Archive - Sports Article
April 2nd, 2012
Friday afternoon was not a bright spot for Lone Pine Golden Eaglesâ fans.
The Boron Lady Bobcats leveled the Lady Eagles softball team 3-14. The baseball match-up wasnât much better with a 9-15 loss for Lone Pine.
The combination of strong Boron teams and errors from Lone Pine was fatal.
âOur offense was good,â said baseball coach Chris Riesen, âwe just have to work on our pitching and defense. Weâre a competitive team but not an overpowering team. We canât make mistakes. We had too many walks and too many errors.â
Despite strong winds and tough terrain, the Bishop Broncos golf team came away from Desert Highâs home course with a win.
Brendon Shibley medaled with a 79, followed by Raimundo Huarte in second with an 82.
Bishopâs team score, 423, was 95 strokes below second-place Kern Valley and 101 strokes below host Desert.
âConditions were windy,â said coach Shirley Ono, âwith tough pin placements and sloping greens. Short or spinning approach shots onto the many elevated greens were unforgiving and punitive.
âThe Broncos played well and displayed smart shot-making given the conditions.â
The Bishop JV softball team took on the Lee Vining varsity Lady Tigers last Thursday in a lop-sided 0-10 loss.
âWe had to adjust our defense and offense due to injuries and illnesses,â said coach Patty Cummings. The timing couldnât have been worse as Lee Vining always fields strong teams.
âTailer Marks did a great job at shortstop as did Tiarney Andreas at catcher and Tamia Shoshone on the mound,â Cummings said.
Shoshone struck out six, had two walks; the Broncos defense committed four errors.
Hunter Safety Course
A hunter safety course will be co-hosted by Bill Eddy, local game warden Shane Dishion and the City of Bishop.
The class will be offered April 16-19 from 3:30-5:30 p.m. at the Home Street Middle School.
For more information, or to register, call (760) 873-6973.
Blind Bogey/Trout Derby Fundraiser for Ryker
Saturday, April 14 is the day for the Ryker Carr Blind Bogey/Trout Derby Dinner and Raffle to be held at the Bishop Elks Lodge.
The derby runs from sun-up until dinner at 6:30 p.m. with the weigh-in beginning at 4 p.m.
The Bishop Lady Broncos JV softball team scored a 9-2 win over Burroughs at Ridgecrest Saturday, ending the day with a loss in game two.
âThe girls played the best Iâve seen them play so far,â said coach Patty Cummings. âThe umpire even commented on how great the first game was for both teams.â
Shelby Logan started Bishopâs scoring drive in the first inning with a single. Sacrifice flies by Mariah Brooks and Korina Toledo moved Logan into scoring position and Tiarney Andreasâ single brought her home.
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.