Archive - 2011 - Sports Article
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, Itâs all up to the players.
Maybe it was that characteristic of the game that helped foster this yearâs junior varsity girls soccer teamâs 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 weekendâs 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 Wednesdayâs league golf match.
Despite the conditions, Lone Pineâs 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 Pineâs Neil Bhakta placed eighth, shooting an 83.
Dufort Constrsuction: 7
Coach Tim Talbot
Goalie Nathan Coakley, 35 of 39 saves
Coach Darrell Davis
Daniel Klemenic: 30 of 37
Holland & Allred: 8
Coach Shelby Jordan
Dustin Waasdorp: 35 of 40
Alpine Paint: 5
Coach Albert Branca
Brendon Shibley: 27 of 35
Phillips Camera: 4
Coach Andrew Stevens
Jon Hecht: 25 of 26
Dufort Construction: 1
Coach Tim Talbot
Nathan Coakley: 27 of 31
Whiskey Creek: 14
Coach Luis Roberts
Cullen Aukee: 13 of 24
Bar-B-Que Bills: 11
Coach Shelby Jordan
Marty Tiernan: 22 of 36
Nightown Trucking: 5
The Bishop High School and Barlow gymnasiums were the sites of basketball games, every hour on the hour, last weekend. The event: the Bishop Indian Sports Clubâs 41st All Indian Menâs and Womenâs Basketball Tour-nament, with teams from all over the West in attendance.
The tourney started Friday evening and ended with championship games Sunday afternoon.
Katelyn Lent was crowned tournament queen at the Friday night opener.
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Lady Broncos Boarders sweep
Bishop Highâs womenâs team swept the slalom races down an icy âFascinationâ last Friday in the third divisional snowboard race with five of the six Lady Broncos finishing in the top 10.
In the morning, Jocelyn Crockett placed third overall; Angela Bell, sixth; Kelsey Nikolaus, seventh; Haley Pennington, eighth; Rebecca Borin, 10th and Brooke Ross, 11th.
The Lady Broncos did equally well in the afternoon race with Nikolaus finishing in second place, Crockett in fifth, Bell in seventh, Pennington in eighth, Borin in 10th and Ross in 12th place.
The Bishop Broncos are playing tough and strong, but still fell to the Frazier Mountain Falcons, 65-76, Tuesday night.
The Falconsâ biggest weapons were Andrew Penner, who couldnât miss from beyond the 3-point line and, Nick Pilgram who leads the High Desert League in scoring with over 21 points a game.
âWe just couldnât stop Pilgram,â said coach Jon Michener. âWe were scoring, but the Falcons owned the boards.â
Bishop pulled out to an early 9-2 lead off field goals from Cy Scott, Cody Rigney and a 3-pointer from Anthony Tucker.
The Bishop Broncos delivered a double whammy at Frazier Mountain Tuesday with wins for both the girls and boys soccer teams.
The Lady Broncos victory sent Bishop to the top of the High Desert League.
The Broncos scored in the first minute on a great pass from Alex Tillemans to Eva Bohg who fought off several defenders and blasted the ball into the net.
âThis was a good win for us,â said coach Tim Freeman. âThe girls were up for the game. Any time you can get out of the bus and score in the first minute â it takes the edge off the game.â
Bishopâs Lady Broncos scored a decisive 44-33 win over the Frazier Mountain Lady Falcons Tuesday night on home court.
The Broncos are now 4-3 in High Desert League play with back-to-back wins. Bishop has a chance to avenge an earlier loss to Kern Valley tonight at home before going on the road for the final week of league action.
Katelyn Lent got the Broncos off to a good start with a 3-pointer early in the first quarter.
Bishop pulled out to an early lead, finishing off the first quarter with an eight point advantage at 15-7.
Golden Eagles 65 vs Boron Bobcats 73
The Eagles were just a point behind going into the fourth quarter. Lone Pine pulled ahead by 4 points, but the Bobcats rebounded to take the win.
âIt was one heck of a game,â said coach Scott Kemp.
Michael Cappello: 18 pts., 10 rebounds
Gabe Galindo: 17 pts.
Umberto Romero: 16 pts., 10 rebounds
Neil Bhakta: 6 pts.
Seth Gilmore: 5 pts.
Mike Palsrok: 3 pts.
Lady Golden Eagles 57 vs. Lady Bobcats 31