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Ragsdale stays hot in Weston Ranch win

SALIDA - As far as measuring sticks go, the Chavez boys basketball team gave Weston Ranch very little to work with.

December 30, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


Tillema’s 20 rebounds propel Knights

RIPON – Head coach Ed Mulder doesn't have the luxury of a Teagan Manus to steady and steer the Ripon Christian girls basketball team.

December 30, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


STATE OF HER GAME

Ohio State is calling.

December 27, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


Swanson’s nine 3s lifts Cougars in MC Classic

SALIDA – Jazz Swanson shuffled through the locker room, shoes untied with an aw-shucks smile painted across his face.

December 27, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


THREE-IN-A-ROW

Annie Banks has been playing on a tennis team for as long as she can remember, long before her brush with the Sierra High girls program.

December 25, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


LARGE & IN CHARGE

For the better part of three quarters, the Turlock crowd did their best to unlock the mystery of Anand Hundal, Manteca's 6-foot-8 junior center.

December 24, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


Drive nets 611 CDs for Alzheimer’s patients

CDs crowded one corner, tumbling out of boxes, while a party filled the rest of the lobby at SPACES.

December 23, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS


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


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Articles By Author - James Burns


Teevan: Cougars learn from loss to T’Wolves

STOCKTON – Chris Teevan plopped down in his office chair, flipping through the scorebook.

February 17, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


It’s not your father’s PE class

Annisity Miller tracks her name on the board hanging high above the weight room at Sierra High.

February 14, 2015 | James Burns | Education


PROMISE KEPT

STOCKTON - The Wolf Pack spilled out of the stands, washing the court in blues, grays and whites.

February 14, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


ENTER THE DRAGONY

Rena Dragony emerged from a scrum beneath the basket with a smile and her pinkies pointed to the sky.

February 12, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


FULL STRENGTH

With about six minutes left in the third quarter, Jim Agostini called a timeout and did something he rarely ever does.

February 11, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


TIME TO SHINE

Don't look now, but the high school basketball postseason is upon us.

February 10, 2015 | James Burns | Sports Columns


Colyn next on tee at Dordt College

Ripon Christian three-sport athlete Kyle Colyn has signed a letter of intent to play golf at Dordt College in the fall.

February 07, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


Hundal, Manteca prove point in rout

Manteca High wanted to send a message to the pundits keeping close watch on the Sac-Joaquin Section's boys basketball scene.

February 07, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


Benfica Red U9 girls win 6v6 Shootout

The under-9 Benfica Red girls of the Manteca Futbol Club captured their age division at the Riley Simmons 6v6 Shootout on Saturday.

February 03, 2015 | James Burns | Regional Sports


REHAB EXPERTS

Bobby Ismail specializes in the rehabilitation of the body, and now it seems, the building too.

February 01, 2015 | James Burns | NEWS


CHECKMATE

Chris Teevan turned the game into a chess match, just as he had promised, sending five fast-action guards at the reigning Valley Oak League champions.

January 30, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


Sierra wrestling makes history

In his fifth season, coach Alex Nuanez has the Sierra High wrestling program trending in the right direction.

January 30, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


Paschini leads way for Ripon

ESCALON – Aaron Paschini scored 10 of his game-high 28 points in the fourth quarter, fueling Ripon's late surge in a 53-49 victory on Friday night.

January 30, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


EU heating up

OAKDALE – It was about this time last year that Olivia Vezaldenos and the East Union girls basketball team began their playoff push.

January 29, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


RC loses T. Vander Molen in win

HUGHSON – Ripon Christian kept its perfect Trans-Valley League record intact but may have lost a key player in the process.

January 29, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


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