BUDGET CRISIS

Board hears emotional pleas to save two schools

Young Lily Lessley would be one of the students affected by the closure of Coulterville Greeley Elementary School. She attended the school board meeting along with other students and their families.The decision to close two Mariposa County schools is not just about dollars and cents, and that fact was clearly evident at the Mariposa County Unified School District’s Board of […]

FFA dinner, dance and auction is Saturday



It’s time for the 16th annual Mariposa FFA Boosters dinner, dance and auction. The popular event takes place Saturday, April 30, at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds. The ticket price has been reduced to $40 per person this year, and still includes a prime rib dinner and all beverages. Attendees must be at least 21-years-old. Above are some of the auction […]

Hammerin’ Griz slam SAL foes



Mariposa’s Ryland Radanovich (No. 3) tries to break up a double play ball in last week’s whitewashing of Delhi, 20-0. The Grizzlies are competing in the Hilmar Tournament this week before trying to protect their first place position in the SAL next week.Last week Mariposa’s varsity baseball team kept a firm grip on its first place position in the Southern […]

Lady Grizzlies hold onto first place with dual SAL victories



Freshman Shea Williams (left) works to tag a Turlock Christian base runner during the Grizzlies’ come from behind win against the Eagles last week.With Southern Athletic League wins over Denair and Turlock Christian last week, Mariposa’s varsity girls’ softball team (10-1) maintained its one game lead over second place Gustine (9-2) in the race for the league pennant. Last Thursday […]

MYF registers players for the fall



Mariposa Youth Football will hold sign-ups for football players and cheerleaders for the 2011 season on April 30 from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the VFW Hall in Mariposa. The early registration fee is $125, with an $25 discount for each additional sibling. Players will need an athletic physical completed before participation. Parents should bring a copy of a […]

MAYSA opens player registration



The Mariposa Area Youth Soccer Association (MAYSA) has announced the opportunity to play soccer in recreation to competitive level teams in neighboring mountain communities. Sign-ups and information booth will be on Seventh Street near Subway and the Hotspot during the Butterfly Festival on April 30. There will also be registration held on May 13 at Woodland upper field from 3 […]

Soccer squad one win away from league title



Senior Jamie Jouett passes the ball during the Lady Grizzlies’ recent win over Turlock Christian. The Grizzlies remain in first place in the Southern Athletic League.On a pair of convincing Southern Athletic League victories last week, Mariposa’s varsity girls’ soccer squad (10-1- 1) is within one win of capturing the SAL crown. “We’re trying to stay focused, and training hard […]

UC Merced joins NAIA



The University of California, Merced, was approved for membership in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics last week during the NAIA’s national convention in Kansas City, Mo. With the approval, UC Merced’s Golden Bobcats will begin play in the California Pacific Conference in fall 2011 in four sports: men’s basketball, women’s volleyball and men’s and women’s cross country. Plans for […]

Marlins raise funds



The Mariposa Marlins swim team is conducting a recycling fund raiser. There’s nothing to buy. The team is asking the community to protect the environment by donating used consumer electronics and unwanted, broken or mismatched jewelry. The used items may be tax deductible and will be recycled in accordance with EPA regulations. One hundred percent of the proceeds will help […]

Parks and Rec begins swim season



The Mariposa County Public Works Department, Parks and Recreation Division will begin the swim season in May. Lap swim and aqua fitness classes will take place at the Mariposa pool beginning May 2. Lap swim is held Monday through Friday from noon to 12:45 p.m. Aqua fitness is held Monday through Thursday from 5 to 6 p.m. Registration begins for […]