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February 21, 1997 | PAIGE A. LEECH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Pitchers Jamie Gillies of Saugus and Sara Griffin of Simi Valley grew up about 30 miles apart, but the distance didn't seem to matter. As much as Gillies heard about Griffin, two years her senior, they might as well have been neighbors. Griffin's success at Simi Valley High, where she had a record of 63-6 in her career and led the Pioneers to a Southern Section Division I title in 1993, was not exactly a well-kept secret. "I remember seeing her name in the [newspaper] a lot," Gillies said.
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August 29, 1997 | PAIGE A. LEECH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If only Sara Griffin hadn't left her feet to make the play. Had she remained upright, she probably would have finished the college softball season with her third Big Ten Conference player of the year award. But Griffin, Michigan's top pitcher and hitter, is an all-out competitor. She was playing third base in a game against Iowa on April 5 when Brandi Macias, who played at Palmdale High, popped a bunt in front of the plate. Griffin and first baseman Traci Conrad charged in to make the play.
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June 23, 1994 | PAIGE A. LEECH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The reign is over and Marmonte League batters couldn't be happier. Simi Valley High right-hander Sara Griffin, The Times' Ventura County pitcher of the year, has thrown her last trademark riseball for the Pioneers, who dominated during her four seasons. Griffin single-handedly guided the Pioneers to two Southern Section Division I championship games, one section title, two league titles and a No. 1 ranking in the state.
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February 21, 1997 | PAIGE A. LEECH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Pitchers Jamie Gillies of Saugus and Sara Griffin of Simi Valley grew up about 30 miles apart, but the distance didn't seem to matter. As much as Gillies heard about Griffin, two years her senior, they might as well have been neighbors. Griffin's success at Simi Valley High, where she had a record of 63-6 in her career and led the Pioneers to a Southern Section Division I title in 1993, was not exactly a well-kept secret. "I remember seeing her name in the [newspaper] a lot," Gillies said.
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October 30, 1993 | PAIGE A. LEECH
Simi Valley High pitcher Sara Griffin, the 1993 Southern Section Division I player of the year, made an oral commitment this week to play softball at Michigan. "She went to Michigan and just fell in love with the greenery," said Karen Griffin, Sara's mother. "She came home (from her recruiting trip) and said, 'Mom, there's ivy on the walls.'
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May 29, 1992
In other 5-A games: Kennedy 2, Thousand Oaks 0--Lisa Pitt doubled in the sixth inning to score junior Lana Jiminez for the host Fighting Irish. Jiminez, who scored Kennedy's first run following a hit by pitcher Nicole Paloney, went three for three and had three stolen bases. Paloney (10-2) had eight strikeouts for Kennedy, which plays Cypress next Tuesday.
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June 24, 1994
Keith Smith of Newbury Park High and Sara Griffin of Simi Valley High have been selected boys' and girls' co-athletes of the year in the Southland by the Amateur Athletic Foundation of Los Angeles. Smith, who became California's all-time passing leader with 9,971 yards while leading the Panthers to a Southern Section Division II championship last fall, turned down a football scholarship with Arizona to sign a pro baseball contract with the Detroit Tigers. Smith, a shortstop who batted .
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May 11, 1994
Sara Griffin SCHOOL: Simi Valley SPORT: Softball YEAR: Senior SEASON AT A GLANCE: Griffin, a right-hander who has signed with Michigan, is 18-1 with a 0.09 earned-run average and has 258 strikeouts in 163 innings. She has allowed five runs, two earned. Griffin, the 1993 state player of the year after leading the Pioneers to the Southern Section Division I title, has two no-hitters and 15 shutouts.
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July 17, 1996 | PAIGE A. LEECH
For all of the accolades and awards bestowed on Michigan ace pitcher Sara Griffin, a former Simi Valley High star, there is one triumph that has managed to elude her: a victory in the Women's College World Series. On the strength of Griffin's right arm, Michigan has advanced to the World Series in each of the past two seasons after only one appearance in all the years before she went to Ann Arbor.
SPORTS
August 29, 1997 | PAIGE A. LEECH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If only Sara Griffin hadn't left her feet to make the play. Had she remained upright, she probably would have finished the college softball season with her third Big Ten Conference player of the year award. But Griffin, Michigan's top pitcher and hitter, is an all-out competitor. She was playing third base in a game against Iowa on April 5 when Brandi Macias, who played at Palmdale High, popped a bunt in front of the plate. Griffin and first baseman Traci Conrad charged in to make the play.
