Pope Quits CSUN Softball Team

Jackie Pope has left the Cal State Northridge softball team, Coach Janet Sherman said.

Pope, a sophomore transfer from Oklahoma State, cited personal reasons for leaving the team. The season begins Feb. 1.

Pope, who was 1-1 with a 3.92 earned-run average at Oklahoma State, was expected to be part of the Matadors' pitching rotation with sophomore Tara Glaister and junior Cheri Shinn.

DaCosta bolts: Leo DaCosta of Harvard-Westlake High, a starting point guard for the Wolverines' state Division III championship team last season, has left the team because of academic reasons. DaCosta, who averaged 3.2 assists last season, began the season academically ineligible and subsequently decided to focus on academics.

Remaking a date: A Marmonte League girls' basketball game between Channel Islands and Agoura, originally to be played last month, has been rescheduled for Saturday at Agoura High.

Reseda Recreation Center will hold signups for baseball and softball seasons from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Sign-ups will continue until leagues are filled.

Information: (818) 756-9269 or (818) 881-3882.


College of the Canyons golf tournaments are set for Feb. 3 and Feb. 24 at Valencia Country Club, site of the 1998 Nissan Open. Proceeds benefit the golf team.

Information: (805) 259-7800 ext. 379 or (805) 648-3272.


The Conejo Recreation and Park District Sports Office is accepting applications for its Coed Adult Winter-Spring Volleyball League.

The season, open to anyone 16 or older, begins Feb. 9.

Information: (805) 495-4674.


Reggie Smith Baseball Academy will hold a camp Saturday and Sunday for youngsters 6 to 17 at Encino Little League. A parent session will be held Sunday.

Information: (888) 448-7722 or (818) 788-3467.

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