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  1. Fast-starting Hawks thwart Clovis North
  2. Fast-starting Hawks thwart Clovis North
  3. Fast-starting Hawks thwart Clovis North
  4. Fast-starting Hawks thwart Clovis North
  5. South boys soccer rises again, wins second straight section title
  6. South boys soccer rises again, wins second straight section title
  7. South boys soccer rises again, wins second straight section title
  8. South boys soccer rises again, wins second straight section title
  9. South boys soccer rises again, wins second straight section title
  10. BCHS girls soccer comes up short in title game against Strathmore
  11. BCHS girls soccer comes up short in title game against Strathmore
  12. Osbourne resigns as director of golf at CSUB
  13. Osbourne resigns as director of golf at CSUB
  14. Tumbling & Trampoline
  15. Tumbling & Trampoline

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    South boys soccer rises again, wins second straight section title

    Brian Smith loves his players, and those kids love their coach right back. With Smith back on the sideline for just the second time since he took a medical leave of absence in December, the South High boys soccer team beat Porterville-Monache 2-0 at home Friday night for the Central Section Division II championship....

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    Thorn sets track record, wins pole in Winter Showdown

    Derek Thorn made a statement Friday night at Kern County Raceway Park. The defending Spears SRL Southwest Tour champion would like to make an even bigger one tonight in the $25,000-prize Winter Showdown. Thorn qualified No. 1 with a track-record lap of 17.223 seconds around the paved half-mile oval and, with the...

  3. McFarland boys silence Kennedy for Div. V title

    McFarland -- Even though 80 minutes were played in the All-Kern County Central Section Division V championship match between No. 1 McFarland and No. 2 Kennedy, the outcome was decided in the eighth minute. McFarland freshman Irvin Gonzalez netted the first goal and sophomore Manuel Felix added an insurance goal in the...

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    BCHS girls soccer comes up short in title game against Strathmore

    STRATHMORE -- In a match-up of one team with a great defense versus another with a high-scoring offense, something had to give. Unfortunately for the Bakersfield Christian girls soccer team, it was its normally stellar defense that caved. The Eagles allowed a season-high number of goals in losing the Central Section...

  2. CSUB baseball scores upset of No. 9 Arizona State

    PHOENIX — Cal State Bakersfield scored three runs in the top of the ninth inning Friday to beat No. 9-ranked Arizona State 7-4 at the Phoenix Muni Classic. Earlier Friday, the Roadrunners beat Gonzaga 6-4. “Obviously this was a signature win,” CSUB coach Bill Kernen said in a news release. “We are very proud to beat...

  3. Mira Monte's Llanes still in hunt for state title

    Mira Monte senior Angelica Llanes leads a group of four Kern County wrestlers moving on to the second day at the CIF state girls wrestling championships at the Visalia Convention Center. Llanes, a 106-pounder, is the lone local wrestler in the championship bracket and is guaranteed to medal for the fourth time in her...

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    South boys soccer rises again, wins second straight section title

    Brian Smith loves his players, and those kids love their coach right back. With Smith back on the sideline for just the second time since he took a medical leave of absence in December, the South High boys soccer team beat Porterville-Monache 2-0 at home Friday night for the Central Section Division II championship....

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    VIDEO: South boys soccer wins D-II section title

    Jefferson Escobar and Denis Rivas score first half goals to lift South boys soccer to the Central Section Division II championship.  

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    BCHS girls soccer comes up short in title game against Strathmore

    STRATHMORE -- In a match-up of one team with a great defense versus another with a high-scoring offense, something had to give. Unfortunately for the Bakersfield Christian girls soccer team, it was its normally stellar defense that caved. The Eagles allowed a season-high number of goals in losing the Central Section...

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    Fast-starting Hawks thwart Clovis North

    For nine days, Centennial had a choice: Stew over a subpar end to the regular season and a possible seeding snub, or shut out that noise and focus on the playoff games to come. "Every practice, we were fired up," sophomore Alec Check said. "We really focused in on what we needed to do. We were really hyped to play in...

  2. Mira Monte's Llanes still in hunt for state title

    Mira Monte senior Angelica Llanes leads a group of four Kern County wrestlers moving on to the second day at the CIF state girls wrestling championships at the Visalia Convention Center. Llanes, a 106-pounder, is the lone local wrestler in the championship bracket and is guaranteed to medal for the fourth time in her...

  3. McFarland boys silence Kennedy for Div. V title

    McFarland -- Even though 80 minutes were played in the All-Kern County Central Section Division V championship match between No. 1 McFarland and No. 2 Kennedy, the outcome was decided in the eighth minute. McFarland freshman Irvin Gonzalez netted the first goal and sophomore Manuel Felix added an insurance goal in the...

