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BISHOP TAKES CARE OF BUSINESS IN KERN VALLEY

The Bishop Broncos traveled to Kern Valley Friday night and completely dominated the Kern Valley Broncs with the final score 54-0.

The first half was one of the strangest we have seen. The Kern Valley Broncs were doing their best to cheap shot the Broncos, to throw them off their game and it seemed to be working for a while. There were multiple personal fouls on both sides. There was one KV player finally ejected for collecting a few personal fouls by himself. It looked like it took the Bishop boys a ton of self restraint to not let the foul play of KV to get the best of them. The Broncos went into halftime with a 18-0 lead.

Then the second half started.

Coach Palu and the staff made sure their team knew that these cheap tactics would not work and the Broncos responded with one of the best defensive effort of the season. Kern Valleys offense never got going…all game!

The entire Bishop defense was on point. 7 sacks and 2 interceptions for the Bronco defense. The defensive line dominated KV all night. Cheap shots and hostile territory didn’t faze these boys. KV never had good field position during the entire game with many drives going backwards. That would allow the Bishop offense some of the best field position all year.

Senior QB Jakob Redmond was solid completing 15 of 20 passes for 322 yards with 5 touchdowns. Kruger, Frigerio (2), Omohundro and Arndal all catching TD’s from Redmond. Bishop Broncos and an excellent passing game just sounds so strange! Years of just pounding the football is what Bishop does and now they have both passing and running.

It’s a great day to be a Bronco fan!!!

Bronco stats at Maxpreps!!

https://www.maxpreps.com/games/10-15-2021/football-fall-21/bishop-union-vs-kern-valley.htm?c=GA3UbdXTBUeFMMro4jny4g#tab=box-score&schoolid=11128c05-a8be-4bca-ac63-b48c620a7cd7

Next up, Rosamond comes to Bishop for Homecoming

Friday, October 22nd at 7pm.

 

Photos courtesy of Gary Young Photography

BRONCOS RULE ON THE HOME OPENER

Recap by Bradford Evans

Photos by Gary Young

After nearly two years of no high school football in Bishop, the Broncos took the field against a familiar foe. The Lindsay Cardinals arrived in the Eastern Sierra looking for revenge after losing 22-16 in the CIF Central Section Division 6 semifinals in 2019.

A few days before the game, sixth year head coach, Arnie Palu reflected back on the semifinal game against the Cardinals saying, “That semifinal game against Lindsay was without a doubt the toughest game we had in 2019. However, we made necessary adjustments after falling down at the half and we were able to come away with a victory.”

However, the Broncos didn’t have much trouble this time around against Lindsay. From the start, Bishop was able to establish the run and scored on their first drive of the season. Senior running back, Zach Mojarro was the star of the night and got his first touchdown after he ran the ball to the outside for a five-yard touchdown.

The Broncos took the lead 6-0 and then missed the point after attempt.

 

Turnovers were a big problem for both teams on the night, but more so for Lindsay, who gave the ball away seven times on the night. The first turnover came when the snap went over the head of Cardinals quarterback, Samual Reyes. Bishop recovered the ball and picked up where they left off with another Zach Mojarro run to the outside. Bishop led 13-0 after the first quarter.

The Broncos weren’t as dominant in the second quarter, but still were able to score another touchdown thanks to another Mojarro run. Bishop took a 19-0 lead going into the half.

 

Bishop struggled at the beginning of the second half. They turned the ball over multiple times during the first portion of the second half. By the midway point of the third quarter, the Cardinals were able to pull within three points after senior quarterback, Jakob Redmond threw a pick six to Lindsay safety, Leonardo Duran. The score was 19-16 and the home crowd began to get a little bit nervous. However, Bishop responded well and fed their star running back, Zach Mojarro who was able to cruise up field for another touchdown to give the Broncos a bit of breathing room. The score after the touchdown was 25-16.

