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BUHS Soccer downs California City

Bishop Union Boys and Girls Soccer top Cal City

By Arnie Palu
January 20, 2016

Heavy rain fell throughout the morning Tuesday, but the clouds cleared just in time for the Bishop Union-California City soccer matches to be played.  The Bronco Varsity Girls made quick work of the Ravens with Freshman sensation Katie Dohnel scoring just seconds into the match.  Dohnel would finish the match with 7 goals in the Bronco Girls 16-0 win.  While the Bronco Girls took the drama out of the match early, the Varsity Boys notched their first High Desert League win in dramatic come from behind fashion winning 4-3.

Boys Varsity coach Peter Thomsen reports that California City scored 3 unanswered first half goals scoring at at the 16:46 minute, 32:00 minute, and 36:05 minute marks.  Down 3-0 at the break the Broncos mounted a dramatic comeback. Thomsen indicates that Junior Mario Velasco opened the scoring for Bishop in the second half by scoring at the 3:30 mark on an assist from Brian Lemus and Alan Torres.  15 minutes later Velasco scored an unassisted goal. Velasco completed his hat trick and tied the game at the 21:20 minute mark of the second half.  With 1:30 remaining in the match Landon Harper put Bishop Union into the lead for good when he scored an un-assisted goal.
First year varsity coach Peter Thomsen notes that Tony Sears provided strong offensive support.

The winning goal keeper for Bishop was Jerry Mendez.

Defensive standouts for Bishop Union were Bryan Gonzales and Cesar Solario.

The win moves Bishop to 1-1 in league and 3rd place.

Varsity Girls Statistics
Katie Dohnel, 7 goals 1 assist.
Brittany Santana, 4 goals 2 assist.
Kailyn Boxley, 3 goals 3 assist.
Grisel Santana, 2 goals.
Shelby McKinley, Sara Voss, Kori Boxley, and Ritz Garcia all pitched in with 1 assist each.
Coach Manny Terasas, “The Girls played great football.”

The Bronco varsity girls improve to 2-0 in High Desert League play.  Bishop Union and Kern Valley are both 2-0 to start HDL play.  Bishop Union travels to Frazier Mt Thursday (January 21st) to continue HDL play.

Cover Photo, rain clears just prior to play.  Photo by Arnie Palu

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Bishop Union Mathletes compete at Trona

Bishop Union Mathletes do work in Trona

On January 13, 2016 the BUHS JV Mathletes competed in Trona and turned in their strongest performance to date. The Bronco’s came in second place out of the nine schools competing with 26 points, trailing first place Desert by a single point. Seventy students competed in total, individually solving difficult math problems in a timed setting to earn points for their team.

BUHS was led by Jim Tomasek, who earned seven points to take home an individual second place ribbon. Carter Silva and Jennifer Velazquez each earned six points and tied for a third place individual performance. Other Bronco team members contributing points were Dylan Fitt, Jeanine Lomaintewa, Arianna Pope, Jake Graves, Tami Lee, and Sam Marcinko.

The Broncos are coached by BUHS math instructor Mrs. DeeDee Buchholz, who was excited about the team’s performance, saying “I see each player improving both his or her math skills and ability to compete in a high pressure situation. This was their strongest meet yet and they worked great as a team.” The JV Broncos have just one meet to go in Boron on February 24th.

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Left to right: Arianna Pope, Jim Tomasek, Tami Lee, Dylan Fitt, Jeanine Lomaintewa, Sam Marcinko, Jennifer Velazquez, Carter Silva, Jake Graves. Photo Submitted
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BUHS opens HDL play vs. Rosamond

Bishop Union splits HDL games vs Rosamond

by Arnie Palu
January 18, 2016

Bishop Union High School’s girls basketball teams won their High Desert League opening games Friday night, while the boys dropped theirs.  Bishop will take to the hardwood of California City on Friday the 22nd.

Varsity Boys
Rosamond 80
Bishop Union 58
Rosamond won the HDL title last year and looks to be the favorite again.  The roadrunners improve their record to 13-2 with a 80-58 win over Bishop Union.  The Broncos kept the game close early, but faded late as Rosamond dunked their way to an impressive win.  Both Caeleb Roney and DeMorea Green had multiple slam dunks including a pair of spectacular alley-oops.  Roney scored a game high 24 points,  with Green adding 20.  Bishop Union was led by sophomore Mike Molina’s 22 points with Ziggy Armitage adding 16 off the Bronco bench.  Ziggy’s 11-second quarter points kept Bishop Union within striking distance, trailing 39-28 at the half.
Individual Statistics
Mike Molina, 22 points, 3 assists, 2 steal.
Ziggy Armitage, 16 points, 2 assists.
Sean Brown, 8 points, 7 rebounds.
Dru Allen, 7 points, 6 assists, 5 rebounds.
Dan Olsen, 3 points, 3 assists, 2 rebounds.
Tommy Ruelas, 2 points, 5 assists, 3 rebounds

Varsity Girls
Rosamond 22
Bishop Union 53
The Broncos opened up their HDL title defense with a defensive statement.  Bishop Union’s pressure defense helped the Broncos open up a 22-5 first quarter lead.  The Broncos never looked back securing a strong 53-22 win.  Sabrina Barlow made several buckets in transition with Cienna Martinez hitting three early 3-point shots helping the Broncos open a big lead.  Congratulations to first year head Coach Tara Auld securing her first HDL win.

