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  1. 'Runners fall to Texas-Arlington in OT, 79-75

    By THE BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN
    Saturday, Dec 21 2013 07:11 PM

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Cal State Bakersfield rallied to force overtime Saturday afternoon but dropped a 79-75 non-conference men's basketball game to Texas-Arlington.

    It was the sixth loss in seven games for the Roadrunners (6-7) Arlington is 5-7. Sophomore forward Erik Kinney achieved his CSUB career-high with 20 points. Brandon Barnes added 18, Issiah Grayson scored 11 and Javonte Maynor had 10.

    The Roadrunners had tie-breaking 3-point baskets by Maynor and Barnes in the final two minutes of regulation, and another 3-pointer by Maynor with 20 seconds left in regulation gave CSUB a 65-64 lead.

    But Arlington tied it with six seconds left when Roger Dowell sank the second of two free throws. Grayson missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer.

  2. BC women beaten by Mendocino in tourney

    MONTEREY -- Claesey Tarver led the Bakersfield College with 19 points, but the Renegades fell to 2-8 on the season after a 60-56 loss Saturday to Mendocino College at the Monterey Peninsula Holiday Tournament. Nakia Page added 12 for the...

  3. Local report: Morel called up by Pirates from Triple-A

    Former Centennial High baseball standout Brent Morel was called up by the Pittsburgh Pirates Wednesday, replacing outfielder Starling Marte, who was placed on the seven-day concussion disabled list. Morel was batting .246 with three home...

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    Big task ahead for Siegfried as interim athletic director at CSUB

    Kenneth "Ziggy" Siegfried has had his hands full trying to generate money for Cal State Bakersfield's athletic department since his arrival in Bakersfield 2-1/2 years ago. That's expected. After all, his official title is CSUB's associate...

  5. COLLEGE NOTES: CSUB hires coach for women's golf

    Meghan Thomason, who has been the girls golf coach at Fresno-San Joaquin Memorial High the past three years, has been hired as Cal State Bakersfield's women's golf coach. Thomason will work with CSUB Director of Golf Greg Osbourne, who...

  6. New coaches named at Bakersfield College

    Christie Hill and Brett Clark had standout collegiate athletic careers in Bakersfield. Now they'll tackle head coaching jobs at Bakersfield College. Hill and Clark are among several new coaches who have been hired by BC this summer. Hill, a...

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    College notebook: Tyler Painton signs with A's

    Former Centennial High and Bakersfield College baseball standout Tyler Painton signed a professional contract with the Oakland Athletics as a non-drafted free agent. Painton, a left-handed pitcher, made his professional debut on July 8...

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    MIKE McCARTHY: A friend reaching majors a joy shared by many

    PORTLAND, Maine — Two weeks ago, the Boston Red Sox called up a former teammate Mookie Betts to make his Major League debut. For most of us, it was no surprise, yet there is a moment of excitement when the day finally comes. He is an...

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    'Roadrunner Rundown': CSUB AD Jeff Konya talks about leaving for Oakland U. in Michigan

    Bakersfield is a place Jeff Konya will always call home. As he steps down as Cal State Bakersfield's athletic director, Konya said he knows the athletic platform for the university will to continue to grow as there is more for the next...

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    MICHAEL McCARTHY: Routines can help players focus, be consistent

    From Wade Boggs' pre-game fried chicken meal to Nomar Garciaparra's pre-pitch batting glove routine, each player has a routine that helps get them focused and perform their best. Over the years I have seen a lot of very unique pre-game...

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    CSUB Athletics raises more than $2M, $600K in scholarships

    It turns out the 2013-14 fiscal year was financially successful for Cal State Bakersfield athletics. The university announced Wednesday that more than $2 million was raised for the overall athletic department, including a record $600,000...

  12. Minor League roundup: Ex-CSUB star Brockmeyer hits for cycle

    Former Cal State Bakersfield standout Cael Brockmeyer hit for the cycle Sunday to lead the Kane County Cougars (Ill.), the Class-A affiliate of the Chicago Cubs, to a 9-7 victory over the Beloit Snappers. Brockmeyer doubled in the second...

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    MICHAEL McCARTHY: Working hard is only way to stay on top

    READING, Pa. — Earlier in the year I wrote about work ethic and how it is the secret to success. Most people don't realize how difficult work ethic is to develop and how important a skill it is. While few people would instinctually call...

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