By The Bakersfield Californian
Bullets 8U travel team will be holding open tryouts for players that are 8-years-old and interested in joining our team. For more info please call Greg (661) 703-6529 or email: gregRtorres@gmail.com.
Guns ‘N’ Hoses 8th annual charity boxing event, with peace officers and firefighters competing, 6 p.m. Oct. 19 at Rabobank Arena. Tickets $10-$35, available at ticketmaster.com.
Kern River Divers seeking new members. Kern River is an AAU-affiliated competitive spring board diving club, which welcomes ages from age 9 to master divers, beginners to advanced. Club trains at McMurtrey Aquatics Center. Call (661) 398-8393.
Kern Athletic Fencing Foundation offers beginning fencing classes at 6 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays, and 1:30 p.m. on Saturdays. At 7 p.m. Tuesday there is an advanced class. All classes can be started at any time and they are held at the NOR Community Center on Norris and Fruitvale. For information, call Lucas (661) 319-2235. Classes open to children, adults. Equipment available.
Indoor Summer Soccer Camp, boys and girls, ages 10-15, July 8-10, at The Zone, 4301 Resnick Court. Cost: $175 per player, includes T-Shirt. Call Heather at (661) 487 0833, or Ricardo (661) 979-8539 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
20th Annual Golden Volleyball Camp, July 31-Aug. 1, noon-3 p.m., at Centennial High. Camp will be coached by Centennial coaches Brooke Roberts, Penny Roberts, MacKenzie Maxwell, Lauren Alexander and Brookey Holmes, along with former Golden Hawks coach Chris Trowbridge and Centennial players who have gone on to play collegiate volleyball. Cost: $125 per camper. Any questions, please call (661) 588-8601 ext. 63074 or (661) 204-7444.
Bakersfield’s Odalys Camacho, 16, captured the 114-pound gold medal in female boxing Friday an the National Junior Olympics in Mobile, Ala. Camacho defeated Kristy Rodriguez from Naperville, N.J., 3-0 in the final bout, forcing her into a standing eight-count in the third and final round. Camacho is set to compete next week in a National Golden Gloves tournament in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
The Bakersfield Southwest 13U All-Star baseball team captured the PONY SoCal North Region Section championship with a perfect 4-0 weekend in Palmdale. Bakersfield defeated Wm. S. Hart (Santa Clarita) and host Palmdale twice before posting a 9-3 victory over top-seeded Camarillo in the title game. The team advances to the Super Regionals to be played in Fullerton and Whittier starting next week. The team: head coach Brock McMurray, assistant coaches Sean Mullen and Ray Blackburn, and players Cory Blackburn, Carson Bryant, Luke Fringer, Zach Griffin, Jared Lubatti, Andre Martinez, Easton McMurray, Sean Mullen, Jalen Smith, Ronnie Stapp and Jack Tobias.
The Yard Dogs baseball team went 4-0 to become the 8U Champions in the Central Cal Grizzlies Showcase, June 22-23. The Players: Joseph Gabaldon, Luke Shaw, Brock Thompson, Seth Plemmons, Shawn Petty, Andrew Dickey, Isaac Boschini, Kale Gillenwater, Jacob Porter, Toby Twist, Logan Gatlin. The coaches: Allen Thompson, Keith Plemmons, Darrin Dickey, Rick Gillenwater and David Shaw. Earlier in the month, the Yard Dogs won the 8U championship at the Battle at the Beach.
The 8U KC Eagles baseball team went 5-0 to win the championship at the Gamebreaker Sports 2013 Summer Classic this weekend in Moorpark. The team: Joe Mata, Hector Romero, Jacob Gutierrez, Anthony Hargis, Nico DeHaro, Luis Fuentes, Jaycob Villalpando, Hector Munis, Adam Alvarez, Brad Perez and Eric Macias.
Three students from the Japan Martial Arts Academy of Bakersfield had strong showings Saturday at the Ventura County Traditional Karate Championships in Oxnard. Sam Cole finished first in Weapons Kata (forms), Kata and Kumite (sparring), Justine Garcia was third in Weapons Kata, second in Kata and second in Kumite; Christion Alsina was fourth in Weapons Kata.
Track and field
The dynamic brother-sister duo of Daniel and Alicia Viveros each had strong showings at the West Coast Junior Olympics in Reno. Alicia set a meet record in the Youth Girls discus and also won Youth Girls shot put. Daniel won the Youth Boys discus and was second in the Youth Boys shot put. They both qualified for the National Junior Olympics in Detroit, July 29-Aug. 3.