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Lone Pine Basketball is Rolling

Lone Pine High School hoops update

The Lone Pine High School boys basketball team notched win number 20 Wednesday night with a 65-43 victory over the Mammoth Huskies.  The win moves Lone Pine’s overall record to 20-2 and a perfect 11-0 in Desert Mountain League play.  Ryan Cappello continues his magical season with 25 points, 12 rebounds, 6 assists, and 6 blocks.  Garrett Sullivan also continues to stuff the stat columns with 19 points, 4 rebounds, 5 assists, and three blocked shots.  Adrian Gonzalez added 8 points and 4 steals.  Bryce Scott chipped in with 6 points, Kishan Bhakta 3 points 4 rebounds, and Coltan Martin and Eddy Ivey each had 2 points.  Lone Pine picked up the win playing without injured center Brad Greene.  Coach Scott Kemp is hoping to have Greene back next week.  Lone Pine returns to action Friday hosting Boron.
The Mammoth Huskies were led by Mario Rios with 22 points and Christian Orrick added 6.

Garrett Sullivan in action vs Bishop in the Christmas Classic
Garrett Sullivan in action vs Bishop in the Christmas Classic

Photo by Gary Young.

The Lone Pine varsity girls defeated Mammoth 38-23 Wednesday.  Individual statistics for Lone Pine:
Jessianne Joiner 12 points, 8 Rebs, 3 assists, 4 steals, 1 block
Nora Bergeum 8 points, 7 rebs, 1 assist, 7 steals
Emma Howe 6 points, 8 Rebs,
Katelyn Button 5 points, 6 Rebs, 5 steals, 1 assist
Lena Cariou 5 points, 17 Rebs, 4 steals, 1 assist
Emily Faircloth 2 points, 6 Rebs, 1 steal

Coach Elizabeth Stweart, “A good game against Mammoth who kept creeping up and keeping the score close. Arguably our second best game of the season as far as passing, beating the press, and running an offense with the intent to score. Also arguably our worst night of free throw shooting… Would like to acknowledge the exceptional sportsmanship demonstrated by mammoth coaching staff and players.”

On Monday the Golden Eagle girls topped  Vasquez 39-24.
Individual Statistics:
Nora Bergeum 9 points, 6 steals,
Katelyn button 7 points, 5 Rebs, 5 steals
Niki Martinez 6 points, 5 Rebs, 2 steals
Lena Cariou 6 points, 10 rebounds, 2 steals
Jessianne Joiner  5 points, 2 Rebs, 4 steals
Shyann Padilla 2 points, 3 Rebs, 3 steals
Cianni Benson 4 points

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Heartbreak In Kern Valley

Bishop Bronco Boys fall in HDL thriller

The Bronco varsity boys basketball team lost a heartbreaking game at rival Kern Valley Tuesday night.  The lost drops Bishop’s high desert league record to 1-3 midway through league play.  Kern Valley led 31-23 at the half behind a 11 point first half effort from senior Dalton Gallis.  Bishop would limit Gallis to just 2 second half points as the broncos pulled within three points in the final minute.  Bronco Thomas Montoya hit a three point shot tying the game at 63, but Kern Valley countered Montoya’s basket with a Kyle Flynn hoop with 4 seconds to play.  Kern Valley Sophomore Zach Bushling dribbling the length of the court before making a great pass to Flynn breaking the tie.  Bishop Coach Mark Olsen called a time out allowing the Broncos to set up a final play.  The designed play allowed Thomas Montoya to get a great look from the wing, but the shot would bounced off the rim as time expired.  Kern Valley wins 65-63.

Audio replay of Montoya’s shot that tied the game

Audio replay of the final seconds of the game

Individual scoring, Thomas Montoya 16, Dru Allen 13, River Mallory 12, Ryan Lent 8, Sean Brown 6, and Jake Traynor 2.

