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Bishop Crush Boron, Setting Up a Shot at High Desert League Championship

The Bishop Broncos continued their winning ways Friday, extending their winning streak to six games.  Bishop ended up beating Boron 40-15.

Fumbles occurred frequently in this game, with Boron coughing the ball up five times on the evening. The first one happened on the opening kickoff, when Boron captain, Kade Garrett lost the ball inside his own twenty.

Bishop started their first drive inside the Bobcat 20, but were unable to score inside the red zone, and turned the ball over on downs. Boron took over from their own 20 and ended up scoring off a run to the outside by Kade Garrett. The Bobcats then scored a two-point conversion thanks to a pass to the left side to Kade Garrett once again.

Arnie Palu’s team started their drive with good field position, but were not able to score, turning it over on downs once again.

The first score of the game for Bishop came after a Boron fumble, which provided the Broncos a short field. Bishop were able to score thanks to quarterback, Luke McClean’s athletic prowess. McClean weaved his way up the middle on a read-option and ended up scoring the first Broncos touchdown of the game.

After McClean’s touchdown,  the team began to impose their will on the ground with both Steven Paco and Wesley Pettet scoring one-yard touchdowns.

Luke McClean ended up with player of the game honors, scoring three touchdowns with 81 yards rushing. McClean now has back to back games with three touchdowns.

The Broncos will have an extremely tough matchup against Cal-City. The upcoming game will decide who the High Desert League champion will be. Both teams are undefeated in league. The High Desert League championship game will take place at 7:00 PM at Bishop Union High School next Friday.

Bishop Varsity Romp Sierra

Broncos Cruise to Victory Heading Into Mountain Desert League Play

Bishop CA– The Bishop Broncos football team impressed mightily against Sierra, winning 61-0 for their largest margin of victory this season.

In the first half, Broncos quarterback, Luke McClean was the standout player. McClean hooked up with receiver, Jayden Braithwaite for a touchdown on the team’s second possession.

On the next drive, the Junior quarterback was able to score by bursting up field though multiple Chieftain defenders for a 30 yard rushing touchdown to make it 14-0 in favor of Bishop. McClean ended up finishing his night with 125 total yard and two touchdowns.

The team’s ground attack was headed by Steven Paco, who had 127 yards on 12 carries, as well as 3 touchdowns. Head coach, Arnie Palu said that Paco had a “breakout performance” and was impressed with the way the young ball-carrier handled a sizable workload.

Defensively, the Broncos looked just as good as they did on the other side of the ball. Bishop were able to get into the backfield regularly, disrupting the team’s timing of the Sierra offense.

The great defensive line play helped Mark Mayhugh wreak havoc in the secondary. Mayhugh had 4 interceptions, returning one of them to the house for a 30 yard pick-six.

The Broncos improved to 4-2 in the regular season, and are on a three game winning streak, which is the first time Bishop Union have been able to accomplish such a feat under Arnie Palu.

League play begins next Friday at Kern Valley next week. Kickoff is set for 7:00 PM.

Photos by Gary Young Photography.

Celebrations set for BUHS Baseball/Softball

BUHS honoring student athletes

June 6, 2016
Seth Conners

Bishop Union High School softball will be having a pot luck end of the year banquet, Tuesday June 7th at 5:30 at Elk’s park.  Please bring a dish to share.

Also Tuesday night,  Bishop’s Elks lodge will be hosting a potluck dinner at 6:30 to acknowledge and award the BUHS baseball teams. Both JV and Varsity will be honored .

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BUHS Mathletes win at Trona

Bishop Union Mathletes hold leagues top spot

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March 25, 2016

On March 16, 2016 the BUHS Varsity Mathletes competed in Trona in their fifth meet of the season, and won first place. Leading the winning Bronco team was senior Jamie Shultz with seven points, followed by Liam Grah with six points, and Duncan Reid and William Moore with five points each. Sam Hess, Dezert Kiddoo, Makayla McDevit, and Alan Torres also contributed points to the winning team score. Shultz’s score earned her a third place individual finish, and Grah earned a fourth place individual ribbon.

Nine teams and 64 students competed by individually solving difficult math problems in a timed setting to earn points for their team. The following problems, taken from the competition, are typical of the types of questions asked: (1) Joe Kemist has 10 liters of a 35% acid solution. How much water must he add to create a 30% acid solution? (2) From a standard deck of cards, five are picked. Find the probability that if the first card is the Ace of Spades, then the next four cards will be black.

Only one meet of the year remains, with Bishop currently in first place for the league. Coach Buchholz said, “I believe this group of kids can definitely bring home a league victory for BUHS. This team wants to win and they have tremendous drive. I am really proud of them.” The final meet will take place at BUHS on April 20, 2016.

