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June 6th, 2011
The Special Rodeo is a rodeo within a rodeo.
Scheduled for Thursday, June 16 at 6 p.m., in the middle of the California High School Rodeo Associationâs state finals week at the Tri-County Fairgrounds, the Special Rodeo focuses on giving cowboys and cowgirls with special needs a chance to compete in modified rodeo events.
The CHSRAâs Special Rodeo allows high school rodeo athletes to work one on one with children in a rodeo where all contestants become champions.
More than 290 runners registered for the 18th annual Bishop High Sierra Ultra-marathons, held on May 21, beginning and finishing at the Millpond Recreational Park.
Runners travelled from all over the United States, Canada, United Kingdom and Australia to participate in the 20-mile Fun Run, 50K, 50-mile and 100K events.
Proceeds from the race benefit the Northern Inyo Hospital Foundation, which will be very involved in projects at the new Hospital building. This yearâs donation will bring the total funds raised from the last 16 races to over $105,000.
The Bishop Broncos junior varsity baseball team ended their season with a 15-10 win, May 10, over the Rosamond Roadrunners, clinching the High Desert League JV championship with a 7-0 league record.
Cameron White pitched 3 innings with 3 strikeouts, 4 walks and 6 hits
Ray Huarte pitched 4 innings, had 4 walks and gave up 4 hits.
Graysen Hess: 3 for 4 with a double and 2 singles
Karl Olsen: 2 for 4 with a grand slam homer and a single
Chris Frohreich: 2 for 4 with 2 singles
Cory Thomson: 2 for 4 with 2 singles
Ray Huarte: 2-3 with 2 singles
Friday afternoon, the Bishop Broncos played for pride; the Frazier Mountain Falcons played for third place in High Desert League and a spot in the CIF baseball playoffs. Pride won out.
The Broncos ended their season with a perfect 10-0 record after the 13-3 victory over the Falcons in Frazier.
âI was so proud of the team all week,â said coach Tim Reid. âEverybody was drained both physically and mentally.â
The Frazier Mountain game was the third away game in five days for Bishop.
The Bishop Lady Broncos softball teams came home from Rosamond Tuesday with a JV win and a varsity loss.
The final league games will be played today against the Desert Scorpions.
It took just five innings for the JV team to beat the Roadrunners, 15-4.
The trouncing went a long way to avenge the Broncosâ 16-11 loss to Rosamond in mid-April. That loss was the last defeat for the Broncos who head to the final league game today at Desert with a 6-2 record, 14-3 overall.
The Bishop Broncos travelled to Rosamond Tuesday for a rematch with the Roadrunners. The game was pivotal, assuring Bishop the High Desert League championship and, potentially, keeping the team in the top four for CIF baseball playoffs.
The Broncos clinched the first with a 7-3 win over Rosamond. The playoff schedule will be announced Sunday. The Broncos have one more league game, an away match today with the Desert Scorpions who have yet to see a win in league play.
The Bishop Lady Broncos softball team lost a tough game, 0-8, to the Kern Valley Lady Broncs Friday.
âYou have to score to win,â said coach Stacy Van Nest. âUnfortunately, we couldnât get past second base.â
Pitcher Megan Erwin, while on the mound, got hit hard by the ball in the fourth inning, but finished the game.
The Broncos fall to 3-5 in High Desert League, 9-10 overall.
The final two league games are on the road, at Rosamond today and Desert Thursday.
The first two innings of Friday afternoonâs baseball match up between the Bishop Broncos and the Kern Valley Broncs were scary close.
Kern Valley jumped out to a 1-4 lead in the second inning. Bishop was plagued with weird errors until the third inning when the real Broncos nine took the field and a 5-4 lead.
âWe fielded 11 players Friday,â said coach Tim Reid, âand every one made a huge contribution. It was a total team effort.â
The Bishop Lady Broncos softball teams both came up with wins over California City Friday. The varsity won 1-0; the junior varsity 19-3.
âWe were short handed,â said varsity coach Stacy Van Nest, âtraveling with only 11 girls. The win took all 11 and they gave it everything they had.â
According to Van Nest, the lone run was deceptive. âWe had several hard hits into the wind,â she said, âso our run doesnât really show how well we were hitting.â
Megan Erwin pitched 7 innings, 10 strikeouts, 0 walks, 2 hits
Katelyne Lent: 1 for 3
Megan Erwin: 1 for 3
re a bit of a surprise to the Bishop Broncos in early April when the two met at Bishop High. The Ravens took an early lead before the Broncos got on track and came from behind in the fifth inning to win the first High Desert League game 9-4.
There was no surprise in Fridayâs rematch in Cal City. The Broncos came home with a 16-1 win and are still on top of the league standings.
âWe played terrific defense,â said coach Tim Reid. âChance Callahan and Schain Thomson were both outstanding.â