Bishop High JV baseball team disbanded after alleged misconduct

By Bob Todd

Amid reports of unacceptable acts and behavior on a recent road trip, the Bishop Union High School boys junior varsity baseball team has been disbanded for the 2019 season.

Bishop Union High School

Rumors have swirled in recent days about the bus ride and events in a motel room when the Broncos participated in the two-day Yerington Tournament earlier this month. Some of the alleged sexual misconduct was videoed and uploaded to social media accounts, according to unconfirmed reports.
Several sources say one player was, at one point, held down against his will.
School officials are limited in what information can be released, with minors and personnel matters involved.
Stacy Van Nest, athletic director at Bishop Union High, emailed this statement:
“I regret to inform you that due to athletic suspensions, I have no choice but to collapse my JV baseball team. I apologize, but I need to cancel all remaining games. This is for the junior varsity baseball team only.
“Unfortunately, the actions of a few have shortened the season for the rest. However, at Bishop Union High School we prioritize holding our athletes to a high standard as it is a privilege to participate in athletics, not a right.”
Bishop Unified School District is on spring break this week. A call has been made to Bishop High principal Randy Cook, who was out of the office today.
Sources say the state of Nevada has or will file charges, and there was also information about a threatened lawsuit against Bishop Unified School District.
 

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10 Responses to Bishop High JV baseball team disbanded after alleged misconduct

  1. Almost Native March 26, 2019 at 2:31 am #

    This breaks my heart to hear about. I know how hard so many of not only the players work, but also the parents and school officials do. Any one who has ever coached or umpire high school sports knows to well that you are lucky to get paid enough to cover your travel expenses.
    Please try to remember how hard all these people have worked for years before you criticize them.

     
  2. sugarmags March 26, 2019 at 8:46 am #

    Sports are sometimes the motivation for some students to stay in school, so I’m always sorry to see a program cancelled due to the actions of some. I believe in holding people accountable for their actions, but support finding ways to do it that doesn’t involve ending sports programs.

     
  3. Tinner March 26, 2019 at 4:40 pm #

    Do chaperones accompany school sports teams when on the road?

     
    • nothanks idontwanna March 31, 2019 at 5:25 am #

      No, They just let the 14 and 15 year old kids drive themselves hundreds of miles and figure out their own lodging and food….

       
      • David Dennison March 31, 2019 at 12:35 pm #

        I see “Tinners’ point asking about a chaperone….in this day and age,a lot more to being a TRUE chaperone for a bunch of teen-agers than just a bus driver,or someone planning out meals and lodging for an overnight sports or field trip…in case you haven’t noticed,and as this story atests to,many nowdays teen-agers still need babysitters,not just a chaperone,to keep an eye on them trying to keep them out of trouble and from doing stupid things if they don’t have almost constant adult supervision…. take a look around,this ain’t the olden’ days anymore,

         
  4. Martin March 27, 2019 at 5:57 am #

    Why punish the whole team ????just the ones that done it

     
    • Garry March 27, 2019 at 7:24 am #

      That would be the correct action but unfortunately you can’t play ball with half a team.

       
  5. Ickity March 27, 2019 at 8:46 pm #

    This happened to the girls soccer team a few years ago, however, this situation is much more serious. Whomever was in the rooms where the events took place, or was aware of the events and didn’t not take corrective measures, and whomever shared the event all need to be held accountable. It is serious. It is not harmless childhood games. Why should they get a pass? Wrong is wrong.

     
  6. knute Rockme April 1, 2019 at 4:41 am #

    High school sports are a waste of time and taxes.

     
  7. David Dennison April 6, 2019 at 8:28 am #

    knute Rockme…yep,why “waste” money on something stupid like High School sports when our tax dollars can be much better spent on Mar-A-Lago golfing photo-ops,phony plaques on the Mexico-California border,and packed cult-rallies at various gymnasiums across the United States…

     

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