Handful of wrestlers medal at Ceres; two girls dominate in Atwater

Nick Congdon The wrestling program at Mariposa County High School had one of its best finishes ever at the Ceres High Varsity Invitational on Saturday. “I don’t think we’ve had that many guys medal before,” said coach Jerry Lura. “I’m seeing some maturity out of the wrestlers that will take them far.” Nick Congdon placed third in the heavyweight division, […]

That time the scoreboard went out


In four years of sportswriting, I’ve never seen anything quite like what took place on Tuesday evening. As you have probably read on page B-1 by now, the scoreboard stopped working during the Mariposa County High School freshmen boys basketball games. It caused a long delay while support staff worked on the issue, which then forced the junior varsity game […]

Many contribute in Lady Griz soccer win

Playing in the rain and cold, the Mariposa County High School Grizzlies girls soccer team started its season off on the right note, winning 6-1 over visiting Stone Ridge Christian. Sophomore Ruby Yager scored three goals, senior Izamary Marquez added two goals of her own and freshman Lupin Amstutz also scored in the victory. MCHS goalkeeper Autumn Dobson limited the […]

Sports talk show continues on KRYZ each week

Now going strong for over six months, “Mariposa Sports Talk” continues on KRYZ Radio, 98.5 FM. The show features local and national sports discussions, occasionally with guests from the community or special guests who phone in. It airs on Saturdays from 10:30-11 a.m. on KRYZ, 98.5 LPFM. The show also streams online at It is replayed on Monday at […]

Leonard is named Southern League’s top defensive player, other athletes honored

Ryan LeonardThe standout play of six Mariposa County High School football players has been recognized by the Southern League. MCHS’s Ryan Leonard was named the league’s Defensive Player of the Year, while Jaq Quinn, Gabe Katz and JC Davies were each Second Team selections. Davies was also selected as Defensive Utility Player of the Year. Johnathan Chapman and Colton Hopman […]

A glitch in time

MCHS boys hardwood team wins game for the ages despite the gym scoreboard not wanting to cooperate

The MCHS boys basketball team survived a thrilling 71-70 non-league game against Livingston in Mariposa last week. The game was played despite no working scoreboard. “The (lack of a visible) clock was a big factor,” said MCHS player Carson Arebalo, who said he had never been involved as a game as “intense.” Although the game was remarkable because MCHS’s offensive […]

Grizzly boys soccer team falls twice

Hopes were high for the Mariposa County High School boys soccer team heading into the 2018-19 season. But the team has struggled a bit in its first two games. The MCHS boys soccer team were blanked 6-0 at the Yosemite Badgers last Tuesday in its opening game of the season. “We started the game off on the wrong foot and […]

Complete Southern League volleyball awards announced

As reported in a previous edition of the Gazette, three athletes from Mariposa County High School were honored for their volleyball skills by the Southern League. That much was known. But the league released its complete list of individual award winners, All-League performers and honorable mentions this week. MCHS’s Samantha Matlock, a senior libero, was named All-League, while Izamary Marquez […]

Lady Griz blow past Stangs in home opener

MCHS also takes consolation crown at tourney

Kylie Ward of MCHS (left) applies pressure to Mustang ball handler Breann Williamson last week in Mariposa. MCHS won 67-20. Photos by Matt Johnson Wednesday’s basketball matchup between the Mariposa County High School girls basketball team and the Minarets Mustangs was pretty much over before it even started. And this time, the day after the MCHS scoreboard wouldn’t turn on, […]

They’re off and running

Grizzly basketball boys start off season 2-0

Devon Acker-James (with ball) picked up right where he left off last season, leading the Grizzly attack with 23 points against Summerville. Photo by Matt JohnsonMariposa County High School’s boys basketball coach Pierce Chaney admitted he was nervous prior to the Grizzlies’ home opener against the Summerville Bears on Monday. But he had no reason to be nervous. MCHS was […]

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