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The Braves lost to East, 28-8, in their game Friday evening.

  • By JENN MICHAEL Contributing writer
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With all the gloom and controversy centered on football and the NFL, the Tehachapi Tomahawks rise up and set forth a positive example to what is important to our athletes and organization: God, country and football. The respect, pride, dignity and unity bleed out of our athletes who hold tru…

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Tehachapi Warrior cross country met Foothilll High School on the Trojans' home course in a non-league dual meet on Oct. 11. Although the Warriors ran the 2- and 3-mile course well, they came up against a strong Foothill squad that swept the Warriors convincingly in all four divisions. A scor…

  • By COREY COSTELLOE Contributing columnist

I understand that many are feeling jaded about the sports offerings of today, and are tired of national anthem protests, political strife and underperforming national teams. For those I offer the potential cure to your sports malaise: pro rodeo.

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Sitting high in the aluminum bleachers, you could feel the excitement through your feet and the electricity in the air as the Tomahawk family cheered on the first win for the junior varsity Tomahawks Saturday, Sept. 30 against the Highland Knights.

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After a two-week break, Warrior cross-country was back on the run, traveling to Ridgeview High School to compete in the SYL Mini Meet #2. THS ran in the 5 divisions held on a 2-mile and 3-mile course.

  • By COREY COSTELLOE Contributing columnist

When Toby Keith’s “I Ain’t as Good as I Once Was” blared on the stadium speakers just before kickoff a few Sundays ago, I couldn’t help but think how fitting the selection was. For the first time in nearly two decades, I was in front of a crowd playing a sport, albeit flag football and albei…

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The Warriors were able to give Independence all they could handle last Friday night, nearly recording the win if it were not for a go-ahead touchdown with less than a minute to play in the game.

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The Indians were able to find their rhythm on offense last Thursday afternoon, but two special teams scores proved to be the difference in a 28-14 loss to Independence.

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The Braves played inspiring defense through two quarters before Independence found its footing in the second half, taking down Tehachapi 33-0 in the SYL opener for both teams.

  • By LISA FITCH Contributing writer

On the weekend of Sept. 9 and 10, the T.M.R.H. Falcons traveled to Santa Maria to face off against teams from Burbank, Calabasas, and the host team from San Luis Obispo.

  • By DENNIS COSTA Contributing writer

The Tehachapi High School girls golf team traveled to North Kern golf course Sept. 28 for a league match against the five other schools in the South Yosemite League.

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Despite the fact that they were shorthanded by two players, the Lady Warriors were able to rally for a 7-2 victory last Thursday against East-Bakersfield.

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Mountain Football had a promising start to the game in the first quarter with a 55-yard drive that netted four first downs, but after a turnover deep in the North red zone that thwarted a scoring chance, that would be as close as the Warriors would get to scoring in a 13-0 loss to the Stars.

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The Braves had an eight-point lead midway through the third quarter, but North was able to log in two unanswered touchdowns late in the second half to defeat the Braves 18-14 last Friday afternoon.

  • By CHAD COLE Contributing writer

The Tehachapi High volleyball team entered league play this past week after taking first place at the Ridgeview Invitational. This is the Warriors’ second championship this season; they also won the Highland Invitational earlier this month.

  • By CURTIS NELSON Contributing writer

Local BMX riders Nate Howard and his daughter, Sydney, and son, Alex, have found a great family sport they all enjoy together. The Howards have been racing Bicycle Moto Cross (BMX) for about four years, investing time and money to improve their skills.

  • By PATTY KREUTZ Contributing writer

The junior varsity girls tennis team attended The Burrell Open Tennis Tournament at Bakersfield High School on Sept. 22 and 23.

  • By COREY COSTELLOE Contributing columnist

It’s been a dirty week for NCAA recruiting, but despite the stories to the contrary, there’s a legitimate recruiting process that takes place more often than not. If you’re a parent of a college-bound student-athlete, then you’re probably learning there’s a lot of work to be done. Maybe I can help.

  • By CURTIS NELSON Contributing writer

Kayden Gonzales, an 8-year-old Novice, Tehachapi BMX racer, competed in his first national race at the Fall Nationals Sept. 15-17 in Bakersfield.

  • By JENN MICHAEL Contributing writer

The success of a program doesn’t just happen by the ones who run it, the volunteers who work it, or the athletes who participate in it. The Tomahawks would like you to meet the team behind the scenes for the 2017 season that made many things possible.

  • By COREY COSTELLOE Contributing columnist

When it comes to local sports, it’s not just the school-sponsored teams representing our community. There’s the often-overlooked but growing club sports scene, where each week many athletes and parents pay their way through competitions and travel, just to play the sport they love.

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It would have been a daunting task to ask Mountain Football to pull out a victory against defending CIF Division 3-AA State Champion and current no.26 state-ranked Paraclete Friday night on the road.

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The Braves scored a trio of touchdowns, with each score coming on offense, defense and special teams to record their third victory of the season in a 22-21 win over Paraclete.

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In a closely contested game at home, two safeties proved to be the difference in helping Arvin record a 11-7 victory over the Indians.

  • By DENNIS COSTA Contributing writer

The Tehachapi High School girls golf team played a league match Sept. 18 at Stockdale Country Club.

  • BY NIKKI CUMMINGS Contributing writer

The heat didn’t seem to bother Heritage Oak School cross-country athletes as they started their season off with momentum in the Independence Invitational at Independence High in Bakersfield on Sept. 9.

  • BY DIANE GRIFFIN Contributing writer

It was a beautiful day in Bear Valley Springs on Sept. 15, when 68 golfers participated in the Oak Tree Country Club Women’s Golf Club Play for P.I.N.K. tournament to raise money for breast cancer research. Between donations, raffle ticket profits, 50/50 receipts, and tournament winnings don…

  • By JENN MICHAEL Contributing writer

If you were to look around the fields of Tehachapi Youth Football, gaze upon the pictures lining the walls of the team room, or talk to the hundreds of lives changed by a program, you would notice one thing: None would be possible without the support of so many individuals who have dedicated…

  • By ANN BREWER Contributing writer

On Tuesday, Sept. 12, THS's junior varsity tennis had a home game against East High School. The girls singles players won five out of six games and the doubles players won two out of three games, bringing the total win to 7-2.

  • By COREY COSTELLOE Contributing columnist

I was overjoyed when my sister Stacey tagged me in a Facebook post about Tehachapi Youth Football inviting all to a 40th Anniversary Alumni Flag Football Game on Oct. 1. My first thought was what a tremendous idea; my second thought was, wow, hard to believe TYF has been around for 40 years.

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Spearheaded by an impressive defensive performance last Thursday afternoon, the Indians were able to record a shutout 6-0 victory over Kennedy-Delano for their first victory of the season.

  • By COREY COSTELLOE Contributing columnist

When the Tehachapi Warriors football team took a 36-0 loss at the hands of Burroughs in the debut of new head coach Doug DeGeer, it was a tough night. As I told one of my friends in the media covering the game, "This is a character game for Doug. This will be a good thing.”

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The Indians recorded their second loss of the season against a strong Garces freshmen team, falling to the Rams 36-6 Thursday afternoon.

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The Junior Varsity Braves football team started the season strong with a 13-6 victory over Burroughs before suffering a setback Friday afternoon in a 31-6 defeat to Garces.

  • By LISA FITCH Contributing writer

The Tehachapi Mountain Roller Hockey Club competed in Calabasas Aug. 26-27 against teams from Burbank, San Luis Obispo, and the home team, Calabasas.