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Lancers’ Sizemore Loses Interim Tag

Bill Sizemore, interim baseball coach at Thousand Oaks High, on Tuesday was hired as the school’s permanent coach. Sizemore, 42, led the Lancers to a third-place finish in the Marmonte League.

El Camino Real High junior Shaun Fishman was chosen player of the year in the West Valley League.

Fishman had an 11-4 record as a pitcher with a 2.20 earned-run average. He also batted .415 with four homes runs for the league-champion Conquistadores.

Basketball

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Doug Michelson has been hired as full-time men’s basketball coach and physical education instructor at Valley College, where he coached the Monarchs the past three seasons as a walk-on.

Michelson coached the Valley women’s team for six seasons, starting in 1987, and took the Monarchs to six Western State Conference South Division titles. He had coached and taught at Hart High for several years.

Westlake High announced that John Hattrup has been selected as girls’ basketball coach. He replaces Len Locher.

Hattrup, who previously coached at Brea Olinda High, led that team to a 33-0 record in 1993-94 and a No. 1 ranking in the country by USA Today.

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Former Notre Dame High standout G.C. Marcaccini has signed a one-year contract with the Cholet Pitch of the French League A Division.

Softball

La Canada High Coach Tom Parker surprised his players and their parents when he announced his resignation at the team banquet last week.

Parker, the 1995 Times Valley coach of the year, had an 80-19 record over four seasons as coach at La Canada. His teams won three Rio Hondo League titles and made it to the Southern Section Division IV finals in 1994 and 1995, winning the title in 1995.

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Parker did not mention his resignation to his players until the banquet but said he has been contemplating the move all season.

“I told myself last year that if I found myself in a position where I couldn’t put 100% into each and every game, then it would be time to step down,” he said.

Parker’s daughter, Lindsay, the 1995 Times’ Valley pitcher of the year, now pitches for Fresno State. He also has a younger daughter who attends Crescenta Valley High and runs track.

“I found myself wanting to be at this track meet or heading to that game in Fresno, even when my team had league games,” he said. “That made it obvious to me that I wasn’t putting 100% into it.”

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A successor has not been hired.

Kristi Fox of Newbury Park High and Brooke Rutschman of Camarillo have been selected as the top performers in the Marmonte League.

Fox, a senior right-hander who is headed to Virginia on scholarship, was selected most valuable pitcher. Rutschman, a junior shortstop who batted .500 in league play, was chosen most valuable player.

Track and Field

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The Amateur Athletic Union Southern California Regional age-group championships will be held at Quartz Hill High on June 22.

Events in five age-group categories, ranging from ages 9-10 to ages 17-18, will be contested.

The top eight finishers in each event will advance to the Region 13 championships in Porterville, Calif., on July 20-21.

Information: 805-789-5885.

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Miscellany

The Ventura County Sports Hall of Fame will announce its inductees for this year and honor top high school and college athletes from this season at a banquet Saturday at the Doubletree Hotel in Ventura.

Tickets are available for the banquet.

Information: 805-495-1814.

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Contributing: Fernando Dominguez, Steve Henson, Vince Kowalick, Michael Lazarus, Paige A. Leech, John Ortega, Peter Yoon.


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