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RIPON – Two running backs chasing each other in the stat book found themselves on opposite ends of the emotional spectrum Friday evening.

November 09, 2013 | James Burns | High School Football


Heller Lipsett's death was sudden and tragic, shaking her family at home and in the classroom.

November 08, 2013 | James Burns | NEWS

LG hits with 1-2 punch

Christian Williams might be the most dynamic return man in the nation. On one leg even.

November 07, 2013 | James Burns | High School Football


Frank Alvarado couldn't believe his eyes as he rolled into the parking lot at Library Park for the start of Saturday's "Ride the Tide."

November 05, 2013 | James Burns | NEWS

Smiling ‘til state

RIPON – For most of the afternoon, Brooke Riley greeted every shot, whether good or bad, with the same blank expression.

November 04, 2013 | James Burns | High School Sports


The lights to Daniel Teicheira Memorial Stadium remained lit hours after a rivalry was put to rest early Saturday morning.

November 03, 2013 | James Burns | High School Football

Manteca’s ‘old dogs’ relying on youth

The gray in his stubble gives him away. Still, Manteca High defensive coordinator Rick James admits …

November 02, 2013 | James Burns | Sports Columns

Gotcha covered, coach

Neil MacDannald fired a deep ball down the sideline, leaving just enough air underneath it for safety Elijah Cooper to slide over.

November 01, 2013 | James Burns | High School Football

One game at a time for Knights

They've been on a collision course for months, but Ripon Christian and Le Grand still have one game left before their worlds collide.

October 30, 2013 | James Burns | High School Football

MASL: Fury unleashed in win

Ivy Benson and Tyanne Woodyard-Smith scored two goals apiece as the Manteca Fury under-19 girls soccer team distanced themselves from the Manteca Revolution on Saturday, 6-1.

October 30, 2013 | James Burns | SPORTS

Ride the Tide: Fighting cancer

The fund-raising season is demanding of its champion.

October 30, 2013 | James Burns | NEWS

The biggest losers are big winners

Robert Iniquez will take the next few months to reflect on his first foray into weight-loss competitions.

October 30, 2013 | James Burns | NEWS

Funny thing happened on the way

His shoes and wallet have been designed tastefully for a man of his profession.

October 27, 2013 | James Burns | NEWS

Redemption rout for RC

RIPON – A year ago, Waterford denied Ripon Christian its first outright Southern League football championship with a stunning late-season defeat.

October 26, 2013 | James Burns | High School Football


If Mike Midgley has a future in television, he's not saying.

October 25, 2013 | James Burns | NEWS

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Articles By Author - James Burns

East Union blanked by the Tigers

The East Union baseball team won't see Tokay and sophomore pitcher Nick Dentoni the rest of the season, and that's a good thing.

April 18, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


It's a soda addiction of another sort.

April 18, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS


If Tuesday's match with Kimball was a barometer for how good East Union can be this season, consider this:

April 16, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports

Boy Scout finishes playground project

Camron Moebius isn't an Eagle Scout just yet. It's a process, he says, complete with a mountain of paperwork and merit badge requirements.

April 16, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS

Kicking for a Cure soccer match tonight

Its logo might adorn all the letterhead and signage, but Manteca High soccer coach Justin Coenenberg will be the first to admit the "Kicking for a Cure" game is an event driven by the community.

April 15, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS

With Their Aid

Jocelyn Patane was nervous, intimidated and at times, lost on the wide-open stretches of the soccer field.

April 14, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS


In black shades and a Hawaiian button-up, Larry Teunissen is the epitome of beach-boy cool.

April 12, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS

Vasquez’s RBI hit helps Sierra bust out against EU

Sierra's Jack Thomson turned to a teenager for direction late in a 7-1 victory, and the Hall of Fame skipper was rewarded for his faith.

April 11, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports

T’Wolves tally key win against Oakdale

Sierra High's playoff push got off on the right foot Tuesday evening with a blast off the left foot of Sydnee Canales.

April 09, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports

Ozenbaugh replaces Fasani at RC

RIPON – Trey Ozenbaugh joined the Ripon Christian football staff on a whim.

April 08, 2014 | James Burns | High School Football

Fagundes Meats launching home delivery

Ron Long climbed into the van parked at the rear of Fagundes Meats and Catering, his voice and imagination filling the empty cab.

April 07, 2014 | James Burns | Local Business

Help make their wishes come true

A month ago, the Make-A-Wish Foundation brought Riley Simmons' wildest dreams to life, surprising the 11-year-old cancer survivor with a Hawaiian vacation.

April 06, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS

Fagundes: Manteca tri-tip king

Frank Teixeira pulls clumps of thinly sliced tri-tip from a tin with silver tongs, layering it like bricks across a bread roll.

April 05, 2014 | James Burns | Local Business


From the front window of his home, Donald Foster watched Popeyes rise slowly from a dirt lot in the Marketplace shopping center.

April 04, 2014 | James Burns | Local Business

MHS behind entering final round of Recycling Rumble

The champ is staggered and in search of a 12th round knockout.

April 04, 2014 | James Burns | Education

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