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Monday, Feb 18 2013 08:32 PM

Feb. 19 community announcements, accomplishments

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    Liberty United 359 an AYSO extra u14 boys team went undefeated Feb 23 & 24 taking 1st place at the Directors cup held at the Kern County Soccer Park.Top row left to right is coach Black, Chastin, Kristian, Chris, Patrick, Clay, Brian, Alan, Justin, and coach Winders. Bottom row left to right. Nolan, Cole, Antonio, Andrew, Zach, And Paxton.

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Tryouts for Ballers for Christ AAU boys team (ages 15-17), March 12, 14 at Stonecreek Junior High. Call coach Watkins (661) 319-3979.

Bakersfield Heat Premier girls basketball club is offering basketball skill-building classes for girls in grades 7-11 from 6-7:30 p.m. on Wednesdays, March 13, 20, 27 at Lakeside School, 14535 Old River Road. Contact Jim Parks (661) 747-0685 or Michelle Gibson (661) 747-4646 or visit


Sunday: West Side Lanes Alibi No-Tap Doubles Tournament, West Side Lanes in Taft, squads at 1 p.m. or 3 p.m.  For information, call (661) 765-6677.

Martial arts

South Valley Jiu Jitsu will be hosting a No-Gi seminar at 1 p.m. Saturday (Feb. 23), 6403 Seven Seas Street off of Fruitvale Avenue, with world champion Dean “The Boogeyman” Lister. Lister is one of the world’s best No-Gi competitors and is known for his leg and ankle locks. All skill levels are welcome. $40 presale, $60 at the door. Fight shorts and rash guards or under armor required. For more information go to


Independence High wrestling club sign-ups 6-7 p.m., Wed.-Thurs. (Feb. 20-21) at IHS gym. Contact Jeff Foy (661) 979-3976.

Youth tackle football

The Spartans of the Golden Empire Youth Football League will be conducting tryouts soon. Contacts for information are: Freshmen (ages 7-9), coach Jet (661) 889-8500; sophomores (10-11) and JV (12), coach Dee (661) 333-2548; and varsity coach Hill (805) 340-4779.


National Junior Basketball

Sunday’s scores, top scorers

Boys Division 1: Thunder 41, Mavericks 39 (Delgado 16, Barnett 14); Kings 50, Heat 30 (D.Ochoa 19); Spurs 51, Lakers 45 (Alcaide 32, Stapp 26); Knicks 50, Clippers 48. Boys Division 2: Kings 40, Heat 21 (Purdy 18); Lakers 51, Clippers 50 (Claire 19, Campbell 16, Sakowski 18); Thunder 30, Spurs 29 (Campbell 10, Jacob 13); Bulls 36, Mavericks 35. Boys Division 3: Bulls 29, Thunder 24 (Moreno 9, Silva 9); Spurs 31, Heat 26; Lakers 31, Clippers 20 (Hiang 8). Girls Division 3: Mercury 30, Comets 17 (Camarillo 8).    


Way of Japan Karate in Bakersfield sent competitors to UC Merced for a karate tournament on Saturday. Sensei Jason Hanby (first in men’s black belt kata, Grand Champion black belt kata), Izik Medal (Second in intermediate boys kata), Sempai Chris Ronk (third in men’s heavyweight kumite), Sensei Abe Belardo, Juan Balitao andMike Balitao (first in novice men’s kata).


Liberty United 359, an AYSO extra 14U boys soccer team went undefeated this weekend, taking first place at the Directors Cup at the Kern County Soccer Park.

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