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Lone Pine Baseball falls to Santa Paula

Lone Pine High School Baseball drops 2nd round CIF Game

by Arnie Palu
May 25, 2016

The highly decorated Lone Pine senior class wrapped up their high school careers Tuesday with a 3-0 loss to Santa Paula in the CIF Southern Section division 6 baseball championships.  Lone Pine senior right pitcher Ryan Cappello went the distance on the hill limiting the Cardinals to 3 runs, but the Golden Eagle bats were silenced.  Coach Mike Button says the Lone Pine nine had a case of the at-em’s, noting the Golden Eagles put the ball in play, they just simply found it hard to locate gaps in the Santa Paula defense.

Coach Button thanked his assistant coaches Joe Cappello and Lamont Dawson and score keepers Krista Sullivan and Alicia Brice.  Coach also wants to thank team Mom Malissa Cappello for her efforts along with all the parents and fans for their support.

Lone Pine finishes the season runners up in the Desert Mountain League with a DML record of 10-4.  Desert Mountain League Champion Desert Christian (Lancaster) advanced in the Division 6 tournament.  The Knights will now battle Crean Lutheran in the round of 8.

Santa Paula is now the lone public school remaining in the Division 6 bracket.  Santa Paula has a total enrollment of approximately 1,600 students.  Lone Pine currently has 93 students enrolled.

cover photo by Lorenzo Parra.  Photo of Senior Ryan Cappello

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Cappello fans 19

Ryan Cappello strikes out 19 Huskies

by Arnie Palu
May 11, 2016

Lone Pine’s Ryan Cappello likes to pitch.  Asked this past Saturday on the sports round up if he prefers to start or serve as a reliever,  Cappello gave the perfect answer, “I just like to pitch, as long as I get on the mound I’m happy”.  On Tuesday afternoon Mammoth’s Whitmore field was Cappello’s Happy Place.  The senior right-hander struck out 19 Mammoth Huskies.   19 of the games 21 outs via strikeout, very impressive.  Ryan allowed just two walks and two hits pitching Lone Pine to a 8-1 victory.   The University of Nevada Reno bound senior wraps up his regular season today (Wednesday, May 11) hosting Silver Valley.

Offensive Statistics
Brice Bryce, 2 for 4,  double,single, 3 RBI.
Garrett Sullivan, 2 for 3.
Doug Moore, 2 for 4, 2 singles.
Kyler Francone,  2 for 3, single, double, RBI.

Lone Pine Softball
Lone Pine 21
Mammoth 3

Lacie Jones pitched 3 innings with 8 strikeouts,1 walk, 1 hit.
Juliann Jones pitched 2 innings for 5 ks no walks and 1 hit.

Offensive Statistics.
Juliann Jones 2/4 triple and home run, 5 RBI.
Lacie Jones 1/4 double , 2 RBI.
Katelyn Button 2/4 , 3 RBI.
Ronni Siddall 2/2 , 1 RBI.
Taylor Corona 2/5 , 2 RBI.
Celia Ray 3/4 , 2 RBI.
Mariah Button 1/3, 1 RBI.
Shelby Chavez 1/3, 2 RBI.

Coaches Comments “Silver Valley home game today with our senior tribute.  Thank you LADWP for your generous support of Lone Pine High School Softball.”  Coach Liz Jones

cover photo by Lorenzo Parra.

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Parra and Piper play long-ball

Bishop Union travels to Frazier Mt

by Arnie Palu
May 11, 2016

Bishop Union High School baseball and softball hit the road Tuesday starting the final week of High Desert League play.  The Bronco baseball team won a slug-fest 20-8 while the varsity softball team fell 11-9.  Bishop Union will now wrap up the regular season with a Thursday trip to rival Kern Valley.

Varsity Baseball
Bishop Union 20
Frazier Mt  8

The Bishop bats came alive at Fraizer mt pounding out 18 hits.  Sophomore Lorenzo Parra provided the biggest blast launching a 3-run homerun in the 7-run third inning.  Freshman Michael Kubiak had a special day reaching base six times and scoring 5 runs.  Kubiak set the tone for the big offensive day with a lead off triple.  Bishop Union improves to 4-3 in High Desert league play and can tie Kern Valley for runner up with a road win Thursday.  Rosamond has secured the HDL title at 7-0.  The varsity game will be broadcast live on AM 1230 KBOV and streamed live here at through the listen live link.

