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  1. Zach Ewing's Week 8 previews and predictions
  2. Campos, Lemminn repeat as winners in SWYL races
  3. Campos, Lemminn repeat as winners in SWYL races
  4. Campos, Lemminn repeat as winners in SWYL races
  5. Campos, Lemminn repeat as winners in SWYL races
  6. Campos, Lemminn repeat as winners in SWYL races
  7. Frontier volleyball flips script against Centennial
  8. Frontier volleyball flips script against Centennial
  9. Frontier volleyball flips script against Centennial
  10. Frontier volleyball flips script against Centennial
  11. Frontier volleyball flips script against Centennial
  12. CSUB ROUNDUP: WAC commissioner Hurd focused on balance
  13. Central Section football rankings, Week 8 (expanded)
  14. Central Section football rankings, Week 8 (expanded)
  15. Central Section football rankings, Week 8 (expanded)

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    Campos, Lemminn repeat as winners in SWYL races

    Camille Campos isn't sure if it was food poisoning or the stomach flu that kept her from running two weeks ago in the second Southwest Yosemite League cross country race of the year. Whatever the ailment was, it's the only thing that has been able to slow down the Stockdale senior this year. Campos posted her second...

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    Patriot playmaker: Liberty basketball star Scott also quite a catch in football

    Braylin Scott burst onto the scene last season as a standout on the Liberty boys basketball team. The lean and athletic 6-foot-4, 185-pounder helped lead Liberty to a share of the Southwest Yosemite League title with quick ball-handling and thunderous dunks. He is now a full-fledged two-sport star for the Patriots....

  3. Chargers have had success at controlling clock against high-powered Broncos

    DENVER -- Peyton Manning laughed when his receivers played hot potato with his record-setting memento last weekend. He won't be nearly as jolly tonight if the San Diego Chargers play keep-away from the Denver Broncos' high-powered offense as they did last year. The Broncos were held under 65 snaps just twice last...

  1. BC volleyball swept by COC

    College of the Canyons swept Bakersfield College, 25-12, 25-12, 25-20 in Western State Conference volleyball action Wednesday at the Gil Bishop Sports Center. The Renegades were led offensively by Kourtney Grantz with nine kills and setter Jade Delgadillo with 21 set assists.

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    Centennial grad Kessler quietly having standout year at No. 20 USC

    LOS ANGELES -- Although Bakersfield's Cody Kessler holds one of the highest-profile jobs in college football, his solid season as USC's starting quarterback attracted surprisingly little attention until he threw seven touchdown passes last weekend. With memories of last season's circus still fresh, Kessler is just...

  3. High school notebook: Centennial RB Robinson out for season

    Centennial football coach Kevin Sneed said junior running back Brandon Robinson is officially out for the season with his collarbone injury. Robinson, who ran for 1,216 yards as a sophomore, didn't even play a full game for the Golden Hawks this season. He broke his collarbone originally in their opener against...

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    Campos, Lemminn repeat as winners in SWYL races

    Camille Campos isn't sure if it was food poisoning or the stomach flu that kept her from running two weeks ago in the second Southwest Yosemite League cross country race of the year. Whatever the ailment was, it's the only thing that has been able to slow down the Stockdale senior this year. Campos posted her second...

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    Zach Ewing's Week 8 previews and predictions

    Last week featured a slate of many games that looked as if they'd be lopsided, and that held to be true in many cases. Even in the games that weren't — like Bakersfield's fourth-quarter escape against Frontier — the favored team ended up winning. That produced one of the best combined predictions weeks Trevor and I...

  3. Oct. 22 high school roundup

    Boys cross country Highland 20, Mira Monte 37 1. Sanchez, H, 16:57; 2. Alvarado, H, 17:01.09; 3. Calderon, M, 17:01.96; 4. Wykoff, H, 17:21; 5. Mojica, H, 17:35; 6. Tinoco, M, 17:48; 7. Castro, M, 18:25.18; 8. Rodier, H, 18:25.78; 9. Frando, H, 18:28; 10. Hasta, H, 18:30. Foothill 20, South 42 At Foothill; 3 miles...

  1. High school notebook: Centennial RB Robinson out for season

    Centennial football coach Kevin Sneed said junior running back Brandon Robinson is officially out for the season with his collarbone injury. Robinson, who ran for 1,216 yards as a sophomore, didn't even play a full game for the Golden Hawks this season. He broke his collarbone originally in their opener against...

