Sports

Mankins is among national writer’s all-time Patriots team

Logan MankinsCatheys Valley native Logan Mankins might not be playing professional football anymore, but he is still recognized as one of the greatest players in the history of the New England Patriots. Mankins, a 6-foot-4, 308 pound left guard, was drafted by the Patriots in the 2005 National Football League draft and went on to have a sensational career with […]

Golden Grapplers schedule set

The 2019 Sierra Golden Grapplers schedule has been announced. The Grapplers were set to open their season on Jan. 30 at Chowchilla. All of the home matches for the Grapplers will be held at the alternative education gym located at 5171 Silva Road. The rest of the schedule is as follows: • Saturday, Feb. 2 at “Mt. Mayhem” tournament at […]

Arebalo contributes in many ways for boys hoops team at MCHS



Carson ArebaloBasketball is a sport in which one great player can often elevate a team. But it’s so important to have second and even third options to support the star player on a team. Last season, Blake Atkins provided a formidable second option in support of Mariposa County High School’s leading scorer, Devon Acker-James. But Atkins graduated and is no […]

They keep chugging along

Girls hardwood team has no trouble with Delhi


Milea Appling (going up for shot) got MCHS off on the right foot against Delhi last Thursday, sinking all seven of her shots in the first quarter. She finished with 25 points against the Hawks, the worst team in the Southern League. Photo by Matt Johnson It became clear very early on that the Mariposa County High School girls basketball […]

Griz wrestlers earn league title for yet another season

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Another year, another Southern League title for the Mariposa County High School wrestling team. Ho-hum. The Grizzlies, who seem to be the target of every other school in the league each year, managed to win their seventh straight dual matches league title with a 60- 23 domination of the Waterford Wildcats last Wednesday. “It’s been an exciting week,” said MCHS […]

Superstitions abound with local athletes



It was Michael Scott, the beloved character from the television show “The Office,” who once said during an episode, “I’m not superstitious, but I am a little stitious.” Michael Scott might only claim to be “a little stitious,” but many athletes and coaches at Mariposa County High School definitely claim to be superstitious. Former wrestler Ryan Leonard said he would […]

Grizzly wrestlers dispatch three Southern League foes



Mariposa’s Travis Gowdy battled through illness last week to defeat Orestimba’s Gerardo Torres at the 172-pound weight class. Photos by Matt JohnsonIf you love wrestling, last week’s event at Mariposa County High School would have been the perfect spot to be. MCHS hosted a four team event with its Southern League counterparts. In attendance to wrestle were MCHS, Orestimba, Denair/Turlock […]

Soccer team takes a step back

MCHS boys flat in effort against Gustine Reds

After a monumental effort finished in a tie against league powerhouse Le Grand on Jan. 11, the Mariposa County High School boys soccer team had a dud last week. The Grizzlies dropped a 2-1 game on the road to the Gustine Reds last Friday. The loss dropped the Grizzlies to 4-4-1 this season and 3-2-1 in Southern League games. “We […]

After long layoff, Griz escape 2-1

It had been a while since the last time they took the field, but the Mariposa County High School girls soccer team defeated Gustine 2-1 last Thursday. MCHS hadn’t played a game since Dec. 20 due to the school’s holiday break. But the Lady Grizzlies scored twice in the second half to propel them to the win over Gustine, a […]

MCHS girls breeze past two familiar foes on hardwood

Griz haven’t lost since early season game against Merced

MCHS’s Taylor Vegely (right, 1) goes up for a layup over a lengthy Gustine defender during MCHS’s big win last week. Submitted photos by Tammi Richards They’re continuing to win games, but the Mariposa County High School girls basketball team would like a bit more of a challenge before the playoffs start. The Grizzlies crushed two Southern League opponents last […]


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