Grizzlies bolt to 3-0 in SAL action

SENIOR KEVIN FORAKER ROUNDS THIRD BASE AFTER A TWO-RUN HOMER THAT LIFTED THE GRIZZLIES PAST LE GRAND. HE’S CONGRATULATED ON THE WAY TO THE PLATE BY HEAD COACH BRUCE VEGELY. With their last two wins, Tuesday afternoon over defending Southern Athletic League baseball champs Waterford, 6-3, and last Thursday’s win over Le Grand’s Bulldogs, 4-1, Mariposa’s Grizzlies have launched their […]


Soccer squad rebounds

MARIPOSA’S MILON LASATER (NO. 21) BATTLES FOR THE BALL AGAINST A DENAIR PLAYER AS ALYSSA SHARP (NO. 43) MOVES IN ON THE PLAY. THE LADY GRIZZLIES POSTED A 6-0 SAL WIN. After stumbling in their first Southern Athletic League loss against Le Grand, Mariposa’s varsity girls’ soccer team rebounded last week with a pair of shutout league wins. Last Friday […]

Lady Grizzlies fall to Coyotes

MARIPOSA’S B.J. BEALS DIVES FOR THE PLATE IN LAST WEEK’S LOSS TO DENAIR. THE LADY GRIZZLIES DROPPED THE SAL CONTEST, 6-3. Following last week’s Southern Athletic League action, Mariposa’s varsity softball squad is now 2-1 in SAL play. Last Wednesday the Lady Grizzlies downed Delhi, 5-1, before dropping a non-league, extra innings contest at Golden Valley, 2-1 on Thursday. On […]

Tracksters compete in huge meet

Mariposa’s boys’ and girls’ track teams competed in the gigantic Brenda Athletic Invitational track meet last Saturday in Modesto. There were 47 schools represented in large and small school categories with over 1,500 high school athletes. In the boys’ competition, Justin LeMessurier posted a 20.17 in the 110-meter hurdles, and he notched a personal record with a time of 60.45 […]

JVs throttle Denair

Mariposa’s junior varisty girls’ softball team moved its Southern Athletic League record to a perfect 2-0 with a lopsided 19-1 5-inning rout of Denair last Friday. Brittany Binnewies went 3-for-3 and scored 3 times. She was also the winning pitcher with 9 strikeouts, 4 walks, and 4 solo put outs. Danielle Wardle had a double and 2 RBIs. Last Thursday […]

Ease Pet Stress

Natural remedies for environmental challenges

Our bodies are built to heal, and given the right opportunities, they usually do. Lowering stress levels to allow the body’s own defenses to fight disease is as important to pets as it is to people. We are constantly confronting a dizzying array of pathogens. If we are healthy, we have a good chance of fending off these diseasecausing agents. […]

Seed junkie bird not really addicted

Many parrots love seeds, which makes these treats ideal in small amounts for training. Q: My double-yellow Amazon, Gomez, is crazy for sunflower seeds. I feed him a pellet food sold by our veterinarian, plus lots of fruits and veggies. But he’d kill for sunflower seeds! I’ve read that they have an addictive substance. Is that true? It isn’t hard […]

Human medication can threaten pets

The most dangerous threat to your pet is getting ahold of your own medications. • Medication meant for people, both prescribed and over-the-counter, had the dubious honor of being the top-ranked pet poison for 2009, according to calls to the ASPCA’s Animal Poison Control Center ( Last year nearly 46,000 calls involved medications meant for people. At No. 2 on […]

Adrienne L. Thatcher

Adrienne Lorene Thatcher was born on Dec. 8, 1929, in Bakersfield, and passed away at home on March 11,with all of her family at her side. She was 80 years young. Adrienne attended school in Los Angeles and moved to Mariposa where she met her husband, Stewart Buddy Thatcher Sr. She worked as a nurse’s aide at Crystal Aire, as […]

George ‘Joe’ Perkins

George “Joe” Perkins passed away on March 10 in Redlands. He was born in 1932 in Provo, Utah, and his family moved to Southern California when he was two. After finishing school, he played semi-pro, fast-pitch softball and worked as a disassembler for Pacific Airmotive before entering the Army in 1952 during the Korean Conflict. He began his first career […]