• 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: Lochte apologizes — for what, who knows

    Call it unprofessional, if you want, but all through Ryan Lochte’s interview with Matt Lauer, I had an almost irresistible urge to put my hands over my ears and go, “La la lala la la lala la la.” Finally I turned it off. Maybe after being lied to by politicians so thoroughly for months now, I

  • No. 1 sophomore Chris Garcia under center for the Warriors in their scrimmage at Taft.

    Warriors live scrimmage at Taft deemed a success

    It’s one of head coach Steve Denman’s most oft-repeated expressions. “You never know,” he’ll say. Now, he knows. The Warriors had their first dress-rehearsal for the 2016 season on Friday, Aug. 19, as they traveled to Taft for a full scrimmage with both Taft and South high schools. “Nobody got

  • Horse Thief Women's Golf Club winners from championship held Aug. 9-10.

    Theriault repeats as Horse Thief women's champion

    Judy Theriault captured the Horse Thief Women's Golf Club title for the second straight year as the Horse Thief women held their annual club championship on Tuesday-Wednesday, Aug. 9-10. Theriault, along with other flight winners, were honored at a potluck dinner at the home of Sandy Bineau.

  • Tehachapi Mountain Roller Hockey 6-and-under Falcons at the Calabasas event, top row, left to right, coach Tony Kasch, L. Herpin, L. Abarquez, coach Paul Abarquez. Front row, left to right, E. Kasch, A. Werner, H. Fitch, T. Cazares, N. Kasch, G. Booker, K. Carlyn.

    Youngest Falcons win Calabasas roller hockey tourney

    The 6-and-under Tehachapi Mountain Roller Hockey Falcons won the championship at the Calabasas tournament on Saturday-Sunday, Aug. 13-14. Team captain Lucas Abarquez scored three goals and had four assists as the youngest Falcons came away with three victories and a tie in the tournament, beating

  • Warriors senior Dione Sheehan hangs out with teammates during cross-country practice.

    Sheehan taking leadership role on promising cross-country team

    Four years ago, Dione Sheehan was just some ninth-grader who liked P.E. — fresh out of junior high, trying to remember where all her classes were and making a few new friends along the way. One of them was Alexis Namey, then a junior who would go on to become a league MVP and one of the most

  • Senior running back Zion Dean takes handoff from quarterback Paul Stephens while a blocking path is being made from guard Jackson Caudle during the Warriors scrimmage.

    Warriors hold first intra-squad scrimmage

    The Warriors donned pads last week and held an intra-squad scrimmage at Coy Burnett Field as they prepared for their season opening football game on Friday night, Sept. 2, at Burroughs. With several positions — like quarterback and running back — still up for grabs, the scrimmage on Saturday

  • 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: Best and worst of the Rio Games

    My favorite Olympic moment from Rio so far: divers somersaulting into the creepy green, algae-stained waters of the aquatic center pool. I imagined lily pads with frogs hopping from one to another. So, then they tried telling us that somebody accidentally added hydrogen peroxide to the pool,

  • Hannah Grimes of Tehachapi in the pitching circle for the West at the Big League World Series.

    Local girls cherish memories from softball World Series

    Although the scoreboard didn’t show it, a rare trip to the Big League World Series of softball still was a mark in the win column for two Tehachapi girls. Hannah Grimes, a 2015 Tehachapi High School grad, and Warriors junior Erin Askins returned from Lower Sussex, Del., with a lifetime of memories

  • Former Warrior Ross Feeley in his playing days at Bellevue College in Nebraska.

    Former Warriors making their mark in college baseball

    The Tehachapi Warriors’ class of 2012 continues to make its mark in the baseball world. Last June, one member of that class, Tyler Beardsley, was drafted by the Minnesota Twins. Now, a teammate of Beardsley’s, Ross Feeley, has also distinguished himself, finishing his college career at Bellevue

  • Four local kids, from left to right, Hailey Fitch, Lucas Abarquez, Mackenzie Fitch and Caden Abarquez, earn medals at State Wars inline hockey tournament.

    Four local kids win medals at Indiana all-star tourney

    Four Tehachapi children, all from Bear Valley Springs, returned from the State Wars inline roller hockey all-star tournament in Fort Wayne, Ind., with medals. Lucas and Caden Abarquez, and Hailey and Mackenzie Fitch, were selected in a try-out process in early March for the tournament held Aug. 5-

  • Warriors golfers Elena Quintanilla, left, and Clarice Baker with coach Dennis Costa at practice at Horse Thief Golf Club.

    Girls Golf Preview: Tehachapi girls eye SYL repeat with veteran team

    Golf is normally considered an individual sport, except when the Warriors girls play it. With every starting golfer back from last year’s South Yosemite League champions, the Warriors are very much a close-knit team, and they’re expecting great things in 2016. “We’re always there for each other,”

  • Participants in the Oak Tree Golf Club Women's Golf Club 1-2-3 best-ball Mountain Magic Invitational tournament.

    Oak Tree women hold Mountain Magic tourney

    Jean Browning, Joy Webber, Meg Prior and Sheila Reyes captured first place in the 1-2-3 best-ball Mountain Magic Invitational Golf Tournament at Oak Tree Golf Club on Wednesday, Aug. 3. The Oak Tree Country Club Women’s Golf Club tournament drew 64 entries, including 44 non-members, who all took