Grizzly football team nearly comes back from 14-point deficit; referees loomed large in tight game

MCHS’s Jeremiaha Godinez (62) and a gang of Grizzlies look to corral Lincoln High running back Luis Contreras. The Grizzlies fell 21-14 and failed to advance to the state final. Photos by Matt Johnson They showed they had the heart of champions, but in the end, the Mariposa County High School Grizzlies couldn’t overcome a 14-point deficit last Friday night. […]

Girls soccer team stacked with talent, expectations high

There’s no shortage of talent on the 2019-20 Mariposa County High School girls soccer team. The team returns three of its top players, Lupin Amstutz, Ruby Yager and Ava Dunlavey. Each are key cogs of the offensive attack and were instrumental in last season’s success. “Lupin and Ava and Ruby are all back after great seasons last year, and if […]

Shorthanded Grizzlies edged by Ripon wrestlers

Mariposa’s Sam Lura (top) lost a physical match against Ripon last Thursday, but despite the setback, Lura should be one of the wrestlers to keep an eye on for big things this season. Photos by Matt JohnsonA shorthanded Mariposa County High School Grizzly wrestling team fought hard, but came up just short in a duel with Ripon High last Thursday. […]

Badgers blanked Grizzly soccer boys on wet field

Mariposa Grizzly Cyrus Sberna defends against Yosemite during last week’s 6-0 loss in Mariposa. MCHS coach Miguel Ramirez said he believes the game served as a reminder of things the team needs to shore up before the start of league contests. Photo by Matt JohnsonPlaying on a soppy field due to recent rainfall, the Mariposa County High School boys soccer […]

Three MCHS netters receive honors from league

Shown are award winners from the MCHS volleyball team. From left are Lily Heaver, Lupin Amstutz, Marissa Morris, Reyna Mero and Abbey Fillion. Submitted photoThree athletes from this year’s Mariposa County High School volleyball team received honors from the Southern League. Senior Lily Heavner was an All-League recipient, while seniors Marissa Morris and Reyna Mero were honorable mentions. Heavner was […]

JV volleyball team celebrates season, awards handed out

The Mariposa County High School junior varsity volleyball team had plenty of reason to be happy about the way its season went. The Grizzlies finished as Southern League co-champions for the second straight year. The team feasted on league opponents, compiling a league record of 12-2, and the team went a scintillating 18-3 overall. Ripon Christian lost its last match, […]

Lady Griz hoops team outpaces Minarets behind Heavner’s strong play

It was a positive start to the season for the Mariposa County High School girls basketball team, as the Grizzlies went on the road and claimed a 38-29 win over the Minarets Mustangs, in a non-league preseason matchup. “We didn’t play well in the first half but played better in the second half. We just have to convert those inside […]

Fiester takes the reins of freshmen, JV boys hoops teams at MCHS

Coaching one team is hard enough, but coaching two at one time is even more difficult. But that’s the task for Dave Fiester, who has taken over the coaching duties for the Mariposa County High School freshmen and junior varsity boys basketball teams. “I missed coaching,” said Fiester, who noted he has coached in the past. “I’m a coach. That’s […]


In a recent issue of the Gazette, MCHS Grizzly football player Case Frank was incorrectly identified as Case Franks. Frank was responsible for forcing a key turnover during a recent game. We apologize for the typo. … An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. To continue reading please enter your username and password below. Not […]

Boys hoops has mixed week

MCHS’s Cody Truchsess (right) goes airborne against Minarets’ defense. Photos by Matt Johnson In the battle between two mountain schools, it was the Yosemite Badgers which came out on top, 60-58 over the Mariposa County High School boys basketball team last Wednesday. The game was played in Mariposa. MCHS held a 28-26 halftime lead but the Badgers made big plays […]

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