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    Ten BHS wrestlers, 14 other Kern County wrestlers on preseason list

    BY TREVOR HORN The Bakersfield Californian
    Tuesday, Dec 16 2014 02:18 PM

    The authority on California state high school wrestling rankings, The California Wrestler, released its 2014-15 preseason rankings last week, with ten Bakersfield wrestlers and a total of 24 Kern County wrestlers made the top-40 and honorable mention within the 14 weight classes.

    The Drilers are the No. 7 ranked team in the state with Central Section foes Buchanan and Clovis coming in as the top two in the preseason poll.

    Here is a run down of local wrestlers with their weight class and ranking. 106 10. Tommy Ortiz, senior, Kennedy 36. Izzak Olejnik, freshman, Bakersfield

    113 2. Navonte Demison, sophomore, Bakersfield 120 6. J.J. Figuerroa, sophomore, Bakersfield 126 4. Carlos Herrera, senior, Bakersfield  9. Fernando Perez,...

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    Ridgeview vs. Redlands East Valley LIVE BLOG

    We're live in Redlands for the CIF Division II Southern Cal regional championship. Follow along with the Storify we've created for tonight's game. [View the story "Ridgeview vs. Redlands East Valley live blog" on Storify]

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    Saturday's Kern Schools Shootout schedule

    If you're not into Ridgeview's big football game Saturday, or if you just don't want to make the three-hour trip to Redlands (Trevor, Louis and I are taking off around noon), then you've got other options to fill your high school sports...

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    Friday's Kern Schools Shootout schedule

    Great day of quarterfinals at the Kern Schools Shootout, with three of the four championship-bracket games decided by single digits. The big news was Tehachapi's 65-62 victory over Liberty; it's the Warriors' first win over a Division I...

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    Thursday's Kern Schools Shootout schedule

    The game of the night in the first round of the Lloyd Williams/Kern Schools Shootout was Ridgeview's 55-54 victory over Monache on an Isaiah Martin buzzer-beater. Ridgeview trailed by a point with 10 seconds left and fouled Monache after...

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    First Impression: C.J. West, Garces are for real

    I was finally able to a first-hand look at Garces girls basketball standout C.J. West last night in a shortened game at home against Visalia-Redwood on Tuesday night, and I don't have to tell you, she is legit. But so is the rest of the...

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    Zach Ewing's Week 15 predictions: CIF regional bowls

    I noticed shortly after I posted my five Central Section championship game predictions that Nick Papagni, formerly of 940 ESPN Radio in Fresno and now simply the owner and operator of an invaluable resource, his website www.thepagmeter...

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    Full interviews with Liberty, Ridgeview coaches, players

    Earlier this week, I went out to Liberty and Ridgeview to do on-camera interviews with players and coaches from Liberty and Ridgeview leading up to the Central Section football championship games Friday. Here are all of the interviews in...

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    New all-star game honors senior volleyball players

    The Kern High School School District started a new project this week that Director of School Support Services Stan Greene hopes will be the beginning of a long tradition. There will be a senior volleyball all star festivity Thursday at...

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    Zach Ewing's championship week previews and predictions

    Championship week has arrived, and though Kern County isn't quite as heavily involved as it has been in the recent past — local teams graced each of the top four divisions last year, and the year before that there were four teams in three...

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    Fien, Harker earn conference volleyball honors

    Two former Kern County volleyball players were honored this week with annual conference awards. Former Frontier outside hitter Kelsey Fien, a junior at Nebraska, was named to the All-Big Ten team. It is the first such honor for Fien, who...

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    Drillers wrestling in preseason national rankings

    A little late to the party here, but InterMat Wrestling released a national top 50 last month, with Bakersfield High coming in at No. 27. Three other California programs are also ranked in the top 20 of the rankings, with two coming from...

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    BVARSITY TOP 25: Top 2 teams to meet in section D-I championship

    Championship Week has arrived in the Central Section, and we've got a 1 vs. 2 matchup in the Division I final, just like you draw it up: No. 2 Liberty at No. 1 Fresno-Edison. Some might argue that point, actually, considering No. 3...

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