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February 3, 2017 by Ronald Perryman (Register to contact)

Mary Beth Maloney from the class of 1969 passed on January 24, 2017. Obituary on Stratford Evans website under Mary Beth Swanson. Service and reception noted on obituary.

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‘I’m going to miss this place a lot.’ Twins not in a hurry to leave Atwater family.  Merced Sun-Star

Twin sisters and Atwater High School seniors Kelsey and Lexi Valencia discuss their time playing girls basketball. The Falcons team captains, leaders on ...

Atwater High School sweethearts win Super Proposal contest

ATWATER, California - Sunday may have been all about the Super Bowl, but there was also a "Super Proposal" for one lucky couple, courtesy of Ara Karkazian ...

Do you know which 'The Talk' co-host went to school in Atwater?

Sheryl Underwood grew up in the Central Valley and made it to Hollywood.

Roundup: Falcons need big second-half comeback against El Cap. Merced rolls in rout.  Merced Sun-Star

The Falcons had to dig deep as Charles Jackson scores three second-half touchdowns to erase 20-point halftime deficit.

Atwater High School valedictorian graduates making history and overcoming adversity  Merced Sun-Star

After battling with an autoimmune disease and juvenile arthritis for most of her teen years, an 18-year-old Atwater High School student is graduating top of her ...

Obeid and Mirelez top brackets at CCC Wrestling Finals  The Tracy Press

The newly reorganized Central California Conference held their 2018-19 league championships at Merced High on Jan. 31, marking the beginning of the final ...

How did your Merced County school district’s students do? State test results released  Merced Sun-Star

State test results show most Merced County students, as in previous years, are not keeping up with the state average. But local educators are focused more on ...

Officer-involved shooting reported in Atwater  Merced Sun-Star

At least two Atwater police officers are believed to have opened fire on a person today on Winton Way, authorities have confirmed to the Sun-Star.

Atwater promotes Seneca Ybarra to head football coach  Merced Sun-Star

Defensive coordinator Seneca Ybarra has been named Atwater's new football coach. He replaces Nelson Medeiros, who resigned after one season in which the ...

Atwater High student stabbed at school  Merced Sun-Star

A 16-year-old Atwater High School student was stabbed in the back Wednesday morning, allegedly by another student who fled the scene and was chased ...

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.

Revenge an ‘awesome motivator.’ Hilmar gets rematch with Strathmore for state title.  The Fresno Bee

Hilmar suffered a gut-wrenching, double-overtime loss to Strathmore last year. Can the Yellowjackets get revenge with a state title on the line?

Hilmar offense stuns Spartans | Sports  Appeal-Democrat

East Nicolaus couldn't overcome a nightmare start.

Atwater High debuts new gym against rivals Buhach Colony  Merced Sun-Star

Thursday night was Atwater High's first opportunity to host its first match in the new gym as Buhach Colony paid a visit.

Atwater school on lockdown while police chase man with a gun  Merced Sun-Star

Atwater police arrested a man allegedly pointing a gun at another person and firing it on Thursday.

Atwater police officers identified in fatal shooting near high school  Merced Sun-Star

Two Atwater police officer who shot and killed an armed man this week have been identified.

MUHSD selects new superintendent  Merced Sun-Star

The Merced Union High School District has selected Alan Peterson, a longtime Merced County educator and administrator, as the district's superintendent and ...

Merced Union High school board censures Opinski  Merced Sun-Star

The Merced Union High School District governing board voted Wednesday night to censure Area 1 Trustee Greg Opinski.

With many programs experiencing coaching turnover, the ‘old guy’ is happy at Atwater.  Merced Sun-Star

Atwater High coach JR Davis is now the dean of CCC girls basketball coaches after all the coaching turnover. Falcons coach recently reached 100 wins.

18-year-old man killed in officer-involved shooting in Atwater has been identified  Merced Sun-Star

A man shot and killed Tuesday by Atwater police has been identified as 18-year-old Ezekiel Juan Duran, the Merced County Coroner's Office said Wednesday.

‘We knew he would sneak up on people.’ Atwater’s Avitia isn’t in anyone’s shadow now.  Merced Sun-Star

Atwater High senior Saul Avitia has emerged as the Falcons' go-to player this season, averaging 17.4 points per game.

