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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!!

Next up, Rosamond comes to Bishop for Homecoming

Friday, October 22nd at 7pm.


Photos courtesy of Gary Young Photography

Buy A Lotto Ticket – Its Your Lucky Day

From Bridgeport CHP . . . .

Being on your side isn’t so bad unless you are in a car and on the edge of an embankment that drops straight down 1,000+ feet. This driver was lucky to escape without injury this morning on Tioga Pass (SR 120W).

We would like to take this time to remind people to watch your downhill speed and maintain control of your vehicle at all times. This is the fourth crash within two weeks that have occurred on either Tioga Pass or Sonora Pass (SR108) where people have lost their braking power, or lost control of their vehicle due to speed. Last week on Sonora Pass to individuals jumped out of their moving vehicle because they feared it would go over the edge. The vehicle ended up going into the hillside and the driver and his passenger had minor injuries.

Please travel safely.

Photo Courtesy of Bridgeport CHP

Tonopah Muckers ride the Carlin Railroaders Out Of Town

The KIBS High School Football Game of the Week saw Head Coach Duffy Otteson and his 2021 Tonopah Football Muckers handle the Carline Railroaders 58-14.

Tonopah would find themselves in early fight with a 14-8 lead at the end of the 1st quarter. From there, Coach Otteson would unleash his defense, shutting down Carlin for the rest of the game,  allowing only six points the next three quarters.

Junior Josh Reid would cause havoc on the opposing QB with two  sacks, eight  tackles and one punt block. Sophomore Cody Pippen showed great lockdown defense at the corner picking off the Carlin QB two times on the night to go with six tackles. Eric Reid would play solid on both sides of the ball with pass protection, three tackles and one sack, Thomas Newell also chipped in with 26 receiving yards and three tackles. Anthony Gromis would play lights out on both sides of the ball starting on defense with a game high 11 tackles and one sack.

Head Coach Duffy Otteson’s offense would capitalize on several fumbled center-to-quarterback exchanges helping the Muckers

Out scoring Carlin 44-6 over the final three quarters, the young gunner senior QB Anthony Gromis would lead the offense going 10-13 for 112 yards and two TD passes.

Gromis would add 107 yards on the ground and three TDs for a total of five touchdowns on the night.

  • Adam Gonalez – KIBS Tonopah Sports

The next KIBS Game of the Week will be The Mucker Bowl – Tonopah, NV Muckers vs. Virginia City, NV Muckers. Adam Gonzalez will being doing the play-by-play on KIBS 101.7.

Inyo National Forest In Full Closure – Lakes, Campgrounds, Cabins, Trails

In a surprise announcement by the Forest Service’s Pacific Southwest District, the Inyo National Forest joins all other National Forests in California in temporally closing until September 17.

The closure affects all campgrounds, both public and private permittees, resorts and cabins, lakes, scheduled permit activities such as weddings and film shoots, and closes roads within the forest service’s jurisdiction.

The closure order went into effect last night (Tuesday 8-31).

Smokey waves good bye to hundreds of locals and visitors forced to leave the Inyo National Forest, and perhaps millions of dollars in economic damage over the next three weeks.

Mammoth Mountain, an INF permittee, announced a complete shutdown for the summer season. Up in the Bridgeport to Walker area in the Humbolt-Toiyabe National Forest, not part of the original order, announced today it will close most of its facilities in the Carson District.

The closures are due to excessive fire danger throughout California – believing less people visiting, less chance of starting fires.

The situation is very fluid with many unanswered questions by local businesses, county officials, and resort owners. with the possibility of exemptions for some businesses and permittees.

Two examples are Grant Lake on the June Lake Loop and Crowley Lake. These lakes is operated by LADWP but the surrounding land is Forest Service.

Crowley Lake Fish Camp, operated by LADWP, is open

Fishing and camping are is still open at county and LADWP lakes and campgrounds.

The situation is too fluid to try to list what’s opened or not, what roads are closed, etc. Listen to KIBS/KBOV’s hour long newscasts heard Monday – Friday at 7am, 12noon, and 5pm  for the latest updates.

Bishop VFW Raise Funds For The 13 Fallen Solders

Bishop’s VFW Post 8988 has erected a small memorial to the 13 solders killed at the Kabul airport last week. Money is being raised to be giving to the Gold Star Family program, which will in turn be given directly to the families of the 13 fallen service members.

The Gold Star Program supports families of service members killed in combat.

Also the VFW will be sending an American flag to the families, through the “Tribute To The Fallen Solders” motorcycle group, based out of Eugene, OR. The large group of Veteran motorcyclists do an honor ride each year, across the country, taking flags and plaques of appreciation to Gold Star families,  have them sign the flags, then head to Arlington Nation Cemetery.

The local VFW memorial was designed by Post #8988 members Scott Newcomb, a Navy Corpsman vet, Jackie Graef, and bar manager Kissy Stine, who set up the donation plan.

Cash donations are welcomed during VFW’s open hours of 1:00 – 7:00 PM.

