Wichmann waived by Dallas, future unclear

Despite being a starter at times throughout his career, and despite lasting in the National Football League for around five years, Cody Wichmann was waived by the Dallas Cowboys last week. The Mariposa native and 6-foot-6, 315 pound offensive guard was with the Cowboys last year on injured reserve and didn’t suit up as he recovered from injury. He was […]

Itching for sports like a kid waiting for Christmas


Fans, including this writer, will have to wait until the winter months to see Mariposa Grizzly volleyball coach Debbie Leonard and her athletes, as well as the football athletes. Photo by Matt JohnsonWe’re now in September. I would have been covering volleyball and football by now, if it were a normal school year. But nothing has been normal since the […]

Grizzly trap team rakes in awards

Right on target

Shown from left are Grizzly trap team members Canyon Wass, Jack Bertram, Khily Brower, Kheira Brower and Cody Poor. Submitted photoThere aren’t a lot of sports that allow competitors to socially distance, but trap shooting is one of them. And because of that, the sport hasn’t been completely shut down this year. “Covid shut us down initially for about two […]

It’s now or never for Raiders and Niners


It will be interesting to see whether the 49ers can replicate their stunning 2019 season. The team is shown in their playoff win over Minnesota last season. Photo by John Mabon The 2020-21 season is being dubbed “The Revenge Tour” for the San Francisco 49ers. The Niners are fresh off of one of their most impressive seasons in a long […]


Training camp much different this year for local star

Mariposa’s Cody Wichmann is hoping to stay in Dallas this season. Wichmann has been with the St. Louis Rams, Tennessee Titans and Dallas Cowboys. Getty Images photo It’s been a wacky — and frustrating — year for athletes, whether it’s youth athletes or professional athletes. Nothing has been normal during the Covid-19 pandemic, and many leagues have been shut down. […]


Museum is the result of years of collecting artifacts

Ken Yager (left) and Allyson Gunsallus (right), are shown outside of the Yosemite Climbing Association museum in Mariposa. Photos by Matt Johnson Walk through the Yosemite Climbing Association museum for a few minutes with Ken Yager, and it’s easy to feel his enthusiasm. Yager has been renting out the building located near the four-way stop in Mariposa for a little […]

Area sports A to Z: A coronavirus guide to 26 of the big things you need to know

It is hoped that high school sports will resume around Jan. 1, but it might have to wait until springtime, where athletes like Grizzly Patrick Flanagan will take part. Photos by Matt Johnson The last few months have been challenging for everyone due to the ongoing pandemic. I find myself getting tired of it on a daily basis, but it’s […]

Yager also involved in Yosemite exhibit that is waiting to open

Ken Yager (right) has done much to highlight climbing in the region. Photo by Matt Johnson One other project Ken Yager has been involved in for quite some time is bringing a rock climbing exhibit to the Yosemite Visitor Center. That has also been a longtime dream of his, and soon it will open its doors. Yosemite Conservancy and the […]

Footballia is a nice resource for those who enjoy soccer


  Thanks to Mariposa County High School girls soccer coach Adam Finney, my eyes have seen the glory of the website known as What the heck is Footballia, you’re wondering. Well, it’s a treasure trove for the average soccer fan. Footballia is a website which contains a digital archive of thousands of soccer matches dating back dozens of years. […]


MCHS football team holds ceremony, finally gets title rings

Bling-bling: Now-graduated MCHS standout JC Davies shows off his championship ring, which each 2019 player received last Thursday. Photo by Matt JohnsonIt was an overcast evening on Thursday, but around 7 p.m., a patch of blue sky and sunshine broke through over the Mariposa Fairgrounds, where the Mariposa County High School football team was holding a championship ring ceremony. It […]

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