Mariposa captures fifth straight SAL hardwood crown



SENIOR PIERCE CHANEY SHOOTS FOR TWO RIGHT AFTER HE SLAM-DUNKED TWO MORE AGAINST DENAIR ON TUESDAY NIGHT. THE VARSITY GRIZZLIES REMAIN UNDEFEATED IN SOUTHERN ATHLETIC LEAGUE AND HAVE CLINCHED A FIFTH STRAIGHT SAL TITLE. Mariposa’s Grizzlies are getting pretty comfortable ruling the roost in Southern Athletic League basketball. Tuesday night in Denair the Grizzlies dispatched the Coyotes, 75-63, to claim […]

Lady Grizzlies even league mark



FRESHMAN KHRISSY SCHELLENTRAGER (NO. 10) LAYS IN 2 POINTS IN MONDAY NIGHT’S WIN OVER WATERFORD. SCHELLENTRAGER HIT FOR 10 POINTS AND COLLECTED 12 REBOUNDS. On three straight Southern Athletic League wins, Mariposa’s varsity Lady Grizzlies evened their SAL record at 6-6 Monday night with a 41-30 win over visiting Waterford. Mariposa bounced in front, 10-0, at the end of the […]

Junior varsity stretches string to 19 in a row



SOPHOMORE QUINN CHANEY SCOOPS IN A BUCKET FOR MARIPOSA’S JUNIOR VARSITY SQUAD IN LAST FRIDAY’S WIN OVER DELHI. TEAMMATE GARHETT BAUER (NO. 34) MOVES IN TO REBOUND. With Tuesday night’s Southern Athletic League victory over Denair’s Coyotes, 58-48, Mariposa’s junior varsity basketball team again clinched the league title. The win left Mariposa with a perfect 12-0 league record and boosted […]

JV girls close in on league crown



JUNIOR VARSITY LADY GRIZZLY KIELY JOHNSON GOES UP FOR 2 OF HER 18 POINTS. With just three games left in their Southern Athletic League season, Mariposa’s junior varsity girls’ basketball team is closing fast on the league title. With Monday night’s 43-22 win over Waterford, the young Lady Grizzlies boosted their SAL record to 11-1, and remain in first place, […]

Grapplers humbled by Escalon, 56-9



MARIPOSA’S JOE GRABOWSKI WORKS AGAINST HIS ESCALON FOE IN LAST WEEK’S TVL DUAL WRESTLING MEET. GRABOWSKI WAS ONE OF JUST THREE GRIZZLIES TO WIN THEIR MATCH IN THE LOPSIDED LOSS. Last Wednesday, Mariposa’s varsity wrestling team suffered its second crushing Trans Valley League defeat in a row, bowing to perennial powerhouse Escalon, 56-9. The loss left Mariposa at 3-2 in […]

‘Mending’ the children

Local dentist and volunteers deliver smiles

MARIPOSA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR COURTNEY LYONS (ABOVE) HUGS ONE OF HER YOUNG FRIENDS ON HER TRIP TO HONDURAS. I t is no accident that Dr. Thomas Wieg and his family found itself setting up a makeshift dental clinic in Pena Blanca, Honduras. The clinic, however, was a secondary effort to the years of volunteerism Wieg’s family and some local […]

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PEARL WILLIAMS, SECOND FROM RIGHT, ACCEPTS HER PLAQUE AND CERTIICATE AS BUSINESSWOMAN OF THE YEAR. MAKING THE PRESENTATION ARE, LEFT TO RIGHT, SUPERVISOR KEVIN CANN, CHAMBER PRESIDENT LESTER BRIDGES, AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR PETER SCHIMMELFENNIG. THE AWARD WAS MADE AT THE CHAMBER’S ANNUAL BANQUET LAST FRIDAY EVENING.MARIPOSA COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS GENERAL MANAGER BRIAN BULLIS, SECOND FROM RIGHT, ACCEPTS HIS PLAQUE AND CERTIICATE […]

Resting Easy

A Few Clicks Can Donate A Comfortable Bed For Shelter Pets

Part of my work as a veterinarian involves staying current on the latest in disease prevention and treatment, which means I go to a lot of conferences. Kathleen Kennedy, left, and Vanessa Bouffard spend some time with the dogs at Florida’s Orange County Animal Services shelter after setting up the donated pet beds. I also speak at a lot of […]

A president’s pet named for a ‘no’



Both cats and dogs are likely hosts for “cat fleas.” • According to the Presidential Pet Museum, only two U.S. presidents were completely pet-free while in office: Chester A. Arthur and Franklin Pierce. All other presidents and their families have shared their lives with many different companion animals, starting with George Washington, who was wellknown for his fine eye for […]

Rabbits can’t share the cat’s litter box



Rabbits are happier in the house than in a hutch. Q: When I grew up, we had rabbits outside in a hutch. After doing some research, we gave in to our daughter’s request for a pet rabbit, who lives in her bedroom, mostly inside a roomy cage but also loose in her room when she’s in there. There’s a box […]