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Bishop Broncos Volleyball Banquet Recap

The BUHS Volleyball team wrapped up their 2018 Season with a celebratory banquet.

Many Broncos were recognized for their successes as stellar student-athletes throughout a great 2018 season.

-20 of the 24 players were recognized as Scholar Athletes, maintaining a 3.5 or higher GPA throughout the entire season!

-BUHS AWARD RECIPIENTS were as follows: (listed JV/Varsity):

The Bronco Award:  Averly Haye/Sydney Frigerio

The Golden Horseshoe Award:  Dakota Reynolds/Danica Thornburg

Coaches Award:  Clara Place/ Sophia Gutierrez and Sadie Dishion

Offensive MVP:  Lillian Russell/Sydney Frigerio

Defensive MVP:  Maddy Morrison/Cassidy Mann


Honorable Mention:  Hana Hogan

Second Team:  Haven del Giudice

Second Team:  Cassidy Mann

First Team:  Danica Thornburg

All League All Academic:  Sydney Frigerio

All League MVP:  Sydney Frigerio

The Bronco Volleyball program has had three All League MVPs in the last 7 years,  and is proud to have yet another one join this exceptional group! Thank you for everyone’s support!


Volleyball Camp

Bishop Union hosting Volleyball Camp

May 3, 2016
Submitted by Linda Frigerio

ALL SKILLS VOLLEYBALL CAMP:  All girls in the Owens Valley interested in learning volleyball skills or current volleyball players, the 5th annual  All Skills Volleyball Camp hosted by Club Texas Volleyball and Bishop Bronco volleyball is next week Monday through Friday, 5/9-5/13.
Beginner camp, recommended for grades 4-8 will be held from 3:30-5:30 pm  and Advanced Camp, recommended for grades 9-12 will be held from 5:30-8:00pm and all sessions will be at the BUHS West Gym.
You can come to every camp day or just a few, whenever you are available.  Please pick up the form to be completed from Coach Frigerio at BUHS or call (760) 937-3741 for more information. Sign up soon before the camp fills up!  Hope to see you there!
cover photo by Gary Young

BUHS Volleyball Fundraiser

Bishop Union High School Volleyball Fundraiser

March 28, 2016

Bishop Union High School Volleyball is holding their 5th annual Wine Tasting Fundraiser.  Proceeds benefit the Bishop Union High School Volleyball team.  The Wine Tasting will be held on Friday, April 8th from 6pm to 8pm at the Tri-County Fairgrounds Tallman Pavilion.  For more information or to purchase tickets please call the main office at BUHS 760-873-4275 or coach Linda Frigerio, 760-937-3741.

cover photo by Gary Young

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Bishop Unions Kiara Cox Heading to Australia

Kiara Cox Selected to Down Under Tournament Team

by Arnie Palu

Bishop Union High School Junior Kiara Cox has been selected to play this summer in the Down Under Sports Tournament.  Cox, a Junior at Bishop Union High School, will be participating in the international event on the Pacific Conference Volleyball Team.  Cox follows a path blazed by her former Bronco teammate Maria Jimenez.  Maria made the Down Under team this past summer and encouraged Cox to make the journey this summer.

Cox notes that she is looking for sponsors to make donations toward the cost of competing down under.  You can make a contribution online at

To hear Kiara talk about the opportunity to play Down Under listen to her interview from this past Saturday’s sports show.  Kiara’s portion of the program begins approximately 9 minutes into the show.

Cover Photo by Gary Young.

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Bishop Union Volleyball Awards

Broncos Volleyball Awards Banquet

submitted by Coach Steve Park

The Broncos volleyball team and families met on Monday, December 7th to celebrate a successful season. While both the varsity and JV teams were young, varsity finished 2nd in league and were extremely competitive in the first round of CIF Playoffs. JV finished with a 5-3 record and showed great potential for future varsity teams.