Master Arts Plan Will Play on Campus's Beautiful Spaces | Newsroom  UC Merced University News

In some ways UC Merced is still a blank canvas, even 13 years after opening. But that just gives this year's artist in residence Otto Rigan more room to dream as ...

California school apologizes for video that faked shooting  CBS News

ATWATER, Calif. -- A California school district apologized for a video spoof that ended with a security officer pretending to shoot students from a rival high school ...

Mark Beck Galt high school district board candidate  The Galt Herald

Mark Beck and his wife Kellie have been married for 15 years. The couple has four children, two attend Galt High School and the other two attend Galt ...

Pitman sweeps Atwater in CCC volleyball opener  Merced Sun-Star

The Pride is still the team to beat in the Central California Conference as it sweeps the Falcons 25-15, 25-11, 25-16.

Falcons offense silenced, CCC champs bow out of playoffs  Merced Sun-Star

The Atwater High softball team stranded nine runners on base in a 3-0 loss to Bear Creek in the first round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division II playoffs on ...

Atwater’s Norton adds national championship to growing résumé  Merced Sun-Star

Atwater High School water polo star Connor Norton played on the Central Zone team that won a national championship at USA Water Polo's Olympic ...

Notebook: Final home basketball games looming at Merced, Atwater  Merced Sun-Star

This week will mark the final regular-season boys basketball games at Merced and Atwater high school. New gymnasiums are being built at each campus.

Atwater High to honor longtime coach Svendsen  Merced Sun-Star

At 60 years old, Atwater High athletic director Roddy Svendsen says not much surprises him anymore. This surprised him. On Sept. 15, Atwater High School will ...

Determined Atwater focuses on task at hand in soccer playoffs  Merced Sun-Star

Regardless of age or experience, it's tough not to look ahead in a playoff bracket.

Martinez, Bowers lead Golden Valley to first CCC road win over Atwater  Merced Sun-Star

The Golden Valley boys basketball team improved their CCC record to 3-2 with a 75-69 win over Atwater. Merced, El Capitan both pick up home wins.

Merced girls reach 20-win mark for first time in 5 years with win over Atwater.  Merced Sun-Star

The Merced girls basketball team battled through foul trouble to hold off Atwater 56-51. Los Banos clinched at least a share of the WAC title.

Water plan will ‘decimate’ economy; hundreds converge at Capitol for protest  Merced Sun-Star

A boisterous rally Monday sent a message to the state to keep its hands off the water rights of communities in the Central Valley and reconsider a new water ...

Atwater Easter Baseball tournament on deck  Merced Sun-Star

With a young group of players, the Atwater High School baseball team has taken its lumps early on this season.

Buhach Colony continues to honor fallen teammate  Merced Sun-Star

David Giron's death hit the Buhach Colony High School football team hard three years ago and the Thunder seniors continue to honor their former teammate by ...

This Merced County superintendent is moving to a new district, MCOE says  Merced Sun-Star

An award-winning superintendent in Merced County is taking the top administrator's spot in Gustine Unified School District, according to a news release.

Atwater teen injured in assault outside high school  Merced Sun-Star

Police in Atwater are investigating an assault Monday in which a teenager was injured outside Atwater High School.

Hagerman, Merced trying to chase down another CCC championship  Merced Sun-Star

The Merced girls kept their CCC championships alive with a center meet victory on Wednesday. The Atwater boys moved one step closer to a title.

New high-tech sign board at Atwater High  Merced Sun-Star

There's no comparison between the costs, clarity and message potential of the new digital signboard at Atwater High School and the aged device it replaced.

Roundup: Rough night for Falcons. Atwater loses CCC opener and key player to injury.  Merced Sun-Star

It was a rough night for the Atwater High girls basketball team, losing their Central California Conference opener and Lexi Valencia to an injury.

Atwater girls surge to top of CCC after basketball win over Turlock  Merced Sun-Star

Alondra Ponce scored 24 points and grabbed 11 rebounds as the Atwater High School girls basketball team defeated Turlock 60-54 on Tuesday to improve to ...

