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 through the listen live link.

Bishop Union 42
Mammoth   6

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

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.


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.

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 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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BUHS opens JV tourney with a win

BUHS JV boys basketball tops Rio Hondo

By Arne Palu

The Bishop Union High School JV boys basketball team started play in the 9th annual JV Christmas Classic with an impressive 66-42 win over Rio Hondo Prep.  Coach Steve Omohundro’s team had balanced scoring with 4 players reaching double digits.  Moran West poured in a team high 19, followed by fellow sophomores Trace Sapp and Edward Piper with 14 points and Carson Eldridge with 10.  Izaak Morganstein added 5 points and Cal Omohundro chipped in with 4.

In other action Monday Mineral County High school beat Immanuel Christian’s varsity 76-57 and Lee Vining beat Lone Pine 46-38.  The JV classic continues on today with 5 more games and wraps up on Wednesday with Bracket play beginning at 8am.

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BUHS swamped by the Serpents

BUHS opens the Christmas Classic vs Mineral County

By Arnie Palu

Bishop Union opened their 38th Annual Christmas Classic with a disappointing 53-47 loss.  Mineral County High school from Hawthorne Nevada used an amazing 19-point 4th quarter from Junior Andre Davis to complete their comeback victory.  Bishop Union held a 34-31 lead heading into the final quarter, but MCHS roared back thanks to Davis’s 19-point effort that included four, 3-point baskets and 5 of 6 shots from the free throw line.  Freshman Robert McFalls joined Davis with 19 points, including a clutch, 4th quarter 3-point play.  Bishop was led by sophomore Mike Molina with 13 points.  Dru Allen chipped in with 12 points, all from behind the 3-point arc.

BUHS Scoring
Mike Molina 13.
Dru Allen 12.
Ziggy Armitage 10.
Sean Brown 7.
Daniel Olsen 3.
Tommy Ruelas 2.

In other action from Monday, Rio Hondo Prep clipped Mammoth 65-31 and Rio Hondo Prep topped Mineral County 62-54.

The Bishop Union Christmas classic continues on today (Tuesday, December 29th) with a trio of games.  Mammoth plays MCHS at 2:30, Bishop Union takes on Mammoth at 4pm, and Rio Hondo Prep squares off with Bishop Union in the night cap at 7pm.

Wednesday Schedule will include three games, the #1 seed and #4 seed will play at 9am.  The #2 and #3 seeds will square off at 10:30 with the winners playing for the championship at 1pm.  All varsity games are played in Bishop Union High’s Gus Klekas Gym.

cover photo, meeting of the captains. Photo by Arnie Palu

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38th Annual Bishop Union Christmas Classic

Bishop Union Christmas Classic Basketball Tournament

by Arnie Palu

The Varsity version of the annual Bishop Union Christmas Classic will feature four teams.  Host Bishop Union, Mineral County, Mammoth and Rio Hondo Prep will face off in the 38th edition of the Bishop Basketball Tournament.
The 9th annual JV Tournament will include Bishop Union, Immanuel Christian, Rio Hondo Prep, Lee Vining, Lone Pine, and Mineral County.

Varsity Schedule
Monday, December 28th
Game 1, Bishop Union vs. Mineral County. 2pm
Game 2, Mammoth vs. Rio Hondo Prep. 3:30pm
Game 3, Mineral County vs. Rio Hondo Prep. 6:30pm

Tuesday, December 29th
Game 4, Mammoth vs. Mineral County. 2:30pm
Game 5, Bishop Union vs. Mammoth. 4pm
Game 6, Rio Hondo vs. Bishop Union. 7pm.

Wednesday, December 30th
Game 7, #1 seed vs. #4 seed. 9am
Game 8, #2 seed vs. #3 seed. 10:30am
Game 9, Championship Game. 1pm

JV Schedule
Monday, December 28th
Game 1, MCHS vs. IC. 2pm
Game 2, LV vs. LP. 3:30pm
Game 3, BUHS vs RHP 5pm (west gym)

Tuesday, December 29th
Game 4, BUHS vs. MCHS. 9am
Game 5, IC vs. LP. 10:30am
Game 6, RHP vs. LV. 12:00 noon

Game 7-12, Bracket Play begins.
JV games will be played in the East Gym, unless noted.

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Bishop Sweeps the Serpents

Bishop Union Takes 4 games from Mineral County

by Arnie Palu

Bishop Union High School enjoyed the home court advantage Tuesday night sweeping Mineral County High School.  Bishop Union basketball won four games and now digs in for final exams.  The Bronco student athletes have finals this week and enjoy a Christmas break that will run from Monday December 21st through January 1st.  Classes resume on Monday, January 4th.  That break will be interrupted by the Christmas Classic basketball tournament (December 28-30) for the boys and girls home games with Strathmore (December 29th).

