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Bishop Sweeps the Serpents

Bishop Union Takes 4 games from Mineral County

by Arnie Palu

Bishop Union High School enjoyed the home court advantage Tuesday night sweeping Mineral County High School.  Bishop Union basketball won four games and now digs in for final exams.  The Bronco student athletes have finals this week and enjoy a Christmas break that will run from Monday December 21st through January 1st.  Classes resume on Monday, January 4th.  That break will be interrupted by the Christmas Classic basketball tournament (December 28-30) for the boys and girls home games with Strathmore (December 29th).

Varsity Boys
Mineral County 59
Bishop Union    73

Scoring
Andrew Allen, 17.
Daniel Olsen,  12.
Ziggy Armitage,  8.
Sean Brown,  7.
Mike Molina,  6.
Anthony Vega,  6.
Anthony Miller,  4.
Tommy Ruelas,  4.
Gene Dondero, 4.
Brandon Forrest,  2.
Chucky Keller,  2.

Varsity Girls
Mineral County 22
Bishop Union    59

Team Statistics
Little Eva Lent: 18 points and 12 rebounds.
Maria Jimenez: 12 points and 11 rebounds.
Cienna Martinez: 8 points.
Topah Scherer: 6 points.
Sophia Thomas: 5 points.
Sabrina Barlow: 3 points.
Drew Dondero: 3 points.
Kassidie Duckey: 2 points.
Rosalind Cardenas: 2 points.

Coaches Comments, “This victory was a real team win with everyone on the team participating and scoring! I am so proud of my team’s focus and determination with this long stretch of games we just completed.  We continue to grow as a club and I can’t wait to see what is yet to come continuing to build this camaraderie.”  Coach Tara Auld

Boys Junior Varsity
Mineral County 49
Bishop Union      56

Statistics
Trace Sapp, 21 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assist.
Moran West,  8 points,  3 rebounds,  4-4 free throws.
Kanyon Martinez,  12 points,  5 rebounds,  4 assist, 4-4 free throws. Izaak Morgenstein, 7 points,  6 rebounds,  1 assist.
Carson Eldridge,  4 points,  4 rebounds.
Sam Moose,  2 points,  4 rebounds.
Edward Piper,  2 points,  2 rebounds.

Coaches Comments, “Good win tonight over a skilled Hawthorne team. Everyone gave great effort and battled back from a first quarter deficit 8-4, and we were down 23-21 at half.   We out scored Mineral County in the 3rd quarter 26-12, taking the lead by 11. Lost the 4th quarter 9-6.”  Coach Steve Omohundro

Girls Junior Varsity
Mineral County 19
Bishop Union     21

Individual Scoring
Liza Joya – 1 point.
Gracie Soto – 2 points.
Morningstar Lent – 9 points.
Falicity Lopez – 5 points.
Darline Haro- 4 points.
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Bishop Union Wrestling

Bishop Bronco Wrestling

Submitted by assistant coach Dr. Mark Hodges

Saturday, December 12th, two members of the Bishop Bronco Wrestling team competed in a tournament at Lancaster High School. The Broncos attending were the Mayhugh brothers:
Junior Joseph Mayhugh at 160 lbs
Freshman Mark Mayhugh at 106 lbs

In his first match, freshman Mark Mayhugh started strong by defeating his opponent in a 14-1 major decision. Although he wrestled hard, he ended up losing his next two matches, one against the #2 seeded wrestler in the tournament.

Junior Joseph Mayhugh started the tournament against a wrestler who beat him in last week’s tournament. Joe moved well on his feet, was aggressive, but was caught in a throw and pinned. During the match, he reinjured his knee, so had to call it a day.

Coach Joseph said, “It wasn’t our best day. We are concerned about Joe’s health and although Mark continues to improve, he really needs a partner close to his weight in the wrestling room.”

The Bronco with the best record this season is freshman Mark Mayhugh with a record of 4-4 with 3 wins by pin.

The Broncos next action will be in January at Millikan High School in Long Beach.

