Archive - Apr 22, 2013
Mark Marino Mancini
Mark Marino Mancini, age 42, unexpectedly passed away peacefully in his home on April 17, 2013. A Celebration of Life service will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, April 25 at Immanuel Baptist Chapel, 1201 N. China Lake Blvd. in Ridgecrest. Pastor Bill Logan will be officiating.
Mark was born Aug. 25, 1970 in Orange County. In 1975 the family moved to Lone Pine where they owned the Scrub Board Laundromat and a citizen band radio store. Mark graduated from Lone Pine High School in 1988. While there he played football and joined the golf team.
A crew from Caltrans clears the road on Tioga Pass just in time to allow brave and hearty anglers access to high-country fishing spots during this weekendâ€™s fishing opener. Caltrans has re-opened the pass (State Route 120 West/Tioga Pass Road) to the east Yosemite Park Entrance Gate. The highway will remain closed beyond the park. â€śUsers can access S.R. 120 for recreational activities from the junction of U.S. 395 at Lee Vining up to the park entrance closure gate,â€ť a press release from Caltrans states. This partial opening is dependent on favorable weather.
Kern Valley has been in the Bishop softball teamâ€™s crosshairs since, probably, forever.
Friday afternoon at Lake Isabella, the Lady Broncos scored that long-awaited hit, taking down the Broncs, 3-1 to stay perfect in High Desert League play, tied 4-0 with Rosamond.
That tie will be broken this afternoon as Bishop hosts the Lady Roadrunners at City Park. First pitch: 3:15 p.m.
â€śWe had great pitching,â€ť said coach Stacy Van Nest. â€śWe out hit the Broncs and played solid defense. I am so proud of our team for their great effort.â€ť
Lone Pineâ€™s Lady Golden Eagles leveled the Mojave Mustangs on the road Friday with a big 17-1 win.
â€śWe came out a little flat in the first two innings,â€ť said coach Liz Jones who chalked the flatness up to the team â€śjust making the coach nervous.â€ť
Lone Pine took off in the third, burying the Mustangs with hits.
The Eagles, 3-2, are third in Desert Mountain League, nipping at the heels of the Boron at 5-0 and Vasquez, 4-1. Lone Pine heads to Vasquez tomorrow.
Samantha Riesen: 13Ks, 2 hits, 1 walk
Samantha Riesen: a single, 2 doubles, 3 steals, 3 RBI
The Bishop Broncos fell to the Kern Valley Broncs, 0-8, Friday afternoon.
Both teams are now 2-2, behind the undefeated Frazier Mountain Falcons and the Rosamond Roadrunners at 3-1. Bishop faces Rosamond at home this afternoon.
â€śWe had three hours of batting practice Saturday,â€ť said coach Tim Reid. â€śAfter a tough week, that helped get us back on track, helped us regain our confidence. Weâ€™ll be ready for Rosamond.â€ť
â€śWeâ€™re in a slump,â€ť he said. â€śWe need to start hitting the ball and take the pressure off the pitcher.â€ť
The Big Pine Lady Warriors played a tough double header against the Immanuel Christian Crusaders Friday afternoon.
The Warriors were shut out, 0-13, in game one and went down swinging at 2-20 in game two.
Big Pine took the field with only eight players. Each time the injured player, Lorena Rico, came up in the batting order, the Warriors recorded an out giving them a serious up hill battle through the afternoon.