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  1. Has Condors name flown its course?
  2. Centennial alone atop SWYL with win over Liberty
  3. Centennial alone atop SWYL with win over Liberty
  4. Centennial alone atop SWYL with win over Liberty
  5. Centennial alone atop SWYL with win over Liberty
  6. Centennial alone atop SWYL with win over Liberty
  7. Meadows lifts 'Gades in opener
  8. Meadows lifts 'Gades in opener
  9. Meadows lifts 'Gades in opener
  10. Meadows lifts 'Gades in opener
  11. Meadows lifts 'Gades in opener
  12. Drillers, Roadrunners prevail in outdoors wrestling event
  13. Drillers, Roadrunners prevail in outdoors wrestling event
  14. Drillers, Roadrunners prevail in outdoors wrestling event
  15. Drillers, Roadrunners prevail in outdoors wrestling event

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    Griffin powers Clips past Spurs

    SAN ANTONIO -- Forward Blake Griffin scored 31 points as the Los Angeles Clippers defeated the San Antonio Spurs 105-85 on Saturday night at the AT&T Center. Griffin shot 12-of-21 and also tallied 13 rebounds and five assists for the Clippers in their second game in as many nights. Los Angeles guard Chris Paul added...

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    Lakers GM Kupchak says Kobe's worth it

    LOS ANGELES -- Kobe Bryant was all smiles when he talked about his $48.5 million contract extension in November 2013, saying he would "run through a wall" for the Los Angeles Lakers to prove they were right and everybody who doubted them was wrong. But were they right? It's a simple question that goes directly to...

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    NBA roundup: Curry scores 25 as Warriors top Suns, end 2-game skid

    OAKLAND -- Stephen Curry had 25 points and seven assists, and the Golden State Warriors snapped a two-game skid with a 106-87 win over the Phoenix Suns on Saturday night. Klay Thompson scored 22 points, and Harrison Barnes added 13 points and eight rebounds to help the Western Conference-leading Warriors (37-8) shake...

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    College basketball roundup: Duke hands Virginia first loss of season

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Duke trailed Virginia 61-55 with 3:41 to play, but the fourth-ranked Blue Devils went on a furious 14-2 run that propelled Duke to a 69-63 upset win over previously undefeated and second-ranked Virginia on Saturday. Duke guard Quinn Cook hit two late-game 3-pointers, including one with1:19 to...

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    NHL roundup: 2 goals by Marchand lift Bruins over Kings

    BOSTON -- The Boston Bruins were sorry to see January come to an end. The Bruins closed out a stellar run through the month with a 3-1 win over Los Angeles on Saturday, answering a strong push from the Kings in the third period with two late goals to finish off the defending Stanley Cup champions. Chris Kelly broke...

  3. BC women top LA Valley

    The Bakersfield College women's basketball team improved to 16-4 on the season, and 5-3 in the conference with a 73-66 win over LA Valley. Nakia Page led the ’Gades with 16 points and five rebounds. “We played great team ball,” BC coach Paula Dahl said. “We shot 55 percent from 3-point land, and had 19 assists and...

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    Centennial alone atop SWYL with win over Liberty

    A fast and furious start for Liberty didn't bother Centennial coach Hernan Santiago, mostly because of the fast part. When the game stayed that way, the Golden Hawks raced past the Patriots for a 69-63 road victory that gave Centennial control of the Southwest Yosemite League race. "We want to run, and we controlled...

  2. BCHS takes control of SSL with 69-54 win over Chavez

    Thirty years ago, the Houston Rockets used the Twin Towers concept, featuring All-Star centers Hakeem Olajuwon and Ralph Sampson, to reach the NBA finals in 1986. This year, Bakersfield Christian is having similar success in the South Sequoia League with its own dynamic duo of talented big men. Led by 6-foot-5 Dathan...

  3. CIF votes to expand football bowl games

    The CIF approved a measure Friday to expand its football state bowl system to 13 divisions, meaning all 51 section champions from around the state will be invited to play in regional bowl games. The CIF's Federated Council voted 71-64 to approve the measure. The past two seasons, only 18 teams were selected for...

