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  1. Zach Ewing's Week 5 previews and predictions
  2. Calderon's talent is no accident
  3. Calderon's talent is no accident
  4. Seasoned Stockdale volleyball earns sweep of Independence
  5. Seasoned Stockdale volleyball earns sweep of Independence
  6. Seasoned Stockdale volleyball earns sweep of Independence
  7. Seasoned Stockdale volleyball earns sweep of Independence
  8. Seasoned Stockdale volleyball earns sweep of Independence
  9. Siegfried has trust of CSUB officials as interim AD
  10. CSUB SHOW ROUNDUP: Former soccer coach returns for national TV game
  11. Bakersfield volleyball earns easy sweep over Highland
  12. Bakersfield volleyball earns easy sweep over Highland
  13. Bakersfield volleyball earns easy sweep over Highland
  14. Bakersfield volleyball earns easy sweep over Highland
  15. Bakersfield volleyball earns easy sweep over Highland

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  1. Julye, Warriors make fast work of Garces

    TEHACHAPI -- For the first time in a long time -- perhaps ever -- Tehachapi volleyball is the unquestioned leader at the mountain top in Kern County. The Warriors cruised to a 25-14, 25-21, 25-13 sweep over No. 11 Garces in the final non-league match for both squads. The Warriors (17-1), ranked No. 2 in the Central...

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    Calderon's talent is no accident

    Juan Calderon knows all about second chances. A sophomore track and cross country runner at Bakersfield College, Calderon's second chance had nothing to do with his athletic career. He's gotten a second chance at life. Calderon, 22, walked away nearly unscathed from a violent car crash about 36 hours before fall...

  3. Local report: Tickets on sale for BHS-Ridgeview football game

    Bakersfield High and Ridgeview are selling advance tickets for their football game Friday at Ridgeview. The game, scheduled for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff, is between two of BVarsity's top three ranked teams in the Central Section: The No. 2 Drillers and No. 3 Wolf Pack. The sale is in each school's finance office until noon...

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    Giant Blowout: Bumgraner, Crawford lead way in 8-0 win over Pirates

    PITTSBURGH -- The San Francisco Giants know what it takes to win this time of year. The Pittsburgh Pirates are still learning. Madison Bumgarner and Brandon Crawford provided a powerful lesson on the difference during the National League wild-card game. Bumgarner pitched a four-hitter with 10 strikeouts, Crawford...

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    Angels' Hamilton says he's OK for opener of ALDS

    ANAHEIM -- Los Angeles Angels slugger Josh Hamilton says he's feeling better and is ready for the playoffs that start tonight. The former AL MVP has missed 21 of the Angels' last 22 games because of shoulder and other upper-body injuries. Hamilton, who batted .303 in 56 games with the Bakersfield Blaze in 2002,...

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    Kobe 'fine' following full-court scrimmage

    LOS ANGELES -- It was day two of training camp and the Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant was already tired. Not physically. Just tired of all the questions. He chided reporters for asking variations of the same subject Wednesday after he completed his first scrimmage. How do you feel? How is your stamina? Your lift?...

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    Drulias stays unbeaten as Rams top Drillers 5-4

    If perfection was attainable, Anastasia Drulias' resume could very well get her close to that status. There is no sophomore slump for the tennis star from Garces. The 2013 BVarsity All-Area Girls Tennis Singles Player of the Year has continued to shine for the Rams after she won the Central Section Division I...

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    Seasoned Stockdale volleyball earns sweep of Independence

    Pressure situations are nothing new to the Stockdale volleyball team. A slate of tough early-season matches has given the Mustangs plenty of experience in learning how to handle the stress of playing in tight games. That training was key to Stockdale's 27-25, 25-13, 25-19 sweep of visiting Independence on Tuesday...

  3. Sept. 30 high school roundup

    Girls tennis Independence 9, Tehachapi 0 At IHS SINGLES : P. Darstein, d. Rush, 6-3, 6-3; A. Darstein, d. Cummings, 6-0, 6-2; Pipkin, d. Rooney, 6-1, 7-5; Chen, d. Seier, 6-4, 6-1; C. Moreno, d. Maliska, 6-3, 6-1; Adams, d. Pitts, 6-0, 6-4. DOUBLES : A. Darstein-Pipkin, d. Rush-Cummings, 8-3; Ho-Martinez, d....

