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Young coach rides NCAA’s old horses

One of the area's youngest coaches has an old soul when it comes to college hoops.

March 24, 2015 | James Burns | Sports Columns


Fitness challengers measure up

They've been matched in competition and their columns appear in print together every Tuesday morning.

March 23, 2015 | James Burns | NEWS


Manteca installs workout stations

Delia Martinez and her husband couldn't afford two gym memberships with their income, so they came up with a solution.

March 20, 2015 | James Burns | NEWS


Coaches up for the Challenge

Rod Wright can draw up a fool-proof game plan to make your center small and insignificant and force you into bad shots.

March 18, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


CLOSING TIME

MORAGA - The Sierra boys basketball team gathered in a dimly lit room, searching for the silver lining in a season-ending loss.

March 18, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


PACK MENTALITY

•Sierra student cheer section largest in years

March 17, 2015 | James Burns | Education


DESTINY’S TEAM

Destiny can be a cruel bride.

March 17, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


Off guard is on point

Contrary to popular belief, the star quarterback doesn't command all the attention, nor does he covet it.

March 14, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


Ripon Christian standouts Marr, Broker ink letters of intent

RIPON – Billy Marr and Sean Broker have skill sets and smarts that have made small-school college coaches across the nation drool and reach deep into their scholarship funds.

March 14, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


3 OF A KIND

Joshua Patton, Hunter Johnson and Devin Nunez graced the interview stage at Sleep Train Arena, the senior stalwarts each donning the signature blue cap reserved for a Sac-Joaquin Section champion.

March 13, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


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


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Articles By Author - James Burns


RUN TO REMEMBER

Turns out, Tiffany McBroom was a natural.

April 18, 2015 | James Burns | NEWS


Cameras focus on ‘Kicking for Cure’

Justin Coenenberg and the Manteca High girls soccer team will make their TV debut on Monday morning.

April 18, 2015 | James Burns | NEWS


PEDAL TO THE METTLE

The English Coonhound settles in the Central Valley sun, sprawling out across a lane in the Best Western parking lot.

April 17, 2015 | James Burns | Local Columns


SKYSCRAPERS

Neither Joshua Patton nor Hunter Johnson knows what the future holds.

April 16, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


St. Mary’s McDonnell is East Bay bound

When Miranda McDonnell joined Ripon Aquatics less than two years ago, she sat down with coach Erik Zador and spoke candidly about her goals.

April 16, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


Manteca author signing his books

John Rallios has a creative habit that's not unlike "The Hobbit."

April 15, 2015 | James Burns | Around Town


River Islands students present ‘Evening of Art’

River Islands Technology Academy will celebrate its second annual Evening of Art tonight.

April 15, 2015 | James Burns | Around Town


Sierra freshman racks up 4th no-hitter

Lindsey Walljasper and the Sierra High softball team are playing as well as they've played all season, and their timing couldn't be any better.

April 15, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


Double winners abound for EU

East Union swim coach Natalie Heihn won't judge Lathrop by Tuesday's final scores.

April 15, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


KICK(ing) BACK

Over the years, Justin Coenenberg has used soccer as a vehicle to raise tens of thousands of dollars for children with cancer.

April 14, 2015 | James Burns | NEWS


MAP QUEST

Tristan Smith has his return to Bakersfield all mapped out, with push-pins marking all of wrestling's usual stops: league and divisional championships, Masters and lastly, state.

April 14, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


New digs for CORE Performance

Robert Iniguez leans against the threshold separating the weights from the indoor turf.

April 10, 2015 | James Burns | NEWS


MESS WITH THE BULL...

Not often has the Sierra High baseball team been caught in such a precarious situation.

April 08, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


Focused Howard cards 1-under for Manteca

Kyle Howard shot a 1-under 36 at the Manteca Park Golf Course on Wednesday afternoon to run away match medalist honors.

April 08, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


Doubles ladder helps Buffs blank the Ranch

The Manteca High boys tennis team whipped Weston Ranch on Wednesday, priming itself for today's crosstown dual with East Union.

April 08, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


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