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West Ranch's Lambirth gives college commitment

In other news, COC to honor Hall nominees and GSAC hoops to air on Fox

Posted: January 22, 2013 1:55 a.m.
Updated: January 22, 2013 1:55 a.m.

West Ranch defensive lineman Jake Lambirth has verbally committed to play football for Cornell University.

Cornell, an Ivy League school, plays in NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision.

Lambirth went on five official visits, including Brown, University of Pennsylvania, Dartmouth and Lafayette.

Cornell finished 4-6 overall last season.

The 2012 All-Santa Clarita Valley and All-Foothill League first-team nose guard had a team-high 55 tackles and eight quarterback hurries and two sacks last season for the Wildcats.

“I am thrilled to have made my decision and am looking forward to playing at Cornell,” said the 6-foot-5-inch, 260-pound lineman in an email. “It is an excellent school academically and its football program is very impressive.”

Lambirth has a cumulative 4.15 GPA.

COC Hall of Fame ceremony Thursday

College of the Canyons will induct its latest group into the school’s Athletic Hall of Fame on Thursday at the Hyatt Regency Valencia.

The 2013 Hall of Fame class includes the 1975 state championship men’s cross country team, former softball coach Ray Whitten, former men’s basketball player Nick Sanderson, former swimmer Christine (Castellano) Worby, former softball player Chantal Pershing and the late former baseball player Robert Corrales.

The biannual event serves as a fundraiser for the school’s Hall of Fame, which is featured in the foyer of the college’s gymnasium.

COC has inducted 18 former student-athletes, teams, coaches, administrators and supporters into its hall of fame since 2005.

For more information on the event and tickets, call the COC Foundation at (661) 362-3434.

GSAC title games to be shown on Fox

The Master’s College basketball on the Fox family of sports networks?

It could happen.

The Golden State Athletic Conference announced last week that Fox College Sports will televise the conference’s men’s and women’s basketball championship games love on March 5.

The men’s game will be aired on Fox Sports Prime Ticket.

The Mustangs men’s team has struggled early in conference play, getting off to a 1-3 start, despite finishing its non-conference schedule at 11-4.

The women’s team on the other hand is off to a 4-0 start in conference and is 17-0.

The TMC women, ranked No. 8 in NAIA Division I ,have their biggest game of the year tonight at 5:30 p.m., when they host No. 11 Westmont at Bross Gym.


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