Bronco Football

BUHS John Schwab Field update

Bronco Football field is improving

The 2015 season opening game for the BUHS Broncos is Friday, August 28th.  Whittier Christian High School will make the trip to Bishop for a Friday night dual.  The Hearlds are only bringing a Varsity team, so the Bronco JV will have the night off.  The Varsity game is set for a 7pm kickoff and will be broadcast live on AM 1230 KBOV and streamed live here at KIBSKBOV.com through the listen live link.

When the Broncos take the field they will run onto the rehabilitated John Schwab Field.  The football field features new irrigation infrastructure and the natural grass has been rehabilitated.

The 1st  photo below was taken on the morning of August 5th.

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photo by James Tyler. Photo taken August 5th
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Photo by James Tyler, taken pre-rehabilitation.
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Progress on BUHS John Schwab Field

BUHS Football Field Improving

Open trenches are now filled and the new irrigation system is providing water to Bishop Union High School’s John Schwab Field.  The field rehab includes new irrigation infrastructure and extensive turf rehabilitation.  The field has been closed while the improvements are being made.  The countdown is on for the first football game.  The Broncos will open the 2015 season hosting Whittier Christian.  The Hearlds will bring only a varsity team to town for the season opener.  The 2015 season opener is set for Friday, August 28th, 7pm.  All Bronco Varsity football games will be broadcast live on AM 1230 KBOV (Bishop vs. Mammoth on 9/11 will air on 100.7 KIBS).

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Photo by James Tyler. Photo taken Thursday, July 30th.
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Photo by James Tyler. Photo Taken Mid June.
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BUHS JV starting fall practice

Football Practice Begins with Special Event

The Bishop Union High School Bronco JV football team will begin fall practice at the earliest possible time, 12:01 AM Monday, August 3rd.  The Midnight practice will be held under the lights at the Bishop City Park, Field 1.  The city park is being used due to the field improvement project underway at Bishop Union High School’s John Schwab Field.  Parents and fans are encouraged to attend the practice session as the Bronco JV kick off fall camp.
In order to participate all student athletes must have there physical packet turned in.
James Ferrell is now serving as Head Coach of the Junior Varsity.  Ferrell as been an assist with Bronco Football the previous 5 seasons.  Former JV head coach Arnie Palu will remain on the staff as an assistant working with the offensive line.  Palu served as head coach the previous 5 seasons.  Joining Ferrell and Palu on the 2015 JV staff are assistants Dan Nolan (defensive coordinator), Cody Lawson (defensive line), Rick Beall (offensive and defensive backs), and James Tyler (special projects coordinator).
Questions should be directed to Coach James Ferrell, (760)-937-6247.
cover photo, 2014 JV MVP Moran West vs. Rosamond.  Photo by Gary Young.
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John Schwab Field enters rehab

Work begins on BUHS Football Field

The rehab of Bishop Union High School’s John Schwab field is underway.   A full irrigation upgrade and turf rehabilitation have begun.  Photos were taken by James Tyler Thursday morning.

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John Schwab Field
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John Schwab field and Gus Klekas Gym
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New irrigation infrastructure crossing the track near the south endzone
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View from above.
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trench near the 50 yard line.
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view from the north endzone
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John Schwab field rehab underway

BUHS football field renovation begins

Weeds have been treated and new irrigation infrastructure is being installed.  Bishop Unified School District Superintendent Barry Simpson updated the board of trustees at this weeks regular meeting.  “Its something that needs to be done.  What we found is really two issues with the field.  First it gets a lot of use, following football season we roll right into our soccer season.  By the time the soccer season is done, we have really pounded that field, the grass is pretty much gone, to be quite honest, its almost unsafe.”

To give the main field time to rest the school has been working with the City of Bishop to install a practice field in the rear of the city park.  Due to the ongoing drought, that effort has stalled as the city is holding off seeding the new field.  Simpson is hopeful the new city park field will be planted this fall.

Superintendent Simpson notes the second reason the field is suffering is due to a poor irrigation system.  “The irrigation system was really not meeting the needs of that field, we were not getting the coverage from the sprinklers, and so we were not getting the kind of regrowth that we needed.”

To address the irrigation system, new infrastructure in being installed.  The track and field are currently closes as open trenches exist near the finish line of the track and the length of the 50-yard line.  Following the irrigation upgrade field treatments will continue.

“There are some applications to get rid of the weeds that have taken hold, that is going on now.  Following the irritation system installation  and getting sprinklers up and running, we will do some aeration , over-seeding , and apply fertilizer.  We are working with two local companies, they feel we can defiantly bring that field back and get it ready for the mid august start of football season.”

The first scheduled home game for the Broncos is set for Friday, August 28th.  The Broncos will open at home with Whittier Christian.

