Bishop All Stars Advance

Bishop 9-10 All Stars win Northern Tournament

The Bishop 9-10 All Stars downed Tehachapi 13-1 Tuesday sweeping the Little League Northern Tournament.  Bishop Little League hosted the event.  The local All Stars were not kind hosts out-scoring the competition 64-1.  Bishop opened tourney play with a 36-0 win over Kern River Little League and beat Tehachapi 15-0 and 13-1 to advance to the District 51 final.  The next round will begin Friday for the Bishop All Stars with a dual with the Southern Tournament Champions, which is yet to be determined.  The Southern Championship game will feature Quartz Hill and West Lancaster Little Leagues.  The opening game of that best of 3 game series will begin Friday, with Quartz Hill Little League hosting.  The winning team will represent District 51 in the section tournament in Arcadia.

The 9-10 All Stars are managed by Gian Frigerio with Doug Bowlan and Thom Batchelder serving as coaches.  Team members include Jake Frigerio, Austin Bowlan, Riley Eropkin, Reese Dondero, Acie Valdivia, Kennedy Batchelder, Caleb Gillem, Cain Omohundro, Albert Cano, Andrew Steedle, Brook Weller, and Seth Sanders.

All Photos by Lorenzo Parra.!/index

Northern Tournament Champions!
SS Albert Cano
Brook Weller
Jake Frigerio, safe at home
pitcher Cain Omohundro
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Football Officials Needed

Youth and High School Football Officials Needed

Owens Valley youth and high school football officials are looking for new members to join them for the upcoming football season.  If you have an interest in officiating youth and/or high school football games, possess some basic knowledge of football rules, and are willing to attend meetings and training, then they want to hear from you.
If interested, please contact Andrew Marsh at 760-920-1750, or email at

cover photo by Gary Young

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John Schwab Field enters rehab

Work begins on BUHS Football Field

The rehab of Bishop Union High School’s John Schwab field is underway.   A full irrigation upgrade and turf rehabilitation have begun.  Photos were taken by James Tyler Thursday morning.

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John Schwab field and Gus Klekas Gym
New irrigation infrastructure crossing the track near the south endzone
View from above.
trench near the 50 yard line.
view from the north endzone
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BUHS Coaching Vacancies

Winter Sports Coaches Needed

Bishop Union High School has coaching openings for two winter time sports.  BUHS is looking to fill openings for Boys Varsity Basketball and Soccer.  Both positions are paid coaching positions offering a $2,362.00 stipend.  Applications are available in the BUSD District Office, 656 West Pine Street.  Applicants must be able to provide fingerprint and tuberculosis clearance.  For questions about applying call Kristin Carr at  (760) 872-3680.  For specific questions regarding the positions email athletic director Stacy Van Nest at

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CHSRA State Finals Rodeo

Wednesday Night at the CHSRA
State Finals

Just two nights remain.  The California High School Rodeo Association State Finals Rodeo in Bishop wraps up with evening rodeos in the Mike Boothe Memorial Arena tonight (Thursday, 7pm) and Friday (6pm queen coronation followed by the Rodeo).  Admission is just $6 for adults, kids under the age of 10 get in free.  There is a rodeo tonight at 5pm for children with  special needs.  That event will take place on the front lawn of the Home Economics Building at the Tri-County Fairgrounds.  All are welcome to attend.

Photos by Gary Young.

District 9 rookie Ali Inderbieten of Bishop.
District 6, Karson Montijo.
District 7, Tucker Allen
District 3, Mason Mardesich
District 9 Amanda Bauerle and Hannah Waldvogel.
District 3 Enrique Sanchez
District 2, rookie Junior Liufau
District 7 rookie Gage White
District 3, Vinny Shroyer
District 8, Denny Ritarita.
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State Finals Rodeo

CHSRA State Finals Rodeo

The California High School Rodeo Association State Finals Rodeo is underway this week at Bishop’s Tri-County Fairgrounds.  The States best are competing for scholarships, awards and a spot on the California National Team.  There is nightly rodeo action beginning tonight, June 16th, with the Opening Ceremony at 7pm.  The Tuesday Rodeo kicks off the themed nights with Patriotic night.  All are invited to wear their red, white and blue.  Wednesday, June 17th is Family night with the 7pm rodeo performance.  A family discount makes the Wednesday night rodeo a can’t miss for local rodeo fans.  $20 will get your entire family admission.  Thursday, June 18th is Cancer Awareness Night.  The high school rodeo asks you, “Are you tough enough to wear pink?”   Thursday night at the rodeo is also a chance for those with special needs to participate in a rodeo at 5pm on the lawn near the home economics building at the Tri-County Fairgrounds.  The 7pm rodeo will mark the end of the 2nd go, along with the Senior Introductions and Farewell.  Friday, June 19th is Senior Citizen Night.  At 6pm there will be a crowning of a new state Rodeo Queen followed by the final rodeo performance, the short go, with the top 15 in action.

