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Merced-area coach admits sexually harassing teacher, but denies claims in new lawsuit  Merced Sun-Star

Keith Hunter, a celebrated varsity basketball coach at Merced's Golden Valley High, recently admitted sexually harassing high school teacher Annie Delgado.

Merced’s getting a Dutch Bros. Coffee. Here are the plans for the popular coffeemaker  Merced Sun-Star

A Dutch Bros. Coffee location is planned for 2007 E. Childs Ave., according to Frank Quintero, the economic development director for the city. That strip of Childs ...

Annual Kiki Raina Tahiti Fete at Golden Valley High School in Merced  Merced Sun-Star

Dancers perform during the 40th Annual Kiki Raina Tahiti Fete at Golden Valley High School in Merced, Calif., on Friday March 22, 2019. The Tahitian dance ...

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 ...

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 ...

Parent Institute at Golden Valley High School  Merced Sun-Star

The Merced County Office of Education and Merced Union High School District hold the 5th annual Parent Institute at Golden Valley High School in Merced, ...

Parents react to Golden Valley High School lockdown in Merced  Merced Sun-Star

Parents of Golden Valley High School students react after learning the school was placed on lockdown as law enforcement agencies responded to a false report ...

New restaurant for Merced. Here’s where a new fast-food chain plans to open locally  Merced Sun-Star

Fast food chain Rally's is expanding in the central San Joaquin Valley and Merced will be home the next newest location, corporate officials say. Known for its ...

Golden Valley’s historic softball season continues. Cougars advance to Final Four.  Merced Sun-Star

Golden Valley improved to 2-0 in the playoffs for the first time in the softball program's history. The Cougars defeated East Union 7-0 in the Sac-Joaquin Section ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

Roundup: Paster leads Buhach Colony to narrow win over Golden Valley.  Merced Sun-Star

Trey Paster scored two touchdowns to help the Buhach Colony football team avoid an upset against Golden Valley with a 26-21 win on Friday night at Veterans ...

'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 ...

Merced sophomore talks about experience in school lockdown  Merced Sun-Star

Golden Valley High School sophomore Julian Sandoval, 15, discusses what it was like locked down in the school gym after an active shooter was reported on ...

Merced County baseball star accepts offer to Pac-12 school. He’s only a sophomore.  Merced Sun-Star

Buhach Colony sophomore recently verbally committed to accept a baseball scholarship to Stanford University. Thunder star's future could be as a two-way ...

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.

Decorated teacher claims district doesn't protect victims; Annie Delgado's full statement here  Merced Sun-Star

A Golden Valley High School teacher alleged the school district mishandled her 2017 report of sexual harassment and battery by a colleague, during the Merced ...

Golden Valley’s bounce-back season ends with emotional playoff loss to Cordova.  The Modesto Bee

The Cougars returned to the postseason for the first time since 2006 but came up short in a tough loss to Cordova.

Report of shooting at high school in Merced was false, district says  Merced Sun-Star

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

Sun-Star honors girls athletes of the year for three sports. Who were they?  Merced Sun-Star

These Merced County athletes helped Atwater win its first league title in 31, years, helped the El Capitan soccer team qualify for the playoffs for the first time and ...

Buhach Colony baseball opens Fresno Easter Tournament with no-hitter.  Merced Sun-Star

Buhach Colony High sophomore Jake Sapien had thrown just nine innings coming into Monday's game against Hoover.

Cougars star will finish career as one of the top scorers in Golden Valley history.  Merced Sun-Star

Cyrus Allen has scored 1215 career points, which ranks third all-time in Golden Valley history. Cougars square off with El Capitan in CCC showdown.

5-year-old walking home from school badly hurt by bottle tossed from SUV, Calif. cops say  Merced Sun-Star

A 5-year-old girl looking forward to graduating from kindergarten Monday instead spent the weekend in intensive care after being hit by a flying glass bottle, ...

The Valley Has Its Share Of Childcare Deserts - UC Merced Thinks Teens Can Help Change That  Valley Public Radio

Preschoolers played with a robot in the hallway outside of their classroom at the Huggins Early Education Center at Fresno State. They chased it and.

Golden Valley High School students receive hands-on training during vehicle collision re-enactment  Merced Sun-Star

Golden Valley High School students receive hands-on training from Riggs Ambulance *Service* and the school resource officer during an accident scene ...

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.

