Archive - Mar 2011 - Sports Article
Eastern Sierra Sliders Host Reining Clinic
Sandy Day will be conducting reining clinics at the Indian Creek Ranch, April 9-10.
Day has raised, trained and taken horses to the finals in major NRCHA and NRHA events and will share her knowledge with locals. Morning and afternoon sessions will be limited to five riders each for a total of 20 slots over the two days. Riders fee is $60 per session; auditors $20 a day.
For more information and sign-ups, call Happy Nelson (760) 872-2034 or Cory Buffington (760) 937-1781.
City of Bishop
In an effort to get as many games under the Lady Broncosâ€™ belts before the High Desert League softball matches start April 5, Broncos coach Stacy Van Nest contacted Burroughs to set up a game for last Friday.
The outcome was valuable experience but a 3-11 loss to the tough Ridgecrest team.
â€śWe put the ball in play,â€ť said Van Nest, â€śbut just needed to string more hits together and be more solid on defense.â€ť
The game went a full seven innings. Burroughs held Bishop to one run through five innings.
Murphyâ€™s Law could be applied to the Bishop Broncosâ€™ match-up with the Burroughs Burros Saturday. With the exception of a few moments of great Broncos baseball, everything that could go wrong â€¦ you know the rest.
Too many Broncos stranded on base, too many errors, too many walks, but coach Tim Reid found the silver lining in the 8-5 loss. â€śI was proud of the way the team battled,â€ť said Reid. â€śWe shouldnâ€™t have even been in the game,â€ť he said in reference to the tough Burros, a team that had leveled Rosamond 20-4 in a pre-league game March 22.
After a 25-year absence, the Return of a Classic Event will make its debut in California City with the running of the California City Gran Prix, April 15-17.
This event was once a major attraction in the deserts of Southern California, but then it went away. The then promoter decided to retire and requirements surrounding the desert became even more difficult to meet.
in CIF All-Star Game
Christian Hernandez, representing the Bishop soccer team in the All-Star CIF senior game, scored the only goal for the Div. 6/7 squad as they took on the Div. 5 All Stars.
Hernandezâ€™s finish was a beautifully placed header from the penalty spot over the keeper late in the first half. The Div. 5 team ended up winning 3-1 but Hernandez played well in his last game as a high school student.
Big Pine Warrior Marissa Lemus and Lone Pine Golden Eagle Nicole Tweedy were named All-CIF in girls basketball in their respective divisions.
The Bishop High track teams got a split decision at their first dual meet at California City, March 10. The girls pulled off a decisive 61-33 win over 10 events. The Cal City Ravensâ€™ boys team snuck past the Broncos, winning the meet 68-59.
The Lady Broncos recorded a win in each of their events.
The Broncos took firsts in the 400-meter, 300-meter and 100-meter hurdles, long jump and shot put.
1st: Michelle Case, Natalia Gonzalez, Katie Shipkey, Mandy Fuller, 56.12
1st: Dana Grevenkamp, Mandy Fuller, Katie Shipkey, Shelby Dolim, 4:56.0
Bishopâ€™s snow sport teams came back from the state finals at Northstar with South Division II championship banners.
The California Nevada Interscholastic Ski and Snowboard Federation brought together 32 teams to the Lake Tahoe ski area, March 7-11.
Bishop was on top of league standings at the end of the four-meet season at Mammoth Mountain; the Division II championships were the icing on that cake.
Four Broncos snowboarders competed in the menâ€™s championship slalom and giant slalom races.
Soccer has been described in terms of elegance and beauty, a chess game in constant motion. Soccer is primarily a playersâ€™ game rather than a coachesâ€™ game. It requires an almost intuitive sense of team â€“ no huddles, no plays called in by a coach, Itâ€™s all up to the players.
Maybe it was that characteristic of the game that helped foster this yearâ€™s junior varsity girls soccer teamâ€™s spirit. The JV Lady Broncos, all 28 of them, attracted the attention of opposing teams, coaches and tournament directors during the season for their enthusiasm and spirit.
The Lone Pine Golden Eagles ended last weekendâ€™s baseball tournament at Yerington, Nev. with a split decision: two wins on Friday and two losses to Wittle High, the 2010 Nevada state champions on Saturday.
Greg Green was the winning pitcher in the Eaglesâ€™ 8-2 victory over Smith Valley, striking out six.
On the hitting side, Michael Palsrok went 2 for 2 with 3 runs; Michael Cappello was 2 for 2 with a triple, 3 runs and 3 RBI. Umberto Romero was also perfect at the plate with 3 for 3.
The conditions were cold and windy for Wednesdayâ€™s league golf match.
Despite the conditions, Lone Pineâ€™s Casey Sullivan came in with the low score, a 73 on the par 71 Bishop Country Club course.
The Bishop Broncos topped the seven-team match with a 389, 64 strokes below second place Frazier Mountain.
Bronco Brendon Shibley placed second with a 76; Ryan Church, third with a 77; Daniel Johnson, fourth, 78; Ben Ono and Joey Medora, tied for fifth with 79; Matt Ono finished 15th with a 91.
Lone Pineâ€™s Neil Bhakta placed eighth, shooting an 83.