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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...

Running up a storm

Leanne Cave

October 21, 2004

Anthony Stewart has become an invaluable weapon for the Bakersfield College Renegades offense this season. With a backfield depleted because of injuries, the 20-year old dynamic sophomore was asked to make the switch from wide receiver to tailback after adjusting to wide receiver before the season started. "We have the highest regard for 'Stew,' " said Brent Damron, BC offensive...

‘Gades to take on rival at homecoming

Leanne Cave

October 21, 2004

The Bakersfield College Renegades will add another page to the football history books when they host the Citrus College Owls in the traditional Homecoming game at Memorial Stadium on Saturday. The game should be an exciting contest as both teams have balanced attacks and hope to defend identical records of 4-1. "Bakersfield College is always very solid and very sound," said...

Next test: L.A. Valley

September 24, 2004

By Leanne Cave Rip Staff Writer The Bakersfield College Renegades will travel to Los Angeles Valley on Saturday where they will take on the L.A. Valley Monarchs in what should be a crucial football contest. So far this season, the Monarchs have accrued a 2-1 record, their only loss to a tough Mt. San Antonio College team that is currently ranked No. 1 in Southern California. "L.A....

Women’s soccer gets first win

September 24, 2004

By Dennis Mahan Sports Editor Bakersfield College's women's soccer team, after starting the season with two ties and two losses, won its first match with a 6-0 victory against L.A. Mission on Tuesday. Jessica Ramirez scored two goals, and Beatrice Guzman had a goal and an assist for BC. In another match, the Renegades tied Santa Barbara 0-0 on Sept. 17. In their season...

New men’s basketball head coach is no rookie

September 24, 2004

By JEANETTE BORLAND Rip staff writer After two years as the assistant coach, Brent Davis is the new head coach for the Bakersfield College men's basketball team. Davis is no rookie to the sport. He coached the Redwood High School team in Visalia for the 1997-98 season. He didn't coach in 1998-99 but played guard for College of Sequoias. After that, he became an assistant...

A musical mastermind

Dariane Nabor, Delano High School

June 24, 2004

Members of the crowd enjoyed the valley heat and the sun in their eyes while listening to Sheryl Crow's "Soak Up the Sun." Behind the hip summer music lies a musical mastermind, Jim Eggert. Nicknamed "Santiago" by his co-workers, he confesses to watching telenovelas during the baseball games. Mexican soap operas, however, do not explain his talent nor his power over the...

Blaze improvement scores with fans

Maria Krauter, East Bakersfield High School
and Eva Morales, Bakersfield High School

June 24, 2004

Hayden Delaney chattered excitedly to anyone who would listen and even those who didn't. "I caught a foul ball and I ran and I scraped my knee, see? And then it came into my glove and I ...," the young boy continues. Nearby, the family of the boy chuckles and acts interested even after the 10th time. Hayden had already re-enacted the entire scene for everyone in the seats...

For Rookie, It’s always hot

Valerie Urso, Bakesfield High School

June 24, 2004

It's a beautiful night at the Sam Lynn Ball Park. The air is cool, and a breeze is ruffling through the crowd. But for Kimberly Navarro, Blaze Rookie, it's blisteringly hot. Stifled by the woolen Bakersfield Blaze mascot uniform, she leaps across the field, waving at fans and generally being, despite the heat, the most enthusiastic person there. She's been the Blaze Dog...

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