Controversy Erupts Over Midget Wrestling

Local resident Allen Berrey is asking the Tri County Fairgrounds, and ultimately the Inyo County Board of Supervisors, and the public, to shut down the planned Midget Wrestling Warriors show that opens as the fair’s first main event on Thursday, September 2.

He says the show in demeaning and making fun of those with disabilities. He has pleaded his case in front of the Supervisors and had a letter published in a local newspaper.

Not so fast . . . in a written response to the Tri County Fair, Dan DiLucchio, the tour promoter of the event, also known  as Short Sleeve Sampson, a little person wrestler, stated the word Midget is used to promote the show – a product. The athletes are dwarfs, midgets, or shorter men and women under 5′ 2″.

“What else can we call our show?” he asked. “Vertically challenged wrestlers? We are not challenged in any way.”

“Midget Wrestling Warrior encourages those that happen to be short and to let them know no one can stop them from living out their dreams. ” DiLucchio added.

“Our mission is to give our athletes a place where they can perform all across the world, showcasing their athleticism, talents, and passion, in a professional atmosphere, ” wrote DiLucchio.

As for Fair’s organizer’s, they’ve turn over Berrey’s request to their legal department. Reportedly the show will go on, as planned.




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


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


# 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


# 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  



# 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



Know When To Turn Around

Inyo County Search and Rescue and Inyo County Sheriff’s Office reminds hikers . . . Know when to turn around!

Sometimes, we have to make a hard decision on the mountain: turn around before reaching the summit. While this can seem very annoying, reaching the trailhead safely is much more important that reaching a summit.

When to turn around . . .  Set an expected time to reach the summit. Too late? At your set turn around time – get back to the parking lot before it’s dark or very late.

When members of the group get too exhausted/sick/altitude sickness/dehydration.

When there’s a storm approaching.

When it is too hot/cold/windy for some members in your group.

When members in your group get scared (no reason to feel ashamed for speaking up!)

All members of your group turn around together! Never leave your friends and mountain partners behind!

Bishop Bronco Lady Varsity Soccer Team When League Title

Bishop Bronco Lady Varsity Soccer team finished the regular season games first in High Desert League with 5 wins and 1 lost.

This season’s athletic awards were awarded to the following “Scholar Athletes,” presented to athletes who have maintained honor roll status, with a 3.5 + GPA, during season:

Congrats to Morgan Booth, Brooklyn Braaten, Kaylyn Cooper, Taylor Dailey, Zoe Dailey, Ami De la Torre, JuliAnna Jackson, Annabell Mojica,  Alexandra Morales, Jorden Pritchard, Larissa Simpson, and Emma Thornberg.

The CIF High Desert All-League Honors Exceptional Achievement Awards went to Taylor Dailey (Center Defense / Team Captain)
Most Valuable Player, Zoe Dailey (Center Defense), JuliAnna Jackson (Left Wing Forward)- 1st Team,  Kaylyn Cooper (Left Mid-fielder), Jaden Davis (Striker) – 2nd Team,  Emma Thornberg (Center Defensive Mid-fielder), Honorable Mention & the All-Academic Award.

Interested girls in playing soccer in the upcoming Lady Broncos’ Varsity Soccer season, please contact Coach Bill Dailey at 661-340-3947.

Was That L.A. Mayor Garcetti In Town?

I’m having some fun here . . . All in the quest for news . . . .

We’d love to tell you that we met with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti when he came to town recently in July.  We’d love to share the one-on-one interview we had with him talking about the issues of the Eastern Sierra and its relationship to L.A.

The Mayor met with many people – L.A. city employees, local elected leaders, staff, etc., as he traveled around, from Bishop to Mono Lake. We’d love to show the photos he took with local tribal  members and environmental leaders.

But unfortunately, we can’t.  We at KIBS/KBOV weren’t invited. Neither was the other local radio station. Neither were the local tribal or environmental leaders.

But reading the interview Garcetti gave to a local publication, he said the reason for his visit was to strengthen our community’s connection with L.A. and change direction of our combined past history. At least I think that’s what he said.

Garcetti has accepted President Biden’s appointment to become the Ambassador in India. He’ll need to be confirmed by the Congress. But L.A. media speculation says he’ll be eating Chicken Marsala by New Years.

So was this a farewell tour? Political insiders speculate it was more likely a “Remember Me” tour?  Its no secret his intensions are to return to California  at some point and run for Govenor.


Mono Lake Committee Disappointed In Lake Level

The Mono Lake Committee have announced the lake level has not risen as expected.

Its been 28 years since the California Water Resources Board’s historic decision,  ordering LADWP to allow more water flow from the Mono Lake tributaries, in essence – saving Mono Lake.

The 1994 state mandate was to rise the level of lake to a ecologically stainable 6,392 feet above sea level. As of the latest report just released by the Committee, the lake level “remains frustratingly out of reach.”  Currently the lake is  down by 11 feet from the 2014 projected level.

The biodiversity of Mono Lake has been affected by hydroclimate extremes and expanding climate changes, and later this year, may affect the island-based California Gull nesting sites. The Mono Lake Committee, LADWP, the Kucadikadi Tribe and other stakeholders continue to work on longterm solutions.