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High marks for Dolphins, Sea Lions

LATHROP – Scott Tolman and Johnny Buonauro took the high-point trophy in their hands, raising it high above the pool deck for those with a camera to capture.

July 23, 2013 | James Burns | Regional Sports


Former coach’s surprise visit boosts Dolphins

LATHROP – The Manteca Dolphins received a considerable boost heading into today's Mid-Valley Swim League Championship.

July 20, 2013 | James Burns | Regional Sports


SUNNY DAYS AHEAD

Emmanuel Elijah sat in the shadows of the home stands in between sprints, slowing down just enough to catch his breath.

July 20, 2013 | James Burns | Regional Sports


Dolphins’ Dynamic Duo

Scott Tolman and Mallory Brubaker are ready for swimming's next challenge: a year-round program.

July 19, 2013 | James Burns | Regional Sports


Dolphins on rise after lean years

The Manteca Dolphins had gone seven seasons without so much as a trophy or top-3 finish at a Mid-Valley Swim League invitational.

July 18, 2013 | James Burns | Regional Sports


SINK OR SWIM

The moments before a race are the most precious for Justin Park.

July 17, 2013 | James Burns | High School Sports


BROWN CROWNED

RIPON – Erika Brown reached heights unparalleled this past spring, capturing three events at the Sac-Joaquin Section Championships.

July 16, 2013 | James Burns | High School Sports


GOAL ORIENTED

Just how excited is Tia Sidtikun for soccer's next stop, a coastal college with a coming-of-age program?

July 11, 2013 | James Burns | High School Sports


FAMILY AFFAIR

Penny Winston settled into Jim's shoulder and threw her legs forward as the two found a seat at the edge of the stage.

July 01, 2013 | James Burns | NEWS


DEFYING ALL ODDS

He can't.

June 29, 2013 | James Burns | NEWS


‘Bone Crusher’ among today’s King of Wake contenders

LATHROP – Before there were water and wakes, high-powered boats, cash prizes and television cameras, Mossdale Quarry Lakes was home to rock.

June 29, 2013 | James Burns | NEWS


Muscle cars & burgers with more beef on menu

Veteran Joe Waltman doesn't want to undersell his hamburgers or the Classic Car Show.

June 27, 2013 | James Burns | NEWS


Rain? Summer? What do you do with the kids?

When I left the house this morning, my son was still in his PJs and our living room had been transformed into a Lego fun factory.

June 25, 2013 | James Burns | Local Columns


Ripon explosive device suspect in court today

The man arrested for possessing an explosive device in front of a Ripon hardware store on Saturday has been identified.

June 25, 2013 | James Burns | Ripon News


ID released for suspect in explosive device case

RIPON – The man arrested for possessing an explosive device in front of a hardware store on Saturday has been identified.

June 24, 2013 | James Burns | NEWS


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MANTECA'S CHRISTMAS ANGELS

Contrary to popular belief, Santa's helpers come in all shapes and sizes.

December 20, 2014 | James Burns | Local Columns


Cougars, Ragsdale blow out Madera

FRESNO – Jaelen Ragsdale scored 25 points to lead four players in double figures as the Weston Ranch boys basketball team cruised to victory in the opening round of the Holiday Invitational Tournament.

December 17, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


Gray to test knee in Israel

Two knee surgeries in less than a year nearly shattered Chelsea Gray's confidence.

December 17, 2014 | James Burns | Pro Sports


Stallings, Hawks soar past Manteca

In time, the Manteca High basketball team may compete with the big boys of the Sac-Joaquin Section.

December 17, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


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


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