There’s some debate as to who actually first used the term “defense wins championships.” Of course, ask any “expert” on our pal the internet and you’ll receive a variety of “expert” opinions. This famous quote was actually a two-parter, which some associate with the legendary Bear Bryant of …

Tehachapi Valley Wrestling Club wrestler Michael Murillio competed in the USA Folkstyle Showcase Tournament Jan. 5 in Anaheim.

With South Yosemite League play opening for the boys and girls Warriors basketball teams this week, the season starts to count with new impact, the games more important than ever.

On Dec. 21, Five EMB Martial Arts students received their Black Belts in the style of “Eclectic Mind and Body,” which is a martial art that combines techniques from several traditional martial arts styles and rolls them into one solid self-defense system.

The good news is 2019 has arrived and we’ve finally put 2018 to rest. Not sure if it’s just me but, as far as the sports world is concerned, I’m happy to hang a fresh calendar on my wall, or for a more-current reference, I’m happy to see a new year in my calendar app.

Tehachapi Valley Wrestling Club took a small group to one of Central Valley Youth Wrestling Association's toughest tournaments, the California Republic. TVWC traveled to Corcoran both Dec 15 and 16 to challenge their wrestlers.

The final stretch of games before the holiday break saw both the Warriors and Lady Warriors squads drop their South Yosemite League openers last week before embarking on an action-packed slate of non-league and tournament games.

As I watched SpaceShipTwo ascend into history from my office window in Tehachapi last week, I couldn’t help but get excited about space travel once again. I’ve always been geeked out about the concept, maybe because I grew up in the NASA shuttle program-era and every launch and landing was a…

The Ladies Golf Club held its Annual Awards Luncheon at the OTCC on Saturday, Dec. 1. Awards and yearly winnings were presented to many of the 39 ladies in attendance.

For the Lady Warriors, their lone game of the week against the Highland Scots was a chance to continue the strong start to the season and assure their control over the home court. After a 10-0 run to start the game, neither was in doubt last Monday night.

When it comes to being a fan, pardon me for not being one of the replica-jersey-wearing superfans who hang on every move said player’s name on my back is making. It’s never really been my thing and as I get older, I’m happy it never was.

The Lady Warriors clearly listened to their coaches since their opening pre-season match last week. They were aggressive and composed in their home opener on Friday, Dec. 6, posting a 4-1 win over desert rivals Burroughs High School.

The Lady Warriors varsity soccer team unveiled this year’s team on the road against the Roadrunners of Rosamond High School in a pre-season matchup on Tuesday, Nov. 27 with a tough 4-0 loss.

The Lady Warriors opened their season by steamrolling Kennedy High School last week 51-29. Then the momentum continued as Tehachapi won their home opener two nights later against Centennial before finishing second at the Scots-Golden Hawks Winter Warmup Tournament Championship in a 5-1 week.

The junior varsity Braves basketball team went 3-2 last week with a 60-42 win over Kennedy in their home opener Tuesday night.

I’m happy to report that both Tehachapi varsity basketball teams managed to live up to some of the hype I was throwing their way last week as the season opened. Believe me, I usually have the opposite effect on these sorts of things, so when the Warriors went 2-2 on the week and the Lady War…

Tehachapi Valley Wrestling Club started its season Nov. 6 with an impressive number of Tehachapi area youth wrestlers. There are 26 boys and girls for the kindergarten to first grade group, 25 boys and girls in the 2-5 grade group and 10 middle school competitors.

Tehachapi High cross-country brought its season to a close Saturday as the Warriors traveled to Woodward Park in Fresno to compete in the Division IV Central Section finals. Taking only the varsity 7 for both boys and girls teams, THS represented Tehachapi and its school with valiant effort …

Tehachapi boy’s and girl’s varsity basketball hit the court for a pair of scrimmages last week with both the Warriors and Lady Warriors off to promising starts.

I’ve always accepted the fact that sports and politics carry on hand in hand. Some of the most successful political leaders shared an athletic background. The great Vince Lombardi once said “running a football team is no different from running any other organization — an army, a political pa…

When new head boy’s basketball coach Moe Cramer set out to build his first team with the Warriors, he brought an important piece with him from his freshmen team a year ago. He’s a critical player to the Warriors this season, a key factor in “the perfect storm,” as Cramer describes his first …

Gathering at Hart Park in Bakersfield, Warrior cross-country returned from last week's county championships to compete in the SYL finals on Thursday, Nov. 8 to run on the same 2- and 3-mile course. The Warriors ended up taking home nine individual medals on the day.

Eager and anxious young athletes work out the kinks of the off season in May during spring drills. While other classmates plan down time in June, they dedicate their summer nights to training and preparation. In July hard work is rewarded with what some would call battle gear, equipment worn…

After an 18-day break, Tehachapi High School cross-country returned to the pavement, dirt trails and turf to compete in the Kern County Championships on Saturday. THS gathered with 25 other schools at Hart Park in Bakersfield for a final tune-up before SYL finals and CIF Central Section Vall…

When recapping the Tehachapi High School football season last week, I made mention of two teams that shared tough seasons like the 2018 squad. One of them was the 1941 Warriors, who posted a 0-8 mark; until 2018, it was the last time Tehachapi had lost eight contests in a season.

Young athletes wait for it. They look forward to their opportunity to take part in its experience. It’s the thrill of taking to the field under the glow of the lights. Surrounded by dark, it’s as if nothing else matters but what the light touches. As the sun dropped on the fields of the Toma…

Hayden Palmer’s final carry on 4th down with the Warriors trailing by 13 came up a yard short, capping off a wild drive but representing the Warriors’ season in 2018 — lots of effort, but not the results they sought.

The THS Lady Warriors closed out their League Championship season at Lemoore GC (previously incorrectly identified as Visalia) on Oct. 22 during the CIF Central Championship Tournament.

As the charming voices of 6-year-old Sierra Scott and sister 5-year-old Summer filled the hearts of sports fans singing our nation's anthem Saturday at the fields of the Tomahawks, Tehachapi celebrated lives, concluded seasons and battled for contention for post-season games.

Warrior cross-country closed out the first half of SYL matches on Oct. 17 running at Independence High School on the 2-mile and 3.1-mile courses. Highlights for the meet were as follows.

The Tehachapi High School JV tennis team ended its season this year with the South Yosemite League Tournament held at Golden Valley High School in Bakersfield, on Monday, Oct. 15.