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1976: Buffs beat EU before 1,200 fans

Sixty years ago, on January 27, 1956 – a three-senior, two-junior combination for Manteca High hit the round hoop for 20 field goals and 16 free throws to defeat favored Tracy High 56-43 in the local gym. Sparked by the whole team, the Buffaloes grabbed their first league win in five starts. Coach Joe Jacobs called on a new quintet of cagers and they answered the call with a much-needed win. Juniors John Schwartz and Leo Valenzuela were the new faces in the lineup. They proved their worth by scoring nine and 10 points, respectively. Don Ganes was high man for ...

January 31, 2016 | | Sports History


1996: 7 pins give Sierra 1st ever wrestling victory

Eighty years ago, on January 17, 1936, the Manteca High Buffaloes defeated Patterson High 47 to 21 in the fastest game of the season in the second league tilt to be held on the local floor. The Buffaloes, led by Harold Reynolds, Ed Grant and Bev Brownell, who made 20, 14 and 10 points, respectively, were on the long end of the score from the start. This contest is the second league victory for the Buffaloes and puts them in first place. The game was fast, Manteca taking an early lead with the score at the half being 25 to ...

January 24, 2016 | | Sports History


1996: Bryan Lucas scores 45 points in Buff cage win

Forty years ago, on January 12, 1976, sparked by a pair of 1975 graduates, Dana Taylor and Chris Elliott, the East Union High alumni overcame a 14-point deficit in the final three minute s to edge the EU varsity cagers 63-62 at Dalben Center. The two former Lancer guards combined efforts to score 14 of the 19 fourth-quarter point s for the alumni. Taylor paced all alumni players with 12 points, while Elliott, last year's top EU scorer, finished with 10 points. Ron Hamamoto was high scorer for the Lancers with 13 points and Steve Aufdermaur followed with 12 ...

January 17, 2016 | | Sports History


1986: Sabala’s pin assures Buffalo wrestling victory

Fifty years ago, on January 8, 1966, Manteca High continued its winning ways by downing a scrappy Oakdale High quintet 73-66. Oakdale led the Buffaloes by 14-13 at the first quarter, but trailed from that point on. The Buffs were never able to put the game away, though. Once again, Coach Joe Handy's Buffs had four scorers in double figures. Jim Anderson, Mel Montanio and John Tubbs all had 16 points. Close behind was Vance Munoz with 15 points.

January 10, 2016 | | Sports History


1975: Delmanowski leads Manteca to tourney title

Forty years ago, on December 30, 1975, leading from the opening basket, Manteca High raced to an easy 75-52 victory over Ripon Christian High, and with it, the championship of the sixth annual Linden Holiday Basketball Tournament. The Buffaloes became the first school to win the tourney a second time. The local school won the very first event in Linden, back in 1970. The Pat Douglass-coached Buffs were led by Dale Delmanowski who was later named the tournament's most valuable player. He dominated the action against a young Ripon Christian quintet. Playing just over three quarters, "Delmo" canned 18 ...

January 03, 2016 | | Sports History


1985: Manteca’s Ted Nuce is world champion bull rider

Fifty years ago, on December 1, 1965, Manteca High tackle Don Widmer was named first–team tackle on the San Francisco Chronicle's All-Northern California prep football team. The Nor-Cal team is selected by 200 coaches from Fresno to the Oregon border. Widmer was the only member of the Valley Oak League to make the Nor-Cal first team.

December 21, 2015 | | Sports History


1965: Newton’s 20 points send Buffs past St. Mary’s

Eighty years ago, on December 7, 1935, the Manteca High Buffaloes repeated their basketball victory of last year over St. Mary's High by claiming the large end of a 29-15 score on the Stockton High floor. The Buffs had an easy 13-0 lead at half time, but the local reserves were put in for the second half and St. Mary's scored easily. Milo Candini led MHS with nine points.

December 13, 2015 | | Sports History


2005: Spinks tanks 14 Of 16 free throws in Lancers hoops win

10 years ago: December 1, 2005 – In its first match of the season, the Sierra High wrestling team faced St.Mary's High. The Timberwolves came out victorious by a score of 33-29. Many of the SHS wins were by forfeit, but Donnie Berg took a decision in the 152 weight class.

December 01, 2015 | | Sports History


1995: Hensley leads EU volleyball sweep

Twenty years ago, on October 6, 1995, Manteca High halfback Jesse Meneses rushed for 162 yards and scored four touchdowns as the Buffaloes downed Los Banos High 35-18 in Valley Oak League football action. The 5-10, 195-pound senior scored on runs of 2, 5, 6 and 73 yards. Mike Placencia ran in from a yard out for the final TD. Tony Gonzalez kicked five extra points. Coach Joe Miller's Buffs are now 4-1 on the season.

October 11, 2015 | | Sports History


2005: Buffs open with 40-0 blowout OF Ceres

100 years ago, on September 7, 1915, Clements-Lockeford, with Pete Sheppard in the box, made a very poor showing when they faced the Manteca Merchants. Elmer Blodgett seemed none the worse of his mid-week accident and pitched a good game, backed by strong support. Manteca got an early start, getting four runs in the first and the final score was 11 to 4.

September 15, 2015 | | Sports History


2005: EU’s Arevalo fans 15 batters in shutout victory

10 years ago: March 24, 2005 – Sierra High's first-ever football coach will become its second-ever athletic director, effective next year. Greg Leland, who served as the face of the Timberwolves' football program during its first 11 seasons and its only varsity football coach, will take over the reins from Vern Gebhardt. Gebhardt announced his retirement to Sierra High Principal Rick Arucan last year.

March 22, 2015 | | Sports History


1935: MHS star Barber to play pro football

Eighty years ago, on February 14, 1935, Jim Barber of Manteca, one of the country's outstanding football stars, signed a contract with the Boston Braves, professional eleven, for the coming season. He expects to join the team in August, but before doing so is expected to play one game with the Chicago Tribune team. The Manteca boy was captain of the University of San Francisco eleven during the past season and was mentioned in numerous mythical All-American teams.

February 16, 2015 | | Sports History


1934: Candini is high scorer in Buff win over St. Mary’s

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.

December 28, 2014 | | Sports History


1994: Trevino delivers hat trick for Lady Buffs

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.

December 25, 2014 | | Sports History


1st EU GRIN WIN OVER BUFFS

Forty years ago, on November 17, 1974, seven years of frustration for East Union High came to a crunching end as the undefeated Lancers pounded out a 30-13 victory over a game, but outmanned, Manteca High football team. It was the tenth straight win of 1974 for Coach Vern Gebhardt's Union Roaders. Fullback Doug Swift rolled up 156 yards and three touchdowns to pace the victors. His efforts gave him 1,013 yards for the season. EU's Ron Hamamoto passed to Mark Trout for the first Lancer score and a few moments later, the junior quarterback ran another ...

November 23, 2014 | | Sports History


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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

July 31, 2016 | | Sports History


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