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1965: Newtons 20 points send Buffs past St. Marys
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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.


In other sports stories from

the Bulletin files:

60 years ago: December 15, 1955 – Manteca High’s cagers won their second game of the season Tuesday night as they downed Ripon High by a 35-18 score. The win evened the Buffaloes’ record at 2-2. Don Ganes was the leading Buff scorer with 13 points. Alvin Adams was runner- up with 10 points.


50 years ago: December 15, 1965 – Manteca High won the consolation bracket of the Stagg Basketball Tournament last Saturday by downing St. Mary’s High 71-61. John Newton led all scorers with 20 points, Mel Montanio followed with 19, John Tubbs had 13 and Jim Anderson 12 to give Buffaloes a well-rounded attack.

Turlock High displayed power in downing the previously unbeaten Manteca High wrestling team 33-21 in a match at the high school Friday evening. Only five Buffaloes were able to win their matches. Don Widmer had a pin in the 191-pound match and Bob Ramirez had a pin in the heavyweight match to give the Buffs their final points.


40 years ago: December 10, 1975 – Manteca High had few problems in dumping Linden High 67-34 in the consolation finals of the Lancer Invitational Basketball Tournament at East Union High last Saturday. Ron Tilton led the Buffaloes with 18 points, followed by Dale Delmanowski and Don Joseph with 10 points each.

Escalon High, coached by Bob Thomason, won the tourney with a 68-50 win over the Lancers before a crowd of over 1,000 at Dalben Center. Steve Aufdermaur had 13 points in a losing cause. Buffalo Ron Tilton and Lancers Aufdermaur and Jack Wood were named to the all-tournament team.

Nino Gatti ripped a pair of goals on charity boots and led the defending Mid-Valley League soccer champion Manteca High to a 2-0 victory over Modesto High last Wednesday.

Ken Wakefield, Chris Hughes and Bill DeGroot registered pins to lead East Union High past the Escalon High wrestlers by a score of 45-31 last Friday evening. It was the first win of the season by Coach Don Laurenti’s matmen. 


30 years ago: December 10, 1985 – The Manteca High Lady Buffs won their first game of the year Monday night when they beat Ceres High in a thriller, 32-31, in the league opener for both teams at Manteca. Kelly Iorio sank a free throw with 22 seconds left that proved to be the difference in the game. Iorio was the high scorer for the locals with 11 points.

The East Union High Lady Lancers defeated Central Catholic High in girls’ basketball Monday night at EU, 44-24, in the league opener for both teams. Debbie Paradzinski led EU with 14 points.

Manteca High football coach Bob Lee, who piloted the Buffaloes to the Sac-Joaquin Section Division II playoffs in his first year as coach, was named Co-Coach of the Year in the Valley Oak League, it was announced Monday. MHS had six players named as the all-league first  team: linemen Rob Van De Pol and Dan Eavenson, linebacker Joe Dias, running back Ron Ramm, wide receiver Steve Duran and punter-place kicker Melvin Armstrong. East Union High placed two player s on the first team: linebacker Rick James and defensive back Kevin Carr.

Mark Waterman and Gary Kron didn’t shoot the lights out, but they didn’t have to as East Union High still coasted to an easy 64-41 win over Central Catholic High in Modesto Tuesday night. Waterman did score only 13 points and Kron scored 15. The Lancers used an aggressive defense to force 20 turnovers.

East Union High scored three pins and a tie in a wrestling match at O. H. Close School in Stockton Tuesday. Close won the match 46-28, picking up points on three forfeits. Lancer pins were by Eric Schwerchwart (126), Dale Ferguson (138) and Frank Telles (145).

Peppering the basket with 50 percent accuracy, Manteca High opened league play by outlasting Ceres High 70-63 Tuesday night in Ceres. Kevin Frisk led the Buffalo scoring parade with 16 points, Andy Hulsebosch had 15, Kevin Wentworth 12 and Chad Johnson, who left on fouls in the fourth quarter, netted 11.

In a tight defensive struggle, Turlock High nipped the young Manteca High soccer team 1-0 Wednesday afternoon at Manteca.

