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Mammoth Volleyball playoff run ends

Mammoth High School Volleyball falls to Summit

submitted by coach John Morris

The Mammoth Huskies girls volleyball team’s 2015 playoff run ended last Saturday with a heart breaking 5 set loss to Summit High School Skyhawks in the CIF-SS 4A quarter finals.

The Huskies traveled to Katella (Anaheim) on Thursday where they defeated the 9th ranked Knights in straight sets 25-18, 25-12, 25-16 in the second round of the playoffs. Taylor Sanders had 11 kills, Callie Mowat added 6 kills and 8 blocks, Kira Shultz had 4 aces and 11 digs, and McKenna Smith had 20 assists.

Mammoth then hosted Summit on Saturday night in front of a frenzied crowd at Mammoth High School. The match was a tight see saw battle from the beginning with the Huskies winning the first set 28-26. The teams then traded sets with Summit winning the second 25-21 and Mammoth winning the third 25-18. With the Huskies on the verge of advancing, the Skyhawks made a big push to take the fourth set 25-17. Mammoth could not seem to get going in the final set losing 15-5.

For the match Kira Shultz had 11 digs,  3 kills, and 16 passes,  Caitlin Young had 13 passes and 5 digs, Hayley Moss had 2 aces, 11 passes and 10 digs, McKenna Smith had 39 assists, Taylor Sanders had 19 kills, 9 digs and 5 blocks, Callie Mowat had 14 kills, 12 blocks and 8 digs, and Tatum Sandvigen had 2 kills, 8 blocks and 2 digs.

The Huskies end their season with an overall record of 26-10.

Coaches Comments:
“Our team had an absolutely memorable season. In general, the best team by far in my 4 years as head coach. It would be hard to describe how proud I am of these girls. They fought hard in all 36 matches this year. In the end we beat at team with 2400 kids (Katella) and lost to a team with 2700 (Summit), 10 times our size. David does not always win but we gave Goliath a good scare! I want to thanks my seniors Taylor Sanders, Kira Shultz, Callie Mowat and Tatum Sandvigen for many years of great play and leadership. May the 4 winds blow you safely home. ”

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Tough Tuesday for Area Volleyball

3 of 4 local teams fall in Tuesday’s Opening round

by Arnie Palu

Bishop Union, Mammoth, Lone Pine, and Big Pine volleyball all opened play Tuesday in their respective playoff brackets, only Mammoth survives to play in round two.  All three losing teams hit the road Tuesday while Mammoth used their home court advantage advancing to Thursdays second round.

Mammoth Huskies

Coach John Morris reports that the Huskies defeated St. Bernard 25-6, 25-9, 25-19 and advance to the 2nd round of the CIF Southern Section 4A tournament on Thursday.   Mammoth is awaiting the winner of Katella and Ramona Convent.

Indivdiual Statistics:
Callie Mowat 2 aces, 4 blocks, 13 kills.
Taylor Sanders 8 kills.
Kira Shultz 2 aces, 3 kills.
McKenna Smith 3 aces, 25 assists.

Bishop Union Broncos

The Broncos fell in five games to Taft high school Tuesday.  Coach Linda Frigerio’s comments, “Going in ranked #9, we were prepared to battle the #8 ranked Wildcats.  Based on playing them in playoffs round 2 last year, we knew we again would be neck and neck and would have to have to play their best to have a chance at victory. After 5 grueling games with scores of 19-25, 25-23,27-29,9-5 Taft came up on top and we wrapped up our season going down swinging. I am incredibly proud of every single girl on this volleyball team for a season that exceeded my expectations.  I believed going in to the season that we would be rebuilding because we are so young.  With only 2 seniors I anticipated the lack of experience would be a detriment.  Instead, they played hard, fought hard and  powered through every match, many of which went 5 games, and lost with character and won with dignity every time.”

Lone Pine Golden Eagles

Coach Mel Joseph’s 1st round report:
Lone Pine traveled to Panorama City on Tuesday to take on St. Genevieve in the First Round of the CIF SS 4-A girls volleyball playoffs.  The Lady Eagles ended their season falling in three games to the number 9 ranked Valiants 18-25, 13-25, 19-25. “ We played well, this team was definitely beatable, we just make some key errors at crucial times that allowed St. Genevieve to create separation.  Having competed in the tough DML against teams like Desert and Mammoth, the girls were well prepared for post season play.  Having competed all season long with only seven players, I am proud of what we accomplished, we met every goal that was set from making the Gold Bracket at the Cal City Tournament to qualifying for post season”.  Coach Joseph did bring up Jessianne Joiner, Celia Ray, and Juliann Jones from the DML Champion JV squad noting that all three had positive touches on the ball in this post season match.  Coach Joseph would like to thank all the fans for their support throughout this season including to 40 plus that made the trip south on Tuesday. Coach Joseph would also like to thank first year assistant and JV Coach Courtnie Hunter for her work this season. LPHS says farewell to six seniors (Niki Martinez, Abby Southey, Lena Cariou, Katelyn Button, Lacie Jones, and Katie Lacey) and wishes them good luck in their endeavors.  Coach Joseph looks forward to his 25th season as the Lady Eagles Skipper.

