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Fresno Griz and Washington Nats come to an agreement for 2019 and 2020 seasons

By ohtadmin | September 27, 2018

 The Fresno Grizzlies (Triple-A, Pacific Coast League) have signed a two-season Player Development Contract (PDC) with the Washington Nationals. Washington, a perennial playoff contender in the National League East, has won that division four of the last six seasons (2012-2017), finishing no worse than second place during that span. The Nationals’ player development has been exemplary as well, counting current […]

Late Reds TD breaks hearts of Grizzlies

By ohtadmin | September 27, 2018

Grizzly fullback JC Davies (center) returned from a knee injury that sidelined him for two weeks. He is shown trying to keep possession of the ball while Gustine’s Hector Esquivez (left) tries to rip it away. The game was played at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds Gold Bowl. Photos by Matt Johnson There’s a reason football is called a game of […]

MCHS drops thriller to rival

By ohtadmin | September 27, 2018

MCHS’s Abbey Fillion (left) rises up to make a play against the Le Grand Bulldogs last week in Mariposa. Photo by Matt JohnsonTwo straight years, two straight classics against Le Grand. The Mariposa County High School volleyball team had yet another riveting match against Le Grand last week, much like two thrilling five set matches last season. But in the […]

I took a trip back in time recently

By ohtadmin | September 27, 2018

Two brothers, Marc and Chris Gooboian, manage the sports card shop Bases Loaded, located in Fresno. Photo by Matt Johnsonwritten a few stories about sports memorabilia and collecting in the past, so indulge me just one more time. I took a trip back in time a few days ago. Let me explain. Every now and then, I like to get […]

Mariposa County Fair rodeo results released

By ohtadmin | September 27, 2018

The team roping event is always one of the most popular events at the Mariposa County Fair Rodeo. Photo by Matt JohnsonThe 2018 Mariposa County Fair Rodeo was held Sunday, Sept. 2. Results were officially released to the public last week, and are as follows: Jr. Barrel race 1. Briley Dahlem, 15.87 – $320; 2. Kendall Patterson, 16.22 – $240; […]

Rudy Challenge nears

By ohtadmin | September 27, 2018

As reported previously in the Gazette, the fourth annual Rudy Warrior Challenge will be held Saturday, Oct. 6 at 9 a.m. at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds. The Crossfit-style event tests competitors’ strength. Funds raised benefit the Public Safety Hardship Fund, established to help officers and families of those who have been wounded, shot or killed in the line of duty. […]

VFW kicks off annual essay contests for youth in area

By ohtadmin | September 27, 2018

Robyn Anzulis (center), a senior at South Carroll High School in Sykesville, Md., was named the 2017-18 Voice of Democracy first-place winner. Robyn’s speech on the theme, “American History: Our Hope for the Future,” won her a $30,000 college scholarship. High school students in Mariposa County have the same opportunity to earn prize money. Submitted photoVeterans of Foreign Wars Post […]

ICES Children’s Fair set Sept. 29

By ohtadmin | September 27, 2018

The 29th annual Children’s Fair will be held on Saturday, Sept. 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Mariposa County Park. The event is sponsored by Infant/Child Enrichment Services, Inc. (ICES), which, along with other agencies, organizations, child care centers and licensed family child care providers, will be offering free activities. A few highlights of this year’s event […]

Wild about wildlife

By ohtadmin | September 27, 2018

Yosemite Valley School students recently had the chance to learn from Beth Pratt Bergstrom, California regional executive director, from the National Wildlife Federation (top row, far left). She presented a program about wildlife in the region and how the community can be stewards of the animals. In addition, she taught about Los Angeles Mountain Lion P-22, which she has been […]

Substitute pay rate raised in school district

By ohtadmin | September 27, 2018

It’s been one of the issues talked about the most over the past few months by the Mariposa County Unified School district board of trustees. And at its Sept. 13 school board meeting, the trustees decided to take action. The board raised the daily rate for substitute teachers in MCUSD to $115. The previous single day rate for a substitute […]