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Buffs hunt for second major title

There's Joe Menzel, arms pointed to the sky, clutching the game ball.

May 23, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


OUT OF HIS SHELL

RIPON – Fred Garber climbs atop his motorcycle, feels the rubber handles in his hands, and recalls a time when he wasn't riding much.

May 22, 2014 | James Burns | Ripon News


JUST KEEP KICKING

Times are set. Events have been scheduled. And trucks, trunks and RVs have been loaded down with coolers, swim bags and pop-up tents.

May 22, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


BEST OF THE BEST

Go ahead, Lady Lancers, take a victory lap.

May 22, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


MAN’S BEST FRIEND

Alice Smith rummages through boxes in the garage, searching for a photo of a long-lost relative she's never met.

May 21, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS


KEEP CALM AND DELIVER

These make-or-break moments are often defined by big, imposing aces with even larger personalities, rocket arms and legitimate college and pro prospects.

May 21, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


Canales set to kick it in North Dakota

One of the season's indelible moments is of Sierra's Sydnee Canales lacing a deep left-footed shot on goal to earn a draw at Oakdale.

May 21, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


Cuneo chooses Pacific over So. Oregon

Clay Cuneo's mind was made up.

May 21, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


ONE OF MANY?

STOCKTON – She came. She saw. She conquered.

May 18, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


Knights snare D7 crown in PK shootout

STOCKTON – Abby Buitrago calmly stepped to the penalty stripe, spotting the ball and her place in Ripon Christian's storied athletic history.

May 18, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


From Park Avenue to park bench

Crouched forward in his seat, shoulders slumped toward the table, Doug Borges rubs calloused hands against one another.

May 17, 2014 | James Burns | Local Columns


‘Banner’ season for three?

A banner season for local girls soccer culminates today with three Sac-Joaquin Section championship games at two sites.

May 17, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


REMEMBERING

Art Smith isn't asking for much – just a few hours of your time, twisting screws and swinging a hammer.

May 15, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS


1 with a BULLET

When she was little, on the cusp of becoming a Division I-caliber player, Isela Rivera's father would keep the budding young striker reaching and wanting and hungry with the Three Bs speech.

May 15, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


WATER WORK

Coaches Chabre Basile, Jason Beier and Niki DeGeorge helped return the Manteca Dolphins swim team to prominence in 2013.

May 14, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


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Sea Lions crown 4 high-point winners

Manteca Dolphins president Priscilla Brink hoped to see cleaner, faster swims from a relatively new team.

May 29, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


GOLDEN BOOT

Abby Buitrago tallied 52 goals, led the entire state of California in points and guided her team to its first-ever Sac-Joaquin Section soccer championship.

May 28, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


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