Sports

Lone Pine Eagles Drop Only Game This Season to Trona Tornado’s

Lone Pine had their one and only football game on Friday, April 16th in a COVID-shortened season. Both Lone Pine and Trona suited up 10 players for the Friday Night Lights contest.
Lone Pine would lead at halftime by a score of 28 – 24, but eventualy ultimately fall by a final score of 42 – 72.
Coach Bryan Ashley said he was so proud of this team and the effort that they showed on Friday night! “They never quit even at times when playing with 6-7 players in the second half. This Team has been together since October and has battled through constant adversity throughout the season, their commitment to the Team has been extraordinary!”
“Battling through setbacks on a weekly if not daily basis (with scheduling & guidelines) all the way to the end. It was very gratifying to see The Eagles get their wish and play a good opponent on a Friday night under the lights!,” he reported.
Coach Ashley wanted to thank the staff at Lone Pine High School and the community for their outgoing support of the Football program this season, as well as the dedicated staff that I work with; Coach Dean Chavez Jr., Coach Shawn Andreas, and Trainer Dave Daughtry Jr.
“The Seniors leaving the team this year will be missed and I wanted to thank them for their commitment to the Football program,” said Coach Ashley.
Seniors Neftali Ruiz, Shivam Bhakta, Almir Perez and Matt Button got in a one and only final game – all outstanding student athletes.

Pre-Opener Crowley Lake Boat Inspections

LADWP is hosting required Quaggle Mussel boat inspections for Crowley Lake prior to Merry Fishmas Opening Day.

Wednesday, April 21 – 6:45am – 7:00pm – Bishop Vons

Wednesday, April 21 – 9am – 4pm – Crowley Lake Fish Camp

Thursday, April 22 – 6:45am – 7:00pm – Bishop Vons

Thursday, April 22 – 9am – 4pm – Crowley Lake Fish Camp

Friday, April 23 – 6:45am – 10pm – Bishop Vons

Friday, April 23 – 6:45am – Dark – Crowley Lake Fish Camp

Saturday, April 24 – Opening Day – 4am – 8pm – Crowley Lake Fish Camp

For further information: 760-972-1104

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Bishop Bronco Football is Back!

Friday Night Lights are back for the Bishop Union High School Bronco’s.

Friday, April 30, the team will travel to Orosi High School in Tulare County to face the Panthers. It will be a rematch of the 2019 CIF Division 6 title game.

The 6:00 p.m. game will be heard live on AM 1230 KBOV, with play-by-play announcer Adam Gonzalez, joined for the half-time show and the game wrap up with KIBS/KBOV’s Sport Director Ken Harrison.

Bronco Coach Arnie Palu stated he is trying to line up other opportunities for the Bronco’s to play under the quickly-changing COVID conditions on April 16 and 23.

Tonopah Muckers Football @ Alamo Panthers FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS!

In a COVID-shortened season, the Tonopah High School Muckers go up against the Alamo, NV Panthers in the final game of the season.

The young Muckers team go into the final game with an 0-3 record.

The game will be heard live  in Tonopah & Goldfield, NV on KIBS 101.7, or live stream on kibskbov.com.

Join all the action with our play-by-play announcer, KIBS’s Adam Gonzalez.

Lady Muckers Continue Great V-Ball Season

In their final home game of this wild regular season Head Volleyball Coach Dakota Day Otteson and her Tonopah Lady Muckers hosted Liberty Baptist Academy.  Otteson coached side-by-side with her passionate Assistant Coach Amber Carter.
Coach Otteson’s Lady Muckers would cruise to a straight set victory 25-15, 25-12, 25-14. The Tonopah Lady Muckers appear to be playing their best Volleyball of the season, headed into the homestretch.

The Lady Muckers travel to Ely, NV this Saturday to do battle at White Pine High School.

Adam Gonzalez, Tonopah Correspondent

Tonopah Muckers High School Football vs. Mineral County Serpents – LIVE

In Western Nevada’s big shoot out in high school rivalry football, the Tonopah Muckers go up against the Mineral County High School Serpents from Hawthorne.

Game time 2:00 p.m. this Friday, March 19.  KIBS will be broadcasting the game LIVE on FM 101.7 in Tonopah, and FM 102.3 in Hawthorne. Both teams are evenly matched at 0 – 1, with their huge first game losses in a COVISD-shortened season.

KIBS’ Adam Gonzalez will offer the exciting play-by-play action, and Ken Harrison joins in for the half-time recap.

CIF Postpones All Sports Until Winter

Release from CIF:

SACRAMENTO, CALIF. – The California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) has determined, in collaboration with our 10 Sections, that education-based athletics for the 2020-2021 school year will begin with a modified season of sport schedule (see below for 2020-21 sports calendar). Our calendar reflects the season for each CIF sport and the last date for Section Championships and Regional/State Championships in those sports where a Regional/State Championship is currently offered. Following this announcement, each CIF Section Office will release their own calendar to reflect regular season starting and ending dates and Section playoffs. It is anticipated that most Section start dates will commence in December 2020 or January 2021.

