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1977: EU wrestler Frank Spino pins foe in 16 seconds

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POSTED December 17, 2017 11:52 p.m.

Fifty years ago, on December 10, 1967, the East Union High Lancers picked up their first cage win of the season with a 53-41 win over Bret Harte High in the opening round of the Tuolumne Tournament at Summervile High. Manuel Luis, chosen on the all-tourney team for the three-day event, was the high scorer for the Lancers with 20 points.

In other sports stories from the Bulletin files:

80 years ago: December 16, 1937 – Carrying out its annual custom, the Manteca Luncheon Club had as guests at a dinner meeting Thursday night at Ray’s Quick Lunch, the Manteca High football squad and its coaches. The speaker was Fred Solomon, coach at the Stockton High School. Guests were Coach Larry Siemering, assistant coaches Eugene Voorheis and Maurice Tracie and the team members. The players were introduced by Coach Siemering, who had previously been presented by J. F. Bisig, principal of the high school and chairman of the entertainment committee.

Winning of the national professional football championship by the Washington Redskins when they defeated the Chicago Bears Sunday by a score of 26 to 21 is of interest to local people because of Jim Barber’s connection with the championship. Barber, a product of the local high school, made a name for himself while attending the University of San Francisco.

60 years ago: December 19, 1957 – As in the Escalon Tournament, the Manteca High hoopsters felt the pangs of defeat, this time to Modesto High, due to two factors, lack of height and experience. In a ball control game, the Buffaloes eventually lost, 49-20. The Buffs managed to hit only 10 percent of their shots. Manteca’s big man, 6-3 center Gene Morrison, possibly had the worst night he will have for the rest of the season, scoring only one field goal during the entire contest.

Manteca High’s wrestling squad has won two dual meets this season to establish themselves as no pushover for anybody. The Buffaloes, coached by Ken Von Rueden, won against Tracy High and Sonora High.

50 years ago: December 13, 1967 – The mountain air proved to be most exhilarating for Manteca High as they traveled to Sonora High last Tuesday and returned with their first basketball victory of the season, a 77-51 romp over the Wildcats. Center Pat Mitchell scored 21 points and hauled down 23 rebounds to dominate both boards for the Buffaloes.

40 years ago: December 15, 1977 – Karen Steves was named the most valuable player of Manteca High’s volleyball team at last week’s fall sports banquet at the school. Gabriele Scheinuck received the same award for women’s tennis. Cross-country awards went to Sergio Aguilar and Andrea Negley.

Ben Torres pinned his opponent Tuesday night in a dual meet heavyweight wrestling bout. The Buffaloes, however, lost the close match to the Bulldogs, 31-28.

East Union High went into overtime against Escalon High Tuesday and came out on the winning end of a thriller, 57-54. EU outscored Escalon 16-3 in the third quarter. Jeff Wright finished the game with 12 points for the Lancers and Jim Agostini added 11 more.

East Union and Manteca High soccer teams tied 3-3 in their first meeting of the young 1977 season. Lancer goals were by Steve Snyder, Charles Wegner and Tony Lopez. Buffalo scoring was by Felix Munoz with two and Fernando Correa.

East Union High continues to dominate its opponents in wrestling, having won another du al match last Thursday with Franklin High of Stockton. The Lancers demolished their opponents, 51-15 and lost only three bouts. Jim Castro (103), Robert Armstrong (120), Jesse Lopez (127), Bob Johnson (133), Warren Thomsen (175) and Frank Spino (heavyweight) all had pins for the Lancers. It took Spino only 16 seconds to pin his opponent.

Pete Banaszak of the Oakland Raiders was the guest speaker at the annual Lions Club football banquet honoring Manteca High athletes Monday night. Brad Steele was awarded the most valuable player trophy by Coach Walker Vick. The master of ceremonies was University of the Pacific football Coach Chester Caddas.

Manteca High’s women’s basketball team lost to Davis High of Modesto 62-39 last Monday. Karen Steves led the Manteca High scoring with 20 points and freshman Denise Negley added 10 more.

National Football League referee Jim Tunney was the featured speaker at the Manteca Rotary Club’s second annual football awards banquet for East Union High last week. Coach Vern Gebhardt presented the most valuable offensive back award to Paul Seabron.

The East Union High women’s basketball team brought home their first victory of the season last Thursday when they trounced Linden High 58-20. Liz Aufdermaur had the hot hand for the Lancerettes, netting 24 points and grabbing 21 rebounds. Angie Mackey added 12 to the EU total.

