The Renegade Rip

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.

Swinging into the season with Women’s Tennis

P.W. Scobey

March 12, 2004

Bakersfield College's women's tennis team beat Ventura 6-3 on Tuesday, bringing its record to 6-4 overall, according to coach Keith Hinds. "This is the most solid team I've had on all levels since I have been coaching at BC," Hinds said. The team has been playing well in singles matches; however, the coach says players could improve when it comes to doubles. Hinds hopes...

Victorious Renegades

Lee Maxwell

March 5, 2004

BC's 2003-2004 track and field team geared up for their upcoming March 13 home meet by trouncing Santa Monica, LA Valley, Ventura and Oxnard. With first place finishes in the men's 1.10 high hurdles and women's 1500 meter race. Oxnard finished in at a dismal last place with only eight points. Third runner-up went to LA Valley who gained 13 points. Best in show went to...

Globetrotters make a stop at the Garden

Aaron Stewart

February 27, 2004

The Harlem Globetrotters made yet another visit to the Centennial Garden Sunday in a game against the New York Nationals. The game was packed with jokes, goofing around, side games involving the mascot Globie, involvement with the audience, and somewhere in there, a basketball game. Paul "Showtime" Gaffney led the Globetrotters, armed with nothing but a mike and a good spirit...

Hoop squad poised for run at league title

P.W. Scobey

February 18, 2004

Darrell Carter says he has high hopes for the men's basketball team's future and the remainder of the season. Despite the current record of 10-11, the Renegades' mentality is pretty sweet with the 16 men on the roster and the leadership of head coach George Nessman. "Teamwork is the centerpiece in all sports. Without it, you cannot win," Nessman stresses. The 'Gades' offensive...

Road to Athens

Chris Wong

February 18, 2004

Fight Night took place in Bakersfield at the Holiday Inn Select on February 4, 2004. The fights are part of the Western Boxing Trials held in Bakersfield from Feb. 2 to Feb. 7. The winners of the trials go on to fight for a chance to be on the Olympic team that will compete in Athens in 2004.

X-Country Story–DO NOT POST

Seth Nidever

December 5, 2003

Coach Bob Covey knows why this men's cross country season hasn't been as successful as the last. It's no mystery. Four of his top five runners did not return, three due to ineligibility and one, his best runner, because of personal issues. With those runners, last year's team placed second out of 13 in the league championships and went on to place ninth in the state meet. This...

Football coach Grider to retire

December 5, 2003

Dallas Grider announced Monday in a news conference that he will step down as head coach of the Bakersfield College Football Program effective immediately, according to a college press release. Grider cited health reasons for his decision. He underwent angioplasty in October to remove a blockage from a clogged artery. "My past nine years as head coach of the BC Renegades...

Former Olympic athlete runs for BC

Julianna Crisalli

December 5, 2003

When he was only 20, Filip Walotka ran in the 4x4 relay in the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia, as a member of the Polish team. Walotka came to the United States two years ago and is now completing his fourth semester at Bakersfield College. He said his major is undecided, but he hopes to become a sports manager in the future. "I like it here," Walotka said. "I...

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