Mankins again lands Pro Bowl starting berth



MCHS GRADUATE AND TWO-TIME NFL PRO BOWL SELECTION LOGAN MANKINS IS PICTURED AT A GAME LAST SEASON AT OAKLAND. For the second time in his short 5-year National Football League career, MCHS graduate Logan Mankins has been named to the NFL’s Pro Bowl. Mankins, who hails from Cathey’s Valley and was a first-round draft pick out of Fresno State, told […]

Grizzlies barely escape Denair in league opener



SENIOR CODY WICHMANN (NO. 41) HOOKS IN 2 OF HIS 16 POINTS AGAINST BRET HARTE ON JAN. 2. HE FINISHED THE GAME WITH A DOUBLE-DOUBLE, AND THE GRIZZLIES OPENED SOUTHERN ATHLETIC LEAGUE PLAY WITH A WIN AT DENAIR ON TUESDAY NIGHT. When a buzzer-beater missed the mark at the end of the fourth quarter, Mariposa skedaddled out of Denair with […]

Junior varsity wins opener, 58-57



SOPHOMORE GARHETT BAUER (NO. 23) LAYS IN 2 OF HIS TEAM-HIGH 10 POINTS IN A THRILLER AGAINST BRET HARTE ON SATURDAY NIGHT. THE JUNIOR VARSITY GRIZZLIES BEAT THE BULLFROGS FOR THE SECOND OF THREE TRIES THIS SEASON. It wasn’t easy Tuesday night in Denair, but Mariposa’s junior varisty basketball squad pulled out a slender 58-57 win over the Coyotes in […]

JV girls trounce Waterford



MARIPOSA JUNIOR VARSITY CENTER AMBER AUGUSTINE (NO. 22) BATTLES FOR A REBOUND AGAINST WATERFORD. In just their second Southern Athletic League outing of the season, Mariposa’s junior varsity girls’ squad clobbered visiting Waterford Monday night 49-17, in a contest that was a runaway from the opening tip-off. “Our defense scrambled to the ball pretty well, and our passing is improving, […]

Lady Grizzlies throttle ‘Cats

Defense keys SAL victory

MARIPOSA SENIOR PATRICIA SCHELLENTRAGER JUMPS FOR A REBOUND AGAINST A WATERFORD WILDCAT IN MONDAY NIGHT’S SAL CONTEST. THE LADY GRIZZLIES PREVAILED, AND SCHELLENTRAGER RECORDED 6 BLOCKED SHOTS. Mariposa’s Lady Grizzlies rode a solid defensive effort to a 33-19 Southern Athletic League win over visiting Waterford Monday evening. The win boosts Mariposa’s league mark to 2-0. “The girls played really hard […]

Know risks for your age group

Take steps now to prevent medical problems later

Apreventive approach is necessary at any age to maintain good health, but many people are often in the dark about what that involves.   Before scheduling another routine visit to the doctor, women and men should know the health risks for their age group and be prepared to talk with their physician about the necessary medical screenings. There are several […]

What’s difference between enough and too much exercise time?



Q: I’ve been following your advice on designing a strengthtraining program but am still confused about how much exercise is appropriate and how much is too much. I really want to lose weight as quickly as possible so I have been training every day. Any suggestions? A: A healthy body is one that gets appropriate amounts of exercise, but at […]

CASA features its first volunteer of the month



LINDA MYERS C ourt Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Mariposa County was established in 2004 to serve the needs of Mariposa County children who, for their own protection, have been removed from their homes by Child Welfare Services and placed in foster care. The goals of CASA of Mariposa County are to prevent these abused, neglected and abandoned children from […]

Cold weather

Litter box problems can seem worse in the winter

We’re not sure that cats miss the litter box more in the winter, but we do seem to hear about the problems more at this time of year.   While diseases such as diabetes (which increases urine production) often factor into litter box problems, when the weather is cold, it’s a cat’s arthritis that may be worsened. Veterinarians know that […]

First-aid classes are highly recommended



Q: I saw Dr. Becker on “The Dr. Oz Show” demonstrating CPR for dogs and cats. Is that something pet lovers need to know? I mean, really, I don’t think I want to put my mouth over my dog’s nose. But I guess I would if I had to. Are there classes in this? — F.P., via e-mail A: Yes, […]