The Big’uns Continue – KIBS’ Exclusive Fishing Report

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

Two Olympians From Our Congressional District

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.

TEAM USA Highjumper Rachel McCoy

Rachel McCoy, from Fontana, placed 12th in the Women’s High Jump. She also will run in some track and field events.

TEAM USA Cyclist Megan Jastrab

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.

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)





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.

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)




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.

2-3 single and triple , 1 run scored




0-1, 1 run scored

1-4, single , 1 run scored

0-2, 1 run scored,pitched 2 1/4 inning, 2K no walks


2-3, singles and double, 1 run scored

1-3, double

1-2, double, 1 run scored pitched 7th inning , 1 Ks 0walks

2-2, 1single on base error, 1 run scored, 2 stolen bases on passed balls, pitched 3 3/4 inning , 5K , 3 walks

2-3, singles and double, 1 run scored

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.)