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Bishop Bronco’s Buck Kern Valley

Bishop Bronco’s defeated the visiting Kern Valley Broncs on Tuesday, April 19.

The  Broncos got things moving in the first inning when Reese Dondero homered on a 0-1 count, scoring three runs.

Jake Frigerio got the start for Bishop Broncos. The fireballer surrendered four runs on three hits over two innings, striking out two. Acie Valdivia shoved from the mound for 3 innings, giving up 2 hits and striking out one.

Caleb Gillem collected four hits in four at-bats, as Bishop Broncos defeated Kern Valley 18-6 on Tuesday. Gillem singled in the first, singled in the second, tripled in the third, and singled in the fourth.

Bishop Broncos got things moving in the first inning when Reese Dondero homered on a 0-1 count, scoring three runs.

The Bishop Broncos collected 18 hits on the day. GillemAcie ValdiviaJamisen WolfeJonathan ThomsonDondero, and Frigerio each had multiple hits for Bishop Broncos. Kennedy Batchelder led Bishop Broncos with five stolen bases, as they ran wild on the base paths with 12 stolen bases.

Here are the stats . . .

  • Jake Frigerio, 2-4, single and a triple, 2 RBIs, 2 stolen bases
  • Riley Eropkin, 1-3, single
  • Reese Dondero, 2-4, single and homeroom, 3 RBIs
  • Albert Cano, 1-1 single
  • Jonathan Thomson, 2-2, both singles
  • Acie Valdivia, 3-4, 2 singles and a double, 2 RBIs
  • Caleb Gillem, 4-4, 3 RBIs, 2 stolen bases
  • Kennedy Batchelder, 1-2, 2 RBIs, 5 stolen bases
  • Bodie Garcia, 1 RBI
  • Jamisen Wolfe, 2-2, 2 RBIs, 2 stolen bases.

Our 7 – 0  undefeated-in-league Broncos head to take on the 1 – 4  Frazier Mountain Falcons on Friday.

Listen to AM 1230 KBOV for complete game coverage with play-by-play announcer Adam Gonzalez. Live coverage starts with “Broncos Live” at 3:00 PM.

Game Photos Courtesy of Gary Young Photography

Super Bowl Rams’ Team Member from Nevada Tribe

Congratulations to a Walker River Paiute and L.A. Rams lineman, Austin Corbett, # 63, who now owns a Super Bowl ring.

Corbett, a right guard, was on the field late for the game-winning score. He was in the team’s starting lineup, helping lead his team to victory Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals, 23-20.

His prior success of being named one of the NFL’s Top 20 Linemen, and his team’s Super Bowl win, was celebrated online by many in Indian Country.

A former member of the Wolf Pack at the University of Nevada – Reno, Corbett, joined the UNR team as a walk-on.  The Cleveland Browns selected him in the Second Round of the 2017 Draft and signed him to a  four-year $10 million deal.

In October 2019, the Browns traded him to the Rams. With the season finale Super Bowl win, Corbett is now a free agent.

The Walker River Paiute Tribe is located just north of Walker Lake in the Hawthorne area, in Schurz, NV., and is home to 900 members.

Two Bishop Bronco’s Sign Letters of Intent

Colt Matteson and Kennedy Batchelder signed their National Letter of Intent yesterday (Feb. 2)  on National College Signing Day. Both Bronco Linebackers have accepted scholarships to play football next year.

Colt Matteson (L) will play at Eastern Oregon University. He will study Nursing.

Kennedy Batchelder (R) will play at McPherson College in Kansas. He will automotive engineering.

Bronco Linebacker coach, Chris Matteson says “ I am extremely proud of both of these boys and look forward to watching their success at the next level”.

Bronco Wrestling Brings Home 5th Place From Big Tourney

Last Saturday, the Bishop Bronco Wrestling Team competed in a tournament at Arroyo High School in El Monte, where they came home with a team trophy for 5th place.

The wrestlers competing were senior Renee Ashworth and juniors Will Hennarty, Carson Schmidt, John Drew and Zayn Crockett.

Three Bronco wrestlers finished in first place in their weight class: Carson Schmidt at 132 pounds, Will Hennarty at 145 pounds, and Zayn Crockett at 195 pounds

John Drew at 126 pounds made it to the finals where he earned a second-place medal.

Head Coach Kodsart Denaro said, “I was very pleased with how well everyone on the team wrestled. The level of competition was perfect.”

Assistant Coach Mark Hodges said, “This is the first team trophy that the Broncos have brought home in many years. To finish in 5th place out of 18 teams with only five wrestlers is impressive! Their hard work in the wrestling room is paying off.”

