• 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: Sorry, no MVP for Big Papi

    David Ortiz is a DH, so I’m not sure why the folks in Boston are trying to get him elected American League MVP. Don’t you have to be a baseball player to win the MVP, and sorry, but DH’s aren’t really baseball players. All they can do is hit. Most of them can’t field or throw at all, and a good

  • Warriors varsity does some warm-up drills during practice.

    Warriors ready for season opener vs. Burroughs

    Burroughs and Tehachapi are not exactly strangers. They play each other every year, and the Warriors usually win a high-scoring game. Except for the last two years. Last year, the Warriors won 7-0 at home. Quarterback Lars Olofson scored on a 1-yard TD run in the first quarter, and the rest was a

  • Tehachapi sophomore Paige Parker dives for a Bakersfield Christian spike but is late to get the return.

    Warriors girls see silver lining in v-ball loss to BCHS

    The Tehachapi girls were looking for positives after their season-opening volleyball loss to Bakersfield Christian. “We worked really well together as a team, we executed on defense and I’m excited for what the season has in store for our team,’’ sophomore setter Paige Parker said. The Warriors

  • Tehachapi's Eileen Rooney watches her return to Bakersfield Christian's Delaney Roche.

    Warriors girls lose tennis opener to powerhouse BCHS

    The Tehachapi girls varsity tennis team opened its season with a 9-1 loss at Bakersfield Christian on Thursday, Aug. 25. The Warriors No. 1 singles player, Eileen Rooney, lost 6-0, 6-0 to former area player of the year Delaney Roche in a match that took less than a half hour. Bakersfield

  • Blake Keesey of Tehachapi on the tee in the first round of the Bridgestone Tournament of Champions.

    Keesey falters in Day 2 of Bridgestone golf

    This was a tournament that Blake Keesey will remember as one of his most frustrating. Keesey, a Tehachapi High School junior and member of the Warriors golf team, fired an even-par 72 in the first round of the Bridgestone Tournament of Champions Boys 15-18 division on Saturday, Aug. 20. That was

  • A demonstrative head cross-country coach Michael Heckathorn rallies his Warriors during practice.

    Season Preview: Warriors cross-country expectations high

    This is the year that cross-country coach Michael Heckathorn has been waiting for. Three years ago, his soph-frosh boys won the South Yosemite League championship, and many of those boys are now back for their senior seasons. “This is it, this is the year,” Heckathorn said. Among those three-

  • 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: Lochte apologizes — for what, who knows

    Call it unprofessional, if you want, but all through Ryan Lochte’s interview with Matt Lauer, I had an almost irresistible urge to put my hands over my ears and go, “La la lala la la lala la la.” Finally I turned it off. Maybe after being lied to by politicians so thoroughly for months now, I

  • No. 1 sophomore Chris Garcia under center for the Warriors in their scrimmage at Taft.

    Warriors live scrimmage at Taft deemed a success

    It’s one of head coach Steve Denman’s most oft-repeated expressions. “You never know,” he’ll say. Now, he knows. The Warriors had their first dress-rehearsal for the 2016 season on Friday, Aug. 19, as they traveled to Taft for a full scrimmage with both Taft and South high schools. “Nobody got

  • Horse Thief Women's Golf Club winners from championship held Aug. 9-10.

    Theriault repeats as Horse Thief women's champion

    Judy Theriault captured the Horse Thief Women's Golf Club title for the second straight year as the Horse Thief women held their annual club championship on Tuesday-Wednesday, Aug. 9-10. Theriault, along with other flight winners, were honored at a potluck dinner at the home of Sandy Bineau.

  • Tehachapi Mountain Roller Hockey 6-and-under Falcons at the Calabasas event, top row, left to right, coach Tony Kasch, L. Herpin, L. Abarquez, coach Paul Abarquez. Front row, left to right, E. Kasch, A. Werner, H. Fitch, T. Cazares, N. Kasch, G. Booker, K. Carlyn.

    Youngest Falcons win Calabasas roller hockey tourney

    The 6-and-under Tehachapi Mountain Roller Hockey Falcons won the championship at the Calabasas tournament on Saturday-Sunday, Aug. 13-14. Team captain Lucas Abarquez scored three goals and had four assists as the youngest Falcons came away with three victories and a tie in the tournament, beating

  • Warriors senior Dione Sheehan hangs out with teammates during cross-country practice.

    Sheehan taking leadership role on promising cross-country team

    Four years ago, Dione Sheehan was just some ninth-grader who liked P.E. — fresh out of junior high, trying to remember where all her classes were and making a few new friends along the way. One of them was Alexis Namey, then a junior who would go on to become a league MVP and one of the most

  • Senior running back Zion Dean takes handoff from quarterback Paul Stephens while a blocking path is being made from guard Jackson Caudle during the Warriors scrimmage.

    Warriors hold first intra-squad scrimmage

    The Warriors donned pads last week and held an intra-squad scrimmage at Coy Burnett Field as they prepared for their season opening football game on Friday night, Sept. 2, at Burroughs. With several positions — like quarterback and running back — still up for grabs, the scrimmage on Saturday