Bishop took over in the fourth quarter and dominated the rest of the affair. Zach Mojarro got two more touchdowns and Jakob Redmond scored off of a quarterback keeper. Mojarro’s second touchdown of the fourth quarter came late when Redmond found the running back unmarked on the far side of the endzone for a twenty-yard receiving touchdown.

Overall, it was a solid performance for the Broncos. Jakob Redmond was able to make some good plays with his feet, while Zach Mojarro was electric the entire night and is essentially the reason why the Broncos won the game on Friday. Other players who stood out included Cain Omohundro, who was able to make a few good plays both defensively and offensively. The star of the night on defense was defensive lineman Reese Dondero, who plugged up the middle of the trenches and did an effective job of generating pressure.

Individual stats for the Broncos

Passing

Team Totals 9 24 99 .375 11.0 2 2 23 43.6
1 Jakob Redmond (Sr) 9 24 99 .375 11.0 2 2 23 43.6
Team Totals 9 24 99 .375 11.0 2 2 23 43.6

Rushing

# Athlete Name Car Yds Avg Lng TD
Team Totals 41 384 9.4 57 5
1 Jakob Redmond (Sr) 9 104 11.6 27
2 Cheveyo Marquez (Jr) 2 0 0.0 1
7 W. Rost kruger (Sr) 1 1 1.0 1
22 Zach Mojarro (Sr) 21 223 10.6 57 4
23 Isaac Reno (Jr) 1 9 9.0 9
24 Cain Omohundro (Jr) 3 31 10.3 24 1
31 K. Batchelder (Sr) 4 16 4.0 8

Receiving

# Athlete Name Rec Yds Avg Lng TD
Team Totals 9 99 11.0 23 2
7 W. Rost kruger (Sr) 2 7 3.5 7
8 Tristan Cooper (Sr) 1 10 10.0 10
22 Zach Mojarro (Sr) 3 54 18.0 23 2
23 Isaac Reno (Jr) 1 7 7.0 7
24 Cain Omohundro (Jr) 2 21 10.5 14

Total Yards

# Athlete Name Pass Rush Rec Total
Team Totals 99 384 99 483
1 Jakob Redmond (Sr) 99 104 203
7 W. Rost kruger (Sr) 1 7 8
8 Tristan Cooper (Sr) 10 10
22 Zach Mojarro (Sr) 223 54 277
23 Isaac Reno (Jr) 9 7 16
24 Cain Omohundro (Jr) 31 21 52
31 K. atchelder (Sr) 16  

 

Tackles

# Athlete Name Solo Asst Tot Tckls TFL
Team Totals 38 22 60 7.0
1 Jakob Redmond (Sr) 2 2
2 Cheveyo Marquez (Jr) 1 1
3 Hector Martinez (Sr) 1 1
7 W. Rost kruger (Sr) 2 2
8 Tristan Cooper (Sr) 1 1 2
11 Carson Schmidt (Jr) 6 6
17 Austin Van nest (Sr) 1 2 3
22 Zach Mojarro (Sr) 2 2 1.0
23 Isaac Reno (Jr) 1 1 2
24 Cain Omohundro (Jr) 2 3 5 1.0
31 K. Batchelder (Sr) 4 5 9
33 Aden Arndal (Jr) 1 1
42 Colt Matteson (Sr) 3 2 5 1.0
50 Kaelan Smith (Jr) 1 1
52 Wyatt Douda (Jr) 5 1 6 1.0
65 Reese Dondero (Jr) 4 2 6 2.0
66 Shane Norris (Sr) 1 1
67 Michael Boothe (Sr) 2

 

 

BRONCO VARSITY ARE MOVING ON IN THE PLAYOFFS

The Bishop Boys Varsity Baseball team took out the Caruthers  Blue Raiders  on Wednesday with the final score of 6-5.

Caruthers loaded the bases  in the first inning but Bronco starter Ace Selters pitched the boys out of that Jam.

Then the Bronco  bats came alive early and scored 3 runs in the bottom of the 1st.

Bronco infielder Reece Dondero deliver a couple of monster doubles in the game, had 2 RBI’s in the game with a stolen base.

