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.
Unfortunately the Mammoth Huskies fell to the Mojave High School Mustangs last Friday in the semi-final match for the 8-man “Freelance League” for Central California CIF Division.
The Huskies remained scoreless at the end of the first half. Final score was 42 -19 Mojave.
Going into last Friday’s game the Mustangs were tied as champs in the 8-man Hi Lo Desert League, along with the Lone Pine Eagles and the Trona High School Tornados. Both teams lost their bid for the league championship in prior games,
Mojave went on to represent the rest of 8-man football in Central California. They will now compete for the championship on Friday, Nov. 19, in Mojave, against the Fresno Christian Eagles.
With the threat of shutting down next year, due to lack of parent participation, in what was to be the last Board meeting, the Mineral County Little League got a shot in the arm when 12 people showed up on November 2, willing to help..
Originally, no parent volunteers showed up to the Board of Directors nomination meeting on October 25. League leaders said the program would have to shut down.
Outgoing Board President Sarah Dillard stated, “The meeting went fantastic.” She stated people even joined in on Zoom to volunteer.
About 125 players will now be able to join the 2022 Hawthorne Little League.
(Thanks to our media partner the Mineral County Independent-News for follow up on this story. Thank you to our Hawthorne listeners on 102.3 KIBS)
(STORY UPDATE 11-10 @ 8:00 a.m.) Broncos Head Coach Arnie Palu added that as a long-standing tradition, the seniors were honored for their incredible season. Recognized were seniors Kennedy Batchelder, Uriah Benally, Haidon Brooks, Tristan Cooper, Jake Frigerio, Hector Martinez, Colt Matteson, Zach Mojarro, Joseph Morales, Shane Norris, Joseph Red Owl, Jakob Redmond, Walker Rost Kruger, Andrew Steedle. and Austin Van Nest,
The Bishop Union High School Broncos team fell in their first playoff game last Friday ( 11-5) to the Tehachapi High School Warriors 28 – 14.
The Broncos were ahead until the last four minutes of the game, posting two TD’s prior to the 4th quarter. Both teams posted one TD during the start of the 4th quarter.
The Warriors came back and scored two more TD’s in the final four minutes of the game.
Prior to the playoff game, the Broncos ended up undefeated in the High Desert League – ending 4-0, with an overall 8-2 season.
According to several fans, unfortunately the Broncos played so well during the season, the Central Section of CIF moved the team up into Division IV for the playoffs, where they were scheduled against higher ranked teams with larger rosters.
Coach Arnie Palu, and we Bronco fans, are very proud of our team. They represented Bishop as good sportsmen, talented players, and great community servants, raising some $400+ for Eastern Sierra Cancer Alliance every time the team scored and sacked an opposing quarterback in October.
Photos by Gary Young
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.
- Adam Gonalez – KIBS Tonopah Sports
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 Reporting
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