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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


SAVE A PAIR

There is Helen and there is Grace – the iconic women of the CrossFit culture.

October 07, 2013 | James Burns | NEWS


Champs roll up Cougs

STOCKTON – Weston Ranch High's top playmaker sat in the stands, dressed in street clothes with an undisclosed injury.

October 05, 2013 | James Burns | High School Football


JROTC will present colors for Raiders

The Weston Ranch JROTC program's pinnacle moment was nearly dashed by, of all things, Major League Baseball.

October 05, 2013 | James Burns | NEWS


Pump sinks use of Ripon pool

RIPON – They are fish out of water, forced to find relief at high school swimming pools not their own.

October 01, 2013 | James Burns | Ripon News


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Weston Ranch ill-prepared in loss to Spartans

MODESTO – Two high school football programs looking to change their stars collided on Friday evening at Modesto Junior College.

September 20, 2014 | James Burns | High School Football


Knights can’t dig out of early hole

Travis Vander Molen found the back of the net twice as the Ripon Christian boys soccer team nearly erased a three-goal deficit in a 5-3 loss to visiting Delhi on Thursday.

September 19, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


EU’s bulldog on the sideline

Bulldogs don't belong in a catbird seat, so East Union defensive coordinator Jason Stock's decision to leave the press box should come as no surprise.

September 16, 2014 | James Burns | Sports Columns


CHALLENGE ACCEPTED

East Union coach Willie Herrera put the future of the football program on the shoulders of a sophomore quarterback.

September 13, 2014 | James Burns | High School Football


Holly Rochelle’s birthday dance

The Holly Rochelle Dance Company will celebrate its one-year anniversary on Sunday with a twist only a dancer could pull off.

September 11, 2014 | James Burns | Local Business


The Interview with Jack Miller

Jack Miller recently retired from Manteca High, where the History teacher spent more than 30 years as an assistant coach with the football team. Miller was a part of four Sac-Joaquin Section championship teams and was twice voted Best of Manteca's Best Local Coach. Now City of Manteca Hall of Famer pays close attention to his yards, his golf game and granddaughter.

September 11, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


Conditioning concerns EU coach Herrera

Willie Herrera knows just how close his East Union football team came to winning its season opener two weeks ago.

September 11, 2014 | James Burns | High School Football


Buffs knock off rust

The Manteca High boys soccer team took full advantage of its first practice in nearly a week.

September 11, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


Extra duty for Buff responsible for extra points

The two-point conversion has long been the nemesis of Manteca High football coach Eric Reis.

September 09, 2014 | James Burns | Sports Columns


CHARLES IN CHARGE

Manteca High coach Eric Reis put the headphones away at the half.

September 06, 2014 | James Burns | High School Football


Buffs No.7 in Norcal D2

Despite heavy graduation losses, the Manteca High football team has begun the season on the watch list for a CIF State Bowl berth.

September 05, 2014 | James Burns | High School Football


Grid lock: NPGL cancels matches

The National Pro Grid League has canceled its next two competitions, including the match between the San Francisco Fire and Boston Irons on Sunday.

September 05, 2014 | James Burns | Regional Sports


MOVING FORWARD

Manteca High striker Marcus Montano trotted off the field with about five minutes left in Wednesday's match.

September 04, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


MHS freshman add Gregori to schedule

The Manteca High freshman football team has filled the vacancy on its schedule.

September 04, 2014 | James Burns | High School Football


Johnson lauds Sierra’s McCray

Costco has just about anything you could ever imagine, including compliments.

September 03, 2014 | James Burns | High School Football


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