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Senior night victory pushes MCHS football to 4-1


Tyler Richards, a Grizzlies wide receiver and outside linebacker, sacks Denair quarterback David Sutton during last week’s senior night matchup at the Gold Bowl in Mariposa. Photo by Tammi Richards Ryan Soto trotted to the sideline and shrugged. Where’s the defense? he wondered. The Mariposa County High School senior wide receiver had already embarrassed Denair High School’s secondary when he […]

‘That’s our trophy’

Grizzlies manhandle Le Grand in major rivalry contest


MCHS wide receiver Landon Robinson evades a tackle and scouts his path ahead. The tall junior caught three passes for 62 yards and a touchdown. Photo by Tami Richards“That’s our trophy,” one player bellowed. “It’s coming back with us,” a coach exclaimed. “The trophy stays here,” added an assistant. Huddled up after their 30-6 silencing of the Le Grand Bulldogs […]

The hard-hitting Holt brothers are fearsome duo



Lane Holt (61) flips a Le Grand High School player into the air during last week’s 30-6 Grizzlies victory over the Bulldogs. Lane recorded seven total tackles in the contest. Photo by Tami Richards Lane and Ty Holt handle 500-pound calves 100 times stronger than any football player they’ll ever line up against at the Gold Bowl Arena. Growing up […]

Young volleyball team set for big future



Junior Autumn Stock spikes the ball during MCHS’ game against Modesto Christian while Claire Cleary, left, and Lupin Amstutz, far right, look on. Photos by Allen LamanMoments after obliterating the Modesto Christian Crusaders by a combined score of 75-21 last Tuesday, Lupin Amstutz looked to the future. Don’t misunderstand. She wants this Mariposa County High School volleyball season to be […]

Chemistry, leadership propels MCHS softball team to 3-1 mark



Above, Mariposa County High School pitcher Jenna Binnewies winds up to throw a pitch to a Denair High School batter last Wednesday. The Grizzlies won the game 11-1. “I think we have a lot of good players, and we have really good chemistry,” Binnewies said. Below, team members hone their batting skills ahead of the game. Photo by Allen LamanFirst […]

Volleyball splits games against Riverbank, Minarets



The Mariposa County Grizzlies (2-1) won once and lost once on the volleyball court this past week. MCHS defeated Riverbank High School in three straight sets and fell to Minarets High School in four sets. “Each week we get better,” said Head Coach Debbie Leonard. “We get stronger. We get used to working together. Our communication skills are getting better.” […]

Grizzlies lose, kicker gets foot in record book



Mariposa County High School kicker Nate Kunz kicks an extra point during the Grizzlies’ 34-32 loss to Waterford High School last Friday. Kunz broke records for longest field goal in program history (45 yards) and most field goals made in one game (four). Photos by Tammi RichardsNot one. Not two. Not three. After drilling his fourth field goal of the […]

OFF AND RUNNING

Speedy back leads Grizzlies rushing attack


Ayden Lopes dashes down the football practice field near Mariposa County High School on March 17. Lopes racked up 175 total yards in his varsity debut earlier this month. “He showed a lot of people a lot of things,” said Grizzlies Coach Robert Stitt. Photo by Allen LamanThe Mariposa County High School Grizzlies offense had hit a wall. Halfway through […]

Mariposa youth softball league down in count, but up for modified spring season on the field



They’re kind of winging it. But can you blame them? Organizing a sports season during a year when public health guidance changes weekly and plans have been continuously disrupted by shifting rules isn’t easy. Mariposa Girls Softball will still hold a season this spring. Though not everything will be the same as before. Some of the local league’s usual age […]

HOT OUT OF THE GATE

MCHS teams off to quick starts


Members of the Mariposa County High School Grizzlies swarm a Riverbank High School player at last week’s football game. The Grizzlies won 53-0, making the team 2-0 on the season. Photo by Tammi RichardsMariposa County High School’s softball, volleyball and football teams were busy this past week, notching a total of four victories — and no losses. The Gazette spoke […]


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