Sports

Off the Wall: three sisters all playing on same varsity team



From left, Margaret Wall, Analise Wall and Bernadette Wall are shown. Photo by Matt JohnsonCoach Adam Finney has a talented soccer team this season, perhaps good enough to win the league title. His Mariposa County High School girls soccer team moves the ball well and there aren’t many — if any — holes on the roster, and Finney will vouch […]

Grizzlies wear down Badgers on hardwood in mountain rivalry



Colton Weidner (center) of MCHS powers up for a shot between two Badger defenders last week at Loyd Hobby Gymnasium. Photo by Matt JohnsonMariposa County High School and Yosemite High School don’t play in the same league, but it sure would be entertaining if they did play each other regularly. The teams squared off last Tuesday in Mariposa, and MCHS […]

Bass pins down first place finish

Elizabeth Bass (second from left), took first place at a girls wrestling tournament in Lodi last Saturday. From left, she is shown with her parents Crystal Bass and Timothy Bass, along with coach Jerry Lura. Submitted photoGirls wrestling has grown in numbers at Mariposa County High School and the wrestlers have added to their list of accomplishments. Elizabeth Bass secured […]

Coach uses ‘Star Wars’ to motivate team

Playing at Ripon Christian last Tuesday, the Mariposa County High School girls soccer team lost 2-0 in wet conditions. “They’re so physical,” said MCHS coach Adam Finney. Finney said the turning point in the match was when Ripon Christian scored right before halftime to take a 1-0 lead. Finney said his team was scattered toward the end of the half. […]

Strong play from many leads MCHS boys over RC

As the season goes on, exciting results continue to pile up for the Mariposa County High School boys soccer team. After struggling through a fruitless season last year, the team has notched some big wins this season. Last Tuesday, the MCHS Grizzly boys won 5-2 over the Ripon Christian Knights. Petter Brange scored three goals and Ramiro Marquez and Alex […]

Grizzlies earn league win over the Bulldogs

Lily Heavner of MCHS (center) uses an opening to hoist a jump shot against Le Grand last week. Submitted photos by Tammi RichardsThe game was supposed to be a dog fight. But in the end, the Bulldogs went back to Le Grand with merely a whimper. The Mariposa County High School girls basketball team pummeled the Bulldogs 53-34 last Thursday […]

Do it for Casey: team rallies for hurt teammate



Christian Stockwell (4) of the MCHS JV team tries to make his way upcourt despite being held by a Waterford defender. Photo by Matt Johnson “Do you think they can come back?” “Yeah, they will,” said Dillon Mah, who was sitting on the MCHS bench as an observer. Mah, a former Mariposa County High School basketball player who graduated last […]

Gibson, Norris lead the way for wrestling team at Gordon Hay

It was a successful weekend of wrestling. Mariposa County High School’s Riley Gibson took first place in the 145-pound weight class of the Gordon Hay Wrestling Invitational Tournament. Also at the varsity level, Bryce Norris placed third in the 132-pound weight class and Nick Congdon took fourth place in the 220-pound weight class. “Riley dominated all weekend and looked confident,” […]

Field upgraded by a local company



Rockslide Materials donated its truck and time to help resurface the ballfield at Mariposa County High School. The field needs to be resurfaced every so often. Submitted photoSports are an important part of life for many youth athletes in Mariposa County. The importance of providing safe, quality playing fields for the athletes is of utmost importance. With that in mind, […]

Lady Griz secure huge league win

Defense shuts down Waterford on hardwood, then stymies Gustine

What was supposed to be a clash of titans in the Southern League turned out to be a comfortable win for the Mariposa County High School girls basketball team. MCHS defeated Waterford 44-36 on Tuesday night, on the road. The Grizzlies jumped out to a 14-4 lead after one-quarter of play and never looked back, with balanced scoring pacing them […]


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