Granada Hills Names Ratcliff Football Coach

Granada Hills High Athletic Director Anthony Estrin said Thursday that Brad Ratcliff has been named the Highlanders’ football coach.

Ratcliff, formerly head coach at University, was an assistant at Westchester last season and will be a health teacher at Granada Hills.

“He’s already getting his staff together,” Estrin said. “He’s ready to go and get started.”

Ratcliff replaces Tom Harp, who resigned in February after 10 seasons.


Track and Field

Brody Winn of Oak Park High, the Ventura County and Southern Section Division IV champion in the boys’ high jump, will attend UC Irvine in the fall.

Winn has a personal best of 6 feet 8 inches.



Chris Zambri, a teaching pro at Westlake Village golf course, shot an even-par 70, four shots behind leader Nick Price, in the first round of the U.S. Open at Southampton, N.Y.

Zambri, who played at Westlake High and USC, finished third in a 36-hole Open qualifier last week at Valencia Country Club.


Tom Nelford of Rio Mesa High, who placed fourth at 152 pounds in the State wrestling finals in Stockton last March, will compete in the USA Wrestling Assn. Junior Nationals at Fargo, N.D., July 23-27.

Nelford, honored as the school’s athlete of the year Thursday night at the Ventura County Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony, placed second at the state freestyle tournament in Sacramento in April to advance to the junior nationals.

The competition in Fargo will include about 100 wrestlers in 13 weight classes from throughout the nation competing in freestyle wrestling, similar to Olympic-style wrestling.

Nelford will attend Columbia in the fall.



Woodland Hills Sunrise is holding registration Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for its summer program.

Youngsters 5-12 are eligible.

Information: 818-341-2431.

Andy Nieto, an assistant at East L.A College last season, was named interim head coach at Glendale College.

Nieto replaces Steve Coots, who is going on medical leave.


Village Christian High is sponsoring a camp for girls from the fourth through ninth grades. The camp, which runs from noon to 5 p.m., June 26-30, costs $85 per player.

Information: 818-767-8382 or 805-288-2072.


* Contributing: Jeff Fletcher, Vince Kowalick, Michael Lazarus, John Ortega, Bryan Rodgers.