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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


Respect shared by TVL’s best

Chris Johnson and Frank Marques' relationship extends beyond the painted sidelines and stands of the football field.

October 18, 2013 | James Burns | High School Football


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


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Dust settles from ‘epic’ VOL opener

It's being billed as an "epic" football game, an "instant classic" between two perennial powers.

September 30, 2014 | James Burns | Sports Columns


Manteca QB shows mettle in painful loss

MODESTO – Dakarai Charles stood near the 40-yard line, watching Central Catholic chew up the fourth quarter clock.

September 27, 2014 | James Burns | High School Football


Savage Fitness set to celebrate 1-year birthday

Ray Gonzalez's dream of personal training was always bigger than a garage gym.

September 26, 2014 | James Burns | Around Town


Vermeulen, RC defense anchor win

MARIPOSA - At 6-foot-5 with a super-stretch wingspan, Lukas Vermeulen cuts an imposing figure in the goal.

September 26, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


Doyle is low medalist again for Sierra golf

McKenna Doyle set the curve and the Sierra girls golf team followed suit in a 243-395 Valley Oak League victory over Weston Ranch.

September 26, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


Buffs to face state champs in VOL opener

Ask Manteca coach Eric Reis what impresses him most about Central Catholic and the answer stretches on and on.

September 25, 2014 | James Burns | High School Football


Weston Ranch, Lathrop limp into Battle of I-5

STOCKTON – One suffered a flat last week, stalling out in Modesto. The other has taken a while to warm up.

September 25, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


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


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