Golden Valley star accepts track scholarship  Merced Sun-Star

Golden Valley senior Shawn Bettencourt is headed to Stanislaus State on a track and field scholarship.

Ethan Morse, son of former Merced County DA Larry Morse II, killed in Atwater shooting  Modesto Bee

Ethan More, the son of former Merced County District Attorney Larry Morse II, was murdered Friday, March 15, at a home in Atwater, California. Police are ...

Atwater police release some new details about the man who killed Ethan Morse  Merced Sun-Star

Atwater police released few new details Monday in a news conference about the investigation into the killing of 22-year-old Ethan Morse, the son of former ...

Do swarms of tiny temblors rattling the West Coast warn of a catastrophic quake?  Merced Sun-Star

A series of tiny quakes rattling California and the Pacific Northwest may signal an upcoming catastrophic earthquake, seismologists say, KOIN reported.

Roundup: Los Banos earns share of WAC championship with thrilling win over Pacheco.  Merced Sun-Star

Los Banos head coach Dustin Caropreso wanted a screen pass to running back Justin Incaprera. Quarterback Dasani Tate saw something else. The Tigers ...

University Promotes Social Mobility Through Local and Regional Programs | Newsroom  UC Merced University News

By Kenneth Mashinchi, UC Merced. July 16, 2019. UC Merced's Gateway Scholarship, College Track and KIPP program partnerships provide students the tools ...

MCSD Celebrates a Stellar Year  Merced Sun-Star

It's hard to believe that another school year has already come to an end! The past few weeks were packed with excitement for students and staff throughout the ...

Young athletes shine at Merced County's Junior Olympics  Merced County Times

More than 1200 young athletes from about 42 schools in Merced County competed last Friday and Saturday during the 75th annual Jim North Memorial ...

Suspect arrested in fatal shooting at Dos Palos party  Merced Sun-Star

The Merced County Sheriff's Office said it has arrested a suspect in connection with a January homicide that occurred at a large party in Dos Palos.

Los Banos trio earn top WAC baseball awards, including a repeat MVP winner.  Merced Sun-Star

The Los Banos baseball team produced three MVP candidates after a 28-1 season and a section championship. Choosing just one nominee wasn't easy for ...

Merced’s Nava won’t be coaching against Golden Valley on Friday night. Here’s why.  Merced Sun-Star

Merced High boys basketball coach Hector Nava was ejected after the Bears' 52-49 loss to Atwater on Wednesday night and will serve one-game suspension.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

After running through pain for 2 years, Merced track star is healthy for senior year.  Merced Sun-Star

Merced High senior John Hagerman doesn't miss the pain. The Bears track star struggled to make his way off the track on most days after completing races ...

Alumnus Finds His Purpose in Education | Newsroom  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 ...

A new fast food chain is coming to Modesto and Merced; when and where it’s planned  Modesto Bee

Oh, Modesto, are you in for a treat. Because you're about to experience Rally's french fries for the first time. The fast food chain Rally's and Checkers — which ...

Bands compete at Central California Band Review in Merced  Merced Sun-Star

Check what went on at the 58th annual Central California Band Review honoring Veterans Day Nov. 11, 2017, at Golden Valley High School.

The people’s choice: Stone Ridge’s Barragan wins online poll for Player of the Week.  Merced Sun-Star

The fans have spoken as Stone Ridge Christian's Michael Barragan has won the Merced Sun-Star online poll for Player of the Week.

Prep Notebook: Boys volleyball playoffs begin on Tuesday  Merced Sun-Star

The Sac-Joaquin Section boys volleyball playoffs begin and one of the highlights is Stone Ridge Christian hosting Los Banos.

Atwater and Merced High ready to show off new gyms, host first games.  Merced Sun-Star

Atwater High will be hosting a grand opening for its new gym on Friday. Merced will host its opening next week. Both gyms will seat over 1600 people.

Flooding causes Highway 59 closure, Caltrans says  Merced Sun-Star

A section of Highway 59 has been closed due to flooding at the Mariposa Creek bridge, according to Caltrans.

Rally’s wants to open 10 new restaurants in the Fresno area. Here’s where they could open  Fresno Bee

Up to 10 new Rally's Drive-Ins could open in the Fresno area. The fast food restaurant is looking at a broad area – from Merced to Visalia – for new locations ...

