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EU heating up

OAKDALE – It was about this time last year that Olivia Vezaldenos and the East Union girls basketball team began their playoff push.

January 29, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


RC loses T. Vander Molen in win

HUGHSON – Ripon Christian kept its perfect Trans-Valley League record intact but may have lost a key player in the process.

January 29, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


TESTED ON ROAD

LATHROP – Jaelen Ragsdale had his best performance in weeks on a night when Lathrop star Isaiah Ellis struggled just to stay on the court.

January 29, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


OUR KNIGHT

RIPON – Sean Broker burrowed down in the post, a tree standing tall above the Tribe. Austin Alger danced around the perimeter.

January 27, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


Defend The Den: T’wolves snap skid

The Sierra High girls basketball team turned to its defense to snap a five-game losing streak.

January 27, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


Blankers’ defense the difference

RIPON – Physically, Ed Mulder knew Ellen Blankers would be fine following knee surgery in the spring.

January 27, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


RC looks to reverse trend in rivalry

RIPON – The Ripon Christian girls basketball team hasn't had much success this decade against its across-the-street neighbor.

January 26, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


BEST IN TOWN

RIPON – Rod Wright and his staff are in charge of the official book, access to the locker rooms and providing a game ball.

January 26, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


Lathrop United shakes off loss; finishes third at Frazier tourney

A controversial penalty kick may have kept the Lathrop United from a Jim Frazier Tournament championship, but it hardly diminished a banner inaugural season for the boys soccer club.

January 26, 2015 | James Burns | Regional Sports


THE MUSIC MAN RETURNS

East Union celebrated the return of its music man, Jose Baron, this past weekend.

January 25, 2015 | James Burns | NEWS


ACCESS vs. EXCESS

Janice Ward anxiously awaits her day in court with disabled-access advocate and litigious attorney Scott Johnson.

January 24, 2015 | James Burns | NEWS


UNSTOPPABLE

Manteca's Loretta Kakala could feel the anxiety building before the start of Friday's game.

January 23, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


George’s Bikes closing, turns into mobile service

George's Bikes is shuttering its brick-and-mortar location near Ripon's historic downtown.

January 23, 2015 | James Burns | BUSINESS


CITY LIMITS

Loretta Kakala and the Manteca High girls basketball team dispatched one rival and appear ready for another.

January 22, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


IT DIDN’T WORK

EDITOR'S NOTE: The Year of You begins anew with two participants, Jeanette Balmut and Joshua Messersmith. Each will train with a local gym with dueling styles and philosophies over the next 12 months, and their journeys will play out on the pages of the Manteca Bulletin each week.

January 21, 2015 | James Burns | NEWS


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Articles By Author - James Burns


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


CSUS lands Isela Rivera

Isela Rivera is returning to the Central Valley with hopes of guiding another promising soccer program to new heights.

April 29, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


ONE DOWN, ONE TO GO

At times, Ilena Rivera and the East Union girls soccer team make the goals, the sliding saves and the overwhelming victories look, well ...

April 28, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


VOL to award versatility

By JAMES BURNS

April 28, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


HUNGRY FOR MORE

Victor Polanco won't even touch the question.

April 27, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


RC dismisses Vander Molen as head coach

After two decades with the program, Ron Vander Molen is no longer the boys varsity basketball coach at Ripon Christian.

April 25, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


‘Wrong Arm’ lifts Knights to series win

RIPON – Jon De Visser has learned to embrace the zaniness of "Wrong Arm," his playful nickname for left-hander Connor McGovern.

April 25, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


Late arrival has given Sierra a boost

Jack Thomson encourages today's student-athletes to play as many sports as possible, but as the baseball coach of several basketball players, the longtime Sierra High skipper has also been a victim of that phenomena.

April 24, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


Brock Elliott students Love Manteca

Plant a seed.

April 23, 2015 | James Burns | NEWS


ON THE PROWL

Steven Rios was so fired up for Wednesday's clash with Oakdale that he could feel his body tightening up in the batter's box.

April 23, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


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