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Final Day at the Classic

Results from Day 3 at the BUHS Christmas Classic

Game 13  Lee Vining 34  –  Rio Hondo 58
Game 14.  ICHS 52  –  MCHS 66
Game 15  Bishop  55 – Lone Pine 75
Lone Pine wrapped up an unbeaten Christmas Classic with an impressive 20 point win.  The Golden Eagles “Big Three” of Sullivan, Cappello and Greene dominated the Broncos earning their second win of the season over Bishop High.   While Sullivan and Cappello both went over 20 points Brad Greene was held to just 5, but the Lone Pine center dominated the glass.  Greene and Cappello combined to give the Golden Eagles a major rebounding advantage while completely closing down any hopes Bishop had for an inside game.  Bishop will now gear up for High Desert League play with a two final non-league contests.  Bishop will host Liberty on Friday, January 9th then travel to Hanford on Saturday January 17th.  Bishop will open HDL play on Tuesday, January 20th with trip to Rosamond.  All Bronco boys varsity boys basketball games will be broadcast live on AM 1230 KBOV.

Individual Stats for Lone Pine
Garrett Sullivan 27 points
Mike Cappello 22 points
Preston Huerta 10  points
Brad Greene 5 points

Individual Stats for Bishop
Ty Tucker 11 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assist
River Mallory 10 points, 2 rebounds, 1 steal, 1 assist
Thomas Montoya 9 points, 1 rebound, 3 assists
Daniel Olsen 7 points, 3 rebounds, 1 steal, 3 assist
Druw Allen 7  points, 1 rebounds, 1 steal
Sean Brown 4 points, 11 rebounds
Chucky Keller  3 points, 1 steal
Ryan Lent  2 points, 6 rebounds, 2 steal, 1 assists
Jake Traynor 2 points, 2 rebounds
Anthony Miller , 1 rebound, 1 steal

Photo By Gary Young.  Lone Pine’s Brad Greene (left) blocks the shot of Bishop’s Daniel Olsen.

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Day 2 at the BUHS Christmas Classic

Results from the second day at the BUHS Basketball Tournament

Game 7-Rio Hondo 69, Immanuel Christian 29

Game 8-  Lone Pine 62  –  Lee Vining 47
Individual Stats for Lone Pine
Ryan Cappello 22 points, 9 rebounds, 5 steals
Garrett Sullivan 13 points, 5 rebrounds, 7 assists, 6 steals
Brad Greene 13 points, 12 rebounds
Preston Huerta 10 points
Brice Scott 4 points
Game 9  Bishop  69- MCHS 55
Individual Stats for Bishop
River Mallory 11 points, 5 rebounds, 1 steal, 1 assist
Daniel Olsen 6 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist
Ryan Lent  7 points, 7 rebounds, 3 steal, 10 assists
Jake Traynor 10 points, 2 assists
Anthony Miller 4 points, 1 rebounds, 1 assists
Thomas Montoya 8 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assists
Ty Tucker 2 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assist
Druw Allen 13 points, 6 rebounds, 1 steal, 1 assist
Sean Brown 11 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists

Game 10  ICHS  43 – Lee Vining 64

Game 11  Lone Pine 74 – MCHS 55
Individual Stats for Lone Pine
Ryan Cappello 30 points, 15 rebounds, 3 assists
Brad Greene 16 points, 15 rebounds, 3 blocks
Garrett Sullivan 6 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists, 3 steals, 4 blocks
Brice Scott 15 points
Preston Huerta 3 points, 4 blocks
Aden Gonzalez 2 points
Eddy Ivey 2 points

Game 12  Bishop 36 – Rio Hondo 63
Individual Stats for Bishop
River Mallory 2 rebounds, 2 assist
Daniel Olsen 5 points, 2 rebounds, 1 steal 2 assist
Ryan Lent 2 points, 5 rebounds, 2 steals, 5 assists
Thomas Montoya 16 points, 9 rebounds, 2 assists
Ty Tucker 7 points, 3 rebounds,
Druw Allen 8 points,
Sean Brown 2 points, 8 rebounds 2 steals, 1 assist

Today (December 31st)  is the final day of the tournament with three games scheduled.  Rio Hondo Prep vs. Lee Vining at 10am, Mineral County vs. Immanuel Christian at 11:30 and Bishop vs. Lone Pine at 1pm.

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Day 1 at the Bishop Christmas Classic

Day 1 Results at the BUHS Christmas Classic

The first day of the three day Bishop High School Christmas Classic basketball tournament is in the books.  Bishop Union high school went 2-0 with wins over Immanuel Christian and Lee Vining.

