Autumn Cote said she had no expectations when she arrived in St. Petersburg, Russia, earlier this month to compete in the Women's Armlifting World Championships. However, she had one goal.
More than 2,500 people poured into the gates at Lehigh Cement this weekend as Tehachapi proudly hosted its first California State Championship for mountain bike racing.
After admittedly scaling back a bit last year to reorganize, the Tehachapi Warrior Boosters are trying to ramp up fundraising this summer to make sure our teams at Tehachapi High School have what they need in 2019-20. Call this the proverbial Bat-signal, if you will. I’m putting this one out…
So Cal Cycling League volunteers and officials on Saturday were setting up Sunday's event with alleyway barriers and signage. They corrected any safety hazards, and generally laid out the groundwork for Sunday's day long races.
As many of us took time to celebrate the matriarchs in our families last week, there certainly should be plenty of credit given to the impact these women have on the sports that many of us enjoy to this day.
Sam Morelos, a Level 9 team member at Perfect 10 Gymnastics, was presented with the USA Gymnastics Academic All-American Recognition Award at the 2019 Men’s Region 1 Gymnastics Championship.
The Tehachapi mountain bike team set up camp in Keyesville for their fourth race of the season the weekend of April 27-28. Thirty Tehachapi riders ranging from middle school to varsity level went head-to-head against 840 other competitors and brought back a fifth-place and a fourth-place med…
The Tehachapi Warrior softball team honored its graduating seniors last week with a pregame ceremony Thursday at Warrior Field. There was no shortage of flowers, balloons and banners, as teammates, parents and fans all recognized the final regular season game for five Tehachapi seniors.
The beauty of time, and the calendar for that matter, is that it moves on. It puts history in the past and creates the foundation for something new. A renewal on an annual basis, the ability to not look back and dwell on shortcomings is a characteristic of champions.
All eight of Perfect 10’s Girls Team members competed at the 2019 Angelfire Invitational on Sunday, April 14. The meet was held at Gymnastics Olympica in Van Nuys.
Tehachapi Valley Wrestling Club had 17 wrestlers compete at the Kern County Wrestling Association's Coyote Classic in Shafter on April 27. With more than 400 wrestlers from throughout California and Nevada hitting the mats, TVWC had multiple winners and placers.
The 2019 Men’s Region 1 Gymnastics Championship, held April 3-7 at the Long Beach Convention Center, brought the Perfect 10 Gymnastics Boys Team’s 2018-2019 Competitive Season to a close.
Five of Tehachapi's best traveled to Dinuba High School to compete in the prestigious 10th Annual Dinuba Invitational on Friday. With three boys and two girls, both teams represented THS well as they both finished 11th out of 21 teams in scoring.
The boys and girls track and field squads gathered on Wednesday, April 24, at Independence High School for the South Yosemite Frosh/Soph League Championships.
Three wrestlers represented Tehachapi Valley Wrestling Club at the California USA Wrestling Kids Greco State Championship, held at Selland Arena April 13.
From time to time, as was the case last week, I’ll get an opportunity to get back on the radio as a fill-in host. Usually it’s for Greg Kerr, who hosts a sports talk show in Bakersfield. Given my history with that station and the format, I’m happy to do it should it fit into my schedule.
In January I wrote about Assembly Bill 1 being proposed in the California State Assembly, another push to regulate tackle football at the youth level. This coming on the heels of last year’s Safe Youth Football Act, which was an attempt to ban tackle football to any kids under 12 years of ag…
Tehachapi Mountain Roller Hockey will host evaluations for the upcoming roller hockey season on Saturday and Sunday, May 4 and 5. Tryouts will be held at 126 S. Snyder Ave.
The 2019 So Cal Level 5-10 and JD Division 1 State Gymnastics Championship was held March 15-17 at Crossroads Gym in Santa Monica. In attendance were 11 of Perfect 10’s Competitive Boys Team members. At this competition, all 11 gymnasts had the opportunity to qualify to the 2019 Men’s Region…
Warrior softball continued their winning ways last week, taking 3 of 4 games in a jam-packed schedule, starting Monday with a game at home against league rival Golden Valley. It took a while for the offense to get going, as the Warriors held on to a slim 2-0 lead into the bottom of the fifth.
Not sure if he coined the phrase, but college hoops broadcaster Dick Vitale certainly has made "diaper dandy" synonymous with himself by selecting an honorary team each season of the best freshmen players in college basketball. It’s one of the biggest honors for the best young players in the game.
Former Tehachapi High School softball standout Erin Askins has been named Rookie of the Week of the Liberty League for her contributions to the 19th-ranked Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute softball team. RPI is located in Troy, N.Y., near the capitol city of Albany, and competes in the NCAA …
Liberty High School hosted the prestigious Patriot Games on Thursday, April 11. It is an elite meet in the area where athletes have to qualify to participate. Even with a tough season for Tehachapi High for training with the inclement weather, the Warriors still managed to have 33 individual…
Tehachapi Valley Wrestling Club has been busy with local Bakersfield mat action. TVWC competed March 30 at the KCWA Rebel Rumble hosted at South High School with 13 wrestlers bringing home medals.
The Jacobsen Middle School track and field season is off to another great start. The team participated in the Ridgecrest Junior Olympic Track Meet on March 30.
When it comes to policy, not much good normally comes out of the Bay Area; those of us who have lived in this state long enough understand that. However, I’m never one for shorting credit where credit it due, and for the first time in recent memory, the Bay Area might be on to something.
The Tehachapi Valley Recreation & Park District has come together with the Warrior Booster Club to put on the Warrior Challenge, sponsored by Aspen Builders Inc. The race will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 18 at Philip Marx Central Park.
The drought may be over for California, but all the rain and snow this winter and spring has caused a drought of a different sort for Warrior softball. After having their first home game delayed by three and a half weeks, one tournament delayed, another canceled outright, and several home ga…
The Tehachapi High School Lady Warriors varsity basketball team held their team awards banquet last week as they honored a historic season which included the school’s first South Yosemite League championship and first-ever win in the CIF state playoffs.
Chalk this one up to social media once again getting it wrong, or at least blowing it completely out of proportion. Long before the ability to record every waking moment for later playback, review and outrage, we lived much simpler and rational lives. Sometimes I wish it were still that way.
Tehachapi Valley Wrestling Club had 12 wrestlers compete in Freestyle at the KCWA Foothill Jr. Tournament March 23 hosted by Foothill Jr. Wrestling Club.
Tehachapi Valley Recreation & Park District reported a successful season by wrapping up its youth basketball season March 16 with division championships.
Tehachapi mountain bike team had its second race of the season March 16 and 17. There were 990 Southern California riders registered. Our team brought home one fourth-place medal and one fifth-place medal and once again many top finishers. Heritage Oak School received a second-place award fo…
Last week I watched one of my alma maters and former broadcast gigs make history. My college team, Point Loma Nazarene University, clinched the NCAA Division II West Regional Men’s Basketball Championship and punched their ticket to the Division II Elite Eight in Evansville, Ind. In the Divi…
Tehachapi Valley Wrestling Club sent six wrestlers to the California USA Wrestling Folkstyle State Tournament held in Fresno on March 9 and 10.
I’m not about to join the $500 billion lawsuit filed by a parent who felt her child was denied access to college as a result of the admittance of fake athletes scandal uncovered last week by the FBI. This included several high-profile universities, among them and the closest to us, Universit…