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1991: EU takes control of baseball race

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POSTED April 17, 2011 10:20 p.m.
20 years ago: April 13, 1991 -  East Union High, using a seven-man, nine-hit attack, downed visiting Oakdale High 7-3 and claimed sole possession of first place in the VOL baseball race Friday afternoon. Combined with the four-hit pitching of Mike Costa and Brian Bettencourt, the Lancers improved to 4-1 in league play. Mark Kackley had two hits and drove in a pair of runs for EU.

Taking advantage of 16 walks and collecting 10 hits, Manteca High took a 16-3 baseball win over visiting Los Banos High Monday afternoon. Bobby Magnuson pitched the win for the Buffaloes, going seven innings and allowing just two hits and six walks, before Jason Murillo came in during the last frame. Magnuson also led the Buffs at the plate with a home run and a triple.

Led by the doubles teams of Jeff Souza-Bryan Gofstein and Jake Sweeney-Jim Williams, East Union High took a 13-2 tennis win over Oakdale High Friday. Singles player James Vu also contributed to the win with a pair of victories.

Manteca High’s tennis squad had a similar triumph as they topped Los Banos High 13-2. The duos of Loren Kreitzer-Dan Lubers and Chris Paige-Chris Linn were undefeated, as was top Buff singles player Mark Hinojosa.

Both East Union High and Manteca High swim teams enjoyed easy VOL triumphs Friday afternoon, with both the Lancer boys and girls beating Calaveras High of San Andreas 108-24 and 113-51, respectively, at the EUHS pool. Meanwhile, the Buffaloes cruised by the host Ceres High swimmers 122-45 and 106-53. With the victories, both EUHS and MHS remain undefeated with identical 5-0 overall marks. Lancer standout Eric Wohle won the 100 free in 52.3, as the Redskins fielded only three swimmers. He also won the 200 IM with a time of 2:14.32, more than 45 seconds ahead of second place. The Buffs had nearly as easy a time against the short-handed Bulldogs as MHS won every event and claimed five of the 11 second places. Standouts Mike Dunnigan, James Harvey and John Lowry each posted their usual double wins. Dunnigan won both the 200 IM and the 100 backstroke. Harvey topped the 50 free (23.38) and the 100 free. Lowry, a freshman, led the way in the 100 fly and the 100 backstroke.

In the girls action, the Lady Lancers were paced by Dana Maddex and Susan Snell. Maddex raced to wins in the 100 and 200 free races (1:03.57 and 2:24.05), while Snell was all gold in the 100 fly and the 50 free (29.45). Highlighting the Lady Buffs’ impressive win was the performance of sophomore Julie Gaynor,  who won both the 200 IM (2:23.69) and the 100 breast (1:10.04).

The East Union High golfers remained perfect in VOL action yesterday as they gave Coach Vern Gebhardt a birthday present with a 224-245 win over Oakdale High in that city. Steve Franz paced the Lancers with a low score of 41.

After nine seasons as the Manteca High girls varsity basketball coach, Gerald “Butch” Linn has announced his retirement. Linn won nearly three-quarters of the 248 games he coached, and he hopes to have more time to spend with his family. Rival VOL coaches always considered the Lady Buff mentor as a gentleman who had his teams well-prepared.

Terry Johannsen’s ground ball scored pinch-runner Hannah Gauthier with the winning run as Manteca High edged the visiting Oakdale High softball team 9-8 on Tuesday. Sue Nunes drove in three runs to lead the Lady Buffs at the plate.

Despite having five opportunities to score, East Union High suffered a 1-0 loss to host Ceres High Tuesday afternoon in VOL softball play. The Lady Lancers collected just five hits, with Monica Souza getting two of them.

The East Union High boys track team rolled to an 83-44 victory over visiting Oakdale High Tuesday afternoon, while the Lady Lancers suffered their first league loss, falling 78-53. EU’s top individual performer was LaShawn Daniels, who won both the 200 (23.91) and the 400 (53.27) and ran legs on both winning relay teams. Shining brightest for the Lady Lancers in their loss was Alicia Lyon, who won three events and ran a leg on the winning 1600 meter relay team. The EU freshman captured the 400 (1:04.39), the 800 (2:35.67) and the 1600 (5:55.08).

Manteca High’s golfers have now won three straight matches, including Monday’s narrow 230-232 victory over Ceres High at the Manteca Park course. Mark Dorland’s 43 was the Buffs’ best score.

