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November 11th, 2010
The Desert Mountain League finale between Lone Pine and Mammoth lived up to its billing on Thursday. The Lady Eagles took five games to maintain a perfect season record.
Lone Pine ends the regular season 14-0 in league and 23-3 overall.
It was standing-room-only at the Lone Pine gym. The bleachers erupted in â€śGo Eagles,â€ť â€śGo Huskiesâ€ť chants that could have been heard on top of Mt. Whitney.
With a 3-0 sweep of the Huskies in mid-October, the Eagles were surprised by a 9-5 Mammoth team intent on being their season spoiler.
The Lady Eagles are still undefeated after facing down the Desert Christian Knights on Saturday and the Mohave Mustangs Tuesday.
The Lone Pine volleyball team is 11-0 in Desert Mountain League and has a 20-3 overall record.
The Eagles tamed the winless Mustangs in a dominating three-game sweep. As a team, Lone Pine served 68/74 (92-percent) and had 22 aces.
According to coach Mel Joseph, the Eagles were able to try some different line-up combinations in preparation for the last three DML matches.
Despite a hard-fought match, the Bishop High Lady Broncos volleyball team fell in straight sets to the Desert Scorpions Tuesday.
The Broncosâ€™ ball control, serving and aggression at the net would have defeated a lesser team, but the Scorpionsâ€™ brick wall at the net was the deciding factor.
â€śWe played hard, we played strong,â€ť said coach Sheri Sonke. â€śIâ€™m proud of the effort, this was our best game as a team yet.â€ť
Bishop got off to a strong start in Game 1. The teams were blow for blow until the Scorpions turned on their after-burners, pulling away to the 15-25 finish.
With the Tungsten Hills as a backdrop, the Broncos Cross Country squads dominated the Desert Scorpions, winning in both the boys and girls three-mile races Tuesday.
Also invited to participate, but not compete, were Mam-moth High; Mammoth Middle School and Home St. Middle School running two-mile courses.
â€śWeâ€™re very pleased with the runnersâ€™ steady improvement,â€ť said coach Jeff Perry. â€śThis victory was needed to keep us in reach of the CIF preliminaries,â€ť added coach Tracy Lawrence.
Bishop Highâ€™s tennis team pulled out another win against Kern Valley Thursday.
The singles players, Shayna Citrenbaum, Eva Bohg and Maddy Talmage, only gave up 13 of the 54 games, winning all nine sets.
Lady Broncos doubles teams won five of the nine sets. Madi Taylor and Jocelyn Crocket won 6-2 and 6-1. Hope McIndoo and Karen Hinek took two sets 6-3 and 6-1. Ashlee Lee and Sivonna Becket won 6-4 but lost a set at 4-6.
A determined Boron Bobcats volleyball team came to Lone Pine Thursday afternoon, out for Eagle blood. It didnâ€™t happen.
The Eagles and Bobcats traded games through nearly two hours of gruelling play, but Lone Pine polished off the tie-breaker, 15-13 and remains undefeated in the top spot in Desert Mountain League play.
â€śWe usually go five games against Boron,â€ť said coach Mel Joseph. â€śThey have a good program and great defensive instincts.
â€śBoron was scrappy and did not let too many balls hit the floor. They were aggressive from the service line.â€ť
The Lone Pine Lady Eagles came away from Mammoth Tuesday still undefeated in Desert Mountain League play after a hard-fought three-game sweep.
The winning scores: 25-22, 25-20 and 25-20.
The Lady Eagles are 6-0 in league play â€“ 15-3-2 overall â€“ and are ranked Number 3 in Division 5AA Volleyball.
â€śThis was a huge victory, the match was intense from start to finish, this was a typical Mammoth-Lone Pine battle,â€ť said coach Mel Joseph. â€śLone Pine played outstanding defense. We were able to wear them down mentally by getting the best of their hitters in the end.â€ť
The Bishop High Junior Varsity took a 22-13 loss in its last non-league game against the Bishopâ€™s Knights of La Jolla.
The Knights started strong scoring on their opening drive of Fridayâ€™s game to lead 6-0.
The Broncosâ€™ offense countered with a balanced drive to take a 7-6 lead. Ryan Devore capped the drive with a 3-yard touchdown run. Chris Frohreich connected on the point after giving the Broncos the halftime lead.
The Knights recorded 2 TDs in the third quarter, one on a Broncos turnover, grabbing a 22-7 lead.
The Big Pine Warriors volleyball team lost a hard-fought, homecourt battle against the feisty Lee Vining Tigers Tuesday. The Tigers took three of four games but the winning margin in each was no greater than 5 points.
â€śWe were pretty good,â€ť said coach Angie Argyle, â€śbut we could have done better. Weâ€™re having trouble finishing matches. We beat Lee Vining in tournament play and should have been able to beat them in league play.â€ť
The Warriors are now 2-4 in league play and 4-6 overall.
Bishop Highâ€™s undefeated season came to an end Friday night as the Bishopâ€™s Knights checkmated the Broncos in La Jolla. The final score: 10-21.
â€śWe didnâ€™t play that well,â€ť said coach Bill Egan. â€śThey just had a better team. The Knights werenâ€™t any bigger, they werenâ€™t any more physical. We just got out-blocked and out-tackled.â€ť
The Broncos were in the game to the end and played a closer contest than the score reflected. â€śWe werenâ€™t dominated,â€ť said Egan. â€śIf weâ€™d had some breaks go differently, we couldâ€™ve won it.â€ť