It’s Homecoming week at Tehachapi High School and if you’re gauging the importance of homecoming on the results of the football season thus far, you’re probably lamenting this annual tradition. I get it, I understand. It’s been another tough season on the gridiron, something those of us in T…
A week after their closest loss of the season at Independence, the Tehachapi Warriors suffered their most lopsided defeat Friday night, 64-0, at Bakersfield Christian as the Eagles scored three times on special teams to keep the Warriors (0-7, 0-2 SYL) winless in their 2019 campaign.
The Lady Warriors concluded the first half of South Yosemite League play with a convincing 25-15, 25-18, 25-15 set sweep over Bakersfield's West High last Tuesday.
The Tehachapi High School Lady Warriors golf team got a much-needed home match in Bear Valley Springs at Oak Tree Country Club. On a cool day, the Lady Warriors were most familiar with their home course and cool mountain weather, and it showed in their scores.
All six Gryphons teams are a little over halfway through their fall seasons with the Gryphons 02 Girls and Gryphons 02 Boys at the top of their league's table.
Representing mountain football in a clean sweep for the day, the Tomahawks dominated the field with four games for four wins Saturday, Oct. 5 on the field of Tehachapi.
Tehachapi High cross-country again completed a busy and successful week as they doubled down again, competing in their second SYL meet on Wednesday and finishing the week running in the Ted Olliver Invitational on Saturday.
Mountain volleyball recently recorded a pair of victories in the South Yosemite League, taking down Golden Valley (25-12, 25-17, 25-10) and Ridgeview (25-18, 25-11, 25-15).
It didn’t take long for word to spread last week about a very serious medical emergency that occurred during the Tehachapi Valley Recreation & Park District men’s league championship softball game. I won’t go into details because I wasn’t there and eyewitness accounts tend to differ, but…
In arguably their most complete football game of the season, the Tehachapi Warriors came up one play short of their first win in 2019 as the Independence Falcons scored on a 35-yard touchdown pass with no time remaining and kicked the ensuing point after to defeat the Warriors 23-22 in Baker…
It was another weekend of competitive soccer for many of the Gryphons teams. The Gryphons Girls 05 team and the Gryphons Boys 04 team both had games on Saturday and Sunday.
Can you feel it in the air? The brisk temperatures as you arrive to the field in the morning, the cool breeze throughout the afternoon that sends you to the car looking for a sweatshirt. It’s the feeling of fall football! If our Tehachapi Tomahawks continue to dominate in the remaining three…
Tehachapi won their second pre-season tournament of the season this past month, defeating six teams in straight sets to win the Ridgeview Tournament in Bakersfield.
The Tehachapi High School Lady Warriors golf team traveled to Kern River golf course for a South Yosemite league golf match on Aug. 29. The temperature in Bakersfield was at around 100 degrees and the Lady Warriors walked the course, with play starting at noon.
THS cross-country continues to have a successful year as the team participated in the Bakersfield College Invitational on Friday, Sept. 27. The invitational was held at the Kern County Soccer Complex by Hart Park.
I came across a social media post from a former international student athlete I worked with during my career as a broadcaster at Cal State Bakersfield. Aly Ahmed, a key member of the 2016 NCAA Tournament team, posted a few photos of his lovely family back home in his native Egypt where he is…
The Gryphons Girls 02 team played their third game of the season against an undefeated New Image-Premier 02 team from Bakersfield. The Gryphons girls 02 team came out on the opening kick off with high expectations to win and the New Image-Premier 02 team appeared to think that the game was a…
It starts with ambition to make the decision to play football. Courage to strap up in pads and helmets. Bravery to face the opponent in man-to-man battle. This all derived from young athletes with a minimum of seven years' life experience. In game five of the nine-game season, freshmen Tomah…
Warrior cross-country pulled double duty on the week, first hosting the SYL League opener at Brite Lake on Wednesday, Sept. 18, and then following up on Saturday, Sept. 24, traveling to Hart Park to compete in the Wolfpack Invitational.
I spent a few minutes in the Tehachapi Heritage League Museum last week. I think I am going to make this a regular pit stop as I always find a new story of old to tell about our Tehachapi Warriors.
Tehachapi’s Heritage Oak School, along with other Kern County schools, participated in a cross-country meet at Independence High School in Bakersfield on Saturday, Sept. 7.
Seven turnovers didn’t just hand Garces another win over the Tehachapi Warriors in the annual Ogilvie Bowl, but seven turnovers gift-wrapped and tied with a bow placed the victory at the feet of the Rams (1-3) who prevailed 63-0 Friday night at Coy Burnett Stadium.
The Tehachapi Seminoles Baseball Club is an organization that takes pride in raising confident, responsible and disciplined young men. The Seminoles are a nonprofit baseball organization that currently trains more than 55 young men playing on three teams and ranging in age from 8 to 14.
