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John Schwab Field enters rehab

Work begins on BUHS Football Field

The rehab of Bishop Union High School’s John Schwab field is underway.   A full irrigation upgrade and turf rehabilitation have begun.  Photos were taken by James Tyler Thursday morning.

John Schwab Field
John Schwab field and Gus Klekas Gym
New irrigation infrastructure crossing the track near the south endzone
View from above.
trench near the 50 yard line.
view from the north endzone
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John Schwab field rehab underway

BUHS football field renovation begins

Weeds have been treated and new irrigation infrastructure is being installed.  Bishop Unified School District Superintendent Barry Simpson updated the board of trustees at this weeks regular meeting.  “Its something that needs to be done.  What we found is really two issues with the field.  First it gets a lot of use, following football season we roll right into our soccer season.  By the time the soccer season is done, we have really pounded that field, the grass is pretty much gone, to be quite honest, its almost unsafe.”

To give the main field time to rest the school has been working with the City of Bishop to install a practice field in the rear of the city park.  Due to the ongoing drought, that effort has stalled as the city is holding off seeding the new field.  Simpson is hopeful the new city park field will be planted this fall.

Superintendent Simpson notes the second reason the field is suffering is due to a poor irrigation system.  “The irrigation system was really not meeting the needs of that field, we were not getting the coverage from the sprinklers, and so we were not getting the kind of regrowth that we needed.”

To address the irrigation system, new infrastructure in being installed.  The track and field are currently closes as open trenches exist near the finish line of the track and the length of the 50-yard line.  Following the irrigation upgrade field treatments will continue.

“There are some applications to get rid of the weeds that have taken hold, that is going on now.  Following the irritation system installation  and getting sprinklers up and running, we will do some aeration , over-seeding , and apply fertilizer.  We are working with two local companies, they feel we can defiantly bring that field back and get it ready for the mid august start of football season.”

The first scheduled home game for the Broncos is set for Friday, August 28th.  The Broncos will open at home with Whittier Christian.

50 yard line, south.
50 yard line trench
south side of John Schwab field
south side of John Schwab field
irrigation infrastructure near home street.
irrigation infrastructure near home street.
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Andersen wins Scholar Athlete Award

Keirsten Andersen named top Scholar Athlete

UCLA bound Keirsten Andersen won the first AltaOne, KIBS/KBOV scholar athlete award Thursday evening.  Andersen, the salutatorian for the class of 2015 at Bishop Union High school was a standout swimmer for the Broncos.  Andersen takes home a $1,500 scholarship for being named the Scholar Athlete Award winner.  In addition to Andersen, two additional finalist receive $500 scholarships.  Tennis player Tessa Wright (ASB president at BUHS) won for fall sports, with Basketball player Tamia Shoshone winning for winter sports.  Shoshone is a hoops standout leading the Broncos to an undefeated high desert league season while picking up the league MVP.

Andersen, Wright, Shoshone. photo by arnie palu

AltaOne’s Ted Huntington, Assistant Vice President of Marketing/Business Development, served as master of ceremonies.  Huntington thanked the nominees and winners for their effort and dedication while recognizing their parents for their efforts.  Bishop Union High School Athletic Director Stacy Vannest and KIBS/KBOV owner Steve Miller were on hand to celebrate the top Student Athletes at BUHS.

Stacy Vannest, Ted Huntington, Steve Miller.

Coaches at BUHS were asked to nominate one athlete from each sports team for the award, based on their academic performance and team leadership.  Each of the students were also asked to write an essay on their future aspirations.

Fall Sports
Staci Sonke, volleyball.
Miranda Barnes, cross country.
Tessa Wright, Tennis. $500 winner
Thomas Sills, cross country.
Woodrow Reynolds, football

Winter Athletes
Joe Griego, soccer.
Tamia Shoshone, basketball. $500 winner
Jake Traynor, basketball.
Luke Olson, snowboarding.
Alicia Campos, soccer.
Hannah Neer, ski team.

Spring Athletes
Frankie Harvey, swimming.
Colton Riesen, baseball.
Sam Riesen, softball.
Keirsten Andersen, swimming. $1,500 winner
Collin Batchelder, track and field.
Katherine Desbrosses, track and field.
Sean Mitton, golf.

