A sad truth the Trident sports editor in his column of March 10, 1950. The CCAL would be a much better league if it kept records. The lack of baseball records is particularly bad. Earned run averages, batting averages, etc, would make the baseball loop stronger.
Football and basketball facts and figures would be excellent, also. The only reason this circuit bothers with track and field records is because a clock and a tape measure are constantly staring officials in the face!
This year produced the largest Letterman’s Society in the history of the school. The reason is due to the increasing number of sophomores and juniors that are lettering. This will provide better teams for the school and community.
Wait “til next year” unpleasant as it may be, we feel the urge to remind everyone that every school in the A division of the CCAL, but SC will have won some kind of championship. Watsonville, bless it’s flinty heart, won the double laurel of titles in football and track. Salinas snatched the basketball and baseball honors. Monterey pulled out wins in Tennis and golf.
(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 this 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.)
Scoreboard In Use At Tonight’s Games. The scoreboard is electrically operated and is definitely a possession of which SCHS can be proud. The Hi Tow Tong put on a carnival
to raise money for it. The board is 20 feet long and 10 feet high and will show a quarter time clock, what down it is, the quarters and the score.
The rivalry between Watsonville and Santa Cruz has always been severe. From the very first records of the CCAL, football from the Tridents of 1909, we see that an intense desire for victory has driven the two schools in hard fought contests. Forty years have marked an epoch of good football that has been tooth and nail all the way. The football rivalry between Santa Cruz and Watsonville goes back to 1909, when Santa Cruz slaughtered Watsonville 5-0. The following year SCHS won again 6-0. Rugby football was born to the CCAL turfs in 1910, when we changed from the American football, because it was to vicious. Rugby proved to be much rougher. The first sign of trouble between the two schools showed in 1911. That years game was scheduled to be played at Watsonville, but Santa Cruz cancelled the game. However, the Watsonville team and officials appeared at the field and declared that we had forfeited the game. (No notice of 1912.) In 1913 we won 14-12 in rugby. We won again in 1914, 9-0 to win the league championship. No more football of any sort was played until the school year 1921, when American football was again played. The Cards started off with a 2-2 record and second place in the league.
A basketball rule at this time 1950: If the score is tied after one period of overtime, a sudden death period follows, where the first team to score 2 points wins. The next period starts with a center jump ball just as the first overtime did. This happened this year against San Jose Tech.
The league started playing a double round in football to help out in scheduling. With only three league games it made too short a league season. Also it made finding practice games for each of the schools difficult.
CCAL Constitution Undergoes Change. The league Board of Managers was composed of all the principals in the league and the coaches and all were eligible to vote. Now each division A and B school will send one coach each as non voting members of the board. This ruling was made, because too much trouble was arising at the meetings when the coaches become involved in heated arguments.
Coaches: Roger Baer, varsity football and track; Franklin Lindeburg, varsity basketball, golf and lightweight football. Don Lehmkuhl, baseball. Charles Smith, lightweight basketball; Gordon Madison, tennis.
Practice games: Santa Clara 12-0, Oakdale 20-6. Practice record 2-0. League: Monterey 16-27, 0-0; Salinas 7-6, 14-12; Watsonville 0-24, 6-26. League 2-3-1 tied with Monterey for third or last. Season 4-3-1.
Starting line up with positions and weight on some: ends, Bill McIntyre; Tom Neri, 155; Wilford Pokriats, 149; and twin Walter Pokriots 150; and Dean Towne 149; tackles, Carl La Mothe, 212; Fred Boehme, 180; Mitchell, 185 and co- captain, Duane Johnson, 167; guards, co-captain Bill Kirby, 165; Hayes 179; Gittins 175; and Charles Roberts, 178; center, LeRoy Morrison, 150 and Harold Bassinger 168; quarterback, Nick Vomvolakis, 145 and Lefty Waltrip 138; fullback, Pete Hendrickson, 165; halfbacks, Bob Bly, 155; Frank Palmer, 135; Jerry White 150 and Terry Erickson, 143.
A jamboree with 8 teams was held with 15 minute quarters, before a good crowd. SCHS beat Monterey in their quarter.
Heavyweights Saddle Cowboys 7-6. Even though they played top notch football for three and a half quarters, the Cards had their work cut out for them, before they over came a six point deficit to squeeze by the Cowboys 7-6. The Card fans were worried until Bob Bly broke off tackle for a 29 yard scoring run that tied the game. Pete Hendrickson coolly booted the conversion to put the Cards up 7-6. The Cards were vastly superior in all departments, completely crushing the Cowboys as far as statistics are concerned. The Cards gained 203 yards to Salinas’ 151. In first downs it was SC 18 and Cowboys 9. Nick Vomvolakis was an aerial circus for the Cards, throwing brilliantly completing four out of nine passes and at one time hit three straight for 68 yards. Pete Hendrickson ran for 108 yards in 18 carries. Bob Bly did nearly as well until being injured in the last quarter.
Cards Top Salinas For Second Time to win 14-12. In one of the hardest an certainly muddiest games of the season the Cards smacked the Cowboys. In the first part of the game Salinas did a lot of passing and Terry Erickson intercepted one and ran it back 40 yards to the Cowboy 43. Bob Bly went around end two plays later for the longest run of the game to score. Hendrickson kicked the extra point, which was important in the final score. Salinas scored before the half. Leaping off in the second half with a fine start, the Cards returned the kick off to their 40, from where Nick Vomvolakis passed to Wilford Pokriots, who went for 15 yards. After two first downs, Nick threw an 18 yard pass to Pokriots near the end zone from where he scored. Again Hendrickson’s conversion was good. Vomvolakis completed six out of eight passes for 77 yards. The Cards rolled up 228 yards to 225 for Salinas.
Men who scored the points this season: Tom Neri and Bob Bly had three; Wilford Pokriots two; Nick Vomvolakis and Frank Palmer one each. Pete Fredrickson kicked seven extra points.
ALL CCAL selections: Bill Kirby is a repeat All Leaguer and one of the best linemen in the league again. Pete Hendrickson a fine running back and the best punter in the league as well.
This compete record of football games against both Watsonville and Monterey appeared in the Trident.
SANTA CRUZ VS WATSONVILLE FOOTBALL
1908 SANTA CRUZ 11-0
1909 TIE 0-0
1910 SANTA CRUZ 6-3
1911 NO GAME
1913 SANTA CRUZ 14-12
1914 SANTA CRUZ 9-0
1915 TO 1919 NO GAMES
1920 WATSONVILLE 9-0
1921 SANTA CRUZ 44-6
1922 SANTA CRUZ 14-0
1924 WATSONVILLE 28-12
1925 WATSONVILLE 7-6
1926 SANTA CRUZ 35-0
1927 SANTA CRUZ 6-0
1928 SANTA CRUZ 13-0
1929 SANTA CRUZ 13-0
1930 SANTA CRUZ 13-6
1931 NO GAME RAIN
1932 SANTA CRUZ 9-6
1933 WATSONVILLE 6-0
1934 SANTA CRUZ 20-6
1935 WATSONVILLE 7-0
1936 WATSONVILLE 13-6
1937 WATSONVILLE 25-7
1938 WATSONVILLE 18-0
1939 TIE 0-0
1940 SANTA CRUZ 20-6
1941 WATSONVILLE 27-18
1942-45 NO GAMES
1946 WATSONVILLE 6-0
1947 WATSONVILLE 19-0
1948 WATSONVILLE 13-0
1949 WATSONVILLE 24-0
1949 WATSONVILLE 26-6
1950 WATSONVILLE 20-0
1950 WATSONVILLE 34-6
1951 TIE 6-6
WON: SANTA CRUZ 14, WATSONVILLE 16
TOTAL POINTS: SANTA CRUZ 294; WATSONVILLE 331
SANTA CRUZ VS MONTEREY 1907-1950
1907 SANTA CRUZ 4-0
1909 SANTA CRUZ 20-0
1924 MONTEREY 12-0
1926 SANTA CRUZ 7-0
1927 MONTEREY 7-0
1928 SANTA CRUZ 25-14
1929 SANTA CRUZ 26-14
1930 MONTEREY 7-6
1931 NO GAME
1932 SANTA CRUZ 18-0
1933 SANTA CRUZ 6-0
1934 TIE 0-0
1935 SANTA CRUZ 13-6
1936 TIE 0-0
1937 TIE 6-6
1938 TIE 6-6
1939 MONTEREY 13-7
1940 SANTA CRUZ 26-13
1941 MONTEREY 13-0
1942 NO GAME
1943 SANTA CRUZ 13-0
1944 TIE 13-13
1945 NO GAME
1946 SANTA CRUZ 13-0
1947 MONTEREY 39-7
1948 MONTEREY 39-13
1949 MONTEREY 27-16
1949 TIE 0-0
1950 MONTEREY 19-0
1950 MONTEREY 20-0
WON SANTA CRUZ 11, MONTEREY 10, TIES 6
TOTAL POINTS SANTA CRUZ 245 MONTEREY 269
practice games: Santa Clara 18-12, Oakdale 13-7. Practice record 2-0. League: Monterey 13-6, 26-12; Salinas 0-27, 7-13; Watsonville 7-2, 12-13. League 3-3 for third. Season 5-3.
Starting line: ends, Don Brose, Robert Matsuoko, Duane Watters and Yuko Nagata; tackles, Bob Farrand, John Anthony and Harvey Levine; guards, captain, Delbert Nehf and Keith Kruzie; center, Fred Wagner; backfield: Alfred Van Sickel, Don Metcalf, Darrell Millslagle, Richard Kirby, I. Anthony, Lefty Van Sickel, Pete Thomas and LeRoy Higgins. Other starters: K. Cutler, F. Thomas and Stan Silva. Other players: Roddie Smart, Gary Paden, John Ash, George Anderson,
The lightweights have switched from the single wing to the “T” formation this year.
The Cardlets came within two whiskers of winning league. The title was not decided until the last night of play, so close was the pennant fight.
Cardlets Win Third In Row By Single TD. The youthful Cardlets surprised a lot of people, when they bounced the Toreababes 13-7 in the CCAL opener. The Cardlets scored in the first and third quarters while Monterey scored in the third. After halting Monterey’s first drive, the Cardlets churned up their running attack that bamboozled the Toreababes down to the two yard line from where Leroy Huggins went off tackle for the score. Darrell Millslagle booted the conversion. (End of article)
Cardlets Beat Monterey 26-12. Paced by our fleet footed backs, the Cardlets came back in the second half to win. To start the game SC received the kick off and ran it up to their 36, where after eight plays and a 15 yard penalty for clipping, Stan Silva went over from the three for six points. Millslagle converted. Later in the quarter, Kirby took a punt and returned it 20 yards to the Monterey 34. After nine running plays, Silva again went over from the five. Millslagle’s kick was good. Monterey proceeded to score two touchdowns before half to be behind by only two points. SC kicked off to start the second half and after four downs took over the ball at their own 46 yard line. In four plays Huggins went over from the eight for the score. The last touchdown came from a fumble recovery deep in Toreababe territory. A pass from Millslagle to Nagata for 25 yards took the ball to the three yard line. Huggins took it to the two foot line and Silva went over for his third touchdown.
ALL CCAL Lightweight selections: Fred Wagner who was an offensive center and a defensive line backer. Senior, Bob Farrand a three year player and starting tackle the last two years. Leroy Higgins, runner deluxe was a hard man to bring down.
won five league games and tied Salinas for first place. SC Jayvees Crush Watsonville 19-0. After a few plays following the kickoff, SC recovered a fumble and worked the ball to the Watsonville 30, where Jack Scofield fleet footed 30 yards for the score. Charles Brook’s kick was blocked. After a few fumbles on both sides, SC worked the egg down to the four, where Terry Erickson lunged through for the second touchdown. Erickson blocked a punt on the Watsonville 10 yard line, which went into the end zone and was recovered by Hays for the final touchdown. Kersten passed to Keith Bull for the extra point.
Jayvees beat Salinas 14-13 on a wet and muddy field, to put the Cards in a tie with Salinas for the league title. The Cards had lost there first game to Salinas. The outstanding player was Bob Scofield who ran for two touchdowns of 102 and 60 yards. Brooks kicked the extra points for the win. Another high point of the season was the passing of Ed Kersten, who showed great talent in throwing the pigskin.
practice games; San Jose 27-33, Fremont 40-48, San Jose Tech 41-39, 2 overtimes; Lincoln 27-26, 45-46; Los Gatos 54-47, Santa Clara 36-37, 27-29, San Jose State Frosh 37-64, 31-46 (not counted in record); Washington 32-29, Gilroy 54-28, Bellarmine 50-36.. Practice record 6-5. League: Watsonville 47-49, 35-44; Salinas 32-44, 49-37; Monterey 37-41, 30-34. League record 1-5. Season 7-10
Starting five: forwards, Ron Walters and co-captain Clark Arneal; center, Bob Lindstedt; guards, Duane Johnson and co-captain, Will Pokriots. Others: Don Noren, Pacini, Blasich, Ledgerwood, Frank, Bill Kirby, Carpenter and Bob Kenyon
Cardinal Use 2 Overtimes To Edge San Jose Tech 41-39. Wilford Pokriots capped a brilliant game for himself by scoring the last basket in the sudden death second overtime period. With SC behind by one point and seconds left in the game, Bill Kirby had the ball and was able to get the shot off before the gun went off. He missed the first shot and made the second to tie the score. In the first overtime period each team scored three points to send the game into a sudden death period, where the first team to score 2 points wins. On the center jump ball to start the period, tall Don Noren tipped the ball to Kirby, who flipped it to Johnson, who gave it to Pok, who dribbled around his man and cut under the net for the game winning basket. The diminutive forward tallied 14 points to top the scoring and was a constant threat.
This years football team is playing all their games at opponents field, because of new turf being planted on Memorial field. Normally this would be a big financial burden on Santa Cruz as the normal procedure is for the home team to keep all the proceeds. Fortunately the other league teams agreed to give the proceeds to Santa Cruz, when the game should be our home game. As a matter of fact, from a monetary viewpoint, the deal is very satisfactory. All the league schools, Watsonville, Monterey and Salinas draw packed houses, which means that Santa Cruz will make more money than they would at home.
Football Program Sales Net $50. the lettermen’s society has made $50 from the programs this Fall and will add that to the money they take in from the basketball concessions to spend from $40 to $50 to buy trunks for the newly formed wrestling team. This is the second time since school opened that the Lettermen have come forth with money for needed articles in the boys’ PE department. They also paid for three fourths of the new public address system for the football field.
Coaches: Roger Baer, varsity football and baseball; Stu Fowler, varsity basketball, track and lightweight football. Charles Smith, lightweight basketball and golf; John Carey, tennis. Emmett Thompson, junior varsity basketball and assistant track.
practice games: Santa Clara 0-13, James Lick 30-0. Practice record 1-1. League: Salinas 32-19, 18-13; Watsonville 0-20, 6-34; Monterey 0-20, 0-20. League record 2-4. Season 3-5
Starting line up: ends, Keith Bull, Ed Geyer, Frank Boehme and Dean Towne; tackles, Carl LaMothe and Pete Johnson; guards, Chuck Brooks and Dick Nielsen; center, Fred Wagner. Backs: captain, Tom Neri, Bob Scofield the only junior, Don Waltrip, Richard Kirby and Ed Karston. Other top players: Larry Marker, Tom Wilson, Keith Cutler, Ray Shields, Art Adams, Geyer and Richard Hays.
Trident column. Casualty: It would appear that Lefty Waltrip is going to accumulate a set of China clippers. His two upper front teeth were jarred out in the first half against the Cowboys. Smiling a broad grin, he inserted a mouth protector and waltzed back to the field to make few more yards and a TD. Nice going Lefty.
Cardinals Unsaddle Befuddled Cowboys 32-19. Spearheaded by a powerful running backfield of Scofield, Neri and Waltrip the Cards came out ahead at the Lettuce Bowl. The first touchdown was scored on a 6 yard plunge by Bob Scofield after hard running by the Cards set up the TD. Waltrips’ pass to Geyer scored the conversion and made the score 7-0. Salinas then scored two touchdowns. SC marched fast and strong after the kick off and went down to the Salinas 5 yard line, where Walrip boomed through for the score. Brooks’ successfully converted and the score was 14-12 SC. SC took the second half kick off and scored almost at will as they powered 58 yards with Neri going over for the score making it 20-12. Salinas followed with a 64 yard drive for a touchdown making the score 21-19. After that Salinas seemed to tire as the Cards scored two more times. The Cards scored two more times to make the final score 32-19. (There was no mention of how the scores were made).
Cards Defeat Salinas Again 18-13. Utilizing speed as a terrific weapon, the Cards took the Cowboys to the tune of 18-13 before 1800 fans at Memorial field. It was like a three ring circus the first half. Both teams ripped up and down the field to score twice each with Santa Cruz short only a conversion of breaking even at the half. Quarterback, Ed Kersten turned his own third quarter fumble into the winning touchdown after fullback, Bob Scofield tallied the first two SC scores. The passing of Kersten was outstanding. The Salinas coach said, “Those passes just broke our backs.” This is the first game that the Cards have been able to complete any passes at all. One of the game’s most beautiful runs was by Waltrip three plays into the third quarter, when he broke away from his own 40 and ran the length of the field to be called back near the line of scrimmage for stepping out of bounds. With his legs churning piston like, he left the whole Salinas team in his wake. The stats were fairly even except the passing, where the Cards led 84 to 21. Running was 221 to 238. There was only one punt in the game and it was by SC for 44 yards. Fumbles lost SC 2 and Salinas 3.
selections: Pete Johnson at tackle played there on offense and defense, who proved himself to be the fastest charging lineman. Pete learned the fastest and put his knowledge to use. Don Waltrip better known as “Lefty” was an alternate back. He has played four years of football, two years on lightweights and two on varsity. Lefty has the ability to cut and weave up the football field. Lefty is one of those sensational seven letter men.
Keith Bull, heavyweight football player with the highest scholastic average during the season was awarded the Lowell Bready sweater in honor of a former Santa Cruz newspaper man killed in action in World War II. Team physician, Allan J. Pederson presented the sweater on behalf of a group of interested people and friends of Bready at an assembly for the student body.
Keith intends to go to the University of California next year where he will study engineering.
Trident “Batting the Breeze” column, the San Francisco Chronicle makes no bones about Roland Brooks of Watsonville being one of the finest prep school players they have seen in a good time. This writer believes, it will be a lucky college that takes him. (this is another sample of the integrity and willingness of the writers of the Trident to report with an open mind)
practice games: Santa Clara 0-6, Junipero Serra 39-6. Practice recore 1-1. League: Salinas 13-6, 0-13; Watsonville 6-19, 0-19; Monterey 13-26, won by forfeit. League 2-4. Season 3-5
Starting line up: ends, Bruce Royer and Towne; tackles, Bill Bell and Bob Johnson; guards, SkipTara and Larry O’Brien; center, Bob Smith; backs: captain, Ron Dillehay, Lefty Van Sickle, Marty Norman, Ron Hager, Jim Vomvolakis, Pete Thomas and Norm Bedell. Other top players: Chuck Moreno, Dave Herman, Pat Camera and Don Metcalf.
Cardlets Bury Junipero Serra 39-6. Pete Thomas made three touchdowns, while Ron Hager made two and Lefty Van Sickle one. Don Metcalf played a very good game in the backfield. The Line charge both offensively and defensively was especially good. Special praise goes to game captain, Dick Towne. Larry Brown first string defensive guard was lost for the season.
Cardlets defeat Salinas at their Lettuce Bowl 13-6. Marty Norman tried a field goal in the first half, but it was wide right. Halfback Al Van Sickle scored both SC touchdowns in the second half. He first intercepted a pass and ran it in for a score. With three minutes left in the game, Van Sickle rambled 32 yards for a score. Normans conversion was good to make the final score 13-6. In the Salinas game despite the fact that the quarterback had sprained his thumb in the first half and could not throw a pass if he had to, our mighty midgets came out with the win..
Both ALL CCAL selections are juniors: Marty Norman has played three years at left halfback and as the place kicker and Bill Bell at tackle.
Holy Cross varsity 19-30, Boulder Creek varsity 12-7, Watsonville 31-50, split their games with Salinas 18-12, 12-19. These results were all that were found.
In the 18-12 win over Salinas, Al Cheney made three long touchdown runs of 50, 55 and 43 yards. A run of 60 yards was called back due to a penalty,
(The training the players received this year must have been very good as many of the players went on to good careers with the varsity.)
Letter winners: Mahlon Foote, John Anthony, Darrrell Millslagle, Allan Cheney, Tom Carrithers, Henry Papa, Alton Fox, Warren Perrigo, Roger Hope, Jack O’Connor, Don Wilcox, Arnold Gregg, Dan Smith, Alton Fox, Harold Burger, Robert True and Ed Cunningham.
is being organized for the first time this year. Dean Towne, acting captain, requests anyone interested in running two and a half miles to contact him.
practice games: Madera 42-53, Fremont 31-32, Gilroy 33-23, Holy Cross 45-23, Washington win, Willow Glen 27-36, San Jose Tech 34-28, Campbell 24-39, James Lick win, Santa Clara 32-31. Practice record 6-4. League: Watsonville 36-42, 31-39; Salinas 26-48, loss; Monterey 24-25, 36-61. League record 0-6. Season 6-10
Starters: Duane Watters, Bob Blasich, Pete Van Houten, co-captains Ron Walters and Ray Shields, Don Waltrip, Don Burrows and Art Adams. Others: Warren Perrigo, Don Borrows and Ray Shields.
Walters’ Last Second Shot Ties Game Up. The Cards evened up their win-loss record in practice games by downing San Jose Tech in a thrilling overtime period 34-28, after they had trailed most of the game. With one second left on the clock, the Cards behind by two points. Ron Walters dropped in the tying markers on a lay in shot. While holding the visitors scoreless in the overtime, Bob Blasich made two field goals and Pete Van Houten made one field goal to end the scoring at 34-28.
Cardinals In Win Over Santa Clara 32-31. With the Panthers leading at half time 13-8, the Cards offense paced by Art Adams and Duane Watters began to click. Through the rest of the game the Cards steadily cut down the half time margin until at the end they prevailed by one point and that is all that matters. Scoring and positions: forwards, Waltrip the shortest of the Cards at 5’7”, 2 and Watters 7; centers, Burrows 2 and Blasich 4; guards, Walters 3,Van Houten 2, Adams 9 and Shields 3.
Although at the bottom of the league, the Cards played hard every game. Lacking height against the taller teams, the Cards used a “stall the ball” tactic in most of their game.
Bob Blasich and Ron Walters tied for eighth man on a seven man ALL CCAL team, just missed making the all league team by one vote.
practice games: Gilroy 30-23, Washington, Willow Glen, San Jose Tech 28-30, Campbell 39-20, James Lick , Santa Clara 34-32. Practice record unknown. League: Watsonville 32-39, 30-22; Salinas 22-27, loss; Monterey 34-41, 32-40. League record 1-5. Were not able to find all the practice games scores, so have no season record.
Starters: Marty Norman, Don Metcalf, Dave Ingols, captain Fred Migues, Pete Thomas and Ron Hager. Others: Joe Monachello, Jim Vomvolakis, Lefty Van Sickle, John Drew, Aldo Mazzei, Bob Johnson.
Cardlets Lose Final Practice Encounter to San Jose Tech 28-30. This was only the second game of the preseason that the Cardlets lost and it was to a team who had all their starters back from last year. Now if they can carry this over to the league?
Cardlets Lose Tough one 34-41. the Cardlets went out to an early lead on the long shots of Don Metcalf and Marty Norman and held a 10-8 lead at the end of the first quarter. In the second quarter the Monterey scoring machine and league leading scorer, Canepa started connecting to tie the score at half time 21-21. He continued his scoring in the third period for a 31-28 lead for Monterey, who padded their lead by another four points to end the scoring ahead 41-34. Scoring and positions: forwards, Mecalf 9 and Norman 11; centers, Thomas 4 and Hager 3; guards, Migues 3 and Ingols 4.
Cardlets Knock Over Kittens by 30-22 Score. With the Cardlets playing up to their potential for the first time this year, they led 17-12 at half time. In the later part of the third quarter, SC put the game on ice with the help of Ron Hager’s five points to go ahead 26-18. Both teams scored four points to make the final score 30-22. Scoring and position: forwards, Hager 9 and Ingols 2; centers, Migues 9 and Thomas 0; guards, Metcalf 4, Norman 6 and Van Sickle 0.
The Cardlets also ended up in the cellar. They had all the breaks go against them, but their spirit never dimmed.
ALL CCAL selection Fred Migues one of seven selected.
scores: Los Gatos 33-30, 36-35; Santa Clara 31-29, 34-25; Lincoln 31-30, Salinas 3-10, Watsonville 24-19, Gonzales 25-12, Carmel 33-17 and Pacific Grove 30-9. Season record 9-1
Lettermen and total points scored: Joe Monachello 49, Sherman 41, Phil Baker 27, Bob Branstetter 8, Clifford Busenhart 20, Ron Busenhart, Len Klempnauer 15, John Drew 10, Jim Fitzpatrick and Jim Zachary 5. Other players: Jim Allen, Maitland Churton, Ray Ewing, Jack Richey and Jim Zachary.
scores: Los Gatos 22-17, 13-8; Santa Clara 16-14, 21-14; Salinas 14-16 in OT, Lincoln 18-21, Watsonville 16-19, Gonzales 30-10, Carmel 21-1 and Hollister win. Season record 7-3. Lettermen: Dave Ingols 78, Jack Church 58, Aldo Mazzei 11, Ed Coutts 46, Hartin 14, Gilbert Hoyt 6, Bill Marlow, Dick Mendonsa 34 and Al Nunes.
Junior Varsity basketball took third place in the Recreation league and defeated the Salinas JV twice. Team members: Dick Breckon, Devitt, Al Peirona, John Simkins, Rich Kirby, Don Childers, Gary Paden, Jim Gilles, Dean Noren, Taylor Lovelace and Stelzer.
a new sport was introduced to SC this year in the form of wrestling. The team took part in three Bay Area tournaments and was honored by the right to hold the Bay Area Senior Limited Tournament in Santa Cruz. Most of the wrestlers are juniors and sophomores, which will help next year.
The team won 4 out of 11 matches against San Jose to lose 18-33. The Cards winners were Maity Churton, Doyne Weaver, Richard Anderson and Marvin Parker.
Cardinals Dropped by Sequoia High 6-41. Only two boys won matches. Doyne Weaver, who is a ninth grader at Mission Hill, who has lost only two matches this year at 112 pound class. The other is “Irish Killer” Jim McCung at 154 pounds.
Team members and their weight classifications: Alfred Rasiche, 112; Allan McLean, 120; Bernard Shreman, 127; Edwin Miller and Clyde Prresley 127; Todd Brown and Dave Herman 133; Pete Likins, 138; Todd Likins, 133; G.len Parker, 127; Marvin Packer, 133; Dick Anderson, 120; Matty Churton, 103; Dee Larsen, 154; Bill Bell, 138; Chew and Doyne Weaver, 112; Ron Dixon, 191; Harold Burger, 165; Jim McClung. 154; Wetzle, 175; Miller, 127; Jack Mann 154 and George Foster.
BASEBALL CCAL CHAMPS FIRST TIME IN 8 YEARS
. Practice games: Carmel 8-4, Los Gatos win, loss; Fremont won, 14-3; Santa Clara 12-2, 8-4; Bellarmine 15-3, 5-4. Practice record 8-1. League Monterey 8-6, 4-1; Watsonville loss, 4-6; Salinas 11-10, 3-1. League record 4-2 for the CHAMPIONSHIP. season record 12-3.
The Cards were a preseason pick as favorite in the CCAL race, considering every man on the team was a veteran. The team was headed by Ron Walters; ace pitcher, Paul Patrick and Dick Hayes who were ALL CCAL last year. The team has power at the plate and effective pitching staff with a good second pitcher in Fred Migues.
Cards Win First League Game 4-1. the high flying Cards win their fourth straight game to beat Monterey 4-1. Monterey scored a run in the first inning and that was it for them. In the third both Marty Norman and Ron Hager crossed the plate for the Cards. Two Monterey errors allowed Paul Patrick and Carl LaMothe to score in the seventh to end the scoring. Ed Kersten had a triple. Other hitters for the Cards were Hager with two and Norman, Van Houten and Patrick with a hit apiece. Patrick had good control, hit the corners and had a sharp drop. He fanned eight and only walked two.
Hardballers Defeat Salinas 3-1. The Cards edged out Salinas in a well played ball game. Paul Patrick hurled three hit ball. Richard Hayes, Ron Walters and Art Adams scored the only three runs of the game in the fourth inning. Hayes, who had two hits in the game, started the fourth with a single, an error on a ball hit by Walters advanced the runners to second and third. Adams popped a ball up between the infielders and the right fielder for a hit, which scored Walters on a wild throw to third and Adams went to third. Adams was squeezed in by Van Houten with a good bunt. The only other player with a hit was Hager. Batting order and positions: Norman, 2B; Hager, SS; Kersten, 3B; Hayes, LF; Walters, 1B; Adams, CF; Van Houten, RF; La Mothe, C; Patrick, P; Brooks, 2B.
Cards Take One Game League Lead by Defeating Monterey 8-6. Behind the three hit pitching of Freddie Migues, the Cards took a one game lead in the league race. Most of the game was not as close as the final score indicates as the Cards had a 8-1 lead going into the last inning. Monterey started a five run rally with one man out. After the fifth run scored, Migues struck out the next two batters to end the game. La Mothe, Hager and Norman all banged out two hits apiece. La Mothe batted in four runs, Norman two and Hager one. Other Cards who had hits were Hays and Migues for a total of 8 hits. The batting order and positions: Norman, 2B; Hager, SS; Kersten, 3B; Hays, LF; Walters, 1B; Adams, CF; Van Houten, RF; La Mothe, C; Migues, P; Subs; Brooks, 2B and Shields, C.
Going into the last game of the year, the league was a tight race with all four teams having a chance to tie for the championship. Santa Cruz and Watsonville had 3-2 records, while Monterey and Salinas had 2-3 records. (It turned out that the last place teams played the first place teams in the last game. If they both had won, the league would have ended up in a four way tie all 3-3!)
Cards Are CCAL Champs First Time in 8 Years. Defeated Salinas 11-10, While Monterey Upsets Wildcats 1-0. Santa Cruz ends with 4-2 record and the championship. Monterey and Watsonville ended up with 3-3 records tied for second. Fred Migues received credit for the win, which gives him a perfect 6-0 record for the season. The game was not one of the Cards best games of the year as they made nine errors and left 11 men on base. By far their worst performance of the year, even thought it brought them a clear championship rather than a three way tie. Marty Norman and Carl La Mothe each had two hits. Only two players did not get a hit. Lineup and positions for this game: Norman, 2B; Hager, SS; Kersten, 3B; Hays, LF; Walters, 1B; Adams, CF; Van Houten, RF; La Mothe, C; Shields, C; Mingues, P; Kirby, pinch hitter. SC scoring by innings: one in the third, four in the fourth and six in the sixth inning. For Salinas: One in the second, five in the third, three in the fourth and one in the seventh.
Batting averages without the last game. Norman, 378; Kersten, 354; La Mothe, 345; Shields, 333; Walters, 294; Van Houten, 281; Migues, 277; Hager, 220; Hays, 209; Adams, 179; Patrick, 175. Players with less then ten at bats; Kirby, 571; Simpkins, 1000; Van Sickle, 500; Johnson, 142 and Brooks, 125.
Of the 15 men ALL CCAL team picked by the sportswriters and coaches, 5 were from SC. There are four seniors and one junior. Left handed pitcher, Paul Patrick and first baseman Ron Walters were picked for the second year. Patrick was one of three pitchers selected and was the only southpaw. Patrick won two and lost two, showed good control throughout the season, but his earned run average was better than three runs a game.
Walters a lanky left handed hitter and first baseman, played a consistent game, bringing down sky high pegs and sweeping up he low ones to make the opponents chances of reaching first really tough.
Carl LaMothe was a surprise catcher of the year, while slugging out a clean .333. He showed a fair throwing arm that more than once caught an unaware base runner off base.
Second baseman, Marty Norman was second in league hitting .381. There was no argument over the second base position. Little Norman, one of the top hitters for the Cards throughout the season, won the position hands down.
Junior outfielder, Pete Van Houten played a steady game during the season and was picked as a utility player.
The JV team played against other schools beating Watsonville and Salinas, while splitting with Holy Cross.
Jay Vee’s Lose To Salinas 5-2. In the last game of the season the JV’s lost only their second game of the year. “Straight Arrow” Kirby, who was charged with the loss gave up only four hits, but three of them came in one inning. Top hitter in the game was Newton with two. Dillehay, Van Sickel, Phil Walters and Kirby each had a hit. Lineup and positions: Dillehay, SS; Newton, CF; Bedell, 3B; Van Sickel, 1B; Simkins, 2B; Sherman, RF; Bowen, LF; Phil Walters, P; Kirby, P; Carrothers, pinch hitter.
Other JV team members: Manachello, Colburn, Marchi, Hangaard, Jim Vomvolakis, Sharp, T. Reese, Brown, Carrithers, Church, Devitt, Scribner and B. Reese.
JV’s defeat Watsonville 18-3. Al Van Sickle’s grand slam home run accounted for four runs all in one swoop and was the highlight of the game. Joe Monachello also had a home run in the same inning. Rod Coburn and Gordon Hangard teamed up to allow the Cat squad to only four hits.
varsity meet scoring: Salinas 86, Watsonville 43, Carmel 33, Santa Cruz and Monterey 23, Pacific Grove 17, Hollister 10, King City 10 and Gonzales 1. Lightweights ended in last place.
The track teams were small in numbers this year and lacked the reserve strength to score well in meets. But had good athletes, who held their own individually.
Bob Smith Places Sixth In NCS Track Finals. Bob Smith the lone SC lightweight entered in the NCS finals at UC Berkeley, finished sixth in he 660, Coach Stu Fowler reported. SC’s only other entry, Art Adams, working under the handicap of a pulled groin muscle failed to top 11 feet in the pole vault and did not place.
At the qualifying meet for NCS three spikers placed. Art Adams took third in the pole vault at 11 feet; Dean Towne took fifth in the mile and lightweight, Bob Smith was fourth in the 660. The varsity scored 2 ½ points and Cardlet, Bob Smith had 2 points. Bob Scofield placed fourth in the 440 finals in the good time of 51.5. Fourth place in this event does not qualify to move on. Keith Bull ended up in sixth place in the 880. Al Cheney failed to qualify in the first heat of the 120 high hurdles and the shot put. Dick Menefee placed fifth in the qualifying race for the 180 low hurdles.
Palo Alto scored 33 points for the varsity championship followed by Salinas with 23. Pacific Grove won the lightweight crown with 34 points, followed by Salinas with 33.
May 3. 12 Cards Qualify At CCAL Trials. Qualifying men in every varsity event except the discus at the CCAL trials in Watsonville. Al Cheney lived up to expectations as he qualified in the century, 120 high hurdles and the shot put. The 195 pound sprinter placed third in the century. In the high hurdles, Cheney turned in the best time of the three heat event, when he ran a 15.5. Cheney came back to place fifth in the shot put with a heave of 45-3. Sprinter Bob Scofield qualified in two events, the 220 and 440. In the 220, he ran 23.1 to win his heat. In the 440, he ran first in his heat with a 53.2. Keith Bull won his 880 heat in 2:09.4. Dick Menefee won his heat of the 180 low hurdles in 21.4. Art Adams qualified in the pole vault with a leap of 9-6 to tie with seven others at this qualify height. Making his second stab at the high jump in competition, Ron Walters came through with the qualifying leap of 5-4 to tie with six others for first place. In the broad jump, Marty Norman surprised the experts, when he qualified for the finals with a leap of 18-11. Dean Towne place second in the mile to qualify. The Card relay team came in fourth ahead of Watsonville and King City to qualify. Salinas won the event, followed by Hollister and Carmel.
Lightweights: Bob Smith was the lone Cardlet to qualify, winning the first heat of the 660 in a good time of 1:31.9.
May 8. Salinas Wins CCAL Track Crown. Scofield Second In 440, Adams was upset in the pole Vault; Cards and Monterey tied for Fourth. CCAL meet scoring: Salinas 86, Watsonville 43, Carmel 33, Santa Cruz and Monterey 23, Pacific Grove 17, Hollister 10, King City 10 and Gonzales 1. SC expected to place second or third, fell to a fourth place tie with Monterey and failed to take a first place in either meet. The record set by Darrell Young of SC in 1936 at 2:07.7 in the 880 was broken by a runner from Carmel at 2:00.1. The most disappointing feature of the meet was the performance of Art Adams. Adams had been considered a sure winner for the Cards. But the lanky athlete seemed to be bothered by a sore ankle that has hampered him all season. Adams took second in pole vault as did Bob Scofield in the 100. Third place finishers were Al Cheney in 120 high hurdles; Keith Bull in 880 and Dean Towne in mile. Fourth place finishers were Menefee in 180 low hurdles and Al Cheney in shot put. Cheney also took fourth in the shot put to qualify in the event at NCS. The top three men in the dashes, runs and hurdles will compete along with the top five in the field events will move on to the NCS qualifying meet Friday at Fremont High in Sunnyvale. The SC relay team was fifth.
The lone lightweight Bob Smith was fourth in the 660 for the Cardlets two point total. SC finished in last place.
The seven SC athletes qualified for NCS qualifying meet were Cheney in 120 high hurdles and the shot put. Bull in the 880, Scofield in the 440. Towne in the mile. Adams in pole vault, Dick Menefee in the 180 low hurdles and lightweight Bob Smith in the 660.
At the CCAL consolation meet for those who did not place high enough to go on to NCS. SC placed third in the lightweight meet and seventh in the varsity affair. The only first place taken by SC in either meet was garnered by Cardlet Bob Newton in the 70 high hurdles in 10.3. Pete Thomas took second in the same event. Ron Walters and Neil Gittins tied for second place in the high jump. Ed Geyer was third in the 220. Darrell Millslagle was fifth in the 440. The relay team took fourth.
In the lightweight division: Bob Newton took first place in the 70 high hurdles and was third in the 120 low hurdles. Other third place finishers were Dave Ingols in shot put; relay team and Ron Dillehay in high jump. Fourth place finisher: Younger a freshman in 330. Fifth place finisher was Vern Huffman in 75 yard dash.
May 24. Cardinals Enter 11 relay teams At Hollister Relays. Cinder Season Finale. Co-coaches Stu Fowler and Emmett Thompson have set up 11 relay teams. The distance medley team will have Bob Smith running the first 220 yards, Bob Scofield will do the 440, Keith Bull will travel 880, while Dean Towne will finish the race by running a mile. The high jump relay team is made up of Ron Walters, Neal Gittens, Darrell Millslagle and Scofield. The 120 low hurdles team will be Al Cheney, Pete Thomas, Dick Meneffe and Bull. The same four will run the 70 yard high hurdles relay. In the sprint relay, Cheney will run 110 yards, Ed Geyer will run the next 220, then Scofield will run 330 yards and Smith will finish up with a 660 yard run. The 880 relay team is Menefee, Geyer, Schofield and Millslagle. The 440 relay team is Walters, Towne, Bull and Art Adams. Don Burrows, Mahlon Foote, John Simkins and Roger Hope or Farrell Mathues will compose the two mile relay. The broad jump relay squad is Burrows, Marty Norman, Geyer and Millsagle. The shot put and discus relay is made up of Dave Ingols, Al McLean, Pete Likins and Norman Bedell. Both the shot put and discus teams are entered in the lightweight classification.
May 27. Cards Place third In Three Events, along with a fourth and a fifth at the Hollister Relays. The annual event with 24 schools entered, Salinas won the varsity meet and Dos Palos the lightweight meet. SC took third in the 70 yard high hurdles and the 120 low hurdles. Both teams were comprised of Al Cheney, Pete Thomas, Dick Menefee and Keith Bull. The other third place finish came in the distance medley with Bob Smith, Bob Scofield, Dean Towne and Bull on the team. San Francisco’s Poly high won with Carmel second. The pole vault relay took a fifth place. The sprint relay team of Cheney, Ed Geyer, Scofield and Smith took fourth. SC’s two mile relay record set in 1947 at 3:34.8 fell to Willow Glen, who ran a 3:33.
Spikemen Lose To Watsonville In Dual Meet 54-60. The out come of the dual meet came down to the discus event the last event to finished for the day. The Cards won 8 events and tied one out of the 13 events. Watsonville’s superior depth paid off at the end. The Redbirds were only able to capture two seconds and three thirds. Al Cheney won the 120 high hurdles, the shot put and tied for first in the 100 yard dash. Bob Scofield won the 220 and the 440. The 880 yard relay team of Cheney, Darrell Millslagle, Ed Geyer and Scofield took first place even thought they had a bad baton pass. Ron Walters, in his first try at the high jump cleared the barrier at 5’8” to take second to Ken Sears of (Santa Clara University Hall of Fame for basketball and NBA fame. The Sentinel named Ken the top basketball player in the county ever.)
The lightweights did not do so well, capturing only one first by Bob Newton in the 120 low hurdles. Bob Smith captured two second places in the 660 and 150 yard dash.
Additional varsity members: Gene Mazzei, Shields, Norman, Simpkins, Hope, Foote, Oerrugim, Paden and Burrows.
Consistent winners for the lightweights were Bob Smith and Vern Huffman. Other point winners were Bob Newton, Dave Ingols and Pete Thomas. Other members: Pete Likins, H. Adams, Camera, Sutherland, Todd Likins, Smith, MacLean, Mathes, Neston, Huffman, Younger and Murphy.
managed to win three matches while losing seven, due to inexperience with many first time players. Only two players returned from last year. At the CCAL finals the Cards lost in the first round.
Card Netsters Sink Indians 4-1. Winners were first man Dick Breckon listed on down the ladder were winners: Roger Diggins, Allan Knotts, and in the doubles Jim Larson and Alfred Raiche. The only losers were Larry Maker and Ken Wilson in doubles. Other team members: Ewing, Millisch, Kotts, McMillen, Don Noren, Kajse and Wilcox.
team was the best Santa Cruz has produced in many a year. In match play the Cards won 9, lost one and tied one. But lost to Monterey in the league tournament by seven strokes 333 to 340. Scoring for the Cards in the championship rounds were Bob Ewing, 82; Don Samuelson, 83; Jim Samuelson, 84 and Mel Amaya, 91.
There are no seniors on the team, which bodes well for next year. Other team members: Pelz, Bryan, W. Amaya, B Martin, Warner and Hope.
Don “Lefty” Waltrip played 4 years of football. Two years lightweights coming over from junior high to work on his ability to cut and weave up the football field and two terrific years on varsity. Lefty ended his career here by being selected as an alternate ALL CCAL back. Lefty is one of those sensational seven letter men. Lefty was a first team forward and a co captain on the basketball team this year
1942 grad Emmett Thompson is a student teacher here this year. During his stay here he lettered two years in football, three years in basketball and baseball. In 1941 and 1942, he was chosen ALL COUNTY in basketball. This is comparable to the present ALL CCAL ratings without Salinas and Monterey. While at Cal Poly he coached the Mission Catholic High School to their first championship in the 25 years of the schools’ existence by winning five and losing only one.
Pete Johnson at tackle played there on offense and defense, who proved himself to be the fastest charging lineman. Pete learned the fastest and put his knowledge to use.
Keith Bull, heavyweight football player with the highest scholastic average during the season was awarded the Lowell Bready sweater in honor of a former Santa Cruz newspaper man killed in action in World War II. Team physician, Allan J. Pederson presented the sweater on behalf of a group of interested people and friends of Bready at an assembly for the student body.
Keith intends to go to the University of California next year where he will study engineering.
Ron Walter’s was a four time letter winner in baseball. Gaining ALL CCAL honors his last two years. As a senior this year he helped lead the team to the baseball championship. Ron went on to play at San Jose State and to coach successful teams, before going into administration. Walters’ Last Second Shot Ties Game Up. The Cards evened up their win-loss record in practice games by downing San Jose Tech in a thrilling overtime period 34-28, after they had trailed most of the game. Ron was a co captain of the basketball team this year and a first string forward on last years team. Ron did 5”8” in the high jump to place in the track meets.
Paul Patrick was a two time ALL CCAL pitcher. His senior year he helped the Cards to the league championship and a 12-3 season record. Paul relies on trickiness and moxie to control the hitters. Last year against Monterey he only faced 22 batters, one over the minimum need to complete a game. He struck out 13 batters saving his fielders much work. Last year the team was right on the edge for the championship, but lost two close games at the end of the season.
Freddie Migues though not large in stature has a big heart and ended his senior year with a 6-0 pitching record and a win in the last league game to cinch the league championship and a nice 12-3 season record. Freddie along with Paul Patrick almost did the same thing last year as the team was right on the edge for the championship, but lost two close games at the end of the season. Freddie has a fast lightening like fast ball, but his best pitch is his wicked schoolboy curve. During this season he has not given up more than three hits in any game. Fred was captain and starter on the lightweight basketball team. Previous years he has played lightweights also.
An attempt to get a suitable facility for the swim team did not materialize and there were 43 disappointed prospective swimmers who had signed up to be on the swim team. It is time for the school to build a pool, since we are a water background. Everyone should learn to swim to live in Santa Cruz.
Unbeknown to most students, but SCHS has on of the best rifle teams in the state. The team beat Merced in the Northern Cal finals, which qualifies them for the State meet in Sacramento.
Roy Arnold the shooting “bug” brought fame to SC this year when he captured the STATE rifle trophy.
Coaches: Roger Baer, varsity football and baseball; Franklin Lindeburg, varsity basketball and assistant varsity football. Will Morgan, track. Stu Fowler, lightweight football and basketball. Charles Smith, C and D basketball and golf; John Carey, tennis. Emmett Thompson, junior varsity basketball and assistant lightweight football. Jack Fiebig, wrestling.
practice games: Santa Clara 13-12, Jefferson 18-6. Practice record 2-0. League: Salinas 20-19, 32-20; Watsonville 6-6, 14-20; Monterey 19-0, 24-18. League 4-1-1, second place to Watsonville. Season 6-1-1 The best season since 1944.
Starting line ups: ends, Gary Paden, Dick Towne, Wes Martin and co-captain, Tom Wilson; tackles, Harry Pappa, Chuck Sanflippo and “Fuzzy” Foote; guards, co-captain, Bill Bell, John Anthony and Keith Cutler; center, Glen Tichner; backs, Gene Mazzei, Rich Kirby, Al Cheney, Bob Scofield, Don Metcalf and Rich Hager.
Other players: Carrithers, Metcalf, Gregg, Reese, D. Towne, Applegarth, F. Mathes. Jim Simkins, Camera, F. Fehn, John Biondi, Smith, Martin, O’Conner, Goode, Moreno, Burns, Gillies, Warren Perrigo and Mattingly,
In the last Watsonville game the Cards led going into the fourth quarter and if they could have held on would be champs. They still had a superior season.
In the first game of the season swivel hips, Rich Kirby ran through the Santa Clara defense 54 yards for a touchdown. Tom Wilson’s crushing block on two Santa Clara defenders on the Panther 30 yard line gave Kirby clear sailing. Rich is also the Cardinal toe, drop kicking field goals and conversions with the ease and confidence of a seasoned pro. (At this point in football the drop kick is a lost art)
Twice at the same game, punter Gene Mazzei while deep in this own territory brushed aside the code of ethics and became a strategist. Instead of kicking the ball out of danger, he chose to run instead and made the first downs. It worked Gene, but please take it a little easier form now on our blood pressure as well as the coaches. We can not take it very often.
Mazzei has gained the title of “the mad magician” for his accurate bullet passes, spectacular faking and daring generalship on the field. Since Gene handles the ball on every play, he was pivotal in the success of the well oiled, smooth offensive Cardinal machine.
In a tight 20-19 come from behind win against Salinas, Bob Scofield piled up 173 yards on 15 plays for an 11.6 yards per carry. One of his runs was for a 40 yard TD. At the same game “The Toe” Kirby reached into his bag of tricks. Faking a drop kick, “Rapid” Rich passed to Tom Wilson in the end zone for the extra point. In the fourth quarter after hitting pay dirt on a five yard romp, Rich added the winning extra point.
In a disputed play against Monterey, Mazzei flipped a short pass to Paden, who after receiving the ball, lateraled out to Bob Scofield, who went over untouched. But a whistle was blown at the 10 nullifying the score. On the next play Hager ran to the two and on the following play Mazzei sneaked over behind the push of his line.
Defensive linemen Bill Bell scooped up a loose ball and ran it 54 yards for a touchdown. He is one of the few linemen, who end up in the scoring column. Linemen recover fumbles, but usually they are not quick enough to run half the length of the field to score.
The scoring for the season by the Cardinals: Rich Kirby 26, Bob Scofield, Ron Hager and Al Cheney 24, Gene Mazzei 18, Tom Wilson 13, Gary Paden 7, Bill Bell 6, John Anthony 2.
Ron Hager led the league in yardage gained. Bill Bell and Al Cheney were great on both offense and defense and according to the Trident deserved all league consideration.
Gene Mazzei was given honorable mention on the ALL NORTHERN CAL team picked by the San Francisco Examiner. Gene is leaning toward Oregon for a future school. Al Cheney, Cardinal block buster likes Cal.
This year separate offensive and defensive teams were picked giving more opportunities for players to be ALL CCAL selections. Four Cardinals were chosen. End, Tom Wilson; quarterback, Gene Mazzei; defensive back, Don Metcalf and back, Bob Scofield.
LIGHTWEIGHT FOOTBALL LEAGUE CHAMPIONS FOR THE FIRST TITLE SINCE 1933
Practice games: Santa Clara 12-7, Holy Cross varsity 38-11. Practice record 2-0. League: Salinas 12-7, 29-20; Watsonville 19-12, 7-13; Monterey 12-0, 12-12. League 4-1-1. Season 6-1-1. Ended up with the same record as the varsity except the lightweights won the championship.
