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BUHS Mathletes win at Trona

Bishop Union Mathletes hold leagues top spot

submitted by BUHS
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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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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BUHS Spirit Squad finishing 2016 and looking to 2017

Bishop Union Spirit Squad sets Finale and Meeting for next year

by Arnie Palu
March 4, 2016

The Bishop Union High School Spirit Squad is putting a wrap on their year with an eye toward 2017.  Bishop Union’s Spirit Squad is hosting their Season Finale on Thursday, March 10th at Bishop Union’s Gus Klekas Gym.  Performances will begin at 6:30pm featuring the Bronco Dance Team, Cheerleaders, and Song Leaders.  Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for students.

Selena Duenas. Photo by Gary Young

Planning is underway for the 2016-2017 Spirit Squad.  Adviser Sheri Nolan is asking anyone interested in trying out for net year’s cheer, dance or song teams to attend a meeting Monday, March 7th in the Bishop Union High School Library.  The meeting will begin at 7pm.  Informational packets will be handed out, clinic dates and tryout dates will also be announced.  Nolan is encouraging students to get involved.  “If you like to dance, perform, and be in front of the crowd leading the way, then Spirit Squad is the place for you!”  Adviser Sheri Nolan

cover photo by Gary Young

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Bronco Golfers Win HDL opener

Bishop Union High School Golf wins 1st HDL meet

by Arnie Palu
March 3, 2016

The Bishop Union High School Golf team has picked up right where they left off.  The Broncos won the High Desert League title last year and started the 2016 campaign with a strong  win at Rosamond.  The HDL opened play at the 9-hole, par 35 Rancho Sierra Golf Course.  Bishop was led by Freshman Troy Erickson who shot a 4 over par 74.  The Broncos had 4 golfers turn in scores of 80 or under.  Next up for the Broncos is a home HDL meet at Bishop Country Club Wednesday, March 9th. The Broncos golf team is coached by Ken Dutton.

Individual Results at Rosamond
Troy Erickson 74
Carter Silva 76
Brian Jones 78
Nick Orrill 80
Kade Wagoner 85
Chet Shultz 89

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BUHS Boys Soccer drops playoff match

Bishop Union Boys Soccer falls to Fowler

by Arnie Palu
February 17, 2016

Bishop Union High School boys soccer team made the long road trip to the Fresno area Tuesday for the opening round of the CIF Central Section Les Schwab Division 5 boys soccer championships.  #6 seed Fowler High school played host to the #11 Bishop Broncos.  Fowler started strong with 2 quick goals in route to a 8-1 victory.  Fowler advances to the second round Thursday hosting Rosamond.  Rosamond, champs of the High Desert League, had a bye into the second round.

Coach’s Comments
” Fowler scored two quick goals within the first five minutes of the match. Bishop settled down and held Fowler scoreless for the rest of the opening half.  At the 30 minute mark of the first half senior captain Brian Lemus scored on a nice arching ball to pull Bishop to within one goal.  The second half of the match was a very different story. Fowler scored 6 unanswered goals.”  Coach Peter Thomsen

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Big Day for Bishop Union HS Soccer

Bronco Soccer drills rival Kern Valley

By Arnie Palu
February 12, 2016

Bishop Union High School Soccer put the wraps on a successful regular season Thursday.  The Bronco Girls completing a undefeated High Desert league championship and the Bronco boys securing a playoff birth.  The Bronco girls scored in the opening seconds of their match with Kern Valley in route to a 5-1 win.  The Bronco Boys controlled their match with rival KV cruising to a 7-0 win.  The boys victory locking up a third place HDL finish.

Bronco Varsity Girls
Kern Valley 1
Bishop Union 5

Coach Manny Terrasas credits his teams overall strong play from Thursday afternoon.  ” The girls played really well. After scoring within the first 30 seconds we slowed a little taking a 2 to 1 lead into halftime.  Once we put in our 3rd goal about 10 minutes into the second half,  we shut down Kern Valley with strong defense and quality passing.”  Bishop coach also praised the strong defense of Ritz Garcia, Emeli Mora, Kori Boxley and Karla Castilla. 

Individual Statistics
Katie Dohnel, 1 goal and 2 assists.
Kailyn Boxley,  1 goal 2 assists.
Jaden Piper 1 goal.
Shelby McKinley 1 goal. 

Game Photos by Gary Young

Ritz Garcia
Pregame team huddle.
#9 Kailyn Boxley
#7 Katie Dohnel, #9 Kailyn Boxley
#7 Katie Dohnel
#13 Captain Shelby Mckinley
#7 Katie Dohnel
#3 Sara Voss, #19 Isabel Munoz
#19 Munoz
#9 Kailyn Boxley
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Bishop Union Varsity Boys
Kern Valley 0
Bishop Union 7

Submitted by Coach Peter Thomsen
Landon Harper opened the scoring at the 37 minute mark. Gage Garcia scored off a header one minute later. The first half ended with Bishop leading 2-0.

