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Bronco Varsity Baseball Dominates in Second Round CIF Playoffs

On a perfect weather day, the Bishop Broncos Varsity Baseball Team advanced to the Semi-Finals of the Central Section CIF Les Schwab Boys Baseball Championships (Division 6), by defeating the Kern Valley Broncos, at home 17-1.

Landon Kruse

The Broncs would get on the scoreboard in the first inning and take a 1-0 lead going to the bottom of the first. After Justin Yates walked, Mike Kubiak would hit a monster fly ball that would be ruled a ground rule double to left field.

Kubiak after his double

Brodie Maloney would follow with a double to center field that brought Yates and Kubiak around to score to take the lead 2-1.

Maloney after his double. Apparently its a “thing”

Next up was Cal Omohundro who would hit the second double of the inning bringing Maloney home. Going to the top of the second the Broncos had the lead 3-1.

Cal after HIS double

From that point on, it was all Bishop Broncos as they would hold Kern Valley scoreless the rest of the game.

Molina and Parra
Parra waving to his fans

In the Bottom of the second Lukas Di Angelo would reach first on an error. With two outs, Kubiak would hit a ground ball to left. That would bring Maloney to the plate.

Kubiak rounding third

With a 1-1 count, Maloney would get the games only home run as he would hit rocket that landed on the boys locker room roof and make the score 6-1.

Maloney’s home run face
And then the trot

Lorenzo Parra would follow Maloney with a triple. Omohundro came to the plate and a single to the opposite field, scoring Parra.

Parra after his triple

Heading to the third inning, the Broncos would hold on to a 7-1 lead.Both teams were held scoreless in the third inning. In the Fourth, the Broncos would add to two more runs on a hit by Parra and a sacrifice fly by Omohundro and increase the Bronco lead 9-1.

Watterson getting ready to smack it

In the fifth inning, the Broncos added four more runs and another four in the six inning.

KV tring to pick off DeAngelo for the 225th time

Justin Yates, on the mound for the Broncos, went six innings to get the win striking out six batters, one walk and allowing just four hits.

Justin Yates was solid
And determined

Austin Thomas would come in to close the game in the seventh inning facing four batters, with one walk and two strike outs.

The triple for Parra

The final score Bishop Broncos 17 runs, 17 hits and 4 errors. Kern Valley Broncs 1 run, 3 hits and 4 errors. The number one seed, Broncos, advance to the semi-final game on Tuesday. As the number one seed, the Broncos will host the Semi-Final.

Maloney safe at third

The Broncos will face the #5 seeded Team, the Riverdale Cowboys, who defeated Orange Cove 7-2. Riverdale has an overall record of 14-15 and the Broncos enter the game with an overall record of 14-5-1.

Game time on Tuesday is 3:00pm.

Story by Deston Rogers

Photos by Gary Young

 

Bronco Varsity Baseball #1 Seed In Division 6 Baseball-Bye In First Round

The Bishop Bronco Varsity Baseball Team has garnered the #1 spot in the Central Section Division 6 CIF Les Schwab Baseball Championships! In doing so, the Broncos have a first round bye.

The Broncos will host the winner of the Kern Valley/Trona game on Thursday, May 17th. Start time is yet to be determined, but, official CIF start time of all baseball games without lights is 4:30.

If you can’t make it out to the game we will broadcast in the Bishop area on 1230 AM KBOV and online at http://www.kibskbov.com

Bronco Varsity Baseball End Regular Season With Win/8-2 in League-Playoffs Next

The Bishop Bronco Baseball and Softball Teams ended their regular season play on Thursday. The Boys Varsity Baseball and Girls Varsity Softball Team traveled to Frazier Mountain for their final game.
 
In the Boys game, the Broncos would end the regular season with a victory over Frazier Mountain 14-3 and improve their league record to 8-2.
 
