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Samantha Burns Places as a Finalist at State Poetry Out Loud Competition

Bishop, CA — Sophomore Samantha Burns, from Bishop Union High School, received the title of Inyo County Poetry Out Loud Champion, for the second year in a row, at the ninth annual county finals held in Bishop on February 6, 2019. The runner-up was Erik Martinez, from Owens Valley High School. Students from Bishop Union, Palisade Glacier, Owens Valley, and Keith Bright schools not only competed, but wowed the full house with their dramatic interpretations of both well-known and more obscure poetic works. ICA would like to thank these students, and their teachers, for participating in this powerful and popular program.

An initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts and The Poetry Foundation, administered statewide by the California Arts Council, and locally by Inyo Council for the Arts, Poetry Out Loud encourages high school students to learn about poetry through memorization, performance, and competition. Participants master public speaking skills, build self-confidence, and learn about literary history and contemporary life. Performances are judged on criteria including presence, evidence of understanding, dramatic performance, and accuracy. California’s Poetry Out Loud is the largest event of its kind in the U.S. and has grown steadily since its inception. The 2019 competition series encompasses 53 counties, 305 schools, and 730 teachers, reaching nearly 60,600 students statewide.

Burns proudly represented Inyo County at the California State Finals in Sacramento March 10th and 11th, making it to the final round of competition. She said, “I really loved being at the Poetry Out Loud State Competition. One of my favorite parts was listening to all the poems presented by the 51 other County champions. They were so inspiring and beautiful. I also liked meeting the other competitors and I made some new friends. We all supported each other. The hotel was very nice and so close to the Capital so we walked everyplace. A new activity was the group presentation of a poem we practiced to present to parents and teachers inside the Senate Chambers. We each had a seat in the Senate Chambers which was a rare opportunity. The entire event was so well organized and I was surprised at the amount of details and the amount of people to make this event happen. Dana Gioia, founder of Poetry Out Loud, was there and recited one of his poems, Pity the Beautiful, which I loved. It was wonderful being with such dedicated and talented people. I learned that it is difficult, frightening, and intense to recite poetry in front of judges and so many people but at the same time so thrilling and exciting.”

Lily Bogas of Tamalpais High School in Marin County took the title of California State Champion. Bogas, a devout drama student, explained the connection she feels between Poetry Out Loud and her love of the theater: “I find this opportunity of poetry recitation a really beautiful practice to just come back to yourself,
and speak from your soul, because in the end being sincere and true to yourself is really what people in the theater—and everywhere—crave to see in a performance,” she said.

Penny DellaPelle, a sophomore at San Luis Obispo High School in San Luis Obispo County, was runner-up and will represent California in the national finals in the event Bogas is unable to attend. Jackson Dean, a senior at Palm Valley School and repeat Riverside County champion, took third place.

Sonoma County champion Zoya Ahmed took first place in the newly added creative writing contest portion of the program, Poetry Ourselves. Included in the Poetry Out Loud contest on the national level since 2016, this year marks the first time California offered students the chance to submit original written works at the state level. Ahmed, a 16-year-old sophomore from Maria Carrillo High School in Sonoma County, delivered a rousing recitation of her original poem, “A Concerto of Spice.” County champions Ceiba Cummings of Yreka High School in Siskiyou County and Georgia Schreiner of Villanova Preparatory School in Ventura County tied as runners-up for their original works, “I Was Your World” and “Alphabet Soup.”

Bogas will go on to represent the state of California at the national finals in April in Washington, D.C. For more information about how to follow this exciting national competition, visit www.poetryoutloud.org

 

 

Broncos Sweep Ravens

BUHS baseball and softball Clip Cal City

The three Bishop Union High School teams in action Friday made quick work of the visiting California City Ravens.  The Bronco varsity boys won 13-1, varsity girls won 17-7, and the JV girls won 18-1.  This week will include two road tests, with a trip on Tuesday to Frazier Mt and Friday to rival Kern Valley.  All Bronco varsity boys games are broadcast live on AM 1230 KBOV and streamed live here on kibskbov.com via the listen live link.

VARSITY BOYS
Cal City  1
BUHS   13

WP, Justin Hollowell, 5 IP, 10 K.
Brodie Maloney, 1 for 1, TRI, RBI.
Alex Sipes, 1 for 2, 2RBI.
Justin Hollowell, 1 for 2, HR, 5 RBI.
Peyton Wagoner, 1 for 2, RBI.
Clyde McCoy, 1 for 3.