(Photo Courtesy of Bishop Bronco Westling)

Mammoth High Grad Makes U.S. Olympic Team

Mammoth High grad Carly Margulies has made the U.S. Winter Olympic Team in Freeski Halfpipe.

Margulies is ranked 4th in U.S. Women’s Halfpipe, and 11th in the world.

However, the U.S. ski team does not receive any government funding to support their trip. funding Now attending school at Westminster College, she’s trying to raise funds on GoFundMe for her team to attend the 2022 Olympic, which starts in 10 days. Her team relies solely on donations.

“I ain’t giving up because I have had 6 knee surgeries. That only motivates me more to come back and prove all the doubters wrong,” she recently posted on Facebook.

Mammoth Schools Back in Session

With declining COVID numbers, Dr. Caryn Slack, Mono County’s Health Officer, rescinded her Mammoth Unified School District school closure order on Thursday, January 20.

Students are back to in-class instruction as of today (1-24). The 3-week long order affected all six MUSD campuses, high, middle, elementary schools, along with Sierra High, Husky Club, and the preschool on campus of the elementary school.

The back-in-class condition means the scheduled matchup between the Mammoth Huskies and rivals BIshp Broncos Basketball will go on. Game time in Bishop is 7:30 p.m. for varsity boys. AM 1230 KBOV will cover the game live with Play-by -paly announcer Adam Gonzalez., with Live Stream on kibskbov.com.

Bishop Bronco Ski Team Off To A Shredding Start

The Bishop Bronco High School Ski Team competed last week in a series of races against the Mammoth Huskies and the Rim of the World Fighting Scot’s (Lake Arrowhead. )

Bishop’s Coach Bill Egan was incredibly proud of how the students performed. For several team members, this was the first time racing and they all did very well.

In the first Giant Slalom race, junior Wyatt Schober (main photo) placed second and senior Jack McKinzey placed third.

All of the Bishop men placed in the top 11 in a field of 24.  Senior Marion Beadle was the only woman able to compete for BUHS and had an excellent outing.

Marion Beadle

BUHS Women’s Results

Place

Name

Time

9

Marion Beadle

1:26.76

BUHS Men’s Results

2

Wyatt Schober

1:19.98

3

Jack McKinzey

1:20.17

4

Cashus Puhvel

1:22.71

8

Jacob Gilbert

1:30.33

9

Maximo Elia

1:32.70

10

Tyler Gilbert

1:33.25

11

Finn Zeugswetter

1:50.59

The next races are scheduled for February 10th and 11th at Mammoth Mountain. The California High School Ski and Snowboard State Championships will be held at Mammoth Mountain March 6 -11.

(Photos Courtesy of BUHS)

Dodgers’ 40-Man Roster Predictions

With the New Year and a fair amount of change already having taken place, it’s a good time to take a look at where the Dodgers 40-man roster stands as of early January. – Remembering pitchers and catchers show up for Arizona spring training in just seven weeks. 

First, let’s look at who’s missing from last year’s team.

Gone

  • Scott Alexander (DFA)
  • Andy Burns (Outrighted)
  • Danny Duffy (Free agent)
  • Joe Kelly (Free agent)
  • Kenley Jansen (Free agent)
  • Clayton Kershaw (Free agent)
  • Corey Knebel (Signed 1 year deal with PHI)
  • Sheldon Neuse (DFA)
  • Jimmy Nelson (Free agent)
  • Billy McKinney (Traded)
  • Albert Pujols (Free agent)
  • Zach Reks (Traded)
  • Max Scherzer (Signed 3-year deal with NYM)
  • Corey Seager (Signed 10-year deal with TEX)
  • Jimmy Sherfy (Outrighted)
  • Steven Souza (Free agent)

Additions This Winter

  • Andrew Heaney (1-year deal)
  • Daniel Hudson (1-year deal)
  • Jorbit Vivas (Rule 5 protection)
  • James Outman (Rule 5 protection)
  • Eddys Leonard (Rule 5 protection)
  • Jacob Amaya (Rule 5 protection)
  • Michael Grove (Rule 5 protection)

40-Man Roster As It Stands Now

Pitchers
  • Trevor Bauer
  • Phil Bickford
  • Justin Bruihl
  • Walker Buehler
  • Garrett Cleavinger
  • Caleb Ferguson
  • Tony Gonsolin
  • Victor Gonzalez
  • Brusdar Graterol
  • Michael Grove
  • Andrew Heaney
  • Daniel Hudson
  • Andre Jackson
  • Tommy Kahnle
  • Dustin May
  • Darien Nunez
  • Evan Phillips
  • David Price
  • Blake Treinen
  • Julio Urias
  • Alex Vesia
  • Mitch White