East Union High, runner-up at the Turlock Basketball Tournament, placed two players on the all-tourney quintet. Senior Mark Waterman and sophomore Gary Kron were the EU players honored.

Manteca High, runner-up at the Liberty Basketball Tournament in Brentwood, placed two players on the all-tourney team: Kevin Frisk and Chad Johnson.


20 years ago: December 12, 1995 – The Manteca High basketball team snapped a three-game skid with a 61-51 win on the road Tuesday night at Ripon Christian High. Bryan Lucas had 29 points, 10 rebounds and two blocked shots to lead the Buffaloes. James Ward returned from missing the last game with the flu to score 21 points and had five steals.

Offensive lapses again cost East Union High as it was stung by Franklin High 64-40 in the second round of the Frank Godinez Tournament at Turlock High Friday night. Lancer senior Shane Lewis had eight points to lead EU, now 1-5 on the year. The Lancers committed 28 turnovers.

Jessie Hardcastle and Cynthia Mathews each scored 11 points as the East Union High girls’ basketball team rolled over San Lorenzo High last night as Hardcastle pulled down 18 rebounds.

Coach Dudley Kinlaw’s East Union High wrestlers won the Division 2 championship on Saturday at the 18-team Lodi Shootout dual meet tournament. Kyle Westmoreland at 135 pounds and Josh York at 160 both went undefeated through the tournament.

Sutter Creek-Amador High’s zone defense forced the Sierra High girls to shoot from the outside but unfortunately they couldn’t find the range in a 39-27 loss at Linden High on Saturday. The Lady Timberwolves, which are 1-3 on the season, got six points, seven rebounds and four steals from freshman center Kristen Huntley.

Sierra High shut down Dixon High with a tight man-to-man defense to score a 45-34 win in the opening round of the Linden Basketball Tournament. Russell Stewart led the T’wolves with 12 points.

The Manteca High wrestlers had eight pins in 14 weights to win their first VOL match of the season Tuesday night, decisively handling Los Banos High 48-28 at Winter Gym. Randy Grimm (103), Adam Haynes (112), Jeremy Nuding (119), Nick Haas (130), Elizar Ceballos (145), Shae Enriquez (160), Daniel Machado (189) and Leland Campbell (215) got the pins for the Buffaloes.

Manteca High guards Stacy Cardiel and Celina Paredes scored 10 points apiece to lead the Lady Buffs to a 40-32 victory over Calaveras High Thursday night at the 18th annual Delta Queens Tournament at Stagg High in Stockton. Atari Watkins came off the bench to grab 10 rebounds for MHS, who is now 4-1 on the season.

The Sierra High wrestling team lost a 41-36 thriller to Los Banos High in their VOL opener. After rallying from a 14-point deficit, the Timberwolves had to hand over the match to the Tigers when they forfeited the heavyweight match. SHS got their pins from Jerome Clay (160) and David Gute (215).

The Sierra High and East Union High soccer teams both won games Thursday to remain unbeaten in VOL play, but defending champion Manteca had to settle for a scoreless tie at Oakdale High. Sierra took a decisive 4-1 win over Sonora High to remain undefeated at 10-0 on the season. Bobbie Roudebush scored two goals for the Lady T’wolves, while Jenny Amaya and Angela Allgaier had one apiece. Meghan Harris had three goals and Ja’Rae Mamorno tallied twice to lead EU in a 7-2 win over visiting Los Banos High. Lyndsey McDonald and Lyndi Saxton added a goal each to the wining total.


10 years ago: December 15, 2005 – Jordan McDaniel erupted for 21 points Wednesday behind four 3-pointers in the East Union High boys’ basketball team’s 65-53 non-league road win over Lincoln High, the first Lancer victory over the Trojans in the last four seasons.

It wasn’t pretty, but Ruben Cedano led the Manteca High boys to a 49-44 win over Stagg High last light. Cedano finished with 16 much-needed points. Garrett Tolman chipped in 12 more counters for the Buffaloes.

A desperation shot by a Hughson High girl fell short and East Union High escaped with a sloppy 38-35 basketball win over the host Huskies last night. The Lancers committed 30 turnovers in the game.