January Athletes of the Month. Back Row (L to R): Gary Gaines (Frosh Basketball), Garett Snider (Frosh Basketball, Dec.), Brycen Jacobson (JV Basketball), Trent Botbyl (JV Soccer), Isaiah Johnson (Varsity Basketball, Dec.), Johnny Saavedra (Varsity Basketball). Front Row: Candra Hall (JV Basketball), Anjelica Romero (JV Soccer), Megan Madden (Varsity Cheer), Dani Peacon (Varsity Basketball, Dec.), Yady Cardenas (JV Cheer), Estefana Flores (Varsity Soccer), Eva Rowe (Varsity Soccer, Dec.), Angie Kroeger (Varsity Basketball). Not pictured: Francesco Bertozant (Varsity Boys Soccer).
Warriors notch two more victories in the pre-season
After a 6-5 victory over Garces in the finals, the Tehachapi High School Varsity Girls Softball team finished the Leadoff Classic Softball Tournament in first place.
The Tehachapi High School Boys varsity basketball team kept its post-season hopes alive Friday night with a decisive 87-49 win over the No. 6-seeded Washington Union High School Panthers in the second round of the CIF Central Section playoffs.
Second round playoff game tonight
To say that Mountain Basketball had a good year in its first season in the South Yosemite League would be a huge understatement.
The Warriors (15-10, 5-5 SYL) finished a strong third in the 2014-15 SYL standings and boasted the league's top points scorer in Isaiah Johnson, who averaged 25.5 PPG during the 2014-15 regular season, according to Maxpreps.com.
Despite a tough year and a third-place finish in their first season in the South Yosemite League, the Lady Warriors basketball team impressed its new head coach.
Tracey DeZubiria remained optimistic, as her team closed out the 2014-15 regular season with a pair of back-to-back losses, which included a 51-41 loss at Ridgeview (20-4, 8-2 SYL) in the team's season finale on Feb. 18.
The Lady Warriors soccer season came to a close, after falling at No. 7 Golden West-Visalia, 3-1 in the CIF Central Section Div. III quarterfinals on Feb. 17.
Tehachapi (10-11-3, 5-5 SYL) who finished a solid third in the South Yosemite League standings, was ranked 10th heading into the postseason, after coming off a big 2-0 win at Golden Valley in their regular season finale on Feb. 12.
The professional baseball season is nearly here. I love watching the social media buzz from "real" baseball fans who relish in the fact that pitchers and catchers have reported to Spring Training. Meanwhile I'm sitting here in the college game thinking, "we've been playing games for two weeks now." Maybe one day they'll realize the really good college game is right under their noses.
Nonetheless, with the start of the major and minor league seasons come the promotions and promotional items geared towards bringing fans to the ballpark this season. Tops among them according to a recent Darren Rovell article on ESPN.com -- bobbleheads. And even CSUB is jumping on that trend.
Mountain Baseball in tournament play
Mountain Baseball beat Garces 10-3 in the team's first game of the Terrio Tournament at Sam Lynn Ballpark on Saturday, Feb. 21.
Horse Thief Lake
Overall score: Poor
Mountain Wrestling is one step closer to sending one of its own to this year's CIF State Wrestling Championships, as Thomas Duran battled his way to a sixth place finish at the 2015 CIF Central Section Yosemite Division championship on Feb. 21, in Lemoore.