A profile of perseverance: Bodie Vegely has stuck with baseball through the hard times

The 6-foot-3, 220 pound Bodie Vegely (center) has had many setbacks as a baseball player, but hasn’t let them stop him from doing what he loves. Submitted photos Baseball really is a great metaphor for life. It’s a game of failure. Just look at batting averages. A good hitter is someone who reaches base three out of every 10 times […]

Prior to Covid-19 pandemic, local youth wrestler was dominating on the mats

August Seymour is shown competing on the mats. The young Seymour is following in the footsteps of many of his other family members. Submitted photoThere aren’t many families in Mariposa County that love wrestling as much as the Seymour family. Scott Seymour is assistant coach for the Mariposa County High School wrestling team, and his kids are heavily involved in […]

What will it take for the Niners to make another Super Bowl run?


  For close to a month after the Super Bowl, I had a hard time watching sports talk shows, reading sports websites and even talking sports with my friends. I had a hard time doing much of anything, truthfully. That’s because my beloved San Francisco 49ers had collapsed in the fourth quarter of the big game against the Kansas City […]

NFL Game Pass offered for free through May

 From now until May 31, the National Football League will offer complimentary access to NFL Game Pass. No credit card is required to sign up. Fans can relive every regular and postseason game — including Super Bowls — from the past 11 seasons, and watch previous seasons of Emmy Award-Winning Shows like Hard Knocks, completely free. Here are a few […]

Griz to face new-look RC football team next season

One of the football teams that has been a thorn in the side of Mariposa County High School over the last several seasons has been Ripon Christian High School. But the next time the two teams line up against each other, Ripon Christian will have a different head coach on its sideline. According to a report from the Modesto Bee’s […]

All Comers track meet postponed

Every year, community members are invited to come test their skills (and to see how in shape they are) at the annual All Comers track and field meet. Obviously, with California’s shelter in place order currently underway, the event is being postponed. This event is normally hosted by the Mariposa County High School track and field team. This year, the […]

Former MCHS wrestler takes talents to next level

Elizabeth BassA name familiar to fans of Mariposa County High School wrestling will be making the leap to the college level. Elizabeth Bass, who was an outstanding wrestler for the MCHS girls program, moved to Cottage Grove High School in Oregon for her senior year this school year and was even named a team captain in that short space of […]

Athletes dealing with lack of games the best they can

FREE Virus continues to halt contests

High school sophomore Wyatt Green — who was the starting varsity quarterback on the football team at Mariposa County High School and is a junior varsity baseball player — probably put it best. “It’s weird to not be doing anything,” said Green. “Also, all professional sports are delayed and we can’t even watch sports. So it’s a really weird and […]

Full Southern League winter awards are shared by SL commish


The 2019-20 winter sports All-League selections were released by Southern League commissioner Frank Ferreira. Mariposa County High School had athletes recognized in each sport. A few key highlights include: • Mariposa freshman Johann Hill-Zeck received Honorable Mention for boys basketball. He was the only freshman to receive any recognition in boys basketball. • Mariposa’s Kaydence Walker received girls basketball Honorable […]

‘A hell of a team’ — MCHS All-Decade baseball team is stacked with stars


With the start of a new decade, the Gazette staff wanted to honor the athletes from Mariposa County High School who participated over the decade of 2010-20. Coaches from each sport have been contacted and have been providing their picks, along with input from the Gazette staff, of who the athletes of the decade are. The goal is to highlight […]

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