The following varsity players received High Desert League (HDL) honors.
Of the 7 players selected for first team in the league, an impressive three were Broncos.
First Team All League: Maria Jimenez, Rachel Turner, and Kiara Cox
Second Team All League: Sydney Frigerio
Honorable Mention All League: Carly Todd
Academic All League: Maria Jimenez

L to R, Rachel Turner, Carly Todd, Maria Jimenez, Sydney Frigerio, Kiara Cox. Photo by Dana Todd

Many of the Broncos also won local honors. Keeping with CIF philosophy that high schools train scholar athletes, almost half of the Broncos’ squad received awards for GPA’s of 3.5 or higher. Varsity players receiving this award were Kiara Cox, Sydney Frigerio, Maria Jimenez, Little Eva Lent, Rebeka Riesen, Romina Solorio, Carly Todd, and Rachel Turner. From the JV team, Jenna Andersen, Sofia Baiano, Liza Joya, Samantha Marcinko, and Danica Thornburg earned this award.

Varsity team awards included:
Rachel Turner, MVP offense
Maria Jimenez, MVP defense
Romina Solorio, Coach’s award
Rachel Turner, Golden Horseshoe award
Haley Hersley, Bronco Award

JV team awards included:
Sofia Baiano, MVP offense
Morningstar Lent, MVP defense
Cassidy Moffett and Danica Thornburg, Coach’s award
Liza Joya, Bronco award
Jade Whiteside, Horseshoe award

cover photo by Steve Dutcher

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Tough Tuesday for Area Volleyball

3 of 4 local teams fall in Tuesday’s Opening round

by Arnie Palu

Bishop Union, Mammoth, Lone Pine, and Big Pine volleyball all opened play Tuesday in their respective playoff brackets, only Mammoth survives to play in round two.  All three losing teams hit the road Tuesday while Mammoth used their home court advantage advancing to Thursdays second round.

Mammoth Huskies

Coach John Morris reports that the Huskies defeated St. Bernard 25-6, 25-9, 25-19 and advance to the 2nd round of the CIF Southern Section 4A tournament on Thursday.   Mammoth is awaiting the winner of Katella and Ramona Convent.

Indivdiual Statistics:
Callie Mowat 2 aces, 4 blocks, 13 kills.
Taylor Sanders 8 kills.
Kira Shultz 2 aces, 3 kills.
McKenna Smith 3 aces, 25 assists.

Bishop Union Broncos

The Broncos fell in five games to Taft high school Tuesday.  Coach Linda Frigerio’s comments, “Going in ranked #9, we were prepared to battle the #8 ranked Wildcats.  Based on playing them in playoffs round 2 last year, we knew we again would be neck and neck and would have to have to play their best to have a chance at victory. After 5 grueling games with scores of 19-25, 25-23,27-29,9-5 Taft came up on top and we wrapped up our season going down swinging. I am incredibly proud of every single girl on this volleyball team for a season that exceeded my expectations.  I believed going in to the season that we would be rebuilding because we are so young.  With only 2 seniors I anticipated the lack of experience would be a detriment.  Instead, they played hard, fought hard and  powered through every match, many of which went 5 games, and lost with character and won with dignity every time.”

Lone Pine Golden Eagles

Coach Mel Joseph’s 1st round report:
Lone Pine traveled to Panorama City on Tuesday to take on St. Genevieve in the First Round of the CIF SS 4-A girls volleyball playoffs.  The Lady Eagles ended their season falling in three games to the number 9 ranked Valiants 18-25, 13-25, 19-25. “ We played well, this team was definitely beatable, we just make some key errors at crucial times that allowed St. Genevieve to create separation.  Having competed in the tough DML against teams like Desert and Mammoth, the girls were well prepared for post season play.  Having competed all season long with only seven players, I am proud of what we accomplished, we met every goal that was set from making the Gold Bracket at the Cal City Tournament to qualifying for post season”.  Coach Joseph did bring up Jessianne Joiner, Celia Ray, and Juliann Jones from the DML Champion JV squad noting that all three had positive touches on the ball in this post season match.  Coach Joseph would like to thank all the fans for their support throughout this season including to 40 plus that made the trip south on Tuesday. Coach Joseph would also like to thank first year assistant and JV Coach Courtnie Hunter for her work this season. LPHS says farewell to six seniors (Niki Martinez, Abby Southey, Lena Cariou, Katelyn Button, Lacie Jones, and Katie Lacey) and wishes them good luck in their endeavors.  Coach Joseph looks forward to his 25th season as the Lady Eagles Skipper.

