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Lone Pine SB Walk Off Win

Lone Pine Softball Walks Off vs. Desert Christian

Lone Pine softball entered the bottom of the 7th Thursday down 11-9, but pulled off a two-out rally winning 12-11.  With the first two eagles retired in the 7th, Lone Pine’s Juliann Jones singled to keep the inning alive.  Kayla Noland followed with a sharp single putting two runners on.  Jessianne Joiner kept the rally alive with a RBI double, pulling the golden eagles within a run.  Lacie Jones doubled in the tying and go-ahead runs securing the Lone Pine win.

Desert Christian  11
Lone Pine   12

Julieann Jones 3/5 with a double.
Kayla Noland 4/4 with a double.
Jessianne Joiner 2/3 with a double and 1 rbi.
Lacie Jones 4/5 with 2 doubles and 2 rbi.
Emma Howe 1/3 with a double.
Taylor Corona 2/4 with a double and a triple.
Shandy Ratchford 1/3.
Coach Liz Jones notes that Lone Pine pounded out 17 hits total.

Pitching- Lacie Jones pitched for  9 k’s, 11 hits, and 2 walks.

Desert Christian  9
Lone Pine  0

Coach Mike Button, ” Errors still plaguing our defense.  Ryan Capello pitched 5 innings.  Allowing 4 runs and Garrett Sullivan pitched last three innings giving up 5 runs.  I believe we have a great team once we get over these silly errors we will be right in every game.  We are beating ourselves.”

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Big Pine buzzes Hornets

Big Pine Baseball takes 2 from Beatty

Big Pine High school baseball dominated a doubleheader Wednesday picking up wins over the visiting Beatty hornets.  Big Pine baseball coach Jose Rico indicates the Warriors won 12-2 and 11-1.
Game 1 stats
Beatty  2
Big Pine  12
Jacob Bacoch had a strong game going 4 for 4, with two doubles and 4 RBI.  Dominic Santiago starting pitcher four good  innings with 4 Ks allowing 2 runs. Cesar Rico 2 for 4 with 3 RBI.  Ray Clark 2 for 3, two doubles and two RBI.
Game 2 Stats
Beatty  1
Big Pine 11
Starting pitcher Jacob Bacoch threw a strong game, pitching 5 innings with 12 K’s allowing one run.  Helping his own cause, Bacoch drove in three runs.  Strong game at the plate by Dominic Santiago, going 4 for 4 with 3 doubles,  3 runs scored an 2 RBI.   Juan Meza 2 RBI. Mo Davis 3 for 4 with 1 RBI.  Devon William 2 for 3 with 2 RBI.
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Broncos Dominate HDL Golf

Bishop Union High School Golf wins again

The field enjoyed great conditions at Bishop County Club Wednesday as Bishop won another High Desert League golf meet.  Bishop Union fired a 419 team score, more than 100 strokes better than second place California City.  Senior Sean Mitton fired an even par 71.  Mitton finished first overall, followed by teammates Nick Orrill (79) and Brian Jones (83).  The Broncos now have a break in action for Easter break returning to high desert league play on April 15th at California City.

Team Scores
Bishop 419
Cal City 523
Mammoth 553
Kern Valley 572
Rosamond 629

Bronco Scores
Sean Mitton 71  (1st)
Nick Orrill 79   (2nd)
Brian Jones 83  (3rd)
Charlie Boling 89
Gabi Cortez    97
Chet Shultz    100

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Raise a Glass for Bronco Volleyball

Bronco Volleyball fundraiser set

Friday, April 17, 2015 6-8 pm
Bishop Country Club

Only $25.00 per ticket for an amazing assortment of WINES, exciting NEW SPIRTS, and brand new Coors BEER acquisitions. Light hors d’oeuvres and homemade desserts will be served. RAFFLE PRIZES – ONE OF A KIND ITEMS!

To purchase TICKETS please contact:
Linda Frigerio (BUHS) @ 760-937-3741
Gian Frigerio (SWS) @ 760-937-6699
Chris Cortez @ 760-920-2313

*Proceeds to support Lady Bronco Volleyball Program

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Broncos Steal 2 Games in Frazier

Bishop Softball and Baseball need late rallies to win

A windy and cold day in Frazier Mt Tuesday was nothing new,  the come from behind victories however, were.  Both varsity baseball and softball had to rally late to pull off come from behind wins Tuesday.  Cold temperatures and vicious winds plagued a sun soaked day.

