Collier tells MCHS athletes to have faith, work hard

Former professional athlete was guest at last week’s Sports Stars event

Tim Collier, an NFL veteran who played for the Kansas City Chiefs, St. Louis Cardinals and San Francisco 49ers, was one of the highlights of the Grizzly Sports Stars event held on June 3 at MCHS. The event honored the top athletes and top coach at the school. Photo by Nicole W. Little It’s not every day that a National […]

Marquez, Dormer win Kim Evans award

The 2019 Kimberly Evans Leadership Award was issued to Izamary Marquez and August Dormer, two soccer players at MCHS. From left, Marquez, Jeff Evans and Dormer are shown. Submitted photo Every year, two soccer players from Mariposa County High School — one female and one male — receive an award which honors leadership. The Kimberly Evans Leadership Award was presented […]

High school names its athletes of year

Ava Dunlavey The 2018-19 athletes of the year from Mariposa County High School were announced recently at two awards nights held at the school. The athlete of the year selections were based on a point system created by the MCHS athletic staff. The point system was set up as follows: • Every sport an athlete plays earns the athlete a […]

1984 football team to be inducted on June 22

It will be a trip down memory lane when one of the top football teams in Mariposa County High School is honored this month. The 1984 MCHS Grizzly football team will be inducted into the Grizzly Hall of Fame during the annual Grizzly Hall of Fame Dinner on June 22. It will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the Mariposa County […]

Wichmann could be in for intriguing camp battle, writer explains

Cody Wichmann Mariposa’s Cody Wichmann has a lot to prove this year. Wichmann, who is battling for a spot on the Dallas Cowboys roster, was listed as a player with an interesting battle ahead of him in a recent article about the Cowboys. In the June 3 article, “Vets versus upstarts: The most intriguing Cowboys camp battles,” sportswriter Tom Ryle […]

Trap team stands out at a Saturday Livermore shoot

Six members of the Mariposa Grizzlies Trap Team ventured to Livermore on Saturday for the CGSTA Northern Zone ATA Shoot. After the winds died down, the team went on to have a strong day. Cody Poor nabbed second place in the rookie division for singles and doubles. Canyon Wass took third in handicap short yardage. High School individual scores: Jonathon […]

Women’s golf club holds Captain’s Cup

From left, participants in the recent River Creek Women’s Golf Club Captain’s Cup included: Candace Flammang, Linda Shepler, Barb Hamilton, Debra Peckinpah, Maggie Martin, Angie Peters and Club Captain Loretta Fairband. Submitted photo Under cloudy skies and challenging conditions, the River Creek Women’s Golf Club held its annual two-day Captain’s Cup Tournament in late May The club is hoping to […]

Four Mariposa players compete in Merced County All-Star baseball game, which ends in 10 inning tie

  Four athletes from Mariposa County High School were selected to play in the annual Merced County All-Star baseball game. Michael Medinas (senior first baseman/pitcher), Leo Kari (senior pitcher), Josh Mah (senior second baseman) and Jake Swift (junior pitcher/catcher) represented Mariposa at the game. It was held Saturday at Merced College. Playing on the South Team, the athletes from Mariposa […]

Little Leaguers making noise in tournament of champion playoffs

Two local Little League teams are battling in the District 73 Tournament of Champions playoffs. The Mariposa County Minors Dodgers have won their first two matchups in the playoffs. The first win came against the Turlock American Little League River Bandits 11-4 and a second win against the Turlock National Little League Red Wings, 9-3. “They are currently posed in […]

So many contributed to Sports Stars event last week


  I woke up on Tuesday morning last week feeling good. The night prior, the Gazette had hosted the first-ever Grizzly Sports Stars event on the campus of Mariposa County High School. We honored the top athletes in each sport as well as our top coach of the year, Trace DeSandres. We wanted to keep the event simple and efficient, […]

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