Broncos-Golden Eagle Volleyball
All photos by Gary Young
All photos by Gary Young
Both Lone Pine and Big Pine volleyball teams begin practice Monday, August 17th. Big Pine will begin at 6pm Monday at Big Pine High School. The Warrior are under the direction of head coach Shelley Snoderly. Big Pine High School Athletic Director Bob Church reminds all student athletes that all paperwork needs to be received and cleared prior to your participation. This includes your physical, CIF code of ethics, sudden cardiac arrest parent review forms, concussion information and protocol forms, and emergency contact information.
Lone Pine Volleyball will being practice on Monday, August 17th at 5:30 am. The Golden Eagles are under the guidance of long time coach Mel Joseph. Coach Joseph reminds all student athletes that you must have your sports physical exam completed prior to practice. In addition to starting practice on Monday the 17th, the Golden Eagles will host a fundraising Indian Taco Sale on Saturday, August 29th. The event will be held from 11am to 4pm at the Lone Pine VFW at 481 south main street. Indian Tacos can be ordered by contacting coach Joseph at 760-382-0406. Delivery will be available.
Lone Pine made quick work of Bloomington Christian in the CIF opening round winning 70-49. The Golden Eagles big three were indeed big with Brad Greene leading the way with a triple double. Lone Pine will now travel to Santa Barbara to face #9 Bishop Diego. The second round game will be played Friday night. A win in the second round would most likely set up a quarterfinal game with #1 seed Bell Jeff. The potential Bell Jeff-Lone Pine showdown would be played in Bell Jeff on Tuesday, February 24th.
Bloomington Ch 49
Lone Pine 70
Brad Greene 20 points, 16 rebounds, 10 blocks.
Ryan Cappello 16 points, 9 assists, 7 blocks.
Garrett Sullivan 16 points, 4 rebounds.
Adrian Gonzalez 6 points.
Bryce Scott 5 points.
Prestin Huerta 4 points.
Kishan Bhakta 3 points, 5 assists, 3 rebounds.
Lee Vining dominated their first round opponent Wednesday night winning 63-26 over Summit View. The Tigers, Hi-Lo league champs, used a balanced scoring attack advancing to Fridays second round. The Tigers won the coin flip and will host Upland Christian Friday, 7pm. Lee Vining is the #12 seed and Upland Christian is #5.
Summit View 26
Lee Vining 63
Ian Clemons 19, Jaxon Qualls 10, Kyler Beck 10, Damon Dondero 10, Jim Thomas 6, Connor Yost 4, Sawyer Beck 2, and Justin Hansen 2.
photo, lone pine’s Brad Greene. photo by Gary Young
The Bishop Union High School Girls are the #3 seed in the CIF Central Section division 5 championships. Bishop will take on the winner of Tuesdays match between Washington Union and Lindsay. The Bishop girls, champs of the High Desert League, will play on Thursday in the second round.
The Bronco boys are the #9 seed in the CIF central section division 5 championships. Bishop will travel to Delano on Wednesday to play #8 seed Cesar Chavez. A Bishop win would have the Broncos playing #1 McFarland Friday.
Both Bishop teams will be on the road in the Central Section playoff unless they face a HDL team in the finals.
Mammoth girls soccer will host Bloomington in the opening round of the CIF southern section division 6 championships. The Mammoth girls won the desert mountain league championship. The Huskies will host Bloomington on Thursday.
The Mammoth boys will travel in the opening round of the CIF southern section division 7 championships. Mammoth, runners up in the desert mountain league, will travel to Riverside Prep in 1st round action Friday.
Lone Pine boys basketball will open play in the CIF southern section division 5A championships Wednesday hosting Bloomington Christian. Lone Pine won the Desert Mountain League Championships and is the #8 seed in the division 5A bracket. A win for Lone Pine would have them most likely on the road Friday vs. #9 seed Bishop Diego. Bishop Diego is favored in their opening round match up with un-ranked Coast Union.
