Royal's Rainer Denied Waiver Pending Outcome of Hearing

The Southern Section has denied the hardship waiver request of Royal High sophomore pitcher Mike Rainer, pending a hearing Mar. 22, Royal Athletic Director Terry Dobbins said.

Rainer has been in the center of alleged undue-influence violations by Simi Valley Coach Mike Scyphers. Southern Section Commissioner Dean Crowley said Tuesday he was awaiting a report from Simi Valley Principal Kathryn Scroggin before he could rule on the alleged violations.

Ray Rainer, Mike's father, alleged that Scyphers convinced his son to enroll at Simi Valley on the night before school started last fall. Rainer transferred to Royal in December and sought varsity eligibility via a hardship waiver last month.

The Thousand Oaks High alumni game will be played at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, March 18, at Thousand Oaks High.


For the second consecutive season, Ventura College center Julie Hardy was the only area player named to the junior college All-State first team.

Ventura freshman guard Marina Reyes and Canyons freshman guard Kyetra Brown were named to the second team.

Moorpark College is accepting applications for head coach of the women's basketball program.

The filing deadline is March 10. Information: 805-378-1404.

Contributing: Jeff Fletcher, Irene Garcia, Bryan Rodgers.

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