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BUHS opens HDL play vs. Rosamond

Bishop Union splits HDL games vs Rosamond

by Arnie Palu
January 18, 2016

Bishop Union High School’s girls basketball teams won their High Desert League opening games Friday night, while the boys dropped theirs.  Bishop will take to the hardwood of California City on Friday the 22nd.

Varsity Boys
Rosamond 80
Bishop Union 58
Rosamond won the HDL title last year and looks to be the favorite again.  The roadrunners improve their record to 13-2 with a 80-58 win over Bishop Union.  The Broncos kept the game close early, but faded late as Rosamond dunked their way to an impressive win.  Both Caeleb Roney and DeMorea Green had multiple slam dunks including a pair of spectacular alley-oops.  Roney scored a game high 24 points,  with Green adding 20.  Bishop Union was led by sophomore Mike Molina’s 22 points with Ziggy Armitage adding 16 off the Bronco bench.  Ziggy’s 11-second quarter points kept Bishop Union within striking distance, trailing 39-28 at the half.
Individual Statistics
Mike Molina, 22 points, 3 assists, 2 steal.
Ziggy Armitage, 16 points, 2 assists.
Sean Brown, 8 points, 7 rebounds.
Dru Allen, 7 points, 6 assists, 5 rebounds.
Dan Olsen, 3 points, 3 assists, 2 rebounds.
Tommy Ruelas, 2 points, 5 assists, 3 rebounds

Varsity Girls
Rosamond 22
Bishop Union 53
The Broncos opened up their HDL title defense with a defensive statement.  Bishop Union’s pressure defense helped the Broncos open up a 22-5 first quarter lead.  The Broncos never looked back securing a strong 53-22 win.  Sabrina Barlow made several buckets in transition with Cienna Martinez hitting three early 3-point shots helping the Broncos open a big lead.  Congratulations to first year head Coach Tara Auld securing her first HDL win.

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Coach Tara Auld coaching up the Broncos during their win over Rosamond. Photo by Arnie Palu

Individual Statistics
Sabrina Barlow, 14 points.
Maria Jimenez, 12 points.
Cienna Martinez, 9 points.
Little Eva Lent, 8 points.
Drew Dondero, 5 points.
Topah Scherer, 4 points.
Sophia Thomas, 2 points

JV Girls
Rosamond 26
Bishop Union 27
Individual Statistics
Morningstar Lent, 13 points.
Gracie Soto, 7 points.
Julie Cepeda, 5 points.
Hanna Frankson, 2 points.

JV Boys
Rosamond 46
Bishop Union 39
The Bronco JV boys long HDL winning streak was snapped Friday.  The Bronco JV boys went unbeaten last season, but suffered a HDL defeat Friday at the hands of Rosamond.  The Roadrunners started fast opening up a 9-2 1st quarter lead.  Bishop bounced back with an impressive 2nd quarter to pull within 19-15 at the break.  Rosamond held a narrow 32-27 lead heading into the 4th quarter and held off a fierce Bronco charge.

All four Bronco teams will travel to California City on Friday, January 22nd for HDL action.  All Bronco HDL varsity boys games are broadcast live on AM 1230 KBOV.

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Dohnel’s crazy 8 leads Bishop

Bishop Soccer splits with Mammoth

By Arnie Palu

Bishop Union High School played host to the Mammoth Huskies Thursday at John Schwab Field.  Freshman Katie Dohnel found the back on the net an amazing 8 times pacing the Bronco Girls to a 10-1 win.  The Varsity boys grabbed an early lead, but fell 4-3.  Bishop Union will return to High Desert League play on Tuesday, January 19th with a home match with California City.