Homicides climbed significantly in Merced County in 2017. Here’s a look at each case.  Merced Sun-Star

Deadly violence rose in 2017 in Merced County with 20 reported homicides countywide, more than double the number of slayings reported in 2016, but still ...

Merced high schools get new principals  Merced Sun-Star

The Merced Union High School District named two principals this week, each a graduate of Atwater High School. The board of trustees, during a special meeting ...

Merced: City on the Rise  Merced Sun-Star

Nowadays, the popular city slogan is “Merced is a city on the rise,” which is a catchy and clever way to coin the changes taking place in our historic town.

Buhach Colony volleyball keeps rolling with sweep of Atwater  Merced Sun-Star

Jessica Pinasco finished with 15 kills and 14 digs to help Buhach Colony defeat Atwater 25-16, 25-21, 25-21 on Tuesday night.

Xiong sparks late rally as Atwater girls defeat Pitman  Merced Sun-Star

Jasmine Xiong scored 19 points as the Atwater High School girls basketball team opened Central California Conference play with a 54-44 win over Pitman.

Why the only wrestling coach in Buhach Colony’s 17-year history is retiring  Merced Sun-Star

Eric Osmer was introduced to wrestling while in middle school in Atwater in 1971. Forty-six years later, the coach who started the Buhach Colony High wrestling ...

Randhawa, Pitman beat Atwater in final seconds  Merced Sun-Star

Kaylin Randhawa's layup with 13 seconds left proved the difference as Pitman beat Atwater 45-43 at the Nest on Tuesday night.

The football season is here with big matchups for Merced, Buhach Colony. Who wins?  Merced Sun-Star

The football season begins on Friday. The Sun-Star's Shawn Jansen reveals his picks for all the games, including Merced-Del Campo and Buhach ...

Think yesterday's drug bust was big? Check what the Merced County Sheriff's Office found today.  Merced Sun-Star

Less than a day after the Merced County Sheriff's Office's marijuana enforcement team busted an illegal marijuana stash house, resulting in one of its largest ...

Police expand search for hit-and-run driver accused of killing Atwater teen

ATWATER, Calif. (KFSN) -- A North Valley community is mourning the loss of an Atwater teenager while police expand their search for the hit-and-run driver ...

Mayhem and tragedy mark Merced Sun-Star’s most read stories from 2016  Merced Sun-Star

Tragedy grabbed the most eyes in 2016 on the Merced Sun-Star's website, according to records, in a year that saw stabbings, car crashes and a toddler who ...

El Capitan boys pick up big road win at Atwater  Merced Sun-Star

James Sellers scored 23 points as El Capitan finished a big three-game week with a 70-65 win over Atwater at The Nest.

Wolfpack no match for a pack of Wildcats  Union Democrat

Just in time for the start of Mother Lode League play, the 'Cats are back. Sonora High School earned their first win of the season Friday night, besting Merrill F.

7 grapplers bound for the next round | Patterson Irrigator Prep Sports  The Tracy Press

ATWATER- Eight wrestlers from each weight bracket were permitted to advance from the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Division III boys finals and the CIF ...

Hit-and-run driver sought in Atwater crash that killed teenage boy

Authorities are searching for the driver who killed a 16-year-old boy in Atwater and left the scene.

Atwater twins win national FFA titles  Modesto Bee

Twins from Atwater FFA both won national competitions at the group's convention in Indianapolis.

Matchups set for CIF NorCal Regional Football Championship bowl games this weekend  Elk Grove Citizen

The matchups for the 2018 CIF NorCal Regional Football Championship Bowl Games are set following the placement of the Central Coast Section, North Coast ...

Merced spoils Atwater’s final boys basketball home game in The Nest  Merced Sun-Star

Jared Pazin scores 22 points and Jeremy Redwine has a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds as the Merced boys basketball team defeats Atwater ...

Empower Program offers training, guidance for young adults in Merced County  Merced Sun-Star

The Empower Program offers paid and unpaid work experience, assistance with General Education Development fees, vocational training and mentoring.

Hagerman, Merced High dominate Merced County Championships  Merced Sun-Star

Merced sophomore Quinn Hagerman won the individual title and helped the Bears set a course record in winning the team title at Saturday's Merced County ...

