By Ray Conner
Another week of trivia and this time it’s increasing again.
Last week we only had a pair of questions from baseball and the pages of the Kern Valley Sun. This week a pair of questions from basketball, one from girls tennis, baseball, and two from the Sun will be offered up.
I’m not sure how many I speak for, but as for me I am enjoying rehashing the Kern Valley athletes that continue to shine through with their athletic talents over the years.
Thing is some of these questions go back quite a few years and the names that are the answers are now out making history as far as their lives are concerned.
Rest assured many talented individuals have graced us with their athletic prowess over the years here in the Kern Valley. While it seems only a select few are the answers to the questions. The former athletes that have had success and have gone through Kern Valley High School is short of amazing.
As usual though we must take care of the unfinished business from last week. The trivia, though short of material was well balanced with making one put on their thinking cap to try and come up with the answers.
Baseball: Since 1992 Kern Valley has had four players earn All-League honors for all four years. Who are they? Answer: Tim Hurley 1994-97, Skyler Craddock 2003-06, Dalton Gallis 2012-15, and Zach Bushling 2014-17.
From the pages of the Kern Valley Sun: What was the number of the Broncs Motorsports race car that competed at Mesa Marin. Answer: The Broncs race car number was 98.
Here we go with this round of trivia.
Baseball: Only once since 1992 did a KV player lead all Kern County hitters in RBI’s and all Kern County pitchers in strikeouts in the same season. Who was it and when?
Basketball: Since the 1999-2000 school year, three varsity boys basketball players have shot 70 percent or better from the free-throw line for their combined varsity career. Who are they?
Basketball 2: Since the 1999-2000 school year in boys basketball, who has the best free throw percentage for a single season 10 attempts?
Tennis: How many league championships has the girls tennis team won?
Kern Valley Sun: Rusty Muncy was given a nickname after winning a CIF title in the 300m hurdles. What was the nickname?
Sun 2: In 1999 there was a change in the sports pages. It lasted until 2011. What was the change?
And of course what would trivia questions be without some odd sports facts.
Here we go.
No. 1 The silhouette on the NBA logo is Jerry West. The hall of fame Laker, Mr. Clutch is literally cemented in professional basketball lore.
No. 2 The state sport of Maryland is jousting.
No. 3 The Kentucky Derby is the oldest continually held sports event in the United States (1875), with the second being the Westminster Kennel Club Dog show (1876).
So on a scale of 1-10 what is the “Wow” factor for these odd sports facts?