Justin Yates, 4 innings pitched, 8 runs, 9 hits, 5 strikeouts.
Cal Omohundro, 1 inning pitched, 0 runs, 1 hit, 2 strikeouts.
Zack DeLeo, 1 inning pitched, 0 runs, 1 hit, 3 strikeouts.

Michael Kubiak, 2 for 3, double, triple, 3 walks, 3 RBI, 5 runs.
Brodie Maloney, 3 for 5, single, 2 doubles, walk, 4 RBI, 2 runs.
Zack DeLeo, 3 for 5, 2 singles, double, walk, 2 RBI, 3 runs.
Lorenzo Parra, 2 for 4, single, homerun, hit by pitch, 3 RBI, 2 runs.
Cal Omohundro, 3 for 3, 3 singles, 2 RBI, 2 walks, 2 runs.
Joe Mayhugh, 3 for 4, 3 singles, walk, 2 RBI, 2 runs.
Chance Womack, Sacrifice bunt, walk, run.
Peyton Wagoner, 1 for 2, single, walk, 2 runs.
Justin Yates, walk, run, RBI.
Aaron Chinzi, 1 for 3, sacrifice fly, double, 2 RBI.

Varsity Softball
Bishop Union 9
Frazier Mt  11

Little Eva Lent, 4 and 1/3 innings pitched, 9 runs, 5hits, 5 K’s, 5 BB’s. Peyton Tetrick, 1 and 2/3 innings pitched, 2 runs, 1 hit, 0 K’s, 0 BB’s.

Offensive Statistics
Bailee Piper, 1 for 4, homerun with 3 RBI.
Destiny Frank, 2 for 3.
Topah Scherer, 2 for 3.
Ashley Worley, 1 for 3 with 1 RBI.
Sabrina Barlow, 1 for 3 with 2 RBI.
Peyton Tetrick, 1 for 3.
Hannah Waasdorp, 1 for 4.

Bailee Piper. photo by Lorenzo Parra

Coaches Comments,  “The game was very back and forth. We came from behind, broke the tie, lost the lead, got it back, and lost the lead. The girls never gave up we just needed more innings to string hits together. We are now 5-2 in league with one game to go on Thursday at Kern Valley. ”  Stacy Van Nest

JV Softball
Bishop Union 21
Frazier Mt  6

Selia Amisone, winning pitcher

Offensive statistics
Gracie Soto, Corie Campbell, Jenna Andersen, Selia Amisone and Cassidy Moffett had multi-hit games.

The Bronco JV boys can win the High Desert League title outright with a win over Kern Valley Thursday.

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Cover Photo, Lorenzo Parra hit by pitch vs California City.  Photo by Lorenzo Parra Sr.

Bishop Union Sweeps Cal City

Bishop Union Baseball and Softball take 3 from Cal City

by Arnie Palu
May 9, 2016

Bishop Union High school baseball and softball celebrated their seniors Friday with big wins over California City.  The Varsity Baseball and Softball teams honored their senior classes who were playing their final regular season home games.  Baseball won in comeback fashion 10-2, while softball dominated 13-2.  JV softball completed the sweep picking up a 18-4 win.  JV baseball had a bye and will travel to Trona today (Monday, May 9th).  The Broncos will wrap up the regular season on the road this week with trips to Frazier Mt Tuesday and rival Kern Valley Thursday.   The Varsity boys games will be broadcast live on AM 1230 KBOV and streamed live here at through the listen live link.

Varsity Baseball
California City 2
Bishop Union  10

Down 2-0 after the first inning, the Broncos scored a lone run in the 2nd, took the lead with a 4-run 3rd inning and pulled away with a 5-run 6th inning.  Senior starting pitcher Aaron Chinzi lasted only 1 and 2/3rds before leaving with a shoulder injury.  Freshman Cal Omohundro took over holding the Ravens scoreless.  The victory moves Bishop Union to 3-3 in High Desert League play.

Aaron Chinzi, 1 and  2/3 inning pitched.  2 runs, 2 hits, 4 hit by pitch, 3 strikeouts.
Cal Omohundro, 5 and 1/3 innings pitched, 0 runs, 2 hits, 0 walks, 8 strikeouts

Offensive Statistics.
Michael Kubiak, 1 for 4, double, 2 runs.
Brodie Maloney, 1 for 4, double, 3 RBI.
Lorenzo Parra, 2 for 3, single, triple, RBI, Hit by pitch, stolen base, Run.
Zack DeLeo, 1 for 3, single, walk, RBI, run.
Ryan Graves, 2 for 4, double, triple, RBI, run.
Joe Mayhugh, 2 for 2, 2 singles, walk, RBI, 2 runs.
Payton Wagoner, Hit by pitch, run.
Chance Womack, 1 for 3, single, RBI, Run.
Cal Omohundro, walk, run.

