1930

Beginning of two new coaches in football and basketball that would be at SC for a good period of time. Miggs Dressel, varsity football, lightweight basketball and head of track; Merle Briggs, varsity basketball and lightweight football; Stevens, tennis; Warren, midget football.

“Doc” Fehliman, baseball.
Santa Cruz high had 1100 students. The largest high school in the Monterey Bay area. The school drew from Aptos to Felton.

FOOTBALL

practice game: Palo Alto 0-7. Against “B” league teams: Monterey 6-7, Pacific Grove 12-6 and King City 27-0. “A” league games: Salinas 7-27, Watsonville 13-6, Hollister 33-6, Against A league 2-1. Against B league 2-1. Combined League 4-2. Overall 4-3. . Salinas A league champs and Monterey B champs. In playoffs to go to NCS, Monterey won 7-6.

For this one year in football only the league was divided into A and B leagues. The A league teams were Hollister, Santa Cruz, Salinas and Watsonville. B league teams King City, Monterey and Pacific Grove. All the schools played one another, but there were A league and B league champions. Salinas A league champs and Monterey B champs. In playoffs to go to NCS Monterey won 7-6.

From last years second place team 6 letter men return, but all the backs graduated. The team has been working hard in practice. The linemen are Fast, Rittenhouse, Beaver, Messick, Metcalf, Thiella, Pearson and Sinnott. The backs are Kenny Clark, Eddie Ohse, Wolfe, Simoni, Caldwell and Hank Leibbrandt.

Practice goes from 2:30 to 5:30. The team ended the season by beating the “Apple pickers” from Watsonville 13-6.

Hank Leibbrandt was selected ALL CCAL

LIGHTWEIGHT FOOTBALL CHAMPIONS FOR THE SIXTH CONSECUTIVE TIME Practice games: Monterey 0-6, Gilroy 15-13. Practice record 1-1. League: King City 13-0, Monterey 7-0, Hollister 12-0, Salinas 6-13, Watsonville 25-0. A League record 2-1. Against B League 2-0. Against A and B combined 4-1. Season 5-2.

Team members: Staples, Hayford, Cuneo, Hashimoto, Gilles, Bob Hope, Bias, Johnson, Simerly, G. Gelatt, Gregg, Sousa, Martin, Cacace and Hopkins.

BASKETBALL

Pacific Grove 15-20, King City 21-18, Monterey 12-26, Watsonville 16-22, Salinas 16-29. League 1-4. League standings: Pacific Grove 5-0, Monterey and Watsonville 3-2, Salinas 2-3, Santa Cruz and King City 1-4. Pacific Grove lost their first game at NCS to Palo Alto 12-35.

Returning lettermen from last years heavyweight championship team Henry Leibbrandt ALL CCAL last year and ALL CCAL football this season; Metcalf, Roy Caldwell, Frost and Gillen. Plus a scrappy group up from lightweights; Huddleson, Gelatt and Beaver. Other team members Bob Hughes, Loren Nickels, Larry Pearson, G. Pearson, Elmo Williams, Flynn, Pieper, Ledford and Knott.

Henry Liebbrandt was selected ALL CCAL

LIGHTWEIGHT BASKETBALL CHAMPIONS FOR SECOND CONSECTIVE TIME and made it to the NCS finals again this year. Could not find scores or write ups.
The league standings: Santa Cruz 6-1, Watsonville and Salinas 5-2, Pacific Grove 4-3, King City 3-3, Monterey and Boulder Creek 2-5 and Gonzales 0-6.

The Cardlets lost their first NCS game to San Jose 19-31.

Team members: Eddie Huddleson, Sophomore Roy Bergazzi, Jerry and Carl Gelatt, Phillip Sousa, Barry Bias, Charles Johnson, Acterberg and Harry Simmerly.

BASEBALL

practice games: Los Gatos 1-1, 5-11; San Jose 2-0, Hollister 4-0, Practice record 2-1-1. League games: Monterey 1-2, Gonzales 1-9, Salinas 9-7, Hollister 4-1, Watsonville 3-3. League 2-2-1. Overall 4-3-2

Doc Fehliman had a large squad turn out for baseball. Twenty three players saw action in the first two practice games. Starting line ups for the season: Beldon Hedgepth P, OF; Louie Haber C; Ledford C; sophomore, Dario Simoni P, OF; Leibbrandt 1B, P; Johnson or David Beaver 2B; Russell or Carpenter SS; Loren Nickels 3B; Tommy Kristinich LF; Sousa RF; Jerry Gelatt; Leland Iverson OF and second year man Eddie Oshe.

Dario Simoni and Henry Leibbrandt teamed up on a two hitter in the extra inning tie with Watsonville.

Baseball caps were late coming due to lack of funds in the student body, which funded athletics, not the school board. Caps cost $1.10 each.

Students in Santa Cruz were dismissed at 2:15 on March 29 to attend the baseball game at the Water Street Park, between the major league New York Giants and the Seattle Indians of the Pacific Coast league. Students under 14 were given season passes.

Three ALL CCAL baseball players: captain, ace pitcher and tough hitter Belden Hedgepeth, junior outfielder Tommy Kristinich and senior catcher Louie Haber. Henry Liebbrandt was an honorable mention.

TRACK

last place at the CCAL meet. Scored only three points. There were two third place finishers: Glen Dickson in the mile and Bob Fast in high jump.

Season started late due to wet weather and the poor condition of the track. Track members and events: G Pearson and Metcalf 440; Caldwell pole vault; Glen Dickson 880 and mile; Beaupre mile; Bob Fast, Flynn and Budworth high jump; Ledford high jump; Metcalf and Simoni shot put; Leibbrandt and Pearson javelin; Relay Gillen, L Peason and G Pearson and Metcalf. Larry Pearson and Gillen 100 and 220.

Lightweight track took third at the CCAL meet. Placers at the CCAL meet: Kratzenstein and Staples in 50 and 100; Johnson and Cothran in 220; Cacace in 440; Clark and Cartwright in 120 low hurdles; Clark, Byrne and Gelatt in high jump; Clark and Johnson in broad jump; Rittenhouse in pole vault and shot put; Staples and Beaver in discus; Beaver and Sousa in javelin; Relay, Krazenstein, Johnson, Clark and Staples.

TENNIS CCAL CHAMPS

to win the league they beat Hollister 14-3, Monterey 9-8, Pacific Grove 9-8 and Watsonville 17-0.

For the first time in years the team will be without any lettermen or experienced players out of the nine who reported to practice.

The fact that this inexperienced team was able to win the league championship shows what kind of program coach Stevens has built at SCHS and the type of players he attracts. Team members: Harry Simmerly, Bob Hughes Bob Bias, Loren Cox, Bob Mulenhaur, Virgil Kester, Glen Bickley, Ed Strong, John Wood, Stan Hopkins and Fred Clapp

A new ruling for league tennis this year. Instead of only needing 4 players per match it will take 6. Three players who went to NCS were Harry Simmerly who lost in the finals. Doubles partners Fred Clapp and John Wood also lost in the finals. SC ended up in third place. Bob Hughes, Glen Bickley and Virgil Kester were usually the next three players to fill out the league match 6 players required.

There were six other teams at NCS at the regular venue at the Berkeley Country Club. The schools were Burlingame, San Mateo, Alameda, Tamalpais, Richmond and Danville.

Lettermen: the following graduates who have lettered and in what sport: Football: Don Budworth, Loren Cox, Alger Fast, Louie Facelli, Lawrence Hayford, Jordan Mc Pheters, Bob Pieper, Alan Mately and Harold Cacace, who also lettered in track. In baseball: Leland Russell and Louis Haber.

INDIVIDUALS

1930 graduates
Henry Leibbrandt won 9 letters. Three in football and basketball, two in baseball and one in track. Hank was captain of the basketball team and ALL CCAL this year, which is a special honor playing on a last place team. He was also ALL CCAL in football and was also honorable mention ALL CCAL in baseball. Henry’s main position in baseball is first base, but he can fill in as a pitcher too. He started three double plays in one game. Henry’s main sport was basketball. He plans to go to Stanford. Ended up at San Jose State as captain of the basketball team.

Morry Metcalf on the football team for 3 years, two as a starter. Played basketball and track.

Kenny Clark captain of the 1929 lightweight track team. Did the hurdles, 440 and high jump. As a halfback on the championship lightweight team he was ALL CCAL. In 1930 Kenny was first string varsity halfback.

Ernie Kiff participated in football, track and was one of the best swimmer ever at SCHS.


1931

Coaches: Miggs Dressel, varsity football, lightweight basketball and head of track; Merle Briggs, varsity basketball and lightweight football; Stevens, tennis; Warren, midget football and basketball. “Doc” Fehliman, baseball.

FOOTBALL

practice games: Palo Alto 6-6, Hayward 7-0, Fresno 6-6, Los Gatos 13-12. Practice record: 2-0-2. League: Monterey 7-7. Hollister 12-6, King City 33-7, Salinas 0-6, Pacific Grove 13-14. Watsonville game cancelled. This year it was all one league and Monterey had a 5-0-1 record. SC league record 2-2-1. Overall 4-2-3

Starting line up: Ends, Rittenhouse and Knott; tackles, Pearson, Lass and Theilla; guards, Montgomery and Elmo Williams; center, Fast; QB, Johnson; halfbacks, Clark and captain Roy Caldwell; fullback, Simoni. Subs Elmo Williams, Beaver, Cuneo, Wood, Nickels, Bob Knott, Warren Penniman, Harry Simerly, George Pear, Gelatt, McHugh, Knott, Hanser, Phillips, Hope, Maddock, Richardson, Dickson. Braverman, Acherberg, Staples, Bias Sinnott, Nystrom and Harry Lucas

This years team made the longest trip by chartered bus for a Santa Cruz team, to play Fresno high in a night game. Former SCHS graduate and outstanding athlete, Leo Harris is the football and basketball coach at Fresno high, who was interested in playing his old school. The game ended in a 6-6 tie against a Fresno team, who won the San Joaquin Valley Championship. The Cards scored in the second quarter and held the Bulldogs until the last two minutes, when they scored their touchdown.

No school in the CCAL has lights. Later SCHS played some baseball games at Community Park on California street under the lights. In a rematch with Fresno next year the game will be played here under the lights.

Santa Cruz Heavies Win From Hollister 12-6 Early in the first quarter, SC scored first on a pass from Johnson to Rittenhouse, who raced over the goal with the whole Hollister team in pursuit. Hollister scored in the second period. Santa Cruz held them for three downs on the one foot line, but on fourth down the Haybalers barely punched it over. In the third quarter, the Cards pushed Hollister back to their goal line and on their punt, Theilla succeeded in blocking the punt and Nickels recovered it behind the goal line for the final score.

Santa Cruz vs. Watsonville — cancelled. On Friday night before the game on Saturday, one of the biggest rallies ever held, was put on at the Santa Cruz Theatre. After the rally and during the rest of the night “Old Man Rain” took charge of the situation. By morning the football field was a sea of mud. Through some misunderstanding between coaches and principals, the game was postponed and the Wildcats turned in their suits. The Cards kept their suits expecting to hear from Watsonville. The fellows were “raring” to play and to end the season with a win.

Tony Valine, former SC star who was an ALL CCAL player six years ago is now coaching the Chaminade squad up the hill during the Spring drills after baseball season as most schools did back then. They even played a Spring game against another school. Chaminade must have closed its doors as the following are players who transferred and played for SC in 1932: three Leonards, Bud, Jim and Mike; Mazzoni, Gillen and Lynn.

LIGHTWEIGHT FOOTBALL

For the first time in seven years the lightweights did not win the league championship. It was not because they did not have a good team. But because Monterey were just too good for them. Practice games: Berkeley 7-28. League games: King City 19-0, Monterey 0-35, Hollister 24-6, Salinas 13-0. League record 3-1. Season record 3-2.

The starting lineup for the King City game: ends, Bergazzi and Carl Gelatt; tackles, Stagnaro and Hope; guards, captain Gillies and Kratzenstein; center, Cartwright; backs, Simerly, Jory, Hedgepeth and Rodriguez.

Those earning their letters were captain Gillies, Kratzenstein, Carl Gelatt, Roy Bergazzi, Murphy, Hope, Lavigne, Simerly, Jory, Rodriguez, Lucas, Hopkins, Stagnaro, Stroppini, Hedgepeth. Other team members: Hopkins, Murphy, Huddleson, Hanson and Lane.

Lightweights Win From Salinas 13-0. The lightweights came home with the bacon in a game that was hard fought with plenty of blood spilled on both sides. The team is out on the field with a different spirit and they seem to know what it is all about. The first score was called back, because of an offside penalty. The Babes came right back with the same play for a score with everyone on side. The last score came on an interception by Jory, who ran 40 yards for the touchdown. The conversion was good.

Captain Gillies led the team in fine fashion. Carl Kratzenstein proved himself one of the best running guards. Harry Simerly played the quarterback job almost to perfection, He knew when and where to call the right plays. Gelatt and Murphy proved themselves a capable pair of wingmen. Hope was the best tackle on the squad. Hashimoto showed up well as the other tackle.

BASKETBALL

practice games: Los Gatos 11-33, Chaminade 12-16, San Jose, Hayward, Sequoia, Los Gatos and Alameda. Could not find the scores for some of these games, so are using the record from the Trident. Practice record: 4-3 King City 23-17, Hollister 29-9, Monterey 25-18, Salinas 29-19, Pacific Grove 11-20, Watsonville 20-27, League 4-2, second place. Season record according to the Trident 8-5. Watsonville won the league and the NCS championship as well.

The team had five lettermen from the 1930 team and Gerald Gelatt, captain of the 1930 lightweight championship team. These six formed the nucleus of the squad.

Players: Captain Pearson, Loren Nickels, Caldwell, Gelatt, Bob Hughes, Carpenter; Bob Knott, Chisholm, Fast, Vose, Scott Donahoo, Pearson, Milo Warrenburg and sophomores, Manuel Netto and Ray Carpenter.

In one of the best games of the year Santa Cruz beat Salinas 29-19. The Cards scored 6 points in the first two minutes of the game. The Cowboys were bewildered by the sizzling attack the Cards threw at them. Bobby Hughes’ play stood out most vividly. Bobby played all except four minutes of the game. Chisholm took his place and was the only substitute for SC. The Cardinals made little headway, when Hughes was out of the game. Scoring: Loren Nickels 11, Hughes 9, Bob Knott 2 and Scotty Donahoo 4.

The first defeat of the season came at the hands of Pacific Grove. The Cards just could not hit the basket. They missed enough shots to win two games.

The last game of the year against Watsonville proved to be the best game of the year. It was played at Watsonville before a packed house. The Cards took the lead in the first quarter, but the Wildcats gained the lead in the second quarter and held it till the whistle blew. The team is to be congratulated on the fine showing they made. Loren Nickels, the star Card center, was in every play and accounted for 11 points out of the 19 SC scored. Scoring by quarters: first period SC 5-8, second 8-14, third 16-21 and fourth and final 19-25. The lineup was Captain Pearson 0, Netto 4, Knott 2, Nickels 11, Chisholm 2, Donahoe, Hughes, Carpenter and Fast 0.

LIGHTWEIGHT BASKETBALL

Practice games: Los Gatos 25-7, League: King City 24-17, Hollister 32-18, Monterey 9-18, Salinas 9-19, Pacific Grove 14-8, Watsonville 12-16. League record 3-3. Season record according to the Cardinal was 9-4.

The lightweights started out the season as though they would walk of with league honors. The team seemed to be playing hard at all times, but they lacked a real consistent shooter.

Lightweight basketball team: Captain Phillip Sousa, Ray Bourriague, Roy Bergazzi, Mann, Carl Gelatt, Bob Kelly, Wilson, Famosi, Reghetti, Beaver and Root.

Card Lights Win First League Tilt. Over King City 24-17. The game started with SC taking the lead at the quarter 6-4. King City came back and led 11-8 at half and 17-16 at the end of the third quarter. In the final period, Santa Cruz came to life to win 24-17. Scoring: Captain Sousa 8, Carl Gelatt 6, Whitson and Beaver 4 each and Roy Bergazzi 2.

Wildcat Babes defeat Cardlets 12-16 At the end of the first quarter the score was tied 3-3. At halftime Watsonville was one better or ahead 6-7, next quarter 9-12 and at the end 12-16. Scoring for SC: Gelatt and Souza each accounted for 3 points, Righetti the tall center had 2, Kelly 1, Beaver 2 and Bourriague1. Others who saw action were Bergazzi and Whitson.

BASEBALL

practice games: San Jose 15-6, Los Gatos 9-18, 5-4; Santa Clara 6-13, lost. Practice record 2-3. League: Gonzales 3-7, Hollister 3-4, Monterey 7-1, Watsonville 7-11, Salinas 4-0 League 2-3. Season 4-6. Gonzales league champions.

Team moved from the lower field up to the upper diamond next to the tennis courts. It took work with hoes, shovels, wheel barrows and many blisters for the team to get the field ready for the season

There are times on Saturdays, the baseball team will play in the morning and some of the same athletes will participate in the track meet in the afternoon.

Sophomores on this team are important players now and when they are seniors they should be a force in the league. Catcher, Louis Castagnola, 2B Dario Fassio, Phillip Sousa 1B, Manuel Netto P, Reno Rosellini OF and Charles Johnson SS who has already earned two letters in football and one each in baseball and track. Other outfielders: Dario Simoni P, OF; Tommy Kristinich, Tamagni, Jory, F Sandman and Carl Sandman, who also pitches. Infielders Sinnott and Bill Beaver.

Cecil Hedgepeth a three sport athlete is the main man on the mound. Cecil did well in every game he pitched. Castagnola was one of the best catchers Santa Cruz had ever had, while the work done by the reliable Kristinich in the outfield was commendable.

In the last game of the season against Watsonville, the Cards established a four run lead in the early part of the game and up to the eighth inning it appeared that they were to be the victors. During the last part of the eighth inning, however, the Wildcats staged a rally which netted them eight runs for a 7-11 loss for the Cards.

Santa Cruz was a hot bed for baseball activity during this period. The smaller towns around the area had teams made up of townspeople and maybe a few ringers. The top local team was the Padres. In the sixties, Pete Pappas resurrected a semi-pro team using the Padre name. They played in what was called the State League with teams from San Jose, San Mateo, Stockton, Lodi and what was called Pacific Community. The standings at one time were Santa Cruz 4-1, Stockton 3-2 and the rest 2-3. A comment: pitcher Goulds spit ball had players fanning the air trying to make contact.

TRACK

at the CCAL meet heavyweights took fourth place. Salinas 39, King City 34, Watsonville 15, Santa Cruz 13, Hollister 10, Pacific Grove 7 and Monterey 1.

Lightweights took third. Salinas 32, Hollister 17, Santa Cruz 15, Watsonville and King City 10, Monterey 9 and Pacific Grove 5.

The CCAL placers are Bill Staples first in the discus and third in 100. Second places were taken by Ron Clark in 220 low hurdles; sophomore and basketball player, Mike Warrenburg in 100 and 220; Loren Nickels 880.

Bill Staples scored 15 points at the Hollister invitational meet one of the biggest events in Northern California and set a CCAL record in the discus at 136’. Bill scored more points than any man on either squad. He placed first in the discus in every meet and always managed to score in the 100 yard dash.

Other varsity men who placed in every other meet this year are Bob Fast and sophomore, Reno Rosellini in the high jump and pole vault.

Other letter winners Albert Acterberg scored 6 points this year and Ben Peterson with 5 points.
Glen Dickson and Bob Fast scored points in almost every meet, but could not garner enough to make their letters.

Lightweights at the CCAL meet Carl Gelatt and freshman, Joe Cacace tied for first in the high jump. All these men qualify for the next step to NCS. There was no report of NCS.

Huddleson, Hashimoto and Charles Johnson earned points in the early season meets.

TENNIS CCAL CHAMPS SCHS

can be justly proud of its record in tennis in the CCAL and this year was no exception. Tennis was the one SCHS team to win a championship this year. They sailed through the season, suffering no defeats and meeting little opposition.

Robert Hughes and Virgil Kester won the league doubles championship. At NCS they won their first match and lost the second. The first doubles team during the season were juniors, Kester and Loren Nickels. They lost only one match during the season.

Namen Little played first singles. Robert Hughes and Glen Bickley performed in second and third singles and won all their matches during the season.

Other team members who round out the six who compete in the league matches: Stan Smith a freshman shows much promise and sophomore, Jack Sharkey is a comer also. Subs Alfred Flynn, Curtis Trumbly and George Conley.

The Casa Del Rey courts have been remodeled and getting a lot of use, but have not started charging yet.

MULTIPLE SPORTS PLAYERS

The following are seniors who played more than one sport. Those playing football and basketball: Harry Lucas, George Pear, Harry Simerly, Elmo Ray Williams, Bob Knott. Those playing football and track Scott Sonahoo and Bob Hope.

INDIVIDUALS

Bill Staples scored 15 points at the Hollister invitational meet one of the biggest events in Northern California and set a CCAL record in the discus at 136’. Bill scored more points than any man on either squad. He placed first in the discus in every meet and always managed to score in the 100 yard dash.

Cecil Hedgepeth a two sport athlete is the main man on the mound. Played halfback on the
football team.

FORMER PLAYERS

Joe Lantange playing for San Jose State helped the basketball team beat Fresno State.

Wayne Osborne is climbing up the ladder of fame. Wayne is pitching for Stockton now and in a recent game at Mission Park pitched a three inning affair and ended up winning the game.


1932

Beginning of
two new coaches in football and basketball that would be at SC for a good period of time. Miggs Dressel, varsity football, lightweight basketball and head of track; Merle Briggs, varsity basketball and lightweight football; Stevens, tennis; Warren, midget football. “Doc” Fehliman, baseball.Santa Cruz high had 1100 students. The largest high school in the Monterey Bay area. The school drew from Aptos to Felton.