Atwater shares wealth in rout of Turlock  Merced Sun-Star

Most teams would have been elated with a 6-0 drubbing in their conference opener.

Montanez, Betterncourt lead GV boys to track win  Merced Sun-Star

Isaiah Montanez and Shawn Bettencourt each won two events as the Golden Valley boys won the second Central California Conference center meet on ...

Downey erases 20-point deficit, beats Buhach Colony in OT  Merced Sun-Star

Trialing by 20 in the first half, Downey blanks Buhach Colony 20-0 in the third quarter to steal the momentum and send season-opener into overtime.

Atwater soccer riding team concept into Sac-Joaquin Section semifinals  Merced Sun-Star

There's no one player on the Atwater High School boys soccer team that keeps opposing coaches up at night.

Atwater soccer looks like team to beat again  Merced Sun-Star

Christian Fuentes said the sting of last season's semifinal playoff exit remains.

Father deported during ICE operation in California, son raising money to reunite family in Mexico  KTVU San Francisco

A son is raising money so that his mother and siblings can reunite with their father, who was arrested and deported from California to Mexico during an ICE ...

Golden Valley wrestlers take home five CCC titles  Merced Sun-Star

Golden Valley High senior Johnny Martinez entered his championship match with a new game plan against Buhach Colony's Ben Moran.

Atwater off to bumpy start in baseball, falls to Sierra  Merced Sun-Star

Two games into the season, and the bats have sputtered out of the gate for the Atwater High School baseball team. The Falcons managed just five hits Friday as ...

Vargas sacrifice fly wins it for Atwater softball  Merced Sun-Star

Marcy Vargas felt she had some atoning to do. The junior's three-base error in the top of the sixth inning on a misplayed fly ball didn't end up costing the Atwater ...

Atwater volleyball star van Warmerdam commits  Merced Sun-Star

It was one of the toughest decisions Hannah van Warmerdam ever had to make: Where to go to college?

Arana, Molina spark Falcons’ comeback baseball win over Buhach Colony  Merced Sun-Star

A clutch two-run double by Brandon Arana and an overpowering Derek Molina fastball proved to be the difference for the Atwater High School baseball team as ...

El Capitan’s Webber cherishes the ‘Old Lady’ role on young volleyball team  Merced Sun-Star

As a fourth-year player, El Capitan's Makenzie Webber has emerged as a leader for the Gauchos girls volleyball team.

Buhach Colony’s Pinasco, Pitman’s Perez named CCC’s top offensive players  Merced Sun-Star

Central California Conference coaches selected Buhach Colony's Jessica Pinasco and Pitman's Yisel Perez as co-Offensive Players of the Year.

Rough PK brings Atwater boys soccer season to an end  Merced Sun-Star

The Atwater High School boys soccer team appeared to have Vintage exactly where it wanted it Wednesday night. The Falcons' pace up top forced the Crushers ...

Atwater soccer racks up CCC honors  Merced Sun-Star

Mario Chavez had a very different approach to his junior and senior seasons. Coach Jimmy Brewer said the Atwater High School goalkeeper was the one ...

Atwater’s Norton wins frosh-soph freestyle sprints at section swim meet  Merced Sun-Star

Members of the Atwater High School swim program manned the front gate at Tokay High School, taking entrance fees and passing out programs.

Atwater’s Mazon to play basketball in Australia  Merced Sun-Star

When Heaven Mazon found out she was headed to Australia this summer to play basketball, she gave her mom the biggest hug she could. Mazon, who will be a ...

Patterson drops to 2-2 following loss to Modesto | Patterson Irrigator Prep Sports  The Tracy Press

Patterson put up a fight against Modesto, but the Panthers' ability to capitalize on more opportunities led to a 47-40 victory over the Tigers, dropping the varsity ...

Merced fills long-vacant assistant city manager job  Merced Sun-Star

The city of Merced has hired an assistant city manager, a position that's been vacant since 2011, city staff announced on Thursday. Stephanie Dietz, a Merced ...