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Grah wins at Tahoe

Bishop Union HS Senior wins speech competition

submitted by Pat Nahin
Olivia Grah, took first place in the Bishop Rotary club’s speech contest last February  and went on to compete at the 2015 District 5190 Conference held at Harrah’s South Lake Tahoe on May 16th, 2015.  Olivia was awarded $1000 for first place.  At a recent noon meeting of the Rotary Club of Bishop, Olivia gave her winning speech to members.  The theme:  “It is better to light a single candle than to sit and curse the darkness.”  It was easy to see why Olivia won first place.  Her speech was compelling and dramatic.  She held the audience in rapt attention to her very meaningful interpretation of Rotary’s theme for the contest.  Congratulations and Best Wishes were given to Olivia for her academic accomplishments and certainly are proud of our Bishop student who will attend Princeton University next fall.
Olivia Grah, photo by Ed Nahin
Olivia Grah, photo by Ed Nahin
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End of the Year Events at BUHS

Bishop Union High School in the home stretch

Bishop Union High School has a long list of events in the final days of the 2014-2015 school year.

Tuesday evening, May 26 at 6:00 PM, the AVID End‐OF‐THE‐YEAR CELEBRATION will be held in the auditorium. All AVID families will be attending to celebrate our AVID graduates and the accomplishments of all AVID students. Barbara Fernandez, AVID Coordinator, and the AVID students would like to thank all
community members and businesses who have supported the AVID program throughout the school year and including the Study‐A‐Thon. Your support funded the annual college trip to visit educational opportunities in the Bay Area!

Wednesday, May 27 at 6:00 PM in the auditorium, BUHS administration and school board members will be presenting the Inyo county Academic Awards & the California Bi‐Literacy Awards to acknowledge student academic achievement. Congratulations to the recipients for their dedication to their academics.

Wednesday, May 27 from 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM, the Science Department Open House will be held to showcase the environmental science and advanced biology student projects. Parents, students and the community are welcome to attend this event!

Saturday, May 30 at noon, the annual Native American Recognition luncheon will be held at the Tallman Pavilion to acknowledge the Native American Graduates.  Big thanks to the Bishop Paiute Tribe for their continued support with this annual event.

Sunday, May 31 at 7:00 PM, Baccalaureate will be held at the John Schwab Field (football field). This event is organized by the Ministerial Association for graduates. Family, friends and community members are welcome to attend.

Senior Awards Night will be held on Wednesday, June 3rd beginning at 6:30 PM in the evening. Parents, family and friends of graduates are welcome to attend to congratulate the Class of 2015 and their
scholarship accomplishments. At this time staff will thank the scholarship sponsors for their continued overwhelming support for the graduates of Bishop Union High School.

June 3rd, 4th, & 5th, Final Exams will be held! Students will be released from school at 12:45 PM each day of final exams!

June 5 – the last day of school – will be filled with preparation for graduation services that evening!

Graduation will begin at 7:00 PM. Our front lawn will be “closed” until 4:30 PM to allow staff to prepare for the ceremony! Reserved seating area will open at 5:30 and a ticket is required to sit in that section. Limited seating available outside of the reserved section therefore parents and visitors are welcome to bring their own lawn chair/folding chair however, please wait until 4:30 PM to approach the front lawn to set up personal seating beyond the reserved section.

If anyone has any questions about any of the end of the year events, please feel free to contact the main office at Bishop Union High School for more information!

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Bishop Mathletes complete season

Bronco Mathletes finish strong

After an eight month season that began in September and ended in April, the BUHS Varsity Mathletes finished their last meet of the year on April 29 and ended the year with a strong second place finish in a ten member league. Tehachapi won the league, followed by Bishop, and third place went to Rosamond.

Bishop’s individual Varsity team members also garnered honors, with four members earning total scores that placed them in the top 15 out of the 81 students who competed. Junior Jamie Shultz earned an individual fourth place finish, seniors Olivia Grah and Colton Riesen tied for 12th place, and junior David Chavez came in 15th. The Mathletes are coached by BUHS math teacher Mrs. DeeDee Buchholz who said, “This is a great group of kids. They work hard and try their best, and I am very proud of the overall team scores. Both Varsity and JV earned second place overall in the league. While doing an outstanding job academically, this team showed great character all season long. It is a ture pleasure to coach them.” The Mathletes Award Ceremony is on Tuesday, May 19 at 5:30 in the BUHS Auditorium.

