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RC falls flat in play-in game

RIPON – The players gathered in shallow left field with their heads hung low, waiting … and waiting … and waiting for their skipper's final thoughts.

May 13, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


Manteca’s Jackson 6th at dive finals

SACRAMENTO - Manteca High sophomore Logan Jackson capped her season with a sixth-place showing at the Sac-Joaquin Section junior varsity dive championships this past weekend.

May 13, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


Single mom took on the challenges

When Kathy Beer Napolitano became pregnant, she made the difficult decision to leave the Air Force.

May 09, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS


East Union back in semis

Watched closely by two and sometimes three defenders, Isela Rivera has had to find creative ways to keep the East Union offense moving forward this season.

May 09, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


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


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Articles By Author - James Burns


Sierra’s Rosendin named VOL’s Model Coach of the Year

Sierra cross country coach Mike Rosendin has been named the Valley Oak League Model Coach of the Year for 2014-15.

October 24, 2014 | James Burns | Sports Columns


QB Charles setting pace for MHS ‘O’

When Manteca coach Eric Reis sat Dakarai Charles for the first half against Lathrop, he hoped to rest his quarterback's banged-up knee.

October 23, 2014 | James Burns | High School Football


Unheralded WR shined vs. Oakdale

Oakdale refused to let Hunter Johnson, a preseason all-Sac-Joaquin Section selection at wide receiver, beat them through the air.

October 23, 2014 | James Burns | High School Football


Ripon’s next opponent lacks depth, not talent

RIPON – When Ryan Fugit looks at film of Modesto Christian, the Ripon star sees flashes of monsters past.

October 23, 2014 | James Burns | High School Football


It’s got check time for Knights following defeat

RIPON – The air of confidence has been sucked out of the Ripon Christian locker room.

October 22, 2014 | James Burns | High School Football


Gray visits Brock Elliot this Friday

It's been nearly a decade since she's stepped foot on this wind-swept campus, but Chelsea Gray can remember her time inside these brick-facade buildings with vivid clarity.

October 22, 2014 | James Burns | Sports Columns


East Union part of ‘discussion’ despite injuries

East Union has won three games for the first time under fourth-year football coach Willie Herrera.

October 21, 2014 | James Burns | Sports Columns


No matter what: T’wolves resilient

Let's play a word association game, shall we? When I say "Sierra High football," what adjectives and superlatives spring to mind?

October 18, 2014 | James Burns | High School Football


HERE TO STAY

In nearly a decade at his post, Sierra head coach Jeff Harbison has rarely dipped into his lower-levels for talent.

October 17, 2014 | James Burns | High School Football


THE OTHER BIG GAME

It might be the best matchup no one's talking about, and that's OK with East Union coach Willie Herrera.

October 16, 2014 | James Burns | High School Football


TEACHING MOMENTS

LATHROP – On Friday, there wasn't much that went right for the Lathrop football team and its daring quarterback, Diego Chavez

October 15, 2014 | James Burns | High School Football


THE INTERVIEW

Chelsea Gray was destined to assist others, whether by pass or by lesson. The former Brock Elliott Elementary School student has succeeded at basketball's highest levels, winning state championships at

October 14, 2014 | James Burns | Regional Sports


He makes bread selling cookbook

Boulanger Mike Kalanty never thought he'd be a writer, per se.

October 14, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS


NFL experience saves day for MHS

SANTA CLARA - Neil MacDannald traced his way through the belly of Levi's Stadium, distancing himself from a 42-21 loss to a bitter rival.

October 13, 2014 | James Burns | Sports Columns


Sophomore hits ground running

LATHROP – Statistically, it might have been Devin Nunez's worst performance under center for Sierra.

October 11, 2014 | James Burns | High School Football


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