1920

Students come from as far North as Felton and South to Aptos, plus East into the Santa Cruz mountains. Making SCHS the largest high school, at this time, on the Central Coast.

WATER STREET PARK

was the first park for sports. It was in the area which is now the site of Water Street Medical Center. In its prime it was probably the best equipped park of all the old facilities. It had full seating and lights with a locker room and showers under the bleachers.

Back in the 1920’s the San Francisco Seals and the Seattle Rainers of the Pacific Coast league, which was the West Coast equivalent of the Major leagues wanted to find two cities, one for each of the teams to train at and then play exhibition games for Spring training. Santa Cruz, Monterey and Hollister were in the running to see who could have the best field and the most enticing amenities for them to come.

Santa Cruz had reputation of being a good sports town. It had a team, the Padres, playing in what was called the State League, involving teams as far away as Stockton. Each small town around Santa Cruz had their own team as well as some companies or groups. Plus Santa Cruz had more than one team for locals to play on. The seasons lasted into October just like the World Series does now. .

Seattle trained and played games here, at least for a while. They traveled to the city of the other team to play as well as playing against local or out of town teams. In the write ups of SCHS records on this web site, it mentions local players did sign pro contracts. Earlier players had responsibilities at home and were not able to accept college scholarships or pro contracts.

Once the Rainers stopped training here, the economic benefits of maintaining the Park were gone and the park was not kept up. It was a shame because it was a great park and place to play. It finally became run down and had to be torn down.

When listing the scores of games, the opponent will be listed, then the SCHS score followed by the opponent score.

BASKETBALL GIRLS

went 3-0 in games with league schools: Salinas 26-17, Gilroy 29-2 and King City 30-29. Against San Jose, SC won one and lost one (18-22 and 21-9) for a 4-1 record. Some times the girls play as a preliminary game to the boys.

Team members: Did Faraola, Marjorie Houck, Louise Reukema, Anna Wright, Fern Morrison, Allice Parker, Rose Schlet, Doris Seeley and Vera Jensen.

BASKETBALL BOYS UNDEFEATED LEAGUE CHAMPIONS

Hollister and Gonzales came into the league for basketball. Practice game: Campbell 54-33. League: Salinas 46-30, Watsonville 43-22, Gonzales 61-20, Pacific Grove 58-22, King City 43-12, Monterey 27-17, Hollister 52-7. League Champions 7-0 Overall 8-0
The team was undefeated for the season going 7-0 in league for the championship and winning a practice game for a season record of 8-0. They did play the U of California frosh and lost 40-51, but do not count it on the records as it was not a high school team. It was a good game against older boys.

The team members were Harold Van Gorder, Henry Leibbrandt, Lantange, Bibbins Jack Costell, Bill Organ, Butch Watson, Ahlstram, Sid Huffman, L Royse, Wolfe and Jenne.

The Armory burned down with all the uniforms at the end of the season. It started a campaign of “We want a gym”.

A Stall by keeping the ball in the back court was called the horse shoe game. Later the ten second rule came into affect. The ball had to be over the half court line in ten seconds or the team would lose the ball.

TRACK

Hollister first, Santa Cruz second

On May first about 200 students went to Salinas to witness the biggest athletic event of the year. For the third time in sixteen years SC has been deprived of first place and forced to be content with second place to first place Hollister.

Watson was the high point man taking first in both the high and low hurdles, plus the broad jump for a total of 15 points.

Freshman Ray Kirby was next taking second in both the mile and half mile scoring 6 points.
Hunter took second In the 100, third in the 440 and ran a relay lap to score 5 points.

Others placing were Royse third in the broad jump and tied for second in the high jump. Meadows a second in the high hurdles; Bibbins third in discus; Thurston tied for third in low hurdles; mile relay runners Hunter, Ebert, Paine, Costella, Steele and McAffee won for a total of 6 points. Each runner earning a point. Other participants: G Hammer, Wolfe, Miller and Porter

TENNIS GIRLS

singles, Ivy Inman and Alice Bond; doubles, Evelyn Bettencourt and Caire Terra.

TENNIS BOYS

The SC boys won the doubles match, but lost to Pacific Grove in the CCAL meet. Players at the CCAL meet. For singles, Hobart Harvey and Kenneth Trefts; for doubles, Earl Hunter and Paul Leibbrandt


1921

Planning for Memorial Field and all athletic facilities was started with the hopes that they would be use not only by the high school, but the whole community. Community groups, individuals and students went to work. Fund raisers, donations, work groups, etc got busy. Teachers worked on the stands, students worked on additions to the gym, dug ditches for the sprinkler system, laid pipe, girls honor donated to the new turf, etc. None of the money came from district funds, just as athletic equipment must come out of student body card funds. Later the class of 1926 donated the money for the Memorial field gate,The field is named Memorial Field in the name of 11 former SCHS students, women and men, who lost their lives while in the military. At the dedication of the field on May 16, 1925, eleven black Walnut trees were planted along the street side of field. Even though much more needs to be done to complete the Community Athletic and Recreation Center it was a festive time and up lifting to all who participated.

The first unit to come was the gym then the football field, oval track and baseball field,

This school year started playing American football for first time in 15 years.

The league was granted membership in the CIF, which allowed the league to send championship teams to playoffs with other Northern California teams for the Northern California championships. Southern California and San Diego did not have playoffs.

The opponent will be listed, then the SCHS score followed by the opponent score.

FOOTBALL

went 2-2 for second place. Winning the first two Hollister 7-0 and Pacific Grove 39-13. Lost to league champs Salinas 6-40 and Watsonville 0-9. Salinas went on to beat Mountain View 71-0 with hopes of playing Sacramento in the State championship.

Team members: ends, Warren Thurston, Gus Van Gorder and Jack Costello; tackles, Guy Bibbins, Carlyle Blodgett, Donald Lentz and Clark Bachalder; guards, Virgil Marcy, O’Mera and Gordon Cleveland; center Leo Harris; QB Langtange; halfbacks Jack Saunders and Bill Organ; fullback Ray Kirby. Others Halterman, McKay and O’Neil.

BASKETBALL BOYS

practice games: San Jose 23-18, 27-30. League: Watsonville 24-20, Hollister 56-27, Watsonville 26-12, Salinas 18-23, King City 28-17 in O.T., Pacific Grove 37-18, League 5-1, second place. the only league lost came from Champion Salinas. Season record 6-2.

The team members are forwards, Guy Bibbins and Jack Costella; center, Harold Van Gorder; guards, Bill Organ and Arthur Jenne. Subs: Joe Langtagne, Les Harris, George Dakan, Jack Saunders, Ed Frank, Bachelor and Cleveland.

BASKETBALL GIRLS

record 1-4. Gilroy 32-34, Monterey 17-25, King City 16-21, Salinas 10-9 and Watsonville 13-18. League and season record 1-4.

Team members: guards, Gladys Cleveland, Isabel Kelly, Ella Poole; centers, Louise Reukema, Beulah Myers and Did Faraola; forwards, Vera Jansen, Dorotha Ebert and Zoe Cardiff.

BASEBALL CHAMPIONS

League: Salinas 10-14, 13-9; Pacific Grove 17-6, 15-1; Watsonville 6-3, 11-3 League Champions 5-1.

The team: Shorty Thusrston 2B; Jack Costella P; George Layman C; Harvey Western 3B; Earl Tanbara SS; Joe Langtagne and Hamilton Hagestad 1B; George Warrenburg LF; Joe Harvey CF; Ray Kirby RF; Carence Royce and Kid Bodgett OF.

TRACK BOYS

at CCAL meet Salinas 59, Hollister 42, SC 40, Watsonville 17.

Ray Kirby was first in the 880 and third in the mile. Ebert took second in the 100 and 200.
Gus Van Gorder first in high jump and third in 440. Thurston first in 120 high hurdles and second in 220 low hurdles. Other members: Guy Bibbins, John Costella, Carlyle Bodgett, George Dakan, Eddie Frank, Leo Harris and Joe Langtagne.

In lightweights McHugh was second in the 220 low hurdles and third in 50 yard dash.

TRACK GIRLS

came in second at the CCAL meet.
Anna Ebert a freshman, was SC’s high point getter with 10 points.
Eva Sadler was first in the shot put and second in the javelin.
Cedola Parrish took second in the 60 yard dash and ran in the second place relay.
Others who scored were Thelma Witney, Winnie Day and Ruth Googins.

TENNIS

both boys and girls were CCAL champs. The teams won all their matches except the girl’s doubles at the CCAL meet.

Girls singles winners Ivy Inman and Alice Bond. Doubles Evelyn Bettencourt and Claire Terra. Other members: Anna Ebert, F Watson, M Collins and E Poole

Boys members for championship play: H Harvey, J Petty, E Tanbara and J Hoff. Other members Hunter, Leibbrandt, Trifts, Miller, McPherson and Royse.


1922

“B” leagues for all sports or differently for different sport, or all schools in the same league. This year it is two leagues with the “A” league consisting of SC, Watsonville, Hollister and Salinas. The “B” league of Monterey, Pacific Grove, Gonzales and King City.Terms the Trident uses for the different schools: Hollister the prune pickers or haybalers; Salinas spud diggers or spud city; Watsonville apple pickers, apple juicers, cider city or apple city boys; San Jose canners, the Garden City Boys or the Burbankers.

