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ALL TIED UP

Juan Acosta tumbled to the turf following the final whistle, wearing a look of frustration.

October 15, 2013 | James Burns | High School Sports


One-man show too much for Cowboys

Manteca Cowboys president Eddie Lopez spouted all the usual superlatives to describe his opponent following a 41-27 loss on Saturday.

October 15, 2013 | James Burns | Regional Sports


’Cats can’t catch Frisby; Jr. Buffs roll

The Manteca Junior Buffaloes bounced back from their only loss of the season with a simple formula on Saturday in a 46-8 victory over the Los Banos Wildcats.

October 15, 2013 | James Burns | Regional Sports


How would you like to die?

"We can make your eye pop out of the socket and hang there up against your cheek. ... I've got a brain you can carry around. ... We can also make it look like the bone is popping out."

October 12, 2013 | James Burns | LIVING IN 209


SOAK IT IN, REIS

OAKDALE – Eric Reis closed his postgame speech on Friday evening with three very apt words for his program:

October 12, 2013 | James Burns | High School Football


The zombie was having fun . . .

Employee handbooks don't have protocols for apocalyptic episodes.

October 11, 2013 | James Burns | NEWS


BUFFS INVADE CORRAL

Manteca High football coach Eris Reis is on the cusp win No. 100 in a decorated coaching career that has spanned 12 seasons at his alma mater.

October 11, 2013 | James Burns | High School Football


Tree remembers beloved Lincoln School vice principal

In time, the crepe myrtle plunged into the ground at Lincoln Elementary School will bloom beautiful pink flowers.

October 10, 2013 | James Burns | Education


Dynamic duo shoots for repeat

Bryan Ramos is humble but relentless, a goal-thirsty striker who won't give up on a play, a run or a teammate.

October 08, 2013 | James Burns | High School Sports


Stampede bucks Jr. Buffs in battle of unbeatens

Gino Campiotti tossed two touchdowns but the Manteca Junior Buffaloes couldn't match scores with the Oakdale Stampede in a 36-14 loss.

October 08, 2013 | James Burns | Regional Sports


SAVE A PAIR

There is Helen and there is Grace – the iconic women of the CrossFit culture.

October 07, 2013 | James Burns | NEWS


Champs roll up Cougs

STOCKTON – Weston Ranch High's top playmaker sat in the stands, dressed in street clothes with an undisclosed injury.

October 05, 2013 | James Burns | High School Football


JROTC will present colors for Raiders

The Weston Ranch JROTC program's pinnacle moment was nearly dashed by, of all things, Major League Baseball.

October 05, 2013 | James Burns | NEWS


Pump sinks use of Ripon pool

RIPON – They are fish out of water, forced to find relief at high school swimming pools not their own.

October 01, 2013 | James Burns | Ripon News


THE $2,000 SKATEBOARD

"Do I hear $10? … How about $20? … $100? … $1,000?"

October 01, 2013 | James Burns | NEWS


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Articles By Author - James Burns


THE COACH

Jim White walked into the theatre unannounced, starting a quiet corner conversation with Sierra High athletic director Anthony Chapman.

March 31, 2015 | James Burns | Local Columns


Arizona loss opens door for Challenge field

Brett Lewis has a white-knuckle grip on the lead in the first-ever Coaches Bracket Challenge.

March 31, 2015 | James Burns | Sports Columns


GAME-CHANGER

Behind the catcher's mask and all that armor, Jake Souza is a modern-day knight picked to help lead Sierra High's conquest.

March 29, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


DANGEROUS GAME

EDITOR'S NOTE: The Manteca Unified School District students that agreed to be interviewed by the Bulletin spoke under a condition of anonymity.

March 28, 2015 | James Burns | NEWS


Assassins: Why teens like game

I get it now.

March 28, 2015 | James Burns | Local Columns


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


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