Truchsess puts on a show on his way to 43 points

Mariposa’s Carson Arebalo (left) blocks the shot of Denair’s Hayden Feldman last week. Denair won 58-43. Photos by Matt Johnson You know it’s a Mariposa Le Grand game when you see players scrapping for every loose ball, bodies falling on the floor and of course, a heightened police presence at the game. Friday night featured another intense chapter in the […]

Girls hoops season comes down to the wire

The postseason hopes for the Mariposa County High School varsity girls basketball team all hinge on this week of play. Mariposa currently sits at 6-4 in the league standings, which is tied for third place in the Southern League. However, Le Grand holds the tiebreaker over MCHS by virtue of its two victories over Mariposa this season. In all likelihood, […]

Wrestling team secures league crown, awards

MCHS wrestling coach Jerry Lura (left) was named the Southern League Coach of the Year while his son, junior Sam Lura (right), earned Middleweight Wrestler of the Year. Submitted photoMariposa County High School wrestlers came away from Saturday’s Southern League tournament, held at Big Valley Christian, feeling pretty darn good about themselves. The MCHS varsity wrestling team secured its first […]

Bringing home the hardware

Grizzlies earn Sac-Joaquin Section D-6 title

Mariposa wrestler Sam Lura (left) is shown with his father, coach Jerry Lura, after the Grizzlies claimed the section title. Courtesy photoOne of the more unsung accomplishments at Mariposa County High School is the job which coaches Scott Seymour, Jerry Lura and Angie Borba have done with the Grizzly wrestling program over the last several years. The Grizzlies almost always […]

O’Brien’s clutch steal helps Grizz past foe

Mariposa’s Isaiah Lura-Holmes goes up for two against Delhi last week. Photo by Matt JohnsonBryce O’Brien isn’t necessarily a player who is going to jump out in the box score with 25 points and 10 rebounds. But he’s a player who is going to do exactly what he did Friday night: come up with a big play in a big […]

This team would be tough to beat: All-Decade girls soccer team for MCHS stocked with plenty of talent

Dawn Canapary graduated in 2018 from MCHS and was a sure-fire pick for the All-Decade girls soccer squad. Photo by Matt Johnson Editor’s note: Readers have probably noticed these All-Decade teams being printed over the last few weeks. With the start of a new decade, the Gazette staff wanted to honor the athletes from Mariposa County High School who participated […]

County contributes

Photo by Matt JohnsonMariposa County officials have made it an annual tradition to allocate funding to the youth sports programs in the county. That tradition continued on Monday, Jan. 27 when the board of supervisors presented checks to a handful of athletic programs. The county donated $2,000 to Little League baseball; $1,000 to Mariposa Girls Youth Softball; $1,000 to Mariposa […]

Flanagan stars with hat trick against Delhi

Patricia FlanaganOn Wednesday of last week, Mariposa County High School girls soccer player Patricia Flanagan was lamenting some of her missed chances to score goals this season. The very next day, Flanagan and the Lady Grizzlies traveled to Delhi and won 3-0, with all three goals scored by Flanagan. “Patricia was able to cut in behind the defender on her […]

Two losses officially close door on MCHS boys soccer postseason hopes

Two crushing losses suffered last week have officially eliminated the Mariposa County High School boys soccer team from playoff contention. The chances were slim to near-impossible of sneaking into the playoffs regardless, but MCHS fell 1-0 to Orestimba last Tuesday and 3-0 to Delhi last Friday. The game against Orestimba was played on the road, while the Delhi matchup was […]

Death of Kobe Bryant reminds us of valuable truths


 It’s been over a week, and people are still talking about it. I have to admit, I was shaken at the death of Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant. I don’t normally get shaken by celebrity deaths. But I was stirred when I opened my phone that Sunday morning to see a boatload of text messages alerting me to Kobe’s […]

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