Individual Statistics:
Setter Niki Martinez 16/16 Serving, 1 Ace, 10 Assists, and 10 Digs.
Outside Hitter Abby Southey 15/15 Serving, 1 Ace, 3 Kills, and 9 Digs.
Opposite Hitter Lena Cariou 6/6 Serving, 3 Kills, 1 Assist, and 5 Digs.
Middle Hitter Taylor Corona 2 Blocks.
Outside Hitter Katelyn Button 5/5 Serving, 4 Kills, and 9 Digs.
Libero Lacie Jones 3/4 Serving, and 16 Digs.
Middle Hitter Katie Lacey 4/6 Serving, 1 Ace, 2 Kills, 2 Blocks, and 7 Digs.

Big Pine Warriors

Big Pine traveled to Hawthorne Tuesday falling in straight games to Da Vinci Design, 25-16, 25-20, 25-18.

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Fall CIF Playoff Schedules

Fall Postseason Schedules

Arnie Palu

Bishop Union Football
The Broncos finish the regular season with a 4-6 record including a 2-2 mark in the High Desert League. The Broncos are the #10 seed in the CIF Central Section Division 5 Championships. BUHS will travel to #7 Mendota High School Friday, November 13th. Fowler High School, the #2 seed, has a bye into the second round. The winner of the BUHS-Mendota game will travel to Fowler for the Quarterfinals Friday, November 20th. Friday’s opening round game will be broadcast live on AM 1230 KBOV, and streamed live at kibskbov.com through the listen live link, kickoff is set for 6pm. Mendota has a 6-4 record and tied for 2nd in the West Sierra League. Mendota is located west of Fresno just 368 miles from Bishop.

Bishop Union Volleyball
Bronco Volleyball will hit the road Tuesday November 10th traveling to Taft High School in the CIF Central Section division 4 volleyball championships. Bishop Union is runners up in the High Desert league and the #9 seed. Taft finished 3rd in the South Sequoia League earning the #8 seed. The winner of Tuesday’s opening round game will travel to #1 Sierra High School for Thursday’s Quarterfinal. Sierra High School is located in Tollhouse, approximately 20 miles northeast of Fresno.

Lone Pine Volleyball
The Golden Eagles will travel to Panorama City Tuesday for opening round action in the CIF Southern Section division 4A volleyball championships. St. Genevieve will play host to the Golden Eagles. St. Genevieve is Champs of the Santa Fe League with an overall record of 13-4-1. Lone Pine tied for 4th in the Desert Mt league with an overall record of 11-12-2.

Mammoth Volleyball
The Mammoth Huskies volleyball team plays the St. Bernard Vikings (Playa del Rey) on Tuesday November 10th at 7pm at Mammoth High School in the first round of the CIF Southern Section division 4a playoffs. Huskies are seeded 5th in the tournament out of 32 teams. Mammoth’s record is 24-9 overall and 12-2 (2nd) place in the Desert Mountain League. St. Bernard is 4-5 overall and 4-5 (3rd place) in the Santa Fe League. Mammoth Coach John Morris highlights Husky standouts this season (CIF div 4A rankings):
Taylor Sanders 254 kills (3rd) .253 hitting % (4th)
Callie Mowat 70 aces (3rd) 99 blocks (4th) and
McKenna Smith 567 assists (2nd)  52 aces (8th)
Doors open at 6pm and admission is $5 for students and kids and $10 for adults.

Big Pine Volleyball
The Big Pine Warriors will travel Tuesday to Hawthorne in southern California in opening round action in the CIF southern section division 5A volleyball championships. The Warriors will take on Wiseburn-Da Vinci High School. The Wolves are 9-7 on the year and champs of the Mulholland League. Big Pine finished 5-7 on the season good for third place in the Hi-Lo League. A win for Big Pine most likely has them facing the tournaments #1 seed Tarbut V’ Torah in the second round.

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Big Pine and Mammoth have a great volleyball weekend

Warriors and Huskies win

Big Pine High School Volleyball enjoyed a key homecoming win Saturday downing Trona in four games while Mammoth had a successful road trip.

