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.
” 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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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.
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 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
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.”
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.
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
Bishop Union …38
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
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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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.
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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Bishop Union Freshman finishes 3rd at Millikan tournament
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February 1, 2016
Last Saturday, freshman Mark Mayhugh of the Bishop Bronco Wrestling team competed in a 16-man individual tournament at Millikan High School in Long Beach.
Wrestling at 108 lbs, Mark won 4 of his 5 matches, earning a third place medal. Mark won his first match with a major decision, with a score of 12-2. His second round match – his only loss for the day – was to the eventual tournament champion. The match was high scoring and “could have gone either way” according to head coach Shaun Joseph. Mark came storming back in the consolation bracket on his way to a third place finish.
Coach Joseph said, “Mark really stepped it up a notch when it counted. This was his toughest competition of the year and it was his best performance.”
The Bronco with the best record this season is freshman Mark Mayhugh with a record of 15-8 with 9 wins by pin.
The Broncos next action will be High Desert League Finals at Kern Valley on February 11th. Wrestlers will have to place 1st or 2nd to go on to CIF.
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Bishop Union played host to rival Kern Valley Friday night at a packed Gus Klekas Gym. The Broncos split the 4 game series with KV. Next up for the Broncos is a trip to Rosamond Tuesday, February 2nd. Bishop Union will be off this Friday, then will host California City on Wednesday, February 10th. The Cal City game has been moved to a Wednesday to accommodate the Ravens. The Cal City game will be the regular season home finale, and senior night. Bishop Union will then wrap up the regular season on the road with trips to Frazier Mt (Feb. 12th) and rival Kern Valley (Feb. 16th). All Bronco Varsity Boys games are broadcast live on AM 1230 KBOV and streamed live here at kibskbov.com through the listen live link.
Bishop Union High School Varsity Girls
Kern Valley 41
Bishop Union 47
Both Bishop Union and Kern Valley entered Friday’s game with perfect 3-0 marks in High Desert League play. Bishop Union is the defending HDL champs, and the Broncos took a major step toward repeating with a 47-41 win. Bishop Union High School Senior Maria Jimenez led the way on both ends of the floor. Maria led all scorers with 15 points, adding 4 steals, 3 assists and 3 blocks. Jimenez, along with guards Topah Scherer and Cienna Martinez handled the KV full court press leading to several easy lay ups.
The game was a defensive struggle early, with Bishop Union holding a 5-4 lead after the first 8 minutes. The offence picked up in the second half highlighted by back to back 3 points baskets for Scherer and Martinez at the 5 minute mark of the 3rd period. Bishop Union was clutch down the stretch including Little Eva Lent hitting two free-throws with 1:04 remaining. The free-throws by Lent giving Bishop Union a 44-36 lead.
The Bishop Union defensive effort was strong throughout the evening limiting KV’s top player, Rebecca Gallis to 12 points. Gallis was runner up to Bishop Unions Tamia Shoshone in last years MVP voting. Round one of this year’s MVP race clearly goes to Bishop Union’s Maria Jimenez.
Kern Valley’s guard duo of Zach Bushling and Marquise Green scored 18 and 17 points respectively leading KV to a 72-65 win. The loss drops Bishop Union to 2-2 in HDL play while KV improves to 4-0.
Dru Allen, 20 points.
Sean Brown, 12 points.
Tommy Ruelas, 11 points.
Daniel Olsen, 7 points.
Mike Molina, 6 points.
Ziggy Armitage, 5 points.
Moran West, 4 points.
Kern Valley 15
Bishop Union 64
Coach Steve Omohundro’s team scored an impressive win over rival Kern Valley. The JV game was a physical one with Bishop Union dominating with tough defense. Sophomore Trace Sapp had a strong night with 25 points leading all scorers. The Bishop JV improve to 2-2 with the win.
Trace Sapp, 25 points.
Izzak Morgenstein, 16 points.
Kanyon Martinez, 13 points.
Sam Moose, 4 points.
Cal Omohundro, 2 points.
Carson Eldridge, 2 points.
Ed Piper, 2 points.