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Bishop Union Basketball

Bishop Union Basketball takes 2nd and 5th at Weekend Tournaments

by Arnie Palu
December 14

Bishop Union Bronco Basketball played weekend tournaments in the central valley this past weekend. The Bronco boys finished as runners up in the Corcoran Tournament while the Bronco girls finished in 5th place in the George Glover Memorial Tournament held in Strathmore.

Boys Basketball
Bishop Union High School’s boys basketball team lost in the small-school championship game of the Corcoran tournament. The Broncos fell to rival Kern Valley in the championship game, 65-53. Bishop Union will get two more chances with Kern Valley during High Desert League play.
The Broncos opened the tournament with a 68-50 win over Corcoran. Bishop Union then downed Farmersville 70-61 with Andrew Allen leading the way with 18 points. The wins over Corcoran and Farmersville placed Bishop Union in the small schools championship game with Kern Valley.

Game 1
Bishop Union 68
Corcoran 50

Game 2
Bishop Union 70
Farmersville 61
Scoring, Andrew Allen, 18. Mike Molina, 13. Tommy Ruelas, 13. Anthony Vega, 11. Sean Brown, 8. Ziggy Armitage, 3. Daniel Olsen, 2. Joel Talamontes 2.

Game 3
Bishop Union 65
Kern Valley 53
Scoring, Sean Brown, 17. Mike Molina, 12. Andrew Allen, 10. Ziggy Armitage, 6. Daniel Olsen, 5. Tommy Ruelas, 2. Anthony Vega, 2.

Bishop Union High School Girls Basketball
The Bronco varsity Girls were on the road to Strathmore this weekend. Strathmore is located just to the south-east of Visaila. Bishop Union’s girls finished 2-1 in the George Glover Memorial Basketball Tournament bringing home 5th place. Maria Jimenez was named to the All-Tournament team.

Game 1
Bishop Union 35
Strathmore 42
Scoring, Maria Jimenez, 12. Cienna Martinez, 8. Liitle Eva Lent, 5. Topah Scherer, 5. Sabrina Barlow, 4. Drew Dondero, 1.

Game 2
Bishop Union 35
Porterville 28
Scoring, Topah Scherer, 12. Cienna Martinez, 11. Little Eva Lent, 6. Maria Jimenez, 4. Sabrina Barlow, 2.

Game 3
Bishop Union 49
Ceasar Chavez 41
Scoring, Little Eva Lent, 18. Topah Scherer, 10. Sabrina Barlow, 9. Maria Jimenez, 8. Cienna Martinez, 3. Drew Dondero, 1.

Bishop Union High School basketball will play host to Mineral County High School Tuesday (December 15th). JV girls and boys at 3pm and 4:30 with the varsity girls and boys to follow at 6pm and 7:30 in Gus Klekas Gymnasium.
AM 1230 KBOV will broadcast the varsity boys High Desert League games starting with Rosamond on Friday, January 15th.

cover photo Gary Young, #44 Sean Brown

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Bishop Union Volleyball Awards

Broncos Volleyball Awards Banquet

submitted by Coach Steve Park

The Broncos volleyball team and families met on Monday, December 7th to celebrate a successful season. While both the varsity and JV teams were young, varsity finished 2nd in league and were extremely competitive in the first round of CIF Playoffs. JV finished with a 5-3 record and showed great potential for future varsity teams.

The following varsity players received High Desert League (HDL) honors.
Of the 7 players selected for first team in the league, an impressive three were Broncos.
First Team All League: Maria Jimenez, Rachel Turner, and Kiara Cox
Second Team All League: Sydney Frigerio
Honorable Mention All League: Carly Todd
Academic All League: Maria Jimenez

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L to R, Rachel Turner, Carly Todd, Maria Jimenez, Sydney Frigerio, Kiara Cox. Photo by Dana Todd

Many of the Broncos also won local honors. Keeping with CIF philosophy that high schools train scholar athletes, almost half of the Broncos’ squad received awards for GPA’s of 3.5 or higher. Varsity players receiving this award were Kiara Cox, Sydney Frigerio, Maria Jimenez, Little Eva Lent, Rebeka Riesen, Romina Solorio, Carly Todd, and Rachel Turner. From the JV team, Jenna Andersen, Sofia Baiano, Liza Joya, Samantha Marcinko, and Danica Thornburg earned this award.

