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Del Oro, the newest addition to the Kern High School District, may not have a true home game in football or volleyball until the fall season is winding down. The newly minted Suns won't play at the varsity level until at least next year, either.

For some teams, youth might be a disadvantage. For the Wasco softball team, coach Sonia Wedel says, it's a strength that helps shield the Tigers from getting nervous in the big games, like Wednesday night's section semifinal against Garces.

After Fresno-San Joaquin Memorial's Charlie Monterrosa hit his second home run to boost the Panthers' lead in the sixth inning Thursday night, the 3-1 scoreline prompted an almost unthinkable question: Is Stockdale, the second-ranked team in the Central Section, really going to go out like this?

After a triumphant run at West High, historic tenure at Bakersfield College and nearly two decades of retirement, longtime football coach Dallas Grider died Wednesday of natural causes, his family told The Californian. He was 77.

Years from now, the Bakersfield Christian boys tennis and golf teams will look back at Tuesday’s trip to Tulare with fond memories.

Saturday morning's final round at Stockdale's South Area boys tennis tournament may have gone all chalk, as they say in March Madness, with the top four seeds winning in both singles and doubles. But it certainly provided plenty of intrigue on the way to that result.