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    Bakersfield volleyball earns easy sweep over Highland

    The cast was there for something special to happen this season for the Bakersfield volleyball team. Returning their top three hitters, both setters and a strong backline defense, the Drillers have already bested the win total of any of the previous three seasons under head coach Denise Dumble. After a 25-11, 25-17,...

  2. Oct. 1 high school roundup

    Girls tennis Taft 9, Shafter 0 At THS SINGLES : Okafor, d. Soto, 6-0, 6-0; Rivera, d. Gutierrez, 6-2, 6-0; Parkinson, d. Contreras, 6-0, 6-1; Taylor, d. Esparza, 6-2, 6-2; Mainard, d. Lomeli, 6-3, 6-2; Rushing, d. Johnson, 6-0, 6-1. DOUBLES : Parkinson-Rushing, d. Soto-Contreras, 6-1, 6-0; Mainard-Owen, d....

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    Zach Ewing's Week 5 previews and predictions

    There weren't shocking results, necessarily, from this Friday's action, just a few toss-ups that went the way of the team Trevor and I didn't expect to win. Clovis got off to a hot start and that buried Cetennial. Liberty's defense did what it hardly ever does and gave up a late drive for a go-ahead TD. Delano was...

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    Sept. 26 fish report

    Kern County, southern San Joaquin Valley LAKE ISABELLA: Light fishing pressure, but the catfish bite continues to provide good action. The fish remain in 15-feet of water or more and the bite is best on garlic shrimp, chicken liver, shad, nightcrawlers and Secret 7 catfish bait. Most of the fish are still nice two to...

  2. The Bakersfield Babes 2020 12U fastpitch softball team

    Softball: Bakersfield Babes 2020 12U

    The Bakersfield Babes 2020 12U fastpitch softball team took home first place in the 12u division at the NSA Tulare Fall Showdown Tournament held September 27-28 in Tulare, Ca. Contact info Jake Hall jhall2004@bak.rr.com (661) 319-1929

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    Sept. 30 community sports accomplishments

    Community Sports leagues and teams: Share your news, scores, standings, highlights and photos in this space each Tuesday. You can enter your information by creating a free account at: bakersfieldcalifornian.com/sports/community and clicking on the green "submit news" tab. We do not accept announcements for personal...

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    Gymnastics: American rocks in Laguna

    American had a great competition in Laguna Hills competing in their second competition of the season. Here are our podium place finishers. Level 3: Macie Lum, 1st place beam- 9.35, 2nd place all-around- 37.25, Presley Navejas, 1st place vault-9.6, 3rd place bars- 9.35, 3rd place all-around 37.15, Claire Banducci,1st...

  2. St. John's Girls take first place

    Volleyball: St. John's Girls Take First Place

    The St. John’s Girls Volleyball team took First Place in the Norris Volleyball Tournament 8th grade division on Saturday, September 27 at Norris Middle school. Great games all day. Contact info Dan Spiva dspiva@sjlchurch.org 661-664-8090

  3. Aronson Captures California State Championship

    BMX: Aronson Captures California State Championship

    Local seven year-old Ethan Aronson has been working very hard this year to become the best that he can be in BMX Racing. He has triumphed in 14 different races this year, four of which were qualifiers for the California State Finals, which take the accumulated scores of the contestants for the year and add them to the...

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    Condors re-sign Bennett and add four forwards

    The Condors announced the signing of five players on Wednesday, including Spencer Bennett, who played 37 games for the Condors last season. All five players are forwards and bring the team's training-camp roster to 18 players. About a half-dozen other players, including two goaltenders, are expected to be assigned...

  2. Condors sign 10-year pro Francis Lemieux

    Back in March, 2011, then Condors coach Marty Raymond took a flyer -- he traded the rights to Brad Snetsinger, who was currently in the American Hockey League, for the rights to Francis Lemieux. Lemieux never ended up in Bakersfield as he spent the rest of the season with Connecticut in the American Hockey League. On...

