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  1. Softball: Bakersfield Babes 2020 12U
  2. BVARSITY FOOTBALL TOP 25: Friday full of upsets shakes up rankings
  3. BVARSITY FOOTBALL TOP 25: Friday full of upsets shakes up rankings
  4. BVARSITY FOOTBALL TOP 25: Friday full of upsets shakes up rankings
  5. BVARSITY FOOTBALL TOP 25: Friday full of upsets shakes up rankings
  6. BVARSITY FOOTBALL TOP 25: Friday full of upsets shakes up rankings
  7. Sept. 30 community sports accomplishments
  8. Sept. 30 community sports accomplishments
  9. Sept. 30 community sports accomplishments
  10. Sept. 30 community sports accomplishments
  11. Sept. 30 community sports accomplishments
  12. BVARSITY VOLLEYBALL TOP 25: Intriguing matches coming up this week
  13. BVARSITY VOLLEYBALL TOP 25: Intriguing matches coming up this week
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    Sept. 30 community sports accomplishments

    Community Sports leagues and teams: Share your news, scores, standings, highlights and photos in this space each Tuesday. You can enter your information by creating a free account at: bakersfieldcalifornian.com/sports/community and clicking on the green "submit news" tab. We do not accept announcements for personal...

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    BVARSITY FOOTBALL TOP 25: Friday full of upsets shakes up rankings

    A week full of upsets in the Central Section shook up the rankings considerably, though most top teams survived. Top-ranked Fresno-Edison had a bye, and top-five teams Bakersfield and Ridgeview shook off slow starts to rout L.A.-Salesian and Stockdale, respectively. After that, it was chaos: No. 3 Clovis North, No. 5...

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    Struggling Raiders fire coach Allen

    ALAMEDA -- The Oakland Raiders fired coach Dennis Allen on Monday night four games into his third season. The decision was announced soon after the Raiders (0-4) returned from London, where they lost their 10th straight game dating to last season, 34-14 to the Miami Dolphins on Sunday. The firing was first reported...

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    BVARSITY VOLLEYBALL TOP 25: Intriguing matches coming up this week

    The non-league portion of the season is nearing completion this week as most leagues in the Central Section are already under way or beginning next week. But there are still intriguing matchups this week, in and out of league.  With all six members of the Tri-River Athletic Conference in the top-25, including four in...

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    AL WILD CARD: A's Lester, Royals' Shields in AL wild-card focus

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Kansas City Royals made one of the boldest trades in franchise history two years ago. The Oakland Athletics made a similarly aggressive move just a couple of months ago. The results of both will be in the starting spotlight Tuesday night. For the Royals, it's "Big Game James" -- James...

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    NL WILD CARD: Giants have ample experience facing elimination

    SAN FRANCISCO -- The San Francisco Giants have proven themselves to be elimination experts. Just rewind two Octobers ago, when the Giants overcame six elimination games on the way to their second World Series championship in three years. No doubt this year will be different. San Francisco must win Wednesday at...

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    BVARSITY FOOTBALL TOP 25: Friday full of upsets shakes up rankings

    A week full of upsets in the Central Section shook up the rankings considerably, though most top teams survived. Top-ranked Fresno-Edison had a bye, and top-five teams Bakersfield and Ridgeview shook off slow starts to rout L.A.-Salesian and Stockdale, respectively. After that, it was chaos: No. 3 Clovis North, No. 5...

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    BVARSITY VOLLEYBALL TOP 25: Intriguing matches coming up this week

    The non-league portion of the season is nearing completion this week as most leagues in the Central Section are already under way or beginning next week. But there are still intriguing matchups this week, in and out of league.  With all six members of the Tri-River Athletic Conference in the top-25, including four in...

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    Smith, Sharp injury update

    Matt Smith and Isaiah Sharp are two of the best running backs in the Central Section, and both are likely to miss this Friday's games. Sharp, the lead running back at Frontier, left the game with a lower ankle sprain in the Titans 16-7 win over West. Sharp was injured on the first offensive series for Frontier after...

