The Renegade Rip

Softball players earn all conference honors

May 6, 2004

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The Bakersfield College softball team ended their regular season with an impressive record of 30-11. And in the Blue Division of the Western State Conference their record of 19-5 put them in contention for first place during the entire season, although ending up with a second place finish and a place in the Regional post-season tournament. The All Conference honors for the...

Training Time

Julianna Crisalli

May 6, 2004

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Former assistant football coach, Jeff Chudy, is stepping up to fill the shoes of Dallas Grider as head coach. Chudy has been with the BC football program since 1992. For those 12 years he served as assistant coach. He said he is honored to follow in the footsteps of coaches before him. "It's a definite honor. Shoot, if you look in the history of Bakersfield College, you can...

Hitting streak, teamwork leads ‘Gades to victory

P.W. Scobey

April 29, 2004

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It was a come-from-behind win. Teamwork was apparent in the bottom of the seventh inning when the 'Gades scored on eight runs off 11 hits against the College of the Canyons during an April 24 game. "We've been that kind of team all season, and our offense is very capable," coach Tim Painton said. The 'Gades won the game 10-6. The unstoppable run kicked off with Chase Hoffman...

Owls soar past Eagles

Dennis Mahan

April 15, 2004

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The 2004 Men's Division II Elite Eight basketball tournament brought teams from all over the country to Bakersfield's Centennial Garden. The Kennesaw State Owls took the national championship home to Georgia by defeating the University of Southern Indiana Screaming Eagles. The Owls used fierce defense to stop the shooting offense of USI, which used their three-point shooting...

March Madness

Dennis Mahan

March 25, 2004

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The NCAA Men's Basketball Division II Elite Eight Championship began Wednesday at Centennial Garden. The University Of Southern Indiana Screaming Eagles and the Northwest Missouri State Bearcats kicked off the tournament with an exciting, hard-fought match up. The Screaming Eagles won the game 88-81, and advanced to the semi-finals scheduled for Thursday. The National...

Archery students find their inner Robin Hood

Barry Lipson

March 25, 2004

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Ever since man learned to throw a spear to capture food, his hunger for competition has captured civilization. The sport of archery dates back as far as 50,000 years B.C and Bakersfield College offers a class that not only satisfies physical education requirements, it allows students to follow in the shoes of Genghis Khan, William Tell and yes, even Robin Hood. While no one...

Renegades turn in solid performance at relays

Seth Nidever

March 25, 2004

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Bakersfield College athletes performed well March 12-13 in the 33rd annual edition of the BC Relays at Memorial Stadium. In fact, virtually every single competitor set either a personal or seasonal best, according to men's coach Bob Covey. "It was a good day. We had 1,900 entries, about 1,000 athletes total. It was just a very nice meet," Covey said. State champion hurdler...

Swinging into the season with Men’s Tennis

Aaron Stewart

March 11, 2004

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The men's tennis team took a 6-3 win over Los Angeles Pierce College on March 4. During the matches Nick Herndon, the No. 3 player on the team, came away as the team's top winner taking both his singles and doubles matches. As of Tuesday, the team was 5-1 and 2-0 in Western State Conference.

Swinging into the season with Women’s Tennis

P.W. Scobey

March 11, 2004

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Bakersfield College's women's tennis team beat Ventura 6-3 on Tuesday, bringing its record to 6-4 overall, according to coach Keith Hinds. "This is the most solid team I've had on all levels since I have been coaching at BC," Hinds said. The team has been playing well in singles matches; however, the coach says players could improve when it comes to doubles. Hinds hopes...

Victorious Renegades

Lee Maxwell

March 4, 2004

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BC's 2003-2004 track and field team geared up for their upcoming March 13 home meet by trouncing Santa Monica, LA Valley, Ventura and Oxnard. With first place finishes in the men's 1.10 high hurdles and women's 1500 meter race. Oxnard finished in at a dismal last place with only eight points. Third runner-up went to LA Valley who gained 13 points. Best in show went to...

Globetrotters make a stop at the Garden

Aaron Stewart

February 26, 2004

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The Harlem Globetrotters made yet another visit to the Centennial Garden Sunday in a game against the New York Nationals. The game was packed with jokes, goofing around, side games involving the mascot Globie, involvement with the audience, and somewhere in there, a basketball game. Paul "Showtime" Gaffney led the Globetrotters, armed with nothing but a mike and a good spirit...

Hoop squad poised for run at league title

P.W. Scobey

February 17, 2004

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Darrell Carter says he has high hopes for the men's basketball team's future and the remainder of the season. Despite the current record of 10-11, the Renegades' mentality is pretty sweet with the 16 men on the roster and the leadership of head coach George Nessman. "Teamwork is the centerpiece in all sports. Without it, you cannot win," Nessman stresses. The 'Gades' offensive...

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