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    Forward Verreault returns to Condors

    He's had a taste of pro hockey in four cities over his first two years as a pro, but apparently Bakersfield left a lasting impressing on forward Francis Verreault. Verreault, who had 28 points in 26 games with the Condors in 2012-13, was one of three player signings announced by the Condors on Tuesday. The others...

  1. Condors to host 'Puffy Shirt' night

    The front office of the Bakersfield Condors is at it again. Renowned for zany promotions and unique speciality jerseys, the organization announced Tuesday that the team will wear "Puffy Shirt" jerseys on Nov. 16 in honor of the 25th anniversary of the first Seinfeld episode. "Puffy Shirt"was the second episode of the...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

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    Siegfried has trust of CSUB officials as interim AD

    Kenneth "Ziggy" Siegfried had a difficult telephone call Monday night. He spoke with his mentor, Bill Lansden, the associate athletic director at Alabama-Birmingham, after Lansden was passed over for Cal State Bakersfield's athletic director job. But otherwise it was an exciting day for Siegfried, CSUB's interim AD...

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    CSUB SHOW ROUNDUP: Former soccer coach returns for national TV game

    Simon Tobin, whose mere name is synonymous with Cal State Bakersfield, returns to the school Saturday night, but this time as the opponent. Saturday's 7 p.m. Western Athletic Conference opener between CSUB and Tobin's new team, San Jose State, was the focus Tuesday on the weekly Roadrunner Rundown webcast. Tobin...

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    CSUB suspends search for new athletic director until spring

    Cal State Bakersfield will suspend its search for a new athletic director until the spring, the university announced in a news release Monday evening. Two finalists -- Bill Lansden from Alabama-Birmingham and David Harris from Iowa State -- visited in the last few weeks, meeting with community members and...

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    CSUB pulls away in 2nd half in men's soccer

    Unable to convert numerous scoring opportunities, the Cal State Bakersfield men's soccer team made some strategic adjustments at halftime of its match against Sacramento State. But according to Roadrunners coach Richie Grant it was more of a change in mentality than tactics that caused his team to break open the...

  2. Local report: Former CSUB wrestler set for MMA fight

    Former Cal State Bakersfield wrestler Brandon Halsey, now a mixed martial arts fighter, will face Alexander Shlemenko for the Bellator middleweight championship tonight at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix. Halsey, who fights out of Huntington Beach, was a two-time NCAA Championships qualifier at CSUB after winning...

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    CSUB athletic director hopeful says he'd be visible leader

    Bill Lansden promises to be out and about throughout the Bakersfield and Kern County areas if he lands the athletic director's job at Cal State Bakersfield. "I'm an extrovert, and I get my energy on being out and meeting people," Lansden said Tuesday during a meeting with CSUB boosters. Lansden, 51, has been the...

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    Calderon's talent is no accident

    Juan Calderon knows all about second chances. A sophomore track and cross country runner at Bakersfield College, Calderon's second chance had nothing to do with his athletic career. He's gotten a second chance at life. Calderon, 22, walked away nearly unscathed from a violent car crash about 36 hours before fall...

  2. Renegades fall to 8th-ranked Santa Barbara

    Kourtney Grantz recorded 13 kills to lead Bakersfield College, but the Renegades were beaten at home Wednesday by the state's No. 8-ranked Santa Barbara City College, 25-15, 16-25, 25-22, 25-22. Tyler Herring and Stephanie Lugo finished with 12 kills and 10 kills, respectively, for BC. Setters Jade Delgadillo and Cate...

  3. BC women win WSC soccer opener

    GLENDALE -- Danielle Vargas scored in the third minute, and the Bakersfield College women's soccer team held on for a 1-0 victory Tuesday over Glendale College in a Western State Conference South Division opener. Vargas scored on a shot from the top of the penalty box in the third minute, after Erin Morales threaded...

  1. BC's early lead blows away in loss to Allan Hancock

    SANTA MARIA -- Bakersfield College didn't have as many missed tackles Saturday afternoon against Allan Hancock as it did a week earlier vs. Long Beach. But when they occurred, they were devastating. Hancock converted missed tackles into crucial first downs that kept two scoring drives alive, and the Bulldogs rallied...

