Sports

They’re back

Wrestling team, with new coach, back after year off


Members of the Mariposa County High School wrestling program pose for a photo on Monday, Front row, from left, are Valeria Chavez, Natalia Chavez, Jaceyrae Gonzalez, Jenna Norris and Coach Scott Seymour. Back row, from left, are Coach Nick Crockett, Xavier Poteet, Ian White, Aiden Braley, Ty Holt, Leo Ghaleb and August Seymour. Not pictured: Michael Dulcich. Photos by Allen […]

Winter sports are now in full swing



Winter sports seasons are officially underway. Mariposa County High School’s boys and girls basketball and wrestling teams had already returned to competitions at press time, and the school’s soccer teams were set to kick off their seasons on Wednesday. Boys Basketball The Mariposa County High School boys basketball team recently split its first two games of the season. The Grizzlies […]

MCHS athletes named to all-league lists

A long list of Mariposa County High School student athletes were recently recognized on fall sports all-league lists released by Frank Ferreira, commissioner of the Southern Athletic League. From the MCHS football team, senior Tyler Crockett was named the Southern League defensive player of the year. Ahead of the team’s rematch with Le Grand High School, he had racked up […]

Coaches reflect on importance of sports



Debbie Leonard, head coach of the Mariposa County High School volleyball team, watches her girls compete against Delhi High School in October. File photosLate last winter, California high school sports were given the green light to proceed following an extended pause prompted by the first year of the Covid-19 pandemic. News of the plans to return to athletic fields and […]

A good year comes to an end

Grizzlies play hard but come up short in playoff semifinals against Le Grand


Mariposa County High School quarterback Wyatt Green eludes Le Grand tacklers last Friday night on his way to a big gain. Green and the Grizzlies fell short in the semifinal playoff game on the road. Photos by Nicole W. Little There’s little question last Friday night was bittersweet for Mariposa County High School football Head Coach Robert Stitt. His Grizzlies […]

Girls soccer is ‘special group’



Members of the Maripsoa County High School girls varsity soccer team pose for a photo last Wednesday. Front row, from left, are Sophie Blanchette, Nicole Long, Theresse Mandin, Maile Patterson and Shelsy Marquez. Back row, from left, are Dakota Murray, Annie Bryant, Kaitlynn Robinson, Lupin Amstutz, Emma Maule, Marion Sberna, Kip Tafoya and Aurelie Wagner. Not pictured: Felina Ogilvie, Autumn […]

Scrappy soccer team taking a new approach



Players on the Mariposa County High School boys soccer team pose for a photo last Thursday, Back row, from left, are Allex Smith, Gonzalo Tafoya, Owen Arnold, Owen Ogilvie, Nayo Rhoan and Spencer Gediman. Front row, from left, are Bryce Cole, Lincoln Bissmeyer, Khalil Neogy, Bishop Terney and Sayer Harry. Not pictured: Patrick Flanagan, Tyler Pike, Irvin Lopez, Kyler Rieg […]

FROM THE FOG

Grizzlies survive late playoff game surge


Shrouded in fog, players on the Mariposa County High School football team celebrate after their upset win over Vacaville Christian High School in last Friday’s CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Division VII football playoff game. The Grizzlies will rematch rival Le Grand High School on the road in the tournament semifinals this Friday. Photo by Allen Laman Somewhere inside Vacaville Christian High […]

A Grand Slam

Submitted photoOn Nov. 14, Yosemite Slam, a local, traveling, slowpitch softball team, won the championship at the Battle of the Badges softball tournament, honoring paramedic Marc Trujillo, who tragically passed away earlier this year. The tournament raised monetary support for Trujillo’s family. “We love to play the game,” said Coach Will Atkinson, “but it means even more when it’s for […]

MCHS girls basketball set to delight with mixed game



Members of the Mariposa County High School girls basketball program pose for a photo on Monday. Front row, from left, are Kylie Morrow, Alexa Morrow, Denise Corona, Kylee Walker and Eva Smerber. Back row, from left, are Aubrey Swift, Jadyn Rose, Heely Patterson, Fallon Butler and Megan Harris. Not pictured: Anne Fiester, Sienna Davies, Aliyah Velliotes, Lexi Erbe, Vanessa Santana, […]


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