Archive - Sports Article
October 28th, 2011
The Bishop Broncos Cross Country teams dominated the Desert Scorpions on their home course at Tungstens Hills Wednesday.
The boys won 15-48 taking the top six spots with Wyatt Walsh leading the pack in his first race win at 19:37. The girls, running against an incomplete field of Lady Scorpions, remain undefeated in High Desert League. Jackie Garcia recorded her first win of the season in 23:28.
The Bishop Lady Broncos tennis squad hosted Desert for a rematch.
Desert won 10-8, with Bishopâs singles taking 5 wins and the doubles, 3.
Madi Taylor and Ashley Lee each won two of their three sets; Taylor 3-6, 6-3, 6-0; Lee 1-6, 5-1, 6-2.
Ricki Willey lost to Desertâs third and first seeds but won against the Scorpions number 2, 5-1.
In doubles action, Katie Tanksley and Karen Hinek won the only two sets, 6-3 and 6-1.
Hope McIndoo and Tara Gardner played through their sixth tie-breaker of the season but lost 6-7. Jenelle Rafferty and Kelli Pfeiler lost their doubles matches.
Friday nightâs game at John Schwab Field was all Bishop. The Broncos trounced the Frazier Mountain Falcons handily, 42-0.
The Falcons were missing two of their wide receivers, limiting their options and opening them up to the strong Bishop defense. That, and the Broncos played a good game. âWe played good defense against Cal City,â said Egan. âWe played good defense and offense against Frazier. We keep improving.â
The Lone Pine Golden Eagles havenât lost their luster. With the 55-20 win over the Immanuel Christian Crusaders Friday, the Eagles are undefeated at 7-0 with nothing between them and Lone Pineâs first Hi-Lo championship but the Lee Vining Tigers, Nov. 4 at home.
Coach Chris Riesen gives the credit to his players, mostly seniors who know the game and are giving 100 percent.
The Fourth Annual Ultimate Cowboy Trail Challenge enjoyed much improved weather this year but sunshine did not diminish the challenging nature of the course.
Horses, mules and donkeys competed in the event put on the weekend of Oct. 8-9 by Linda Laird of the Double L in Bishop and Kris Keeler of JKK Performance out of San Dimas.
Of the top 10 riders, six were locals.
Jay Joseph from Santa Barbara took the championship on his 7-year-old Belgium cross gelding Stout, with a near-perfect ride.
Joseph won $1,000, a hand-crafted photo album, bridle, trophy and the coveted blue ribbon.
Broncos JV takes down Ravens, 34-8
The Bishop Broncos JV football squad came home from Cal City with a 34-8 win to start High Desert League play at 1-0.
The JV teamâs overall record is 5-1.
âOur defense was outstanding,â said coach Arnie Palu. The D accounted for two of the teamâs TDs: Ryan Lent returned one interception for a touchdown and went on to pick-off two more Ravens passes. Noah Stevens also returned a pick for a 95-yard score.
David Tanksley pulled down the fifth interception.
Other scoring drives: Carl Olsen, Clyde McCoy and Thomas Montoya.
The Bishop Lady Broncos tennis team faced the Kern Valley Broncs, Thursday, and came away with another tight loss, 10-8.
The Broncosâ singles and doubles both took four matches.
Doubles team of Hope McIndoo and Tara Gardner, once again, kept it exciting with two tie-breakers, losing both by 3-7, but coming back to win their final match 7-5.
âHope and Tara have taken a match to a tie-breaker against every school we have played,â said coach Patty Cummings. âThey really battle.â
Final scores for McIndoo and Gardner against Kern: 7-5, 6-7, 6-7.
The Lone Pine Golden Eagles volleyball squad got bitten by the Boron Bobcats at home Thursday, losing 1-3 (8-25, 25-23, 21-25, 19-25)
âBoronâs strong serving and stingy defense kept us rattled throughout the match,â said coach Mel Joseph. âWe lacked the inspiration and desire to push points when the opportunity was there. Everyone had moments of greatness, just not at the same time and Boron took at advantage.â
Lone Pine served 95 percent as a team.
The Bishop Lady Broncos volleyball team scored a High Desert League win Thursday, taking down the Rosamond Roadrunners 3-1.
âIt felt great to get a win,â said coach Sherri Sonke. âThe girls were excited, they played well.â
Game scores: 25-17, 25-19, 18-25 and 26-24
The JV squad swept the Roadrunners, 25-16, 25-6. Jessica Borin had an 18-point run from the service line.
Next week, the Broncos have a home stand, taking on Desert on Tuesday and California City on Thursday. JV games start at 4 p.m., followed by varsity.
Tara Baiano: 3 kills
Canât seem to find the words to describe the scenery at Lake Sabrina. The yellows, oranges, reds, golds and greens, all so picturesque, and speaking of picturesque, there were plenty of photographers trying for that one perfect picture. In fact, we do believe there were more picture takers on the dam than fishermen. That might be due to the w-i-n-d that was with us all last weekend.
Those fishermen that did brave the w-i-n-d were rewarded by some great catching. Most good fishing is at the Inlets with nightcrawlers, PowerBait, jigs or WoollyBuggers bringing in the fish.