All posts by Deston Rogers

Broncos Dominate Semi-Final Game-Championship Game Next!

In front of a huge home crowd, the Bishop Bronco Varsity Baseball Team hosted the Riverdale Cowboys in the semi-final game of the Central Section CIF Les Schwab Boys Baseball Championships Division 6. The Riverdale Cowboy went ino the game ranked #5 and the Broncos the #1 ranked team.

After the Cowboys were retired, in order in the top of the first inning, the Broncos would score twice in the bottom half of the inning. Justin Yates would start off by getting a walk, followed by Mike Kubiak getting on base. With two outs, Lorenzo Parra would get a single allowing Yates to come around and score the first run of the game. Next up was Cal Omohundro who would hit a double to center bringing Kubiak around to score. At the end of the first inning, the Broncos had the lead 2-0.

After being retired, in order in the second inning, the Broncos would explode at the plate scoring an incredible 12 runs in the third. Justin Yates would get another walk to lead off the Broncos. Mike Kubiak stepped up and hit a double to deep left center, scoring Yates. Brody Maloney, who had five hits in the victory against Kern Valley in the second round game, continued with his hitting ways by smacking a double to the opposite field, which allowed Kubiak to cross the plate. Lorenzo Parra would get his second hit of the game, with a single to center, and Maloney came home.

After Cal Omohundro singled, advancing Parra to third base, Mike Molina would get a walk to load the bases for the Broncos. Jalen Watterson would get the first of his three hits, in the game, with a single to left center which brought Parra home. Hunter Beal followed with a single and Molina scored. After Yates struck out, in his second plate appearance of the inning, Mike Kubiak would step up to the plate.

With a 2-0 count, Kubiak would blow the game wide open when he hit a grand slam home run that landed on the top of the old Library building. With that hit, the Broncos lead was 12-0. The Broncos would add two more runs in the inning and go to the fourth inning leading 14-0.

In the Top of the fourth inning, the Cowboys would get three hits and score their only run of the game.

Going to the bottom of the fifth inning, with the score 14-0, the Broncos would add two more runs. With one out, Mike Molina would get a single and bring to the plate Jalen Watterson. Watterson, facing a 1-3 count, smacked his next pitch over the fence in right field, scoring him and Molina.

Justin Yates started on the mound for the Broncos with a strong performance striking out 5 batters, no walks and giving up just 4 hits. Austin Thomas would come in to close the game in the top of the 6th inning. He would face 8 batters, striking out 4, and giving up just three hits, ending the game with a strike out to give the Broncos the golden ticket to the Championship game.

The Bishop Broncos will face the Lindsay Cardinals, the number two ranked team, for the Championship on Saturday in Visalia. Lindsay defeated Roosevelt, Tuesday, 15-2.

Lindsay enters the championship game with an over all record of 18-12 and finished league 11-4. The Broncos go into the game 15-5-1 over all and 8-2 in league.

We will broadcast the game for you on 1230AM KBOV and online at http://www.kibskbov.com Game time is yet to be determined.

BUHS Boys Varsity Basketball Team Holds Awards Banquet/Honors Recognized

The 2017-18 BUHS Varsity Basketball team had their awards banquet recently and the following student-athletes were recognized:

BISHOP VARSITY TEAM AWARDS:
6th man of the Year – Kanyon Martinez
Rookie of the Year – Joe Weaver
Coaches Award – Luis Esparza
Mr. Hustle Award – Luke Mcclean
Big Man Award and Most Improved award – Sam Moose
Big Man Award – Hunter Waasdrop
Best Offensive Player Izaiah Anderson
Best Defensive Player – Mike Molina
Bronco MVP – Tommy Ruelas

All League Honors:
All League Academic – Luke Mcclean
All League Honorable Mention – Hunter Waasdorp
First Team All League – Mikey Molina
First Team All League Izaiah Anderson

****HIGH DESERT LEAGUE MVP – Tommy Ruelas*****

(Photos:Tommy Ruelas High Desert MVP)

(Varsity Basketball Team Pictured Left to Right: Kanyon Martinez, Tommy Ruelas, Izaiah Anderson, Sam Moose, Hunter Waasdorp, Mikey Molina, Luis Esparza, Luke McClean, Joe Weaver, Coaches: Asst coach: Danen Spoonhunter, Head Coach: Gordon Moose, Asst Coach: Brad Weaver)

Alaska Airlines To Discontinue Air Service To Mammoth Yosemite Airport

Mammoth Lakes, Calif (May 19, 2018) – On Thursday, May 17th officials from Alaska Airlines informed Mammoth Lakes Tourism that they would be discontinuing air service to Mammoth Yosemite Airport (MMH). Current daily non-stop air service from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) will continue through November 30, 2018.

