Bishop Union High School senior Sean Mitton turned in a fantastic round Monday at Bishop Country Club. Mitton turned in the low round of the day with a sparkling 68, three under par at Bishop Country Club. The Broncos defeated Ridgecrest Burroughs high school in a non-league dual. Bishop turned in a team score of 427. Mitton’s 68 was followed by teammate Brain Jones with an 80 matched by Burroughs top golfer Daryn Johnson.
The Bronco Golf team returns to high desert league play Wednesday with a trip to Rosamond.
Cover Photo, Sean Mitton after winning last years CIF central section championship.
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On Saturday, December 13, approximately 50 families from the Eastern Sierra had an early Christmas thanks to Shop-with-a-Cop. Children from the families were identified by local law enforcement and picked up by their partner for the day in a police vehicle and taken to breakfast at the Bishop Country Club. After a hearty breakfast, the law enforcement personnel and children slowly drove Code 3 from the golf course to the Bishop Country Club where each child had $220 to shop for Christmas gifts for family members. After the officers and their young partner finished shopping, volunteers wrapped the gifts, photos were taken with Santa, and they returned to their homes for an early family Christmas.
Many of these families would not have had much of a Christmas if it wasn’t for Shop-with-a-Cop. The idea for the program was introduced to the Eastern Sierra by MLPD Sergeant Rick Moberly four years ago. Other Eastern Sierra law enforcement agencies quickly jumped on board, and the program has gotten bigger each year. The participating agencies in 2014 were:
Mammoth Lakes Police Department
Mono County Sheriff’s Office
Bishop Police Department
Inyo County Sheriff’s Office
Mono County Probation Department
Inyo County Probation Department
Bishop Paiute Tribal Police
California Highway Patrol, Bridgeport Office
California Highway Patrol, Bishop Office
United States Forest Service Law Enforcement
California Department of Fish and Wildlife Law Enforcement
California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
Shop-with-a-Cop would not happen without the generous support of the community and the K-Mart in Bishop. Approximately $14,000 was raised through donations, mostly from individuals who heard about the program. More money than was needed was raised and the extra funds will be used for a new program, Shop-with-a-Cop–Back to School which will be held in August.
Special recognition must go to K-Mart and its manager, Oscar Saucedo. Each year they have gone above and beyond to support this cause. They provide an additional $20 gift card to each child, donate all the wrapping paper and bows, and provide space for the wrappers.
Shop-with-a-Cop organizer, Sergeant Rick Moberly, said, “I got the idea of Shop-with-a-Cop from San Diego PD, the second largest city in California. They hosted 320 kids this year. Our little agencies were able to take care of 50 families. I think that shows how much support we get from the people in the Eastern Sierra.”
MLPD Chief Dan Watson said, “I look forward to this each year. I asked one of our young Reserve Officers, while waiting for the gifts to be wrapped, what he thought of the program. His responded that this was about the best think he’d ever done. I believe the officers, deputies, and volunteers get as much enjoyment out of Shop-with-a-Cop as the kids and their families.”
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Four-Person Scramble with awards for the first, second and third place teams, as well as “closest to the hole” and “longest drive”, great raffle prizes and beverages to keep you hydrated here in the high desert.
A continental breakfast before play begins and a good old-fashioned western BBQ following the tournament is included!
Every golfer will have a member of the Football Team as his or her own caddy.
Date: September 21, 2014
Time: 7:30 a.m. Registration begins & 8:30 a.m. Tee Off
Where: Bishop Country Club
The cost to walk the course with a football player caddy is $25.00 per person for Country Club members ($50 w/cart) and $50.00 for non-members ($65 w/cart). You may pre-register your four-person team at Bishop County Club (873-5828) or register the day of the event.
TIME TO DO IT LIKE THE PROS: Sunday, August 10th, we’re preparing our Junior Golfers with the SAME FORMAT as the National Competition.
TEST YOUR SKILLS RIGHT HERE WITH THE KIBS/KBOV DRIVE CHIP AND PUTT COMPETITION
Preparing you Here: Local, Sub-Regional, and Regional Qualifying is conducted in all 50 states. The Championship Final will be held on April 5, 2015 at Augusta National. Check www.drivechipandputt.com/ for all Qualifying locations.
Junior golfers will have the opportunity to participate at 256 local qualifiers around the country throughout the summer of 2014.
Sign up at the Bishop Country Club, or Call 760 – 873 – 5828 to Register.
Support the Eastern Sierra Junior Golf Association
Registration is $5. All proceeds go to the Eastern Sierra Junior Golf Association. Big thanks to Joe at the Bishop Country Club for his work with the talented young golfers of this program! It starts, here.
1. Each participant will compete in all three skills (Drive, Chip, and Putt).
2. Participants will accumulate points in each skill. The participant with the highest number of accumulated points will be declared the Overall Champion of his or her age category. First, second, and third place winners of each individual skill will also be recognized.
3. In the case of tie in the overall score, the putting rank will serve as the tiebreaker.
* All scoring will be based on a 25-point-per-shot basis, with each participant taking three shots per skill. Each participant will accumulate points per shot in all three skills (maximum of 75 points per skill = 25 points per shot x 3). The overall champion in each age category will be determined by the participant with the most points accumulated between all three skills (maximum of 225 points – 75 points per skill x 3).
Prizes will be awarded in each Age Bracket.
FOUR AGE CATEGORIES: 7-9, 10-11, 12-13, 14-15
Participants will be grouped based on their age as of the championship final on Sunday, April 5, 2015. Participants must be at least 7 years of age on Sunday, April 5, 2015 and may not be older than 15 years of age on Sunday, April 5, 2015.
SO, MEET US AT THE BISHOP COUNTRY CLUB ON SUNDAY, AUGUST 1OTH AT 4 PM.
Bringing the National “Drive Chip & Putt Championship” Format to Bishop, California with the 1st Annual KIBS/KBOV Drive Chip & Putt Competition