Male Athlete of the Week: Julian Lopez
Chavez baseball has undergone quite the transition. From a 1 win season 11 years ago to a second straight valley championship.
Female Athlete of the Week: Falon Wilson
At the end of a long season many athletes call their teammates family but at Stockdale that phrase takes on a literal meaning.
Female Athlete of the Week: Kassidy Lemminn
For the second straight year Kassidy Lemminn is the only female in Kern County to earn an automatic bid to the state swim championships.
Male Athlete of the Week: Michael Hart
Liberty's Michael Hart was nearly perfect at the valley championship in Clovis finishing second in the 50 freestyle as well as the 100 breast…
Male Athlete of the Week: Brandon In
Brandon In is one of the top golfers in Kern County but has had to battle back from an injury that sidelined him the last two years.
Female Athlete of the Week: Samantha Martinez
If you watch Wasco junior Samantha Martinez pitch, you wouldn't know it, but she's playing out of position. "She really dislikes pitching but…
Female Athlete of the Week: Brittney Howard
Brittney Howard is ending her high school career with a bang by leading nearly every offensive category in league.
Male Athlete of the Week: Jack Han
Jack Han is a great tennis player. But this season he's learning how to balance that while playing another sport during the same season.
Male Athlete of the Week: Kaleb Johnson
Kaleb Johnson helped lead East to an undefeated season in league and is now getting the Blades to focus on Valley.
Female Athlete of the Week: Julianne Finch
At Garces Memorial High School you can't talk about the track and field team without mentioning Julianne Finch. "She's a hurdler, she can run…
Male Athlete of the Week: Dennis Hicks
On picture day at Liberty, while the guys try to look strong and steady the girls are getting ready for their big dance. But while head coach…
Female Athlete of the Week: McKenna Valencia
McKenna Valencia has the best batting average in the SWYL and is helping to lead the Stockdale Mustangs to an undefeated campaign.
Female Athlete of the Week: Michelle Puente
Senior shortstop Michelle Puente bats leadoff off for the Scots and has the highest batting average on the team with at least one hit in all…
Male Athlete of the Week: Jake Moody
Garces junior Jake Moody splits his time at second base with his time pitching but he's always loved one more than the other. "It's always…
Female Athlete of the Week: Quinn Giesick
In softball the winning solution is fairly straightforward; if you have a good pitcher you'll win a lot of games. While the position of…
Female Athlete of the Week: Kaycee Olson
At Frontier High School the secret recipe for wins isn't much of a secret. This year 9 of the Titan's 10 wins have come when senior Kaycee…
Female Athlete of the Week: Rebecca Gallis
In the small town of Lake Isabella, athletics are a big deal. "It seems wherever we go on the road it's the biggest crowd-people get pumped up…
Male Athlete of the Week: Christian Garcia
In last Friday's valley title game, Christian scored the first goal, a free kick with incredible bend that he still can't believe went in."Ooo…
Female Athlete of the Week: Emily Teutimez
Teutimez came through with the tying goal at just the right time. "I just jumped and I screamed. It was just the best feeling ever that we…
Male Athlete of the Week: Grant Fidler
There are few rivalries as intense as a Centennial/Liberty matchup. But Tuesday night's semi-final meeting took it to another level.…
Male Athlete of the Week: Isaiah Martin
On a team loaded with Ridgeview's Isaiah Martin and his high flying dunks have the Wolf Pack chasing their first valley title in 4 years.
Female Athlete of the Week: Vanessa Adams
An Arvin basketball team is proving you don't have to be blood to be a family. "We're really close. We've been together for a long time," said…
Male Athlete of the Week: Shannon Wafer
Shannon Wafer may just be a junior but he's been putting up numbers like someone ready for college. He's scored double digit points for 20…
Female Athlete of the Week: Octavia Croney
In recent years at Highland "Scots Pride" hasn't included girl's basketball. But this year, with the team riding a 13 game winning streak,…
Female Athlete of the Week: Bethany Fitzsimmons
As the saying goes, records are made to be broken. Taft's Bethany Fitzsimmons has had one goal in mind all season; that being California's…
Male Athlete of the Week: Jeremiah Dickerson
Jeremiah Dickerson dropped a season high in points a night ago, but we learned that hard work and dedication are just an every day thing for…
Male Athlete of the Week: Trevor Peterson
This season Liberty has a top goalie in senior Trevor Peterson. He's played varsity four years and at 6'4 he's literally grown into the…
Female Athlete of the Week: Samantha Peters
Trailing 2-1 at the break to Taft, BCHS head coach Derik Watson knew he needed to make a change. He decided to move Samantha Peters, a…
Female Athlete of the Week: Kayla Scott
At Garces High School things went south quick. First year coach Jesse Soto describes it as drowning in injuries. "We just had everyone back…
More than 50 KC athletes head to Jr. Olympics
Kern County is going to the Olympics. More than 50 local athletes qualified and are heading--well--not to Rio for the Olympics but to…
Newsy tries Olympic race walking
Yes, it is a sport, and yes, it is hard as hell.
Former NFL coach Dennis Green dies at 67
Dennis Green, former head coach for the Minnesota Vikings and the Arizona Cardinals, reportedly died of a cardiac arrest Friday.
Bathroom bill costs Charlotte NBA All-Star game
The NBA announced it will relocate the 2017 All-Star game from Charlotte due to North Carolina's HB2, which critics have called discriminatory.
A brief history of independent Olympic teams
The first-ever refugee team in Rio will be just one of many teams in Olympic history to compete under the five-ring flag.
Brazil arrests 10 terror suspects
The arrests were in the country's southern state of Parana. Authorities say the suspects pledged allegiance to ISIS.
WNBA fines teams, players for black warmups
The league fined New York Liberty, Phoenix Mercury and Indiana Fever for wearing black shirts before their games.
Russia loses appeal for 2016 Olympics
With about two weeks until the Olympics, the Court of Arbitration for Sport turned down Russia's appeal.
Brock Lesnar reportedly failed second drug test
Lesnar's fight against Mark Hunt probably should've never happened. But it did, and now there are bigger issues.
Politicians should stop trying to talk sports
Paul Ryan celebrated Pittsburgh Steelers — while in rival city Cleveland. He's another politician who should've thought twice before talking sports.
How much does it cost to be an Olympian?
For many Olympians, the road to Rio was filled with more than just physical challenges. Finding the money to cover costs can be extremely difficult.
Humans are faster, stronger than we used to be
At the Beijing Olympics in 2008, 25 new world records were set in the swimming competitions out of just 34 events.