The Renegade Rip

Road to Athens

Chris Wong

February 17, 2004

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Fight Night took place in Bakersfield at the Holiday Inn Select on February 4, 2004. The fights are part of the Western Boxing Trials held in Bakersfield from Feb. 2 to Feb. 7. The winners of the trials go on to fight for a chance to be on the Olympic team that will compete in Athens in 2004.

X-Country Story–DO NOT POST

Seth Nidever

December 4, 2003

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Coach Bob Covey knows why this men's cross country season hasn't been as successful as the last. It's no mystery. Four of his top five runners did not return, three due to ineligibility and one, his best runner, because of personal issues. With those runners, last year's team placed second out of 13 in the league championships and went on to place ninth in the state meet. This...

Football coach Grider to retire

December 4, 2003

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Dallas Grider announced Monday in a news conference that he will step down as head coach of the Bakersfield College Football Program effective immediately, according to a college press release. Grider cited health reasons for his decision. He underwent angioplasty in October to remove a blockage from a clogged artery. "My past nine years as head coach of the BC Renegades...

Former Olympic athlete runs for BC

Julianna Crisalli

December 4, 2003

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When he was only 20, Filip Walotka ran in the 4x4 relay in the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia, as a member of the Polish team. Walotka came to the United States two years ago and is now completing his fourth semester at Bakersfield College. He said his major is undecided, but he hopes to become a sports manager in the future. "I like it here," Walotka said. "I...

A love of the game

Carisa A. Dalton

December 4, 2003

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Originally from Southern California, Brent Davis never thought of ever settling down in Bakersfield, a move from sunny beaches to the "Dust Bowl." "This town is great except for the air quality. I like what I do, though," said the 25-year-old assistant basketball coach and teacher at Bakersfield College. He was athletic when he was in high school and played both basketball...

Disabled students find warm welcome in adaptive PE

Jeanette Alvarez, Special to The Rip

November 20, 2003

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When Kathy Moretti goes to work, it is more as if she is going to see family. That is how she sees the Adaptive Physical Education Program. The program is designed for students with physical disabilities, but about 20 percent of those who enroll in the class can be non disabled students who just want an individualized program. Assistants Jake Davis and Mandy Drath help the...

Women’s golf team upsets dominating school in final match

Aaron Stewart

November 20, 2003

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In the past three years, College of the Canyons has only been beaten once in Western State Conference play. The BC women's golf team wanted to make sure that number was raised to two before the end of this season. On Nov. 5, they accomplished that goal. Cyndi Walla and Jeong Yoo led the women to a victory over College of the Canyons at Rio Bravo Country Club with rounds...

Covey still going strong after 41 years of coaching

Seth Nidever

November 6, 2003

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Bob Covey has been at it for quite a while. This year marks his 41st at Bakersfield College as health instructor and head coach of men's track and cross country. It's not that there haven't been plenty of opportunities to go elsewhere. Over the years, several Division I schools came calling with offers to take over their prestigious programs. He turned them all down. Now,...

Renegades win again

Victor Garcia

November 6, 2003

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The Renegades beat L.A. Pierce 49-13 Saturday in a football game that was decided in the first quarter. BC jumped to a quick lead in the first quarter after a fumble by L.A. Pierce near the goal line. A couple of plays later, running back Derek Kielkopf ran for a 12-yard touchdown to start the Renegades scoring drive. They never looked back. The team went on to score six...

Cross Country Season

Seth Nidever

November 6, 2003

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Coach Bob Covey knows why this men's cross-country season hasn't been as successful as the last. It's no mystery. Four of his top five runners did not return, three due to ineligibility and one, his best runner, because of personal issues. With those runners, last year's team placed second out of 13 in the league championships and went on to place ninth in the state meet. This...

‘Showtime’

Lee Maxwell

November 6, 2003

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SLIDESHOW Scenes from the Lakers' recent game in Bakersfield. function openSlideShow733(){window.open(slideshowpath + 733,'selectUser',config='scrollbars=No,resizable=Yes');}See the picturesOn one of Bakersfield's final balmy Sundays, Centennial Garden transformed into a sea of purple and gold known as "Lakersfield." Anxious Los Angeles Lakers fans arrived as early as noon for a show that didn't...

48-0 Shutout!

Carisa A. Dalton

October 30, 2003

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Homecoming was more like a "Home Going" for Santa Barbara City College last Saturday at BC's football game. The Renegades blew out Santa Barbara, 48-0, giving BC a chance to play in the playoffs. Head Renegade football coach Dallas Grider was pleased with the results of Saturday's feast of a game. "We executed probably as well as we have all year. The thing I was pleased...

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