Varsity team awards included:
Rachel Turner, MVP offense
Maria Jimenez, MVP defense
Romina Solorio, Coach’s award
Rachel Turner, Golden Horseshoe award
Haley Hersley, Bronco Award

JV team awards included:
Sofia Baiano, MVP offense
Morningstar Lent, MVP defense
Cassidy Moffett and Danica Thornburg, Coach’s award
Liza Joya, Bronco award
Jade Whiteside, Horseshoe award

cover photo by Steve Dutcher

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Bishop Union XC competes in CIF

Bishop Union High School Cross Country competes in CIF central section championships

Reid Brothers advancing to State

by Arnie Palu

Coaches Heidi Eldridge, Katie Kress and the Bishop Union High School Cross Country team traveled to Fresno for the Central Section CIF finals.  The Girls team finished 5th out of 17 teams while the boys finished 7th in the field of 32 teams.  Both Duncan Reid and Carson Reid qualified for the CIF State meet back in Fresno on November 28th.  Duncan finished 3rd with Carson bringing home 7th place.  The Bronco girls were paced by a pair of Freshman, Ariana Pope finished 10th with Emma Place in 13th.  The teams are coached by Heidi Eldridge and Katie Kress.

Boys Team Results
DIVISION IV
Team scores:
1. Kerman 49
2. Avenal 84
3. Rosamond 129
4. Coalinga 160
5. Taft 174
6. Kennedy 201
7. Bishop Union 210

Girls Team Results
DIVISION IV Team scores:
1. Central Valley Christian 20
2. Rosamond 96
3. Corcoran 129
4. Liberty-Madera Ranchos 134
5. Bishop Union 156

Team results courtesy of the Fresno Bee

Boys Individual Places
3. Duncan Reid, Jr.
7. Carson Reid, Sr.
61. Jordan Kost, Sr.
68. Nathan Gardea, So.
71. Dylan Fitt, So.
109. Jonathan Tait, Fr.
128. Sam Omondi, So.

Girls Individual Places
10. Ariana Pope, Fr.
13. Emma Place, Fr.
37. Jamie Shultz, Sr.
41. Chloe Almeida, So.
55. Kristen Lamb, So.
78. Aidana Lanane, Sr.
100. Catalina Alonso, Sr.

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Photo provided by Coach Eldridge. BUHS cross country team stopped at McFarland home to the school and team that inspired the movie, “McFarland USA”.
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BUHS Seniors dominate Powder Puff Football Game

BUHS Seniors Win 26-0

Homecoming 2015 is underway at Bishop Union High School.  The festivities kicked off in grand fashion Monday night with the traditional Powder Puff football game pitting the Junior girls vs the Senior Girls.  The Seniors make quick work of the Juniors winning 26-0.

Senior Quarterback Kristy Dohnel (a star on the BUHS soccer team) started the scoring with a 10-yard touchdown run.  Following a quick 4 and out by the Junior offense the Seniors added to their lead with a 4-yard touchdown run by Ritz Garcia, also a standout on the Bronco soccer team.  ASB president Katie Doonan nailed the point after kick putting the Seniors on top 13-0.

Senior Track and Field standout Selena Duenas scored the third senior touchdown racing around the junior defense.  Doonan drilled the point after making the halftime score 20-0.

The strong senior defensive effort continued in the second half with great play from Kristy Dohnel, Maria Jimenez, Audrey Bear, Katrina Biehl, and Cienna Martinez.  Martinez picked off a Junior pass in the second half dashing any hopes of a Junior comeback.

The halftime show featured the Powder Puff cheerleaders William Moore, Carson Reid, Bailey Nolan, Holden McIndoo, Joel Talamantes, and Andy Watt.  Their stunning, high flying halftime show entertained the crowd but also drew a penalty flag from volunteer referees Lee Cox and Eddie Davis.

