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Athletic event to battle MS set for April 29

The Mariposa County 4-H Citizenship project is planning its sixth annual Multiple Sclerosis Bike-a-Thon for Sunday, April 29. This is open to the public and all ages are invited to participate. Again this year, the event will be open to runners and walkers. The 10 mile course starts in Catheys Valley, at the corner of Highway 140 and Indian Gulch […]

Gridders adjust to major loss

In other news, weight room project nearly finished


Quarterback Colton Weidner is no longer attending MCHS. Photo by Matt JohnsonAnyone who has watched Mariposa County High School athletics over the past two years knows Colton Weidner is a standout performer. But unfortunately for coaches at MCHS, Weidner is no longer around. Weidner, who will be a senior next school year, has moved with his family out of the […]

A show of strength

MCHS softball team dominating league


MCHS catcher Kiya Smith is shown tagging out a Le Grand Bulldogs baserunner at home plate, preventing a run from scoring. Photo by Matt JohnsonWith the softball game against Le Grand hanging in the balance, Mariposa County High School catcher Kiya Smith went out to the pitching mound to talk to her teammate, Violet Matlock. MCHS was leading by three […]

Acker-James honored by valley media following historic season

Devon Acker-James was MCHS’s leading scorer last season as a junior. He was honored recently by the Merced Sun-Star. Photo by Matt JohnsonA Mariposa athlete capped off a historic season with one more honor. Devon Acker-James was named to the Merced Sun- Star’s All-Area high school basketball honors list. Acker- James set the single season scoring record for the Mariposa […]

Grizzly track and field team finally has chance to show what it’s got

Track and field athletes from Mariposa County High School finally got a chance to compete and show what they’re capable of during two meets last week. MCHS competed in the Southern League’s third meet of the season last Friday at Atwater High School, and then turned around on Saturday and competed in the Hughson Vintage Invitational, held at Turlock High […]

Diamondmen dominating, remain flawless in league

MCHS’s Emmet Preston slides in safely to third base during recent action. Photo submitted by Savanna Savage It was an efficient week for the Mariposa County High School baseball team, as the Grizzlies dispatched the Delhi Hawks in both games of a two-game set. MCHS defeated Delhi 10-0 in five innings of play on April 10, playing in Delhi. Ryan […]

Rodeo royalty 2018 applications and rules are now available

Pictured from left to right are 2017- 2018 Mariposa County Fair Rodeo Queen Jess Segale; Jr. Princess McKenna Tillery; and Princess Rayna Rogers. Submitted photoThe Mariposa Friends of the Fairgrounds Foundation along with the Rodeo Royalty Committee has announced the 2018 Mariposa County Fair Rodeo Royalty Applications and Rules are now available for this year’s contest. The contest offers three […]

Two swimmers from MCHS achieve CIF sectional cuts

On April 7, two Mariposa County High School Grizzly swimmers competed in the frosh-soph division of the Clovis West High School Invitational. It is one of the largest high school meets in the nation and this year it was attended by over 1,300 swimmers. On Friday, Mackenzie Arnold came in second in the 500 yard freestyle with a time of […]

Running for a cause: event raises funds for education

Third annual trail races offer beautiful views, friendly competition


Runners cross the Briceburg bridge at the beginning of the Merced Canyon Endurance Runs, held on Sunday morning. Photos by Matt Johnson It might be one of the best kept secrets when it comes to races in the region. But for those who know about the event, the Merced Canyon Endurance Runs offer gorgeous scenery and friendly competition. The third […]

Rainfall forces NorCal softball to be canceled

Griz split pair of games on first day

Violet Matlock (right) of MCHS tags out a Hilmar baserunner during MCHS’s 8-0 loss last Thursday. Photo by Matt JohnsonOne of the highlights every season for the Mariposa County High School Grizzlies softball team is traveling to the NorCal Tournament, held in Tracy. It’s a chance to measure its performance early on in the season against schools from across the […]


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