Archive - Sports Article
June 10th, 2014
Saturday was the Diamondbackâ€™s day. The Bishop Little League Majors team took a 12-2 win over the Astros in the final game of the regular season and Cal Omohondro ended his Majorâ€™s career with his 14th home run of the season.
The Astros put up a better fight than the score reflected; batters were making contact and getting on base but just couldnâ€™t string enough hits together to cross home plate.
This Saturday is a 15-year- old, time-honored tradition for families in the Eastern Sierra and beyond: the Independence Fishing Derby traditionally held on Fatherâ€™s Day Eve.
With the Derby falling on Flag Day, June 14, participants sporting the flag will get a special prize to commemorate the day.
When ice first melts off of any lake in the spring, the fish are hungry and careless so fishing is always going to be good. Right now throughout the Eastern Sierra that is exactly what is happening.
The short mild winter might have been bad for the Eastern Sierra Nevada as a whole, but it does not seem to have affected the fish. On the contrary the fishing has been great and the lack of snowfall has allowed access to some higher lakes and streams, which are inaccessible after bigger winters like we had in 2010-11.
Summary and Trail Report
With the heat wave in Southern California in full effect, the Bishop Creek drainage saw more hiking and angling visitors than normal for this time of year, a testament to great weather and great early season access. Overall the fishing was spectacular and the hiking, although a bit snowy above 10,500 feet, was excellent.
Steve Coburn moved with his family to Big Pine in the 1960s around the age of 7. He still has family here, his sister Wahnema Coburn, and roots in the little community, people who still remember him. But as of May 3, he and his horse, California Chrome, have become the buzz of the town.
The Bishop Broncos took down the Frazier Falcons for the third time this season in their home turf match up Monday afternoon.
The game was a make-up for a game scheduled for Friday, but bad weather kept the Falcons at home. Mondayâ€™s game was delayed due to a Frazier bus breakdown.
The Falconsâ€™ were last yearâ€™s High Desert League baseball champions but lost players to graduation; 2014 is the teamâ€™s rebuilding year. Bishop coach Tim Reid predicts a strong Falcon rivalry over the coming years. The Broncos were exposed to some of that potential on Monday but still got the 5-3 win in seven.
Bishopâ€™s Lady Broncos softball squad had to wait over an hour to start the second game in its series with the Frazier Mountain Falcons Monday afternoon. The Falcon teams had to be rescued from Coso Junction where they were stranded following a bus breakdown.
This seasonâ€™s history between the two teams has been decidedly one-sided, but the Falcons werenâ€™t ready to roll over and play dead in this final season contest.
After a two-week layoff, the Bishop Lady Broncos picked up where they left off in December with a big win over El Capitan High School of Lakeside at the San Diego Wolverine Shootout, Thursday. The Div. 3 Vaqueros fell to Bishop, 55-40.
Sophomore Maria Jimenez had a breakout game putting up 25 points. â€śAll the girls contributed to the victory,â€ť said coach Brian Pennington. â€śIt was a great way to start the new year.â€ť
Tournament action continued yesterday with games scheduled with the Div. 4 Templeton Eagles, currently 8-2, and the Div. 2 Ramona Bulldogs with a 7-2 record.