Sports

Bishop Co-Ed Adult Soccer Leagues Forming

The City of Bishop will be hosting their 2021 co-ed adult soccer league. This year’s registration will be a little different than the past.

Everyone who is intending to play must register on the City of Bishop website by August 29th. The teams will be generated from the list of registered players. Players may request a buddy preference during the registration process.

For addition information please go to the City of Bishop Sportsites registration page, or call Waylon Cleland, 760-873-5863.

Bishop Little League All Stars Take Title

Bishop Juniors All-Stars took the title of “champs” of the District 51 Little League play-off tournament, held in Bishop over the last week.

The final winning game was held on Wednesday (7-14-21) at the Bishop City Park field #4, defeating the California City All Stars –  12 to 7. 

The Bishop Team heads to Santa Anita on Saturday (7-17-21) to play in the Section 2 Junior Little League All Stars Tourney.

The All-Star team manager is Matt Kemp, All-Star Coaches are Richard Dondero and Josh Nicholson.

Team members are; Joseph Bacoch, Travis Cano, Jesiah Dondero, Elliot Douda, Blake Fimbres, Aiden Frechette, Will Kemp, Rueben Nicholson, Sage Otto-Conners, Elijah Reynolds, Carlos Sualez, Richie Talavera, Mike Trejo
Congrats Boys!
Photo Courtesy of League President Jamery Ray   

Racing Resumes at Tonopah Speedway

This past Saturday night the Tonopah Speedway was rocking and rolling. The Hot Dogs were fresh, the beer was cold, and the racing was AWESOME! After 4 hours here’s how it all breaks down.

Patriotism prevails during opening ceremonies.

The #48 car “The Tonopah Hornet, Steve Stringer, out lasted Pahrump’s finest, Jay Ward, as these top two gave us a face for the ages. Jay Ward had the lead for most of the race holding off Stringer and every turn until the final few laps The Tonopah Hornet took the inside to take the lead and never looked back. Jordan Shelton in the #69 hobby finished 3rd and Goldfield’s favorite son, Matt Gillum, rounding out the top 4

The Mini Stock main event was not without controversy. In the final two laps, two of top four cars were black flagged for jumping the red on a restart. The winner of Mini Stock main event was car #52 Brandon “Fireball” Jones, who fought off “Bobaloo” Robert Otteson in his #7 mini stock.

KIBS sponsored “The Tonopah Bad Boy” Duffy Otteson, would hop in his brother Sterlynn Otteson’s #23 Pro Super Stock and take the checkered flag out lasting the Beall Boys, Keith and Tomas, James Thibodeaux, in his #2JT A Modified would take his second checkered flag of the season.

  • Adam Gonzalez reporting for KIBS (Photos courtesy of Serena Christina Otteson)

 

 

 

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.

Bronco Baseball’s “Ace” Heading to UCLA

After a 7-4 win over the Mammoth Huskies on May 17, at the closing ceremony of league-play for the COVID-shortened season of the Bishop Broncos, 1st baseman, Ace Selters, made a special announcement.

Ace announced, to the cheers of fans, that he’s heading to UCLA  after graduation. Although he’s not part of the school’s baseball program . . .  yet . . .  Ace hopes to get a walk-on try-out once he settles in as a Bruin.

AM1230 KBOV’s play-by-play announcer, Rock Baker,  noted “Ace” is a great name for a baseball player.  Congratulations Ace.

The school, and fans, were just as proud of two other seniors. Pitcher Landon Kruse will be a Warrior at Indiana Tech. Catcher Breaden Gillem will become a Titan at Ivy Tech in Fort Wayne, IN. Both boys will be playing in their school’s baseball program.

A great group of senior athletes! Bishop Proud!

The Broncos have two more non-league games remaining – Thursday, May 20 @ the Rosamond Roadrunners, and Tuesday, June 1 vs. the Boron Bobcats. The June 1 game will be broadcast live on AM 1230 KBOV. Game time 3:15 p.m.

