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SHE'S A KEEPER

When the soccer season began, the lanky junior patrolling the net for Manteca High was a bona fide star … on the volleyball court.

May 08, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


No. 3 doubles comes through

With the season hanging in the balance, Frank Fontana and the Manteca High tennis team looked to two of its newest players for the pivotal point.

May 07, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


East Union, Ripon secure league championships

East Union had waited five years to celebrate a Valley Oak League championship, so what was another 30 minutes?

May 07, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


UP FOR GRABS

Dakota Conners' first error in Valley Oak League play nearly cost Sierra High.

May 06, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


FITTEST ON CAMPUS

Jordan Fontanilla and Natalie Griffin stood a little taller than their peers on Saturday afternoon.

May 04, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


East Union top seed in D4 tourney

The East Union girls soccer team will rest its legs before making a charge at its first section championship.

May 03, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


Robison’s hit gives Indians inside track

RIPON – All week long, the talk around the Ripon baseball facility had centered on Tanner Pruett's looping curve ball.

May 01, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


EU star scores in VOL finale

Isela Rivera missed on a back-post header, whiffed on a breakaway from the top of box and pushed a few other shots wide.

April 30, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


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


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Articles By Author - James Burns


EU’s bulldog on the sideline

Bulldogs don't belong in a catbird seat, so East Union defensive coordinator Jason Stock's decision to leave the press box should come as no surprise.

September 16, 2014 | James Burns | Sports Columns


CHALLENGE ACCEPTED

East Union coach Willie Herrera put the future of the football program on the shoulders of a sophomore quarterback.

September 13, 2014 | James Burns | High School Football


Holly Rochelle’s birthday dance

The Holly Rochelle Dance Company will celebrate its one-year anniversary on Sunday with a twist only a dancer could pull off.

September 11, 2014 | James Burns | Local Business


The Interview with Jack Miller

Jack Miller recently retired from Manteca High, where the History teacher spent more than 30 years as an assistant coach with the football team. Miller was a part of four Sac-Joaquin Section championship teams and was twice voted Best of Manteca's Best Local Coach. Now City of Manteca Hall of Famer pays close attention to his yards, his golf game and granddaughter.

September 11, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


Conditioning concerns EU coach Herrera

Willie Herrera knows just how close his East Union football team came to winning its season opener two weeks ago.

September 11, 2014 | James Burns | High School Football


Buffs knock off rust

The Manteca High boys soccer team took full advantage of its first practice in nearly a week.

September 11, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


Extra duty for Buff responsible for extra points

The two-point conversion has long been the nemesis of Manteca High football coach Eric Reis.

September 09, 2014 | James Burns | Sports Columns


CHARLES IN CHARGE

Manteca High coach Eric Reis put the headphones away at the half.

September 06, 2014 | James Burns | High School Football


Buffs No.7 in Norcal D2

Despite heavy graduation losses, the Manteca High football team has begun the season on the watch list for a CIF State Bowl berth.

September 05, 2014 | James Burns | High School Football


Grid lock: NPGL cancels matches

The National Pro Grid League has canceled its next two competitions, including the match between the San Francisco Fire and Boston Irons on Sunday.

September 05, 2014 | James Burns | Regional Sports


MOVING FORWARD

Manteca High striker Marcus Montano trotted off the field with about five minutes left in Wednesday's match.

September 04, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


MHS freshman add Gregori to schedule

The Manteca High freshman football team has filled the vacancy on its schedule.

September 04, 2014 | James Burns | High School Football


Johnson lauds Sierra’s McCray

Costco has just about anything you could ever imagine, including compliments.

September 03, 2014 | James Burns | High School Football


HITCHCOCK ON FIRE

He bounced near the starting line - wrists wrapped, hands covered in powder. The entire arena bounced along with him.

September 02, 2014 | James Burns | Sports Columns


WHAT A RUSH

RIPON – For months, Sierra head coach Jeff Harbison and offensive coordinator Jeff Abrew have been inside the laboratory, retooling one of the area's most explosive offenses.

August 30, 2014 | James Burns | High School Football


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