Pennant race tightens



SENIOR TOMMY STICKLES MAKES A DRAMATIC, DUSTY SLIDE INTO HOME PLATE DURING THE VARSITY GRIZZLIES’ BIG WIN OVER DENAIR ON MONDAY. THE GAME WAS PLAYED AS A MAKE-UP FOR AN EARLIER RAIN OUT. With a pair of convincing, 5- inning victories in their last two Southern Athletic League outings, Mariposa’s Grizzlies are still in the chase for the SAL title. […]

Lady Grizzlies drop into second place



Last Friday, Mariposa’s varsity girls’ soccer squad dropped a 3-2 contest to Waterford’s Wildcats, which broke a point tie with Le Grand that pushed the Lady Grizzlies into second place in the Southern Athletic League. A flurry of goals in the first half left the contest tied at 2-2 at the intermission. The Wildcats drew first blood when freshman substitute […]

MCHS golfers 2nd in SAL



In Tuesday afternoon’s Southern Athletic League golf tournament, Mariposa’s golf team finished second to perennial champ Turlock Christian. The Grizzlies carded a team total of 438, 27 strokes behind the Eagles with a stroke total of 411. Waterford finished a distant third with 536, and Le Grand wound up in the cellar with 626. Turlock Christian’s top three golfers scored […]

MYF holds sign ups



The Mariposa Youth Football League is holding sign-ups for the fall 2010 season on May 1 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and June 14 and 30 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. All sessions will be held at the Mariposa VFW Hall. Registration is $150 for the first player and $125 for each additional sibling. Parents must bring a birth […]

Softball squad blanked



Last Friday at Waterford, Mariposa’s varsity girls’ softball squad fell to the league leading Wildcats, 5-0. Waterford remained unbeaten in Southern Athletic League play with a spotless 10-0 league mark. The Wildcats scored a solo run in each of the first 5 innings. No other game results were received by head coach Mike Brocchini. The Lady Grizzlies were set to […]

AYSO begins registration



Mariposa AYSO is holding soccer registration on May 1, 15 and June 26. Registration will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at locations to be announced. If a child was a player last year, then officials have paperwork pre-printed. To register a child to play, parents should visit eayso.org, then bring three copies of the forms signed and […]

Mabel “Gay” Rowney



A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated May 3, at 1 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Mariposa for Mabel Maude “Gay” Rowney, who was born August 20, 1917 in Elk River, Idaho. She died April 23 in Mariposa. She was the widow of Harold J. Rowney and is survived by her children: Beejee Allan, Veronica Gross, Christopher […]

Edith May Snell



Edith “Edie” May Snell, a member of a pioneer Mariposa County family, died March 31. She was 77. Edie grew up in Mariposa, graduating from Mariposa County High School in 1950. She moved to Merced and worked for the Merced Credit Bureau. She married Herbert John “Jack” Snell and had three children: Denise, Duane and Dean. Mrs. Snell enjoyed camping […]

Margaret W. Miller



Margaret Miller was born in Oklahoma on March 3, 1915, and passed away in Merced on April 22, 2010, at the age of 95. Margaret and her husband, Russ, along with their son, Bob, owned and operated the Yosemite Park Line Resort for many years. After Margaret retired you could see her any day making pies at her daughter, Jean’s […]

Program buzzes about bees



THE GREEN SWEAT BEE IS ONE OF MANY NATIVE BEES THAT PLAY A CRITICAL ROLE AS POLLINATORS OF NATIVE AND GARDEN PLANTS AND FARM CROPS. For every three bites of food eaten, pollinators were responsible for bringing one of those bites to the hungry person. In fact, roughly 35 percent of global food production and an estimated 60-80 percent of […]