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February 6th, 2012
The Bishop Lady Broncos basketball squad had a spectacular first half against the Kern Valley Broncs on the road Friday, but fell in the final quarter, losing by 2 points.
Bishop pulled out to an 18-14 lead in the first quarter, then extended the lead 35-25 by the half.
The Broncos cooled off in the third, letting Kern Valley back in the game. KV seriously outscored Bishop, 9-18, to draw to within 1 point going into the final quarter.
The Broncos and the Broncs exchanged the lead through the fourth.
The Broncos basketball team lost, 48-40, in Kern Valley Friday.
After a strong 3-0 start in High Desert League, the Broncos have hit a rough patch on the road.
Injuries havenât helped.Qui Barlow went out in mid-season with a knee injury and 6-foot-5 Darren Spoonhunter broke his hand in practice two days before the Kern Valley game.
Bishopâs defense against KV was strong in the second half, but the teamâs offense never really kicked in.
Kern Valley went ahead 15-0 with Bishopâs first point, a free throw from Jerry Castillo, coming with two minutes left in the quarter.
The Big Pine Lady Warriors ended a rough season Saturday night with a 52-40 loss to the Hi-Lo League-leading Baker Braves.
The Warriors have been in every league game this season, but have had difficulty maintaining momentum through all four quarters.
The loss of Alicia Peterson to injury reduced the team to six players.
âIâm proud of the way we played this game and others throughout the season,â said coach Dave Mettam. âThis teamâs character is to never quit in the face of adversity. They played tough, with class and good sportsmanship.â
The Big Pine Warriors basketball team clinched the Hi-Lo League championship with an apocalyptic, 81-41, win over the Baker Braves Saturday night, avenging the teamâs only league loss, by 2 points, early last month.
âWeâre coming together at the right time,â said coach Darrin Chirrick. âThe kids knew what they wanted (the league championship) and theyâve been relentless. Theyâve worked hard and given an incredible effort. Iâm happy for them.â
December 7th, 2011
The Bishop Broncosâ soccer team made it to the semifinals at the Palmdale Classic Tournament held at the Lancaster National Soccer Center, Dec. 2-3.
Bishop beat out their High Desert League nemesis, the Rosamond Roadrunners, in the quarterfinals on a sudden-death penalty kick.
Soccer coach John McGurke chose the Palmdale tourney specifically to test the Div. 6 Broncos against stiff competition from larger schools.
The Broncosâ first match, against Div. 5 Maranatha High from Pasadena, ended in a 1-1 tie.
The Big Pine Warriors basketball squad lived up to its name Monday night in a down-to-the-wire, 42-39 win over the Mammoth Huskies.
Big Pine went 3 points ahead of Mammoth off two free throws from Ryan Carrington. With eight seconds left in the game and three Huskies capable of hitting 3-pointers, the Warriorsâ defense held the line.
What made the win that much sweeter is the fact Big Pine had just enough athletes to take the court, 5, competing against the 9-man Mammoth team.
âWe started slow,â said coach Darren Chirrick. âWe didnât play very aggressively to keep out of foul problems.â
The Bishop Broncosâ 2011 football season came to an end Friday night in Lancaster. The High Desert League Champion Broncos lost to the Desert Christian Knights, 7-14, in the second round of CIF playoffs.
Tomorrow evening two Owens Valley high school football squads will take one more step in the CIF playoffs.
The Bishop Broncos have been there before and as the number one seed in the Northeast Division are expected to go far in the bracket. They start that process against Viewport (7-3) at 6:30 p.m. in John Schwab Stadium.
The Bishop Broncos Junior Varsity football team scored their second consecutive High Desert League championship last Thursday against the Desert Scorpions in what spectators have described as âthe game of the century.â
Both teams were undefeated in league, so the championship title hinged on the outcome. The Broncos staged a comeback in the fourth quarter but the victory came down to a blocked field goal attempt by the Scorpions.
Bishop went up 6-0 on a TD by Jose Jimenez in the first quarter but was behind 6-14 at the half.
The University of California Irvine Anteaters menâs soccer team won the Big West Championship tournament Saturday, beating UC Santa Barbara 3-2 in double overtime.
Chino Santana, former Bishop High School soccer player, was a big part of that win, scoring the Anteatersâ first goal in the first half, his fourth of the season.
Santanaâs assist in the semifinals helped propel the team into the championship match.
UC Irvine is ranked number 8 in Division 1 menâs soccer. The win gives the Anteaters an automatic berth in the NCAA playoffs.