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.

As their final club tournament of the year, the Oak Tree Country Club Women’s Golf Club played their Eclectic Tournament Oct. 18-19. Sixteen ladies signed up to try their best to improve their first day score, hole by hole, on the second day. Whichever of the two hole scores was the best cou…

The Warriors’ offense struggled moving the ball once again and the Tehachapi defense was overwhelmed by a powerful Ridgeview offense as the Wolf Pack cruised to a 48-0 home win over Tehachapi in South Yosemite League play.

Tomahawks finished the day with wins in every division Saturday against the Bullpups of Bakersfield. Here are the scores:

Competing in Hart Park in Bakersfield, Tehachapi High School's cross-country team ran in the Rebel Invite hosted by South High School on Saturday. Warrior cross-country had its most successful effort of the year. THS ran in three of six divisions and did not disappoint.

I’ve been asked often of late to address the proposed Measure R on the ballot to revitalize and build new parks and recreation facilities through the Tehachapi Valley Recreation & Park District. Other than the status of our football team, it’s the most talked about local sports story in …

A challenging season for the Tehachapi Warriors increased a level of difficulty Friday night as the Warriors sought out their first win in the South Yosemite League and their first road victory of the season. Those tasks included playing without starting quarterback Chris Garcia, who was ine…

With fall football weather upon us, blankets and beanies dressed the stands of Tehachapi on Saturday as the Tomahawks hosted games against the Wolverines of Bakersfield. Pink accented team colors, proudly honoring the month of October and breast cancer awareness.

Gathering at host Ridgeview High School, Tehachapi cross-country competed in the SYL meet No. 2. Four divisions were held with all six schools from the SYL there. THS held its own on the very fast 2- and 3-mile courses. Highlights from the meet were:

The position of running back has and always will define great Tehachapi football teams. Despite the changes in formations, offensive schemes and the pace of the game, championship Tehachapi teams still ran the ball with overwhelming success. Something tells me that will never change.

For the first part of Friday night’s homecoming game, the Tehachapi Warriors looked as strong as they have all season. Unfortunately, an inconsistent effort combined with a disastrous second half would be the undoing in a 56-12 loss to Bakersfield Christian.

With less than 2:30 left on the clock in the 4th quarter, the varsity Tomahawks found themselves chasing the Delano Thunder 6-12, with the ball placed on their own 3-yard line.

Tehachapi's Sydney Howard competed in the USA BMX State Series Finals the weekend of Sept. 22 at Grand Prix BMX in Lake Perris.

Tehachapi Valley Wrestling Club wrestlers have had a busy summer with dedicated wrestlers attending various clinics. The clinics allowed the kids to work with World Elite wrestlers and some of the best coaches.

Getting a break from SYL action, Warrior cross-country traveled to Wasco to compete in the open Wasco Invite. Competing in six divisions, the Warriors ended the day taking home 16 individual medals and one division championship.

With little time of possession from the Tehachapi offense, the Warrior defense was tested Friday night and couldn’t hold back a balanced Independence attack in a 27-6 loss to the Falcons in the teams’ South Yosemite League opener.

The Warriors continued their campaign for back-to-back league championships with another dominating victory on Sept. 19th at Buena Vista Golf Course to go 3-0 in league play. Once again, THS' nearest competitor was BCHS.

The South Yosemite League began meet play, gathering at Brite Lake on Sept. 19. Six schools competed in five divisions on the rugged 2- and 3-mile courses.

The Oak Tree Women’s Golf Club hosted its sixth annual Play 4 P.I.N.K. golf tournament on Sept. 14 and raised $3,748. All the proceeds from the event go to breast cancer research.

As an affiliated organization of Golden Empire Youth Football of Bakersfield, the Tehachapi Tomahawks are one of 20 teams with a standout situation all their own, different from that of their competitors. On the east end of Tehachapi, situated within Benz Visco Youth Sports & Cultural Pa…

Tehachapi cross-country had a busy week hosting a scrimmage with seven other schools at Brite Lake on Wednesday. Then on Saturday the team headed to Hart Park to compete in the Wolf Pack Invite.

The Tehachapi Warriors surrendered a pair of touchdowns in the first quarter and struggled moving the football offensively as they lost their preseason finale 35-7 Friday night to the Garces Rams at Sam Tobias Field.