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Lancers run out of gas against Liberty

TRACY - Jim Agostini burned his final timeout with 1:33 left in regulation, hoping to get his East Union girls basketball team one last breather.

December 31, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


Cougars settle for 6th at MC Classic

One awkward finish on Monday led to another on Tuesday at the Modesto Christian Holiday Hoops Classic.

December 31, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


Ragsdale stays hot in Weston Ranch win

SALIDA - As far as measuring sticks go, the Chavez boys basketball team gave Weston Ranch very little to work with.

December 30, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


Tillema’s 20 rebounds propel Knights

RIPON – Head coach Ed Mulder doesn't have the luxury of a Teagan Manus to steady and steer the Ripon Christian girls basketball team.

December 30, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


STATE OF HER GAME

Ohio State is calling.

December 27, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


Swanson’s nine 3s lifts Cougars in MC Classic

SALIDA – Jazz Swanson shuffled through the locker room, shoes untied with an aw-shucks smile painted across his face.

December 27, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


THREE-IN-A-ROW

Annie Banks has been playing on a tennis team for as long as she can remember, long before her brush with the Sierra High girls program.

December 25, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


LARGE & IN CHARGE

For the better part of three quarters, the Turlock crowd did their best to unlock the mystery of Anand Hundal, Manteca's 6-foot-8 junior center.

December 24, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


Drive nets 611 CDs for Alzheimer’s patients

CDs crowded one corner, tumbling out of boxes, while a party filled the rest of the lobby at SPACES.

December 23, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS


MANTECA'S CHRISTMAS ANGELS

Contrary to popular belief, Santa's helpers come in all shapes and sizes.

December 20, 2014 | James Burns | Local Columns


Cougars, Ragsdale blow out Madera

FRESNO – Jaelen Ragsdale scored 25 points to lead four players in double figures as the Weston Ranch boys basketball team cruised to victory in the opening round of the Holiday Invitational Tournament.

December 17, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


Gray to test knee in Israel

Two knee surgeries in less than a year nearly shattered Chelsea Gray's confidence.

December 17, 2014 | James Burns | Pro Sports


Stallings, Hawks soar past Manteca

In time, the Manteca High basketball team may compete with the big boys of the Sac-Joaquin Section.

December 17, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


Spartans push BC; limp home winless

STOCKTON - The fall from grace has been sudden and swift for the Lathrop boys basketball team, but coach Nate McGrath can see the potential in all the losses.

December 16, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


MFC Bayern Munich 16s celebrate first victory

Eriq Kurys spent an entire season on the backline for the Sierra High soccer team, emerging as an all-Valley Oak League caliber defender.

December 16, 2014 | James Burns | Regional Sports


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Articles By Author - James Burns


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


Streaky Indians working out kinks

RIPON - In seven innings against a defending Sac-Joaquin Section champion, Ripon coach Jon Manrique bore witness to the very best and worst of his baseball team.

April 23, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


Expert to offer free advice at Manteca

National speaker and former collegiate athletic director Jack Renkens is bringing his no-nonsense insight on the world of college recruiting to Manteca High.

April 22, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


BATTLE TESTED

RIPON - Manteca High freshman Kyle Rachels showed maturity well beyond his years, pitching four-plus innings of long relief.

April 21, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


Another Buff to Mayville

Mayville State University coach John Haines made the 1,900-mile trip to the Family City equipped with only a simple pitch.

April 21, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


Riponites finish Boston Marathon

Tiffany McBroom and Ramona Huerta can cross the Boston Marathon off their running bucket list.

April 21, 2015 | James Burns | Around Town


Raiders rally past Manteca for series split

Ronaldo Tijero charged the dribbling baseball, bare-handing it halfway up the third-base line before releasing a rocket across the diamond.

April 18, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


RUN TO REMEMBER

Turns out, Tiffany McBroom was a natural.

April 18, 2015 | James Burns | NEWS


Cameras focus on ‘Kicking for Cure’

Justin Coenenberg and the Manteca High girls soccer team will make their TV debut on Monday morning.

April 18, 2015 | James Burns | NEWS


PEDAL TO THE METTLE

The English Coonhound settles in the Central Valley sun, sprawling out across a lane in the Best Western parking lot.

April 17, 2015 | James Burns | Local Columns


SKYSCRAPERS

Neither Joshua Patton nor Hunter Johnson knows what the future holds.

April 16, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


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