Sports

Volleyball team looks to grow in shortened spring season



 Debbie Leonard is just looking forward to playing games. She also wants to compete and grow. After an uncertain offseason, high school volleyball has officially been cleared to return to California. Mariposa County High School’s 12-game season is set to begin on Monday, and when Leonard, the team’s longtime coach, looks ahead to this season, her goals are simple. Improve […]

Sandlot days a hit as little league returns



Mariposa County Little League is leaning on a new tool to warm up players ahead of its 2021 season — and further develop their skills for when they eventually age out of the local baseball outfit. Twice-weekly sandlot style clinic days have been hosted at the Woodland Baseball Field since early March to knock off rust and prepare kids for […]

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FREE Grizzly football team to take the field Friday at Gold Bowl


The Mariposa County High School Grizzlies will kick off their 2021 football season at home on Friday night against the Summerville High School Bears. Junior varsity will begin at the Gold Bowl Arena at 5 p.m. Varsity teams will face off at 7:15 p.m. Attendance will be limited; each player is allowed four family member spectators. Those who do not […]

The 2021 football coaching staff

Robert StittRobert Stitt is the head coach of the varsity team. Assistant coaches are Ryan Oliphant, Spencer Arebalo, Todd Robinson, Gary Laugen, Steven Ward and John Willson. Spencer Arebalo and Ryan Oliphant are the head coaches of the junior varsity team. Assistant coaches are Gary Laugen, Steven Ward and John Willson. … An online subscription is required to view news […]

Inexperienced golfers growing in unique season



From left to right: Golfers Austin Hatcher, Noah Schiff, Gonzalo Tafoya and Evelyn Tafoya pose for a photo at the St. Stanislaus Golf Course in Modesto on Feb. 24. Submitted photosIt’s not a coincidence. Bob Jaekel, a former Mariposa County High School Grizzlies basketball coach, took over as the school’s head golf coach last month. Nine kids signed up to […]


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