10 years ago: November 15, 2006 – Sierra High co-head soccer coaches Jose Montes and Joe Pires were named Co-coaches of the Year after leading the Timberwolves (15-4-3) to their first Valley Oak League championship since 1999. Sierra’s Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV playoff run ended in a championship match Saturday at Lincoln High in Stockton, where Lincoln High of Placer County defeated the T’wolves 1-0 in overtime. Sierra had a district-high five players earn first-team recognition. Ricky Victor, the VOL-best scorer with 16 goals, was joined by Alejandro Sanchez, Bryan Pires, Darnell Simmons and Jimmy Lacy. Manteca High had Jorge Belmonte, Pedro Cruz and Oscar Paredes chosen to the all-league squad. East Union High had Chris Gonzalez named to the team.
Melanie Promes of the Manteca High volleyball team earned MVP Hitter honors on the all-VOL team, which was officially released on Monday. Local athletes also named to the team included Alex Gonzalez from MHS and Sarah Corbett of Sierra High.
10 years ago: November 8, 2006 – Manteca High traveled to Rio Americano High in Sacramento last night and dropped a 14-25, 21-25, 21-25 match to the hosts in the opening round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III volleyball playoffs. Coach Tim Horning’s Buffaloes (20-15) were led in the loss by the play of Melanie Promes, who had six kills, two blocks and three aces.
Sierra High’s volleyball team ran into the defending State Division II champs, St. Francis High, in the opening round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division II playoffs in Sacramento Tuesday. The result was a 16-25, 18-25, 11-25 defeat. The Timberwolves’ Sarah Corbett did tally six kills, one dig, a few blocks and two service points for her team. SHS finishes the season with a 14-7 record.
The Valley Oak League soccer champion Sierra High squad easily dispatched El Dorado High of Placerville 5-2 to open the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV playoffs Tuesday at Teicheira Memorial Stadium. It marked the first time the Sierra boys’ program has made it past the first round. Ricky Victor scored the final three goals in the match as SHS tallied the victory. Alejandro Sanchez and Cedric Kenefack netted the other scores.
Manteca High’s hopes of a soccer win in the first round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV playoffs were deflate d as Rio Linda High nailed a 1-0 overtime win over the Buffaloes yesterday in Sacramento.
The two-time defending VOL champion East Union High girls’ cross-country team made its first step toward accomplishing its ultimate goal of making the state meet Saturday at the Sac-Joaquin Sub-section meet in Angels Camp. Led by Kristina Hammarstrom’s 10th place finish (12th overall), the Lancers took fourth as a team at the Calaveras County Fairgrounds. Her time was 20:42. Amanda Duenes and Kristine Kaneichi also qualified for the Section meet. The Sierra High boys’ squad will be represented at the Section meet by Palmer Thiele and Chris Choate.
The all-VOL tennis team will consist of a number of Manteca area players. Three East Union High athlete s were selected as singles players: Desiree Haroldsen, Anjelica Gonzales and Amanda Baker were named. Sierra High’s doubles teams of Stephanie Teunissen-Nyka Cartago and Raeanne Quaresma-Haley Hammarstrom were among the honorees.