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February 10th, 2012
The Lady Broncosâ basketball season has been a rollercoaster ride and Thursday night the team hit the top of the ride.
The team has won games they werenât supposed to and lost games by a hair.
Thursday night Bishop beat the number-one ranked Desert Lady Scorpions 41-35. With an 8-1 record and a lock on the High Desert League championship, Desert should have won. But, the Broncos, at 5-4, were fighting for a playoff berth and they got it.
Did we mention: the Scorpions are ranked 10th in the CIF Southern Section.
The Broncos soccer team demolished the Desert Scorpions, 9-1, Thursday night, securing a spot in CIF playoffs with a second-place finish in High Desert League.
With a 7-1-2 record, the Broncos are ranked behind Rosamond at 9-0-1.
The match was a total goal-fest from Bishop. Danny Lopez scored the first, less than two minutes into the game.
Ignacio Santana, with an assist from Alexis Barajas, sent in the second, midway through the first half. Ten minutes later, it was Barajas scoring on a Lopez assist.
Bronco ski racers Nick Schley and Robert Toy traded wins and crash-and-burns in the third race series at Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, Friday, Feb. 3.
Laura Stickells was the top Bronco in the womenâs division with third- and second- place wins for the day.
Schley came through for a win in the morning two-run series with a combined time of 45.74.
Toyâs combined time of 52.94 in the afternoon runs rated the number one spot.
The Broncos saw their hopes for a spot in the CIF playoffs vaporize Thursday night with a 37-60 loss to the HDL champion Desert Scorpions. But, just the fact Bishop had a shot at the playoffs is a mark of the teamâs progress this year.
Broncos coach Ben Arcularius knew this season was the first step toward a strong basketball program.
Bishop fields exceptional football and baseball squads in the High Desert League where the other schools excel on the court, making Arculariusâ first step a big one.
The Bishop Lady Broncos basketball squad had a spectacular first half against the Kern Valley Broncs on the road Friday, but fell in the final quarter, losing by 2 points.
Bishop pulled out to an 18-14 lead in the first quarter, then extended the lead 35-25 by the half.
The Broncos cooled off in the third, letting Kern Valley back in the game. KV seriously outscored Bishop, 9-18, to draw to within 1 point going into the final quarter.
The Broncos and the Broncs exchanged the lead through the fourth.
The Broncos basketball team lost, 48-40, in Kern Valley Friday.
After a strong 3-0 start in High Desert League, the Broncos have hit a rough patch on the road.
Injuries havenât helped.Qui Barlow went out in mid-season with a knee injury and 6-foot-5 Darren Spoonhunter broke his hand in practice two days before the Kern Valley game.
Bishopâs defense against KV was strong in the second half, but the teamâs offense never really kicked in.
Kern Valley went ahead 15-0 with Bishopâs first point, a free throw from Jerry Castillo, coming with two minutes left in the quarter.
The Big Pine Lady Warriors ended a rough season Saturday night with a 52-40 loss to the Hi-Lo League-leading Baker Braves.
The Warriors have been in every league game this season, but have had difficulty maintaining momentum through all four quarters.
The loss of Alicia Peterson to injury reduced the team to six players.
âIâm proud of the way we played this game and others throughout the season,â said coach Dave Mettam. âThis teamâs character is to never quit in the face of adversity. They played tough, with class and good sportsmanship.â
The Big Pine Warriors basketball team clinched the Hi-Lo League championship with an apocalyptic, 81-41, win over the Baker Braves Saturday night, avenging the teamâs only league loss, by 2 points, early last month.
âWeâre coming together at the right time,â said coach Darrin Chirrick. âThe kids knew what they wanted (the league championship) and theyâve been relentless. Theyâve worked hard and given an incredible effort. Iâm happy for them.â
December 7th, 2011
The Bishop Broncosâ soccer team made it to the semifinals at the Palmdale Classic Tournament held at the Lancaster National Soccer Center, Dec. 2-3.
Bishop beat out their High Desert League nemesis, the Rosamond Roadrunners, in the quarterfinals on a sudden-death penalty kick.
Soccer coach John McGurke chose the Palmdale tourney specifically to test the Div. 6 Broncos against stiff competition from larger schools.
The Broncosâ first match, against Div. 5 Maranatha High from Pasadena, ended in a 1-1 tie.
The Big Pine Warriors basketball squad lived up to its name Monday night in a down-to-the-wire, 42-39 win over the Mammoth Huskies.
Big Pine went 3 points ahead of Mammoth off two free throws from Ryan Carrington. With eight seconds left in the game and three Huskies capable of hitting 3-pointers, the Warriorsâ defense held the line.
What made the win that much sweeter is the fact Big Pine had just enough athletes to take the court, 5, competing against the 9-man Mammoth team.
âWe started slow,â said coach Darren Chirrick. âWe didnât play very aggressively to keep out of foul problems.â