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Every Senior for 2019 Class Set to Graduate in KIBS Coverage Area

Graduation season is here in the Eastern Sierra and West and South Central Nevada. With all of the schools saying goodbye to the class of 2019, parents can be proud of the numbers.

Bishop Union High School will be seeing 122 students receiving diplomas, with no seniors ineligible to walk. The valedictorian of of Bishop High School will be Ariana Pope, who is scheduled to study at the University of Nevada, Reno.

As for south of KIBS/KBOV studios, Big Pine High School will see their class of five seniors walk, with the top student of the class, Cassandra Meza also attending University of Nevada, Reno.

Owens Valley School will have their two seniors walk on June 6th, with Steven Mather being crowned as Valedictorian.

Lone Pine have sixteen seniors slated to graduate depending on how finals go, with the valedictorian still undecided.

Up north in Mono County, Lee Vining will see six graduates walk with two co-valedictorians. The two girls atop the class are Caelen McQuilkin, and Sophia McKee.

Mammoth High School will see ninety-nine seniors graduate, which is one of their largest classes ever. The valedictorian is Guy Laborde.

Over in Tonopah, Nevada, the senior class has already graduated. Thirty-eight students walked with no seniors ineligible to receive their diplomas. The valedictorian for Tonopah High School is Delaney Friel. Currently, she is undecided as to where she will attend college.

Lastly, Round Mountain High School had thirteen graduates walk last week.

Congratulations to the class of 2019!


Shelter set up in Mammoth to assist locals effected by heavy winter.

Posted by Seth Conners

In response to the structural damage occurring to some residences in the Mammoth Lakes area, American Red Cross Los Angeles Region disaster workers have opened a shelter at the Mammoth High School (365 Sierra Park Road).

According to Stuart Brown in Mammoth Lakes the shelter supports the immediate needs of those affected, including a safe place to stay, food, water, and access to health services, emotional support and other recovery resources. Impacted residents are welcome to stop by during the day even if they choose to spend the night elsewhere.

For additional information about the shelter, please contact Kathryn Peterson, Social Services Director – Mono County Department of Social Services at (760) 924-1763 or via email at

Mammoth Booster Club Christmas Tree Sale


submitted by the Mammoth High School Booster Club

Magnificent Christmas Trees from Oregon and Washington are now on sale in the MHS Booster Christmas Tree Lot at Vons (Minaret Village Mall).

This is the major Mammoth High School Booster fundraiser for the season so please consider supporting a local and worthy cause. Proceeds benefit the College Book Awards, MHS Sport Teams, ASB/NHS, Fishing, Drama and Band clubs, teacher special projects and requests, teacher appreciation luncheons, assembles and the new gym floor capital campaign.

Douglas, Noble and Grand Firs are for sale ranging in size from 4-9 feet, starting from as low as $50. Wooden tree stands and Christmas Tree lights will also be available for sale at the lot. Cash, checks, credit cards accepted.

Hours… (weather permitting)
Saturday & Sunday                            11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Monday-Friday                                   3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

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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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Monday Night Volleyball

Mammoth and Lone Pine win

Mammoth high School Volleyball is 3-0 in Desert Mountain league play, Lone Pine high school volleyball is also 3-0 in DML play. The two will tangle Wednesday in Lone Pine. Both teams won DML match-ups Monday setting up Wednesday’s big showdown.

Mammoth vs. Boron

Submitted by Coach John Morris

Mammoth Varsity won 25-18, 12-25, 25-18, 25-15.
Setter McKenna Smith had 35 assists and 9 aces.
Outside hitter Taylor Sanders had 17 kills.
Outside hitter Kira Shultz had 5 aces and 5 digs.
Middle blocker Callie Mowat had 3 aces, 9 kills and 9 blocks.
Middle blocker Tatum Sandvigen had 3 aces, 3 kills and 6 blocks.
Opposite hitter Zenya Simeon added 3 kills and 2 assists.

