Archive - Sports Article
July 30th, 2012
Our nice relaxing, normal, everyday days were back at Lake Sabrina. Thank goodness!
No hail, no rain, no thunder and lightning, no mules being startled, no rock slide â although there were a couple of rock slides on Mt. Haeckel (covering part of the glacier in the Sabrina Basin) and around Picture Peaks along with reports of numerous other rock slides in the back country.
The Lady Broncos soccer team members got an early taste of victory at a 6x6 tournament held in Irvine, June 30.
The 6x6 format is played on a small field, 50 by 40 feet, with five field players and a goal keeper. The game lasts 30 minutes with free substitutions similar to hockey.
âItâs a fun, fast-paced game with lots of action and usually quite a few goals,â said coach Cathy McKinley.
Each team played four games. The tournament winner is then determined by points allotted for wins and ties.
The 2012 Bishop Invitational Swim Meet, held at the City Park Pool June 22-24, hosted 220 swimmers competing in 226 events.
The big three teams were Mammoth Lakes Swim Team with 54 athletes, Douglas Dolphins from Minden, Nev. with 45 and Bishop Swim Team with 41.
The Douglas Dolphins took the overall honors (1,613 points), followed by Mammoth Lakes (957) and Bishop Swim Team (754).
Individual swimmers were allowed to compete in 10 events and high point awards were given for each age group based on their total accumulated points.
The CBC Crusaders have to be wishing Thursday eveningâs game was the first and not the final contest of the pre-tournament Coed C Division of Cityâs Adult Softball League.
The Crusaders out-played Your Team taking a 13-10 win, the teamâs second of the season.
The division goes into single-elimination tournament play this Tuesday.
Calling all Sand Volleyball Players
In response to interest in a sand volleyball league, the City of Bishop is inviting players to participate in unsupervised pick-up games Wednesday from 6 p.m. until dark beginning July 11 and running for eight weeks.
Bring your own volleyballs. Call Waylon Cleland at (760) 873-5863 with questions or comments.
Soccer League Meeting
The City is starting a menâs and co-ed adult soccer league this fall and is holding a team meeting on Monday, July 16, 5:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers.
After the wind died down on June 25, action at South Lake returned to a wide open bite for most anglers with limits the rule. It was surprisingly quiet up at the lake until Thursday when folks started showing up in force to take advantage of the excellent fishing.
The Department of Fish and Game stocked some real quality rainbows this week making for some happy anglers and heavier than average stringers. Best fish of the week was a 5-lb., 8-oz. trophy caught by Mike Goodwin of Glendora on a nightcrawler.
Whateverâs Clever/Sierra Reader stayed on top of the Menâs Division of the Bishop Adult Softball League with a 9-5 win over West Bishop. Rapid fire bats and even faster defense kept West Bishop at bay through six-and-a-half innings.
Clever remains undefeated in the division at 7-0; West Bishop had been knocking on Cleverâs door in second place but fell 4-2.
Two Bishop High grads have put their heads together and come up with the answer to sports trophies.
Design Your Ball, owned by former Bronco athlete Patrick Bustos with Bishopâs Jacki Kruse as the local sales manager, incorporates anything from a football to a home plate replica with personalized graphics, a unique and unbreakable memento for players and coaches.
In addition to the more traditional sports, hockey pucks, lacrosse and bowling balls are also customizable.
Defense was the deciding factor in Monday eveningâs softball game between the Native Mixed and Shirts and Skirts, both teams within striking distance of the top of the City Adult Softball Leagueâs A/B Coed Division.
Both teams were strong at the plate, but Native Mixedâs defense was quick and lethal in the 19-13 win over Shirts and Skirts.
It was the week of four-letter words â w-i-n-d, w-i-n-d, w-i-n-d â it just happened to be the same four-letter word. But you wouldnât know it Saturday morning; they were lined up at the door, out they went and back they came with limits. All in all it was a pretty weekend at the lake.