The Lee Vining Boys won the Hi-Lo league earning the #12 seed in the CIF southern section division 6 championships. Lee Vining will host Summit View Wednesday night.
In girls basketball Big Pine will host Apple Valley Christian Thursday. Big Pine’s girls finished as runners up in the Hi-Lo earning the #16 seed. A win for Big Pine in the opening round would set up a second round game with #1 seed Price High School.
The Bishop High School girls basketball team will make the playoff in the central section, with the central section hoops playoffs starting next week. The Bishop boys basketball team is battling for a playoff spot. The Bishop boys are currently on the bubble with two games to go.
The second half of High Desert League basketball started Friday night with the Broncos falling to Rosamond 72-49. Rosamond built a 23-14 lead after the first quarter and never looked back. The loss moves the varsity boys to 1-4 in HDL play with three games to go. The Broncos will travel to California City this Friday, then wrap up the HDL season with back to back home games on Tuesday, February 17th (Frazier Mt) and Wednesday the 18th (Kern Valley). All Bronco varsity boys games are broadcast live on AM 1230 KBOV, and streamed live here at kibskbov.com.
Sophomore Sean Brown turned in the Broncos play of the game.
Sean Brown 13, Thomas Montoya 13, Ty Tucker 7, River Mallory, Jake Traynor, Brandon Forrest and Dru Allen each had 4.
The Broncos Varsity Girls stay unbeaten in HDL play with a solid victory over rosamond. Tamia Shoshone had another double double with 15 points and 16 rebounds.
Tamia Shoshone 15, Little Eva Lent 8, Cienna Martinez 7, Topah Scherer 7, Maria Jimenez 4, Sabrina Barlow 4.
The JV boys stay undefeated on the year with a strong win over the roadrunners. The top four scorers for the JV are freshman.
Tommy Ruelas 16, Moran West 13, Mike Molina 12, Trace Sapp 10, Anthony Vega 8, Carson Eldridge and Edward Piper 2.
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The Lone Pine High School boys basketball team notched win number 20 Wednesday night with a 65-43 victory over the Mammoth Huskies. The win moves Lone Pine’s overall record to 20-2 and a perfect 11-0 in Desert Mountain League play. Ryan Cappello continues his magical season with 25 points, 12 rebounds, 6 assists, and 6 blocks. Garrett Sullivan also continues to stuff the stat columns with 19 points, 4 rebounds, 5 assists, and three blocked shots. Adrian Gonzalez added 8 points and 4 steals. Bryce Scott chipped in with 6 points, Kishan Bhakta 3 points 4 rebounds, and Coltan Martin and Eddy Ivey each had 2 points. Lone Pine picked up the win playing without injured center Brad Greene. Coach Scott Kemp is hoping to have Greene back next week. Lone Pine returns to action Friday hosting Boron.
The Mammoth Huskies were led by Mario Rios with 22 points and Christian Orrick added 6.
Photo by Gary Young.
The Lone Pine varsity girls defeated Mammoth 38-23 Wednesday. Individual statistics for Lone Pine:
Jessianne Joiner 12 points, 8 Rebs, 3 assists, 4 steals, 1 block
Nora Bergeum 8 points, 7 rebs, 1 assist, 7 steals
Emma Howe 6 points, 8 Rebs,
Katelyn Button 5 points, 6 Rebs, 5 steals, 1 assist
Lena Cariou 5 points, 17 Rebs, 4 steals, 1 assist
Emily Faircloth 2 points, 6 Rebs, 1 steal
Coach Elizabeth Stweart, “A good game against Mammoth who kept creeping up and keeping the score close. Arguably our second best game of the season as far as passing, beating the press, and running an offense with the intent to score. Also arguably our worst night of free throw shooting… Would like to acknowledge the exceptional sportsmanship demonstrated by mammoth coaching staff and players.”
On Monday the Golden Eagle girls topped Vasquez 39-24.