The CCAL went to A and B leagues this year. A league is Watsonville, Santa Cruz, Hollister and Salinas. B league is Pacific Grove, Monterey, Gonzales and King City.

Basketball games will be played at the Casino instead of the Armory this year.

(As a reason to call all tied for first place teams, co-champions even if there was a playoff game played was the statement made in 1950, when the Salinas and Watsonville basketball teams had a playoff, not to see who was champion, but to see who would get the right to go to the Tournament of Champions At UC Berkeley. The same thing applies this year as the winner got to go to the NCS playoffs.)

FOOTBALL

practice games: Pacific Grove 39-6, San Mateo 13-0, San Jose 16-2, Lick of San Francisco 7-13. “A” League games: Watsonville 44-6, Hollister 21-9, Salinas 2-7 A League record 2-1, second. Overall 5-2

Team members: ends: Frost, Royse and O’Neil; tackles; Johnson and Cleveland; guards: Crews, Caldwell and Valine; center: Hill; backfield: Ray Kirby, Leo Harris, Joe Langtagne and Saunders.

In the league, Watsonville and Hollister have organized 130 pound teams. Most of the players have been on the second team. These 130 pound teams will play the preliminary game to the heavyweights.

At a special meeting the student commission decided that the student body should buy 15 sweaters, 15 pairs of sox, 6 pairs of pants and 7 shoulder pads for use of the football team.

The track barn facilities are inadequate. Two showers for the use of 30 boys, clothes hooks are few and no one dares put his clothes into the dusty lockers. The atmosphere of the track barn is damp as the water from the showers is slow to drain off.
Article in the Trident dated 10/26/21. The Board of Education gave the okay to rebuild the track barn into sunny sanitary training quarters with 30 steel lockers, a cement floor and six showers. A door in this 24×30 foot dressing room will open into a new 35×40 foot P.E. room with 300 new steel lockers.

Before the next Trident is published our new track barn under contract to George Reid and Son will be finished. The manual training classes tore down the old building. Our own mechanical drawing department drew the plans. The farm mechanics laid the foundations. The contractors finished the job. Our papas and mamas indirectly paid the bill. Now we have excellent training quarters. We appreciate them and we are thankful.

GIRL’S ATHLETICS

Each year, girls’ athletics have enlarged their field and taken a more prominent place in the school. This year girls are recognized by the Constitution to be on an equal basis with boys’ athletics.

Not only are more sports being added each year, but an increasingly large number of girls have taken an interest and “gone out for a team”.

Last year the girls put out basketball, tennis and track teams, which although they did not all gain high honors were very successful from an athletic viewpoint.

This season hockey was added to the list although not interscholastically.

The girls’ basketball season has just opened. They won their first game from Gilroy by the overwhelming score of 46-12. Will the scores read that way throughout the season? The answer depends largely on you, students. Will you back the girls’ teams giving them your support as you ought to do or will you sniff and be indifferent? It is a very difficult thing for a team to win a game without confidence and you can give them that confidence.

BASKETBALL BOYS

Hollister 19-22, 28-13; Watsonville 22-14, 22-13; Salinas 29-14. League Champions 4-1. Playoff game with Monterey (B League) to see who goes to NCS playoffs was lost 14-22 Overall record 4-2.

The home games were played at the Casino courts at the boardwalk.

Players Joe Langtagne, Manildi, Royse. Leo Harris, Don Frost, Tony Valine, Carney, Riskin, O’Mera

During a basketball game with Watsonville the SC team was winning. The crowd began to cheer boisterously. The noise from the Watsonville side of the house was incomparably louder than that of their guests. As a result of this inconsiderate yelling while Joe Langtagne was shooting a foul, the referee permitted him to continue shooting until he rung the basket.

The limited team members were: Ingols, Martin, Mellot, Frost, Hill and Organ

The LIMITED (Lightweights) team lost to Watsonville 13-17. “ Playing on a canvas covered cheese-box court on Friday the 13th proved to be a jinx for Santa Cruz“ a quote from the Trident

BASEBALL

King City, Monterey, Watsonville scores not available, but were wins. Hollister 2-21, Salinas 14-16 Co-Champions with Salinas with a 3-2 league record. Lost tie breaker to Salinas 6-9

Team members: Martin C; Warrenburg P/OF; Hagestad 1B; Earnst 2B; Manilde 3B; Rispin SS; Royce P/CF; Trucco LF; Millot RF; Leo Harris LF; Young RF.

TRACK

scores at CCAL meet: Salinas 64, Santa Cruz 45, Hollister 43, Watsonville 11. At the NCS meet Hollister had 18 points and Santa Cruz 6 points

The 1320 yard relay team broke the league record. Each man runs 220 yards. Members: Valine, Langtage, Rispin, Frost, McHugh and Hill. Other first place finishers: McHugh 100 and 220. Carney in javelin.

Second place finishers: Kilford, mile. Frost, 220 low hurdles. Royse, pole vault. Rispin, 440.

Third place finishers: Leo Harris, 880. Rutherford, high jump. Hill, 50 yard dash. Cleveland, shot put.

Only lightweight in top three places was Meehan, third in shot put.

At NCS the 880 relay team took third with each man running 220 yards was Valine, Rispin, McHugh and Langtagne.

Valine took third in the shot put. Fourth place finishers were Rutherford in the high jump and Kilfoyle in mile. Giving SC 6 points for NCS

TENNIS

both boys and girls won CCAL. The girls played at the Casa Del Rey courts and the boys at the high school

Girls team members: singles, Anna Ebert and Agnes Stoodley. Doubles, Isabel Brooks and Marion Manning.

Boys team members: singles, Jack Petty and Paul Fairchild. Doubles, Turk Wise and Jack Petty.

INDIVIDUALS

1922 Leo Harris best defensive back in the league. Played at Stanford and lettered in 1925 and 1926,where he was an all coast tackle. He also played for the Santa Cruz Legion team, like a semi pro team, against the other Legion and military team in the area. After Stanford went on to coach at Fresno High for 5 years where he built up two power houses in football and basketball. In football made the Valley section finals three times. Winning once from Taft and losing twice to Bakersfield, the oil town and perennial champs. In basketball won the league title all five years and winning two Valley Section titles. A promotion to Fresno State as frosh football coach and head basketball coach. Item in the Sentinel of 1934, Leo Harris brings his Fresno State team, , to practice at Pasatiempo golf course. He was Athletic Director at U of Oregon for 25 years. Also a member of the NCAA rules committee for football.

Raymond Kirby fastest back an all around football player in the league. Played baseball for SCHS and one of the local semi pro teams while still in high school. An article in the Sentinel remarked that a couple of hot shots to the hot corner gave the young third baseman some trouble. He had three sons who were top athletes at SCHS. Rich who led the football team in scoring in 1948 plus pitching. Bill ALL CCAL lineman 1n 1950 and also played baseball as a pitcher and fielder. The youngest John played football, basketball and baseball making ALL CCAL in all of them.

Tony “Duke” Valine tackle in football. Tony a good all round athlete took third in the discus and shot at the Northern Cal track meet. Tony went to star at Santa Clara University from 1925 to 1928 earning ALL COAST and ALL AMERICAN honors. Later he became the Director of Civil Defense.


1923

At last Santa Cruz Hi is to have a gym–the building for which she has hoped and worked so long and so enthusiastically. Carpenters are now working on the building, which is on the site of the old track barn. The work will probably be completed in a month or two.

One of the most appealing features of the gym is a large indoor basketball court with a seating capacity of over seven hundred. Goodbye to the old Casino court!

Many new showers are to be put in for the boys, and there will be twice as much locker and dressing room. The girls will have several showers and individual dressing rooms.
he class of 1923 decided to have a pictorial review in place of a traditional yearbook. To spend the money saved on a Memorial Gate at the entrance of Memorial Park.

Much was done toward discouraging the old ideas of class antagonism, which is a big step in the right direction. No more hazing.

FOOTBALL

practice games: Mountain View 13-12, San Jose 7-0, Oakland 13-13. Practice record 2-0-1. League: Watsonville 14-0, Hollister 14-0 Salinas 7-10 League 2-1, second. Season record 4-1-1.

Team members: center, J. Hill ; guards Grover Crews and Armstrong; tackles, Pitzer, Cooper and Young; ends Dan Frost, Royse and Caldwell; backfield, captain Cleaveland, Tony Valine, Ingols and quarterback, Manildi. Subs O’Crews, L. Darcy, B. Darcy, Mulloy and Grover.

GIRLS BASKETBALL UNDEFEATED CHAMPIONS

won the CCAL title easily. Games: Salinas 7-4, Gilroy 27-12, Watsonville 13-3, Hollister 18-5 and Pacific Grove 7-6 to win the cup. Season record 5-0. Team Members Fowler, Day, Gregory, Keller, Ebert, Prentice and Myers.

BOYS BASKETBALL

Hollister 26-15, 29-15; Watsonville 10-23, 11-25; Salinas 19-14, 21-7. League and season 4-2 for second place.

Team members: forwards, Oreal Beasley and Manildi; centers, Valine or Dorcey; guards, Royse and Armstrong. Subs Rutherford and Hovey.