FOOTBALL

practice game: Palo Alto 0-7. Against “B” league teams: Monterey 6-7, Pacific Grove 12-6 and King City 27-0. “A” league games: Salinas 7-27, Watsonville 13-6, Hollister 33-6, Against A league 2-1. Against B league 2-1. Combined League 4-2. Overall 4-3. . Salinas A league champs and Monterey B champs. In playoffs to go to NCS, Monterey won 7-6.

For this one year in football only the league was divided into A and B leagues. The A league teams were Hollister, Santa Cruz, Salinas and Watsonville. B league teams King City, Monterey and Pacific Grove. All the schools played one another, but there were A league and B league champions. Salinas A league champs and Monterey B champs. In playoffs to go to NCS Monterey won 7-6.

From last years second place team 6 letter men return, but all the backs graduated. The team has been working hard in practice. The linemen are Fast, Rittenhouse, Beaver, Messick, Metcalf, Thiella, Pearson and Sinnott. The backs are Kenny Clark, Eddie Ohse, Wolfe, Simoni, Caldwell and Hank Leibbrandt.

Practice goes from 2:30 to 5:30. The team ended the season by beating the “Apple pickers” from Watsonville 13-6.

Hank Leibbrandt was selected ALL CCAL

LIGHTWEIGHT FOOTBALL CHAMPIONS FOR THE SIXTH CONSECUTIVE TIME

Practice games: Monterey 0-6, Gilroy 15-13. Practice record 1-1. League: King City 13-0, Monterey 7-0, Hollister 12-0, Salinas 6-13, Watsonville 25-0. A League record 2-1. Against B League 2-0. Against A and B combined 4-1. Season 5-2.

Team members: Staples, Hayford, Cuneo, Hashimoto, Gilles, Bob Hope, Bias, Johnson, Simerly, G. Gelatt, Gregg, Sousa, Martin, Cacace and Hopkins.

BASKETBALL

Pacific Grove 15-20, King City 21-18, Monterey 12-26, Watsonville 16-22, Salinas 16-29. League 1-4. League standings: Pacific Grove 5-0, Monterey and Watsonville 3-2, Salinas 2-3, Santa Cruz and King City 1-4. Pacific Grove lost their first game at NCS to Palo Alto 12-35.

Returning lettermen from last years heavyweight championship team Henry Leibbrandt ALL CCAL last year and ALL CCAL football this season; Metcalf, Roy Caldwell, Frost and Gillen. Plus a scrappy group up from lightweights; Huddleson, Gelatt and Beaver. Other team members Bob Hughes, Loren Nickels, Larry Pearson, G. Pearson, Elmo Williams, Flynn, Pieper, Ledford and Knott.

Henry Liebbrandt was selected ALL CCAL

LIGHTWEIGHT BASKETBALL CHAMPIONS FOR SECOND CONSECTIVE TIME

and made it to the NCS finals again this year. Could not find scores or write ups.
The league standings: Santa Cruz 6-1, Watsonville and Salinas 5-2, Pacific Grove 4-3, King City 3-3, Monterey and Boulder Creek 2-5 and Gonzales 0-6.

The Cardlets lost their first NCS game to San Jose 19-31.

Team members: Eddie Huddleson, Sophomore Roy Bergazzi, Jerry and Carl Gelatt, Phillip Sousa, Barry Bias, Charles Johnson, Acterberg and Harry Simmerly.

BASEBALL

practice games: Los Gatos 1-1, 5-11; San Jose 2-0, Hollister 4-0, Practice record 2-1-1. League games: Monterey 1-2, Gonzales 1-9, Salinas 9-7, Hollister 4-1, Watsonville 3-3. League 2-2-1. Overall 4-3-2

Doc Fehliman had a large squad turn out for baseball. Twenty three players saw action in the first two practice games. Starting line ups for the season: Beldon Hedgepth P, OF; Louie Haber C; Ledford C; sophomore, Dario Simoni P, OF; Leibbrandt 1B, P; Johnson or David Beaver 2B; Russell or Carpenter SS; Loren Nickels 3B; Tommy Kristinich LF; Sousa RF; Jerry Gelatt; Leland Iverson OF and second year man Eddie Oshe.

Dario Simoni and Henry Leibbrandt teamed up on a two hitter in the extra inning tie with Watsonville.

Baseball caps were late coming due to lack of funds in the student body, which funded athletics, not the school board. Caps cost $1.10 each.

Students in Santa Cruz were dismissed at 2:15 on March 29 to attend the baseball game at the Water Street Park, between the major league New York Giants and the Seattle Indians of the Pacific Coast league. Students under 14 were given season passes.

Three ALL CCAL baseball players: captain, ace pitcher and tough hitter Belden Hedgepeth, junior outfielder Tommy Kristinich and senior catcher Louie Haber. Henry Liebbrandt was an honorable mention.

TRACK

last place at the CCAL meet. Scored only three points. There were two third place finishers: Glen Dickson in the mile and Bob Fast in high jump.

Season started late due to wet weather and the poor condition of the track. Track members and events: G Pearson and Metcalf 440; Caldwell pole vault; Glen Dickson 880 and mile; Beaupre mile; Bob Fast, Flynn and Budworth high jump; Ledford high jump; Metcalf and Simoni shot put; Leibbrandt and Pearson javelin; Relay Gillen, L Peason and G Pearson and Metcalf. Larry Pearson and Gillen 100 and 220.

Lightweight track took third at the CCAL meet. Placers at the CCAL meet: Kratzenstein and Staples in 50 and 100; Johnson and Cothran in 220; Cacace in 440; Clark and Cartwright in 120 low hurdles; Clark, Byrne and Gelatt in high jump; Clark and Johnson in broad jump; Rittenhouse in pole vault and shot put; Staples and Beaver in discus; Beaver and Sousa in javelin; Relay, Krazenstein, Johnson, Clark and Staples.

TENNIS CCAL CHAMPS

to win the league they beat Hollister 14-3, Monterey 9-8, Pacific Grove 9-8 and Watsonville 17-0.

For the first time in years the team will be without any lettermen or experienced players out of the nine who reported to practice.

The fact that this inexperienced team was able to win the league championship shows what kind of program coach Stevens has built at SCHS and the type of players he attracts. Team members: Harry Simmerly, Bob Hughes Bob Bias, Loren Cox, Bob Mulenhaur, Virgil Kester, Glen Bickley, Ed Strong, John Wood, Stan Hopkins and Fred Clapp

A new ruling for league tennis this year. Instead of only needing 4 players per match it will take 6. Three players who went to NCS were Harry Simmerly who lost in the finals. Doubles partners Fred Clapp and John Wood also lost in the finals. SC ended up in third place. Bob Hughes, Glen Bickley and Virgil Kester were usually the next three players to fill out the league match 6 players required.

There were six other teams at NCS at the regular venue at the Berkeley Country Club. The schools were Burlingame, San Mateo, Alameda, Tamalpais, Richmond and Danville.

Lettermen: the following graduates who have lettered and in what sport: Football: Don Budworth, Loren Cox, Alger Fast, Louie Facelli, Lawrence Hayford, Jordan Mc Pheters, Bob Pieper, Alan Mately and Harold Cacace, who also lettered in track. In baseball: Leland Russell and Louis Haber.

INDIVIDUALS

1930 graduates
Henry Leibbrandt won 9 letters. Three in football and basketball, two in baseball and one in track. Hank was captain of the basketball team and ALL CCAL this year, which is a special honor playing on a last place team. He was also ALL CCAL in football and was also honorable mention ALL CCAL in baseball. Henry’s main position in baseball is first base, but he can fill in as a pitcher too. He started three double plays in one game. Henry’s main sport was basketball. He plans to go to Stanford. Ended up at San Jose State as captain of the basketball team.

Morry Metcalf on the football team for 3 years, two as a starter. Played basketball and track.

Kenny Clark captain of the 1929 lightweight track team. Did the hurdles, 440 and high jump. As a halfback on the championship lightweight team he was ALL CCAL. In 1930 Kenny was first string varsity halfback.

Ernie Kiff participated in football, track and was one of the best swimmer ever at SCHS.


1933

Coaches: Miggs Dressel, varsity football, lightweight basketball and head of track; Merle Briggs, varsity basketball and baseball and lightweight football; Stevens, tennis.

For the years 1933-34 the league decided that only football, basketball and track would be considered as major sports. One where all schools are expected to enter a team. For the rest of the sports each school could decide which sports they wanted to compete in. Monterey and Salinas decided not to participate in baseball some years.

The A league schools are Santa Cruz, Salinas Watsonville, Monterey and Hollister. B league King City, Pacific Grove, Gilroy and Gonzales. This is important to know as the league make up changes periodically. A team in the league one year could be a practice game the next.

FOOTBALL

practice games: Sequoia 12-27, Palo Alto 6-33, San Mateo 0-0, Gilroy 34-0. Practice record 1-2-1. League: Hollister 0-13, Salinas 0-32, Watsonville 0-6, Monterey 6-0, League 1-3, fourth place. Season 2-5-1. Salinas league champs for the second year..

Players listed by position, age, weight and years of experience. Ends, Rodriquez 16, 170, 0; and Rosellini 18, 153, 2; tackles, McLaughlin 15, 195, 0; and Connolly 14, 164, 0; guards, Hugo Armanini 16, 220, 0; and Ware 18, 154, 0; center, Louie Haber and Rogge 17, 165, 0;
Quarterback Charles Johnson 19, 147, 3; halfbacks, Bassett 19, 183, 1; Sears 20, 190, 0; and Bill Clemenson; fullback, Howard Rodriquez 18, 178, 3. Subs Newt Maddock, Jeno, Dodi, Wilton, Gease and Zeffert

Unlimiteds Win Initial Game of the Season from Toreadors By 6-0 Score. One of the main features of the game was the fact the Cards did not fumble once. The winning sequence started with Johnson returning the second half kick off to mid field. The first play from scrimmage he ran for a first down. The second play was a pass from Johnson to Rosellini, who scooped it just off the ground, for another first down on the Monterey 10 yard line. Johnson carried to the five. Rodriguez made two more yards and on the next play plunged over for the score. His kick for conversion went wide.

The rout of Gilroy started with Johnson running the opening kick off 95 yards down the side lines for a score. It set the tone for the rest of the game.

Charles “Chick” Johnson, who has been most prominent in four of the major sports at this school graduates mid term. As the most prominent athlete in the graduating class, the boy’s lettermen’s society has given him the choice of a blanket or a sweater as his award.

ALL CCAL

selections were Joe Huddleson and Al Lavigne.

LIGHTWEIGHT FOOTBALL UNDEFEATED

4-0. CCAL CHAMPS.
Practice games: Salinas 0-0, League: Hollister 6-0, Salinas 6-0, Monterey 19-6, Watsonville 7-0. League record 4-0. Season record 4-0-1.

Team members: Brad Lynn. John Haslam, Bill Beaver, Abie Haber, Red Sinnott, Jack Lavigne, Frank Masamori, Peter Antonelli, Fritz Sandman, Bert Tuana, Malon Kerrick, Ed Vandiver, Mit Bourriague, Joe Allegri, Jimmy Thompson, Bill Oliphant, Ed Vandiver, Clarence Reed and Leonard Ford.

SC Beats Wildkittens 7-0. In the last game of the season playing for the league championship, in the first half Watsonville worked the ball to the three yard line for a first down. The Cardlets put up a stiff stand and kept the Wildkittens from the goal line. After a few exchanges of punts to start the second half, SC gained possession of the ball at the Kittens 35 yard line. Beaver carried the ball on the old guard around play for eight yards. Vandiver ran for a first down. Beaver for five yards. Haslaam made six yards and Thompson made a first down on the one yard line. On the next play Mits Bourriague hit center for the touchdown. Vandiver made good the extra point by a line buck.

In the first two league games, Ed Vandiver used his power running to score the two touchdowns the Cardlets needed to win each one. Vandiver scored 26 of the Cardlets total 38 points for the season.

BASKETBALL CO-CHAMPIONS WITH SALINAS

Practice games: San Jose 26-27, Los Gatos 18-20, 10-23; Sequoia 17-24, 13-27; San Mateo 11-22, Pacific Grove 23-24. Practice record 0-7. League: Gilroy 26-21, 47-22, Gonzales 44-21, 16-18, Pacific Grove 46-26, 14-17, Salinas 25-18, 23-22, Watsonville 25-12, 16-15 League 8-2 Tie with Salinas for Championship. Even though the Cards beat Salinas both times in league, there was a play off game with Salinas to see who goes to NCS. Salinas won by one 19 to 20 in the second overtime.. Season record 8-10.

New rules for lightweight eligibility. Maximum weight 140 and height 70” and age 18 years and 3 months. The age applies to all athletes.

Starters for the champions were forwards, Captain Barney Sinnott, a starter last year, Adams and Raymond Carpenter; guards, Kenny Gleason, Corey and Rosellini; center, Manuel Netto the most experienced player from last years team. Manuel was the top rebounded and scorer for this season. Manuel’s highest point game was 18 in last game of the season. First off the bench Ben Holsey.

Against Gilroy in the second game, Carpenter scored as many points as the whole Gilroy team with 22.

Cardinals Win Thrilling Game From Salinas Five. Cards overcome early lead to beat Salinas by one point 23-22. Cards win in closing minutes of play. They are now tied for first. The first quarter ended with Salinas leading 11-3. Each team scored three points in the second quarter as the half ended 14-6 Salinas, still a 8 point lead. The Cards outscored Salinas in the third to tighten up the score to a four point margin. In the fourth, the Cards went ahead 23-22 and with seconds left Salinas had a foul shot bounce off the rim and the Cardinals controlled as the gun sounded. Netto and Carpenter tied for high point honors with eight each. Holsey and Corey had two each. Corey, Gleason and Rosellini each scored one point.

Cards Win Big Game 16-15 from Watsonville to gain tie for league championship. After trailing throughout the game, the Cardinals staged a comeback in the last quarter which netted them ten points and was climaxed by a story book finish with captain Barney Sinnott’s only field goal of the season in the last second of play. At half time Watsonville was ahead by 4 points Defensive work featured the third quarter which found both teams going scoreless. Carpenter scored two points to start the final period and Watsonville scored 3 points. Sinnott hit a free throw and Netto scored a field goal and Sinnott another foul shot. With the stands on their feet, Netto tipped the ball to Sinnott (at this time all scores were followed by a jump ball at the half court) who dribbled down the court. Failing to find a man to pass to, he stood near the side lines and made the shot, which will remain history to win the game.. Although closely guarded thoughout the game, Netto succeeded in making three field goals to take high point honors. Sinnott from his guard position came up to score three of the Cards’ four successful foul shots, to take a close second with five markers.

Cards Lose Playoff Game to Salinas 19-20. Fouls Cards Downfall. Cards lose to Cowboys in spectacular double overtime 19 to 20. Goal in second overtime period spells defeat. The loss not only ended a spectacular game, but a exceptionally successful season for the Cards. Starting out with what looked like a ragged, inexperienced bunch of players, the team whipped into shape and lost the title by a hair. They lost all their practice games and came back and beat all their main competition in league. They beat Salinas two out of three times, but the last one made the difference for advancing to NCS. The game kept the fans on their feet through out the game. Had the four shots that the Cards sank, but were not counted and a bigger percentage of foul shots been made, the game would have found the Cardinal team as sole champions. There are always a lot of “ifs” and “buts” about a close game of this sort. The first quarter started fast and found Salinas making a big majority of their total points. At the end of the first quarter Salinas was ahead 12-7. Scoring for SC in the first quarter was Rosellini a foul shot, Netto a field goal and then another. Carpenter hit a long shot. In the second quarter Salinas scored one point on a foul shot. For SC Rosellini made a field goal and Sinnott a foul shot to make the half time score 10-13. In the third period Salinas scored their only field goal of the second half!! For SC Adams contributed a foul shot and Netto a field goal to tie the score at the beginning of the quarter. Salinas scored their field goal. Then Adams tied the score with a field goal to start the final period. Netto then went through the entire Salinas team to put one in and put the Cards in the lead. Salinas hit a free throw. SC still up one point. With but a few seconds to play a foul was called and Salinas made good on their foul shot to tie the score as the game ended.
In the first overtime neither team scored. In the second overtime period Adams sank a field goal. Salinas made a free throw to still be down one. With only a few moments to play, Salinas picked the ball up in a scramble under the basket and scored the winning point. Netto was again the high point man with eight markers. Adams made his highest amount of points in one game when he collected five. Rosellini made three, Carpenter two and Captain Sinnott one.

Netto and Carpenter were the leading scorers of this cage season. They combined for 240 of the Cardinals points for the season. Netto was the most consistent scorer and nosed ahead of Carpenter, who led when the season was about half over. Both players took turns being high point man in games and both averaged 13 points a game mid way through the season.. Netto ended the season with 144 points for an average of 8 points a game. Carpenter totaled 96 for a 5 point average. From here the scoring dropped off tremendously with Corey next with 30 points. Adams had 18. The rest of the regulars scoring: Sinnott 8, Gleason and Rosellini 7 each.

Selected as ALL CCAL were Manuel Netto and Raymond Carpenter

LIGHTWEIGHT BASKETBALL

Practice games: Los Gatos 23-17, 16-13; San Jose 12-13, San Mateo 7-13, Sequoia 13-14, Boulder Creek 16-14 OT. Practice record 3-3. League: Gilroy 10-22, 2 point win; Pacific Grove 16-13, win; Salinas 12-10, 18-20; Gonzales 11-16, 12-13 OT; Watsonville 7-13, 10-21. League record 4-6 for fourth in league. Season record 7-9. Second consecutive year there were tri-champions. Watsonville, Monterey and King City. King City won the play offs and went to NCS.

Normal starters: forwards, Mits Bourriague, Vernon Flynn and Brad Lynn; center, Max Dowden; guards, Dominic Lippi and captain, Francis “Red” Sinnott. Would get into most games: Hedgepeth, Johnson, Richardson and Jeno Dodi.

BASEBALL

champions 4-0. Gonzales 8-2 in 10 innings, Hollister 11-7, Watsonville 3-0, Monterey 12-0 League 4-0 Champions. End of season game against Santa Clara 5-4 for season record of 5-0.

It was stressed, by the coach at the preseason meeting that players may not play for any other teams as has been done in the past. It would mean the forfeiting of any game in which the player participated and is not something the school can risk. It was also made clear that anyone going out for the team do it in all seriousness.

Manuel Netto coming off a stellar basketball season continued right on as the ace pitcher of the championship baseball team. He had 16 strike outs against Hollister, 13 strike outs against Gonzales and Watsonville. He one hit Monterey in the last game and collected 3 hits himself. He averaged 13 strike outs a game. and won all 4 league games with ERA of 2.5. Manuel was elected captain of the team. He pitched a fine game in win against Santa Clara 5-4 and hit a triple.

Many of the players have been on the team since their sophomore years. With all their experience they formed a powerful group. Other top players: Louis Castagnola catcher; Phillip Sousa 1B; Dario Fassio 2B and pitcher; Barney Sinnott 3B; Charlie Johnson SS; Carl Sandman OF and P; Tamagni OF; Utility: Berlin, Joe Netto, Fritz Sandman, James Nicholson, Tilio Rosellini, Jake Jacobs, and Francis Sinnott.
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Twelve Cards will receive Gold Awards from Harris Brothers for their team winning the league baseball championship. It is the highest athletic award obtainable at SCHS. Those who will be receiving the awards are captain, Manuel Netto, Harold Rodriguez, Ray Carpenter, Jake Jacobs, Dominic Lippi, Don Rodriguez, Livio Tamangi, Ed Sinnott, Fritz Sandman, Carl Sandman, Angelo Mungai and James Nicholson.

Many of the players from this team will, as soon as the high school season ends start playing Legion baseball with the chance for state and national honors. The Southern division is comprised of teams from King City, Watsonville, Salinas, San Jose and Santa Cruz, The boys will gain more experience for next CCAL season.

TRACK

varsity third in CCAL Salinas 39, Hollister 29 and SC 24.
Varsity scored 8 points at NCS and none at STATE. Ralph Basset did take sixth place however.

Varsity winners at CCAL were Manuel Netto in the football throw with a league record 190’8” throw.
Ralph Basset also set a league record throw in the shot put of 49’7”.
Dale Foss first in the high jump
Second place finishers: Kenny Gleason in discus, Anthony in 440 and RosellinI in pole vault.

At NCS Alameda high won for the third consecutive time. The meet was at the Stanford Stadium. Manuel Netto was second in the football throw, which qualified him to go to STATE. He would have placed there with the same distance he threw at NCS.
Ralph Basset took third with his best throw to date of 54’

At STATE small town El Centro won STATE with 18 points to beat out big city LA who had 17. The State meet was held at the LA Coliseum. Ralph Bassett throws were not up to his norm, but still took sixth place.

Lightweights were fifth in league.
Lightweight track members: Joe Cacace, Donald Crabtree, Jack Dodd, Peter Tuana, John Haslam, Manuel Silva, Bill Pedemonte and George Nelson.

TENNIS

The league was won by Pacific Grove the second year in a row.

Twenty boys turned out in September for a meeting called by coach Stevens. Some of his words from the Trident. All players must be willing to play all year around. Do not play with girls, because it will it will spoil your game.

Players are: starting with future number one player in the league during 1934-35 sophomore Bill Bibbins. Other players: Stanley Smith, Harry Hooper, Dick Kirshner, Jack Sharp, Vernon Flynn, Charles Bennnett, Robert Wright, Phil Schaeffer and Norvin Lewis.

INDIVIDUALS

1933 at NCS Manuel Netto was second in the football throw. As the pitcher on the undefeated championship baseball team he averaged 13 strike outs a game. One hit Monterey and had 3 hits himself. Won all 4 league games with ERA of 2.5. Captain of the team. He pitched a fine game in win against Santa Clara 5-4 and hit a triple. In 1932 pitched in bad luck. For one example struck out 6 in 3 innings but had no support as Santa Cruz had 10 errors in loss to Sequoia. Manuel pitched well the whole season, but was hurt by too many errors. Comment in Trident was Manuel has great stuff when he hits his stride.

