The 2019 So Cal Level 5-10 and JD Division 1 State Gymnastics Championship was held March 15-17 at Crossroads Gym in Santa Monica. In attendance were 11 of Perfect 10’s Competitive Boys Team members. At this competition, all 11 gymnasts had the opportunity to qualify to the 2019 Men’s Region…

Warrior softball continued their winning ways last week, taking 3 of 4 games in a jam-packed schedule, starting Monday with a game at home against league rival Golden Valley. It took a while for the offense to get going, as the Warriors held on to a slim 2-0 lead into the bottom of the fifth.

Former Tehachapi High School softball standout Erin Askins has been named Rookie of the Week of the Liberty League for her contributions to the 19th-ranked Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute softball team. RPI is located in Troy, N.Y., near the capitol city of Albany, and competes in the NCAA …

Liberty High School hosted the prestigious Patriot Games on Thursday, April 11. It is an elite meet in the area where athletes have to qualify to participate. Even with a tough season for Tehachapi High for training with the inclement weather, the Warriors still managed to have 33 individual…

Tehachapi Valley Wrestling Club has been busy with local Bakersfield mat action. TVWC competed March 30 at the KCWA Rebel Rumble hosted at South High School with 13 wrestlers bringing home medals.

The Jacobsen Middle School track and field season is off to another great start. The team participated in the Ridgecrest Junior Olympic Track Meet on March 30.

When it comes to policy, not much good normally comes out of the Bay Area; those of us who have lived in this state long enough understand that. However, I’m never one for shorting credit where credit it due, and for the first time in recent memory, the Bay Area might be on to something.

The Tehachapi Valley Recreation & Park District has come together with the Warrior Booster Club to put on the Warrior Challenge, sponsored by Aspen Builders Inc. The race will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 18 at Philip Marx Central Park.

The drought may be over for California, but all the rain and snow this winter and spring has caused a drought of a different sort for Warrior softball. After having their first home game delayed by three and a half weeks, one tournament delayed, another canceled outright, and several home ga…

The Tehachapi High School Lady Warriors varsity basketball team held their team awards banquet last week as they honored a historic season which included the school’s first South Yosemite League championship and first-ever win in the CIF state playoffs.

Chalk this one up to social media once again getting it wrong, or at least blowing it completely out of proportion. Long before the ability to record every waking moment for later playback, review and outrage, we lived much simpler and rational lives. Sometimes I wish it were still that way.

Tehachapi mountain bike team had its second race of the season March 16 and 17. There were 990 Southern California riders registered. Our team brought home one fourth-place medal and one fifth-place medal and once again many top finishers. Heritage Oak School received a second-place award fo…

Last week I watched one of my alma maters and former broadcast gigs make history. My college team, Point Loma Nazarene University, clinched the NCAA Division II West Regional Men’s Basketball Championship and punched their ticket to the Division II Elite Eight in Evansville, Ind. In the Divi…

I’m not about to join the $500 billion lawsuit filed by a parent who felt her child was denied access to college as a result of the admittance of fake athletes scandal uncovered last week by the FBI. This included several high-profile universities, among them and the closest to us, Universit…

Tehachapi High School Track and Field split up again as the Frosh/Soph boys and girls teams traveled to Bakersfield High School to compete in the Frontier Frosh/Soph Relays, while the Varsity boys and girls of THS traveled to Taft to participate in the Wildcat Invitational.

The rain and snow clouds parted long enough last week for the Tehachapi Warriors softball team to finally play a pair of league match-ups. After a previous week of two canceled home games and a postponed Bakersfield Driller tournament, the team was understandably anxious to get back on the field.

Tehachapi High School boys golf has started the 2019 season, beginning the year at the North High tournament at North Kern Golf Course. The THS team competed against eight other Bakersfield high schools and finished in third place.

Friday evening, dozens of people sat in their warm homes under a heavy rainfall. They repetitively checked the forecast for the next day’s wavering rain prediction, with a 40 percent chance of rain to 60 percent, then 70 percent to 50 percent and high and low it went. They had committed to h…

Even with inclement weather, Tehachapi High School's Track and Field season got underway. The Frosh/Soph boys and girls team were at Liberty High School on March 6 to compete in the Kern Frosh/Soph Invite. The Varsity boys sent a fraction of their team to compete in the Kern Invite, also at …

Spring has almost sprung, and that means the Tehachapi Warriors softball team is back in action for a new season. Despite a slew of game cancellations due to all of our wet weather, the Warriors finally took to the field on Wednesday, Feb. 27, for a pair of games at the North Lead-Off Classi…

The weekend of Feb. 23 and 24, Tehachapi mountain bike team had their first cross-country mountain bike race of the season. Thirty-four Tehachapi students went head to head against 1,057 riders from Southern California and brought home a third-place medal along with many top finishes.

I went down this road after football season, but I feel it’s customary to write something similar now that the Tehachapi basketball season has come to an end. Having completed my first season as the public address announcer for Tehachapi basketball, I owe everyone a heartfelt thank you, beca…

The Tehachapi Lady Warriors may have had their season come to an official end with an 81-43 loss at Oak Park in the second round of the CIF Division IV State Playoffs, but not before Tehachapi accomplished one more historic feat this season, defeating Hillcrest (Riverside) 55-49 on Feb. 26 f…

Local Tehachapi BMX racer Jeremy Ireland earned his 10th win in the Novice Class racing at Metro BMX in Bakersfield on Feb. 24. Jeremy, 30, will now move up in proficiency to the Intermediate Class.

Perfect 10’s Competitive Boys Team competed at the SCMGA North Conference Championships on Sunday, Feb. 17, at Victory Gymnastics in Newbury Park. All of Perfect 10’s boys team members met the qualifying placement to be eligible to compete at state championships.

Following the Lady Warriors' loss in the Central Section Division II semifinals, one could probably ask a lot of questions. First, how is a school like Tehachapi playing Bakersfield High, a team with more assistant coaches on the bench than the Warriors have players? Or, what is a school wit…

It’s been a banner week for Tehachapi home basketball. The crowds were great, the support hit the next level and for the Lady Warriors, that helped them advance to the CIF Central Section Division II semifinals.

A potentially historic season for the Lady Warriors was given a shot in the arm with a pair of home playoff wins last week. Now, Tehachapi Lady Warriors have advanced to the CIF Central Section Division II semifinals for the first time ever, where they will face Bakersfield High on Tuesday.

Tehachapi Valley Wrestling Club competed in the South Section Valley Qualifying Tournament in Porterville on Feb. 10. TVWC had 20 wrestlers putting their skills to the test with 17 of them qualifying for the Masters tournament.

The Lady Warriors wrapped up the soccer season "leaving it all on the field." Unfortunately, their passionate play was not rewarded with a win in the last five games.

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.