The Renegade Rip

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Todd E. Swenson

February 21, 2002

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function openSlideShow(){ window.open(slideshowpath + 41, 'selectUser', config='height=394,width=230,scrollbars=No,resizable=Yes');} View slideshow While the U.S. Olympic snowboard team swept the event, local snowboarders continue to work on their techniques. With the results of the 2002 games, snowboarding is making its mark in the world of sports. On a recent outing to S...

Spring sports gear up as winter winds down

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 eight teams that compete in the Western State Conference during the second half of the school year, with men and women's basketball resuming from the fall calendar. The women's basketball team got off...

Sports Roundup

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...

Playoff hopes ride on final games

Leanne Cave

February 7, 2002

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Four games left. For the Bakersfield College men's basketball team, the season is winding down and the results are crucial for the Renegades if they hope to receive a berth in the playoffs. This is especially true since the 'Gades played their last regular season home game against Santa Monica and will finish up with the last four games on the road. BC is in third place in...

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....

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