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The Messi Kings AYSO 14U soccer team went 10-0 in the regular season and 5-0 in tournament play, outscoring opponents 98-8. They have been invited to next month's sectional tournament in Bakersfield. L-R (front row): Angel Cano, Albert Gonzalez, Erasmo Nunez, Leo Nunez, Erick Ramirez, Bejamin Ruiz, Irvin Gonzalez, and Mark Gonzales. Back row: Coach Sean Cacal, Quintin Calcal, Isaac Iem, Arturo Hererra, Ruben Galvan, Adrian De Anda, Cristian Mendoza and coach Frank Mendoza.

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Central Cal Elite 13U USSSA Super Weekend Classic Champions

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Real Model, a team comprised of players from Bakersfield and Las Vegas, went 4-1 and won the international 2013 Friendship Open Cup Tournament Jan. 19-20 in Las Vegas. Real Modelo lost its opene 3-2 to Utah Mutiny F.C. before going on a roll and beating, in order: Tiki Taka from Colorado 3-0, Viet Youth from Korea 1-0, Tec de Juarez from City of Juarez Mexico 2-0 in the semifinals, and Utah Mutiny F.C 4-0 for the championship. Real Model players: Enrique Tovar, Juan Camacho, Alex Camacho, Marco Camacho, Juan Luis Romero, Eddie Martinez, Felipe Gonzales, Jesus Molina, Rigo Garcia, Ivan Simental, David Montelongo, Cestari Everton, Erick Guzman, Edgar Nava, Ricardinho Sobreira, Rodrigo Barbirato, Roberto Garcia, Jose Rojo. Team captains: Juan Camacho, Enrique Tovar.

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Bryson Hopfe of Bakersfield won the 200-mile Mojave Off Road Enthusiasts final race of the year at Barstow to clinch a points championship in the 1400 (mini truck) class, which allows unlimited suspension and engine size. The victory was the first of the season for Hopfe, who was in his first full season of racing. Hopfe's truck is a 1988 Ford Ranger with a Ford 4.6 V8 engine. The final race had 12 trucks in the class. Throughout the season the class had as many as 25 entries.



Marge's Super Senior No-Tap Tournament, 1 p.m. Jan. 31, Regency Bowling Center. For information or to sign up, call Janet at (661) 325-6428.

GEUSBC youth meeting, 5 p.m. Feb. 12, Regency Bowling Center.


Jack Frost Youth Football early sign-ups 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 2 at Saunders Park. Players entering grades 6 through 8 at the start of the 2013 school year are eligible. Registration fee is $150. Contact: Coach Jeff (661) 303-1663.


National Junior Basketball

Boys Division 1

Kings 61, Lakers 43 (Figures 26, Stapp 14)

Celtics 49, Knicks 45

(Sawkowski 23, Neilson 13, Hunt 13)

Spurs 57, Bulls 30 (Alcaide 21, Lopez 17)

Heat 39, Mavericks 33 (Driesen 11, Rush 8)

Thunder 48, Clippers 40

(Martin 16, Lucas 11)

Boys Division 2

Clippers 53, Bulls 29 (Sawkowski 12)

Thunder 56, Heat 19 (Kreech 17)

Boys Division 3

Bulls 38, Clippers 26

(Marantos 17, Perez 10)

Lakers 26, Spurs 25 (Pilley)

Girls Division 3

Comets 26, Storm 17 (Camarillo 14)

Mercury 27, Sparks 18 (Herron 7)


The Kern County Rugby Football Club rallied in the second half Sunday for a 30-24 victory over host Riverside.

A penalty kick by Marcus Felix gave Kern County a 25-24 lead with seven minutes left, and Zack Brown scored the final try in the final minutes for the final margin.

In the first half, Billy Ross scored for a 7-5 lead; Wicus Postma scored for a 12-5 lead, Garet Brown made a dive over the try line for a 17-12 lead, and Ross added another score for Kern's biggest lead, 22-12.