• Tehachapi's Keyron Scott cuts back in toward the middle to avoid a a bunch of North players Oct. 2 at North High.

    Warriors prepare for league opener against Independence

    The Warriors had a little warning for pass-happy Independence as they prepared for their South Yosemite League opener this week. “We're going to put pressure on people and dare them to get rid of the ball,” head coach Steve Denman said. “If they want to hold onto it, they will pay the price.”

  • Warriors quarterback Lars Olofson

    Warriors Updates: Football Notes

    Quarterback Lars Olofson attempted only two passes, completing one of them for 36 yards to Carson Bethany, in the Warriors 34-12 victory over North. A model of efficiency on the ground, Olofson rushed five times for 6 yards, two of them for short yardage touchdowns of 1 and 2 yards. For the

  • CSUB student-athlete Kristen Jensen speaks to a senior citizen at the annual Senior Games, where she and other student-athletes volunteered.

    Roadrunner Connection: The hopeful human solution

    We were reminded last week about the ugliness in society following the events in Oregon. I’m thankful to say that in the same week, I was reminded of the beauty that remains among us as well, and it was captured in a single frame. I accompanied several of our student-athletes on a community

  • JV Braves topple North

    BAKERSFIELD — Connor Timm and Anthony Esparza each rushed for more than 100 yards and the junior varsity Braves defeated North 40-26 on Friday, Oct. 2. Timm and Esparza scored two touchdowns apiece as the Braves improved to 4-1 on the season. Timm rushed 12 times for 114 yards, while Esparza had

  • Former teammates and THS volleyball team members gather on the court at UCLA to honor their former teammate, Warriors alum Destiny Julye, as she continues her new volleyball career with the Washington Huskies.

    Warriors inspired by alum as league season looms

    Soon, the Warriors will find out if their ridiculously tough preseason girls volleyball schedule has paid off. The Warriors finished preseason on Tuesday, Sept. 29, with a 3-0 loss at Garces Memorial, hanging tough with the eighth-ranked Rams through much of the second set. That gave the

  • TYF varsity Tomhawks team photo.

    TYF Tomahawks pass midpoint of season

    The Tehachapi Youth Football Tomahawks junior varsity team remained unbeaten through five of nine regular season games. The JV's latest victories included a 29-0 shut out over the Bullpups on Saturday, Sept. 26. The Tomahawks varsity, meanwhile, was 3-2 through five games, the sophomores were

  • 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

    Timeout: Saying farewell to Yogi

    “It ain't over till it's over.” And now, for Yogi Berra, it's over. The Hall of Fame baseball player, manager and beloved American icon died at the age of 90 on Sept. 22. His storied life might be over, but his legacy will live on. In 19 seasons beginning in 1946, Berra played in 14

  • Booster Club Athlete of the Month Breakfast caneled for Saturday

    The Tehachapi Warriors Booster Club​ Athlete of the month buffet breakfast has been canceled for this Saturday, Oct. 3, due to schedule conflicts. September Athlete of the Month recipients from all levels of football, volleyball, cross country, girls tennis, girls golf and cheerleading will be

  • Sydni Marsh eyes a putt as the Warriors win a league tournament on their home golf course and take over first place.

    Warriors girls take over top spot in SYL golf standings

    Now, it's for all the marbles – or golf balls, rather. The Warriors girls golf team fired a 290 to defeat Independence by three strokes Monday, Sept. 28, in a South Yosemite League tournament over its home course, Horse Thief Country Club in Stallion Springs. Sophomore Sydni Marsh had the low

  • Joy Webber wins the coveted orange pig raffle prize at the Play for P.I.N.K. golf event at Bear Valley Springs.

    Polka-dot pig upstages charity golf tourney

    The annual Play for P.I.N.K. charity golf tournament in Bear Valley Springs had two big winners this past month, and one of them was a polka-dotted pig. Winner No. 1, of course, was the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, for which the tournament raised $4,329 from donations and raffles. Winner No.

  • Boys cross country takes second

    Tehachapi's boys cross country team finished second in the first South Yosemite League meet of the year, held Wednesday, Sept. 23 at Brite Lake. Tyler Savage, a junior, led the Warriors with a seventh-place finish in 18:44 on the three-mile course. He was followed closely by senior Lokai

  • Tehachapi’s Lauren Nousch (back row) keeps a rally alive while Aly Dees and Mady Cotta look on. The Lady Warriors defeated Highland last week, 25-20, 25-10, 25-12 to record their first victory at home this season.

    Warriors volleyball sweeps Highland

    It has been a tough road for mountain volleyball this past month. Playing one of the most difficult pre-league schedules in the entire Central Section, Tehachapi (4-14) has been battle-tested. That experience paid off in a big way Thursday, Sept. 24, in a 25-20, 25-10, 25-12 victory over Highland.

  • The Warriors' Keyron Scott tries vainly to haul in a Lars Olofson pass that was thrown slightly behind him.

    Football back this week on the road against North

    After a week of rest coming off a bye, the Warriors, Braves and Indians will travel to Bakersfield later this week in the final pre-season game of the year against the North Stars. The freshmen game will start at 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 1; the junior varsity game will be at 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2;

  • Boosters’ athlete of the month breakfast this Saturday

    The Tehachapi Warrior Booster Club will hold an athlete of the month buffet breakfast at the Moose Lodge at 123 W. F St. at 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 3. The Booster Club holds a breakfast every month to give special recognition to standout players at Tehachapi High. Saturday’s honorees will

  • Lady Warriors golf takes first place in SYL mini tourney

    Mountain golf recorded a mini-tournament victory last week, besting out South Yosemite league competition at RiverLakes Ranch Golf course in Bakersfield. Tehachapi won the tournament with a team score of 305, besting out SYL competition Independence, Golden Valley, West, Ridgeview and East.