The NJB 6th-grade All-Net girls basketball team won the Central Section Regional Championship to advance to the National NJB All-Net Tournament this weekend. The team: Katrina Cantu, Lacey Reynish, Claire Hamilton, Alicia Viveros, Sequoia Wilson, Jiana Boston, JaiAuna Kinder. Not pictured: Jasmine Scott, Cailey Jorgenson and coach Jamie Viveros.
The NJB 6th-grade all-star boys basketball team won the Central Section regional championship to advance to the National NJB Championships this weekend in Orange County. The team: Justin McCall, Ryan Crowley, Darren Robinson, Luke Fringer, Trent Driesen, Nick Neilson, Ronnie Stapp, Stephen Figures, Chris Lucas, Elijah Chesley and coaches Brian Driesen and Greg McCall.
Stonecreek Junior High defeated Tevis 47-41 for the Kern County boys large schools championship at Norris Middle School. Sheldon Croney Jr. led the way with a game-high 26 points. It was Stonecreek's third county title in four years and second in three years under coach James Luckey. Stonecreek is 40-7 over the last two seasons. The team: Christian DeJesus, Blade Griffin, Coach DeShun Jackson, Darryn Blackshere, Lawrence White, Preveon Alexander, Quentin Croney, Sheldon Croney Jr., Isaiah Green, Jeshua Rodgers, Aaron Charles, Coach James Luckey, Daniel West, Tyrell Ware, Pardeep Dhand, Isaiah Martin and David Cantu.
The Norris Middle School girls basketball team finished second at the Kern County Tournament after defeating La Vina, Warren and Freedom. The team: Kristin Varner, Helen Le, Victoria Cruz, Michelle Bosola, Kayla Scott, Samantha Dossey, Julia Little, Jayla Porter, Brooke Riehl, Ally Folsom, and coach Joe Berry.
The Bakersfield Storm 8th-grade girls basketball team won the Central Section All-Net Tournament to advance to the All-Net Nationals in Los Angeles. The team: Michelle Bosola, Lisa Darquea, Ebony Grant, Zarreah Brown, Victoria Cruz, Kayla Scott, Taylor Choate and Julie Olvera, and Coach Zeke Andrews and assistant coach Nate Scott.
Trampoline and Tumbling
American Kids Sports Center Trampoline and Tumbling team, American Airborne, coached by Matt Williams competed at the Southern California 3rd Prelim competition in San Diego. Results: Zachary Andrews won Tumbling, 3rd in Double-mini Trampoline, 5th in Trampoline. Nikolaus Andrews won Trampoline, 4th Double-mini. Kalynn Beierle, in her first competition, won Trampoline, 4th Double-mini. David Brown won Trampoline, 2nd in Double-mini. Tristen Hoaglen 2nd in Double-mini, 3rd in Trampoline. Lindsey Relerford won Double-mini, 3rd in Trampoline, 4th in Tumbling. American Airborne's will be hosting the Southern California 4th Prelim, April 2-3.
The American Academy of Gymnastics Level 5 (10 and older) boys team captured the Southern California State Championships in Aliso Viejo, March 18-19. The coaches are Tom Ladman, Duncan Harris and Sean Farrell.
Results--Level 5 (10-11 age group), Noah McNaughton: 3rd all-around, first Pommel Horse, 2nd vault, 3rd high bar; Collin Maberry: first rings, 4th all-around; Collin Hensley: 2nd high bar. Level 5 (12-13), Marty Peterson: 2nd all-around, first high bar, 2nd rings, 2nd parallel bars, 3rd pommel horse, 3rd vault; Luke Tomlinson: 2nd floor exercise, 3rd rings, 3rd high bar, 4th all-around. Level 5 (14-over), Edward Goscinski: 2nd all-around, first pommel horse, first rings, first high bar, 2nd floor exercise, 2nd vault, 2nd parallel bars.
In addition, the American Level 6 (12-over) boys team placed second. Team members: Benjamin Walker (3rd all-around, 2nd rings, 2nd parallel bars, 3rd vault); Spencer Raddatz (first high bar) and David Hamilton (2nd all-around, 2nd rings, 3rd vault, 3rd high bar0. The Level 5 (7-9) boys team placed fifth overall. Team members: Zach McNaughton, Matthew Rogers, Alex Pope, Connor Shanley, Zach Whitmore and Alexander Gerber.
