All-Area selections from Kern Valley

By Ray Conner
Sports Editor

Some Kern Valley athletes were selected to The Bakersfield Californian’s 2019 BVarsity All-Area teams for the winter season of sports.

Across three sports, eight athletes were selected to the teams. The highest selection was Hannah Hurley of the Lady Broncs basketball squad. She was named to the All-Area first team.

Two teammates, Brenna Acosta and Maddie Hurley, were given the Honorable Mention nod to the All-Area team.

In girls’ soccer, a pair of Lady Broncs were chosen as Honorable Mention selections. Jordan Allen and Rachel Driskell were the athletes chosen.

The final sport that had Kern Valley athletes named was wrestling.

The Broncs Jacob Lightner was named to the second team as he reached the CIF State Tournament this past wrestling season. Diego Tapia was named as an Honorable Mention selection.

For the girls wrestling team, Kern Valley’s Leah Villa was also named as an Honorable Mention selection.