Wichmann added to Cowboys practice squad

Cody WichmannA local football standout has joined “America’s Team.” Cody Wichmann, 26, a graduate of Mariposa County High School, was signed by the Dallas Cowboys last week. Wichmann was placed on the Cowboys’ practice squad. The Cowboys are hoping to add depth to their offensive lineman ranks. Teams use practice squads to keep players who show ability but need some […]

New book highlights gridiron exploits of high school athletes in California

A new book released in August highlights some of the fascinating stories of youth football in California. Submitted photoA book released this summer highlights some of the unique stories and accomplishments of high school football players in California. “High School Football in California: Amazing Stories on the Gridiron from San Diego to the Golden Gate and Everywhere In Between,” was […]

Badgers run past Griz to claim Gold Nugget Bowl

Shorthanded MCHS keeps game close, but Yosemite HS pulls away

Grizzly running back Elijah Lewis (center, with ball) was pulled up to the varsity level on Friday due to injuries to three of MCHS’s running backs. Lewis scored a first quarter touchdown. Photos by Matt JohnsonThe Grizzlies hung tough for as long as they could, but in the end, the Yosemite Badgers just had too much talent. Yosemite defeated the […]

Netters make Reds feel blue

MCHS volleyball player Lily Heavner recorded 6 kills and 9 assists to help her team beat Gustine last week in Mariposa. Photo by Matt JohnsonThe Mariposa County High School volleyball team made the Gustine Reds feel a little blue last week. MCHS handled Gustine with little trouble, winning 25- 17, 25-20, 25-15 last Tuesday in Mariposa. The Grizzlies played well […]

Surfing is named official sport in state of California

Surf ’s up in California, where it’s now the official state sport. Gov. Jerry Brown announced last week he has signed a bill making it so. The new law declares surfing to be “an iconic California sport” — though it acknowledges that surfing originated with the Polynesian people and was imported into California from Hawaii. Still, it says Californians have […]

Local swimmers have chance to learn from accomplished coach

The YMSC swimmers who attended the Bob Bowman Sun Devil Swim Camp were (pictured with Bob Bowman right to left) freshman swimmer from Mariposa County High School Jonah Dacanay of Mariposa, Samantha Rockey of Oakhurst, Randi Johnson of Ahwahnee, and Dominic DeBernardi of Coarsegold. Submitted photoSwimmers from the year-round Yosemite Marlins Swim Club, including an up-and-coming swimmer for Mariposa County […]

Annual Smokey Bear Run/ Walk scheduled at Bass Lake

The Smokey Bear Run/Walk will is set for Saturday, Sept. 22. Submitted photoStart getting ready! The Mountain Area Runners are inviting all runners and walkers to join in the celebration of the 31st Smokey Bear Run/Walk. The event will be held at Bass Lake on Saturday, Sept. 22. This year’s proceeds will benefit CAL FIRE and the United States Forest […]

Tales from the gridiron

FREE Blast from the past: best-selling author Jeff Pearlman takes readers back in time with USFL book, set to release this month

Editor’s note: With football season kicking off, here is a review of one of the latest books written about the gridiron. When people think of the United States Football League — at least those old enough to remember it — they might remember it for its failed attempt to compete with the National Football League. But in reality, the USFL was one […]

Book takes look back at 90s era of NFL

The cover of Tommy Phillips’ new football book is shown. It delves into pro football in the 1990s. Courtesy photo It’s always fun to experience a bit of nostalgia. Looking back on certain moments is something enjoyable to do from time to time. Author Tommy A. Phillips offers nostalgia in abundance in his book, “Nifty Nineties: The Stories of an […]

Injury bug bites the Griz in major way

MCHS’s Logan Donati (5) is still recovering from an arm injury he suffered against Summerville in week two. Photo by Matt JohnsonThe pesky “injury bug” has bitten the Mariposa County High School football team. The Grizzlies sustained injuries to a few of their key players recently, coach Robert Stitt announced. “We can’t afford to lose another player,” said Stitt. Running […]

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