The Broncos wasted no time getting on the scoreboard, first, in the top of the first inning. Justin Yates would start by hitting a single to center. Mike Kubiak would step up to the plate and was hit by a pitch. Yates would score from second base, on a wild throw, getting the Broncos on the score board. Brodie Maloney was next up for the Broncos and would pound out a triple that would allow Kubiak to come around and score.
 
Going to the bottom of the inning, leading 2-0, Frazier Mountain would get one run back to cut the Bronco lead to one run.
 
In the top of the second inning, Lukas Di Angelo would score and the Broncos would go to the bottom of the second inning with a 3-1 lead.
 
In the bottom of the second inning, the game became really interesting and Frazier Mountain would score two runs and we would go to the top of the third tied at 3.
 
The Broncos and Ravens would both be held scoreless in the third. Then, in the fourth, the Broncos would wake up the bats. With one out, Matthew Rosga would get on base on an error. Di Angelo would get a base hit. Yates stepped into the batters box and with a 2-1 count would get a triple and bring home Di Angelo. Kubiak would follow that up with double to center scoring Yates. The Broncos weren’t finished as Maloney would hit a double to left and Kubiak came around to score. Parra was next at the plate and hit a triple that allowed Maloney to visit home plate. Hunter Beal followed Parra with a single and bring Parra around. When the top of the fourth inning was finished the Broncos would score six runs and take the lead 9-3.
 
The Ravens would be retired, in order, in the bottom of the fourth. And, the Broncos would continue where they left off going to the fifth inning adding five more runs. The Ravens were unable to score anymore runs and Broncos would win on the ten run rule.
 
On the mound for the Broncos was Yates, who would go the distance to get the win. In doing so, Yates would strike out 8 batters, walk 2 and allow 5 hits.
 
The Broncos now wait to see who they will face in the first round of the playoffs. Preliminary Play-off rankings have the Broncos ranked #1 in the Central Section Division 6.

BRONCO GOLF TEAM WINS CIF!!

The Bishop Bronco Golf Team travelled to Lemoore, on May 7th, and came away with winning CIF!
Leading the way for the Broncos was Team Capt. Nic Orrill with 78.
Carter Silva 78 to take third in a card off with Nic
Senior Ryan Kiddoo fires off an 84. Contributing to the win were:
Sophomore Will Stange
Freshman Ryker Eropkin
Sophomore Ethan Brown
 
The Broncos are now awaiting scores from other tournaments to determine who moves on to next level.
 
Congratulations to the Bishop Bronco Golf Team!

Broncos Rebound from Loss to Rosamond

It took a few innings for the Bishop boys to realize they needed to bring it. A slow start turned into a 5 inning win VS the Desert Scorpions on Thursday afternoon at Bishop High.

Maloney finishing a double play to end the top of the first inning.

The first two innings were a continuation of the Rosamond game where the Broncos were embarrassed on their own field.

Lukas can dance after all… Who knew?

In the middle of the 3rd inning, Coach Omohondro pulled the team to the side and let them know exactly how he felt. It was memorable for me as I get the luxury of hanging out in the dugout during the games.

Molina belting a triple!
Safe !!

The Broncos decided to wake up after that pep talk and dropped 4 runs on the Scorpions in the bottom of the 3rd inning.

Jalen Watterson with his home run swing.
Coach Omohundro giving congrats to Watterson.
And now the teams turn to show some love.

That coach “O” love carried over in the 4th inning with the Bronco bats finally living up to their potential, pounded out 10 runs against the Desert Scorpions.

Justin Yates saving his face from a fastball.
Bronco Shortstop Michael Kubiak doing what he does best.
Looked painful at the time.

Bronco Jr Jalen Watterson got the start on Thursday and pitched 4 innings giving up just 5 hits against the Scorpions. Jalen helped his own cause with his bat hitting a RBI double and a Home Run over the right field fence in that 10 run 4th inning.

Jr Pitcher Jalen Watterson.
Jalen rounding third scoring for the Broncos
And Jalen again with his double.

