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Bronco Volleyball wins thriller at Rosamond

Bishop Volleyball  wins in 5 games at Rosamond

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.

Individual Statistics:
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

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Broncos top Rival Kern Valley

Broncos bounce Rival Kern Valley in three games

The Bishop Union High School Bronco Volleyball team returned to their winning ways Tuesday night with a successful trip to rival Kern Valley.   The Broncos won a key High Desert League volleyball match in straight games.  Winning at rival Kern Valley is always sweet, but the Broncos needed the win to keep pace with league leading Frazier Mt.  Bishop fell to Frazier Mt on October 15th but will have a chance to avenge that loss with a trip to Frazier Mt on November 3rd.  Frazier Mt is currently 4-0 in High Desert League play with the Broncos at 3-1.

Kern Valley Report from Assistant Coach Steve Park:

The Bishop Broncos traveled to Kern Valley on Tuesday, October 20th, to play the Broncs in their fourth league game of the season.  Bishop won the match in three games 25-11, 25-19, and 25-11.  The Broncos dominated with their serves and attacks, taking an early lead in all three sets and then widening that lead in two of the three games.
Sydney Frigerio and Carly Todd were top servers, with 29 points scored in 41 attempts.  All of the Broncos were aggressive at the net with top scorer Rachel Turner putting away 7 kills out of 14 attacks.
Maria Jimenez dominated with her attacks in the third game, scoring 3 kills in 7 attacks.  Haley Hersley scored 2 kills in 2 key attacks
that finished off the third game.  The Broncos are on the road again
on Thursday, October 22nd, to play Rosamond.

Individual Statistics
Kiara Cox:  12 attacks for 4 kills.
Sydney Frigerio: 42 sets with 23 assists, 26 serves with 5 aces for 19 points.
Haley Hersley: 3 attacks for 2 kills.
Maria Jimenez: 9 attacks for 5 kills.
Little Eva Lent: 11 attacks for 3 kills.
Topah Scherer:  7 attacks for 3 kills, 8 serves with 2 aces for 5 points.
Carly Todd: 27 attacks for 4 kills, 15 serves with 2 aces for 10 points.
Rachel Turner: 14 attacks for 7 kills.
Ashley Worley:  9 serves with 1 ace for 6 points.

Water Break at Kern Valley. Photo By Brandi Cox
#32 Little Eva Lent. Photo by Brandi Cox
Assistant Coach Steve Park. Photo by Brandi Cox

Cover Photo by Steve Dutcher Photography.

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BUHS Volleyball wins at California City

Bishop Union tops Cal City

The Bishop Union High School volleyball team stays unbeaten in High Desert League play winning at California City Tuesday night.  Next up for the Broncos is a key HDL match up with Frazier Mt.  The Broncos and Falcons play at Gus Klekas Gymnasium Thursday, October 15th.  JV action at 4pm with the Varsity game following at 5pm.  Both Bishop Union and Frazier Mt are 2-0 in High Desert League play.

Tuesday @ California City
provided by coach Steve Park:
On Tuesday, October 13th, the Bishop Broncos volleyball team traveled to California City to play the Ravens. Bishop took an early lead in the first game with kills by Kiara Cox and Rachel Turner winning  25-17. 

Cal City fought back and beat the Broncos in the second game, 22-25.  The Broncos rallied and again took early leads in the last two
games, winning 25-22 and 25-19. Both teams had scrappy defenses, and attackers had difficulty scoring kills.  Finesse won over power in the offense, with tips and well-placed shots scoring the most points.
Maria Jimenez stood out with 3 aces in 18 serves and 9 points scored.

Individual Statistics:
Kiara Cox:  28 attacks for 11 kills, 17 serves with 3 aces for 9 points.
Sydney Frigerio: 51 sets with 15 assists, 17 serves with 2 aces for 7 points.
Maria Jimenez:  21 attacks for 5 kills, 18 serves with 3 aces for 9 points.
LIttle Eva Lent: 25 attacks for 4 kills, 14 serves with 3 aces for 8
points, 7 passes with no errors.
Carly Todd: 27 attacks for 4 kills, 14 serves with 2 aces for 5 points.
Rachel Turner: 36 attacks for 12 kills, 15 serves with 2 aces for 9 points.

Cover Photo, Carly Todd blocks vs. Lone Pine, photo by Gary Young.

