Bishop Union hosting Volleyball Camp
May 3, 2016
Submitted by Linda Frigerio
May 3, 2016
Submitted by Linda Frigerio
March 28, 2016
Bishop Union High School Volleyball is holding their 5th annual Wine Tasting Fundraiser. Proceeds benefit the Bishop Union High School Volleyball team. The Wine Tasting will be held on Friday, April 8th from 6pm to 8pm at the Tri-County Fairgrounds Tallman Pavilion. For more information or to purchase tickets please call the main office at BUHS 760-873-4275 or coach Linda Frigerio, 760-937-3741.
cover photo by Gary Young
by Arnie Palu
Bishop Union High School Junior Kiara Cox has been selected to play this summer in the Down Under Sports Tournament. Cox, a Junior at Bishop Union High School, will be participating in the international event on the Pacific Conference Volleyball Team. Cox follows a path blazed by her former Bronco teammate Maria Jimenez. Maria made the Down Under team this past summer and encouraged Cox to make the journey this summer.
Cox notes that she is looking for sponsors to make donations toward the cost of competing down under. You can make a contribution online at
To hear Kiara talk about the opportunity to play Down Under listen to her interview from this past Saturday’s sports show. Kiara’s portion of the program begins approximately 9 minutes into the show.
Cover Photo by Gary Young.
submitted by Coach Steve Park
The Broncos volleyball team and families met on Monday, December 7th to celebrate a successful season. While both the varsity and JV teams were young, varsity finished 2nd in league and were extremely competitive in the first round of CIF Playoffs. JV finished with a 5-3 record and showed great potential for future varsity teams.
The following varsity players received High Desert League (HDL) honors.
Of the 7 players selected for first team in the league, an impressive three were Broncos.
First Team All League: Maria Jimenez, Rachel Turner, and Kiara Cox
Second Team All League: Sydney Frigerio
Honorable Mention All League: Carly Todd
Academic All League: Maria Jimenez
Many of the Broncos also won local honors. Keeping with CIF philosophy that high schools train scholar athletes, almost half of the Broncos’ squad received awards for GPA’s of 3.5 or higher. Varsity players receiving this award were Kiara Cox, Sydney Frigerio, Maria Jimenez, Little Eva Lent, Rebeka Riesen, Romina Solorio, Carly Todd, and Rachel Turner. From the JV team, Jenna Andersen, Sofia Baiano, Liza Joya, Samantha Marcinko, and Danica Thornburg earned this award.
Varsity team awards included:
Rachel Turner, MVP offense
Maria Jimenez, MVP defense
Romina Solorio, Coach’s award
Rachel Turner, Golden Horseshoe award
Haley Hersley, Bronco Award
JV team awards included:
Sofia Baiano, MVP offense
Morningstar Lent, MVP defense
Cassidy Moffett and Danica Thornburg, Coach’s award
Liza Joya, Bronco award
Jade Whiteside, Horseshoe award
cover photo by Steve Dutcher
by Arnie Palu
Bishop Union, Mammoth, Lone Pine, and Big Pine volleyball all opened play Tuesday in their respective playoff brackets, only Mammoth survives to play in round two. All three losing teams hit the road Tuesday while Mammoth used their home court advantage advancing to Thursdays second round.
Coach John Morris reports that the Huskies defeated St. Bernard 25-6, 25-9, 25-19 and advance to the 2nd round of the CIF Southern Section 4A tournament on Thursday. Mammoth is awaiting the winner of Katella and Ramona Convent.
Callie Mowat 2 aces, 4 blocks, 13 kills.
Taylor Sanders 8 kills.
Kira Shultz 2 aces, 3 kills.
McKenna Smith 3 aces, 25 assists.
