Last Saturday the Bishop Bronco Wrestling team traveled to Lancaster to wrestle in the Antelope Valley Wrestling Tournament. This was the last tournament before the High Desert
League Finals which will be held in Bishop on Wednesday, March 11th. The Bronco team consisted of:
Freshman Nolan Conway at 108 lbs
Sophomore Joseph Mayhugh at 147 lbs
Junior Orlando Ruelas at 172 lbs
Freshman Gabe Shoshone at 222 lbs
Freshman Nolan Conway at 108 lbs received a first round bye, putting him into the semi‐finals in just his 5th match as a Bronco. Nolan came out on fire, scoring 2 takedowns and 3 near falls in
an exciting, high‐scoring match. Nolan came out on top, winning by a score of 19‐15. Nolan lost in the finals, but was happy to have earned a 2nd place medal.
Wrestling at 147 lbs., sophomore Joseph Mayhugh started his first match well, but made a crucial error and was pinned by an opponent from Quartz Hill. Joseph dominated his next two opponents, putting him the match for 3rd place against the same Quartz Hill opponent who had pinned him in his first match. Again, Joseph was the more aggressive wrestler and – with no crucial errors this time – pinned his opponent, earning a 3rd place medal.
Junior Orlando Ruelas at 172 lbs was disappointed in his first match where he was pinned, but the coaches were happy that he took his opponent down 2 times. In his 2nd match, Orlando wrestled an exciting match that was tied several times. Late in the last period, with both wrestlers nearly exhausted, Orlando executed a “nearly perfect” takedown to win the match. This win put him in the match for 3rd place, but he was forced to forfeit as he did not feel well.
Freshman Gabe Shoshone, having only wrestled once before, lost both his matches.
Coach Joseph said, “We really liked how some of the wrestlers performed. We aren’t really that interested in wins, what we really want is for the wrestlers to move well, take shots and score
The Broncos next action will be an away dual meet against Kern Valley this coming Thursday (January 29th). Weight ins begin at 4, wrestling at 5pm.
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Bishop Union High School Girls Basketball on the Sports Show
This past Saturdays Sports round up featuring the Bishop Union High School Girls Varsity basketball team is now available. Click on the link on the home page to hear Coach Rebecca Andreas, Senior Captain Tamia Shoshone, Junior Sophia Thomas, Junior Rosalind Cardinas, Junior Sabrina Barlow, and Sophomore Little Eva Lent. The girls start the week 1-0 in High Desert League play and have games this week with California City (home Tuesday, January 27th) and on the road Friday at Frazier Mt. The girls game with California City will tip off at 6pm, while their game on Friday at Frazier Mt will start at 4:30. The sports show on kibskbov.com is made available by our friends at Carl’s Jr.
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The Bronco Girls Varsity Soccer teams stays perfect in High Desert League play with an impressive 2-0 Thursday over Frazier Mt. High School. The Broncos shut out the Falcons to stay unbeaten in league play and also keep their league shut out streak alive.
Senior Brenda Gonzalez scored both Bishop goals, one in the first half and one in the second half to put the game away. Coaches Manny Terasas and Cathy McKinley note that Brenda clearly had an outstanding game. Fellow Senior Evelyn Santana had an assist on the first goal. Terasas and McKinley note, “The entire team played incredibly well holding off the one team that often manages to up end us.”
Coach Terasas wants to give special recognition to Kristy Dohnel, Tami Anderson and Karla Castilla for their great work in the defensive part of the field, indicating that Brenda Gonzalez deserved Player of the Game recignition. Bishop has had zero goals scored against them in league play. Bishop is atop the HDL standings. Next up for the Broncos is a home match with rival Kern Valley on Tuesday, January 27th. The girls match will begin at 3pm with the boys to follow.
photos by Joe Griego.
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After nearly 11 hours of testimony and public comment Thursday, the Inyo Board of Supervisors voted 5-0 approving the Eastern Sierra ATV Adventure Trails System Project. The primary goal of the project is to link off highway vehicle users with goods and services located in Inyo County communities. Inyo County Administrative Officer Kevin Carunchio indicates that the action taken by the board of Thursday gives the OK to a plan that was substantially reduced from the projects original plan
Thursdays public hearing began at 10am in the Independence legion hall and continued throughout the day, wrapping up just before 9pm. After receiving several reports and hearing from the public the board took formal action to move forward with the seven routes.