Varsity Softball
California City 2
Bishop Union 13

Little Eva Lent pitched 5 innings, 4 hits, 12 K’s, 4 BB.

Coach Vannest: We would like to recognize the following seniors that played their last home game:
Bailee Piper 3 for 3 with a double
Katrina Biehl 2 for 3 with a double and 2 RBI
Jordan Boxley 2 for 3
Sabrina Barlow 1 for 3 with a double and 2 RBI
Also Jordan Frankson who is out with a hurt arm.

And the following underclass men helped too:
Destiny Frank 2 for 2 with 2 RBI
Little Eva Lent 2 for 3 with a homerun and 2 RBI
Peyton Tetrick 2 for 3
Vicky Begay 1 for 3

Coaches Comments, “The girls did A fantastic job of adjusting offensively compared to our first time facing Cal City. We are now 5-1 in league and next up is a hard week on the road with Frazier Tuesday and Kern Valley Thursday. ”  Coach Stacy Vannest

JV Softball
California City 4
Bishop Union  18

Offensive statistics
Corie Campbell 2 for 4.
Alondra Ojeda 3 for 4.
Selia Amisone 3 for 3.
Drew Dondero 4 for 4.
Jenna Andersen 1 for 2.
Faith Manriquez 1 for 1.
Julie Cepeda 1 for 2.
Cassidy Moffett scored a run
Montana McIntosh scored a run.

The Bishop Union JV Girls improve to 5-1 in High Desert League play.

Cover Photo, Bishop Union High School Senior Aaron Chinzi.  Photo by Gary Young.

Volleyball Camp

Bishop Union hosting Volleyball Camp

May 3, 2016
Submitted by Linda Frigerio

ALL SKILLS VOLLEYBALL CAMP:  All girls in the Owens Valley interested in learning volleyball skills or current volleyball players, the 5th annual  All Skills Volleyball Camp hosted by Club Texas Volleyball and Bishop Bronco volleyball is next week Monday through Friday, 5/9-5/13.
Beginner camp, recommended for grades 4-8 will be held from 3:30-5:30 pm  and Advanced Camp, recommended for grades 9-12 will be held from 5:30-8:00pm and all sessions will be at the BUHS West Gym.
You can come to every camp day or just a few, whenever you are available.  Please pick up the form to be completed from Coach Frigerio at BUHS or call (760) 937-3741 for more information. Sign up soon before the camp fills up!  Hope to see you there!
cover photo by Gary Young

Bishop Union Splits with Rosamond

Bishop Union Softball wins, Baseball falls to Rosamond

May 2, 2016
By Arnie Palu

The Bronco softball teams dominated Rosamond Friday while the baseball teams fell hard.  Bishop Union will wrap up their home High Desert League schedule this Friday hosting California City.

Varsity Baseball
Rosamond 13
Bishop Union 5

Bishop Union varsity baseball found themselves down 13-1 Friday afternoon.  Bishop was staring down a second consecutive 10-run mercy rule home loss.  The Broncos scratched out 3-runs in the bottom of the fifth inning avoiding a mercy rule loss.  Rosamond starting pitcher Jose DeLaRosa put together another strong effort picking up the win.  DeLaRosa worked 6 and 2/3rds innings striking out 13 broncos.  Bishop Union slides to 2-3 in HDL play with three games to go.  Rosamond is now 5-0 with Kern Valley at 3-1.

Offensive Statistics
Patrick Mitton, 1 for 3, single, walk, run.
Brodie Maloney, 3 for 4, Home run, 2 singles, 2 RBI, 2 Runs.
Michael Kubiak, 1 for 3, single, 2 RBI, walk.
Zack DeLeo, 1 for 4, single.
Ryan Graves, reached on error, hit by pitch, stolen base.
Cal Omohundro, walk.
Lorenzo Parra, walk.
Aaron Chinzi, walk, Run.
Joe Mayhugh, walk, Run.

