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Mark Mayhugh, Tia Barfield Win CIF for the Broncos

Last week, two young ladies on the Bronco wrestling team competed in the girl’s 2-day CIF divisional playoffs in Tulare. Freshman Renee Ashworth wrestled at 123 pounds while senior Tia Barfield wrestled at 162 pounds. On the first day, Renee went 0-2 while Tia, who was seeded #1, pinned her first two opponents in 12 and 17 seconds respectively. On the second day, Tia pinned her next opponent in the semifinals in 1:29, which put her into the finals. In the finals, Tia dominated her opponent by a score of 13-0 before pinning herin the second period, earning her a first place finish.

Coach Mark Hodges said, “Tia’s record is now 30-1 and I was not present when she lost earlier in the season. In fact, I had yet to see a point scored against her. For this reason, I was surprised when she was taken down in the semifinals match, where she quickly did a reverse and then pinned her opponent. It was only after the match that I found out she had slipped.”

Tia will compete in the Central Section Master’s Tournament in Lemoore next week, where she hopes to qualify for the State Tournament the following week.

Also last week, the three boys on the Bronco wrestling team competed in the boy’s 2-day CIF divisional playoffs in Bakersfield. Senior Mark Mayhugh wrestled at 128 pounds, Freshman Billy McKinzey wrestled at 140 pounds and Junior Scott Hennarty wrestled at 154 pounds.

Both Billy and Scott went 0-2 while Mark, who was seeded #1, pinned his first opponent in the first period. On the second day, Mark went up against the #4 seeded wrestler in the
semifinals. Mark was in control the entire match and won by a score of 5-1, which put him into the finals where he met his good friend and rival from Desert High School. Again Mark prevailed, winning by a score of 4-2, making him a CIF champion. In the awards ceremony, in a vote by all the coaches, Mark was voted the MVP of the lower 7 weight classes!

Coach Mark Hodges said, “I am so proud of all 5 wrestlers on the team; they all wrestled their best, which is all any coach could ask for. To have 2 CIF Champions on a team of 5 incredible and a credit to their hard work. I was so happy for Mark when he won the MVP
award, of course I thought he was the best wrestler there, but I didn’t know so many of the other coaches felt the same way.”

Like Tia, Mark will compete in the Central Section Master’s Tournament in Lemoore next week, where he also hopes to qualify for the State Tournament the following week.

BUHS Freshman Mayhugh 3rd at Long Beach

Bishop Union Freshman finishes 3rd at Millikan tournament

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submitted by Dr. Mark Hodges

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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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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Bronco Wrestling opens the season

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Submitted by assistant coach Dr. Mark Hodges

Last Saturday, (December 5th) three members of the Bishop Bronco Wrestling team competed in their first tournament of the year at Rim of the World High School. The Broncos attending were
Junior Joseph Mayhugh at 160 lbs
Junior Victor Esquivel at 170 lbs
Freshman Mark Mayhugh at 106 lbs
Freshman Mark Mayhugh, in his first wrestling match ever, started on fire by pinning his opponent after scoring 10 unanswered points. His next match was against a senior wrestler who is ranked #22 in California. Not intimidated, Mark made the first takedown attempt, but unfortunately was quickly pinned. Mark turned things around in his next two matches by winning with pins, placing him in the match for 3rd place. He started the match strong and was leading going into the last period, but lost a hard-fought match on points, finishing in 4th place.
Junior Joseph Mayhugh started the day strong by defeating his first opponent in a 6-4 decision, but lost his next 2 matches.
Junior Victor Esquivel struggled and finished the day going 0-2.

Coach Joseph said, “The level of competition at this tournament was just right for us – our wrestlers had opportunities to score in almost every match. Although we did ok overall, there are several things that we need to work on this week. We were especially pleased to see Mark Mayhugh do well in his first wrestling matches.”

The Bronco with the best record this season is Mark Mayhugh with a record of 3-2 with all 3 wins by pin.

Next Saturday, the wrestling team will be competing in a tournament at Lancaster High School.

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