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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


PRAYING FOR REIGN

A heavy thunderstorm brought rain, wind and even some hail on Friday, washing out the local sports calendar.

April 25, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


What a relief: Gallagher puts away Cougars

Jack Thomson believes he's found another arm to bolster Sierra's run at a Valley Oak League championship.

April 24, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


Golden chance for Conners

On the diamond, Dakota Conners hasn't made many errors in judgment or position.

April 24, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


Manteca tennis nets share of VOL title

The wall in Frank Fontana's classroom bears the images and years of championships past.

April 24, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


Ripon’s Price puts out flames

MODESTO – One day after his pitching staff was burned by Beyer in a double-digit loss, Jon Manrique did what most do in emergency situations.

April 23, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


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Articles By Author - James Burns


MANTECA'S CHRISTMAS ANGELS

Contrary to popular belief, Santa's helpers come in all shapes and sizes.

December 20, 2014 | James Burns | Local Columns


Cougars, Ragsdale blow out Madera

FRESNO – Jaelen Ragsdale scored 25 points to lead four players in double figures as the Weston Ranch boys basketball team cruised to victory in the opening round of the Holiday Invitational Tournament.

December 17, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


Gray to test knee in Israel

Two knee surgeries in less than a year nearly shattered Chelsea Gray's confidence.

December 17, 2014 | James Burns | Pro Sports


Stallings, Hawks soar past Manteca

In time, the Manteca High basketball team may compete with the big boys of the Sac-Joaquin Section.

December 17, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


Spartans push BC; limp home winless

STOCKTON - The fall from grace has been sudden and swift for the Lathrop boys basketball team, but coach Nate McGrath can see the potential in all the losses.

December 16, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


MFC Bayern Munich 16s celebrate first victory

Eriq Kurys spent an entire season on the backline for the Sierra High soccer team, emerging as an all-Valley Oak League caliber defender.

December 16, 2014 | James Burns | Regional Sports


Giving gift of memory with CDs

In her final months, Frances Loureiro may have forgotten the lyrics to her favorite songs, but the beat and rhythm reverberated through her soul, connecting her with family and friends one last time.

December 13, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS


Honoring valor in flight

Kevin Custer clutched the microphone in one hand, thanking those that came before him – his father, his grandfathers, his uncles and his cousins – for bringing him to this moment.

December 11, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS


Denman celebrates 100th birthday today

Milestone birthdays beg for more than one bash.

December 11, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS


WHERE’S THE LOVE?

The Ripon Christian boys soccer team rolled to Southern League and Sac-Joaquin Section championships, chasing only history throughout its magical run.

December 10, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


Paschini picks up ice-cold Indians

RIPON - Rod Wright can't remember a team from his past that has shot as poorly to start a season as his current club.

December 09, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


Manteca FC seeks teams for annual 6v6 tournament

The Manteca Futbol Club will host the 3rd annual Riley Simmons 6v6 Shootout on Jan. 31 at Woodward Park.

December 09, 2014 | James Burns | Regional Sports


Prep rivals united with Manteca FC U-16 team

Though these young high school rivals have been club teammates for only a month, Manteca Futbol Club coach Ronnie Green says the bond amongst his 16-year-olds is strong.

December 05, 2014 | James Burns | Regional Sports


MHS bench keys win vs. Lincoln in opener

Brett Lewis got an early test of his team's depth in a 70-56 victory over Lincoln of Stockton, and the first-year coach was pleased with what he discovered.

November 30, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


RISE AND GRIND

It used to be that, right about now, Jordan Kron would be shelving his soccer cleats for sneakers and a basketball, trading one starring role for another at East Union.

November 26, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


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