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The Lone Pine Golden Eagles basketball teams got their first test against the Kern Valley Broncs last Tuesday, Nov. 26.
The Eagles pulled out a 60-56 win; the Lady Eagles fell, 58-21.
âWe were a little cold in the first half,â said Eagles coach Scott Kemp. Kern led by 4 at the half, but the Eagles came back behind impressive offensive rebounds and put-backs by Brad Greene.
Kemp acknowledged that the Broncs have âa couple of good shooters who made some amazing baskets.â But, when a team only has one shot at the basket, itâs tough to win the game.
This yearâs Bishop Lady Broncos basketball team will make its debut tonight in a home game against the Lone Pine Lady Golden Eagles.
The basketball squad had a landmark year in 2012-13, going deep into the CIF playoffs before losing in the third round. The mental strength of the team was evident in Bishopâs 51-50 win over Bishop Diego.
Scott Kemp is a happy man.
The Lone Pine basketball coach was probably described as âhappyâ at this time last year. He had a troupe of freshmen, all more than 6 feet tall, a couple of juniors with speed and ability and the veteran senior Michael Cappello who went on to claim a Desert Mountain League MVP spot. The Golden Eagles went deep into CIF playoffs, finally falling in the quarterfinals to the eventual division champion, Rio Hondo Hares.
The Bishop Broncosâ football first round CIF Central Section playoff game against the Chavez High School Titans will kick off at 6 p.m. tomorrow in Delano. The game will be broadcast on KBOV FM radio.
The Bishop Lady Broncos ran head long into a pride of tenacious, skilled volleyball Cougars from McFarland High Tuesday night.
The game was the first round of the CIF Central Section volleyball playoffs; Bishop lost 3-2.
âIt was a great match. We were just out-played,â was coach Linda Frigerioâs simple explanation.
âThey were a good team,â she said. âWe were well-matched but I think we had better skills. They (the Cougars) have grit and tenacity and an unconventional style of play.â
Late last month, Augie Hess was at his second home, the Bishop Country Club golf course, hole 8 to be exact. He teed off and watched his golf ball veer to the left, then arc toward the flag. He and his buddies went to the green to finish out the hole. Hess assumed his ball had flown over the green; nobody could find it until someone suggested, âLook in the hole.â There it was, nestled in the cup like a little poached egg.
In the final volleyball game of the High Desert League Thursday at home, Bishopâs Lady Broncos faced off against Rosamond with the league co-championship, shared with Frazier Mountain, on the line.
Seven players on Bishopâs Lady Broncos tennis team headed into the Central Valley for the CIF individual championships Friday, Nov. 1.
Of those seven, doubles partners Bronwyn Stephenson and Taylor Stoll advanced to the second round, a rarity for Bronco players.
âI have been attending individuals for quite a few years,â said coach Patty Cummings, âand rarely does a team from Bishop ever make it to the second round. Itâs quite an accomplishment for Taylor and Bronwyn and I am very proud of them.â
Thursdayâs final High Desert League football game wonât make the Bishop Broncosâ 2013 highlight reel.
For a team accustomed to not just winning but blowing the competition out of the water, this has been a rough year. You can talk about life lessons until youâre blue in the face and it doesnât make the situation any more palatable, maybe in a few years, but not Thursday night.
The competition in Lone Pine volleyballâs Desert Mountain League was intense this year with the final seeding for CIF playoffs coming down to a coin toss.
Unfortunately, the coin did not flip in the Lady Eaglesâ favor, nor did their final DML league game Wednesday evening.
The Eagles hosted the Mammoth Huskies who needed the win to end the season in a three-way tie for league champion with Desert and Desert Christian. Mammoth got the win, 3-1.