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BY STEPHEN LYNCH Special to The Californian
11U travel team seeking players for 2012-13 season. Email: Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or call: (661) 487-9331.
Chosen Few 11U Club looking for players for the 2012-2013 season. Looking for players to play at a very high level of competition. Will be playing Triple Crown and USSSA tournaments. For more information, please call (661) 487-9331.
Bakersfield National Junior Basketball (NJB) registration is open for the Fall/Winter Season. NJB is a non-profit basketball organization for boys and girls grades 3rd-8th. Season runs from November 4 to the end of February. Early Registration is $160; after Sept. 1, registration is $185. You can register online at https://bakersfieldnjb.d4sportsreg.com. If you have any questions please contact Jamie Viveros, email@example.com or 661-496-0798.
Bakersfield Heat Girls is offering basketball skill building classes for girls in grades 5-11. Classes will include: shooting, passing, dribbling, offensive and defensive footwork, balance and 1-on-1 techniques. Tuesdays, Thursdays, 6-7:30 p.m., between Aug. 14-Oct. 25 at Lakeside School, 14535 Old River Road. Girls can sign-up anytime. Selection for a travel team will be on Aug. 23. For further information visit www.bakersfieldheat.org or contact Jim Parks (661) 747-0685
Kern River Men’s Golf Club tournament, Sunday (Aug. 5). Members will play an individual stroke play format with gross and net awards. Form a 4-player team or enter individually for team assignment. The entry fee includes closest to the hole competition and lunch. Optional gross and net games will also be available. To enter, visit the pro shop or call (661) 872-5128.
The Bakersfield Adult Co Ed Soccer (ACES) League started registration for its fall league. Season begins Sept. 15. Games on Saturday evenings at the State Farm Sports Village. Visit Bakersfieldaces.com or call Tim (661) 912-5495.
Bakersfield Nitro 18U seeking an outfielder/utility player. Call (661) 204-4543.
Bakersfield Nitro 14U tryouts, Saturday (Aug. 4), at 9 a.m. at North Rosedale Park. Please arrive by 8:45 a.m. to register. Head coach will be Kristen Fuentez (CSUB Softball 2006-2010, Grad Asst. 2010-2011). Any questions, please contact coach Fuentez at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (831) 233-8172.
The Northwest Bakersfield All-Star team advanced to the Cal Ripken 10U World Series in Bentonville, Ark., with a dramatic victory in the championship game of the Pacific Southwest Regional tournament Saturday in Long Beach. Kobe Silva hit a walk-off, two-run home run with two outs and an 0-2 count in the bottom of the sixth to give Northwest an 8-6 victory over Hawaii. Silva was named tournament MVP, and was joined on the all-tournament team by Mason Moccardini, Elijah Pascual and Nick Salas. The team is planning to leave for the World Series Aug. 8 and currently raising money. Their opening game is Saturday against the Southeast Regional champion.
The Bakersfield Southwest Heat won the PONY Mustang 9-year-old Super Regional championship in Los Alamitos, and then finished third in the West Zone tournament, falling just short of a trip to the World Series.
The team: Coach Dave Tourney, head coach JR Jordan and coach David Hopfe, Luke Froehlich, David Delgadillo, Tommy Hopfe, Scott Ellis, Dawson Tourney, Drew Jordan, Joey Vidal, Isaiah Halton, Ty Silva, Zae Fajardo.
The Bakersfield Blades FC U12 won the Xtreme Cup tournament, July 21-22, in Huntington Beach. The Blades went 4-0, beating CSA Cypress FC White 4-2, and Platinum FC Vigil from San Bernandino 3-0 on Saturday, and then defeated Crown City United 00/01 from South Pasadena 3-2 in semifinals, before topping Platinum FC Vigil again in the final. Pedro Avila Jr. scored the winning goal in the 15th minute of the second half. The team: The team: Coach Rey Avila, Justin Ortega, Avila Jr., Anthony Rico, Parker Contreras, Gilberto Guevara, Benjamin Montez De Oca, Steve Ornelas, Roberto Mendez, Louis Arellano, Jonathan Vargas, Misael Becerra, Nomar Puga, Adalberto Vargas, Alec Alvarez, Nickolas Torres.
The Legacy Fastpitch defeated the Nebraska Nemesis 5-4 on the first day of play at ASA 14U Nationals in Sioux Falls, S.D.
