The 2018 California High School Rodeo State Finals return to the Tri-County Fairgrounds this week! Wednesday, June 13th is Patriotic Day!! Wear Red, White and Blue. Free admission for Active and Retired Military. Opening Ceremony & Rodeo Performance is at 7pm.
Thursday June 14th is Family Night. $20 for the entire family. Rodeo Performance 7pm.
Friday June 15th is Cancer Awareness Night-Wear Pink! Rodeo performance is 7pm.
Saturday, June 16th is Senior Citizens Day! Free admission for 62+! 8am Cutting Championship, 11:30am Reined Cow Horse Championship Round and 1pm Final Rodeo Performance, Crowning of State Queen, Live Auction, Top 15 Finalists and ATV Raffle.
All show buttons are $20 and Single Evening Show is $7 available at the Bishop Area Chamber of Commerce 690 n. Main St. 760-873-8405.
In front of a huge home crowd, the Bishop Bronco Varsity Baseball Team hosted the Riverdale Cowboys in the semi-final game of the Central Section CIF Les Schwab Boys Baseball Championships Division 6. The Riverdale Cowboy went ino the game ranked #5 and the Broncos the #1 ranked team.
After the Cowboys were retired, in order in the top of the first inning, the Broncos would score twice in the bottom half of the inning. Justin Yates would start off by getting a walk, followed by Mike Kubiak getting on base. With two outs, Lorenzo Parra would get a single allowing Yates to come around and score the first run of the game. Next up was Cal Omohundro who would hit a double to center bringing Kubiak around to score. At the end of the first inning, the Broncos had the lead 2-0.
After being retired, in order in the second inning, the Broncos would explode at the plate scoring an incredible 12 runs in the third. Justin Yates would get another walk to lead off the Broncos. Mike Kubiak stepped up and hit a double to deep left center, scoring Yates. Brody Maloney, who had five hits in the victory against Kern Valley in the second round game, continued with his hitting ways by smacking a double to the opposite field, which allowed Kubiak to cross the plate. Lorenzo Parra would get his second hit of the game, with a single to center, and Maloney came home.
After Cal Omohundro singled, advancing Parra to third base, Mike Molina would get a walk to load the bases for the Broncos. Jalen Watterson would get the first of his three hits, in the game, with a single to left center which brought Parra home. Hunter Beal followed with a single and Molina scored. After Yates struck out, in his second plate appearance of the inning, Mike Kubiak would step up to the plate.
With a 2-0 count, Kubiak would blow the game wide open when he hit a grand slam home run that landed on the top of the old Library building. With that hit, the Broncos lead was 12-0. The Broncos would add two more runs in the inning and go to the fourth inning leading 14-0.
In the Top of the fourth inning, the Cowboys would get three hits and score their only run of the game.
Going to the bottom of the fifth inning, with the score 14-0, the Broncos would add two more runs. With one out, Mike Molina would get a single and bring to the plate Jalen Watterson. Watterson, facing a 1-3 count, smacked his next pitch over the fence in right field, scoring him and Molina.
Justin Yates started on the mound for the Broncos with a strong performance striking out 5 batters, no walks and giving up just 4 hits. Austin Thomas would come in to close the game in the top of the 6th inning. He would face 8 batters, striking out 4, and giving up just three hits, ending the game with a strike out to give the Broncos the golden ticket to the Championship game.
The Bishop Broncos will face the Lindsay Cardinals, the number two ranked team, for the Championship on Saturday in Visalia. Lindsay defeated Roosevelt, Tuesday, 15-2.
Lindsay enters the championship game with an over all record of 18-12 and finished league 11-4. The Broncos go into the game 15-5-1 over all and 8-2 in league.
We will broadcast the game for you on 1230AM KBOV and online at http://www.kibskbov.com Game time is yet to be determined.
