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Golden Valley basketball coach identified as alleged sexual harasser in school records  Merced Sun-Star

Golden Valley High's legendary varsity boys basketball coach allegedly sexually abused school teacher by slapping her buttocks during the Merced High ...



Report of active shooter at Golden Valley in Merced is false, school officials say  Merced Sun-Star

An active shooter was reported at Golden Valley High School, according to police, but school district officials say that proved to be false.



Class of 2009: Golden Valley High School  Merced Sun-Star

The ceremony: 6:45 p.m., Golden Valley High School Quad. School mascot: Cougar. School colors: Cardinal red and gold. Number of graduates: 517 ...



Golden Valley going young in hopes of turning the program around  Merced Sun-Star

Rick Martinez isn't afraid to go young. The first-year Golden Valley head coach made a similar decision back in 2011, throwing a trio of talented sophomores into ...



Merced man accused of killing Golden Valley High teen arraigned  Merced Sun-Star

The man accused of killing a Golden Valley High School girl and leaving her body in a Merced-area field pleaded not guilty on Friday in Merced County Superior ...



'The system is broken.' Decorated teacher says Merced Union fails to protect victims  Merced Sun-Star

A tense Merced Union High School District meeting on Wednesday came to a head when a celebrated teacher blasted administrators, saying they protected ...



Prepared, concerned committed – that’s how Merced’s responders roll  Merced Sun-Star

The alarm of an active shooter was false, but more than 50 first-responders, staff and community leaders came out to make sure everyone at Golden West was ...



Merced police arrest freshman after false active shooter report at Golden Valley  Merced Sun-Star

A 14-year-old freshman was arrested Monday for allegedly making a false report last week that set off a chaotic scene at Golden Valley High School, according ...



Report of shooting at high school in Merced was false, district says  Modesto Bee

The Merced Union High School District is saying reports of a shooting at Golden Valley High School were false on Friday, April 20, 2018.



‘We don’t like to lose but this is a lesson.’ GV takes its lumps against Centennial.  Merced Sun-Star

Golden Valley suffers its first loss of the season with a 38-15 defeat against Centennial at Veterans Stadium.



Friday Night Football - Week 9 - Schedules, scores and highlights from around the Valley  KFSN-TV

Schedules, scores and highlights of High School Football around Fresno, Visalia, and the rest of the Central Valley.



Merced County schools on edge over bogus threat reports, officials say  Merced Sun-Star

Authorities said rumors of any immediate threats to high school campuses in Merced and Atwater Wednesday are not credible.



Buhach Colony has sights set on ending 11-year CCC championship drought.  Merced Sun-Star

Its' been over a decade since Buhach Colony has won a Central California Conference volleyball championship. Cameron Gray and the Thunder want to end ...



Merced ready to face Madera QB who almost threw for 600 yards against Bears last year.  Merced Sun-Star

The Merced High football team outlasted Downey 47-44 in a high-powered shootout last week to remain unbeaten this season at 3-0.



Who are the Sun-Star midseason Football Player of the Year candidates?  Merced Sun-Star

With all teams at least half way through the season, we take a look at potential Merced Sun-Star Football Player of the Year nominees.



Swartwood named principal at Golden Valley High School  Merced Sun-Star

Kevin Swartwood, associate principal at Merced High and a longtime football coach in the county, will take a new post as principal at Golden Valley next week.



Sun-Star honors winter male athletes. Serena, Wickard and Lua take top awards.  Merced Sun-Star

El Capitan's Angel Serena, Golden Valley's Caydin Wickard and Le Grand's Andres Lua all excelled in their respective sports this season.



Former Golden Valley player hired as new Fresno City women's basketball coach  Merced Sun-Star

Former Golden Valley standout Alex Fletcher is the new Fresno City women's basketball coach.



Golden Valley soccer can’t hold lead in draw with Merced  Merced Sun-Star

Golden Valley High School has proven it can score against the Central California Conference's top teams.



