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Sierra narrowly nabs 3rd section tourney berth

Sierra nearly blew its chance to qualify for the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV Tournament for the first time since 2010 Tuesday in the Valley Oak League Championships.

April 30, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


Timberwolves thump Lathrop

The middle of Sierra's lineup continued to terrorize Valley Oak League pitching on Tuesday.

April 30, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


Buffs’ Jackson diving toward sub-sections

Logan Jackson continues to make a splash in a sport where Buffalo don't often roam – diving.

April 29, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


PRAYING FOR REIGN

A heavy thunderstorm brought rain, wind and even some hail on Friday, washing out the local sports calendar.

April 25, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


What a relief: Gallagher puts away Cougars

Jack Thomson believes he's found another arm to bolster Sierra's run at a Valley Oak League championship.

April 24, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


Golden chance for Conners

On the diamond, Dakota Conners hasn't made many errors in judgment or position.

April 24, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


Manteca tennis nets share of VOL title

The wall in Frank Fontana's classroom bears the images and years of championships past.

April 24, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


Ripon’s Price puts out flames

MODESTO – One day after his pitching staff was burned by Beyer in a double-digit loss, Jon Manrique did what most do in emergency situations.

April 23, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


Ripon Christian throws top guns at potential SJS playoff foe

WOODLAND – In years past, John De Visser has played his cards close to his chest with Woodland Christian, refusing to throw his top pitchers against a perennial playoff team.

April 23, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


A LESSON IN FOCUS

In post-game huddles at opposite ends of Agostini Field, the coaching staffs for the Manteca and East Union baseball teams delivered the same message.

April 23, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


Indians looking ‘Sharp’ with TVL tourney Monday

OAKDALE – Barring a collapse at the Trans-Valley League Championship, the Ripon High boys golf team has assured itself at least a share of its third straight league crown.

April 23, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


Ripon’s Sharp medals, RC 2nd at Tracy Tournament

TRACY – Nick Sharp's game appears to be peaking at the right time.

April 22, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


East Union blanked by the Tigers

The East Union baseball team won't see Tokay and sophomore pitcher Nick Dentoni the rest of the season, and that's a good thing.

April 18, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


KEEPING TABS

It's a soda addiction of another sort.

April 18, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS


FRESH FACES

If Tuesday's match with Kimball was a barometer for how good East Union can be this season, consider this:

April 16, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


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EU heating up

OAKDALE – It was about this time last year that Olivia Vezaldenos and the East Union girls basketball team began their playoff push.

January 29, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


RC loses T. Vander Molen in win

HUGHSON – Ripon Christian kept its perfect Trans-Valley League record intact but may have lost a key player in the process.

January 29, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


TESTED ON ROAD

LATHROP – Jaelen Ragsdale had his best performance in weeks on a night when Lathrop star Isaiah Ellis struggled just to stay on the court.

January 29, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


OUR KNIGHT

RIPON – Sean Broker burrowed down in the post, a tree standing tall above the Tribe. Austin Alger danced around the perimeter.

January 27, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


Defend The Den: T’wolves snap skid

The Sierra High girls basketball team turned to its defense to snap a five-game losing streak.

January 27, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


Blankers’ defense the difference

RIPON – Physically, Ed Mulder knew Ellen Blankers would be fine following knee surgery in the spring.

January 27, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


RC looks to reverse trend in rivalry

RIPON – The Ripon Christian girls basketball team hasn't had much success this decade against its across-the-street neighbor.

January 26, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


BEST IN TOWN

RIPON – Rod Wright and his staff are in charge of the official book, access to the locker rooms and providing a game ball.

January 26, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


Lathrop United shakes off loss; finishes third at Frazier tourney

A controversial penalty kick may have kept the Lathrop United from a Jim Frazier Tournament championship, but it hardly diminished a banner inaugural season for the boys soccer club.

January 26, 2015 | James Burns | Regional Sports


THE MUSIC MAN RETURNS

East Union celebrated the return of its music man, Jose Baron, this past weekend.

January 25, 2015 | James Burns | NEWS


ACCESS vs. EXCESS

Janice Ward anxiously awaits her day in court with disabled-access advocate and litigious attorney Scott Johnson.

January 24, 2015 | James Burns | NEWS


UNSTOPPABLE

Manteca's Loretta Kakala could feel the anxiety building before the start of Friday's game.

January 23, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


George’s Bikes closing, turns into mobile service

George's Bikes is shuttering its brick-and-mortar location near Ripon's historic downtown.

January 23, 2015 | James Burns | BUSINESS


CITY LIMITS

Loretta Kakala and the Manteca High girls basketball team dispatched one rival and appear ready for another.

January 22, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


IT DIDN’T WORK

EDITOR'S NOTE: The Year of You begins anew with two participants, Jeanette Balmut and Joshua Messersmith. Each will train with a local gym with dueling styles and philosophies over the next 12 months, and their journeys will play out on the pages of the Manteca Bulletin each week.

January 21, 2015 | James Burns | NEWS


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