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VENTURA — A game played less than a mile from the Pacific Ocean turned out to be a day at the beach for the Bakersfield Drillers.

The only thing that seemed to stand in the way of the Drillers was the Drillers, and that was very few and very far in between in a 42-7 rout of Elk Grove-Pleasant Grove in the Brothers-In-Arms Classic at Ventura College on Saturday evening.

BHS scored on its first four drives of the game. Whether it was Shane Jones running untouched for a 53-yard score, or Trayvone Jackson doing one better with an 88-yard scamper down the field, or

Centennial quarterback Will Alexander looks to throw during Saturday's game at Ventura College against St. Bonaventure.

St. Bonaventure pass game too much for Centennial

VENTURA — Centennial’s season will not be defined by the first game played in August, but it still was not the way anyone in the program could have imagined. In the final game of a showcase in the Brothers In Arms Classic at Ventura, Centennial fell 45-13 to Ventura-St. Bonaventure in the stadium

Frontier quarterback Greg Youngblood busts through a hole as Cabrillo's Jesus Mendoza falls short in his effort to make the tackle. Other Titans are, from left, Koltin Anderson, (63), Connor Gettman, (23), and Greg Smith (64).

Friday Night rewind: Liberty starts off season with big road win

If anyone was wondering what Bryan Nixon and his coaching staff could do for an encore after the Central Section Division I championship last December, well, it was to start the season off with a big-time win. On the road against Clovis West, Liberty utilized a late defensive stand, a big night

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  • Gary Dutton (78) races with Chris McKellar during Saturday’s IMCA Northern Sport Mods feature at Bakersfield Speedway.

    Spainhoward wins Sport Mod feature at Moshier Classic

    A wet spot on the track on turn one tuned the tide in the Sport Mod race on Saturday night at Bakersfield Speedway. Water from a crash had not yet dried when the race restarted with two laps to go and it cost Chris McKellar. McKellar, who had led since the start, hit the wet area and got sideways.

  • Broncos outside linebacker Von Miller attempts to sack Rams quarterback Case Keenum during the first quarter of a preseason game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on Saturday.

    Siemian, Lynch lead Broncos past Rams

    DENVER — Quarterbacks Trevor Siemian and Paxton Lynch each led touchdown drives and the Denver Broncos beat the Los Angeles Rams 17-9 on Saturday night. Running back Ronnie Hillman, battling to retain a roster spot in the Broncos’ crowded backfield, finished Lynch's third-quarter scoring drive

  • Cowart's homer helps Angels defeat angry Tigers

    DETROIT — Kaleb Cowart's first home run of the season, a two-run fly ball to right in the third inning and strong relief pitching by scratched scheduled starter Jhoulys Chacin led the Los Angeles Angels to a 3-2 victory over Detroit in a game marked by two Tigers players, their manager and

  • Raiders quarterback Derek Carr signals from the line against the Titans during the first half at Oakland-Alameda Coliseum on Saturday.

    Titans scoot past Raiders

    OAKLAND — If you like offense, the first half of Saturday night's Tennessee Titans’ 27-14 victory over the Oakland Raiders provided it. While neither team wanted to show too much of its hand, because they meet in week three of the regular season, both offenses showed enough in the first half

  • BC runners 8th in first cross country meet of season

    OXNARD — Bakersfield College opened its cross country season Friday by placing eighth out of 10 teams in the women’s 5-kilometer race and eighth out of 11 teams in the 4-mile men’s race. Sydney Roman was BC’s top finisher in the women’s race, placing 25th with a time of 20 minutes, 56 seconds.

  • \Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager, left, is greeted by manager Dave Roberts, center, and bench coach Bob Geren in the dugout after a solo home run in the first inning of the game against the Cubs at Dodger Stadium on Saturday.

