Reseda’s Cross Out With a Broken Foot


Reseda High point guard Trenton Cross, an All-City Section 3-A Division selection last season, will miss the rest of the season because of a broken bone in his left foot.

Cross (5-foot-10) suffered the injury in the first half of last Friday’s 80-67 victory over San Fernando when he landed awkwardly after taking a shot. X-rays taken Tuesday revealed a break in a metatarsal bone.

The loss will hurt Reseda’s chances of winning the 3-A championship. Cross, who has signed a letter of intent to play next season at Cal State Northridge, is considered one of the area’s best point guards. Cross, a Times All-Valley selection as a junior, was averaging 18.5 points and 3.4 assists.


The Regents are 17-1.

“Everybody’s going to have to step it up,” Coach Jeff Halpern said. “It’s been a good season and a lousy season.”


The Village Christian boys’ team picked up another victory when the Crusaders’ 60-54 loss to Marshall Fundamental last week was ruled a forfeit because Marshall Fundamental used an ineligible player.

With the forfeit, Village Christian improves to 16-9 overall. The Crusaders will play Mojave on Friday in a first-round playoff game.

College Track

Jeff Nasternak, a sophomore transfer from Charleston Southern (S.C.) University, will compete for the Cal State Northridge men’s track and field team during the upcoming outdoor season.

Nasternak, a 1992 graduate of Cicero High in New York City, has a personal best of 1 minute 53.46 seconds in the 800 meters.

“We’ll redshirt him (during the indoor season),” Northridge Coach Don Strametz said. “But he’ll definitely run outdoors.”


College Basketball

Paul Tapp of Cal Lutheran has won the AT&T; Long Distance Award for highest three-point shooting percentage for an NCAA Division III player in January.

Tapp, a 6-foot-1 senior guard from Burbank High, made 29 of 46 (63.0%) three-point shots in helping the Kingsmen (20-1) to a 7-1 record during the month.

He is averaging 13.7 points a game with shooting percentages of 52.7 from the field, 54.9 from three-point range and 90.9 from the foul line.


Ten area high school players are on a list of the state’s top college and professional prospects. The list was compiled by Collegiate Baseball magazine, USA Baseball and Mizuno USA.

The 10 are: pitcher Bill Scheffels and infielder Ryan Hankins of Simi Valley High, pitcher-outfielder Randy Wolf of El Camino Real, pitcher Joel Zamudio of Monroe, pitcher Carlos Velazco of Sylmar, first baseman Brad Wright of Crespi, infielder Josh Morton of Calabasas, outfielder Darrell Dent of Montclair Prep, catcher-infielder Jon Schaeffer of Harvard-Westlake and infielder Bryan LaCour of Chatsworth.


Lancaster will welcome the Great American Race, a coast-to-coast competition involving 100 vintage automobiles worth more than $5 million, on June 19.


The overnight stop will include a parade, entertainment, food and crafts booths, and games. The event will take place on Lancaster Boulevard between 10th St. West and Sierra Highway.

The race is scheduled to begin June 19 in Huntington Beach and end July 2 in Wilkes-Barre, Pa.

The Moorpark College men’s polo team will compete in the inaugural Peika Challenge tournament at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center on Friday and Saturday.

Information: 818-368-9334.