Young Marlins team places fifth at Firebaugh Invitational



GEEP CUMMINGSThe Mariposa Marlins Swim Team, fielding a very young squad, still placed fifth at the 40th annual Firebaugh Invitational three-day swim meet which was held July 15 – 17. Nearly 550 swimmers from 10 highly-competitive recreational teams from throughout the Central Valley attended this meet. The Marlins sent 68 swimmers to this competition and the average age of those […]

Rotary slates Yaley memorial golf tourney



The annual Mariposa Rotary Mollie Suh Yaley Golf Tournament on Saturday, Sept. 24, at Oakhurst’s Sierra Meadows Country Club, raises money to fund the Mollie Suh Yaley Rotary Scholarship. Yaley was born Suh Dae Sook on Jan. 4, 1976, in Korea. She lived in an orphanage until local residents Bill and Arlene Yaley adopted her when she was almost 5 […]

Soccer try-outs set for high school players



Try-outs are going to be held for Mariposa County High School boys’ soccer starting Monday, Aug. 8 from 3:15 to 5:30 p.m. on the lower field (concession) in Grizzly Stadium. Practice is Monday through Friday beginning the Aug. 8. Players need to have all paperwork turned to MCHS and be cleared to participate. Players who have not already spoken to […]

MCHS schedules volleyball tryouts



The Mariposa County High School Grizzly volleyball team has scheduled its try-outs for the 2011 season. They will be held at the Loyd Hobby Gymnasium. Tryouts will be Aug. 15, 16 and 17. Varsity players are scheduled from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Junior varsity try-outs will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and the freshman team will tryout […]

Sports physicals set



Summer break is almost over, and it will soon be back to school. Students who plan to take part in school sports programs will need to get a pre-participation physical evaluation. John C. Fremont Medical Clinic will be doing sports physical exams at no charge for Mariposa County students. The last of the free sports physical clinic’s will be on […]

UC Merced hires new coaches



The University of California, Merced, announced last week it has named John Sykes as men’s basketball coach and Allen McCreary as women’s volleyball coach. They are the first coaching hires for the budding sports program, which will join the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics this season. Both men have local ties. Sykes is a Merced native who played basketball at […]

Happy, Healthy Hosting



 Healthy eating and great entertaining can go hand in hand when you have a few delicious tricks up your sleeve. Appetizers, tapas, hors d’oeuvres — whatever you want to call them, small bites are a great way to help control portions while putting big flavor on the plate. Here are some ideas for a small bites menu that will leave […]

Merced College sets MCHS registration



Merced Community College registration will be held on Thursday, Aug. 4 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Mariposa County High School. Merced College provides a variety of courses on site in partnership with Mariposa High School. During the fall 2011 semester courses include Introduction to Theater (DRAM-01), US History/ US Constitution (HIST-17A), History of American Popular Music (MUC-14), Nutrition (NUTR-10), […]

Day Camper of the Week



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Bubble kids



Mariposa Kiwanis Preschool held regularly scheduled play dates over the summer to help familiarize new students with their school and teachers, give returning and graduating students a chance to socialize. The children here are enjoying some bubbles on a warm day. Mariposa Kiwanis Preschool is now accepting enrollment and is a non-profit organization partially funded by First 5. The school […]