With winter squarely upon us, most of the sports action taking place in Kern County has moved indoors.
Basketball, wrestling, and ice hockey currently dominate the local sports scene.
Several local athletes who compete in those three sports have been making headlines with their outstanding performances.
Cal State Bakersfield redshirt senior James Suber had three consecutive games in which he recorded a double-double in points and rebounds.
The 6-foot-7 forward from Philadelphia, who sat out most of last season due to a knee injury, has been a force inside for the Roadrunners since getting healthy again.
The Bakersfield College men’s basketball team started the season off slowly before getting hot and winning five games in row. The Renegades have been paced offensively this season by Shahadah Camp.
The 5-foot-11 sophomore guard from Grand Rapids, Michigan, is averaging nearly 20 points per game. Camp capped off BC’s final home game of the 2018 calendar year with a 3-point buzzer-beater to defeat West Hills-Coalinga.
The Renegades women’s basketball team has featured exceptional play this season from freshman guard Dasia Wandick (Independence High) and sophomore forward Brianna Mendez (Arvin High).
Through BC’s first 11 games, the two combined to average 29.1 points and 15.2 rebounds per game.
Former Stockdale High and BC standout Tucker Eenigenburg has been a key contributor off the bench for the Western Washington basketball team this season.
The 6-foot-3 guard averaged 8.3 points per game as the Vikings won seven of their first nine games.
Eenigenburg scored a team-high 28 points in Western Washington’s Nov. 24 victory over Langara College.
CSUB has a pair of wrestlers that have earned top-20 national rankings.
Russell Rohlfing, a redshirt junior from La Habra Heights, secured a No. 14 ranking after posting a 7-3 record to start the season.
Sean Nickell (Bakersfield High), a redshirt senior, went 9-5 during the first month of the season, garnering him a No. 18 ranking in the 133-pound weight class.
The Bakersfield College wrestling team took sixth place at the 2018 CCCAA State Wrestling Championship meet.
Six Renegades placed in the top eight of their respective weight classes, including Adrian Godinez (third place at 197 pounds) and Jacob Hall (fourth place at heavyweight).
Bakersfield Condors defenseman Caleb Jones was recalled by the Edmonton Oilers in mid-December.
The Texas native scored 12 points (two goals, 10 assists) in 21 games before becoming the sixth Condors player over the course of the past four years to make his NHL debut with the Oilers. ￼