"Quit walking," Tyler Schilhabel barked at one of his players in between drills during a recent football practice.
For the North High girls tennis team, having success on the courts is nothing new — at least during the program’s recent history, it's been standard procedure.
Five local girls tennis programs were penalized for a new Central Section bylaw that requires coaches to submit coaching rankings in a timely manner, according to the section offices on Monday.
The first glimpse at what the new-look Central Section will look like in terms of team playoffs gets a crack this week as girls tennis team brackets were announced Monday afternoon.
It's that time for the mad dash to the finish line in the regular season as the top teams in the Central Section vie for league titles and higher seeds in the playoffs.
Any hope of playing college football came to an abrupt end for Tyler Schilhabel when he was left paralyzed at age 16 after an ATV accident. But in an interesting twist, a pair of college coaches have played a critical role in mentoring him and encouraging his return to the field, as a coach …
On a night in which Bakersfield High easily could have looked past its opponent, the Drillers came out of the gates strong and cruised to a 35-7 win over Frontier.
After a defensive battle for nearly 46 minutes, one heave from quarterback Jacob Maran gave Bakersfield Christian all the offense it needed.
Bakersfield Christian's Lauren Buetow won the singles competition, while Toka Welch and Brianna Camero of Ridgeview took home the doubles title.
If Bakersfield Christian and Ridgeview were dealing with identity issues, it all seems to have been worked out over the last two weeks.
On tonight's edition of BVarsity Nightly with Trevor Horn, take a look at Tyler Schilhabel's journey as the first-year head coach for the Independence football program before Sunday's feature in The Bakersfield Californian.
It's only the third week of the league season for Yosemite leagues in Kern County, but the races for league supremacy are in full swing.
As the end of the regular season nears, the top teams in leagues around the Central Section are beginning to show dominance and it’s reflective in this week’s BVarsity Central Section Top 25 football rankings.
It didn’t look like Ceyontay Bell would be able to score. As the Bakersfield High Driller crossed midfield, a potential Garces tackler almost cornered him by the sideline. Bell hurdled. Another Ram almost chased him down at the 10. Bell stuck out his left arm and muscled the player off.
A team that can win the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball has a chance to be successful in every football game at the high school level.
On this week's edition of BVarsity Live, host Trevor Horn previews the week that was in high school sports around Kern County and previews the upcoming events around the region in the opening segment.
The opening weekend of league football play around Kern County reaffirmed what many believed might be the case this season — the title races for the three Yosemite leagues are already down to two or three teams. Bakersfield and Liberty showed why those two are the favorites in the Southwest …
In the most anticipated volleyball match in Kern County thus far this season, it turned into a block party and Kaitlan Tucker was the guest — and defender — of honor.
The league slate around the Central Section is now two weeks in, meaning the last of the first round of games will be played Tuesday night in the Southwest Yosemite League and the Tri-River Athletic Conference.
In more ways than one, we learned more about the separation between the top tier teams in the Central Section and around Kern County in the opening week of league play last week.
As the Milwaukee Brewers get ready to take the field in the 2018 Major League Baseball postseason, a Bakersfield native will be joining them and could very well contribute to a successful run.