Running on the beach this time of year has become a tradition for the Stockdale cross country team, as the athletes have escaped the Bakersfield heat to participate in the Morro Bay Invitational in five of the past six years. The only exception was last year, when the event was canceled due …

Fresh off a three-day Labor Day weekend, local high school football fans will get a redo of sorts with back-to-back-to-back nights of gridiron action.

With a pair of vocal student sections serving as a backdrop, the Bakersfield Christian and Garces volleyball teams did their best to match the intensity of their classmates in opposing stands in Tuesday night’s non-league game featuring the area’s two private high schools.

Dayton Tafoya threw for 180 yards and three touchdowns and Fresno-Central cruised to a 59-20 victory over Bakersfield High on Friday night at Griffith Field.

Jocie Sala and Kylee Limpias had a pretty good day on Thursday, capped by a special surprise when Sala’s mother, Sylvia, presented each with a little black box.