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HIGH SCHOOL NOTES: Liberty's Miller heads to US Amateur

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    By Henry A. Barrios / The Californian

    Liberty High's Warren Miller tracks his shot as he competes in the Central Section South Area Golf Championships held at Sundale Country Club May 6.

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    By AP Photo/David Cleveland

    Southern California quarterback Cody Kessler (6) throws the ball during the third quarter of the Las Vegas Bowl NCAA college football game against Fresno State, Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, in Las Vegas. USC defeated Fresno State 45-20.

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BY ZACH EWING Californian sports editor zewing@bakersfield.com

Liberty rising junior Warren Miller received entry into the U.S. Junior Amateur Championship next week at The Woodlands, Texas, outside Houston.

Miller placed third in a qualifying tournament at Riverbend Golf Club in Madera earlier this month, shooting 73-73 in two rounds on the par-72 course. The top two finishers received autmatic entry to the U.S. Junior Amateur, but when Samuel Kim of Irvine, the runner-up, pulled out with an injury, Miller was given the bid.

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Summer Breeze basketball scores

At Bakersfield Christian

Ridgeview 42 Chavez 34

Bakersfield 56 Highland 46

West 77 Liberty 18

Independence 45 Delano 42

Paso Robles 42 Arvin 15

Garces 24 McFarland 19

Bak. Christian 59 Shafter 20

Second round

Garces 33 Independence 31

West 53 Bak. Christian 29

Bakersfield 47 Ridgeview 41

The event, open to golfers age 18 and younger, begins Monday and Tuesday with two stroke-play rounds. The top 64 golfers advance to match play, which begins in head-to-head fashion Wednesday. The championship match is next Saturday.

Kessler at Manning camp

USC quarterback Cody Kessler, a Centennial graduate, is attending the famous Manning Passing Academy this weekend in Thibodaux, La.

Kessler, who led the Trojans to a 10-win season a year ago, will serve as a counselor at the camp, which is run by former NFL quarterback Archie Manning and his star sons, Peyton and Eli. College quarterbacks -- including Kessler, Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston of Florida State and fellow Pac-12 Conference QBs Sean Mannion of Oregon State and Stanford's Kevin Hogan -- help to instruct more than 1,000 high school quarterbacks.

Kessler also was named last week to the watch list for the Maxwell Award, given annually to the most oustanding player in college football. There are 76 players on the initial list. USC opens the season Aug. 30 at home against Fresno State.

Gillaspie mades USA team

Frontier catcher Logan Gillaspie has made the USA Baseball National Developement Team's 40-man roster, his father said this week.

Gillaspie will go to Cary, N.C., to compete with the team after competing for the SoCal Cardinals at the 17U West National Team Championship in Arizona.

Gillaspie also has been invited to tryouts for the Area Code Games in Stockton for the Oakland A's team.

Stockdale splits summer title

Stockdale's boys basketball team shared the North of the River Summer League championship with Ridgeview. Both teams finished 8-2, and the teams split two head-to-head meetings. Ridgeview was given the chance to represent the NOR league in the Summer League crossover championship Thursday at Garces.

Liberty finished third at 7-3.

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