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CIF X-Country

The Bishop Union High school boys and girls cross country team traveled to Fresno on Thursday, November 20th for the CIF central section championships. Both the Boys and girls teams placed second in the High Desert League to champion Rosamond. The Bishop girls placed 8th in the field Thursday with the boys finishing in 14th.
The Broncos top finishing girl is Makayla McDevitt who came in 24th. Olivia Grah was right behind McDevitt in 27th. Chloe Almeida (45th), Aidana Lanane (47th), and CC O’Dell (55th) round out the girls field.
Duncan Reid was the top boys finisher with a very strong 11th place. Brother Carson Reid was less than a minute behind taking 40th. Jordon Kost (72nd), Dylan Fitt (82nd), Thomas Sills (101st), Sam Omandi (102nd) and Jose Moreno (104th) also represented Bishop Union High School.

Andreas Arrested

At approximately noon today the Inyo County Special Enforcement Detail, which is made up of Sheriff’s Deputies, Bishop Police Department and tactical medics of the Olancha Fire Department, responded to an anonymous tip that Richard Farrell Andreas Jr., was “hiding out” in a residence in Lone Pine. Andreas was wanted for felony battery and parole violation, and was considered armed and dangerous.
After a three-hour standoff, which included extensive negotiation efforts, pepper-balls were utilized which are a non-lethal projectile weapon made up of a powdered chemical that irritates the eyes and nose. Andreas was located hiding in the attic, under the insulation; officers arrested Andreas without further incident. Andreas will be held at the Inyo County Jail on the following: parole violation, parole warrant for assault with a deadly weapon; Inyo County warrant for battery with serious bodily injury, trespassing, vandalism, and theft; and resisting arrest.
In addition to the members of the Special Enforcement Detail, the Inyo County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank CHP, Bishop Police Department, Lone Pine Volunteer Fire, and Olancha Volunteer Fire, for assisting.

Local GED and EMT Testing

Eastern Sierra College Center and Inyo County Superintendent of Schools Office are announcing new testing dates available for all residents of Eastern Sierra communities needing to obtain a certification or pass an exam.   At the end of 2013, months of work by local agencies culminated in the certification of Cerro Coso Community College as an official Pearson VUE Authorized Test Center. Pearson VUE is the leading provider of licensing examinations for State and Federal regulatory bodies and the only California-sanctioned company with the ability to administer the GED. Pearson VUE and the Bishop testing site offer many national and state tests needed by members of our communities to bolster their current careers, make new employment possible, or to achieve a personal goal.

During its first year, the Cerro Coso Community College testing center has been a remarkable success. According to Testing Center administrator Karen Kong, in the last twelve months, “the testing center has averaged ten test takers on each available exam date, with the February 2014 date marking the highest number of people, sixteen, taking tests .” A variety of exams were taken in the last year, including the GED, National EMT test, the CBEST exam to become a certified teacher, several Cisco Internetwork Operating Systems (iOS) exams, and even some tests related to running healthcare computer systems.

Available Testing Dates for 2015 in Bishop:
January 28
February 18
March 11
April 22
May 13
June 17
July: Closed
August-December 2015: to be announced in June.

All of this was made possible due to a coordinated effort between Cerro Coso Community College and the Inyo County Superintendent of Schools office.

To sign up for any Pearson VUE offered tests, log onto, click the “For Test Takers” tab, search for your test, select the Eastern Sierra College Center, Bishop Campus testing site, choose your preferred test date, sign-up and pay your testing fee. In Bishop, all tests are offered once a month, on a Wednesday, starting at 9:00am in the computer lab (Room 120) at Cerro Coso, 4090 W. Line St., Bishop.

If you need help with the registration process or have questions, please contact Karen at ICSOS, 873-3262 ext. 412.

Mammoth Tree Lighting

The entire community is cordially invited to attend the Official Town of Mammoth Lakes Tree Lighting Ceremony and to donate generously at the community-wide food and clothing drive on Friday, December 5, 2014 in the Footloose Sports and old Bank of America parking lot, as well as the toy drive taking place at the Mammoth Fun Shop.

 New this year, the Town in partnership with Footloose Sports, Mammoth Fun Shop, the Mammoth Lakes Chamber of Commerce, Inyo Mono Advocates for Community Action, Inc. (IMACA), the Angel Giving Tree, the Salvation Army, and the Mammoth Lakes Fire Protection District are honored to introduce a community-wide food, toy and clothing drive.