Manuel Netto was first team for two league championship teams, basketball and baseball. Manie; was a major factor in both teams success. In basketball he was ALL CCAL along with Raymond Carpenter. Manuel was a leading scorer with a high point game of 18 in last game of the season. In 1931 and 1932 his basketball teams ended up in second place one game out of first. Manuel was a first string player during 1932 and a leading scorer and rebounded. In track Manuel placed first in the CCAL football throw. Yes it was a league and STATE track event.
Manuel was later a mainstay of city league, which packed the civic auditorium regularly for games. Manuel oldest son Phil, was also a two year ALL CCAL center and was the leading rebounded and scorer on a league championship team. His other son David was ALL LEAGUE in football and baseball and his teams won championships. David won a football scholarship to Stanford. Manuel’s granddaughter Kristy also was a top basketball player at SCHS and at Cabrillo College and Bethany College. At the present time she is the boy’s junior varsity coach at SC with winning teams and championships.

Phillip Sousa captain in football as fullback. In baseball played first base and was a top hitter. He starred in both sports. Also played basketball and in track did the javelin and the high jump.

Joe Huddleson ALL CCAL guard this year played four years of football at center and was captain of the team. Also on track team

Al Lavigne 4 years football line man made ALL CCAL this year.

Loren Nickels played end in football, captain, center and ALL CCAL in basketball, played baseball and track.

Bill Staple ran the dashes in track, defensive back in football and played baseball.

Newt Maddock, three year lineman on the unlimited team. Angelo Mungai, outfielder and Livio Tamangi, infielder on this years championship nine. Les Voorhees, football player and trackman. Les holds the CCAL record for the mile.

1933 Kenny Gleason captain of football team and outstanding athlete was the starting quarterback for Fresno State in 1936. In 1933 starter on the title winning basketball team.

Charles “Chick” Johnson, who has been most prominent in four of the major sports at this school graduates mid term. As the most prominent athlete in the graduating class, the boy’s lettermen’s society has given him the choice of a blanket or a sweater as his award. In 1931 Charles Johnson as a sophomore shortstop has already earned two letters in football and one each in baseball and track. Charles was the quarterback on the football team as a triple threat man who could score at any time. In baseball he was the shortstop for four years. In 1932, at the CCAL meet he tied for third place in the 100 and also took third in the 220 for 2 points

FORMER PLAYERS

Mike Leonard was a regular on the St Mary’s Gael freshman eleven, holding down the fullback berth.

Henry Leibbrandt was recently elected to captain the San Jose State College basketball team for 1934. He is a starting guard.


1934

Coaches: Miggs Dressel, varsity football, lightweight basketball and head of track; Merle Briggs, baseball, varsity basketball and lightweight football; Stevens, tennis.

New league rules. There will be no playoffs between A and B leagues. The result of the division is the small schools no longer have to compete against the larger schools in league action.

Only football, basketball and track are now recognized as being the major sports required for league competition. The now reduced to minor sports are baseball and tennis, which schools no longer are required to field teams. Monterey and Salinas did this for a few years.

League football play starts on October 7, basketball on December 8, track March 17 and baseball on May 12. These schedules will keep seasons from over lapping one another and athletes are able to participate in all four. There are more track dual meets scheduled, which allows more athletes to have a chance to place during the season. It does cut into the baseball season very drastically as there is only a single round of games.

This was a down year for SC sports after many of the experienced athletes of the successful 1933 teams graduated. This group with experience will make itself known next year. Tennis was the only team with a winning record.

At the Boy’s Athletic Association meeting it was voted to spend $475.00 for football equipment of helmets, shoulder pads, pants and jerseys. All members of athletic teams must be members of the Association as well as coaches.

President of the school board, said that since SCHS is the biggest school in the league, it’s teams should be more successful and have better fan support in order to be able to spend the kind of money it was on athletics.

The tennis team started the season with five of the finest new courts on the Pacific Coast, recently completed and reserved for high school students on school days. They are equipped with a quick draining system, bleachers and the best of tennis nets. In addition to the five courts, the school has purchased many racquets for the use of the students in the physical education classes. Because of the new courts, interest in tennis has been greatly aroused and it is hoped hat it will develop into one of the major sports of the school.

Track will only allow 6 participants for each event in the CCAL finals to facilitate a quicker and better run meet. A qualifying meet will be held preceding the finals to pair down the number of participants and therefore the number of preliminary heats need.

BAY STREET or CALIFORNIA STREET PARK. The boundary of the park were from California Street to Seaside Street and from Trescony to Bay Street. It was a lighted field where both hardball and softball were played on the same field. SCHS played some baseball and football games there. This year the Cards played a football game against Fresno at the field for the first night game on the Central Coast. During Spring the baseball team played two night games, which were thought to be the first night high school baseball games, in the area at least.
There were no houses there then. Just trees and the ball park. Some of the softball players lived just around the corner and would bring their families to the parking area lined with old telephone poles and logs to form a parking area. The players and spectators pulled their cars up to the logs facing the field and their families could sit in the car and watch the game.

The field had no fences in the outfield, so if the ball was hit over the outfielders heads, they had to run for their life to retrieve the ball to stop a home run. By the mid 1940’s the whole area encompassing the park was replaced solidly by houses..

FOOTBALL

practice games: Fresno 0-13, Palo Alto 20-6, Sequoia 0-19. Practice record 1-2. League: Monterey 0-0, Lost to Salinas, Hollister 0-7, Watsonville 20-6. League 1-2-1. League standings: Salinas 4-0, Hollister 3-1, Monterey 1-2-1, Santa Cruz 1-2-1, Watsonville 0-4. Season 1-5-1.

Halfback and star shot putter Ralph Basset broke his collar bone in the second game of the season. Lineman: Bill Beaver, Connolly, Arthur McLaughlin, Joe Armanini, Bob Loehr, Wise, Reno Rosellini and Don Rodriquez. QB Johnny Haslam; halfbacks Bill Clemenson, Dominic Lippi, Vandiver; fullback and kicker. Kenny Gleason. Gleason went on to play and coach at Fresno State and he recruited other Santa Cruzan’s to play at Fresno as well.

Other players: Clark, Salmonson, Oliphant, McMurphy, Webber, Thorpe, Wilson, Haber, Pinard, Hilliker, Corey, Tefertiller, Wood and Cursi.

Cardinals and Toreadors Battle to Scoreless Game Before 1500 Spectators. Officially opened the CCAL conference in a nothing to nothing tie against Monterey under the lights at Community Athletic Park. Both teams were evenly matched and both displayed fine football.
Although SC threatened to score several times, we fell short each time. Linemen Beaver, McLaughlin, Connolly, Armanini, Rosellin and Rodrigues were stoppers, instrumental in breaking up many plays as well as throwing the Toreadors for losses. The Cards line was heavier and consequently made more first downs, by the ratio of 11-1? Back, Kenny Gleason ran around the ends and through the line. He accounted for the longest run, when he intercepted a pass and ran it 30 yards to the Monterey 18, which was the closes either team got to the goal line. Johnny Haslam returned punts and made fast dashes around end. Bill Clemensen in his first year of football, did well running interference from his fullback spot.

Before 2500 spectators, Santa Cruz defeated Watsonville 20-6 in the annual Armistice Day game. The Cards entered the game with a fighting desire, but did not succeed in scoring until the second quarter. In the third quarter both teams scored and in the last round SC again pushed the ball over for the final score.

Improvements Made On Football Field. In the Spring, the PE teachers had their classes working to replace the grass which was worn away during the season. The boys who did not dress for class, have been put to work cleaning away weeds which make it hard to see the stakes used for the starting and ending marks for track. People power rather than motor power.

Although we had few victories, six members of the squad were ALL CCAL choice for first and second teams. First team members were Kenneth Gleason, Arthur McLaughlin and Joe Armanini. Second team were Bill Beaver, Reno Rosellini and Don Rodriguez.

LIGHTWEIGHT FOOTBALL

Monterey 0-7, Salinas 0-6, Hollister 0-7, Watsonville 0-0. League record 0-3-1. Last in league. League standings: Hollister 3-0-1, Monterey 3-1, Watsonville 1-1-2, Salinas 1-3, Santa Cruz 0-3-1.

Owing to the fact that most of the championship players of 1932 were graduated or were eliminated by the new lightweight ruling on weight, height and age, which is more stringent then in the past. Only one veteran returned. Many of the sophomores should be returning next year.

Like in the heavyweight game, the Cardlets played their best game against Salinas in a 0-6 loss. Salinas made the winning touchdown by recovering a fumble behind the goal line.

In the last game of the year, Santa Cruz battled Watsonville to a scoreless tie. Although touchdowns were threatened a number of times, neither team succeed in pushing the ball over for a score.

Lightweights linemen: centers, Bastade and Peterson; guards, Foster, Matulich, Buck and Loffoli; ends, Freeman, Miltz, Manildi, Loyst and Nelson. Quarterbacks, Iwanaga and Bennett; halfbacks, Strong, Masamori and Bowles; fullbacks, Johnson and Hedgepeth.

BASKETBALL

practice games: Boulder Creek 23-20, 15-13; beat Los Gatos, Palo Alto 28-23, 16-32; Chaminade 27-16, 22-13; San Jose 11-13. Practice record 6-2. League: Salinas 17-27, 23-27; Monterey 23-17, 21-17. Watsonville 14-17. 13-15. League 2-4, third place. Season 8-6. League standings: Watsonville 5-1, Salinas 3-3, Santa Cruz and Monterey 2-4.

Varsity forwards, Dominic Lippi, Dowden and Al Adams; guards, Kenny Gleason and Reno Rosellini; center, Ormsby. Subs: Whichelow, Holsey, Hughes, Pinard, Corey, Thorpe, Williams and Baldwin.

Five hundred enthusiastic fans saw an excellent game between Salinas and SC. The top players for SC were Lippi, Dowden and Adams. Salinas led up through most of the third period, when SC put on a spurt to gain a 4 point lead. But Salinas regained the lead to win 23-27.

In the 21-19 victory over Monterey, the score was tied 5 times in the second half. But the Cards scored a free throw and a basket to win the game. Acting captain, Dominic Lippi turned in the most spectacular game, accounting for 10 points, nearly half the Cards total points. Dominic has proved himself to be the fastest man the Cardinals have and has been high point man in the last three games. Time and again he broke through the Toreador defense as well as intercepting their passes. Al Adams played well at guard and scored the winning basket. Kenny Gleason played steady ball as did Max Dowden, who accounted for 5 points and Holsey with 4.

LIGHTWEIGHT BASKETBALL CHAMPIONS

5-1 record
Practice games: Chaminade 22-6, won. League: Salinas 17-16, 28-11; Monterey 13-5, 13-18; Watsonville 18-14, 29-14. League record 5-1 for championship. Season 7-2. League standings: Santa Cruz 5-1, Watsonville and Salinas 3-3 and Monterey 2-4
Unlike the football lightweights, basketball has four lettermen returning from last year.

Starters: forwards, Ley, Stoodley and Miranda; center, Stoodley; guards, Johnson and Newlove. Subs: Lynn, Haslam, Hedgepeth, Cacace and Richardson.

The only league loss came against Monterey, who was second to last in the league. The second team started and got behind. The first team was off when they went in and SC only scored 13 points in the game.

Card Babes Cinch Title by 29 to 14 score. By playing as a whole unit instead of individuals, the Cardlets doubled the Wildkittens score. Very few goals were missed by the SC squad. The passes clicked, their goal work was fine and it was a good fast game. Watsonville was on defense most of the time. Hedgepeth was high point man with 8 points. Haslam made four for four on the foul line.

BASEBALL

practice games: Chaminade 3-5, 9-2 Practice record 1-1. League: Gonzales 13-0, Gilroy 12-13, Hollister 0-4, Watsonville 2-3 League 1-3, fourth place. Season 2-4. Monterey and Salinas did not play.

Baseball is a rebuilding team with only one member of last years team returning. A batting order for a game: Jim Nicholson SS; Ben Perry 1B; Tony Medina 2B; Cecil Hedgepeth 3B; Don Rodriquez LF; Al Haber CF; Merton Wilson RF; Bill Clemenson P; Bill Beaver C; Pitchers, Dowden, Holsey and Rosellini. Sub: Merino Cursi. Bill Clemenson went on to pitch in the major leagues.

Cardinals Defeat Hill Toppers In Final Game. Bill Clemenson held the Panthers scoreless for the first four innings. In the fifth the Panthers scored their two runs. Ben Holsey chucked the last two innings. Bob Baldwin went 3 for 4 and Bill Beaver went 2 for 4. Medina, Perry, Haber and Rodrugues each collected a hit. Lineup: Nicholson, Medina, Perry, Beaver, Haber, Hedgepeth, Baldwin, Rodrigues, Clemenson and Holsey.

The 15 men chosen for the Legion team are SCHS players who will be back to play next year. Players and positions: Knapp and Newman, catchers; Clemenson, Cursi and Pellegrini, pitchers; Miranda 1B; Jesson 2B; Doug Ley 3B; O’Loughlin SS; Nicholson L; Simi CF; Mullins RF; Utility: Mazzoni, Pinkham, Loyst, Clark, Ron Hedgepeth and Silva.

TRACK

seventh place in league. Scored 12 points at NCS and 2 points at STATE

Track aspirants have been working during their PE periods and after school grading and leveling the track and now have it in fine shape.

In the opening three way meet with Pacific Grove and Monterey, the lightweights took first place and the heavyweights third.

Against Salinas and Montezuma the lightweights again took first place, but the heavyweights took second.

Against Watsonville and Hollister the heavyweights took first and the lightweights third. In a dual meet with Watsonville the heavyweights won.

There will be a qualifying track meet before the CCAL finals to pair down participates to 6 for each event. The purpose is to cut down on the time it takes to run all the events and speed up the finals.

Hollister won CCAL with 39, Salinas second with 28 and SC seventh with 6. The poorest showing from the Cardinal track team ever. Even though the team came in seventh, it had Ralph Basset who broke the CCAL record for the shot put at 49’11” to qualify him for NCS. At NCS, Ralph nearly tied his record put with a 49’6” for second place. At STATE, he placed sixth.

Glenn Rawley won the 100 yard dash in 10.6 and 220 in 24.6 at the Watsonville meet.

Lightweights were fifth in league. Brad Lynn set a new CCAL record for the discus at 159’10. Brad also did the shot put. Others who placed: Don Johnson, broad jump, high jump and hurdles; Alan Nittler, high jump and 440; Harry Phillipion, 660.

Other team members; Pedemonte in sprints and broad jump; Rowley sprints; Braverman discus; Sid Ormsby in 880; Templeton in mile; Dodd hurdles; George Nelson pole vault, his best was 10‘6”, the Dotta brothers transferred from San Jose and both are pole vaulters and Reed 440.

TENNIS LEAGUE

Monterey beat SC in the tournament finals.
Number one singles player in the league Bill Bibbins, will also advance to NCS matches. Other players: Smith, Hill, Lewis, Soria, Bennett, Hooper and Wright. The doubles teams: Bibbins and Wright; Lewis and Hooper; Smith and Soria.

The tennis team started the season with five of the finest new courts on the Pacific Coast, recently completed and reserved for high school students on school days. They are equipped with a quick draining system, bleachers and the best of tennis nets. In addition to the five courts, the school has purchased many racquets for the use of the students in the physical education classes. Because of the new courts, interest in tennis has been greatly aroused and it is hoped hat it will develop into one of the major sports of the school.

The tennis team practices the year around. In the Fall they practice three days a week on the Casa Del Ray courts and play tournaments against one another. The regular league play starts in the Spring. Over the years SCHS has dominated the league.

Represented by a strong team, SC entertained fond hopes of securing the championship title this year, but lost their match to Monterey 4 to 7. They did defeat last years champions, Pacific Grove 10-1, Watsonville 11-0 and Hollister Junior College 11-0.

FORMER PLAYERS

Bud Beasley a three sport star with his main sport of baseball lasted his life time, he also played lightweight football and basketball. Bud went on to play for the University of Nevada baseball team and was a long time Reno baseball coach and teacher. He taught into his eighties. He and his wife had five children, but still took in many foster children, who needed their help. Bud played minor league baseball and for many years played for the Reno town team.

Henry Leibbrandt was a starter for San Jose State winner of the Far Western Conference.

Bill Staples was a speedy hard hitting regular player on the Fresno State frosh football team.

Bob Hughes former SCHS tennis star in now a member of the Cal tumbling team.

Cal freshman, Les Voorhees Runs His Fastest Mile against Stanford winning the mile in his fastest ever at 4:29.3


1935

Coaches: Miggs Dressel, varsity football, lightweight basketball and head of track and golf; Merle Briggs, varsity basketball and lightweight football; Stevens, tennis.

SC WON THREE CHAMPIONSHIPS THIS YEAR

in Basketball, Baseball and Tennis.

The center jump after each made basket in basketball was done away with. When basketball began to be played their were no jump balls after every basket, which slowed down the games tremendously. Now the only time jump ball will be used is at the start of quarters and on held balls.

FOOTBALL

practice games: Commerce (SF) 0-33, Montezuma 13-6, Palo Alto 7-19, Los Gatos 7-20, Pacific Grove 20-7, Gilroy 25-6. Practice record 3-3. League: Hollister 30-0, Monterey 12-6, Salinas 0-32, Watsonville 0-7, League 2-2, third place. Season 5-5.

In the column ‘SPORT-O-TORIAL’ in the first Trident of the year, the following is a partial portion of it. We all know that support is needed for any enterprise. Football teams are no exception. If you do not come to support the Cardinals, came to see if they are worth supporting. To you the Cardinal gridders we say, tonight we challenge you to show the doubters that you are worthy of supporting. Give all you have to prove your worth. Then if the students see fit to support you, you will be far on your road to championship honors.

The Red and White have 47 candidates report for the heavyweight squad and 54 for lightweights. Our perpetual rivals, the Apple City Wildcats reported a record grid turnout of a hundred candidates. Doctor McPherson has been selected to care for injuries to players.

(After playing three years of football without one loss, Salinas bowed to St Ignatius of SF 13-0.)

For the first game of the season, last years San Francisco city champs, Commerce High came to town and beat our boys handedly. In its previous game played at Kezar Stadium in San Francisco, they tied Sacred Heart before 6,000 excited fans.

First league game headlines: CARDINALS BEAT HOLLISTER. Cards turn table in surprise victory, 33-0. Lynn and Clemenson make most large gains. The experts were wrong again. They predicted Hollister as potential league champs and SC as the cellar dweller. Brad Lynn, Bill Clemenson and Don Rodriguez took turns running the ball from near their own goal for a score. Lynn did the final honors for the score. Johnson converted. In the second quarter the Cards started from mid field, then with the biggest play being a pass from Rodriguez to Johnson got down to the 20 yard line. Lynn made one of his squirming, twisting runs for his second goal. Clemenson bucked over the conversion. In the third, Lynn and Clemenson ran it down to within inches of the goal and Rodriguez took it over. Lynn roamed around end for his third score and Johnson converted. Clemenson intercepted a pass and ran 35 yards for a score. The whole team played well, but Brad Lynn and tackle, Roy Connolly were the brightest spots for the Cards.

In the 12-6 win against Monterey, Rodriguez lived up to his name as a passer by whipping passes to Cecil Hedgepeth in the first and last quarters for touchdowns. The “Dons”, Johnson and Rodriguez were outstanding. Johnson did some classy running back of punts, while Rodriguez showed real passing ability. Harold Wells was particularly impressive in the line.

Starters for the final game: ends, Cecil Hedgepeth, Ray Hedgepeth, Bill Cantwell, George Nelson and Tom Williams; tackles, Bill Pinard, Elmont Gransbury, Marvin Newman and Roy Connolly; guards, John Sapone, Harold Wells and Abie Haber; centers, Leland Vandiver and Louis Mazzachelli; quarterback, Don “Chick” Johnson; halfbacks, Brad Lynn, Mert Wilson, Marion Sloan and Bill Clemenson; fullback, Don Rodriquez.

Top players Brad Lynn, Cecil Hedgpeth, Bill Clemenson and Louie Haber.

LIGHTWEIGHT FOOTBALL

Practice games: Montezuma 7-0, St Francis of Watsonville 13-0, Los Gatos 20-0, Pacific Grove 20-7. Practice record 4-0. League: Hollister 0-8, Monterey 0-12, Salinas 22-0, Watsonville 0-12. League record 1-3. Season 5-3.

Starting line up: ends, Bob Williams, Tudder, Decoto and Don Ley; tackles, Elmer Hoover, Earl Tefertiller and Willis Schmidt; guards, Charles Martin, Beverino, Curtis, Sapone, Pappas and Lyle Loehr; center, Marsden Peterson; quarterbacks, Frank Masamori and Wilson; halfbacks, Mel Padilla, Sloan, Nelson, Burchett and Charley Bennett; fullback, Ira Noah. Subs: Scott, Beck, Gaxiola, Iwanaga and Radford.

In the first game of the season against Montezuma, Mel Padilla from Aptos proved to be a valuable find, displaying a fine passing ability. He did a respectable job of punting. A pass from Padilla to Bob Williams late in the first quarter brought the only score. Frank Masamori bucked over for the extra point.

Scoreless wonders win from Salinas 22-0. In the first quarter, Schmidt blocked a punt and recovered on the Salinas 11 yard line. Noah carried for 8 yards and Burchett carried it over for a touchdown. Ley passed to Hoover for the final score.

BASKETBALL

did away with the center jump after each made basket. The only time jump ball will be used is at the start of quarters and on held balls.

Both the varsity and lightweight basketball teams won CCAL this year.

HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONS

Practice games: San Jose 16-27, Chaminade 26-21, Montezuma 26-24, Palo Alto 24-19, Sequoia 18-23, Pacific Grove 18-21, Boulder Creek 15-10, Los Gatos 22-24. Practice record 4-4. League: Salinas 18-13, 23-24; Monterey 17-16, 35-19; Watsonville 14-10, 20-13. League record 5-1. Season record 9-5. League standings SC 5-1, Watsonville 4-2, Monterey 3-3 and Salinas 2-4.

The varsity squad to begin the season: forwards, Brad Lynn, and Ben Holsey; center, Russell Mullins and guards, Don Johnson and Cecil Hedgepeth. Subs: Andy Maranta, Kyle Pyle, Pinkham, Willard Lentz, Tilio Rosellini, Harry Davis, Stocking, Young, Reese, Clemenson, Edmunds, Thorpe, Casimer Forde and Stan Miranda.

After five practice games, the coach conferring with Co-captains, Don Johnson and Benny Holsey and they decided to cut the squad to ten players. The team was picked on the following qualities: playing ability, mental attitude, improvement in play, possible improvement, number of semesters in school, dependability and training. The rest of the players will play together as a team in the City League.

The starting line up for the first league game a 18-13 win over Salinas with points scored. Forwards, Brad Lynn 2, and Cecil Hedepeth 6; center, Ben Holsey 4; guards, Don Johnson 2, and Russell Mullins 4. Sub, Willard Lentz. Others on squad: Karl Pyle, Stan Miranda, Norman Thorp and George Twitchell. Russ Mullins showed the brightest for SC, by taking constant advantage of his height, taking the ball off the backboards. He also played his best defensive game of the year. Don Johnson played his usual strong game at guard.

In a practice game with Pacific Grove, the reserves played most of the game in a 18-21 loss. Starters for this game were forwards, Miranda 3 and Lentz 4; center, Mullins 2; guards, Johnson 7 and Thorp 2. Subs: Twitchell and Pinkham.

Card heavies beat Monterey 35-19 to keep a one game lead in the league. The first quarter ended 9-8 for SC. At half SC led 16-12. The third quarter found SC scoring right and left with Ben Holsey leading the attack for a lead of 25-18. In the fourth quarter, SC scored 10 points and held Monterey to only one point. Scoring for the Cards: Holsey 10, Lynn 9, Mullins 7, Johnson 6 and Hedgepeth 3.

Over 300 SC students made the bus trip to Watsonville to help our boys beat Watsonville 20-13 to take the CCAL championship. The large turn out was a result of a bit of fiery oratory from “Doc” Fehliman, which literally lit the long waiting fuse and blew the student body into action. The principal got into the action, by reducing the cost for transportation in half from 20 cents to 10 cents. Playing on a larger court and before a capacity crowd and a cheering local supporters, the Cardinals showed great ability in hitting the basket. The Cards led throughout the game. At half time the Cards led 5-2. Starters at forward, Lynn and Holsey 2 each; center, Mullins 9; guards, Johnson 0 and Hedgepeth 4. Subs: Plyle 2, Davis 1, Miranda, Lentz, Miranti and Forde.

Selected ALL CCAL were Don Johnson, Ben Holsey and Brad Lynn.

LIGHTWEIGHT BASKETBALL CO-CHAMPIONS

with Salinas Practice games: Montezuma 26-15, Chaminade 16-10, San Jose 10-19, Palo Alto 11-15, Pacific Grove 11-12, Boulder Creek 17-10. Practice record 3-3. League Salinas 21-16, 15-21; Monterey 14-10, 13-11; Watsonville 12-11, 10-15. League record 4-2 co-champions. League standings for lightweights: SC and Salinas 4-2, Monterey and Watsonville 3-3. To see who would go to NCS playoffs, Salinas beat SC 22-17. Season record 7-6.

Line up at the start of the season: forwards, Bob Williams and Chuck Bennett; center. Don Ley; guards, Al Newlove and Woodrow Richardson. Subs; Sid Carter, George Wilson, Bill Hertle, Venturini, Sweeney and Alvin Harris.

The lightweight squad was also cut to ten players, who also beat Salinas 21-16. The starting line up with points scored. Forwards, Bob Williams 6, and Chuck Bennett 5; center, Don Ley 4; guards, Woodrow Richardson 0 and Al Newlove 4. Subs: Sid Carter, Bill Hertle and Ernie Venturini 2. Other players: Alvin Harris, Charles Bennett and George Wilson.

Against Pacific Grove in a practice game 11-12 loss, the lightweights also gave their substitutes some experience as they started and played most of the game. Forwards, Hertle 0 and Venturini 2; center, Harris 2; guards, Wilson 1 and Richardson 3. Subs: Carter 3 and Williams 0.

The Cardettes win over Monterey was the hardest fought game of the year. Both teams played strong defensively with the first quarter ending 2-2. At half it was SC 5-3. Monterey tied the score in the third 7-7. “Woody” Richardson dropped in the winning field goal for the final score of 13-11. Scoring and playing: Richardson 4, Williams 3, Bennett, Newlove and Carter 2 each, Ley 0.

In the last league game, Watsonville won 10-15 to force the Cardlets into a tie with Salinas for league. A playoff game will be played in Salinas. The first quarter ended 2-2. Half time it was Watsonville 8-9. The third quarter was scoreless. Watsonville scored 6 points and Ley scored for SC for the final of 10-15 Wildkittens. Starting at forward Williams and Bennett 2 each; center, Ley 4; guards, Richardson and Newlove 2. Subs: Carter, Wilson, Hertle, Venturini and Harris.

In the playoff game against Salinas, the Cardlets led by captain Al Newlove, ran up a 13-7 lead in the first half and played way over Salinas’ heads. Salinas came back in the third quarter to tie and take the lead. From then on SC was on the defensive. Salinas won 17-22.

BASEBALL LEAGUE CHAMPIONS

practice games: Montezuma 28-1, (San Jose Tech 8-7 end of season game), Mountain View 4-3, Chaminade 4-4, 7-3, Practice record 4-0-1. League: Watsonville 0-8, 4-3, 8-2; Gonzales 13-6, Gilroy 10-4, 16-8; League record 5-1 Champions. No Salinas and Monterey again. Beat San Jose Tech champs of the PAL league 8-7 at the end of the season. Season record 9-1-1.

Since the upper field next to the new tennis courts is being graded, renovated and a new backstop put up, SCHS has secured the Community Athletic Park on California Street, for all games this year. Now with a fine playing field and with a turnout expected to be one of the largest in the history of the school, it is hoped a greater interest in following baseball will result. The team did take advantage of the nice facility to have a championship season.

In preparation before the season starts, every Sunday at Community Park one will find it filled with young, anxious ball players working out.

Howard Knapp and Bill Clemenson split the pitching duties in the first league game against Gonzales. Knapp was credited with the win. Stan Miranda led the hitters with 3 hits. Catcher, Don Knapp and Hedgepeth followed with 2 hits each.

Bill Cantwell scattered four hits in the 4-3 win over Watsonville for the second league win.

In the 16-8 win over Gilroy, Nicholson hit his third home run of the year. Les Ley and Howard Knapp hit homers also. Don Knapp slammed out two triples and a single. Howard Knapp relieved starter Cantwell and pitched good ball for six innings. Clemenson allowed one hit in the last frame.

Cardinals Win CCAL Baseball Championship with an 8-2 win over Watsonville. Playing inspired ball behind the backing of over one hundred loyal students, the whole team played a magnificent game to reverse a 0-8 loss earlier in the season. Bill Clemenson was the hero of the game allowing only 3 hits. Until the fourth inning there was no score. Watsonville plated their first run this inning. In their half of the fifth, the Cards scored 6 runs on 7 hits. Watsonville scored another run in the sixth and SC scored 2 more in the seventh. Captain and SS, Jim Nicholson was the hitting star of the game with a home run and a single. Don Ley and Davis also had two hits out of the Cards 10 total hits. Starting batting order line up: Jessen 2B, Don Knapp C, Hedgepeth RF, Nicholson SS, Les Ley 1B, Davis LF, Freitas CF, Don Ley 3B, Clemenson P.

The line up listed in place in the batting order, then by name, position and batting average. Jim Jessen 2B, 261; Don Knapp C, 273; Cecil Hedgpeth RF, 381; Les Ley 1B, 333; Harry “Red” Davis LF, 333; Emmett Freitas CF, 273; Don Ley 3B, 273; Bill Clemenson ace P. 250. Others: Stan Miranda 273; Howard Knapp 428; Cantwell 200; Joe Panattoni, Clark, George Twitchell, John Mazzoni, and Willard Lentz.

After the league season the Cards played San Jose Tech, who won the PAL (Peninsula Athletic League, covering schools in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties). Down 2-7 going into the last inning the Cards scored 6 runs to win 8-7. San Jose not only won their league, but beat the Frosh teams from St Marys and Stanford.

All but a few returning players for next year continue playing Legion ball after the high school season. It is basically against the same players in the other local towns they played against in high school. Bill Clemenson continued his torrid strike outs per game averaging double figures for high school and legion. One three game stretch Bill averaged 17 strike outs a game.

TRACK

team placed third in the CCAL meet and scored 10 points at NCS and 3 points at STATE

Darold Young, a transfer as a senior from Turlock, broke the CCAL 880 record and nearly did it in the mile also. Darold scored 76 points for the season.

At the CCAL meet Lloyd Dodd took a first in the 220 low hurdles. Ernie Pinkham took third in the football throw. Cecil Hedgpeth high jumped 5’10 for second place. All qualifying for NCS.

At the NCS Darold Young took first in the 880 and mile. Lloyd Dodd in the 220 low hurdles and Ernie Pinkam in the football throw qualified for NCS, but did not place.

At STATE Darold Young took third in 880. With all this success Darold earned a scholarship to Cal.

Other members of the team: Brad Lynn 100 and 220. Rosellini, Biggs, Johnson, Mazzachelli, Pacheco, Ryan, Cantwell, Nicholson, Maranta, Gransbury and Mullins.

For the lightweights at the CCAL meet Engle took a first in the 440 and a third in the 220. Harry Hillipsen took a first in the 660.

Other team members: Nittler, Schmidt, Allison, P. Lynn, Macaulay, Carter, Thompson, Davis and Wackerman.

TENNIS LEAGUE CHAMPIONS

and scored points at NCS. Senior, Bill Bibbins played tennis and golf. Bill was the number one tennis player in the league two years in row. Bill made it all the way to the finals of STATE this year.

Doubles team Arthur Melliar and Fred Vanselus won league and advanced to NCS where the made it to the semi finals. Other team members: Norman Thorp, Don Johnson, Clarke Johnson, Ranold Dekkert, Mervin Jeantrout and George Wilson.

After winning league championships for 13 consecutive years, the tennis team had gone three years with out the cup. This year the team is back on track again.

INDIVIDUALS

Brad Lynn has been one of the best athletes at SCHS. Playing football, basketball and track for 3 years. This year he was an ALL CCAL basketball player on the championship team. Brad even as a sophomore running back in 1932 made long runs. Brad was All CCAL in football on a 4-2 league team. In 1934 set a new record for the lightweight discus. Brad went on to Notre Dame to play football. Brad lettered as a half back on the 1937 team with a 6-2-1 record. At the time Notre Dame was a power house in football. They were the team of the whole country. Fans took them as their own whether they went to Notre Dame or not.

Ben Holsey a three year starter in basketball and ALL CCAL this year on championship team along with Brad Lynn and Don Johnson.

Darold Young broke the CCAL 880 record and nearly did it in the mile also. At the NCS won first in the 880 and mile. At STATE took third in 880 two yards behind the winner in his fastest time for the year. Earned a scholarship to Cal.

Senior, Bill Bibbins played tennis and golf. Bill was the number one tennis player in the league two years in row. Bill made it all the way to the finals of STATE this year.

FORMER PLAYERS

Leo Harris a SCHS grad and an ALL COAST tackle for Stanford and now the head football coach at Fresno State, brought his team to Santa Cruz for preseason practice at the first fairway of the SC golf Club. He is being assisted by a former SCHS coach, “Rabbit Bradshaw”, who was an assistant football coach at Stanford last year . Local gridders on the squad are Bill Staples, Dave Beaver and Philip Souza all prominent in athletics here. On the Fresno teams schedule are local opponents, Santa Clara, San Jose State and UC Ramblers.

Dario “Si” Simoni played a good game at tackle for San Jose State against Stanford until forced out with a leg injury.

Former Cardinals at Fresno State. Kenny Gleason, captain of last years SCHS team is the starting fullback for the frosh team. Another starter is end Reno “Duck” Rosellini.
On the Varsity, Phillip “Sac” Souza is a third stringer. Other SC athletes at Fresno are Loren Nickels, David Beaver, Howard Kelly and Roy Bergazzi, who will later play on the first baseball team for Fresno.

Johnny Haslam is playing first string quarterback for the Southern Methodist University in Texas freshman team.

Wayne Osborne, who played in the Pacific Coast league last year has moved up to the major leagues this year.


1936

Coaches: Miggs Dressel, varsity football, lightweight basketball and head of track; Merle Briggs, varsity basketball and lightweight football; Stevens, tennis, thirteenth championship out of fifteen years..

(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 the year 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.)

SC won three championships for the second year in a row by the same teams. Basketball was co-champion with Watsonville. Baseball and Tennis won straight out. Tennis won the doubles in NCS and both singles and doubles at CCAL tournament. Track captured two points at NCS.

PE classes. New system in gym classes to be tried. In an attempt to get athletes home in time for dinner, especially the boys who live out of town, all athletes will take gym sixth period so they can start practice sooner. Anyone planning to go our for a team next semester should sign up with his coach now.

FOOTBALL

practice games: Palo Alto 0-13, Jefferson 6-13, Montezuma 0-0, Los Gatos 20-0, Gilroy 7-13, Mountain View 0-15, Pacific Grove 0-26. Practice record 1-5-1. League: Hollister 0-0, Salinas 0-6, Watsonville 6-13, Monterey 0-0. League record 0-2-2. fourth place. Season 1-7-3. League standings: Watsonville 4-0, Salinas 3-1, Hollister 1-2-1, Santa Cruz 0-2-2 and Monterey 0-3-1.

Returning players Bill Pinard, Bob Williams, Don Ley and Bill Clemenson. Players by position: Ends, Ray Hegepeth, Andy Maranta, Thornton and Bob Williams; tackles, Elmond Gransbury and Bill Pinard; guards, Vic Foster, Lyle Loehr, Tefertiller, Forde; centers, Louis Mazzuchelli and Reese; quarterback, Bill Clemenson and Don Ley; halfbacks, Nick Matulilch, Lusby, Ernie Pinkham, Stan Miranda and George Twitchell; fullback, Mel Padella.

Padilla leads Cardinals to tie with Hollister. Before a fine crowd the Cards outplay Haybaler eleven. Determined that Hollister should not cross their goal line and held themselves to that promise. The only time the Haybalers crossed the goal line was when they slowly walked across it during half time on their way to the locker room. The outstanding play in the first quarter Mel Padella broke away for thirty yards around left end behind good blocking. The best play of the second quarter was a fake and pass from Pinkham to Hedgepeth for 10 yards and a first down. Santa Cruz opened the second half and Lynn and Clemenson combined to gain 22 yards lugging the ball. Clemenson for another 8 yards over right tackle. A pass from Pinkham to Padilla and a line dive brought them up to the Hollister 30 line stripe. An attempted pass was fumbled and Hollister recovered. In the last four minutes of the game Padella intercepted a pass and lugged the ball back 20 yards. Hollister intercepted a pass as the game ended.

Padella’s runs during games are nothing, when compared to his runs home all the way to Aptos every evening after practice to keep in shape.

Cards in full strength to meet Salinas, who has won the championship for the last 10 years in their new stadium. Cards out play Cowboys, but lose contest 0-6. Cards make 12 first downs to Salinas’ 8.

On Armistice day SC scored the only points undefeated Watsonville had given up in the season. It started with Padilla, an outstanding safety, broke away on a nice gain on an end run late in the game. Pinkham slashed off about 20 yards through the line. A long pass from Pinkham to Hedgepeth put the ball on the 3 yard line. Three plays netted 2 ½ yards. On fourth down Clemenson drove over the remaining inches.

SC and Monterey played to a scoreless tie on Thanksgiving day. The only high spots of the game were when Mazzuchelli intercepted a pass on the SC 25 yard line and ran it back 65 yards to the Monterey 15. The other was Pinkham’s 40 yard pass to Don Ley down to the 20 yard marker. Starting line up: ends, Thornton and Williams; tackles, Connolly and Gransbury; guards, Foster and Tefertiller; center, Louis Mazzuchelli and Reese; quarterback, Padilla; backs, Matulich, Clemenson, Ley and Austurias.

LIGHTWEIGHT FOOTBALL

Practice games: Watsonville 0-19, Los Gatos 6-0, 27-0. Practice record 2-1. League: Hollister 6-6 won on forfeit, Salinas 6-0, Watsonville 0-26, Monterey 7-0. League record 3-1 for second place. Season record 5-2. Final league standings: Watsonville 4-0, Santa Cruz 3-1, Hollister 2-1-1, Salinas 1-2-1 and Monterey 0-4.

Ends, Mullin, Wilson; tackles, Hendricks, Maloney, Young, Barrowclough and Alexander; guards, Parker, Hazelton and Boell; center, and captain Scott; quarterback, Sid Carter; halfbacks, Ross, Davis, Richardson and Burchett; fullback, Parker. Subs: Alexander, Noah, Schmidt, Macauley, McMurphy, Hayford, A. Carter, Thompson and Sco Thoma.

Attack gives Cardettes victory over Salinas. A 30 yard pass gives Babes 6-0 win. SC turned back a Salinas team that outweighed them greatly. Carter and Richardson proved to be the “big guns” of the Cardlet attack. It was always this pair who crashed the line and skirted the ends for gains. A pass from Carter to Mullin was the lone score. Defensively Hazelton, Hendricks and Barrowclough consistently broke up Salinas plays.

The last league game Cardlets outplay Monterey the entire game winning 7-0 and producing 8 first downs to Monterey’s 4. In the first quarter the Cardlets marched to the 10 yard line before an intercepted pass stopped the drive. Midway through the second quarter, Ted Parker intercepted a pass and ran 30 yards for the only score. Bert Boell converted the extra point. Sid Carter put two punts out on the 5 yard line. Captain, Jim Scott, Alexander, Wilson and Mullins were outstanding in the line. It has been a successful season.

BASKETBALL CO-CHAMPIONS WITH WATSONVILLE

Practice games: Los Gatos 44-22, Palo Alto 25-21, Montezuma 31-30, Chaminade 15-16, 26-22; Boulder Creek 23-12, 20-13. Practice record 6-1. League: Monterey 28-12, 33-15; Salinas 17-19, 19-15; Watsonville 20-12, 20-29; Gonzales 29-14, 28-21; Gilroy 32-11, win. League record 8-2 ending the league tied with Watsonville for a Co-Championship. Season record 14-3 including the playoff game. League standings: Santa Cruz and Watsonville 8-2, Salinas 7-3, King City 6-2, Pacific Grove 3-5, Gonzales 3-5, Monterey 2-8, Gilroy 0-8. SC lost to Watsonville 17-18 in playoff to go to NCS.

Usual starters are center and captain, Willard Lentz. Forwards, mainstay from last years team Russ Mullins, Ernie Venturini and Sophomore Andy Maranta. First off the bench Bob Scholk a transfer from LA, Donald Ley and Bob Williams. Others; Casimir Forde, Ryan, Norman Thorpe, Les Ley and George Twitchell

Red Birds trounce Monterey Toreadors 33-15. Only one starter was in the opening line up. Scoring and points. Don Ley 2, Maranta 7, Mullins 11, Williams 1, Scholk 2, Lentz 2, Venturini 4. Whichelow 4, Twitchell, Les Ley, Forde, Ryan 0.

Cardinal Casabamen whip Watsonville 20-12. Ernie Venturini played a whale of a game defensively and broke up a great number of Watsonville plays. Whichelow was in good form playing one of his best games of the season. Watsonville took 59 shots at the basket connecting on only 3. Watsonville would take 5 or 6 shots at the basket before SC could regain possession of the ball. SC took 38 shots and made 6. The five starters played the whole game and all five scored. Maranta and Lentz 6 points each. Whichelow 4, Venturini 3, and Newlove 1.

The Cards ended the league season with an 8-2 record tied with Watsonville, who beat the Cards in the last game of the regular season 29-20 and force a playoff to go to NCS. Santa Cruz while playing good basketball could not fathom the Wildcats fast break or in some instances were just too slow to cope with the speed of the Apple City hoopsters. With the championship at stake, the Santa Cruz and Watsonville fans conducted themselves in such a commendable manners as to cause favorable comment from all sides. Too bad such fine spirit can not continue. Whichelow does not score much, but with his towering height keeps the other team from getting many push in shots under the basket. Line up and scoring. Forwards, Maranta 10 and Venturini 3. Center, Lentz 7. Guards, Whichelow and Newlove. Subs: Mullins and Scholk.

In the playoff to see who would represent the league in NCS playoffs. Headline: Cardinals Great in Defeat by Watsonville 17-18. Before a crowd of 1,000 in a fast and furious battle found the Cards leading their stronger rivals the entire game until the last minute of play, when Watsonville forged into the lead. SC played one of their best games of the season. Fast and hard, but playing clean. The Cards matched every effort of the Wildcat five. No single SC player can be singled out as it was a team game with every player doing his best to keep ahead of the Apple Pickers. Captain, Willard Lentz climaxed his career with another of his usually brilliant performances. He scored two sensational baskets to help keep the Cards in the game. Russ Mullins topped his season with a whale of a game. He was a veritable ball hawk and broke up Watsonville threats time after time. He was high point man with 5 points. The two stellar guards Al Newlove and John Whichelow, both made wonderful recoveries off the backboard and it was through their excellent guarding that the game ended so close. Newlove swished in a beautiful bucket to start the second half and Whichelow added a foul shot. Sophomore flash, Andy Maranta was closely guarded all evening, but still came up with 4 points. Ernie Venurini the only other Cardinal to play, broke up numerous Watsonville threats in the few minutes he played and sank a free throw for the last point of the night.