Golden Valley wrestling coach Mello picks up win No. 300  Merced Sun-Star

Chopper Mello can add another milestone to his distinguished career as the wrestling coach at Golden Valley High School.



This Merced star’s strong bond with his coach helped turn his life around.  Merced Sun-Star

Ezra Morales has become a big weapon for the undefeated Merced football team this season, racking up 379 receiving yards and seven touchdowns.



Merced starts 4-0 for first time since 2007. Is this the start of a special season?  Merced Sun-Star

Merced racks up over 600 yards of total offense as the Bears defeat Madera 63-35 to improve to 4-0 for the first time in 11 years.



Merced has six new police officers. New chief says more are coming  Merced Sun-Star

Merced's six new officers sworn in by new Police Chief Chris Goodwin bring the department to 89 sworn officers, according to a news release. The city has the ...



He had ‘a great feel, a great style.’ Popular Merced jazz drummer, bar owner dies  Merced Sun-Star

Merced native and well-liked drummer Rudy Merino has died following “a terrible head injury” from more than a year ago, his family confirmed in a statement on ...



Golden Valley baseball keeps playoff hopes alive with win over Merced  Merced Sun-Star

The Cougars scored eight early runs and coasted to a 10-2 win over Merced on Wednesday afternoon.



High school music students march and fill Merced with sound  Merced Sun-Star

Music students from central California high schools competed in a band review and participated in a parade Saturday at Golden Valley High School.



Golden Valley boys soccer finding a way to get results  Merced Sun-Star

The offense hasn't been firing on all cylinders the last couple of weeks, but that hasn't stopped the Cougars from picking up points. Golden Valley added three ...



Statewide band competition set in Merced  Merced Sun-Star

The 56th annual Central California Band Review set for Saturday has grown since last year, according to organizers.



Watch list: Who are the top returning players to look for this season?  Merced Sun-Star

The high school football season is almost here and it can't come soon enough for the players. They've been working long hours in the weight room since ...



Plenty of hardware on the line as rivalries highlight last week of regular season  Merced Sun-Star

Friday night will mark the 25th time Merced and Golden Valley have squared off against each other on the football field in the Battle for the Mayor's Cup.



Golden Valley band director nears grand finale of 35-year career  Merced Sun-Star

Now that Greg Christiansen is retiring as band director at Golden Valley High School, he figures he will have more time to play his favorite instrument -- the ...



Golden Valley boys volleyball continues strong start  Merced Sun-Star

Bryan Livesay recorded 16 kills, two blocks and seven digs to help Golden Valley sweep Merced 3-0 to improve to 15-4 in the Cougars first season of boys ...



Pool time is coming in Merced  Merced Sun-Star

The pools at McNamara Park and Golden Valley High School will begin opening up to the public on June 8 in Merced.



Tahitian dance fest in Merced is a whirl of drums, color and food  Merced Sun-Star

Hips will shake, drums will beat and grass skirts will sway this weekend in Merced at an annual celebration that draws crowds from out of the area.



Notebook: How pancakes are rewarded by the Merced High football team.  Merced Sun-Star

Hilmar's Sharp, Gustine Garbez off to hot starts for their respective teams. Merced girls golf takes home a trophy.



'These are the games that count.' Who are the teams to beat in the CCC?  Merced Sun-Star

Coming into the season, Buhach Colony and Merced were the favorites to win the Central California Conference. After four weeks, the only thing that has ...



Bands to converge on Merced  Merced Sun-Star

The air surrounding Golden Valley High School will be filled with the sounds of pounding drums, whistling flutes and growling saxophones much of the day ...



Let the hype begin. The long awaited showdown between Merced, Buhach Colony is here.  Merced Sun-Star

The Central California Conference championship will be on the line when Buhach Colony faces Merced on Friday night at Veterans Stadium.



Atwater's Norton shines. Merced girls, BC boys repeat as CCC swimming champions.  Merced Sun-Star

Atwater senior Connor Norton swept the sprints at the CCC championships. Merced girls and Buhach Colony boys repeat as team champions.