Individual Statistics:
Setter Niki Martinez 16/16 Serving, 1 Ace, 10 Assists, and 10 Digs.
Outside Hitter Abby Southey 15/15 Serving, 1 Ace, 3 Kills, and 9 Digs.
Opposite Hitter Lena Cariou 6/6 Serving, 3 Kills, 1 Assist, and 5 Digs.
Middle Hitter Taylor Corona 2 Blocks.
Outside Hitter Katelyn Button 5/5 Serving, 4 Kills, and 9 Digs.
Libero Lacie Jones 3/4 Serving, and 16 Digs.
Middle Hitter Katie Lacey 4/6 Serving, 1 Ace, 2 Kills, 2 Blocks, and 7 Digs.

Big Pine Warriors

Big Pine traveled to Hawthorne Tuesday falling in straight games to Da Vinci Design, 25-16, 25-20, 25-18.

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Fall CIF Playoff Schedules

Fall Postseason Schedules

Arnie Palu

Bishop Union Football
The Broncos finish the regular season with a 4-6 record including a 2-2 mark in the High Desert League. The Broncos are the #10 seed in the CIF Central Section Division 5 Championships. BUHS will travel to #7 Mendota High School Friday, November 13th. Fowler High School, the #2 seed, has a bye into the second round. The winner of the BUHS-Mendota game will travel to Fowler for the Quarterfinals Friday, November 20th. Friday’s opening round game will be broadcast live on AM 1230 KBOV, and streamed live at through the listen live link, kickoff is set for 6pm. Mendota has a 6-4 record and tied for 2nd in the West Sierra League. Mendota is located west of Fresno just 368 miles from Bishop.

Bishop Union Volleyball
Bronco Volleyball will hit the road Tuesday November 10th traveling to Taft High School in the CIF Central Section division 4 volleyball championships. Bishop Union is runners up in the High Desert league and the #9 seed. Taft finished 3rd in the South Sequoia League earning the #8 seed. The winner of Tuesday’s opening round game will travel to #1 Sierra High School for Thursday’s Quarterfinal. Sierra High School is located in Tollhouse, approximately 20 miles northeast of Fresno.

Lone Pine Volleyball
The Golden Eagles will travel to Panorama City Tuesday for opening round action in the CIF Southern Section division 4A volleyball championships. St. Genevieve will play host to the Golden Eagles. St. Genevieve is Champs of the Santa Fe League with an overall record of 13-4-1. Lone Pine tied for 4th in the Desert Mt league with an overall record of 11-12-2.

Mammoth Volleyball
The Mammoth Huskies volleyball team plays the St. Bernard Vikings (Playa del Rey) on Tuesday November 10th at 7pm at Mammoth High School in the first round of the CIF Southern Section division 4a playoffs. Huskies are seeded 5th in the tournament out of 32 teams. Mammoth’s record is 24-9 overall and 12-2 (2nd) place in the Desert Mountain League. St. Bernard is 4-5 overall and 4-5 (3rd place) in the Santa Fe League. Mammoth Coach John Morris highlights Husky standouts this season (CIF div 4A rankings):
Taylor Sanders 254 kills (3rd) .253 hitting % (4th)
Callie Mowat 70 aces (3rd) 99 blocks (4th) and
McKenna Smith 567 assists (2nd)  52 aces (8th)
Doors open at 6pm and admission is $5 for students and kids and $10 for adults.

Big Pine Volleyball
The Big Pine Warriors will travel Tuesday to Hawthorne in southern California in opening round action in the CIF southern section division 5A volleyball championships. The Warriors will take on Wiseburn-Da Vinci High School. The Wolves are 9-7 on the year and champs of the Mulholland League. Big Pine finished 5-7 on the season good for third place in the Hi-Lo League. A win for Big Pine most likely has them facing the tournaments #1 seed Tarbut V’ Torah in the second round.

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BUHS volleyball sweeps rival Kern Valley

Bishop Union High School Volleyball beats Kern Valley

The Broncos wrapped up the regular season with a strong three game sweep of rival Kern Valley Thursday night. The win gives Bishop Union the runner up spot in the High Desert League. Frazier Mt completed an unbeaten HDL campaign claiming the league championship. Bishop will no prepare for the CIF Central Section playoffs.

