Peterson, Holt deserving inductees for Grizzly Hall of Fame, says DeSandres

Get to know the Class of 2019 hall of fame recipients

Samantha Matlock, who plays volleyball and softball at MCHS, will be one of the Grizzly scholarship recipients at the upcoming Grizzly Hall of Fame dinner. Photo by Matt Johnson In just a few weeks, new names will be added to the annals of the Mariposa County High School Grizzly Hall of Fame. The 2019 Mariposa Grizzly Hall of Fame dinner […]

Grizzly baseball team headed to section final for first time since 2016

Second baseman Josh Mah fires the ball to a teammate to record an out last week in Mariposa’s playoff win over Holt Academy. Photo by Matt Johnson For the first time since 2016, the Mariposa County High School baseball team is headed to the section championship round. By virtue of its 7-2 win over No. 1 seeded Ripon Christian, No. […]

Kari, Medinas are finalists for the CalHiSports all-state lists

MCHS’s Leo Kari is one of two Grizzlies up for consideration to be on the CalHiSports All-State Baseball honors list. Photo by Matt Johnson This week it was revealed two seniors on the Mariposa County High School baseball team are being considered to be honored on a distinguished list. Leo Kari and Michael Medinas were both selected as nominees on […]

Passion of Grizzly sports fans is amazing


From left, Grizzly superfans Walt Butler, Vic Penna, Matt Johnson (the author of the column below) and Jim Musick are shown prior to taking a road trip to Hilmar last week. Butler, Penna and Musick attend many Grizzly sporting games. Photo by Nicole W. LittleI’ve always loved road trips. I’ve gone on road trips to concerts, sporting events and all […]

Deputy Sheriffs holding raffle to help boosters

The Mariposa County Deputy Sheriffs Association is donating funds to the Mariposa County High School Grizzly Boosters, which will be derived from a raffle currently being held. Shown from left are probation officer John Trujillo, booster Carla Shelton, probation officer Matt DiPirro, and deputies Michael King and Rudy Mirelez. Submitted photoThe Mariposa County Deputy Sheriffs Association is holding a raffle […]

Donations sought

Submitted photosTwo local youth, Jared Ogilby, 11 (left), and Taxtyn Weiland, 12 (right), were both selected to compete on a 12U baseball team based in the Central Valley which will be attending a tournament in Cooperstown, N.Y. in June. They are hoping to raise funds to offset travel and competition costs. Donation buckets have been set up at Mountain Fitness, […]

Cafe to raise funds for cheer squad

A fundraising event is scheduled on Friday, May 31 and Saturday, June 1 to help the cheerleading squad at Mariposa County High School. It will be held at Steve’s Sportsmans Cafe, located at 3441 Woodland Drive. Times for the fundraiser are: • Friday from 7-11 a.m. and 5-9 p.m. •Saturday from 8-11 a.m. and 5-9 p.m. During the fundraiser, the […]

Gazette welcomes your sports story ideas

Do you have an idea for a sports story to be printed in the newspaper? Perhaps it’s of an athlete who you feel deserves recognition in the form of a feature story, or maybe it’s a local youngster who has done something special outside of the realm of the local sports scene. Either way, we welcome your ideas, especially as […]

Jake Williams earns CVC baseball Honorable Mention

MCHS 2016 grad, section champion doing well at Merced College

Jake Williams A name familiar to area high school sports fans from a few years back has received recognition at Merced College. Jake Williams, a 2016 graduate of Mariposa County High School, was recently named an Honorable Mention All- League selection for the Central Valley Conference. Williams is a 6-foot-2, 215 pound first baseman/outfielder for the Blue Devils. At the […]


Medinas going out strong after his four years of varsity action

MCHS’s Michael Medinas continues to “rake” at the plate, batting close to .500. Photo by Matt JohnsonOther than coach Justin Kleinsmith, one of the fixtures of the Mariposa County High School baseball team over the past four seasons has been Michael Medinas. Medinas was brought up to the varsity level as a freshman, and helped the team win a Sac-Joaquin […]

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