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1986: Buffs tops Franklin 26-0

Sixty years ago, on September 13, 1956, the ranks are beginning to thin as the Manteca High Buffaloes enter their final week of practices before meeting Turlock High in the season's opener on Friday of next week. Head coach Frank LaSan feels that the line is slightly ahead of the backs in their development but, by game time, the Buffs should be at full strength. In the backfield, the locals are having quarterback trouble. Two of their top signal callers are out with minor hurts. Wayne Rose is out with a sprained knee and Ron Valverde is missing action ...

September 11, 2016 | | Sports History


2006: EU High dedicates Jim Brown Fitness Center

Fifty years ago, on August 26, 1966, the first squad of prospects for East Union High will begin conditioning drills Monday evening in preparation for their first season of football. East Union's campus is not completed yet and for the present, students will be housed on the Manteca High campus. They will have soph and frosh-soph football teams this fall for the initial year. Heading up the coaching staff at East Union will be Ed Williams, long-time mentor for the frosh-soph and B teams at Manteca High. Assisting Williams will be Dino Cunial and Tom Nolen. Butch Marliani and ...

August 31, 2016 | | Sports History


1996: EU has its own stadium

20 years ago: August 19, 1996 – The local high school football programs are preparing for a new, but different season. Sierra High will be playing with their first senior class and East Union will be playing in their own stadium for the first season in the history of the school. All three Manteca high schools began conditioning Monday. At Manteca High, Coach Joe Miller has a group of 39 experienced down linemen out: Trinidad Diaz, Calvin Ryans, Anthony Pacheco and Richie Guillermo are expected to lead at the point of attack.

August 30, 2016 | | Sports History


1996: EU grad kicking for NFL’s Bills

80 years ago, on July 24, 1936, winning its first game in three starts, the Manteca Canaries softball team trounced the Lodi Air Kings 12-2. The local songbirds had a barrage of 16 hits to annex the tilt. Pitcher Uldric Hussey pitched four innings, Charley Percival tossed two more and Benny Hooper pitched the final inning without trouble. Percival and Ernie Theiler each had three singles, while Percival added a home run to his total.

July 31, 2016 | | Sports History


IOC leaders stop short of complete ban on Russians

Eighty years ago, on July 16, 1936, 10 hard-fought innings of softball could not decide the issue when the Canary Birds tangled with the Stockton Fraser Furnace team in the main attraction at Recreation Park. With the score standing at 7-all, the game was called to allow the local players time to get to work. Joe Bianchi paced the local hitters, poling a trio of safeties in six attempts.

July 24, 2016 | | Sports History


1986: Babe Ruth 16-18’s head to state

Eighty years ago, on July 16, 1936, Otto L. Steele, Frank Candini, James Castro and Clyde Wilson motored to Oakland and while there called on Milo Candini, who is pitching for the Chapel of the Oaks baseball club, which is sponsored by the New York Yankees. Many local baseball fans are strong in their belief that the Manteca boy is destined soon to be seen in the uniform of a major league club.

July 17, 2016 | | Sports History


1976: Breitenbucher is a triple winner

Forty years ago, on July 8, 1976, The Manteca Dolphins competitive swim team remained undefeated Monday as they edged last year's Tri-County Swim Conference champions, Ripon, 314.5-297.5. Triple winners for the Dolphins were Desiree Dowell (girls 11-12), Dave Breitenbucher (boy s 13-14) and Jill Pinto (girls 15-17).

July 10, 2016 | | Sports History


1986: EU FALLS SHORT IN SECTION BASEBALL

WASHINGTON FANS 15

June 05, 2016 | | Sports History


1986: Buffs’ Woods just misses perfect game

Eighty years ago, on April 24, 1936, playing one of its hardest games of the season, Coach Maurice Tracie's Manteca High baseball team defeated Patterson High by a 3 to 1 score in Patterson. Milo Candini struck out 22 men and walked four in the nine-inning game, while pitching a three-hitter. Wallace Fagundes led the Buffalo hitting with two for three. Candini knocked a three-base hit, which was the best of the game.