Limiteds (lightweights) Co Champs with Watsonville with 4-1 records. SC beat Watsonville in the playoffs 27-17. Team members: starters: Sinnott, Hill, Bly, Pera and Manildi. Subs Frost, Pracht Thornton, Means and Dorcy.

BASEBALL GIRLS

won the “cup” undefeated in six games: Watsonville 13-8, Hollister 18-5, San Jose 17-14, Pacific Grove 7-6, Salinas 7-4 and Gilroy 27-12.

Team line up: G. Izant C; B. Meyers P; V. Prentice SS, .E Sadler 1B; A .Ebert 2B; W. Day 3B; D. Fowler RF; J. Jones CF; N. Rice LF. Subs H. Martin, M. Howland and M. Martin.

BASEBALL BOYS

practice games: Los Gatos 10-8, San Jose 2-3. League: Salinas 6-7, 4-3; Hollister 4-3, 10-6; Watsonville 0-3, 4-1. League record 4-2 for second place. Overall 5-3

Team members: Hooey P; Andrews C; Manildi 2B; Valine 1B; Beasley 3B;
Captain Leo Harris LF; Mellott CF; Young RF; Royse P/OF; Houghton SS; Ingols OF

TRACK BOYS

CCAL CHAMPIONS Santa Cruz 103, Salinas 76, Watsonville 29, Hollister 26.

In dual meets against top teams in the section Santa Cruz won them all: Alameda 80-68, San Jose 80-68, Berkeley 78-71

CCAL First place finishers: Kilfoyle, mile and 880. Royse, pole vault and broad jump. Rutherford, high jump. Borradori, shot put. L Dorcy, 440.

Second place finishers: Relay team of Valine, Whaley, Stevens and Smith. Bly, 120 high hurdles. Whaley, 100 dash and relay. Valine, discus and relay.

Third place finishers: Smith, 220 and second place relay. John Caldwell, javelin. Manildi, shot put. Other team members: Jordan, 220; Sinnott, field; Jay Hill and Mason, 220 low hurdles; Moore and Burke, distance men.

CCAL lightweights: Captain T Hill was first in the 50 yard dash.

The scoring for the top five teams at Pacific Grove 20, Berkeley and Salinas tied with 17, Santa Cruz 16, San Jose 15. fourth place finish.

At the NCS meet John Caldwell set a new record of 152’3” in the javelin. Royse tied for first in the pole vault, Rutherford was third in pole vault and Kilfoyle was third in the mile. The
relay team of Valine, Whaley, Stevens and Smith took fourth.


1924

In the early twenties the school and community worked to make the school field, the lower field area, which is now the area covered by the football and softball fields, a Community Park. It would be called Memorial Park in honor of the eleven former students from SCHS who died during World War I. The area where the girls junior varsity field is now was the baseball field. Also in the area abutting Laurel street a girls field was put in.

When the configuration of the area was changed later, it took its present name Memorial Field still in honor the same eleven, who gave up their lives in World War II. All their names are inscribed on the wall of the entrance way into the main building.

In the mid forties city A league softball was played on the present football field while the rest of the leagues games were played at De Laveaga Park. Home plate was on the street side of the field facing Laurel street. As a fund raiser, Donkey softball was played periodically. A player after hitting the ball, had to pull the donkeys around the bases. One of the players had an easier time moving the donkeys, since he worked with the mule pack in the Army.

Organizations would use the field for different activities. One of the groups, the Portuguese Association held their Festia and had great fire works for July 4TH.

Article in the January 25th 1924 Trident titled “Four Years Ago Today” states that the petition for building a High School Gymnasium was given to the Board of Education. Santa Cruz High won the C.C.A.L. basketball championship by defeating Hollister 52-9. This looks like a good omen.

A series of films were shown under the direction of the Junior Class for the purpose of raising money for the Junior Prom. The Armory burned and with it everything the high school and basketball squad owned in the way of athletic equipment.

At last Santa Cruz Hi is to have a gym–the building for which she has hoped and worked so long and so enthusiastically. Carpenters are now working on the building, which is on the site of the old track barn. The work will probably be completed in a month or two.

One of the most appealing features of the gym is a large indoor basketball court with a seating capacity of over seven hundred. Goodbye to the Armory and the old Casino court!

Many new showers are to be put in for the boys, and there will be twice as much locker and dressing room. The girls will have several showers and individual dressing rooms.

One part of the new equipment being bought will be a cage ball, with which many games can be played, it was used in many of the army camps during the war. Now that we will be having a real gym, we can do better work both in physical education and in athletics.

The CCAL has been divided up into “A” and “B” leagues for all sports or differently for different sport, or all schools in the same league. This year it is two leagues with the “A” league consisting of SC, Watsonville, Hollister and Salinas. The “B” league of Monterey, Pacific Grove, Gonzales and King City.

Much was done toward discouraging the old ideas of class antagonism, which is a big step in the right direction. No more hazing.

Coaches: Eakin, football; Damkroger, basketball; CE “Doc” Fehliman, baseball; Stevens, tennis. Track had multiple coaches headed by principal G.A. Bond with assistants Eakin, Damkroger and Paul Levy.

FOOTBALL CO-CHAMPIONS WITH HOLLISTER. A FIRST FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP FOR SANTA CRUZ. THIS HAS NOT BEEN MENTIONED IN MOST WRITE UPS

Practice games: Lowell SF 0-12, Oakland 13-13, Santa Clara 3-27. Practice record 0-2-1. League: Hollister 7-6, Salinas 14-6, Watsonville 7-13. Santa Cruz and Hollister were Co-Champions with 2-1 records.

Two play off games were played with both ending in tie scores 3-3 and 0-0. Time ran out to play another game as the NCS playoffs were scheduled for the next week. To come up with CCAL team to enter, a flip of a coin was won by Hollister, who went on to lose to Lick Willmering of San Francisco.. This gave the Cards an overall record 2-3-3.

Starting football team: ends, Tom Hill and Kermit Michael; tackles, Gary Anderson, Don Nason, Rutherford De Witt, Caldwell and Ernest Piere; guards, Wright, Orein Crews, Don Mc Hugh; center, Jack Hill; quarterback, Dan Frost; halfbacks, Duke Valine, third year, Ali Rice, Jack Manildi and Loren Ingols; fullback Ray Carney. Others: Earl Handley and Tom Stevens. After the Hollister game the girls league serve a delightful luncheon for the SC boys.

LIGHTWEIGHT FOOTBALL

had no scores or information other the names of the starters. Lightweight starters: ends. Stagnaro and Hargraves; tackles, Tom Stevens and Tibbitt; guards, Bront and Lester; center, Walsh; quarterback, Morton Sinnott; halfbacks, Jim Sinnott and Jenne; fullback, Irlan.

BASKETBALL

practice games: Palo Alto 14-20, Boulder Creek 17-8, Monterey 30-27. Practice record 2-1. League: Watsonville 10-12, 16-14; Salinas 17-9, 17-20; Hollister 19-16, 18-7. League 4-2, second place. Season 6-3. Watsonville won both the varsity and lightweight titles.

Watsonville plays at their civic auditorium, which uses canvas over their wood floor to save it for dances. It creates a very slippery surface. Watsonville varsity beat Pacific Grove 12-5 to go to NCS. The lightweights just switched it around with PG going to NCS.

Team members: forwards, Captain Manildi and Tex Beasley who had 10 and 7 points between them for all the scoring in the final game of the season against Watsonville. Centers, Shebley and Rutherford; guards Valine, Rice and Frost.

BASKETBALL

Lightweight Practice scores: Monterey 20-5 and Palo Alto 8-5. Practice record 2-0. League: Hollister 20-7, 10-8; Watsonville 10-6, 7-14; Salinas 9-9 and 6-12. League record 3-2-1 for second place. Season 5-2-1. Watsonville won league, but lost in the playoffs against B league champ Pacific Grove.

Lightweight players: forwards, Al White and Choisser; center Chilton Jones;
Guards, Stagnaro, Hagested and Handley also a center. Subs Linstedt, Hagestead, Helms, Walsh, Ireland and Radovich.

BASEBALL CCAL CHAMPS

Practice games: San Jose 3-2, Poly S F 4-0, Palo Alto 4-1 Campbell 2-7, Monterey 18-0. Practice record 4-1. League: Hollister 4-3, Watsonville 4-2, Monterey 19-0 League record 3-0, Champions. NCS Play: Lick of San Francixco 5-0, Berkeley 5-7 in finals. Season Record 8-2

Doc Fehliman in his first year as head baseball coach, he had been a assistant had the most successful of seasons going to the finals of NCS against Berkeley.

The final game batting order, player, position and batting average: Choisser SS, 409; Jack Manildi 2B, 360; Hooey P, 440; Duke Valine 1B, 280; Hargraves RF, 411; Costello LF, 250; Beasley 3B, 273; Mellett CF, 200; Andrews C, 074. Subs: Ingols and Frohlich.

The team was 4-1 in practice games and played only a single round in league this year. SC won all three to make the regular season record 7-1. In the first NCS game against Lick of San Francisco it was a 5-0 win with pitcher Hooey striking out 11. He pitched well all season. He and Hargraves both hit over 400 for the season. In the finals Berkeley won 5-7.

