Thetford, unheralded Amador crash CIF State Bowl scene

Not even picked to win its league title, Amador has appeared seemingly out of nowhere. The Buffaloes have taken the postseason by storm, celebrating its first Sac-Joaquin Section championship. Now, the team no one expected to contend for a Northern California title will take aim at the throne.

6 Things To Do This Week

Things to do this week in the Central Valley and foothills including comic Billy Gardell in Turlock, a new play at Center Stage Conservatory and Opus Handbell Ensemble at Gallo Center.

This week's circulars

In Depth

Videos

SFW: Playoff predictions, NorCal championships

Modesto Bee sports writers Joe Cortez and James Burns make their predictions for the Northern California high school football championship games involving Stanislaus District teams.
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SFW: Playoff predictions, NorCal championships 5:35

SFW: Playoff predictions, NorCal championships

Modesto police freeze in Mannequin Challenge 2:35

Modesto police freeze in Mannequin Challenge

Drawing conclusions: Arts, academics make beautiful music together 1:26

Drawing conclusions: Arts, academics make beautiful music together

Merced City STEAMs ahead with arts 0:41

Merced City STEAMs ahead with arts