Starting line up: ends, Bob Newton, and Bob Kranich; tackles, Bill Pike, Walt Henderson and Bob Sakata; guards, Skip Tara, co-captain Pete Likins and Todd Likins; center, Dave Herman; backs, Jim Vomvolakis, Norm Bedell, Ron Dillahey, co-captain Pete Thomas, Vern Huffman, Dave So and Dave Ingols.
Others: Murphy, Wallace, Skip Tara, Sakata, Nick Pagnini, Lance Bei, McLean, Phil Walters, Parr, Mathes, Papper, Likins, Kuhnau, Mando, Church, A. Mitchel, T. Mitchell, Coutts, Traylor, Packer, Brazil, Cardiff, Cook, Costa, Silva, Dunn, Martin , Sherman, Plattner, Fehn, Sutherland, Palmer, York, Watson, Huston, Raffin, Mathews, Tuttle, McCoy, Richey, Ash, Hansen, Partlow and Wagner,
The Cardlets potent offense led by Norm Bedell’s rifle arm showed up in the Monterey game with both scores in the game coming from his touchdowns tosses of 22 and 35 yards. The quickness and hard running by backs Ron Dillehay, Pete Thomas, Dave Ingols, Jim Vomvolakis and Verne Huffman were made possible by the fine blocking received from the interior line of, Bill Pike, Walt Henderson, Bob Sakata, Skip Tara, Pete Likins, Todd Likins and Dave Herman.
The coaches after the Salinas game thought highly of the play of linemen Walt Henderson, Pete Likins, Bob Newton and Dave Herman, plus backs Dillehay and Vomvolakis.
Walt Henderson did something a lineman normally does not get a chance to do. Walt picked up a fumble and scored, feeling the thrill of crossing the goal line for a TD. He is a demon on defense, disrupting other teams plays.
Coaches comments after the Monterey game were the offensive and defensive play of Thomas and Dillehay was outstanding all night. The passing combination of Bedell to Newton was something to marvel at. “Pistol” Pete Thomas shoots around the ends and picks up yardage for the lightweight team is one of the best in the league.
At a junior lightweight game on Saturday morning, some of the inexperience players were piling on after the whistle had blown. The coach went over and told them to quit their piling on. Instantly an unidentified player, sincerely asked quizzically “ we can jump on ‘em if they’re still wiggling, can’t we?”
This year separate offensive and defensive teams were picked given more opportunities for players to be ALL CCAL selections.
Six Cardlets who were chosen were guard, Pete Likins; end, Bob Newton; back, Pete Thomas; quarterback, Norm Bedell; back, Ron Dillehay and tackle Walt Henderson.
practice games: Fremont 38-46, 38-36; Bellarmine 47-37, Gilroy 41-38, Washington 47-31, Los Gatos 41-30, 39-43; Campbell 65-49, 56-49; James Lick 51-44, Santa Clara 37-40, 45-41; Willow Glen 41-39. Practice record: 10-3 League: Monterey 49-54, 45-48; Watsonville 41-52, 35-36; Salinas 48-46, 37-40. League 1-5. Season 11-8.
Starters names, position and points scored: Rich Montgomery, C, 119; Ron Hager, G, 73; Gary Paden, F, 127; Pete Van Houten, G, 50; Gene Mazzei, F, 152; captain, Rich Kirby, G, 65; Al Peirona, F, 100; Dan Childers, C, 32 and Norm Wadell, F, 70 Others: Don Ingols, 6; Dick Breckon 18; Jim Simkins, F, 6; Pete Thomas, F, 12; Wayne Lovelace, F, 11; and Milt Devitt, Glen Tickner, Jack Nystrom 0 each,
Quickies from the Trident: As an extra incentive to work on free throw shooting the varsity coach has posted a free trip to the Cal vs. Stanford game in March for the player registering the best free throw percentage for the season.
In the first three CCAL games Ron Hager is batting a thousand in the fouling out department.
In the first battle between the two dominate centers in the league, our 6’5”, Rich Montgomery and well built 6’7”, Chuck Howell of Monterey came out about even or a little to Rich’s side. Howell was limited to 4 points, but his rebounding proved to be the difference in the two clubs.
The story for the Cards is ‘as Montgomery goes, so go the Cards‘. In the second Monterey game, for all purposes for the championship, Monterey outscored the Cards 15 to 3 in the second quarter. Rich Kirby playing his best game of the season, scoring 12 points along with Rich Montgomery and Ron Hager with 10 each. The hustling Cards got the score margin down to one, but could not make the last push, losing a hard fought game 45-48.
Another tight game was a 48-46 overtime win against Salinas. With seconds left in regular time, Salinas had two foul shots, anyone of them would have won the game, but both were missed to give the Cards the chance to win in OT.
ALL CCAL selection Rich Montgomery
practice games: Fremont 37-21, 36-28; Bellarmine 36-21, Gilroy 40-15, Washington 27-26, Campbell 30-38, 36-39; Los Gatos 36-28, 32-26; James Lick 35-40, Santa Clara 24-45, 20-27; Willow Glen 22-31. Practice record: 7-6. League: Monterey 30-45, 19-27; Salinas 21-34, 26-38; Watsonville 20-28, 19-31. League record 0-6. Season 7-12.
Starters names, positions and points scored: Len Klempnaur, G, 120; Phil Walters, G, 21; Joe Monachello, G, 75; captain, Ron Dillehay, G, 84; Aldo Mazzei, F, 18; Jack Church, C, 97; Norm Bedell, F, 28; and Leon Dunn, F, 42; Others: Phil Martin, G. 13; Don Nunes; Jim Fitzpatrick, F, 16; Marvin Gangloff, C, 1; Gerald Simkins 7; Jim Zackary, F, 5; and Bill Marlow, Don Nunes, T.J. Scott 0 each.
The loss of Joe Monachello with a broken foot, before the first league game was a large loss.. The team had a 7-2 record before Joe went down in the first quarter of the Fremont game, which the Cardlets won 36-28. The team proved they could still win. The Cardlets put the pressure on in the third period led by Dillehay, Klempnauer and Church increasing their lead to a nine point margin. Scoring: Dillehay 12, Church 10, Klempnaur 8, Dunn 4, Monaachello 2, Bedell, Mazzei, Gangloff and Walters 0 each.
Len Klempnaur came through scoring wise to lead the season scoring with a high of 120 points.
ALL CCAL selection Ron Dillehay was one of only seven selected.
scores Santa Clara 22-21, 37-20; Los Gatos 42-18, 34-6; Lincoln 27-28, 24-36; Willow Glen 22-21. Record 5-2.
Players: Len Klempnauer, Drew, Abrams, Raiche, Jim Monachello, Aldo Mazzei, Ron Busenhart, G. Simkins, Mallery, Allen, Baker, Murray and Summers.
scores: Santa Clara 21-20, 22-18; Los Gatos 16-22, 20-24; Lincoln 18-13, 22-16; Willow Glen 18-26. Record 4-3
Players: Bruce, Hones, Grant, Stears, Hadsell, Mike Vomvolakis, Steve Buffon, Ransworth, Adams, Fitzpatrick Stickles and Sutherland.
high school scores: San Lorenzo 32-31, 43-35; Holy Cross 49-13, 57-43; Carmel 41-29; Salinas 48-25, 42-28. Undefeated against high school teams with record of 7-0. In City League play they were 10-3. Season 17-3. The only losses came in City league to the champion 20-30 Club and all three losses were by one point.
Starters Warren Perrigo, Terry Webster, Jim Gillies, Jim Vomvolakis, Dale Burns, Henry Papa, Bob Newton and Tom Elward. Subs: Dave Sutherland, Dale Noland, Mahlon Foote, Eddie Coutts and Ron Bellangere.
in just the second year of competition and still learning the team went 1-9 in dual meets. There only win coming against Fremont 30-13. (The experience the squad gained this year without any seniors will put them in good stead next year when they end up winning the league.)
Juniors Ron Dixon and Pete Likins were the top flight men on the squad. Dixon a 191 pound heavyweight, won 7 matches by pin, lost one by pin and another by decision.
At the CCAL tournament Pete Likins and Ron Dixon won their weight classifications and will participate at the Northern Cal championships. Others qualifying are Al Raiche and Ed Ferrell who won second place medals.
Pete Likins took second place honors at the NORTHERN CAL tournament. Ron Dixon went out in his second match and Al Raiche was sick. The tournament rule that two wrestlers of the same school can not compete in the same weight class kept Ed Ferrell from competing. (Ed will make up for it in the next two years.)
Other team members and their weight class: Stahlman, 112; Weaver, 127; McClug, 103; Packer, 138; McLean, 127; Murphy, 133; Ed Farrell, 145; Foster, 175; Larsen, 165 and Todd Likins, 154.
lost the first 5 games to the same opponent, rain! Finally with the start of the league only a week away, the team was happy to play their first practice game. Practice games: Los Gatos 2-3, 2-3; Fremont 10-5, Santa Clara 8-9, Bellarmine 5-11, 5-12. Three games that were losses are not listed. To match the pitching records the practice record is 1-8. League: Watsonville 3-0, 0-2; Monterey 21-5, 4-5; Salinas 2-13, 2-7. League record 2-4. Season 3-12.
Wet weather has caused game after game to be cancelled and the league season delayed and practices held in the gym, if at all.
Even though there were only two first stringers, Ron Hager and Pete Van Houten, back from last years team, this years team started the league season off with two wins, but it turned out they were to be the only two wins in league.
Starting line up name, position and batting average with 10 or more at bats: Norm Bedell, 3B, 188; John Simkins, 2B, 294; Al Van Sickel, 1B; 222; Pete Van Houten, RF, 220; Ron Hager, SS, 320; Milt Devitt, LF, 100; Bob Newton, CF, 190; freshman, Rich Hager, C, 200; Gordon Hangaard, P, 185; Rod Coburn, OF, 231; Jim Vomvolakis, OF, 200; Ron Rulafson, C, 176; Gene Mazzei, OF, 167; Ron Dillehay, OF, 077. Other team members: pitcher, Henry Pappa; Infielders: Mel Bowen, Joe Monachello, Pete Thomas and Carrithers.
Pitching records by name, wins, losses and earned run average:
Win loss ERA
Gordon Hangaard 2 4 2.61
Rod Coburn 1 6 4.48
Ron Hager 0 1 4.48
Henry Papa 0 1 10.22
SC reached the heights of glory as Gordon Hangard started the league season off by blanking Watsonville 3-0 on one hit. The next victims of Gordon’s slow ball was Monterey.
Pete Van Houten, Al “Lefty: Van Sickle and John Simkins are leading the Cardinal attack.
ALL CCAL. The power house, champion Salinas team had 5 all league players, Watsonville 4, Monterey 2 and SC 1 to round out the 12 man squad. Pete Van Houten was chosen ALL CCAL for the second year in a row. Van Houten has been a steady player through out the season. Not flashy, but always there when needed. A good hitter, Van Houten was the number five batter in the league.
won 8 and lost 2. Some of the wins were against Holy Cross, San Lorenzo Valley and Watsonville 13-4, 16-13. The only losses were to Salinas.
Team members with positions and batting averages following: Tom Carrithers, 2B, 455; Aldo Mazzei, 3B, 361; Arnold Gregg, 200; Tom Reese, 143; Pete Thomas, LF, 380; Bill Reese, RF, 286; Larry Parr, 1B, 393; Ron Ballanger, Ron Dillehay, CF, 077; Jim Zachary, SS, 350; Bob Cardiff, P, 333; Phil Walters, 1B, 206. Gerald Simpkins, Tom Silva and Larry O’Brien.
Varsity scoring at the CCAL Meet: Salinas 63, PG 52, Watsonville 32, Hollister 25, SC 19, Carmel 17, King City 16, Monterey 11, Gilroy 8, Gonzales 4.
Lightweight scoring at the CCAL meet: Salinas 74, Hollister 41, Gonzales 38, Watsonville 36, PG 20, Monterey 15, SC 13, Gilroy 6, Carmel 3.
Trident. At the CCAL meet, Al Cheney took individual high point honors and set a best for him in the shot put with a throw of 53 feet. Al the 215 pound “Iron Man” brought honor to SC in the 1952 track season, by qualifying for the STATE meet in Los Angeles winning the shot put at NCS with a heave of 52‘2 3/4“. Then coming through at STATE with a respectable sixth in the field of 18 of the best shot putters in California.
Sentinel May 25. At the State meet at the Los Angeles Coliseum before a crowd of 5,384, Al Cheney placed sixth in the shot put, one place off the five places that are scored. Leon Patterson of Taft set a new National Inter-scholastic shot put record with a heave of 60 feet, 9 7/8 inches. Jefferson of Los Angeles won for the second year in a row with 29 ½ points, followed by Compton 14 ½, Alameda 13, Selma 10, Edison of Fresno 9. No school or individual from the CCAL scored.
May 18. Al Cheney First In Shot Put; NCS Finals. Regaining mid-season form big Al Cheney threw the shot put 52-2 ¾ to take first place at the NCS finals and qualify for the State meet in Los Angeles. Cheney qualified in his low hurdles heat, but finished last in the finals. He failed to placed in the trials of the high hurdles. Santa Cruz tied for eleventh place with Napa both scoring 8 points at the NCS meet. CCAL champion, Salinas came in just ahead of the Cards with 10 points.
At NCS Bob Rader garnered a fifth spot in a lightweight low hurdles trial heat, which did not qualify him to go on.
May 11. Two Cards Qualify In Meet. At the NCS division two meet at San Jose. Al Cheney, who placed fourth in both hurdle events and third in the shot put. CCAL champion Salinas came in fourth with 21 points, while PG and Watsonville tied for sixth with 19 points.
Lightweight Bob Rader qualified with a fifth place in the low hurdles. Both will go on to the NCS finals next week at UC Berkeley.
May 12. At the CCAL Consolation meet for all who failed to qualify for the NCS division two meet can participate in the this meet in Hollister. Final varsity scores: Hollister 69, Salinas 49, Watsonville 35, Monterey 27, PG 25, Gilroy 13, Gonzales 11, SC 10, Carmel 8. Varsity participants were Bob Younger, Norm Wedell and Ferrell Mathes. ( no mention of how SC participants did in their events)
Lightweight scores: Watsonville 71, Monterey 67, Hollister 33, Salinas 21, PG 17, SC 14, Gilroy 14 and Gonzales 13. Traylor Wins 660 In CCAL Cinder Meet. Coach Will Morgan praised Steve Traylor for his fine performance in the 660. Traylor ran his best race of the season to win. The race was all even at the halfway mark, but from there on Traylor started to leave the field behind, to finish in 1:34.2. Others who participated in the meet were Al Fehn Tom Palmer and Pete Likins.
Sentinel May 4. Cardinals Fifth In CCAL Finals. No First Places. Varsity scoring: Salinas 63, PG 52, Watsonville 32, Hollister 25, SC 19, Carmel 17, King City 16, Monterey 11, Gilroy 8, Gonzales 4. SC was unable to win a first place in either division. Al Cheney picked up 15 points, by placing second in three events, 180 low hurdles, 120 high hurdles and the shot put. Cheney’s heave of 51-5 beat the old record of 50-8, but the PG shot putter threw 51-11 ½ for the new record and the win. Bob Scofield picked up SC’s other four points, by placing third in the 440 and fifth in the broad jump.
Lightweights: Salinas 74, Hollister 41, Gonzales 38, Watsonville 36, PG 20, Monterey 15, SC 13, Gilroy 6, Carmel 3. Vern Huffman and Bob Rader, both placed in two events for the Cardlets, while Phil Murphy place third in the shot put. Huffman was third in the broad jump and fourth in the 150 dash. Rader was third in the 70 high hurdles and fourth in the 120 low hurdles.
April 27. CCAL Trials. SC Card Thinclads Qualify For Finals. Nine SC track men qualified, five for the Card and four for the Cardlets qualified for the CCS finals at Salinas. Al Cheney qualified for the 120 high hurdles, 181 low hurdles and the shot put. Bob Scofield placed in the broad jump, 440 and led the relay team to victory along with Al Cheney, Bob Younger and Norman Wadell. Neil Gittins tied for first in the high jump at 5-5..
Lightweights qualifying are Bob Rader in three events, the 70 high hurdle, 120 low hurdles and the broad jump. Phil Murphy is in the shot put and Al Fehn in the 330 yard run. Sophomore, Vern Huffman will do the 150 yard dash and broad jump.
April 6. At the Big Four meet, Al Cheney Wins Top Honors: Cards Last. Big Four Meet Score: Salinas 103, Watsonville 58, Monterey 44, SC 34. Al Cheney, SC’s version of Bob Mathias of Olympic fame, received the gold trophy for being the outstanding man of the meet. Cheney took two first and one second to rack up 21 points of SC’s total of 34. Cheney won the 120 high hurdles in 15.4 for what is believed to be a new meet record. The shot put of 49-3 was good enough to win, even though it was a little short of his best efforts. And he placed second in the 180 low hurdles. Gary Gittins captured first in the high jump at 5-8. Norm Wedell and Bob Newton accounted for the rest of the Cards points. Wedell was second in thr broad jump and fourth in the 440. Newton was fifth in the 180 low hurdles. The relay team was third.
Lightweights; Score: Salinas 119, Watsonville 59, Monterey 53, SC 14. Vern Huffman scored the majority of the Cardlets points, when he picked up a third in the 150 dash and a fourth in the 150. Other points were scored by Rader and Palmer. (no points or event results were included)
March 23. Cheney Wins Hurdles Races. A amazing group of SC track men who have never jumped a hurdle or raced in competition, pulled a big surprise at Monterey in a three way meet, when they finished second in both divisions. Varsity score: PG 67, SC 33, Monterey 31. Norm Wadell was second in the 440, the first time he had ever run a race and was third in the broad jump. Al Cheney sparked the varsity, winning both the 70 high hurdles in 9.3 and the 120 low hurdles in 14.1 and took second in the shot put with a heave of 48 feet. Bob Newton was fourth in the highs and third in the low hurdles. Neil Gittins tied for second in the high jump at 5-6 and was fourth in the 220. Farrell Mathes finished second in the mile. Ron Sanchez was third in the 880 and Bob Younger was third in the 220.
Lightweights: Score: Monterey 66, SC 40, PG 24. . The weather has been bad and Coach Will Morgan hasn’t been able to hold time trials, so he had to enter many of the younger competitors in events that even he wasn’t sure they could compete in. For example, young Bob Alemany, who had never ran a hurdle race before, finished third in the 70 yard high hurdles and second in the 120 low hurdles, despite the fact that he jumped the hurdles rather than hurdling them. Verne Huffman won the broad jump at 16-8 and tied for first in the 150 dash at 16.6 and took second in the 75 dash. Rader took second in the broad jump and Steve Trailler was fourth and he was third in the 660. Pete Likins was second in the discus with Allan McLean finishing fourth. Tom Palmer, who Morgan rates as a comer, was second in the 330 and Alfred Fehn was third. Sutherland took second in the 1320 and Murphy was fourth and also took fourth in the shot put.
April 2. Shot Put Record Is Broken By Al Cheney. Varsity score in three way meet: Salinas 90, SC 23, Montezuma 2. Despite the lop-sided score the meet, the first in four years to be held at the local track, was a success. Al Cheney set a new record for the shot put, when he heaved the 12-pound ball 53-4 ½ feet and was second in the discus. His effort also breaks the CCAL record, but won’t go into the record book, as it was not done a big four meet. The old Cards record was held by Jack Scofield. SC’s only other first place came in the high jump, where Ron Dixon tied at 5-9. Second place: Mathis, mile. Wedell, broad jump and third in 440. 880 relay team. Third place: Gittins, broad jump.
Lightweights; Salinas 88, SC 24, Montezuma 5. Second place: Rader, 70 high hurdles and board jump and third in 120 low hurdles. Murphy, 660. Huffman, 75 dash and third in 120 dash. Sutherland, 1320. Likins, shot put. 440 relay team.
April 19. Cards Lose Both Meets To Cats. Varsity score: Watsonville 72, SC 40. The 215 pound all-around athlete, Big Al Cheney provided three of SC’s six first place wins. Cheney won the 120 high hurdles in 15.9, 180 low hurdles in 21.5 and the shot put at 50-10. Neal Gittins won the high jump at 5-5. Gittins also did well in the relay won by Watsonville. Running the first lap, he took a large lead, but Watsonville made it up in the final 10 yards of the race. Bob Scofield won two events the 100 in 10.8 and broad jump at 19 feet and was second in the 220. Second place: Wedell, 440 and third in broad jump. Third place: Younger, 10.8 and 220. Mathes, mile.
Lightweights: Watsonville 77, SC 36. The Cardlets scored three firsts. Tom Rader won the 120 low hurdles in 15.5 and took second in the broad jump. Vern Huffman won the broad jump at 17-10 and took second in the 75 dash and 150 dash. Tom Palmer won the high jump at 4-11, took second in 330 and placed third in 120 low hurdles. Third place: Fehn, 330. Murphy, shot put. Ferrell, discus.
Trident. In a practice meet early in the year, Al Cheney scored over half of the entire total registered by the local cinder men. He scored in the 70 yard high hurdles and 120 low hurdles and the shot put. At another meet he broke all existing CCAL records in the shot with a heave of 53’4”, the second best mark scored thus far this season in Northern California.
Trident. Other letter winners: Bob Rader and Tom Palmer. Other team members: Anderson, Richey, McLean, Al Fehn, Dave Sutherland, Palmer, Steve Traylor, Sanchez, Saddler and Mancart.
Regulars on the lightweight squad are Vern Huffman, Phil Murphy, Howe Adams, Bob Younger and Pete and Todd Likins.
won 7 practice matches from Santa Clara Valley squads including Los Gatos, who won the Santa Clara Valley championship. But against CCAL foes Monterey, Salinas and Watsonville, who are among the best teams in Northern California, the team is winless. Repeating CCAL champion Monterey is considered to be the strongest squad in this part of the state.
The team ended up with an excellent 9-3 record, winning the last seven matches in brilliant fashion. A big reversal from last year. Not given a ghost of a chance of accomplishing anything this season, our net enthusiasts have pulled the biggest surprise in the sports front at SC this year.
At the league tournament, SC coupled their one and two men, Dave Ingols and Ray Ewing, for the doubles event. They were defeated by last years NCS champions from Monterey. Rod McKenzie lost his singles match to a Monterey man.
Stand outs for the Card netsters are Ray Ewing, Dave Ingol, Rod McKenzie and Larry Marker. Rounding out the lettermen were Al Raiche, Don Binsacca, Keith Murray and Charles Beltz. Other team members: Allan Cornick, Jim Bagby, Bob Hansen, Jim Ceragioli and Bob Tobey.
GOLF LEAGUE CHAMPS
The Cards are one of the best golf teams in Northern California. They won 15 matches against 3 losses and one of those was to the Stanford University Junior Varsity. In league they beat their main competition handedly: Monterey 9 ½-5 ½. Salinas 14 ½- ½ and Watsonville their perennial jinx 10-5.
In the championship matches, they were never better, winning by 16 strokes. The four best scorers, used to tabulate each teams score were Bob Ewing, Don Samuelson, Stan Pelz and Jim Samuelson averaging a remarkable 77, only six over regulation figures.
Bob Ewing took medalist honors at the CCAL tourney, shooting a fine 74 at the tough Pasatiempo course.
Others members are Mel Amaya, Art Warner, Roger Hope, Bert Wagner Peter Russsell,
1952 Ron Hager earned 8 letters. Four in baseball. As a freshman he was the first string shortstop while in the ninth grade at Mission Hill. Ron lettered in basketball for three years, two on lightweights and one on varsity. In football he letter one year each on lightweight and varsity.
Richard Kirby this year was starter and captain of the varsity basketball team and in varsity football, played offense and defense, led the team in scoring and kicked conversions. Rich started as a ALL CCAL fullback for lightweights his first year, before moving up to varsity his last two years. He played baseball for two years as a pitcher /outfielder.
Al Cheney “Iron Man” Al brought honor to SC in the 1952 track season by qualifying for the STATE meet in Los Angeles by winning the shot put at NCS with a heave of 52‘3“. Then coming through with a respectable sixth in the field of 18 of the best shot putters in California. Al has lettered 3 years in track. In the Fall, Al was a standout fullback and a defensive tackle. Al Cheney, Cardinal block buster likes Cal. In a practice meet early in the year, Al Cheney scored over half of the entire total registered by the local cinder men. He scored in the 70 yard high hurdles and 120 low hurdles and the shot put. At another meet he broke all existing CCAL records in the shot with a heave of 53’4”, the second best mark scored thus far this season in Northern California. At the CCAL meet Al Cheney scored 15 of the Cards 19 points. He took second in three events; the 180 low hurdles, 120 high hurdles and the shot put.
Gene Mazzei nicknamed “the mad Magician” quarterbacked the varsity football team in is successful 1951 football season. For his effort he received ALL CCAL honors. Gene Mazzei was given honorable mention on the ALL NOTHREN CAL team picked by the San Francisco Examiner. Gene is leaning toward Oregon for a future school. Gene lettered for two years in lightweight basketball, one in 1949 winning the championship, and one on varsity. This year he played left field in baseball.
Bob Scofield earned a total of five letters in football and track. Three came on the gridiron where he played fullback, defensive safety and punted. Bob was an ALL CCAL player in 1951. His two track letters were earned running the 100 and 220.
Pete Van Houten earned four letters. Pete was an ALL CCAL outfielder and steady hitter for two years. His other two letters were in varsity basketball.
Bruce Rayer was a three year letterman on the golf team. Bruce was a contributing factor in the winning of the championship this year, 1952. He was the second man and shot in the middle seventies.
Mel Amay was an avid golf enthusiast. Mel lettered all four years and was the number four man on the golf team.
Roy Arnold the shooting “bug” brought fame to SC this year when he captured the STATE rifle trophy.
Coaches: Roger Baer, varsity football and junior varsity baseball; Franklin Lindeburg, varsity basketball and assistant varsity football. Will Morgan, track. Stu Fowler, lightweight football and basketball. Charles Smith, C and D basketball and golf; James Hood, tennis. Emmett Thompson, junior varsity basketball and assistant lightweight football. Jack Fiebig, wrestling.
Don Lehmkuhl, varsity baseball and assistant varsity football.
practice games: Madera 20-7 and Santa Clara 0-6. League: Monterey 13-31, 18-26; Salinas 20-18, 13-24; Watsonville 0-28, 2-0. League 2-4, third place. Season 3-5.
Starters for at least the last two games and their weights: ends, Gary Paden, 185 and Bob Newton, 150; tackles, Todd Likins, 160 and Mahlon Foote, 185; guards, Dale Burns, 184 and Pete Likins, 160; center. Bob Smith, 170; quarterback, Norm Bedell, 155; backs, Jim Vomvolakis, 160, Pete Thomas, 140 and Tom Dillehay, 150.
The team was plagued by injuries all through the season. Other starters during the season: tackles, Henry Pappa and Ed Dayton; guards, Tom Carrrithers and Max Goode; centers, Bill Reese; backs, Rich Hager, Vern Huffman, Jim Melloway; kicker, Jim Gillies.
Other players: Mike Stellhorn, Dick Asbury, Charles Gordon, Tom Elward, Bob Kranich, Glen Ifland, Bill Saffeels, Henry Hawkins, Tom Reese, Byron Bird, Bill Pike, Dave Ingols, Art Weybright, Ron Rulofson, Al Mitchell and Warren Perrigo
It took 12 years, rain, mud, a blocked punt and an excellent defense to give the undefeated Watsonville it’s only loss 2-0. Out weight 30 pounds per man in the line, the Cardinals completely over powered the Cat’s line. At the time Watsonville was rated second in Northern California. The safety came on a punt blocked by Pete Likins. The play was set up when Jim Gillies punted to the Watsonville two yard line. The ball would have gone into the end zone except Gary Paden made a dive to barely touch the ball. On fourth down Les Hopkin’s punt was blocked by Pete. Bob Smith scrambled for possession of the ball, but it rolled out of the end zone for a safety The Watsonville coach protested, but the score was ruled a safety and only worth two points instead of six if it had been recovered in the end zone.
Trident outstanding football player of the year, Jim Vomvolakis led the Cards from his halfback position packing the pigskin for an exceptional average of six yards a carry., while also being a standout on defense. Jim was a first stringer in three varsity sports this year. He was a starting guard on one of the best SC basketball teams and was the starting shortstop on the baseball team.
selection Jim Vomvolakis was picked as an offensive back. Jim led the Cards from his halfback position the pigskin for an exceptional average of six yards a carry, while also being outstanding on defense.
Honorable mention were Pete Thomas, Pete Likins and Bob Smith.
practice games: Carmel 44-0 and Santa Clara 7-18. Practice record 1-1. League: Monterey 21-0, 12-14; Salinas 7-14, 12-6; Watsonville 19-6, 15-6. League record 4-2, second place. Season 5-3.
The big game of the year was the upset of the undefeated Salinas Cowbabes 12-6 after being defeated by them in a close game two weeks ago. Nick Pagnini scored both touchdowns. The first TD happened on the Cardlets first offensive play. Bob Cardiff hit Nick with a surprise pass on the Cardlet 40 and Nick rambled the remaining 60 yards without a Cowbabe touching him. After a Salinas score, Bob Sakata returned the kickoff to the Cardlet 32. Sakata lost a yard up the middle on first down. Second down, Pagnini swept around end for 69 yards and pay dirt. Pagnini had a stellar day. He gained 73 yards, played a great defensive game, punted the Cardlets out of a hole many times and recovered a fumble.
Starters for the last two games: ends, Tom Palmer and Jim Sadler; tackles Phil Murphy, Ed Ferrell and Burt Wagner; guards, Bruce Hansen, Al McLean and Lance Bei; center Dave Herman; backs, Bob Cardiff, Nick Pagnini, Tom Silva and Bob Sakata.
Starters during parts of the season: ends, Phil Walters and Jack Spurlock: tackles, Dayne Weaver; guards, Al Costa and Doug Kranich; center, Gary Henderson; backs: Steve Traylor, Jack Spurlock and Dave McCoy; kicker Howard Huston.
Others: Dick Kruse, Dave Mendoza, Jerry Cunningham, Jim Kurtz, Den Waltzingham, Richard Crosse, Doug Grever, Rod Gustafson,, Jerry Knox, Emmett Thompson, Alan Herman, Ed Forbes, Dave Castanida, Ron Daugherty, Wes Gravelle, Art Dalton, Jim Chapman, Tom Jenkins, Joe Saffeels, Stan Stalman, Ted Bushnell, Darel Jery, Larry Bryan, Jim Davis, Larry Jones, Jim Sadler, Dick Tuttle, Howard Juston, Talley Mallory, Neal Partlow, and Jim Hocum.
selections: Dave Herman, Philip Walters, Phil Murphy, Lance Bei, Nick Pagnini and Bob Sakata. The lightweights placed six men on ALL CCAL. Three on offense and three on defense. The offensive players were junior, Nick Pagnini was one of the fastest backs in the league. Junior, Phil Murphy was selected as an offensive tackle, but he went both ways for the Cardlets. Sophomore, Lance Bei was a guard. On defense were senior center, Dave Herman picked because of his aggressive play; Juniors, Bob Sakata as a defensive safety and Phil Walters as a linebacker.
Honorable Mention: Al McLean
BASKETBALL LEAGUE CHAMPIONS
practice games: Carmel 59-19, James Lick 57-45, Fremont 62-60, 49-29; Los Gatos 58-42, 62-30; Washington 61-43, Campbell 41-43, 60-51; Willow Glen 58-53, Santa Clara 51-34, 65-37; Gonzales 70-47, (Stanford Frosh 41-71, Cal Frosh 50-61 and Hartnell 45-47 all not counted in record). League: Monterey 57-52, 38-53; Watsonville 48-33, 71-51; Salinas 50-45, 46-39. League record 5-1. Final league standings: SC 5-1, Monterey 4-2, Salinas 3-3 and Watsonville 0-6. The only practice game loss came from Campbell the champions of the SVCAL league. Practice record against high school teams 12-1. Season record 17-2, before the Tournament of Champions.
At the Tournament of Champions at UC Berkeley: Alameda 42-50, tournament champions; Albany 46-40 and Jefferson 66-47 for the consolation championship. After the tournament games the final record is 19-3.
The highlight of the season came when the team traveled to Berkeley for the annual Tournament of Champions. Beside enjoying themselves during the three day visit, the team played three games. They lost the first game, but won the last two for the consolation crown. The loss was to the eventual tournament champion Alameda Hornets.
Starters and top substitutes: captain and center, Rich Montgomery 6‘6 and Dan Childers ; forwards, John Karsten 6’2”, Gary Paden 6‘2“ and Jim Gilles 6‘ 3“; guards, Joe Manachello 5’ 8” and Jim Vomvolakis 5‘11“, Jack Nystram, Dave Ingols and Milt Devitt. Others: Warren Perrigo, Douglas Faber, Ron Dillehay, Jim Melloway and Ron Bellengero.
The quickness of the squad on the fast break and its pressure on defense kept the pace of the games at a fast pace up and down he floor and caused the scores to be fairly high most of the time. The size of the front line was tall for this era. It was a very athletic team.
Last year the Cards started out like demons in practice games, but could only win one of six league games. So the expectations for this year is cautious, but still the real outlook is looking for an outstanding year. Little Joe Monachello and lanky Rich Montgomery form a “Mutt and Jeff” combination that led the Cards to the top.
Cards Impressive In Smashing Win 59-19 over Carmel. No Contest. Is it too good to be true? SC showed the polish for a first game that we did not believe possible. The also displayed excellent teamwork with each player preferring to work for the unit rather than to glorify himself. It was 19-3 at the end of the first quarter and even when the reserves took over it made no difference. John Karsten a lanky ex-Modesto player should prove to be a real addition to the team. Scoring: Paden 2, Karsten 11, Montgomery 11, Monachello 11, Nystrom 1, Childes 1, Perrigo 6, Melloway 2, Vomvolakis 6, Faber 4, Devitt 4, Ingols, Dillehay and Bellangero 0.
Sets Mark In Win Over James Lick 57-45. Rich Montgomery had the greatest night of his career as he plunked home 26 points, 10 field goals and six foul shots. His total is a postwar record for SCHS. Montgomery’s scoring and board work kept the Cards in the game for the first three quarters. Lick led at half 27-25. Midway in the third period two buckets by Joe Monachello and one by Ed Karsten put the Cards ahead. Lick despite a lack of height had good speed and plenty of hustle. Scoring: Paden 1, Karsten 11, Montgomery 26, Monachello 9, Nystrom 2, Childers 6, Vomvolakis 2, Perrigo, Faber, Devitt and Dillehay 0.
Cards Defeat Fremont In Overtime 62-60. Sparked by Jim Vomvolakis, who came off the bench to score six points in overtime, the Cards won their third straight game. The other two players who scored in the overtime were Don Childers and Joe Monchello each made a free throw. After the score was tied at half 28-28, SC led most of the second half. The Cards failed to take advantage of their height against a scrappy and fast Fremont quintet. Their was some sloppiness in bringing the ball down the floor and in making passes, but the potential for improvement is there. SC had 24 fouls called on them and Fremont had 23. The Cards hit 22 out of 42 foul shots. Scoring; Paden 5, Karsten 15, Montgomery 10, Monachello 9, Vomvolakis 15, Childers 1, Nystrom 4, Melloway 3 and Gillies 0.
Inexperienced Invaders Give Redbirds A Very Tough Night as Cards turned back Los Gatos 58-42. The Cards started off fast building up a 21-7 lead at the end of the first quarter. At half time it was 27-19. SC looked pitiful during the second quarter both offensively and defensively, hitting for only six points and were out hustled and outplayed. Los Gatos got within five points of the Cards and then the Cards rallied behind the shooting of Vomvolakis and Montgomery to take a commanding lead of 46-32. Both teams substituted frequently in the final quarter. Scoring: Paden 4, Karsten 11, Montgomery 11, Monachello 13, Vomvolakis 9, Childers 4, Nystrom 4, Devitt 4, Faber 2, Melloway, Gillies, Ingols, Dillehay and Perrigo 0.
14 Players See Action In Walk away as SC beats Los Gatos 62-30 for the second game in a row. Montgomery was out with the flu and Karsten took his place. The first team played the first quarter and few minutes in the third quarter. The rest of the squad saw action most of the game. Scoring: Paden 13, Childers 6, Karsten 13, Monachello 12, Vomvolakis 2, Nystrom 2, Devitt 3, Faber 2, Melloway 0, Gillies 6, Ingols 0, Dillehay 1 and Perrigo 0.
Everyone Gets Into Act In Win. Scoring with ease the Cards defeated Washington of Fremont 61-43. Montgomery showed the effects of his siege with the flu bug. Scoring: Paden 2, Childers 5, Karsten 9, Montgomery 7, Monachello 6, Vomvolakis 6, Nystrom 72, Devitt 1 Faber 2, Melloway 6, Gillies 5, Ingols 0, Dillehay 3, Perrigo 2 and Bellengero 0.
Monachello’s Free Shots In Last 1:30 Ice 58-53 Victory over Willow Glen. Rich Gets 18. Cards start off the new year on the right foot for their seventh win in eight starts. Joe Monachello, “quarterback” of the team calmly sifted five out of six charity tosses through the netting after being fouled twice to help seal the victory. The Cardinal attack was well balanced with Rich Montgomery leading the pack with 18 points. John Karsten and Monaachello dunked 12 and Jim Vomvolakis had 10 and Gary Paden two. The Cards only loss was to Campbell 43-41.
Prep Team Trounces Gonzales 70-47. In a tune up for the Monterey game the Cards superior height advantage took its toll on the Spartans. The half time score was 27-19. Scoring: Paden 9, Karsten 8, Montgomery 12, Monchello 12, Vomovolakis 13, Gillies 6, Childers 6, Devitt 8, Ingols 2 and Dillehay 1.
Montgomery Sacks 19 As Lindy’s Lads Get Ninth Win Of Season in a 49-29 defeat of Fremont. Earlier in the season the Cards just squeaked by Fremont 62-60. The Cards held a 23-13 lead at half and upped it to 33-20 at the end of the third. Scoring: Paden 4, Karsten 6, Montgomery 19, Vomvolakis 4, Monachello 7, Gillies 5, Nystrom 2 and Ingols 2.
Fourth Period Rally Wins For SC. Thriller From Start To Finish. Sweet dreams of a CCAL championship hovered over the city today as the Cards swept to a thrilling packed 57-52 victory over Monterey with a near capacity crowd at the Civic Auditorium. The Redbirds proved to their followers they are a team with a heart to match their size. Twice the Cards came back from the brink of defeat in a game that never allowed you to sit back in your seat in comfort. Every basket in the tightly contested game brought the large crowd to its feet. Monterey started out like they were going to walk away with the tilt in nothing flat, building up a nine point margin before the Cards could even score. But the Cards came back to be down only two points at the end of the first quarter and then went ahead 29-26 at the half. It was a game in which the action was fast and furious as both squads utilized aggressive zone defenses and constantly fought for the ball as it took crazy bounces. The turning point in the game came midway in the final period with the Toreadors leading by five points 48-43. A double foul and a technical allowed SC, in a matter of seconds, to chop the lead to one thin point. From there on the Cards took control of the game. Jim Vomvolakis hit his foul shot and captain, Joe Monachello made the technical. SC took the ball out of bounds, because of the technical. John Karsten hit a 15 foot push shot to bring SC with one point. Another push shot by Karsten tied the score. They went ahead as Jim Gillies drove in for two points on a under the basket lay in. Gillies added a similar shot to put the Cards ahead. Vomvolakis made two free throws and a tip in by Montgomery made the Cards safe. No one player can be singled out for individual honors. If one had to given an “Oscar”, it would go to curly headed, happy go lucky Jim Vomvolakis. The slim senior turned in his greatest performance as he paced the scoring parade with 14 points. His set shots were deadly as they hardly touched the rim and more important, they came at crucial times. Those who came to see the battle of giants between Montgomery and Monterey’s Howell were not disappointed. Neither piled up any fabulous scoring marks, but their expert defensive and backboard work made up for it. More than one player literally swallowed the ball as the two big men flapped their arms about like giant prehistoric birds. Bob Feerick the Santa Clara University coach was in attendance and said, “There two excellent high school teams. I’d like to see both centers enroll at Santa Clara. Scoring: Paden 9, Karsten 11, Montgomery 11, Monachello 8, Vomvolakis 14, Gillies 4 and Devitt 0.
Monachello Scores 13 Markers; SC Defense Tops. Love That Zone. In their eleventh win the Cards bagged Santa Clara 51-34. It was only close in the first quarter, before the Cards sparked by “quarterback” Monachello got rolling to build up a 29-17 half time lead. SC clamped on an effective zone defense to hold Santa Clara to three points in the second quarter and four in the third go around. All fourteen players saw some action. Scoring: Paden 7, Karsten 5, Montgomery 4, Monaachello 13, Vomvolakis 9, Faber 2, Childers 2, Bellengero 4, Nystrom 1 and Devitt 4.
Victory Keeps SCHS On Top Of CCAL. It Looked Bad During First Half. Coming to life in the second half the Cards turned back a stubborn Watsonville quintet 48-33. Holding a slim one point edge at halftime, SC roared back in the third period. Coach Lindy Lineburg made the Cards stop reading their press clippings during halftime as they came back with vim and vigor to put the game on ice. Scoring: Paden 11, Karsten 4, Montgomery 13, Monachello 13, Vomvolakis 9, Gillies 1 and Faber 2.
SC leaves Stanford with bald heads from their experience with the Injuns running over them 71-41. The Stanford frosh are undefeated in eleven games, including two one sided victories over Cal. After the game the varsity and lightweight squads left for San Francisco where they will stay the night at the YMCA and will return tomorrow.
SC Remove Blotch From Record, by downing Campbell 60-51. SC has been having trouble throughout the season getting off to a good start. They were down 8-12 at the first quarter maker. But they piled on ten points to start the second quarter and had no difficulty thereafter. Gary Paden had one of his best games. Scoring: Paden 12, Karsten 7, Montgomery 13, Monachello 9, Vomvolakis 6, Gillies 6, Nystrom 4, Ingols 1 Melloway 2.
Montgomery Hits 17 To Pace SC to 50-45 League Win over Salinas. It Was Close! Before a packed Civic the Cards had to come from behind in the closing minutes to pull the win out of the hat. SC proved again that is a second half club and one that plays best when the chips are down. Both teams used shifting zone defenses which were very effective during the first half, which found Salinas leading 19-16, but seemed to become looser as the game progressed and the pressure increased. Behind 36-33 in the opening moments of the fourth quarter, the Redbirds bounced back to pass the Cowboys, only to fall behind again for a brief second as the quarter met the halfway mark. Montgomery put SC ahead once and for all when he executed a beautiful hook shot from under the bucket and Monachello followed with a set shot to but SC out in front as the three minute rule went into effect. (On any foul, the shooter was given two shots rather than the normal one) SC then went into a stall and picked up two points on foul shots and another basket by Vomvolakis to ice the game. Jim Gillies was the only Card substitute when he entered the game in the fourth quarter and scored three points. Both teams hit 18 field goals, but the Cards made 12 of 20 foul shots, while Salinas went 7 of 14. Salinas were called for 14 fouls and SC for only eight. Scoring: Paden 13, Karsten 4, Montgomery 17, Monachello 5, Vomvolakis 8 and Gillies 3.
The Cards made a battle of it for three quarters before losing to the Cal frosh 61-50. The Cards led 24-22 at half time. Looming large for the Cards was forward Gary Paden who hit 11 and looked good on the boards. Scoring: Paden 11, Karsten 8, Montgomery 15, Monachello 6, Vomvolakies 5, Melloway 1, Childers 2, Devitt 2, Gillies and Nystrom 0.
Cards Break Two Game Losing Streak In 65-37 win over Santa Clara, who showed up unexpectedly as they were not supposed to play until the following day. Montgomery had gone home sick, but he was not needed today. SC scored 26 buckets to Santa Clara’s 13 and dominated all phases of the game. Scoring: Paden 18, Karsten 12, Gillies 3, Monachello 9, Vomvolakis 5, Childers 6, Nystrom 1, Dillehay 2, Ingols 5, Perrigo 2, Bellengero and Devitt 0.
Toreadors Gain Edge In First Half Rout winning 53-38. Title hopes still alive as they are still tied with Salinas. It’s hard to describe what happened to the Cards considered one of the leading teams in Northern California. Monterey won the game in the first two quarters as they completely controlled all phases of play. They led 14-6 at the end of the opening quarter and by half time had built themselves a comfortable 20 point cushion. As their coach had predicted after the last game, the Toreadors were tough on their small court. They hit an amazing percentage of their shots from all parts of the floor. SC started in a man to man defense and Monterey ran through around and over the Redbirds. In the second half the Cards went to a zone and outscored Monterey 24-19 during the final two quarters. Scoring: Paden 12, Karsten 4, Montgomery 10, Monachello 0, Vomvolakis 4, Childers 2, Gillies 1, Nystrom 1 and Devitt 4.
Montgomery Hits 25 Points In Easy Win over Watsonville 71-51 before 1200 fans at the Civic to guarantee at least a tie for the CCAL title. The Cardinals put forth one of their greatest exhibitions as they literally massacred a befuddled bunch of Wildcats. Controlling both backboards, the Cards scored at will against the hapless Cats. All 15 players played some in the last three quarters. Utilizing a jet powered fast break, the Cards swept the Cats off their feet and led at the first quarter 20-9, at half 30-16 and at the end of the third 51-30. The Cards used a two- three zone that kept the Cats away from the center hole. The Cats got only three buckets up close. When the reserve centers Jim Gillies and Don Childers went in the game, they clogged the middle also. It was a rough contest and at times the game seemed to get out of hand as players were practically committing mayhem under the bucket. There was only one fault for the Cards and that was making only 19 of 47 foul shots. Scoring: Paden 5, Karsten 7, Montgomery 25, Gillies 7, Monachello 16, Vomvolakis 5, Childers 2, Nystrom 2, Dillehay 2, Faber 2 and Ingols, Perrigo, Bellengero, Melloway, Ingols and Devitt 0.
Clock Stops Rally As Hartnell Racks Up 47-45 Triumph. Rough third quarter. The Cards trailed by nine points at 46-37 with 4:15 left in the game and closed with a rush narrowing the gap to 46-45. What really hurt the Cards was the third quarter, when they were only able to tally three points all on free shots. It enabled Hartnell to go from a 28-23 lead to a 40-31 lead as the fourth quarter got underway. Hartnell led 15-14 at the end of the first quarter and took a 26-23 lead at half. The Cards were a winner in one respect as the game gave the Cards a chance to sharpen their basket eyes on the Hartnell court as they play Salinas there next game. Scoring; Paden 4, Karsten 4, Montgomery 11, Gillies 6, Monachello 12, Vomvolakis 6, Childers 1 and Ingols 1.
Santa Cruz Stymies Fourth Period Rally To Score 46-39 Win over Salinas. Fisticuffs Mar Contest. Staving off a desperate final quarter rally, the Cards wrapped up their first CCAL basketball crown in a decade, before an standing room crowd of 900 at the Hartnell College gym. In one of their finest performances as they won their fifth league victory in six starts and at the same time earning a bid to the Tournament of Champions at Cal Berkeley. It was a game that had everything, including a fist fight between two players and a near riot. Quick action by Salinas teachers and coaches prevented things from getting out of hand, when trouble started near the end of the game. Despite being one of the cleanest played games of the season, trouble broke out in the final 45 seconds when two players squared off and threw a few harmless punches. Neither player was ejected from the game, but they were remove by their coaches. The Cards led through most of the game and only in the final minutes did the Cowboys threaten to take the lead. Led by John Karsten, Rich Montgomery and Joe Monachello, SC built up an early lead during the first three periods and then hung on grimly during the tense fourth period. With slightly more than two minutes remaining, the Cowboys had cut the Cards lead to three points, 40-37, but the Punchers were hurt by the three minute foul rule. (For each foul a player gets two shots instead of one) The Cards went into a stall, which forced Salinas go out after the ball and they started fouling. This gave the Cards the opportunity of making two points each time they were fouled, which helped them go in front by seven points. SC threw a roving zone defense against the sharp shooting Cowboy five that baffled them throughout the game. It bottled up the Cowboys best player. Salinas also used a zone, but there were enough times the Cards fast break got down the court before they could set up their defense. Salinas used a pressing man to man, that hobbled the Cards for a few minutes, but they quickly adjusted and were back in control. At the end of the first quarter the score was SC 11-9 and at half time 24-16. Karsten played his best game and scored 10 points in the first half. Montgomery was the difference in the game controlling the backboard both offensively and defensively. On a pass from Monachello, Montgomery made a fake at the foul line and beat his man to the bucket twice. He also had a tip in. Vomvolakis turned in his usual bright game with some excellent floor work. There were only 22 fouls called, 12 against Salinas and ten on SC.
Scoring: Paden 7, Karsten 12, Montgomery 8, Gillies 0, Monachello 13, Vomvolakis 6, and Ingols 0.
AT THE TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS AT CAL BERKELEY
Speed Is Big Factor In SC Loss 42-50 to eventual tournament champion Alameda. Redbirds are favored over next opponent Albany. At the Men’s Gymnasium UC Berkeley the Cards are turning their attention to the consolation round now that they lost their first game. A speedy and we do mean speedy Alameda Hornets champions of the Alameda County Athletic League crushed the Cards. They ran through, around and over the Cards as they led throughout the game. Despite their short height, they held their own against the taller Cards on the boards and had ball control over the Cards. It was the teams consensus that Alameda was the best team they had faced this year. KSCO will be broadcasting tomorrows game by delayed tape at 7:30. Scoring: Paden 10, Karsten 5, Montgomery 8, Monachello 9, Vomvolakis 4, Melloway 2, Nystrom 2, Devitt 2, Gillies and Ingols 0.
