Archive - Nov 16, 2010
Bishop AYSO teams won six of their age-level division championships at the Kit Carson Area F soccer tournament in Carson City, Nov. 6-7.
â€śBishop AYSO has spent the past five years developing their youth soccer training programs beginning at U5 level,â€ť said Joe Griego, AYSO regional referee administrator. â€śThe depth of young talent has produced great success across all age groups. For the first time, Bishop teams have won championships for both boys and girls Sierra division at U12, U15, and U19 levels.â€ť
The Big Pine Warriors advance to the second round of CIF playoffs with a 34-20 win over the Calvary Baptist Cougars Saturday afternoon.
The Cougars played tough, meeting the Warriors TD for TD. With a 21-20 fourth-quarter score, Ryan Carringtonâ€™s interception turned the tide, kicking the Warriors into high gear.
â€śIâ€™m very pleased with the outcome,â€ť said coach Mark Tilleman. â€śThe kids put themselves in this position (in the playoffs) and they came through.â€ť
Local law enforcement is trying to contact every household in the county to be sure it has the means to notify all residents of disasters or emergencies in their communities.
The Inyo County Sheriffâ€™s Department tested its CodeRED Emergency Notification System Nov. 4, and is now asking any resident who did not receive an automated call to contact the Sheriffâ€™s Department and have their phone number added to the system.
With the advent of the holiday season comes the approach of the internationally acclaimed Independence Fruitcake Festival.
In addition to hosting and showcasing dozens of homemade fruitcakes and eggnog selections, organizers have added a new spin to this yearâ€™s event, scheduled to kick off at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 19 in the American Legion Hall in Independence.
Complementing the 2010 theme, â€śAmericaâ€™s Got Fruitcakeâ€ť theme, organizers are inviting all Fruitcake Festival attendees to showcase their talents.
By Mike Bodine
A series of small brush fires in the Bishop area over the weekend and past couple weeks have been attributed to arson. According to the Inyo County Sheriffâ€™s Department, three residents linked to the crimes were taken into custody Sunday.
The suspects charged with alleged arson and conspiracy to commit arson are Thomas Stone, 18, Jared Manga, 18, and one 16-year-old juvenile, all three from Bishop. Bail for Stone and Manga has been set at $250,000.