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    Drillers pull away from Hawks

    BY ZACH EWING The Bakersfield Californian
    Friday, Oct 24 2014 11:42 PM

    There's not a French term for "pick-six," but there is for "I've seen this somewhere before." It's called deja vu, and Bakersfield High had the happiest case possible in a 26-7 win at Centennial on Friday night.

    For the second straight week, the Drillers clung to a 12-7 lead against a Southwest Yosemite League opponent, and for the second straight week, senior cornerback Curtis Hampton intercepted a pass and returned it for a touchdown to seal victory.

    "I was just trying to make a play for my team and get that 'W' so we could go home happy," Hampton said. "It felt good."

    Darrious Eaton added a pick-six for good measure on Centennial's next drive, and Bakersfield improved to 7-1 and 3-0 in the SWYL.

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    Cabezuela leads Wasco

    TAFT -- It wasn't pretty, but for Wasco coach Rusvel Prado, pretty doesn't win football games. The Tigers beat Taft 24-3 to remain in the hunt for the South Sequoia League title. "It doesn't really matter how you get the 'W' as long as...

  3. Falcons pull away from Vikes, 40-19

    Independence High suited up only 26 players Friday night. But those 26 packed a wallop. The Falcons had a 20-0 lead by early in the second quarter and pulled away in the second half for a 40-19 South Yosemite League win at West....

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    Watters' clutch TD lifts Golden Valley

    Golden Valley quarterback Tyler Watters finished with 93 yards and scored the go-ahead touchdown in the fourth quarter to lead the Bulldogs to a 13-10 upset of Tehachapi on Friday. Watters' clutch touchdown came on a 10-yard run in the...

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    Week 8 HS football scorelist

    (BVarsity Central Section ranking in parentheses) Kern County Friday (2) Bakersfield 26, (20) Centennial 7 (3) Ridgeview 49, East 13 (4) Liberty 55, Garces 0 (22) Frontier 28, (19) Stockdale 17 (25) Chavez 21, Kennedy 6 Golden...

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    NBA preview: Uncertainty reigns in Lakerland

    LOS ANGELES-- Byron Scott realizes he got his dream coaching job at a time when the Los Angeles Lakers are much closer to their absolute worst than their hallowed best. Kobe Bryant knows he's playing with what appears to be the least...

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    NBA preview: Clippers primed for title run

    LOS ANGELES -- Believing the Los Angeles Clippers were just a few pieces away from contending for the franchise's first NBA championship, coach Doc Rivers went out and upgraded the roster. He's about to start finding out if the team is...

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    Week 8 Kern County prep football box scores

    Liberty 55, Garces 0 Garces0000--0Liberty281377--55 First quarter L--Jountti fumble recovery (Galland kick) L--Mariscal 66 run (Galland kick) L--Scott 61 pass from Love (Galland kick) L--Decker 71 run (Galland kick) Second quarter...

  9. Oct. 24 high school roundup

    Volleyball Ridgeview d. Golden Valley, 25-15, 23-25, 27-25, 14-25, 17-15 (Thursday) GVHS (4-6, 2-4 SYL): Aces: Browden 3, Santoyo 3; Kills: Browden 17, Watters 15, Urias 6; Digs: Santoyo 16, Browden 13, Nunez 13, Fox 10; Assists:...

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    Royals take 2-1 series lead

    SAN FRANCISCO -- Sparkling defense, a stingy bullpen and just enough timely hitting. That winning formula of fundamental baseball has put the Kansas City Royals ahead in the World Series. They even looked comfortable in the tricky...

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    USC, Utah bring top-rate runners into Pac-12 game

    USC's Javorius Allen won't be the only high-performance running back on the field when the No. 20 Trojans play No. 19 Utah tonight at Salt Lake City. Utah's Devontae Booker is averaging 123.7 yards rushing per game, second behind Allen in...

  12. Mariscal's three TDs power Liberty, 55-0

    Liberty's Anthony Mariscal recorded a unique touchdown hat trick on Friday night. He found the end zone on a 66-yard run, reeled in an interception and ran it 16 yards for a touchdown, and also returned a kickoff 62 yards to complete the...

  13. Condors fade in 3rd period

    The Condors played pretty good hockey for 50 minutes on Friday night at Rabobank Arena, but the final 10 proved costly. Idaho's Alex Belzile tied the game on a power-play goal with 7½ minutes left then Brett Robinson scored short- handed...

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