The Renegade Rip

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...

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...

SPORTS ROUNDUPBC runners take individual titles

October 29, 2004

The Bakersfield College women's cross country team won the Western State Conference title Tuesday, with three BC women finishing in the top seven. Brittany Grimes took the individual title with a time of 18 minutes 52 seconds on the wet 3.1-mile course. Jodi Calderon placed sixth at 20:16, and Erica Silver finished seventh at 20:18. On Oct. 16, the team finished second at...

‘Gades rushing toward the postseason

Leanne Cave

October 29, 2004

The Bakersfield College Renegades will return to Memorial Stadium on Saturday where they will begin a three-game home stretch to determine whether they will play in the postseason. BC is 6-1 overall, 3-1 in the Western State Conference North Division and ranked in the top 10 in the state. But the Renegades won't be taking any of the last three opponents lightly. "It's that...

Homecoming festivities highlighted by winning game

Leanne Cave

October 29, 2004

Homecoming at Bakersfield College is a traditional "welcome home" to former students and Renegade alumni. It is a chance to celebrate, show school spirit, reflect back and establish memories. The 2004 Homecoming, before 6,483 fans, was no exception. "It was awesome," said Jan Stuebbe, BC athletic director. "The Homecoming activities were very well done. It was a very good...

Wrestling team defending state title

Dennis Mahan

October 21, 2004

The defending state champion Bakersfield College wrestling team is currently ranked second in the state after a second-place finish at the Santa Ana Tournament on Oct. 9. Santa Ana beat BC 120.5-109, and it is currently ranked first in the state. BC's Miguel Gutierrez, the 2003 state champion in the 149-pound weight class, took first place in the 157-pound weight class at...

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