Lady Grizzlies claim share of SAL crown



GAZETTE PHOTO JILL BALLINGER SENIOR MORGAN FOLEY (SECOND FROM RIGHT) GETS A HUG FROM TEAMMATE PATRICIA SCHELLENTRAGER AFTER THE GRIZZLIES BEAT LE GRAND ON MONDAY. ALINA PARGA AND TRICIA MIDDLETON SHARE IN THE CELEBRATION. Earlier this season, MCHS varsity volleyball coach Debbie Leonard said she wasn’t quite sure what she had for a team this season to defend Mariposa’s Southern […]

Doc’s Diagnosis



GAZETTE PHOTO BY JILL BALLINGER SENIOR PATRICIA SCHELLENTRAGER FINISHED HER FINAL REGULAR SEASON GAME AS A GRIZZLY WITH THREE BLOCKS. THE GRIZZLIES WILL OPEN PLAYOFF ACTION NEXT TUESDAY. Despite all of the hype, the week 8 games confirmed what has been obvious about the Southern Athletic League (SAL) for the past few years. We have a division split almost right […]

Grizzlies are playoff bound



GAZETTE PHOTO BY DAN TUCKER MARIPOSA’S JONATHAN KING FIGHTS FOR CONTROL AGAINST A LE GRAND BULLDOG IN LAST MONDAY AFTERNOON’S FINAL SOUTHERN ATHLETIC LEAGUE MATCH. THE GRIZZLIES BATTLED TO A 2-2 TIE WITH THE SAL CHAMPS, AND TRAVEL TO CAPITAL CHRISTIAN NEXT TUESDAY TO LAUNCH THE PLAYOFFS. Mariposa’s youthful varsity soccer squad has learned to respond. Monday afternoon against this […]

Pioneer steps up



THE THIRD ANNUAL PIONEER GOLF TOURNAMENT, HELD ON OCT. 21, SET A NEW RECORD IN RAISING FUNDS FOR MCHS ATHLETIC PROGRAMS. THE EVENT BROUGHT IN $25,507,WHICH TOPPED THE PREVIOUS RECORD SET BY THE GRIZZLY FAMILY HOEDOWN AT $24,745. PICTURED ABOVE, AARON MATTESON (LEFT), JASON DUBBERKE (SECOND FROM LEFT) AND DIETER DUBBERKE (SECOND FROM RIGHT), ALL OF PIONEER MARKET, PRESENT MCHS […]

Christopher cruises as Grizzlies crush ‘Cats



  There are two execution factors working in tandem when a running back amasses huge yardage on the ground. Blockers are making and maintaining their blocks, and the back runs with authority and confidence. That was the magic formula in Mariposa’s crushing homecoming victory over Waterford’s Wildcats last Friday night in the Gold Bowl. Senior running back Cody Christopher packed […]

Mariposa 56, Waterford 18



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JV volleyball finishes perfect in SAL



GAZETTE PHOTO BY JILL BALLINGER THE GRIZZLY JUNIOR VARSITY VOLLEYBALL TEAM FINISHED 2009 SOUTHERN ATHLETIC LEAGUE COMPETITION WITH A PERFECT 15-0 RECORD. THE GIRLS ALSO RECENTLY PLACED THIRD IN THE TOUGH YOSEMITE HIGH SCHOOL TOURNAMENT. PICTURED, FRONT ROW, FROM LEFT, ARE CALEE PERACCA, CARISSA LEONARD, NICHOLE JOHNSON, AUBREY SPURLIN AND KELSEY BLECHA; AND BACK ROW, FROM LEFT, COACH ERIKA SMITH, […]

Gaining ground



GAZETTE PHOTO BY DAN TUCKER JUNIOR VARSITY GRIZZLY CODY STITT SPLITS A PAIR OF WATERFORD DEFENDERS IN LAST FRIDAY NIGHT’S SOUTHERN ATHLETIC LEAGUE CONTEST. MARIPOSA FELL TO THE WILDCATS, 22-18, AND REMAINS WINLESS IN LEAGUE PLAY ON THE SEASON…. An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. To continue reading please enter your username and password […]

Golden Grapplers begin registration



THE GOLDEN GRAPPLERS YOUTH WRESTLING TEAM WILL HAVE SIGN-UPS IN ROOM 29 AT MARIPOSA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL ON THURSDAY, NOV. 12 AT 5:30 P.M. THE COACHES WILL BE ON HAND TO EXPLAIN THE PROGRAM AND ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS. PARENTS CAN REQUEST A REGISTRATION FORM, BE ADDED TO THE E-MAIL LIST, OR E-MAIL QUESTIONS TO: GOLDENGRAPPLERSWRESTLING@GMAIL.COM…. An online subscription is required […]

Student brings a touch of Brazil to Mariposa



GAZETTE PHOTO BY JILL BALLINGER BERTRAND GETS A HUG FROM TEAMMATES AFTER HITTING THE WINNING KILL IN THE GRIZZLIES FIRST GAME AGAINST LE GRAND ON MONDAY NIGHT. F or a 16-year-old Brazilian girl, coming to Mariposa was a bit of a culture shock. By a couple months into the school year, though, Martha Bertrand has hit her stride and is […]