Mendota used a quick start and a strong finish downing the Bishop Broncos 41-14 in the CIF Central Section Division 5 playoffs. The Aztecs (7-4) jumped out to at 12-0 lead and outscored the Broncos (4-7) 21-0 in the second half. Mendota will now face #2 seed Fowler High School in Fridays second round.
Scoring Recap 1st Quarter
8:49, Junior Cardenas 17-yard pass to Julian Cardenas. 6-0 MHS.
3:01, Christian Quintanar 64-yard run. 12-0 MHS.
0:17, Ryan Graves 15-yard run. PAT kick Ethan Lamb. 12-7 MHS.
8:46, Junior Cardenas 25-yard pass to Luis Mojarro, 2pt conv. 20-7 MHS.
0:32, Ryan Graves 5-yard pass to Hunter Kampmoyer, PAT, Lamb. 20-14 MHS.
8:32, Erick Segura 46-yard run, 2 pt conv. 28-14 MHS.
4:27, Rasmussen 3-yard run, PAT by Felipe Aguilar, 35-14 MHS.
11:35, Luis Mojarro 42-yard run. 41-14 MHS.
The Broncos end the season with a 4-7 record and say goodbye to ten seniors.
#8 Hunter Kampmoyer
#12 Austin Jones
#18 Bryce Ketchum
#20 Ethan Lamb
#28 Logan Stephenson
#31 Angel Santana
#32 Marty Tiernan
#53 Brandon Forrest
#63 Wallace Eddy
Andy Watt, student manager.
cover photo by Arnie Palu, sunset in Mendota
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Kern Valley wins third straight HDL football title
by Arnie Palu
Bishop Union High school football took a 14-3 halftime lead into the locker room Friday Night. In the second Kern Valley Senior Sammy Adams started the KV revolution. Adams founded the Kern Valley comeback with a series of big plays starting with returning the second half kickoff 85-yards for a touchdown. Adams second half heroics included jarring a would be touchdown pass from a Bronco receiver, scoring the go-ahead touchdown with 3:42 to play, and picking off a broncos pass in the final seconds putting the game on ice. Kern Valley wins the HDL title with a 17-14 win. Football is a team game, but Sammy Adams owned the second half of this rivalry game. Kern Valley fans will surely be toasting Sam Adams for years to come when they remember their 2015 High Desert League Championship.
Bishop Union now must turn the page and get ready for the postseason. The Broncos finish the regular season with a 4-6 record including a 2-2 mark in the High Desert League, good for third place behind KV and runner up California City. The Broncos are the #10 seed in the CIF Central Section Division 5 Championships. BUHS will travel to #7 Mendota High School Friday, November 13th. Fowler High School, the #2 seed, has a bye into the second round. The winner of the BUHS-Mendota game will travel to Fowler for the Quarterfinals Friday, November 20th. Friday’s opening round game will be broadcast live on AM 1230 KBOV, and streamed live at kibskbov.com through the listen live link, kickoff is set for 6pm. Mendota has a 6-4 record and tied for 2nd in the West Sierra League. Mendota is located west of Fresno just 368 miles from Bishop.
Bishop Union-Kern Valley photo gallery by Gary Young
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Bishop Union Football
The Broncos finish the regular season with a 4-6 record including a 2-2 mark in the High Desert League. The Broncos are the #10 seed in the CIF Central Section Division 5 Championships. BUHS will travel to #7 Mendota High School Friday, November 13th. Fowler High School, the #2 seed, has a bye into the second round. The winner of the BUHS-Mendota game will travel to Fowler for the Quarterfinals Friday, November 20th. Friday’s opening round game will be broadcast live on AM 1230 KBOV, and streamed live at kibskbov.com through the listen live link, kickoff is set for 6pm. Mendota has a 6-4 record and tied for 2nd in the West Sierra League. Mendota is located west of Fresno just 368 miles from Bishop.
Bishop Union Volleyball
Bronco Volleyball will hit the road Tuesday November 10th traveling to Taft High School in the CIF Central Section division 4 volleyball championships. Bishop Union is runners up in the High Desert league and the #9 seed. Taft finished 3rd in the South Sequoia League earning the #8 seed. The winner of Tuesday’s opening round game will travel to #1 Sierra High School for Thursday’s Quarterfinal. Sierra High School is located in Tollhouse, approximately 20 miles northeast of Fresno.
Lone Pine Volleyball
The Golden Eagles will travel to Panorama City Tuesday for opening round action in the CIF Southern Section division 4A volleyball championships. St. Genevieve will play host to the Golden Eagles. St. Genevieve is Champs of the Santa Fe League with an overall record of 13-4-1. Lone Pine tied for 4th in the Desert Mt league with an overall record of 11-12-2.
