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2000: Lancer runners sweep 3-way meet

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POSTED September 19, 2010 2:30 a.m.
Twenty years ago, on September 17, 1990, for the first time in more than a decade, the East Union High cross country team has notched a victory over cross-town rival Manteca High. In fact, the triumph at Durham Ferry Park was a double one since the Lancers also earned a win in the girls division. MHS was unable to field a team and forfeited the race. “The tide is changing, East Union is becoming a force to contend with,” said an enthused Lancer coach Dan King. “This year, we have a lot of sophomores and juniors,” said Buffalo coach Bob Baker, who had not lost a cross country or track meet to EUHS in the seven years that he has been the Manteca High mentor. EU scored a 22-33 victory in the boys race, led by Griffin Cheek’s 15:44 clocking on the revised 2.9 mile layout. Buff runner Cory Lohman paced fourth in 16:38. In the girls division, MHS’s Carmen Perez posted the top time of the day at 20:57, but the Lady Lancers notched the next five spots, paced by Alicia Lyon at 21:28.

In other sports stories from the Bulletin files:

30 years ago: September 20, 1980 - Beyer High of Modesto pulled off some last-minute heroics and the result was a 16-14 victory over East Union High Friday night at Guss Schmiedt Field. It was the Lancers second tough loss in a row. The Lancers had built a 14-0 lead in the first half. James Mackey and Kelly Stewart scored the touchdowns for EU and George Clarkson ran in a conversion. The Lancers also provided something of a surprise by gaining 102 yards through the air on Lance Miller’s passing, with most of that coming in the first half.

20 years ago: September 19, 1990 - Things went pretty much to form in Tuesday’s Valley Oak League tennis openers as expected title contender Manteca High breezed to a 12.5-2.5 win over Ceres High and inexperienced East Union High suffered a 15-0 pasting from Oakdale High. MHS upped its overall season record to 5-0 as top-seeded Amy Noyes led the way by sweeping three Lady Bulldog opponents. The Lady Buffs’ doubles team of Jamie Prokop-Delores Sadorra enjoyed a relatively easy outing, notching 10-4 wins over two Ceres duos. At East Union, coach Mark Miller remained encouraged by his team’s effort.

The Manteca High volleyball team, now 6-1 in the pre-season, had little trouble with an over-matched Beyer High team Tuesday night at Winter Gym as the Lady Buffs won swiftly and decisively 15-0, 15-2, 15-4. Stephanie Miller had 15 service points in the first two games for Coach Scott Eckerle’s MHS squad.

East Union High, although outscoring visiting Sonora High in the second half, came up short in a wild 40-26 loss for the Lancer football team last night at Guss Schmiedt Field. Although EU’s Armando Avina threw a costly first-quarter interception that went for a Sonora touchdown, he did just about everything else Coach Jim Brown asked of him. He kicked a 31-yard field goal in the second quarter, rushed for 85 yards on 12 carries at tailback, kicked an extra point, caught two Rob Miller passes for 44 yards and blocked a Sonora extra-point try in the third quarter. Rudy Bass scored twice for EU, on runs of 30 and 19 yards and ran for a pair of extra points. Mark Kackley picked up a Wildcat fumble and ran it in from 25  yards out for another Lancer touchdown.

A pair of speedy Los Banos High sophomore ball carriers out-rushed Manteca High’s vaunted running attack and posted a 28-20 upset win Friday in the VOL football opener in Los Banos. Gary Cook, who gained 88 yards on 13 carries, scored twice for the Buffaloes on runs of 36 and three yards. He also ran in for a pair of extra points. John Coldren tallied the other MHS score on a 31-yard pass from Trent Vick.

The East Union High volleyball team had to work a little to rack up a 15-7, 15-5 win over Ripon Christian High in opening round action of the Big Valley tournament yesterday at EU’s Dalben Center. Angie Paradzinski and Debbie Noceti each had five kills and two blocks for the Lady Lancers.

10 years ago
: September 23, 2000 - Last night, the East Union High offense sparkled in a 34-19 lambasting of host Bear Creek High in Stockton. Josh Halla killed the Bruins from the air and on the ground, running the ball 21 times for 108 yards and two touchdowns and grabbing three passes from Clayton Cooke for 81 yards and another TD. Tony Ganzler ran 22 times for 204 yards and also two scores. Coach Doug McCreath’s Lancers are now 2-1 as they open VOL play next week.

