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The Mamba girls basketball club placed second in the girls varsity division at the Beat the Heat Classic tourney Saturday and Sunday at Fresno State. Pictured (l-r): top row, coaches Jose Cantu, Paul Chavez, Art Chavez; 2nd row: Kylah McMillon, Zharia McCollum, Ashlyn Queen, Heidi Hernandez. Third row: Breanna Marquez, Kylie Chavez, Jasmin Dixon, Katrina Cantu. Not pictured: Vanessa Spears, Aubrey Stone.

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Eleven students from the Japan Martial Arts Academy of Bakersfield competed Saturday in the Order of the Dragon Karate Tournament at the NOR rec center. Top results: Sam Cole, 1st place weapons kata (forms), 1st kata, 1st kumite (sparring) and won the Tournament Grand Champion; Grant Mc Mahon (1st weapons kata, 1st kata, 2nd kumite); Vincent Cardenas (1st kata, 1st kumite); Anica Bolanos (3rd weapons kata, 1st kumite); Lucas Bolanos (2nd weapons kata, 3rd kumite); Ethan Padua (2nd kata, 2nd kumite); Denise Ramos (3rd kata, 1st kumite); Brycen South (1st weapons kata, 1st kata, 2nd kumite); Phillip Anderson (1st weapons kata, 2nd kumite); Shay Harris (1st kumite); Kell Harris (1st kumite).

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Bakersfield Fencing Academy, in conjunction with Centre Stage Dance Studio and Kern Athletic Fencing Foundation, recently held its annual summer fencing camp. The graduatess: Floor (l-r): Izzy Collins, Ludy thompson, Nick Billings; Back row: Jack Billings, Ruby Thompson, Peter Apsit, Peter Louden, Zach Morrell, Tyler Esparza. Not pictured: Michael Steigleder of Porterville, Alex Ramirez, Zane Amason-VanValey and Jace Jorgenson. This was the camp's largest class to date. There is fencing at 6 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays and 1:30 p.m. on Saturday at Fruitvale Park at the corner fo Fruitvale and Norris. Call Dan (661) 588-0297 for information.

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Kern River Divers finished first in eight events Saturday in the Chowchilla Diving Invitational, which included clubs from San Diego, Porterville, Clovis, Merced and Bakersfield. Back row: Assistant coach Nick Bailey, Krista Willem, Devonte Jennings, Megan Kelley, Kaylee Evans, Wren Wilkerson. Front row: Virginia Smith, Kristi Williams, Colby Evans, Taylor Ree, Chase Anderson, Jon Petris, coach Father Jim LaCasse, S.J. (Head Coach) The Kern River Divers achieved the following results. Boys 1 meter 11U: novice, 1. Devonte Jennings, 104.85 points. 15U: novice, 1. Chase Anderson, 101.40. Junior Olympic, 7. Colby Evans, 164.95 18U: Junior Olympic, 1. Jon Petris, 318.40. Boys 3 meter 11U novice, 1. Devonte Jennings, 90.10 15U novice, 5. Colby Evans, 137.85. Novice, 6. Chase Anderson, 88.35 18U, Junior Olympic, 1. Jon Petris, 266.00 Girls 1 meter 9U, Novice, 1. Wren Wilkerson, 95.30 11U, Junior Olympic, 1. Megan Kelley, 133.55 13U, Novice, 3. Krista Wallem, 100.20; 4. Novice, Virginia Smith, 91.30; 6. Novice, Kristi Williams, 82.80; 15U, 4. Novice, Taylor Ree, 106.40; Junior Olympic, 5. Kaylee Evans, 135.65 Girls 3 meter 9U, Novice, 1. Wren Wilkerson, 83.50 11U, Novice, 1. Megan Kelley, 128.90 13U, Novice, 6. Virginia Smith, 87.50; Novice, 7. Krista Willem, 86.80; Novice, 8. Kristi Williams, 69.10 15U, Novice, 3. Kaylee Evans, 139.60; 6. Novice, Taylor Ree, 92.80

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Jesse Solis earned a silver medal in the midget division discus (83 feet, 4 inches), and Alicia Viveros earned bronze in the sub-youth division shot put (40-4) and discus (114-6) at the recent AAU Junior Olympics in Houston.

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The South Valley Thunder Soccer Club U15 girls secured a championship title at Aug. 4-5 FC Irvine Showcase Tournament. The girls won their bracket of play on Saturday, won their semifinal 2-0 on Sunday morning, and then beat the Orange County-based So Cal Blues Soccer Club 3-1 for the title. The Thunder is coached by Jeff Darling and Jason Carter.

