Cappello reaches 1,000

Lone Pine Junior hits 1,000 point mark

The Lone Pine golden eagles downed Silver Valley Wednesday night 58-43 and Ryan Cappello had 22 points putting him over 1,000 points in his career.   Lone Pine head coach Scott Kemp says Cappello is the first player to hit the historic mark during his Junior season.  The win moves Lone Pine to 7-0 in Desert Mountain League play and 16-2 overall.
It was not only a special night for Cappello, but fellow Junior Brad Greene notched the seasons first triple double with 20 points, 22 rebounds and 12 blocked shots.  The third amigo in Lone Pines “Big Three”, Garrett Sullivan added 11 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists.  Adrian Gonzales chipped in with 3 points and Preston Huerta added 2.
Lone Pine will start the second half of their DML schedule on Tuesday, January 27th with a trip to Mojave.

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Golden Eagles down Desert

Lone Pine Boys top Desert

The Lone Pine Varsity boys stay unbeaten in Desert Mountain league play with an impressive 69-47 win Tuesday night.   Junior Brad Greene scored a game high 24 points with 11 blocks and 5 rebounds.  Ryan Cappello scored 20 points grabbing 7 rebounds and dishing out 5 assists.  Garrett Sullivan chipped in with 14 points, 3 assists, 4 steals and got in on the block party with 5 rejections.  Adrian Gonzalez had 7 points, Eddie Ivey 4 points and Kishan Bhakta pulled down 7 rebounds.  Coach Scott Kemp praised Bhakta’s great defensive play.   The victory moves Lone Pine’s overall record to 15-2 and 6-0 in Desert Mountain League Play.

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Photo by Gary Young Photography.  Ryan Cappello blocks a shot vs. Bishop in the Christmas Classic

BUHS soccer @ Cal City

Bishop High sweeps California City

The Bishop Union High School Soccer teams dominated California City Tuesday.  Both the Varsity boys and girls made the road trip to the Raven’s home pitch for High Desert League soccer.  The Boys returning home 3-1 winners and the girls dominating 7-0.

According to Varsity Girls coach Manny Terasas the victory over the Ravens was a resounding win for the Bronco Girls.  Bishop dominated with  27 shots on goal, and zero  shots on goal from Cal City.   According to coach Manny, “Tami Anderson had an outstanding game, she played a quality game in defense.”
The scorers for Bishop were Brenda Gonzalez 2 goals, Kailyn Boxley with 2 goals and 1 assist, Evelyn Santana 1 goal, and 1 assist, Jaden Piper 1 goal, Sara Voss 1 goal, Alicia Campos 2 assists and Tami Anderson 1 assist. The Broncos will now be preparing for a very important match up against what could be their biggest competition in HDL this year, Frazier Mountain at home on Thursday.  The team is asking folks to please come out and support the Bronco Soccer players.

In the Varsity boys match, Cal City came out strong, scoring in the first ten minutes grabbing a 1-0 lead.   The Broncos kept their composure, and equalized on a goal from Alexis Barajas just as the first half ended.
After some adjustments by coach Greg Alexander at half, Bishop shut down the Ravens, who never got another shot on goal.  Senior midfielder Joey Griego provided an assist to fellow senior and leading goal scorer Elijah Alexander to put the Broncos ahead for good.  Alexander slotted home a penalty kick in the closing minutes of the game to end it 3 – 1.
In a dramatic turn of events, Rosamond boy’s varsity was found to have  played an ineligible player in their first two matches, against Bishop and Cal City. CIF rules dictate they forfeit these games, which puts Bishop on top of the High Desert league after two games. The Bronco Boys have a home match this Thursday against Frazier Mountain.  Girls varsity play at 3pm and boys varsity at 5pm.

photos by Joe Griego.

Elijah Alexander
Elijah Alexander


Alexis Barajas
Alexis Barajas


Brenda Gonzalez
Brenda Gonzalez


Kailyn Boxley
Kailyn Boxley


Tami Anderson
Tami Anderson
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Bronco Basketball @ Rosamond

Bishop Union High School Basketball at Rosamond

The Bishop Bronco basketball teams opened  High Desert League on the road at Rosamond Tuesday, January 20th.  Bishop split the 4 game set with the roadrunners.  The BUHS varsity Girls and JV boys were victorious while the varsity Boys and JV girls fell to Rosamond.

Varsity Boys
Rosamond 77
Scoring, Thomas Montoya 20, Sean Brown 13, River Mallory 9, Ty Tucker 7, Ryan Lent 4, Dru Allen 4, Jake Traynor 2.