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Left to right: Alan Torres, Liam Grah, Dezert Kiddoo, William Moore, Duncan Reid, Sam Hess, Makayla McDevit, and Jamie Shultz
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Bishop Union JV Mathletes

Bishop Union Mathletes finish their season at Boron

March 18, 2016

On February 24, 2016 the BUHS JV Mathletes traveled to Boron for their last meet of the year, and brought home a second place team win. Out of the eight schools competing, Desert won first place win with 33 points, followed by Bishop with 24 points, and Tehachapi finished third with 20 points. Sixty students competed in total, individually solving difficult math problems in a timed setting to earn points for their team.

BUHS was led be a strong performance from Carter Silva, who earned seven points to take home second place in the overall meet. He was followed by Jim Tomasek with six points and a third place overall meet finish, and Nathan Gardea with 5 points and a fourth place in the meet. Dylan Fitt and Arianna Pope each scored four points for a fifth place meet finish. Also contributing points for the team were Jeanine Lomaintewa, Jake Graves, Tami Lee, and Joey Proeger.

The Broncos are coached by BUHS math instructor Mrs. DeeDee Buchholz, who said, “What I am most proud of is that every individual Mathlete tried his or her best.  They work great under pressure and are willing to put in the effort to improve.  This team has really bonded over the season which makes me look forward to what this team will be like in the future.”

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Left to right: Joey Proger, Nathan Gardea, Dylan Fitt, Jim Tomasek, Arianna Pope, Jake Graves, Tami Lee, Jeanine Lomaintewa, and Carter Silva
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Bishop Union Basketball

Bishop Union Basketball takes 2nd and 5th at Weekend Tournaments

by Arnie Palu
December 14

Bishop Union Bronco Basketball played weekend tournaments in the central valley this past weekend. The Bronco boys finished as runners up in the Corcoran Tournament while the Bronco girls finished in 5th place in the George Glover Memorial Tournament held in Strathmore.

Boys Basketball
Bishop Union High School’s boys basketball team lost in the small-school championship game of the Corcoran tournament. The Broncos fell to rival Kern Valley in the championship game, 65-53. Bishop Union will get two more chances with Kern Valley during High Desert League play.
The Broncos opened the tournament with a 68-50 win over Corcoran. Bishop Union then downed Farmersville 70-61 with Andrew Allen leading the way with 18 points. The wins over Corcoran and Farmersville placed Bishop Union in the small schools championship game with Kern Valley.

Game 1
Bishop Union 68
Corcoran 50

Game 2
Bishop Union 70
Farmersville 61
Scoring, Andrew Allen, 18. Mike Molina, 13. Tommy Ruelas, 13. Anthony Vega, 11. Sean Brown, 8. Ziggy Armitage, 3. Daniel Olsen, 2. Joel Talamontes 2.

Game 3
Bishop Union 65
Kern Valley 53
Scoring, Sean Brown, 17. Mike Molina, 12. Andrew Allen, 10. Ziggy Armitage, 6. Daniel Olsen, 5. Tommy Ruelas, 2. Anthony Vega, 2.

Bishop Union High School Girls Basketball
The Bronco varsity Girls were on the road to Strathmore this weekend. Strathmore is located just to the south-east of Visaila. Bishop Union’s girls finished 2-1 in the George Glover Memorial Basketball Tournament bringing home 5th place. Maria Jimenez was named to the All-Tournament team.

Game 1
Bishop Union 35
Strathmore 42
Scoring, Maria Jimenez, 12. Cienna Martinez, 8. Liitle Eva Lent, 5. Topah Scherer, 5. Sabrina Barlow, 4. Drew Dondero, 1.

Game 2
Bishop Union 35
Porterville 28
Scoring, Topah Scherer, 12. Cienna Martinez, 11. Little Eva Lent, 6. Maria Jimenez, 4. Sabrina Barlow, 2.

Game 3
Bishop Union 49
Ceasar Chavez 41
Scoring, Little Eva Lent, 18. Topah Scherer, 10. Sabrina Barlow, 9. Maria Jimenez, 8. Cienna Martinez, 3. Drew Dondero, 1.

Bishop Union High School basketball will play host to Mineral County High School Tuesday (December 15th). JV girls and boys at 3pm and 4:30 with the varsity girls and boys to follow at 6pm and 7:30 in Gus Klekas Gymnasium.
AM 1230 KBOV will broadcast the varsity boys High Desert League games starting with Rosamond on Friday, January 15th.

cover photo Gary Young, #44 Sean Brown

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Battle for the Owens Valley, basketball edition

Bishop Union takes 3 of 4 from Lone Pine

by Arnie Palu

The Lone Pine Golden Eagles varsity boys basketball team held off a Bronco outside shooting attack winning 71-57 Tuesday night.  The Golden Eagle Varsity Boys victory kept Bishop Union from sweeping the series of games at Bishop’s Gus Klekas Gym.   Lone Pine’s Ryan Cappello scored 11 of his game high 24 points in the Golden Eagle’s 29 point 4th quarter.   Bishop was paced by junior Sean Brown who connected on seven three point baskets.  The Broncos hit fourteen 3’s on the night.

