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 selected to play in the up-coming North-South Valley All-star football game at the Lodi Grape Bowl this Friday. Tony Cotta, tackle; Glenn McDonald, quarterback; and Jim Mayfield, halfback, were selected as was Buffalo Coach Frank LeSan.
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70 years ago: August 14, 1947 – James R. Barber left recently for Cheshire, Connecticut to coach the New York Yankees professional football team in preparation for the 1947 season. He had just completed a visit with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Barber of Manteca.
50 years ago: August 11, 1967 – The Manteca Recreation Swim Team used its first home meet to win its initial encounter of the year in a Trans-County Swim Conference triangular contest last Saturday morning. The final score was Manteca 329, Ripon 319 and Patterson 292. A large and enthusiastic crowd was on hand to watch the young Manteca squad, coached by Gene Christensen. Bonnie Buck captured four firsts in the girls’ eight years and under, and Kathy Buck led the girls’ 12 and under with four first-place ribbons. In the boys’ 12 and under, Greg Williams swam to three first-place wins, while Steve Carter captured three firsts in the boys’ 14 and under. Mary Wood led the girls’ 17 and under section with two firsts and two seconds. John Sanders and Rusty Carter copped four firsts each in the boys’ 17 and under.
40 years ago: August 10, 1977 – Along with two dozen other little leaguers, 12 year-old Quentin “Quinn” Serbousek was invited to participate in the Manteca Metro All-star Game last week. His season’s record .420 batting average, several RBI’s and two relief pitching appearances, in addition to playing a mean second base ranked him with Pacific Division’s finest. There is a difference, however. Quinn plays with the full use of only one leg. His right leg was removed near the knee seven years ago, due to a bone disorder. He pitched two innings and didn’t allow a hit.
30 years ago: August 12, 1987 – For Jim Mungle and Phyllis Fanfa, it really was a stroke of luck. In back-to-back days at the Manteca Park Golf Course, the duo each aced the par-three eighth hole. Mungle holed his seven-iron shot from 146 yards on Tuesday, then watched as Fanfa’s eight-iron shot from 120 yards rolled in Wednesday.
20 years ago: August 13, 1997 – Jason Dalton scored three goals and Chris Buccieri kicked in another as the Manteca Rangers under-12 boys soccer team salvaged the final game of a three-game tournament last weekend in Vacaville. Buccieri assisted on two scores and Jason Rhodes helped set up the other as the Rangers defeated the Elk Grove Earthquakes 4-3 in the Vacaville Summer Heat Classic on Sunday. Todd Pearce anchored a strong defense from his corner fullback position and goalie Mondre Evans made several key saves.
10 years ago: August 15, 2007 – East Union High junior Amanda Baker headed a group of local tennis players that showed well at this year’s Manteca Future Stars 2000 Summer Classic held last weekend at the Manteca Tennis Center. The 16 year-old Baker not only won the girls’ 18-and-under division, she also took home first place in the 16-year-old division as well. Sierra High’s Michelle LeLauren placed fourth in the girls’ 16-year-old division.
The Manteca Buffaloes football program will be holding its annual football social at the Delicato Winery Friday, August 17 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Admission is $15 and you must be 21 years or older to attend. Tickets can be purchased ahead of time from Ron Inderbitzen, Mary Jones or Eric Reis and will also be available at the door.