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  1. Utah State holds on to beat CSUB 57-56
  2. Utah State holds on to beat CSUB 57-56
  3. Bakersfield could become AHL affiliate
  4. 2-day tournament draws 132 boys and girls teams
  5. 2-day tournament draws 132 boys and girls teams
  6. Dec. 19 fish report
  7. STEVE MERLO: Great last-minute gift ideas for outdoors enthusiasts
  8. STEVE MERLO: Great last-minute gift ideas for outdoors enthusiasts
  9. STEVE MERLO: Great last-minute gift ideas for outdoors enthusiasts
  10. CSUB coach gets contract extension
  11. CSUB coach gets contract extension
  12. Ten BHS wrestlers, 14 other Kern County wrestlers on preseason list
  13. Home-schooled swimmer wins gold at Jr. Nationals
  14. Dec. 16 community sports announcements, results, accomplishments
  15. Dec. 16 community sports announcements, results, accomplishments

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    2-day tournament draws 132 boys and girls teams

    After 25 years, the Garces Holiday Soccer Festival has become its own recruiting tool. Garces assistant athletic director Vince Fanucchi, the event coordinator, said that the first tournament in 1989 had about 55 teams, mostly local. But over the years, as teams have come and gone, they've usually come back....

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    Bakersfield could become AHL affiliate

    It takes 19 hours to drive from Oklahoma City to Bakersfield, or about three hours to fly, but news travels much faster than that. And when word came Thursday morning that the Oklahoma City Barons of the American Hockey League plan to cease operations at the end of this season, one of the places most affected could...

  3. BC women top Santa Ana, improve to 9-0

    The Bakersfield Californian The Bakersfield College women's basketball team kept its undefeated record intact with an 80-74 victory over Santa Ana College on Thursday night at the Gil Bishop Sports Center and set a program standard by starting a season 9-0 for the first time in its 36-year history. Five players scored...

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    NBA notebook: Mavs acquire Rondo in multi-player deal with Celtics

    BOSTON -- The Boston Celtics traded point guard Rajon Rondo to Dallas on Thursday night, cutting ties with the last remnant of their last NBA championship while giving Dirk Nowitzki and the Mavericks a chance at another title. The Celtics will send Rondo and forward Dwight Powell to Dallas for Jameer Nelson, Jae...

  2. Jam outguns Reno, 152-142

    Earl Barron scored a game-high 34 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, and seven other Jam players scored in double-figures Thursday in a 152-142 victory over the Reno Bighorns at the Dignity Health Event Center. Elijah Millsap of the Jam (9-5) finished with 23 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists, while Chris Wright 17...

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    Carr endorses Sparano

    ALAMEDA -- Derek Carr doesn't have a vote, but as the Oakland Raiders prepared to face the Buffalo Bills, he hit the campaign trail for interim coach Tony Sparano. Conventional wisdom is that Sparano will be out following the season. He has a 2-8 record after the team opened the season 0-4 under Dennis Allen, who was...

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    2-day tournament draws 132 boys and girls teams

    After 25 years, the Garces Holiday Soccer Festival has become its own recruiting tool. Garces assistant athletic director Vince Fanucchi, the event coordinator, said that the first tournament in 1989 had about 55 teams, mostly local. But over the years, as teams have come and gone, they've usually come back....

  2. 24 Kern wrestlers earn spot in preseason lists

    The California Wrestler website released its annual preseason top-40 and honorable mention rankings with 10 Bakersfield High wrestlers leading the way and 24 Kern County grapplers making the list of 14 weight classes. BHS sophomore Navonte Demison is the highest-ranked local wrestler at No. 2 in the state at 113 pounds...

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    Ten BHS wrestlers, 14 other Kern County wrestlers on preseason list

    The authority on California state high school wrestling rankings, The California Wrestler, released its 2014-15 preseason rankings last week, with ten Bakersfield wrestlers and a total of 24 Kern County wrestlers made the top-40 and honorable mention within the 14 weight classes. The Drilers are the No. 7 ranked team...

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    Home-schooled swimmer wins gold at Jr. Nationals

    Stanzi Mosely, a home-schooled junior who swims with the Roadrunner Aquatics Club, won three gold medals at this past weekend's Junior National Championships in Federal Way, Wash. Moseley won 50-yard, 100-yard and 200-yard freestyle races. Her time of 22.11 in the 50 free places her No. 2 all-time among 16-year-old...

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    Confluence of events aided in Ridgeview's loss to Redlands East Valley

    After a thrilling season and a fantastic first half of the CIF Southern California Division II regional bowl game Saturday, the final hour or so of the season for Ridgeview came on like a perfect storm. First it was a failed attempt on a fourth down attempt on the 1-yard line that kept the Wolf Pack from retaking a...

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    Ridgeview falls short in regional bowl to Redlands East Valley

    REDLANDS — It was a back-and-forth, high-scoring regional championship game, until Ridgeview forgot to take one turn on the see-saw. Redlands East Valley beat Ridgeview 59-42 on Friday night in the CIF Southern California Division II regional bowl game, using 28 unanswered second-half points to erase a 10-point...

