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.
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.
Sunday nights close out event of the Tri County Fair was a “smashing” success. The Destruction Derby’s sold-out crowd cheered every time a “connection” was made by the car participants.
Heat # 1 Winner – Car # 00 Joe David
Heat # 2 Winner – Car # 6E Doug Emery
Mini- Car Winner – Car #8 Arron Pation
Lance Chance Winner (Wild card entry into main event) – Car #95 Robert Vance
Powder Puff Winner – Car # 95 Rylie Cotteriez
Main Event Winners – 1st Place Car # 6E Doug Emery, 2nd Place Car # 01 Bret Metcalf, 3rd Place Car #00 Joe David, 4th Place Car #2 Cap Aubrey
Hooligan Run – an all out grudge smash ’em and bash ’em match – the last car standing . . . Winner Car # 6E Doug Emery.
Hosted each year by the Bishop Volunteer Fire Department, the Derby’s 50/50 Opportunity Drawing netted one lucky fan $9,042 take home, and BVFD drew an extra $200 and $100 winning tickets. Kammi Ellis, winner of the $200 draw donated hers back to the BVFD.
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
|1||Jakob Redmond (Sr)||9||24||99||.375||11.0||2||2||23||43.6|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
The Tonopah High School Football Program has come out of the gates in record numbers. Head Coach Duffy Otteson has concluded his teams first week of practice with 30 kids starting the 3-hour-day practice week which included a Friday two-a-day.
“In my 13 years, this the biggest turn out we have ever had,” Coach Otteson said. By the time assistant Coach Bobby Murray released the team, he had 30 hungry boys in line waiting to chow down.
Like previous first week of Tonopah Muckers football practice, it is truly unique to watch these young men struggle through drills, soreness, fatigue and heat, only to dig deep by weeks end and find that extra something in themselves these young men never thought they had. A hard week of practice would conclude on Saturday with a bus ride to Mammoth to scrimmage against the Huskies.
Both JV &Varsity took there turns at the line of scrimmage on both offense and defense. While everyone on both Tonopah and Mammoth saw their share of playing time, its was the coaches who finally got glimpses of what is their respective team’s potential.
Touchdowns were scored, mistakes were made, and the field saw its share of yellow flags, but by the end, sportsmanship was shown on both sidelines – kids helped each other up and shook hands by the end of the scrimmage.
These two teams run it back at it again on Friday, August 27at 7 p.m. on the season premiere of the “KIBS 107 FM High School Football game of the week”
Adam Gonzalez will be broadcasting the play-by-play action for this game, LIVE on 100.7 FM in Mammoth and 101.7 FM in Tonopah, NV.
The Eastern Sierra continues to produce trophy-sized fish, provided with paid stockings by the resorts, towns, counties, and trout foundations.
With the warm weather, the key is fish early, before 8:00 a.m, and late – after the sun goes off the water. And go deep.
CDFW advises if one does hook up midday, don’t fight the fish. With the water being so warm, by the time its in, it will be so fatigued and stressed, it won’t survive efforts to catch and release.
Listen to our exclusive Eastern Sierra Fishing Reports, heard every Friday and Saturday on KIBS, brought to you by Berkley Fishing.
June Lake Loop Report with Jeremy Ross from Ernie’s Tackle
Mammoth Basin Report with Rick from Rick’s Sports Center
Convict Lake Report with trout expert Lisa Cornwell
Our Congressman for Inyo and Mono Counties, Jay Obernolte (CA 8th District), let us know he’s very proud of two district residents that are on Team USA.
Rachel McCoy, from Fontana, placed 12th in the Women’s High Jump. She also will run in some track and field events.
Megan Jastrab, from Apple Valley, placed 6th in the Women’s Double Cycling event. But in the Women’s Double Cycling event she and her cycling partner received the Bronze Medal!
All of here at KIBS/KBOV are so proud of our neighbors representing the USA and the Inland Empire/Eastern Sierra region.
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 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.
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.
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.
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
1-2, single , 2 runs scored , 1 stolen base
2-4, 2 singles , , 1 run scored , 1 stolen base, 2 RBIs
1-4, single, 1 run scored , 2 RBIs
1-2, single ,1 run scored , pitched 1 1/3 inning, 2Ks, 4 walks
0-2, 2 runs scored , pitched 2/3 inning , 2 Ks
1-3, single, 1 run scored , 1 stolen base , 2 RBIS
0-0, 1 run scored , 1 stolen base
2-3,!single and double (walk off), 2 stolen bases , 1 run scored 3 RBIS, pitched 3 innings, 3 walks, 3 Ks
0-1, 1 stolen base , 1 run scored
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.
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.