November 26th, 2012
Independence churches and community members got together to celebrate Thanksgiving in the holidayâs original tradition of giving and helping without expectation of personal reward.
The traditional holiday dinner was served to more than 100 locals at the annual Independence Community Thanksgiving Dinner at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 18 in the Owens Valley School multi-purpose room.
As federal land managers continue investigating the theft of several priceless, Native American artifacts from an area north of Bishop, residents have an opportunity to help protect culturally sensitive sites in the future and possibly even help capture those responsible for the recent crimes.
The Eastern Sierra Interpretive Association announced it is accepting donations that can be used for a number of projects, from ongoing monitoring to apprehending the thieves who used rock saws and pry bars to steal several prehistoric works of art from the Volcanic Tablelands north of Bishop.
With Thanksgiving left-overs wrapped up in the fridge, Inyo County residents can now turn their attention to a cornucopia of Christmas-related community events being held this weekend through Dec. 24.
The Bishop Broncos soccer squads started pre-league play Monday, Nov. 19 at Littlerock, north of Palmdale, with mixed results.
The Lady Broncos JV trounced the Lobos, 7-0; the varsity won, 1-0.
The Broncos had a rough start with the JV squad dropping the game 1-3 and the varsity doing the same 0-4.
Varsity coach John McGurke lost six starters from a strong 2011-12 team and is still in the process of reconfiguring his 2012-13 squad.
Bishop Broncos v Littlerock Lobos
Monday, Nov. 19
Lady Broncos Varsity, win 1-0
Junior Varsity, win 7-0
Broncos Varsity, loss 0-4
Junior Varsity, 1-3
THIS WEEKâS GAMES
Bishop Lady Broncos
Tuesday, Nov. 27
JV and Varsity at Lee Vining, 5 and 6:30 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 30
Home against Mojave Mustangs, 6 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 30
Home against Mojave Mustangs, 7:30 p.m.
Lone Pine Golden Eagles
Tuesday, Nov. 27, at Immanuel Christian
Lady Eagles, 5 p.m., Eagles 6:30 p.m.
Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, Hawthorne Tournament
Big Pine Warriors
Runners flew through the streets of Bishop Saturday, Nov. 17, for a good cause and a turkey. The 10K and 5K run started and ended at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church Hall.
The Turkey Trot is an annual fundraiser for St. Stephenâs Catholic Mission in Big Pine. Winners brought home Thanksgivingâs main course.
Turkey Trot Winners
Menâs 10K: Dan Yarborough
Womenâs 10K: Rachel Cokeley
Oldies but Goodies
Menâs 5K: Greg Smith
Womenâs 5K: Laura Smith
Menâs 5K: Glen Cokeley
Womenâs 5K: Corrie DelGiudice
Womenâs 5K Young Adult: Psalm DelGiudice
If youâre Lone Pine High and coming into the basketball season off an OK previous year, and youâre facing Kern Valley Broncs â a bigger school, more competitive league, better record â realistically, you just hope for a decent showing.
The Golden Eagles did that Tuesday night, and then some.
The boys team came within 4 points of a win, at 59-63. Charging back from a weak third quarter, Eagles starters Michael Cappello and Brad Greene fouled out with four minutes on the game clock. Lone Pine held on but had lost its edge under the net.
Lady Eagles lose, 23-37
The Bishop Union High School tennis team sent four Lady Broncos to the Ford Southern Section CIF Individual Champion-ships held in Claremont on Nov. 19.
Together the girls were able to collect a total of 12 games. âThe competition is very tough when at this level,â said coach Patty Cummings. âThere have been times when we have not won any games so I was extremely impressed with how determined these four girls were this year.â
The doubles team of Katie Tanksley and Tessa Wright lost in two sets â 3-6, 0-6 â against the number one doubles team from Yucca Valley
Bishopâs Lady Broncos basketball team kicked off its 2012-13 season on the road against the tough Division 3A Burroughs Burros of Ridgecrest.
The Broncos lost 41-51but started strong in the first quarter. Tamia Shoshone, Brooke Callahan and Shiloh Smith led the scoring effort.
Katelyn Lent dropped in 7 points in the second quarter with Callahan and Smith contributing 2 each. The Broncos defense was worn down by the more than ample subs from the Burroughs bench.
Although the Broncos out-scored the Burros in the second half, they were just out-manned by the home team bench.