Bakersfield Sports News

Local high school, college, and pro sports news in Bakersfield, CA

  • Wednesday | via Tehachapi News 

    Braves shut down the Golden Hawks; JV football remai...

    From left: Tehachapi's Jonathan Eppler, Jackson Caudle and Israel Guerrero take down a Centennial running back. Photo by Mark Nessia.


  • Sunday Sep 14 | via Sacramento Bee Newspaper 

    SEC returns to dominance with seven of top 15 teams

    The Southeastern Conference's dominant status had taken a hit since Nick Saban wrapped his hands around the national championship trophy in 2013, following Alabama's second straight title. The conference had its run of seven straight national championships end when Florida State beat Auburn in January, and some thought that the Pac-12 had become the better top-to-bottom league.


  • Saturday Sep 13 | via The Fresno Bee 

    Prep highlights for 9/13

    Le'Andre Jefferson scored five touchdowns as Mission Oak gained a measure of revenge against the team that kept it out of a CIF State Bowl game last season with a 42-30 victory over Bakersfield Christian on Saturday night. Jefferson caught scoring passes of 68 and 79 yards from Trey McJunkin and scored on runs of 20, 1 and 25 yards.


  • Thursday Sep 11 | via The Fresno Bee 

    Boogaard: Memorial thriving on football field, but t...

    Memorial High coach Anthony Goston has fielded many good teams, but says his current crop of Panthers rank among his favorites. This Memorial High football team is one of coach Anthony Goston's "favorites," and hardly because the Panthers improved to 3-0 in a 50-13 scrimmage against Hoover on Thursday night at Sunnyside Stadium.


  • Tuesday Sep 9 | via 

    Browning, Orman headline Week One's Peak PerformersB...

    Browning, Orman headline Week One's Peak Performers Folsom's Jake Browning and Galt's Zach Orman headline week one's peak performances in high school football Check out this story on Here's a look at the top performances in week one's high school football games throughout the Sac-Joaquin Section. Jake Browning, Folsom QB - Broke the state's career touchdown passing record by throwing six touchdowns and running for one more.


  • Tuesday Sep 9 | via Tehachapi News 

    The Roadrunner Connection: Comeback? In my mind I ne...

    If there is one sport I miss while working within the athletics department at CSUB, its football; and no we're not adding a team, safe to say never will either, the economics simply don't work. But the sport has always played a large role in my life, not only because I played it for more than 10 years, but also as a journalist and radio personality I had the chance to cover it at every level, from high school to NFL training camps and game days.


  • Monday Sep 8 | via RecordNET 

    Helmet Stickers: Prep Football Week 1

    West High tailback Marcel Dancy is having an incredible junior season thus far. He's one of several local "Helmet Stickers" honorees.


  • Saturday Sep 6 | via Chico Enterprise-Record 

    Local Sports Roundup: Chico State men's soccer team ...

    Justin Walmsley's goal gave the Chico State men's soccer team a lead in the 11th minute Saturday against Seattle Pacific, but the Wildcats and Falcons finished in a 1-1 tie despite two overtime periods of extra time. Seattle Pacific drew even with a second-half goal at the 53rd minute, and that's how the two West Region powers finished in Chico State's second game of the season.


  • Saturday Sep 6 | via The Fresno Bee 

    Prep football: Clovis West, new coach stay perfect a...

    Centennial High's Matthew Clendenen attempts to evade a Clovis West defender in the first quarter of the teams' nonleague game Friday night at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Clovis. It was far from pretty, but George Petrissans - the latest coach at the biggest pressure cooker in all the Central Section football programs - is off to a 2-0 start with Clovis West High.


  • Saturday Sep 6 | via The Fresno Bee 

    Boogaard: Edison edges No. 1 Bakersfield with FG in ...

    The first win over Central Section bully Bakersfield High in the history of Edison football came Friday night in an early season nonleague game at Ratcliffe Stadium. The 15-14 victory pilfered from the state's defending Division I champs - and top-ranked in the Central Section and No.


  • Thursday Sep 4 | via The Fresno Bee 

    Prep football: All-Out Blitz preview for Week 1

    Edison High quarterback Hunter Swearingen is dragged down for a loss by Buchanan's Benjamin Parker in the Aug. 28 season opener. Swearingen and the Tigers tried not to show too much offensively and had to escape with a 13-7 victory.


Bakersfield High Schools

Bakersfield High (1241 G Street)
Beardsley Junior High (1001 Roberts Lane)
Centennial High (8601 Hageman)
Chipman Junior High (2905 Eissler Street)
Compton Junior High (3211 Pico Avenue)