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1977: Eleven Oakdale errors lead to Lancer baseball win

Ninety years ago, on April 26, 1927, the Manteca High baseball team easily defeated the Turlock High nine on the latter's grounds by a score of 8 to 4. Emil Theiler and Sid Ettinger have been ineligible for the last two games because they took part in a Don Pedro League game.

April 30, 2017 | | Sports History

1997: Hardcastle named Section scholar-athlete

Ninety years ago, on April 9, 1927, the Manteca High nine shut out the Jackson High team in a game played here, the score being 7 to 0. Burton Bauer, Manteca's little freshman chucker, went the entire route for Coach Ben Mellow's squad and he received fine support from the other players. Joe Bianchi hit a triple and a double, Ed Forsell got three hits and Emil Theiler and Sid Ettinger each got two hits.

April 16, 2017 | | Sports History

1997: Hardcastle’s 3-run homer leads Lancer win

Ninety years ago, on March 29, 1927, the Manteca High baseball team soundly defeated the Brentwood High team on the local field with a score of 8 to 0. It was only a seven-inning practice game. The Brentwood team seemed very nervous and the Green and White team took a three-run lead in the opening frame and had no trouble in keeping the Brentwood tossers from home plate. Fay Forsell pitched the first part of the game and then gave way to Burton Bauer, the little freshman who has the makings of a good pitcher if he takes things easy ...

April 02, 2017 | | Sports History

1997: Lewallen fans 12 in Lancer softball win

Fifty years ago, on March 22, 1967, Manteca High hurler Phil Brown gave up only two hits last night but still lost to Tracy High 1-0 at the Gallagher Tournament in Stockton. A well-placed squeeze bunt forced across the winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning for Tracy.

March 26, 2017 | | Sports History

1977: EU’s Poindexter fans 10 in 5-inning game

Thirty years ago, on March 15, 1987, Scott Brooks was named the Most Valuable Player at the University of California-Irvine's basketball awards banquet. The Lathrop native and former East Union High player had earlier been named to the first team All-Pacific Coast Athletic Association. Brooks led the Anteaters in scoring at 23.8 points per game, the highest on the West Coast this season.

March 19, 2017 | | Sports History

1977: MHS’ Steves is All-VOL hoop pick

Thirty years ago, on March 6, 1987, junior guard Marshall Cannon pumped in a game-high 17 points to help lead Manteca High to their first-ever Sac-Joaquin Section boys' basketball championship, knocking off Livingston High 43-38 in the Division II tourney at Arco Arena in Sacramento. Cannon was also named the tourney's Most Valuable Player and joined teammates Chad Johnson and John Gibson on the all-tournament team. Kevin Wentworth added 12 points to the winning effort.

March 12, 2017 | | Sports History

1987: MHS’s Mike Henry named VOL coach of year

Thirty years ago, on March 5, 1987, three Manteca High players have been selected for the North squad in the 1987 Lions Central California All-s tar Football Classic. Rob Van De Pol and Ed Silva, a pair of linemen headed to Utah State on scholarship, and Jerry Camara were chosen. MHS coach Bob Lee has already been selected as a coach for the team.

March 05, 2017 | | Sports History

1967: Tracy beats Buffs 109-51 in VOL hoops

Fifty years ago, on February 24, 1967, Tracy High scored more than 100 points Tuesday night and Manteca High is not too happy about it. The league-leading Bulldogs boosted their league mark to 8-3 with the 109-51 win over the hapless Buffaloes, who dropped their seventh Valley Oak League game. John Newton and Dave Leonardo topped Manteca's scoring with 12 points apiece.

February 26, 2017 | | Sports History

1977: EU upsets Sonora in basketball

Forty years ago, on February 15, 1977, East Union High pulled the upset of the Valley Oak League basketball campaign, stunning Sonora High at the Wildcats' gym 82-78. Russell Stewart, a 6-2 senior who will complete his first and only year of high school basketball, kept the scoreboard lights blinking with an amazing 39 points. The total is a Lancer individual scoring record and is also an individual high this season in league play. Tim Tucker added 18 to the winning total, while Kelly DeGeest had 12 and Bruce Corbett 10 counters.