Jake Frigerio slammed a triple in the bottom of the 1st and accounted for one of the three Bronco runs.

Individual stats for the Bishop Broncos:

BRAEDEN GILLEM:
0-4

JAKE FRIGERIO:
1-3 triple,2 , 1 run scored

ACIE VALDIVIA:
0-4

LANDON KRUSE:(DH)
1-1,single ,1 run scored , 1 stolen base 1 RBI

REESE DONDERO:
2-2, 2 doubles, 2 RBIs, – stolen base , 1 run scored

ALBERT CANO:
0-1

BILLY MCKINZEY:
0-2, 1 run scored

RILEY EROPKIN:
2-2, single/ double1 run scored , 1 stolen base, 2 RBIs

ACE SELTERS:
0-2, 1 run scored – pitched 4 1/3 innings, 3 Ks

CLAY OMOHUNDRO:
1-3, homerun, 1 run scored 1 RBI

Billy McKenzie came in to pitch in the 5th inning when the game was tied and pitched a heck of a game in relief.

Clay Omohundro broke the 5-5 tie with a solo home run and the Broncos never looked back winning 6-5. What a game!

Now the Broncos wait to see if they are traveling to Minarets High School or hosting Lindsay high School next Wednesday, June 16th in the semi finals of Division 5 Baseball. Minarets is ranked #1 and Lindsay is ranked #8. Lets hope for an upset on Friday when those two get together so the Bishop Boys can host another at Tatum Field in Bishop!

We will keep you updated on all the happenings on the local news at KIBS/KBOV.

Go Broncos!!

 

BRONCOS DROP THE BOBCATS 13-3

The final regular season game was played this past Tuesday at  Tatum  Field with the Bishop Broncos keeping their undefeated season intact.

The Broncos spotted the Bobcats 3 runs before the bats came alive in the bottom of the third inning.

After scoring 7 runs in the bottom of the third, the Bronco defense and pitching were strong while keeping Boron off the board for the rest of the game.

Individual stats for the Broncos

BRAEDEN GILLEM:
1-2, single , 2 runs scored , 1 stolen base

JAKE FRIGERIO:
2-4, 2 singles , , 1 run scored , 1 stolen base, 2 RBIs

ACIE VALDIVIA:
1-4, single, 1 run scored , 2 RBIs

LANDON KRUSE:
1-2, single ,1 run scored , pitched 1 1/3 inning, 2Ks, 4 walks

ALBERT CANO:
0-2, 2 runs scored , pitched 2/3 inning , 2 Ks

BILLY MCKINZEY:
1-3, single, 1 run scored , 1 stolen base , 2 RBIS

RILEY EROPKIN:
0-0, 1 run scored , 1 stolen base

ACE SELTERS:
2-3,!single and double (walk off), 2 stolen bases , 1 run scored 3 RBIS, pitched 3 innings, 3 walks, 3 Ks

CAIN OMOHUNDRO:
0-1, 1 stolen base , 1 run scored

CLAY OMOHUNDRO:
1-2, single , 2 stolen bases , 2 runs scored , 1 RBI

The Bishop Bronco now wait to see who and where they are going to play in the CIF playoffs.

Lady Broncos Fall to the Scorpions

The Bronco Varsity Softball team took on the Desert Scorpions yesterday at the city park. The final score was a  Scorpion victory  5-1.

According to Head Coach Stacy Van Nest “We just couldn’t string our hits together to score more runs. Defensively we executed excellent bunt coverage and got the out every time. We have ended our regular season play as 5-3 in league and 5-5 overall. We are not sure what is next for the Broncos. Play off intent forms need to be turned in May 28 and the play off bracket will be released June 5. We are unsure if we will go for the play offs as of yet. And since we had to reschedule Boron, we do not know how we will finish in league as others teams have more league games to play. ”

Jasmyn Dondero pitched 7 innings and had 7 K’s and 7 hits.

Lauren Allen was 2 for 3 with a double.
Sadie Dishion was 1 for 2 with a double.
Jayda Jackson was 1 for 3 with a double.