Roundup: Los Banos extends Westside War streak against Dos Palos with overtime win.  Merced Sun-Star

It took two second-half comebacks, but the Los Banos High football team extended their streak to eight straight victories over rival Dos Palos in the Westside War ...

Merced defeats Golden Valley in regular season finale. Now Bears prepare for playoffs.  Merced Sun-Star

The Merced High girls basketball team defeated Golden Valley 45-31 on Tuesday. The Bears will learn their playoff opponent on Thursday evening.

Notebook: Despite scheduling mishap, penalty, El Cap’s Yarrell wins CCC title again  Merced Sun-Star

Yarrell wins second CCC tennis championship after hectic start. Big day in the pool for Buhach Colony water polo teams.

Repairs begin this weekend for damaged Highway 99 in Atwater  The Modesto Bee

Emergency repair efforts begin Saturday to fix the damaged overpass at Applegate Road and Highway 99 in Atwater and motorists should expect some periodic ...

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 ...

Pitman cruises past Golden Valley in CCC opener  Merced Sun-Star

When Pitman and Golden Valley have wrestled the last couple years, it has often decided the Central California Conference championship.

‘It means everything to me.’ Atwater promotes one of its own as new softball coach.  Merced Sun-Star

Jenna Boesch knew at an early age she wanted to become a high school softball coach. Her ultimate goal was to become the Atwater High softball coach.

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 ...

Megan Pust powers Golden Valley soccer attack into quarterfinals  Merced Sun-Star

The difference between a good season and a disastrous one is often closer than it seems. One or two missing elements can be all it takes to send a team from ...

It’s all Tigers, Lopez in Stubbs’ first trip back to Los Banos as a visiting coach  Merced Sun-Star

Los Banos running back Antonio Lopez rushed for 246 yards and three touchdowns as the Tigers improved to 3-0 with a 27-7 win over Golden Valley.

Merced boys swimmers complete another perfect run  Merced Sun-Star

The Bears have run off 48 consecutive CCC dual-meet victories after a 128-59 win over Golden Valley on Thursday night.

What former Merced coaches said about their games against De La Salle  The Modesto Bee

Mark Speckman and Kevin Swartwood were on the coaching staff when Merced played De La Salle in 1991 and 1992. They recall those epic battles.

El Capitan’s Solis, Atwater’s Ybarra hope offseason work shows up in scrimmages  Merced Sun-Star

The 2017 high school football season is just a week away. All 16 area schools will be in action with scrimmages on Friday or Saturday.

Golden Valley’s Bettencourt enjoyed record-setting season  Modesto Bee

Jacqueline Wooding knows how to appeal to the ego of a high school kid. That's how the Golden Valley High track coach got a future star in Shawn Bettencourt ...

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.

This Atwater student is second in touchdowns on the football team. And he’s blind.  Merced Sun-Star

Atwater High's Robert Smith may just want to be another player on the Falcons football team, but he serves as an inspiration for his teammates.

El Capitan goes ‘old school’ to defeat Pitman. Gauchos atop the CCC at the halfway mark.  Merced Sun-Star

El Capitan picked up a big win at home against Pitman. Saul Avitia hits a half-court shot at the buzzer to give Atwater a win over Merced.

Defense dominates for South in victory with Turlock’s Porter, Cordero leading the way  Merced Sun-Star

The South intercepted three passes and Turlock's Jordan Porter returned a fumble for a 50-yard touchdown in a 24-2 win over the North.

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.

Biggest question as Merced opens the season against Del Campo, who is going to score?  Merced Sun-Star

The Merced High football returns only two players who scored touchdowns last season. The Bears will get tested early against a talented Del Campo team.

Three Merced-area coaches named section Model Coach winners  Merced Sun-Star

Rob Scheidt tries to create a family atmosphere with his football teams at Merced High School. The Bears coach is great at developing personal relationships ...

‘A big swing by a big-time player.’ Hall’s slam lifts Merced past Buhach Colony.  Merced Sun-Star

Clayton Hall rarely shows any emotion on the baseball field. That wasn't the case on Friday night.

For Pedretti, baseball is the family business. Now it brings him back to Merced High.  Merced Sun-Star

Tynan Pedretti is one of three new coaches at Merced High, joining new girls basketball coach Art Solis and girls volleyball coach Patricia Flanagan.

