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  1. Broda scores in OT, lifts Condors to win over Grizzlies
  2. Broda scores in OT, lifts Condors to win over Grizzlies
  3. Broda scores in OT, lifts Condors to win over Grizzlies
  4. Broda scores in OT, lifts Condors to win over Grizzlies
  5. Broda scores in OT, lifts Condors to win over Grizzlies
  6. High school roundup for April 22
  7. High school roundup for April 22
  8. High school roundup for April 22
  9. Liberty's offense ignites in 15-7 win over Stockdale
  10. Liberty's offense ignites in 15-7 win over Stockdale
  11. Liberty's offense ignites in 15-7 win over Stockdale
  12. Liberty's offense ignites in 15-7 win over Stockdale
  13. Liberty's offense ignites in 15-7 win over Stockdale
  14. Condors return from Utah without one of their best
  15. April 22 community sports announcements, results, accomplishments

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    Broda scores in OT, lifts Condors to win over Grizzlies

    Two dramatic goals lifted the Condors to a 4-3 overtime victory over the Utah Grizzlies on Tuesday night at Rabobank Arena. Greg Miller tied the game with less than five minutes left in regulation, and captain Joel Broda won it with his first goal of the series 7:39 into overtime when he beat Aaron Dell with a...

  2. Local report: CSUB baseball routed by Kansas State

    MANHATTAN, Kan. -- Kansas State salvaged a split of its two-game series vs. Cal State Bakersfield with a 13-0 non-conference baseball win Tuesday night. The Roadrunners (16-23) were outhit 17-10. Kansas State (23-19) had a bases-loaded triple by Max Brown in the second inning and the Wildcats pulled away after that,...

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    Liberty's offense ignites in 15-7 win over Stockdale

    Liberty's baseball team appears to like facing Stockdale pitching, but Patriots coach Tony Mills said that's not quite right. "We've been real blessed to score runs against almost anybody we've played," Mills said after Liberty beat host Stockdale 15-7 on Tuesday. "Stockdale has a tremendous pitching staff, but it...

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    High school roundup for April 22

    Baseball Frontier 9, Bakersfield 4 At Ernie Aguirre Field; W: Stevens (6-1); L: Perryman; 2B: FHS (Dodge, Stevens), BHS (Manning). Notes: FHS (Deaton 2-3, 1R, 1RBI; Smith 2-4, 1R; Gillaspie 2-3, 1R, 2RBI), BHS (Reynier 2-4, 2R; Manning 2-3 3RBI); SWYL W-L: FHS 9-1 (20-5), BHS 0-10. JV: FHS 18, BHS 0; F/S: FHS 16,...

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    Jake Varner wins third US Open freestyle title

    Bakersfield High graduate Jake Varner won his third U.S. Open freestyle wrestling title Saturday in Las Vegas. Varner was competing in the U.S. for the first time since winning an Olympic gold medal in 2012. He beat Wynn Michalak 4-0 in the 97-kilogram (214-pound) weight class, scoring on two push-outs and a...

  3. Modesto rallies past Blaze

    The Modesto Nuts erased a five-run deficit with a six-run sixth inning on the way to a 9-5 victory Monday over the Blaze. Ryan Wright had two hits, including a solo home run in the third inning, and a double, and also scored twice for Bakersfield. Kyle Waldrop added two hits and two RBIs for the Blaze. Matt...

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    Liberty's offense ignites in 15-7 win over Stockdale

    Liberty's baseball team appears to like facing Stockdale pitching, but Patriots coach Tony Mills said that's not quite right. "We've been real blessed to score runs against almost anybody we've played," Mills said after Liberty beat host Stockdale 15-7 on Tuesday. "Stockdale has a tremendous pitching staff, but it...

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    High school roundup for April 22

    Baseball Frontier 9, Bakersfield 4 At Ernie Aguirre Field; W: Stevens (6-1); L: Perryman; 2B: FHS (Dodge, Stevens), BHS (Manning). Notes: FHS (Deaton 2-3, 1R, 1RBI; Smith 2-4, 1R; Gillaspie 2-3, 1R, 2RBI), BHS (Reynier 2-4, 2R; Manning 2-3 3RBI); SWYL W-L: FHS 9-1 (20-5), BHS 0-10. JV: FHS 18, BHS 0; F/S: FHS 16,...

