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2007: Manteca wins Babe Ruth district title

Ninety years ago, on July 18, 1927, the Manteca Maulers baseball team hopped on the veteran Jack Gilligan of the Modesto Merchants early in Sunday's Don Pedro League game and, coupled with some very loose playing by the Merchants, easily trounced them 12 to 1. Tom Washington started for Manteca and then retired after the fifth inning when Manteca had piled up a seven-run lead. Clarence Flores finished the game and got away nicely. Benny Hooper, crack Mauler catcher, retired from the game in the seventh inning with a badly swollen hand. Hooper came through with a single and ...

July 16, 2017 | | Sports History

1987: Frank’s Exxon sweeps twin bill

Fifty years ago, on July 4, 1967, the McFall-Grisham Post celebrated the Fourth of July and the second game of the second half of play in the schedule with a 3-1 win over Sharpe Depot at Billy Hebert Field in Stockton. Butch Dowhower, who started on the hill for the Legion crew, went the distance and scattered four hits and his mates limited the Sharpe crew to one lonely tally in the first inning. This was the first time Dowhower had thrown since June 3, when he pitched against Karl Ross. Dowhower was in control all day for the win ...

July 10, 2017 | | Sports History

1977: Bill Stricker named EUHS basketball coach

Ninety years ago, on June 20, 1927, by defeating the Oakdale Giants by the score of 9 to 6, the Manteca Maulers practically clinched the first half flag in the Don Pedro League. The Maulers got a five-run lead over their opponents in the first inning and at no time were they in danger of losing the game. Nine errors were chalked up against the Oakdale Giants. Emil Theiler and Louis Bianchi each got two hits and scored two runs for the Maulers.

June 25, 2017 | | Sports History

1997: Thomson, Ota earn All-State team recognition

Eighty years ago, on June 17, 1937, Wally Moses, outfielder for the Philadelphia Athletics, was pictured in the Bulletin at batting practice wearing a polo helmet, an adaptation of which is suggested as a protective measure against the possible beaning of the batter by a pitched ball.

June 18, 2017 | | Sports History

1937: Local boxer Tillie Delnero wins two bouts

One hundred years ago, on June 5, 1917, Gilman invaded Manteca. Gilman is a small town about six miles south of Modesto on the Crows Landing Road. They brought about 13 ball players and beat Manteca, 14 to 4. The game had one sensational feature in the sixth inning when Elmer Blodgett, playing center, went through the barbed wire fence which restricts the outfield. He made a flying catch and, Trojan-like, hit strands of wire with a bang. He was found lying on the other side, safe with the ball. His escape from injury was little short of miraculous.

June 11, 2017 | | Sports History

1997: Dolphins boast trio of triple winners

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June 04, 2017 | | Sports History

2007: EU’s Arevalo fans 25 in doubleheader victories

Sixty years ago, on May 16, 1957, Paul Wiggin, All-American tackle at Stanford, signed his contract with the Cleveland Browns, professional football team, and will report to the training camp near Cleveland on July 24. Wiggin is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Francis P. Wiggin Sr. of Lathrop and has had an outstanding football career, beginning with Manteca High, Modesto Junior College and the past three years on the Stanford varsity.

May 14, 2017 | | Sports History

2007: Yrigoyen’s two-run homer sparks Sierra ein

10 years ago: May 9, 2007 – Visiting East Union High scored all of its runs on back-to-back RBI singles from Courtney Perry and Brionna Goulart in the second inning to lead the Lancers to a 2-0 victory over Weston Ranch High in VOL softball action Tuesday. EU pitcher Erin Arevalo was her usual dominating self, striking out 15 in a one-hitter.

May 07, 2017 | | Sports History

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

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1968: Ron Agostini leads East Union High golf team to victory

90 years ago: March 15, 1928 – Escalon High journeyed over to Manteca High last Friday and lost by a 3 to 1 score in a ...

March 19, 2018 | | Sports History

1988: Mike Parsons shoots 36 as East Union golf wins

40 years ago: March 1, 1978 – Manteca High wrestler Ed Mayfield finished third at the Sac-Joaquin Section finals held in Napa this weekend, just high ...

March 11, 2018 | | Sports History

1958: Dan Southwick first prep wrestler to reach California’s state finals

Ninety years ago, on February 23, 1928, the Manteca High School faculty basketball team defeated the Lodi High faculty by the score of 26 to ...

March 06, 2018 | | Sports History

1958: Manteca High sends seven wrestlers to state tournament

90 years ago: February 16, 1928 – Although rallying vigorously in the second half, the Manteca High School basketball team was unable to overcome a lead ...

March 05, 2018 | | Sports History


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