SC turned in its finest game, when they turned back a hapless Jefferson of South San Francisco 66-47 in the opening consolation round. The Cards could do no wrong as they turned in the second highest score in the history of the tournament. Their 66 points was one shy of a standard set by Richmond in 1950. It was one of three nights that SC really clicked. If they had been as hot against Alameda, they might be playing in the championship finals. The Cards got off winging and by halftime had a 12 point margin, 33-21. Jefferson really fell apart in the second half and only the mercy of coach Lindeburg stopped the Cards from running the PAL champions completely off the floor. A former SC player, Wayne Lovelace, who played with the Cards last year was a first stinger for Jefferson. Scoring: Paden 9, Karsten 15, Montgomery 13, Gillies 6, Monachello 9, Vomvolakis 6, Childers 3, Perrigo 2, Dillehay 2, Ingols 1 and Bellangero, Nystrom, Devitt 0.
Alameda Wallops Chico to Win Champions Tournament 62-46.
Paden Paces Victory and SC regained some of its lost basketball prestige by taking a commanding lead and then fighting off a late challenge of a scrappy, little Albany club 46-40 to win the consolation crown. The Cards led 10-6 in the first quarter and held a commanding 25-10 margin at intermission. Although never trailing during the contest, the Cards experienced some anxious moments in the second half as Albany staged a 18 point splurge in the third period to pull within six points. The two teams battled bucket for bucket during the stretch drive, but Albany was never able to narrow the gap to less than six markers. With the score 40-34, Jim Gillies and Dave Ingols popped in field goals to ruin Albany’s chances. Scoring: Paden 13, Karsten 7, Montgomery 6, Gillies 2, Monachello 9, Vomvolakis 4 and Ingols 5.
Rich Montgomery is considered to be one of the greatest basketball stars ever to attend SCHS. He racked up a grand total of 79 markers in six league games, second in the league scoring race, plus controlling the boards. How other Cardinals ranked in league scoring: Gary Paden was tenth with 57 points, Joe Monachello eleventh at 55, Mike Vomvolakis twelfth at 46 and John Karsten sixteenth at 38.
The Sentinel-News stats include the college games and the alumni game, so there are 26 games instead of 22 games record against high school teams shown on the team record on this web site.
The team scored 1398 points for and average of 53.8 points per game. The list will be by name, games played, field goals made, foul shots made, total points scored and average points per game.
G FG FT TP AVG
Montgomery 23 100 73 276 11.9
Monachello 26 86 90 282 10.1
Karsten 26 90 43 223 8.6
Paden 26 75 49 199 7.7
Vomvolakis 26 60 35 173 6.7
Gillies 24 24 21 69 2.9
Childers 21 18 20 56 2.7
Devitt 20 12 6 30 1.5
Nystrom 20 10 8 18 1.4
Ingols 18 5 9 19 1.1
Melloway 18 6 6 18 1.0
Faber 13 7 2 16 1.2
Perrigo 14 5 2 12 .9
Dillehay 13 3 4 10 .8
Bellangero 14 2 0 4 .3
Total 26 515 368 1398 53.8
Rich at 6’6” was an ALL CCAL selection for the second time. Rich was also chosen first team NCS and third team ALL NORTHERN CAL.
Guard Joe Monachello is the second Card selected for the ALL CCAL team. Joe at 5’8” is probably the smallest starter in the league was the sparkplug of the team. The diminutive guard proved that size is not a factor in basketball as he was among the top scores in the league, besides being a stand out on defense. An example of this was the last game of the season against Salinas. Joe was the high point man, but even more outstanding was the way he broke up a two man fast break, including another all leaguer, by stealing the ball. Joe played basketball for four years at SC. Joe started with the C team freshman year, sophomore and junior years he played lightweights. He was starting his junior year and part way through broke a bone in his foot and was through for the season. He made up for lost time this year.
Gary Paden, the 6’2” was always terrific on the backboards, being another trigger man starting the fast break with sharp accurate outlet passes was selected as an honorable mention ALL CCAL player. Only two other players beside the regular starting five were honored for a total of seven.
Monterey was a tough opponent this year with 6’8” center, Chuck Howell. who also was named first team CCAL and NCS, but he was named second team ALL NORTHERN CAL.
practice games: Carmel 48-40, James Lick 27-21; Fremont 40-38, 40-37; Los Gatos 33-23, 37-29; Washington 40-32, Campbell 37-39, 36-48; Willow Glen 20-36; Gonzales 45-23, Santa Clara 30-39, 40-46; Holy Cross 48-36. Practice record 9-5. League: Monterey 35-18, 32-36; Watsonville 43-41, 30-35; Salinas 32-39, 27-49. League record 2-4. Season 11-9. Final league standings: Salinas 6-0; SC, Monterey and Watsonville all 2-4.
Starters: center, Phil “Butch” Walters; forwards, Bob Cardiff and Phil Baker; guards, captain Len Klempnauer and Leon Dunn. Sometime starters: Nick Pagnini, Jim Fitzpatrick, Bill Marlow, Bob Branstetter. Others: T.J. Scott, LeRoy Hadsell, Steve Buffon, Dan Dodson, Phil Baker, Bob Wilson, Bill Ferrin, John Drew, Bert Wagner, Jack Spurlock, Howard Adams, Don Nunes and Don Sutherland.
Len Klempnauer and Phil Walters led the team in scoring. Phil on the inside and Len from the perimeter. Len will be the editor of the Cardinal next year.
selection Phil Walters is included in the top seven players in the league. Butch helped the Cardlets to a tie for second place and was the fifth scorer in league play with 51 points..
Len “Klemp” Klempnauer received honorable mention ALL CCAL, put him in the top eight players in the league as he was the only other player so honored along with the seven first teamers. Len had a terrific eye and also proved very valuable on the backboards. Len was fourth in league scoring with 57 markers.
games: Campbell 43-45, Gonzales 50-44, Monterey 53-47, Salinas 47-46, 40-42; Watsonville 39-47, 22-36; Holy Cross 49-30, San Lorenzo Valley 43-41. High school record: 5-4. City League record 5-1. Season 10-5.
Players: Dan Samuelson, Bud Simmons, Henry Papa, Tom Elward, Rich Hager and Larry Parr, Aldo Mazzei, Harold Barber. Wes Pringle, Hy Lyon, Layne LaComte, Gerald Simpkins, Ken Olsen, Alan Nunes, Ed Dayton, Al Fehn.
Henry Papa has been a top scorer and rebounded for the team. He used his size to his advantage.
games: Lincoln 40-30. 31-24; Los Gatos 29-27, 37-46; Santa Clara 39-40, 22-14; Gilroy 26-25, Monterey 41-25, Salinas 27-31, Carmel 32-14. League record 3-1, second place in league. Season record 7-3.
Top players: captain, Bob Wilson; Bob Branstetter and Howard Adams. Other players: Bill Craft, Dave McCabe, Ron Karrle, Dan Dodson, Alan Cornick.
D BASKETBALL LEAGUE CHAMPIONS
Games: Lincoln 19-13, 36-16; Los Gatos 32-30, 18-34; Santa Clara 22-21, 15-13; Gilroy 28-24, Monterey 38-10, Salinas 23-20, Carmel 30-23. League record 4-0. Season record 8-2.
Standout players were Captain, Don Sutherland, Don Nunes and Mike Vomvolakis. Other players: Bob Grant, Ralph Mounts, Gary Brown, Dale Fuqua, Doug Karriger, Casey Moore, Larry Stickles, Larry Bryant, Norman Erba, John Fitzpatrick and Mike Gould.
WRESTLING LEAGUE CHAMPS THIRD AT NORTHERN CAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
The team was sparked by captain, Pete Likins at 145 pounds and next years captain, Dayne Weaver at 133 pounds, both won Northern California championship title in their weight classifications as well as at the San Jose Invitational Tournament.
Pete Likins was named the top matman at NORTHERN CALIFORNIA CHAMPIONSHIPS
Dayne Weaver ended the season undefeated by winning all his matches during the regular season and at the Northern Cal tourney.
At the Northern Cal championships, Todd Likins was runner up in the 154 weight classification. Todd went on to wrestle at Cal. His brother Pete is wrestling at Stanford.
Russ Brock at 112
Dayne Weaver at 133
Ed Ferrell at 154, plus junior Olympic champion
Phil “Tiger” Murphy at 145
Runner ups at CCAL meet:
Paul York at 175
Bill Nielson at 195
Other important contributors Jim Lambert, Allan McLean, Dan Stahlman,
Jerry Knox, Jerry Miller, Bob Smith, Bob Younger and Tom McClung.
practice games: Santa Clara 6-4, Los Gatos 2-1; Bellarmine 1-2, 9-8; Carmel 0-1, Santa Clara 7-3, plus another loss not accounted for here to equal the total record in the Trident. Practice record 4-3. League: Watsonville 4-7, 1-11; Monterey 0-2, 8-6; Salinas 1-3, 5-7. League record 1-5. Season 5-8
Four games were lost at the beginning of the season due to all the rain.
Batting order and positions for a game: Bedell, 3B; Newton, CF; Walters, 1B; Hangaard, P; Hager, C; Dillehay, LF; Monachello, SS; Rulofson, RF; Carrithers, 2B.
Players: pitchers, Gordon Hangaard, Henry Papa, Rod Coburn and Bob Cardiff; catchers, Ron Rulofson and Rich Hager; 1B and heavy hitter, Phil Walters; infielders: Joe Manachello, Norm Bedell, Dave Herman, Tom Carrithers and Pete Thomas; outfielders: Ron Dillehay, Jim Vomvolakis, Bill Reese and Tom Reese, Bob Newton and Gene Vaughn.
The third game of the season started with the Cards scoring 10 runs in the first inning and Gordon Hangard pitching a no hitter for one inning, before the rains came and washed away a probable win.
Third year starter as a pitcher or outfielder, Gordon Hangaard was named captain of the team. Gordon made ALL CCAL, and was fourth in league hitting with a .312 average. He could always be counted on in the clutch. He threw a four hitter against Salinas. The Trident picked Gordon for the award of baseball’s player of the year.
Henry Papa struck out 6 and only walked 2 in a 0-2 loss to Monterey. It was a well pitched game on his part.
Cardinals upset Toreadors 8-6 Paced by the outstanding pitching and hitting of Gordy Hangaard the Cards racked up their only league win of the season. The fighting Cards took a commanding 8 run lead in the first five innings, then had to outlast a 6 run Monterey splurge in the seventh inning. Hangaard had pitched a no hitter for the first five innings. He started to tire in the sixth and after giving up three runs in the seventh gave way to Henry Papa, who then allowed three more runs, before he put out the fire to earned a save. Early in the second stanza, Butch Walters drove home Manachello, Bedell and Newton with a booming triple and on the next pitch scored on a wild pitch. Two more runs come across in the fourth frame. Hangaard won his own game in the fifth inning as he singled with the bases loaded to drive in two runs, which proved to be the winning tallies.
Trident. ALL CCAL selections to the 12 man squad were Gordon Hangaard, pitcher/outfielder and third baseman, Norm Bedell. The “Toad,”as his friends call him was a stand out on defense and the pitchers best friend. He could be counted on for his share of hits and runs batted in.
Sentinel. June 4. Two Cardinals Named To All League Squad. Two senior members of the Cards Gordon Hangaard, who was named to one of the outfield positions and Norm Bedell was selected at third base. Hargaard started the season as a pitcher, but played in almost every game as an outfielder, where he distinguished himself with his hitting and fielding. He was the leagues fourth leading batter. Bedell’s average was nothing to brag about, but his fielding was excellent an he was the backbone of the Card infield. The selection committee kept in mind that he rarely struck out, but had the misfortune of hitting the ball where the opposition was playing.
JV BASEBALL games
: Watsonville 10-7, 4-15; Salinas game 2-2 with Lloyd Bryant throwing a no hitter for nine innings. Plus he drove in the two SC scores. A game to be remember by Lloyd. The game had to end so the players could get to the gym before it was closed for the evening.
For the first time the JV team played in a league and not just practice games.
JV players: Don Nunes, Aldo Mazzei, Walter Bettencourt, Bernard Mana, Arnold Gregg, Bob Wilson, Layne LeComte, Lance Bei, Jack Spurlock, Franz Baum, Tom Silva and Sam McDaniels.
Third baseman, Aldo Mazzei captures JV baseball honors leading the team in hitting with a .345 batting average,
Varsity dual meet scores: Salinas 110. SC 7. Monterey 64, SC 49.
Three way meet scores: Gilroy 68, SC 55, SLV 0. Failed to score at El Cerrito Relays. SC 58, Carmel 53, SLV 3. Watsonville 74, SC 38, SLV 1.
Big Four Meet: Salinas 139, Watsonville 38, Monterey 28, SC 22.
CCAL Finals: Salinas 106, Pacific Grove 41, Hollister 23, Watsonville 22, King City 20, Gilroy 13, Monterey 7, Carmel 5 ½ Santa Cruz 5, Gonzales 4.
Lightweight dual meet scores: Salinas 87, SC 30. Monterey 103, SC 10.
Three way meet scores: Gilroy 61, SC 52, SLV 0. Failed to score at El Cerrito Relays. Carmel 60, SC 53, SLV 0. Watsonville 89, SC 53, SLV 0.
Big Four Meet: Salinas 106, Watsonville 95, Monterey 42, SC 10.
CCAL finals: Watsonville 69, Salinas 64, Hollister 39, Monterey 35, PG 10, Carmel 8, Gilroy 8, SC 4, Gonzales 3.
Trident. Track was treated as a minor sport for five years by the CCAL, but has been made a major sport again this year as it should always been all along.
May 17. Dave Morton Sixth In NCS Finals in the broad jump, but it was not good enough to make the state meet in two weeks at Fresno. Morton failed to qualify in the 100, his other event.
May 11. Morton Qualifies For Meet. SC will have one representative at the North Coast Section Divisional meet at UC Berkeley. Versatile Dave Morton grabbed a fourth in the broad jump at the NCS sectional meet at Salinas and a fifth in the 100 yard dash, both of which qualify him for the finals. SC’s only other entrant, lightweight Ed Forbes failed to place. San Mateo surprised and won the varsity meet over the hosting and favored Salinas.
At the CCAL consolation meet at Hollister, SC placed fifth in both the varsity and lightweight events. For the varsity, Al Fehn won the 880 and Dale Burns won the pole vault at 10 feet. Lightweights: Howard Adams won the pole vault at 10 feet also. Jerry Bryan won the 330.
May 5. Cowboys Capture CCAL Varsity Meet, Watsonville in Lightweights. Varsity scoring: Salinas 106, Pacific Grove 41, Hollister 23, Watsonville 22, King City 20, Gilroy 13, Monterey 7, Carmel 5 ½ Santa Cruz 5, Gonzales 4. SC came in second to last in both divisions. Dave Morton was responsible for all the varsity points as he picked up a fourth in the 100 and was in a three-way tie for second in the broad jump.
Lightweights: Watsonville 69, Salinas 64, Hollister 39, Monterey 35, PG 10, Carmel 8, Gilroy 8, SC 4, Gonzales 3. Steve Trayler was fifth in the 660 and Ed Forbes was third in the 1320.
April 30. Five League Records Fall In CCAL Trials. Only three SC track men qualified for the CCAL finals at Salinas. The varsity had three qualify and the lightweights had two. Dave Morton qualified in the 100 and 220 dashes and the broad jump, where he tied for second at 20-11. Vern Huffman qualified in the 100 and Bob Rader in the 180 low hurdles.
Lightweights were Howard Adams in the pole vault and Ed Forbes in the 1320.
April 24. Salinas Wins Big Four Meet. Santa Cruz Last. Score: Salinas 139, Watsonville 38, Monterey 28, SC 22. Dave Morton failed to take a first place, as did any Cardinal, but he did take second in the 100 and 220 and took third in the broad jump and was a member of the 880 relay team that took second. Coach Will Morgan praised Morton particularly for his leap in the broad jump of 20-4, one of his best marks of the season. Second place: Relay team. Fourth place: Rader, 120 low hurdles. Fifth place: Huffman, 100 dash.
Lightweights: Salinas 106, Watsonville 91, Monterey 42, SC 10. Speedy Nick Pagnini was unable to perform and was scratched. Third place: Byan, 330. Fourth place: Davis, 330. Adams, pole vault. Relay team. Fifth place: Traylor, 660.
March 15. Track Returns To Santa Cruz. Track as a high school sport made a return to SC yesterday at Memorial Field after an absence of five years. SC has competed yearly in the cinder sport (except it was not considered a major sport by the CCAL.) In a dual meet with Gilroy, the Cards lost both divisions. The varsity Gilroy 58, SC 55. Coach Will Morgan in his second year as coach was very enthusiastic with his entire team, even those who did not place. SC won five events and the relay. Dave Morton captured two events, the 220 in 24.0 and broad jump at 19 feet and was second in the 100. Bob Murphy and Tom Palmer tied for first in the pole vault at 9 feet. Ed Ferrell, Vern Hoffman and Dale Burns tied for first in the discus at 110-10. Bob Rader won the low hurdles at 14.5, was third in the 120 high hurdles and broad jump. 880 relay team won in 1:39.4. Second place: York, 880. Hoffman, 220. Delucchi, mile.
Third place: Burns, 880 and 120 low hurdles. Younger, 440. Lyon, mile. Bird, shot put. Palmer, high jump.
Lightweights: Gilroy 61, SC 52. Gilroy swept the shot put, to break away from the Cardlets. Gary Bryan picked up two firsts, in the 330 in 41.3 and the 120 low hurdles in 14.0 and tied with Howard Adams in the pole vault at 9-4. Traylor won the 660 in 1:37.2. Pagnini won the 150 in 18.1, second in broad jump and was third in the 75. Lambert won the discus at 88 feet. The 440 relay team won in 49.6. Second place: Davis, discus and third in 330 and 120 low hurdles. Hadsell, high jump. Third place: McCoy, 70 high hurdles. Stahlman, discus.
March 26. Salinas Track Forces Crush Santa Cruz. Varsity score: CCAL power-house Salinas, which was in its fourth meet to the Cards second won 110, SC 7. Dave Morton scored five SC points, by taking second in the 100 and third in the 220 and broad jump.
Lightweights: Salinas 87, SC 30. Nick Pagnini placed in three events, winning the 75 in 8.2, placed second in the 150 and third in the broad jump. Steve Traylor won the 660 in 1:32.5. Stahlman won the pole vault at 8-6. Second place: Hadsell, high jump and third in 1320. Bryan, 120 low hurdles and third in 330 and shot put. Third place: Adams, pole vault and high jump.
March 29. Cards Fail To Place At Relays at El Cerrito. A total of 20 SC track men made the trip. The group also visited the University of California.
April 9. Card Track Team Loses To Monterey. In varsity 64-49. Monterey rode to victory by dominating the field events, as SC held a 30-16 until then. Dave Morton scored 13 points. He won the 100 in 10.6, the broad jump at 19-8 and was second in the 220, while anchoring the winning 880 relay team to victory in 1:38.5 along with Huffman, Rader and Fehn. Fehn won the 440 in 56.4. Second place: Rader, 70 high hurdles, 120 low hurdles and broad jump. Shipcott, 880. Younger, 440. . Huffman, 220 and third in 100. Murphy, pole vault and tied for third in the high jump with Palmer. York, mile. Third place: Burns, 70 high hurdles. Caldwell, mile.
Lightweights: Monterey 103, SC 10. The Cardlets suffered a blow, when reliable Nick Pagnini, workhorse of the outfit and usually good for plenty of points, pulled a muscle, while leading the 75 dash in the opening event. It finished his day. Traylor won the 660 in 1:34.2 for the Cardlets only first place and was third in the broad jump. Third place: Bryan, 330 and shot put. Handsell, high jump. Davis, discus.
April 12. Card Thinclads Win First Meet Of Year. Relay Is Margin Of Victory. In a close victory the Cards 58, Carmel 53, SLV 3 at Memorial Field. The two teams were tied at 53 going into the relay, but the relay team of Bob Younger, Dale Burns, Vern Huffman and Dave Morton captured the thirteenth event of the day in 1:39.2 for the victory. . It was SC’s strength in the track events that brought them through to their first victory in four meets. SC captured first and second in the 100, second and third in the 440 and ran one-two-three in the 220. Dave Morton was a double winner, capturing the 100 in 10.4, the 220 in (no time) and second in broad jump. Other winners were Rader in 120 low hurdles and second in 120 low hurdles and third in broad jump. Palmer in the high jump at 5-2. SC’s relay team won in 1:30.2. Second place: Huffman,100 and 220 and third in high jump. Younger, 440 and third in 220. Fehn, discus. Murphy, pole vault. York, mile. Third place: Shipcock, 880. Gird, shot put. Mallory, discus. Burns, pole vault. Forst, mile.
Lightweights: Carmel 60, SC 53, SLV 0. Bryan was a double winner capturing the 330 in 40.8 and the shot put at 43-6 and second in the 120 low hurdles. Traylor won the 660 in 1:36.3 and was second in the broad jump and third in high jump. Adams won the pole vault in 9-5. Hadsell won the broad jump at 17 feet and tied for second in the high jump. McCoy took the 150 in 16.8 and was third in 70 high hurdles. Forbes the (1320 in (no time) The SC relay team won in 50.2. Third place: Stahlman, pole vault and discus. Davis, 330 and 120 low hurdles. Gill, 1320.
April 19. Morton Scores Triple Win In Card-Cat Meet. In their final home meet, SC lost to Watsonville 74, SC 38, SLV 1. The big differences in the teams came in the field events. Morton was a triple winner in the 100 in 10.5, 220 in 23.8 and the broad jump at 19-3. SC managed to win five of the 12 events, but Watsonville’s over all depth and the field events superiority made the difference. The only other Card winner was Younger in the 440 in 55.6.
Coach Will Morgan thanked the officials, who ran the individual events for their help after a lapse of three or four years of having a meet at Memorial Field. Second place: Fehn, 880. Huffman, 100 dash. Rader, broad jump and third in 100. Third place: Younger, 120 low hurdles. York, mile. Palmer, high jump. Murphy, pole vault.
Lightweights: Watsonville 99, SC 20, SLV 4. Without the injured Nick Pagnini, the Cardlets didn’t have a chance. Larry Bryan was a double winner, taking the 330 in 40 second flat and the shot put at 45 feet and captured third place in the 120 low hurdles. Second place: Traylor, 660. Third place: Davis, discus. McCoy, 150 dash. Forbes, 1320.
Trident for rest. The squad has many returning squad members. Even though the team lacks depth in the field events it has a very fast team. Some of the standouts are Verne Huffman, Al Fehn, Gary Bryan, Steve Traylor and Bob Rader.
Others: Neal Leonard, Howard Adams, Nick Pagnini, Phil Murphy, Tom Palmer,, Don Smith, Ed Ferrell, Louis Van Brank, Byron Burdick, Bruce Caldwell, Talley, Mallery, Jerry Knox, Dan Brazell, Hylan Lyon, Rodney Gustafson, Stanley Shipcott, Jim Lambert, Bob Younger, Al Mitchell, Richard Delucchi, Phil Baker, Jerry Walton, Jim Davis, Paul York, Danny Stahlman, Gerry Furst and Dick McCoy.
Captain of the team, Dave Morton was easily chosen by the Trident staff as most valuable trackster. The senior thin clad star scored most of his teams points. Dave ran the 100 and 220 yard dashes, ran an anchor on the relay team and did the broad jump
the Cards lost their dual meet with Monterey 0-6, showing that Monterey is one of the top teams in the area. Monterey won the league tournament also.
The top three tennis players, Don Binsacca, Dave Ingols and Ray Ewing will be making the trip to Monterey for the league tournament. Binsacca will play the singles matches and Ingols and Ewing will play doubles.
Among the many players who returned from last year’s team was Dave Ingols, who was first man both last year and this year. The other top players are Ray Ewing, Don Binsacca and Keith Murray.
Others: Alan Cornick Curtis Wyatt, Bruce Hansen, Tom Pitts, Ed Forbes, Tom McMillan, Larry Segedin, Jim Ceragioli and Walter Huggins.
Trident choice for most valuable is Dave Ingols. Dave is the number one man for the second year. He led the team to an excellent season. Dave was defeated only once in singles competition during the past campaign. At the CCAL tournament, Dave and his doubles partner Ray Ewing advanced to the semi-finals before dropping a heart breaker to the champion Monterey team. Dave also played varsity basketball and football.
placed second to Monterey by four strokes, 339 to 333. The scoring for SC: Don Samuelson 74, Bob Ewing 77, Bert Wagner 92 and Pete Russell 96. Don Samuelson won league medalist honors. Last years champ Bob Ewing come in third.
In the Trident it was report that the team was going for it’s third consecutive championship and just barely missed. It is all in how one considers the championship. Three years ago Santa Cruz won the league based on winning the most league dual matches. But believe the league only considers the tournament winner as the league champions, In which case Monterey was the champion in 1951 as they won the end of the season tournament. One can make a point of 1951 as having co champions.
Other players: Art Warner, Dave Mendoza, Mike Vomvolakis, Larry Parr, Peter Russell and Marvin Packer.
The Trident staff considers Bob Ewing perhaps the finest golfer to come out of SC. Bob has led the links squad for the past three years. Bob won the individual CCAL championship and led his team to the league crown. One of his most outstanding feats came when he captured the city golf crown last year. He defeated many of the top golfers in Santa Cruz. That is one reason the Trident picked him as our outstanding golfer.
In 1951 Pete Likins was an original member of the first SC wrestling team and has been a stellar member ever since making him a 3 year varsity wrestler.
In 1952 Pete took second place at his weight at the end of the season Northern Cal matches. In his senior he reached the top. This is the top meet in the State. In his junior year Pete was first string guard, captain of the team and ALL CCAL on the lightweight football team, which won the league title and ended the season with a 6-1-1 record.
Pete Likins sparked the wrestling team this year, 1953, by winning the Northern California title in his weight classifications as well as at the San Jose Invitational Tournament and the CCAL championship tournament match. The team won the CCAL Championship and was third at the Northern Cal Championships. This year he was first string guard on the varsity football team earning an honorable mention for ALL CCAL. Pete also won the Lowell Bready award for having the highest grades on the football team. The Trident also honored him as the outstanding athlete for wrestling. Pete was also elected captain of the team. Pete went on to Stanford and was the student body president there. He also was a successful wrestler also. Pete’s final educational position was as President of the University of Arizona from which he retired in 2006.
Jim Vomvolakis. Trident outstanding football player of the year, Jim Vomvolakis led the Cards from his halfback position packing the pigskin for an exceptional average of six yards a carry, while also being a standout on defense. Jim was the only Cardinal to be selected ALL CCAL this year. Jim played lightweight and C basketball for two years, before moving to the varsity in his senior season. There he was starting guard on the best team of it’s era at SC winning the league and ending with a 19-3 record. The team also played three college teams and gave them a good battle. Losing to Hartnell by 2 points in one of the games. Jim was a first stringer in three varsity sports this year. He was a starting guard on one of the best SC basketball teams and was the starting shortstop on the baseball team. Jim played lightweight football and basketball, plus JV baseball as a sophomore. His junior season, he was first string back on lightweights, first string JV basketball guard and played outfield for baseball. Another way of putting it, Jim played football, basketball and baseball for 3 years. Jim was busy playing sports all three years in high school.
Rich Montgomery was the leader of the best basketball team of it’s era at SC winning the league and ending with a 19-3 record. The team also played three college teams, Stanford and Cal Frosh and Hartnell and gave them a good battle. The closest was a loss to Hartnell by 2 points. Rich is considered to be one of the greatest basketball stars ever to attend SCHS. He racked up a grand total of 79 markers in six league games, second in the league scoring race, plus controlling the boards. Rich at 6’6” was an ALL CCAL selection for the second time. Rich was also chosen first team NCS and third team ALL NORTHERN CAL. Last year, 1952, Rich was considered the story of how the season went. The word was “as Montgomery goes, so go the Cardinals”. Rich was the top Cardinal then as he was this year, only without the same supporting cast. He was ALL CCAL then too.
Norm Bedell, the “Toad,” as his friends call him was a stand out on defense and the pitchers best friend. He could be counted on for his share of hits and runs batted in was honored to be selected the third baseman on the twelve man ALL CCAL baseball team. This is Norm’s third year playing baseball. His sophomore year on JV and the next two on varsity. Norm was a halfback on the lightweight football team, sophomore year and sharp passing quarterback his junior year. His senior year he was a running back on varsity. Norm played lightweight basketball his junior year.
Dave Ingols. Trident chose for most valuable is Dave Ingols. Dave is the number one man for the second year. He led the team to an excellent season. Dave was defeated only once in singles competition during the past campaign. At the CCAL tournament, Dave and his doubles partner Ray Ewing advanced to the semi-finals before dropping a heart breaker to the champion Monterey team. Dave played varsity basketball and football.
Guard Joe Monachello is the second Card selected for the ALL CCAL team. Joe at 5’8” is probably the smallest starter in the league was the sparkplug of the team. The diminutive guard proved that size was not a factor in basketball as he was among the top scores in the league, besides being a stand out on defense. An example of this was the last game of the season against Salinas, he was the high point man, but his most outstanding play was when he broke up a two man fast break, including another all leaguer by stealing the ball. Joe played basketball for four years at SC. Joe started with the C team freshman year, sophomore and junior years played lightweights. He was starting his junior year and part way through broke a bone in his foot and was through for the season. He made up for lost time this year. Joe also played baseball the last two years.
Gary Paden was a first string end on the football team and at 6’ 2” was always terrific on the backboards, being another trigger man starting the fast break with sharp accurate outlet passes and was selected as an honorable mention ALL CCAL player. Only two other players beside the regular starting five were honored for a total of seven.
Don Samuelson won league medalist honors, first place at the CCAL tournament and will continue being a top golfer.
Bob Ewing. The Trident staff considers Bob Ewing perhaps the finest golfer to come out of SC. Bob has led the links squad for the past three years. Bob won the individual CCAL championship and led his team to the league crown. One of his most outstanding feats came when he captured the city golf crown last year. He defeated many of the top golfers in Santa Cruz. That is one reason the Trident picked him as our outstanding golfer.
At NCS Dave Morton placed fourth in the broad jump. At STATE he placed sixth. Captain of the team, Dave Morton was easily chosen by the Trident staff as most valuable trackster. The senior thin clad star scored most of his teams points. Dave ran the 100 and 220 yard dashes, ran an anchor on the relay team and did the broad jump
The Trident staff picked the outstanding senior athletes. Listed by sport: best all-around athlete, Phil Walters; football, Chuck Filice; track, Howard Adams; baseball, Bob Cardiff; For the first time the staff named two boys for one sport and it is basketball, Tom Elward for varsity and we could not leave out the lighties’ floor leader, Bob Wilson; golf, Don Samuelson; wrestling, Phil Murphy.
Pleasure Point plunge was secured for swim practice. Nineteen people signed up, but the most that showed for any practice at any one time was nine. Most of the time there were less. Oh, well, at this rate SC will have to wait another 50 years for a pool.
Coaches: Roger Baer, varsity football and junior varsity baseball; Franklin Lindeburg, varsity basketball and assistant varsity football. Will Morgan, track. Charles Smith, C and D basketball and golf; Tom Clayton, tennis and junior varsity basketball; Emmett Thompson, lightweight basketball and lightweight football. Jack Fiebig, wrestling; Don Lehmkuhl, varsity baseball and assistant varsity football.
practice games; Santa Clara 6-12, Fremont 7-31. Practice record 0-2. League games: Monterey 6-0, 25-0; Salinas 32-21. 6-0; Watsonville 25-39, 0-39. League record 4-2, second place. Season 4-4.
Players: Ends: Phil Walters, Tom Elward, Post, Bob Kranich, Jones, DeBenedetti, A. Fehn, Randall, York and Parr. Tackles: Fred Fehn, Gunter, Engels, Johnson, Henry Pappa, Malaspino and Asbury. Guards: Ed Dayton, co-captain, Phil Murphy, Pike, Vaughn, Bei, Burt, Ed Ferrell, Lawrance, Berry and Gregg. Centers: Bryon Bird, Derrick, Prouty
Quarterbacks: Rich Hager, Bob Cardiff and Costa. Halfbacks: co-captain, Chuck Filice, Nick Pagnini, Bryan, Grever, Hawkins, Gilmore and Silva. Fullbacks: Sakata, Tanner and Ron Rulofson
Starting line up: ends, Bob Kranich, Phil Walters and Tom Elward; tackles, Fred Fehn, Henry Papa and Don Asbury; guards, Ed Dayton and co-captain, Phil Murphy; center, Byron Bird; quarterback, Rich Hager; backs, co-captain, Chuck Filice, Nick Pagnini, Bob Sakata and Ron Rulofson.
The Cardinals won their fourth league game against Salinas in a terrific rain storm at Memorial field. It started in the middle of the lightweight game and by the time the varsity took the field it resembled a swamp. The winds and the rain continued through the whole varsity game making it almost impossible to play. On their own 32 yard line and in punt formation the Salinas punter decided to run for a first down, but did not make it. SC took over on downs. Nick Pagnini gained 10 yards over right tackle Dayne Weaver, then Chuck Filice bulled his way for 2 yards. Ron Rulofson broke for 8 yards and a first down. Quarterback Rich Hager pulled the surprise play of the game, fading back and connecting on a pass to Bob Kranich, who slid into the end zone for the only score of the night.
From Trident column, Sports Shots: Out of the few hundred spectators at this Salinas game, only six remained through the rain and all until the final gun sounded. Thank you Mr and Mrs Pagnini, Murphy and Hager all parents of players.
Big Hank “the tank” Papa all 245 pounds of him has proven himself as one of the areas stalwart linemen. Hank shows his athletic ability, especially with his size being able to play basketball and baseball well too.
Arnold Gregg won the Optimist Club trophy for displaying the best spirit.
Mike Murphy won the most valuable player award and the Lowell Bready trophy for having the highest grades on the team.
Five Cardinals were selected ALL CCAL
The selections: Chuck Filice, 145 pound, 5’7”, SR, back, co-captain of the Cards was a hard charging, tricky running back racked up 30 points on 5 touchdowns to lead his team in scoring.
Ed Dayton, 185, 5’9”, SR, guard, was great at pulling to run interference and block for the backs.
Fred Fehn, 245, 6’2”, JR, defensive tackle, one of the roughest competitors in the league and was very hard to take out of a play.
Bryon Bird, 200, 5’11”, SR, center, was rated by many as one of the top centers in Northern California
Phil Walters, 170, 5’10”, SR, defensive end, switched to end during the season was picked for his quickness and tackling ability.
From Trident for local flavor. Watsonville’s Ken Antle ALL CCAL on offense and defense was named to the San Francisco Chronicle and Examiner’s ALL NORTHERN CALIFONIA first team.
practice games: Santa Clara 0-6, Fremont 0-13. Practice record 0-2. League games: Monterey 0-32, 0-36; Salinas 0-33, 13-25; Watsonville 0-35, 7-18. League record 0-6. Season 0-8.
Ends: Branstetter, Partlow, McDow, Kranich and Brown; Tackles: Weaver, Knox, Bob Bly and Henderson; Guards: co-captain, Bert Wagner, Foster, Baum and McClung. Other linemen: Sills, Plattner, Grever, Sutherland, Dalton, Karrie, Tuttle, McCaniel, Walton, Haas, Atrip and Weiss, Centers: co-captain, Danny Stahlman and Walt Bettencourt.
Quarterbacks: Traylor and Adams. Backs: Davis, co-captain, Jack Spurlock, McCoy, Wyatt, Campbell, Tessier, McAdam, Bushnell, Laucka, Jenkins, Ron Daughtery, John Amick, and Fuqua
Starting line up: ends, Gary Henderson, Bob Branstetter and Doug Kranich; tackles, Doyne Weaver and Bill Grever; guards, Tom McClung and Bert Wagner; center, Dan Stalhman; Quarterback, Steve Traylor; backs, Jim Davis, Jack Spurlock and Dick McCoy.
selections: Jack Spurlock, JR, defensive tackle actually played defensive halfback for the Cardlets, but the selectors realized his defensive ability and vicious tackling made Jack deserving of all league honors. Jack was also the Cardlet leading scorer and co-captain.
Bert Wagner, JR, offensive guard, was an unanimous choice for all league. Bert was also co-captain of the Cardlets and perhaps the most rugged player in the league.
Dan Stalhman, JR, defensive guard, actually played center for the Cardlets. He was acknowledged for his all-around ability.
won every game, mostly by large scores. Game scores: Salinas 32-0, Watsonville 25-19, Monterey 54-13. Found no list of players, must be in with varsity.
practice games: Los Gatos 44-33, 67-57; Carmel 46-39, Gilroy 43-41, Campbell 42-44, Carlmont 58-38, Junipero Serra 54-37, Washington of Centerville 44-49, Gonzales 69-15, James Lick 43-42, Santa Clara 53-26, 31-50; Bellarmine 37-39, Poly of San Francisco 50-74, Fremont 53-41, 28-50; Willow Glen 52-63. Practice record 10-7. League: Salinas 36-61, 39-61; Monterey 47-60, 46-56; Watsonville 40-29. 64-55. League 2-4, third place. Season 12-11.
Players names, positions and heights: Forwards, Tom Elward, 6’1”, Len Kempnauer, 6’, Larry Parr, 6’2”, Ed Dayton, 5‘10‘ and Buddy Simmons, 5’11”. Centers, Hylan Lyon, 6‘4“, Hank Papa, 6’2” and Don Samuelson 6’3. Guards, Phil Walters, 5’10”, Chuck Filice, 5’8”, Bob Cardiff, 5‘10“, Aldo Mazzei, 5’6” and Fitzpatrick.
Cards drop Los Gatos 44-33 in first game of the season. Rebounding was the biggest plus in this game. Shooting was at 25 percent and foul shots were 10 of 28 attempts. At halftime the score was SC 23-13. The whole squad played and no one was in double figures. The top scorer was Larry Parr with eight.
Cardinals Hold Lead For Three Quarters In Exciting Contest in a 42-44 loss to Campbell. The teams were never separated by more than four points other than the Campbell 6-0 lead at the beginning of the game. It was a ragged, exciting game with 45 fouls called. SC led at half 22-20. The Cards sank 18 of 27 from the foul line. The team as a whole showed improvement from their first game. Scoring: Elward 11, Parr 6, Lyon 12, Filice 3, Walters 3, Simmons 4, Papa 2, Klempnauer 1, Dayton and Samuelson 0.
Cards Win Over Carmel 46-39. At one point the Cards had a 16 point lead. The half time score was SC 23-13. Top scorer was Don Samuelson with 10, Larry Parr and Phil Walters had seven each.
Last Second Gable Pay Off For Cards To Drop Gilroy 43-41. The Cards took possession of the ball with less than a minute to go after Gilroy had tied the score 41-41. They worked the ball cautiously, playing for a last second shot. With five seconds to go they flipped the ball into Hylan Lyon at center, who dumped in the winning basket. Gilroy took the lead in the first minute of play and didn’t relinquish it until less than three minutes to play, when Len K;empnauer hit two straight field goals to gave the Cards a 41-40 lead. Klempnauer playing his first game in a starting role scored 11 points to follow Lyons who scored 13. The Cards failed to connect on a field goal attempt in the third quarter and were down 29-34. Klempnaur and Lyons score 10 points between them to get the Cards back into the game. Scoring: Parr 9, Klempnauer 11, Lyon 13, Walters 1, Filice 7, Elward 2, Dayton, Papa and Samuelson 0.
Elward Scores 18 points In Rout of Serra 54-37. The halftime score was 23-11 and 46-25 at the end of the third quarter. Dayton was the only other scorer in double figures with 14. Scorers: Parr 5, Klempnauer 1, Lyon 1, Walters 8, Filice 0, Elward 18, Dayton 14, Papa 5, Samuelson 1, Cardiff 2, Mazzei 0 and Martin 0.
Cards lose to Washington 44-49. The fast breaking Washington Huskies of Centerville (now Fremont) rammed through eight points on fast breaks in less than two minutes of the third quarter to wipe out a SC 21-17 half time lead to go ahead 27-35. Cardinal center Hylon Lyon was high man for the contest with 15 points followed by Len Klempnauer with 12. Other scorers were Parr 5, Elward 5 and Walters 5.
Cardinals Wallop Gonazles 69-42. Top scorers were Elward with 21, Klempnauer 14 and Parr 11.
Cards Find Carlmont Easy Opponent 58-38. This was the last game coached by Franklin “Lindy” Lindebug as he is leaving to be a PE instructor and basketball coach at the new campus of the University of California at Riverside. He actually missed the first half of this game as a new daughter was born today. Roger Baer coached the first half and will be coaching the team the rest of the season. The team record so far is 6-2. The Cards went out in front 9-4 at the end of the first period and stretched it to 27-16 at halftime. In the final half they scored at will. Larry Parr led the attack with 18 points followed by Hank Papa with 11. SC had a lack of accuracy from the foul line again hitting only 12 of 29. Scoring: Elward 7, Parr 18, Lyon 6, Walters 3, Klempnauer 5, Cardiff 5, Papa 11, Samuelson 2, Filice 1, Simmons, Scott and Mazzei 0.
Cards Win 43-42 Over James Lick. The score at half time saw Lick ahead 16-19. The Cards pulled away to a 32-27 lead at the end of the third quarter. Scoring: Elward 12, Parr 6, Lyon 1, Filice 6, Walters 7, Papa 8, Dayton 4, Simmons 1, Samuelson 1, Scott and Mazzei 0.
Locals Score Single Basket In Second Half in loss to Bellarmine 37-39. After leading 28-19 at halftime, the Cards picked up only nine points during the last 16 minutes. During the first half SC was a sharp, aggressive outfit, who played good defense. The Bells controlled both boards during the second half and their aggressive man to man defense seemed to befuddle the local stalwarts. Tom Elward scored 13 of his 16 points in the first half. After failing to score a bucket during the third period, Len Klempnauer with three minutes left hit a jump shot, then Larry Parr a foul shot to narrow the score to one point with two minutes to go. Hylan Lyons tipped in a a missed free throw with seven seconds remaining as the Cards ended with fine play for the last three minutes. Scoring: Elward 16, Parr 2, Lyon 4, Walters 3, Klempnauer 4, Cardiff 0, Papa 7 and Filice 2.
16 Straight Points In Third Period Gives Cardinals Easy Win 53-36 over Santa Clara. The score was tied 19-19 at half. Papa replaced Lyon as a starter at center for this game and showed well as he potted 11 markers. Scoring: Elward 13, Parr 18, Lyon 6, Walters 3, Klempnauer 5, Cardiff 5, Papa 11, Samuelson 2, Filice 1, Simmons, and Mazzei 0.
Fourteenth Straight For Parrots. Poly high of San Francisco is rated as one of the top teams in Northern California smothered a scrappy, but outclassed SC 50-74. They were one of finest prep units to have appeared her in the postwar years. Not a fast break outfit, their offense was based strictly on a series of plays. The Cards played good basketball and didn’t throw in the towel as they had a short lived rally of seven straight point in the final quarter. Phil Walters was hitting his long set shots to led the Cards in scoring with 13. Baer praised Hank Papa and Hylon Lyon for their work at the pivot spot. Scoring: Elward 11, Parr 2, Lyon 9, Walters 13, Klempnauer 3, Cardiff 0, Papa 3, Samuelson 3, Filice 1, Simmons 0 and Dayton 2.
Card Cagers Defeat Fremont Five 53-41. The game was a typical Tuesday product, fast, rough and marred by wild play. The Cards led 23-21 at halftime. The Cards had a good burst in the third period to go up by 11. Klempnauer and Parr, who led the game scorers, along with Walters led the Cards to a 19 point out burst in the third period. They also hit well in the second period. Walters played an aggressive game on defense breaking up numerous passes. Scoring: Elward 8, Parr 13, Lyon 6, Walters 10, Klempnauer 13, Papa 1, Samuelson 2 and Filice 2.
One Bad Period Ruins Locals as Salinas wins 61-36. The Cards were not as bad as the score indicates. Actually, the Cards performance ranged from excellent to horrible. The Cards were down only 12-15 at the end of the first period, but were only able to score four points to the Cowboys 18 to put Salinas ahead 33-16. The Cards hit 13 of 51 chances for a 26 percent average, while Salinas hit 22 of 52 attempts for 42 percent. Filice received praise for his hustle and floor play, Lyon and Papa for their work around the basket and Elward for compete game.
Scoring: Elward 6, Parr 4, Lyon 5, Walters 6, Filice 7, Klempnauer 0, Papa 0, Samuelson 2, Simmons, Dayton and Cardiff 0.
Fremont Wins 50-28 after the Cards had beaten them a few weeks ago 53-41. Locals unable to hit as they left their shooting ability in the dressing room for the first half at least. The Cards failed to score in the first period and tallied one bucket in the second quarter to wind up with a 7-37 deficit to Fremont of Sunnyvale. Scoring: Elward 4, Lyon 4, Walters 8, Filice 8, Klempnauer 0, Papa 2, Samuelson 0, Simmons 0, Dayton 2 and Cardiff 0.
Scrappy Card Cagers Fold In Second Half losing to Monterey 60-47. The Officials Had Fun. It was strictly a whistle blowers show as 42 personal fouls were called and four Redbird first stringers were lost via the five foul rule. SC made like a title contender rather than an also ran as they startled heavily favored Monterey by being ahead at the end of the half 28-25. Guards Butch Walters and Chuck Filice were the spark behind the Cards attack during the first half. They drove their teammates with a fervor that rocked Monterey back on its heels. There departure finished the locals. SC moved out to an early lead on the accuracy of Len Klempnauer’s shooting to hold a 17-13 lead at the end of the opening period. The Cards held what looked like a safe six point lead midway in the third period before a 16 point attack by Monterey put them out in front of the tired and depleted Redbirds, who never could come back. Hylan Lyon received praise for his defense and board work. Scoring: Elward 15, Klempnauer 13, Parr 1, Lyon 7, Walters 4, Filice 5, Papa 0, Samuelson 2 and Simmons 0, Dayton 2, Fitzpatrick 0 and Cardiff 0.
Cards and Cardlets Bow To Santa Clara. The varsity lost 31-50. The Cards half their points on free throws with 15. Scoring: Elward 9, Klempnauer 0, Parr 0, Lyon 12, Walters 2, Filice 6, Papa 0, Samuelson 0 and Simmons 0, Dayton 2, Fitzpatrick 0 and Cardiff 0.
Cards Rally In Fourth Period for Victory In Dreary Affair beating Watsonville 40-29. Out hustled for three quarters the Cards finally found themselves in the final period. Watsonville led at half 22-17 and 25-24 at the end of the third period. SC surged in front on a jump shot and a free throw by Lyon and a nifty tip in by Klempnauer put the Cards ahead to start the fourth quarter. The Cats came back to tie the score 29-29 and that was the end of their scoring for the night. With slightly more than four minutes remaining, Filice stole the ball and took it all the way for a layup to put the Cards ahead for good. The Cards scored nine more unanswered points to finish out the game. A team whose main asset is its hustle, not only failed to hit the basket with regularity making only seven of 38 shots in the first half, but were out rebounded by the Cats. The Cards did come back in the second half and hit 10 of 23 tries. They held Watsonville to just seven points in the second half, which could be some type of low for this league in the modern era. Scoring: Elward 11, Klempnauer 5, Lyon 10, Walters 6, Filice 8, Papa 0, Samuelson 0, Simmons 0, Dayton 0, Fitzpatrick 0 and Cardiff 0.
The Cards thumped Los Gatos 67-57 for their second straight win. The Cards trailed 14-15 at the end of the first quarter, but behind the shooting of Elward took the lead at half 33-29. Scoring: Elward 23, Klempnauer 3, Lyon 14, Walters 13, Filice 1, Papa 1, Samuelson 4, Simmons 2, Dayton 3, Fitzpatrick 0 and Cardiff 3.
Cowboys win seventeenth straight beating the Cards 61-39. The Cowboys led 13-9 at the quarter and 27-17 at half. The Cards made a desperate bid to get back in the ball game in the opening moments of the fourth quarter as they whittled the lead down to five points. But the Cowboys came back with five consecutive buckets to go up 46-29. The Salinas center, a returnee from last year, is the best player in the league and scored 27 points while dominating the game. The Cowboys looked much smoother than in the first game. Scoring: Elward 14, Klempnauer 7, Lyon 9, Walters 1, Filice 6, Papa 2, Samuelson 0, Simmons 0, Dayton 0, Fitzpatrick 0 and Cardiff 0.
Cards lose to Monterey 46-56. SC kept up with Monterey for two and one half periods, but faded fast during the latter stages of the game. Monterey showed itself to be too sharp on the boards getting 46 rebounds to the Cards 24 and their tremendous speed wore the locals down. SC stayed in the game mainly, because of the much improved work of lanky 6’4” Hylon Lyon, who led the Cards in scoring with 13 points. When he fouled pit in the fourth period all hopes for the locals went with him. Scoring: Elward 8, Klempnauer 7, Lyon 13, Walters 8, Filice 4, Papa 4, Samuelson 0, Dayton 1 and Cardiff 1.
Willow Glen considered one of the top teams in the Peninsula Athletic League defeated the Cards 63-52. They found the Cards plenty rough for the first two periods leading only 29-26 at half time. It still was winnable at the end of the third quarter with the score 37-43, but they pulled away in the last quarter. Scoring: Elward 14, Klempnauer 12, Lyon 7, Walters 1, Filice 8, Papa 2, Samuelson 2, Simmons 0, Dayton 4 and Cardiff 2.
