Sports

Gridiron camp is slated by ex pros

Tim Collier, a former San Francisco 49er, will be holding a youth football camp. Submitted photo There isn’t much time left to sign up, but a unique opportunity for local youth football players to improve is being offered by former players from the National Football League. The third annual McCoy-Collier Football Skills Camp will be held Saturday, June 30 in […]

Pair is honored by valley media

 A Central Valley newspaper took notice of the standout seasons of two Mariposa County High School athletes. Kiya Smith and Violet Matlock were both named to the Merced Sun- Star ’s All-Area 2018 Softball Team. Both players helped the Grizzlies to an 18-6 record this season and the Southern League title. Smith played catcher for the Grizzlies and led the […]

Two soccer stars receive Evans leadership award

Annual award issued to Gilger and Canapary


From left, Daniel Gilger, Don Evans and Dawn Canapary are shown. Gilger and Canapary were selected by teammates to receive the Kimberly Evans Leadership Award, given each year in memory of Kimberly Evans, who passed away tragically in a plane crash. Photo by Matt JohnsonAt the end of every school year, two soccer players at Mariposa County High School are […]

Dutrey straps on helmet, battles against area foes one last time



Alden Dutrey (43) of MCHS is shown chasing a ball carrier during Saturday’s all-star game in Merced. Photos by Matt Johnson The weather in Merced on Saturday evening was sizzling, and so was the action in the 33rd Annual North-South Rotary All-Star Football Game. And really, even though it was so hot you could probably fry an egg on the […]

SHARE program offering 31 additional elk hunts this year

A bull elk is shown bugling in Yellowstone National Park. Submitted photoThe California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is accepting applications for 31 elk hunting opportunities offered through the Shared Habitat Alliance for Recreational Enhancement (SHARE) program. The hunts will occur at various times between Aug. 15 and Dec. 24, on 28 select properties in Colusa, Del Norte, Humboldt, […]

Give the gift of outdoors this summer

Hunting, fishing licenses available online via CDFW website

Are you looking for the perfect gift for someone this summer, whether it’s a birthday or an anniversary? How about giving the gift of the outdoors? A California hunting or fishing license is a way to make memories for many months to come. As the third largest state in the nation, California provides many opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy […]

Area Fishing Forecast

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Joining elite company

Standout Grizzlies inducted to HOF in special ceremony


Ron Ritchie (left) addresses the audience members in attendance at Saturday’s Grizzly Hall of Fame event as former MCHS coach Loyd Hobby holds the microphone. Ritchie was inducted into the hall of fame based on his ardent support of Grizzly sports. He attends nearly every MCHS athletic contest. Photos by Matt JohnsonFrom the food to the friendships, the Mariposa County […]

Preston to keep playing ball, in Fresno



Emmet Preston is shown making a play at third base during the 2018 season. Photo by Matt JohnsonSometimes life throws you a curveball. Emmet Preston wasn’t sure he would ever play organized baseball again after finishing his senior season with the Mariposa County High School baseball team. But then a “curveball” came along, and Preston hit it out of the […]

Hey now, you’re an all-star: MCHS sends six to games


MCHS’s Morgan James (right) slides into second base in last week’s Paul Leonardo Memorial All-Star Games. Photo by Matt Johnson Just when they thought they were done with softball, six Mariposa County High School athletes were selected to participate in last week’s fourth annual Paul Leonardo Memorial All-Star Games. Players from the Southern Athletic League (which included MCHS) were invited […]


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