Expectations are high as Atwater, Merced soccer open the playoffs  Merced Sun-Star

Jimmy Brewer had done his research. The biggest deciding factor in the Sac-Joaquin Section soccer playoff seedings is the MaxPreps rankings, and Atwater ...

Buhach Colony inches closer to playoffs with CCC win over Pitman  Merced Sun-Star

Kevin Navarra talked openly about his team's record coming into Friday night's Central California Conference game against Pitman.

Sun-Star All-Area cross country: Ambriz, Magana are Runners of the Year  Merced Sun-Star

Jackie Magana needed to put in more effort. Daniel Ambriz needed to show restraint. Two of Merced County's most naturally gifted runners were weary of just ...

PREP WRESTLING: Lady Miners win league championship, eye deep postseason run  The Union of Grass Valley

The Lady Miners wrestling team showcased its grappling prowess at the Foothill Valley League finals last week and earned a championship banner in the ...

9/11 memorial services planned in Merced, Mariposa counties  Merced Sun-Star

Communities in the area continue to pay respects to the thousands who lost their lives after terrorists flew airplanes into the World Trade Center's twin towers 14 ...

New supe' intends to grow Sequoia Union  Foothills Sun Gazette

By Achelle Reynoso. Special to the Sun-Gazette. lemon cove – The students of Sequoia Union Elementary School District will not be the only ones eager for ...

Football stars Byrd, Sherman reuniting at Humboldt State  Merced Sun-Star

Jabar Byrd and Aundre Sherman have been friends since playing youth football together. With Byrd at Merced High School and Sherman at Buhach Colony, the ...

Lee Lor – Candidate for District 2  Merced Sun-Star

Voters who are unsatisfied with Merced County's economic standing, crime rate and general outlook have an opportunity to make over the board of supervisors ...

Togo's Opens in Atwater, CA With 1,000 Free Hot Pastrami or Turkey and Avocado Sandwiches  PR Newswire

ATWATER, Calif., Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Togo's Eateries, Inc., a "West Coast Original" since 1971, will give away 1,000 free Hot Pastrami or Turkey and ...

US Soldier Killed In Afghanistan Friendly-Fire Incident ID'ed As California Native  KPBS

Army Spc. Terry J. Hurne, 34, was one of five U.S. troops killed in a friendly-fire incident in Afghanistan, his father confirmed to The Associated Press.

U.S. Presidential Scholars: 161 Students Win Prestigious Award

U.S. Presidential Scholars: 161 Students Win Award - White House, US - The winners were chosen out of a group of 5100.

Change at the top  Hanford Sentinel

HANFORD — Hanford High School is getting a new head honcho. After spending the past three years as an assistant principal at Tulare Western High School, ...

LASC Lady Cougars drop season opener to West LA, 80-95  Compton Herald

L.A. Southwest College women's basketball season opener was home Nov. 1, against West L.A. College in a high scoring game that favored the Wildcats, ...

A boost for students 'so close' to UC, CSU  EdSource Today

Surprised by data showing that thousands of high school students are just one or two courses shy of meeting state university admissions requirements, the ...

A tale of two transfers  Chimes

Sierra Bauder and Hannah van Warmerdam tell of their paths to play volleyball for Biola. | Jason Lin/ THE CHIMES. Two players started out their collegiate ...

Every MLB Team's Biggest Prospect Bust of All Time  Bleacher Report

The annual Major League Baseball Draft has become must-see TV. Ever since 1965, players from the high school and college ranks have worked for most of ...

Hilmar Cheese Co. polluted wells, reports show  San Francisco Chronicle

Hilmar Cheese Co., one of the world's largest cheese producers, is responsible for spoiling neighbors' drinking water wells, new documents show. For two ...

US Top 500 Outdoor 800m Returnees: Josh Hoey Looks To Keep 800m Success  MileSplit

Bishop Shanahan (PA) High's Josh Hoey has the fastest returning time in the country in the 800m run. Last year at the USATF Junior National Outdoor T&F ...

US Top 500 Outdoor 800m Returnees: Caitlin Collier Seconds Faster Than The Rest  MileSplit

Caitlin Collier ran 2:03.32 last year at Festival of Miles. Collier's time is almost three seconds above the rest of the field. The second-fastest returning time in the ...

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