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  1. Condors to introduce coach today
  2. Early look at Centennial football
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  4. Early look at Centennial football
  5. Early look at Centennial football
  6. Early look at Centennial football
  7. July 29 community sports announcements, accomplishments
  8. July 29 community sports announcements, accomplishments
  9. July 29 community sports announcements, accomplishments
  10. July 29 community sports announcements, accomplishments
  11. July 29 community sports announcements, accomplishments
  12. Bautista wins City Amateur in playoff
  13. Bautista wins City Amateur in playoff
  14. Bautista wins City Amateur in playoff
  15. Bautista wins City Amateur in playoff

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  1. Smith's grand slam helps Blaze top Rawhide

    Marquez Smith hit a grand slam, and Mike Dennhardt pitched strongly for seven innings Tuesday to lead the Bakersfield Blaze to a 6-4 win over the Visalia Rawhide in a California League baseball game at Sam Lynn Ballpark. Smith's 21 homers are the fifth most in the Cal League this season. He is the first player in all...

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    Condors to introduce coach today

    The Bakersfield Condors will introduce new head coach J.F. Houle to the public today at 1 p.m. in the Tap Room inside Rabobanbk Arena. Also on hand will be Edmonton Oilers manager of player personnel Kelly Buchberger, Condors president Matthew Riley, and other staff. Houle was hired to replace Troy Mann, who took a...

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    Kemp's 2 homers help Dodgers beat Braves 8-4

    LOS ANGELES -- Matt Kemp hit a pair of two-run homers, Yasiel Puig had four hits with two runs scored and the first-place Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Atlanta Braves 8-4 Tuesday night for their fourth straight win. The Dodgers trailed twice in their first meeting with the Braves since eliminating them in a National...

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    Scott introduced as coach of Lakers; sees team as potential contender

    EL SEGUNDO -- Byron Scott was a key component of the Los Angeles Lakers' Showtime teams, a smooth shooting guard with sizzling competitive fire. He believes his purple-and-gold championship pedigree makes him the ideal coach to return the struggling 16-time champions to NBA contention. "This organization is all about...

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    Orioles' Machado hits homer in 12th to sink Angels, 7-6

    BALTIMORE -- Long after a potential pitching duel between Jered Weaver and Chris Tillman disintegrated, a showdown between two of the best bullpens in the American League came down to one lamentable pitch. Manny Machado led off the 12th inning with a solo shot off Cory Rasmus, and the Los Angeles Angels' three-game...

  3. 14-year-old driver talks Late Models on show

    Fourteen-year-old Buddy Shepherd was a guest on Tuesday during the Bako Motorsports Power Hour and talked about competing in the Late Model division at Kern County Raceway Park. The freshman-to-be at Centennial High School started racing Mini Sprints on the dirt before switching to asphalt Legends competition, winning...

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    State places restrictions on full-contact prep football practices

    SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown announced Monday that he has signed a bill limiting full-contact football practices at middle and high schools in response to concerns about concussions, even as many teams already comply with the rules. Brown approved the bill, AB 2127, with the support of medical groups and the...

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    PHOTO GALLERY: Breezing by the competition

    Paso Robles and Bakersfield High squared off in the championship game of the Summer Breeze league tournament at Bakersfield Christian High on Saturday. Photos by Nick Ellis.

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    Early look at Centennial football

    This time last summer, Kevin Sneed wasn’t feeling well. Lethargic and not with the same pep in his step that he’s used heading into the football campaign, he soon was given news no one wants to hear - he had throat cancer. Now, with a clean bill of health and a neck surgery in the rearview mirror, the cancer is in...

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    Centennial, BC alum wins spot at US Amateur in playoff

    There was a little bit of everything at the US Amateur Qualifier at Seven Oaks Country Club on Monday: A (relatively) cool morning and a warm afternoon, drama and suspense, heartbreak and elation, satisfaction and anguish. In the end, two players came out on top of the 50-plus man field after 36 grueling holes of...

