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Bakersfield High takes 19th straight league wrestling title

Bakersfield's Navonte Demison gains control of Liberty's Santana Rojas in the 138-pound final of the Southwest Yosemite League Championship at Frontier High School on Feb. 11, 2016. Demison win the match with a pin at 3:15.

It has happened for the past 19 Februarys, like clockwork: Husbands rush to buy Valentine’s Day gifts, and Bakersfield High wins a league wrestling championship.

And yet, the Drillers, who out-paced second-place and host Frontier 269-231 on Friday to win another Southwest Yosemite League crown, don’t feel like they’re performing a chore.

“There’s definitely a sense of pride,” BHS co-coach Frank Lomas said. “We want to win it every year, and we knew Frontier would be right there with us this year. It keeps the kids focused, so

Shannon Wafer takes flight over Highlands Dupree Foreman.

North beats Highland, clinches first league title in 10 years

Spending the better part of the last decade as an assistant at Garces, Matt Morin was ready to try his hand as a head coach. When he got the call from North during the offseason last year, Morin jumped at the chance to try to turn around a once-successful program. It took a few lumps with the

CSUB softball vs Santa Clara In the bottom of the sixth CSUB's #11 Amber Mills gets home safely just as the ball gets to Santa Clara's catcher Breezy Bernard catches the ball from an RBI.

Freshmen ready to have impact on CSUB softball team

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