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MCHS netters hoping to get back to playoffs

Team is set to enter 2019 campaign with fresh group of faces


The 2019 Mariposa County High School volleyball team is shown. In the back row, from left, are: Jasmine Lopez, Kylie Cogley, Lily Heavner, Bree Dormer, Autumn Dobson and Montana Phillips; front, Kylie Ward, Reyna Mero, Noe Patterson, Abbey FIllion, Marissa Morris and Ciera Barnett. Photo by Matt JohnsonExcitement.Positivity.Coming around.Working hard. Those are a few of the words and phrases Debbie […]

Rudy Warrior Challenge registration open



A popular fitness event is back for another year in the area. The Rudy Warrior Challenge will be held on Saturday, Oct. 5 in Catheys Valley. It will begin at 9 a.m. This event tests competitors’ physical fortitude and mental strength through a series of physical exercises. All proceeds benefit the Public Safety Hardship Fund. One big change this year […]

Marlins compete at Clovis Junior Olympics

The Yosemite Marlins boys 15-and-under 800 relay team is shown. From left, Brady Oliphant, Braylon Radford, Jonah Dacanay and Josh Johnson are shown. The team placed second overall. That same group of boys placed seventh in the 4×100 free relay. Submitted photoThe Yosemite Marlins Swim Club, a club for youth swimmers in the Sierra foothills, competed recently at the Central […]

Longtime photographer shares his favorite football shots

San Francisco 49ers vs. Minnesota Vikings at Candlestick Park on Saturday, Jan. 3, 1998. The 49ers beat the Vikings 38-22. Minnesota Vikings defensive back Torrian Gray (23) attempts to stop San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Terrell Owens (81) from scoring a touchdown. “I received first place sports photo from Sacramento Press club for this shot of T.O.,” Golub explained.He’s covered […]

Amigo de Oro upcoming

The 45th annual Amigo de Oro will be held Sunday, Sept. 1 as part of the annual Mariposa County Fair. Five or 10 mile routes are available for runners to sign up in, and walkers are also welcome. Check in is from 6:30-7:15 a.m. at the fairgrounds, and the race starts at 7:30 a.m. The five mile route goes out […]

Golf gals

Submitted photoLongtime member of the River Creek Women’s Golf Club, Doris Pasley, was memorialized in July with her favorite game, Bingo-Bango-Bongo. Pictured, from left, are: Barb Hamilton, Loretta Fairband (club captain), Betty Day, Maggie Martin (first), Linda Shepler (third), Debra Peckinpaugh and Angie Peters (second). The group had ice cream sundaes (Pasley’s favorite flavor) following the round. Those who are […]

STITT FITS

He will reprise role as varsity football coach


Robert Stitt is shown on the sidelines with the MCHS football team. He will once again return as varsity head coach. Photo by Matt JohnsonThere was a little bit of uncertainty heading into this season about who the head coach of the Mariposa County High School football team would be, but Robert Stitt has officially agreed to reprise his role […]

CIF participation ticks upward again

MCHS soccer player Jasmine Lopez (middle), is one thousands of high school soccer players across the state. A recent survey conducted in California identified soccer as having the highest participation increase over the last year, out of all high school sports in the state. Photo by Matt JohnsonHigh school sports participation continues to increase in California and is at an […]

I still can’t believe it, but fall sports are nearly here

FREE MATT’S MUSINGS

Summer is a treasured time for sportswriters, at least at small, local newspapers like the Gazette. It’s a time to relax a little bit after the grind of covering an entire school year’s worth of sports. I won’t lie, it’s been a nice little break for me. But don’t get it twisted. As a sportswriter, I also love getting a […]

Bear necessities

Photo by Matt JohnsonMuch needed funds were raised for the Mariposa Bears last week. Nick Lambert of the Mariposa Bears Youth Football and Cheer organization worked the grill during a fundraising event held on Friday, Aug. 2. The fundraiser was held in the parking lot of the Mariposa County Fairgrounds and raised funds through a BBQ and car wash. The […]


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