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Unbeaten Buffs blank T’wolves

The Manteca High boys tennis team continued its march toward a Valley Oak League title with a shutout victory over Sierra.

March 25, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


UP HER ALLEY

The sound of pins crashing against one another, the faint aroma of fryer food and hundreds of pairs of shoes fill Charlotte Black's work space.

March 25, 2015 | James Burns | NEWS


Young coach rides NCAA’s old horses

One of the area's youngest coaches has an old soul when it comes to college hoops.

March 24, 2015 | James Burns | Sports Columns


Fitness challengers measure up

They've been matched in competition and their columns appear in print together every Tuesday morning.

March 23, 2015 | James Burns | NEWS


Manteca installs workout stations

Delia Martinez and her husband couldn't afford two gym memberships with their income, so they came up with a solution.

March 20, 2015 | James Burns | NEWS


Coaches up for the Challenge

Rod Wright can draw up a fool-proof game plan to make your center small and insignificant and force you into bad shots.

March 18, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


CLOSING TIME

MORAGA - The Sierra boys basketball team gathered in a dimly lit room, searching for the silver lining in a season-ending loss.

March 18, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


PACK MENTALITY

•Sierra student cheer section largest in years

March 17, 2015 | James Burns | Education


DESTINY’S TEAM

Destiny can be a cruel bride.

March 17, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


Off guard is on point

Contrary to popular belief, the star quarterback doesn't command all the attention, nor does he covet it.

March 14, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


Ripon Christian standouts Marr, Broker ink letters of intent

RIPON – Billy Marr and Sean Broker have skill sets and smarts that have made small-school college coaches across the nation drool and reach deep into their scholarship funds.

March 14, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


3 OF A KIND

Joshua Patton, Hunter Johnson and Devin Nunez graced the interview stage at Sleep Train Arena, the senior stalwarts each donning the signature blue cap reserved for a Sac-Joaquin Section champion.

March 13, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


Walljasper an elite SEC pitcher as freshman

Former Sierra High pitcher and U.S. national team member Allie Walljasper is making the "ol' college try" look far too easy.

March 13, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


Wait allows Sierra to recover, refocus

The past three days have been an exercise of control and focus for Scott Thomason and his history-making Sierra High boys basketball team.

March 12, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


Slow-starting Aptos rallies past Cougars

STOCKTON - Jaelen Ragsdale lingered around the bench, shuffling between handshakes, high-fives and hugs from appreciative Cougar fans.

March 12, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


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GRADUATING PRESCHOOL

Claudette Alves chased her students through the bark, around the bars and up the flight of stairs that lead to the slides.

May 09, 2015 | James Burns | Education


RC kicks off title defense in drubbing

RIPON - The baby bounded across the soccer field toward her father, stumbling over her steps but smiling the whole way.

May 08, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


4-sport star chooses football for next level

Marcus Montano and his booming right foot are taking the next step.

May 06, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


Starters take breather in blowouts

Comfortable first-round victories allowed the East Union and Manteca girls soccer programs to rest many of their regulars.

May 06, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


‘No reportable’ income’ buys $42 wine bottle

An alert reader saw the photo embattled Manteca Unified School District trustee Ashley Drain posted on her Instagram site that was reproduced in the Bulletin as she and her husband worked at Michael-David Winery in Lodi.

May 06, 2015 | James Burns | Around Town


Residents with busted mailboxes wait on repairs

Judy and Jimmy Spears are starting to wonder when the U.S. Postal Service will deliver on a repair.

May 06, 2015 | James Burns | Around Town


Buffaloes rebound, rout rivals

For weeks now, Manteca coach Neil MacDannald has talked about building momentum for a run at another Sac-Joaquin Section title.

May 06, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


Zuniga puts Central Valley in her crosshairs

Much of what Jenna Zuniga does on the right wing is cunning and calculated.

May 06, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


Manuleleua scoring at record pace for explosive Buffs

Before the Rivera sisters exploded on the scene with the force of a three-hit combo, turning East Union into a section heavy, another prolific sister act tormented defenses.

May 05, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


Underclassmen take charge of area girls’ soccer programs

Clarissa Lecce kept her legs moving, reading the run of play as it moved across the field, anticipating each bounce of the ball.

May 02, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


Buffs’ Jones delivers wild walk-off

Greg Jones brought Manteca back with his bat and then won the game with his eyes.

May 02, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


Ripon exchange student makes most of his time; reaches final

MODESTO – Nik Lengert was resourceful and resolute, surviving a marathon match and the hottest of day of the season to reach today's final of the Trans-Valley League Singles Tournament.

May 02, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


THE FITTEST

Nick Hobby and Richard Boyd have been the flame and fuse in the CrossFit explosion in South San Joaquin County.

May 01, 2015 | James Burns | Education


PERFECT

The East Union girls soccer team's perfect Valley Oak League season was held together by pieces of blue tape on Wednesday evening.

April 30, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


SJS votes to move soccer to winter

STOCKTON – The Sac-Joaquin Section Board of Managers have moved boys and girls soccer to the winter, effective during the 2016-17 school year.

April 30, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


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