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Round Valley Elementary School held the 37th Annual Ken Baker Basketball Tournament Saturday, Dec. 1 at the Bishop High Schoolâs Gus Klekas Gymnasium.
Competing against eight teams from Inyo and Mono counties, the Home Street Middle School boys team came away with the championship, followed by Mammoth Middle School in second and Big Pine taking third place.
Other teams included a second Home Street team, two teams from Round Valley, one from Lo-Inyo School and a team from Bridgeport.
After a non-start to their basketball season, the Bishop Broncos are off and running with wins over Mineral County on the road Tuesday.
Bishopâs home-opener against the Mojave Mustangs, scheduled for last Friday, was cancelled when U.S. 395 was closed to high-profile vehicles due to high winds.
The Lady Broncos are now 1-1, following a loss to the Div. 3A Burroughs Burros and a 51-35 win against the Serpents.
The Broncos beat the Serpents 49-42, a solid win for a young team.
âFor the first game of the year,â said coach Ben Arcularius, âI thought the team performed well.â
The Lone Pine Golden Eagles have survived pre-league basketball and head into Desert Mountain League action tomorrow at Silver Valley.
The Lady Eagles are picking up their offense; the Eagles need some fine-tuning but both teams show a lot of promise.
After a strong showing at the Hawthorne Tournament last weekend, the Lone Pine Golden Eagles basketball squad headed to Ridgecrest for a rematch against the Immanuel Christian Crusaders Tuesday.
The past few days have been painfully quiet in terms of Owens Valley high school sports.
The Bishop Broncosâ match-up with the Mojave Mustangs, scheduled for this past Friday, was cancelled when high winds closed U.S. 395 to high-profile vehicles, which included the Mustangsâ bus.
The balance of area athletes were on the road honing their skills in tournament play.
Bishopâs basketball squads are on the road to Mineral County today. The end of this week, both varsity teams will be participating in tournament action.
Lady Warriors overwhelm
The Big Pine Lady Warriors clobbered the Mammoth Huskies on home court Tuesday night, skating to a decisive 52-25 win.
Junior Sheyanne Wilder led the scoring with 43 points, nearly twice the total Husky effort. The Warriorsâ defense was aggressive; Wilder shared big rebound numbers with Kaity Barlow at 20 and 15 respectively.
The Bishop Broncos soccer squads started pre-league play Monday, Nov. 19 at Littlerock, north of Palmdale, with mixed results.
The Lady Broncos JV trounced the Lobos, 7-0; the varsity won, 1-0.
The Broncos had a rough start with the JV squad dropping the game 1-3 and the varsity doing the same 0-4.
Varsity coach John McGurke lost six starters from a strong 2011-12 team and is still in the process of reconfiguring his 2012-13 squad.
Bishop Broncos v Littlerock Lobos
Monday, Nov. 19
Lady Broncos Varsity, win 1-0
Junior Varsity, win 7-0
Broncos Varsity, loss 0-4
Junior Varsity, 1-3
THIS WEEKâS GAMES
Bishop Lady Broncos
Tuesday, Nov. 27
JV and Varsity at Lee Vining, 5 and 6:30 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 30
Home against Mojave Mustangs, 6 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 30
Home against Mojave Mustangs, 7:30 p.m.
Lone Pine Golden Eagles
Tuesday, Nov. 27, at Immanuel Christian
Lady Eagles, 5 p.m., Eagles 6:30 p.m.
Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, Hawthorne Tournament
Big Pine Warriors
Runners flew through the streets of Bishop Saturday, Nov. 17, for a good cause and a turkey. The 10K and 5K run started and ended at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church Hall.
The Turkey Trot is an annual fundraiser for St. Stephenâs Catholic Mission in Big Pine. Winners brought home Thanksgivingâs main course.
Turkey Trot Winners
Menâs 10K: Dan Yarborough
Womenâs 10K: Rachel Cokeley
Oldies but Goodies
Menâs 5K: Greg Smith
Womenâs 5K: Laura Smith
Menâs 5K: Glen Cokeley
Womenâs 5K: Corrie DelGiudice
Womenâs 5K Young Adult: Psalm DelGiudice
If youâre Lone Pine High and coming into the basketball season off an OK previous year, and youâre facing Kern Valley Broncs â a bigger school, more competitive league, better record â realistically, you just hope for a decent showing.
The Golden Eagles did that Tuesday night, and then some.
The boys team came within 4 points of a win, at 59-63. Charging back from a weak third quarter, Eagles starters Michael Cappello and Brad Greene fouled out with four minutes on the game clock. Lone Pine held on but had lost its edge under the net.
Lady Eagles lose, 23-37
The Bishop Union High School tennis team sent four Lady Broncos to the Ford Southern Section CIF Individual Champion-ships held in Claremont on Nov. 19.
Together the girls were able to collect a total of 12 games. âThe competition is very tough when at this level,â said coach Patty Cummings. âThere have been times when we have not won any games so I was extremely impressed with how determined these four girls were this year.â
The doubles team of Katie Tanksley and Tessa Wright lost in two sets â 3-6, 0-6 â against the number one doubles team from Yucca Valley