May 10, 1989
Mike Scyphers knows something about pressure. In 11 seasons as coach of Simi Valley's baseball team, Scyphers, in various instances, has entered the playoffs with teams ranked first in the nation, state, division and the Valley. But, despite Simi Valley's 20-3 record this season, something is different. Perhaps it is because the Pioneers lost two games to Newbury Park, or that they were not supposed to be 17 games over .500 at this point. "I'm kind of glad we don't have a streak going or anything," Scyphers said.
May 3, 1989 |
Paul Muff said Tuesday that he has resigned as Crespi High's basketball coach and has been succeeded by Ed Marek, his assistant and former player. Muff, 39, will remain at the school as athletic director and will assume increased administrative responsibilities such as fund-raising for the athletic department, he said. "It was a tough decision but it feels good that we're keeping the job in the family," he said, referring to Marek. "Seeing guys I coached take over makes me feel good, but it also makes me feel old."
December 11, 1986 |
Last spring, golf coaches Bill Bellatty of Calabasas High and Paul Muff of Crespi were playing a friendly round while their teams battled it out on the course. Since they also coach basketball, they reasoned that if the teams could play on the course, why not on the courts? In the first-ever basketball game between the two schools, senior forward Steve Ward scored 27 points Wednesday night to lead Calabasas to a 73-65 nonleague win at Crespi.
June 7, 1986
In my seven years as athletic director at Crespi High, I have never responded to any of the articles written in either The Times or The Daily News regarding Crespi athletics. I have always felt that both publications have treated us fairly. However, I feel compelled to answer one of the charges made in your article ("The High Schools") of June 1. You make some very serious allegations against our baseball program, covering the past 10 years, without revealing some very pertinent information.
December 19, 1985 |
Paul Muff, the basketball coach at Crespi High, found it ironic that two of the San Fernando Valley's best teams historically would have to travel to Pomona to finally meet during the regular season. And when Pat Knight hit an off-balance 10-footer with seven seconds left to give Crespi a 50-49 win, the Celts--at least temporarily--came away one up in Valley superiority. It also advanced Crespi in the consolation bracket of the Tournament of Champions at Cal Poly Pomona.
February 20, 1985 |
Paul Muff could be excused for saying, "Oh no, not again," when the pairings for the Southern Section basketball playoffs were announced Sunday. Crespi High will play host to Jordan on Friday at 7:30 p.m. in the opening round of the 5-A playoffs. The Celts won the Del Rey League championship, while the Panthers of Jordan finished third in the Moore League. Crespi, with a 15-7 overall record, is ranked ninth in the 5-A. Jordan is 11-12 overall. A Crespi romp, right? The Celts are favorites.