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The South Valley Thunder girls 11U soccer team went 4-0 to win the championship of the Ventura County Fusion Spring classic recently in Ventura. The Thunder won the championship game 2-1 on penalty kicks over the Westside Breakers of Westwood Pictured: (top row, l-r): Gillian Goco, Itzabella Armendariz, Gwendolyn Sasser, Taya Collins, Haley Obenshain, Mia Gangle, Mavi Mazo, and Coach Troy Lynch. Bottom (l-r): Chloe Sizemore, Rylee Sellers, Sara Patel, Madi Frey, Gianna Valenti, Madison McMahon, and Cynthia Flores. Sitting: Megan Lynch.

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The Bakersfield NJB Division 3 Central Valley champion All-Stars competed in the NJB Valley Championship tournament this past week in Lemoore. Pictured: Ben Norman, Jermaine Dabbs, Aiden Moreno, Mikhi Pitts, Jacob Garcia, Seth Marantos, Ty Silva, Max Palmer, Carson Pilley, Jackson Tucker, coach Hubbert, assistant coach Palmer

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The Bakersfield NJB Division 2 All-Stars won Central Valley Tournament in Lemoore, and will advance to the NJB National Tournament this weekend in Anaheim. Pictured: coach Leonard Viveros, Daniel Viveros, Noah Taylor, Joseph Campbell, Kosta Bikakis, Sam Sakowski, Isaiah Hughes, Conner Matzke, Dakota Ochoa, Dustin Creech, Jackson Campbell, coach John Campbell

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The Central California Blues Girls 14U soccer team won four games from California and Arizona to win their six-team division March 10 in Chula Vista Premier Cup tournament, beating the Bonita Rebels 3-1 for the title. The players are: Leah Graham, Brooke McDonald, Payton Armijo, Ryleigh Gutierrez, Jackie Zavala, Savannah Aborqui, Jackie Barrera, Bailey Lopez, Mariah Rex, Emily Garcia, Sadie Armijo, Andrea Aborqui, Lauryn Espinoza, Carla Guzman, Kylie Smith. The coach is Daniel Felix

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Results of 13 students from the Japan Martial Arts Academy of Bakersfield competed in the Order of the Dragon Karate tournament in Bakersfield: Christion Alsina (1st place kata, or forms, and 3rd place weapons kata) Justin Garcia 1st place in kumite, or sparring, 1st kata, 3rd weapons kata; Phillip Anderson, 1st kata, 1st weapons kata; D.J. Simos, 1st kumite, 1st kata, 2nd weapons kata; Aldrin Sagun 3rd weapons Kata; Sam Cole 1st kumite, 1st kata, 1st weapons kata and was honored as grand champion; Venia Hasna, 1st kumite, 3rd weapons kata; Rayyan Akram, 1st kumite, 2nd kata, 2nd weapons kata; Jessie Sangha, 2nd kumite; Madisen Taylork 3rd kumite, 3rd kata; Hafiz Arham, 1st kumite, 1st kata and was honored as junior grand champion; Tristen Bradex, 2nd kata.

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Ben Walker (Level 8, for ages 13-14) and Collin Maberry (Level 6, 13-older), of American Kids Sports Center's boys gymnastics team, won state all-around championships at the Southern California State Championships over the weekend in Aliso Viejo. Marty Peterson placed 2nd in the Level 8 (15-older) division. Maberry also added individual event titles on pommel horse, rings, parallel bars and high bar. As teams, American placed 2nd in Level 6 (11 and older), third in Level 6 (ages 7-10) and fourth in Level 8.

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American Academy Gymnastics took silver in the eam competition at Lemoore in the final qualification competition for State Championships. Datiah Towns won the all-around with a score of 37.175 and won gold on bars (9.15) and the floor exercise (9.725). Mckenna Davis earned her second 36 of the season and placed 5th in the all-around (36.1). Taylor Bentley won the vault (9.5), was third on floor (9.375) and fifth all-around (35.8). Amy Cheng took 5th on Vault (9.15) and beam (8.85) and10th all-around (33.25). In Level 8, Alexa Schacher took 2nd on uneven bars (8.9) and the floor exercise (9.2). In Level 9, Kayla Cross was 3rd on the balance beam ( 8.75) .

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Mason Smith, a 13-year-old 8th grader who players for the Bakersfield Water Polo Club, has been selected by USA Water Polo's Olympic Development Department and the Men's National Teams for the boys 8th grade and younger national team selection camp. This selection came after an impressive performance as goalkeepr at the Olympic Development Program's Regional Championships in San Diego the first weekend in March. Smith helped the Central Zone Team placed fourth, and was identified as one of the top players in the nation for his age. The national team selection camp will be conducted May 24-27 in Orange County. Smith is one of approximately 70 ODP athletes from across the U.S. who have been selected for the camp. Following the camp, 28 athletes will be selected for the men's development national team. This pipeline of players is aimed at preparing young men for play on USA's national and Olympic teams. Smith has been involved with water polo since age 8 and has played goalkeeper since age 10. He has played in four national Junior Olympics, with a best finish of 4th, and has been selected by USA Water Polo the past two years to attend the USA Water Polo Holiday Camp at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo.

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The Warren Junior High girls basketball team defeated Actis 37-16 in the semi-finals, and Stonecreek Junior High 47-27 in the finals to win the Kern County Junior High championship. (L-r): Coach Denise Alvarado, Macy Haddad, Calli Hertzog, Jasmine Dixon, JaiAuna Kinder, Reanna Mancera, Kahlaijah Dean, Taren Willis, Makala Mazo, Alexa Esparza, and coach Daniel Mancera

Basketball

Mamba Basketball AAU girls travel team seeking 9th-11th graders interested in developing fundamentals and playing in highly competitive tournaments. For more information, contact coach Paul Chavez (661) 204-7468.

AYB individual workouts for boys age 10-18 with coach Rich Ross of Independence. Call (661) 805-4890 or e-mail: richard.ross6@gmail.com

Bakersfield College men's program is hosting the 2013 Easter Renegades Basketball Camp for children 5-17, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. March 25-26. The camp will emphasize fundamentals and team play. The camp will be in the BC gymnasium. Cost is $50. For more information, contact BC coach Rich Hughes (661) 395.4553 or rihughes@bakersfieldcollege.edu.

Golf

19th annual Coyote Club/Stephen Neal fundraiser tournament, April 27 at Buena Vista Golf Course. Entry fee: $80. For more information, call Joe Smart (661) 703-4313) or Mike Stricker (661) 589-3311.

Track and field

Fastest Kid in Town all-comers point series track championship meets for ages 7-14 March 19, 26, April 2, 9, 23, 30 at CSUB track. Cost is $2 per event, or three events for $5. Free admission for spectators. Bring your own chairs. Call Nick Cholometes at (661) (619) 6199 for more information, or e-mail: ncholometes@dibu.com

AccomplishmentsGymnastics

Sixteen male gymnasts from American Kids Sports Center have qualified for the Regional Championships April 4-7 in Reno. Leading the way are All-Star team members Ben Walker (Level 8), Collin Maberry (Level 6) and Aiden Myers (Level 5). Other qualifiers are: Level 10: Brett Ridley. Level 9: Paul Flora. Level 8: Marty Peterson, Wade Froehlich, Spenser Prow, Tyler Weiner. Level 6: Kaleb Hilan, Alex Pope, Zach Whitmore, Connor Shanley, Matt Rogers. Level 5: Diego Lopez, Josh Evangelio.