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The 8th grade Mamba Girls AAU basketball team went 4-0 and won the championship over the weekend by going 4-0 in the seven-team Battle Of The Best tournament at Lake Forest, in Orange County. Pictured (l-r): Top: Janaye Herron, Aubrey Stone, Aashlyn Queen, Kylie Chavez. Bottom: Danielle Guadian, Katrina Cantu, Vanessa Spears, Jazmin Dixon

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The Roadrunner United FC Boys 01 Oro team beat FC Golden State 2-1 in the championship of the 2013 Arsenal Winter Classic. Roadrunner United went unbeaten in the tourney's top U11 division. Pictured (Top, l-r) Coach Hassan Halevy, head coach Brian Smith. Middle (l-r): Ethan Benham, Ryan Bonner, Connor Kent, Asier De Luz, Jeremiah Gradowitz, Sam Ackerman, Julius Salinas, Kevin Cazares, Shotaro Yamaguchi, Jacob Wilbur, Joseba Iparraguirre, Jeremy Ramirez. Bottom (l-r): Alexander Halevy, Alvaro Lopez, Chase Mendez, Brandon Tello, Victor Garcia, Zachary Springman.

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Carson Olivas, 13, of Fruitvale Junior High has been selected to represent Southern California with the Cal South Pro+ 1999 soccer team. Cal South Pro+ combines Southern California elite players in their appropriate age groups and will play against teams from Alaska, Hawaii, Nevada, Colorado, Arizona, and Northern California in Las Vegas, Nevada Jan. 10-13. Carson currently plays down south with DMS 11 Academy and will play in Dallas March 22-31 to play in a prestigious international tournament.



The Amateur Bowlers Tour Tournament is set for Jan. 12 at Regency Lanes. The event offers free membership into ABT, and offers a $1,000 with Mega Bonus. Squad times are at noon, 1:30 p.m., and 3 p.m. with single-game elimination finals following the 3 p.m. squad. One in six advance to finals. Entry fee is $50 for Gold members; re-entries are $25. Contact (909) 989-0649 or email mail@soc.abtbowling.com.

Flag football

Inaugural Bakersfield Adult Flag Football League, 8-on-8, accepting team sign ups. Individuals players welcomed and placed. 14-man team maximum roster. Season: Feb. 3-March 24. 12-game season with playoffs, awards. Teams play two games apiece each Sunday. Call Doug (661) 346-6883.


Bakersfield Adult League taking team and individual sign-ups for our spring/summer play. Season starts March 17. 14-game season with playoffs, awards. Games on Sundays. Visit: www.bakersfield-adult-baseball-league.com or call Doug (661) 346-6883.


Final Bobby Sox sign-ups 10 a.m.-2:45 p.m. Jan. 19 at Ellis Island Pizza Co., SW corner of Stockdale Highway and Real Road in the Wild West Shopping Center. Cost is $150 for the 8U-18U divisions and $125 for 6U division, plus a $40 refundable snack bar deposit per girl in the 6U division only. Price of sign-ups includes registration, basic picture package, uniform shirt, socks, visor and secondary insurance. Must have child's doctor and insurance information to sign up. First-time players must bring a copy of their birth certificate.

Bustos Elite 14U traveling softball team tryouts 9 a.m., Jan. 13 at North Highland Park, 4001 Rio Del Norte, Bakersfield, 93308. Players must have been born in 1999 or be in 8th grade. Contact coaches Nacho Martinez (661) 240-7507 or Albert Martinez (661) 378-1942.

Nitro 14U girls open tryout on at 9 a.m.  Jan. 12 at Polo Community Park (11801 Noriega Rd). Need to fill multiple positions. Contact Coach Kristen (831) 233-8172; akersfieldnitro_fuentez@yahoo.com. Web:  



National Junior Basketbal

Jan. 6 results

Boys Division 1

Mavericks 36, Kings 35

(Barnett 17, Burgess 22)

Spurs 57, Thunder 33 (Alcaide 25)

Heat 43, Celtics 35 (Driesen 22)

Lakers 46, Knicks 31 (Stapp 21)

Boys Division 2

Spurs 40, Clippers 38

Kings 42, Magic 28 (Roodzant 14)

Thunder 44, Mavericks 31

(Creech 19, Matzke 10)

Boys Division 3

Bulls 35, Lakers 24 (Marantos 22)

Clippers 35, Spurs 20 (Pilley 10)

Thunder 28, Mavericks 20 (Palmer 13)

Girls Division 3

Comets 17, Storm 7 (Camarillo 8)