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East Union limping into second game without key starters

With the game slipping away, East Union football coach Willie Herrera turned his attention to the ambulance near the north end zone.

September 05, 2013 | James Burns | High School Football


Officials collect record rate of infected mosquitoes

Mosquitoes are all the buzz these days, turning up in record numbers throughout the country.

September 04, 2013 | James Burns | NEWS


Lancers capture crown at Officials Tourney

MODESTO – The season is young, but Rich Posz can already see the growth in his team.

September 04, 2013 | James Burns | High School Sports


Ripon 3rd at Husky Cup; ‘good day’ for Knights

HUIGHSON - A questionable call kept the Ripon High boys soccer team from playing for a championship on Saturday.

September 02, 2013 | James Burns | High School Sports


Young,talented Cougars take Stagg tourney

STOCKTON - Two days into their first varsity soccer season and the much ballyhooed junior class at Weston Ranch has a title.

September 02, 2013 | James Burns | High School Sports


STIFF-ARMED

Zach Magana has studied from the best in the country, quarterbacks with champion pedigrees and shelves full of trophies.

August 31, 2013 | James Burns | High School Football


Fryer facing life away from football field

Lost in all the buzz surrounding the start of football season are those like Beau Fryer.

August 31, 2013 | James Burns | NEWS


Grapes: It’s time to pick the vines

In June, sun-baked vineyards in Northern California waited ... and waited ... and waited for Mother Nature to shower their crops.

August 30, 2013 | James Burns | LIVING IN 209


A to Z guide to season

A is for Abeyta. Former Ripon High football coach Manuel Abeyta passed away on Aug. 4. Though he never coached Chris Johnson, he was instrumental in welcoming the Indians' current head coach to the community in 1983.

August 29, 2013 | James Burns | Prep Football Preview


Family Tradition

Billy Sharmoug is one of the strongest linemen to ever play for Manteca High coach Eric Reis.

August 29, 2013 | James Burns | Prep Football Preview


Technology changes game - High-Def

On a sticky summer afternoon, the familiar sights and sounds of football season return to this Central Valley stadium.

August 29, 2013 | James Burns | Prep Football Preview


PRICE OF ADMISSION

RIPON – When Chris Johnson says he's worked closely with Ripon quarterback Nick Price, he's not fudging.

August 29, 2013 | James Burns | Prep Football Preview


REMEMBER THE NAME

They've toiled in the shadows of others. They've struggled with injury and doubt and distractions, and have left their pain on the weight-room floor. Through it all, they've kept their focus on fall's Friday night lights, emerging as captains and leaders and MVP types. This is their time now – everyone's sure of it – so remember the names. Introducing 2013's breakout performers:

August 29, 2013 | James Burns | Prep Football Preview


RC TALKIN’ TITLE

RIPON – Andrew Brown will be the focal point of opposing defenses this season.

August 29, 2013 | James Burns | Prep Football Preview


NEW DUDE ON RANCH

WESTON RANCH – Seth Davis wants to build a legacy on a South Stockton campus accustomed to uneven results and change.

August 29, 2013 | James Burns | Prep Football Preview


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Articles By Author - James Burns


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


Extra duty for Buff responsible for extra points

The two-point conversion has long been the nemesis of Manteca High football coach Eric Reis.

September 09, 2014 | James Burns | Sports Columns


CHARLES IN CHARGE

Manteca High coach Eric Reis put the headphones away at the half.

September 06, 2014 | James Burns | High School Football


Buffs No.7 in Norcal D2

Despite heavy graduation losses, the Manteca High football team has begun the season on the watch list for a CIF State Bowl berth.

September 05, 2014 | James Burns | High School Football


Grid lock: NPGL cancels matches

The National Pro Grid League has canceled its next two competitions, including the match between the San Francisco Fire and Boston Irons on Sunday.

September 05, 2014 | James Burns | Regional Sports


MOVING FORWARD

Manteca High striker Marcus Montano trotted off the field with about five minutes left in Wednesday's match.

September 04, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


MHS freshman add Gregori to schedule

The Manteca High freshman football team has filled the vacancy on its schedule.

September 04, 2014 | James Burns | High School Football


Johnson lauds Sierra’s McCray

Costco has just about anything you could ever imagine, including compliments.

September 03, 2014 | James Burns | High School Football


HITCHCOCK ON FIRE

He bounced near the starting line - wrists wrapped, hands covered in powder. The entire arena bounced along with him.

September 02, 2014 | James Burns | Sports Columns


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