Game 1.  Mineral County 56 – Lee Vining 49
Game 2.  Lone Pine 63. –  Rio Hondo Prep 50
Game 3.  Bishop  93 – Immanuel Christian 24

Individual Stats for Bishop
River Mallory 7 points, 1 rebound, 1 steal, 1 assist
Daniel Olsen 9 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist
Ryan Lent 16 points, 2 rebounds, 3 steal, 4 assists
Jake Traynor 5 points,
Anthony Miller 6 points, 8 rebounds, 2 assists
Brandon Forest 12 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists
Thomas Montoya 14 points, 5 rebounds, 1 steal, 4 assists
Chucky Keller 10 points, 2 rebounds, 1 steal, 3 assists
Ty Tucker 5 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist
Druw Allen 10 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist
Sean Brown 8 rebounds 2 steals, 9 assists

Game 4. Mineral County 49 – Rio Hondo Prep  45
Game 5. Lone Pine 58 – Immanuel Christian 33
Game 6. Bishop 60 – Lee Vining 54

Individual Stats for Bishop
River Mallory 6 points, 5 rebounds, 4 steal, 2 assist
Daniel Olsen 8 points, 4 rebounds, 1 steal 2 assist
Ryan Lent 2 points, 6 rebounds, 2 steals, 4 assists
Jake Traynor , 6 rebounds, 1 assist
Anthony Miller 2 points, 1 rebound, 1 steal
Brandon Forest 3 points, 4 rebounds,
Thomas Montoya 10 points, 3 rebounds, 1 steal, 1 assist
Chucky Keller 3 points,  1 steal,
Ty Tucker 7 points, 7 rebounds, 1 steal, 1 assist
Druw Allen 8 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assist
Sean Brown 11 points, 7 rebounds 1 steal

here is the remaining tournament schedule,

DAY 2 (December 30th)
11:00 am, Rio Hondo vs. Immanuel Christian
12:30 pm, Lee Vining vs. Lone Pine
2:00 pm, Mineral County vs. Bishop
3:30 pm, Immanuel Christian vs Lee Vining
5:00 pm, Lone Pine vs. Mineral County
6:30 pm, Bishop vs. Rio Hondo

DAY 3 (December 31st)
10:00 am, Rio Hondo vs. Lee Vining
11:30 am, Mineral County vs. Immanuel Christian
1:00 pm, Bishop vs. Lone Pine

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Lower Owens River Project Draft Report

LORP 2014 Draft Report Available

This years annual report is now available for review and can be downloaded from the Los Angeles Department of Water and Powers website.  The report can be found at www.ladwp.com/LORP.  The report represents the completion of the eighth year of monitoring and contains the Memorandum of Understanding Consultant’s Adaptive management recommendations.  A hard copy of the report may be reviewed by the public at the LADWP office at 300 Mandich Street, Bishop.  Inyo County and the LADWP will be conducing a public meeting on the draft report at a meeting set for 9am on Wednesday, January 14th at the Inyo County Board of Supervisors Chambers at 224 North Edwards Street, Independence.  The meeting will provide the public the opportunity to offer comments on the draft report and any other LORP-related issues they would like to discuss with staff from the LADWP, Inyo County, and the MOU consultants.

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Warren Street Update

Warren Street Utilities Construction Update

From the City of Bishop Public Works department.
Work on the City of Bishop water and sewer construction project in the Warren Street area will continue through the holidays and into early January.  The contractor has completed most of the waterline work on the project except for fire hydrant work on South Warren Street. Work on two hydrants on South Warren is expected to be
completed over the next week including the days before and after Christmas and New Years.
Once all water work is complete, the contractor plans to construct sewer improvements on Academy Avenue near Main Street and in the intersection of Warren and Lagoon streets. This sewer work is expected to take 1 to 2 weeks to complete. After the sewer work is complete, the contractor will have up to a week of patching and final
cleanup before the entire water and sewer project is complete. Construction of street improvements along Warren Street is expected to start as early as January and last into May 2015.
Road closures are required while work is underway. Temporary water and sewer shutoffs are necessary for some construction operations. Notices of the water shutoffs will normally be
distributed two days in advance. Patience with these closures and shutoffs is appreciated. This construction in downtown Bishop impacts traffic on city streets west of Main Street and will
cause inconvenience and delays. Closures include full intersection closures. Equipment, workers, excavations in the street, uneven pavement, and other hidden hazards will require attention, even when work is not underway. All efforts will be made to maintain access to businesses and to minimize the impacts and restrictions, but drivers, riders, and pedestrians should be cautious, take alternate routes, and be patient.
For more information contact City of Bishop Public Works at
publicworks@ca-bishop.us or cal 760-873-8458.
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Cerro Coso Winter Recess

Cerro Coso Closing for Winter Recess

All offices and classrooms at all Cerro Coso community college campuses will be closing for winter recess from Wednesday, December 24th, through Friday, January 2nd, 2015.  This includes both the Bishop and Mammoth Campuses of Cerro Coso.
College officials note that online registration will be available 7 days a week, 24 hours a day through the college website, www.cerrocoso.edu.
The College will reopen on Monday, January 5th, 2015.  The spring semester officially starts on Tuesday, January 20th, 2015.

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Sunday Accident on 395

Single Vehicle Accident Sunday

2014 Bishop Union High School graduate David Gratz suffered major injuries in a Sunday morning accident. The accident occurred just north of Bishop on highway 395.

