From left: MHS Girls’ Snowboarders Dawson, Philbrook and Cotter. (Photo: Papa Cotter)
Girls Snowboard Team takes 3rd
The Mammoth High School Girls Snowboard team returned from the 2010 CA and NV State Championships with a banner (1st-3rd only) to hang in the gym for the first time in many years. Competing against 31 other high schools they took third in combined slalom and giant slalom.
What is significant is that the two schools that beat them are giant high school with more than 4000 students. Mammoth has approximately 300 students. Furthermore, the team score is made up of your team’s top three finishers in each event. The big schools have seven or eight girls who qualify for Championships. So if a girl falls or DQs they have another who can contribute to the team score.
MHS took 3 girls to Championships. They all had to finish and finish well for the team to win and they did. Kendall Dawson led the team with a 12th place (out of more than 80 girls) in GS and a 13th or 14th in slalom. Her teammates Whitney Philbrook and Sarah Cotter were right behind.
South Gateway Student Apartments are available at an Early Bird discounted rate for a limited time to students of Cerro Coso Community College – Mammoth Campus. Students save $100 per month on rent in the one bedroom apartments. This is a savings of $900 for the school year. Students must sign up by May 1 to take advantage of this discount.
South Gateway Student Apartments, which together with Cerro Coso Community College comprise the “Mammoth Campus,” offer deluxe, fully furnished accommodations that include utilities and internet, landscape views, and flat-screen televisions.
Due to a double-whammy of rising tuition costs and capped enrollment at California universities, the Mammoth Campus is a smart choice for college-bound students. With in-state tuition only $26 per unit, the Mammoth Lakes Foundation-run student apartments (which start at $650/month with the Early Bird Special) provide a “home away from home” experience. Those looking to earn credits towards either a degree or a transfer – while enjoying the mountain lifestyle – will find it all here in Mammoth Lakes. Visit MammothStudentApartments.org for more information.
Search and Rescue recruiting
Mono County’s Search and Rescue (SAR) Team has launched its 2010 recruiting drive. This year’s recruiting open house will be held at the Mammoth Lakes Community Center on Forest Trail this Thursday, March 25 at 7 p.m.
The Mono County SAR Team operates under the authority of the Mono County Sheriff. The Team responds to backcountry problems including hiking and climbing accidents, medical emergencies, downed aircraft, and lost hikers, skiers, and snowmobiles – any back country problem beyond the reach of normal medical, fire or law enforcement officials.
This volunteer team is made up of local men and women trained in the full range of back country skills including “rigging for rescue” (using climbing equipment for rescue in difficult terrain), wilderness first aid, white water rescue, working with helicopters and operation of the team’s extensive inventory of trucks, snowmobiles and backcountry equipment. Members respond to about 50 operations per year and attend approximately 30 training events and monthly meetings. While attendance at every operation and training event is not essential, a good faith effort to participate is required.
If you have questions regarding the SAR Team or the open house call 760.709.1515.
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