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1995: Hensley leads EU volleyball sweep
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Twenty years ago, on October 6, 1995, Manteca High halfback Jesse Meneses rushed for 162 yards and scored four touchdowns as the Buffaloes downed Los Banos High 35-18 in Valley Oak League football action. The 5-10, 195-pound senior scored on runs of 2, 5, 6 and 73 yards. Mike Placencia ran in from a yard out for the final TD. Tony Gonzalez kicked five extra points. Coach Joe Miller’s Buffs are now 4-1 on the season.


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from the Bulletin files:

20 years ago: October 7, 1995 – The young Sierra High football team took another lesson in the school of hard knocks last night as they were steamrolled 53-0 by the host Sonora High eleven. For the senior-less Timberwolves, Nick Hunt carried the ball six times to gain 19 of the total 62 offensive yards for his team.

Snapping a seven-game losing streak, Manteca High made a first-half goal stand up in a 1-0 blanking of host Los Banos High in VOL soccer action on Monday. Chris Barrious scored for the Buffalo booters. Much of the credit for the shut-out , the Buffs’ first of the season, goes to goalie Juan Ramirez, who was credited with nine saves.

In other soccer action, Sierra High scored in the final seconds to edge Bear Creek High 2-1 in Stockton. Raul Almeida punched in a shot with less than a minute to play for the winner. Almeida had also scored the first T’wolf goal. Coach Tony Valtierra praised the strong play of goalie Shawn Fraser.

Manteca High defeated Sierra High 15-4, 15-8, 15-12 in volleyball action in the T’wolf gymnasium Tuesday night. Emily Wofford led the Lady Buffs at the net with six kills and had a number of big saves in the back row. Kristen Monroy finished with three blocks, three tips and a kill to pace SHS.

East Union High came up short in a 3-2 loss to Bear Creek High in VOL soccer action Tuesday. All the scoring took place in the second half with goals by John Sheridan and Shane Williams. EU had 10 shots on goal in the match.

Jennifer Hensley ran off a string of eight unanswered points to turn back the only Ceres High challenge of the volleyball match Tuesday, and the East Union High team remained undefeated in VOL play with a 15-7, 15-5, 15-9 sweep of the Lady Bulldogs. Hensley served for 21 points in all, with five aces. EU is 9-0 on the season.

East Union High’s Oscar Denogean remained undefeated in VOL cross-country races by running the 3.2 mile course in 16:01, but his Lancers lost to Manteca High 27-28 on Wednesday. Buffalo Mike Ulibarri took third at 16:55. The MHS girls proved they are for real, beating the Lady Lancers 23-32 in their race. MHS’s Amy Birmingham won the race in 20:45.while EU’s Susie Margo was 10 seconds behind at 20:55.

The East Union High tennis team swept the double s matches and won all but two in the singles to beat Sierra High 3-2 on Thursday. EU’s singles players Nicole Zacharias and Liz Pallen, won all of their matches to lead the Lady Lancers. EU’s doubles teams of Cynthia Mathews-Sara Backes and Lorna Nelson-Cortney Vallesteros were also winners. Sierra’s points were from wins by Jill McKiel and Juliet Cruz.


10 years ago: October 13, 2005 – Trailing 24-22 in the third game, Sierra High’s Rosellyn Becker came up with four points on the front line to turn the tables on a comeback-minded Weston Ranch High and send the Cougars back to Stockton with a 25-18, 25-22, 26-24 sweep by the Timberwolves in Valley Oak League volleyball action yesterday.

The Manteca High volleyball team simply went through the motions in a three-game sweep (25-17, 25-19, 25-13) over cross-town rival East Union High Wednesday at Winter Gymnasium. Melanie Promes rained down with a team-high seven kills and three blocks. EU has lost seven straight to start league play. Amanda Lee’s seven-kill performance was the silver lining in another disastrous finish for Coach Michelle Sims’s Lancers.

With East Union High’s golf coaches trying to spark a little competition from within, Brianna Goulart’s performance Wednesday will do just that. Goulart‘s 43 was her season low and good for her first medalist distinction as the Lancers coasted to a 246-309 victory over first-year Central Valley High of Ceres at the Manteca Park golf course.

Marjorie Langdon continued her hot streak while leading the Sierra High golf team’s final sprint to the finish during Tuesday‘s 242-287 win over rival Manteca High at the Manteca Park golf course.

 Langdon shot a season-low 42 to earn medalist honors and has been the team’s top performer the last few Valley Oak League matches. Krystal Kulberg paced the Buffaloes with a 49.

Bryan Pires scored with just a few minutes left in the match and Sierra High came away with a 1-1 tie against visiting Sonora High in soccer action on Tuesday.

Rebecca Bowen and Kristin Teicheira, Manteca High’s top-ranked doubles team, highlighted the Buffaloes’ 10-5 VOL tennis win over visiting West Ranch High on Tuesday. Isha Avalos and Alexa Paiva also recorded two doubles victories as the Buffaloes swept.

Three-time returning all-area MVP Cherise McNair led the Sierra High cross-country team Saturday with a first-place performance in the Clovis Invitational at Woodward Park in Fresno—the site of the CIF State meet. McNair’s time of 18:56 was best as she topped the medium schools field out 152 competitors.