20 years ago: February 23, 1991 - The Manteca High baseball team exploded for six runs in the top of the seventh inning to win its season opener at Franklin High in Stockton 6-1 on Friday. The big hit was a bases-loaded double by Bobby Magnuson, which drove in three runs. He had another double to lead the Buffalo hitters. Coach Jack Thomson praised Buff starting pitcher Jared Murillo, who pitched four innings, struck out six and walked only one.
Eighty years ago, on February 20, 1931, Manteca High School dropped a hotly-contested game to the Oakdale High cagers by the score of 19-17. This contest decided the San Joaquin-Stanislaus C.I.F. championship. Harold Reeves, veteran guard for the Buffaloes, proved a star by looping several difficult shots and outwitting the Mustangs. He was Buffalo high point man with nine markers. Too much credit cannot be given Coach Aubrey Laws who, during his first year of basketball coaching at Manteca HIgh, molded a team from green players and shoved them to the top. This was the first time in ...
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: 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.
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.
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