Nora Bergeum 9 points, 6 steals,
Katelyn button 7 points, 5 Rebs, 5 steals
Niki Martinez 6 points, 5 Rebs, 2 steals
Lena Cariou 6 points, 10 rebounds, 2 steals
Jessianne Joiner 5 points, 2 Rebs, 4 steals
Shyann Padilla 2 points, 3 Rebs, 3 steals
Cianni Benson 4 points
The Bronco girls beat Rosamond 5-0 Thursday staying perfect in high desert league play. The Bishop girls dominated with two goals from Evelyn Santana and one goal each from Brenda Gonzalez, Kristy Dohnel and Kailyn Boxley. Boxley also had an assist and Alicia Campos helped out with two assists. Coach Manny Terasas says, “The ladies came out flat in the first half even though they had scored two goals by half time. Evelyn had two great headers into goal from corner kicks. Kailyn Boxley played very well on outside mid, coming across with the ball to the middle and scoring a nice left foot shot. Shelby McKinley stepped up well in the back, coming in early in the first half for an ill player. It was a team effort that won the game. Not our best football but the best team won.”
The varsity boys fell 2-1 to Rosamond in a heartbreaking loss in the final 30 seconds of the match. Rosamond scored first, going up 1-0 midway through the first half. Senior Elijah Alexander equalized 20 seconds later after taking the kick-off straight to goal himself, making it 1-1 at halftime. The score remained tied until just 30 seconds remaining in the match, when Rosamond scored from a lofting ball which cleared goalkeeper Daniel Martinez for the 2-1 loss in the closing seconds of the match. Seniors Joey Griego, Jarod Dossey and Jose Mendez all had a shot on goal, and Elijah Alexander had two shots on goal, scoring one.
The Broncos will have a bye next Tuesday, and return to action at home, against California City on Thursday, February 5th. All are encouraged to come on out and support the Bishop Broncos for their final home matches of the season.
#18 Kristy Dohnel
#15 Evelyn Santana
photos by Joe Griego
Cal City 56
The Varsity Boys fall to 0-2 in High Desert League play with a 56-53 home loss to California City. The Broncos were down 28-22 at the half and trailed 43-33 heading into the 4th quarter. Thomas Montoya got hot in the 4th quarter hitting a trio of three point shots to pull the broncos close, but Cal City held on for the win. Cal City’s point guard Daville Walker led all scorers with 24.
Individual scoring, Dru Allen 18, Thomas Montoya 11, River Mallory 7, Sean Brown and Ty Tucker 6, Ryan Lent 3, and Jake Traynor 2.
Cal City 14
The Bronco Varsity Girls opened up a 43-10 half time lead and cruised to a 63-14 HDL win. The victory puts the Broncos on top of the league standings.
Individual Stats, Tamia Shoshone 17 points, 9 rebounds, 5 assists. Topah Sheerer 16 points, Sabrina Barlow 10 points, Maria Jimenez 9 points, 10 rebounds, 7 steals, 5 assists. Cienna Martinez and Little Eva Lent 6 points.
Cal City 42
The undefeated Bishop Union high school JV boys stay perfect with a strong win over Cal City. Freshman Trace Sapp and Mike Molina led the way with Sapp pouring in 20 and Molina adding 14. Anthony Vega added 13 with Moran West chipping in with 6, point guard Tommy Ruelas added 4 and Kanyon Martinez had 2.
Cal City 26
Kassidie Duckey 10 points, Julie Cepeda 4 points, 4 steals, Gracie Soto 10 points, Michelle Toledo 6 points, 12 steals, Xochitl Martinez 2 points.
The Bishop Varsity Boys and Girls will travel to Frazier Mt Friday. The girls game will begin at 4:30, with the boys to follow at 6pm. The varsity boys game will be broadcast live on AM 1230 KBOV and streamed live here at kibskbov.com.
The Bishop Union High School Girls and Boys soccer teams made quick work of rival Kern Valley Tuesday at Bishop High’s John Schwab field. The win from the Bishop Girls keeps them unbeaten in High Desert League play while the boys bounce back from a tough loss last week to Frazier Mt.
