Sports

All good things come to an end: boys hoops eliminated

Devon Acker-James (shown shooting the ball) was sensational all year for the MCHS boys hoops team, as he was last week in the first round of the playoffs against Aspire Langston Hughes Academy, which is based in Stockton. Photos by John Mabon They battled as hard as they could, but the Mariposa County High School boys basketball Grizzlies were eliminated […]

Seniors played integral role on boys hoops team



It’s an obvious statement, but the seniors on high school sports teams are often looked to for leadership, guidance and strong performance each season. The seniors on the Mariposa County High School boys basketball team are no different. Three of the seniors were regular starters on the team, including Jaq Quinn, Leo Kari and Devon Acker-James. Two other seniors, Travis […]

Special Olympics seeking funding

The annual Special Olympics Northern California (SONC) Regional Track and Field Meet will be held on May 18. The competition rotates its location each year. This year the event will be held at the Mariposa County High School track. Organizers are looking for donations from the community to assist in hosting this event. Donations can be monetary or product-based items […]

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Chaney has Grizzlies in the driver’s seat moving forward



Pierce Chaney (right), in his first year as head coach at MCHS, has the Grizzly boys basketball team in a favorable position heading into the postseason. Photo by Matt JohnsonPierce Chaney might be just 27 years old, but he’s shown wisdom and experience beyond his years while directing the Mariposa County High School boys basketball team this season. Chaney, who […]

Home sweet home

Photo by Matt JohnsonDallas Cowboys offensive lineman Cody Wichmann (second from right) returned to Mariposa last week for a visit. He stopped by the Loyd Hobby Gymnasium on the campus of Mariposa County High School to watch the MCHS girls and boys basketball teams face off against Waterford last Wednesday. He received a round of applause from the home crowd. […]

Ramirez, soccer boys headed to playoffs after a long absence

Team goes on road and wins in major pressure-packed situation

Coming into last Thursday’s match at Gustine, the Mariposa County High School boys soccer team knew it needed a win to advance to the postseason for the first time since the 2009/10 season, when current MCHS head coach Miguel Ramirez was on the high school team. Whichever team won — MCHS or Gustine — was going to earn a berth […]

Senior hoop girls reflect on their fond varsity moments



The seniors on the MCHS girls basketball team were honored last week during their senior night ceremony. From left, Taylor Vegely, Milea Appling, Alex Williams, Jade Meisner and Katie Vick are shown. Photo by Matt JohnsonIt’s always a little emotional on senior night, when the seniors on each sports roster at Mariposa County High School realize it could be their […]

Lady Grizzlies cruise into hoops playoffs



Samantha Miles of Mariposa (center, with ball) wrestles the ball away from a Waterford player during MCHS’s 73-25 win last week. Photo by Matt Johnson It’s official: the Mariposa County High School girls basketball team once again has steamrolled the Southern League. That hasn’t changed from last year. What has changed this year is the Grizzlies are the No. 1 […]

Seniors take charge in hardwood wins

MCHS boys hoops team breaks 100 point mark in blowout win over Waterford, freshmen win league


Some of the members of the MCHS freshmen boys basketball team are shown last week after going undefeated in Southern League play. From left, Davis Bryant, coach Spencer Arebalo, Lance Dondero, Cole Young, Andres Ibarra, Fernando Garcia, Felipe Godinez and Landon Robinson are shown. Photo by Matt JohnsonSeniors led the way in two victories for the Mariposa County High School […]


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