Twelve members qualified to the Region 1 Gymnastics Championships, April 7-10 in Oakland. Three of the boys were selected to the All-Star Team, which will represent Southern California at the event against All-Star Teams from four other states. All-Star members are Marty Peterson and Noah McNaughton and Benjamin Walker. Collin Maberry was chosen as an alternate to the team. The 12 qualifiers were: Level 8: Brett Ridley; Level 6: Benjamin Walker, Spencer Raddatz, Wade Froehlich, Spenser Prow; Level 5: Marty Peterson, Luke Tomlinson, Noah McNaughton, Collin Maberry, Collin Hensley, Zach McNaughton, and Matthew Rogers.
American Kids Sports -- At the Malibu Coast Challenge, Girls Level 5, 7-8 year-old age division, Amy Cheng placed 7th in all-around with a 33.100. Taylor Bentley placed 7th in the all-around in the 9-year-old division with a 34.700. In the 10-year-old division, Ellie Murdoch placed 3rd on floor with a 9.250 and 2nd in the all-around, 35.800.
The Level 4 girls team took first place. In the 6-8 age division, Ireland Fleming placed 4th on bars (9.150) and 6th in all-around (35.550). Karlee Taylor placed 2nd on floor (9.250) and 8th in all-around (35.150). Dalila Olivera placed 13th in all-around (32.300). In the 9-11 age division, Sophie Bouldoukian earned 1st on floor (9.575) and 2nd in all-around (35.975). Allison Reese placed 2nd on beam (9.375) and 3rd in all-around (35.950). Elena Caballero took 2nd on bars (8.975) and 3rd in all-around (35.950). Lacey Scott earned 2nd on vault (9.00) and tied both her teammates for 3rd in the all-around (35.950). Caitlin Lowery placed 1st on beam (9.525) and 7th in all-around (35.350). Natalie Roberts placed 8th in all- around (34.925). Sydney Lahoda had an all-around score of 33.600, earning 13th place.
Kern County Tuskers -- Billy Ross' two tries led the Tuskers to their first win of the season Saturday, 25-21 over the Riverside Killer Bees at Emerald Cove Park.
Trailing 21-15, Kern County (1-7) clawed their way back into the match on a try from Lucas Ramos during the 68th minute, and then sealed the win on Loren Henderson's game-winning try with five minutes remaining.
The Tuskers will play 1 p.m. Saturday at Eagle Rock.
Han's Taekwondo Academy -- At the 2011 USA-Taekwondo National Qualifier in San Diego, March 11-13, Han's Taekwondo Academy of Bakersfield won 14 gold medals, six silver and eight bronze. The event was the first of three regional championships across the United States. Winners of each division hold the title of U.S. Western Regional Champions. Individual results, Gold medals: Amanda Alvarez, Charles Bonoan, Christine Bonoan, Christopher Crisostomo, Bryan Guinto, Gordon Hagerman, Rashall Holguin, Amyah Johnson, Malik Newell, Garrett Pedersen, Kristian Phounsavath, Justin Rodriguez, Sarah Tieu and Allen Vang. Silver medals: Kayla Alvarez, Julian Esposo, Ethan Gallegos, Jillian Jo Medina, Camryn White and Jeny Vang. Bronze medals: Gaby Abuyen, Aiesha Angeles, Cristian Morillo, Alexandria Carino, Jonathan Cejoco, John Estacio, Jonathan Gallegos, and Charles Lo.
Elite Force Wrestling Club -- At the USAW Folkstyle state meet, Intermediate: 60 pounds--Mckay East, 4th; 95--Jacob Lightners, 2nd; 100--Saba Gracia, 8th; 120--Michael Vander Poel, 2nd. Novice: 70--Jaden Abas, 4th; 75--Izzak Olejnik, 1st; 85--Trent Tracy, 1st; 95--Jonthan Gracia, 1st; 100--Willem DeBoer, 5th. Middle School: 138--Austin Gamboa, 6th.
Japan Martial Arts Academy of Bakersfield -- At the Order of the Dragon Karate tournament, results: Grant Mc Mahon, 1st place kata (forms), 1st place weapons kata, 1st place kumite (sparring) and placed as the Junior Grand Champion; Sam Cole, 1st kata, 2nd kumite; Adam Crespo, 2nd kata, 1st kumite; Vincent Cardenas, 1st kata, 1st kumite; Sienna Ryan, 1st kata, 3rd weapons kata; Desirre Castro, 2nd kata, 1st kumite; Dalton Rohrbach, 3rd kumite; Layton Rohrbach, 1st kumite; Xavier Olea, 2nd kata, 1st kumite; Garrett Douglas, 3rd kata, 1st kumite; Kalan Emdy, 1st kumite; Ryan Reyes, 2nd kumite.