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2006: EU High dedicates Jim Brown Fitness Center
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Fifty years ago, on August 26, 1966, the first squad of prospects for East Union High will begin conditioning drills Monday evening in preparation for their first season of football. East Union’s campus is not completed yet and for the present, students will be housed on the Manteca High campus. They will have soph and frosh-soph football teams this fall for the initial year. Heading up the coaching staff at East Union will be Ed Williams, long-time mentor for the frosh-soph and B teams at Manteca High. Assisting Williams will be Dino Cunial and Tom Nolen. Butch Marliani and Jim Stark will direct the frosh squad.


In other sports stories

from the Bulletin files:

80 years ago: August 27, 1936 – In an outside softball game played Tuesday night, the up and coming  clan of “Screwball” Miller jaunted down (or is it up?) to Jamestown and added their sixth consecutive scalp by trouncing the Sonora Eagles  5-2. Joe Theiler hit for the circuit, while Dempsey Carroll led the local pellet pasters by plastering out three hits in four trips to the plate.


60 years ago: August 30, 1956 – Mike’s Calla Market defeated the Police twice in a row to take the Little League-type championship last week. In the deciding game, Police pitcher Richard Jay gave up only three hits, but one of them was a last-inning double to Mike Estrada, scoring Johnny Holbrook to win the game and the championship for Calla Market.


20 years ago: August 25, 1996 – Sierra High didn’t back down from a 2-1 deficit in their volleyball season opener on Tuesday, instead rallying for an exciting 3-2 victory over host Grace Davis High in Modesto. The Lady Timberwolves defeated Davis 15-12, 9-15, 11-15, 16-14, 15-7. Liz Nuttmann played a “good, consistent game” said Coach Tevani Liotard.

The East Union High soccer team brought back the team concept and defeated Escalon High 3-1 Friday at the Stagg Tournament. Ricky Souza had a pair of goals for EU and Doug Miller added the third score.

Manteca High’s foray onto the tennis courts was a successful one as the Lady Buffs cruised past visiting Stagg High 11.5-3.5 on Thursday afternoon. The Delta Queens forfeited four matches due to heat exhaustion. MHS’s No. 1 seed, Lisa Uecker, went 3-0 on the day.


10 years ago: August 31, 2006 – Former East Union High football coach Jim Brown became emotional before a packed Dalben Center crowd during the dedication of the Jim C. Brown Fitness Center on the EU campus last Saturday.

Nicole Vann and Mona Ballager each reeled off three straight victories as Sierra High took an 8-5 tennis win over visiting West High on Wednesday. Stephanie Teunissen-Nyla Cartago also posted a sweep in doubles in the school’s tennis opener.

Krysta Clark was the medalist in East Union High’s 240-354 golf win over Manteca High Wednesday at Manteca Park Golf Course. Clark carded an impressive one-over-par 37 to lead the Lancer win. Kaylee Joaquin led the Lady Buffs with a 66. EU is now 4-0 on the young season, while the Buffaloes are 1-1 in league.

Brian Pires found the back of the net twice and four different players scored in Sierra High’s 5-2 victory over visiting St. Mary’s High on Wednesday. Alejandro Sanchez, Craig Casity and Cedrick Kenefack also notched scores for the Timberwolves.

East Union High dropped a 3-1 decision to host Johansen High in volleyball action on Wednesday. The visiting Lancers won the first game 25-21, but dropped the next three by scores of 15-25, 16-25 and 17-25 to fall to1-1 in non league play. Megan Spinks doled out 13 kills to go with two blocks, 11 service points and two aces. Setter Kim Brooks added 12 assists, seven points, two aces and a pair of blocks. Stephanie Swift added nine digs.

On the strength of big hitter Sarah Corbett, Sierra High’s volleyball team blanked host Livingston High 25-20, 25-18, 25-12 yesterday. Corbett finished with a team-high four kills, one block and two service points.

With its singles players sweeping their opponents, the Manteca High tennis team took a 12-3 win over Downey High in non-league action on Tuesday. The singles stars were Ludecia Nunis, Alexa Paiva and Isha Avalos.

In Oakdale, the Sierra High golf team got off to a preferable start during Tuesday‘s Valley Oak League opener at the Oakdale Country Club. Julie Shutler took medalist honors with a 44 as she helped lift the T’wolves to a 262-320 victory over host Oakdale High.

Manteca High scored five times during a 2-minute span and out-shot Ripon High 14-6 in the second half to put the Indians away for good in an 8-1 soccer blowout Monday in Ripon. Jorge Belmonte led the Buffalo scoring parade with three goals, while Antonio Arroyo, Pedro Cruz, Mustafa Aniss, Tim Coleman and Jesus Perez each added a score.