Bakersfield

  Bakersfield High School Veterans Day art show winners were, from left: first place David Manley, second place Saydie Alvarado, third place Rebekah Deluna and veterans’ choice Natalie Hadley.
The Bakersfield Lions opened their 2022-23 high school basketball campaign on Tuesday night hosting the Alton Comets. Results from that game were not available at press time Tuesday. The Lions will travel to Greenville on Saturday and will compete in the Mansfield Invitational Tournament Dec. 6-9....
The Bakersfield High School girls’ volleyball team, in their first season since adding the sport for the 2022-23 school year, is improving and have picked up some momentum and a few more wins heading into the District Tournament this week. The Lady Lions, coached by Molly Bowen, recently beat Dora...
Times photo/Bruce Roberts Bakersfield’s 2022 graduates are, bottom row, left to right, Kaylin Williams, Hannah Bean, Ella Ryan, Nautica Smith, Emmi Tucker, Zane Crites, Alivia Bean and Samantha DeLuna. Second row Zach Wolters, Demi Tabor, Trace Luna, Aidan Tiller, Emalee Brashear, Alexandria Kowiti...

Members of the 2022 Bakersfield High School track team are, from left, (front row) Jasmine Hall, Landon Hodgson, Gretchen Zastrow, Jessie Keith, Bodie Hardin, Aidan Tiller, Avery Maynard, Cooper Bridges, Nathan Watlington; (back row) head coach Jessica Batterton, Callie Smith, Kurt Watlington, Jacob Watlington, Jake Freiman, Nautica Smith, Kaden Tryon, Hadley Stevens, Amani Kowiti and assistant coach Heather Smith.
The Bakersfield High School track and field team, coached by Jessica Batterton, traveled to Carthage High School Saturday, May 7 to compete in the Class 1 District 8 meet. Several athletes placed in the top four, which qualifies them to compete at the state sectional track meet set for Saturday,...

Darren Johnston and Brad Maynard
Darren Johnston and Brad Maynard edged out competitor Kyle Clayton and were elected to fill the two open seats on the Bakersfield School Board in the April 5 General Municipal Election. The unofficial election results released Tuesday night by Ozark County Clerk Brian Wise indicated that 160 total...

Photo by Karla Smith Bakersfield’s Jake Freiman goes up for a shot over several defenders in his last home game. The Lions beat Plato in the first round of the Class 2 District 10 Tournament.
The Bakersfield Lions picked up a win in the first round of the Class 2 District 10 tournament against Plato, 71-67. The Lions were scheduled to play Norwood in the semifinals as the Times went to press Tuesday night. Look for results from that game in next week’s edition. Norwood is ranked #1 in...
The Bakersfield boys’ basketball team celebrated senior night Monday with a big win over Van Buren, 52-40. Ethan Cotter led in scoring for the Lions with 17, followed by Jake Freiman with 16, mason Bean and Trace luna with 8 each, Aidan Tiller with 2 and Connor Jones with 1. In other recent action...
The Bakersfield Lady Lions softball team ended its season with a loss to Naylor in the first round of the Class 1 District 1 tournament Oct. 12 at East Carter High School in Elsinore. Team members are, from left (front), Hannah Bean, Sam Deluna, Caroline Bentley, Alex Kowiti; (second row) Gretchen...
Brad Maynard has been appointed to the Bakersfield School board to fill the position of longtime member Bruce Bales, who has recently resigned from the board after changing jobs and making plans to move out of the district.  Bakersfield superintendent Dr. Amy Britt told the Times last week that the...

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