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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


Manteca tennis nets share of VOL title

The wall in Frank Fontana's classroom bears the images and years of championships past.

April 24, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


Ripon’s Price puts out flames

MODESTO – One day after his pitching staff was burned by Beyer in a double-digit loss, Jon Manrique did what most do in emergency situations.

April 23, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


Ripon Christian throws top guns at potential SJS playoff foe

WOODLAND – In years past, John De Visser has played his cards close to his chest with Woodland Christian, refusing to throw his top pitchers against a perennial playoff team.

April 23, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


A LESSON IN FOCUS

In post-game huddles at opposite ends of Agostini Field, the coaching staffs for the Manteca and East Union baseball teams delivered the same message.

April 23, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


Indians looking ‘Sharp’ with TVL tourney Monday

OAKDALE – Barring a collapse at the Trans-Valley League Championship, the Ripon High boys golf team has assured itself at least a share of its third straight league crown.

April 23, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


Ripon’s Sharp medals, RC 2nd at Tracy Tournament

TRACY – Nick Sharp's game appears to be peaking at the right time.

April 22, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


East Union blanked by the Tigers

The East Union baseball team won't see Tokay and sophomore pitcher Nick Dentoni the rest of the season, and that's a good thing.

April 18, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


KEEPING TABS

It's a soda addiction of another sort.

April 18, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS


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


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Articles By Author - James Burns


Buses of Buffaloes planned for Aug. 29

Keith Jackson is picking up where he left off last fall, when he rallied generations of Manteca High alumni to cheer the Buffaloes' historic postseason run.

July 29, 2014 | James Burns | High School Football


SHE’S THE BEST: IT FIGURES

Brandi Galindo plays with a quiet confidence, but her physique cuts a loud impression.

July 28, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS


Stanislaus unkind to the unprepared

He trudged out of the water, his shirt soaked and pulled tight around his skin, glasses and hat hanging from head. He towed a pathetic pink raft behind him, completing the look of a man who had been beaten and embarrassed by the elements.

July 26, 2014 | James Burns | Local Columns


KID AT HEART

Anthony Thomas doesn't shy away from the label, or begrudge those that gawk and needle him with questions down at the skate park.

July 25, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS


Dolphins crown high-point champs

The Manteca Dolphins honored their top swimmers on Tuesday evening.

July 24, 2014 | James Burns | Regional Sports


Couple needs help purchasing a bed lift

Eddie Costa has been confined to a wheelchair for more than a quarter of a century.

July 23, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS


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


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