Why MCHS’s girls hoops team can make a deep run into the postseason


 The girls hoops team at Mariposa County High School is off to a strong start. That wasn’t much of a surprise. The team returns all of its starters and has one of the most dangerous scorers in the Sac-Joaquin Section, Milea Appling. I believe the team can make a deep postseason run. I’m not saying they’ll win the section, but […]

Here were the major local sports stories of 2018

It’s hard to believe 2018 is almost over. The year seemed to go by quickly. But much was accomplished by local athletes over the past 12 months. Here are some of the top sports stories of 2018, in no particular order: • Wichmann finds home with Cowboys: After being let go by the Tennessee Titans, Mariposa’s Cody Wichmann was assigned […]

Girls soccer team off to strong start in league

Izamary Marquez of MCHS winds up for a shot against Denair last week. Marquez scored in the 20th minute to help her team. Photos by Matt JohnsonIt’s been a good start in league play for the Mariposa County High School Grizzlies girls soccer team. MCHS tied with an old foe, the Ripon Christian Knights, on Monday, 0-0. Days earlier, the […]

Soccer boys earn comeback win against Ripon Christian

Jaden Dubois of MCHS looks for an open teammate to throw in to. Photo by Matt JohnsonRoad wins are hard to come by, but the Mariposa County High School boys soccer team put a licking on a rival on Monday evening, defeating league rival the Ripon Christian Knights 6-3. MCHS fell behind 2-0 but rallied quickly, striking back with three […]

‘Sports Talk’ airs Saturday, Monday

For the latest in local and national sports headlines, listen to “Mariposa Sports Talk” on KRYZ Radio, 98.5 FM. The show features local and national sports discussions, occasionally with guests from the community or special guests who phone in. It airs on Saturdays from 10:30-11 a.m. on KRYZ, 98.5 LPFM. The show also streams online at It is replayed […]

Burgess, others stem Yosemite tide to earn big win on the mats

Patricia Flanagan of MCHS (top) stepped into the 106-pound weight class last week and earned important points for the Grizzly grapplers. Photo by Matt JohnsonWhen the going gets tough, the tough get going. Several wrestlers from Mariposa County High School dug deep and battled through illness or other tough situations to help the Grizzlies earn a 45-27 win over Yosemite […]

Merced College ponders soccer return

Soccer players in Mariposa County will want to take notice of an initiative starting up in Merced. Fifteen years after cutting ties with its soccer programs, Merced College has taken a major step toward their return. Due to overwhelming interest by both students and the community, Superintendent/ President Chris Vitelli and Academic Senate President Julie Clark announced the formation of […]

Wichmann just shootin’ the breeze

NFL player from area shares his thoughts on variety of topics, including advice for youth

Cody WichmannEditor’s note: This is a follow up interview with Cody Wichmann, National Football League offensive lineman for the Dallas Cowboys. He is currently on the practice squad of the Cowboys. Wichmann graduated from Mariposa County High School. He has also played for two other NFL franchises, the St. Louis Rams and the Tennessee Titans. Last week featured a look […]

Grizzly greatness: Gridders lauded for achievements at annual awards banquet

MCHS football MVP Ryan Leonard (second from left) gives head coach Robert Stitt (far left) a gift on behalf of the entire team at the end of the Grizzly annual awards banquet. Looking on, from left, are JC Davies, Charlie Williams, Gabe Katz, Brock Burgess, Gauge Butler, Jake Swift and Larry Cullens. Awards were given to the top varsity and […]

Two-headed monster leads boys to victory

MCHS’s Alex Keiser (with ball) attacks the teeth of the Chowchilla defense during Mariposa’s big win last week. Photo by Matt JohnsonIn ancient mythology, science fiction movies and other instances, one of the most fearsome creatures is a two-headed monster. The Mariposa County High School boys basketball team unveiled its own two-headed monster last Wednesday as the Grizzlies defeated Chowchilla […]

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