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  1. Live blog: Masters wrestling championships, finals

    106: Justin Mejia, Clov, dec. Joey Cisneros, Red, 10-4 113: JJ Figueroa, Bak, dec. Matt Gamble, Mon, 3-1 120: Julian Gaytan, Clov, dec. Carlos Herrera, Bak, 6-5 126: Michael Knoblauch, CW, dec. Mason Pengilly, Port, 4-3 132: Matthew...

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    Live blog: Masters wrestling championships

    UPDATED, 6:04 p.m.: Another final qualifier is Exeter's Tyler Coker, a 13-4 winner against Dos Palos' John Galindo for ninth place at 160. At 170, both guys got in. Looks like there are just two matches left on the mat here, with a great...

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    How Liberty got the No. 2 seed, and why it's going to change next year's schedule

    Much of the discussion after boys basketball playoff seedings were released Saturday centered on Liberty being awarded the No. 2 seed despite a Friday night loss to Centennial that dropped the Patriots to a split title in the Southwest...

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    Quick girls basketball playoff preview

    There's a ton going on, between girls soccer semifinals tonight, a great slate of boys basketball quarterfinals tomorrow and section wrestling championships (for boys) and wrestling state championships (for girls) coming up this weekend,...

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    Quick boys basketball playoff preview

    The Central Section boys basketball playoffs begin in less than three hours, so I've got no time to waste if I'm going to get out any sort of a preview. We'll do girls hoops tomorrow. Here we go (you can click on the link at the top of...

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    Live blog: Yosemite Divisional wrestling, championships

    106: Justin Mejia, Clov, pin Joey Cisneros, Red, 5:51 113: Adrian Camposano, Central, dec. Durbin Lloren, Buch, 6-5 120: Julian Gaytan, Clov, dec. Jacob Delgado, El D, 12-11 126: Mason Pengilly, Port, dec. Michael Knoblauch, CW, 11-4 132:...

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    Live blog: Yosemite Divisional wrestling, Day 2

    UPDATED, 3:57 p.m.: And the last of the medal matches is on the mat right now, so we should be compete here soon. There it is. I'll put team scores first, followed by the rest of the medal matches. 1. Clovis 342.5; 2. Buchanan 226.5; 3....

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    Live blog: Yosemite Divisional wrestling

    UPDATED, 7:37 p.m.: Here are the last consolation winners of the night, followed by the team scores after Day 1. Worth noting is the heavyweight match between Jared Snyder of Frontier and Mark Guerrero of North, two locals who came in with...

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    Central Section basketball seeding projections

    Here are my seeding projections for the top three divisions (and a quick top four for the other two divisions) heading into tonight's games across the section. Playoff brackets will be unveiled Saturday afternoon on the section website,...

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    Live blog: SWYL wrestling championships

    106: Navonte Demions, B, pin Juan Mares, F, 0:30 113: J.J. Figueroa, B, pin Jordan Patoc, L, 2:56 120: Brock Welton, F, pin Carlos Herrera, B, 5:31 126: Sean Nickell, B, maj. dec. Josef Martin, S, 9-0 132: Jonathan Garcia, F, maj. dec....

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    National signing day interviews

    National signing day has come and gone without any surprises in Kern County, but it was still a day filled with emotion and joy for a lot of local athletes. I made it out to a few signings today and spoke with every local high school...

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    BVarsity alumni report, basketball edition

    While there's little disputing the quality of football in Kern County after the state runs made by Bakersfield and Bakersfield Christian, plus the college and NFL successes of Derek Carr, Cody Kessler and Ryan Mathews. Basketball, on the...

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    Garces fires Jim Maples after successful, controversial tenure

    Garces announced Tuesday that it has parted ways with football coach Jim Maples after two seasons that were both highly successful, and, lately, full of controversy. First, the statement from the school: John Fanucchi, the President of...

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