(Photo Courtesy of Gary Young Photography)

 

 

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.

Lone Pine Lady Eagles Softball Pushing Forward

Lady Eagles dropped two games last week, winning one in a three-game series.

On Tuesday, May 11, Eagles beat Immanuel Christian 18-4. However May 13th’s game against Rosamond didn’t find victory against the Roadrunners – Losing 14-9.  On May14, the Eagles dropped a game to Desert.  The final score was 10-0 in 5 innings.

Desert’s pitcher had a great game and she threw 5 scoreless innings. The Lady Eagles did manage to get two hits. Brisa Gutierrez had a nice opposite field single but was left on base. Overall, the game was all Desert.

The Lone Pine High School Lady Eagles are going to try to bounce back this week. They have three games in three days –  Wednesday is against Coleville, in Bishop. Thursday is a home game against Trona. Friday the Lady Eagles are traveling to Ridgecrest to play Immanuel Christian.
(Photo by Coach Kinberg. Ed. Note: Heal well my friend.  No more skateboarding.)

KIBS’ New Eastern Sierra Fishing Report

KIBS and our fishing friends at Berkley Fishing host a fresh fishing report on Friday’s and Saturday’s, from around the Eastern Sierra.

Listen in for up-to date fishing reports and tips from the experts at Ernie Tackle & Ski Shop in June Lake, Rick’s Sport Center in Mammoth Lakes, and Convict Lake Resort.

Our News Director, Ken Harrison, an avid angler, also updates Eastern Sierra fishing during his Monday – Friday 7am, 12noon, and 5pm hour-long newscasts, reporting on the tournaments, stocking schedules, and keeping an eye out for reports of biggin’s landed, although not usually on his rod.

(Photo Courtesy of Silver Lake Resort, proving that post Opening Day fishing continues strong, with Debbie Bish landing her 2# 8oz. on Mice Tails, and Hubby Daryl topping with a 4# 8oz. caught on Berkley Pinch Crawlers.)

 

Bronco Dad Shares Challenges and Successes of QB1 Son Clay Omohundro

KBOV AM1230 carried the Friday Night Lights game live from Orosi High School, with commentators Ken Harrison & Sonya Hernandez, and play-by-play announcer Adam Gonzalez.

KBOV’s Sonya Hernandez interviews Coach Palu and OB1 Clay Omohundro after the 47-21 victory

Adam Gonzalez had the pleasure of talking to Steve Omohundro before his son Clay Omohundro took the field for the final time – a proud father and Bronco Baseball Coach:

“All of our family is proud of Clay and has always enjoyed watching him perform on the field and the court. This Senior year has been tough, but so is Clay. A lot of times we cannot control what happens, we can only control how we react. Clay is a true example of this.”

“As some people may or may not know, when Clay was 6 years old playing football for BYFL (Bishop youth football league) he came down ill and was diagnosed with type 1 juvenile diabetes. In the moment, the world stopped for our family. We were forced to regroup and refocus on how we would move forward with his condition. We were able to rely on the Native American culture and the ceremonies that we were able to be a part of. These prayers brought great strength and understanding to Clay and our family.”

“This strength and courage still walks with him to this day, we are forever thankful for that. Clay is a true leader and loves getting his teammates involved in whatever sport he plays.”

“Our family is thankful for the coach’s efforts in making sure these boys have had the opportunity to be on the field practicing all year. My proudest moment is hearing all the great things his coach’s say about his work ethic. There is no doubt in my mind that Clay will continue on and strive to make those around him better people. We love him and are thankful for everyday that we get to watch him play”

  • Adam Gonzalez thanks Mr. Steve Omohundro for taking time out of his busy schedule.
  • Sport Director Ken Harrison adds, ” Thank you to the Orosi High staff, coaches, and fans for making us feel so welcomed. Broadcasting the game from your incredible field and radio brought us a return to a sense of normalcy.”

    Ken Harrison & Adam Gonzalez