Sports

Slow week for softball

Spring is softball season but it can be a frustrating time of year due to rain forcing cancellation of games. Last week, the Mariposa County High School softball team didn’t play a single game due to poor weather and a conflict with transportation. The Grizzlies were supposed to travel to Denair last Tuesday but rain forced the game to be […]

Golfers beat Denair

With a somewhat inexperienced roster, the Mariposa County High School golf team wasn’t necessarily expected to produce a lot of results this year. But last Thursday, the MCHS golf team defeated the Denair Coyotes, improving to 4-1 in the Southern League and 6-1 overall. “I’m very surprised,” said golf coach Trace DeSandres. “Honestly, the league is down a bit, but […]

THE FUTURE IS BRIGHT

Leonard to take his talents to community college near Santa Cruz


Ryan Leonard Ryan Leonard has been feared by high school football opponents for his big hits. Now, opponents at the college level will fear him. Leonard announced recently he plans to play at Cabrillo College in Aptos, Calif., which is Santa Cruz County. “This was always a goal of mine to at least go. I knew if I didn’t, I […]

Walk down memory lane: Collier looks back fondly on NFL, shares thoughts about today



Tim Collier Editor’s note: Tim Collier, the subject of this story, is the guest speaker at the first-ever Gazette Grizzly Sports Stars event, set May 3 at 5:30 p.m. at Mariposa County High School. Top athletes at the school will be recognized. The event is free to attend.   Tim Collier is a man who counts his blessings. He was […]

Appling named to small-school All-Region ranks

Milea Appling is one of the greatest players ever to play at MCHS. Photo by Matt Johnson Milea Appling is good at basketball. That’s an understatement. And now, the Mariposa County High School star received special recognition for her abilities. In a March 31 article written by James Burns and entitled “Three 20-point scorers make their way onto small-school All-Region […]

All Comers track meet scheduled April 20

Athletes interested in running, jumping and throwing are invited to show their skills at the 15th annual All Comers Meet sponsored by the Mariposa County High School track and field team. It will be held Saturday, April 20 at the MCHS track. Registration is at 9 a.m. and the meet starts at 10 a.m. This is open for ages 6-90. […]

Strong support

Photo by Matt JohnsonStrong support for youth programs has always been a hallmark of Mariposa County. The Mariposa County Contractor’s Association donated $2,500 for the installation of a new backstop at the Woodland ballfields, which is being used by Mariposa County Little League this spring. Shown from left are Daniel Weiland of DL Weiland Construction and Shane Stewart, a Little […]

Emotions on display at hoops banquet

Girls basketball team honored, All-League selections revealed


MCHS Grizzly girls hoops coach Trace DeSandres hugs athlete Milea Appling at the conclusion of the team’s awards banquet held on Sunday. DeSandres doesn’t plan to coach next season. Photo by Matt JohnsonEmotions were raw during the end of the season banquet for the Mariposa County High School girls basketball team. The team members, as well as their loved ones, […]

Transformation of A-Rod is stunning

MATT’S MUSINGS

Alex Rodriguez was discovered as a cheat in the sport of baseball, but it appears he has turned things around in his post-baseball life. Courtesy photoOne of the interesting public transformations of the last few years has been the evolution of Alex Rodriguez. The former disgraced slugger from the New York Yankees was suspended from baseball for the entire 2014 […]

Powerful Medinas lifts MCHS over Delhi

Important series looms this week with league challenger Ripon Christian


The MCHS baseball team has been on a roll this season, sitting at a perfect 12-0. Pitcher Michael Medinas was congratulated by teammates during a break between innings last week against Delhi. Shown from left are Charlie Williams, Kannon Gibson, Jaq Quinn, Ryan Leonard, Medinas and Jake Swift. MCHS blasted Delhi 10-0 and then 22-0 three days later. A series […]


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