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Revamped WR learning to play fast

SALIDA – The Weston Ranch boys basketball team won't bully its opponents with its size or bulk or even its varsity experience.

December 31, 2013 | James Burns | High School Sports


THE YEAR OF YOU

Are you feeling the holiday bulge? Have you lost the motivation to exercise or eat properly? Are you desperate for a physical transformation?

December 29, 2013 | James Burns | NEWS


RING LEADERS

For months, Billy Sharmoug stepped to the microphone and stumped for teammate Alex Laurel.

December 28, 2013 | James Burns | High School Football


FORGOTTEN SPACES

History often hides in plain sight, and that's true of Manteca's downtown corridor and surrounding neighborhood. The Bulletin recently took a tour of the old Independent Order of Odd Fellows building, once widely considered the city's social epicenter, unlocking memories of an older generation.

December 25, 2013 | James Burns | NEWS


Rich history overlooks downtown Manteca

Sometimes you stumble upon a stranger who opens your eyes to a world hiding in plain sight.

December 25, 2013 | James Burns | NEWS


AIMING HIGH

Surrounded by teammates who made the hours-long drive to cheer her on at the CIF State Championships, a defeated Brooke Riley finally let her guard down.

December 24, 2013 | James Burns | High School Sports


WORSE THAN A BEE STING

STOCKTON – Jacob LeDon cursed the night sky, his mighty Manteca Buffaloes helpless against the game clock.

December 16, 2013 | James Burns | High School Football


Mind game: Enterprise takes advantage of Buffs’ meltdown

STOCKTON – Jacob LeDon cursed the night sky, his mighty Manteca Buffaloes helpless against the game clock.

December 15, 2013 | James Burns | High School Football


BLD blue calls 5,000 game

Todd Felis hung up his glove and spikes in 2005, following one last softball tournament in Florida.

December 13, 2013 | James Burns | High School Sports


BUFFALO ’BACKERS

Jake LeDon shuffles the defense around with a broken hand wrapped in padding and bandages.

December 12, 2013 | James Burns | High School Football


NEW STANDARD

Alex Laurel was locked in competition with Lonny Powell, Kalen McDonald and the rest of the Sacramento defense, but everything he chased was standing on the sideline.

December 11, 2013 | James Burns | High School Football


OLD GEEZERS

John Perez Sr. pulled into the stadium parking lot nearly three hours before kickoff and was still tardy to the tailgate party.

December 10, 2013 | James Burns | Local Columns


Menzel’s tweet ringin’ true for section champs

STOCKTON – Billy Sharmoug and Elijah Cooper tugged at the corners of the blue banner, jostling for possession of football's ultimate keepsake.

December 07, 2013 | James Burns | Sports Columns


Buffs take section by storm

STOCKTON – The Manteca High football team claimed its third Sac-Joaquin Section championship in eight years, routing Sacramento 49-6 in a driving rain at Alex G. Spanos Stadium.

December 07, 2013 | James Burns | NEWS


Manteca folks come through for 200 families

Nearly 200 more families will enjoy a Thanksgiving Day turkey thanks to the sacrifice of many over the weekend.

November 25, 2013 | James Burns | Around Town


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FRESH FACES

If Tuesday's match with Kimball was a barometer for how good East Union can be this season, consider this:

April 16, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


Boy Scout finishes playground project

Camron Moebius isn't an Eagle Scout just yet. It's a process, he says, complete with a mountain of paperwork and merit badge requirements.

April 16, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS


Kicking for a Cure soccer match tonight

Its logo might adorn all the letterhead and signage, but Manteca High soccer coach Justin Coenenberg will be the first to admit the "Kicking for a Cure" game is an event driven by the community.

April 15, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS


With Their Aid

Jocelyn Patane was nervous, intimidated and at times, lost on the wide-open stretches of the soccer field.

April 14, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS


PLANTING THE SEED

In black shades and a Hawaiian button-up, Larry Teunissen is the epitome of beach-boy cool.

April 12, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS


Vasquez’s RBI hit helps Sierra bust out against EU

Sierra's Jack Thomson turned to a teenager for direction late in a 7-1 victory, and the Hall of Fame skipper was rewarded for his faith.

April 11, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


T’Wolves tally key win against Oakdale

Sierra High's playoff push got off on the right foot Tuesday evening with a blast off the left foot of Sydnee Canales.

April 09, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


Ozenbaugh replaces Fasani at RC

RIPON – Trey Ozenbaugh joined the Ripon Christian football staff on a whim.

April 08, 2014 | James Burns | High School Football


Fagundes Meats launching home delivery

Ron Long climbed into the van parked at the rear of Fagundes Meats and Catering, his voice and imagination filling the empty cab.

April 07, 2014 | James Burns | Local Business


Help make their wishes come true

A month ago, the Make-A-Wish Foundation brought Riley Simmons' wildest dreams to life, surprising the 11-year-old cancer survivor with a Hawaiian vacation.

April 06, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS


Fagundes: Manteca tri-tip king

Frank Teixeira pulls clumps of thinly sliced tri-tip from a tin with silver tongs, layering it like bricks across a bread roll.

April 05, 2014 | James Burns | Local Business


POPEYES

From the front window of his home, Donald Foster watched Popeyes rise slowly from a dirt lot in the Marketplace shopping center.

April 04, 2014 | James Burns | Local Business


MHS behind entering final round of Recycling Rumble

The champ is staggered and in search of a 12th round knockout.

April 04, 2014 | James Burns | Education


Boy Scout exec travels for breakfast & company

People will travel for good food, but they'll go to even greater lengths for good company.

April 02, 2014 | James Burns | Around Town


CATCHING A BREAK

RIPON – From one of the top junior college offenses in California to one of the most explosive in the entire nation at the Division I level.

March 28, 2014 | James Burns | Sports Columns


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