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Inspired by the first responders who raced into the Twin Towers on Sept. 11, Kercie Jung wanted to do something to show her support for the brave men and women who put their lives on the line every day.

As the area’s reigning Golden Empire USBC At-Large Male Bowler of the Year, Jesse DelaHerran is used to having plenty of success on the local lanes.

Bakersfield College kicked off its summer junior tennis circuit on Saturday. The circuit is intended to empower junior tennis players and parents in order to increase player's skill level and help them learn and enjoy the game.

About 25 years ago, when I went to film a hunt in Canada for the first time, my guide Brent mentioned to me that he had heard that there was "no limit" Canada goose hunting in New Zealand. For all the years since that time, I had thought about trying to arrange a hunt in the so-called "Down …

The Bakersfield Heat 12-and-under team is competing this week in a tournament at the Cooperstown All-Star Village in Cooperstown, N.Y. The Heat had won its first three games, by scores of 10-1, 24-5 and 4-0. The Heat’s fourth game was Monday night, and two more games are scheduled today. Hea…

Lucas Dobrzanski from the Kern Athletic Fencing Foundation, finished third at the U.S. Fencing National Championships held in Salt Lake City. His strong finish placed him 5th in the nation, earning him the first alternate spot on the U.S. team going to the World Championships in Slovenia. Lu…

The NW Bakersfield 11-70s All-Star team won the Central California Cal Ripken State tournament Friday. The team went 5-1 including beating Kingsburg to claim the title. The team now moves onto the Pacific Southwest Regional tournament held in Long Beach.

The Bakersfield Starz 10U baseball team traveled to Reno last week to compete against teams from across the nation in the Youth Baseball Nationals. The boys went 7-1 for the tournament scoring 86 runs while allowing 16. This is their second championship having also won the Nationals in Myrtl…

The Bakersfield Starz 10U baseball team traveled to Reno last week to compete against teams from across the nation in the Youth Baseball Nationals. The boys went 7-1 for the tournament scoring 86 runs while allowing 16. This is their second championship having also won the Nationals in Myrtl…

A couple of years after Steve Merlo and I returned from chasing the giant Canada geese in Saskatchewan, he called me and said he had found another place that supposedly had a few giants. It was a small lake just a mile from downtown Rochester, Minn.

Cal State Bakersfield baseball will be holding a future prospects camp for 9th through 12th graders. 6 p.m. Saturday — for Two way players and position players only — and 8 a.m. to noon Sunday, for all players, at Hardt Field.

I first started shooting skeet in 1962 when I was invited out to the Kern County Gun Club by my friend Pete Lokey, who owned Westchester Bowl.

Northwest Bakersfield Baseball AAA Pirate Champions. Finished regular season in second place with a 11-3 record but won overall division championship in playoffs with a 12-7 victory over the undefeated Dodgers.

All American Baseball Academy will be hosting summer baseball camps throughout the 2017 summer season. Camps will consist of individual work, small groups, team/game situations, arm strength, defense, fielding mechanics, footwork and hitting. Sign ups for our 2017 summer baseball camps with …

Before getting into today’s column, I would just like to thank Zach Ewing and the sports staff at The Californian for the coverage they allowed me three weeks ago for the story about my breaking the first 400x400 in skeet shooting history. I was really amazed that morning when I opened my pa…

The BCA Rockstars competed Sunday at The West Coast Cheerleading Championships in Baldwin Park. The results are as follows: Starlets, first; The Glam Squad, first/overall division winners; Showstoppers, first; Fame, first/overall division winners; Glitter, first; Paparazzi, first; Entourage,…

Students from the Japan Martial Arts academy of Bakersfield competed in the invitational organization karate tournament in Visalia. Seven schools with over 50 competitors participated in the event. The results are as follows: Renshi Jon Cobbs (second Kata, first weapons Kata); Kason Abair (f…

An 18U softball travel team is looking for players willing to commit to practices and the summer travel season. A meet and greet will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Standard Park.

Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian ever and a living swimming legend, will be in Bakersfield on Tuesday evening for Hoffmann Hospice's annual Voices of Inspiration dinner and auction fundraiser.

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Wow! Fifty years. Half a century. I am getting old. I still have a very keen memory of the last target I needed to become the first person in skeet shooting history to break a perfect 400 x 400. I was really grateful.

The Associated Press of Sports Editors on Monday named an article written by Bakersfield Californian sports editor Zach Ewing as the winner of its 2016 Best Game Story award in the under-30,000 circulation division.