Girls Soccer team soundly beat Kern Valley 5-2. Bishop was up 4-1 at the half with each team scoring one more goal in the second half. The two Kern Valley goals are the first allowed in HDL play by the strong Bishop defense.
The Broncos received goals from Evelyn Santana (2 goals), Alicia Campos, Kristy Dohnel, Brenda Gonzalez, with assists from Kailynn Boxley and a pair of assists from Sara Voss. The Coaching staff of Manny Terasas and Kathy Mckinley note that Evelyn Santana had a great game, as Kern Valley tried to man to man mark her in the first half but she used her skills to get past them and score twice. Evelyn now sits at the top of the league for goals and points. Other players that did well in the win include Ritz Garcia, Chloe Almeida and Brittany Santana.
The Varsity boys beat Kern Valley 7-1. Senior Elijah Alexander scored four goals before resting in the second half. The coaching staff credited Senior Jose “Pepe” Mendez with two excellent goals. Junior Jordan Lopez also had a solid performance, with a goal as well.
The Broncos travel to Rosamond on Thursday to take on the Roadrunners, before their next home match the following Tuesday, February 3rd, when the Broncos host Cal City at John Schwab field.
Photos by Joe Griego
Last Saturday the Bishop Bronco Wrestling team traveled to Lancaster to wrestle in the Antelope Valley Wrestling Tournament. This was the last tournament before the High Desert
League Finals which will be held in Bishop on Wednesday, March 11th. The Bronco team consisted of:
Freshman Nolan Conway at 108 lbs
Sophomore Joseph Mayhugh at 147 lbs
Junior Orlando Ruelas at 172 lbs
Freshman Gabe Shoshone at 222 lbs
Freshman Nolan Conway at 108 lbs received a first round bye, putting him into the semi‐finals in just his 5th match as a Bronco. Nolan came out on fire, scoring 2 takedowns and 3 near falls in
an exciting, high‐scoring match. Nolan came out on top, winning by a score of 19‐15. Nolan lost in the finals, but was happy to have earned a 2nd place medal.
Wrestling at 147 lbs., sophomore Joseph Mayhugh started his first match well, but made a crucial error and was pinned by an opponent from Quartz Hill. Joseph dominated his next two opponents, putting him the match for 3rd place against the same Quartz Hill opponent who had pinned him in his first match. Again, Joseph was the more aggressive wrestler and – with no crucial errors this time – pinned his opponent, earning a 3rd place medal.
Junior Orlando Ruelas at 172 lbs was disappointed in his first match where he was pinned, but the coaches were happy that he took his opponent down 2 times. In his 2nd match, Orlando wrestled an exciting match that was tied several times. Late in the last period, with both wrestlers nearly exhausted, Orlando executed a “nearly perfect” takedown to win the match. This win put him in the match for 3rd place, but he was forced to forfeit as he did not feel well.
Freshman Gabe Shoshone, having only wrestled once before, lost both his matches.
Coach Joseph said, “We really liked how some of the wrestlers performed. We aren’t really that interested in wins, what we really want is for the wrestlers to move well, take shots and score
The Broncos next action will be an away dual meet against Kern Valley this coming Thursday (January 29th). Weight ins begin at 4, wrestling at 5pm.
This past Saturdays Sports round up featuring the Bishop Union High School Girls Varsity basketball team is now available. Click on the link on the home page to hear Coach Rebecca Andreas, Senior Captain Tamia Shoshone, Junior Sophia Thomas, Junior Rosalind Cardinas, Junior Sabrina Barlow, and Sophomore Little Eva Lent. The girls start the week 1-0 in High Desert League play and have games this week with California City (home Tuesday, January 27th) and on the road Friday at Frazier Mt. The girls game with California City will tip off at 6pm, while their game on Friday at Frazier Mt will start at 4:30. The sports show on kibskbov.com is made available by our friends at Carl’s Jr.