We are continuously monitoring the directives and guidelines released from the Governor’s Office, the California Department of Education, the California Department of Public Health, and local county health departments and agencies as these directives and guidelines are followed by our member schools/school districts with student health and safety at the forefront. As these guidelines change, CIF Sections may allow for athletic activity to potentially resume under the summer period rules of the local Section. Also, given this calendar change, the CIF has temporarily suspended Bylaws 600-605 (Outside Competition) in all sports for the 2020-21 school year (see below for more specific information related to these changes).

Bishop Knock Off Local Rivals in Inyo County Showdown

The Bishop Broncos took care of business against the Lone Pine Golden Eagles Tuesday afternoon, beating their local rivals 11-0 in five innings.

Just like so many times last year, the first inning for Bishop was fantastic. Steve Omohundro’s team scored eight runs. Lone Pine Pitcher, Kris Nelson started the inning out walking a few batters. The senior was missing his pitches high early in the inning. Bishop quickly took advantage of the walks, driving in multiple runs.

Nelson didn’t receive much help from his defense in the bottom of the first. In total, Lone Pine committed five errors on plays that should have been routine in just one inning. The Eagle outfielders were having trouble fielding fly balls, which would have gotten Mike Button’s team out of trouble before it was too late.

Ace Selters, who started the game for Bishop on the mound, pitched just two innings. It was quite apparent that Selters is poised to have a breakout year in his Junior campaign. The pitcher struck out five batters in two innings of work.

Billy Mckinze took over pitching duties in the third inning, and had quite an impressive showcase. The lefty threw for two innings, giving up just two hits, and striking out three batters.

Going in to the bottom of the fourth inning, Bishop were up 9-0 against the Eagles. Manager, Steve Omohundro put in some of the reserves to give them some game experience. One of the standout hitters was Andrew Steedle, who did not register any hits going in to Tuesday’s game. Steedle saw a pitch from Nelson and ripped it into left field, driving in two runs, and giving Bishop an 11-0 lead.

 

Jake Frigerio closed out the game for Bishop, and struck out one batter in the fifth inning to ensure the game did not go the distance.

From a batting perspective, one thing is very clear: Braeden Gillem is now a power hitter. Last year, Gillem got on base mostly through ways of finesse. He did a nice job of getting walked or putting the ball into gaps between the infielders last season. However, if Tuesday’s game is anything to judge Gillem’s season on, he will have a good chance to hit a few balls out of the park. During two of his at bats, the Junior drove the ball deep into the outfield.

Bishop get High Desert League play started next week against a tough Rosamond opponent, who are considered to be one of the favorites to win the league.

Broncos Survive Scare to Advance to Second Round

The Bishop Broncos advanced to the second round of the CIF Central Section Division 5 Playoffs last night. Robert Chavez’s team beat the Mojave Mustangs 65-56 in a game that got a little too close for comfort for Bishop.

Mojave jumped out to an early lead, doing a nice job of stuffing the ball inside and scoring off of fast breaks. One player who really stood out for Mojave during the first eight minutes was Senior, Rae’Kwon Alvez, who seemed like he couldn’t be stopped when he had the ball in the paint.

The Mustangs played well for most of the first half, but Bishop assumed control of the game at the midway point in the second quarter. One standout player Tuesday night was Luke McClean, who played lock down defense. The senior had five steals on the night to go along with a couple of blocks.

McClean set up quite a few of his teammates with his excellent vision as well. One such play came off of an inbound pass where McClean dished it to a wide open Tristan Valle, who scored the easy bucket.

When the third quarter came, Bishop began to pile it on, extending their lead to as much as fourteen points.

After a good third period, Bishop began to step off the gas a little bit. That large lead got cut down all the way to just two points. Luckily for the Broncos, Mojave could not take the lead due to a plethora of mistakes. One example of a miscue was when Mustang guard, Tyree Bullard took the ball to the right side of mid-court and inexplicably tried to thread a pass in between two Bronco defenders inside the paint. If Bullard had been able to pull off the pass, Steve Nash would have been envious.

Mojave would turn the ball over a few more times with the game on the line. They also had a poor shot selection down the stretch. Instead of getting the ball inside and taking advantage of their height, the Mustangs settled for low percentage looks.

Credit must be given to Bishop though. The team’s stifling defense and breakneck tempo proved to be the Mustang’s downfall.

Two other players who performed particularly well include Kenyan Piper and Jaydan Brathwaite.

Piper was the best shooter on the floor, and he was able to finish at the cup when opportunities came about.

As for Braithwaite, he probably would have won a game of HORSE against anyone Tuesday evening. One crazy shot happened in the second half, when Braithwaite got the ball from the elbow, and without even looking at the basket beforehand, let off a turnaround jumper that swished through the net.

Bishop will match up against the #2 overall seed, Fresno Christian in the playoffs tomorrow night at 7 pm away from home.

Bishop Lose Pivotal Game Against Kern Valley

Last night was a heart breaker. In a must win game against Bishop’s bitter rival, Kern Valley, Robert Chavez’s team came up short.

