The Renegade Rip

FIRST PERSONMud, Sweat and Happiness

Seth Nidever

October 30, 2003

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Pain can be a wonderful thing. Standing at the starting line of Volkslauf 2003, my worries about going back to school and how I was going to pay for it faded. It was the kind of distraction that makes you forget about bigger problems because there is a more immediate one staring you in the face. Kind of like a soothing toothache. True, many people think a toothache is just...

X-Country Story

Seth Nidever

October 30, 2003

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BC Cross-Country Story/Nidever/10-20-03 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...

‘Gades lose to Allan Hancock Bulldogs

Julianna Crisalli

October 7, 2003

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After a 28-17 loss to the Allan Hancock College Bulldogs on Oct. 4, the Bakersfield College Renegades were disappointed and reluctant to talk about the game. "The team feels really down right now," said Tyler Hawkins, offensive linebacker for Bakersfield. Bulldog quarterback Chad Nicholson led his team to its win with two quarterback sneaks ending in touchdowns, as well as...

‘Gades win against L.A. Valley College

Ian Hamilton

October 2, 2003

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Bakersfield College Renegade football is 3-1 overall after a win against L.A. Valley College on Sept. 27. While the 35-20 victory is a plus for BC, a loss to Moorpark the week before leaves the team with a 1-1 record for the Western State Conference North Division. The first score of the game came from Rickey Herod in the first quarter, putting Bakersfield ahead 7-0 after...

Renegades set up for season

Renae Elliott

September 25, 2003

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A group of women sidestep again and again, each pair of players moving around a set of four orange cones in the campus gym. Their faces change from energetic to tired as they slowly lose the stamina they brought to volleyball practice. The drills four nights a week encourage speed and teamwork, said Denise Adams, head coach. "If they learn to play together, there's no reason...

Sports Calender

September 25, 2003

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Cross Country * Saturday, Sept. 27 @ Costa Mesa, Orange Coast Invitation, 9 a.m. * Friday, Oct. 3 Bakersfield Invitational, 3:30 p.m. * Friday, Oct. 10 @ Santa Maria, WSC #1 @ Hancock, 3:30 p.m. * Friday, Oct. 17 @ Walnut, Mount SAC Invitational, 9 a.m. * Saturday, Oct. 25 @ Santa Barbara, 12 p.m. * Friday, Oct. 31 @ Woodland Hills, LA Pierce, 3 p.m. Football * Saturday,...

Wrestlers win tournament

Carisa A. Dalton

September 18, 2003

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"Roll your hip!" "Stay down!" "Pull, Pull!" Those are just some of the tips that Bakersfield College wrestling coach Bill Kalivas shouts during a rigorous practice. "One of the most difficult things (of wrestling) is making the transition from high school to college," he said. "Your skill level has to be far superior." On Saturday, the Renegades showed that they were making...

Sponsors save 2003 Spud Bowl

Janessica Sanchez

September 18, 2003

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This year's Shrine Potato Bowl may be the last of its kind, said Gene Grice, the chairman of the Potato Bowl Committee. "I have made some contacts, and we are in fact thinking about next year," said Grice. "I have talked to the CIF and we are talking about starting a high school Potato Bowl if this in fact is going to be the last year. But future years, who knows what that...

Reaching for victory

September 18, 2003

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Shea Holland blocks the ball during volleyball practice in the BC gym Sept. 12. The volleyball team will play its first home game Sept. 26. "I think if the girls play together as a team, there is no reason they can't make it all the way to state," said head coach Denise Adams.

Track team finishes season with high marks

Leanne Cave

May 8, 2003

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Bakersfield College will be well-represented at the Southern California Regional Track and Field Finals on Saturday at Memorial Stadium. While the weather conditions made it tough for the athletes to compete at the preliminaries May 3, the 'Gades secured 19 spots (men and women combined) for the finals. "The rain and wind factor made this a very difficult meet to stage and...

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...

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