You can’t seem to count on the weather to coincide with the turning of the seasons these days. Call it climate change, global warming or just a shift in weather patterns. For me, I rely on the calendar to tell me when it’s basketball season, and while the month of November is reserved for tu…

The Golden Valley league outcome for the Gryphons 2002 Girls team was decided Saturday with a 2-1 win against the New Image Premier 2002 Girls team. This win was the Gryphons 2002 Girls team's eighth win in a row. The Gryphons 2002 Girls team had 38 goals this season and only allowed 13 goal…

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After spending much of our week in the dark, I’m figuring about this time it’s my job to put this whole thing in perspective, or at the very least, remind people that power failures have a place in sports, too.

Leave it all on the field. If you’ve ever played football, you’ve undoubtedly heard a coach say this time and time again. But what exactly does it mean? For some it may simply mean giving your all physically until the final whistle. Others may tell you that it is more about the amount of heart you put into every play, and the moments in between the whistles.

Mountain volleyball’s season came to a close this past week in the CIF Central Section Division II playoffs against Frontier, with the Lady Warriors falling in the match, 3-1.

Traveling weekend after weekend to various cities and sometimes twice a weekend can really take a toll on life after soccer and on the players' body and mentality. The Gryphons team completed their eighth week of soccer this weekend with some wins and some losses.

Standout Tehachapi High School tennis player Catrina Hibbard recently finished a successful run in the South Yosemite League individual singles championship, taking third place overall among a field that featured some of the top players in the Central Section.

Motorsports has played a major role in my life. It was one of the first sports I covered professionally out of college, eventually landing my first radio show at Mesa Marin Raceway in Bakersfield and a track announcer gig to go along with it. I’ve spent many Saturday nights with the smell of…

The Jacobsen Middle School 6th-7th grade volleyball team just completed an outstanding season with a deep run in the Bear Mountain League Volleyball Tournament. The Bulldogs, who posted a 6-3 record during the regular season, went on a tear Saturday, defeating highly-seeded and previously un…

On Friday, Oct. 2, Tehachapi cross-country competed in the largest high school cross-country meet in the United States. Traveling to Mt. Sac J.C. located in Walnut, Calif., the Warriors joined more than 500 other high schools to tackle the rugged 2.93-mile course. Running in groups of 100 to…

For the second consecutive season the well-intended memories of Senior Night resulted in a forgettable performance on the field as the Tehachapi Warriors struggled with the athleticism of the Ridgeview Wolf Pack in a 52-6 loss in the final home game of 2019.

Did you feel it, Tehachapi? Maybe you heard it howling through the quiet of the night? Saturday, Oct. 19, at approximately 8:35 p.m., if you were feeling the earth shake or your ears sensed unfamiliar vibrations, what you experienced was the radiating effects from the deafening roar of voice…

Saturday and Sunday mornings for the last seven weeks at my home, like many soccer families, are busy with early wake-ups, breakfast on the run, organizing equipment and traveling to another city for morning soccer. 

Ten racers from Tehachapi's growing BMX scene took the long drive to Bellflower BMX to compete in the USA BMX California State Championships on Sept. 21. 

Volleyball recorded a pair of South Yosemite League victories this past week, securing a 23-25, 25-12, 25-15, 25-18 win over Independence and a 25-15, 25-14, 25-22 victory over Golden Valley.

The Oak Tree Country Club Women’s Golf Club held its Club Championship Tournament on Oct. 10, 11 and 18 with a new champion emerging from the difficult 3-day competition. Meg Prior was crowned the 2019 Club Champion after shooting a total gross score of 272.

After an 11-day layoff, Tehachapi High cross-country returned to the trails. THS traveled to Golden Valley High School to compete in the third and final SYL meet until league finals in early November.

Jacob Tye threw three touchdown passes and ran for a fourth as the Tehachapi Warriors played their most complete offensive game of the season in front of a robust homecoming crowd Friday night in a 28-6 win over Golden Valley (1-7, 1-2 SYL).

