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May 20th, 2014
When ice first melts off of any lake in the spring, the fish are hungry and careless so fishing is always going to be good. Right now throughout the Eastern Sierra that is exactly what is happening.
The short mild winter might have been bad for the Eastern Sierra Nevada as a whole, but it does not seem to have affected the fish. On the contrary the fishing has been great and the lack of snowfall has allowed access to some higher lakes and streams, which are inaccessible after bigger winters like we had in 2010-11.
Summary and Trail Report
With the heat wave in Southern California in full effect, the Bishop Creek drainage saw more hiking and angling visitors than normal for this time of year, a testament to great weather and great early season access. Overall the fishing was spectacular and the hiking, although a bit snowy above 10,500 feet, was excellent.
Steve Coburn moved with his family to Big Pine in the 1960s around the age of 7. He still has family here, his sister Wahnema Coburn, and roots in the little community, people who still remember him. But as of May 3, he and his horse, California Chrome, have become the buzz of the town.
The Bishop Broncos took down the Frazier Falcons for the third time this season in their home turf match up Monday afternoon.
The game was a make-up for a game scheduled for Friday, but bad weather kept the Falcons at home. Mondayâs game was delayed due to a Frazier bus breakdown.
The Falconsâ were last yearâs High Desert League baseball champions but lost players to graduation; 2014 is the teamâs rebuilding year. Bishop coach Tim Reid predicts a strong Falcon rivalry over the coming years. The Broncos were exposed to some of that potential on Monday but still got the 5-3 win in seven.
Bishopâs Lady Broncos softball squad had to wait over an hour to start the second game in its series with the Frazier Mountain Falcons Monday afternoon. The Falcon teams had to be rescued from Coso Junction where they were stranded following a bus breakdown.
This seasonâs history between the two teams has been decidedly one-sided, but the Falcons werenât ready to roll over and play dead in this final season contest.
After a two-week layoff, the Bishop Lady Broncos picked up where they left off in December with a big win over El Capitan High School of Lakeside at the San Diego Wolverine Shootout, Thursday. The Div. 3 Vaqueros fell to Bishop, 55-40.
Sophomore Maria Jimenez had a breakout game putting up 25 points. âAll the girls contributed to the victory,â said coach Brian Pennington. âIt was a great way to start the new year.â
Tournament action continued yesterday with games scheduled with the Div. 4 Templeton Eagles, currently 8-2, and the Div. 2 Ramona Bulldogs with a 7-2 record.
December 11th, 2013
The Bishop Broncos basketball teamâs record went to 6-2 with a 61-54 win over the visiting Mineral County Serpents Tuesday night.
The game wasnât as tight as the score reflects; Bishop was the stronger of the two teams from the tip-off. But, like the Lady Broncosâ game, coach Ben Arcularius opted to give his bench varsity playing time and build up the depth of the Broncos squad in preparation for league action.
The Serpents got the tip-off but Andrea Musumeci swept in for the steal and Bishop was the first with points on the board.
Bishopâs Lady Broncos soccer team stayed perfect for the season with a 3-1 win over the Mammoth Lady Huskies at home last Friday.
âIt was a little bit one-sided,â said co-coach Cathy McKinley. âWe really should have put more balls in the back of the net. But, we played hard as a team and, for the most part, kept our heads in the game.â
Bishop/Mammoth soccer games are always lively and this one was no exception. McKinley was appreciative of the fact Bronco boosters were a âgreat positive crowd.â
The Lone Pine Golden Eagles basketball teams got their first test against the Kern Valley Broncs last Tuesday, Nov. 26.
The Eagles pulled out a 60-56 win; the Lady Eagles fell, 58-21.
âWe were a little cold in the first half,â said Eagles coach Scott Kemp. Kern led by 4 at the half, but the Eagles came back behind impressive offensive rebounds and put-backs by Brad Greene.
Kemp acknowledged that the Broncs have âa couple of good shooters who made some amazing baskets.â But, when a team only has one shot at the basket, itâs tough to win the game.