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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


EU’s Riley commits to N’Western

All-Area Girls Golfer of the Year Brooke Riley has committed to Northwestern, one of the top Division I women's golf programs in the nation.

January 21, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


Weston Ranch blows by East Union with balanced scoring

Weston Ranch boys basketball coach Chris Teevan studied his scorebook, marveling at the balance.

January 20, 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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