Sports

Grapplers to open league on Jan. 3

Chris Marquez (shown above earlier this season against Ripon) and the MCHS Grizzlies will soon start their league schedule. Photo by Matt JohnsonPeaking at the right time is essential in high school wrestling. Mariposa County High School coach Scott Seymour knows this, and it’s why he decided to make an important decision at a tournament in Los Banos on Dec. […]

MCHS boys struggle to score on Sonora

It doesn’t happen often, but the Mariposa County High School boys basketball team was blown out last Wednesday. MCHS suffered a 70-41 loss at the hands of Sonora, in a road loss. The Grizzlies scored just six points in the second and fourth quarters, and that was their demise. MCHS went into the second quarter knotted at 18 and into […]

Little League in need of umpires this season

Do you love baseball? Did you play in Little League when you were young? Were there dedicated adults to make it possible, and would you like to pay it forward? Mariposa Little League is looking for individuals who have baseball knowledge and are willing to umpire Minors, Majors and/or Juniors games. High school baseball players are encouraged to participate. Training […]

MCHS girls capture big hoops win over Chowchilla

MCHS girls basketball coach Trace DeSandres (shown, center) led his Grizzly girls to two victories last week. He was concerned about his squad’s focus, but the team responded with a win over a tough Chowchilla team, on the road. MCHS has an important game looming on Jan. 2 against Waterford, one of the powers in the Southern League. Photo by […]

Gridders honored for their exploits

FREE MCHS football team MVPs, All-League selections announced at end-of-season banquet


Several standouts were honored at the 2017 Grizzlies football awards banquet on Sunday. The banquet was held to honor the Mariposa County High School football players and their success this season. Varsity head coach Ryan Oliphant as well as the other coaches at MCHS presented the winners of each award with plaques. The event was held at the Mariposa County […]

Optimism abounds with boys soccer team, even after loss



Ramiro Marquez on MCHS (right) collides with a Denair player while going for a header last week. Photo by Matt JohnsonEven in a loss last Wednesday, the Mariposa County High School boys soccer coach found reasons to be positive. Despite the 3-1 loss to Denair, MCHS coach Miguel Ramirez kept his head held high. “We were definitely the better team,” […]

Lady Griz avenge a loss against Los Banos

This season has required Trace DeSandres to be a bit of a “mad scientist” for his basketball team. After losing such a valuable piece of the team, Kirsten Dubberke, to graduation, coach DeSandres has been busy mixing the right ingredients in order for the Mariposa County High School girls basketball team to have success on the court. Last weekend, with […]

Little League in need of umpires this season

Do you love baseball? Did you play in Little League when you were young? Were there dedicated adults to make it possible, and would you like to pay it forward? Mariposa Little League is looking for individuals who have baseball knowledge and are willing to umpire Minors, Majors and/or Juniors games. High school baseball players are encouraged to participate. Training […]

Weidner’s huge third quarter lifts MCHS

Grizzly boys pull away from Mendota, blow out Minarets a few days later


Casey Miller (3) glides in for a layup against Mendota. MCHS coach Bob Jaekle has praised Miller’s play of late. Photos by Matt JohnsonIt was a tale of two halves last Tuesday. In the first half against Mendota, the Mariposa County High School boys basketball team looked sluggish. But in the second half, MCHS looked like a whole new team, […]

Medinas making strides



Michael Medinas When Michael Medinas steps to the plate, Southern League pitchers fear him. That’s because at 6-foot-1, 225 pounds, Medinas presents an imposing figure. And he’s only a junior in high school. Medinas has played a key role on the Mariposa County High School baseball team ever since he was a freshman. He plays at first base and can […]


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