Mammoth Coach John Morris reports that the Huskies won all four of their games and enjoyed a great experience taking in the USC-Arizona volleyball match Sunday.

Mammoth Volleyball
Friday at Silver Valley
Mammoth JV won 25-11, 25-18.
Varsity won 25-7, 25-18, 25-9.
Saturday at Vasquez
Mammoth JV won 25-21, 25-27, 15-9.
Varsity won 25-7, 25-13, 25-9.
JV improves to 6-2 in the Desert Mountain League.
Varsity is now 20-8 overall and 8-1 in the DML.
Mammoth’s next match is at home against Lone Pine on Thursday October 22nd.

Big Pine won their homecoming match Saturday against Trona.  Coach Shelly Snoderly commented, “The games were very exciting, keeping us on the edge of our seats.”

Big Pine won in four games, dropping game one 26-28, but taking the next three by scores of 26-24, 25-17, 25-21. 

Individual Statistics
Cassie Meza – 13 points, 5 aces, 6 attacks, 1 kill.
Lauren Simpson – 8 points, 1 ace, 26 attacks, 6 kills, 6 assists.
Gabby Meza – 12 points, 3 aces, 14 attacks, 1 kill, 13 digs.
Cammbrianna Marquez – 8 attacks, 2 kills, 15 digs.
Gena Lewis – 7 points, 2 aces, 27 attacks, 3 kills, 13 assists, 14 digs.
Anah-Kee Mason –  8 points, 4 aces, 25 attacks, 7 kills, 15 digs.

Next up for Big Pine High School Volleyball is a road game in Ridgecrest against Immanuel Christian on Saturday, October 24th at 11am.

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Weekend Volleyball round up

Mammoth and Big Pine Volleyball

Mammoth @ Mojave and Desert Christian
Submitted by Mammoth High School Volleyball Coach John Morris:

The JV lost a close one to Desert Christian (Lancaster) 25-19, 22-25, 13-15 despite being ahead 11-6 on the third game. Mammoth JV were led by Sydney Willingham with 2 aces and 6 kills Mallory Podosin with 1 ace and 10 assists. The JV huskies are 4-2 in Desert Mtn League play.

Mammoth High School Varsity defeated Mojave on Friday night 25-4, 25-5 and 25-9 in a match which saw all 11 Huskies play. The Huskies then defeated the Knights of Desert Christian in Lancaster for the first time in 6 years with scores of 25-20, 25-12, 25-15. Mammoth was led by the outstanding defense and passing of Kira Shultz with 7 perfect serve receptions and 15 digs. Callie Mowat added 6 aces, 8 kills and 7 blocks. Taylor Sanders had 7 kills and 10 digs, Tatum Sandvigen had 5 aces, 5 kills  and 6 blocks. Mckenna Smith added 4 aces and 27 assists. 

The Varsity Huskies are 18-8 overall and 6-1 (2nd place) in the Desert Mountain League. They next travel to Silver Valley on Friday Oct 16 and to Vasquez on Saturday October 17. 

Big Pine vs. Baker
Submitted by Big Pine High School Volleyball Coach Shelly Snoderly

Big Pine played Baker over the weekend and unfortunately did not win, but played a great game.  We played five matches, that were all pretty close games.

Scores – 25-18, 20-25, 24-26, 25-22, 9-15.

Lauren Simpson – 24 attacks, 2 kills, 8 assists, 10 digs.
Gabby Meza – 14 points, 1 ace, 13 attacks, 2 kills, 15 digs.
Kaylee Simpson – 3 points, 2 aces, 13 attacks, 3 kills, 6 digs.
Cammbrianna Marquez – 7 points, 2 aces, 2 attacks, 1 kill, 16 digs.
Gena Lewis – 16 points, 5 aces, 22 attacks, 5 kills, 7 assists, 24 digs.
Anah-Kee Mason – 9 points, 2 aces, 29 attacks, 6 kills, 12 digs.

Next game Oct 13, 2015 @ 5pm at home against Lee Vining.

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Mammoth-Lone Pine Volleyball

DML showdown: Round 1 goes to Mammoth

Mammoth varsity Volleyball stayed unbeaten in Desert Mountain League play with a straight games win Wednesday Night.  Lone Pine came into the match unbeaten, but Mammoth handed the Golden Eagles their first league loss.  The two teams will meet again on October 22nd at Mammoth High School.

With the win Wednesday night, Mammoth Varsity raises their record to 16-7 overall and 4-0 in the DML. Mammoth faces also undefeated Desert on Friday at Mammoth High School. JVplays at 3pm, Varsity at 4pm.