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    BVARSITY GIRLS TRACK COACH: Liberty's Ryan Renz

    Ryan Renz knows a thing or two about team success in track and field -- this year's BVarsity Girls Coach of the Year award is his fourth, to go with two boys honors -- so when he said this year's Patriots team was special, you'd better listen. "Without a doubt, this is the most well-rounded team I've had the pleasure...

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    2014 BVarsity All-Area Girls Track and Field team

    2014 BVarsity All-Area Girls Track and Field Team Co-Athletes of the Year Asia Chesley Stockdale * senior The Cal-bound high jumper, already a two-time state medalist, punctuated her career with a final month that included two personal bests. She cleared 5-foot-10 on her first attempt in the state finals, a feat...

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    July 29 community sports announcements, accomplishments

    Baseball Taft Longhorns 11U team will be holding an open tryout Saturday at the Franklin Field Sports Complex, 281 E. Cedar St. Taft, 93268. Seeking experienced players who will be no older than 12 on April 30. Bring cleats, hat, glove, bat and water bottle. Contact coach Les Clark (661) 805-5315 or by email:...

  2. BETTE ADDINGTON: Don't let summer heat get to your bowling ball!

    Have you recently lost your favorite bowling ball to a crack that spans all around the shell? If not, you're lucky or maybe you're taking good care of your equipment keeping them indoors at a consistent moderate temperature. The last five years have shown a steady increase of bowling balls cracking two thirds or more...

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    Bautista wins City Amateur in playoff

    Neil Bautista lived up to his role as one of the pre-tournament favorites for the 35th Bakersfield City Amateur Championship at Sundale Country Club this weekend. It just took him an extra hole on Sunday afternoon to win the tournament and secure his spot on the perpetual trophy he has long wanted. Bautista made a...

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    Three-way tie for lead at Amateur Championships

    A deep and talented field produced a jumble atop the first-round leaderboard of the Bakersfield City Amateur Championships. Neil Bautista, Jeremy Choi, and Brian Wells each shot 5-under 67 on Saturday at Sundale Country Club to lead the event heading into today's final round. But they will face a strong challenge...

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    MICHAEL McCARTHY: Approach dog days of summer same as playoffs

    New Britain , Conn. — Every year once we hit June and July the summertime weather is here and the heat starts to get to guys. We have passed the 100-game mark and are in the final 40 games of the season. For everyone it is a different time of year. Some teams are in the playoff race, while some are just about...

  3. Smith's 4 hits power Blaze past Storm

    LAKE ELSINORE -- Marquez Smith went 4-for-5 with a solo homer and five RBIs to lead the Bakersfield Blaze to a 9-2 victory Thursday over the Lake Elsinore Storm in a California League baseball game at The Diamond. Winning pitcher Mike Dennhardt (5-6) allowed only two runs in seven innings. He struck out four and walked...

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    Condors to introduce coach today

    The Bakersfield Condors will introduce new head coach J.F. Houle to the public today at 1 p.m. in the Tap Room inside Rabobanbk Arena. Also on hand will be Edmonton Oilers manager of player personnel Kelly Buchberger, Condors president Matthew Riley, and other staff. Houle was hired to replace Troy Mann, who took a...

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    New coach hired for Condors

    He won't roll into Bakersfield until sometime next week, but on Wednesday the Condors announced that Jean-Francois Houle had been named as the new head coach of the team. The Edmonton Oilers of the National Hockey League purchased the Condors in January from longtime owner Jonathan Fleisig and Condors president...

  3. Condors announce first player signings as Mann departs

    While the search for a new coach is taking place nearly 1,800 miles away in Edmonton, Alberta, the Bakersfield Condors announced their first two signings -- forward Chase Schaber and defenseman Nick Pageau -- during a public sendoff for former coach Troy Mann on Thursday at Rabobank Arena. Schaber and Pageau are among...

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    Condors' fans wish Mann well at sendoff

    Two weeks after being named head coach of the American Hockey League Hershey, Pa. Bears, former Condors coach Troy Mann was back in Bakersfield preparing for his second cross-country move in a year. Mann was an assistant in Hershey for four years before taking the head job in Bakersfield last summer. He led the team...