Central California Band Review offers all-day entertainment  Merced Sun-Star

Golden Valley High School on Saturday will be the place to enjoy good music and support local teens all day during the 57th annual Central Valley Band ...



Merced public pools open during summer  Merced Sun-Star

The Merced Parks and Recreation Department is offering separate swim times for general swimmers and adults through Aug. 14. It's “Free Swim Fridays” at ...



'Bikini' coffee shop near Golden Valley High stirs concerns among parents, school officials  Merced Sun-Star

Merced resident Donny Brummell took a break from running errands Wednesday afternoon to check out the controversy brewing over a Merced coffee shop.



Golden Valley opens football season with big win over Placer  Merced Sun-Star

The Cougars used their speed to hit Placer of Auburn with big plays as they opened the season with a win for the first time since 2009.



Once Commons bought in, the GV track star took off  Merced Sun-Star

It took two years for Golden Valley track coach Jacqueline Wooding to convice Kayla Commons to give track and field a chance. When Commons finally gave in, ...



The winner of the Sun-Star Football Player of the Week for Oct. 5 is...?  Merced Sun-Star

The votes are in and the fans have made their pick for the Merced Sun-Star Football Player of the Week for the Oct. 5 games.



Merced graduates have ‘come a long way’  Merced Sun-Star

Pomp and circumstance surrounded hundreds of Merced County's high school graduates this week, as the area's four largest high schools rewarded departing ...



Atwater holds off Golden Valley, remains unbeaten in CCC basketball  Merced Sun-Star

Kelsey Valencia scored 12 points with the help of three 3-pointers as the Atwater High School girls basketball team defeated Golden Valley 46-34 on Monday ...



Here are the newest Merced officers in command positions  Merced Sun-Star

Three Merced police officers took promotions in the department and were sworn in this week.



Football season is almost here  Merced Sun-Star

Golden Valley, Pacheco and Edison High schools participated in a three-team scrimmage on Saturday night at Veterans Stadium.



Here are the young women who want the Miss Merced County crown  Merced Sun-Star

The Miss Merced County pageant is Jan. 27 at Golden Valley High School in Merced. Eleven young women will face off.



Golden Valley girls look to end playoff drought in basketball  Merced Sun-Star

The Golden Valley High School girls basketball team has been able to end a few droughts the past two years, including the program's first conference ...



Shocked, sad mood on Golden Valley campus after student's death  Modesto Bee

A somber mood hung over Golden Valley High School students and faculty Monday after hearing of the death of one of the high school's students over the ...



Golden Valley has new lactation room for nursing mothers  Merced Sun-Star

A Golden Valley High teacher designed a lactation room for nursing mothers, whether they be students or staff, at the school.



Merced High, Golden Valley bands to combine for halftime show  Merced Sun-Star

Several firsts will take place Friday night when football rivals Merced and Golden Valley high schools meet. The game will be played at Golden Valley's Veterans ...



GV boys, girls run away with Merced County Championships  Merced Sun-Star

The Cougars had an excellent afternoon, winning eight of 15 events for the boys and seven for the girls to help win the team titles.



Green, Beyer grind their way to win over Golden Valley  Merced Sun-Star

Golden Valley High School couldn't get the Beyer offense off the field in the second half. Patriots running back Jay Green and his offensive line dominated as ...



Merced, Golden Valley settle for soccer draw again  Merced Sun-Star

Bart McAfee has seen it before. The Merced High School boys soccer coach has watched his team come out strong in the first half only to disappear in the ...



Merced High to have new principal next year  Merced Sun-Star

Merced High School will begin the next school year with a new principal, district officials confirmed Thursday.



El Camino knocks off Golden Valley in playoffs  Merced Sun-Star

The Eagles rebounded from a loss in game one to win the final three games to defeat second-seeded Golden Valley 3-1 in the Sac-Joaquin Section boys ...



Alumnus Finds His Purpose in Education  UC Merced University News

Editor's note: The following story appeared in the spring issue of UC Merced Magazine. When Abraham Olivares moved to Merced at age 20, a career in ...



