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BUHS basketball Battles Cal City

Bishop Union High School takes 3 of 4 From Cal City

Varsity Boys
Cal City 56
BUHS  53
The Varsity Boys fall to 0-2 in High Desert League play with a 56-53 home loss to California City.  The Broncos were down 28-22 at the half and trailed 43-33 heading into the 4th quarter.  Thomas Montoya got hot in the 4th quarter hitting a trio of three point shots to pull the broncos close, but Cal City held on for the win.  Cal City’s point guard Daville Walker led all scorers with 24.
Individual scoring, Dru Allen 18, Thomas Montoya 11, River Mallory 7, Sean Brown and Ty Tucker 6, Ryan Lent 3, and Jake Traynor 2.

Varsity Girls
Cal City 14
BUHS  63
The Bronco Varsity Girls opened up a 43-10 half time lead and cruised to a 63-14 HDL win.  The victory puts the Broncos on top of the league standings.
Individual Stats, Tamia Shoshone 17 points, 9 rebounds, 5 assists.  Topah Sheerer 16 points, Sabrina Barlow 10 points, Maria Jimenez 9 points, 10 rebounds, 7 steals, 5 assists.  Cienna Martinez and Little Eva Lent 6 points.

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JV Boys
Cal City 42
BUHS  59
The undefeated Bishop Union high school JV boys stay perfect with a strong win over Cal City.  Freshman Trace Sapp and Mike Molina led the way with Sapp pouring in 20 and Molina adding 14.  Anthony Vega added 13 with Moran West chipping in with 6, point guard Tommy Ruelas added 4 and Kanyon Martinez had 2.

JV Girls
Cal City 26
BUHS  32
Kassidie Duckey 10 points, Julie Cepeda 4 points, 4 steals, Gracie Soto 10 points, Michelle Toledo 6 points, 12 steals, Xochitl Martinez 2 points.

The Bishop Varsity Boys and Girls will travel to Frazier Mt Friday.  The girls game will begin at 4:30, with the boys to follow at 6pm.  The varsity boys game will be broadcast live on AM 1230 KBOV and streamed live here at kibskbov.com.

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BUHS Soccer dominates Kern Valley

Bishop High Soccer Teams destroy rival Kern Valley

The Bishop Union High School Girls and Boys soccer teams made quick work of rival Kern Valley Tuesday at Bishop High’s John Schwab field.  The win from the Bishop Girls keeps them unbeaten in High Desert League play while the boys bounce back from a tough loss last week to Frazier Mt.

Girls Soccer team soundly beat Kern Valley 5-2.  Bishop was up 4-1 at the half with each team scoring one more goal in the second half.  The two Kern Valley goals are the first allowed in HDL play by the strong Bishop defense.

The Broncos received goals  from Evelyn Santana (2 goals), Alicia Campos, Kristy Dohnel, Brenda Gonzalez, with assists from Kailynn Boxley and a pair of assists from Sara Voss.   The Coaching staff of Manny Terasas and Kathy Mckinley note that Evelyn Santana had a great game, as Kern Valley tried to man to man mark her in the first half but she used her skills to get past them and score twice. Evelyn now sits at the top of the league for goals and points. Other players that did well in the win include Ritz Garcia, Chloe Almeida and Brittany Santana.

The Varsity boys beat Kern Valley 7-1.  Senior Elijah Alexander scored four goals before resting in the second half.  The coaching staff credited Senior Jose “Pepe” Mendez with two excellent goals. Junior Jordan Lopez also had a solid performance, with a goal as well.

The Broncos travel to Rosamond on Thursday to take on the Roadrunners, before their next home match the following Tuesday, February 3rd, when the Broncos host Cal City at John Schwab field.

Photos by Joe Griego

 

#8 Alicia Campos
#8 Alicia Campos
#10 Brenda Gonzalez
#10 Brenda Gonzalez

 

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Boron Football

CIF Commissioner Reflects on Boron Football

CIF Southern Section Commission Rob Wigod’s message focuses in  on Boron High School Football.  Bishop Union High School faced the Bobcats in the 2010 section championship game, a 30-22 Bronco win.