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    Condors coach Troy Mann takes job with AHL's Hershey Bears

    In retrospect, the Bakersfield Condors should send a thank-you card to the Hershey Bears. A year ago, Hershey was looking for a head coach, but the American Hockey League team passed on Troy Mann, an assistant coach for the team for the previous four years. That opened the door for Mann, who had been there for four...

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    Condors coach Troy Mann lands top job in AHL

    Bakersfield Condors coach Troy Mann is leaving the team to become the head coach of the Hershey, Penn. Bears of the American Hockey League. Hershey is the AHL affiliate of the National Hockey League’s Washington Capitals. Mann, 44, earned the promotion after a memorable lone season at the helm of the Condors,...

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    Big task ahead for Siegfried as interim athletic director at CSUB

    Kenneth "Ziggy" Siegfried has had his hands full trying to generate money for Cal State Bakersfield's athletic department since his arrival in Bakersfield 2-1/2 years ago. That's expected. After all, his official title is CSUB's associate athletic director for external affairs, and successful athletic departments'...

  2. COLLEGE NOTES: CSUB hires coach for women's golf

    Meghan Thomason, who has been the girls golf coach at Fresno-San Joaquin Memorial High the past three years, has been hired as Cal State Bakersfield's women's golf coach. Thomason will work with CSUB Director of Golf Greg Osbourne, who continues his role in that job and as the men's head coach. Thomason, a Fresno...

  3. Local report: Former Olympian joins CSUB track as assistant

    Lindsey Anderson, who competed for the United States at the 2008 Bejing Olympics in the women's 3,000-meter steeplechase, has joined the Cal State Bakersfield track coaching staff as a volunteer assistant. Anderson, who recently moved to Bakersfield, will work with men and women athletes, according to Marcia...

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    MICHAEL McCARTHY: Approach dog days of summer same as playoffs

    New Britain , Conn. — Every year once we hit June and July the summertime weather is here and the heat starts to get to guys. We have passed the 100-game mark and are in the final 40 games of the season. For everyone it is a different time of year. Some teams are in the playoff race, while some are just about...

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    College notebook: Tyler Painton signs with A's

    Former Centennial High and Bakersfield College baseball standout Tyler Painton signed a professional contract with the Oakland Athletics as a non-drafted free agent. Painton, a left-handed pitcher, made his professional debut on July 8 for the Athletics' farm team in the Arizona League. He allowed three runs, one hit...

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    MIKE McCARTHY: A friend reaching majors a joy shared by many

    PORTLAND, Maine — Two weeks ago, the Boston Red Sox called up a former teammate Mookie Betts to make his Major League debut. For most of us, it was no surprise, yet there is a moment of excitement when the day finally comes. He is an outstanding ballplayer and an even better man who is well deserving of his...

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  1. New coaches named at Bakersfield College

    Christie Hill and Brett Clark had standout collegiate athletic careers in Bakersfield. Now they'll tackle head coaching jobs at Bakersfield College. Hill and Clark are among several new coaches who have been hired by BC this summer. Hill, a Delano High graduate who spent last season as the pitching coach at Texas-San...

  2. Local report: Morel called up by Pirates from Triple-A

    Former Centennial High baseball standout Brent Morel was called up by the Pittsburgh Pirates Wednesday, replacing outfielder Starling Marte, who was placed on the seven-day concussion disabled list. Morel was batting .246 with three home runs and 37 RBIs for Indianapolis, the Pirates' Triple-A team in the International...

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    College notebook: Tyler Painton signs with A's

    Former Centennial High and Bakersfield College baseball standout Tyler Painton signed a professional contract with the Oakland Athletics as a non-drafted free agent. Painton, a left-handed pitcher, made his professional debut on July 8 for the Athletics' farm team in the Arizona League. He allowed three runs, one hit...

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    Bill Finch, BC's first All-American, dies at 88

    Bill Finch, the first All-American in Bakersfield College history, died June 5 at the age of 88. Finch is survived by his wife of 62 years, Gwendolyn; three adult children: daughter Teddi Loader, son Mike Finch and daughter Terri Crane-Finch; a brother, Jack Finch, and his wife, Bettie; brother-in-law Bill Kilmer and...

