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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


RC loses T. Vander Molen in win

HUGHSON – Ripon Christian kept its perfect Trans-Valley League record intact but may have lost a key player in the process.

January 29, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


TESTED ON ROAD

LATHROP – Jaelen Ragsdale had his best performance in weeks on a night when Lathrop star Isaiah Ellis struggled just to stay on the court.

January 29, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


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Articles By Author - James Burns


STAYING ALIVE

The Sierra boys basketball stepped into the telephone booth a shaken No. 3 seed on the cusp of an embarrassing home defeat.

February 28, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


Weston Ranch stuns No. 1 Christian Brothers

When the brackets for the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs were announced, Chris Teevan welcomed the slog ahead of his basketball program.

February 28, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


LAST CHANCE

LATHROP - It's now or never for Alex Garcia, a wrestler with a rich bloodline and one glaring omission on an otherwise sparkling resume.

February 27, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


MUST all-star game retuns

The Maryann Wallace Pangburn 7/8 Grade All-Star Classic will return to Sierra High this Saturday after a one-year hiatus.

February 26, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


CLOSE CALL

Tyler Graves-Kelso threw his body into the stands, his hands into the passing lanes, and more importantly, he threw a perfect strike to Marcus Montano with the game on the line.

February 26, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


Undersized Ripon comes up short vs. Marysville

Erik Scheive found space at the back-door, finishing a third-quarter lob with authority.

February 25, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


Multi-sport star finds his groove on hardwood

Marcus Montano has scored bending free kicks at the final whistle to win soccer games.

February 25, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


ROLLING WITH RENA

Jim Agostini didn't recognize the number, but there was no mistaking the voice on the other end of the line.

February 24, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


Marysville a big concern for Ripon

Cody Haines and David Onochie, the little big men for the Ripon boys basketball team, are playing some of their best basketball right now.

February 20, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


SEASON EXTENSION

Midway through the season, East Union was languishing in the middle of the pack, searching for a foothold in the Sac-Joaquin Section playoff chase.

February 20, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


Spartans hope Avila LOI sign of things to come

LATHROP – Captain Yaneli Avila is revered for her quiet leadership on the soccer field.

February 19, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


Cougs must become road warriors

STOCKTON – For the Weston Ranch boys basketball team, the season will finish just as it began – on the road.

February 19, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


BRING IT ON

Scott Thomason broke from tradition at the start of the basketball season.

February 19, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


Bounces go Buffs’ way for opener

Manteca boys basketball coach Brett Lewis feels like the bounces are going the Buffaloes' way as of late.

February 19, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


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


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