• Warroprs junior Fiona Ferry drives to the basket against Ridgeview.

    Warriors girls look to end 4-game hoops skid

    The Warriors girls had lost four in a row, and senior captain Angie Kroeger spoke with a great deal of determination. “We've got to have a couple of good practices and get everything figured out,” she said. “We've got to end this streak.” The Warriors played two strong quarters against

  • TVWC wrestlers, from left to right, Levi Hart, Jake Tye and Stephen Meeks at the 23rd John Muir Invitational wrestling tournament.

    Local youth wrestlers excel at regional meets

    Stephen Meek was crowned Champion at the 23rd John Muir Invitational in Corcoran on February 6. “Stephen has been improving all year and it is showing” Coach Jerry Tye said. Jake Tye lost a close Semi-final match, but battled back in 3 matches of consolations to earn 3rd place. Levi Hart had some

  • Warriors cheerleaders pose with their CIF Sectional chamionship plaque in Clovis.

    Tehachapi cheer wins CIF division

    The Warriors cheerleaders won the CIF Cheer and Dance Competition on Saturday, Feb. 6 at Clovis and captured the CIF Central Section championship for their division. The THS cheer team won the first round over Roosevelt, with Exeter Union placing third. Those three teams advanced to the finals.

  • Warriors boys come up short in 2 OT soccer thriller

    They were each, in their own way, crazy games. The Warriors boys soccer team went a second straight week without scoring a goal – at least one that counted – and lost twice last week. The Warriors fell 7-0 to Independence on Tuesday, Feb. 2, then 1-0 in two overtimes to East Bakersfield on

  • Angie Kroeger, warming up before game time, is Tehachapi's leading scorer against East Bakersfield.

    Warrior girls prepping for final SYL hoops push

    Now, the Warriors girls are in a fight for their basketball lives. At least they'll start that fight at home. Last week, the Warriors lost a pair of road games, including a 2-point heartbreaker at East Bakersfield, 42-40, on Thursday, Feb. 4. The Warriors girls started the week with a 63-31

  • 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: Super Bowl 50 halftime, too feely for football

    Honda's singing sheep were better than Coldplay. As halftime shows go, this one was pretty pitiful. There's 31 minutes of my life I'll never get back. Super Bowl 50 will be remembered for many things: – The ancient Peyton Manning most likely going out on a Super Bowl high, much like

  • Warriors co-captain Christy Beiswenger with the ball against East Bakersfield, in the white jerseys.

    Warriors girls hoping to win out as SYL soccer season ends

    There was bad news, and there was good news – and then there was more good news for the Warriors girls soccer team. The Warriors lost twice last week – first, a 5-0 shellacking at the hands of Independance on Tuesday, Feb. 2 that head coach Ryan Beauchamp called “our worst game of the year.” Two

  • No. 44 Nathan Deaville of the JV Braves goes up for a jumper against East Bakersfield.

    JV boys finally break through in SYL hoops

    The Braves junior varsity boys won their first South Yosemite League game of the season on Thursday, Feb. 4, beating East Bakersfield 52-47 at Tehachapi. Nathan Deaville scored 27 points as the Braves improved to 1-6 in the SYL and 4-14 overall. Garrett Snider was the only other Brave in double

  • Bill Takara of the Tehachapi Valley Wrestling Club claims first place at 98 pounds in the California Elementary State tournament.

    Local youth wrestler claims top spot

    Bill Takara captured first place at 98 pounds as the Tehachapi Valley Wrestling Club sent 11 wrestlers to the California Elementary State tournament in Selma on Jan. 30. Takara dominated his division while teammate Michael Murillo battled back from a 1-0 loss in the second round to finish fourth

  • Warriors senior Jonny Saavedra goes airborne as he heads for the hoop against East Bakersfield.

    Warriors hoops grabs momentum going into road trip

    Head coach Louie Saavedra called it a “huge win” for the Warriors boys basketball team. It just so happened to be a bit of a scary one, too. “I was a little scared,” Saavedra admitted. “I saw this happen the last couple of games.” This time, however, the Warriors held on to beat East Bakersfield

  • Dory Kline, from the Tehachapi Mountains Search And Rescue, gears up for this year's sole fundraiser for the TMSAH,  the 8th annual Sporting Clay Shoot to be held April 2.

    Time to sign up for 8th annual Sporting Clay Shoot fundraiser

    The Tehachapi Mountains Search and Rescue will hold its 8th annual Sporting Clay Shoot at the Kern County Gun Club on April 2, according to TMSAR Capt. Jeff Snyder, a 25-plus-year member. The Sporting Clay Shoot is open to individuals or teams of four. “If you would like to be on a team and you

  • Warriors head girls basketball coach Jacques Vachon has a brief strategy session with his playes during the West game.

    Warriors girls end busy hoops week on high note

    The last time the Tehachapi girls faced West, they beat up on a team with a depleted roster and very few subs, winning 58-45. “When we first played them at the Shafter tournament, we played a West team with only six players,” Warriors head coach Jacques Vachon recalled. On Thursday, Jan. 28, the

  • Warriors boys hoops suffers SYL setback

    First, the bad news: The Warriors boys varsity basketball team lost a pair of South Yosemite League games last week, falling to 2-3. Now, the good news: They gave powerhouse Ridgeview a major scare at Tehachapi, and halfway through their SYL campaign, the Warriors still have a good shot at the

  • 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: Going through my Sunday morning paper

    So, I'm reading this morning that Curt Schilling probably won't make the baseball Hall of Fame because he wasn't very popular among the writers. Can I go to back to bed now and get up again — and start my morning over? I think somebody totally missed the point. I agree, Curt Schilling

  • Corey Costelloe

    Roadrunner Connection: Celebrating the great people our alumni have become

    It’s not quite homecoming (we do that later this month) but it was a winning week for a good number of CSUB alumni student-athletes in my mind. The popularity of social media, and our normal media coverage allows me to track their accomplishments on a regular basis; then, of course, the chance face-