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DESTINY ON BUFFS’ SIDE

In four years, the Manteca High girls soccer program has raised more than $25,000 for the American Cancer Society and ill-stricken families in the community.

March 11, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


STATE OF MIND

The Manteca High boys basketball has been pitted against one of the hottest teams in Northern California, but Foothill remains a secondary concern at this point.

March 10, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


Section final loss still stings Cougars

Weston Ranch boys basketball coach Chris Teevan let nature run its course during Monday afternoon's practice.

March 10, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


NO DOUBT ABOUT IT

SACRAMENTO - With 23 seconds left and victory safely in hand, Scott Thomason reared back and howled toward the rafters at Sleep Train Arena.

March 07, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


FAMILIAR FOES

From the start of the season, the rhetoric surrounding the Sierra and Weston Ranch boys basketball teams was consistent.

March 06, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


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


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Articles By Author - James Burns


GRADUATING PRESCHOOL

Claudette Alves chased her students through the bark, around the bars and up the flight of stairs that lead to the slides.

May 09, 2015 | James Burns | Education


RC kicks off title defense in drubbing

RIPON - The baby bounded across the soccer field toward her father, stumbling over her steps but smiling the whole way.

May 08, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


4-sport star chooses football for next level

Marcus Montano and his booming right foot are taking the next step.

May 06, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


Starters take breather in blowouts

Comfortable first-round victories allowed the East Union and Manteca girls soccer programs to rest many of their regulars.

May 06, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


‘No reportable’ income’ buys $42 wine bottle

An alert reader saw the photo embattled Manteca Unified School District trustee Ashley Drain posted on her Instagram site that was reproduced in the Bulletin as she and her husband worked at Michael-David Winery in Lodi.

May 06, 2015 | James Burns | Around Town


Residents with busted mailboxes wait on repairs

Judy and Jimmy Spears are starting to wonder when the U.S. Postal Service will deliver on a repair.

May 06, 2015 | James Burns | Around Town


Buffaloes rebound, rout rivals

For weeks now, Manteca coach Neil MacDannald has talked about building momentum for a run at another Sac-Joaquin Section title.

May 06, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


Zuniga puts Central Valley in her crosshairs

Much of what Jenna Zuniga does on the right wing is cunning and calculated.

May 06, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


Manuleleua scoring at record pace for explosive Buffs

Before the Rivera sisters exploded on the scene with the force of a three-hit combo, turning East Union into a section heavy, another prolific sister act tormented defenses.

May 05, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


Underclassmen take charge of area girls’ soccer programs

Clarissa Lecce kept her legs moving, reading the run of play as it moved across the field, anticipating each bounce of the ball.

May 02, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


Buffs’ Jones delivers wild walk-off

Greg Jones brought Manteca back with his bat and then won the game with his eyes.

May 02, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


Ripon exchange student makes most of his time; reaches final

MODESTO – Nik Lengert was resourceful and resolute, surviving a marathon match and the hottest of day of the season to reach today's final of the Trans-Valley League Singles Tournament.

May 02, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


THE FITTEST

Nick Hobby and Richard Boyd have been the flame and fuse in the CrossFit explosion in South San Joaquin County.

May 01, 2015 | James Burns | Education


PERFECT

The East Union girls soccer team's perfect Valley Oak League season was held together by pieces of blue tape on Wednesday evening.

April 30, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


SJS votes to move soccer to winter

STOCKTON – The Sac-Joaquin Section Board of Managers have moved boys and girls soccer to the winter, effective during the 2016-17 school year.

April 30, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


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