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Multiple Lone Pine Residents Win National FFA Awards

Brenda Lacey the FFA Advisor of the Lone Pine High School FFA Chapter. Was recently awarded the Honorary American FFA Degree at the 2018 National Convention & Expo during an onstage ceremony on Friday, Oct. 26 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Mrs. Lacey received a certificate and medal, and their name will be permanently recorded at the National FFA Center.

This award is given to those who advance agricultural education and FFA through outstanding personal commitment. The National FFA Organization works to enhance the lives of youth through agricultural education. Without the efforts of highly dedicated individuals, thousands of young people would not be able to achieve the success that, in turn, contributes directly to the overall well being of the nation.

Also receiving National FFA Awards where Katie Lacey a 2016 Lone Pine High Graduate who is currently a junior at Oklahoma State University studying Agricultural Business/Pre-Law. Katie was recognized as the California FFA Star American Farmer receiving a Gold Medal along with her American FFA Degree. Tinh LeTrung a 2017 Lone Pine High Graduate a sophomore at Cerro Coso Community College received his American FFA Degree.

As the highest degree achievable in the National FFA Organization, the American FFA degree shows an FFA member’s dedication to his or her chapter and state FFA association. American FFA Degree recipients show promise for the future and have gone above and beyond to achieve excellence.

Recipients received a certificate and the American FFA Degree key in honor of their accomplishments and dedication to FFA.

The Lone Pine FFA Chapter had six current members in attendance at the 91st National FFA Convention and Expo, which drew a record 69,944 attendees to Indianapolis for this year’s themed convention “Just One”. Jessica McGuire, Kaili Hykes, Jaye Eaton, Luke Sullivan, Daniel Miller, and Fernando Rodriguez were in attendance for all of the leadership sessions, keynote speakers, and the National FFA Expo. In addition the students spent time at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, toured Purdue University, and explored the beautiful city of Indianapolis.

The National FFA Organization provides leadership, personal growth and career success training through agricultural education to 669,989 student members who belong to one of 8,630 local FFA chapters throughout the U.S., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Bergin Islands. The national FFA Organization is the premier youth organization dedicated to preparing members for leadership and careers in the science, business and technology of agriculture. FFA members are the future food industry’s premier human capital, and they are all driven by the organization’s foundational motto: Learning to Do, Doing to Learn, Earning to Live, Living to Serve.

Cappello Named All-CIF

Lone Pine Grad Named All-CIF Baseball

June 22, 2016
By Arnie Palu

Recent Lone Pine High School graduate Ryan Cappello has been named to the 2016 All-CIF Southern Section Baseball Team.  Cappello, a standout for the Golden Eagles baseball and basketball teams will be heading to the University of Nevada Reno next year as a member of the Wolf Pack’s baseball team.

Cover Photo by Lorenzo Parra

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Lone Pine Baseball falls to Santa Paula

Lone Pine High School Baseball drops 2nd round CIF Game

by Arnie Palu
May 25, 2016

The highly decorated Lone Pine senior class wrapped up their high school careers Tuesday with a 3-0 loss to Santa Paula in the CIF Southern Section division 6 baseball championships.  Lone Pine senior right pitcher Ryan Cappello went the distance on the hill limiting the Cardinals to 3 runs, but the Golden Eagle bats were silenced.  Coach Mike Button says the Lone Pine nine had a case of the at-em’s, noting the Golden Eagles put the ball in play, they just simply found it hard to locate gaps in the Santa Paula defense.

Coach Button thanked his assistant coaches Joe Cappello and Lamont Dawson and score keepers Krista Sullivan and Alicia Brice.  Coach also wants to thank team Mom Malissa Cappello for her efforts along with all the parents and fans for their support.

Lone Pine finishes the season runners up in the Desert Mountain League with a DML record of 10-4.  Desert Mountain League Champion Desert Christian (Lancaster) advanced in the Division 6 tournament.  The Knights will now battle Crean Lutheran in the round of 8.

Santa Paula is now the lone public school remaining in the Division 6 bracket.  Santa Paula has a total enrollment of approximately 1,600 students.  Lone Pine currently has 93 students enrolled.

cover photo by Lorenzo Parra.  Photo of Senior Ryan Cappello

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Lone Pine takes two from Desert

Lone Pine Baseball and Softball defeat Desert

by Arnie Palu
April 6, 2016

The Lone Pine Golden Eagles picked up key Desert Mountain League road wins Tuesday.  Lone Pine’s visit to Edwards Air Force Base ended with a 11-4 Baseball win and 9-6 softball victory.  Lone Pine’s busy week continues today (Wednesday, April 6th) with a trip to Bishop for match-ups with the Bronco Varsity.  The boys will play at BUHS and the girls will square off in the Bishop City Park, Field 2.  Both ball games are set for a 3:15 first pitch.

