March 19, 1997
Eight of the nation's top 25 college softball teams are entered in this week's PONY Invitational tournament at Cal State Fullerton. The 16-team field includes No. 1-ranked Arizona, which is 25-0 for the season and 4-0 in the Pac-10. Arizona, which won the PONY title last season, also won the national championship. Other ranked teams are Fresno State (No. 2), Washington (5), Oklahoma State (14), Oklahoma (15), Cal State Northridge (18), Southwest Louisiana (19) and Nevada Las Vegas (23).
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 30, 1998 |
Two of the city's softball teams that captured national titles last year are poised to defend their titles next month. Both a 12-and-under and a 10-and-under team from Simi Valley have clinched spots in the Amateur Softball Assn.'s Southwest Regional Championship, the final stop for recreation players and the equivalent of a national tournament. The tournament is scheduled Aug. 5-9. Games will be played in several cities depending on the age group. The older girls will play in Fort Carson, Colo.
May 24, 1992
Orange County's three top-seeded softball teams, Mater Dei, La Habra and Woodbridge, will have road games in the next round of the Southern Section playoffs. Mater Dei plays the Pacifica-Cerritos winner in the Division 5-A quarterfinals Thursday. Pacifica and Cerritos had their first-round game suspended by darkness with the teams tied 0-0 after 20 1/2 innings. La Habra (23-2) plays at Fontana (18-4) in a 4-A second-round game Tuesday.
March 21, 1985
Several of the country's best collegiate softball teams will converge on Cal State Fullerton's new softball complex this weekend for the 16-team, double-elimination Pony Tournament. The second-ranked Titans will be the favorite, but they'll be challenged by Nebraska (No. 4), Fresno State (5), Utah (6), Arizona State (7), California (8), Cal Poly Pomona (9), Northwestern (12) and Pacific (15). The tournament begins Friday at 9 a.m. and will continue through Sunday afternoon's championship game.
June 23, 1994
Coach: Neils Ludlow School: EL CAMINO REAL Ludlow led El Camino Real to its seventh City Section title in his 10-year tenure. The Conquistadores wrested the title from two-time defending champion San Pedro with a 4-0 victory in May. Student: Michelle Brown School: HIGHLAND Position: IF Brown, who will play for Utah, is Highland's first softball player to earn a scholarship. Brown batted .420 with 29 RBIs, seven doubles, two triples and two home runs. She was recruited by several colleges.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 5, 2000 |
The nomadic West Valley Girls Softball League, which sued the city because it doesn't have permanent playing fields, abandoned its part-time fields Thursday, a day after gunfire sent players diving for cover during a game. Police, meanwhile, continued to search for the gunman who opened fire Wednesday at the Canoga Park High School field from across the street, wounding two young men. Officials now believe an earlier fight in a nearby alley was unrelated to the attack.