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The Bakersfield Assault went 4-1 to wiin the six-team 11U division title of the 2nd Annual Triple Play Summer Slugfest Tournament. The Assault beat the Bakersfield Thunder 13-4 in the championship game. Pictured (top row): assistant coach Jesus Cardenas, Coach Joe Perez, Coach Mark Ratekin. Second row; Gabriel Davison, Braulio Vasquez, Jacob Perez, Sean Absher, Hunter Ratekin, Robert Morales, Coach Robert Morales. First row: James Melendez, Caden Grisedale, Andrew Fajardo, Nate Cardenas, Jerry Martinez, bat boys Ryan Morales, Max Melendez.

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The Ballers for Christ 16U boys basketball team from Bakersfield went 9-0 to win the recent Las Vegas Fabulous 48 Tournament, capping their impressive run with a 6866 victory over the Canada Knights in the title game. The team posted a 20-3 record during the spring and summer, including a 7-0 showingn in the Long Beach tournament in April. Players include: Sheldon Croney of Garces, Steven Contreras, Kevin Hayes, B.J. Shelton and Landon Gosling of Bakersfield, Derek Check and Isaiah Molina of Independence and Shepard Brevail of Frontier. Coaches are Elbert Watkins and Nikhol West.


Bakersfield Nitro 11U boys travel team seeking players for 2012-13 season. Players must not have turned 11 prior to April 31, 2012. For more information, contact Jesus at (661) 205-7793.


Bakersfield Heat Girls Basketball Club is offering basketball skill building classes for girls in grades 5-11. Classes will include shooting, passing, dribbling, offensive and defensive footwork, balance and 1-on-1 techniques. 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays, today through-Oct. 25 at Lakeside School, 14535 Old River Rd., Bakersfield, 93311. Girls can sign up any time between Aug. 14-Oct. 16. Travel Team selection will be on Aug. 23


The Bakersfield Adult Co Ed Soccer (ACES) League is accepting registrations for its Fall League. Season begins on September 15. Games are on Saturday evenings, at the State Farm Sports Village. For registration or additional information please go to www.Bakersfieldaces.com or call Tim at 912-5495.


Bakersfield Nitro 16U fast-pitch tryouts, 9 a.m.-noon, Aug. 18, 25 at North Rosedale Park (BASA) Field No. 4. Contact: Remy Cruz (661) 304-5336, Albert Martinez (661) 378-1942 or Jackie Puente (661) 747-1881

Bakersfield Nitro 14U girls travel softball team seeking players for 2012-13 season. Contact Kristen Fuentez (831) 233-8172 or bakersfieldnitro_12u@-yahoo.com

Central California Krush fall tryouts, Aug. 25-26 at Central East High in Fresno: 16U, 12U, 10U at 10 a.m. 18 Gold, 18U and 14U at 1 p.m.. Pitchers and catchers 1 hour prior for workout. Contact Denise Rich (559) 281-2324, Joe Garcia (559) 681-4535 or visit centralcaliforniakrush.com


Basketball Universe Academy Summer Developmemt League

Saturday's scores

K-4th grade (8.5-ft. hoop)

Bulls 27,Clippers 16

Clippers 18, Lakers 11

K-grade 4 (10-ft. hoop)

Celtics 23, Heat 18

Celtics 27, Thunder 33

Grade 5-6 girls

Sparks 28, Dream 21

Grade 5-6 boys

Titans 42, Runners 18

Bulldogs 48, Spartans 30

Grade 7-8 girls

Huskies 35, Lady Vols 18

Cardinals 38, Huskies 36

Grade 7-8 boys

Tarheels 50, Wildcats 24

Jayhawks 60, Bl. Devils 44

F/S boys

BUA #1 59BUA #2 50

JV boys

Stockdale JV 70, BUA JV 40


High scores, weeks 11-12, summer leagues, ending Aug. 8


Men's 250-plus games: 280, Hughie Wilkinson; 268, Gary Cole; 266, Diz Francisco, Hector Santiago; 265, Jim LeDoux, Steve VanWinkle; 259, Tim Henson; 258, Mike Maloy; 257, Elwood Elliott; 255, Randy Carter.

Junior boys : 148, Noah Dunbach; 127, Kyler Cancio.Men's 700+ series : 721, Hector Santiago; 708, Carlie Medina III; 705, Zack Newman

Junior boys : 116, Nathan Hall.

Women's 220+ games: 256, Linda Perry; 224, Tracye Taylor; 220, Michelle Mormann, Jaclyn Reynaga.

Junior girls : 115, Nicole Tweedy.

Women's 600-plus series: 638, Linda Perry; 626, Tracye Taylor.

Junior girls : 250, Bradyn Reid; 106, Justine Tweedy.