Football teams from one-horse towns converge at Corral for NorCal bowl

While cities and towns across the state combat growth with new schools, Sutter and Oakdale live in a vacuum. By design, they are one-horse towns. With only one high school, the talent pool remains rich, year in and year out, and the main benefactors are the football coaches: Oakdale’s Trent Merzon and Sutter’s Ryan Reynolds.To that end, their appointment in Saturday’s regional bowl at The Corral was written long ago. Today’s athletes have been building toward this moment for years, from as early on as second grade.

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Semi barely misses Ceres fire station

A big rig driver had only minor injuries in a crash on Bystrum Road after exiting Highway 99 on Tuesday morning. He hit a water pump next to a Ceres fire station and ruptured his diesel tanks, but the water supply was not contaminated. Deke Farrow/jfarrow@modbee.com
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Semi barely misses Ceres fire station 0:57

Semi barely misses Ceres fire station

LAPD officers arrive in Sacramento after 420-mile run 0:29

LAPD officers arrive in Sacramento after 420-mile run

New Surgical Robot at Doctors Medical Center 1:10

New Surgical Robot at Doctors Medical Center

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Gear up for food safety to prevent food poisoning