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Alta One announces year end scholarship winners

Maria Jimenez wins top honors at the Alta One year end scholarship ceremony

June 22, 2016
By Seth Conners

The Alta One Federal Credit Union held its annual scholarship awards ceremony on Tuesday June 14th at the Alta One member service center.  The ceremony was held to honor and award this years Bishop High School scholarship nominees and winners.  Finalists from each season were awarded a $1,000 scholarship with the overall winner receiving an extra $750 dollars.

Maria Jimenez…Basketball/Volleyball…OVERALL WINNER ($1,000 Dollars)
Jamie Schultz…Cross Country/Swim Team/ Volleyball
Martin Tievnan…Football
Katrina Biehl…Tennis
Carson Reid…Cross Country

Sabrina Barlow…Basketball/Softball…FINALIST ($1,000 Dollars)
Marryanne Stone…Snowboard Team
Lawrence Joey Havey…Soccer

Bailee Piper…Softball…FINALIST ($1,000 Dollars)
Elizabeth Bignam…Swim Team
Selena Duenas…Dance/ Track and Field
Brian Jones…Golf
Logan Stephenson…Football/Track and Field
Chance Womack…Baseball

cover photo by Gary Young

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BUHS Football Fundraiser

Bronco Football Concludes Spring  Practice

Bishop Union High School Football will wrap up Spring Practice Friday, June 3rd with an open practice, BBQ, parent meeting and pie auction.

All Bronco Football parents, fans and supporters are welcome to attend.  The “Blue and White” practice will begin at 5pm.  Following the practice you can enjoy a complementary hot dog while meeting the coaching staff.

Summer and fall schedules will be available and you can participate in the Pie Auction Fundraiser.   All proceeds will benefit Bishop Union High School Football.

5pm start at John Schwab Field.

cover photo by Lorenzo Parra.

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Bishop Union Splits with Rosamond

Bishop Union Softball wins, Baseball falls to Rosamond

May 2, 2016
By Arnie Palu

The Bronco softball teams dominated Rosamond Friday while the baseball teams fell hard.  Bishop Union will wrap up their home High Desert League schedule this Friday hosting California City.

Varsity Baseball
Rosamond 13
Bishop Union 5

Bishop Union varsity baseball found themselves down 13-1 Friday afternoon.  Bishop was staring down a second consecutive 10-run mercy rule home loss.  The Broncos scratched out 3-runs in the bottom of the fifth inning avoiding a mercy rule loss.  Rosamond starting pitcher Jose DeLaRosa put together another strong effort picking up the win.  DeLaRosa worked 6 and 2/3rds innings striking out 13 broncos.  Bishop Union slides to 2-3 in HDL play with three games to go.  Rosamond is now 5-0 with Kern Valley at 3-1.

Offensive Statistics
Patrick Mitton, 1 for 3, single, walk, run.
Brodie Maloney, 3 for 4, Home run, 2 singles, 2 RBI, 2 Runs.
Michael Kubiak, 1 for 3, single, 2 RBI, walk.
Zack DeLeo, 1 for 4, single.
Ryan Graves, reached on error, hit by pitch, stolen base.
Cal Omohundro, walk.
Lorenzo Parra, walk.
Aaron Chinzi, walk, Run.
Joe Mayhugh, walk, Run.

JV Baseball
Rosamond 13
Bishop Union 1

Offensive Statistics
Lukas DiAngelo, 1 for 2, Double, RBI, Walk
Justin Yates, 1 for 2, Single, Stolen Base.
Cade Pascale, 1 for 2, Single, Stolen Base.
Christian Landaverde, 1 for 2, Single.
Odie DeMoss, 1 for 1, Single.
Mark Mayhugh, 1 for 1, Single, Run, hit by pitch.

Bishop Union JV will travel to Mammoth Tuesday (May 3rd) for a 4pm first pitch with the Huskies.

Varsity Softball
Rosamond 6
Bishop Union 12

Little Eva Lent pitched 7 innings, 9 hits, 6 K’s, 2 BB.

