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March 14th, 2012

Topaz man found dead in submerged vehicle

March 14, 2012

An Eastern Sierra man died late last week during a fishing excursion along Topaz Lake.
The California Highway Patrol is still investigating the incident, which ended with the body of 74-year-old Francis McConnell, of Topaz, being pulled by a dive team from his submerged vehicle.
According to a press release issued Monday by the Mono County Sheriff’s Department, deputies were notified about 3:30 p.m. Friday that a vehicle “had been driven into the water, from the shoreline, at Topaz Lake.”

Big Pine’s road Warriors drop home game to Wolves

March 14, 2012

The Big Pine Warriors were the only Owens Valley baseball team to survive the Yerington Tournament last weekend with a perfect 4-0 record.
To date, the Warriors are 4-0 on the road and 0-2 at home.
Coming off the tournament, Big Pine faced the Coleville Wolves at home Tuesday afternoon and lost by a nose, 7-8, in extra innings.
The Warriors had to fight back from a 0-4 deficit, pulling even in the fourth inning and securing the lead in the fifth. The Wolves answered with the tying run in the seventh and the winning run in the ninth.

BP Lady Warriors conquer the Wolves

March 14, 2012

The Big Pine Lady Warriors softball squad’s last series of games has been the antithesis of their baseball counterparts with a winless Yerington tournament, then a runaway win over the Coleville Lady Wolves Tuesday.
But first, the good news. The Warriors walked their way to a 23-6 win over Coleville.
With a total of 27 walks and four hit batters, the Warriors definitely made lemonade out of lemons; the 23 runs were scored on only four legitimate hits.
The Warriors’ pitcher, Trisha Fortney, went all seven innings with 4 hits, 4 strikeouts and 12 walks.

Eagles quell Tornadoes, again

March 14, 2012

The Lone Pine Golden Eagles whooped the Trona Tornadoes at home, March 7, then traveled to Trona and did the same Monday afternoon.
The softball Lady Eagles won 11-3; the baseball Eagles won 13-3.
Samantha Riesen struck out the first three batters of the game, setting the tone for the Eagles’ defense.
Deserae Coats finished off on the mound with two strikeouts and a strong defense behind her.
“Rachel Martin made a nice double play at second,” said coach Liz Jones.

Lady Broncos’ JV nine go 2-1-1 at tourney

March 14, 2012

The Lady Broncos JV softball squad went 2-1-1 at last weekend’s Yerington Tournament. The wins were routs with huge margins of 16-2 and 19-6
Bishop tied Lee Vining, 2-2 and was behind in its final game with Yerington when it was called at the tourney time limit.
“The tournament really helped the girls to gain experience and get ready for league play,” said coach Patty Cummings. “It gave us a chance to see all the girls’ strengths so we can put them together to make winning combinations.”

Former Eagle signs with the Pioneers of Montana

March 14, 2012

Lone Pine’s Seth Gilmore has been signed by Miles Community College baseball team.
The Montana college’s head baseball coach, Jeff Brabant, announced the signing of shortstop Gilmore, currently a resident of Powell, Wyo., to a National Letter-of-Intent for the 2012-13 school year.
Gilmore can play either position on the left side of the infield as he earned All-State honors for the Powell Pioneers in his first season after moving to Wyoming from Lone Pine. “We will graduate our left side of the infield so we expect Seth to come in and compete for a spot,” said Brabant.

March 12th

Margaret Louise Terry

March 12, 2012

Margaret Louise Terry
1930-2012

Our beloved mother, grandmother, and sister passed away in the early evening of March 6, 2012 in Reno, Nev. She was born March 12, 1930 in Lone Pine. Margaret was a devoted wife of almost 60 years to Donald Hudson Terry, who passed just seven months ago. There are no words to express how much she is loved and how much she will be missed.

Leland F. Campbell

March 12, 2012

Leland F. Campbell
1925-2012

Members of the Bishop Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post No. 8988, family and friends are mourning the loss of three-war veteran Leland F. Campbell, 87.
Campbell, who was known to many in Bishop as the “Sierra Street Waver,” served in the U.S. Navy in World War II, Korea and Vietnam before starting his own bakery in Nevada City, Nev. Later, he returned to college and worked as an auto mechanic.

Student earns chance to represent Eastern Sierra in UK

March 12, 2012

It’s crunch time for 11-year-old Chalfant Valley resident Corie Elizabeth Campbell, who launched a vigorous fundraising campaign in September to earn $8,000 by May 1 to finance a People to People Student Ambassador tour of the United Kingdom.
Two ongoing raffles with prizes to be announced in April, chores for hire and a hand-painted mug sale have helped Campbell to get half way to her goal so far.
On April 1, two raffle prize winners will take home either a Sturm Ruger 10/22 rifle or a Remington 870 .12 gauge shotgun. The first-place ticket-holder gets first choice.

City Council seeking out voice of youth

March 12, 2012

City leaders will be going back to school next week as part of their ongoing efforts to encourage widespread participation in municipal government.
Through a program called “Council on Campus,” Bishop’s elected officials have arranged for their next, bi-monthly study session to take place in an auditorium full of high school seniors and other members of the public.
According to City Administrator Keith Caldwell, Monday’s meeting at Bishop Union High School represents perhaps the first time in Bishop’s history that the City Council has convened in open session at a school campus.

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