I had the opportunity to revisit a former career of mine last week. I guess when you have reinvented yourself a few times, it’s nice to return to one’s former roots to remember how your journey began.

Last week Tehachapi High School graduated yet another senior class, sending off a very successful group in terms of their contributions to the school, the community and athletics. With the school year over, it’s time to look back at some of the top highlights of the 2017-18 Warriors season.

The Tehachapi Little League Red Sox and Cardinals major division baseball teams progressed to the District 51 North Tournament of Champions, which was played last week in California City. The Cardinals advanced to the overall finals on Saturday after winning 9-6, but were defeated by the Qua…

Bear Valley Springs will host its annual Summer Baseball Camp July 23-26, and will once again feature Head Coach Gary Adams. This will be the 4th consecutive year that Adams has generously donated his time and talent to our Baseball Camp, which has come to be affectionately known as “the bes…

The 2018 Men’s Region 1 Gymnastics Championship was the concluding meet of the Perfect 10 Gymnastics Boys Team’s 2017-2018 Competitive Season. The competition was held April 4-8 at the Rawhide Event Center in Chandler, Ariz.

Tehachapi Valley Wrestling Club finished out their local tournament schedule with the Kern County Wrestling Association Freestyle Championship May 19 hosted by the Arvin Grizzlies.

They say all good things must come to an end, and so it was true for Warriors softball last Wednesday, as they completed their CIF playoff run with an 8-2 loss to Dinuba. A combination of excellent pitching and timely hits from the Dinuba offense led to the defeat.

You’ll no doubt read over the next few weeks the impact the late Mayor Ed Grimes had on the community of Tehachapi through his work with local government. It was, however, his passion for local sports, specifically the Tehachapi Warriors, that led many to know him as "The Voice of the Warriors."

When May rolls around, college baseball teams like to start counting dog piles, and not wins. That’s the case for the University of Antelope Valley Pioneers, who are one dog pile away from the NAIA National Championship.

With a combination of timely hits, solid defense, and a gutsy pitching performance, Warriors softball added another chapter to their remarkable season with a home playoff win against fifth-seed Reedley on Friday.

For all but one Warrior swimmer, the 2018 season came to a close on Saturday, May 12, with the CIF Division II Valley Championships held at Bakersfield College.

The Tehachapi High School Warriors golf team traveled to Lemoore for the Division III sectional championships on May 15.

The Braves baseball team after their win at West High School on May 11. They won 22-1. The Braves finished the season 11-3-1.

The Jacobsen Middle School track and field team competed this season at the Northern Area Junior Olympics, Northern Section Meet, Kern County Championships and the Central Valley Championships.

The Warrior golf team went into their final league match tied for first place. The final league match at Stockdale Country Club was a qualifying match for CIF playoffs.

The CIF Central Section playoffs were announced over the weekend for the Division III girls softball games. Once again, Tehachapi receives the short stick in playoff seedings. Despite being co-league champions with Ridgeview and Independence with identical 11-4 records, the Lady Warriors rec…

Tehachapi Valley Wrestling Club competed in the second half of the Roadrunner/ Coyote tournament series, with Shafter hosting the Coyote on May 5.

In high school sports — be it softball, baseball, boys or girls teams — it matters not, as all the players will become seniors and graduate, leaving their teammates with new upcoming seniors.

It’s beginning to look a lot like rodeo season. I’ve mentioned before about my utmost respect and casual fanhood when it comes to professional rodeo. Whether it’s a PRCA (Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association) event here in Tehachapi, something out of the area or the National Finals on tele…

Tehachapi High varsity track and field concluded their South Yosemite League action on Wednesday, May 2, as they gathered at Liberty High School in Bakersfield. The Lady Warriors and Warriors competed on the day in all events and came away with both team and individual medals for their efforts.

The boys golf team held a home match April 25 at Oak Tree Golf Course in bear Valley Springs. The league match included all six teams from the southern Yosemite league.

Tehachapi Valley Wrestling Club has been busy the last two weeks bringing home trophies and medals.

Jake Leiva spent his Tehachapi childhood like many boys, playing baseball and football while taking advantage of the sports offerings around him. However, there was one offering that ended up replacing all the others and is taking him to new national and international heights — BMX.

While the frosh/soph teams competed in the SYL Championships on April 24, the varsity boys and girls teams were setting up for their SYL finals to be held Wednesday, May 2, at Liberty High School.

Tehachapi High boys and girls frosh/soph teams competed in the SYL Championships held at Independence High School on Tuesday, April 24. Both teams represented Tehachapi well.

The Tehachapi High School junior varsity softball team defeated Stockdale High School 6-3 to win the 20th Annual Centennial JV Softball Tournament at Centennial High School on April 17.

I’m still patiently waiting for the day someone I personally know to crack the big leagues. I’ve known a few former players and swapped baseball stories. Nothing beats a good story from “the show,” as baseball players put it. But, I don’t have any active major leaguers in my contacts lists.

The Tehachapi Warriors mountain bike team competed in their fourth race of the season at Vail Lake in Southern California on April 14 and 15. After many left their snow-covered yards, they were greeted by 80-plus-degree sunshine.

The 2018 So Cal Level 5-10 Division 1 and JD State Gymnastics Championship was held March 16-18 at Soka University in Aliso Viejo. In attendance were five of Perfect 10’s Competitive Boys Team members. At this competition, all five gymnasts had the opportunity to qualify to the 2018 Men’s Re…

Eight of Perfect 10 Gymnastics’ Competitive Girls Team members traveled to Las Vegas to compete in the 2018 Las Vegas MEGA Meet. The meet was held March 2-4 at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort and Casino.

The Tehachapi Gryphons Soccer Club will hold free tryouts for its 2018 fall soccer program at Warrior Park (East Orchard Parkway and Clasico Street) in May.