Grizzlies coast through SAL foes to 10-0



JUNIOR JUSTIN KINALELE LEAPS FOR THE LAY-UP AGAINST WATERFORD ON TUESDAY NIGHT. THE VARSITY GRIZZLIES CONTINUE TO ROLL THROUGH SOUTHERN ATHLETIC LEAGUE PLAY, AND WILL HOST DELHI FOR WINTER HOMECOMING ON FRIDAY NIGHT. Tuesday night Mariposa head coach Trace DeSandres chalked up his fifth straight 20-win season. But the celebration wasn’t all hugs and high-fives. The Grizzlies blew a group […]

MCHS ranked sixth



Monday morning the California Interscholastic FOundation (CIF) released its 2009-10 boys’ basketball power ratings for each section, including the Sac- Joaquin Section Mariposa County High School competes in. Mariposa’s Grizzlies, now 19-3 on the season and unbeaten in Southern Athletic League play, were ranked sixth out of 36 teams. Only the top 16 teams land slots in the upcoming section […]

Junior varsity clobbers ‘Cats to stay unbeaten



GRIZZLY SOPHOMORE WYATT ELLIS POLISHES OFF A FAST-BREAK IN TUESDAY NIGHT’S WIN OVER WATERFORD’S WILDCATS. To call Tuesday evening’s junior varisty basketball game a “laugher” would be an understatement. Mariposa rolled to its 10th straight Southern Athletic League win without a defeat in beating Waterford’s Wildcats by 51 points, 77-26. Even though head JV coach Mark Abney tried to slow […]

Grapplers bow to Waterford



Early in the season, wrestling fans were stunned when Waterford’s Wildcats upended perennial powerhouse Escalon in a Trans Valley League dual match. It was no fluke. Last Wednesday, the Wildcats humbled Mariposa’s Grizzlies, 60-9, in a lopsided TVL contest. Mariposa entered the competition with a spotless 3- 0 league mark. Only two Mariposa wrestlers were successful on the mat. Justin […]

Lady Grizzlies break skid with win over Coyotes



SOPHOMORE EMILY BROSSARD (CENTER) GETS DOUBLE-TEAMED BY A PACK OF DENAIR COYOTES DURING THE VARSITY GIRLS’ WIN ON MONDAY NIGHT. SENIOR BROOK BARRETT (LEFT) ASSISTS ON THE PLAY.THE GRIZZLIES’ NEXT HOME GAME IS FEB. 8. Mariposa’s varsity girls’ basketball squad halted its sixgame Southern Athletic League slide Monday night with a 41-23 walloping of Denair’s Coyotes on the MCHS home […]

Bubble bursts, but JV girls rebound



SOPHOMORE AMBER WANNER DUCKS A DEFENDER DURING THE JUNIOR VARSITY GRIZZLIES’ BIG WIN OVER DENAIR ON TUESDAY NIGHT. THE JV SQUAD IS NOW 9-1 IN SAL PLAY. Tears dotted the lockerroom floor last Thursday after Mariposa’s JV girls’ basketball team dropped its first Southern Athletic League tilt of the season to Le Grand, 29-28, in overtime. The young Lady Grizzlies […]

Little League and softball hold sign-ups



Little League and Mariposa Girls Youth Softball sign-ups will be held on Feb. 6 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Mariposa VFW Hall, at Highway 140 and 49 North. For information about Little League, call 966-1786. For information about softball, call 966-1185. … An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. To continue reading please […]

Grooming for Health

Regular Coat Care Can Spot Problems Early

Regularly brushing pets keeps them healthier — and cuts down on shedding, too!Beauty is more than skindeep when it comes to your dog. Keeping your pet well-groomed not only gives you a clean-smelling companion, it also helps keep your dog more comfortable and allows you to spot health problems before they become serious, even life-threatening.   How important is grooming […]

Keep pets away from antifreeze



Pet lovers have two ways to protect their animal companions from lapping away at deadly antifreeze — one relatively foolproof, the other not. • Not foolproof: Use a safer antifreeze made from a different formulation than the more popular variety, store chemicals properly, and wipe up spills promptly. While this should eliminate most of the risk for dogs, these strategies […]

Keeping dogs out of the box



A covered cat box may keep some dogs out. Q: Our dog finds our cat’s litter box irresistible. It’s a disgusting habit, and we can’t break her of it, even with spankings and yelling at her. It just makes her sneakier. Have you ever written about this? What can we do? — K.I., via e-mail. A: We get this question […]