Catchers

  • Austin Barnes
  • Will Smith

Infielders

  • Jacob Amaya
  • Matt Beaty
  • Eddys Leonard
  • Gavin Lux
  • Max Muncy
  • Edwin Rios
  • Trea Turner
  • Justin Turner
  • Jorbit Vivas

Outfielders

Will this be the final roster by opening day? Absolutely not. With the MLB lockout in place, transactions are, of course, frozen. Once teams can get back to work, it’s easy to assume the Dodgers try to add a starting pitcher or two before or into spring training.

This very much changes depending on how the league and the team handle Trevor Bauer’s legal situation. He currently remains under investigation for allegations of sexual assault.

Projected Lineup

  1. Mookie Betts (RF)
  2. Max Muncy (1B)
  3. Trea Turner (SS)
  4. Will Smith (C)
  5. Justin Turner (3B)
  6. Cody Bellinger (CF)
  7. AJ Pollock (DH)
  8. Chris Taylor (LF)
  9. Gavin Lux (2B)

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Lone Pine Lady Eagles Electrify at Boron Tournament

The Lone Pine High School Lady Eagles took 2nd Place in the recent Boron Tournament.

The lady basketball team topped the California City Ravens 55 – 17, outshot the Edwards AFB’s Desert High Golden Eagles 52 – 26, banged the boards with Yermo’s Silver Valley High 54 – 17. Their only loss in the tourney was to the Boron Bobcats, who dunked the Eagles 46-28.

School principal and coach Nancy Hernandez is proud of the Lady Eagles Team.

(Photo Courtesy of Lone Pine High School)

Bronco Basketball Cancels Annual Christmas Classic

Stacy Van Nest, Athletic Director for Bishop Union High School Sports has announced the cancellation of the school’s hosting of the Annual Christmas Classic. She stated there were not enough teams willing to travel over the holidays to attend.

A replacement game has been added for the boy’s teams on Tuesday, December 28, vs. the Mineral County Serpents out of Hawthorne.

KBOV’s live play-by-play of Bronco Varsity Boys Basketball games will start with the first league game on January 4 @ Rosamond. AM 1230 KBOV’s Adam Gonzalez will broadcast all home and away games.

Congrats to Bronco Cross Country Team – Go On To State

Congratulations to Bronco sophomore Ashley Fitt for placing third out of 113 runners in the CIF Central Section Cross Country Championships Divisional IV race.
Ashley ran a Personal Record time of 20:01 over the 5000 Meter course.  Ashley’s third-place finish qualifies her to compete at the CIF State Championships on Saturday, November 27.
Congratulations to Diego Honda for his fifth-place finish out of 166 runners in the Division IV race in a Personal Record time of 16:44 over the 5000-meter course. Diego’s finish also qualifies him to run at the CIF State Championships.
The Boys team placed third in the Division IV race out of 22 teams. Kyle Schaniel placed 14 in a Personal Record time of 17:22,
Ezra Spoonhunter placed 27 in a Personal Record time of 18:05.
Alexander Adkins placed 31 in a time of 18:11,
Denzel Gomez placed 42 in a time of 19:05
Steven Veenker placed 67 in a PR time of 19:30.
The meet was held on Thursday, November 18 at Woodward Park in Fresno.
Coach Michael thanks the school and the community for support of  Bishop Union Cross-Country and all High School sports.
Photo: Courtesy of Brandon Fitt. Pictured Ashley Fitt (l) and Diego Honda (r)

BUSD Covid Policy Will Help Student-Athletes Play

This week, the BUSD School Board voted unanimously to adopt a “Test to Play” policy, allowing students and staff who have been identified as close contacts due to a school-based COVID exposure to continue to participate in extracurricular activities given that they are:
– Asymptomatic, and
– Testing [negative] twice-weekly during modified quarantine per CDPH guidelines or have proof of vaccination.
This policy will go into effect immediately in order to support students to stay engaged, connected, and playing alongside their teammates and peers.

Recently, we have experienced a decline in Covid infection active cases, (down 75% in last four weeks) compared to the spike in cases during the month of October.  Hopefully this trend continues and helps to alleviate the challenges that have been put upon schools to operate safely and smoothly.

Thank you to the students, staff, and our community as a whole for doing what it takes to make this possible; we know it hasn’t been easy.  We will continue to make decisions that support all students to be in class, learning and growing together.