The Mammoth Huskies volleyball team plays the St. Bernard Vikings (Playa del Rey) on Tuesday November 10th at 7pm at Mammoth High School in the first round of the CIF Southern Section division 4a playoffs. Huskies are seeded 5th in the tournament out of 32 teams. Mammoth’s record is 24-9 overall and 12-2 (2nd) place in the Desert Mountain League. St. Bernard is 4-5 overall and 4-5 (3rd place) in the Santa Fe League. Mammoth Coach John Morris highlights Husky standouts this season (CIF div 4A rankings):
Taylor Sanders 254 kills (3rd) .253 hitting % (4th)
Callie Mowat 70 aces (3rd) 99 blocks (4th) and
McKenna Smith 567 assists (2nd) 52 aces (8th)
Doors open at 6pm and admission is $5 for students and kids and $10 for adults.
Big Pine Volleyball
The Big Pine Warriors will travel Tuesday to Hawthorne in southern California in opening round action in the CIF southern section division 5A volleyball championships. The Warriors will take on Wiseburn-Da Vinci High School. The Wolves are 9-7 on the year and champs of the Mulholland League. Big Pine finished 5-7 on the season good for third place in the Hi-Lo League. A win for Big Pine most likely has them facing the tournaments #1 seed Tarbut V’ Torah in the second round.
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The 2015 Bishop Union high school bronco football teams celebrate homecoming this weekend. Frazier Mt is coming to town with only a Varsity team. Kick off is set for 7pm at Bishop Union’s John Schwab field. Gates open to the public at 6pm with the homecoming festivities starting at 6:30. The football game will be broadcast live on AM 1230 in the greater Bishop area and will be available live here at kibskbov.com via the listen live link. Arnie Palu and Rock Baker will have the call.
Frazier Mt is 0-8 on the year under the direction of 1st year head coach Marc Sandall. Bishop Union is 3-5 overall and 1-1 in High Desert League play under the leadership of Coach Bill Egan. Coach Egan is in his 15th season as the head man of Bronco football and has guided the Broncos to the post-season every year. Bishop Union returns home after a four game road trip, including a pair of losses last week at California City. The Broncos wrap up the regular season with a pair of home games including Friday nights homecoming dual with Frazier Mt and next Friday’s home game with rival Kern Valley. KV (2-0) is hosting California City (3-0) in a marque HDL match up this Friday.
California City Photo Gallery
Photos by Lorenzo Parra
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The California City Ravens football program notched it’s first ever varsity football win over Bishop Union. Cal City used a power running game and converted 4 on-side kicks in route to a 34-17 victory. The Ravens are 3-0 in High Desert League play while Bishop Union slides to 1-1 in HDL play. Cal City will play at Kern Valley this Friday in a match up of HDL unbeaten teams. Bishop Union will try to bounce back hosting Frazier Mt in a homecoming dual. Friday’s homecoming game will feature only a Varsity game beginning at 7pm.
The Ravens power rushing attack ground out 387- yards with both Kalani Madrona and Dylan Little eclipsing 100 yards. As strong as Cal City’s running game was Friday night, it was a pass that put the Ravens on the score board. Raven Quarterback Jystin Rice connected with Deonta Macloren on a 23-yard pass putting Cal City on top 6-0. The Ravens then converted the first of their four successful on-side kicks. The Bishop Union Defense would come up with a take away as Austin Jones tipped a pass to outside linebacker Hunter Kampmoyer. Hunter returned the interception to the Ravens 19-yard line. Ethan Lamb converted the pick into points hitting a 25-yard field goal. Cal City then fumbled the ball away on their first play of their next drive. Bronco Senior Logan Stephenson found the end zone from 8-yards out putting the Broncos on top 10-6. California City would score on three of their next four possessions taking a 28-10 lead. Cal City would hold the ball for a majority of the first half successfully recovering four on-side kicks.
The Ravens scored first in the second half with Quarterback Jystin Rice scoring on a quarterback sneak capping a 59-yard drive. Bishop would answer with a score of their own with Junior Quarterback Izaak Morgenstein stepping in for injured quarterback Ryan Graves. Morgenstein called his own number on a option play scoring on a 4-yard run. The Morgenstein touchdown making the score 34-17, and that would prove to be the final score.
