There鈥檚 a good reason Liberty baseball coach Tony Mills has so much confidence in Brock Thompson鈥檚 ability to come through in the clutch.

At this point it鈥檚 almost expected that the Bakersfield Christian softball team is going to win every time it takes the field.

Bakersfield Christian standout McCoy Silicz said he felt comfortable long before delivering the first pitch for the Eagles in Tuesday's playoff game.

VISALIA 鈥 Just when you thought Bakersfield Christian was going to roll to its second straight Central Section baseball title, the Eagles鈥 Division-II opponent Atascadero went and made things interesting with a seventh-inning rally.

With the school year winding down, the spring high school sports season is making one last push in what promises to be a busy weekend of track and field, baseball and softball for Kern County schools.

TAFT 鈥 There were no nervous moments or feelings of apprehension this time for the Taft softball team. After winning a nail-biter in the quarterfinals, the top-seeded Wildcats turned Wednesday's Central Section Division III semifinal against visiting Tulare Western into a foregone conclusion…

Tuesday鈥檚 Central Section Division II baseball semifinal between Lemoore and Bakersfield Christian reaffirmed that the Eagles have more than one pitching ace.

Jaycee Edgar appeared calm and focused when she walked up to the plate in the bottom of the seventh inning. But on the inside the Taft Union High School junior admits she was more than a bit apprehensive.

Not this time. There was no way the Liberty High School baseball team was going to go out in the playoffs for the third straight year at the hands of longtime rival Stockdale.

Despite Liberty earning the No. 2 seed for the CIF Central Section Division I baseball playoffs, Patriots coach Tony Mills knew his team wasn鈥檛 given an easy first-round matchup against No. 15 Tulare Western.

Senior Chizitere Okey Dike swept the 100 and 200, and ran the lead-off leg on the first-place 4x100 relay to lead the Stockdale girls track and field team to the Central Section Division II championship on Friday at Groppetti Community Stadium in Visalia.

As an off-season coaching carousel continues to turn, one of the biggest names in Kern County high school football has found a new landing spot.