Lynn Spradlin claimed two individual firsts and ran a leg on both victorious  relay teams as the Manteca High girls remained undefeated in VOL track competition Wednesday with an 86-41 win over host Sonora High. The news wasn’t so good for the boys through, as the host Wildcats bested the Buffalo runners 80-56. Spradlin sprinted to wins in the 100 meters (12.9) and the 200 (27.59). Jenna Asprey was also a Lady Buff double winner with firsts in the 100 LH (16.19) and the 300 LH (51.36). Erin Lathrop was MHS’s only other double winner in girls’ action with wins in the shot put (33-11.25) and the discus (109-10.5). Rick Asbell and Cliff Marable were double winners for the MHS boys. Asbell won the discus (146-2) and the shot put (56-2), while Marable won the 400 (54.03) and the triple jump (41-6.25)

10 years ago: April 21, 2001 - Making the cross-town trek to Manteca High’s new pool on Friday for both schools’ final league meet of the 2001 season, the East Union High swim teams took victories from the Buffaloes in a driving rain. It was just moments before lightning lit up the Manteca skyline. On the boys side, the Lancers rose to a 117-43 win over a depleted Buff team of just six swimmers. The win resulted in a third place VOL finish, the highest-ever for an EUHS boys swim team. The Lancers won all but two events, as Quentin Chaves took four firsts (two as part of the 200 medley and 400 free relay teams), which included top spots in the 50 free (24.79) and the 100 fly (55.88). Victor Hucke also grabbed four firsts (including parts of the winning 100 free and 200 free relays) and the 500 free (6:15.14) and 100 back (1:07.93).

Andrew May took both of the MHS wins, 2:10.37 in the 200 IM and 100 breast (1:12.92). The Lady Lancers defeated the Lady Buffs by a 110-61 score as Stacia Stricker took four wins, in the 50 free (28.4), the 100 free (1:02.39) and a part of the winning 200 medley and 400 free relay teams. Sarah Houck was a two-time winner for Manteca as she swam to wins in the 200 free (2:03.35) and the 100 back (1:08.26).

Sierra High swimmers ended the regular season on Friday with close losses to Tracy High. The boys’ contest final tally was the 99-71 loss for the Timberwolves. Clayton Basepayne was a four-time winner for SHS as he won the 200 IM (2:09.59), the 100 breast (1:01.98) and swam on two winning relay teams. The Lady T’wolves narrowly lost 89-81. Melissa Brock, Ja-neil Bragg, Stacy Brock and Nicole Draa were all double winners for Sierra, with Brock touching first in the 200 free (2:12.99) and in the 500 free (6:04.16). Bragg took the top spot in the 50 free (25.72) and in the 100 fly (1:01.5). Stacy Brock won the 200 IM (2:20.55) and the 100 breast (1:10), while Draa took the 100 free (57.81) and the 100 back (1:02.8).

Becci Harnden pitched a two-hitter and the Manteca High softball team took a 3-1 win over host West High on Thursday. Ashley Albert and Andrea Varni each had two hits for the Lady Buffs.

Sierra High came from behind on Thursday to take a 3-2 win over Sonora High in VOL softball action. Vanessa Portillo ripped a two-out, game-winning RBI double in the bottom of the seventh inning. Winning pitcher Elena Rodriguez gave up only four hits and no earned runs in the Lady T’wolf victory.

Manteca High’s tennis team was defeated by the first place Tracy High team on Thursday 13-2. Mike Fleming and Joe King earned the points for the Buffalo netters.

East Union High remained undefeated in VOL softball action Thursday following a 4-0 win over Tracy High. Brittney Tachara scattered eight hits and struck out six in pitching the shutout. Ashley Anderson tripled and Samantha Cooke doubled for the Lady Lancers.

The Sierra High boys and girls track teams traveled to East Union High on Thursday. For the Lady T’wolf runners which won 93-42, Rebekah Hagan was a triple winner as she took firsts in the triple jump, the long jump and ran a leg on the winning 4x100 relay team. For the Lady Lancers, Amy Haapanen continued to dominate, winning the discus and the shot put. The EU boys edged out Sierra by a 73-63 score to remain undefeated in league meets. Kenny Hughes came up big for the Lancers winning in the 200 and running legs of the victorious 4x100 and 4x400 relay teams. Sierra had double winners in Sean Payne-Wilson (400 and 800) and Mario Leon (shot put and discus).

Manteca High suffered a 5-0 loss to Tracy High in baseball action on Wednesday in Tracy. The Buffaloes of Coach Erik Brink were limited to just two hits in the game.

Playing some of their junior varsity netters, the East Union High tennis team downed Edison High 4-1 on Wednesday. The Lancer doubles teams carried the day with the duos of Mark Peterson-Ben Tovar and Greg Pitch-Seyoung Kim accounting for the points.

Sierra High leaped into first place in the VOL baseball standings on Wednesday with a big win over cross-town rival East Union High. Scoring eight runs in the first two innings, the T’wolves crushed the Lancers with a nine-run sixth inning to end the day with an 18-1 win in six innings. Five EU pitchers walked nine batters, hit seven more and gave up 10 hits to Coach Jack Thomson’s team. Steven Martinez led the way at the plate for SHS with two doubles and five RBI. Winning pitcher Mike Loomis gave up only four hits in the win. East Union’s Jeff Yrigoyen drove in the Lancers’ only run with a fifth-inning single.

The Bulletin’s All-CIty wrestling team was led by MVP Sergio Lopez from East Union High. The 135-pound senior made it to state tournament competition.
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