Second half goals were scored by Tony Sears, Landon Harper, Mario Velasco, and 2 goals from Ethan Lamb (his first goal coming off a penalty kick). Ethan normally a defender scored his first goals in his high school career.

In goal for the shutout was Jerry Mendez.

Bishop concluded league play with a 4-4 record and third place.
Our next match will be an away CIF playoff game on Tuesday, Feb. 16.

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Bishop Union Basketball Celebrates Senior Night

Bishop Union High School Basketball tops California City, Honors Seniors

By Arnie Palu
February 11, 2016

Senior Night at Bishop Union High School was a success with ten senior basketball players honored and two big wins.  The Bronco Varsity Girls stay perfect in High Desert League play with a 51-3 win and the boys strengthen their playoff chances with a 84-68 victory over California City.  Bishop Union now hits the road for the final two games of the regular season with trips to Frazier Mt (Friday, February 12) and rival Kern Valley (Tuesday, February 16th).  Boys Varsity HDL games are broadcast live on AM 1230 KBOV, and streamed live here through the home page’s listen live link.

Varsity Girls Basketball
California City… 3
Bishop Union….51

Five Bronco seniors played their final regular season home game in Gus Klekas gymnasium Wednesday night.  Rosalind Cardenas, Sabrina Barlow, Maria Jimenez, Sophia Thomas, and Cienna Martinez were honored prior to the game.  Bishop Union put the game out of reach early taking a 25-0 lead at the half-way mark.  Strong Bronco defense held California City scoreless until early in the 3rd quarter.  Coach Tara Auld and Assistant Coach Alice Bruck were clearly pleased with the defensive effort and noted that every bronco scored.  The win moves the Broncos to 6-0 in High Desert League play with two games remaining.  Bishop travels to Frazier Mt Friday then plays rival Kern Valley on the 16th.  Bishop handled KV at home, but now has to travel to Lake Isabella to play in KV’s tight, hostile gym.  Kern Valley would tie Bishop for the league title with a win.

Individual Statistics vs. California City
Maria Jimenez – 8 points, 9 rebounds, 5 assists, and 7 steals, 2 blocks
Topah Scherer- 6 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists
Sabrina Barlow – 8 points, 9 rebounds, 1 assists, 3 steals
Cienna Martinez – 7 points, 2 rebounds, 4 assists
Sophia Thomas –  8 points, 5 rebounds, 2 steals
Kassidie Duckey – 1 point and 2 steals
Rosalind Cardenas – 2 points and 2 rebounds
Little Eval Lent – 9 points, 8 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal and 1 block
Drew Dondero – 2 points, 6 rebounds, 1 assist

During halftime of the Varsity boys broadcast, Bishop Union Girls Varsity head coach Tara Auld praised the effort and leadership of this years seniors.  “The five seniors have taken the reigns, it has really been their team. They have really stepped up leadership-wise and they are true roll-models for the underclassmen in the program.”

#5 Maria Jimenez wins the opening tip. Photo by Steve Dutcher
#14 Sabrina Barlow with the lay-up. Photo by Steve Dutcher
Seniors, Sophia Thomas, Ros Cardenas, Maria Jimenez, Sabrina Barlow, Cienna Martinez, and Manager Dominic Jahn. Photo by Steve Dutcher
Senior Athletes and their families. Photo by Steve Dutcher

Bishop Union Varsity Boys
California City ..68
Bishop Union ….84

Bishop Union Coach Gordon Moose started his five seniors Wednesday night.  Daniel Olsen, Brandon Forest, Joel Talamantes, Alex “Ziggy” Armitage, and Gene Dondero opened the game for the Broncos and stayed on the floor for the entire opening quarter.  Bishop Union used a strong 1st half opening up a comfortable 45-27 halftime lead.  Leading 63-45 heading into the fourth quarter California City hit five 3-point baskets cutting the Bronco lead to 10 points.  Bishop Union’s Daniel Olsen, Dru Allen and Sean Brown hit clutch shots to extent the lead allowing the Broncos to breath easy in the final minutes of the 84-68 win.   Matching the Varsity girls before them, each Bronco player contributed points.

Individual Statistics
Daniel Olsen, 18 points.
Dru Allen, 16 points.
Mike Molina, 13 points.
Sean Brown, 12 points.
Tommy Ruelas, 9 points.
Brandon Forest, 4 points.
Joel Talamantes, 4 points.
Ziggy Armitage, 4 points.
Gene Dondero, 4 points.

Bishop Union JV Girls
California City..18
Bishop Union …38

Individual Statistics
Gracie Soto, 15 points.
Morningstar Lent, 10 points.
Liza Joya, 7 points.
Paige Martinez, 4 points.
Julie Cepeda, 2 points.

