With so much uncertainty surrounding the girls’ tennis season, returning players and coaches were pleased to hear that the CIF would allow a shortened schedule this spring so competition with other schools around Kern County could take place.

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The THS Girls Swim Team competed against 27 teams May 28-29 for the Division II Central Section Swimming Championships. The team swam at the new Kern High School District Aquatic Complex. With only six girls on the team, they brought home a 2nd Place trophy. The top individual girl swimmer f…

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Just like any other sports team this year, when given the green light to play, Lady Warriors soccer jumped at the opportunity. We were told that we had to have a smaller team and a shortened season. No problem. As long as there was an opportunity, we would give it a try.

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The Yosemite League Girls Golf Championships were held Monday, May 24, at North Kern Golf Course. Tehachapi High School's Kennadee Stilson made the cut and qualified to participate in the South Yosemite League golf championships. Fifty of the top female high school golfers from three leagues…

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After a bye week, Mountain Elite returned to the game field ready for action. Mountain Elite dominated the game, scoring the first touchdown in just three plays.

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THS Warrior softball returned to the field last Wednesday after a week off due to canceled games. The squad hosted Paraclete, up from Lancaster, in what was scheduled as their final home match-up of the season.

Mountain Elite faced the High Desert Longhorns on Saturday, with the Longhorns opening up the game with a score on their first possession, putting Mountain Elite behind for the first time this season.

The Tehachapi Warrior softball team honored its graduating seniors in a pre-game ceremony Friday. The usual array of balloons, flowers and colorful banners were part of the day, as six senior players were highlighted in front of an appreciative crowd of parents, family and friends. Players w…

Mountain Elite ground its way to another win over the 702 Blessed out of Las Vegas. It was a very physical, tough game from opening kick off to the end of the fourth quarter.

The Tehachapi Warrior softball team was back in action last week, with a pair of road games on the docket. Wednesday, the squad headed to Bakersfield to take on their perennial rival, and No. 6 ranked team in the Central Section, Garces Memorial.

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The Lady Warriors golf team traveled to Delano on Thursday, April 22, for a golf match with Kennedy and Wasco high schools. The three schools played nine holes of competitive golf. Wasco finished in third place with a total team score of 278.

After a successful three-year stint for the Tehachapi Lady Warriors tennis team from 2017-2019, standout tennis player Catrina Hibbard recently received news that she will be able to take her game to the next level, signing a letter of intent to play at Hope International University (Los Ang…

While a season is still potentially in the cards, Central Section Playoffs are officially off the table for fall sports.

The Oak Tree Country Club Women’s Golf Club is happy to announce the 2020 Most Improved Players of the Year. This award is presented to the 9- and 18-hole players who improved their handicap the most over the past year. For 2020 the 18-Hole MIP is Cathy Panek, while Donna Zanutto earned the …

The Tehachapi Warriors Booster Club continues its work in supporting Tehachapi High School Athletics despite current COVID-19 restrictions, which have prevented competition thus far this season.

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Local BMX Racer Kayden Gonzales has finally been able to return to race events after track closures. Like so many other events for athletes, BMX tracks have only been allowed to hold practice and clinics the last few months.

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The Play for P.I.N.K. will receive a check for $8,280 this year from the annual golf tournament held at the Oak Tree Country Club Oct. 24. The OTCC Women’s Golf Club has sponsored this tournament for several years to raise money for breast cancer research. The amount raised this year is more…

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The Oak Tree Country Club Women’s Golf Club held its Club Championship three-day tournament with two winners taking home the top prizes. The 2020 Club Champion is Meg Prior for the second year in a row. A new award was created this year for our senior players, the Senior Champion, and the in…

Inspired by the first responders who raced into the Twin Towers on Sept. 11, Kercie Jung wanted to do something to show her support for the brave men and women who put their lives on the line every day.

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While the pandemic thwarted some of their events this summer, the Oak Tree Country Club Women’s Golf Club was still able to hold two of their tournaments. The Eclectic was held in July and offered a fun format for the ladies to just get out and play. In August, the club held its Senior Club …

There have been some incredibly special student-athletes I have had the pleasure of being around during my career. One of them is Hayden Carter, a young man I watched develop from a struggling freshman pitcher out of San Diego, to the No. 1 starter on the 2015 Cal State Bakersfield baseball …

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I have been able to visit nearly every state in this great nation. There are a few remaining, but thanks to my previous life as a vagabond announcer, I’ve covered most of them and have a few tales about each one.

Forgive me in advance for these moments of levity in response to some of the latest COVID-19 “guidelines” relating to youth sports. If your plan is to read this and then accuse me of advocating for the death of the elderly and our vulnerable population, then by all means, please socially dis…

You would think that during a pandemic, when most of the words coming from Sacramento are regulatory in nature and reactionary to the spread of COVID-19, that us outdoorsman-types would be left alone while problems were actually solved. Think again.

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I enjoy being an introspective person, one who can usually think through an issue by turning through a variety of thoughts and feelings within my own mind. There also comes a time when I’m required to be retrospective; I would say celebrating one’s 40th birthday is the appropriate moment.

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Head Coach Gary Adams generously donated his time and talent for the 6th Annual BVS Baseball Camp for boys and girls. The camp was held July 20 through 23 and featured the Hall of Famer himself.

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The California Interscholastic Federation made a much-anticipated announcement Monday that high school athletics in California would take a back seat until at least December, pausing a decades-long tradition of certain annual fall competitions, football most notably, amid the continuation of…

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More than a week earlier than anticipated, the California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) announced they were adopting their “contingency plan” as laid out earlier this year for the upcoming athletic competition in 2020-21 in response to COVID-19.