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    Zach Ewing's Week 0 predictions

    Thursday, Aug 28 2014 12:13 AM

    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 named sports editor back in May, and our new prep sports writer is Trevor Horn. He's been blogging ... and tweeting ... and Instagram-ing ... and shooting video and doing just about everything else you can think of since he started a month ago, but I figured I'll still chip in here and there.

    One of the ways I'll do that is by continuing a tradition I've had since the 2008 football season — my weekly Wednesday predictions. I'll give a short preview on each game and sum it up with my pick.

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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...

  4. 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...

  6. 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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    BVARSITY: Most popular videos of 2013-2014

    Enjoy this list of most popular videos from the 2013-2014 school year. There were some magical moments during the school year, with plenty of drama on the field, the court and on the track. There are a few that might suprise you, and there...


    Live from Clovis at Veterans Memorial Stadium is The Bakersfield Californian's coverage of the 2014 CIF-State Track and Field Championships. Refresh this page to follow the action from the state meet. Today's coverage is focused on...

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