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Daniel Richardson, 14, competed in the AAU West Coast Junior Olympics over the weekend at Reno and set two meet records on his way to winning three golds and one silver medal. Richardson shattered the meet record in the youth boys discus with a toss of 179 feet, 5 inches, the best in the nation this year. Richardson is a three-time defending national champion in this event. He also placed first and set a meet record in the shot put (46-08), won the high jump (5-6) and was second in the 100-meter hurdles (14.59). Richardson will compete in the National Junior Olympics in Houston in August. Richardson, who will be a freshman at Frontier High, is coached by Frontier's Jeff Caneta.

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Justin Darter Jr., of Bakersfield won the 2012 USA Wrestling Kids National Championship for his weight division. Darter finished his season as the West Regional Champion in freestyle wrestling (Pocatello, Idaho, June 21-23) and the National Champion in freestyle and Greco-Roman (Orem,Utah, June 25-27). Darter was also a 2012 California USA Wrestling Triple-Crown Award winner, winning state titles in folkstyle, freestyle, and Greco-Roman. This was also Darter's third consecutive year winning the state freestyle championship. This year he competed in the intermediate age group (9-10) at 112 pounds. Darter trains with the Arvin Grizzlies and Dave Schultz Elite wrestling clubs and is coached by Jose Marin and Gerry Abas. He will be a 5th grader at Our Lady of Perpetual Help school this fall. In the photo, Darter (red) works for position in Pocatello against Washington's Braxton Mikesell.

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Mamba's AAU travel girls basketball team went undefeated in the JV division at the UCSB team camp in Santa Barbara June 23-25. Pictured (l-r): Heidi Hernandez, UCSB assistant, Kylie Chavez, Katrina Cantu, Vanessa Spears, Jasmin Dixon, UCSB coach, Aubrey Stone, Ashlyn Queen. Not pictured: Kylah McMillon, Zharia McCollum.

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The Bakersfield Northwest 9U all-stars placed second among seven teams in the District 5 state qualifier last week to advance to the Cal Ripken Central California State Tournament July 10-15 in Fresno. Front row: Aaron Martinez, Alan Feria, Landon Gonzalez, Edwin Solis, Griffen Scarry. Middle: Daniel Felix, Joshua Reiswig, Milo Villalobos, Asher Allison, Giancarlo Sacco, Landon Riley. Coaches: John Sacco, Matthew Riley, Brock Allison.


11U travel team seeking players for 2012-13 season. Call (661) 487-9331. or email rmorales10@bak.rr.com


Girls AAU team Mamba will have a free open gym workout for any 8th, 9th or 10th grader who may be interested trying out for the team from 6-8 p.m Thursday (July 5) at Actis Junior High. For more information, contact coach Paul Chavez (661) 204-7468.


Fencing camp at Centre Stage studio starting July 16. Deadline for early registration is July 9. Beginners are welcome, ages 8-80. Call Dan (661) 588-0297. There will be no fencing July 4.


Think you can hit a top-level softball pitcher? If you have an extra $20, you can take your chances Saturday against former Centennial High, UCLA and USA pitcher Megan Langenfeld, who is helping to raise money for the Legacy 14U softball team, which earned a berth into the ASA National tournament, July 30-Aug. 5 in Sioux Falls, S.D., and is raising money for travel expenses. $20 will get you 10 swings against Langenfeld. Hit the fence and you get your $20 back. Hit a home run, and get your $20 back, plus an extra $20. The fundraiser will start at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the BC softball field. For more information, call Kelly Olson at (661) 978-5068. The Legacy qualified for nationals by going 4-2 in a Central California Qualifying tournament over Father's Day Weekend.

2nd Annual Swing 4 Education Co-ed softball tournament July 22 at Beach Park. Six guys, 4 girls $250, plus six new school supplies per team. First place gets paid entry in JRob Tourney. Call Carlos (661) 817-0684 or Bubba (661) 703-0204 or email cpena10@live.com to enter or for info.


Golden Volleyball Camp for incoming freshmen, and also 8th-graders and younger, July 31-Aug. 3, noon-3 p.m. at Centennial High gym. $125 per player. Make checks payable to Golden Volleyball Camp, c/o Brooke Roberts, 9508 Durand Oak Ct., Bakersfield CA 93311. For more information, call (661) 204-7444 or 588-8601, ext. 63074

Club Jamba summer camps, 4450A California Ave.

Grades 2-5, Session 1: July 9-12, 9-11:30 a.m.; Session 2: July 16-19, 9-11:30 a.m.

Grades 6-8, Session 1: July 9-12, 1-3:30 p.m.; Session 2: July 16-19, 1-3:30 p.m.

Grades 9-12 advanced skills: July 17 and 19, 3:30-5:30 p.m.

Cost: $100/player per session

For more information: Candice Lancaster (661) 703-3050