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Broncos Rebound From Rosamond Loss-Dominate Against Desert

The Bishop Broncos traveled to Edwards Air Force Base on Tuesday to face Desert in League play.

In the Boys Varsity game, the Broncos took early lead 2-0 into bottom of first and Desert answered with two runs in the bottom of first.

In the top of the second the Broncos took the lead 4-2 after Beal and Rosga scored.  In the top of the third inning the Bronco bats came to life as the Broncos would score 9 runs on five hits to increase the lead 13-2. The scorpions were able to get one back in the bottom of the third.

Heading into the fourth inning, with the Bronco’s leading 13-3 the bronco bats remained hot as the Broncos would cross the plate 8 times and take a 21-3 lead off 6 hits.

The Broncos continued scoring in the top of the fifth inning including a home run by Mike Molina who sent one over the left field fence.

The Scorpions were unable to score any runs in the bottom of the fifth inning and e game was called after the Scorpions third out.

The Broncos sent three pitchers to the mound starting with Matthew Rosga. Hunter Beal came took over on the mound in the third inning and Cal Omohundro finished the game.

The Broncos won the game with a final score of 25-3. The Broncos improve their league record to 2-1 and 7-4-1 overall.

BRONCO BASEBALL VS KERN VALLEY

The Bishop Broncos stay undefeated at home with a 31-1 trouncing of Kern Valley.  Don’t let the score fool you, it was a close game…….after the 1st inning. The Bronco boys only scored 2 runs in the first.

Brodie Maloney
Jalen Watterson

It took the varsity kids one inning to adjust to the “slower” velocity of KV pitching. Head coach Steve Omohundro was preaching patience from the first pitch and his team  listened. 9 runs in the second inning, 10 runs in the 3rd and 10 more in the 4th. Wow !!

Luke “Skywalker” DeAngelo
Lorenzo laughing his way to a triple
hunter Beall

Going beast mode at the plate on this fine afternoon was Bronco catcher Lorenzo Parra.  When not getting beaned by opposing pitchers,this kid can hit….Who knew ? Parra was knocking the seams out of the baseball at every plate appearance, going 4 for six with 10 RBI’s and hitting for the cycle.

Parra belting his HR

Other stats include:

Michael Kubiak 3 for 4 with 5 RBI’s

Mike Molina walked a bunch and scored 3 runs

Lucas DeAngelo was 2 for 2 with 2 RBI’s

Justin Yates went 4 for 5 with 3 RBI’s

Pitcher Brodie Maloney  2 for 4 at the plate with 1 RBI

Jalen Watterson hit a couple doubles

Mike Molina connects
Watterson at first
Kubiak doing what Kubiak does

Next up the Bishop Broncos are heading down 395 to Rosamond on Friday. The game will be broadcast on 1230AM KBOV.

I’m guessing here but, Kubiak?
Brodie Maloney
Game Face Yates

Photos Courtesy of Gary Young Photography.

 

 

 

 

2018 Blake Jones Trout Derby-Resounding Success!

The 50th edition of the Blake Jones Trout Derby is “in the books” and by all accounts, it was a resounding success! Nearly 700 anglers of all ages fished Pleasant Valley Reservoir and the Owens River near Bishop on March 17th vying for their share of more than $10,000 in prizes. More than 1,300 fish were weighed-in, with several lunkers over 5 pounds. It’s important to note that the Bishop Chamber of Commerce purchased more than 3,000 pounds of catchable rainbows from Desert Springs Trout Farm prior to the derby to make sure there would be plenty of fish to go around.

Prizes were awarded by a blind bogey raffle and this year’s target weight was 11 ounces. All participants with fish matching that weight were entered into a raffle and Dave Luther of Pilot Point, Texas was the big winner. He received a North Fork Outdoors Float Tube and a big package of fishing supplies. Other Blind Bogey prize recipients were Travis Cano and Albert Cano of Bishop, Isaac Gonzales of Lancaster, David Romano of Rialto and Morgan Causey of Santa Clarita. Cheyenne Yeager of Bishop brought in the biggest fish – a 9lb, 4oz monster. Brodie Banning of Bishop was thrilled to take home 1st place prize package in the kids’ blind bogey. Eric Stone of Bishop won the Dave Scadden Kayak raffle and Paul Garrison of Blue Jay, California won the commemorative quilt made from vintage Blake Jones Derby t-shirts. All in all, loads of anglers took home loads of great prizes!