Chuck Filice Paces Locals With 19 points in 64-55 victory over Watsonville to end the season with a happy ending. SC ends year with a 12-11 mark. It was the fourth straight win over their traditional cross county rivals in two years. Filice, the hard driving little guard, provided the spark necessary for the Cards victory. Filice, who has been averaging less the five points a game had a break out night. SC led throughout the game, but Watsonville was in the contest all the way. The Cards barged out to an early 16-7 lead in the first quarter, but the Cats crawled back to narrow the count to 25-19 at halftime. The ice man cameth for the Cards in the second quarter as they connected on only four buckets and one free throw. The fourth period was wild and wooly as both teams decided to forget defense and concentrate on sinking the ball. Lyon, who scored six and Klempnauer, who scored 10 kept the Cards from going under at the end. With victory assured with two seconds remaining, these two players decided to add insult to injury as they pulled off one the neatest plays of the evening. Lyon on the free throw line, shot the ball so that it hit on the right side of the rim for Klempnauer to tip it in for the final bucket as the game ended. One of the deciding factors in the game was SC’s strength on the backboards as they out rebounded the Cats 35 to 27. The Cards also hit 18 of 31 tries from the line. Scoring: Elward 11, Klempnauer 12, Lyon 8, Walters, Filice 19, Papa 2, Dayton 4 and Cardiff 1.
Tom Elward, wiry forward, captain of the basketball team and ALL CCAL forward, was third in the league in scoring averaging 11.6 points a game. He would either drive to the basket for a goal or end up with a pull up jumper that was the best in the league and was outstanding in the fast break.
Sentinel stats by name, field goals made, foul shots made and total points.
FG FT TP
Elward 92 66 250
Lyon 61 55 177
Walters 47 49 143
Klempnauer 57 24 138
Filice 41 36 112
Parr 38 19 95
Papa 21 18 80
Dayton 15 19 40
Simmons 5 5 15
Cardiff 4 7 15
Branstetter 1 2 4
Martin 1 0 2 Question on scoring Sentinel against Trident ?
Players by position and scoring following their names: forwards, captain, Tom Elward, 251; Len Klempnauer, 140; Bud Simmons and E Dayton, 48; center, Henry Pappa, 52; Hylan Lyon, 172 and Don Samuelson; guards, Chuck Filice, 110; Bob Cardiff, Parr, 112 and Phil Walters, 134.
In the Trident. The eighth annual Tournament of Champions at Cal has entrants from school and league as follows: Salinas (CCAL), Palo Alto (PAL), Chico (NORTH), Richmond (ACAL) undefeated this year; Albany (CCCL), appearing for the third straight year; Oakland Tech (OAL), St. Ignatius (AAA), and St. Mary’s (CATHOLIC LEAGUE).
practice games: Los Gatos, loss, Carmel 33-35, Junipero Serra 37-44, Gilroy 42-36, Washington 37-40, Campbell 33-42, 29-34; Gonzales 37-21, Carlmont loss, James Lick 30-47, Bellarmine 33-30, Santa Clara 22-25, 32-37; Poly of San Francisco 37-63, Fremont 38-31, 30-49; Willow Glen 43-52. Practice record 4-13. League games: Salinas 28-44, 39-48; Monterey 31-46; 40-43; Watsonville 46-44, 37-48. League 1-5. Season 5-18
The Cardlets dropped their third straight contest to Carmel 33-35. There efforts were not helped when two players fouled out.Bob Wilson, Howard Adams and Don Dunn each scored six points.
The Cardlets put on a terrific struggle before succumbing to Santa Clara 32-37 in an overtime battle which was a thriller all the way. The score at half was SC 15-18. The score was tied 30-30 at the end of regulation, but the Cardlets were unable to get started in the overtime and only scored a single counter to seven points for the Panthers. High point man was Bobby Wilson with nine points. Scoring: Traylor 2, Dodson 1, Wilson 9, Adams 6, Dunn 0, Sutherland 6, Buffon 2, Nunes 4 and Costa 2.
Players by position and points scored: Forwards, Don Dodson, 81; Steve Traylor, 87; Lou Costa, Steve Buffin, 31; Centers, captain, Bobby Wilson, 266: and Partlow; Guards: honorable mention all league, Leon Dunn, 137; Howard Adams, 101; Curtis Wyatt, Ralph Mounts, Don Nunes, 42; and Don. Sutherland, 61. Others: Gary Brown, Norman Erba, Louie Wollenberger, Dale Fuqua, Richard Ifland, Dale Harder, Mike Vomvolakis and Jim Austin.
End of the season starters; forwards, Steve Traylor and Don Dodson; center, Bob Wilson; guards Howard Adams, Don Sutherland and Leon Dunn.
End of season Cardlet stats by name, field goals made, foul shots made and total points.
FG FT TP
Wilson 94 76 267
Dunn 46 40 132
Adams 37 25 99
Dodson 27 27 81
Traylor 34 17 85
Sutherland 21 22 64
Nunes 16 10 42
Buffon 9 15 33
Costa 7 3 17
Mounts 3 5 11
Wyatt 2 1 5
Bob Wilson led the team in scoring with 266 points a 11.5 points a game average. Bob also led the team in rebounds. He owned a variety of shots mainly right hand jumpers and a left hand hook shoot. He could change hands at the peak of his shot, throwing off defenders trying to block his shots. Bob is a top free throw shooter hitting 56 out of 73 shots a 77 percent average part way through the season. He was selected as an ALL CCAL for his efforts.
Gonzales 26-54 only available. Players; Ken Olsen, Knapp, Decker, Pringle, Leo Malaspina, Don Binsacca, Barber, Hansen, Tiffin, Kanopka and Farnworth.
Against Gonzales the Cards were down on five points at half time13-18, bit Gonzales pulled out to a 17-29 lead at the end of the third quarter to pull away even more in the fourth quarter.
Scoring: Farnsworth 2, Hansen 6, Olsen 7, Hagen 1, Malaspina 4, Cross 6, Kanopka, Davis, Binsacca, and Hocom 0.
had a highly successful season, winning 16 dual meets, while dropping only two. Finishing second to Salinas by only two points. Scored at NCS. Ed Ferrell at 165 weight classification took second at NCS. Phil Murphy at 154 weight class took second at NCS and moved on to NCI.
Listed by name, how they did at the CCAL and NCS meets (wins first, then loses and the their weight):
Ed Ferrell, CCAL first, NCS second, 13-0, 165
Phil Murphy, CCAL first, NCS second, 10-2, 154
Tom McClung, CCAL first, 10-4, 120
Captain, Dayne Weaver, CCAL first, 15-1, 138
Ron Karrie, CCAL first, 10-4, 112
Lou Sills, CCAL second, 7-6, 127
Bill Nielson, CCAL second, 9-2, 191
Dan Stahlman, 11-0, 133
Others matmen and their weights: Bob Hennause, 175; Terry Hicks, 191; John Knox, 140; Darrow, Hudson 154; Ray Lopez, 133; Jim Lambert, 138; Rodriguez, 175; Berry, 191; Dave York, 175; Bryant, 103; Ron Roberts, 108 and Tony Pepper. 102.
six games cancelled due to rain to start the season.
Practice games: Los Gatos loss, Fremont 16-3, Campbell 4-5, Bellarmine 4-7, 8-5. Practice record 2-3. League: Salinas 9-7, 2-1; Watsonville 7-0, 1-2; Monterey 4-5, 3-4. League record 3-3, tied with Monterey for second. Watsonville champs. Season 5-6.
Players by position: pitchers, third year players, Bob Cardiff and Henry Pappa; catcher, Ron Hager; first base, Phil Walters; second base, Chuck Filice; third base, Aldo Mazzei, Bob Aguilar and Len Klempnauer; short stop Walt Bettencourt; outfield, Ron Rulofson, Bobby Wilson, Bob Kranich, Jack Spurlock, Robert Lovato, Larry Jones, Arnold Gregg, Lance Bei, Allen, Gilmore and Layne LeComte,
A loss in the next to last game of the season to Watsonville 1-2 kept the Cards from at least sharing the championship. Bob Cardiff pitched a masterful game giving up only two hits. But Watsonville had their all league pitcher Harvey Kolstad on their mound. It was a pitchers dual between the two best pitchers in the league. Starters: Cardiff, P; Hager, C; Walters, 1B; Filice, 2B; Aguilar, 3B; Bettencourt, SS; Wilson, LF; Rulofson, CF; Kranich RF.
Right after the Watsonville game, the team broke out the bats against visiting Bellarmine at Harvey West Park for a 8-5 victory. Big hits were a home run by Phil Walters; a bases loaded double by “Skeeter” Bettencourt to drive in 3 runs. Two hits by Chuck Filice, one a double against the fence. The best part of the day was the outing by senior, Big Hank Papa. He proved to be the hero of the day. He not only slammed a home run, but won his first game in three years as a high school pitcher, giving up only five hits. He struck out six and walked six. In the past Hank has been plagued by wildness. But today was his day.
From Sports Shots. Here is one for the book. When the baseball nine met Salinas last Friday, the following incident arose: BOB Wilson walked, BOB Kranich followed on base from an error, BOB Aguilar walked, BOB Cardiff was at bat.
Four ALL CCAL sections.
The write up of Bob Cardiff making ALL CCAL says: at the start of the season Bob was thought of as an average pitcher, but he came on strong to win three CCAL contests. He used his head when he pitched and relied strongly on his control. He threw a variety of pitches, using his stuff instead of speed to get through the batting order.
Fiery, Chuck Filice finished the league near the top for batting average. He was undoubtedly the best infielder in the league and was the chatterbox on the diamond. Chuck was fleet footed on the base paths and also could power the horsehide.
In the outfield, Ron Rulofson turned out to be the surprise of the year. A converted catcher, he had a strong arm and was perhaps the best fielding center pasture man (CF) in the league. Ron proved that he could hit the long ball as he often proved.
Ron Hager the stocky junior catcher, who has been first string since freshman year, acted like the captain and was the brains on the playing field. He definitely is the best catcher in the league and one of the best in Northern California. He packs a lot of power at the plate, swinging a mean bat.
Surprisingly champion Watsonville had only three members on the All League team while SC and Monterey had four each. Salinas rounded out the 13 all leaguers with two.
came in seventh with 9 points at the CCAL meet. Lightweights took fifth with 16 points.
CCAL finals varsity scoring: Salinas 107, Watsonville 41, Gonzales 32, Gilroy 17, Monterey 13, Carmel 12, SC 9, PG 8, King City 6, Hollister 3.
Lightweights CCAL final scoring: Watsonville 87, Salinas 66, Monterey 26, Hollister 25, SC 16, King City 13, Carmel 10, Gonzales 4, PG 1, Gilroy 0.
Varsity Dual meet scores: SC 77, Carmel 35, Gonzales 61, SC 52. Watsonville 95, SC 18.
Triangular meet scores. SC 61, Carmel 44, Gilroy 26. Gonzales 93, SC 64, Gilroy and King City tied at 42. Salinas 91, Monterey 26, SC 12. Watsonville 83, SC 38. Carmel 19.
Lightweight Dual meet scores: Carmel 71, SC 38. SC 61, Gonzales 52. Watsonville 90, SC 23. Triangular meet scores. Carmel 53, Gilroy 52, SC 39. Salinas 90, Monterey 36, SC 14.
King City 81, Gonzales 75, Gilroy 50, SC 39. Watsonville 86, Carmel 35, SC 20.
May 16. Forbes Is Lone Card To Finish In Event at NCS Section II. CCAL Scores Clean Sweep. Salinas wins the North Coast Section II track meet at Fremont high in Sunnyvale. Salinas won the varsity meet 44 to second place Burlingame 32, San Mateo 23, Palo Alto 21. Watsonville won the lightweight meet easily with 55 points. SC failed to place a man in the varsity meet, but star 1320 man Ed Forbes finished fifth to give SC two points and qualify him to go to the NCS finals. The only SC athlete to do so. Howard Adams did not qualify in the opening height for the pole vault. Others entered at NCS, but not qualifying were Dave York, Al Fehn, Bert Bly and Tom Silva.
Other CCAL schools scoring in the varsity meet were PG 8, Watsonville 7, Gilroy 6, Carmel. Monterey and Gonzales 3.
Lightweights: SC star 1320 man Ed Forbes finished fifth to give SC two points and qualify him to go to the NCS finals. Bert Bly placed sixth in the 330, but only the first five qualify for the NCS finals. Watsonville won with 54 points followed by Santa Clara 34, Salinas 28, Burlingame 13. Other CCAL teams: Monterey 8, Hollister 3, SC 2 and Carmel 1.
May 9. CCAL finals scoring: Salinas 107, Watsonville 41, Gonzales 32, Gilroy 17, Monterey 13, Carmel 12, SC 9, PG 8, King City 6, Hollister 3.
Sentinel headline: Salinas’ Eddie King Races Quarter Mile In Record 48.7 Time. Cards Forbes Sets New Mark. Junior Eddie King of Salinas ran the fastest 440 recorded in the nation at the annual CCAL track and field championships. His record was one of eight CCAL records set this meet. Howard Adams leaped 11-3 to take second in the pole vault. Al Fehn was fourth in the 880 in 2:04.4. Dave York fourth in the mile. These efforts qualified Fehn, York and Adams for the NCS competition at Fremont high in Sunnyvale.
Lightweights scoring: Watsonville 87, Salinas 66, Monterey 26, Hollister 25, SC 16, King City 13, Carmel 10, Gonzales 4, PG 1, Gilroy 0. SC’s moment of glory came when speedy Ed Forbes set a CCAL meet record racing the 1320 in 3:24, three seconds off the previous record he set three days ago. Bert Bly finished third in the 330. Tom Silva was third in the 150 dash. The relay team of Dekking, Bly, Louie Costa and Silva finished fourth. Bly, Silva, Forbes and the lightweight relay qualified for NCS. This is the largest number to qualify in the last two yeas, since Coach Morgan has been here. He thanked distance coach Phil Mooers for his help.
May 11. Hollister Wins CCAL Consolation Meet at Hollister. Hollister won the varsity with 69 points followed by Monterey in second and SC third with 29 points. SC’s only first place finisher was Palmer a double winner in the 120 high hurdles in 16.9 and 180 low hurdles in 22 flat. Bryan tied for second in pole vault. Third place finishers were Murphy, 120 high hurdles. Cross, 440 and tied in high jump for fourth and the Relay team. Hawkins took fourth in the 880. Delucchi was fifth in mile.
In lightweights Monterey won with 59 points, Watsonville second with 42 and SC far down the list with 8 points. Jenkins won the discus at 110-7 and was the lone Cardlet to score.
Sentinel March 14. Cards Take 7 First, Break No Records; First Competition. In a triangular meet: SC 61, Carmel 44, Gilroy 26. Coach Will Morgan’s heavyweights won seven first places although practices have been hampered for all the schools by rain. Al Fehn was a double winner in the 880 and 220, plus running on the winning relay team. SC’s relay team of Garry Bryan, Bud Simmons, Al Fehn and Nick Pagnini won the 880 relay in 1:42.4. Pagnini was second in the 100 and broad jump. Fehn won the 880 in 2:15.8 and Steve Traylor was second in the event. Fehn also won the 220 in 25.6. Sophomore Dan Tanner, running his first race of his career came from behind to take the 440 in 59.3 and was second in the 220. Ken Gordon won the shot put at 39-8 in this his first season and was fourth in discus. Bryan’s opening pole vault of 8-6 was enough to win the event. No one else could go over the opening vault, thus they could not qualify for points. Bryan was also second in the 180 low hurdles and fourth in the 220. Dave York won the discus at 103-8 and was third in the mile. Third place: Simmons, broad jump. Palmer, high jump. Fourth place: Caldwell, mile. Cross, shot put.
Lightweights: Carmel 53, Gilroy 52, SC 33. Howard Adams set a new Carmel field record in the pole vault with a 10-9 mark. Bert Bly won the 330 in 41.3. Ed Forbes won the 1320 in 3:41.4. Silva won 150 dash in 17.1. Adams won the pole vault at 10 feet and was second in the high jump. Second place: Sills, 75 dash and fourth, 660. Third place: Stahlman, pole vault, fourth in 70 high hurdles and discus.
March 28. A surprising strong Gonzales heavyweight team won the four-way meet at home with 93 points followed by SC 64, Gilroy and King City tied with 42. SC was hampered by not have two of their best men, Nick Pagnini out with mumps and Gary Bryan were left home. SC kept even with Gonzales until the field events came up, but Gonzales dominated this field providing them the winning margin. Coach Morgan praised Dave Tanner for his improvement in the 440 taking a second place and Dave York, who easily won the mile in 5:05.9. Al Fehn won the 880 in 2:11.5 and was third in the 220. Howard Adams won the pole vault at 10-7. The 880 relay team took second. Third place: Palmer, 120 high hurdles and tied for fifth in high jump.. Murphy, pole vault and fifth in 120 high hurdles. Traylor, 880. Cross, 440 and tied for fifth in high jump. Gordon, shot put. Simmons, broad jump and fourth in 220. Fourth place: Dayton, shot put.
Lightweights: King City 81, Gonzales 74, Gilroy 50, SC 39. Tom Silva won the 150 in 15.9 and was fourth in the broad jump. Forbes won the 1320 in 3:35.8. The lightweights used a host of ninth grade junior high students, who are eligible to play at the high school, since it is for 10-12 grades. The participants were David Giggy, Bill Real, Jack Bennett, Bob Dakan, Richard Rawls, Bill Green, Dom Lorenzini, Wayne Reader and Danny Stahlman. Third place: Silva, 75 dash. Bly 330. Jenkins, shot put. Fourth place: Stahlman, pole vault. Giggy, 75 dash. Utterback, discus. Fifth place: Neal, 70 high hurdles and 330. Sills, pole vault.
April 1. Salinas Scores Easy Victory In Track Meet. In a triangular meet: Salinas 91, Monterey 27, SC 12. SC’s lone second place was by Howard Adams in the pole vault. Third place: Al Fehn, 880. Coach Morgan praised Leroy Cross, a sophomore for his third place in the 440. Gary Bryan, 180 low hurdles. Fourth place: Steve Traylor, 880. York, mile. T.J. Simmons, broad jump.
Lightweights: Salinas 90, Monterey 36, SC 14. Forbes was the only SC winner, taking the 880 in 3:31.1. Third place: Silva, 75 and 150 dash. Bly, 330. Fourth place: Gould, 660.
April 3. School Mark Set By Bly. SC’s track forces won one and lost one in a triangular and dual meet at Watsonville. In the triangular meet: Watsonville 83, SC 38, Carmel 19. In the dual meet: SC 77, Carmel 35. Sophomore Leroy Cross took first in the high jump at 5-4, second in the 440 and tied for third in the pole vault. It was the first time he had competed in the pole vault. Coach Morgan, “Cross is a real find. He has great potential in track. If he keeps coming, he could be one of the best in the state by the time he graduates.” In the triangular meet, SC took two firsts with Al Fehn winning the 880 in 2:10.5 and Cross in the high jump at 5-4. Fehn also took second in the 220. The relay team of Dave Tanner, T.J. Simmons, Gary Bryan and Fehn placed second. Second place: Simmons, broad jump. Palmer, 180 low hurdles and fifth in 120 high hurdles. York, mile. Relay team. Adams, pole vault.
Third place: Tryler, 880. Tanner, 220. Fourth place: Hawkins, 440. Gordon, shot put. Delucchi, mile.
Lightweights: Triangular: Watsonville 86, Carmel 35, SC 20. In the dual meet: Carmel 71, SC 35. Bert Bly set a new school record in the 330 of 38.4 for first place and took second in the 120 low hurdles. The record was set by his brother Bob in 1947 at 39.1.
Second place: Silva, 75 and 150 dash. Forbes, 1320. Third place: Stahlman, pole vault.
Fourth place: Loucks, discus.
April 18. CCAL Squad Wallops Spartan Frosh 84-32. Cards Show Improvement. An all-star CCAL track squad trounced San Jose State Freshman at Spartan stadium. Led by the champions Salinas team, the CCAL took nine of the 14 events. Six SC athletes were entered in the meet and five finished fourth or better. Buddy Simmons, who is getting better every meet jumped 19-8 in the broad jump for second place. In the 880 Al Fehn took third in 2:06.2. Turning in his best time of his career, Dave York finished fourth in the mile in 4:59.7. It was the first time York had broken the five minute mark. Leroy Cross finished fourth in the 440 in 54.2. Howard Adams was fourth in the pole vault at 10-9.
April 23. Watsonville Smashes Cards 90-23. Silva Breaks Mark With 15.3 Time. Three top men missed the meet as they did not show for practice for the week. And Nick Pagnini has been ill. Second place: Cross, 440. Simmons, broad jump. Dayton, shot put and third in discus. Palmer, 180 low hurdles and third in high jump. Delucchi, mile. Adams, pole vault.
Third place: Crane, 880. Bryan, 100. Gordon, shot put. Caldwell, mile. Murphy, Pole vault.
Lightweights: Watsonville 90, SC 23. Tom Silva again broke the school record in the 150 dash. He captured the event in 15.3, seven-tenths of a second off his previous best. Of Silva’s sizzling marks, Coach Tom Morgan said he had the same time as well as did three judges. A fourth judge had 15.2. Silva in the 75 dash, lost by four inches of first place in 8.0. Coach predicts that if Silva gets a good start he could beat the eight second mark. Stahlman tied for first in the pole vault at 11 feet. Second place: Bly, 330. Forbes, 1320. Third place: Benton, high jump. Jenkins, discus.
May 15. Gonzales Wins Track Meet. Cardlets Score Upset. Lacking the services of star sprinter, Nick Pagini, SC lost a close meet with Gonzales 61-52. The SC lightweights upset Gonzales by the same score 61-52. The Cards came within an inch of winning the varsity meet, but Pagini being out with the mumps made the difference in the 100 and the relay team. Dave York turned in his best time in the mile winning in 5:02.4. SC took five firsts in varsity with the winners times and their events: Al Fehn, 880 in 2:09.8; Dave Tanner, 440 in 55.6 and third in 220; York, mile in 5:02.4 and second in discus; Ken Gordon, shot put at 41-8 and Howard Adams, pole vault at 11-4. Second place: Palmer, 120 high hurdles and 120 low hurdles. Traylor, 880. Cross, 220 dash. Simmons, broad jump. Dayton, shot put. Bryan, pole vault.
Third place: Delucchi, mile. Murphy, pole vault.
Lightweights: SC 61, Gonzales 52 for their first victory of the season. SC set one new school record, tied another and set two Memorial Field marks. Tom Silva set two of the marks as he ran the 75 dash in 8.2 to tie the school record set by Jordan in 1948 and at the same time lowered the track mark by 1/10 of a second. Silva also set a new school and field standard by running the 150 dash in 16 seconds. This cuts 1/10 of a second of the time run by Nick Pagini two years ago. Silva also was second in the broad jump. Ed Forbes added another record in the 1320 in 3:32. This cuts off 2.9 seconds off the field record, but fell short of the school mark of Ted Wittwer. Coach Morgan said the influx of junior high nine graders turned the tide for the Cardlets and predicted great things for the future. Bert Bly won the 330 in 39.8 and was third in the 120 low hurdles. Stahlman won the discus at 93-10 and was third in the pole vault.
Jenkins won the shot put at 39-10 and was second in discus. Second place: Benton, 660 and high jump. Dekking, 75 dash and third in 150 dash. Neal, 330, third in 70 high hurdles. Sills, shot put. Third place: Gould, 660. Costa, 330.
The rest from the Trident. Track had the largest turnout ever at SC for both varsity and lightweights. There were some really outstanding performers.
Track team awards
Al Fehn was voted the outstanding varsity track letterman
Junior, Ed Forbes voted the outstanding lightweight track man.
Trying the hardest, but not lettering award went to varsity man Dick Hawkins and lightweight Lou Sills
Other members of the varsity team: Nick Pagnini, Al Fehn, Gary Bryan and Bud Simmons threatened the SC relay record.
Sophomores Larry Cross and Dave Tanner showed much potential in the 440.
Nick Pagnini ran the 100 and 220 yard dashes, plus the relay
Simmons did the broad jump in addition to the relay
Captain and junior, Dave York did the mile.
Gordon in shot put
Others: Younger, Pete Murphy, Hawkins, Steve Traylor, Palmer, Delucchi, Caldwell, Gordon, Dayton, Lorenzini, Crane, Loucks and Judd.
Two lightweights set new school records: Tom Silva in 150 yard dash :15.9 bettering the record by .2 seconds; Bert Bly in the 330 yard run in 38.4 seconds beating his brother Bob’s record of :39.1 in 1947. Other lightweights: Schwartz, Stahlman, Rawls, Bob Dakan, Bennett, Gould, Bob Costa, Giles, Benton, Neal, Frazier, Jenkins, Erba and Sills.
had a 500 season. The first four men are only juniors, so next year should be good. It was!! The four are Don Binsacca, Bruce Hansen, Curtis Wyatt and Alan Cornick. The fifth and sixth men are seniors: Larry March and Larry Musial. Others are Ken Olsen, Ken Jones, Bob Burt, Schipper and Mungai.
has lost only one league match to Pacific Grove. But came in fifth at the league tournament.
The only senior, Don Samuelson paced the Cardinals through out the year. He defended his CCAL individual championship as well as not losing a dual meet match. He went to NCS.
The dual meet squad are Bert Wagner, Jay DeBenedetti, Louie and Steve Wallenberger, Mike Vomvolakis and Lem Hunter
Pleasure Point plunge was secured for swim practice. Nineteen people signed up, but the most that showed for practice was nine. Most of the time there were less. Oh, well, at this rate SC will have to wait another 50 years for a pool.
Chuck Filice transferred from Holy Cross for his senior year. Chuck was first string in three sports. In football he was team MVP, a running back and made ALL CCAL. In basketball was a first string guard scoring over 100 points. From the article on his selection to the ALL CCAL baseball team. Fiery Chuck Filice finished the league near the top for batting average. He was undoubtedly the best infielder in the league and was the chatterbox on the diamond. Chuck was fleet footed on the base paths and also could power the horsehide.
Tom Elward, wiry forward, captain of the basketball team and ALL CCAL forward, was third in the league in scoring. He had a drive move which ended with a pull up jumper that was the best in the league. Tom was also outstanding in the fast break. In CCAL competition he was the third highest scorer averaging 11.6 points a game. Tom was the starting right end both on offense and defense in football. He was one of quarterback Rich Hager’s favorite pass receivers along with Bob Kranich.
Howard Adams participated in three varsity sports this year. In basketball he was the ball handling guard. In football Howie was the safety and part time quarterback. At the CCAL meet he took second place in the pole vault and went to the NCS meet. In all but one dual meet, took first in the pole vault.
Don Samuelson a three time golfer, who has won the first place position in the CCAL meet for two consecutive years and gone on to play in the NCS championships at Cal. “Big Sam” has not lost a dual meet match all year. In basketball he has played JV and varsity basketball. This year he had one of the best shots on the team.
Bob Cardiff was a pitcher on the baseball team for three years. In his senior season he was captain, ace of the staff as a “junk ball chucker, one of the best hitters and was selected ALL CCAL. In the write up of Bob making All league says: at the start of the season was thought of as an average pitcher, but he came on strong to win three CCAL contests. He used his head when he pitched and relied strongly on his control. He threw a variety of pitches, using his stuff instead of speed to get through the batting order. Bob played football for three years as a fullback and quarterback. He was also a member of the basketball team for three years.
“All around” Phil “Butch” Walters started playing center on the lightweight football team, then fullback and was an ALL CCAL selection. In his senior year Phil started at end on the varsity and was selected a ALL CCAL defender. Next came basketball, he was a starting center on the lightweight basketball team and in his second year was ALL CCAL. This year he was a starting guard on the varsity. Phil was a member of the baseball team for three years the last two as a starter as one of the classiest first base. This year he led the team in batting and was in the top 5 hitters in the league. This year Phil started on three varsity teams, football, basketball and baseball. The previous year he started in the three sport, varsity baseball and lightweight football and basketball. Phil has had a great athletic career at SC.
Bob Wilson a member of the lightweight team last year moved up to the starting center position and captain on the team this year. He led the team in scoring with 266 points an 11.5 points a game average. Bob also led the team in rebounds. He owned a variety of shots mainly right hand jumpers and a left hand hook shoot. He could change hands at the peak of his shot, throwing off defenders trying to block his shots. Bob is a top free throw shooter hitting 56 out of 73 shots a 77 percent average part way through the season. He was selected as an ALL CCAL for his efforts. Bob played baseball for two years and as he did in basketball, moved up to starting left fielder and .300 hitter, ending the season strong.
Big Hank “The Tank” Papa all 245 pounds of him has proven himself as one of the areas stalwart linemen. Hank shows his athletic ability, especially with his size being able to play basketball and baseball well too. Hank played football, basketball and baseball all three years all on JV or varsity. This year he was first string in all three. In basketball he held down the center position working on the opposing big man and doing his share of scoring from around the basket. Henry was always available for mound duty.
Phil Murphy in football was voted co-captain and most valuable player. As the football player with the highest grades, he received the Lowell Bready award from team doctor Alan Pederson. At the 155 weight classification Phil was the second best wrestler in Northern California. In meets during the year he had 10 and 2 record. At the CCAL meet he took first.
Coaches: Roger Baer, varsity baseball; George Mooers, track. Charles Smith, golf; Emmett Thompson, varsity basketball and lightweight football. Don Lehmkuhl, varsity football and wrestling. Sam Maynard, varsity assistant football. Lightweight basketball, junior varsity baseball. Doug Severin, junior varsity basketball and assistant lightweight football; Ross Evans, tennis.
practice games: Mt Diablo loss, Santa Clara 12-25. Campbell 0-7. Practice record 0-3. League: Watsonville 0-46, 7-33; Monterey 13-26. 14-20; Salinas 14-20, 18-14. League record 1-5. Season 1-8.
Starters. Seniors have their heights and weights after their names: ends, Tom Palmer, 6’, 160; Don York, 5’11”, 165; Al Fehn 5’10”, 175; and Jay DeBenedetti, 6‘1“, 170; tackles, Mike Kuffel,6’, 173 and co-captain, Don Asbury, 6‘1“, 205; guards, Ed Ferrell, 5’7”, 150 and Lance Bei, 5‘6“, 150; center, Jerrill Kerrick, 6‘2“, 190; quarterback, Rich Hager, 5’8”, 175 and junior, Lou Costa; halfbacks, Larry Parr, 6’2”, 175; Gary Bryan, 5’8”, 155 and Tom Silva, 5‘6“, 150; fullback, co-captain, Dick Hawkins, 5‘10“, 165.
Subs: Larry Jones, Jim Davis, sophomore Jack Knight, Jack Spurlock, Wayne Grever, Dan Tanner. Good defensive players Dan Stalhman and Ben Smith.
Larry Parr sparks the Cards into the win column in the last game of the season against Salinas. In the first quarter Larry went over tackle to score from the 5 yard line. The second score came in the second quarter on a pass from QB Lou Costa to Parr for 71 yards. In the fourth quarter with Salinas leading 14-12, the Cards would not be denied and drove downfield. Halfback Gary Bryan went around left end from the 10 to score the winning TD.
Leading rushers on the team were Tom Silva with 392 yards, Dick Hawkins 388 and Gary Bryan 284. Yards passing for Lou Costa 319.
selection senior, fullback and defensive line backer Dick Hawkins. Dick was considered the workhorse of the backfield. He was the leading ground gainer on the team averaging five yards a carry. He was one of the hardest driving backs in the league. On defense, Dick was a deadly tackler and the opposition though twice before coming through his area of the field. Those who saw the final game against Salinas will remember the smashing tackles he made that night.
Dick was also voted most valuable player. As the football player with the highest grades, he received the Lowell Bready award from team doctor Allen Pederson. Dick also received the Rotary Club’s most inspirational player award. Dick was an unanimous choice by the Trident staff as the outstanding senior athlete in football.
practice games: Santa Clara 6-12, Campbell 0-13. Practice record 0-2. League: Watsonville 21-46, 19-34; Monterey 11-7, 12-13; Salinas 0-41, 6-38. League record 1-5. Season 1-7.
How did a football game have a score like 11-7? Twice hard charging linemen broke through to smear a Toreababe back behind their goal line for two point safeties and four points. The other seven came when halfback, Jerry Neumann broke a tackle for a 11 yard TD run. Ron Daugherty booted the extra point to add the seventh point for a total of eleven for the game and a much needed win.
Starters: ends, Doug Kranich, D. Simerly, Bert Bly and Gary Brown; tackles, Craig Haas and Jerry Frazer; guards, Lou Sills and Dale Fuqua; centers, R. Foster and J. Neilson; quarterback, Ted Bushnell; halfbacks, co-captain Ron Daugherty and Sophomore, Bob Costa; fullback, Tony Costa. Subs: Neil Partlow, Don Sutherland, Dick Brown, Frank McIntosh, Jerry Frazier, Craig Haas, Jerry Neumann, Williams, C. Cheney,
Dale Fuquaa a lineman is the Trident outstanding lightweight football player. Even in a losing cause Dale never let up and served as a positive source for his teammates. Dale has also played basketball all three years and was one of the starting guards on the lightweight basketball team this year. He plans to attend MPC and continue participating in sports there as well.
selections juniors and co-captains, Ron Daugherty and Lou Sills. Ron is probably remembered for his tricky 50 yard runs to make 10 yards forward. He showed himself to be a good broken field runner. Ron scored 5 touchdowns, kicked 4 conversions and ran one in for a total of 35 points for the season. Ron was also voted the most valuable player.
Lou Sills played guard and line backer. He was always opening a hole in the line or in on tackles. Lou also won the Stocky Summers award for the most valuable lineman on the lightweight squad.
Watsonville 19-25, 12-37; Salinas 6-12, 6-20; Monterey 20-41, 13-27. Record 0-6. In the last game of the season QB and punt returner Bob Vega scored the lone SC score with a 75 yard punt return.
In their highest scoring game of the season, Bob Vega threw two long touchdown passes. One to John Wiley for 60 yards and the other to Jack Knight for 40 yards. Wiley also ran for a 20 yard TD.
Linemen: Jack Knight, Tom Banek, Barber, Paul McDuffee, Manson, Lorenzini, Phil Netto, Sloper, Sanders, Wilkinson, Fuffel, Giles, Jud, Gunter, Freitas, G. Athearn
Backs: Bob Vega, Bob Gross, Long, John Antonelli, Walt Bettencourt
practice games: Fremont 19-46, 46-47; Carlmont 53-36, Santa Clara loss, loss; San Jose Tech 44-46, Los Gatos 44-49, 62-57; Carmel 57-48, Campbell loss, James Lick 53-43, Bellarmine 40-61. Practice record 4-8. League: Salinas 49-76, 31-47; Monterey 41-56, 46-49; Watsonville 32-60, 45-58. League record 0-6. Season 4-14.
Starters. Seniors have their heights and weights after their names: forwards, co-captain Don Dodson, 5’8”, 145; Sam McDaniel, 6’, 165 and junior, Leroy Cross; center, co-captain, Larry Parr, 6‘2“, 170; guards, Rich Hager, 5’6”, 160; Steve Traylor, 5’7”, 150 and Leon Dunn 5‘5“, 140. Others: Don Nunes, Don Asbury, Richard Farnsworth, Jim Davis and Gary Konopka. For the last three games of the year, JV players Bob Vega and Steve Howard were moved up to varsity, due to illness and injuries on the team.
Senior, Larry Parr is the only player back from last years team. He was also the tallest at 6”2”. Larry led the team in scoring with 221 points or a 12.3 per game average. Other top scorers: Leroy Cross 154, Leon Dunn 116, Steve Traylor 108 and Don Dodson 84.
The Trident picked Larry Parr as the outstanding senior athlete for varsity basketball. Larry had to play out of position at center for the benefit of the team. Only occasionally did he get to play his normally forward spot. At that, he still led the team in scoring and made all league. He ended his basketball career with a final game 25 points against Watsonville. In football, he scored twice in the come from behind win against Salinas for the SC’s lone win. He played baseball this year he was on the golf team one year.
ALL CCAL selection Larry Parr.
practice games: Fremont 28-41, 39-43; Carlmont 42-45, Santa Clara loss, loss; San Jose Tech 37-23, Los Gatos 36-37, 39-54; Carmel 39-41, Campbell loss, James Lick 42-45, Bellarmine 40-25. Practice record 2-10. League: Salinas 29-39, 26-39; Monterey 54-42. 36-32; Watsonville 32-60, 45-58. League record 2-4, third place. Season 4-14.
Starters. Seniors have their heights and weights after their names: forwards, co-captains, Gary Brown; Rich Ifland and Curtis Wyatt, 5’6”, 130; centers, Ron Daugherty and Ron Wilson; guards, Dale Fuqua, 5’5”, 130; Mike Vomvolakis and Frank Gill. Others: Bob Dakan, John Fitzpatrick, Al McCracken, Ray Tiffin, Fred Weedon and Jim Austin
Leading scorers were Curtis Wyatt 177, Gary Brown 122, Mike Vomvolakis 106 and Ron Daugherty 89.
The Tridents senior athlete of the year for lightweight basketball is Curt Wyatt who was a forward and leading scorer on this years team. Last year he was on the team as a substitute. Curtis has been on the tennis team for three years. The last two as the third or fourth man getting to play against all the other teams. He intends to go to MPC and take part in both sports.
ALL CCAL selection, senior and co-captain Curtis Wyatt.
Monterey 42-49, 21-39; Salinas 46-36, 35-44; Holy Cross, varsity 37-51, 31-30; Campbell 26-23, 64-60; Fremont 28-23, San Lorenzo Valley 31-44. Record 3-5
In the JV’s first game of the year against the Holy Cross varsity, the sophomore SC players gave a good account of themselves. Phil Netto led the scoring with 14 points followed by Jack Knight with 7 and Dave Giggy collecting 6. The sophomores continued to do well as Vega had 23 in a 64-60 win over Campbell and Netto hit 20 against Salinas.
Starting line up; forwards, Dave Giggy and Bob Vega; Center, Phil Netto; guards, Jack Knight, Tom Banek and Neilsen. Other players: Casey Moore, Howard, Joe Kenny, Tom Curtis, D. Sloper, R. Giles, J. McLlvain, Dennis Little
record in dual matches 5-8. Of the 8 loses, 4 were by only one point. Record at the following regular season matches: CCAL third, CCAL novice tournament second, San Jose Invitational fourth.
The team took eighth place at the NORTHERN CAL STATE meet at Tulare.
NORTHERN CAL WINNER ED FERRELL
Ed became the third wrestler in Santa Cruz history to win the NORTHERN CALIFORNIA FINALS. Ed’s final match was with Bob Baker of Fresno high, who was San Joaquin Valley champ and the Fresno area champ. Ed pinned him in the second period. Ed also had the distinction of gaining the only pin of the finals. Tulare won the tournament with 32 points followed by Salinas with 30. Santa Cruz was eighth with 12.
Top performer was Ed Ferrell, who took both the CCAL and NCS championships in the 165 weight class. Plus at the San Jose Invitational Ed Ferrell earned another first.
Lou Sills won the CCAL championship in the 138 weight class. Lou qualified for Northern Cal, but went out in the first match. It was an honor to be at such an important high school event.
Ed and Lou were the team co-captains.
Ed Ferrell was an easy choice for the Trident senior athlete for wrestling. Ed won a CCAL championship all four years in different weight classes. Ed participates in wrestling tournaments during the year around the country. He has been a starter on the lightweight football team and this year is first string guard on the varsity and last year got playing time in. Ed intends to wrestle at Cal this summer.
At the CCAL meet Craig Haas was second in the 135 weight class. Howard Bryant was second in the 112 pound class.
Others: Nickel, Defosset, Ted Baer, Lenson, Manchester, Paul Henneuse, Williams, Athearn, Jim Likins, Stahlman, B. Henneuse, Smith, R. Ferrell and Knox.
BASEBALL practice games; Campbell 0-7, James Lick 4-5, Bellarmine 1-13, Fremont 1-7, Carmel 21-15, Santa Clara 4-9, 0-9; Practice record 1-6. League: Salinas 1-2, 10-9; Monterey 7-8, 2-3; Watsonville 1-4, 3-7. League record 1-5, last. Season 2-11
Players and positions: pitchers, Tom Silva, Fred Weedon and Bob Vega, who also plays third; catcher, Rich Hager for the third year and All Leaguer last year; first base, Larry Parr and Richard Ifland; second base, Don Nunes and Don Hogan; third base, Louis Costa; shortstop, Ron Daugherty and Gary Brown; outfield, Lance Bei, T.J. Scott, Nelson Haas. Sam Camera, Ted Baer, Pete Camera, Gary Brown, Larry Jones and Jack Spurlock.
Batting order and positions at the end of the season. Nunes, 2B; Bei, CF; Vega, P; Hager, C; Ifland, 1B; sophomore, Dick Alemaney and Daugherty SS; Neuman, LF; Haas, CF; Costa, 3B.
Sophomore, Bob Vega showed what a fine athlete he is this year. He was the quarterback on the JV football team, was called up from JV basketball to varsity and now is the ace pitcher and third man in the batting order. Both the most important positions on a baseball team.
Trident. ALL CCAL choice as an outfielder. with a one of the most feared arms from right field, Lance Bei was one of the twelve select members of the team. In league play he hit 444 and hit 405 for the whole season. This is his third year playing. But this is by far his most successful. He was great on the base paths leading the team in stolen bases and runs. Lance has played football for three years. He has been a starter at guard for the lightweights and this year on the varsity. Quite a feat since he is 5’6” and 150. Slightly small to play against the big farm boys in the CCAL. It means he has a lot of heart.
Rich Hager, ALL CCAL last year, lost out in a tight vote this year. During the season he kept up the same intensity that he had for the other three years as the starting catcher for the Cards. (The Cards record probably had something to do with it.)
From the Sentinel. May 27. Lance Bei Is Lone Santa Cruz Player On All CCAL ‘A’ Team. Bei received the honor, because of his fine all-around play and excellent hitting during the short league season. The stubby outfielder finished the league season with a .340 mark.
Players: Frank Gill, Dick Alemany, Defosset, Levander, Norm Costa, Bob Dakan, Jerry Neumann, Hammer, Kenny, Wilson, Ainsworth, Tom Curtiss, Knapp and Haas
Varsity dual meets: SC 73, King City 40. Monterey 80, SC 33. Watsonville 65, SC 48.
Triangular meets: Gonzales 51, SC 47, Carmel 41. Salinas 87, SC 32, Hollister 22. SC 62, Gilroy 39, Gonzales 39.
CCAL Finals scoring: Salinas 105, Watsonville 51, Monterey 37, Gonzales 20. SC 16, King City 8, PG 4, Hollister 3, Gilroy 2, Live Oak 1.
Big Four Meet scoring: Salinas 124, Watsonville 64, Monterey 39, SC 20.
CCAL consolation scoring: Salinas 87, Watsonville 42, Monterey 40, King City 22, Carmel 19, Live Oak 15, SC 13, Gonzales 11.
Lightweight dual meet scores: King City 90, SC 20. Monterey 90, SC 14. Watsonville 64, SC 10. Three way meet scores: Carmel 60, Gonzales 52, SC 28. Salinas 86, Hollister 48. SC 7. Gonzales 84, SC 30, Gilroy 26.
CCAL Finals scoring: Watsonville 64, Salinas 57, King City 50, Monterey 29, Hollister 27, Live Oak 10, Carmel 8, PG 2. SC had no men qualify for the meet.
Big Four Meet scoring: Salinas 117, Watsonville 90, Monterey 37, SC 0.
CCAL consolation scoring: Watsonville 86, Gonzales 42, Salinas 35, Monterey 30, Live Oak 23, King City 16, SC 8, Carmel 7.
Burlingame Wins NCS Group II Track Meet at Stanford University‘s Angell Field by scoring 30 points. Salinas was four points away in second with 26. Salinas’ top runner with the best 440 time in the state at 48.3 was held out of the meet with a pulled muscle. He will be able to go in the NCS finals next week. Gonzales came in sixth with 13 points, Monterey had 8, King City 3. The Cards three man entry of Tom Silva, Dave York and AL Fehn plus the relay team did not place.
May 20. Card Relay Team Fifth At Modesto.
At the Modesto relays the mile relay team of Al Fehn, Bert Bly, Tom Silva and Tom Palmer placed fifth in a time of 3:34.4. El Camino the winner came in at 3:31.2, 3.1 seconds better than SC. SC came in fifth of their heat of the 880 relay in 1:34.5
At the CCAL Consolation meet for those who do not qualify for the NCS meet, the scoring: Salinas 87, Watsonville 42, Monterey 40, King City 22, Carmel 19, Live Oak 15, SC 13, Gonzales 11. Big Ben Smith took the only Card first place with a toss of 109-10 in the discus. Don Stahlman tied for third in the varsity pole vault.
Lightweight scoring: Watsonville 86, Gonzales 42, Salinas 35, Monterey 30, Live Oak 23, King City 16, SC 8, Carmel 7. Curt Cheney was fourth in the 75 dash and Bob Costa, fifth in the 150 dash.
Salinas Win Seventh Straight CCAL Championship. Santa Cruz Fifth. Scoring: Salinas 105, Watsonville 51, Monterey 37, Gonzales 20. SC 16, King City 8, PG 4, Hollister 3, Gilroy 2, Live Oak 1. SC failed to pick up a first, but Tom Silva garnered a second in the 180 low hurdles and a third in the 100. Al Fehn finished third in the 880 as did Dave York in the mile. The relay team finished fourth, which wasn’t bad, since, Bert Bly could not make the event with a bad cold.
Lightweights: Scoring: Watsonville 64, Salinas 57, King City 50, Monterey 29, Hollister 27, Live Oak 10, Carmel 8, PG 2. SC had no men qualify for the meet.
May 5. Cowboys Dominate CCAL Trials. Four Cards Qualify. SC placed four varsity track men and its relay team in the CCAL trials, qualifying them for the CCAL championship finals. They are Tom Silva, Al Fehn, Bert Bly and Dave York. Silver, the Cards top sprinter, won heats in both the 100 in 10.4 and the 120 low hurdles in 21.6. Fehn won his 880 heat in 2:07.4. Bly won his heat in the 440 in 52.3. York placed second in the mile. The SC relay team placed second in 1:36.1.
The lightweights had no one who place, which means no Cardlet will be involved in the CCAL championship meet.
Cardinals Finish Last In Big Four Meet. Scoring: Salinas 124, Watsonville 64, Monterey 39, SC 20. SC wound up with three second places, one by Tom Silva in the 100, Al Fehn in the 880 and the relay team took second. Benton was fifth in the 880 and Ben Smith was fifth in the discus.. Silva failed to place in the 180 low hurdles finals, but set a new school record in the trials as he ran it in 21.3. The old record was held by Al Cheney, Burkett and Johnson at 21.5.
Lightweights: Scoring: Salinas 117, Watsonville 90, Monterey 37, SC 0.
Sentinel March 13. Cards Run Second to Gonzales In Triangular Track Meet. In a narrow decision Gonzales defeated the Cards by 4 points. Gonzales 51, SC 47 and Carmel 41. New coach George Mooers praised the work of redoubtable Al Fehn, who came through with firsts in the 880 in 2:08.3 and the shot put at 39-11 and second in the 220. Mooers also lauded Bert Bly, who won the 440 in 53.4 and ran a good lap for the winning relay team, which won in 1:36.3 and he placed third in the 220. Tom Siva won the 120 low hurdles in 14.2 and was second in the 100. Third place: Dekking, 100. Sills, mile. Cross, high jump. Stahlman, pole vault. Fourth place: Benton, 880. Smith, discus.
Lightweights: Score: Carmel 60, Gonzales 52, SC 28. Four Cardlets were promoted to the varsity after yesterdays weigh-in. First place finishers were McLlvain, discus at 109-4. Costa in 150 in time of 16.5. SC won the relay in 50.1. Second place: Rawls, 330. Cheney, shot put and third, 75 dash. Third place: Brown, 180 low hurdles. Fourth place: Foster, Discus. Lappas, 330. Beck, 1320.
March 20. Salinas won the triangular meet with 87 points, SC 32, Hollister 22. SC took three firsts in varsity. They were Al Fehn, who won the 880 in the good time of 2:09.4 and took second in the 220. Leroy Cross took the high jump at 5-8. Dave York won the mile in 5:01.7. Second place finishers were Tom Silva in the 120 low hurdles and third in the 100. Bert Bly in the 440. The relay team also was second. Third place: Stahlman in the second heat of the, 120 high hurdles and 120 low hurdles and third in the pole vault. Fourth place: Smith, shot put. Palmer, 120 low hurdles.
Lightweights scoring Salinas 86 points, Hollister 48, SC 7. Second place finisher was Costa in the 150 dash and third in 75 dash. Third place: Brown, 660. Fourth place: Cheney 75 dash. Baer in the second heat a fourth place. Relay team.
March 25. SC Wins First Meet. Led by Tom Silva and Al Fehn, SC downed King City 73-40.
Silva, one of the fastest sprinters to wear the red and white togs in recent years was a triple winner, scoring wins in the 100 in 10.4, 120 low hurdles in 13.8 and broad jump at 18-8. He set a new Memorial Field and school record in the 120 low hurdles in 13.8. Al Cheney set the old school mark of 14.1 in 1952. Fehn added to more firsts for SC. The husky runner set a new field record in the 880 with his best time of the year in 2:05.2. York won the mile in 4:58.9 and was second in the discus. Palmer won the 120 high hurdles in 17.4 and was second in the 120 low hurdles and third in high jump. The relay team won in 1:36.5. Second place: Bly, 440. Benton, 880. Sills, mile and third in broad jump. Cross, shot put and high jump and third in the 440. Don Stahlman, pole vault. Third place: Smith, shot put and discus. Dan Stahlman, pole vault.
Lightweights: King City 90, SC 20. The Cardlets managed only one first place by McIlvain in the discus with a toss of 104-9. Second place: Costa, 75 and 150 dashes. L. Brown, 660 and third place in 120 low hurdles. Third place: Rawls, 75 dash and 330. Beck, 1320. Jud, discus. Cheney shot put.
