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Around the Leagues – Wild cards: Royals edge A’s, Giants slam Pirates

October 10, 2014

14 Major League Baseball playoffs began with a bang on Tuesday night as the Oakland A’s played the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. The Royals beat the A’s 9-8 in a 12-inning marathon that featured five lead changes and ended on a walk-off single to left field that barely missed the glove of the A’s diving third baseman. It wasn’t just the best game in the three-year history of the wild card play-in game, it was one of the most exciting postseason games ever.

Sportsbook: NFL Week 4: routs and one monster upset

October 10, 2014

Before Sept. 25 Thursday Night Football, Phil Simms decided to take a small stand and not say the name “Redskins” during the broadcast. Pretty simple really, but it let us know exactly where he stands. A Superbowl champ and respected broadcaster, conspicuously not saying it, and just replacing it with “Washington” if required by the sentence. Truth be told, he slipped and said it in the fourth quarter. But I, for one, appreciate that he tried and that he made his stance public.

Lone Pine scores win for Homecoming

October 7, 2014

The only problem with local rivalries: one team has to lose. The Lone Pine Golden Eagles and Big Pine Warriors got together Friday night to start the Hi-Lo League 8-man football season. Both came into the game, Lone Pine’s Homecoming, wanting that win after a rough pre-league run.
Big Pine got a chance to flex their muscles in the third quarter, despite the loss of their starting QB. The Warriors lived up to the school’s tradition of physical, tough action. But, the Eagles got the win, 66-14.

Broncos dispirited by Paraclete

October 7, 2014

The Bishop Broncos football team ran into a brick wall by the name of the Paraclete Spirits at home Friday night, suffering their second loss of the season at 40-14.
The Spirits are huge and fast, with the bulk of the fast concentrated in running back Melquise Stovall. Paraclete’s line is impenetrable, the Spirits run the ball well and their defense played havoc with the Broncos offense.
Paraclete put up 21 unanswered points in the first half. Bishop put together a solid drive late in the first quarter with a shot at a 44-yard field goal, but the kick was wide.

Warriors cap off 3-game winning streak

September 22, 2014

The Big Pine Lady Warriors volleyball squad is on a winning streak with back-to-back 3-0 wins over the Lee Vining Lady Tigers and Thursday afternoon’s monster win over the Mammoth Lady Huskies, 3-2.
Following a shaky start to the season, the Warriors have transitioned from a young, inexperienced group of girls to a focused, hard-hitting, tenacious team of Warriors.

Broncos outrun Roadrunners

September 22, 2014

The Bishop Broncos tennis team hosted the Rosamond Roadrunners at the City Park courts Thursday and sent their guests home with a 13-5 loss.
Like Saturday’s match up with Pacifica, the final match of the day went down to a tie-breaker. This time on the singles side. Tessa Wright beat Rosamond’s number one seed, Eileen Grimes, 7-1, adding to her other two wins, 6-2 and 6-3.
Bishop’s singles squad provided 9 of the team’s 13 points with Gabi Morales and Laura Rossy both going 3-0 against Rosamond. Morales won 6-1, 6-2, 6-1; Rossy, 6-0, 6-1 and 6-2.

Broncos muzzle Huskies

September 16, 2014

The Bishop Broncos football team and the crowd were up for the first home game of the season Friday night – the traditional match-up with the Mammoth Huskies.
One has to choose one’s words tactfully. There are strong friendships and a lot of history between the two schools. As Bronco coach Bill Egan said, “I’m great friends with the Mammoth coaches; I root for them every week, except for this one game.”
But, sorry guys, the Broncos wiped up the field with the Huskies. Bishop shut out Mammoth, 50-0.

Lady Broncos: 1st at Mammoth Tourney

September 16, 2014

The Bishop Lady Broncos headed to Mammoth for the annual volleyball tournament last Friday and came home with the tournament championship.
“I’m happy for the program,” said coach Linda Frigerio, “happy for the team. It’s nice to see us getting better and better.” Over the past three years, the Broncos have progressed from third place at the tourney, to second with last year’s team and now they’ve claimed the title. The final matches were played back to back against the Yosemite High School Badgers.

Fly fishing from heaven

August 28, 2014

For the past few months, I have been hearing and seeing reviews for Tenkara fly fishing rods and had been hoping to give one a try. I enjoy the challenge of a new skill but I like to get all the help I can when learning it. So this past week I linked up with fly fishing guide and Tenkara instructor Pat Jaeger at Eastern Sierra Guide Service to have him show me the ropes.
Pat and I went out and threw some flies with some of his Tenkara setups on the Lower Owens River and I learned a few things about Tenkara fishing.

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