Sports

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 […]

BAD TO THE BONE

Mariposa trio to compete in Los Banos demo derby on May 4


From left, Jason Coburn, Josh McClure and Andrew Ryan will be competing in a demolition derby in Los Banos next month. Photo by Matt JohnsonWhen Josh McClure was in high school, his senior project was constructing a demolition derby car. That was over a decade ago. It was then that McClure became hooked on the sport. Demolition derbies would soon […]

Kari’s pitching leads MCHS past Orestimba



Leo Kari was excellent last week for MCHS, pitching seven complete innings against Orestimba and allowing just one hit in MCHS’s 9-2 win in Mariposa. Photo by Matt JohnsonIf there’s one area of his baseball team that coach Justin Kleinsmith doesn’t have to worry about, it’s pitching. The Mariposa County High School baseball team is loaded with quality pitchers, and […]

Smith earns endurance race award

Jane Smith is shown with her horse, My Anna. Submitted photoJane Smith, 62, of Mariposa took home the 2017 Gold Medal Award at the XP Riders Multi-Day Endurance Race Awards Ceremony last month. Her Appy-cross mare, My Anna (20 years old), completed 1,260 endurance miles last year, which consisted of three day/155 mile rides and five day/250 mile rides. Also […]

Changes made to MS event

The Mariposa County 4-H Citizenship project is planning its sixth annual Multiple Sclerosis Bike-a-Thon. It will be held on Sunday, April 29. The event is open to the public and all ages are invited to participate. Runners and walkers will be included this year. Registration begins at 9 a.m. at Hornitos Park. The course starts at Hornitos Park, at around […]


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