Varsity Girls
BUHS  59
Rosamond 46
Scoring, Maria Jimenez 15, Little Eva Lent 12, Cienna Martinez 11, Topah Scherer 8, Tamia Shoshone 7, Sabrina Barlow 6.

JV Boys
BUHS  61
Rosamond 46
Scoring, Trace Sapp 22, Anthony Vega 15, Mike Molina 9, Moran West 8, Carlson Eldridge 5, Tommy Ruelas 2.

JV Girls
Rosamond 27
Scoring, Kassidie Duckey 4, Julie Cepeda 4, Gracie Soto 4, Michelle Toledo 2, Rosalind Cardenas 2 rebounds, Faith Manriquez 3 rebounds.

The Broncos will resume HDL play on Tuesday, January 27th hosting California City.  All Bronco Boys varsity games are broadcast live on AM 1230 KBOV and streamed online at

Photo:  BUHS JV boys at Rosamond.

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Bishop Wrestling @ Anaheim

Bishop Bronco Wrestling

By Coach Mark Hodges
Last Saturday the Bishop Bronco Wrestling team traveled to Anaheim to wrestle in the Esperanza tournament. The Bronco team consisted of:
Freshman Nolan Conway at 106 lbs
Sophomore Joseph Mayhugh at 145 lbs
Junior Angel Santana at 160 lbs
Junior Orlando Ruelas at 182 lbs
Freshman Nolan Conway, wrestling at 106 lbs, lost his first match but came back strong in his second match. He scored 8 points and was ahead in the match but ended up getting pinned.
Sophomore Joseph Mayhugh wrestled at 145 lbs. With state‐ranked wrestlers at 145 lbs, it was the toughest weight class of the tournament. Joseph dominated his first opponent scoring 5
near‐falls and although he wrestled well, his next two opponents were able to beat him.
Junior Angel Santana, wrestling at 160 lbs, took on the second‐seeded wrestler in his bracket, beating him in a major decision 13‐1. Unfortunately, it was a Pyrrhic victory as Angel got injured
during the match and was unable to continue wrestling.
Junior Orlando Ruelas at 182 lbs lost both his matches, but showed improvement in his second match.
Coach Shawn Joseph said, “It was good to see the guys bounce back from the Kern Valley dual and every wrestler showed improvement.”
The Bronco with the best record this season is Junior Angel Santana with a record of 8 ‐ 1 with 6 pins.
The Broncos next action will be a home dual meet against Rosamond on January 22nd.

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Bronco Girls Soccer at Bakersfield

BUHS Girls finish as Runners up at Rebel Kick Off

The Bishop Union High School girls varsity traveled to the Rebel Kick Off Tournament in Bakersfield.  Assistant Coach Kathy Mckinley indicates that the tournament gave the Broncos  a chance to play teams more at our level from the central section.  The Broncos won three games in our section and tied one, putting the Bronco  through to the championship game.

The championship game was against a Division 2 team who are ranked 70 in the state of California.   Coach McKinley says, “We lost 4-0 to a very skilled athletic team, and even though we lost this game it was by the far the best I have seen the girls play so far this season. We are down to three seniors this year and two didn’t go to this tournament. The one senior that was there Alicia Campos did an incredible job the whole tournament along with Junior Captain Kristy Dohnel, and Sophomore Karla Castilla these three girls led their team showing outstanding work ethic and team work even in what was a hard fought final game. This team never gives up. It is a quality that will take them far this season.”

Bishops first game we played Mira Monte and won 2-0 with goals from Kailyn Boxley and Emily Ball, the second game the Broncos tied  South high school  1-1 with the one goal coming from a brilliant corner from Alicia Campos.
Saturday the Broncos faced Delano in the morning winning 5-0 after a little bit of a slow start, goals from Kailyn, Sarah Voss, and Tami Anderson with assists from Brittany Santana and Kailyn Boxley.
The second game Saturday was against North High School where Bishop  won again 3-0 with goals from  Chloe Almeida, Sarah Voss and Alicia Campos.
Coach McKinley commented, “Tournaments take a whole team, and most of the members don’t get mentioned in the media especially defenders but I would like to give special kudos to Maritza Garcia for her untiring and relentless work on the back line. We started our season playing some pretty tough teams and this tournament was a boost to us in many ways, primarily getting a few wins under our belt but also we saw the younger players grow in confidence. We were missing two of our starters, two players that often score goals for us so without them to rely on the team had to step up and find other ways to score. The girls did that and so we now go into league with a much more confident, stronger team.”

We play Rosamond at home on Tuesday, January 13th.

Photo by Joe Griego.

