All posts by Gary Young

KEN HARRISON, KIBS NEWSMAN HAS PASSED AWAY

With heavy hearts, the KIBS/KBOV family is sad to announce the passing of our News Director, Ken Harrison. Ken left this world early on the morning of July 21st, holding the hand of the love of his life and devoted partner, Sonya Hernandez. Ken leaves behind, sons Johnny Harrison and Trevor Harrison; sister Brenda Robinson; niece’s Cheri Noel, Kandi Archibald, and nephew Greg Kennedy. 

As well as Sonya and her son, Chase.
We are devastated by his passing, and relieved his suffering is over.
Ken lived his life to the brim in service to others. He will be forever remembered for his work in Unity Church, involvement and commitment to his home town community and in the community of Bishop,  where he found a second chance to live his best life in a place he had always loved, with a job and partner he adored.
Always ready to lend a hand to inform, entertain and connect with others, he lived several lives in his one lifetime. Truly making  a lasting and profound difference in the lives of so many. Ken wore many hats and touched many lives – as a father, partner, writer, broadcaster, DJ, comedian, angler and mentor to the masses.

Ken Harrison was a good man.

 

We will remember our friend Ken with love and affection.

In lieu of flowers, donations to help Sonya with Ken’s final expenses can be sent to Sonya Hernandez, care of KIBS.

KIDS FISHING FESTIVAL

The 33rd Annual  KIDS FISHING FESTIVAL returns to Mammoth’s SnowCreek Resort ponds from 8am-1pm on July 30th. Rods & reels are provided as are guides to help the kids catch our 1 pound trout with Power bait supplied by Berkley. There are several educational booths from the CA. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife such as a casting booth, archery lessons, dissection, and lots more. The Mammoth Lakes Lions Club offers donuts, orange juice and coffee plus the Latin Market will have their Mexican food truck. This FREE event is sponsored by Eastern Sierra Artists and the Town of Mammoth Lakes. Go to KidsFishFest.com for more information or call 760-937-2942. No advance registration is required.

Bishop Chamber Golf Fun Day

The Bishop Area Chamber of Commerce is teaming up with Bishop Country Club for a fun afternoon of golf, games and great food! Slated for Saturday, July 30th. This golf event is not your typical tournament, but it will be a whole lot of fun for players of all skill levels!


Each hole will feature a different game with prizes for each two-person team. Everyone who plays will also be entered into a raffle for big prizes, including cash, gift certificates, and a brand new Ashley furniture rocking recliner! All players will also be treated to a delicious barbecue dinner.

Cost is just $50 per person and includes golf games, cart, raffle entry and dinner! Check-in begins at 3pm with golf games starting at 4pm. This event is open to everyone – members, non-members, good golfers & hackers too! Proceeds will benefit the Bishop Chamber of Commerce, a community based non-profit organization that works hard to improve our local economy. Space is limited, so register today by following the golf fun day link on www.bishopvisitor.com.

Fairview Fire Update from the BVFD

At 2:45 p.m. Friday, July 8, 2022, the Bishop Fire Department was dispatched to Fairview Circle for a

structure fire. When the first unit arrived at the scene, three structures were already fully engulfed, with

fire rapidly spreading into the nearby brush and neighboring residences due to windy, dry conditions.

Seeing the magnitude of the incident, Bishop Fire requested mutual aid from throughout the region.

Southern California Edison cut electricity to the surrounding area, and CalFire immediately directed their

units towards the spreading vegetation fire to protect nearby neighborhoods.

Friday’s high winds, along with narrow access areas, propane tank involvement, and a lack of nearby fire

hydrants severely hampered firefighting efforts. Firefighters were forced to withdraw from Fairview

Circle and had to fight the fire from Watterson Road. Seventeen water tenders made multiple trips to

draft sites and fire hydrants to provide enough water to suppress the blaze.

Tumbleweed Lane and Indian Creek Drive were evacuated as the fire spread. These evacuation orders

were lifted later in the evening once forward progression of the fire was stopped. The Watterson Road

area remained evacuated until mid-afternoon on Saturday as fire crews continued mop-up efforts.

Firefighting resources remained at the scene throughout the night Friday, all day Saturday, and continue

to patrol the area as needed.

Nine residences and approximately 20 outbuildings were destroyed in the fire. Four additional

residences were damaged. The cause of the incident remains under investigation, and is believed to be

accidental in nature.

One firefighter suffered smoke inhalation during the Fairview incident. The firefighter was transported

to Northern Inyo Hospital by Symons Emergency Services and was released later Friday night after

treatment. One civilian was injured.

