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  1. STEVE MERLO: Thousands test skills at opening of dove season
  2. Central Section volleyball rankings
  3. LOCAL REPORT: Liberty grad earns spot as punter for Buffalo Bills
  4. BVARSITY FOOTBALL TOP 25: Bakersfield High holds onto top spot in rankings
  5. MIKE McCARTHY: Trying to keep it simple heading into playoffs
  6. Friday rewind: Drillers open title defense in style
  7. Bruce gets loose late, helps Drillers to win over Oaks Christian, 34-21
  8. Bruce gets loose late, helps Drillers to win over Oaks Christian, 34-21
  9. Bruce gets loose late, helps Drillers to win over Oaks Christian, 34-21
  10. Bruce gets loose late, helps Drillers to win over Oaks Christian, 34-21
  11. Bruce gets loose late, helps Drillers to win over Oaks Christian, 34-21
  12. Tigers' well-rounded rushing game carries the load in 43-18 victory over North
  13. Tigers' well-rounded rushing game carries the load in 43-18 victory over North
  14. Tigers' well-rounded rushing game carries the load in 43-18 victory over North
  15. Tigers' well-rounded rushing game carries the load in 43-18 victory over North

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    Derek Carr named starting QB for Raiders

    ALAMEDA -- Oakland rookie Derek Carr will start the season opener against the New York Jets, becoming the first Raiders quarterback to start the first game of his rookie season. Coach Dennis Allen announced Monday that Carr would be the starter for the foreseeable future ahead of Matt Schaub, who struggled in the...

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    BVARSITY FOOTBALL TOP 25: Bakersfield High holds onto top spot in rankings

    The top teams in the Central Section coming into the season played up to that potential in Week 0, with Bakersfield, Clovis North and Liberty all notching victories over heralded out-of-area foes. The exception to that rule was Fresno-Edison, which struggled before putting away Clovis-Buchanan 13-7 on Thursday. The...

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    Central Section volleyball rankings

    The Central Section's volleyball picture was shaken up significantly at the Clovis Varsity Volleyball Challenge this past weekend, resulting in a corresponding shake-up in the BVarsity rankings. Schools from the Tri-River Athletic Conference dominated, so your new top three all come from that league. The biggest...

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    LOCAL REPORT: Liberty grad earns spot as punter for Buffalo Bills

    The Buffalo Bills on Saturday signed Liberty graduate Colton Schmidt, a punter who survived the NFL's final cut day and apparently will open the season as Buffalo's starter. Schmidt, a BVarsity All-Area first-teamer his senior year at Liberty, went to UC Davis. He spent the preseason with the San Francisco 49ers,...

  2. Smith powers Blaze to win over Visalia in regular season finale

    Marquez Smith launched his 29th home runs and drove in four runs to lead the Bskersfield Blaze to an 11-7 victory over the Visalia Rawhide at Sam Lynn Ballpark on Monday in the California League's regular season finale. Smith finished 3 for 5 to run his average to .323 and minor league leading RBI total to 131. He has...

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    STEVE MERLO: Thousands test skills at opening of dove season

    Exactly 30 minutes before the Labor Day sunup, thousands of hunters met the eastern glow of daylight with eagerness only an expectant father would understand. The opening day of dove season had finally arrived and most, if not all, had come to enjoy the shooting, camaraderie and fellowship that come with the sport....

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    Late first-half outburst lifts Ridgeview to win

    Sheldon Croney played his first game in a Ridgeview uniform, but it was other Wolf Pack players who keyed a late first-half turnaround and sparked a 42-21 Ridgeview victory over Frontier in both teams' season opener Friday at Bakersfield College. The game was tied 14-14 with less than a minute to play in the first...

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    Turnovers plague Garces in opener

    The agate line says Garces' potential game-tying extra point was blocked with 2:41 left in Friday's season-opener vs. Visalia-Mount Whitney. But two penalties before that kick made it a 30-yard attempt, and a host of Pioneers swarmed the play for the block that kept Mount Whitney in the lead. Mount Whitney, a 2-8...

  3. Liberty 18, Mission Viejo 7

    Liberty 18, Mission Viejo 7 MISSION VIEJO -- Stavros Katsantonis returned a fumble 90 yards with 2:09 left to help the Patriots clinch a win over the Diablos, who entered the game ranked No. 12 by CalPreps in the state. Mission Viejo had moved the ball to Liberty's 18-yard line before losing the fumble. The Liberty...