Varsity Boys
.     .               .    1st        2nd       3rd         4th      final
Lone Pine      16        16          10          29           71
Bishop Un.    10        10          20          17          57

Great free-throw shooting and clutch play by senior Ryan Cappello were key in Lone Pine’s 71-57 win.  Cappello hit 10 of 12 from the line including 5 of 6 in the Golden Eagles big 4th quarter.  Cappello had the look of a senior who would not be denied in the games final minutes.  Ryan finished with a game high 25 points, 11 in the fourth quarter.
Lone Pine led 32-20 at the half, but that lead quickly evaporated as the Broncos heated up from long range.  Sean Brown connected on a trio of three point shots in the third quarter giving Bishop the lead.  The Broncos doubled up Lone Pine in the third, outscoring the Golden Eagles 20-10.  A Brad Greene three point play with 30 seconds left in the 3rd quarter kept Lone Pine on top, 42-40.
In the forth quarter Bishop’s Sean Brown and Andrew Allen both hit a pair of three’s keeping Bishop close, and senior Ziggy Armitage drilled a three to tie the game at 52-52 with 5 minutes to play.  But with the game on the line Lone Pine’s stars stole the show.  Brad Greene, Ryan Cappello, and Garrett Sullivan saved their best for last.  Sullivan completed a three-point play early in the quarter, Greene cleared the boards while scoring seven of his 23 points, and Cappello took over the game pouring in 11 points.  The trio combined to connect on 9 of 10 fourth quarter free-throws.

Individual Scoring
Lone Pine
Ryan Cappello, 24. Brad Greene, 23. Garrett Sullivan, 14. Kishan Bhakta, 6. Adrian Gonzalez, 4.
Bishop Union
Sean Brown, 23. Andrew Allen, 9. Ziggy Armitage, 7. Mike Molina,7. Tommy Ruelas, 6. Anthony Vega, 3. Daniel Olsen, 2.

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Varsity Girls
                              1st        2nd       3rd         4th      final
Lone Pine      6                5             4            0             15
Bishop Un.    15           10          11          11          47

The Bishop Union varsity girls used a strong defensive effort winning 47-15.  The Bronco “D” held Lone Pine to 4 points in the 3rd quarter and shut them out in the games final 8 minutes.  Senior Maria Jimenez was high point with 16.

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Individual Scoring
Bishop Union
Maria Jimenez, 16. LIitle Eva Lent, 10. Topah Scherer, 9. Sabrina Barlow, 5.  Drew Dondero, 4.  Cienna Martinez, 3.
Lone Pine
Katelyn Button, 5 points, 8 rebounds, 2 steals. Lena Cariou, 3 points, 7 rebounds, 2 steals. Katie Lacy, 3 points, 4 rebounds, 2 steals. Shyann Padilla, 2 points, 4 blocks. Niki Martinez, 1 point, 4 rebounds. Jessianne Joiner, 1 point, 2 rebounds, 3 blocks. Celia Ray, 1 assist, 3 steals.

Lone Pine Coach Clint Quilter, “While the ladies still struggled to score. They gave excellent effort the entire game. I was very proud of the fact that they reduced committed 51% fewer turnovers as compared to their first game against Paraclete ”

Junior Varsity Boys
Lone Pine    20
Bishop Un.  66

Bishop Union Individual statistics.
Trace Sapp, 13 points, 4 rebounds, 9 assist. Moran West,  12 points, 2 rebounds, 6 assist. Izaak Morganstein, 12 points,  2 rebounds 2 assist. Canyon Martinez,  7points, 2 assists. Sam Moose, 8 points,  2 rebounds. Ed Piper,  8 points,  3 rebounds, 1 assist. Jalen Watterson,  2 points,  5 rebounds 3 assist. Carson Eldridge 4 points,  9 rebounds. Cal Omohundro, 4 rebounds.

Junior Varsity Girls
Lone Pine    27
Bishop Un.  34

Bishop Union Coach Tammy Spoonhunter, “The girls did very well, they were able to stay in a tight game all the way through to the 4th quarter, then they started to attack the basket and pulled away in the 4th quarter.  They never gave up. The defense was working very well and we were able to stop the eagles from scoring.  Overall they played a really great game.”

Bishop Individual Scoring
Julie Cepeda, 13 points. Darline Haro,  4 points. Morningstar Lent 9 points. Gracie Soto, 8 points.