    Seager sets club mark as Dodgers upend Cubs

    LOS ANGELES — Escaping the first inning with minimal damage made all the difference in the world for Julio Urias and the Los Angeles Dodgers in a win Saturday over the Chicago Cubs. “The Cubs are very good in the first inning,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. “Their guys get on you early and

  • Callahan wins Spec Mod race at KCRP

    Kevin Callahan's has experienced more than his share of bad luck while running for the Spec Mod track championship this year at Kern County Raceway Park. However, everything went Callahan's way Saturday night on the track's half-mile paved oval.Callahan extended his points lead with a

  • Hofstra beats CSUB volleyball

    WEST POINT, N.Y. — Cal State Bakersfield concluded a 1-2 performance at its season-opening volleyball tournament with a 21-25, 25-12, 25-15, 25-17 loss to Hofstra Saturday morning. “We passed and served very well in the first set,” CSUB coach Giovana Melo said in a post-match release. “We couldn’t

  • Week 1 BVarsity Nightly

    BVarsity prep football stats for Week 1

    Frontier 42, Lompoc-Cabrillo 6 Cabrillo 0 0 0 6— 6 Frontier 14 14 7 7—42 First quarter F—Cornford 28 pass from Youngblood (Neal kick) F—Gettman 2 run (Neal kick) Second quarter F—Morales 4 run (Neal kick) F—Cornford 27 pass from Youngblood (Neal kick) Third quarter F—Youngblood 27 run

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  • Community sports roundup for June 6

    Upcoming local and community sports events and signups: • NW Baseball is taking registrations for its fall league. T-Ball (ages 4-5) costs $125; All other age divisions are $150. Player evaluations will be August 1-5; drafts are August 8-12; Practices start August 13; Opening day is Sept. 18. All

  • Teams from the Bakersfield Youth Lacrosse League played exhibition games, their first ever, against teams from Orcutt and San Luis Obispo in Santa Maria. Three division – 3rd and 4th graders, 5th and 6th graders, 7th-9th graders – competed, picking up a win in four games. For more information on the BYLL, visit BakersfieldYouthLacrosse.com.

    Community sports roundup for May 16

    Upcoming camp and local sports announcements: • NW Baseball is taking registrations for its fall league. T-Ball (ages 4-5) costs $125; All other age divisions are $150. Player evaluations will be August 1-5; drafts are August 8-12; Practices start August 13; Opening day is Sept. 18. All teams will

  • The Independence High JV baseball team completed a 15-0 season. The team is: Christopher Garibay, George Zavala, Kobe Holden, Reilly Combs, Zech Castellon, Louie Zavala, Christian Eyraud, Jacob Garibay, Hunter Adams, Kyle Sneddon, Andrew Martinez, Dominick Rubio, David Waybright, Roman Hinzo, Brycen Romero, Grant Holleman. Coaches: Travis Boos, Grant Sanders and Josh Gallington.

    Independence JV baseball team goes undefeated in 2016

      The Independence High JV baseball team completed a 15-0 season. The team is: Christopher Garibay, George Zavala, Kobe Holden, Reilly Combs, Zech Castellon, Louie Zavala, Christian Eyraud, Jacob Garibay, Hunter Adams, Kyle Sneddon, Andrew Martinez, Dominick Rubio, David Waybright, Roman

  • Aidan Myers, competing in the 11 year old age division, placed 5th in the all-around at the Junior National Championships May 4-8 in Battle Creek, Michigan. He also placed 7th on floor exercise and 9th on pommel horse. He becomes the first Bakersfield male gymnast ever to place in the top 10 at Nationals. Myers trains at American Kids Sports Center and is coached by Tom Ladman, Matt Williams and Michael Keeter.

    Top showing at nationals for Bakersfield gymnast

    Aidan Myers, competing in the 11 year old age division, placed 5th in the all-around at the Junior National Championships May 4-8 in Battle Creek, Michigan. He also placed 7th on floor exercise and 9th on pommel horse. He becomes the first Bakersfield male gymnast ever to place in the top 10 at

  • NW Baseball opens registration for fall season

    NW Baseball is taking registrations for its fall league. T-Ball (ages 4-5) costs $125; All other age divisions are $150. Player evaluations will be August 1-5; drafts are August 8-12; Practices start August 13; Opening day is Sept. 18. All teams will play 10 games, plus playoffs. All players will