By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
The Kern County Museum is holding a meeting Thursday to explore the possibility of building a motor sports museum on the grounds.
Curator Lori Wear and board member Beth Pandol will facilitate a discussion on what this museum could look like, what topics would be important to include, what items might be available for exhibition and how this museum could be financed.
The idea is to build an exhibition building that will showcase Kern's motor sports history and be an interactive place where children can learn about the sport, the sciences involved and have fun.
Work to bring the project to fruition has been going on behind the scenes for more than a year.
The meeting begins at 6 p.m. at the Fellow Hotel inside the museum grounds, 3801 Chester Ave.
Collatz back at CSUB
Alan Collatz, who resigned as Cal State Bakersfield's Director of Track and Field at the end of last season, has returned to the program as coach emeritus and as a part-time assistant who will oversee throwers. Collatz was the Director of Track and Field from 2003 until last season.
"I could not be more thrilled and honored that he wants to continue to work with the team," said Marcia Mansur-Wentworth, CSUB's newly hired track coach. "He will be focusing his energy on the throwing-event athletes, which is his area of expertise."
Collatz said: "Many of the throwers return from last season, and I look forward to working with them as they continue to develop and progress."
CSUB softball signs two recruits
Cal State Bakersfield softball coach Crissy Buck announced two high school seniors have signed letters of intent and will join the Roadrunners for the 2014 season.
They are Karsyn Guzman, a shortstop at Hanford West High, and pitcher Lyndsay Klimenko from Half Moon Bay High in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Guzman hit .402 last season with 37 hits and 35 RBIs. She is a three-time All-West Yosemite League pick and has a 4.1 grade point average. She helped the Huskies win two Central Section Division III championships.
Klimenko also played third base and was an all-Peninsula Athletic League first-team pick last season.
Jam rolls past D-Fenders
John Jenkins led Bakersfield with 29 points as the Jam built a 63-39 lead at halftime en route to a 109-95 victory over the Los Angeles D-Fenders at the Dignity Health Event Center.
Jenkins made 10-of-21 from the field and 3-of-8 3-pointers. Bakersfield (4-1) point guard Kendall Marshall had 11 points and 10 assists. All five Jam starters -- Jenkins, Marshall, Damion James (19 points), Adam Koch (11) and Brian Butch (13) -- scored in double figures. James added 13 rebounds.
Bakersfield broke open the game by outscoring Los Angeles (2-2) 34-16 in the second quarter.
Bakersfield next plays at Reno on Friday at 7 p.m.
BC women's basketball
Bakersfield College freshman forward MacKenzie Odle scored 15 points as the Renegades defeated Mira Costa College, 63-59, in the consolation finals of the Santa Ana Tournament on Saturday.
Odle was named to the all-tournament team. MC held a 26-2 advantage in free-throw attempts. BC next plays host to Taft College on Friday at 7 p.m.