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Bronco Volleyball wins HDL opener

Bishop Union High School Volleyball opens league with a win

Bishop Union High School Volleyball stats High Desert League play with a home win over Rosamond.  The Broncos welcomed Kiara Cox back from injury.  Cox has been unavailable since suffering an injury in the Yerington Tournament in late August.  Kiara notched a team high 13 kills.

Bishop Varsity won in 4 games.
Game 1, 25-19
Game 2, 25-22
Game 3, 25-21 (rosamond)
Game 4, 25-23

Individual Statistics
Kiara Cox 36 attacks for 13 kills.
Sydney Frigerio  20 serves with 3 aces for 10 points, 67 sets.
Maria Jimenez 19 attacks for 4 kills, 22 serves with 2 aces for 14 points, 21 digs with 2 errors, 55 sets.
Little Eva Lent  31 attacks for 4 kills, 12 serves for 5 points, 21 digs with 5 errors.
Topah Scherer 11 attacks for 3 kills.
Carly Todd 26 attacks for 1 kill, 13 serves with 1 aces for 4 points.
Rachel Turner 29 attacks for 8 kills, 11 serves for 3 aces.
Ashley Worley 14 serves for 6 points, 20 digs with 2 errors.

Junior Varsity
Bishop JV won in two games 25-14 and 25-16.

Statistics provided by assistant Coach Steve Park

cover photo by Gary Young, BUHS junior Kiara Cox

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Bishop Sweeps the Muckers

Bishop Union High School Volleyball tops Tonopah

Bishop Union High School Volleyball continues their pre-league schedule.  Tuesday the Broncos welcomed the Tonopah Muckers to town.  Bishop took down the Muckers in straight games at both the Junior Varsity and Varsity level.  The Broncos will complete their non-league schedule with a home match with Lee Vining Thursday, October 1st, 5pm.   The Broncos begin High Desert League Play Tuesday, October 6th hosting Rosamond.

Tonopah Recap provided by assistant coach Steve Park:

The Bishop JV and varsity volleyball squads played Tonopah Tuesday
evening at home and swept both teams in straight sets.  Varsity won in three games: 25-20, 25-17, and 25-7.

Although they got off to a slow start in the first game, Carly Todd had a serving run that set the momentum for the Broncos.  Bishop came on strong in the second and third games led by serving runs by Sydney Frigerio and Maria Jimenez, respectively.  Rachel Turner led the team in attacks, with 11 kills in 22 attempts.  Bishop’s offense struggled to score in the first game because Tonopah had an effective defense.  However, the Broncos began putting balls away in the second and third games and came on strong at the end.  By the third game, Tonopah was unable to defend against Bishop and the Broncos scored 15 kills.

Individual Stats:
Sydney Frigerio 6 attacks for 4 kills, 15 serves with 2 aces for 8 points with one error, 9 digs and no errors.
Maria Jimenez 15 attacks for 3 kills, 18 serves with 5 aces for 18 points, 5 digs with no errors.
Little Eva Lent  13 attacks for 4 kills, 4 serves for 1 point, 6 digs with 1 error.
Rebeka Riesen 2 attacks for 1 kill, 6 serves with 2 aces for 5 points.
Topah Scherer 3 attacks for 2 kills.
Romina Solorio 4 serves with 1 aces for 4 points.
Carly Todd 13 attacks for 6 kills, 14 serves with 2 aces for 9 points.
Rachel Turner 22 attacks for 11 kills.
Ashley Worley 6 attacks for 1 kill.
Dani Stone 10 digs with one error

Junior Varsity

The Bishop JV team also started slow, trading the lead with Tonopah
until finally winning both games  25-23 and 25-20.  Serving runs by Kassidie Duckey for 12 points and Gracie Sandoval for 6 points helped push the Broncos into wins. Lexie Sigler led the team with 4 kills in 11 attempts.  Cassidy Moffett defended against the Tonopah attacks, digging 11 times.

Individual stats:
Sofia Baiano  8 attacks with 2 kills.
Kassidie Duckey 7 attacks with 1 kill, 14 serves with 2 aces for 12 points with no errors.
Gracie Sandoval 10 serves with 1 ace for 6 points.
Lexie Sigler 11 attacks, 4 kills, 6 serves with 1 ace for 3 points with no errors.
Jade Whiteside 3 attacks for 2 kills, 7 serves with 2 aces for 5 points

Cover Photo by Gary Young.  Rachell Turner (#11) and Little Eva Lent (#32)

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Tuesday Volleyball Scores

Bishop JV top Lee Vining, Lone Pine dominates Mojave

Submitted by Coach Steve Park

The Bishop JV traveled to Lee Vining to play their varsity on Tuesday, September 22nd.  After a slow start in the first game, Bishop won the match in 3 sets: 25-19,25-8, and 25-16.

