The Renegade Rip

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...

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...

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....

Bring on the Bud girls

Kirsten Wirth, Bakersfield High School

June 24, 2004

Bakersfield Blaze fans may have a new reason to come to the games: the Budweiser Girls. Adorned in tight white shirts bearing the Budweiser logo and black shorts, Crystal Eldrige and Alissa Thomas bounced around the Sam Lynn Ball Park carrying tin buckets. They were handing out smiles along with Budweiser key chains and bottle openers. Eldrige works at Chuy's and Thomas works...

A patriotic performance

MARIA JOHNSON, Valley Oaks Charter School

June 24, 2004

Kendall Bowen couldn't have had a better reason for being nervous Friday night at the Bakersfield Blaze game. Having just recovered from strep throat and singing for one of the biggest crowds ever to be seen at Sam Lynn Ball Park, Bowen gave a star- studded performance of the National Anthem. This is Bowen's eighth time this season singing for the Blaze. She also said...

Meet the beer man

Cody Schneider, Foothill High School

June 24, 2004

At any sports event most people will get their food or drinks, find their seats, and just enjoy the game without even thinking about the people who gave them their refreshments. James Spillers worked his first Blaze game as the beer man. The reason he is doing this is because he enjoys baseball. He is just going to be working the refreshment stand as "an every now and then,"...

‘I almost fainted’

Sophia Ramirez, Centennial High School

June 24, 2004

Eight-year-old Taylor Elliott couldn't believe he had been chosen to run with a Blaze player. "I almost fainted," he said. "I was excited." On June 18, the Blaze played at home against the Landcaster Jethawks. As the starting lineup was announced, another name was said after each player, the names of the North of the River Mariners baseball team, who were to take the players...

Players of the future

Emily Davis, Liberty High School

June 24, 2004

Baseball fans cheer as one of the Bakersfield Blaze players hits a fly ball. But the fans don't realize that the boys running out and picking up the bats may be the professional baseball players of the future. Pancho Villa and Keith McCullough, both 17, are the bat boys for the Blaze, and they both have hopes of becoming professional baseball players. Villa and McCullough...

Blaze notebook

June 24, 2004

A musical mastermind 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 n...

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...

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