Archive - Sports Article
July 2nd, 2012
After the wind died down on June 25, action at South Lake returned to a wide open bite for most anglers with limits the rule. It was surprisingly quiet up at the lake until Thursday when folks started showing up in force to take advantage of the excellent fishing.
The Department of Fish and Game stocked some real quality rainbows this week making for some happy anglers and heavier than average stringers. Best fish of the week was a 5-lb., 8-oz. trophy caught by Mike Goodwin of Glendora on a nightcrawler.
Whateverâs Clever/Sierra Reader stayed on top of the Menâs Division of the Bishop Adult Softball League with a 9-5 win over West Bishop. Rapid fire bats and even faster defense kept West Bishop at bay through six-and-a-half innings.
Clever remains undefeated in the division at 7-0; West Bishop had been knocking on Cleverâs door in second place but fell 4-2.
Two Bishop High grads have put their heads together and come up with the answer to sports trophies.
Design Your Ball, owned by former Bronco athlete Patrick Bustos with Bishopâs Jacki Kruse as the local sales manager, incorporates anything from a football to a home plate replica with personalized graphics, a unique and unbreakable memento for players and coaches.
In addition to the more traditional sports, hockey pucks, lacrosse and bowling balls are also customizable.
Defense was the deciding factor in Monday eveningâs softball game between the Native Mixed and Shirts and Skirts, both teams within striking distance of the top of the City Adult Softball Leagueâs A/B Coed Division.
Both teams were strong at the plate, but Native Mixedâs defense was quick and lethal in the 19-13 win over Shirts and Skirts.
It was the week of four-letter words â w-i-n-d, w-i-n-d, w-i-n-d â it just happened to be the same four-letter word. But you wouldnât know it Saturday morning; they were lined up at the door, out they went and back they came with limits. All in all it was a pretty weekend at the lake.
Tonight is Cancer Awareness Night at the California High School Rodeo Association Finals that continues with the second go at 7 p.m.
Locals Bodie Kruse and Haley Oney have their second go in team roping and pole bending this morning, with the performance starting at 9 a.m.
Kruse and Emily Clendenen will compete this evening in tie-down roping and pole bending.
Each performance has a full, fast-paced line up from goat tying to bull riding.
Tickets are available at the gate or the Bishop Area Chamber of Commerce.
The two teams standing at the top of the Cityâs Softball Coed C Division faced off Tuesday night. By the end of the game, the rankings had not changed. Bad Company had one more win and Show Us Your Hits added a game to their loss column.
Bad Company dominated the early innings putting Show Us in a catch-up mode. The final score: 13-8.
Brian Young scored the first run for Show Us in the top of the first, with a base on balls, rounding to home on a single from Dale Renfro.
Bad Company showed Show Us why theyâre at the top of the division with an in-the-park homer at the top of its line up.
Four area baseball players made the All-CIF list in their respective divisions.
Tyler Amisone and Jesse Chirrick, Hi-Lo League champion Big Pine Warriors, were named All-CIF for Division 7.
Bishop Broncos Tanner Kruse and Keith Tatum made All-CIF in Division 6. The High Desert League champion Broncos were undefeated league.
Two hundred seventy runners took a tour of the High Sierra, Saturday May 19, competing in the 19th Annual Bishop High Sierra Ultra-Marathon.
According to race director Marie Boyd, the run was âa most successful presentationâ with no snow on the higher reaches of the course and perfect spring weather.
The runners competed in one of four endurance events: the 20-mile Fun Run, 50K, 50 miles or 100K (62 miles). Thirteen states and Canada were represented among the competitors.
Big Pine Middle School athletes were recognized for their athletic achievements last month.
Outstanding Playmaker Award: Kelby Chirrick
Best Offense: Dominick Santiago
Best Defense: Jacob Bacoch
Best Lineman: Juan Meza
Most Improved: Will Argyle, Brian Hambleton
Best Offense: Sienna Gutierrez
Most Improved: Morning Star Lent
Coachâs Award: Jessica Barlow
Best Defense: Gena Lewis
Best Offense: Little Eva Lent
Most Improved Player: Bailey Morgan
Coachâs Award: Morning Star Lent