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Getting motivated

MCHS baseball team ready to get back into action


Kannon Gibson safely steals second base during the Maripsoa County High School Grizzlies’ season-opener against Waterford High School last Thursday. MCHS won that game 6-1 — and more victories could be coming. Photo by Tammi Richards How well can a baseball team play after just three practices? The Mariposa County High School Grizzlies are about to find out. After a […]

Softball ends on streak, other teams start anew



Ball in hand, Nicole Long, a Mariposa County High School Grizzlies softball infielder, chases down a Hughson Huskies player while Chloe Hughes looks on during MCHS’ final home game of the season last week. The Grizzlies won and ended their schedule with a 7-3 record. Photo by Tammi RichardsMariposa County High School’s softball team ended its schedule on a two-game […]

Hard-working girls basketball team primed to compete



Aubrey Swift, a sophomore on the Mariposa Grizzlies girls basketball team, looks to pass during MCHS’ first game of the season against Yosemite High School. The Grizzlies lost by a score of 63-25. Photo by Allen LamanWhen it’s all said and done, Al Brondolo won’t use wins or losses to measure the success of the Mariposa County High School girls […]

Volleyball team made ‘massive strides’ during virus shortened season



Layla Battles described the Mariposa County High School volleyball team as “very one.” Kylie Cogley said every member of the squad really cared. Lupin Amstutz thinks that next year, they can be even better. MCHS had just eight players on its varsity roster this spring. None were seniors. Those small numbers meant the girls had little room for error in […]

Girl Power

Junior slugger leads strong softball team


Megan Harris eyes home plate at a Mariposa Grizzlies game against Orestimba High School earlier this month. Through seven games, the junior first baseman has notched 11 hits, 13 RBI and scored 15 times. Photos by Allen Laman Megan Harris does everything big. Big heart. Big smile. She’s a big leader on this year’s Mariposa County High School softball team, […]

Football coach reflects back on ‘roller coaster’ gridiron season



Members of the Mariposa County High School Grizzlies football team charge out onto the field before a home game during the team’s 2021 spring season. MCHS ended its shortened schedule with a 4-1 record. Photo by Tammi Richards “Roller coaster.” If Robert Stitt, head coach of the Mariposa County High School Grizzlies football team, had to pick a concise phrase […]

Softball drops game,volleyball goes 2-1



Mariposa County High School’s softball and volleyball teams were back in action last week, picking up a pair of losses and two wins in a week that was molded by Covid-19 quarantines. Head volleyball coach Debbie Leonard said “it was kind of a crazy week” for her team. Freshman players moved up to varsity to fill the spots of normal […]

Cruise control

Senior night victory pushes MCHS football to 4-1


Tyler Richards, a Grizzlies wide receiver and outside linebacker, sacks Denair quarterback David Sutton during last week’s senior night matchup at the Gold Bowl in Mariposa. Photo by Tammi Richards Ryan Soto trotted to the sideline and shrugged. Where’s the defense? he wondered. The Mariposa County High School senior wide receiver had already embarrassed Denair High School’s secondary when he […]

‘That’s our trophy’

Grizzlies manhandle Le Grand in major rivalry contest


MCHS wide receiver Landon Robinson evades a tackle and scouts his path ahead. The tall junior caught three passes for 62 yards and a touchdown. Photo by Tami Richards“That’s our trophy,” one player bellowed. “It’s coming back with us,” a coach exclaimed. “The trophy stays here,” added an assistant. Huddled up after their 30-6 silencing of the Le Grand Bulldogs […]

The hard-hitting Holt brothers are fearsome duo



Lane Holt (61) flips a Le Grand High School player into the air during last week’s 30-6 Grizzlies victory over the Bulldogs. Lane recorded seven total tackles in the contest. Photo by Tami Richards Lane and Ty Holt handle 500-pound calves 100 times stronger than any football player they’ll ever line up against at the Gold Bowl Arena. Growing up […]


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