All-Decade teams for Mariposa County High School

Leah Lafata — called the best overall player for the decade by her high school coaches — helped guide the MCHS Grizzlies to section title wins prior to her graduation. The team couldn’t quite seal the deal in 2017, but did end up as section runner-up…. An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. To continue […]

Several recent grads highlight All-Decade softball team

Violet Matlock was certainly one of the top softball players at MCHS in the last few years. She went on to pitch at Division 1 Bucknell. Photos by Matt JohnsonEditor’s note: With the start of a new decade, the Gazette staff wanted to honor the athletes from Mariposa County High School who participated over the decade of 2010- 20. Coaches […]

Donati, Davies earn top awards at football banquet

JC Davies (left) and Logan Donati (right) were co-MVPs at the annual MCHS football banquet, held at the Mariposa Fairgrounds on Sunday afternoon. Photo by Matt JohnsonA scrumptious meal provided by the Mariposa Lions Club filled the bellies of everyone in attendance at the Mariposa County High School football awards banquet on Sunday, and then the awards given out filled […]

Amstutz knocks in four goals in victory

Lupin AmstutzComing off the long winter break, Mariposa County High School girls soccer coach Adam Finney wasn’t exactly sure how his team would look last week. But he quickly found out. Mariposa won 5-0 over Delhi in a home match last Tuesday. “It was a good game for us. We felt a bit rusty having taken some time off over […]


Photos by John MabonThe San Francisco 49ers hosted the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC Divisional Playoff round on Saturday and won 27-10. The Gazette was in attendance and had field access. Many pundits thought the Vikings would be a tough matchup for the Niners, but in the end, the Niner rushing attack and defense were insurmountable. In attendance was former […]

High school wrestlers getting into meat of the team’s January schedule

Grizzly wrestler Brock Burgess is shown. He placed third in competition at Firebaugh this past weekend. MCHS wrestling courtesy photoWith winter break over, the Mariposa County High School wrestlers had a busy weekend. Here are the latest results for the team and individual wrestlers in their respective weight classes: ThursdayDuel vs Orestimba: Mariposa won 63-18FridayJunior varsity girls and JV boys […]

Grizzly boys soccer hits rough patch

It hasn’t been an ideal start to the season for the Mariposa County High School boys soccer team, which finished last year with momentum and full of hope. The Grizzly boys slipped to 2-5 and 1-3 in Southern League games after dropping two one goal games last week. The Grizzly boys fell 1-0 at both Delhi and Denair, crucial games […]

Lady Griz wrap up strong week with two blowouts on hardwood

Mariposa’s Anne Fiester (second from right) reaches for a loose ball against Delhi last week. Fiester had 8 points in the contest. Photos by Matt Johnson A dominant all-around performance snapped a 10 game losing streak and helped the Mariposa County High School girls basketball team to ground the Delhi Hawks 55-16 last Tuesday. “I love these girls and they’re […]

Grizzly hoops boys win two of three over week

It was a busy week for the Mariposa County High School boys basketball team as the team got rolling after winter break. The Grizzlies beat Summerville 45-35 last Tuesday, beat Delhi 48-44 on Wednesday and fell at Denair last Friday, 66-57. Cody Truchsess led the way against Summerville, as he has done so many times this season. The senior scored […]

Girls softball registration now open

The Mariposa Girls Youth Softball League is now open for registration. The cost is $65 to register an athlete. In-person signups will be held at Happy Burger on Jan. 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Registration forms are also available by emailing or by visiting the Mariposa Girls Softball page on Facebook. Age divisions include: • 12U – […]

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