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    Sept. 27 high school roundup

    Girls tennis Arvin Cup Challenge Division I At Bakersfield Christian Team scores: Independence 5, Bakersfield Christian B 1; Centennial 4, Golden Valley 2; Independence 6, South 0; Bakersfield Christian B 3, Golden Valley 3 (BCHS wins in sets, 7-6); South 5, Centennial 1. Final standings: 1. Independence 4-0; 2...

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    Crop circles at Ridgeview?

    Late last night, we here at BVarsity were looking at game footage and I couldn't help but notice that there were some peculiar markings on the field at Ridgeview. I assume that this is nothing more than a high-and-tight mowing mistake, but come on, this, and add in the lighting failure last night ... call Scully, this...

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    Sept. 26 high school roundup

    Girls tennis North 7, South 2 At SHS SINGLES : J.Henry, N, d. Quintero, 6-4, 6-2; Moto, S, d. Sons, 6-0, 6-0; Robles, S, d. Everett, 2-6, 6-1, 11-9; Manda, N, d. Chamberlin, 6-4, 7-5; Heineman, N, d. Torres, 6-1, 6-4; Shadden, N, d. Ford, 6-0, 6-0. DOUBLES : J.Henry-Everett, N, d. Moto-Robles, 7-4; Sons-S.Henry,...

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    Sept. 26 fish report

    Kern County, southern San Joaquin Valley LAKE ISABELLA: Light fishing pressure, but the catfish bite continues to provide good action. The fish remain in 15-feet of water or more and the bite is best on garlic shrimp, chicken liver, shad, nightcrawlers and Secret 7 catfish bait. Most of the fish are still nice two to...

  2. The Bakersfield Babes 2020 12U fastpitch softball team

    Softball: Bakersfield Babes 2020 12U

    The Bakersfield Babes 2020 12U fastpitch softball team took home first place in the 12u division at the NSA Tulare Fall Showdown Tournament held September 27-28 in Tulare, Ca. Contact info Jake Hall jhall2004@bak.rr.com (661) 319-1929

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    Sept. 30 community sports accomplishments

    Community Sports leagues and teams: Share your news, scores, standings, highlights and photos in this space each Tuesday. You can enter your information by creating a free account at: bakersfieldcalifornian.com/sports/community and clicking on the green "submit news" tab. We do not accept announcements for personal...

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    Gymnastics: American rocks in Laguna

    American had a great competition in Laguna Hills competing in their second competition of the season. Here are our podium place finishers. Level 3: Macie Lum, 1st place beam- 9.35, 2nd place all-around- 37.25, Presley Navejas, 1st place vault-9.6, 3rd place bars- 9.35, 3rd place all-around 37.15, Claire Banducci,1st...

  2. St. John's Girls take first place

    Volleyball: St. John's Girls Take First Place

    The St. John’s Girls Volleyball team took First Place in the Norris Volleyball Tournament 8th grade division on Saturday, September 27 at Norris Middle school. Great games all day. Contact info Dan Spiva dspiva@sjlchurch.org 661-664-8090

  3. Aronson Captures California State Championship

    BMX: Aronson Captures California State Championship

    Local seven year-old Ethan Aronson has been working very hard this year to become the best that he can be in BMX Racing. He has triumphed in 14 different races this year, four of which were qualifiers for the California State Finals, which take the accumulated scores of the contestants for the year and add them to the...

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    Condors re-sign Bennett and add four forwards

    The Condors announced the signing of five players on Wednesday, including Spencer Bennett, who played 37 games for the Condors last season. All five players are forwards and bring the team's training-camp roster to 18 players. About a half-dozen other players, including two goaltenders, are expected to be assigned...

