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2006: Buffs win section football title

Thirty years ago, on December 2, 1986, Manteca High's Kevin Wentworth was named the Outstanding Offensive Player in the Valley Oak League for football and East Union High's Dimitri Koger shared the conference's Outstanding Defensive Player honor with Wentworth, it was announced by the coaches. Rod Van De Pol and Melvin Armstrong of MHS joined Wentworth on both offense and defense. The list of local players on the first team included Buffaloes John Gibson (tight end), Van De Pol and Ed Silva (offensive line), Ken Wade (running back), Mark Kokoris (defensive line), Jerry Camara (defensive end), Van ...

December 04, 2016 | | Sports History


2006: Gowan, Founts lead East Union in hoop season opener

Forty years ago, on November 15, 1976, Manteca High scored twice in the final eight minute s to stop East Union High 31-22 before an overflow crowd of 6,100 at Guss Schmiedt Field. The Buffaloes finished the season at 7-3, while the Lancers end the season at 6-4. Buffalo junior Brad Steele rushed for 130 yards on 25 carries and scored a touchdown and a pair of important two-point conversions. His 1976 output was exactly 1,300 yards. Lancer tailback James Tokmo gained 160 yards on only 20 carries to become only the third EU runner to gain 1 ...

November 21, 2016 | | Sports History


2006: Promes, Gonzalez, Corbett on All-Vol team

10 years ago: November 15, 2006 – Sierra High co-head soccer coaches Jose Montes and Joe Pires were named Co-coaches of the Year after leading the Timberwolves (15-4-3) to their first Valley Oak League championship since 1999. Sierra's Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV playoff run ended in a championship match Saturday at Lincoln High in Stockton, where Lincoln High of Placer County defeated the T'wolves 1-0 in overtime. Sierra had a district-high five players earn first-team recognition. Ricky Victor, the VOL-best scorer with 16 goals, was joined by Alejandro Sanchez, Bryan Pires, Darnell Simmons and Jimmy Lacy. Manteca High had ...

November 13, 2016 | | Sports History


Manteca tops Oakdale for coach Reis’ 40th win

10 years ago: October 21, 2006 – On his 17th birthday Friday, just two days after he was crowned the school's Homecoming King, Andre Patterson and his Manteca High football team defeated Oakdale High 17-7 at Guss Schmiedt Field. Patterson ended up with 94 yards rushing. Ruben Cedano passed for a 73-yard TD to Adam Crawford and to Michael Barber for a 26-yard score. Adrian Fuentes kicked a 23-yard field goal. Cedano completed 9-of-18 passing for 247 yards and the two touchdowns. it was the 40th win for fifth- year coach Eric Reis.

October 23, 2016 | | Sports History


1966: EU sophs win 1st MHS-EU football game

Fifty years ago, on October 12, 1966, Palo Alto's Cubberly High downed winless Manteca High 26-7 here last Friday night. The Buffaloes' only score of the evening came on a Phil Brown to Andy Munoz pass that covered 37 yards. Steve Harmon added the extra point.

October 17, 2016 | | Sports History


2006: Buffs soccer stay in VOL race lead

10 years ago: October 11, 2006 – The Manteca High soccer team kept its lofty perch atop the Valley Oak League standings with a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Weston Ranch High in Stockton Tuesday. Senior Jorge Belmonte netted the only score of the night in the first few minutes of play.

October 09, 2016 | | Sports History


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 meeting Turlock High in the season's opener on Friday of next week. Head coach Frank LaSan feels that the line is slightly ahead of the backs in their development but, by game time, the Buffs should be at full strength. In the backfield, the locals are having quarterback trouble. Two of their top signal callers are out with minor hurts. Wayne Rose is out with a sprained knee and Ron Valverde is missing action ...

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 their first season of football. East Union's campus is not completed yet and for the present, students will be housed on the Manteca High campus. They will have soph and frosh-soph football teams this fall for the initial year. Heading up the coaching staff at East Union will be Ed Williams, long-time mentor for the frosh-soph and B teams at Manteca High. Assisting Williams will be Dino Cunial and Tom Nolen. Butch Marliani and ...

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 with their first senior class and East Union will be playing in their own stadium for the first season in the history of the school. All three Manteca high schools began conditioning Monday. At Manteca High, Coach Joe Miller has a group of 39 experienced down linemen out: Trinidad Diaz, Calvin Ryans, Anthony Pacheco and Richie Guillermo are expected to lead at the point of attack.

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. The local songbirds had a barrage of 16 hits to annex the tilt. Pitcher Uldric Hussey pitched four innings, Charley Percival tossed two more and Benny Hooper pitched the final inning without trouble. Percival and Ernie Theiler each had three singles, while Percival added a home run to his total.

July 31, 2016 | | Sports History


IOC leaders stop short of complete ban on Russians

Eighty years ago, on July 16, 1936, 10 hard-fought innings of softball could not decide the issue when the Canary Birds tangled with the Stockton Fraser Furnace team in the main attraction at Recreation Park. With the score standing at 7-all, the game was called to allow the local players time to get to work. Joe Bianchi paced the local hitters, poling a trio of safeties in six attempts.

July 24, 2016 | | Sports History


1986: Babe Ruth 16-18’s head to state

Eighty years ago, on July 16, 1936, Otto L. Steele, Frank Candini, James Castro and Clyde Wilson motored to Oakland and while there called on Milo Candini, who is pitching for the Chapel of the Oaks baseball club, which is sponsored by the New York Yankees. Many local baseball fans are strong in their belief that the Manteca boy is destined soon to be seen in the uniform of a major league club.

July 17, 2016 | | Sports History


1976: Breitenbucher is a triple winner

Forty years ago, on July 8, 1976, The Manteca Dolphins competitive swim team remained undefeated Monday as they edged last year's Tri-County Swim Conference champions, Ripon, 314.5-297.5. Triple winners for the Dolphins were Desiree Dowell (girls 11-12), Dave Breitenbucher (boy s 13-14) and Jill Pinto (girls 15-17).

July 10, 2016 | | Sports History


1986: EU FALLS SHORT IN SECTION BASEBALL

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June 05, 2016 | | Sports History


1986: Buffs’ Woods just misses perfect game

Eighty years ago, on April 24, 1936, playing one of its hardest games of the season, Coach Maurice Tracie's Manteca High baseball team defeated Patterson High by a 3 to 1 score in Patterson. Milo Candini struck out 22 men and walked four in the nine-inning game, while pitching a three-hitter. Wallace Fagundes led the Buffalo hitting with two for three. Candini knocked a three-base hit, which was the best of the game.

May 01, 2016 | | Sports History


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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

June 11, 2017 | | Sports History


1997: Dolphins boast trio of triple winners

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June 04, 2017 | | Sports History


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