By The Bakersfield Californian
A "Play With a Pro" poker tournament fundraiser for the new Bakersfield Sound collegiate summer baseball team is set for 6 p.m. Jan. 19 at Golden West Casino, 1001 S. Union Ave. Participants will have an opportunity to mingle and play poker with about 12 current and former Major League players such as Colby Lewis, Brent Morel, Phil Dumatrait, Butch Hobson, George Culver and Junior Kennedy. The event also will include a memorabilia auction. Cost is $150 per person. The Sound is a non-profit organization. Revenue will be used for operating expenses. For more information, call Dave Packer (661) 343-2616.
Annual Team Life & Marge's Bowl-a-Thon for Relay for Life, 1 p.m. Saturday at Regency Bowling Center. Signups, taken until 12:30 the day of the event, are $15 per person, and there will be four-person teams. Individuals can be placed on a team. Bowl three games. Door prizes, 50-50 drawing. Event is a fundraiser for cancer research. Contact John at (661) 831-9183.
Youth tackle football
Jack Frost League early sign-ups 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 2 at Saunders Park. Players entering grades 6, 7, 8 at the start of the 2013 school year are eligible. Registration fee is $150. Contact: Coach Jeff (661) 303-1663.
Girls youth softball
Last Bobby Sox sign-ups, 10 a.m.-2:45 p.m. Jan. 19 at Ellis Island Pizza Co., SW corner of Stockdale Highway and Real Road in the Wild West Shopping Center. Cost is $150 for the 8U-18U divisions and $125 for 6U division, plus a $40 refundable snack bar deposit per girl in the 6U division only. Price of sign-ups includes registration, basic picture package, uniform shirt, socks, visor and secondary insurance. Must have child's doctor and insurance information to sign up. First-time players must bring a copy of their birth certificate.
Bakersfield Amateur Softball Association Girls League signups for spring session are set for 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays (Jan. 16, 23) at the BASA fields (Rosedale North Park, 3635 Jewetta Ave., Bakersfield, 93312) and 9 a.m.-noon Saturday (Jan.19). Fees are $100 for the 6U division and $135 for 8U, 10U, 12U, 15U divisions. Girls playing in 10U, 12U, 15U division must be rated on their hitting, fielding and throwing skills. Girls intending to pitch or catch must also be rated for those skills. Please make sure the player is present when registering, dressed in appropriate attire and have her bring equipment such as glove, helmet, bat. Additional information at leaguelineup.com/basa) and/or email one of the staff listed there.
Bronco Elite Wrestling Club sign-ups (grades 5-8), 6-7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday at the Stockdale High wrestling room. The cost is $200 and includes memberships, spirit pack and singlet. Call Robert Fowler (661) 869-4307of e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bakersfield Racquet Club is offering a six-week beginner' tennis instruction course called Life Time Tennis, from 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Course starts this week. Cost is $60. Call (661) 325-8652.
Jan. 13 games
Boys Division 1
Kings 61, Bulls 32(Burgess 16, Hill 14)
Celtics 36, Clippers 27 (Georgino 14, Stuteville 15)
Heat 41, Thunder 38, OT (Driesen 12, Martin 14)
Spurs 56, Knicks 45 (Alcaide 24, Hunt 12)
Lakers 44, Mavericks 32 (Stapp 24, Barnett 12)
Boys Division 2
Bulls 37, Spurs 29 (Reid 9)
Thunder 49, Lakers 26 (Kreech 12, Campbell 15)
Kings 55, Clippers 36(Madden 16)
Boys Division 3
Lakers 20, Thunder 18(Slicker 7)
Bulls 30, Spurs 27(Chavez 16, Pilley 9)
Girls Division 3
Comets 26, Sparks 13 (Kizziar 10)