Bishop downed Kern Valley in straight games, 25-16, 25-12 and 31-29.
Individual statistics:
Kiara Cox:  29 attacks with 8 kills.
Sydney Frigerio: 58 sets with 12 assists.
Haley Hersley: 6 serves with one ace for 3 points, 9 attacks with 2 kills.
Maria Jimenez: 15 attacks with 2 kills, 33 sets with 13 assists.
Little Eva Lent: 14 attacks with 1 kill, 9 serves with 2 aces for 5 points.
Carly Todd: 23 attacks with 4 kills, 14 serves with 3 aces for 4 points.
Rachel Turner: 25 attacks with 10 kills, 8 serves with one ace for 8 points.
Ashley Worley:  6 serves with one ace for 2 points.

cover photo by Gary Young. Maria Jimenez and Rachel Turner

Bishop falls to Frazier, Lone Pine flips into playoffs

November 4th Volleyball round up

The Bishop Union High School Broncos traveled to Frazier Mt Tuesday for a key High Desert League Volleyball match. Frazier Mt had defeated Bishop Union in Bishop back on October 15th. The Broncos were hoping to move even with the Falcons in the HDL standings, but Frazier Mt took the match in straight games. Frazier Mt claims the HDL title winning 25-20, 25-16, and 25-19. Bishop Union will now wrap up the 2015 regular season with a home match Thursday, November 5th hosting rival Kern Valley. JV action begins at 4pm with varsity to follow.

Individual Statistics:
Kiara Cox, 17 attacks for 2 kills.
Sydney Frigerio, 61 sets with 11 assists.
Maria Jimenez, 13 serves for 12 points, 16 attacks with 1 kill.
Little Eva Lent, 15 attacks with 3 kills.
Carly Todd, 11 serves with 1 ace for 5 points, 25 attacks with 5 kills.
Rachel Turner, 18 attacks with 7 kills.
Ashley Worley, 9 serves with 1 ace for 4 points.

Lone Pine Volleyball
The Golden Eagles were not on the court Tuesday, but did pick up a major win. Coach Mel Joseph reports that Lone Pine will represent the Desert Mountain League as the number 4 team in the upcoming CIF southern section postseason. Playoff pairings will be released on Friday. Vasquez defeated Desert Christian Tuesday evening in their finale, creating a tie for the final DML spot. A coin flip was conducted following the match and Lone Pine won.

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BUHS Volleyball takes down Cal City in 5

Bishop Union Volleyball celebrates homecoming win

It took five games but the Bishop Union High School Volleyball team pulled out a key win Thursday.  California City proved to be a tough out Thursday as the Ravens claimed the first game 25-23.  Bishop won game two 25-12 but the Ravens took game three 25-19.  Bishop delighted the homecoming crowd winning the next two games 25-21 and 15-9.  The win improves Bishop Union’s High Desert League recorded to 5-1 trailing only unbeaten Frazier Mt (6-0).  The Broncos travel to Frazier Mt Tuesday November 3rd.

Individual Statistics.
#1 Rebeka Riesen 4 digs.
#11 Rachel Turner, 12 kills, 1 aces, 4 blocks, 7 digs.
#13 Kiara Cox, 10 kills, 3 aces, 6 blocks.
#15 Carly Todd, 9 kills, 1 ace, 8 digs.
#16 Ashley Worley, 20 digs.
#18 Sydney Frigerio, 1 kill, 2 aces, 25 assists, 13 digs, 2 blocks.
#23 Topah Scherer, 6 digs.
#25 Danielle Stone, 20 digs.
#32 Little Eva Lent, 2 aces, 9 digs.
#33 Maria Jimenez, 2 aces, 20 digs, 2 blocks.

Photos by Gary Young.

#11 Rachel Turner
#11 Rachel Turner and #18 Sydney Frigerio
#33 Maria Jimenez and #11 Rachel Turner
#32 Little Eva Lent
#18 Sydney Frigerio
#13 Kiara Cox
#15 Carly Todd
left to right, Maria Jimenez, Ashley Worley, Rebeka Riesen


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Bronco Volleyball wins thriller at Rosamond

Bishop Volleyball  wins in 5 games at Rosamond

It was a back and forth battle Thursday night between the Bishop Union High school volleyball team the Rosamond Roadrunners.  Bishop battled tough winning their second road, HDL game of the week.  The win moves Bishop to 4-1 in High Desert League play, good for second place behind unbeaten Frazier Mt.  Bishop hosts California City next Thursday October 29th and travels to Frazier Mt on Tuesday November 3rd.

