Archive - Jun 22, 2011
Grace Speakman raced her way into first place in the Youth Womenâ€™s Overall division at The 100â€™s MC Classic dirt bike race May 28 in Spangler Hills. The Bishop 13-year-old comes from a long line of desert racers and has been competing for two years. Her 2010-11 seasons include top fives in every race she entered.
Itâ€™s not too late to sign up for this weekendâ€™s One-Pitch Tournament held at Bishop City Park this Saturday and Sunday.
Proceeds from the tournament will go towards memberships at the Bishop Bullpen for underprivileged athletes.
The format on Saturday is a round robin. Sunday is a single-elimination run for tournament champion. Each team is guaranteed four shots at the gold.
Play starts at 8 a.m. each day. Saturday ends at midnight; Sunday action will go until 2 or 3 p.m.
Teams interested in participating, call Willy Pasquel at (760) 937-2019.
Families turned out in droves for the annual Independence Fishing Derby last Saturday.
The day started on the water and ended in Dehy Park for the weigh-in, a silent auction and music, followed by prizes for big trout and bigger stringers.
1st â€“ Matt Sanchez (El Cajon), 3 lbs.
2nd â€“ Schuyler Gingrich (Covina), 2 lbs., 9 ozs.
3rd â€“ Tracey Dallarosa (Coronado), 2 lbs., 5 oz.
1st â€“ Shane Hansen, 2 lbs., 14 oz.
2nd â€“ Mitch Mandic (Moorpark), 1lb., 11 oz.
The game may not have counted, but that didnâ€™t stop Bad Company and Red Thunder from going at it Tuesday night in the City of Bishop Softball League, Co-ed B Division.
Red Thunder forfeited the game for lack of enough women in the line-up. According to protocol, there was no winner. But, unofficially, Thunder rained on Bad Companyâ€™s parade with a strong comeback in the open seventh inning.
Bad Company jumped out to an early lead when Mike McDonald hit a 2 RBI single off Red Thunder pitcher Rodney Barlow.