The Renegade Rip

Baseball team makes its way to the playoffs

Christopher W. Pisar

May 11, 2005

After splitting two games with Glendale, Bakersfield College (23-15, 16-8) finished the regular season in sole possession of second place in the Western State Conference South Division, one game behind first place L.A. Valley. The Renegades, seeded No.12, are headed for a first round playoff match-up at No. 5 Santa Ana on May 14. BC had a chance to move into a first place...

BC track captain Jeremy Miller clears hurdles to reach state competition

Veronica Navarro and Veronica Navarro

May 11, 2005

Bakersfield College's captain of the men's track team, Jeremy Miller, took fourth place in the high hurdles in last year's State Championship and is hoping to do better this year. "My goal is, of course, to win the State Championship. That was my main goal from last year, but so far it looks like it should happen for me, but I don't want to count my eggs before they hatch,"...

Softball defeated in region championship

Victor Garcia

May 11, 2005

The Bakersfield College softball team lost to No. 1 ranked Palomar College 13-4 in the championship game of the Southern California Regionals. In their other games of the Regionals, BC beat Pasadena City College, 3-0; lost to Palomar, 11-0; and beat Pasadena 2-1, before losing the championship to Palomar. The top four seeded teams hosted the Regionals, Palomar, Mt. SAC, Cerritos...

High school standout hopes for success at BC

Becky Jimenez

May 11, 2005

Clarissa Rivera, Kern County's all-area girls cross country runner of the year, will be running for Bakersfield College in the fall. Rivera, 17, is currently a senior at Delano High School. She is in track, cross country, National Honor Society, California Scholarship Federation and Earlimart 4-H club. Rivera was named Kern County's Runner of the Year in 2004. She has been...

Men’s golf team chips its way into fourth place

Christopher W. Pisar

April 28, 2005

After getting off to a slow start, the Bakersfield College men's golf team has climbed its way into fourth place (23-19) in the Western State Conference, one match behind Ventura. They are now in contention to qualify for a team spot in the regionals going into the conference championship at Alisaw Country Club in Solvang on April 25. "Last year, we were coming off a strong...

Baseball team gets 20th win

Christopher W. Pisar

April 28, 2005

Bakersfield College got offensive on April 21 as they tallied up 11 runs on 15 hits, beating College of the Canyons 11-4 and improving to 20-14 (13-7 WSC) on the season. Seven of the nine BC players in the starting lineup had multi-hit games. Sophomore right-hander Erich Schanz of the Renegades pitched 5 2/3 innings, giving up four runs on eight hits with five strikeouts...

Stereotyping of women in regards to sports knowledge is wrong

Becky Jimenez

April 28, 2005

We are currently at the peak of sports seasons. Basketball playoffs and baseball games are only a click away. A great number of people, including myself, are glued to the television watching any sporting event they can. I know what you're thinking... a girl who watches sports? Yes, believe it or not I watch sports and it's not because my boyfriend forces me to or because...

Men’s track team finishes second at meet

Christopher W. Pisar

April 28, 2005

The Bakersfield College men's track and field team placed second at the Western State Conference Finals on April 23 with 144 1/2 points, behind conference leader Moorpark, which had 219 points. Robert Gomez won the 400-meter hurdles in a time of 54.34 seconds after dropping the 400 to run in the event. He also anchored the 400-relay team, in which BC finished third. "I...

Tennis player wins 10 out of 11

Becky Jimenez

April 13, 2005

Sarah Ramirez has been playing tennis as a recreational sport for many years, but it wasn't until recently that she applied her talent to competitive athletics. "I picked up tennis when I was 10 years old and I was good at it, but I didn't play it as a competitive sport until I attended BC," Ramirez said. This is Ramirez's first year on the Bakersfield College tennis team...

Congress works to eliminate steroids in professional baseball

Christopher W. Pisar

April 13, 2005

Amid the release of Jose Canseco's book, "Juiced," and the BALCO scandal, steroids has forced its way to the forefront of Major League Baseball, and that's not exactly a good thing. The concern over the use of anabolic steroids has grown to mammoth proportions, so big that it currently overshadows the success of any team or individual. Not only that, but the steroid problem...

Pitcher throws the heat

Joshua Ayers

April 13, 2005

Bakersfield College pitcher Jake Wild knows baseball. The star right-handed pitcher has been a key player in putting the Renegades on top in the Southern Western State Conference this season. The Chicago White Sox drafted Wild last year in the 17th round of Major League Baseball's Amateur Draft. Wild decided to stay in school despite the opportunity to play professional...

Baseball team beats Citrus College 5-2

Christopher W. Pisar

April 13, 2005

Leadoff hitter Ryan Steele went 3 for 4 with two doubles, a single and an RBI to lead Bakersfield College past Citrus 5-2 at Gerry Collis Field on April 9. With the win, the Renegades improved to 18-11 overall and maintained their one-game lead over L.A. Pierce with an 11-4 record in the Western State Conference South Division. Starting pitcher Jacob Wild threw five innings,...

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