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  1. Zach Ewing's Week 9 previews and predictions
  2. Battle-tested Bakersfield overpowers Ridgeview
  3. Battle-tested Bakersfield overpowers Ridgeview
  4. Battle-tested Bakersfield overpowers Ridgeview
  5. Battle-tested Bakersfield overpowers Ridgeview
  6. Battle-tested Bakersfield overpowers Ridgeview
  7. Statiscally speaking: local volleyballers part of block party
  8. Upcoming local sporting events for Oct. 29-30
  9. Condors score three times on power play to beat Reign
  10. Condors score three times on power play to beat Reign
  11. Condors score three times on power play to beat Reign
  12. CSUB SHOW RECAP: Women's hoops ready for new season
  13. Oct. 28 high school roundup
  14. Oct. 28 high school roundup
  15. Oct. 28 high school roundup

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    Bumgarner powers Giants to third title in five years

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A giant, indeed. Madison Bumgarner punctuated one of the finest World Series performances in baseball history by pitching the San Francisco Giants to their third title in five years with a 3-2 win over the Kansas City Royals in Game 7 on Wednesday night. The big left-hander came out of the...

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    One pitch in the fourth made all the difference

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- But for one pitch -- a 99-mph, two-strike fastball way back in the fourth inning of a drama-filled night -- everybody got exactly what they were looking for in the seventh game of the World Series. Michael Morse turned that pitch into the run-scoring single that gave the San Francisco Giants a 3-2...

  3. Stockdale KOs Clovis East to advance to semifinals

    Stockdale girls tennis coach David Hillestad sat at a metal picnic table and nervously watched his three doubles teams play, occasionally yelling encouragement, hoping at least one of the duos would get a win. One doubles victory is all the Mustangs needed on their home courts to clinch a Central Section Division I...

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    Battle-tested Bakersfield overpowers Ridgeview

    One thing is for sure: Playing in the Southwest Yosemite League can do wonders for playoff preparation. Bakersfield, which went 3-7 in league girls tennis matches, opened up fast against Ridgeview and beat the Wolf Pack 7-2 in the quarterfinals of the Division II Central Section girls tennis playoffs at BHS on...

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    Carr prepares for tough test against Seahawks

    ALAMEDA -- Derek Carr won the starting quarterback job for the Oakland Raiders in part based on how well he played in the preseason against Seattle. Now Carr gets a chance to match up Sunday with the defending Super Bowl champions when the games really count in a test he knows will be much tougher than the one he...

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    Sarkisian laments USC's lack of a finishing touch

    USC has held a narrow lead in the final moments of a Pac-12 game four times this season. The Trojans barely hung on twice to win on their opponents' mistakes, and they blew the other two games in excruciating fashion. Before coach Steve Sarkisian allows his first season back at USC to age him prematurely, he's...

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  1. Stockdale KOs Clovis East to advance to semifinals

    Stockdale girls tennis coach David Hillestad sat at a metal picnic table and nervously watched his three doubles teams play, occasionally yelling encouragement, hoping at least one of the duos would get a win. One doubles victory is all the Mustangs needed on their home courts to clinch a Central Section Division I...

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    Battle-tested Bakersfield overpowers Ridgeview

    One thing is for sure: Playing in the Southwest Yosemite League can do wonders for playoff preparation. Bakersfield, which went 3-7 in league girls tennis matches, opened up fast against Ridgeview and beat the Wolf Pack 7-2 in the quarterfinals of the Division II Central Section girls tennis playoffs at BHS on...

  3. Oct. 30 high school roundup

    Girls tennis Division I quarterfinals No. 4 Stockdale 7,No. 5 Clovis East 2 At SHS SINGLES : Tilbury, S, d. Ryland 3-6, 6-3 (10-5); Horrigan, S, d. Barbery 6-0, 6-1; Paradise, S, d. Castillo 6-1, 6-2; Broughton, CE, d. Tun 6-0, 6-0; Vang, CE, d. Poston 6-1, 6-1; Ashford, S, d. Sill 6-0, 6-1. DOUBLES :...

  1. High school notebook: SWYL volleyball race still up in the air

    The race for first place in Southwest Yosemite League volleyball is coming into the final stretch without a clear-cut favorite. Bakersfield and Stockdale are both 6-1 in league matches heading into tonight's action, and Frontier, which plays at Stockdale tonight, is right behind at 5-2. Stockdale beat Frontier 3-1 in...

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    Zach Ewing's Week 9 previews and predictions

    It's one of those lovely weeks of the year when sports intersect. Baseball is ending (probably has ended by the time I'm done writing this), hockey season is young, a new basketball season has just been born. Oh, and football rages on. The high school version is just about wrapped as far as the regular season goes....

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    Statiscally speaking: local volleyballers part of block party

    According to stats compiled by MaxPreps, local volleyball players are racking up blocks at a state-high level. Stockdale senior Lauren Cline, a verbal commit to UOP, is fifth in the state at the Division-I level in total blocks with 90. The area is not short on, well, players with height that can combat an attack...

