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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


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


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Articles By Author - James Burns


T’wolves bat around vs. Weston Ranch

The Sierra High softball team had almost a week to think about a stinging loss to Oakdale because of a rainout.

April 08, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


HEAR THEM ROAR

Darrell Clemons spent his varsity career trying to keep Sierra High pass-rushers LJ Alofaituli and Trevon McCray out of the backfield.

April 07, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


EU golf blows by Buffaloes

East Union boys golf coach Dennis Wells' mood ran hot even on a windy day.

April 07, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


WORK TO DO

Matt Rose plowed through a rough afternoon on the greens, earning medalist honors as Sierra pushed past Weston Ranch.

April 07, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


Lathrop soccer shut out by Jags

TRACY - The opening minutes looked promising for goalie Callia Morales-Linnell and the Lathrop girls soccer team.

April 07, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


River Islands run club nears finish line

LATHROP – The River Islands Technology Academy running club is fast-approaching its first major milestone.

April 06, 2015 | James Burns | NEWS


MFC Dash collects 1st trophy

Playing on a bigger field against older competition, Dash proved it could still dominate.

April 02, 2015 | James Burns | Regional Sports


EASTER VISION

Rasheed Ali ripped at the seam, pulling the egg from its plastic wrapper.

April 02, 2015 | James Burns | NEWS


VOL opens with Sierra-Oakdale

The Valley Oak League schedule makers didn't waste any time putting the lions in the ring with one another last fall.

April 02, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


Radio Shack in Manteca not closing

Contrary to a radio report, a longtime tenant in the Manteca Marketplace shopping center is not closing its doors.

April 01, 2015 | James Burns | Around Town


Interested in having your dog part of dog therapy effort?

Manteca's Therapy Dog Club - Paws4Friends - is well known for the work they do having a handler and dog visit places such as Manteca Care, The Commons, Emeritus and Prestige, Doctors Hospital of Manteca, the Manteca Library, French Camp School, Agape Foster Agency, as well as Haven of Peace and Raymus House.

April 01, 2015 | James Burns | Around Town


THE COACH

Jim White walked into the theatre unannounced, starting a quiet corner conversation with Sierra High athletic director Anthony Chapman.

March 31, 2015 | James Burns | Local Columns


Arizona loss opens door for Challenge field

Brett Lewis has a white-knuckle grip on the lead in the first-ever Coaches Bracket Challenge.

March 31, 2015 | James Burns | Sports Columns


GAME-CHANGER

Behind the catcher's mask and all that armor, Jake Souza is a modern-day knight picked to help lead Sierra High's conquest.

March 29, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


DANGEROUS GAME

EDITOR'S NOTE: The Manteca Unified School District students that agreed to be interviewed by the Bulletin spoke under a condition of anonymity.

March 28, 2015 | James Burns | NEWS


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