Cougars bounce Mariposa from playoffs, 14-0



GAZETTE PHOTO KIM KEYES SENIOR STANDOUT CODY CHRISTOPHER (NO. 33) GAINS YARDAGE AGAINST CAPITAL CHRISTIAN IN LAST WEEK’S SEMI-FINAL SECTION PLAYOFF CONTEST IN SACRAMENTO. JUNIOR TACKLE BRUCE CONTRERAS (NO. 74) LAYS A BLOCK, AND JUNIOR QUARTERBACK JARRETT LEONARD (NO. 10) WATCHES THE PLAY UNFOLD. Although it was expected to be an offensive shootout last Friday night in Sacramento, it was […]

Lady Grizzlies down Gustine



GAZETTE PHOTO BY JILL BALLINGER SOPHOMORE CENTER JINCUYAE ANDERSON (NO. 20) SHOOTS FOR TWO IN THE GRIZZLIES’ WIN OVER GUSTINE ON MONDAY NIGHT. Although they were missing two starters, Mariposa’s Lady Grizzlies opened their 2009-10 basketball campaign in Gustine Monday night with a 36-31 win over the host in the annual Foundation Game. “We can’t score 36 points and expect […]

Grizzlies claw Bears in opener



GAZETTE PHOTO BY JILL BALLINGER SENIOR PIERCE CHANEY (NO. 31) PUTS IN TWO POINTS DURING THE FOUNDATION GAME AT GUSTINE ON MONDAY NIGHT. THE GRIZZLIES BEAT THE REDS, AND THEN THE SUMMERVILLE BEARS ON TUESDAY NIGHT. CHANEY HAD 21 POINTS AGAINST SUMMERVILLE. Mariposa’s varsity basketball team recorded its second win of the preseason in Summerville Tuesday night, downing the Bears, […]

Mariposa hosts second annual Winter Classic



Mariposa County High School will host three teams in the second annual Mariposa Winter Classic girls’ basketball tournament on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday in the Loyd Hobby Gymnasium. Competing in the roundrobin varsity format are Atwater, Livingston, and Heritage, with Atwater and Livingston also entering teams at the junior varsity level. The tournament tips off at 4:30 p.m. Thursday afternoon […]

Mind control?



GAZETTE PHOTO BY JILL BALLINGER IT LOOKS AS IF GRIZZLY ALUMNI PLAYER MORGAN HARPER APPEARS TO HAVE GIVEN UP ON TRADITIONAL DEFENSIVE MEASURES AND TOOK TO A SORT OF HYPNOTISM OF GRIZZLY JUNIOR KEVIN SHENK AS HE GOES FOR THE REBOUND. IT MUST HAVE WORKED BECAUSE THE ALUMNI BEAT THE GRIZZLY VARSITY IN THE FINAL SECONDS OF THE GAME, 70-68…. […]

Football banquet set



The Mariposa Lions Club invites the public to attend the 2009 Mariposa High School Football banquet recognizing football players and coaches. The event will be held Dec. 8 at the Mariposa Fairgrounds, Building A. Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m., followed by the awards presentations. Cost for the New York steak dinner is $10 per person and includes a […]

The blind side



GAZETTE PHOTO BY JILL BALLINGER GRIZZLY SOPHOMORE JIMMY NERI LOOKS AS IF HE AVOIDS A PUNCH DURING THE JUNIOR VARSITY GRIZZLIES’ WIN OVER TIOGA HIGH SCHOOL LAST SATURDAY. THE GRIZZLIES TRAVEL TO YOSEMITE HIGH SCHOOL ON SATURDAY. TOURNAMENT PLAY BEGINS FOR THE JV SQUAD NEXT WEEK AT BRET HARTE AND CONTINUES THROUGH THE HOLIDAY SEASON AT HILMAR AND ORESTIMBA TOURNAMENTS…. […]

Plans for new MYBL season includes girls



It is basketball season again and the Mariposa Youth Basketball League has announced that it will be including girls for the first time this season. All games will be held on Saturday afternoons at the Mariposa County High School gymnasium, and one to two practices per week day will be held at a local site, most likely a school blacktop. […]

Resource Conservation District is grateful for its native garden volunteers



STONE MASON PAT CONLISK WORKS ON THE RETAINING WALL HE BUILT AT THE NATIVE GARDEN. Since August, when the Sierra Nevada Conservancy (SNC) notified the Mariposa County Resource Conservation District (MCRCD) that the suspension of funding for Proposition 84 projects had been lifted, rapid changes have occurred at the MCRCD’s Sierra Nevada Foothills Native Plant Demonstration Garden at the Mariposa […]

Alice D. Elliott



D. Elliott, a long-time resident of Mariposa and Merced, passed away quietly on Nov. 19 at the age of 89. The daughter of Isabel and Miguel Plaza, Alice was born in Hollister, on June 14, 1920, one of nine children. She married William F. Elliott in 1943. They made their home in Mariposa, where Mike and Donna were born. Alice […]