Best of Luck, Class of 2017!  Merced Sun-Star

This graduation season is bitter-sweet for me as my daughter is part of the Class of 2017. It seems like just yesterday that she entered the little red door at Miss ...



Golden Valley girls survive physical game with Atwater  Merced Sun-Star

Golden Valley High girls basketball coach Matt Thissen decided to err on the side of caution on Thursday night by holding out Camille Flores. The senior guard ...



Who was the Sun-Star Football Player of the Week for Sept. 7?  Merced Sun-Star

After carrying the ball 39 times for 306 yards and two touchdowns, Le Grand High running back Tony Garcia was selected as the Sun-Star Football Player of the ...



High school basketball regular season wraps up with rivalry games  Merced Sun-Star

Playoff teams will get one final tune-up before the postseason begins with rivalry games this week.



GV’s Pust Girls Soccer Player of the Year  Merced Sun-Star

Megan Pust wasn't about to be labeled. After participating in track and field as a freshman, the Golden Valley striker literally burst onto the scene a year ago, ...



Allen propels Merced’s Golden Valley past Ceres in D-II section opener  Modesto Bee

Cyrus Allen got a taste for the playoff two years ago as a freshman call-up during Golden Valley High School's all-too-brief appearance in the playoffs and, after ...



Snared by gang life, one teen finds a way out  Merced Sun-Star

If a life could be summed up within the pages of a book, then the chapters of 19-year-old Antonio's would mostly be about a Merced boy growing up poor.



Buhach Colony gets defensive in boys water polo victory over Golden Valley  Merced Sun-Star

Casey Bowers-Loeffler set the tone on the game's opening sequence.



Merced Mysteries & Minutiae: Former Merced bowling alley and eyesore has changes in store  Merced Sun-Star

Through years of vacancy and neglect, the former Century Bowl location near Golden Valley High School became an eyesore in the city of Merced.



Former Merced coach Speckman joining new football staff at UC Davis  Merced Sun-Star

More than two decades after Mark Speckman left Merced's Golden Valley High School for Willamette University in Oregon, the legendary football coach is ...



Merced County students get farm experience at FARM2U  Merced Sun-Star

Third-grade students Merced County gathered at the county fairgrounds on Thursday to learn about all things agriculture.



Golden Valley guard Delia Moore suffers another torn ACL  Modesto Bee

Golden Valley High School point guard Delia Moore had surgery to repair a torn ACL in her left knee for the second time in a little more than a year.



Here are Merced’s newest police officers  Merced Sun-Star

Four more officers joined the ranks of the Merced Police Department after a ceremony on Friday at City Hall, according to city staff.



Merced’s top educators honored  Merced Sun-Star

The Merced County Office of Education honored a Merced preschool teacher and a Delhi special education employee at a Tuesday night ceremony as the ...



Croninger stars in Golden Valley’s volleyball win  Merced Sun-Star

Abbee Croninger finds herself in a leading role for the Golden Valley High volleyball team this season. It's one the Cougars junior feels she's ready to take on.



Tahitian dance returns to Merced  Merced Sun-Star

The annual celebration of Polynesian dance, food and culture that is Kiki Raina Tahiti Fete kicks off Friday and continues through Sunday.



Golden Valley sweeps Merced for third consecutive volleyball win  Merced Sun-Star

The Golden Valley High School volleyball team is starting to gain momentum.



Gomes passes torch to Tietjen as Merced County superintendent  Merced Sun-Star

Steve Tietjen officially took his post on Monday as Merced County superintendent.



Merced, Oakdale set to clash in semifinal matchup  Merced Sun-Star

Two of the premier football programs in the southern half of the Sac-Joaquin Section will square off when Merced travels to Oakdale on Friday night in the ...



Two investigations net 10 arrests in child-sex crimes cases in Merced  Merced Sun-Star

A two-month sting by the Merced Police Department led to the arrests of nine men who attempted to have sex or share harmful material with minors. Another ...



‘Pride of Livingston’ seeks donations for Disneyland performance  Merced Sun-Star

The Livingston High School marching band is seeking the community's help to raise money to enable the band to perform at Disneyland.



