The Renegade Rip

Import car show attracts young racers and fans

Edelith Obas

March 7, 2003

Spectators lined across the fence to catch a glimpse of one of their favorite drag racers at an event called Battle of the Imports Drag Racing and Car Show in Famoso last weekend, organized by the International Drag Racing Association. Throughout the state, racers made their way for a weekend featuring import cars that have been modified. A variety of import cars showed up...

After tough season, Grider plans to remain at BC

Leanne Cave

March 7, 2003

Coaching football has been a successful way of life for Bakersfield College head coach Dallas Grider. So why are rumors flying that he is stepping down because of one mediocre season? The rumors can be put to rest. Grider plans to stay at least two more years and already has set the recruiting wheels in motion. Grider said to be successful in the Western State Conference next...

Athletics not spared from budget cuts

Leanne Cave and Leanne Cave

February 28, 2003

The proposed $6 million budget cuts present a big puzzle that Bakersfield College will have to solve. Each of the 55 programs at the college will have to evaluate and try to come up with a piece of the puzzle that meets the needs of the students as well as keep the institution from suffering as a whole. And the Athletics Department is no exception. According to BC , Athletics...

Different Strokes

Daniella Williams and Daniella Williams

February 28, 2003

The people who use the Bakersfield College pool at night in the middle of winter are not crazy, just determined to get in their swim time. Despite temperatures anywhere between 40 and 50 degrees, the 5:30 to 7 p.m. session of the Swim and Stay Fit class is hanging in there. "These are the die-hards," says Charlie Pike, the instructor for the class. He explains that the common...

Community support saves BC tennis teams

Leanne Cave and Leanne Cave

February 28, 2003

The Bakersfield College men and women's tennis teams were all but canceled at the end of the 2002 spring semester. "We were told there wasn't going to be any tennis in 2003," said Rob Slaybaugh, men's tennis coach. "As far as athletics are concerned, if you want to exist, you have to raise the money for your operational costs." But thanks to strong community support and fund-raising,...

BC unveils Culver clubhouse

Victor Garcia

February 21, 2003

The Bakersfield College Athletic Department has accomplished a milestone with the completion of the George Culver Baseball Clubhouse. "It definitely is one of a kind at the community college level," said BC baseball coach Tim Painton. According to Painton, the idea came about 15 years ago from former baseball coach John Moncier and George Culver, who wanted to upgrade BC's...

Women’s basketball shooting for playoffs

Dominic Troffer

February 21, 2003

With the basketball season winding down, the men's and women's teams have had an equally tough time. Both have surprisingly similar records. The men were 11-18 while the women were 11-17 as of Wednesday afternoon. The men's team is experiencing a rebuilding season, with a group of players who have never played college basketball before. "We had no returners, all freshmen. Given...

Basketball’s Ambassadors

Roger Hornback

February 21, 2003

It was a night of fun for all ages when the Harlem Globetrotters played the New York Nationals at Centennial Garden recently. Comedy took center court as the Globetrotters took numerous breaks from the game to have fun with the crowd. Members of the audiance were pulled into the show. One young boy made a basket as the teams mascot cheared on. One woman, Darlene Ocampo, was...

Football attendance hits new low

Demethrasis Blackmon

December 6, 2002

As one of the most successful community college football programs in the nation, Bakersfield College has enjoyed a winning tradition few schools can match. But with success comes expectations. And in recent years, BC has been struggling with declining attendance. According to Athletics Department attendance records, from 1955 to 1984, BC averaged between 9,000 and 17,000...

Undefeated wrestlers compete in regionals

Leanne Cave

December 6, 2002

When the Bakersfield College wrestling team travels to Victorville on Saturday to compete in the Southern California Regional, it will represent BC in an unfamiliar way, undefeated at 9-0 in dual matches. This is the first time since 1973 that the Renegades have gone unbeaten with eight of the 10 wrestlers highly ranked in the state. "We've had good teams in the past," said...

Hoop it up

December 6, 2002

While most of the students at Bakersfield College will be enjoying Christmas vacation, the men and women's basketball teams will continue to hit the hardwood over the winter break. Women's head coach Paula Dahl led her squad to its first home victory of the season Tuesday night as BC defeated Rio Hondo 61-59. Kristen Black led all scorers with 17 points. Head coach George...

‘Gades won’t play in Potato Bowl

Leanne Cave

November 15, 2002

There will be nothing on the line Saturday as the 2002 Bakersfield College Renegades play their last home game of the season against Glendale College at Memorial Stadium at 4 p.m. With an overall record of 3-5, and 1-4 in the Western State Conference standings, there will be no state championship, no Western State Conference championship and according to Jan Stuebbe, athletic...

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