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  1. Live wrestling blog: CIF State Wrestling Championships
  2. STEVE MERLO: Bass fishing secrets of yesteryear still hold true
  3. March 6 fish report
  4. March 6 fish report
  5. Final Four goal eludes women at Irvine Valley
  6. Final Four goal eludes women at Irvine Valley
  7. Final Four goal eludes women at Irvine Valley
  8. Ridgeview's Lopez has a little something extra
  9. Ridgeview's Lopez has a little something extra
  10. Four Kern teams to play for section titles this weekend
  11. CIF executive director Blake sheds light on variety of topics
  12. Bradford scores 38 as Granite Hills tops BCHS
  13. Bradford scores 38 as Granite Hills tops BCHS
  14. Bradford scores 38 as Granite Hills tops BCHS
  15. Bradford scores 38 as Granite Hills tops BCHS

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    LIVE BLOG: 2015 March Meet

    Follow all the action from the 2015 Good Vibrations March Meet at Auto Club Famoso Raceway. [View the story "Good Vibrations March Meet 2015 Live Blog" on Storify]

  2. LIVE BLOG: Central Section basketball championships

    4:35 p.m. - Caurthers boys lead Kern Valley in the D-V finals. Blue Raiders senior Brandon Waltrip leads all with 15 points and scored all 15 of Caruthers points in the second quarter. Dalton Gallis leads Kern Valley with 9 points on 3-11 shooting from the field. 4:16 p.m. - Video highlights of the D-V girls...

  3. BILL PLASCHKE: Ex-GM Colletti enjoying new advisor role with Dodgers

    In a world of high-pressure, cutthroat professional sports that tends to eat its own, Ned Colletti has been given a way to avoid even the nibbles. Currently, he is a former general manager. To those who see only the black and white of such things, he is fired, toast, yesterday's news. Sure, he got one of those cushy...

  1. BCHS girls fall to Caruthers in D-V section title game

    FRESNO -- Bakersfield Christian seemed done in for even before the tip off. Long before the opening basket in the Central Section Division V girls basketball championship, it felt like the entire town of Caruthers walked into Selland Arena to cheer on their basketball team. On the court, the Blue Raiders did the rest...

  2. Giants' Pence out at least 6 weeks with broken forearm

    San Francisco Giants outfielder Hunter Pence suffered a fractured left forearm after being struck by a pitch on Thursday and will be out of action for at least six weeks. Pence, a valuable member of the defending World Series champions, was hit in a spring training game by Chicago Cubs pitcher Corey Black. His absence...

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    STEVE MERLO: Bass fishing secrets of yesteryear still hold true

    A long time ago, my good friend, the late Deno Fanucchi, gave me some important advice about bass fishing that has always worked. Back then, we didn't grow many almonds or other orchard crops in the Buttonwillow area, but the few groves we had were solid indicators of when the best bass fishing would occur. Whenever...

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    Ridgeview's Lopez has a little something extra

    The extra C in Jaccob Lopez's name doesn't stand for crying, though that would be fitting. "When I heard him cry, that was the first time I cried for joy," said Christa Martinez, Jaccob's mother, thinking back to the night of Nov. 16, 1997. "I was really, really scared, because I didn't know if he was going to be OK...

  2. State wrestling notebook: City hopes to remain host of tournament

    The state title in 14 weight classes will be decided starting at 7:15 p.m. Saturday night at Rabobank Arena, but the city of Bakersfield hopes to receive the first prize of the night. The CIF will announce before the finals which of its two finalists -- Rabobank Arena or Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario -- will...

  3. State wrestling: Top contenders

    Returning champions 113: Justin Mejia, soph, Clovis (won at 106 last year) 126: Israel Saavedra, jr, Modesto (120 last year, 113 in 2013) 160: Colt Doyle, sr, Poway (160) 170: Anthony Valencia, sr, Bellflower-St. John Bosco (170 last year, 126 in 2012) 182: Zahid Valencia, sr, St. John Bosco (132 last year, 106 in...

  1. March 5 high school roundup

    Baseball Centennial 3, Clovis North 2 At CNHS. W: Bristol (1-0). Sv: Hansen (1). 2B: CHS (Freeman, Reed). Notes: CHS (Chris Laurente 2-4, 3 RBIs; Austin Eknoian 1-2, 2R; Ben Bristol 6IP, 5H, 2ER, 3K). W-L: CHS 6-0. Centennial plays at Clovis West at 5:30 today. Clovis-Buchanan 10, Liberty 4 At Buchanan. W: Martinez. L:...

