The Renegade Rip

Renegades set up for season

Renae Elliott

September 26, 2003

A group of women sidestep again and again, each pair of players moving around a set of four orange cones in the campus gym. Their faces change from energetic to tired as they slowly lose the stamina they brought to volleyball practice. The drills four nights a week encourage speed and teamwork, said Denise Adams, head coach. "If they learn to play together, there's no reason...

Sports Calender

September 26, 2003

Cross Country * Saturday, Sept. 27 @ Costa Mesa, Orange Coast Invitation, 9 a.m. * Friday, Oct. 3 Bakersfield Invitational, 3:30 p.m. * Friday, Oct. 10 @ Santa Maria, WSC #1 @ Hancock, 3:30 p.m. * Friday, Oct. 17 @ Walnut, Mount SAC Invitational, 9 a.m. * Saturday, Oct. 25 @ Santa Barbara, 12 p.m. * Friday, Oct. 31 @ Woodland Hills, LA Pierce, 3 p.m. Football * Saturday,...

Wrestlers win tournament

Carisa A. Dalton

September 19, 2003

"Roll your hip!" "Stay down!" "Pull, Pull!" Those are just some of the tips that Bakersfield College wrestling coach Bill Kalivas shouts during a rigorous practice. "One of the most difficult things (of wrestling) is making the transition from high school to college," he said. "Your skill level has to be far superior." On Saturday, the Renegades showed that they were making...

Sponsors save 2003 Spud Bowl

Janessica Sanchez

September 19, 2003

This year's Shrine Potato Bowl may be the last of its kind, said Gene Grice, the chairman of the Potato Bowl Committee. "I have made some contacts, and we are in fact thinking about next year," said Grice. "I have talked to the CIF and we are talking about starting a high school Potato Bowl if this in fact is going to be the last year. But future years, who knows what that...

Reaching for victory

September 19, 2003

Shea Holland blocks the ball during volleyball practice in the BC gym Sept. 12. The volleyball team will play its first home game Sept. 26. "I think if the girls play together as a team, there is no reason they can't make it all the way to state," said head coach Denise Adams.

Track team finishes season with high marks

Leanne Cave

May 9, 2003

Bakersfield College will be well-represented at the Southern California Regional Track and Field Finals on Saturday at Memorial Stadium. While the weather conditions made it tough for the athletes to compete at the preliminaries May 3, the 'Gades secured 19 spots (men and women combined) for the finals. "The rain and wind factor made this a very difficult meet to stage and...

Softball team heads to regional playoffs

Dominic Troffer

May 2, 2003

The Bakersfield College softball team has just wrapped up its best season in recent memory, with an overall record of 30-11. According to longtime coach Sandi Taylor, the team is poised to make a run at this year's playoffs starting Saturday at Mount San Antonio College in Chino. Taylor said it was player determination which made the team the most successful in her 12 years...

Giving his all for basketball

Leanne Cave

April 25, 2003

Nathan Gutierrez was born with spina bifida, a spinal condition that can confine one to a wheelchair. But Gutierrez was born with something that a wheelchair cannot hold back: a passion and love for the game of basketball. Jan Stuebbe, Bakersfield College athletics director, said that Gutierrez is a person who never complains when asked to do something. He has a positive attitude...

Annual dinner honors track and field hall of fame inductees

Leanne Cave

April 25, 2003

There were many touching moments at the 2003 Bakersfield College Hall of Fame Track & Field and Cross Country Alumni Dinner. The highlight of the evening was the first award given. The 2003 Norm Hoffman Scholarship Award was introduced by Hoffman's son, Grant Hoffman. Hoffman was an assistant track and field coach at BC for 17 years and taught health classes. He was killed...


Jeff Eagan

April 4, 2003

The lanes stand silent in the still morning air as Bakersfield College students slowly make their way through the glass doors of Westchester Bowl. They all have their reasons for bowling, but their single purpose is to meet for their daily game as part of a physical fitness class. The cadre of bowlers all have their own unique styles, some callously throwing the ball down...

Track and field teams show their strengths

Leanne Cave

March 28, 2003

The Bakersfield College track-and-field teams will be tested as they compete Saturday against Mt. San Antonio, one of the top four community college teams in the state, and Fresno State, which is a four-year perennial powerhouse in track and field. "This will be a great opportunity and good practice against tough competition," said Bob Covey, men's track and field coach, about...

Baseball recovers from injuries

Victor Garcia

March 21, 2003

Bakersfield College's baseball team has had an up and down season so far this year due to injuries. The Renegades' record is 15-11 and 6-5 in the Western State Conference. "We started the season with a rash of injuries for the first month of the season. We have kind of weathered that storm now. We are getting people back healthy and we feel like our best baseball is still...

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