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1990: Avina scores 37 as East Union wins tournament

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POSTED December 5, 2010 3:10 a.m.
30 years ago, on November 30, 1980, Gary Shupe passed for two touchdowns and his Manteca High Alumni teammates collected two safeties while overcoming a barrage of penalties to defeat their East Union High Alumni rivals 17-7 in the third annual Manteca Jaycees football game before a sparse and chill-bitten crowd at Guss Schmiedt Field. Shupe (class of ‘74) hit James Garcia (‘77) for a 14-yarder and for 12 yards to Mike Minaudo (‘71). Safeties were on a snap sailing over Lancer punter Jim Heupel’s (‘76) head and out of the end zone and EU quarterback Dino Ratto (‘75) being sacked in the end zone. Bruce King (‘76) kicked a pair of extra points. With 5:53 remaining in the third quarter, EU scored as quarterback Mario Silveira (‘75) ran 14 yards on a keeper. Lonnie Price (‘74) kicked the extra point.

In other sports stories from the Bulletin files:

80 years ago: December 4, 1930 - With the passing of the football season comes the basketball season. Last Monday found between 30 and 40 enthusiastic and potential men out for the first day of practice. Several of the men have had some experience and with this to start with and the boys who have become class A material since last year, Coach Aubrey Laws hopes to have a swift-working combination. Laws is developing a new style of basketball this year and so far the boys have shown good progress.

70 years ago
: December 5, 1940 - Jim Barber, Manteca’s greatest contribution to the football world, has again been chosen by the United Press as a member of this year’s All-National Football League Pro Team. The Manteca boy was listed as a tackle on the team. Barber is a member of the Washington Redskins, which won the Eastern championship last Sunday and are now scheduled to play the Chicago Bears next Sunday for the national title.

After going through the season without the loss of a game, the league-winning champions Manteca High Buffaloes tasted defeat last Friday night at Pennebaker Field in the annual tilt with the Alumni Association team. The score was 12 to 0 and the touchdowns were made when Frankie Teicheira intercepted a Buffalo pass for an Alumni touchdown and a pass from Bill Talbert to George Dadasovich accounted for the other, both conversions failing. The Alumni team was coached by Ernest Barber and Rico Bianchi, both graduates of the local school.

60 years ago: December 7, 1950 - In the first scheduled game of the season, Manteca High went down to defeat at the hands of Escalon High by a score of 62-13. Manteca was simply outclassed in all departments. The game commenced with Escalon sinking shots all over the floor. Manteca played ragged ball from first to last. Keith Grieve and Bob Acoba, with three points each, tied for high scoring honors for Manteca.

50 years ago: December 8, 1960 - Surprising even their loyalest rooters, Manteca High finished second in the consolation bracket of the Stagg Invitational Tournament last week. Coach Joe Jacobs’ crew turned in a fine performance throughout the tourney. In the semi-finals of the consolation round, the Buffaloes defeated Lincoln High of Stockton, 45-39. Dick Treff topped the Manteca scoring with 11 points, while Monte Corley also scored 10 for the locals.

The Manteca High football squad, winners of five straight Valley Oak League contests and holders of an 8-1 seasonal mark, finished in the top 20 ratings of the San Francisco Chronicle. In their final ratings of the year for Northern California, the Chronicle placed the Buffaloes in a tie for 17th place with Turlock High. John Holbrook, versatile senior fullback, was named to the first team all-Central California team.

30 years ago
: December 3, 1980 - Mike Delmanowski fired in 22 points and pulled down 13 rebounds as Manteca High sped to a convincing 68-49 victory over Bret Harte High Tuesday night in Angels Camp. It was the third successive win for the Buffaloes who, according to Coach Steve Winter, have yet to encounter a stiff test. Complimenting Delmanowski’s effort was Jody Ruble who had 10 points.

Beyer High took advantage of Manteca High’s first-half defensive breakdowns to post a 3-0 shutout over the Buffaloes in the Central California Conference soccer opener yesterday afternoon in Modesto.

The lack of experience and depth on the East Union High wrestling squad became all too apparent during the season-opening match at Dalben Center last night as Patterson High blasted the Lancers 44-23. Lancers pinning their opponents were: Matt Simas (98), Philip Yepez (119) and Don Racacho (145).

The Manteca High girls basketball team shot an amazing 79 percent from the foul line and used a balanced scoring attack to knock off Downey High of Modesto 73-61 Monday night. Martha Dias topped the Lady Buff scoring with 22 points and Donna Foster followed with 17. Broni Steves contributed 11 more for Coach Lorraine Goff’s cagers.

Despite a courageous comeback, the East Union High girls suffered a heart-breaking 36-35 overtime loss to Linden High Monday night. Super-sophomore Andrea Fierro led the Lady Lancers with 10 points.
Modesto High held on in the final 15 seconds for a nerve-racking 52-51 victory over East Union High last night in the opening round of the 23rd annual Modesto City Schools Invitational Basketball Tournament at Modesto High. The heart-breaking loss was EU’s first of the season. Billy

Emperador and Kelly Stewart led Lancer offense with 13 points apiece.

The good news is that the East Union High soccer team scored its first goal of the 1980-81 season. The bad news, though, is that they are still looking for their first win. Davis High handed the young Lancers a 6-2 defeat yesterday afternoon in Modesto.

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