Girls soccer team off to strong start in league

Izamary Marquez of MCHS winds up for a shot against Denair last week. Marquez scored in the 20th minute to help her team. Photos by Matt JohnsonIt’s been a good start in league play for the Mariposa County High School Grizzlies girls soccer team. MCHS tied with an old foe, the Ripon Christian Knights, on Monday, 0-0. Days earlier, the […]

Soccer boys earn comeback win against Ripon Christian

Jaden Dubois of MCHS looks for an open teammate to throw in to. Photo by Matt JohnsonRoad wins are hard to come by, but the Mariposa County High School boys soccer team put a licking on a rival on Monday evening, defeating league rival the Ripon Christian Knights 6-3. MCHS fell behind 2-0 but rallied quickly, striking back with three […]

‘Sports Talk’ airs Saturday, Monday

For the latest in local and national sports headlines, listen to “Mariposa Sports Talk” on KRYZ Radio, 98.5 FM. The show features local and national sports discussions, occasionally with guests from the community or special guests who phone in. It airs on Saturdays from 10:30-11 a.m. on KRYZ, 98.5 LPFM. The show also streams online at It is replayed […]

Burgess, others stem Yosemite tide to earn big win on the mats

Patricia Flanagan of MCHS (top) stepped into the 106-pound weight class last week and earned important points for the Grizzly grapplers. Photo by Matt JohnsonWhen the going gets tough, the tough get going. Several wrestlers from Mariposa County High School dug deep and battled through illness or other tough situations to help the Grizzlies earn a 45-27 win over Yosemite […]


Wichmann goes behind the scenes to reveal the grind of an NFL career

Cody Wichmann, who graduated from MCHS, is shown during a season with the St. Louis Rams. He now plays on the practice squad for the Dallas Cowboys. The 6-foot-5, 319-pound offensive guard is enjoying his time in Dallas. Courtesy photoThink about the small percentage of gridiron athletes around the nation who make it to the National Football League. The percentage […]

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Appling moves into first on girls hoops all-time scoring list

Senior Milea Appling broke the all-time scoring record for girls basketball at MCHS last week. Photo by John MabonThe path leading Milea Appling to the all-time girls basketball scoring record at Mariposa County High School started with a pair of shoes. Appling was a student in her coach, Trace DeSandres’ class at MCHS. DeSandres kept a pair of shoes from […]

Volleyball, basketball open gyms planned

Mariposa County Parks and Recreation officials are organizing adult coed volleyball and adult men’s basketball in the Mariposa County High School gymnasium, every Sunday in January from noon to 4 p.m., starting Jan. 6. Volleyball will be scheduled from noon to 2 p.m. and basketball will follow from 2-4 p.m. There will be a $3 admission, and it will be […]

MCHS soccer girls are tripped up in match at Yosemite

It was a tough afternoon for the Mariposa County High School girls soccer team on Wednesday, as the Grizzlies fell 5-1 against the Yosemite Badgers in a non-league contest. “It was a pretty good game that we dominated in terms of possession but gave up too many easy goals,” said MCHS coach Adam Finney. “They have a legit college level […]

Four players score goals in Griz win over TC

Mariposa’s Nate Kunz (left, 2) tries to get a head on the ball last week in a match held in Mariposa. Photo by Matt JohnsonA true team effort lifted the Mariposa County High School boys soccer team to its first win of the season last Tuesday. MCHS defeated the Turlock Christian Eagles 5-0 in Mariposa. Ramiro Marquez led the way […]

Long home winning streak finally snapped for boys hardwood team

MCHS senior Leo Kari took the ball to the hoop for a fastbreak layup against Firebaugh last week. MCHS fell behind but mounted a furious comeback, falling 86-79. Photos by Matt Johnson A late scoring surge couldn’t propel the Mariposa County High School boys basketball team to a win over the Firebaugh Eagles last Tuesday, as the team fell 86- […]

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