Brad Greene Signs with UC Irvine

Lone Pine Star Signs with UC Irvine

by Arnie Palu

Brad Greene can’t help but stand out.  At 6 feet 11 inches the Lone Pine High School Senior is often head and shoulders above his classmates.  On the basketball court the center has dominated the Desert Mountain League drawing attention from colleges and universities nationwide.  Wednesday was the first day basketball players could sign national letters of intent, and Greene wasted no time signing on to play basketball with the University of California Irvine.

Greene took time Wednesday to speak about signing with UC Irvine…

cover photo by Gary Young. Greene vs. Bishop Union in 2014.

brad greene, lone pine high school basketball, desert mt league basketball, uc irvine

Tough Tuesday for Area Volleyball

3 of 4 local teams fall in Tuesday’s Opening round

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.

Mammoth Huskies

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.

Indivdiual Statistics:
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.

Individual Statistics:
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.

eastern sierra high school volleyball, bishop union bronco volleyball, mammoth high school volleyball, lone pine high school volleyball, big pine high school volleyball

Sam Adams Keys KV comeback

Kern Valley wins third straight HDL football title

by Arnie Palu

Bishop Union High school football took a 14-3 halftime lead into the locker room Friday Night.  In the second Kern Valley Senior Sammy Adams started the KV revolution.  Adams founded the Kern Valley comeback with a series of big plays starting with returning the second half kickoff 85-yards for a touchdown.  Adams second half heroics included jarring a would be touchdown pass from a Bronco receiver, scoring the go-ahead touchdown with 3:42 to play, and picking off a broncos pass in the final seconds putting the game on ice.  Kern Valley wins the HDL title with a 17-14 win.  Football is a team game, but Sammy Adams owned the second half of this rivalry game.   Kern Valley fans will surely be toasting Sam Adams for years to come when they remember their 2015 High Desert League Championship.

Bishop Union now must turn the page and get ready for the postseason.  The Broncos finish the regular season with a 4-6 record including a 2-2 mark in the High Desert League, good for third place behind KV and runner up California City. 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 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-Kern Valley photo gallery by Gary Young

#55 Joe Mayhugh blocks for #32 Marty Tiernan. Marty’s 30 yard run set up a 1-yard Ryan Graves 2nd quarter TD run.
#70 Ryan Rennie and #31 Angel Santana close in on #12 Jacob Lightner.
#31 Santana and #32 Tiernan wrap up #12 Lightner
#11 Izaak Morgenstein avoids #50 Blake Lanterman
#55 Joe Mayhugh blocks for #4 Ryan Graves. KV’s #32 Austin Hurley closes in.
#8 Hunter Kampmoyer scores a 1st quarter TD.
#22 Sean Brown returns the opening kickoff.
#24 Mike Molina tracking down #12 Jacob Lightner.
#2 Zach Bushling
Mike Molina runs behind blocks from #8 Kampmoyer, #55 Mayhugh and #68 Alex Romero
KV’s Jacob Lightner tackled by a quartet of Broncos
#25 Sammy Adams delivers a big hit on 4th down. #12 Austin Jones is the intended receiver.
#25 Sammy Adams pulls away for the game winning touchdown.
bishop union high school football, kern valley high school football, high desert league football, sammy adams

Fall CIF Playoff Schedules

Fall Postseason Schedules

Arnie Palu

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 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.

Mammoth Volleyball
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.

Eastern sierra high school sports, bishop union high school sports, bishop bronco football, mammoth high school volleyball, cif playoffs

BUHS volleyball sweeps rival Kern Valley

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.
Individual statistics:
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

Bishop falls to Frazier, Lone Pine flips into playoffs

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.

Individual Statistics:
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.

high desert league volleyball, bishop union high school volleyball, lone pine high school volleyball, desert mountain league volleyball

BUHS Volleyball takes down Cal City in 5

Bishop Union Volleyball celebrates homecoming win

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.

Individual Statistics.
#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.

#11 Rachel Turner
#11 Rachel Turner and #18 Sydney Frigerio
#33 Maria Jimenez and #11 Rachel Turner
#32 Little Eva Lent
#18 Sydney Frigerio
#13 Kiara Cox
#15 Carly Todd
left to right, Maria Jimenez, Ashley Worley, Rebeka Riesen


Bishop Union High School Volleyball, bishop bronco sports, high desert league volleyball, bishop union high school sports

BUHS Football Photos

BUHS Football at Cal City Gallery

The 2015 Bishop Union high school bronco football teams celebrate homecoming this weekend.  Frazier Mt is coming to town with only a Varsity team.  Kick off is set for 7pm at Bishop Union’s John Schwab field.  Gates open to the public at 6pm with the homecoming festivities starting at 6:30.  The football game will be broadcast live on AM 1230 in the greater Bishop area and will be available live here at via the listen live link.  Arnie Palu and Rock Baker will have the call.

