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Revamped WR learning to play fast

SALIDA – The Weston Ranch boys basketball team won't bully its opponents with its size or bulk or even its varsity experience.

December 31, 2013 | James Burns | High School Sports


THE YEAR OF YOU

Are you feeling the holiday bulge? Have you lost the motivation to exercise or eat properly? Are you desperate for a physical transformation?

December 29, 2013 | James Burns | NEWS


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


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RC looks to reverse trend in rivalry

RIPON – The Ripon Christian girls basketball team hasn't had much success this decade against its across-the-street neighbor.

January 26, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


BEST IN TOWN

RIPON – Rod Wright and his staff are in charge of the official book, access to the locker rooms and providing a game ball.

January 26, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


Lathrop United shakes off loss; finishes third at Frazier tourney

A controversial penalty kick may have kept the Lathrop United from a Jim Frazier Tournament championship, but it hardly diminished a banner inaugural season for the boys soccer club.

January 26, 2015 | James Burns | Regional Sports


THE MUSIC MAN RETURNS

East Union celebrated the return of its music man, Jose Baron, this past weekend.

January 25, 2015 | James Burns | NEWS


ACCESS vs. EXCESS

Janice Ward anxiously awaits her day in court with disabled-access advocate and litigious attorney Scott Johnson.

January 24, 2015 | James Burns | NEWS


UNSTOPPABLE

Manteca's Loretta Kakala could feel the anxiety building before the start of Friday's game.

January 23, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


George’s Bikes closing, turns into mobile service

George's Bikes is shuttering its brick-and-mortar location near Ripon's historic downtown.

January 23, 2015 | James Burns | BUSINESS


CITY LIMITS

Loretta Kakala and the Manteca High girls basketball team dispatched one rival and appear ready for another.

January 22, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


IT DIDN’T WORK

EDITOR'S NOTE: The Year of You begins anew with two participants, Jeanette Balmut and Joshua Messersmith. Each will train with a local gym with dueling styles and philosophies over the next 12 months, and their journeys will play out on the pages of the Manteca Bulletin each week.

January 21, 2015 | James Burns | NEWS


EU’s Riley commits to N’Western

All-Area Girls Golfer of the Year Brooke Riley has committed to Northwestern, one of the top Division I women's golf programs in the nation.

January 21, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


Weston Ranch blows by East Union with balanced scoring

Weston Ranch boys basketball coach Chris Teevan studied his scorebook, marveling at the balance.

January 20, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


GETTING HER GROOVE BACK

EDITOR'S NOTE: The Year of You begins anew with two participants, Jeanette Balmut and Joshua Messersmith. Each will train with a local gym with dueling styles and philosophies over the next 12 months, and their journeys will play out on the pages of the Manteca Bulletin each week. A story on Messermith will appear in Wednesday's Bulletin.

January 20, 2015 | James Burns | NEWS


iRUN

Students at Walter Woodward Elementary gathered on the steps of the school's amphitheater, donning new T-shirts.

January 17, 2015 | James Burns | Education


SIERRA SPRINTS PAST RAIDERS

Typically, coaches will use wind sprints as a way to grab their team's attention.

January 14, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


Lancers overcome foul trouble, Sierra

The fuel light flickered on for the Sierra High girls basketball team just as its bitter rival received two drops of nitro.

January 10, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


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