MCHS football program hurt by lack of home games, but stays strong

The 2019 MCHS football team is shown prior to its home game against Orestimba this fall. The football program has had to endure some challenges this season when it comes to scheduling and money. Photo by Matt JohnsonIt’s been an issue for years now: the concerns over the amount of home games the Mariposa County High School football team gets, […]

Bertram to compete at National 4-H shooting sports championship

Jack BertramThink of how many people California has. Now stop to think that of dozens upon dozens of eligible youth, one local teenager will be representing California soon at a special shooting sport event. Jack Bertram was selected to be one of four shotgun team members to represent California 4-H at the National 4-H shooting sports championships. The week-long event […]

Waterford beating Mariposa? Now that’s what you’d call fantasy football

Mariposa’s JC Davies (right) brings down a Waterford ball carrier during Friday’s 51-0 win for Mariposa. Photo by Matt Johnson A sign, surely created by a student, hung on the campus of Mariposa County High School last week. It read something like, “Waterford beating Mariposa? Now that’s fantasy football.” Indeed, any delusions of a win for Waterford last Friday evening […]

Tough stretch on schedule haunts Grizzlies

Bree Dormer (left) and Kylie Cogley (right) of MCHS look to set up a block against Minarets last week. Photos by Matt JohnsonThe Mariposa County High School volleyball team had one of its toughest portions of the 2019 schedule last week. Three games on three consecutive evenings, all against tough competition. The Grizzlies lost all three matches against the three […]

It’s the battle of the unbeatens

MCHS and RC to square off in matchup of league heavyweights

MCHS quarterback Wyatt Green (right) has been one of the reasons for the team’s turnaround this season. Green, showed here playing against Yosemite High earlier this season, gives the Grizzlies chances for big plays with his strong arm. Photos by Matt JohnsonThe good news: Mariposa County High School’s football team remains undefeated in Southern League games this year. The bad […]

Why I root for Darth Vader


  Forget Christmas. October is the most wonderful time of the year. We’ve got football in full swing. Basketball is starting up. Soccer is being played around the globe. And postseason baseball is on almost every night. Can’t get any better than that. My New York Yankees (yes, I root for those guys) are gunning for their 28th World Series […]

Coaches honored with national day

Chances are, most people have had a coach who made a positive impact on their life growing up, but chances are most people didn’t know National Coaches Day was held on Oct. 6. No matter the sport, thousands of adults from coast-to-coast put in countless hours on the field, in the gym, or at the rink. These coaches often volunteer […]

Amazon purchases can support MCHS

Fans can support the Mariposa County High School football program with Amazon purchases. Before shopping, fans can click on a link. Amazon will donate 5% of a purchase total to the Mariposa Grizzlies QB Club and it won’t cost the buyer anything. The link is at https:// The Grizzlies QB Club is the fundraising arm for the high […]

Here are the state’s all-time NFL starting QBs

Jim Harbaugh prepares to do a coin flip before a Palo Alto High football game when he was head coach of the San Francisco 49ers. Photo by palyvoice.comThere ended up being 12 quarterbacks from California high schools who started at least once in the NFL last season. We lost one to a horrific leg injury — La Mesa Helix grad […]


Fifth annual competition honoring law enforcement a massive success

Kevin Keheley (left) and Dave Gerken (right) trudge their way through one of the obstacles during the 2019 Rudy Warrior Challenge, held in Catheys Valley. Photos by Matt JohnsonAs Mariposa County district attorney Walter Wall said on Saturday, you could just feel the energy present at the annual Rudy Warrior Challenge. Indeed, he was correct. Anyone who drove by the […]

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