The Renegade Rip

Softball team heads to regional playoffs

Dominic Troffer

May 1, 2003

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The Bakersfield College softball team has just wrapped up its best season in recent memory, with an overall record of 30-11. According to longtime coach Sandi Taylor, the team is poised to make a run at this year's playoffs starting Saturday at Mount San Antonio College in Chino. Taylor said it was player determination which made the team the most successful in her 12 years...

Giving his all for basketball

Leanne Cave

April 24, 2003

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Nathan Gutierrez was born with spina bifida, a spinal condition that can confine one to a wheelchair. But Gutierrez was born with something that a wheelchair cannot hold back: a passion and love for the game of basketball. Jan Stuebbe, Bakersfield College athletics director, said that Gutierrez is a person who never complains when asked to do something. He has a positive attitude...

Annual dinner honors track and field hall of fame inductees

Leanne Cave

April 24, 2003

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There were many touching moments at the 2003 Bakersfield College Hall of Fame Track & Field and Cross Country Alumni Dinner. The highlight of the evening was the first award given. The 2003 Norm Hoffman Scholarship Award was introduced by Hoffman's son, Grant Hoffman. Hoffman was an assistant track and field coach at BC for 17 years and taught health classes. He was killed...

Strrriike!!

Jeff Eagan

April 3, 2003

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The lanes stand silent in the still morning air as Bakersfield College students slowly make their way through the glass doors of Westchester Bowl. They all have their reasons for bowling, but their single purpose is to meet for their daily game as part of a physical fitness class. The cadre of bowlers all have their own unique styles, some callously throwing the ball down...

Track and field teams show their strengths

Leanne Cave

March 27, 2003

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The Bakersfield College track-and-field teams will be tested as they compete Saturday against Mt. San Antonio, one of the top four community college teams in the state, and Fresno State, which is a four-year perennial powerhouse in track and field. "This will be a great opportunity and good practice against tough competition," said Bob Covey, men's track and field coach, about...

Baseball recovers from injuries

Victor Garcia

March 20, 2003

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Bakersfield College's baseball team has had an up and down season so far this year due to injuries. The Renegades' record is 15-11 and 6-5 in the Western State Conference. "We started the season with a rash of injuries for the first month of the season. We have kind of weathered that storm now. We are getting people back healthy and we feel like our best baseball is still...

Import car show attracts young racers and fans

Edelith Obas

March 6, 2003

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Spectators lined across the fence to catch a glimpse of one of their favorite drag racers at an event called Battle of the Imports Drag Racing and Car Show in Famoso last weekend, organized by the International Drag Racing Association. Throughout the state, racers made their way for a weekend featuring import cars that have been modified. A variety of import cars showed up...

After tough season, Grider plans to remain at BC

Leanne Cave

March 6, 2003

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Coaching football has been a successful way of life for Bakersfield College head coach Dallas Grider. So why are rumors flying that he is stepping down because of one mediocre season? The rumors can be put to rest. Grider plans to stay at least two more years and already has set the recruiting wheels in motion. Grider said to be successful in the Western State Conference next...

Different Strokes

Daniella Williams and Daniella Williams

February 27, 2003

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The people who use the Bakersfield College pool at night in the middle of winter are not crazy, just determined to get in their swim time. Despite temperatures anywhere between 40 and 50 degrees, the 5:30 to 7 p.m. session of the Swim and Stay Fit class is hanging in there. "These are the die-hards," says Charlie Pike, the instructor for the class. He explains that the common...

Community support saves BC tennis teams

Leanne Cave and Leanne Cave

February 27, 2003

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The Bakersfield College men and women's tennis teams were all but canceled at the end of the 2002 spring semester. "We were told there wasn't going to be any tennis in 2003," said Rob Slaybaugh, men's tennis coach. "As far as athletics are concerned, if you want to exist, you have to raise the money for your operational costs." But thanks to strong community support and fund-raising,...

Athletics not spared from budget cuts

Leanne Cave and Leanne Cave

February 27, 2003

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The proposed $6 million budget cuts present a big puzzle that Bakersfield College will have to solve. Each of the 55 programs at the college will have to evaluate and try to come up with a piece of the puzzle that meets the needs of the students as well as keep the institution from suffering as a whole. And the Athletics Department is no exception. According to BC , Athletics...

BC unveils Culver clubhouse

Victor Garcia

February 20, 2003

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The Bakersfield College Athletic Department has accomplished a milestone with the completion of the George Culver Baseball Clubhouse. "It definitely is one of a kind at the community college level," said BC baseball coach Tim Painton. According to Painton, the idea came about 15 years ago from former baseball coach John Moncier and George Culver, who wanted to upgrade BC's...

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