Bishop Mathletes gather before the April 29, 2015 Mathletes Meet held at BUHS. Left to right: Joey Harvey, Robby Moore, Hannah Murray, Jamie Shultz, Stephen Stickells, Thomas Sills, and Colton Riesen.
Bishop Mathletes gather before the April 29, 2015 Mathletes Meet held at BUHS. Left to right: Joey Harvey, Robby Moore, Hannah Murray, Jamie Shultz, Stephen Stickells, Thomas Sills, and Colton Riesen.
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Broncos Dominate Cal City

Bishop Baseball and Softball Down Cal City

Samantha Riesen threw a perfect game pitching and hitting the Bronco softball team to a 11-0 win while the baseball team made quick work of California City wining 17-1.  High winds blew, rain threatened and distant lightning provided the backdrop for a perfect day in California City.  The JV softball team had the only competitive game wining 18-17 completing the Bronco sweep.  Bishop will wrap their season series with California City Friday (April 24th) hosting the Ravens.

Varsity Baseball
Bishop Union 17
California City 1
Justin Hollowell, 3 innings, 0 hits, 0 walks, 8 strikeouts.
Taylor Brown Steele, 1 inning, 1 run, 1 hit, 1 walk, 1 strikeout.
Anthony Brown, 1 inning, 1 strikeout.
Jeremy Fie, 3 walks, 2 runs.
Jake Traynor, 2 for 2, triple, RBI, 3 runs.
Brodie Maloney, 1 for 2, 2RBI, 3 runs.
Colton Riensen, 2 for 3, RBI, 3 runs.
Clyde McCoy, 3 walks, 3 runs.
Alex Sipes, 2 for 2, 4 RBI, run.
Patrick Mitton, 1 for 2, 3 RBI.
Trace Sapp, 1 for 1, triple.
Lukas DiAngelo, 1 for 1, single.

Varsity Softball
Bishop Union  11
California City 0

Samantha Riesen, 5 innings, 0 hits, 0 walks, 13 strikeouts. Pitched a five inning perfect game. Facing 15 batters, striking out 13.  Two outs recorded on ground balls.
Samantha Riesen,  3-4,  2 singles, 1 double, 2 RBI, 2 runs.
Sabrina Barlow,  3-4, 3 singles, 2 runs.
Korina Toledo,  3-4, single, 2 doubles, 3 runs.
Bailee Piper, 2-4,  2 singles 1 RBI.
Aurora Toledo, 1-4, single and 1 RBI.
Tiraney Andreas, 1-3, single, 1 RBI,  2 runs.
Katrina Biehl, walked and scored.
Hannah Wassdrop, 1-3, single, 1 RBI, run.

JV Softball
Bishop Union 18
Californa City 17

Gracie Soto, 2 for 3 with a triple and a double, 2 runs,  RBI.
Selia Amisoine, 2 for 3 with a triple and an RBI.
Ashley Worley,  2 for 4 with a triple and 2 RBI.
Destiny Frank, 1 for 2 with 1 RBI, 3 runs.
Vicky Vegay,  1 for 3 with 3 RBI.
Kassidie Duckey, 1 for 3 , 1 RBI.
Julie Cepeda, 2  walks, 1 run.
Yeehobie Jackson 1 for 2.
Wendy Reynolds 1 for 2.
Corie Campbell, 1 for 2, 2 runs.
Selia Amisonie was the winning pitcher.

Both Bishop varsity teams improve to 3-3 in High Desert League play.  The Broncos trail both Rosamond and Kern Valley in the HDL standings.  HDL play continues Friday with home games against the Ravens.  The Varsity boys games are broadcast live on AM 1230 KBOV in the greater Bishop are and streamed live here at kibskbov.com.

cover photo, Jake Traynor, photo by Gary Young

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BUHS Golf downs Burroughs

Bishop Bronco Golfers win at Burroughs

Coach Ken Dutton describes conditions Monday in Ridgecrest as “VERY windy”.  That’s all caps, VERY windy at China Lake Golf Course.  Working through the wind Bishop Union High School senior Sean Mitton shot a 7-over par 79.  Mitton’s effort keyed a Bronco win over Burroughs High School.  Bishop Union was 25 strokes better than Burroughs Monday.  In addition to Mitton’s 79, the Broncos also carded 86’s from freshman Nick Orrill and Brian Jones.  Gabi Cortez shot 93, Ryan Kiddoo 98 and Chet Shultz 108.  Next up for the Bronco varsity golfers is a trip to California City for a High Desert League match.  Bishop Union is unbeaten in HDL golf.

