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  1. High expectations for BCHS this year
  2. High expectations for BCHS this year
  3. STEVE MERLO: Local angler wins kitty by catching 40-pound 'cat'
  4. Aug. 1 fish report
  5. Aug. 1 fish report
  6. Local Swimmers Compete at USA Nationals
  7. Soccer: Bakersfield Organized Soccer League
  8. Baseball: B-Town Sliders Black
  9. Equestrian: Alexa Rogers
  10. Equestrian: Drew Rogers
  11. Soccer: South Valley Thunder G97
  12. Baseball: Jacen Roberson
  13. Baseball: Jacen Roberson
  14. Baseball: Taft Longhorns Tryouts
  15. Condors introduce new coach Houle

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    High expectations for BCHS this year

    Bakersfield Christian isn't shy about the lofty expectations coming off arguably the greatest season in school history. As the Eagles wind down the first week of fall practice leading into their season opener at Templeton on Aug. 29, the talk is already on mid-December. "I'm thinking state. The whole team is 'it's...

  2. Local swimmer Moseley 2nd at junior nationals

    Stanzi Moseley, a home-schooled high school junior from Bakersfield, placed second in the women's 100-meter freestyle at the Speedo Junior National Swimming Championships in Irvine on Thursday. Moseley's time, 55.04, was one-hundredth of a second slower than her qualifying time from Thursday morning. That 55.03 makes...

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    STEVE MERLO: Local angler wins kitty by catching 40-pound 'cat'

    Each year, Bob's Bait Bucket, a local tackle shop, offers anglers a chance to win a few bucks by catching a good-sized fish. Each month during the summer, the shop holds a different derby: June is striped bass month; July is for catfish and August for carp. By simply signing up at the store before you fish and adding...

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    Aug. 1 fish report

    Kern County, southern San Joaquin Valley CARP DERBY: Bob's Bait Bucket's annual month-long August carp derby starts today. The entry fee is $1 per angler and you must register before you weigh in a fish. Only fresh fish can be weighed in and no weighing in of fish the same day as entering derby. Information: (661)...

  2. Shipley, Rawhide stifle Blaze

    Braden Shipley (2-4) allowed only one earned run in seven innings, struck out nine and walked only one to lead the Visalia Rawhide past the Bakersfield Blaze 8-2 Wednesday at Sam Lynn Ballpark. The teams were tied at 1 through six innings before Visalia struck for three runs in the seventh and three more in the eighth....

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    Condors introduce new coach Houle

    It didn't take long for new Condors coach JF Houle to gain favor with some ardent fans during a meet-and-greet Wednesday at Rabobank Arena. When asked by a fan if he could give any information about players who are coming to Bakersfield, he said not just yet. Then he continued. "We will have Gabriel Verpaelst who is...

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  1. Local swimmer Moseley 2nd at junior nationals

    Stanzi Moseley, a home-schooled high school junior from Bakersfield, placed second in the women's 100-meter freestyle at the Speedo Junior National Swimming Championships in Irvine on Thursday. Moseley's time, 55.04, was one-hundredth of a second slower than her qualifying time from Thursday morning. That 55.03 makes...

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    High expectations for BCHS this year

    Bakersfield Christian isn't shy about the lofty expectations coming off arguably the greatest season in school history. As the Eagles wind down the first week of fall practice leading into their season opener at Templeton on Aug. 29, the talk is already on mid-December. "I'm thinking state. The whole team is 'it's...

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    Defending champion Drillers looking ahead to 2014

    The Bakersfield High coaching staff and players mentally put the 2013 CIF State Bowl championship behind them on Jan. 1 to gear up for this fall. However, friends, family and fans haven't. The reminders are everywhere. So even while they look forward to the Aug. 29 season-opening juggernaut game against Westlake...

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    Early look at Centennial football

    This time last summer, Kevin Sneed wasn’t feeling well. Lethargic and not with the same pep in his step that he’s used heading into the football campaign, he soon was given news no one wants to hear - he had throat cancer. Now, with a clean bill of health and a neck surgery in the rearview mirror, the cancer is in...