  3. April 21 high school roundup

    Boys tennis Stockdale 9, Bakersfield 0 At SHS SINGLES : Flores d. Lerma, 6-0, 6-1; Schwartz d. Berdon, 6-0, 6-1; Van Matre d. Knapp, 6-0, 6-0; Paradise d. Ellsworth, 6-0, 6-0; Chowdhury d. Neeper, 6-0, 6-1; Bhogal d. Melendez, 6-0, 6-1. DOUBLES : Flores- Matre d. Lerma-Berdon, 6-2, 6-4; Schwartz-Kahn d....

  1. Drillers' Shelton helps Kern All-Stars to win

    Bakersfield High's B.J. Shelton dominated in Kern County's 102-63 win over Antelope Valley in the Valley High School All-Star game on Saturday night at Stockdale High, while the girls team lost 59-58. "We knew going into this year that we were going to have a really good team," said Kern County coach Elbert Watkins,...

  2. High school notebook: Top local teams fare well in spring-break tournaments

    The baseball league leaders in Bakersfield all fared well in their respective spring-break tournaments. Southwest Yosemite League leader Frontier went 3-1 in the Fresno Easter Classic, beating Hanford West, Fresno-Bullard and Elk Grove-Franklin and losing only to Salinas on Tuesday. The Titans are 19-5 on the season...

  3. High school roundup for April 15

    Baseball Fresno Easter Classic Salinas 14, Frontier 8 At Clovis West. W: Olivarria. L: Lopez (0-1). 2B: SHS (Flores, Leighton); FHS (Douglass 2, Gillaspie, Meier). HR: SHS (Flores). Notes: FHS (Douglass 3-4, R, RBI; Stevens 2-4, R; Gillaspie 1-4, R, 2RBIs; Meier 1-2, 2 RBIs); SHS (Flores 3-4, 2R, 4 RBIs; Leighton...

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    April 22 community sports announcements, results, accomplishments

    Baseball Blue Thunder 8U club seeking players to start competing at a high level. Call Mike Hughes (661) 378-4727 or email: mhughes_67@yahoo.com. Player can not turn 9 before May 1. Sporting clay shoot Tehachapi Mountains Search and Rescue fundraiser, April 26 at Kern County Gun Club. Sign-ups for single, teens,...

  2. BETTE ADDINGTON: Time for summer league sign-ups

    Whether you have bowled in bowling league before or just bowled for fun, or never bowled before, summer leagues are a great time to join a bowling league and see if you like the sport of bowling. Summer leagues are usually smaller teams than winter leagues and only last a maximum of fifteen weeks. Summer Ball leagues...

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    OUTLAWS: Check out the 1978 souvenir team program

    In 1978, the Bakersfield Outlaws joined the Class-A California League as an unaffiliated team. Managed by former major leaguer George Culver, the team featured many locals and several fringe prospects from several teams.  You can see the team's complete stat sheet from its first campaign here. Above is a copy of the...

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    OUTLAWS: Tulacz and the bus, all part of the fun

    Pitcher Mike Tulacz, according to John Moncier, was "an absolute Elvis freak." Tulacz worshiped Presley's music and Presley, not necessarily in that order, and was a regular performer with teammate Bob Madden, when the duo would entertain fans before games with Elvis imitations while hits like "Hound Dog" blared from...

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    OUTLAWS: A look back at the hijinks that made Bakersfield's 1978 team

    M ore than three decades ago, the tone was pretty well set for the new, minor-league baseball team on its season-opening, six-game homestand at Sam Lynn Ballpark. The locals lost all six, giving up 68 runs in the process. And it got worse. When the guys gathered at 8 a.m. April 20 at the ballpark, excited for the...

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    MIKE McCARTHY: Great men are made from a strong work ethic

    New Britain, Conn. The other day I had a fan waive me over at the ballpark. Most people who do this at a game are asking for autographs that they sell online or to ask for a baseball. This makes players reluctant at times to talk to fans because of the frustration that comes with saying, "No, I can't give you a ball...

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    Broda scores in OT, lifts Condors to win over Grizzlies

    Two dramatic goals lifted the Condors to a 4-3 overtime victory over the Utah Grizzlies on Tuesday night at Rabobank Arena. Greg Miller tied the game with less than five minutes left in regulation, and captain Joel Broda won it with his first goal of the series 7:39 into overtime when he beat Aaron Dell with a...

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    Condors return from Utah without one of their best

    For Condors coach Troy Mann, it's time for adjustments. The Condors flew home for Utah on Sunday, pleased to get a split against the Utah Grizzlies in the first two games of the best-of-seven playoffs series, but concerned for a fellow teammate Matt Thurber, left behind in a Salt Lake City hospital. Thurber remained...

