Archive - Sports Article
September 9th, 2013
The Lone Pine Eagles and head football coach John Kane learned a lot about the team in Tonopah, Nev. last Friday.
They learned they could play hard for nearly four hours.
They figured out the younger players could step up when two of the seniors were sidelined with injuries.
They now know theyâve got an offensive line to be reckoned with.
OK, the Eagles fell to the Tonopah Muckers, 65-45, in an epic game that was prolonged in the final minutes by penalty calls by meticulous referees. But those bright spots Kane saw in the teamâs season opening loss were amplified in game two.
Last Sunday night, the Tri-County Fairgrounds main arena was not the place to be if you were a telephone pole. Drivers at this yearâs Destruction Derby, the climax of the 2013 Fair, showed no respect for the barriers that defined the crash zone. The poles were sent flying, powered over, used as a wedge for a spectacular near roll-over, served as a fulcrum to trap cars and generally abused. During the Powder Puff heat, Trica Weatherford blasted sideways over the poles, circled the track to re-enter at the west end and went on to win the heat.
The Bishop Broncosâ football squad looks to maintain its phenomenal run of big games, taking the Whittier Christian Heralds apart with a 41-6 win.
âOverall this was a solid game to start the season,â said coach Arnie Palu. âSeveral sophomores have not missed a workout or practice since closing out the 2012 season. The freshmen have come on board following the sophomores leadership. As a staff we are blessed to coach this very dedicated group that is seeing their hard work and disciple pay off on the field.â
When a team loses its season opener, the initial response is to look at the what-ifs. What if Whittier Christian kicker, Derek Bush, hadnât made 4 field goals, and the score would have been 29-20 instead of 41-20, a much more palatable points spread. There are probably a dozen more âwhat-ifsâ to be analyzed, but itâs all fairly pointless. The Bishop Broncos lost to the very strong, seasoned Heralds Friday night.
Change some of the names and numbers and the Lone Pine Golden Eagles season opener against the Mineral County Serpents would sound a whole lot like the Broncos football opener against the Heralds. The Eagles fell 56-30 to the Serpents, but there is cause for hope in south county.
West Bishop and High Sierra Containers, seeds one and eight, respectively, kicked off the City Softball Leagueâs Menâs Division Wednesday. Containers put up a good fight but West Bishop dominated the game with a 15-3 win.
West and Sweetwater have been neck and neck through the season at the top of the Menâs standings. West pulled off the number one seed with a late-season win over Sweetwater.
The City of Bishopâs Softball League Coed C Division run for the championship title is shaping up for a showdown this coming Tuesday.
The Reds took the 6 p.m. playoff game last Tuesday with a forfeit from Cowboys and Indians and will meet the number one seed BSers July 30.
The Crusaders put up a good fight against Sierra Auto Body, but fell with a score of 16-12. Sierra Auto Body faces off with the number two seeded Jacksons.
Softball Tourney Fundraiser cancelled
The One Pitch Softball Tournament hosted by the Bishop Lady Broncosâ basketball team and scheduled for this weekend at City Park has been cancelled.
Archery Club July Shoot
The Eastern Sierra Bowmenâs Archery Club will hold its shoot this weekend at the Big Springs site off the Owens River Road near Crestview Rest Area. There will be white and red signs posted for directions. The shoot is designed for traditional bows only; no compound bows will be allowed.
Cerro Coso Community College has been selected by the Southwest Council, International Federation of Fly Fishers to host the 2013 Fly Fishing Faire, Sept. 20-22.
âIt will be a cornucopia of all things fly-fishing in the heart of Californiaâs fly-fishing world,â said Connie Bullock, fair coordinator, âas well as an introduction to all aspects of the sport including beginner and intermediate fly casting, fly tying demonstrations and both classroom and on-the-water instructionâ
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