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    Jan. 30 high school roundup

    Boys basketball Arvin 38, Shafter 29 At Arvin ARVIN (8-17, 3-4 SSL): Samuel 3, Bautista 5, Perez 4, Luna 6, Ruiz 5, Jackson 15. SHAFTER (4-15, 2-5): Ortiz 8, C. Bloemhof 1, Torres 2, Cruz 2, Buenrostro 6, Jara 6, N. Bloemhof 4. JV: SHS d. AHS; FS: AHS d. SHS Kennedy 75, Wasco 22 At RFK WASCO (1-17, 0-7 SSL):...

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    TREVOR HORN: Garces girls would have to stay in D-I in state playoffs

    There have been conflicting reports, mainly by me, this week about where exactly the Garces girls basketball team would land should it make the CIF state playoffs. And if I may borrow a phrase from Jack Webb of "Dragnet" fame, the next 475-ish words are "just the facts." Garces is Division I in the Central Section,...

  3. Younger players give Drillers a boost in win over Mustangs

    Bakersfield boys basketball coach Greg Burt may have found his X factor midway through the Southwest Yosemite League schedule. As in sophomore Xavier Esquivel. Esquivel scored nine of his game-high 20 points in overtime as the Drillers beat Stockdale 45-40 on Thursday. "I love the way my kids competed tonight," BHS...

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    Jan. 27 community sports announcements, results, accomplishments

    Announcements Basketball Mamba boys and girls travel teams seeking players, 6th or 7th grade boys with experience, and high school varsity girls, grades 9-11. Contact Paul Chavez (661) 204-7468.   Results BMX Jan. 19 Metro BMX races Moto 1 (13 Cruiser): 1. Seth Owens; 2. Carson Mackinnon; 3. Dylon Owens: Moto 2...

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    BETTE ADDINGTON: Central Valley Masters event starts up 2015 tourney momentum

    Thanks to the directors of the Central Valley Masters for deciding to kick off 2015 with one of their tournaments! Back in early December they set the date, picked the location and started their promoting. They decided to move this event to Visalia this time and try a one-day format. This fifth tournament for the...

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    Jan. 30 fish report

    Kern County, southern San Joaquin Valley LAKE ISABELLA: Continued light fishing pressure, but the winter catfish bite has continued fair. The cats are best on the large live minnows, with far fewer fish this past week on clams or the marshmallow-meal worm combo. The cats are mostly in the 2-8 to four-pound range. A...

  1. Softball: Bakersfield Babes 10u travel softball

    The Bakersfield Babes – 10u girls travel softball team is holding open workouts and looking to add players to their roster. All positions are open and earned. Please contact coach Rene (559) 999-7398 or Coach Joe (661) 427-6066 Private workouts can be arranged. Contact info Rene Ramirez trussmasters@gmail.com...

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    Gymnastics: 2 gymnasts qualify for state handstand championships

    Six year old Troy Holman and nine year old Dillon Nack both qualified to compete in the Southern California State Mr. Handstand Championship. They qualified by winning their divisions at the Northern California second preliminary in Torrance Jan. 24 and 25. They are coached by Sean Farrell and Hayden DaMant at...

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    Cheerleading: American Cheer at GSSA Championships

    American Cheer, Attended The GSSA Championships in Visalia Ca. Taking our full program. All -Star / Prep Teams 11 Total Congratulations American. JADE Jr 3 1ST PlACE & Grand Champs/ Judges Choice GLITTER-TINY 1 -first Competition of The Season 1ST Place THE NEW 'RED MINI 1 -1ST PLACE DIAMONDS Y1-3RD PLACE WHITE...

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    Has Condors name flown its course?

    Are Colonel Claw'd and Baby Cal about to become extinct? Maybe. Bakersfield will become part of a five-team Pacific Division of the American Hockey League next season, and the currently-named Condors are giving fans the opportunity weigh in on what the team should be called next season. Submissions for a "Name the...

