In sports stories from the Bulletin files:
20 years ago: June 2, 1997 – Bouyed by solid performances throughout, the Manteca Dolphins opened the Mid-Valley Swim Conference with a tri-meet victory over both the Hughson and Ceres swim teams on Saturday. Three Dolphins were triple winners on the day. Tiffany Vaught won the 100 IM, the 50 butterfly and the 50 breaststroke in the 13-14 girls’ division. Nathan Toone ruled the 100 IM, 100 free and 50 free in the boys’ 15-16 division. Felicia Hellums struck gold in the 100 IM, the 100 free and the 100 fly in the girls’ 17-18 division.
10 years ago: June 6, 2007 – The Sierra High girls’ basketball program is holding its annual three-day camp this week. Close to 30 fourth-to-ninth-grade girls attended Tuesday’s session. The camp, led by varsity head coach Isaac Gutierrez and his staff, emphasizes the individual and team aspects of offensive and defensive fundamentals.
The Manteca Dolphin swim club took down the Tracy Tritons, a perennial power, over the weekend at Sierra High 857-823. Manteca sent 165 swimmers to the event and at the end of the day, six performers finished first in each of their three individual events, racking up a total of 21 points. Joseph Brandi (13-14 boys) won the 100-meter individual medley (1:10.59), the 50 breaststroke (30.65) and the 50 freestyle (36.42). Johnathan Buonauro (7-8 boys) won the 50 free (44.26), the 25 back (24.15) and the 25 free (19.06). Charley Donnelly took first in the 100 free (58.69), the 50 back (29.78) and the 50 free (26.23). Anthony Mello (15-16 boys) finished first in the 100 IM (1:05.73), the 100 breast (1:12.49) and the 50 free (25.19). Natalie Randolph (9-10 girls) had three firsts—in the 100 IM (1:32.7), the 100 free (1:17.66) and in the 50 back (42.08). Taylor Swift (11-12 girls) was also a triple winner, taking first in the 100 IM (1:13.04), the 100 free (1:03.76) and the 50 butterfly (31.77).
Earning the Sierra High senior All-around Athlete awards at the school’s Spring Sports Awards social were Stephanie Teunissen and Garret Yrigoyen.