Warren’s 5 TDs can’t help Bears retain Governor’s Hat. Tigers’ Caballero throws 6 TDs.  Merced Sun-Star

Dhameer Warren threw for three touchdowns and ran for two more, but it wasn't enough to lift the Merced High football team to win. Madera (3-1) blew a 14-point ...

Merced inducting inaugural Hall of Fame class  Merced Sun-Star

One of the first projects Paul Hogue took on after becoming the athletic director at Merced High School last year was putting together a sports Hall of Fame.

A Christmas Tradition  Merced Sun-Star

The Hollywood Christmas Parade is an annual tradition in Los Angeles that dates back to the 1920s. Featuring celebrities, beautiful floats, and wonderful music, ...

Breakout game for youngest Gilliam. Future Merced star scores 4 TDs against Atwater  Merced Sun-Star

Merced High lost two key players in running back Andre Barnett and quarterback Dhameer Warren to injuries in the first half on Friday night against Atwater.

Basketball Player of the Year races too close to call at midway point  Merced Sun-Star

Some top candidates have emerged as possible basketball Player of the Year nominees, but at the halfway point, there is still much to be decided.

Why Merced College feels it let a win slip away against De Anza.  Merced Sun-Star

The Blue Devils miss a potential game-winning field goal in the final seconds as they drop to 0-2 this season with a 29-27 loss to De Anza.

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 ...

Merced Speedway owner, promoter dies  Merced Sun-Star

Ed Parker bought the Merced Speedway in 2016 and had the track going in the right direction according to local drivers.

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.

It’s heart over height. Undersized Baptista still stands tall for Buhach Colony.  Merced Sun-Star

Miranda Baptista makes up for her small stature with a never-quit attitude that allows her to fill many roles for the Buhach Colony volleyball team.

Alvarez talks about being fired as Le Grand football coach. Where is he headed next?  Merced Sun-Star

Raul Alvarez was shocked when he was told he would no longer coach at Le Grand High. Despite the timing of the decision he still loves the school.

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.

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.

Roundup: El Capitan's Gudgel posts the low round of the CCC Mid-Season Tournament  Merced Sun-Star

Gudgel wins individual title at CCC Mid-Season Tournament. Atwater boys water polo's winning streak snapped at 14 games.

Merced’s Rheanne Lewis grateful to be playing softball again  Merced Sun-Star

Rheanne Lewis dived head first into second base to beat out a double in the fifth inning against Buhach Colony on Wednesday afternoon, and Merced High ...

Merced District Attorney's son sentenced to 12 years in prison for deadly DUI crash  Merced Sun-Star

SANTA ROSA -- Dylan Morse was sentenced Wednesday to 12 years, four months in state prison for drinking and driving, killing one man, and injuring two other ...

Norton leads Atwater water polo to big win over Merced  Merced Sun-Star

Connor Norton scored seven goals to help the Atwater High boys water polo team defeat Merced 11-9 to improve to 5-0 in the Central California Conference.

Merced high schools get new principals  Merced Sun-Star

The Merced Union High School District has named two new principals, each a graduate of Atwater High School. The board of trustees appointed Jon Schaefer to ...

Unlikely hero sends Le Grand soccer back to section championship game  Merced Sun-Star

Sophomore Abel Velazco scored the game-winning goal in stoppage time to give the Le Grand boys a 3-2 semifinal win over Encina.

Rotary all-star football game will be last for Merced High’s Stewart  Modesto Bee

For A.J. Stewart, the super-sized Merced High dynamo, the crossroad came after the car crash. Stewart was seemingly headed toward a sparkling football career ...

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 clinches share of CCC basketball title with win over El Cap  Merced Sun-Star

Merced High held El Capitan to eight points in the second half as the Bears defeated the Gauchos 44-32 on Friday night to capture at least a share of the Central ...

Hollywood star bowls at Aqua Entertainment Center in Los Banos  Merced Sun-Star

Last Thursday evening the staff of the new bowling center in Los Banos, the Aqua Entertainment Center were blown away when movie star Billy Bob Thornton ...

Defensive mistakes cost Los Banos in playoff upset  Merced Sun-Star

Three unearned runs proved the difference as top-seeded Los Banos baseball fell to No. 9 Colfax 3-2 on Thursday night.

BC’s Mendoza – from spectator to wrestler at state  Merced Sun-Star

Buhach Colony High School's Brandon Mendoza, stung by a near-miss at last year's Sac-Joaquin Section Masters, still made the trip to the CIF State Wrestling ...

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.

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