Mike Batesole, coach of the Cal State Northridge baseball team that was recently eliminated, did not land the opening at Iowa he interviewed for two weeks ago.
Scott Broghamer, an Iowa assistant the past 11 seasons, was selected from five finalists.
Outfielder Terrmel Sledge, the most highly sought Northridge player since the program’s elimination, has signed with Cal State Long Beach.
Sledge, a left-handed hitter from Kennedy High, batted .392 with eight home runs and 53 runs batted in last season.
Waking Bailey, a three-year starter at defensive back for Kennedy High and a three-time All-City selection, has committed to San Jose State. He did not achieve a qualifying score on the American College Test until last month, delaying his decision.
Cheree Hicks of Cal State Northridge placed second in the women’s shotput in the USA Track and Field Junior championships at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville on Sunday to qualify for the U.S. team that will compete in the Pan American Junior championships in Havana on July 18-20.
Hicks threw the shot a career-best 50-11 1/2 to finish second behind UCLA’s Seilala Sua (53-9 1/4).
Christina Tolson of Northridge finished fourth in the women’s shotput at 48-10 and junior-to-be Bridget Pearson of Hoover High placed sixth in the women’s pole vault at 11-1 3/4.
Oxnard welterweight Fernando Vargas won his fourth professional fight without a defeat with a first-round knockout over Jim Maloney on Friday in Atlantic City.
Mia St. John of Woodland Hills recorded a third-round knockout of Contina Fredricks on Friday in Tampa, Fla., and is 3-0 since turning pro in February.
Terry Davila, a Northridge men’s assistant for two seasons, will no longer work with the Matadors after coming to a “mutual agreement” with Coach Marwan Ass’ad.
The Valley United Blast, a boys’ under-17 club soccer team, won matches Monday and Tuesday in round-robin play at the Western Regional in West Jordan, Utah.
Monday, the Blast defeated the La Jolla Nomads, 2-1, on goals by Rocky Monzon (Reseda High) and Miro Bilaver (Grant). The Nomads won the under-16 national title last year.
Tuesday, the Blast defeated the Idaho Capitals, 5-1. Monzon, Bilaver, Marvin Quijano (Reseda), Aaron Benditson (Oak Park) and Chad Schutt (Camarillo) scored.
Howie Titzel, a 6-foot-2, 245-pound guard from Saugus High, leaves today for his Plebe year at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, where he will play football.