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May 1st, 2014
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.
This yearâs Bishop Lady Broncos basketball team will make its debut tonight in a home game against the Lone Pine Lady Golden Eagles.
The basketball squad had a landmark year in 2012-13, going deep into the CIF playoffs before losing in the third round. The mental strength of the team was evident in Bishopâs 51-50 win over Bishop Diego.
Scott Kemp is a happy man.
The Lone Pine basketball coach was probably described as âhappyâ at this time last year. He had a troupe of freshmen, all more than 6 feet tall, a couple of juniors with speed and ability and the veteran senior Michael Cappello who went on to claim a Desert Mountain League MVP spot. The Golden Eagles went deep into CIF playoffs, finally falling in the quarterfinals to the eventual division champion, Rio Hondo Hares.
The Bishop Broncosâ football first round CIF Central Section playoff game against the Chavez High School Titans will kick off at 6 p.m. tomorrow in Delano. The game will be broadcast on KBOV FM radio.
The Bishop Lady Broncos ran head long into a pride of tenacious, skilled volleyball Cougars from McFarland High Tuesday night.
The game was the first round of the CIF Central Section volleyball playoffs; Bishop lost 3-2.
âIt was a great match. We were just out-played,â was coach Linda Frigerioâs simple explanation.
âThey were a good team,â she said. âWe were well-matched but I think we had better skills. They (the Cougars) have grit and tenacity and an unconventional style of play.â
Late last month, Augie Hess was at his second home, the Bishop Country Club golf course, hole 8 to be exact. He teed off and watched his golf ball veer to the left, then arc toward the flag. He and his buddies went to the green to finish out the hole. Hess assumed his ball had flown over the green; nobody could find it until someone suggested, âLook in the hole.â There it was, nestled in the cup like a little poached egg.