• Warriors head coach Joan Cooper flashes a big smile as Anabelle Carroll, far right, cruises home with the second home run of the inning against Golden Valley.

    Warrior girls taking a shot at first-place Ridgeview

    While showing flashes of youthful brilliance, the Warriors are discovering that this is the time of year when experience often rises to the top. Such was the case last week as the elder statesmen of the Warriors softball team led the way in a sweep of Golden Valley, then immediately set their

  • AYSO soccer gearing up

    Tehachapi AYSO soccer says it's looking for both players and volunteers. AYSO said it will have two registration days in May for potential players — May 7 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the West Park Activity Center at 490 W. D St., and May 25 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the same location. At the same time,

  • Boys tennis finishes with a pair of league wins

    It wasn't the kind of season the Warriors boys tennis team had hoped for, but at least the future looks bright. And, at the same time, three players qualified for the CIF individual tournament. The Warriors finished their South Yosemite League season with a 5-5 record after winning their

  • Nash Franko rounds third after his home run in Tehachapi's nine-run third inning against Golden Valley.

    Warriors face final big test while holding onto SYL lead

    So much for the easy stuff. The first-place Warriors face the only team with a winning record that they will see for the rest of the season this week when they meet Ridgeview in a home-and-away series. “We need to sweep this week to control our own destiny,” head coach Chris Olofson said. The

  • Freshmen Marque Villareal, left, and Lucy Coe with their medals after leading the Warriors girls to the frosh-soph SYL championship.

    Warriors girls capture SYL frosh-soph championships

    They are rivals, they are friends, and they are cleaning up on the track for the Warriors junior varsity girls. Freshmen Cloie Sharp and Lucy Coe dominated the sprints at the South Yosemite League frosh-soph championships on Tuesday, April 26, leading the JV girls to their second straight SYL

  • Perfect 10 Gymnastics Boys Team Members who competed at 2016 Men's State Championships, front row left to right, Dillon Kerr, Aiden Roberson, Max Morelos, Evan Denning, Sam Morelos. Back Row, left to right, coach Dean Archie, Alexander Gerber, Maxx McCabe, coach Josh Archie.

    Local gymnasts at meets in Simi Valley and Las Vegas

    Perfect 10 Gymnastics of Tehachapi sent six boys to the 2016 Men's State Championships and seven girls to the 2016 Mega Meet in Las Vegas. The boys competed March 18-20 at Royal High School in Simi Valley. Max Morelos competed as a level 6 in the 7-8 year age division, placing fifth on floor,

  • JMS track and field team at the North Section meet on Saturday, April 23.

    JMS runners excel at sectionals

    Intermediate girl Celyse Roney and midget girl Daisy Andrade of Jacobsen Middle School each won gold medals at the North Section track meet on Saturday, April 23, at Liberty High School. Roney captured the high jump, and was fourth in both the long jump and shot put. Andrade, meanwhile, won the

  • Corey Costelloe

    Roadrunner Connection: Water polo provides leadership lessons

    I learned a new sport this past week. The last few years I’ve exposed myself to more and more details involving sports such as soccer and volleyball as we have expanded the digital production of those sports here at CSU Bakersfield. I’ve described some of my journey into volleyball and soccer, but

  • 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: Michael and Kelly, give it a rest ... please

    I must have fallen asleep the day we were told we should care about stuff like this, but didn't Michael Strahan cause way too much fuss when he left the show “Live! with Michael and Kelly” to join “Good Morning America?” After Strahan's announcement, Kelly Ripa left ABC's airwaves

  • Warriors sophomore golfer Blake Keesey at the top of his backswing in the Sundale SYL tournament.

    Warriors golfers set season record in SYL win

    The Warriors boys easily won their fifth straight South Yosemite League golf match on Thursday, April 21 at Sundale Country Club in Bakersfield. All six Warriors golfers scored under 100 for the first time this season, led by sophomore Blake Keesey's 81. The scores included a personal best 93

  • The Warriors' Tim Williams slides into second safely on a stolen base against East.

    SYL-leading Warriors trying to avoid letdown

    It's almost like the Warriors are mopping up. Coach Chris Olofson just doesn't want them to get sloppy doing it – or they could be the ones getting mopped up. With a one-game lead atop the South Yosemite League standings and primarily lower-echelon teams left to play, Olofson had a plan.

  • Warriors swimmers still perfect

    The Warriors swim teams have continued to dominate their South Yosemite League opponents, with all four teams going 4-0 through meets last week. In their latest meet, on Friday, April 22, at Ridgeview, the boys and girls varsity and boys and girls junior varsity teams were easy winners. Although

  • Warriors tennis looking to finish on high note

    The Warriors boys tennis team had to wait a few days to find out just how successful their week had been. The boys were up 4-2 at Ridgeview on Friday, April 22, when the match was halted because of bad weather conditions, including strong winds. With singles complete, officials decided to play

  • Una Abarquez on the mound for Tehachapi as she pitches all 14 innings in a two-game set against East.

    THS girls pummel East as Warrior bats come alive

    It’s been a season for newcomers on the Warriors softball team. Some sophomores, who were on junior varsity last season, have emerged to complement seasoned veterans like Danay Lee, Michaela Peters and Mariah Godde. Now, there's a new freshman on the block, too. Ashley McIrvin, who started

  • Corey Costelloe

    Roadrunner Connection: Independent thoughts from the NAB show

    I spent the first couple of days last week in Las Vegas. For some reason Sin City has held a lot more business for me than pleasure of late. Following our WAC Tournament win there a little more than a month ago, it was nice to return to Vegas. This time I took part in the National Association of