VARSITY GIRLS
Cal City  7
BUHS 17

WP Korina Toledo, 4IP, 6K.
Sabrina Barlow, 3-4.
Bailee Piper,  2-3, RBI.
Jordan Frankson, 1-1, RBI.
Rubee Manuelito,  2-4.
Korina Toledo,  2-4, RBI.
Aurora Toledo,  2-4.
Katrina Biehl, 2-4,  triple, RBI.
Shelby Logan, 1-4, triple, RBI.
Samantha Riesen,  1-5,  4 walks, HR  ending the game in the 6 inning.

JV GIRLS
Cal City 1
BUHS  18

WP  Morgan Cunha, 5IP, 3K.
Kassidie Duckey, 3 for 4, triple.
Destiny Frank, 3 for 4, 3 runs.
Gracie Soto,  2 for 2, double.
Jasymne Romero, Run.
Wendy Reynolds, 1 for 1, run.
Ashley Worle, 2 for 3,  4 runs.
Vicky Begay,  2 for 4.
Yeehobie Jackson,  2 for 2, 2 runs.
Julie Cepeda, Run.
Morgan Cunha, 2 for 4, Run.
Faith Manriquez, 1 for 2, Run.

California City does not have a JV boys team, the Bishop JV traveled to Mammoth dropping a 3-2 decision to the Huskies.

Cover Photo, Justin Hollowell.  Photo by Gary Young.

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BUHS Christmas Classic Schedule

The 37th Annual Christmas Classic Basketball Tournament

This years  varsity tournament features 6 teams who will play in a round robin format.  The schools in this years tournament include Bishop Union, Immanuel Christian, Lee Vining, Mineral County, Rio Hondo Prep, and  Lone Pine.   Games will be played at Bishop Union High Schools Gus Klekas Gym.  The tournament runs Monday January 29th, through Wednesday, January 31st.

DAY 1
11:00 am,  Lee Vining vs. Mineral County
12:30 pm,  Rio Hondo vs. Lone Pine
2:00 pm,  Immanuel Christian vs. Bishop
3:30 pm, Mineral County vs. Rio Hondo
5:00 pm, Lone Pine vs. Immanuel Christian
6:30 pm, Bishop vs. Lee Vining

DAY 2
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
10:00 am, Rio Hondo vs. Lee Vining
11:30 am, Mineral County vs. Immanuel Christian
1:00 pm, Bishop vs. Lone Pine

photo by Steve Dutcher

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City of Bishop Volleyball

City of Bishop Volleyball

The City of Bishop will be hosting their 2015 open gym
volleyball in the west gym of the high school. They will be
starting on Thursdays, beginning January 8 from 7:40-9:30pm, and
Sundays, beginning  January 11 from 2:45-4:45pm.
The league will play through March 1st.
The cost is $3 per person. If you have any questions
please call the Community Services Department 873-5863.
***Attention Players***
**There will be no volleyball on January 18th, February 1st
and 16th**.

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Lone Pine and Bishop battle in hoops

Lone Pine hosts Bishop Basketball

The Lone Pine Golden Eagles hosted the Bishop Broncos Wednesday, December 17th.  The two schools split the 4 game set with Lone Pine claiming victory in Boys Varsity and Girls JV, while the Broncos made the drive home on highway 395 with wins in the Varsity Girls and JV boys games.

Varsity Boys
BUHS          67
Lone Pine 82
(Lone Pine) Brad Greene 27 points, 19 rebounds, 4 blocks.  Garrett Sullivan 25 points, 5 assists, 2 steals.  Ryan Cappello 20 points, 13 rebounds 6 assists.
(Bishop) Thomas Montoya 25 points, Sean Brown 16 points, Ty Tucker 8 points, River Mallory 7 points.

Varsity Girls
BUHS         58
Lone Pine 27
(Bishop) Little Eva Lent 15 points, Topah Scherer 11, Sabrina Barlow 10, Maria Jimenez 10, Tamia Shoshone 6.
(Lone Pine) Jessiane Joiner 8 points, Niki Martinez 6, Shayann Padilla 4, Lena Cariou 4.

JV Boys
BUHS          72
Lone Pine 44
(Bishop) Trace Sapp 16 points, Anthony Vega 11, Mike Molina 10, Moran West 10, Edward Piper 6, Kelby Cherrick 5, Gene Dondero 4, Sam Moose 2.

