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Lancers 3-pointers help sink Manteca High

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 ...

January 31, 2011 | | Sports History


1941: Buffaloes avenge earlier loss to Ripon High

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 ...

January 30, 2011 | | Sports History


1981: Buff cagers net 25th straight VOL win

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.

January 23, 2011 | | Sports History


1981: Brown named new East Union football coach

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.

January 16, 2011 | | Sports History


1971: Teicheira all-conference at Oregon Tech

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.

January 09, 2011 | | Sports History


2000: Buff gridders surprise Tracy High, 35-20

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 ...

January 02, 2011 | | Sports History


2000: Sierra soccer blanks Downey 7-0

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.

December 26, 2010 | | Sports History


1980: Buffs beat EU in Turlock cage tournament

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.

December 12, 2010 | | Sports History


1990: Avina scores 37 as East Union wins tournament

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 ...

December 05, 2010 | | Sports History


2000: Oxendine paces Sierra High hoops with 29

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.

November 28, 2010 | | Sports History


1980: EU grid coach Gebhardt resigns after losing season

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.

November 21, 2010 | | Sports History


The Buffaloes’ 1963 bowl game

Editor's note: Eron Grisham submitted the following in recognition of the quality play of the current Manteca High football play this year and reminiscent of a special year in MHS athletic history.

November 07, 2010 | By ERON GRISHAM Manteca High Class of 1963 | Sports History


1970: Buffaloes battle Wooster to scoreless tie

Eighty years ago, on October 31, 1930, Manteca High played the hardest and best game of the year when they tangled with the Oakdale High Brownies on the local field. Although the score was 20 to 6 in favor of the visitors, the Manteca people saw perhaps the gamest fight ever witnessed on a Manteca field. The Buffaloes held the Brownies scoreless the entire first half and pushed over a touchdown for themselves. During the first quarter, Jim Fox broke loose for several beautiful runs, finally carrying the ball over from the two yard line on the first play of ...

November 07, 2010 | | Sports History


2000: Buffs surprise Tracy with 35-20 win

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 ...

October 31, 2010 | | Sports History


1980: Shafer interception sets up final Buff TD

Thirty years ago, on October 14, 1980, Manteca High overcame a 14-point deficit and then turned back a last-gasp effort by arch-rival East Union High to hang on to a spine-tingling 21-20 victory before a delirious, jam-packed throng at Guss Schmiedt Field. The resilient Buffaloes of Coach Walker Vick fought back to score 21 unanswered points. The Lancers scored first as Billy Emperador scampered 45 yards off tackle behind the blocks of Kelly Stewart and Chris Patzer. George Clarkson passed to Stewart for the two-point conversion. Emperador later scored again on a two-yard run. Buffalo scores were by Pat Schimke ...

October 17, 2010 | | Sports History


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1974: East Union comeback to defeat Sonora in VOL play

40 years ago: October 23, 1974 – Coach Vern Gebhardt's high-flying East Union High gridders were slowed a bit last Friday night at Sonora High but still managed to come from behind and nail down a bruising 14-7 decision over a fired-up pack of Wildcats. Halfback Dana Taylor slanted off tackle for three yards and a touchdown to give the Lancers the winning margin early in the final quarter. Doug Swift had scored the first EU tally on a one-yard smash with just over nine minutes remaining in the second period. The East Union defense, led by Mario Silveira and ...

October 26, 2014 | | Sports History


1974: Tubbs intercepts pass in Buff win

Fifty years ago, on September 18, 1964, rolling up an impressive 273 yards on the ground, Manteca High rolled to a convincing 31-18 win over Downey High of Modesto in the season opener for both clubs. Defensive back John Tubbs intercepted a first-quarter Downey pass and rambled unmolested for 57 yards to the end zone for the first Buffalo score. In the second period, Manteca's all-league tackle, 222-pound Rod Elam, picked a Knight fumble out of the air and ran 15 yards to score. The final MHS score of the first half came when Bob Silva raced 40 yards ...

September 28, 2014 | | Sports History


1984: Tony Perez leads Buffs cross-country to easy win

Sixty years ago, on September 16, 1954, Manteca High put on the final polishing touches to their offense as they readied themselves for their season football opener against Hayward High Saturday night at Pennebaker Field. Coach Pete Denevi is counting on back Monte Kinsley for a valuable few yards. He has shown well in practice and, with a year's experience under his belt, could develop into one of the league's best fullbacks. Others showing well during the past week were guards Ed Morley and Ed Abatangle.

September 11, 2014 | | Sports History


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