Archive - Sports Article
October 7th, 2014
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.
A bit of wind, a dip in temps, shorter days, a spot of color here and there, a lack of children during the week â could it mean that fall is just around the corner? But first, we have the last holiday weekend of summer, Labor Day and the Eastern Sierra Tri-County Fair.
Fishing this week was on and off. Saw some nice stringers leaving the lake and some not so nice stringers. Anglers not catching fish can come on into the store and get some advice.
The Bishop Broncos football squads will start their season this Friday under a new program, one that similar sized schools have used for a while.
Both the varsity and junior varsity teams will be practicing together and partially sharing the coaching staff. âIt brings the teams closer,â said head coach Bill Egan. âSchools like Sierra Canyon and Paraclete have been using this program; it puts the emphasis on consistency and experience.â
Summary and Trail Report
Highs in the 70s and lows in the 40s and 50s with afternoon cloud cover made for a spectacular week of fishing and hiking in the Bishop Creek Canyon.
All of the passes are open with Pacific Crest Trail, John Muir Trail and Sierra High Route hikers showing up in force to resupply and grab a bite to eat before continuing their adventures in the Sierra backcountry.
Bishop Creek South Fork