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‘We fought for four quarters’

Football team wins 2021 league opener


Leo Ghaleb, a sophomore linebacker on the Mariposa County High School Grizzlies football team, swarms the Gustine Reds’ offensive backfield during MCHS’ 36-20 victory on Sunday. That home victory moved the team to a 1-0 Southern League record. Photo by Tammi RichardsLeo Ghaleb had been a thorn in the Gustine High School Reds’ offense for four straight quarters. The sophomore […]

Catches, kicks and coverage

Senior Grizzly contributes on all sides of the ball


Landon Robinson, a senior on the Mariposa County High School Grizzlies football team, prepares to throw a pass during a practice last week. Robinson plays wide receiver, kicker, punter and defensive safety for MCHS. The quiet leader has produced big numbers through his team’s first four games. Photo by Allen Laman Using the same two feet that had just tiptoed […]

JV volleyball wins tourney



Members of the Mariposa County High School junior varsity volleyball team pose with their first place trophy after winning the Golden Valley Tournament last Saturday. The girls defeated big schools en route to claiming the tourney victory. Submitted photoDuring a week when Covid-19 protocols limited the Mariposa County High School varsity volleyball team to just one game, the school’s JV […]

Grizzlies comeback cut short



Wyatt Green, quarterback of the Mariposa County High School football team, lofts a pass to wide receiver Joey Williams during last week’s 24-21 loss to McLane High School. Late game theatrics excited, but as the Grizzlies move into league play, players will focus on performing during all four quarters. Photo by Allen LamanIt came down to one kick. Little more […]

Volleyball passed down family line

Lust continues long tradition


Kyah Lust (right) warms up with teammates before a Mariposa County High School Grizzlies volleyball game in late August. Volleyball has been passed down her family line for generations. Photo by Allen LamanHer mom played. Her grandma did, too. So did her aunts, her great aunts, her cousins and other extended family members. Just about every woman related to Kyah […]

Volleyballers coalescing after quarantines



Layla Battles prepares to serve for the Mariposa County High School volleyball team during the Grizzlies’ game against Turlock Christian High School last Wednesday. The girls won later that night and are coming together after a fractured start to their season. Photo by Allen Laman Kyah Lust couldn’t watch her team play. When the Mariposa County High School volleyball team […]

Young players step up, but football team falls



Ayden Lopes, a senior running back on the Mariposa County High School football team, bursts ahead during the team’s 18-16 loss to the Stone Ridge Christian Knights last Friday. Photo by Allen LamanThe Mariposa County High School football team traveled to Castle Air Force Base in Atwater with a varsity roster depleted by mandatory Covid-19 close-contact quarantines and players pulled […]

Demolition derby is a family affair



Odgers poses for a portrait with his derby car ahead of Saturday’s event. The hand prints painted on the side are from each of his grandchildren. Photo by Allen LamanDays before Mark Odgers revved his engine and cruised out in front of grandstands packed with screaming fans, a group of little helpers traced and painted their hand prints onto his […]

Grizzlies players and coaches react to canceled football game



Members of the Mariposa County High School Grizzlies run blocking drills at the team’s practice field last Wednesday. MCHS’ Aug. 27 game against Minarets High School was canceled due to a combination of wildfire smoke and Covid-19 concerns. Photo by Allen LamanWyatt Green will play every football game of his senior season like it’s his last. Not because he fears […]

Where on the field is Tyler Crockett?

Wherever his team needs him and then some


Tyler Crockett lifts a defender off the ground while practicing blocking last Wednesday. The versatile senior plays on the offensive line, as a running back and as a defensive linebacker. Photo by Allen Laman Tyler Crockett is everywhere. That’s him wrapping up his 12th tackle of the game. A few plays ago, he blocked a defensive lineman flat on his […]


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