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south side of John Schwab field
irrigation infrastructure near home street.
irrigation infrastructure near home street.
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2015 Bronco Football Schedule

2015 Bishop Union High School Football Schedule

The 2015 Bishop Bronco football schedule has been set. For the third consecutive season the Broncos will open up the season with Whittier Christian. 2015 will feature 4 home games and 6 road trips including trips to nearby Yerington Nevada and Mammoth. The 2015 schedule features a stretch of 4 consecutive road games beginning with a trip to Paraclete on October 2nd and finishes with back to back home games vs. Frazier Mt and rival Kern Valley closing out the regular season. The challenging schedule also again includes non-league games with private schools Arrowhead Christian (Redlands, CA) and Sierra Canyon (Chatsworth, CA). All Bishop Union High School varsity football games will be broadcast live on AM 1230 KBOV and streamed live at kibskbov.com.

Fri August 28th vs Carson City, 4pm JV
Fri August 28th vs Whittier Christian  7:00 Varsity

Fri. Sept 4th @ Yerington 4:30 (JV) 7:00 (varsity)

Fri Sept 11th @ Mammoth 7:00 (varsity)

Fri Sept 18th vs Arrowhead Christian 7:00 (varsity)

Fri Oct 2nd @ Paraclete 4:00 (JV) 7:00 (varsity)

Fri Oct. 9th @ Rosamond 4:00 (JV) 7:00 (varsity)

Fri Oct. 16th @ Sierra Canyon 6:00 (JV)
Sat Oct 17th @ Sierra Canyon 7:00 (varsity)

Fri Oct. 23rd @ Cal City 4:00 (JV) 7:00 (varsity)

Fri Oct 30th vs. Frazier Mountain 4:00 (JV) 7:00 (varsity) (home coming)

Fri Nov 6 vs Kern Valley 4:00 (JV) 7:00 (varsity)

2014 records for Bronco opponents
Whittier Christian, 1-9.
Yerington, 7-2, Nevada State Champions.
Mammoth, 4-6.
Arrowhead Christian, 12-2, CIF finalist.
Paraclete, 10-4, CIF finalist.
Rosamond, 3-7.
Sierra Canyon, 11-2, CIF Semifinalist.
California City, 5-7, CIF Semifinalist.
Frazier Mt, 1-11.
Kern Valley, 10-1, High Desert League champions, CIF 1st round.

cover photo by Gary Young.  #35 Lorenzo Para vs. Paraclete

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BUHS Bronco Football Meeting

Bishop Union High School Bronco Football Meeting

A player and parent meeting for all interested in Bishop Union High School Football is set for Thursday, April 9th at 6pm. The meeting will be held in the room next to the Library at BUHS. The meeting will include information on spring football, summer activities and spirit packs. All Bronco Football players and their parents are encouraged to attend. Spring football for BUHS starts on Friday, May 8th.

Cover Photo by Gary Young

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Sports Show

The KIBS Saturday Sports Show

This past Saturday’s Sports Show is now available.   Click on the sports show link on the KIBSKBOV home page to get caught up with former Bronco baseball stars Keith Tatum and Nate Coakley.  Keith is playing baseball at Taft College and Nathan is set to begin his second semester at the University of St. Francis in Fort Wayne Indian.  The second half to the program is an interview with former Bishop football coach John Beck.  Beck is a Bishop High School grad who is currently the Head football coach at Arrowhead Christian Academy.   ACA defeated Bishop 20-15 this past season then went on to the CIF finals.

photo by Gary Young.  Keith Tatum congratulated by father and third base coach Jim Tatum following a home run in 2012.

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Bishop Football Awards

Bishop Bronco Football Awards Presented

The 2014 Bronco football awards were presented this week at a ceremony held at the Calvary Baptist Church.  Varsity Coach Bill Egan presented coaches awards to Nate Dirisio, Allan Torres, Woodrow Reynolds, and Scott Sonke.  Most improved awards went to Clyde McCoy and Woodrow Reynolds.  Most Valuable defensive player award went to Desmond Frank, and the most valuable offensive player award was presented to Cross DeLamora.  Hunter Kampmoyer was named the teams Most Valuable Player.

The Varsity All High Desert League players were also announced.  Collin Batchelder was named to the leagues academic team.  Honorable mention honors to Quaid Stone, with second team honors going to Anthony Miller, Sean Brown, Collin Batchelder, Jarod Dossy, Ryan Graves, Thomas Montoya, Woodrow Reynolds, and Ryan Rennie.  1st team all HDL went to Angel Santana, JJ Cammarata, Desmond Frank, Logan Stephenson and Clyde McCoy on the defensive side of the ball, and 1st team offensive honors to Ty Tucker, Cross DeLamora and Scott Sonke.  Hunter Kampmoyer was named the HDL Lineman of the Year.

For the Junior Varsity Noah Connor-Becket was named most improved player, Joe Mayhugh claimed the spirit award, Izaak Morgenstein was named offensive MVP, Mike Molina was named defensive MVP and freshman Moran West was awarded the team MVP.  The 2014 JV won the High Desert League championship.

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