May 01, 2016 | | Sports History


Sierra girls soccer: 6th best in nation

10 years ago: April 19, 2006: Coach Manuel Pires and his Sierra High soccer team have been dubbed the sixth-best high school girls soccer program in the nation, according to the latest rankings by Adidas and the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. The Timberwolves (18-0-2) are also the top-ranked team in Region VI, an area that spans the entire West Coast.

April 22, 2016 | | Sports History


1996: Sierra tops Oakdale for first ever softball win

Thirty years ago, on March 31, 1986, East Union High junior Frank Gonzales opened the game with a home run and then went back out on the mound and scattered six hits over 5.1 innings as the Lancers beat Los Banos High 10-4 on the EU diamond. It was the second straight year that Gonzales, an all-league player last year, led off the Los Banos game with a home run. Jon Skaggs and Mike Gase each had a pair of hits to spark the 11-hit EU attack.

April 03, 2016 | | Sports History


2006: Sarah Corbett has four wins in Sierra track victory

Forty years ago, on March 24, 1976, in a game more noted for its lack of artistic merit than for its fine play, Manteca High prevailed over East Union High 3-2 on the Buffalo campus. A pair of passed balls accounted for the two Lancer runs, while two costly errors aided the Buffs as they racked up their three counters. The EU hurler, Bill Poindexter, kept the MHS nine off balance with a variety of off-speed pitches and limited the winners to four hits, while his mates got seven off Dale Delmanowski and Darrell Womack. Brett Chamberlain collected a pair ...

March 29, 2016 | | Sports History


Buffs do the unthinkable

AMERICAN CANYON – On paper Manteca High School stood no chance Saturday night at American Canyon High School in their Nor-Cal Regional Final matchup against Bay Area powerhouse Bishop O'Dowd.

March 21, 2016 | Jason Campbell | Sports History


1976: Buff golfers win at Pebble Beach

Thirty years ago, on March 16, 1986, Manteca High, with Kelly Swift scoring the deciding run in the sixth inning, brought home a 3-2 victory over Ceres High at Northgate Park. She came home on a bases-loaded single by sophomore Brandi Rose. Another sophomore, Kim Sloan, was the hitting star for the Lady Buffs with a perfect four-for-four at the plate. She was also the winning pitcher, setting down 12 of the last 14 batters to face her.

March 20, 2016 | | Sports History


2006: SHS soccer takes 34 shots on goal

Forty years ago, on March 12, 1976, Doug Swift, a 1975 graduate of East Union High, is off to a flying start on the San Joaquin Delta College baseball team. Swift, one of the finest all-around athletes produced on the Union Road campus, has earned a first-base starting spot on the Mustang team, coached by Dan Flores. Going into yesterday's game with Los Medanos, the Mantecan was batting .380.

March 13, 2016 | | Sports History


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2006: Buffs win section football title

Thirty years ago, on December 2, 1986, Manteca High's Kevin Wentworth was named the Outstanding Offensive Player in the Valley Oak League for football ...

December 04, 2016 | | Sports History


2006: Gowan, Founts lead East Union in hoop season opener

Forty years ago, on November 15, 1976, Manteca High scored twice in the final eight minute s to stop East Union High 31-22 before an ...

November 21, 2016 | | Sports History


2006: Promes, Gonzalez, Corbett on All-Vol team

10 years ago: November 15, 2006 – Sierra High co-head soccer coaches Jose Montes and Joe Pires were named Co-coaches of the Year after leading the ...

November 13, 2016 | | Sports History


Manteca tops Oakdale for coach Reis’ 40th win

10 years ago: October 21, 2006 – On his 17th birthday Friday, just two days after he was crowned the school's Homecoming King, Andre Patterson ...

October 23, 2016 | | Sports History


1966: EU sophs win 1st MHS-EU football game

Fifty years ago, on October 12, 1966, Palo Alto's Cubberly High downed winless Manteca High 26-7 here last Friday night. The Buffaloes' only score ...

October 17, 2016 | | Sports History


2006: Buffs soccer stay in VOL race lead

10 years ago: October 11, 2006 – The Manteca High soccer team kept its lofty perch atop the Valley Oak League standings with a hard-fought 1-0 ...

October 09, 2016 | | Sports History


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