Girls Varsity

The Bishop Union high school girls varsity improve to 4-0 in High Desert League play with an impressive come from behind win at Kern Valley.  The Broncos were down 28-25 at the half but stormed back in the second half for a 72-63 win.  Senior Captain Tamia Shoshone showed great leadership with a monster effort.  Shoshone notched a triple double with 15 points, 12 rebounds and 12 assists.  Junior Cienna Martinez was clutch down the stretch hitting several big shots.  Freshman Topah Sherer had the task of guarding KV’s top player Rebecca Gallis in the first half and did an excellent job of keeping Gallis in check.  Sherer also hit clutch baskets in the second half while also draining two key free throws after taking a very hard foul.  The win keeps Bishop in the top spot in the HDL at the midway point.

Individual scoring, Cienna Martinez 18, Topah Sherer 16, Tamia Shoshone 15, Little Eva Lent 10, Maria Jimenez 9, Sabrina Barlow 4.

JV Basketball.  The Bronco JV boys stayed undefeated with an impressive come from behind win.  The bronco boys were down 5 at the half but came back to win by 9.  The JV girls fell 45-28 with Julie Cepeda leading the way with 9 points.  Gracie Soto added 8, and Cassidy  Duckey 7.

All four Bronco teams will be back in action this Friday hosting Rosamond.  The Roadrunner games  will be the Broncos only home Friday HDL games.  The Varsity Boys game will be broadcast live on AM 1230 KBOV and streamed live here at kibskbov.com.

photo by Gary Young featuring Bronco Senior Thomas Montoya

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Lone Pine Boys Down Vasquez

Lone Pine stays perfect in the Desert Mountain League

The Lone Pine Golden Eagles continue their march toward a DML title with a 64-53 win over Vasquez Monday.  Lone Pine had to play another game without Center Brade Greene who is out due to injury.  Coach Scott Kemp is hopeful to have the 6-8 Greene back next week.  With Greene out, fellow Juniors Garrett Sullivan and Ryan Cappello stepped up their games.  Sullivan scored a team high 27 points while grabbing 5 rebounds and dishing out 4 assists.  Cappello had a monster double double with 18 points and 19 rebounds.  Cappello added 4 blocked shots.  Kishan Bhakta added 9 points and 8 rebounds.  With the win the Golden Eagles improve to 19-2 overall and 10-0 in Desert Mountain League play.

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Bronco Boys Top Frazier 104-36

Bishop Bronco Boys win first HDL game

The Bishop Union High School boys varsity basketball team soundly defeated Frazier Mt 104-36 notching their first high desert league win.  The Broncos traveled just 8 players to Frazier Mt but made quick work of the Falcons.  Bishop opened up a 32-11 first quarter lead behind 13 points from Sophomore Dru Allen.  Allen and fellow sophomore Sean Brown made their first HDL starts vs the falcons.  Sharp shooting and solid defense helped stretch the halftime lead to 59-23.  Dru Allen added 12 points in the 3rd quarter moving the Bronco lead to 94-36 heading into the 4th quarter.  Thomas Montoya hit a shot late in the 4th quarter moving the score to triple digits.

BUHS 104
Frazier Mt 36

Individual scoring, Dru Allen 25, Sean Brown 21, Thomas Montoya 20, Brandon Forest 15, Jake Traynor 12, Ty Tucker 6, Austin Younger 3, and River Mallory 2.

#44 Sean Brown
#44 Sean Brown

The Bronco Varsity girls stay unbeaten in High Desert League play with a 52-11 win at Frazier Mt.  Senior Tamia Shoshone led all scorers with a game high 21 points.  Shoshone made her night a double double with 11 rebounds.
BUHS  53
Frazier Mt 11

Individual scoring, Tamia Shoshone 21, Maria Jimenez 10, Sabrina Barlow 8, Topah Sheerer 6, Cienna Martinez 5, Ros Cardinez 2, Little Eva Lent 1.

This week the Broncos travel to rival Kern Valley on Tuesday (February 3rd) then host Rosamond on Friday to start the second half of HDL play.  All Bronco boys varsity game are broadcast live on AM 1230 KBOV and streamed live here at kibskbov.com.

