Archive - Oct 15, 2010 - Sports Article
With the ski season just over the lip of the horizon, Mammothâ€™s top junior skiers are on the snow, sharpening their edges, training hard and reaching for the stars.
First among the athletes was Bryce Eller, who this month returned from 14 days in Chile, where he joined eight members of the U.S. Development Team for on-snow training in La Parva.
It was, said Mammoth Mountain Ski Team coach Kevin Francis, more than just an enlightening experience. It was grueling, disciplined and technical, all rolled into a single two-week camp.
â€¨The Mammoth Husky volleyballers went the distance against Vasquez on Saturday, but fell short in a five-game match at Mammoth High School.
And it wasnâ€™t just in games â€“ it was in the closeness of the scores.
The Huskies, coming off a quick, three-game victory over Desert Christian on Friday night, took the first game against Vasquez, 25-17 but dropped the next two, 22-25 and 12-25.
â€śI think we were surprised at how well Vasquez played,â€ť said coach Megan Guffy. â€śTheyâ€™ve certainly improved since the last time we played them, and it caught us off guard.â€ť
The Mammoth Huskies return home tonight after what seems much longer than two weeks on the road.
And this time, they play against a team whose name does not begin with â€śB.â€ť
That may not seem like a big deal, but after the Huskies lost to the Bishop Broncos, 59-6, two weeks ago, and 50-6 to the Boron Bobcats last week, a name like Lucerne Valley has a nice ring to it.
The Huskies, 2-3 on the year and 0-1 in conference, play the 1-4 Mustangs tonight in a 7 p.m. game at Gault/McClure Stadium, with the junior varsity game set for 4 oâ€™clock.
Rumors that the endangered Lahontan cutthroat trout will not be stocked on the Mono County-owned Conway Ranch are just that, rumors, according to county economic development director Dan Lyster.
Lyster said plans to stock the ranch with 10,000 trout are still in place, even after rumors circulated throughout the fishing community that the ranch had been left off the list of state-approved stocking designations.
The rumors came from a Fish and Wildlife Service permit that mistakenly did not specifically state Conway as a destination for the fish.