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May 3, 1994 | JEFF FLETCHER
Bill Scheffels, The Times' Ventura County pitcher of the year last season, dropped out of Simi Valley High on Monday rather than face an expulsion hearing for making a prank bomb threat last week at school. Scheffels, a senior, enrolled Monday in the Simi Valley Adult School and Career Institute, apparently ending his high school baseball career.
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November 19, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
  Sarah Baxter , No. 1 female cross country runner in the nation from Simi Valley High, has selected Oregon as her college choice. Baxter has never lost a high school race. She will be bidding for her fourth consecutive Southern Section individual title on Saturday at Mt. San Antonio College in the Southern Section championships. She was the Gatorade national cross country runner of the year in 2012. Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
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January 28, 1992 | PAIGE A. LEECH
Simi Valley High's Kirk Robertson and Royal's Jason Wendland, both offensive linemen, made oral commitments to play football for Division I schools this fall. Robertson (6-foot-4, 270 pounds), who plans to major in pre-med, gave an oral commitment this week to play at Arizona State. "I liked the academic support and the program itself," Robertson said. Robertson also made recruiting trips to UC Berkeley, University of Wisconsin and Northwestern University.
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October 30, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 If it's Halloween eve, it's time for baseball players to dress up in their best costumes and try to scare their teammates, if not sportswriters. Simi Valley High held its annual Halloween baseball game, with players doing their best to impress everyone. Apparently the sophomores think they're good enough to dress up as Harlem Globetrotters. Maybe basketball Coach Ryan Bradshaw will give them a look. Photo: Back row left to right: Assistant coach Bob Alvarado, senior Austin Fields, Coach Matt La Belle, senior Taylor Campos.
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October 17, 1998 | CHRIS WILEY
Tim Bird completed 17 of 23 passes for 235 yards and two touchdowns as Simi Valley High escaped with its first Marmonte League victory, 21-20, over Thousand Oaks on Friday night at Simi Valley. Thousand Oaks (2-4, 1-1) scored what might have been the winning touchdown with 1 minute 30 seconds left in the game, but a 28-yard scoring pass from Gabe Portilla to Joey Casillas was nullified by a motion penalty. The pass came on a fourth-and-12 situation.
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January 27, 1994 | JASON H. REID
With basketball Coach Dean Bradshaw's status unclear for Friday night's game against Camarillo because of an altercation with a player, Simi Valley High officials are uncertain who will coach the team when it returns to play for the first time in two weeks. Bradshaw is suspended while the Simi Valley Unified School District conducts its investigation of the incident, in which Bradshaw shoved senior guard Sam Rodriguez during a 51-44 league victory over Westlake on Jan. 14.
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May 4, 1994 | JEFF FLETCHER and MACK REED, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Mike Scyphers, among the most successful high school baseball coaches in Southern California, has been removed from coaching at Simi Valley High School because of a police probe into possible financial and disciplinary improprieties, Simi Valley police said Tuesday. Scyphers, who has brought the Simi Valley program to national prominence in his 16 years as coach, denied any wrongdoing.
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September 21, 1994 | LON EUBANKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
John Easterbrook began his career as Cal State Fullerton's athletic director in whirlwind fashion Tuesday, facing the challenge of replacing Brad Holland as basketball coach with the start of workouts only 25 days away. "I've had a lot of telephone calls about the position, from people strongly interested in it, as well as other people making recommendations," Easterbrook said. "It tells me there is a lot of interest in this position, and in Fullerton basketball."
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January 17, 1999 | ERIC SONDHEIMER
There is a reason for the insanity of rising at 5:30 a.m. to run alone along the quiet streets of Simi Valley. Branduinn Fullove doesn't care if drivers give him strange looks as they wonder what motivates a teenager to be up at such an ungodly hour on a school day. "Anything to get a little bit better," he said of his fall workouts. "I figure if I'm not out there, someone else is." Those who doubt the virtues of hard work should come watch Fullove play basketball.
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June 9, 1994 | MACK REED and JEFF FLETCHER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Suspended high school baseball Coach Mike Scyphers broke no laws and will not be prosecuted for allegations that he mishandled his team's money and discipline, the Ventura County District Attorney's office said Wednesday. "There were numerous allegations involving alleged criminal conduct regarding the coach, but most were found to be unfounded," Ventura County Deputy Dist. Atty. Donald M. Grant said.
