VALENTINE’S DAY

Love is (literally) in the air

Kirshtin Coakley shows her surprise after her fiance Ron Berry flashed a sign asking her to marry him while she was on a zip line.Just about every girl would love for a man to sweep her off her feet. Kirshtin Coakley, 32, found hers, and he did just that with a unusual wedding proposal last week. About two years ago, […]

Mariposa escapes Delhi



Grizzly senior Jimmy Neri (No. 15) shoots for two of his 24 points during the varsity Grizzlies’ overtime win against Waterford last Friday night. The Grizzlies will host Gustine on Friday night. The team moved up in the section’s power ratings this week, putting it in the playoffs.A 25-point fourth quarter lifted Mariposa to a slim 70-68 Southern Athletic League […]

Babe Ruth League holds sign-ups



Yosemite Gateway Babe Ruth League signups will be on Saturday, Feb. 4 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the VFW Hall in Mariposa. New applicants need to complete a participation application and provide a birth certificate copy, proof of residency and the $85 participation fee. Returning players do not need to provide a birth certificate copy. For more information, […]

Girls can still register for softball



It’s not too late to register for Mariposa Girls Youth League Softball (MGYSL). Tryouts are scheduled for Feb. 11 at the Mariposa County High School field. The 13 and 14-yearolds will try-out from 10 to 11 a.m. The 11 and 12- year-olds will try-out from 11 a.m. to noon. Following the lunch break, 8, 9 and 10-year-olds will try-out. The […]

Grizzlies host SAL tourney this Saturday



For the first time since 1989, Mariposa will host the Southern Athletic League wrestling tournament this Saturday inside the Loyd Hobby Gymnasium on the Mariposa County High School campus. The competition begins at 9 a.m between the hosting Grizzlies, league dual meet champ Waterford, Denair, Turlock Christian, Big Valley Christian, and Delhi. Waterford, which has a solid middle school program […]

Ski team does well despite lack of snow



Shannon Action | Contributed Nine-year-old Sophie Seljeseth of Coarsegold placed eighth at Bear ValleyThe Yosemite Ski Team had no snow at Badger Pass to practice on before its first races. Most of the racers trained only one day at Bear Valley before the first two races of the season. Despite lack of snow, the USSA/FarWest Rasmussen Classic Slalom at Bear […]

Lady Grizzlies dominate SAL foes, move to 8-3



Junior Brittany Binnewies (No. 22) takes a shot over the hands of the Waterford defender during the varsity Lady Grizzlies’ big win over the Wildcats last Thursday. The girls beat Delhi on Monday and host Gustine tonight.With a pair of crushing Southern Athletic League victories over Delhi and Waterford, Mariposa’s varsity girls’ basketball team pushed its league record to 8-3. […]

Freshmen remain tied atop league



Tuesday night Mariposa’s freshman boys’ basketball squad pummeled Delhi’s Hawks, 48-28. The Southern Athletic League victory left the young Grizzlies deadlocked with Ripon Christian for first place in the league with identical 6-1 marks. Mariposa trailed early in the first quarter, falling behind 4-0 before Kaymen Smith uncorked a pair of three-point bombs that lifted MCHS to a quick 6-4 […]

Grapplers stay busy



The “Senior Golden Grapplers” youth wrestling club has had a very busy schedule recently, starting with a home match against visiting team, Webster Middle School of Madera Ranchos. Mariposa defeated the valley team with a final score of 37 to 29. The Senior Golden Grapplers winning their match included: Adam Starr, Tommy Webb, Bob Robinson, Quinlin Pretzer, Jason Boyer, Jake […]

Junior varsity throttles Hawks



Mariposa’s junior varsity boys’ hoops squad moved its Southern Athletic League mark to 7-4 Tuesday night with a dominating 64-38 win over Delhi. The Grizzlies raced off to a 17-5 lead in the first quarter and never looked back, leading 30- 10 at the half. “It was a solid team effort, and we showed a lot of energy on the […]