  2. Grizzlies add to Condors' misery

    Even the third-largest crowd of the season could not bring the Condors out of their funk. With 6,525 on hand at Rabobank Arena, the Condors looked pretty good after a period as they held a 1-0 lead over Utah. The Grizzlies looked pretty good the rest of the way, rolling to a 6-3 victory. It was Bakersfield's seventh...

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    All systems go for AHL's new Pacific Division

    The adjectives flowed freely in San Jose on Thursday afternoon as it was announced that five National Hockey League teams will be moving their American Hockey League franchises to California for the 2015-16 season. "Monumental," AHL president David Andrews said of a changing hockey landscape that will see...

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    No promise of keeping 'Condors' nickname

    This much is known: Bakersfield will be part of the new five-team Pacific Division of the American Hockey League. The Edmonton Oilers, who purchased the Condors just over a year ago, are moving their Oklahoma City AHL franchise to Bakersfield. The move, which has been reported for weeks, was made official on...

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    AHL to make West division official today in San Jose

    The American Hockey League will make the relocation of five franchises to the West Coast official today at a news conference in San Jose. The changes have been reported in bits and pieces for more than a month, and will be made official at the SAP Center at 12:30 p.m. by AHL commissioner Dave Andrews. Representative...

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    Once again, Condors struggle to score in loss to Reign

    Once again, Condors coach J.F. Houle could find little wrong with the effort his team put forth. But once again, that effort did not result in a win. Ontario scored an empty-net goal with 33 seconds left Tuesday night at Rabobank Arena, icing a 3-1 victory against a Condors team that is struggling to score goals and...

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  1. Roadrunner women slip past Seattle, 69-63

    SEATTLE -- Batabe Zempare keyed a game-changing 15-1 run to lead the Cal State Bakersfield women's basketball team past Seattle, 69-62, on Saturday afternoon. Zempare's three-point play with 7:21 remaining jump-started the run that would take the game from its ninth tie at 53-53, to a 63-54 CSUB advantage with 2:03 to...

  2. Four firsts for CSUB wrestlers

    The Bakersfield Californian SAN FRANCISCO -- Four Cal State Bakersfield wrestlers placed first Saturday at the California Collegiate Open held at San Francisco State. Winning for CSUB were Timmy Box at 141 pounds, Coleman Hammond at 149, Matt Williams at 197 and Alex Encarnarcion-Strand at heavyweight. Box went 4-0 and...

  3. CSUB water polo beats Hartwick

    The Bakersfield Californian RIVERSIDE -- Cal State Bakersfield beat Hartwick College (N.Y.) 8-4 Saturday at the Cal Baptist Tournament. Nicola Barrett had three goals and Kristen Jensen scored two goals for the Roadrunners. Courtney Wahlstrom had five saves and three steals. The Roadrunners faced Pomona Pitzer later...

  1. CSUB men hold on to beat Seattle in OT

    At halftime Saturday, the key for Cal State Bakersfield was getting center Aly Ahmed going and keep the pressure on Seattle senior guard Isiah Umipig. Mission accomplished. The Roadrunners used a 12-0 run late in regulation, then dominated the final 2:40 of overtime to beat Seattle 71-61 at the Icardo Center. The...

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    Drillers, Roadrunners prevail in outdoors wrestling event

    SAN LUIS OBISPO -- It wasn't a day at the beach, exactly, not with hot temperatures, a soft mat and the bright glare of the sun off of the mat making this unlike nearly any other wrestling meet ever contested. But no matter the unique circumstances, it was a sweep for Bakersfield's two most prominent wrestling...

  3. Ex-CSUB player signs pro soccer contract

    Former Cal State Bakersfield soccer standout Jesus (Chuy) Sanchez has signed a professional contract with the Oklahoma City Energy Football Club. Sanchez, a midfielder, played for the USL PDL runner-up Kitsap Pumas in 2014. Sanchez led CSUB in assists his freshman season, was the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation...

