BY JEFF EVANS Californian staff writer firstname.lastname@example.org
Basketball Universe Academy open registration for boys and girls grades K-8, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m Saturday, 5880 District Blvd. Participants may also register at www.bballuniverse.com. A high school division will also be available. Call (661) 412-3312 or e-mail:
email@example.com for information.
AYB basketball individual workouts for boys age 10-18 with coach Rich Ross. For information, call (661) 805-4890 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Far East Titans tryouts 10 a.m. March 16, 23, 30 at Sierra Middle School, 3701 Center St. Contact: Coach Cassius (661) 865-3303.
GEYF Spartans Mid-West tryouts, 5:30 p.m. April 2, 4, 9, 11 and 3 p.m. April 6, 13 at Almondale Park (5501 Verdugo Lane). Contact: email@example.com
Adult tackle football
Full contact alumni football, with complete high school rules and games. Alumni Football USA organizes game day and provides all the gear: helmets, pads, field, officials, game DVDs and announcers. Games take place May-July. Locations and times TBA. Represent your old high school against a top rival. (Roster spaces limited to first 40 players to sign up for each team) at: alumnifootballusa.com or call (888) 464-9746.
Central California Blues tryouts. Boys: 6-7:30 pm today and 9-10:30 a.m. Saturday. Girls: 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday and 10:30 a.m.-noon Saturday. All tryouts at Bakersfield High, 1241 G St. on west side of football stadium. Players should arrive 15-30 minutes early to sign in. Bring water, shin guards and a soccer ball. Contact Ray Sanders, director of coaching (661) 379-0077 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Track and Field
Fastest Kid in Town all-comers point series track championship meets for ages 7-14 March 19, 2, April 2, 9, 23, 30 at CSUB track. Cost is $2 per event, or three events for $5. Free admission for spectators. Bring your own chairs. Call Nick Cholometes at (661) (619) 6199 for more information, or e-mail: email@example.com
The Baker Boyz senior AA-class softball team, representing Central Bakersfield, went 5-0 to win a national tournament Feb. 8-10 in Polk County, Fla. The Baker Boyz defeated teams from Colorado, St. Louis and Maryland before beating Scrap Iron (Colo. ) 27-17 in the championship game. Top left: Dan Little, John Rhonemus, Marty Wilcox, Rusty Williams, George Freitas, Gary Weichelt, Steve Holman. Bottom left: Richard Estrada, Julio Ruiz, Ray Mascarinas, Rudy Bondietti and John Granillo. Not shown: Ernie Reyes, George Morales and Bobby Soto. Wilcox was honored as the team MVP, and Mascarinas, Weichelt, Estrada, Holman and Freitas were all-tournament selections. Estrada won the home run derby.
The 25-0 Barcelona boys soccer team from AYSO Region 359 continues to steamroll its way through the youth soccer ranks. The team went 10-0 in the fall, 5-0 in a regional tournament, 5-0 in a the Kern County Area A tournament and 5-0 in the Section 10 (25 percent of California) tournament to earn a berth in the state tournament March 16 in Davis. In 30 years of Kern County AYSO, this is the first team to qualify for the state-level competition, Area 10 director Janet Fenton said. Pictured: Fletcher Bank, Will Gray, Lucas Clanton, Mason Hoover, Nico Del Toro, Aiden Cline, Palmer Bank, Trey Munoz and Andrew Apatiga. Coaches: Natalie Bank, Rich Clanton, Greg Tesch. Not Pictured: Mason Blanton.