Bishop Union Broncos
The Broncos fell in five games to Taft high school Tuesday. Coach Linda Frigerio’s comments, “Going in ranked #9, we were prepared to battle the #8 ranked Wildcats. Based on playing them in playoffs round 2 last year, we knew we again would be neck and neck and would have to have to play their best to have a chance at victory. After 5 grueling games with scores of 19-25, 25-23,27-29,9-5 Taft came up on top and we wrapped up our season going down swinging. I am incredibly proud of every single girl on this volleyball team for a season that exceeded my expectations. I believed going in to the season that we would be rebuilding because we are so young. With only 2 seniors I anticipated the lack of experience would be a detriment. Instead, they played hard, fought hard and powered through every match, many of which went 5 games, and lost with character and won with dignity every time.”
Lone Pine Golden Eagles
Coach Mel Joseph’s 1st round report:
Lone Pine traveled to Panorama City on Tuesday to take on St. Genevieve in the First Round of the CIF SS 4-A girls volleyball playoffs. The Lady Eagles ended their season falling in three games to the number 9 ranked Valiants 18-25, 13-25, 19-25. “ We played well, this team was definitely beatable, we just make some key errors at crucial times that allowed St. Genevieve to create separation. Having competed in the tough DML against teams like Desert and Mammoth, the girls were well prepared for post season play. Having competed all season long with only seven players, I am proud of what we accomplished, we met every goal that was set from making the Gold Bracket at the Cal City Tournament to qualifying for post season”. Coach Joseph did bring up Jessianne Joiner, Celia Ray, and Juliann Jones from the DML Champion JV squad noting that all three had positive touches on the ball in this post season match. Coach Joseph would like to thank all the fans for their support throughout this season including to 40 plus that made the trip south on Tuesday. Coach Joseph would also like to thank first year assistant and JV Coach Courtnie Hunter for her work this season. LPHS says farewell to six seniors (Niki Martinez, Abby Southey, Lena Cariou, Katelyn Button, Lacie Jones, and Katie Lacey) and wishes them good luck in their endeavors. Coach Joseph looks forward to his 25th season as the Lady Eagles Skipper.
Setter Niki Martinez 16/16 Serving, 1 Ace, 10 Assists, and 10 Digs.
Outside Hitter Abby Southey 15/15 Serving, 1 Ace, 3 Kills, and 9 Digs.
Opposite Hitter Lena Cariou 6/6 Serving, 3 Kills, 1 Assist, and 5 Digs.
Middle Hitter Taylor Corona 2 Blocks.
Outside Hitter Katelyn Button 5/5 Serving, 4 Kills, and 9 Digs.
Libero Lacie Jones 3/4 Serving, and 16 Digs.
Middle Hitter Katie Lacey 4/6 Serving, 1 Ace, 2 Kills, 2 Blocks, and 7 Digs.
Big Pine Warriors
Big Pine traveled to Hawthorne Tuesday falling in straight games to Da Vinci Design, 25-16, 25-20, 25-18.
Bishop Union Football
The Broncos finish the regular season with a 4-6 record including a 2-2 mark in the High Desert League. The Broncos are the #10 seed in the CIF Central Section Division 5 Championships. BUHS will travel to #7 Mendota High School Friday, November 13th. Fowler High School, the #2 seed, has a bye into the second round. The winner of the BUHS-Mendota game will travel to Fowler for the Quarterfinals Friday, November 20th. Friday’s opening round game will be broadcast live on AM 1230 KBOV, and streamed live at kibskbov.com through the listen live link, kickoff is set for 6pm. Mendota has a 6-4 record and tied for 2nd in the West Sierra League. Mendota is located west of Fresno just 368 miles from Bishop.
Bishop Union Volleyball
Bronco Volleyball will hit the road Tuesday November 10th traveling to Taft High School in the CIF Central Section division 4 volleyball championships. Bishop Union is runners up in the High Desert league and the #9 seed. Taft finished 3rd in the South Sequoia League earning the #8 seed. The winner of Tuesday’s opening round game will travel to #1 Sierra High School for Thursday’s Quarterfinal. Sierra High School is located in Tollhouse, approximately 20 miles northeast of Fresno.