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    Four Kern teams to play for section titles this weekend

    Frank Thiessen roams around the Bakersfield Christian High School campus like a man 50 years his junior. His drive to help mentor student-athletes is as strong as ever. Now 76 and at BCHS since 2002 after a decades-long run at Wasco High, Thiessen has 19 section titles as a BCHS girls and boys tennis coach. He now...

  3. Driller archiving efforts recognized

    In town for the CIF state wrestling championships today and Saturday at Rabobank Arena, CIF executive director Roger Blake made an apperance at Bakersfield High on Thursday to honor teacher Ken Hooper and the students at the school's Archiving Room with a certificate of resolution for the preservation of photos and...

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    March 6 fish report

    Kern County, southern San Joaquin Valley LAKE ISABELLA: Continued light fishing pressure, but there were some excellent catches of crappie and bluegill this past week. Jake Franklin, Bakersfield, and his fishing partner had limits of bluegill and crappie. The bluegill were all from one to 1-8, and the crappie to two...

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    All-Star Cheerleading

    On February 28-March 1 The BCA ROCKSTARS traveled to Las Vegas, Nevada for the Aloha Spirit Championships Nationals. This exciting 2 day competition attracted teams from across the country to compete for the title. BCA took 9 of their teams and are so proud of the results from these amazing athletes  1st place Mini...

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    March 3 community sports announcements, results, accomplishments

    Announcements Softball Firecrackers Cen Cal Unruh 12U is looking to add a couple talented athletes born in 2002-03. Team emphasizes developing fundamentals and character while competing at a high level. Contact: head coach Justin Unruh (661) 333-9621 or assistant Jake Hall (661) 319-1929. Results Springboard...

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    Boys Gymnastics

    The entire Perfect 10 gymnastics team competed in the Southern California Men's Gymnastics Association's North Conference Championships held in Van Nuys, CA on February 28-March 1, 2015. The athletes had a strong showing with 4 team members, Maxx McCabe, Dillon Kerr, Zach Tisinger, and Max Morales qualifying for the...

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    Boys Gymnastics

    Fifteen members of the American Kids Sports Center’s boys gymnastics team qualified for the State Championships to be held March 19-22 in Aliso Viejo based on their performance at the North Conference Championships May 1 in Van Nuys. Those boys are: Level 9 gymnasts Marty Peterson and Collin Maberry, Level 7 gymnasts...

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    Gymnastics

    Perfect 10 Gymnastics Boys Level 6 Team (Age 9-10) runs away with the 4th Place team title at the Southern California Men's Gymnastics Association's North Conference Championships held on Sunday, March 1, 2015, in Van Nuys, California. This small level 6 team consists of only 3 members, Aiden Roberson, Sam Morales,...

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  1. Condors fall 6-5 to Colorado

    The Condors twice held three-goal leads but could not hold them, ultimately falling 6-5 on Wednesday night to the Colorado Eagles in Loveland, Colo. Pavlous Vitalijs got the game-winner 3:25 into overtime. It took two full days for all of the Condors to get to Colorado after an early-morning Tuesday flight to Denver...

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    Condors experience travel nightmare to Colorado

    Getting to Denver proved to be an impossible task for the Condors on Tuesday when their 5:45 a.m. flight from Bakersfield was canceled, and it only got worse as the day wore on. The Condors play in Loveland, Colo., against the host Colorado Eagles tonight, but travel was filled was chaos, thanks to wintry weather in...

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    Condors top Aces in shootout, 5-4

    The Bakersfield Condors ended their seven-game homestand by scoring in the final minute of regulation against the Alaska Aces to tie the game, then win it in a shootout 5-4. Chase Schaber scored in the seventh round of the shootout after goalie Maxime Lagace stopped the Aces' Brian Cameron to secure the win....

  1. Condors swept by Steelheads

    The Idaho Steelheads completed a three-game sweep of the Condors on Saturday night with a 3-2 shootout victory at Rabobank Arena. Two Steelhead players scored in the shootout while Akim Aliu was the only Condor to score. The Condors fell behind early as Colton Beck put Idaho up 1-0 3:36 into the game and Sebastien...

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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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  1. Water polo honor for CSUB's Paz

    Cal State Bakersfield's Ashley Paz has been named Mountain Pacific Sports Federation water polo Newcomer of the Week. Paz, a freshman from Upland, had seven goals in a 21-7 win over La Verne and added a hat trick vs. No. 19 UC San Diego. CSUB went 4-2 last week.

