CIF update: Broncos forfeit, Golden Eagles fall

The following press release was issued by Bishop Union High School Superintendent Barry Simpson:

The administration of BUHS and the Bishop Unified School District were forced to make the decision to forfeit the CIF Soccer Championship game scheduled on Saturday, February 27th.  Violations of the athletic code of conduct by multiple members of our girls soccer team occurred. It is with regret that this decision had to be made at the end of what has been a very successful athletic campaign.  This difficult decision was made to protect the integrity and tradition of Bronco athletics. BUHS  will continue to hold student athletes to the highest standards of conduct and sportsmanship in the  pursuit of victory with honor.


From the Fresno Bee:

Bishop High has forfeited the Central Section Division V girls soccer title to Fowler because it didn’t have enough players to field a team following a disciplinary incident.

Section Commissioner Jim Crichlow on Friday night said “several” Broncos players violated the school’s code of conduct while spending the night in a hotel following the team’s 2-0 victory over Orosi on Tuesday in the semifinals.

Bishop, the third seed, played at No. 7 Orosi because of section rules that require schools from the High Desert League to travel for playoff games.

The Broncos have an 18-player roster, according to Maxpreps, but only eight were available to play in the final, which had been scheduled for 5 p.m. Saturday at top-seeded Fowler. Bishop (17-6-1) also was going to be without coach Manny Terrazas, Crichlow said.

The defending champion Redcats (22-3-1) were making their third straight appearance in the D-V final. Fowler lost to Sierra in 2014.

Fowler will be in contention to be one of the section’s automatic entrants into the CIF Southern California Regional playoffs. Pairings will be announced March 6.


The Lone Pine High School boys basketball team was beaten in the CIF-SS Division 6 semifinals, 64-45, by Renaissance Academy.

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7 Responses to CIF update: Broncos forfeit, Golden Eagles fall

  1. rockhugr February 29, 2016 at 2:29 pm #

    Trouble-the girls were at a school function when the incident occurred, therefore it should reflect on their school sponsored athletic standing. What they did was 100% wrong, I am sure that if you ask around you will discover what they did. This situation was handled appropriately.
    FormerCitizen-yes, it was a once in a lifetime event, however the offending team members ruined it for the entire team. Thrive and win as a team, unfortunately, the actions of 10 members did them all in and therefore they lose as a team.

  2. Important Lessons February 29, 2016 at 2:28 pm #

    Former Citizen
    Just because it was a once in a lifetime event doesn’t mean Ethics go out the door. Yes they should be proud of their accomplishments but they also need to own there missteps. If this was such a grand event for them and they still had one game to play it would have been in their best interests to take it seriously and celebrate after the final game. Ethics should be of the highest standards when representing your school and community. The Ladies I feel sorry for are the 8 that didn’t participate in the stupidity.

  3. FormerCitizen February 29, 2016 at 7:37 am #

    Bishop is known for mishandling situations dealing with youth. We do not know what violations occurred, but this game is once in a lifetime. It is unfotunate that they did not get the chance to compete. BUHS is not an elite sports school and I’m sure if it was the football team they would be playing. Sounds like the same kind of people run the schools and the police dept! Small town BS! Keep your heads up ladies, no one can take away what you have accomplished.

  4. Tinner February 28, 2016 at 3:29 pm #

    Whoa, that’s harsh. It sure will be interesting to find out what these girls did for the school to take such action.

  5. Low-Inyo February 28, 2016 at 1:03 pm #

    Trouble….before I put my two-cents in, I’d like to know what they all did wrong…..either minor,or maybe something really stupid.

    • sugar magnolia February 29, 2016 at 2:49 pm #

      rumor mill points to, ‘gasp’, marijuana.

  6. Trouble February 27, 2016 at 10:45 pm #

    Leave these kids alone. Their not in jail or probation. It’s no one’s business what they are doing when away from school.


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