Archive - Oct 2012 - Sports Article
Epic. The game of the century. The stuff of which movies are made.
However you describe what amounted to the Bishop Broncosâ league championship football game against the Kern Valley Broncs, it was, incontestably, one really exciting game. For the few Owens Valley residents who havenât already heard: Bishop was behind by 3 points on Kernâs 9 yard line with one second on the game clock; a Kyle Batchelder pass sailed into the hands of Curran Simpson and Bishop won by 3 at 34-31.
Oct. 26 â Bishop 34 v Kern Valley 31
JV Bishop 7 v Kern Valley 0
The Bishop Broncos take on the Rosamond Roadrunners Thursday, 7 p.m., at home for the final High Desert League. The win over KV Friday, clinches the league championship for Bishop.
Lone Pine Golden Eagles
Oct. 27 â Lone Pine 62 v Lee Vining 22
Stats and details in Thursdayâs sports page. The Eagles end the Hi-Lo League season with 3-1 record.
Big Pine Warriors
Oct. 27 â Big Pine 6 v Immanuel Christian 36
All six Bishop Lady Bronco tennis players who competed in the CIF individual playoffs Thursday at Bishop City Park earned a slot, ranging from first place to alternate.
Senior Madi Taylor took first place with a 6-1, 6-1 win over Kern Valley and a 6-1, 6-0 win over Mammoth. Taylor faced her teammate, Ashley Lee, for first, winning 6-4, 6-1.
Lee went up against Desert, winning in a tie-breaker, then went on to beat the number one seed in the league, 7-5, 6-2, which assured her a spot in the playoffs.
Bishop boys and girls cross country teams traveled to Rosamond for a dual meet against their archrival Roadrunners.
The Lady Broncos beat the Roadrunners 21-39, led once again by sophomore Angie Flores.
Rosamondâs boys team beat Bishop 22-39. Freshman Carson Reid was the top Bronco finisher with a second place. Coach Katie Kress was pleased by Reid and fourth-place finisher Ray Ecklandâs efforts. In Bishop and Rosamondâs earlier meet, the Roadrunners swept the top five spots.
The Bishop High senior Broncos opened up Homecoming Week, Oct. 8, seriously whipping the juniors 26-0.
The strong seniors defense held the juniors to three and out on their first possession of the game. The seniors quickly put points on the board on their first drive. Senior quarterback Katelyne Lent and running back Shiloh Smith teamed up, executing a perfect reverse hand-off. Smith went the distance for a 45-yard touchdown run. Brooke Jordan completed a 2-point conversion putting the seniors ahead, 8-0.
The Lone Pine Lady Golden Eagles volleyball squad upped its game, giving Desert Christian a run for its money in Thursdayâs road game.
The Eagles fell in four, 18-25, 25-22, 15-25, 21-25, against the Knights, who are tied at 8-1 for Desert Mountain League champion with Boron. âWe played much better against Desert Christian than we did last Saturday,â said coach Mel Joseph. âOur intensity allowed us to give a better effort. We had our chances but made too many errors in our offensive execution.â
Bishop 47 v Cal City 7
JV Bishop 30 v Cal City 9
The Broncos are on the road for the next two weeks, against Frazier Mountain Oct. 19 and the Kern Valley Broncs Oct. 26.
Big Pine Warriors
Big Pine 6 v Orcutt Academy 61
The Warriors lived up to their names Friday night against a 30+ player Spartan team. Big Pine update in Thursdayâs sports page. Big Pine heads to the Pit to take on the Trona Tornadoes this Friday, then wraps up the season against Immanuel Christian for the Warriorsâ Homecoming.
Lone Pine Golden Eagles
Lone Pine 25 v Trona 48
The Bishop Broncos beat the California City Ravens, 48-7.
The football game wasnât as close as the numbers imply. Befitting a Homecoming Game, the Broncos controlled the ball, the clock, the field, everything but a couple of Ravensâ speedy, little running backs and early game drizzles.
The Ravens have improved over the last few years but not enough to make a dent in the football juggernaut that is Bishop.
Bishop City Basketball League Meeting
Bishop will be hosting a 2013 basketball team informational meeting, Oct. 23 at 5:30 p.m. in the City Council chambers. Up for discussion will be season dates, practice nights, league fees and any changes the players would like to see in the league. Team registration packets will also be available.
SRHL Needs Coaches
The Sierra Roller Hockey League is looking for coaches for Mites, Bantam and Junior Divisions.
Tourney Fundraiser for Home St. School
The Bishop Broncos JV football squad ruined Cal City Ravensâ 6-0 High Desert League record with a 30-9 win Friday night.
âWe had four first-half turnovers,â said coach Arnie Palu, âbut came back in the second half and played well.â
The Broncosâ defense held Cal City to a field goal on a Ravensâ first-half possession. Bishopâs offense answered with a J.J. Camarata interception and return for a TD, giving the Broncos the lead at 7-3.