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    Oct. 28 community sports announcements, results, accomplishments

    Announcements Kern County Officials Association has begun basketball officiating instruction for the 2014-15 high school basketball season on Mondays at 6 p.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church, 4500 Buena Vista Rd., Bakersfield. Contact Ricky Serrano (661)-747-5953 or email Ricky Serrano at raskmr78@yahoo.com Results...

  2. Taft College baseball sets Halloween game Thursday afternoon

    Taft College baseball will celebrate Halloween a day early on Thursday with its second Halloween game, starting at 3 p.m. It's an intrasquad game with the Cougar players dressed in costumes. Coach Vince Maiocco said he hopes this becomes an annual event. The first one was held last year. "It was a hoot," Maiocco...

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    BMX: J. Bliss Turns Intermediate in BMX

    Jaiden Bliss, 4, received his 10 novice win during the Gold Cup Pre-Race on Saturday, 10/18/2014. During this race Bliss raced against kids 5 and Under in the western region. With this win, Bliss moved to Intermediate. Congratulations Jaiden Bliss on moving to Intermediate. Contact info Karey Cones kcones5@gmail.com...

  1. BMX: Metro BMX Results 10/24/2014

    Moto 1 (5U Novice): 1. Adam Cooper Jr.; 2. True Johnson; 3. Zack Walker; Moto 2 (8 Novice): 1. Andrew Tabatt; 2. Joe Ridenhour; 3. Levi Grammer; Moto 3 (9 Novice): 1. William Schwartz; 2. Ellis Corbell; 3. Trenton Hedge; Moto 4 (5U Intermediate): 1. Logan France; 2. Jaiden Bliss; 3. Jonathan McKinley; Moto 5 (6...

  2. Gymnastics: American Academy Success at Sectionals

    Last weekend American Academy competed at Sectionals in Los Angeles, California. Many of the American gymnasts scored their personal high at one of the hardest competitions of their season! Some of the highlights and American Competitors: Level 3: Claire Banducci-2nd place Floor-9.3,Presley Navejas-2nd place Vault-9...

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    Fernando fires record low rounds to win KC Amateur

    If you're going to break a record that had stood the test of time, it might as well be with a flair for the dramatic. D.J. Fernando "nuked" a hybrid fairway wood on the par-5 18th hole at Foss-Kern River from 235-yards away. His shot came to rest six feet from the cup and the 32-year-old, one-time CSUB star, stroked...

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    Condors score three times on power play to beat Reign

    The ECHL hockey season is but an infant, but if the first weeks of the season told us anything it was that power-play goals were not the way to beat the Ontario Reign. The Bakersfield Condors didn't get that memo, and they reversed the script in beating Ontario 3-2 -- with all three goals on the man advantage -- on...

  2. Local report: Condors shut out Reign, 3-0

    ONTARIO -- Josh Winquist scored two goals and Aaron Crandall made 23 saves to record his first professional shutout as the Bakersfield Condors posted a 3-0 victory Sunday afternoon over the Ontario Reign at Citizens Business Bank Arena. Winquist opened the scoring 3:47 into the game, jamming in a loose puck off an...

  3. Condors fade in 3rd period

    The Condors played pretty good hockey for 50 minutes on Friday night at Rabobank Arena, but the final 10 proved costly. Idaho's Alex Belzile tied the game on a power-play goal with 7½ minutes left then Brett Robinson scored short- handed with 3 minutes remaining as the Steelheads came from behind for a 3-2 win before...

  1. Strong finish helps Condors bury Aces

    The start wasn't all that impressive, but the finish was what the Condors were looking for Thursday night at Rabobank Arena. The Condors gave up the first goal for the first time this season and were out shot 15-5 in the first 20 minutes, but shrug that off and came back to take advantage of porous Alaska goaltending...

  2. Thunder rallies past Condors again, 4-2

    STOCKTON -- The Bakersfield Condors failed to a hold a two-goal lead for the second straight day, and the Stockton Thunder rallied for a 4-2 victory Sunday at Stockton Arena. Condors defenseman Graeme Craig opened the scoring with his first professional goal, on a deflection from the left point 3:39 into the game....

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    2014-15 Condors player capsules

    Graeme Craig No. 2 Pos: Defense Age: 21 Ht: 6-5 Wt: 205 Shoots: Left Hometown: Red Deer, Alberta Background: Stay-at-home defenseman assigned to the team by Oklahoma City. Played one game in OKC last season after 303 games over five season in juniors. Does use his size to his advantage. Head coach J.F. Houle...

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  1. Local report: Condors shut out Reign, 3-0

    ONTARIO -- Josh Winquist scored two goals and Aaron Crandall made 23 saves to record his first professional shutout as the Bakersfield Condors posted a 3-0 victory Sunday afternoon over the Ontario Reign at Citizens Business Bank Arena. Winquist opened the scoring 3:47 into the game, jamming in a loose puck off an...

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    CSUB SHOW RECAP: Women's hoops ready for new season

    Cal State Bakersfield won't sneak up on any of its Western Athletic Conference women's basketball opponents this season. That's because the Roadrunners are the overwhelming pick to win the WAC title this season. And senior guard Tyonna Outland was the preseason WAC Player of the Year. "Now we're the target," Outland...

