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March 28th, 2012
Belmont Shore Rugby Club came to Bishop last Saturday for its first match with the Jacks and left town with a 62-12 victory.
Belmontâs win assures the Long Beach team first place in the North section of Division IV of the Southern California Rugby Football Union.
The more experienced Belmont team scored three times in the first 21 minutes of play, most of the damage inflicted by their powerful number 8 who slashed through the Jacksâ defense with tackle-breaking runs.
Three Bishop athletes medaled at the Fifth Annual Mammoth Winter Biathlon last Saturday. Anthony Sears (l) placed fourth with 13:22 in the 11- to 12-year-old group; Spencer Reid (c) finished second in the 9- to 10-year-old category with 17:39 and also in the 11- to 12-year age category, Clifton Yarborough finished 5th with 14:20. The Mammoth event is the largest biathlon in North America, combining cross country skiing and rifle shooting. The event was sponsored by the Eastern Sierra Nordic Ski Association.
The Bishop Lady Broncos logged an 11-3 win over Vasquez Saturday at the Lancaster Tournament and a 10-0 shutout of Louisville in an impromptu scrimmage.
The Broncos got to Lancaster two hours before their first scheduled game against Vasquez to find that their second opponent, Desert Christian, was a no show, leaving the Louisville Royals from Woodland Hills idle.
Bishop volunteered to play Louisville in a scrimmage format, then donated pitcher Megan Erwin when the Royalsâ pitcher suffered arm problems during warm up. Erwin and Kellie Tiner rotated between teams for six innings of play.
When is a split doubleheader a good thing? When itâs the Bishop Broncos baseball team up against the Burroughs Burros in Ridgecrest.
Bishop beat Burroughs Saturday 3-1, then lost the second game 0-1 in what is usually a humbling test for the Broncos in pre-league.
âThis is the best weâve played all season,â said coach Tim Reid.
Curran Simpson saved the win with a diving out at second base.
âKeith Tatum (Broncoâs catcher) had an awesome game one,â said Reid, ânot only on his calls to Scott but he threw two outs on stolen base attempts.â
The Baker Valley Braves were no match for the Big Pine Warriors in either baseball or softball doubleheaders Friday afternoon.
By the time the dust had cleared, the Warriors had clobbered the Braves 10-2 and 11-0. The Lady Warriors overpowered the Lady Braves 19-2 and 22-2.
To the Bravesâ credit, this is the first time since the late 1980s Baker Valley has fielded a softball team. With a bench of 20, the team has no where to go but up.
The match-up of the Bishop Broncos and Lone Pine Golden Eagles baseball teams Tuesday afternoon wasnât exactly the exhilarating cross-county contest anticipated.
The Broncos whooped the Eagles 9-2. The Eagles kept it close until the bottom of the fifth inning when Bishop went on a 5-run tear.
This yearâs Bishop team is, basically, the same team that went to the CIF semifinals in 2011; the most notable missing body being Aaron Puls who turned into the home run king toward the end of the season.
The Big Pine Warriors were the only Owens Valley baseball team to survive the Yerington Tournament last weekend with a perfect 4-0 record.
To date, the Warriors are 4-0 on the road and 0-2 at home.
Coming off the tournament, Big Pine faced the Coleville Wolves at home Tuesday afternoon and lost by a nose, 7-8, in extra innings.
The Warriors had to fight back from a 0-4 deficit, pulling even in the fourth inning and securing the lead in the fifth. The Wolves answered with the tying run in the seventh and the winning run in the ninth.
The Big Pine Lady Warriors softball squadâs last series of games has been the antithesis of their baseball counterparts with a winless Yerington tournament, then a runaway win over the Coleville Lady Wolves Tuesday.
But first, the good news. The Warriors walked their way to a 23-6 win over Coleville.
With a total of 27 walks and four hit batters, the Warriors definitely made lemonade out of lemons; the 23 runs were scored on only four legitimate hits.
The Warriorsâ pitcher, Trisha Fortney, went all seven innings with 4 hits, 4 strikeouts and 12 walks.
The Lone Pine Golden Eagles whooped the Trona Tornadoes at home, March 7, then traveled to Trona and did the same Monday afternoon.
The softball Lady Eagles won 11-3; the baseball Eagles won 13-3.
Samantha Riesen struck out the first three batters of the game, setting the tone for the Eaglesâ defense.
Deserae Coats finished off on the mound with two strikeouts and a strong defense behind her.
âRachel Martin made a nice double play at second,â said coach Liz Jones.
The Lady Broncos JV softball squad went 2-1-1 at last weekendâs Yerington Tournament. The wins were routs with huge margins of 16-2 and 19-6
Bishop tied Lee Vining, 2-2 and was behind in its final game with Yerington when it was called at the tourney time limit.
âThe tournament really helped the girls to gain experience and get ready for league play,â said coach Patty Cummings. âIt gave us a chance to see all the girlsâ strengths so we can put them together to make winning combinations.â