The Bishop Union High School baseball team scratched out a run in the 7th to tie the game at 2 forcing an extra inning where the bronco bats came alive striking for 7 runs.  Aaron Chinzi pitched a complete game striking out 15 falcons.  Chinzi allowed just 5 hits and  2 runs, only one run was earned.  The Junior had fantastic control allowing no walks, and did not have a three ball count on a falcon until the 8th inning.  Chinzi and catcher Colton Riesen kept the falcons off balance all day.  Riesen also helped his pitcher by throwing out two would be base stealers.

Aaron Chinzi. Gary Young Photo

Offensively the broncos were led by freshman Brodie Maloney.  The first baseman doubled in Bishop’s first run in the 3rd inning and drove in the run in the 7th that kept the Broncos alive.  Maloney also singled in an insurance run in the 7-run 8th.  Sophomore call up Patrick Mitton reached base twice scoring both broncos runs in regulation.  Alex Sipes and Justin Hollowell were a big part of the 8th inning collecting RBI doubles but the big blast in the 8th was a bases loaded triple for Colton Riesen.

While Chinzi won the game on the hill for the Broncos, Kevin Holcomb was the hard luck loser from Frazier Mt.  Holcomb and Chinzi locked into a great dual, but Holcomb was pulled after the 7th and the Broncos lit up the falcon bullpen for 7 runs on 5 hits.

The Broncos will now prepare for a trip to rival Kern Valley.  The forecast is calling for high temperatures in the upper 80s Friday, which will be a nice change from Tuesdays frigid conditions.

Softball Recap

Varsity Softball
Bishop Union  7
Frazier Mt   4

Bishop Union took a 3-0 lead, fell behind 4-3 heading in the 7th but pulled together to pick up a road win Tuesday.  Samantha Riesen pitched a complete game.   After her team grabbed the lead in the top of the 7th, Riesen shut down the falcons in the bottom of the 7th in order.   Riesen struck out 14 and allowed just one walk.

Offensive Stats
Samantha Riesen, 1-4, single, walk, and scored.
Bailee Pipper, 2-4,  single, double, and RBI.
Korina Toledo,  2-4, single , Triple, and 2 Runs.
Sabrina Barlow,  3-4, 3 singles, 2 RBI,  Run.
Aurora Toledo,  1-4,  single, RBI.
Cienna Martinez, 1-4, single, 2 RBI.
Peyton Tetrick, 1-4,  single.
Shelby Logan, 1-4,  single.

JV Softball
Bishop Union  16
Frazier Mt  0

Offensive stats
Ashley Worley 3 for 3 with a double and 2 singles.
Faith Manriquez, Run.
Destiny Frank, 1 for 1 2 Runs.
Vicky Begay, 2  for 4, Dbl, single, 2 runs.
Yeehobie Jackson,  1 for 1, 2 runs.
Morgan Cunha scored 2 runs.
Gracie Soto,  2 for 3, Dbl, single, 2 runs

Morgan Cunha did the pitching striking out  6 and walking 1.

cover photo by Gary Young.  Manager Chris Walston with Brodie Maloney.

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All CIF honors for Greene

Lone Pine’s Brad Greene is All CIF

The CIF southern section announced their All CIF boys basketball teams and Lone Pine Junior Center Brad Greene made the first team.  Greene in one for just 10 players in Division 5A to earn first team honors.  This past season the Junior center helped lead Lone Pine to an undefeated Desert Mountain League championship.   Greene, along with fellow classmates Ryan Cappello and Garrett Sullivan all return for the 2015-2016 season.

Lone Pine's Brad Greene leaps for Daniel Olsen's shot. Photo by Gary Young
Lone Pine’s Brad Greene leaps for Daniel Olsen’s shot. Photo by Gary Young

photos by Gary Young.