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    State places restrictions on full-contact prep football practices

    SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown announced Monday that he has signed a bill limiting full-contact football practices at middle and high schools in response to concerns about concussions, even as many teams already comply with the rules. Brown approved the bill, AB 2127, with the support of medical groups and the...

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    Centennial, BC alum wins spot at US Amateur in playoff

    There was a little bit of everything at the US Amateur Qualifier at Seven Oaks Country Club on Monday: A (relatively) cool morning and a warm afternoon, drama and suspense, heartbreak and elation, satisfaction and anguish. In the end, two players came out on top of the 50-plus man field after 36 grueling holes of...

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    STEVE MERLO: Local angler wins kitty by catching 40-pound 'cat'

    Each year, Bob's Bait Bucket, a local tackle shop, offers anglers a chance to win a few bucks by catching a good-sized fish. Each month during the summer, the shop holds a different derby: June is striped bass month; July is for catfish and August for carp. By simply signing up at the store before you fish and adding...

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    Aug. 1 fish report

    Kern County, southern San Joaquin Valley CARP DERBY: Bob's Bait Bucket's annual month-long August carp derby starts today. The entry fee is $1 per angler and you must register before you weigh in a fish. Only fresh fish can be weighed in and no weighing in of fish the same day as entering derby. Information: (661)...

  3. Baseball: Bakersfield Mavericks 10U Baseball

    The Bakersfield Mavericks 10U baseball team will be holding tryouts over the next few weeks. We are seeking experienced players who will be no older then 10 on April 30. We are looking to add at least one player, and possibly two, for the upcoming Southwest Fall Ball season which starts September 7th. For more...

  1. Softballt: Bakersfield Venom Softball 14U Tryouts

    Bakersfield Venom 14U is holding open tryouts for all positions for the 2014-15 season. We are looking for committed travel ball players. Please contact Ray Macedo @ 661-303-5934 Contact info Ray Macedo Bakersfieldvenom@yahoo.com 661-303-5934

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    Local Swimmers Compete at USA Nationals

    Roadrunner Aquatics will have three local swimmers competing in the USA Swimming Junior Nationals and Nationals in Irvine, CA over the next twelve days. Stanzi Moseley, Jorie Caneta, and Brock Bonetti will be competing against the fastest swimmers in the nation. All three are in the top 8 of their best event. Jorie...

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    Soccer: Bakersfield Organized Soccer League

    The Bakersfield Organized Soccer League is now accepting registrations for new players high school age and older. We offer coed and women's divisions. Registration fees are $40 per player or $600 per team (21 player roster including manager). Games are held at the Kern County Soccer Park on Sundays. You may register...

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    Condors introduce new coach Houle

    It didn't take long for new Condors coach JF Houle to gain favor with some ardent fans during a meet-and-greet Wednesday at Rabobank Arena. When asked by a fan if he could give any information about players who are coming to Bakersfield, he said not just yet. Then he continued. "We will have Gabriel Verpaelst who is...

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    Condors to introduce coach today

    The Bakersfield Condors will introduce new head coach J.F. Houle to the public today at 1 p.m. in the Tap Room inside Rabobanbk Arena. Also on hand will be Edmonton Oilers manager of player personnel Kelly Buchberger, Condors president Matthew Riley, and other staff. Houle was hired to replace Troy Mann, who took a...

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    New coach hired for Condors

    He won't roll into Bakersfield until sometime next week, but on Wednesday the Condors announced that Jean-Francois Houle had been named as the new head coach of the team. The Edmonton Oilers of the National Hockey League purchased the Condors in January from longtime owner Jonathan Fleisig and Condors president...

  1. Condors announce first player signings as Mann departs

    While the search for a new coach is taking place nearly 1,800 miles away in Edmonton, Alberta, the Bakersfield Condors announced their first two signings -- forward Chase Schaber and defenseman Nick Pageau -- during a public sendoff for former coach Troy Mann on Thursday at Rabobank Arena. Schaber and Pageau are among...