The 2017-18 BUHS Varsity Basketball team had their awards banquet recently and the following student-athletes were recognized:
BISHOP VARSITY TEAM AWARDS:
6th man of the Year – Kanyon Martinez
Rookie of the Year – Joe Weaver
Coaches Award – Luis Esparza
Mr. Hustle Award – Luke Mcclean
Big Man Award and Most Improved award – Sam Moose
Big Man Award – Hunter Waasdrop
Best Offensive Player Izaiah Anderson
Best Defensive Player – Mike Molina
Bronco MVP – Tommy Ruelas
All League Honors:
All League Academic – Luke Mcclean
All League Honorable Mention – Hunter Waasdorp
First Team All League – Mikey Molina
First Team All League Izaiah Anderson
****HIGH DESERT LEAGUE MVP – Tommy Ruelas*****
(Photos:Tommy Ruelas High Desert MVP)
(Varsity Basketball Team Pictured Left to Right: Kanyon Martinez, Tommy Ruelas, Izaiah Anderson, Sam Moose, Hunter Waasdorp, Mikey Molina, Luis Esparza, Luke McClean, Joe Weaver, Coaches: Asst coach: Danen Spoonhunter, Head Coach: Gordon Moose, Asst Coach: Brad Weaver)
The Lone Pine Lady Eagles Softball season came to an end, Thursday, as they were defeated by Marymount in the first round of the CIF Southern Section Division 7 Championships.
The Lady Eagles three runs all came in the third inning in their losing effort. Marymount scored three runs in the first, four in the second, two in the third, three in the fourth and one in the fifth.
The Lady Eagles finished the regular season as Co-Champions with Vasquez.
KIBS/KBOV congratulates the Lady Eagles on a great season!
On a perfect weather day, the Bishop Broncos Varsity Baseball Team advanced to the Semi-Finals of the Central Section CIF Les Schwab Boys Baseball Championships (Division 6), by defeating the Kern Valley Broncos, at home 17-1.
The Broncs would get on the scoreboard in the first inning and take a 1-0 lead going to the bottom of the first. After Justin Yates walked, Mike Kubiak would hit a monster fly ball that would be ruled a ground rule double to left field.
Brodie Maloney would follow with a double to center field that brought Yates and Kubiak around to score to take the lead 2-1.
Next up was Cal Omohundro who would hit the second double of the inning bringing Maloney home. Going to the top of the second the Broncos had the lead 3-1.
From that point on, it was all Bishop Broncos as they would hold Kern Valley scoreless the rest of the game.
In the Bottom of the second Lukas Di Angelo would reach first on an error. With two outs, Kubiak would hit a ground ball to left. That would bring Maloney to the plate.
With a 1-1 count, Maloney would get the games only home run as he would hit rocket that landed on the boys locker room roof and make the score 6-1.
Lorenzo Parra would follow Maloney with a triple. Omohundro came to the plate and a single to the opposite field, scoring Parra.
Heading to the third inning, the Broncos would hold on to a 7-1 lead.Both teams were held scoreless in the third inning. In the Fourth, the Broncos would add to two more runs on a hit by Parra and a sacrifice fly by Omohundro and increase the Bronco lead 9-1.
In the fifth inning, the Broncos added four more runs and another four in the six inning.
Justin Yates, on the mound for the Broncos, went six innings to get the win striking out six batters, one walk and allowing just four hits.
Austin Thomas would come in to close the game in the seventh inning facing four batters, with one walk and two strike outs.
The final score Bishop Broncos 17 runs, 17 hits and 4 errors. Kern Valley Broncs 1 run, 3 hits and 4 errors. The number one seed, Broncos, advance to the semi-final game on Tuesday. As the number one seed, the Broncos will host the Semi-Final.
The Broncos will face the #5 seeded Team, the Riverdale Cowboys, who defeated Orange Cove 7-2. Riverdale has an overall record of 14-15 and the Broncos enter the game with an overall record of 14-5-1.
The Bishop Bronco Baseball and Softball Teams ended their regular season play on Thursday. The Boys Varsity Baseball and Girls Varsity Softball Team traveled to Frazier Mountain for their final game.
