Archive - Sep 2010 - Sports Article
In its final tune-up before Hi-Lo play begins, the Lone Pine football team fell, 35-14, to Rolling Hills Prep Saturday.
The Eagles made key defensive stops against the Huskies, who are ranked fourth in the CIF Southern Section for big schools, but struggled on the offensive end.
Rolling Hills got on the board in the final three minutes of the first quarter. A few plays later the Eagles recovered the ball around the Huskiesâ€™ 40.
Bishopâ€™s football team kept its perfect record alive Friday, beating Rim of the World, 31-21, for the first time in school history.
The Broncos jumped ahead quickly against the Fighting Scots, whom theyâ€™ve played six times before, but Bishop slipped in the second half by allowing Rim back into the game.
Bishop took a 10-0 lead after the first quarter and added 14 points to its lead before the first half was over.
The Fighting Scots started chipping away at the Broncosâ€™ lead in the second half after capitalizing on a turnover by the special teams.
In the Bishop football teamâ€™s home opener, the Broncos jumped ahead early and never looked back, beating Western Christian, 51-6.
Bishopâ€™s defense was able to pin the Lancers in their own territory much of the night, allowing the Broncosâ€™ offense to have good field position.
â€śIt was phenomenal,â€ť Bishop coach Bill Egan said of his teamâ€™s defense.
The Broncosâ€™ special teams defense fueled its offense in the opening minutes of the game as Kiko Gonzalez blocked a Lancers punt and dove on the loose ball in the end zone, scoring the Broncosâ€™ first touchdown of the game.
In one of its last tune-ups before Desert Mountain League play begins, the Lone Pine volleyball team won the Bronze Bracket Championship at the 21-team California City Tournament this weekend.
The Lady Eagles struggled against three tough teams in pool play Friday, going 0-2-1.
Lone Pine faced Santa Clarita Christian in its first match and lost, 18-25, in both games. The Lady Cardinals went on to take first in the Silver Bracket.
In the Lady Eaglesâ€™ second match, they played Desert, who placed third in the Gold Bracket and beat Lone Pine 25-4 and 21-25.
Big Pineâ€™s football team endured a third-quarter comeback attempt by Hesperia Christian Saturday to win 56-26.
The Warriors took a big lead early using their no-huddle spread attack.
Big Pineâ€™s first score of the game came when Isaiah Bacoch hit Jesse Chirrick for a touchdown.
Soon after Chirrickâ€™s score, Tyler Amisoneâ€™s interception led to another touchdown for the Warriors, who took a 13-0 first-quarter lead.
A record-setting 106 runners and walkers participated in the 30th Annual Tioga Pass Run held Sunday, Sept. 12.
The race was marked by spectacular weather as morning temperatures were in the low 50s with calm winds. The great weather provided the backdrop for running from an impressive field.
Olympic marathoner Ryan Hall shattered the course record, set in 1986, by nearly 8 minutes. Hall ran the 12.4 mile (20K) course, which gains 3,164 feet feet in elevation, in 1:20:57, at an average pace of 6:53 minutes per mile.
Bishopâ€™s Dan Yarborough followed Hall by 13 minutes.
In a cross-county preseason rumble, the Lone Pine volleyball team swept Bishop Tuesday.
Despite the Lady Eagles winning three straight games, the Lady Broncos made a fight out of the third game.
But in the first game, Lone Pineâ€™s hitting and serving overpowered the Lady Broncos. Serving was key for Lone Pine as the Lady Eagles were 63-65 from the service line.
The Lady Eagles came out on top, winning the first game, 25-13.
Lone Pine jumped ahead, 6-1, in the second game. Bishop fought back, cutting the Lady Eaglesâ€™ lead to 2.
But Lone Pine extended its lead to 13-6 with an 8-0 run.
Lone Pineâ€™s football team may have fallen against Tonopah, 24-51, in its first game of the season, but the Eagles didnâ€™t quit after struggling in the first quarter.
â€śThe effort was the biggest positive,â€ť said first-year Lone Pine coach Chris Riesen, â€śThey didnâ€™t give up after we got down.â€ť
The Eagles fumbled the ball three times and trailed 22-6 after the first quarter.
Lone Pine settled down in the second quarter and held the Muckers to a touchdown.
Late in the second half, the Eagles took control and they outscored Tonopah, 12-9, in the fourth quarter.
In a back-and-forth battle that took the full strength of the Big Pine football teamâ€™s roster, the Warriors toppled Lancaster Baptist, 33-27, Saturday.
â€śIt was a hard-hitting game,â€ť said Big Pine coach Mark Tillemans. â€śThey (Lancaster Baptist) took our punches and didnâ€™t give up.â€ť
Big Pine jumped ahead early, but two special teams breakdowns allowed the Eagles to get back in the game.
After going ahead, 13-0, in the first quarter, the Warriors quickly added to their lead in the second quarter, taking a 19-0 lead. But the Eagles didnâ€™t quit, as they ran back the kickoff for a touchdown.
In their opening game of the season, the Broncos football team showed why they are ranked No. 1 in the Northeast Division as they downed Linfield Christian, 38-6, Friday.
With the victory, Bishop ended the fifth-ranked Lionsâ€™ 15-game winning streak that started last season.
The Broncos were in control from the beginning as they took a 24-0 halftime lead.
â€śI was particularly impressed with the intensity of the boys,â€ť said Bishop coach Bill Egan.
Bishop used a ground attack to devastate the Lionsâ€™ defense. The Broncos rushed for 326 yards as a team.