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The NW Bakersfield 12-year-old all-star team won its 5th straight Central Cal Ripken State title July 8 in Fresno. The team had victories over Hanford, Clovis and San Luis Opispo (twice). Jalen Smith of NW was the tournament MVP and teammates Anthony Baldridge, Andres Garza, Nathan Ortiz and RJ Senining also were all-tournament picks. The NW roster includes: Elijah Brum, Daniel Garcia, Alex Garza, Michael Keese, Chase Morales and Ryan Reese. Coaches are Henry Brum, Jimmy Garcia and Mike Garza. The team moves on to the Pacific Southwest Regional tournament in Taylorsville, Utah July 22-28.

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Thirteen students from the Japan Martial Arts Academy of Bakersfield competed Saturday in the Battle of the Dojos Karate tournament in Hanford. Top results: DJ Simos, 2nd Kata (forms), 1st place Kumite (sparring); Donovan Simos, 4th Kata, 3rd Kumite; Sam Cole, 1st Kata, 1st Kumite, 1st Weapons Kata and won Junior Grand Champion; Grant Mc Mahon, 2nd Kata, 3rd Kumite, 2nd weapons Kata; Tristen Bradex, 2nd Kata, 3rd Kumite; Phillip Anderson, 2nd Kumite, 1st Weapons Kata; Denise Ruiz, 2nd Kata, 1st Weapons Kata; Matthew Ruiz, 2nd Kata, 4th Kumite, 3rd Weapons Kata; Vincent Cardenas, 1st Kata, 1st Kumite; Anica Bolanos, 3rd Kata, 3rd Kumite, 2nd Weapons Kata; Lucas Bolanos, 4th Kata, 1st Weapons Kata; Danny Villanueva, 1st Kumite; Damian Gomez, 1st Kata, 1st Kumite, 1st Weapons Kata; Team sparing: Sam Cole, Vincent Cardenas and Grant Mc Mahon won 24-3.

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Eight Frontier High cheerleaders were chosen for All-American recognition last week at the UCA Cheer Camp in Palm Springs. Pictured (l-r): Hannah Farnum, Taylor Faulkenberry, Taylor Webb, Julie McKindley, Amanda Whaley, Shelby Baird, Madi Darling and Lauren Gibson.

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Fifty-nine members of Frontier High School's 63-member cheer squad participated in the in the UCA Cheer Camp in Palm Springs last week. FHS placed second in the Elite Division for its extreme routine and won the "most spirited squad" award. The varsity, JV and freshmen teams are coached by Lisa Bolton and assistant Suzanne Sullivan. The camp included more than 500 girls.

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Club Jamba 18 Tom completed a successful season by competing in the open division of nationals in Ohio. After winning three total bids to nationals during the season the team competed in the top division, open, during the four-day tournament in Columbus, Ohio. Club Jamba won nationals bids in Anaheim, Spokane and Reno during the season. Three divisions exist at the national tournament: American, National, and Open. Club Jamba 18 Tom will complete the season as the 23rd-ranked club team in the nation. Team members: coach Tom Clarke, Lauren Campbell, Jasmine Waite, Ali Schroeter, Kellie Graves, Kiki Robinson, Baylie Duncan, Krista Rymer, and McKenna Painton.

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Club Jamba 12 Kathy won the recent Summer Soiree tournament at the Anaheim Convention Center. Team members include Coach Kathy Jackson, coach Coy Townson, Chandler Brown, Molly Cristobal, Gabrielle Dhanens, Lilly Graham, Maggie Herrera, Monisha Lewis, Alexus McLeod, McKenzie Miller, Kennadi Nelson, Morgan Townson, Kendall Yanez.

Youth tackle football

Jack Frost League begins its season July 23. To sign up, call coach Jim (805) 829-4473


The Bakersfield Adult Co Ed Soccer (ACES) League started registration for its fall league. Season begins on Sept. 15. Games on Saturday evenings at the State Farm Sports Village. Visit Bakersfieldaces.com or call Tim (661) 912-5495.


Bakersfield Nitro 18U seeking an outfielder/utility player. Call (661) 204-4543.


Andrew Ariey of Bakersfield won the "Rock to Pier" 10K run July 7 at Morro Bay in 30 minutes, 10 seconds, the best among more than 900 competitors and about a minute off the record set by former Taft High standout and 2008 U.S. Olympian Billy Nelson.