SPORTS
July 17, 1996 | PAIGE A. LEECH
For all of the accolades and awards bestowed on Michigan ace pitcher Sara Griffin, a former Simi Valley High star, there is one triumph that has managed to elude her: a victory in the Women's College World Series. On the strength of Griffin's right arm, Michigan has advanced to the World Series in each of the past two seasons after only one appearance in all the years before she went to Ann Arbor.
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May 19, 1995 | DANA HADDAD
Oh, to be a college freshman. The newfound freedom, the discovery of a far different lifestyle at some far-off campus. But oh, the enormity of newfound responsibility and the discovery that you're alone in a strange place, separated from friends and family. Sara Griffin, from fair-weathered Simi Valley High, now plays softball at Michigan and knows all about the big adjustment. On April 8, she was pitching in a doubleheader at Iowa. With a 40-m.p.h.
SPORTS
June 24, 1994
Keith Smith of Newbury Park High and Sara Griffin of Simi Valley High have been selected boys' and girls' co-athletes of the year in the Southland by the Amateur Athletic Foundation of Los Angeles. Smith, who became California's all-time passing leader with 9,971 yards while leading the Panthers to a Southern Section Division II championship last fall, turned down a football scholarship with Arizona to sign a pro baseball contract with the Detroit Tigers. Smith, a shortstop who batted .
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June 23, 1994 | PAIGE A. LEECH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The reign is over and Marmonte League batters couldn't be happier. Simi Valley High right-hander Sara Griffin, The Times' Ventura County pitcher of the year, has thrown her last trademark riseball for the Pioneers, who dominated during her four seasons. Griffin single-handedly guided the Pioneers to two Southern Section Division I championship games, one section title, two league titles and a No. 1 ranking in the state.
SPORTS
June 23, 1994 | PAIGE A. LEECH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
From where Newbury Park High's Kristi Fox sat at the beginning of the year, postseason accolades were the furthest thing from her mind. She was, after all, sitting on the bench. But, as the Panthers endured a slow start and a coaching change six games into the season, Fox finally earned a starting position. And by year's end, she was the go-to girl who helped the Panthers finish second in the Marmonte League at 10-4 and 21-8 overall.
SPORTS
May 11, 1994
Sara Griffin SCHOOL: Simi Valley SPORT: Softball YEAR: Senior SEASON AT A GLANCE: Griffin, a right-hander who has signed with Michigan, is 18-1 with a 0.09 earned-run average and has 258 strikeouts in 163 innings. She has allowed five runs, two earned. Griffin, the 1993 state player of the year after leading the Pioneers to the Southern Section Division I title, has two no-hitters and 15 shutouts.
SPORTS
May 19, 1995 | DANA HADDAD
Oh, to be a college freshman. The newfound freedom, the discovery of a far different lifestyle at some far-off campus. But oh, the enormity of newfound responsibility and the discovery that you're alone in a strange place, separated from friends and family. Sara Griffin, from fair-weathered Simi Valley High, now plays softball at Michigan and knows all about the big adjustment. On April 8, she was pitching in a doubleheader at Iowa. With a 40-m.p.h.
SPORTS
June 23, 1994 | PAIGE A. LEECH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
From where Newbury Park High's Kristi Fox sat at the beginning of the year, postseason accolades were the furthest thing from her mind. She was, after all, sitting on the bench. But, as the Panthers endured a slow start and a coaching change six games into the season, Fox finally earned a starting position. And by year's end, she was the go-to girl who helped the Panthers finish second in the Marmonte League at 10-4 and 21-8 overall.
SPORTS
October 30, 1993 | PAIGE A. LEECH
Simi Valley High pitcher Sara Griffin, the 1993 Southern Section Division I player of the year, made an oral commitment this week to play softball at Michigan. "She went to Michigan and just fell in love with the greenery," said Karen Griffin, Sara's mother. "She came home (from her recruiting trip) and said, 'Mom, there's ivy on the walls.'
SPORTS
May 29, 1992
In other 5-A games: Kennedy 2, Thousand Oaks 0--Lisa Pitt doubled in the sixth inning to score junior Lana Jiminez for the host Fighting Irish. Jiminez, who scored Kennedy's first run following a hit by pitcher Nicole Paloney, went three for three and had three stolen bases. Paloney (10-2) had eight strikeouts for Kennedy, which plays Cypress next Tuesday.
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