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    Forward Verreault returns to Condors

    He's had a taste of pro hockey in four cities over his first two years as a pro, but apparently Bakersfield left a lasting impressing on forward Francis Verreault. Verreault, who had 28 points in 26 games with the Condors in 2012-13, was one of three player signings announced by the Condors on Tuesday. The others...

  3. Condors to host 'Puffy Shirt' night

    The front office of the Bakersfield Condors is at it again. Renowned for zany promotions and unique speciality jerseys, the organization announced Tuesday that the team will wear "Puffy Shirt" jerseys on Nov. 16 in honor of the 25th anniversary of the first Seinfeld episode. "Puffy Shirt"was the second episode of the...

  1. Condors sign 3 forwards

    The Condors announced the signing of three new players -- Jordan Kremyr, Josh Currie and Sean Little -- on Tuesday. All three are forwards. Kremyr (6-foot, 180 pounds) played the past three seasons with the Alaska Aces, earning a call- up to the American Hockey League last season, when he played 16 games with the...

  2. Condors hire son of Ducks coach as assistant

    The Bakersfield announced on Wednesday that Ben Boudreau has been named assistant coach. Boudreau, the son of Anaheim Ducks head coach, Bruce, played parts of four seasons in the ECHL, International Hockey League (IHL), Central Hockey League (CHL), and in France from 2008-13. He spent the last two years as an...

  3. Condors bringing back trio of D-men

    The Bakersfield Condors are bringing back a trio of defensemen from last season. The team announced the signing of George Hughes, Joe Marciano and Collin Joe on Wednesday. Hughes and Marciano are second-year pros while Joe, who joined the team late last season, is a rookie. Hughes (6-foot-2, 180 pounds) had 22 points...

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    CSUB suspends search for new athletic director until spring

    Cal State Bakersfield will suspend its search for a new athletic director until the spring, the university announced in a news release Monday evening. Two finalists -- Bill Lansden from Alabama-Birmingham and David Harris from Iowa State -- visited in the last few weeks, meeting with community members and...

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    CSUB pulls away in 2nd half in men's soccer

    Unable to convert numerous scoring opportunities, the Cal State Bakersfield men's soccer team made some strategic adjustments at halftime of its match against Sacramento State. But according to Roadrunners coach Richie Grant it was more of a change in mentality than tactics that caused his team to break open the...

  3. Local report: Former CSUB wrestler set for MMA fight

    Former Cal State Bakersfield wrestler Brandon Halsey, now a mixed martial arts fighter, will face Alexander Shlemenko for the Bellator middleweight championship tonight at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix. Halsey, who fights out of Huntington Beach, was a two-time NCAA Championships qualifier at CSUB after winning...

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    CSUB athletic director hopeful says he'd be visible leader

    Bill Lansden promises to be out and about throughout the Bakersfield and Kern County areas if he lands the athletic director's job at Cal State Bakersfield. "I'm an extrovert, and I get my energy on being out and meeting people," Lansden said Tuesday during a meeting with CSUB boosters. Lansden, 51, has been the...

  2. CSUB notebook: Newest basketball assistant's duties go beyond the court

    As the newest member of Cal State Bakersfield's men's basketball coaching staff, J.D. Pollock said he will be doing a lot of "behind the scenes" things. Pollock is CSUB's director of basketball operations. He oversees logistics and tasks such as team travel, out of town accommodations and planning team meals while also...

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    Local report: CSUB's Youngblood named WAC player of week

    Cal State Bakersfield senior outside hitter Danika Youngblood has been named Western Athletic Conference volleyball player of the week. Youngblood, from Salt Lake City, Utah, had 19 kills and 10 digs in a four-set loss to Long Beach State on Friday, then had a career-high 22 kiills and 10 digs Saturday morning vs....

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    Johnson grateful for second chance

    Marquise Johnson is grateful for the second chance he's getting at Bakersfield College this season. A 6-foot-1, 185-pound sophomore wide receiver from Channel View High School in Houston, Johnson had a dominant season in 2012 that helped the Renegades win the state championship. He caught 27 passes with 10...