Trident 2/24/24. CARDINAL BELLES new girls baseball field. A long sought, much needed addition to girls athletic facilities is being added to Memorial field this week—a new baseball diamond just for the girls. Intensive daily practice for the boys squad will be possible now that the girls field is to be completed.

GCCAL, Girls baseball members: Anna Ebert, Gladys Izant, Lola King, Irma Jones. Gladys Cleveland, Alice Barrowcloough, Alma Boone, Margaret Martin, Marie Howard, Doris Fowler, Juanita Soult, Roberta Johnstone and Grace Whittaker.

The girls lost to Watsonville 6-8. The game with Hollister was called after one inning with the score 4-5, because of rain.

TRACK CCAL CHAMPION

for the 15 time in 20 years. Winners 1904 and 1905. 1906 no meet. Winners in 1907 and from 1909 to 1916. Winners 1918, 1919, 1923 and this year.

The track team was not only first in the CCAL but beat power house teams from Berkeley, Alameda and San Jose in dual meets.

“Dink” Wilzel took first place in tennis at CCAL and NCS .

 


1925

Coaches: Ralph Morrison, football, basketball and track. Verne Culbertson, baseball. Doc Fehliman, assistant in baseball and track; Stevens, tennis; Mrs. McAlpine, swimming.

FOOTBALL

Practice games: St Ignatius 0-7, Centerville 12-0, Monterey 0-12, San Jose 6-9, Mountain View 13-0. Practice record: 2-3. League: Salinas 0-28, Watsonville 12-28, Hollister 20-19 League 1-2 and season 3-5.

Team members with their weights: Ends, Stewart Hadestadt 140; Clyde Adams 149 and Richard Jardin 155; tackles Joe Dien 185, Vic Calhoun, Ed Root and Tom McHugh; guards, Fred Stevens 157; Charles Byram 163; Lyle Ingols 185 and John Costella 155; center, Clarence Hargraves 160 and John Caldwell; quarterback and captain Dan Frost 146; halfbacks, Oral Beasley 140; Jack Sinnott 150; fullback, Allie Rice 145; Vernon Fridley 145; Harvey Moore 153; Elmer Gravelle160; Chilton Jones, Al White, Moody, Ernest Metz 145; Spence Amick 145; Heine and Ferdinand Brandt 145.

SCHS wins the first limited (lightweight) football championship in the CCAL league. No record of the games or scores.

Starters: center, Duncan Heiner 125; guards, R Brant and Clyde Stevenson; tackles, Dien and Campbell; ends, Louis Rittenhouse 130 and Doug Sollars 127; quarterback, O’Connor; halfbacks, Charles Ebert 138 and Earl Handley139; fullback, Mort Sinnott 140. Subs: Kiff, Helm 105, Walter Jenne 127, Joe Walsh 135, George Houck 140, Duncan Heiner 125, Gorman Woody 103 and Le Roy Harrison 125.

BASKETBALL

practice games: Santa Clara 13-12, lost to Campbell, lost to Monterey, Boulder Creek 20-12. Practice record: 2-2. League: Hollister 8-5, 17-22, Watsonville 6-11, 10-13; Salinas 19-10, 7-9. League 2-4. Overall 4-6.

Players: John Caldwell, Dan Frost, Tex Beasley, Clarence Hargraves, Lyle Ingols, Chilton Jones, Morton Sinnott, Anderso, McMurry and Allie Rice.

Watsonville won the A league title and King City the B league title. King City beat Watsonville to go to NCS and won their first game against Palo Alto 30-26 to advance to the finals against Lick of San Francisco there.

Limited Basketball had a 4-2 record in league for second place. With a season record of 4-3.
The top players for the lightweights: captain Joe Walsh, Joe Sollars, Joe Giffra, Iverson, Kaiser and Barrett.

BASEBALL

King City 11-4, Monterey 6-4, Watsonville 3-2, Salinas 6-4, Hollister 7-4. League Champions 5-0. NCS: San Jose 0-12 Overall 5-1

The undefeated CCAL champions for the second consecutive year, went into the NCS playoffs feeling confident, but lost to San Jose by an unexpected 0-12 score. It should not take away from the league success and all the good work of the team during the regular season. All the games were well played.

Clarence Hargraves was the top pitcher in the league winning all five games. He hit clean up and had a .475 batting average. Captain Elbert Andrews, was in his third year as the starting catcher. His defense allowed Clarence to throw all his pitches without worry.

The batting order is listed with name, position and batting average. Starting with lead off batter Tex Beasley 3B, .200; Frost SS, .272; Jack Sinnott 1B, .381; Clarence Hargraves P, .475; Brandt LF, .250; Clyde Adams CF, .212; Iverson RF, .187; Elbert Andrews C, .260; Hagestad 2B,.111. Other players Hedgepeth, Vic Calhoun, Morton Sinnott, James Mann, Cureton and Patterson.

TRACK

took second place in the league. Hollister 128, SCHS 50, Salinas 36, Watsonville 11. Second place finishers were: John Caldwell in the Javelin, Jack Post in the 100, Jack Sinnott in the high hurdles and Ed Root in 880. Sebe Caldwell took a first place finish in the lightweight Javelin.

At NCS the third place finishers were Ed Root 880 and John Caldwell in javelin. John still holds the NCS record of 160 feet he made last year. Webster Benton took fourth in the mile.
At STATE John Caldwell was second in the javelin. Webster Benton took seventh place in the mile.

TENNIS

at league and NCS Hyman “Dink” Wilzel won #1 player honors. In doubles Kenneth Emigh and Ted Strickland won at league, but were eliminated early at NCS. Others who competed in the league matches at Del Monte: Jess Wilson in singles. In doubles Ware and Ben Black

Hyman Witzel made it to the STATE semi-finals at UC Berkeley.

GIRLS TENNIS

GCCAL Girls tennis won the championship over Pacific Grove and Monterey. Bee Crofoot and Gladys Izant won all their matches.

GIRLS BASEBALL

team has kept pace with the boys and have not lost a game this season. Gladys Izant is the pitcher. The scores San Jose 13-13, Watsonville 33-0, Hollister 5-4. Record 2-0-1.

INDIVIDUALS

At the league and NCS tournaments, Hyman “Dink” Wilzel won #1 player honors. Dink made it to the semifinals at STATE held at UC Berkeley

Webster Benton took fourth in the mile at the meet.

John Caldwell took second in the javelin at the CCAL meet. At NCS John placed third, but still holds the NCS record of 160 feet he made last year. At STATE he placed second. Last year he was not able to make the STATE meet at Taft, but had the throws in meets to win his event. John also was a center on the football team and a starter on the basketball team.

Clarence Hargraves was the top pitcher in the league winning all five games to be the key man in winning the championship. He hit clean up and had a .475 batting average. He was the starting center on the varsity football team and a starter on the basketball team.

Oral Beasley was a starting back on the football team and s starter on the basketball team and the third baseman on the championship baseball team.

Jack Sinnott was a starting back on the football team, a first baseman hitting .381 on the baseball team and at the CCAL meet took second in the high hurdles.

Tackle, Ed Root was a starter on the football team. In track he took second place at the CCAL meet in the 880 and a third at the NCS meet against 30 plus schools top athletes.

Varsity football captain and quarterback, Dan Frost also was a starter on the basketball team.


1926

football, lightweight basketball and track. Ralph Morrison, lightweight and midget football, varsity basketball and track; Stevens, tennis; Harding, baseball; Eva Schultz, swimming; Levy, track.

FOOTBALL

Practice games: Monterey 7-0, Redwood City 0-0, Centerville 3-0, San Jose 21-0, Mountain View 36-0. Practice record: 4-0-1. League: Hollister 7-13, Watsonville 6-7, Salinas 13-14. League 0-3. Overall 4-3-1. CCAL champ Salinas beat Tamalpias 35-0 in NCS play.

James “Rabbit” Bradshow star running back at Nevada takes over from coach Morrison. Team members: linemen: ends, senior Steward Hagestad good at detecting plays. Juniors Bob McKeag long ball threat and Jack Sinnott stopped runners behind the line. Center, senior Charles Hargraves directs the line. Tackles, Loren Wright one of the hardest hitting linemen and senior, Lyle Ingols used his head as well as his weight. Guards, senior Ed Root lightest man on the team and junior Joe Dien whose weight and ability made him a mighty hard thing to get through.

Backs — Quarterback, Mort Sinnott passed to McKeag for TD against Salinas. Halfbacks, captain Tex Beasley and senior Webster Benton cleverest open field runner on the team. Fullback, Chilton Jones could always be counted upon to gain a yard through the line. His words and actions invariably put “the old pep“ into the rest of the team.. Allie Rice filled in at all the backfield positions as where ever the “Rabbit” saw fit to place him. Top subs: Kirk, Mazzoni, Jones, Goldner, Moore and McMurray.

Coach Bradshaw will be gone to Hawaii by boat for three weeks to play with the San Francisco Olympic Club football team against the Hawaiian All Star team. The Olympic Club is undefeated and has beaten U of California and Stanford.

