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September 21st, 2010
In one of its last tune-ups before Desert Mountain League play begins, the Lone Pine volleyball team won the Bronze Bracket Championship at the 21-team California City Tournament this weekend.
The Lady Eagles struggled against three tough teams in pool play Friday, going 0-2-1.
Lone Pine faced Santa Clarita Christian in its first match and lost, 18-25, in both games. The Lady Cardinals went on to take first in the Silver Bracket.
In the Lady Eaglesâ second match, they played Desert, who placed third in the Gold Bracket and beat Lone Pine 25-4 and 21-25.
Big Pineâs football team endured a third-quarter comeback attempt by Hesperia Christian Saturday to win 56-26.
The Warriors took a big lead early using their no-huddle spread attack.
Big Pineâs first score of the game came when Isaiah Bacoch hit Jesse Chirrick for a touchdown.
Soon after Chirrickâs score, Tyler Amisoneâs interception led to another touchdown for the Warriors, who took a 13-0 first-quarter lead.
A record-setting 106 runners and walkers participated in the 30th Annual Tioga Pass Run held Sunday, Sept. 12.
The race was marked by spectacular weather as morning temperatures were in the low 50s with calm winds. The great weather provided the backdrop for running from an impressive field.
Olympic marathoner Ryan Hall shattered the course record, set in 1986, by nearly 8 minutes. Hall ran the 12.4 mile (20K) course, which gains 3,164 feet feet in elevation, in 1:20:57, at an average pace of 6:53 minutes per mile.
Bishopâs Dan Yarborough followed Hall by 13 minutes.
In a cross-county preseason rumble, the Lone Pine volleyball team swept Bishop Tuesday.
Despite the Lady Eagles winning three straight games, the Lady Broncos made a fight out of the third game.
But in the first game, Lone Pineâs hitting and serving overpowered the Lady Broncos. Serving was key for Lone Pine as the Lady Eagles were 63-65 from the service line.
The Lady Eagles came out on top, winning the first game, 25-13.
Lone Pine jumped ahead, 6-1, in the second game. Bishop fought back, cutting the Lady Eaglesâ lead to 2.
But Lone Pine extended its lead to 13-6 with an 8-0 run.
Lone Pineâs football team may have fallen against Tonopah, 24-51, in its first game of the season, but the Eagles didnât quit after struggling in the first quarter.
âThe effort was the biggest positive,â said first-year Lone Pine coach Chris Riesen, âThey didnât give up after we got down.â
The Eagles fumbled the ball three times and trailed 22-6 after the first quarter.
Lone Pine settled down in the second quarter and held the Muckers to a touchdown.
Late in the second half, the Eagles took control and they outscored Tonopah, 12-9, in the fourth quarter.
In a back-and-forth battle that took the full strength of the Big Pine football teamâs roster, the Warriors toppled Lancaster Baptist, 33-27, Saturday.
âIt was a hard-hitting game,â said Big Pine coach Mark Tillemans. âThey (Lancaster Baptist) took our punches and didnât give up.â
Big Pine jumped ahead early, but two special teams breakdowns allowed the Eagles to get back in the game.
After going ahead, 13-0, in the first quarter, the Warriors quickly added to their lead in the second quarter, taking a 19-0 lead. But the Eagles didnât quit, as they ran back the kickoff for a touchdown.
In their opening game of the season, the Broncos football team showed why they are ranked No. 1 in the Northeast Division as they downed Linfield Christian, 38-6, Friday.
With the victory, Bishop ended the fifth-ranked Lionsâ 15-game winning streak that started last season.
The Broncos were in control from the beginning as they took a 24-0 halftime lead.
âI was particularly impressed with the intensity of the boys,â said Bishop coach Bill Egan.
Bishop used a ground attack to devastate the Lionsâ defense. The Broncos rushed for 326 yards as a team.