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The American Cheer Flyers placed sixth recently at the Cheerleading Worlds at the Wide World of Sports in Disney World, Orlando, Fla. They competed in the Senior Medium Coed Level 5 division. After making the top 10 in preliminaries late Sunday night, the Flyers were up early the next morning to perform again. American Cheer is one of only five clubs in the world that has attended all 10 Worlds and this is the highest it has placed since placing third at the first two Worlds. Last year, American Cheer made finals and placed 9th. The team is coached by director Jennifer Dunn, head coach Michael Chow and coach Juan Lopez. American Cheer instructs kids from 4-18 and has many beginners. Tryout clinics start May 6. For more information, visit



Bakersfield Rockets 9U team tryouts. Player cannot turn 10 before April 30. Contact Brian Jenkins (661) 809-2418 or at


BUA Summer Day Camp, weekly sessions offered July 1-Aug. 2, boys and girls, grades 1 through age 11, 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Open registration set for May 11. Sports development (various sports), crafts, performing arts, group games, etc. Registration for the summer developmental basketball league that runs June 24-Aug. 10 will also be available. Visit:


The 19th Annual Battle of the Badges boxing matches pitting an assortment of local fire, police, sheriff's, California Highway Patrol and corrections officers, is set for 7 p.m. May 11 at Bakersfield College. The event, presented by Budweiser and the Bakersfield Police Activities League, is a fundraiser for the Bakersfield Police Activities League. General admission tickets are $20 apiece, and ringside seats are $40. Tickets are available at the PAL Center, 301 E. 4th St. in Bakersfield, Bakersfield Police Department Westside Substation, the BPD downtown and Mr. Tuxedo (2409 Brundage Ln.). To sponsor a bout, call the PAL Center (661) 283-8880.

Youth tackle football

Tryouts for the Golden Empire Youth Football league's Irish continue through May, from 6-8 p.m., at Garces High. Irish also seeking sophomore coaches. For more information on dates, visit or contact Chris Resendez (661) 201-1284.

Track and field

More than 600 athletes representing more than 120 schools from throughout Kern County will compete in the county track and field championships starting at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Liberty High.

The meet will feature the top competitors from elementary, middle and junior high in the two-year age brackets established by USA Track & Field: Bantam (born in 2003 and 2004), Midget (2001-2002), Youth (1999-2000), and Intermediate (1997-1998). Qualifying for the county meet is done through regional meets throughout the county in recent weeks.

Admission is $3.

The top four finishers in each event will qualify for the May 11 Valley Track and Field Championships, which includes the best from Kern, Kings, Tulare, Fresno, Merced and Madera counties.

Roadrunner Track Club youth sign-ups. Contact Carlton Lennon (310) 497-6999 for more information.

ResultsTrack and field

April 23 marks from the Fastest Kid in Town All-Comers Track Series at CSUB. Next meet is today at the CSUB track.

Sub-bantam girls : 100-M.Katz 16.84; 200-A.Josephson 38.11; 400-M.Gonzlez 1:20.87; LJ- M.Katz 8-5; Bantam girls : 100-A. Jenkins 14.58; 400-K.Gonzalez 1:13.87; 800-M.Gonzalez 2:45.08; 1500-H.Gonzalez 5:25.54*; LJ-J.Torrez 10-4; Midget girls : 100-T.Lucas 13.84; 400-A.Gandy 1:10.30; 800-B.Valles 2:31.62*; 1500-D.Salcido 5:03.37; 3000-B.Valles 11:20.27; 80H-L.Bowen 19.14; LJ-J.Smith 13-4; HJ-J.Kizzar 3-11; SP-J.Solis 30-10; Jav-J.Solis 63-7; Youth girls : 100-P.Grier 14.08; 400-A.Cholometes 1:05.68*; 800-A.Cholometes 2:30.55*; 1500-A.Cholometes 5:15.78; 100H-A.Wilson 17.76; LJ-Z.Jimmons 11-8; HJ-H.VanderPoel 3-9; Sub-bantam boys : 100-Z.Hall 16.34; 200-Z.Hall 33.96; 400-Z.Hall 1:24.55; LJ- J.Trujillo 6-4; Bantam boys : 100-Z.Hall 14.34; 400-Z.Hall 1:09.52; 800-M.Medrano 2:45.12; 1500-M.Medrano 6:01.18; LJ-J.Sanchez 11-3; SP-J.Meadows 18-2; Jav-J.Hill 47-3; Midget boys : 100-L.Torres 13.46; 400-S.Saucedo 1:05.62*; 800-M.Salazar 2:34.90; 1500-N.Diaz 5:25.11; 3000-N.Diaz 11:16.90; LJ-D.Mayorga 12-2; HJ-O.Tenney 3-10; SP-I.Katz 29-10*; Jav-I.Katz 60-10; 80H-O.Tenney 21.97; Youth boys : 100-A.Brown 12.18; 400-A.Brown 1:00.90; 800-A.Struzyna 2:21.51; 1500-M.Gonzalez 4:40.08; 3000-M.Gonzalez 9:50.10; LJ-A.Brown 16-8; HJ-C.McGlasson 4-11; SP-J.Medina 21-8; Jav-L.McCraw 73-5; 100 H-N.Tenney 20.09

*--meet record