10 years ago: October 21, 2006 – On his 17th birthday Friday, just two days after he was crowned the school’s Homecoming King, Andre Patterson and his Manteca High football team defeated Oakdale High 17-7 at Guss Schmiedt Field. Patterson ended up with 94 yards rushing. Ruben Cedano passed for a 73-yard TD to Adam Crawford and to Michael Barber for a 26-yard score. Adrian Fuentes kicked a 23-yard field goal. Cedano completed 9-of-18 passing for 247 yards and the two touchdowns. it was the 40th win for fifth- year coach Eric Reis.
Junior kicker Mario Lopez drilled a 21-yard field goal through the uprights to give Sierra High a 30-27 overtime victory over host Ceres high in a VOL contest Friday night. Corey Mootz ran for 152 yards and two touchdowns, while Rueben Silva caught an 18-yard scoring pass from Nick Serrano.
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20 years ago: October 19, 1996 – Ara Kimbrough scored a pair of touchdowns on runs of 10 yards and a yard as Manteca High defeated Sierra High 21-12 last night in VOL football action at Guss Schmiedt Field. Jon Martin ran 32 yards for the final Buffalo score in the last period. Jorge Cedano kicked all three extra points. For Coach Greg Leland’s Timberwolves, Preston Pate had a five-yard TD run, while leading T’wolf rusher Henry Turner also scored on a five-yard run. SHS quarterback John Thomson completed 10 passes for 120 yards.
The East Union High volleyball team beat Los Banos High 15-4, 15-3, 15-9 Wednesday. Harmony Flores served for 13 points, with three aces. Jessie Hardcastle led the team with eight kills. The Lady Lancers are now 9-1 in league play.
Behind the efforts of Emily Wofford and Audrey Jackson, Manteca High swept to a 15-0, 15-12, 15-8 volleyball victory over Sierra High. Wofford had 12 kills and Jackson had nine more for the Lady Buffs. The Lady T-wolves (4-11) never really got untracked. Kristen Monroy had four kills and a block to lead SHS.
The Sierra High soccer team had its way with winless Manteca High 8-0 Thursday in VOL action. Jim Duran scored three goals for Coach Tony Valtierra’s T’wolves and had two assists. Augie Rossi and Nick Glogovac each scored twice, while Aaron Gonzales rounded out the SHS scoring. The Buffaloes didn’t even get a shot on goal.
The Sierra High tennis team won its fifth match of the season, beating Tracy High 8-7 at home. Juliet Cruz won two games in singles play, while the doubles team of Jill McKiel-Valerie Mercier also took a pair of games for the Lady T’wolves.
30 years ago: October 22, 1986 – East Union High’s tennis team topped Oakdale High 8.5-6.5. Marlene Murphy took three wins to lead the Lady Lancers.
Manteca High’s tennis team was dealt a 9-6 setback by Oakdale High Tuesday afternoon.
Manteca High sewed up the VOL title in cross-country Tuesday against Ceres High and East Union High, two teams that had just one full unit between them at Caswell State Park.
“Playing just well enough to win,” according to Coach Lindsay Munoz, Manteca High downed Ceres High 15-8, 14-16, 15-4, 15-4 Tuesday night in VOL volleyball action. Amy DeJong had probably her best night ever and teammate Jill Gleaves had eight service points and played a great back row.
Sacramento High, despite a great second-half effort, could never answer with a knockout shot and Manteca High enjoyed a 31-21 non-league football victory Thursday night over the Dragons at Guss Schmiedt Field. Kenny Wade scored three touchdowns for the Buffaloes and caught five passes from quarterback Kevin Wentworth. Wentworth completed 13 of 18 passes for 184 yards. Junior Ricky Ochoa gained 86 rushing yards and caught a six-yard scoring strike from Wentworth. Melvin Armstrong kicked a 34-yard field goal for the locals.
Coach Jim Brown of East Union High found his team on the downswing Friday night, losing to Los Banos High. EU, which drops to 2-5 overall, made it easy for the Tigers by committing five turnovers in the game. Lancer quarterback Mike Boyd fired a 15-yard TD pass to Alex Landeros eight minutes into the Homecoming game. Jesse Sandoval kicked the extra point. Chris Padilla scored the other EU touchdown with just over five minutes left in the game from eight yards out.
Before a smallish crowd at Winter Gym, East Union High remained undefeated in the VOL and handed Manteca High a loss with an 8-15, 15-9, 15-12, 15-13 volleyball triumph. For the Lady Lancers, Kelli Horton finished with six kills, three blocks and a dink, while Tracy Lee had nine points and Karen Elliott, ten. For MHS, Tracy Cantrell had six kills, with 12 service points coming from Amy DeJong.
40 years ago: October 20, 1976 – The hopes of Manteca High to claim at least a piece of the VOL title this year were kept alive Friday night. The Buffaloes pulled off a must-win victory over Ceres High, 31-12. Junior halfback Brad Steele scored on runs of 23 and 19 yards. Steve Collins tallied another from a yard out and Don Silva picked up a blocked Ceres punt on the Bulldog 18 and ran it over. Jeff Silveira kicked an extra point.
The magic of an undefeated slate was knocked out of East Union High Friday night when Oakdale High dealt the Lancers a 19-13 VOL defeat. Quarterback Jeff Von Essen ran 37 yards for the first Lancer touchdown and later threw a 43-yard TD pass to Tim Ramil. It was Von Essen’s only completion of the game out of 18 attempts. Steve Snyder kicked the extra point.
The Manteca High tennis team beat Los Banos High 3-2. Singles player Pam Henderson was a winner as were Bernadette Morales-Esther Valdez and Gabrielle Scheinuck-Brenda Handy in doubles.
60 years ago: October 25, 1956 – Manteca High kept the ball rolling for the Valley Oak League championship as they trimmed Livingston High 14 to 6 in their second league game. The Buffaloes’ big ground gainer last Friday night was halfback Jim Mayfield, who consumed 104 yards while carrying ball 19 times and scoring both touchdowns. He also ran for one conversion.
80 years ago: October 22, 1936 – Unleashing a last-quarter passing attack that netted two touchdowns in seven minute s of play, Ceres High, coached by W. W. Anderson, outscored Manteca High’s fighting Buffaloes 19 to 12 in one of the most thrilling games ever seen at Pennebaker Field. The Buffaloes got on the scoreboard late in the third period when Al Phillips, fullback, carried ball to the payoff. The new scoreboard at the end of Pennebaker Field showed a tie of six-all. On the second play after recovering a Ceres fumble at the Bulldog 23, Buffalo blockers sent Jim Connors the required distance for the score, standing up.
90 years ago: October 21, 1926 – Meeting one of the best teams in the Mother Lode section, the Green and White football team of Manteca High went down to defeat last Friday. Sonora High conquered the practice game with a score of 13 to 0. In the first quarter, fine line plunging brought the ball down the field for Manteca, and then Eddie Forsell tossed a beautiful pass clear over the goal line and Emil Theiler snared it, but the hopes of the Green and White were short-lived as Pete Lenz, the referee, called the play off because the Manteca backfield was in motion.