Boy’s Varsity Soccer
Mammoth 4
Bishop Union 3
Coach Peter Thomson, “Bishop opened the scoring at the 2:45 mark when Juan Solario scored on an assist from Tony Sears. 20 minutes later Bishop doubled their lead when Mario Velasco scored an unassisted goal. Mammoth responded with 3 unanswered goals to take a 1 goal lead at half. Bishop tied the score 2 min into the second half on an unassisted goal by Alan Torres. The score remained tied until the last minute of the match when Mammoth scored the go ahead goal.”

Girls Varsity Soccer
Mammoth 1
Bishop Union 10

Individual Statistics
Katie Dohnel, 8 goals.
Brittany Santana, 1 goal, 1 assist.
Shelby McKinley, 1 assist.
Kailyn Boxley, 2 assists.
Chloe Almeida, 1 assist.
Brissa Lopez, 1 goal.
Coach Manny Terrasas notes solid defense by Kori Boxley and Emeli Mora.

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Tonopah Wrestling

Muckers Compete at Pahranagat Valley Invite

The Tonopah Muckers wrestling team competed at the Pahranagat Valley Invitational (2A thru 4A schools) recently.  The team champions were Boulder City High School. 

Individual results

Tanner Otteson, 138lbs. Finished 4-1.  3rd place with his  only loss to former State Champion Derek Mathews  of Lincoln County.  Tanner lost to him 18-13.
Kevin Pope, 182 lbs. 2-2. 4th place.
Koa Elliott, 160 lbs. 2-2.  5th place.
Matt Melendez, 138lbs.  2-2.  5th place.
Austin Leach, 106 lbs. 0-2.

Coaches Comments: “Tough tournament, the Muckers  faced many large schools from Las Vegas in this tournament. They Wrestled well, good for them to face tough competition.”

The Muckers will be at Spring Creek Invitational this week.

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End of an Era, Coach Egan Steps down

Coach Bill Egan Steps down after 15 seasons

By Arnie Palu
January 13, 2016

After 15 seasons as the Head Coach of Bishop Union High Schools football program, Bill Egan is stepping down.  Egan will continue on as a teacher at BUHS.  Coach Egan’s run at BUHS includes an overall record of 114-64 leading the Broncos to the CIF playoffs each of his 15 seasons including capturing a CIF Southern Section championship in 2010.

Coach Egan’s teams won High Desert League championships 6 times.  The Broncos winning  the HDL crown in 2003, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2011, and 2012.

Coach Egan begin at Bishop Union High School in 2001 leading the Broncos to a 6-4 record and third place league finish.  The Broncos showed steady improvement in the early 2000’s capturing the High Desert League title in 2003 and finishing with a 11-2 record.  The 2003 Broncos lost to LA Baptist in the CIF semifinals 21-14, with a last second Bronco drive coming up just short.  Under Coach Egan the Broncos consistently made deep playoff runs.

Under Coach Egan’s leadership the Broncos claimed the 2010 CIF southern section northeastern division championship.  The Broncos finished 2010 with a 13-1 record.  Coach Egan was named the CIF SS Northeastern Division Coach of the year.  Bishop’s path to the championship included sound playoff victories over Mojave (41-0), at Chadwick (49-20), and Pasadena Poly (44-14).  The 2010 championship game played at Bishop Union’s John Schawb field featured two public school, Bishop Union and former Desert Inyo League rival Boron.  Bishop withstood a late bobcat charge winning the title game 30-22.  Coach Egan and the talented 2010 Broncos delivered BUHS their second CIF football title, the first coming in 1957.

