Community Sports

Monday, Aug 20 2012 09:19 PM

Aug. 21 community sports announcements, accomplishments

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    Three students from the Japan Martial Arts Academy of Bakersfield competed in the International Martial Arts Festival in Anaheim Saturday. More than 1,000 athletes competed. Sam Cole placed first in kata (forms), weapons kata, kumite (sparring) and team kumite; Grant Mc Mahon placed second in kata, first in weapons kata, first in kumite and team Kumite; and Vincent Cardenas placed first in kata, second in kumite, and first in eam kata. Pictured (l-r): Sam Cole, Grant Mc Mahon, Vincent Cardenas. Rear: Sensei Jon Cobbs

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    South Valley Soccer Club's G95 and G98 teams, coached by Shelby Klippel and Dominic Othart, were accepted to play in the Coast Soccer League Premier Division this fall and in the Southern California National Premier League for the spring of 2013. During the 2012-13 season they will be representing South Valley SC and Bakersfield in matches against some of the finest girls' youth soccer teams from southern California and from the southwestern United States.

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    Bakersfield skater Callie Stein Wayne earned The Deanne Laumann Trophy for competing in 10 events Aug. 11 at the Summer Skatefest Competition at Channel Islands Ice Center in Oxnard. She won six gold medals, three silvers and one fourth-place medal. Coach Norma Hamm received The Deanne Laumann Award for coaching Callie to this achievement.

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    Bakersfield Bombers U19 win The Sand Soccer in Huntington Beach The Bakersfield Bombers 19U men's team won the The Sand Soccer in Huntington Beach Tournament. Players are Kolby Buller, Trevor Casalman, Mikali Chapa, Jose Chavez, KC Clifton, Juan Fernandez, Gabe Garcia, Daniel Ibarra, Marc Martin, Sean Morris, Miguel Oceguera, Austin Ortiz, Jose Salcedo, Arty Sanchez, Andy Sanders, Tommy Williford and Brett Womack. The team is coached by Kenn Clifton.

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By The Bakersfield Californian



Bakersfield Nitro 11U boys travel team is seeking players for 2012-13 season. Players must not have turned 11 prior to April 31, 2012. For more information, please contact Jesus at (661) 205-7793.

Bakersfield HEAT Baseball Club 10U open tryouts 6 p.m. Aug. 25 at Southwest Aera Field. Players can not turn 11 before April 30. Contact JR Jordan (661) 661-204-6904.


The Bakersfield Adult Co Ed Soccer (ACES) League is currently accepting registrations for its Fall League. Season begins on September 15. Games are on Saturday evenings, at the State Farm Sports Village. For registration or additional information please go to or call Tim at 912-5495.


Bakersfield Nitro 14U girls travel softball team seeking players for 2012-13 season. Contact Kristen Fuentez (831) 233-8172 or

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