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    Condors' fans wish Mann well at sendoff

    Two weeks after being named head coach of the American Hockey League Hershey, Pa. Bears, former Condors coach Troy Mann was back in Bakersfield preparing for his second cross-country move in a year. Mann was an assistant in Hershey for four years before taking the head job in Bakersfield last summer. He led the team...

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    Condors coach Troy Mann takes job with AHL's Hershey Bears

    In retrospect, the Bakersfield Condors should send a thank-you card to the Hershey Bears. A year ago, Hershey was looking for a head coach, but the American Hockey League team passed on Troy Mann, an assistant coach for the team for the previous four years. That opened the door for Mann, who had been there for four...

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    Big task ahead for Siegfried as interim athletic director at CSUB

    Kenneth "Ziggy" Siegfried has had his hands full trying to generate money for Cal State Bakersfield's athletic department since his arrival in Bakersfield 2-1/2 years ago. That's expected. After all, his official title is CSUB's associate athletic director for external affairs, and successful athletic departments'...

  2. COLLEGE NOTES: CSUB hires coach for women's golf

    Meghan Thomason, who has been the girls golf coach at Fresno-San Joaquin Memorial High the past three years, has been hired as Cal State Bakersfield's women's golf coach. Thomason will work with CSUB Director of Golf Greg Osbourne, who continues his role in that job and as the men's head coach. Thomason, a Fresno...

  3. Local report: Former Olympian joins CSUB track as assistant

    Lindsey Anderson, who competed for the United States at the 2008 Bejing Olympics in the women's 3,000-meter steeplechase, has joined the Cal State Bakersfield track coaching staff as a volunteer assistant. Anderson, who recently moved to Bakersfield, will work with men and women athletes, according to Marcia...

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    MICHAEL McCARTHY: Approach dog days of summer same as playoffs

    New Britain , Conn. — Every year once we hit June and July the summertime weather is here and the heat starts to get to guys. We have passed the 100-game mark and are in the final 40 games of the season. For everyone it is a different time of year. Some teams are in the playoff race, while some are just about...

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    College notebook: Tyler Painton signs with A's

    Former Centennial High and Bakersfield College baseball standout Tyler Painton signed a professional contract with the Oakland Athletics as a non-drafted free agent. Painton, a left-handed pitcher, made his professional debut on July 8 for the Athletics' farm team in the Arizona League. He allowed three runs, one hit...

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    MIKE McCARTHY: A friend reaching majors a joy shared by many

    PORTLAND, Maine — Two weeks ago, the Boston Red Sox called up a former teammate Mookie Betts to make his Major League debut. For most of us, it was no surprise, yet there is a moment of excitement when the day finally comes. He is an outstanding ballplayer and an even better man who is well deserving of his...

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  1. New coaches named at Bakersfield College

    Christie Hill and Brett Clark had standout collegiate athletic careers in Bakersfield. Now they'll tackle head coaching jobs at Bakersfield College. Hill and Clark are among several new coaches who have been hired by BC this summer. Hill, a Delano High graduate who spent last season as the pitching coach at Texas-San...

  2. Local report: Morel called up by Pirates from Triple-A

    Former Centennial High baseball standout Brent Morel was called up by the Pittsburgh Pirates Wednesday, replacing outfielder Starling Marte, who was placed on the seven-day concussion disabled list. Morel was batting .246 with three home runs and 37 RBIs for Indianapolis, the Pirates' Triple-A team in the International...

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    College notebook: Tyler Painton signs with A's

    Former Centennial High and Bakersfield College baseball standout Tyler Painton signed a professional contract with the Oakland Athletics as a non-drafted free agent. Painton, a left-handed pitcher, made his professional debut on July 8 for the Athletics' farm team in the Arizona League. He allowed three runs, one hit...