FROM TRAGEDY TO TRIUMPH
One of the greatest aspects of working for the CIF Southern Section is the opportunity to meet, work with and connect with so many outstanding people throughout the vast expanse of our section.
An example of one of those strong connections I have made over the years is with Boron High School. I first became aware of Boron High School, a school of 150 students that is located in one of our more remote areas of the section, when I began working as an Assistant Commissioner in charge of football for our section 14 years ago. The Boron Bobcats were one of the strongest football programs among
our smaller schools at that time and had made quite a name for themselves through their performance in that sport. However, being a small school, there were many challenges facing them in trying to field an 11-Man Football program and in September, 2002, Boron High School had to drop Varsity Football due to a lack of players that year. It was a very sad time for their school and their community, but they were able to reinstate Varsity Football soon after. Little did anyone know that not having a Varsity Football team were not the saddest days facing Boron High School.
On September 12, 2008, tragedy struck Boron High School and the CIF Southern Section. Sophomore Vinnie Rodriguez suffered a severe head injury during Boron’s football game that night. Vinnie spent the next few days in the hospital fighting for his life, but unfortunately, he passed away four days later. Principal
Paul Kostopoulos, Athletic Director Jim Boghosian, Head Football Coach Todd Fink, the Boron Bobcat Football Team and their entire community were completely devastated by this horrific loss and were faced with the huge task of trying to pick up the pieces and go on. In speaking with the Boron administration throughout that week, it was clearly evident to me that their sense of loss was overwhelming. However, somehow they were able to persevere as the Boron High School Football players voted to play their upcoming game on Friday, September 19 at Kern Valley High School in
Lake Isabella, in memory of their fallen teammate. Once I heard that decision, I had no doubt where I would be that night and what I witnessed during and after that game will stay with me forever.
On that Friday afternoon, the Boron Bobcats boarded their bus and headed for Kern Valley High School. While on the way, Coach Fink’s cell phone rang. On the other end of the line was University of Southern California Head Football Coach Pete Carroll. Coach Carroll called to offer his condolences and his support to Coach Fink and the Boron players on behalf of the entire USC Trojan Football program. What a classy move that was on his part.
Boron got off to a slow start that night and fell behind early. Kern Valley led 21-14 at the end of 3 quarters and extended their lead to 35-21 with 2 minutes left. What happened next was remarkable. Boron scored a touchdown and went for a 2 point conversion, which was successful. Then, the Bobcats got the ball back, scored another touchdown and kicked the extra point to win the game 36-35. In a truly courageous and inspiring performance, there was no way that Boron was going to be denied that night. Once the game was over, both schools met at midfield and released black and gold balloons, Boron’s school colors, into the sky in memory of Vinnie Rodriguez. It was one of the most emotional and stirring scenes I have ever seen as both schools and communities came together to support each other in such a meaningful way. These two schools truly exemplified and defined what high school athletics is all about: courage, perseverance, competition and compassion.
Now, we fast forward to this week when the Boron High School football players and coaches will board a bus once again. This week, that bus will be headed to University of Phoenix Stadium in
Glendale, Arizona, the site of Super Bowl XLIX. Boron’s football team has won a nationwide contest sponsored by the National Football League called Together We Make Football in which they were selected to receive a 5-day, 4-night all expenses paid trip to see the Super Bowl and participate in several activities leading up to the game. My understanding is they are going to have an opportunity
to be on the field before the game starts and wouldn’t it be ironic if they get to see Seattle Seahawks Head Coach Pete Carroll on Super Sunday?
The question asked for this contest was, “Why do we love football?”
Answers were judged on whether your story would stir passion for the game of football along with your explanation of why football was so important to your school and your community. Under the
current leadership of Principal Nat Adams, Athletic Director Rob Kostopoulos and Head Football Coach Tim Seaman, Boron High School articulated their story very well and as you can imagine, Boron’s story moved people from all over the country who sent in their votes to help them win. Another reason why Boron won this contest is because Muroc Joint Unified School District Director
of Instruction and Assessment Paul Kostopolous, now a member of the CIF Southern Section Executive Committee as Desert Area Representative, reached out to our office and his fellow Executive Committee members to help get the word out that people needed to vote for Boron to win. We reached out to the CIF State Office and the other 9 CIF Sections and they got on board as well, galvanizing the State of California in support of the Bobcats.
This is a story that reminds all of us how valuable and important the role of high school athletics is to our schools and our communities. The lessons that are learned through these experiences will
last a lifetime. Sometimes those lessons can be incredibly difficult and painful, but through that adversity, we can overcome and triumph over it. Boron High School has certainly shown us how to do
so. I know you all join me in expressing how proud we are of Boron High School as they represent their school, their community, the CIF Southern Section and the state of California on the biggest football stage in our nation this Sunday.
Go Bobcats!
All the best,

Rob Wigod
Commissioner of Athletics, CIF Southern Section

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Photo by Gary Young Photography.  #30 Deandre Golden vs Bishop Union in the 2010 CIF SS Championship game.  Bishop won 30-22.