Champion Cards had two ALL CCAL players: Al Newlove and John Whichelow both guards.

LIGHTWEIGHTS Second place. Practice games: Los Gatos 29-15; Palo Alto 25-10, Montezuma 38-28, 16-17; Chaminade 23-19, win; Boulder Creek 15-19, 33-9; Practice record 6-2. League: Gonzales 26-11, win; Salinas 26-15, 21-25, Watsonville 16-12, 23-25; Monterey 22-19, 23-25; Gilroy 20-17, 36-13. League record 7-3, second place. Season record 13-5.
League standings: Salinas 8-2, Santa Cruz 7-3, Pacific Grove 6-3, Watsonville 6-4, Monterey 5-5, King City 5-4, Gonzales 1-8, Gilroy 0-9. Salinas won a playoff with Pacific Grove, B league champion.

Forwards, Sid Carter, Bill Hertle, Maloney and Walt Medina; Centers, Alfred Ball and Fomasi; Guards, Mullins, Kennedy, Richardson, George Wilson and Harry Davis.

Before 500 raving fans, the Cardlets beat their Hill Top foes Chaminade 23-19. With three minutes left, Chaminade sank a field goal to go up one point. Harry Davis tied the game at 19-19 with a free throw and on the throw in the gun went off. In the overtime period Wilson swished a free throw, Carter also sank a free throw to put the Cards up 21-19. George Wilson looped in a field goal from the foul circle as the gun sounded. Wilson was high scorer for the game with 12 points.

Against Salinas in a 26-15 win the Cardlets playing like champs piling up a lead of ten points in the first quarter and held it throughout the game. Alfred Ball popped them in from all angles and was high point man with ten points. Sid Carter handled the ball nicely and made a basket now and then. Scoring: forwards, Carter 5 and Medina 8; center, Ball 10; guards, Davis 1 and Wilson 0; Subs: Fomasi 0, Hertle 2, Richardson and Kennedy 0.

In a tight game, Monterey beat the Cardlets 23-25. Players and scoring: forwards, Carter and Hertle 2 each; center, Ball 11; guards, Wilson 1 and Richardson 0. Subs: Davis 3 and Medina 4.

BASEBALL CHAMPIONS

The second championship in a row and 3 out of the last 4 seasons. Practice games: San Jose 5-6, Montezuma 20-5, 19-2; in a three game series with Chaminade won, 6-0, and 0-2. (Chaminade three game series 2 wins 1 loss) Practice record 4-2. League: Hollister 8-4, 8-9; Salinas 9-1, 4-0; Watsonville 2-0, win. League record 5-1 for the championship. Season 9-3. League standings: Santa Cruz 5-1, Watsonville 4-2, Hollister 2-4 and Salinas 1-5.

Tuesday night the team was drilled on rules and signals. All players must pass a rules test before starting practice. The players were measured and a rumor prevails that new uniforms will be purchased for the team.

When is a homer not a homer? In the practice game with San Jose, two San Jose batters hit the old apple out of the park and both times were called out for failing to touch a base.

The line up and batting order for some games: Harry Davis SS; Burt Kitahara LF; Don Ley 3B; Don Knapp, C; Emmett Freitas CF; captain, Jim Jessen 2B; Bob Scholf RF; Les Ley 1B, Bill Clemenson P; Irving Pelligrini P; Paul Simi OF; Norell OF; Cecil Sweeney OF;

In the first league game a win 8-4 against Hollister, Bill Clemenson had things under control for most of the game, but was in hot water in the second inning. With the bases loaded, Bill promptly settled down and fanned the next two batters. He caught a pop up for the third out to end the threat. Hollister showed flashes of good play, but blew up when SC worked a perfect squeeze play.

Santa Cruz loses first league game to a team it had already beaten, Hollister. Headlines: Cards fail to hit in crucial moments. The Cards out hit their opponent 11 to 8, but lost the game 8-9. SC left 12 men on base and Hollister left 3. The big inning for both teams was the first when each scored five runs. Clemenson was out with an injured leg incurred while fishing for trout on the opening day of the fishing season. Burt Kitahara started and went two innings. Lefty Pellegrini took control the rest of the game. Top hitters were Knapp with 3 hits, Kitahara and Freitas with 2.

Clemenson and Pellegrini issued only one hit in 9-1 win over Salinas. Knapp, Jessen and Les Ley led the team at the plate with two hits each. Clemenson pitched the first three innings, fanning 6 and giving up no hits. Pellegrini pitched the last four innings fanning 5 and giving up the only hit of the game in the seventh.

Clemenson was back in the line up to shut down Watsonville with 2 hits and no runs. The scoring started in the fourth inning. Jessen led off with a walk. Scholk followed with a two base hit sending Jessen to third. Les Ley followed with another double scoring Jessen and Scholk. Ley was left stranded. Davis and Knapp had the other two SC hits of the game.

Behind Lefty Pellegrini’s flawless throwing, the Cards cinched the crown by defeating Salinas 4-0. In the second inning, the Cards scored without a hit. Three free passes and a Salinas error allowed a run. In the fifth a walk and two hits filled the bases. Freitas’ single plated two runs. Knapp followed with a fly ball sacrifice to bring in the final tally. Norell, Freitas and Davis had the only SC hits. Brilliant catches by Davis and Freitas helped keep Salinas with no runs.

From the Trident, it is a custom for championship teams at SC to enjoy feeds or parties given by the leading merchants of Santa Cruz. The boys are out soliciting. It is a giving year for the merchants as SCHS has won 3 titles this year. College Daze and Casons’ Creamery will be treating the team to milkshakes. The New Santa Cruz Theatre has planned a party. Hux of the Hux Service Station may possibly give the boys a feed.

In the last week of the season, between high school and legion ball SC won five games. Les Ley and Davis were the only ones to play in all five games. Legion ball is for players who are juniors or lower. Seniors are not eligible. The young legion team won two games, beating Hollister 16-1 and the Watsonville Pippins 13-1. The Cardinals beat Watsonville 2-0, and Salinas twice 9-1 and 4-0. In one week the teams scored 44 runs and allowed only 3. Pitchers Clemensen went 15 innings and Pellegrini 10 most in the high school games and Holton went 10 in the legion games. All three pitchers play legion ball and will be back to play for SCHS next year.

Trident writer: Attended the San Joaquin Valley baseball championship game and instead of playing before empty stands, as what normally happens locally, Merced a school about the size of Santa Cruz beat a much smaller school Reedley before 2,000 enthusiastic and we mean enthusiastic fans. A former SCHS player was a relief pitcher for Merced.

TRACK

Fifth in League. Scored 2 points at NCS and zero at STATE

Track members: Tichenor and Asturias 100, 220 and relay along with Ray Mullins and Al Carter. Carter 440; Norm Ryan and Intersimone 880 and mile; Ray Mullins 120 high hurdles; Hayford 220 high hurdles; Grandsbury and Ball pole vault; Smith and Mullins, high jump; Mazzuchelli and Ball broad jump; Maranta and Pinard, football throw, shot put and discus.

Lightweights: Al Thompson, 440 and 120 high hurdles. At NCS Al ran the varsity 880 and did well for himself. Henry Stevenson high jump; Lynn, discus; Joe Bilgri 660.
Al Ball qualified for the pole vault at NCS. He did not place at State, but equaled his best jump.

Other track men: Al Nittler, Al Smith, Ray Fomasi, Silva, Norman Thrope, Faraola, Mit Kawaguchi, Scofield Thoma, Walt Alexander, Fisher, Pelligrini, Hayford. Paul Smith, Lee Macauley, Burchett, and Ryan.

TENNIS CCAL CHAMPIONS

The doubles team of Melliar and Vanselus are the first from SCHS to win the North Coast Section of California Interscholastic Federation title. The matches were held at Stanford University. In the first round they defeated Alameda High 6-3, 6-8, 7-5. In the second round beat Mt Diablo easily 6-2, 6-4. In the finals the Cards surprised onlookers by upsetting the powerful Tamalpais combination 4-6, 6-3, 6-4. Both boys will be back next year.

Cardinals successfully defended its CCAL championship with a phenomenal clean sweep over Monterey, Pacific Grove and Salinas. Only Watsonville was able to win two individual matches again them.

In practice matches the Cards have beaten Los Gatos twice and lost to San Jose and Polytechnic of San Francisco.

Listed in order of the ladder: Arthur Melliar, Norman Thorp, Mervyn Jeantrout, Clark Johnsen, Fred Vanselus, Milton McDowell, Bill Bowen and Hemut Dekkert. The team will only lose three players next year: Thorp, Johnsen and Dekkert.

Won both CCAL and NCS Doubles, Arthur Melliar and Fred Vanselus won the CCAL doubles title again this year. But this year they did one thing more by winning NCS.

Melliar was the CCAL singles champ as well.

FORMER PLAYERS

Darold Young at San Mateo Junior College took first place in the mile at 4:34.1 at the Junior College meet at Kezar Stadium in San Francisco.

Kenny Gleason now at Fresno State, took third place in the discus and fourth in the shot put in the Far Western Conference meet. Kenny received his varsity letter and was second highest scorer on the team with 30 points. He is only a sophomore.

Harry Hooper Jr the son of major leaguer Harry Hooper, won his varsity letter in tennis and is now playing varsity baseball at St Mary’s. Harry had never played baseball before this season. Harry is a fast base runner and is developing into a fine outfielder.

Dave and Bill Beaver both earned their varsity letters for participation in baseball at Fresno State.

Reno Rosselini won a college golf tournament held at Fresno State. Reno also won his varsity letter in football.

Hod Kelly if Fresno State was chosen ALL Western Conference guard on this years basketball team.

Loren Nichols of Fresno State was given honorable mention as a forward in the Far Western Conference.

Joe Lantagne is a first string right end for San Jose State.

Allan Stoodley, John Halam and Harold Williams earned their freshmen numerals in basketball at San Jose State.

George Nelson has been winning wrestling matches for San Jose State.

Ray Carpenter is the heavyweight boxing sensation at Cal Poly kayoing every opponent facing him. He has won 12 consecutive bouts.

Joe Arminini and Brad Lynn have reported for football practice at San Mateo Junior College.

Les Voorhees placed fifth in the two mile race at the Coast Conference Meet at Cal’s Edwards field. All ten Coast Universities were entered. Les won the two mile event against Washington State in 9 minutes 54.7 seconds. He is reported to be improving fast. Against the National powerhouse USC, he took second in the two mile. Les has the reputation of never quitting in a race. He never gives up. Les won his sweater and Big C this season.

Roy Connolly played frosh football as a tackle at Santa Clara last year. He has reported for varsity practice this year.

Jim Nicholson is trying out with the Coast league Missions of San Francisco. Reports from SF papers say Nick is a fine prospect for the shortstop position and if he is not retained this year will be sent to Oklahoma in the Western League. He is not the only SC player now playing professional baseball. The other is Wayne Osborne now with the National league Brooklyn Dodgers. Wayne was released by the Dodgers and picked up by the Boston Bees also of the National league. He is being used as a reliever and in his first game went in and held the opposition scoreless.


1937

Coaches: Miggs Dressel, varsity football, lightweight basketball and head of track; Merle Briggs, varsity basketball and lightweight football; Stevens, tennis.

High School Has New Athletic Field. During the summer months men have been busy rebuilding the field. The track is now four hundred and forty yards long, to make one lap cover the 440 yard dash needed for track and four times around will equal a mile. The same finish line can be used for the 880 and mile races. The grass part of the field is now fifty yards longer, Leaving more room past the end zones.

The bleachers that ran along the side of the gym were torn down. Newly constructed bleachers are on the far side of the field, next to Myrtle Street and will seat 1,800 persons. There are moveable bleachers that can be put at one end of the field that will seat another 1,000.

A new wire fence now encloses the entire playing field with gates at Laurel and Myrtle streets. Spectators will enter the main entrance and the Myrtle Street gate. If it is desired to drive cars in, they will enter at the Laurel Street gate.

Boy’s Gym to Have New Electric Scoreboard. It is three feet wide, five feet long and four inches thick. It will be a big improvement over the small hand operated score board now in use.

From the Trident sports column Sport-O-Torial: All the Cardinal teams are the best dressed teams in the CCAL except the track team. Last year baseball had new suits. This year the football and basketball teams got new suits. Every person on the track team has a different colored suit. If a spectator did not know the person in the suit, they would have to guess what school they were from. Don’t these same boys in track play on other school teams? So we say “Make the track team look its best also.”

The Northern California Junior College Conference has added three new members this year to make it an eight team league divided by the size of the schools into A and B sections. Salinas is one of the three schools. Santa Cruz athletes will now be able to stay at home and play junior college ball. Salinas JC runs a bus from SC to Salinas.

Just before the start of the game between Watsonville and Monterey, one of the Watsonville forwards was declared ineligible by their coach as he is a nine semester man. The player was a star on the undefeated football team, who played in all the games. What will happen?

In the middle of February at a league meeting the board of managers decided not to award a football championship this year. Due to ineligible players at league leading Watsonville and second place Hollister, the league voted to not award a championship. With these two games becoming wins SC would have had a 2-2 record in league this year.

Among some of the things decided at the league board of managers meeting in May were the league would give the school who holds the CCAL meet $15 dollars in order to pay officials. Because basketball season was too long coming to an end this season, it was decided to start play on December 10 and have all games played before February 15. Instead of having A and B section meets in track, the schools will be divided by counties. Santa Cruz and San Benito in one meet and Monterey county schools in another. The big CCAL meet will involve all schools and will be rotated around to the different interested schools with the necessary facilities.

Trident sports column “the Squawk of the People”: Seriously, compliments are in order for this year’s supporters of the teams, school and townspeople alike. It seemed to make little difference whether SC had a losing team or winning. During the basketball season, we have had a good deal of the winning complex and large groups of home town rooters have followed the squads to all games, both out of town and at home. Although SC had a very poor football season, the rooting section was always well filled. With this same encouragement next year, winning teams may be produced. The two vocal cord straining yell leaders, Ed Danforth and Bob Lilly should be recognized for the great amount of effort they put into their work, which brought forth results.

FOOTBALL

practice games: Palo Alto 0-7, Sequoia 0-12, Los Gatos 19-0, Pacific Grove 34-6. Practice record 2-2. League: Hollister 0-6, Salinas 7-13, Monterey 7-15, Watsonville 7-25 League 0-4. Season 2-6.

After the first game of the season one of SCHS top athletes returns to school. Junior, Andy Maranta has been working hard all summer, is hardened up and is in the pink of condition to have an outstanding seasons in all sports for the old school this year.

Led by big Ernie Pinkham, the Cards passing fullback, the Cards were just too much for Pacific Grove who were beaten by a 34-6 score. Pinkham and his bullet passes can be given credit for all five touchdowns scored with Ray Hedgepeth and Andy Maranta as receivers.

Starting line up for some of the games: ends, Andy Maranta, Roy Hedepeth, Walt Alexander and George Rau; tackles, Bill Pinard and Les Ley; guards, Svend Hansen, Ray Voris and Totten; center, Hayford and Loehr; backs: Sid Carter, P. Lynn, Parker, Tichenor and Pinkham Other players: Linemen: Beebe, Dunham, Intersimone, Nelson, Poletti, Roach, J. Rittenhouse, Melvin Tefertiller, Tucker. Backs: Harry “Red” Davis and Asturias

In the 7-15 loss to Monterey the Cards lone score came in the third quarter after Hayford intercepted a pass, the Cards marched down the field with Ernie Pinkham carrying the ball for most of the yardage down to the one yard line. Pinkham then took the ball around left end for the Cards only touchdown.

The Hollister Free Lance chose Ernie Pinkham for ALL CCAL. Pinkham has been given a chance to go to Stanford, but his grades will hold him back.

At the awards assembly for football, Roy Hedgepeth was honored as the outstanding heavyweight player.

LIGHTWEIGHT FOOTBALL

Practice game: Los Gatos 6-6. League: Salinas 0-6, Hollister 0-19, Monterey 7-6, Watsonville 10-19. League record 1-3, fourth place. Season record 1-3-1.

The starting line up for some of the games: ends. Russ Mullins, Borden and Gozdenica; tackles, Panattoni, Van Selus, Bruno, Faneuf and Skelton; guards, Sco Thoma, Nicholson and Mc Murphy; center, Jim Scott; backs: Bill Leonard, Alexander, Ken Hickey, Ray Fomasi and Al Thompson. Other Lineman: Trumbly, Kawayucki, Mahood, Nelson, Owens, Butler, Gibbs, Dunn and Byler. Other Backs: Maloney and Shively.

The lightweights one win this season started off with Monterey scoring in the first quarter. The extra point kick by Monterey was blocked by captain, Jim Scott, which turned out to be the difference in the game. Later in the quarter, Scott blocked another punt over the goal line and it was recovered by SC for a touchdown. Ray Fomasi kicked the extra point that ended the scoring for the game. Final 7-6. After the game many of the players remarked the game was the roughest they ever saw action in. Fomasi and Bill Leonard were injured and will be out for the rest of the season.

At the awards assembly for football, Kenneth Hickey was honored as the outstanding lightweight player.

BASKETBALL

practice games: Palo Alto 26-24, Montezuma 23-10, 29-24; San Jose 29-23, Chaminade 23-29, 25-18; Los Gatos 27-11, 26-10; Mission (SF) 35-14. Practice record 8-1. League: Monterey loss, 28-21; Salinas 23-19, 28-20; Pacific Grove 39-5, 35-7; Watsonville won, 18-25; Boulder Creek 24-16, 30-23. League 8-2, second place. Season 16-3.
Monterey won the league and the Cards beat them in the last game.

Returning varsity starters are junior, Andy Maranta and two year starter Russell Mullin, plus lettermen Francis Venturini, Les Ley and Bud Ryan. Up from lightweights, two year starter George Wilson and Harry Davis.

The starters for the title contending varsity: forwards, Bill Leonard and Andy Maranta; center, Therman Fought; guards, Francis Venturini, captain George Wilson and Russell Mullin. Top subs: Bob Loehr, Harry Davis and Les Ley. Others Julian Hayford, Alvin Harris, Stan Mac Carty and Les Stocking.

The Cards had only three practices over vacation and have been working hard to get in shape for the opening of league against the strong Monterey quintet. These two teams are very different in their manner of playing. The Cardinals are a sucker shot (lay ups) team with a tight defense under the basket. The Toreadors are the sort of team that has five deadeyes and make many of their points from long shots. They form a circle around the basket (much like the teams do now with the three point line).

Staging a strong come back after being defeated by Monterey in their first league game the Cards 28-20 win over Salinas was one of the roughest games we have seen. Salinas had 13 fouls to 3 for SC. The Salinas star was forced from the game with an injury caused by a spill going after a ball with Andy Maranta. Likewise, George Wilson had to leave the game late in the second half, because of a bruised hip, when knocked down by a Salinas player. The Cards missed many shots, but their passing was much improved. So was their defense, which gave up few sucker shots. Therman Fought a recent transfer from Los Banos, who is tall and strong, started and played well. Starters: forwards, Maranta 9, Fought 0; center, Venturini 6; guards, Davis 5 and Wilson 3. Subs: Mullins 5 and Ley 0.

Watsonville was have a problem finding a court to practice on as the Watsonville auditorium was converted into a skating rink.

An indication of the progress the team made was their final game win 28-21 over league Champion Monterey, who was previously undefeated in league play. If the Cardinals played ball all season the way they did this game, they would have more than a moral championship victory to show for it. The team came out of the slump they were in with a heads up, full out effort. George Wilson was praiseworthy for his defense and passing. The scorers were Maranta 12, Leonard 7, Wilson 5 and Venturini 4. Other players who contributed mightily to the win: Fought, Hayford and Ley. This showed that championship material was there. Only one other game this season was comparable. The Palo Alto win 26-24 early in the season.

Andy Maranta was the league leading scorer with 114 points. Andy was also a ALL CCAL forward.

League stats for players listed by name, points scored, league games played and average points per game. Maranta 114, 10, 11.4; Venturini 40, 10, 4; Leonard 27, 5, 5.4 (graduated mid term); Wilson 21, 9, 2.3; Fought 18, 9, 2; Mullins 17, 8, 2.1; Davis 6, 7, 3; Loehr 6, 7, .9; Hayford 4, 9, .5.

The Cardinals scored 265 points in league play for a 26.5 points per game. They gave up 183 points for an average of 18.3 per game. A plus 8.2 points a game.

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LIGHTWEIGHT BASKETBALL UNDEFEATED CHAMPS UNDEFEATED IN NINETEEN GAMES

NO LOSSES FOR THE SEASON. *** There will be no NCS playoff games as the coach has the track teams to get ready for meets. Practice games: Palo Alto won; Los Gatos 19-15, 16-15; San Jose 17-13, Montezuma 31-10, 38-4; Chaminade 17-15, won; Mission of San Francisco 18-14. Practice record 9-0. League: Monterey won, 23-19; Salinas 20-13, 23-19; Pacific Grove 17-8, 13-6; Boulder Creek 38-6, 26-8; Watsonville won, 25-9. League record 10-0. Season record 19-0.

Seniors starters: forwards, Sid Carter for the third year and Ken Hickey; guards, captain Ray Fomasi and Lowell Kennedy, plus reserves Joe Panottoni and Ray Mullin. Center, Bob De Witt, Bob Bruno and Charles Dowden will be moving up to varsity next year. Returnees will probably be Leonard Ross, Irving Pellegrini, Lloyd Hebbron, Louie Panattoni, Mac Fisher, Le Baron Bliss and John Maloney.

