Sports

  • Jason Salas of Tehachapi, pushing daughter Scarlett, approaches the finish line in the Warrior 5k Run on the Fourth of July near Central Park.

    Warrior 5k draws huge field for the Fourth

    Jason Salas of Tehachapi had tried running behind his daughter's baby carriage before, but only for fun. “We'd gone on practice runs, but we were never in a race,” he said. On Saturday, in the Fourth of July Warrior Run, Salas changed all that. Salas pushed his infant daughter Scarlett

  • Since 2014, Bounty bull Kattin Around hasn't been ridden in the last 63 attempts.

    Tehachapi Mountain Rodeo Association: 52 years and still strong

    The 14th annual Benz Bad Bulls bull riding tour is heading into Tehachapi this July 4th at the Tehachapi Event Center and Rodeo Grounds. This action packed event, which pays homage to the brave men, and women who serve our country displays a grand fireworks finale that can be viewed from the

  • Joseph Fox, 12-year-old from Bear Valley Springs, in an all-star game at the baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY.

    BVS middle schooler returns from Cooperstown trip

    Young Bear Valley Springs resident Joseph Fox just goes from one all-star team to another. Recently returned from a tournament in Cooperstown, N.Y., home of the baseball Hall of Fame, the 12-year-old Fox is now practicing with the Tehachapi Little League All-Stars. Fox was in Cooperstown with the

  • UCLA Hall of Famer to teach at BVS baseball camp

    There's a ton of coaching experience behind this year's Bear Valley Springs Instructional Boys Baseball Camp. The camp, for children ages 7-13, will run from July 27-July 30, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sign-ups began June 15 and will continue until July 15. Fee is $50. BVS Sports Supervisor Matt

  • Pee Wee Maggie Mann shows great form in her barrels run at the Honor of the Mountain benefit race at Bo-V Arena.

    Honor on the Mountain race benefits Wounded Heroes Fund

    It started six years ago with a modest-sized local barrel race staged for the “Tough Enough to Wear Pink” cancer awareness program. Now, in its sixth year, the Honor on the Mountain barrel race has become one of the fastest-growing privately-held charity events in the Tehachapi area. The race at

  • 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.

    Timeout: Frick. The names lives in infamy among fan All-Star voters

    Ford Frick.Frick.The name rolls off the tongue like a burning rubber baby buggy bumper. Frick. It doesn't leave a good taste. He was the commissioner of baseball the last time All-Star balloting was taken away from fans in 1957, the year that Cincinnati managed somehow, with paper ballots, to

  • Maxx McCabe, 17-year-old Tehachapi gymnast, gets ready for a workout at Perfect 10 Gymastics.

    McCabe solves gymnastic dilemma: college first then Olympic gold

    Maxx McCabe was a busy child. That's probably the best way to put it. “My parents wanted to give me something to do,” he said. “I was a little hyper when I was little.” They tried T-ball when he was 5 and Kung Fu, figuring that would keep him occupied. “I didn't like either of them,” he

  • Ten-year-old Vanessa Brown poses with the championship banner she won at the West Coast Gymnastics Championships.

    Local 10-year-old gymnastics champ going to the Worlds

    Vanessa Brown is 10 years old and already is a champion. It won't be long before she's testing herself once again in the world of gymnastics, however. “Her potential? It's really whatever she wants to do, however far she wants to go,” her coach, Dean Archie, said. Earlier this month,

  • BVS to hold boys baseball camp

    Bear Valley Springs will hold a four-day boys baseball camp from July 27-30 from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Bear Valley Springs sports coordinator Matt Bryant said. Bryant said he had enlisted the help of Warriors varsity baseball coach Chris Olofson along with Gary Adams, Kip Temple, Mark Macari, Wes

  • 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.

    Timeout: Panda and A-Rod on opposite paths with fans

    Sometimes, like the old saying says, what goes around comes around. Sometimes it doesn't. Take Pablo Sandoval and Alex Rodriguez, for example. Their cases really have nothing uncommon. One is an ungrateful refugee from San Francisco, while the other is a drug-stained returnee to New York. The

  • Tehachapi Youth Football players pause for a team picture at the end of the recent three-day Warrior Camp with the high school varsity players and coaches.

    Varsity Warriors bond with youth players at camp

    It's a longstanding tradition in Tehachapi. Tehachapi Youth Football completed it's Warrior Clinic on Wednesday, June 10 as Tehachapi High School head football coach Steve Denman and his varsity players conducted three days of drills for the younger players. Tehachapi Youth Football coach

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

    The Roadrunner Connection: Summer spotlight on soccer

    The CSUB Roadrunners are currently on the small screen. I understand, with it being summer and all, that this is rare considering there isn't a game to televise in the traditional sense of the word. But, thanks to an alum with a company and a vision, we're spending a little time this summer

  • 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.

    Timeout: Stanley Cup a big TV bust

    If they were playing the NHL Stanley Cup in his back yard, he wouldn't raise the shade. That's how little an old buddy of mine cared for ice hockey, which he facetiously called the fastest game on ice. Well, duh. The only other one I can think of off-hand is curling. I admit, I'm not

  • Nash Franko of Tehachapi takes some grounders at third base while working out with the Gold Team at Kern County All-Stars.

    Warrior quartet helps power Gold to victory in Kern Co all-star baseball

    TAFT – For Peyton Speed, it was a chance to play in his last high school baseball game. For three other Warriors, call it a tuneup for 2016. Speed, who graduated from Tehachapi this year, and juniors Sagun Gainey, Nash Franko and Cade Temple were hand-selected to play in the third annual Kern

  • The Roadrunner Connection: Season of reflection

    The season is over, at least for a couple of months. It’s time for reflection, a little recharge and for me, some fishing... but what a season that we just had! I saw some great things this past year, I started my whirlwind radio travels with CSUB basketball on the beaches of Waikiki, and ended