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RING LEADERS

For months, Billy Sharmoug stepped to the microphone and stumped for teammate Alex Laurel.

December 28, 2013 | James Burns | High School Football


FORGOTTEN SPACES

History often hides in plain sight, and that's true of Manteca's downtown corridor and surrounding neighborhood. The Bulletin recently took a tour of the old Independent Order of Odd Fellows building, once widely considered the city's social epicenter, unlocking memories of an older generation.

December 25, 2013 | James Burns | NEWS


Rich history overlooks downtown Manteca

Sometimes you stumble upon a stranger who opens your eyes to a world hiding in plain sight.

December 25, 2013 | James Burns | NEWS


AIMING HIGH

Surrounded by teammates who made the hours-long drive to cheer her on at the CIF State Championships, a defeated Brooke Riley finally let her guard down.

December 24, 2013 | James Burns | High School Sports


WORSE THAN A BEE STING

STOCKTON – Jacob LeDon cursed the night sky, his mighty Manteca Buffaloes helpless against the game clock.

December 16, 2013 | James Burns | High School Football


Mind game: Enterprise takes advantage of Buffs’ meltdown

STOCKTON – Jacob LeDon cursed the night sky, his mighty Manteca Buffaloes helpless against the game clock.

December 15, 2013 | James Burns | High School Football


BLD blue calls 5,000 game

Todd Felis hung up his glove and spikes in 2005, following one last softball tournament in Florida.

December 13, 2013 | James Burns | High School Sports


BUFFALO ’BACKERS

Jake LeDon shuffles the defense around with a broken hand wrapped in padding and bandages.

December 12, 2013 | James Burns | High School Football


NEW STANDARD

Alex Laurel was locked in competition with Lonny Powell, Kalen McDonald and the rest of the Sacramento defense, but everything he chased was standing on the sideline.

December 11, 2013 | James Burns | High School Football


OLD GEEZERS

John Perez Sr. pulled into the stadium parking lot nearly three hours before kickoff and was still tardy to the tailgate party.

December 10, 2013 | James Burns | Local Columns


Menzel’s tweet ringin’ true for section champs

STOCKTON – Billy Sharmoug and Elijah Cooper tugged at the corners of the blue banner, jostling for possession of football's ultimate keepsake.

December 07, 2013 | James Burns | Sports Columns


Buffs take section by storm

STOCKTON – The Manteca High football team claimed its third Sac-Joaquin Section championship in eight years, routing Sacramento 49-6 in a driving rain at Alex G. Spanos Stadium.

December 07, 2013 | James Burns | NEWS


Manteca folks come through for 200 families

Nearly 200 more families will enjoy a Thanksgiving Day turkey thanks to the sacrifice of many over the weekend.

November 25, 2013 | James Burns | Around Town


Turkey Day Throwdown

The Turkey Day Throwdown crowned two winners: Sean Sanders, Marco Marchinni and Catie Marchinni in the scaled division; and Mark Gonzales, Matt Tafoya and Jazz Herrera in the RX'd division.

November 25, 2013 | James Burns | Around Town


Lipsett Memorial

Ben Theiss' quick assessment of the inaugural Heller Lipsett Memorial Run, which took place Sunday:

November 25, 2013 | James Burns | Around Town


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Articles By Author - James Burns


RISE AND GRIND

It used to be that, right about now, Jordan Kron would be shelving his soccer cleats for sneakers and a basketball, trading one starring role for another at East Union.

November 26, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


BOUNTIFUL HARVEST

Larry Albers saunters out of his home along Woodward Avenue like some dusty old cowboy. His hands tucked into his jeans, a hard day's work painted across his face.

November 23, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS


Buffaloes upended by Sacramento

Down to their final play, Dakarai Charles threw toward the corner of the end zone with confidence.

November 22, 2014 | James Burns | High School Football


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


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