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Inspired by true events, “When The Game Stands Tall” is the story of the De La Salle High School (Concord, Calif.) football team posting the longest winning streak in football history. The film neatly illustrates the De La Salle Spartans 12-year rule on the gridiron and how “the streak” ending comes almost as shocking to the world as a Harlem Globetrotter loss in basketball. The problems the coaches, players and community have in confronting their rare defeat and moving on in life gave the film so much potential. Unfortunately, the remarkable real-life story that helped propel De La Salle to triumph once again on and off of the football field fails to inspire film-goers the same way on the big-screen.
October 25, 2006 - Austin Smith doesn't need to stand on his tiptoes to see over the throng of students as he lumbers through the halls of Mountain View High School. Nor does he need a ladder to gaze eye-level into school buses as they make their mass exodus from the school. He does have to duck under doorways when entering locker rooms, however.
It’s a sight to behold — thousands of sandhill cranes, their shrill calls rattling overhead, touching down on a lonely lake in Southeastern Arizona.
July 5, 2006 - Once a cursory report on bighorn sheep that clung to the nearby cliffs, a sign at the Pima Canyon trailhead these days seems more like a historical marker - or even a tombstone.
Alex Waters watched appreciatively as two masked friends on pedestals struggled to knock each other to the ground.
NW church hosts women's event Saturday, Sept. 18
In a quandary over vote on Prop 100 funds
With half of the school year nearly over, the debate between Amphitheater School District teachers and administrators has seen its peaks and valleys as teachers have advocated for everything from more pay to adequate school supplies while administrators struggled to make ends meet in the financially strapped district.