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Sport of enduro racing scratches competitive itch for some locals



Jerry LuraJerry Lura is known for his passion about the sport of wrestling. He is the head coach of the Mariposa County High School wrestling team. (He also happens to be the Gazette’s Grizzly Sports Stars Coach of the Year.) But there’s another side to Lura, which helps him scratch his competitive itch. Lura has been competing in enduro racing […]

Senior Showcase: Fiery Will Harris

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Editor’s note: Over the next few weeks, the Gazette will be printing Senior Showcases, which are short biographies or highlights about senior athletes who had their final year of high school cut short due to Covid-19. This is being done as a way to pay tribute to these student-athletes. We hope you enjoy this feature. You can nominate a senior […]

Zlatan is right: Soccer should be a sport for all

MATT’S MUSINGS

  The average sports fan in America might not know who Zlatan Ibrahimovic is. But true soccer fans will know Zlatan simply by his first name, just like a basketball fan would know LeBron or Shaq. Zlatan is one of the most prolific and notorious players the game has ever seen, first skyrocketing to success overseas and then recently dominating […]

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MCHS names its Athletes of the Year

Andres Ibarra (right) was named the top sophomore male athlete by MCHS recently. Each year, the top athletes in each grade level are determined. Photos by Matt Johnson The top athletes in each grade at Mariposa County High School have been announced. They were announced during the school’s annual achievement night, which was held virtually this year. The award winners […]

Section wants three usual high school sports seasons



 If there’s one thing that’s certain about the Covid-19 pandemic, it’s that nothing is certain. And that is also true when it comes to high school sports. Nothing is certain at the moment, but if sports end up being played in the 2020-21 school year, officials are hoping to keep the format as normal as possible. “We’ve talked to a […]

Senior Showcase: Brylei Pearson is quiet contributor

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Editor’s note: Over the past several weeks, the Gazette has been printing Senior Showcases, which are short biographies or highlights about senior athletes who had their final year of high school sports cut short due to Covid-19. This is being done as a way to pay tribute to these student-athletes. We hope you enjoy this feature. You can nominate a […]

Passionate pursuit: Man finds niche with paper stadiums



Trey AshbySports fans are a funny breed. They do all kinds of interesting things, to say the least. Some fans paint their faces. Some name their children after their favorite athletes. Some have bizarre superstitions they observe during sporting contests. And then there are sports fans who construct replica paper stadiums. Trey Ashby, 31, falls into that category. Ashby, who […]

Arebalo given MYBL award

Submitted photoThis year was the first year coach Bob Jaekle (left) gave out a scholarship from his Mariposa Youth Basketball League, and he gave it to graduating senior Carson Arebalo (right). The amount was $500. Arebalo participated in MYBL from second through sixth grade and then he volunteered his seventh through 12th grade years either by coaching, helping run practices, […]

MCHS teams up with JCF for free sports physicals

Mariposa County High School is teaming up with John C. Fremont Hospital to offer free sports physicals to current MCHS students and incoming ninth graders who are currently enrolled in a Mariposa County K-8 or MCUSD home school, and will be participating in a sport at MCHS during the 2020-21 seasons. Physicals will be given on the MCHS campus on […]

Ranking the biggest L.A. sports icons was a fun exercise

MATT’S MUSINGS

 Being a lover of sports obviously leads to many debates. One such debate took place among readers of the Los Angeles Times this spring. The readers debated the biggest sports icons in the city’s history. How do you possibly put a value on which individuals had the biggest impact in a city like Los Angeles? Well, Times readers voted online […]


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