Buhach Colony’s Stefani gearing up for another showcase  Merced Sun-Star

Justin Stefani has been attending summer all-star football games since he was in middle school. The recent Buhach Colony High School graduate saw some of ...



UC expands free online classes for high school students  Sacramento Bee

The University of California will now offer 65 online classes and 26 AP classes for high school students.



Merced County Superintendent Steven Gomes announces early retirement  Merced Sun-Star

Steven Gomes, superintendent of schools for the Merced County Office of Education, will retire at the end of the calendar year, leaving his post as the county's ...



Mike Murphy becomes third candidate for Merced mayor  Merced Sun-Star

Though it's too early for candidates to officially file to run, a few candidates have announced they intend to campaign for the Merced mayor's seat.



Community remembers homeless who have died: ‘They mean something’  Merced Sun-Star

On the first day of winter and before the longest night of the year, Merced groups took a moment Wednesday to remember the homeless who died on the streets.



Local Students Gain Lab Experience in Summer Program  UC Merced University News

As a high school student in Merced, Ana Arteaga didn&rsqu.



Merced native takes lead role in Harvard opera  Merced Sun-Star

Merced's Marit Medefind will play the lead in the Harvard-Radcliffe Gilbert and Sullivan Players opera, "The Yeomen of the Guard," or, "The Merryman and His ...



Author to make Merced return  Merced Sun-Star

Taneeka Bourgeois-daSilva, who grew up in Merced, has penned “Broccoli Chronicles,” what she says is the first in a series of children's books. The Golden ...



Merced officer’s wife now a cop herself  Merced Sun-Star

A packed house in the Merced City Hall chambers looked on as five officers pledged their *service* to the city, bringing the police force to 88, and another officer ...



Instructional coaches help teachers implement new teaching standards  Merced Sun-Star

They teach the teachers. Nicknamed “The Terrific Trio,” three Merced Union High School District teachers are instructional coaches. They brief the district's 450 ...



Hundreds celebrate Polynesian culture in Merced  Merced Sun-Star

The 37th annual Kiki Raina Tahiti Fete drews hundreds to Merced over the weekend, celebrating Polynesian culture, food and dancing.



2 Merced men arrested in robbery, kidnapping case  Merced Sun-Star

Two suspected gang members have been arrested in connection with the recent robbery and kidnapping of a Merced man, the Police Department reported ...



Merced Christmas parade gathers large crowd, lifts holiday spirit  Merced Sun-Star

Holiday cheer was in full swing Saturday afternoon in downtown Merced as the 20th annual Christmas parade made its way down Main Street. The two-hour ...



Rise Up: 'Hamilton' Education Program Brings Local Students To Hit Show  Hoodline

The #EduHam program brought 8000 students across the Bay Area for a unique opportunity to "be in the room where it happens."



Drums and dance fill weekend for Kiki Raina in Merced  Merced Sun-Star

Drums pounded and dancers shimmied all weekend during Merced's 36th annual Kiki Raina Tahiti Fete, a dance competition and a celebration of Polynesian ...



Buhach football coach guilty of embezzlement begins sentence  Merced Sun-Star

An assistant high school football coach and former loan officer this week began his 10-month sentence after pleading guilty to felony charges of grand theft by ...



VIDEO: A touchdown with bigger meaning for Turlock student living with autism  KFSN-TV

"The student body was chanting 'Steve-O! Steve-O!" grinned Steve Shamgochian, Steven's father in an interview with KXTV in Sacramento. "It was a rockstar-ish ...



CCC girls basketball leader Golden Valley grinds out win over Pitman  Modesto Bee

Barring a collapse in the next few weeks, the Golden Valley High School girls basketball team seems to have a stranglehold on a second consecutive Central ...



Merced man gets 26 years to life in prison for slaying of young mother  Merced Sun-Star

A 31-year-old Merced man was sentenced to prison Thursday for stabbing a young mother to death last year in what authorities have described as a “completely ...



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