Head baseball coach Bill Kernen announced his retirement from college baseball last week, ending his six-year run with the Roadrunners effective July 1. Kernen was the first coach of this program, hired in 2007 to build a new team from the ground up.
He did that and a little more, putting our baseball program on the national stage, beating powerhouses like UCLA, Fresno State and South Carolina while we were an Independent. He then won the Western Athletic Conference last season while taking home conference coach of the year honors for his efforts as well.
Registration for Bear Valley Springs Mountain Spike Volleyball is currently being accepted for boys and girls ages 9 through 14. Regular sign-ups will be accepted through June 2, and will cost $50. Late sign-ups will be held June 3 through 8, and will cost $60. Non-BVS residents will be charged an additional $20.
Seven clinic-style sessions will be held on Mondays, June 9 through July 29 at the Whiting Center. Beginner sessions will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m., and intermediate/advanced sessions from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Registration for Bear Valley Springs baseball and tee-ball are currently being accepted, for boys and girls ages 7 through 16. Regular baseball sign-ups will be accepted through June 2, and will cost $75. Late sign-ups will be accepted June 3 through 9, and will cost$85.
Tee-Ball registration for boys and girls ages 4 through 6 will also be accepted through June 2, and will cost $55. Late sign-ups will be accepted June 3 through 9, and will cost $65.
Marcias Boxing Team, coached by Al Macias, has moved from its original Stallion Springs garage location to a new gym located at 421 N. Green St. Unit H, enlarging their space and capacity to train others.
Macias, who boxed for 11 years as a kid, said he feels it's his job to give back and help kids stay out of trouble by giving them something to do.
We love to worry. Competition is the ability to adapt, evolve and overcome the strengths of your opponents by using your strengths to expose their weaknesses. We live in a culture infatuated with scouting reports, video breakdowns and analysis of our opponents. However, what makes the best the best at what they do, is that they focus on themselves.
Case in point, do you know which American League baseball team has the most wins in the last two seasons? Probably the Boston Red Sox, right, since they won the World Series last year? Nope, not them. Must be the Detroit Tigers then, AL Central champs, big hitters? Not them, either.
Tehachapi Soccer finished their season with an overall record of 9-9 (5-5 SEYL), with four Warriors earning recognition to the all-league team.
Taking first team honors was Freddy Benitez and Zach Satton and earning second team honors was Abraham Katona and David Veszpeller.
Without a doubt, Tehachapi High alum Sean Arbaut is committed to making the most out of the opportunities that are in front of him.
Since graduating from THS in 2008, Arbaut has enjoyed a successful stint both at Taft Community College and these past two seasons at Minot State -- North Dakota, where he is thriving as a starting first baseman first the Beavers.
Mountain Baseball elected to take advantage of their spring break by taking on some of the bigger schools in California at the Fresno Easter Classic.
The output was not ideal for the Warriors in four losses to Edison 8-5, Reedley 3-1, Carlmont-Belmont 15-5 and Central 4-2, but Tehachapi (7-11; 3-1 SEYL) gained valuable experience heading into the heart of their league schedule.
Tehachapi showed their strength in the pool just prior to Easter break with a league meet victory over North, with the Warriors coming away with a 130-39 victory and the Lady Warriors winning, 125-37.
In the men's division, THS swept first place in the 200 medley relay (Andrew Sparling, Sean Banks, Alan Ayers, Brayton Teare -- 1:54.93), 200 freestyle (Andrew Bartels -- 2:12.25), 200 individual medley (Sean Banks -- 2:18.83), 50 freestyle (Alan Ayers -- 24.57), 100 butterfly (Alan Ayers -- 1:02.66), 100 freestyle (Andrew Sparling -- 55.64), 500 freestyle (Andrew Bartels -- 6:16.93), 200 freestyle relay (Brayton Teare, Zach Gaylord, Josh Sparling, Andrew Bartels -- 1:45.72), 100 backstroke (Tyler Tyree -- 1:19.27), 100 breaststroke (Sean Banks -- 1:09.01) and 400 freestyle relay (Andrew Sparling, Josh Sparling, Sean Banks, Alan Ayers -- 3:53.45).
The Warriors and Lady Warriors both took league wins against North last week at home in a dual meet at Dye Natatorium Pool.
The TYF Tomahawks will be holding spring drills starting next Saturday, April 26 and continue the following two Saturdays through May. 10, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Benz-Visco Cultural Park, located on Willow Springs Road just south of highway 58.
Mountain Tennis (13-8; 8-1 SEYL) recorded a pair of convincing victories in SEYL play last week, defeating North and Foothill by identical 8-1 team scores.