Winter Playoff Information

Winter sports playoff information

The Bishop Union High School Girls are the #3 seed in the CIF Central Section division 5 championships. Bishop will take on the winner of Tuesdays match between Washington Union and Lindsay. The Bishop girls, champs of the High Desert League, will play on Thursday in the second round.
The Bronco boys are the #9 seed in the CIF central section division 5 championships. Bishop will travel to Delano on Wednesday to play #8 seed Cesar Chavez. A Bishop win would have the Broncos playing #1 McFarland Friday.
Both Bishop teams will be on the road in the Central Section playoff unless they face a HDL team in the finals.
Mammoth girls soccer will host Bloomington in the opening round of the CIF southern section division 6 championships.  The Mammoth girls won the desert mountain league championship.  The Huskies will host Bloomington on Thursday.
The Mammoth boys will travel in the opening round of the CIF southern section division 7 championships.  Mammoth, runners up in the desert mountain league, will travel to Riverside Prep in 1st round action Friday.

Lone Pine boys basketball will open play in the CIF southern section division 5A championships Wednesday hosting Bloomington Christian. Lone Pine won the Desert Mountain League Championships and is the #8 seed in the division 5A bracket. A win for Lone Pine would have them most likely on the road Friday vs. #9 seed Bishop Diego. Bishop Diego is favored in their opening round match up with un-ranked Coast Union.
The Lee Vining Boys won the Hi-Lo league earning the #12 seed in the CIF southern section division 6 championships. Lee Vining will host Summit View Wednesday night.
In girls basketball Big Pine will host Apple Valley Christian Thursday. Big Pine’s girls finished as runners up in the Hi-Lo earning the #16 seed. A win for Big Pine in the opening round would set up a second round game with #1 seed Price High School.
The Bishop High School girls basketball team will make the playoff in the central section, with the central section hoops playoffs starting next week. The Bishop boys basketball team is battling for a playoff spot. The Bishop boys are currently on the bubble with two games to go.

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Bishop hoops take 3 of 4 from Cal City

Bishop High School basketball has successful trip to Cal City

The Broncos took the first 3 games on Friday but lost the night cap as the varsity boys fell 69-43.  With wins the varsity girls and JV boys stay unbeaten in high desert league play.  Bishop high will wrap up the regular season with back to back home games this Tuesday and Wednesday.  Bishop will host Frazier Mt Tuesday then host rival Kern Valley Wednesday.

Boys Varsity
Cal City 69
Thomas Montoya 14, Sean Brown 9, Dru Allen 7, River Mallory 4, Jake Traynor 4, Brandon Forrest 3, Ty Tucker 2.

Girls Varsity
BUHS    54
Cal City 29
Little Eva Lent 25 points 7 steals, Tamia Shoshone 11 points 6 rebounds, Topah Scherer 9 points 5 assist, Maria Jimenez 4 points 9 rebounds 5 steals and 5 blocks, Sophia Thomas 3 points, Cienna Martinez 2 points.

Boys JV
BUHS   37
Cal City 33
Mike Molina 13, Trace Sapp 7, Anthony Vega 7, Carson Eldridge 4, Moran West 4, Tommy Ruelas 2.

Girls JV
BUHS   31
Cal City 17
Kassidy Ducky 14 points 4 steals, Michelle Toledo 8 points 7 steals, Julie Cepeda 7 points 3 steals 5 rebounds, Gracie Soto 2 points 5 rebounds, Faith Manriquez 4 rebounds.

The games this week will feature varsity only action Tuesday with the girls starting at 4:30 and the boys following at 6pm.  Wednesday will see all four teams playing rival Kern Valley.  JV girls open at 3pm, boys JV at 4:30, varsity girls at 6pm and varsity boys at 7:30.  Wednesday will be senior night with the varsity squads taking time to honor their graduating seniors prior to their games with Kern Valley.  All Bronco varsity boys games are broadcast live on AM 1230 KBOV, and streamed live right here at

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Bishop Girls Soccer Wins HDL

BUHS Girls Soccer wins the HDL title

The Bishop varsity girls soccer team traveled to Bakersfield Thursday defeating rival Kern Valley claiming the outright High Desert League title.  Bishop won 2-0 improving to 7-0-1 in league play.   Scoring goals for the Broncos were senior Brenda Gonzalez and sophomore Karla Castilla.  Coach Manny Terasas commented, “The team played well. Great play all around. Kila Miller stepped up in the back playing great defense. Brenda Gonzalez had a great goal from a free kick about 25 yards out.  The other goal came off a great run by Kailyn Boxley. She took a shot to the far post. The keeper for Kern made a great save, but the rebound was put away nicely by Karla Castilla.”  Terasas closed by saying, “I am very proud of the girls.  We had some key injuries in the game but the subs filled in nicely.”

