The Renegade Rip

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Christopher W. Pisar

March 9, 2005

BASEBALL * March 10: 2 p.m. at Canyons * March 17: 2 p.m. vs. L.A. Pierce at Woodland Hills * March 19: 7 p.m. vs. L.A. Pierce at Bakersfield * March 22: 2 p.m. vs. Orange Coast at San Marcos * March 23: 2 p.m. vs. Golden West at San Marcos * March 24: 10 a.m. vs. Golden West at San Marcos SOFTBALL * March 10: 1 p.m. vs. Canyons at Santa Clarita (doubleheader) * March 17: 1 p...

Baseball team gets eighth win in nine attempts

Christopher W. Pisar

March 9, 2005

Bakersfield College got its eighth win in nine attempts after beating L.A. Valley 8-7 on March 5 at Gerry Collis Field. With the victory, the Renegades improved to 12-5 overall and 5-1 in the Western State Conference. BC took an 8-5 lead into the ninth inning, but Valley scored two runs and was threatening with two on and two outs in the top of the ninth inning. Freshman...

Softball success

Katherine J. White

March 9, 2005

Returning Bakersfield College softball pitcher Ashley Bailey knows what it feels like to put her all into the sport. After pitching 23 innings in two days, first against Cuesta, and then against Santa Barbara, she split both games going 1-1, and came away with an awfully sore arm. The Renegades defeated Cuesta 4-2 in 12 innings in a make-up game on March 2. The original...

Men’s tennis gets win

Katherine J. White

March 9, 2005

Bakersfield College men's tennis improved to 4-2 overall, 2-2 league, by beating L.A. Pierce last Thursday 5-4. The singles winners for BC were Jason Broussard, Gabe Aguilera and Dominic Cerri. BC swept Allen Hancock 9-0 March 1. In doubles against Allen Hancock, Broussard and Ryan Shultz beat Ricky Long and Manuel Solono 8-6. Dominic Cerri and Clark Weathers beat Paul...

Former BC student becomes coach at Syracuse

Becky Jimenez

February 24, 2005

Coaching a team can require complete devotion, perseverance, commitment and extreme leadership. Former Bakersfield College student and athlete Greg Robinson plans to provide Syracuse University's football team with just that. Robinson, 53, has been hired as the head football coach at Syracuse. He is a Garces High graduate who attended BC in the fall of 1970. After a year and...

Men fail to make playoffs after loss

Christopher W. Pisar

February 24, 2005

Sophomore forward Mario Malave scored a team-high 21 points, but Bakersfield College came up short in losing to College of the Canyons 73-61 at Gil Bishop Sports Arena in their final game of the regular season on Saturday. With the loss, the Renegades fell to 5-7 in Western State Conference play and finished the season tied for fourth place with West Los Angeles. The loss also...

Goss leads women into hoop playoffs

Christopher W. Pisar

February 24, 2005

Sophomore Nikki Goss saved her best performance for her last game at Bakersfield College, scoring a career-high 38 points, including 13 of 18 from the free throw line, while guiding her team to a 91-87 overtime victory over College of the Canyons on Saturday night. "I just had to dig deep and give it everything I had, and it all worked out in the end," Goss said. The Renegades'...

Bakersfield College ‘legend’ retiring

Victor Garcia

February 24, 2005

Memorial Stadium has been Robert Covey's office for the past 42 years. Covey, 66, the men's track and field coach, will be leaving his office and taking with him many memories when he retires at the end of this semester. "He's never in his office, he's always working with his athletes," said Athletics Secretary Barbara Hobbs. Seventh-year Athletics Director Jan Stuebbe, 53,...

Softball team beats Ventura 4-3 for third straight victory

Austen E. Marshell

February 24, 2005

The Bakersfield College softball team got its third consecutive win on Thursday Feb. 17, beating Ventura College 4-3. The Renegades now have a record of 4-1 overall and 2-0 in Western State Conference play. As for the season, the team has a good group of overall players and coaching staff to keep the win column in abundance. One of the 'Gades top pitchers is sophomore Ashley...

Revving the Rolls Royce for a race

Victor Garcia

February 9, 2005

When most people think of racing, the first thing that comes to mind is NASCAR. When Bill DeStefani thinks of racing, he thinks of the Reno Air Races. DeStefani, 60, a former Bakersfield College student and farmer, has a team that races his 1945 P51 Mustang Strega. He no longer races the plane himself. The plane is powered by a Rolls Royce V-12 Merlin engine. He said that...

Baseball wins three in a row

Victor Garcia

February 9, 2005

e Bakersfield College baseball team won all three games of the College of the Sequoias tournament last weekend. The two games against Porterville College and Gavilan College were held at BC, while the one against Lassen College was held at COS in Visalia. They beat Porterville College, 8-4, on Sunday, Lassen College, 10-7, on Saturday and Gavilan College, 4-2, on Friday. Freshman...

Defensive lineman will take his game to Illinois

Austen E. Marshell

February 9, 2005

tandout Bakersfield College defensive lineman Ismail Abdunafi has signed a letter of intent to play football at the University of Illinois for the 2005-06 season. National signing day was Feb. 2, and Abdunafi was very sure of his decision. Although the University of Washington sent four coaches to see him a few days prior, Abdunafi had his heart set on the Illinois Fighting...

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