Ventura High School senior Jocelyn Christie couldn't contain her excitement as Fran Madison-Cohee showed her score following a correct answer during Super Quiz Oral Relay of the Ventura County Academic Decathalon at Pacifica High School.
Florida's Chris Richard, left, fouled Villanova's Kyle Lowry as the Gators struggled to keep up in the last minutes of their 2nd round game of the NCAA Tournament at the Gaylord Entertainment Center in Nashville. Villanova won 76-65.
U.S. Forest Service firefighter Josh Langston runs to douse raging flames as he helps protect a home along Northridge Road Santa Barbara, Calif., during the Jesusita wildfire in the evening on Thursday, May 7, 2009. Wild winds blew flame and embers through the air as firemen braved the unchecked blaze.
From left, Cindy Flores, Josh Bowman and Ailina Urias, all from San Diego, had front row seats on the floor of the Gaylord Entertainment Center for the opening session of "Passion06" in Nashville, TN. About 18,000 youth from around the country packed into the GEC for the event.
The Kansas City Chiefs' Ryan Sims, left, breaks up a pass intended for Tennessee Titans wide receiver Drew Bennett at the Coliseum in Nashville, TN.
Nordhoff High School graduates took shelter inside the gymnasium to escape the afternoon heat as they waited to file into to the stadium for commencement.
As daylight fades into city light in downtown Nashville a lone musician carrying his guitar pauses for a moment for traffic at Broadway and 4th Ave., then walks away during a 10-second time exposure photograph.
Moorpark High's Nathan Calvert, top, and Westlake High's Matt Pritchard, center, launch themselves into the pool at Rancho Simi Park for the start of the varsity boys 200-meter freestyle event during the 2008 Marmonte League swimming finals.
From left, Pastor's Choir members Danielle Dennis, 7, Amani Harkness, 5, and Xavier Harkenss, 4, look through a hymnal before the start of the Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration at Simi Second Missionary Baptist Church in Simi Valley.
Ventura resident Mei-Hua Peterson was a Girl Scout in 1941.
From left, Ventura College basketball players Sandy Perry, Veronica Williams and Jessi Selleh pose for a portrait inside their school's gymnasium during practice.
Ten-year-old Charles Clendeni of Fillmore gently brushes his pig named Sausage at the Ventura County Fair.
Drizzling rain didn't stop Leyn Jeffrey from taking a smoke break from her job in Hillsboro Village along 21st Ave. South in Nashville, TN.
Seven-year-old Marisol Gonzalez, right, waits aboard her school bus for other students to get out of class after the first day of school at Fillmore's new Mountain Vista Elementary School.
David Pringle, shown at Tennessee State University's stadium, may be the best quarterback on the Tigers' roster but the coaching staff is committed to redshirting the former Connecticut prep standout and bringing him along slowly.
While walking along a rural path on her family's farm in Colombia, South America, a young woman pauses to pet horses grazing in a field.
Oxnard boxer Victor Ortiz gets his big break on Friday, January 19th when he fights Marvin Cordova in Las Vegas. The fight will be aired on Showtime.
From left, Maplewood High graduates Carrie Sengdara and Frank Wilson endured the stuffy heat of an East Literature Magnet School hallway along with McGavock graduate Demario Manson as they waited to make their entrance into an auditorium for their commencement ceremony in Nashville, TN.
Jamie Luv of San Francisco shows off her hula hooping skills by spinning two LED-illuminated hoops at the same time while dancing to music at the Woogie Stage during the 2007 Lightning in a Bottle festival in Santa Barbara County.
Dickson County High School freshman Ashlei Locklear, left, Marlena Owen, center, and other color guard members hone their skills behind the school after classes.
Tennessee Titans running back Eddie George, center, loses his helmet as he is crushed between Rayna Stewart, left, and Kevin Hardy of the Jacksonville Jaguars at the Coliseum in Nashville, TN.
Westlake High's Michael Chang focuses on the ball during a doubles match against Newbury Park High.
Perfect for hot, humid summer days, this seersucker suit is advertised as wash and wear.
The Ventura County Fusion USL soccer team celebrates winning its first ever PDL Championship title in 2009 after defeating Chicago Fire Premier in Ventura. After starting their 2009 season slowly the Fusion sneaked into the playoffs as the lowest seed in the West but went on to win the title game by one goal in injury time.
Grant Park in Ventura is widely known as one of the best places in Ventura County to enjoy views of the sunset thanks to its high elevation and unobstructed, commanding view of the Pacific Ocean.
Westlake High School football team senior linebacker Zach Dunaj is the leader of the Warrior defense.
Simi Valley High School teacher Bruce Kanegai also teaches a karate class at Simi Valley Parks and Recreation Center. But nowadays he is best known for his role on the popular television show "Survivor."
Ventura College sophomore guard Indira Kaljo has been named a member of the Ventura County Star's All-County team.
Nashville Predators head coach Barry Trotz is ready for the NHL lockout to end so he can get his team back in shape.
Cuban-American baseball player Luke Wilson demonstrates his form at Boost Athletics and Sports Therapy in Agoura Hills.
Angie Kough, left, and her 2-year-old son Matt, along with Francine Hart, 3-year-old Maddy Kough and her grandmother, Peggy Pickens couldn't contain their excitement as Tennessee Air National Guard C-130 cargo planes returned to Berry Field Wednesday after being deployed in the Middle East for several months in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
Tennessee Titans wide receiver Kevin Dyson stretches for the goal line after being tackled by the St. Louis Rams' Mike Jones one yard short of a touchdown on the final play of Super Bowl XXXIV. A touchdown would have sent the game into overtime but instead the Titans lost 16-23. The first Super Bowl to be aired in high definition, Super Bowl XXXIV went down in history as one of the all-time greatest NFL games and is often regarded as the most exciting Super Bowl game ever.
Showered by confetti, a stunned Tennessee Titans running back Eddie George was in disbelief after his team lost Super Bowl XXXIV to the St. Louis Rams in the final play of the game.
Intrepid fishermen head into rough Caribbean waters for the day's catch in the wake of a violent thunderstorm that pounded the seaside fishing village of Puerto Colombia, Venezuela.
Vanderbilt forward Matt Freije dunked in the second half to help bring his team back from a deficit and beat North Carolina State during the 2004 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at the TD Waterhouse Centre in Orlando.
Matt Freije, arms raised at right, and the rest of the Vanderbilt bench erupted with excitement after a teammate made a dunk in the closing seconds of the Commodores' victory over Ole Miss in the first round of the 2004 SEC Men's Basketball Tournament at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.
A pair of schoolgirls enjoy a lazy afternoon together in Trinidad, Cuba, which is designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site thanks to its abundance of Colonial architecture and cobblestone streets.
Lightning strikes the Sunshine Skyway Bridge in St. Petersburg, Florida, during a summer thunderstorm.
Ventura City Fire engineer Tom Hoffman, right, checks the condition of an unidentified child that was one of two infant passengers in an SUV that rolled over on northbound U.S. 101 at California St. in Ventura. CHP officer Chris Terry, left, was the first highway patrolman on the scene and led the accident investigation with the help of CHP Sgt. Tony Viaropulos, center. The victims of the crash received an outpouring of support from the public as a result of this photo appearing in the Ventura County Star, including cash donations as well as a replacement vehicle. The wrecked SUV was the family's only vehicle.