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Four years ago, Alexis Namey got Dione Sheehan interested in running at Tehachapi High School, and now, Sheehan joins her in the Warriors Cross-Country Hall of Fame.

  • By COREY COSTELLOE Contributing columnist

At this point in my career, there aren't many firsts left to be had. I called my 300th CSUB men’s basketball game last week during a brief pit stop at home during a hectic November month of travel. As the month of December rolled in upon us, I managed to sneak in a first, not so much my doin…

Next time you return home to find the kids had a party while you were away, and there's a gaping hole in the living room wall and the bottom of the pool is littered with sunken cans, just be thankful.

The Tehachapi Valley Wrestling Club took just 13 of its 45 team members to its first folkstyle meet of the season Saturday, Nov. 19, at Shafter and placed second to the host Jr. Spartans.

Four members of each Tehachapi Youth Football Tomahawks team were named all-Eastern Area players for Youth Shrine Potato Bowl day Saturday, Nov. 19, in Bakersfield.

There were no victories for the Warriors, no medals — just great memories for the seniors who ran their last cross-country race for Tehachapi.

They started the season 0-4. Then, they won five in a row, and Steve Denman earned his 300th career victory. They lost fullback Chase Podratz to a broken leg, but Keyron Scott returned with a vengeance from his injury. They won their first South Yosemite League title, then ran into last year…

Kayden Gonzales of Tehachapi won the first BMX race of his young career on Friday, Nov. 11, capturing the 7-year-old novice division at Metro BMX in Bakersfield.

USC hands Washington its first loss of the season over the weekend, and I'm instantly transported back to the angst of my youth, growing up in the Pacific Northwest.

  • BY COREY COSTELLOE Contributing columnist

It’s been nearly two decades since I had a permanent address in Tehachapi to call my own. I’ve been a flat-lander on the San Joaquin Valley floor out of professional necessity. Bakersfield became a good home, a nice home for me and my family, but it was never my real home.

Brian Olson, a member of Steve Denman's 1991 team, commented on The Tehachapi News' Facebook page, giving his recollection of an incident involving coach Steve Denman in a playoff game against St. Bonaventure:

  • BY COREY COSTELLOE Contributing columnist

Catching Steve Denman’s 300th career victory on Friday night was an event for the city of Tehachapi. Fittingly, that is exactly how Coach Denman described it in his postgame comments to the media gathered around one of just eight head coaches in the state to accomplish that feat.

He's been called a coach's coach by his peers, but it was obvious that Steve Denman also has been very popular among those who played for him at Tehachapi High School.

Swat softball of Tehachapi fell one game short of claiming the championship at the Hungtington Beach Turkey Bash tournament the weekend of Oct. 29-30 after compiling a 4-1 record.

Tehachapi Youth Football's freshmen Tomahawks defeated the visiting Trojans 19-7 on Saturday, Oct. 29, in the playoffs, earning their first trip ever to the Golden Empire Youth Football league's championship game.

Maranda Maliska, the South Yosemite League singles champion from Tehachapi, made it all the way to the round of eight on Saturday, Oct. 29, at the CIF-CS Southern Area girls singles tournament.

  • By COREY COSTELLOE Contributing columnist

I had the chance to sit down and talk in-depth with new CSUB wrestling head coach Manny Rivera last week. The California native spent his college career winning national championships at Minnesota and the better part of the last decade coaching in places such as his alma mater, Virginia, and…

The Warriors girls golf team, hampered by illness and injuries all year long, completed its season with second-place finishes at the final two South Yosemite League tournaments.

It's 6:30 in the morning on a Sunday, so why am I awake? My body clock is saying: Close your eyes. My NFL clock is insisting: There's football on the tube.