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Every Senior for 2019 Class Set to Graduate in KIBS Coverage Area

Graduation season is here in the Eastern Sierra and West and South Central Nevada. With all of the schools saying goodbye to the class of 2019, parents can be proud of the numbers.

Bishop Union High School will be seeing 122 students receiving diplomas, with no seniors ineligible to walk. The valedictorian of of Bishop High School will be Ariana Pope, who is scheduled to study at the University of Nevada, Reno.

As for south of KIBS/KBOV studios, Big Pine High School will see their class of five seniors walk, with the top student of the class, Cassandra Meza also attending University of Nevada, Reno.

Owens Valley School will have their two seniors walk on June 6th, with Steven Mather being crowned as Valedictorian.

Lone Pine have sixteen seniors slated to graduate depending on how finals go, with the valedictorian still undecided.

Up north in Mono County, Lee Vining will see six graduates walk with two co-valedictorians. The two girls atop the class are Caelen McQuilkin, and Sophia McKee.

Mammoth High School will see ninety-nine seniors graduate, which is one of their largest classes ever. The valedictorian is Guy Laborde.

Over in Tonopah, Nevada, the senior class has already graduated. Thirty-eight students walked with no seniors ineligible to receive their diplomas. The valedictorian for Tonopah High School is Delaney Friel. Currently, she is undecided as to where she will attend college.

Lastly, Round Mountain High School had thirteen graduates walk last week.

Congratulations to the class of 2019!

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

 

 

Tia Barfield Dominates Master’s Wrestling Tournament

Last week, two of the five wrestlers on the Bronco wrestling team competed in 2-day Master’s tournaments in Lemoore. In Master’s tournaments, the top wrestlers qualify for the state tournaments, which are this week.

Senior Mark Mayhugh wrestled in a very tough weight class at 128 pounds, where there were 10 ranked wrestlers, including the top two ranked wrestlers in the state. Mark got a tough draw right off the bat, facing the Number 2 ranked wrestler and although he
wrestled well, he lost. In the consolation bracket, Mark won a match and then faced another tough wrestler and lost by a score of 0-2.

Coach Hodges said, “Mark went out there and wrestled his best. He is a great kid and one of the best wrestlers Bishop has ever had. He is planning on wrestling in college, which will be a first for Bishop as we have never had someone continue wrestling at college.”

Senior Tia Barfield, wrestling at 162 pounds, stormed through her Master’s tournament with no points scored against her. On the first day, Tia pinned her first two opponents in 29 and 44 seconds respectively. On the second day, Tia met the same two girls she saw
last week at the CIF tournament. She scored pins in both matches, finishing off her opponent in the finals in just 45 seconds. Tia becomes the second Master’s Champion wrestler from Bishop; the first was Randy Rogers back in 1985.

Coach Mark Hodges said, “Tia became eligible only in late December. Even so, she has a record of 25 wins and 1 loss. Tia impresses everyone with her wrestling prowess. Unlike many wrestlers, her goal is not to ‘make it to state’, but rather to win the state championship. Tia will be competing in the State Tournament in Bakersfield starting Thursday, where she is currently seeded #4 in the state. Tia and Mark become just the 5th and 6th Bronco wrestlers to ever make it to a Master’s tournament, which is testament to how good they are.”

Bishop Hold Off Desert’s Late Surge to Clinch Victory

After losing against Rosamond High School last Friday, the Bishop Broncos Boys basketball team responded with a much needed victory against the Desert Scorpions. The victory has revitalized the team’s hopes of finishing second in the High Desert League.

Bishop were able to fend off a Desert team who nearly overcame a sixteen point deficit, cutting the Bronco’s lead all the way down to one point with 1:30 remaining in the game. However, the Broncos hunkered down on the defensive end, forcing a late turnover which sealed the game in favor of Bishop. The game finished 52-49.

The game between the two teams was quite different from the away game at Edwards Air Force Base, where the Scorpions were hitting their threes and scoring inside the paint.

This time around, Bishop clogged up the lane, forcing Desert into shooting threes. A stroke of luck was on the side of the team from the Owens Valley, as Desert’s jumpers were not falling.

Additionally, Desert’s inability to take care of the ball was a big reason why Bishop won. The Scorpions often moved the ball around lazily, with many passes flat and ill-advised. These poor passes were often stolen and finished in transition for easy baskets. Junior, Blaine Spoonhunter played inspired on the defensive end, with three blocks, key defensive rebounds, and steals.

Luke McClean did a solid job distributing the ball into the Denny’s Bronco Slam Player of the Game, Cal Omohundro, who positioned himself in the right areas for easy points. Not only did Omohundro do a good job scoring, he was excellent when it came to boxing out and snagging rebounds.

Bishop’s next game is this Friday against Cal City, who are undefeated in the High Desert League.

Costly Turnovers Lose the Game for the Broncos

The Bishop Union Boys team lost a pivotal match up against Rosamond on Friday, losing 68-54. Friday’s loss can be attributed to two things: turnovers and fouls.

Things started out well for the Broncos in the first half. Junior, Blaine Spoonhunter scored the team’s first four points, and the team ended up leading by double digits at the end of the first quarter.

Junior, Luke McClean was able to penetrate at will, attacking the basket whenever the opportunity arose. The game started out much like the first meeting between the two teams, where Bishop got out to an early lead and cruised to a 63-44 victory because of transition baskets.

However, the game plan started to go awry with about five minutes left in the first half. Rosamond made some adjustments and did not allow point guard, Luke McClean any space when it came to penetration. McClean was forced into making bad passes by a Roadrunner team who clogged up the paint.

The turnovers provided Rosamond with a spark offensively, and the team from the Antelope Valley were able to finish in transition on multiple occasions, cutting the lead down to one moments before halftime.

Momentum kept teetering in favor of the Roadrunners, until eventually momentum swung completely away from the Broncos. Three pointers started falling, and what started out as a one point lead blossomed into double digits. Rosamond shooting guard, Alex Cervantes started to catch fire from beyond the arc, and ended up hitting four threes in the game.

Bishop promptly stormed back, thanks to a couple of threes from Luke McClean and Cal Omohundro. However, the Broncos found themselves in the bonus early in both the third and fourth quarters, which provided the Roadrunners with frequent trips to the stripe.

Rosamond made the most of their trips to the line, making 14 out of 18 free throw attempts.

The Broncos now have three High Desert League losses, and trail Desert for second place by two games. Bishop have an opportunity to gain ground on the Scorpions, who they play this Tuesday at 7:30 PM on 1230 AM KBOV.

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.

2018 Haunted Swamp Set for October 13th and 20th

The 2018 Haunted Swamp is on the October 13th, and 20th from 7-10 pm. Attending this event is the perfect opportunity to get ready for Halloween! The Haunted Swamp is located at the Bishop High School Farm on Sunland Road.

The event is put on annually by the Bishop Union High School Future Farmers of America. Attending the Haunted Swamp will undoubtedly lead to it’s fair share thrills and chills. More importantly though, all of the proceeds from ticket sales will go to a good cause that benefits the Bishop community.

The money received from this event will go to the Bishop FFA Program, which provides aspiring farmers with a chance to grow in the farming industry.

Tickets are eight dollars for adults, thirty dollars for groups of four adults, and five dollars for children under twelve years of age.

Please come out to the Haunted Swamp and support your local community!

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.

FALL SPORTS
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

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

SPRING SPORTS
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

Pitching
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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