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J.J. Johnson and Chris Garcia each scored in double figures, helping the Tehachapi junior varsity Braves beat West 46-28 on Wednesday, Feb. 15, clinching second place in the South Yosemite League.

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The Tehachapi Valley Wrestling Club took its biggest team yet to the Central Valley Wrestling Association Southern Section Valley competition held in Porterville on Saturday, Feb. 11.

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Tehachapi's frosh-soph girls basketball team captured the South Yosemite League championship this season, losing just one league game and capping its season with four straight victories.

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Tehachapi's freshman Indians got a little tough love from the right place, and coach Moe Cramer said he thought it might have been just what they needed against Ridgeview.

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Caleb Lindsey won a silver medal as four Warriors wrestled for medals at the South Yosemite League finals on Thursday, Feb. 9, at East Bakersfield High School.

  • By COREY COSTELLOE Contributing columnist

For the first time in our men’s basketball history in the Western Athletic Conference, the Roadrunners control their own destiny. After putting together five straight wins, the ‘Runners sit alone in first place in the standings with five games remaining until the WAC Tournament in Las Vegas.

The Tehachapi Valley Wrestling Club, led by Roland Pina, won the K-2 division as local wrestlers won medals in all three divisions at the John Muir Invitational on Saturday, Feb. 4, at Corcoran.

The Tehachapi junior varsity Braves were held scoreless over the final two minutes as Ridgeview rallied for a 43-40 South Yosemite League basketball victory on Friday, Feb. 10.

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Ridgeview was ranked 216th in the nation, 35th in the state and No. 1 in Division II of the CIF Central Section — yet, the Warriors made the Wolf Pack look vulnerable on senior night in Tehachapi.

Who all loves AARP, collects Social Security and is a big fan of Lady Gaga? A show of hands out there. OK, I always seem to find myself in the minority, no matter where I go.

  • By COREY COSTELLOE Contributing columnist

The Super Bowl is in the books. For most fans, it is the annual end-all be-all of sports. I don’t disagree; the NFL, for its many flaws, has managed to make its championship game nothing shy of a national holiday. Too bad Commissioner Roger Goodell doesn’t have a great relationship with Pres…

Tehachapi's junior varsity Braves pulled out one victory in their three games last week, beating Independence 73-70 in overtime behind Chris Garcia's 19 points.

They might have grudgingly given up some ground, but the Warriors girls are holding onto second for dear life in the South Yosemite League soccer standings.

Two weeks earlier, East Bakersfield had given the Warriors their first league victory of the season. Now, it was Tehachapi's turn to return the favor.

  • By COREY COSTELLOE Contributing columnist

It’s been an eventful couple of weeks, hence, my absence last week. I was still trying to get a grip on this whole fatherhood thing. Good news is, Silas Wayne Costelloe was born on Jan. 17 at 8:14 p.m. and is healthy. Thanks to all for the well-wishes we’ve received since his arrival. He’s a…

Caleb Lindsey grabbed a first-place medal at 162 pounds at the Rebel Rumble wrestling tournament at South High School on Saturday, Jan. 28.

The Knights of Columbus local Council 7821 sponsored a basketball free throw contest for boys and girls aged 9-14 at the Tehachapi High School gym on Saturday, Jan. 28.

Kayden Gonzales, Julian Cardenas and Jairdan Medina earned runner-up finishes for the Tehachapi Valley Wrestling Club at the Junior Drillers Rumble for the Rig on Sunday, Jan. 22, at Bakersfield High School.

The Tehachapi junior varsity Braves used a balanced scoring attack and tough defense to defeat West Bakersfield 53-27 in a South Yosemite League game Friday night, Jan. 27.

Ivan Madueno, Stephen Meek and Bryce Rodriguez of the Tehachapi Valley Wrestling Club won their divisions at the 3G Wrestling Tournament in LaVerne on Sunday, Jan. 15.

The Tehachapi boys junior varsity Braves went to 2-0 in the South Yosemite League with a 57-46 victory over East Bakersfield on Wednesday, Jan. 18.

There's a youth movement going on that bodes well for the future of Warriors girls basketball, but it's the “Now” that has these girls really excited.

Tehachapi's freshman Indians stretched their winning streak to seven in a row last week, finally beating nemesis Independence.

When it comes to soccer, the Warriors boys seem to be a second-half team.

Michael Murillo of the Tehachapi Valley Wrestling Club won the championship in the 108-pound, 10-and-under division at the seventh annual Cal Republic Invitational in Norwalk on Sunday, Jan. 8.

Adam Lamonaco hit a pair of 3-pointers in the final three minutes, and the Tehachapi junior varsity Braves streaked to a 60-39 victory over Independence in a South Yosemite League game on Friday, Jan 13.