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March 30th, 2015
The Midwest Regional final was held at Quickens Loan Arena this year. The undefeated Kentucky Wildcats came in as heavy favorites to move on to the Final Four in Indianapolis. That didnâ€™t stop Daxter Miles of West Virginia to proclaim that Kentucky will be 36-1 after the two teams meet Thursday night. That certainly did not happen. The Wildcats completely overwhelmed the Mountaineers and doubled them up 78-39. In the early game, Notre Dame topped Wichita State 81-70. This marked the first time the Irish have reached the Elite 8 since 1979.
A successful first season came to a close last Saturday as Bishop Motocross hosted its final race of 2015.
Competitors of all skill levels and ages hit the track at the Tri-County Fairgrounds for one more round of races before hanging up their boots for the year. The 2014-15 season was the first time in six years organized motocross competition has been available in the Owens Valley.
For series points and final results, as well as the results of the March 14 races, see attachments.
Catch the Los Angeles Clippers in action this Friday when the Washington Wizards come to town. The game starts at 7:30 p.m. Pacific.
The Clippers have been a team to watch for the past couple seasons now and are currently enjoying a second-place standing in their division and fourth-place position in the Pacific Conference. The Wizards are in second place in the Eastern Conference, behind the Cleveland Cavaliers.
The Big Pine Warriors baseball and softball teams, fresh off their warm-up with Lone Pine on Monday, will be seeing double the action tomorrow.
The Mammoth Huskies come to town for a double-header Friday. Both teams are scheduled to play at 1 p.m. and then again at 3.
Golden Eagle Bryce Scott tags out a Trona Tornado at third during Lone Pine's home game Saturday. The Eagles won 25-8.
Saturday, March 7th 2015
(#1) Kentucky (31-0) 67
Florida (15-16) 50
Kentucky went about business as usual. They beat an in conference foe thoroughly as they should. Karl Anthony towns had 13 points and 9 rebounds as they Wildcats finished their first undefeated regular season in program history.
(#2) Virginia (28-2) 57
(#16) Louisville (24-7) 59
Sports Illustrated's Ben Glicksman and Colin Becht break down the top storylines in the Pac-12 this spring.
It will be a busy weekend for sports fans in Bishop and Lone Pine, as both high schools host baseball and softball games.
â€¢ The Bishop High School Broncos will welcome the Burroughs Burros to town Saturday for double-headers against the JV and varsity baseball and softball squads. Varsity boys play at the high school. Varsity girls play at Bishop City Park Field 2. JV girls play at the park's Field 1 and the JV boys play at Field 4. Games begin at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
The season is winding down. We are entering the final week of the regular season. After that, conference tournaments will start the following weekend. Selection Sunday is March 15th, less than 2 weeks away. Shortly after Selection Sunday, all will be right in the world. People will be printing out brackets and filling them out at their desk. Inevitably, Jan from accounting will win your office pool by picking her favorite mascots and everyone will be in disbelief. It has been an exciting regular season thus far and boy do we still have the best ahead of us.
It should be a high-scoring affair tomorrow night when LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers host the Pacific Division-leading Golden State Warriors.
With James back in Ohio alongside newly acquired JR Smith and other former NY Knicks, the Cavs are 35-22, trailing just behind the Bulls in the Central Division of the Eastern Conference.
The Warriors have had a steady, solid season atop the standings for their division, and are currently at an impressive 43-10. They're actually leading the entire Western Conference.
The game starts at 5 p.m. Pacific. Check your local listings.