By Ray Conner
This week’s trivia continues as a new set of questions are at hand.
But first, we will dive into last week’s action of local trivia and give the answers.
On a personal note I’m liking the way these questions from the coaches are making me rack my brain trying to come up with the answers.
With that said here are the answers to last weeks’ trivia questions.
Baseball: Since 1992 only three Kern Valley Pitchers have collected 250 career strikeouts. Who are they?
Answer-Skyler Craddock (396), Corey Mixon (332), and Kevin Little (273).
Basketball is up next.
Since the 1999-2000 school year, there have been four Kern Valley players named Most Valuable Player of the High Desert League. Who are they?
Answer-Robert Leming, Dalton Gallis, Marquise Green, and Kaden Preston.
Question two for basketball was: What freshman made the game-winning shot in his first game on the varsity team? The hint was it was against Rosamond.
The Kern Valley Sun also posed a question from the past. The two-part question was as follows: What was the name of the award, Ray Conner came up with for the Nov. 25, 1998 issue of the Sun? And, who was the first recipient of that award?
Answer-The name of the award was the Turkey Award. The first winner was the Temecula Linfield Lions baseball team who took away the Broncs CIF championship in 1998.
I hope those were exciting and made you ponder long and hard trying to come up with the answers. Just a reminder, if you’d like to play along and submit guesses on the trivia questions you can email them to the Kern Valley Sun Sports Editor at firstname.lastname@example.org. They must be received by the following Sunday after the paper comes out on Wednesday.
Here we go.
Basketball: Since the 1999-2000 school year, how many freshmen made the varsity team from the start of the season?
Since 1992, only two Kern Valley players have driven in eight or more runs in a game. Who are they?
From the pages of the Kern Valley Sun:
Kern Valley began playing boys and girls soccer in 2002. Who scored the first-ever goal for each squad?
This weeks’ edition of odd sports facts covers three different sports. There are two from baseball and one each from darts and bowling.
No. 1-In 1963, baseball pitcher Gaylord Perry remarked, “They’ll put a man on the moon before I hit a home run.” On July 20, 1969 a few hours after Neil Armstrong set foot on the surface of the moon, Perry his first and last home run of his career.
No. 2- When Babe Ruth played baseball, he wore a cabbage leaf under his cap to keep him cool on hot days.
No. 3-“Diddle for the Middle” is a slang expression used for the start of a darts game. Opposing players each throw a single dart at the bull’s eye. The person who is closest starts the game.
No.4-Tokyo has the world’s biggest bowling alley with 116 lanes.