Gatz pleads to three cruelty felonies

The Patterson man accused of abusing horses in Mariposa County earlier this year has entered no contest pleas to three felony charges. The plea agreement was reached in Mariposa County Superior Court on Nov. 8. Don Gatz, 76, pleaded no contest to each count of felony animal cruelty. Each count included the abuse of 10 horses. This case began last […]

Headed for the ‘city that never sleeps’

Excited band members, parents and organizers left Mariposa late Monday for a bus ride to San Francisco International Airport and a Delta Airlines flight to New York City. The band performs in the Big Apple’s Veterans Day Parade on Friday, Nov. 11. The Grizzlies are the only band representing California…. An online subscription is required to view news content on […]


Lady Grizzlies cruise past Venture Academy

Junior Khrissy Schellentrager (No. 6) records one of her 14 kills during the round one playoff victory over Venture Academy on Tuesday night. The Lady Grizzlies host Bret Harte in round two at 7 p.m. in Loyd Hobby Gymnasium.To open the Sac- Joaquin Section Division IV playoffs, Mariposa’s Lady Grizzlies rolled over Venture Academy, 3-0 (25-7, 25-8, 25-5), setting the […]

Four senior soccer players land honors

The four seniors on the young MCHS soccer squad landed All-Southern Athletic League honors during voting by the league’s coaches last week. Mariposa finished in fifth place in the eight-team league. Ryland Radanovich and Josh Collins were both named All-SAL, and Philip Fuller and Fernando Mendoza received honorable mention. The all-league list was dominated by unbeaten league champ Gustine with […]

Grizzlies take on Scots in playoffs after humbling defeat

Mariposa running back Liam Fieldsted (No. 22) gains ground against Le Grand in last Friday night’s SAL clash.Following last Friday night’s staggering defeat at he hands or archrival Le Grand (56-14), now the undefeated Southern Athletic League champion, Mariposa’s Grizzlies now face the daunting task of traveling north to Sacramento to take on Highlands High School’s Scots in the first […]

Doc’s Pigskin Predictions

Another Southern Athletic League (SAL) season draws to a close, and in a bit of a surprise, three league teams advance to the playoffs. Le Grand, at a perfect 10-0 is the number one seed in Division V. Mariposa gets the last spot in the division at the number six seed, and Ripon Christian rides a late season surge to […]

Superbowl brings huge crowd to town

It was a super weekend for football fans visiting Mariposa on Nov. 4 and 5. Thousands of people packed the Mariposa County Fairgrounds for the two days of Trans Valley Youth Football League Superbowl games. Many of them camped there all weekend and kept local businesses filled all weekend long…. An online subscription is required to view news content on […]

Grappler parents to meet

There will be a parent information meeting for the Mariposa Golden Grapplers Wrestling Club on Tuesday, Nov. 22 at 6 p.m. Parents can come to learn about and register for the upcoming wrestling season for kindergarten through fifth grade children. It will be held at Mariposa County High School, in room 55. Registration is $35. … An online subscription is […]

Junior varsity rips ‘Dogs to share title

Mariposa’s standout sophomore Philip Rauch (No. 32) is off to the races as he returned the opening kick-off against Le Grand in last Friday night’s final SAL clash.A dominating first quarter set the tone for Mariposa’s junior varsity last Friday night against Le Grand’s Bulldogs. After Grizzly sophomore standout Philip Rauch returned the opening kick-off 86 yards to open the […]

Woodland celebrates Halloween

Woodland Elementary School second grade teacher turned wizard Lori Tierney puts a magic spell on her second grade class during the school’s annual Halloween parade. Students and teachers from all grade levels marched around decorated Halloween pumpkins to songs such as Thriller and Ghostbusters. Younger siblings, parents and relatives who dressed up also marched in the parade. After the parade, […]