March 14th, 2012
Officials at the Tri-County Fairgrounds are seeking outside funds to preserve the integrity and traditional benefits of one of the Eastern Sierraâs most popular, youth-oriented events.
Fair CEO Jim Tatum said the elimination of state funding has made it necessary to solicit additional financial support for the 2012 Junior Horse Show and Junior Livestock Show.
For the first time in nearly 30 years, the Fort Independence Paiute Tribe will be hosting its own Native American Pow Wow.
Scheduled for September, the revived event will feature traditional dance contests for adults and kids, drum groups, interpretive displays, singing, food and more.
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 Sheriffâs Department, deputies were notified about 3:30 p.m. Friday that a vehicle âhad been driven into the water, from the shoreline, at Topaz Lake.â
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.
The Big Pine Lady Warriors softball squadâs 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 Warriorsâ pitcher, Trisha Fortney, went all seven innings with 4 hits, 4 strikeouts and 12 walks.
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 Eaglesâ defense.
Deserae Coats finished off on the mound with two strikeouts and a strong defense behind her.
âRachel Martin made a nice double play at second,â said coach Liz Jones.
The Lady Broncos JV softball squad went 2-1-1 at last weekendâs 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.
âThe tournament really helped the girls to gain experience and get ready for league play,â said coach Patty Cummings. âIt gave us a chance to see all the girlsâ strengths so we can put them together to make winning combinations.â
Lone Pineâs Seth Gilmore has been signed by Miles Community College baseball team.
The Montana collegeâs 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. âWe will graduate our left side of the infield so we expect Seth to come in and compete for a spot,â said Brabant.
Margaret Louise Terry
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
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.