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    Feb. 27 fish report

    Kern County, southern San Joaquin Valley LAKE ISABELLA: Continued light fishing pressure, but the winter catfish bite has continued fair to good, especially of Engineerís Point. The cats are best at night on the large minnows, with far fewer fish this past week on clams or the marshmallow-meal worm combo. The cats...

  2. BETTE ADDINGTON: Special event set for youths interested in trying bowling

    On Saturday (Feb. 28), Regency Lanes will be the place to be for local kids who would like to try the sport of bowling. The Central Valley Masters directors are putting on a Youth Bowling Camp that will start at noon at Regency and the cost is just $6 for three games, with coaches on the lanes to work with participants...

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    Tumbling & Trampoline

    Galaxy’s Coed Tumbling & Trampoline Team kicked off their competition season February 22, 2015 at the 1st Preliminary Meet at Frequent Flyers in Ontario, CA. Galaxy faced some tough competition and performed exceptionally well!  In the boys categories, Aiden DeLeon won 1st Place for both Double Mini Trampoline with a...

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    Tumbling and Trampoline

    February 22nd marked our first competition of the season and American Airborne made their name known. Every single athlete that competed brought home a medal. Tyler Adams recieved a 2nd place on Double Mini, and received 3rd on Tumbling even though it was his first time ever competing in that event. Carter Benton...

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    Firecrackers Softball

    Firecrackers Cen Cal - Unruh 12u is looking to add a couple talented athletes born in 2002/2003 to our roster. We are a competitive team aligned with a very strong organization. All positions are open. We emphasize developing fundamentals and character while competing at a high level.  For more information or to...

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    Feb. 24 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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    Condors team name remains the same

    There was a thunderous ovation on Wednesday night at Rabobank Arena when the announcement was made: the Condors will be soaring next season when Bakersfield becomes part of the American Hockey League. There will be no name change for the team as Bakersfield begins play in a new five-team Pacific Division along with...

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    Condors will soar in the American Hockey League

    There was a thunderous ovation on Wednesday night at a packed Rabobank Arena when the announcement was made: the Condors will be soaring next season when Bakersfield becomes part of the American Hockey League. There will be no name change for the team as Bakersfield begins play in a new five-team Pacific Division...

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    'Runners sitting prettier now than they were a year ago

    The Cal State Bakersfield basketball teams may not be the top-seeded teams in the upcoming Western Athletic Conference Tournament, but they are both currently No. 2. The top seed gets a first-round bye and only needs two wins for a WAC Tournament title and spot in the NCAA Tournament. The other WAC teams must win...

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    Gulls are coming back, but will Condors' name remain?

    The Gulls are back, the Thunder is gone. Will the Condors be part of the American Hockey League next season or will Bakersfield have a new nickname? That will be revealed early during the first intermission of tonight's game against the Idaho Steelheads. There were no hints being given during the Condors Unleashed...

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    Condors cruise past Colorado

    A week ago, Andrew Radjenovic was playing collegiate hockey for Brock University in Saint Catharines, Ont. On Saturday night he scored a goal in his pro debut for the Condors, helping them to a 4-0 victory over Colorado before 6,911 at Rabobank Arena. Not bad for for a guy who skated with his new team for the first...

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    Condors beat Aces, end home winless streak

    It's been a long time since the music played in the Condors dressing room following a home game. In fact, until Tuesday night, the last time the speakers blared was back on Jan. 2. But the long drought has ended as the Condors snapped an eight-game winless streak at Rabobank Arena with a 3-2 victory over the Alaska...

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    Osbourne resigns as director of golf at CSUB

    Greg Osbourne, hired 1½ years ago as Cal State Bakersfield's director of golf, resigned this week to become the women's golf coach at Mount San Antonio College, Osbourne said Friday. Osbourne said he will begin his new job Monday. CSUB has named first-year women's head coach Meghan Thomason interim director of golf....

  2. CSUB softball splits two games

    NORTHRIDGE -- Karsyn Guzman drilled a game-ending RBI single in the bottom of hte seventh inning to cap a two-run rally that lifted Cal State Bakersfield to a 7-6 wn over Cal State Northridge Friday at the Loyola Marymount-Northridge tournament. Guzman hit a solo home run in Friday's first game, which CSUB lost 4-1 to...

  3. Lange wins individual title for CSUB swimming

    SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- Cal State Bakersfield's women's swimming team was led by Kelsey Lange on Friday, who won her first Western Athletic Conference individual title with a 1:48.48 in the 200-yard freestyle. Paola Hernandez was fifth in the 200 free, Dylana Milobar was sixth in the 100 breaststroke (1:03.49) and the...