Saturday, Oct. 12 freshmen Tomahawks faced a tough cross conference opponent, the Ravens of Bakersfield. The first half was a back-and-forth contest; unfortunately the second half fell to several offensive mistakes that led to the Ravens victory. No. 23 David Sipes scored two touchdowns and …

Power outages in the Tehachapi area and fires south of Tehachapi didn't stop the Gryphons teams from competition in many other cities around Southern California. In speaking with Jenn Michael, of the Tehachapi Youth Football, she remarked, “It is so awesome to see so many local youth traveli…

It’s Homecoming week at Tehachapi High School and if you’re gauging the importance of homecoming on the results of the football season thus far, you’re probably lamenting this annual tradition. I get it, I understand. It’s been another tough season on the gridiron, something those of us in T…

A week after their closest loss of the season at Independence, the Tehachapi Warriors suffered their most lopsided defeat Friday night, 64-0, at Bakersfield Christian as the Eagles scored three times on special teams to keep the Warriors (0-7, 0-2 SYL) winless in their 2019 campaign.

The Lady Warriors concluded the first half of South Yosemite League play with a convincing 25-15, 25-18, 25-15 set sweep over Bakersfield's West High last Tuesday.

The Tehachapi High School Lady Warriors golf team got a much-needed home match in Bear Valley Springs at Oak Tree Country Club. On a cool day, the Lady Warriors were most familiar with their home course and cool mountain weather, and it showed in their scores.

Representing mountain football in a clean sweep for the day, the Tomahawks dominated the field with four games for four wins Saturday, Oct. 5 on the field of Tehachapi.

Mountain volleyball recently recorded a pair of victories in the South Yosemite League, taking down Golden Valley (25-12, 25-17, 25-10) and Ridgeview (25-18, 25-11, 25-15).

It didn’t take long for word to spread last week about a very serious medical emergency that occurred during the Tehachapi Valley Recreation & Park District men’s league championship softball game. I won’t go into details because I wasn’t there and eyewitness accounts tend to differ, but…

In arguably their most complete football game of the season, the Tehachapi Warriors came up one play short of their first win in 2019 as the Independence Falcons scored on a 35-yard touchdown pass with no time remaining and kicked the ensuing point after to defeat the Warriors 23-22 in Baker…

It was another weekend of competitive soccer for many of the Gryphons teams. The Gryphons Girls 05 team and the Gryphons Boys 04 team both had games on Saturday and Sunday.

Can you feel it in the air? The brisk temperatures as you arrive to the field in the morning, the cool breeze throughout the afternoon that sends you to the car looking for a sweatshirt. It’s the feeling of fall football! If our Tehachapi Tomahawks continue to dominate in the remaining three…

The Tehachapi High School Lady Warriors golf team traveled to Kern River golf course for a South Yosemite league golf match on Aug. 29. The temperature in Bakersfield was at around 100 degrees and the Lady Warriors walked the course, with play starting at noon.

I came across a social media post from a former international student athlete I worked with during my career as a broadcaster at Cal State Bakersfield. Aly Ahmed, a key member of the 2016 NCAA Tournament team, posted a few photos of his lovely family back home in his native Egypt where he is…

The Gryphons Girls 02 team played their third game of the season against an undefeated New Image-Premier 02 team from Bakersfield. The Gryphons girls 02 team came out on the opening kick off with high expectations to win and the New Image-Premier 02 team appeared to think that the game was a…

It starts with ambition to make the decision to play football. Courage to strap up in pads and helmets. Bravery to face the opponent in man-to-man battle. This all derived from young athletes with a minimum of seven years' life experience. In game five of the nine-game season, freshmen Tomah…

Warrior cross-country pulled double duty on the week, first hosting the SYL League opener at Brite Lake on Wednesday, Sept. 18, and then following up on Saturday, Sept. 24, traveling to Hart Park to compete in the Wolfpack Invitational.

I spent a few minutes in the Tehachapi Heritage League Museum last week. I think I am going to make this a regular pit stop as I always find a new story of old to tell about our Tehachapi Warriors.