Headlines: CARDLETS COP BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP. Pellegrini Stars in Deciding Victory over Watsonville. Carteretts cinch CCAL Championship by Drubbing Wildkittens 25-9. The Trident named the team Carteretts after the blond flash, Sid Carter for his three years of excellent playing for the lightweight team. The team was at its best tonight, with Lefty Pellegrini going wild to score 10 points and Carter accounting for 7, the Carteretts were just too much for the Kittens. After the game, even the Watsonville coaches were heard saying that SC was no doubt a championship team. Line up: forwards, Carter 7 and Hickey 1; center, DeWitt 3; guards, Fomasi 2 and Kennedy 2. Subs: Pellegrini 10, Fisher, Maloney, Ross, Panattoni, Mullins and Bruno 0 points.

Lowell Kennedy, the flashy guard was the star of the final game of the season with his long shots that thrilled the crowd and accounted for 8 his of his 9 points in the 23-19 win over Monterey to preserve an undefeated season. The Cardlets did not look good the first quarter although they out played their opponents, but they could not make their shots. Not until late in the second quarter did the boys find their eye and began to pull away. Fomasi was forced out of the game with his fourth foul early in the third quarter. Kenneth Hickey, although a small scorer, always turns in the best floor work for the team, played one of his best games. He stopped many of Monterey’ scoring chances. With three minutes left in the game, the second team entered the game with the score 21-12. They seemed to want to settle scores from the football game than play basketball. The lead got down to three points at one time. The line up for the game and points scored: forwards, Carter 4, Hickey 0; center, DeWitt 4; guards, Kennedy 9 and Fomasi 0. Subs, Pellegrini 6, Maloney, Panattoni, Mullin, Bruno, Ross and Fisher 0 points.

Since the team was not able to enter the NCS playoffs, they can feel good about defeating San Jose High champions of the Santa Clara and San Mateo county league called the PAL (Peninsula Athletic League), who they would normally have played in the NCS playoffs.

League stats for players listed by name, points scored, league games played and average points per game. Carter 51, 10, 5.1; Pellegrini 43, 10, 4.3; Kennedy 36, 10, 3.6; De Witt 30, 9, 3.3; Hickey 21, 9, 2.3; Fomasi 15, 10, 1.5; Ross 10, 9, 1.1; Maloney 8, 8, 1; Dowden 4, 3, 1.3; Bruno 3, 9, .3; Mullins 2, 6, .3; J. Panattoni 2, 7, .3; Fisher 2, 7, .3; L. Panattoni, Hebbron and Bliss did not score, played in two games. The Cardlets scored 227 points for an average per game of 22.7. Their opponents scored 116 points for a per game average of 11.6. A plus 11.1 per game.

Bill Leonard was given the team MVP trophy by the local Lions club.

Three lightweight players were chosen ALL CCAL: Sid Carter, Irvin “Lefty” Pelligrini and Bob De Witt.

BASEBALL CCAL CO-CHAMPIONS WITH WATSONVILLE

practice games: Chaminade 0-3, 4-2; Pacific Grove 3-2. Practice record 2-1. League: Watsonville 4-2, 2-6; King City 3-1, 3-2; Hollister 7-3, 3-5. Tied with Watsonville with a 4-2 league record. Co- Champions with Watsonville. In playoff SC 8 Watsonville 6. Season record 7-3.

The exceptional pitching duo of senior, Bill Holton and Junior, Irvin Pelligrini had a lot to do with this success. They had the advantage of being caught by quick, sure handed and strong throwing senior, George Wilson.

At first was senior and third year letterman Les “Feltonite and iron man” Ley, who made many great plays at first saving wild throws. At 2B is sophomore, Ray Mullins; 3B, Therm Fought; SS, Bill Leonard; Outfield, Tony Vierra, Donne Norell and Bill Holton, when not pitching. Others: Warren Byler, Lowell Kennedy, Bob Loehr, Hickey, Walter Pimentel

Cards In Disputed Win Over KC 3 to 2. Bill Holton held the Mustangs to three hits. The disputed play occurred when the King City catcher hit a triple in the last inning, only to be called out by the umpire, when Ben Holsey claimed the catcher missed first base. We think this was a rotten decision, because to most of the spectators it looked like the runner hit the bag in dead center, but the ump is always right. At least that is what he thinks. Bill Leonard was the star of the day, when he knocked out a triple in the first inning, which resulted in the first run. Again in the fifth, he connected to drive in Ray Mullins who was on second. The final and winning run came when Les Ley worked the “Old Coaches squeeze play”, which scored Don Norell from third on the dead run. The Cards have improved a lot in hitting, but not in fielding. In the sixth inning when King City scored their runs, the Cards could not get their hands on the ball. One grounder went through a players legs and the only thing stopping it was the fence.

Baseball Team Take Cats In Close Game. Cards eked out a 4-2 victory in the eighth inning when Watsonville made three errors. Byler the first man up singled, Fought followed suit and Leonard doubled scoring both runners. Ley whiffed, Kennedy walked and Leonard was caught stealing. Pellegrini and Wilson were both safe on errors. Kennedy scored during the errors. The other Card run came in the third, when Holton was walked home, while the bases were loaded. The Cards were alert and took advantage of every break in the game. Bill Holton gets credit for handcuffing the Cats power, but he received plenty of support in the pinches. Two double plays, Leonard to Mullins to Ley and Fought to Wilson to Ley, pulled the team out of a couple of bad holes.

Hollister Haybalers Bow to Santa Cruz Batsmen. Six Run Rally In Sixth Inning Features Come back win 7 to 3. At the time the Cards were trailing 1-3 and it was beginning to look bad. But the hitters began hitting hard grounders, which were to hot for the Balers. Before they knew what happened the Cards had scored six runs, mostly due to errors. Les Ley accounted for three hits. One was a home run in the first inning. Hollister countered with two homers, one of which drove in a runner also. Bill Holton held the Haybalers to 4 hits, while SC collected 8.

Cards Win Second Game From KC. Holton Outpitches King City Chucker For 3-1 Win At Bean City Diamond. The Cards out hit their opponents 8 to 7. Santa Cruz scored first when George Wilson walked, went to third on Holton’s single and scored on Mullins base hit.

Cards Win 1937 Baseball championship. Pellegrini Hurls Team To 8-6 Win over Watsonville In Play Off Game. Ley, Wilson, Fought Star in Wild Game.
With the support of a half crazed crowd, the Cardinal baseball team fought their way out of a 5 to 0 hole, to take the game from the Wildcats. In the first four innings the Cards played their poorest of the season. Despite this poor support, little Lefty Pellegrini was working like a million on the mound. Still carrying that old smile of his. Captain, Les Ley never gave up and fought to keep his team together and in the running. The fireworks started in the fifth inning. after Mullins and Ley managed to get on base, they scored on Therman Fought’s triple to deep center field. (The end of the story. Guess they ran out of room.)

Les Ley has never failed to play in a league game, since the middle of his sophomore season. He has also played in every league game in the American legion for three years straight. Such a fine laddie. Conclusion: As he is a first baseman also, Ley may take Lou Gehrig’s place in the major leagues with the Yankees as he is the local “iron man“ just like Lou.

TRACK

Third place in league. At NCS scored 3 points and at STATE scored 2 points. At NCS there were 240 trackmen entered coming from 39 Northern California schools. Piedmont High won the meet with Berkeley second. Santa Cruz scored more points than any other CCAL school and came in seventh out of the field of 39 schools.

Andy Maranta set a new record in the football throw of 213’7”, which was 20’ better then the previous mark set by Manuel Netto in 1933.

At the CCAL meet Al Thompson won the 880 and took second in 440. Larry McLean a transfer from Berkeley won the 120 high hurdles and was second in the 220 low hurdles. Dick Shively varsity track was second in the 220 and third in 440 at the CCAL meet. In 1939 Dick was a starting half back on the title contending football team. The relay team took third. Members Sid Carter, Oscar Asturiss, Stan McCarty and Larry Mc Lean.

Other team members: Distance runners, Dan Mac Carty, John Intersimone. Tom Brown high jump and pole vault; Les Ley shot put; Phil Lynn discus. Ottillio Dogliotti, Therman Fought, Julian Hayford, Ed Faneuf, Ted Parker, Harold Bowen.

At NCS, Larry McLean had to run 6 trials to qualify for the finals of the 120 high hurdles and took third place. There was only 10 minutes before the start of the 220 lows which should have been able to place in, if had not had so many races in a row to run ahead of time. Larry was too tired and scratched.

In a field of 28 runners in the 880, Al Thompson was boxed in some and took a fourth place for one point. Ralph Busby took sixth place behind Al in the 880. Andy Maranta could not keep his throws between the white lines. John Mc Gown ran the 100, but did not place. To have four participates at this level is an accomplishment for SC.

The STATE CIF is broken up into four sections: North Coast, Valley, Southern and Los Angeles. San Francisco wants their own section, just for the city. The STATE meet moves from section to section each year. A section will host a STATE meet every five years. Next year the meet will be at Hollister, which has very fine track facilities.
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At STATE Larry Mc Lean placed third in the 120 high hurdles for 2 points

Lightweights at CCAL meet were second to Watsonville 31, SC 24. Senior, Ralph Busby scored 8 points by winning the 660 and taking second in the 440.

Senior, Ray Fomasi won the 50 yard dash and took second in the pole vault. John Mc Gowan took seconds in the 220 and the 120 low hurdles and a third in the 100. Dick Shively took thirds in the 100 and 220. The relay team took second with Clarence Alexander, Ray Fomasi, Shively or John McGowen and senior Henry Stevensen. Mit Kawaguchi tied for third in the pole vault.

Other team members: David Coen, Bill Fisher, Ray Mullins, Scofield Thoma, Leonard Ross, Lee Macauley, Bill De Venney, Kenny Hickey, Bob De Witt, Angell, Whaley and Carras.

For five years the SC lightweights have dominated the 660 yard race, probably the longest string of consecutive record breaking victories in one event in the league. In 1930 Davis set the record as that was the first year it was run. In consecutive years 1934 and 1935 Harry Phillipson broke the previous records. In 1936 Al Thompson set a new record. This year Ralph Busby smashed all previous records. These times were not all run during the big CCAL meet, but represent the fastest time these boys have run in big meet competition.

When the track team does something they do it in a big way. Hollister was minus 33 towels last week. This was the only event that SC made a clean sweep in. All boys who took these towels, please return them to the gym.

TENNIS LEAGUE CHAMPIONS THIRD STRAIGHT TIME DOUBLES TEAM WON AT NCS

Tennis team hands Salinas a 8 to 3 beating. Up to this time both teams were undefeated and the championship was at stake. Matches are listed in order of the playing ladder. Captain and first man, Art Meillar defeats Salinas player who had not lost a match up to now. Johnston lost. Dekkert and Ashton won. Van Selus lost. O’Hara, Bliss and Hall won. In doubles, winners were Meillar and Van Sellus; Ashton and O’Hara. Lost, Dekkert and Johnson.

Although there are many stars on this championship team that we are very proud of, there is one player who makes them all look bad. It is little Jimmy O’Hara, at 4’ 6’ one of the shortest students at the school, who is the only low sophomore on the team. He will be a bigger star in the years to come, even if he does not grow an inch. Jimmy has never failed to win a match this season.

Gerald Hanson of Watsonville won the individual CCAL title. In singles competition, Barry Bliss reached the semi finals of the NCS individual matches without losing a set. In doubles competition at the CCAL matches and at NCS, the team of Art Melliar and Fred Van Selus were Champions.

Bill Ashton, stroke stylist of the tennis team, advanced to the third round in the State Junior tournament after the season and not a school event.

INDIVIDUALS

Russ Mullins was a 3 year starter on the winning varsity basketball teams. The team won the league in 1935 and 1936. In track Russ high jumped and ran the 220 low hurdles and 120 high hurdles.

Philip Lynn played football and threw the discus for three years with the first two years as a lightweight and the last on varsity.

Les Ley played every league game from mid sophomore season in four sports: football, basketball, baseball and track. Played on two championship baseball teams and was a starting guard on this years championship basketball team.

Sid Carter forward in lightweight basketball 1935-37. This year 1937 team was undefeated for the season and CCAL champs. A halfback in lightweight football two years and this year a starting halfback on the varsity. Two years lightweight track and last year varsity as one of the top dash men.

Ken Hickey in track 1936-37 did discus, broad jump and football throw. Lightweight football in 1935-36. Starting forward on lightweight basketball championship teams. Played golf in 1936

FORMER PLAYERS

Joe Armanini, 270 pound guard on the 1933 Cardinal team is now playing at San Mateo JC. Joe was on the team last year and this season is rated as the leading lineman. Joe was elected president of the student body at the school. San Mateo lost to Modesto in the State Junior College championship game. Other former Cardinals on the team beside Joe are John Scott and Stan Dowling.

Bill Clemenson, who is 17 years old, weighs in at 190 and stand 6’1” is likely on of the most valuable baseball players to come out of Santa Cruz so far is expected to sign a pro contract soon. Gene Valla a former San Francisco Seal and current scout says that Bill possesses a powerfully wicked fast ball and a sharp breaking curve. Bill has averaged 10 strike outs a game and averaged giving up only 5 hit’s a game in five appearances at the Pittsburg Pirates training camp. against older players. In one game, he struck out seven men in succession. Gene has been working and guiding Bill. One of Bill’s chief assets is his control. Very few pitchers have his control, especially ones who are as young as he is. Bill should rise through the leagues quickly as he is a fast learner. Bill is regarded as one of the best young right handers produced in California. Although Bill is very eager to sign a contract, his father who is the boss, wants him to get a college education before he starts his pro baseball career.

Kenny Gleason 1934 captain of the Cardinal football team is now in this 1936 football season holding down the first team fullback position at Fresno State and was elected captain of the next season 1937 Bulldogs. Ken scored two touchdowns against Nevada. The second one was a twenty three yard run.

Also playing for the Bulldogs is Dave Beaver from Felton another star player, who also won his letter for the 1936 Fresno State football season.

Darrol Young, ex-SC track man now at San Mateo JC, who two years ago showed CCAL runners his heels, came into greater glory in a meet at Sacramento JC, when he set a new Junior College 880 record of 1:56.4. At the top quality Fresno relays, Darrol ran on two relay teams that set two new Junior College records. They were the medley relay and the two mile relay. San Mateo finished second with 29 points, behind Pasadena with 32 in the JC competition.

Lloyd Dodd another former Card now at San Mateo took both hurdle races in good times at the meet at Sacramento JC.

Norman Thorpe, one of the top players on the SCHS tennis team for the past three years and captain of last years championship team is second man on the San Jose State freshman tennis team.

Chick Johnson, who held down a guard position for the Cardinals championship 1935 team was elected captain the San Jose State frosh basketball team. Also on the team is Clark Johnson. The Frosh have yet to lose a game this season.


1938

Coaches: Miggs Dressel, varsity football, lightweight basketball and head of track; Merle Briggs, varsity basketball and lightweight football; Stevens, tennis.At present an athlete who is 20 years old is eligible to play in the CCAL as long as they have not completed eight semesters. There is discussion on this rule to drop the age down to 19 for next year. Two of the top athletes in football and basketball would not be eligible next year if this were to take affect.

There was also a proposal made at the last CCAL meeting to eliminate lightweight sports and replace them with a freshman-sophomore team. The Trident staff is very critical of this move, saying it will prevent the small athlete from competing.

FOOTBALL

practice games: Sequoia 0-7, San Jose 0-12, Montezuma 15-7, Pacific Grove 20-12. Practice record 2-2. League: Salinas 0-0, Monterey 6-6, Hollister 0-6, Watsonville 0-18 League 0-2-2. Season 2-4-2

At the start of the season this is a possible starting line up for the title contending team starting from the left to the right on the line with another sport they played abbreviated and in parenthesis. T for track, BB for basketball and BA for baseball: Richard Dunham, Louis Rittenhouse, Ted Parker, Dick Voris (T),Clarence Verhines (BB), Attillio Dagliotte (T), Maurice Smith (BA), Lyle Loehr (BA), Backs: Lloyd Hebbron (BB), Dick Shively (T) and Therm Fought (BB). Andy Maranta did not return to school this year.

Cards Held Scoreless By Salinas. This is the first time in a long time that SC has not lost to Salinas. Penalties hurt the Cards. Salinas did cross the goal line, but it was called back on a penalty. The team played as a unit and not as individual stars. All the starters, who ended up starting ever game of the season, all played their best. For the first time in a number of years, SC rooters out numbered the opposing rooters in an out of town game. A new spirit seems to have entered the student body this year. The schools enthusiastic backing has had a decided effect on our team’s morale. Keep it up students!

Cards, Monterey Battle to 6-6 tie. The Cardinals score came after eight minutes of play. Starting from their own forty yard line a pass from Fought to Leonard went for twenty yards. Loehr, Fomasi and Leonard ran off tackle and short end runs to put the ball on the two yard line. Fomasi crashed over for the score. Monterey scored in the first part of the second quarter, but from then on it was all the Cardinals game. The Cards tried two field goals, which were long enough, but just barely missed.

Penalty Results in Hollister Win 0-6. Cards Passing Attack Hindered by Rain. Fought, Fomasi Star Against Haybalers With Long Runs. SC got a bad break in the first quarter, when they received a twenty five yard penalty for hacking (Slugging) by one of the backs, who did not realize how much his little trick cost the team. The ball was placed on the one yard line from where the Balers scored the only points of the game. Only two subs, Maloney and Graff were used in this evenly matched game. Both teams gained yards, but only in the middle of the field. The rain made the field muddy and slick. Runners would get in the clear and slip. It was near impossible to pass the ball, which is one of the Cards strong points. This was almost like a win for the Cards. Hollister’s final record was 3-0-1 for a tie with Watsonville with their game ending 0-0. Watsonville won the playoff game 20-6.

Starting line up for the last game and for all the league games: ends, Alexander and Dunham; tackles, Attilio Dogliotti and Lewis Polletti; guards, James Totten and Captain Lyle Loehr; center, Julian Hayford; backs, Bob Loehr, Ray Fomasi, Bill Leonard and Therm Fought. Other linemen not listed above: Ray Borden, Don Gibbs, Walt McKenney, Ken Graff, Delbur Colclough, Vance Snyder, Keith Roach, Allie Tuana, Ed Maggiola and Silvia Gozzi. Other backs: Gene Lusby, John Maloney, Ted Parker, Ray Mullins, Matt Brazil, Dennis Bachtel.

In preparation for the traditional Armistice battle with Watsonville a successful parade was held on Pacific Avenue and a pep rally during lunch. A spectacular bonfire was set on the baseball field with yell leaders, players, students and coaches in attendance. The Trident had a full front page in red, just like the front page of a program. Saturday two buses went to the game to support the teams. Watsonville ended up winning both games and also both league titles.

Center, Lyle Loehr was elected captain of the team and was unanimous choice for ALL CCAL.

LIGHTWEIGHT FOOTBALL

Practice games: Watsonville 7-26, Los Gatos 14- 6, Hollister 14-8, Montezuma 15-7. Practice record 3-1. League: Salinas 7-0, Monterey 7-12, Hollister 19-12, Watsonville 0-31. League record 2-2 for third place. Season 5-3.

Limited Team looks Poor In First League Victory. The only score against Salinas was on an interception return by Ross for 25 yards. Alexander drop kicked the extra point. There was a lot of yards gained up and down the field by both teams, but penalties, dropped passes, fumbles, muddy rainy weather and much more kept either team from scoring after the initial touchdown.

Cardlets In Lucky Win Over Hollister 19-12. Cardlets get many scoring breaks. Hollister fumbled on their first play of the game and SC recovered on the Hollister 33 yard line and in four plays scored. Alexander and Ross made a first down in two plays. Thoma sped to the 10 on an end run. Shively plunged over from there. It took only three minutes for SC to get on the score board. Next Hollister received the kick off and on fourth down made a bad kick to the SC 46. Ross took the ball all the way in for a score, following the best down field blocking of the season. The quarter ended when Bill Levy recovered a SC fumble on the Hollister 45. Hebbron made a nice 40 yard kick out of bounds on the Hollister 4. Hollister kicked back poorly to their 17. But the Cardlets were not able to score. Hollister fumbled again and Ross snatched the ball from the air and crossed the goal unmolested. Ross passed to Pellegrini for the extra point. With three minutes gone in the second quarter the score was 19-0. The second half was a complete reversal with Hollister providing all the scoring.

Limiteds Drop Game to Toreador Babes 7-12. The lightweights had a slight edge in hard playing and general ability, but they learned the awful truth that games are won only by the team with the most points on the scoreboard. Monterey scored first. The dazed Cardlets came back fighting mad. In nine plays they passed and plunged for 65 yards and a touchdown. Hebbron, Ross, Alexander and Shively took turns carrying the ball until Ross went over from the 3 yard line. Alexander place kicked the extra point. This put the team ahead 7-6 at half time. Monterey monopolized the ball the rest of the game.

Starting line up for the last game against Watsonville. Ends, Irving Pellegrini and Tony Vierra; tackles, Bill Graham and Bill De Venney; guards, co-captain Sco Thoma and Lewis Nelson; center, Dick Voris; backs, Lloyd Hebbron, co-captain Leonard Ross, Clarence Alexander and Dick Shively. Other players: Bill Scofield, Jack Hickey, Lee Macauley, Robert Voris, John Jellison, Paul Juhl, Dennis Bouriate, Bill Scofield, Earl Van Dusen, John Penniman, Bill Yockey, Bernie Bourriague, Jack Coen, Louis Davis, Mike Demos, Ted Hubert, Jack Oney, Bill Ryder, Hamlin Witham, Louis Spitual, Ralph Robideaux, Ben Butler, David Coen, Derek Currall, Bill Levy, Leland Mahood, Bill Ganterbury, Bill Paulsen, Sam Hall and Brad Mac Donald.

BASKETBALL

practice games: San Jose 24-49, Santa Clara 22-10, Los Gatos 19-30, Mission (SF) 15-40, Chaminade 17-18, 18-23. Practice record 1-5. League: Salinas 23-19, 25-16; Watsonville 22-14, 20-18; Monterey 21-19, loss; Pacific Grove 12-19, 12-20; Boulder Creek 21-7, 23-18. League 7-3, third place. Season 8-8. Monterey won the league.

