Cappello Named All-CIF

Lone Pine Grad Named All-CIF Baseball

June 22, 2016
By Arnie Palu

Recent Lone Pine High School graduate Ryan Cappello has been named to the 2016 All-CIF Southern Section Baseball Team.  Cappello, a standout for the Golden Eagles baseball and basketball teams will be heading to the University of Nevada Reno next year as a member of the Wolf Pack’s baseball team.

Cover Photo by Lorenzo Parra

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Alta One announces year end scholarship winners

Maria Jimenez wins top honors at the Alta One year end scholarship ceremony

June 22, 2016
By Seth Conners

The Alta One Federal Credit Union held its annual scholarship awards ceremony on Tuesday June 14th at the Alta One member service center.  The ceremony was held to honor and award this years Bishop High School scholarship nominees and winners.  Finalists from each season were awarded a $1,000 scholarship with the overall winner receiving an extra $750 dollars.

Maria Jimenez…Basketball/Volleyball…OVERALL WINNER ($1,000 Dollars)
Jamie Schultz…Cross Country/Swim Team/ Volleyball
Martin Tievnan…Football
Katrina Biehl…Tennis
Carson Reid…Cross Country

Sabrina Barlow…Basketball/Softball…FINALIST ($1,000 Dollars)
Marryanne Stone…Snowboard Team
Lawrence Joey Havey…Soccer

Bailee Piper…Softball…FINALIST ($1,000 Dollars)
Elizabeth Bignam…Swim Team
Selena Duenas…Dance/ Track and Field
Brian Jones…Golf
Logan Stephenson…Football/Track and Field
Chance Womack…Baseball

cover photo by Gary Young

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Celebrations set for BUHS Baseball/Softball

BUHS honoring student athletes

June 6, 2016
Seth Conners

Bishop Union High School softball will be having a pot luck end of the year banquet, Tuesday June 7th at 5:30 at Elk’s park.  Please bring a dish to share.

Also Tuesday night,  Bishop’s Elks lodge will be hosting a potluck dinner at 6:30 to acknowledge and award the BUHS baseball teams. Both JV and Varsity will be honored .

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BUHS Football Fundraiser

Bronco Football Concludes Spring  Practice

Bishop Union High School Football will wrap up Spring Practice Friday, June 3rd with an open practice, BBQ, parent meeting and pie auction.

All Bronco Football parents, fans and supporters are welcome to attend.  The “Blue and White” practice will begin at 5pm.  Following the practice you can enjoy a complementary hot dog while meeting the coaching staff.

Summer and fall schedules will be available and you can participate in the Pie Auction Fundraiser.   All proceeds will benefit Bishop Union High School Football.

5pm start at John Schwab Field.

cover photo by Lorenzo Parra.

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Big Pine’s Bob Church Retiring

Event Friday honoring Bob Church

June 1, 2016
by Arnie Palu

After 3 plus decades of services Big Pine’s Bob Church is retiring.  Church has served as a teacher, coach and athletic director for 34 years.  A dessert potluck celebration will be held this Friday, June 3rd at 3:45 in Big Pine High School’s Helen Lund Square.

Fellow Teacher Amanda Marsh is organizing the Friday celebration and is asking folks to bring a dessert to share as they celebrate Church’s legacy.

Any questions can be directed to Amanda Marsh, teacher at Big Pine School (760)938-2222.

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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.