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Monday, May 13 2013 05:35 PM

May 14 community announcements, accomplishments

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By The Bakersfield Californian



Bakersfield Rockets 9U team tryouts. Player cannot turn 10 before April 30, 2014. Contact Brian Jenkins (661) 809-2418 or at

Taft Longhorn 10U is holding tryouts June 15. Call (661) 763-4246 or email

Bakersfield Assault 8U is looking for experienced players to play at a high level of competition. Will be playing USSSA and Triple Crown tournaments. Players cannot turn 9 before May 1, 2014. Serious inquiries only. Please call Robert Morales (661) 487-9331 or email


Philippine Weekend Invitational in Delano, July 26-28. Trophies will be awarded for first and second. There are several divisions available to participate in: Heritage (6-feet-2 and under, Filipino Descent), open class, high school varsity boys; and high school varsity girls. Entry fee must be paid in advance. Deadline to sign up is July 13. Heritage and Open Class divisions are $300; high school divisions are $175. Format will be a three-game minimum. Pool play followed by bracket play. Tournament will follow NFSH/CIF rules with exceptions or highlights. Contact Rick Pablo at (661) 302-7288 or for registration and event information.


First annual Footwork Elite tournament, 4-person scramble format, June 15 at Buena Vista Golf Course. Entry fee: $300 for a team of 4; $80 for single players. Registration at 7 a.m., shotgun start at 7:30 a.m. Cost includes green fees, cart, lunch and entry into closest to pin and long drive contest. To secure a spot, contact Ron at (661) 817-4325.

Third annual North High School Red & Grey Classic, scramble format, Saturday (May 18) at Buena Vista Golf Course. Shotgun start at 7 a.m. Entry fee: $350. For information and reservations contact Allan Smart (661) 805-0863.

Brock Bellue Fighting Irish tournament, June 15 at Kern River Golf Course; 4-person teams. Dinner included. Contact: Chris Resendez or (661) 201-1284.


Worth Westside Bullets in association with the National Softball Association (NSA) will be holding NSA girls youth fastpitch tournaments, ages 10-18, the following dates at the Mesa Marin Softball Complex: Aug. 24-25, Fun in the Sun Tournament; Oct. 5-6, Pretty in Pink/Cancer Awareness Tournament. For more information, visit or call Stan Hansen at (209) 620-3377.

Bustos Elite 14U is looking for a pitcher, an outfielder and an athlete to compete this season, and in the Triple Crown Nationals in Reno. Player must be willing to move up to 16U in August. For a workout/tryout contact coach Albert Martinez (661) 378-1942 or coach Nacho Martinez (661) 240-7507.

14U girls travel team will be holding tryouts on Saturday (May 18). Call or text (661) 477-7350 for more info.

Track and field  

Roadrunner Track Club youth sign-ups. Contact Carlton Lennon (310) 497-6999 for more information.

Kern County Athletic All-Stars will be having sign-ups for the summer Junior Olympics and conditioning practices from 6:15-8 p.m., May 20-22 and May 31 at Thompson Junior High. Boys and girls are welcome from ages 6-16. Please bring copy of birth certificate. For more information, please call coach Ryan at (661) 747-1603 or log unto our website at


2013 Olympian Wrestling Camp, featuring Olympic champion Jake Varner, three-time NCAA all-american Nathan Morgan, four-time state champion Darrell Vasquez, Bakersfield High coach Andy Varner and BC coach Bill Kalivas. June 30-July 3; Cost: $150 before June 9, $200 after. Lunch will be provided. Camp limited to 100 wrestlers. Contact (661) 444-0769.

Youth tackle football

Tryouts for the Golden Empire Youth Football league’s Irish continue through May, from 6-8 p.m., at Garces High. Irish also seeking sophomore coaches. For more information on dates, visit or contact Chris Resendez (661) 201-1284.

Tryouts for the Golden Empire Youth Football league’s Spartans, all divisions, 6-8 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays at Freedom Middle School, corner of Noriega and Jewetta.

The Northwest Falcons continue to fill open spots with open practices, 6 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays at Norris Middle School. Contact Dante (661) 204-5062 for further information.


Track and field

Youth Track and Field Championships

At Clovis-Buchanan High, Saturday

Long jump bantam: 1. Reese Renz, Discovery Elementary, 14-21/2 (Valley record).

400 bantam: Renz, Discovery Elementary, 1:06.81.

200 bantam: Renz, Discovery Elementary, 28.64 (Valley record).’


Team Revolution, a spring select 10U boys team representing AYSO 359, concluded their spring select season with an overall record of 32-0. The boys recently participated in the Fox and The Hare Soccer Tournament in Lakewood, May 4-5, finishing undefeated. Team Revolution beat Downey in the semifinals, 3-2 in overtime, and then defeated Santa Monica 2-1 in the Championship. The Revolution players are Kenneth Shamblin, Will Gray, Fletcher Bank, Cody Sherman, Kevin McEwen, Logan Kennedy, Ayden Gonzales, Palmer Bank and coaches Carolyn Sherman and Adela Gonzales.

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