Grizzlies banish Blazers’ bid for repeat performance



GAZETTE PHOTO BY JILL BALLINGER SENIOR CODY CHRISTOPHER (NO. 33) CONTINUED HIS DOMINATION ON THE FIELD LAST FRIDAY NIGHT, ROLLING UP ANOTHER 200-PLUS YARD GAME. ABOVE HE BREAKS LOOSE AGAIN OFF OF A JUSTIN KINALELE (NO. 23) BLOCK. There was one distinctly audible difference between the efforts of Mariposa’s Grizzlies and Lindhurst’s Blazers last Friday night. It was the level […]

Capital Christian offers Mariposa second round test



Friday night in Sacramento it will be a test of the punishing ground game versus the aerial attack when Capital Christian’s Cougars host Mariposa at 7 p.m. in Sacramento. It is the semi-final round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division V playoffs, and at least on paper, the Cougars are favored. “They are tough and very disciplined,” said Grizzly head coach […]

Alumni hoops tip off new season



On Saturday, Nov. 28, the Mariposa County High School Grizzly basketball program officially opens its season with the annual alumni game. The day features four games, culminating in the faceoff between this year’s varsity and former MCHS players. At 1:30 p.m., the Mariposa Middle School seventh and eighth grade teams meet, followed by the eighth grade Bears versus the Grizzly […]

Mariposa’s towering line-up could make section run



GAZETTE FILE PHOTO SENIOR JARRETT MILLER (NO. 21) WILL TAKE THE POINT GUARD POGAZETTE SITION FOR THE VARSITY GRIZZLIES THIS YEAR. Affable head coach Trace DeSandres is beginning his 12th year at the helm of the Grizzlies’ varsity basketball team, and he finds ample satisfaction in his four straight Southern Athletic League (SAL) titles. But there’s one particular level of […]

Lady Grizzlies should challenge for SAL title



GAZETTE PHOTO BY JILL BALLINGER SOPHOMORE EMILY BROSSARD (NO. 44) IS RETURNING FOR A SECOND YEAR ON THE GRIZZLY VARSITY BASKETBALL TEAM. HEAD COACH AL BRONDOLO EXPECTS THE GRIZZLIES TO CHALLENGE FOR THE SOUTHERN ATHLETIC LEAGUE TITLE THIS SEASON. For the last four years under head coach Al Brondolo, the MCHS varsity girls’ basketball team has shown improvement. This season, […]

Doc’s Gridiron Diagnosis



The first round of playoff games is in the books, and the Southern Athletic League (SAL) loses one of its play-off contenders while another moved on in a convincing fashion. I went 2-0 in my picks while Calpreps incorrectly picked Denair to beat Highlands by 3. Since the last realignment, SAL teams have never gotten beyond the semifinals. All of […]

Yosemite Winter Club prepares for historic season



YOSEMITE WINTER CLUB SKI TEAM MEMBERS TOOK HOME 14 MEDALS AT LAST YEAR S SILVER SKI RACE AT BADGER PASS. THE RACE IS AMONG THE OLDEST IN THE NATION. A s the first real snow of the season has fallen, the Yosemite Winter Club (YWC) is preparing for what will be an historic year. In addition to all the YWC’s […]

Margaret Carroll



Margaret Carroll, 82, of El Centro, died Wednesday at El Centro Regional Medical Center from complications with pneumonia. Memorial Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 28, at First Christian Church, 450 South Waterman Ave. in El Centro. Pastor Ed Sempsrott of First Christian will officiate. Mrs. Carroll was born Glenna Margaret Stark March 11, 1927 in San Diego. […]

Santa comes to town



The Mariposa Lions Club has confirmed that Santa Claus will be in town on Saturday, Dec. 12. Beginning at 5 p.m. The Mariposa Lions Club will host a bonfire and visits with Santa at the Courthouse. This event follows an afternoon of activities sponsored by the chamber of commerce. Hot dogs, hot chocolate, hot cider, coffee and popcorn will be […]

Manna House provides Christmas groceries



This is the 25th year that Manna House is able to provide a turkey Christmas dinner with all the trimmings to those in need in Mariposa County. Registration will begin at Manna House on Monday, Nov. 30. The give-away day is Tuesday, Dec. 22 at the fairgrounds in conjunction with the Sheriff’s Department Toys for Tots program. In the past […]