The Renegade Rip

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...

A win for the kids

Ian Hamilton

May 7, 2004

Even with the home field advantage, the Bakersfield College baseball team did not stand a chance against the rowdy players from St. John's Lutheran, most of whom were missing teeth. At the end of the afternoon on April 20, the scoreboard read 99-0 in favor of the visiting first-graders. The game is a yearly field trip for teacher Lynn Bumerts and her students during which...

Women Aim for a State Title

P.W. Scobey

May 7, 2004

Seven women from the Bakersfield College track and field team have qualified for the state meet. The Renegades won the Western State Conference team title on April 24. They scored 157 1/2 points, icing Cuesta College (104 1/2) at College of the Canyons. Freshman Grace McClellan won the high jump at 5' 4" while Brooklan Grimes won the 1,500-meter in 4 minutes, 43.4 seconds....

Softball players earn all conference honors

May 7, 2004

The Bakersfield College softball team ended their regular season with an impressive record of 30-11. And in the Blue Division of the Western State Conference their record of 19-5 put them in contention for first place during the entire season, although ending up with a second place finish and a place in the Regional post-season tournament. The All Conference honors for the...

Training Time

Julianna Crisalli

May 7, 2004

Former assistant football coach, Jeff Chudy, is stepping up to fill the shoes of Dallas Grider as head coach. Chudy has been with the BC football program since 1992. For those 12 years he served as assistant coach. He said he is honored to follow in the footsteps of coaches before him. "It's a definite honor. Shoot, if you look in the history of Bakersfield College, you can...

Hitting streak, teamwork leads ‘Gades to victory

P.W. Scobey

April 30, 2004

It was a come-from-behind win. Teamwork was apparent in the bottom of the seventh inning when the 'Gades scored on eight runs off 11 hits against the College of the Canyons during an April 24 game. "We've been that kind of team all season, and our offense is very capable," coach Tim Painton said. The 'Gades won the game 10-6. The unstoppable run kicked off with Chase Hoffman...

Owls soar past Eagles

Dennis Mahan

April 16, 2004

The 2004 Men's Division II Elite Eight basketball tournament brought teams from all over the country to Bakersfield's Centennial Garden. The Kennesaw State Owls took the national championship home to Georgia by defeating the University of Southern Indiana Screaming Eagles. The Owls used fierce defense to stop the shooting offense of USI, which used their three-point shooting...

March Madness

Dennis Mahan

March 26, 2004

The NCAA Men's Basketball Division II Elite Eight Championship began Wednesday at Centennial Garden. The University Of Southern Indiana Screaming Eagles and the Northwest Missouri State Bearcats kicked off the tournament with an exciting, hard-fought match up. The Screaming Eagles won the game 88-81, and advanced to the semi-finals scheduled for Thursday. The National...

Archery students find their inner Robin Hood

Barry Lipson

March 26, 2004

Ever since man learned to throw a spear to capture food, his hunger for competition has captured civilization. The sport of archery dates back as far as 50,000 years B.C and Bakersfield College offers a class that not only satisfies physical education requirements, it allows students to follow in the shoes of Genghis Khan, William Tell and yes, even Robin Hood. While no one...

Renegades turn in solid performance at relays

Seth Nidever

March 26, 2004

Bakersfield College athletes performed well March 12-13 in the 33rd annual edition of the BC Relays at Memorial Stadium. In fact, virtually every single competitor set either a personal or seasonal best, according to men's coach Bob Covey. "It was a good day. We had 1,900 entries, about 1,000 athletes total. It was just a very nice meet," Covey said. State champion hurdler...

Swinging into the season with Men’s Tennis

Aaron Stewart

March 12, 2004

The men's tennis team took a 6-3 win over Los Angeles Pierce College on March 4. During the matches Nick Herndon, the No. 3 player on the team, came away as the team's top winner taking both his singles and doubles matches. As of Tuesday, the team was 5-1 and 2-0 in Western State Conference.

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