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The Bakersfield Assault 12U baseball team won the 12-team Gold Division of the Sliders Winter Showdown tournament at the Northwest Baseball Complex Dec. 8-9. The Assault beat the Bakersfield Bullets 15-0 in the semifinals, and then beat the Bakersfield Extreme 11-2 in the championship. Bottom row; Jojo Heredia, Hunter Ratekin, Jacob Perez, Jose Ruiz, Robert Morales III, Mike Bray. Second row: Nate Cardenas, Ruben Barron, A J Torres, James Melendez, Jerry Martinez, Gabriel Davison. Top row: Coaches Joe Perez, Mark Ratekin, Robert Morales Jr.

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The Bakersfield Rebels won the four-team 13U bracket of the Sliders Winter Showdown baseball tournament Sunday with Blake Tiede pitching a 2-0 victory in the championship game. The Rebels went 3-1 in the tourney at the Northwest Baseball Complex. Back row: Mike Georgino; standing (l-r): Justin Zepeda, Corbin McMurtrey, Matthew Langston, Logan Wensley, Junior Lopez, Drew Hart, Lucas Dow. Front (l-r): Josh Delalcazar, Blake Tiede, Jackson Vaughan.

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Japan Martial Arts Academy of Bakersfield's top placers Saturday in the Order of the Dragon Karate tournament in Bakersfield. Sam Cole (1st place weapons kata (forms) 1st place kata, 1st place kumite (sparring) and was awarded the grand champion; Kell Harris, 3rd weapons kata, 3rd kumite; Donovan Simos, 1st weapons kata, 1st kata; D.J. Simos, 1st weapons kata, 3rd kata, 1st kumite; Brycen South, 2nd weapons kata, 2nd kata, 1st kumite; Phillip Anderson, 2nd weapons kata, 2nd kata 2nd sparring; Ethan Padua, 2nd kumite; Matthew Lautchang, 3rd kata, 3rd kumite; Shay Harris, 3rd kumite; Natalie Nunez, 1st kumite; Denizze Ramos 3rd kata, 2nd kumite; John Ramos 3rd kumite; Ramiro Martinez, 2nd weapons kata, 1st kata, 2nd kumite; Cesar Martinez, 1st kumite; Justine Garcia, 1st weapons kata, 1st kata, 2nd kumite; Eric Trijillo, 2nd kata, 1st kumite; Hafizh Arham, 2nd kata, 1st kumite; Rayyan Akram, 1st kata, 2nd kumite; Venia Hasna, 1st Kata, 3rd kumite; Ivan Trijillo, 2nd Kata, 1st kumite.

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The Bakersfield Heat 10U won the VTV Baseball Toys for Tots Tournament Sunday in Santa Clarita. The Heat defeated top-seeded Simi Valley 10-7 in a semifinal, then defeated the West Valley Stars for the championship. Players: Luke Froehlich, Dawson Tourney, Tommy Hopfe, Nick Perryman, Scott Ellis, Drew Jordan, David Delgadillo, Joey Vidal, Zae Fajardo, Isaiah Halton, Ryan Redstone. Coaches: JR Jordan, David Hopfe, David Tourney.

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Lucas Dobrzanski of the Kern Athletic Fencing Foundation placed third in veterans 70 saber division and 7th in foil for the same age group at the U.S. Fencing Association's North American Cup national tournament in Milwaukee. For more information on local fencing, call (661) 319-2235.



Registration is open for Northwest Bakersfield Baseball Spring League. League runs March 9-May 25. Online Registration at . Ages 4-5 T-ball, $165; Ages 6-15, $190. Family multi-player discounts given. New: All local play Travel League. Tryouts: Northwest Baseball Complex, 4009 N. Chester Ave. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Jan. 5 for last names A-K; 5:30-8 p.m. Jan. 9, for last names L-Z; 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Jan. 12 for Prep, AAA, and Majors only. Questions: email or call 679-1612.

Youth flag football

All Out Flag Football for ages 5-14. Seasons run March 14-May 9. Games playd on Thursday nights. Cost: $75-$100. Visit alloutflagfootball.org or call Nathan (661) 565-0743.

FUN Sports

FUN Sports Basketball Registration is going on right now. Ages 4-11, no tryout, all children play. Practice sites in northeast, southwest Bakersfield.Games on Saturdays. Season starts Jan. 14. For more information, visit: myfunsports.com or call (661) 378-2749.


Bakersfield Adult Co Ed Soccer (ACES) League is accepting registrations for its Spring League. Registration deadline: Jan. 6. Season begins Jan. 26. Games on Saturday evenings at the State Farm Sports Village. For registration or information, visit Bakersfieldaces.com or call Tim (661) 912-5495.


NJB youth basketball

Scoring leaders in parenthesis

Dec. 9


Division 1

Heat 37, Spurs 28 (Clayton 14, Alcaide 11)

Lakers 40, Celtics 36 (Stapp 18)

Mavericks 51, Clippers 32 (Barnett 17)

Division 2

Lakers 57, Clippers 39(Phillips 28, Olivas 12)

Thunder 44, Kings 17(Creech 16, Taylor 9)

Division 3

Thunder 24, Kings 21 (Palmer 8)

Spurs 33, Heat 25 (Guinn 14)

Bulls 43, Mavericks 16(Marantos 18)


Division 3

Sparks 14, Comets 10 (Alexander 5, Taylor, 5, Kizzar 5)