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BUHS Soccer on the Round Up

Girls Soccer on the Sports Round Up

Click on the Saturday Sports show link on the home page to hear the most recent show, featuring the Bishop Union High School Girl Varsity Soccer team.  Listen to Coach Manny Terasas, senior Alicia Campos, sophomore Karla Castilla, sophomore Kailyn Boxley, and freshman (and future surgeon) Chloe Almedia talk about their season.  The Bronco girls soccer team is unbeaten in High Desert League play and play their final regular season home match this Thursday (February 5th) hosting California City.  The Saturday Sports show is brought to you by Carl Jr!

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Bronco Soccer @ Rosamond

BUHS soccer splits a pair at Rosamond

The Bronco girls beat Rosamond 5-0 Thursday staying perfect in high desert league play.  The Bishop girls dominated with two goals from Evelyn Santana and one goal each from Brenda Gonzalez, Kristy Dohnel and Kailyn Boxley. Boxley also had an assist and Alicia Campos helped out with two assists. Coach Manny Terasas says, “The ladies came out flat in the first half even though they had scored two goals by half time. Evelyn had two great headers into goal from corner kicks. Kailyn Boxley played very well on outside mid, coming across with the ball to the middle and scoring a nice left foot shot. Shelby McKinley stepped up well in the back, coming in early in the first half for an ill player. It was a team effort that won the game. Not our best football but the best team won.”

The varsity boys fell 2-1 to Rosamond in a heartbreaking loss in the final 30 seconds of the match. Rosamond scored first, going up 1-0 midway through the first half. Senior Elijah Alexander equalized 20 seconds later after taking the kick-off straight to goal himself, making it 1-1 at halftime. The score remained tied until just 30 seconds remaining in the match, when Rosamond scored from a lofting ball which cleared goalkeeper Daniel Martinez for the 2-1 loss in the closing seconds of the match. Seniors Joey Griego, Jarod Dossey and Jose Mendez all had a shot on goal, and Elijah Alexander had two shots on goal, scoring one.
The Broncos will have a bye next Tuesday, and return to action at home, against California City on Thursday, February 5th. All are encouraged to come on out and support the Bishop Broncos for their final home matches of the season.

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#18 Kristy Dohnel

santan vs rosa

#15 Evelyn Santana

photos by Joe Griego

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Bishop Little League Sign ups

Bishop Little League Registration Dates

 

  • Saturday, February 7, 2015 3:00-6:00pm

  • Wednesday, February 11, 2015 5:00-7:00pm,

All registration events will be located at: Pizza Factory, 970 N Main St, Bishop, CA 93514.   Registration Fees/Suggested Donation: $70 one child, $120 two children, $160 family (3 or more children). Players must be 4 years old by April 30th to play. Players not returning from the 2014 season must present a birth certificate at time of registration.For more information, please visit their our website http://www.eteamz.com/bishoplittleleague1 or http://www.bishoplittleleague.com/

  Or contact Jamery Ray at 760-920-0543

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BUHS basketball Battles Cal City

Bishop Union High School takes 3 of 4 From Cal City

Varsity Boys
Cal City 56
BUHS  53
The Varsity Boys fall to 0-2 in High Desert League play with a 56-53 home loss to California City.  The Broncos were down 28-22 at the half and trailed 43-33 heading into the 4th quarter.  Thomas Montoya got hot in the 4th quarter hitting a trio of three point shots to pull the broncos close, but Cal City held on for the win.  Cal City’s point guard Daville Walker led all scorers with 24.
Individual scoring, Dru Allen 18, Thomas Montoya 11, River Mallory 7, Sean Brown and Ty Tucker 6, Ryan Lent 3, and Jake Traynor 2.

Varsity Girls
Cal City 14
BUHS  63
The Bronco Varsity Girls opened up a 43-10 half time lead and cruised to a 63-14 HDL win.  The victory puts the Broncos on top of the league standings.
Individual Stats, Tamia Shoshone 17 points, 9 rebounds, 5 assists.  Topah Sheerer 16 points, Sabrina Barlow 10 points, Maria Jimenez 9 points, 10 rebounds, 7 steals, 5 assists.  Cienna Martinez and Little Eva Lent 6 points.

