Archive - Sports Article
June 22nd, 2011
Grace Speakman raced her way into first place in the Youth Womenâ€™s Overall division at The 100â€™s MC Classic dirt bike race May 28 in Spangler Hills. The Bishop 13-year-old comes from a long line of desert racers and has been competing for two years. Her 2010-11 seasons include top fives in every race she entered.
Itâ€™s not too late to sign up for this weekendâ€™s One-Pitch Tournament held at Bishop City Park this Saturday and Sunday.
Proceeds from the tournament will go towards memberships at the Bishop Bullpen for underprivileged athletes.
The format on Saturday is a round robin. Sunday is a single-elimination run for tournament champion. Each team is guaranteed four shots at the gold.
Play starts at 8 a.m. each day. Saturday ends at midnight; Sunday action will go until 2 or 3 p.m.
Teams interested in participating, call Willy Pasquel at (760) 937-2019.
Families turned out in droves for the annual Independence Fishing Derby last Saturday.
The day started on the water and ended in Dehy Park for the weigh-in, a silent auction and music, followed by prizes for big trout and bigger stringers.
1st â€“ Matt Sanchez (El Cajon), 3 lbs.
2nd â€“ Schuyler Gingrich (Covina), 2 lbs., 9 ozs.
3rd â€“ Tracey Dallarosa (Coronado), 2 lbs., 5 oz.
1st â€“ Shane Hansen, 2 lbs., 14 oz.
2nd â€“ Mitch Mandic (Moorpark), 1lb., 11 oz.
The game may not have counted, but that didnâ€™t stop Bad Company and Red Thunder from going at it Tuesday night in the City of Bishop Softball League, Co-ed B Division.
Red Thunder forfeited the game for lack of enough women in the line-up. According to protocol, there was no winner. But, unofficially, Thunder rained on Bad Companyâ€™s parade with a strong comeback in the open seventh inning.
Bad Company jumped out to an early lead when Mike McDonald hit a 2 RBI single off Red Thunder pitcher Rodney Barlow.
Bishop bareback rider Chase Bowen rode his way into the National High School Rodeo Association finals Friday evening.
Bowen scored two 67s in his first rounds during the California High School Rodeo Association state finals held at Tri-County Fairgrounds. On the final, short go Friday evening, he held on for the required 8 seconds scoring 60 for a total of 200 ponits.
Bowen finished second to Casey Meroshnekoff, 2010 national bareback champion who finished the competition with a total of 218 points.
Bishop Stingrays Swim Meet
The Bishop Stingrays are hosting an invitational swim meet, June 25-26, at Bishop City Park pool.
The Lions will serve a pancake breakfast both mornings with proceeds going to the team.
Bishop Youth Football and Cheer
Sign-up dates for Bishop Football and Cheer: today, 12-5 p.m., Pizza Factory; July 16, 12-5 p.m., McDonalds and July 21, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Nickâ€™nâ€™Willies.
Summer Basesball Camp
The flows on the South Fork were reduced as of Monday.
More solid 2-lb.-plus rainbows along with plenty of pan-sized stockers are filling stringers.
By Friday morning, two Bishop competitors were still in the running for the National High School Rodeo finals.
After the first and second go in the CHSRA state finals at Tri-County Fairgrounds, Chase Bowen and Bodie Kruse were eligible for the final short go Friday evening. Results from last nightâ€™s competition will determine who advances to nationals.
Kruse and partner Timothy Robison have a combined time of 45.86 in team roping. Fifteen teams competed last night to choose the five headed to Gillette, Wyo. July 17-23.
The Bishop Broncos baseball team capped off a strong season with an awards ceremony acknowledging players and the entire team effort that lead to an undefeated High Desert League season and a run in the CIF playoffs.
Most Valuable Player: Aaron Puls
MVP, Offense: Keith Tatum
MVP, Pitcher: Tanner Kruse
MVP, Defense: Schain Thomson, Chance Callahan
MVP, Utility: Doug Watterson
MVP, Outfielder: Taylor Neubauer
Most Improved: Nate Coakley
Most Inspirational: Cole Means
MVP, Assâ€™t. Manager: Aaron Lamb
May 3 found the Bishop Country Club Ladies playing a Par 3s and 5s tournament, where only those specific holes counted, using half handicap.
First flight winners were Carolyn Poindexter in first with a 29.5, Sue Stavlo with a 33 in second. Second flight was carded wtih Diane Hoffman in first place at 31 and Del McDaniel in second also with a 31.Third flight winners were Shirley Bement in first with a 30 and Marilyn Hoijer in second with a 31.
Andrea Oâ€™Connell from Mammoth was welcomed as a new member and captured least putt honors with 30 putts for her debut.