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RC reaches D7 final thanks to Colyn’s spark

RIPON - Kyle Colyn's cheek twitched with nervous excitement and it was all he could do to suppress a smile.

November 12, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


KIN-NECTION

RIPON - When you're cousins, so close in age and interests you may as well be brothers, you develop certain advantages in the athletic arena.

November 11, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


Running backs rule VOL MVP chatter

The Valley Oak League season lived up to expectation, delivering us four worthy title contenders, and essentially two championship games on the final night.

November 11, 2014 | James Burns | Sports Columns


Splat! Green Machine crushes EU

After sputtering midway through the season, the Green Machine has reached top speed just in time for another postseason run.

November 08, 2014 | James Burns | High School Football


Quick start for No. 1 Knights

RIPON – Travis Vander Molen buried his head in his hands after misfiring on a point-blank header.

November 07, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


Coach, former pupil reunite

There's a special bond that exists between quarterback and coach, which makes this Friday's rivalry tilt between Manteca and East Union, well...

November 07, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


LATE RISERS

Jack Weaver didn't mince his words.

November 06, 2014 | James Burns | High School Football


MHS-EU frosh game cancelled

The Manteca-East Union freshman football game has been cancelled.

November 05, 2014 | James Burns | High School Football


ROCKET MAN

By JAMES BURNS

November 05, 2014 | James Burns | High School Football


Own goal dooms East Union

CERES - The last time the East Union and Central Valley boys soccer programs met in the playoffs their semifinal escalated into a shootout.

November 05, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


Buffs bring ‘Bacon’ out of backfield

For two years, Steven Martinez has lined up on the offensive or defensive line for the Manteca varsity football team.

November 04, 2014 | James Burns | Sports Columns


MHS senior vying for Miss Teen crown

Alondra Avila has been accepted into the Miss Stockton/Sacrament pageant on Nov. 22.

November 04, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS


‘OUR TOWN’

The rain roused a tamed beast, grounded a team reaching for history and kept the Valley Oak League title chase in flux for one more week.

November 01, 2014 | James Burns | High School Football


GOING STREAKIN’

It's Halloween, and the spookiest holiday of the year has given football fans a real treat: defending Valley Oak League champion Manteca versus unbeaten Sierra, with more than just bragging rights at stake.

October 31, 2014 | James Burns | High School Football


All-American honors for VFW Post 6311

When the Jimmy Connors Veterans of Foreign Wars Post moves into its new facility next year it will do so with new bling and plenty of helping hands.

October 30, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS


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Articles By Author - James Burns


ACCESS vs. EXCESS

Janice Ward anxiously awaits her day in court with disabled-access advocate and litigious attorney Scott Johnson.

January 24, 2015 | James Burns | NEWS


UNSTOPPABLE

Manteca's Loretta Kakala could feel the anxiety building before the start of Friday's game.

January 23, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


George’s Bikes closing, turns into mobile service

George's Bikes is shuttering its brick-and-mortar location near Ripon's historic downtown.

January 23, 2015 | James Burns | BUSINESS


CITY LIMITS

Loretta Kakala and the Manteca High girls basketball team dispatched one rival and appear ready for another.

January 22, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


IT DIDN’T WORK

EDITOR'S NOTE: The Year of You begins anew with two participants, Jeanette Balmut and Joshua Messersmith. Each will train with a local gym with dueling styles and philosophies over the next 12 months, and their journeys will play out on the pages of the Manteca Bulletin each week.

January 21, 2015 | James Burns | NEWS


EU’s Riley commits to N’Western

All-Area Girls Golfer of the Year Brooke Riley has committed to Northwestern, one of the top Division I women's golf programs in the nation.

January 21, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


Weston Ranch blows by East Union with balanced scoring

Weston Ranch boys basketball coach Chris Teevan studied his scorebook, marveling at the balance.

January 20, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


GETTING HER GROOVE BACK

EDITOR'S NOTE: The Year of You begins anew with two participants, Jeanette Balmut and Joshua Messersmith. Each will train with a local gym with dueling styles and philosophies over the next 12 months, and their journeys will play out on the pages of the Manteca Bulletin each week. A story on Messermith will appear in Wednesday's Bulletin.

January 20, 2015 | James Burns | NEWS


iRUN

Students at Walter Woodward Elementary gathered on the steps of the school's amphitheater, donning new T-shirts.

January 17, 2015 | James Burns | Education


SIERRA SPRINTS PAST RAIDERS

Typically, coaches will use wind sprints as a way to grab their team's attention.

January 14, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


Lancers overcome foul trouble, Sierra

The fuel light flickered on for the Sierra High girls basketball team just as its bitter rival received two drops of nitro.

January 10, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


Manteca FC’s Riley Simmons 6v6 Shootout nears

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

January 10, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


Residents staging rally for Manteca Police today

Shim Lacy-Watson wants to thank the men and women of the Manteca Police Department, and she's inviting the community to join her in celebration.

January 09, 2015 | James Burns | NEWS


Huckaby to manage Blue Jays’ Class-A team, the Lansing Lugnuts

LANSING, Mich. – Ken Huckaby has received a promotion.

January 09, 2015 | James Burns | Sports Columns


LUCKY DUCK

EUGENE, Ore. – In his five months as a student-athlete at Oregon, Jake McCreath has gotten used to the chaos and the frenzy that follows the football team.

January 08, 2015 | James Burns | Sports Columns


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