Sports

  • Warriors girls tennis team struggles in opener

    Head coach Natalie Franchere had warned that 2015 could be a humbling season for the Warriors’ girls tennis team. They lost five of last year’s senior players to graduation, and on Thursday, Aug. 20, they lost their first match of the season, bowing 6-4 to Bakersfield Christian. Tehachapi managed

  • Senior setter Lindsay Nava goes for a dig against Bakersfield Christian.

    Warriors girls learning volleyball lesson

    Match a two-time CIF girls volleyball champion with most of its team intact against a young, rebuilding squad like Tehachapi, and this is what you get. A 3-0 Warriors loss, and some lessons learned. In their season opener on Tuesday, Aug. 25, the Warriors girls lost to Bakersfield Christian by

  • 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: Pay attention, people, there's a foul ball coming your way

    People don’t pay attention anymore. That’s why spectators always seem to be getting conked on the head at Major League baseball stadiums these days. Whether it’s by a foul ball or the barrel of a broken bat, these injuries probably are going to cost club owners millions of dollars in the end.

  • 8-under Falcons score near miss in Santa Barbara

    SANTA BARBARA — The 8-and-under Tehachapi Falcons inline hockey team fell just short of a championship trophy in a four-team tournament here on Saturday, Aug. 22. The Falcons went 4-0 in the prelims but were beaten 4-3 on a goal by Burbank with two seconds to play in the championship game. The

  • Oak Tree Country Club Women's Golf Club senior award winners, from left to right, Alice Juckes, Mary Prosser, Linda Cross, Dede Potvin and Nancy Williamson.

    Cross wins senior golf title in Bear Valley

    Linda Cross has won the Oak Tree 2015 Senior Club Championship of the Oak Tree Country Club Women’s Golf Club for the fifth time in the last seven years. Cross shot a 92 and an 83 to beat her closest rival by 10 shots in the two-day tournament held Aug. 20-21 in Bear Valley Springs. Awards also

  • Asking your opinion: Yea or nay on Tehachapi's growing cycling culture?

    Tehachapi’s second Gran Fondo is coming up Sept. 19, and the city and surrounding areas have been widely reported as a new haven for cyclists. Is the influx of cycling enthusiasts a good thing for our city? Yea or nay? We want your opinion. Some say it’s a fun, healthy recreational opportunity.

  • Warriors kick off cross-country season at Brite Lake

    It was a chance to get out of the heat for a lot of the lower valley schools. At least it was until the JV girls turned up the heat at the Warriors’ annual Beat the Heat cross-country scrimmage. Liberty Schaub won the girls JV division, running the three-mile course around Brite Lake in 26 minutes

  • Head coach Ryan Grimes gathers his JV Braves after their victory over Foothill Friday evening.

    JV Braves blank Foothill 35-0

    BAKERSFIELD — Connor Timm ran for 236 yards on 11 carries with a touchdown as the Braves junior varsity team beat Foothill in its opener 35-0 Friday night, Aug. 28. Trevor Medovitch, Hayden Palmer, Patrick Grimes and Anthony Esparza also had touchdown runs. Medovitch gained 53 yards on just two

  • Warriors head football coach Steve Denman on the field with his players at Foothill High School.

    Warriors Updates: Notes on football

    The Warriors have found another soccer-style kicker to replace Hungarian native Abraham Katona from last year’s squad. Swedish exchange student, junior Oscar Lins, was a perfect 7-for-7 in point-after attempts in Tehachapi’s 49-2 victory at Foothill. While he didn’t have a field goal attempt, he

  • Warriors quarterback Lars Olofson hands off to Keyron Scott en route to his 286 yards rushing on the night.

    Warriors win 2015 football opener 49-2 over Foothill

    BAKERSFIELD — Credit the defense, and some creative running by junior Keyron Scott. The Warriors scored 21 points in the first quarter and held Foothill to just one 2-point safety for the game as they won their 2015 opener 49-2 on Friday night, Aug. 28. “It’s a good start,” head varsity coach

  • Warriors running back Keyron Scott gets an assist from lineman No. 55 Jackson Caudle as he gains 286 yards against Foothill.

    Keyron a key to Warriors' offense

    BAKERSFIELD — In just 14 carries, Warriors junior running back Keyron Scott amassed 286 yards rushing on opening night, just 11 yards shy of what he rushed for in nine games all last season. He scored two touchdowns and broke one run of 74 yards that nearly gave him another TD in a 49-2 victory at

  • Corey Costelloe, a Tehachapi High graduate, is assistant athletics director for dommunications at Cal State Bakersfield.

    The Roadrunner Connection: Returning to the ‘Rundown’

    After a summer hiatus, we will return to the broadcast studio this week as our weekly webcast program, “Roadrunner Rundown,” continues Tuesdays live on bakersfield.com and on demand at GoRunners.com. This summer I thought about ways to make the show better, compared to last year when we kept the

  • 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: Mean NFL dad makes sons give back trophies

    Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison is a mean dad. Now, we ask ourselves, is he mean for any of the right reasons. Because, as we all know, there comes a time in the life of most any kid when he or she looks up at that dad guy and thinks, he's a meanie. Now, be advised right off the

  • Chloe Wood of the Perfect 10 Competitive Girls Team medals at the USAIGC world gymnastics championships.

    Local girls excel at USAIGC world gymnastics meet

    Two girls on Tehachapi’s Perfect 10 Competitive Girls Team qualified for event finals at the U.S. Association of Independant Gymnastics Clubs World Championships. They were Chloe Wood and Hope Rygiel. Wood earned silver medals on vault and balance beam in event finals, and Rygiel placed fifth in

  • Firecrackers fastpitch tryouts set

    Tryouts for the Firecrackers 18-and-under fastpitch softball team will be held Saturday, Aug. 29 at Stockdale High School in Bakersfield from 8 a.m. to noon, organizers said. In a release, the Firecrackers said the team “will focus on college showcase events and PGF (Premier Girls Fastpitch)