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CIF is having a courtroom winning streak

February 9, 2011 | 11:59 am

Parents continue to challenge the California Interscholastic Federation in court after being denied eligibility, but the CIF has won eight cases over the last three months with no defeats, according to Executive Director Marie Ishida.

"We've been in court a lot lately -- too many times," Ishida said Wednesday during a conference call with reporters.

Ishida said a decision to reverse a CIF appeals panel involving Los Angeles Fairfax guard Brendyn Taylor was unprecedented during her tenure. The appeals panel had approved a hardship waiver for Taylor, who then played in seven games until the CIF declared him ineligible.

Ishida said a letter has been sent to Taylor's lawyer, which could reveal whether he'll be eligible or not for the City Section playoffs. She refused to discuss specifics about the case.

-- Eric Sondheimer