Airline officials cited retirement of the Q400 aircraft as well as a nationwide pilot shortage as reasons for ending the service that has been in place for Mammoth Lakes since 2009. Other Alaska Airlines markets impacted by these service cuts include Sun Valley, ID; Bellingham, WA; Pasco, WA; and Eugene, OR.

According to Air Planners CEO Kent Myers; “The pilot shortage is having a major impact on air service across the country.” Myers went on to say, “No domestic airline is escaping the pilot shortage; all the legacy and regional carriers have been impacted.”

Mammoth Lakes Tourism is in discussions with other major airlines to not only replace the discontinued Alaska Airlines service from Los Angeles (LAX) and San Diego (SAN) for winter 2018-19, but to possibly expand into new markets as well.

New winter 2018-19 service announcements will be made as soon as they are finalized.

Lady Eagles Softball Season Ends

The Lone Pine Lady Eagles Softball season came to an end, Thursday, as they were defeated by Marymount in the first round of the CIF Southern Section Division 7 Championships.
 
The Lady Eagles three runs all came in the third inning in their losing effort. Marymount scored three runs in the first, four in the second, two in the third, three in the fourth and one in the fifth.
 
The Lady Eagles finished the regular season as Co-Champions with Vasquez.
 
KIBS/KBOV congratulates the Lady Eagles on a great season!

Bronco Varsity Baseball Dominates in Second Round CIF Playoffs

On a perfect weather day, the Bishop Broncos Varsity Baseball Team advanced to the Semi-Finals of the Central Section CIF Les Schwab Boys Baseball Championships (Division 6), by defeating the Kern Valley Broncos, at home 17-1.

Landon Kruse

The Broncs would get on the scoreboard in the first inning and take a 1-0 lead going to the bottom of the first. After Justin Yates walked, Mike Kubiak would hit a monster fly ball that would be ruled a ground rule double to left field.

Kubiak after his double

Brodie Maloney would follow with a double to center field that brought Yates and Kubiak around to score to take the lead 2-1.

Maloney after his double. Apparently its a “thing”

Next up was Cal Omohundro who would hit the second double of the inning bringing Maloney home. Going to the top of the second the Broncos had the lead 3-1.

Cal after HIS double

From that point on, it was all Bishop Broncos as they would hold Kern Valley scoreless the rest of the game.

Molina and Parra
Parra waving to his fans

In the Bottom of the second Lukas Di Angelo would reach first on an error. With two outs, Kubiak would hit a ground ball to left. That would bring Maloney to the plate.

Kubiak rounding third

With a 1-1 count, Maloney would get the games only home run as he would hit rocket that landed on the boys locker room roof and make the score 6-1.

Maloney’s home run face
And then the trot

Lorenzo Parra would follow Maloney with a triple. Omohundro came to the plate and a single to the opposite field, scoring Parra.

Parra after his triple

Heading to the third inning, the Broncos would hold on to a 7-1 lead.Both teams were held scoreless in the third inning. In the Fourth, the Broncos would add to two more runs on a hit by Parra and a sacrifice fly by Omohundro and increase the Bronco lead 9-1.

Watterson getting ready to smack it

In the fifth inning, the Broncos added four more runs and another four in the six inning.

KV tring to pick off DeAngelo for the 225th time

Justin Yates, on the mound for the Broncos, went six innings to get the win striking out six batters, one walk and allowing just four hits.

Justin Yates was solid
And determined

Austin Thomas would come in to close the game in the seventh inning facing four batters, with one walk and two strike outs.