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    Dec. 19 fish report

    Kern County, southern San Joaquin Valley LAKE ISABELLA: Continued light fishing pressure, but the winter catfish bite has finally taken off with some good reports in recent days. Theo Thompson, Bakersfield, fishing in the cold and wet Tuesday night, caught 18 catfish from 3-10 pounds on clams. Trout, crappie, and...

  2. BETTE ADDINGTON: Some help on trying to pick out a bowling ball for a gift

    (The following is to help not only bowlers, but also family members trying to decide what ball would be the right choice for Christmas this year for your bowler): The latest on Ebonite bowling balls, contributed by Zack Newman, Ebonite International regional staff: This is just a quick update on some of the new...

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    Dec. 16 community sports announcements, results, accomplishments

    Baseball The Bakersfield Mustangs 12U team will be holding a tryout 1-3 p.m. Saturday at Fruitvale/Norris Park, Field No. 1. Team will be playing in the SW Spring Travel/Club league. Players can't turn 13 before April 30. To RSVP or with any questions, call Kevin Charette (661) 444-6823 or Matthew Riley (661)...

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    Cheerleading: American Cheer takes floor on Dec 13th

    Anaheim Ca American Cheer Taking The Floor On Dec 13TH The New Red 1st place White 2nd Steel 2nd Silver 2nd Diamonds 3rd Contact info Sheila Yates sheila@aksc.com 661-833-3986

  2. Gymnastics: Level 7 gymnasts finish 2nd at first competition

    The American Kids Sports Center’s Level 7 boys gymnastics team place 2nd at the Southern California All-Conference Meet in Simi Valley December 13 and 14. Connor Shanley won the rings and vault in the 11-12 year old division, while Diego Lopez place 3rd on rings. Chase Shanley won pommel horse, rings, vault, and high...

  3. Gymnastics: Level 6 Gymnasts win first competition of the year

    The American Kids Sports Center’s Boys Gymnastics Team started their defense of their Level 6 State Championships last year by cruising to a 9 point victory at the Southern California All-Conference Meet in Simi Valley December 13 and 14. The 7-man team was led by All Around Champion Joshua Evangelio, who also won the...

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  1. Alaska cruises past Condors

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Greg Wolfe scored two goals as five different players scored to lead the Alaska Aces to a 6-1 victory over the Bakersfield Condors on Wednesday night at the Sullivan Center. Alaska scored three goals in the first period and built a 5-0 lead in the third period before Nick Pageau scored for the...

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    Bakersfield could become AHL affiliate

    It takes 19 hours to drive from Oklahoma City to Bakersfield, or about three hours to fly, but news travels much faster than that. And when word came Thursday morning that the Oklahoma City Barons of the American Hockey League plan to cease operations at the end of this season, one of the places most affected could...

  3. A day after falling to Utah, Bakersfield rallies for 4-1 win

    After failing to recover from an early 4-1 deficit against Utah on Saturday night, Condors coach J.F. Houle said it was imperative that his team get off to a good start in order to win Sunday's rematch. With that directive in mind, Bakersfield jumped out to a 2-0 first-period lead and went on to beat the Grizzlies 4-1...

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    Condors come up short against Utah

    The Condors were missing their top two scorers, but scoring was not a problem on Saturday night at Rabobank Arena. Defensive lapses proved costly as the Condors saw their three-game win streak come to an end with a 6-4 loss to the Utah Grizzlies before 4,583. When Mathieu Aubin scored his second of the night to give...

  2. Condors lose more scorers to AHL's Oklahoma City

    BY MIKE GRIFFITH The Bakersfield Californian mgriffith@bakersfield.com Condors coach J.F. Houle has now lost his top three scorers, who happen to be the top three rookie scorers in the ECHL, and he's still smiling. Twin brothers Connor and Kellan Jones were recalled to Oklahoma City of the American Hockey League on...

  3. Condors top Reign in shootout

    It took a bit longer than they would have liked, but the Condors came away with a win on Thursday night at Rabobank Arena. Sebastien Sylvestre and Nick Pageau scored shootout goals and Ty Rimmer stopped four of five Ontario shooters as the Condors beat the Reign 3-2 for their third straight win. The Condors (13-9-1-2)...

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  1. CSUB women turn back UCI

    Cal State Bakersfield's women's basketball team rallied from a first-half deficit to beat host UC Irvine 68-65 on Tuesday at the Bren Events Center. Tyonna Outland, the preseason Western Athletic Conference Player of the Year, scored 15 points in her return from a sprained right foot. Outland, who missed CSUB's...

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    CSUB coach gets contract extension

    Giovana Melo has been rewarded for taking Cal State Bakersfield to new heights in Division I volleyball. Melo, who led CSUB to its first D-I NCAA Tournament berth in her first season as head coach, has had a year added to her original four-year contract she signed last March. Melo's new deal is through the 2018...

  3. CSUB games now aired on FM and AM

    Cal State Bakersfield men's basketball games will be broadcast on FM in addition to its longtime home at KERN AM 1180. American General Media this week launched its new FM station at 96.1 on the dial. That station, along with AM 1180, will carry CSUB's games, starting this Thursday when the Roadrunners travel to Logan,...

