Thirty years ago, on March 5, 1980, Manteca High's senior front line partners Fred Nelson and Mitch Crawford, along with East Union High jumping-jack Kelly Stewart, topped the list of selections to the annual all-Valley Oak League basketball team, which was chosen Tuesday night by the league's coaches in Modesto. Nelson, the 6-1 forward, carted off MVP honors after leading the VOL in scoring with an 18.5 average in 10 games. Crawford, a 6-5 center, made all-league for the second year in a row. Stewart, a Lancer junior, ranked among the league's rebounders and should be ...
Seventy years ago, on February 27, 1940, Manteca High School's Buffalo cagers won their first game of an elimination series for the championship of Central California on the local hardwoods when they handed Coach Sig Lien's Tracy High Bulldogs a 32-24 lacing. Sharp-shooting "Frenchy" Guisto, although having an off-night, snagged high scoring honors with 13 points. George Dadasovich, starting slowly in the first half, came through nicely in the clutch and scored 10.
10 years ago, on February 25, 2000, local high school soccer squads placed 15 players on the all-Valley Oak League team. Seniors Meghan DeiRossi of Manteca High and Sierra High's Darci Cullers were named the VOL's Most Valuable Players. It was the second straight year Cullers was bestowed the honor. Sierra High won its fifth straight championship. Overall, the Lady Timberwolves landed seven players on the first team, including Cullers, Lisa Esteves, Jackie Wax, Ana Almeida, Marisa Mercado, Ginny Teunissen and Cherie Early. Early was the only freshman on the all-league squad. Sierra's Manuel Pires was named ...
By the time this column is printed the 2010 Bassmaster Classic will have already begun. Scrolling through the list of competitors, there's only one angler from California who qualified for the tournament. That angler is Skeet Reese from Auburn.
February 19, 2010|
By JAROD BALLARDO