Softball squad splits



LADY GRIZZLIES CATCHER HALEY GUENTHART SNAGS THE THROW TO THE PLATE AS THE WATERFORD BASE RUNNER MISSES THE PLATE. GUENTHART WOULD TURN AND TAG THE RUNNER OUT IN MARIPOSA’S 6-0 DEFEAT LAST FRIDAY. Following last week’s Southern Athletic League softball action, Mariposa’s Lady Grizzlies are even at 3-3 in league play. Last Friday they were blanked by Waterford, 6-0, and […]

Waheed’s hat trick sparks Lady Grizzlies to victories



MARIPOSA’S CARRIE WAHEED MANUEVERS AROUND A WATERFORD DEFENDER ON HER WAY TO THE GOAL IN LAST FRIDAY’S WIN OVER THE WILDCATS. IN TWO GAMES LAST WEEK, WAHEED CHALKED UP 5 GOALS TO PACE MCHS. In their last two Southern Athletic League varsity soccer contests, Carrie Waheed’s ability to find the net has paced the Lady Grizzlies to a pair of […]

Grizzlies’ offense stalls in twin losses



Last Wednesday, Mariposa’s Grizzlies took on Chowchilla in a make-up contest they maybe wish they hadn’t. The visitors drilled the Grizzlies’ rookie pitchers for 13 hits and 12 runs in a non-league rout. Mariposa didn’t score and collected just 4 hits on the day. That defeat set the stage for a comedic Southern Athletic League loss at Turlock Christian last […]

Lake Don Pedro course closes again



The Lake Don Pedro Golf and Country Club course is closed again, according to a telephone recording at the clubhouse late last week. Telephone calls to course officials by the GAZETTE were not returned, but the recording stated, “Due to serious economic times, we are having to close the course on March 28.” The course has had a tumultuous history, […]

YWC hosts Silver Ski Slalom races



YOSEMITE SKI TEAM MEMBER DAVID MEDEMA RACED TO FIRST PLACE AT THE SILVER SKI SLALOM ON MARCH 20 AND 21. The Yosemite Winter Club hosted the historic Silver Ski Slalom on March 20 and 21. More than 125 junior ski racers competed, including 28 members of the Yosemite Ski Team. The course was challenging, and many young skiers were disqualified […]

Mankins earns Patriots’ All-Decade honors



The New England Patriots recently announced the 27 members of its 2000s All-Decade Team. Cathey’s Valley native and former Mariposa County High School star, Logan Mankins, was selected to the team comprised of the greatest Patriots from the franchise’s most successful decade. Players selected to the 2000s All-Decade team represent a combined 37 Pro Bowl appearances and all but four […]

BWM poker run returns



The Byron Walker Memorial poker run returns after a oneyear hiatus. The date is April 17 in California City. It begins at 10 a.m. and the cost is $20 per hand. “Back to Basic” is the theme for the ninth annual BWM event. The run includes hard and easy ways and motorcycle games and a raffle. All two and four-wheeled […]

A.A. “Bud” Waldron



Abbott Alonzo “Bud” Waldron died in his home on March 10, 2010 at the age of 98 with his daughter by his side. He was a long-time, well-respected, resident of Mariposa County and was dearly loved by his family and friends. He was born on Feb. 15, 1912 to Abbott John “A.J.” and Maud Mary Waldron in Colorado. He attended […]

Jeanette R. Paquette



A memorial mass and gravesite service for Jeanette R. Paquette, long-time resident of Mariposa, is scheduled for Saturday, April 10, 2010, at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church and Cemetery. A reception will follow in the parish hall. Jeanette passed away peacefully on Jan. 5, in Southern California after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. Services were held at […]

Birds of prey will be special guests at Audubon program



MASTER FALCONER CAT KROSSCHELL AND HER GREAT HORNED OWL, SAMMY, ALONG WITH HER PEREGRINE FALCON AND RED-TAILED HAWK, WILL PRESENT “BIRDS OF PREY” AT 7 P.M. ON THURSDAY, APRIL 8, IN WITTENBERG HALL AT THE OAKHURST METHODIST CHURCH ON ROAD 426. Few, if any, birds capture the human imagination more than birds of prey, or raptors. Admired for their grace, […]