The Warriors completed their first year in the South Yosemite League ranks this past season, earning a third place finish.
Tehachapi (6-5; 3-2 SYL) rushed for 225.8 yards per game and 34 total touchdowns, while also logging 24 sacks and six interceptions on defense.
It's hard to imagine a heated match between two teams that aren't even in the same division or the same league. But all it took was one player snubbing his hometown team, and a new rivalry was born.
It had been nearly a year to the day on Jan. 13, when 6-foot-4 junior guard Caeleb Roney made his decision to transfer to Rosamond right before the beginning of league play in 2014, and the Warriors hadn't forgotten about it.
Head coach Tracey DeZubiria was beaming with confidence after last Thursday's win at Rosamond.
And why not, as her Lady Warriors finished off their preseason schedule with an impressive 51-29 over the Roadrunners on Jan. 15, pushing Tehachapi's current win streak to five.
Mountain Wrestling fell 58-22 to the visiting East Blades in its second league match of the season on Jan. 15.
In a dual littered with Tehachapi forfeits, there were some bright spots.
Penguin Plunge to kick off swim season
Tehachapi Valley Recreation and Park District will present the 1st annual Penguin Plunge at Dye Natatorium Pool, 400-B S. Snyder St., at noon on Saturday, Jan. 31. The event will be held as a fundraiser, with proceeds to go towards pool equipment. Children age 7 through 17 who have parental consent are encouraged to participate by jumping in the icy water, swim 25 yards, then climb out and enjoy hot chocolate and cookies. Cost is $10 for pre-registration, or $15 the day of the event. For more information, call 822-3228
West 2, Tehachapi 0 (OT)
West 3, Tehachapi 0
THS (5-6): Johnson 15 (17 rebounds), Quintanilla (2 rebounds) Cummings 3 (3 rebounds, 4 steal, 2 blocks, 2 assists), Tirado 2, (2 rebounds, 2 blocks), Suarez 13, (1 assist, 2 rebounds, 2 blocks, 6 steals), Armstrong 1, Malcolm 2, Hanzel 4 (10 rebounds), Silva 2.
Freshman Girls Basketball
Ridgeview 2, Tehachapi 0
Ridgeview 2, Tehachapi 0
JV Boys Basketball
Tehachapi10, Kern Valley 0
Tehachapi 3, Kern Valley 1
Lady Warriors and Braves fall
Estefana Flores' beautiful left-footed goal from 30-yards would not be enough to lift the Lady Warriors to victory, falling 4-1 at Frontier on Jan. 8.
It was a good week for the Lady Warriors basketball team, as it pushed its win streak to four in a row.
Just one night after thumping visiting South 80-23, and scoring the second-most points in school history, Tehachapi held off a hard-charging host Foothill, to hang on for a 51-47 win on Jan. 7.