When play began, Bishop got off to a torrid start. The Broncos quickly scored eight points, forcing Kern Valley Head Coach, Brian Christianson to burn a timeout.

The timeout didn’t help too much, as the Broncos added to their lead until it reached double-digits.

Throughout the first quarter and midway into the second, Bishop dominated the game. Both Kenyan Piper and Clay Omohundro were hot from deep, combining for four three pointers in the first half.

However, the fun didn’t last long for Bishop. Coach Christianson’s team rallied back to cut the deficit.

With about four minutes to go in the second quarter, Kern Valley trailed by eleven. A combination of Shelton Alley, Davin Lee, and Kaden Preston fought back to tie the ball game up right before halftime.

Bishop went into the third quarter and held onto the lead for a couple of minutes. The game turned into a back and fourth affair until the start of the fourth quarter.

Kern Valley blew the game open in the final portion of the game. Three pointers rained down on the Broncos defense, and the team was unable to cope with the onslaught. Kaden Preston, Shelton Alley, and Ryan Walker were sinking nearly every shot the three of them put up.

The final score finished 77-62. Bishop will finish fourth place in the High Desert League.

Clay Omohundro received player of the game honors for his excellent shooting. The Junior has really made strides this past month of the season, especially when it comes to creating his own shot.

Jaydan Braithwaite also had a good game against Kern Valley. The senior knocked down two three point shots, and swished a couple of mid-range jumpers as well.

Bishop Snap Losing Streak Against Boron

The Bishop Broncos blew out the Boron Bobcats for the second time this season Friday evening. The first meeting was a forty-one point route for Bishop. The final score of the game played a month ago was 69-28. Robert Chavez’s team put up 69 points in the second game as well. However, the final score in this game was a little bit closer with the match up ending 69-42.

Both teams played evenly throughout most of the first half. However, Bishop led the entire time, doing a nice job of sharing the ball and knocking down open looks.

Bishop’s standout player in the first quarter was Junior, Clay Omohundro, who drained back to back three pointers toward the start of the game. He scored eight points inside the first three minutes of the game.

The first half ended with Bishop holding on to a small lead. When the second half began, Bishop came out guns blazing. The Bronco’s lead quickly ballooned to a double-digit advantage early in the third quarter.

The star of the second half was undoubtedly Sophomore, Kenyan Piper, who was scoring at will inside the paint. There were many instances where Piper would receive the ball at the top of the arc and explode into the paint past the Boron rim protectors.

Bishop snapped a three-game losing streak with their victory against Boron. Up next for the Broncos, a pivotal match up against Kern Valley, who are one spot ahead of Bishop for third place in the High Desert League. If Bishop want any chance of hosting a home playoff game, they have to win tomorrow night.

Bishop Fall to California City, But it Wasn’t Because They Lacked Effort

Bishop dropped their third straight game against California City last night. The final score was 67-64.

Moral victories aren’t something the Broncos basketball team wants to hear about, but that’s exactly what this game was.

The past two games, the Broncos looked lackadaisical at times, however, that was not the case Tuesday evening. Robert Chavez’s team worked hard on both ends of the floor and could have easily won the game.

Luke McClean did a nice job in all facets of the game, demonstrating magical footwork inside the paint, stout defense, and excellent rebounding. McClean took home player of the game honors thanks to his performance.

Another player who stood out was Tristan Valle. The big fella has struggled the past few games. He had a lot of trouble scoring easy baskets against Desert and Rosamond, but yesterday was a different story. Valle was able to move off of the ball well in order to score easy points. The senior also demonstrated a magnificent ability to find open players beneath the basket. At times Valle demonstrated his inner Nikola Jokic. One such play that was reminiscent of Jokic came in the second quarter when he had the ball on the short left corner and rifled a ball inside to a streaking Johnny Torres, who cashed in on the easy bucket.

The game was back and fourth. When California City would go on a run and take the lead, Bishop would do the same just minutes later. Cal City would take the lead heading into half time. However, Bishop stormed right back at the beginning of the third quarter and held onto the lead for the entire third quarter. Bishop lost the lead in the fourth quarter with about 5 minutes to go. After that, the lead shifted back and fourth for the rest of the game.

With about a minute and a half left, Jaydan Braithwaite was fouled. The senior had a chance to tie the ball game. Unfortunately, he missed the first free throw attempt, but would sink the second. Bishop trailed by one point. With the Broncos down 62-63, Kelvin Bowen received the ball from the top of the arc. Bowen pump faked, and stepped into an elbow jumper to add two points to the Raven’s lead.

With thirty seconds left, Bishop threw the ball down court to Clay Omohundro, who found Jaydan Braithwaite beneath the basket to pull the Broncos within one.

Cal City’s best player, Kelvin Bowen had the ball in his hands with a chance to wrap up the game. From the right front court, Bowen called for an isolation with Omohundro guarding. The Raven’s star man crossed up Omohundro, drove inside and ended the Bronco’s hopes of pulling off the upset.

The final score was 67-64. Bishop now fall to 5-4 in High Desert League play. The team will look to bounce back against Boron this Friday.