  2. Local sporting event schedule for Oct. 22

    TODAY JC volleyball Canyons at BC, 6 High school cross country SWYL meet at Park at Riverwalk South at Foothill THURSDAY College volleyball New Mexico St. at CSUB, 7 ECHL hockey Alaska at Condors, 7 High school volleyball Rosamond at Kern Valley, 5 Cal City at Bishop, 5 Bakersfield at Garces, 6:15 Chavez at...

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    Frontier volleyball flips script against Centennial

    Every year since Frontier joined the Southwest Yosemite League in 2007, it has made a visit to the Centennial gym for a volleyball match against the Golden Hawks. Until Tuesday night, those meetings always ended the same way, with Centennial sending the Titans away in defeat. But this time, Frontier flipped the...

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    BETTE ADDINGTON: Local bowlers of year, Hall of Famers honored at banquet

    Another bowling season in the books and lots of smiley faces for this year's award winners. Approximately 80 bowlers were in attendance. Golden Empire United States Bowling Congress President Ray Neubig fired off the festivities that were held at the Eagles Hall downtown, and then lots of awards were handed out. This...

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    Oct. 17 fish report

    Kern County, southern San Joaquin Valley LAKE ISABELLA: Light fishing pressure, but the catfish bite continues to provide fair to good action. The crappie action has continued in the trees in the North Fork in 16 to 20 feet of water on small minnows and crappie jigs. Other species slow. Carp anglers are doing pretty...

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    Oct. 14 community sports announcements, accomplishments

    Announcement Youth basketball Registration for the winter 2014-2015 season of Bakersfield NJB is open. Register online at bakersfield-njb.rsportz.com/ A walk-up registration will be from noon-2 p.m. Oct. 26 at Big 5 Sporting Goods. Grades K-8 welcome.

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    Volleyball: St. John's 8th Grade Girls Take First Place

    St. John's girls’ volleyball team took first place at the Panama Buena Vista Union School District Junior High Volleyball Tournament on Saturday October 11. In this prestige tournament with area schools and three teams from Rancho Santa Fe Middle School in San Diego, St. John's took first place. In the semifinals they...

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    Gymnastics: Galaxy Sports Group 2014 3rd Prelim!

    Over the weekend the Compulsory Gymnasts from Galaxy Sports Group competed in the 3rd Prelim at Coach Patty's School of Gymnastics in Camarillo, CA. All the girl's had an amazing meet! Level 4's: Adasynne Anderson placed 4th on vault, 6th on bars, 5th on floor and tied for 8th AA! Victoria Moore took 9th on bars, 6th...

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    Oct. 10 fish report

    Kern County, southern San Joaquin Valley LAKE ISABELLA: Light fishing pressure, but the catfish bite continues to provide fair to 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...

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  1. 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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    Stockton rallies from 2-goal deficit to beat Condors

    Everything was going the Condors' way Saturday night at Rabobank Arena. They had a 3-1 lead and an opportunity to make it 4-1 on a power play midway through the second peirod. But the Condors were a tad too aggressive, mistakes were made and the result was a short-handed breakaway goal for the Thunder and a lead cut...

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    Passion for game fueled Pageau's gutsy return

    Early last season, rookie defenseman Nick Pageau was watching more hockey games than he was playing. Part of learning to be a pro, he said of sitting in the stands as a healthy scratch. So Pageau went about his business, learning from watching, working harder in practice and waiting for his opportunity. He started...

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    3 different players score as Condors win season opener

    It took a while for the Condors to find their legs on Friday night at Rabobank Arena, but once they did they took flight. Three different players scored goals and Ty Rimmer stopped 30 shots as the Condors opened ECHL play with a 3-1 victory over the Stockton Thunder before 4,717. Condors coach J.F. Houle has said...

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    MEET THE COACH: Q&A with the Condors' J.F. Houle

    Condors beat writer Mike Griffith recently sat down with new coach J.F. Houle to learn a little bit about his background, his adjustment to pro hockey and thoughts on the team heading into the ECHL season. Can you tell us about your hockey background and how you got into coaching? J.F. HOULE: Started...

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    CSUB ROUNDUP: WAC commissioner Hurd focused on balance

    Developing top-to-bottom balance is the goal for the Western Athletic Conference moving forward. That's what WAC Commissioner Jeff Hurd said he would like to see. "We feel we have some stability with the conference now," Hurd told Cal State Bakersfield's Corey Costelloe last week at the WAC basketball media day in...

  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....

  3. CSUB roundup: Sawyer lifts volleyball team to victory over Utah Valley

    OREM, Utah. -- Kelsee Sawyer recorded a career-high 30 kills to lead the Cal State Bakersfield volleyball team to a 30-28, 25-20, 23-25, 17-25, 15-13, victory over Utah Valley in Western Athletic Conference play Saturday. CSUB (9-11, 5-2 WAC) rallied from a 17-11 deficit in the opener by going on an 11-3 run that was...