“Our hearts go out to everyone who lost their homes and were displaced by this fire,”

said Bishop Fire Chief Joe Dell. “We are extremely grateful to everyone who stepped up to help fight this

fire, and to everyone who continues to help those affected.”

The Bishop Fire Department would like to extend a huge thank-you to the numerous agencies that

responded from throughout the Eastern Sierra to help fight the Fairview Fire, including Big Pine,

Independence, Lone Pine, White Mountain, Chalfant Valley, June Lake, Antelope Valley, Wheeler Crest,

Mammoth Lakes, Long Valley, CalFire and the Inyo National Forest. The Inyo County Sheriff’s Office,

Symons Emergency Services, Reach Air Medical Services, the Bishop Police Department, Inyo County

Health and Human Services, Mountain Warfare Training Center (Pickel Meadows), the Los Angeles

Department of Water and Power, Indian Creek Mutual Water Company, Bishop Public Works and the

American Red Cross also provided assistance during and after the fire.

Additional thanks go to Two Brothers from Italy in Big Pine, who shut down their restaurant to make

pizzas that they then donated to the firefighters, Vons of Bishop, which donated sandwiches, snacks and

water, and the countless other groups and individuals who came forward to support the firefighting and

recovery efforts.

MULE MUSIC MANIA TIME!

IT’S TIME TO PLAY

THE KIBS-FM

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TODAY, MAY 23RD THRU THIS FRIDAY THE 27TH ONLY!*

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only if they guess correctly!

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*Winner’s name will be picked live on-air Tuesday, May 31st. See the KIBSKBOV website for rules and restrictions.

MULE DAYS IS HERE

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Bronco Baseball Season Ends

Round one of the CIF D4 playoffs did not go as planned for the Bishop Broncos losing to Garces Memorial by a final score of 8-2.

Garces Memorial, which played in a higher division during league play was dropped down to Division 4 for the playoffs while Bishop was moved up to D4 because of their excellent record during league play.  These kind of things just do not make sense except for the higher-ups in the Central Section CIF office.

 

Senior Bronco players playing their last game were Acie Valdivia, Jake Frigerio, Kennedy Batchelder and Hector Martinez.

Frigerio had a hot bat and stole 4 bases during the game but the Bronco bats were having a hard time getting the runners in scoring position to come home due to the good pitching by Garces Memorial.

Albert Cano went 1 for 3 and scored 1 run

Riley Eropkin was 1 for 3

Jake Frigerio was 2 for 3 with 1 run scored

Kennedy Batchelder was 1 for 3 batting

Garces pitching held the Broncos to just 5 hits.

Great season for the Bishop Bronco Baseball team but we are left with a sour taste in our mouth by the selection committee in the Central Section CIF.

Big shout out to the Bronco coaching staff for doing an outstanding job all season. Linda Frigerio, Steve Omohundro, Andy Gillem, Chuck Goede and JJ Cervantes.

Photos by Gary Young

 

BRONCO VARSITY BATS STAY HOT

After dropping 29 runs on Lone Pine last week the Bishop Boys Varsity Team stayed hot and downed Frazier 26-4.

Acie Valdivia got the start on the mound for the Broncos and pitched 3.1 solid innings after giving up 2 runs in the top of the first inning. After that, Acie was on his game and the team gave him a ton of run support scoring 13 runs in the bottom of the 1st inning.

Reece Dondero

Reece Dondero was the RBI leader of the game with 5 on 4 hits.

Jake Frigerio

 

Albert Cano

Jake Frigerio scored 4 runs with 2 hits and 2 RBI’s

Jake Frigerio

Riley Eropkin scored 4 runs on 2 hits and 4 RBI’s

Riley Eropkin

Acie Valdivia scored twice, had 2 hits with 1 RBI

Acie Valdivia

Reece Dondero scored three times with 4 hits and 5 RBI’s

Reece Dondero

Albert Cano scored twice, 3 hits and 4 RBI’s

Albert Cano

Cain Omohundro scored 4 times on 2 hits with 4 RBI’s

Cain Omohundro

Caleb Gillem 3 runs 3 hits with 2 RBI’s

Caleb Gillem

Kennedy Batchelder 2 runs on 2 hits with 2 RBI’s

Kennedy Batchelder

 

Next up in the Mammoth Huskies on Friday. We will see if the Huskies can slow down the Bronco Baseball hitting machine.

Photos by Gary Young Photography.

 

 

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