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Bishop Wrestling at Lancaster

Bishop Bronco Wrestling

Last Saturday the Bishop Bronco Wrestling team traveled to Lancaster to wrestle in the Antelope Valley Wrestling Tournament. This was the last tournament before the High Desert
League Finals which will be held in Bishop on Wednesday, March 11th. The Bronco team consisted of:
Freshman Nolan Conway at 108 lbs
Sophomore Joseph Mayhugh at 147 lbs
Junior Orlando Ruelas at 172 lbs
Freshman Gabe Shoshone at 222 lbs
Freshman Nolan Conway at 108 lbs received a first round bye, putting him into the semi‐finals in just his 5th match as a Bronco. Nolan came out on fire, scoring 2 takedowns and 3 near falls in
an exciting, high‐scoring match. Nolan came out on top, winning by a score of 19‐15. Nolan lost in the finals, but was happy to have earned a 2nd place medal.
Wrestling at 147 lbs., sophomore Joseph Mayhugh started his first match well, but made a crucial error and was pinned by an opponent from Quartz Hill. Joseph dominated his next two opponents, putting him the match for 3rd place against the same Quartz Hill opponent who had pinned him in his first match. Again, Joseph was the more aggressive wrestler and – with no crucial errors this time – pinned his opponent, earning a 3rd place medal.
Junior Orlando Ruelas at 172 lbs was disappointed in his first match where he was pinned, but the coaches were happy that he took his opponent down 2 times. In his 2nd match, Orlando wrestled an exciting match that was tied several times. Late in the last period, with both wrestlers nearly exhausted, Orlando executed a “nearly perfect” takedown to win the match. This win put him in the match for 3rd place, but he was forced to forfeit as he did not feel well.
Freshman Gabe Shoshone, having only wrestled once before, lost both his matches.
Coach Joseph said, “We really liked how some of the wrestlers performed. We aren’t really that interested in wins, what we really want is for the wrestlers to move well, take shots and score
points. ”
The Broncos next action will be an away dual meet against Kern Valley this coming Thursday (January 29th).  Weight ins begin at 4, wrestling at 5pm.

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BUHS Girls Hoops

Bishop Union High School Girls Basketball on the Sports Show

This past Saturdays Sports round up featuring the Bishop Union High School Girls Varsity basketball team is now available.  Click on the link on the home page to hear Coach Rebecca Andreas, Senior Captain Tamia Shoshone, Junior Sophia Thomas, Junior Rosalind Cardinas, Junior Sabrina Barlow, and Sophomore Little Eva Lent.  The girls start the week 1-0 in High Desert League play and have games this week with California City (home Tuesday, January 27th) and on the road Friday at Frazier Mt.  The girls game with California City will tip off at 6pm, while their game on Friday at Frazier Mt will start at 4:30.  The sports show on kibskbov.com is made available by our friends at Carl’s Jr.

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BUHS Girls clip the Falcons

Bishop Union High School Girls Soccer wins 2-0

The Bronco Girls Varsity Soccer teams stays perfect in High Desert League play with an impressive 2-0 Thursday over Frazier Mt. High School.  The Broncos shut out the Falcons to stay unbeaten in league play and also keep their league shut out streak alive.
Senior Brenda Gonzalez scored both Bishop goals,  one in the first half and one in the second half to put the game away.  Coaches Manny Terasas and Cathy McKinley note that Brenda clearly had an outstanding game.  Fellow Senior Evelyn Santana had an assist on the first goal.  Terasas and McKinley note, “The entire team played incredibly well holding off the one team that often manages to up end us.”
Coach Terasas  wants to give special recognition to Kristy Dohnel, Tami Anderson and Karla Castilla for their great work in the defensive part of the field, indicating that Brenda Gonzalez deserved Player of the Game recignition.  Bishop has had zero goals scored against them in league play.  Bishop is atop the HDL standings.  Next up for the Broncos is a home match with rival Kern Valley on Tuesday, January 27th.  The girls match will begin at 3pm with the boys to follow.

photos by Joe Griego.

#10 Brenda Gonzalez
#10 Brenda Gonzalez

 

Coach Manny Terasas
Coach Manny Terasas
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Cappello reaches 1,000

Lone Pine Junior hits 1,000 point mark

The Lone Pine golden eagles downed Silver Valley Wednesday night 58-43 and Ryan Cappello had 22 points putting him over 1,000 points in his career.   Lone Pine head coach Scott Kemp says Cappello is the first player to hit the historic mark during his Junior season.  The win moves Lone Pine to 7-0 in Desert Mountain League play and 16-2 overall.
It was not only a special night for Cappello, but fellow Junior Brad Greene notched the seasons first triple double with 20 points, 22 rebounds and 12 blocked shots.  The third amigo in Lone Pines “Big Three”, Garrett Sullivan added 11 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists.  Adrian Gonzales chipped in with 3 points and Preston Huerta added 2.
Lone Pine will start the second half of their DML schedule on Tuesday, January 27th with a trip to Mojave.

