The Tonopah Wrestling team has been on a bit of a roll this season with multiple wrestlers placing high and winning tournaments. Head coach, Duffy Otteson has helped turn this team into one of the premier wrestling programs in the state of Nevada.
One of the standout wrestlers this season has been Kevin Pope, who has been dominating opponents in the 220 lbs weight class. Pope currently has a 24-2 record and is one of the most highly touted individuals in the state pertaining to wrestling. One would expect nothing less from the standout wrestler, who won the Nevada State Championship last year at 220 lbs.
The good times continue to roll for Pope this year. Kevin Pope’s most recent success came at the Spring Creek Tournament last week when he won the tournament. Head Coach, Duffy Otteson said the Spring Creek Tournament is the biggest tournament the team attends, which shows just how good of a season Pope is having.
Kevin Pope is not the only wrestler having a great season this year. Duffy Otteson’s son, Dillan is one of the team’s most talented wrestlers. Dillan Otteson is currently 25-8 in the 145 lbs division and placed 4th in state last year.
Vance Day has also been having himself a fruitful season, placing 6th place in the Spring Creek Tournament this past weekend at 160 lbs. His record is currently 7-3, and he is looking to improve that mark when Day and his ten teammates travel to Fernley this weekend.
The Bishop Broncos season has come to a close. Arnie Palu’s team were unable to advance to the second round of CIF Central Section play, losing 41-6 to the Dos Palos Broncos.
Bishop were unable to stop Dos Palos, who were big, physical, and fast. The Broncos of the Western Sierra dominated the game from start to finish.
In the first quarter, Dos Palos were able to score on their opening possession, thanks to a Ronald Johnson 50 yard run. Johnson took the ball to the right side and was surrounded by a sea of blue, but was somehow able to cut back inside and take it to the house making it 7-0.
The Merrell to Merrell connection provided Dos Palos with even more of an advantage, when quarterback, Michael Merrell found his brother, Zane Merrell for a reception inside the five yard line. The ball was placed on the one yard line, and fullback, Ryan Ramirez punched it in, giving Dos Palos a 14-0 lead.
Bishop were thrown a lifeline when it was 21-0, thanks to standout cornerback, Mark Mayhugh intercepting the ball in his own endzone for his ninth pick of the season. This accomplishment allowed Mayhugh to become the second ranked player in the state of California pertaining to interceptions.
The senior defensive back finished his season just one interception away from tying state leader, Chase Jones of Mission Prep in San Luis Obisbo, who leads all players in the state with ten interceptions.
Although Mayhugh was able to cause a turnover, the Broncos were unable to capitalize. Bishop turned the ball over going the other way, after a pass was intended for Mark Mayhugh, but was intercepted after a deflection.
It wasn’t until late in the game that the Broncos were finally able to score. Sophomore quarterback, Clay Omohundro threw an arching pass right into the hands of Mayhugh, who went in for the score.
After the game, Coach Palu praised the opposition’s efforts saying, “Tough way to end a fine season. Hats off to Dos Palos they played well and took advantage of our miscues.” Although Palu was disappointed with the result, he heaped praise on his team’s coaching staff and players when he said. “Thank you to our seniors for their hard work and dedication to the program. Thank you to our wonderful coaching staff and their families for their time and dedication to our kids.”
The Broncos finished their season with a 7-4 record. Many key players will be returning next year, including Tristan Valle, Luke McClean, Steven Paco, and Wesley Pettet.
The Broncos continued their winning ways Friday night beating Rosamond 59-24 for their fifth consecutive victory. The five straight victories mark the first time that head coach, Arnie Palu has accomplished such a feat.
Although the Broncos ended up winning comfortably, they were not team who got first blood. The Rosamond Roadrunners opened the scoring with a monster run from star running back, Charles Anthony Watson. The senior running back, cut to the outside and broke away from the Bronco secondary for an 80-yard run midway in the first quarter.
However, the Broncos soon responded with a one-yard touchdown on a Luke McClean keeper, making it 7-6 thanks to the Christian Morales extra point.
Later, running back, Wesley Pettet punched in a rushing touchdown right on the doorstep, which expanded Bishop’s lead to eight points. A few moments after the score, Christian Morales converted a 20-yard field goal, and the Broncos went up 17-6
Rosamond quarterback, Colby Adams was able to cut the deficit by throwing a strike on the far side to Davion Jackson for a 15-yard touchdown. The junior quarterback’s ability to escape the pocket and find his receiver made it 17-12.
