Good morning, good afternoon, and good evening, Eastern Sierra. I’m Seth Conners and you’re listening to Eastern Sierra NOW Sports Daily, Friday edition.
First up a look at high school football. The Bishop Broncos will make a seven-hour trip around the Bakersfield horn to take on the Yosemite Badgers tonight. The Broncos won last week at Fernley when when junior safety Nello Dondero returned a fumble for a touchdown. That was all the Broncos would need en route to a 7-0 victory. The Broncos suffered a big blow on the first play of the game however as they lost key lineman Owen Arndal to a season-ending right knee injury. Head coach Arnie Palu spoke on it this morning expressing his disappointment regarding Arndal’s situation.
Tonight, Bishop will battle a Badgers team that beat Mariposa County by a score of 32-0 last week. As I mentioned before, the trip to Yosemite High is a long one. The broncos pulled out of Bishop a little after 6 am for the night game. The Broncos are no strangers to long travel. Coach Palu later spoke about the experience of travel and the importance thereof.
Kickoff for that one is at 7pm.
In Mammoth the Huskies will host Hesperia Christian. This will be the first game on the schedule for H.C. Mammoth will look to right the ship after losing 34-6 to Fresno’s Immanuel Christian last week. The Huskies will be with out a couple of stars as speedster Matt Petroni will sit with an ankle injury and stud lineman Bryce Baldwin will also miss tonight’s game with a knee injury, the severity of which has not been confirmed just yet but it is a multiple-game injury at the very least.
Head coach Jesse Worden speaking on behalf of the team expects a better performance this week against Hespiria, and is excited at the prospect of a home game. Here are his thoughts on upgrading from last week.
And I look forward to attending my first Mammoth game this evening. Kickoff is at 7pm.
Lone Pine will battle Tonopah tonight. The game will mark the start of the season for both teams. Golden Eagles versus Muckers will kick off at 7.
Lets take a quick look at high school volleyball.
In Bishop, the lady Broncos will host Fresno’s Immanuel Christian this afternoon. The Broncos, coming off a second place finish at last week’s Fernley tournament, look to even out their record at 4-4. This’ll be the first match of the year for an Immanuel Christian team that was 15-8 last year. First serve is this afternoon at Gus Klekas Gym at 4pm.
In big league baseball news, the Dodgers won both games of a double header yesterday in Cleveland. Ryan Pepiot got the win for the Dodgers in the early game. He went four innings of middle relief giving up one run and striking out six Guardians. Mookie Betts was two for three, Freddie Freeman was two for four, and Michael Bush and Kiké Hernandez bot homered in the 9-3 Dodgers victory.
In the night game Mookie Betts was five for five and six Dodger relievers combined to finish what Clayton Kershaw started midweek. Kershaw went two innings on Wednesday before the game was suspended until last night when the Dodger bullpen took over and went seven shutout, as the Dodgers take two out of three from the Guardians, winning last night by a score of 6-1. The Dodgers are running away with the west. They now have a 12-game lead over the Arizona Diamondbacks.
They’ll start a three-game weekend series with the Boston Red Sox tonight at Fenway. It’ll be Lance Lynne versus Cutter Crawford at 4:10 this afternoon.
And that’s a look at sports. I’m Seth Conners, and you’re listening to Eastern Sierra NOW Sports Daily Friday edition. I’ll be back on Monday. Have a great weekend.