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VARSITY BRONCO FOOTBALL LETS LOOSE ON BORON

Bishop High School Homecoming 2019…..

Photos by Gary Young

Story by Arnie Palu

 

We played a complete game in our homecoming win over Boron.

Senior Luke McClean accounted for 6 touchdowns, rushing for 4 scores and throwing 2 touchdown passes. Luke went over 100 yards passing and rushing. Luke was named our offensive player of the game.

Steven Paco keyed the rushing attack that rolled up over 300 yards on the night. Paco ran for 125-yards and a touchdown.

Joe Weaver caught a touchdown and ran in a score. Defensively Kennedy Batchelder made a team high 9 solo tackles and played great on the offensive line earning the overall player of the game award. Jaydan Braithwaite picked off two passes and made 5 solo tackles including a tackle for a loss. JB was named defensive player of the game.

Zach Mojarro came up from the JV team and played great on special teams. Mojarro was named our special teams player of the game. Every Bronco got playing time including the JV players who moved up this week. A big credit to Coach Rich Miears and the JV staff for doing a great job developing their athletes.

I would also like thank my varsity staff for their efforts. Defensive coordinator Rick Beall, linebacker/defensive line coach Chris Matteson, and defensive backs coach Carl Olson are doing a great job of preparing our kids to play. Offensive coordinator James Ferrell and quarterbacks coach/special teams coordinator Jake Evangelist continue to do great work.

This week we travel to California City for the High Desert League Championship game. Both teams are 4-0 in HDL play. The winner has the inside track to the #1 seed in the CIF central section division 6 playoffs. After two weeks off, the JV are expected to have a game with California City. Thanks for the coverage and have a great week. Coach Palu

SENIORS WIN IN POWDER PUFF

A defensive battle was the theme in the 2019 Powder Puff matchup between the Senior girls and the Junior girls.

It was a fun game to watch. I have never seen Football players smile so much on the gridiron !

Talking with Junior coach Clay Omohundro, Clay says ” This coaching thing is going to give me gray hair”!

The funniest play on the night was delivered by the Seniors on their first drive. More like a scrum then a play but it was effective to the tune of about 20 yards.

At the half the Seniors were clinging to a 2-0

The Seniors added to their score in the 3rd quarter with a TD run to make the score 8-0.

That was the final score in this defensive battle, Seniors 8 Juniors 0. Bragging rights to the team in Blue, Congrats Lady Broncos!

 

 

BRONCOS CRUISE TO THE WIN VS ROSAMOND

The Bishop Broncos hit the road this Friday night packing a four-game win streak as they traveled to Rosamond to do battle with Roadrunners.

Head Football coach Arnie Palu and his Mighty Broncos Defense came off the bus looking to impose there will in enemy territory. One of the most impressive things of the night was how the 93514 traveled in force to cheer on their Bishop Broncos to a 28-6 victory on Friday night.

With starting QB Clay Omohundro out for the season after last weeks game, thanks to the overall unsportsmanlike play of Kern Valley, Senior Luck McClean got the start and did not disappoint.

After a scoreless 1st quarter, Steven Paco and his lightning speed would take it to the house on a 45-yard touchdown run that would put the Broncos on the board with a 7-0 lead.

With the momentum meter pegged toward Bishop, Head Coach Arnie Palu’s defensive line would do what they do best, dominate the game.

With Coach Palu’s defensive game plan firmly in place, the Broncos would pin their ear’s back and send the house after the Rosamond punter resulting in a blocked punt and a fumble recovery for Bishop’s 2nd TD of the 1st half and a 14-0 lead.

14 points would be more than enough for the Broncos D, led by big number 77 Tristan Valle’s constant pressure, Eddie Ray’s 8 tackles and Kennedy Batchelder’s 10 tackles to go along with interceptions by Kennedy and Steven Paco. The Broncos defensive line were in the backfield of Rosamond so much, you would have thought they were running backs for the opposing team. The second half would be more of the same, the Roadrunners unsuccessfully attacking Bishop’s D-Line to no avail. The Broncos would tack on 14 more points in the 3rd quarter thanks to over 100 rushing yards and a touchdown run by quarterback Luke McClean.

Fellow speedster Joe Weaver would add a 5 yard TD run to ice the game leading Coach Arnie Palu’s Bishop Broncos to a dominate 28-6 W, extending his teams win streak to 5 games, a 3 and 0 league record, and a sweet 6 and 2 record on this 2019 season.

 

Everyone please, come out and support your Bishop Bronco’s football team as they look to continue their winning ways this Friday night against Boron in the 93514.

Friday Night Lights Victory for the Broncos

Big home win for the Broncos over Burroughs 19-7

Jaydan Braithwaite caught the go-ahead touchdown pass in the 4th quarter for a second consecutive year ensuring the Broncos would hold on to the Eastern Sierra Football Classic trophy.

Clay Omohundro connected with Braithwaite on a 82-yard touchdown on the first play after Burroughs took a 7-6 4th quarter lead.

Darren Dondero then intercepted a Burroughs pass setting up Luke McClean’s 35-yard rushing touchdown giving the Broncos a 19-7 lead. Senior Ian Murphy picked off a Burroughs pass to finish off the game. Darren Dondero was named defensive player of the game with a quarterback sack, 6 solo tackles, and the 4th quarter interception.

