Archive - Sports Article
May 21st, 2012
The Big Pine Warriors lived up to their names Friday afternoon with a 2-1 win over the Academy of Career and Exploration Eagles in round one of the CIF Division 7 baseball playoffs.
The Warriors take on the New Roads Jaguars on home field this afternoon. The Jags finished the season as Coastal League champions, advancing to round two with a 23-2 win over Public Safety Academy.
The Santa Monica school has an enrollment eight times that of Big Pine, but theyâre not Warriors.
Bishop Bronco Brendon Shibley and Lone Pineâs Casey Sullivan moved on to round two of the CIF individual golf tournament, making the cut at Mission Lakes Golf Course Monday.
Sullivan, Shibley and Bishop golfers Joey Medora and Sean Mitton represented High Desert League on the par 71 Desert Hot Springs course.
The players were competing against a cut at 79 strokes. Sullivan finished with an impressive 2-over par at 73, Shibley with a 78 to qualify for the next round.
According to Lone Pine coach Terry Fenske, Sullivan made an eagle putt, putting him 1-under par.
As the dust settles on regular league play, the Bishop Lady Broncos JV softball team stands alone at the top of the High Desert League standings with a 9-1-0 record, 16-6-1 overall.
The single league loss was to Kern Valley, by 1 run.
The final win over Desert, 8-3 on May 10, marked the end of the JV teamâs season.
âDesert played great defense,â said coach Patty Cummings, âleaving us scoreless at the bottom of the first, so the girls knew they needed to be aggressive at the plate, and thatâs what they did.â
Last fall, the Hi-Lo League football champion Lone Pine Eagles were punted out of the playoffs by a huge, brutal Excelsior Education Center team.
It took a few months, but the Golden Eagles struck back with a 4-2 win over the Excelsior Eagles in the Wild Card bracket of the CIF baseball playoffs.
âWe were solid defensively,â said coach Chris Riesen. âIt was one of our better games. We put everything together and Michael (Cappello) threw well.â
Lone Pine travels to Pasadena today for a match-up with the Poly Pasadena Panthers, the 2011 Division 6 champions.
Bishopâs Lady Broncos beat the Nuview Bridge Knights, 9-8, in the final inning of the Division 6 CIF playoffs Wild Card round Tuesday.
The Broncos travel to the coast this afternoon to take on the Carpenteria Warriors, Frontier League champions.
The Knights took an early 4-1 lead in the first inning. At the end of four innings, the Knights were ahead 2-8, but the Broncos kicked their game into high gear.
âWe had a big 6-hit inning,â said coach Stacy Van Nest, âthen the Knights couldnât stop our momentum.â
Eastern Sierra Rugby Club was tougher on defense in its rematch with the Belmont Shore club, but still fell in its final game of the regular season, March 31.
The Jacks matched the same number of points, 12, scored against Belmont during their first meeting and held the top ranked team to 16 fewer points.
The 46-12 loss puts the Jacks into an equally tough first playoff berth, on the road April 21.
Bishop Broncosâ Booster Bunco
The Bishop Broncos Booster Club will hold its annual Bunco event, Saturday, April 28 at 6 p.m. at the Tri-County Fairgrounds.
Tickets are $20 and are available from most coaches or contact Stacy Van Nest at (760) 873-4275 ext. 226. The Boosters are also accepting donations for silent auction items.
Bishop Tennis Club Looking for New Members
With its Spring Tournament coming up April 21, the Bishop Tennis Club is encouraging new memberships with reduced tourney rates.
Challenger Sports will be holding its British Soccer Camp in Bishop, June 18-22 and July 9-13 at Bishop City Park.
The camps run from Monday through Friday and each child will be coached by a member of Challengerâs team of British soccer coaches.
Challengerâs new coaching syllabus provides an innovative daily regimen of foot-skills, moves, juggling, tactical practices and daily tournament play.
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