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1991: EU tops All VOL boys hoop picks

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POSTED March 7, 2011 12:40 a.m.
20 years ago: March 5, 1991 - Manteca High held its annual winter social Monday night, awarding athletes in each sport with plaques of recognition. MHS Athletic Director Walker Vick presented the MHS/VOL Scholar Athlete awards to the Buffaloes who had maintained a grade point average of over 3.7 while participating in varsity athletics. Two-sport participants included Erin Lathrop (volleyball and basketball), Sue Nunes (tennis and basketball) and Peter Smith (football and wrestling). In baseball, James Harvey and Paul Gutierrez were named co-MVP’s. In girls soccer, Jenna Asprey was named MVP; Vince Elliott received the award for wrestling and Nunes was the girls basketball MVP.

East Union High’s Armando Avina pulled down the VOL’s top honor as the 1990-91 basketball MVP. Fellow Lancers Eric Simoni and Matt Harmon were also honored by the league’s coaches as first-team selections. Manteca High was shut out of both the first and second team selections.

East Union High and Manteca High placed a combined three players on the first squad of the all-VOL girls basketball team Wednesday night. EU’s Angie Paradzinski, along with the Lady Buffs’ Sue Nunes and Cateena Gleaves were named to the all-VOL first team.

The Manteca High golf team dropped its third straight match Wednesday afternoon, falling to Jesuit High of Carmichael 218-258 on the Ancil Hoffman Golf Course in Sacramento. Chad Suydam led the Buffs with a round of 48.

The Manteca High tennis team took to the road Wednesday afternoon and swept Livingston High, winning all five matches and an exhibition. The Buffs are now 4-1 on the pre-season.

Exploding for eight runs in the top of the fifth inning, the Manteca High softball team opened its season with a 13-0 win over Downey High Wednesday afternoon in Modesto. Junior Tracie Sloan went the distance on the mound, allowing just four hits in seven innings and struck out four.

The East Union High softball team start ed its season Wednesday afternoon against the number 1 ranked  team in Northern California, Lincoln High of Stockton. The result was a 5-0 win for the Lady Trojans, who exploded for all their runs in the fourth inning. Karina Wood go the only hit for the Lady Lancers, a fourth-inning single.

East Union High seniors Larry Martinez and LaShawn Daniels gave notice Thursday afternoon that they’re ready and willing to do as much as possible to take the Lancer track team to victory this season. Both raced to two individual victories and ran legs on both of EUHS’s victorious relay squads to pace EU to a tri-meet triumph over Turlock and Stockton-Lincoln High Schools at the Union Road track. Meanwhile, the Lady Lancers settled for second place behind the Turlock girls. Martinez won the 100-meter high hurdles (16.81) and 330 low hurdles in 44.09, while Daniels captured both the 200 (24.04) and the 400 (53.98). Despite Kirsten Nelson’s strong performance, the Lady Lancers were toppled by Turlock 68-51. Nelson won both the 110 hurdles (17.57) and 400 (1:07.01) to go along with a leg on the winning 400 relay team.

Capitalizing on six hits and two Modesto High errors, the East Union High baseball team rolled to a 6-1 victory over the Panthers Thursday afternoon at EU. Mark Kackley led the Lancers’ offensive attack, banging out two hits in three at-bats, including a two-run double. Brian Bettencourt, who was a last-minute starting pitlcher, went 4 2/3 innings without allowing a run.

Manteca High exploded for four first-inning runs and used the one-hit pitching of Brian Berger and Paul Gutierrez to stop Atwater High 5-1 in the opening round of the Pedretti Baseball Tournament at Turlock High Thursday afternoon . At the plate, Berger had three of the Buffaloes’ 10 hits.  

10 years ago: March 10, 2001 - Sierra High had to battle back to beat visiting Ceres High 8-7 in baseball action on Friday. Trailing in the final inning, Timberwolf Matt Berezay singled and was sacrificed to second by Ryan Teicheira. After two walks loaded the bases, Berezay scored on a Steve Martinez single for the win.

The Sierra High tennis squad dominated on the courts Friday to defeat their cross-town rivals Manteca High 13-2. Singles players Tony Lam and Andrew Erickson were triple winners for Sierra and the doubles teams of Steve Gallagher-Ryan Allen and Justin Cornell-Chris Thompson won two games each. Buffaloes Mike Peters and Mike Fleming were winners.

The East Union High tennis team dominated Oakdale High on Friday to win 15-0. “Oakdale is a whole team of beginners,” said EU Coach Carter.

Manteca High’s swimming teams were defeated by powerful Tracy High on Friday. The Bulldog boys beat the Buffaloes 113-56 and the Lady Buffs lost to Tracy by a score of 118-52. Andrew May was a standout for Manteca, taking first places in the 100 fly, 200 free and the 100 free.

East Union High’s swim teams downed Oakdale High’s teams on Friday with the Lancer boys winning 88-75 and the girls taking firsts in 10 of the 11 events. Double winners for the boys included Victor Hucke (200 free and 100 free), Danny

Riolo (200 IM and 500 free) and Quinlan Chavez (100 fly and 100 breast). For the Lady Lancers, Erin Pritchard (200 free and 500 free), Tiffany Vaught (100 fly and 100 breast) and Jaime Heupel (50 free and 100 back) were double winners.

Manteca High pitcher Becci Harnden threw a no-hit shutout and struck out nine batters as the Lady Buff softball team beat Ripon High 3-0 on Thursday. Sarah Cross had three hits, including a double, and drove in a run to pace Coach Bill Pinol’s squad.

Manteca High suffered a 10-0 defeat in baseball action at Riverbank High on Thursday. “They threw their best guy at us,” said Coach Erick Brink. “He was tough.” Anthony Dadasovich had a single and a walk for the Buffaloes.

East Union High beat Ceres High 13-5 on Thursday, making it their fourth straight baseball win in the pre-season. Coach Dan Triglia’s team collected 11 hits in the contest. Cameron Dodd went two for two on the day with a home run, a double, a run, a walk and six RBI’s for the Lancers.

At the East Union High Winter Sports Awards ceremony, Erion Moore and Amy Haapanen were named MVP’s in basketball, Amber Stone soccer MVP and Sergio Lopez was MVP in wrestling.

Swimming at Lincoln pool on Tuesday, the Sierra High swim teams blasted West High’s squads 96-66 in boys competition and the Lady T’wolves dominated 105-55. Nicole Draa had a pair of wins (200 free and 100 back) and swam on two winning relay teams, Ja-Neil Bragg also had two wins (50 free, 500 free) and swam on two first-place relay teams and Stacy Brock took firsts in the 100 free and the 200 IM, while swimming on two winning relay teams. Sierra’s boys had an equally strong day in the water. They were led by Clayton Basepayne, who captured firsts in the 100 breast and 200 IM, as well as swimming on two winning relay teams. Brian Hinkle also took two firsts, in the 200 free and the 500 free.

The Sierra High softball team outscored Livingston High 4-1 on Tuesday . Elena Rodriguez made her starting debut by striking out five and giving up the run in the five innings she worked. Roni Castro had two hits for the Lady T’wolves.

A first-inning triple by Johansen High proved the difference as the visiting Lady Vikings took a 1-0 decision from East Union High in softball action at Northgate Park on Tuesday. Freshman pitcher Brittney Tachara took the loss for the Lancers, giving up two hits and striking out eight batters.

Sierra High dropped a 59-47 decision to Anderson High in the CIF NorCal Basketball Tournament on Monday. Derrick Shaw led the T’wolves in scoring with 16 points, Cedrick Oxendine came through with 14 and Will Moore followed with 11 counters in the loss. 
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