Bakersfield


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...

Valedictorian Hailee Collins. Photos by Amy Ingalsbe.
Bakersfield’s 2021 commencement exercises were held Friday, May 21, at the school.    Commencement address by Heather Smith Bakersfield first grade teacher Heather Smith gave this year’s commencement address.  Smith congratulated the class and said she knew that this particular class has chosen to...

Mrs. Anstine
Bakersfield School District is gaining two new teachers for the upcoming 2020-21 school year.  Sherry Anstine has been hired as the new special education director and elementary special education teacher, and Jordan Grigg has been hired as the new high school agriculture teacher. Kirsten Jarvis is...
Bakersfield High School’s graduating seniors were awarded more than $300,000 in scholarships and other awards during the school’s 2020 graduation events. BHS counselor Trudy Summers announced that the following seniors earned these scholarships: Brandy Belt: Class of 1962 $500, Jake Lashley $500...
Bakersfield school officials are currently gauging interest in having a summer school session in July for students in kindergarten through eighth grades. The proposed summer school session will run from Monday, July 6, through Friday, July 31.  Superintendent Amy Britt says so far, the school...

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