Kaycee Olson pitched a complete game and was 2-for-4 with the game-winning single in the bottom of the 7th. Maricela Romero also had two hits and two RBIs, and Angelina Meza was 2-for-3. Arianna Gooden and Alyssa Breceda contributed with outstanding outfield play. Legacy plays today against the winner of the Oshgosh Raiders and the Georgia Impact game.
2012 Long Course Jr. Olympics
12. Bakersfield Aquatics Club (BAC), 595 points; 14. Roadrunner Aquatics (RA), 348.
10 & Under Girls—Elizabeth Rehkoph, RA: 50 Breaststroke, 7th; 50 Freestyle, 7th; 200 Freestyle, 6th.
11-12 boys—Wyatt Suburu, BAC: 200 Freestyle, 4th; 400 Freestyle, 1st; 50 Breaststroke, 5th; 100 Breaststroke, 5th; 50 Backstroke, 6th; 100 Backstroke, 6th; 200 Individual Medley, 7th. Alex Preciado, RA: 50 Freestyle, 7th. Noah Salcido, RA: 400 Freestyle, 4th; 50 Butterfly, 6th; 200 Freestyle, 5th; 100 Backstroke, 3rd; 50 Freestyle, 4th; 200 Individual Medley, 2nd; 100 Freestyle, 4th; 50 Backstroke, 4th.
11-12 Girls—Adria Golla, RA: 50 Backstroke, 3rd.
13-14 Girls—Symantha Lazerson, BAC: 50 Freestyle, 3rd; 100 Freestyle, 3rd; 200 Freestyle, 6th. Megan Zalatel, BAC: 50 Freestyle, 6th; 100 Freestyle, 7th; 200 Freestyle, 8th; 400 Freestyle, 6th; 100 Breaststroke, 7th; 200 Breaststroke, 4th.
15 & Over Girls—Claryce Lazerson, BAC: 50 Freestyle, 8th.
15 & Over Boys—Evan Rabanal, BAC: 100 Butterfly, 1st; 100 Backstroke, 5th; 200 Individual Medley, 3rd. Logan Collier, RA: 100 Backstroke, 8th. Nicholas Kidd: 100 Breaststroke, 6th. Chris Salcido: 100 Butterfly, 2nd; 100 Breaststroke, 1st; 100 Backstroke, 6th; 200 Backstroke, 2nd; 200 Individual Medley, 2nd; 400 Individual Medley, 1st.
There were also great swims by—BAC: Jacqulin Clerou, Claire Cornejo, Grace Cornejo, Diana Escobar, Kristyn Feola, Kaitlin Lang, Natalie Lozano, Adrian Pacheco, Bailey Pike, Reiley Pike, Brittney Ross, Denisa Stefanescu, Eduard Stefanescu, Jori Suburu, Ostin Woodfin.
RA: Luis Alverez, Brandon Cassady, Chloe Mauldin and Lea Salcido
Fourteen-year-old Stanzi Moseley had a strong showing Speedo Gold Western Sectional Swim Meet in Santa Clarita, which featured more than 900 swimmers from the Western United States. She reached the finals in three events and qualified for the Junior National Swim Meet in December at the University of Tennessee. Moseley broke the 13- 14-year-old Central California records for the 100 meter freestyle (58.27), which was previously held set Marybeth Linzmeier in 1977 (59.80), who went on to swim for the US National team. Moseley also broke one of the oldest standing 13-14 CCS records in the 100 backstroke (1:07.07), previously set by Holidae Vig in 1975 (1:07.50). Moseley swims for Bakersfield Aquatics Club under the direction of head coach Charlie Pike.
Han’s Taekwondo Academy had a strong finish at the Central California Juniors Championship. Academy students won 18 gold medals, two silver, and six bronze medals. Julian Esposo, Jasmine Arevalo, Sidney Cyrus and Eric Martinez won double gold medals in forms and sparring. Joseph Becera won gold in forms and silver in sparring. Jacob Becera and Romi Cyrus won gold in forms and bronze in sparring. Rodrigo Maldonado and Delbert Hake earned bronze in forms and gold in sparring. Jennifer Dooley, Amanda Alvarez, Tyler Napier and Christine Bonoan earned gold in their sparring divisions. Dean Arevalo and Coby Nguyen won bronze in sparring.