Homecoming 2015 at Bishop Union High School continues tonight with the “Power Puff Volleyball Game” featuring the boys of BUHS testing their volleyball skills at Gus Klekas Gym.  Game time 7pm tonight (Tuesday).

Thursday the Bronco Volleyball team plays California City with JV action beginning at 2pm, Varsity to follow.  The game time has been moved up to allow all to make it to the Parade at 5:30.  The parade with head down Home Street ending at the Tri-county fairgrounds.  The bonfire will follow the parade in the fairgrounds main arena.

Friday football will feature the Broncos hosting 0-8 Frazier Mt.   Varsity only at 7pm.  Gates open at 6:00 with pre-game festivities beginning at 6:30.  You can buy your tickets in advance at the main office of BUHS.

all Photos by Gary Young

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#17 Justice Piper leads the way for #20 Selena Duenas. #31 Little Eva Lent closes in.
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Bailey Nolan stands tall with help from (L to R) Holden McIndoo, Joel Talamantes, William Moore, Carson Reid.
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Bronco Fans!
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Dohnel, Duenas and Garcia in the Senior team huddle.
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#70 Jordan Boxley holds for #32 Katie Doonan
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#52 Hanna Wassdorp on the run.
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Senior Coach Angel Santana.
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The trenches.
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Waasdorp with the pass.
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Waasdorp stopped by #70 Jordan Boxley
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#31 Little Eva Lent.
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#76 Audrey Bear, fired up!
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Halftime Show!
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Bailey Nolan showing great trust in his boys.
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Joel Talamantes with the back flip.
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Cheer team with coach Sheri Nolan and Sargent Danny Nolan.
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Junior team photo.
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#48 Danni Derousseau front and center of the Junior team.
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Bishop Union JV Mathletes

Bishop Union High School JV Mathletes compete

The Bronco’s JV Mathletes team traveled to Tehachapi on October 7th for its first meet of the year, and brought home third place for the team and several individual honors.  Desert High School won first place with 29 points, Tehachapi won second with 26 points, and Bishop won third with 24 points.  Eight schools and 60 students competed in the meet, with the students on the teams individually completing difficult math problems in a timed setting.

Several of the Broncos performed exceptionally well, with freshman Carter Silva’s eight points earning him an individual 2nd place finish, Dylan Fitt earned seven points and a 3rd place individual finish, and Jim Tomasek earned six points and a 4th place individual finish.  The team is led by JV captains Jim Tomasek and Carter Silva, and coached by BUHS math teacher Mrs. DeeDee Buchholz.  Buchholz was enthusiastic about their results, saying “The team is young but hard working.  Each player demonstrated great effort at the meet and they all have been coming to the practices.  I see a great year ahead of us for both JV and Varsity Mathletes.”

The team is already practicing for its next meet at Kern Valley on November 14.

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Photo Provided: From left to right: Dylan Fitt, Joey Proeger, Jim Tomasek, Nicholas Orrill, Sam Marcinko, Jennifer Velazquez, Jeanine Lomaintewa, Jake Graves, Carter Silva
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BUHS Cross Country

Bronco Cross Country on the Sports Show

The Bishop Union High School Cross Country team chats with Arnie Palu on this weeks Saturday Sports Round Up.  The show is now available at the link to the left, or through the link on the home page. Coach Heidi Eldridge is joined by athletes, Jordan Kost, Arianna Pope, and Emma Place.  The Bronco Cross Country team has a home meet this week with High Desert League foe Rosamond.  The Broncos and the road runners take to the Tungsten Hills course Tuesday at 3pm.

This weeks show also features a interview with Mike McDonald from the Sierra Roller Hockey League.  Mike and the Cross Country kids make NCAA football picks….it’s not pretty.  Mike went 2 for 4 while the runners proved they are runners missing all 4 picks…but they were great sports.  Better luck next time.  Enjoy the show.

