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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


BOUNTIFUL HARVEST

Larry Albers saunters out of his home along Woodward Avenue like some dusty old cowboy. His hands tucked into his jeans, a hard day's work painted across his face.

November 23, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS


Buffaloes upended by Sacramento

Down to their final play, Dakarai Charles threw toward the corner of the end zone with confidence.

November 22, 2014 | James Burns | High School Football


ROUND TWO

A year ago, Manteca put an emphatic stamp on its fourth Sac-Joaquin Section championship with a runaway victory over a first-time finalist.

November 21, 2014 | James Burns | High School Football


Calling on young guns for playoff run

Sophomores have long been a part of Sierra's winning formula this season, but when Brandon Arreola burst around the corner and into the end zone this was something new.

November 20, 2014 | James Burns | High School Football


SWEET MUSIC

He calls out the play, standing tall in his stance, signaling each member of his team with smooth arm strokes.

November 20, 2014 | James Burns | Education


GETTING HER KICKS

Behind the goal posts, shagging footballs blasted through the uprights during warm-ups, Sierra's Marissa LaQuaglia makes no illusions about her role on Friday nights.

November 19, 2014 | James Burns | High School Football


Former area stars shine in college

Former Weston Ranch point guard Eric Duncan left the city of Stockton with big aspirations. He packed his bag, grabbed his basketball and held tight to his Division I dreams.

November 19, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


Running to keep memory of beloved teacher alive

EDITOR'S NOTE: This article first appeared in the Nov. 8, 2013 edition of the Manteca Bulletin. It has been modified to accommodate Sunday's second annual Heller E. Lipsett Memorial.

November 19, 2014 | James Burns | Local Columns


TOUGH BREAK

Brooke Riley stood over a nasty 4-foot putt with a clear understanding of what it meant.

November 18, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


Cougar Country

All season long, they've carried themselves like MVPs, making the tough calls and taking the tough shots.

November 18, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


LIPSETT’S RUN

McParland Principal Dale Borgeson came up with the vision for his school's next health and fitness project.

November 18, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS


Sierra not content with win

Confetti wafted in the air above the home bleachers and players were met with hugs and high-fives at every turn.

November 15, 2014 | James Burns | High School Football


No. 2 Sierra better against the Spread

By now, the Sac-Joaquin Section football playoff brackets have been dissected and analyzed by anyone with a rooting interest or a job to do.

November 13, 2014 | James Burns | High School Football


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EU’s Riley commits to N’Western

All-Area Girls Golfer of the Year Brooke Riley has committed to Northwestern, one of the top Division I women's golf programs in the nation.

January 21, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


Weston Ranch blows by East Union with balanced scoring

Weston Ranch boys basketball coach Chris Teevan studied his scorebook, marveling at the balance.

January 20, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


GETTING HER GROOVE BACK

EDITOR'S NOTE: The Year of You begins anew with two participants, Jeanette Balmut and Joshua Messersmith. Each will train with a local gym with dueling styles and philosophies over the next 12 months, and their journeys will play out on the pages of the Manteca Bulletin each week. A story on Messermith will appear in Wednesday's Bulletin.

January 20, 2015 | James Burns | NEWS


iRUN

Students at Walter Woodward Elementary gathered on the steps of the school's amphitheater, donning new T-shirts.

January 17, 2015 | James Burns | Education


SIERRA SPRINTS PAST RAIDERS

Typically, coaches will use wind sprints as a way to grab their team's attention.

January 14, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


Lancers overcome foul trouble, Sierra

The fuel light flickered on for the Sierra High girls basketball team just as its bitter rival received two drops of nitro.

January 10, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


Manteca FC’s Riley Simmons 6v6 Shootout nears

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

January 10, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


Residents staging rally for Manteca Police today

Shim Lacy-Watson wants to thank the men and women of the Manteca Police Department, and she's inviting the community to join her in celebration.

January 09, 2015 | James Burns | NEWS


Huckaby to manage Blue Jays’ Class-A team, the Lansing Lugnuts

LANSING, Mich. – Ken Huckaby has received a promotion.

January 09, 2015 | James Burns | Sports Columns


LUCKY DUCK

EUGENE, Ore. – In his five months as a student-athlete at Oregon, Jake McCreath has gotten used to the chaos and the frenzy that follows the football team.

January 08, 2015 | James Burns | Sports Columns


Teen’s essays impress Manteca veterans

For Conrad Sylvester, they are more than just words jotted on a page or recited into a recorder.

January 07, 2015 | James Burns | NEWS


Weston Ranch cadets impress at Raiders games

The Weston Ranch JROTC is fast-becoming a fixture at Oakland Raiders home games.

January 06, 2015 | James Burns | Education


CAUGHT OFF GUARD

The Sierra High boys basketball team has a 6-foot, 8-inch, rim-rocking, shot-blocking star.

January 06, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


Ranch’s road warriors top CC

Chris Teevan joked that he might need a search party to find the Weston Ranch boys basketball team's home jerseys.

January 06, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


Walljasper playing for LSU & USA

Allie Walljasper has been named to the U.S. Junior Women's National Team, giving the four-time Manteca Bulletin All-Area Softball MVP a rare opportunity to walk the same path as her childhood idol.

January 06, 2015 | James Burns | Regional Sports


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