Track and field

The Kern County Athletic All-Stars youth track club had a strong showing at the USATF Region 14 (Northern and Central California) Championships with four regional champions and 14 top-three finishers. The Kern County Athletic All-Stars were lead by Malik Elizee, who won the 13-14 boys triple jump, placed second in the long jump, third in the 200 meter hurdles, and anchored the second-place 4x400 meter relay. Other regional champions for the All-stars included Marcel Avery (8U boys long jump), Ilan Katz (9-10 boys shotput) and the boys 11-12 4x400 meter relay team of Jose Colotl, Tony Hernandez, Adam Teasdale and Moises Medrano. The regional championships were the final tune-up before the National Junior Olympics in Houston.

Top placers

First: Marcel Avery, boys 8 LJ, 10-9.75; Ilan Katz, boys 9-10 SP, 27-02; Malik Elizee, boys 13-14 TJ, 37-10; Jose Colotol, Tony Hernandez, Adam Teasdale, and Moises Medrano, boys 11-12 4x400 relay, 4:18.24.

Second: Matthew Medrano, boys 9-10 1500m 5:20.84; Moises Medrano, boys 11-12 800, 2:22.71; Malik Elizee, boys 13-14 LJ, 17-4.25; Fred Weaver, boys 13-14 TJ, 37-02; Fred Weaver, Pedro Cruz, Joseph Dominguez, Malik Elizee, 13-14 boys 4x400 relay, 3:58.25.

Third: Matthew Medrano, boys 9-10 800 2:40.64; Nevin Diaz, boys 9-10 1500, 5:22.59; Moises Medrano, boys 11-12 1500, 4:49.16; Malik Elizee, boys 13-14 200h, 30.04; Fred Weaver, boys 13-14 HJ, 5-01.


July 14 Basketball Universe Academy Summer Developmemt League scores

Grades K-4 (8.5-foot hoop)

Lakers 10, Clippers 8

Lakers 15, Bulls 14

(10-foot hoop)

Thunder 26, Heat 18

Celtics 34, Thunder 32 (OT)

Girls grades 5-6

Mercury 47,Sparks 33

Dream 23, Sparks 21

Boys grades 5-6

Spartans 59, Titans 29

Bulldogs 54, Runners 38

Girls grades 7-8

Cardinals 40, Huskies 39

Cardinals 29, Vols 26

Boys grades 7-8

Wildcats 22, Jayhawks 20,OT

Tarheels 36, Bluedevils 33

F/S girls

BUA AAU 26, Team #1 20

F/S boys

Team 2 44, Team 1 40

JV boys

Team 1 65, Stockdale HS 54

Bowling, high scores

Summer leagues, weeks 7-8

Regency Bowling Center

Men's 250-plus games : 300: Jimmy Hefley; 276: Nick Camba; 268: Diz Francisco; 258: Elwood Elliott; 256: Zack Newman; 254: Eric Grumbles; 253: Mike Long

Junior boys : 145: Noah Daunbach; 93: Kyler Cancio

Men's 700-plus series : 738: Jimmy Hefley; 726: Zack Newman; 725: Nick Camba; 705: Elwood Elliott

Junior boys : 460: Nick Mauldin

Women's 220-plus games : 255: Cynthia Carr; 246: Tracye Taylor; 225: MaryAnn Barker, Becky Hardwick; 224: Sophia Cole; 223: Veronica Davis

Junior girls : 83: Bradyn Reid

Women's 600-plus series: 684: Tracye Taylor; 643: Sophia Cole; 616: Becky Hardwick; 605: Veronica Davis

Junior girls : 427: Nicole Tweedy; 378: Justine TweedyAMF Southwest Lanes

Men's high games : 275: Vu Phan; 270: Jon Bradley; 268 -- Sonny Pollard; 267: Tyson Holder; 266: Phillip Chow; 260: Glenn Yeoman; 259: Norris Richards; 257: Jerome Ennis, Ron Erickson; 256: Herb Joke; 250: Jeff McMahan

Junior boys : 277: Andrew Svoren; 257: Cody Lewis; 202: Paul St. Laurent; 201: Tyler Samora

Men's high series : Junior boys: 739: Andrew Svoren; 667: Cody Lewis

Women's high games : 235: Patricia Cole; 205: Pat Jones