With fears that the coronavirus will greatly alter fall sports, its impact is already being felt by winter sports as well.
When he grew up dreaming of playing Division-I football, it's safe to assume the fantasy that played out in Zach Hartsfield's head didn't match the realities of 2020.
Anytime an athlete who's found success outside of Bakersfield returns to speak with the city's youth, Lawrence White knows he's addressing a captive audience.
While some hurdles remain, optimism seems to be building that the California Community College Athletic Association will have a fall season in 2020.
Though they've proven difficult to see at times, many area coaches have witnessed significant improvements in race relations in their lifetimes.
With opportunities shrinking at a rapid rate, Kris Anglin is looking to fast-track his route to a professional baseball career.
As an all-Southwest Yosemite League and BVarsity All-Area basketball player at Stockdale High, Grant Johnson had a solid high school career.
While it may be still a work in progress and there are many specifics that still need to be ironed out, the California Community College Athletic Association is planning to have a sports season for the 2020-21 school year.
Thinking back on the best weekend in the history of the school's baseball program, Cal State Bakersfield Athletic Director Kenneth Siegfried recalls an upsetting moment that became etched in his memory.
Though a ruling by the NCAA appears to have put some college sports on track to return, the outlook remains a bit foggy in Bakersfield.
Vanessa Cortes and Jacob Blackmon have carried on a Bakersfield tradition that's sprung up in a seemingly unexpected place.
As one of six girls in her family, Dasia Wandick learned something about competition early on in life. Battles on the home basketball court made sure of that.
More than two months after the COVID-19 outbreak brought athletic department activities to a halt, local colleges still have little clarity on when competition will start back up.
Though COVID-19 restrictions prevented an in-person show, the Cal State Bakersfield athletics department was still able to hold its annual Rowdy Awards virtually Thursday night.
While most everyone in his position has dreams of winning a Super Bowl, the images in Solomon Ajayi's head are likely more vivid than those of his peers.
Though it came to a disappointing, premature end, there was still plenty to celebrate in the Bakersfield College athletics department during the 2019-20 school year.
Entering a new role in a time of great uncertainty, first-year Big West Commissioner Dan Butterly is hoping to steer the conference through choppy waters.
The exhilarating highs and crushing lows of major college football hit Cameron Williams with equal force in his first season at the University of Washington.
Hoping to continue his basketball career close to home, the timing just wasn't right for Isaiah Hill in his first cycle through the college recruiting process.
To say that Izaak Olejnik is a late bloomer might be a bit of a stretch. The former Bakersfield High standout wrestler was a four-time state qualifier, finishing fourth in his final state appearance at 145 pounds his senior year.
The Cal State Bakersfield men's basketball team added needed depth to its front court, pulling from one of the top junior college programs in the country.
Playing in the shadow of Division-I prospects Jordan Roberts and Justin McCall, Levelle Zeigler never really had an opportunity to showcase what he could do after moving to Bakersfield from Oakland heading into his junior year.
Enrolling early to get a jump on their college careers, Isaac Jernagin and Ramon Henderson expected to have tough transitions to Division-I football.
Social distancing has placed a new normal on what our days look like, especially when it comes to our teams interacting with one another and the community.
With the end of his college baseball career fast approaching, things finally seemed to be falling into place for Noah Cordova.