On Aug. 13, 1997, I wrote one of my favorite pieces ever in Tehachapi News. It’s fitting that 21 years later the subject matter is again upon us as the Warrior Football season starts this Friday night. It was a story about the first Tehachapi High School football team, the 1930 Tehachapi Ind…

The annual Mountain Magic Invitational golf tournament was held Aug. 1 at Oak Tree Country Club with 56 ladies participating. While the weather was warm for our area, most of the guests traveled from Bakersfield and the Antelope Valley for a welcome respite from the heat.

In case you might not have realized this, Tehachapi High School football season is right around the corner, as in next week. The Warriors played an inter-squad scrimmage this past Saturday. They’ll get a chance to hit someone not wearing green this Friday when they scrimmage at South. Then t…

I learned long ago that some the greatest learning experiences in life, some of the most memorable moments of a career, are when I am resigned to the fact that I’m not the smartest guy in the room. I accepted that long ago, and it continues to pay off.

The Oak Tree Women's Golf Club on July 16 celebrated their win in the gross score division of the Kern County team play season. Having played against three other golf clubs in Bakersfield, at both their home courses and at Oak Tree, we accumulated the most points throughout the rugged three-…

Six Tehachapi Mountain Roller Hockey Falcons have been selected to represent Team Southern California in St. Peters, Mo., later this summer.

It came as a surprise when I stumbled upon the Charles Schulz Museum during a vacation in Northern California recently, and an even bigger surprise when I discovered that the world’s most famous cartoonist was an avid lover of hockey. When given time to recollect on this, all the Peanuts com…

A great season for Warriors softball got just a little better this week. Four softball standouts have been named to the Bakersfield B-Varsity All-Area Softball team. The team is comprised of players from all over metro Bakersfield and the Southern Central Section.

The 2018 President/Vice President Cup Tournament for the Oak Tree Country Club Women’s Golf Club was held June 21-22 under beautiful skies. The two-day event saw 13 ladies compete for the President’s Cup, 18 holes each day. The Vice President’s Cup, consisting of 9 holes each day, had six la…

The Tehachapi High Warriors volleyball program will put on its annual camp for any girls who want to improve their game or plan to try out for the high school teams this year.

Every few years I join many other Americans in gaining an interest in World Cup soccer. Unlike many others who casually follow the sport in men’s or women’s World Cup years, I can say I’ve spent a lot of time covering it over the years.

Chase Harvey, a fighter for Tehachapi's Lion Heart Mixed Martial Arts, competed in his first fight June 9 and defeated his opponent in a comeback third round by a technical knockout. 

I had the opportunity to revisit a former career of mine last week. I guess when you have reinvented yourself a few times, it’s nice to return to one’s former roots to remember how your journey began.

Last week Tehachapi High School graduated yet another senior class, sending off a very successful group in terms of their contributions to the school, the community and athletics. With the school year over, it’s time to look back at some of the top highlights of the 2017-18 Warriors season.

The Tehachapi Little League Red Sox and Cardinals major division baseball teams progressed to the District 51 North Tournament of Champions, which was played last week in California City. The Cardinals advanced to the overall finals on Saturday after winning 9-6, but were defeated by the Qua…

Bear Valley Springs will host its annual Summer Baseball Camp July 23-26, and will once again feature Head Coach Gary Adams. This will be the 4th consecutive year that Adams has generously donated his time and talent to our Baseball Camp, which has come to be affectionately known as “the bes…

The 2018 Men’s Region 1 Gymnastics Championship was the concluding meet of the Perfect 10 Gymnastics Boys Team’s 2017-2018 Competitive Season. The competition was held April 4-8 at the Rawhide Event Center in Chandler, Ariz.

Tehachapi Valley Wrestling Club finished out their local tournament schedule with the Kern County Wrestling Association Freestyle Championship May 19 hosted by the Arvin Grizzlies.

They say all good things must come to an end, and so it was true for Warriors softball last Wednesday, as they completed their CIF playoff run with an 8-2 loss to Dinuba. A combination of excellent pitching and timely hits from the Dinuba offense led to the defeat.

You’ll no doubt read over the next few weeks the impact the late Mayor Ed Grimes had on the community of Tehachapi through his work with local government. It was, however, his passion for local sports, specifically the Tehachapi Warriors, that led many to know him as "The Voice of the Warriors."

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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…

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

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.