State test scores released; Merced County kids doing better

This region remained below state averages, but schools are marching in the right direction, state test scores show. Across California nearly half of test takers, 49 percent, were at or above grade level in English and 37 percent passed the bar in math, in results made public Wednesday.

'Shantyboat' on journey to capture essence of life on river

Smack dab in the middle of the Tennessee River, between the O'Neal Bridge stretching from Muscle Shoals into Florence and TVA's Wilson Dam, a recreated relic of river history is stuck like a catfish on a line, its anchor snagged on God only knows what at the bottom of the river.

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Dos Palos QB Lane Zuspan

Lane Zuspan talks about Dos Palos' resurgence a year ago and what the team needs to do to build upon it. (Sean Lynch/slynch@mercedsunstar.com)
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Dos Palos QB Lane Zuspan 1:30

Dos Palos QB Lane Zuspan

El Capitan kicker Joseph Lema is kicking for a cause this season 1:53

El Capitan kicker Joseph Lema is kicking for a cause this season

Jonathan Collazo is ready for a big season at Stone Ridge 2:16

Jonathan Collazo is ready for a big season at Stone Ridge

Merced quarterback Jake Foss discusses upcoming season 1:47

Merced quarterback Jake Foss discusses upcoming season

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