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The Bakersfield College baseball team (12-14, 7-3 Western State South) picked up its sixth win in its last seven games, beating LA Mission (17-10, 6-4), 12-6, at home on Tuesday. It made BC the first team in the conference to reach seven WSC wins this season.

  • BY JON METTUS jmettus@bakersfield.com

Sergio Mendez didn’t truly know what wrestling was until he came to Cal State Bakersfield. Matt Williams joined the CSUB wrestling program as a boy and left a man. Five years with most days spent in the John Antonino Sports Complex taught Coleman Hammond to adapt.

  • By ALEX BRANDON The Associated Press

GREAT MILLS, Md. — A teenager wounded a girl and a boy inside his Maryland high school Tuesday before an armed school resource officer was able to intervene, and each of them fired one more round as the shooter was fatally wounded, a sheriff said.

  • BY JASON KOTOWSKI jkotowski@bakersfield.com

A Bakersfield woman was sentenced to prison Tuesday in the death of her young son, ending a case that began eight years ago when authorities were dispatched to a travel trailer and found the 4-year-old suffering from blunt force trauma to his head and abdomen. 


Bakersfield College softball topped Cuesta, 3-1, on Tuesday to improve to 20-5 overall and 5-1 in Western State South play.

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Ever take one of those silly personality tests on Facebook? Your friends took the quiz (“What city should you actually live in?” was a popular one), so you followed the link to a website, answered some questions and shared the result: “Paris.” All in good fun within your private social media…