The Renegade Rip

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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 produced a long history of sports success both on and off the field and the coaches and athletes of the spring sports season plan to continue that tradition during the 2002 season. BC has eight...

Scoreboard

December 31, 2001

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College football NCAA Division I bowl games Tuesday, Dec. 25 Blue-Gray Classic at Montgomery, Ala. Blue 28, Gray 10 Las Vegas Bowl Payout: $800,000 Utah 10, Southern California 6 Thursday's scores Seattle Bowl Payout: $750,000 Georgia Tech 24, Stanford 14 Independence Bowl at Shreveport, La. Payout: $1 million Alabama 14, Iowa State 13 Friday's scores Galleryfurnit...

Wrestling leads pack of successful fall sports teams

Demethrasis Blackmon

December 6, 2001

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The 2001 fall season produced a lot of excitement for sports fans, resulting in two conference titles and one state champion for Bakersfield College. Jason Moreno won the state wrestling championship at 125 pounds. The California Community College Championships were held at Santa Rosa Junior College. Moreno, who was named the tournament's most outstanding wrestler, defeated...

In it to win it — for the kids

Daniel F. Hunt and Demethrasis Blackmon

December 6, 2001

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The rain held up long enough Saturday afternoon for a simple football game to be played. However, for many of the spectators, this was more than a game between Bakersfield College and Antelope Valley College. It didn't really matter who won. The winners were the children. The 50th Shrine Potato Bowl included a countless number of Shrine fezzes dotting the landscape of the...

BC football alumnus gives back to community

Leanne Cave

December 6, 2001

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For Michael Stewart becoming a Bakersfield College Renegade was a steppingstone to bigger and better things. While at BC in 1983-84, Stewart made the choices that helped him succeed in life as well as on the football field. "Attending BC gave me a great opportunity to achieve goals. It was a way to continue school as well as participate in athletics," the 36-year-old said....

BC’s top wrestlers gear up for state tournament

Demethrasis Blackmon

November 29, 2001

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Bakersfield College has two of the most dominating wrestlers in the state in 125-pound Jason Moreno and heavyweight Brett Clark. For the entire season, both athletes have handled their opponents, raising the confidence level of their teammates. The two will be heading into the state championships, which will be held this weekend at Santa Rosa Junior College. The individu...

BC volleyball ties as conference champs

Demethrasis Blackmon

November 15, 2001

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All season long, the BC volleyball team has been making big-time plays and scoring big wins. Now, all of that hard work has paid off in the form of at least a tie for the Western State Conference Southern Division title, the team's first since 1997. "We have a talented group and I knew we would go far," said Julie Ryan, who is in her first year as coach for the 'Gades. Dan...

Potato Bowl bid on the line for ‘Gades in Saturday season finale

Leanne Cave

November 15, 2001

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Everything is on the line for the Bakersfield College Renegades. Winning this Saturday is the only way that BC can stay in contention for a Potato Bowl invitation. A Potato Bowl victory would secure a state championship berth. But when the 'Gades step on the field of Memorial Stadium Saturday to take on the Santa Barbara Vaqueros, the team may resemble a bunch of war veterans...

Close Call

Leanne Cave

November 1, 2001

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The Bakersfield College Renegades will travel to Glendora on Saturday for a 1 p.m. game against the Citrus College Fighting Owls. The 'Gades have high hopes of keeping their six-game winning streak alive while the Owls hope to provide plenty of competition for BC. "Bakersfield College is one of the most competitive teams in our conference," said Citrus head coach Kevin Emerson....

BC Homecoming brings back football greats

Leanne Cave

October 25, 2001

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The Bakersfield College Renegades will conclude a week of Homecoming celebration as they meet up with the Los Angeles Valley Monarchs at Memorial Stadium Saturday. Pregame activities start at 6:30 p.m. Homecoming is a memorable day for BC players as well as those from the past. A former BC great, Michael Stewart, who went on to play for Fresno State University, and then the...

Kick’n It Up A Notch

Henry Franco

October 25, 2001

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To Juliet Garo, her teammates are the best part of being on the Bakersfield College cheerleading squad. Garo, 18, is a sophomore at BC, and is one of seven women on the year-round squad responsible for cheering on athletes throughout the year's sporting events. But Garo says there is cheerleading going on within the team as well. "The girls on the squad, they make it fun...

Wrestlers triumph in first home dual meet

Demethrasis Blackmon

October 25, 2001

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Say what you want about professional wrestling being dull, boring and fixed. The BC wrestlers have proven it takes more than loud talking, pile drivers and body slams to put the "smack down." After a sluggish start, the BC wrestlers, ranked No. 6 in the state, came on strong at the finish to soundly defeat eighth ranked Rio Hondo in the teams' first home conference dual meet...

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