Offensive Statistics
Little Eva Lent 3 for 4
Peyton Tetrick 3 for 5 with 1 RBI
Sabrina Barlow 2 for 4 with a double and triple and 1 RBI
Katrina Biehl 2 for 4
Destiny Frank 2 for 4
Ashley Worley 1 for 4 with 2 RB
Bailee Piper 1 for 3 with triple and 2 RBI
Hannah Waasdorp 1 for 3 with 2 RBI

Coaches Comments, “The coaching staff was very pleased with the offense and coming back strong after a league loss. Our goals are to finish the second half of league stronger than the first. We are now 4-1 in league play and next up is Cal City at home on the 6th.”  Coach Stacy Van Nest

JV softball
Rosamond 7
Bishop Union 23

Offensive Statistics
Selia Amisone, 2 for 3 with a home run.
Drew Dondero, 1 for 3.
Faith Manriquez, 2 for 2.
Gracie Soto,  1 for 1 with 2 RBI
Jeanine Lomaintewa 1 for 1.

winning pitcher, Selia Amisone, 6 strikeouts.

cover photo, Brodie Maloney heading home on his 7th inning home run.  Photo by Jim Tyler

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Bushling, Broncs Blast Bishop

Kern Valley Varsity teams top Bishop Union

April 27, 2016
by Arnie Palu

Rival Kern Valley got the best of the Bishop Broncos Tuesday.  Kern Valley’s varsity baseball and softball teams topped Bishop via the 10-run mercy rule.  Bishop exacted a measure of revenge by winning both JV games.  Bishop Union will continue their home stand Friday hosting Rosamond.  The varsity boys game will be live on AM 1230 KBOV and streamed live here on the listen live link.

Varsity Baseball
Kern Valley 15
Bishop Union 3  (5 innings)

Kern Valley’s Zack Bushling hit a 1st inning breaking ball into the trees outside right field,the rest of his day would be a walk in the park.  Bushling’s 2-run home run started a 3-run first inning and set the stage for a KV win.  After allowing Bushling to rattle the tree limbs in the opening inning the Broncos walked him three times, twice walking Zack intentionally…with the bases loaded.  In a move of ultimate respect, or perhaps fear of property damage, the Broncos choose to walk in a run rather then allow the Kern Valley junior a chance to knock in multiple runs.   Following their 3-run first inning KV scored a single run in the 2nd, three more in the 3rd and blew the game open with a 8-run 4th inning effort.

Justin Yates, 4 innings pitched, 15 runs, 8 hits, 4 walks, 2 strikeouts.
Zack Deleo, 1 inning pitched, 0 runs, 0 hits, 1 strikeout.

Patrick Mitton, 1 for 2, single, hit by pitch, run.
Brodie Maloney, 1 for 3, double, RBI, run.
Michael Kubiak, 2 for 3, 2 singles, RBI, 2 run.
Zack Deleo, 1 for 3, single.
Ryan Graves, 1 for 3, single.
Cal Omohundro, 2 for 3, 2 singles, RBI.
Lorenzo Parra, 1 for 2, single.
Peyton Wagoner, hit by pitch.
Aaron Chinzi, walk.

HDL Varsity Baseball Standings
Rosamond 4-0
Kern Valley 3-1
Bishop Union 2-2
California City 1-3
Frazier Mt.  0-4

Varsity Softball
Kern Valley 15
Bishop Union 0 (5 innings)

The Bronco Varsity Girls played with just 9 Tuesday.  Coach Stacy Van Nest indicates the Broncos played well early, but the hard-hitting Broncs pulled away late.

Little Eva Lent, 5 innings pitched, 10 hits, 2 walks, 5 strikeouts.
Peyton Tetrick 1 for 2.

Coaches Comments, “We played with 9 again and had three innings of great ball. We were simply out hit today but I know we can adjust and come back stronger the next time we play.  We are now 8-9 overall and 3-1 in league play. Next up Rosamond at home on Friday.”  Stacy Van Nest

JV Softball
Kern Valley 16
Bishop Union 17

Coach Patty Cummings reports that the Bronco JV jumped on top 16-9 and held off a tough KV team 17-16.  Bishop held KV with the potential game tying run on 3rd base.

Winning Pitcher
Selia Amisone
Offensive Statistics
Julie Cepeda,  3 for 3, 2 runs.
Alondra Ojeda,  1 for 2, 2 runs.
Corie Campbell, 1 for 3, 3 runs.
Selia Amisone, 1 for 2, 2 runs.
Drew Dondero, 2 for 3, double, run.
Gracie Soto,  2 runs.
Jasmine Romero, run.
Jenna Andersen, 1 for 1.

Coaches Comments,”It was such a great team effort again by these girls.  Everyone added something to get the win, I’m  so proud of them for their great attitudes and sportsmanship.  The standouts offensively for the day were Julie cepeda going 3 for 3 at the plate and Jenna Andersen driving in the go-ahead run.

JV Baseball
Kern Valley 6
Bishop Union 7

Bishop scored 4 runs in the 5th inning and then the go ahead runs in the 6th.  A Trace Sapp Sacrifice Fly scoring Lukas DiAngelo put the Broncos on top.

