• High school notebook: Summer hoops tourney this weekend

    The 18th annual Man-Son Sports Summer Breeze Varsity Boys Basketball Tournament is Friday and Saturday inside the Bakersfield Christian High gym. The tournament fields 16 teams, including 2014 champion Stockdale, North, Bakersfield, Chavez, McFarland, Garces, Highland, Ridgeview, South, East,

  • Prestigious rugby tournament hits Bakersfield

    With play on the high school gridiron some two months away and the summer solstice nearing, Kern County football fans have reached the proverbial dog days of summer. The football withdrawals have likely hit their zenith, leaving pangs for hard-hitting action. For those hungry souls, this weekend’s

  • Liberty quarterback Jordan Love throws downfield during first half action of the D-1 valley final game against Fresno-Edison in 2014. Love committed to Utah State this week.

    High school notebook: Love commits to Utah State, Richardson to UC Davis

    Less than a year after taking over as Liberty’s starting quarterback, Jordan Love has made his decision on where he will play college football. Love, a senior, received a scholarship offer from Utah State on June 9 and verbally committed to the Aggies on Monday. “I committed to USU after they

  • BHS band director Randy Bennett directs the Driller band in front of a packed Griffith Field as the graduates enter the stadium.

    Renovation of Griffith Field delayed a year

    The much-ballyhooed renovation of one of the oldest and most recognizable high school football stadiums in California is stuck in neutral. The overhaul of Griffith Field, the on-campus stadium at Bakersfield High, was supposed to begin in December, but a coding issue has stalled the process — and

  • Chad Noelle of Oklahoma State, center, celebrates after winning the 1,500m in 3:54.96 in the 2015 NCAA Track & Field Championships at Hayward Field. Following him are, from left, Zach Perkins (Air Force), Blake Haney (Oregon) and Peter Callahan (New Mexico).

    Bakersfield's Haney third in NCAA 1,500 final

    The members of the Oregon track and field team can’t call Blake Haney weak anymore. Well, maybe they can, but Haney, a Ducks freshman from Stockdale, proved his worth Friday at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore., with a third-place finish in the men’s 1,500-meter final at the NCAA Track & Field

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    BVarsity Live picks top 10 moments of prep year that was

    On the final BVarsity Live Show of the 2014-15 school year, co-hosts Zach Ewing and Trevor Horn went over their top 10 moments from the past 10 months. Zach’s top 10 1. Centennial senior Isaac Trevino winning the state title in boys 800 meters 2. Ridgeview, Liberty in Central Section football

  • Blake Haney

    Blake Haney in NCAA 1,500 finals for Oregon

    The year did not start off the way Blake Haney wanted. His allergies kicked in so badly that for a three-week stretch in the winter, Haney developed a sinus infection and was unable to train with the Oregon track and field team. “A lot of stuff was not going right for me this winter,” Haney said

  • Garces head coach Guy Dees throws out the first pitch before the start of the high school allstar baseball game Monday at Bakersfield College.

    Bakersfield All-Stars rally past Central Coast team in all-star game

    Six pitchers combined to allow just five hits for the Bakersfield All-Stars as they defeated the Central Coast All-Stars 7-4 in the Senior High School Baseball All Star Challenge Monday night at Gerry Collis Field. Bakersfield starting pitcher Luke Andrews of Liberty earned the victory, retiring

  • Bakersfield High’s Bryce Huggins lands in the sand during a qualfying run in the boys long jump at the CIF State track and field meet.

    LIVE BLOG: CIF State Track and Field Championships, Day 2

    UPDATED, 12:16 a.m. - Video of Morganne Hill and state champion Isaac Trevino.   UPDATED, 9:22 p.m.: I had to run from my post for a while there, and we’ve got a lot to discuss. Centennial’s Isaac Trevino is the state champion in the boys 800 meters. He ran a slow-developing race in 1:51.

  • Centennial High's Isaac Trevino rounds the third turn in first place during the boys 800-meter final Saturday at Buchanan High.

    STATE TRACK: Centennial's Trevino takes a golden turn in boys 800

    CLOVIS — A year ago at the CIF State Track and Field Championships, Centennial's Isaac Trevino received a plastic box with his fifth-place state medal. He never opened it, because it was the wrong color. He rectified that Saturday with a dominant performance in the boys 800-meter final,

  • STATE TRACK: Zach Ewing and Trevor Horn recap Day 1

    Zach Ewing and Trevor Horn recap Day 1 of the CIF State Track and Field Championships where nine Kern County athletes will compete on Day 2 Saturday at Veterans Memorial Stadium at Buchanan High in Clovis.

  • Bakersfield High's Bryce Huggins lands in the sand during Saturday's triple jump finals.

    STATE TRACK NOTEBOOK: BHS' Huggins earns two medals

    CLOVIS — History is not often measured in inches, but Bakersfield High senior Bryce Huggins came exactly 1.75 inches away from entering Kern County lore on Saturday at the CIF State Track and Field Championships. Huggins had already won two state medals finished seventh in the triple jump, with

  •  Liberty's Morganne Hill clears the hurdle in the girls 100 meter qualifing race Friday at Buchanan High.

    STATE TRACK: Trevino, Hill cruise through Day 1 of state

    CLOVIS — Isaac Trevino was ready to do something special Friday night at Veterans Memorial Stadium at the CIF State Track and Field Championships. Then he remembered: It’s best to save the special somethings for Saturday night. That would be tonight, when California’s best high school athletes

  • Bakersfield High's Bryce Huggins goes high in his qualifing attempt in the boys long jump Friday at Buchanan High.

    STATE TRACK NOTEBOOK: Huggins a triple threat

    CLOVIS — Most athletes come to the CIF State Track and Field Championships hoping to some how, some way, reach Saturday’s state finals. Reaching the finals in three events? Nothing but a fantasy for most. For Bakersfield senior Bryce Huggins, though, it was all in a Friday’s work. “That was the

  • Shafter High's Greg Richardson starts his spin in the boys shot put Friday at Buchanan High.

    STATE TRACK: Shafter throwers Richardson, Klinger advance to finals

    CLOVIS - Not much is going spoil this weekend for Greg Richardson. The Shafter senior had one goal going into the first day of the CIF State Track and Field Championships — make it to day two. Richardson did just that in the boys shot put, finishing in ninth place in Friday’s preliminaries with a

  • Felix Adamo/ The Californian  Centennial 800 meter runner Isaac Trevino and his coach Vondre Armour.

    Trevino hopes pupil can surpass his coach

    Vondre Armour excelled in the 800 meters better than anyone in Kern County history. As a junior at Bakersfield High, Armour won the state title in the event in 1993 and set the Central Section mark (1 minute, 49.42 seconds) before starring at Arizona State. He is one of only two runners from Kern