December 24, 1997
This was supposed to be a rebuilding year for the Louisville High girls' basketball program. The Royals lost four starters to graduation and were picked as low as fourth in a preseason poll of Mission League coaches. On Tuesday, Louisville improved to 9-0, its best start in school history, with a 62-52 nonleague victory over St. Bonaventure at Louisville. Freshman guard Megan Wiser scored a game-high 22 points and senior forward Teresa Delgado added 17 points for Louisville. J.W.
April 25, 2000 |
The Thousand Oaks High softball tournament is only days away, and competition doesn't get much better. When the tournament starts Saturday, eight of The Times' top 10 regional teams will battle for the coveted Green Bracket title. Four other teams in the tournament have been ranked in the poll earlier this season. The only ranked teams missing are No. 1 Crescenta Valley and No. 9 Quartz Hill. But their absence is their loss.
May 24, 1998 |
Oli Keohohou of Newbury Park High has never seen a pitch she didn't like. "Her only fault is that there isn't a pitch she doesn't think she can hit," Newbury Park Coach Pete Ackermann said. "Discipline is the one attribute she needs to put in her repertoire." Yet considering her extraordinary success at the plate, swinging at bad pitches certainly hasn't appeared to slow her down.
January 11, 2000 |
It was just the way Newbury Park High likes to play. Fast and furious. The Panthers dictated the tempo from the start of their Marmonte League girls' basketball game Monday night, and Royal finally cracked under the pressure. Newbury Park went on a 28-2 run midway through the third quarter and ran away for a 79-53 victory. "I think defensively the kids picked up the intensity, and we were just very focused," Newbury Park Coach Nori Parvin said.
June 16, 1999 |
Pitcher Jamie Shields of Hart High, who helped the Indians win their first Southern Section baseball championship, was selected CIF Division II player of the year. Shields, a junior, had an 11-1 record and hit 11 home runs. Coach Bud Murray of Hart, who is retiring after 39 years of high school and college coaching, is the Division II coach of the year.
December 27, 1998 |
Lisa Zarubick's three-point basket with 13 seconds to play gave Glendora St. Lucy's High a 52-50 victory over Simi Valley on Saturday night in the championship game of the Simi Valley tournament. Center Erin Epperson scored 16 points for St. Lucy's (8-2), which had lost in the tournament final the last two seasons. Zarubick scored nine points. Freshman Teresa Cooper scored 10 points for the Pioneers (8-2), ranked No. 5 in the region by The Times. Guard Jamie Sturdivant had nine points.