The triple for Parra

The final score Bishop Broncos 17 runs, 17 hits and 4 errors. Kern Valley Broncs 1 run, 3 hits and 4 errors. The number one seed, Broncos, advance to the semi-final game on Tuesday. As the number one seed, the Broncos will host the Semi-Final.

Maloney safe at third

The Broncos will face the #5 seeded Team, the Riverdale Cowboys, who defeated Orange Cove 7-2. Riverdale has an overall record of 14-15 and the Broncos enter the game with an overall record of 14-5-1.

Game time on Tuesday is 3:00pm.

Story by Deston Rogers

Photos by Gary Young

 

Home Invasion, Highlands Mobile Home Park-Inyo County Sheriff’s Office

On Sunday, May 13th shortly after 8:00pm, Inyo County Sheriff’s Deputies, Bishop Police Department Officers, and California Highway Patrol Officers responded to a home invasion at a residence in the Highlands Mobile Home Park. Prior to the arrival of law enforcement, the suspects fled the scene in a silver Hyundai Elantra.

According to information that was obtained through interviews, a verbal dispute led to three suspects forcing their way inside of the residence where two victims were then assaulted. Four firearms were taken from the residence; one of the firearms was determined to belong to one of the suspects, Timothy Fossum, who is a convicted felon.

The three suspects were identified as: 46 year old Timothy Fossum from Bishop, 48 year old Henry Diaz from Bishop, and 39 year old Tianna Martinez from Bishop. Warrants for their arrests were obtained and issued for robbery, conspiracy to commit a crime, battery with serious bodily injury, elder/adult abuse, grand theft of a firearm, and burglary.

Investigators from MINT (Major Investigation and Narcotics Team) responded to the scene that evening, and assisted in the investigation. The following morning, search warrants for several locations were obtained. At one location, the suspects were located and arrested without incident. The stolen property was recovered from the location.

(Photos: Inyo County Jail Booking Photos: Henry Diaz, Tianna Martinez, Timothy Fossum)

Bronco Varsity Baseball #1 Seed In Division 6 Baseball-Bye In First Round

The Bishop Bronco Varsity Baseball Team has garnered the #1 spot in the Central Section Division 6 CIF Les Schwab Baseball Championships! In doing so, the Broncos have a first round bye.

The Broncos will host the winner of the Kern Valley/Trona game on Thursday, May 17th. Start time is yet to be determined, but, official CIF start time of all baseball games without lights is 4:30.

If you can’t make it out to the game we will broadcast in the Bishop area on 1230 AM KBOV and online at http://www.kibskbov.com

Hoax Email Threat To Schools-Mono County Sheriff’s Office

On the evening of Monday, May 7, 2018, officials at the Eastern Sierra Unified School District received an email which stated:

Subject: Staff Notice (APS) Reply-To: APS Media <alex@marz.media> I will make this simple. 3 PVC pipe bombs placed under school transport will explode. I will then set off the main pipe bomb hidden in the school. Pay us $5,000 USD Via paypal to cbrady350@gmail.com and we will tell you how to remove our devices.

The threat was immediately reported to the Mono County Sheriff’s Office. It was not specific as to date, time or location. The language used in this email was nearly identical to that described in an official alert regarding hoax emails that was distributed to law enforcement earlier that day. An internet search revealed that a group called the “Apophis Squad” was claiming responsibility for the emails, which were sent to many schools. This group conducted a similar hoax in April of this year. Their goal is to disrupt schools and create havoc for law enforcement throughout the United States and United Kingdom.

Even though it was clear that this was not a credible threat, as a precaution, Sheriff’s deputies went out immediately on Monday night to check every school bus. All of the buses were found to be safe, and there was no evidence of a threat at any of the schools. Sheriff and school personnel checked school facilities again on Tuesday morning and determined the schools to be safe.

At no time were any students, staff or school visitors in any danger. In this circumstance, we were certain there was no threat. To prevent unnecessary panic or spreading of rumors, Sheriff Braun requested that the hoax be kept confidential, and Superintendent Don Clark abided by that request. Once school was in session, the existence of the hoax was disclosed by Sheriff Braun.

Both the Eastern Sierra Unified School District and the Mono County Sheriff’s Office will take every measure possible to protect the safety of students, faculty and school facilities.