  2. Roadrunners score 2 in 11th to beat Purdue, 6-4

    PHOENIX — Kris Cayton’s two-out RBI double sparked a two-run rally in the top of the 11th as Cal State Bakersfield defeated Purdue 6-4 in the final game of the Phoenix Muni Classic on Saturday. “Winning a game like this is very satisfying of course, but the most important thing for me has been the character we’ve...

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    CSUB hopes rest on Nickell, Fierro

    Plagued by injuries, Cal State Bakersfield heads into today's Pac-12 Wrestling Championships at Oregon State University a bit short-handed. The Roadrunners are missing two-time defending Pac-12 174-pound champion Bryce Hammond, who suffered a season-ending pectoral injury at the California Collegiate Open on Jan. 31...

  1. Huxhold adds another WAC title in swimming

    SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Cal State Bakersfield senior Mitchell Huxhold won the 1,650-yard freestyle for the second straight year at the Western Athletic Conference Swimming and Diving Championships Saturday. Huxhold clocked 14:56.85, 18 seconds faster then the runner-up. Lovre Soric added a fourth in the 200 back (1:47...

  2. CSUB softball splits with LMU

    LOS ANGELES — The Roadrunners earned a split with host Loyola Marymount in the LMU/CSUN  continued the LMU/CSUN Tournament. CSUB defeated Loyola 2-0 in the opener, before falling 8-0 in Game 2. Kelsie Monroe (5-5) tossed a six-hitter, striking out four in the opener. Sydney Raeber was 2 for 3 with an RBI, and Nicole...

  3. CSUB places fifth at Pac-12 wrestling finals

    The CSUB wrestling team placed fifth at the Pac-12 Championships on Sunday at Oregon State. The Beavers won their fourth consecutive conference title with 139.5 points. Matt Williams turned in the top CSUB performance at 197 pounds, losing in the finals. The Roadrunners advanced two other wrestlers into the...

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    Final Four goal eludes women at Irvine Valley

    The goal of reaching the state Final Four eluded Bakersfield College women's basketball this season, but that didn't detract from what might have been the program's best season. BC had a season-ending 71-53 loss at Irvine Valley Wednesday, a devastating loss for a team that had its sights firmly on the Final Four....

  2. Big 7th inning rallies Mission past BC

    A bases-loaded triple in the seventh inning by Los Angeles Mission College's Willie Barcena wiped out what had been a one-run Bakersfield College lead and the Eagles went on to beat the Renegades 6-2 Thursday in a baseball game at Gerry Collis Field. BC (5-9 overall, 0-2 Western State Conference South Division) scored...

  3. BC women beaten in SoCal quarterfinal

    IRVINE -- Third-seeded Irvine Valley College ended the Bakersfield College women's basketball season Wednesday with a 71-53 win in the Southern California quarterfinals. BC, which made its deepest playoff run in 25 seasons, finished 23-5. Irvine Valley (27-3) won its 15th straight game. The losses are to teams still...

  1. BC baseball loses in conference opener

    GLENDORA -- Citrus College scored five runs in the fourth and three more in the fifth and went on to beat Bakersfield College 12-4 Tuesday in the Western State Conference South Division baseball opener. Douglass Brooks had a triple and scored for BC (5-8) and Hanz Harker added a double and run. Shawn Sweeney went...

  2. Bus heading to BC women's playoff game

    The Bakersfield College women's basketball team continues its march through the playoffs Wednesday on the road at Irvine Valley College, and they want you to come along. BC Athletics has booked a bus for fans to attend the game on Wednesday. It will leave BC by the Romain P. Clerou Fieldhouse on the University Avenue...

  3. Taft baseball rallies past Reedley in 12

    Taft College had plenty of things going its way in the finale of a three-game series against Reedley in Central Valley Conference play. Trailing by two runs with two outs in the ninth, the Cougars had runners on first and second when Nick Kawano hit a routine flyball to centerfield — that figured to end the game. But...

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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. LIVE BLOG: Central Section basketball championships

    4:35 p.m. - Caurthers boys lead Kern Valley in the D-V finals. Blue Raiders senior Brandon Waltrip leads all with 15 points and scored all 15 of Caruthers...

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    UPDATED, 5:24 p.m.: The Central Section owns the 195-pound division, at least in the rankings. No. 1 Austin Flores of Clovis North, No. 2 Prentice, No. 3 Alec...

  3. Live wrestling blog: Central Section Masters, championship finals

    106: Isaiah Perez, Dinuba, pin Ethan Leake, Buchanan, 5:25 113: Justin Mejia, Clovis, maj. dec. Javier Alaniz, Clovis West, 11-2 120: Durbin Lloren, Buchanan,...

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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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