Eastern Sierra NOW Sports Daily – August 28

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Good morning, good afternoon, and good evening, Eastern Sierra. I’m Seth Conners, and you’re listening to Eastern Sierra NOW Sports Daily, Monday edition.

In high school football, the Bishop Broncos made their annual pilgrimage over to Oakhurst, California to play the Yosemite Badgers on Friday night. After the Badgers thrashed Mariposa County 32-0 the week before, I do believe there was some speculation that Yosemite would be a tough match-up for the always big time Bishop Broncos. But that was not the case as the Broncos rumbled to a 34-to-nothing halftime lead and never looked back. Senior quarterback Bodin St. Marie really seemed to emerge as the “general” of the offense in this one. He threw for a couple of touchdowns and rushed for another. Player of the game Milton Michel had three touchdowns of his own. He took a Badgers punt 53 yards to the house in the first quarter, he caught a 30-yard touchdown dime from BSM in the second, and capped of the epic night with a 35-yard  interception returned for a touchdown in the third. Up 41-to-nothing in the fourth, the Broncos would lean on senior halfback Austin Powell to run out the clock, which he did finishing off the Badgers with a five-yard touchdown run late in the fourth. That really put the candle on the cake that had been iced long before.

Final in this one: Broncos 49, Badgers zero. And that’s a big zero as the Broncos’ stifling defense led by seniors Wesley Jorgenson and Jason Mullner has now opened up the season with back-to-back shutouts to catalyze team’s two-and-zero record.

The Broncos have a bye this week followed by a home game against the Burros from Burroughs. That game is on September 8th at 7pm.

In Mammoth the Huskies played host to Hesperia Christian on Friday. From the outset it was looking a bit like the previous game which they lost 34-6 to Fresno Christian. But after falling behind by a score of 19-6 at halftime, the second half Huskies came to life, outscoring the visiting Patriots 30-16 after the break, good enough to squeak out a last minute 36-35 victory. Senior quarterback Tyler Jones threw for five touchdowns, two to fellow senior Mathew Toomey—who had 139 yards receiving on the night—and two to junior running back Tommy Lacky.  But the big story of the night was the Huskies defense that rose to the occasion, shutting out the Patriots in the fourth quarter while Mammoth finished off its heroic comeback. As usual, junior linebacker Tanner Knott was in the middle of the action as his forced fumble late in the game opened the door for the dramatic finish. He had 13 tackles on the night to go with 19 total tackles by stud sophomore DJ Gray. Again, the final in this one, the Mammoth Huskies 36, H.C. Patriots 35.

In Lone Pine, head coach Bryan Ashley and the Golden Eagles took the Highway 6 over to Tonopah to face the Muckers on Friday. It was tough night for the Eagles as they gave up 433 yards of total offense, falling to the home team Muckers by a score of 46-10.  The Eagles look to right the ship this Friday at home as they take on the Sage Hill Lightning from Newport Beach. Kickoff for that one is at 7pm.

In high school volleyball, the Bishop Broncos took on the Crusaders from Immanuel Christian on Friday.  This one was won and lost at the service line as Bishop racked up 18 aces on the afternoon on their way to a victory in straight sets 25-17, 25-15, 25-18.  Eight of the 18 aces came from super sophomore Riley Van nest who I spoke to after the game, and keeping it simple seems to be her philosophy.

The Broncos are now 4-4 on the year, and with a lot of season left Van Nest and the lady Broncos hope to continue to develop as the year moves on. Here are her thoughts on how to get ready as league play approaches.

Next up for the lady Broncos, a trip to Lone Pine to take on the lady Golden Eagles. First serve for that one is at 4pm.

And moving on to high school tennis, the Bishop lady Broncos took on Burroughs Friday afternoon. The non-league match consisted of 18 sets, five of which were won by the lady Broncos. For all the scores and a complete recap of the day go to the Eastern Sierra NOW web page.

Next up for lady Broncos tennis, a home match versus Golden Valley on Thursday. That one kicks off at 3:30.

In big league baseball, the Dodgers took two out of three from the Red Sox this weekend. On Friday it was Lance Lynne getting the victory. He went six innings and gave up three earned. Freddie Freeman was four for five and Max Muncy was two for five in the victory. Final score in that one: Dodgers 7, Red Sox 4.

On Saturday, Julio Urias gave up six earned runs as the dodgers fell to the sox by score of 8-5. Mookie betts was 3 for 6, and Max Muncy hit his 30th homer of the season in the loss.

On Sunday, the Dodgers got back on track as Freddie Freeman went three for five and Mookie Betts was three for five with a homer. The homer was the 35th of the year for Betts, tying the career high he set last year. Final score on Sunday: Dodgers 7, Red Sox 4.

The Dodgers will now make their way home for a three-game series against the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Diamondbacks will look to chip into a 12-game lead established by the surging Dodgers. It’ll be rookie Bobby Miller on the mound for the Dodgers against D-backs ace Zak Gallen. First pitch is at 7:10

And that a look at sports on Eastern Sierra NOW Sports Daily, Monday edition. I’m Seth conners. Thanks for listening.

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