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  1. BC dominates AV track meet

    The Bakersfield Californian LANCASTER -- Bakersfield College's women won 12 events and the men won nine Saturday at the Antelope Valley College all-comers track and field meet. Kaira Saunders, Lilana Portillo and Marilyn Quintero were double winners for the women. Saunders won the 100 meters (12.22) and 200 (25.39),...

  2. BC men snap losing streak

    The Bakersfield Californian VALLEY GLEN -- Deandre Dickson had 23 points and Jameik Riviere added 20 to lead Bakersfield College to a 73-55 Western State Conference South Division men's basketball win over L.A. Valley College Saturday afternoon. BC (13-9, 3-4 WSC) snapped a four-game losing streak. Isaiah Rogers added...

  3. Taft tops feather River in 14, falls to Barstow

    Taft College executed a walk-off suicide squeeze play in the 14th to earn a 3-2 victory over Feather River on Saturday in a non-conference baseball game at Taft. The game was the conclusion of a contest that started on Friday but was suspended because of darkness. Michael Dagg's squeeze bunt scored Braxton Argyle...

  1. BC women top LA Valley

    The Bakersfield College women's basketball team improved to 16-4 on the season, and 5-3 in the conference with a 73-66 win over LA Valley. Nakia Page led the ’Gades with 16 points and five rebounds. “We played great team ball,” BC coach Paula Dahl said. “We shot 55 percent from 3-point land, and had 19 assists and...

  2. BC softball sweeps doubleheader

    The Bakersfield College softball team improved to 3-0 with a doubleheader sweep against Cuesta College at the Dean and Adah Gay Softball Complex at BC on Friday. BC won the first game 7-4 behind Trinity Lee's second win in less than 36 hours. She had a complete game victory Thursday in the season opener at Fresno City...

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    Meadows lifts 'Gades in opener

    Kaidan Meadows lined a game-ending single to left-center field Friday night to give Bakersfield College a 2-1 win in 11 innings over El Camino at Gerry Collis Field. El Camino pitcher Sebastian Sanchez retired the first two batters in the 11th. Freshman Hanz Harker blasted a ground rule double that got lost in the...

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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 announces '15 coaching staff

    The Bakersfield Blaze's 2015 coaching staff will have a familiar ring to it. Just not to people in Bakersfield. The Blaze announced Monday that manager Eddie Menchaca, pitching coach Andrew Lorraine and hitting coach Max Venable would head its coaching staff this season, the first for the team under a new...

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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...

  1. 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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School House Zach Condors Talk

  1. HOOPSSIXCC.JPG East and Golden Valley score upsets in SYL boys hoops

    A night of upsets has now turned the South Yosemite League into a four-way tie for first place. Golden Valley, behind a 23 point, seven rebound, 10 assist...

  2. VIDEO: Garces girls beat Liberty 68-28

    Garces moves to 18-1 overall and 3-0 in Southwest Yosemite League play with a 68-28 win over Liberty on Tuesday. CJ West led the Rams with 26 points and 16...

  3. Centennial beats BHS VIDEO: Centennial beats BHS 66-63 in boys hoops

    Behind a game-high 16 points by Jacob Woody, Centennial beat Bakersfield 66-63 to remain undefeated in Southwest Yosemite League play on Monday. Here are the...

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  1. Condors sign vet with some NHL experience

    He’s got skill, size (6-foot-4, 225 pounds) and a healthy dose of grit and most likely a chip on his shoulder. The Condors, in desperate need of a top-6...

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    I tried my best to ignore this nickname, but Condors broadcaster Ryan Holt just won’t let it go. Holty wonders how I could have left out a possible new name...

  3. BIRDSTWOCC.JPG Former Condor involved in nasty pre-game brawl

    Former Bakersfield Condor Joe Rullier was one of several players suspended in a nasty brawl that developed during warm-ups prior to a  North American Hockey...

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