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ROLLING WITH RENA

Jim Agostini didn't recognize the number, but there was no mistaking the voice on the other end of the line.

February 24, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


Marysville a big concern for Ripon

Cody Haines and David Onochie, the little big men for the Ripon boys basketball team, are playing some of their best basketball right now.

February 20, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


SEASON EXTENSION

Midway through the season, East Union was languishing in the middle of the pack, searching for a foothold in the Sac-Joaquin Section playoff chase.

February 20, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


Spartans hope Avila LOI sign of things to come

LATHROP – Captain Yaneli Avila is revered for her quiet leadership on the soccer field.

February 19, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


Cougs must become road warriors

STOCKTON – For the Weston Ranch boys basketball team, the season will finish just as it began – on the road.

February 19, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


BRING IT ON

Scott Thomason broke from tradition at the start of the basketball season.

February 19, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


Bounces go Buffs’ way for opener

Manteca boys basketball coach Brett Lewis feels like the bounces are going the Buffaloes' way as of late.

February 19, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


Ripon ice cold in Trans-Valley League finale

RIPON - Rod Wright could sense this loss was coming.

February 17, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


Teevan: Cougars learn from loss to T’Wolves

STOCKTON – Chris Teevan plopped down in his office chair, flipping through the scorebook.

February 17, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


It’s not your father’s PE class

Annisity Miller tracks her name on the board hanging high above the weight room at Sierra High.

February 14, 2015 | James Burns | Education


PROMISE KEPT

STOCKTON - The Wolf Pack spilled out of the stands, washing the court in blues, grays and whites.

February 14, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


ENTER THE DRAGONY

Rena Dragony emerged from a scrum beneath the basket with a smile and her pinkies pointed to the sky.

February 12, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


FULL STRENGTH

With about six minutes left in the third quarter, Jim Agostini called a timeout and did something he rarely ever does.

February 11, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


TIME TO SHINE

Don't look now, but the high school basketball postseason is upon us.

February 10, 2015 | James Burns | Sports Columns


Colyn next on tee at Dordt College

Ripon Christian three-sport athlete Kyle Colyn has signed a letter of intent to play golf at Dordt College in the fall.

February 07, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


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Articles By Author - James Burns


GRADUATING PRESCHOOL

Claudette Alves chased her students through the bark, around the bars and up the flight of stairs that lead to the slides.

May 09, 2015 | James Burns | Education


RC kicks off title defense in drubbing

RIPON - The baby bounded across the soccer field toward her father, stumbling over her steps but smiling the whole way.

May 08, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


4-sport star chooses football for next level

Marcus Montano and his booming right foot are taking the next step.

May 06, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


Starters take breather in blowouts

Comfortable first-round victories allowed the East Union and Manteca girls soccer programs to rest many of their regulars.

May 06, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


‘No reportable’ income’ buys $42 wine bottle

An alert reader saw the photo embattled Manteca Unified School District trustee Ashley Drain posted on her Instagram site that was reproduced in the Bulletin as she and her husband worked at Michael-David Winery in Lodi.

May 06, 2015 | James Burns | Around Town


Residents with busted mailboxes wait on repairs

Judy and Jimmy Spears are starting to wonder when the U.S. Postal Service will deliver on a repair.

May 06, 2015 | James Burns | Around Town


Buffaloes rebound, rout rivals

For weeks now, Manteca coach Neil MacDannald has talked about building momentum for a run at another Sac-Joaquin Section title.

May 06, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


Zuniga puts Central Valley in her crosshairs

Much of what Jenna Zuniga does on the right wing is cunning and calculated.

May 06, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


Manuleleua scoring at record pace for explosive Buffs

Before the Rivera sisters exploded on the scene with the force of a three-hit combo, turning East Union into a section heavy, another prolific sister act tormented defenses.

May 05, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


Underclassmen take charge of area girls’ soccer programs

Clarissa Lecce kept her legs moving, reading the run of play as it moved across the field, anticipating each bounce of the ball.

May 02, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


Buffs’ Jones delivers wild walk-off

Greg Jones brought Manteca back with his bat and then won the game with his eyes.

May 02, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


Ripon exchange student makes most of his time; reaches final

MODESTO – Nik Lengert was resourceful and resolute, surviving a marathon match and the hottest of day of the season to reach today's final of the Trans-Valley League Singles Tournament.

May 02, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


THE FITTEST

Nick Hobby and Richard Boyd have been the flame and fuse in the CrossFit explosion in South San Joaquin County.

May 01, 2015 | James Burns | Education


PERFECT

The East Union girls soccer team's perfect Valley Oak League season was held together by pieces of blue tape on Wednesday evening.

April 30, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


SJS votes to move soccer to winter

STOCKTON – The Sac-Joaquin Section Board of Managers have moved boys and girls soccer to the winter, effective during the 2016-17 school year.

April 30, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


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