Lone Pine Volleyball
The Golden Eagles will travel to Panorama City Tuesday for opening round action in the CIF Southern Section division 4A volleyball championships. St. Genevieve will play host to the Golden Eagles. St. Genevieve is Champs of the Santa Fe League with an overall record of 13-4-1. Lone Pine tied for 4th in the Desert Mt league with an overall record of 11-12-2.
The Mammoth Huskies volleyball team plays the St. Bernard Vikings (Playa del Rey) on Tuesday November 10th at 7pm at Mammoth High School in the first round of the CIF Southern Section division 4a playoffs. Huskies are seeded 5th in the tournament out of 32 teams. Mammoth’s record is 24-9 overall and 12-2 (2nd) place in the Desert Mountain League. St. Bernard is 4-5 overall and 4-5 (3rd place) in the Santa Fe League. Mammoth Coach John Morris highlights Husky standouts this season (CIF div 4A rankings):
Taylor Sanders 254 kills (3rd) .253 hitting % (4th)
Callie Mowat 70 aces (3rd) 99 blocks (4th) and
McKenna Smith 567 assists (2nd) 52 aces (8th)
Doors open at 6pm and admission is $5 for students and kids and $10 for adults.
Big Pine Volleyball
The Big Pine Warriors will travel Tuesday to Hawthorne in southern California in opening round action in the CIF southern section division 5A volleyball championships. The Warriors will take on Wiseburn-Da Vinci High School. The Wolves are 9-7 on the year and champs of the Mulholland League. Big Pine finished 5-7 on the season good for third place in the Hi-Lo League. A win for Big Pine most likely has them facing the tournaments #1 seed Tarbut V’ Torah in the second round.
Bishop Union High School Volleyball beats Kern Valley
The Broncos wrapped up the regular season with a strong three game sweep of rival Kern Valley Thursday night. The win gives Bishop Union the runner up spot in the High Desert League. Frazier Mt completed an unbeaten HDL campaign claiming the league championship. Bishop will no prepare for the CIF Central Section playoffs.
Bishop downed Kern Valley in straight games, 25-16, 25-12 and 31-29.
Kiara Cox: 29 attacks with 8 kills.
Sydney Frigerio: 58 sets with 12 assists.
Haley Hersley: 6 serves with one ace for 3 points, 9 attacks with 2 kills.
Maria Jimenez: 15 attacks with 2 kills, 33 sets with 13 assists.
Little Eva Lent: 14 attacks with 1 kill, 9 serves with 2 aces for 5 points.
Carly Todd: 23 attacks with 4 kills, 14 serves with 3 aces for 4 points.
Rachel Turner: 25 attacks with 10 kills, 8 serves with one ace for 8 points.
Ashley Worley: 6 serves with one ace for 2 points.
cover photo by Gary Young. Maria Jimenez and Rachel Turner
November 4th Volleyball round up
The Bishop Union High School Broncos traveled to Frazier Mt Tuesday for a key High Desert League Volleyball match. Frazier Mt had defeated Bishop Union in Bishop back on October 15th. The Broncos were hoping to move even with the Falcons in the HDL standings, but Frazier Mt took the match in straight games. Frazier Mt claims the HDL title winning 25-20, 25-16, and 25-19. Bishop Union will now wrap up the 2015 regular season with a home match Thursday, November 5th hosting rival Kern Valley. JV action begins at 4pm with varsity to follow.
Kiara Cox, 17 attacks for 2 kills.
Sydney Frigerio, 61 sets with 11 assists.
Maria Jimenez, 13 serves for 12 points, 16 attacks with 1 kill.
Little Eva Lent, 15 attacks with 3 kills.
Carly Todd, 11 serves with 1 ace for 5 points, 25 attacks with 5 kills.
Rachel Turner, 18 attacks with 7 kills.
Ashley Worley, 9 serves with 1 ace for 4 points.
