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Canales set to kick it in North Dakota

One of the season's indelible moments is of Sierra's Sydnee Canales lacing a deep left-footed shot on goal to earn a draw at Oakdale.

May 21, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


Cuneo chooses Pacific over So. Oregon

Clay Cuneo's mind was made up.

May 21, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


ONE OF MANY?

STOCKTON – She came. She saw. She conquered.

May 18, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


Knights snare D7 crown in PK shootout

STOCKTON – Abby Buitrago calmly stepped to the penalty stripe, spotting the ball and her place in Ripon Christian's storied athletic history.

May 18, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


From Park Avenue to park bench

Crouched forward in his seat, shoulders slumped toward the table, Doug Borges rubs calloused hands against one another.

May 17, 2014 | James Burns | Local Columns


‘Banner’ season for three?

A banner season for local girls soccer culminates today with three Sac-Joaquin Section championship games at two sites.

May 17, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


REMEMBERING

Art Smith isn't asking for much – just a few hours of your time, twisting screws and swinging a hammer.

May 15, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS


1 with a BULLET

When she was little, on the cusp of becoming a Division I-caliber player, Isela Rivera's father would keep the budding young striker reaching and wanting and hungry with the Three Bs speech.

May 15, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


WATER WORK

Coaches Chabre Basile, Jason Beier and Niki DeGeorge helped return the Manteca Dolphins swim team to prominence in 2013.

May 14, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


WORK LIKE WALLACE

There are dynamic strikers and then there are determined strikers.

May 13, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


RC falls flat in play-in game

RIPON – The players gathered in shallow left field with their heads hung low, waiting … and waiting … and waiting for their skipper's final thoughts.

May 13, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


Manteca’s Jackson 6th at dive finals

SACRAMENTO - Manteca High sophomore Logan Jackson capped her season with a sixth-place showing at the Sac-Joaquin Section junior varsity dive championships this past weekend.

May 13, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


Single mom took on the challenges

When Kathy Beer Napolitano became pregnant, she made the difficult decision to leave the Air Force.

May 09, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS


East Union back in semis

Watched closely by two and sometimes three defenders, Isela Rivera has had to find creative ways to keep the East Union offense moving forward this season.

May 09, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


SHE'S A KEEPER

When the soccer season began, the lanky junior patrolling the net for Manteca High was a bona fide star … on the volleyball court.

May 08, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


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HUNGRY FOR MORE

Victor Polanco won't even touch the question.

April 27, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


RC dismisses Vander Molen as head coach

After two decades with the program, Ron Vander Molen is no longer the boys varsity basketball coach at Ripon Christian.

April 25, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


‘Wrong Arm’ lifts Knights to series win

RIPON – Jon De Visser has learned to embrace the zaniness of "Wrong Arm," his playful nickname for left-hander Connor McGovern.

April 25, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


Late arrival has given Sierra a boost

Jack Thomson encourages today's student-athletes to play as many sports as possible, but as the baseball coach of several basketball players, the longtime Sierra High skipper has also been a victim of that phenomena.

April 24, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


Brock Elliott students Love Manteca

Plant a seed.

April 23, 2015 | James Burns | NEWS


ON THE PROWL

Steven Rios was so fired up for Wednesday's clash with Oakdale that he could feel his body tightening up in the batter's box.

April 23, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


Streaky Indians working out kinks

RIPON - In seven innings against a defending Sac-Joaquin Section champion, Ripon coach Jon Manrique bore witness to the very best and worst of his baseball team.

April 23, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


Expert to offer free advice at Manteca

National speaker and former collegiate athletic director Jack Renkens is bringing his no-nonsense insight on the world of college recruiting to Manteca High.

April 22, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


BATTLE TESTED

RIPON - Manteca High freshman Kyle Rachels showed maturity well beyond his years, pitching four-plus innings of long relief.

April 21, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


Another Buff to Mayville

Mayville State University coach John Haines made the 1,900-mile trip to the Family City equipped with only a simple pitch.

April 21, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


Riponites finish Boston Marathon

Tiffany McBroom and Ramona Huerta can cross the Boston Marathon off their running bucket list.

April 21, 2015 | James Burns | Around Town


Raiders rally past Manteca for series split

Ronaldo Tijero charged the dribbling baseball, bare-handing it halfway up the third-base line before releasing a rocket across the diamond.

April 18, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


RUN TO REMEMBER

Turns out, Tiffany McBroom was a natural.

April 18, 2015 | James Burns | NEWS


Cameras focus on ‘Kicking for Cure’

Justin Coenenberg and the Manteca High girls soccer team will make their TV debut on Monday morning.

April 18, 2015 | James Burns | NEWS


PEDAL TO THE METTLE

The English Coonhound settles in the Central Valley sun, sprawling out across a lane in the Best Western parking lot.

April 17, 2015 | James Burns | Local Columns


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