Grapplers hog-tie Chowchilla, 57-21

Quick pins mark contest

MARIPOSA’S KEENAN JOHNSON GETS READY TO SLAM HIS CHOWCHILLA OPPONENT IN LAST WEEK’S NON-LEAGUE MATCH. JOHNSON CLAIMED DECISION AT 189 POUNDS. In their first dual meet of the season, Mariposa’s varsity wrestling squad manhandled Chowchilla in a non-league match last Wednesday on the Grizzlies’ home mat, 57-21. “We have a good solid core of varsity wrestlers right now, and we’re […]

Grizzlies claim consolation crown in Bret Harte tourney



SENIOR CODY WICHMANN WAS TOO MUCH FOR SIERRA RIDGE TO HANDLE DURING THE GRIZZLIES’ 68-46 WIN LAST FRIDAY. THE GRIZZLIES HEAD FOR HILMAR THIS WEEK TO PLAY IN THE YELLOWJACKETS’ ANNUAL CHRISTMAS TOURNAMENT. Although a first round loss in last weekend’s Bret Harte basketball tournament left Mariposa in the consolation bracket, head coach Trace DeSandres believes the defeat served its […]

Lady Grizzlies still seeking scoring punch



Lady Grizzlies head coach Al Brondolo says his team is a “work in progress.” Mariposa gained some ground in the second round of the Hughson tournament last weekend, upending Downey High School of Modesto, 40-23. “We didn’t turn the ball over as much. We did a little better,” Brondolo said. The Lady Grizzlies opened the tournament against Central Catholic and […]

Wrangler picks Toso



Leaders of the National High School Rodeo Association (NHSRA), the oldest youth rodeo program in America, appointed Alyssa Toso of Hornitos to the Wrangler High School All Star Rodeo Team, a corporatesponsored youth rodeo team. The Wrangler All Star Rodeo Team is fashioned after Wrangler’s Champion Pro Rodeo Team, which includes superstars like Trevor Brazile, Stran Smith, Kody Lostroh, Guilherme […]

JVs fall short in Bret Harte tourney championship tilt



FRESHMAN QUINN CHANEY SLAMS THROUGH TWO CALAVERAS DEFENDERS DURING THE JUNIOR VARSITY GRIZZLIES’ CLOSE WIN IN THE OPENING GAME OF THE BRET HARTE TOURNAMENT. Mariposa’s junior varsity basketball team came up on the short end of a 64-51 count in its championship contest at the Bret Harte basketball tournament last Saturday. The young Grizzlies battled Bret Harte for the crown, […]

Bears raise funds



The Mariposa Youth Football League Bears is raising funds with the help of Pizza Plus. Right now, customers can buy two medium pizzas for $25. Proceeds benefit the Bears. Also, anyone who would like to donate to the Mariposa Bears cheerleaders to help send them to Las Vegas for the national competition, can do so at Yosemite Bank in Mariposa. […]

Bring ’em inside

Dogs are happier when allowed to be a family member

Why get a pet if you don’t want a pet in your life? I have often wondered this as I walk my dogs down streets lined with fences behind which lonely outdoor dogs bark as we go by. Many dogs enjoy time outside in the winter, but even those well-equipped for winter weather are lonely and often loud when left […]

Too much of a good thing lands pet in ER



Q: You always hear about “no table scraps for pets,” but I guess following that rule really is important. We have always given our dog treats from the holiday table, but last month we ended up at the emergency veterinarian after our dog got sick. It was pancreatitis, and touch-and-go, but he’ll be fine. The vet said fatty table scraps […]

Voters share their love for dogs



Even though cats are more popular as pets, dogs won a New York City vote. • With 9,000 votes in, dogs won the informal pet preference poll over cats by a margin of 65 percent to 35 percent — even though cat owners outnumber dog owners by close to 13 million nationally. The poll was associated with a “Meet the […]

Jim Randack



Jim Randack died suddenly and peacefully on Dec. 12. He was 54. He was born Jan. 19, 1955, in Glendale, where he spent his early years. He moved to Mariposa where he attended and graduated from Mariposa County High School. He attended Valley College in Los Angeles. He is survived by his sisters, Cheryl Sawyer of Sylmar and Barbara Coleman […]