Kayla Jackson was 1 for 2 and
MaNeSe Braithwaite was 1 for 4 at the plate.

Van Nest added “We would like to thank our seniors Lauren Allen, MaNeSe Braithwaite, Sadie Dishion, Jessica Doll, Jazmyn Dondero, and Kayla Rodriguez. We would also like to thank the City Park for great facilities and the parents for their support.”

As Stacy Van Nest mentioned, we will just have to wait and see if more softball is in the future for our Lady Broncos.

BRONCOS WIN VS MAMMOTH 7-4

Maybe the Bishop Bronco’s were a little complacent with the Mammoth Huskies. Mammoth came prepared for the Broncos and it was an actually great game with the Broncos pulling ahead for a 7-4 victory. Here is the game in pictures.

BRAEDEN GILLEM:
2-3 single and triple , 1 run scored

JAKE FRIGERIO:
0-4

 

ALBERT CANO:
0-2

CAIN OMOHUNDRO:
0-1, 1 run scored

CLAY OMOHUNDRO:
1-4, single , 1 run scored

BILLY MCKINZEY:
0-2, 1 run scored,pitched 2 1/4 inning, 2K no walks

REESE DONDERO: 0-1

ACIE VALDIVIA:
2-3, singles and double, 1 run scored

RILEY EROPKIN:
1-3, double

ACE SELTERS:
1-2, double, 1 run scored pitched 7th inning , 1 Ks 0walks

LANDON KRUSE:
2-2, 1single on base error, 1 run scored, 2 stolen bases on passed balls, pitched 3 3/4 inning , 5K , 3 walks

ACIE VALDIVIA:
2-3, singles and double, 1 run scored

RILEY EROPKIN:
1-3, double

Broncos travel to Rosamond for an away game this Thursday 5/20.21 to take on the Rosamond Roadrunners.

Bronco Baseball is Back!

The Bronco Baseball team rolls on with a victory over the Rosamond Roadrunners today by a final score of 12-2 in 6 innings.

With Rock Baker and Ken Harrison calling the game on 1230 KBOV and Gary Young getting the pictures, we had all the base’s covered.

Bronco hitting was a little slow in the first three innings but the afterburners kicked in after that.

Hitting stats for the Bronco’s

Hitting:
BRAEDEN GILLEM:
1-3,double , 2 runs scored

JAKE FRIGERIO:
3-4, 2 singles/1 double , 3run scored

ACE SELTERS:
1-4, single, 2 RBI, 1 run scored

LANDON KRUSE:
2-2, triple and single , 3 run scored, 1 stolen base

ALBERT CANO:
1-4, single, 2 RBI, 1 run scored

BILLY MCKINZEY:
2-3, double and triple 1 RBI, 1 runs scored, 2 stolen bases

REESE DONDERO:
2-3, single, 1 sac fly, 3RBIs

CALEB GILLEM:
0-1

ACIE VALDIVIA:
1-2 single

RILEY EROPKIN:
1-3; single 1  runs scored

And Pitching for your Bishop Bronco’s

PITCHING:
Landon Kruse pitched 4 innings with 8Ks, 2 walks

Ace Seltzer final 2 innings , faced only 7 batters in 2 innings. 2Ks, I walk.

A GREAT team effort !!! Go BRONCOS!!!

The upcoming game against the Desert Scorpions has been cancelled, so the next game for the Bishop Bronco Varsity Baseball team will be Thursday, May 6th at Boron.

KANE BROWN ENCORE “DRIVE IN” NIGHT

Country superstar Kane Brown recorded live for a drive-in party at the Tri County Fairgrounds!Don’t miss this one-night-only concert 
Saturday night, September 26th. Tickets on sale now at http://ticketmaster.com/encore-kanebrown or at http://tricountyfair.com , or you can check out the Tri County Fair’s facebook page for more information. If you are not able to access a computer for ticket sales, just stop by the Tri County Fair office and they will set you up!!


Starting at only $76 per car  with up to 6 people allowed per car.
Presented by Encore Drive-In Nights .

