Organized sports have long been touted as one of the best ways to defend against the increasing rates of disease-inducing inactivity among America's youth.
Picture-perfect blocking, hard running and a relentless defense fueled Tehachapi last Friday afternoon in a convincing 33-6 victory over Independence.
Tehachapi (6-0; 1-0 SYL) and the Falcons both entered the game with undefeated records, but after a competitive first period, the Braves pulled away with three unanswered touchdowns in the second quarter to put the game on ice before halftime.
Led by the strong play of running back Chris Rhodes and an opportunistic defense, the Warriors muscled their way to a 24-18 victory in their league opener over Independence last Friday night.
Rhodes finished the game with 164 yards rushing and two scores in the ground game, along with a team-high 47 yards receiving on three completions.
Mountain Volleyball recorded their first league victory of the season last Thursday afternoon in a dominating 25-14, 25-15, 25-17 victory over East High.
Brooklynn Cheney led the team with 13 kills, six digs and four blocks on the night, followed by Destiny Julye with nine kills and seven digs and Elayna Cramer with eight kills and three blocks.
Pardon me if I get a little too nostalgic this week. As I write this my team is coming off a major victory on Oct. 4.
That was the historic night in Bakersfield I will simply refer to as "The Night Soccer Ruled the Town."
Playing at home or on the road, it doesn’t matter. The Jacobsen Middle School eight-grade girls volleyball team has found an unstoppable rhythm, keeping their undefeated season alive after beating Edison in two games, 25-13 and 25-10, on Sept. 29, in Bakersfield.
The Lady Warriors further staked their claim as a top team in the central section with an impressive performance over Garces last Wednesday night, defeating the Rams in straight sets, 25-14, 25-21, 25-13.
The Braves took an early three-score lead to open up homecoming last Friday afternoon en route to an eventual 28-14 victory over North.
It was a tale of two halves at the homecoming game last Friday night.
The Tehachapi Youth Football Tomahawk program has recorded successful results so far this season, with all four football teams sporting an overall record of 12 wins and eight losses.
Mountain Football will have their annual homecoming game against North this Friday night at Coy Burnett Field.
The Jacobsen Middle School eighth-grade girls volleyball team officially opened its season last Tuesday in front of a jam-packed crowd by recording an impressive sweep over visiting Lake Isabella-Wallace.