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  • Monday, Jun 09 2014 07:35 PM

    Tehachapi duo wins KC Tennis Title; Lund and Raphael team up to win Senior 45-over division

    For Rick Lund and Tom Raphael, the championship victory last Sunday afternoon at Bakersfield Racquet Club was a reunion, of sorts.

    The two Tehachapi residents reigned supreme among Kern County's best players, putting the finishing touches on another title together by winning the 45-over Senior Kern County Championships at Bakersfield Racquet Club in a thrilling final, 4-6, 6-3, 10-5.

  • Monday, Jun 09 2014 07:28 PM

    Baseball players selected All-SEYL; Nine THS players named among league elite

    Mountain Baseball finished the league season as Southeast Yosemite League champions, becoming the first men's team in THS history to win an outright Yosemite League title.

    It was a season of highs and lows for Tehachapi (15-12; 9-1 SEYL), with the lows coming with the temporary loss of their coach, Chris Olofson, to a head injury in the playoffs and a 17-5 loss to North in the first half of the regular season. But there were plenty of highs, with the Warriors winning a title with a pair of wins over league rival Garces 5-1 and 2-1 and coming back to defeat North, 29-5 at home.

  • Monday, Jun 09 2014 07:28 PM

    THS swimmers take All-League Honors

    Mountain Swimming recently finished a strong season that had the Warriors closing with a second place finish and the Lady Warriors a fourth place finish in the Southeast Yosemite League.

    For their efforts, 24 THS athletes were named to the first, second and honorable mention teams.

  • Monday, Jun 09 2014 07:27 PM

    Booster Club thanks sponsors, honors athletes

    The Tehachapi Warrior Booster Club would like to congratulate all athletes of the month recipients for the 2013-2014 school year.

    The club would also like to give a special thank you to the Moose Lodge for hosting the event every month and for providing breakfast for all attendees.

  • Monday, Jun 09 2014 07:27 PM

    The Roadrunner Connection: A Father's Day story

    On this Father's Day week I am going to write about a father that I never had the pleasure of meeting; but I have been blessed to experience the results of his efforts as a father over the years and share a wonderful story on the five-year memorial of his passing.

    Fred Montoya passed away in 2009 from a heart attack. Like most of the time when such a thing happens, nobody saw it coming and Fred was taken far too young. He was a father to a pair of great kids, Jonny and Sara, and husband to one of my favorite baseball moms of all-time, Leeza.

  • Monday, Jun 09 2014 07:21 PM

    The Roadrunner Connection: 'First pitch' tips and advice

    There has been plenty of buzz around the ceremonial first pitch lately. Recently in Bakersfield it was all about "Tara the Hero Cat" throwing out the first pitch at a Bakersfield Blaze game. She's the ferocious feline that saved a little boy from a dog attack. It made national news. You name the media outlet, and they were in Kern County covering the first pitch.

    The Blaze tried putting a ball on a string and have her swat it towards home plate but the dang thing just kept bouncing instead. Oh well, a valiant effort; I guess that cat is more into swatting away bad dogs than baseballs.

  • Monday, Jun 09 2014 07:20 PM

    Golf and Tennis All-League announced

    Golf and tennis finished their respective seasons with second place finishes in the SEYL team standings. In golf, Tehachapi High was consistently the second place finisher in SEYL-mini's. In tennis, Tehachapi (13-10; 8-2 SEYL) closed the year with a second place finish in league.

    Earning All-SEYL in golf were first team athletes Lance Mitchell and Joshua Corona and earning second team were Max Weisenseel, Joesph Barba and Ben Farinas.

  • Monday, Jun 09 2014 07:20 PM

    Mountain Bikers forge a new path

    Warriors compete in x-country events across the state

    A handful of Warriors have marked new territory by racing past mainstream sports to the cross country trails.

  • Monday, Jun 09 2014 07:20 PM

    Softball players named All-SEYL; Tehachapi has five players among the best

    After a season that produced a second place finish in the SEYL and a quarterfinal appearance in the CIF Central Section Division III playoffs, five Mountain Softball players were named all-league this past season in softball.

    The Lady Warriors (18-12-1; 8-2 SEYL) had Kendall Kapitzke, Michaela Peters and Mariah Godde named to the first team and Danay Lee and Brenna Dezubiria named to the second team.

  • Monday, Jun 09 2014 07:13 PM

    Tehachapi Warriors' Alumnus Bertram Hall set to embark on mission

    Many young kids dream of becoming a Big Basketball Star and making it to the NBA. Former Tehachapi High School basketball player Bertram Hall was like a lot of those kids, except with a different end result in mind.

    Recently, Hall graduated from Azusa Pacific University in Southern California. After graduation and before embarking on a post-collegiate career, he will head to the Philippines to serve as a member of a Christian mission trip.

  • Friday, Jun 06 2014 03:52 PM

    BVS baseball, tee-ball registration extended

    The Bear Valley Springs baseball tee-ball registration period has been extended through June 30, with opening day reset for Saturday, Aug. 9. Baseball is for boys and girls ages 7-16 and is $85. Add $20 for non-BVS resident who must be sponsored by BVS resident. Tee-Ball is for boys and girls ages 4-6, and is $65. Add $20 for non-BVS resident who must be sponsored by BVS resident.

    Player evaluations will be held on July 14, and 15. Practices start July 21, with league play through Sept. 20.

  • Wednesday, May 21 2014 10:32 AM

    Surprise visit by Coach Olofson cheers Warriors; season ends with playoff loss to Golden West

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    As the sun set on a chilly afternoon at Tehachapi High's baseball field Tuesday, a downtrodden Warriors team got just what it needed.

    That would be their coach, Chris Olofson, walking onto the field with a cane to greet them, one week after he was hit in the head with a line-drive foul ball and a few minutes after Tehachapi's emotional postseason run ended with a 13-7 loss to Visalia-Golden West in the Central Section Division III semifinals.

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