Archive - Apr 2011 - Sports Article
Wild Wild West Run in Alabama Hills
The 33rd Wild Wild West run through the Alabama Hills in Lone Pine, Saturday, May 7 starts at Tuttle Creek Campground at 6 a.m. and ends at the Lone Pine Park.
The event includes a 50 K, a marathon, a 10-mile, a 3-mile fun run, and, to celebrate 30 years, a 15-mile run.
Fees, which include a goody bag and T-shirt, are: 50K, $75; Marathon, $70; 10-mile, $60. The cost for the 3-mile fun run is $10 but does not include the shirt.
The award ceremony will be held at 1 p.m. at the Lone Pine Park.
The Lone Pine Golden Eagles track team headed to Boron April 13 for a five-way Desert Mountain League meet.
Lone Pine competed against Silver Valley, Vasquez, Mojave and Boron.
Josafat Luna claimed two wins in the boysâ€™ hurdles events.
Emmanuel Castro took first in the 800-meter race with a time of 2:29 as well as a second in the 400.
Jareth Eatonâ€™s 5-6 high jump was a first-place effort.
Castro, Eaton and Luna were also on the boysâ€™ 400 meter relay team, along with Sawyer Entwistle. The team took second place.
Genesee Lucia placed second in the girlsâ€™ discus.
While they showed improvement, the Bishop JV softball team fell to the Rosamond Roadrunners 11- 16 last Friday.
Offensively, the Lady Broncos scored 7 more runs than they did against Kern Valley on April 12. The team also struck out only six times to Rosamondsâ€™s 11.
The stat that made the difference for the Roadrunners was the errors. Bishop recorded 10, five in the third inning alone, compared to Rosamondâ€™s four.
Brooke Callahan struck out 11, allowed 8 hits, 1 walk
Natalie Hollowell: 3 for 5, and 2 runs, 1 RBI
Yvonna Chandler: 2 for 5
The Lone Pine Lady Golden Eagles softball squad hasnâ€™t had a stellar year. The core of Eagles athletes who killed in volleyball with an undefeated league season, were spoilers right through to the semi-finals in basketball playoffs, but spring has not been kind to them.
Some of their mojo came back Saturday morning when the Eagles beat the Lucerne Valley Mustangs decisively at 19-13.
The match-up between the Bishop Lady Broncos softball squad and the Rosamond Lady Roadrunners was a 10-inning epic played out at home Friday afternoon.
Tied 9-9 at the end of seven innings, it took three more to determine the winner. The Roadrunners pulled ahead in the 10th for a 10-14 win.
â€śThe girls played hard,â€ť said coach Stacy Van Nest. â€śThey never gave up. The score and our league record (0-3) do not reflect all that our girls have accomplished. They played two ranked teams this week and challenged both.â€ť
The Bishop Broncos beat the Rosamond Roadrunners by a score of 3-1 Friday.
No, it wasnâ€™t a soccer game, it was baseball in what amounted to a defensive battle. Broncos Doug Watterson and Tanner Kruse won that battle by a margin not reflected in the score, combining for 15 strikeouts against Rosamondâ€™s Matt Francoâ€™s three.
The win catapults Bishop ahead of Rosamond for the top High Desert League spot with a 3-0 record in league, 11-2 overall.
The Big Pine Lady Warriors softball team dropped the first game against the Trona Tornados 8-14 Friday, then came back to avenge the loss with a 26-7 rout.
â€śWe should have won both games,â€ť said coach Bob Church. â€śWe gave up too many bases on balls combined with defensive errors.â€ť
Big Pine came back in the second game with a scoring drive in the bottom of the second inning to secure the second-game win.
Trisha Fortney pitched 3-2/3 innings
Anna Miller pitched the final 1-1/3 innings
Rachel Gibbons: 3 for 3, 2 RBI
Alicia Peterson: 2 for 3, 2 RBI
Track is a sport of personal bests and incremental improvement, with success measured in fractions of a second.
Despite Bishopâ€™s loss to Rosamond, April 1, both the boys and girls teams have shown that incremental improvement in the three weeks since the season opener at California City.
The Broncos boys team had their share of event winners.
Tim McMullen took first in hurdles in 18.48 seconds. The team of McMullen, Ryan Davis, Trevor Beck and Tim Pejsa won the 4x100 relay.