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.
Tehachapi High's Cross Country competed in two of the more prestigious events in Kern County. On Thursday, April 19, and Friday, April 20, the Warriors track and field team competed at the Frontier Titan Frosh/Soph Top 16 and Friday saw the varsity compete in the highly regarded Patriot Games.
Described as one of the most difficult courses of the year, the Keyesville mountains “gave it” but the Tehachapi mountain bike team gave it back and returned home with six medals, 10 top-10 finishers and dozens of front-of-the-pack leaders.
There are certain things that make technology great. As a sports fan, I can watch my beloved Oakland Athletics on my smart phone from hundreds or thousands of miles away.
Friday the 13th didn't phase the THS track and field team as they traveled to Taft to compete in the third annual Leon Patterson Invite with 14 other schools. Tehachapi held their own and then some as the varsity girls were 5th and the Frosh/Soph boys and varsity boys were both 4th overall.
The THS Warriors softball team had a busy week, playing three games in a five-day span against league rival and reigning D3 Central Section champs Independence.
The Water Warriors owned the Dye Natatorium pool this past week over East Bakersfield, with the varsity boys (113-47), varsity girls (132-38), junior varsity boys (89-42) and junior varsity girls (139-16) all recording runaway victories.
When we finally shake the rain for good and can enjoy a proper baseball season locally, there will be a new twist this summer in the Tehachapi Mountains: professional baseball.
It’s April, which means it must be too early to start talking about Warrior Football right? Nonsense, I’d say April is the exact start of the ‘talking about football season,’ especially since the 2018 schedule was released last week. We’re less than five months away from kickoff, time to get…
Tehachapi Valley Wrestling Club sent six wrestlers to the 2018 Calif. Kids Folkstyle Championships on March 17 and 18 in Fresno. Earning his way to a third-place finish and getting his California Bear Trophy was Novice age group 117 pounder Michael Murillo.
The Warrior Track and Field team traveled to Delano on Friday, March 23, and competed with 18 schools in the Kennedy Invitational. Gathering at the beautiful R.F.K. stadium with its all-weather track, THS geared up for some heavy competition.
All 18 members of the Perfect 10 Gymnastics Competitive Boys Team competed at the SCMGA North Conference Championships. The competition took place at Gymnastics Olympica in Van Nuys on Feb. 24 and 25.
Nineteen martial arts students from EMB Martial Arts competed in Kumite (sparring) and Kata (forms) divisions at the 7th Annual Golden Empire Karate Championships held in Bakersfield on March 10.
The Lady Warriors varsity softball team competed against the East High Blades on Monday, March 19. The Warriors started off in the first inning against the Blades with a 2-0 lead. The Blades fought back into the second inning with a strong defense against the Warriors.
Mountain Track and Field competed in their second South Yosemite League mini-meet of the season, competing in four divisions at the varsity and frosh-soph level at Independence High in Bakersfield.
I spoke before about my recent foray in the coaching world. After nearly 20 years of spending every college basketball season traveling with a team, I felt I needed something to fill the hoops void.
Tehachapi Valley Wrestling Club has begun its freestyle wrestling season with the Kern County Wrestling Association, competing in the KCWA Eastern Sabers Tournament on March 10 at East Bakersfield High School.
The Kern County Knights Junior Varsity ice hockey team faced the Santa Barbara Royals Junior Varsity team at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on March 17, and walked away with a championship win.
Cory Lange, a 2012 Tehachapi High graduate and player for Cal Baptist in Riverside, is set to play in the NCAA Men's D-II Basketball Tournament in Sioux Falls, S.D., as part of the Elite 8.
The second race of the season for the Tehachapi Warriors mountain bike team was March 10 and 11. The race was held at Vail Lake and our riders once again made Tehachapi known as they held eight top 10 positions and earned four spots on the podium.
The Tehachapi boys high school golf team traveled to Lemoore to play in a golf invitational on Feb. 26, and came away finishing in fourth overall.
Thanks to wall-to-wall television coverage and constant reminders from Facebook “Memories,” I continue to reminisce about March Madness and my own fortunate direct involvement in what makes this month stand out.
A Hall of Fame coach I used to work with once had the best line ever when it came to dealing with today’s young people. At the time he had been coaching for about 30 years, meaning he had seen generational shifts between the kids from when he first started coaching to those he was dealing wi…
Six athletic swimmers from Bear Valley Grizzlies qualified for the 2018 Central California Swimming Junior Olympics Swimming Championships in Clovis on Feb. 16 to 19.
Local BMX racer Alex Howard recently moved up to the Expert Division of the 9-year-old age group. He won his 12th race at Bakersfield Metro race track on March 2.
The Tehachapi Warriors mountain bike team brought home three medals and held seven top 10 positions during their first SoCal race of the season.
I came across a copy of an old newspaper at work the other day. Not just any newspaper, but a copy of the Tehachapi Tomahawk, one of the publications that preceded this newspaper. It was dated July 31, 1909, just mere days before the city of Tehachapi was incorporated and officially established.
The four-time reining South Yosemite League champion Tehachapi High Swim team recently opened up the season with a pre-season meet against Bakersfield Christian, winning three of four divisions competed.
Frost blows from Coach Darrin Mason's breath as he leads a pack of young mountain bike riders up a steep and windy trail along the Tehachapi Mountains. It’s winter and for most of us this is a time for warm conversations around a fire, holiday shopping and plenty of overeating, but for 25 Te…