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    BC, TBC Media team up on sports, football coverage

    Bakersfield College and TBC Media, representing The Bakersfield Californian and its affiliated publications and digital products, will partner to bring Renegade football games in video to bakersfield.com for the 2014 season. For the first time, all 10 of Bakersfield College's 2014 football games will be live streamed...

  3. Local report: CSUB closes conference season with big win

    SEATTLE -- Austin Davis and Hayden Carter combined to hold Seattle University to just four hits as Cal State Bakersfield rolled to a 10-0 win on Saturday to close out the Western Athletic Conference regular season. The Roadrunners (24-31) are at the WAC baseball tournament beginning Wednesday. CSUB jumped on the...

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  1. Smith's grand slam helps Blaze top Rawhide

    Marquez Smith hit a grand slam, and Mike Dennhardt pitched strongly for seven innings Tuesday to lead the Bakersfield Blaze to a 6-4 win over the Visalia Rawhide in a California League baseball game at Sam Lynn Ballpark. Smith's 21 homers are the fifth most in the Cal League this season. He is the first player in all...

  2. Grand slam helps Rawhide top Blaze

    Rudy Flores hit a first-inning grand slam to help the Visalia Rawhide to an 8-7 victory over the Bakersfield Blaze on Monday in a California League baseball game at Sam Lynn Ball Park. Breland Almadova added three hits and two runs scored for Visalia, which opened a 5-0 lead in the first and padded their lead with a...

  3. 3 Blaze players homer in victory over Storm

    Sean Buckley, Marquez Smith and Harold Riggins hit home runs Sunday to lead the Bakersfield Blaze to a 6-3 victory over the Lake Elsinore Storm in a California League baseball game at The Diamond. Buckley and Smith ripped solo shots in the second inning and Riggins pounded a two-run shot in the ninth inning for the...

  1. Local report: Former Olympian joins CSUB track as assistant

    Lindsey Anderson, who competed for the United States at the 2008 Bejing Olympics in the women's 3,000-meter steeplechase, has joined the Cal State Bakersfield track coaching staff as a volunteer assistant. Anderson, who recently moved to Bakersfield, will work with men and women athletes, according to Marcia...

  2. Smith's 4 hits power Blaze past Storm

    LAKE ELSINORE -- Marquez Smith went 4-for-5 with a solo homer and five RBIs to lead the Bakersfield Blaze to a 9-2 victory Thursday over the Lake Elsinore Storm in a California League baseball game at The Diamond. Winning pitcher Mike Dennhardt (5-6) allowed only two runs in seven innings. He struck out four and walked...

  3. Blaze rattled by Quakes' offense

    The Rancho Cucamonga Quakes scored six sixth-inning runs on the way to a 10-4 victory over the Bakersfield Blaze on Monday at Sam Lynn Ballpark. Sebastian Elizalde had a three-run homer for Bakersfield. Blaze starter Drew Cisco was charged with seven earned runs in 5-1/3 innings. Rancho Cucamonga ripped 14 hits off...

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School House Zach Condors Talk

  1. Centennial_Clovis2.JPG Early look at Centennial football

    This time last summer, Kevin Sneed wasn’t feeling well. Lethargic and not with the same pep in his step that he’s used heading into the football campaign, he...

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    The Californian's summer intern, Cameron Miller (you might remember him as a great cross country runner locally a couple of years ago), was at a fundraiser...

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    Enjoy this list of most popular videos from the 2013-2014 school year. There were some magical moments during the school year, with plenty of drama on the...

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  1. Jean-Francios Houle named new Condors coach

    Jean-Francios Houle has been named head coach of the Bakersfield Condors. Houle becomes the sixth coach in team history and the third in the past four seasons...

  2. New feature provides added real-time content for ECHL fans

    The ECHL, in conjunction with LeagueStat.com has launched a pretty neat feature for fans. The feature allows fans to access statistic and positional shot...

  3. Condors add two to roster

    The Bakersfield Condors announced the signing of defenseman Kyle Haines and right wing Mike Hellyer on Tuesday. Haines, 25, played 38 games with the Condors...

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