Coach Steve Parks Report from Rosamond
Nothing was easy Thursday night in Rosamond.  Bishop Broncos
volleyball traveled to play the Roadrunners on their home court.
Bishop got off to a slow start with Rosamond’s strong serving but
fought back and almost won.  The first game went to the  Roadrunners, 23-25. 

The Broncos came back fighting in the second game, taking an early lead with Sydney Frigerio’s serves.  The Roadrunner defense turned back repeated attacks by Bishop but Bronco serving widened the lead.  Despite a surge by Rosamond, Bishop won the second game, 25-18.

Game 3 was a repeat of the second game, with aces by Frigerio, and the Broncos won 25-18.  Game 4 started the same way as games 2 and 3 but the Roadrunners fought back with great defense and took the lead from the Broncos.  Bishop tied it back up but Rosamond pushed back harder and the Broncos eventually lost 23-25.  However, the excitement began in the fifth game.  Bishop took an early lead again but the Roadrunner defense and offense dominated with a 13-7 lead over the Broncos in a game to 15 points.  The Broncos players dug deep inside themselves and began an incredible run that first tied the game 13-13 and then went on to win 16-14.  Rachel Turner’s serves and Carly Todd’s finishing kill gave the match to Bishop.

Individual Statistics:
Kiara Cox:  30 attacks for 8 kills.
Sydney Frigerio: 98 sets with 17 assists, 25 serves with 7 aces for 20 points.
Maria Jimenez:  28 attacks for 7 kills, 14 serves for 6 points, 21
serve receptions with 1 error.
LIttle Eva Lent: 38 attacks for 3 kills, 12 serves with 1 ace for 6
points, 18 serve receptions with 1 error.
Rebeka Riesen:  12 serve receptions.
Carly Todd: 30 attacks for 5 kills, 18 serves with 1 ace for 8 points.
Rachel Turner: 33 attacks for 5 kills, 16 serves with 6 aces for 10 points.
Ashley Worley:  10 serves for 3 points. 

cover photo by Steve Dutcher photography

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Broncos top Rival Kern Valley

Broncos bounce Rival Kern Valley in three games

The Bishop Union High School Bronco Volleyball team returned to their winning ways Tuesday night with a successful trip to rival Kern Valley.   The Broncos won a key High Desert League volleyball match in straight games.  Winning at rival Kern Valley is always sweet, but the Broncos needed the win to keep pace with league leading Frazier Mt.  Bishop fell to Frazier Mt on October 15th but will have a chance to avenge that loss with a trip to Frazier Mt on November 3rd.  Frazier Mt is currently 4-0 in High Desert League play with the Broncos at 3-1.

Kern Valley Report from Assistant Coach Steve Park:

The Bishop Broncos traveled to Kern Valley on Tuesday, October 20th, to play the Broncs in their fourth league game of the season.  Bishop won the match in three games 25-11, 25-19, and 25-11.  The Broncos dominated with their serves and attacks, taking an early lead in all three sets and then widening that lead in two of the three games.
Sydney Frigerio and Carly Todd were top servers, with 29 points scored in 41 attempts.  All of the Broncos were aggressive at the net with top scorer Rachel Turner putting away 7 kills out of 14 attacks.
Maria Jimenez dominated with her attacks in the third game, scoring 3 kills in 7 attacks.  Haley Hersley scored 2 kills in 2 key attacks
that finished off the third game.  The Broncos are on the road again
on Thursday, October 22nd, to play Rosamond.

Individual Statistics
Kiara Cox:  12 attacks for 4 kills.
Sydney Frigerio: 42 sets with 23 assists, 26 serves with 5 aces for 19 points.
Haley Hersley: 3 attacks for 2 kills.
Maria Jimenez: 9 attacks for 5 kills.
Little Eva Lent: 11 attacks for 3 kills.
Topah Scherer:  7 attacks for 3 kills, 8 serves with 2 aces for 5 points.
Carly Todd: 27 attacks for 4 kills, 15 serves with 2 aces for 10 points.
Rachel Turner: 14 attacks for 7 kills.
Ashley Worley:  9 serves with 1 ace for 6 points.

Water Break at Kern Valley. Photo By Brandi Cox
#32 Little Eva Lent. Photo by Brandi Cox
Assistant Coach Steve Park. Photo by Brandi Cox

Cover Photo by Steve Dutcher Photography.

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