JV Golf
The Bishop Union High School JV Golf Team traveled to Round Mountain Nevada late last week playing in an 18 hole tournament.  Coach Ken Dutton says, “Our JV Broncos did well. Leading the team with a 92 Ryan Kiddoo, 101 Chet Shultz, and the rest of the Bronco players Charlie Boling, Ros Cardenas, and Kevin Rossi. The JV did a  Good Job.”

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BUHS Mathletes Update

Season wrapping up for BUHS Mathletes

JV finish the year in 2nd place, Varsity has one meet remaining.

The Bishop Varsity Mathletes competed in Trona on March 18, 2015 and brought home a second place finish out of the 11 competing schools and over 80 students.  The Mathletes compete by individually solving ten difficult math problems in a timed setting along with one team problem.  Eleven schools from throughout the league compete, including Tehachapi, Desert, Rosamond and Kern Valley.

Bishop scored 21 points, led by six points each from senior Olivia Grah and junior Jamie Shultz.  Their scores earned them a tie for third place in the meet’s individual results.  David Chavez, Logan Stephenson, and Robbie Moore earned three points each, and Ethan Lamb, William Moore, and Hannah Murray also contributed points.

The Mathletes have one meet left in the year, which will be held at BUHS on April 29, 2015.  They are coached by BUHS math teacher Mrs. DeeDee Buchholz.

Left to right: Hannah Murray, Jamie Shultz, William Moore, Ethan Lamb, Logan Stephenson, David Chavez, Robbie Moore, Olivia Grah
Left to right: Hannah Murray, Jamie Shultz, William Moore, Ethan Lamb, Logan Stephenson, David Chavez, Robbie Moore, Olivia Grah

JV Finish the year in 2nd place

Congrats to Bishop High School JV Mathletes for earning second overall in the League.  They competed in four meets against ten schools.  Over one hundred freshman and sophomores compete at each meet where the Mathletes complete ten rigorous math problems along with one team problem.  All Mathletes show high character and are proud of representing Bishop in the “Bronco Way”.  “This is a great team” says coach DeeDee Buchholz.  “They work hard, try their best and are very bright.  These Mathletes have a great attitude and they remind me daily why I love my job!”

Top honors for the JV Mathletes include Duncan Reid who earned 1st place overall in the league for his individual score of 28 points, Sam Hess and Jim Tomasek earned 7th place for their individual scores of 17 points and Liam Grah who earned 14th place for his score of 15 points.  Zoe Anderson, Makayla McDevitt, Chet Shultz, Maddie Tomasek, Dezert Kiddoo, Dani DeRousseau, Rowan Benson, Emily Ball, Alan Torres and Dylan Fitt also contributed to the team this year.  Bishop Mathletes are a competitive bunch and are willing to work hard to bring home first place next year.  Go Broncos, we are proud of you!

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BUHS Hoops Awards

BUHS Girls Basketball awards

The 2014-2015 Bishop Union High School girls basketball team celebrated their season at their recent awards banquet.  The broncos won the High Desert League Championship running through the HDL undefeated.  Coach Rebecca Andreas led the team to the outright HDL title this year after splitting the crown last year with rival Kern Valley.  Led by senior captain Tamia Shoshone, the Broncos dominated the HDL with Shoshone earning the title of league MVP.

Tamia Shoshone- Most Valuable Player
Sabrina Barlow- Best Defensive Player
Maria Jimenez- Best Offensive Player
Topah Scherer- 6th Girl
Sophia Thomas- Most Improved Player

Tamia Shoshone- Most Valuable Player
Maria Jimenez- 1st Team/All Academic
Sabrina Barlow- 1st Team
Little Eva Lent- 2nd Team
Topah Scherer- 2nd Team
Cienna Martinez- Honorable Mention

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