HDL Standings (games remaining)
California City 3-0 (@KV)
Kern Valley 2-0 (CC, @BUHS)
Bishop Union 1-1 (FM, KV)
Frazier Mt 0-2 (@ BUHS, ROSA)
Rosamond 0-3 (@ FM)
Bishop Union JV at California City
The Bronco JV fell to Cal City 26-14. Bishop fell down early 6-0, but moved even at 6-6 with a Hunter Waasdorp touchdown pass to Mark Mayhugh covering 29-yards. Cal City responded with a pair of scores for a 20-6 lead. With time expiring on the 2nd quarter clock, Bishop’s Trace Sapp intercepted a Raven passing returning the pick for a touchdown…however it was ruled that Sapp stepped out of bounds prior to reaching the end zone. Sapp would get credit for a second half score punching in a quarterback sneak and 2 point conversion pulling the Broncos close at 20-14. Cal City would put the game away with a 4th quarter touchdown winning 26-14. The Bishop JV have a bye this week as Frazier Mt does not have a JV team. The Bronco JV will wrap up their season the following Friday with a home game with rival Kern Valley.
Cover photo by Arnie Palu, California City sunset.
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High Desert League play began with a pair of strong Bishop Bronco wins. The Varsity winning 42-14 and the Junior Varsity winning 30-14. Bishop will now play out of league this weekend with trips to Sierra Canyon. The JV will travel on Friday for a 6pm game at Sierra Canyon’s campus, the Varsity will play Sierra Canyon Saturday at 5pm. The Varsity game will be broadcast live on AM 1230 and streamed live here at kibskbov.com through the listen live link.
Prior to Fridays game at Rosamond, Bishop Union High School coach Bill Egan was excited to have Logan Stephenson back in the fold at running back. After the game the coach had to be ecstatic. Stephenson carried the ball 13 times for 182-yards and 4 touchdowns. Stephenson was injured on the opening kickoff of the season’s opening game. With 3 minutes left in the first quarter Friday night the senior was given the ball for the first time…..Logan took the ball from quarterback Ryan Graves and sprinted 42-yards for a touchdown. Stephenson would add rushing touchdowns covering 36, 11, and 35 yards. Angel Santana and Sean Brown would also score rushing touchdowns.
The Bronco ground game allowed the Broncos to open up a 21-0 lead early in the second quarter. Rosamond would respond with a pair of second quarter scores making the half time score 21-14. Bishop would put the game away in the third quarter with a trio of scores, two Stephenson touchdowns and the Sean Brown 5-yard exclamation point.
Brown led the Bishop Union defensive effort with a team high 15 tackles and 1 sack. Anthony Miller added 12 total tackles, Angel Santana 8, Izaak Morgenstein 7, Hunter Kampmoyer 7 tackles, 3 tackles for a loss, and 1 sack, Ryan Rennie 6 tackles and a sack.
The Bronco JV fell behind Rosamond 7-0 Friday afternoon. Bishop would not trail long as sophomore Trace Sapp returned the ensuing Rosamond kick-off for a touchdown. Freshman Michael George ran in the two point conversion putting the Broncos up 8-7. The Bronco special teams stayed hot as Edward Piper blocked a punt on Rosamond next drive. Piper not only blocked the punt but also recovered the lose ball for a touchdown. Trace Sapp ran in the two point conversion giving the Broncos a 16-7 halftime lead. Rosamond would pull close in the third quarter with a touchdown making things tight at 16-14. But exactly like he did in the first half Trace Sapp would return the ensuing Rosamond kickoff for a touchdown making the score 22-14. Quarterback Hunter Waasdorp then engineered a clock eating touchdown drive covering the final 7-yards with a touchdown run. Trace Sapp ran in the 2pt conversion making the score 30-14.
The Bronco defense forced three turnovers with Trace Sapp picking off a pair of passes and Josh Barnes pulling in a 4th quarter interception.
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Bishop Broncos and Mammoth Huskies open League Play
The Bishop Broncos and Mammoth Huskies begin league play tonight. Bishop Union will travel to Rosamond while Mammoth will play host to Boron. Both varsity games will be on the air tonight. Bronco football will air live on AM 1230 and will be streamed live here at kibskbov.com. The Huskies and Bobcats will air live tonight on FM 100.7 KIBS. Arnie Palu will have the play by play for Bronco football with Richard Reel handling the Huskies-Bobcats call.
High Desert League Records
Kern Valley 4-2
California City 4-2
Bishop Union 2-3
Frazier Mt 0-5
HDL Schedule. Bishop opens at Rosamond tonight, Frazier Mt travels to California City and Kern Valley has the High Desert League bye.
Desert Mt. League Records
Desert Christian 3-2
Silver Valley 2-3
DML Schedule. Boron at Mammoth, Vasquez at Silver Valley, and Desert at Desert Christian (Saturday)
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The Bishop Union High School football teams dropped a pair of decisions in Lancaster Friday night. The Broncos Varsity fell 39-10 with the Junior Varsity losing 48-14. The Broncos will now start High Desert League play with a road trip to Rosamond Friday night. JV action begins at 4pm with the Varsity game following at 7pm. The Varsity game will be broadcast live on AM 1230 KBOV and streamed live here at kibskbov.com by clicking on the listen live link.