Normal starting line up at the end of the season: forwards, Therman Fought and Bill Leonard; center, captain Francis Venturini; guards, Ray Mullins, Bob Loehr or Don Gibbs. All are seniors other than Fought and Gibbs.

In a loss to Los Gatos the first team did not play as the coach wanted to see what his other players could do under fire. Starters George Smiley, high point man with 8 points; Don Griffin, Clarence Verhines, Rodriguez, Perry Huntsman, John Maloney, Julian Hayford, Mathew Brazil, Harry Davis, and Allie Tuana.

In the 23-19 win over Salinas, forwards, Fought and Leonard combined to score 18 points, followed by Loehr with 3 and Venturini with 2.

Cards Nose Out Cats 20-18. Cards Play Inspired Ball. In a thrill packed game, the Cards came from five points behind in the final quarter. It started with a bucket from Venturini (there was no explanation to what happened after that other than the fighting spirit pulled them through. The actual scores at the ends of quarters were not listed either). At the beginning of the game both teams played on fairly even terms. The Cats led by two points at the end of the half.

Francis Venturini captain of the team received the Lion’s Club trophy for the most valuable player voted on by the players.

LIGHTWEIGHT BASKETBALL UNDEFEATED CHAMPIONS BEST OF THE ERA

Practice games: San Jose 16-19, Santa Clara 28-8, Los Gatos 21-19, Mission of San Francisco 16-11, Chaminade 32-13, 27-18. Practice record 5-1. League: Pacific Grove 24-7, 29-9; Monterey won, 16-14; Salinas 35-10, 32-16; Boulder Creek 57-17, 77-5. Watsonville won, 38-15. League record 10-0. Season record 15-1. In the last two years the lightweight record is 34-1.

The undefeated team is comprised of captain, Irving “Lefty” Pelegrini ALL CCAL, Charles Dowden and Derek Curral, forwards; John Jellison, Leonard Ross and Lloyd Hebbron, guards; and center, Bob De Witt ALL CCAL. Subs: Leonard Ross, Hashimoto, Scofield, Trine, Bourriague, Leland Mahood, Payne, Barry Bliss and Bob Puget . Brad Trine, sophomore center has been a pleasing sight as he has a deadly eye on his one handed spin shot. He will be ready to take over next year. The guards Hebbron and the vinegar of the team. Ross, who although at times seems to go half mad is till a hard player to beat. They are both very good on defense and are learning fast how to work with their fast breaking forwards and center.

In one of the closest games of the year played on Monterey’s court, the Cardlets won 16-14. Maybe that was the problem as the ball did not want to go through the basket. At the end of the first quarter it was Monterey 1-0 and another five was added by half time, while SC was getting four. Half time Monterey 6-4. The Cardlet ever present shifting zone defense worked very well as most of Monterey’s points came from outside. SC dominated the back boards, which helped them take 77 shots, 37 more than in an average game. Monterey led until the middle of the last quarter. With the score tied and twenty seconds left on the clock, “Lanky” De Witt scored to win the game.

Cardlets Trounce Salinas 32-16. The first quarter was a series of thrills with passes the length of the court and a number of pile ups. The quarter ended SC 9-3. Derek Currall came in during the second quarter and Charlie Dowden moved to guard as he is a very deceptive passer and ball receiver. The half ended 16-6. Line up: forwards, Dowden 5, and Pellegrini 2; center, De Witt 12; guards, Ross 5 and Hebbron 1. Subs: Currall 5, Trine 2, Bliss and Mahood.

Cardlets Keep Clean Slate in Gaining Title: winning the final game of the season against Watsonville 38-15. The first team had a 20-3 lead, before leaving with three minutes left in the first half. The first team started the second half and up the score to 33-9, before the seconds entered the game. The Cardlets brought the ball down slowly and worked it around until an opening came, then a pass and two points. When the boys got tired of passing, Ross and Dowden started popping long shots. Later in the fourth period the “Mosquito Fleet” of five tiny demons hurled themselves at their larger opponents and held them scoreless. Bobby Puget did score a free throw during this time. The “Wonder” team finished out the last two minutes.
Starting line up: forwards, Pellegrini 11, and Currall 4; center, De Witt 9; guards, Dowden 2 and Ross 3. Subs: Hebron , Payne, Trine and Mahood 2 each, Puget 1, Bliss, Scofield, Hashimoto and Bourriague 0.

Cardinal Babes Trim Big Brothers 23-19. The game started out on even terms until a late spurt by the limited team, who sunk shots from all corners of the gym to end the quarter ahead 10-7. In the second quarter the speed of the game increased, but the scoring did not. Only two points were scored in the second quarter as it ending 12-7. At the end of the third quarter the lightweights still led 19-13. The final quarter found the heavyweights putting on the steam trying to pull ahead and did close the gap by two points to only lose 19-23. The game was a very clean one with only 16 fouls called. Seven by the heavyweights and nine by the lightweights. Line ups for the Lightweights: Pellegrini 8, Dowden 4, De Witt 6, Hebbron 2, Ross 3. Subs: Curral and Mahood 0. Heavyweights: Leonard 8, Venturini 9, Fought 1, Loehr and Mullins 0. Subs: Gibbs 1 and Smith 0.

ALL CCAL selections: Bob DeWitt and Irving Pellegrini.

BASEBALL CO-CHAMPIONS WITH WATSONVILLE

Practice games: San Jose 2-1, 3-1; Chaminade 6-2, 2-1, 1-0; Santa Clara 3-7, Stanford Frosh 4-3. Practice record 6-1. League: Salinas 6-4, Watsonville 3-3, King City 3-4, Gonzales 5-3, Watsonville 3-0 to make up the tie game. League record 3-1 tying Watsonville for co-championship. Watsonville won playoff game 4-1. Season record 9-3.

“Spread those bats out. Don’t say that word. Be sure to walk in back of the catcher” These are familiar phrases spoken, when the Cardinal nine is in action to throw off all bad luck and to summon good. The baseball team is the most superstitious lot on the entire campus. The bats have to be lying in a certain way and if players say the wrong thing, they think a dreadful taboo will come upon them.

Two happenings make things look much brighter for the Cards. They are a happy and loose ball club and Tony Vierra, a veteran from last years championship team, is not having to work now and is back ready to contribute to another championship. Maurice Smith seems to have a magnet in his glove, when the last out comes to him, the horsehide disappears into the deep confines of his back pocket.

Bill Holton throws very hard, while mixing up hooks and drops, struck out 11 and allowed only four bingles in the 2-1 win against San Jose. Barney Norvell went three for three and Pelligrini and Holton went two for three. The Cards played errorless ball and had six hits. The top ball chasers in the outfield are Norvell and Vierra.

Cardinals Lick The “Hill Top” Panthers 2-1 in their local series to determine the best team in Santa Cruz. A single to center field by Tony Vierra scored “Wild” Bill Holton from third base and broke up the extra inning game in the eighth. Pellegrini went the first five innings and then traded with Holton in right field. Holton finished pitching the last three innings. Mullins handled seven hard ground balls without a bobble and started a double play to Leonard at shortstop to Smith at first.

The Cards pitching staff is going to be tested having to play six games in two weeks. A pretty tough order. The hope is the other teams will be in the same position.

In the 4-3 win over the Stanford frosh, Leonard and King poled out long triples. Leonard also had two singles. The squeeze play netted two runs causing the days of tiresome practice to be forgotten.

Cardinals Pound Cowboys for First League Victory 6-4. The first CCAL inning of the 1938 season was really tops as the Cards batted clear around and scored three runs. Barney Norell handled two fly balls that would have done considerable damage if missed and smashed two hits.

Cards beat Gonzales, Spartans 5-3. Therman Fought came in fast made a nice catch and threw to Maurice Smith to double the man off third base for the final out. Veteran of three sports, Irv “Lefty” Pellegrini threw third strikes past ten batters, walked only one and went three for three at the plate. In the third, Fought singled, went to third on Pellegrini’s second hit and scored on Loehr’s hit. The Cards scored four runs in the fifth inning, when Mullins singled, advanced on King’s single and scored on an infield out. Two hits and two errors later allowed three runs to score for a total of five for the game. SC hitters and the number of hits they had:: Pellegrini 3, Loehr 2, Fought, Mullins and King one each for a total of 8.

The starting line up in 3-0 win against Watsonville to force a playoff follows with name, position, times at bats – hits: Therm Fought, 3B, 4-2; Irving Pellegrini P, 5-2; Bob Loehr C, 4-1; Maurice Smith 1B, 4-3; Bill Leonard SS, 5-0; Barney Norvell LF, 5-0. Bill Holton CF, 4-0; Captain, Ray Mullin 2B, 3-0; freshman, Ernie King RF, 2-0. Ernie was very active in many sports during his career at SCHS. Other players: Tony Vierra, Peterson, Okino, Verhines, Newhart and Mungai.

Cards Lose Title Battle Against Cats By Score of 4-1. Lefty just did not have the old smoke on the ball and the Cats raked him for ten singles. This is where all the games piled up and Lefty’s arm got worn out. The Cards only came up with three hits, while striking out numerous times. Players other than the line up used in the last league game against Watsonville: Leland Mahood, Tony Vierra and Don Gibbs.

Irving Pellegrini started as a freshman manager for the baseball team. As a sophomore he pitched some and each year his role has increased to where he is the ace pitcher and clean up hitter. He was looking for a championship in all four of his years at SC. He got them.

Bob Loehr is in his fourth year on the team and along with Therman Fought are considered to be the best all around players. After nine games, freshman Ernie King was the leading hitter. He is also a top golfer.

TRACK

Monterey beat Salinas by one point for the CCAL championship. The winner came down to the last race the relay. Pacific Grove was third with 18 beating the Cardinals by ¾ of a point, pushing them to fourth place. Only four Cards placed at the meet. SC scored 10 points at NCS and 2 points at STATE. Lightweights surprised and took second at CCAL meet. Eight boys placed.

In the preseason at an indoor meet in San Francisco, Larry McLean ran the 60 yard high hurdles in 7.7 seconds, which is .5 seconds faster than the existing CIF mark. He should be going on the record books as holding a new interscholastic track record.

At the CCAL and NCS meets Larry Mc Lean won both hurdle races. In the CCAL meet Larry also tied for first in the high jump. This gave him a total of 12 ¼ points or two thirds of points scored by SC. At STATE, held at Hollister, Larry was fifth in both the 120 high hurdles and the 220 low hurdles, each earning one point for a SC total of two. Larry was the back bone of the Cardinal track team. He was a constant point winner. Larry broke both the low and high hurdle records at the very competitive King City Invitational, which brings in top notch competition from a wide area.

Dick Shively was second in the 220 and third in the 440 at both the CCAL and NCS meets.
Dick did not score at the STATE meet.

At CCAL, Bill Leonard took third in the broad jump and Bob Williams tied for third in the pole vault.

At the CCAL meet, lightweight Lee Macauley set CCAL records in the 120 high hurdles at 14.5 seconds and in the 220 low hurdles in 19.2. Lee matched the scoring of MacLean with 12 ¼ points. Lee won a third place in the low hurdles at NCS.

At the CCAL meet, David Braverman took first in the discus with a toss of 119’8”. Bill Fisher took third place in the 100 yard dash. Stanley Breeden was third in the 220. Bill De Venny took third in the pole vault. Ernie King found time from baseball, to tie for third in the shot put and take a second in the football throw. Dixon was second in the high jump.

The Cards won the Santa Cruz and San Benito county track meet. Santa Cruz 45, Hollister 44, Watsonville 19 and Boulder Creek 14. Dick Shively broke the 440 record with a 53.8 time. Larry MacLean sweeps hurdles and also won the high jump. Others who placed second: Dogliotti, shot put; Fenner Angell, football throw. Those who placed third: Clarence Alexander in the century; Ray Mullin, low hurdles; D. Coen, 440; Williams, pole vault; Attilio Dogliotti, discus. Julian Hayford competed in the hurdles.

At the CCAL lightweight meet Hollister won with Santa Cruz second. Lee Macauley won the 120 low hurdles and tied for first in the high jump. De Venney won the pole vault and Carmean took firsts in the football throw. Bill Fisher was second in the 100 and third in the 50 yard dash. Stanley Breeden was second in the 220 and third in the broad jump. Santa Cruz took a clean sweep of the pole vault. In order of finish, Carmean, Bill De Venney and J. Coen. Leonard Ross took third in the shot put. Coen second in the 660. Other members of the team: Dick Voris, Bill Scofield, Bob Puget, Mas Hashimoto, Joe Hornbaker, Whaley, Weaton, Rasmussen, Dickson, O’Hara, Sellick and Bill Yockey.

TENNIS CHAMPIONS FOR FOURTH SUCCESSIVE TIME

by winning all matches with league schools. In their last match of the season the Cards swamped Monterey 9-2. Monterey had been scoring overwhelming victories against other league schools. Santa Cruz did not win the league tournament as the doubles team from Watsonville won and Trine for SC lost in the finals of singles? Which is considered the winner?

Number one man Brad Trine lost as did sixth man Dedrick. Winners in order of the ladder: Ashton, Bliss, George Becknell, Hall, Bill Murray. All three doubles teams won. The teams were composed of Ashton and O’Hara, Trine and Becknell, and Barry Bliss and Sam Hall.

But in the league tournament where the top players play against each other in individual matches, SC number one player Brad Trine lost in the finals. In a team play off, the doubles team of Trine and Bliss beat Ashton and O’Hara to represent SC at the tournament. The doubles team from Watsonville beat Brad Trine and Barry Bliss and will be going to NCS at Stanford this year.

INDIVIDUALS

Irving “Lefty” Pellegrini helped the baseball team to its fourth straight title. Lefty was the ace pitcher and also hit in the clean up spot. He was team captain, plus ALL CCAL in lightweight basketball for the title winning undefeated team. “Lefty” started his baseball career in freshman year as the manager. Worked his way up, playing a more important role on the team each year, too end up as the major cog his senior season. He went on to play professional baseball spending some time on a major league roster.

Another key members of the 1938 baseball champs were Therman Fought also a team veteran third baseman and best hitter on the team. In 1939 Therman was starting fullback on the second place football team and starter and ALL CCAL on the title winning “Best of the decade’ basketball team. He was captain of the team, a three year starter and filled in as catcher when needed.

Robert Loeher catcher and clean up hitter. Robert had two good pitchers to handle Lefty Pellegrini and Bill Holton, who became the ace the next year. Robert also was a guard known for his ball hawking, aggressive play on the basketball team. Bob was as fullback in football. An accomplished athlete. First team in three sports and won 8 letters.

Center, Lyle Loehr was elected captain of the football team and was unanimous choice for ALL CCAL.

Larry Mc Lean at the CCAL and NCS meets won both hurdle races. In the CCAL meet Larry also tied for first in the high jump. This gave him a total of 12 ¼ points or two thirds of points scored by SC. At STATE, held at Hollister, Larry was fifth in both the 120 high hurdles and the 220 low hurdles, each earning one point for a SC total of two. Larry was the back bone of the Cardinal track team. He was a constant point winner. Larry broke both the low and high hurdle records at the very competitive King City Invitational, which brings in top notch competition from a wide area.

Lightweight Lee Macauley played football for 2 years along with running track. He set CCAL records in the 120 high hurdles at 14.5 seconds and in the 220 low hurdles in 19.2. He won a third place in the low hurdles at NCS. He plans to continue his track career and education at Salinas JC.

Ray Mullins has played and lettered in more sports than any other athlete at SCHS. As a freshman he played lightweight football and track as a hurdler. As a sophomore he added lightweight basketball to his calendar. In junior year lettered in three sports and just missed lettering in track as there were too many conflicts with baseball. Ray played lightweight football and basketball for 2 years. Pole vaulted and ran the 120 low hurdles in track. Was a 3 years starter for baseball teams winning the league titles each year. Ray has 7 letters and outstanding feat for which the student body will present him with a Silver Trophy. Four lightweight and three varsity letters.

Bill Leonard played football, basketball and baseball. In football was a safety and fullback. In basketball he was the best ball handler and a good shooter. Baseball he was the short stop his last two years on title winning teams hitting in the fifth spot.

Ray Fomasi was a hard luck player at SCHS, but ended in a blaze of glory as the captain, and ALL CCAL, guard on the undefeated lightweight basketball team of 1937. This year he was a first string back on the heavyweight football team. His first year he played lightweight basketball and track. Junior year early in football he broke his arm. After getting doctors clearance, he came back strong, but another more destructive injury to his knee put him out of circulation for a while, but Ray persevered and came out strong.

Francis Venturini did not play sports his first year in school, but made up for it his next years. “Vent” played forward and gained experience on the varsity basketball team his junior year. In his senior year, he came on. He was captain of the team and played almost every minute at the center post. Francis received the Lion’s Club trophy for the most valuable heavyweight basketball player voted by the players.

Johnny Davis a sophomore was a pitcher, a lightweight back on the football team and a guard on the basketball team. In his junior year he advanced to the varsity in all three sports.


1939

Coaches: Miggs Dressel, varsity football, lightweight basketball and head of track; Merle Briggs, varsity basketball and lightweight football; Stevens, tennis.

FOOTBALL

practice games: Palo Alto 0-22, San Jose 6-0, Pacific Grove 35-7. Practice record 2-1. League: Salinas 20-0, Monterey 7-13, Hollister 13-7, Watsonville 0-0 League 2-1-1, second place. Season 4-2-1.

Team listed by position, name, year in school and an abbreviation of the other sports they play. BB for Basketball, T for track and B for baseball. The ends were Richard Dunham, SR, and Maurice Smith, SR, BB; tackles, Jack Rittenhouse JR, T; Butler JR and Captain, Attilto Dagliotte, SR, T; guards, Ted Parker, SR, Delbert Colelough JR, and Clarence Verhines, SR, BB, B; center, Dick Voris, JR, T; quarterback, Lloyd Hebbron, SR, BB; halfbacks, Dick Shively, SR, T and Therm Fought, SR, BB, B; Andy Maranta, SR, BB and T.

Other backfield players: Ray Borden, Angell, Freeman, Coen, and Miles. Lineman: Gozzi, Hope, Foster, Falconer and Nelson.

Cards beat Cowboys for first time in a decade. The Cardinals defeated the Salinas Cowboys for the first time in eleven years, who this year out weighed the Santa Cruz team fifteen pounds a man. Andy Maranta crashed over center for three yards into hitherto forbidden territory to score standing up with a couple of Cowboys practicing “bronco busting” on his back. The Cardinals scored in the middle of the fourth period, when a beautiful kick by Fought went 65 yards rolling to the Salinas 9 yard line. Salinas’ kick was blocked by Jack Rittenhouse, who fell on the ball in the end zone. Maranta again converted for the extra point. The starters went the whole game. Orchids to the center of the line for a surprise showing against a team that outweighed them 25 pounds per man.

Cardinals lose to Monterey’s powerful team 7-13 and their top runner Dooley Bruno, who on the second scoring drive carried the ball fourteen times and made 72 yards and a touchdown. Monterey scored the first time, when they returned the opening kick off to the fifty yard line. As the Cards were watching for Bruno, Chappell did the running and went in to score and take the lead 0-7 after only two minutes of play. The Cards returned the kick off to the 34, then marched 64 yards to the two yard line from where Therm Fought took it in. Two passes netted 44 of the 64 yards. One was a pass from Maranta to Borden for a gain of 27 yards.

Cards win over Balers with power 13-6. Cards come from behind in nice victory. Fought stars as Cardinals stage last half rally. After a scoreless first half, the Cards received a stern “bawling out” from their coach, which seemed to help. Hollister did score the first touchdown after the half, when Smith, Hollister’s best man on the field, snagged a pass in the end zone. Soon after this a long pass from Maranta to Borden set the Cards up to score. Maranta pushed it over to tie the score. He missed the extra point this time. The Cards drove down the field a few more times led by Fought and by the end of the third quarter had it near the goal line. At the start of the fourth quarter Maranta pushed it over for a score and kicked the extra point.

Cards-Cats battle to tie game. The hardest fought Armistice Day game between Santa Cruz and Watsonville ended in a scoreless 0-0 tie. Before 5,000 wild cheering football fans on Memorial field. Actually the Cardinals out did their opponent in every thing, but the scoring. Three times the Card eleven had the ball within the Wildcat ten yard line, but did not have the power to push it over. In the mid-field the Red jerseyed team showed a world of strength, but after getting inside the twenty yard line, lost all their power. The first quarter had the Cards pushing the Cats all over the field. Runs by Maranta, Shively and Hebbron almost set the home team up for a score. Therman Fought gave the stands a thrill, when he picked up a fumble and ran the length of the field for supposed touchdown. But it was called back by the referee as a recovered fumble cannot be picked up and run with. (the rules today would have allowed the touchdown). The third and fourth quarters were very evenly fought. Outstanding for the Cardinals was Jack Rittenhouse, who was a tower of strength in the line. Andy Maranta was probably the best man on the field. His line work brought many favorable comments. One flaw was there was only one completed pass out of the 18 thrown.

LIGHTWEIGHT FOOTBALL

No practice games were played. League: Salinas 0-12, Monterey 0-6, Hollister 6-13, Watsonville 0-12. League and season 0-4.

Starters: junior ends, Becknell and Kitahara; tackles, junior, A. Demos and sophomore, Cattera; senior guards, Coen and Yockey; senior center, Bob Puget; backs: seniors, Bernie Bourriague and Mike Demo; Junior Ernie King and sophomore, Dover. Other team members: Stanley, McCullah, Haber, Snyder, Meyers, Manildi, Foss, Dean, Parson, Perdue, Dean, Alvarez, Rossi, Chuna, Berg, Skotland, Stiffler, Okino, Wickson, Bibbins and Otsuki.