Displaying the style of basketball that has led them to a 7-0 non-league record, the Manteca High Buffaloes continued to dominate their opponents last week by defeating Atwater High 68-51 on Friday. Lance Cook led the Buff scoring with 14 points, while Jim Harris added 12 more and Larry Potter had 10 points.

30 years ago: December 13, 1987 – Manteca High junior Dave Ennes, getting his first basketball start, scored 15 points, including four key points in overtime, as the Buffaloes defeated Tracy High 62-57. The victory Saturday night earned Manteca third place in the Stonebarger Tournament at Brentwood’s Liberty High School. Marshall Cannon, who fouled out late in the fourth quarter, led MHS with 16 points.

The East Union High cagers, now 6-2, scored 50 points in the second half to beat Edison High of Stockton 73-60. Gary Kron paced the winners with 21 points, while Sean Harmon, Jerry Flowers and Robert Randall all had 12.

Manteca High’s wrestlers are now 3-0 in league meets after cruising to a 52-21 win over visiting Livingston High Wednesday night. Buffalo pins were by Wayne Smith, Jeremy Perez, Mike Holmes and Loren Haworth. Livingston forfeited three matches.

20 years ago: December 14, 1997 – East Union High used a 27-16 third-quarter outburst to swat down Franklin High 72-54 in the Frank Godinez Basketball Tournament consolation final at Turlock High yesterday. Junior Matt Stricker pumped in nine of his game-leading 24 points during the decisive third period to lead the Lancers, which improved to 7-2 overall. Bryan Snitselaar added 11 points for EU, which had 10 players score.

Manteca High came out a winner Saturday at the Calaveras Basket ball Tournament as the Lady Buffs scored 20 points in the first quarter and held on for a 64-57 win against Ripon High in a third-place game. Katrina Teller led MHS with 21 points, while Katie Teicheira added 16 and teammate Janelle Riella had 12.

Erin Beck scored 10 of her team-high 14 points in the fourth quarter as Sierra High welcomed the return of Christi Goodhart with a 49-42 win over the Escalon High girls Monday evening in the Sierra High gym. Goodhart, seeing her first action of the season after recovering from a broken hand, pumped in 11 points and had four assists.

Solo goals in each half and a stout defense carried Sierra High to a 2-0 booting of Bear Creek High in soccer action yesterday at SHS. Ginny Teunissen and Angela Allgaier each scored to lead the Lady T’wolves to their second straight win. The visiting Lady Bruins had only two shots on goal.

The Manteca High wrestling team cruised to its second straight win, a 49-27 decision over Tracy High in Valley Oak League action Tuesday night. Earning pins for the Buffaloes were Timmy Welch (112), Chris Pritchard (130), Jake Harris (140), Don Walker (145), Robert Miller (189) and Matt McKeown (215).

Manteca High’s Brad Garlets, a 6-1 senior, scored 18 of his season-high 22 points to lead the Buffaloes to an 83-67 win over Alameda High at Tracy’s Winter Holiday Classic yesterday. Paul Rebeiro added 13 points and 15 assists to the Buff total. Adam Jacobs (12) and Jesse Jackson (10) also contributed with their scoring.

East Union High opened with a win Thursday evening at the Stagg Tournament in Stockton. The Lady Lancers snapped a six-game losing streak by defeating Edison High 40-32 behind a solid performance from last year’s VOL MVP Cynthia Mathews. She had 21 points, including three 3-pointers.

10 years ago: December 19, 2007 – East Union High picked up an impressive win, 49-45 over the previously 7-1 Patterson High team in boys’ basketball action Tuesday night at the Dalben Center. Garrett Jones led the way on both sides of the ball, picking up five steals on defense and finishing with a game-high 17 points for EU. Eugene Alston had a big night, adding 13 points for Coach Eric Simoni’s squad.

Ashley Tugade scored 11 of her game-high 18 points in the second half as she led Sierra High to a 48-38 win over visiting Beyer High in girls’ basketball action last night. Foul trouble limited Heather Scharmann, the T’wolves’ top post player to 10 points. SHS is now 4-1 for Coach Isaac Gutierrez.

A scuffle between the home Rio Linda High supporters broke out in the second quarter of their game with Manteca High, which halted the game for 30 minutes while officials waited for an administrator to show up. After that was settled, the Lady Buffs went on to upend the Knights 59-52 in non-conference play Monday. Cassie Guase had 19 points, eight rebounds and five steals to pace MHS. Kristi Llamas and Cynthia Perez added 10 points each to the winning total.

Christian Williams scored 25 points to lead Sierra High to a 61-43 win over visiting Pitman High in basketball action last night. Adonis 

Brown and Eddie Morales each added 11 points to the winning total for Coach Scott Thomason’s T’wolves.


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