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2001: Martinez 2-hitter keys Sierra victory

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POSTED May 1, 2011 11:30 p.m.

20 years ago: April 27, 1991 - East Union High’s tennis team took a 9-6 victory over Los Banos High Friday while Manteca High was drubbed 12-3 by VOL champion Sonora High. EU’s James Vu and Mike Newman gave up just one game each in leading the Lancer netters. In the Buffaloes’ match, MHS managed only three singles wins, two of them by Eric Agnew.

The visiting Los Banos High baseball team pulled off a 4-1 upset of VOL-leading East Union High yesterday. The Lancers scored their only run in the bottom of the first inning for a short-lived lead.

Manteca High rallied from a 2-0 deficit to take a 4-2 win over Los Banos High in softball action yesterday. Sue Nunes and Jennifer Johnson paced the Lady Buffs with two hits apiece. The victory kept Coach Bill Mendosa’s team tied for first place in the VOL standings.

Banging out 10 hits and nine runs, the East Union High softball team rolled to an easy league win over host Oakdale High 9-1 on Tuesday. Karina Ward was 2-for-2 and Leticia Simoni went 2-for-3 to pace the Lady Lancers.

Coach Vern Gebhardt’s East Union High golf team continued its mastery of the VOL on Wednesday afternoon as it easily won the league tournament at the Oakdale Golf and Country Club with a team score of 440. Meanwhile, the Manteca High linksters finished in fourth place with a 469 score. The medalist was EU’s Eric Reyes with an 18-hole total of 80. MHS’s Mark Dorland finished in seventh place with an 88.

The Manteca High girls track team wrapped up the VOL title with a convincing 79-48 victory over East Union High Wednesday afternoon on EU’s chilly and windblown track. The East Union High boys out-sprinted the Manteca High boys 78-57. The Lady Buffs were led by Lynn Spradlin’s wins in the 100 (12.93) and the 200 (28.34), Jenna Asprey in the 100 LH (16.17) and the 300 LH (50.97) and Erin Lathrop in the shot put (35-7) and the discus (103-1). For the EU girls, freshman sensation Alicia Lyon won the 800 and the 1600 (5:49), plus a valiant final leg of the 4x400 relay to propel her team to a win. In the boys’ meet, both schools had triple winners. EU’s Larry Martinez took top honors in the 100 HH (16.48), the 300 LH (42.89) and the triple jump (40-4) to match Buff Rick Asbell in the high jump (6-2), the shot put (54-6.5) and the discus (140-2).

10 years ago:
May 5, 2001 - The Manteca High baseball team suffered a disappointing loss on Friday as West High nabbed the tie-breaking run in the bottom of the seventh inning to end the game in a 4-3 score. Although striking out nine times, the Buffalo batters collected nine hits in the loss. Andy Aldrich had three of those hits and scored a run for MHS.

Steve Martinez pitched a two-hitter as the Sierra High baseball squad took a 9-0 win over host Sonora High on Friday. Martinez struck out seven batters. Ryan Teicheira led the 11-hit Timberwolf attack with a pair of hits, including a double, and by driving in four runs.

Manteca High and East Union High competed in track on Thursday at EU. The MHS boys won 72-64, while the EUHS girls won by an 87-50 score. Ron Tilton came through with three wins for Coach Miguel Torrente’s Buffalo boys. He finished first in the discus (130-4), the shot put (44-9.5) and the high jump (5-10). For the Lancers, Ricky Cuevas won the 1600 and the 3200 meter races. Kenny Hughes was also a double winner with firsts in the 200 (22.8) and the 100 meters (11.3). Coach Ken Ganzler’s Lady Lancers were paced by Mika Madden’s firsts in the 100 (12.4) and by running legs on the winning 4x100 and 4x400 relay teams. Amy Haapanen was a double winner with firsts in the discus (116-5) and in the shot put (39-5). She was joined as a double winner by teammate Aneke Haroldsen, who had wins in the long jump (14-2) and in the triple jump (29-3). Amanda Toon was the only double winner for the Lady Buffs. She won the 1600 (5:59) and the 3200 meter (13:36) races.

Sierra High’s tracksters beat Los Banos High on Thursday as the SHS boys won 79-52 and the Lady T’wolves took an 83-52 victory. On the boys’ side, Matt Truscott led the way as a triple winner on the day. He owned the 100 hurdles (14.86), the 300 hurdles (43.06) and the high jump (5-6).

East Union High squeezed out an 8-7 nine-inning win over Los Banos High in baseball action on Thursday. Cameron Dodd, who was three for four on the day, drove a high hard shot into left center to score Robert Lopez with the winning run at Agostini Field. Chris Adams got the win for the Lancers with a three-inning relief pitching effort as he gave up only one hit and struck out four batters.

Manteca High rolled over Los Banos High 5-0 in softball action on Thursday. Becci Harnden earned her seventh straight win with a three-hitter, while striking out six. Rosie Hallbourg drove in a pair of runs in the game. Coach Bill Pinol’s Lady Buffs, with Harnden pitching, have given up only five runs in the past seven games.

East Union High’s 1-0 victory over West High on Thursday at Northgate Park maintained a two-year win streak in VOL softball play. Ryan Harris had two hits for the Lady Lancers. Winning pitcher Brittney Tachara struck out six batters in hurling the shutout.

Sierra High brought home a softball win from Tracy High on Thursday with a 4-1 win over the Lady Bulldogs. The Lady T’wolves scored all their runs in a big fourth inning. Amanda Tucker pitched a four-hitter and struck out nine for Sierra. Tucker also helped her own cause by collecting two hits at the plate.

Sierra High’s tennis team blasted its way to another victory on Tuesday as it took a 13-2 win Sonora High. T’wolf singles player Tony Lam came away with perfect set of 6-0’s over all three of his opponents. Andrew Erickson also swept the competition with three wins.

Manteca teams took first, fourth and sixth in Monday’s VOL golf tournament, hosted by Castle Oaks Country Club in Ione. East Union High, led by Josh McDaniel, took first place with a score of 393 as McDaniel fired a 67. Manteca High took fourth with 411 and Sierra finished sixth with a 436. Ryan Silva led the Buffaloes by shooting a 78, while Ben Halseth led Sierra with an 82.

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