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!
On a perfect weather day, the Bishop Broncos Varsity Baseball Team advanced to the Semi-Finals of the Central Section CIF Les Schwab Boys Baseball Championships (Division 6), by defeating the Kern Valley Broncos, at home 17-1.
The Broncs would get on the scoreboard in the first inning and take a 1-0 lead going to the bottom of the first. After Justin Yates walked, Mike Kubiak would hit a monster fly ball that would be ruled a ground rule double to left field.
Brodie Maloney would follow with a double to center field that brought Yates and Kubiak around to score to take the lead 2-1.
Next up was Cal Omohundro who would hit the second double of the inning bringing Maloney home. Going to the top of the second the Broncos had the lead 3-1.
From that point on, it was all Bishop Broncos as they would hold Kern Valley scoreless the rest of the game.
In the Bottom of the second Lukas Di Angelo would reach first on an error. With two outs, Kubiak would hit a ground ball to left. That would bring Maloney to the plate.
With a 1-1 count, Maloney would get the games only home run as he would hit rocket that landed on the boys locker room roof and make the score 6-1.
Lorenzo Parra would follow Maloney with a triple. Omohundro came to the plate and a single to the opposite field, scoring Parra.
Heading to the third inning, the Broncos would hold on to a 7-1 lead.Both teams were held scoreless in the third inning. In the Fourth, the Broncos would add to two more runs on a hit by Parra and a sacrifice fly by Omohundro and increase the Bronco lead 9-1.
In the fifth inning, the Broncos added four more runs and another four in the six inning.
Justin Yates, on the mound for the Broncos, went six innings to get the win striking out six batters, one walk and allowing just four hits.
Austin Thomas would come in to close the game in the seventh inning facing four batters, with one walk and two strike outs.
The final score Bishop Broncos 17 runs, 17 hits and 4 errors. Kern Valley Broncs 1 run, 3 hits and 4 errors. The number one seed, Broncos, advance to the semi-final game on Tuesday. As the number one seed, the Broncos will host the Semi-Final.
The Broncos will face the #5 seeded Team, the Riverdale Cowboys, who defeated Orange Cove 7-2. Riverdale has an overall record of 14-15 and the Broncos enter the game with an overall record of 14-5-1.
New season, new faces, new coaching strategies? Head Coach Steve Omohundro has upped the ante with push-ups! There are a few ways Bishop Bronco players earn the right of doing push ups during the game. One of those ways is strikeouts. If a Bronco player strikes out, he gets the pleasure of doing 10 pushups before entering the dugout…. I like it Coach “O”! Pushup pictures next game for sure.
The Bronco team left the bases loaded in the 1st inning without getting any runs, (no team pushups for that) but the bats came alive in the 2nd inning, lighting up the scoreboard for 6 runs.
Individual stats at the plate:
Mike Molina 1 for 4
Lorenzo Parra 1 for 4 with 2 RBI
Michael Kubiak 2 for 5 with 1 RBI
Hunter Beall 1 for 4
Matt Rosga 2 for 4
Brodie Maloney 2 for 4 with 2 RBI
Justin Yates 1 for 3
The Mammoth pitching was getting in more hits than anyone, nailing Bronco batters with pitches all afternoon. Early season control problems?
Senior pitcher Justin Yates pitched a good game going 5 2/3’s innings giving up 2 runs on 5 hits. Junior pitcher Austin Thomas came in and closed out the game with the final score of 9-2 Broncos.
Next up the annual Yerington tournament in Yerington Nevada.
The motto of this years Varsity football team is “Family”. The Family had each others backs Friday night in Yerington Nevada. The Bronco boys rolled to a 29-12 victory.
Behind the arm and legs of Sophomore QB Luke McClean, who went 6 for 9 passing and ran for 79 yards on 12 attempts, the Bronco offense was clicking on the first game of the season.
Mike Molina is the new running back for the Broncos. and Molina took over the game with his efforts. He rushed for 108 yards with three touchdowns.
Sophomore Wesley Pettet scored his first ever Varsity TD on Friday Night. Pettet shined on defense with 6 tackles against Yerington.
The Bronco defense looked solid all game long. Edward Piper and Hunter Beall led all tacklers with 9 each.
Lorenzo Parra was strong on both sides of the ball. Parra had 2 key receptions in the 4th quarter on offense which kept the Bronco offense on the field and kept the ball away from Yerington which had some momentum in the second half.
Led by head coach Arnie Palu, this Bronco “Family” shined under the Friday Night Lights in Yerington Nevada. Next up – Boron for the Home Opener Friday Night, September 8th in Bishop.
Photos by Gary Young photography
you can check out all of my photos from JV and Varsity at this link