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  1. BC football: a closer look at Saturday's BC-Cerritos game
  2. Week 8 football, we're baaaaaaaaaack
  3. Week 8 HS football schedule
  4. Independence rallies past Tehachapi in volleyball
  5. Independence rallies past Tehachapi in volleyball
  6. Independence rallies past Tehachapi in volleyball
  7. Independence rallies past Tehachapi in volleyball
  8. Independence rallies past Tehachapi in volleyball
  9. Oct. 23 high school roundup
  10. Oct. 23 high school roundup
  11. Oct. 23 high school roundup
  12. Injury-riddled Hawks will try to slow down Drillers
  13. Lewis: Rangers have offered contract
  14. STEVE MERLO: Waterfowl hunters will have option at site off Highway 46
  15. Oct. 24 fish report

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    Injury-riddled Hawks will try to slow down Drillers

    Kevin Sneed has been a football coach for a long time, and he's never seen a rash of injuries like this. Before the season started, Sneed's Centennial team lost linebacker and wide receiver Malcolm Johnson. Then Johnson's half-brother, running back Brandon Robinson, broke his collarbone in the opening game. Robinson...

  2. Strong finish helps Condors bury Aces

    The start wasn't all that impressive, but the finish was what the Condors were looking for Thursday night at Rabobank Arena. The Condors gave up the first goal for the first time this season and were out shot 15-5 in the first 20 minutes, but shrug that off and came back to take advantage of porous Alaska goaltending...

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    Independence rallies past Tehachapi in volleyball

    For Independence's volleyball team, the key to winning the most exciting, thrilling and important match of the season was relaxation. With that in mind, the Falcons rallied at home to beat Tehachapi in five sets Thursday, 21-25, 25-22, 21-25, 25-17, 15-12, a heart-pounder that all but decided the South Yosemite...

  1. Stockdale sweeps Centennial in volleyball

    Despite being tied for first place in the Southwest Yosemite League more than halfway through league play, the Stockdale volleyball team isn't thinking about the big picture. Not yet, anyway. Instead, the Mustangs continue to focus on playing consistently and error-free, something they did extremely well in sweeping...

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    STEVE MERLO: Waterfowl hunters will have option at site off Highway 46

    Even though the Kern National Wildlife Refuge will remain closed at least through November, waterfowl hunters, thanks to the continuing efforts of the Cal Waterfowl Association, now have a place to hunt ducks and geese at a recently developed site only 40 minutes from Bakersfield. Located just south of Highway 46 on...

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    Oct. 24 fish report

    Kern County, southern San Joaquin Valley LAKE ISABELLA: Light fishing pressure. The catfish bite continues to provide fair to 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 some of the prepared baits. Top spots have been Red's...

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    Campos, Lemminn repeat as winners in SWYL races

    Camille Campos isn't sure if it was food poisoning or the stomach flu that kept her from running two weeks ago in the second Southwest Yosemite League cross country race of the year. Whatever the ailment was, it's the only thing that has been able to slow down the Stockdale senior this year. Campos posted her second...

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    Week 8 football, we're baaaaaaaaaack

    After a week of just one game broadcast live, we here at BVarsity Live are back at full strength once again. We will have Bakersfield at Centennial, Stockdale at Frontier and Tehachapi at Golden Valley, all live and in color at bakersfield.com Vance Palm is back and will once again get you started with the pregame...

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    Oct. 22 high school roundup

    Boys cross country Highland 20, Mira Monte 37 1. Sanchez, H, 16:57; 2. Alvarado, H, 17:01.09; 3. Calderon, M, 17:01.96; 4. Wykoff, H, 17:21; 5. Mojica, H, 17:35; 6. Tinoco, M, 17:48; 7. Castro, M, 18:25.18; 8. Rodier, H, 18:25.78; 9. Frando, H, 18:28; 10. Hasta, H, 18:30. Foothill 20, South 42 At Foothill; 3 miles...

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    Week 8 HS football schedule

    We're back in the live-streaming game for Week 8, with a three-pack of games headed your way tonight at 7:30 p.m. on Bakersfield.com: Bakersfield at Centennial: Zach Ewing and Justin Roberts Stockdale at Frontier: Mark Heffernan and Louis Amestoy Tehachapi at Golden Valley: Adam Resendez You can also tune into to...

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    Independence rallies past Tehachapi in volleyball

    For Independence's volleyball team, the key to winning the most exciting, thrilling and important match of the season was relaxation. With that in mind, the Falcons rallied at home to beat Tehachapi in five sets Thursday, 21-25, 25-22, 21-25, 25-17, 15-12, a heart-pounder that all but decided the South Yosemite...

  3. Oct. 24 BVarsity Live Recap

    Liberty senior Braylin Scott, an emerging star in football and basketball, joined the BVarsity Live set in the Dignity Health Studio on Thursday a day after he was featured in the pages of The Californian. Scott discussed his breakout season at wide receiver for the Patriots, plus Liberty's upcoming schedule, including...

