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The Tehachapi Lady Warriors remained unbeaten in South Yosemite League play last week after a 62-42 win at Golden Valley and a postponement of the Jan. 16 contest at Ridgeview due to snow and ice.

Last week, the Lady Warriors had their first away game on Tuesday as they headed to Golden Valley High School. In the past few years, games against Golden Valley have been on the more heated side, with very physical play and a police presence.

It was around this time last season I wrote about a miraculous finish to the Tehachapi-Bakersfield Christian varsity girl’s basketball game. A win at the time that helped solidify Tehachapi as eventual South Yosemite League co-champions, their first such accomplishment.

The Tehachapi High School Lady Warriors opened the defense of last season’s South Yosemite League championship with a 2-0 start during the first week of league play, defeating Independence 69-44 on Jan. 7 before crushing Bakersfield Christian 81-32 two days later.

Girls varsity soccer started their first week of league knowing it was going to be tough. They first faced off last Tuesday against Independence High, a team they have not been able to beat in past years.

Tehachapi Valley Wrestling Club has finished out the first half of their Folkstyle wrestling season with some great wrestling. TVWC coaching staff are excited to return to the mats Jan. 4 and 5 with the tough Cal Republic tournament in Corcoran.

The Tehachapi Lady Warriors dealt with weather delays, travel issues and changes in schedules last week to earn a second-place finish in the Gold Division of the Arvin Holiday Hoops Tournament.

Usually around this time of year, it’s the typical "year in review" writing for those of us who put things to paper that folks read, or at the very least, skim. But this week is different because as you already know we’re not just starting a new year, but a new decade as well. I’m not sure a…

The Tehachapi Warriors Booster Club would like to congratulate Maleena Davis for signing her National Letter of Intent to continue her education and her softball career at Franklin Pierce University in Rindge, New Hampshire.

Did you have the relative that used to send the annual Christmas letter? Maybe you’re that person yourself, you know the letter that was sent out around the holidays to the entire family recapping the year of that household? Usually it came with a Christmas card or new photo of said family.

Garces orchestrated a punishing combination of size, speed and strength to hand Mountain varsity basketball a 61-37 pre-season defeat Friday in Bakersfield.

The Lady Warriors competed in their first tournament of the season, the Garces Tournament. Seeded in the silver bracket, the Warriors first faced Morro Bay.

Burroughs-Ridgecrest had a firm hold of the first three quarters of basketball and looked poised to secure a road win heading into the final period with a 10-point lead.

Weather, illness and the holidays limited the number of practices between their season opener and the second game of the season for the Tehachapi Lady Warriors, and the rust showed. But quality teams find a way and that was the case as Tehachapi defeated McFarland 47-43 Tuesday night to impr…

Another exciting edition of Jacobsen Middle School basketball is upon us! When the weather gets cold there is nowhere better to be than a basketball gym. And while the Tehachapi Warriors have already started games (go watch them, it'll be great), the Bulldogs have their first game on Dec. 5.

There really isn’t a holiday more synonymous with sports than Thanksgiving, football in particular. It used to be that way for New Year’s Day, too, but thanks to an overwhelming expansion of college football bowls, they all can’t be played in one day, as was tradition. Now they start as earl…

National league All-Area Athletes were selected by coaches to represent the Tomahawks in the 2019 Golden Empire 10th Annual Youth Shrine Bowl Games, which took place Saturday, Nov. 16, at Independence High School.

Tehachapi Valley Wrestling Club has started its wrestling season with 50 kids from kindergarten to 8th grade and many girls competing. The team is divided into three practice groups with middle school, second through fifth grades and kindergarten to first grade to ensure that each wrestler r…

When Teagan Thurman leaves Tehachapi High School, she is going to leave a mark on the record books. From single game and season to all-time scoring, the senior forward will be at the top of nearly all lists. She’s that type of special player, one who not only leads on the stat sheet, but, as…

The Tehachapi Lady Warriors opened the 2019-20 varsity basketball season showcasing a suffocating defense leading to multiple offensive opportunities in a runaway 57-17 victory over Stockdale Friday night at Tehachapi High School.

Tehachapi High School cross-country closed out its regular season Thursday, Nov. 14, at Hart Park in Bakersfield by competing in the SYL finals. The Warriors brought a satisfying finish to the season, running in four of the six divisions.

It was a beautiful day for a golf tournament on Saturday, Oct. 9, at the Oak Tree Country Club Golf Course. The 76 players gathered to honor our nation’s veterans for their selfless service to our country. In doing so, they were also generous with their donations to Honor Flight Kern County …

For 21 weeks, 30 young men met on a practice field 59 days. These dedicated young athletes devoted 115 and a half hours to each other in training and team building.

You can’t seem to count on the weather to coincide with the turning of the seasons these days. Call it climate change, global warming or just a shift in weather patterns. For me, I rely on the calendar to tell me when it’s basketball season, and while the month of November is reserved for tu…

The Golden Valley league outcome for the Gryphons 2002 Girls team was decided Saturday with a 2-1 win against the New Image Premier 2002 Girls team. This win was the Gryphons 2002 Girls team's eighth win in a row. The Gryphons 2002 Girls team had 38 goals this season and only allowed 13 goal…

After spending much of our week in the dark, I’m figuring about this time it’s my job to put this whole thing in perspective, or at the very least, remind people that power failures have a place in sports, too.

Leave it all on the field. If you’ve ever played football, you’ve undoubtedly heard a coach say this time and time again. But what exactly does it mean? For some it may simply mean giving your all physically until the final whistle. Others may tell you that it is more about the amount of heart you put into every play, and the moments in between the whistles.

Mountain volleyball’s season came to a close this past week in the CIF Central Section Division II playoffs against Frontier, with the Lady Warriors falling in the match, 3-1.

Traveling weekend after weekend to various cities and sometimes twice a weekend can really take a toll on life after soccer and on the players' body and mentality. The Gryphons team completed their eighth week of soccer this weekend with some wins and some losses.

Standout Tehachapi High School tennis player Catrina Hibbard recently finished a successful run in the South Yosemite League individual singles championship, taking third place overall among a field that featured some of the top players in the Central Section.