Frazier Mt is 0-8 on the year under the direction of 1st year head coach Marc Sandall.  Bishop Union is 3-5 overall and 1-1 in High Desert League play under the leadership of Coach Bill Egan.  Coach Egan is in his 15th season as the head man of Bronco football and has guided the Broncos to the post-season every year.  Bishop Union returns home after a four game road trip, including a pair of losses last week at California City. The Broncos wrap up the regular season with a pair of home games including Friday nights homecoming dual with Frazier Mt and next Friday’s home game with rival Kern Valley.  KV (2-0) is hosting California City (3-0) in a marque HDL match up this Friday.

California City Photo Gallery
Photos by Lorenzo Parra

Bronco JV defense including #78 Hunter Thomas
#67 Ed Piper
#44 Tian DeBeaupre
#3 Troy Erickson
#11 Izaak Morgenstein and #21 Allan Torres defending #3 Deonta Macloren
#70 Ryan Rennie
#11 Izaak Morgenstein
#4 Ryan Graves
#8 Hunter Kampmoyer
#20 Ethan Lamb
#8 Hunter Kampmoyer
#28 Logan Stephenson
#21 Alan Torre and #24 Mike Molina
bishop union high school football, bishop bronco football, high desert league football, california city football,

Big Pine volleyball vs Baker

Hi-Lo league match goes to Baker

The Baker Valley high school volleyball team topped Big Pine Tuesday in a Hi-Lo league match.  Baker won in 5 games.  Big Pine won game one, 25-19, dropped game two 20-15, won game three 25-20, then dropped game four 21-25 and the deciding fifth game 11-15.

Individual Statistics:
Cassie Meza – 4 points, 10 attacks, 2 kills, 19 digs.
Lauren Simpson – 9 points, 34 attacks, 8 kills, 6 assists, 12 digs.
Gabby Meza – 7 points, 3 aces, 14 attacks, 3 kills, 2 assists, 23 digs.
Aurora Toledo – 6 points, 1 ace, 7 attacks, 13 digs.
Cammbrianna Marquez – 8 attacks, 6 digs.
Gena Lewis – 8 points, 4 aces, 31 attacks, 3 kills, 12 assists, 24 digs.
Anah-Kee Mason – 14 points, 5 aces, 25 attacks, 5 kills, 16 digs.

Submitted by coach Shelly Snoderly

big pine high school volleyball, big pine high school, hi-lo league volleyball, shelly snoderly, lauren simpson

Lone Pine Volleyball falls to Boron

Lone Pine now 6-6 in DML play

Submitted by Coach Mel Joseph:

Boron, CA – Lone Pine traveled to Boron Tuesday and fell in a very competitive five game match.  Lone Pine won games 1 and 2 (25-20, 25-16) then dropped games 3 and 4 (22-25, 23-25) setting up the tie breaker losing 11-15.  “We jumped all over the Lady Cats in the first two games and just could not finish in games three and four”.  “Boron is always a tough place to play, our game plan worked, it was just some key errors that got us; again, I was proud of our cohesive effort”.  Lone Pine is now 6-6 in the DML, and currently in 4th place, clinging to the final playoff spot out of the tough DML.  The Lady Eagles will now host the #2 ranked Desert Scorpions on Thursday (JV will start at 3:00PM) then finish out the regular season on Friday hosting Silver Valley.  Coach Joseph will honor his six seniors on Friday against the Trojans.  JV begins at 4:00PM

Individual Statistics
Setter Niki Martinez, 12/12 Serving, 2 Kills, 4 Blocks, 23 Assists, and 19 Digs.
Outside Hitter Abby Southey, 20/21 Serving, 5 Aces, 8 Kills, and 11 Digs.
Opposite Hitter Lena Cariou, 13/13 Serving, 2 Aces, 5 Kills, and 7 Digs.
Middle Hitter Taylor Corona, 3 Kills, and 5 Blocks.
Outside Hitter Katelyn Button,14/15 Serving, 5 Kills, and 7 Digs.
Libero Lacie Jones, 27/27 Serving, 5 Aces, 2 Kills, and 27 Digs.
Middle Hitter Katie Lacey, 11/12 Serving, 3 Aces, 8 Kills, 6 Blocks, and 4 Digs.

Junior Varsity
The Lone Pine JV got back to their winning ways defeating Boron 25-15, 26-24.  The JV’s are now 9-1 DML, 12-2 overall.
Individual stats:
Celia Ray- 10/11 serving, 3 aces, 5 assists, and 3 digs.
Shelby Chavez- 100% serving, 2 kills, and 6 digs.
Jessianne Joiner-  13 kills, 4 blocks, and 5 digs.
Berenice Gutierrez- 5 aces, 4 assists, and 3 digs.
Juliann Jones- 2 kills, and 4 digs.
Mariah Button- 100% serving, 2 kills, and 4 digs.
Marissa Honeyman- DNP.

lone pine high school volleyball, lone pine high school sports, desert mountain league volleyball, boron volleyball