Williams headed to Merced College for hoops

MCHS senior developed into key figure in team’s 2019 success

Mariposa’s Alex Williams (center, with ball) has announced she will be playing college basketball at Merced College this coming season. Photos by John MabonShe was one of the most improved players on the Mariposa County High School basketball team last season, and her hard work has led to an exciting opportunity. MCHS senior Alex Williams told the Gazette she will […]

Like father, like son: Perez learning from father, hopes to succeed like him, as well

Adrian Perez (left) has helped his son, Tyler (right) become more interested in track. Photo by Matt JohnsonSometimes when you’re young, it’s difficult to take advice from your parents. But for track athlete Tyler Perez, it only makes sense. Perez’s father, Adrian Perez, has excelled in the same sport. Less than two years ago, in fact, Adrian medaled in the […]

Lady Grizzlies come back to win wacky, windy game

Morgann Loucks of MCHS fires in a ball from the outfield during play last week. Photo by Matt JohnsonYou’d be hard pressed to see a stranger softball game than the one played last Tuesday between Mariposa County High School and Orestimba. There were a handful of things that contributed to the wackiness. For starters, it was an abnormally windy day […]

Kelsey honored for contributions to Navy softball team

Ginny KelseyGenevieve “Ginny” Kelsey has accomplished a lot in her young life, and she just added another accomplishment. Kelsey and her teammate, Soibhan Moriarty were recognized as the first week of April’s outstanding softball players for the Mid Atlantic League. Kelsey is a member of the U.S. Naval Academy’s club softball team. The team competes in the National Club Softball […]

Track team continues with busy stretch

Mikey Owens of the MCHS track and field team is shown during the discus event during Friday’s Southern League meet, held in Atwater. He finished fourth at the JV level. Photos by Matt JohnsonThe busy track and field season continued for the Mariposa County High School Grizzlies last week. The Grizzlies competed on Friday in the fourth Southern League meet […]

Diamondmen have the tools for success


 I knew the baseball team at Mariposa County High School would be strong this season, but I had no idea they’d be this strong. The team sits at 13-2 (I hope I don’t jinx them by writing this). They’re clearly among the cream of the crop in the Southern League. When you look at the roster, the team has everything […]

Golfers split four matches

The Mariposa County High School golf team split four matches over the last week. The Grizzlies lost on April 9 against Southern League foe Ripon Christian, 186 to 220. “We lost by 50 strokes to them the first time around,” said MCHS coach Trace DeSandres. “Ripon Christian would be competitive in any league in our section.” The low scorers for […]

All Comers meet set on April 20

Athletes interested in running, jumping and throwing are invited to show their skills at the 15th annual All Comers Meet sponsored by the Mariposa County High School track and field team. It will be held Saturday, April 20 at the MCHS track. Registration is at 9 a.m. and the meet starts at 10 a.m. This is open for ages 6-90. […]

Clash of the league titans: Patience at plate helps MCHS rally for thrilling victory over RC

MCHS’s Robbie Stark slides in safely back to first base during a pickoff attempt made by Ripon Christian. Photo by Matt Johnson Will Harris stepped to the plate in the final inning with the bases loaded, a full count, and the game tied at 6-6. The Mariposa County High School junior felt like he had let his team down just […]

Quite the honor

Submitted photoMariposa County High School athlete Samantha Matlock attended a dinner on April 12 in which she was awarded the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Spirit of the Sport award. The ceremony was held in Burlingame at the Hilton hotel. Matlock received a $1,000 scholarship from the CIF along with the award. This award — considered one of the top awards […]

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