Coaches Comments
“Not our best effort tonight but good enough for a solid win against a very scrappy Boron squad.”

Mammoth JV won 25-16, 20-25, 15-4

Lone Pine vs. Vasquez

Submitted by Coach Mel Joseph

The Lady Eagle Volleyball team began a busy DML home stand on Monday hosting the Vasquez Mustangs from Action and got the win 25-14, 20-25, 25-17, 25-16. With the victory Lone Pine upped its DML record to 3-0, 7-5-2 overall.

Setter Niki Martinez, 10/12 Serving, 2 Kills, 22 Assists, 6 Digs.
Outside Hitter Abby Southey, 23/26 Serving, 1 Ace, 5 Kills, 9 Digs.
Opposite Hitter Lena Cariou, 16/17 Serving, 3 Aces, 7 Kills, 14 Digs.
Middle Hitter Taylor Corona, 8 Kills, and 2 Blocks.
Outside Hitter Katelyn Button, 7/7 Serving, 3 Kills, 6 Digs.
Libero Lacie Jones, 10/10 Serving, 2 Aces, 23 Digs.
Middle Hitter Katie Lacey, 16/18 Serving, 4 Aces, 10 Kills, 1 Block, and 4 Digs.

The Lone Pine JV defeated Vasquez 25-23, 26-24. The JV are now 2-0 DML, 4-1 overall. Individual stats:
Celia Ray-13/14 serving, 2 aces, 4 kills, 5 assists, and 4 digs.
Shelby Chavez-11/13 serving, 3 aces, 2 kills, and 2 digs.
Jessianne Joiner-6/6 serving, 5 kills, 1 block, and 4 digs.
Berenice Gutierrez-3/5 serving, 2 kills, 5 assists.
Juliann Jones-5/7 serving, 1 ace, 2 kills, and 8 digs.
Mariah Button-3/4 serving, 1 kill and 4 digs.
Marissa Honeyman- 2 kills.

Cover Photo by Gary Young, Lone Pine’s #16 Lena Cariou in action vs. Bishop Union

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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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Local Volleyball at California City

3 Eastern Sierra Teams compete at California City

Three local teams traveled to the 24 team California City Tournament. Both Lone Pine and Mammoth made it into the Gold Bracket, while Bishop Union competed in the Silver Bracket. Mammoth Huskies coach John Morris, Lone Pine coach Mel Joseph and Bishop Union coach Linda Frigerio submitted the following recaps.

Mammoth High School
The Mammoth Huskies girls volleyball team completed another outstanding weekend of pre season volleyball by taking 3rd place out of 24 team at the 7th annual Cal City tournament. The Huskies faced a tough group of teams in Fridays pool play but bested Taft, Eastside and 2014 CIF Central Champs Frazier Mountain to post a 6-0 record heading into Saturdays double elimination Gold tournament. Said Huskies head coach John Morris “the Cal City tournament format is really tough. You basically  have to win your pool on Friday to make it  into the elite Gold tournament Saturday. Many of the other coaches commented on how well our team played on Friday to post that 6-0 record.”

The Huskies easily defeated Baker 25-14, 24-18 in the first round of Saturdays Gold tournament but then lost to eventual tournament winner Arvin 26-24, 25-11. “Arvin was a very strong team and we did not have our best stuff against them”, said Morris. Mammoth then faced 2014 CIF Southern Section 5AA champs Santa Clarita Christian in the 3rd/4th place consolation match. “We were a little disappointed to not play Desert in the final” said Morris. “I thought we might be flat against Santa Clarita. As it turned out, our girls were pretty fired up!” Mammoth defeated the Cardinals 25-20, 25-17 to take home the third place trophy.

Mammoth competed in 3 preseason tournaments posted an impressive 13-7 record heading into this weeks Desert Mountain League home opener against Vazquez this Thursday. The Huskies are led by a quartet of Seniors; outside hitters Kira Shultz and Taylor Sanders, middle hitters Tatum Sandvigen and Callie Mowat, and Junior Setter and team quarterback McKenna Smith.