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JV Boys
Cal City 42
BUHS  59
The undefeated Bishop Union high school JV boys stay perfect with a strong win over Cal City.  Freshman Trace Sapp and Mike Molina led the way with Sapp pouring in 20 and Molina adding 14.  Anthony Vega added 13 with Moran West chipping in with 6, point guard Tommy Ruelas added 4 and Kanyon Martinez had 2.

JV Girls
Cal City 26
BUHS  32
Kassidie Duckey 10 points, Julie Cepeda 4 points, 4 steals, Gracie Soto 10 points, Michelle Toledo 6 points, 12 steals, Xochitl Martinez 2 points.

The Bishop Varsity Boys and Girls will travel to Frazier Mt Friday.  The girls game will begin at 4:30, with the boys to follow at 6pm.  The varsity boys game will be broadcast live on AM 1230 KBOV and streamed live here at kibskbov.com.

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BUHS Soccer dominates Kern Valley

Bishop High Soccer Teams destroy rival Kern Valley

The Bishop Union High School Girls and Boys soccer teams made quick work of rival Kern Valley Tuesday at Bishop High’s John Schwab field.  The win from the Bishop Girls keeps them unbeaten in High Desert League play while the boys bounce back from a tough loss last week to Frazier Mt.

Girls Soccer team soundly beat Kern Valley 5-2.  Bishop was up 4-1 at the half with each team scoring one more goal in the second half.  The two Kern Valley goals are the first allowed in HDL play by the strong Bishop defense.

The Broncos received goals  from Evelyn Santana (2 goals), Alicia Campos, Kristy Dohnel, Brenda Gonzalez, with assists from Kailynn Boxley and a pair of assists from Sara Voss.   The Coaching staff of Manny Terasas and Kathy Mckinley note that Evelyn Santana had a great game, as Kern Valley tried to man to man mark her in the first half but she used her skills to get past them and score twice. Evelyn now sits at the top of the league for goals and points. Other players that did well in the win include Ritz Garcia, Chloe Almeida and Brittany Santana.

The Varsity boys beat Kern Valley 7-1.  Senior Elijah Alexander scored four goals before resting in the second half.  The coaching staff credited Senior Jose “Pepe” Mendez with two excellent goals. Junior Jordan Lopez also had a solid performance, with a goal as well.

The Broncos travel to Rosamond on Thursday to take on the Roadrunners, before their next home match the following Tuesday, February 3rd, when the Broncos host Cal City at John Schwab field.

Photos by Joe Griego

 

#8 Alicia Campos
#8 Alicia Campos
#10 Brenda Gonzalez
#10 Brenda Gonzalez

 

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Boron Football

CIF Commissioner Reflects on Boron Football

CIF Southern Section Commission Rob Wigod’s message focuses in  on Boron High School Football.  Bishop Union High School faced the Bobcats in the 2010 section championship game, a 30-22 Bronco win.