360 Degrees of Adventure Featured at 3rd Annual Brand Film Festival-Mammoth Lakes

360 Degrees of Adventure, Mammoth Lakes Tourism’s Virtual Reality video was officially honored for 360, AR, VR and Emerging Tech at the 3rd annual Brand Film Festival at The Paley Center for Media on May 3, 2018.

The festival showcased the marketing industry’s most artistic, creative, and effective branded content films, selected by a high-profile jury comprising top creatives from advertising, PR, digital, production, film, and media.

“We are truly honored to be included in this year’s list of honorees,” said Whitney Lennon, Director of Marketing for Mammoth Lakes Tourism. “This award is a true testament to what can be accomplished by a small, but passionate group of dreamers who thrive on creating a true human connection.”

This year’s jury chair was Jae Goodman, CEO of Observatory (formerly CAA Marketing), a long-term advocate of brand filmmaking as the natural evolution of interruptive advertising whose watershed moment came when he found himself fast-forwarding through one of his own ads while watching TV at home.

“Cinematic storytelling is now fundamental to brand marketing, and the Brand Film Festival celebrates the most creative films in that context,” said PRWeek VP, editorial director, Steve Barrett. “Video of all types, from short-form executions of just a few seconds to long-form documentaries of 60 minutes or more, is now a central part of the marketing playbook.”

The Brand Film Festival honors a new generation of marketing storytellers, while rewarding the brands, agencies, and craftspeople leading the way in their fields.

“The caliber of films this year was remarkably high, and competition to be selected for the festival intense,” said Barrett. “To be chosen for this year’s festival, brands really needed to show the jurors something they hadn’t seen before. This year’s honorees really do represent the best of today’s branded films.”

For more information about the 2018 Brand Film Festival and to view the films, please visit http://www.brandfilmfestival.com

Bronco Varsity Baseball End Regular Season With Win/8-2 in League-Playoffs Next

The Bishop Bronco Baseball and Softball Teams ended their regular season play on Thursday. The Boys Varsity Baseball and Girls Varsity Softball Team traveled to Frazier Mountain for their final game.
 
In the Boys game, the Broncos would end the regular season with a victory over Frazier Mountain 14-3 and improve their league record to 8-2.
 
The Broncos wasted no time getting on the scoreboard, first, in the top of the first inning. Justin Yates would start by hitting a single to center. Mike Kubiak would step up to the plate and was hit by a pitch. Yates would score from second base, on a wild throw, getting the Broncos on the score board. Brodie Maloney was next up for the Broncos and would pound out a triple that would allow Kubiak to come around and score.
 
Going to the bottom of the inning, leading 2-0, Frazier Mountain would get one run back to cut the Bronco lead to one run.
 
In the top of the second inning, Lukas Di Angelo would score and the Broncos would go to the bottom of the second inning with a 3-1 lead.
 
In the bottom of the second inning, the game became really interesting and Frazier Mountain would score two runs and we would go to the top of the third tied at 3.
 
The Broncos and Ravens would both be held scoreless in the third. Then, in the fourth, the Broncos would wake up the bats. With one out, Matthew Rosga would get on base on an error. Di Angelo would get a base hit. Yates stepped into the batters box and with a 2-1 count would get a triple and bring home Di Angelo. Kubiak would follow that up with double to center scoring Yates. The Broncos weren’t finished as Maloney would hit a double to left and Kubiak came around to score. Parra was next at the plate and hit a triple that allowed Maloney to visit home plate. Hunter Beal followed Parra with a single and bring Parra around. When the top of the fourth inning was finished the Broncos would score six runs and take the lead 9-3.
 
The Ravens would be retired, in order, in the bottom of the fourth. And, the Broncos would continue where they left off going to the fifth inning adding five more runs. The Ravens were unable to score anymore runs and Broncos would win on the ten run rule.
 
On the mound for the Broncos was Yates, who would go the distance to get the win. In doing so, Yates would strike out 8 batters, walk 2 and allow 5 hits.
 
The Broncos now wait to see who they will face in the first round of the playoffs. Preliminary Play-off rankings have the Broncos ranked #1 in the Central Section Division 6.