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Three students from the Japan Martial Arts Academy of Bakersfield competed in the International Martial Arts Festival in Anaheim Saturday. More than 1,000 athletes competed. Sam Cole placed first in kata (forms), weapons kata, kumite (sparring) and team kumite; Grant Mc Mahon placed second in kata, first in weapons kata, first in kumite and team Kumite; and Vincent Cardenas placed first in kata, second in kumite, and first in eam kata. Pictured (l-r): Sam Cole, Grant Mc Mahon, Vincent Cardenas. Rear: Sensei Jon Cobbs

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Bakersfield Bombers U19 win The Sand Soccer in Huntington Beach The Bakersfield Bombers 19U men's team won the The Sand Soccer in Huntington Beach Tournament. Players are Kolby Buller, Trevor Casalman, Mikali Chapa, Jose Chavez, KC Clifton, Juan Fernandez, Gabe Garcia, Daniel Ibarra, Marc Martin, Sean Morris, Miguel Oceguera, Austin Ortiz, Jose Salcedo, Arty Sanchez, Andy Sanders, Tommy Williford and Brett Womack. The team is coached by Kenn Clifton.

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At the California State Tag Team Battle, Han's Taekwondo's tag team of Austin Carter, Ethan Gallegos, Josh Magpuri, Kristian Phounsavath and Jacob Grace defeated Sinaloa, Mexico's competition tag team. Team 2 members Josue Corona, Nathan Corona, Elijah DeSouza, Mark Agbalog, Mitchell Agapito and Philip Vu also won their respective division versus Eagle Taekwondo of San Diego, and the team of Christine Bonoan, Amanda Alvarez, Francis Hurd, Delbert Hake, Katie Longjohn and Charles Bonoan won their age 12-13 division over Pacific Taekwondo of Rancho Cucamonga. The Bakersfield teams were coached by Master Francis Esposo.

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Bakersfield Bombers U19 win The Sand Soccer in Huntington Beach The Bakersfield Bombers 19U men's team won the The Sand Soccer in Huntington Beach Tournament. Players are Kolby Buller, Trevor Casalman, Mikali Chapa, Jose Chavez, KC Clifton, Juan Fernandez, Gabe Garcia, Daniel Ibarra, Marc Martin, Sean Morris, Miguel Oceguera, Austin Ortiz, Jose Salcedo, Arty Sanchez, Andy Sanders, Tommy Williford and Brett Womack. The team is coached by Kenn Clifton.

Announcements

Baseball

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

Bakersfield HEAT Baseball Club 10U open tryouts 6 p.m. Aug. 25 at Southwest Aera Field. Players can not turn 11 before April 30. Contact JR Jordan (661) 661-204-6904.

Soccer

The Bakersfield Adult Co Ed Soccer (ACES) League is currently 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.

Softball

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