• Lucy Coe, left, and Jo Trillo. posing with their medals at a meet earlier this year, should help anchor next year's Warriors girls varsity cross country team.

    Warriors cross country finishes season in CIF Valley Finals

    If they looked good this season, wait until next year. That's the feeling on the three-mile loop that the Warriors varsity cross country team calls home. With five returning lettermen among the boys and all-league runner Dione Sheehan returning on the girls’ side, why not? The varsity team

  • John Nelson spent 27 years with the Associated Press in New York, covering sports all over the world, and was the AP's national baseball writer for 10 years

    Timeout: Golovkin vs. Alvarez … a mismatch maybe?

    Canelo Alvarez was a lot more fun to watch when he was beating up the Kermit Cintrons of the world. Now, he wants to fight Gennady Golovkin? Good luck with that. Alvarez earned the right to fight Golovkin for the middleweight championship with a 12-round decision over an aging, worn out Miguel

  • Warriors RB Troy Noda is downed by a swarm of Tulare Western tacklers as he fights for yardage.

    Noda scores lone Tehachapi TD vs. Tulare

    Troy Noda is one of those juniors you usually see toward the end of a game, a talented running back who would make a big play here and there. As the Warriors entered the playoffs with their star running back sidelined by injury, however, Noda took on a much larger role. It didn't work out as

  • Tehachapi's Troy Noda is brought down by a Tulare Western defender.

    Warriors fall in bizarre fashion at CIF tourney

    The end came in an unusual way for the Tehachapi Warriors. A team that had averaged more than 275 yards rushing per game got just 81. A team that had scored more than 31 points per game got just 8, and those came after three scoreless quarters. With injured teammates Keyron Scott and Angel Garcia

  • No. 5 Thomas Blewett, one of five Warriors with five tackles apiece against Tulare Western, goes for the ball carrier.

    Warrior Updates: Warriors rally around fallen leader on defense

    In the absence of defensive leader Angel Garcia, a gang of Warriors took over on defense against Tulare Western. In holding the Mustangs to just 97 yards on the ground, five Warriors defenders had five tackles apiece: David Wight, Colten Eaton, Tanner Herman, Thomas Blewett and Jackson Caudle.

  • Tehachapi's Troy Noda is brought down by a Tulare Western defender.

    Warriors upset by Tulare Western in quarterfinals

    TEHACHAPI — Despite an inspired defensive effort, No. 3 Tehachapi was upset by No. 6 Tulare Western, 15-8 on Friday in the Division III quarterfinals. The Warriors (7-3), who played without offensive star Keyron Scott, managed just 53 rushing yards, and had only three first downs. Scott accounted

  • Corey Costelloe

    Roadrunner Connection: CSUB welcomes No. 1 wrestling team

    CSUB wrestling will do something unique this Friday night. We will host the No. 1 team in the nation when Penn State comes to the Icardo Center for a preseason dual. It will mark the first time CSUB has hosted the No. 1 ranked team in a sport other than water polo. If you don’t follow college

  • John Nelson spent 27 years with the Associated Press in New York, covering sports all over the world, and was the AP's national baseball writer for 10 years. He can be reached at

    Timeout: MMA's Rousey rousted in ho-hum upset

    Rhonda Rousey got beat. So what? It’s mixed martial arts, and it’s a stretch to even call it that. What she does in the ring — or cage, more accurately described — is neither martial nor an art. Back in my rowdier days, I knew women in taverns who could have kicked her up one side of the block

  • Monique Coolidge at the natural bodybuilding World Cup in San Diego.

    Local wins novice title at bodybuilding World Cup

    Monique Coolidge, a 2010 Tehachapi High School graduate, won the figure novice division at the pro/am natural bodybuilding World Cup in San Diego on Nov. 7. Coolidge, currently working toward her registered nurse degree at Bakersfield College, finished second in the figure open. Coolidge

  • Warriors junior Dione Sheehan, capturing all-league honors for the second straight year, works out on the Tehachapi track.

    Sheehan earns all-league at SYL X-country final

    Warriors junior Dione Sheehan won all-league honors for the second straight year on Thursday, Nov. 12, finishing second in the girls varsity division at the South Yosemite League cross country finals at Hart Park in Bakersfield. With a time of 20 minutes 18 seconds over three miles, Sheehan led

  • The future of the Warriors girls volleyball team — (left to right) underclassmen Lauren Nousch, Alyson Dees, Emily Soto, Lindsay Nava, Mady Cotta, Taylor Williams, Paige Parker, Delanee Gallegos — as they say farewell to the seniors on seniors night.

    Warriors girls V-ball ends 2015-16 season on an upswing

    It was a rebuilding year for the Warriors girls volleyball team, and it was a good one. Sure, they lost in the first round of the CIF postseason tournament, but they got there — and when they did, they were a vastly improved team over the one that began the season 1-8. “We grew so much as a team

  • Warriors head coach Steve Denman

    Warriors prepped and healthy for CIF quarters

    The Warriors have been tending to some injuries and illnesses, and now, it's time to tend to Tulare Western. Tehachapi comes off a first-round bye on Friday night, Nov. 20, at home against Tulare Western in the quarterfinals of the CIF Central Section Division 3 football tournament. “I think

  • Head JV coach Ryan Grimes leaves his Braves to celebrate as they win their third straight league championship.

    Timm, Grimes among nine JVs called up to varsity

    They were Braves. Poof! Now, they're Warriors. Like magic. Last week, the varsity Warriors called up nine junior varsity Braves to help in the CIF Central Section Division 3 football playoffs, including quarterback Patrick Grimes and 1,000-yard rusher Connor Timm. As the second-place team in

  • Division I player Walter Thorne encourages a teammate who's just finished his sprints at the Santa Monica Rugby Club training camp in Tehachapi.

    Exotic sport of rugby comes to Tehachapi

    Clean air, scenic mountains and the altitude — they all have combined to bring the exotic sport of rugby to Tehachapi, if only for a couple of days each year. For the second straight year, the Santa Monica Rugby Club held its first full day of practice at Benz Visco Sports Park on Saturday, Nov.