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Wormhoudt stars in 44-26 loss to Kern Valley; 269 yards running on 31 attempts

September 1, 2012

The Mammoth Huskies fell to Kern Valley, 44-26, Friday night at Gault/McClure Stadium, but it wasn't for lack of trying — especially by senior tailback Tyler Wormhoudt.

Injured a week ago with a sprained knee, Wormhoudt was cleared to play on Wednesday, and boy, did he play on Friday night.

The Huskies' running back picked up a whopping 269 yards on the ground, on 31 attempts. That averages 8.7 yards a carry. He scored three touchdowns, too, In addition, he returned five kicks for 220 yards, totaling 489 all purpose yards.

But it wasn't enough.

It's Pickleball season! Now, what the heck is Pickleball?

September 1, 2012

Each Tuesday afternoon at the town tennis courts, a strange cadre of people, carrying odd racquets and yellow whiffle balls, take to the playing surface.

It is not the U.S. Open.

It is not tennis.

The people play “Pickleball” each Tuesday evening from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and they’re looking for more converts to the sport.

It is played with what looks like an oversized table-tennis paddle, on a shortened court. It is a doubles-only format, at least under the canopy of trees in Mammoth, and it looks like a load of fun.

Mammoth's Brit Cogan wins summer national biathlon; Montana man takes men's title

September 1, 2012

Britt Cogan, facing an impressive national field in the Summer Biathlon National championships in Auburn last Friday, won the women’s division by more than two minutes ahead of her closest competitor.

Cogan, 25, arrived from Mammoth Lakes from Wisconsin four years ago but went to college in Iowa, playing soccer instead of cross country skiing in her home state.

As an orthopedics technician at Mammoth Hospital, Cogan met Dr. Mike Karch, the mastermind of the Mammoth Biathlon, who has been behind her training, both on snow and off.

Youth Football gets 31-13 victory

September 1, 2012

Mammoth’s Youth Football team does not have uniforms, is short of funding, and has a host of other issues facing the players and coaches this year.

But so far, playing well is not one of them.

The Little Huskies whupped up on Trona, 31-13 last weekend, with two players, Ryder Radcliffe and Ricky Johnson, scoring two touchdowns apiece and with Danny Longino scoring one.

More than that, the team held Trona to just 13 points, which was enough to put wind in their sails for their next game at Big Bear next weekend.

No TV this year for Huskies, Broncos

August 31, 2012

For the first time in 12 years, high school football has disappeared from the airwaves.

KSRW (Sierra Wave) sports director Bob Todd said the station dropped the broadcasts “for a number of reasons,” but declined to go into specifics.

The decision is a blow to high school sports fans, as well as to the teams themselves, said Huskies Head Coach Marty Thompson.

“It’s a huge deal to those people who watch the games, and it was a great tool for us.”

It also was a public service that not many communities have ever had a chance to experience.

Conway Ranch plans big dump of Alpers trout for Labor Day Weekend

August 26, 2012

The following locations will be stocked with Alpers Trophy Trout from Conway Ranch courtesy of the Bishop Chamber of Commerce: 

• Intake II 

 

Adult Softball League starts playoffs; XRC favorite in men’s division, wide open in co-ed tourney

August 26, 2012

Mammoth’s softball teams finish their seasons this week with dizzying rounds of multiple playoffs.

Monday, Aug. 27, is the start of the single-elimination playoffs, with Greyhawk, Originales, Grumpy’s Holy Rollers, Austria Hof-Thunderstruck, Guerreros and Los Mayas in the hunt.

Downright dirty, freakin' filthy, 'Mud Run' on Mammoth Mountain

August 24, 2012

For those who have ever harbored a fantasy of getting down and dirty in public, with knowns and unknowns, Saturday, Aug. 25, is the day for you and Mammoth Mountain is the place.

It is the Mammoth Mud Run—six kilometers of downright down-and-dirty, commencing on the hill in the morning and ending only when the last contestant gulps down his or her last throatful of pumice-laced mountain juice.

It is actually no joke. It is an endurance athletic event, as hyped by, among others, Deena Kastor, on her social media musings.

The “race,” as it were, is split into different levels.

Tallus promotes Mammoth at ESPY awards

August 24, 2012

Tallus was invited to be one of six vendors in the gifting lounge at the ESPYs on July 10 and 11—ESPN’s annual sports awards show, held this summer in Los Angeles, according to a recent press release.

At the two-day event, athletes, business agents and corporate clients, such as Microsoft and executives from ESPN, got acquainted with Mammoth, some having never been to the mountain resort town before.

“It was great exposure for the town,” said Tallus General Manager Craig Copeland in the press release.

Mammoth Sharks swim team reaches end of season

August 24, 2012

The Mammoth Lakes Swim Team is finishing up another successful summer swim season, according to summer coaches Lindsay Barksdale and Teryn Falkingham.

The Sharks began practice at Whitmore Pool on May 22 and will finish up with a meet in Morgan Hill over Labor Day weekend. The team had just over 90 swimmers, ranging from 5 to 17 years old.

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