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Ripon High ‘Coin War’ breaks out

Drake Vizarra and the Ripon High student body want your coins and they're willing to go to great lengths to get them, too.

February 04, 2014 | James Burns | Ripon News


Gap atop VOL closer than it appears

Don't let the records fool you.

February 01, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


Sierra’s Fontanilla, Griffin shine at Teen Gauntlet

By JAMES BURNS

January 30, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


‘CRAPPIE’ SITUATION

The running joke among John Geurin's buddies is that the retired 60-year-old could catch a fish anywhere.

January 30, 2014 | James Burns | Local Columns


Visit the river . . . while it’s still there

"Get a running start and leap," shouted the bobbing head in the water below, "but make sure you clear the pump or we're all in trouble."

January 29, 2014 | James Burns | Local Columns


FOCUSING ON CHANGE

Horst Bauer doesn't claim to have all the answers when it comes to global issues or even those close to home.

January 25, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS


Specialists say allergy season has come early

Meteorologists, farmers and skiers aren't the only ones praying for wet weather.

January 22, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS


Subtle changes after just five workouts

By the end of her first workout at CORE Athletic Performance, Susan McCreath thought she might be sick in the parking lot.

January 22, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS


Brassy band to play Legion Hall

Manteca's downtown corridor will be filled with the sound of horns and trumpets on Sunday evening.

January 21, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS


Boys & Girls kids celebrate MLK with service

John Scharf gathered a group of children outside the gym doors, handing out garbage bags and a history lesson.

January 21, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS


Former Mr. Real Estate now motivates

RIPON – Tim Rhode returned to the valley on Thursday, equipped with an abundance of energy, a set of slides and a message: Plan for tomorrow.

January 18, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS


NINER MAN CAVE

There are red flags everywhere you look around the O'Neill household. But just in case you weren't sure how deep their love for the San Francisco 49ers runs, Kevin O'Neill raised another.

January 17, 2014 | James Burns | LIVING IN 209


A car sale that packs a punch

The showroom floor at Phil Waterford's Manteca Ford is set to receive a car like no other in the world.

January 17, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS


COOL HAND LUKE

A spot-up shooter with a spot of blood on his cheek gave East Union a victory it desperately needed.

January 15, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


Daughter’s injury inspires chef Midgley

Michael Midgley will make good on a promise this weekend.

January 14, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS


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Articles By Author - James Burns


ROUND TWO

A year ago, Manteca put an emphatic stamp on its fourth Sac-Joaquin Section championship with a runaway victory over a first-time finalist.

November 21, 2014 | James Burns | High School Football


Calling on young guns for playoff run

Sophomores have long been a part of Sierra's winning formula this season, but when Brandon Arreola burst around the corner and into the end zone this was something new.

November 20, 2014 | James Burns | High School Football


SWEET MUSIC

He calls out the play, standing tall in his stance, signaling each member of his team with smooth arm strokes.

November 20, 2014 | James Burns | Education


GETTING HER KICKS

Behind the goal posts, shagging footballs blasted through the uprights during warm-ups, Sierra's Marissa LaQuaglia makes no illusions about her role on Friday nights.

November 19, 2014 | James Burns | High School Football


Former area stars shine in college

Former Weston Ranch point guard Eric Duncan left the city of Stockton with big aspirations. He packed his bag, grabbed his basketball and held tight to his Division I dreams.

November 19, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


Running to keep memory of beloved teacher alive

EDITOR'S NOTE: This article first appeared in the Nov. 8, 2013 edition of the Manteca Bulletin. It has been modified to accommodate Sunday's second annual Heller E. Lipsett Memorial.

November 19, 2014 | James Burns | Local Columns


TOUGH BREAK

Brooke Riley stood over a nasty 4-foot putt with a clear understanding of what it meant.

November 18, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


Cougar Country

All season long, they've carried themselves like MVPs, making the tough calls and taking the tough shots.

November 18, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


LIPSETT’S RUN

McParland Principal Dale Borgeson came up with the vision for his school's next health and fitness project.

November 18, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS


Sierra not content with win

Confetti wafted in the air above the home bleachers and players were met with hugs and high-fives at every turn.

November 15, 2014 | James Burns | High School Football


No. 2 Sierra better against the Spread

By now, the Sac-Joaquin Section football playoff brackets have been dissected and analyzed by anyone with a rooting interest or a job to do.

November 13, 2014 | James Burns | High School Football


Scudder, defense lift Ripon into D2 final

ROCKLIN – The morning commute couldn't have gone much worse for the Ripon High boys water polo team.

November 13, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


Weston Ranch, RC take aim at SJS titles

The Ripon Christian boys soccer program has waited nearly 20 years for an opportunity to win another Sac-Joaquin Section championship.

November 13, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


RC reaches D7 final thanks to Colyn’s spark

RIPON - Kyle Colyn's cheek twitched with nervous excitement and it was all he could do to suppress a smile.

November 12, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


KIN-NECTION

RIPON - When you're cousins, so close in age and interests you may as well be brothers, you develop certain advantages in the athletic arena.

November 11, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


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