JV Baseball
Rosamond 13
Bishop Union 1

Offensive Statistics
Lukas DiAngelo, 1 for 2, Double, RBI, Walk
Justin Yates, 1 for 2, Single, Stolen Base.
Cade Pascale, 1 for 2, Single, Stolen Base.
Christian Landaverde, 1 for 2, Single.
Odie DeMoss, 1 for 1, Single.
Mark Mayhugh, 1 for 1, Single, Run, hit by pitch.

Bishop Union JV will travel to Mammoth Tuesday (May 3rd) for a 4pm first pitch with the Huskies.

Varsity Softball
Rosamond 6
Bishop Union 12

Little Eva Lent pitched 7 innings, 9 hits, 6 K’s, 2 BB.

Offensive Statistics
Little Eva Lent 3 for 4
Peyton Tetrick 3 for 5 with 1 RBI
Sabrina Barlow 2 for 4 with a double and triple and 1 RBI
Katrina Biehl 2 for 4
Destiny Frank 2 for 4
Ashley Worley 1 for 4 with 2 RB
Bailee Piper 1 for 3 with triple and 2 RBI
Hannah Waasdorp 1 for 3 with 2 RBI

Coaches Comments, “The coaching staff was very pleased with the offense and coming back strong after a league loss. Our goals are to finish the second half of league stronger than the first. We are now 4-1 in league play and next up is Cal City at home on the 6th.”  Coach Stacy Van Nest

JV softball
Rosamond 7
Bishop Union 23

Offensive Statistics
Selia Amisone, 2 for 3 with a home run.
Drew Dondero, 1 for 3.
Faith Manriquez, 2 for 2.
Gracie Soto,  1 for 1 with 2 RBI
Jeanine Lomaintewa 1 for 1.

winning pitcher, Selia Amisone, 6 strikeouts.

cover photo, Brodie Maloney heading home on his 7th inning home run.  Photo by Jim Tyler

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Lone Pine Volleyball Spring Training and Fundraiser

Lone Pine Volleyball

May 2, 2016

LPHS Volleyball

Lone Pine High School 2016 Volleyball Spring Training will be held beginning May 23rd – May 27th and continue May 31st – June 3rd. Practice times will be from 3:30 to 5:00 each day. If you have not played volleyball and would like to; this is a great opportunity to get acquainted with the program. Additionally, if you have not participated in a sport this school year, you will need to have a sports physical exam completed. Coach Mel Joseph looks forward to seeing all new and returning players! For more information please contact Coach Joseph at 760-382-0406.

Lone Pine Volleyball Annual Spring Indian Taco Sale is set for Saturday, June 4, 2016. 11:00AM to 4:00PM at the Lone Pine VFW located at 481 South Main Street. You can pre-order your Indian Taco ($7.00 each) with any volleyball player (beginning May 23rd) or you can contact Coach Mel Joseph at 760-382-0406 to place an order. DELIVERY WILL BE AVAILABLE.

Bushling, Broncs Blast Bishop

Kern Valley Varsity teams top Bishop Union

April 27, 2016
by Arnie Palu

Rival Kern Valley got the best of the Bishop Broncos Tuesday.  Kern Valley’s varsity baseball and softball teams topped Bishop via the 10-run mercy rule.  Bishop exacted a measure of revenge by winning both JV games.  Bishop Union will continue their home stand Friday hosting Rosamond.  The varsity boys game will be live on AM 1230 KBOV and streamed live here on the listen live link.

Varsity Baseball
Kern Valley 15
Bishop Union 3  (5 innings)

Kern Valley’s Zack Bushling hit a 1st inning breaking ball into the trees outside right field,the rest of his day would be a walk in the park.  Bushling’s 2-run home run started a 3-run first inning and set the stage for a KV win.  After allowing Bushling to rattle the tree limbs in the opening inning the Broncos walked him three times, twice walking Zack intentionally…with the bases loaded.  In a move of ultimate respect, or perhaps fear of property damage, the Broncos choose to walk in a run rather then allow the Kern Valley junior a chance to knock in multiple runs.   Following their 3-run first inning KV scored a single run in the 2nd, three more in the 3rd and blew the game open with a 8-run 4th inning effort.

Justin Yates, 4 innings pitched, 15 runs, 8 hits, 4 walks, 2 strikeouts.
Zack Deleo, 1 inning pitched, 0 runs, 0 hits, 1 strikeout.

