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The Heat captured the Bakersfield NJB Division I championship Sunday with a 42-36 victory over the Nets, completing a 10-0 season. The team: Will Alexander, Alex Heer, Gavin Heer, Tony Hernandez, Ethan Martinez, Joseph Murphy, Grayson Reed, Nathan Roodzant and Ronnie Stapp. The team is coached by Ron Stapp and Cody Stapp.

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The Bulls won the NJB boys grade 3-4 championship Sunday. Team members wre Trent Poulson, Marco Rodriguez, Damari Davis, Stephon Brooks, Andrew Tobias, Will Dobrazanski, Grant Buckey, Nico Fanucchi and coaches Rodgriguez and Wesley.

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Sierra Middle School's girls basketball team defeated Compton Junior High 27-17 in the Bakersfield City School District championship game.

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The Bakersfield Bombers 8U baseball team went 4-0 in the recent Toys for Tots Baseball Tournament at the Aera Park Complex. The Bombers beat the Visalia Giants 14-1 in the championship. Pictured (bottom row): Ryan Morales, Alejandro Garza, Brady Self, Adam Salazar, Drew Minnear, Cole Quashnick. Second row: Julian Orozco, Aiden Pacheco, Grant Voss, Mason Brassfield, Chano Gonzalez, Daniel Aguirre. Coaches: Mike Garza, Matt Brassfield, Scott Quashnick, Robert Morales Jr.

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Bakersfield Rockets went 4-0 to win the 2014 USSSA Central Cal Baseball Tournament

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Justin Garcia of the Japan Martial Arts Academy of Bakersfield placed first Saturday in sparring and forms and earned Junior Brown Belt Grand Championh honors at the Golden Bobcat Cup Karate Tournament in Merced. He topped eight other competitors for grand champion honors.

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Freedom Middle School's 8th-grade boys basketbal team went 2-1 in the six-team Rio Bravo Greeley tournament Feb. 13-15, falling to the host school in the final. Freedom's players: Logan Gifford, Anthony Dominguez, Kolton Baker, Jessie Villa, Colin Rabanal, Krit Tahinwattana, Nick Smith, Joey Murphy, Joel Lopez, Garrett Nelson.

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Carlee Acevedo-Fuller of Bakersfield, 33, took first place in the 138-pound weight class and third at the Presidents Day Open qualifying competition Feb. 16 in San Francisco. Her combined total of weight lifted (349 pounds) qualified her for the USAW National Championships which will be held in Salt Lake City in July. At San Francisco, Acevedo-Fuller set personal bests in the snatch (161 pounds) and the clean and jerk (189 pounds). She is graduate of Highland High School and CSUB.

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Colby Evans, 17, of Bakersfield High, a forward who plays club soccer for the Central Californoa Aztecs, recently was one of 18 players named to the CalSouth Olympic Development Pro-plus team which will compete Feb. 28-March 2 in the Olympic Development program National Championships at Phoenix. Th SoCal team will open Feb. 28 against North Carolina.

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The Bakersfield Assault went 4-0 to win the President Extreme Diamond Baseball tournament in Simi Valley during Presidents Day Weekend. The Assault beat Oaks Christian of Westlake in the semifinals then the Bakersfield Khaos 3-1 in the final.Top row; Gabriel Davison, Jordan Heredia, James Melendez, CJ Medina, Vincent Moroyoqui, Derek Swanson. Bottom row; Robert Morales III, Hunter Ratekin, Derek Rodriguez, Jesus Ponce, Jacen Roberson. Coaches: Mark Ratekin, Robert Morales Jr.

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American Cheer, the cheerleading program of American Kids Sports Center, won six national titles at Jamz Nationals in Las Vegas on Feb 22-23. The following teams won their respective divisions: Red, Ruby, Silver, Jade, Blue and Flyers. Glitter and Platinum squads took second. White took third, Diamond placed 5th and Steel placed seventh.


BFC AAU boys team tryouts, ages 13-17, starting March 18, 20. Call Elbert Watkins (661) 319-3979.

The Bakersfield Heat Premier Girls Basketball Club is seeking experienced girls, grades 9-12. Tryouts for JV, varsity spring 2014 travel teams will be held at Riverlakes Ranch Community Center Gym, 3825 Riverlakes Dr., behind Centennial High School, 5-7 p.m. Friday and March 8. For more information visit bakersfieldheat.org or call Jim Parks (661) 747-0685.

Bowling calendar

Thursday: Marge's Super Senior No-Tap Tournament, 1 p.m., Regency Bowling Center, (661) 325-6428.

Saturday: GEUSBC open meeting, 1 p.m., AMF Southwest Lanes. Contact President Ray Neubig (661) 333-8969.

March 15-16: Golden Empire United States Bowling Congress Mixed City Tournament, AMF Southwest Lanes. Entry forms at local centers. Adult and Senior divisions. Mixed team event at 10 a.m. both days; Mixed doubles at 1:30 p.m. Entries accepted day of event. Call (661) 328-0415.


Golden Empire Youth league Mid-West Spartans 2014 Rookie-PeeWee tackle tryouts March 8, 15, 22, 29 at Almondale Park (5501 Verdugo Lane) starting in March for 6- and 7-year-olds. Ages 6 must turn 6 by Aug. 1. Ages 7 must currently be 7 and not turn 8 before Nov. 15. For more information go to: MWSPARTANS.COM or call or text (661) 979-2324.

Golden Empire Youth Football-Central Football, cheerleading sign-ups, 9 a.m. March 8, Beach Park at Oak & 24th streets. For more information, contact Linda (760) 333-1786 or visit mycentralfootball.net


Youth basketball (NJB)

Feb. 23 scores, top scorers

Girls Division 3

Storm 32, Mercury 22(J. Alexander 11, Golleher 10)

Comets 23, Sparks 22(Davis 6, Taylor 12)

Boys Division 3

Bulls 31, Clippers 28(Brooks 12, Rios 10)

Heat 31, Lakers 23(Bidart 10, Engler 11)

Boys Division 2

Lakers 37, Celtics 30(Clegg 10, Leal 11)

Clippers 45, Mavericks 33(Moreno 15, Singh 12)

Heat 51, Knicks 42(Campbell 26, Batten 20)

Boys Division 1

Celtics 42, Knicks 30(Creech 14, Pearson 11)

Heat 42, Nets 36(Stapp 19, Campbell 15)

Bulls 34, Mavericks 31(Moreno 13, Honea 20)

Lakers 50, Clippers 45(Ochoa 24, A. Taylor 10)