submitted by Kelley Lackey, Mammoth High School Athletic Director
This came from Referee Reuben Gomez, Jr. He wrote this about Mammoth’s softball team after our exciting 17-14 WIN over Desert HS:
Kelly, I just want to express my gratitude and pleasure for doing your guys softball program.
If it was up to me I would give your coaches and players SPORTSMANSHIP of the year. Your
coaches and players are the most positive and uplifting and respectful team I have done all year and I do many schools throughout southern california. Never a negative word come from any of them, no matter if they are winning by a lot or if they are losing by a lot. Yours girls give their all everytime i officiate their games.
Always greet me with a smile and will always thank me after the game. Nicole, what a team player and team leader she gives her all and no matter what happens always encourages the other girl and never has a bad thing to say about anyone.
Just wanted to let you know what a great softball program you have. Your softball Program Honors your School and the coaches and their parents, with the respect and sportsmanship they have been taught. Again What a great Program you have going. You got my vote for SPORTSMANSHIP OF THE YEAR.
It is alway a pleasure to do your games. Please let your team know I say Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
This day and age it is hard to find outstanding teams and program like you all have and run.
President MDOA Ridgecrest Chapter
UIC for Youth softball
Reuben P Gomez Jr