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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


Ripon ice cold in Trans-Valley League finale

RIPON - Rod Wright could sense this loss was coming.

February 17, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


Teevan: Cougars learn from loss to T’Wolves

STOCKTON – Chris Teevan plopped down in his office chair, flipping through the scorebook.

February 17, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


It’s not your father’s PE class

Annisity Miller tracks her name on the board hanging high above the weight room at Sierra High.

February 14, 2015 | James Burns | Education


PROMISE KEPT

STOCKTON - The Wolf Pack spilled out of the stands, washing the court in blues, grays and whites.

February 14, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


ENTER THE DRAGONY

Rena Dragony emerged from a scrum beneath the basket with a smile and her pinkies pointed to the sky.

February 12, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


FULL STRENGTH

With about six minutes left in the third quarter, Jim Agostini called a timeout and did something he rarely ever does.

February 11, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


TIME TO SHINE

Don't look now, but the high school basketball postseason is upon us.

February 10, 2015 | James Burns | Sports Columns


Colyn next on tee at Dordt College

Ripon Christian three-sport athlete Kyle Colyn has signed a letter of intent to play golf at Dordt College in the fall.

February 07, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


Hundal, Manteca prove point in rout

Manteca High wanted to send a message to the pundits keeping close watch on the Sac-Joaquin Section's boys basketball scene.

February 07, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


Benfica Red U9 girls win 6v6 Shootout

The under-9 Benfica Red girls of the Manteca Futbol Club captured their age division at the Riley Simmons 6v6 Shootout on Saturday.

February 03, 2015 | James Burns | Regional Sports


REHAB EXPERTS

Bobby Ismail specializes in the rehabilitation of the body, and now it seems, the building too.

February 01, 2015 | James Burns | NEWS


CHECKMATE

Chris Teevan turned the game into a chess match, just as he had promised, sending five fast-action guards at the reigning Valley Oak League champions.

January 30, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


Sierra wrestling makes history

In his fifth season, coach Alex Nuanez has the Sierra High wrestling program trending in the right direction.

January 30, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


Paschini leads way for Ripon

ESCALON – Aaron Paschini scored 10 of his game-high 28 points in the fourth quarter, fueling Ripon's late surge in a 53-49 victory on Friday night.

January 30, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


EU heating up

OAKDALE – It was about this time last year that Olivia Vezaldenos and the East Union girls basketball team began their playoff push.

January 29, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


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