Sports

Netters go out in style, with two wins against league foes to end the season



Marissa Morris (left) and Samantha Matlock of MCHS try to save a ball during play against Delhi last Thursday. Photo by Matt Johnson Last Thursday was a bittersweet night for the Mariposa County High School volleyball team. It was sweet because, on one hand, the team picked up a victory over the Delhi Hawks to close out the season, winning […]

Special Olympics hits 50 year mark

FREE Mariposa County program hoping for more athletes, volunteers


If you’ve ever been to a Special Olympics competition, you know how important it is to the athletes who compete. “They don’t care where they finish,” said Sarah Brewster, director of the Mariposa County Special Olympics program. “Their faces light up.” This year marks the 50th anniversary of Special Olympics. This worldwide organization has changed the lives of hundreds of […]

Vegely takes look back as he is set to move forward into Fresno Athletics Hall of Fame



Ed VegelyIn a few days, Ed Vegely will be inducted into the Fresno County Athletic Hall of Fame, surrounded by his loved ones. And while there aren’t a lot of his teammates still living, Vegely will still cherish the moment. Vegely will be entering the hall as a member of the 1959 Fresno State University baseball team. Vegely was a […]

Grizzlies split two volleyball matches



Katie Vick of MCHS focuses on the ball during last Tuesday’s win over Waterford. Photos by Matt JohnsonIt was a week of mixed success for the Mariposa County High School volleyball team. The Grizzlies won a match against Waterford before succumbing to Le Grand in a road match. Last Tuesday, MCHS won easily against Waterford, 25-12, 25-17, 14-25, 25-18. Things […]

Lewis settling into role on varsity team



Elijah Lewis (with ball) is shown in action during his first varsity game of the season, held back in September. The MCHS sophomore hasn’t been perfect, but he is making a difference on the varsity team after being pulled up from the junior varsity team. Photo by Matt JohnsonImagine being placed on a football team early on in the season, […]

Griz ripped in Ripon

MCHS fights hard, but ends up blown out by Knights on road


MCHS quarterback Jake Swift (middle) surveys the Ripon Christian defense as his lineman ready to protect him. Photos by Matt Johnson For the first quarter of the game, the Mariposa County High School football team hung tough against league leader Ripon Christian, but eventually, RC demonstrated its dominance. Mariposa fell 49-7 in a physical battle against the Knights. It was […]

Homecoming hoopla

The Mariposa Bears held their 2018 homecoming games on Saturday. The evening featured a special ceremony prior to the varsity game, in which each eighth grade player was recognized with their parents, guardians or other loved ones. The eighth graders will move on to the high school level next year. The Bears went on to win 60-0 over Denair. The […]

Taking a look back…

From the top photo down, Grizzly athletes Izamary Marquez, Katie Vick, Lily Heavner, Abbey Fillion, Kylie Ward and Sam Matlock smile during a brief huddle in an early season game; Marquez skies for a ball; Sam Matlock serves; Heavner gets above the net to make a play; Katie Vick returns a ball against Waterford in an October victory. Photos by […]

Bryson helps Fresno State trap shooting team to advance far

MCHS 2009 graduate Nate Bryson (far left) contributes to the success of the Fresno State trap shooting team. Submitted photoThe Fresno State University trap shooting team clinched the Upper West Coast Conference Championship in Carson City, Nev. on Oct. 6-7. Several team members finished at the top in one or more of the four categories: American trap, sporting clays, super […]

Sports unite all sorts of us

MATT’S MUSINGS

I s there anything better than talking about sports? Sports are one thing that unite people of all backgrounds. You can go to the grocery store, barbershop, bus stop or just about anywhere, and if a conversation develops about sports, you can be sure most people will have an opinion, and they’ll have fun exchanging that. I could talk sports […]


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