The Renegade Rip

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,...

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...

Women’s basketball team improves to 14-9

Christopher W. Pisar

February 9, 2005

Fallyn Lozano scored a career-high 20 points to lead the Bakersfield College women's basketball team to an 86-75 win Feb. 2 over conference foe Glendale. Coach Paula Dahl said, "(she) had the game of her life." The Renegades improved to 14-9, and 5-3 in Western State Conference play and maintained their hold on third place in the south division with their win at home on Wednesday...

Tyler Monk scores 26 points in BC’s 100-98 overtime win over Glendale College

Christopher W. Pisar

February 9, 2005

Sophomore guard Tyler Monk, first in field goal percentage in the conference, continued his consistent by play scoring 26 points, including seven 3-pointers, to lead Bakersfield College to a thrilling 100-98 overtime win over Glendale at Gil Bishop Sports Arena on Wednesday. Mario Molave scored 24 points, including the game-winning shot with only two seconds left in the game. Glendale...

Cross country teams head for state championship

Leanne Cave

November 19, 2004

The Bakersfield College cross-country teams will be well represented when they run for the state championship on Saturday at Woodward Park in Fresno. Brittany Grimes, Western State Conference champion and second in Southern California, will lead the women's team, and Giovanni Perezchica, also a conference champion and sixth in SoCal, will lead the men. Grimes, a freshman...

Women’s team starts fast; men lose opener

Leanne Cave

November 19, 2004

Bakersfield College's women's basketball team improved to 4-1 Tuesday by beating Moorpark 74-69. The Renegades trailed in the first half but took the lead early in the second half and didn't relinquish it. Ashley Nichols scored 23 points and Nicole Goss had 21 for BC. Teammate Ashlee Klingenberg scored all nine of her points on 3-pointers, and Darlene Alugbue had 19 rebounds. The...

Women’s soccer team wins 1-0 but fails to make the playoffs

Dennis Mahan

November 19, 2004

The Bakersfield College women's soccer team shut out Santa Monica City College 1-0 in the rain in its last game of the season Tuesday but just missed the playoffs. Ashley Pappas fed Trini Aguilera in the first half for the only goal of the game, and BC held on to win the non-conference match. The 'Gades had a close call with five minutes left in the match when BC committed...

Playoff hopes nixed

Leanne Cave

November 19, 2004

The Bakersfield College Renegades (7-3) will host the Fullerton College Titans (6-4) in the inaugural Golden Empire Bowl at 3 p.m. Saturday. The 'Gades finished seventh in the final Commission on Athletics Coaches poll but missed the state playoffs because of two major upsets among the five conference champions. The five Southern California conference and division champions...

BC wrestling team defeats Moorpark

November 5, 2004

The Bakersfield College wrestling team came back from 12-0 to beat Moorpark 37-15 Wednesday, with three straight pins by Matt Maldonado, Miguel Gutierrez and Ryan Corn. Maldonado, wrestling in the 141-pound division, pinned Moorpark's Derrick Shima in the second period, and BC's Miguel Gutierrez, last year's state champ, pinned Alex Zuniga in the 149-pound division. The...

Football team must win its last two games to make playoffs

Leanne Cave

November 5, 2004

If the Bakersfield College Renegades hope to play in a postseason bowl, they will have to beat their last two opponents on the regular season schedule, College of the Canyons and Ventura College. The Renegades are 6-2 overall and 3-2 in the Western State Conference North Division. "I compiled all the scores of the teams within the conference," said Jan Stuebbe, BC athletic...

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