Luke McClean was the overall player of the game with 93 rushing yards and 85-yards receiving.

Braithwaite was named offensive player of the game with 149-yards receiving. Sophomore Walker Rost-Kruger was named special teams player of the game. Junior Clay Omohundro had a big night completing 14 of 21 pass attempts for 262-yards and two scores. Defensive standouts include Tristan Valle (2 sacks), Kennedy Batchelder ( 2 tackles for a loss), Jordan Lopez (sack), Joe Weaver (6 total tackles), Jaydan Braithwaite (6 solo tackles), Anthony Diaz Campos ( 5 total tackles), Joey Molina (sack, tackle for loss), and Eddie Ray (sack, and a forced fumble).

 

Next up the Broncos travel to Sierra High School, Tollhouse.

Photography by Gary Young

Taboose Fire Jumped Containment Lines

Last night, the Taboose Fire jumped its containment lines when sustained 40-50 mph winds caused spot fires.

The fire is estimated to be 4,000 acres with 10% containment. Last night, firefighters focused on structure protection for the nearby communities.

Extreme fire behavior has been observed. The Birch Creek community is under mandatory evacuation. Tinnemaha Campground is closed and being used for incident response.

Taboose Creek Campground is under an evacuation advisory.

Tinnemaha Road is closed. The Birch Creek Trail, Red Lake Trail, and Taboose Creek Trails are closed.

The forest will work Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks to locate hikers in the area.

DENNIS QUAID AND THE SHARKS COME TO THE TRI COUNTY FAIR

 

Dennis Quaid and The Sharks have been performing in front of thousands of people receiving rave reviews. He is not just another actor turned rockstar, he is a rock star.

Dennis Quaid is the lead singer and rhythm guitarist. He performs many original plus classic hits such as “Spill the Wine”, “Gloria”, and many more.

The band’s origins can be traced to one night when Quaid went to see actor Harry Dean Stanton and his longtime band (appropriately named the Harry Dean Stanton Band) perform at an L.A. club.

Quaid was invited to join the band onstage. At first reluctant because of his decade long layoff from music, Quaid finally did perform with the band and was successful enough that James, also a member of Stanton’s band, approached Quaid about starting a group of their own.

James quickly began recruiting others for the band and it wasn’t long before Dennis Quaid & the Sharks, which specializes in “rock ‘n’ roll and country-soul,” was performing at L.A. clubs.

The band even throws in a Jerry Lee Lewis song or two in the mix, such as “Great Balls of Fire,” which Quaid has firsthand experience performing, having played “The Killer” in a 1989 biopic.

Quaid said the shows are as much fun for those in attendance as they are for the band. “(The audiences) have a blast, which is all we want,” he said. “I make a complete and utter fool of myself. I think that’s the only way to have fun (onstage), instead of trying to pretend to be cool and all the rest of that stuff.”

Dennis Quaid and the Sharks will play at the Tri County Fair on Friday Night.  The Valley Sons will open and the show starts at 7:30pm. Your paid admission to the fair gets you in the Arena for the concert !! VIP tickets are available at the fairgrounds.

 

BRONCO VARSITY BASEBALL VICTORY OVER KERN VALLEY

Matthew Rosga had a freak injury and broke his leg in practice before the season even started.  After months of rehab he did get to take the mound in his Senior season to throw out the ceremonial first pitch. It was a great moment before the game even stated. Even the rival KV Bronc’s game him a round of applause.

It was a tight game through 4 1/2 innings with the Kern Valley Broncs leading by a score of 1-0. Bishop had chances but could not capitalize.

Then the bottom of the 5th happened. Bishop got a hit and then the Kern Valley pitching went sideways. There was a stretch where KV pitching either walked Broncos or beaned them with pitches.

When they finally found the strike zone again Bishop was leading 4-1 with just that one hit in that crazy sequence . Then with the bases loaded Bronco batter Austin Thomas came to the plate with the bases loaded. Austin smacked a powerhouse double in the gap and cleared the bases with the Bishop Broncos taking a 7-1 lead.

Austin delivering the adrenaline shot in the bottom of the 5th that the entire team needed to power on to a 10-2 final score.

Ace Selters got the start and pitched good, getting himself out of a few jams that could have changed the outcome of the game early on.

Wes Pettet was inserted into the lineup in the 6th inning and had a RBI double scoring Austin Thomas.

A much closer game then the score showed but the Bishop Bronco are rolling on in the CIF playoffs.

The Lindsay Cardinals from the Central Valley are making the trip to Tatum Field on Wednesday May 15th. Game time is at 3:15. Come out and support your Bishop Broncos. One more victory and they are off to the finals again.

 

Photos by Gary Young Photography.

 

EVERY 15 MINUTES

The Bishop High School with the CHP and the Inyo County Probation Department  reenacted  a drunk driving crash scene this afternoon on Pine Street next to BUHS.

A true to life scene is created to challenge Juniors and Seniors to think about drinking and driving, personal safety and the responsibility of making good decisions.

The hope is that students understand the impact of their decisions on family, friends, community and beyond.

Parents, please take a moment and talk with your kids about the dangers of drinking and driving.

Thank you Inyo Sheriff, California Highway Patrol, Bishop Police Department, Bishop Volunteer Fire Department, Inyo County Probation and Bishop High School. And thank you to all the students who participated.