For Lone Pine the loss moves the Golden Eagles record to 3-1 DML, 7-6-2 overall.  Lone Pine hosts Boron today, Thursday October 1st.

Varsity Volleyball

Mammoth won in three games.
25-16, 25-19, 30-28.
Mammoth Statistics
Taylor Sanders had 17 kills.
McKenna Smith had 33 assists and scored 15 points off serve.
Kira Shultz had 14 digs and scored 18 points off serve.
Lone Pine Statistics
Setter Niki Martinez, 12/14 Serving, 4 aces, 1 Kill, 12 Assists, 16 Digs.
Outside Hitter Abby Southey 12/14 Serving, 2 Kills, 3 Digs.
Opposite Hitter Lena Cariou 9/9 Serving, 2 Kills, 13 Digs.
Middle Hitter Taylor Corona 2 Kills, 1 assist, and 2 Digs.
Outside Hitter Katelyn Button 6/6 Serving, 4 Kills, 10 Digs.
Libero Lacie Jones 8/8 Serving, 1 Ace, 23 Digs.
Middle Hitter Katie Lacey 10/13 Serving, 2 Aces, 2 Kills, 2 Blocks, and 4 Digs.

Coach Mel Joseph’s comments
“We just did not convert offensively throughout the match, and missed a couple of key serves in game 3 that would have forced a game 4. The girls played hard, I was proud of their overall effort”

Junior Varsity

The Lone Pine JV defeated Mammoth 25-22, 22-25, 15-10. The Lone Pine JV are now 3-0 DML, 5-1 overall.
Individual statistics
Celia Ray-14/15 serving, 3 aces, 4 kills, 7 assists, and 2 digs.
Shelby Chavez-15/17 serving, 5 aces, 2 kills, and 3 digs.
Jessianne Joiner-9/10 serving, 2 aces, 9 kills, 2 blocks, and 11 digs.
Berenice Gutierrez-5/6 serving, 2 aces, 4 assists, and 2 digs.
Juliann Jones-7/7 serving, 1 ace, and 5 digs.
Mariah Button-8/9 serving, 1 ace, and 10 digs.
Marissa Honeyman- 3 kills

cover photo provided by Mammoth Coach John Morris, Mammoth Celebrating at their invitational

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Huskies Stay Hot

Mammoth Volleyball Opens DML play

The Mammoth Huskies Volleyball team opened Desert Mountain League play with strong, straight games wins over Vasquez.  Both Mammoth JV and Varsity turned in dominating performances.    During pre-league play Mammoth took third place in their invitational and also finished 3rd out of 24-teams in the competitive California City Tournament.   The Huskies, under the direction of coach John Morris, made quick work of Vasquez Thursday Night.

report submitted by Coach Morris:

The Huskie JV won 25-18, 25-21. Sydney Willingham, Taylor Morgan and Cameron Lum all had 2 kills each, Taylor Morgan added 3 aces and Mallory Podosin had 7 assists.

Mammoth Varsity won convincingly 25-11, 25-12, 25-17. McKenna Smith had 24 assists, Taylor Sanders added 5 aces and 11 kills, Callie Mowat has 6 aces 5 kills and 4 blocks, Kira Shultz had 5 aces and 7 digs, and Tatum Sandvigen added 3 aces, 4 kills and 3 blocks. 

Mammoth faces Desert Christian at home on Friday night. 

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Mammoth Volleyball Tourney results

Mammoth Volleyball Invitational

Provided by John Morris, Head Coach MHS

The Mammoth Huskies Volleyball team hosted the Mammoth Volleyball Invitational Tournament this past weekend and placed 3rd behind Yosemite (Oakhurst) and tournament champion Brentwood (Los Angeles). 12 teams participated in total.

The Huskies started very strong in Friday’s pool play defeating Rosamond, Kern Valley and Bishop JV and posted a perfect 6-0 record. Mammoth began Saturday’s double elimination tournament as the 2nd seed and defeated Rosamond in straight sets. The Huskies then faced perennial power Yosemite (Division 2) in the winners bracket semi-final and prevailed 21-12, 20-21, 17-15 in front of a very loud and excited home crowd. In the winner’s bracket final Mammoth faced Brentwood. another Division 2 team and put up a great fight before losing 21-20 and 21-10. The Huskies final match came against Yosemite again in the loser’s bracket final. Mammoth lost a heart breaker 21-20, 21-20 to place third. Brentwood defeated Yosemite in straight sets to win the Invitational.

