HDL officials Invite Boron and Desert
by Arnie Palu
January 26, 2016
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:
- Bishop Union
- Kern Valley (Lake Isabella)
- Frazier Mt (Lebec)
- California City
- Desert (Edwards AFB)
The Desert Mountain League would include:
- Lone Pine
- Vasquez (Acton)
- Desert Christian (Lancaster)
cover photo by Lorenzo Parra. Bishop Union and Boron JV football play this past fall.
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Bishop Bronco Wrestling
Last Tuesday, the Bishop Bronco Wrestling team traveled to Rosamond for for their first league action of the season. The Bronco team consisted of:
Sophomore Joseph Mayhugh at 152 lbs
Junior Angel Santana at 160 lbs
Junior Tyler Cox at 170 lbs
Junior Orlando Ruelas at 182 lbs
Freshman Gabe Shoshone at 220 lbs
The meet started with Angel Santana wrestling at 160 pounds against a wrestler called “the strongest kid on the team” by his coach. Angel was able to take his opponent down but was
unable to pin him in the first period. After a flurry of activity in the second period, with the score 7‐3 in Angel’s favor, Angel was able to pin his opponent.
The next match was at 170 pounds where Tyler Cox lost the match, but he did get the first takedown of the match.
At 183 pounds, the Rosamond team had no wrestler, so Orlando Ruelas received a forfeit.
Freshman Gabe Shoshone was very nervous before his first match as a Bronco, but those fears quickly disappeared when Gabe stepped on the mat in the 220 pound weight class. Gabe quickly took his opponent down and turned him to his back earning near fall points. Before his pinned his opponent in the 2nd period, Gabe had racked up an 11‐0 lead.
Rosamond had wrestlers in the next 5 weight classes, so the Broncos had to forfeit these matches, giving Rosamond a commanding 36‐18 lead. In the last “official” match of the meet, sophomore Joseph Mayhugh completely dominated his opponent at 152 pounds. Upon reviewing the video of the match later, Head Coach Shaun Joseph said that “Joe used every move that we’ve taught him in that match. It was fun to watch.” After racking up a 15‐0 lead, Joe pinned his opponent in the 2nd period. The meet ended with the score Rosamond 36 – Broncos 24, but with the Broncos winning 3 of
the 4 matches wrestled, the Broncos felt like they were the winners.
After the official matches, two exhibition matches were held: Junior Orlando Ruelas at 182 pounds wrestled one of the highest scoring matches seen in several years, points being scored so fast it was hard to keep track of them. In the end, Orlando won by default.
In the other exhibition match, Joseph Mayhugh dominated yet another Rosamond wrestler and pinned him in the 2nd period.
The Bronco with the best record this season is Junior Angel Santana with a record of 6 ‐ 1 with all 6 wins being pins.
The Broncos next face Kern Valley at home on January 8th.
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Bishop Bronco Football Awards Presented
The 2014 Bronco football awards were presented this week at a ceremony held at the Calvary Baptist Church. Varsity Coach Bill Egan presented coaches awards to Nate Dirisio, Allan Torres, Woodrow Reynolds, and Scott Sonke. Most improved awards went to Clyde McCoy and Woodrow Reynolds. Most Valuable defensive player award went to Desmond Frank, and the most valuable offensive player award was presented to Cross DeLamora. Hunter Kampmoyer was named the teams Most Valuable Player.
The Varsity All High Desert League players were also announced. Collin Batchelder was named to the leagues academic team. Honorable mention honors to Quaid Stone, with second team honors going to Anthony Miller, Sean Brown, Collin Batchelder, Jarod Dossy, Ryan Graves, Thomas Montoya, Woodrow Reynolds, and Ryan Rennie. 1st team all HDL went to Angel Santana, JJ Cammarata, Desmond Frank, Logan Stephenson and Clyde McCoy on the defensive side of the ball, and 1st team offensive honors to Ty Tucker, Cross DeLamora and Scott Sonke. Hunter Kampmoyer was named the HDL Lineman of the Year.
For the Junior Varsity Noah Connor-Becket was named most improved player, Joe Mayhugh claimed the spirit award, Izaak Morgenstein was named offensive MVP, Mike Molina was named defensive MVP and freshman Moran West was awarded the team MVP. The 2014 JV won the High Desert League championship.
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BUHS Volleyball players Honored
Bishop High School volleyball coach Linda Frigerio has announced the Broncos who have been awarded All League Honors. The 2014 Bronco All High Desert League team is led by Senior Staci Sonke who was named league MVP. Senior Sammy Powell was named to the 1st team and Senior Cierra Rossi and Junior Maria Jimenez were named to the 2nd team. Senior Naya McCoy earned honorable mention.
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Volleyball Splits a Pair at Rival Kern Valley
Bishop high school volleyball traveled to rival Kern Valley this past Tuesday (October 14th) earning a split in two games.
The varsity fell to KV in straight games with the JV winning in two.
The varsity fell to KV 25-17, 25-18 and 25-15. The loss evens the Bronco High Desert League record to 2-2 at the midway point of league play.
All teams are chasing 4-0 Frazier Mt. with Kern Valley ahead of the Broncos in the standings at 3-1.
California City is 1-3 and Rosamond is 0-4 in HDL play. Individual statistics for the Broncos include Sammy Powell with 5 kills and 2 aces, Cierra Rossi, Kiara Cox, and Carly Todd each had 4 kills. Staci Sonke delivered 3 aces and 16 assists and Gabi Cortez chipped in with 18 digs.
The Bronco JV did their part to spoil homecoming at KV with a straight games win, 25-18 and 26-24. Rebekah Riesen had 2 aces, 2 kills. Edi Lou Arrowood had 2 aces, Haley Hersley served up 3 aces and 2 kills. Both Ashley Worley and Topah Scherer had 4 kills.
The Broncos start the second half to High Desert League play Thursday, October 16th hosting Rosamond. JV starts at 4pm with the varsity game to follow.
Volleyball Splits a Pair at Rival Kern Valley
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