The Renegade Rip

Women win last home match

Demethrasis Blackmon

April 11, 2002

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With the lights of Memorial Stadium looming on the horizon, and the cheers from the Bakersfield College softball fans echoing in the distance, the BC women's tennis team earned a victory in its final home contest of the season against Allan Hancock. All season long, the 'Gades have had to overcome an immediate disadvantage before they even stepped on the court. Since every...

Globetrotter shares Byrd’s-eye view of pro basketball

Demethrasis Blackmon

March 14, 2002

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When Roy "ZaZu" Byrd was growing up, he loved to make people laugh. When he was in grade school, his teacher would even give him the last few minutes of class to stand up and crack jokes when the daily school lessons were done. "My teacher told me I'd be a comedian," Byrd said. "I said, 'No, I'm not. I'm going to be a professional basketball player,' and everybody laughed...

‘Solid’ BC tennis team courts success this season

Elizabeth Gregory

March 14, 2002

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The Bakersfield College men's tennis team seems to be at the top of its game this season. The team is in second place within the state with an overall record of 9-1, according to BC tennis coach Rob Slaybaugh. "We have some talented kids," Slaybaugh said. "A lot of them are what I call 'club kids' because they have more experience." Slaybaugh said it has been a tough year...

‘Gades slide into season

Leanne Cave

March 14, 2002

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function openSlideShow() { window.open(slideshowpath + 61, 'selectUser',config='height=385,width=250,scrollbars=No,resizable=Yes');} View slideshowThe Bakersfield College baseball team begins every season with the high expectations of winning a championship. At this point, the Renegades are struggling with a losing overall record of nine wins and 10 losses and a Western S...

Softball heads into new division this season

Demethrasis Blackmon

March 7, 2002

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Coaches have a familiar motto that states offense wins games, but defense wins championships. The Bakersfield College women's softball team has found a balance between the two fronts and is looking for a little team consistency before entering into its Western State Conference Blue Division games, which begin at Citrus College at noon on Saturday. The conference will be divided...

BC yoga class teaches mental, physical harmony

Elizabeth Gregory

February 28, 2002

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Breathe deep from within the belly. Relax your mind, body and stretch. These are all the methods used in Bakersfield College pilates yoga classes. For the first time, BC has offered evening and morning yoga courses for students this semester. The classes are taught by physical education instructor Deborah McCormack. "I have included yoga in the Shape-Up classes for a few...

‘Gades qualify for basketball playoffs

Leanne Cave

February 28, 2002

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On a wing and a prayer the Bakersfield College men's basketball team is going to play in the first round of the state regional playoffs. The Renegades will get another shot to prove that they are better than their mediocre 15-16 overall record. Even though BC lost three of the last four games, they showed some team character as they battled an unbeaten conference foe, Los...

Track teams sweep meet

Demethrasis Blackmon

February 21, 2002

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The BC men and women's track and field teams took center stage at Memorial Stadium as both teams hosted their first Western State Conference mini-meet of the season. Women's head coach Pam Kelley and men's head coach Bob Covey were pleased with the overall results, but hinted that there are still some improvements that need to be made. "We got off to a real slow start. We...

Basketball winds up final games

Leanne Cave

February 21, 2002

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The Bakersfield College men's basketball team was expected to wind up the regular season against conference foes Citrus Wednesday and Glendale on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Playoff chances? For the Renegades to have any chance at a playoff berth, they will have to win both games, which are on the road, and hope for a "Hail Mary" at-large berth from the selection committee. This...

PHOTO ESSAYBoarding Life

Todd E. Swenson

February 21, 2002

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function openSlideShow(){ window.open(slideshowpath + 41, 'selectUser', config='height=394,width=230,scrollbars=No,resizable=Yes');} View slideshow While the U.S. Olympic snowboard team swept the event, local snowboarders continue to work on their techniques. With the results of the 2002 games, snowboarding is making its mark in the world of sports. On a recent outing to S...

Playoff hopes ride on final games

Leanne Cave

February 7, 2002

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Four games left. For the Bakersfield College men's basketball team, the season is winding down and the results are crucial for the Renegades if they hope to receive a berth in the playoffs. This is especially true since the 'Gades played their last regular season home game against Santa Monica and will finish up with the last four games on the road. BC is in third place in...

Spring sports gear up as winter winds down

Demethrasis Blackmon

February 7, 2002

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The crack of the bat, the leap over hurdles and the swing of the racket: These are all signs that the second half of the sports season has begun at Bakersfield College. BC has eight teams that compete in the Western State Conference during the second half of the school year, with men and women's basketball resuming from the fall calendar. The women's basketball team got off...

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