April 3. Silva Scores Double Victory As Cards Capture Six Events. Lightweights Second. The SC thinclads made it two in a row yesterday morning as they downed Gonzales and Gilroy at Memorial Field. SC 62, Gilroy 39, Gonzales 39. Improvement is shown as Gonzales had previously beaten the Cards in a three way meet at Carmel. Heavy winds and a slow track held down the times. Swift Tom Silva was the only double winner as he won the 100 in slow time of 10.8, but in the 120 low hurdles, he was only a tenth of a second behind his school record of 13.9. He also was third in the broad jump. Al Fehn turned in a good time in winning the 880 in 2:05.9 and took second in the 220. Other first place finishers were Bert Bly in the 440 in 54.3. Dave York won the mile in 4:59.7 and was second in the discus. The relay team took first in 1:36.5. Dan Stahlman won the pole vault at 10 feet. Second place: Benton, 880. Cross, shot put and high jump. Third place: Castro, 440. Palmer, 120 high hurdles. Fourth place: Sills, mile. Smith, shot put. Don Stahlman, pole vault. The Cards will take two weeks of vacation before facing Monterey. A CCAL select team will face San Jose State frosh next Saturday.
Lightweights: Gonzales 84, SC 30, Gilroy 26. Rich Rawls was the only Cardlet winner, taking first in the 330 in 41.8. Second place: Costa, 75 and 150 dashes and fourth in broad jump. L. Brown, 660 and third in 120 low hurdles. Beck, 1320 and fourth in 70 high hurdles. Relay team. Third place: Lappa, 330. Bennett, 1320. Cheney, shot put.
April 10. SC Cardinals Place Well As CCAL All-Star Trackmen Nip SJSU at Spartan field, by a thumping 85-29 over the Spartan freshmen. The Cards earned honors for themselves and SC. Al Fehn came in second n the 880. Tom Silva ran third in the 180 low hurdles and fourth in the 100. Bert Bly was fourth in the 440. The crack Salinas team with a field of 13 competitors showed their collegiate foes no mercy.
April 17. SC Outclassed by Monterey 80-33. Tom Silva had a double victory capturing the 100 in 10.3 and the 120 low hurdles in 14 flat and took third in the broad jump. Bert Bly won the 440 in 53.5 and was part of the winning relay team in 1:35.6. Second place: Fehn, 220 and 880. York, mile and third in discus. Third place: Palmer, 120 high hurdles and the high jump.
Lightweights: Monterey 90, SC 14. Brown was the only Cardlet winner, taking the 660 in 1:40.2 and second in 120 low hurdles. Second place: Cheney, 75 dash. Third place: Costa, 150. Foster, 660. Beck, 70 high hurdles.
Watsonville Trackmen Beat Cards 65-48. This was one of the Cards better meets, but they lost too many points in the field events. SC, on the speedy legs of Silva and Bly made a contest of the meet for a good portion of the meet, but fell behind when Watsonville swept much of the field events. Silva sprinted a 10.7 in the 100 for a first and won the 220 in 23.8 and was second in the broad jump. Bly won the 440 in 57.3 and Castro followed him in for second. Bly was also second in the 220. The relay team won in 1:36.4. Second place: Fehn, mile and third in 100 and broad jump. York, 880. Palmer, 120 low hurdles. Dan Stahlman, pole vault. Third place: Palmer, 120 high hurdles. Benton, 880. Don Stahlman, pole vault. Smith, discus.
Lightweights: Watsonville 94, SC 10. Second place: Cheney, 75 dash and third in shot put. Rawls, 330. Third place: McLlvain, discus. Costa, 75 dash. Baer, 1320.
Rest from Trident. Returnees are Al Fehn in the 440 and 880, Dave York in the mile and discus, Tom Silva moves up from lightweights to run the dashes, Leroy Cross in 440 and shot put, Bert Bly from lightweights for the 440 and 880. Others: McEvain in hurdles, McDow in high jump, Don Stahlman in pole vault, Schwartz and Benton in 440 and 880, Tom Palmer, Lou Sills, Castro and Schipper. Other varsity members: Gene Castro, Jack Benton, Bob Dabelow and Frank Brentlinger. Lightweights are Lappas, Bennett, L. Brown, C. Cheney, Rowles, Bob Costa, Foster and Jud.
Tom Silva was picked by the Trident as senior track athlete. Tom ran the 100 yard dash, the 120 and 180 hurdles, did the broad jump and ran on the 880 relay team. At the same time as track he is also a pitcher on the baseball team. Tom was the leading ground gainer on the varsity football team this year.
The Trident had the SCHS track records up to this year 1955.
SCHS TRACK RECORDS UP TO 1955
100 yard dash; Angell, :10.2, 1939
220 yard dash; Kranich and Walker, :23.5, 1947
440 yard dash; Bly, :51.2, 1947
880 yard run; Young, 1:59.0, 1935
1 mile; Voris, 4:35.2, 1932
180 yard low hurdles; Burkett and Johnson, :21.5, 1947
880 relay; Orr, Crowley, Bly, Kranich, 1:33.9, 1947
High jump; Ford, 5’10”, 1933
Broad jump; Peterson, 20’11”, 1931
Pole vault; Hall, 11’10”, 1946
Shot Put; Cheney, 53’4 1/2”, 1952
Discus; Jenkins, 118’ 5 ½”, 1946
75 yard dash; Jordan, :08.2, 1948; Pagnini, 1952; Silva, 1954
150 yard dash; Pagnini, :16.1, 1952; Silva, :15.3, 1954
330 yard dash; Bly, :38.2, 1954
660 yard dash; Wright, 1:28.7, 1947
1320 yard run; Forbes, 3:24.0, 1954
120 yard low hurdles, Macauley, :14.0, 1942
70 yard high hurdles–no record
440 yard relay; Antonelli, Hackbarth, Macauley, Stiffler, :46.0, 1942
High Jump; Macauley, 5’7 ½”, 1938
Broad Jump; Macauley, 21’ 1 ¼”, 1942
Pole vault; Dotta, 10’ 6”, 1934; Williams, 1939; Puget 1940; Migues, 1947
Shot Put; Torchio, 49’10 ¾”, 1939
Discus; Braverman, 119’ 8 ½”, 1938
TENNIS CCAL CHAMPS FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE 1939
Players in the order of playing position on the team: Don Binsacca, Bruce Hansen, Alan Cornick, Curtis Wyatt, Ken Olsen and Rodger Swan. Others: Dennis Jahnigen, Eugene Owens, Fred Weaver, Monte Del Carlo, Ken Jones, Fred Botsford,
At the CCAL finals, first man, Don Binsacca was defeated in the first round by the eventual league champion. The doubles team of Hansen and Cornick were winners and will go to NCS
Don Binsacca was selected the outstanding netter by the Trident. During the course of the season he compiled a 17-3 record to lead the team in the singles events. Don’s hustle and never say die attitude was the main reason he has such a record. Balls that seemed impossible to get, surprised most opponents when he hit them back over the net. Don said “It took team effort and not individual playing in winning the league crown.”
GOLF LEAGUE CHAMPIONS
What is the CCAL GOLF FINALS. Good question? All the golf teams meet at the designated course and there are two goals. One is to decide the individual player champion and the other is the team championship.
How they determine the team champion is quite interesting. Each team will enter five men in the tournament. Every one will shoot 18 holes apiece. The best individual score will be rewarded a trophy. For team honors, the four men with the lowest scores will be added up and the team with the lowest scores will be crowned the league tournament champions.
There are only two seniors Jay DeBenedetti and Bert Wagner. To round out the first six are Lou and Steve Wollenberger, Bob Frey and Lem Hunter. Others: Paul Rich, Ralph Schulte, Dick Alderson, Larry Canfield, Richard McGranahan and John Gale.
The men who represented SC at the CCAL finals at Pasatiempo were Jay DeBendetti, Steve and Lou Wallenberger, Bert Wagner and Bob Frey. They had the low total score of 315 to win the title over their closes rival Watsonville with a score of 323. The Cardinals depth was the main reason for the win. The other teams third, fourth and fifth men shot in the high 80’s, while Steve Wallenberg was the only SC player over 80 with an 82.
Lou Wallenberger tied for individual scoring honors at 77 strokes with Ray Chinn of Salinas.
There is not a additional tournament for the golf team as there is for tennis. Which is too bad. Eventually there will be. This has been the most balanced and best team since 1946.
Jay DeBenedetti was easily chosen as the standout senior player for golf. Jay played and important role as he aided the squad with his hard drives and deadly putts. He plans to go out for the freshman golf team at Cal and will also attempt to throw the javelin.
Esther Frizza achieves the four-star award. Esther received her fourth GAA star at a Girls’ Athletic association award assembly in the gym. This was a most unusual record, according to Miss Calkins, the athletic instructor, as not more than one girl each year receives this award..
Dick Hawkins, ALL CCAL selection senior, fullback and defensive line backer. Dick was considered the workhorse of the backfield. He was the leading ground gainer on the team averaging five yards a carry. He was the hardest driving backs in the league. On defense, Dick was a deadly tackler and the opposition thought twice before coming through his part of the line. Those who saw the final game against Salinas will remember the smashing tackles he made that night. Dick was voted most valuable player. As the football player with the highest grades, he received the Lowell Bready award from team doctor Allen Pederson. Dick also received the Rotary Club’s most inspirational player award. Dick was an unanimous choice by the Trident staff as the outstanding senior athlete in football.
ED FARRELL NORTHERN CAL WRESTLING CHAMPION
Ed Ferrell became the third wrestler in Santa Cruz history to win the NORTHERN CALIFORNIA FINALS. Ed’s final match was with Bob Baker of Fresno high, who was San Joaquin Valley champ and the Fresno area champ. Ed pinned him in the second period. Ed also had the distinction of gaining the only pin of the finals. Tulare won the tournament with 32 points followed by Salinas with 30. Santa Cruz was eighth with 12. Previously Ed won the CCAL and San Jose Invitational championships in the 165 weight class.
Ed Ferrell is the Trident was an easy choice for senior athlete for wrestling. He was co-captain of the team. Ed won a CCAL championship all four years in different weight classes. Ed participates in wrestling tournaments during the year around the country. He has been a starter on the lightweight football team and this year is first string guard on the varsity and last year got playing time in.
Senior, Larry Parr is the only player back from last years team. He was also the tallest at 6”2”. Larry led the team in scoring with 221points or a 12.3 per game average. The Trident picked Larry as the outstanding senior athlete for varsity basketball. Larry had to play out of position at center for the benefit of the team. Only occasionally did he get to play his normally forward spot. At that he still led the team in scoring and made all league. He ended his basketball career with a final game 25 points against Watsonville. In football, he scored twice in the come from behind win against Salinas for the SC’s lone win. He played baseball this year was on the golf team one year.
Lance Bei, ALL CCAL choice as an outfielder. with a one of the most feared arms from right field was one of the twelve select members of the team, In league play he hit 444 and hit 405 for the whole season. This is his third year playing. But this is by far his most successful. He was great on the base paths leading the team in stolen bases and runs. Lance has played football for three years. He has been a starter at guard for the lightweights and this year on the varsity. Quite a feat since he is 5’6” and 150. Slightly small to play against the big farm boys in the CCAL. It means he has a lot of heart.
Rich Hager has the privilege of gaining the most letters for this senior class with seven. He played varsity football for three years. The last two as a first string back. In his sophomore year he received playing time. In baseball he was starting catcher as a freshman coming over from Branciforte each day. His junior year, he was ALL CCAL. This year he just missed by one vote to be all league in baseball again.
Lou Sills won the CCAL championship in the 138 weight class. Lou qualified for Northern Cal, but went out in the first match. It was an honor to be at such an important high school event. Lou was ALL CCAL in lightweight football were he played guard and line backer. He was always opening a hole in the line or in on tackles. Lou also won the Stocky Summers award for the most valuable lineman on the lightweight squad.
Don Binsacca was selected the outstanding netter by the Trident. During the course of the season he compiled a 17-3 record to lead the team in the singles events. Don’s hustle and never say die attitude was the main reason he has such a record. Balls that seemed impossible to get, surprised most opponents when he hit them back over the net. Don said “It took team effort and not individual playing in winning the league crown.”
Esther Frizza achieves the four-star award. Esther received her fourth GAA star at a Girls’ Athletic association award assembly in the gym. This was a most unusual record, according to Miss Calkins, the athletic instructor, as not more than one girl each year receives this award..
1951 grad Richard Nielsen a fourth year cadet was home for the US Coast Guard Academy at New London, Connecticut. Neil ranked high in the nationwide competitive entrance examinations.
1954 Hylan Lyon is at the US Navel Academy for his first year. “I always expected the academy to be rough, but never as rough as it is. I feel that they have completely remade me.”
The results of the physical fitness tests held in the gym, showed that SCHS boys ranked about equal with those in Europe and far above those in the rest of the 47 states.
Coaches: Tom Burt, varsity football, lightweight basketball and junior varsity baseball; Roger Baer, varsity baseball; George Mooers, wrestling, track and junior lightweight football; Charles Smith, golf; Emmett Thompson, varsity basketball and assistant varsity football; Don Lehmkuhl, varsity football and wrestling; Sam Maynard, junior varsity football; Doug Severin, junior varsity basketball and lightweight football; Ross Evans, tennis. Bob Seymour, assistant lightweight football.
practice games: Mt Diablo 12-32, Santa Clara 7-19. Practice record 0-2. League: Monterey 0-31, 0-40, Salinas 6-58, 6-15; Watsonville 17-40, 6-38. League 0-6, Season 0-8.
This years team starts the season with only three veterans from last year: Jim Berry, Ed Gunter and Lou Costa. The squad was trimmed from 60 down to 27 hard working players.
Starters: ends, Tom Weiss, Dick Sloper and Jack Knight; tackles, Dick Gunter and Jim Berry; guards, Bill McDow, Lou Sills, Tom Banek and Craig Haas; centers, Clarence Manson and Rex Giles; quarterback, Lou Costa; backs, Bert Bly, Lou Sills, Ron Daugherty, Ted Bushnell and Tony Costa.
Team members: Bill Freitas, Pete Owen, Norman Jud, Dominic Lorenzi, Davis, Holbert, Tom Curtis, Bob Vega, Terry Hogan, Wilkinson, Kenney, Dan Tanner, Jim Banek, Burt, Dick Brown, Jerry Neumann, Berry Gross and Chuck Annis.
Players of the week: lineman Jim Berry a 220 pound senior, has shown great improvement this year in his ability to control his man on offense and move his man back into the play on defense. Ted Bushnell was last years lightweight quarterback, but now is a 140 pound running back on varsity, ran the ball for an average of 7.6 yards a carry. Although Ted is light for varsity he is a quick and intelligent runner.
Bert Bly, senior halfback, was the bright spot in the crushing defeat by Salinas. He ran for 66 yards on a quick opener, gained 98 yards in seven carries for a 14 yards for carry and ran back a kickoff for 80 yards that was called back on a clipping penalty.
Craig Haas, last years first string 140 pound lightweight tackle to this years varsity 145 pound guard, has shown great improvement to earn his starting position. He played the entire game against Salinas. Craig was terrific on defense, refusing to be taken out of any play. From his linebacker position he was constantly stopping the Salinas backs by making tackles all over the field.
Later in the year in wrestling, Craig won the 145 pound CCAL championship and took second place in the NORTHERN CALIFORNIA meet.. Although Craig showed promise all year it was a big surprise for him to finish second in such a prestige’s event against wrestlers from all over the Northern part of the state. What he found out about himself in football and his late new body maturity enabled Craig to achieve such success.
Senior quarterback, Lou Costa turned in his best performance of the year in a loss to Watsonville. Lou ran the split T option play to perfection and looked very sharp passing. He completed seven passes in 18 attempts for 122 yards and added 60 yards by running.
Dick Gunter was picked by the Trident staff as the most outstanding senior football player. Although Dick tipped the scales around 215, he was quick and agile. He drove players off the line of scrimmage on offense and was a hard man to move on defense. The team voted him the most valuable.
Junior Jack Knight was selected as one of the 13 best players in the league and given ALL CCAL honors. Against the best team in the league, Jack caught two passes for a total of 68 yards for long gains. One went for 38 yards on which he almost went all the way. The other was a beautiful leaping catch for 30 yards.
practice game: Santa Clara 12-6 League Monterey 12-7, 6-6; Salinas 0-47, 0-34; Watsonville 7-40, 6-38. League record 1-1-4, third place. Season 2-1-4.
Six lettermen return to the 70 men turning out for the team this year. The six are Rick Foster, Don McGee, Bob Costa, Ron Roberts, Butch Carrithers and Frank Gill.
Starters: ends, Mike Erickson and Dick Alemany; tackles, Chuck Ross and Rick Rawls; guards, Roy Miyoka, Don McGee and Lloyd Stanton; center, Rick Foster; Backs, Dick McKeown, Bob Costa, Ron Roberts, Ron Roberts, Frank Gill and Tony De Luca.
Other team members: Ted Baer, Alderson, Bartlett, Spillman, Foster, Wylie, Trevethan, Dick Scotter, Carrithers, DeFosset, Bryan, Winterburn and Johnson.
Freshman Roy Miyoka, from Mission Hill, is lineman of the week for the Cardlets. The fact that he is only a first year player making first team against older players in enough in itself. He was all over the field making tackles. It does not hurt that he is also very smart and that helps him have a sense of where the ball is going.
In the tie game with Monterey quarterback Dick McKeown fooled the Toreababes by faking a hand off into the line, then keeping the ball and ran around his own right end for the score.
ALL CCAL selections; Rick Foster and Bob Costa. Rick is a four year veteran. He is the kind of guy that takes the game to heart and is always trying to help his fellow teammates. If he does something wrong he is the first to want to correct his mistake. Rich was very popular with this teammates. These are the reason he was elected co-captain.
Junior, Bob Costa’s speed did the trick for his fine performance this year. Bob was truly the Cardlets outstanding player. He scored the two touchdowns by catching two passes and running them in from 3 and 65 yards against Monterey for the only league win. (The next year on varsity, Bob was the leading ground gainer in the league and helped the team win the first CCAL championship in 13 years.)
practice games: Willow Glen 47-53, Fremont 47-41, 42-60; Los Gatos 47-40, Campbell 33-42, Mt View 39-59, James Lick 48-57, Cal Poly JV 40-58, 44-46 OT (not counted on the record), Santa Clara 61-65 OT, 49-66; San Benito JC 63-34 (not counted), Bellarmine 46-50, SLV 49-40.. Practice record 3-8. League: Watsonville 39-66, 49-67; Salinas 36-52, 44-60;; Monterey 60-32, 45-50. League standings: Watsonville 6-0. Salinas 5-1, Santa Cruz and Monterey 1-5. League 1-5, third place. Season 4-13.
Coach Thompson a Cal Poly grad took his team to SLO for the week end as a bonding trip. It worked. After losing the second night in OT after getting blitzed in the first game, he commented “we are starting to play as a unit rather than as individuals, for the first time.”
Starters at beginning of the season: forwards, Casey Moore, LeRoy Cross and Jack Knight; center, Phil Netto; guards, Lou Costa, Leo Malaspina and Bill Cleveland. Others: Dave Giggy, Jerry Neuman, Tom Curtiss, Bob Vega, Bud Kenny, Jack Mcllvain, Dennis Little, Jerry Neilsen and Tom Banek.
Starters for the last game: forwards, Leo Malaspina and Leroy Cross; guards, Bob Vega and Jack Knight; center, Phil Netto.
For a few games during the season, Jack Knight and Phil Netto were not on the same page as the officials, as they only made it to the midway of the third quarters before fouling out.
Scoring leaders are Netto 235. Cross 196, Knight 150, Vega 129, Malaspina 93, Giddy 26 and Neumann 23.
The Trident senior athlete of year for basketball is Leroy Cross. Leroy at 6’3” and 165 pounds did not let players push him around and did his share of the rebounding. He had a deadly set shot and was strictly a team player. With his nice touch, Cross was the second leading scorer on the team,
ALL CCAL selection junior center, Phil Netto. Lanky Phil Netto finished the last game of the year canning 16 markers. Phil was the league’s leading scorer with 91 points for a 15.2 per game average. A top rebounder, he was one of the best in the league. Most of his points came by way of field goals, were he also led the league.
practice games: Willow Glen 30-48, Fremont 34-32, Los Gatos 45-47, Campbell 29-34, 33-42; James Lick 32-26, Santa Clara 46-35, 34-27; Bellarmine 42-45. Practice record 4-5. League: Watsonville 39-43, 43-48; Salinas 33-44, 35-50; Monterey 40-42, 46-49. League record 0-6. Season 4-11
Starters during the season: forwards, Fred Weedon, Bill Walters and Bob Dakan; center, James Smith; guards, Angelo Ross, Bob Costa and Mike Scott. Others: Bob Alemany, Dick Scotter, Norm Costa and Lappas.
Starters for the last game: forwards, Bob Dakan and Jim Smith; center, Fred Weedon; guards, Angel Ross and Mike Scott.
The Cardlets have two players who have been bringing their games up to a high point. Fred Weedon at center has been consistent in scoring and is tremendous in rebounding. The lanky pivot man is the leading scorer as well as rebounded. He hooks well with either hand, is deadly on a jump shot and makes a tip in look easy.
Angel Ross is another shot in the arm for the Cardlets. Angelo is the play maker and his floor game during the past few weeks has been terrific. He is a consistent scorer with his hard driving lay up and deadly set shots.
ALL CCAL selections sophomore, Angelo Ross and junior, Fred Weedon
Lincoln 43-53, 23-41; Santa Clara 36-30, 47-29; Los Gatos 31-22, won; Willow Glen 42-40, Gilroy 38-27, 38-20. Record 7-2
Players: Tom Chapman, Fred McPherson, Phil Duke, Al McCracken, James Smith, Norman Magee, Jim Beck and Bill Failing.
Lincoln 42-46, 34-31; Los Gatos 47-30, 22-33; Santa Clara 30-23, 23-21; Willow Glen 21-26. Gilroy 41-16, 29-19. Record 6-3.
Players: Harris, Curt Sandman, Hodges, Angelo Ross, Mike Mason, Wilkes, Bobbitt, Wright Izant Sturgeon. Bob Alemany, Bruce Bettencourt, Art Hutcheon and Watkins.
players: Barbre, DeBenedetti, John Kirby Dave Kiff, Ken Negro, Ragsdale, Kenny, Johnson and Litle.
finals held at Santa Cruz for the first time results: Gilroy 77, Santa Cruz and Salinas 65 and Hollister 15. Ten point were given for first place and five points for second.
CCAL meet winners were Howard Bryant at 112, Lou Sills at 138 and Craig Haas at 145. Craig pinned both of his men, the only one to do so.
In second place were Jim Likins, 112; Jim Roberston, 154; Dick Gunter, heavyweight; and Bob Henneuse, 175.
The Cards collected a total of seven pins a high for the meet.
Lou Sills was selected the outstanding wrestler of the meet with Craig Haas runner up. All the referees and the San Jose State coach lauded both boys for their accomplishment.
Cardinals take sixth place at the annual San Jose Invitational. Lou Sills took first place with four straight pins. In the finals Lou pinned a Hayward entrant, who was All San Joaquin Valley and undefeated for the past two years.
Sophomore, Steve Salzman took a fourth place and was the only other SC entrant who placed.
Other top SC participants by order of their weight classification starting with 103’s: Lloyd Haley, Jim Likins, Howard Byrant, Bill Lenson, Tony DeLuca, Royce Manchester, Jim Robertson, Craig Haas, Gordon Athearn and Bob Henneuse.
Santa Cruz’s surprising Cardinals finished seventh in the NORTHERN CALIFORNIA tournament. Craig Haas, although showing promise all year was a big surprise as he finished second in the 145 pound class.
Lou Sills who was undefeated during the regular season was upset in the first round by the eventually 138 pound champion. Lou was still able to continue with the chance to win third place, which he did. Bob Henneuse took fourth at 175 pounds. Two excellent finishes for SC wrestlers. The Cards collected a total of seven pins a high for the meet.
At the novice tournament won by the Cards, the follow is a list of non regular wrestlers who placed. Dick Alderson won in the 120 classification. Dick has been a surprise early on this season winning 7 matches, the last six by pins. Fred Ferrell won at 138, with three pins. The team as a whole had 17 pins in this tournament.
More wrestlers: McCoombs. Matus, Bennett, 133; Markam, R. Foster, Pesce, Wilkinson, Hayaler, Jim Banek, 191; Little and Mathews.
ALL CCAL selections are Lou Sills, Craig Haas and Howard Bryant.
practice games: Carmel 4-13, 7-11; Campbell 9-16, Fremont 1-0, Bellarmine 6-7, 10-3; Santa Clara 9-10, Los Gatos 1-6, San Jose City College 5-10 and MPC 5-10 (college games do not count) missing games on the schedule, but this is practice record 2-6 of the scores listed. League: Watsonville 0-3, 1-4; Salinas 0-8, 1-5; Monterey 0-9, 2-5. League record 0-6. Season 2-12.
Line up: pitchers, Lou Costa, Fred Weedon, Ken Negro and Bob Vega also third base; catchers, Bill Walters and Norm Costa; first base, Ifland and Tom Curtiss; second base, Mike Scott and Don Hogan; shortstop, Dick Alemany; third base, Lou Costa, Vega and Gary Brown; outfield, Jerry Neumann, Tony De Luca, Ron Daugherty. Bob Dakan
Rich Ifland the Tridents senior athlete for baseball was hands down the best fielding first baseman around in the last couple of years. Rich had the desire to play and put forth his best efforts in each game. He was always hustling and had the “never say die” attitude.
Ron Daugherty senior fly chaser was chosen as a utility outfielder on the ALL CCAL Squad by coaches and sports writers. The selection committee deemed the team one of the strongest in recent years. Ron played left field all season and led the team in runs batted in. Most of the year he led the team in hitting and wound up with a 264 average and usually got hits with men on base. Junior pitcher-third baseman Bob Vega was selected honorable mention.
games: Carmel 13-2 St Francis 9-7, Holy Cross 8-3, 11-4; Bellarmine 3-4, Salinas 0-17, 0-3; Monterey 0-9, 2-5; Watsonville 4-7. Record 4-5
Players: Fred McPherson, John Kirby, Ken Negro, Reynold Christensen, Art Hutcheon, Roy Miyoka, Ken Johnson, Tony Victoria, Bruce Bettencourt, Larry Wright, Dick Scotter, James Smith, Ken Caldwell, Paul McDuffee, Mike Mason, S. Daken, Manson, Dan McLaughlin, DeBenedetti, Dodson, Ted Baer, Lee Sirles.
Varsity dual meet scores: PG 67, SC 43; Monterey 85. SC 25; Watsonville 95, SC 18. Three way meets: Carmel 77, SC 36, Gonzales 25. King City 56, PG 51, SC 28. Salinas 108, SC 17, Gonzales 15.
Lightweight dual meet scores: SC 63, Gilroy 50; SC 84, PG 24; Monterey 92, SC 21; Watsonville 93, SC 20. Three way meets: Gonzales 59, Carmel 43, SC 38; SC 65, King City 50, PG 24; Salinas 110, Gonzales 22, SC 14.
May 15. Salinas Captures Eighth Consecutive CCAL Meet. In close finish with Watsonville. Score: Salinas 64, Watsonville 60, Monterey 30, King City 25, Carmel 24, Live Oak 12, Gonzales 12, Hollister 11, PG 5, SC 4, Gilroy 3. SC’s four points came on senior Jack Benton’s third place in the 880 and Bob White’s fifth in the mile. Sure placer and possible NCS runner Bert Bly was not able to run, because of a pulled leg muscle. The first five placers qualify for the NCS Division II meet at Salinas.
Lightweights: Salinas 132, Watsonville 37, Monterey 25, King City 20, Hollister 18, Live Oak 8, PG 5, Gonzales 3, SC 1, Gilroy 0. SC’s one point came on Rich Rawls fifth place finish in the 75 yard dash.
May 17. Cowboys Easily Win Big Four Track Meet. Salinas 92, Watsonville 79, Monterey 53, SC 7. The thinly manned Cards placed last in both meets. Bert Bly was second in the 880. Jack Knight took fourth place in the 440.
Lightweights: Salinas 142, Watsonville 45, Monterey 37, SC 2. Tony DeLuca, placed fourth in the pole vault.
May 20. Cowboys Rally In Final Two Events To Win 36 School NCS Meet. Overtaking Watsonville in the final two events, mighty Salinas captured the North Coast Section, Division II, championship. The meet matched the top teams from three of Northern California’s top leagues, the CCAL, Peninsula (San Mateo county) and Santa Clara Valley Athletic leagues. SC’s three entrants, Jack Benton, Jim White and Rich Rawls failed to place. Salinas and Watsonville went one-two in the varsity meet. Salinas 31, Watsonville 27, Carlmont 21, Lincoln 18, Palo Alto 16, Carmel 16, Menlo-Atherton 15, Campbell 15, King City 13. Monterey came in sixteenth with 7, Gonzales Hollister were twentieth with 2 points.
Lightweights: Salinas 73, Fremont 24, Sequoia 17, San Mateo 15, Lincoln 15, Monterey 11. Watsonville was eleventh with 8 and Hollister twelfth with 6.
March 11. Cards Finish Second Behind Carmel. SC took three first places at a three way meet at Gonzales. Carmel scored 77, SC 36 and Gonzales 25. Bert won two events, winning the 440 in 53.4 and 220 in 24.3. Jack Benton won the 880 in 2:12.2. SC had three seconds with Don Hogan in the 100, Lou Sills in the pole vault and the relay team. SC had four third places and four fourth places. Third place: Cheney, 100 and fourth in shot put. Knight, broad jump and fourth in 120 low hurdles. Castro, 440 and fourth in 220. Barbre, mile. Fourth place: White 120 low hurdles.
Lightweights: Gonzales 59, Carmel 43, SC 38. First place finishers for the Cardlets were Rich Rawls double winner in the 75 in 8.3 and the 150 in 16.2. Dick Hitchman won the 330 in 40.2 and was third in the low hurdles. Chuck Ross won the shot put with a toss of 43-7 and second in the discus. Second place: Brown, 660. Vajretti, broad jump. Third place: Scotter, pole vault. Carter, 1320.
March 13. Ross Is Double Winner As SC Defeats Gilroy. SC lightweight team recorded its initial win of the season with a 63-50 victory over Gilroy at Memorial Field. Gilroy had only five varsity men and results did not count. (Four events show in the article) The 880 had Bly first in 2:11 followed by Schwartz. Hogan second in 100. Tarter third in shot put and Bly first in 220 in 24.8 and Hogan third in the 220.
Lightweights: SC 63, Gilroy 50.Ross showed definite improvement with double victories in the shot put of 48-2 compared to 43-7 last week. He also won the discus with a heave of 103-10. Coach George Mooer’s praised Chuck Wise, who won the 1320 with a fine time of 3:44.8 in his first try at the event. Other winners were Dick Hitchman in the 330 in 41.8 and third in 120 low hurdles. Larry Brown won the 120 low hurdles in 16 flat and was second in 660. Rawls captured the 150 in 16.4 and was second in the 75 dash. Tony DeLuca tied for first in the pole vault at 9 feet. The relay team won in 48.9.Second place: Carter, 1320. Scotter, pole vault. Third place: Beck, 70 high hurdles and discus. Stanton, 660. Tartar, 330. Costa, 150 dash and broad jump. Pilger, 1320.
March 25. Card Varsity Last In Three-Way Meet. Cardlets Win. Wining only two first places the varsity track team lost a dual meet with Pacific Grove 67-43 and then a three way meet with King City added. King City won the triangular meet with 56 points, PG 51 and SC 28. Bert Bly took the 440 in a slow time of 53.6 and third in 220. Lou Sills won the mile practically walking in 5:42.9. Second place: Jack Benton, 880. Jack Knight, 220 low hurdles and fifth in broad jump and 220.Third place: White, 120 low hurdles and 440. Schwartz, 880. McKeown, 220 low hurdles. Schipper, high jump. Fifth place: Cheney, 100 and shot put. Freitas, 440 and discus.
Lightweights: SC 84, PG 24. In the three way meet: SC 65, King City 50 and PG 24. The Cardlets were paced by Chuck Ross, who scored a double victory. Ross tossed the discus 103-6 and the shot put 45-10. Other first places: Dick Hitchman, 330 in 41 flat and second at broad jump. Bob Vajretti, broad jump at 16-10. Second place: 440 relay team. Lappas, 660 and fifth in 150 dash. Rawls, 75 dash and 150 dash. Wise, high jump. DeLuca, pole vault and fourth in 1320. Costa, shot put and fourth places in 75 dash and 150 dash. Third place: Beck, 70 high hurdles, discus and fifth in 330. Stanton, 660. Muegge, high jump. Scotter, pole vault and broad jump and fifth in 1320. Weiss, 1320. Fourth place: Noblitt, 70 high hurdles and low hurdles. Tartar, 330. Manchester, discus. Fifth place: Johnson, discus.
The Cards will now get a week off to rest.
April 15. Monterey rolled to an easy victory 85-23 on a soggy Memorial Field. The local field is slow at its best and the wet weather didn’t help the times. SC managed only three firsts. Bert Bly on the 440 in 53.8 and second in 220 and broad jump. Jack Benton won the 880 in 2:09.23. SC won the 880 relay in 1:38.8. Second place: Knight, 120 low hurdles. Sills, pole
Lightweights: Monterey 92, SC 21. Rich Rawls was the only Cardlet winner taking the 75 dash in 8.6 and second in 150. Second place: Stanton, 660. Wise, 1320 and third at pole vault. Third place: Hitchman 330. Vajretti, broad jump.
April 20. SC Swamped By Wildcats. Both the varsity and lightweights won only one event. Watsonville won the varsity meet 95-18. Only Bert Bly, who appears to be the areas number one quarter-miler was able to brake the tape first in 51.6. A good time, but four-tenths of a second off his best mark of the season. Bly also placed third in the 220. Second place: Benton, 880. Knight, 180 low hurdles and third in 440 and broad jump. Third place: Schwartz, 880.
Lightweights: Watsonville won 93-20. Second place: Rawls, 75 and 150 dashes. Hitchman, 330. DeLuca, 330 and pole vault. Ross, shot put. Third place: Stanton, 660. Scott, pole vault.
April 29. In a three way meet Salinas 108, SC 17, Gonzales 15. Bert Bly was the lone SC winner in either meet. Bly running the 880 for the first time this season, turned in a very creditable time of 2:04.5 was third in discus and fourth in 181 low hurdles. He was shifted to the 880, because coach George Mooers felt he will do better in the big meets coming up. Third place: Benton, 880. Knight, 440. Crane, mile. Fourth place: Hogan, shot put. White, mile.
Lightweight: Salinas 110, Gonzales 22, SC 14. Second place: Stanton, 660. Rawls, 75 and 150 dashes. Third place: Carter, 330. DeLuca, 1320 and tied for fourth in pole vault.
Fourth place: Wilson, 660. Pilger, 1320. Scotter tied for fourth in pole vault.
Rest form Trident. Varsity members Bert Bly for his third year running the 440 and 880; another returnee Lou Sills, White, Giles, Martine, Barbre, Hogan, Lorenzini, Jud, Schwartz, Jack Knight, Jack Benton and Koch.
Lightweight members: Moody, Bob Costa, Johnson, Charlie Wise, Lappas, Hitchman, Lloyd Stanton, Ross, Pilger, Tartar, Bennett and Beck.
Bert Bly is the track Trident athlete of the year. Although the team did not have a very successful season, it had the best 440 man in the area. Bert rarely lost a race. At the King City relays, he competed against runners from over 18 different school and won in the 440 in a good time of :51.2. Bert was also called upon to run in the 220 and 880 and occasionally he would compete in the shot put and broad jump, proving to be a valuable all around trackman. Bert was also a starting end on the lightweight football team.
TENNIS won their one and only match in the last match of the year.
The only returning starter from last years Championship team is Rodger Swan. Other squad members who play in the matches: Failing, Newhall, Reinelt, O’Neill, Murray and Weaver. Others: Steele, Toasello, Henneuse, Robert Lemmon, Athearn and Wylie.
Roger Swan the Trident athlete of the year for tennis was the work horse off squad. Only once in the 12 matches the Cards played did he play anything but first man. Rogers record does not tell of his ability as the Cards had a very strong schedule.
second place to Monterey. Lou Wollenberger tied for the second consecutive year as the individual winner or medalist.
Returning starters from last years championship team are Lou and Steve Wollenberger and Bob Frey. Other match play starters are freshman Jim Harris, Andy Gustavson, Larry Canfield, James Smith, Ralph Rich and Dick Alderson. Other team members: Izant, and Watkins.
What is the CCAL GOLF FINALS. Good question? All the golf teams meet at the designated course and there are two goals. One is to decide the individual player champion and the other is the team championship.
How they determine the team champion is quite interesting. Each team will enter five men in the tournament. Every one will shoot 18 holes. The best individual score will be rewarded a trophy as league champion or golf term medalist. For team honors, the four men with the lowest scores will be added up and the team with the lowest scores will be crowned the league tournament champions.
Golf Trident athlete of the year is Lou Wollenberger who can probably be rated among the best golfers out of SC. For two straight years, Lou has shared medalist honors in the CCAL golf tournament. This year at Watsonville, where is has only played twice, he fired a one over par 72 to tie once again for medalist honors.
Bert Bly is tracks Trident athlete of the year. Although the team did not have a very successful season, it had the best 440 man in the area. Bert rarely lost a race. At the King City relays, he competed against runners from over 18 different school and won in the 440 in a good time of :51.2. Bert was also called upon to run in the 220 and 880 and occasionally he would compete in the shot put and broad jump, proving to be a valuable all around trackman. Bert a senior halfback, was the bright spot in the crushing defeat by Salinas. He ran for 66 yards on a quick opener, gained 98 yards in seven carries for a 14 yards for carry and ran back a kickoff for 80 yards that was called back on a clipping penalty. At the CCAL meet sure placer and possible NCS runner Bert Bly was not able to run, because of a pulled leg muscle. In Bert’s junior year, he was a starting end on the lightweight team and on varsity track team ran the 441,880 and relay. In his sophomore year, Bert took third place in the 330 at the CCAL meet, qualified him for NCS, but he did not place there.
Craig Haas, last years first string 140 pound lightweight tackle to this years varsity 145 pound guard, has shown great improvement to earn his starting position. He played the entire game against Salinas. Craig was terrific on defense, refusing to be taken out of any play. From his linebacker position he was constantly stopping the Salinas backs by making tackles all over the field. Craig won the CCAL 145 weight classification. Craig pinned both of his men, the only one to do so. At the NORTHERN CALIFORNIA championship tournament Craig finished second in the 145 classification. Although Craig showed promise all year it was a big surprise for him to finish second in such a prestige’s event against wrestlers from all over the Northern part of the state. But it should not have been a surprise. What he found out about himself in football and his late new body maturity enabled Craig to achieve such success. Santa Cruz’s surprising Cardinals finished seventh in the NORTHERN CALIFORNIA tournament. Due in no small part the role Craig Haas had. Craig was also a ALL CCAL selection.
Lou Sills won the 138 weight classification at the CCAL meet. Lou was selected the outstanding wrestler of the meet. All the referees and the San Jose State coach lauded him for his fine showing. The Cardinals took sixth place at the annual San Jose Invitational. Lou Sills took first place with four straight pins. In the finals Lou pinned a Hayward entrant, who was All San Joaquin Valley and undefeated for the past two years. Lou, who was undefeated during the regular season was upset in the first round by the eventually 138 pound champion. Lou was still able to continue with the chance to win third place, which he did.
Sills was an ALL CCAL member
Lou Wollenberger was Golf Trident athlete of the year, who can probably be rated among the best golfers out of SC. For two straight years, Lou has shared medalist honors in the CCAL golf tournament. This year at Watsonville where is has only played twice, he fired a one over par 72 to tie once again for medalist honors.
Ron Daugherty was chosen as a utility outfielder on the ALL CCAL Squad. Ron played left field al season and led the team in runs batted in. Most of the year he led the team in hitting and wound up with a 264 average and usually got hits with men on base. Ron was a starting back on this years varsity football team. As a junior he was a starting back in lightweight football and in his sophomore year he was a team member. As a junior, Ron played lightweight basketball, sometimes starting. In baseball he started for two years.
Leroy Cross, the Trident senior athlete of year for basketball. Leroy at 6’3” and 165 pounds did not let players push him around and did his share of the rebounding. He had a deadly set shot and was strictly a team player. With his nice touch, Cross was the second leading scorer on the team.
Dick Gunter was picked by the Trident staff as the most outstanding senior football player. Although Dick tipped the scales around 215, he was quick and agile. He drove players off the line of scrimmage on offense and was a hard man to move on defense. The team voted him the most valuable.
Junior Jack Knight was selected as one of the 13 best football players in the league and given ALL CCAL honors. Against the best team in the league, Jack caught two passes for a total of 68 yards for long gains. One went for 38 yards on which he almost went all the way. The other was a beautiful leaping catch for 30 yards.
Rick Foster was a ALL CCAL lightweight football selection this year. Rick is a four year veteran. He is the kind of guy that takes the game to heart and is always trying to help his fellow teammates. If he does something wrong he is the first to want to correct his mistake. Rich was very popular with this teammates. These are the reason he was elected co-captain.
Junior, Bob Costa was a ALL CCAL lightweight football selection this year. Costa’s speed did the trick for his fine performance this year. Bob was truly the Cardlets outstanding player. He scored the two touchdowns by catching two passes and running them in from 3 and 65 yards against Monterey for the only league win. (The next year on varsity, Bob was the leading ground gainer in the league and helped the team win the first CCAL championship in 13 years.)
Phil Netto, junior center was a ALL CCAL selection. Lanky Phil Netto finished the last game of the year canning 16 markers. Phil was the league’s leading scorer with 91 points for a 15.2 per game average. A top rebounded, he was one of the best in the league. Most of his points came by way of field goals, were he also led the league.
Junior, Fred Weedon at center has been consistent in scoring and is tremendous in rebounding for the lightweight basketball team. The lanky pivot man is the leading scorer as well as rebounded. He hooks well with either hand, is deadly on a jump shot and makes a tip in look easy.
Sophomore, Angelo Ross is another shot in the arm for the Cardlet basketball team. Angelo is the play maker and his floor game during the past few weeks has been terrific. He is a consistent scorer with his hard driving lay up and deadly set shots.
Grid Programs To Have More Pages. Twenty four pages this year, folks. That’s right! The Commercial Club members have made a football program for this year that is eight whole pages larger than years past. Members will be selling the programs during the games. Included are such things as lineups. pictures, outstanding players and many other surprises.
New Buildings To Be Completed By September next year. Plans are being made for the rehabilitated main building to contain a commercial department, library, social studies and English departments as well as administration offices and an auditorium. The new cafeteria connected to the homemaking building will a have a seating capacity of 500. Exterior finish will be stucco to coincide with the homemaking building. The math department will be located in the converted Trident building.
Enrollment To Rocket In Fall. HS Adopts 4 Year Program. Fall of 1957 will start with a freshman class at SCHS. Junior Highs will now only have seventh and eighth grades, while the ninth will move to SCHS, which will grow from 1,100 students to 1,600. The athletic teams will have all freshman here, so they can all compete for four years.
Trident Evaluated By Professionals. Evaluation by the Salinas Californian staff at MPC Journalism Day. “ Trident shows general excellence. Better than average in content and news style. Has general brilliance, has good variety and is well balanced. Editorials are played well. Makeup is a little dull, but generally speaking the Trident is very good. Typography is 100 percent.”
SCHS principal Lee Sims is one of two principals representing the North Coast Section at the State CIF conference on athletic matters in Los Angeles. (In the sixties the North Coast with the rising number of schools was split up and Santa Cruz would be in the new section Central Coast Section or better known as CCS, covering schools from San Mateo county to Monterey county. Mr. Sims would become the first commissioner of CCS.)
First After Game Dance Is Tonight. Seniors Are Sponsors. This year marks the fifth year after game dances have been held following home games. Eleven dates are set for after game dances. If students do not abuse this privilege, numerous dances should be held in the future. Be sure to buy your student body card to be admitted. With it you can bring a guest. Teachers serve as chaperones.
For the second time in two years SCHS has had a student appointed to the Naval Academy. Last year it was Richard Foster and this year it is George Kriz.
There was some sentiment by the student body and some coaches of changing the nickname of the school. Some think it is a good idea, others either believe tradition must stay or think it is a good idea. One comment in between was “the looks of a school’s uniforms and nickname
are unimportant. The performance of the team is what really counts.”
Coaches: Larry Siemering, head football coach and assistant Brad Lynn
Jim Simpson, head junior varsity football. Doug Severin, head lightweight football and junior varsity basketball. Emmett Thompson varsity basketball, and C and D basketball. George Mooers, wrestling and track. Tennis, Ross Evans. Golf C.R. Smith. Robert Hileman, varsity football assistant and track assistant. Ron Walters, junior varsity baseball. Bill Dodge, baseball, lightweight basketball and assistant lightweight football.
FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP FIRST SINCE 1944
practice games: Santa Clara 7-7, Serra 12-19, Riordan 7-13. Practice record 0-2-1. League: Monterey 41-19, 12-0; Salinas 13-12, 12-27; Watsonville 13-12, 26-27. League record 4-2 champions. Season 4-4-1.
Starters and top substitutes at the beginning of the season: ends, Dick Alemany, Bob Dakan and Dick Sloper; tackles, Tom Curtiss, Jim DeLuca, Joe Kinney and Chuck McKinney; guards, Tom Banek, Dennis Bobbitt, Bill Freitas, Dom Lorenzini, and Des O’Neill; center, Rex Giles; quarterbacks. Jack McIlvain and Dick McKeown; backs, Bob Costa, Jack Knight, Rich Rawls, Tony Costa, Terry Hogan, Ken Negro and John Wylie.
Other members: Cheney, Ragsdale, DeBenedetti, Kerrick, Randolph, Cates, Hogan, King and Shaffer.
Starters for the final game: ends, Bob Dakan and John Kirby; tackles. Doug Austin and Tom Curtiss; guards, Dom Lorenzini and Tom Banek; center, Rex Giles; quarterback. Jack “Tex” McLlvain; halfbacks, Bob Costa and Tony Costa; fullback, Jack Knight.
Hapless Toreadors Succumb To Cards. “Outfought, Out Charged, Outthought” Says a Beaten Monterey Toreador Coach.
The victory hungry Cardinals erupting with a fury that left their opponents all but helpless, swept to a munificent 41-19 victory. The game was just two minutes old, when Jack Knight capitalized on some fine runs by Bobby Costa crashed over right tackle for nine yards and pay dirt. Tony Cost, calm and self assured kicked the first of his five PAT’s. Five of his six attempts splitting the up rights. The sixth attempt was blocked. The Cards showed it was no fluke two and a half minutes later. After Monterey fumbled the kick off, SC moved 36 yards in five plays. Bobby Costa going 15 yards down the sidelines for the score. Monterey’s ALL CCAL player, showed his mettle by going 61 yards down the sidelines for a score at the end of the first quarter.
The second quarter was all SC as they powered over two more scores. Monterey seemed to not make any head way as the Card defense stiffened. John Kirby stood out on defense as he intercepted a pass and made numerous tackles. John’s interception set up the fourth TD. The Cards marched 41 yards in nine plays finished off by quarterback McKeown sneaking over from the one. Making the score 28-6. SC offense was not made up of sensational runs, but relied on short sharp runs, that Monterey was unable to stop. The rest of the quarter was scoreless. The fourth quarter found both teams scoring 13 points. Monterey scored first recovering a fumble on the four yards line and then scoring. SC followed soon after when Dick Alemany recovered a fumble on the Monterey 8. It took just three plays before Knight thumped over for the score. Monterey scored. The final SC score was on a 31 yard pass from Jack McLlvain to Bob Dakan ending the scoring for a 41-19 celebration.
CARDS LEAD CCAL FIRST TIME SINCE ‘44; SEEK REVENGE FROM WILDCATS. Knight and Costa Lead 13-12 Win Over Salinas. The win happy Cards overcome a six point lead to down Salinas 13-12. The Redbirds now occupy the top spot in the CCAL. A spot they have not occupied since 1944. The Salinas quarterback had a good game, but the Cards kept smearing the huge fullback at the line of scrimmage, before he could get a good head of steam. In the first quarter the Cards rolled 70 yards for a score led by elusive runners Tony and Bob Costa. With the ball on the 15 yard line, quarterback and pin point passer Jack McLlvain fired an aerial bomb, which exploded in the hands of Jack Knight who boomed around end to go all the way.
It was not until the final quarter when the Cards scored again. The Cards took advantage of a poor Salinas punt to the Salinas 32 yard line. Knight hammered his way 26 yards to the Salinas six. The Cowboys were caught napping, when Bob Costa took a pitchout into the end zone. The game was too close for comfort as it was the opposite to the first game of the season, when the Cards beat Monterey 41-19.
(Big triple headlines on the front page of the Trident.) REDBIRDS WIN CCAL WITH WIN OVER MONTEREY 12-0. Years of Famine Give Way To Prosperity. Cardinals Ready To Peel Hide Off Backs Of Wildcats Tonight.
The night of November second will long be remembered in the annals of SCHS. It was that night that the Cardinals became CCAL champions for the first time in 13 years. It was cold and windy that night in Monterey and 2,200 well chilled spectators will long remember the events that took place. A Cardinal win 12-0 to clinch the crown. Monterey was completely outclassed as SC rolling up 18 first downs to their eight. The Cards were not content to let their running game do all the work as they unleashed their best display of passing this year. Quarterback, Jack McLlvain completed 3 out of 6 passes he attempted and there were two other passes completed.
The performance of the Redbirds has surprised the experts as they had them rated in last place, just as they had been the previous two years. (But they did not take into account the stellar new coach, Larry Siemmering had a fabulous 38-2 record as a prep coach. But more than that he has head coaching experience in Junior College, at the University’s of Pacific and Arizona State plus professional football. Quality assistant coaches were assembled as well. **(one of them was Brad Lynn a star SCHS athlete, who played at Notre Dame and coached at USF and other colleges. A talented group of sophomores moved up to the varsity ranks along with a strong bunch from lightweights and a solid core of returnees made this a good team. There were good athletes on this team as the ALL CCAL team proves, along with those from this team who contributed to excellent teams the next two years. They had to start believing in themselves that this was not just another losing team as the last few had been. Once they saw that they were in games against good teams during practice games. they started to believe with the help of the coaches. It will only get better over the next few years.)**
Cards Edge Cats 13-12. Redbirds Given Stiffest Test in League Play So Far. In a game which proved to be a test of nerves as well as football, the Cards received the breaks at the right time and were able to come from behind twice and end the game with the ball. The Redbirds have now proved themselves as the most durable grid team in the CCAL. They have won all the games of the first round and are 3-0. A crowd of 3,200 jammed Memorial Field in what has been the largest crowd since 1951.
