2017 City League basketball champions

Posted by Seth Conners

The City of Bishop would like to congratulate the 2017 City League Basketball Champions, High Country Lumber. High Country Lumber had a winning season record of 8-0. The championship game was played against Sweetwater with a final score of 71-56.

In the picture form left to right, Michael Allen, Danen Spoonhunter, Joseph Chartraw, Topah Spoonhunter, Eugen HeavyRunner, Darren Delgado, Troy Spoonhunter and Brad Weaver not pictured Simon Barlow and Derick Piper.


Sponsored by City of Bishop

Posted by Seth Conners

The City of Bishop is sponsoring a Bishop Union High School Football Camp! BUHS JV coaching staff will teach the fundamentals and skills of football to 6th, 7th and 8th graders. This will be a no helmets, no pads, and no contact camp. The camp will be April 14th-17th; from 3pm to 5pm, cost is $20 per participant. Register through April 10th at Bishop City Hall. Pre-registration is required.
All funds will support the Bishop Union High School Football Program. For more information call BUHS Varsity Football Coach Arnie Palu at (760) 937-4929, be sure to leave a message.

Bronco Varsity Baseball vs Mammoth

Bishop Bronco’s scored a home game victory over the Mammoth Huskies on Friday, March 17th with the final score of 7-6.

Bronco Pitcher Justin Yates

Mammoth tagged Yates with two runs in the top of the 1st inning putting the Bronco’s behind early on.

Brodie Maloney tries to make the tag on Mammoth’s Eriko Guzman.

After three innings the Bronco’s were down by a score of 4-3.

Druw Allen making the tag…

In the 4th inning due to some questionable base running decisions by the Huskies, the Bronco’s pulled off a triple play to get out of what could have been a big inning for Mammoth.

Lukas Di Angelo getting involved in the triple play.

Bronco bats came alive in the 5th inning and put the home team ahead for good.

Lorenzo Parra has his eyes (and bat) on the ball.
Brodie Maloney going 1 for 3 at the plate.

Bronco’s added a run in the 6th, going up 7-5 on the Huskies. Mammoth did add one in the top of the 7th but that was not enough. Bronco’s win 7-6 !!

Individual offensive stats

Lorenzo Parra – 2 for 3 scoring twice

Hunter Wassdorp was 1 for 3 with a RBI

Michael Kubiak – 1 for 2 scoring twice

Druw Allen – 1 for 4 with 2 RBI’s

Brodie Maloney – 1 for 3 with a couple RBI’s

Next up for the Bronco’s is Lone pine on March 21st.

Photos by Gary Young


Bishop Union 10 South 5 on March 14

Chay Johnson pitched 7 innings, 9K’s, 3 hits

Peyton Tetrick 4 for 4 with 4 runs scored
Shawnau Johnson 1 for 4
Hannah Waasdorp 1 for 3 with a triple and 2 RBI’s
Chay Johnson 2 for 3 with a triple and 1 RBI
Haley Hersley 2 for 4
Vic Begay 1 for 3 with a double and 2 RBI’s
Drew Dondero 1 for 3
Alondra Ojeda 2 for 3

Next up:  Double header vs Burroughs High at 1pm and 3pm on March 25th


Varsity 13 to 3 win vs South on March 14
Johnston, Yates and Pascal combined for 4 hits 3 runs highlighted by Cade Pascal’s 8 pitch shut down final inning.
Malonie 3-3 with triple and RBI.
Kubiak 2-3 triple, 3 sb’s
Parra 2-4 triple 3 sb’s
DeAngelo 1-2 RBI, stolen base
Outfield of Molina, Wagner, Waasdorp had 3 put outs!
Pascal 1-1 RBI
Landevarde1-1 RBI
Yates 1-2 2 sb’s

Next up:  Home against Mammoth March 17, 3pm


Mammoth Crib now open for 2017.

Posted by Seth Conners

According to a press release from Lara Kaylor at Mammoth Lakes Tourism, it’s now been six years now since the Mammoth Lakes Endurance Crib has hosted Olympic runners, professional road cyclists, national champion mountain bikers, world-champion triathletes and a litany of elite endurance athletes hoping to join their ranks. A home-away-from-home for professional athletes looking to benefit from the unique combination that makes Mammoth Lakes one of the world’s best high-altitude training destinations, the Crib is now open for 2017.


“When it comes to endurance training locales, there are mountain towns and then there’s Mammoth Lakes,” said John Urdi, Executive Director, Mammoth Lakes Tourism. “The altitude is really just a piece of it. When you ask the athletes why they come here, it’s the elevation, the terrain and facilities. But the thing that really separates Mammoth Lakes is the community, which completely embraces and supports both visiting athletes and our local heroes alike.”


Housing up to six athletes at a time, the Mammoth Lakes Crib provides housing and support to professional and elite athletes looking to benefit from a training stint in the Eastern Sierra. And benefit they have. Professional road cyclist Toms Skujins credited a stay at the Crib with helping him win a stage at the 2016 Amgen Tour of California. Two of America’s most successful and decorated distance runners, Olympians Meb Keflezighi and Deena Kastor have also made Mammoth Lakes their home training ground and will be joined by a host of athletes this summer hoping to follow their path to the Olympics.


