Sports

  • Sign up now for Run and Ride with the Wind 5K and Duathlon, other events

    Upcoming activities sponsored by Tehachapi Valley Recreation and Park District include: • Run, and Ride with the Wind 5K and Duathlon — Held May 30, at the Mountain Valley Airport. Race day registration begins at 8 a.m., with race starting at 9 a.m. Early registration fee is $30 for the 5K, $35

  • Head coach Becky Sasia goes over the game plan with her team before a game this season as she guides the Warriors into the semifinals of the division playoffs.

    Lady Warriors lose in softball semis after landmark season

    Warrior softball is definitely back. Head coach Becky Sasia says she thinks the team will remain strong for a while, too. Or, as she calls it, “Warrior strong.” The Lady Warriors made it all the way to the semifinals of the CIF Central Section Division 3 playoffs this season after finishing

  • Qualifiers from the Warriors swim team for the CIF Central Section swim championships pause for a team photo during championship weekend.

    Tehachapi swimmers make a move on the Central Section tournament

    FRESNO – Freshman Annika Ostrem of the South Yosemite League champion Warriors swim team competed in two finals events at the CIF Central Section tournament in Fresno. Ostrem finished eighth in the girls 200-yard individual medley with an aggregate time of 2 minutes 29.47 seconds, and she was

  • Warriors co-captain Maddie Orellana signs a national letter of intent to play volleyball at Notre Dame de Namur in Belmont, south of San Francisco.

    Orellana signs letter of intent to play for Notre Dame de Namur

    Warriors senior setter Maddie Orellana signed a national letter of intent to play volleyball at Notre Dame de Namur in Belmont, south of San Francisco, on Wednesday, May 20. Orellana, the Warriors co-captain, not only helped lead her team to a 26-9 record this past season as a senior, but she also

  • The JMS gold medal-winning 4x100 meter relay team at the Valley Championships in Fresno (from left to right) Josephine Trillo, Lucy Coe, Brooke Sheen, Mia Eberle.

    JMS track wins 12 medals at Valley Championships

    Sara Heier broke her own school record in the 800 meters, and Lucy Coe won three gold medals as the Jacobsen Middle School track and field team wound up its season at the Valley Championships. JMS sent 11 athletes to the championship event in Fresno on Saturday, May 16, grabbing 12 total medals.

  • Tennis: Warriors fall in section semis to El Diamante, 5-4

    After securing a 4-2 lead after singles play in the CIF Division II semifinals against El Diamante, Visalia, last Tuesday at home, the Warriors were one match away from clinching a berth in the CIF championship. However, the Miners pulled off the improbable, winning all three doubles matches to

  • Posing for a Jacobsen Middle School track and field team photo in the front row (left to right) Lucy Coe, Meri Teare, Ceryn Barlow, Sarah Heier, Drew Campbell, and in the back row (left to right) Logan Smith, Elijah Barlow, Celyse Roney, Bryson Sheen, Casey Wood, Mia Eberle, Josephine Trillo, Brooke Sheen and Geo Lara. Courtesy of JMS Track & Field

    JMS track storms state finals

    Sixth-grader Sarah Heier is making quite a splash on the middle school track and field scene in Tehachapi. She and 10 others were set to compete for Jacobsen Middle School at the season-ending Valley Championships track & field tournament. Despite being only 12 years old, Heier set a JMS

  • John Nelson, Tehachapi News staffer, 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: It was a week of youthful pranks and nonpareils

    This would fall under the category of “don't try this at home.” Or even on the road. Last week, Franklin High School in Ohio was forced to postpone a day of baseball under bizarre circumstances. No rain, no sleet, no tornadoes, no solar eclipses. What happened was that overnight, some

  • Corey Costelloe, a Tehachapi High graduate, is Assistant Athletics Director for Communications for California State University, Bakersfield.

    The Roadrunner Connection: Championship week for CSUB Baseball

    The Roadrunners are setting out on another Western Athletic Conference championship tournament adventure this week as the baseball team heads to Mesa, Ariz., for their end-of-the-season showdown with the top-six teams in the conference. This will be the third baseball championship tournament the

  • Junior Nash Franko gives senior teammate No. 11 Lucas Underhill an emotional hug after Tehachapi's heart-breaking playoff loss to North on May 13, 2015.

    Warriors baseball season comes to an extra-inning end

    The Warriors' baseball season didn't end the way they wanted it to, or the way they expected it to. Still, head coach Chris Olofson told his players to concentrate on the positive. “We won 19 games, and that's a pretty good season. We wanted to win the championship in our first year

  • Mariah Godde slides into home with the first of four Tehachapi runs in the fourth inning against Kerman in the Division 3 playoffs.

    Warriors romp into semifinal round of softball playoffs

    They have the momentum. “Now, we've just got to keep it going,” senior shortstop Kendall Kapitzke said. After an opening-round bye, Tehachapi's third-seeded Lady Warriors won the first game of their CIF-CS Division 3 postseason tournament on Wednesday, May 13 over Kerman, 10-4. Kapitzke

  • Local fishing report

    Brite Lake: Overall score, poor Just when you think it could get any worse, high winds, warm temperatures and now extremely high water levels have shut most of the fishing off at Brite Lake. The shoreline is over the cables and roads around the lake are under water making it impossible to

  • The Roadrunner Connection: May is a tough month

    This is the time of year when I start to get tired. May is always a tough month with the end of the sports season in sight, our student-athlete awards show (which I am a big part of) on the horizon and all those games and miles starting to catch up with me.

  • Timeout: It was the game no one saw, and shouldn’t have been played

    If the Metropolitan Opera performs Pagliacci and nobody shows up, does it make a sound? That's what I kept wondering while the Chicago White Sox and Baltimore Orioles were playing each other last week in an empty Camden Yard. Turns out, it does make a little bit of noise, but not enough to be