Routes include, Bishop #5, Brown’s Town to Poleta OHV area, Bishop #6, Pleasant Valley Campground to Horton Creek Campground, Bishop #7, Pleasant Valley Campground to Tungsten City, Bishop #9, Brown’s Town to Bir Road, Bishop #15, Britt’s Diesel to Poleta OHV Recreation Area, Independence #1, Independence Inn to Betty Jumbo Mine Road, and Lone Pine #1, Boulder Creek RV Park to N. Fork Lubken Canyon/BLM road.
Carunchio says that adding future routes would require a lengthy process
The link to the Inyo County Planning departments Adventure Trials Web site
Rep. Paul Cook Introduces Bill to Create Alabama Hills National Scenic Area
WASHINGTON –Earlier today, Rep. Paul Cook (R – Apple Valley) introduced the Alabama Hills National Scenic Area Establishment Act, legislation that would establish the Alabama Hills National Scenic Area. This designation would encompass 18,610 acres of the scenic Alabama Hills and would preserve it for recreational use by the public and future generations.
This bill guarantees that all recreational activities currently taking place in the Alabama Hills will continue. This includes not only hiking, mountain biking, and rock climbing, but hunting, fishing, and authorized motorized vehicle use as well. Additionally, recreational prospecting (rock-hounding) will continue in the historic mining areas under this legislation.
This bill is the culmination of months of work by Rep. Paul Cook and the Alabama Hills Stewardship Group to draft legislative language acceptable to all key local stakeholders. The stewardship group is dedicated to promoting the long term vision, conservation, use, enhancement, and enjoyment of the Alabama Hills . Groups and organizations that have worked with the stewardship group include Inyo County, the Lone Pine Chamber of Commerce, the Lone-Pine Paiute-Shoshone Tribe, local business owners, and other key stakeholders.
Cook said, “The Alabama Hills are a natural treasure, and I’m excited to introduce this bill to help guarantee our children and grandchildren can enjoy them the same way we do. The level of local input has been incredible and should serve as an example for how land use decisions are made.
“Last year, I introduced legislation to establish the Alabama Hills National Scenic Area. While it didn’t become law last year, it provided local stakeholders and conservation groups the opportunity to suggest changes to make this a better bill. I’m excited to incorporate these changes in the new version of this important legislation this year. My constituents in Inyo have been working to get this done for years, and I’m hopeful that 2015 will be the year the Alabama Hills get the protection they deserve.”
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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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Neil Vernon Morris was born on December 23, 1956 and passed away on January 20, 2015 at Renown Hospital with family by his side. He was born to Conrad and Arlene Morris in Bishop California. On that evening around 7:00, as the Christmas Carolers walked the halls singing Christmas songs to the patients, Neil was born. His eyes widened as he heard the music. We know that at that moment his love for music began.
Neil lived in Bishop for the first four year of his life. His father worked for the phone company and the family made several moves in the years that followed. They moved to Victorville in 1961, Minden Nevada in 1964, Apple Valley California in 1967 and Bellevue Washington in 1970. The Northwest was where Neil decided to make his home until 2011.
He graduated from Interlake High School in Bellevue Wa. in 1975. He continued his education at the University of Washington in Seattle. Neil was employed at “Band Wagon Music Store” during high school and college. While attending college he was given the opportunity to become manager of the store. His passion for music convinced him that this was the path he would take. He loved helping young students and taught them to play and encouraged them to pursue their love for playing musical instruments. He started playing the standup bass in the fourth grade and from then on he was in all the school bands and many more bands-mostly playing the electric bass and Rock N’ Roll. He was married to Denise Opfer for 20 years. After closing his music store, Neil was employed at Entco where he was the event planner. He coordinated many events and conventions for large corporations including General Motors, Weyerhauser and Boeing. He was an Honorary Member of the “Thundering Angels” motorcycle club and planned numerous rallies and fundraisers. The money raised was used to help families in need with housing. Neil returned to Bishop in 2011 to spend time with family. Recently, he’s been enjoying and thriving as he plays his electric bass in the band “The Unwanted” He has made many friends and touched many lives. He is known for doing random acts of kindness and helping others whenever he can. There are no strangers in Neil’s world, he is everyone’s friend. His love for life and laughter is how he will be remembered.