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2010 Champions. Left to right, Curran Simpson, #71 Schain Thomson (obstructed) #30 Kiko Gonzales, #3 Cody Rigney, #24 Ravneet Singh, #70 Steve Orihuela. Photo by Gary Young
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Coach Egan and the 2010 Broncos prepare to take the field prior to the Championship Game with Boron. Photo by Gary Young
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Coach Egan and staff prepare to say goodbye to the 2015/2016 Bronco Seniors after 1st round CIF Central Section playoff loss at Mendota. Photo by James Tyler

Coach Egan is always quick to thank his wife Maggie for her support.  Mrs. Coach, as referred to by Bronco players, has served side by side with Coach Egan.   Maggie has provided countless hours to the Bronco football program serving in every possible way.  From organizing and running fundraisers to baking the famous “Bronco Brownies” and everything in-between.  Maggie was a pillar of the Bronco sideline the past 15 seasons delivering water at time outs and providing tender care to injured Broncos.  A highlight of what I expect was a roller-coaster of emotions-type day at the Egan home, the Medical Staff at Bishop’s Northern Inyo Hospital presented a $10,000 check to Maggie Tuesday.  The generous donation is headed to City of Hope for Cancer Research.  Ups and downs no doubt…but also a huge impact, no doubt.

Coach Egan and Mrs. Coach leave large shoes to fill at the Bishop Union High School football program.

Cover Photo by Gary Young

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BUHS Ski and Snowboard teams compete

Bishop Union begins Ski and Snowboard seasons

Submitted by Coach Jake Kiddoo
BUHS Ski Team Race Giant Slalom Race 1 Boys:
Ryan Kiddoo 4th place
Dylon Scott  6th
Will Dillard 8th
Harrison Greer 10th
Girls
Dani Derousseau 9th
Anna Brown 11th
Tenya Tordoff 13th
BUHS Snowboard Team GS Race 1 Boys:
Carson Reid 2nd
Nik Orrill 15th
Owen Omondi 16th
Harry Khurana 35th
Cullen Auckee DNF
Girls:
Mary Stone 4th.
BUHS Ski Team Race 2 results Boys:
Ryan Kiddoo 5th
Dylon Scott 7th
Will Dillard 10th
Harrison Greer DNF
Girls Race 2
Anna Brown 9th
Dani Derousseau 10th
Tenya Tordoff 12th
BUHS Snowboard Team Race 2
Carson Ried 2nd
Owen Omondi 15th
Nik Orrill 16th
Cullen Auckee 27th
Harry Khurana 33rd
Girls Mary Stone DNF
Coaches Comments:
“The First Race was a great success,  Coach Jake Kiddoo and Coach Trina Orrill cant be more happier with the Ski and Snowboard Team.  Next Race is this Friday.  Slalom Race 1 and 2.”
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Bishop Unions Kiara Cox Heading to Australia

Kiara Cox Selected to Down Under Tournament Team

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
www.DownUnderSports.com/payment?160660

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.

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Bishop Union Basketball

BUHS Basketball bounces the Bobcats and Huskies

By Arnie Palu
January 8, 2016

High Desert League play begins in 7 days.  The Bishop Union High School Varsity Girls have a HDL title to defend.  Thursday night the Broncos made quick work of the Mammoth Huskies in their final pre-league tune up.  While the Varsity Girls were winning 42-6, the Junior Varsity teams traveled to Boron for non-league games with the Bobcats.  Both Bishop JV teams returned home winners.

All four Bishop Union High School Basketball teams open High Desert League play on Friday, January 15th.  Rosamond will make the trip to Bishop with games set to begin at 3:00 and 4:30 for JV’s with the varsity action at 6:00 and 7:30.  The Varsity boys game will be broadcast live on AM 1230 KBOV and here at kibskbov.com through the listen live link.

Bishop-Mammoth
Bishop Union 42
Mammoth   6

Statistics
Sabrina Barlow- 13.
Topah Scherer- 11.
Maria Jimenez-6, 11 steals.
LIitle Eva Lent- 5.
Rosalind Cardenas- 4.
Cienna Martinez- 3.

Bishop Union JV @ Boron
Boys

Bishop Union 64
Boron 29

Individual Scoring
Trace Sapp, 21.
Moran West, 16.
Ed Piper, 8.
Hunter Waasdorp 8.
Cal Omohundro, 6.
Tommy Ruelas, 4.
Sam Moose, 1.

