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Lone Pine sweeps Mojave

Lone Pine baseball and softball top Mojave

By Arnie Palu
March 9, 2016

Lone Pine Baseball and softball opened Desert Mountain League play with big wins over Mojave.  Softball roughed up the mustangs 20-2 while the baseball team shutout Mojave 7-0.  Lone Pine softball was scheduled to play Immanuel Christian Thursday, but baseball coach and athletic director Michael Button indicates that the softball game with Immanuel has been cancelled, but will be rescheduled.

Lone Pine 7
Mojave 0

WP-Garrett Sullivan, 3 innings, 8 strikeouts, 2 walks.
Ryan Cappello, 2 innings, 5 strikeouts, 1 walk.
Doug Moore, 2 for 4.
Ryan Cappello, 3 for 4, single, double, triple.
Kyler Francone, 2 for 2.

Lone Pine 20
Mojave  2

Lacie Jones, 5 innings, 11 strikeouts, 2 hits.
Celia Ray,  3 for 4.
Taylor Corona 1 for 2.
Juliann Jones 2 for 3, RBI.
Lacie Jones 3 for 3,  double, 2 RBI.
Katelyn Button,  4 for 4,  2 doubles, 4 RBI.
Mariah Button, 2 for 4, 2 RBI.
Berenice Gutierrez,  1 for 2.
Cassandra Carlson,  1 for 1, 2 RBI.
Ronni Siddall,  2 for 2, double, RBI.

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Lone Pine Basketball Run ends in the CIF Final 4

Lone Pine Boys Basketball season ends

by Arnie Palu
March 1, 2016

The Lone Pine Boys basketball team lost to #1 seed Renaissance Academy Friday night 64-45.  The Golden Eagles talented senior class finishes the season with a 22-6 record.  The Eagles won their third consecutive Desert Mountain League title and advanced to the CIF Southern Section Division 6 final 4.

Lone Pine Basketball says goodbye to 9 seniors, Garrett Sullivan, Ryan Cappello, Kishan Bhakta, Doug Moore, Jon Hall, Coltan Martin, Brandon Martinez, Eddy Ivey, and Brad Greene.

Lone Pine 45
Renaissance 64

Brad Greene, 18 points, 5 rebounds.
Ryan Cappello, 13 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists.
Garrett Sullivan, 6 points.
Adrian Gonzales, 6 points.
Kishan Bhakta, 2 points, 5 rebounds.

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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 Wins DML title

Greene and Cappello Power Lone Pine to Championship

By Arnie Palu
February 12, 2016

Lone Pine boys basketball traveled to Yermo Thursday evening for a winner take all Desert Mountain League championship game.  The Golden Eagles won 76-55 claiming the League title.  The much celebrated senior class added another crown to their impressive resume.  Ryan Cappello and UC Irvine bound Brad Greene both logged double-doubles in the championship game.  Lone Pine improves to 19-5 overall and 13-1 in Desert Mountain League play.  The Golden Eagles will now set their sights on a CIF southern section playoff run.  The Brackets will be posted this weekend.

Individual Statistics
Ryan Cappello, 27 points, 13 rebounds, 5 assists, 3 steals.
Brad Greene, 23 points, 22 rebounds, 4 blocks.
Kishan Bhakta, 9 points, 8 rebounds.
Adrian Gonzales, 9 points.
Garrett Sullivan, 7 points, 6 assists, 5 rebounds.
Bryce Scott, 2 points.
Eddy Ivey, 1 point.

Varsity Girls
Lone Pine 30
Silver Valley 53

Individual Statistics
Katie Lacey, 11 points, 4 rebounds.
Lena Cariou, 9 points, 8 rebounds, 3 assists.
Niki Martinez, 4 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists.
Katelyn Button, 4 points, 11 rebounds, 2 assists.
Shelby Chavez, 2 points, 4 rebounds.
Celia Ray, 2 rebounds, 2 assists.