Between noon and 6:00 p.m., drop-off your unexpired food items, or well-loved clothing at the old Bank of America building located on the corner of Main Street (SR 203) and Laurel Mountain Road. Toy donors are requested to drop off new unwrapped toys at Mammoth Fun Shop located opposite the old Bank of America building. Town staff along with representatives from our local non-profits will be on-hand to collect and store your items – you don’t even have to leave your car!

Beginning at 5:30 p.m., stay warm around the many fire pits and enjoy holiday music, hot beverages and warm snacks available for sale by local non-profit organizations.  Mayor Jo Bacon will welcome in the festive season at approximately 6:00 p.m., and Santa will be arriving from the North Pole to light-up our Christmas tree and meet all our good boys and girls, compliments of the Mammoth Lakes Fire Protection District.  Woolly is also rumored to be making an appearance and the MHS Boosters Club will be selling Christmas trees, so donate to a worthy cause and go home ready to decorate your own special tree.

BUHS Baseball fundraiser

Bishop Union High School

Bronco Baseball Program 2014/15

“Lead Off” Community Mixer

 Saturday, November 22, 2014

6:00 p.m. Tri-County Fairgrounds, Home Economics Building

$25.00 or $30 the day of the event
Tickets available at:  Looney Bean  399 N. Main St., Bishop, CA

Price includes: Entrance to event; Music by 2nd Hand Smoke, 3 carne asada tacos by Rudy’s Mad Dogs, beer/wine/spirits tasting and a Door Prize entry!  Silent Auction items, Raffle items, & a 50/50 drawing!

JV are HDL champs

The JV wrapped up their season with a hard fought 17-7 win over rival Kern Valley. With the Victory the Junior Varsity claim the High Desert League Championship.
Sophomore captains Joe Mayhugh, Izaak Morgenstein, and Noah Connor-Becket provided key leadership in the Bronco victory. Quarterback Izaak Morgenstein connected with freshman Trace Sapp on a 10-yard scoring strike to put the Broncos on top. The first quarter score was set up by a botched punt by Kern Valley. Joe Mayhugh hit the point after putting the broncos up 7-0. Kern Valley respond with a scoring drive to tie the game at 7-7.
Freshman Hunter Waasdorp picked off a Kern Valley pass setting up the next Bronco 1st half score. Joe Mayhugh found the endzone from 5-yards out to put Bishop back on top at 14-7.
The second half settled into a hard hitting defensive battle. The staunch Bronco defense forced a take away with freshman Brodie Maloney intercepting a KV pass. The offense then took over on the game clinching drive. The offensive line led by Connor-Becket paved the way for runs by Mayhugh and Mike Molina. Joining Connor-Becket on the line include fellow tackle Colton Oney, guards Sam Moose and Ed Pipper and center Alex Romero. The drive stalled inside the KV 10-yard line, where Joe Mayhugh drilled a field goal giving the Broncos a comfortable lead.
On the ensuing kick off freshman Moran West put a punishing hit on the Kern Valley returner forcing the Broncs to navigate a long field. The Bishop defense forced a turnover on downs sealing the win and the HDL championship.

From Left to Right, Rick Klug, James Ferrell, Arnie Palu, Dan Nolan, Cody Lawson
From Left to Right, Rick Klug, James Ferrell, Arnie Palu, Dan Nolan, Cody Lawson
2014 HDL champs
2014 HDL champs

CIF game recap

This past Friday night the Bishop Broncos traveled to Corcoran High School for the CIF central section division 5 playoffs. Bishop, awarded the #9 seed, drove 292 miles to take on the #8 seed Panthers. The winner rewarded with a trip to #1 seed Farmersville. Both teams entered the 1st round game following league championship games the week prior. Bishop fell to rival Kern Valley while Corcoran defeated Sierra Pacific claiming the east sequoia league title.
Corcoran had the early momentum picking off a Bronco pass and returning it to the Bishop 10-yard line. Nico Portillo started his special night with the first of 5 touchdown passes putting the Panthers up 7-0. Corcoran would force a Bronco fumble on Bishop’s next possession and the game looked like it was unraveling on the road team. Sophomore Linebacker Sean Brown would turn the game around for the Broncos returning a Panther fumble 60-yards for a touchdown. The dynamic play jumped started the Bishop sideline pulling the game even at 7-7.
Bishop’s defense came right back forcing their second consecutive take away. Junior Logan Stephenson picked off a Portillo pass setting up the Broncos at the Panther 16-yard line. Senior quarterback Clyde McCoy hit Jarod Dossy to convert on third and long setting up the Broncos scoring opportunity. Ty Tucker would finish the drive with a 1 yard touchdown run. Up 14-7 the Broncos allowed back to back scoring drives by the Panthers as Corcoran pulled ahead 21-14 at halftime.
Corcoran opened the second half scoring with a 83-yard march capped by a Portillo touchdown pass. Bishop responded with their most impressive drive covering 62-yards, all on the ground, all by Ty Tucker. The senior running back rumbled 47-yards, them 15-yards pulling Bishop within striking distance at 27-21. The Broncos offensive line opened nice running lanes for Tucker. The line includes tackles Scott Sonke and Ryan Rennie, guards Brandon Forrest and freshman Tony Marquez and center Cross DeLamora.
The fourth quarter settled into a defensive battle with the Panther D striking a big blow picking off a Bronco pass late in the 4th quarter. The turnover looked like a death blow to the Broncos but the Bishop defense held strong forcing Corcoran to make a decision on 4th and 5 at the Bishop 20. The Panthers put the ball in the hands of their senior quarterback Nico Portillo who connected with Da’Shaun Henderson for the games final score. The 5th touchdown pass of the game for Portillo put Corcoran on top 33-21 with 1:24 left in the game.

