• By COREY COSTELLOE Contributing columnist

When May rolls around, college baseball teams like to start counting dog piles, and not wins. That’s the case for the University of Antelope Valley Pioneers, who are one dog pile away from the NAIA National Championship.

  • By PAUL ASKINS Contributing writer

With a combination of timely hits, solid defense, and a gutsy pitching performance, Warriors softball added another chapter to their remarkable season with a home playoff win against fifth-seed Reedley on Friday.

  • By GORDON RIGGS Contributing writer

For all but one Warrior swimmer, the 2018 season came to a close on Saturday, May 12, with the CIF Division II Valley Championships held at Bakersfield College.

  • By DENNIS COSTA Contributing writer
  • Updated

The Tehachapi High School Warriors golf team traveled to Lemoore for the Division III sectional championships on May 15.

  • By BETH PADGETT Contributing writer

The Braves baseball team after their win at West High School on May 11. They won 22-1. The Braves finished the season 11-3-1.

  • By AMY LANG Contributing writer
  • Updated

The Jacobsen Middle School track and field team competed this season at the Northern Area Junior Olympics, Northern Section Meet, Kern County Championships and the Central Valley Championships.

  • By DENNIS COSTA Contributing writer

The Warrior golf team went into their final league match tied for first place. The final league match at Stockdale Country Club was a qualifying match for CIF playoffs.

  • By COREY COSTELLOE Contributing columnist

The CIF Central Section playoffs were announced over the weekend for the Division III girls softball games. Once again, Tehachapi receives the short stick in playoff seedings. Despite being co-league champions with Ridgeview and Independence with identical 11-4 records, the Lady Warriors rec…

  • By CURTIS NELSON Contributing writer

Tehachapi Valley Wrestling Club competed in the second half of the Roadrunner/ Coyote tournament series, with Shafter hosting the Coyote on May 5.

  • By NICK SMIRNOFF For Tehachapi News

In high school sports — be it softball, baseball, boys or girls teams — it matters not, as all the players will become seniors and graduate, leaving their teammates with new upcoming seniors.

  • By COREY COSTELLOE Contributing columnist
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It’s beginning to look a lot like rodeo season. I’ve mentioned before about my utmost respect and casual fanhood when it comes to professional rodeo. Whether it’s a PRCA (Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association) event here in Tehachapi, something out of the area or the National Finals on tele…

  • Contributed by THS track and field

Tehachapi High varsity track and field concluded their South Yosemite League action on Wednesday, May 2, as they gathered at Liberty High School in Bakersfield. The Lady Warriors and Warriors competed on the day in all events and came away with both team and individual medals for their efforts.

  • By DENNIS COSTA Contributing writer

The boys golf team held a home match April 25 at Oak Tree Golf Course in bear Valley Springs. The league match included all six teams from the southern Yosemite league.

  • By CURTIS NELSON Contributing writer

Tehachapi Valley Wrestling Club has been busy the last two weeks bringing home trophies and medals.

  • By COREY COSTELLOE Contributing columnist

Jake Leiva spent his Tehachapi childhood like many boys, playing baseball and football while taking advantage of the sports offerings around him. However, there was one offering that ended up replacing all the others and is taking him to new national and international heights — BMX.

  • Contributed by THS track and field

While the frosh/soph teams competed in the SYL Championships on April 24, the varsity boys and girls teams were setting up for their SYL finals to be held Wednesday, May 2, at Liberty High School.

  • Contributed by THS track and field

Tehachapi High boys and girls frosh/soph teams competed in the SYL Championships held at Independence High School on Tuesday, April 24. Both teams represented Tehachapi well.

  • By GREG MESSINEO Contributing writer

The Tehachapi High School junior varsity softball team defeated Stockdale High School 6-3 to win the 20th Annual Centennial JV Softball Tournament at Centennial High School on April 17.

  • By COREY COSTELLOE Contributing columnist

I’m still patiently waiting for the day someone I personally know to crack the big leagues. I’ve known a few former players and swapped baseball stories. Nothing beats a good story from “the show,” as baseball players put it. But, I don’t have any active major leaguers in my contacts lists.

  • By APRIL WOOD Contributing writer

The Tehachapi Warriors mountain bike team competed in their fourth race of the season at Vail Lake in Southern California on April 14 and 15. After many left their snow-covered yards, they were greeted by 80-plus-degree sunshine.

  • By STEVIE ARCHIE Contributing writer

The 2018 So Cal Level 5-10 Division 1 and JD State Gymnastics Championship was held March 16-18 at Soka University in Aliso Viejo. In attendance were five of Perfect 10’s Competitive Boys Team members. At this competition, all five gymnasts had the opportunity to qualify to the 2018 Men’s Re…

  • By STEVIE ARCHIE Contributing writer

Eight of Perfect 10 Gymnastics’ Competitive Girls Team members traveled to Las Vegas to compete in the 2018 Las Vegas MEGA Meet. The meet was held March 2-4 at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort and Casino.

  • By TOM FRANCHERE Contributing writer

The Tehachapi Gryphons Soccer Club will hold free tryouts for its 2018 fall soccer program at Warrior Park (East Orchard Parkway and Clasico Street) in May.

  • Contributed by THS track and field

Tehachapi High's Cross Country competed in two of the more prestigious events in Kern County. On Thursday, April 19, and Friday, April 20, the Warriors track and field team competed at the Frontier Titan Frosh/Soph Top 16 and Friday saw the varsity compete in the highly regarded Patriot Games.

  • By CURTIS NELSON Contributing writer

Tehachapi Valley Wrestling Club took part in the KCWA Salute to Veterans on April 14 at North High School.

  • By APRIL WOOD Contributing writer

Described as one of the most difficult courses of the year, the Keyesville mountains “gave it” but the Tehachapi mountain bike team gave it back and returned home with six medals, 10 top-10 finishers and dozens of front-of-the-pack leaders.

  • Contributed by THS track and field

Friday the 13th didn't phase the THS track and field team as they traveled to Taft to compete in the third annual Leon Patterson Invite with 14 other schools. Tehachapi held their own and then some as the varsity girls were 5th and the Frosh/Soph boys and varsity boys were both 4th overall.

  • Tehachapi News report

The Water Warriors owned the Dye Natatorium pool this past week over East Bakersfield, with the varsity boys (113-47), varsity girls (132-38), junior varsity boys (89-42) and junior varsity girls (139-16) all recording runaway victories.

  • By COREY COSTELLOE For Tehachapi News

It’s April, which means it must be too early to start talking about Warrior Football right? Nonsense, I’d say April is the exact start of the ‘talking about football season,’ especially since the 2018 schedule was released last week. We’re less than five months away from kickoff, time to get…