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Column: Athlete pay is not too high

Column: Athlete pay is not too high

Sam L. Jamie, Reporter

September 7, 2016

Filed under Columns

I can’t help but laugh when I realize that the average Minor League Baseball player’s salary is less than I qualify for in financial aid per semester....

Big things coming

Mohamed Bafakih, Sports Editor

May 7, 2015

Filed under Sports

As golf and track and field wrap up their respective seasons, it leaves me to recap this calendar year of Renegade Athletics and look forward towards what is to come. I had the pleasure and pressure of covering seven different sports over the course of the last eight months. It was an interesting year. With a lot of new coaches, a new athletic director, tons of records...

Leaving Bako is a no-no

Mohamed Bafakih, Sports Editor

April 22, 2015

Filed under Sports

Bakersfield has seen waves of talented athletes make their departure into the real world straight out of high school by attending schools outside of the area. But do some realize they are not ready, whether it’s in-state or out-of-state, Division 1 or community college? It’s understandable to make the decision when you can manage the obstacles of being on your own...

Homeless to being hopeless

Mohamed Bafakih, Sports Editor

March 5, 2015

Filed under Sports

“Salsa Nacho” as Waco knows him, or better known as Silas Nacita here in Bako, has been heard on the national stage over the past few months. Former standout football player and wrestler at Bakersfield High School, Nacita was an all-around class act. Nacita maintained a 4.1 GPA in the classroom as a senior in 2012 and led the Drillers to a Valley title during that...

LaVine is living the dream

Mohamed Bafakih, Sports Editor

February 24, 2015

Filed under Sports

If Valentine’s Day weekend was spent on your couch all alone with the television set on ESPN and TNT with snacks all over the place and some cold beverages on the side (like myself), you definitely got your money’s worth. The Big Apple this past weekend played host to the biggest All-Star event in all four major American sports. Yes ladies and gentlemen, the NBA All-Star...

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