Manteca High took advantage of several key mistakes by visiting Escalon High to win an intense, physical and otherwise closely-matched football game 21-7 Friday night at Guss Schmiedt Field. The Cougars saw two fumbles and an intercepted pass account for all of the Buffalo touchdowns. Anthony Meneses recovered the first Escalon fumble at the Cougar 11-yard line. Buff quarterback Brad Evans tossed a short pass to Troy McBroom for the first MHS score. After another fumble recovery, Evans found Ricky Martinez for a 19-yard score. Martinez ran in from three yards out for the last Manteca TD as 52 seconds remained in the game.

Gaining their first victory over Ripon High in three tries, the Sierra High football team pulled past the host Indians for a 28-3 win last night. After a Jack Castro recovery of a Ripon fumble, Ryan Teicheira bulled in from a yard out for the first Timberwolf touchdown. Sophomore quarterback Mike Loomis passed six yards to Patrick Hawk, Josh Montgomery ran 42 yards for one SHS score and five yards for another. Ben Conaway had nine tackles for the T’wolf defense.

Sierra High played VOL leader Tracy High to a 1-1 tie Thursday in soccer action. Paul Negron scored a beautiful goal in the second half to knot the game for the T’wolves.

The Manteca High tennis team lost to powerful Los Banos High 8.5-6.5 Thursday on the Buffalo courts. In doubles action, Lady Buffs Megan Poulos and Angela Rice swept their LBHS opponents.

Scotty Costa took a nice pass from Paul Falconi and scored a goal as East Union High went on to tie Los Banos High 1-1 in soccer action Thursday.

Kristin DePrater shot a 57 but it wasn’t enough as the Siera High golf team was shocked by Los Banos High 164-175 Thursday at the Manteca Park course.

Lack of depth cost the Manteca High golfers on the road at Sonora Thursday afternoon. The Lady Buffs fell to the Wildcats by a score of 163-179. Jenny Hummel led MHS with a 49.

The Sierra High tennis team scored a big 10-5 win over Tracy High on Thursday and stayed in the race with a 4-2 league mark. Top Lady T’wolf seed Hillary Davis swept her three opponents.

The Manteca High soccer team lost another match Thursday night, falling to host Sonora High 2-0. Sonora had 12 shots on goal to nine for the Buffaloes.

East Union High’s volleyball team dropped a tough 5-15, 11-15, 15-10, 15-9, 11-15 match to Oakdale High yesterday. Despite the loss, Amy Haapenen had 18 kills and Jaime Heupel 37 assists for the Lady Lancers.

The East Union High boys cross country team picked up a clean sweep in a three-way VOL meet Wednesday at EU. The Lancer runners beat Sierra High 20-36 and knocked off Oakdale High 15-47. The T’wolves beat Oakdale 16-42. EU’s Ricky Cuevas finished the 2.8 mile course in 15:09. The best T’wolf finisher was Will Bauer, who clocked a 15:44 in fourth place overall. On the girls’ side, Sierra High knocked off both East Union and Oakdale to mark a 2-0 record. SHS’s Brittany Proctor finished first at 18:45. The best Lady Lancer finisher was Jenna Dahle at fifth place in 19:40.

It was another sad night for Sierra High volleyball as the Lady T’wolves lost a quick match to host Sonora High 12-15, 7-15, 6-15 yesterday. In a losing cause, Tisha Werre had five blocks and two digs in the game, while Lisa Young had six service points, including an ace, and three assists.

The Manteca High volleyball team remained winless in VOL play as it dropped a 7-15, 1-15, 15-17 match to Tracy High Wednesday night. Lady Buff Jennifer Hayes had 11 digs in the match.

The Manteca High girls cross country team picked up two victories in their VOL opener when they beat Tracy High 28-29 and West High 19-36 yesterday. Amanda Toon finished second overall at 18:58.

The East Union High tennis team lost another match by a large margin, falling to Tracy High 10-5 in a match Tuesday afternoon on the Lancer courts. A bright spot for the Lady Lancers was the play of singles first-seed Linda Skehen.
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