  1. CSUB offers soccer camps

    Two upcoming soccer camps for girls in grades 8-12 will be sponsored by Cal State Bakersfield and held at the university's soccer facility. The Roadrunner Elite Camp will be held Sunday, Feb. 1, and Sunday, March 29, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. each day. The cost will be $110 per participant and is limited to the first 30 to...

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    Utah State holds on to beat CSUB 57-56

    LOGAN, Utah -- David Collette scored 18 points and Utah State held on to beat Cal State Bakersfield 57-56 in the World Vision Classic on Thursday night. Chris Smith added 15 points and Jalen Moore 12 for the Aggies (5-4). Sean Harris made a free throw with six seconds left, which offset a 3 at the buzzer by Tyrell...

  3. CSUB basketball: Rough start to season for WAC teams

    Cal State Bakersfield begins a three-game tournament at Utah State on Thursday. At 1-8, the Roadrunners need a win in one of those games to avoid the worst start of a season in the program's history. But no one in the Western Athletic Conference has gotten off to a very good start this season. Through Wednesday Dec....

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  1. BC women top Santa Ana, improve to 9-0

    The Bakersfield Californian The Bakersfield College women's basketball team kept its undefeated record intact with an 80-74 victory over Santa Ana College on Thursday night at the Gil Bishop Sports Center and set a program standard by starting a season 9-0 for the first time in its 36-year history. Five players scored...

  2. BC off to best start in Dahl's 20-year tenure

    At 8-0, the Bakersfield College Women's Basketball team is off to its hottest start in more than a decade. A week and a half ago, Stockdale product Nakia Page won tournament MVP honors as the Renegades toppled Santa Ana in the championship game of the Santa Ana Tournament, 76-66, to make it eight wins in a row. Santa...

  3. BC defeats Gavilan to finish third at Skyline Tournament

    SAN BRUNO — Isiaah Bryant had 14 points and Deandre Dickson added 13 to lead the Bakersfield College men's basketball team to a 67-52 victory over Gavilan College in the third-place game of the Skyline Tournament. Jameik Riviere was named to the All -Tournament team. The Renegades (7-3) led 38-21 at the half. The...

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    Elias Hall announces Class of '15

    David Carr and Rashaan Shehee played football before crowds of 70,000 or more. Charles "Lane" Howell has been described as a local amateur golf legend. And Dr. Michael Tivnon has spent a career getting injured athletes healthy enough to resume their careers. Those four will be the Class of 2015 for the Bob Elias...

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    BC's Murphy brings 21-0 mark into State JC Wrestling Championships

    BY jeff evans The Bakersfield Californian jevans@bakersfield.com All of the state's 197-pound community college wrestlers know about Jack Murphy. A sophomore at Bakersfield College, Murphy enters state championships this weekend undefeated. He hasn't given up an offensive point this season. "In a match, I'm in...

  3. BC's Murphy wins SoCal championship, 'Gades send five others to state

    Jack Murphy won the 197 pound Southern California Regional Championship title with a triple overtime victory over Cerritos' Jeremiah Gerl Saturday. Murphy remains undefeated at 197 pounds this season and has yet to give up an offensive point, but the tournament showed that the rest of the conference has been doing...

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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 eye Salinas, safe at home for now

    Bakersfield has had a minor-league baseball team for 73 years. For at least 29 of those years, team officials have wanted to play in a new stadium. That desire hasn't changed under the frustrated current ownership. The Blaze will likely be in Bakersfield one more season and probably two, but it's not because hope is...

  3. Blaze likely to remain in Bakersfield through 2016

    The Bakersfield Blaze's plans to move to Salinas have hit a roadblock, and that means the team likely will stay at Sam Lynn Ballpark for at least two more seasons. Blaze owner D.G. Elmore, who lives in Indiana, said Monday that negotiations had fallen apart with Hayward Lumber, the company that owns the Salinas land on...

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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....

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School House Zach Condors Talk

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    The authority on California state high school wrestling rankings, The California Wrestler, released its 2014-15 preseason rankings last week, with ten...

  2. Ridgeview_DinubaFB16.JPG Ridgeview vs. Redlands East Valley LIVE BLOG

    We're live in Redlands for the CIF Division II Southern Cal regional championship. Follow along with the Storify we've created for tonight's game. [View the...

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    If you're not into Ridgeview's big football game Saturday, or if you just don't want to make the three-hour trip to Redlands (Trevor, Louis and I are taking...

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  1. Pacific Division is tightest battle in ECHL

    It was just a month ago that some Condors fans were giddy with delight on social media sites at the “demise” of the Alaska Aces, who got off to the worst start...

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    The leading ECHL rookie scorer is now in the American Hockey League. Rookie forward Josh Winquist, who amassed 22 points (5 goals, 17 assists) in 18 games...

  3. Condors get a player back, lose two to injuries

    First the good news. Winger Jonathan Lessard, who has not played since being injured during the Oct. 26 game against Ontario (in a collision with his own...

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