Lady Griz cruise past Dos Palos

The expectations are high for the Mariposa County High School girls basketball team this season. Some even believe the team could make a run at the section title, if they play to their potential. The Grizzly girls lived up to expectations — they weren’t perfect, but still won big — in the opening game of the season, winning on the […]

Chaney takes reins as new boys hoops coach

Pierce Chaney (left) is the new MCHS boys basketball coach after assisting now-departed coach Bob Jaekle last season. Chaney is shown watching athlete Leo Kari during a drill in the MCHS gymnasium. Photo by Matt Johnson Some people might think being 27 years old is too young to coach a high school basketball team, especially one with the prestige and […]

Blessing blessed with plenty of talent on JV boys hoops squad

Christian Stockwell is one returner on this year’s MCHS JV boys basketball team. Photo by Matt JohnsonThere are two reasons this year’s junior varsity boys basketball team could be solid at Mariposa County High School. One is the fact that juniors can now play at the junior varsity level. This new rule change enacted earlier this year by the Sac-Joaquin […]

JV Lady Griz are hoping to repeat last season’s strong performance

It takes community-minded, caring people to make the sports program at Mariposa County High School. Many of the coaches step up and volunteer to make sure the athletics programs are on solid ground. One such coach is Al Brondolo, coach of the MCHS girls junior varsity basketball team. Brondolo enjoys working with the athletes at the JV level, reinforcing fundamentals […]

Arebalo heads into the freshmen boys hardwood campaign more seasoned

Last season was Spencer Arebalo’s first as a high school basketball coach, and this year, the freshmen coach at Mariposa County High School looks a little more confident and relaxed. He’s got a talented roster and it should be a treat for fans to watch. “We’re super athletic,” said Arebalo. “If we can play at a fast tempo, I think […]

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Golden Grapplers kicking off season, sign-ups ongoing

Wrestling season is in full swing at the high school level and is now starting up at the younger level. The Sierra Golden Grapplers Wrestling Club kicked off practices for the 2018-19 season on Monday, Nov. 26 — but it is not too late for youth to join the program. Practices will be held at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds, building […]

Expectations have risen for Griz soccer boys


Miguel RamirezIt might seem strange to say for a team that finished just 7-13-1 last season, but there are high expectations for the Mariposa County High School boys soccer team heading into the 2018-19 season. For one thing, it’s the third year under coach Miguel Ramirez, who spent the last two seasons laying what he called the “foundation” for success. […]

Smith makes it official, signs on with Lake Erie

On National Signing day on Nov. 14, Kiya Smith, a senior at MCHS, signed a letter of intent to play for Lake Erie College. Smith is one of the top talents to play in Mariposa over the last decade. Photo by Matt JohnsonSurrounded by friends and family last week in the Mariposa County High School gymnasium, Kiya Smith took one […]

Three Grizzly netters are honored by league

From left, Izamary Marquez, Samantha Matlock and Katie Vick are shown with their Southern League awards. The three seniors were key players for this year’s Mariposa County High School volleyball team. Submitted photoThree volleyball players at Mariposa County High School were recognized by the Southern League for their performance this season. Samantha Matlock, the libero for MCHS, was named an […]

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