Cover Photo from Brad Greene’s Instagram account

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Lone Pine basketball wins, setting up big week

Lone Pine downs Boron, faces Scorpions and Trojans this week

by Arnie Palu
Februrary 8, 2016

Homecoming basketball at Lone Pine High School was  a big success with both the boys and girls varsity notching key wins over Boron.  This week Lone Pine will host Desert Tuesday (senior night), and wrap up the regular season Thursday with a trip to Silver Valley.  The Lone Pine Boys (11-1 Desert Mountain League) are currently tied with Silver Valley (11-1 DML) while the Golden Eagle Girls move into a third place tie (8-4) with Boron.  Desert and Silver Valley lead the girls standings.

Varsity Boys
Boron 25
Lone Pine 80

The Golden Eagles celebrated homecoming with a strong victory Friday night.  Brad Greene and Ryan Cappello logged double-doubles with 18 points and 12 rebounds for Greene and 13 points and 11 rebounds for Cappello.
The win keeps Lone Pine in the drivers seat for the DML championship.  Lone Pine has a challenging week starting with Desert Tuesday, and finishing the regular season on the road at Silver Valley.  Desert handed Lone Pine their only DML loss in two seasons earlier this year while Silver Valley boasts a 11-1 DML record.

Individual Statistics
Brad Greene, 18 points, 12 rebounds.
Ryan Cappello, 13 points, 11 rebounds.
Kishan Bhakta, 13 points.
Adrian Gonzalez, 11 points, 5 assists.
Eddy Ivey, 6 points.
Bryce Scott, 5 points, 3 steals.
Garrett Sullivan, 5 points, 5 assists.
Doug Moore, 4 points.
Coltan Martin, 3 points, 7 rebounds.
Jon Hall, 2 points.

Varsity Girls
Boron 39
Lone Pine 41

Lone Pine moves into a third place tie in the DML standings with a 41-39 win.  Lone Pine moves even with Boron with a 8-4 league record.  The Golden Eagle girls have a big week hosting #1 Desert Tuesday and traveling to #2 Silver Valley Thursday.

individual Statistics
Katelyn Button, 10 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals.
Niki Martinez, 9 points, 5 rebounds, 2 steals.
Shelby Chevez, 9 points, 3 rebounds, 2 steals.
Cilia Ray, 8 points, 7 rebounds, 2 steals.
Katie Lacey, 4 points, 11 rebounds.
Lena Cariou, 1 point, 6 rebounds.
Ronni Siddall, 2 rebounds, 2 steals.

cover photo, by Gary Young.  Brad Greene vs Bishop, 2015

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Lone Pine Volleyball falls to Boron

Lone Pine now 6-6 in DML play

Submitted by Coach Mel Joseph:

Boron, CA – Lone Pine traveled to Boron Tuesday and fell in a very competitive five game match.  Lone Pine won games 1 and 2 (25-20, 25-16) then dropped games 3 and 4 (22-25, 23-25) setting up the tie breaker losing 11-15.  “We jumped all over the Lady Cats in the first two games and just could not finish in games three and four”.  “Boron is always a tough place to play, our game plan worked, it was just some key errors that got us; again, I was proud of our cohesive effort”.  Lone Pine is now 6-6 in the DML, and currently in 4th place, clinging to the final playoff spot out of the tough DML.  The Lady Eagles will now host the #2 ranked Desert Scorpions on Thursday (JV will start at 3:00PM) then finish out the regular season on Friday hosting Silver Valley.  Coach Joseph will honor his six seniors on Friday against the Trojans.  JV begins at 4:00PM

Individual Statistics
Setter Niki Martinez, 12/12 Serving, 2 Kills, 4 Blocks, 23 Assists, and 19 Digs.
Outside Hitter Abby Southey, 20/21 Serving, 5 Aces, 8 Kills, and 11 Digs.
Opposite Hitter Lena Cariou, 13/13 Serving, 2 Aces, 5 Kills, and 7 Digs.
Middle Hitter Taylor Corona, 3 Kills, and 5 Blocks.
Outside Hitter Katelyn Button,14/15 Serving, 5 Kills, and 7 Digs.
Libero Lacie Jones, 27/27 Serving, 5 Aces, 2 Kills, and 27 Digs.
Middle Hitter Katie Lacey, 11/12 Serving, 3 Aces, 8 Kills, 6 Blocks, and 4 Digs.

