This is a bit tardy; however, the retirement announcement by Mr. John Nelson will leave a void here in Tehachapi.

I've enjoyed his articles and more importantly insight from a respected scribe known nationally. It's not often you agree with every article written, but I found myself joining Mr. Nelson in agreement on most of his viewpoints.

May his retirement be long-lasting along with his memories of some of the greatest sporting events of all time.

Rob Conn, Bear Valley Springs

Editor's note: Sports reporter John Nelson retired in mid-April. A search is underway for a new staff member who will cover sports.