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Trio gets to wear green, gold one final time

Grizzly diamondmen share field in Merced County All-Star Game


MCHS infielder Emmet Preston is shown warming up between innings during the Merced County All-Star Baseball Game, which was held June 9 at Merced College. The annual event was sponsored by The Merced Breakfast Lions Club and featured the region’s top talent. Photo by Matt JohnsonEven though they graduated the night before, three athletes got the chance to represent Mariposa […]

Dubberke’s contributions to be recognized at Grizzly Hall of Fame event this Saturday

Jason Dubberke A familiar name to many Mariposans will be inducted into the Mariposa County High School Grizzly Hall of Fame. Former Grizzly athlete and contributor, Jason Dubberke, will be honored at the Saturday, June 16 Hall of Fame banquet. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds. Dubberke is a 1986 graduate of MCHS. He played […]

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Canapary to take her shot at college soccer in Ohio


Recent Mariposa County High School graduate Dawn Canapary will be playing soccer at the college level. Canapary recently landed a spot on the roster at Oberlin College, a small four-year liberal arts school in Oberlin, Ohio. She has not yet decided what subject she will major in. Canapary was encouraged to play for the Oberlin Yeowomen by her high school […]

Despite tough year, Williams still remains top of line coach

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MCHS softball coach Tony Williams is shown at his team’s annual awards banquet. Photo by Matt Johnson When I was in college, I coached a middle school basketball team. I was living at home at the time and I was looking for something to do in the small town I grew up in. So when a family friend said his […]

MCHS summer sports schedule is heating up

 Just when parents thought their high school sons and daughters were done with sports, things are heating up for the summer. Several Mariposa County High School Grizzly sports teams will be holding summer programs over the next several weeks. Football, volleyball and boys and girls basketball all have summer programs. Athletes must complete a physical and fill out an emergency […]

Track team ends season with awards ceremony



The MCHS track and field team held its annual awards banquet at the end of May. Shown from left are assistant coach Adrian Perez and his son, athlete Tyler Perez. Tyler was named the team’s Most Valuable Boys Athlete in 2018. Photo by Matt Johnson What could be better than eating ice cream and celebrating accomplishments? The Mariposa County High […]

Jaekle to step down as boys hoops coach

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One of the most successful coaches in the history of the boys basketball program at Mariposa County High School has stepped down. Bob Jaekle, who has coached the last three seasons at MCHS, submitted his resignation last week to the Mariposa County Unified School District. Over his three years as the varsity coach, Jaekle amassed a record of 67- 18 […]

Beloved Grizzly fans to receive big honor

Jim Musick (left) and Ron Ritchie (right) are two avid MCHS Grizzly sports fans. They will be inducted into the Grizzly Hall of Fame on June 16. Photos by Matt JohnsonTwo ardent supporters of Mariposa County High School sports will be inducted into the MCHS Grizzly Hall of Fame this month. Jim Musick and Ron Ritchie, who attend nearly every […]

Barrel race event to benefit law enforcement hardship fund



One of the buckles which will be awarded at the upcoming barrel races in La Grange is shown. Photo by Matt JohnsonThe second annual Law Enforcement Officer Appreciation Benefit Barrel Races will be held Saturday, June 23 in La Grange. The event will be held at the Mariposa Event Center and the purpose is to raise funds for the Mariposa […]

2018 Grizzlies narrowly escape with an alumni game victory

Exhibition game was laid back, but still had competitive moments


Because it was only an exhibition game, players took more chances on the base paths during the 2018 MCHS alumni game. Shown above, alumni third baseman Will Atkinson (left) tags out 2018 player Joey Freitas (right) after Freitas tried to stretch a double into a triple. Photos by Matt JohnsonIt was a walk down memory lane for many former high […]


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