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LG hits with 1-2 punch

Christian Williams might be the most dynamic return man in the nation. On one leg even.

November 07, 2013 | James Burns | High School Football


120+ RIDE THE TIDE

Frank Alvarado couldn't believe his eyes as he rolled into the parking lot at Library Park for the start of Saturday's "Ride the Tide."

November 05, 2013 | James Burns | NEWS


Smiling ‘til state

RIPON – For most of the afternoon, Brooke Riley greeted every shot, whether good or bad, with the same blank expression.

November 04, 2013 | James Burns | High School Sports


UNSUNG HEROES

The lights to Daniel Teicheira Memorial Stadium remained lit hours after a rivalry was put to rest early Saturday morning.

November 03, 2013 | James Burns | High School Football


Manteca’s ‘old dogs’ relying on youth

The gray in his stubble gives him away. Still, Manteca High defensive coordinator Rick James admits …

November 02, 2013 | James Burns | Sports Columns


Gotcha covered, coach

Neil MacDannald fired a deep ball down the sideline, leaving just enough air underneath it for safety Elijah Cooper to slide over.

November 01, 2013 | James Burns | High School Football


One game at a time for Knights

They've been on a collision course for months, but Ripon Christian and Le Grand still have one game left before their worlds collide.

October 30, 2013 | James Burns | High School Football


MASL: Fury unleashed in win

Ivy Benson and Tyanne Woodyard-Smith scored two goals apiece as the Manteca Fury under-19 girls soccer team distanced themselves from the Manteca Revolution on Saturday, 6-1.

October 30, 2013 | James Burns | SPORTS


Ride the Tide: Fighting cancer

The fund-raising season is demanding of its champion.

October 30, 2013 | James Burns | NEWS


The biggest losers are big winners

Robert Iniquez will take the next few months to reflect on his first foray into weight-loss competitions.

October 30, 2013 | James Burns | NEWS


Funny thing happened on the way

His shoes and wallet have been designed tastefully for a man of his profession.

October 27, 2013 | James Burns | NEWS


Redemption rout for RC

RIPON – A year ago, Waterford denied Ripon Christian its first outright Southern League football championship with a stunning late-season defeat.

October 26, 2013 | James Burns | High School Football


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


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Sierra’s Rosendin named VOL’s Model Coach of the Year

Sierra cross country coach Mike Rosendin has been named the Valley Oak League Model Coach of the Year for 2014-15.

October 24, 2014 | James Burns | Sports Columns


QB Charles setting pace for MHS ‘O’

When Manteca coach Eric Reis sat Dakarai Charles for the first half against Lathrop, he hoped to rest his quarterback's banged-up knee.

October 23, 2014 | James Burns | High School Football


Unheralded WR shined vs. Oakdale

Oakdale refused to let Hunter Johnson, a preseason all-Sac-Joaquin Section selection at wide receiver, beat them through the air.

October 23, 2014 | James Burns | High School Football


Ripon’s next opponent lacks depth, not talent

RIPON – When Ryan Fugit looks at film of Modesto Christian, the Ripon star sees flashes of monsters past.

October 23, 2014 | James Burns | High School Football


It’s got check time for Knights following defeat

RIPON – The air of confidence has been sucked out of the Ripon Christian locker room.

October 22, 2014 | James Burns | High School Football


Gray visits Brock Elliot this Friday

It's been nearly a decade since she's stepped foot on this wind-swept campus, but Chelsea Gray can remember her time inside these brick-facade buildings with vivid clarity.

October 22, 2014 | James Burns | Sports Columns


East Union part of ‘discussion’ despite injuries

East Union has won three games for the first time under fourth-year football coach Willie Herrera.

October 21, 2014 | James Burns | Sports Columns


No matter what: T’wolves resilient

Let's play a word association game, shall we? When I say "Sierra High football," what adjectives and superlatives spring to mind?

October 18, 2014 | James Burns | High School Football


HERE TO STAY

In nearly a decade at his post, Sierra head coach Jeff Harbison has rarely dipped into his lower-levels for talent.

October 17, 2014 | James Burns | High School Football


THE OTHER BIG GAME

It might be the best matchup no one's talking about, and that's OK with East Union coach Willie Herrera.

October 16, 2014 | James Burns | High School Football


TEACHING MOMENTS

LATHROP – On Friday, there wasn't much that went right for the Lathrop football team and its daring quarterback, Diego Chavez

October 15, 2014 | James Burns | High School Football


THE INTERVIEW

Chelsea Gray was destined to assist others, whether by pass or by lesson. The former Brock Elliott Elementary School student has succeeded at basketball's highest levels, winning state championships at

October 14, 2014 | James Burns | Regional Sports


He makes bread selling cookbook

Boulanger Mike Kalanty never thought he'd be a writer, per se.

October 14, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS


NFL experience saves day for MHS

SANTA CLARA - Neil MacDannald traced his way through the belly of Levi's Stadium, distancing himself from a 42-21 loss to a bitter rival.

October 13, 2014 | James Burns | Sports Columns


Sophomore hits ground running

LATHROP – Statistically, it might have been Devin Nunez's worst performance under center for Sierra.

October 11, 2014 | James Burns | High School Football


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