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July 28, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Life isn't going to be the same for 12--year-old Justin Campbell, a pitcher from Simi Valley who led the USA 12U national basebal team to an 8-1 win over Chinese Taipei on Sunday in the gold medal game of the International Baseball Federation World Cup before a near capacity crowd of 10,500 in Taipei City. He was named to the all-tournament team as the best starting pitcher after going 2-0 in the tournament with one save. He pitched 5 2/3 innings on Sunday, allowing one run on six hits while striking out four.
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July 17, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Justin Campbell of Simi Valley threw a complete game, striking out six, to lead the US 12U national team to a 2-0 victory over Panama on Wednesday in the International Baseball Federation World Cup in Taiwan. Campbell, the younger brother of Simi Valley High pitching standout Matt Campbell, allowed three hits in six shutout innings. He struck out the side in the final inning. Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
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March 28, 2013 | Eric Sondheimer
If Simi Valley High baseball players ever get lazy or start complaining about something innocuous, such as who has to rake the mound, they are usually snapped back to reality by simply watching the determination of senior outfielder Cody Jones. "I have an inspirational story," Jones said, "Why not help out and brighten their day?" To understand the commitment and love of baseball exhibited by Jones, you must go back to when he was 6 years old and trying out for a youth team. He couldn't use his left hand because his left side had been weakened when oxygen was briefly cut off from his brain during a troubled childbirth, leaving him with cerebral palsy.
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December 6, 2012 | Bill Plaschke
She is unbeaten, unreal, and wonderfully unaware. "I guess I run because I'm not good at anything else," Sarah Baxter says with a tiny grin. She hasn't lost a cross-country race in the three years of her Simi Valley High career, yet she once got lost while leading a race on her home course. "She was supposed to go left, she went right, and everyone was screaming and jumping to get her attention," recalls Jessie Ellis, a Pioneers assistant girls' cross-country coach. "A funny story, but there are a lot of funny stories about Sarah.
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November 26, 2010 | By Melissa Rohlin
Sarah Baxter was only 11 at the time, but she says she remembers watching Jordan Hasay glide effortlessly over the dirt trail, a cape of long blond hair trailing her in the wind. That fleeting figure left quite an impression, though, and from that moment on Baxter decided she wanted to be just like Hasay, a University of Oregon sophomore who was a four-time state cross-country champion and competed at the 2008 Olympic trials while in high school. Baxter even let her own blond hair grow long.
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February 22, 2009 | BILL PLASCHKE
At the end of another tough week for teamwork, with major leaguers lying and NBA stars feuding, they ran alone. In Simi Valley, across a grassy field in the lengthening shadow of nearby hills, they ran together. Two girls, side by side, stride for stride, connected by the stretched cotton of a gray belt and the giant arms of innocence. One girl is blind. The other girl is teaching the rest of us to see.
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April 19, 1990 | STEVE HENSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Scott Sharts gazes skyward. He could be watching a baseball fly far over an outfield fence. "Joe Gordon," he says slowly, as if speaking of a legendary slugger. Sharts squeezes a bat and taps it to the ground. "Joe . . . Gordon . " Sharts, a 6-foot-6, 222-pound first baseman, is not easily impressed. He was perhaps the best power hitter in Southern Section history when he played at Simi Valley High from 1986-88.
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September 24, 1997 | ROB FERNAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ian Boys, the latest in a lineup of basketball players to transfer to Simi Valley High, did so, his parents and legal guardian say, because of a financial hardship. Rival coaches have their doubts. They believe Boys' transfer is yet another calculated move that results in the rich getting richer. In the past three years, Simi Valley has benefited from an influx of high-profile players from outside the district, boosting an already solid basketball program into a powerhouse.
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February 20, 2008 | Sean Ceglinsky, Special to The Times
Tyler Trapani couldn't have been more than 6 when his great-grandfather, John Wooden, decided to begin teaching him a thing or two about the game of basketball. The legendary coach was patient with his great-grandson, initially going over the fundamentals while being careful not to discourage the impressionable youngster. More than 11 years later, Trapani, a senior at Simi Valley High, doesn't remember much about those early lessons.
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March 13, 2006 | Jerry Crowe
The UCLA basketball program was in disarray in the latter part of the 1980s, the allure of the Bruins' championship-winning heyday a fading memory, when Don MacLean was a senior starring at Simi Valley High. Walt Hazzard, the Bruins' fifth coach since John Wooden's retirement in 1975, was on his way out the door in the spring of 1988 and UCLA had reached the NCAA tournament only once in five seasons.
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