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Vegely receives softball recognition


Jessie Vegely is shown making a play for the Reedley College Tigers. She graduated from MCHS in 2016. Submitted photoFormer Mariposa County High School softball standout Jessie Vegely is gaining recognition for her abilities at the college level. Vegely graduated from MCHS in 2016 and has been playing softball at Reedley College. She has helped the Tigers to Co- Champion […]

Grizzly scholarship winners announced



 Mariposa County High School student-athletes Violet Matlock and Joey Freitas will be honored at the Grizzly Hall of Fame banquet on Saturday, June 16. Matlock and Freitas will be the recipients of the Grizzly scholarship, which was formed to acknowledge the careers of retired MCHS coaches/educators Loyd Hobby and Ed Vegely. Matlock is a standout volleyball and softball player, while […]

Dale Lackey award given to MCHS pair



From left, MCHS athletic director Debbie Leonard, Violet Matlock, Blake Atkins and MCHS athletic director Trace DeSandres are shown at a ceremony in Lodi last week Tuesday. Submitted photoThey were recently named two of the scholar-athletes for the Southern League, and now Blake Atkins and Violet Matlock have earned yet another prestigious award. The Mariposa County High School student-athletes were […]

Swim team has strong showing at WAC title

The Mariposa County High School Lady Grizzly swim team had an strong showing at the Western Athletic Conference meet championship on April 28. Mackenzie Arnold placed first in the 200 free and third in the 100 back. Patricia Flanagan placed second in the 50 free and the 100 free and Parker Jones placed first in the 200 IM and third […]

Nike runner shares fitness tips at Paseo

McRae in town again to promote event


Sally McRae, who is one of the top ultradistance runners in the world and is sponsored by Nike, visited Mariposa for the second year in a row to promote the Paseo de Mariposa races. McRae is shown speaking to race participants just moments before the event. Photo by Matt JohnsonIt’s hard to spend a few minutes around Sally McRae without […]

Softball team hits snag, coach makes no excuses



MCHS rebounds against Denair Grizzly pitcher Brylei Pearson winds up during MCHS’s loss at Hilmar last Friday.It hadn’t happened in three years, but it happened last week. The Mariposa County High School softball team lost a Southern Athletic League game for the first time since the 2015 season. MCHS fell 5-0 to the Waterford Wildcats in Mariposa last Wednesday. MCHS […]

Diamondmen split pair with Le Grand

Playoff fate hangs in balance in final two games with tight league standings


Grizzly baseball players move a tarp from the MCHS baseball field prior to the game against Le Grand last week. The rain held off enough to allow the game to be played. Photo by Matt JohnsonLe Grand would send hitters up, and Joey Freitas would sit them down. Freitas threw 10 strikeouts and only allowed a bloop single to shallow […]

Grizzly golfers fail to advance after tough conditions at Diablo Grande

Three Mariposa County High School Grizzly golfers failed to keep their season alive after golfing at Diablo Grande Golf Course in Modesto on Monday. Competing in the Division 6 Section Tournament, Chase Dubberke, Matthew Fryer and Sawyer Shaddix gave it their all, but like many of the other golfers, they struggled with tough conditions. MCHS coach Trace DeSandres said there […]

On your marks, get set…

The annual Paseo de Mariposa races were held in Mariposa on Saturday, May 5. Dozens of runners showed up at the Mariposa County Courthouse to compete in 5K and 12K races. There was also a run for toddlers and small children. “It was amazing,” said event organizer Melissa Fluharty. “We had over 200 participants. It was phenomenal. I can’t say […]

Grizzly Hall of Fame’s 2018 inductees named



One of the most exciting events of the summer in Mariposa County is the Grizzly Hall of Fame induction ceremony. It is a chance to recognize some of the most successful athletes and student-athletes in the history of Mariposa County High School. This is the 20th year of the event, which was started in honor of educators and coaches Loyd […]


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