 

Don’t miss Kane Brown with special guest’s Lauren Alaina and Granger Smith in Concert on the BIG screen at the Tri County Fairgrounds Saturday September 26th.

 

IMACA PUBLIC MEETING FOR OVERNIGHT HOMELESS PARKING

PRESS RELEASE

September 10, 2020

RE: NOTICE OF COMMUNITY VIDEO CONFERENCE TO REVIEW SAFE PARKING PROJECT PROPOSED AT BISHOP NAZARENE CHURCH

Inyo Mono Advocates for Community Action (IMACA) cordially invites interested community members to a virtual meeting (Zoom video conference) on Wednesday evening, September 16, 2020, at 6:00 p.m. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss IMACA’s proposal to operate a monitored, overnight parking lot for people experiencing homelessness and living out of their vehicles at the Bishop Nazarene Church located at 900 W. Line Street, Bishop, CA.
The Inyo County Planning Commission approved a Conditional Use Permit for the Nazarene Church Safe Parking Project in January of 2020, which was subsequently appealed to the Board of Supervisors. This community meeting and the appeal hearing were postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. IMACA has operated an emergency parking lot at 910 N. Main Street since May of this year and would like to close the facility and then reopen at the Nazarene Church in Bishop.

The community meeting will include a presentation by IMACA staff of the proposed Safe Parking Operating and Security Plan followed by a moderated panel discussion with questions and comments from members of the public. Everyone will participate via Zoom video conference from individual, separate locations. The video conference is accessible to the public at https://www.imaca.net/safe-nazarene-church. Individuals will be asked to provide their name and an email address in order to access the video conference. Anyone who does not want to provide their email address may use the following generic, non-functioning address to gain access: donotreply@imaca.net.

Anyone wishing to make a comment prior to the meeting, or as the community meeting is being conducted, may do so either in writing, or by utilizing the “hand-waving” feature when appropriate in the Zoom meeting (the moderator will call on those who wish to speak). We encourage everyone to email comments and questions prior to the meeting to info@imaca.net.

Emailed comments may or may not be read aloud, but all comments will be made a part of the meeting record. We value community participation in this process and welcome recommendations that will improve our project to better serve the community.

Please call Larry Emerson at (760) 873-8557, extension 109, or contact him by email at lemerson@imaca.net with any questions or comments.

VARSITY BRONCO FOOTBALL LETS LOOSE ON BORON

Bishop High School Homecoming 2019…..

Photos by Gary Young

Story by Arnie Palu

 

We played a complete game in our homecoming win over Boron.

Senior Luke McClean accounted for 6 touchdowns, rushing for 4 scores and throwing 2 touchdown passes. Luke went over 100 yards passing and rushing. Luke was named our offensive player of the game.

Steven Paco keyed the rushing attack that rolled up over 300 yards on the night. Paco ran for 125-yards and a touchdown.

Joe Weaver caught a touchdown and ran in a score. Defensively Kennedy Batchelder made a team high 9 solo tackles and played great on the offensive line earning the overall player of the game award. Jaydan Braithwaite picked off two passes and made 5 solo tackles including a tackle for a loss. JB was named defensive player of the game.

Zach Mojarro came up from the JV team and played great on special teams. Mojarro was named our special teams player of the game. Every Bronco got playing time including the JV players who moved up this week. A big credit to Coach Rich Miears and the JV staff for doing a great job developing their athletes.

I would also like thank my varsity staff for their efforts. Defensive coordinator Rick Beall, linebacker/defensive line coach Chris Matteson, and defensive backs coach Carl Olson are doing a great job of preparing our kids to play. Offensive coordinator James Ferrell and quarterbacks coach/special teams coordinator Jake Evangelist continue to do great work.

This week we travel to California City for the High Desert League Championship game. Both teams are 4-0 in HDL play. The winner has the inside track to the #1 seed in the CIF central section division 6 playoffs. After two weeks off, the JV are expected to have a game with California City. Thanks for the coverage and have a great week. Coach Palu