The second half was much less competitive, mostly because the Bishop defense were suffocating their opponent with back to back scoop and scores. Mark Mayhugh was able to score his second defensive touchdown in three weeks, when a fumble was forced inside the Rosamond five-yard line, Mayhugh was there to collect the ball for the touchdown.
Bishop’s biggest run of the night came from Steven Paco, who used his vision and speed to blow by defenders for a 55-yard run. Paco’s touchdown made it 45-12 late in the third quarter.
Palu’s team ended up expanding their commanding lead, and the game ended 59-24, with Rosamond scoring a few garbage-time points in the fourth quarter.
The Broncos are on the road against Boron next week, with an opportunity to inch closer to a High Desert League title.
Lake Isabella- The Bishop Broncos took on the Kern Valley Broncs in their first game of Desert Mountain League play on Friday.
Although the game was close for most of the game, Bishop were able to come out on top by pulling away in the fourth quarter. The final score of the game was 24-9.
Bishop had a difficult time getting the offense to click for most of the game, turning the ball over three times. However, as the game went on, the Broncos were able to get things going on the ground.
Running backs, Wesley Pettet and Steven Paco combined for 229 yards on the ground, as well as two touchdowns.
The Broncos are riding the momentum of a four-game winning streak, with a 5-2 record on the season. Head coach, Arnie Palu’s team will host Rosamond next game on October 12th for their second game of Desert Mountain League play.
The Bishop Broncos hosted the Yerington Lions, on Friday, in football action. In the Junior Varsity game, the Broncos improved their early season record to 2-0 as they would,once again, dominate the game. The Bronco JV squad logged 21 unanswered points, all in the second quarter, in their rout of the Lions. In their two early season games the Bronco JV Team has scored 47 points while opponents have yet to score any.
In the Varsity game, it was another defensive battle by both teams. The game was scoreless until just under nine minutes remaining in regulation when Luke McClean would run it in, from about 3 yards out giving the Broncos the lead 6-0. Kicker Christian Morales would make good on the point after and the Broncos led 7-0.
With just over six minutes remaining in the game, Lions Dante Reviglio would recover on a Broncos offensive turnover and rush it in. The point after attempt was good and the game would end in regulation tied at 7.
That set up overtime. Neither team was able to score in the first two overtimes and led to overtime number three. The Broncos would have the ball, first, with an opportunity to score from 25 yards out. However, the Lions defense was stubborn and held the Broncos scoreless, in overtime.
The Lions were able to work their way towards the end zone and Running Back Steven Keats would get the game winning score rushing it in from about 4 yards out.
Coach Arnie Palu said “ Another outstanding defensive effort, but Yerington managed a defensive score of their own in the 4th quarter to force overtime. We played 3 overtimes with the Lions breaking through for the win. I’m proud of my kids effort.”
Luke McClean would lead the Broncos with 60 yards rushing and Wesley Pettet contributed 56 yards. McClean also led the Broncos with 65 yards through the air and Clay Omohundro had 13 yards.
Wesley Pettet, also, led the Broncos with 12 tackles and Senior Patrick Flanigan had one sack on the night.
The Broncos will have a bye this week and get ready to host Rim Of The World on Friday, September 7th.
The 2018 California High School Rodeo State Finals return to the Tri-County Fairgrounds this week! Wednesday, June 13th is Patriotic Day!! Wear Red, White and Blue. Free admission for Active and Retired Military. Opening Ceremony & Rodeo Performance is at 7pm.
Thursday June 14th is Family Night. $20 for the entire family. Rodeo Performance 7pm.
Friday June 15th is Cancer Awareness Night-Wear Pink! Rodeo performance is 7pm.
Saturday, June 16th is Senior Citizens Day! Free admission for 62+! 8am Cutting Championship, 11:30am Reined Cow Horse Championship Round and 1pm Final Rodeo Performance, Crowning of State Queen, Live Auction, Top 15 Finalists and ATV Raffle.
All show buttons are $20 and Single Evening Show is $7 available at the Bishop Area Chamber of Commerce 690 n. Main St. 760-873-8405.
In front of a huge home crowd, the Bishop Bronco Varsity Baseball Team hosted the Riverdale Cowboys in the semi-final game of the Central Section CIF Les Schwab Boys Baseball Championships Division 6. The Riverdale Cowboy went ino the game ranked #5 and the Broncos the #1 ranked team.
