Emotional start marks Little League opening day

Firefighter Braden Varney — who gave his life fighting the 2018 Ferguson Fire — was honored as part of the 2019 Mariposa County Little League Opening Ceremony. In the top photo, his children, Maleah (right) and Nolan (left), threw out first pitches as part of the event. Below, Mariposa County Little League players look on as a new scoreboard was dedicated at the Woodland ballfields. A sign on the scoreboard reads, “In memory of firefighter Braden Varney.” As part of the ceremony, area honor guar...

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