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  1. ECHL PLAYOFFS: Burgdoerfer back in fold with Condors
  2. ECHL PLAYOFFS: Burgdoerfer back in fold with Condors
  3. ECHL PLAYOFFS: Burgdoerfer back in fold with Condors
  4. ECHL PLAYOFFS: Burgdoerfer back in fold with Condors
  5. ECHL PLAYOFFS: Condors, Grizzlies similar in practice, play
  6. ECHL PLAYOFFS: Condors, Grizzlies similar in practice, play
  7. ECHL PLAYOFFS: Condors, Grizzlies similar in practice, play
  8. ECHL PLAYOFFS: Condors, Grizzlies similar in practice, play
  9. ECHL PLAYOFFS: Condors, Grizzlies similar in practice, play
  10. April 18 fish report
  11. April 18 fish report
  12. BMX: Ayden Daniels Turns Expert
  13. Longtime official Osthimer dies at 80
  14. Softball: Bakersfield Babes 12U
  15. Ice Hockey: Pee Wee Dragons finish Second at State Championships

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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...

  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. 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...

  2. Steve Merlo: Memories of our first Upper Kern camping trip

    Every kid should have the opportunity to grow up in a small town like I did, but while the hunting and fishing were great in Buttonwillow back then, the little farming community had limitations on what we could catch or kill. For instance, valley quail were everywhere, but none of us had ever chased down their close...

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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...

  1. 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...

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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...

  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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    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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    2013-14 BVarsity All-Area wrestling selections

    Wrestler of the Year Bryce Martin * Bakersfield 170 pounds * senior * 39-2 Martin won his fourth Southwest Yosemite League title and successfully defended his Central Section championship and then reached the state final, where he lost to St. John Bosco's Anthony Valencia, the only opponent to beat him. Martin...

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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...

  3. BMX: Metro BMX Race Results 4/14/2014

    Moto 1(14 Cruiser): 1. Jakob Fritz; 2. Jeff Corley; 3. Chad Look; Moto 2 (6 Novice): 1. Dylan Gillet; 2. Zayne Russell; 3. Jacob Reichenberg; Moto 3 (6 Intermediate): 1. Vince Mitchell; 2. Brandon Walski; 3. Owen Harvey; Moto 4 (7 Novice): 1. Kolten Ferrell; 2. Andrew Tabatt; 3. Caden McCloud; Moto 5 (8 Intermediate):...

  1. Baseball: 8u Club Team Looking for players

    8u club team looking for players to start competing at a high level. If interested contact Mike Hughes at 378-4727 or email at mhughes_67@yahoo.com player can not turn 9 before May 1. Contact info Mike Hughes mhughes_67@yahoo.com 378-4727

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    Longtime official Osthimer dies at 80

    Clint Osthimer said officiating football was his favorite activity in athletics. But that was only part of his sports career. Osthimer, who died Saturday at the age of 80, was also a longtime track and field official and helped develop youth wrestling programs in Kern County. But Osthimer's life was so much more...

  3. ROBERT GAUTNEY: Kilmer ties for 24th at SCGA Mid-Amateur Championships

    Bakersfield had one chance for a top finish in the SCGA Mid-Amateur Championship at Valencia CC this week, and while Ron Kilmer didn’t earn a silver plate (top-5), he didn’t disappoint either. Kilmer finished a respectable T-24 with rounds of 75-80-72 as the Valencia track was playing extremely tough. So tough, 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...

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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...

  1. 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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    Schaber scores in OT, lifts Condors in playoff chase

    Chase Schaber didn't know how little time was left but he had an idea of where the net was. So when he got the puck in the waning seconds of overtime on Friday night, he turned and fired. It went past Stockton goaltender Parker Miner with 5.8 seconds left to lift the Condors over the Thunder 3-2 before 5,132 at...

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    With lots at stake, motivation will not be problem for Condors

    For the past two seasons, the Condors have had nothing to play for heading into the final week of ECHL play. All that awaited the only Western Conference team not making the playoffs was vacations and golf courses. Tonight and this weekend, there is plenty on the line for the Condors, who actually control their own...

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  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...

  1. CSUB hosts ranked Cal Poly

    Fresh off its first three-game series sweep since the start of the season, Cal State Bakersfield plays host to third-ranked Cal Poly at 6 tonight at Hardt Field in a non-conference game. The Mustangs (30-5) are No. 3 in both the Baseball America and Collegiate Baseball polls this week, the highest ranked team the...

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    CSUB baseball completes sweep of Chicago State with 11-0 win

    Cal State Bakersfield gave starter Austin Davis more than enough support in Sunday's Western Athletic Conference baseball game. Davis limited Chicago State to three hits as the Roadrunners cruised to an 11-0, seven-inning victory at Hardt Field. The game was called after seven innings because of the 10-run...

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    MIKE McCARTHY: Love of the game a motivating factor

    PORTLAND, Maine Each of us is motivated in a variety of ways. Love, fear, hunger, thirst, curiosity, reproduction, social pressures are all elements of motivation. So what motivates a hitter to take extra swings in the batting cage? What motivates an outfielder sacrifice all sane thought and dive for a ball into a...

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  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. 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: 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...

  1. 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...

  2. Local report: Blaze falls behind big early, loses to Ports

    The Bakersfield Blaze fell behind big early, and made it interesting late before ultimately having the final out recorded in a rundown, and the Stockton Ports grabbed the opener of a three-game series by the final score of 7-5 at Banner Island Ballpark in Stockton. Facing Ports starter Tim Atherton (W, 1-0) for the...

  3. BC track and field Hall of Fame set to induct 13

    The 32nd annual Bakersfield College Track and Field and Cross County reunion and Hall of Fame induction ceremonies will be held Thursday, April 24, at the BC cafeteria. Thirteen former athletes are slated for induction. They are: -- Cooper Thompson, the 2009 Western State Conference, Southern California and state...

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  1. 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...

  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...

  1. Local report: Blaze falls behind big early, loses to Ports

    The Bakersfield Blaze fell behind big early, and made it interesting late before ultimately having the final out recorded in a rundown, and the Stockton Ports grabbed the opener of a three-game series by the final score of 7-5 at Banner Island Ballpark in Stockton. Facing Ports starter Tim Atherton (W, 1-0) for the...

  2. Blaze breaks out bats against Giants

    SAN JOSE -- The Bakersfield Blaze's Marquez Smith had a big game, batting in three runs, scoring three times on three hits -- including a triple -- in Sunday's 10-4 win over the San Jose Giants. Juan Silva also drove in two runs on three hits. The Blaze jumped on the Giants pitching early, knocking in four runs in the...

  3. Local report: Mejias-Brean drives in 2 for Blaze in win over Giants

    SAN JOSE -- Seth Mejias-Brean batted in two runs Friday and the Bakersfield Blaze stayed tied for the best record in the league with a 5-2 win over the San Jose Giants. The Blaze leads the Cal League's North Division with a 7-2 mark in the early going, tied with Lancaster for the best mark in the league....

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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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