Archive - Mar 18, 2011
A fire that broke out west of Big Pine prompted wide-spread mandatory evacuation orders Friday evening.
Details on the movement of the fire are scarce. The blaze was first reported shortly before 4 p.m. California Highway Patrol officers at the scene at about 5 p.m. reported that the Bernasconi Center had not been damaged, but a wood shed at Palisade Glacier High School had been burned.
By 6 p.m. Friday, U.S. 395 was closed from Bishop to Independence with reports of the fire threatening to jump County Road west of the highway.
Soccer has been described in terms of elegance and beauty, a chess game in constant motion. Soccer is primarily a playersâ€™ game rather than a coachesâ€™ game. It requires an almost intuitive sense of team â€“ no huddles, no plays called in by a coach, Itâ€™s all up to the players.
Maybe it was that characteristic of the game that helped foster this yearâ€™s junior varsity girls soccer teamâ€™s spirit. The JV Lady Broncos, all 28 of them, attracted the attention of opposing teams, coaches and tournament directors during the season for their enthusiasm and spirit.
The Lone Pine Golden Eagles ended last weekendâ€™s baseball tournament at Yerington, Nev. with a split decision: two wins on Friday and two losses to Wittle High, the 2010 Nevada state champions on Saturday.
Greg Green was the winning pitcher in the Eaglesâ€™ 8-2 victory over Smith Valley, striking out six.
On the hitting side, Michael Palsrok went 2 for 2 with 3 runs; Michael Cappello was 2 for 2 with a triple, 3 runs and 3 RBI. Umberto Romero was also perfect at the plate with 3 for 3.
The conditions were cold and windy for Wednesdayâ€™s league golf match.
Despite the conditions, Lone Pineâ€™s Casey Sullivan came in with the low score, a 73 on the par 71 Bishop Country Club course.
The Bishop Broncos topped the seven-team match with a 389, 64 strokes below second place Frazier Mountain.
Bronco Brendon Shibley placed second with a 76; Ryan Church, third with a 77; Daniel Johnson, fourth, 78; Ben Ono and Joey Medora, tied for fifth with 79; Matt Ono finished 15th with a 91.
Lone Pineâ€™s Neil Bhakta placed eighth, shooting an 83.