The Cats scored first. The Redbirds were led by the aggressive pile driving fullback, Jack Knight, who copped honors as the most outstanding player of the game. Jack had a field day, averaging 6.9 yards per carry, crashed over the goal line for a touchdown and added the winning extra point. The first Card score was set up by a roughing the punter call on a John Kirby punt attempt. The penalty gave the Cards a first down. Knight on a blast play through the line ran for 45 yards to score, but the extra point try failed making the score 6-6. The Wildcats came right back to score and go ahead 12-6. The Cards had another drive down to the one yard line, but were unable to penetrate the Cat line for a score.
The Cat quarterback, who otherwise had a good game had a miscue on a planned pitchout. Tackle, Tom Curtiss made the defensive play of the evening, by hammering his way through the Wildcat line to force the quarterback to fumble in the end zone. End Dick Sloper pounced on the ball immediately to deadlock the score once again. There is but one word that describes Dick to a “T”. That is alert. Dick saved the game against Salinas, when he intercepted a crucial pass. Knight pounded over the winning extra point. All the scoring was in the first half. The second half both teams played strictly defensive ball. The Cats did get down to the five, but the Cards held. Bob Costa had a 50 yard run to the Wildcat 13, but a penalty nullified the play. Knight intercepted a pass and the Cards ran out the clock to end the game.
Four redbirds Make CCAL Honor Squad. Bob Costa became the first back in school history to gain the coveted one thousand yard mark with 1002 in 142 carries for an average of 7.1 yards a carry. Tom Curtis, the big tackle did a magnificent job on offense and defense. He consistently opened holes for our outstanding backs to get loose for long gains. Center, Rex Giles was also a brilliant defensive end, who turned in a wonderful performances all through the season, continually throwing the opponents backs for losses. Jack Knight was converted from end to fullback and defensive back this year. This was Jack’s second year on the ALL CCAL squad. Last year he made the team as an end. Jack could be counted on to pick up the extra few yards necessary for first downs. It was on defense that he was particularly good, making last minute shoestring tackles, breaking up pass plays either by knocking the ball down or intercepting the pass.
It was significant that the judges recognized the caliber of the SCHS players this year. From having one player chosen last year to four this year. This year SCHS has the largest number of players chosen then any other school. Go Cards.
Halfback, Bobby Costa was named by the San Francisco Examiner to their All Coast second team.
Jack Knight was accorded the honor of being the first local to be named to the North squad in the Sixth annual Shrine North-South high school football classic at the Famed LA Memorial Coliseum in July. He will be one of the only 25 players picked for the team out of all the schools from Bakersfield North.
Practice games: Santa Clara 0-19, SLV Junior Varsity 51-0. Practice record 1-1. League: Monterey 0-13, 7-12; Salinas 0-35, 13-26; Watsonville 6-12, loss. League record 0-6. Season 1-7.
Cardlets Demolish Hapless San Lorenzo Cubs 51-0. The first score was a 11 yard pass from Dick Scotter to Mike Erickson. The second was a beautiful 61 yard punt return by speedy Tony DeLuca aided by a nice block thrown by Mike Erickson. Scotter kicked the extra point. A minute later the Cardlets pounced on a Cougar fumble and scored again, when Bob Vajretti scampered 20 yards for the score, with Dick Scotter making a key block. At the half the score was 19-0. In the early minutes of the third quarter Frank Gill plunged over for a score and Scotter converted again. Freshman John Filice scored from 10 yards out to start the fourth quarter. Scotter again converted. Carl Weyman scored the next two touchdowns. The first was a three yard jaunt around left end and Scotter converted. The second was also around left end, but this time for 32 yards. Just before the gun sounded, Ken Caldwell chucked a 28 yard pass to Charlie Wise for the last score. Coach Doug Severin lauded defensive backs, Bill Lamson, Scotter and Caldwell and end Ted Baer for their work. He called Filice a pleasant surprise as the little halfback is only in the ninth grade at Mission Hill. Deluca rated outstanding honors for his speed and power.
Cowbabes Edge Much Improved Cardlets. Although the Cardlets put up their best scoring effort of the season, the Cowbabe offense was too much for the SC eleven. The Cardlets first tally came as the result of a beautifully executed pass from Dick Scotter to end Mike Erickson, as Mike snared the pass and ran untouched to score. The half ended with the score 7-6 Salinas.
The Cardlets second tally came as the result of a long march downfield to the one yard line. Halfback Dick Scotter plunged over and then kicked the conversion to end the SC scoring as the game ended 13-26.
The first game win over SLV 51-0 was the only win of the season. The team was not able to generate much offense, but the team never gave up and improved as the season went along.
Starters: ends, Ted Baer and Mike Erickson; tackles, Jim Beck, Bob Berry, Dan McLellan and Mike Winterburn; guards, Jim Likins, Roy Miyoko and Lloyd Stanton; centers, Ken Marcum and Jack Bennett; quarterbacks, Dick Scotter and Ken Caldwell; backs, Tony DeLuca, Royce Manchester and Bob Vajretti. Top subs Chuck Moglia, Fred McPherson, Charlie Wise, Ken Johnson, Joel Van Gorder and Frank Gill. Others: Jackson, Miller, Walton, Tarter, Charlie Wise, Disher and Dan McClellan.
Roy Miyoko a rugged guard was the outstanding player on the team and made ALL CCAL.
Team members: Dennis Cody, Campbell, Garbini, Wally Hicks, John Randolph, Edwards, Dick Young, Lass, King, Odermann, Ensign, Novak, Dean Hocom, Carter, Johnson, Bob Eaton, McCrary, John Giraudo, Salzmann, Dave Wylie and Hogan.
Cat’s Nip JV’s. To look at the score of 0-28, you would not think there were any standouts for the Cards. However, John Giraudo and Dave Wylie played a very effective defensive game. Halfbacks, John Randolph and Dick Young were scampering all over the field, they just did not make it into the end zone.
practice games: Dads Club, Campbell 50-56, Los Altos 67-40, Monterey 50-39 for third place. Los Gatos 48-46 in two OT. Cal Poly JV 47-65 (not counted in record), San Luis Obispo 63-27, Willow Glen 47-44, Los Altos 43-32, Junipero Serra of Monterey 59-45, James Lick 59-53, Campbell 37-35. St. Ignatius of San Francisco 55-44, Los Gatos 72-68 There is a game missing. Practice record according to the Trident 12-3. League: Watsonville 39-46, 45-39; Salinas 55-56, 55-41; Monterey 58-50, 39-44. League record 3-3 for second place.
League standings: Monterey 5-1, Santa Cruz 3-3, Salinas and Watsonville 2-4.
Season 15-6 to date. End of the season tournament at Gridley. Gridley 57-44, Ceres by Modesto 59-61, Marysville 37-55. Record 1-2. Total for the whole season 16-8.
Trident. This team posted the finest record since the championship team of 1953 by finishing second in league to Monterey, who had a league record of 5-1, even though they beat Monterey for the first time on their court since 1948 by a 58-50 score.
Starters: forwards, sophomore, James Smith and seniors Jack Knight and Tom Curtiss; center, senior Phil Netto; senior guards, Bob Vega and Jerry Neumann. Top reserves, Fred Weedon, Bob Dakan, Paul McDuffee, Dave Kiff and Joe Kinney.
In the opening game 63-27 win against San Luis Obispo, Bob Vega scored 26 points to came within one point of equaling the SLO team.
In the win 43-32 victory over Los Altos, Bob Vega led the scoring with 18. Bob operates at the top of a very effective fast break triggered by rebounder Phil Netto, who makes perfect passes right on the money. In this game, most of Bob’s points came from lay ups coming off long passes made by Phil.
Sentinel. Eight Top Prep Teams To Meet At Auditorium on December 19, 20, 21. Coach Emmett Thompson said that the First Annual Santa Cruz Invitational Basketball Tournament will be held at the Civic Auditorium. Every effort will be made to make it one of Northern California’s premier high school sporting events. It will pit the the four CCAL “A” division schools against four top notch teams from the Santa Clara Valley and Peninsula Athletic leagues. The invited teams are Los Altos, Palo Alto, Carlmont and Campbell. Tickets will be sold for 80 cents for adults and 40 cents for students. An All Tournament team will be selected by he coaches.
The CCAL sponsor of the Santa Cruz Invitational Tournament, played the part of the good host in the first round by losing three of the four games. SC, pre-tournament favorite with Monterey went down at the hands of a good Campbell squad 53-50. The only victor was Watsonville, who beat Los Altos 52-35. Campbell had to come from behind to whip the Cards in what was easily the best game of the night. Coach Emmett Thompson’s Cards, led by fast-breaking Bobby Vega moved out to an early lead in the first quarter,15-6 and led 19-11 at the end of the quarter. Campbell kept pecking away and narrowed it to 30-27 at halftime and took the lead for the first time late in the third quarter 41-40. But a tip in by Smith put SC back in front 42-41 as the stanza ended. Two quick layups put Campbell ahead for good as the fourth period started. SC twice moved to within one point, but could never regain the lead. Bobby Vega 16 points was high for the game and for the evening. Scoring: Curtiss 3, Smith 8, Netto 13, Vega 16, Knight 10, Dakan, Neumann and Weedon 0.
Santa Cruz gained the consolation finals by beating Los Altos 67-40. SC had no trouble with Los Altos, who proved pesky for a period, but folded under the Cards superior height and speed. Phil Netto pace the Rdbirds with a 24 point output, all on field goals. Bob Vega added 13 and Jack Knight 10. SC stretched its lead to 25-16 at halftime and led by 20 at the end of the third quarter 49-29. Coach Thompson used his entire bench. Scoring: Curtiss 4, Smith 2, Netto 24, Knight 10, Vega 13, Weedon 2, Neumann 2, Dakan 2, Walters 4, McDuffee 2, Kiff 0, Kenney 2.
Local Win On Fourth Period Rally After Slow First Half. Phil Netto Scores 23. Behind in the first three quarters, SC rallied to whip Monterey on a fourth period spurt, 50-39 to win the consolation bracket in the first annual Santa Cruz Invitational Tournament at the Civic Auditorium. It was a fairly even battle until the fourth quarter. Monterey jumped to an early 10-5 lead, but SC narrowed it to 20-18 at halftime. SC took a two point lead at the start of the fourth quarter, when substitute forward Fred Weedon connected on three straight free throws. The SC went to work, catching on fire for the first time in the game. Guard Bob Vega hit a 25 foot set shot, followed the a hook shot by Netto. Weedon scored a 15 foot jump shot and Netto laid one up to give SC a 40-32 lead with four minutes left. Netto hit another jump shot and Monterey to close to 43-39 with 2:50 remaining. The Cards went into a successful stall and Weedon and James Smith were fouled and then they both made two free throws to extend the lead 47-39. A field goal by Netto and a foul shot by Vega closed out the scoring. SC didn’t start playing their usual style of basketball until the fourth quarter, although there were some specks of excellence in the third quarter. The first half found SC playing listless ball, but that might be attributed to play three games in three days. SC fast break was hampered by too much dribbling in the backcourt. Netto was high point man for the game with 23 points. SC won the game from the foul line, hitting 20 of 32 attempts. Weedon went 6 for 6 from the foul line. Monterey hit only 9 of 22. Netto had 20 rebounds and Smith 13. Scoring: Curtiss 0, Smith 6, Netto 23, Vega 10, Knight 3, Weedon 8, Neumann 0.
Carlmont beat Watsonville 49-46 for the tournament championship.
Phil Netto was the leading scorer and rebounder in the Dads tournament with 60 points, while pulling down 40 bounds. As a team the Cards led in total scoring and were second in rebounding. Phil was named ALL TOURNAMENT.
The flashing fast break continued to set the opponents defense back on its heels. Jerry Neumann was the major recipient for Netto’s passes in the game against James Lick whose center, Leon Donahue, (who later played football for the San Francisco Forty Niners,) scored 16 points. For SC Netto had 19, Vega 18 and Neumann 10 as top scorers.
After the Cards beat St. Ignatius in San Francisco, the San Francisco Examiner ran a feature article and picture of Phil Netto with a heading of “A new Kenny Sears”. The 6’9” Kenny Sears of Watsonville, Santa Clara and the NBL New Year Knicks is quite a player to be compared with. St. Ignatius coach Jim Keating commented that Netto is right next to Tom Meschery now playing for Lowell in the City. Meschary went on to play for St. Mary’s and the Warriors. Santa Cruz coach Emmett Thompson said it was due to good coaching. Not his coaching, but that of his dad Manuel Netto, who is one of the best ever basketball players out of Santa Cruz. For more than ten years they have been working out on their back yard basket.
This article come out prior to the start of league and the Cards record stood at 10 and 2. At the time, Phil topped Northern Cal scorers with 209 points for a 17.4 average and had 195 rebounds for a 16.4 average per game.
The first league game ended in a loss to fired up Watsonville. The Cats were able to slow down All Northern Cal candidate, Phil Netto with nine points. Player of the night for SC without a doubt was Bob Vega, who handled the ball well and led in scoring with 14. At one time Bob was the tenth leading scorer in Northern California. Through the brilliance of his performances have by no means diminished, his strong sense of team prevents him from taking more shots.. Forward Jack Knight played well and added 11 digits.
The favored Redbirds’ hopes of a CCAL title grew dimmer as they have dropped both of their first two league games. Against Salinas at the end of the first half SC led 31-22, mainly on the shooting of sophomore, James Smith and senior guard, Bob Vega. Smith led the team in rebounds with a big 18 and scored 14 to be selected the athlete of the week by the Trident. Vega played an inspiring game and led in scoring with 17 points. The third quarter was the down fall. Netto picked up his game in the second half and garnered 15 points. The last quarter was a sea saw battle ending with the Cards down by one 55-56.
Prior to the next game against Monterey, Smith said that in eight prior CCAL basketball games as a lightweight and heavyweight, he has yet to come out on the winning side. He was quick to add that he was sure the Cards would break the streak.
It happened as the Cards broke their own streak of nine years of not being able to conquer Monterey on their own court. With forward Smith and center Netto grabbing off 18 and 19 rebounds respectively, against the 6’5” Dale Ray, who was ALL DADS CLUB. Versatile Vega hit for 23 points, the Cards thwarted their league leading foe. Jerry Neumann who came through with 8 points, played one of his best games of the year. SC led at half 27-21, but Monterey came back strong and mid way in the fourth period led 44-43. Smith and Netto started really controlling the boards, consequently the fast breaks began popping with Vega and Neumann on the other end. The Redbirds held a 6 point lead until the final horn ended with the score on the Cardinal side 58-50. Other players and their point totals: forwards, Tom Curtiss 2, Smith 10, and Jack Knight 2; Netto 13, guards Neumann 8 and Vega 23. The Cards went with just 6 players.
In a 45-39 win against Watsonville, the Cards led all the way. At half it was 25-16. Netto came through with his best performance of the CCAL season with 19 rebounds to go along with his 17 points. Tall, Tom Curtiss is the most improved player on the club. Tom was named the player of the week as had his best game with heads up hustling defensive ball, tough rebounding and tallied 12 points. Last week Tom started hitting his shots and this game was his best effort shooting.
Scoring stats before the Gridley tournament with three games. Three players played in all 21 games: Netto, Vega and Curtiss. Three played in 20 games: Smith, Knight and Neumann. Weedon played in 18, Dakan 16, Kenny 9, McDuffee and Kiff 8 and Walters 5.
These figures cover the 21 games of the regular schedule but not the 3 post season game. The top 8 players listed by name, rebounds, total points and average for game. Listed in order of scoring: Netto 348, 335. 16.6; Vega 80, 298, 14.2; Smith 193, 127, 6.3; Knight 96, 122, 6.1; Neumann 36, 66, 3.3; Curtiss 114, 64, 3.1; Weedon 48, 32, 1.8; Dakan 23, 29, 1.6.
For possible future school records, Phil Netto ended with a total of 387 points a 16.1 per game average and 370 rebounds for a 15.4 average.
Names of rebounders in order: Netto 348, Smith 298, Curtiss 114, Knight 96, Vega 80, Weedon 48, Neumann 36, Dakan 23. Kiff 14, McDuffee and Kenney 8, Walters 5.
ALL CCAL selections were Bob Vega and Phil Netto for his second year. Vega probably the most improved player in the league from last year was an unanimous choice. They each shattered the varsity scoring mark of 290 points established by Rich Montgomery in 1953. Phil scored 335 and Bob had 298.
moved up to second place in the league this year with a 4-2 record losing only to league champion Watsonville. Practice games: Willow Glen 40-50, Los Altos 25-37, James Lick 31-29, Camden 42-35, loss. Los Gatos 54-61. Half of the games missing. Trident final results indicate the practice record as 6-8. League: Watsonville lost by ten, 32-38; Salinas 41-30, won; Monterey 42-33, 40-38. League record 4-2 for second place. Season record 10-10 according to the Trident.
League standings: Watsonville 6-0, Santa Cruz 4-2 and Salinas and Monterey 1-5.
Starters: forwards, Tom Walker, Charlie Wise and Ken Caldwell; centers, Ken Johnson and Gaylord Noblitt; guards, point and driver of the team Angelo Ross, Bob Alemany and Al McCracken. Reserves Art Hutcheons, Lee Sirles, Mike Tara, Curt Sandman, Ted Henthorne and Mike Dominguez.
In the first game of the season the Cardlets were in the game until the last quarter, when Willow Glen pulled away, out scoring the Cardlets 2-14. Angelo Ross led the team with 18 points.
The Cardlets had to come from behind to beat James Lick 31-29. Ross dumped in two free throws at the end to win the game, while scoring 13 points total. Ken Caldwell was next with 4.
In their second league game of the season, the Cardlets triumphed for the first time, after two years of famine of not winning a league game, to a win against Salinas 41-30. The winning starting combination follows. The rampaging attack was spearheaded by flashy guard, Ross and agile center, Walker as they scored 13 and 7 points respectively. When they say “big things come in little packages” they are of course referring to aggressive guard, Bob Alemany, a scorer along with being an elusive and ball hawking player. Ken Caldwell and Charlie Wise made the win complete as they proved invaluable on the boards as well as score wise.
Cardlets cop second league win at the expense of Monterey 42-33. Al McCracken took the opening tip and drove all the way for a lay up. Soon after Bob Alemany stole the ball, drove to the free throw line for a jump shot for two more. After that the Cardlets were unbeatable. Alemany continually stole the ball and made it rough for the Toreababes. Al McCracken led the team in score with 13 followed by Ken Caldwell 10, Alemany 9, Walker 7 and Ken Johnson 3.
Although the Wildkittens have the advantage in height, the Cardlets more than make up for it in spunk and aggressiveness. In the second round against the undefeated Wildkittens and a chance for at least a tie for the league, the Cardlets came up short 32-38. Down 24-14 at half, the Cardlets came out in the third period to make a run at the Kittens, but the SC rally was snuffed out early in the fourth quarter. Leading rebounder was Charlie Wise with 9. Angelo Ross added to his play making role, by being the top scorer with 11 points. Seven of them on foul shots, which he forced by being aggressive to the basket.
Cardlets down Camden 42-35 avenged an earlier loss to the Cubs. Sparked mainly by Caldwells shooting spree of 16 points and Charlie Wise’s fine outing the SC prevailed.
In the last practice game in a loss to Los Gatos 54-61, the Cardlets gave them a battle all the way. Three Cardlets did most of the scoring: Caldwell 15, Alemany 14 and Walker 10.
The Cardlets finished the season with a tight game against Monterey in a hard fought game winning 40-38. As was the case all season, this team was built on hustle rather then around one player, as in the case of Wilt Chamberlin of Kansas. Different players become top scorers for a game as the ball is distributed to open players. Charlie Wise, who usually is not a top scorer was for this game. For this game heads up Charlie Wise, normally one of the top rebounders on the team played one of his best games of the season and was the top scorer with 11 points.
Bob Alemany, the spark plug guard who was one of the reasons for the strong second place finish for the Cardlets. With his quick hands Bob stole the ball from inspecting opponents on more than one occasion was the only ALL CCAL selection.
practice games: Willow Glen 45-48, Holy Cross varsity 49-39, 42-40; James Lick 37-40, Campbell 37-40, Watsonville 36-23, St Francis of Watsonville varsity won, 35-50, Palma 63-53. There are games missing. According to the Trident the practice record 5-7. League: Salinas 40-42, loss; Monterey 40-36, 48-46; Watsonville 38-33, won. League record 4-2. According to the Trident the season record is 9-9.
Sophomore team members: Steve Dakan, Don Wylie, Dick Scotter, Jay Oldermann, Bill Murray, Charles Lass, John Kirby, Ken Negro, Bob Koch, Frank Jaeger and Gil Labracherie. Freshmen were Dennis Cody and Bob Netoff.
In the first game of they year, the Cards outscored Willow Glen on field goals 36-26, but Willow Glen sank 20 of 29 free throws to win 45-48. John Kirby racked up 21 points most of them in the second half. Dick Scotter followed with 12.
Probably the most underwritten about team in school is the JV basketball team. Mid way through the season they are 5 and 5. So far, the consistency of play has been up and down, but in the last two games against a much taller Watsonville squad and the Holy Cross varsity were wins. The Watsonville game was the best overall performance of the season so far.
Against Salinas the Cards almost pulled out a win, but the down fall was missing charity tosses. Kirby led the team with 23 markers followed by Jay Odermann with 6.
JV’s squeeze by Monterey 40-36. Bob Netoff was impressive defensively as he blocked several shots and clogged the middle. Kirby was the scoring and rebounding leader once again. Dennis Cody turned in his finest performance of the current campaign as he canned five long set shots to finished second in scoring.
JV’s dump Cats again. With superb all around performance the JV basketeers posted a 38-33 win. The Cards won the game in the third quarter by outscoring the Cats 13 to 4. Forward, Ken Negro and center, Gil Labrucherie were a force on the boards. Bob Netoff showed remarkable improvement on offense. Also cited for their all around good play were guards, Dick Scotter and Dennis Cody and forward Kirby with his normal fine game.
In there last practice game of the year beating Palma 63-53, the team went out with a well played game by all. “Old Reliable” John Kirby paced the local five with an impressive total of 13 markers. Right behind was elusive guard, Dick Scotter tallied 12. Ken Negro, Bob Netoff and Bill Murray were not far behind racking up 8 respectively. Rangy forward, Charles Lass, who has not seen much action this year and Gil Labracherie had 7. Other players in this last game were Don Wylie and Steve Dakan.
JV’s edge Monterey 48-46 and end season with a 9-9 mark and 4-2 in league, for second place. The two decisive factors in the win were one, the 12 of 16 free throw shooting for an average of 72 percent. The second were the 57 rebounds for SC against 37 for Monterey. The rebounding work of Negro with 16 boards equals the difference in the game. The ball handling of Scotter and Kirby especially during the stall or freeze in the final minutes of action. Three Cards ended up in double figures. Scotter with 14, Bill Murray 13 and Kirby with 12.
Individual comments: Dick Scotter always hustling, good shot from outside, averaged 10 points a game. Ken Negro leading rebounded on the team, tough when the ball is loose because he follows the ball well. Dave Wylie hard worker, good to have around because of his consistent play, can hit from outside and has a jumper. John Kirby ball hawk, knows where the ball is at all times, can play any position on the floor, one of the steadiest players and always plays defense. Gil Labrucherie though not smooth gets around the court well, has good hook shot from in close and made lot of improvement through the season. Bob Netoff 6’3” freshman has his height as his main asset right now and shows potential.
Santa Clara 32-14, Los Gatos 39-15, 65-46; Sunnyvale 36-37, 33-41; Willow Glen 40-47, Salinas 65-46 and Lincoln 52-32. Record 5-3.
Ross, Haley Spark C Win Over Salinas. The C’s rolled up their highest scoring game of the year, beating Salinas 65-46. Angelo Ross tallied a total of 31 points for high point honors as he has done all season. Center Lloyd Haley racked up a total of 19 points as he proved to be the hottest he has been so far this season. Lee Sirles scored 10. Lee made the luckiest shot of the day. With seconds remaining in the half, Lee shot from mid court and the ball slipped right through the hoop.
Team members: Briery, John Parodi, Angelo Ross, Larry Wright, Ted Henthorne, Dan Fife, Haley, Sullivan, John Gill, Liu and Brookman.
Santa Clara 28-33, Los Gatos 34-29, 29-26; Sunnyvale 30-35, 25-34; Salinas 30-28, Lincoln 32-18. Record 4-3.
D’s Tip Salinas In Cage Tilt. The D’s played their best ball this season, nosing out Salinas 30-28. Scoring was Art Hutcheon 14, Pat Moore 8, Bob Alemany 6 and Clyde Izant 2.
Team members: Leitner, Dodson, Bob Alemany, Borriague, Moore, Izant, Turnage, Art Hutcheon, Frandsen and Walsh.
in league won 5 matches, lost 4 and tied one. For the season they were 6-6-1.
CCAL tournament scoring: Gilroy 98, Hollister 82, Salinas 50, Watsonville 33, Santa Cruz 10.
Paul Henneuse took second at the 145 weight class. Don Liu and Tony DeLuca won their first matches to score a point apiece.
In the CCAL novice tournament the squad took second place.
Matmen smother Wildcats 41-10. Results with weight listed first then the SC winners. 112, Lui; 120, Lenson; 127, Mathews; 133, DeLuca; 138, Winterburn; 145, McClellan; 154, Henneuse; 165, Wall; 175, Athearn; 191, Tom Banek; SC had only two losers Jim Hunt at 103 and Bryan at heavyweight.
Tiny freshman from Braniforte, Jim Hunt showed great promise in his first year out in the 103 classification. At 112 was junior new comer Don Lui. At 120 is junior Bill Lenson, whose strong point was his strength, which enables him to pick up his opponent whenever he is at a loss as what to do next. At 127 is senior Dick Alderson, who has contributed quite a few points for the team. At 133 is sophomore Tony DeLuca, who reigns supreme. At 138 is junior Roy Miyoka, who is a very strong and determined wrestler. At 145 is Larry Ely who held the spot until mid year graduation, when Dan McLellan moved into the spot. At 165 junior Gordon Athearn was a steady scorer. At 175 is junior Henry Wall, who did quite well in competition. At 191 is big junior Jim Banek a first time wrestler made up for his inexperience with his strength and aggressiveness. At heavyweight is Tom Byron the only person at that weight did quite well. Others: Mike Lybrandt, Bob Pesce and Mike Winterburn.
Others not mentioned are Barry Mathews, Tim Lybrand, Jim Likins, Fred Weaver and Don Jordan
Dick Alderson has won two tournaments, the San Jose Invitational and the Berkeley tourney. Tony DeLuca at 133 is a man who likes to pin his opponents in the first minute. Jim Banek at 191 has turned in some excellent performances.
Paul Henneuse at 145 pounds took third place at the prestige’s end of the season Northern California tournament for the best wrestlers in the Northern half of the state. Paul lost only one match and that was to the eventual winner. Paul a senior was undefeated in league matches. For the season Paul wrestled at the 154 classification and dropped down to 145 for the big league and section tournaments at the end of the year. During the year, Paul lost only two matches and was tied once. He also was named the outstanding wrestler for the team.
Practice games: Willow Glen 1-4, Camden 2-5, 4-1; Campbell 7-6, 5-1; Los Gatos 6-0, 4-0; Monterey Easter tournament Carmel 6-0 no hitter Negro, Monterey 4-0 Salinas 6-5 for championship. Bellarmine 1-5, 2-12; MPC 4-1, Los Altos 4-2, Watsonville 5-1. One game missing. Practice game record 12-4. League: Watsonville 15-7, 4-5, 4-1. Monterey 0-11, 0-9, 0-3; Salinas 3-2, 2-3 eight innings, 7-4. League record 4-5, third place. Season record 16-9.
The team; catchers, juniors Bill Walters and Norm Costa and sophomore Ken Johnson; pitchers, sophomore, Fred McPherson; senior, Fred Weedon; juniors, Tom Walker, Reynold Christensen and Mike Mason; IB, sophomore, John Kirby; 2B, senior, Don Hogan and junior, Dick Scotter; SS, senior, Dick Alemany; 3B, senior, Bob Vega; Outfielders, sophomores, Ken Negro, who also pitches and Tony DeLuca, senior, Tony Victoria and junior, Ron Miyoko.
Cards Lose Opener to Rams 4-1. In rare midseason form, in the field and on the mound, the Cards were only able to get two hits. The bad weather has hampered the Cards practice time. Fred McPherson started on the mound and was scheduled for just three innings, but was extended another inning since he had thrown only 26 pitches. Fred gave up one earned run and six hits. Ken Negro went the last two innings. The Cards made only one error. Lineup: DeLuca CF, 3-1; Alemany SS, 1-0; Negro RF/P, 3-1; Kirby 1B, 3-0; Victoria LF, 2-0; Scotter 3B, 2-0; Hogan 2B, 1-0; Costa C, 2-0; Walker PH, 1-0; McPherson P, 1-0 and Miyoka RF, 2-0.
Negro Homers But Cardinals Bow Again to Camden 5-2. After many switches in were to play the game, it was finally played on the only playable diamond at Campbell high. Once again the Cards looked good on the field, but not at the plate. Ken Negro started on the mound and was charged for all the runs scored. Mike Mason relieved in the second inning and pitched through the fifth striking out five, allowing three hits and walking two. Fred McPherson finished the sixth. Negro drove in both runs, The Cards had only one error. Lineup: Hogan 2B, 1-0; Scotter 2B, 1-0; Alemany SS, 2-0; Kirby 1B, 3-1; Vega 3B, 3-1; Negro RF, 3-1; Victoria LF, 2-1, Miyoka LF, 1-0; DeLuca CF, 2-0; Costa C, 2-0; Walters C, 0-0; McPheson P, 1-0; Walker P and Weedon P.
Santa Cruz defeats Bucs For First Win. Hogan’s Single Provides Winning Marker In Sixth. Staving off a five run uprising in the fifth inning the Cards came back and scored two runs in the sixth to beat Campbell 7-6. Don Hogan was the hero, when he singled with the bases load to drive in two runs to put the Cards ahead. In the Cards first two games they had only four hits, but the coach said they would come around as soon as the weather allowed them to get out for batting practice. The Cards had eight hits with Ken Negro and Bob Vega hitting triples. Fred McPherson started the game on the mound, went four innings and gave up only one earned run. Reynold Christensen went 2/3 of an inning and Tom Walker came in to put out the fire and finished the game for the win. RBI’s: Hogan and Kirby two each, Vega and Victoria one apiece. Lineup: Hogan 2B, 4-2; Alemany SS, 3-1; Negro RF, 3-1; Vega 3B, 3-1; Kirby 1B, 4-1; DeLuca CF, 3-0; Victoria LF, 3-1; Walters C, 3-1; McPherson P, 2-0, Christensen P and Walker P.
It was the seniors’ day to shine as Bob Vega and Fred Weedon each gave up one hit and no runs in a 6-0 victory over Los Gatos. Vega pitched the first three innings and Weedon finished up. Another senior, Dick Alemany blasted a homer and a double. The Cards showed there best effort of the season, knocking out eight hits and playing perfect ball in the field. Norm Costa led the hitting department with a circuit blow and a single. Lineup: Hogan 2B, 3-0; Alemany SS, 3-2; Negro RF, 3-1; Vega P/3B, 3-1; Kirby 1B, 2-1; DeLuca CF, 3-0; Victoria LF, 3-0; Scotter 3B, 1-0; Weedon P, 2-1 and Costa C, 2-2.
Card Nine Comes From Behind. Locals Turn 9 Hits and 19 Walks Into 15-7 Win Over Wildcats 15-7. Walters Gets 3 hits. This league opener win by the Cards stopped a 10 game CCAL losing streak. Watsonville started the game scoring three runs the first inning. The Cards came back and score six runs on one hit as the Cat hurlers gave out seven free passes. At the top of the fourth inning Watsonville was ahead 7-6. The Cards scored three runs in the next three innings to finish up the game. Bob Vega started on the mound and give up three runs in one inning, Weedon pitched the next three innings allowing two earned runs and gaining the victory. Tom Walker pitched near perfect ball in the last three innings giving up only one hit to earn a save. The three Card hurlers walked only one man. The big bats for the Cardinals where catcher Bill Walters who banged out three singles and knocked in three runs. John Kirby collected two hits and scored four runs. Tony DeLuca went two for three and scored three runs. Lineup: Hogan 2B, 2-0; Alemany SS, 2-0; Negro RF, 4-1; Vega P/3B, 5-0; Kirby 1B, 3-2; DeLuca CF, 3-2; Victoria LF, 1-0; Walters C, 4-3; Pappas 3B, 0-0; Miyoka PH; Weedon P, 1-0 and Walker P, 1-1.
Cards Shut Out Los Gatos Again, McPherson Hurls Shut Out. Fourth Straight Win 4-0. McPherson becomes the first hurler to go the distance this season. Fred struck out five, walked three and gave up five hits in a nice outing. Dick Alemany drove in a run and Norm Costa hit a double and scored for the major hits for the Cards. Lineup: Hogan 2B, 4-1; Alemany SS, 4-1; Negro RF, 2-0; Vega 3B, 4-1; Kirby 1B, 4-0; DeLuca CF, 3-0; Victoria LF, 2-1; Costa C, 3-1 and McPherson P, 2-0.
Monterey Pitcher Fred Rick Sets CCAL Strike out Mark of 17 and a No Hitter in 11-0 win. He struck out the side five times. The best defensive play for the Cards was when Bob Vega lunged to stop a hard smash and while sitting down threw to second for a force out. At bat Bob also drove the ball into the outfield. Roy Miyoka made a diving shoe string catch and just missed making a second one. Tom Walker started and went three innings followed by Fred Weedon for three. (In defense of the Card hitters, even though Rick walked five batters, the umpire was calling strikes over the batters heads and all over. It seemed everything he threw was a strike according to the umpire. It is hard to understand that there were only five walks)
After seven games the top hitters with ten or more at bats and hitting over 200 are Costa 300, Alemany 277 and Negro 263. Negro leads in RBI’s with six followed by Alemany with four. Pitching stats to show name, games pitched, innings pitched, won and lost record and earned run average.
G IP W/L ERA
Vega 2 4 1-0 0.00
Mason 1 4 0-0 0.00
McPherson 4 16 1-1 0.44
Weedon 3 10 1-0 2.17
Walker 3 9 1-1 3.22
Negro 2 3 0-1 16.10
Christensen 1 2/3 0-0 31.29
Total 7 46 4-3 2.74
Bellarmine defeated the Cards 5-1. Fred McPherson started and was a victim of circumstances in the first inning giving up two unearned runs and one in the fourth. Mike Mason pitched the fifth and Weedon the sixth. Kirby went two for two and Alemany and Scotter got the other two hit’s the Cards garnered. The defense was a little erratic making five errors. Not one of their better games. Miyoka CF, 3-0; Alemany SS, 3-1; Negro RF, 3-0; Vega 3B, 2-0; Kirby 1B, 2-2; Victoria LF, 2-0, Costa C, 2-0; Johnson C, 1-0; Scotter 2B, 2-1; McPherson P, 0-0; Hogan PH, 1-0; Weedon P and Mason P.
Redbirds Halt Wranglers 3-2; Knotted For League Lead. Three unearned runs in the third inning was just enough, along with Fred Weedon’s fine pitching. Weedon struck out four, walked two and gave up six hits. Fred said, “I’ve never thrown harder in my life.” the Redbirds are in a three way tie with Salinas and Monterey with 2-1 records. Starting the third inning, second baseman Dick Scotter hit a grounder to third that rolled between the fielders legs and the alert Dick hustled into second base. Right fielder Ken Negro slashed a single to right to drive in Scotter. Negro went to second on a balk. Bob Vega beat out an infield single and Negro had to hold second. John Kirby hit a ground ball and Negro was forced at third. A grounder to short by Tony Victoria was thrown wildly to second and Vega scored. With Kirby on third and Victoria on first, a double steal was successful as Kirby slide into the plate for the winning run. The Cards had only one error. Kirby and Victoria stole bases. A double play- Vega to Scotter to Kirby. Game an hour and 55 minutes. Lineup: Scotter 2B, 3-0; Alemany SS, 1-0; Negro RF, 3-1; Vega 3B, 3-2; Kirby 1B, 3-0; Victoria LF, 2-1; Miyoka CF, 1-0; Costa C 3-0; DeLuca CF, 2-0 and Weedon P, 2-0.
Cards Drop Lobos 4-1. Monterey Peninsula College at Harvey West Stadium. MPC has beaten Monterey high four times this year with two of them against the Toreadors ace Rick.
Sophomore Fred McPherson who went the distance, pitched like a veteran giving up only four hits and walked only one against the older opponents. He had two double plays behind him; Vega to Hogan to Kirby and Alemany to Hogan to Kirby. Another good play was a relay from centerfielder Roy Miyoka to cut off man Don Hogan to Bill Walters cut down a runner trying to score. The Cards ran the bases well and by using smart base running were able to take extra bases. John Kirby had two of the Cards three hits. Ken Negro had the other. Don Hogan had the one RBI. SC had only one error. Lineup: Hogan 2B, 3-0; Alemany SS, 4-0; Negro RF, 3-1; Vega 3B. 3-2; Kirby 1B, 2-0; Victoria LF, 2-0; Walters C, 1-0; Miyoka CF, 2-0 and McPherson P, 2-0.
Wildcats Halt Card Rally to win 5-4. Cards Now in Second Place. With the Cards down 5-2
Sophomore Ken Negro, the best clutch hitter on the SC squad, led off the seventh inning with a single. Bob Vega got on by an error. John Kirby, who had two hits already hit a sharp grounder and was out on a double play. Tony Victoria singled Negro home. Bill Walters singled and Tony DeLuca got his second single of the day to score Victoria to make the score 5-4. Watsonville brought in a reliever, who struck out the next batter to stop the rally. Fred Weedon started and gave up four runs, three earned in three 1/3 innings. Fred McPherson relieved and went 1 1/3 and gave up an unearned run. Tom Walker pitched the last inning. While the Cards had three errors and Watsonville had two there were some fine fielding gems. Watsonville’s shortstop went deep in the hole to make a play and the first baseman dug the throw out of the dirt. Kirby dove for a hot grounder, then got up and beat the batter to first. On an attempt double steal, Bill Walters threw to cut off Don Hogan, who relayed the ball to the plate to nab the runner from third. SC had runners on base every inning, while collecting nine hits, but did not take advantage. Lineup: Hogan 2B, 3-0; Alemany SS, 2-1; Negro RF, 4-1; Kirby 1B, 4-2; Victoria LF, 4-1; Walters C, 3-1; DeLuca CF, 4-2; Weedon P, 2-0; McPherson P, 0-0; Costa PH, 1-0 and Walker P, 1-0.
Surprising Cardinals Win Easter Tourney. Migrating to Monterey for the second annual CCAL Invitational Baseball tournament, the locals base ballers astonished most everyone by returning home with the first place trophy. Which they displayed along Pacific Avenue out their car window to the dismay of the citizens on the side walk. In the first game, sophomore Ken Negro completely baffled the Carmel batsmen by throwing a no hit, no run game and gave up only four walks, struck out eight and did not allow a runner to reach second base. An infrequent, special occasion. To help Negro with his control and confidence, he has pitched three consecutive wins and allowed only two earned runs in 19 innings for the JV’s, when their games do not conflict with varsity games. One of the good plays behind him was a double play from Vega to Hogan to Kirby. Meanwhile his teammates worked over three pitchers for seven hits and six tallies. Kirby moved up to the third spot responded going three for three, including two doubles. Kirby went three of three, Hogan went two for four and Roy Miyoka and Negro, who doubled had the other hits. Kirby and Negro had two RBI’s and Alemany one.
The next morning, sophomore Fred McPherson came close to matching Ken Negro’s efforts the day before, by throwing a two hitter, while striking out ten and walking no one and allowing only two runners to reach second base against league leading Monterey for a 4-0 win to go into the finals against Salinas in the afternoon. Oddly enough, before the tournament began a Monterey sports writer said, the team with the best pitching would win the tournament. Lineup: Hogan 2B 4-3; Alemany SS, 4-2; Kirby 1B, 3-1; Vega 3B, 3-1; Negro RF, 2-0; Victoria LF, 3-1; Walters C, 3-1; DeLuca CF, 3-1 and McPherson P, 3-1 for a total of eleven hits. RBI’s: Hogan two, DeLuca and Kirby one each. Doubles: Alemany and Vega. Stolen bases: DeLuca, McPherson, Vega and Walters. One Card error.
Cards Surprise Victors In Easter Tourney. Cards Whip Salinas 6-5 in Finals, Bob Vega Homers. If a most valuable player award had been given, Fred McPherson would have earned it.
The Cardinals surprised just about everyone, including possible some of their own teammates by beating both Monterey and Salinas to capture the crown. After Salinas had taken a 3-0 lead at the top of the third, SC’s hopes looked dismal and the spirit was lagging. Someone on the bench spoke up with “Now we’ll find out how good a team we are. It’s a good team that can come from behind, so let’s get some runs.” An SC did the next inning scoring two in the fourth and rallied for four more in the fifth to take a 6-3 lead. The game had a real dramatic ending. Weedon who had struggled all the way, but had made it through the last two innings without giving up a run needed help in the seventh. The seventh started with a base hit, a hit batter and then a walk to the most feared batter in the league to load the bases with no outs. Tom Walker had been warming up most of the game, but at the start of the seventh Fred McPherson, who had just pitched in the morning went down to the bull pen to warm up. McPherson who even in a tight spot is “cool as a cucumber” entered the game. He struck out the first batter, got the next batter to fly out to center and a run score, but on the throw in the ball got away and a second run scored to make the score SC 6-5 and tying runner on second. The next batter popped out in foul territory to Kirby to end the game and give the Cards the trophy they were proud to take down Pacific Avenue. Negro made the defensive play of the game, when he threw out a Salinas player at third base after the ball bounce off the right field fence. SC scored their first runs in the fourth when Victoria walk, went to third on DeLuca’s single. DeLuca stole second and they both scored on Weedon’s base hit. Another big boost for the Flock was Bob Vega’s circuit clout with John Kirby, another sophomore, on base to give the Cards a 4-3 lead. After Vega’s homer, the Cards rallied for two more as the Cards seemed to have new life. Salinas sent in a new pitcher and he walked three straight batters. Then they sent in their ace, who had pitched in the morning and DeLuca greeted him with a hard shot base hit his third hit of the game to score Negro and Victoria to extend the lead. Championship game lineup: Hogan 2B, 4-1; Alemany SS, 3-0; Kirby 1B, 3-1; Vega 3B, 3-1; Negro RF, 2-0; Victoria LF, 1-0; Walters C, 2-0; DeLuca CF, 3-3; Weedon P, 3-2 and McPherson P, 0-0. RBI’s: Vega, Weedon and DeLuca two apiece. Vega had a home run and Kirby a double. DeLuca stole a base. SC had two errors and Salinas zero.
SC Nine Scores Tenth Win Of ‘57 Season. Beat Camden 4-1. SC struck early, scoring a run in the first and three more in the second inning. Kirby drove in two runs and Negro one. McPherson pitched the first two innings Walker pitched the next three and Weedon finished the game. They allowed only one hit.
Rick Drops Cards For Fifth Time in his career. It is like Fred Rick only needs to toss his glove on the mound and he has a win against the Cards. Over a three year period, he has never lost to SC and today was no exception. Rick blanked the Cards in a 9-0 Monterey win. Six of the Monterey runs were unearned unfortunately for the fine Cardinal pitching staff. Fred McPherson went the first three innings, Fred Weeden the next two and Tom Walker shut out the Toreadors the last two. Cards with hits were John Kirby, Bob Vega, Ken Negro and Tony Victoria.
Negro’s Hitless String Broken After 16 Innings by Bellarmine in a 2-12 loss. After pitching a no hitter at the Monterey tournament, Negro pitched a no hitter against Holy Cross in a JV game last week. Today Ken went two innings in the Bellamine game without giving up a hit. Ken went three innings, McPherson and Weedon went two each. Victoria and Kirby drove in runs. Weedon went two for two at the plate.
Salinas Rally Downs Locals in eighth innings 3-2 in a pitchers duel. With a Card win here, they had a chance at the championship. (The beat Salinas the first game 3-2 and were the only team in the league to beat the eventual champs.) Fred Weedon was going for his third victory this season against the Cowboys, pitched his heart out and working out of jams throughout the game. Before the winning run scored, Weedon and catcher Bill Walters were prepared for a squeeze as the pitch went up and end on the batter and the runner was easily caught at the plate. But Salinas had one more out and the next hitter ripped one out to the fence for the win. The Redbirds scored their two runs in the fourth inning when Dick Alemany walked and went to second on John Kirby’s single. Bob Vega’s single loaded the bases. Ken Negro drove two runs in with a single. The game featured tight defensive play with too many fielding gems to enumerate. It was by far the best played game by the Cards this season. They had the hustle they lacked the last few games. Cards had only one error. Leftfielder Tony DeLuca threw out a runner at third. The Salinas coach remarked that “the Cards have the best hitting team they have played all season. They stand up there and just meet the ball.” Lineup: Victoria RF, 3-1; Alemany SS, 2-0; Kirby 1B, 4-2; Vega 3B, 4-1; Negro CF, 3-1; Walters C, 3-0; DeLuca LF, 3-1; Scotter 2B, 3-1 and Weedon P, 3-0.
Negro Pitches As Cards Break Losing Streak of three games to down Los Altos 4-2. Good defense helped Ken Negro pitch a complete game allowing only one earned run. Bob Vega had a triple and drove in two runs. Scotter with some good base running manufactured a run. Beside pitching Negro hit a triple. Roy Miyoka replaced Negro in center.
Cards Subdue Wildcats 4-1. Tom “Yukon” Walker was the winning chucker scattering five hits, no walks, struck out four and allowed only one run in the seventh. Walker allowed only one runner past second base. The Cards struck in the second frame, started by a ground rule double to left field by Bob Vega. After two outs, Tony DeLuca singled home Vega. In the third, Tony Victoria and lanky, Dick Alemany singled through the box. John Kirby beat out a bunt to load the bases. Vega walked to force in a run. A double play ended the inning, score SC 2-0. The Cards racked up two more tallies in the fourth frame on a single, walk, stolen base, an error and a sacrifice fly. The game was played in fast style, a near record breaking hour and twenty minutes as all three pitchers did not take a lot of time between pitches. There was only one error in the game and it was on Watsonville. Batting line up and positions: Victoria, RF. 4-1; Alemany, SS, 3-1; Kirby, 1B, 2-1; Vega, 3B, 2-1; Negro, CF, 2-0; Scotter, 2B, 3-0; DeLuca, LF, 3-2; Costa, C;, 1-0 Walker, P, 3-0.. The top four batters had hits, plus DeLuca with two hits. Alemany, Vega and DeLuca had RBI’s. Kirby and DeLuca had stolen bases.
Card duo of starter Fred Weedon and Fred McPherson one hit Campbell for a 5-1 win. Weedon went the first two innings giving up a hit and a run. McPherson finished the last five without giving up a hit. Tony Victoria went two for four and Bob Vega drove in two runs and Ken Negro one.
Monterey Blanks Cardinal For Third Time 3-0. Locals out slug foes 6-3, but the hits were scattered. With the win Monterey is tied with Salinas for first. Tom Walker started the game and pitched the first three innings giving up two earned runs of the three scored against him. Fred McPherson pitched the next three innings giving up no runs and striking out the top three men in the lineup in the fifth inning Tony DeLuca went three for three to raise his league batting average to .476. Bill Walters and John Kirby got the other two hits. Lineup: Hogan 2B, 3-0; Alemany SS, 2-0; Kirby 1B, 3-1; Vega 3B. 3-0; Negro CF, 2-0; Victoria RF, 3-1; DeLuca LF, 3-3; Walters C, 3-1; Walker P 0-0; McPherson P, 1-0 and Scotter 1B.
Cards Tally Four Unearned Runs In Taming Wildcats 5-1 in a practice game at the upper diamond as it was in the best condition of any available field. Fred McPherson started on the hill and went five innings, changing up effectively and displaying a sharp breaking curve ball. He struck out eight and gave up only two hits. Ken Negro finished up. Vega had the only RBI as all the rest of the runs were unearned. Victoria had the only other hit. SC had no errors.
Cards Wreck Cowboys’ Title Hopes 7-4. Locals’ Victory Enables Toreadors To Grab Crown; DeLuca is Hitting Leader. The Cowboys who led the league for eight weeks only to fall to the Cards in the final day of the CCAL season. The league plays a three round season. In the first round Salinas, Monterey and SC all won two of three games. In the second round, Salinas won all three games. Monterey won two of three again. SC lost all three. In the third round Monterey won all three, SC won two out of three and Salinas won one out of three. Final records were Monterey 7-2, Salinas 6-3, SC 4-5. The Cards were shut out of scoring by Monterey in league, but beat them in the tournament to win one and lose three to the Toreadors. The Cards beat Salinas two times in league and one in the tournament, while losing one in extra innings at Salinas. The Cards had a chance at the title. To the game now. Two errors and two walks aided the Cards as they scored seven runs through the second and third innings against the Cowboy ace. The Cards started the scoring off with two squeeze plays in a row for two runs and the bunters Bill Walters and Don Hogan were safe at first. Walters scored on a wild pitch. In the fourth inning Bob Vega, playing his last game for the Cards (Bob was a starter for the Cards since his sophomore year and was offered the chance to sign a pro contract) drove in Victoria on a line shot. DeLuca the league batting leader rapped his most solid hit of the season down the left field line to drive in Kirby and Vega. Krebs was then replaced. Ken Negro drove in DeLuca. Fred Weedon started and went three innings and gave up two hits, walked five and allowed one earned run. Fred McPherson finished the game for the win, while giving up one earned run, striking out five, walking none and allowing three hits. Vega made the fielding gem of the day on a liner down the line. He dove to snag the ball and threw to Don Hogan at second for a double play. A good relay from Negro to Kirby nailed a runner at third. Lineup: Alemany SS, 3-0; Victoria RF, 3-0; Kirby 1B, 4-1; Vega 3B, 4-2; DeLuca LF, 2-1; Negro CF, 3-1; Walters C, 3-1; Hogan 2B, 2-1; Weedon P, 2-0 and McPherson 1-0.