Softball
Lone Pine 9
Desert  6

Winning Pitcher, Lacie Jones, 3 hits allowed, 4 walks, 6 strikeouts.
Offensive Stats:
Juliann Jones,  2/4.
Lacie Jones, 3/4, double, 1 RBI.
Katelyn Button, 2/4, double and triple, 4 RBI.
Ronni Siddall, 3/4, 2 doubles, 2 RBI.
Jessianne Joiner, 1/4, double, 1 RBI.
Shelby Chavez, 1/3.
Mariah Button, 1/3, 1 RBI.

Baseball
Lone Pine 11
Desert  4

Winning Pitcher, Ryan Cappello, 4 innings pitched, 0 runs, 11 strikeouts.
Offensive Stats:
Douglas Moore,  3 for 5, 2 singles and a walk.
Garrett Sullivan, 3 for 5, 2 singles and sacrifice.
Brice Bryce, 2 for 4,  2 singles and 2 walks.
Adrian Gonzales, 3 for 4, 3 singles.
Coltan Martin, 1 for 2 with a triple.

The Lone Pine Baseball team has scheduled a Deep Pit BBQ Dinner.  The Fundraiser is set for Thursday, April 14 from 4 to 7pm at the Lone Pine VFW.  Meal includes Deep Pit Beef, Beans, Coleslaw, Salsa and Bread.  Pre-Order your dinner with any Lone Pine baseball player or call Coach Mike Button at 760-614-0151.  Meals are just $10 and take out will be available.

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Lone Pine Duo Earn All CIF Honors

Lone Pine’s Greene and Cappello earn All CIF Honors

By Arnie Palu
March 22, 2016

The numbers are staggering.  Lone Pine Basketball’s senior duo of Brad Greene and Ryan Cappello put together an amazing run.  In their four year varsity basketball careers the Golden Eagles won 88 games.  In their senior campaign Lone Pine finished with a 22-6 record and a trip to the CIF southern section division 6 final four.  For their efforts, both Greene and Cappello have been named to the CIF-Southern Section SCIBCA Boys Basketball team, Division 6.

During their run at Lone Pine the Golden Eagles won three Desert Mountain League titles.  As Freshman, Lone Pine finished as runners up in the DML with a 9-3 record.  Lone Pine would drop just two DML games in the next three seasons.

This past season Greene averaged 19.5 points per game and 14.7 rebounds per game.  Cappello scored 20.1 points per game while pulling down 9.4 rebounds per contest.  The 6-11 Brad Greene has signed a national letter of intent to play basketball next year at UC Irvine while Ryan Cappello is now the ace of the pitching staff for the Lone Pine baseball team.

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Lone Pine Girls Advance

Lone Pine Girls Basketball wins CIF playoff game

By Arnie Palu
February 19, 2016

The Lone Pine Golden Eagles hit the road Thursday night traveling to Lucerne Valley.  Lone Pine brought home a 45-30 CIF playoff win.  Freshman Shelby Chavez poured in a team high 19 points.  The Golden Eagles survive and advance setting up a second round home game Saturday night.  The win advances Lone Pine into the sweet 16 of the CIF Southern Section Ford Division 5A championships.  Lone Pine will play host to Liberty League Co-Champs Holy Martyrs Armenian School of Encino.  Saturday nights second round game will tip off at 7pm at Lone Pine High School.

Lone Pine 45
Lucerne Valley 30

Individual Statistics
Shelby Chavez, 19 points, 1 rebound.
Lena Cariou, 10 points, 17 rebounds, 1 steal.
Niki Martinez, 6 points, 8 rebounds, 1 steal.
Katelyn Button, 4 points, 8 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 block.
Katie Lacey, 4 points, 8 rebounds, 1 assist, 3 steals.
Celia Ray, 2 points, 1 assist, 2 steals.
Ronni Seddall, 1 rebound, 1 steal.

Coaches Comments, “The entire team contributed to the victory. Particularly proud of our improved free throw shooting. It was the difference in the game.”  coach Clint Quilter

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Lone Pine Boys Basketball Advances

Lone Pine Basketball wins CIF playoff game

By Arnie Palu
February 18, 2016

Bethel Baptist High School made the trip from Santa Ana to Lone Pine Wednesday night for the opening round of the CIF Southern Section Ford basketball championships.   The Golden Eagles were not kind hosts downing the Warriors 84-29.  Senior Ryan Cappello nearly outscored Bethel himself, pouring in a game high 28 points.

Lone Pine advances to round 2 of the Division 6 bracket facing Hi-Lo league champion Trona.  The Tornados defeating Westmark 56-40 Wednesday evening advancing to Fridays second round showdown in Lone Pine.  The Tornados are 17-2 on the season.  Fridays second round game is set for a 7pm start.

Lone Pine’s win over Bethel Baptist moves the Golden Eagles record to 20-5.  A win over Trona would punch Lone Pine’s ticket to the Quarterfinals.  The CIF southern section quarterfinals for Division 6 are set for Tuesday, February 23rd.

Bethel Baptist  29
Lone Pine            84

Individual Statistics
Ryan Cappello, 28 points, 5 assists.
Garrett Sullivan, 15 points, 4 assists.
Bryce Scott, 12 points, 3 rebounds.
Brad Greene, 10 points, 12 rebounds, 3 assists.
Adrian Gonzalez, 9 points.
Eddy Ivey, 8 points, 5 rebounds.
Coltan Martin, 2 points, 3 rebounds.

cover photo by Gary Young.  Senior Ryan Cappello.

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Lone Pine, Big Pine Basketball update

Lone Pine and Big Pine play league games

By Arnie Palu
February 10, 2016

Big Pine High School finished out it’s regular season schedule Tuesday night while Lone Pine celebrated senior night.  The Big Pine girls put the finishing touches on a perfect Hi-Lo league campaign and the Lone Pine boys avenged their lone Desert Mountain League loss setting up a winner take all championship game at Silver Valley Thursday night.

Big Pine Girls Basketball
Immanuel Christian…19
Big Pine………………………47

Submitted by Coach Bob Church
It wasn’t one of Big Pine Lady Warrior’s best games of the season, as missed layup opportunities early on prevented Big Pine from having an even bigger lead than the 16-6 margin they had after one period of play.  A couple of missed defensive assignments allowed Immanuel to tie the score early on at 4 to 4, but then Big Pine went on a 12 to 2 run to close out the first period.

Paaku’u Dewey had 5 points in the period, thanks to a long 3 pointer and Lauren Simpson did as she has done several times this year- nail a long 3 at the buzzer.  In the quarter, Simpson had 7 points.

After one half of play, Big Pine led by 16 points, 24-8, as the Lady Warrior’s defense held Immanuel Christian to two free throws made. AnahKee Mason led Big Pine scorers with 4 points in the quarter.  Just like the first half of play, all nine girls got playing time in the third period, with seven Lady Warriors scoring- six with baskets and one with a free throw.  Again, rotating the nine players in and out in the fourth period led to some missed assignments, as the Crusaders outscored the Lady Warriors 11-10. The Simpson sisters, Kaylee and Lauren, would each hit deep 3 pointers, while leading the Lady Warriors in scoring in the final quarter. Kaylee had 3 points while Lauren would put in 5 of her game high 16 points.

Coaches Comments, “It was most definitely ugly at times, with missed layups, missed  free throws and missed defensive assignments, but I really can’t complain, because this group really has been a pleasure and so much fun to coach. There are no petty jealousies, they’re having fun and they know that at times they really can be good. They are very unselfish. Winning is contagious and they certainly have worked hard at times to get to where they are right now.”

Big Pine Statistics
………………………………….P
OINTS     REBS.   ASSISTS     STEALS
Lauren Simpson             16             5                   1               4
AnahKee Mason              8            13                 1               5
Cassie Meza                        6              2                 1               3
Paaku’u Dewey                6              6                 2               5
Gabby Meza                       4              3                 3               4
Kaylee Simpson               3              5                 1               6
Gena Lewis                         2              2                 3               2
Raven Duckey                   2             3                  1              1
Aurora Toledo                   0             1                  1              1

Big Pine improves to 12-4 overall and finishes at 8-0 in Hi-Lo League play. The Lady Warriors will wait to hear from the CIF-SS office to see who they will host in the CIF-SS Division 6 Girl’s Basketball Playoffs. That game will more than likely be on February 18th.

Big Pine Boys Basketball
Immanuel Christian …52
Big Pine………………………43

Individual Statistics
Jacob Bacoch – 18 points, 13 rebounds, 4 steals.
Dominic Santiago – 16 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists, 4 steals.
Moses Davis – 7 points, 8 rebounds 4 steals.
Cesar Rico – 2 points, 4 rebounds.

