Sports

MCHS volleyball tryout dates are now scheduled

Tryouts for the Mariposa County High School volleyball teams will take place from Monday, Aug. 2, to Friday, Aug. 6. Varsity tryouts will be held from 8-10 a.m. and junior varsity tryouts will be from 5:30-8 p.m. Students must be cleared by the high school athletic office to participate. For more information, contact Head Coach Debbie Leonard at dleonard@mcusd.org. … […]

High school football practices returning

 The Mariposa County High School Grizzlies are seeking JV and varsity football players. Football seasons began this week, and practices are being held Monday through Friday from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Players must complete an athletic clearance packet and physical examination to participate. Athletes can pick up the packet from the high school office or download it from the […]

One and done

Jaekle reflects on unusual AD experience


Former Mariposa County High School boys basketball coach Bob Jaekle explains a concept to his team during a practice at the start of the 2017-18 season. Jaekle recently concluded a frenzied four-month stint as the school’s athletic director. Gazette file photo Bob Jaekle had to be the bad guy. It wasn’t a familiar role for the Mariposa County athletics icon, […]

‘One of the most successful’ girls soccer seasons comes to end, focus now on fall



Members of the Mariposa County High School girls soccer team pose for a photo during their shortened spring season. The Grizzlies turned out a 4-2-1 record after ending their schedule on a three-game win streak. Submitted photo In late May, after struggling to a 1-2-1 record, Adam Finney had a funny feeling. The Mariposa County High School girls soccer team […]

Recent endurance race scores thousands for MCHS athletics

Submitted photosThe Grizzly Dash, a local endurance race hosted by Mountain Fitness, recently raised more than $4,000 for Mariposa County High School athletics. Jenni Kiser, Layla Meadows and Kristi Rieg organized, created and hosted the event. At right, they presented MCHS Athletic Director Bob Jaekle with the check shown in this photo. More photos of the early June endurance challenge […]

Girls basketball ends strong, has a bright hoops future ahead



The Mariposa County High School girls basketball team poses for a photo earlier this month after winning its final game of the season. The Grizzlies finished 4-8 and are set to bring back big names when their next season begins in November. Submitted photoThey got to play basketball. And they won their last game. In a chaotic year shaped by […]

MCHS baseball adapts, snags winning record



Sophomore Jake Ogilby slides into second base during a doubleheader against Hughson High School earlier this month. The Mariposa County High School Grizzlies recently ended their shortened season with a 7-5 record. Photo by Tammi Richards During a game in which they were befuddled by an opposing pitcher, Todd Robinson rounded up Mariposa County High School baseball players and shared […]

Youth baseball league slides out of jam



 Mariposa County Little League was behind in the count. A global pandemic canceled a major chunk of the local organization’s 2020 season, and mounting unknowns posed threats to any schedule leadership organized in 2021. Instead of shrinking at the plate, though, MCLL dug in its collective cleats and cranked out a memorable campaign filled with more players, more volunteers and […]

The final whistle

Era ends for boys soccer program


Mariposa County High School soccer player Nate Kunz controls a pass during the team’s 5-0 loss to Riverbank High School last week. Kunz was one of seven seniors the Grizzlies lose to graduation — marking the end of an era for the local program. Photo by Allen LamanMiguel Ramirez-Ruiz brainstormed his senior night speech during recent 45-minute drives between Mariposa […]

‘We’re hoping for big things’

Boys basketball team is shooting for future success


Johann Hill-Zeck, a sophomore on the Mariposa County High School basketball team, dishes a pass during the team’s season finale against the Riverbank Bruins last week. The Grizzlies ended their season 9-4 by winning their last six games. Photo by Allen LamanFor Spencer Baumann, it all came and went so quickly. All four of his Mariposa County High School boys […]


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