In Circuit Clout column in the Trident toward the end of the season. The play in the field of late by the Redbirds has been somewhat astounding for a prep nine. They have played 19 innings of errorless ball.
Had the Cards been able to master the slants of Monterey pitcher Fred Rick, they could very well have been champions, but in eight games in league, he gave up four earned runs for a ERA of 0.50. But they could be in the thick of it next year as only four lettermen graduated. Pitchers back are Fred McPherson, Tom Walker and Ken Negro, who is also an outfielder. Tony DeLuca led the league in hitting with gaudy .478 average winning the title on the last game of the year. John Kirby was fifth in the league with a .357 average. Salinas had the best team batting average of .264 followed by SC .225 and champion Monterey .221. There are other fine players, who have contributed this year who will be back. Out of these five players only Walker is a junior, the rest are sophomores, which bodes well for the next two years.
To show how well the Card pitchers fared in the league this year, the following are the stats for the top five pitchers in the league by name, school, games pitched, innings pitched, wins and losses, earned runs, earned run average.
Sch G IP W L ER ERA
Rick M 8 56 6 2 4 0.50
Krebs S 9 53 5 3 13 1.72
McPherson SC 4 12 1 1 4 2.39
Walker SC 6 19 1 2 7 2.54
Weedon SC 6 29 2 2 15 3.64
Two SC Sophs, McPherson and Kirby Top Card Statistics kept by the Sentinel. Sophomore John Kirby led the Cards in hitting with a .289 average, most at bats, most hits and tied with three others for most games played with 25. The other three are outfielder/pitcher, Ken Negro; outfielder, Tony Victoria and shortstop Dick Alemany. Alemany led in doubles with 4 followed by Bob Vega and Tony DeLuca with two each. Two triples apiece for Vega and DeLuca. Home runs were hit by Negro, Norm Costa and Alemany.
But hitting was not the bright spot for the Cards. As unit, the pitchers only allowed 2.14 earned runs a game over a 25 game schedule. Fred McPherson, a sophomore also, paced the pitchers with seven wins and a 1.18 ERA. McPherson also worked the most games 17, most innings 65, struck out 45 and gave up the most hits 45.
Individual hitting stats by player, games played, at bats, hits, RBI and batting averages. * signifies the leader in the category.
G AB H RBI AV
Kirby 25* 76* 22* 10 289*
Walters 16 32 9 5 281
DeLuca 22 62 17 8 274
Vega 24 72 19 13 264
Hogan 18 44 11 6 250
Weedon 13 21 5 2 238
Negro 25* 66 15 15* 227
Victoria 25* 66 15 4 227
Alemany 25* 64 13 7 203
Walker 9 8 1 2 125
Costa 14 27 3 1 111
Miyoka 12 18 2 0 111
Scotter 13 28 3 1 107
McPherson 17 20 1 1 050
Johnson 3 4 0 1 000
Mason 2 2 0 0 000
Christensen 1 0 0 0 000
Total 25 610 136 76 223
Individual pitching stats by name, games pitched, innings pitched, won loss record, strike outs, base on balls, runs allowed, hits allowed, earned runs and earned run average per game.
G IP W-L SO BB R H ER ERA
Vega 2 4 1-0 3 1 3 2 0 0.00
McPherson 17* 65* 7-3* 45* 25 19 45 11 1.18*
Walker 9 25 3-2 17 10 13 19 8 2.27
Weedon 13 46 3-2 28 28 33 41 17 2.32
Mason 2 5 0-0 5 2 2 6 2 2.86
Negro 6 22 2-2 18 21 12 11 10 3.18
Christensen 1 1 0-0 1 2 5 3 3 21.36
Totals 25 168 16-9 117 89 87 127 51 2.14
ALL CCAL selections were senior and clean up hitter, Bob Vega, who can throw the ball from third to first from his knees and sophomore and league batting leader, Tony DeLuca.
Practice games: Willow Glen 6-6, Camden 7-2, 4-1; Bellarmine 1-0, 9-0; League: Monterey 3-2, 4-5; Salinas 3-6, 2-5. Only games found in Trident.
Team members: John Filice, Dave Young, Bruce Bettencourt, Dan McLaughlin, Pete Pappas, Curt Sandman, John Parodi, Dennis Cody, J. Ritchey, S. Dakan, M. Matus, Jim Hunt and D.Vigil.
JV’s swamp Camden 4-1. A big fifth frame was led off by catcher, Ken Johnson with a single and he was moved to second on a swinging bunt by pitcher, Mike Mason. Dave Young sent the second pitch he saw to deep center scoring Johnson from second. Lee Sirles and Pete Pappas walked to load the bases. An error on Bruce Bettencourts grounder allowed three runners to score and ended the Cards scoring. Mason went the distance, sometimes in hot water, but with his crafty pitching was able to make it through giving up only one run.
As of March 29, the JV’s are 4-2-2. Second baseman Bruce Bettencourt led the team in hitting getting six hits in 16 at bats for a .375 average and four RBI’S. Bettencourt also has a grand slam and two doubles. Top pitcher is slim Reynold Christensen, who has pitched 20 innings and has an ERA of 2.10 with one win and no losses.
Mason Blanks Cat Jayvees in 2-0 win. Light hitting, but effective pitching by Mike Mason, who only gave up two hits, one walk, struck out five and allowed no runs was enough for the Cards to come out on top. The only hits were by Dave Young, Lee Sirles and Dan McLaughlin. Pete Pappas score what proved to be the winning run as he walked, moved to second on another walk this time to Lee Sirles, Bruce Bettencourt laid down a perfect bunt to advance the runners. Ken Johnson’s hard ground between first and second was fumbled and Pete and Lee scored. The batting order and positions; Hunt, RF; Young, SS; Filice, LF; Pappas, 3B; Sirles, CF; Bettencourt, 2B; Bennett, 1B; Johnson, C; Mason, P: McLaughlin pinch hitter and CF.
Late Inning Rally Nets Win For JV’s in a 3-2 win over Monterey. Behind the three hit pitching by Reynold Christensen and the clutch hitting of Lee Sirles the Cards edged Monterey 3-2. Behind 2-0 going into the last inning, Dan Mclaughlin led off the seventh with a line shot to left field. The ball took one hop and hit the fence. Dan had a stand up double. The Monterey pitcher, seemingly “shook up“, then threw a wild pitch and Dan moved to third. Huge, Gil LaMothe took a walk. Ken Johnson’s slow roller was bobbled, McLaughlin scored and LaMothe to second. Another infield error loaded the sacks. Curt Sandman was inserted for LaMothe to get more speed on the bases. Lee Sirles then won the game on a single which score two runs to end the game. Pete Pappas ,the Cards clean up hitter, had two hits and made what proved to be the game clinching play when he fielded a hard hit ball behind third base and threw his man out at first. The last out of the inning.
Varsity dual meets: SC 71, Gonzales 42; Watsonville 93, SC 30
Triangular meets: Salinas 117, Live Oak 13, SC 12;
SC 80, Live Oak 46, Gilroy 9;
Monterey 72, King City 46, SC 23;
PG 54, SC 47, Live Oak 34;
SC 94, Holy Cross 20, SLV 14.
Lightweight dual meets: Gonzales 72, SC 41.
Triangular meets: Salinas 115, Live Oak 14, SC 12;
Gilroy 59, SC 46, Live Oak 36;
Monterey 67, King City 47, SC 17;
Live Oak 57, SC 49, PG 37;
SC 69, SLV 31, Holy Cross 21.
May 6. Cardinal Thinclads Fourth In Annual Big Four Meet. Getting no more than two ties for second, SC finished a poor fourth in the Annual Big Four track meet at Salinas. Salinas 113, Watsonville 84, Monterey 35 and SC 13. Bob Dakan tied for second in the high jump and was fifth in the 120 high hurdles. Dick Scotter tied for second in the pole vault. Jack Knight was third in the 440. Des O’Neil was fourth in the mile.
Lightweights: Salinas 118, Watsonville 77, Monterey 40 and SC 10. Tony DeLuca tied for second in the pole vault. Phil Duke was third in 660. Bob Vajretti was third in the shot put. Turnage was fifth in the pole vault.
May 9. Eight SCHS Trackmen Pass CCAL Trials. Six SC varsity members qualify for the CCAL finals in four events. The following varsity qualifiers: The 880 relay team of Bob Costa, Rich Rawls, Tex McKeown and Jack Knight took third place. Paul Hennuese was fourth in the 880. Jack Knight was second in the 440. Bob Dakan qualified in the high jump to round out the six man Cards entrants.
Lightweight qualifiers: Two athletes, that qualified for three events qualified. Freshman Mike Valine in two events, the 75 and 150 dashes where he was third in both. Charles Wise earned a fourth place in the 1320 to qualify.
May 14. Santa Cruz Relay Team Qualifies for NCS Meet. Cards Score Four Points. In the CCAL Finals including both the “A” and “B” leagues, Salinas the perennial CCAL track champions had to go down to the last event to capture the 1957 crown. Salinas 75, Watsonville 69, PG 22, Monterey 19, King City 19, Carmel 17, Hollister 9, Gonzales 7, Live Oak 6, SC 4 and Gilroy 0.
The 880 relay team of Bob Costa, Rich Rawls, “Tex” McKeown and Jack Knight captured third place. The relay effort garnered netted three of the Cards four points. Jack Knight gained the other point with a fifth place in the 440. Both the relay team and Knight qualify for the NCS Division II championships at Los Gatos.
Lightweights: Salinas 69, Watsonville 44, Gonzales 37, Monterey 34, Hollister 28, King City 21, Live Oak 9, Gilroy 4, Carmel 2, SC and PG 0. Mike Valine, the freshman from Branciforte, failed to place in either the 75 or 150 dashes, but could be the nucleus of the SC track squads of the future for he has shown promise throughout the season.
Trident. Competing for the varsity in the sprints were Rich Rawls, Tex McKeown, Bobby Costa, Terry Hogan and Jack Knight. In the 440 were Hogan and Knight. Knight reached the NCS finals. The hurdles were run by Bob Dakan, who did highs and Carter, who did the lows. Dan Schwartz and Paul Henneuse ran the 880. Terry Chizmore and Des O’Neil ran the mile.
In the field events: Dakan did the high jump and broad jump. Paul Cotting and Ted Baer did the high jump and Dick Scotter did the pole vault. Throwing the weights were Joe Kenny, Wally Hicks and Jack McLlvain.
Lightweights are Mike Valine, a ninth grader at Branciforte, in the 75 and 150 yard dashes. Bob Alemany in 330, Charlie Wise in 1320 and Tony DeLuca in the pole vault.
Other team members: King, Hagler, Letchworth, Johnson, Magee, Cray, Larry McWilliams, Turnage, Warren King, Terry Hogan, Mike Aluffi, Nichols, Angell, Korba, Bill Aluffi, Randolph, Bob Varjetti and Gaylord Noblitt.
Sentinel March 13. Salinas 117, Live Oak 13, SC 12. In both varsity and lightweights, SC won only one event. It was the lightweight 1320 by Charles Wise in 3:39.3. Salinas had over 150 athletes sign up for the teams. The varsity had no first place finishers. Second place: Stahlman, pole vault. Relay team. Third place: Chizmar, mile. Fourth place: Swartz, 880. Baer, broad jump. Cheney, shot put. Rawles, 220.
Lightweights: Salinas 115, Live Oak 14, SC 12. First place, Charles Wise in 3:39.3.
Third place: Duke, 660. Turnage, pole vault. Fourth place: Alemany, 330.
March 19. Santa Cruz Tracksters Swamp Gonzales 71-42. SC captured eight of nine first places and tied in another. The win was the first of the year for SC. Football star Jack Knight was the only double winner as he took the 440 in 54.4 and 120 low hurdles in15.4. He also ran a leg on the winning relay team with a time of 1:37.5 and was second in the broad jump. Don Stahlman won the 120 high hurdles in 20.7 and finished second in the discus and pole vault. Jack McLlvain won the discus at 93-5. Dick Scotter vaulted 10-2 to win the pole vault and finished third in the 120 high and low hurdles. Rich Rawls turned in a good time in winning the 220 in 24.2. He was second in the 100 behind winner Dick McKeown, who won the event in 10.9. McKeown was second in the 120 low hurdles. Bob Dakan tied for first in the high jump at 5-2 and took second in the 220. Second place: Schwartz, 880. Kenney, shot put. Chizmar, mile. Third place: Cheney, shot put. Castro, 440. Cotting, broad jump. Costa, 220. O’Neil, mile. Cella, pole vault.
Lightweights: Gonzales 72, SC 41. The Cardlets were only able to win four events. Tony DeLuca grabbed a double win as he took the pole vault at 9-2 and the 330 in 40.5. Charlie Wise took second in the 1320 and tied for first in the high jump at 5-2 with Tom Letchworth. Phil Duke won the 660 in 1:39.2. Second place: King, 660. Turnage, pole vault. Alemany, 330. Third place: Noblitt, 70 high hurdles. Angell, pole vault.
March 24. Card Tracksters Score Second Win. Knight Wins Low Hurdles, 440 Yard Dash For SCHS. Cards win second consecutive meet, SC 80, Live Oak 46, Gilroy 9. Knight won the 120 low hurdles as the Cards swept the 120 low hurdles an he was followed by McKeown, Carter and Johnson. He won the 440 and took third in the broad jump and again picked up the 880 relay team of Rawls, McKeown, Costa and Knight to a winning time of 1:36.8. Dick Scotter won the 120 high hurdles in 19.9 and was fourth in the broad jump and high jump. Bud Kenney won the shot put at 40-4 and was fourth in discus. McIlvain won the discus at 99-2.
Second place: Carter, 120 high hurdles and third in 120 low hurdles Schwartz, 880 and third in 220.. Rawls, 100 and second in 220.. Hicks, shot put. Baer, broad jump. Costa, 220. McKeown, in 120 low hurdles and fourth in 100. O’Neil, mile. Dakan tied for second with Cotting in the high jump. Stahlman, pole vault and discus. Third place: Dakan, 440. Johnson, pole vault and fourth in 120 low hurdles. Fourth place: Henneuse, 880.
Lightweights: Gilroy 59, SC 46, Live Oak 36. Mike Valine won both dashes, the 75 in 8.6 and 150 in 16.8. Bob Vajretti won the broad jump at 18-1, second in the shot put and took fourth in the 120 low hurdles. Tom Letchworth tied for first in the high jump at 5 feet.
Second place: Alemany, 330 and was fourth in the 150. Nichols, discus. Wise, 1320 and pole vault and third in high jump. Third place: Duke, 660. Angell, pole vault and fourth in discus. The SC relay team of Alemany, Lechworth, Vajretti and Valine. Fourth place: Korba, 330. Turnage, pole vault.
March 31. Thinclads Are Last In Triangular Meet. Relay Team Takes Only First Place. Varsity: Monterey 72, King City 46, SC 23. The varsity 880 relay team won in 1:36.3. SC had three seconds, three thirds and three fourths. Bob Dakan took second in the 70 high hurdles and tied for second in the high jump. Jack Knight was second in the 440. Rich Rawls took a pair of thirds in the 100and 220. Desmond O’Neil was third in the mile. Fourths were taken by Paul Henneuse in the 880, Bud Kenney in shot put and Ron Schwartz in 440.
Lightweights: Monterey 67, King City 47, SC 17. Bob Vajretti won the shot put at 45-3 and finished second in the broad jump. The relay team garnered second. Mike Valine grabbed two thirds in the two dashes, 75 and 150. Roger Keenen and Tom Letchworth tied for fourth in the high jump and Charlie Wise was fourth in the pole vault.
April 14. Cards Are Second In Triangular Meet; Knight, Dakan, Relay team Get Firsts. Pacific Grove nips the Cards 54 to SC 47 and Live Oak 34. SC took only three firsts, but held up in the three placing positions to run second. Winners were Jack Knight in the 440 in 53.8 and fourth in high jump. Bob Dakan in the high jump at 5-7 and second in 100 high hurdles. The 880 relay team of Rawls, Costa, McKeown, Knight, won in 1:35.2 an improvement in time by :1.5. Second place: Henneuse, 880. Kenney, shot put. Cotting, high jump. Rawls, 220 and third in 100. O’Neil, mile. Third place: Chizmar, 880. Schwartz, 440 and fourth in discus. McIlvain, discus. Fourth place: Carter 100 high hurdles. Cotting, broad jump. Hicks, shot put. Hogan, 440. McKeown, low hurdles. Costa, 220.
Lightweights: Live Oak 57, SC 49, PG 37. The Cardlet won five firsts, but didn’t have depth in the other positions. Mike Valine and Charlie Wise were double winners. Valine won the 75 dash in 8.3 and the 150 dash in 16.4. Wise pole vaulted 9 feet, won the 1320 in 3:39.6 and was third in high jump. Bob Vajretti won the broad jump at 17-8 and was second in the shot put. Second place: Noblitt, high jump and third in 70 high hurdles. Alemany, 330. SC relay team. Third place: Clark, pole vault. Fourth place: McWilliams and King tied in high jump. McWilliams, 75 dash. King, shot put. Korba, 330. Duke in 660. Matthews, discus.
April 24. Cards Score Track Wins Over Panthers, Cougars. It was the first meeting in the schools history for Holy Cross and the third season for SLV, fielding a team for the first time in many years. SC 94, Holy Cross 20, SLV 14. It was a meet called at the last minute to promote interest in the sport around the Santa Cruz area. Varsity winners: Dakan, 120 high hurdles in 17.2 and high jump at 5-4 and second in low hurdles. Chizmar, 880 in 2:10. Knight, 100 in 10.7, 220 in 24.1, low hurdles in 17.3 and second in high jump. Rawls, 440 in 55.4 and second in 100. Wise, mile in 5:18. Relay SC in 1:38. Coulter, broad jump at 18 feet and third in discus. Second place: Carter, 120 high hurdles, fourth in 880 and low hurdles. Henneuse, 880. Hogan 440. O’Neil, mile. Kenney, shot put and discus. Third place: McKeown, 100.
Lightweights: SC 69, SLV 31, Holy Cross 21. Winners were Letdhworth, 660 in 1:44.2 and 330 in 42.6 and third in high jump. Valine, 75 dash in 8.3 and third in 150. Duke, 1320 in 4:09, second in high jump and third in 70 high hurdles. Baer, discus at 94-8. Wise, pole vault at 9 feet. Keenan, high jump at 5-5. Second place: Noblitt, 70 high hurdles. Alemany, 660. Wright, 1320. SC relay team. Turnage, second in pole vault and third in low hurdles. Vajretti, second in broad jump. third in 1320 and fourth in low hurdles. Third place: Wilson, 660. Fourth place: King, high jump.
Watsonville Track Team Swamps Cardinals 93-30. SC won one first and two ties at Memorial Field. Dan O’Neil clicked off the mile in 5”09.5 for a first, while Bob Dakan tied for first in the broad jump at 18-7 and the high jump at 5-7 and second in the 120 high hurdles. Card seconds were posted by Terry Chizmar in the 880, Dick Rawls in the 100 and Jack Knight in the 440 and the relay team. Third place: Henneuse, 880, McKeown in 100. Hogan, 440. Baer, high jump. Kenney, discus.
Lightweights: Watsonville 89, SC 24. The Cardlets had one win by Phil Duke in the 660 in 1”35 and Bob Keenan tied for first in the high jump at 5-4. The Cardlets picked up five seconds. They were Mike Valine in the 75 dash. Bob Vajretti in shot put and third in broad jump. Valine in the 150 dash and Wise in 1320, along with the relay team. Third place: Noblitt, 70 high hurdles. Alemany, 330. Turnage, pole vault.
Bill Failing and Art Hutchens were the most improved players through the course of the season. The coaches comments: Art was a pleasant surprise and a good representative for the squad and won the Sportsmanship award.
The top three total game winners for the Redbirds were as follows: Yell Newhall 9 wins and 5 losses; Bill Failing 6 wins and 5 losses; Jim Smith 3 wins and 0 losses. The doubles team of Art Hutchens and James Smith won the most matches for the Cards.
Singles players from number one man down: Yell Newhall, Terry O’Neill, Bill Failing, Fred Weaver, Frank Reinelt. Doubles were Art Hutchens and James Smith
JV letter winners: Dave Wiley, Clyde Izant, Bob Haley, Don Henneuse and Hank Failing.
Others: Gill, Izant, Murray and Donald.
Carmel 14-1, 11-4; Salinas 13-2, 10-5; Watsonville 5-11, 10-5; Monterey in first match a draw, second match 3-12. League record 6-2-1. Season 7-6-1.
From number one man down: Steve Wollenberger, Andy Gustavson. Laurence Canfield, James Smith and Ron Martine. After the first five: Pete Mikisel, Ken Caldwell and George Scofield. These boys will play in the practice matches. Caldwell, Gustavson and Smith are only sophomores. Other team members: Zwerling, Bishop, Wilson and Mel Haber.
Jack Knight was converted from end to fullback and defensive back this year. This was Jack’s second year on the ALL CCAL squad. Last year he made the team as an end. Jack could be counted on to pick up the extra few yards necessary for first downs. It was on defense that he was particularly good, making last minute shoestring tackles, breaking up pass plays either by knocking the ball down or intercepting the pass. Jack was accorded the honor of being the first local to be named to the North squad in the Sixth annual Shrine North-South high school football classic at the Famed LA Memorial Coliseum in July. He will be one of the only 25 players picked for the team out of all the schools from Bakersfield North. An aggressive basketball player Jack proved to be a capable performer on the hardwoods, seeing action at both guard and forward. In track he was the schools leading 440 man and ran a leg on the relay team. He was chosen as the outstanding athlete of the year.
Halfback, Bobby Costa in addition to be selected ALL CCAL was also honored by being named by the San Francisco Examiner to their All Coast second team. Bob became the first back in school history to gain the coveted one thousand yard mark with 1002 in 142 carries for an average of 7.1 yards a game. Bobby ran the sprints in track.
Football center, Rex Giles, who was selected ALL CCAL was also a brilliant defensive end, who turned in a wonderful performance for the season continually throwing the opponents backs for losses.
Tall, Tom Curtiss is the most improved player on the varsity basketball team. Tom was named the player of the week as had his best game with heads up hustling defensive ball, tough rebounding and tallied 12 points. Last week Tom started hitting his shots and this game was his best effort shooting. Tom, the big football tackle who was selected ALL CCAL did a magnificent job on offense and defense. He consistently opened holes for our outstanding backs to get loose for long gains. Tom has played baseball in the past. (Tom has had a long coaching career starting at Holy Cross high school in Santa Cruz while still in college. He went to Gonzales, back to Santa Cruz at new Harbor high and is still coaching at Soquel high. His coaching career spans over forty years. He also runs basketball camps and does individual instruction at his own court.)
Bob Vega In his senior year at one time was the tenth leading scorer in Northern California. Through the brilliance of his performances have by no means diminished, his strong sense of teammanship prevents him from taking more shots.
Phil Netto was the leading scorer and rebounder in the Dads tournament with 60 points, while pulling down 40 bounds. As a team the Cards led in total scoring and were second in rebounding. Phil was named ALL TOURNAMENT. After the Cards beat St. Ignatius in San Francisco, the San Francisco Examiner ran a feature article and picture of Phil Netto with a heading of “A new Kenny Sears”. The 6’9” Kenny Sears of Watsonville, Santa Clara and the NBL New Year Knicks is quite a player to be compared with. St. Ignatius coach Jim Keating commented that Netto is right next to Tom Meschery now playing for Lowell in the City. Meschary went on to play for St. Mary’s and the Warriors. Santa Cruz coach Emmett Thompson said it was due to good coaching. Not his coaching, but that of his dad Manuel Netto, who is one of the best ever basketball players out of Santa Cruz. For more than ten years they have been working out on their back yard basket. This article come out prior to the start of league and the Cards record stood at 10 and 2. Phil topped Northern Cal scorers with 209 points for a 17.4 average and had 195 rebounds for a 16.4 average per game.
Paul Henneuse at 145 pounds took third place at the prestige’s end of the season Northern California tournament for the best wrestlers in the Northern half of the state. Paul lost only one match and that was to the eventual winner. Paul a senior was undefeated in league matches. For the season Paul wrestled at the 154 classification and dropped down to 145 for the big meets at the end of the year. During the year, Paul lost only two matches and was tied once. He also was named the outstanding wrestler for the team.
Quad Near Completion; To Improve Campus Life. Outdoor dances and rallies are within days of becoming a reality, when construction of the new quadrangle is completed. The stage is far form being completed, but outdoor plays are usually featured in the Spring. The quad will be able to hold a capacity crowd of some 1700 persons.New Lights Put up on the football field. They are like those at Harvey West stadium Several volunteers from the telephone company gave up their Sunday to put up the arcs. This was done under the expert supervision of Royal Egbert, who is well known to SCHS for his participation at various Dad’s club activities. Others who helped in the project. Al Cunha, Carl Taylor, Jack Plattner, Ray Hedgpeth, Dick Dunham, Ira Randall, Pinky Pedemonte, Dick Tuttle and Bud George.
Open Letter To Students; Budget Overshot. Why is the proposed ASB budget way beyond the student body income? This is the big question facing the commission. So many organizations have asked for so much money that if the requests were all granted, the budget would be approximately $1,000 in the hole.
Why do the cheerleaders need $150? Pom pom girls $150? The Trident need $800, when it only asked for $400 last year. The Cardinal ask for $800, when it never asked for money before? The Boys’ Athletic Association asked for $1,936.50? Since this is such a big controversy on campus, the Trident invites these organizations to write letters defending their requests.
Main heading: HISTORY MAKING YEAR AHEAD AS SCHS UNDERWRITES OWN POOL; FIGHTS FOR BONDS Board Unanimous on Need for February Bond Election. The bond issue is to build a new mid county high school for approximately $2,218,000 for equipment and site. This will average out to around $2,000 per student. Also $400,000 would go toward SCHS boys’ and girls” gym equipment, facilities and a new a music hall and properties.
Tong Launches Campaign To Finance Swim Pool By Spring. For the past 10 years the plan of SCHS having a pool was mere speculation. All this supposing has come to an end. Committee heads were chosen to start coordinating plans to collect the 12 to 18 thousand dollars to make a swimming pool a reality.
Organizations Assist SCHS Swimming Pool. All SCHS student organizations and clubs are pitching into the swimming pool drive. Among those mentioned and the type of booth they will sponsor were the Lettermen’s society, a penny toss. A comment from them, we are going to take in more money than all the other booths put together. GAA and Leaders club will have a marrying bureau. Girls’ Honor society will forecast your future in their fortune telling booth. Hi-Lighters drama club a percentage of their receipts from their recent play. Future Nurses will have dish tossing. Future Teachers will present ring throwing and selling popcorn on campus in the near future. Business Leaders has not yet decided the type of booth. The above clubs have done something toward a SCHS pool. What has your favorite organization done to further our long awaited dream?
Radio station KSCO is allowing the speech class to put on five hours of records, disc jockeyed by class members from 7 to 12 PM. The object of the show is to raise money for the pool by selling ads to local merchants.
The two local doctors, Allen Pederson and Tom Ritchey, who serve as team doctors at SCHS football games contributed their $20 per game fees to the swimming pool fund.
More Swim Pool Money. Many thanks to Mission Hill and Bay View PTA. Mission Hill gave one percent of their profits from their carnival and Bay View gave $100.
The Harvey West Park baseball field, home of the Cardinals, has been reconfigured this year with the outfield fences moved in to 300 feet all the way around, much closer then they were. It changes the game, where home runs will be easier to hit and there will be less extra base hits, which cuts down on base running action. Many city officials are crying foul play.
Tennis and Golf for the 1958-1959 season have been moved from Spring to Fall, which will affect participants who have been participating in football from playing these two sports, unless they drop football. This will affect tennis for next year as Dave Wylie plays football and Art Hutcheon will be a cheer leader.
Dad’s Club Backs TV Raffle. SCHS is fortunate indeed to have a very active Dad’s club working along with the athletic program. In the past the Dad’s have done some great things to better the school. The new concession stands at the football field were the work of this organization. Now with the students in mind, the club has made steps toward getting a 24 inch TV for the cafeteria. For the past week the Lettermen’s society has been selling raffle tickets for 25 cents each or five for a dollar. This raffle will be held at the last game of the basketball tournament. The prize for the winning ticket will be a portable TV set and you do not have to be there to win.
New league schedule for basketball and baseball this season. Instead of a double round of play there will be three rounds making a nine game schedule instead of six. Football stays with a double round.
1957 Best by the Trident sports staff. Here are the Trident’s five choices for the top sports stories of 1957. Tony DeLuca, John Kirby, James Smith, Tex McKeown and many more out-standing athletes made ‘57 one of the most successful years in the school’s recent history.
1. Varsity football team had best record in 13 years with a 7-2 overall season slate and ranked 9th in northern California.
2. Another sport may be added to SC through the work of the swimming pool committee. If SCHS gets its long-wanted pool another team will be added to the campus.
3. In ‘57 the varsity baseball squad won the Monterey invitational tourney.
4. Junior James Smith was the outstanding cager in the basketball tourney leading all comers in scoring and rebounds.
5. All-league is the word for Tony DeLuca as he made two all-star teams, in lightweight football and varsity baseball. He also led the CCAL in batting.
All the teams and players at SCHS made 1957 a year to be remembered.
At the Dad’s Club barbeque a player from each of the 16 sports at Santa Cruz High was presented with a trophy for sportsmanship and hard work. Senior Mike Erickson got the trophy for outstanding senior athlete of the year and a trophy was awarded to Dad’s Club President Ed Banek for his contribution as president. Others who received trophies were John Gil, D basketball; Pat Moore, C basketball; Robert Small, junior lightweight football; Bill Lensen, lightweight football; Charles Lass, JV football; John Kirby, varsity football; Roy Miyoko, wrestling; Bob Alemany, lightweight basketball; Mike Carney, JV basketball; Bill Walters, varsity basketball; Ken Caldwell, golf; Yell Newhall, tennis; Bob Alemany, lightweight track; Lon Bell, varsity track; Don Gerig, JV baseball; Reynold Christensen, varsity baseball.
Coaches: Larry Seimering, head football. Assistant football, Robert Hileman and Brad Lynn. Jim Simpson, head junior varsity football and junior varsity baseball. Will Pokriots, assistant junior varsity baseball. Doug Severin head lightweight football and junior varsity basketball. Walter Wattenburg, assistant football and varsity track. Merlin Bradshow, assistant football and varsity track. Emmett Thompson, varsity basketball and C and D basketball. C.R. Smith, golf. Eade Jordon, tennis. George Moores, wrestling. Bill Dodge, baseball and lightweight basketball.
practice games: Serra of San Mateo 53-19, Castlemont of Oakland 26-0, Riordan of San Francisco 45-33. Practice record 3-0. League: Watsonville 14-13, 31-20; Salinas 7-13, 7-20; Monterey 13-7, 38-26. League record 4-2 for second place. Season 7-2.
First two teams. Ends. Ted Baer, Mike Erickson, Lynn Ragsdale and Joe DeBenedetti.
Tackles, Jim Banek, Bill Trotts, Henry Wall and Wallace Hicks.
Guards, Gordon Athearn, Doug Austin, Robert Barbre, Darrell Kerrick and Ron Zaballos.
Centers, Tom Bryan and Norm Costa
Backs, Curt Cheney, John Kirby, Ken Negro, Richard McKeown, Robert Vajretti
Other players: Charles Lass, Richard Carter, Dean Hocom, Bassinger, John Giraudo, McCray, Kingdom, Mike Tara, King, Dennis Cody, Reed, Campbell, Fred McPherson, Pete Pappas, Al McCommon, Ernie Penrose, Mike Lybrand, Lowe, Mike Aluffi, Miles, Johnson, Bob Eaton, Novak, Dave Wylie, Winters, Ken Caldwell.
Cardinal of the week is end Mike Erickson, who has played three years of lightweights before gaining enough weight to play varsity. In the three games this season, the combination of quarterback Ken Caldwell to the glue fingered Erickson has resulted in eight touchdowns worth 48 points. On one pass, Mike gathered in a short pass, faked out a defender and streaked away on a 60 jaunt. What makes the Cardinal left end so dangerous? He is not blessed with dazzling speed, nor is he big and tall and does not run over many defenders. Well it could be Mike’s brains are paying off. He runs his pass patterns to the letter and is just waiting there for the ball. Like many of the players, Mike has another main interest and that is art. Many of his clever cartoons have appeared on the bulletin board in the gym. Next week the Trident will have the pleasure of showing off one of his masterpieces on the editorial page. (Later on while teaching math at Mission Hill Junior High, Mike drew up the Cardinal symbol used by the school.)
To say the least, the Cardinal offense leaves little to be desired . In the three practice games. They ran up a total of 124 points for an average of 41 points a game.
Cardinal of the week is Gordon Athearn who drove holes for the backs to run against Salinas in 7-13 loss. The 180 pound senior letterman, Athearn a defensive middle guard made 10 tackles. Gordon played JV his sophomore year. Gordon averages between and A and B in his college prep classes. Gordon wrestles in the 180 weight class, is a fierce competitor and this year will be his third year on the squad.
SC Tips Wildcats 14-13. It took all the Cards had to beat the Cats and put them in the cellar. A blocked extra point by Norm Costa, the hero of the game. A roughing the kicker penalty against the Cats, allowed the Cards to control the ball and run out he clock. These helped give the Cards there first win of the season. The outstanding players of the game on defense were Ted Baer and Gordon Athearn. On offense it was Curt Cheney and Tex McKeown.
Cardinals Put Up Goal Line Stand, Down Monterey 13-7. A fired up Dick “Tex” McKeown
started things off right by taking the opening kick off and carrying it into Toreador territory on the 44. After a couple of off tackle plays were stopped, quarterback Ken Caldwell chose to take to the airways. It was a good choice as John Kirby caught a couple of passes to gain yardage and then plunged into the end zone on a running play. This all happened before the fans had a chance to get comfortably settled. Tackle Dave Wylie fell on a fumble on the Toreadors own 30 yard line to set up the last score. Caldwell pushed through the line for the score to make it 12-0 SC. Since Monterey had blocked the first extra point try, this time Kirby took it through the line to score and make it 13-0. Monterey scored later in the first period to end the quarter SC 13-7. It was the last score of the game as the defenses took over. But there were still some scares and hard play needed in the fourth quarter as two Monterey drives were stopped at the goal line. The SC line put on a great show of power and held on at the four and two yard lines. Be sure to go to Salinas tonight and watch the Cards put the Cowboys out of the league lead. I’ll be there–how about you?
Senior tackle, Jim Banek is the player of the week for his best defensive game of the year and being a leading member of the now famous two goal line bunch in the fourth quarter of the Monterey game. The 190 pounder also is a letterman in wrestling. When the big guy comes across the mat, he makes an impressive looking hunk of man. Jim is also chancellor of the Hi Tow Tong, the boys honor society.
In the 7-20 loss to Salinas the Trident sports editor had this to say, last week with homecoming and all, it was one of those games that just have to happen once in a while. Salinas beat us with their team and nothing else, not the bad breaks, the officials or the fact that we were at their field– nothing. Salinas just out charged us in every way. Tackle Wally Hicks received accolades for his fine play. John Kirby was selected player of the week as his coach said he was as good a player as there is in California. In the Salinas loss, he still gained 111 yards in 14 carries for a 8 yards every time he toted the skin. The burly halfback excels in baseball and basketball as well. Kirby is an asset to any team he plays on. Not only for his talent, but also for his love of sports and winning.
Cards Trounce Cats 31-20. History was made last night as the Cards took the Cats for the second time in one season and did it with the juniors, who will be back next year leading the way. The game was not as close as the score indicates as the Cat scores came late while the first team was on the bench. John Kirby established himself as the best rusher in the league. John gained 105 yards and for the second game in a row he gained over 100 yards. Other backfield stars were Ken Negro, Bob Varjetti and Ken Caldwell. Center Norm Costa at 190 is a top defender and linebacker was chosen player of the week for playing his best game of the year.
Cardinals Win Final Tilt With Monterey 38-26 for second place in the league. Their two losses were against Salinas, who won the league with a 5-0-1 record. In the Monterey rout, senior Curt Cheney and Junior John Kirby led the Cards attack on the ground. Cheney a hard driving fullback, gained 97 yards in only 7 carries for a 13 yard average per carry. This was by far his finest effort during his three years playing on the SCHS football squads. John Kirby, always a standout, did not let the fans down as he kept up his scoring leadership with three trips into the end zone. Kirby did not gain 100 yards like he did in the last two games, but he averaged 4 yards a carry and scored 17 touchdowns for the season. Although the Toreadors scored 26 points, it was not the doing of the first team. Monterey scored 20 of their points when the reserves were on the field to gain experience for the championship run next year. The coach had praise for Norm Costa, Darrell Kerrick, Mike Erickson and the entire defensive unit.
Junior John Giraudo was chosen Cardinal of the week for his outstanding play in the last game of the year against Monterey. John was an offensive and defensive end, but with Erickson getting most of the passes thrown to him, John’s main duty was blocking and playing outstanding defense. John spent his first two years playing JV’s preparing himself for this season. His big play in the Monterey game was a pass interception, which he ran back for 40 yards to the Monterey 20.
Looking ahead for next year, one of the favorite phrases used by teams who do not win titles. Twelve to fourteen lettermen from this years squad will be returning next year. Some of the top performers returning are John Kirby, Ken Caldwell, Wally Hicks, Bob Vajretti, Ken Negro, Dave Wylie, Dick Scotter and many more.
Before the beginning of the season, coast county sports writers said, that SCHS was one year away from greatness. We have no way of knowing, but it will be interesting to see what the class of 1959 can produce in the CCAL race.
Cardinal Grid Machine Nabs Second. Redbirds Prove league spoilers. League champion Salinas was the only team to beat the Cards. Senior end Mike Erickson proved to be the seasons most dazzling player, grabbing countless number of spectacular passes, many of which went for pay dirt. Mike supplied the teams color. Converted halfback, Tex McKeown left SCHS several months ago, but his football feats still remain. One of the Flock’s leading ground gainers, he played two years as a first string backfield man. “Jumbo” James Banek’s hole in the line will be a hard one to fill. Students at Monterey high hung their coach in effigy, forcing him to resign. The reason was they thought their team was better than it showed. Of significant nature is the rivalry with the previous CCAL power Watsonville, ended up this year with two wins for the Cards. This does not happen in the normal realm of reality. It should be mentioned of next years potentially great football team of 1959 being the best team in Northern California and one of the best in the history of SCHS. (It did happen,).
Mike Lybrand was awarded the most optimistic player award at the football banquet.
ALL LEAGUE selections are tackle, Wally Hicks and back, John Kirby.
Practice game: Riordan 52-0. League: Watsonville loss, 6-13 Salinas 6-0, loss; Monterey 25-7, 13-7. League record 3-3 tie for second place with Salinas. Season 5-2. Not all games listed. This is the best SC record for a while. Watsonville was undefeated 6-0 for the league title.
Starters: ends, Ken Johnson and David Suggs; tackles, Lloyd Stanton and Bob Berry; guards, Roy Miyoko and Jim Likins; center, Dick Walton; backs, Angelo Ross, Bill Lenson, Skip Tartar, Tony DeLuca and Jim Esquibel. Other players: Terry Chizmar, Chuck Boppell, John Filice, Bruce Bettencourt, Ron Neumann, Angell, Larry McWilliams, Jack Richey, Gary Smith, Geno Panelli, Warren King, Williams, Korba, Gary Hocom, Tinkesse, Meyer, Byran, Skidmore, Bill Aluffi, Nichols, Henry Alemany, Jim Hunt, Chapman, Lee Sirles and Murray.
Against Salinas the Cardlets had a little trouble scoring, but their defense was impassable. Salinas could garner but two first downs and never penetrated within the 40 yard line. It was not until the fourth quarter was there a score. A Cowbabe fumble set up the first score of the game. A Ken Johnson punt was fumbled and it was recovered by Lloyd Stanton on the Salinas 16. On the first play after the fumble recovery, Bruce Bettencourt took a pitch out and faked a run, this gave Johnson time to get clear in the end zone for a pass he received on his knees. It was the Cardlets first six points of the CCAL season. Johnson a six footer, kept Salinas penned in all night with his booming kicks. He not only punts, but kicks off and kicks extra points as well.
In the 25-7 defeat of Monterey, Tony DeLuca and Bruce Bettencourt have been leading the Cardlets in offense and in this game these slim boys did great jobs. DeLuca passed for one touchdown and ran in another one for 24 yards. Bettencourt reeled of a 65 yard run the longest of the year for the Cardlets to score.
After taking a 18-7 lead against Salinas the Cardlets were not able to stop the Cowbabes in the last quarter. Tony DeLuca did all he could to spark the Cardlets as his running and passing was his best this year. His performance should put him in good shape to make the ALL CCAL squad. First year men who have been making a difference are Henry Alemany, Jim Esquibel, Bruce Bettencourt and Angelo Ross at defensive back, who in the past years has been playing basketball instead.
Cardlets Lose tough Game To Wildkittens 6-13. The kittens are undefeated and won the league. Bruce Bettencourt on a 35 yard run to pay dirt, did what no other team has done against the Kittens and that was to score a touchdown. The Cardlets played one of their best games of the season. Seniors going into their last game are Lloyd Stanton, Skip Tartar, Bill Lenson, Jim Likins and Dick Walton.
Cardlets Close Season With Victory Over Toreababes 13-7. With the victory the Cardlets finished the league season with a 3-3 record to tie Salinas for second place. It has been a while since SC has had a winning lightweight team. Players who stood out this game and for the whole year are Tony DeLuca, Lloyd Stanton, Jim Likins, Skip Tarter, Bruce Bettencourt, Bob Berry and Roy Miyoka.
Bill Lenson was awarded the player with the most optimistic attitude at the football banquet.
ALL CCAL LEAGUE
selections were junior, Tony DeLuca a two year letterman. Tony’s hard running impressed the local fans as well as the opponents. Senior tackle, Lloyd Stanton a third year veteran played with heart and desire every down during the game.
Salinas 20-0, 19-14 Monterey 13-18, ?; Watsonville 7-0, 13-12. Not counting the last Monterey game where the Trident had no score the league record was 4-1.
Players: Bob Dabbs, Mickie Reed, Mike Carney, Al McCommon, Bill Murray, Mike Tara, Mickey Aluffi, Gaylord Noblitt, Terry Reynolds, Milo Williams, Ronnie Lowe, Red Bailey, Ray Johnson, Bill Tara, Ronald Tenant, Steve Winters, Hal Roberts, Curt Sandman, Harry Cummings, Bud Kingdom, Rich Novak, Dick Young, Hob Hogan, Dean Hocom, Vaden McCray.
In a 13-18 loss to Monterey the top players were Rich Carter, Carl King, Dean Hocom and Bob Netoff. Carter and Netoff were the Cards that broke into the scoring column.
The Jayvees find themselves in second place only a half game out of the leader’s spot after beating Salinas 20-0. Outstanding players in the game were Bob Dabbs, Dennis Cody, Dean Holcom and freshman Al McCommon, who is an all around athlete as he also plays basketball and baseball well. At 13 years old, the quarterback job is not normally a starting position. In later years you will be hearing a lot of good things about this talented boy.
Quarterback Al McCommon engineered a 19-14 triumph over Salinas. The locals led a half time 12-7, on a 15 yard TD run by Bob Dabbs and a 2 yard plunge by McCommon. A pass from McCommon to Fred McPherson accounted for the last and winning score on a 40 yard play.
JV’s 4-1 With One Game To Go. Beat Watsonville 13-12 after being down going into the fourth quarter 0-12. Quarterback Al McCommon teamed up with one of his favorite targets Fred McPherson and they moved the ball to within striking distance of the goal line. Sophomore Bobby Dabbs scored on an end sweep after spending the precious night seeing some action with the varsity. Then he ran for the extra point. A booming 50 yard punt by Pete Papas set up the winning score. The stocky halfback placed the ball within a yard of the goal line. When the Cats went to punt the ball out it was blocked and McCommon picked it up and scored with no time left on the clock. SC 13-12.
Practice games: Dads Club, Camden 41-49, Los Altos 45-38, Los Gatos 48-46 in two OT to win the consolation title; Bellarmine 37-42, Gridley won, Hill won, Camden 52-63, Campbell 39-36, Los Altos 52-32, Los Gatos 52-49, Burlingame 44-50, Campbell 39-36, and Gridley tournament. This is an incomplete record. League: Monterey won, won, 49-50; Watsonville 49-31, 41-36, 40-31; Salinas won, 49-36, 24-35. League record 7-2, second place. Season record according to the Trident 17-9.
The team was tabbed to come in toward the bottom of the league ended up in second place instead with a 7-2 record. They were tied with Monterey going into the second to last game of the season, but Monterey won the game by one point, which cost the Cards a co-championship. The real downer was the loss to low rated Salinas in the last game of the year were a win would have made the Cards the sole league champs. The team did accomplish a lot more than was anticipated by a lot of hard work and top play by all. Final standings: Monterey 8-1, Santa Cruz 7-2, Salinas 3-6 and Watsonville 0-9.
Team members, year in school if they are not juniors and heights: forwards, John Kirby, 6’1; Charlie Wise, 5’ 11; Bill Walters, SR, 6’; Ken Negro, 6’ and Gil Labrucherie, 5‘11. Centers; James Smith, 6’3; and Dave Kiff, SR, 6’2 . Guards, Angelo Ross, SR, 5’9; Dick Scotter, 5’9; Tom Walker, SR, 5’9 and Ken Caldwell, 5’10. Others: Curt Sandman, 5’11; Dave Wylie 5‘11 and Bob Netoff, SOPH, 6‘3.
At the second annual Santa Cruz Invitational. SC lost to a tall Camden five 41-49. SC couldn’t find the basket in the first quarter and Camden put up a good defense in the third to stop SC cold, when the taller Camden guards compared to the 5-8 Cardinal guards Angelo Ross and Dick Scotter, put up a stubborn defensive game. Ross and Scotter could not work the ball into the forwards or big center James Smith. As a result the score went from a 23-22 lead at halftime to 38-29 at the end of the third period. Even though shorter than Camden, the desire and hustle of the Cards won them the rebounding edge 21 to 17. Coach Emmett Thompson, “This was the best ball club we’ve met all year, including Bellarmine.” Thompson praised Smith for his rebounding work and cited Bill Walters and John Kirby for a good board game. Angelo Ross was singled out for his hustle. The Cards next play Los Altos, who they beat earlier in the season 52-32. Camden moved out to a 46-29 lead early in the fourth period. Here SC changed its strategy and went to a full court pressing man-to-man defense. Both teams had been using a zone up until then. The press bothered Camden and they had trouble getting the ball over the center line. SC tallied 12 points to Camdens three, but the clock ran out. Smith topped rejoinders with 11. Scoring: Walters 6, Kirby 1, Smith 14, Ross 12, Scotter 2, Negro 2, Caldwell 4.
SC entered the finals of the consolation bracket by knocking Los Altos out of the tournament with a 45-38 win over Los Altos. James Smith dominated the game scoring 28 points and had 18 rebounds. Los Altos took a 15-11 first quarter lead. Coach Thompson then changed from a zone to a pressing man-to-man all over the court. Offensively he moved Smith to forward and Kirby to center, but maintained the 0ne-three-one pattern on offense against the Los Altos zone. SC won the second quarter 12-3 to put SC up 23-18 at halftime. Smith had 19 points when he left the game with four minutes left. Scoring: Kirby 8, Walters 3, Smith 19, Ross 8, Scotter 5, Sandman 2, Negro, Wise, Walker, Murray, Wylie and LaMothe 0.
In the consolation finals, SC defeated Los Gatos in double overtime 48-42. Center James Smith hit a jump shot from ten feet out for the win in the “sudden death” double overtime. The score was knotted 46-46 after the first overtime and after the first overtime the first team to score two points in the next overtime wins. Smith won the tip and the Cards passed the ball around for a clear sho for 40 seconds, before Smith made his game winning shot. SC was behind 40-42 with 15 seconds remaining to play in regulation game. Smith again put the locals into the game with a jump shot from the foul line. Angelo Ross put his team ahead at the start of the first overtime on a layup. Los Gatos came right back and scored. Smith hit a set shot from the corner, but two made foul shots by Los Gatos put the game into the second overtime. Top scorers were Smith 23 and Ross 13. John Kirby led the rebounders with 12 followed by Smith with 10. Scoring: Kirby 6, Walters 4. Smith 23, Ross 13, Scotter, Negro 0 and Caldwell 2.
James Smith was an All Tournament selection of the SC Invitational Tournament .
In the win over Andrew Hill, James Smith scored 22 points the first half and ended up with 34 points, the highest total per game in SCHS history. James could have scored more, but with the blow out, did not play the whole game to allow others to compete.
In a practice game win over Campbell 39-36 and without James Smith, John Kirby played center and Angelo Ross scored 24 points on 50 per cent shooting. Ken Negro, Kirby and Bill Walters did well on the boards. Dick Scotter is the most improved player according to his coach as well as the most under rated player on the squad. Bill Walters is coming along well, especially on defense to go along with his rebounding.
Angelo Ross is Cardinal of the week for his fine game against Monterey. Comment from Angelo was “I don’t do anything beside play basketball”, though this is not completely true. Even though on the court it does look like that is all he does with his spare time. Angelo’s goal is to be a math or PE teacher after college. The most exiting game for him this year has been the Monterey game where he notched 14 points for his highest total so far.
