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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


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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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


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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

July 10, 2016 | | Sports History


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