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First meeting between Garces, BCHS starts off season

Garces High football coach A.J. Gass speaks to his 2016 football team as they prepare for their season.

(Watch the Bakersfield Christian at Garces football game LIVE tonight on Bakersfield.com or listening live on ESPN 1230 AM and post game show on Bakersfield.com at 11:15 p.m. tonight after tonight’s game with Zach Ewing and Trevor Horn) 

Garces and Bakersfield Christian have taken much different paths to tonight’s first football game between the lone two private high schools in Bakersfield.

The Rams own 23 league titles and 10 Central Section crowns since the school began playing the sport in 1947.

Bakersfield Christian was first opened in 1979 as

Giants starting pitcher Matt Moore delivers in the fifth inning against the Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on Thursday.

Giants' Moore just misses no-hitter vs. Dodgers

LOS ANGELES — Matt Moore came within an out of recording his first no-hitter, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-0 Thursday night at Dodger Stadium. Moore held the Dodgers hitless until shortstop Corey Seager blooped a single to right to end the bid with two outs in the

Delaney Roche stretches the ball in her match with Tehachapi's Eileen Rooney.  Roche won the the match.

Roche sisters give BCHS tennis confidence for another big season

For the last 13 seasons, it’s been a rite of passage for the Bakersfield Christian girls tennis team to come home with a Central Section title. Every single year since 2003, Frank Thiessen and his band of tennis enthusiasts seemingly gather up together in August for a fall tour that ends with an

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    Cal State Bakersfield will host a soccer doubleheader Friday, with the women’s team (1-1) facing Texas-El Paso at 5 p.m. followed by the men’s soccer team hosting Sacramento State at 7:30 p.m. in the season opener for both teams. The fourth Rowdy Run for first-year CSUB students will be held as

  • Bakersfield’s Bill Romley caught this 10 pound Jackpot Fish ling cod aboard the San Pedro out of Morro Bay Landing in July, using a black and purple jig.

    Fishing report for August 25

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    Wilson powers Blaze to win

    Austin Wilson hit a pair of homers, including a grand slam on Thursday night, and the Bakersfield Blaze started its final regular-season homestand with a 13-6 victory over the San Jose Giants. Wilson led off the fourth with a solo homer and the Blaze added three more runs to take a 4-0 lead. His

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    VIDEO: BVarsity Nightly for Aug. 25

    Highlights from girls tennis action between Tehachapi and Bakersfield Christian plus a full rundown of a busy night in preps sports in Kern County. 

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    VIDEO: BVarsity Live preview show for Aug. 25, 2016

    In the first BVarsity Live preview show of the 2016-17 school year, co-hosts Zach Ewing and Trevor Horn opened the show going over the top-five story lines for volleyball, girls tennis, girls golf and cross county. In the middle two segments, Bakersfield High football coach Paul Golla and

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    Another football season, full of possibilities

    It’s that time of year again: The weather is cooling off, the days are getting a little shorter and football is in the air and featured prominently in the Sports section of your local newspaper and its website. Wait. Cooling off? My phone says it’s 106 degrees outside as I write this. Clearly I’ve

  • Highland Highs's Head Coach Michael Gutierrez signals for a break durring practice.

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    In each of Michael Gutierrez’s first two seasons as Highland’s coach, the Scots have won more games than they did during the previous campaign. That’s a trend Gutierrez obviously would like to continue this year. Despite having to fill the huge void left by the graduation of Chance Cooper, the

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  • Teams from the Bakersfield Youth Lacrosse League played exhibition games, their first ever, against teams from Orcutt and San Luis Obispo in Santa Maria. Three division – 3rd and 4th graders, 5th and 6th graders, 7th-9th graders – competed, picking up a win in four games. For more information on the BYLL, visit BakersfieldYouthLacrosse.com.

    Community sports roundup for May 16

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  • The Independence High JV baseball team completed a 15-0 season. The team is: Christopher Garibay, George Zavala, Kobe Holden, Reilly Combs, Zech Castellon, Louie Zavala, Christian Eyraud, Jacob Garibay, Hunter Adams, Kyle Sneddon, Andrew Martinez, Dominick Rubio, David Waybright, Roman Hinzo, Brycen Romero, Grant Holleman. Coaches: Travis Boos, Grant Sanders and Josh Gallington.

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  • Aidan Myers, competing in the 11 year old age division, placed 5th in the all-around at the Junior National Championships May 4-8 in Battle Creek, Michigan. He also placed 7th on floor exercise and 9th on pommel horse. He becomes the first Bakersfield male gymnast ever to place in the top 10 at Nationals. Myers trains at American Kids Sports Center and is coached by Tom Ladman, Matt Williams and Michael Keeter.

    Top showing at nationals for Bakersfield gymnast

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