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2000: Buff gridders surprise Tracy High, 35-20

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POSTED January 2, 2011 2:09 a.m.
Thirty years ago, on October 23, 1980, Amy Powell, a slender, six-foot senior, turned in another devastating performance as she and her East Union High teammates dumped their cross-town rivals, the Manteca High Lady Buffs, in two straight volleyball games at Winter Gym. EU survived a shaky start in the first game to topple the Buffs, 15-9, and then continued their torrid play in the second meeting to capture a 15-8 decision. The hard-hitting Powell was the dominating force on the court, blocking balls near the net and producing seven unreturnable spikes on the night. The win puts Christie Chisholm’s Lady Lancers right behind Sonora High in Valley Oak League play.

In other sports stories from the Bulletin files:
70 years ago: October 24, 1940 - The Manteca Merchants played the Merced State Leaguers with a few of their better ball players missing last Sunday. The local nine lost out in the final three frames by a 10 to 2 score. Lee McAllister led the locals with a home run and a single.

30 years ago
: October 24, 1980 - Sonora High grabbed five of the first seven places and notched a crucial 25-31 victory over Manteca High in cross-country action here Monday. The win gave Sonora sole possession of first place with one dual meet remaining. Coach Alex Henderson’s Buffaloes now sport a 3-1 ledger. Junior Jimmy Elam kept his unbeaten streak alive with a 15:36 time for Manteca. About the only thing worth smiling over was the consistent performance of the girls who took a 20-40 decision and appear headed for a VOL dual meet title. Manteca’s Cathy DeRuyter took second at 12:36 to lead a host of Buff runners.

East Union High’s cross-country team is still winless, dropping a heart-breaking 27-28 decision to Livingston High on Monday. As usual, the first runner across the tape was EU’s William Windham, who traveled through the scenic Caswell Park route in 15:29. Senior Julie Johnson had a career-best clocking of 12:29 as the Lady Lancers took a forfeit win over Livingston.

10 years ago
: November 4, 2000 - Sierra High visited West High in Tracy Friday night and came home with a 33-28 football win. Timberwolf Jesse Wise made a key interception of a West High desperation pass with 45 seconds remaining in the game to sew up the T’wolf victory. Ryan Teicheira gained 67 yards on 13 carries to lead the SHS offense. On defense, Alex Avila made 12 tackles.

Sonora High’s Randy Landingham ran the opening kickoff back 90 yards to score and it was apparent that the football game with East Union High wouldn’t be close. The Lancers eventually surrendered 18 points in the first quarter and went on to drop a 26-0 decision to the Wildcats at “The Rock” in Sonora last night. After some early adjustments, the EU defense clamped down on the undefeated Wildcats. Offensively, the Lancers gained just 67 yards in the game.

Manteca High showed up at Guss Schmiedt Field Friday night with all their football weapons and took it to visiting Tracy High, 35-20. Coach Joe Miller’s Buffaloes were led by Carlos Duenas, who ran for 109 yards and scored two touchdowns. Ricky Martinez added two more scores and quarterback Anthony Dadasovich tallied the other touchdown.

Manteca High stood tall at the net in Wednesday night’s volleyball match against Sierra High to win three games 15-13, 15-3, 18-16. Despite the score, the match was a battle all the way. Aimee Sims led the Lady Buffs with 13 kills, while Beth Simas had 42 assists. Trish Werre had 18 blocks and 10 kills on the Lady T’wolf side.

East Union High’s volleyball squad dropped their final match of the year to Tracy High 3-15, 14-16, 13-15. It was the Lady Lancers’ 10th VOL loss and their 13th defeat of the season. Jamie Heupel led EU with five assists, while Sam Cooke had five kills in the loss.

Manteca area teams closed out the golf season at the Sectional Tournament in Groveland on Monday. In cold, rainy conditions on a tough, hilly course, local golfers Erica Yoshino and Jenny Hummel led their teams. Yoshino topped the East Union High girls with an 85, while Hummel shot a 113 to lead Manteca High. Sacramento’s St. Francis High won the tournament.
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