The Bishop varsity boys defeat Kern Valley 8-2, with 4 goals for senior Elijah Alexander, two goals for freshman Diego Solorio, and one goal each for seniors Joe Domke and Joey Griego.

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#10 Brenda Gonzalez (photo by Joe Griego)

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Bronco Girls Soccer vs Frazier Mt

Bishop Girls battle Frazier in 0-0 draw

The quest for the High Desert League title will continue for the unbeaten Bronco girls soccer team after a 0-0 draw at Frazier Mt.  Bishop’s varsity girls are 6-0-1 in HDL play one game in front of the Falcons.  Bishop can win the HDL title with a win or a draw when they face off with rival Kern Valley Thursday.  The game will be played at the Hart Soccer complex in Bakersfield due to work being done at Kern Valley’s home field.
According to Bishop Coach Manny Terasas the match with Frazier was a back and forth affair most of the game.  Terasas indicates that the broncos had two shots hit the post in the final 10 minutes.  The coach says, “Yessi Lara had a great game with five vital saves as goal keeper for a shut out.  The best player of the field by far was Ritz Garcia, she won every 50-50 ball.”  Bishop had 15 shots on goal, none finding the back of the net.


#4 Ritz Garcia in earlier action vs. Cal City.  Photo by Joe Griego

The Bronco varsity boys fell to Frazier Mt. 1-0.  The Bishop varsity boys fall to 4-3 in league play behind unbeaten Fraizer Mt (6-0-1) and Rosamond (4-2-1).  The Bronco boys will wrap up the regular season in Bakersfield  vs. rival Kern Valley (0-7 HDL)

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Lone Pine Wins DML

Lone Pine Boys basketball wins the league title

The Golden Eagles magical season continues with a championship clinching win over Desert High School.  The 58-44 win at Edwards Air Force Base moves Lone Pine to 13-0 in Desert Mountain League play and 22-2 overall.  Center Brad Greene returned from injury providing a huge lift.  Greene scored a team high 26 points and pulled down 19 rebounds including 8 offensive boards.  Greene had been out with injury, but now rejoins the team at this pivotal time.   Lone Pine wraps up the regular seasons Thursday at Silver Valley then begins the post season the following week.  This week Lone Pine is ranked #8 in the CIF Southern Section Division 5A poll.  Lone Pine is the top public school in the top 16 poll….and the only public school in the poll.

Lone Pine  58
Desert 44

Brad Greene 26 points, 19 rebounds, 6 blocks, Garrett Sullivan 11 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 steals. Preston Huerta 8 points, 3 rebounds.  Ryan Cappello 7 points, 6 assists, 4 rebounds, 3 steals.  Kishan Bhakta 2 points, 4 assists, 3 rebounds, Bryce Scott 2 points.  Adrian Gonzalez 2 points.

#55 Brad Greene at the Bishop Christmas classic
#55 Brad Greene at the Bishop Christmas classic

Photo by Gary Young

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Tonopah Wrestling off to State

Tonopah Muckers Wrestling Results

Division III Wrestling Southern League Championships in Lincoln Nevada (Saturday 2-7-15)
Placing in the top 4 for Tonopah and advancing to the State Championships are:
Soph. 132 lbs. Tanner Otteson – 2nd place (32-10 record for the season) **Took 3rd at The State Championships last season 109 lbs.
Senior 195 lbs. Jeb Ayers – 3rd place
Senior 285 lbs. Kyle Dennis – 2nd placeThe State meet will be held in Winnemucca.
Others wrestling at state for Tonopah but not advancing to the state Championships were:
Kade Bunker 126 lbs.  – 5th place
Jabe Jones  170 lbs. – 7th Place
Ian Guthridge 182 lbs.  – 6th place
Tonopah finish 8th place as a Team with a total of 57 team points.
State Championships are in Winnemucca, NV this Friday and Saturday  February 13th and 14th .  Hosted by Lowry High School at the Winnemucca Indoor Event Center/Complex.
Coach Duffy Otteson said, I am very proud of these young men. This is a tough sport and I am happy with of all the hard work they put in throughout the year. We will continue to work hard with the boys who have advanced to State and hopefully we can bring home some state medals. This is a great group of young men.
photo and recap provided by Robert Otteson.
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Broncos battle Rosamond

