The Renegade Rip

Hitting the Green

Jessica C. Millman

October 11, 2001

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Women's golf is finally getting a chance to compete as Bakersfield College debuts its team for the first time this fall season. "The percent of women playing golf is going up," said coach Sandi Taylor, who is also associate athletics director and coaches softball. She has played golf for 12 years and was asked by Athletics Director Jan Stuebbe to be the coach. "I said absolutely,"...

Facing the Falcons

Leanne Cave

October 11, 2001

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The home opener originally scheduled for Sept. 15 between the Bakersfield College Renegades and the West Hills College Falcons will take place Saturday at 7 p.m. at Memorial Stadium. The game was postponed due to the terrorist attacks in New York City and Washington, D.C. Even though West Hills assistant coach Scott Vokoun was saddened by the tragedy and said that postponing...

Wall of Fame

Henry Franco

September 27, 2001

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Adaptive Physical Education student Amanda Drath takes the slogan "Attitude is contagious" to heart. The slogan is posted on the wall of her classroom, a setting that she says is filled with friendship. "We come here to commune with each other," she says. "It's more like a home with friends so it's been great." Drath is one the many students enrolled in Adaptive Physical E...

Home opener pits ’Gades against Ventura

Leanne Cave

September 27, 2001

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The Ventura College Pirates will come to town on Saturday hoping to catch the Bakersfield College Renegades off guard in the home opener for BC at Memorial Stadium at 7 p.m. Head coach Dallas Grider said that while the Pirates are a young football team, they should be as scrappy as always. “This will be a good game,” Grider said. “Ventura beat Santa Barbara...

Small town, big dreams

Leanne Cave

September 20, 2001

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The Bakersfield College Renegades are running a new style of offense this season, but for Kevin Bryan, 19, the "option offense" is nothing new. The 6'0", 190-pound sophomore who prepped at Burroughs High in Ridgecrest said this is an opportunity to show the skills that he acquired while playing the option for the Burros in high school. Bryan executed the offense well at Burroughs...

‘Gades volleyball back in action for the 2001 season

Todd E. Swenson

September 20, 2001

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With the new season just around the corner, the Renegade volleyball team is working hard. New head coach Julie Ryan said she has high hopes for the coming season. "They are really coming together well," Ryan said. "Their hard work will pay off." Bakersfield has many opportunities for players to harness their talents and improve with the various club teams and good high school...

ON THE FIELDAmerican sports community will recover

Leanne Cave

September 20, 2001

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Sept. 11, 2001 will be a day that we remember for the rest of our lives. On this day, Osama bin Laden and his terrorist scum hammered not only New York and Washington, D.C., but the heart of America. The tragic image of destruction affected us all. When the World Trade Center came tumbling down, so did an essence of American tradition and pride: sports. Not only did officials...

Soccer team retools for new season

Jessica C. Millman

September 13, 2001

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The Bakersfield College soccer program is starting its new season with four returning players and a new focus as a team. "We're able to be more as a team (compared to last year)," said returning forward Jenna Villacana. "The team is not cliquey." Villacana joins midfielder Keri Bess, who earned all-conference honors last year, captains Jennifer Rooney, center midfielder,...

‘Gades pumped to win after tough loss

Leanne Cave

September 13, 2001

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The Bakersfield College Renegades will have to wait until Oct. 13 to take on the West Hills College Falcons. The Commission on Athletics, which oversees community college athletics in California, announced Wedesday that all conference games will be played as scheduled this weekend. But late Thursday, the COA said they would leave it up to the individual colleges as to whether...

Soccer kicks big butt

Jessica C. Millman

August 23, 2001

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The Bakersfield College women’s soccer program is starting its new season with four returning players and a new focus as a team. "We're able to be more as a team (compared to last year)," said returning forward Jenna Villacana. "The team is not cliquey." Villacana joins midfielder Keri Bess, who was all-conference honors last year, and captains Jennifer Rooney, center...

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