By THE BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN
11U travel team seeking players for 2012-13 season. Email: Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or call: (661) 487-9331.
Bakersfield Nitro 11U boys travel team is holding tryouts Saturday (July 28) at Fuitvale-Norris Park, field 3 at 10 a.m. Player can't turn 11 prior to April 31, 2012. For more information, please contact Jesus at (661) 205-7793.
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
19th annual Santa Maria Valley Men’s Amateur Championship, Saturday-Sunday; 36 holes stroke play with a scratch flight and two handicap flights. Entry fee: $175, includes green fees, carts on Sunday, range balls, tee prize, closest-to-the-hole on all par 3s, meals, and up to $8,000 in prizes. Call Rancho Maria Golf Club (805) 937-2019 or visit ranchomariagolf.com.
33rd Bakersfield City Amateur tournament, Saturday-Sunday (July 28-29) at Sundale Country Club. Entry is $120 and includes two rounds of golf, a Saturday lunch, a tee prize and awards. Entry deadline is Thursday at 5 p.m. There will be a championship flight, a handicapped flight and a seniors flight (50 and over). Call the Sundale pro shop (661) 831-5224 for information.
Interested in officiating high school football? There will be a meeting for prospective officials for the 2012 season at 6:30 p.m. today (July 24) at Ellis Island Pizza, 3611 Stockdale Hwy, focusing on duties and responsibilities for a new officials. Contact John Bermejo (661) 333-0762.
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.
Golden Volleyball Camp for incoming freshmen, and also eighth-graders and younger, July 31-Aug. 3, noon-3 p.m. at Centennial High gym. $125 per player. Make checks payable to Golden Volleyball Camp, c/o Brooke Roberts, 9508 Durand Oak Ct., Bakersfield CA 93311. For more information, call (661) 204-7444 or 588-8601, ext. 63074
The Kern Krushers, representing Bakersfield Southwest Baseball in the PONY Bronco Division All-Star tournament, finished its season 13-3. The team won the West Zone North Region District and Section titles, and was the runner-up in the Regional before being eliminated Sunday at the Super Regionals in Whittier with a 4-3 loss to La Mirada in eight innings. The team: Jacob Stuteville, Zach Griffin, Easton McMurray, Sean Mullen, Ronnie Stapp, Ethan Van Horn, Matt Borda, Garrett Greenlee, Luke Fringer, Evan Van Fossen and Jack Tobias. Coaches: Brock McMurray, Sean Mullen and Troy Fringer.
BUA Elite won the bronze medal game at the California State Games in San Diego. Pictured (top, l-to-r): Assistant coach Brandon Barnes, assistant coach Jimmy Henry, Caleb Reaves, Daniel Viveros, Bryce Jackson, Kameron Burris-Garofalo, Jimmy Henry Jr., head coach Jesse Soto. Bottom: Bently Waller, RJ Banks, Seth Marantos, Kadar Waller and Isaiah Hill.
Mario Ikino, left, won the men’s black belt kata and the grand champion kata title, and Jason Hanby was second in the men’s black belt kata at the recent Battle of the Dojos tournament in Hanford. They represented Way of Japan Karate in Bakersfield.
Bustos Elite 2001 10U finished second Saturday in the 2012 NSA Western World Series in Las Vegas. The team: Reagan Hamilton, Hailey Adams, Te’La Beard, Erin Padilla, Baylee Garrett, Kamryn Leoffler, Madison Sa, Christina Gonzalez, Bethany Cobian, Shelbie Valencia, Shelby Buchanan. Coaches: Craig Hamilton, Dave Garrett, Jay Gonzalez.
Track and field
Impact Throwers Club had members qualify for AAU National Junior Olympics in Houston in shot put and discus. Coach Rod Chronister, Corbin Chronister, Daniel Viveros, Jessi Solis and Alicia Viveros. Solis also competed in USA Track and Field Area Qualifier and placed first in javelin and discus, and got third in shot put. Alicia Viveros participated in the California State Games and placed first in shot put and discus. Solis and Alicia Viveros will participate in the AAU Junior Olympics next week.
The Bakersfield Water Polo Club had some solid performances at the Hale Water Polo Tournament in Southern California. The 10U mixed team placed ninth, the 12U boys placed third (both with 4-1 records), the 14U boys placed 10th and the 18U boys placed 25th (both with 3-2 records). These teams will now head to Northern California to play in the USA Water Polo 2012 Junior Olympics.