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Huskies drop Homecoming game to Desert Christian, 51-20

November 6, 2010

Everything seemed so perfect. Fantastic fall weather. Homecoming festivities. But then the game started, and well ...

The Huskies put 20 points on the board and looked good doing it, but it was not enough to stop Desert Christian from putting up 51. Gimme an "O." Gimme a "U." Gimme a "C." Gimme an "H."

The loss dropped the Huskies to 3-6 overall and 1-4 in the league. At Gault-McClure Stadium, the Huskies dropped to 2-3, with their finale next Friday night agasint Silver Valley.

Ski Area has San Francisco in its crosshairs

November 5, 2010

San Francisco, look out. The Mammoth Mountain Ski Area’s marketing team is about to descend on The City in a big-time way in about two weeks, promoting the ski hill and this season’s flights to and from San Francisco International.

Howard Pickett, MMSA’s marketing chief, said final plans have not yet been set, but his team is in the final stages of a series of planned efforts, including some kind of public relations “stunt.”

The team is working with Lyman Public Relations, a Sonoma County (Napa) firm.

Stacey Cook Scholarship winners announced

November 1, 2010

Two-time Olympian Stacey Cook of Mammoth congratulated Mackenzie Bachmeier, Danielle Brownell-Patty, Johanna Gur and Forrest Ferguson this week on winning the 2011 Stacey Cook/Sun Valley Ski Tools Scholarship (SVST). The four young racers will receive $500 worth of ski tools and $500 worth of ski wax to use throughout the entire alpine season.

Now in its fourth year, the scholarship recognizes four J2 (ages 15-16) or J3 (ages 13-14) level athletes who exemplify talent, a good attitude, community involvement and a commitment to alpine skiing

Vasquez topples Huskies, 21-0

October 31, 2010

You can't win if you can' score. Just ask the Mammoth Huskies, who were shut out Friday night by the Vasquez Mustangs, 21-0.

The loss dropped Mammoth to 3-5 for the season and 1-3 in the conference.

Next week, the Huskies taken on Desert Christian at Gault-McClure Stadium.

Mammoth volleyballers sweep past Desert Christian

October 25, 2010

The Mammoth Huskies volleyball team raised its record to 7-3 on the season with a victory in four games over Desert Christian on Friday.

After dropping the first game, 25-20, the Huskies reeled off three straight wins, 25-21, 25-18 and 25-15.

Coach Megan Duffey singled out Jenny Clark for kudos. Clark had 10 digs, one kill and "really played a great defensive game," she said.

In addition:

* Kate Desalvo: 2 aces, 7 digs, 22 kills, 1 block

* Aly Vanko: 1 ace, 10 digs, 2 kills, 28 assists

* Sam Knadler: 11 digs, 6 kills

* Arely Bramona-Fierro: 1 ace, 5 digs, 3 assists

Huskies lose at Mojave, 29-9

October 23, 2010

The Mammoth Huskies dropped to 3-4 on the season Friday night when they lost, 29-9, at Mojave.

It was the final road game of the season for Mammoth, which returns home next week to face Vasquez.

Skier Stacey Cook begins road to redemption

October 22, 2010

Stacey Cook’s road to redemption stretches out ahead, four years long.

She knows it is going to be a difficult journey, both physically and psychologically, but if all goes well, the road will end at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Krasnodar Krai, Russia.

The 26-year-old downhill racer, Mammoth’s best hope on the U.S. Women’s Ski team, said she enters the 2010-2011 ski season as determined as ever, in spite of her horrific crash at last February’s Vancouver Games.

Huskies win, 38-14, against Lucerne Valley

October 16, 2010

Coming off two difficult defeats on the road, the Mammoth Huskies rallied on Friday night and thumped Lucerne Valley, 38-10.

The victory brought the Huskies to 3-3 on on the season and 1-1 in the conference.

Mammoth ski team hits the snow, in Chile and Mt. Hood

October 15, 2010

With the ski season just over the lip of the horizon, Mammoth’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.

Husky Volleyballers win quick, then fall short

October 15, 2010


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 wasn’t just in games – 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.

“I think we were surprised at how well Vasquez played,” said coach Megan Guffy. “They’ve certainly improved since the last time we played them, and it caught us off guard.”

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