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Seymour, Butler advance on mats

Two girls from Mariposa County High School kept their wrestling seasons alive over the weekend. Competing at regionals over the weekend, Jade Seymour pinned her way to the finals and ended up placing second overall in her weight class, losing by three points to the No. 1 seeded wrestler. “She’s in a good spot because we think there are only […]

Switching things up

Stark helps the soccer team by making jump from hardwood


Robbie Stark (middle) is shown next to MCHS boys soccer coach Miguel Ramirez (left), who said one of Stark’s most impressive attributes is his speed. Photo by Matt JohnsonSo many young athletes these days want to focus on playing one sport. And that’s their prerogative, of course. But for many athletes like Robbie Stark, playing multiple sports can help them […]

Scoring secrets

Shooting star Acker-James shares how he dominates


Devon Acker-James of MCHS surveys the court as he looks for an opening during a game in Mariposa. Photo by Matt JohnsonIf you’ve seen Devon Acker-James play basketball, you know he’s kind of talented. That’s an understatement. The 5-foot-11, 165 pound senior is averaging 27 points per game and has helped the Mariposa County High School boys hoops team to […]

Lady Griz capture another hoops league title; Appling hits 2,000

Coach DeSandres treated to birthday win against Denair


This poster, featuring a photo of a young Trace De- Sandres, hung on the wall of the MCHS gym during Mariposa’s big win over Denair. Coach DeSandres turned 60. Heading into Saturday’s road game at the Orestimba Warriors, Mariposa County High School girls basketball coach Trace DeSandres was a little worried. “I’m going to sleep a lot better after I […]

MCHS answers Denair challenge

Boys clinch Southern League title, to host senior night on Friday

Grizzly hoops player Travis Breemer (right) looks for an angle to pass during MCHS’s win at Le Grand. Photo by Matt Johnson The Mariposa County High School boys basketball team dodged a bullet last week — and clinched the Southern League season title — as it held off a furious rally by the Denair Coyotes. In the battle between the […]

Soccer season hinges on one match

The season is coming down to the wire for the Mariposa County High School Grizzlies boys soccer team. The Grizzlies were supposed to play a crucial match on Monday evening at home against Gustine, but the match was postponed due to poor weather. MCHS will play Gustine on Thursday now, either at home or away — it has yet to […]

Finney has girls team in good spot

Coach Adam Finney has his Mariposa County High School girls soccer team in good position late in the season. The Grizzlies defeated Denair 5-0 on the road last Wednesday and then defeated the Le Grand Bulldogs 4-1 last Thursday in Mariposa. MCHS then went on to crush Le Grand again 6-0 on Monday. Jasmine Lopez put MCHS on the board […]

Grizzly grapplers send several to divisionals

Breshears earns league heavyweight title

Several wrestlers from Mariposa County High School advanced to the Division 5 “divisional” championships following Saturday’s Southern League tournament held at Waterford High School. In total 10 wrestlers advanced in their respective weight classes. They were: Steven Bahe (2nd place), Joey Williams (3rd), Bryce Norris (2nd), Logan Stone (3rd), Ethan King (2nd), Brock Burgess (2nd), Lane Holt (2nd), Kyle Young […]

Blazin’ to the finish line

Submitted photoYoung 7-year-old Liam Richardson finished his year of gokart racing with seven top five finishes and three main event wins at MED Motorsports in Chowchilla for the 2018 season. “Special thanks goes to our sponsors,” said his father, Justin Richardson. “Without you none of this could be possible.” Those sponsors were Lou’s Speedy Lube, Crossed up Performance, SCCI, Stage […]

Wrestling fundraiser to be held this week

The Sierra Golden Grapplers Wrestling Club will be holding a fundraiser at Steve’s Sportsmans Cafe in February. It will be held Friday, Feb. 8 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday, Feb, 9 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Proceeds raised at the restaurant throughout the weekend will support the wrestling club. Steve’s is located at 3441 Woodland Drive. […]


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