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Homecoming football game to be moved, will cancel radio broadcast

Ivan Morales (with ball) and the MCHS Grizzlies will take their show on the road this Friday, as their homecoming game has been forced to move out of town. Photo by Matt Johnson It’s going to feel a little awkward, but the Friday, Oct. 11 homecoming football game for Mariposa County High School has been moved to a road game […]

State of play: former U.S. National Team goalkeeper reflects on status of soccer



Ian Feuer represented the United States soccer team on a number of occasions, as the goalkeeper. During a special interview, he spoke about the state of soccer. Courtesy photos Editor’s note: Ian Feuer, a former pro soccer player, U.S. National Team goalkeeper and current director of Premier Goalkeeping Academy, spoke with the Gazette about the state of soccer in the […]

Mariposa continues winning streak with 42-0 win



Mariposa’s Ayden Lopes returns the second half kickoff for a touchdown against Delhi on Friday, during the junior varsity football game. Teammate Landon Robinson (1, right) appears quite pleased. The JV team hung on to win, 21- 14. The varsity Grizzlies also had a good night, improving their league record to 3-0 after a 42-0 smackdown of Delhi. The Grizzlies […]

Heavner’s ace lifts MCHS to huge win



MCHS’s Claire Cleary finished with 10 assists against Delhi last week after returning from a minor thumb injury. Photos by Matt Johnson The Mariposa County High School volleyball team is a mystery. The Lady Grizzlies are like a summer day that suddenly turns into a hail storm. They are inexplicable and unexplainable. One moment, they look like they’re on top […]

Scholarship to be awarded

Nationwide high school football platform, the Great American Rivalry Series, is assembling an elite team of scholar-athlete football players — and is inviting coaches, teachers and parents to submit nominations. Now in its 16th year, the Great American Rivalry Series celebrates the passion of high school football by highlighting “The Game” against “That Rival.” Since 2004, the Series has covered […]

Unique soccer ball is pure fun, and good for training

MATT’S MUSINGS

 This isn’t something I normally do, but I want to review a sporting goods product in this column. I discovered something called a KickerBall a few weeks ago while browsing online. This ball is a soccer ball, but the way it’s designed makes it curve more than a normal ball. Now, why would someone want a ball like that, you […]

Fipps gets back into the game… of life

Local adjusting nicely to life after basketball


Sydnee Fipps (center, with ball) is now retired from basketball, after an illustrious career spent overseas. Although she misses the game, she is making the best of her life as a retired athlete. Submitted photoWhat would it be like to dedicate yourself to a sport your entire life, and then suddenly stop playing? It happens to athletes all the time, […]

Wichmann honored as part of Fresno State All-Decade Team

Cody Wichmann It should come as no surprise, but Mariposa’s Cody Wichmann was named to Fresno State’s All-Decade Football Team, as selected by the staff of the Fresno Bee. Wichmann, who currently is a member of the Dallas Cowboys, was one of the top offensive linemen for the Bulldogs in the last 10 years. He was named a Second Team […]

Fantasy football show going strong

Shown from left are David Putonen, Ron Iudice and Chris Allen. Putonen and Allen are part of a three-man radio show about fantasy football, while Iudice is the sound engineer for the show, which airs on KRYZ 98.5 FM. Photo by Matt Johnson Fantasy football is one of the most popular activities for football fans, and it only seems to […]

Netters have mostly successful week

It was a mostly successful week for the Mariposa County High School volleyball team. The Lady Grizzlies won two of three matches. On Tuesday, Sept. 24, MCHS fell to rival Le Grand 8-25, 24-26, 11-25. “Le Grand lost to (league powerhouse) Ripon Christian in five games, but Le Grand has two middles that are dominant. We just couldn’t stop them,” […]


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