It is said that “trap shooting is an easy sport to learn but difficult to master.” Lifelong Tehachapi resident Megan Stout must not have heard that old saying. With less than two years of experience in shotgun sports, Stout, 22, came home with honors after the 106th California Golden State T…

So, they tell me I’m riding a bull on the 4th of July. By "they" I’m referring to the Tehachapi Mountain Rodeo Association, which came up with an idea to have a “local celebrity” attempt to ride the first bull of their annual Bad Bulls event on Independence Day. I’m thinking the pool of cele…

I didn’t want to write this column. As a matter of fact, I flat-out struggled with it. But for someone who enjoys writing about some of the great, memorable and downright motivational moments in sports in this community, sometimes tragedy must enter my reality. When we lose a Warrior, one of…

For more than 40 years, the California Junior High School Rodeo has provided a place for youth to flourish and grow, with the priority of promoting western heritage and investing in the future of young rodeo athletes. California is the home to nine districts where 600 members of CHSRA compet…

All eight members of Perfect 10 Gymnastics’ Girls Team competed in their final meet of the season, the USAIGC West Coast Championship, which took place at the Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort and Spa in Rancho Mirage from May 31 to June 2. The week following the competition, the girls showed…

As the school year ends, I can’t help but remember some of the best summers of my life that I spent in Chicago. Not literally, of course, but as a youngster around the advent of cable television in these parts, being able to watch WGN-TV out of Chicago. Namely, the Chicago Cubs were a mainst…

The Tehachapi High School Swim Team had a great season this year. The varsity girls team tied for first place and the varsity boys placed second in the South Yosemite League.

I can’t help but be reminded this time of year about my own involvement with the NCAA Baseball Tournament. It’s one of the most entertaining of all college sports championships given its double-elimination nature and the regional, super-regional and College World Series format. It gives ever…

The fifth annual BVS Baseball Camp will be held from Monday, July 2 through Thursday, July 25. Camp will run from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each day.

During the weekend of May 4-5, all eight members of the Perfect 10 Gymnastics’ Girls Team competed at the A Hero at Heart Invitational. The competition was hosted by Sokol Diamond Elite Gymnastics in Chino.

Tehachapi Valley Wrestling Club completed its local season with Kern County Wrestling Association Freestyle and Greco-Roman Championships on May 18 at Arvin High School.

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.

Tehachapi Valley Wrestling Club competed in the KCWA - CSUB Roadrunner Bash held May 4 at East Bakersfield High School.

Tehachapi High School’s JV softball team went undefeated with a 12-0 league record. The Lady Braves faced Independence, West, Golden Valley and Ridgeview.

The Tehachapi Warriors softball season finally came to an end Tuesday, May 7, in a CIF playoff game against 5th-seeded Mission Oak, in Tulare.

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.

Five athletes on the Tehachapi High School track team qualified for the CIF Area Finals held Wednesday, May 8, at Bakersfield High School.

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.

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.

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…

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.

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…