Varsity Boys
Mineral County 59
Bishop Union    73

Andrew Allen, 17.
Daniel Olsen,  12.
Ziggy Armitage,  8.
Sean Brown,  7.
Mike Molina,  6.
Anthony Vega,  6.
Anthony Miller,  4.
Tommy Ruelas,  4.
Gene Dondero, 4.
Brandon Forrest,  2.
Chucky Keller,  2.

Varsity Girls
Mineral County 22
Bishop Union    59

Team Statistics
Little Eva Lent: 18 points and 12 rebounds.
Maria Jimenez: 12 points and 11 rebounds.
Cienna Martinez: 8 points.
Topah Scherer: 6 points.
Sophia Thomas: 5 points.
Sabrina Barlow: 3 points.
Drew Dondero: 3 points.
Kassidie Duckey: 2 points.
Rosalind Cardenas: 2 points.

Coaches Comments, “This victory was a real team win with everyone on the team participating and scoring! I am so proud of my team’s focus and determination with this long stretch of games we just completed.  We continue to grow as a club and I can’t wait to see what is yet to come continuing to build this camaraderie.”  Coach Tara Auld

Boys Junior Varsity
Mineral County 49
Bishop Union      56

Trace Sapp, 21 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assist.
Moran West,  8 points,  3 rebounds,  4-4 free throws.
Kanyon Martinez,  12 points,  5 rebounds,  4 assist, 4-4 free throws. Izaak Morgenstein, 7 points,  6 rebounds,  1 assist.
Carson Eldridge,  4 points,  4 rebounds.
Sam Moose,  2 points,  4 rebounds.
Edward Piper,  2 points,  2 rebounds.

Coaches Comments, “Good win tonight over a skilled Hawthorne team. Everyone gave great effort and battled back from a first quarter deficit 8-4, and we were down 23-21 at half.   We out scored Mineral County in the 3rd quarter 26-12, taking the lead by 11. Lost the 4th quarter 9-6.”  Coach Steve Omohundro

Girls Junior Varsity
Mineral County 19
Bishop Union     21

Individual Scoring
Liza Joya – 1 point.
Gracie Soto – 2 points.
Morningstar Lent – 9 points.
Falicity Lopez – 5 points.
Darline Haro- 4 points.
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Lone Pine Football Awards

Lone Pine Golden Eagle Football Awards

by Arnie Palu

The Lone Pine High School Golden Eagles football team placed five student athletes on the Hi-Lo League first team and senior Doug Moore made All-CIF. Coach Jone Kane’s Lone Pine Football team finished 2015 with a 6-3 record.

Senior running-back and linebacker Doug Moore was named to the All-CIF eight man football team by the Eight-Man football Coaches Association. Coach Kane notes that Moore rushed for over 1,000 yards, scored 15 touchdowns, and was also the team leader in total tackles. Moore is joined on the All-CIF team by a pair of Hi-Lo league rivals, Trona’s Gunnar Cartmell and Malik Evans, both juniors.

Moore leads a group of five Golden Eagles who were named to the Hi-Lo League first team. In addition to Moore, seniors Kyler Francone (linebacker/tightend) and Eddy Ivey (offensive/defensive line) were named to the first team. Junior receiver Adrian Gonzales and sophomore quarterback Dylan Noland earned 1st team honors.

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Bishop Union Wrestling

Bishop Bronco Wrestling

Submitted by assistant coach Dr. Mark Hodges

Saturday, December 12th, two members of the Bishop Bronco Wrestling team competed in a tournament at Lancaster High School. The Broncos attending were the Mayhugh brothers:
Junior Joseph Mayhugh at 160 lbs
Freshman Mark Mayhugh at 106 lbs

In his first match, freshman Mark Mayhugh started strong by defeating his opponent in a 14-1 major decision. Although he wrestled hard, he ended up losing his next two matches, one against the #2 seeded wrestler in the tournament.

Junior Joseph Mayhugh started the tournament against a wrestler who beat him in last week’s tournament. Joe moved well on his feet, was aggressive, but was caught in a throw and pinned. During the match, he reinjured his knee, so had to call it a day.

Coach Joseph said, “It wasn’t our best day. We are concerned about Joe’s health and although Mark continues to improve, he really needs a partner close to his weight in the wrestling room.”

The Bronco with the best record this season is freshman Mark Mayhugh with a record of 4-4 with 3 wins by pin.

The Broncos next action will be in January at Millikan High School in Long Beach.

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