Granada Hills’ Creith to Pitch for Indiana’s Softball Team


Granada Hills High pitcher Jessica Creith made a commitment to attend Indiana after visiting the campus last week.

Creith, who was selected to The Times’ All-Valley team in 1995, led the Highlanders to the City Section 4-A Division final last season. She was 15-5 with an 0.31 earned-run average and 117 strikeouts in 134 innings. She also hit .459.


Gabe Crecion of Chaminade High, an All-Southern Section Division III and Times All-Valley selection at tight end, has made a commitment to UCLA.


The 6-foot-4, 220-pound Crecion had 25 receptions for 401 yards and eight touchdowns for Chaminade (11-2), which reached the semifinals of the Division III playoffs.

Crecion is the second local player to have committed to UCLA recently. Antelope Valley running back Jermaine Lewis, the Division II co-player of the year, said Sunday that he will play for the Bruins.


Cal State Northridge and as many as three other schools could be added to the West Coast Conference if a plan pursued by Northridge Athletic Paul Bubb is accepted by the conference. The earliest the plan could go into effect is probably 1998, Bubb said.

At the NCAA convention last week, Bubb had informal discussions with West Coast Conference Commissioner Michael Gilleran.

Bubb said Gilleran was receptive to the idea of adding Northridge, Grand Canyon, Southern Utah and Lewis-Clark State. Lewis-Clark is an NAIA powerhouse, but it may move up to Division I within the next few years.

Northridge will be without a conference in 1997, after a final season in the Western Athletic Conference this spring.



The Master’s College men’s team is ranked 14th in NAIA Division I.

The Mustangs (14-4) posted a 78-67 victory over Cal State Bakersfield--the fourth-ranked team in NCAA Division II--on Saturday but still dropped one place from the previous poll.

The Moorpark High boys’ team will hold its alumni game Feb. 3 at 7 p.m. in the Moorpark High gym.

Information: 805-378-6383 or 805-529-8980.

Contributing: Jeff Fletcher, Michael Lazarus, John Ortega, Tris Wykes.