Patrick Mitton, 1 for 2, single, hit by pitch, run.
Brodie Maloney, 1 for 3, double, RBI, run.
Michael Kubiak, 2 for 3, 2 singles, RBI, 2 run.
Zack Deleo, 1 for 3, single.
Ryan Graves, 1 for 3, single.
Cal Omohundro, 2 for 3, 2 singles, RBI.
Lorenzo Parra, 1 for 2, single.
Peyton Wagoner, hit by pitch.
Aaron Chinzi, walk.

HDL Varsity Baseball Standings
Rosamond 4-0
Kern Valley 3-1
Bishop Union 2-2
California City 1-3
Frazier Mt.  0-4

Varsity Softball
Kern Valley 15
Bishop Union 0 (5 innings)

The Bronco Varsity Girls played with just 9 Tuesday.  Coach Stacy Van Nest indicates the Broncos played well early, but the hard-hitting Broncs pulled away late.

Little Eva Lent, 5 innings pitched, 10 hits, 2 walks, 5 strikeouts.
Peyton Tetrick 1 for 2.

Coaches Comments, “We played with 9 again and had three innings of great ball. We were simply out hit today but I know we can adjust and come back stronger the next time we play.  We are now 8-9 overall and 3-1 in league play. Next up Rosamond at home on Friday.”  Stacy Van Nest

JV Softball
Kern Valley 16
Bishop Union 17

Coach Patty Cummings reports that the Bronco JV jumped on top 16-9 and held off a tough KV team 17-16.  Bishop held KV with the potential game tying run on 3rd base.

Winning Pitcher
Selia Amisone
Offensive Statistics
Julie Cepeda,  3 for 3, 2 runs.
Alondra Ojeda,  1 for 2, 2 runs.
Corie Campbell, 1 for 3, 3 runs.
Selia Amisone, 1 for 2, 2 runs.
Drew Dondero, 2 for 3, double, run.
Gracie Soto,  2 runs.
Jasmine Romero, run.
Jenna Andersen, 1 for 1.

Coaches Comments,”It was such a great team effort again by these girls.  Everyone added something to get the win, I’m  so proud of them for their great attitudes and sportsmanship.  The standouts offensively for the day were Julie cepeda going 3 for 3 at the plate and Jenna Andersen driving in the go-ahead run.

JV Baseball
Kern Valley 6
Bishop Union 7

Bishop scored 4 runs in the 5th inning and then the go ahead runs in the 6th.  A Trace Sapp Sacrifice Fly scoring Lukas DiAngelo put the Broncos on top.

Trace Sapp, 3 1/3 innings pitched, 3 runs, 4 strikeouts.
Cade Pascale, 2 and 2/3 innings pitched, 2 runs, 4 strikeouts. (Win)
Hunter Beal, 1 inning pitched. 0 runs. (Save)

Lukas DiAngelo, walk, reached on error, stolen base, 2 runs.
Matt Rosga, 2 walks, 2 runs.
Trace Sapp, 2 for 3, single, double, sacrifice fly, 2 RBI, 3 stolen bases.
Jalen Watterson, 1 for 4, RBI.
Hunter Beall, reached on error, run.
Cade Pascale, reached on error, run.
Christian Landeverde, 2 walks, 2 stolen bases.
Chance Villar, walk.
Odie DeMoss, run scored.

Bronco Catcher Brady Womack had a great game defensively.

Cover Photo, Kern Valley’s Zack Bushling. Photo by Gary Young.

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Bronco Baseball vs. Frazier Mt.

Broncos bounce Frazier 27-9

April 25, 2016

Bishop Union jumped out to a 16-0 lead and cruised to victory Friday.  The Broncos improve to 2-1 in High Desert League play and host rival Kern Valley Tuesday and Rosamond Friday.  Thanks to Gary Young for the great photos.

Shortstop Michael Kubiak.
Coach Omohundro
Patrick Mitton
2nd baseman Aaron Chinzi
Kubiak putting on the tag.
Brodie Maloney
Coach Chris Walston sending Maloney
Kubiak is safe at third
Ryan Graves takes a cut
senior Zack DeLeo heading home
Lorenzo Parra takes one for the team…again
Cal Omohundro
Maloney dives into third with a triple
Maloney feeling his way to third
Lorenzo Parra
Senior Chance Womack
“Coach” Mitton with Brodie Malloney
Patrick Mitton deals to Brodie Maloney
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