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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


Down 15, Ripon Christian rallies for win

RIPON – Billy Marr engineered two scoring drives in the final three minutes as Ripon Christian completed a come-from-behind victory on Friday evening.

October 10, 2014 | James Burns | High School Football


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Raiders rally past Manteca for series split

Ronaldo Tijero charged the dribbling baseball, bare-handing it halfway up the third-base line before releasing a rocket across the diamond.

April 18, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


RUN TO REMEMBER

Turns out, Tiffany McBroom was a natural.

April 18, 2015 | James Burns | NEWS


Cameras focus on ‘Kicking for Cure’

Justin Coenenberg and the Manteca High girls soccer team will make their TV debut on Monday morning.

April 18, 2015 | James Burns | NEWS


PEDAL TO THE METTLE

The English Coonhound settles in the Central Valley sun, sprawling out across a lane in the Best Western parking lot.

April 17, 2015 | James Burns | Local Columns


SKYSCRAPERS

Neither Joshua Patton nor Hunter Johnson knows what the future holds.

April 16, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


St. Mary’s McDonnell is East Bay bound

When Miranda McDonnell joined Ripon Aquatics less than two years ago, she sat down with coach Erik Zador and spoke candidly about her goals.

April 16, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


Manteca author signing his books

John Rallios has a creative habit that's not unlike "The Hobbit."

April 15, 2015 | James Burns | Around Town


River Islands students present ‘Evening of Art’

River Islands Technology Academy will celebrate its second annual Evening of Art tonight.

April 15, 2015 | James Burns | Around Town


Sierra freshman racks up 4th no-hitter

Lindsey Walljasper and the Sierra High softball team are playing as well as they've played all season, and their timing couldn't be any better.

April 15, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


Double winners abound for EU

East Union swim coach Natalie Heihn won't judge Lathrop by Tuesday's final scores.

April 15, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


KICK(ing) BACK

Over the years, Justin Coenenberg has used soccer as a vehicle to raise tens of thousands of dollars for children with cancer.

April 14, 2015 | James Burns | NEWS


MAP QUEST

Tristan Smith has his return to Bakersfield all mapped out, with push-pins marking all of wrestling's usual stops: league and divisional championships, Masters and lastly, state.

April 14, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


New digs for CORE Performance

Robert Iniguez leans against the threshold separating the weights from the indoor turf.

April 10, 2015 | James Burns | NEWS


MESS WITH THE BULL...

Not often has the Sierra High baseball team been caught in such a precarious situation.

April 08, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


Focused Howard cards 1-under for Manteca

Kyle Howard shot a 1-under 36 at the Manteca Park Golf Course on Wednesday afternoon to run away match medalist honors.

April 08, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


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