Sports radio show ongoing

A sports themed radio show continues each week in Mariposa. Mariposa Sports Talk began airing in the spring and continues each week, airing on Saturday morning from 10:30-11 a.m. and replaying on Monday nights from 7:30-8 p.m. It is aired on KRYZ 98.5 FM and online at The show is hosted by Gazette sportswriter Matt Johnson, who often highlights […]

Peters, Jones capture RCWGC title

Blue skies, pristine course conditions and keen competition were the watchwords for the River Creek Women’s Golf Club Championship held in late September. The three-day tournament participants were, from left: Betty Day, Loretta Fairband, Debra Peckinpah, Jenny Jones, Angie Peters and Barb Hamilton. The Club meets each Tuesday and Thursday, with tee time at 8 a.m. The ladies invite prospective […]

Dare to take the challenge

Several teams compete in challenge to support law enforcement, others

Catherine Chase (left) gets a hand from teammate Layla Meadows during the Rudy Warrior Challenge, held on Saturday at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds. Photo by Matt Johnson Weston Carroll, the organizer of Saturday’s Rudy Warrior Challenge — held at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds — may have summed up the event better than anyone could. “Athletes are strange (for wanting to […]

Got the itch to play?

Adult football league allows athletes to continue playing sport they love

Lorenzo Sanchez, owner of the Valley Stallions of the West Coast Football Association (shown above), lives in Ahwahnee. He is seeking players to join the team this coming season. He attended Kerman High School back in his younger years, but he felt there weren’t many chances to get noticed by scouts. “There wasn’t a lot of opportunities for us,” Sanchez […]

Massive game looms for JV gridders

Wyatt Green, the quarterback of the MCHS junior varsity team, has played a major role in the team’s success this season. Green has the ability to scramble, see the entire field and make smart decisions. Photo by Matt JohnsonLike the junior varsity volleyball team at Mariposa County High School, the junior varsity football team is having an excellent year. The […]

Self-inflicted errors doom the Grizzlies

Waterford capitalizes on fumbles

MCHS sophomore Elijah Lewis had a big game for the Grizzlies on Friday at Waterford, amassing 120 yards of rushing and a touchdown. Lewis is shown being brought down. Photos by Matt Johnson You’d be hard pressed to find a game where a team loses five fumbles but wins the game. And last Friday night, the Mariposa County High School […]

Bears homecoming ceremony slated

Football fans won’t want to miss one of the final chances to honor and watch the Mariposa Bears this season. Saturday, Oct. 13 is the final home games for the Bears teams, which is also the annual Bears homecoming (eighth grader recognition) event. The Bears play their games at Mariposa County High School. The homecoming recognition will take place between […]

MCHS struggles against two of league’s best

Jasmine Lopez (left) and Lily Heavner (right) of MCHS try to set up a block against Orestimba during last week’s match in Mariposa. MCHS will try to rebound from two tough losses with matches against Waterford and Le Grand this week. Photos by Matt JohnsonVolleyball is a funny sport. One moment, a team can be rolling. The very next set, […]

Here is some good news out of the sporting universe


The Mariposa Youth Shooting Sports Association, along with the Mariposa County High School trap team, was able to raise $1,130 thanks to Steve’s Sportsman Cafe. Steve Knauf, owner of the restaurant, allowed the team to hold a spaghetti dinner fundraiser at the end of September. Shown, from left, are Dalton Talbot, Knauf and Khily Brower. Submitted photoI like hearing good […]

Netters earn two road wins

MCHS’s Reyna Mero is shown during a recent match held in Mariposa. Photo by Matt JohnsonThe Mariposa County High School volleyball team took care of business to earn a Southern League victory last week. The Grizzlies went on the road and defeated the Delhi Hawks in three sets, 25-19, 25-22, 25-17. “It shouldn’t have been that close,” said MCHS coach […]

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