Up next for the Bishop Varsity team in the Cal City Ravens coming to town next Tuesday for Senior Day at Bishop High School.

Maloney stealing 2nd
Justin Yates getting some love for scoring in the 4th inning.
Kubiak ripping the ball !

Cal City is a tough match up and this should be a great game for you all to get the “Bronco Flu” and come out and support the final regular season home game for our Bishop seniors.

Yates hitting his double down the third base line.
Kubiak starting a double play for the Broncos
Bronco slugger Lukas DeAngelo
Matt Rosga getting the bat on the ball.
Hunter Beall getting in on the hitting in the 4th.
Three Amigo’s since T-Ball… Kubiak,Maloney and De Angelo left to right.

 

Cal Omohundro hitting for the Broncos
Michael Kubiak stealing second.

 

Final score VS Desert

Bishop 15 Desert 4

 

Photos by Gary Young

 

 

7th Annual Event Raises Over $6000 For BUHS Volleyball/Softball Programs

The BUHS Volleyball and Baseball programs had their 7th annual Wine Tasting event last week and it was a smashing success, raising over $6000! Over 120 people attended, consisting of a great blend of repeat attendees and new faces alike!
 
The funds raised to benefit both programs would not be possible without the support and generosity of so many of our community members. Special thanks to the following business and individuals who donated prizes to our live auctions:
 
BUHS Welding and Auto shops
Joni Riggs of RugznJones
Rustys Saloon
Raegens
Body and soul
Phillips Aesthetic
Grandma Jinny
Kruse Kreations
Wave Rave
Waste Connections
A&L Auto Shop
Whiskey Creek
Mule Days-Tri County Fairgrounds
Looney Bean
Mahogany Smoked Meat
Carpenter Construction
Eastern Sierra Wholesales
 
And Most importantly, thank you so much to the student-athletes and their families for all of their volunteer time and work to continued success for our high school programs! Go Broncos!

Bishop Varsity Baseball VS Frazier Mountain

BATS STAY HOT AT HOME

Bronco bats were alive and kicking again on home turf against the Frazier Mountain Falcons.

The Falcons only had 8 players at game time so the Bronco’s loaned a body. Junior Hunter Beall was the first Bronco to head over to the Falcon dugout and play right field for the opponents. It was weird, but Hunter being the team player that he is handled it. What was really weird, Hunter came up to bat FOR the opposing team in the 3rd inning off Bronco starting pitcher Austin Thomas and  blasted a long line drive over Mike Molina’s head in center field  for a ground rule double that gave the Falcons their first RBI of the game ! Ya….weird right ? At this time the Bronco’s were already up by 18 runs, scoring 8 in the first and 10 in the second. But when Hunter crushed that baseball, both teams were cheering. This was a cool moment.

Bishop travels to Kern Valley this Friday for another league game against the Broncs.

Junior Bronco pitcher Austin Thomas pitched a great game giving up just one earned run in 4 innings.

BRONCO BATTING STATS

# Athlete Name Avg PA AB R H RBI
Team Totals .625 41 32 24 20 21
1 Michael Molina (Sr) .667 4 3 3 2 1
2 Michael Kubiak (Jr) .750 5 4 2 3 4
8 Justin Yates (Sr) .667 4 3 2 2 2
10 Lorenzo Parra (Sr) .667 5 3 3 2 1
11 Trevor Murphy (Sr) 1.000 1 1 1 1 2
12 Brady Womack (Jr) 1 0 1 0 0
22 Lukas Di Angelo (Sr) .667 4 3 3 2 2
23 Jalen Watterson (Jr) .667 3 3 2 2 2
24 Cal Omohundro (Jr) .500 5 4 3 2 1
25 Hunter Beall (Jr) .000 1 1 0 0 0
27 Matt Rosga (Jr) 1.000 3 2 2 2 2
55 Brodie Maloney (Sr) .400 5 5 2 2 4

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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690 N. Main Street

Bishop, CA 93514

760-873-8405

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