Bishop Varsity at Paraclete
The Spirits sprinted out to a 25-0 lead this past Friday night before Bishop Union got on the board. The Broncos running game hit their largest play of the year on a Ryan Graves 60-yard sprint with time running out on the first half. The big gain set up a 20-yard Ethan Lamb field goal with just 6 seconds left in the 2nd quarter.
Trailing 25-3 at intermission the Broncos converted a pair of 4th downs to cap a 52-yard third quarter drive. The final 28-yards through the air as Ryan Graves connected with Hunter Kampmoyer on 4th down. The touchdown made things interesting at 25-10. Paraclete took hold of the game with a 83-yard drive capped by a 6-yard Melquise Stovall touchdown run. Up 32-10, the spirits put the game away with a bizarre 4th quarter touchdown. The unusual play began with Paraclete’s Tyler Schatz attempting a field goal with 5 minutes to play. The kick was blocked by Hunter Kampmoyer, the ball was scooped up in the backfield by the Spirit’s Aaron Cooper who ran around the bronco’s special teams unit for the score.
Individual Statistics Passing
Ryan Graves, 8 of 15 for 73-yards and a TD. Receiving
Hunter Kampmoyer, 4 for 45-yards at a TD. Rushing
Graves, 14 for 64-yards.
Mike Molina, 7 for 17 yards. Defensive
Angel Santana, 12 tackles, 1 Fumble Recovery.
Anthony Miller, 11 tackles.
Hunter Kampmoyer, 10 tackles, 1 tackle for loss, 1 sack.
Sean Brown, 8 tackles.
Tyler Ray, 7 tackles, 1 sack.
Marty Tiernan, 1 interception.
The Broncos fell to Paraclete 48-14. Bronco quarterback Trace Sapp scored a pair of touchdowns with Lorenzo Parra picking up a two point conversion. Freshman free safety Mark Mayhugh led the defensive effort.
The Bishop Union High School Junior Varsity scored in all three phases of the game Friday. The Bronco Offense, Defense and special teams all got in the scoring column. Six different Broncos found the end zone in Bishop Union’s 38-8 win. Boron made the trip to Bishop Friday, September 25th as a fill in game. Bishop’s varsity had a bye week and both Bishop and Boron have been victim to schools cancelling JV football. With the win the Bronco JV notch their first win of the year improving their record to 1-3. The Broncos travel to Lancaster this Friday to face the Paraclete Spirits. The JV game will begin at 4pm with the varsity to follow at 7pm. The games will be played at Antelope Valley College with the Varsity game broadcast live on AM1230 KBOV and streamed live here at kibskbov.com. Rock Baker and Arnie Palu will have the call.
Bishop JV vs. Boron
Bishop Union scored first on a tough run by quarterback Trace Sapp. The Sapp score but Bishop up 6-0. Freshman Mark Mayhugh found the end zone next on a sweep putting the Broncos up 12-0 with 3:20 to play in the opening quarter.
The second quarter scoring included an 11-yard touchdown pass from Sapp to Freshman Michael George. Boron answered with a strong drive penetrating the Bronco red zone. The Bishop defense came up with a big play as linebacker Lorenzo Parra sacked the bobcat quarterback forcing a fumble. Strong Safety Brodie Maloney scooped up the fumble and ran 84-yards for a Bishop touchdown.
The second half started with a 81-yard kickoff return by Freshman Arturo Lemus. The special teams play marked the third time this season the Broncos have returned a kickoff for a touchdown. The game then went to a running clock for the entire second half. Lorenzo Parra capped the Bronco scoring with a 4th quarter 4-yard touchdown run. Boron answered with a touchdown pass and two point conversion making the final score 38-8.
The Bishop Union High School Junior Varsity will take to John Schwab Field today, Friday September 25th. A 4pm kickoff is set as the Broncos battle the Boron Bobcats. The Bishop varsity has a bye this week and will return to action next week at Paraclete. Boron’s varsity team is on the road tonight taking on Riverside Prep.
The Broncos and Bobcats have not played since the 2010 CIF championship game. Bishop came out on top claiming the northeast division championship. Bishop did travel to Boron this preseason for a scrimmage, but the two teams have not met in a meaningful game since the 2010 title game.
Today’s junior Varsity match will feature two teams hungry for their first win. Both Bishop Union and Boron enter with 0-3 records. There will be no charge to attend today’s game with kickoff set to begin at 4pm at Bishop Union High Schools John Schwab Field.
The Bronco JV have lost their first three games falling to Carson City, Yerington, and Vasquez. The Bronco JV fell 36-30 at Vasquez a week ago.
Photographer Lorenzo Parra provided the following shots from Vasquez.
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