October 29th, 2012
Epic. The game of the century. The stuff of which movies are made.
However you describe what amounted to the Bishop Broncosâ€™ league championship football game against the Kern Valley Broncs, it was, incontestably, one really exciting game. For the few Owens Valley residents who havenâ€™t already heard: Bishop was behind by 3 points on Kernâ€™s 9 yard line with one second on the game clock; a Kyle Batchelder pass sailed into the hands of Curran Simpson and Bishop won by 3 at 34-31.
Oct. 26 â€“ Bishop 34 v Kern Valley 31
JV Bishop 7 v Kern Valley 0
The Bishop Broncos take on the Rosamond Roadrunners Thursday, 7 p.m., at home for the final High Desert League. The win over KV Friday, clinches the league championship for Bishop.
Lone Pine Golden Eagles
Oct. 27 â€“ Lone Pine 62 v Lee Vining 22
Stats and details in Thursdayâ€™s sports page. The Eagles end the Hi-Lo League season with 3-1 record.
Big Pine Warriors
Oct. 27 â€“ Big Pine 6 v Immanuel Christian 36
All six Bishop Lady Bronco tennis players who competed in the CIF individual playoffs Thursday at Bishop City Park earned a slot, ranging from first place to alternate.
Senior Madi Taylor took first place with a 6-1, 6-1 win over Kern Valley and a 6-1, 6-0 win over Mammoth. Taylor faced her teammate, Ashley Lee, for first, winning 6-4, 6-1.
Lee went up against Desert, winning in a tie-breaker, then went on to beat the number one seed in the league, 7-5, 6-2, which assured her a spot in the playoffs.
Bishop boys and girls cross country teams traveled to Rosamond for a dual meet against their archrival Roadrunners.
The Lady Broncos beat the Roadrunners 21-39, led once again by sophomore Angie Flores.
Rosamondâ€™s boys team beat Bishop 22-39. Freshman Carson Reid was the top Bronco finisher with a second place. Coach Katie Kress was pleased by Reid and fourth-place finisher Ray Ecklandâ€™s efforts. In Bishop and Rosamondâ€™s earlier meet, the Roadrunners swept the top five spots.
The Bishop High senior Broncos opened up Homecoming Week, Oct. 8, seriously whipping the juniors 26-0.
The strong seniors defense held the juniors to three and out on their first possession of the game. The seniors quickly put points on the board on their first drive. Senior quarterback Katelyne Lent and running back Shiloh Smith teamed up, executing a perfect reverse hand-off. Smith went the distance for a 45-yard touchdown run. Brooke Jordan completed a 2-point conversion putting the seniors ahead, 8-0.
The Lone Pine Lady Golden Eagles volleyball squad upped its game, giving Desert Christian a run for its money in Thursdayâ€™s road game.
The Eagles fell in four, 18-25, 25-22, 15-25, 21-25, against the Knights, who are tied at 8-1 for Desert Mountain League champion with Boron. â€śWe played much better against Desert Christian than we did last Saturday,â€ť said coach Mel Joseph. â€śOur intensity allowed us to give a better effort. We had our chances but made too many errors in our offensive execution.â€ť
Julia Lee Houser
The Bishop Paiute Tribe Native Fish Refuge continues its efforts to preserve native desert fish populations while creating opportunities for cultural and environmental education, preserving tribal links to its past and furnishing a public recreation venue.
Inyo Countyâ€™s Grand Jury met with Clerk-Recorder Kammie Foote earlier this year to take a close look at Local Agency Formation Commission special districts.
In her response to the Grand Jury, Foote said that many of the recommendations that were made are beyond the countyâ€™s authority, as it does not have jurisdiction over entities such as school and hospital districts.