While the Bishop Chamber is the proud organizer of the beloved annual event, it’s important to note that they rely on a solid group of volunteers to make it all happen. Special thanks to Steve Ivey, Bert Brown and Brown’s Supply for operating the PVR shuttle truck and thanks to ESTA for transporting anglers to and from the fairgrounds. Thanks to Vicki Simpson and Inyo County Community Work Service Program, Dan McElroy and crew from City of Bishop Parks & Recreation for all of the “heavy lifting.” Hal Reuter and his crew did a fantastic job weighing all the fish and the Chamber is ever-grateful for the many volunteers that helped with registration, check-in and raffles.

This year was the first year registration, weigh-in and awards ceremony were held at the Eastern Sierra Tri-County Fairgrounds and that proved to be great idea. “We heard many positive comments about the change,” explained April Leeson of the Bishop Chamber. “Plus, we were able to enhance the derby by including fly-tying demonstrations, informational displays, plus food and beverages provided by Billy Bob’s and the Bishop Lions Club. The fairgrounds staff was so helpful and the venue worked out really well.”

Many local and national businesses support the Blake Jones Derby by providing co-sponsorship funds and merchandise used for prizes. 2018 sponsors include: 5B Fishing Club, Aerohead Cycles, Alex Printing, Alpine Signs/The 395 Store, Amigo’s Restaurant, Anne Marie’s Home Boutique, Ashley Furniture, Back Alley Bowling Alley, Berkley, Bishop Automotive Center, Bishop Country Club, Bishop Heating & Air, Bishop Twin Theater, Bishop Veterinary Hospital, Blakemore TTI, Body & Soul, BP Distributing, Booya, Brown’s Town Campground, BUHS Ag Mechanics Class, CA Department of Fish & Wildlife, Carl’s Jr., CDF/Owens Valley Camp, City of Bishop, Comfort Inn, Community Printing, Convict Lake Resort, County of Inyo, Crowley Lake Fish Camp, Culver’s Sporting Goods, Dean’s Plumbing, Double Eagle Resort, Doug’s RV Storage, Dr. Slick, Eagle Claw, Eastern Sierra Propane, Eastern Sierra Realty, Eastern Sierra Transit/Dial-A-Ride, El Pollo Loco, Erick Schat’s Bakkery, Fish Taco Chronicles, Gillespie Distributing, Hendrix, High Country Lumber, Holy Smoke Texas BBQ, Home Lumber Company, Imperial Gourmet, Ingraham Trophies, Inyo Mono Title, The Inyo Register, Inyo Shell Y Mart, Keough’s Hot Springs, KIBS/KBOV RADIO, Kmart, KMMT/KRHV Radio, La Casita, Looney Bean, Los Angeles Dept of Water & Power, Robert Lowthorp, DDS, Macs Sporting Goods, Mammoth Mountain, Manor Market, McDonald’s, Meadow Farms Smokehouse, The Meat House, Mr. K Automotive, Mule Days Celebration, Northern Inyo Hospital, North Fork Outdoors, Our Water Works Car Wash, Paiute Palace Casino, Peter Tracy, Attorney At Law, Pintail Imaging, Pizza Factory, Preferred Septic & Disposal, Pure Fishing, Rainbow Meal Worms. Reagan’s Sporting Goods, Shimano, Sierra Maps, Sierra Wave Media, Simplicity Salon, Tom’s Place Resort, Turner’s Outdoors, Vagabond Inn, Vons, Woodruff, David & Gail, Wright & McGill.

The Bishop Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau is already looking forward to next year’s derby – mark your calendar for Saturday, March 16, 2019!

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Bishop Area Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau

690 N. Main Street

Bishop, CA 93514

760-873-8405

april@bishopvisitor.com

It’s Bronco Baseball Season

Bishop Bronco Baseball Victorious vs Mammoth

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.

