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    Garces football moved back to Division II

    BY TREVOR HORN Californian staff writer
    Tuesday, Sep 02 2014 03:28 PM

    The Central Section has granted the Garces football team a move back to the Division II playoffs this season. The Rams (0-1) were originally placed in D-I after last season.

    The administration began the appeal process in late spring. After an initial denial, new coach Tim Antongiovanni rewrote the appeal based on a nine-point criteria the section uses to determine divisional seeding.

    The section's criteria includes: A drop in enrollment, how many players graduated from the program, the number of returning players, how lower level teams played the previous season, transfers (in and out of school), how the team fared against other teams in its league, enrollment of the school versus others in the division as well as other extenuating...

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    BVarsity Live Blog: Bakersfield vs. Oaks Christian

    Here is your livestream link for the BVarsity Live blog update for the preps football double header at Bakersfield College's Memorial Stadium beginning at 6 with the matchup of Frontier vs. Ridgeview. The Bakersfield vs. Oak Christian game...

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    Zach Ewing's Week 0 predictions

    We're back and ready for a new high school football season in two days (TWO DAYS PEOPLE!) and I'm also back, ready to deliver some predictions goodness, even though I'm in a new role with The Californian. For those who don't know, I was...

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    BVarsity Season Opener Schedule

    BVarsity is beefing up our preps football coverage this season, which includes us cueing up our inner LeBron James with a "Not one, not two ... " but three live streaming games each week this season. The coverage starts with broadcasts...

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    Local Linemen Garner Cal-Hi Recognition

    We are T-minus three days and counting until the kickoff of the prep football season and more recognition is coming in for local players. Matt Smith, the starting running back and linebacker for Bakersfield Christian, and Nigel Brooks, a...

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    CIF tweaks bowl format; new format would have left 2013 Drillers out

    The CIF announced this morning it was scrapping the Open Division regional bowl game and going back to the original format. The change will have a huge ripple effect, because it will take one team from the north and one south team for the...

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    BHS ranked 14th in western U.S. by MaxPreps

    Bakersfield football team is once again on another national media Top-25. MaxPreps computer rankings put the Drillers at No. 14 in a ranking of the 10 states west of the Rocky Mountains. A year removed from the CIF State Division I...

  8. Twinbill Aug. 29 brings prep football back to BC

    It will be a prep football fan’s dream: Four programs with big aspirations for 2013 opening their seasons at the same venue in a single-admission doubleheader. The Kern High School District and Bakersfield College on Friday jointly...

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    Tehachapi looks to keep running through opponents

    TEHACHAPI -- All Chris Rhodes needs to do to learn about the rigors of being the lead running back for Tehachapi is to look across the table at family dinners. His older brother, Phil, was the lead back who led the Warriors to the 2010...


    Ridgeview RB Croney eligible immediately

    Star running back Sheldon Croney will be immediately eligible for Ridgeview this season after transferring from Garces, Central Section commissioner Jim Crichlow said. Croney, a 5-foot-11, 210-pound senior who set multiple school records...

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    TREVOR HORN: No shortage of talent this year in Kern football

    For my first week on the job as the new high school sports writer for BVarsity and The Californian, I wanted to hit the ground running. Lucky for me, that's exactly what the football programs around Kern County are doing, too. I made my...

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    Early look at Centennial football

    This time last summer, Kevin Sneed wasn’t feeling well. Lethargic and not with the same pep in his step that he’s used heading into the football campaign, he soon was given news no one wants to hear - he had throat cancer. Now, with a...

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    Update on Stockdale softball's Alexis Rodriguez

    The Californian's summer intern, Cameron Miller (you might remember him as a great cross country runner locally a couple of years ago), was at a fundraiser dinner Thursday night for Stockdale rising senior Alexis Rodriguez, who was...

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