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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


Legal costs: Fatal blow?

The front entrance to The Hair Company is blocked off by caution tape.

June 14, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS


SUMMER OF BBQ

EDITOR'S NOTE: This story appeared in the April 4, 2014, edition of the Manteca Bulletin.

June 13, 2014 | James Burns | LIVING IN 209


Illegal fireworks already going off

The BOOM! and POW! that pierce the still of the evening, rattling windows and triggering a chorus of howls and car alarms, signal not the start of summer but the fireworks season.

June 13, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS


‘The Little Things’

Transformed Through Hope Ministries won't go to great lengths to celebrate its seventh anniversary this Sunday.

June 10, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS


Prepare for Lyft off in Manteca

Mark Kosier is a 6-foot-7 computer repairman – and that's not even the most interesting thing about him.

June 07, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS


CalFit thrives on family atmosphere

Anthony Kavanaugh placed the dumbbells onto the rack and then took a pull from his water bottle.

June 06, 2014 | James Burns | Local Business


Atlas girls win beach tournament

The under-10 Atlas girls of the Manteca Futbol Club hit the beach before beginning a demanding stretch in its outdoor schedule.

June 04, 2014 | James Burns | Regional Sports


Lincoln students don’t take break from reading

School may be out for the summer, but that won't stop the learning experience for students at Lincoln Elementary School.

June 04, 2014 | James Burns | Education


POCKET ACES

Robert Vernon has returned the Ripon softball program to a place of prominence and his hard work hasn't gone unnoticed.

June 03, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


Dolphins, Sea Lions ready for summer, but first a bye

Just as swim practices intensify from Turlock to Manteca, the Mid-Valley Swim League will give its teams a slight reprieve.

June 03, 2014 | James Burns | Regional Sports


Sea Lions crown 4 high-point winners

Manteca Dolphins president Priscilla Brink hoped to see cleaner, faster swims from a relatively new team.

May 29, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


GOLDEN BOOT

Abby Buitrago tallied 52 goals, led the entire state of California in points and guided her team to its first-ever Sac-Joaquin Section soccer championship.

May 28, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


Buffs hunt for second major title

There's Joe Menzel, arms pointed to the sky, clutching the game ball.

May 23, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


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Sierra’s Rosendin named VOL’s Model Coach of the Year

Sierra cross country coach Mike Rosendin has been named the Valley Oak League Model Coach of the Year for 2014-15.

October 24, 2014 | James Burns | Sports Columns


QB Charles setting pace for MHS ‘O’

When Manteca coach Eric Reis sat Dakarai Charles for the first half against Lathrop, he hoped to rest his quarterback's banged-up knee.

October 23, 2014 | James Burns | High School Football


Unheralded WR shined vs. Oakdale

Oakdale refused to let Hunter Johnson, a preseason all-Sac-Joaquin Section selection at wide receiver, beat them through the air.

October 23, 2014 | James Burns | High School Football


Ripon’s next opponent lacks depth, not talent

RIPON – When Ryan Fugit looks at film of Modesto Christian, the Ripon star sees flashes of monsters past.

October 23, 2014 | James Burns | High School Football


It’s got check time for Knights following defeat

RIPON – The air of confidence has been sucked out of the Ripon Christian locker room.

October 22, 2014 | James Burns | High School Football


Gray visits Brock Elliot this Friday

It's been nearly a decade since she's stepped foot on this wind-swept campus, but Chelsea Gray can remember her time inside these brick-facade buildings with vivid clarity.

October 22, 2014 | James Burns | Sports Columns


East Union part of ‘discussion’ despite injuries

East Union has won three games for the first time under fourth-year football coach Willie Herrera.

October 21, 2014 | James Burns | Sports Columns


No matter what: T’wolves resilient

Let's play a word association game, shall we? When I say "Sierra High football," what adjectives and superlatives spring to mind?

October 18, 2014 | James Burns | High School Football


HERE TO STAY

In nearly a decade at his post, Sierra head coach Jeff Harbison has rarely dipped into his lower-levels for talent.

October 17, 2014 | James Burns | High School Football


THE OTHER BIG GAME

It might be the best matchup no one's talking about, and that's OK with East Union coach Willie Herrera.

October 16, 2014 | James Burns | High School Football


TEACHING MOMENTS

LATHROP – On Friday, there wasn't much that went right for the Lathrop football team and its daring quarterback, Diego Chavez

October 15, 2014 | James Burns | High School Football


THE INTERVIEW

Chelsea Gray was destined to assist others, whether by pass or by lesson. The former Brock Elliott Elementary School student has succeeded at basketball's highest levels, winning state championships at

October 14, 2014 | James Burns | Regional Sports


He makes bread selling cookbook

Boulanger Mike Kalanty never thought he'd be a writer, per se.

October 14, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS


NFL experience saves day for MHS

SANTA CLARA - Neil MacDannald traced his way through the belly of Levi's Stadium, distancing himself from a 42-21 loss to a bitter rival.

October 13, 2014 | James Burns | Sports Columns


Sophomore hits ground running

LATHROP – Statistically, it might have been Devin Nunez's worst performance under center for Sierra.

October 11, 2014 | James Burns | High School Football


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