10 years ago: February 24, 2001 - East Union High senior Sergio Lopez wrestled his way into the semi-finals of the Sac-Joaquin Section tournament on Friday, being the only local prep wrestler to advance. Lopez, at the 127-pound weight class, won both of his matches on 6-1 and 5-1 decisions. He will face an opponent from Golden Sierra High on Saturday.
Seventy years ago, on February 7, 1941, Manteca High hit the winning stride in the Manteca High School gym. The Buffaloes defeated Ceres High, who had previously overpowered the local quintet, the local varsity winning their game, 35 to 33 in an exicting overtime tussle. In the extra three minutes, "Sleepy" Poulos sank a nice field basket to put the game on ice 35 to 33. High-point man for the Buffalo squad, Ken Drury, had seven buckets for a total of 14 points and Glen Bale was next with 10 points.
1991: EU cruises by Buffs in VOL basketball
Seventy years ago, on February 7, 1941, Manteca High hit the winning stride in the Manteca High School gym. The Buffaloes defeated Ceres High, who had previously overpowered the local quintet, the local varsity winning their game 35 to 33 in an exciting overtime tussle. In the extra three minutes, "Sleepy" Poulos sank a nice field basket to put the game on ice, 35 to 33. High point man for the Buffalo squad, Ken Drury, had seven buckets for a total of 14 points, and Glen Bale was next with 10 points.
20 years ago: January 26, 1991 - Underdog Manteca High stayed right with its highly-regarded neighbors from East Union High Friday night, but couldn't overcome seven three-pointers by the Lancers, finally going down 58-50 in a boys' basketball matchup at Winter Gym. EU stayed atop the VOL standings with a perfect 3-0 record to go with their overall mark of 18-3. Meanwhile, the Buffaloes who stayed perfect in the sense that they dropped to 0-3 in the league and 7-13 on the season. Armando Avina and Eric Simoni led all scorers with 17 points apiece for Coach Bill Stricker's ...
Seventy years ago, on January 28, 1941, for the first time to date in this year's basketball season, the Manteca High cagers won a game played on the local high school floor. In a return practice tilt with Ripon High, the Buffaloes avenged the defeat they suffered at the hands of the Indians by giving the over-confident Ripon outfit a 46 to 27 smearing in just one more "wild" game which featured the beautiful field shooting of Glen Bale and Jim Poulos and sure sucker shots of small but tricky and fast Ken Drury. Starring for the Buffaloes were ...
Eighty years ago, on January 16, 1931, Manteca High now leads the C.I.F. league as a result of a victory taken from the Ceres High Bulldogs on the Manteca court. The Bulldogs were trounced to the score of 31 to 13. The Buffaloes piled up a 10-point lead before the Bulldogs could get going. This lead was never overtaken, although the score at the half was 13 to 10. Enrico Bianchi was the high scorer for Manteca with 10 points.
Thirty years ago, on January 15, 1981, speculation about who would become the new varsity football coach at East Union High School ended when the Manteca Unified School District approved the appointment of Jim C. Brown. The 42 year-old Brown, a long-time assistant coach under Walker Vick at Manteca High, will succeed Vern Gebhardt, who resigned last November.
Forty years ago, on January 8, 1971, Frank Teicheira of Manteca, playing football for Oregon Technical Institute, was honored by being named an all-Evergreen Conference fullback. The 5-7, 195-pound player was also selected as a member of the 12-school district team. The Owls honored him by selecting him most valuable player and as most outstanding back. Last year, Teicheira was named as an all-conference linebacker.
Thirty years ago, on October 23, 1980, Amy Powell, a slender, six-foot senior, turned in another devastating performance as she and her East Union High teammates dumped their cross-town rivals, the Manteca High Lady Buffs, in two straight volleyball games at Winter Gym. EU survived a shaky start in the first game to topple the Buffs, 15-9, and then continued their torrid play in the second meeting to capture a 15-8 decision. The hard-hitting Powell was the dominating force on the court, blocking balls near the net and producing seven unreturnable spikes on the night. The win puts Christie Chisholm ...
Thirty years ago, on December 23, 1980, high-scoring senior Ron Vander Molen poured in a game-high 21 points to lead the powerful Ripon Christian High team to a 65-51 non-league basketball triumph over East Union High. The loss dropped the Lancers to 7-4 on the season. EU coach Bill Stricker blamed the loss on a lack of offensive rebounds by his Lancers and too many turnovers. Kelly Stewart and Billy Emperador finished up as high scorers for East Union with 15 points apiece. Stewart also reeled in nine rebounds, blocked three shots and had four steals.
Thirty years ago, on December 11, 1980, Manteca High's quickness overcame East Union High's strength as MHS blitzed the Lancers 67-53 and captured the consolation prize of the Turlock tournament. Reno Cook wound up as the game's scoring leader with seven buckets from the floor and a five-for-five performance from the free throw line for 19 points. Besides Cook, Mike Delmanowski and Craig Conaway both wound up in double figures with 10 points apiece. No one on the Lancer squad broke the double figure mark as Keith Windham and Ted McDonald led EU with nine apiece.
30 years ago, on November 30, 1980, Gary Shupe passed for two touchdowns and his Manteca High Alumni teammates collected two safeties while overcoming a barrage of penalties to defeat their East Union High Alumni rivals 17-7 in the third annual Manteca Jaycees football game before a sparse and chill-bitten crowd at Guss Schmiedt Field. Shupe (class of '74) hit James Garcia ('77) for a 14-yarder and for 12 yards to Mike Minaudo ('71). Safeties were on a snap sailing over Lancer punter Jim Heupel's ('76) head and out of the end zone and EU quarterback Dino Ratto ('75 ...
10 years ago: December 2, 2000 - There were mixed results for local high school soccer teams at the Beyer Tournament in Modesto on Friday. East Union High topped the field with a 10-0 stomping of Ceres High. Lady Lancers Amber Stone and Amanda Harris led the winning effort with two goals each, Claudia Guzman got an unassisted goal, Courtney Williams, Hopkins, Julia Santos and Jenny Leonard all netted one. EU blasted 35 shots on goal in the match.
Thirty years ago, on November 24, 1980, in keeping with his promise to the boosters' club to resign if "we don't have a successful season," East Union High football coach Vern Gebhardt tendered his resignation to school principal Richard Durham. The Lancers were just 3-5-1 and, for the ninth time in 10 seasons, a Gebhardt-coached team bowed to Manteca High. The 35-year-old head coach posted a 46-51-2 record in 10 seasons, including a 10-0 season in 1974 and the Valley Oak League championship.
Eighty years ago, on December 18, 1934, Manteca High's basketball team scored a victory over the St. Mary's High quintet in Stockton. The Buffaloes came out on top by a score of 33 to 23. Milo Candini had 14 points for Manteca, with Harold Reynolds taking 11.
Fifty years ago, on December 16, 1964, the surprising Manteca High Buffaloes rolled to their second straight Valley Oak League win by posting a 69-62 win over St. Mary's High of Stockton. The locals were led by the scoring of Mike Hopper with 23 points, while Mike Iribarren had 19 points.
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