Former Junior Miss Tehachapi Samantha Howard recently decided to join the rest of the BMX racing family and won in her first-ever attempt at a USA BMX National the weekend of July 16-18 at the South Point Hotel in Las Vegas.
Tehachapi Mountain Rodeo Association held its Junior Rodeo event this past weekend. Young cowboys and girls competed in several events that showed off their skills involving roping, horsemanship, and for steer wrestling, brute strength.
This week in Bear Valley Springs, young baseball players have the opportunity to drill and learn the finer points of playing baseball from nearly two dozen UCLA alumni baseball players. Many of these players went on to play on or coach professional or collegiate teams, and come this week as …
Tehachapi has recently been the home for as close to a literal definition of power couple. On June 26, race walkers Robyn Stevens and Nick Christie became our 2020 Olympic Trials gold medalists and will be representing TEAM USA at the upcoming Tokyo Olympics!
The Tehachapi Warriors Booster Club would like to thank the community for its support of the annual Ed Grimes Memorial Pancake Breakfast and the THS Soccer Team Hamburger and Hot Dog sale at the All-American 4th of July Festival at Central Park.
The Oak Tree Country Club Women’s Golf Club held its President’s Cup and Vice President’s Cup Tournament on June 17-18 in two blistering days of heat. From those who finished both days, Cathy Panek earned the 2021 President’s Cup, while Marie Scammon took home the Vice President’s Cup.
After a year-long fundraising campaign including efforts surrounding an online auction, the Tehachapi Area Association of Realtors presented the Tehachapi Warriors Booster Club with a $3,500 donation Friday at M&M Sports.
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.
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…
Having grown tired of the runner-up position, Tehachapi junior Alaina Riggs swam with noticeable purpose down the stretch in her final race in Saturday's Division II Girls Central Section Swimming Championships.
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.
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…
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.
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.
A group of dedicated eastern Kern County parents whose children are varsity level football players have joined a competitive traveling football league.
After 15 months away, the mood was already at a peak when the Garces Memorial football team took the field on Friday night.
Having found a way to consistently stay on the court during a highly uncertain year, Cal State Bakersfield still felt the sting of an abrupt ending to its season.
If this were a typical offseason, it would feel safe declaring that the Cal State Bakersfield men's basketball team was heading into a rebuild.
You may have seen a duo parading around Tehachapi with their lively strut. Call them race walkers. Robyn Stevens and boyfriend Nick Christie decided to take advantage of the crisp mountain air at the onset of the COVID-19 quarantine.
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…
Lori Sundgren says student-athletes like her son Devon are missing out on a lot more than competition during California's prolonged athletic shutdown.
Adventist Health is encouraging people to avoid large gatherings next weekend when Super Bowl LV kicks off.
Faced with plenty of uncertainty about playing football anytime soon, some Kern County high school players have decided to take things into their own hands.
A statewide movement to get high school sports up and running found its way to Tehachapi on Friday, as parents and athletes continued efforts to salvage some type of athletic season in the 2020-21 school year.
When Teagan Thurman first committed to play basketball at Northwest Nazarene University, a small NCAA Division II school near Boise, Idaho, she did so with the understanding that trips home to California might be a bit sporadic.
I had the most amazing dream last night. It was the type of vision that was so vivid, that I woke up and immediately had to check my phone to confirm the details.
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.
Regardless of what happens this winter and spring, Bakersfield College student athletes have been assured they will have futures within their respective programs beyond 2020-21.
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.
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…
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.
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 …