Sports

Taking on all comers

The Mariposa All Comers Track and Field Meet was held Saturday, April 28 at Mariposa County High School. The annual event is open to anyone to come and take part in track and field events. It raises funds for the Grizzly track team. This year, sponsors of the event and entry fees from competitors raised $1,500. Several community members, of […]

Johann’s story: Athlete inspires at Paseo race

Johann Hill-Zeck is shown. The youngster is known for his basketball and baseball skills, but last year, he proved he had ability as a 5K runner. Photo by Matt Johnson Last spring, 12-year-old Johann Hill-Zeck became a local celebrity when he won the second Annual Paseo de Mariposa 5K Family Fun Run. Hill-Zeck’s athletic ability is known in the community […]

Relive the good old days: Grizzly alumni baseball game set for June



You never know who might show up to play in an alumni game, such as when MCHS softball coach Tony Williams took the mound in the 2016 game. Photo by Matt JohnsonAsk any former high school athlete, and they’ll likely tell you playing high school sports was one of the best times of their life. High school baseball players in […]

Diamondmen upset by Gustine, rebound



Robbie Stark of MCHS fouls off a pitch last week during MCHS’s 3-2 loss against Gustine. MCHS turned things around two days later. Photo by Matt JohnsonIt’s not uncommon for strong teams to slump every now and then. Seasons are long, and it’s easy for teams to go into a lull. The Mariposa County High School baseball team has found […]

Grizzly softball team continues to steamroll foes

They look like the cream of the crop once again. The Mariposa County High School softball team is dominating the Southern League once again. This season the Grizzlies are undefeated in league play. MCHS won three games over league foes over the last week, crushing each one. MCHS defeated Gustine 10-2, Le Grand 12-2 and Delhi 14-0. Against Gustine on […]

Grizzly Hall of Fame’s 2018 inductees named



One of the most exciting events of the summer in Mariposa County is the Grizzly Hall of Fame induction ceremony. It is a chance to recognize some of the most successful athletes and student-athletes in the history of Mariposa County High School. This is the 20th year of the event, which was started in honor of educators and coaches Loyd […]

MCHS golfers finish regular season with three victories

Three golfers advance to section tournament

It was a hot finish to the regular season for the Mariposa County High School golf team. The Grizzlies won all three matches of the regular season to finish the Southern League season 6-4. The regular season standings concluded with Ripon Christian umblemished at 10-0. Orestimba finished 8-2, MCHS 6-4, Waterford 4-6, Denair 2-8 and Gustine 0-10. Last Tuesday at […]

Win big money at Bass Lake Derby

Heads up, fishermen. Anglers have a chance at snagging a portion of $55,000 at the annual Bass Lake Fishing Derby May 5 and 6. The annual event is sponsored by the Bass Lake Chamber of Commerce, and kicks off the summer season at the lake. More than 1,000 tagged rainbow trout will be released in to the lake prior to […]

Helping hands

Steve Knauf (middle), owner of Steve’s Sportsmans Cafe, hands a check for $1,000 to Marina Stein (right) of the Mariposa Grizzlies Quarterback Club after a fundraiser held at the cafe over the weekend of April 21-22. A portion of sales were donated to the Quarterback Club. The club is the fundraising group for the Mariposa County High School football program. […]

Pair receives league’s highest honor

Blake Atkins, Violet Matlock among scholar athletes in area

Violet Matlock (left) and Blake Atkins (right) were honored last week as two of the top “scholar athletes” in the Southern League. Submitted photo Two standout student-athletes from Mariposa County High School were honored with the Southern Athletic League’s highest honor recently. Blake Atkins and Violet Matlock, seniors at MCHS, were named two of the league’s Scholar Athletes for 2017-18 […]


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