Archive - 2014 - Sports Article
14 Major League Baseball playoffs began with a bang on Tuesday night as the Oakland Aâs played the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. The Royals beat the Aâs 9-8 in a 12-inning marathon that featured five lead changes and ended on a walk-off single to left field that barely missed the glove of the Aâs diving third baseman. It wasnât just the best game in the three-year history of the wild card play-in game, it was one of the most exciting postseason games ever.
Before Sept. 25 Thursday Night Football, Phil Simms decided to take a small stand and not say the name âRedskinsâ during the broadcast. Pretty simple really, but it let us know exactly where he stands. A Superbowl champ and respected broadcaster, conspicuously not saying it, and just replacing it with âWashingtonâ if required by the sentence. Truth be told, he slipped and said it in the fourth quarter. But I, for one, appreciate that he tried and that he made his stance public.
The only problem with local rivalries: one team has to lose. The Lone Pine Golden Eagles and Big Pine Warriors got together Friday night to start the Hi-Lo League 8-man football season. Both came into the game, Lone Pineâs Homecoming, wanting that win after a rough pre-league run.
Big Pine got a chance to flex their muscles in the third quarter, despite the loss of their starting QB. The Warriors lived up to the schoolâs tradition of physical, tough action. But, the Eagles got the win, 66-14.
The Bishop Broncos football team ran into a brick wall by the name of the Paraclete Spirits at home Friday night, suffering their second loss of the season at 40-14.
The Spirits are huge and fast, with the bulk of the fast concentrated in running back Melquise Stovall. Paracleteâs line is impenetrable, the Spirits run the ball well and their defense played havoc with the Broncos offense.
Paraclete put up 21 unanswered points in the first half. Bishop put together a solid drive late in the first quarter with a shot at a 44-yard field goal, but the kick was wide.
The Big Pine Lady Warriors volleyball squad is on a winning streak with back-to-back 3-0 wins over the Lee Vining Lady Tigers and Thursday afternoonâs monster win over the Mammoth Lady Huskies, 3-2.
Following a shaky start to the season, the Warriors have transitioned from a young, inexperienced group of girls to a focused, hard-hitting, tenacious team of Warriors.
The Bishop Broncos tennis team hosted the Rosamond Roadrunners at the City Park courts Thursday and sent their guests home with a 13-5 loss.
Like Saturdayâs match up with Pacifica, the final match of the day went down to a tie-breaker. This time on the singles side. Tessa Wright beat Rosamondâs number one seed, Eileen Grimes, 7-1, adding to her other two wins, 6-2 and 6-3.
Bishopâs singles squad provided 9 of the teamâs 13 points with Gabi Morales and Laura Rossy both going 3-0 against Rosamond. Morales won 6-1, 6-2, 6-1; Rossy, 6-0, 6-1 and 6-2.
The Bishop Broncos football team and the crowd were up for the first home game of the season Friday night â the traditional match-up with the Mammoth Huskies.
One has to choose oneâs words tactfully. There are strong friendships and a lot of history between the two schools. As Bronco coach Bill Egan said, âIâm great friends with the Mammoth coaches; I root for them every week, except for this one game.â
But, sorry guys, the Broncos wiped up the field with the Huskies. Bishop shut out Mammoth, 50-0.
The Bishop Lady Broncos headed to Mammoth for the annual volleyball tournament last Friday and came home with the tournament championship.
âIâm happy for the program,â said coach Linda Frigerio, âhappy for the team. Itâs nice to see us getting better and better.â Over the past three years, the Broncos have progressed from third place at the tourney, to second with last yearâs team and now theyâve claimed the title. The final matches were played back to back against the Yosemite High School Badgers.
For the past few months, I have been hearing and seeing reviews for Tenkara fly fishing rods and had been hoping to give one a try. I enjoy the challenge of a new skill but I like to get all the help I can when learning it. So this past week I linked up with fly fishing guide and Tenkara instructor Pat Jaeger at Eastern Sierra Guide Service to have him show me the ropes.
Pat and I went out and threw some flies with some of his Tenkara setups on the Lower Owens River and I learned a few things about Tenkara fishing.