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IN A KNIFE FIGHT

If Mike Midgley has a future in television, he's not saying.

October 25, 2013 | James Burns | NEWS


Jr. Buffs ready for Battle of Beasts

The Manteca Junior Buffaloes varsity team sharpened its teeth for this weekend's Battle of the Beasts with a 34-7 win over the Merced Bears.

October 22, 2013 | James Burns | Regional Sports


Indians’ run over at 21

HILMAR – Nick Price shouted until his voice went hoarse, imploring his defense to come up with one last stop.

October 19, 2013 | James Burns | High School Football


Respect shared by TVL’s best

Chris Johnson and Frank Marques' relationship extends beyond the painted sidelines and stands of the football field.

October 18, 2013 | James Burns | High School Football


Young QBs on display in Hilmar

The success of Hilmar High's spread offense has been tied to two of the Valley's top quarterbacks.

October 16, 2013 | James Burns | High School Football


ALL TIED UP

Juan Acosta tumbled to the turf following the final whistle, wearing a look of frustration.

October 15, 2013 | James Burns | High School Sports


One-man show too much for Cowboys

Manteca Cowboys president Eddie Lopez spouted all the usual superlatives to describe his opponent following a 41-27 loss on Saturday.

October 15, 2013 | James Burns | Regional Sports


’Cats can’t catch Frisby; Jr. Buffs roll

The Manteca Junior Buffaloes bounced back from their only loss of the season with a simple formula on Saturday in a 46-8 victory over the Los Banos Wildcats.

October 15, 2013 | James Burns | Regional Sports


How would you like to die?

"We can make your eye pop out of the socket and hang there up against your cheek. ... I've got a brain you can carry around. ... We can also make it look like the bone is popping out."

October 12, 2013 | James Burns | LIVING IN 209


SOAK IT IN, REIS

OAKDALE – Eric Reis closed his postgame speech on Friday evening with three very apt words for his program:

October 12, 2013 | James Burns | High School Football


The zombie was having fun . . .

Employee handbooks don't have protocols for apocalyptic episodes.

October 11, 2013 | James Burns | NEWS


BUFFS INVADE CORRAL

Manteca High football coach Eris Reis is on the cusp win No. 100 in a decorated coaching career that has spanned 12 seasons at his alma mater.

October 11, 2013 | James Burns | High School Football


Tree remembers beloved Lincoln School vice principal

In time, the crepe myrtle plunged into the ground at Lincoln Elementary School will bloom beautiful pink flowers.

October 10, 2013 | James Burns | Education


Dynamic duo shoots for repeat

Bryan Ramos is humble but relentless, a goal-thirsty striker who won't give up on a play, a run or a teammate.

October 08, 2013 | James Burns | High School Sports


Stampede bucks Jr. Buffs in battle of unbeatens

Gino Campiotti tossed two touchdowns but the Manteca Junior Buffaloes couldn't match scores with the Oakdale Stampede in a 36-14 loss.

October 08, 2013 | James Burns | Regional Sports


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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


SHE’S THE BEST: IT FIGURES

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


KID AT HEART

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


SINK OR WIN

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


MAKING HISTORY

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


BANNER SEASON

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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