LIMITEDS UNDEFEATED LEAGUE CHAMPIONS

The undefeated and un-scored on lightweights won 4 games and tied 1. Scores: Sunnyvale 0-0, Hollister 33-0, Salinas 20-0, Watsonville 20-0. League record 3-0. The lightweights were good enough to practice against the varsity.

Lightweight Linemen: Caldwell, Dean, Houck, Rittenhouse, Trask.
Backs; captain Arne Iverson, Anthony, Cureton, Mazzoni

BASKETBALL

practice games: Pacific Grove 20-16, San Jose 25-17, Palo Alto 7-21, Dinuba 17-23, Campbell 14-30, Sacred Heart 20-23, King City 30-14. Practice record: 3-4 Salinas 14-15, 22-9; Watsonville 16-15, 17-18. League 2-2. Overall 5-6.

Basketball is starting earlier this year. Senior varsity members: forwards, Oreal Beasley, Clary Hagstead and Kermit Lindstedt; guards Allie Rice and captain Lyle Ingols. Other team members: Chilton Jones, Mazzoni, McKeag, McMurry,, Sinnott, Walsh, Kaiser, Anthony, Emigh and Watterford.

Championship news. B league champions Pacific Grove beat A league champions Watsonville for the right to go to NCS. St Ignatius of San Francisco beat Pacific Grove 23-19. In turn was defeated by city rival Sacred Heart. Dinuba was undefeated in the San Joaquin Valley. Patterson a small school with 150 students beat Stockton, who had won there area for the 5 previous years. Napa won the North West area title.

LIMITEDS LEAGUE CHAMPIONS

League champions and NCS finalist lightweights are forwards, Bud Beasley, senior captain Iverson and Charles Mann; center, Caldwell; guards, Antonetti, Stevens, Mann and Pracht. Other players: Barnett, Bloom, Camis, Morelli, Whaley, Leask, Brown, Dean and Griffra.

In the league play off between the A and B league champs the Cardlets beat King City 15-8. After the game King City entertained and fed the boys a high class meal according to the Trident. This must be some kind of tradition, by some schools, as we have seen this happen at other schools as well. A good tradition to have. Get to know the other players in a different atmosphere. The next games were in the NCS playoffs. Against Tamalpais across the Bay in Marin county, had a 6’1” center, but SC prevailed 13-12. In the finals Sequoia high of Redwood city of the PAL (Peninsula Athletic League) came out ahead 7-21
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TENNIS

CCAL Champions again this year.
At the league and NCS tournaments, Hyman “Dink” Wilzel won #1 player honors. Dink made it to the semifinals at STATE held at UC Berkeley
(There is a problem with which year these two belong)
Ken Emigh won the singles title and Ben Black second singles paired up with John Wilson to win the doubles title. There was no report on how they did at NCS.

John Caldwell took second in the javelin at the CCAL meet. At NCS John placed third, but still holds the NCS record of 160 feet he made last year. At STATE he placed second. Last year he was not able to make the STATE meet at Taft, but had the throws in meets to win his event. John also was a center on the football team and a starter on the basketball team.

Webster Benton took fourth in the mile at the CCAL meet.

Clarence Hargraves was the top pitcher in the league winning all five games to be the key man in winning the championship. He hit clean up and had a .475 batting average. He was the starting center on the varsity football team and a starter on the basketball team.

Oral Beasley was a starting back on the football team and starter on the basketball team and the third baseman on the championship baseball team.

Jack Sinnott was a starting back on the football team, a first baseman hitting .381 on the baseball team and at the CCAL meet took second in the high hurdles.

Tackle, Ed Root was a starter on the football team. In track he took second place at the CCAL meet in the 880 and a third at the NCS meet against 30 plus schools top athletes.

Varsity football captain and quarterback, Dan Frost also was a starter on the basketball team.
In the finals Sequoia high of Redwood city of the PAL (Peninsula Athletic League) came out ahead 7-21.

BASEBALL

scores: Hollister 2-4, Monterey 10-14, Salinas 7-8 League 0-3.
Due to the early start of the baseball season and no practice games and only one week end of practice, we can well say that their showing was nothing of which to be ashamed. The three game schedule against Hollister, Monterey and Salinas were all loses.

Captain Clary Hargraves played on two championship teams so far. Last year he pitched and won all five league games and hit for a .475 average. Going into his third year it might be difficult to match the success of the previous seasons. Clary is an excellent player to lay the foundation with.

If Clary ever gets into trouble, Brandt is back from last year and there is a bright sophomore prospective pitcher Ellworth Hedgepeth in the wings. Other team members: Tim Mazzoni C; Jack Sinnott 1B; Stew Hagestadt 2B; Carl Mann SS; Outfielders Arne Iverson, Allie Rice and Charles Mann. Subs: Johnson, Norman Young, Jack Peterson and Henry Oline.

One baseball boy, “Shorty” Oline, was honored in such a way as few boys are honored by their fellow students. He was voted an honorary SC at the student body meeting held on May 14. For four years, “Shorty” worked with the baseball squad steadily and faithfully and despite his failure to make the big nine, on account of his smallness and the difficult position for which he tried, he was one of the best assets of the team. He has been on hand for every practice and game, even though it means he will have to walk 6 miles home. He is a dedicated team player.

At this time the elementary schools go from first to eighth grade. The four elementary schools have their own league. This years standings: Mission Hill 4-2, Branciforte and Bay View 3-3, Laurel 2-4. Part of the farm league for SCHS. Students come from as far North as Felton and South to Aptos, plus East into the Santa Cruz mountains. Making SCHS the largest high school, at this time, on the Central Coast.

TRACK

The CCAL meet was held at Memorial Park before 2,000 spectators with many tents on the green. It took on an appearance of a camp ground. The proceeds amounted to more than had ever been collected before.

TRACK CCAL meet Hollister 100, Santa Cruz 87, Salinas 28, Watsonville 18.
At NCS scored 7 points and at STATE scored 3 points.

The Cards had a lot of first and second place finishers at the CCAL meet. For SC to score this many points, it took the best marks of the year from the following Antonnetti in 220, Mazzoni in shot put, Bull in pole vault and Diec in discus and broad jump.

First places were won by John Post in 220 and 440; Joe Dieu in broad jump and discus; Chilton Jones high hurdles and member of 880 relay and Bull in pole vault. Members of the winning 880 relay team were Cureton, Dieu, Hargraves and Post.

Second place finishers: Clarence Hargraves, 100; Jack Sinnott 880; Linstedt, mile and Vanetti, javelin.

Other finishers: Eugene Cureton, fourth in 100 and fifth in 220. Moody third in 220 low hurdles.

At NCS John Post took second in 440; Cureton fourth in 100 and fifth in 220; Clarence Hargraves sixth in 100; Kermet Lindstedt third in the mile, which the Trident said may have been a higher finish, if he did not get car sick going around all the curves in the old road to San Jose.

Others who participated in NCS, but did not place: Art Bruhns and Jack Sinnott in 880; Chilton Jones in high jump and Joe Dieu in discus and broad jump.

At STATE John Post took second in the 440 for the 3 points SC earned.

At an end of the season San Jose Running Carnival, the SC medley relay team, which involved running an 880, 100, 50, 220 and 440 distance, SC won over highly thought of Berkeley, Santa Clara, and Modesto. Ending up with a nice cup given to winners in those days. Everything was win the cup. Members are listed in order run and distances: At the start Jack Sinnott 880, Clarey Hargraves 100, Morris Bloom 50, Cureton 220 and John Post 440.

Lightweight first place finishers were Antonetti 50 and 220, Dick Hastings 100, Worth Brown broke the lightweight record in the pole vault with a 10’5” jump and ran the relay; Tim Mazzoni in shot put. Members of the first place relay team: Hastings, Antonnetti, Whaley and Brown.

Young took second place in the javelin. Third place finishers: Kennett in high jump and Whaley in broad jump.

TENNIS

CCAL Champions again this year.

Ken Emigh won the singles title and Ben Black second singles paired up with John Wilson to win the doubles title. There was no report on how they did at NCS. Other members of the team were Jesse Wilson, John De Wood and Alvin Dinsmore.

Swimming is an interclass sport with several dual meet in the plans.

INDIVIDUALS

John Post won the 220 and 440 at the CCAL meet. At the NCS meet he came in second and at STATE meet he also took a second.


1927

Coaches: Ralph Morrison, varsity football, basketball and baseball; Howard Firebaugh, lightweight football and basketball and head of track; Stevens, tennis; Eva Schultz, swimming.

Students come from as far North as Felton and South to Aptos, plus East into the Santa Cruz mountains. Making SCHS the largest high school, at this time, on the Central Coast.

FOOTBALL

practice games: San Jose 7-7, Lowell 0-14, Centerville 0-12, Monterey 7-0, Pacific Grove 18-6. Practice record 2-2-1. League: Watsonville 35-0, Hollister 13-13, Salinas 0-26 League 1-1-1. Season 3-3-2. A big improvement over last years last place finish.

Football is still an A and B league even though the other sports combine the two leagues.

Varsity linemen: ends, Rittenhouse, Cureton and senior captain Jack Sinnott was a defensive demon. Tackles, Tom Vanatta and Harold Smith were the regulars. Back ups Gerlach, and Stevenson. Guards, Durst, Hoover, Houck and Long. Center, Caldwell. Quarterback, Sutfin. Halfbacks, Anthony, Iverson; Handley and Mazzoni. Fullback, senior Joe Dien one of the best offensive players in the league. Top reserves: Mort Sinnott, Foster, Pitzer and Butler.