Freshman Sydney Frigerio led the offense with 23 attacks and 6 kills, but freshmen Sofia Baiano and Jade Whiteside stood out with 5 kills each.  Sophomores Kassidie Duckey, and Lexie Sigler, and Rebeka Riesen led the team in serving.  Each had no errors in over 10 serves.  Lee Vining had difficulties returning the Broncos’ serves, and Bishop scored a total of 18 aces in the 3 sets.  Overall, 95% of the Broncos serves were successful.

Individual stats:
Sofia Baiano  18 attacks, 5 kills
Kassidie Duckey 12 attacks, 2 kills, 18 serves with 6 aces for 14 points with no errors
Liza Joya  6 serves for 4 points
Lexie Sigler 11 attacks, 3 kills, 10 serves with 3 aces for 9 points with no errors
Jade Whiteside 5 serves 15 attacks for 5 kills, 5 serves with 1 ace for 2 points with no errors
Rebeka Riesen 17 attacks, 4 kills, 14 serves with 3 aces for 12 points with no errors
Sydney Frigerio 23 attacks, 6 kills, 12 serves with 5 aces for 7 points

Lone Pine Volleyball

Submitted by Coach Mel Joseph

Mojave-The Lone Pine Lady Eagle volleyball team traveled to Mojave on Tuesday for their Desert Mountain League opener and disposed of the Lady Stangs in three straight 25-5, 25-3, 25-5. “Mojave has a very young team and not having a Middle School program or a JV team does not afford their incoming players the experience necessary for HS competition”. “I give them (Mojave players and coaches) credit for being good sports and hosts”. “A lot of times playing an inexperienced opponent, the level of play can drop on both sides of the net, I was pleased with our performance as Lone Pine stayed focused and took care of the ball on their side”. Lone Pine will next host the Desert Christian Knights from Lancaster on Saturday with JV action starting at 1:00PM.

Setter Niki Martinez, 23/24 Serving, 10 Aces, 3 Kills, 26 Assists.
Outside Hitter Abby Southey, 3/4 Serving, 10 Kills, 3 Digs.
Opposite Hitter Lena Cariou, 10/10 Serving (100%), 5 Aces, 5 Kills, 2 Digs.
Middle Hitter Taylor Corona, 7 Kills.
Outside Hitter Katelyn Button, 6/8 Serving, 2 Aces, 4 Kills, 2 Digs.
Libero Lacie Jones, 6/6 Serving (100%), 2 Aces, 1 kill, 6 Digs.
Middle Hitter Katie Lacey, 18/19 Serving, 9 aces, 3 Kills.

Cover Photo, Bishop union high school’s Rebeka Riesen. Photo by Gary Young

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Local Volleyball at California City

3 Eastern Sierra Teams compete at California City

Three local teams traveled to the 24 team California City Tournament. Both Lone Pine and Mammoth made it into the Gold Bracket, while Bishop Union competed in the Silver Bracket. Mammoth Huskies coach John Morris, Lone Pine coach Mel Joseph and Bishop Union coach Linda Frigerio submitted the following recaps.

Mammoth High School
The Mammoth Huskies girls volleyball team completed another outstanding weekend of pre season volleyball by taking 3rd place out of 24 team at the 7th annual Cal City tournament. The Huskies faced a tough group of teams in Fridays pool play but bested Taft, Eastside and 2014 CIF Central Champs Frazier Mountain to post a 6-0 record heading into Saturdays double elimination Gold tournament. Said Huskies head coach John Morris “the Cal City tournament format is really tough. You basically  have to win your pool on Friday to make it  into the elite Gold tournament Saturday. Many of the other coaches commented on how well our team played on Friday to post that 6-0 record.”