  1. LOCAL REPORT: CSUB men's soccer team falls in OT

    Andrew Grossman scored 3:02 into overtime to give Incarnate Word of San Antonio, Texas, a 2-1 victory Friday over Cal State Bakersfield in a Western Athletic Conference men's soccer match night at CSUB. The Roadrunners outshot the Cardinals 6-3 in a scoreless first half. UIW (4-6, 3-0 WAC) took the lead 4:45 into the...

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    CSUB swimming: season starts Saturday

    When your swimming team returns the WAC's Male Athlete of the Year and an Olympic Trials qualifier, you're off to a good start. Mitchell Huxhold is back for his senior year and looks to repeat as the WAC male swimmer of the year. CSUB set 15 team records last season and had four WAC champions. The men's and women's...

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    CSUB women favored to win WAC; men back in the pack

    Cal State Bakersfield will finish in the middle of the pack in Western Athletic Conference men's basketball if coaches and media members are accurate. The CSUB women are heavily favored to win the WAC title by both groups. The WAC held its basketball media day on Wednesday and announced preseason picks for conference...

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  1. BC volleyball swept by COC

    College of the Canyons swept Bakersfield College, 25-12, 25-12, 25-20 in Western State Conference volleyball action Wednesday at the Gil Bishop Sports Center. The Renegades were led offensively by Kourtney Grantz with nine kills and setter Jade Delgadillo with 21 set assists.

  2. CSUB roundup: Sawyer lifts volleyball team to victory over Utah Valley

    OREM, Utah. -- Kelsee Sawyer recorded a career-high 30 kills to lead the Cal State Bakersfield volleyball team to a 30-28, 25-20, 23-25, 17-25, 15-13, victory over Utah Valley in Western Athletic Conference play Saturday. CSUB (9-11, 5-2 WAC) rallied from a 17-11 deficit in the opener by going on an 11-3 run that was...

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    Vickers' 5 TDs power 'Gades in shootout

    MOORPARK -- Bakersfield College coach Jeff Chudy has said much of this season the Renegades need to get Derrick Vickers the ball more often. Mission accomplished, for one night anyway. Vickers caught five touchdown passes, the final one a 14-yarder with 15 seconds left in the game that gave the Renegades a 50-47 win...

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    BC's Vickers 5 TDs fire up Renegades

    When his team needed it most, Bakersfield College all-purpose standout Derrik Vickers turned in a huge game with five touchdowns for the Renegades in a 50-47 win over host Moorpark on Saturday night. Here's a look at all five touchdowns   [View the story "5 Touchdowns for Bakersfield's Derrik Vickers" on Storify]

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    BC football: Vickers' 5th TD catch gives BC 50-47 win

    Derrick Vickers caught five touchdown passes, including a 14-yard score with 15 seconds left to give Bakersfield College a 50-47 win over Moorpark College Saturday night. Vickers had TD catches of 9, 10, 37, 29 and 14 yards from quarterback Tarek Yaeggi, who threw for 350 yards. BC also ran for 199. Moorpark showed...

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    BC will need big defensive effort again vs. Moorpark

    Bakersfield College is coming off its best all-around defensive effort of the season, and the Renegades might need to sustain that type of effort tonight. BC travels to Moorpark College for a 6 p.m. game. Moorpark is only 1-4, but the Raiders have been a high-scoring team. Last week was a good example: In a 45-44...

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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. predictions.jpg Zach Ewing's Week 8 previews and predictions

    Last week featured a slate of many games that looked as if they'd be lopsided, and that held to be true in many cases. Even in the games that weren't — like...

  2. fbranks8-1.jpg Central Section football rankings, Week 8 (expanded)

    After a wild Friday night in which No. 1 Edison was knocked off at home, 15-14 by Sanger, and No. 2 Bakersfield needed a fourth-quarter rally to survive...

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    If Kern County is going to win a Central Section girls tennis team title in Division I, it's almost certainly going to have to be the Stockdale Mustangs —...

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  1. Illness sweeps through Condors

    It started with Josh Currie falling ill right before the home game on Saturday night against the Stockton Thunder and by Tuesday only a handful of Condors were...

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    Three things stood out Friday night as the Condors opened up the ECHL season with a 3-1 win over the Stockton Thunder at Rabobank Arena. Speed. Speed, Speed....

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    Fourth-year pro Jordan Kremyr has been named captain of the Condors.  Kremyr played the bulk of his first three season with the Alaska Aces and spent 26 games...

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