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Prep rivals united with Manteca FC U-16 team

Though these young high school rivals have been club teammates for only a month, Manteca Futbol Club coach Ronnie Green says the bond amongst his 16-year-olds is strong.

December 05, 2014 | James Burns | Regional Sports


MHS bench keys win vs. Lincoln in opener

Brett Lewis got an early test of his team's depth in a 70-56 victory over Lincoln of Stockton, and the first-year coach was pleased with what he discovered.

November 30, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


RISE AND GRIND

It used to be that, right about now, Jordan Kron would be shelving his soccer cleats for sneakers and a basketball, trading one starring role for another at East Union.

November 26, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


BOUNTIFUL HARVEST

Larry Albers saunters out of his home along Woodward Avenue like some dusty old cowboy. His hands tucked into his jeans, a hard day's work painted across his face.

November 23, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS


Buffaloes upended by Sacramento

Down to their final play, Dakarai Charles threw toward the corner of the end zone with confidence.

November 22, 2014 | James Burns | High School Football


ROUND TWO

A year ago, Manteca put an emphatic stamp on its fourth Sac-Joaquin Section championship with a runaway victory over a first-time finalist.

November 21, 2014 | James Burns | High School Football


Calling on young guns for playoff run

Sophomores have long been a part of Sierra's winning formula this season, but when Brandon Arreola burst around the corner and into the end zone this was something new.

November 20, 2014 | James Burns | High School Football


SWEET MUSIC

He calls out the play, standing tall in his stance, signaling each member of his team with smooth arm strokes.

November 20, 2014 | James Burns | Education


GETTING HER KICKS

Behind the goal posts, shagging footballs blasted through the uprights during warm-ups, Sierra's Marissa LaQuaglia makes no illusions about her role on Friday nights.

November 19, 2014 | James Burns | High School Football


Former area stars shine in college

Former Weston Ranch point guard Eric Duncan left the city of Stockton with big aspirations. He packed his bag, grabbed his basketball and held tight to his Division I dreams.

November 19, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


Running to keep memory of beloved teacher alive

EDITOR'S NOTE: This article first appeared in the Nov. 8, 2013 edition of the Manteca Bulletin. It has been modified to accommodate Sunday's second annual Heller E. Lipsett Memorial.

November 19, 2014 | James Burns | Local Columns


TOUGH BREAK

Brooke Riley stood over a nasty 4-foot putt with a clear understanding of what it meant.

November 18, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


Cougar Country

All season long, they've carried themselves like MVPs, making the tough calls and taking the tough shots.

November 18, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


LIPSETT’S RUN

McParland Principal Dale Borgeson came up with the vision for his school's next health and fitness project.

November 18, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS


Sierra not content with win

Confetti wafted in the air above the home bleachers and players were met with hugs and high-fives at every turn.

November 15, 2014 | James Burns | High School Football


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Articles By Author - James Burns


Sierra ace makes up for spotty defense

Leo Soto doesn't have the luxury of a Gold Glove-winning shortstop or the most efficient defense in Sierra High history behind him.

March 26, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


Unbeaten Buffs blank T’wolves

The Manteca High boys tennis team continued its march toward a Valley Oak League title with a shutout victory over Sierra.

March 25, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


UP HER ALLEY

The sound of pins crashing against one another, the faint aroma of fryer food and hundreds of pairs of shoes fill Charlotte Black's work space.

March 25, 2015 | James Burns | NEWS


Young coach rides NCAA’s old horses

One of the area's youngest coaches has an old soul when it comes to college hoops.

March 24, 2015 | James Burns | Sports Columns


Fitness challengers measure up

They've been matched in competition and their columns appear in print together every Tuesday morning.

March 23, 2015 | James Burns | NEWS


Manteca installs workout stations

Delia Martinez and her husband couldn't afford two gym memberships with their income, so they came up with a solution.

March 20, 2015 | James Burns | NEWS


Coaches up for the Challenge

Rod Wright can draw up a fool-proof game plan to make your center small and insignificant and force you into bad shots.

March 18, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


CLOSING TIME

MORAGA - The Sierra boys basketball team gathered in a dimly lit room, searching for the silver lining in a season-ending loss.

March 18, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


PACK MENTALITY

•Sierra student cheer section largest in years

March 17, 2015 | James Burns | Education


DESTINY’S TEAM

Destiny can be a cruel bride.

March 17, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


Off guard is on point

Contrary to popular belief, the star quarterback doesn't command all the attention, nor does he covet it.

March 14, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


Ripon Christian standouts Marr, Broker ink letters of intent

RIPON – Billy Marr and Sean Broker have skill sets and smarts that have made small-school college coaches across the nation drool and reach deep into their scholarship funds.

March 14, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


3 OF A KIND

Joshua Patton, Hunter Johnson and Devin Nunez graced the interview stage at Sleep Train Arena, the senior stalwarts each donning the signature blue cap reserved for a Sac-Joaquin Section champion.

March 13, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


Walljasper an elite SEC pitcher as freshman

Former Sierra High pitcher and U.S. national team member Allie Walljasper is making the "ol' college try" look far too easy.

March 13, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


Wait allows Sierra to recover, refocus

The past three days have been an exercise of control and focus for Scott Thomason and his history-making Sierra High boys basketball team.

March 12, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


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