According to the California Highway Patrols accident report Gratz was traveling northbound on US-395 just south of Sawmill Road. For an unknown reason, Gratz caused or allowed his vehicle to drift to the left, across the center divider and southbound lanes of US-395. The vehicle continued down a dirt embankment where it collided with a barbed wire fence and then into a large tree. Due to the damage sustained to the vehicle during the collision, the roof of the vehicle was removed to assist with extricating Gratz. Gratz was transported to Northern Inyo Hospital where it was determined he would be flown to Renown Medical Center due to the seriousness of his injuries.

The CHP report indicates that personnel from the Inyo County Sheriff’s Department, Bishop Volunteer Fire Department, Symons Ambulance, Caltrans, and the California Highway Patrol responded to the collision scene and assisted with the incident.

Gratz, age 18, just finished his first semester at California Maritime Academy located in Vallejo, CA.

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Saturday Sports Show

The Saturday Sports Round Up

This past Saturday’s spots show is now available.  Click on the link and hear Bishop High School boys varsity basketball coach Mark Olsen talk hoops, Senior Jake Traynor talks basketball and beach colleges, Junior Austin Younger talks hoops and beards, and Andy Watt talks college football and makes some bold predictions about the bowl games and the first college football playoff.  Andy also gets in his weekly jab at rival Kern Valley.

photo by Steve Dutcher, Andy Watt in a head lock! The aggressors are not from Kern Valley.

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Bishop Bronco Wrestling at Rosamond

Bishop Bronco Wrestling

Last Tuesday, the Bishop Bronco Wrestling team traveled to Rosamond for for their first league action of the season. The Bronco team consisted of:
Sophomore Joseph Mayhugh at 152 lbs
Junior Angel Santana at 160 lbs
Junior Tyler Cox at 170 lbs
Junior Orlando Ruelas at 182 lbs
Freshman Gabe Shoshone at 220 lbs
The meet started with Angel Santana wrestling at 160 pounds against a wrestler called “the strongest kid on the team” by his coach. Angel was able to take his opponent down but was
unable to pin him in the first period.  After a flurry of activity in the second period, with the score 7‐3 in Angel’s favor, Angel was able to pin his opponent.
The next match was at 170 pounds where Tyler Cox lost the match, but he did get the first takedown of the match.
At 183 pounds, the Rosamond team had no wrestler, so Orlando Ruelas received a forfeit.
Freshman Gabe Shoshone was very nervous before his first match as a Bronco, but those fears quickly disappeared when Gabe stepped on the mat in the 220 pound weight class. Gabe quickly took his opponent down and turned him to his back earning near fall points. Before his pinned his opponent in the 2nd period, Gabe had racked up an 11‐0 lead.
Rosamond had wrestlers in the next 5 weight classes, so the Broncos had to forfeit these matches, giving Rosamond a commanding 36‐18 lead.  In the last “official” match of the meet, sophomore Joseph Mayhugh completely dominated his opponent at 152 pounds. Upon reviewing the video of the match later, Head Coach Shaun Joseph said that “Joe used every move that we’ve taught him in that match. It was fun to watch.” After racking up a 15‐0 lead, Joe pinned his opponent in the 2nd period.  The meet ended with the score Rosamond 36 – Broncos 24, but with the Broncos winning 3 of
the 4 matches wrestled, the Broncos felt like they were the winners.
After the official matches, two exhibition matches were held: Junior Orlando Ruelas at 182 pounds wrestled one of the highest scoring matches seen in several years, points being scored so fast it was hard to keep track of them. In the end, Orlando won by default.
In the other exhibition match, Joseph Mayhugh dominated yet another Rosamond wrestler and pinned him in the 2nd period.
The Bronco with the best record this season is Junior Angel Santana with a record of 6 ‐ 1 with all 6 wins being pins.
The Broncos next face Kern Valley at home on January 8th.

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Longest Night Service @ Methodist Church

Longest Night Service at Bishop First United Methodist Church

Sunday, December 21 at 7:00 pm in the Sanctuary.  On this longest night of the year, anyone in the eastern Sierra is invited to a simple time of Worship on Sunday, December 21 at 7 pm in the Sanctuary of Bishop First United Methodist Church.  Whether we are grieving a loss, struggling economically, overwhelmed with personal and family situations, it is good to remember that the first Christmas was difficult also and that the light of Christ “shines in the darkness.”  Perhaps we may feel very alone in the midst of all the Christmas celebrations. We need to know God’s presence with us during this season.
Bishop United Methodist Church is located at 205 N. Fowler – next to Bishop Union High School.
The name of this service comes from the season – December 21st  is actually the longest night of the year, with the most hours of darkness at the Winter Solstice.   But the name, “Longest Night”, also describes the feelings that a number of us have during this season.  In the long, dark winter nights, memories of past experiences and the pain of present loss and situations can become overwhelming.  For some, Christmas Day is the most difficult.  For others, it is Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve or the beginning of another year.  Join with us to hear scripture, offer prayers for healing and wholeness and sing music that acknowledges that God’s presence is for those who mourn, for those who grieve, for those who struggle, and that God’s Word comes to shine light into our darkness.  Everyone is welcome

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