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    Tigers' well-rounded rushing game carries the load in 43-18 victory over North

    WASCO -- No Isaiah Sharp? No problem for Wasco, at least for now. Rusvel Prado opened his eighth season as head coach of the Tigers with a convincing 43-18 win over the visiting North Stars, relying heavily on his ever-capable stable of rushers. Despite the loss of Sharp, who transferred to Frontier, and Terrance...

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    Hansen leads Hawks past Porterville

    PORTERVILLE -- What a year a difference makes. Twelve months after going 0 for 13 passing during Centennial's first game of the year, Andrew Hansen was brilliant in the Golden Hawks' season opener on Friday night. The senior quarterback connected on 10 of 12 passes for 146 yards and a touchdown and rushed for 74...

  3. Golden Valley holds on to top Taft, 24-21

    TAFT -- Golden Valley started with a bang, rallied to take the lead, and then hung on for a 24-21 victory over Taft, despite a Wildcat threat in the final seconds in Friday night's season opener for both teams. Jachi Harrell returned the opening kickoff 99 yards to put Golden Valley up 7-0, but Taft's offense...

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  1. ROBERT GAUTNEY: Strong field set for Taft City Amateur

    The field for the 7th Taft City Amateur this weekend at the Mifflin-Buena Vista golf course may be small, but the quality makes up for the lack of quantity. Around 40 players are expected to tee it up for the annual event. Players in championship, net and senior flights will test their game over the smooth and rolling...

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    MIKE McCARTHY: Trying to keep it simple heading into playoffs

    It is an exciting time for our team right now. We clinched first place for our division within the Eastern League (AA) and we are heading into the playoffs with one of the best records in Minor League baseball. As we get closer to the playoffs and our minds begin to focus on postseason play, there is a common theme...

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    Carr lights it up

    OAKLAND -- With a fabulous finish to the preseason, rookie Derek Carr created a big question for the Oakland Raiders heading into the regular season. Carr, a Bakersfield Christian High graduate, threw three touchdown passes to make a case he should be Oakland's starting quarterback as the Raiders beat the Seattle...

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    Aug. 29 fish report

    Kern County, southern San Joaquin Valley CARP DERBY: Bob's Bait Bucket's annual month-long carp derby started Aug. 1. Entry fee is $1 per angler and you must register before you weigh in a fish. Only fresh fish can be weighed in and no weighing in of fish the same day as entering derby. The biggest carp weighed in...

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    Softball: Kalie Boyer Memorial Scholarship Tournament

    10u Babes finish with a 4-1 record winning the Kalie Boyer Tournament at Mesa Marin this weekend. Bottom Row left to right Sadie Salas, Alyna Ruiz, Raeanna Garcia, Chloe Garcia, Connie Ramirez, Alexia Castro, Top Row Left to Right Makayla Snyder, Presley Hosick, Jasmine Westberry,Gabriella Luna,Aryana Henry Coaches...

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    Softball: Bakersfield Venom Softball 18U

    Bakersfield Venom Softball 18U Champions went 5-0 in the Kalie Boyer Memorial Tournament held at Mesa Marin, August 24-25th. Our girls worked hard & fought until the last game. Contact info Ray Macedo Bakersfieldvenom@yahoo.com 661-303-5934

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  1. Condors sign 3 forwards

    The Condors announced the signing of three new players -- Jordan Kremyr, Josh Currie and Sean Little -- on Tuesday. All three are forwards. Kremyr (6-foot, 180 pounds) played the past three seasons with the Alaska Aces, earning a call- up to the American Hockey League last season, when he played 16 games with the...

  2. Condors hire son of Ducks coach as assistant

    The Bakersfield announced on Wednesday that Ben Boudreau has been named assistant coach. Boudreau, the son of Anaheim Ducks head coach, Bruce, played parts of four seasons in the ECHL, International Hockey League (IHL), Central Hockey League (CHL), and in France from 2008-13. He spent the last two years as an...

  3. Condors bringing back trio of D-men

    The Bakersfield Condors are bringing back a trio of defensemen from last season. The team announced the signing of George Hughes, Joe Marciano and Collin Joe on Wednesday. Hughes and Marciano are second-year pros while Joe, who joined the team late last season, is a rookie. Hughes (6-foot-2, 180 pounds) had 22 points...

