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Buffs shine on new courts

By JAMES BURNS

March 06, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


MICKEY MOMENT

RIPON – For months, Riley Simmons has been kept indoors and under close supervision while she underwent treatment for a brain tumor.

March 04, 2014 | James Burns | Local Columns


Rough debut for T’wolves; Lathrop win unravels late

TURLOCK – It wasn't the clean start Sierra skipper Jack Thomson had hoped for.

March 04, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


FOUL TASTE

RIVERBANK – The Lathrop boys basketball team began the night a man down.

March 01, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


Healing Hands

For as long as she can remember, Kathy Rich has been good with her hands.

February 28, 2014 | James Burns | LIVING IN 209


MUSD grounds feeling pressure to conserve water

The pressure on John Lopez has never felt greater.

February 28, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS


Futbol Club helps Manteca families with cancer battle

The Manteca Futbol Club scored major points with families outside of its soccer circle over the weekend.

February 27, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS


Frozen from the field

The knot on his tie had been pulled loose. The top button of his shirt unclipped.

February 27, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


Retired Sequoia teacher hits bricks to pitch book

A retired Manteca Unified School District teacher is learning that the life of a self-published author isn't without its drama and mystery.

February 26, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS


Alexander great in final 80 seconds

STOCKTON – Elisabeth Alexander sold the pump fake, lifting her defender into the air.

February 26, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


His art graces garbage trucks

Make room, Michael Recycle. You've got company in the yard at the City of Manteca's Solid Waste Division.

February 22, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS


79 boxes heading to troops

Care packages for troops stationed overseas were delivered this week.

February 22, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS


Janis shares loves of music

Give the gift of music.

February 21, 2014 | James Burns | LIVING IN 209


Big night for ‘Texas’

At the midway point in the season, things weren't unfolding as planned for the Lathrop boys basketball team and senior forward Eric Spencer.

February 20, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


SPECIAL BONDS

There is a special bond that exists between father and youngest son in the Goatcher household, and it almost always reaches a crescendo about this time of the year.

February 19, 2014 | James Burns | Local Columns


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Articles By Author - James Burns


Sierra ace makes up for spotty defense

Leo Soto doesn't have the luxury of a Gold Glove-winning shortstop or the most efficient defense in Sierra High history behind him.

March 26, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


Unbeaten Buffs blank T’wolves

The Manteca High boys tennis team continued its march toward a Valley Oak League title with a shutout victory over Sierra.

March 25, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


UP HER ALLEY

The sound of pins crashing against one another, the faint aroma of fryer food and hundreds of pairs of shoes fill Charlotte Black's work space.

March 25, 2015 | James Burns | NEWS


Young coach rides NCAA’s old horses

One of the area's youngest coaches has an old soul when it comes to college hoops.

March 24, 2015 | James Burns | Sports Columns


Fitness challengers measure up

They've been matched in competition and their columns appear in print together every Tuesday morning.

March 23, 2015 | James Burns | NEWS


Manteca installs workout stations

Delia Martinez and her husband couldn't afford two gym memberships with their income, so they came up with a solution.

March 20, 2015 | James Burns | NEWS


Coaches up for the Challenge

Rod Wright can draw up a fool-proof game plan to make your center small and insignificant and force you into bad shots.

March 18, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


CLOSING TIME

MORAGA - The Sierra boys basketball team gathered in a dimly lit room, searching for the silver lining in a season-ending loss.

March 18, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


PACK MENTALITY

•Sierra student cheer section largest in years

March 17, 2015 | James Burns | Education


DESTINY’S TEAM

Destiny can be a cruel bride.

March 17, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


Off guard is on point

Contrary to popular belief, the star quarterback doesn't command all the attention, nor does he covet it.

March 14, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


Ripon Christian standouts Marr, Broker ink letters of intent

RIPON – Billy Marr and Sean Broker have skill sets and smarts that have made small-school college coaches across the nation drool and reach deep into their scholarship funds.

March 14, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


3 OF A KIND

Joshua Patton, Hunter Johnson and Devin Nunez graced the interview stage at Sleep Train Arena, the senior stalwarts each donning the signature blue cap reserved for a Sac-Joaquin Section champion.

March 13, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


Walljasper an elite SEC pitcher as freshman

Former Sierra High pitcher and U.S. national team member Allie Walljasper is making the "ol' college try" look far too easy.

March 13, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


Wait allows Sierra to recover, refocus

The past three days have been an exercise of control and focus for Scott Thomason and his history-making Sierra High boys basketball team.

March 12, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


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