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Lone Pine tops Immanuel

Lone Pine Softball/Baseball win at Immanuel

Varsity Girls Softball
Lone Pine    11
Immanuel Christian 1
Tied 1-1 until the 4th inning, when Lone Pine broke loose.
Taylor Corona 2/4 with a homerun.
Juliann Jones 1/4, 1 stolen base.
Katelyn Button 2/4 with a double.
Jessianne Joiner 4/4, 2rbi, 1s.b.
Lacie Jones 2/4, homerun,  2 s. b.
Emma Howe 2/4,  2 doubles.
Cassandra Carlson 1/4 , 2 s. b.
Lone Pine Defense played error free.
Lacie Jones pitched 5 innings ….6 k’s….2 walks, 5 hits.
Juliann Jones finished up last inning with 3 up, 3 down from defense.
Submitted by Coach Liz Jones.
Varsity Baseball
Lone Pine  14
Immanuel Chr. 5
WP, Prestin Huerta, 2IP, 0 runs 2ks.
Ryan Cappello, 3 for 5, dbl and HR.
Prestin Huerta, 5 for 5 with 2 dbls.
Tanner Whisler, 2 for 3 with a dbl.
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Broncos Sweep Ravens

BUHS baseball and softball Clip Cal City

The three Bishop Union High School teams in action Friday made quick work of the visiting California City Ravens.  The Bronco varsity boys won 13-1, varsity girls won 17-7, and the JV girls won 18-1.  This week will include two road tests, with a trip on Tuesday to Frazier Mt and Friday to rival Kern Valley.  All Bronco varsity boys games are broadcast live on AM 1230 KBOV and streamed live here on via the listen live link.

Cal City  1
BUHS   13

WP, Justin Hollowell, 5 IP, 10 K.
Brodie Maloney, 1 for 1, TRI, RBI.
Alex Sipes, 1 for 2, 2RBI.
Justin Hollowell, 1 for 2, HR, 5 RBI.
Peyton Wagoner, 1 for 2, RBI.
Clyde McCoy, 1 for 3.

Cal City  7

WP Korina Toledo, 4IP, 6K.
Sabrina Barlow, 3-4.
Bailee Piper,  2-3, RBI.
Jordan Frankson, 1-1, RBI.
Rubee Manuelito,  2-4.
Korina Toledo,  2-4, RBI.
Aurora Toledo,  2-4.
Katrina Biehl, 2-4,  triple, RBI.
Shelby Logan, 1-4, triple, RBI.
Samantha Riesen,  1-5,  4 walks, HR  ending the game in the 6 inning.

Cal City 1
BUHS  18

WP  Morgan Cunha, 5IP, 3K.
Kassidie Duckey, 3 for 4, triple.
Destiny Frank, 3 for 4, 3 runs.
Gracie Soto,  2 for 2, double.
Jasymne Romero, Run.
Wendy Reynolds, 1 for 1, run.
Ashley Worle, 2 for 3,  4 runs.
Vicky Begay,  2 for 4.
Yeehobie Jackson,  2 for 2, 2 runs.
Julie Cepeda, Run.
Morgan Cunha, 2 for 4, Run.
Faith Manriquez, 1 for 2, Run.

California City does not have a JV boys team, the Bishop JV traveled to Mammoth dropping a 3-2 decision to the Huskies.

Cover Photo, Justin Hollowell.  Photo by Gary Young.

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Samantha Riesen, flanked by her parents Chris and Paula, signs a national letter of intent to play softball at the College of Southern Idaho.

Riesen heading to College of Southern Idaho

Bronco signs with CSI

Samantha Riesen, an Independence resident and a senior at Bishop Union High School, recently singed a national letter of intent to play softball at the College of Southern Idaho on a full athletic scholarship.
CSI, located in Twin Falls, is a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association Division I. The Golden Eagles softball team is ranked 7th in the country in the latest NJCAA poll.
Riesen has been playing softball/baseball since age 4. For the past five years she’s played year-round with the Lancaster-based Stealth-Adams Travel Softball Organization. She plays the outfield and second base in addition to pitching for the Stealth, but will focus on pitching at CSI.
She plans to major in exercise science at CSI with a possible minor in psychology, with the intention of becoming a collegiate softball coach. She hopes to play for two seasons at CSI and then continue her career at an NCAA Division I or Division II school.


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BUHS Golf wins another HDL meet

Bronco Golfers continue HDL dominance

Bishop Union High school golfers stay unbeaten in High Desert League play with a strong performance at Rosamond.  1st year head coach Ken Dutton’s team shot a 412 Wednesday at Rosamond’s home course, Rancho Sierra Golf Course.  Golfers play the 9-hole course twice to complete their round.

Senior Sean Mitton shot a 5 over par 75.   Freshman Nick Orrill fired a 79 and Sophomore Gabby Cortez finished third with a 85.

The Bronco JV also played a 9-hole match Wednesday with Chase Cortez (46), Garrett Tremayne (50) and Ros Cardenas (51) turning in the lowest rounds.

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