Junior Varsity
The Lone Pine JV got back to their winning ways defeating Boron 25-15, 26-24.  The JV’s are now 9-1 DML, 12-2 overall.
Individual stats:
Celia Ray- 10/11 serving, 3 aces, 5 assists, and 3 digs.
Shelby Chavez- 100% serving, 2 kills, and 6 digs.
Jessianne Joiner-  13 kills, 4 blocks, and 5 digs.
Berenice Gutierrez- 5 aces, 4 assists, and 3 digs.
Juliann Jones- 2 kills, and 4 digs.
Mariah Button- 100% serving, 2 kills, and 4 digs.
Marissa Honeyman- DNP.

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Lone Pine tripped up at Vasquez

Lone Pine Volleyball drops DML match at Vasquez

The Lone Pine High School Golden Eagles Volleyball team dropped a Desert Mountain League match Tuesday at Vasquez.  Lone Pine heads back to the road Thursday for another DML match in Mammoth.

Coach Mel Joseph’s report:
Action, CA – Lone Pine traveled to Action on Tuesday and fell in four games to the Mustangs. Vasquez won game one 25-11, Lone Pine won game two 25-18. Then in game three with the score 6-3, Lone Pine’s senior middle blocker Katie Lacey came down on a Vasquez player at the net injuring her ankle and have to leave the match. Playing with seven players, one of whom is a Libero, the Lady Eagles had to finish game three with only five players having to take a side out (and a point earned for Vasquez) each time Lone Pine rotated to Lacey’s service rotation. Lone Pine lost game three 25-14. Game 4 Lone Pine placed Libero Lacie Jones into a regular jersey and inserted her into the middle blocker position giving the Lady Eagles six players on the court. Lone Pine lost game four 25-20. With the loss, Lone Pine is now 6-4 in DML, 10-10-2 overall.

“Given the emotional concern for their teammate who left the gym for an area hospital, I was proud of how the girls stuck together and battled through to the end, this says a lot for our maturity and camaraderie”.

Individual Statistics:
Setter Niki Martinez, 9/10 Serving, 2 Aces, 1 Kill, 17 Assists, and 8 Digs.
Outside Hitter Abby Southey, 12/13 Serving, 9 Kills, and 9 Digs.
Opposite Hitter Lena Cariou, 100% Serving, 3 Kills, and 16 Digs.
Middle Hitter Taylor Corona, 5 Kills, 6 Blocks, and 13 Digs.
Outside Hitter Katelyn Button, 100% Serving, 5 Kills, and 8 Digs.
Libero Lacie Jones, 100% Serving, 1 Kill, and 22 Digs.
Middle Hitter Katie Lacey, 100% Serving, 2 Kills, 1 Block, and 5 Digs.

Lone Pine JV Volleyball

The Lone Pine JV stayed unbeaten in DML play with a 25-21, 25-20 win. The JV’s are now 8-0 DML, 10-1 overall.
Individual statistics:
Celia Ray- 1 kill, 6 assists, and 2 digs.
Shelby Chavez-6/7 serving, 1 ace, and 2 kills.
Jessianne Joiner-7/8 serving, 2 aces, 5 kills, 2 blocks, and 7 digs.
Berenice Gutierrez-9/10 serving, 4 aces, 1 kill, 5 assists, and 3 digs.
Juliann Jones-1 kill and 5 digs.
Mariah Button-5/6 serving, 3 kills, and 5 digs.
Marissa Honeyman- 5 kills.

Cover Photo by Gary Young.

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Lone Pine Spikes Mojave

Lone Pine wins home DML game with Mojave

The Lone Pine High School volleyball team moves to 5-3 in the Desert Mountain League with a straight games win over Mojave.   Lone Pine Coach Mel Joseph indicates the Golden Eagles  hosted Mojave (Varsity Only) Tuesday defeating the Mustangs in three straight 25-8, 25-7, 25-9.   With the victory, Lone Pine moves to 5-3 DML, 9-9-2 overall. The Lady Eagles will now pack for four straight road matches beginning with a trip to Lancaster on Thursday to take on the Desert Christian Knights.

