BUHS Mathletes Finish First

Bishop Union Varsity Mathletes take league title

May 4, 2016

Both the Varsity and Junior Varsity Mathletes finished up successful seasons, with the varsity team earning the league championship and the junior varsity team coming in with a strong second place.

Leading the way were the Varsity Mathletes who competed in their last meet of the season in Bishop on April 20, 2016. Bishop won not only the meet, but also the league’s high point champion team of the season. Bishop earned 141 points over the course of the 2015/2016 season, Tehachapi earned second place team honors with 125 points, and Rosamond came in third with 118 points. BUHS senior Jamie Shultz was Bishop’s high point individual scorer for the year with 40 points, and earned an individual finish of 2nd place out of the approximately 70 students who regularly compete from ten different schools. Other top scorers for Bishop were junior Duncan Reid who earned 32 points and an individual 6th place finish, and senior Logan Stephenson who tied for a 14th place finish with 18 points.

The BUHS Junior Varsity team finished second place overall in the league, behind Desert High School. The JV team had strong individual performances from Jim Tomasek who tied for an individual third place finish with 27 points, Carter Silva who tied for a 5th place finish, Dylan Fitt who tied for 8th place with 21 points, and Jeanine Lomaintewa who finished in 13th place individually, earning 17 points.

The Mathletes are coached by BUHS math instructor Mrs. DeeDee Buchholz, who says, “I love coaching Mathletes! These kids are so outstanding and I just love spending time with them. Winning is certainly fun, but winning alongside teammates who are just as kind as they are smart is extremely rewarding. The JV Mathletes team has so much depth that I am certain BUHS will see success in the future. The Varsity team took home first in the league which is outstanding in itself, but when compared to teams like Tehachapi High School that are three times our size, it really puts into perspective how talented the team really is. Congrats to all my Mathletes, you have made your coach proud!”

The Mathletes Awards Ceremony will be held on Tuesday, May 17th at 5:15 p.m. in the BUHS theater and is open to anyone who would like to support and celebrate the teams.