LIGHTWEIGHT LEAGUE CHAMPS FOR THIRD STRAIGHT YEAR

Salinas 6-6, Hollister 36-0, Watsonville 32-0. A league record of 2-0-1.

In lightweight football SC and Salinas tied for the championship forcing a play off game to see who would get the chance to make the NCS playoffs. At the end of the game it was 0-0. The over time was settled by each team taking four downs alternating having the ball after every play. The winner would be the team who gained the most yards. SC won 2-0. In order to get to the NCS play off against San Mateo, it was necessary to play B league Champs Monterey. Monterey won 0-7.

Linemen: ends, Jimmie O’Connor and Stephens; tackles, Nutter and Lantange; guards, Hansen and Higgins; center, Trask. Quarterback, Tex Beasley; halfbacks, O’Meara the star running back along with Antonneti and Kirk; fullback, Niles.

BASKETBALL LEAGUE CHAMPIONS

Practice games: Watsonville 10-15, Palo Alto 11-22, Galileo 18-30, San Jose 24-30. Practice record 0-4. League: Watsonville 15-14, Salinas 24-12, Gonzales 49-4, Pacific Grove 17-28, King City 27-23, Monterey 40-18. League record 5-1. Just A league record 2-0. Champions. Season record 5-5.

For basketball, the A and B leagues were combined this year and only one game was played against each league team. It was a new step and very much liked by everyone. Pacific Grove won the league wide championship with a 7’ center, Spotswood. But SC was given the A league cup, since it beat the only two other A league teams Watsonville and Salinas this year.

Leading the team this year is captain and center, Chilton Jones and Tim Mazzoni are the returning players from last years team. Other starters are forwards, Mann, Anthony, Pracht and Caldwell; guards, Antonetti, Stevens and Mazzoni. Subs: Pracht, Handley, Waterford and Sutfin. All lettermen will be back next year.

Lightweights no scores available

The limited boys were led by tall, ALL CCAL center Barber. Other starters are forwards, second team ALL CCAL Tex Beasley, the only returning starter from last years team. Hurst and Carl Camis; guards, Joe Langtangne, Chick Williams and Arneal. Subs: Bloom, Davis, Leibbrandt, Nutter and Harrison.

TRACK CCAL CHAMPIONS IN BOTH VARSITY AND LIGHTWEIGHTS

CCAL league meet results: Santa Cruz 69, Hollister 47, Salinas 9, Watsonville 8.

The Cardinals had 2 third place finishers at NCS

At the CCAL meet, Leonard Waterford won the 120 high hurdles in 17:1 tying the CCAL high hurdles record. The relay team set a record of 1:36 while taking first place.

Captain Joe Dieu and Stevenson took high point honors for the meet each scoring 14. First place is worth 5 points, second 3 and third 1. Next highest scorers were Hastings 9, Jones 7, Achterberg and Waterford 6, the rest were 3 or less.

CCAL RESULTS

listed by event and place:

First place Relay runners Dieu, Waterford, Achterberg and Hastings

Broad jump, Stevenson first and Dieu second

High jump, Stevenson first and Jones second

Discus, Dieu first and Long third

120 high hurdles, Waterford first and Jones second

220 low hurdles, Dieu first and Waterford third

100, Hastings first and Stevenson second

220, Achterberg first and Hastings second

880, tie for second Bruhns and Wheelock

Mile, Voorhees second and Hoover third

Javelin, Jones second, the longest he has ever thrown 163’ and Young third

440, Adolph Costello third

Shot put, Mazzoni third

Pole vault, Sebe Caldwell third

Lightweight scorers

120 Low hurdles, Antonelli second and Ebert third

220,Whaley second and Antonetti third

Javelin, Harrison second

Relay, second Caldera, Antonetti, Ebert and Whaley

50, Bloom

High jump, tie for third Kennett and Williams

Discus, Langatnge third

SC beat Berkeley and Palo Alto in dual meets. They are the top two teams in Northern California and are expected to be threats to win the STATE meet. SC also beat San Jose 175 to 60

But SC took only five men to the NCS, while Berkeley won the meet with Palo Alto second and Hollister third.

At NCS Dieu took third in 220 low hurdles and Stevenson place third in the broad jump.

BASEBALL

practice games: San Jose 1-5, Centerville 3-2, Los Gatos 7-12, Watsonville 0-3. Practice record 1-3. League: Watsonville 2-7, Hollister 9-3, Monterey 8-10, Salinas 6-5. League 2-2, third place. Season 3-5

The diamond has been graded and in unusually fine shape this year. Three year veteran pitcher, Brandt had most of the starts this year. Hedgepeth also did a good job on the mound.

The starting lineup and batting order at times with position and batting averages. Mann 2B, 391; Costello RF, 182; Anthony SS. 250; Hedgepeth P/Of, 231; Bickley LF/C, 177; Langtagne 3B, 348; Sinnot 1B, 118; Iverson CF. 133; Brandt P/OF, 053; Mazzoni C, 095; Beasley P/1B; Patterson OF; Stevens OF.

TENNIS LEAGUE CHAMPS

The tennis championship is decided by having the top four teams in the league play using their two top players for singles matches and a doubles team. The bracket is decided by the first place team playing the fourth place team and two playing three. SC beat Watsonville and then Monterey for the championship.

Homer Davis was number 1 singles and Westly McGriff number 2. The doubles team was James Carrothers and Fred Grellman. Each player beat Pacific Grove and Monterey. SC claimed the league championship. There was no information about NCS, but the players qualified to go.

INDIVIDUALS

Tim Mazzoni did not letter until his junior year and then he went on a tear. Tim won 4 letters this year. Tim started in three sports: Fullback in football, guard in basketball and catcher in baseball. He also lettered in swimming. Tim lettered in football 1927-8, track 1926-7.

Joe Dieu arrived from Kansas in 1924 and started right in playing football and track. As a junior, he was the mainstay of the defensive and offensive lines. His senior year, he successfully switched to quarterback. No mean feat. This year Joe was captain of the championship track team and tied for high point man at the CCAL meet with 14.

Chilton “Bull” Jones ended his career with 10 letters. As a freshman he lettered in lightweight basketball and track, setting the javelin record. As sophomore, he won letters in track doing the pole vault, throwing the javelin and high jumping and in swimming. Junior year won 2 letters. Center in varsity basketball and leading scorer, Won CCAL meet 120 high hurdles. Senior year, captain of the championship basketball team and second team ALL CCAL. On another championship team in track he scored 7 points at the CCAL meet taking second places in the javelin and 120 high hurdles and running in the relay. Last year lettered in swimming.

Jack “Swede” Sinnott this semester was student body president. Jack has lettered in football, basketball and baseball. In football was this years captain. Jack started his freshman year playing lightweight football and each year after that he played a lot of varsity football. In baseball, Jack lettered for 3 years at first base. In his junior year, he took second in the 880 against San Jose in a time of 2:05. Jack also did the high hurdles.


1928

SCHS has won six league titles this year: varsity football, track, tennis and baseball. Lightweight football and track.The first league championship won by SCHS was a co-championship in football with Hollister in 1924. Since they already had tied in two playoff games, it was decided to flip a coin in order for a CCAL team to able to make the NCS playoffs. A coin flip was won by Hollister.

The high school carpentry class put up a new score board at Memorial Field facing the bleachers. Later on the put up a score board in the gym. Students did a lot of work at the school. It was practical experience learning a skill.

Coaches: Ralph Morrison, football, varsity basketball and baseball. Howard Firebaugh, lightweight football and basketball and track.

FIRST INDIVIDUAL HEAVYWEIGHT FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP FOR SCHS

WITH 3-0 RECORD Practice games: San Jose 26-0, Centerville 0-0. Hayward 0-26, Palo Alto 6-6, Los Gatos 26-0. Practice record 2-1-2. League: Salinas 12-6, Hollister 7-6, Watsonville 6-0 League record 3-0. Cards played Monterey, the winner of B League to see who would advance to NCS playoffs and lost 0-7. Season record 5-2-2.

Monterey is applying to the league to become an A league member.

Louis Rittenhouse was elected captain of the football team. His first two years, he played lightweights and last year was a varsity lineman. Returning varsity players beside Louis are fullback, Anthony Antonneti; center, Sebe Caldwell and the largest Cardinal at 190, Tom Vanatta at guard.

The starting backs are quarterback, Bud Beasley, halfbacks, Arne Iverson and Antonneti; fullback, Vernon Anthony. Linemen: Joe Langtagne, Burton Nutter, Eugene Trask, Converes Stone, Caldwell, Vanatta, Stevens and Binley. Others who played were Messick, Metcalf , Bob Moore, De Toy, Stieger, Stocking, Stevenson, Kiff and Jim O’Conner.

ALL CCAL FOOTBALL players; Lantagne, end; Vanatta, tackle; Antonneti, half back; Vernon Anthony, fullback. Bud Beasley and Frank Trask were named ALL CCAL honorable mention.