  1. Local report: Condors assistant takes new job in Hershey, Pa.

    The Condors have their new head coach, but he will be looking for an assistant as Ryan Murphy has been hired by the Hershey (Pa.) Bears of the American Hockey League. Murphy joins former Condors head coach Troy Mann, who left Condors last month for the head coaching position in Hershey. "We have a number of extremely...

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    Condors' promotional giveaway schedule highlighted by replica Stanley Cup rings

    The Bakersfield Condors may be owned by the Edmonton Oilers, but they aren't going to let that get in the way of a good promotion. Thus, a replica Los Angeles Kings Stanley Cup ring giveaway night. Hey, it's not like the Oilers have had any rings to give away since 1990. But let's be fair. There are a lot of Kings...

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    Condors sign forward MacNeil, rookie defenseman

    The Condors announced on Tuesday that they have signed a pair of rookies for the upcoming season -- forward Nick MacNeil and defenseman Gabriel Verpaeslst. MacNeil joined the Condors in March after playing four seasons at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton, Canada. He played nine regular-season games for...

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  1. CSUB roundup: 'Runners sweep Miss. St. in volleyball opener

    HUNTSVILLE, Texas -- Redshirt freshman Sydney Haynes had a team-best 18 kills to lead the Cal State Bakersfield volleyball team to a 25-15, 25-17, 25-15 season-opening sweep of Mississippi State at the Sam Houston State Invitational. Kelsee Sawyer posted 12 kills and seven digs for CSUB, Luiza Martins totaled 42...

  2. Local report: CSUB splits volleyball doubleheader at Sam Houston St.

    HUNTSVILLE, Texas -- Cal State Bakersfield's volleyball team split two matches Saturday to conclude its season-opening tournament at Sam Houston State. The Roadrunners (2-1) scored their second straight 3-0 victory Saturday morning, beating Louisiana-Monroe 25-19, 25-22, 25-16. Host Sam Houston State then beat CSUB...

  3. 'Runners get defensive under new coach Grant

    Simon Tobin said this year's Cal State Bakersfield men's soccer team had the potential to be the best squad in the school's history. Richie Grant could be the beneficiary of that. Tobin, CSUB's coach since 1987, left last December to become coach at San Jose State. Grant was hired in the spring. He went 135-116-22 in...

  1. CSUB notebook: Fresno St. will visit Icardo Center for men's basketball game Dec. 6

    Cal State Bakersfield's men's and women's basketball schedules for the upcoming season were announced during Tuesday's Roadrunner Rundown web cast. The 31-game men's schedule features 15 home games -- all at the on-campus Icardo Center. An exhibition home game Nov. 8 vs. Whittier begins the season. The official opener...

  2. Eastern Washington gets best of 'Runners, 3-0

    The women's soccer teams at Cal State Bakersfield and Eastern Washington have a lot in common. Both are trying to rebound from tough 2013 seasons: the Roadrunners were 4-14-1 and the Eagles 3-15. Both lost their openers this season, identical 2-1 overtime setbacks Friday night, CSUB against Gonzaga and Eastern...

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    Former CSUB wrestler making his mark as pro bodybuilder

    If there's a number that best describes Bakersfield professional bodybuilder Erik Martinez's career thus far, it's far lower than people might think. It's not 315, though that is the amount in pounds that Martinez routinely bench presses in practice. 595 -- Martinez's typical squat weight -- is pretty substantial,...

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  1. BC coach has high hopes for cross country teams

    Bakersfield College cross country coach David Frickel has high expectations for both the men's and women's teams this year. These expectations are especially high for the women's team, which has returners in Jessica Campbell, who made all-Western State Conference first team last year, Leah Theroux, Paola Silvestre and...

  2. Young BC volleyball team faces learning curve

    After a quick playoff exit last season and the loss of most of its players from last year, the Bakersfield College volleyball team is young but the expectations are still high to make another postseason run. "We started off (this season) young and we had an imbalance in way too many new players compared to returners,...