The Huskies easily defeated Baker 25-14, 24-18 in the first round of Saturdays Gold tournament but then lost to eventual tournament winner Arvin 26-24, 25-11. “Arvin was a very strong team and we did not have our best stuff against them”, said Morris. Mammoth then faced 2014 CIF Southern Section 5AA champs Santa Clarita Christian in the 3rd/4th place consolation match. “We were a little disappointed to not play Desert in the final” said Morris. “I thought we might be flat against Santa Clarita. As it turned out, our girls were pretty fired up!” Mammoth defeated the Cardinals 25-20, 25-17 to take home the third place trophy.

Mammoth competed in 3 preseason tournaments posted an impressive 13-7 record heading into this weeks Desert Mountain League home opener against Vazquez this Thursday. The Huskies are led by a quartet of Seniors; outside hitters Kira Shultz and Taylor Sanders, middle hitters Tatum Sandvigen and Callie Mowat, and Junior Setter and team quarterback McKenna Smith.

Bishop Union High School
The Lady Broncos continued to gain the much needed experience this young team needs as they traveled to a two day tournament in Cal City this past weekend.

The squad started the tournament off by battling the highly ranked Desert team and battled with tremendous heart and effort, but suffered a two game loss.  The bright spots of that game were charged by Carly Todd’s 6 kills against their 6-2″ blockers and a tremendous defensive effort by the whole team.  They went on to split with Palmdale led by Maria Jimenez’s 6 kills, Carly Todd’s 4 kills, 100% serving from Rebeka Riesen and 6 assists by Sydney Frigerio.  We wrapped up the day beating Vasquez in 2 games dominating them with Rachel Turner’s 5 kills, Little Eva Lent’s 3 kills, Ashley Worley’s 3 serving aces and Sydney Frigerio’s 9 assists.  Dani Stone led the team in defense with 6 impressive digs.

Saturday, the Lady Broncos competed in the Silver Bracket suffering their first loss to Eastside High School, but bounced back to beat ACE high school in 2.  They met up with Palmdale and lost in two very close games to finish 6th place in the silver bracket.

Bishop High School volleyball looks forward to continuing their learning process through diversifying lineups and good old fashioned hard work.  They continue to improve with each ball touch and will continue to improve through the season.  They’re next match is at home Tuesday, September 29th versus Tonopah.

Lone Pine High School
The Lone Pine Lady Eagle volleyball team took 6th place in the 24-team California City Tournament over the weekend. The Lady Eagles finished Friday’s pool play as the tournament’s 8th seed overall advancing them to the Championship (Gold) Bracket on Saturday. In Coach Joseph’s eight appearances at this tournament, the best any team had done prior was qualifying for the Bronze Bracket. “Going into this year’s Cal City Tournament, we set a team goal to at least make the Silver Bracket, to make Gold was amazing”. Results of the Championship (Gold) Bracket were:
1st Place-Arvin (CIF Central Section)
2nd Place-Desert (ranked number 2 CIF-SS 4A)
3rd Place-Mammoth (ranked number 9 CIF-SS 4A)
4th Place-Santa Clarita Christian (ranked number 1 CIF-SS 5AA)
5th Place-California City (CIF Central Section)
6th Place-Lone Pine
7th Place-University Prep (ranked number 3 CIF-SS 5A)
8th Place- Baker Valley (ranked number 5 CIF-SS 5A)
This was the second straight weekend that Lone Pine had the eventual tournament champion in their Friday Pool, that being the Arvin Bears from the CIF Central Section. Another great weekend of volleyball has helped prepare Lone Pine for its tough upcoming DML campaign. Lone Pine opens up DML play on Tuesday as they travel to Mojave to take on the Lady Stangs (varsity only) at 4:00PM.

Individual Statistics
Setter Niki Martinez, 37/44 Serving (85%), 3 Aces, 6 Kills, 74 Assists, 24 Digs.
Outside Hitter Abby Southey, 46/50 Serving (92%), 2 Aces, 17 Kills, 39 Digs.
Opposite Hitter Lena Cariou, 46/46 Serving (100%), 4 Aces, 15 Kills, 25 Digs.
Middle Hitter Taylor Corona, 18 Kills, 2 Blocks, 5 Digs.
Outside Hitter Katelyn Button, 32/33 Serving (97%), 3 Aces, 24 Kills, 22 Digs.
Libero Lacie Jones, 28/29 Serving (97%), 2 Aces, 61 Digs.
Middle Hitter Katie Lacey, 35/43 Serving (82%), 3 aces, 15 Kills, 7 Blocks, 16 Digs.

