After a relatively steady period in the Central Section rankings — with a flip-flop of Clovis and Fresno-Central at Nos. 1 and 2 the only major change — over the past month or so, Week 9 brought the Valley a major shake-up.
By virtue of having just one loss to another Central Section opponent this season, Liberty is the new top-ranked volleyball team in this week’s BVarsity Top 15.
Garces girls golf coach Joan Reedy knew her team had a chance to win the Central Section South Area team title with one group left to come into the clubhouse.
Liberty’s unbeaten run in the Southwest Yosemite League is alive and well, thanks in large part to a running back who wasn’t with the team last year and was too injured to play much last month.
Head coach Cary Mills has said all season that he has weapons all over the field for his South football team, but when it comes to crunch time, he goes to his senior leader, Aries Harris.
The Ridgeview team that showed up at East High on Friday performed nothing like the one that blasted its previous two opponents by a combined score of 98-10 and was averaging 411 yards per game this season.
The Tehachapi volleyball team paid tribute to breast cancer survivors at its Dig for Life game Thursday night, and also honored a team mom whose fight for survival ended last week.
South High won a share of the 2013 South Yosemite League title and hasn’t lost a game in the Southeast Yosemite League since the school was moved there in 2014.
A scorching month of preseason and two months of grinding regular season have given way to a three-week sprint for the finish line and the playoff-seeding meeting in Porterville that will set the stage for the real high school football drama in the regular season.
The Central Section girls tennis team playoffs begin Thursday, and it’s a quest for a dozen for Bakersfield Christian.
For nearly two months, Justin McGill has stood in the shadows as Bakersfield High’s offensive spotlight shone on other Drillers: Shane Jones, Joshua Maran, Cam Williams, Tahj Wright.
TEHACHAPI — The winning formula for Tehachapi on Friday night was simple: Let sophomore quarterback Chris Garcia carry the ball on arguably the biggest play of the season thus far.
While a crowd gathered around court No. 1 on Friday at In Shape Sport-Laurel Glen, the occasion was an occurrence Mike Swaney and Alan Paradise have witnessed hundreds of times over the better part of the last decade.
Maranda Maliska was seeded third in the South Yosemite League girls tennis singles championship, but even though she faced No. 1 seed Eileen Rooney in the finals, Maliska didn’t feel like an underdog.
Our first big wrench in league play came on the Southwest Yosemite League's opening night, with Centennial using a big second half to stun Stockdale 34-29 and turn the SWYL race on its head before it even got started.
For Frontier’s volleyball team, this week represented the type of adversity and competitiveness the Titans knew they’d see in the Southwest Yosemite League.
The Kern Wildlife Refuge, known for the highest waterfowl take averages in the state, will open Oct. 22. At this writing, plenty of birds are calling the area home, including lots of gadwalls, shovelers, cinnamon teal, pintails and a smattering of mallards. With the approach of cool weather,…
Fifth set video highlights of Frontier's 3-2 win over Liberty in Southwest Yosemite League action. It's the first league loss for Liberty in two years and two days after Centennial swept Frontier.
For segments 1 and 2, Athletic Directors Joan Finch and Blake Van Der Schaaf from Garces Memorial and Bakersfield Christian High Schools join Zach and Trevor for a discussion about the Central Section realignment.
PORTERVILLE — There aren’t many changes proposed for the Central Section’s next league alignment cycle, but those that are up for discussion caused passionate discourse at Wednesday’s section meeting at the Porterville Veterans Memorial Building.
The nature of doing weekly rankings is that there are bound to be some overreactions. Was Fresno-Central as bad as it looked in losing 24-3 to Fresno-Bullard back in Week 1? Clearly not, given the Grizzlies have ripped off five straight wins by 16 or more points since while Bullard has lost …