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October 12th, 2010
Bishop Highâs undefeated season came to an end Friday night as the Bishopâs Knights checkmated the Broncos in La Jolla. The final score: 10-21.
âWe didnât play that well,â said coach Bill Egan. âThey just had a better team. The Knights werenât any bigger, they werenât any more physical. We just got out-blocked and out-tackled.â
The Broncos were in the game to the end and played a closer contest than the score reflected. âWe werenât dominated,â said Egan. âIf weâd had some breaks go differently, we couldâve won it.â
The Big Pine Warriors held on in nail-biting overtime against the Trona Tornadoes Friday night to stay undefeated at 5-0 for the season.
The Warriors pulled ahead in the final seconds for the 35-34 win, redeeming Big Pine after last yearâs loss to Trona in the last play of the game.
âThis is a game the boys will never forget,â said coach Mark Tillemans. âWe really went through all the extremes of high and low.
âIt was a real character-builder. We learned a lot of lessons. We canât come out flat, we have to play four quarters.â
Bishopâs Lady Broncos played tough Tuesday in volleyball action against the California City Ravens but fell 0-3.
The first two games were nail biters at 22-25 and 24-26. âOur girls played great,â said coach Sheri Sonke. âThe games were exciting and the team is starting to gain confidence and really play well together.â
The Ravens scored 11 straight unanswered points in the final game before the Broncos rallied. Bishop came back to a close 15-20 but the early deficit was too much to overcome.
Tuesdayâs thunderstorms let up just long enough for a Bishop 10-3 tennis win over Mammoth.
The Broncos and Huskies players, coaches and spectators had to clear the tennis courts of hail stones before the match could begin.
The final sets were still in progress when the dark skies opened up again. By then, the Broncos doubles had already won six out of the 13 sets and the singles had taken three.
Eva Bohg swept her first two sets 6-1 and was ahead 3-2 when the rains came.
Shayna Citrenbaum won 6-1 against Mammothâs No. 3 seed.
The Lone Pine Lady Eagles volleyball squad remains undefeated in League play after a week of clean sweeps against the Vasquez Mustangs and Lucerne Valley Mustangs.
Lone Pine travelled to Acton on Tuesday to take on Desert Mountain League newcomer Vasquez for a key match-up.
The Lady Eagles came away with a hard-fought three-game sweep.
âThis was a key DML victory against a talented team,â said coach Mel Joseph. Serving played a critical role as the Lady Eagles served aggressively (96 percent with 12 aces) to keep the Mustangsâ passing game off balance.
The Bishop Bronco JV overcame a sluggish start to beat Mammoth 35-7. The Broncos and Huskies were tied 7-7 at the half but Bishop dominated the second half.
Bishop got on the board first with freshman Cam White blocking a Huskies punt, returning the ball to the 3-yard line. White then finished the short drive with a 3-yard touchdown run.
The Huskies evened the score late in the second quarter.
The Bishop High Broncos scored on their first possession of Friday eveningâs cross-county rivalry with the Mammoth Huskies and never looked back.
With the lopsided Bishop victory, 59-6, the Broncos remain first in their division with a perfect 4-0 record heading into Fridayâs contest with Bishopâs of La Jolla.
âIâm happy with the intensity and focus we brought to the game,â said coach Bill Egan. âWe had a lot of distractions to overcome with the penalty calls all night.â
In its final tune-up before Hi-Lo play begins, the Lone Pine football team fell, 35-14, to Rolling Hills Prep Saturday.
The Eagles made key defensive stops against the Huskies, who are ranked fourth in the CIF Southern Section for big schools, but struggled on the offensive end.
Rolling Hills got on the board in the final three minutes of the first quarter. A few plays later the Eagles recovered the ball around the Huskiesâ 40.
Bishopâs football team kept its perfect record alive Friday, beating Rim of the World, 31-21, for the first time in school history.
The Broncos jumped ahead quickly against the Fighting Scots, whom theyâve played six times before, but Bishop slipped in the second half by allowing Rim back into the game.
Bishop took a 10-0 lead after the first quarter and added 14 points to its lead before the first half was over.
The Fighting Scots started chipping away at the Broncosâ lead in the second half after capitalizing on a turnover by the special teams.
In the Bishop football teamâs home opener, the Broncos jumped ahead early and never looked back, beating Western Christian, 51-6.
Bishopâs defense was able to pin the Lancers in their own territory much of the night, allowing the Broncosâ offense to have good field position.
âIt was phenomenal,â Bishop coach Bill Egan said of his teamâs defense.
The Broncosâ special teams defense fueled its offense in the opening minutes of the game as Kiko Gonzalez blocked a Lancers punt and dove on the loose ball in the end zone, scoring the Broncosâ first touchdown of the game.