Shawn Jansen, The Modesto Bee

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Past articles by Shawn:

A family fistfight at Disneyland went viral and this Merced County coach stepped in

The fight at Disneyland that was captured on a viral video and uploaded to YouTube was partially broken up by a football coach from Buhach Colony High School in Atwater, California. He was on family vacation. → Read More

Livingston hosting Fourth of July fireworks show and carnival. Admission is free.

LIvingston will host its annual Fourth of July fireworks show and carnival on Thursday. The event is free and will consist of a carnival, live music, food, crafts and firework show. → Read More

Fire forces closing of Merced Falls Road could effect people headed to Lake McClure.

A fire near Merced Falls Road could effect people headed to Lake McClure on Saturday night for a fireworks show. → Read More

Sun-Star honors the top male athletes for all six spring sports, including baseball.

The Sun-Star selects the top athletes for all six boys spring spots, including baseball, volleyball, tennis, golf, swimming and track. The All-Area honorees for each sport are also revealed. → Read More

Sun-Star honors top high school female athletes for softball, track and swimming.

After stellar seasons, the Merced Sun-Star selects the top girls athletes for three spring sports and also reveals the All-Area selections for softball, track and swimming. → Read More

Turnovers plague the North as Madera quarterback leads South to Rotary all-star win.

The North couldn’t overcome four turnovers in the first half in a 23-5 loss to the North in the 34th annual North/South Rotary Bob Green Football Classic at Veterans Stadium on Saturday night in Merced. → Read More

‘It’s an absolute gut-punch.’ Death of longtime coach hits Merced County coaches hard.

Coaches at Merced College, Livingston and Atwater took the death of longtime baseball coach John Lema hard. Former assistant helped coach for 40 years and was popular with players. → Read More

More than a game. Rotary all-star football game raises $50,000 for scholarships.

The North/South Rotary Bob Green Football Classic will hand out $50,000 in scholarships on Friday. With the help of rotary clubs and local businesses, the all-star game has raised $384,000 in scholarship money. → Read More

Los Banos coach earns statewide honor after leading Tigers to section championship.

Los Banos baseball coach was named the Medium School State Coach of the Year by CalHiSports. The Tigers won their final 24 games in a row on their way to their first section championship since 1994. → Read More

Merced County star wearing Dos Palos jersey one last time for softball all-star game.

Dos Palos pitcher had her jersey retired after a stellar prep career, including leading the state in strikeouts as a senior. She’ll wear the jersey a final time during the Paul Leonardo Memorial All-Star Game → Read More

‘We’re both winners now.’ Merced County All-Star Game ends in a tie after 10 innings.

The 10th annual Merced County All-Star Baseball Game ended in a 5-5 tie after 10 innings. Both the North and South teams combined to use 17 pitchers. → Read More

‘Tragic loss.’ Firefighter killed in vehicle crash in Merced County

A Cal Fire firefighter died in a car crash in Merced County, the California Highway Patrol confirmed. He was identified as Capt. Stacy Hamilton out of Tuolumne County. He is survived by his wife, 2 sons → Read More

Three people injured in traffic collision in Merced

A left turn into oncoming traffic resulted in a traffic collision on Highway 140 in Merced on Saturday. Three people were transported to hospitals in Modesto and Merced. → Read More

Atwater student auctioning off lamb at Merced County Fair to raise money for charity.

An Atwater High student is doing her part to raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project. She’s auctioning off her lamb at the Merced County Fair on Saturday to help donate money to the charity. → Read More

‘For the right people there’s no better job.’ Atwater CHP officer retires after 30 years

California Highway Patrol officer retires after working 30 years. Officer worked in six different offices, including Modesto and Merced during his time in uniform. → Read More

Merced County All-Star Game will reunite last two Los Banos section champion coaches.

The top high school baseball players from Merced County will be in action during an all-star game at Merced College on Saturday. The last two section championship coaches from Los Banos High will lead the teams. → Read More

Merced High has never had its own football stadium. That’s about to change

Merced High will soon begin construction of new on-campus football stadium. The stadium project was helped along with a big donation from local developer Greg Hostetler. It will cost between $2.8 and $3 million → Read More

‘It just doesn’t seem real.’ Former Merced County star drafted by Major League club

The San Diego Padres drafted San Jose State pitcher Andrew Mitchel in the eighth round of the Major League Baseball Draft on Tuesday. the former Buhach Colony standout will sign his contract on Monday. → Read More

Former Buhach Colony star selected in Major League Baseball draft. Where is he headed?

San Jose State senior Andrew Mitchel selected by the San Diego Padres in the Major League Baseball Draft on Tuesday. Mitchel graduated from Buhach Colony High in 2015. → Read More

Los Banos trio earn top WAC baseball awards, including a repeat MVP winner.

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 Tigers coach. → Read More