Neil is survived by his parents Conrad and Arlene Morris, sister and brother in law – Kristin and Robert Carr, niece – Whitney Carr, nephew and wife- Garrett and Terees Carr and his Uncle and Aunt- Howard and Wenda Holland. Neil leaves behind numerous cousins and friends.
A memorial service and luncheon for Neil will be held 12:00 PM, Saturday, January 31 at Bishop Elks Lodge #1603. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be given to the Bishop Unified School District Band and Music Department or to a charity of your choice.
Superintendent of Schools Terry McAteer and Assistant Superintendent Pamela Jones are pleased to announce that Lyndsey Rowan from Bishop Elementary School won first place in the Inyo County Spelling Bee, sponsored by Altrusa.
Twenty-two students from six local elementary and middle schools participated in the 2014-15 countywide Spelling Bee last week at Jill Kinmont Boothe School. Sixteen students made it to the final rounds. The winners of the competition were:
ELEMENTARY/MIDDLE SCHOOL COMPETITION
1st Place Lyndsey Rowan Bishop Elementary
2nd Place Mahdi Ayman Home Street
3rd Place Aubrey Hart Lo-Inyo
The winning word was: intelligence. The other elementary/middle school contestants included Chris Roberts, Trinity Roberts and Evan Fuller from Big Pine; Brizeida Mora, Graciela Gutierrez, Jessica McGuire and AC Ray of Lone Pine; Naiya Warren, Steven Mather, Danny and Angie Mendoza, and Orion Nash of Owens Valley; Cashus Puhvel, Carter Silva and Jennifer Velazquez from Bishop schools; Rylee Arcularius, Hana Hogan, Tenaya Tordoff, and Braeden McGrale from Round Valley. Several students also joined the preliminary competition as alternates to get practice for next year: Kaitlin Hensley and Jose Dominguez from Lo-Inyo and Nichole Asher from Owens Valley. Congratulations to all the student participants.
The Coaches this year include Cheri Fendon, Lynn Lamb, Shelly Daugherty, Carmen London, Victoria Hamilton, Rory Winzenread, and Lidia Rubio.
The local Altrusa chapter sponsored the competition. Gail Swain and Robin Hastie were on hand to distribute awards to students and judge the competition. Liz McAteer graciously accepted the position as the Pronouncer for this year’s competition. Pamela Jones was the Spell Master for the competition. A special thank you goes to Round Valley Parent Organization for donating $5 to the “last person standing” from each of the nine districts competing.
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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
The Bishop Mule Days Celebration is pleased to announce that Western singer/songwriter Brenn Hill will headline the 2015 Mule Days concert. The concert is set for Thursday, May 21st, 7:30 p.m. in the Charles Brown Auditorium at the Tri-County Fairgrounds. Mule Days officials note, “Hill doesn’t just sing about the American West, he reveals its heart to anyone who will take the time to listen.” His most recent release, “Ode To Selway,” like each of his prior recordings, serves as a pathway into and through his own personal journey. Hill is not just an observer or narrator of the Western story, but one of its strongest interpreters. Life’s trials and tribulations are his raw material.
Hill’s career spans 10 recordings of mostly all self-penned music and nearly two decades on-the-road. He has won numerous industry awards and accolades, and resides with his wife and three children in Hooper, Utah.
Tickets for the concert, and all Mule Days events, go on sale Monday, Feb. 2nd at 8:30 a.m. at the Mule Days office, 1141 N. Main St., Bishop.
Like his 2014 predecessors, cowboy entertainer Dave Stamey and cowboy poet Baxter Black, Brenn Hill’s performance works best when he has close interaction with the audience. For that reason, the Mule Days Executive Committee opted to continue with its more intimate offering in the Charles Brown Auditorium. Seating will be limited to 900, an increase of 100 seats from last year.
Concert tickets are $25 per person, or $45 for VIP. The VIP tickets include preferred seating and access to a “Meet-and-Greet” reception with Hill prior to the concert. VIP tickets are limited to 150 total. Last year the VIP tickets sold out prior to the event, so Mule Days organizers suggest purchasing early in order to avoid disappointment.
The Bishop Mule Days concert is presented by Justin Boots and KIBS-FM, 100.7 FM.
For more information about Brenn Hill, please visit his website, BrennHill.com. For more information about Bishop Mule Days, call (760) 872-4263.
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