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A tribute to my old ski buddy, Ward Baker

September 28, 2012

During the winters of 1947-48, I lived with Ward Baker in the Sun Valley parking lot, in a 4x8 foot trailer. Someone asked me last night, “Who is Ward Baker?”

Ward grew up in Manhattan Beach. I first met him while I was surfing, in January, in the freezing cold waters of the South Bay near his house. I was riding my homemade, 11-foot long, 95-pound redwood surfboard, and he was riding his homemade redwood surfboard that was about 7 feet long. It weighed nearly as much as mine did. We met in 1941, long before the invention of 8-pound foam and fiberglass boards.

Mammoth runners impressive in L.A. meet

September 28, 2012

Mammoth High School cross-country runners don’t have a big team, but they’ve got a big name.

The Huskies took seven runners to the 39th Annual Bellarmine Jefferson Invitational at Griffith Park in Los Angeles last weekend and came away with impressive performances.

The first race of the day featured four freshmen from Mammoth in the Fosh/Soph race. Up-and-comer Jeremy Laguna ran the 2.95-mile course in 18:52, placing ninth, and received a medal for his performance.

Huskies hope to continue winning ways

September 28, 2012

The Mammoth Huskies, now in the thick of High Desert Conference play, get to participate in a Home- coming tonight (Friday).

The problem is that it’s Boron’s homecoming, not theirs.

Coming off a strong 49-8 victory over Riverside Prep at Gault/MClure Stadium, the Huskies actually look to ruin Boron’s big night.

It won’t be easy.

Boron (4-1) is coming off a 56-6 victory over Vasquez on Friday, Sept. 21, and have won games this season by 54-0, 61-0 and 55-0. The Bobcats’ only loss was on Sept. 14, when they were taken to the cleaners, 48-6, by Rio Honda Prep of Arcadia.

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