The Renegade Rip

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...

A love of the game

Carisa A. Dalton

December 5, 2003

Originally from Southern California, Brent Davis never thought of ever settling down in Bakersfield, a move from sunny beaches to the "Dust Bowl." "This town is great except for the air quality. I like what I do, though," said the 25-year-old assistant basketball coach and teacher at Bakersfield College. He was athletic when he was in high school and played both basketball...

Women’s golf team upsets dominating school in final match

Aaron Stewart

November 21, 2003

In the past three years, College of the Canyons has only been beaten once in Western State Conference play. The BC women's golf team wanted to make sure that number was raised to two before the end of this season. On Nov. 5, they accomplished that goal. Cyndi Walla and Jeong Yoo led the women to a victory over College of the Canyons at Rio Bravo Country Club with rounds...

Disabled students find warm welcome in adaptive PE

Jeanette Alvarez, Special to The Rip

November 21, 2003

When Kathy Moretti goes to work, it is more as if she is going to see family. That is how she sees the Adaptive Physical Education Program. The program is designed for students with physical disabilities, but about 20 percent of those who enroll in the class can be non disabled students who just want an individualized program. Assistants Jake Davis and Mandy Drath help the...

Covey still going strong after 41 years of coaching

Seth Nidever

November 7, 2003

Bob Covey has been at it for quite a while. This year marks his 41st at Bakersfield College as health instructor and head coach of men's track and cross country. It's not that there haven't been plenty of opportunities to go elsewhere. Over the years, several Division I schools came calling with offers to take over their prestigious programs. He turned them all down. Now,...

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