Said Mammoth head coach John Morris, “It’s hard to describe how well we played this weekend. Both Yosemite and Brentwood are Division 2 teams (Mammoth is in Division 4a), much larger schools with a lot more club volleyball experience. To play them so closely was incredible. This was the best 2 days of volleyball I have ever seen a Mammoth team play. Our girls have worked very hard to get to this level and the season ahead looks bright. The tournament as a whole was a big success and I think all the teams enjoyed our Mammoth hospitality and our new gym.”

The Huskies travel to California City on September 18 and 19 for the Cal City Tournament before beginning their league season against Vasquez at home on September 24.

Lone Pine Golden Eagles

Provided by Mel Joseph, Head Coach LPHS

At Mammoth Lakes, the Lady Eagles finished in top six at the Mammoth Volleyball Invitational over the weekend. The Lady Eagles finished second in Friday’s pool play and entered Saturday’s bracket play as the overall fifth seed. The Lady Eagles opened up bracket play defeating the Mammoth JV 21-10, 21-15. Lone Pine then knocked off Cal City 21-15, 15-25, 15-9, setting up a third round match up (with eventual tournament champion) Brentwood losing 21-5, 21-15. In the double elimination format, the Lady Eagles then fell to Rosamond 21-19, 20-21, 10-15. “We had a very positive weekend, every ball this team touched was a learning experience”. “I was happy with our play and team chemistry, all of our players should be happy with their performances”. Lone Pine travels next to the 24 team Cal City Tournament this Friday and Saturday.

Individual Tournament Statistics

Niki Martinez, 56/59 Serving (95%), 13 Aces, 11 Kills, 89 Assists, 14 Digs.
Abby Southey, 54/57 Serving (95%), 18 Aces, 32 Kills, 15 Digs.
Lena Cariou, 34/35 Serving (97%), 5 Aces, 12 Kills, 11 Digs.
Taylor Corona, 18 Kills, 2 Blocks.
Katelyn Button, 21/24 Serving (88%), 3 Aces, 22 Kills, 10 Digs.
Lacie Jones, 38/40 Serving (95%), 5 Aces, 72 Digs.
Shyann Padilla, 8 Digs.
Katie Lacey, 30/35 Serving (86%), 7 aces, 25 Kills, 12 Blocks.

Bishop Union High School

Provided by Assistant Coach Steve Park

Both varsity and JV played in the annual Mammoth Invitational
Tournament this past weekend.  Bishop Varsity had their ups and downs at the Mammoth Invitational.  The inexperience of this young team and having 2 starters out with injuries proved to be challenging as they found it difficult to find their momentum and play with cohesion. With a record of 7 and 7 on the weekend, the Broncos learned a lot and will be applying the knowledge and experience to each of their upcoming matches.

As Bishop JV was one of only two JV teams competing in the tournament, the team’s only expectation was that they would play a lot of good volleyball. Competition was tough but they played well enough to win 3 out of 11 games in 5 matches.  The coaches were especially impressed with the team’s serve reception.  While Bishop JV had never practiced with hard serves common in a varsity match, they nonetheless successfully returned 77% of the serves.  Overall, both coaches and players were pleased with how well the team did.

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Mammoth Volleyball @ Yerington

Huskies thrive at Yerington Tournament

submitted by Mammoth Coach John Morris:

The Mammoth Huskies girls volleyball team opened their 2015 season this past weekend with their first entry into the very tough Yerington tournament. The tournament features 20 teams from all over northern Nevada and a few Eastern Sierra teams. Yerington High School, the host team, has won the Nevada state title for their division 6 out of the past 8 years.

The Huskies played very well on Friday winning 2 out of 3 matches and earning a berth to the Gold (top) tournament on Saturday. The Huskies defeated Moapa Valley and Wells and lost a very close and well played  match to Yerington 25-24, 25-20. Mammoth did not fare as well on Saturday losing to Dayton, Lowry and Spanish Springs before finishing with a win vs. Portola.

According to Mammoth head coach John Morris, “This was all about getting to know each other and playing some really tough teams. We have only been practicing for about a week, due to construction of our new gym floor. The Yerington tournament has a reputation for really high quality play and it was a big success for us to make it into the Gold tournament and to play against the best that were there. It was a great early season experience for our team.”

The 2015 Huskies are led by Senior outside hitters Callie Mowat and Taylor Sanders, Senior opposite hitter and defensive specialist Kira Shultz, Senior middle blocker Tatum Sandvigen, Junior setter McKenna Smith and Junior libero Caitlin Young. Mammoth hosts the Mammoth Volleyball Invitational tournament on September 11 and 12 at the newly renovated Mammoth High School gym. 12 teams from Oakhurst to LA plan to attend.

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