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Notebook: Sanders shines for Sierra

We knew Sierra's Bryson Sanders would be one of quarterback Jake Pruitt's favorite targets.

September 11, 2013 | James Burns | Sports Columns


What’s all the racquet?

Arabella Whitlock had just one request of her young Lathrop girls tennis team: Hold your racquets back and be ready to hit.

September 11, 2013 | James Burns | High School Sports


ART GRACES NEW STATION

Manteca Fire's newest station won't just look like a home featured in the nearby Del Webb community.

September 10, 2013 | James Burns | NEWS


$2 yard sale buy starts jerky venture

LATHROP – The dream began with a $2 dehydrator, rescued from an assortment of trinkets and toys at a yard sale nearly 20 years ago.

September 10, 2013 | James Burns | NEWS


Garay passes, runs for TD in Jags’ loss

ATWATER – Angel Garay accounted for two touchdowns, but couldn't save the Manteca Jaguars junior varsity team from defeat Saturday.

September 10, 2013 | James Burns | Regional Sports


UPLIFTING GESTURE

Destiny Herrera spent most of her Monday asleep in bed, weary from the weekend's festivities.

September 10, 2013 | James Burns | NEWS


LONG NIGHT

Manteca football coach Eric Reis wanted the ball in the hands of quarterback Joe Menzel. Simple as that.

September 07, 2013 | James Burns | High School Football


Spartans shoot for tourney title

MODESTO – Lenny Lial took one look at the Gustine bench, teeming with fresh legs, and thought the worst.

September 07, 2013 | James Burns | High School Sports


Teeing off on T-shirt line

Time for Brock Elliott's "Back to School" committee to go back to the drawing board.

September 06, 2013 | James Burns | Around Town


Manteca’s Music Man

Manteca doesn't want to see the music die. Not from Darryl Bain's accordion, anyway.

September 06, 2013 | James Burns | Around Town


In-Shape’s Fit Challenge

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September 06, 2013 | James Burns | Around Town


Former Sequoia School teacher authors book

Tom Hoskins remembers Manteca fondly.

September 06, 2013 | James Burns | Around Town


CORE seeing results

Have you lost some weight, Manteca?

September 06, 2013 | James Burns | Around Town


Manteca Jaguars pummel Livingston in program-wide sweep

The Manteca Jaguars put on offensive displays at every level en route to a sweep of the Livingston Wolves last weekend.

September 06, 2013 | James Burns | Regional Sports


Destiny hopes to make folks aware that kids get cancer

Like a balloon caught in the wind, bouncing from cloud to cloud, Destiny's challenge can be seen from parts of the country.

September 05, 2013 | James Burns | NEWS


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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


Down 15, Ripon Christian rallies for win

RIPON – Billy Marr engineered two scoring drives in the final three minutes as Ripon Christian completed a come-from-behind victory on Friday evening.

October 10, 2014 | James Burns | High School Football


BIG MEN ON CAMPUS

For three years, Billy Sharmoug and Isaac McClain were the big men on the Manteca High campus.

October 09, 2014 | James Burns | High School Football


Charles, Soto will play Saturday

It looks like the Manteca High football team will have its big stars for the big game.

October 07, 2014 | James Burns | High School Football


Family rocked by Dean’s sudden death; needs help with funeral

Angelica Dean was, by all accounts, caring, selfless and hardworking, and the longtime Manteca resident used those traits to build a career in assisting the elderly.

October 04, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS


Merced: People + ideas + support = success

MERCED – The lobby at Coffee Bandits froths with conversation of all flavors, and it's not uncommon to find those on divergent paths sharing creamers.

October 04, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS


Victory began with promises

Jeff Harbison pointed to the scoreboard hanging over the crowd at Daniel Teicheira Memorial Stadium, inviting everyone to take one last look.

October 04, 2014 | James Burns | High School Football


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