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MAN OF THE MATCH

Noah Valdez might have the spirit and moves of a basketball player, but he's got a legion of soccer players cheering him on.

March 22, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS


Sierra grad wins bull riding

It hasn't taken Randy Schaapman long to leave his mark on collegiate rodeo.

March 21, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS


Manteca High aiming to finish Rumble with flurry

Recycling Rumble's reigning champion won't relinquish its title without a fight.

March 21, 2014 | James Burns | Education


Delta Rebels now Junior T’wolves

The Delta Rebels are no more.

March 20, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS


Mantecan’s art work in Cage show

Emily Whitaker answered a call-out for a quirky San Francisco art show, never realizing her submission would be accepted and then broadcast across the globe by a leading news source.

March 19, 2014 | James Burns | Around Town


Strapped in for safety

Is Junior bouncing around in his car seat? Is little Missy struggling to stay upright?

March 19, 2014 | James Burns | Around Town


MASL coaches net awards

The Manteca Area Soccer League's spring season is just around the corner.

March 19, 2014 | James Burns | Around Town


Manus repeats as league MVP; 2 RC boys earn All-SL spots

RIPON – The Ripon Christian girls basketball team defended its title. So did star guard Teagan Manus.

March 18, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


Forum aims to reduce tragic deaths

LATHROP – Law enforcement officers and MedicAlert representatives will be there. So too will a mental expert and the parents of special needs children.

March 18, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS


Waterford donates $3K for healthy meal effort

There are two things Phil Waterford loves just as much as putting someone in the right car or truck.

March 18, 2014 | James Burns | Around Town


Mountain climbers

Two Manteca fitness centers traded the comforts of home for one of Northern California's popular trails on Sunday morning.

March 18, 2014 | James Burns | Around Town


Boutique Couture

Boutique Couture will open its new location at 204 Main Street in Ripon in April, said owner Carol Noceti.

March 18, 2014 | James Burns | Around Town


Vacationing McCreath misses trainer’s orders

EDITOR'S NOTE: Susan McCreath has been selected to participate in the Year of You, a fitness challenge hosted by the Manteca Bulletin and CORE Athletic Performance. Her journal, along with her measurements, will appear in Tuesday's print edition.

March 15, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS


IT BITES

By JAMES BURNS

March 14, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS


Spartans make small strides under Padilla

LATHROP – History has followed Gabe Padilla's arrival on the Lathrop High campus, but even the second-year soccer coach understands they are but small steps in a long climb.

March 12, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


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Articles By Author - James Burns


SINK OR WIN

TURLOCK – Jack Gioffre pumped his fist following his victory in the 50-yard freestyle and then sought the hand of his closest competitor.

July 22, 2014 | James Burns | Regional Sports


Troop packing event collects items and hand-written letters

Teri Palmer has put together enough care packages to know that the best gift an American soldier can receive isn't soap, soup or a magazine, but a hand-written note.

July 19, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS


DeRoos looks to start league of their own

Her name is synonymous with the sport of basketball in the Family City, yet Molly DeRoos is having a hard time finding a sanctioned game.

July 10, 2014 | James Burns | Local Columns


MAKING HISTORY

Miguel Lopez has found his place in history. Yet again.

July 08, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS


Donations allow man to keep foot

A Manteca man who suffered a compound fracture above his ankle during a river accident and faced amputation will get to keep his left foot.

July 06, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS


Jump into river lands him in hospital

Levi Gray followed the revelers up the train bridge that spans the Stanislaus River, eventually hurling his 265-pound body into the cool waters below.

July 02, 2014 | James Burns | Local Columns


Turlock ‘leis’ down win

The mad scramble at Saturday's Mid-Valley Swim League luau wasn't for the final dollop of poi or last shreds of pork, but a pivotal tri-meet victory.

July 01, 2014 | James Burns | Regional Sports


Gioffre boys lift Sea Lions to win

RIPON – It must be good to be a Gioffre.

July 01, 2014 | James Burns | Regional Sports


BANNER SEASON

When Isela Rivera woke the morning following the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV championship and a celebratory pool party, she didn't need a pinch to know it was real.

June 29, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


GREAT SCOTT

For three months, Scott Tolman chased a time taped to the ceiling above his bed.

June 25, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


SWEET SUCCESS

RIPON – Even out of season, Hannah Sweet keeps a constant presence at the Ervin Zador Aquatic Center.

June 24, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


Area collects 6 high-point trophies

TURLOCK - The Mid-Valley Swim League gathered for its midseason invitational and six stood out in the crowd.

June 24, 2014 | James Burns | Regional Sports


Manscaping & the pain of it all

Step No. 1: Squeeze lotion into palm of hand.

June 21, 2014 | James Burns | Local Columns


Girl power: Sea Lions give Turlock scare

TURLOCK – What the Ripon Sea Lions lacked in quantity at Saturday's dual meet with the Turlock Sea Dogs, it made up for with quality swims.

June 19, 2014 | James Burns | Pro Sports


Atlas hoist first U11 trophy

The Atlas girls of the Manteca Futbol Club leveled up but did not level off, capturing its first tournament trophy in the 11-and-under age group.

June 19, 2014 | James Burns | Regional Sports


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