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Lady Eagles season ends, perfectly

November 11, 2010

The Desert Mountain League finale between Lone Pine and Mammoth lived up to its billing on Thursday. The Lady Eagles took five games to maintain a perfect season record.
Lone Pine ends the regular season 14-0 in league and 23-3 overall.
It was standing-room-only at the Lone Pine gym. The bleachers erupted in “Go Eagles,” “Go Huskies” chants that could have been heard on top of Mt. Whitney.
With a 3-0 sweep of the Huskies in mid-October, the Eagles were surprised by a 9-5 Mammoth team intent on being their season spoiler.

LP Eagles hit 11-0 in DM League play

October 28, 2010

The Lady Eagles are still undefeated after facing down the Desert Christian Knights on Saturday and the Mohave Mustangs Tuesday.
The Lone Pine volleyball team is 11-0 in Desert Mountain League and has a 20-3 overall record.
The Eagles tamed the winless Mustangs in a dominating three-game sweep. As a team, Lone Pine served 68/74 (92-percent) and had 22 aces.
According to coach Mel Joseph, the Eagles were able to try some different line-up combinations in preparation for the last three DML matches.

Scorpions sting Lady Broncos

October 21, 2010

Despite a hard-fought match, the Bishop High Lady Broncos volleyball team fell in straight sets to the Desert Scorpions Tuesday.
The Broncos’ ball control, serving and aggression at the net would have defeated a lesser team, but the Scorpions’ brick wall at the net was the deciding factor.
“We played hard, we played strong,” said coach Sheri Sonke. “I’m proud of the effort, this was our best game as a team yet.”
Bishop got off to a strong start in Game 1. The teams were blow for blow until the Scorpions turned on their after-burners, pulling away to the 15-25 finish.

BH Cross Country crushes Scorpions

October 21, 2010

With the Tungsten Hills as a backdrop, the Broncos Cross Country squads dominated the Desert Scorpions, winning in both the boys and girls three-mile races Tuesday.
Also invited to participate, but not compete, were Mam-moth High; Mammoth Middle School and Home St. Middle School running two-mile courses.
“We’re very pleased with the runners’ steady improvement,” said coach Jeff Perry. “This victory was needed to keep us in reach of the CIF preliminaries,” added coach Tracy Lawrence.

BUHS tennis scores a win

October 18, 2010

Bishop High’s tennis team pulled out another win against Kern Valley Thursday.
The singles players, Shayna Citrenbaum, Eva Bohg and Maddy Talmage, only gave up 13 of the 54 games, winning all nine sets.
Lady Broncos doubles teams won five of the nine sets. Madi Taylor and Jocelyn Crocket won 6-2 and 6-1. Hope McIndoo and Karen Hinek took two sets 6-3 and 6-1. Ashlee Lee and Sivonna Becket won 6-4 but lost a set at 4-6.

Eagles take Bobcats in 5, still undefeated in league

October 18, 2010

A determined Boron Bobcats volleyball team came to Lone Pine Thursday afternoon, out for Eagle blood. It didn’t happen.
The Eagles and Bobcats traded games through nearly two hours of gruelling play, but Lone Pine polished off the tie-breaker, 15-13 and remains undefeated in the top spot in Desert Mountain League play.
“We usually go five games against Boron,” said coach Mel Joseph. “They have a good program and great defensive instincts.
“Boron was scrappy and did not let too many balls hit the floor. They were aggressive from the service line.”

LP Eagles sweep MH Huskies

October 14, 2010

The Lone Pine Lady Eagles came away from Mammoth Tuesday still undefeated in Desert Mountain League play after a hard-fought three-game sweep.
The winning scores: 25-22, 25-20 and 25-20.
The Lady Eagles are 6-0 in league play – 15-3-2 overall – and are ranked Number 3 in Division 5AA Volleyball.
“This was a huge victory, the match was intense from start to finish, this was a typical Mammoth-Lone Pine battle,” said coach Mel Joseph. “Lone Pine played outstanding defense. We were able to wear them down mentally by getting the best of their hitters in the end.”

BUHS JV falls to Knights

October 14, 2010

The Bishop High Junior Varsity took a 22-13 loss in its last non-league game against the Bishop’s Knights of La Jolla.
The Knights started strong scoring on their opening drive of Friday’s game to lead 6-0.
The Broncos’ offense countered with a balanced drive to take a 7-6 lead. Ryan Devore capped the drive with a 3-yard touchdown run. Chris Frohreich connected on the point after giving the Broncos the halftime lead.
The Knights recorded 2 TDs in the third quarter, one on a Broncos turnover, grabbing a 22-7 lead.

Warriors fall to Tigers

October 14, 2010

The Big Pine Warriors volleyball team lost a hard-fought, homecourt battle against the feisty Lee Vining Tigers Tuesday. The Tigers took three of four games but the winning margin in each was no greater than 5 points.
“We were pretty good,” said coach Angie Argyle, “but we could have done better. We’re having trouble finishing matches. We beat Lee Vining in tournament play and should have been able to beat them in league play.”
The Warriors are now 2-4 in league play and 4-6 overall.

Knights hand Broncos first loss of season

October 12, 2010

Bishop High’s undefeated season came to an end Friday night as the Bishop’s Knights checkmated the Broncos in La Jolla. The final score: 10-21.
“We didn’t play that well,” said coach Bill Egan. “They just had a better team. The Knights weren’t any bigger, they weren’t any more physical. We just got out-blocked and out-tackled.”
The Broncos were in the game to the end and played a closer contest than the score reflected. “We weren’t dominated,” said Egan. “If we’d had some breaks go differently, we could’ve won it.”

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