Leonard, Quinn selected to play in annual Rotary pigskin game

Jaq Quinn (above) won’t play in the game, but he was selected to the annual Rotary North-South all-star game. Photos by Matt JohnsonTwo gridiron standouts from Mariposa County High School were selected to play in the 2019 North-South Rotary Bob Green Football Classic. The all-star game features some of the top players from the Central Section and the Sac-Joaquin Section. […]

The world lost a good one after Bart Starr’s passing


Bart Starr was great on the field, and reportedly great off the field. Courtesy photoBart Starr. It’s the perfect football name, almost like it was chosen from a fictional character in a movie about football. Bryan Bartlett “Bart” Starr was meant to be a football player, so much so that he overcame the odds and built a legendary career despite […]

Full SL softball awards released

Editor’s note: The Gazette already published the MCHS Southern Athletic League award winners in a previous edition, but this article contains all of the award winners from each school in the league. The Southern League softball competition was stiff this season, with four teams finishing with winning records. There was plenty of talent throughout the league, and awards were recently […]

Football jobs at MCHS still vacant

With other schools already beginning their spring football programs around the state, Mariposa County High School is starting to go into panic mode. As of now, the head coaching positions for the varsity and junior varsity football teams remain vacant at MCHS. Last year, the varsity team was coached by Robert Stitt and the JV team was coached by Don […]


FREE First-ever Gazette Grizzly Sports Stars award ceremony
was held on the campus of MCHS on Monday evening

The Mariposa Gazette held its first ever Sports Stars awards ceremony on June 3 at Mariposa County High School. Awards were given to the top male and female athletes in each sport the school offers. Awards were also given to the top coach and the overall male and female athletes of the year. The following were recipients of awards in […]

Kleinsmith, Medinas, Kari claim some of league’s biggest honors

Head coach Justin Kleinsmith of Mariposa was named the Southern League’s Co-Coach of the Year along with John De Visser of Ripon Christian. Photos by Matt JohnsonMariposa has been one of the powerhouses of the Southern League the last few years when it comes to baseball. That trend continued this season, as the Grizzlies meshed together so well and had […]

Hall of Fame scholarships to be awarded June 22

The Mariposa Grizzly Hall of Fame Dinner is held each year and pays tribute to former MCHS coaches Ed Vegely and Loyd Hobby. Each year at the dinner, scholarships are awarded to two MCHS seniors who embody Grizzly pride and accomplishment. This year, the winners are Samantha Matlock and Jaq Quinn. From left, Vegely, Matlock, Hobby and Quinn are shown. […]

A tough pill to take

MCHS diamondmen nearly rally, but fall short of section title goal in two losses to rival Waterford

MCHS’s Will Harris (right) slides into home plate safely during a seventh inning rally against Waterford on Monday. MCHS game up just short in the section title round. Photos by Matt JohnsonIt was a tremendous season for the Mariposa County High School baseball team. That’s for certain. But No. 2 seeded Mariposa couldn’t have picked a worse time to play […]

One of biggest fans goes to great lengths to support baseball team

Kirstie Dunbar-KariAsk anyone who goes to Mariposa County High School Grizzly sporting events, and they’re sure to tell you that MCHS fans are some of the most supportive around. Fans often travel great lengths to cheer on the Grizzlies, and sometimes, they even get creative when it comes to watching the games. Kirstie Dunbar-Kari, mother to MCHS baseball player Leo […]

Five Lady Griz earn league softball honors

Team holds annual softball banquet, coach Tony Williams shares strengths of each player on team

Five players on the MCHS softball team received recognition from the Southern League after the conclusion of the 2019 season. From left, Megan Harris, Brylei Pearson, Samantha Matlock, Kiya Smith and Haley Lawhon are shown. Each played pivotal roles for the team this season. Harris — a freshman — primarily played first base, while Pearson was third base and pitcher. […]

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