Sports

Babe Ruth team finishes 11-1 to wrap up summer

The 2018 Mariposa A’s Bath Ruth League team was made up of players ages 13-16. Submitted photoMariposa baseball: for some it’s a brief season, and for others, it’s a year-long dream. For coach Jerry Burgess, it’s definitely the latter. Instead of counting sheep at night, Burgess counts things like RBIs, base hits and strikeouts. Simply put, he’s obsessive about the […]

Amigo de Oro races set for fair weekend

Maddie Brown of Mariposa is shown nearing the finish line tape at last year’s Amigo race. Photo by Matt Johnson A historic Mariposa race is back for another year. The annual Amigo de Oro 5 and 10 Mile Runs are scheduled Sunday, Sept. 2, which is the weekend of the Mariposa County Fair. Walkers are welcome in the races. Check-in […]

Changes coming to Rudy Warrior Challenge event

Changes are coming to this year’s Rudy Warrior Challenge. The Rudy Warrior Challenge, an event created by members of the Mariposa County Sheriff’s office, consists of several Cross-fit style exercises, and is open to all competitors. In order to make the event as fair as possible for all competitors, organizers have changed the team size from four to two gender-segregated […]

Mandatory football practices starting up

The clock is ticking for players who are interested in playing high school football this season. The Mariposa County High School Grizzlies football program will begin mandatory fall practices on July 23. All players will need a current sports physical and athletic clearance through MCHS. Athletic packets are available outside the attendance office or online at www.mchs-mcusd-ca.schoolloop.com/sportspackets. Completed packets should […]

Mankins to be inducted into Fresno County Athletic Hall of Fame in Nov. 1 ceremony



Logan Mankins (left) will be honored on Nov. 1 by being inducted alongside elite company to the Fresno County Athletic Hall of Fame. Submitted photoLogan Mankins could someday end up in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, but before that, he’ll end up in the Fresno County Athletic Hall of Fame. Mankins — a Catheys Valley native — is set […]

Griz pumped about new weight room



MCHS football strength and conditioning coach Mike Rollinson (right) demonstrates a concept to Jaq Quinn (left) and Ryan Leonard (sitting). Photo by Matt JohnsonA new weight room is open and in use by Mariposa County High School athletes. The school district, behind the help of several community volunteers, converted classrooms with a shared wall into a single weight room. It […]

My way too early preview of the NFL season

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I can’t help it. I love football. Like many other Americans, for me, it’s an obsession. I read about it, watch it and sometimes even dream about it. So now that the start of the National Football League’s 2018-19 season is just a few months away, I’m getting antsy. It’s one of my favorite times of the year. It means […]

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Predicting the 2018-19 MCHS Athletes of the Year


Ramiro Marquez (center) was one of Mariposa County High School’s top male soccer players last season, and with another year under his belt, he should continue to play at a high level as a defender. Photo by Matt JohnsonLast week the Gazette printed its list of the 2017-18 top athletes at Mariposa County High School. This week, the spotlight shines […]

A name to watch for over the next few years: Anne Fiester



Anne Fiester (middle) is shown playing basketball for the Mariposa Middle School team. She was recently voted top female athlete at Mariposa Elementary School. Photo by Matt JohnsonAnne Fiester has known for a few years now that she wants to go down as one of the great Grizzly athletes. A few years ago, as a young girl, Fiester watched Mariposa […]

MCHS gridiron practice beginning

The Mariposa County High School Grizzlies football program will begin mandatory fall practices on July 23. All players will need a current sports physical and athletic clearance through MCHS. Athletic packets are available outside the MCHS attendance office or online at mchs-mcusd-ca. schoolloop.com/sportspackets. Completed packets should be turned back in to the attendance office no later than July 19 by […]


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