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    PHOTOS: Revisiting Kevin Harvick's Winston Cup debut in 2001

    STORY AND PHOTOS BY JOHN HARTE * FOR THE CALIFORNIAN
    Saturday, Nov 22 2014 10:52 PM

    On Feb. 18, 2001, the auto racing world suffered one of its most devastating losses when the legendary NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt was killed in an accident on the final lap of the Daytona 500.

    Kevin Harvick, a highly-touted, 25-year-old driver in the Richard Childress Racing stable, was tabbed by Childress to replace Earnhardt on NASCAR's biggest stage, the Winston Cup (now Sprint Cup) series.

    Suddenly, the Bakersfield racer who attended and wrestled at North High found himself thrust into the national spotlight. Not only was he now driving on NASCAR's top level, he also was replacing one of the sport's greatest drivers.

    Harvick's first Winston Cup ride was a week after Daytona, where he finished 14th out of 43 cars in the Subway...

  2. Hundley throws 3 TD passes, runs for score to power No. 9 UCLA

    PASADENA -- UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley threw for three touchdowns and ran for another as the Bruins defeated crosstown rival USC 38-20 on Saturday at the Rose Bowl. The game was close throughout most of the first half, but UCLA scored a...

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    EWING: Despite off game, Kessler a sweet spot in season gone sour

    PASADENA It won't become official for another month or so, but for Cody Kessler and USC's football team Saturday night at the Rose Bowl, it became time to turn attention to next year. That's because UCLA, kings of Los Angeles football...

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    BC's has a special game in bowl win over Chaffey

    Special teams are part of nearly every football practice at Bakersfield College. On Saturday, the many hours spent in that area this season paid off. Every BC point was scored by or set up by special teams, and the Renegades concluded...

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    Third time is the charm for Garces girls water polo

    Garces water polo coach Petra Koudelkova-Robles woke up Saturday and reflected on how the last two seasons ended for the Rams girls team. Both times, in the Central Section Division III championship game, Hanford beat Garces by one point...

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    CSUB volleyball sweeps Seattle, wins WAC title

    With confetti streaming down, the Roadrunners swarmed in a dog pile, shouting cheers of joy. Having just won its first Western Athletic Conference Volleyball Tournament championship, which gave Cal State Bakersfield an automatic bid to...

  7. Former Drillers lead CSUB in 'homecoming' victory

    It was a triumphant return to Bakersfield High for former Drillers Ian Nickell, Timmy Box, Coleman Hammond and Bryce Hammond as they helped the Cal State Bakersfield wrestling team beat Northern Colorado 28-15 on Saturday at BHS. The dual...

  8. Sprint Cars set to run at KCRP today

    Top Sprint Car drivers from throughout the nation will converge on Kern County Raceway Park this afternoon for the King of the Wing George Snider Classic on the paved half-mile oval. The 40-lap feature is the final event in a six race...

  9. Video highlights of Garces girls water polo championships

    The Garces girls water polo team beat Hanford 10-5 for the Central Section Division II championships on Saturday. Here are the video highlights, a full story coming in Sunday's edition of The Bakersfield Californian.    

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    PHOTOS: BC's flag carrier to lead team one last time

    Peter Reyes, 71, has been a Bakersfield College football fan since 1958, when he was a teenager. For more than 30 years -- he can't remember exactly when it started -- he has led the Renegades onto the field at Memorial Stadium for their...

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    Stingy 'D' propels Chavez past Fresno-Roosevelt, 13-7

    DELANO -- Casey Quinn is making his first season as the head coach at Chavez a memorable one. Quinn and the stingy Titans defense defeated Fresno-Roosevelt 13-7 in the Central Section Division IV quarterfinals on Friday night. No. 3...

  12. Fowler stuns No. 2 Kern Valley

    FOWLER -- An offensive explosion and big defensive plays created the perfect recipe for an upset in the Division V bracket of the Central Section football playoffs. Fowler High (9-3) racked up 520 yards and forced four turnovers on its...

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    Nov. 21 HS football game stats

    Division I quarterfinals No. 2 Liberty 21, No. 7 Clovis West 6 Clovis West330 0--6 Liberty07014--21 First quarter CW--Marrone 30 FG Second quarter L--Barnes 71 interception return (Galland kick) CW--Marrone 21 FG Fourth quarter...

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