LIGHTWEIGHTS WIN FOURTH CHAMPIONSHIP IN A ROW

Undefeated in league for four straight years. Cardlets beat the varsity team from Sunnyvale 13-6. Other practice game Del Monte Military Academy 45-6. Practice record 2-0. League scores: Salinas 6-6, Hollister 36-0, Watsonville 12-0. The play off game with Salinas ended in regulation time 0-0 tie. It was decided by each team taking a total of 5 plays alternating each play, with the team with the most yards gained be declared the winner. SCHS gained the most yards to win 2-0. League record 3-0. Season 5-0.

Starters: Quarterback Louie Facelli; Captain Carl Mann, speedy and hard running half back with Ed Oshe and Les Voorhees; fullback, Lloyd Miller. Linemen: ends, Pollard Rittenhouse and David Beaver, also a running back; tackles Henry Leibbrandt and Alan Matley; guards Alger Fast, Allan Ledford and Theilla; center, Nick Sinnott. Others on roster for play-offs George Pearson, Ken Stewart, McFadders and Wesley Mc Giff.

BASKETBALL

practice games: Sequoia 39-22, Palo Alto 21-14, San Jose 12-24, Watsonville 19-10 Stanford Frosh 13-25 (not counted in record). Practice record 3-1. League: Salinas 26-6, Gonzales 48-6, Pacific Grove 28-4, King City 30-21, Monterey 26-17, Watsonville 16-17 League 5-1, second place. Season 8-2.

Varsity squad was tied with Watsonville at 4-0 going into the final game of the season. Watsonville won by one point.

Sebe Caldwell was the starter at center, captain and top scorer in a game with Sequoia with 27 points in a 39-22 victory. It was pay back time for Caldwell, Mann, Antonetti and Beasley as they lost the NCS finals to the same school in lightweights in their freshman season, 3 years ago.

Other starters for practically the whole season were Bob Stevens and Antonetti at the guards. Forwards, Carl Mann and Vernon Anthony. Off the bench as first subs were Carl Camis, Bud Beasley and Bickley. The rest of the roster Reese, Messick, Metcalf and Kirk.

Sebe Caldwell and Bob Stevens were selected ALL CCAL and Carl Mann and Antonetti were selected second team.

LIGHTWEIGHTS

had an experienced strong team. League scores: Salinas 28-12, Gonzales 27-14, Pacific Grove 15-25, King City 26-19, Monterey 17-16, Watsonville 12-24. League record of 4-2 and third place. According to the Trident the season record 7-3.

Starters: Captain Joe Lantagne, John Hurst, Fred Whaley, Henry Leibbrandt and Johnny Davis. First subs were Dayton Horner and Rusciolelli.

BASEBALL CO-CHAMPS WITH SALINAS

Practice games: Palo Alto 2-8, Los Gatos 5-6, Watsonville 4-5, 10-7; San Jose 3-2, Hayward 5-7, 10 innings; . Practice record 2-4. League: Hollister 17-6, Monterey 5-8, Beat Salinas, Watsonville 2-0. League 3-1 Co-Champions with Salinas. Won playoff game with Salinas 6-2 for the right to go to NCS. Lost first game to San Jose 4-6. Overall 6-5.

The following are the players listed by the batting order, number of hits followed by the times at bat and their positions for the last game of the season: Joe Lantagne 2-4, SS; Hedgepeth 2-3, P; Anthony 2-5, 3B; Mann 0-4, 2B; Bickley 1-4, C; Caldwell 1-4, OF; Bud Beasley 1-4, 1B; Rusciolelli, 1-4, OF; Harry Costello 0-3, Subs in outfield: Stevens 0-1, Jim Costello 0-1 and Patterson 0-1.

Captain Hedgepeth was a steady pitcher, who by the end of the season had a two hitter and 4 hitter to his credit. He had a string of 25 innings of shut out ball. His batting average must have been at least in the 400 range.

TRACK CCAL CHAMPIONS IN BOTH VARSITY AND LIGHTWEIGHTS AND THIRD PLACE AT NCS

SC varsity won the CCAL for the second year in a row. CCAL meet scoring: Santa Cruz 44, King City 30, Salinas 16, Watsonville and Gonzales tied with 15, Hollister 9, Monterey 4, Pacific Grove 1

Varsity took third place at NCS against the top 11 schools in the section. Berkeley 26, San Jose 23, Santa Cruz 21.

At STATE took a fourth place for one point.

LIGHTWEIGHTS not only took first in CCAL, but took 5 first places and two, third places at NCS.

At the CCAL league meet the top performer was Clive Stevenson, who broke two CCAL records. The high hurdles in 16 seconds and the low hurdles in 26 seconds. He took second in the high jump for a total of 13 points. Glen Sindel won the mile. Seborn Caldwell won the pole vault and took third in the javelin. Vernon Anthony took second in discus and third in high hurdles.

Ralph Dufflemyre first in shot put and third in the discus. Bob Floyd first in 880. Marshall Mosher third in 440. Marquis third in high jump

At NCS Stevenson won both hurdles. Sindel won the mile. Anthony third in high hurdles. Caldwell fourth in javelin.

STATE at Selma, Stevenson took fourth place in 120 high hurdle. Sindel while running the mile in the 98 degree heat in the Valley, collapsed part way in the race.

There were 12 lightweights entered at the CCAL meet. Captain, Charles Whaley broke 2 records, one in the 100 at 10 2/5 seconds and the other in the broad jump at 20’8”, plus winning the 220 and helping win the relay. All were first places for 16 points for Charles.

Bob Stevens won the pole vault and tied Steve Horner for first in the high jump for a total of 8 points. Nutter took third in the 440. Ludikee took third in the shot put.

For some reason they did not go to STATE as they qualified. Could be their times and marks were not competitive at the STATE level or there was not enough money in the athletic fund.

TENNIS CHAMPIONS

won league for the twelfth time.

Number one player Charles Sperry. Number 2 man Homer Davis. Winning doubles team Fred Grellman and James Carrothers. Rounding out singles spots: Wesley McGiff and Fred Whaley.

INDIVIDUALS

John Caldwell and Verner Anthony both won 4 letters this year.

John Caldwell won 4 letters this year. He was first string on 3 championship teams and a close second on the fourth. John was a key player on all of them. John according to the Trident was the greatest athlete at SCHS. He lettered in football 1925-28, first as a center and this year as fullback. ALL CCAL in basketball this year and played three seasons, 1925-28 at center. His big game was a 27 point game out of 39 scored by the team against Sequoia. Track three years also making it to NCS every year. Set the record in the discus 160’. He played baseball two years 1927-28.

Verner Anthony won 4 letters this year. He played football 4 years and this year as fullback and ALL CCAL. Basketball 1926-27. Baseball 1927-28. Track 1928.

Oreal “Tex” Beasley has been honored with the prestigious gold SC. Oreal has received every honor possible at SCHS including student body president. He has been involved in sports every year in school. Counting just as much is his participating in school activities in leadership, support of others, planning and attitude. In his freshman year at UCLA he played frosh football and scored a touchdown in his first game.

Arne Iverson baseball 1925-28. Champs this year. Track 1925-26. Lightweight basketball 1928

Glen Sindel mile

Louie Rittenhouse football captain 1928 played three years. Track 1925

Wesley Mc Griff football 1928 Tennis 1927-28

Joe Kirk football 1926-28. Track two years

Ernie Kiff high point man in swimming a non league sport that is competed independently. His high score was 17 points. Kiff also dives and participates in the Seaside Carnival of swimming events. From 6 to 8 swimmers work out 2 days a week. Ernie was the top scorer in the interclass meet with 21 points

James “Rabbit” Bradshow an ALL WESTERN halfback at U of Nevada called Rabbit because of his “slipperiness” is the only player to score against the Cal Wonder team. He has been hired to coach at SC. He has prior experience in Kansas City and Redwood City. Later he coached the Stanford frosh and the varsity football team at Fresno State.

FORMER PLAYERS

1924 Jack Manildi is captain and quarterback at Pomona College of the Southern California Conference. Called the best safety in the league.


1929

Coaches: Morrison, varsity football, basketball and baseball. Firebaugh, lightweight football, basketball and head of track; Stevens, tennis;(As a reason to call all tied for first place teams, co-champions even if there was a playoff game played was the statement made in 1950, when the Salinas and Watsonville basketball teams had a playoff, not to see who was champion, but to see who would get the right to go to the Tournament of Champions At UC Berkeley. The same thing applies this year as the winner got to go to the NCS playoffs.)

FOOTBALL

practice games: Hayward 0-6, Palo Alto 7-7. League: King City 33-0, Monterey 25-14, Hollister 0-13, Salinas 0-6, Pacific Grove 13-0, Watsonville 13-0 League 4-2, third place. Overall 4-3-1.

Starters for the title contending varsity football team were ends, Marshall Wheeler, Ralph Dofflemyre, Nutter; tackles, Metcalf, Thieller and at the beginning of the season sophomore Simoni, who later moved to half back; guards, Howard Binkley and Messick; center, Bob Moore; Quarterback, Joe Lantagne took over from Captain Bud Beasley, who injured his knee and is out for the year. Halfbacks, Bob Stevens, Mann and Simoni; fullback, Andrew Antonetti. The twenty man squad had 2 sophomores, 7 juniors and 11 seniors.

