Inyo/Mono High School GS Races
Mammoth High School Ski and Snowboard Team had their final round of giant slalom qualifiers on Friday, Jan. 23 at home. MHS snowboarder Devin Tubbs continued to dominate the South 11 Division winning both races, while teammate Tyler Searles came in second for all four of his runs. So far Tubbs remains undefeated for the season having won both runs for all four GS races this season. On the girls’ side, Fleur Connolly matched Tubb’s performance, also winning all eight of her GS runs for the season. Julia Cage who missed the previous two races, placed fourth in her first race and came back to take third in the final race.
The MHS skiers showed their strength with Ryan Foulke taking the win over teammate Griffin Covert in the first race. But, Foulke made mistake in the first run of the second race, and even though he won the second run the door was open for Covert to come back and take the win. Placing second behind Covert was Brenden Torrance, followed by Mason Forsythe who completed the one-two-three sweep for the Husky boys. Mallory Podosin and Sierra Gilfoy continued to battle it out for first place with each girl taking one win. Podosin was the top girl in the first race, but she had to settle for second place behind Gilfoy in the final GS. Gilfoy was not only the winner of the girl’s second race of the day; her time was the third fastest overall time of the race including all of the boy’s times. Lynn Regelbrugge and Melanie Moyer were weren’t far behind with each posting top five results.
CNISSF Truckee Sprints
The Mammoth High School and Middle School Nordic team traveled to Boreal for the CNISSF Truckee Sprints on Jan. 23. MHS’s Trace Calvin and Calvin Forsythe took fifth and eighth respectively, while teammate Amanda Kirkeby was third for the high school girls.
Middle School skiers Jared Mahler and Alexia Craven each turned in impressive results with Mahler taking fifth out of 78 boys, while Craven posted the sixth fastest time out of 62 girls. Both the high school and middle school teams will compete at home on Feb. 6, when Tamarack will host the Mammoth Classic.
Volcom PB&RJ, Jan. 24
Mammoth Mountain was the site of Volcom’s Peanut Butter and Rail Jam on Saturday, Jan. 24.
Three park features were dug in side-by-side to create a “rail zone” for the riders to hit as many times as they liked within their twenty-minute sets. During the PBRJ event, competitors were judged on the tricks they landed, not on their bails, on the separate rail/box features.
In the Women’s Division Mammoth’s Danica Duffy was first, while local rider Mariah Dugan took second. Thirteen year-old Judd Henkes, representing Mammoth Mountain Snowboard Team out rode everyone in the “15 and Under” division to take first, while local rider Jake Langston, 10 years old, was third. Joss McAlpin, MMST, was third in the Open Class.
Mammoth Tech Skiers Shine
U14 members of the Mammoth Mountain Ski Team traveled to Lake Tahoe’s Diamond Peak Resort on January 24-25 for the Diamond Peak North Series U14 Slalom.
On Saturday, MMST’s Charlie Regelbrugge, recovering from a case of pneumonia, faced some strong competition coming from Squaw Valley’s Isaac Mozen and Matthew Smallhouse. Smallhouse, who had the advantage of racing on his home mountain, won the first run by .37 over Mozen, with Regelbrugge finishing a few more places down the list in fifth.
But, it was a different story for the second run. Smallhouse dropped back to take third, Mozen repeated his second place result and Regelbrugge turned on the heat to win the run by 1.91 over Mozen and take the win by 1.28. Regelbrugge’s teammate Bruno Amon-Franceschi, who had two solid runs, ended up in fourth place.
The following day Regelbrugge, won both runs putting him 1.18 ahead of Mozen, who ended up in second after Smallhouse dropped to fifth in his second run, earning him the third place finish for the day. Amon-Franceschi had his work cut out after coming in 16th for his first run. But, “the comeback kid” put that run behind him and came back to post the second fastest time behind Regelbrugge moving him into seventh for the day. Sam Beutner rounded out front page results taking 15th.
Two MMST girls, Kendall Lach and Evin Haworth each finished the weekend with a top fifteen result. On Saturday, Lach landed in 12th and on Sunday, Haworth, who was seventh after her first run, came back to be the third fastest girl in the second run, which moved her into fourth for the day.
MHS Boys Coach Robbie Presson reports his team walloped Boron last Saturday 69-50. Steven and Christian Orrick led the way with 21 and 20 points respectively. Center Martin Thompson did his best Manute Bol impression, blocking eight shots. Mario Rios had 13 points and 8 rebounds and Tyler Nollen added 10 points.
The team is home for two games this weekend. Check the calendar on p. 14 for times.