Trace Sapp, 3 1/3 innings pitched, 3 runs, 4 strikeouts.
Cade Pascale, 2 and 2/3 innings pitched, 2 runs, 4 strikeouts. (Win)
Hunter Beal, 1 inning pitched. 0 runs. (Save)

Lukas DiAngelo, walk, reached on error, stolen base, 2 runs.
Matt Rosga, 2 walks, 2 runs.
Trace Sapp, 2 for 3, single, double, sacrifice fly, 2 RBI, 3 stolen bases.
Jalen Watterson, 1 for 4, RBI.
Hunter Beall, reached on error, run.
Cade Pascale, reached on error, run.
Christian Landeverde, 2 walks, 2 stolen bases.
Chance Villar, walk.
Odie DeMoss, run scored.

Bronco Catcher Brady Womack had a great game defensively.

Cover Photo, Kern Valley’s Zack Bushling. Photo by Gary Young.

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Bishop Union hires Palu

Palu accepts teaching position at Bishop High

April 27, 2016

Bishop Unified School District Statement

The Bishop Unified School District is pleased to announce that Mr. Arnie Palu has been hired as a teacher at Bishop Union High School.  Mr. Palu will be working in the Career Technical Education department at BUHS teaching classes related to the Arts, Media and Entertainment and marketing industry sectors.  His position will include journalism, media production, and student leadership.  Mr. Palu will also take the helm as Head Varsity Football Coach for the Broncos. 

Principal Randy Cook believes, “Arnie Palu will have a tremendous positive impact on our students both in the classroom and on the football field for years to come.”

Mr. Palu shared, “”I’m beyond excited for this new opportunity at Bishop Union High School. Covering BUHS athletics for 15 years at KIBS/KBOV and being a part of the Bronco football program has allowed me to build strong relationships with students and now this move will enable me to focus my full attention on working with young people. Leaving KIBS/KBOV is not easy, but joining the staff at BUHS will allow me the opportunity to pass along my passion for journalism. As we begin this new adventure I would like to thank my friends and family for their support.  This transition would not be possible without the love and encouragement of my wife.  Kelliann and I are in this together to help make a positive impact.  We are eager to get started. Go Broncos!”

We are extremely excited to begin working with Arnie Palu here at Bishop Unified and we know he will be a great addition to an already outstanding staff at BUHS.  Go Broncos!

Barry Simpson

Palu, a native of Nebraska, is a graduate of the University of Nebraska, Lincoln and has served as news and sports director at KIBS/KBOV since September of 2001.  Palu has been a member of the JV football staff at Bishop Union for 8 seasons including 5 seasons as head coach.

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Charter Bus Crashes near Little Lake

BUHS Charter Bus goes off highway 395

April 25th, 2016 (edited at 10:30am to include school statement)
By Arnie Palu

A Charter Bus traveling northbound on Highway 395 drove off the roadway sending the driver and several passengers to area hospitals.  The Charter bus was returning to Bishop after a weekend trip to San Diego.  Bishop Union High School Avid students and chaperons were passengers on the northbound bus.  A total of 9 students and 2 chaperons were transported to medical facilities for treatment.  The driver, 38 year old Edgar Perez of Moreno Valley, was transported to Ridgecrest Regional Hospital with minor injuries.  The collision remains under investigation.

CHP Collision Report
“On April 23, 2016, at approximately 3:38pm, Edgar Perez was driving a charter bus, occupied by five adults and 45 juvenile students, northbound on U.S. 395, approaching Little Lake Road, in the #2 lane at approximately 65 mile per hour.  Due to an unknown reason, Perez allowed the bus to drift to the right, traversing the asphalt shoulder and driving down a dirt embankment.  The bus struck a wooden support beam and a barbed wire fence.  This collision resulted in minor injuries to several of the occupants, who were transported to nearby hospitals for treatment.  This collision is still under investigation by the CHP.” 

Statement from BUHS

On Saturday, April 23, 2016 a charter bus carrying approximately 44 BUHS students and five chaperones and staff members was involved in an accident on HWY 395, approximately 10 north of Pearsonville, California near Little Lake. My office has been in contact with representatives from the charter bus company. According to  officials from the Tour Coach Company, the driver of the bus was experiencing a medical emergency and blacked-out. The bus went off the road and eventually came to an abrupt stop after hitting an anchor cable off of the highway. The driver has undergone surgery for issues related to the symptoms he experienced while driving the bus.
Following the accident nine of our students were transported to the Lone Pine and Ridgecrest Hospitals as precautionary measures for minor injuries and were released that evening. Two BUHS employees were also transported to the hospital for treatment one was released that evening and the other was admitted.
The Bishop Unified School District occasionally uses charter bus companies to transport students for special events. The students on this bus were part of the AVID program at BUHS and were returning from an annual trip visiting college campuses in Southern California. The students had fund-raised the money that was used to contract with the charter bus company.
We are extremely grateful that there were no serious student or staff injuries. My office is working directly with the Tour Coach Company which has already set up an accident claim. We will work with each of our families to insure that all claims are filed properly. Again, we are very thankful that all of our students and staff  members are safely home.
Any further questions can be directed to my office at 760-872-3680.
Barry D. Simpson
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Cal “No-No” Omohundro

