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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


BOUNTIFUL HARVEST

Larry Albers saunters out of his home along Woodward Avenue like some dusty old cowboy. His hands tucked into his jeans, a hard day's work painted across his face.

November 23, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS


Buffaloes upended by Sacramento

Down to their final play, Dakarai Charles threw toward the corner of the end zone with confidence.

November 22, 2014 | James Burns | High School Football


ROUND TWO

A year ago, Manteca put an emphatic stamp on its fourth Sac-Joaquin Section championship with a runaway victory over a first-time finalist.

November 21, 2014 | James Burns | High School Football


Calling on young guns for playoff run

Sophomores have long been a part of Sierra's winning formula this season, but when Brandon Arreola burst around the corner and into the end zone this was something new.

November 20, 2014 | James Burns | High School Football


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Articles By Author - James Burns


POINT TO PROVE

Sierra coach Scott Thomason was money from the 3-point line during his playing days at Pacific.

March 05, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


Branches on opposite side of coaching tree

Scott Thomason wears a classic game-day outfit, and so do the members of his staff: solid colors with a coordinated tie.

March 05, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


Vazquez, fresh cast lead Sierra softball

And so the Maria Vazquez era begins at Sierra High.

March 04, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


Ripon swarms RC, nets 5 in first half

RIPON – The Ripon High girls soccer team doesn't have the flashy striker with video-game numbers or a fresh Sac-Joaquin Section championship banner blowing in its corner.

March 04, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


MHS tennis sweeps Spartans

With each match, Frank Fontana learns something new about his tennis team.

March 04, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


Teevan: Ragsdale ready for big stage

WESTON RANCH – Jaelen Ragsdale, the moment is yours.

March 03, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


Hundal hobbled; listed as probable

The big man has tried cold compressions, massages, laser treatments and muscle stimulation.

March 03, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


STAYING ALIVE

The Sierra boys basketball stepped into the telephone booth a shaken No. 3 seed on the cusp of an embarrassing home defeat.

February 28, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


Weston Ranch stuns No. 1 Christian Brothers

When the brackets for the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs were announced, Chris Teevan welcomed the slog ahead of his basketball program.

February 28, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


LAST CHANCE

LATHROP - It's now or never for Alex Garcia, a wrestler with a rich bloodline and one glaring omission on an otherwise sparkling resume.

February 27, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


MUST all-star game retuns

The Maryann Wallace Pangburn 7/8 Grade All-Star Classic will return to Sierra High this Saturday after a one-year hiatus.

February 26, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


CLOSE CALL

Tyler Graves-Kelso threw his body into the stands, his hands into the passing lanes, and more importantly, he threw a perfect strike to Marcus Montano with the game on the line.

February 26, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


Undersized Ripon comes up short vs. Marysville

Erik Scheive found space at the back-door, finishing a third-quarter lob with authority.

February 25, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


Multi-sport star finds his groove on hardwood

Marcus Montano has scored bending free kicks at the final whistle to win soccer games.

February 25, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


ROLLING WITH RENA

Jim Agostini didn't recognize the number, but there was no mistaking the voice on the other end of the line.

February 24, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


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