  3. Grizzlies grab lead late, split with Condors

    WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah -- Michael Pelech scored off a rebound midway through the third period on Saturday night as the Utah Grizzlies rallied for a 2-1 victory over the Condors. The best-of-seven series is tied 1-1 as the teams head to Bakersfield for the next three games. Game 3 is Tuesday night at Rabobank Arena....

  1. Carroll comes up big as Condors win Game 1, 1-0

    WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah -- In a series where hard-nosed physical play is going to be the norm, Bakersfield's "grind line" came up big on Friday night. Andrew Carroll deflected a shot from Erik Burgdoerfer for the only goal 4:59 into the third period as the Condors opened the ECHL playoff with a 1-0 victory over the...

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    ECHL PLAYOFFS: Burgdoerfer back in fold with Condors

    When Erik Burgdoerfer left Bakersfield at the end of last season and headed back to his home in New York, he pretty much felt his playing days in Bakersfield were over. He had played nowhere else in his three years of professional hockey, but after two straight sub-par seasons, he had a sour taste in his mouth. When...

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    ECHL PLAYOFFS: Condors, Grizzlies similar in practice, play

    When it comes to playoffs, Condors coach Troy Mann said there are really no surprises. So when the puck drops tonight in West Valley City, Utah, for the Game 1 of the ECHL Western Conference first-round matchup between the Condors and Grizzlies, both teams know what they are in for. "They put their structure in...

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  1. Williams' homer sparks 'Runners

    MANHATTAN, Kan.-- Soloman Williams broke an 0-for-25 slump with a pinch-hit home run to lead off the sixth inning and the Cal State Bakersfield rallied for a 5-2 victory Monday over Kansas State. Williams' homer cut into a 2-0 Wildcats lead, and CSUB (16-22) tied it later in the inning on an error by Kansas State...

  2. Local report: CSUB baseball routed by Kansas State

    MANHATTAN, Kan. -- Kansas State salvaged a split of its two-game series vs. Cal State Bakersfield with a 13-0 non-conference baseball win Tuesday night. The Roadrunners (16-23) were outhit 17-10. Kansas State (23-19) had a bases-loaded triple by Max Brown in the second inning and the Wildcats pulled away after that,...

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    MIKE McCARTHY: Great men are made from a strong work ethic

    New Britain, Conn. The other day I had a fan waive me over at the ballpark. Most people who do this at a game are asking for autographs that they sell online or to ask for a baseball. This makes players reluctant at times to talk to fans because of the frustration that comes with saying, "No, I can't give you a ball...

  1. Local report: Texas-Pan American rallies to win series against CSUB

    EDINBURG, Texas -- Texas-Pan American rallied with a four-run sixth inning and went on to hand Cal State Bakersfield a 5-1 Western Athletic Conference baseball loss Saturday afternoon. The win gave the Broncs two wins in the three-game series and dropped CSUB's record to 15-22 overall and 8-7 in the WAC. CSUB took a...

  2. Local report: CSUB rallies past Texas-Pan American for rare road win

    EDINBURG, Texas -- James Barragan pitched 5-2/3 innings of scoreless relief and Cal State Bakersfield came from behind to edge Texas-Pan American 3-2 Friday in a Western Athletic Conference baseball game. The Roadrunners (15-21 overall, 8-6 WAC) won for only the third time in 14 road games this season. Bakersfield,...

  3. UT-Pan Am rallies past CSUB in 9th

    EDINBURG, Texas -- Texas-Pan American scored two runs with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning to down Cal State Bakersfield 2-1 in a Western Athletic Confernce baseball game Thursday night. The Roadrunners (14-21, 7-6 WAC) took a 1-0 lead in the second on Ross Hough's RBI single, which scored Oscar Sanay, who...

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  1. Local report: CSUB rallies past Texas-Pan American for rare road win

    EDINBURG, Texas -- James Barragan pitched 5-2/3 innings of scoreless relief and Cal State Bakersfield came from behind to edge Texas-Pan American 3-2 Friday in a Western Athletic Conference baseball game. The Roadrunners (15-21 overall, 8-6 WAC) won for only the third time in 14 road games this season. Bakersfield,...

  2. Local report: CSUB baseball routed by Kansas State

    MANHATTAN, Kan. -- Kansas State salvaged a split of its two-game series vs. Cal State Bakersfield with a 13-0 non-conference baseball win Tuesday night. The Roadrunners (16-23) were outhit 17-10. Kansas State (23-19) had a bases-loaded triple by Max Brown in the second inning and the Wildcats pulled away after that,...

