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MaxPreps and CalHiSports honor MCHS baseball duo

Michael Medinas was the most feared hitter in the Southern League and a steady presence at first base, but was also a strong arm on the mound when called upon. Photos by Matt Johnson Fresh off the heels of being honored by the Merced Sun-Star as some of the best area baseball players, two standouts from the 2019 Mariposa County […]

Wichmann will soon have a chance to fight for spot on Dallas roster

Cody Wichmann stopped by the MCHS football team’s summer practice this month to share some tips with the athletes and coaches. He will be fighting for a spot on the Dallas Cowboys this fall. Submitted photo Mariposa’s Cody Wichmann faces tough odds to make the Dallas Cowboys roster, according to a sportswriter who covers the Cowboys on a regular basis. […]

Grizzly mandatory gridiron practices will start up soon

 Mariposa County High School’s mandatory football practices start Monday, July 29. Any new players wishing to participate need to report to MCHS at 3 p.m. outside of the boys lockerroom. Athletes must have an athletic clearance through the MCHS office. Those with questions can email rstitt@mcusd.org. Volleyball tryouts set MCHS volleyball tryouts will start on Monday, Aug. 5. Varsity tryouts […]

Cheer team fundraiser soon coming to a close

The MCHS cheer team held a fundraiser at Lou’s Speedie Lube this month and will wrap up its other fundraiser soon. Submitted photoA fundraiser for the Mariposa County High School cheerleading squad will come to an end on July 29. A month-long raffle for a 16×20 metal print of Mariposa in the year 1860 is being held. The photograph was […]

Who are California’s top 25 NBA players?



His career was plagued with injuries, but Bill Walton (with ball) was a force for the Portland Trailblazers, and later contributed to the Boston Celtics dynasty of the 1980s. NBA.com photos Editor’s note: California is home to many of the top athletes in the nation, and that’s no secret. The state has millions of people living in it, and like […]

Strong as iron

Locals compete in June Lake Triathlon, “The Toughest Race in the Most Beautiful Place”

Submitted photosSeveral members of the Mariposa community participated in the June Lake Triathlon this summer. This race is considered “The Toughest Race in the Most Beautiful Place” as racers swim in June Lake, bike on the rugged mountain roads and run on the trails surrounding the lake. Shown in the photo above, Beata Tou (left) placed second in her age […]

Eighteen game NFL schedule proposal is pure foolishness

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There is currently talk of increasing the NFL regular season from 16 to 18 games. This would affect all players, including Oakland Raiders kicker Daniel Carlson (8). Photo by John MabonFor years, owners in the National Football League — or is it governors? — have been looking at ways to make more money. Which is weird, because the NFL is […]

Trap team competes at Livermore, comes back home with four buckles

On the weekend of July 13, two members of the Mariposa Grizzlies youth trap team, Canyon Wass and Cody Poor, as well as their coaches, Brent Hopman, Josh Wildt, Bodie Wass and Jim Hopman, headed over to Livermore for the latest South Bay League Trap Shoot. The group was met with sunny skies and a cool breeze most of the […]


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