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Despite a 52-41 loss in the regular-season finale that cost the Lady Warriors the outright South Yosemite League championship, Tehachapi was still awarded the fourth seed in the upcoming CIF Central Section Division II Playoffs and could have two home games in their quest for a CIF Championship.

Senior Meghan Daffern joined a host of other Kern County athletes this past week signing a National Letter of Intent to continue their education and playing careers at a four-year institution.

Trailing by six points with just 44 seconds remaining in regulation, everything fell into place Friday night for the Tehachapi Lady Warriors in an improbable 59-55 overtime win at home against Bakersfield Christian.

Autumn Cote, of Bear Valley Springs, has been invited to participate with Team USA in the Women's Armlifting World Championships in St. Petersburg, Russia, in May. Cote will be competing in the women's 60 kilogram weight category, the competition's lightest.

The Warriors had a tough week in back-to-back losses. On Wednesday, Jan. 16, they hosted league best Ridgeview (lost 4-1 - OT) and traveled to West on Friday to take on the Vikings (lost 3-0). Despite the scores, the Warriors were definitely "in" both games and had multiple opportunities to …

Lady Warriors Golf held its annual awards dinner last week to honor the team for their 2018 League Championship and to dole out multiple individual honors.

The Lady Warriors remain just a game back of first place in the South Yosemite League as they look toward the second half of league play after a pair of wins last week against Ridgeview and West.

There’s some debate as to who actually first used the term “defense wins championships.” Of course, ask any “expert” on our pal the internet and you’ll receive a variety of “expert” opinions. This famous quote was actually a two-parter, which some associate with the legendary Bear Bryant of …

Tehachapi Valley Wrestling Club wrestler Michael Murillio competed in the USA Folkstyle Showcase Tournament Jan. 5 in Anaheim.

With South Yosemite League play opening for the boys and girls Warriors basketball teams this week, the season starts to count with new impact, the games more important than ever.

On Dec. 21, Five EMB Martial Arts students received their Black Belts in the style of “Eclectic Mind and Body,” which is a martial art that combines techniques from several traditional martial arts styles and rolls them into one solid self-defense system.

The good news is 2019 has arrived and we’ve finally put 2018 to rest. Not sure if it’s just me but, as far as the sports world is concerned, I’m happy to hang a fresh calendar on my wall, or for a more-current reference, I’m happy to see a new year in my calendar app.

Tehachapi Valley Wrestling Club took a small group to one of Central Valley Youth Wrestling Association's toughest tournaments, the California Republic. TVWC traveled to Corcoran both Dec 15 and 16 to challenge their wrestlers.

The final stretch of games before the holiday break saw both the Warriors and Lady Warriors squads drop their South Yosemite League openers last week before embarking on an action-packed slate of non-league and tournament games.

As I watched SpaceShipTwo ascend into history from my office window in Tehachapi last week, I couldn’t help but get excited about space travel once again. I’ve always been geeked out about the concept, maybe because I grew up in the NASA shuttle program-era and every launch and landing was a…

The Ladies Golf Club held its Annual Awards Luncheon at the OTCC on Saturday, Dec. 1. Awards and yearly winnings were presented to many of the 39 ladies in attendance.

For the Lady Warriors, their lone game of the week against the Highland Scots was a chance to continue the strong start to the season and assure their control over the home court. After a 10-0 run to start the game, neither was in doubt last Monday night.

When it comes to being a fan, pardon me for not being one of the replica-jersey-wearing superfans who hang on every move said player’s name on my back is making. It’s never really been my thing and as I get older, I’m happy it never was.

The Lady Warriors clearly listened to their coaches since their opening pre-season match last week. They were aggressive and composed in their home opener on Friday, Dec. 6, posting a 4-1 win over desert rivals Burroughs High School.

The Lady Warriors varsity soccer team unveiled this year’s team on the road against the Roadrunners of Rosamond High School in a pre-season matchup on Tuesday, Nov. 27 with a tough 4-0 loss.

The Lady Warriors opened their season by steamrolling Kennedy High School last week 51-29. Then the momentum continued as Tehachapi won their home opener two nights later against Centennial before finishing second at the Scots-Golden Hawks Winter Warmup Tournament Championship in a 5-1 week.

The junior varsity Braves basketball team went 3-2 last week with a 60-42 win over Kennedy in their home opener Tuesday night.

I’m happy to report that both Tehachapi varsity basketball teams managed to live up to some of the hype I was throwing their way last week as the season opened. Believe me, I usually have the opposite effect on these sorts of things, so when the Warriors went 2-2 on the week and the Lady War…

Tehachapi Valley Wrestling Club started its season Nov. 6 with an impressive number of Tehachapi area youth wrestlers. There are 26 boys and girls for the kindergarten to first grade group, 25 boys and girls in the 2-5 grade group and 10 middle school competitors.

Tehachapi High cross-country brought its season to a close Saturday as the Warriors traveled to Woodward Park in Fresno to compete in the Division IV Central Section finals. Taking only the varsity 7 for both boys and girls teams, THS represented Tehachapi and its school with valiant effort …

Tehachapi boy’s and girl’s varsity basketball hit the court for a pair of scrimmages last week with both the Warriors and Lady Warriors off to promising starts.

I’ve always accepted the fact that sports and politics carry on hand in hand. Some of the most successful political leaders shared an athletic background. The great Vince Lombardi once said “running a football team is no different from running any other organization — an army, a political pa…

When new head boy’s basketball coach Moe Cramer set out to build his first team with the Warriors, he brought an important piece with him from his freshmen team a year ago. He’s a critical player to the Warriors this season, a key factor in “the perfect storm,” as Cramer describes his first …

Gathering at Hart Park in Bakersfield, Warrior cross-country returned from last week's county championships to compete in the SYL finals on Thursday, Nov. 8 to run on the same 2- and 3-mile course. The Warriors ended up taking home nine individual medals on the day.