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    STEVE MERLO: Local angler wins kitty by catching 40-pound 'cat'

    By STEVE MERLO, Contributing columnist
    Thursday, Jul 31 2014 05:18 PM

    Each year, Bob's Bait Bucket, a local tackle shop, offers anglers a chance to win a few bucks by catching a good-sized fish. Each month during the summer, the shop holds a different derby: June is striped bass month; July is for catfish and August for carp. By simply signing up at the store before you fish and adding a dollar to an always-growing pot, anglers can then vie for the largest striper, catfish or carp in a winner-take-all game for that month. Bob's then adds a $100 to the kitty, spicing the winnings to make it even more lucrative for the fishermen.

    Now, we're not talking thousands of dollars here, but more like several hundred for the lucky fisherman catching the month's winner, but still enough to garner bragging rights for...

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    Aug. 1 fish report

    Kern County, southern San Joaquin Valley CARP DERBY: Bob's Bait Bucket's annual month-long August carp derby starts today. The entry fee is $1 per angler and you must register before you weigh in a fish. Only fresh fish can be weighed in...

  3. Softball: Tryouts

    Looking for 03 girls to try out for 12U softball. August 7th at 6:00pm at Bakersfield Christian High School. Any questions call Wes Sloss at 661-599-1331. Contact info Francine Sloss 661-900-0323

  4. Baseball: Bakersfield Mavericks 10U Baseball

    The Bakersfield Mavericks 10U baseball team will be holding tryouts over the next few weeks. We are seeking experienced players who will be no older then 10 on April 30. We are looking to add at least one player, and possibly two, for the...

  5. Softballt: Bakersfield Venom Softball 14U Tryouts

    Bakersfield Venom 14U is holding open tryouts for all positions for the 2014-15 season. We are looking for committed travel ball players. Please contact Ray Macedo @ 661-303-5934 Contact info Ray Macedo

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    Local Swimmers Compete at USA Nationals

    Roadrunner Aquatics will have three local swimmers competing in the USA Swimming Junior Nationals and Nationals in Irvine, CA over the next twelve days. Stanzi Moseley, Jorie Caneta, and Brock Bonetti will be competing against the fastest...

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    Soccer: Bakersfield Organized Soccer League

    The Bakersfield Organized Soccer League is now accepting registrations for new players high school age and older. We offer coed and women's divisions. Registration fees are $40 per player or $600 per team (21 player roster including...

  8. Softball: 12u Softball Tryouts

    The Bakersfield Babes 12u Unruh fast pitch softball team will be holding tryouts for the upcoming 2014/2015 season, August 9th at Babes Field 5500 Olive Drive, behind Olive Drive Church. Check-in at 830am, tryouts will begin at 9am. We are...

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    Baseball: B-Town Sliders Black

    The B-Town Sliders Black won the 12U Division of the Triple Crown Sports Central Coast Showdown this past weekend. The Central Coast Showdown is a large event and takes place from Moro Bay to Santa Maria with many teams and divisions...

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    Equestrian: Alexa Rogers

    10-year old Alexa Rogers of Bakersfield came home a multiple winner from the Ajpha Youth World Championships held at Will Rogers Arena in Fort Worth, Texas June 27-July5. Rogers, who trains with Ryan Painter of Texas, rode her horse Sonny...

  11. Softball: Tryouts for 10U & 12U softball

    Tryouts on Saturday August 9th at BASA fields. Warm up at 8:45am and tryouts start at 9:00am. Any questions please contact Coach Rene at 661-348-2740 for 10U or Coach Wes at 661-599-1331 for 12U. Contact info Francine Sloss...

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    Equestrian: Drew Rogers

    Sixteen-year old Drew Rogers of Bakersfield came home with the 2014 Ajpha World Championship All Around Title that took place June 27-July 5 at Will Rogers Arena in Fort Worth, Texas. Rogers, who trains with Ryan Painter of Texas, took her...

  13. Baseball: Bakersfield Rockets 12u Open Tryouts

    The Bakersfield Rockets 12U baseball team is looking to add a few players to it's roster. Contact Josh Langley @ 661-747-1925 for more info. Contact info Josh Langley 661-747-1925 Daily Deal!

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