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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


THE $2,000 SKATEBOARD

"Do I hear $10? … How about $20? … $100? … $1,000?"

October 01, 2013 | James Burns | NEWS


Reis on cusp of 100th win for Buffs

When it comes to comparing coaching careers, others are green with envy.

October 01, 2013 | James Burns | High School Football


CHEERING AT RAIDERS GAME

It took the Manteca High cheer program exactly four minutes to leave a lasting impression on the Oakland Raiderettes.

September 30, 2013 | James Burns | NEWS


Ice cream benefit raises over $1,000; gives Kassner hope

Kallie Kassner endures through the pain, the quarter-inch of small intestine protruding through her abdomen wall and the pouch that collects the waste.

September 30, 2013 | James Burns | NEWS


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MANTECA'S CHRISTMAS ANGELS

Contrary to popular belief, Santa's helpers come in all shapes and sizes.

December 20, 2014 | James Burns | Local Columns


Cougars, Ragsdale blow out Madera

FRESNO – Jaelen Ragsdale scored 25 points to lead four players in double figures as the Weston Ranch boys basketball team cruised to victory in the opening round of the Holiday Invitational Tournament.

December 17, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


Gray to test knee in Israel

Two knee surgeries in less than a year nearly shattered Chelsea Gray's confidence.

December 17, 2014 | James Burns | Pro Sports


Stallings, Hawks soar past Manteca

In time, the Manteca High basketball team may compete with the big boys of the Sac-Joaquin Section.

December 17, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


Spartans push BC; limp home winless

STOCKTON - The fall from grace has been sudden and swift for the Lathrop boys basketball team, but coach Nate McGrath can see the potential in all the losses.

December 16, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


MFC Bayern Munich 16s celebrate first victory

Eriq Kurys spent an entire season on the backline for the Sierra High soccer team, emerging as an all-Valley Oak League caliber defender.

December 16, 2014 | James Burns | Regional Sports


Giving gift of memory with CDs

In her final months, Frances Loureiro may have forgotten the lyrics to her favorite songs, but the beat and rhythm reverberated through her soul, connecting her with family and friends one last time.

December 13, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS


Honoring valor in flight

Kevin Custer clutched the microphone in one hand, thanking those that came before him – his father, his grandfathers, his uncles and his cousins – for bringing him to this moment.

December 11, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS


Denman celebrates 100th birthday today

Milestone birthdays beg for more than one bash.

December 11, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS


WHERE’S THE LOVE?

The Ripon Christian boys soccer team rolled to Southern League and Sac-Joaquin Section championships, chasing only history throughout its magical run.

December 10, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


Paschini picks up ice-cold Indians

RIPON - Rod Wright can't remember a team from his past that has shot as poorly to start a season as his current club.

December 09, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


Manteca FC seeks teams for annual 6v6 tournament

The Manteca Futbol Club will host the 3rd annual Riley Simmons 6v6 Shootout on Jan. 31 at Woodward Park.

December 09, 2014 | James Burns | Regional Sports


Prep rivals united with Manteca FC U-16 team

Though these young high school rivals have been club teammates for only a month, Manteca Futbol Club coach Ronnie Green says the bond amongst his 16-year-olds is strong.

December 05, 2014 | James Burns | Regional Sports


MHS bench keys win vs. Lincoln in opener

Brett Lewis got an early test of his team's depth in a 70-56 victory over Lincoln of Stockton, and the first-year coach was pleased with what he discovered.

November 30, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


RISE AND GRIND

It used to be that, right about now, Jordan Kron would be shelving his soccer cleats for sneakers and a basketball, trading one starring role for another at East Union.

November 26, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


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