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THS frosh Metzler excels at Jr. ROTC

Freshman quarterback Tyler Metzler, who will play on the Indians football team this season, was named the top cadet in his class at the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) Summer Leadership School held this past summer in San Luis Obispo.

Metzler was in the first cadet group that comprised of 95 Junior ROTC participants overall, joining with the AFJROTC/CA-891 (Bakersfield High School). The top recruit honor was received by Metzler after showing exemplary skills in the school curriculum designed to emulate a real military camp environment. Metzler participated in physical conditioning, drill and ceremonies and classwork courses on rocketry, navigation and leadership.

Metzler, who wants to join the Air Force, was one of four standout Tehachapi young men that participated in the camp. Other local participants included Tommy Garrett, Mitchell Marquez and Jared Marquez.

Garrett, a senior who competes on the THS track and field team, received multiple awards at the camp and a special achievement in marksmanship. Garrett plans on entering the Coast Guard after this school year.

Mitchell, a junior who wants to go into the Navy, received an award for physical training and navigation. Jared, a freshman, received an honor flight award. Mitchell participates in tennis, cross country and wrestling while Jared will be in football, wrestling and basketball at THS this year.

Logan Odneal, a sophomore, also participated in the summer of 2012 and is an active member in martial arts. All five young men received ten units (one year) of elective credit in aerospace science for their participation.

Helping to make this camp experience possible was Major Kris Fink (USAF, retired and Senior Aerospace Science Instructor at BHS), Indian Hills Crossfit, THS Mountain Football and Tomahawks Football programs and Tehachapi Little League.


Golf Tournament set for Sept. 7

This year's Warrior Boosters Scholarship Golf Tournament will be taking place on Saturday, Sept. 7, at Horse Thief Country Club (Stallion Springs) with a 9 a.m. Shotgun Start. The tournament will be a four-person scramble with handicaps assigned to all golfers with the intent to provide competition at a fun level.

Register your 4-man team and make payment by Wednesday, Sept. 4, to reserve your spot in the tournament.

"Hole Sponsorship" is also available for $100 per hole. In exchange for the financial tax-deductible donation, the Booster Club will provide advertising by posting your name/company on one of the 18 tee boxes on the golf course, name/company on the tournament program / sports section of the Tehachapi News and a thank you letter form the Warriors Booster Club.

To participate or to get more information, please download the entry sheet at Entry forms can also be picked up at M & M Sports, 760 Tucker Rd., Tehachapi, or can be e-mailed to you by contacting Grant Snyder at 661-822-4349 ( or Richard Dieterle at 661-822-5226.

The cost will be $85 per player which includes green fees, cart, and lunch/drink. All profits will go to the Warrior Boosters Athletic Fund to be utilized as needed by Tehachapi High School athletics.

If you do not have a team and want to play, the Boosters will put you on a team. Make your plans now, get your team together and be ready for a fun day.


Sports schedule this week

Football -- Varsity/Jayvee/Frosh at South-Bakersfield (Scrimmage) on Friday, Aug. 23. Jayvee/Frosh at 5 p.m. and Varsity at 7 p.m.

Volleyball -- Varsity/Jayvee/Frosh at Mira Monte (Scrimmage) on Wednesday, Aug. 21 and vs. BCHS at home on Thursday, Aug. 22. First matches start at 4 p.m.

Girls Tennis -- Varsity (away) and Jayvee (home) on Tuesday, Aug 20 vs. BCHS and on Thursday, Aug. 22 vs. Taft. Matches start at 4 p.m.

Cross Country -- Varsity/Jayvee at home/Brite Lake for the "Beat the Heat" meet on Wednesday, Aug 21. First race starts at 3:30 p.m.

Girls Golf -- Varsity at home/Horse Thief Country Club -- Stallion Springs for the Tehachapi Invitational on Thursday, Aug 22. Tee off is at 11 a.m.

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