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  1. ROBERT GAUTNEY: Bautista looks to defend title in Kern Amateur

    Neil Bautista knows his share of the history of Kern County golf. As the defending champion of the Men's Kern County Amateur, he is already a part of that history. Coupled with his win in this year's Bakersfield City Amateur in July, he is one of only three players to have followed a KC Men's Amateur win with a...

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    Oct. 24 fish report

    Kern County, southern San Joaquin Valley LAKE ISABELLA: Light fishing pressure. The catfish bite continues to provide fair to 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 some of the prepared baits. Top spots have been Red's...

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    BETTE ADDINGTON: Local bowlers of year, Hall of Famers honored at banquet

    Another bowling season in the books and lots of smiley faces for this year's award winners. Approximately 80 bowlers were in attendance. Golden Empire United States Bowling Congress President Ray Neubig fired off the festivities that were held at the Eagles Hall downtown, and then lots of awards were handed out. This...

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    Oct. 17 fish report

    Kern County, southern San Joaquin Valley LAKE ISABELLA: Light fishing pressure, but the catfish bite continues to provide fair to good action. The crappie action has continued in the trees in the North Fork in 16 to 20 feet of water on small minnows and crappie jigs. Other species slow. Carp anglers are doing pretty...

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    Oct. 14 community sports announcements, accomplishments

    Announcement Youth basketball Registration for the winter 2014-2015 season of Bakersfield NJB is open. Register online at bakersfield-njb.rsportz.com/ A walk-up registration will be from noon-2 p.m. Oct. 26 at Big 5 Sporting Goods. Grades K-8 welcome.

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    Volleyball: St. John's 8th Grade Girls Take First Place

    St. John's girls’ volleyball team took first place at the Panama Buena Vista Union School District Junior High Volleyball Tournament on Saturday October 11. In this prestige tournament with area schools and three teams from Rancho Santa Fe Middle School in San Diego, St. John's took first place. In the semifinals they...

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  1. Strong finish helps Condors bury Aces

    The start wasn't all that impressive, but the finish was what the Condors were looking for Thursday night at Rabobank Arena. The Condors gave up the first goal for the first time this season and were out shot 15-5 in the first 20 minutes, but shrug that off and came back to take advantage of porous Alaska goaltending...

  2. Thunder rallies past Condors again, 4-2

    STOCKTON -- The Bakersfield Condors failed to a hold a two-goal lead for the second straight day, and the Stockton Thunder rallied for a 4-2 victory Sunday at Stockton Arena. Condors defenseman Graeme Craig opened the scoring with his first professional goal, on a deflection from the left point 3:39 into the game....

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    2014-15 Condors player capsules

    Graeme Craig No. 2 Pos: Defense Age: 21 Ht: 6-5 Wt: 205 Shoots: Left Hometown: Red Deer, Alberta Background: Stay-at-home defenseman assigned to the team by Oklahoma City. Played one game in OKC last season after 303 games over five season in juniors. Does use his size to his advantage. Head coach J.F. Houle...

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    Stockton rallies from 2-goal deficit to beat Condors

    Everything was going the Condors' way Saturday night at Rabobank Arena. They had a 3-1 lead and an opportunity to make it 4-1 on a power play midway through the second peirod. But the Condors were a tad too aggressive, mistakes were made and the result was a short-handed breakaway goal for the Thunder and a lead cut...

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    Passion for game fueled Pageau's gutsy return

    Early last season, rookie defenseman Nick Pageau was watching more hockey games than he was playing. Part of learning to be a pro, he said of sitting in the stands as a healthy scratch. So Pageau went about his business, learning from watching, working harder in practice and waiting for his opportunity. He started...

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    3 different players score as Condors win season opener

    It took a while for the Condors to find their legs on Friday night at Rabobank Arena, but once they did they took flight. Three different players scored goals and Ty Rimmer stopped 30 shots as the Condors opened ECHL play with a 3-1 victory over the Stockton Thunder before 4,717. Condors coach J.F. Houle has said...

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  1. NM St. powers past CSUB in volleyball

    In a battle of teams tied for second in the Western Athletic Conference volleyball race, New Mexico State defeated Cal State Bakersfield 25-21, 25-19, 19-25, 28-26 Thursday night in the Icardo Center. Danika Youngblood and Sydney Haynes combined for eight of the 16 Roadrunner kills in the third set, which allowed CSUB...

  2. CSUB athletics: Country artist Corbin to benefit scholarship fund

    Country music artist Easton Corbin will perform a concert at Bakersfield's Fox Theater on Dec. 11 that will benefit Cal State Bakersfield's athletic scholarship fund. Tickets go on sale Friday through Vallitix.com. Prices range from $25 to $55, with VIP packages including two tickets in the venue's best seats and...