Cover Photo by Gary Young.

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BUHS-LP Volleyball Photo Gallery

Broncos-Golden Eagle Volleyball

All photos by Gary Young

#1 Rebeka Riesen
#1 Rebeka Riesen
#2 Taylor Corona
#2 Taylor Corona
#11 Rachel Turner
#10 Lacie Jones
Lone Pine
Bishop Union celebrates
#24 Katelyn Button, #7 Katie Lacie, #16 Lena Cariou. BUHS #18 Sydney Frigerio
#10 Lacie Jones, #16 Lena Cariou
#1 Rebeka Riesen at the net
BUHS #1 Riesen and #16 Ashley Worley vs LPHS #24 Katelyn Button
#32 Little Eva Lent
LPHS #7 Katie Lacey and BUHS #1 Riesen at the net
BUHS #16 Ashley Worley, LPHS #2 Taylor Corona and #6 Niki Martinez
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Broncos top the Golden Eagles

Bishop Union Volleyball defeats Lone Pine

The Bishop Union High School varsity volleyball team improves to 6-1 on the 2015 season with a straight games win over Lone Pine.  The Broncos swept the Wednesday dual at Gus Klekas gym 25-20, 25-10, 25-15.  Lone Pine won the junior varsity match in straight games, 25-18, 25-13.

Both Bishop and Lone Pine will play this weekend at the Mammoth Tournament.

Bishop’s Carly Todd #15 battles Lone Pine’s Taylor Corona #2. Photo by Gary Young

Coaches Comments
Bishop Coach Linda Frigerio
“Carly Todd led the team in kills with 44% of her 16 attacks scoring for the Broncos, followed by Rebeka Riesen and Little Eva Lent.  Serving by the Broncos was outstanding.  Sydney Frigerio started the second game with 9 unanswered serves including 3 aces.  Ashley Worley capped the game with 5 straight points.  Overall, half of Ashey’s 12 serves in the match were aces, giving her the highest serving percentage.  As a team, the Broncos achieved a 95% success rate with their serves.”

BUHS coach Linda Frigerio. Photo by Gary Young

Lone Pine Coach Mel Joseph
Bishop kept us back on our heels the entire match with their aggressive serving and attacking. We did not bring the right attitude to compete.  The only real highlight for us came in game three when we won a very long rally, had we played the entire match that way the outcome may have been different. This was a great preseason experience, one to build on as we head to the Mammoth Invitational this weekend”.

Coach Mel Joseph coaching up the Golden Eagles. Photo by Gary Young

Lone Pine Statistics
Niki Martinez 6/6 serving, 2 kills, 18 assists, 5 digs.
Abby Southey 9/9 serving, 1 ace, 4 kills, 6 digs.
Lena Cariou 9/10 serving, 3 kills, 8 digs.
Taylor Corona 4 kills, 1 block.
Katelyn Button 4/4 serving, 6 kills, 3 digs.
Lacie Jones 7/7 serving, 18 digs.
Katie Lacey 8/9 serving, 2 kills, 3 blocks, 2 digs.
Shyann Padilla 2 digs
JV stats:
Celia Ray 10/12 serving, 2 aces, 1 kills, 11 assists.
Shelby Chavez 2/3 serving, 1 kill.
Jessianne Joiner 6/7 serving, 5 kills, 2 blocks, 8 digs.
Berenice Gutierrez 100% serving, 2 aces, 2 kills, 3 digs.
Juliann Jones 11/12 serving, 8 digs.
Mariah Button 6/7 serving, 4 kills.
Marissa Honeyman 4 kills.

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It’s Game Day Volleyball Fans

Bishop Union hosts Lone Pine

A battle of the Owens Valley’s top volleyball teams is set for this afternoon.  Bishop Union will host Lone Pine at Gus Klekas gymnasium.  JV action will begin at 4pm, with the Varsity dual to follow.  Long time Lone Pine Head Coach Mel Joseph leads the Golden Eagles into a battle with Coach Linda Frigerio’s Broncos.

Lone Pine opened the 2015 season with a strong victory over Kern Valley while the Broncos opened the season with a strong showing at the Yerington tournament.  The Broncos finished 3rd in the Lions tourney.

After Today’s (Wednesday, Sept 9th) clash both Bishop Union and Lone Pine will compete in the Mammoth Tournament this Friday and Saturday.

cover photo by Gary Young

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