Girls

Bishop Union 34
Boron           16

Individual Scoring
Gracie Soto, 18.
Morningstar Lent, 12.
Kassidie Duckey, 4.

Coaches Comments, “It was a really good game, Boron hung in there with us the first half and then we started pulling away in the second half.  We were getting more fast breaks and our shots started falling in. Overall it was a pleasure to play against Boron.” Coach Tammy Spoonhunter

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Lone Pine Volleyball Dinner

Lone Pine Volleyball Spaghetti Dinner

The Lone Pine Volleyball program is holding a fundraising spaghetti dinner on Thursday, January 14th.  The meal will include spaghetti, garlic bread and green salad.  Dinner will be served at the Lone Pine VFW post at 481 south main street.  The fundraiser will run from 4pm to 6:30pm with take out available.

Pre-Order your dinner for $8 by contacting Coach Mel Joseph (760) 382-0406 or Coach Alicia Brice (760) 614-0317.  All proceeds will benefit the Lo-Inyo Middle School and Lone Pine High School Volleyball Programs.

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Rio Hondo Prep Wins the Bishop Union Christmas Classic

Rio Hondo Prep beats Bishop Union in the Championship Game

by Arnie Palu

Rio Hondo Prep head coach Ken Drain leads the Kares to the Bishop Union High School Christmas Classic championship.

The Rio Hondo Prep Kares finished off a perfect tournament Wednesday afternoon with a solid win, 57-42 over host Bishop Union.  The Kares used a balanced scoring attack opening up a 33-27 halftime lead.  6-10 Sampson Sly did the dirty work in the paint leading the Kares with 15 points.  Guards Victor Tsogt (12 points) and Dominic Chico (12 points) provided sharp ball handling skills and hit clutch outside shots.  Bishop Union was paced by junior Sean Brown.  Brown scored a game high 17 points.  Bishop Union sophomore Mike Molina added 10 points.

Bishop Union played Rio Hondo Tuesday night falling by just one point, but in Wednesday’s championship game the Kares left no doubt.  Rio Hondo defeated Mammoth to advance to the final while Bishop Union avenged an opening day loss to Mineral County High School to reach the championship game.

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left to right, 12 Clark Bolinger, 13 Jayoung Wong, 20 Domenico Chico, 4 Victor Tsogt, 25 Kyle Horton, 22 Sampson Sly, 42 Hayden Wideman, 32 Ray Martinez, 5 Justin Chang, 3 Mikey Tsogt, 15 Stephen Santizo. Photo by Arnie Palu

Bishop Union has just one non-league game before opening High Desert League play on Friday January 15th.  The Broncos will go to Lee Vining on Tuesday, January 5th to take on the Tigers.  HDL play starts on Friday, January 15th with a home match up with defending HDL champs Rosamond.  All Bronco Varsity boys HDL basketball games will be broadcast live on AM 1230 KBOV and streamed live here at kibskbov.com through the listen live link.

Junior Varsity
The Bishop Union High School JV team defeated Immanuel Christian in the JV championship game.

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Final Day of the Christmas Classic

BUHS Christmas Classic wraps up today

By Arnie Palu

The 38th annual Bishop Union High School Christmas Classic basketball tournament is in it’s final day.  The varsity bracket is set with #1 seed Rio Hondo Prep (3-0) playing #4 Mammoth (0-3) at 9am.  #2 Mineral County High (2-1) plays #3 Bishop Union (1-2) at 10:30.  The Varsity final tips off at 1pm in Gus Klekas Gymnasium.

The Junior Varsity bracket is also set.  Lone Pine and Rio Hondo Prep are playing in the consolation game at 8am.  Bishop Union (#2 seed) takes on Mineral County at 9:30 in one semifinal game and Lee Vining (#1 seed) faces off with Immanuel Christian in the second semifinal game at 11am.  The JV final will begin at 1pm in the East Gym.

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