Bishop Union High School
The Lady Broncos continued to gain the much needed experience this young team needs as they traveled to a two day tournament in Cal City this past weekend.

The squad started the tournament off by battling the highly ranked Desert team and battled with tremendous heart and effort, but suffered a two game loss.  The bright spots of that game were charged by Carly Todd’s 6 kills against their 6-2″ blockers and a tremendous defensive effort by the whole team.  They went on to split with Palmdale led by Maria Jimenez’s 6 kills, Carly Todd’s 4 kills, 100% serving from Rebeka Riesen and 6 assists by Sydney Frigerio.  We wrapped up the day beating Vasquez in 2 games dominating them with Rachel Turner’s 5 kills, Little Eva Lent’s 3 kills, Ashley Worley’s 3 serving aces and Sydney Frigerio’s 9 assists.  Dani Stone led the team in defense with 6 impressive digs.

Saturday, the Lady Broncos competed in the Silver Bracket suffering their first loss to Eastside High School, but bounced back to beat ACE high school in 2.  They met up with Palmdale and lost in two very close games to finish 6th place in the silver bracket.

Bishop High School volleyball looks forward to continuing their learning process through diversifying lineups and good old fashioned hard work.  They continue to improve with each ball touch and will continue to improve through the season.  They’re next match is at home Tuesday, September 29th versus Tonopah.

Lone Pine High School
The Lone Pine Lady Eagle volleyball team took 6th place in the 24-team California City Tournament over the weekend. The Lady Eagles finished Friday’s pool play as the tournament’s 8th seed overall advancing them to the Championship (Gold) Bracket on Saturday. In Coach Joseph’s eight appearances at this tournament, the best any team had done prior was qualifying for the Bronze Bracket. “Going into this year’s Cal City Tournament, we set a team goal to at least make the Silver Bracket, to make Gold was amazing”. Results of the Championship (Gold) Bracket were:
1st Place-Arvin (CIF Central Section)
2nd Place-Desert (ranked number 2 CIF-SS 4A)
3rd Place-Mammoth (ranked number 9 CIF-SS 4A)
4th Place-Santa Clarita Christian (ranked number 1 CIF-SS 5AA)
5th Place-California City (CIF Central Section)
6th Place-Lone Pine
7th Place-University Prep (ranked number 3 CIF-SS 5A)
8th Place- Baker Valley (ranked number 5 CIF-SS 5A)
This was the second straight weekend that Lone Pine had the eventual tournament champion in their Friday Pool, that being the Arvin Bears from the CIF Central Section. Another great weekend of volleyball has helped prepare Lone Pine for its tough upcoming DML campaign. Lone Pine opens up DML play on Tuesday as they travel to Mojave to take on the Lady Stangs (varsity only) at 4:00PM.

Individual Statistics
Setter Niki Martinez, 37/44 Serving (85%), 3 Aces, 6 Kills, 74 Assists, 24 Digs.
Outside Hitter Abby Southey, 46/50 Serving (92%), 2 Aces, 17 Kills, 39 Digs.
Opposite Hitter Lena Cariou, 46/46 Serving (100%), 4 Aces, 15 Kills, 25 Digs.
Middle Hitter Taylor Corona, 18 Kills, 2 Blocks, 5 Digs.
Outside Hitter Katelyn Button, 32/33 Serving (97%), 3 Aces, 24 Kills, 22 Digs.
Libero Lacie Jones, 28/29 Serving (97%), 2 Aces, 61 Digs.
Middle Hitter Katie Lacey, 35/43 Serving (82%), 3 aces, 15 Kills, 7 Blocks, 16 Digs.

Cover Photo by Gary Young.