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BYFB hosts Rim Saturday

Bishop Youth Football takes on RIM

The Bishop Youth Football team will take to Bishop Union High School’s John Schwab field this Saturday.  The ballgames represent the youth footballers first chance to play on refurbished John Schwab field.  Division 1 starts at 9am, Division 2 at 11am, and the Division 3 game begins at 1pm.

Last Saturday Bishop Youth Football scored three wins in match ups with Trona.  All three games were play at Big Pine High School. The Division 1 Broncos won 31-20.  Division 2 won 41-18, and Division 3 won 36-14.

Trona Individual Notes
Division 3 (from Coach Morgenstein)
Jayden Braithwaite earned MVP honors with 3 touchdowns, playing great on special teams, offense, and defense.
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#7 Wes Pettet, photo by Maggie Larson

Quarterback Wes Pettet also had a great game with  a touchdown while leading the team as offensive and defensive captain.
Tristan Valle & Justin brooks played well at defensive end.
Jordan cooper also scored a pic-six at the end of the game.

 Division 1 (from Coach Reynolds)

Damon Terraza 1 solo tackle, 1 assisted tackle.
Preston Pool-Harjo 1 solo,  4 assist, 1 carry for 3 yards.
Richie Talavera,  3 solo,  3 assist.
Deaun Mitchel, 1 assist.
Charlie Lewis, 1 assist.
Kano Graves,  1 assist.
Carlos Suarez Jr,  4 assist.
Justin Pettet,  2 assist and one fumble recovery.
Ishia Lee,   4 assists, 3 solo tackles, one  fumble recovery
Vinney Begay, 1 assist, 1 solo tackle, 1 sack,  3 carries for 37 yards,  1TD.
Derrick Cortex, 2 assists.
Elijah Reynolds,   5 assists, 8 solo tackles. 12 carries for 252  4 TDs.

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Day 1 at the Bishop Christmas Classic

Day 1 Results at the BUHS Christmas Classic

The first day of the three day Bishop High School Christmas Classic basketball tournament is in the books.  Bishop Union high school went 2-0 with wins over Immanuel Christian and Lee Vining.

Game 1.  Mineral County 56 – Lee Vining 49
Game 2.  Lone Pine 63. –  Rio Hondo Prep 50
Game 3.  Bishop  93 – Immanuel Christian 24

Individual Stats for Bishop
River Mallory 7 points, 1 rebound, 1 steal, 1 assist
Daniel Olsen 9 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist
Ryan Lent 16 points, 2 rebounds, 3 steal, 4 assists
Jake Traynor 5 points,
Anthony Miller 6 points, 8 rebounds, 2 assists
Brandon Forest 12 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists
Thomas Montoya 14 points, 5 rebounds, 1 steal, 4 assists
Chucky Keller 10 points, 2 rebounds, 1 steal, 3 assists
Ty Tucker 5 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist
Druw Allen 10 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist
Sean Brown 8 rebounds 2 steals, 9 assists

Game 4. Mineral County 49 – Rio Hondo Prep  45
Game 5. Lone Pine 58 – Immanuel Christian 33
Game 6. Bishop 60 – Lee Vining 54

Individual Stats for Bishop
River Mallory 6 points, 5 rebounds, 4 steal, 2 assist
Daniel Olsen 8 points, 4 rebounds, 1 steal 2 assist
Ryan Lent 2 points, 6 rebounds, 2 steals, 4 assists
Jake Traynor , 6 rebounds, 1 assist
Anthony Miller 2 points, 1 rebound, 1 steal
Brandon Forest 3 points, 4 rebounds,
Thomas Montoya 10 points, 3 rebounds, 1 steal, 1 assist
Chucky Keller 3 points,  1 steal,
Ty Tucker 7 points, 7 rebounds, 1 steal, 1 assist
Druw Allen 8 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assist
Sean Brown 11 points, 7 rebounds 1 steal

here is the remaining tournament schedule,

DAY 2 (December 30th)
11:00 am, Rio Hondo vs. Immanuel Christian
12:30 pm, Lee Vining vs. Lone Pine
2:00 pm, Mineral County vs. Bishop
3:30 pm, Immanuel Christian vs Lee Vining
5:00 pm, Lone Pine vs. Mineral County
6:30 pm, Bishop vs. Rio Hondo

DAY 3 (December 31st)
10:00 am, Rio Hondo vs. Lee Vining
11:30 am, Mineral County vs. Immanuel Christian
1:00 pm, Bishop vs. Lone Pine

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Broncos vs. Spirits at Bishop, Football 2014

Bishop vs. Paraclete Varsity Football

Bishop vs. Paraclete JV Football

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Photos by Gary Young.
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