Archive - Sports Article
April 20th, 2012
Mammoth High School distance runner Toby Qualls won in the 3200m Russell Cup Invitational last Saturday, but it wasn’t just his competition that was the obstacle.
The Technical Rescue Instructional Project (TRIP) is a local nonprofit aiming to increase technical rescue competence in the recreational climbing community and public safety sector through the provision of affordable rescue training.
While TRIP has developed a standardized curriculum, its trainings have the feel of being custom tailored to the skill sets of the student and range from safe rappelling practices to advanced casualty rescues in completely vertical environments.
Itâ€™s been a dismal winter.
As of Thursday afternoon when the Mammoth Times went to press, the snowfall at Mammoth Pass was at 48 percent of normal for the year. The water content in that snowfall was even lowerâ€”20 percent of normal. The cumulative Owens River Basin snowfall is at about 35 percent of normal. The state gives the central Sierra, where Mammoth Lakes lies, an average of about 28 percent of normal for April 1 this year.
Here’s an idea you can run with:
The Mammoth Biathlon this year was an unqualified success, its coordinator said this week, but the annual event still lacks one critical piece.
Mammoth marathoner Meb Keflezighi continues to reap the rewards of his first-place finish at the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials and his placement on the U.S. Olympic Team.
If you didn’t know what was happening, skiers on Mammoth Mountain last Tuesday might have thought it was 1976 all over again.
Death Valley’s Amargosa River knows nothing, and everything, about being a river
The river is gone.
A few hours ago, it was here and now it is not.
As my last week of training before the Biathlon inched along, I found myself constantly referencing Alana Levin's workout recommendations to be sure I would be ready.
It’s not like it happened suddenly.
The first boatload of money from Measure U funds will arrive in mid-May, and the Mammoth Track Club will be waiting with open arms.
This is the weekend we've been waiting for.
The Annual Mammoth Biathlon is all set to go off on Saturday and Sunday on a new course and with new rules for spectators.
From the first days of training—highlighted by headlong wrecks and time lost trying to coerce my pole straps onto my wrists—my skating has come a very long way. I have also learned some very valuable lessons: Most notably, I have got to replace those fancy Velcro straps on my poles in favor of the traditional, simple loop strap.
After a few weeks floundering around on my skate skis, I finally got up the nerve to attend one of the skate skiing clinics at Tamarack Lodge.