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OUR KNIGHT

RIPON – Sean Broker burrowed down in the post, a tree standing tall above the Tribe. Austin Alger danced around the perimeter.

January 27, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


Defend The Den: T’wolves snap skid

The Sierra High girls basketball team turned to its defense to snap a five-game losing streak.

January 27, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


Blankers’ defense the difference

RIPON – Physically, Ed Mulder knew Ellen Blankers would be fine following knee surgery in the spring.

January 27, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


RC looks to reverse trend in rivalry

RIPON – The Ripon Christian girls basketball team hasn't had much success this decade against its across-the-street neighbor.

January 26, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


BEST IN TOWN

RIPON – Rod Wright and his staff are in charge of the official book, access to the locker rooms and providing a game ball.

January 26, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


Lathrop United shakes off loss; finishes third at Frazier tourney

A controversial penalty kick may have kept the Lathrop United from a Jim Frazier Tournament championship, but it hardly diminished a banner inaugural season for the boys soccer club.

January 26, 2015 | James Burns | Regional Sports


THE MUSIC MAN RETURNS

East Union celebrated the return of its music man, Jose Baron, this past weekend.

January 25, 2015 | James Burns | NEWS


ACCESS vs. EXCESS

Janice Ward anxiously awaits her day in court with disabled-access advocate and litigious attorney Scott Johnson.

January 24, 2015 | James Burns | NEWS


UNSTOPPABLE

Manteca's Loretta Kakala could feel the anxiety building before the start of Friday's game.

January 23, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


George’s Bikes closing, turns into mobile service

George's Bikes is shuttering its brick-and-mortar location near Ripon's historic downtown.

January 23, 2015 | James Burns | BUSINESS


CITY LIMITS

Loretta Kakala and the Manteca High girls basketball team dispatched one rival and appear ready for another.

January 22, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


IT DIDN’T WORK

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.

January 21, 2015 | James Burns | NEWS


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


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Articles By Author - James Burns


Walljasper an elite SEC pitcher as freshman

Former Sierra High pitcher and U.S. national team member Allie Walljasper is making the "ol' college try" look far too easy.

March 13, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


Wait allows Sierra to recover, refocus

The past three days have been an exercise of control and focus for Scott Thomason and his history-making Sierra High boys basketball team.

March 12, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


Slow-starting Aptos rallies past Cougars

STOCKTON - Jaelen Ragsdale lingered around the bench, shuffling between handshakes, high-fives and hugs from appreciative Cougar fans.

March 12, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


DESTINY ON BUFFS’ SIDE

In four years, the Manteca High girls soccer program has raised more than $25,000 for the American Cancer Society and ill-stricken families in the community.

March 11, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


STATE OF MIND

The Manteca High boys basketball has been pitted against one of the hottest teams in Northern California, but Foothill remains a secondary concern at this point.

March 10, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


Section final loss still stings Cougars

Weston Ranch boys basketball coach Chris Teevan let nature run its course during Monday afternoon's practice.

March 10, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


NO DOUBT ABOUT IT

SACRAMENTO - With 23 seconds left and victory safely in hand, Scott Thomason reared back and howled toward the rafters at Sleep Train Arena.

March 07, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


FAMILIAR FOES

From the start of the season, the rhetoric surrounding the Sierra and Weston Ranch boys basketball teams was consistent.

March 06, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


POINT TO PROVE

Sierra coach Scott Thomason was money from the 3-point line during his playing days at Pacific.

March 05, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


Branches on opposite side of coaching tree

Scott Thomason wears a classic game-day outfit, and so do the members of his staff: solid colors with a coordinated tie.

March 05, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


Vazquez, fresh cast lead Sierra softball

And so the Maria Vazquez era begins at Sierra High.

March 04, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


Ripon swarms RC, nets 5 in first half

RIPON – The Ripon High girls soccer team doesn't have the flashy striker with video-game numbers or a fresh Sac-Joaquin Section championship banner blowing in its corner.

March 04, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


MHS tennis sweeps Spartans

With each match, Frank Fontana learns something new about his tennis team.

March 04, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


Teevan: Ragsdale ready for big stage

WESTON RANCH – Jaelen Ragsdale, the moment is yours.

March 03, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


Hundal hobbled; listed as probable

The big man has tried cold compressions, massages, laser treatments and muscle stimulation.

March 03, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


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