JV Girls
BUHS     19
Lone Pine 32
(Bishop) Julie Cepeda 7 points, Kassidie Ducky 4, Faith Manriquez 4, Michelle Toledo 2, Darline Haro 2.

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BUHS hoops @ Whittell

Bronco Basketball opens tourney play

The Bishop varsity boys and girls are playing in a tournament in South Tahoe.  Both Bronco teams started play Thursday, December 11th vs Whittell High School.

Boys Basketball
BUHS 46
WHS  64

According to Coach Mark Olsen, Whittell high school’s electricity was out all day Thursday and several teams chose not to travel to the tournament due to  potential bad weather.  All the afternoon games were moved to Incline High School.  Olsen notes that Whittell’s Boys are the defending Nevada State champion in their division. Returning most of their team from last year.  The bronco got behind early and just couldn’t get closer than 14 points.  Bishop lost 64 – 46.  Bishop was led by Seniors Thomas Montoya with 21 points and 8 rebounds and Ty Tucker with 9 points.  Coach Olsen commented, “Whittell is by far the best team we have faced so far this year.  With the loss the Bronco boys continue to improve their game and prepare for league.”

Girls Basketball
BUHS 57
WHS  32

Bronco Freshman Topah Scherer hit 3 of 6 shots from behind the arc pouring in a team high 16 points in the bronco victory.  Maria Jimenez added 11 points and 6 rebounds.  Tamia Shoshone, Little Eva Lent, and Sabrina Barlow each chipped in with 8 points.  Barlow pulled down a team high 10 boards in the win.  Shoshone had a team high 8 assists.

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Bishop Mathletes at Kern Valley

BUHS Mathletes finish 2nd at rival Kern Valley

The Bishop Varsity Mathletes had another strong finish at their December 3rd meet in Kern Valley.  Taking home second place with a total score of 26 points, the Broncos were just two points behind first place winner, Tehachapi.  The students compete by individually answering challenging math problems in a timed setting to earn points for their team, and there were nine teams with 61 students.  Juniors David Chavez and Jamie Shultz were the high point scorers for the Broncos with seven points each, and also the high point scorers in the overall meet.  Colton Riesen was close behind with a score of six points and a second place in the overall meet.  Also contributing points for the Broncos were Olivia Grah, Robby Moore, William Moore, Hannah Murray, Carson Reid, and Logan Stephensen.

Coach DeeDee Buchholz describes this team as very hard working and is proud of how they represent BUHS by always showing great respect for the other schools and players.  The next Varsity meet is January 28th in Silver Valley.

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Broncos go 3-2 @ Hawthorne NV

Bishop Varsity Basketball at the Serpent Classic.

The Broncos opened play on Thursday, December 4th against Mineral County High School, the host team, in the first game of the Serpent Classic, in Hawthorne, Nevada.  The Broncos fell behind 12-2 in the first few minutes and fought hard to come back to win 53-43.  The Broncos were led by Seniors Thomas Montoya with 18 points and Ty Tucker with 12 points. Coach Mark Olsen said, “We had a great defensive team effort in the last 7 minutes of the game.    We were very proud of the boy’s tenacity and fight after falling behind early.”

On Friday, December 5th Bishop played both Smith Valley and Yerrinton. Tied at the half 27-27 against Smith Valley, Bishop pulled away in the second half playing very well defensively and offensively and building a 20 point lead, and winning 64-47.  The Broncos were led by Sophomore Druw Allen with 22 points and Senior Thomas Montoya with 15. The second game of the day was against Yerington, with Bishop falling lost 54-43. Again tied 27-27 at half, coach Mark Olsen says the Broncos played very well defensively, especially Ty Tucker, Ryan Lent, Druw Allen, and Sean Brown.  Olsen notes that Yerington took advantage of their size in the 2nd half pulling away for the win. Leading scorers for the Broncos were Seniors Ryan Lent with 9 points and Thomas Montoya with 8 points.

Bishop wrapped up play in Hawthorne with a loss to Virginia City, 74-60 and win over Lincoln High. Leading scores in the Virginia City game were Seniors Thomas Montoya with 20 and River Mallory with 18.  In the win over Lincoln, 48-45, Bishop was led by Senior Thomas Montoya with 17 points, Junior Daniel Olsen with 8 points and sophomore Druw Allen chipped in with 8. The Bronco finished the tournament with a 3-2 record. Bishop will play Mineral County again in Hawthorne on Tuesday, December 9th then head to South Lake Tahoe to play in the Whittell Tournament the 11th – 13th of December.

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