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Golden Eagles down Desert

Lone Pine Boys top Desert

The Lone Pine Varsity boys stay unbeaten in Desert Mountain league play with an impressive 69-47 win Tuesday night.   Junior Brad Greene scored a game high 24 points with 11 blocks and 5 rebounds.  Ryan Cappello scored 20 points grabbing 7 rebounds and dishing out 5 assists.  Garrett Sullivan chipped in with 14 points, 3 assists, 4 steals and got in on the block party with 5 rejections.  Adrian Gonzalez had 7 points, Eddie Ivey 4 points and Kishan Bhakta pulled down 7 rebounds.  Coach Scott Kemp praised Bhakta’s great defensive play.   The victory moves Lone Pine’s overall record to 15-2 and 6-0 in Desert Mountain League Play.

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Photo by Gary Young Photography.  Ryan Cappello blocks a shot vs. Bishop in the Christmas Classic

GIRLS AT CAL CITY 2

BUHS soccer @ Cal City

Bishop High sweeps California City

The Bishop Union High School Soccer teams dominated California City Tuesday.  Both the Varsity boys and girls made the road trip to the Raven’s home pitch for High Desert League soccer.  The Boys returning home 3-1 winners and the girls dominating 7-0.

According to Varsity Girls coach Manny Terasas the victory over the Ravens was a resounding win for the Bronco Girls.  Bishop dominated with  27 shots on goal, and zero  shots on goal from Cal City.   According to coach Manny, “Tami Anderson had an outstanding game, she played a quality game in defense.”
The scorers for Bishop were Brenda Gonzalez 2 goals, Kailyn Boxley with 2 goals and 1 assist, Evelyn Santana 1 goal, and 1 assist, Jaden Piper 1 goal, Sara Voss 1 goal, Alicia Campos 2 assists and Tami Anderson 1 assist. The Broncos will now be preparing for a very important match up against what could be their biggest competition in HDL this year, Frazier Mountain at home on Thursday.  The team is asking folks to please come out and support the Bronco Soccer players.

In the Varsity boys match, Cal City came out strong, scoring in the first ten minutes grabbing a 1-0 lead.   The Broncos kept their composure, and equalized on a goal from Alexis Barajas just as the first half ended.
After some adjustments by coach Greg Alexander at half, Bishop shut down the Ravens, who never got another shot on goal.  Senior midfielder Joey Griego provided an assist to fellow senior and leading goal scorer Elijah Alexander to put the Broncos ahead for good.  Alexander slotted home a penalty kick in the closing minutes of the game to end it 3 – 1.
In a dramatic turn of events, Rosamond boy’s varsity was found to have  played an ineligible player in their first two matches, against Bishop and Cal City. CIF rules dictate they forfeit these games, which puts Bishop on top of the High Desert league after two games. The Bronco Boys have a home match this Thursday against Frazier Mountain.  Girls varsity play at 3pm and boys varsity at 5pm.

photos by Joe Griego.

Elijah Alexander
Elijah Alexander

 

Alexis Barajas
Alexis Barajas

 

Brenda Gonzalez
Brenda Gonzalez

 

Kailyn Boxley
Kailyn Boxley

 

Tami Anderson
Tami Anderson
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Bronco Basketball @ Rosamond

Bishop Union High School Basketball at Rosamond

The Bishop Bronco basketball teams opened  High Desert League on the road at Rosamond Tuesday, January 20th.  Bishop split the 4 game set with the roadrunners.  The BUHS varsity Girls and JV boys were victorious while the varsity Boys and JV girls fell to Rosamond.

Varsity Boys
BUHS 59
Rosamond 77
Scoring, Thomas Montoya 20, Sean Brown 13, River Mallory 9, Ty Tucker 7, Ryan Lent 4, Dru Allen 4, Jake Traynor 2.

Varsity Girls
BUHS  59
Rosamond 46
Scoring, Maria Jimenez 15, Little Eva Lent 12, Cienna Martinez 11, Topah Scherer 8, Tamia Shoshone 7, Sabrina Barlow 6.

JV Boys
BUHS  61
Rosamond 46
Scoring, Trace Sapp 22, Anthony Vega 15, Mike Molina 9, Moran West 8, Carlson Eldridge 5, Tommy Ruelas 2.

JV Girls
BUHS 14
Rosamond 27
Scoring, Kassidie Duckey 4, Julie Cepeda 4, Gracie Soto 4, Michelle Toledo 2, Rosalind Cardenas 2 rebounds, Faith Manriquez 3 rebounds.

The Broncos will resume HDL play on Tuesday, January 27th hosting California City.  All Bronco Boys varsity games are broadcast live on AM 1230 KBOV and streamed online at kibskbov.com.

Photo:  BUHS JV boys at Rosamond.

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