Kern Valley 29
Bishop Union 19
Bishop Union played the game with just 5 players and coach Tammy Spoonhunter praised the effort of the Bishop kids. Spoonhunter thanked the girls for their tough effort.
Bishop Union High School Girls Soccer team improves to 5-0 in High Desert League play with another dominate win. Thursday afternoon the Broncos shut out Rosamond 5-0. Sophomore Sara Voss scored three goals as Bishop Union improved their overall record to 12-6-1. In addition to Sara’s big day, Freshman Katie Dohnel added two more goals to her season total giving her an even 40. Dohnel also logged an assist. Kailyn Boxley, Shelby McKinley, and Jaden Piper each had an assist.
Bishop Union will be in action next week on Thursday, February 4th traveling to California City then hosting Frazier Mt on Tuesday, February 9th.
Bishop Union High School Varsity Boys Soccer
Bishop Union 1
The Broncos battled the High Desert Leagues top team to the wire Thursday, losing 3-1. Rosamond stays atop the HDL standings with a 5-0 record. Bishop Union stays in the third spot at 2-3 behind Rosamond and Frazier Mt (3-1). Coach Peter Thomsen reports that Rosamond opened the scoring with a goal in the first half at the 16:22 minute mark. Bishop Union tied the score in the second half at the 8:56 mark on an unassisted goal by Brian Lemus. Rosamond completed the scoring with goals at 19:20 and 24:00 minutes.
Bishop Union High School Boys JV Soccer
Bishop Union 1
Coach Louis Martinez’s team fell to Rosamond Thursday 3-1. Coach Martinez credited his boys for playing hard, but the Broncos were short-handed with no subs available. Coach Martinez reports that the lone Bronco goal was scored by Noah Martinez in the 50th minute. Coaches Comments, “Player(s) of the game, Israel Santana and Josh Hembree. One game left, vs Mammoth on February 12th, for the Sierra Cup!”
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Both Bishop Union high school varsity soccer clubs shut out rival Kern Valley Tuesday. The Bronco Girls moved to 4-0 in league play while handing Kern Valley their first High Desert League loss, 2-0. The Bronco Boys improve to 2-2 in HDL play also winning 2-0.
Bishop Union 2
Kern Valley 0
Coach Manny Terrasas reports that Bishop Union improves to 4-0 in HDL play with a tough 2-0 win. Freshman Katie Dohnel and senior captain Shelby McKinley scored goals with Isabel Munoz and Jaden Piper assisting. Coach Terrasas says the Broncos, “Played solid football the entire game.”
Bishop Union 2
Kern Valley 0
Coach Peter Thomsen relays that Bishop Unions goals were scored by Abraham Santana and Alan Torres. Goalie Kevin Santana was in goal recording the shut out. The Broncos improve to 2-2 in High Desert League play. Bishop Union will continue HDL play Thursday, January 28th hosting Rosamond. Girls Varsity will play at 3pm followed by the boys at 5pm at BUHS’s John Schwab field.
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High Desert League leadership met Monday at Kern Valley High School voting to expand the league. HDL officials voted to accept both Boron and Desert High Schools. The timeline for the Bobcats and Scorpions to officially enter the HDL will depend on CIF approval. Both schools would be leaving the Desert Mountain League.
For Desert High School (Edwards Air Force Base) the vote Monday allows the Scorpions to re-enter the High Desert League. Desert abandoned the HDL when the league made the move to the CIF-Central Section almost 3 years ago.
The Boron Bobcats and Bishop Union Broncos were long time rivals decades ago in the now defunct Desert-Inyo League.
The potential moves weaken the Desert Mountain League which is looking at losing three schools. Silver Valley (Yermo) is also opting out of the DML. Lone Pine athletic director Mike Button is confirming that Silver Valley is joining the De Anza League.
Pending CIF approval the new High Desert League would include:
Kern Valley (Lake Isabella)
Frazier Mt (Lebec)
Desert (Edwards AFB)
The Desert Mountain League would include:
Desert Christian (Lancaster)
cover photo by Lorenzo Parra. Bishop Union and Boron JV football play this past fall.
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