 

Photos by Gary Young Photography

 

 

 

2018 KBOV 1230AM Bronco Broadcast Schedule

2018 KBOV 1230AM Bishop Bronco Broadcast Baseball Schedule:

**Note all games as set to start at 3:15pm. Subject to change**

April 10 at Home vs. Kern Valley

April 13 at Rosamond

April 17 at Desert

April 20 at Cal City

Apr 24 at Home vs. Frazier Mountain

April 27 at Kern Valley

May 1 at Home vs. Rosamond

May 4 at Home vs. Desert

May 8 at Home vs. Cal City

May 10 at Frazier Mountain

Bronco Varsity Football Victorious

Big Win For Bronco Varsity Football

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.

Luke McClean

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
Molina scores, gets mauled by Tristan Valle.

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.

Wesley Pettet, first Varsity TD

Sophomore Wesley Pettet scored his first ever Varsity TD on Friday Night. Pettet shined on defense with 6 tackles against Yerington.

Bronco Defense in action
Nowhere to run for Yerington’s Sophomore QB Donavan Coplin.

The Bronco defense looked solid all game long.  Edward Piper and Hunter Beall led all tacklers with 9 each.

Parra getting ready to deliver some punishment.

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.

jayden Braithwaite caught 2 passes from McClean.
Pettet avoiding the tackle from Yerington star Steven Keats.

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

http://www.garyyoungphotography.com/p173689975

 

BRONCO FOOTBALL HOME OPENER!

The Bishop Broncos host Boron, tonight, for their home opener at John Schwab Field. There is no JV game. Kick-off is set for 7pm and all the action can be heard on 1230AM KBOV, with Deston Rogers and Rock Baker.

Out of the area? Listen online at http://www.kibskbov.com

The Broncos come into the game 1-0 after winning at Yerington on August 25th!

Here is a list of the remainng scheduled games to be aired on KBOV 1230 AM:

September 8th: @ home vs. Boron
September 15th: @ Ontario Christian
September 22nd: @ home vs. Silver Valley
September 29th: @ home vs. Yosemite
October 6th: @ home vs. Kern Valley
October 13th: @ Rosamond*
October 20th: @ Vasquez*
October 27th @ Cal City*

Nov 3rd: @ Kennedy High School (Delano)

 

*Denotes HDL Games*
**Games subject to change**

BRONCO GIRLS HOST FIREBAUGH IN C.I.F. SOFTBALL

Quarter Final Action at the City Park

The Lady Bronco’s fell short in CIF Quarterfinal action yesterday at the City Park vs a tough Firebaugh team by a final score of 4-2.

Chay Johnson pitched a strong 7 innings giving up 3 hits with 6 walks, striking out 7 Firebaugh batters.

At the plate:

Shawnau Johnson was 3 for 4

Hannah Waasdorp was 2 for 4 with a triple and a RBI

Chay Johnson was 2 for 3 with a double and a RBI

Haley Hersley went 1 for 3 in the game

 

Chay Johnson

 

Peyton Tetrick

 

Haley Hersley

 

Vic Begay

 

Chay Johnson

 

Bronco infield

 

Hannah Waasdorp

 

BRONCO BATS SILENT VS ROSAMOND

Broncos VS Roadrunners

The Bishop Broncos hosted Rosamond for a High Desert league game on Friday at Bishop High School. Bronco pitcher Cade Pascale was tagged for 3 runs in the first two innings and then found his groove and pitched well.

Cade Pascale delivering in the 1st inning.

The Bronco batting was the downfall to this match up as Bishop came to the plate 29 times and managed just one hit by Druw Allen.

Brodie Maloney sawing off the top of the ball for a ground out.
Cade facing off with the Roadrunner’s # 9 hitter.
Druw Allen getting the only hit of the game for the Broncos.
Michael Kubiak popping one up.
Mike Molina stranded at 3rd base.
A fine put out by Maloney to Kubiak on this base stealing attempt.
Errant throw drags Lorenzo Parra of the bag.
Maloney on the rundown..
With Kubiak making the tag!
Parra getting back to the bag on this pick off attempt.

The Desert Scorpions was not able to field a team for Tuesday’s game VS the Bishop Broncos, So the next game is Friday against Cal City at Bishop High School. First pitch scheduled for 3:15pm.