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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


Sierra girls soccer: 6th best in nation

10 years ago: April 19, 2006: Coach Manuel Pires and his Sierra High soccer team have been dubbed the sixth-best high school girls soccer program in the nation, according to the latest rankings by Adidas and the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. The Timberwolves (18-0-2) are also the top-ranked team in Region VI, an area that spans the entire West Coast.

April 22, 2016 | | Sports History


1996: Sierra tops Oakdale for first ever softball win

Thirty years ago, on March 31, 1986, East Union High junior Frank Gonzales opened the game with a home run and then went back out on the mound and scattered six hits over 5.1 innings as the Lancers beat Los Banos High 10-4 on the EU diamond. It was the second straight year that Gonzales, an all-league player last year, led off the Los Banos game with a home run. Jon Skaggs and Mike Gase each had a pair of hits to spark the 11-hit EU attack.

April 03, 2016 | | Sports History


2006: Sarah Corbett has four wins in Sierra track victory

Forty years ago, on March 24, 1976, in a game more noted for its lack of artistic merit than for its fine play, Manteca High prevailed over East Union High 3-2 on the Buffalo campus. A pair of passed balls accounted for the two Lancer runs, while two costly errors aided the Buffs as they racked up their three counters. The EU hurler, Bill Poindexter, kept the MHS nine off balance with a variety of off-speed pitches and limited the winners to four hits, while his mates got seven off Dale Delmanowski and Darrell Womack. Brett Chamberlain collected a pair ...

March 29, 2016 | | Sports History


Buffs do the unthinkable

AMERICAN CANYON – On paper Manteca High School stood no chance Saturday night at American Canyon High School in their Nor-Cal Regional Final matchup against Bay Area powerhouse Bishop O'Dowd.

March 21, 2016 | Jason Campbell | Sports History


1976: Buff golfers win at Pebble Beach

Thirty years ago, on March 16, 1986, Manteca High, with Kelly Swift scoring the deciding run in the sixth inning, brought home a 3-2 victory over Ceres High at Northgate Park. She came home on a bases-loaded single by sophomore Brandi Rose. Another sophomore, Kim Sloan, was the hitting star for the Lady Buffs with a perfect four-for-four at the plate. She was also the winning pitcher, setting down 12 of the last 14 batters to face her.

March 20, 2016 | | Sports History


2006: SHS soccer takes 34 shots on goal

Forty years ago, on March 12, 1976, Doug Swift, a 1975 graduate of East Union High, is off to a flying start on the San Joaquin Delta College baseball team. Swift, one of the finest all-around athletes produced on the Union Road campus, has earned a first-base starting spot on the Mustang team, coached by Dan Flores. Going into yesterday's game with Los Medanos, the Mantecan was batting .380.

March 13, 2016 | | Sports History


2006: EU’s Steffen Spinks repeats as league MVP

Forty years ago, on March 1, 1976, the ending of the season couldn't have been happier for the East Union High girls' basketball team as they handed Manteca High a stunning 38-31 upset loss at Dalben Center. Donna Conley and Marilyn Clarkson combined for 36 rebounds to lead EU in the upset victory. Clarkson, who had 20 rebounds, scored 11 points, while her teammate was high scorer for the game with 17 points. Leading Manteca High were Karen Steves with 13 points and Collette Collins with 10.

March 06, 2016 | | Sports History


1996: Five wrestlers head to section tourney

Ninety years ago, on February 13, 1926, the Modesto High team displayed accuracy in varied passing and shooting and defeated the Manteca High team this evening in the local gym. The final score was 31 to 20. Undampened in spirits, the Manteca boys played a hard game and some good passing and goals were made. Fay Forsell made an excellent and successful shot for goal from the center of the field. Emil Theiler, being an efficient and fast player, played on the varsity.

February 21, 2016 | | Sports History


1996: Sierra soccer perfect in VOL play

Eighty years ago, on February 8, 1936, Manteca High's Buffaloes showed their quality when they twisted their way to a 40-14 victory over the favored Orestimba High quintet of Newman to take first place in the league with four wins and one defeat. The Buffaloes were led by Milo Candini's passing and the shooting of Harold Reynolds and Bev Brownell. Brownell had 12 points to lead Manteca.

February 14, 2016 | | Sports History


1986: Stricker’s 5th 20-win season

Forty years ago, on February 2, 1976, a titanic defensive struggle erupted into a quick scoring spree and Manteca High retained the coveted Bob Baldwin Cup with a hard-fought 2-0 win over East Union High at Guss Schmiedt Field. The Buffaloes have garnered a 12-1-1 record on the season and ended the Mid-Valley League with an undefeated record of 11-0-1. In the battle, the overall play of EU's Willie Herrera, Doug Ota and Eric Galeazzi sparked the Lancers as they took control of the game in the first half. In the second half, the Buffaloes played with much more ...

February 07, 2016 | | Sports History


1976: Buffs beat EU before 1,200 fans

Sixty years ago, on January 27, 1956 – a three-senior, two-junior combination for Manteca High hit the round hoop for 20 field goals and 16 free throws to defeat favored Tracy High 56-43 in the local gym. Sparked by the whole team, the Buffaloes grabbed their first league win in five starts. Coach Joe Jacobs called on a new quintet of cagers and they answered the call with a much-needed win. Juniors John Schwartz and Leo Valenzuela were the new faces in the lineup. They proved their worth by scoring nine and 10 points, respectively. Don Ganes was high man for ...

January 31, 2016 | | Sports History


1996: 7 pins give Sierra 1st ever wrestling victory

Eighty years ago, on January 17, 1936, the Manteca High Buffaloes defeated Patterson High 47 to 21 in the fastest game of the season in the second league tilt to be held on the local floor. The Buffaloes, led by Harold Reynolds, Ed Grant and Bev Brownell, who made 20, 14 and 10 points, respectively, were on the long end of the score from the start. This contest is the second league victory for the Buffaloes and puts them in first place. The game was fast, Manteca taking an early lead with the score at the half being 25 to ...

January 24, 2016 | | Sports History


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1987: Scott Brooks to try out with Detroit Pistons

Thirty years ago, on August 16, 1987, landing a tryout from a NBA team was exactly what Scott Brooks wanted, but when the team turned ...

August 20, 2017 | | Sports History


1987: 2 days, 2 holes-in-one at Manteca

Sixty years ago, on August 15, 1957, three of the standouts on last year's Manteca High Valley Oak League champion football squad have been ...

August 13, 2017 | | Sports History


1987: Wohle sets three swim records

Ninety years ago, on July 24, 1927, there were many strange faces in the Gustine lineup and, from comments heard, it looked more like a ...

August 06, 2017 | | Sports History


1967: Simoni fans 40 batters in 26-inning game

Forty years ago, on August 1, 1977, the Manteca Dolphins swim team won the Trans-County League championship in Ceres. The final team point totals were ...

July 30, 2017 | | Sports History


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


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