Coming off a solid weekend performance at the Palmdale Classic tournament, the Bishop Broncos soccer team took on LaSalle last night in the teamâ€™s only home game of the pre-season. The Broncos lost their first two games at the Classic last Friday to Knight (2-0) and Quartz Hill (2-1) but rallied with two wins to reach the finals of the consolation bracket, losing again to Quartz Hill (2-1). Bishop will be looking to the leadership of seniors Danny Lopez, Angel Aranzubia (5, above) and Alberto Olvera (27, above) who have all started every Bronco game since they were freshmen.
Round Valley Elementary School held the 37th Annual Ken Baker Basketball Tournament Saturday, Dec. 1 at the Bishop High Schoolâ€™s Gus Klekas Gymnasium.
Competing against eight teams from Inyo and Mono counties, the Home Street Middle School boys team came away with the championship, followed by Mammoth Middle School in second and Big Pine taking third place.
Other teams included a second Home Street team, two teams from Round Valley, one from Lo-Inyo School and a team from Bridgeport.
After a non-start to their basketball season, the Bishop Broncos are off and running with wins over Mineral County on the road Tuesday.
Bishopâ€™s home-opener against the Mojave Mustangs, scheduled for last Friday, was cancelled when U.S. 395 was closed to high-profile vehicles due to high winds.
The Lady Broncos are now 1-1, following a loss to the Div. 3A Burroughs Burros and a 51-35 win against the Serpents.
The Broncos beat the Serpents 49-42, a solid win for a young team.
â€śFor the first game of the year,â€ť said coach Ben Arcularius, â€śI thought the team performed well.â€ť
The Lone Pine Golden Eagles have survived pre-league basketball and head into Desert Mountain League action tomorrow at Silver Valley.
The Lady Eagles are picking up their offense; the Eagles need some fine-tuning but both teams show a lot of promise.
After a strong showing at the Hawthorne Tournament last weekend, the Lone Pine Golden Eagles basketball squad headed to Ridgecrest for a rematch against the Immanuel Christian Crusaders Tuesday.
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Bishop Union High School sophomore Sabrina Stone stands with her grandmothers last Thursday, Nov. 29, in the Bishop Tribal Chambers after being sworn in as the new Miss Bishop Paiute Tribe. She is wearing a crown beaded by Tammy Andrade. Stone was appointed to the post by the Tribal Council, which has been filling the position either by appointment or pageant since 1993. Stone will be the Tribeâ€™s representative at various local, state and national tribal and cultural events, and will be coordinating a community service project focusing on a reading program for tribal youth.
The local and even international climbing communities have joined the effort to bring attention to the recent thefts and vandalism of ancient, irreplaceable rock art, and hopefully bring those responsible to justice.
Bay Area resident and climbing enthusiast MaryKate Meyerhoffer created a Facebook page dedicated in part to raising money to supplement the reward being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for stealing and permanently damaging several Bishop-area petroglyphs.
Lone Pine resident â€śRattlesnakeâ€ť Dave Haas saw a need in the community and took it upon himself to meet that need by purchasing a long-vacant building and pouring his own resources into it to create a community center.
In what has been described as Haasâ€™ typical no-nonsense, philanthropic style, he purchased the old Schatâ€™s Bakkery building at the northwest corner of Main and Holt streets in Lone Pine this spring and has been working to renovate the building into a facility that can be used for a number of different events.
Community members in Lone Pine have rallied together to ensure that Santa Claus comes to town for the communityâ€™s annual Christmas Parade.
The Lone Pine Chamber of Commerce, Healthy Communities of Southern Inyo and Caltrans District 9 are currently working to get all their ducks in a row to ensure the Lone Pine Christmas Parade comes to fruition, albeit a week later than originally scheduled, Saturday, Dec. 15, on Main Street.