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1991: Manteca grads help Delta baseball success

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POSTED April 10, 2011 9:27 p.m.
20 years ago: April 6, 1991 - Manteca High has had an impact on this year’s baseball program at San Joaquin Delta College. Looking straight up the middle at last week’s game against Chabot College, we saw catcher Ken Huckaby, on the mound was Eric Hill and patrolling center field was Oscar Castellanos. Huckaby has been offered a full-ride scholarship to the University of Texas for his junior year.

Enjoying a round on its home course, the Manteca High golf team earned a 231-270 win over Los Banos High Thursday at the Manteca Park golf course. Mark Dorland led the Buffs with a round of 41 to claim medalist honors.

Showing no ill effects from the Easter Break, both the Manteca High boys and girls swim teams registered a VOL win over visiting Calaveras High of San Andreas Tuesday afternoon. The boys added their 13th consecutive win over a three-year period with a 137-36 thrashing, while the girls won their first meet of the year with a convincing 109-53 victory. The Lady Buffs were sparked by perennial standout Julie Gaynor and freshman Lisa Pendexter. Gaynor, a sophomore, won both the 200 IM (2:24.26) and the 500 free (5:47.99).  Pendexter claimed first place finishes in the 100 free (1:07.31) and the 100 fly (1:14.38). Mike Dunnigan, James Harvey and John Lowry led the Buff boys’ attack with a pair of wins each. Dunnigan won the 100 fly (1:02.75) and the 100 back (1:02.74), Harvey took the 50 free (23.88) and the 100 free (54.36), while Lowry earned the top spot in the 200 IM (2:14.19) and the 500 (5:26.1).

Despite playing on the road, the East Union High golf team rolled to a 230-252 win over Los Banos High Tuesday afternoon at the Forebay course in Los Banos. The victory moved the Lancers to 5-0 in league play. Steve Franz and Eric Reyes paced EU with identical rounds of 43.

Claiming six first-place finishes, the East Union High boys swim team easily defeated Oakdale High 92-63 Tuesday afternoon at Oakdale. The Lancer boys remain undefeated this year. Eric Wohle took two wins, 1:03.09 in the 100 fly and 56.92 in the 100 free, as well as swimming legs on the winning 200 and 400 free relays. The Lady Lancers dropped a heart-breaker 86-82 in the girls meet. The team of Nina Danielsen, Susan Snell, Courtney Ramey and Dana Maddex combined to claim EUHS’s only first-place finish, the 500 free relay in 5:20.14.

East Union High won its first tennis match of the season with a 9-6 win at Los Banos High, while Manteca High suffered its first VOL loss, 10-5 at Sonora High Wednesday afternoon. In sweeping their matches, the Lancer doubles teams led the way for EUHS. The duos of Jeff Souza-Bryant Gofstein and Jake Sweeney-James Williams were winners. In the Buffalo netters’ loss, the MHS doubles team of Dan Lubers-Loren Kreitzer swept their matches.

Paul Gutierrez hurled a four-hit shutout and knocked in two runs with a fifth-inning single to lead Manteca High to a 7-0 baseball win at Sonora High Wednesday afternoon. Coach Jack Thomson’s Buff offense, which banged out 12 hits, was led by Brian Burger, who had three hits, including a double.

Getting just enough hits to win, the East Union High baseball team posted a 4-2 win over Los Banos High in VOL play Wednesday afternoon. The Lancers collected just three hits in eight innings of play. Chuck Barajas led the Lancer offense with two hits. Brian Bettencourt was the winning pitcher in relief, as well as driving in the tying run in the seventh frame.

Oakdale High pitchers gave up 15 walks, five hits and hit three batters as East Union High cruised to a 12-1 win over the Lady Mustangs in the VOL softball opener yesterday. Regina Miller tripled and scored a run for EU at the plate, while pitching the first four innings with three strikeouts.

Manteca High used a 13-hit attack and the three-hit pitching of Tracie Sloan to win their VOL softball opener 9-2 at Los Banos High win a wind-blown game Thursday. Roni Hart fueled the Lady Buff offense with two triples and a single.

Sonora High handed the East Union High boys track team an 88-44 drubbing yesterday. The only bright spot for EU was the girls team pulling off a 62-61 win. Larry Martinez was the only double winner for the Lancers with victories in the 110 HH (16.51) and the 300 LH (42.6). Despite being down to 13 athletes, the Lady Lancers pulled off the narrow victory. Alicia Lyon led the charge with wins in the 800 (2:35.16) and the 1600 (5:56.6).

10 years ago: April 13, 2001 - Battling freezing temperatures, snow and driving wind on the golf course, Manteca High finished with a team score of 417 to place second in a triangular match with Carson High and Douglas High Wednesday in Carson City. Jason Gonzales led the way for the Buffaloes with a round of 81.

Out of the 14 teams playing in the Rancho Cordova Easter Tournament, Manteca High finished in fifth place by pulling out a 6-4 win over Olivehurst High of Lindhurst on Thursday. Victor Gully pitched the first five innings for the Buffs, striking out eight batters and allowing three hits. Leading batter for MHS was Henry Pahl, who collected a pair of hits, scored a run and drove one in.

East Union High’s baseball team finished strong in the Lodi Tournament Wednesday with a victory over West High 10-5. The Lancers committed five errors in the game, but made up for those miscues at the plate. Darryl DeRespini gathered three hits, with two doubles, and drove in three runs while scoring two more.

The Sierra High baseball team suffered a 5-1 loss to Hoover High on Wednesday at the Fresno Easter Classic. Matt Berezay had two hits, including a double, in a losing cause for the Timberwolves.

The 2000-2001 All-City basketball team, chosen by the Manteca Bulletin, includes MVP Mike Officer from Manteca High, Derrick Shaw, Cedric Oxendine and Will Moore, all of Sierra High, Troy McBroom of MHS, and Erion Moore of East Union High.
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