Coaches Comments. “The girls are really starting to learn how to work together with 6 players for most of the season. They are doing such a good job! Keep up the hard work ladies. ”
Coach Tammy  Spoonhunter

Bishop Union JV Boys
California City ..48
Bishop Union ….42

Individual Statistics
Trace Sapp, 12 points.
Ed Piper, 8 points.
Kanyon Martinez, 7 points.
Izzak Morgenstein, 6 points.
Hunter Waasdorp, 4 points.
Gabe Shoshone, 3 points.
Carson Eldridge, 2 points.

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Down Goes Frazier! Down Goes Frazier!

Bishop Union Soccer tops Frazier Mt

By Arnie Palu
February 10, 2016

Bishop Union High School Soccer teams enjoyed a great day in the sunshine Tuesday winning a pair of HDL games.  The Bronco girls shined the brightest on a sun-soaked afternoon winning the High Desert League championship with a 2-1 win.  As the unseasonably warm afternoon gave way to a cool early evening the Bronco Boys fought back from an early deficit winning 2-1.   Next up the teams will celebrate senior day tomorrow (Thursday, February 11th) playing host to rival Kern Valley.

Varsity Girls Soccer
Frazier Mt. 1
Bishop Union 2

Coach Manny Terrasas and the Bronco Girls secured the outright HDL championship Tuesday with a solid 2-1 win over Frazier Mt.  Bishop Union jumped on top 2-0 in the first half and held on for the win.  Goals were scored by Freshman Katie Dohnel, and “The Boss” Sara Voss with Jaden Piper assisting on the Voss goal giving Bishop Union the early lead.  Coach Terrasas credits the strong effort of the defense including goalkeeper Dulcinea Vasquez.  Terrasas also thanks the Bronco fans for their support.

The Bishop Union varsity girls will now play for an unbeaten HDL season Thursday hosting rival Kern Valley.  The Broncos will be honoring their seniors Thursday afternoon.  The match begins at 3pm at BUHS’s John Schwab field.

Varsity Boys Soccer
Frazier Mt.  1
Bishop Union 2

submitted by Coach Peter Thomsen
Frazier Mt entered the match with a league record of 5-1 and in second place. This game was a critical game for both teams with Frazier Mt. needing a win to contend for first place in league and Bishop needing a win to hold onto third place with a CIF playoff birth on the line.

Frazier Mt opened the scoring with a goal 23 minutes into the match.  Bishop refused to give-up and responded with their first goal 9 minutes later when captain Brian Lemus put the ball into the back of the net on an assist from Bryan Gonzales.

The half ended in a 1-1 tie.

At the 8:30 mark Bishop scored the go ahead goal in the second half on a score by Cesar Solario coming off an assist from Brian Lemus.

Bishop, playing down a player in the second half, held Frazier Mt scoreless to secure the win.  Bishop keeper Jerry Mendez made a number of critical saves throughout the match.  Defensive standouts for Bishop were Alejandro Ruiz, Bryan Gonzales, and Gage Garcia.

Bishop boys play Kern Valley Thursday with the opportunity to secure third place in league and lock-up a CIF playoff spot. The home game starts at 5:00.

Coaches Comments, “It has been encouraging to see the team develop as a team as the season has progressed. Even though we have faced a number of challenges our boys have refused to give-up.”

cover photo by Arnie Palu

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Bronco Girls Play does not “Waffle” in Cal City

Bishop Union Girls Soccer stays unbeaten in HDL play

by Arnie Palu
February 5, 2016

Bishop Union High School Girls soccer improves to 6-0 in High Desert League play.  The win secures a share of the HDL championship as both Frazier Mt and Kern Valley have two losses with just two games to go.  The Broncos HDL dominance continues with the 6-0 shut-out at California City high school Thursday.  The Broncos girls were treated to waffles this past weekend prior to appearing on the Saturday Sports Roundup.  Junior Defender Karla Castilla inspired the “Waffle-Fest” Saturday, and clearly the waffles were key to the victory at California City.  (note-you can listen to the Saturday Sports show featuring the Bronco Girls Soccer team by clicking on the link on the left.)

Bishop Union made quick work of California City Thursday with five more goals from super-freshman Katie Dohnel.  The five goals at Cal City giving Dohnel 47 on the season.  Bronco Defender Ritz Garcia got in on the scoring collecting her first goal of the season.

Bishop Union closes out HDL play with key home matches with Frazier Mt (Tuesday, Feb 9th) and Kern Valley (Thursday, Feb 11th).  Both Frazier and Kern Valley are tied for second in the HDL with 4-2 records.   A win or a tie in either match gives Coach Manny Terrasas and the Broncos the HDL championship.

Varsity Boys

The Bishop Union high school varsity boys soccer team dropped a tough road match at California City Thursday.  Coach Peter Thomsen reports that Cal City beat Bishop 1-0 scoring the winning goal with just 4 minutes remaining in the match .

Coach Thomsen noted the play of goalkeeper Jerry Mendez who made several saves.  The loss moves Bishop into a tie with Cal City for 3rd place in the High Desert League standings.  Bishop finishes league play next week with critical home games against Frazier Mt (Tuesday, Feb 9th) and Kern Valley (Thursday, Feb 11th).

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