Like the scene from "Wizard of Oz," with the click of my heels, I closed my eyes saying, “there’s no place like home, there’s no place like home.” With temperatures in the triple digits and intolerable humidity, the Tomahawks wandered off the mountain Saturday, Sept. 14. Though there was no …

I came across an interesting feature this week in the Los Angeles Times on Encino Crespi, a resurging high school football program that was once a CIF Southern Section Division I team before participation numbers forced them into the much smaller Division 6.

The Highland Scots scored on nearly every offensive possession, taking advantage of a porous Tehachapi defense while cruising to a 48-15 victory Friday night at Scotland Yard.

Football is one team. There is no room for individualism. A unit of many with a common goal, to battle as one, to win as one. It’s a divine sport where all involved have an important role, from the coaches instructing, the players on field and lining sideline, the crew hydrating, to the crow…

TAFT — The offense stalled, the defense struggled, and the lights literally went out on the Tehachapi Warriors Friday night in Taft (2-1) as Tehachapi dropped to 0-3 following a 34-12 loss to the Wildcats at Martin Memorial Stadium.

Varsity Tomahawks silenced the Thunder on the mountain in a nail-biting back-and-forth battle Saturday, Aug. 31. Tehachapi knew the challenge they were up against facing Thunder of Delano.

I had asked for a little help a few months ago. I raised the “Bat Signal,” if you will, searching for some assistance with the Tehachapi Warrior Booster Club, a nonprofit club that was recovering from a bit of a rebuilding year in 2018-19.

In the first-ever meeting between the two programs in Tehachapi, the Bakersfield High School Drillers learned a fact well-known among other teams in Kern County: The Tehachapi Warriors don’t roll over for any opponent on the Mountain, no matter the name on the jersey or history that comes with it.

The Lady Warriors are off to an impressive start to their volleyball season, recently blistering through local competition in the South Bakersfield Tournament en route to a championship crown.

With school back in session, the glow of Friday night lights leads into the excitement of game days on Saturday for Tehachapi Youth Football & Cheer.

Last week my wife made a remark about one of our sons growing up to be a professional golfer. Where she got that notion is beyond me, but I had to quickly remind her that it's hard to be a pro golfer when as a child in Tehachapi, there’s nowhere nearby to play golf. Then the next day, the ne…

The Wasco Tigers took advantage of several Tehachapi miscues, including five turnovers while cruising to a 45-0 win over the Warriors in the 2019 season opener.

I can’t pretend to have the answer for the malaise our society seems to be experiencing at this present time. Given the variety of incidents that are popping up in our news feeds, our newspapers and our TV screens, I’d be nothing more than a snake oil salesman if I claimed to have the answer…

On July 30, during our Tuesday afternoon Men’s League at Oak Tree Country Club, one particular match had Bob Bonino playing against Carl Brooks. Upon reaching the 127 yard 11th hole, Bonino stepped up to the tee box with an 8 iron and proceeded to knock it in the hole for his second career h…

The California Youth Football Act, or Assembly Bill 1, was passed through the State Legislature and signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom last week, essentially ending the debate on these pages about the validity and necessity of legislation on the matter.

One of the most fun tournaments the Oak Tree Country Club Women’s Golf Club plays is the Eclectic, which was held July 18-19. Twenty-one ladies played a normal round of golf the first day but did their best on the second day to improve each hole’s score from the previous day.

A great testament to any event, especially one that was done in the inaugural stage, is the verification it receives with an encore, a second showing if you will. That’s the case with the Tehachapi Warrior Boosters Cornhole Tournament, which returns on Saturday, Aug. 3.

It is said that “trap shooting is an easy sport to learn but difficult to master.” Lifelong Tehachapi resident Megan Stout must not have heard that old saying. With less than two years of experience in shotgun sports, Stout, 22, came home with honors after the 106th California Golden State T…

So, they tell me I’m riding a bull on the 4th of July. By "they" I’m referring to the Tehachapi Mountain Rodeo Association, which came up with an idea to have a “local celebrity” attempt to ride the first bull of their annual Bad Bulls event on Independence Day. I’m thinking the pool of cele…

I didn’t want to write this column. As a matter of fact, I flat-out struggled with it. But for someone who enjoys writing about some of the great, memorable and downright motivational moments in sports in this community, sometimes tragedy must enter my reality. When we lose a Warrior, one of…

For more than 40 years, the California Junior High School Rodeo has provided a place for youth to flourish and grow, with the priority of promoting western heritage and investing in the future of young rodeo athletes. California is the home to nine districts where 600 members of CHSRA compet…

All eight members of Perfect 10 Gymnastics’ Girls Team competed in their final meet of the season, the USAIGC West Coast Championship, which took place at the Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort and Spa in Rancho Mirage from May 31 to June 2. The week following the competition, the girls showed…

As the school year ends, I can’t help but remember some of the best summers of my life that I spent in Chicago. Not literally, of course, but as a youngster around the advent of cable television in these parts, being able to watch WGN-TV out of Chicago. Namely, the Chicago Cubs were a mainst…

The Tehachapi High School Swim Team had a great season this year. The varsity girls team tied for first place and the varsity boys placed second in the South Yosemite League.

I can’t help but be reminded this time of year about my own involvement with the NCAA Baseball Tournament. It’s one of the most entertaining of all college sports championships given its double-elimination nature and the regional, super-regional and College World Series format. It gives ever…

The fifth annual BVS Baseball Camp will be held from Monday, July 2 through Thursday, July 25. Camp will run from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each day.

During the weekend of May 4-5, all eight members of the Perfect 10 Gymnastics’ Girls Team competed at the A Hero at Heart Invitational. The competition was hosted by Sokol Diamond Elite Gymnastics in Chino.

Tehachapi Valley Wrestling Club completed its local season with Kern County Wrestling Association Freestyle and Greco-Roman Championships on May 18 at Arvin High School.

After admittedly scaling back a bit last year to reorganize, the Tehachapi Warrior Boosters are trying to ramp up fundraising this summer to make sure our teams at Tehachapi High School have what they need in 2019-20. Call this the proverbial Bat-signal, if you will. I’m putting this one out…