Roller Hockey Results

Results from Monday night’s Bantam & Junior Division games – 11/17/14
5pm Bantam Game-
Allmon vs. Silva Final score: 4-5 (Silva win)

Team Silva sponsored by Bishop Veterinary
Silva Goalie Stats(saves/shots): Carter Silva 37/41
Scoring for Silva:

Andrew Bragdon – 4 goals, 1 assist
Walker Parra – 1 goal
Abby Silva – 2 assists

Team Allmon sponsored by LADWP
Allmon Goalie Stats(saves/shots): Tyler Allmon 31/36
Scoring for Allmon:

Braeden Gillem – 3 goals, 1 assist
Max Torres – 1 goal, 1 assist
Abi Ball – 1 assist

6pm Bantam Game –
Mojarro vs Roberts Final score: 5-8 (Roberts Win)

Team Roberts sponsored by Perry Motors
Roberts Goalie Stats (saves/shots): Taylor Dailey 30/35
Scoring for Roberts:

Michael Felgar – 4 goals, 2 assists
Sadie Dishion – 2 goals
Ryan Conn – 1 goal
Matthew Hannson – 1 goal

Team Mojarro sponsored by Mahogany Smoked Meats
Mojarro Goalie Stats(saves/shots): Matthew Rosga 11/19
Scoring for Mojarro:

Zach Mojarro – 2 goals, 2 assists
Peter Kile – 2 goals
Deekon Trim – 1 goal
Lexi Tillemans – 1 assist
Miya Roccoforte– 1 assists

7pm Junior Game-
Dillard vs Berkovatz Final score: 5-6 (Berkovatz win)

Team Berkovatz sponsored by Wise Home Services
Berkovatz Goalie Stats(saves/shots): Chet Shultz 30/35
Scoring for Berkovatz:

Colton Riesen – 6 goals
Michael Kubiak – 1 assist

Team Dillard sponsored by Our Water Works Carwash
Dillard Goalie Stats(saves/shots): Gannon Daugherty 23/29
Scoring for Dillard:

Alejandro Sanchez – 2 goals
Will Dillard – 1 goal, 2 assists
Tannon Tremayne – 1 goal, 1 assist
Kevin Rossy – 1 goal

8pm Junior Game –
Kimbrell vs Davis Final score: 4-4

Team Kimbrell sponsored by High Country Lumber
Kimbrell Goalie Stats(saves/shots): Owen Richman 35/39
Scoring for Kimbrell:

Carson Reid – 2 goals
Emilio Gonzalez – 1 goal
Duncan Reid – 1 goal

Team Davis sponsored by Sierra Auto Body
Davis Goalie Stats(saves/shots): Lane Frechette 22/26
Scoring for Davis:

Ryan Graves – 2 goals, 1 assist
Hunter Waasdorp – 2 goals

Prescribed Fire set for Mono County

Fire crews plan to ignite the next several units (up to 86 acres) of the Aqueduct Prescribed Fire today (Wednesday November 19th), conditions permitting. Expect to see smoke east of Highway 395 between Crowley Lake and June Lake. By prescribing the fire under optimum weather conditions, managers simulate the natural role of fire. This reduces forest competition, opens gaps in the forest canopy for sunlight to shine through, and recycles nutrients to the soil for re-growth.


Crews did not begin ignitions of the 86 acre unit of Aqueduct Prescribed Fire today. The fuels moisture was a little low and the winds higher than forecast; putting the project out of prescription. Crews will continue to try to find the safe prescription window that meet fuel reduction and fire effect goals.