On Saturday, the 05 Gryphons Girls played a well-fought match against AYSO Santa Clarita. The 05 Gryphons Girls changed up their formation a bit for this game. The Gryphons girls had several opportunities the first half but was just unable to sink one in and finished the half 0-2.
Like the scene from "Wizard of Oz," with the click of my heels, I closed my eyes saying, “there’s no place like home, there’s no place like home.” With temperatures in the triple digits and intolerable humidity, the Tomahawks wandered off the mountain Saturday, Sept. 14. Though there was no …
The Lady Warriors tennis team is off to a great start to their season, recently taking first place honors in a pre-season tournament at Arvin with a perfect 5-0 record.
I came across an interesting feature this week in the Los Angeles Times on Encino Crespi, a resurging high school football program that was once a CIF Southern Section Division I team before participation numbers forced them into the much smaller Division 6.
Tehachapi Warrior cross-country was in Ridgecrest at Cerro Coso Community College to compete with five other schools in a pre-season match. THS lined up with host Burroughs, plus Barstow, Kern Valley, Bishop and Mojave.
The Highland Scots scored on nearly every offensive possession, taking advantage of a porous Tehachapi defense while cruising to a 48-15 victory Friday night at Scotland Yard.
Football is one team. There is no room for individualism. A unit of many with a common goal, to battle as one, to win as one. It’s a divine sport where all involved have an important role, from the coaches instructing, the players on field and lining sideline, the crew hydrating, to the crow…
Warrior cross-country pulled double duty this past week, hosting a non-league matchup at Brite Lake on Wednesday and competing in the Falcon Invite at Independence High School on Saturday.
Last Friday night unintentionally turned out to be an almost-perfect high school football evening. I say “almost perfect” because the results were not what I had hoped for when I set out for Taft, but come the end of the night, the results weren’t my biggest takeaway.
TAFT — The offense stalled, the defense struggled, and the lights literally went out on the Tehachapi Warriors Friday night in Taft (2-1) as Tehachapi dropped to 0-3 following a 34-12 loss to the Wildcats at Martin Memorial Stadium.
Varsity Tomahawks silenced the Thunder on the mountain in a nail-biting back-and-forth battle Saturday, Aug. 31. Tehachapi knew the challenge they were up against facing Thunder of Delano.
I had asked for a little help a few months ago. I raised the “Bat Signal,” if you will, searching for some assistance with the Tehachapi Warrior Booster Club, a nonprofit club that was recovering from a bit of a rebuilding year in 2018-19.
THS cross-country traveled to Lake Ming to compete in the Blade Invitational hosted by East High School. The Warriors competed in four divisions on the day.
In the first-ever meeting between the two programs in Tehachapi, the Bakersfield High School Drillers learned a fact well-known among other teams in Kern County: The Tehachapi Warriors don’t roll over for any opponent on the Mountain, no matter the name on the jersey or history that comes with it.
The Lady Warriors are off to an impressive start to their volleyball season, recently blistering through local competition in the South Bakersfield Tournament en route to a championship crown.
Last week my wife made a remark about one of our sons growing up to be a professional golfer. Where she got that notion is beyond me, but I had to quickly remind her that it's hard to be a pro golfer when as a child in Tehachapi, there’s nowhere nearby to play golf. Then the next day, the ne…
Tehachapi High School opened its 2019-20 cross-country season Wednesday, Aug. 21. They started with their annual Beat the Heat Scrimmage, hosted by THS at the Warriors' home course, Brite Lake.
The Wasco Tigers took advantage of several Tehachapi miscues, including five turnovers while cruising to a 45-0 win over the Warriors in the 2019 season opener.
As the Tehachapi Warriors embark on the 2019 season, preparation is underway to ensure that not only does this season end in far better fashion than last year’s 2-8 campaign, but also the team reacquires something it lost a year ago.
Tehachapi Youth Football will open its 42nd season this Saturday as the four levels of Tomahawk teams host games in Tehachapi. The action starts at 10 a.m. with the freshman team and continues every two hours with the varsity kids taking the field at 4 p.m.
I can’t pretend to have the answer for the malaise our society seems to be experiencing at this present time. Given the variety of incidents that are popping up in our news feeds, our newspapers and our TV screens, I’d be nothing more than a snake oil salesman if I claimed to have the answer…
On July 30, during our Tuesday afternoon Men’s League at Oak Tree Country Club, one particular match had Bob Bonino playing against Carl Brooks. Upon reaching the 127 yard 11th hole, Bonino stepped up to the tee box with an 8 iron and proceeded to knock it in the hole for his second career h…
The California Youth Football Act, or Assembly Bill 1, was passed through the State Legislature and signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom last week, essentially ending the debate on these pages about the validity and necessity of legislation on the matter.