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The Bakersfield Rockets 10U travel baseball team won the Bakersfield Southwest Baseball MLK-Junior Arthritis fundraising tournament, outscoring opponents 44-20. Players (top row): Trevor Scheidt, Frankie Ruiz, Josh Montes, Daniel Marrujo, and Spencer Jenkins. Bottom row, Junior Jasso, Bricen Rigby, Noah Hull, Seth Henry, and Jordan Mora. Not shown: Garrett Guinn, Peyton Marett.

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The Bakersfield Heat 11U baseball team went 4-0 and won the Visalia Diamond Dawgs Living the Dream MLK tournament over the weekend. The Heat beat the Clovis Bears 4-3 in the title game. Pictured: Asher Allison, Drew Jordan, Zae Fajardo, Joey Vidal, Luke Froehlich, Scott Ellis, Isiah Halton, Dawson Tourney, Ryan Redstone, David Delgadillo and Giancarlo Sacco. Coaches JR Jordan, Beau Redstone, David Tourney, David Delgadillo.

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Albert Urias and Christine Bonoan of Bakersfield, representing Han's Taekwondo Academy earned spots on Team USA's Cadet World Championship Team that will compete in Baku, Azerbaijan in July. The two locals were unbeaten in the double elimination team trials last week at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs.

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American Kids Sports Center's Level 4 boys gymnastics team finished second in the 12th Annual West Coast Team Challenge in Bakersfield. The Jan. 10-12 competition featured 350 athletes from California and Nevada. Team members: Max Morelos, Dominic Banducci, Jack Parks, Braydon Bottoms, Isaiah Velasquez, Hudson Sheats, Sabastian Jara, Kelechi Anucha, Carson Ming, Nathan Jarvis, Lance Scott, Matthew Hall, Nolan Hernandez, Trey Letzkus, and Daniel Bartel. They are coached by Sean Farrell and Hayden Damant.

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American Kids Sports Center's compulsory boys gymnastics team finished fourth among 14 teams in the 12th Annual West Coast Team Challenge in Bakersfield. The Jan 10-12 competition featured 350 athletes from California and Nevada. Team members: Tommy Worman, Connor Dao, Nick Garcia, Zachary Tisinger, Sam Morelos, Luke Rice, Collin Stikes, Jarren Whitmore, Aidan Myers, Joshua Evangelio, Diego Lopez, Jarrett Lowe and Shane Willey. They are coached by Tom Ladman, Matt Williams, Sean Farrell and Hayden Damant.

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American Kids Sports Center's optional boys gymnastics team placed second among 20 teams at the 12th Annual West Coast Team Challenge in Bakersfield, featuring 350 athletes from California and Nevada. It was the first top-three placement since 2006 for American, which was the top scoring team on still rings, and third on floor exercise, pommel horse, parallel bars and high bar. Team members: Cooper Bishop, Marty Peterson, Luke Tomlinson, Collin Maberry, Spenser Prow, Tyler Weiner and Alex Pope. They are coached by Tom Ladman and Matt Williams.


12U BTown Sliders tryouts Jan. 28, Feb. 4. Player can not turn 13 before May 1, 2014. Call (661) 808-3448 or 868-9709.

Bakersfield Rockets 11U tryouts tryouts 6-8 p.m.Jan. 21, 23, 28 at North Beardsley Park. Contact Josh (661) 747-1925 or Jay (661) 487-2557.

Greenfield Baseball Association sign-ups are available by visiting . Discount code on Facebook page. Season is 16 games, on Saturdays and one weekday. Picture package included. Players bring have own glove. Tiny Tots (ages 2-3, $65), T-ball (ages 3-4): $95; Pitching machine (ages 5-6): $95; * All other divisions (ages 6-14): $110

Bakersfield Adult Baseball League is accepting new teams and individual player sign-ups for spring/summer league. Individual players can be placed. Two Divisions: upper and lower. 14-game season with all-star games and playoffs. Games at Sam Lynn Ball Park and NOR diamonds. Season is Feb. 16-June 8. Contact: Doug (661) 346-6883 or luv2ump@hotmail.com or visit www.bakersfield-adult-baseball-league.com.


Bakersfield Police Activities League's basketball league registration runs through Jan. 6-24. League starts February and is for students in grades 3-8. Must show proof of grade. Visit the PAL Center (301 E. 4th St.) for a registration form or call (661) 283-8880 for information.

Bakersfield Olympias Girls and Boys Development League will be having its fall sign-ups (ages 6-8, co-ed), 2-5 p.m. Jan. 26 at Pizzaville USA, 700 Oak St., Bakersfield. Space is limited. Season is six weeks season. Games are on Saturdays, after the second week of practice. Registration fee:$65. All games will be played at the Friendship House Community Center, 2424 Cottonwood Rd., Bakersfield. Contact Jill Stephens (661) 333-8989 for information.


Bakersfield Bobby Sox sign-ups, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Jan. 25 at Ellis Island Pizza Company in the Wild West Shopping Center, corner of Stockdale Highway and Real Road. Girls new to Bobby Sox must bring copy of birth certificate. For more information visit: bakersfieldbobbysox.com or call Kathy (661) 832-1271. If you are interested in umpiring for Bobby Sox please come to the signup.

Garces high softball alumni game, 10 a.m., Feb. 15 at Garces softball field. All alumni players are invited to participate. Contact coach Mike D'Amato at (661) 319-6877.

Valley Valkyries an open tryout for competitive fast-pitch 14U travel team. Tryouts will be 9 a.m.-noon Sunday and Feb 2 at Dave Fry Field. For more information contact Roman (661) 380-0419.

Central California Aztecs club tryouts for boys and girls born between July 2000- Aug. 2006. Girls tryouts are 5:45-7:30 p.m. Jan. 28 and boys 5:45-7:30 p.m. Jan. 29, at Bakersfield Sports Village, 9001 Ashe Rd.

Track and field

Central California Track and Field Coaches Clinic, for coaches, athletes and parents, is set for Feb. 22-23 at Cal State Bakersfield. Receive quality drills and skills instruction from some of California's premier coaches. Learn how to organize drills to match skill level. Clinic fee is $125 ($135 after Jan. 31 or day of clinic). $100 fee for parents who wish to participate. Contact Jerry Scott at: jestheref@aol.com or call him at (661) 817-3139 or Charles Craig (661) 301-5781 or e-mail ccraig6@bak.rr.com


National Junior Basketball

Jan. 19 games

Girls Division 3Storm 35, Mercury 17(Kizziar 14, Camarillo 5) Sparks 23, Comets 19(Taylor 8, McMurtrey 6)

Boys Division 3Heat 27, Lakers 21(Sidhu 8,Engler 8, Crown 11)

Bulls 31, Clippers 12(Dobrzanski 8, Rios 7)

Boys Division 2

Clippers 44, Nets 34(Martin 22, Shorter 16)

Heat 45, Mavericks 29(Campbell 29, Singh 13)

Lakers 39, Celtics 27(Madden 17, Roberts 13)

Knicks 40, Bulls 30(Batten 16, Kim 8)

Boys Division 1

Heat 54, Mavericks 43(Stapp 36)

Clippers 55, Nets 42(Taylor 19, Viveros 27)

Lakers 48, Celtics 26(Vega 12, Creech 11)

Knicks 45, Bulls 31(Pearson 12, Matzke 9)