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East Union back in semis

Watched closely by two and sometimes three defenders, Isela Rivera has had to find creative ways to keep the East Union offense moving forward this season.

May 09, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


SHE'S A KEEPER

When the soccer season began, the lanky junior patrolling the net for Manteca High was a bona fide star … on the volleyball court.

May 08, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


No. 3 doubles comes through

With the season hanging in the balance, Frank Fontana and the Manteca High tennis team looked to two of its newest players for the pivotal point.

May 07, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


East Union, Ripon secure league championships

East Union had waited five years to celebrate a Valley Oak League championship, so what was another 30 minutes?

May 07, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


UP FOR GRABS

Dakota Conners' first error in Valley Oak League play nearly cost Sierra High.

May 06, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


FITTEST ON CAMPUS

Jordan Fontanilla and Natalie Griffin stood a little taller than their peers on Saturday afternoon.

May 04, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


East Union top seed in D4 tourney

The East Union girls soccer team will rest its legs before making a charge at its first section championship.

May 03, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


Robison’s hit gives Indians inside track

RIPON – All week long, the talk around the Ripon baseball facility had centered on Tanner Pruett's looping curve ball.

May 01, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


EU star scores in VOL finale

Isela Rivera missed on a back-post header, whiffed on a breakaway from the top of box and pushed a few other shots wide.

April 30, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


Sierra narrowly nabs 3rd section tourney berth

Sierra nearly blew its chance to qualify for the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV Tournament for the first time since 2010 Tuesday in the Valley Oak League Championships.

April 30, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


Timberwolves thump Lathrop

The middle of Sierra's lineup continued to terrorize Valley Oak League pitching on Tuesday.

April 30, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


Buffs’ Jackson diving toward sub-sections

Logan Jackson continues to make a splash in a sport where Buffalo don't often roam – diving.

April 29, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


PRAYING FOR REIGN

A heavy thunderstorm brought rain, wind and even some hail on Friday, washing out the local sports calendar.

April 25, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


What a relief: Gallagher puts away Cougars

Jack Thomson believes he's found another arm to bolster Sierra's run at a Valley Oak League championship.

April 24, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


Golden chance for Conners

On the diamond, Dakota Conners hasn't made many errors in judgment or position.

April 24, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


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Articles By Author - James Burns


SINK OR WIN

TURLOCK – Jack Gioffre pumped his fist following his victory in the 50-yard freestyle and then sought the hand of his closest competitor.

July 22, 2014 | James Burns | Regional Sports


Troop packing event collects items and hand-written letters

Teri Palmer has put together enough care packages to know that the best gift an American soldier can receive isn't soap, soup or a magazine, but a hand-written note.

July 19, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS


DeRoos looks to start league of their own

Her name is synonymous with the sport of basketball in the Family City, yet Molly DeRoos is having a hard time finding a sanctioned game.

July 10, 2014 | James Burns | Local Columns


MAKING HISTORY

Miguel Lopez has found his place in history. Yet again.

July 08, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS


Donations allow man to keep foot

A Manteca man who suffered a compound fracture above his ankle during a river accident and faced amputation will get to keep his left foot.

July 06, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS


Jump into river lands him in hospital

Levi Gray followed the revelers up the train bridge that spans the Stanislaus River, eventually hurling his 265-pound body into the cool waters below.

July 02, 2014 | James Burns | Local Columns


Turlock ‘leis’ down win

The mad scramble at Saturday's Mid-Valley Swim League luau wasn't for the final dollop of poi or last shreds of pork, but a pivotal tri-meet victory.

July 01, 2014 | James Burns | Regional Sports


Gioffre boys lift Sea Lions to win

RIPON – It must be good to be a Gioffre.

July 01, 2014 | James Burns | Regional Sports


BANNER SEASON

When Isela Rivera woke the morning following the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV championship and a celebratory pool party, she didn't need a pinch to know it was real.

June 29, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


GREAT SCOTT

For three months, Scott Tolman chased a time taped to the ceiling above his bed.

June 25, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


SWEET SUCCESS

RIPON – Even out of season, Hannah Sweet keeps a constant presence at the Ervin Zador Aquatic Center.

June 24, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


Area collects 6 high-point trophies

TURLOCK - The Mid-Valley Swim League gathered for its midseason invitational and six stood out in the crowd.

June 24, 2014 | James Burns | Regional Sports


Manscaping & the pain of it all

Step No. 1: Squeeze lotion into palm of hand.

June 21, 2014 | James Burns | Local Columns


Girl power: Sea Lions give Turlock scare

TURLOCK – What the Ripon Sea Lions lacked in quantity at Saturday's dual meet with the Turlock Sea Dogs, it made up for with quality swims.

June 19, 2014 | James Burns | Pro Sports


Atlas hoist first U11 trophy

The Atlas girls of the Manteca Futbol Club leveled up but did not level off, capturing its first tournament trophy in the 11-and-under age group.

June 19, 2014 | James Burns | Regional Sports


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