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Big fourth quarter lifts Drillers over Centennial

The BHS bench gets excited as they take the lead over Centennial in the 4th quarter Wednesday night.

Basketball is a game of momentum, and if there was a pendulum in Centennial’s gym on Wednesday, it felt as if a semi-truck driver pulled inside and parked on Bakersfield’s side and pulled the parking brake, keeping momentum right there.

In a game of the top two boys basketball teams in the Southwest Yosemite League at Centennial, the Drillers outscored the Golden Hawks 23-9 in the fourth quarter to beat the Golden Hawks 64-58, putting the two teams tied atop the SWYL at 7-1 with two games left.

“I think (BHS coach Greg) Burt is the best coach in town; I have

Golden Valley's Ricardo Jaramillo and Independence's Gilbert Varela lock up during the 285 pound SYL finals at East High.

Golden Valley wins fourth straight league wrestling title

Golden Valley won its fourth consecutive South Yosemite League wrestling title Wednesday at East High, and the Bulldogs took home three individual league championships, but coach Aaron Wherry had a different number in mind when asked what the victory meant to him. Eleven. As in, 11 Bulldogs have

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Condors beat San Diego for third straight win

SAN DIEGO - For the first time this season, the Condors have a three-game winning streak. And, for the first time this season, the Condors (21-18-2-2) are three games above .500 as they beat the San Diego Gulls 4-2 on Wednesday night at the Valley View Casino. Rob Klinkhammer made an end-to end

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