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Coach Tara Auld coaching up the Broncos during their win over Rosamond. Photo by Arnie Palu

Individual Statistics
Sabrina Barlow, 14 points.
Maria Jimenez, 12 points.
Cienna Martinez, 9 points.
Little Eva Lent, 8 points.
Drew Dondero, 5 points.
Topah Scherer, 4 points.
Sophia Thomas, 2 points

JV Girls
Rosamond 26
Bishop Union 27
Individual Statistics
Morningstar Lent, 13 points.
Gracie Soto, 7 points.
Julie Cepeda, 5 points.
Hanna Frankson, 2 points.

JV Boys
Rosamond 46
Bishop Union 39
The Bronco JV boys long HDL winning streak was snapped Friday.  The Bronco JV boys went unbeaten last season, but suffered a HDL defeat Friday at the hands of Rosamond.  The Roadrunners started fast opening up a 9-2 1st quarter lead.  Bishop bounced back with an impressive 2nd quarter to pull within 19-15 at the break.  Rosamond held a narrow 32-27 lead heading into the 4th quarter and held off a fierce Bronco charge.

All four Bronco teams will travel to California City on Friday, January 22nd for HDL action.  All Bronco HDL varsity boys games are broadcast live on AM 1230 KBOV.

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Dohnel’s crazy 8 leads Bishop

Bishop Soccer splits with Mammoth

By Arnie Palu

Bishop Union High School played host to the Mammoth Huskies Thursday at John Schwab Field.  Freshman Katie Dohnel found the back on the net an amazing 8 times pacing the Bronco Girls to a 10-1 win.  The Varsity boys grabbed an early lead, but fell 4-3.  Bishop Union will return to High Desert League play on Tuesday, January 19th with a home match with California City.

Boy’s Varsity Soccer
Mammoth 4
Bishop Union 3
Coach Peter Thomson, “Bishop opened the scoring at the 2:45 mark when Juan Solario scored on an assist from Tony Sears. 20 minutes later Bishop doubled their lead when Mario Velasco scored an unassisted goal. Mammoth responded with 3 unanswered goals to take a 1 goal lead at half. Bishop tied the score 2 min into the second half on an unassisted goal by Alan Torres. The score remained tied until the last minute of the match when Mammoth scored the go ahead goal.”

Girls Varsity Soccer
Mammoth 1
Bishop Union 10

Individual Statistics
Katie Dohnel, 8 goals.
Brittany Santana, 1 goal, 1 assist.
Shelby McKinley, 1 assist.
Kailyn Boxley, 2 assists.
Chloe Almeida, 1 assist.
Brissa Lopez, 1 goal.
Coach Manny Terrasas notes solid defense by Kori Boxley and Emeli Mora.

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BUHS offering Auto 101 class

Bishop Union High School offering Auto 101 Adult Class

submitted by Bishop Union High School

Bishop Union High School will again be offering an evening Auto 101 Adult Class beginning Tuesday, January 19.  Adults of all levels of experience are encouraged to enroll.  There is a $100 dollar semester fee and the class is limited to 15 students.  This class will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

The basics of automotive safety, equipment use and auto maintenance will be the course of study and classes will be held from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM.  Please contact our Auto Instructor, Jerrod Davis, at 760-873-4275, ext. 254 or jdavis@bishopschools.org for more information.

Adults may enroll at Bishop Union High School Main Office with $100 cash/check/money order made payable to BUHS Auto.  Again, this class is limited to 15 students.

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BUHS Ski and Snowboard teams compete

Bishop Union begins Ski and Snowboard seasons

Submitted by Coach Jake Kiddoo
BUHS Ski Team Race Giant Slalom Race 1 Boys:
Ryan Kiddoo 4th place
Dylon Scott  6th
Will Dillard 8th
Harrison Greer 10th
Girls
Dani Derousseau 9th
Anna Brown 11th
Tenya Tordoff 13th
BUHS Snowboard Team GS Race 1 Boys:
Carson Reid 2nd
Nik Orrill 15th
Owen Omondi 16th
Harry Khurana 35th
Cullen Auckee DNF
Girls:
Mary Stone 4th.
BUHS Ski Team Race 2 results Boys:
Ryan Kiddoo 5th
Dylon Scott 7th
Will Dillard 10th
Harrison Greer DNF
Girls Race 2
Anna Brown 9th
Dani Derousseau 10th
Tenya Tordoff 12th
BUHS Snowboard Team Race 2
Carson Ried 2nd
Owen Omondi 15th
Nik Orrill 16th
Cullen Auckee 27th
Harry Khurana 33rd
Girls Mary Stone DNF
Coaches Comments:
“The First Race was a great success,  Coach Jake Kiddoo and Coach Trina Orrill cant be more happier with the Ski and Snowboard Team.  Next Race is this Friday.  Slalom Race 1 and 2.”
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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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