Bishop High hosts Rosamond in HDL Basketball

The second half of High Desert League basketball started Friday night with the Broncos falling to Rosamond 72-49.  Rosamond built a 23-14 lead after the first quarter and never looked back.  The loss moves the varsity boys to 1-4 in HDL play with three games to go.  The Broncos will travel to California City this Friday, then wrap up the HDL season with back to back home games on Tuesday, February 17th (Frazier Mt) and Wednesday the 18th (Kern Valley).  All Bronco varsity boys games are broadcast live on AM 1230 KBOV, and streamed live here at

Sophomore Sean Brown turned in the Broncos play of the game.

Sean Brown 13, Thomas Montoya 13, Ty Tucker 7, River Mallory, Jake Traynor, Brandon Forrest and Dru Allen each had 4.

Girls Varstiy
Rosamond 34
BUHS  45

The Broncos Varsity Girls stay unbeaten in HDL play with a solid victory over rosamond.  Tamia Shoshone had another double double with 15 points and 16 rebounds.
Tamia Shoshone 15, Little Eva Lent 8, Cienna Martinez 7, Topah Scherer 7, Maria Jimenez 4, Sabrina Barlow 4.

Boys JV
Rosamond 40
BUHS  63

The JV boys stay undefeated on the year with a strong win over the roadrunners.  The top four scorers for the JV are freshman.
Tommy Ruelas 16, Moran West 13, Mike Molina 12, Trace Sapp 10, Anthony Vega 8, Carson Eldridge and Edward Piper 2.

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Sports Show

Saturday Sports Round Up

The most recent edition of the Saturday Sports Round up is now available.  This weeks show features Kern Valley Basketball Coach Brian Christensen and Andy Watt.  Coach “C” breaks down the most recent Bronco Basketball games while Andy Watt passes along his usual incite into the local, regional and national sports scene.  Give the show a listen and be sure to tell your friends.  Thanks to Carl’s Jr for sponsoring the show!


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Bronco Soccer Sweeps Ravens

BUHS wins two vs Cal City

The Bishop Union High School boys and girls varsity soccer teams dominated California City High school winning 7-0 an 3-0.  Bronco seniors were honored Thursday at the final home regular season match.  While the teams dominated on the field, the day was marred by an ugly ending with two bronco boys receiving red cards in the final minutes of a 3-0 victory.

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The senior girls honored Thursday: Brenda Gonzalez, Evelyn Santana, and Alicia Campos.

The senior boys: Jarod Dossey, Elijah Alexander, Alex Gonzalez, Jose Mendez, Hector Santana, Joey Griego, Christian Sandoval, Erik Santana, Joe Domke, Daniel Martinez.

Girls Recap
The girls won 7-0 with three goals in the first half and four goals in the second half. The graduating seniors contributed heavily to the score line, Alicia Campos scored first with a goal from a great corner kick. Brenda Gonzalez came away with a hat trick with two goals in the first half and one in the second, and last but not least Evelyn Santana put in a great goal and had an assist.
The other goals came from Sophomore Kailyn Boxley and Freshman Kiley Beard, with assists from Kristy Dohnel, Sara Voss and Kailyn. The Broncos hit the road heading into the last week of league.  The Bishop varsity girls are unbeaten and atop the HDL  standings.

Boys recap (from the Bishop Soccer Facebook page)
The Varsity Boys won 3-0. They boys game ended in an unfortunate confrontation, and saw seniors Elijah Alexander and Daniel Martinez sent off in the final minute of the match. The Broncos play next Tuesday, traveling to Frazier Mountain for their next High Desert League match.

photos by Joe Griego

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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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