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    Johnson grateful for second chance

    Marquise Johnson is grateful for the second chance he's getting at Bakersfield College this season. A 6-foot-1, 185-pound sophomore wide receiver from Channel View High School in Houston, Johnson had a dominant season in 2012 that helped the Renegades win the state championship. He caught 27 passes with 10...

  3. Renegade Report Review: Defensive miscues proved costly for BC

    Bakersfield College's 31-19 loss Saturday to undefeated Long Beach City College included numerous missed tackles and other mistakes on defense that fueled the coaching staff's frustrations. "We're stopping our feet and grabbing," Chudy said on Thursday's Renegade Report webcast, adding that proper tackling technique...

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    Elmore: Salinas 'positive' about wanting Blaze

    Bakersfield Blaze owner D.G. Elmore said his meeting Tuesday with the Salinas city council provided no roadblocks to his plans to move the Blaze to that city. Then again, he said Salinas hasn't had to answer any difficult questions yet. "We weren't asking them to vote on anything, so who's going to say no to...

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    Blaze owner makes first pitch for Salinas stadium

    SALINAS -- Bakersfield Blaze owner D.G. Elmore, along with other supporters, made his first presentation to the Salinas City Council for a stadium development he proposes as a new home for the Blaze in 2016. The Blaze will remain at Sam Lynn Ballpark for at least the 2015 season. The Salinas stadium, which Elmore...

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    Blaze sign 2-year deal with Mariners

    The affiliation shuffle ended quickly for the Bakersfield Blaze, which announced Friday that it has reached a two-year affiliation agreement with the Seattle Mariners. The agreement came just two days after the Cincinnati Reds moved their affiliation from Bakersfield to Daytona, Fla. "We are beyond thrilled to...

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    Blaze announces affiliation with Seattle Mariners

    The Bakersfield Blaze announced Friday via Twitter that its new major-league parent club is the Seattle Mariners. The Blaze, of the California League, were previously affiliated with the Cincinnati Reds, who didn't renew their contract with Bakersfield and instead moved their High Class A affiliate to Daytona, Fla....

  2. Blaze future in question

    The winds of change are coming, and again they're threatening to blow the Bakersfield Blaze right out of town. Blaze owner D.G. Elmore said Thursday he will present a plan next week to relocate the California League team to Salinas in time for the 2016 season. A team affiliated with one of three MLB teams -- the Texas...

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    Salinas has eyes on Bakersfield's Blaze; Reds leave as affiliate

    The city of Salinas has announced that Blaze owner D.G. Elmore, who lives in Bloomington, Ind., will present a plan to relocate the team to a new stadium in Salinas in time for the 2016 season. Elmore is studying preliminary plans to build a privately financed stadium in Salinas. "We are excited by the potential of...

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School House Zach Condors Talk

  1. predictions.jpg Zach Ewing's Week 5 previews and predictions

    There weren't shocking results, necessarily, from this Friday's action, just a few toss-ups that went the way of the team Trevor and I didn't expect to win....

  2. BVarsity Rankings -- Football after week 4 (6).jpg Central Section football rankings (expanded), Week 5

    A week full of upsets in the Central Section shook up the rankings considerably, though most top teams survived. Top-ranked Edison had a bye, and top-five...

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    Matt Smith and Isaiah Sharp are two of the best running backs in the Central Section, and both are likely to miss this Friday's games. Sharp, the lead running...

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  1. Condors add veteran center to roster

    The Condors have signed vetern center Francis Lemieux for the upcoming season. Lemieux (5-11, 190 pounds) has spent the past three seasons in Europe. He led...

  2. Stockton Thunder for sale and other notes

    Bakersfield’s Highway 99 rival, the Stockton Thunder, are for sale. Thunder owner Brad Rowbotham told the Stockton Record on Monday that due to business...

  3. Ice at Rabobank Arena Ice taking shape at Rabobank

    Players are starting to flter into town and ice-making continues at Rabobank Arena as the Condors get set to open training camp on Friday. The ice is taking...

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