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1984: Alexia Poulos scores over 30 points for 2nd straight game

Thirty years ago, on January 15, 1984, Manteca High provided the heat at Winter Gym and it was too much for cross-town rival East Union High as the Buffaloes s streaked to a 59-42 Valley Oak League victory before a standing-room-only gathering. EU had 23 turnovers and was a poor 14 of 33 shots from the free throw line. Bert Van Ryn led the winners with 17 points, while Paul Brogan had 14 and Pete Nelson and Cal Farrow added 12 and 10 points, respectively. Jeff Hammond led the Lancers with 17 points and Paul Emperador finished with 14.

January 26, 2014 | | Sports History


1994: Nussbaume seals Buffs’ upset

Eighty years ago, on December 29, 1933, making a great comeback in the second half, the Manteca High cagers won their first game of the season by defeating the strong Livermore High quintet in a thrilling game by a 28-27 score. The game was played at Livermore. Gust Lourentzos was high point man for Manteca with nine points. Captain Tom Forsell and Milo Candini played good games at the guard positions.

January 19, 2014 | | Sports History


1993: East Union pounds Oakdale High

Fifty years ago: October 31, 1963 – Manteca High powered its way to a 25-0 win over Lincoln High last Friday night. It was the 14th straight victory for the Buffs, coached by Phil Harmon. On defense, the entire MHS unit turned in a fine effort, with end Lowell Grissom once again leading the way with 12 unassisted tackles. Quarterback Paul Goodwin passed 14 yards to Grissom for one TD and ran three yards for another. Bill Mendosa and Don Carney each ran four yards for touchdowns. Ron Brown booted an extra point.

November 07, 2013 | | Sports History


1923: Manteca beats Hilmar

Buffaloes prevail 20-6 in school's first-ever football contest

October 21, 2013 | | Sports History


2003: EU High victory spoils Colin Kaepernick’s prep debut

Ten years ago on Oct. 8, 2003 East Union High posted a 41-13 win over Pitman High in Turlock on Thursday, spoiling the Pride's varsity football debut.

October 18, 2013 | | Sports History


1963: Victory over Oakdale is Buffs’ 11th straight victory

Forty years ago, on October 4, 1973, revenge is getting sweeter every week for East Union High's Lancers. For the third time in three weeks, EU has defeated a football team that beat them last year. This week's victim was the defending Valley Oak League champion St. Mary's High. With 16 seconds remaining in the game, halfback Carl Esquivel took a pitchout and roared around right end to score and give the Lancers a 28-25 victory over the visiting Rams in one of the most thrilling finishes ever witnessed at Guss Schmiedt Field. Esquivel had been on ...

October 07, 2013 | | Sports History


2003: Wade leads Buffs’ rushing in win over Ceres

Sixty years ago, on September 7, 1953, over 40 candidates were present when Coaches Pete Denevi and Jack Caruso called the first practice for the Manteca High Buffaloes. With only three weeks of practice ahead of them before the first game, the Buffaloes were put right to work to get into condition. With the loss of 16 lettermen from last year's squad, the coaches have their job cut out for them. There are 16 candidates working to win a starting job in the backfield and all four positions are open as last year's entire backfield was lost through ...

September 14, 2013 | | Sports History


1993: Buffs pound Downey High 53-0 in grid opener

Forty years ago, on September 5, 1973, with their season-opener at Galt High just 10 days away, optimism pervades East Union High's football coaching staff. The Lancers lost just four players from last year's team, only two of them starters. Gone is all-Valley Oak League linebacker Bruce Forth, but head coach Vern Gebhardt finds himself with a bevy of fine defensive replacements. Experienced seniors Lonnie Price, Ron Dalben and Gary Mullins are currently working at the cornerback posts. Tough middle linebackers Rick Horn and Danny Coffman fill out the defensive backfield. Flashy senior Ron Barretto returns to the ...

September 07, 2013 | | Sports History


1963: Manteca Ford comes up run short in state softball title contest

Fifty years ago, on August 18, 1963,

September 02, 2013 | | Sports History


1913: Lagorio fans 13, pitches two-hitter for Manteca victory

100 years ago, on August 8, 1913, Manteca still keeps in the limelight as an aggressive ball team and the long string of victories remains unbroken, causing the old leaguers to rub their eyes and take notice of the stellar brand of goods being dished out. Last Sunday, they handed the goose egg to the Sperry Flour aggregation of Stockton in a game that was full of ginger from start to finish. Lagorio was a puzzle to the visitors, retiring 13 batters and allowing but two hits, while the White Sox obtained six hits and lost nine via the strikeout ...

August 12, 2013 | | Sports History


1963: Dolphins’ Eric Wohle sets two meet records

In other sports stories from the Bulletin files:

July 28, 2013 | | Sports History


2003: Mike James named football coach for East Union High School

Forty years ago, on March 26, 1973, chalking up their first dual Valley Oak League meet of the 1973 season, the Manteca High thinclads made a laugher out of their clash with St. Mary's High by a 122-14 count. The Buffaloes won every first place and the Rams could do no better than four "seconds" as Manteca completely dominated the meet. Steve Haggerty and John Peters were triple winners for the Buffs. Haggerty won both hurdle events (16.0) and (21.9) and the high jump (5-7), while Peters nabbed both the sprints (:10.0 and :23.4) and ...

March 30, 2013 | | Sports History


40 years ago: Don Cabral picks up three firsts for Buff swimming

30 years ago: March 22, 1983 – The East Union High badminton team dropped an 11-5 non-league match Tuesday to Edison High in Stockton. Annette Menchaca, the No. 3 player for the Lancers, was the only local bright spot, winning both of her matches.

March 25, 2013 | | Sports History


1982: Tokay can’t stop arm of EU High’s Rick Inderbitzen

Thirty years ago, on the afternoon of September 24, 1982, neither rain, nor mud, nor Tokay High could stop the arm of East Union High quarterback Rick Inderbitzen in the Tokay Stadium. The 6-3, 182-pound senior simply passed 26 times for 185 yards and all four EU touchdowns, leading the Lancers to a 26-12 non-league victory. Playing literally in a mud bowl, the EU offensive linemen played wipers, allowing Inderbitzen to find Albert Tanghal three times and Troy Hansen once in the end zone.

October 15, 2012 | | Sports History


2002: Sierra’s Tucker pitches perfect softball game, fans 16

Sixty years ago, on April 3, 1952, Manteca High ran up a big point lead to easily defeat Downey High of Modesto in a track meet. The score was 86.5 to 17.5. Mariano Valenzuela was the leading Buff point-getter with firsts in the high hurdles and the broad jump and a second in the low hurdles. Paul Wiggin tossed the 12-pound shot 45-6. 5 to set a new school record in that event.

April 16, 2012 | | 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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