  2. LOCAL REPORT: LB St. spoils home opener for CSUB

    Bre Mackie posted 17 kills and Alex Reid had 13 kills and 13 digs to help Long Beach State spoil Cal State Bakersfield's home volleyball opener Friday with a 25-19, 25-22, 11-25, 25-10 win in the Roadrunner Classic at the Icardo Center. CSUB (3-8) went on a 10-1 run without committing a hitting error on its way to...

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    BC's Brown has uncanny timing

    Garrett Brown isn't the biggest or most physical defensive player at Bakersfield College. But he may be the steadiest. Brown, a sophomore outside linebacker, has earned a reputation among BC's players and coaches as being in the right spot at the right time, and he's rarely off the field. And with a defensive unit...

  1. BC's early lead blows away in loss to Allan Hancock

    SANTA MARIA -- Bakersfield College didn't have as many missed tackles Saturday afternoon against Allan Hancock as it did a week earlier vs. Long Beach. But when they occurred, they were devastating. Hancock converted missed tackles into crucial first downs that kept two scoring drives alive, and the Bulldogs rallied...

  2. Renegade Report Review: Defensive miscues proved costly for BC

    Bakersfield College's 31-19 loss Saturday to undefeated Long Beach City College included numerous missed tackles and other mistakes on defense that fueled the coaching staff's frustrations. "We're stopping our feet and grabbing," Chudy said on Thursday's Renegade Report webcast, adding that proper tackling technique...

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    Turnovers hurt BC football in loss to Long Beach City

    Bakersfield College coaches preach one thing above everything else: Take care of the football. Two crucial fumbles helped Long Beach City College survived BC threats as the Vikings improved to 3-0 with a 31-19 win over the Renegades Saturday night in Memorial Stadium. BC (1-2) 9-7 with a first down on the Long Beach...

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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 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....

  2. Blaze future in question

    The winds of change are coming, and again they're threatening to blow the Bakersfield Blaze right out of town. Blaze owner D.G. Elmore said Thursday he will present a plan next week to relocate the California League team to Salinas in time for the 2016 season. A team affiliated with one of three MLB teams -- the Texas...

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    Salinas has eyes on Bakersfield's Blaze; Reds leave as affiliate

    The city of Salinas has announced that Blaze owner D.G. Elmore, who lives in Bloomington, Ind., will present a plan to relocate the team to a new stadium in Salinas in time for the 2016 season. Elmore is studying preliminary plans to build a privately financed stadium in Salinas. "We are excited by the potential of...

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School House Zach Condors Talk

  1. RidgeviewVsFrontier_13.JPG Smith, Sharp injury update

    Matt Smith and Isaiah Sharp are two of the best running backs in the Central Section, and both are likely to miss this Friday's games. Sharp, the lead running...

  2. Screen Shot 2014-09-27 at 1.10.26 AM (1).png Crop circles at Ridgeview?

    Late last night, we here at BVarsity were looking at game footage and I couldn't help but notice that there were some peculiar markings on the field at...

  3. BCHSatMissionOak_44.JPG Week 4 scores (UPDATED)

    There are a couple of themes as Kern County high school football hits the one-third pole. One is the start of league play — at least in the South Sequoia...

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  1. Stockton Thunder for sale and other notes

    Bakersfield’s Highway 99 rival, the Stockton Thunder, are for sale. Thunder owner Brad Rowbotham told the Stockton Record on Monday that due to business...

  2. Ice at Rabobank Arena Ice taking shape at Rabobank

    Players are starting to flter into town and ice-making continues at Rabobank Arena as the Condors get set to open training camp on Friday. The ice is taking...

  3. Condors coach in OKC as Barons open training camp

    Take a good gander at this roster as it's a good bet at least six of these guys will be wearing Condors jeserys this season. The Olahoma City Barons opened...

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