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Kannon Gibson catches the eye of major CA sports website

MCHS cornerback Kannon Gibson was honored by his coaches recently with a “game ball,” presented to him after securing a win over Orestimba with his interception in the final seconds. Submitted photo One of the top cornerbacks for the Mariposa County High School football team was recognized by a major sports website based in California. Kannon Gibson, a 5-foot-11, 155 […]

Miners travel to Bass Lake to celebrate Smokey Bear event

Event was held at Bass Lake recently

Helping Smokey Bear celebrate his 75th birthday with cake at the 32nd Annual Smokey Bear Run in Bass Lake are Mariposa Miners athletes Aidan Mace (second from left) and Sarah Gerken (second from right), with coaches Sarah Brewster (far left) and Cheri Aguayo (far right). Submitted photoMariposa County Special Olympics coach Sarah Brewster took two of her athletes to Bass […]

Rudy Challenge to be held Saturday

A fitness challenge which raises funds for the Public Safety Hardship Fund is back for another year. The annual Rudy Warrior Challenge will be held on Saturday, Oct. 5 at 9 a.m. This year’s event will be a little different in that it is being moved from Mariposa to Catheys Valley. The event will be at the Catheys Valley County […]

Making a change: Freitas makes jump to Merced

2018 MCHS grad had been playing at Fresno City, rejoins high school teammate Jake Williams


Joey Freitas, an MCHS 2018 graduate (below) has left Fresno City College, where he is shown in action in the photo at left. He will play a little closer to home. Photo by Matt JohnsonJoey Freitas will be “switch hitting” this year. The college sophomore from the Don Pedro area has jumped from Fresno City College to Merced College. A […]

Mascot Madness: Grizz takes trip to L.A.

Over the weekend of Sept. 14, the MCHS mascot, Grizz, traveled to Los Angeles for Mascot Madness to learn how to be the best mascot it can be. Submitted photoIt has been a very long time since Mariposa County High School was represented by “The Grizzly.” But for those fans who have been to any MCHS football games this year, […]

Gibson the hero in MCHS’s upset victory



Mariposa football players took the field for the team’s first performance in front of the hometown fans this season. MCHS won 7-6 over Orestimba. Photos by Matt Johnson Some teams like to give out “game balls” to the top performer after a contest. The game ball from last Friday’s football game in Mariposa? That should have been an easy selection: […]

Defense carrying 49ers in early part of season

49er quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (right) hands the ball off to running back Matt Breida during Sunday’s win over the Pittsburgh Steelers. Photo by John MabonOnly three weeks of the National Football League season have passed, and already, the San Francisco 49er defense — which was much maligned last season — has won two games for the team. The defense overcame […]

Zupo Field sustains fire damage

Historic Zupo Field received extensive fire damage over the weekend, according to officials from the City of Lodi. Photos courtesy City of Lodi A historic ballpark in Lodi used by teams in the Sac-Joaquin Section was damaged over the weekend from a fire. The historic Zupo Field bleachers behind home plate, plus the press box, were destroyed by fire on […]

Do you have what it takes? Rudy Challenge set

A fitness challenge which raises funds for the Public Safety Hardship Fund is back for another year. The annual Rudy Warrior Challenge will be held on Saturday, Oct. 5 in Catheys Valley. It will begin at 9 a.m. The funds from it go toward law enforcement officers and families of those who have been wounded, shot or killed in the […]

Reunited and it feels so good

Submitted photoCommunity member Ron Iudice spent some time on Sept. 7 with former National Football League star Keith Millard. While not related by blood, Iudice and Millard are “god-brothers,” they say. They spent some time reuniting in San Jose. Millard, a 6-foot-6, 260 pound defensive tackle, played nine seasons for the Minnesota Vikings, the Green Bay Packers, the Seattle Seahawks […]


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