The Monterey game was witnessed by 200 students with about 50 percent of them being elementary grade pupils, who made more noise and had more spirit than any shown by the high school students. The lone score of the game came when Monterey intercepted a pass and ran it to the one yard line. The Cardlets valiantly held for three downs, but could not hold on the fourth down to lose 0-6. The starting line up for this game: ends, Jack Scofield and Lee Macauley; tackles, Bill DeVenney and Aldo Cattera; guards, Hamlin Withem and Bill Yockey; center, Lee Goff; backs, Captain Hershel Scofield, Ernie King, Ugo Armanini and Mark Hashimoto. Others who saw action “Fiddle” Kitahara, Jeff Snow, Jack Oney and Mike Demos.

Cardlets scored first in the Hollister game and their only score of the season for a 6-0 lead.
The lone score came on a pass from Ugo Armanini to Lee Macaulay. Macaulay then drop kicked the extra point. Most outstanding for the Cardlets was little Mike Demos, who ran some punts back for nice gains. Hollister came back to win the game 6-13.

League champion Watsonville was given all they could handle by the Cardlets. But once again the Cardlets went down in defeat, but this time in perhaps glorious defeat, looking like a football team. They put up a great fight, but it was not quite good enough. They were organized, fought hard, and were together better than any time this year. The big play of the game for the Cardlets was when a Kitten runner broke away for what looked like a sure touchdown and Ernie King nailed him from behind. Lee Macaulay and Bill DeVinney were standouts in the line. Geoff Snow, who played most of the game for the first time this year was a decided improvement in the line up.

BASKETBALL UNDEFEATED LEAGUE CHAMPIONS “BEST Of THE DECADE”

There were only a few closely contested league games. The closes was the last game of the season against rival Watsonville. Practice games: San Jose 29-41, San Jose Tech 19-23, Palo Alto 25-33, Santa Clara 36-20, Chaminade 28-18. Practice record 2-3. League Salinas 40-27, 39-23; King City 64-14, 36-8; Gonzales 44-18, won; Pacific Grove 36-25, 45-19; Monterey 29-8, 46-8; Watsonville 47-25, 28-20. League record 12-0. Season 14-3. League standings: Santa Cruz 12-0, Watsonville 6-4, King City 5-5, Gonzales and Salinas 4-6, Monterey 3-7, Pacific Grove 2-8.

Returnees from last year are the leagues holder of the scoring record for a season, Andy Maranta, Therm Fought, Bill Foote, Clarence Verhines, Maurice Smith, Bill Royse, Bob Voris and Don Griffin. Three new key team members came from the 1938 and 1939 undefeated lightweight championship basketball teams: center, Bob De Witt; guard, Lloyd Hebbron and forward, Brad Trine. The three key former lightweights made an impact on this team.

It was a new varsity squad, a different team from the first three games, that took the floor against Salinas winning 40-27. A score that was music, sweet and swinging to hundreds of rabid Santa Cruz fans. Salinas did not play well, as the Cowboys took 71 shots and made only 11. SC took 55 shots with 50 of them within 10’ of the basket making 17. A much better percentage because of the greater accuracy possible with closer in shots. Scoring: De Witt had 21, Maranta 12, Foote and Fought 1 each, Hebbron 5, Verhines, Griffin, Voris and Royse 0.

Due to unprecedented cooperation, the School Board approved the use of the new school bus to be used for all the trips for the rest of the year. We all thank them for this act of kindness.

The Cards ran into a center, who acted like a blocking back in football, setting screens for the King City forwards, who took 41shots and scored 25 points between them. In the process the Cards guarding the forwards were taking a beating every time they ran into the center and got picked off. The Cardinals looked good, but there is plenty of room for improvement. They were again out shot by their opponent and won the game on free throws. Verhines took his first shot of the year and to everyone’s amazement sank it. Scoring: forwards, Maranta 12 and Foote 7; center, DeWitt 6; guards, Fought 4, and Verhines 2. Subs Trine and Smith 0.

Heavies trounce Pacific Grove in a rough game 36-25. Maranta goes out on fouls in the third quarter, when the Pacific Grove scorer added an extra foul to his name, when he still had one more to go. Trine looked good at center and led the scoring with 11.

Maranta stars in 39-23 massacre of Salinas. The Cards easily penetrated the Cowboy’s attempted defense and scored at will. Maranta and DeWitt led the scoring with 19 and 12 points.

In a 64 point game against third place King City team, the scoring: De Witt 20, Maranta 18, Foote 16, Fought 3, Royse and Griffin 2 each, Trine 1, Verhines 0, Smith 0. Final score 64-14.

Playing one of their cleanest games of the season, the Cards played the entire first half without having a foul called on them, ending up beating Pacific Grove 45-16. Leading scorers Trine 17, DeWitt 13 and Maranta 12.

The big moment to end the season undefeated was completed with a win over Watsonville 28-20. It was a worn out team, having to play six games in two weeks. The team preserved for posterity DeWitt’s great record of having never lost a CCAL game in three years of competition as a lightweight and varsity player. He is a great player and well deserves that unusual record.

Trident column Sinclair speaks: For the third time in twenty years Santa Cruz has won the CCAL heavyweight pennant outright without having to share as co-champions. One in 1920, again in 1935 and the greatest team of them all, in 1939. That’s a great record. No other team in the CCAL has been in so many playoffs, no team has lost so many playoffs as Santa Cruz. That is the way it has been in the past. (Added information. In 1920, SC had a 7-0 record for the championship. In 1927 the league schedule included all the schools with Pacific Grove going undefeated to gain the overall championship. Santa Cruz’ beat the other A league schools and was given the A league cup at the board of managers meeting. There was some question about this, since the league said it was all one league and not broken up into A and B leagues. In 1929 SC was in a tri-championship with Pacific Grove and Monterey, with Pacific Grove winning the playoffs. In 1933 there was a co-championship with Salinas, which won the playoff. In 1936 Watsonville tied SC and won the playoff. It has been a frustrating time, especially with practically all the games very closely contested affairs.

The coach gave the team a bean feed at his home on the Pasatiempo golf course. Rifle shooting, golfing, ping pong and archery were enjoyed under the not too careful watching of “Hawksaw” the coach.

ALL CCAL selections were Andy Maranta, Bob DeWitt and Therman Fought

LIGHTWEIGHT BASKETBALL

Practice games: San Jose 12-27, San Jose Tech 17-14, Palo Alto 18-33, Santa Clara 19-17, Chaminade 35-20. Practice record 3-2. League Salinas 13-25, 36-13; King City 19-9, 36-8; Gonzales 19-13, lost; Pacific Grove 24-21, win; Monterey 27-13, 28-19; Watsonville 15-26, 12-14. League record 8-4 for third place. Season record 11- 6. Salinas won the league with only the one loss given to them by the Cardlets. League standings: Salinas 9-1, Pacific Grove 8-2, Santa Cruz 8-4, Monterey 5-5, Gonzales, King City and Watsonville 2-8.

A disastrous third quarter against Salinas proved too much for a much improved Cardlet team. It was the third quarter, when Salinas scored 12 points to the Cardlets zero. The Cardlets were the better team in the fourth quarter, but not enough to make up for the third period. Final score 13-25 with the difference of 12 in the third. Scoring Puget 6, Bliss and Becknell 3 each, Jellison 1, Mahood, Armanini, Jeantrout, Bourrriague, Ward and B. Scofield 0.

Mahood won the game for the Cardlets both offensively and defensively against King City 19-9 in a slow game. It was the first time this year Mahood showed what he could do. Jellison also played well. Scoring: forwards, Puget 1 and Bliss 2; center, Jellison 7; guards, Mahood 9 and Becknell 0.

In the 24-21 win over undefeated Pacific Grove, Mahood was a power on the boards and led the team in scoring. Bicknell was handicapped by the low ceiling and his arch shots landed in the rafters. Scoring: Mahood 9, Bliss 5, Bicknell and Jellison 4 each, Armanini 2, Jeantrout 0.

The rampaging last place Watsonville Wildkittens, whose only two wins were against the Cardlets won 12-14. Starters and points scored were forwards, Bourrriague and Jeantrout 4; center, Jellison 4; guards, Scofield and Armanini. Subs Mahood 1, Puget 3, Bliss and Ward. Missing was a team star out with poor grades.

Lightweights ALL CCAL selections were John Jellison and Ugo Armanini

BASEBALL CO-CHAMPIONS WITH HOLLISTER

Practice games: Santa Clara 8-2, Chaminade 4-0, King City 1-2, 1-4. Practice record 2-2. League: Salinas 11-0, 5-4; Hollister 5-9, 4-2; Watsonville 1-3, 3-2; Monterey 13-0, 11-0 League 6-2, Champions. Season 8-4.

The two coaches by mutual agreement decided not to play off the tie. Hollister said it was too close to graduation and SC was dubious about playing after the teams performance the last two games.

In his first appearance on the mound freshman, John Davis, who shared the starting duties with junior, Joe Brovia, gave up 3 singles, 2 walks and struck out 2 for the win. When not pitching Davis and Brovia played in the outfield.

Brovia hurls two hit game and fans 13 in 11-0 win against Salinas. Smith hits homer. Joe Brovia and Maurice Smith were the big guns of the Cards each going 3 for 4 at the plate and they had 4 of the 6 extra base hits.

Davis still at Branciforte Junior High pitched a no hit game as Cards skunk the Toreadors 13-0. The carrot topped right hander pitched a no hitter and struck out 13 in his second performance in a SC uniform for the greatest record ever for a CCAL pitcher. Davis used his head more than his arm in this victory and caught every corner on the plate for strikes. Many times Johnny had 3 balls and no strikes on the batter, only to wiff him moments later.

The Cards moved into a threatening spot in the league by beating Salinas 5-4. The Cards started out big in the first inning, when they got two runs on three hits. Kitahara singled, went to second on Fought’s sacrifice and scored on a hard single by Brovia. Ponza knocked in Brovia with a triple. Two runs were scored on singles by Kitahara, Fought and Brovia and then a wild throw. Davis held the Cowboys to seven hits, three of them in the last inning.

Cards beat Cats 3-2: Ernie King wins game in eighth. Ernie King in the role of a pinch hitter, singled to center to plate Bob Peterson for the winning run. Peterson and Kitahara had singled and King had fouled off five strikes before he hit a hard bounder which bounced away from the outfielder allowing Kitahara to score also, but his run did not count since the game was over with Petersons run. Davis pitched the first six innings and was replaced by Brovia, who gave up one hit in two innings. Watsonville hit a home run in the sixth to tie the score. The Cards big inning was the fourth when they scored two runs. The difference in the game was only one error was made by the Cards rather then the normal 4 or 5.

Brad Trine limited Monterey to three hits in a Cardinal 11-0 win while the Cards got 12 hits. The only extra base hits were a double and triple by Davis.

“Joltin” Joe Brovia, pitcher, hitter extraordinary led the Cards to the title. At the last title deciding game against Hollister, Joe pitched the last 4 innings not allowing a hit, striking out 8. Joe drove home two runs in the fifth with a screaming single to seal the win and eventually the shared championship. Later in the inning Lee Mahood drove Brovia home for the winning run. Johnny Davis struck out 3 in 3 innings. The pitching was outstanding, but the defense allowed the two runs scored by Hollister. The Cards had a big win 4-2. In the outfield, Joe was not the fastest player on the team, but that did not keep him for going all out after balls hit his way. With a runner on third, Joe had to run about 30 yards to make a diving, face in the dirt catch. Joe jumped up and made a perfect throw to third to double the runner off for a double play and run saving play.

A couple of games top hitters against Monterey and Salinas with hits first then at bats ( 3 hit and 4 at bats): Davis 3-4, 3-3; Fought 3-3 2-4; Kitahara 2-4, 3-4; Vierra 2-3, 2-3; Brovia 3-4, 2-3.

The 1939 baseball team was made up of many fine athletes who excelled in other sports as well. Captain, Mahlon Fought, catcher; junior pitchers: Joe Brovia, Brad Trine and freshman, Johnny Davis; Peterson, 1B; Art Kitahara,, 2B; Ernie King and Joe Gurriere, 3B; Smith, SS; Outfielders, George Ponza, Mahood, Joe Vierra, Verhines, Scofield, Maranta, Rebuffo and Mark Hashimoto.

Unfortunately for the team Joe Brovia left school his senior year to sign with the San Francisco Seals. Joe went on to fine professional career getting a cup of coffee in the major leagues, but starring in the West Coast major leagues called the Pacific Coast league.

TRACK

CCAL meet Salinas 38, SC 23, Monterey 17. Pacific Grove 16, Hollister 13. King City 5. Watsonville, Gonzales and Boulder Creek did not score. SC scored 8 points at NCS

At the CCAL meet Dick Shively won the 220 low hurdles and took a third in the 100. Fenner Angel won the 120 high hurdles. The 880 relay team of Ditmar, Fenner Angel, Stan Breeden and Dick Shively set a CCAL record. At 1:34.1. Stan Breeden was second in the 220. Bill De Venney set a SC record at CCAL at 11’6”. At NCS he broke his record again with a 12’4 vault. All of these men will be competing at NCS.

Even with these good results in CCAL competition only the 880 relay team scored at NCS with a fifth place finish the best result for a SC lightweight team up to now. The 880 relay team comprised Ditmar, Fenner Angel, Stan Breeden and Dick Shively. Other participants Bill DeVenney in pole vault and Dick Shively in low hurdles.

Lightweight, Lee Macaulay set CCAL records in the 120 high hurdles at 14.5 and in the 220 low hurdles at 19.2. He took third place at NCS in the low hurdles. Lee plans on continuing his education and track career at Salinas JC, which has an exceptional track program. The coach at Salinas, Bud Winters, went on to coach Olympians at San Jose State.

Other heavyweight members: Anderson, Liebbrandt, Sellick, Coen, Rasmussen, Morgan, Griffin, Brazil, Burton, Ogle, Carmean, Williams, Voris, Dogliotti, Schenk, Rittenhouse, Maranta, and Bravermen.

Other Lightweights: Phelps, Sherry, Hashimoto, Perdue, Murray, Scofield, Bob Puget, Phillips, Nakagiri, Yockey and King.

TENNIS WINS FIFTH CCAL CHAMPIONSHIP

SC beat Monterey easily in final win for their fifth straight title. Team members Jimmie O’Hara was the Santa Cruz Junior Champion, Bill Ashton, Barry Bliss, Brad Trine, Bert Ogle, Sam Hall, George Becknell, Farrell Dedrick and Ross Evans. Frosh Eugene Shatkin was on the Cardlet basketball team, but tennis is his game. Eugene is tall and has the endurance and courage to win. Sophomore, Tom Butler is small, which handicaps him, but he plays regularly and has improved greatly.

O’Hara and Ogle star in tennis victory against San Mateo by a score of 9-2. The Cardinals are undefeated in five tournaments to date.

Netsters defeat Salinas 8-3 in. the coach expected a 11-0 sweep, but Salinas surprised.

Cards win over Cats 11-0. Out of the possible 138 games Watsonville won only 8. Players listed by order of the ladder: Trine, Ashton, O’Hara, Bliss, Shatkins, Butler, Dedrick and Ogle.

Netsters defeat Pacific Grove 11-0. Jimmie O’Hara, second man and Bert Ogle, sixth man won all their matches without losing a game, which is quite an accomplishment. It seems to be getting a habit with them as they have done it repeatedly in past performances.

Over the course of their four league titles, the Cards have captured 525 games to their opponents 232. Led by Bill Ashton who has lost, but 4 games in all his singles matches and Jimmie O’Hara with only 8 losses, the Cardinals hung up a record that they might well be proud of. So with the season gone by, we give a pat on the back to those five old men who have played their last for Santa Cruz, Bill Ashton, Jimmie O’Hara, Barry Bliss, Bert Ogle and Farrrell Dedrick.

Bill Ashton and doubles partner Jimmie O’Hara were champions of NCS and STATE.
Number one singles player, Barry Bliss won NCS and made the semi-finals at STATE.

GOLF

Second in league to Pacific Grove by 9 strokes. Dick Voris tied with two Pacific Grove men for low gross at 84 strokes to share medalist honors. Other team members scoring: Bob Peterson, 88; Bob Voris, 97 and David Nelson, 102 for a team total of 362 to Pacific Grove’s total of 371.

In the last regular match of the year the Cards out scored Salinas 17-1. Bob Voris won low honors with an 82. Others who made up the six man team: Bob Peterson 84, Dick Voris 88, Ernie King 89, David Nelson 95, Tom Butler 96.

INDIVIDUALS

Andy Maranta in 1937 was ALL CCAL as a sophomore for heavyweight basketball and led the league in scoring with a 11.4 average. Andy did not attend school in 1938, but worked instead. In 1939 Andy was ALLl CCAL in basketball. Andy played football, basketball and track for three years. 1939 broke the league scoring record and scored 45 points in one game. In track in 1937 Andy set a new record for the football throw of 213’7” to break Manuel Netto’s record throw of last year by 20’.

Bob De Witt made ALL CCAL for 3 years. Two years on lightweight and this year on varsity.

Therm Fought made 8 letters and was a star in 3 sports. ALL CCAL guard in basketball. This year Therm was captain of the baseball team. He has been a star for 3 years and for the first two years played 3B. This year for the benefit of the team he moved to catcher. Therm was also a main cog in the contending football team.

Dick Shively varsity track was first in the 220 and third in 440 at the CCAL meet and was a top runner on the football team for two years. He went on to play football in college.

1939 Joe Brovia born in Davenport, transferred to SCHS for his junior year. He was a strike out pitcher in high school and a powerful hitter. In one game he struck out 13 and had two doubles and a single going 3 for 4. Not a bad day. In 1940 Joe left school to work out with the SF Seals. The Seals manager former major league batting champ was impressed with the hitting of the 6‘, 210, 17 year old. He was sent to El Paso of the Arizona-Texas league were he hit for a league high .383 batting average. Joe spent the next 4 years in the service. 1946 he spent with Salt Lake of the Pioneer league and was second in the league in hitting .339. The following year he spent with the Seals again hitting .333 with power.

Lloyd Hebbron played one year of lightweight track, two years on championship light weight basketball teams, two years of outstanding work on the lightweight football team, and one year as a regular on both the varsity football and basketball teams.

Larry MacLean a transfer has had two years of brilliant work on the varsity track team. He was the backbone of the squad. ;He graduated mid term, so he was not eligible for track this year.

Bob De Witt one of the main cogs and a ALL CCAL player on this years 1939 championship basketball team. Bob was ALL CCAL in basketball three times. Two as a lightweight and one on varsity. All where championship teams and were undefeated in league play. In his last season on varsity he scored in the high teens normally, getting into the twenty’s occasionally.

Johnny Davis a freshman was on the championship basketball team, but spent most of his time playing for the SCHS team in the city league. He will be playing and doing some pitching on the baseball team this year. He plays football, basketball, baseball and track and excels in them all.

FORMER SC PLAYERS OF THE 1930’S

who have continued to play.

Bud Beasley three sport star mainly baseball and lightweight football and basketball. Bud went on to play for the U of Nevada baseball team and was a long time Reno high baseball coach. He played minor league baseball and for many years played for the Reno town team. Taught at Reno high school into his 80’s. He and his wife had five children. But still took in foster kids who needed their help.

1931 Joe Lantange helped San Jose State beat Fresno in baseball.

1933 Kenny Gleason captain of football team and outstanding athlete was the starting quarterback for Fresno State varsity in 1936. In 1933 starter on the title winning basketball team.

David Beaver guard at Fresno State.

Hank Leibbrandt was captain of the basketball team at San Jose State winner of the Far Western Conference.

Bill Staples was a regular, speedy hard hitting player on the Fresno State frosh football team.

Bob Hughes a tennis star here is now a member of the tumbling team at Cal.

1936 former players. Hod Kelly of Fresno State was a basketball All Far Western State conference player at guard.

Loren Nichols also of Fresno State was an honorable mention forward.

George Nelson was winning wrestling matches at San Jose State.

Ray Carpenter has won 12 bouts in a row at Cal Poly SLO.

Jim Nicholson last years baseball captain, pitcher and best all around player while trying out for the San Francisco Missions has been sent to Muskogee, Oklahoma in the Western league.

1936 Wayne Osburne former SCHS pitcher is pitching for the Stockton pro team. Later in his career he progress through the leagues to the majors. Wayne who was a top pitcher for the SC was 18-11 with the SF Missions in the Pacific Coast league last year. He has played for the major league Brooklyn Dodgers and the Boston Bees.

1936 grad Bill Clemenson in 1934 as a sophomore pitcher showed his potential even then. Next year 1935 struck out 51 in 39 innings. Team went 5-1 in league and 8-1 overall. Bill also played football and basketball. A 1946 Trident article said Bill is now pitching for the Pittsburgh Pirates after spending 4 years in the service. Bill was a coach and director of physical fitness program for the army in Tucson. Bill is in Spring training with the team in El Centro. The Sporting News lists Bill as an outstanding possibility to start the season in the major leagues. In Spring training with the Pirates he beat the San Francisco Seals 12-2.

1939 basketball championship member and ALL CCAL player Bob De Witt is first string at Modesto JC in 1940. While at SCHS Bob was ALL CCAL in basketball three times. Two as a lightweight, one on varsity. All on championship teams. Both lightweight teams were undefeated. In his last season on varsity he scored in the high teens normally, getting into the 20’s occasionally. Bob was a first string player at Modesto JC in 1940.

Local boy leaves for tryout with Yankees. “Lefty” Pellegrini, southpaw chucker on the championship baseball teams of 1936 and 1937 was a six letter man at Santa Cruz High. He starred on three baseball teams, played end on the 1937 lightweight football team and played on two championship lightweight basketball teams. He holds the scoring record for CCAL lightweights with 125 points in 1938. At the end of that season he was awarded the Lions Club Trophy of Merit. Pellegrini is at present the assistant instructor in the Printing department here at SCHS.

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