SPRING SPORTS HIGHLIGHTS : High School Volleyball
Woodbridge def. Harvard, 15-11, 15-7, 15-10--The defeat eliminated Harvard from the Southern Section 4-A playoffs in the first round. Woodbridge’s key player was 6-7 sophomore Adam Keefe, who patrolled the net and shut down Harvard’s offense. He also finished with 22 kills.
Woodbridge finished third in the Sea View League but was still ranked eighth in the Southern Section. Harvard was unranked entering the playoffs.
“When he plays with a lot of confidence, he takes over,” Woodbridge Coach Steve Stratos said of Keefe. “He’s one of the best hitters anywhere.”
Harvard, which won the Ocean League, struggled in the first game after jumping out to an early lead.
With leading hitter John Phelps still suffering from the flu, Harvard’s offense faltered. Nonetheless, Phelps had 21 kills.
CSUN 13, Cal State LA 12--CSUN’s Danny Fernandez drew a bases-loaded walk with two outs in the bottom of the ninth to account for the winning run. CSUN’s John Balfanz hit his 17th home run of the season in the fourth.
Biola 11, Master’s 5--Master’s left fielder Tim Kane misplayed Gary Ifland’s eighth-inning, bases-loaded single and allowed four runs to score as Biola came from behind to win at home. Rod Shackelford and Kurt Thielen were both 2 for 3 for Master’s.
Junior College Baseball
Valley 16, Mission 2--Dave Cossairt allowed only one earned run in eight innings to lead Valley at home. Dave Serpa was 3 for 3 and Chris Haslock, Mark Glennie, Howard Halen and Tim Riley each had two hits for Valley.
College of the Canyons 8, Antelope Valley 3--Canyons pitcher Darrin Beer struck out five and allowed only four hits. Center fielder Bob Clark hit a two-run homer in the seventh inning for Canyons, while teammates Frank Halcovich (2 for 3) and Chris Cota (3 for 5) combined for three RBIs.
High School Softball
Burbank 13, Alhambra 0--Kym Bailey pitched a one-hitter, allowing only a fifth-inning single by Sue Chin, to lead Burbank at Alhambra.
Village Christian 1, L.A. Lutheran 0--Village Christian avenged its only Alpha League loss as Michelle Vail pitched a one-hitter in the nine-inning game at home. Vail drove in the winning run with a single in the bottom of the ninth.
L.A. Baptist 17, Western Christian 6--Michelle Ruffner was 3 for 4 with a solo homer, Susie Duane was 3 for 3 and Angela Kruzner was 3 for 4 for L.A. Baptist.
Flintridge Sacred Heart 13, Our Lady of Loretto 0--Katie Ruck and Anna Lund each had three hits to lead Sacred Heart at home. Julie Moscicki pitched a four-hitter.
El Camino Real 11, Taft 0--El Camino was led by Corey Fischer (2 for 3), Beth Silverman (2 for 4), Darci Stehlik (2 for 4) and Stacy Trapp (2 for 4).
Canoga Park 3, Cleveland 1--Pitcher De Dow won her 11th game in 13 outings by striking out 10 and walking none. She was also 2 for 3 with two RBIs.
Kennedy 4, Sylmar 2--Kennedy’s Pauline Madrid was 2 for 2 with a three-run double.
Chatsworth 5, Cleveland 2--Jon Holiday, Evan Borstein and Ronnie Monatlik each had singles’ victories for Chatsworth.
North Hollywood 6, Poly 1--North Hollywood swept the doubles matches and Jason Freeman, Natt Narthong and Bruce Osterman won their singles matches.
El Camino Real 5, Taft 2--Tony Cohen won the second-singles seed, while Scott Bluman won the third-singles seed to lead El Camino (4-1 in West Valley League). El Camino also won the three top doubles events.
Larry Pearl, one of the top-ranked tennis players in the city, won the first-singles seed, while teammate Jeff Rosenzweig won the fourth-seed singles for Taft (3-2).
Westlake 90, Newbury Park 28--Desiree Joubert and Stacia Pollock each won two events to lead Westlake at home. Joubert won the 400 meters in 59.2 and the 800 in 2:15.17. Pollock won the high jump and the 100 meters.
Melissa Sutton of Newbury Park won the 1,500 in 5:07.53 and the 3,000 in 11:17.98.
High School Swimming
Eric Weitz won the 200-yard individual medley (2:00.7), the 100-yard backstroke (55.46) and teammate Kenji Bek won the 200-yard freestyle (1:48.20) and the 100-yard butterfly (54.51) to lead Calabasas to the Frontier League swimming championship.
Calabasas won seven of eight events. Agoura was second in the meet, while Nordhoff was third and Santa Paula and Santa Clara tied for fourth.