In recent years the Crib has evolved into more than just a home base, with a website serving as a resource for athletes (elite and otherwise) who are planning a trip to Mammoth Lakes by providing trail and route recommendations, tips on training at elevation and information on events. It’s also become a social hub, telling visiting athletes’ stories and connecting them with local runners and cyclists on their weekly club rides and runs.


Many of the Crib alumni come back year after year, including professional triathlete Jenny Fletcher who said, “My philosophy of life is live an adventure everyday. So Mammoth Lakes is a must! It’s the best place to be living an adventure!”


Check for more information.


Lady Broncos win 3 out of 4 at Yerington 2 day tourney.

Recaps by Stacy Van Nest

Friday march 10th (Day 1)

Game #1

Bishop Union 12 Dayton 3

Chaynua Johnson Pitched 5 innings and had 11K’s, 4 BB’s, and 1 hit against.

Peyton Tetrick 2 for 4
Shawnua Johnson 2 for 3
Hannah Waasdorp 2 for 3 with 1 RBI
Chay Johnson 3 for 3 with a 3 run homer over the fence and 5 RBIS for the day
Hannah Frankson 2 for 3
Gracie Soto was 1 for 1
Alondra Ojeda 1 for 2 with a double
Vic Begay 1 for 2
Friday Game #2
Bishop Union 3 Yerington 7
Chay Johnson pitched 6 innings and had 7 K’s 4 BB’s, and 6 hits
Shawnua Johnson 2 for 3
Hannah Waasdorp 2 for 3
Chay Johnson 1 for 3 with a double
Hannah Frankson 1 for 3 with a double and 2 RBIS
Saturday March 11th
Game #1
Bishop 7 Truckee 0
Peyton Tetrick pitched 6 innings 2 K’s, 1 BB, and 2 hits
Peyton Tetrick 2 for 4
Shawnua Johnson 1 for 4 with a triple and 2 RBIS
Hannah Waasdorp 1 for 3
Julie Cepeda 1 for 1
Drew Dondero 1 for 3
Saturday Game#2
Bishop Union 4 Yerington 0
Chay Johnson pitched 6 innings 0 hits, 11K’s 2 BB’s
Peyton Tetrick 1 for 3
Shawnua Johnson 1 for 3 with 1 RBI
Hannah Waasdorp 2 for 2 with a home nd a double and 2 RBIS
Chay Johnson 1 for 2
Drew Dondero 1-1
Alondra Ojeda walked and scored 1 run
The Broncos are now 3-1 overall after  a great opening weekend with a true team effort and minimal defensive errors.  Offensively, The Broncos scored in every game.  Next up They’ll face South High School from Bakersfield at home tomorrow at 3:15 City Park field #2.


Broncos pickup 2 wins in Yerington.

Posted by Seth Conners

Recaps provided by Linda Frigerio

Varsity team March 10th (Yerington tourney day 1)

Game 1 versus Tonopah Bishop cruised to a 15-0 victory led by the pitching of Blake Johnston with no walks and 5 K’s.Game 2 versus mineral county : slow start for bishop as they fell behind 0-5, but came back in a phenomenal third inning 2 out rally started by a single by Blake Johnston followed up by a huge double by Mike Molina resulting in 3 RBI’s.  A great 3rd and 4th inning of pitching by Cade Pascale with 3Ks and a timely 4th inning single and  RBI by Brodie Maloney gave the bishop Broncos a 6-5 victory.

Kubiak 2-5. , 2 singles 1 RBI
Wagoner 2-6, 2 doubles 1 RBI
Maloney 4-6, 4 singles 4 RBI
Omohundro 3-4, 1 single 2 doubles 2RBI
Molina 2-2, 2 doubles 2RBI

Varsity team March 11th (Day 2)
Game 1 versus Dayton resulted in a disappointing 15-0 loss. Dayton’s pitching dominated-  holding the Broncos to only 3 hits the entire game.  Kade Wagoner and Blake Johnston with a single each and Mikey Molina with a double.  The highlight of the Dayton game, however, was a good pitching outing for sophomore Cade Pascale with 5 K’s.
Game 2 versus Yerington was also a loss.  Bishop led 2-0 going in to the 5th inning, but Yerington’s bats got hot and they scored 5 in the 5th to get the 5-2 win. Impressive pitching performance by Justin Yates as he held yerington to 3 up 3 down in the first 2 innings.
Kubiak and Maloney both went 2-3, 2 singles each
Parra, 1-2
Yates 1-2, 1 RBI
Wagoner  Sac fly for 1 RBI.


Broncos advance to CIF quarterfinals!

By Seth Conners

The Bishop Broncos varsity basketball team advanced to the CIF quarterfinals with a win over Delano’s Kennedy High on Wednesday night.  Final score…Bishop 60 … Kennedy 58.  They’ll now host Kingsburg on Friday, February 24th.  Tipoff for the game is at 7pm at Bishop’s Gus Klekas Gymnasium.  The Broncos are now 20-4 on the year.