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  1. OUTLAWS: Check out the 1978 souvenir team program
  2. OUTLAWS: Check out the 1978 souvenir team program
  3. OUTLAWS: Check out the 1978 souvenir team program
  4. OUTLAWS: Check out the 1978 souvenir team program
  5. OUTLAWS: Check out the 1978 souvenir team program
  6. OUTLAWS: Tulacz and the bus, all part of the fun
  7. OUTLAWS: A look back at the hijinks that made Bakersfield's 1978 team
  8. OUTLAWS: A look back at the hijinks that made Bakersfield's 1978 team
  9. OUTLAWS: A look back at the hijinks that made Bakersfield's 1978 team
  10. OUTLAWS: A look back at the hijinks that made Bakersfield's 1978 team
  11. OUTLAWS: A look back at the hijinks that made Bakersfield's 1978 team
  12. ECHL PLAYOFFS: Burgdoerfer back in fold with Condors
  13. ECHL PLAYOFFS: Burgdoerfer back in fold with Condors
  14. ECHL PLAYOFFS: Burgdoerfer back in fold with Condors
  15. ECHL PLAYOFFS: Burgdoerfer back in fold with Condors

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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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    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...

  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....

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    Heckman gets elusive win at Speedway

    After finishing in second place three times during the first four races of the year, Kyle Heckman was more relieved than excited to finally win an IMCA Modified feature race. Heckman passed Rodger Holder with four laps remaining to win an exciting 25-lap IMCA main event Saturday night at Bakersfield Speedway. "It's...

  2. Mayhew cruises in depleted Pro Late Model feature race at KCRP

    Just eight cars showed up for the first Pro Late Model race at Kern County Raceway Park on Saturday night. Half of them were still running 10 laps into a 50-lap feature. That made it easy pickings for veteran driver David Mayhew of Bakersfield. Mayhew started seventh, had the lead on the third lap, and sailed to...

  3. 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. 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...

  1. April 14 high school roundup

    Baseball Las Vegas Spring Bash Centennial 5, Nevada-Desert Oasis 4 At Durango High; W: Mitchell. Sv: Hansen (3). 2B: CHS (Hansen, Hallum, Lewis, Eucce_. W-L: CHS (11-9). Notes: CHS (Colby Freeman 2-3, 2RBI; Luke Lewis 2-3; Justin Kom 2-3; Richard Mitchell 5IP, 2ER, 7K, 1BB). Nevada-Arbor View 2, Centennial 1 At...

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    Area's best set for Valley All-Star basketball game

    Several of the top high school basketball players in Kern County will showcase their skills in the Valley High School All-Star game Saturday at Stockdale High. Boys and girls all-star teams from Kern County will play against all-star teams from players from the Antelope Valley. A junior high boys all-star game will...

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    BVARSITY ALL-AREA: Wrestling coaches of the year, Andy Varner and Anthony Box

    Success is nothing new for the Bakersfield High wrestling team. For more than a decade, the Drillers have consistently been one of top teams in the state. That was the case again this year despite the fact that BHS had to rely on freshmen and sophomores in several weight classes. Under the tutelage of BVarsity...

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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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    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...

  3. 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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    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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    April 18 fish report

    Kern County, southern San Joaquin Valley LAKE ISABELLA: Crappie Mania is still in full swing, but wind has been a problem in recent days. The bite is still very good with shore and boat anglers in the South Fork Arm getting 25-fish limits of slabs from one pound to 2-8 pretty. The best action is still on small...

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    BMX: Ayden Daniels Turns Expert

    Ayden Daniels 8, gets his 25th win at Great Northwest Nationals in Redmond, Oregon, moving him from Intermediate to Expert. Daniels got the holeshot out of the gate, pulling ahead of the other 8 Intermediates taking first place. Daniels not only got first place on class but also on his cruiser. Welcome Daniels to the...

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  1. 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....

  2. 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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    Condors drop season finale to Wranglers

    In reality, there wasn't much at stake Sunday afternoon at Rabobank Arena. A win over Las Vegas would have given the Condors the fifth seed heading into the ECHL Western Conference playoffs, a loss meant a sixth seed. Playing their third game in as many days, the Condors didn't put up much of a fight as the Las...

  3. Condors win sixth straight, beat Reign

    ONTARIO -- The Condors beat Ontario 3-1 on Friday night for their sixth straight win but who they face in the first round of the Kelly Cup playoffs which begin next week is undecided. If the Condors beat Las Vegas this afternoon at Rabobank Arena, they will be the fifth seed start playoff action in Boise, Idaho next...

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  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. 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...

  3. 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,...

  1. 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...

  2. 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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    Bats stall for CSUB in 9-1 loss to Cal Poly

    Cal State Bakersfield was coming off its first three-game weekend series sweep in two months when it took the field Tuesday night. But there's no comparison between weekend foe Chicago State and third-ranked Cal Poly, which traveled to Hardt Field on Tuesday. Cal Poly freshman pitcher Justin Calomenti shut down the...

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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. 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,...

  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...

  1. 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...

  2. Local report: Blaze rolls past Stockton, 8-3; improves to League-best 11-3

    STOCKTON -- Blaze right-hander Ben Lively pitched six shutout innings and Bakersfield broke the game open with a four-run eighth to beat Stockton 8-3 Wednesday night. At 11-3, the Blaze has the best record in the California League and Wednesday's win ensured that Bakersfield will win its fourth straight series to...

  3. Local report: BC baseball falls to College of the Sequoias

    An early six-run lead gave College of the Sequoias the edge Tuesday night as the Giants beat Bakersfield College 6-3 in baseball. The loss halted a 4-game winning streak for the Renegades (12-19, 8-10 WSC) and put them in fifth place in Western State Conference standings. J.J. Santa Cruz pitched two shutout innings...

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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....

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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...

  1. 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...

  3. San Jose powers past Blaze, 9-2

    Elliott Blair hit two homer, including one with a man aboard in a 4-run seventh to lead the San Jose Giants to a 9-2 victory over the Bakersfield Blaze in Thursday night's California League game at Sam Lynn Ballpark. Mac Williamson followed Blair's homer with a solo blast for the Giants (7-8). San Jose pounded out 16...

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School House Zach Condors Talk

  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. bvarsity.jpg BVarsity Live Weekly, April 10 — All-Area POYs, Celeste West, Braxton Huggins

    In case you missed it, the BVarsity Athletes of the Year in the five winter sports were unveiled on BVarsity Live Weekly yesterday. Here they are: Boys...

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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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