  1. CSUB track misses out at WAC indoor championship

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- None of Cal State Bakersfield's participants qualified for the Day 2 finals at the Western Athletic Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships. Senior Megan Thompson placed ninth in the women's mile (5:18.43), one spot from earning a finals berth. CSUB had a seventh in the distance...

  2. Stewart's 73 leads CSUB women golfers

    LITCHFIELD PARK, Ariz. -- Cal State Bakersfield freshman Julia Stewart had a program record-tying round of 73 Wednesday in the final round of the Grand Canyon Invitational women's golf tournament. Stewart, a Bakersfield Christian gradate, tied CSUB's record for lowest single-round score. She also set a CSUB women's...

  3. CSUB MEN'S BASKETBALL TODAY: 'Runners at Seattle, 7:30 p.m.

    Men's basketball CSUB (13-16) at Seattle (13-13) When: 7:30 p.m. today Where: Seattle University WAC records: CSUB 7-5, Seattle 6-6 Radio: 1180 AM, 96.1 FM TV: Brighthouse Ch. 240, digital TV 29.2, KBFX-2, DirecTV Ch. 640, Dish Ch. 412 Notes: CSUB can clinch no lower than the WAC Tournament's No. 3 seed with a win...

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  1. BC women win seven of 10 running events at WSC meet

    The Bakersfield College women's track team won seven of the 10 running events and placed first in the Western State Conference North meet held Friday at Memorial Stadium. BC had 209 with Canyons second with 129. Kyra Saunders won the 100 meters (12.10) and 200 (25.43), Nicole Lewis won the 400 (59.13), Leah Theroux won...

  2. Taft drops second straight

    Taft College dropped its second straight Central Valley Conference game, falling 8-1 to Reedley. The Cougars (10-4, 3-2) took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first, making the most of a catcher's interference, a single by Nick Kawano, a passed ball and a sacrifice fly by Chris Hopballe.

  3. Banner season for women's basketball

    The uniqueness of this season's Bakersfield College women's basketball team is evident on two fronts. In coach Paula Dahl's 20 years at BC, it's her first team to win an outright conference championship. And all five BC starters earned all-Western State Conference South Division honors. Nakia Page was the league's...

  1. Renegade men eliminated from basketball playoffs

    WOODLAND HILLS -- The Bakersfield College men's basketball season ended Wednesday night with a 95-92 overtime loss to Los Angeles Pierce College in the first round of the SoCalifornia playoffs. Jameik Riviere led BC (18-11) with a season-high 34 points. Western State Conference South MVP Deandre Dickson scored 27,...

  2. BC men eliminated from basketball playoffs

    WOODLAND HILLS -- The Bakersfield College men's basketball season ended Wednesday night with a 95-92 overtime loss to Los Angeles Pierce College in the first round of the Southern California playoffs. Jameik Riviere led BC (18-11) with a season-high 34 points. Western State Conference South MVP Deandre Dickson scored...

  3. BC men top LA Pierce in tennis

    Austin Lee, Christian Curutcahague and Brian Yanez won in both singles and doubles Tuesday to help the Bakersfield College men's tennis team to a 6-3 victory over host Los Angeles Pierce. The Renegades (2-5) next host Mount San Antonio College at 1 p.m. Friday at the Hank Pfister Sr. Tennis Complex.

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  1. Blaze begins renovation of picnic area at Ballpark

    The Bakersfield Blaze announced it has begun renovating its picnic area at Sam Lynn Ballpark. Since 2012, the third-base line has been home to a smattering of tables in a section known as The Terrace. That area will be transformed into a 500-person capacity, large-scale picnic area located just off the field of play....

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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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    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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School House Zach Condors Talk

  1. Rebels_win_jh_01.JPG VIDEO: South boys soccer wins D-II section title

    Jefferson Escobar and Denis Rivas score first half goals to lift South boys soccer to the Central Section Division II championship.  

  2. East_LibertyMadera1.JPG VIDEO: Liberty MR defeats East 2-1 in D-III girls soccer championships

    In the Central Section Division III girls soccer championship, Liberty-Madera Ranchos defeated East 2-1.  

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    Centennial is ranked No. 9 in the state in Cal Hi Sports’ preseason softball rankings.   The Golden Hawks are the defending Central Section Division I...

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    There was a thunderous ovation on Wednesday night at a packed Rabobank Arena when the announcement was made: the Condors will be soaring next season when...

  2. Condors_jh_4.JPG Condor goalie Rimmer had surgery for cancer

    Condors goaltender Ty Rimmer, who left the team for what the team said was “health issues” a few weeks ago, has undergone surgery for testicular cancer....

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    The Condors have worn some interesting specialty jerseys over the years but they are definitely takings a step on the wild side on Feb. 15 when players will...

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