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BUHS JV trap the Bobcats

Bishop Union High School JV football win

The Bishop Union High School Junior Varsity scored in all three phases of the game Friday.  The Bronco Offense, Defense and special teams all got in the scoring column.  Six different Broncos found the end zone in Bishop Union’s 38-8 win.  Boron made the trip to Bishop Friday, September 25th as a fill in game.  Bishop’s varsity had a bye week and both Bishop and Boron have been victim to schools cancelling JV football.  With the win the Bronco JV notch their first win of the year improving their record to 1-3.  The Broncos travel to Lancaster this Friday to face the Paraclete Spirits.  The JV game will begin at 4pm with the varsity to follow at 7pm.  The games will be played at Antelope Valley College with the Varsity game broadcast live on AM1230 KBOV and streamed live here at kibskbov.com.  Rock Baker and Arnie Palu will have the call.

Bishop JV vs. Boron

Bishop Union scored first on a tough run by quarterback Trace Sapp.  The Sapp score but Bishop up 6-0.  Freshman Mark Mayhugh found the end zone next on a sweep putting the Broncos up 12-0 with 3:20 to play in the opening quarter.

The second quarter scoring included an 11-yard touchdown pass from Sapp to Freshman Michael George.  Boron answered with a strong drive penetrating the Bronco red zone.  The Bishop defense came up with a big play as linebacker Lorenzo Parra sacked the bobcat quarterback forcing a fumble.  Strong Safety Brodie Maloney scooped up the fumble and ran 84-yards for a Bishop touchdown.

The second half started with a 81-yard kickoff return by Freshman Arturo Lemus.  The special teams play marked the third time this season the Broncos have returned a kickoff for a touchdown.  The game then went to a running clock for the entire second half.  Lorenzo Parra capped the Bronco scoring with a 4th quarter 4-yard touchdown run.  Boron answered with a touchdown pass and two point conversion making the final score 38-8.

Photos By Lorenzo Parra Sr.
See more at http://www.lorenzoparra.com/

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#18 Hunter Beall
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#80 Cameron Gardea, #24 Zack Cunningham
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#35 Lorenzo Parra
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#24 Zack Cunningham
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#10 Arturo Lemus
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Left to Right, #52 Sam Moose, #73 Julian Saulque, #33 Michael George
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#35 Lorenzo Parra with the sack/fumble, Brodie Maloney with the recovery and score.
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#33 Michael George scores.
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#52 Sam Moose
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#21 Mark Mayhugh
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#58 Jarid Alpers and #67 Edward Piper
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#4 Trace Sapp runs with #53 Eric Lind and #18 Hunter Beall
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left to right, #67 Ed Piper, #77 Christian Landaverde, #21 Mark Mayhugh, #35 Lorenzo Parra Jr
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BUHS Mathletes Win

Bishop Union High School Mathletes open season with a win

Submitted by Kathy Zack:

The BUHS Varsity Mathletes team started the 2015/16 year with a decisive first place finish at the September 16th meet held in Tehachapi. Ten schools and 74 students competed in the meet, with the individual students on the team completing difficult math problems in a timed setting.

Bishop earned first place with a score of 35 points, followed by perennial rival Tehachapi, who scored 31 points, and Rosamond with a score of 30. Taking home top honors for the Broncos were senior Jamie Shultz, who earned an almost perfect score with nine points, followed by junior Duncan Reid with eight points, and David Chavez, Logan Stephenson, and Samantha Hess who each earned six points. Also competing and scoring points for the team were Liam Grah, William Moore, Makayla McDevitt, and Emily Ball.

Shultz’s nine points earned her 1st place individual in the overall meet, Reid earned 2nd place overall, and Chavez, Hess and Stephenson earned individual 4th place finishes. The Mathletes are coached by BUHS math instructor Mrs. DeeDee Buchholz, who was delighted with the team’s work, saying “I am impressed with both the varsity and the junior varsity teams this year. Both teams are filled with motivated students who are working very hard!”

The next varsity meet will be held on October 21 at Rosamond

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BUHS Varsity Mathletes Top row, left to right: Emily Ball, Makayla McDevitt, Duncan Reid, Jaimie Shultz Bottom Row, left to right: William Moore, Logan Stephenson, Sam Hess, David Chavez, Liam Grah
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