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High school football rankings: After Week 2 losses, where do top teams stand?

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The Top 10 finished Week 2 with a record of .500 as five teams won and five lost. Downey continued its hot start, putting up 56 points on East Union. Ceres, Hughson and Ripon Christian joined the Knights in scoring more than 35 points in Week 2 wins.

Central Catholic and Escalon lost nail-biters to some of California’s top programs. The Raiders lost to St. Francis, a top 5 team in its area, according to the Bay Area News Group.

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‘Leave a legacy’: How two Modesto schools became the first boys volleyball teams in the city

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When the Sac-Joaquin Section released its boys volleyball playoff brackets on April 29, there were schools from Lodi, Stockton, Ripon and many different cities around Sacramento.

But none from Modesto.

In the state of California, boys volleyball participation has increased every year from 2010-2019 according to the National Federation of State High School Associations, gaining the most steam in Southern California and near the Bay Area.

Two schools in Modesto have made their mark by starting teams this year: Davis High School and Central Catholic High School. The teams were started in an attempt to provide an extra sport for boys in the spring, and grow boys volleyball in the area.

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Congressional art contest open to high schoolers until April 28

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Congressman Jared Huffman’s (D-San Rafael) office announced this week that the annual Congressional Art Competition has opened — the competition is open for digital submissions from high school students in the state’s Second Congressional District, which covers the Golden Gate Bridge to the Oregon border.

Winning artwork is exhibited in the U.S. Capitol building for a year, where it sits with winning artwork from other Congressional districts throughout the country. The winning artist will receive two round-trip tickets to Washington, D.C. to view their artwork and upon admission acceptance, the winning artist will be eligible for a scholarship to attend the Savannah College of Art and Design, upon acceptance to the school.

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California high school students filmed giving Nazi salutes and singing Nazi war song

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A video of California high school students giving Nazi salutes while singing a Nazi song emerged on Monday, marking the second time that Orange County teenagers making anti-Semitic actions have come to light in 2019.

The video, first reported on by The Daily Beast, shows student-athletes from Pacifica High School extending their arms in Nazi salutes while singing along to a Nazi war chant.

According to a statement issued Monday by the Garden Grove Unified School District, which oversees the school, the racist incident occurred in November, before "an after school hours, off-campus student athletics banquet in an empty and unsupervised room at the facility."

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