10 years ago: March 24, 2005 – Sierra High’s first-ever football coach will become its second-ever athletic director, effective next year. Greg Leland, who served as the face of the Timberwolves’ football program during its first 11 seasons and its only varsity football coach, will take over the reins from Vern Gebhardt. Gebhardt announced his retirement to Sierra High Principal Rick Arucan last year.
Candace Brennan surpassed Maria Trevino on the Manteca High soccer team’s all-time goal-scoring list Wednesday against Oakdale High at Guss Schmiedt Field. The Lady Buffs outscored the Lady Mustangs 4-1in that match and remained undefeated at 7-0. Brennan’s pair of goals in the match gave her 55 career goals. Melissa Promes and Jennifer Dickman scored the other goals in the match.
Playing without seniors on their squad, the Sierra High soccer team made a point with a 17-0 shelling of visiting Buhach Colony High on Tuesday. Cheri Schwanke led the team on the day with five goals, while Capri Stevens and Brittney Doty netted two each, and Marissa Trujillo, Stephanie Teunissen, Raeanne Quaresma, Carissa Jacomini, Lisa Brady and Chyna Branscum all chipped in a solo score.
The Manteca High baseball t eam scored in every inning to cruise past visiting Weston Ranch High 13-4 Monday in a Valley Oak League contest. Weston Ranch pitchers walked 13 batters and hit one, while giv ing up just six hits. Sammy Miller went 2-for-3 including a walk, a run and an RBI to lead the Buffaloes.
Brian Phommachit, Sierra High’s top-ranked singles tennis player, swept all three of his matches against Weston Ranch High and bolstered the T’wolves’ 15-0 win.
Manteca High won 20 of the 22 races in both varsity girls and boys swimming against visiting Weston Ranch High on Friday. The Buffaloes swept seven different events. The combination led to a 126-21 win for the Buffalo boy s, while the girls took home a 117-? tally. Mark Garza, Josh Braley, Kevin Brown and Tim Pendexter were all double winners. For the girls, Ashley Williams took two individual firsts and swam on two winning relay teams.
Sierra High’s baseball team took just five innings to shell intra-city rival East Union High 14-3 Thursday at Agostini Field. The T’wolves dumped 12 runs on the host Lancers behind eight hits and three errors in the top of the second, and designated hitter Willie Grieve was a triple shy of the cycle.
The East Union High softball team plated two runs in the first inning and managed just two base runners after that in a 2-0 non-league win over Ripon High at the Northgate Softball Complex yesterday.Rachel Calub led off the Lancer first with a triple and scored on Erin Arevalo’s double. Kelly Negus singled in Arevalo and that was the end of the scoring for the night. Arevalo pitched the entire game for EU and struck out 15, while allowing just two hits.