Chaney has Grizzlies in the driver’s seat moving forward

Pierce Chaney (right), in his first year as head coach at MCHS, has the Grizzly boys basketball team in a favorable position heading into the postseason. Photo by Matt JohnsonPierce Chaney might be just 27 years old, but he’s shown wisdom and experience beyond his years while directing the Mariposa County High School boys basketball team this season. Chaney, who […]

Home sweet home

Photo by Matt JohnsonDallas Cowboys offensive lineman Cody Wichmann (second from right) returned to Mariposa last week for a visit. He stopped by the Loyd Hobby Gymnasium on the campus of Mariposa County High School to watch the MCHS girls and boys basketball teams face off against Waterford last Wednesday. He received a round of applause from the home crowd. […]

Ramirez, soccer boys headed to playoffs after a long absence

Team goes on road and wins in major pressure-packed situation

Coming into last Thursday’s match at Gustine, the Mariposa County High School boys soccer team knew it needed a win to advance to the postseason for the first time since the 2009/10 season, when current MCHS head coach Miguel Ramirez was on the high school team. Whichever team won — MCHS or Gustine — was going to earn a berth […]

Senior hoop girls reflect on their fond varsity moments

The seniors on the MCHS girls basketball team were honored last week during their senior night ceremony. From left, Taylor Vegely, Milea Appling, Alex Williams, Jade Meisner and Katie Vick are shown. Photo by Matt JohnsonIt’s always a little emotional on senior night, when the seniors on each sports roster at Mariposa County High School realize it could be their […]

Lady Grizzlies cruise into hoops playoffs

Samantha Miles of Mariposa (center, with ball) wrestles the ball away from a Waterford player during MCHS’s 73-25 win last week. Photo by Matt Johnson It’s official: the Mariposa County High School girls basketball team once again has steamrolled the Southern League. That hasn’t changed from last year. What has changed this year is the Grizzlies are the No. 1 […]

Seniors take charge in hardwood wins

MCHS boys hoops team breaks 100 point mark in blowout win over Waterford, freshmen win league

Some of the members of the MCHS freshmen boys basketball team are shown last week after going undefeated in Southern League play. From left, Davis Bryant, coach Spencer Arebalo, Lance Dondero, Cole Young, Andres Ibarra, Fernando Garcia, Felipe Godinez and Landon Robinson are shown. Photo by Matt JohnsonSeniors led the way in two victories for the Mariposa County High School […]

Seymour, Butler advance on mats

Two girls from Mariposa County High School kept their wrestling seasons alive over the weekend. Competing at regionals over the weekend, Jade Seymour pinned her way to the finals and ended up placing second overall in her weight class, losing by three points to the No. 1 seeded wrestler. “She’s in a good spot because we think there are only […]

Jordan vs. Brady is really no debate


Some sports fans believe Tom Brady (top) has joined Michael Jordan as the greatest athlete of all-time. Courtesy photosOoooohhh, I couldn’t wait to write this column. My oh my, I couldn’t wait. Woooooooaah, nelly. In fact, I don’t know if I’ve ever been more motivated to write a column. I had to listen to several sports talk shows discuss whether […]

Grapplers get going

Submitted photoMariposa County’s Sierra Golden Grapplers — a youth wrestling program — have opened the 2019 wrestling season. The Grapplers defeated the Creekside Panthers, from Patterson, 50-18 last Thursday. Members of the team are shown. The team is coached by Jeremy Mabon. The Grappler season isn’t long, but the team does have a few more matches upcoming. They will rumble […]

Soccer girls narrowly win Southern League

MCHS’s Ava Dunlavey takes a corner kick during action last week. The girls are headed to the playoffs. Photo by Matt Johnson You won’t find many coaches who are as invested and as excited about their team as coach Adam Finney. That investment in his team has paid off. Finney’s Mariposa County High School girls soccer team claimed the Southern […]

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