After the Cowboys were retired, in order in the top of the first inning, the Broncos would score twice in the bottom half of the inning. Justin Yates would start off by getting a walk, followed by Mike Kubiak getting on base. With two outs, Lorenzo Parra would get a single allowing Yates to come around and score the first run of the game. Next up was Cal Omohundro who would hit a double to center bringing Kubiak around to score. At the end of the first inning, the Broncos had the lead 2-0.
After being retired, in order in the second inning, the Broncos would explode at the plate scoring an incredible 12 runs in the third. Justin Yates would get another walk to lead off the Broncos. Mike Kubiak stepped up and hit a double to deep left center, scoring Yates. Brody Maloney, who had five hits in the victory against Kern Valley in the second round game, continued with his hitting ways by smacking a double to the opposite field, which allowed Kubiak to cross the plate. Lorenzo Parra would get his second hit of the game, with a single to center, and Maloney came home.
After Cal Omohundro singled, advancing Parra to third base, Mike Molina would get a walk to load the bases for the Broncos. Jalen Watterson would get the first of his three hits, in the game, with a single to left center which brought Parra home. Hunter Beal followed with a single and Molina scored. After Yates struck out, in his second plate appearance of the inning, Mike Kubiak would step up to the plate.
With a 2-0 count, Kubiak would blow the game wide open when he hit a grand slam home run that landed on the top of the old Library building. With that hit, the Broncos lead was 12-0. The Broncos would add two more runs in the inning and go to the fourth inning leading 14-0.
In the Top of the fourth inning, the Cowboys would get three hits and score their only run of the game.
Going to the bottom of the fifth inning, with the score 14-0, the Broncos would add two more runs. With one out, Mike Molina would get a single and bring to the plate Jalen Watterson. Watterson, facing a 1-3 count, smacked his next pitch over the fence in right field, scoring him and Molina.
Justin Yates started on the mound for the Broncos with a strong performance striking out 5 batters, no walks and giving up just 4 hits. Austin Thomas would come in to close the game in the top of the 6th inning. He would face 8 batters, striking out 4, and giving up just three hits, ending the game with a strike out to give the Broncos the golden ticket to the Championship game.
The Bishop Broncos will face the Lindsay Cardinals, the number two ranked team, for the Championship on Saturday in Visalia. Lindsay defeated Roosevelt, Tuesday, 15-2.
Lindsay enters the championship game with an over all record of 18-12 and finished league 11-4. The Broncos go into the game 15-5-1 over all and 8-2 in league.
We will broadcast the game for you on 1230AM KBOV and online at http://www.kibskbov.com Game time is yet to be determined.
The 2017-18 BUHS Varsity Basketball team had their awards banquet recently and the following student-athletes were recognized:
BISHOP VARSITY TEAM AWARDS:
6th man of the Year – Kanyon Martinez
Rookie of the Year – Joe Weaver
Coaches Award – Luis Esparza
Mr. Hustle Award – Luke Mcclean
Big Man Award and Most Improved award – Sam Moose
Big Man Award – Hunter Waasdrop
Best Offensive Player Izaiah Anderson
Best Defensive Player – Mike Molina
Bronco MVP – Tommy Ruelas
All League Honors:
All League Academic – Luke Mcclean
All League Honorable Mention – Hunter Waasdorp
First Team All League – Mikey Molina
First Team All League Izaiah Anderson
****HIGH DESERT LEAGUE MVP – Tommy Ruelas*****
(Photos:Tommy Ruelas High Desert MVP)
(Varsity Basketball Team Pictured Left to Right: Kanyon Martinez, Tommy Ruelas, Izaiah Anderson, Sam Moose, Hunter Waasdorp, Mikey Molina, Luis Esparza, Luke McClean, Joe Weaver, Coaches: Asst coach: Danen Spoonhunter, Head Coach: Gordon Moose, Asst Coach: Brad Weaver)
The Lone Pine Lady Eagles Softball season came to an end, Thursday, as they were defeated by Marymount in the first round of the CIF Southern Section Division 7 Championships.
The Lady Eagles three runs all came in the third inning in their losing effort. Marymount scored three runs in the first, four in the second, two in the third, three in the fourth and one in the fifth.
The Lady Eagles finished the regular season as Co-Champions with Vasquez.
KIBS/KBOV congratulates the Lady Eagles on a great season!