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    Bill Finch, BC's first All-American, dies at 88

    Bill Finch, the first All-American in Bakersfield College history, died June 5 at the age of 88. Finch is survived by his wife of 62 years, Gwendolyn; three adult children: daughter Teddi Loader, son Mike Finch and daughter Terri Crane-Finch; a brother, Jack Finch, and his wife, Bettie; brother-in-law Bill Kilmer and...

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    BC, TBC Media team up on sports, football coverage

    Bakersfield College and TBC Media, representing The Bakersfield Californian and its affiliated publications and digital products, will partner to bring Renegade football games in video to bakersfield.com for the 2014 season. For the first time, all 10 of Bakersfield College's 2014 football games will be live streamed...

  3. Local report: CSUB closes conference season with big win

    SEATTLE -- Austin Davis and Hayden Carter combined to hold Seattle University to just four hits as Cal State Bakersfield rolled to a 10-0 win on Saturday to close out the Western Athletic Conference regular season. The Roadrunners (24-31) are at the WAC baseball tournament beginning Wednesday. CSUB jumped on the...

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  1. Shipley, Rawhide stifle Blaze

    Braden Shipley (2-4) allowed only one earned run in seven innings, struck out nine and walked only one to lead the Visalia Rawhide past the Bakersfield Blaze 8-2 Wednesday at Sam Lynn Ballpark. The teams were tied at 1 through six innings before Visalia struck for three runs in the seventh and three more in the eighth....

  2. Smith's grand slam helps Blaze top Rawhide

    Marquez Smith hit a grand slam, and Mike Dennhardt pitched strongly for seven innings Tuesday to lead the Bakersfield Blaze to a 6-4 win over the Visalia Rawhide in a California League baseball game at Sam Lynn Ballpark. Smith's 21 homers are the fifth most in the Cal League this season. He is the first player in all...

  3. Grand slam helps Rawhide top Blaze

    Rudy Flores hit a first-inning grand slam to help the Visalia Rawhide to an 8-7 victory over the Bakersfield Blaze on Monday in a California League baseball game at Sam Lynn Ball Park. Breland Almadova added three hits and two runs scored for Visalia, which opened a 5-0 lead in the first and padded their lead with a...

  1. 3 Blaze players homer in victory over Storm

    Sean Buckley, Marquez Smith and Harold Riggins hit home runs Sunday to lead the Bakersfield Blaze to a 6-3 victory over the Lake Elsinore Storm in a California League baseball game at The Diamond. Buckley and Smith ripped solo shots in the second inning and Riggins pounded a two-run shot in the ninth inning for the...

  2. Local report: Former Olympian joins CSUB track as assistant

    Lindsey Anderson, who competed for the United States at the 2008 Bejing Olympics in the women's 3,000-meter steeplechase, has joined the Cal State Bakersfield track coaching staff as a volunteer assistant. Anderson, who recently moved to Bakersfield, will work with men and women athletes, according to Marcia...

  3. Smith's 4 hits power Blaze past Storm

    LAKE ELSINORE -- Marquez Smith went 4-for-5 with a solo homer and five RBIs to lead the Bakersfield Blaze to a 9-2 victory Thursday over the Lake Elsinore Storm in a California League baseball game at The Diamond. Winning pitcher Mike Dennhardt (5-6) allowed only two runs in seven innings. He struck out four and walked...

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School House Zach Condors Talk

  1. Centennial_Clovis2.JPG Early look at Centennial football

    This time last summer, Kevin Sneed wasn’t feeling well. Lethargic and not with the same pep in his step that he’s used heading into the football campaign, he...

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    The Californian's summer intern, Cameron Miller (you might remember him as a great cross country runner locally a couple of years ago), was at a fundraiser...

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    Enjoy this list of most popular videos from the 2013-2014 school year. There were some magical moments during the school year, with plenty of drama on the...

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  1. Jean-Francios Houle named new Condors coach

    Jean-Francios Houle has been named head coach of the Bakersfield Condors. Houle becomes the sixth coach in team history and the third in the past four seasons...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

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