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Mammoth Boosters Meeting

Mammoth High School Boosters

Mammoth Booster’s Mixer
Monday September 14th, at the Good Life Cafe
5:30-6:00 Meet and Greet.
6:00-7:00 Board Meeting.

All are welcome to the meeting. Light appetizers and beverages will be served. This meeting is informational only. No commitment required. Enjoy a bite to eat, and a glass of wine or a beer while you learn how you can get involved in the Booster Club at Mammoth High School. Here are some of the Booster Club contributions that benefit our kids:

College Book Club Awards (scholarships).

Funding toward ALL MHS sports programs and clubs.

Host Teacher Appreciation Luncheons.

Provide funding for teachers’ special projects and requests.

Provide funding toward college visits for student groups.

cover photo courtesy of Mammoth Boosters club facebook page.

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Rotary Speech Contest Results

BUHS Senior Grah Wins again

Submitted by Rotarian Pat Nahin, Photo by Rotarian Ed Nahin

“It is better to light a single candle than to sit and curse the darkness.” What this means to students is the theme for students entering the Rotary District 5190 Speech Contest.  Seven students from Mammoth and Bishop high schools competed in the Mammoth and Bishop Rotary Club’s annual speech contest that was held at The Rotary Club of Bishop’s noon meeting February 24th.    Each year talented students demonstrate their speaking skills in front of Rotarians, guests and families.  It is amazing to watch.  Maggie Kingsbury from the Rotary Club of Bishop was the chairperson for the Bishop students:  Audrey Bear, Angie Flores and Olivia Grah.  Luan Mendel, from the Mammoth Rotary Club was in charge of the speech contest for the four Mammoth students, Amanda Kirkeby, Lex Brode, Connor Kusumoto and Garrett Hallum.

Olivia Grah, took first place last year in the Rotary Bishop club’s contest and again took first place this year and will be seeking the top spot at the 2015 District 5190 Conference held at Harrah’s South Lake Tahoe on May 16th 2015.  The District awards will be $1000 for first place, $750 for second and $500 for third.

Editors note, Olivia Grah, a senior at Bishop Union High School, has been accepted at Princeton University.


Pictured:  Maggie Kingsbury, Audrey Bear, Amanda Kirkeby, Lex Brode, Angie Flores, Connor Kusumoto, Garrett Hallum, Olivia Grah and Luan Mendel.

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MHS hosting Dinner for Round Fire Victims

Mammoth High School hosting Free Dinner for Swall Meadows

Hosted by: Mammoth High School Culinary Arts
On March 6, 2015, from 5:30 – 7:30 PM, Mammoth High School will be hosting a free chili dinner, with a vegetarian option, for residents of Swall Meadows affected by the recent fire.   MHS is inviting all residents of Swall Meadows affected by the recent fire to a Chili Dinner hosted by their Culinary Arts classes.  It would be their pleasure to have folks join them for some good food and fellowship with neighbors. The dinner will be held in the Mammoth High School MPR on March 6 from 5:30-7:30.  Staff and students will be serving and staff will be providing tasty, homemade desserts. Please join them at whatever time is convenient for you and your family.   They can also arrange for take home plates if you prefer.
For specific dietary restrictions or requests, please contact Trish Qualls at (760)934-8541 ext. 298 or email at tqualls@mammothusd.org.

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Bishop Girls Beat Mammoth

Bishop Girls Basketball beats Mammoth

Bishop         53
Mammoth 14

The Broncos sprinted out to a 16-0 first quarter lead and never looked back logging a strong victory over rival Mammoth.  Sophomore Little Eva Lent scored a game high 20-points while grabbing 8 rebounds.  Sabrina Barlow helped out with 9-points, 3 assists, and 4 steals.

Point Totals
Little Eva Lent 20, Sabrina Barlow 9, Topah Scherer 7, Sophia Thomas 4, Tamia Shoshone 4, Maria Jimenez 4, Cienna Martinez 3, Miranda Barnes 2.

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