  3. Local report: CSUB splits volleyball doubleheader at Sam Houston St.

    HUNTSVILLE, Texas -- Cal State Bakersfield's volleyball team split two matches Saturday to conclude its season-opening tournament at Sam Houston State. The Roadrunners (2-1) scored their second straight 3-0 victory Saturday morning, beating Louisiana-Monroe 25-19, 25-22, 25-16. Host Sam Houston State then beat CSUB...

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    Chudy weighs in with early letter grades for BC football

    Bakersfield College athletics had its inaugural Renegade Rundown webcast Thursday. The studio show can be seen each Thursday at 11 a.m. on Bakersfield.com. Host Greg Kerr, sports director at KBAK Channel 29, interviewed BC President Sonya Christian, head football coach Jeff Chudy, first-year women's golf coach...

  2. Ex-BC player Hobdy shot, killed in Ark.

    Former Bakersfield College football player Brandon Hobdy was shot and killed along with another man early Sunday morning near Magnolia, Ark., according to authorities. Hobdy, a 23-year-old from Garland, Texas, entering his senior season at Southern Arkansas University, played wide receiver for the Muleriders after...

  3. BC's starting QB spot still open, Chudy says

    If the Bakersfield College football team's first scrimmage taught coach Jeff Chudy anything, it's that 14 days is not a lot of time. "Sept. 6 is going to come really fast," Chudy said Sunday, a day after the Renegades had their first 11-on-11, full-contact action of the fall. "We've got to put it in overdrive fast....

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  1. Smith powers Blaze to win over Visalia in regular season finale

    Marquez Smith launched his 29th home runs and drove in four runs to lead the Bskersfield Blaze to an 11-7 victory over the Visalia Rawhide at Sam Lynn Ballpark on Monday in the California League's regular season finale. Smith finished 3 for 5 to run his average to .323 and minor league leading RBI total to 131. He has...

  2. Blaze wins in 9th

    Junior Felix Arias drove in the winning run with an infield single as the Bakersfield Blaze rallied with two runs in the ninth inning to beat the Visalia Rawhide 5-4 in Sunday afternoon's California League game at Sam Lynn Ballpark. Bakersfield native Brent Peterson scored the winning run and was 3 for 4. Zach Vincej...

  3. Hudson's late HR gives Blaze 9-8 win

    Joe Hudson ripped a solo home run over the centerfield fence to lead off the ninth inning, his second homer of the game, to give the Bakersfield Blaze a 9-8 victory over the Visalia Rawhide on Friday in a California League baseball game at Sam Lynn Ballpark. Hudson finished with three RBIs. Zach Vincej and Sebastian...

  1. Ports score 10 in 2nd to roll past Blaze, 11-2

    Tyler Marincov homered twice in a 10-run second inning to lead the Stockton Ports to an 11-2 victory over the Bakersfield Blaze in Thursday night's California League game at Banner Island Ballpark. It was Marincov's first two home runs in his 13th game with Stockton after being called up from Single-A Beloit (Wisc.)...

  2. Stockton's pitching keeps Blaze offense in check

    STOCKTON -- Dylan Covey pitched one-hit, shutout ball for seven innings to lead the Stockton Ports to a 5-2 victory Wednesday over the Bakersfield Blaze at Banner Island Ballpark. Covey (3-4) struck out two and walked two for the Ports, who had clinched the second-half California League North Division title on Tuesday....

  3. Ports keep Blaze bats quiet in 3-2 win

    STOCKTON -- Stockton starter Jonathan Joseph pitched four scoreless innings with six strikeouts and only one walk to lead the Ports to a 3-2 victory over the Blaze that clinched the second-half title in the California League's North Division. Andres Avila (3-1), who relieved in the fifth inning, earned the win for...

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School House Zach Condors Talk

  1. RidgeviewVsFrontier_22.JPG BVarsity Live Blog: Bakersfield vs. Oaks Christian

    Here is your livestream link for the BVarsity Live blog update for the preps football double header at Bakersfield College's Memorial Stadium beginning at 6...

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    We're back and ready for a new high school football season in two days (TWO DAYS PEOPLE!) and I'm also back, ready to deliver some predictions goodness, even...

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    BVarsity is beefing up our preps football coverage this season, which includes us cueing up our inner LeBron James with a "Not one, not two ... " but three...

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    Six weeks from today, the Condors will be playing their first pre-season game with the ECHL season-opener coming in just a week later. With that in mind, I...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

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