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    CSUB baseball: Season opens Feb. 13 at home vs. Creighton

    Cal State Bakersfield announced its 2015 baseball schedule on Tuesday and will open its season with seven straight home games beginning Feb. 13-15 when Creighton comes to Hardt Field. Northern Kentucky plays a four-game series at Hardt Fleld, with a doubleheader Feb. 20, from Feb. 20-22. After CSUB plays Purdue,...

  1. CSUB sweeps Pan Am in volleyball

    Danika Youngblood had 15 kills, four blocks and 10 digs to lead Cal State Bakersfield to a 25-16, 25-20, 25-21 victory over Texas-Pan American in Western Athletic Conference volleyball on Saturday afternoon at the Icardo Center. Megan Johnson posted a season-best five blocks. Setter Luiza Martins recorded 32 assists,...

  2. NM St. powers past CSUB in volleyball

    In a battle of teams tied for second in the Western Athletic Conference volleyball race, New Mexico State defeated Cal State Bakersfield 25-21, 25-19, 19-25, 28-26 Thursday night in the Icardo Center. Danika Youngblood and Sydney Haynes combined for eight of the 16 Roadrunner kills in the third set, which allowed CSUB...

  3. CSUB athletics: Country artist Corbin to benefit scholarship fund

    Country music artist Easton Corbin will perform a concert at Bakersfield's Fox Theater on Dec. 11 that will benefit Cal State Bakersfield's athletic scholarship fund. Tickets go on sale Friday through Vallitix.com. Prices range from $25 to $55, with VIP packages including two tickets in the venue's best seats and...

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  1. Santa Monica tops BC in 4

    SANTA MONICA -- Tyler Grantz had a team-best 18 kills, but Bakersfield College was beaten by host Santa Monica College, 25-17, 25-17, 15-25, 25-13, Wednesday in a Western State Conference North Division. Lorena Ramirez had 17 kills and Kourtney Grantz added 14 kills for BC. Jade Delgadillo led the Renegades with 39...

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    BC back in state top 25

    Coming off a 34-31 win over Cerritos on Saturday at Memorial Stadium, the Renegades back in the California Community College Athletic Association state top-25 at No. 22. Cerrios (5-3) was previously ranked No. 11 before the loss and dropped five spots to No. 16. This marks the first time BC (4-4) has been ranked in...

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    BC football: a closer look at Saturday's BC-Cerritos game

    The way things have gone for Bakersfield College football in recent weeks, one would expect a close game in Saturday's 4 p.m. Homecoming game vs. Cerritos at Memorial Stadium. Cerritos comes in 5-2 overall (2-1 National Northern League) and BC is 3-4 (1-2 NNL). The last four BC games (Gades are 2-2 in that span)...

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    BC football moves back into CCCAA top 25 after win

    Coming off a 34-31 win over Cerritos on Saturday at Memorial Stadium, the Renegades back in the California Community College Athletic Association state top 25 at No. 22. Cerrios (5-3) was previously ranked No. 11 before the loss and dropped five spots to No. 16. This marks the first time BC (4-4) has been ranked in...

  2. Pyle scores twice as BC wins in soccer

    Victoria Pyle scored two goals Tuesday as the Bakersfield College women's soccer team defeated West L.A. 5-1 in a Western State Conference South Division match at BC. Savannah Melendez added a goal and an assist for the Renegades (7-5-3). BC will travel to Antelope Valley on Friday.

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    BC football: A rash of 3-point games

    If you're a Bakersfield College football fan and like close games, this recent stretch of Renegade games is for you. Last Saturday's 34-31 win over Cerritos was the fifth straight BC game decided by three points. The first two were losses; the last three were wins. The scores: BC lost at Hancock, 20-17 on Sept. 27;...

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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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  1. predictions.jpg Zach Ewing's Week 9 previews and predictions

    It's one of those lovely weeks of the year when sports intersect. Baseball is ending (probably has ended by the time I'm done writing this), hockey season is...

  2. StockdaleAtFrontier35.JPG Statiscally speaking: local volleyballers part of block party

    According to stats compiled by MaxPreps, local volleyball players are racking up blocks at a state-high level. Stockdale senior Lauren Cline, a verbal commit...

  3. fbranks9-1.jpg Central Section football rankings, Week 9 (expanded)

    A ho-hum week at the top of the Central Section produced little change in the rankings. The two most notable results were Clovis North coming from behind to...

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  1. Busy start has youthful Condors learning on the fly

    Some thoughts and stats as the Condors have already played nearly one-tenth of their season in just 12 days. It's been a busy stretch for sure and the...

  2. Condors_jh_2.JPG Blocks of games makes for unimaginative schedule

    It seems like the Condors will be playing a lot of mini series against Pacific Division foes this season in a scheule that is, well, not very imaginative. ...

  3. Oilers exec Carriere: Organization very serious about player development

    Rick Carriere Senior Director of Player Development for the Edmonton Oilers, was in Bakersfield Thursday checking out the organization's investment as the...

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