The Queens with KIBS/KBOV’s Gary Young (center) and Steve Miller.
The 2015 District Queens include Tucker Hammons, district 1, Gracie Pachie, district 2, Jesse Plechaty, district 3, Ashley Galdos, district 4, Katie Serpa, district 5, Corinne Whitney, district 6, Rileigh Wullbrandt, district 7, Marie Livermore, district 8, and Katie DeMott, district 9.

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BUHS Basketball Open Gym

Open Gym at Bishop Union High School

All Bishop Union High school boys interested in playing basketball are welcome to open gym sessions beginning this Wednesday.  Incoming freshman at BUHS are encouraged to attend.  The Wednesday sessions will run from 5:30-7:30pm in the West Gym on the campus of Bishop Union High School.  All participants must have a current physical.

cover photo by Gary Young

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Bishop CC Youth Golf Schedule

Bishop Country Club Youth Dates Set

2015 Junior Golf Dates
June 22nd-24th Junior Clinic 8:30-11:30am
July 20th- 22nd Junior Clinic 8:30-11:30am
Cost: One child $40 / Family two or more $35ea.

Junior Tournaments Dates $10ea.
June 29th 5:00pm Junior Tournament
July 13th 5:00pm Junior Tournament
July 27th 5:00pm Junior Tournament
August 3rd 5:00pm Junior Tournament
August 10th 5:00pm Junior Club Championship

August 17th 5:00pm Junior Tournament 
August 23rd = Adult Junior Scramble
(Sunday 3:00pm Shot Gun Start)
Awards and Achievements to follow

Note:Parents, please fill out the proper paperwork for each event and remember early sign-ups are welcome and encouraged.  

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Inderbietens on the sports round up

Bishop Rodeo finalists on the sport show

Sisters Kayla and Allison Inderbieten were guests this past Saturday on the Sports Round up.  Kayla (Bishop Union High School graduate) and Allison (a sophomore at BUHS) both qualified for the California State Finals Rodeo.  Kayla and Allison will be competing with the states top Barrel Racers this week.  Listen to the show by clicking on the sports show link on the home page.

Cover photo, Allison and Kayla Inderbieten in the KIBS studio.  Photo by Allie Wilder

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Andersen wins Scholar Athlete Award

Keirsten Andersen named top Scholar Athlete

UCLA bound Keirsten Andersen won the first AltaOne, KIBS/KBOV scholar athlete award Thursday evening.  Andersen, the salutatorian for the class of 2015 at Bishop Union High school was a standout swimmer for the Broncos.  Andersen takes home a $1,500 scholarship for being named the Scholar Athlete Award winner.  In addition to Andersen, two additional finalist receive $500 scholarships.  Tennis player Tessa Wright (ASB president at BUHS) won for fall sports, with Basketball player Tamia Shoshone winning for winter sports.  Shoshone is a hoops standout leading the Broncos to an undefeated high desert league season while picking up the league MVP.

Andersen, Wright, Shoshone. photo by arnie palu

AltaOne’s Ted Huntington, Assistant Vice President of Marketing/Business Development, served as master of ceremonies.  Huntington thanked the nominees and winners for their effort and dedication while recognizing their parents for their efforts.  Bishop Union High School Athletic Director Stacy Vannest and KIBS/KBOV owner Steve Miller were on hand to celebrate the top Student Athletes at BUHS.

Stacy Vannest, Ted Huntington, Steve Miller.

Coaches at BUHS were asked to nominate one athlete from each sports team for the award, based on their academic performance and team leadership.  Each of the students were also asked to write an essay on their future aspirations.

Fall Sports
Staci Sonke, volleyball.
Miranda Barnes, cross country.
Tessa Wright, Tennis. $500 winner
Thomas Sills, cross country.
Woodrow Reynolds, football

Winter Athletes
Joe Griego, soccer.
Tamia Shoshone, basketball. $500 winner
Jake Traynor, basketball.
Luke Olson, snowboarding.
Alicia Campos, soccer.
Hannah Neer, ski team.

Spring Athletes
Frankie Harvey, swimming.
Colton Riesen, baseball.
Sam Riesen, softball.
Keirsten Andersen, swimming. $1,500 winner
Collin Batchelder, track and field.
Katherine Desbrosses, track and field.
Sean Mitton, golf.

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