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Benfica reaches state Final 4

The Manteca Futbol Club will do more than host this weekend's under-9 State Cup championship rounds.

November 12, 2013 | James Burns | Regional Sports


RIPON – Two running backs chasing each other in the stat book found themselves on opposite ends of the emotional spectrum Friday evening.

November 09, 2013 | James Burns | High School Football


Heller Lipsett's death was sudden and tragic, shaking her family at home and in the classroom.

November 08, 2013 | James Burns | NEWS

LG hits with 1-2 punch

Christian Williams might be the most dynamic return man in the nation. On one leg even.

November 07, 2013 | James Burns | High School Football


Frank Alvarado couldn't believe his eyes as he rolled into the parking lot at Library Park for the start of Saturday's "Ride the Tide."

November 05, 2013 | James Burns | NEWS

Smiling ‘til state

RIPON – For most of the afternoon, Brooke Riley greeted every shot, whether good or bad, with the same blank expression.

November 04, 2013 | James Burns | High School Sports


The lights to Daniel Teicheira Memorial Stadium remained lit hours after a rivalry was put to rest early Saturday morning.

November 03, 2013 | James Burns | High School Football

Manteca’s ‘old dogs’ relying on youth

The gray in his stubble gives him away. Still, Manteca High defensive coordinator Rick James admits …

November 02, 2013 | James Burns | Sports Columns

Gotcha covered, coach

Neil MacDannald fired a deep ball down the sideline, leaving just enough air underneath it for safety Elijah Cooper to slide over.

November 01, 2013 | James Burns | High School Football

One game at a time for Knights

They've been on a collision course for months, but Ripon Christian and Le Grand still have one game left before their worlds collide.

October 30, 2013 | James Burns | High School Football

MASL: Fury unleashed in win

Ivy Benson and Tyanne Woodyard-Smith scored two goals apiece as the Manteca Fury under-19 girls soccer team distanced themselves from the Manteca Revolution on Saturday, 6-1.

October 30, 2013 | James Burns | SPORTS

Ride the Tide: Fighting cancer

The fund-raising season is demanding of its champion.

October 30, 2013 | James Burns | NEWS

The biggest losers are big winners

Robert Iniquez will take the next few months to reflect on his first foray into weight-loss competitions.

October 30, 2013 | James Burns | NEWS

Funny thing happened on the way

His shoes and wallet have been designed tastefully for a man of his profession.

October 27, 2013 | James Burns | NEWS

Redemption rout for RC

RIPON – A year ago, Waterford denied Ripon Christian its first outright Southern League football championship with a stunning late-season defeat.

October 26, 2013 | James Burns | High School Football

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Articles By Author - James Burns

Buses of Buffaloes planned for Aug. 29

Keith Jackson is picking up where he left off last fall, when he rallied generations of Manteca High alumni to cheer the Buffaloes' historic postseason run.

July 29, 2014 | James Burns | High School Football


Brandi Galindo plays with a quiet confidence, but her physique cuts a loud impression.

July 28, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS

Stanislaus unkind to the unprepared

He trudged out of the water, his shirt soaked and pulled tight around his skin, glasses and hat hanging from head. He towed a pathetic pink raft behind him, completing the look of a man who had been beaten and embarrassed by the elements.

July 26, 2014 | James Burns | Local Columns


Anthony Thomas doesn't shy away from the label, or begrudge those that gawk and needle him with questions down at the skate park.

July 25, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS

Dolphins crown high-point champs

The Manteca Dolphins honored their top swimmers on Tuesday evening.

July 24, 2014 | James Burns | Regional Sports

Couple needs help purchasing a bed lift

Eddie Costa has been confined to a wheelchair for more than a quarter of a century.

July 23, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS


TURLOCK – Jack Gioffre pumped his fist following his victory in the 50-yard freestyle and then sought the hand of his closest competitor.

July 22, 2014 | James Burns | Regional Sports

Troop packing event collects items and hand-written letters

Teri Palmer has put together enough care packages to know that the best gift an American soldier can receive isn't soap, soup or a magazine, but a hand-written note.

July 19, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS

DeRoos looks to start league of their own

Her name is synonymous with the sport of basketball in the Family City, yet Molly DeRoos is having a hard time finding a sanctioned game.

July 10, 2014 | James Burns | Local Columns


Miguel Lopez has found his place in history. Yet again.

July 08, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS

Donations allow man to keep foot

A Manteca man who suffered a compound fracture above his ankle during a river accident and faced amputation will get to keep his left foot.

July 06, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS

Jump into river lands him in hospital

Levi Gray followed the revelers up the train bridge that spans the Stanislaus River, eventually hurling his 265-pound body into the cool waters below.

July 02, 2014 | James Burns | Local Columns

Turlock ‘leis’ down win

The mad scramble at Saturday's Mid-Valley Swim League luau wasn't for the final dollop of poi or last shreds of pork, but a pivotal tri-meet victory.

July 01, 2014 | James Burns | Regional Sports

Gioffre boys lift Sea Lions to win

RIPON – It must be good to be a Gioffre.

July 01, 2014 | James Burns | Regional Sports


When Isela Rivera woke the morning following the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV championship and a celebratory pool party, she didn't need a pinch to know it was real.

June 29, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports

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