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Losses starting to mount as MCHS soccer boys continue to struggle

The Mariposa County High School boys soccer team dropped a 6-0 match at Waterford last Wednesday. “We had moments where we looked good but moments where we were a completely different team,” said MCHS coach Miguel Ramirez. “It’s like if I’m taking a 10 question test and I know I’m an expert on five of the things, I’m still going […]

Wichmann signed to ‘futures’ contract by Titans

Cody Wichmann Cody Wichmann’s foggy future in the National Football League appears to be clearer. Wichmann, who found a spot on the practice squad of the Tennessee Titans this season after being cut by the Los Angeles Rams, has been signed to a “futures” contract by the Titans. A futures contract is essentially the same as a regular active-roster contract, […]

Young duo trying to fill shoes of a local legend



Alex Harrington (left) and Jeremy Mabon are young, but are working hard to fill the shoes left by Gary Pilcher, who stepped away from coaching after decades of teaching the sport to area youth. Harrington and Mabon are the new coaches of the Sierra Golden Grapplers. Photo by Matt JohnsonIt’s never easy replacing a legend. But that’s the task that […]

Brange brings Euro style, provides lift for the MCHS boys soccer team

Foreign exchange student sees differences between styles of play


MCHS’s Petter Brange (54) is shown winning a ball against a Yosemite High School player in a preseason scrimmage. Shown in the background is MCHS’s Hailemariam Buck (34). Photos by Matt JohnsonLast year, it was Leo Zanoni. This year, it’s Petter Brange. The last two seasons, the Mariposa County High School boys soccer team has benefited from the presence of […]

Orestimba catches soccer girls off guard



Quinn Whatley gets some air as she heads the ball during MCHS’s game against Orestimba last week in Mariposa. Photo by Matt JohnsonPlaying in a stretch of a week against some of the toughest teams in the Southern League caught up to the Mariposa County High School girls soccer team last Tuesday. Playing in Mariposa, MCHS dropped a 4-1 match […]

Young wrestlers, heavier weights step up in win



MCHS’s Lane Holt gets his Big Valley Christian opponent in a headlock. Holt won his match by pin. Photo by Matt Johnson What was anticipated to be one of the tougher wrestling matches of the season for the Mariposa County High School Grizzlies turned into smooth sailing. MCHS defeated Big Valley Christian 54-24 last Wednesday in Mariposa. MCHS won nine […]

Stingy defense leads Lady Griz over foes

Stingy defense has led to big basketball wins for Trace DeSandres and his athletes. The Mariposa County High School Grizzlies crushed the Orestimba Warriors in girls basketball last Tuesday in Mariposa. MCHS held Orestimba to just 6 points in the first half, and only gave up 1 point in the second quarter. MCHS’s Milea Appling scored 17 points despite being […]

Hoops team rolling in league play



Cameron Yancey goes up for two points in MCHS’s win over Delhi. Photo by Matt JohnsonA strong start to the second half led the Mariposa County High School boys basketball team over the Denair Coyotes 83-68 on Monday night in Mariposa. MCHS went into halftime leading 47-39 but used a 12-2 run to open the second half and establish a […]

MCHS boys soccer team booted by Delhi

It was a tough week for boys soccer at Mariposa County High School. The MCHS boys hosted the Delhi Hawks last Friday and lost 7-0 in one of the worst performances of the season for the Grizzlies. MCHS was without the services of star player Petter Brange, who was held out with groin tightness. “His knowledge of the game still […]

Sport of wrestling has taught Palmer much



Walt Palmer (left) is one of the most experienced wrestlers at Mariposa County High School. He will graduate this summer. Photos by Matt JohnsonWhen Walt Palmer talks about wrestling, it’s easy to see how much he appreciates the sport. His face lights up, and he can talk about the sport for minutes on end. Palmer has had his share of […]


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