Archive - May 20, 2013
The Bishop Broncos fell to the Malibu Sharks, the number two ranked baseball team in CIF Division 6.
Bishop made the drive down Thursday, knowing they were the underdog. The good news, though the players may not have thought so on the long drive back from the coast, was the score: 6-10. The Broncos did Bishop proud, staying in the game despite a 1-8 deficit going into the fifth inning.
Malibu retired its pitcher in the fifth, then had to sit through the final three innings wondering if the decision was wise as the Broncos methodically chipped away at the Sharksâ€™ lead.
The Lone Pine Golden Eagles Track and Field team finished its season on a high note as the athletes reached the medal podium three times at the Desert Mountain League Finals, held at Antelope Valley High School the first week in May.
Competing against nine teams, Lone Pineâ€™s Alec Garcia took first place in the 400-meter sprint, qualifying for the CIF championship prelims.
If there were two words to sum up Mule Days events, those words would be â€śfunâ€ť and â€śskill.â€ť
Thatâ€™s how Mule Days got started. In the spring of 1969 the High Sierraâ€™s pack industry was off to a late start due to a wet winter that left the backcountry snowed in well past May. To knock the dust off the saddle and get pack teams â€“ both equine and equestrian members â€“ prepped for the summer pack season, local packers decided to have some fun and show off their skills.
Mule Days is reaching out to the younger generations this year by introducing a number of new events exclusively for residents and visitors in the under-25 age group.
According to organizers, those who are working behind the scenes to make Mule Days happen have been involved for a number of years â€“ some since the beginning in 1969 â€“ and fresh blood and fresh ideas have been harder to come by.
Jerrod Niemann, the feature at Thursday eveningâ€™s Mule Daysâ€™ main arena concert, is the real deal, with a ton of what he calls â€śdirt road cred.â€ť
An early-morning fight in the Bishop McDonaldâ€™s drive-thru Sunday sent one man to jail and another to the hospital.
Bishop resident Eric Carl Brooks, 24, is being charged with alleged battery causing great bodily harm and violation of misdemeanor probation and is being held at Inyo County Jail on $30,000 bail. The alleged victim, an unidentified male subject from Apple Valley, is being treated at Loma Linda Hospital with major injuries, including head trauma.
For more on this incident, see Tuesday's edition of The Inyo Register.
Residents and visitors are encouraged to stop by one of Bishop's newest businesses today, BizShip at 475 W. Line St. #A, to take part in the official grand opening celebration.
Hot dogs and light refreshments are being served, and there will be prizes handed out until 3 p.m.
BizShip is co-owned by Andy and Sherry Perkins and is the first Federal Express Ground store for the Owens Valley.