Gearing Up for Renegade Athletics 2014-15

If you follow me on Facebook and Twitter (@sonyachristian), you’ll know that I consider our athletics programs a critical path to the academic success of our student athletes.
Last year, I ran into little Torrance at a game as she prepared to cheer on her brother Chris, decked out in Renegade red. Let’s hear from Torrance.

Let’s now switch from Torrance to Bob Hodel who was in the 1957 graduating class from BC.

selfie with Bob Hodel and Bob Covey Sep 4 2014

A selfie with Bob Hodel and Bob Covey on Sep 4, 2014

On September 6th, join me at Riverside where BC kicks off our first game of the season.  We will be back in Memorial Stadium on Sept 13th.

Athletics Department launches the Renegade Report:

BC’s Athletics Department has launched a new program called Renegade Reports on to get the word out about Renegade Athletics.  The show is produced by Francis Mayer and hosted by Greg Kerr of Channel 29.  It airs every Thursday at 11:00 a.m. for 15 weeks this fall term.  I was a guest on the premiere episode along with Coach Britnney Goehring, Coach Jeff Chudy, and Rick Van Horn, author of Haley Street Heroes.  Check out the video clips at:


With Kevin McCarthy Aug 29 2014

Craig Rouse, Kevin McCarthy, Sonya Christian, Brett Clark, Janet Tarjan

Friday Night Lights back at the memorial Stadium

A few of us from BC, along with over 5000 others packed the stadium to watch the relaunch of the Friday Night Lights High School games on our campus.  It was a double header with the Drillers playing Oak Christian School in the second match.  The Drillers won 34-21.  Thnx to Ed Davis for getting our field ready; it was not an easy feat.
Here is a picture of some of the BC gang with Kevin McCarthy.  Craig Rouse, Director of Facilities and M&O; Brett Clark, Wrestling Coach; Janet Tarjan, Math Faculty.

Gavilan vs BC Aug 30 2014

BC vs Gavilan


Volleyball on August 30th

On Saturday, I attended part of the Gavilan game.  BC won!   If you have not seen the recent article in the Californian about our Volley Ball team, check it out at

Cross Country

The Women’s Cross Country team finished 3rd at the Ventura Invitational over the weekend, with a total time of 1:57:10, and an average individual time of 23:26.

Two ladies cracked the top ten of the field of 82 for Bakersfield.

Sophomore Jessica Campbell placed seventh, with a total time of 22:24.68, and an average mile time of 7:12.

Her teammate Sophomore Leah Theroux placed eighth, with a total time of 22:40.30.

The Men’s Cross Country team finished seventh out of 12 schools.

Juan Calderon was the highest placer for BC, finishing in 19th place out of 117 runners.

Women’s Golf:

Women’s Golf, under the direction of first year Coach Brittney Goehring started their season at the Indian Canyon Country Club Saturday.

First year transfer Lindsey Maribal from Sandia High School in Albuquerque, New Mexico led the team on the first day with a seven over par 79, but Coach Goehring said improvements caught her eye more than scores.

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2 thoughts on “Gearing Up for Renegade Athletics 2014-15

  1. Manny Mourtzanos September 5, 2014 at 11:27 am Reply

    The BC Athletic program is one of many opportunities we have to transform the lives of students forever. It is a part of their learning experience. Also, it’s heartwarming to see how the Athletic program at BC touches the lives of our community members and partners. Well done, BC Athletics! GO GADES!!!

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