Corbin Burnes didn’t have a ton of time to think.
There were many nights that Arik Smith, a 2011 Bakersfield High School graduate, sat in his apartment in central Italy wanting to leave.
At the height of his athletic prowess — as a three-sport star at Foothill High School, as a college basketball player at Oregon State, and as a 10-year veteran in the National Basketball Association, which brought him a world championship and a starting spot in the NBA All-Star game — Lonnie…
For most baseball players that come through Bakersfield, playing in the Mexican League isn’t much of a thought — if they even know that the Liga Mexicana de Béisbol exists at all.
If Joel Iriarte isn’t in bed sleeping or attending classes at Ridgeview High School, there’s a good chance the 15-year-old is in the gym honing his boxing skills.
The two-day Man-Son Sports Summer Breeze Varsity Basketball Tournament will be back in action on Friday and Saturday at RiverLakes Ranch Community Center for the 22nd installment of the annual event.
The Kern Valley softball team didn’t let a couple of close losses in High Desert League play slow down the momentum the Broncs had all season.
Sydney Hornbuckle, a standout as a freshman pitcher in 2017 for Stockdale, knew it would take a little time finding a rhythm after the Mustangs lost seniors like Haleigh Hutton, Vanessa Baron and Marissa Moran to graduation.
Coming off a junior campaign where Aaliyah Wilson medaled at the CIF State Track and Field Championships, the future wasn’t certain for Stockdale's standout sprinter.
David Graves has been in charge of the Centennial swim program since the school opened in 1993, and a member of the sport’s local community for as long as he can remember.
Liberty’s duo of Phillip Shafik and Sam Guimte didn’t play too many matches together as a doubles pair during the regular season but when they did during the postseason they made it count.
Erik Buetow typically doesn’t touch a tennis racket for about four or five months each year. But when he does, the Bakersfield Christian junior is one of the top players in the Central Section.
When Justin Miller finishes up his professional baseball games, the Ridgeview and Bakersfield College graduate usually receives a text from his father that is something along the lines of “Good job, kiddo. Keep it up.”
(All league teams are voted on by coaches in each league and are not the same as the BVarsity All-Area teams that will be unveiled this week. For errors and omissions, email firstname.lastname@example.org)
It’s been two years since Alex Collatz-Sellens competed collegiately at USC, but the former Stockdale High standout is still at the top of her game.
There is plenty of talented football players gearing up for the 2018 season. With practice beginning next month, here are Trevor Horn's players to watch. Selections were made off past performance, All-League and All-Area selections from a year ago, and preseason prognostications: