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Big Pine’s Bob Church Retiring

Event Friday honoring Bob Church

June 1, 2016
by Arnie Palu

After 3 plus decades of services Big Pine’s Bob Church is retiring.  Church has served as a teacher, coach and athletic director for 34 years.  A dessert potluck celebration will be held this Friday, June 3rd at 3:45 in Big Pine High School’s Helen Lund Square.

Fellow Teacher Amanda Marsh is organizing the Friday celebration and is asking folks to bring a dessert to share as they celebrate Church’s legacy.

Any questions can be directed to Amanda Marsh, teacher at Big Pine School (760)938-2222.

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Big Pine’s Gena Lewis no-hits Trona

Warrior go to 3-0 in League play behind Gena’s no hitter

April 20, 2016
By Arnie Palu

Big Pine High School Softball Coach Bob Church entered Tuesdays Hi-Lo League game with a solid pitching plan.  Church wanted Gena Lewis to work the first half the of game and then bring in Aurora Toledo to close.  Those plans were scrapped as the Big Pine offense put the game into mercy rule territory as Lewis held Trona hit-less.  Big Pine built a 11-0 lead after three innings and Lewis completed the no-hitter.  Coach Church, “I was originally going to throw Gena only three of four innings and then get Aurora Toledo some time pitching, but it’s not very often a young lady has an opportunity to throw a no-hitter.  Gena had good command of her pitches.  Aurora will get plenty of work Wednesday.”  Big Pine softball will host Coleville today (Wednesday, April 20th) at 3pm.

Trona 0
Big Pine 11

Gena Lewis, 5 innings pitched, 0 runs, 0 hits, 3 walks, 2 hit by pitch, 5 strikeouts.

Lauren Simpson, 2 for 3, 3 RBI.
Aurora Toledo,  1 for 2, double, 3 runs, 3 steals.
Gabby Meza,  1 for 2, RBI, 1 steal.
Gena Lewis, 1 for 3, triple, RBI, 2 Runs.
Paaku’u Dewey, 1 for 4, RBI, 1 Run.
Jamie Robinson, walk, Steal, 3 Runs.
Melissa Barlow, Run.

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Big Pine Blows away the Tornados

Big Pine Softball take twin bill from Trona

By Arnie Palu
April 8, 2016

Big Pine softball swept a double header from Trona by a combined score of 44-6 Thursday.  Trona hosted the games in Ridgecrest.  Big Pine Pitcher Gena Lewis flirted with a no hitter in game one as the Warriors picked up the win 24-5.  Game two was another big victory 20-1.   Aurora Toledo had a huge game pitching a 2-hitter and ripping a 3-run home-run.  Next up for Big Pine softball is a trip to Mojave on Monday, April 11th.

Game 1
Big Pine 24
Trona  5

Winning Pitcher, Gena Lewis, 5 innings pitched, 3 hits, 2 walks, 5 strikeouts, 5 runs, 3 earned runs.
Offensive statistics
Paaku’u Dewey, 5 for 6, double and 2 RBI.
Gena Lewis, 4 for 5, 4 RBI.
Melissa Barlow, 3 for 5, 2 doubles, 3 RBI.
Sienna Gutierrez, 2 for 3, RBI.
Lauren Simpson, 2 for 4, 4 RBI.
Gabby Meza, 1 for 2, 2 RBI.
Raven Duckey, 1 for 1, triple, RBI.

Game 2
Big Pine 20
Trona 1

Winning Pitcher, Aurora Toledo, 2 hits, 7 strikeouts, 0 walks.
Offensive Statistics
Sienna Gutierrez, 3 for 5, double, triple, 4 RBI.
Aurora Toledo, 2 for 2, double, 3 run Homerun.
Lauren Simpson, 2 for 3, 3 run Homerun.
Jamie Robinson, 2 for 3, 2 RBI.
Gena Lewis, 2 for 4.
Paaku’u Dewey, 2 for 5, double.
Cassie Meza, 1 for 2, RBI.
Hillary Duckey, 1 for 2, RBI.

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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
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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Big Pine Girls Basketball wins Hi-Lo championship

Big Pine High Schools Girls claim Hi-Lo League Title

by Arnie Palu
February 9, 2016

The Big Pine High School Girls basketball team wrapped up the Hi-Lo league title with a 47-17 win at Trona on Friday, February 5th.  Coach Bob Church is quick to credit the Warriors great team defense as Big Pine limited Trona to just 4 second half points.  The win improves Big Pine’s record to 11-4 overall and 7-0 in the Hi-Lo League.

Coaches Comments
“The girls played with a lot of heart and didn’t get caught up in Trona’s rough play.  Also, again our girls had great fan support from the Big Pine locals making the trip.  We really want to thank them!”
Bob Church

Big Pine is #9 in this weeks Division 6, CIF-Southern Section Girls Basketball rankings.  Big Pine celebrates senior night tonight (Tuesday, February 9th) hosting Immanuel Christian.  The Girls game tips off at 5pm with the boys following at 6:30.

Individual Statistics vs Trona
Lauren Simpson, 16 points, 7 rebounds, 2 assists, 4 steals.
Anahkee Mason, 11 points, 12 rebounds, 1 assist, 6 steals.
Kaylee Simpson, 7 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal.
Gabby Meza, 6 points, 1 rebound, 1 assist, 2 steals.
Gena Lewis, 3 points, 4 rebounds, 4 rebounds, 2 steals.
Cassie Meza, 2 points, 1 rebound, 1 assist, 2 steals.
Paaku’u Dewey, 2 points, 6 rebounds, 1 assist, 8 steals.
Aurora Toledo, 3 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals.
Raven Duckey, 2 rebounds.

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Big Pine tops Lee Vining

Big Pine Basketball wins Hi-Lo League Games

by Arnie Palu
January 21, 2016

The Big Pine Warriors swept a two game set with Lee Vining Wednesday night.   The Big Pine girls improve to 3-0 in Hi-Lo league play while the boys needed a dramatic, overtime comeback effort winning their first league game.

Varsity Boys
Lee Vining 49
Big Pine     50

The Lee Vining boys held a halftime lead of 20-12, but Big Pine stormed back to force overtime and ultimatly win 50-49.  The victory moves Big Pine to 1-2 in Hi-Lo play.  Next up for the Big Pine boys is a Friday home game with Beatty Nevada’s JV’s.  The game with the hornets will tip off at 4pm.

individual statistics
Jacob Bacoch, 19 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assist.
Dominic Santiago, 12 points, 5 rebounds 3 assists, 2 steals.
Moses Davis, 10 points,  6 rebounds,  2 steals.
Darian Robinson, 9 points, 10 rebounds, 2 assists,,
Cesar Rico,  10 rebounds, 2 steals.

Varsity Girls
Lee Vining 26
Big Pine      46

Individual Statistics
BP Scoring                 Points     Rebs.     Assists     Steals
AnahKee Mason       19         15             2              6
Cassie Meza                  7           2              2              3
Gena Lewis                    6            5             4              3
Lauren Simpson         6            6             2              5
Paaku’u Dewey          2            8             1              6
Gabby Meza                2            2             1              4
Kaylee Simpson        2            3             1              1
Raven Duckey           2            2              0             1
Aurora Toledo            0            3              1              2

Lee Vining point totals
B. Garcia, 11.
K. Duro,    7.
J. Harris,  4.
R. Burch,  2.
J. Calderon,    2.

Big Pine Coach Bob Church, “Pretty much the routine now for the Lady Warriors, as they only scored 5 first period points. However, it was still enough to lead the visiting Tigers 5-4 after the initial 8 minutes of play.  The second period of play saw five Lady Warriors break into the scoring column, with AnahKee Mason leading the way with 6 points in the quarter. Missed lay-ups and free throws again continue to haunt the Lady Warriors, who could have had a much more sizable lead at half.  It was AnahKee Mason again doing the majority of the scoring in the third period as she scored 8  points, but Gena Lewis was finally talked into shooting more than once or twice a game. Gena contributed 6 points, all in the third period. Also in the third period, Big Pine’s 3-2 half-court trap was more effectively creating turnovers, which resulted in more possessions for the host team.  In the fourth Lauren Simpson led the Warriors with 4 points in the quarter- 3 of those coming off a right corner 3 pointer.”

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Big Pine volleyball vs Baker

Hi-Lo league match goes to Baker

The Baker Valley high school volleyball team topped Big Pine Tuesday in a Hi-Lo league match.  Baker won in 5 games.  Big Pine won game one, 25-19, dropped game two 20-15, won game three 25-20, then dropped game four 21-25 and the deciding fifth game 11-15.

Individual Statistics:
Cassie Meza – 4 points, 10 attacks, 2 kills, 19 digs.
Lauren Simpson – 9 points, 34 attacks, 8 kills, 6 assists, 12 digs.
Gabby Meza – 7 points, 3 aces, 14 attacks, 3 kills, 2 assists, 23 digs.
Aurora Toledo – 6 points, 1 ace, 7 attacks, 13 digs.
Cammbrianna Marquez – 8 attacks, 6 digs.
Gena Lewis – 8 points, 4 aces, 31 attacks, 3 kills, 12 assists, 24 digs.
Anah-Kee Mason – 14 points, 5 aces, 25 attacks, 5 kills, 16 digs.

Submitted by coach Shelly Snoderly

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Weekend Volleyball round up

Mammoth and Big Pine Volleyball

Mammoth @ Mojave and Desert Christian
Submitted by Mammoth High School Volleyball Coach John Morris:

The JV lost a close one to Desert Christian (Lancaster) 25-19, 22-25, 13-15 despite being ahead 11-6 on the third game. Mammoth JV were led by Sydney Willingham with 2 aces and 6 kills Mallory Podosin with 1 ace and 10 assists. The JV huskies are 4-2 in Desert Mtn League play.

Mammoth High School Varsity defeated Mojave on Friday night 25-4, 25-5 and 25-9 in a match which saw all 11 Huskies play. The Huskies then defeated the Knights of Desert Christian in Lancaster for the first time in 6 years with scores of 25-20, 25-12, 25-15. Mammoth was led by the outstanding defense and passing of Kira Shultz with 7 perfect serve receptions and 15 digs. Callie Mowat added 6 aces, 8 kills and 7 blocks. Taylor Sanders had 7 kills and 10 digs, Tatum Sandvigen had 5 aces, 5 kills  and 6 blocks. Mckenna Smith added 4 aces and 27 assists. 

The Varsity Huskies are 18-8 overall and 6-1 (2nd place) in the Desert Mountain League. They next travel to Silver Valley on Friday Oct 16 and to Vasquez on Saturday October 17. 

Big Pine vs. Baker
Submitted by Big Pine High School Volleyball Coach Shelly Snoderly

Big Pine played Baker over the weekend and unfortunately did not win, but played a great game.  We played five matches, that were all pretty close games.

Scores – 25-18, 20-25, 24-26, 25-22, 9-15.

Lauren Simpson – 24 attacks, 2 kills, 8 assists, 10 digs.
Gabby Meza – 14 points, 1 ace, 13 attacks, 2 kills, 15 digs.
Kaylee Simpson – 3 points, 2 aces, 13 attacks, 3 kills, 6 digs.
Cammbrianna Marquez – 7 points, 2 aces, 2 attacks, 1 kill, 16 digs.
Gena Lewis – 16 points, 5 aces, 22 attacks, 5 kills, 7 assists, 24 digs.
Anah-Kee Mason – 9 points, 2 aces, 29 attacks, 6 kills, 12 digs.

Next game Oct 13, 2015 @ 5pm at home against Lee Vining.

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Big Pine Volleyball wins 2

Big Pine High School Volleyball wins back to back games

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Big Pine High School Volleyball topped the Mammoth JV Tuesday night. The Warriors won in straight games, 25-21, 25-22, 26-24.

Individual Stats:
Gena Lewis – 20 points, 6 aces, 16 assists.
Gabby Meza – 10 points, 3 aces, 9 digs.
Lauren Simpson – 15 attacks, 7 kills,  4 assists.
Kaylee Simpson – 5 attacks, 2 kills, 5 digs.
Anah-Kee Mason – 12 attacks, 8 kills, 11 digs.

This past Friday, September 11th Big Pine traveled to Pyramid Lake winning a 4-game thriller. Coach Shelly Snoderly reports that Big Pine won the first game 25-13, lost the second game 24-26, won the third game 25-16, and won the fourth game 25-20.

Individual Stats:
Lauren Simpson 6 points, 1 ace, 8 attacks, 4 kills, 4 assists, and 5 digs.
Gabby Meza 17 points, and 7 aces.
Ciona-Jai LaFrombrois 11attacks, 3 kills, 2 assists, 4 digs.
Cammbrianna Marquez 10 attacks, 6 kills, 6 digs.
Gena Lewis 13 points, 6 aces, 8 attacks, 2 kills, 13 assists, 18 digs.
Anah-Kee Mason 13 points, 7 aces, 10 attacks, 4 kills, 13 digs.

Next up for Big Pine is a Saturday home match with Calvary Baptist from LaVerne. The match starts at 11am this Saturday, September 19th.

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Big Pine Splits with Trona

Warriors softball wins, baseball falls at Trona

Big Pine split a pair of games at Trona Tuesday.  The softball team dominated the tornadoes while the baseball team fell victim to a Trona walk off win.  Big Pine will be back in action on Friday with a trip to Lee Vining for a Hi-Lo league dual on Fishmas Eve.  Double header action on Friday with games beginning at 1 and 3pm.

Big Pine 4
Trona  5

The game was 0-0 till the 5th inning when Dominic Santiago scored from first base on a double from Juan Meza giving Big Pine a 1-0 lead.  The warriors gave up the lead in the bottom of the 6th on two errors going down 3-1.  Big Pine retook the lead in the top of the 7th 4-3, thanks to runs scored by Eric Fairley, Dominic Santiago and Juan Meza.  The Warriors allowed 2 runs in the bottom of 7th falling 5-4.  Juan Meza had a fine day at the plate going 3 for 4 with a double and 2 singles driving in a run.  Dominic Santiago finished 2 for 3.  Jacob Bacoch pitched 6 1/3 innings allowing 2 earned runs, striking out 12.

Big Pine 15
Trona  5

Big Pine’s Gena Lewis had a big game at the plate(1 home run, a triple, single, 3 runs scored and 3 RBI), pitching (7 strike-outs, only 4 hits and only 1 ball hit into the outfield for a base hit), and fielding (10 assists and 2 put-outs). Jamie Robinson (triple and 2 singles, 3 runs scored and 1 RBI), Melissa Barlow (home run, single, walk, 4 runs scored and an RBI), and Sienna Gutierrez (2 singles, a walk, 3 runs scored and 2 RBI).  AnahKee Mason 1 for 4 with a base on balls,1 run scored and 1 RBI. Kaylee Simpson 1 for 4 with a base on balls and 1 RBI.

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Big Pine Grad Honored

Former Big Pine Warrior honored

Korina Kemp-Riggin started playing volleyball for Big Pine in junior high school. In high school she was named All-League and All-CIF as a Lady Warrior and then went on to compete at the national level with a scholarship to Cal State University at Los Angeles.  Last Tuesday, the 1990 Big Pine High graduate was inducted into the CSULA’s Athletic Hall of Fame.
Riggin, the daughter of Jim Kemp and the late Linda Kemp of Big Pine, was cited as a major reason for CSULA’s Golden Warriors volleyball program’s improved successes. The Golden Eagles had only one winning season prior to Kemp’s 1992 sophomore season. That year CSULA was 25-10 and advanced to the national semi-finals. Riggin holds the number two spot at CSULA with 169 career aces and fifth in kills with 1,271.
The following year, Riggin and the Eagles went on to the regional championship match. In Riggin’s senior year, the Eagles started the season with 18 consecutive wins and held the number two spot in the national rankings during the season.
Individual honors for the former Warrior included American Volleyball Coaches Association 2nd team All-American in 1993, 1st team All-American in 1994 and All-Region in 1993 and 1994, All-California Collegiate Athletic Association first team in 1993 and 1994.
Riggin graduated from CSULA in 1995 with a major in communications and lives with her husband Mitch in Cave Creek, Arizona. She is a freelance TV camera operator covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, National Football League games and the Olympics, both summer and winter.

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