After finishing runner up for the league title in the South Yosemite League women's singles tournament last October, Tehachapi's Ashley Rush recently received 2014 BVarsity All-Area honorable mention by the Bakersfield Californian.
Rush was the No.1 player for Tehachapi this season, helping to preserve the Lady Warriors fifth place finish in the SYL team standings, and finishing with a doubles record of 10-6 and an overall record of 23-14.
Overall Score: Fair
Youth sports have increasingly become a big part of the American culture over the past several decades. The promise of fame and fortune that comes with being a professional athlete can be very attractive to a child or even more, their parents.
I mean, what's better than taking something that you're really good at and making lots of money at it?
Isaiah Johnson's rim rattling dunk late in the fourth quarter, put the exclamation point on 83-54 pummeling of visiting Foothill on Jan. 7.
It was the second win for Mountain Basketball in as many nights, after beating South 67-54.
Now the games really matter. Now that Western Athletic Conference men's basketball games open at the Icardo Center this week now the real season begins.
Forget the early non-conference losses, forget the heartbreak that was bestowed upon the Roadrunners over and over again.
Tehachapi 1, Frontier 1
Frontier 2, Tehachapi 0
One year after going undefeated on their way the school's first Yosemite League title, the Lady Warriors volleyball team ended their first season in the South Yosemite League and as a CIF Central Section Division I contender with a quarterfinals playoff appearance.
Tehachapi entered the playoffs ranked No. 3, but would end their postseason run with a 3-1 loss Central Fresno.
Lady Braves snatch second place pool finish in Shafter Tournament
The Lady Braves basketball team wrapped up a two-day JV Girls Winter Shootout in Shafter on Dec. 29-30, with a second place finish in its pool. After beginning the tournament with a 34-26 loss to Liberty, Tehachapi (3-5) dominated Mira Monte, 21-12. The Braves followed up with an impressive 36-14 win over Kennedy-Delano the next morning, but were eliminated from the tournament after a hard-fought 37-31 loss to Arvin. Tehachapi kept the game close throughout much of the first half, heading into the break tied with the Bears at 17. Top overall scorers for Tehachapi were Alicia Johnson (29 points), Shelby Hanzel (8 points) and Yasmin Triado with five points. The Braves also received solid defensive play and rebounding from Reatta Cummings, who had five steals against Mira Monte, and Summer Chapman.
In an effort to improve and expand our weekly sports section, the Tehachapi News is looking for contributing writers for a new outdoor segment. Contributors are welcome to write on any range of topics concerning the outdoors (hunting, fishing, conservation, off-roading, etc.) These guest columns are an opportunity for our contributors to share an idea, an opinion or information; it is not an opportunity to sell a product or a service.
Tehachapi News is also accepting submitted photos of any hunting kills (deer, quail, etc.) or special outdoor moments anyone would like to share (example - child catches first fish or general "big catch" fishing photos).
For the most part, Tehachapi 's Jonny Saavedra and Isaiah Johnson were the story at this year's Garces Holiday Hoops Challenge -- proving that they are possibly the best backcourt tandem in Kern County.
The dynamic duo fueled a pair of exciting overtime finishes, combining for 236 of Tehachapi's 322 points during the four-day annual tournament, but a new hero emerged in the Warriors' finale against Bakersfield Christian on Saturday night.