The Renegade Rip

‘Gades face tough challenge

Leanne Cave

October 3, 2002

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The Bakersfield College Renegades will travel to Ventura College Saturday with high hopes of rebounding from a disappointing 21-14 loss to the Moorpark Raiders at home Sept. 28. It will be a tough test as Ventura gave BC all it could handle last year. "Ventura gave us fits last year at our place," head coach Dallas Grider said. "They are always shooting for us. It will be...

Sports Digest

Demethrasis Blackmon

October 3, 2002

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BC runner finishes first at event Giovani Perezchica led the men's cross country team to a second place finish during the Orange Coast Invitational Saturday in Costa Mesa. The women's team finished in fifth place Perezchica won the race with a personal best time of 20 minutes, 32 seconds. Brooklan Grimes and Adela Flores both finished in the top 20. Grimes posted a time...

‘Gades set to battle Moorpark

Leanne Cave

September 26, 2002

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The Bakersfield College Renegades will host Moorpark College on Saturday after two consecutive weeks of playing the pesky Falcons of Cerritos and West Hills. The 'Gades suffered a 35-0 home loss to Cerritos but managed to escape with a 28-21 victory over West Hills on the road to improve to 1-1. Even though the 'Gades are a young team, the defense stepped up when it had to...

Where have all the cheerleaders gone?

Leanne Cave

September 26, 2002

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Two things are scarce at Bakersfield College this year, parking spaces and cheerleaders. Why are there only six cheerleaders when the enrollment at BC is approximately 15,000 students? And why aren't there male cheerleaders? At the BC-Cerritos game, Cerritos College showed up with a Falcon army. A total of 55 men and women cheerleaders wearing blue and white trimmed in gold...

Wrestlers open with style

Demethrasis Blackmon

September 19, 2002

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The Bakersfield College wrestling team opened the 2002 season at the Gil Bishop Sports Center and made the most of its home mat advantage. BC, Santa Ana College, Mount San Antonio College, Golden West College, Modesto College, Cypress College and Cuesta College competed at the Bakersfield Duals on Saturday. The 'Gades went undefeated in their three matches and five of the...

BC stumbles as Falcons soar

Leanne Cave

September 19, 2002

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After a 35-0 clawing by the Cerritos Falcons in the season home opener Sept. 14, the Bakersfield College Renegades will travel to Coalinga Saturday and attempt to put the pieces back together against the Falcons of West Hills College. This will be a test to see just how much ability the 2002 BC football team possesses. "We are a very young team," head coach Dallas Grider...

Team readies for conference play

Demethrasis Blackmon

September 19, 2002

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With the heat of the summer sun fading to fall, the Bakersfield College soccer team's schedule is beginning to heat up. The team will finish off its non-conference schedule with a game Saturday at Ventura and Tuesday against Cuesta at BC. Against Allan Hancock on Tuesday, the 'Gades played to a first half tie before being called for a foul in the box midway through the second...

Falcon face off

Leanne Cave

September 12, 2002

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The Bakersfield College Renegades will face a challenge when the Cerritos Falcons come to town to play the season opener for both teams Saturday at Memorial Stadium at 7 p.m. Cerritos handed BC a 21-19 loss in the 2001 season that ultimately denied the 'Gades the chance to play for the state championship. "This will be a tremendous challenge right off the bat," BC head coach...

Clappers boost Blaze, funds

Cathleen Wang
Liberty High School

June 26, 2002

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The downside is fans of the Bakersfield Blaze have stopped cheering. The upside is they are clapping even louder. The noise is due to the clapper, a trendy piece of plastic that claps louder than a normal person could. Fans feel no discomfort and make more noise. "I thought it was a good thing to have," Phyllis Waldo said. "They help us make noise and they pick it up on the...

A dog’s life

Daniel Cacopardo
East Bakersfield High School

June 26, 2002

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Everyone knows the Blaze mascot Rookie, the Dalmatian who keeps the crowd going by dancing and entertaining everyone. But do you know the person behind that big dog suit? Her name is Lena Franzen. She has been the mascot for the Blaze for about three years. "This year is my last year here," she said with a smile. Her job consists of entertaining the crowd, promoting things...

Crowd controller enjoys fan interaction

Ashley Owens
Bakersfield High School

June 26, 2002

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Jim Miller is not your average senior citizen. With zest in his body and mind, he lives each day to the fullest. One way he stays active is his job as a crowd controller at the Sam Lynn Ball Park. "As you get older, you want to keep your body and mind active," he said. "I do it to keep myself up with the new generation. It makes me feel good. I have a lot of fun with young...

**NEEDS PHOTOS** A night at the park: Scenes from Sam Lynn Ball Park

June 26, 2002

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Right: Bakersfield Blaze fan Amy Schaumburg leans on the shoulder of Marcus Frame during the ball game on June 20. Below: Blaze starting pitcher Doug Waechter throws early in the game. The Blaze lost, 3-2, to the San Jose Giants. Bottom: Irwin Centeno slides into third base under Julio Cordido of San Jose. Below: Marrissa Best enjoys herself at a recent game. Above: Waechter...

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