  3. BC women capture WSC title

    The Bakersfield College women's swim team captured the Western State Conference title, with the men's team finishing third in the conference championships at L.A. Valley College. The Renegades' Matthew Moon was named the WSC coach of the year. BC records were broken in the following events:. Alexis Zimmerman finished...

  1. BC women lead in WSC meet

    VAN NUYS -- Bakersfield College was leading the women's team standings and was third in the men's after Thursday's first day of the Western State Conference swimming and diving championships at L.A. Valley College. The women's highlight was a first-place finish in the 200-yard freestyle relay. The team of Shelby Bayne,...

  2. UT-Pan Am rallies past CSUB in 9th

    EDINBURG, Texas -- Texas-Pan American scored two runs with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning to down Cal State Bakersfield 2-1 in a Western Athletic Confernce baseball game Thursday night. The Roadrunners (14-21, 7-6 WAC) took a 1-0 lead in the second on Ross Hough's RBI single, which scored Oscar Sanay, who...

  3. Local report: 'Brains of Bakersfield' returns to CSUB

    The popular "Brains of Bakersfield" trivia competition that has been coordinated by the Cal State Bakersfield men's soccer program each year will return on May 15 in the Icardo Center. Registration has begun. This year's event will include a catered meal from Lengthwise Brewing Company, featuring tri-tip, pulled pork...

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  1. Blaze rallies for five in eighth, beats SJ Giants

    A five-run eighth inning rally helped the Bakersfield Blaze overcome a four-run San Jose Giants lead and notch their 12th win of the season Saturday, 7-6. Seth Mejias-Brean knocked in two runs while hitting his third homer of the season, which he hit in the eighth after Jesse Winker led off the inning with a walk....

  2. Modesto rallies past Blaze

    The Modesto Nuts erased a five-run deficit with a six-run sixth inning on the way to a 9-5 victory Monday over the Blaze. Ryan Wright had two hits, including a solo home run in the third inning, and a double, and also scored twice for Bakersfield. Kyle Waldrop added two hits and two RBIs for the Blaze. Matt...

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    OUTLAWS: Check out the 1978 souvenir team program

    In 1978, the Bakersfield Outlaws joined the Class-A California League as an unaffiliated team. Managed by former major leaguer George Culver, the team featured many locals and several fringe prospects from several teams.  You can see the team's complete stat sheet from its first campaign here. Above is a copy of the...

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    OUTLAWS: Tulacz and the bus, all part of the fun

    Pitcher Mike Tulacz, according to John Moncier, was "an absolute Elvis freak." Tulacz worshiped Presley's music and Presley, not necessarily in that order, and was a regular performer with teammate Bob Madden, when the duo would entertain fans before games with Elvis imitations while hits like "Hound Dog" blared from...

  2. Outlaws_19.jpg

    OUTLAWS: A look back at the hijinks that made Bakersfield's 1978 team

    M ore than three decades ago, the tone was pretty well set for the new, minor-league baseball team on its season-opening, six-game homestand at Sam Lynn Ballpark. The locals lost all six, giving up 68 runs in the process. And it got worse. When the guys gathered at 8 a.m. April 20 at the ballpark, excited for the...

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    Blaze finds winning formula to start season

    Sam Lynn Ballpark has housed Bakersfield's minor-league baseball team nearly every year since it opened in 1941, but rarely has it felt as much like home to the players than this spring. Eighteen of the 26 players on the Blaze roster played at least part of the season here in 2013. That's an extreme rarity in...

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School House Zach Condors Talk

  1. GarcesATelDemante_26.JPG A conversation with Garces football coach Tim Antongiovanni

    A couple of weeks ago, I transcribed a conversation I had with new Stockdale football coach Brett Shelton on his attitude about taking the job, the challenge...

  2. bvarsity.jpg BVarsity Live Weekly, April 17 — Jorie Caneta, Asia Chesley, Gabriel Gaeta

    Another action-packed BVarsity Live show today, with last year's Girls Swimmer of the Year, Frontier's Jorie Caneta, in the house, along with track and field...

  3. BullardAtBHS_21.JPG Winter sports All-Area summary

    The winter sports season officially came to an end Monday when the last of the BVarsity All-Area teams was published in The Californian. Here's a quick recap...

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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. Condors_Utah3.JPG Right moves pay off with NHL affiliation for Condors

    The Bakersfield Condors tried the austerity route the past two seasons with disastrous results — back-to-back last-place finishes in the ECHL Western...

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