Bishop Union Freshman Omohundro no-hits Mineral County

by Arnie Palu
April 18, 2016

Bishop Union High School’s Cal Omohundro played in his first JV game Friday.  The Freshman certainly made an impression.  Omohundro drove in 6 runs while tossing a no-hitter.  This spring Cal made the transition from basketball to baseball winning a spot on the varsity roster.  The varsity Broncos were off this past Friday allowing Omonundro to help out the Bronco JV while picking up valuable mound time.  Bishop Union put the game out of reach early scoring 15-runs in the bottom of the 1st inning.   On the day the Broncos pounded out 22 hits.

The JV Broncos are now off until Tuesday, April 26th.  Bishop Union will host rival Kern Valley at the Bishop City Park, field 4.  The Varsity Broncos will be back in actin this week with games at California City Tuesday and home Friday with Frazier Mt.  All Bronco Varsity games are broadcast live on AM 1230 KBOV.

Mineral County 0
Bishop Union 31 (5 innings)

Winning pitcher,  Cal Omohundro, 5 IP, 0 run, 0 hits, 11 strikeouts, 2BB, 1 hit by pitch.

Mark Mayhugh, 1 for 1, BB,HBP, double, 2 runs.
Brady Womack, 1 for 2, BB, three runs, 2 RBI.
Matt Rosga, 3 for 4, 2 BB, 4 runs, RBI.
Trace Sapp, 4 for 6, 2 triples, 3 RBI, 4 runs.
Jalen Watterson, 4 for 6, 3 RBI, 2 runs.
Hunter Beall, 2 for 3, Double, 2 RBI, 2 runs.
Odie DeMoss, Run.
Cal Omohundro, 3 for 4, 2 BB, 6 RBI, 4 Runs.
Cade Pascale, 1 for 4, 2 BB, 4 runs.
Christian Landaverde, 1 for 1, 4 BB, 3 runs.
Lukas DiAngelo, 1 for 2, BB, 2 RBI, run.
Chance Villar, 1 for 2, RBI, run.

Trace Sapp avoids a wild pitch. Photo by Lorenzo Parra
Odie DeMoss. Photo by Lorenzo Parra
Bronco 2B Christian Landaverde. Photo by Lorenzo Parra
Bronco 3B Cade Pascale. Photo by Lorenzo Parra
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BUHS Volleyball Fundraiser

Bishop Union High School Volleyball Fundraiser

March 28, 2016

Bishop Union High School Volleyball is holding their 5th annual Wine Tasting Fundraiser.  Proceeds benefit the Bishop Union High School Volleyball team.  The Wine Tasting will be held on Friday, April 8th from 6pm to 8pm at the Tri-County Fairgrounds Tallman Pavilion.  For more information or to purchase tickets please call the main office at BUHS 760-873-4275 or coach Linda Frigerio, 760-937-3741.

cover photo by Gary Young

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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 Unified raises money, awareness

Bishop Unified School District raises $13,000

By Arnie Palu
March 21, 2016

Students and staff at Bishop Unified School District are still adding up the totals, but preliminary numbers are showing just over $13,000 has been raised for the “Students Supporting Cancer Awareness Campaign”.  A majority of the funds will be donated to the Eastern Sierra Cancer Alliance.  The local Cancer support group is slated to receive approximately $10,000 with the remainder going to the Leukemia Lymphoma Society.

Home Streets Pat Twomey and Bishop Elementary Schools Heather Carr open the Luminary Walk.

The Bishop schools two-week campaign wrapped up Friday evening with the “Shine on the Sierra Luminary Walk”.  The walk was held at Bishop Union High Schools John Schwab Field.  The emotional night included the Survivors and Fighters walk and the closing ceremony where the individual school sites announced their fundraising totals.   Heather Carr of Bishop Elementary school reported a total of $4,400.  Home Streets Pat Twomey reported $4,347 and Dave Kalk reported $3,315 for Bishop Union High School.   Eastern Sierra Cancer Alliance board secretary Sherry Nostrant accepted a check from Bishop School officials at Friday nights closing ceremony.

The night included laps around the Bishop Union high school track that was lined with luminary bags decorated to honor those lost to cancer.  Bags and signs also included messages of hope and encouragement for those currently battling cancer.

BUSD officials present a check to representatives of ESCA.

photos by Arnie Palu

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