February 12, 2017 | | Sports History

1997: 11 straight wins for Sierra High soccer

Forty years ago, on January 24, 1977, successfully picking up the pace in the third period with a combination of better shooting, improved rebounding and more intense pressure with its press, Manteca High rode unimpeded in the second half en route to a 75-51 win over cross-town East Union High. A less than capacity crowd at the MHS gym, an oddity in the MHS-EUHS rivalry, witnessed the Buffaloes running off 14 straight points in a third-period surge to ice the game as EU Coach Carl Bosque watched his team squander numerous chances at the charity stripe. For the night, the ...

January 29, 2017 | | Sports History

1947: Curtis Patterson leads Manteca High basketball win

Ninety years ago, on January 15, 1927, in the most exciting game ever played at the Eye Street Auditorium at Modesto High, the Manteca High basketball team defeated Modesto High. The score was 18 to 14. This makes five straight victories for Manteca and the second straight CIF win. Eddie Forsell scored six points for Manteca.

January 22, 2017 | | Sports History

2006: Scharmann scores 40 in first Sierra basketball win

Thirty years ago, on December 12, 1986, Tevani Scott, the former Manteca High sensation, was named to the NCAA's Division II All-American volleyball squad at a banquet held in Sacramento. The honor capped a glorious career for the 5-foot-10 Scott, who helped lead Sacramento State to a 27-8 record this season.

December 18, 2016 | | Sports History

1956: Paul Wiggin chosen as All-American

Sixty years ago, on December 13, 1956, Stanford University tackle Paul Wiggin of Lathrop, a Manteca High graduate, has finished his college football career with a string of post-season honors. Wiggin, who was selected as an All-American in his junior year, was also chosen by Sporting News as an All-American this season. He was also All-Coast and was selected by his teammates as Stanford's outstanding player.

December 11, 2016 | | Sports History

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 and East Union High's Dimitri Koger shared the conference's Outstanding Defensive Player honor with Wentworth, it was announced by the coaches. Rod Van De Pol and Melvin Armstrong of MHS joined Wentworth on both offense and defense. The list of local players on the first team included Buffaloes John Gibson (tight end), Van De Pol and Ed Silva (offensive line), Ken Wade (running back), Mark Kokoris (defensive line), Jerry Camara (defensive end), Van ...

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 overflow crowd of 6,100 at Guss Schmiedt Field. The Buffaloes finished the season at 7-3, while the Lancers end the season at 6-4. Buffalo junior Brad Steele rushed for 130 yards on 25 carries and scored a touchdown and a pair of important two-point conversions. His 1976 output was exactly 1,300 yards. Lancer tailback James Tokmo gained 160 yards on only 20 carries to become only the third EU runner to gain 1 ...

November 21, 2016 | | Sports History

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Articles by Section - Sports History

1947: Buffs tie for title with win over Tracy High

Thirty years ago, on November 17, 1987, junior center Betsy McCall was a terror right from the start as she pounded in 26 points and ...

November 19, 2017 | | Sports History

1997: Jim Brown retires after 17 years as East Union coach

Fifty years ago, on October 29, 1967, the East Union High Lancers turned on a strong rushing attack for the first time and put together ...

November 06, 2017 | | Sports History

1937: Frank Teicheira plays 2 football games in same night

Ninety years ago, on October 21, 1927, the Manteca High football eleven defeated the "Flying Brownies" of Oakdale High at Oakdale by a score of ...

October 29, 2017 | | Sports History

1937: Jimmie Connors scores in Manteca win

Eighty years ago, on October 16, 1937, as if to avenge their loss to Turlock, the Manteca High Buffaloes battered the Ceres High Bulldogs 20-7 ...

October 22, 2017 | | Sports History

1997: EU cross-country boys win first VOL title

Fifty years ago, on October 5, 1967, moving from a second quarter 7-7 tie, Manteca High went on to down East Union High 34-7 in ...

October 15, 2017 | | Sports History


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