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  • Warriors sophomore golfer Blake Keesey at the top of his backswing in the Sundale SYL tournament.

    Warriors golfers set season record in SYL win

    The Warriors boys easily won their fifth straight South Yosemite League golf match on Thursday, April 21 at Sundale Country Club in Bakersfield. All six Warriors golfers scored under 100 for the first time this season, led by sophomore Blake Keesey's 81. The scores included a personal best 93

  • The Warriors' Tim Williams slides into second safely on a stolen base against East.

    SYL-leading Warriors trying to avoid letdown

    It's almost like the Warriors are mopping up. Coach Chris Olofson just doesn't want them to get sloppy doing it – or they could be the ones getting mopped up. With a one-game lead atop the South Yosemite League standings and primarily lower-echelon teams left to play, Olofson had a plan.

  • Warriors swimmers still perfect

    The Warriors swim teams have continued to dominate their South Yosemite League opponents, with all four teams going 4-0 through meets last week. In their latest meet, on Friday, April 22, at Ridgeview, the boys and girls varsity and boys and girls junior varsity teams were easy winners. Although

  • Warriors tennis looking to finish on high note

    The Warriors boys tennis team had to wait a few days to find out just how successful their week had been. The boys were up 4-2 at Ridgeview on Friday, April 22, when the match was halted because of bad weather conditions, including strong winds. With singles complete, officials decided to play

  • Una Abarquez on the mound for Tehachapi as she pitches all 14 innings in a two-game set against East.

    THS girls pummel East as Warrior bats come alive

    It’s been a season for newcomers on the Warriors softball team. Some sophomores, who were on junior varsity last season, have emerged to complement seasoned veterans like Danay Lee, Michaela Peters and Mariah Godde. Now, there's a new freshman on the block, too. Ashley McIrvin, who started

  • Corey Costelloe

    Roadrunner Connection: Independent thoughts from the NAB show

    I spent the first couple of days last week in Las Vegas. For some reason Sin City has held a lot more business for me than pleasure of late. Following our WAC Tournament win there a little more than a month ago, it was nice to return to Vegas. This time I took part in the National Association of

  • John Nelson spent 27 years with the Associated Press in New York, covering sports all over the world, and was the AP's national baseball writer for 10 years. He can be reached at jnelson@tehachapinews.com.

    Timeout: Bringing back those good old bad days, just for Barry Bonds

    Call them the good old days, if you wish, but don't ever call them those halcyon days of spring. There was nothing calm or tranquil about the way the baseball columnists of the day approached the game. By “the day,” I'm talking about the late 1970s and '80s. Sure, there were still

  • Underclassmen on the rise in Warriors track and field

    Favian Garcia was back on the winning track, and Lucy Coe kept flirting with No. 1 as underclassmen continued to shine in track and field for the Warriors this season. Garcia, a sophomore who was sidelined by injury for part of the season, won for the first time since returning, as he captured the

  • Warriors baseball player Cade Temple at the official ceremony for his signing to play college ball at Concordia University.

    Temple, Minjares sign to play college sports

    Without Cade Temple, the Warriors baseball team might not have won league championships the past two years, his coach says. “Without him, we might not have a chance to win one this year,” Warriors head baseball coach Chris Olofson said. And next year, Temple is hoping to help Concordia University

  • Over 35 men's hoops league begins

    One Foot In The Grave Pickup Basketball has announced that pickup games for men 35 and older will be held on Sundays at 3 p.m. at West Park Gym. The league welcomes “all men who can jog or crawl up and down the court” to get off the couch and join them. Just show up at the gym at 490 W. D St. in

  • Corey Costelloe

    Roadrunner Connection: Alumni games show I'm not as good as I once was

    As my own CSUB baseball team played a Western Athletic Conference series at Northern Colorado this past weekend, I took some time to celebrate and support my other baseball program, the Tehachapi Warriors, by taking part in their annual alumni game. This year provided the unique opportunity to

  • John Nelson spent 27 years with the Associated Press in New York, covering sports all over the world, and was the AP's national baseball writer for 10 years. He can be reached at jnelson@tehachapinews.com.

    Timeout: Booing A-Rod for all the wrong reasons

    Another reason I hate Yankee fans. They cheered their artificially-enhanced superstar Alex Rodriguez last year after he returned from drug banishment and started hitting home runs. They didn't mind his arrogance or the fact that he lied for years about his use of performance-enhancing drugs.

  • Warriors junior Ethan Zehr had the only win against Indy with teammates Eric Bilotta and Jack Brewer out sick.

    Warriors boys tennis falters, probably not playoff bound

    The Warriors defending league champion boys tennis team most likely will not submit a playoff request this season after losing three straight South Yosemite League matches, the coach says. Overall, it was a difficult week for the Warriors and their top two singles players, Eric Bilotta and Jack

  • THS track stars score personal bests at Titan Soph-Frosh

    Sophomore Favian Garcia and freshman Lucy Coe recorded personal bests as Tehachapi sent 25 athletes to the Titan Soph-Frosh Top 16 meet at Liberty High School on Friday, April 15. The Warriors qualified 25 athletes for the prestigious meet for underclassmen and had three medalists. “That's

  • Sagun Gainey of Tehachapi slides in for a run in the first inning on a passed ball at the plate.

    Warriors sweep Indy, grab 1st in SYL

    The Warriors are now proud owners of their own destiny. “Our future is our own to make,” head baseball coach Chris Olofson said. “We can determine our own destiny.” That was the case going into last week. It was the case coming out of it — after the Warriors knocked Independence out of first