Guess who’s back… back again? Stein is back, tell a friend

Don Stein (middle) returned to the sidelines on Friday to help the MCHS football team. Stein was the head coach of the JV team last season and led the Grizzlies to a near-perfect record. Photo by Matt JohnsonIf you thought you saw Don Stein roaming the football sidelines on Friday night at the Mariposa County High School, you weren’t hallucinating, […]

Emotions stirred as volleyball seniors honored during brief ceremony

The seniors on the Mariposa County High School volleyball team, along with their loved ones, are shown lined up during a ceremony held prior to last Thursday’s match against Le Grand. Each player was recognized for their contributions to the team, and they shared their thoughts about their time with the program. The season is nearing a conclusion this week. […]

Prospect of a new MLS team in Sacramento is exciting


If you can’t tell by now, I’m a huge fan of football. But it’s the “other” football, known as soccer here in the states, that I’m also passionate about. Last week there was exciting news that Sacramento would be receiving a Major League Soccer team — Republic FC — in the near future. Sacramento will be the 29th MLS team, […]

Fantasy football show airs every Wednesday

Fantasy football only seems to be growing each year, as more and more people across the world take part. Fantasy football is a game in which the participants act as general managers of virtual gridiron football teams. Those who compete choose the players on their rosters by participating in a draft in which all players of the National Football League […]

Ripon Christian sends message, loud and clear

Knights jump all over Grizzlies in game that was expected to be close

Mariposa’s Wyatt Rodriguez (62, right) has no trouble making a tackle during the junior varsity game against Ripon Christian. The Ripon Christian Knights sent a message last Friday night, and that message was loud and clear. The message was sent to every team in the Southern League. What was that message? The Knights are the cream of the crop in […]

We are the champions

Photos by Shantel WightThe annual Go West Festival was held in downtown Mariposa on Saturday. A handful of competitions were held at the event, including cornhole and children’s dummy roping. First place winners in cornhole were Joel Diaz and Marcos Torres of Chowchilla. Shown to their right is Lions Club member Joe Williams. Cash prizes were awarded. Second place cornhole […]

For laughs and fluff, check out volleypuff

Volleypuff is sure to always entertain, as the above photo illustrates. From left, MCHS students Cody Truchsess, Ramiro Marquez, Will Harris and Marissa Morris celebrated an exciting moment at last year’s event. Photo by Matt JohnsonThere is one tradition that’s always looked forward to every fall at Mariposa County High School. It’s volleypuff, in which the male students at MCHS […]


MCHS football program hurt by lack of home games, but stays strong

The 2019 MCHS football team is shown prior to its home game against Orestimba this fall. The football program has had to endure some challenges this season when it comes to scheduling and money. Photo by Matt JohnsonIt’s been an issue for years now: the concerns over the amount of home games the Mariposa County High School football team gets, […]

Bertram to compete at National 4-H shooting sports championship

Jack BertramThink of how many people California has. Now stop to think that of dozens upon dozens of eligible youth, one local teenager will be representing California soon at a special shooting sport event. Jack Bertram was selected to be one of four shotgun team members to represent California 4-H at the National 4-H shooting sports championships. The week-long event […]

Waterford beating Mariposa? Now that’s what you’d call fantasy football

Mariposa’s JC Davies (right) brings down a Waterford ball carrier during Friday’s 51-0 win for Mariposa. Photo by Matt Johnson A sign, surely created by a student, hung on the campus of Mariposa County High School last week. It read something like, “Waterford beating Mariposa? Now that’s fantasy football.” Indeed, any delusions of a win for Waterford last Friday evening […]

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