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Bronco Hoops downs Liberty

BUHS Boys Basketball clips the Hawks

The Bronco Boys basketball teams wrapped up a two year home and away series with Liberty Madera High School with a pair of home wins Friday.  The Broncos won two very tight games last year in Madera, and wrapped up the series with two big wins at Gus Klekas gymnasium Friday afternoon.  The JV shot the lights out in the early game, while the varsity used a late rally to win.

In the varsity match up Bishop won by a final score of 76-71.  The Broncos trailed after a high scoring first quarter 22-19.  Liberty led 40-33 at the half.  The Liberty Hawks led 59-53 after 3.  Bishop coach Mark Olsen says, “The Broncos played hard and outlasted Liberty in the forth and final quarter.  Out scoring Liberty 23-12 in the 4th.”

Individual Stats for the Bishop Varsity:
Thomas Montoya 26 points, 2 rebounds, 5 assists
Ty Tucker 11 points, 7 rebounds, 2 steals, 5 assists
Druw Allen 11 points, 3 rebounds,  2 assists
River Mallory 8 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assist
Daniel Olsen 8 points, 2 rebounds, 1 steal 2 assist
Ryan Lent 2 points, 3 rebounds, 2 steals, 4 assists
Jake Traynor 4 points  1 rebound
Sean Brown 6 points, 8 rebounds, 1 assist

The Bronco JV used excellent outside shooting and great team speed winning 74-48.   Freshman Trace Sapp scored several baskets in transition and fellow freshman Tommy Ruelas dazzled at the point guard position.   Ruelas, a remarkable ball handler, commands the high scoring JV offense with a calm demeanor rarely seen in a 9th grader.  Ruelas scored 11 points in the win while freshman Mike Molina added 14.  Sophomore Anthony Vega chipped in with 14 including a couple long range 3-point baskets.  Freshman Moran West added 10 points and great hustle while Kelby Cherrick came of the bench with 5 points.  Kanyon Martinez added 3 points for the JV.

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Bronco Wrestling vs Kern Valley

Bishop Bronco Wrestling

On Thursday, January 8th, the Bishop Bronco Wrestling team hosted Kern Valley for their first home dual meet of the season. The Bronco team consisted of:
Freshman Nolan Conway at 106 lbs
Sophomore Joseph Mayhugh at 145 lbs
Junior Angel Santana at 160 lbs
Junior Tyler Cox at 170 lbs
Junior Orlando Ruelas at 182 lbs
The meet started with junior Orlando Ruelas at 182 pounds receiving a forfeit.
Next up was freshman Nolan Conway wrestling at 106 lbs in his first ever match. Nolan wrestled enthusiastically, but made a crucial error and got caught and pinned.
Sophomore Joseph Mayhugh wrestled at 145 lbs against the same wrestler that pinned him in last year’s dual meet in Kern Valley. Joe was not feeling well and was able to wrestle the entire 6 minutes, but lost on points.
Junior Angel Santana, wrestling at 160 lbs had his hands full against a senior wrestler with 4 years of experience. Angel was not intimidated and took his opponent down in the first period.
It was a close match until the 3rd period when Angel got two 3‐point near falls and won the match with a 10‐5 decision.
The next match was at 170 pounds where junior Tyler Cox got pinned by a wrestler with a few years of experience.
Coach Joseph said, “It’s always hard when you lose at home, but 4 out our 5 wrestlers are first year wrestlers and it is hard to compete against teams with wrestlers that have 3 or 4 years of experience.”
The Bronco with the best record this season is Junior Angel Santana with a record of 7 ‐ 1 with 6 pins.
The next dual meet will be another home meet, this time against Rosamond on January 22nd.

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Gary Young’s Photos at the Christmas Classic

 Lone Pine 75, Bishop 55

Lone Pine finishes the 37th Bishop Union High School Christmas Classic with a 20 point win.  The victory moves Lone Pine to 5-0 in the tournament while Bishop fell to 3-2 in the round robin tournament.


#10 Jake Traynor shot blocked by #0 Garrett Sullivan


Bishop’s River Mallory with the shot.


#24 Ty Tucker shots over #0 Garrett Sullivan


Lone Pine’s Brad Greene #55 with the rebound


#21 Preston Huerta battles Bronco Ryan Lent for position


#5 Ryan Lent on the move


#4 Daniel Olsen and Lone Pine’s Brice Scott #3


Bishop’s Thomas Montoya goes up for two vs. Ryan Cappello


Lone Pine’s Ryan Cappello skies on defense


#30 Andrew Allen stuffed by #5 Ryan Cappello


#44 Sean Brown drives between #21 Preston Huerta and #24 Coltan Martin


#4 Daniel Olsen for the lay up #33 Adrian Gonzalez defends


#14 Brandon forest fire from the baseline, #24 Coltan Martin and #34 Eddy Ivey defend.

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