FROM TRAGEDY TO TRIUMPH
One of the greatest aspects of working for the CIF Southern Section is the opportunity to meet, work with and connect with so many outstanding people throughout the vast expanse of our section.
An example of one of those strong connections I have made over the years is with Boron High School. I first became aware of Boron High School, a school of 150 students that is located in one of our more remote areas of the section, when I began working as an Assistant Commissioner in charge of football for our section 14 years ago. The Boron Bobcats were one of the strongest football programs among
our smaller schools at that time and had made quite a name for themselves through their performance in that sport. However, being a small school, there were many challenges facing them in trying to field an 11-Man Football program and in September, 2002, Boron High School had to drop Varsity Football due to a lack of players that year. It was a very sad time for their school and their community, but they were able to reinstate Varsity Football soon after. Little did anyone know that not having a Varsity Football team were not the saddest days facing Boron High School.
On September 12, 2008, tragedy struck Boron High School and the CIF Southern Section. Sophomore Vinnie Rodriguez suffered a severe head injury during Boron’s football game that night. Vinnie spent the next few days in the hospital fighting for his life, but unfortunately, he passed away four days later. Principal
Paul Kostopoulos, Athletic Director Jim Boghosian, Head Football Coach Todd Fink, the Boron Bobcat Football Team and their entire community were completely devastated by this horrific loss and were faced with the huge task of trying to pick up the pieces and go on. In speaking with the Boron administration throughout that week, it was clearly evident to me that their sense of loss was overwhelming. However, somehow they were able to persevere as the Boron High School Football players voted to play their upcoming game on Friday, September 19 at Kern Valley High School in
Lake Isabella, in memory of their fallen teammate. Once I heard that decision, I had no doubt where I would be that night and what I witnessed during and after that game will stay with me forever.
On that Friday afternoon, the Boron Bobcats boarded their bus and headed for Kern Valley High School. While on the way, Coach Fink’s cell phone rang. On the other end of the line was University of Southern California Head Football Coach Pete Carroll. Coach Carroll called to offer his condolences and his support to Coach Fink and the Boron players on behalf of the entire USC Trojan Football program. What a classy move that was on his part.
Boron got off to a slow start that night and fell behind early. Kern Valley led 21-14 at the end of 3 quarters and extended their lead to 35-21 with 2 minutes left. What happened next was remarkable. Boron scored a touchdown and went for a 2 point conversion, which was successful. Then, the Bobcats got the ball back, scored another touchdown and kicked the extra point to win the game 36-35. In a truly courageous and inspiring performance, there was no way that Boron was going to be denied that night. Once the game was over, both schools met at midfield and released black and gold balloons, Boron’s school colors, into the sky in memory of Vinnie Rodriguez. It was one of the most emotional and stirring scenes I have ever seen as both schools and communities came together to support each other in such a meaningful way. These two schools truly exemplified and defined what high school athletics is all about: courage, perseverance, competition and compassion.
Now, we fast forward to this week when the Boron High School football players and coaches will board a bus once again. This week, that bus will be headed to University of Phoenix Stadium in
Glendale, Arizona, the site of Super Bowl XLIX. Boron’s football team has won a nationwide contest sponsored by the National Football League called Together We Make Football in which they were selected to receive a 5-day, 4-night all expenses paid trip to see the Super Bowl and participate in several activities leading up to the game. My understanding is they are going to have an opportunity
to be on the field before the game starts and wouldn’t it be ironic if they get to see Seattle Seahawks Head Coach Pete Carroll on Super Sunday?
The question asked for this contest was, “Why do we love football?”
Answers were judged on whether your story would stir passion for the game of football along with your explanation of why football was so important to your school and your community. Under the
current leadership of Principal Nat Adams, Athletic Director Rob Kostopoulos and Head Football Coach Tim Seaman, Boron High School articulated their story very well and as you can imagine, Boron’s story moved people from all over the country who sent in their votes to help them win. Another reason why Boron won this contest is because Muroc Joint Unified School District Director
of Instruction and Assessment Paul Kostopolous, now a member of the CIF Southern Section Executive Committee as Desert Area Representative, reached out to our office and his fellow Executive Committee members to help get the word out that people needed to vote for Boron to win. We reached out to the CIF State Office and the other 9 CIF Sections and they got on board as well, galvanizing the State of California in support of the Bobcats.
This is a story that reminds all of us how valuable and important the role of high school athletics is to our schools and our communities. The lessons that are learned through these experiences will
last a lifetime. Sometimes those lessons can be incredibly difficult and painful, but through that adversity, we can overcome and triumph over it. Boron High School has certainly shown us how to do
so. I know you all join me in expressing how proud we are of Boron High School as they represent their school, their community, the CIF Southern Section and the state of California on the biggest football stage in our nation this Sunday.
Go Bobcats!
All the best,

Rob Wigod
Commissioner of Athletics, CIF Southern Section

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Photo by Gary Young Photography.  #30 Deandre Golden vs Bishop Union in the 2010 CIF SS Championship game.  Bishop won 30-22.

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