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October 14th, 2010
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
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 yearâ€™s loss to Trona in the last play of the game.
â€śThis is a game the boys will never forget,â€ť said coach Mark Tillemans. â€śWe really went through all the extremes of high and low.
â€śIt was a real character-builder. We learned a lot of lessons. We canâ€™t come out flat, we have to play four quarters.â€ť
Bishopâ€™s 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. â€śOur girls played great,â€ť said coach Sheri Sonke. â€śThe games were exciting and the team is starting to gain confidence and really play well together.â€ť
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.
Tuesdayâ€™s 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 Mammothâ€™s 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.
â€śThis was a key DML victory against a talented team,â€ť 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 eveningâ€™s 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 Fridayâ€™s contest with Bishopâ€™s of La Jolla.
â€śIâ€™m happy with the intensity and focus we brought to the game,â€ť said coach Bill Egan. â€śWe had a lot of distractions to overcome with the penalty calls all night.â€ť
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.
Bishopâ€™s 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 theyâ€™ve 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.