The Renegade Rip

Spring Fever

April 26, 2002

Bakersfield College athletes enjoyed spring weather as they began to wrap up their seasons. The women's tennis team finished by winning its final matches. The team will compete in the Ojai Tournament in Ventura this weekend. "It's the biggest amateur tournament in the United States," said head coach Keith Hinds. "We're just going down there to have fun." The golf team competed...

Makin’ the Cut

Demethrasis Blackmon

April 26, 2002

The warm spring afternoon gave way to a cool breezy evening as teams from the Western State Conference converged on Memorial Stadium to compete in the track and field preliminaries Saturday. Bakersfield College will be well represented when the top qualifiers from each event will return to Memorial Stadium Saturday to compete in the conference finals. One of the top athletes...

Condor Kid

John Vodopija

April 19, 2002

function openSlideShow108(){ window.open(slideshowpath + 108, 'selectUser', config='height=300,width=230,scrollbars=No,resizable=Yes');} View slideshowSeven-year-old Matthew Scott Clendenen had a chance to meet a professional hockey player. He then dropped the ceremonial first puck. For Matthew, it was a big moment during the March 20 Condors game against the Tacoma Sabercat...

Family comes first for BC outfielder

Leanne Cave

April 19, 2002

For Sean Alexander, this season has been a time for healing. As a returning All-Conference centerfielder and the 2001 Most Valuable player for the Renegades, Alexander could have made baseball his only priority. Instead he chose family. He did not hesitate to go to a Las Vegas hospital to be with his younger brother Ryan, who was diagnosed with leukemia in March while participating...

Big league kids

April 19, 2002

Seven-year-old Jake Fortnum found a great way to celebrate his birthday. Not only did he get to make brownies with Bakersfield College flags in them but he and his classmates were able to play in a tee-ball exhibition organized with the help of BC coaches and players. Lynn Bumerts, who teaches first grade at St. John's Lutheran school and also works concession during baseball...

Playing the Game

Tami Olivares

April 12, 2002

A major injury kept student Kyle Kuwahara from the sport he loved. The 19-year-old Bakersfield College student has played baseball for most of his life. In his last year at Garces High School, he broke his tibia and tore most of the ligaments surrounding it, he said. He spent four months in a wheelchair and hours enduring physical therapy. Kuwahara did not let his injury...

Women win last home match

Demethrasis Blackmon

April 12, 2002

With the lights of Memorial Stadium looming on the horizon, and the cheers from the Bakersfield College softball fans echoing in the distance, the BC women's tennis team earned a victory in its final home contest of the season against Allan Hancock. All season long, the 'Gades have had to overcome an immediate disadvantage before they even stepped on the court. Since every...

‘Gades slide into season

Leanne Cave

March 15, 2002

function openSlideShow() { window.open(slideshowpath + 61, 'selectUser',config='height=385,width=250,scrollbars=No,resizable=Yes');} View slideshowThe Bakersfield College baseball team begins every season with the high expectations of winning a championship. At this point, the Renegades are struggling with a losing overall record of nine wins and 10 losses and a Western S...

Globetrotter shares Byrd’s-eye view of pro basketball

Demethrasis Blackmon

March 15, 2002

When Roy "ZaZu" Byrd was growing up, he loved to make people laugh. When he was in grade school, his teacher would even give him the last few minutes of class to stand up and crack jokes when the daily school lessons were done. "My teacher told me I'd be a comedian," Byrd said. "I said, 'No, I'm not. I'm going to be a professional basketball player,' and everybody laughed...

‘Solid’ BC tennis team courts success this season

Elizabeth Gregory

March 15, 2002

The Bakersfield College men's tennis team seems to be at the top of its game this season. The team is in second place within the state with an overall record of 9-1, according to BC tennis coach Rob Slaybaugh. "We have some talented kids," Slaybaugh said. "A lot of them are what I call 'club kids' because they have more experience." Slaybaugh said it has been a tough year...

Softball heads into new division this season

Demethrasis Blackmon

March 8, 2002

Coaches have a familiar motto that states offense wins games, but defense wins championships. The Bakersfield College women's softball team has found a balance between the two fronts and is looking for a little team consistency before entering into its Western State Conference Blue Division games, which begin at Citrus College at noon on Saturday. The conference will be divided...

‘Gades qualify for basketball playoffs

Leanne Cave

March 1, 2002

On a wing and a prayer the Bakersfield College men's basketball team is going to play in the first round of the state regional playoffs. The Renegades will get another shot to prove that they are better than their mediocre 15-16 overall record. Even though BC lost three of the last four games, they showed some team character as they battled an unbeaten conference foe, Los...

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