Individual Statistics:
Setter Niki Martinez,  28/30 Serving, 13 Aces, 1 Kill, 24 Assists, and 2 Digs.
Outside Hitter Abby Southey,  100% Serving, 2 Aces, 7 Kills, and 2 Digs.
Opposite Hitter Lena Cariou, 100% Serving, 9 Aces, 3 Kills, and 3 Digs.
Middle Hitter Taylor Corona, 4 Kills.
Outside Hitter Katelyn Button, 100% Serving, 5 Kills.
Libero Lacie Jones, 100% Serving, 2 Kills, and 8 Digs.
Middle Hitter Katie Lacey, 5 Kills.

Cover Photo, #2 Taylor Corona, photo by Gary Young

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Lone Pine Drops 2 at Boron

Lone Pine baseball and softball fall to Boron

The Golden Eagles struggled on the road Tuesday falling to the Boron Bobcats.  The softball team lost 14-0 and the baseball team came up short 5-1.  Lone Pine will be back on the road Thursday to Acton for a Desert Mountain League showdown with Vasquez.

Varsity Softball
Lone Pine  0
Boron   14

Lacie Jones pitching- 4 k’s, 9 hits, 2 walks.
Juliann Jones 1/3
Lacie Jones 1/2

Coaches Comments, “More errors than innings is not a good thing.  The good news is, we defended some bunts and slaps successfully, and kept playing hard.  Young group, I am waiting for them to play to their potential against these more intimidating teams.”  Coach Liz Jones

Varsity Baseball
Lone Pine  1
Boron   5

Preston Huerta, 2 for 3.
Doug Moore, 2 for 3.
Dylan Noland, 3 innings pitched, 3 runs allowed.
Brad Greene, 2 innings pitched, 2 runs allowed.
Ryan Cappello, 1 inning pitched, 0 runs, 3 strikeouts.

Coaches Comments, “I believe we are starting to come together. Few things we need work on but we have lot of talent out there just need to start coming together as a team.”   Coach Mike Button

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Bishop Baseball opens with win

Bishop High Baseball beats Lone Pine

The Bishop Union High School varsity boys baseball team opened the 2015 season with a strong 24-4 road win at Lone Pine.  The Broncos jumped out to a big lead with an 11 run 1st inning.  Bishop pitchers combined for a two-hitter.  Senior Colton Reisen had a huge day going 2 for 3 driving in 6 runs.

Box Score

box score

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Cappello reaches 1,000

Lone Pine Junior hits 1,000 point mark

The Lone Pine golden eagles downed Silver Valley Wednesday night 58-43 and Ryan Cappello had 22 points putting him over 1,000 points in his career.   Lone Pine head coach Scott Kemp says Cappello is the first player to hit the historic mark during his Junior season.  The win moves Lone Pine to 7-0 in Desert Mountain League play and 16-2 overall.
It was not only a special night for Cappello, but fellow Junior Brad Greene notched the seasons first triple double with 20 points, 22 rebounds and 12 blocked shots.  The third amigo in Lone Pines “Big Three”, Garrett Sullivan added 11 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists.  Adrian Gonzales chipped in with 3 points and Preston Huerta added 2.
Lone Pine will start the second half of their DML schedule on Tuesday, January 27th with a trip to Mojave.

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Golden Eagles down Desert

Lone Pine Boys top Desert

The Lone Pine Varsity boys stay unbeaten in Desert Mountain league play with an impressive 69-47 win Tuesday night.   Junior Brad Greene scored a game high 24 points with 11 blocks and 5 rebounds.  Ryan Cappello scored 20 points grabbing 7 rebounds and dishing out 5 assists.  Garrett Sullivan chipped in with 14 points, 3 assists, 4 steals and got in on the block party with 5 rejections.  Adrian Gonzalez had 7 points, Eddie Ivey 4 points and Kishan Bhakta pulled down 7 rebounds.  Coach Scott Kemp praised Bhakta’s great defensive play.   The victory moves Lone Pine’s overall record to 15-2 and 6-0 in Desert Mountain League Play.

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Photo by Gary Young Photography.  Ryan Cappello blocks a shot vs. Bishop in the Christmas Classic