Bulldogs grab SAL advantage



JUNIOR BRANDON KINALELE (NO. 23) GETS SOME RUNNING ROOM BEHIND A BLOCK FROM AJ HALL (NO. 2). KINALELE ALSO CONTRIBUTED DEFENSIVELY, BLOCKING A PUNT. The Le Grand High School Bulldogs had a lot to celebrate last Friday night. Not only did they mark the school’s 100th anniversary with a huge community bash, but they got to revel in a 24-14 […]

Spikers slam Waterford to stay in the hunt



JUNIOR MARTHA BERTAND LOOKS A LITTLE LIKE MICHAEL JORDAN AS SHE LEAPS TO DROP A KILL ON WATERFORD. BERTAND AND THE VARSITY GRIZZLIES HAVE IDENTICAL RECORDS WITH LE GRAND, WHICH COMES TO MARIPOSA NEXT MONDAY. Couple Monday night’s slaying of Waterford’s Wildcats by Mariposa’s Lady Grizzlies with Le Grand’s convincing win over third place Turlock Christian earlier this week, and […]

Soccer squad’s playoff hopes in their own hands



MARIPOSA’S JESUS ORTIZ (NO. 10) BATTLES FOR THE BALL AGAINST WATERFORD MONDAY AFTERNOON. MARIPOSA PREVAILED IN THE SOUTHERN ATHLETIC LEAGUE MATCH, 2-1. When Delhi torched Denair Monday afternoon, 5-1, in Southern Athletic League play, it opened the door for Mariposa’s defending Sac- Joaquin Section champs to make it back to the playoffs. With a narrow 2-1 win over Waterford at […]

Junior varsity falls to 1-6 on the season



JUNIOR VARSITY QUARTERBACK JIMMY NERI (NO. 13) DROPS BACK TO PASS AS CODY STITT (NO. 7) WATCHES OUT FOR THE PASS RUSH. THE JV SQUAD LOST TO THE LE GRAND BULLDOGS, 21-0, AND IS LOOKING FOR A HOMECOMING WIN AGAINST WATERFORD THIS FRIDAY. After last Friday night’s Southern Athletic League defeat at the hands of Le Grand, 21-0, Mariposa’s junior […]

Caballero wins first MMA fight



MARIPOSA’S TJ CABALLERO (AT LEFT) WON HIS FIRST MIXED MARTIAL ARTS BOUT IN TULARE ON OCT. 17. HE DEFEATED TRAVIS HUGHES, 30-27 IN EACH OF THREE ROUNDS. ABOUT 30 MARIPOSA FANS TRAVELED TO WATCH HIM DOMINATE EACH ROUND. CABALLERO IS MANAGED BY PURE COMBAT.  … An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. To continue reading […]

Williams sacks Rodgers



  CRISTA JEREMIAH/ SANTA ROSA PRESS DEMOCRAT MATTHEW WILLIAMS, A FORMER MARIPOSA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL STANDOUT, NOW PLAYS FOR SANTA ROSA JUNIOR COLLEGE AND FACED BUTTE COLLEGE LAST SATURDAY, WHICH IS THE DEFENDING NATIONAL CHAMPION. SRJC WON, 42-28, THANKS IN PART TO WILLIAMS’ STRONG DEFENSIVE EFFORT. WILLIAMS IS PICTURED HITTING THE BUTTE QUARTERBACK, A FEAT HE MANAGED FOUR TIMES. THE […]

Doc’s Gridiron Diagnosis



Well, some questions got answered last Friday. Delhi is likely to be 0-10 for the season. Waterford is worse than anyone expected at the start of the year, and Le Grand will be, unless there is a major collapse, the 2009 Southern Athletic League champ. It was a classic SAL game at the 100th anniversary celebration for Le Grand. The […]

TheLord’s Pantry prepares for a busy holiday season



VOLUNTEER SARAH SPAULDING FILLS A BAG WITH THE HUNDREDS OF POUNDS OF DONATED SWEET POTATOES FOR THE LORD’S PANTRY FOOD DISTRIBUTION. F or many years, the Mariposa Revival Center’s food ministry has been feeding families in Mariposa County. This year is no different except that the program is seeing a drastically increased need. The current economic climate and other factors […]

Watershed Council seeks volunteers for monitoring



A VOLUNTEER TAKES PART IN THE MONITORING OF THE MERCED RIVER LAST YEAR. Water is the 21st century’s gold in Mariposa’s Gold Country. It is used for drinking, bathing, cooking, irrigation, and recreation. Visitors come from all over the world to experience the pristine landscape of the Merced River watershed. The Upper Merced River Watershed Council, part of the Mariposa […]

Acorn is not ACORN



Most everyone that lives in Mariposa loves their life. Slow pace, friendly neighbors and the lifestyle that only a small town living can bring. One problem with small towns is the very busy rumor mill that circulates facts and fiction around our community. We have had one such rumor brought to our attention that we feel needs to be addressed. […]