Lone Pine Volleyball
The Golden Eagles were not on the court Tuesday, but did pick up a major win. Coach Mel Joseph reports that Lone Pine will represent the Desert Mountain League as the number 4 team in the upcoming CIF southern section postseason. Playoff pairings will be released on Friday. Vasquez defeated Desert Christian Tuesday evening in their finale, creating a tie for the final DML spot. A coin flip was conducted following the match and Lone Pine won.
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It took five games but the Bishop Union High School Volleyball team pulled out a key win Thursday. California City proved to be a tough out Thursday as the Ravens claimed the first game 25-23. Bishop won game two 25-12 but the Ravens took game three 25-19. Bishop delighted the homecoming crowd winning the next two games 25-21 and 15-9. The win improves Bishop Union’s High Desert League recorded to 5-1 trailing only unbeaten Frazier Mt (6-0). The Broncos travel to Frazier Mt Tuesday November 3rd.
#1 Rebeka Riesen 4 digs.
#11 Rachel Turner, 12 kills, 1 aces, 4 blocks, 7 digs.
#13 Kiara Cox, 10 kills, 3 aces, 6 blocks.
#15 Carly Todd, 9 kills, 1 ace, 8 digs.
#16 Ashley Worley, 20 digs.
#18 Sydney Frigerio, 1 kill, 2 aces, 25 assists, 13 digs, 2 blocks.
#23 Topah Scherer, 6 digs.
#25 Danielle Stone, 20 digs.
#32 Little Eva Lent, 2 aces, 9 digs.
#33 Maria Jimenez, 2 aces, 20 digs, 2 blocks.
Photos by Gary Young.
It was a back and forth battle Thursday night between the Bishop Union High school volleyball team the Rosamond Roadrunners. Bishop battled tough winning their second road, HDL game of the week. The win moves Bishop to 4-1 in High Desert League play, good for second place behind unbeaten Frazier Mt. Bishop hosts California City next Thursday October 29th and travels to Frazier Mt on Tuesday November 3rd.
Coach Steve Parks Report from Rosamond
Nothing was easy Thursday night in Rosamond. Bishop Broncos
volleyball traveled to play the Roadrunners on their home court.
Bishop got off to a slow start with Rosamond’s strong serving but
fought back and almost won. The first game went to the Roadrunners, 23-25.
The Broncos came back fighting in the second game, taking an early lead with Sydney Frigerio’s serves. The Roadrunner defense turned back repeated attacks by Bishop but Bronco serving widened the lead. Despite a surge by Rosamond, Bishop won the second game, 25-18.
Game 3 was a repeat of the second game, with aces by Frigerio, and the Broncos won 25-18. Game 4 started the same way as games 2 and 3 but the Roadrunners fought back with great defense and took the lead from the Broncos. Bishop tied it back up but Rosamond pushed back harder and the Broncos eventually lost 23-25. However, the excitement began in the fifth game. Bishop took an early lead again but the Roadrunner defense and offense dominated with a 13-7 lead over the Broncos in a game to 15 points. The Broncos players dug deep inside themselves and began an incredible run that first tied the game 13-13 and then went on to win 16-14. Rachel Turner’s serves and Carly Todd’s finishing kill gave the match to Bishop.
Kiara Cox: 30 attacks for 8 kills.
Sydney Frigerio: 98 sets with 17 assists, 25 serves with 7 aces for 20 points.
Maria Jimenez: 28 attacks for 7 kills, 14 serves for 6 points, 21
serve receptions with 1 error.
LIttle Eva Lent: 38 attacks for 3 kills, 12 serves with 1 ace for 6
points, 18 serve receptions with 1 error.
Rebeka Riesen: 12 serve receptions.
Carly Todd: 30 attacks for 5 kills, 18 serves with 1 ace for 8 points.
Rachel Turner: 33 attacks for 5 kills, 16 serves with 6 aces for 10 points.
Ashley Worley: 10 serves for 3 points.
cover photo by Steve Dutcher photography