Item in the Trident. Attend the big pep rally and bonfire Friday night to get ready for the big game against Watsonville.

Varsity quarterback Bud Beasley was this years team captain, but was not able to finish the season due to an injured knee. Which also kept him out of basketball as well. Bud also played on three previous championship lightweight football teams and served as captain his junior year. As a freshman, he played on the NCS finals lightweight basketball team, plus playing the next year also. In junior year, he played varsity and had to sit out his senior season. Bud was an excellent pitcher and first baseman for 4 years.

Bud was also awarded the coveted gold block SC as the second member of his family to do so. From the Trident, “Bud is a real athletic player, who plays the game clean and square. Tops in sportsmanship and leadership”.

From the Trident, “old RUSH-EM-TONY Antonetti got the extra yards carrying the football and sank foul shots to put the old hoop game on ice.

ALL CCAL FOOTBALL varsity Andrew Antonetti.

LIGHTWEIGHT FOOTBALL UNDEFEATED CHAMPIONS FIFTH IN ROW
Scores: King City 19-0, Monterey 23-7, Hollister 26-0, Salinas 7-0 and Watsonville 12-6. League record 5-0.

Starters for the CCAL championship lightweight team and finalist in NCS were ends, Rittenhouse and David Beaver; tackles, Matley and Philips; guards, Budworth, Scribner and Les Pearson; center, George Pearson; quarterback and captain Louie Facelli; halfbacks, Eugene Wolfe and Kenny Clark; fullback, Ohse.

Lightweight quarterback Louie Facelli played the same position in last years championship team that extended the consecutive string to 4 times and this year to 5 times. Other schools in the league wanted to discontinue lightweights as Santa Cruz was dominating the football and basketball titles. SCHS principal, Mr. Elmer was able to stop the attempt. The football team continued the streak one more year. Then there were two years of no title until 1933. It took another 20 years for another title to happen. The 1920’s were the zenith for lightweight football at SCHS.

Both football coaches were pilots and had their own plane and used the landing field in Capitola. For the first league game in King City, coach Morrison flew two of his players, Marshall Wheeler and Simoni to the game. After the games, coach Firebaugh flew two of his players, Louie Facelli and Eddie Ohse back home.

Ralph Morrison coached all the varsity sports except track which Howard Firebaugh did very successfully along with lightweight sports. His teams were either champions or one place out.

At the end of the school year, coach Firebaugh would resign to go into flying full time. A few years later coach Morrison would do the same.

ALL CCAL Lightweights: Rittenhouse, Scribner and Eugene Wolfe.

BASKETBALL

TRI-CHAMPIONSHIP WITH PACIFIC GROVE AND MONTEREY
practice games: Palo Alto 14-26, Los Gatos 24-28, San Jose 20-27. Practice record 0-3. League: Gonzales 37-11, Pacific Grove 16-11, King City 34-19 Monterey 11-24, Watsonville 27-17, Salinas 20-15. League record 5-1. Three way tie for league Santa Cruz, Pacific Grove and Monterey. Santa Cruz lost to Pacific Grove 11-15 to see who would go to NCS. Overall 5-5.

After losing three practice games the varsity basketball team come back and shared a Tri championship with Pacific Grove and Monterey with 5-1 records. Pacific Grove beat Monterey and then beat SC 11-15 for the right to play San Jose in NCS. San Jose is part of the PAL (Peninsula Athletic League, which reaches from San Jose to South San Francisco.)

Starters for SC were center, Hank Leibbrandt; forwards, Joe Langtange, John Hurst and Horner; guards, Bob Stevens, Fred Whaley and Howard Binkley. All are seniors, but Leibbrandt.

Joe Lantange started out playing on the midget basketball team for two years, before moving up to lightweights last year and finally to first team varsity. Which shows what kind of heart Joe has.

Bob Stevens ALL CCAL in varsity basketball

LIGHTWEIGHTS CO-CHAMPS with PACIFIC GROVE AND FINALIST AT NCS

League scores: Gonzales 37-11, Pacific Grove 16-11, King City 34-19, Monterey 11-24, Watsonville 27-17, Salinas 20-15 for a 5-1 league record and tied with Pacific Grove for the championship.

To see who would go to NCS the Cardlets beat Pacific Grove 15-11. In NCS the Cardlets beat Sequoia 23-21 and lost to Napa 17-22 in the finals. In the finals Gerald Gelatt and Wayne Osborne led the team in scoring with 8 a piece.

Starters were captain and center, Wayne Osburne top rebounder and scorer; junior forwards, Gerald Gelatt and Caldwell plus David Beaver, tall rebounder and ball hawk; guards, George and Les Pearson, Bob Hughes. Reserves Alger Fast and Huddleson did good jobs in the final game.

BASEBALL

practice games: Watsonville 3-4, U C Frosh 7-5, Lost to Los Gatos, San Jose 5-1. Practice record 2-2. League: Gonzales 7-8, Hollister 4-6, Monterey 5-4, Watsonville 6-11, Salinas 8-0. League 2-3 for fourth place. Season 4-5.

There were only two returners: captain and catcher, Howard Benkley and infielder, Joe Langtange. But there were a good group of freshmen out: Sousa, Wayne Osborne, Johnson, John Hurst, and Eugene Wolfe. Other players David Beaver and Marshall Wheeler and Somon, a sophomore and good athlete who trots down from Felton to play sports at SC.

The team was in most of the games, but ended up 4-5 for the season. They also played local teams Davenport Cementers, Aptos Terrors, Soquel Giants and the Boulder Creek Mountaineers during the week in practice games, not counted on the team record.
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TRACK CCAL CHAMPIONS AND FIFTH PLACE FINISHERS AT NCS

(the information about the NCS finish was found in a write up in the 1932 Trident listing the accomplishments of Les Voorhees, who was a key player at NCS. Do not know where anyone placed)

Top two CCAL teams scores: Santa Cruz 39, Hollister 38
At the CCAL meet Les Voorhees won the mile and 880. Dayton Horner won the high jump a was third in broad jump.

Captain, Fred Whaley had two first in the 220 and the broad jump, with a third in the 100 and ran in the relay. As a lightweight in his junior year he won the 100, 220, broad jump of 20’ 7” and was a member of relay team.

Ralph Dufflemyre placed in the discus and shot put. Don Ebert placed in low hurdles
Robert Cordes placed in the mile. Bob Moore placed in the high hurdles, discus and shot put.
Herb Binkley placed in the 440

At a meet with UC frosh Les Voorhees won the mile in 5:35.

TENNIS CHAMPIONS

for the thirteenth time in a row under coach H. L. Stevens, who does not sit on the sidelines during practice, but plays against them and corrects mistakes and makes suggestions as they play.

The present format to declare a league champion is by taking the four teams with the best records and have them play a two game bracket with winners playing the second match for the championship. Each team will have two singles players and one doubles team.

This year SCHS won all its matches. Elliot Owens number one singles and brother and freshman Billy Owens at number two. The doubles team was Leland Stevens and Dayton Horner.

CROSS COUNTRY

has won the second championship in a row. There are five teams with 3 runners each. It is not considered a league sport at this time. SCHS had the first place finisher Robert Corda, sixth place Flower and seventh place Dickson for a total of 14 points, followed by Pacific Grove.

Stubby Kiff a sports writer for the Trident competes and performs in the Seaside Swimming Carnival at the beach Casino.

INDIVIDUALS

Varsity quarterback Bud Beasley was this years team captain, but was not able to finish the season, due to an injured knee. Which also kept him out of basketball as well. Bud also played on three previous championship lightweight teams and served as captain his junior year. As a freshman he played on the NCS finals lightweight basketball team, plus playing the next year also. In junior year played varsity and had to sit out his senior season. Bud was an excellent pitcher and first baseman for 4 years. Bud was also awarded the coveted gold block SC as the second member of his family to do so. From the Trident “Bud is a real athletic player, who plays the game clean and square. Tops in sportsmanship and leadership”.

From the Trident, “old RUSH-EM-TONY Antonetti got the extra yards carrying the football and sank foul shots to put the old hoop game on ice. He was selected ALL CCAL in football the only player from SCHS.

Captain, Fred Whaley had two first in the 220 and the broad jump, with a third in the 100 and ran in the relay. As a lightweight in his junior year he won the 100, 220, broad jump of 20’ 7” and was a member of relay team. Fred was also a starting guard on the championship heavyweight basketball team.

At the CCAL meet Les Voorhees won the mile and 880. At a meet with UC frosh Les won the mile in 5:35. After graduation he was a top runner for Cal.

Elliot Owens number one singles player for the thirteenth in a row champions of the CCAL Cardinals as well as the number one player in the league.

Ralph Dufflemyre placed in the discus and shot put at the CCAL meet. Ralph was also a starting end on the second place football team.

FORMER PLAYERS

Jack Manildi class of 1924 is captain, best safety in the league and quarterback at Pomona College of the Southern Cal Conference.

Former SCHS and UOP grad, Clarence Royce a standout football, basketball and track man, was hired to coach Oakdale High. After getting the position he scheduled games against SCHS. In a previous newspaper report it said, Royce of UOP is the fastest man on the team and best passer.

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