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    CSUB ROUNDUP: WAC commissioner Hurd focused on balance

    Developing top-to-bottom balance is the goal for the Western Athletic Conference moving forward. That's what WAC Commissioner Jeff Hurd said he would like to see. "We feel we have some stability with the conference now," Hurd told Cal State Bakersfield's Corey Costelloe last week at the WAC basketball media day in...

  1. Thunder rallies past Condors again, 4-2

    STOCKTON -- The Bakersfield Condors failed to a hold a two-goal lead for the second straight day, and the Stockton Thunder rallied for a 4-2 victory Sunday at Stockton Arena. Condors defenseman Graeme Craig opened the scoring with his first professional goal, on a deflection from the left point 3:39 into the game....

  2. CSUB roundup: Sawyer lifts volleyball team to victory over Utah Valley

    OREM, Utah. -- Kelsee Sawyer recorded a career-high 30 kills to lead the Cal State Bakersfield volleyball team to a 30-28, 25-20, 23-25, 17-25, 15-13, victory over Utah Valley in Western Athletic Conference play Saturday. CSUB (9-11, 5-2 WAC) rallied from a 17-11 deficit in the opener by going on an 11-3 run that was...

  3. LOCAL REPORT: CSUB men's soccer team falls in OT

    Andrew Grossman scored 3:02 into overtime to give Incarnate Word of San Antonio, Texas, a 2-1 victory Friday over Cal State Bakersfield in a Western Athletic Conference men's soccer match night at CSUB. The Roadrunners outshot the Cardinals 6-3 in a scoreless first half. UIW (4-6, 3-0 WAC) took the lead 4:45 into the...

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    Lewis: Rangers have offered contract

    Colby Lewis has had success in baseball's postseason, highlighted by his Game 6 win over the Yankees in the 2010 AL Championship Series and being the winning pitcher in the only World Series win by the Texas Rangers against the San Francisco Giants in 2010. Lewis is also a former Bakersfield College baseball player....

  2. BC runners qualify for SoCal championship

    VENTURA -- The Bakersfield College women placed third and the men were seventh Friday at the Western State Conference cross country championships at Arroyo Verde Park. That qualified both teams for the Southern California championship, which will be held Nov. 7 in Van Nuys. The BC women scored 104, which trailed...

  3. Vickers living up to high expectations

    Bakersfield College hadn't even played a game yet when the coaching staff talked about how excited they were Derrick Vickers had joined the team. That was in August after the official start of football practice. Vickers had an outstanding senior season at Bakersfield High, where he helped the Drillers win the state...

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    BC football: a closer look at Saturday's BC-Cerritos game

    The way things have gone for Bakersfield College football in recent weeks, one would expect a close game in Saturday's 4 p.m. Homecoming game vs. Cerritos at Memorial Stadium. Cerritos comes in 5-2 overall (2-1 National Northern League) and BC is 3-4 (1-2 NNL). The last four BC games (Gades are 2-2 in that span)...

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    BC football: Stats oddity in Saturday's wild Moorpark game

    A statistical oddity from last Saturday's 50-47 Bakersfield College football win over Moorpark College: BC wide receiver Marquise Johnson picked up a fumble by Derrick Vickers and returned it for BC's first touchdown of the game. But since Vickers was the original ball carrier, Johnson did not get credit for a...

  3. BC volleyball swept by COC

    College of the Canyons swept Bakersfield College, 25-12, 25-12, 25-20 in Western State Conference volleyball action Wednesday at the Gil Bishop Sports Center. The Renegades were led offensively by Kourtney Grantz with nine kills and setter Jade Delgadillo with 21 set assists.

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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. bvarsity live slide.png Week 8 football, we're baaaaaaaaaack

    After a week of just one game broadcast live, we here at BVarsity Live are back at full strength once again. We will have Bakersfield at Centennial, Stockdale...

  2. CENTTETWENTYTWOCC.JPG Week 8 HS football schedule

    We're back in the live-streaming game for Week 8, with a three-pack of games headed your way tonight at 7:30 p.m. on Bakersfield.com: Bakersfield at...

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    Last week featured a slate of many games that looked as if they'd be lopsided, and that held to be true in many cases. Even in the games that weren't — like...

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  1. Oilers exec Carriere: Organization very serious about player development

    Rick Carriere Senior Director of Player Development for the Edmonton Oilers, was in Bakersfield Thursday checking out the organization's investment as the...

  2. Illness sweeps through Condors

    It started with Josh Currie falling ill right before the home game on Saturday night against the Stockton Thunder and by Tuesday only a handful of Condors were...

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    Three things stood out Friday night as the Condors opened up the ECHL season with a 3-1 win over the Stockton Thunder at Rabobank Arena. Speed. Speed, Speed....

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