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1950: Payan fans 14 batters in Buffaloes win
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Eighty years ago, on April 4, 1930, the Hughson Union High nine nosed out the local Manteca High Buffaloes and won the third C.I.F. game of the season by a 12 to 11 game in Hughson. The Hughson boys were hitting the ball quite regularly, getting six runs off Fred Theiler and six off Joe Abreu, who pitched for the Mantecans. They pitched fairly good ball but were given little support in the field. In the sixth frame, the Mantecans started a rally and scored eight runs before they could be stopped. Theiler and Joe Bettencourt got three hits apiece for the Buffaloes.

In other sports stories from the Bulletin files:

60 years ago: April 13, 1950 - Manteca High, behind the one-hit pitching of Jess Payan, defeated Sonora High 7-0 Tuesday in Manteca. Payan had a no-hitter until the top of the seventh inning. Walking only two batters, he struck out 14. Bob Turk, Bob Wheeler and Payan all got two hits for the Buffaloes. It was the first league win in two years for the Buffs.
For the first league match of the tennis season, Manteca High dropped all their matches to the visiting team from Sonora High.

50 years ago: April 11, 1960 - Manteca High got on the winning side of the ledger last Friday afternoon as they downed the MUHS Alumni 9 to 3. Errors proved the difference in the ball game as the oldsters committed nine errors in the field. Darell Phillips hit a home run for the Alumni and was the losing pitcher. Gary Heaton homered for the Buffaloes and Tim Brumley got three hits. Walt McDonald was the winning pitcher.

40 years ago: April 12, 1970 - East Union High took their first league game of the ‘70 season from Atwater High by a score of 5-2. Jerry Nixon struck out a total of 13 batters, walking two. He allowed only four hits.

In the annual track meet between Manteca and East Union Highs, the meet was called off due to “flooding” with two events left to be run. Apparently, the bus that would take the Lancer thin clads back to Union Road backed into an irrigation pipe and the resulting flood completely inundated the track, forcing the cancellation of the 180 low hurdles and the mile relay. When the meet was called, East Union held a precarious 54-50 advantage.

Last Tuesday afternoon, the East Union High golfers downed Ceres High 269-272. Jeff Snyder of EU took home the honors with a score of 42.

The undefeated Manteca High golf team downed defending champion Lincoln High 202-213 on the local course. Jack Mendosa was the low medallist for the Buffaloes with a 36.

The underdog Manteca High baseball team got an air-tight pitching performance from Monty Buck and clutch defensive efforts when needed to upset the front-running East Union High Lancers 1-0 in 11 innings Tuesday. The Buffaloes managed to squeeze across the winning run on a perfect bunt by Galen Smalley.

The Manteca High tennis squad ended a brief victory drought Tuesday when they overwhelmed their East Union High counterparts 14.5-2.5 in VOL competition.

30 years ago
: April 11, 1980 - Four East Union High pitchers combined to throw a four-hitter yesterday against Escalon High but seven Lancer errors led to five unearned runs as the visiting Cougars came away with an easy 6-0 victory in EU’s final non-league contest. The locals are now 1-12. Tony Martin, Troy Vickerman, Joey Tanghal and Dana Ota collected EU’s safeties.

Senior Linda Morenzone banged out a double and a single and limited host Livingston High to just two hits to help pace Manteca High’s softball team to a 9-1 non-league win over the Wolves yesterday.

Lisa Klingman ripped an eighth-inning RBI single to break a 7-7 deadlock, lifting East Union High to an 8-7 come-from-behind victory over Ceres High yesterday afternoon in the VOL opener for both teams at Northgate Park.

East Union High’s streaking badminton team opened its VOL season on a winning note Monday, topping Sonora High 9-4 in the Wildcat gym. The Lady Lancers’ top singles rep, Gina Barroga, and the number two player, Kim Yee, both came away with triple victories.

Manteca High’s tennis team opened VOL play impressively last Friday as the Buffaloes pounded visiting Sonora High 15-0 at the Manteca courts. Buffalo winners were Jeff Brock, Jon Shaefer and Jody Ruble in singles, while doubles tandems of Allen Franscella-Greg Toy and Clay Burkett-Tim Wun were also winners.

Manteca High experienced a case of early-inning jitters in the field and could never muster any kind of offensive attack, dropping a 5-1 decision to Sonora High in the VOL opener for both squads on the Manteca field. The Buffaloes scored their lone run in the second when Steve Vasquez walked, was sacrificed to second by Tony Souza and scored on a throwing error.

Manteca High’s golf squad boosted its VOL mark to a perfect 3-0 Friday afternoon with a narrow 218-222 victory over Oakdale High at the Oakdale Golf and Country Club. Eric Davis paced the local golfers by firing a 40.

East Union High tennis coach Carl Bosque had some words of encouragement after his club dropped its VOL opener to Oakdale High last Friday 12.5-2.5 at the EU courts. EU’s doubles tandem of Pat Nagle and Eric Johnson registered a point and a half.

East Union High golf coach Ed Williams said his team any have been a bit too emotional in its 229-238 loss to Los Banos High last Friday at the Manteca Park course. Ryan Fine captured medalist honors on the day with a 38.