In the Boys game, the Broncos would end the regular season with a victory over Frazier Mountain 14-3 and improve their league record to 8-2.
The Broncos wasted no time getting on the scoreboard, first, in the top of the first inning. Justin Yates would start by hitting a single to center. Mike Kubiak would step up to the plate and was hit by a pitch. Yates would score from second base, on a wild throw, getting the Broncos on the score board. Brodie Maloney was next up for the Broncos and would pound out a triple that would allow Kubiak to come around and score.
Going to the bottom of the inning, leading 2-0, Frazier Mountain would get one run back to cut the Bronco lead to one run.
In the top of the second inning, Lukas Di Angelo would score and the Broncos would go to the bottom of the second inning with a 3-1 lead.
In the bottom of the second inning, the game became really interesting and Frazier Mountain would score two runs and we would go to the top of the third tied at 3.
The Broncos and Ravens would both be held scoreless in the third. Then, in the fourth, the Broncos would wake up the bats. With one out, Matthew Rosga would get on base on an error. Di Angelo would get a base hit. Yates stepped into the batters box and with a 2-1 count would get a triple and bring home Di Angelo. Kubiak would follow that up with double to center scoring Yates. The Broncos weren’t finished as Maloney would hit a double to left and Kubiak came around to score. Parra was next at the plate and hit a triple that allowed Maloney to visit home plate. Hunter Beal followed Parra with a single and bring Parra around. When the top of the fourth inning was finished the Broncos would score six runs and take the lead 9-3.
The Ravens would be retired, in order, in the bottom of the fourth. And, the Broncos would continue where they left off going to the fifth inning adding five more runs. The Ravens were unable to score anymore runs and Broncos would win on the ten run rule.
On the mound for the Broncos was Yates, who would go the distance to get the win. In doing so, Yates would strike out 8 batters, walk 2 and allow 5 hits.
The Broncos now wait to see who they will face in the first round of the playoffs. Preliminary Play-off rankings have the Broncos ranked #1 in the Central Section Division 6.
It took a few innings for the Bishop boys to realize they needed to bring it. A slow start turned into a 5 inning win VS the Desert Scorpions on Thursday afternoon at Bishop High.
The first two innings were a continuation of the Rosamond game where the Broncos were embarrassed on their own field.
In the middle of the 3rd inning, Coach Omohondro pulled the team to the side and let them know exactly how he felt. It was memorable for me as I get the luxury of hanging out in the dugout during the games.
The Broncos decided to wake up after that pep talk and dropped 4 runs on the Scorpions in the bottom of the 3rd inning.
That coach “O” love carried over in the 4th inning with the Bronco bats finally living up to their potential, pounded out 10 runs against the Desert Scorpions.
Bronco Jr Jalen Watterson got the start on Thursday and pitched 4 innings giving up just 5 hits against the Scorpions. Jalen helped his own cause with his bat hitting a RBI double and a Home Run over the right field fence in that 10 run 4th inning.
Up next for the Bishop Varsity team in the Cal City Ravens coming to town next Tuesday for Senior Day at Bishop High School.
Cal City is a tough match up and this should be a great game for you all to get the “Bronco Flu” and come out and support the final regular season home game for our Bishop seniors.
The BUHS Volleyball and Baseball programs had their 7th annual Wine Tasting event last week and it was a smashing success, raising over $6000! Over 120 people attended, consisting of a great blend of repeat attendees and new faces alike!
The funds raised to benefit both programs would not be possible without the support and generosity of so many of our community members. Special thanks to the following business and individuals who donated prizes to our live auctions:
BUHS Welding and Auto shops
Joni Riggs of RugznJones
Body and soul
A&L Auto Shop
Mule Days-Tri County Fairgrounds
Mahogany Smoked Meat
Eastern Sierra Wholesales
And Most importantly, thank you so much to the student-athletes and their families for all of their volunteer time and work to continued success for our high school programs! Go Broncos!