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WHAT A RUSH

RIPON – For months, Sierra head coach Jeff Harbison and offensive coordinator Jeff Abrew have been inside the laboratory, retooling one of the area's most explosive offenses.

August 30, 2014 | James Burns | High School Football


RIVALRY RENEWED

The Ripon and Sierra football teams will rekindle their rivalry in the marquee Zero Week game tonight.

August 29, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


Sierra High grad hot in Fire’s league debut

BERKELEY - The San Francisco Fire burst onto the National Pro Grid League scene on Thursday night, defeating the road weary Philadelphia Founders.

August 29, 2014 | James Burns | Regional Sports


Spartans march on under new coach

LATHROP – Alfredo Reynaga hasn't wasted any time putting his stamp on the Lathrop High boys soccer program.

August 27, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


BARKING UP THE WRONG TREE?

Alice Schlote wrapped her arms around the towering Italian cypress in her front yard, pulling her body close to its brush.

August 27, 2014 | James Burns | Local Columns


TOUGH ACT TO FOLLOW

Victor Polanco stood on the sidelines, a sun hat pulled low on his brow.

August 26, 2014 | James Burns | High School Football


Some homeless push shopping carts, he has a mobile shelf

The homeless are survivors by nature, so they're nothing if not crafty and resourceful. But is Manteca's homeless problem out of control?

August 26, 2014 | James Burns | Around Town


Manteca, Oakdale get head start on rivalry

The stakes just keep getting higher and higher for the football programs at Manteca and Oakdale high schools.

August 26, 2014 | James Burns | Sports Columns


FUTURE IS NOW

Kevin Mendiola wheeled back with his right foot and took the ball off a bounce, sending it crashing into the back of the net.

August 23, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


BLD softball coordinator acquired by Cathedral City

Big League Dreams Manteca is losing one of its superstars.

August 21, 2014 | James Burns | Around Town


Caswell’s time on the big screen

One of the most popular movies of 1973 was filmed, at least in part, at one of the most popular spots near Ripon and Manteca.

August 21, 2014 | James Burns | Around Town


Dash dominates Davis Legacy tournament

It seems nothing can slow down the Dash these days.

August 20, 2014 | James Burns | Regional Sports


Manteca FC Flash stuns higher-ranked opponents

The Manteca Futbol Club Flash under-12 girls soccer team might not have a flashy Northern California ranking, but that could soon change.

August 20, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


Ernie’s chef opening own restaurant in Stockton

It appears Ernie's Food & Spirits may soon be without an important ingredient.

August 18, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS


Deadline for MHS bus tickets is Aug. 20

The last day to purchase tickets for the Manteca High football team's rooters' buses is Wednesday, Aug. 20.

August 12, 2014 | James Burns | High School Football


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Articles By Author - James Burns


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


BIG MEN ON CAMPUS

For three years, Billy Sharmoug and Isaac McClain were the big men on the Manteca High campus.

October 09, 2014 | James Burns | High School Football


Charles, Soto will play Saturday

It looks like the Manteca High football team will have its big stars for the big game.

October 07, 2014 | James Burns | High School Football


Family rocked by Dean’s sudden death; needs help with funeral

Angelica Dean was, by all accounts, caring, selfless and hardworking, and the longtime Manteca resident used those traits to build a career in assisting the elderly.

October 04, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS


Merced: People + ideas + support = success

MERCED – The lobby at Coffee Bandits froths with conversation of all flavors, and it's not uncommon to find those on divergent paths sharing creamers.

October 04, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS


Victory began with promises

Jeff Harbison pointed to the scoreboard hanging over the crowd at Daniel Teicheira Memorial Stadium, inviting everyone to take one last look.

October 04, 2014 | James Burns | High School Football


RC rally sacked by Le Grand

LE GRAND – Billy Marr never saw the rush.

October 04, 2014 | James Burns | High School Football


‘Iron Mike’ at East Union

And on this side of town, shaped by a lifetime of hard lessons, former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson.

October 03, 2014 | James Burns | Education


SAVAGE DUO

Before there was Savage Elite Fitness there was personal sacrifice and a desperate, soul-searching struggle.

October 03, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS


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