Zach Ewing's Week 6 HS football previews and predictions

Centennial quarterback Cesar De Leon delivers a pass as he gets a block by teammate Brandon Robinson on Clovis defender Tanner Rice during the first half of the Golden Hawks' 28-27 loss to Clovis on Sept. 25.

Many thanks to Trevor Horn for filling in for me last week while I took a little paternity leave. Also thanks for all of the congratulations on Twitter and Facebook. They warmed mine and Ellen’s hearts.

While I was away, Ridgeview cemented its status as the Central Section’s top team, at least in my eyes, and non-league play ended, with the exception of a game or two the rest of the way. We have a very clearly defined favorite in the Southeast Yosemite League — that would be two-time defending champion South, even though the Rebels lost to West last week —

Cubs starting pitcher Jake Arrieta reacts after he was hit by a pitch by the Pirates during the seventh inning in the National League Wild Card playoff game at PNC Park on Wednesday.

Arrieta’s gem keeps Cubs title hopes alive

CHICAGO – Jake Arrieta carried his masterful pitching over to the postseason by tossing a four-hit shutout as the Chicago Cubs beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-0 in the National League wild-card game. The right-hander struck out 11 and walked none in his first career playoff start, needing 113

Arianna Tilbury helped lead Stockdale to its 16th straight SWYL girls tennis championship this season.

High school notebook: BCHS DeJager into kicker record books

Bakersfield Christian senior Nathan DeJager was named the CalHi Sports Northern California special teams player of the week for his efforts in going 4 for 4 in field goal attempts in Bakersfield Christian’s 41-21 in over Kennedy on Friday. DeJager is a perfect 14 for 14 for PAT kicks and is



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