Lone Pine Boys Basketball
Desert 50
Lone Pine 72

The Lone Pine Varsity boys avenged their lone DML loss with a resounding 72-50 victory over Desert.  The celebrated Lone Pine senior class was recognized in their final regular season game Tuesday night.  Seniors Ryan Cappello and Brad Greene both logged double doubles.   The key win sets up a winner take all Desert Mountain League showdown Thursday night in Yermo.  Silver Valley and Lone Pine both have just one loss in DML play, so the winner Thursday night takes home the DML crown.  Lone Pine is looking for back to back championships.

Individual Statistics
Ryan Cappello, 20 points, 11 rebounds.
Brad Greene, 16 points, 21 rebounds, 5 blocks.
Adrian Gonzalez, 12 points.
Kishan Bhakta, 9 points, 7 rebounds.
Garrett Sullivan, 4 points, 6 assists, 5 rebounds.
Bryce Scott, 4 points.
Jon Hall, 4 points.
Eddy Ivey, 3 points.

Lone Pine Girls Basketball
Desert 53
Lone Pine 32

Coach Clint Quilter praised the effort of his team.  “All of the girls put out a good effort against the first place team in League. On Senior Night, the Seniors Ronni Siddall, Niki Martinez, Kaitlyn Button, Katie Lacie, and Lena Cariou performed particularly well and played with a lot of heart.”

Lone Pine will close out the regular season Thursday with a trip to Silver Valley.

Individual Statistics
Katie Lacey, 17 points, 15 rebounds.
Shelby Chavez, 6 points, 1 assist.
Lena Cariou, 6 points, 15 rebounds.
Niki Martinez, 2 points, 5 rebounds.
Katelyn Button, 1 point, 4 rebounds, 2 steals.
Celia Ray, 2 rebounds, 3 steals.
Ronni Siddall, 2 rebounds.

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Lone Pine Football Awards

Lone Pine Golden Eagle Football Awards

by Arnie Palu

The Lone Pine High School Golden Eagles football team placed five student athletes on the Hi-Lo League first team and senior Doug Moore made All-CIF. Coach Jone Kane’s Lone Pine Football team finished 2015 with a 6-3 record.

Senior running-back and linebacker Doug Moore was named to the All-CIF eight man football team by the Eight-Man football Coaches Association. Coach Kane notes that Moore rushed for over 1,000 yards, scored 15 touchdowns, and was also the team leader in total tackles. Moore is joined on the All-CIF team by a pair of Hi-Lo league rivals, Trona’s Gunnar Cartmell and Malik Evans, both juniors.

Moore leads a group of five Golden Eagles who were named to the Hi-Lo League first team. In addition to Moore, seniors Kyler Francone (linebacker/tightend) and Eddy Ivey (offensive/defensive line) were named to the first team. Junior receiver Adrian Gonzales and sophomore quarterback Dylan Noland earned 1st team honors.

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Lone Pine Volleyball stung by Desert

Lone Pine Volleyball falls to #2 Desert

Provided by Coach Mel Joseph:
Edwards AFB-Lone Pine traveled to Desert on Tuesday to take on the CIF 4-A #2 ranked Scorpions and fell in three straight 2-25, 13-25, 13-25.  The Lady Eagles are now 3-3 DML, 7-9-2 overall.  Lone Pine will look to get back on track when they travel to Yermo on Thursday to play Silver Valley.

Individual Statistics
Setter Niki Martinez, 100% Serving, 1 ace, 6 Assists, 2 Digs.
Outside Hitter Abby Southey, 4/5 Serving, 2 Kills, 2 Digs.
Opposite Hitter Lena Cariou,  4/5 Serving, 2 Kills, 4 Digs.
Middle Hitter Taylor Corona, 2/3 Serving, 2 Kills, 1 Block, and 3 Digs.
Outside Hitter Katelyn Button, 2/3 Serving, 2 Kills.
Libero  Lacie Jones, 2 Kills, and 6 Digs.
Middle Hitter Katie Lacey, 100% Serving, 1 Ace, 2 Kills, 1 Block, and 7 Digs.

Junior Varsity
The Lone Pine JV defeated Desert 25-17, 25-23.  The JV are now 5-0 DML, 7-1 overall.

Individual statistics
Celia Ray-8/9 serving, 3 aces, 4 kills, 7 assists, and 3 digs.
Shelby Chavez-4/5 serving.
Jessianne Joiner-9/10 serving, 1 ace, 6 kills, and 6 digs.
Berenice Gutierrez-100% serving, 1 ace, 4 assists, and 2 digs.
Juliann Jones-8/9 serving, 2 aces, and 5 digs.
Mariah Button-100% serving, 5 kills, and 3 digs.
Marissa Honeyman- 5 kills.

Cover Photo by Gary Young, Lone Pine’s Lacie Jones

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