The surprising Cards are tied with Monterey for the title even after losing a tough game to them 49-50. James Smith and Angelo Ross have provided the scoring punch for the Cards so far this season with Smith still leading the league in total scoring. Ross, a pepper box, has been hitting consistently on his set shot and jumper from the key. John Kirby, Bill Walters and Dick Scotter round out the starting five. All three have been impressive in the varsity’s past games.
Starting line up through out he season: forwards, John Kirby and Bill Walters; center, James Smith; guards, Angelo Ross and Dick Scotter. Ken Negro and Ken Caldwell were the top substitutes. Negro is a ball hawk and good rebounded, which is why he plays. Caldwell is a fine shot from outside and usually sees action in the league games.
Player of the week Bill Walters has “hustle” as his by word. Bill is senior class president. Bill along with James Smith wear glasses and sometimes have trouble with them. Bill went without them a few weeks ago without a problem. In CCAL play, Bill is averaging 8 points a game to put him in the top ten in league scoring. Bill has a two handed set shot and is a key rebounder.
Senior Bill Walters at forward was always hustling out on the court whether in practice or in the game. Bill was not a high scorer, but he rebounded exceptionally well for his size. The other forward was junior John Kirby, the noted football player showed his athletic ability, desire and athletic knowledge in being an important member of this team.
Junior guard Dick Scotter gained honorable mention by the coaches at the end of the season. Scotter was very effective as a defensive standout and superb passer.
Nine out of the twelve man squad will be back next year and with the addition of good players on the JV and lightweight teams could be even better next year.
Phenomenal 6’4” junior center, James Smith won many honors this season. He was ALL TOURNAMENT at the Dads Club and the end of the season Gridley tournaments. James was a ALL CCAL selection. He was the top scorer in the league with a 20 points per game average. To top things off James made first team in the ALL NORTHERN CALIFORNIA team and was second in scoring. In addition James smashed most scoring and rebounding records. In the 24 game season James maintained his 20 points a game average.
Senior Angelo Ross was a ALL CCAL selection also. The diminutive 5’9” guard was the team leader and quarterback of the team. Angelo scored at a rate of 11 points per game in league. Angelo started his career here playing D and C and lightweight basketball. This year he was a defensive back on the title contending lightweight football team. And he played tennis this year. Angelo was this senior class salutatorian, second in grade point average in the class. Angelo plans to attend UC Riverside or San Jose State as a math major and a PE minor. (Angelo went on to a long term teaching career at his old school, Mission Hill Junior High. He has coached for over forty years at Mission Hill, Marrello Prep, Holy Cross and Palma high with his old high school buddy Norm Costa of the class of ‘59. Angelo was also very active in youth leagues giving of his time freely there as well as many open gyms at Mission Hill. Angelo without a doubt has given more hours to youth than anyone in the area. Who else has worked with so many sports and put in more in over forty years? Angelo has coached three major sports: football, basketball and baseball. He started doing this when he was in high school as well.)
LIGHTWEIGHT BASKETBALL LEAGUE CHAMPS
The first since 1948.
Practice games: won 3 games at Salinas preseason tournament for the championship. Other practice games: Burlingame loss, Camden loss, Bellarmine 43-39, Los Altos 49-22, Andrew Hill 56-35, Gilroy won, Campbell won, Los Gatos won. Practice record 9-2. League: Monterey 38-35, 46-47, won; Watsonville 54-31, 41-36, 49-31; Salinas won, 24-35, 47-46 overtime. League record 7-2, Champions by a margin of two games. Season 16-4.
League standings: Santa Cruz 7-2, Salinas 5-4, Monterey 4-5 and Watsonville 2-7.
Team members and heights: forwards: Al McCommon, 5’8; Mike Dominguez, 5’10; Pat Moore, 5’10 and Jim Kowal, 5‘9. Center: Ken Johnson, 5’11; and Ted Henthorne, 5‘11. Guards, Bob Alemany, 5’3; Bob Dabbs, 5’6; Art Hutcheon, 5’5; and Bruce Bettencourt, 5‘7; and Dave Hutcheon, 5’6. Others see lightweight reserves below.
The Cardlets made a poor showing against Salinas losing 24-35. They were so far down in the fourth quarter, the reserves finished up the game.
In a 41-36 triumph over Watsonville the Cardlets are the league leaders with a 4-1 record. Alvin McCommon, Bob Alemany and center Ken Johnson sparked a second half drive to victory. After standing around the first half losing 13-19, the Cardlets came out fast breaking and speeding up the game to start the second half. Sophomore Mike Dominguez started to really hustle to go along with his deadly shooting touch to earn himself more playing time.
Cardlets Are Champs First Time In 10 Years. Cardlets turned back the Wildkittens 49-36, while Salinas beat Monterey by one point to secure the title for the locals. After an 8-8 tie at the end of the first quarter, SC poured it on in the second quarter and were never headed as SC held a 26-10 halftime lead. Little Bob Alemany sparked the club scoring 17 points the first half and at one point had twice the points as the Wildkittens. Late in the third quarter, Alemany and McCommon came out for the night, they thought. Watsonville came within 9 points and they reentered the game. Alemany sank four foul shots and Common a field goal to put the game out of reach. Alemany ended up with 25 points and had his best all around game of the year. Pat Moore led the rebounding with 10 followed by McCommon. Ken Johnson and Bob Dabbs were commended for their defensive work.
Cardlets Edge Salinas Five; Final League Record 7-2. In the last league game the Cardlets had all they could handle from the Cowbabes having to go overtime to win 47-46. Diminutive Bob Alemany sparked the Cardlet offense pacing the team with 25 points to win the league scoring title by 4 points over teammate Al McCommon. The coach was very pleased with this team which lost only four games, even though last years team did not lose any games. He said, “ boys like Bob Dabbs and Pat Moore really came through in the clutch. Bobby, who picked up his furious pace when things got tight and Pat for toughness in controlling the boards. The team spirit, hustle and consistent play. No big ups or downs during the season. Good effort through out the season made the season so successful.”
Lanky junior Ken Johnson, the team center, just missed making the all league squad after helping control the boards and scoring at a 7 points per game average.
Sleek sophomore Bobby Dabbs an outstanding defensive man with lightning speed was the other starting guard. Dabbs although not a high scorer came through with amazing feats to steal the show on occasions. Not very tall, Bob can jump higher than men three and four inches taller than he.
An unknown at the first of the season, Pat Moore, managed to fight his way up to first string by the end of the season. Never reluctant to go in and fight for the ball. Moore was always hustling. Pat gained notice in the middle of the season and was soon playing in all the games.
The Cardlets sparked by freshman Al McCommon and diminutive junior Bobby Alemany, both were ALL CCAL. McCommon was the first freshman to make ALL LEAGUE. It was Alemany’s second straight year to be selected.
Alemany, a 5’3” guard was the mainspring of the team, never easing up under tension. Bob not only stood out defensively, but topped the league in scoring also. Bob had a game where he could have broken the school scoring record, but this fact was unknown by the coach, who with a big lead in the game, replaced Bob before he could get that next basket. With all his desire to play, Bob will probable move up to varsity next year, even though he would again be the top man in the lightweight league. This shows what a competitor Bob is.
Freshman Al McCommon, a 14 year old phenom made ALL CCAL after being the leading scorer in 7 out of the 9 games played. Al lost out to Alemany in the last game. The sharp shooting forward showed rebounding skills also being the top rebounder on the team.
Holy Cross 41-38, Bellarmine 22-31, Samuel Ayer 44-27, St. Francis of Watsonville 22-35, Watsonville 36-35, 27-29, 39-35. Only scores listed.
Team members: Dave Young, Mike Tara, Dennis Cody, Larry McWilliams, Mike Carney, Terry Mealiff, Ron Worrell, Bob Netoff, Allison, Sanders, Novak, Angell, Ritchey, Gregory and Gene Williams.
Scoring in the 44-27 win over Ayer: forwards: Worrell, 2 Carney 4, Williams 3, Novak and Sanders 0. Guards, Cody 19, Tara 4, Angell 1, Ritchey 3, Gregory 2. Center, Netoff 6.
JV’s Garner Win Over Watsonville 39-35. “Team Effort” was the answer of how it happened. The starting line up was forwards, Bob Netoff and Dennis Cody; center, Ron Worrell; guards, Dave Young and Mike Tara. Subs in game Mike Carney, Sanders, Novak and Ritchey.
SLV 58-39, Palma 34-23, Holy Cross 47-35, St. Francis of Watsonville 33-35 in double overtime. Only games listed.
Starters at the beginning of the season: forwards, Don McDuffee and Bob Lockwood; center, Pat Moore; guards, Bob Dabbs and Bruce Bettencourt. Other forwards: Ted Henthorne, Jim Kowal and Tim Mealiffe; guards, Art Hutcheon and Frank Gill. These players also suit up for the regular lightweight team. They also play the Junior Highs. All their games are not listed either.
C and D Cagers End Season; Defeating Bellarmine and Salinas. The C and D teams had an impressive season that ended with both teams beating Salinas.
Record 9-1 Salinas 32-16 Bellarmine 29-20, 29-22. Only scores listed.
Team members: Art Hutcheon, Bob Alemany, Hauso, Sousa, Briery, Bob Lockwood, Tom Sanders, Pat Moore, Don McDuffee, Jerry Briery and Sullivan.
They beat Bellarmine for the second time, 29-22. These two losses to SC were the only ones for the Bells. Bob Alemany is a name that always comes up in basketball discussions. In the Bellarmine game he scored 14 points. Other top players were Art Hutcheon, Pat Moore, Bob Lockwood and Don McDuffee.
Junior guard Bob Alemany was elected captain. Bob was the leading scorer with a 11 points per game average
Record 7-3 Salinas 22-16 Bellarmine 27-23, 26-22. Only scores listed.
Players: Don Lemmon, Bud Bates, Fred Phyffer, Ealy, Don Gerig, Bruce McPherson, Dilworth, Mac Morreli, John Gill, Bill Fransen, Dave Hutcheon,
D player, Bruce McPherson was the star of the latest Bellarmine game scoring 9 points and playing good defense. The freshman was not on the starting five at the beginning of the season, but as the season went on he played most every quarter and helped the team with his hustle and scoring.
Mac Morelli was chosen team captain. John Gill averaged 8 digit’s a game for high point honors.
Some of the dual meet scores: Lincoln 27-21, Watsonville 23-29, Gilroy 14-25 and Salinas 21-24. Seven wins and seven losses. A number of matches were very close and could have gone either way. The team would have won most of these close meets had not such wrestlers as Gordon Athearn, Wallace Hicks and Jim Banek not been injured during the early part of the season.
The winners and their weight classes in the first match of the year. 103, Karst; 112, Jim Hunt; 127. Bill Lenson; 145, Jim Likins; heavyweight, Wally Hicks. Losers: 120, Pesce; 133, Gaylord Noblitt; 138, Roy Miyoka; 154, Dan McLellan; 165, Henry Wall; 175, Bob Vajretti; 191, Jim Banek.
In the loss to Gilroy the winners in the lower weights were Jim Hunt, Bill Lenson, Jim Likins and Roy Miyoka. Losers were Fred Karst, Bill Wall, and Tony DeLuca. Winner in the upper weights was Terry Reynolds. The losers were Henry Wall, Dan McLellan, Dick Carter and Charles Wood. Jim Likins continued his overpowering ways by pinning his man. It was the seniors twelfth win in a row without a loss. Jim Hunt was the leading point getter when he beat his man. It is the 133 pounders tenth victory. Bill Lenson also gained praise as he fought to a 4-4 draw. Freshman Bill Wall, although out weight by 15 pounds refused to be pinned by the top man in the B league. No one in that weight class was available, so Bill was willing to fill in against a larger and more experienced man.
Lenson Places Fifth In NC Tourney. Bill Lenson, 133 pound grappler, took fifth place in the Northern California Wresting tournament. Bill was pitted against 17 of the best wrestlers that Northern California had to offer, from Bakersfield to the Oregon border. Lenson won two matches and lost two, which gave SCHS three points and a respectable ranking in the tourney as many of the 70 schools involved did not score a point. The only CCAL wrestler to place first in the tournament was Watsonville unlimited wrestler Marv Marinovich. Lenson won the right to enter the Nor Cal by placing second at the section meet. The others who placed high enough in the CCAL meet qualified for the section meet. Those matmen were Roy Miyoka, Henry Wall and Tony DeLuca. Lenson had a 12-1 record for dual meets. The records show the popular senior won 56 points for the team, while only losing 3 matches all year. Bill is in good condition with a lot of determination and will power to take down his weight during the week.
Bill Lenson selected ALL CCAL along with Roy Miyoka, Henry Wall and Tony DeLuca
Practice games: Los Altos 6-4, Bellarmine 6-2, MPC 0-4, Washington in two double headers 6-12 and 3-5, 4-3 and 12-2; Campbell 3-7, San Jose State Frosh 7-10, 3-2; San Benito JC 10-1 Serra 4-2. Practice record 7-5 including the college games. Without the college games it is 5-3. League Monterey 5-6, 6-0, 1-0; Salinas 0-3, 2-10, 2-3 in eight innings. Watsonville 16-6, 9-2, 0-1. League record 4-5, third place. Season 11-10. In a post season unofficial game with local semi pro SC Seahawks the Cards lost 3-11.
The team at the beginning of the season.
Pitchers: Juniors, Fred McPherson, Ken Negro also OF and 3B and senior, Reynold Christensen also Of. Catchers: Junior, Ken Johnson and senior, Norm Costa. First base, freshman, Bob Lockwood. Second base: junior, Bruce Bettencourt. Third base: senior, Ron Zaballos and Dave Young a sophomore. Short stop: junior, John Kirby. Outfielders: Seniors Tony Victoria and Roy Miyoka, juniors, Tony DeLuca, Pete Pappas, Dan McLaughlin and Dave Lemmon and freshmen, Al McCommon for part of the season and the rest on JV.
Cards in Mid Season Form. Big Sixth Frame Gives SC 6-4 Win over Los Altos in the first game of the delayed season. A big five run sixth inning turned the tables after Los Altos had taken a 4-1 lead in the fifth. Senior Reynold Christensen started and went 4 1/3 innings and was relieved by junior Fred McPherson, who finished the game for the win. Fred at one point struck out five straight batters. The coach was pleased with the way the team played, since there has been hardly any practice on the field and no infield work at all. Still the Cards had only one error. Lineup: Bettencourt 2B, 3-1; Zaballos SS, 3-3; Victoria RF, 2-1; Kirby 1B, 3-1; Pappas CF, 2-0; Negro CF, 2-1; DeLuca LF, 3-0; Costa C, 1-0; Johnson C, 2-1; Young 3B, 1-0; Scotter 3B, 3-1; Christensen P, 2-0 and McPherson P, 1-1. RBI’s: Victoria 2, Kirby, Zaballos and Negro one each.
Cards Knock Out 14 Hits; Rout Bells 6-2. Bruce Bettencourt, Dick Scotter and Reynold Christensen were singled out for their contributions to the win. The SC attack pounded out 14 hits. Bettencourt went four for five and drove in two runs, while Scotter went three for five. Christensen started and went four innings, allowing one unearned run and only two hits. McPherson worked the next three allowing only two hits and giving up a run. Lineup:
Bettencourt 2B, 5-4; Zaballos SS, 4-0; Scotter 3B, 5-3; Kirby 1B. 5-1; Negro CF, 4-0; Victoria RF, 3-1; DeLuca LF, 3-1; Costa C, 2-0; McPherson P, 2-1; Christensen P, 1-0; Johnson C, 2-2. Kirby tripled and Scotter doubled. Scotter and Victoria both scored two runs, while Kirby and DeLuca had one each. RBI’s, Bettencourt 2, Kirby, Negro and Johnson one each.
Reynold Christensen had his curve breaking, while tossing a nifty three hitter against Monterey Peninsula College and still lost 0-4. The Cards were no hit. The rain and condition of the upper diamond limits field practice time. An extra two innings were played after the regular game at the MPC field and Fred McPherson struck out all six hitters. The Cards scored two runs by Bettencourt and DeLuca in the extra innings.
Locals Bang 10 Hits In CCAL Opener in 16-6 win over Watsonville. Both teams showed signs of lack of practice due to recent rains. Watsonville committed twelve errors, which contributed to all but one run and the Cards had only two errors. The Cards took a 2-0 lead without getting a hit in the first inning on two walks, two sacrifices and four errors. Fred McPherson went the distance on the mound after surviving a shaky start. The Cards are scheduled to play Salinas tomorrow and that is why McPherson went all the way today. Watsonville came right back with three runs in the first as McPherson seemed to be a little tense. In the second inning he gave up two hits and then struck out the side. At one point Fred struck out eight successive batters and had a total of 12 for the game. The Cards scored one in the second inning, seven in the third, one in the fifth and five in the sixth. Watsonville’s last three runs came in the last inning. Top hitters were Bettencourt, who continued his solid hitting going three for three including a triple, two runs batted in and five runs scored. Ron Zaballos went three for five and one RBI. Others with RBI’s: DeLuca 3, Miyoka and Victoria one each. Lineup: Bettencourt 2B, 3-3; Miyoka CF, 3-0; DeLuca LF, 3-1; Victoria RF, 4-1; Negro 1B, 4-1; Johnson C, 4-1; Zaballos SS, 5-3; McCommon PR, Young 3B, 4-0 and McPherson P, 2-0.
Locals Lead Both Games, Can’t Hold On. Washington High of Centerville (now the city of Fremont in the East Bay) took both ends of a double header 6-3 and 12-5. The Cards played two of their sloppiest fielding games of the year. SC took a 3-0 lead in the first inning and that was their scoring for the game. Ken Negro went the route, allowing seven hits, walked six and struck out three. In the second game, Reynold Christensen started and went four innings striking out five. Curt Sandman pitched the fifth and Ron Worrell the six inning. Bruce Bettencourt paced the nine hit Card attack going three for four. Roy Miyoka collected two hits and Norm Costa tripled.
Chris Allows Only Two Hits: SC Fall 3-0 to Salinas. Reynolds “Chris” Christensen went the distance for the Cards in a heart breaking loss. In his first league start and in a pivotal league game, Chris seemed a little nervous as the game began. He gave up two hits, walked one and another was safe on a error in the first inning, when the Cowboys scored their first two tallies. There after he pitched five inning of hitless ball. An unearned run scored in the fifth, before Chris struck out two of the most powerful hitters in the league to get out of the inning. Salinas’ ace pitcher lefty Vernon Kemp has a shut out string of 16 innings in CCAL play. He also allowed only two hits today. He pitched nine innings to a 0-0 tie with Monterey Friday and came back today to throw 109 pitches and strike out 11. The game lasted only two hours and five minutes. (One of the fastest games recorded that we have seen. There have been some 2:15 games) SC hit only four balls out of the infield, including Ron Miyoka’s single. The only other Card hit was a swinging bunt down the third base line by Ron Zaballos.
Campbell Beats Cards 7-3; 9 SC Errors led to fourth straight losses. Bruce Bettencourt and Ron Zaballos once again paced the Card hitters with two for four each with Zaballos tripling.
Tony Victoria hit a double for the Cards only RBI as he drove in Bettencourt in the third inning. A six run rally in the bottom of the fourth enabled the Bucs to overcame a 3-0 Card lead. Two hits, two walks and five Card errors did the damage to the Cards. Losing pitcher Fred McPherson gave up only one earned run as he pitched a complete game.
Errors Costly In Second Loss as Cards lose to Monterey 5-6. Infield errors allow the winning run to score in the bottom of the seventh. Reynold Christensen started and went 4 1/3 innings, striking out four and allowing three earned runs. He was relieved by Fred McPherson who gave up no earned runs. Monterey scored one run in the first inning and two in the second, but the Cards scored four in the top of the third to go ahead 4-3. Monterey came back to tie 4-4. The Cards scored their last run in the fourth to go ahead 5-4. In the fifth Monterey scored again to tie 5-5. The Cards came to life and showed signs that they wanted to play ball. It was their best performance since the recent rains, but the hustle was still not good enough. John Kirby, who seemed to be the instigator in the rise of the Cardinal spirit, pulled off a double steal to help the Cards get back into the game. Ken Johnson made a good call on a pitch out to stop a Toreador squeeze play. RBI’s: Kirby, Victoria and Zaballos. Lineup: Bettencourt 2B, 3-0; Miyoka CF, 4-0; Kirby 1B, 3-1; Victoria RF, 3-1; Zaballos SS, 2-1; McCommon PR; Young SS, 1-0; Negro 3B, 3-1; Johnson C, 3-1; DeLuca LF, 3-1; McLaughlin LF, 1-0; Christensen P, 1-1 and McPherson P, 1-0.
Hard Hitting Cards Fall Again 10-7 to the San Jose State Freshman team. Six hits and five errors put the frosh up 8-0 at the end of the second, but they only scored two more runs in the game. The Cards won the last five innings. The Cards had eight hits and the coach commented that “it was the best offensively the Cards have looked this year. Some outs were well hit line drives.” Freshman Bob Lockwood up from the JV pulled a triple down the third base line and did well around the bag at first. He will probably stay their, the rest of the season. Ken Negro and Roy Miyoka paced the hitters with two blows apiece.
Cards Spoil Kemp’s Shutout String, But Lose 3rd Loop Game to Salinas 2-10. The Cards broke Kemp’s string of 27 consecutive shutout innings in CCAL play, but it took errors by his teammates to do it. The game saw only one more hit than errors and there were 14 base raps. As usual, the Cards made the majority of the miscues, nine to be exact. McPherson started on the mound and gave up four earned runs. Christensen relieved and gave up no earned runs. Lockwood played well at first and got a hit. Lineup: Bettencourt 2B, 2-1; Young 2B, 2-0; Miyoka CF, 2-0; McLaughlin CF, 1-0; Kirby SS, 3-0; Victoria RF, 2-0; Zaballos 3B, 2-0; Negro 3B, 1-1; Costa C 2-0; Johnson C, 1-0; DeLuca LF 3-0; Lockwood 1B, 3-1; McPherson P, 0-0; Pappas PH, 0-0 and Christensen P, 2-1.
McPherson Allows Only three Hits in a 3-2 win over San Jose State Frosh. There is joy in Mudville today as the Cards stopped a seven game losing streak. Nary a time did the stocky McPherson’s effectiveness wear thin. Fred handcuffed the Frosh to a paltry three hits, no earned runs, two walks and six strike outs. Comment from the coach, “Fred looked like he did last year. The whole team played well. This is the best they have played all year.” for this game the lineup saw new faces and a new order: Lockwood 1B, 3-0; McPherson P, 3-1; Kirby SS, 3-0; Negro 3B, 1-0; Victoria RF, 2-0; Johnson C, 2-0; DeLuca LF, 2-0; McLaughlin CF, 1-0; Zaballos PH, 1-0; Young 2B, 1-0; Bettencourt 2B, 1-0 and Miyoka CF, 1-1.
Card Nine Stops League Losing Streak. Locals Get 2nd Loop Triumph. Christensen Goes The Route, Loses Shutout in 5th Frame. In the 9-2 win over Watsonville, Reynold Christensen limited the Cats to four hits, no earned runs, struck out six and walked two. Chris went the distance the second time this year and matched his excellent game he pitched against Salinas. Comment from the coach, “With continued games like this, Chris is a threat to win every game.” the Card defense was improved as it made only three errors to Watsonville’s four.
RBI’s: Two each for Kirby, Victoria, Johnson and Christensen, plus Negro with one. Lineup: Bettencourt 2B, 4-1; Miyoka LF, 3-0; Kirby SS, 3-1; Negro 3B, 1-0; Victoria RF, 4-1; Johnson C, 3-1; Christensen P, 3-1; DeLuca CF, 3-0 and Lockwood 1B, 1-0.
Locals Grab Two Games From Washington to avenge the two losses to the Huskies earlier in the season. Fred McPherson went the distance in the opener giving up seven hits, walking two and striking out seven for a 4-3 win. Lineup: Lockwood 1B, 2-0; Christensen PH 1-1; Young 1B, 0-0; McPherson P, 2-1; Kirby SS, 4-2; Negro 3B, 4-0; Victoria RF, 3-1; Bettencourt 2B, 3-0; Miyoka CF, 3-1; Costa C, 2-1; McCommon SS, 0-0; Johnson C, 0-0; and Pappas LF, 3-1.
Second game against Washington was also a Card win 12-2. Ken Negro went the distance giving up two hits, striking out four and walking six, while hitting a double, driving in three runs, going two for two and scoring three runs. A pretty fair days work. Others with RBI’s were Bettencourt and Pappas with two and Johnson and Gerig with one. Lineup: Lockwood 1B, 4-1; McCommon CF, 3-1; Victoria RF, 1-1; Negro P, 2-2; Johnson C, 1-0; Bettencourt 2B, 1-0; Gerig 2B, 1-0; Pappas LF, 4-0; Young 3B, 3-0 and Bruce McPherson 2B, 2-0.
Freshmen Bruce McPherson and Don Gerig were called up from JV’s to get some varsity experience. Two other freshmen already with the varsity are Bob Lockwood and Al McCommon. Sophomore Dave Young is vying for a starting infield position.
Kirby Hits 2 Run Homer, McPherson Hurls 2 Hitter in 6-0 win over Monterey. Cards 2 Games Behind Salinas. Fred McPherson has found himself and is throwing like he did last year. It gives the team a big lift. Fred fanned eight, did not walk a man and at one point retired 18 men in a row. His curve was bending and he took more time between pitches. Fred got the best support possible from his teammates. They did not commit an error for the first time this year. Bob Lockwood, Kirby, Ken Negro and Bruce Bettencourt all turned in fine fielding plays of difficult chances, although they were not spectacular. John Kirby made history for the Cardinals as he hit the first Cardinal home run over the “spacious” 300 foot from home and 12 feet high fence. The poke went into the scenic swamp that surrounds the ball park during rainy season. The homer scored Bruce Bettencourt, who had singled moments before. Bettencourt is currently leading the league in batting average with a .444 average. Lineup: Bettencourt 2B, 4-3; Kirby SS, 4-2; Christensen LF, 4-1; Negro CF, 4-0; Victoria RF. 3-1; Zaballos 3B, 2-1; Johnson C, 3-1; McPherson P, 3-0 and Lockwood 1B, 3-1.
New Pennant Hopes. Cards Win Fifth Straight, Wildcats Defeat Salinas. With the Salinas defeat, the Cards are now within two games of the Cowboys. The Cards defeated San Benito Junior College 10-1. The Cards pitchers gave up no earned runs. Fred McPherson started and went three innings, striking out four and giving up three hits. Reynold Christensen pitched the next three innings striking out three, giving up two hits and walking one. He also hit a triple and went two for three at the plate, scored two runs and drove in three runs. Curt Sandman pitched the last inning and struck out one and gave up two hits. Others with RBI’s were Miyoka and Lockwood with two each and Dave Young and Pete Pappas one each.
The Cards stretched their current winning streak to seven games last night defeated Serra of San Mateo 4-2 at Harvey West with approximately 200 chilled fans looking on. In a fine tune up for the crucial Salinas game coming up. Salinas has a two game lead over the Cards and a win would narrow the lead to one game and the Cowboys still have to play up and coming Monterey twice. Ken Negro started and effectively went three innings. A nice play by Lockwood and Kirby ended up in a double play. Lockwood fielded a bunt down the first base line and tagged out the hitter. A runner who was on first went for third, but Kirby who had started toward second for a force, had to reverse his path and try to beat the runner to third. Bob, who later was a quarterback, hit big John in stride for the out at third. McPherson pitched the next two innings and Christensen the last two to keep them ready for Salinas. Lockwood went two for four to play well offensively and defensively. The two other Card hits were by Ron Zaballos, who also drove in a run as did Ken Negro. Christensen drove in a run with a sacrifice fly.
Cowboys Tip Cards In 8 Frames 3-2. A squeeze bunt in the last half of the eighth inning after the Cowboys had scored the tying run on a wild pitch moments earlier was the death blow to the Cards CCAL pennant hopes. Two miscues helped set up the scores. The loss also stopped the Cards seven game win streak. Fred McPherson struck out 9, walked 2, gave up five hits and only one earned run against the hardest hitting team in the league. Four Card errors did not help his cause. Ken Negro made two fine throws to home. One was a one hopper to catcher Ken Johnson, who blocked the plate and tagged out the runner. The exact same play was a close and disputed play, but the runner was declared safe to tie the score. SC broke a 1-1 tie at the top of the eighth on Bob Lockwood’s single and Reynold Christensen’s ground rule double. Lockwood, who had a two for four day scored the Cards first run in the third inning, when his single got away from an outfielder trying to make a shoe string catch as Bob circled the bases for a 1-0 lead. Christensen had three hits, a double and a RBI to show he was a hitter as well as a pitcher. Chris came through in three pinch hitting roles and has played the outfield when not pitching in the last ten games. Lineup: Bettencourt 2B, 4-1; Lockwood 1B, 4-2; Kirby SS, 4-0; Christensen LF, 4-3; Zaballos 3B, 4-1; Victoria RF, 3-0; Negro CF, 3-0; Johnson C, 3-1 and McPherson P, 3-0.
Fred McPherson allowed Monterey only three hits to win 1-0. Fred fanned 11 and walked one to shut out the Dores for the second consecutive time. His fast ball was moving and his curve ball was breaking sharply. The win evened Fred’s league won loss record to 3-3. The lone run came in the third, when Tony Victoria walked, McPherson bunted him to second and was safe at first. Bruce Bettencourt grounded out and the runners advanced. With Bob Lockwood at he plate with two strikes the pitcher went for the strike out, but threw a curve ball in the dirt for a wild pitch and Victoria scored from third. John Kirby made a great backhanded stop of a ball in the hole that looked like a hit all the way, but by keeping the ball in the infield saved a run and the game. Ken Negro crashed into the outfield fence to catch a line drive. Ken Johnson made a terrific attempt to catch a foul pop up in the seventh and crashed into the first base dugout. The players were in a full out mode for this crucial game. There were only two errors, one for each team. Monterey’s Enea got a hit to take over the batting lead with a .417 average to widen his league lead ahead of Christensen at .368 and Bettencourt at .360. At this time SC and Monterey are tied for second with 4-4 records. Salinas is 6-1. Victoria and McPherson had the only two hits for the Cards. Lineup: Bettencourt 2B, Lockwood 1B, Kirby SS, Christensen LF, Zaballos 3B, Negro CF, Johnson C, Victoria RF and McPherson P.
Christensen Loses 3 Hit Performance on an unearned run in the bottom of the third inning for a 1-0 loss to Watsonville, who just last week upset league leading Salinas. It was another heart breaking loss for “Chris” as both his losses in league were by unearned runs. Only one other batter reached third base. He gave up three hits and only walked one. John Kirby was not available and a player who had never played infield before was inserted at shortstop and made two errors which allowed the run to score. This mistake can be chalked up to the coach not the player. Two base running mistakes with the runners in scoring position also hurt the Cards. The Cards only were able to get the ball out of the infield four times and had only two were hits by Bettencourt and Johnson. Ron Zaballos played a good defensive game at third base with one eye practically closed after a bad hop caught him in the face during infield practice.
At the beginning of the season the sports “experts” predicated “on paper” SCHS had the best team in the league. But things did not go according to plan and unusually rain cut back drastically on practice and games played. The rain lasted through pre season and the first third of the league season. This loss of time on the field hurt the development of the team. They were able to come on at the end of the season.
Pitcher senior Reynold Christensen, who was a top hitter in the league played outfield when not pitching. Chris threw everything, but his hat and glove at opposing batters. But when he was pitching the Cards could not seem to score. Reynold and his cohort as top pitchers on the team, junior Fred McPherson had good earned run a averages and finished strong after a shaky start due in part by the rain. A major league scout had this to say about Fred, prefect physical size as well as mental ability, baseball instinct and good poise. John Kirby played three different positions during the season, filling in where needed. John started at his normal first base spot, went to third and ended up at short stop. Mid way through the season, freshman Bob Lockwood came up from JV to play first base an in his first game against the San Jose State Frosh drilled a triple to left field to solidify his place on the team right away. New comer senior Ron Zaballos moved around defensively and hit a solid .300 in league. Senior Norm Costa and junior Ken Johnson were consistent and steady behind the plate. The scout mentioned above in the Trident, said he liked the nice cuts Ken Negro and Pete Pappas were taking and with more work could be prospects. Against the dominate pitcher in the league, Salinas’ Vern Kemp the Cards lost all three games, getting two runs in 22 innings played against him. In the last game, Fred McPherson pitched a nifty game and lost 2-3 in eight innings.
Salinas and Monterey tied for the championship followed by the Cards. The Cards won their series against Monterey two to one. Monterey beat Salinas in the last game of the season and then beat them again in a make up game for a tie game they had earlier in the season to catch the Cowboys. With one more win the Cards could have tied for the title.
Card Nine’s Poor Showing Attributed to 65 Errors. Errors, errors and more errors, which averaged out to slightly over three per game. That is why the Cards had a somewhat disappointing season. The pitching statistics back this up, too. Of 86 runs surrendered by the hurlers, only 47 were earned. The hurlers had a fine 2.28 ERA mark. Most victimized by errors was Reynold Christensen, who gave up 15 unearned tallies. Fred McPherson had his teammates let in another dozen runs via errors. Ken Negro was charged with seven unearned tallies. Bruce Bettencourt was the only player to play in every game and led in most categories starting with hitting a .328 average. Christensen was the only other player to hit over 300 with a .306 average. The following are categories Bettencourt led in followed by the next closes players. Games played: Bruce 21, Johnson, Victoria and Negro 19. At bats: Bruce 67, Negro 52, Zaballos 49, Victoria 48 and Kirby 44. Runs scored: Bruce 16, Victoria 15. Negro 10, Miyoka and Kirby 8. Hits: Bruce 22, Zaballos 13, Christensen, Miyoka and Victoria 11. There were only 5 doubles, 6 triples and one home run hit by the Cards. Other players led in the following stolen bases: Miyoka 5, Bettencourt, Zaballos and Negro 3. The rest are listed below.
Sentinel Hitting Statistics by name, games played, at bats, RBI’s and averages.
G AB R RBI AV
Bettencourt 21 47 16 9 328
Christensen 16 36 4 10 306
Miyoka 14 38 8 8 289
Zaballos 17 49 5 8 265
Johnson 19 37 9 5 243
Victoria 19 48 15 8 229
McPherson 16 27 7 0 222
Kirby 15 44 8 9 205
Lockwood 13 35 6 2 200
Pappas 8 16 1 4 188
Costa 11 17 0 0 176
Negro 19 52 10 8 173
DeLuca 15 40 6 5 150
McCommon 9 10 4 1 100
Young 12 23 5 0 000
McLaughlin 6 4 0 0 000
B McPherson 1 2 0 0 000
Gerig 1 1 0 1 000
Scotter 2 8 3 0 500
Totals 21 554 103 78 226
Pitching Records by name, games pitched, innings pitched, won-lost, strike outs, base on balls, hit by pitch, runs, hits, earned runs, complete games and earned runs.
Name G IP W-L SO BB HB R H ER CG ERA
Negro 3 16 1-1 8 16 0 10 9 3 2 1.32
Chrisensen 12 54 3-5 51 24 3 32 39 17 4 2.22
McPherson 16 71 7-4 86 25 4 36 57 24 7 2.37
Baptista 1 1 0-0 1 0 0 5 3 0 0 0.00
Sandman 2 2 0-0 1 1 0 2 3 2 0 7.00
Worrell 1 1 0-0 1 0 0 1 2 1 0 7.00
Totals 21 145 11-10 148 66 7 89 123 47 13 2.28
Sophomores Baptista, Sandman and Worrell pitched for the JV’s,
Sentinel. June 5. Bettencourt, Christensen Are Placed On ‘58 Team. Bruce Unanimous. Of the twelve man ALL CCAL team only four are seniors. Junior Bruce Bettencourt was one of only three players who were unanimous choices. Bruce was the 1958 league batting champion with a .357 average in league play and was selected as the top second baseman in the league. Reynold Christensen finished the year hitting .318, but at one time led the league in hitting. Reynold was the only senior pitcher in the entire circuit and did a lot of pitching during the year. He had the second best ERA in the loop, a 1.28 mark. Reynold played the outfield, when he didn’t pitch. (Reynold on the JV team was a pitcher by trade and didn’t play the field. This year he convinced the coach he was not clowning when he said he could hit and hit he did.)
Palma 2-12, St Francis of Watsonville 9-1. League: Monterey 9-1, 3-0; Salinas 3-6, 4-3; Watsonville 5-3. Scores incomplete. Going into the last game of league the Cardinals are leading the league with a 5-3 record, which guarantees them at least a co-championship.
Probable starting line up for the first game: Catchers, John Parodi or Don Gerig; 1B Bob Lockwood or Ron Souza, 2B, Bruce McPherson and Bill Helm. SS, Jim Hunt and Leonard Slettin. 3B, Don McDuffee and John Filice also a catcher; outfield, Ron Neumann, John Costanzo, Jim Kowal and Dennis Cody. Pitchers are Mike Tara, Ron Worrall and Jerry Baptista all sophomores. Other players: Wilson, Mac Morelli, Dan McLaughlin, Gary Wright, Mike Dominguez, Dan Fife and Rich Criswell.
Fireballer Ron Worrell threw a one hitter against Monterey as his teammates broke loose in the final two frames for six runs and a 9-1 win. The Cards are leading the league with a 5-3 record.
A nine hit rally brought home a 5-3 win over Watsonville. Big guns for the Redbirds were Bruce McPherson with three hits and Ron Neumann with two doubles and a single. Jerry Baptista and Ron Worrell combined pitching talents to limit the losers to seven hits.
Card Jayvees Tip Watsonville 6-3 on the five hit pitching of Curt Sandman. SC scored four runs in the third inning, two in the fifth and were never were behind in the game. The Cards scored the four runs on a series of two errors, a walk, a hit batsman, a double and a single. Their other two tallies came via three walks, a sacrifice and a fielders choice.
During a 3-0 win over Monterey, a funny thing took place. A ball rolled on the field and the umpire called time to retrieve the ball. An alert manager for the team yelled back, giving the time, “Four minutes past six, sir,” not knowing what had occurred.
Jerry Baptista chucked a neat 4-3 win over Salinas.
CCAL Varsity meet scoring: Salinas 104, King City 48, Carmel 36, Monterey 31, Watsonville 16, SC 8, Hollister 4, Live Oak 1, PG, Gonzales and Gilroy 0.
Lightweight meet scoring: Salinas 83, Watsonville 72, Hollister 45, Monterey 18, Gonzales 12, King City 5, Gilroy 3, SC 2, Carmel 1, Live Oak 0.
Team members by Class and experience.
Experienced seniors: Richard Carter, Ray Johnson, Enos Souza, Bob Vajretti, Tony DeLuca, Bill Cavanaugh, Fred Greaber.
Experienced juniors: Larry McWilliams, Mike Valine, Warren King, Spero Benias, Bob Turnage, Ron Angell, Cliff Buckner.
Experienced sophomores: Tim Mealiffe, Ray Meehan, Larry Duke.
Senior newcomers: Rich Christmore, Ray Johnson, Fabby Degli-Esposti, Ken Brenagen, Bill Murphy, John Knapp,
Junior newcomers: Norm Fry, John Burke, Dennis Cody, Bob Netoff, Dick Yokota,
Sophomore newcomers: John Cline, Rich Sowers, Joe Ritchey, Bernard Harold, Jack King.
Freshmen newcomers: John Arnold, Dick Gustavson, Don Sletten, Claude Schmidt, John Van Ness, Steve Powers, Steve Babbitt, Rie Anderson, Gale Yount, James Harris,
May 8. Ten Cards Enter CCAL Spike fest. Terry Chizmar and Lon Bell led varsity finalists by taking a first in their heats. Chizmar ran the 880 in 2:06.8, while Bell ripped of a time of :53.7 in the 440. Four others qualified for the finals in Salinas were versatile Dick Scotter in the pole vault; sophomore, Mike Valine in 100 yard dash; Richie Novak in low hurdles and Charlie Wise in mile. For the lightweights: freshman Tim Meehan in 660; Bobby Alemany in 1320; Robert Turnage in pole vault and Larry McWillians in the high jump.
May 11. The great Salinas track machine won its tenth straight CCAL championship. Salinas varsity and lightweights were crowned champions by over whelming margins. (Salinas was second at the NCS meet.) Scoring: Salinas 104, King City 48, Carmel 36, Monterey 31, Watsonville 16, SC 8, Hollister 4, Live Oak 1, PG, Gonzales and Gilroy 0.
At the CCAL meet high flying pole vaulter, Dick Scotter took second place at 11‘6“. He barely missed at 12-0. In the 880 Terry Chizmar took a fourth after leading throughout the first lap. The winner broke the league record at 1:58.5. Lon Bell, the lone SC senior to be a consistent place getter throughout the season garnered a fifth in the 440.
Lightweights: Scoring: Salinas 83, Watsonville 72, Hollister 45, Monterey 18, Gonzales 12, King City 5, Gilroy 3, SC 2, Carmel 1, Live Oak 0. Only the first five places are scored. Bob Turnage, while suffering a spike wound in his first vault, gathered all the Cardlets points by tying for third in the pole vault at 10’6”. Bob Alemany finished seventh in the 1320 after starting in fourth place. High jumper Larry McWilliams had to work and was not present. Ray Meehan ran the 660 in 1:33, a fair time, but not good enough to score.
May 17. Cardinal Cindermen Third In CCAL Consolation Meet. Scoring: Monterey 64, King City 42, SC 28, Carmel 24, Hollister 23, Salinas 23 and Live Oak 12. Dick Scotter won two events, the 180 low hurdles in 21.8 and pole vault at 12-0 and took second in the broad jump. Dennis Cody was second in the shot put. Tim Mealiffe third in mile. SC was fifth in the relay. Fred Greaber a high jumper went to the King City Invitational.
Lightweights: Scoring: Watsonville 92, Monterey 54, King City 33, Hollister 33, Salinas 27, SC 9, Carmel 2, Live Oak 1. And three Cardlets went to the King City Invitational, which hurt the SC scoring. Enos Souza got praise from his coaches for his fast time in the 660, which was good for third place and tied for third in the 120 low hurdles. James Van Ness took third in the pole vault and John Babbitt fifth place. Dick Yokota placed fifth in the 1320.
May 4. Salinas Captures Both Division In Big Four Meet. Alemany And Scotter Take SCHS Firsts. Score: Salinas 117, Monterey 65, Watsonville 30 and SC 24. As everyone expected, Salinas won the Twenty-seventh annual Big Four meet and SC finished last. SC more than doubled their point output from last year, thanks to Dick Scotter and Charlie Wise. Cardinal junior, Dick Scotter, pole vault 11-11 to take the only varsity first. This is a new season high. In the varsity meet, SC climbed into third place after the sixth event the pole vault. But that was as high as they got, dropping back to last after the 440. Charlie Wise finished second in the mile and took third in the pole vault.
Terry Chizmar, was second in the 880. Terry gave the winner a good run even though the time was one-tenth of a second off the meet record. It is also the best time in the North Coast Section and second in Northern California. After the meet, coaches Merlin Bradshaw and Walt Wattenburger were any thing but discouraged. In regards to Scotter, Bradshaw said, “We hope he can bounce off a 12-6 at the CCAL meet. Trials are Wednesday. When Scotter was making his third attempt at 11-11, he hit the bar fairly hard, but it stayed up.
Lightweights: Score: Salinas 126, Watsonville 74, Monterey 29 and SC 16. The Cardlets scored six more points than they did in 1957. The biggest surprise of the day was the fine race turned in by little Bob Alemany for the Cardlets. Alemany in the last half of a lap in the 1320, a three lap race, was in sixth place. But he put on a terrific “Kick” to win the event.
Bradshaw praised Alemany for his 1320 race. He said Alemany has been working on his pace for about two weeks. “He ran his race and did an exceptionally fine job. He’s coming around fast.”
May 7. Lightweights Pace Cards In CCAL Track Trials. Seven SC thinclads qualified for the annual CCAL meet in Salinas. SC was hard hit by the flu, which knocked lightweight Larry Duke out of the meet and he was the Cardlets biggest hope of a title in the 150 dash and broad jump. Cardlet Warren King qualified in three events. He took second in a 70 high hurdles heat, fifth in the shot put at 49 feet and cleared the high jump elimination cut down point at 5-2.
SC’s lightweight team qualified for seven events and the varsity only three. Biggest surprise for the coaches was the performance of Dennis Cody, who has been out of action for a while, heaved the shot 47 feet just good enough to get sixth place, which is the cut off point for the finals. As expected, Dick Scotter made the cut off for the pole vault at 10-6 and so did high jumper Fred Graeber, who cleared the 5-7 cut off point. Lightweight pole vaulter, Claude Schmidt cleared 9-6 to qualify. In another mild surprise was Ennis Souza grabbed a third in his 660 heat
March 15. Monterey Dominates Competition. In a Triangular meet at Memorial Field: Monterey 93, SC 22, Gonzales 13. This was the first league meet for SC, who is in a rebuilding stage. Co-coach Al Wright wishes more athletes would came out for track. He is not disappointed with his team, but if more students would participate SC could build a strong team. Monterey took all the first places in the varsity meet, though Tony DeLuca tied for first in the pole vault at 11-3. Second place: Greaber, high jump. Third place: McWilliams, 120 high hurdles. Valine, 100 and also third in 220. Carter, 120 low hurdles. Cody, shot put. Joe Ritchey, broad jump. Angell, pole vault. Fourth place: Mealiffe, mile. Buckner, discus.
Lightweights: Monterey 74, SC 30, Gonzales 23. Ray Meehan won the 660 in 1:32.9 and Bob Turnage won the pole vault at 11 feet and took second in the discus. Second place: Duke, 330. King, high jump and fourth in shot put. Schmidt and Van Ness tied in pole vault.
Third place: Yokota, 1320. Arnold, 150 dash. Williams, high jump. Power tied in pole vault.
Fourth place: Swan, 70 high hurdles. Arnold, 75 dash. Smith, 330. Bowen, 120 low hurdles.
March 22. SC Too Strong In Field Evens For Opposition. SC’s varsity and Lightweight track squad celebrated an infrequent victory against CCAL “B” league schools. Varsity score SC 68, PG 37, Live Oak 28. SC won four of the five field events to out score PG 38-8 in the field events, while Live Oak could come up with only three points. Dick Scotter took first in the broad jump in 19-5 and the pole vault at 10-6 and took third in the 100 in his first meet since the end of basketball season.
Dick Carter filled in for some of the absent members of the track squad and received praise from hi coaches by bringing in two firsts in the 120 high hurdles in 19.2 and the high jump at 5-4 and a second in the 180 low hurdles. Tim Mealiffe won the mile in 5:10.5. Dennis Cody won the shot put at 44 feet. Freshman Jim Harris improved his distance in the shot put with a heave of 38 feet. Second place: Ritchey, 120 high hurdles and fourth in broad jump. Benias, 880. Valine 440. 880 relay team. Buckner, discus and high jump. Vajretti, shot put and fourth in discus. Angell, pole vault and fourth in discus. Third place: Harris, shot put.
Lightweights: SC 77, PG 45, Live Oak 19. Larry Duke, Enos Souza and Bob Turnage each won two events. Souza won the 660 in 1:33.9 and 120 low hurdles in 15.2. Turnage won the discus with a throw of 114 feet and the pole vault at 10-6. Duke won the 330 in 39.6 and the broad jump at 18-8. Other first place finishers: Bob Alemany, 1320 in 3:39 is just out from basketball. Warren King, shot put at 45-7 and second in the high jump. Claude Schmidt tied with Turnage in the pole vault at 10-6. Second place: Swan, 70 high hurdles and fourth in 120 low hurdles. Meehan, 660. Arnold, 150 dash and fourth in 75 dash. Yokota, 1320. 440 relay team. Third place: Yount, 70 high hurdles. Harold, 1320. Van Ness, shot put and fourth in pole vault.. Powers, discus. Fourth place: Crowe, 70 high hurdles and broad jump. Frye, 330. Anderson, high jump.
April 5. At the King City invitational, eight meet records fell before the talented athletes from 22 high schools. King City won the varsity meet and SC came up with only three-fours of a point. SC’s places were a tie for fourth in the pole vault for senior Dick Scotter and a five way tie in the pole vault for Warren King.
April 9. Salinas Track Team Defeats Santa Cruzans. Varsity score: Salinas 87, SC 22. Tim Mealiffe won the mile in 5:11.5. Dennis Cody won the shot put at 44-7. Second place: McWilliams, 120 high hurdles. Scotter, pole vault. Third place: Carter, 880. Valine, 440. Netoff, 120 low hurdles. Greager, 220. Vajretti, shot put. Buckner, discus.
Lightweights: Salinas 62, SC 47. The Cardlets were involved in a very close battle with the Cowbabes. Had SC been able to muster up a little more speed in the running events, the Redbirds might have been able to upset Salinas. Salinas won very close races in the high hurdles, 660 and 440. A sweep in the 1320, led by Bob Alemany in 3:33.4 and followed by Harold and Yokota was big for SC. Other first place winners were Phillip Duke, broad jump at 18-5 and second in 330. Warren King, high jump at 5-2 and second in 70 high hurdles and shot put. Claude Schmidt, pole vault in a four way tie, including Bob Turnage, pole vault at (no high mentioned) and discus at 115-8. Second place: Meehan, 660. Arnold, 75 dash. 440 relay. Third place: Fry, 330.
April 12. Mike Valine Paces Redbirds with 220 And 440 Yard Wins. Cardlets In Close Win. SC won their second track victory of the season with a 65-48 varsity victory over Gilroy. Mike Valine paced the Cards, who were minus five regulars. The junior won the 220 in 23.3 and the 44 in 57.5 and took third in the broad jump. Ron Angell took three seconds, 180 high hurdles, discus and pole vault. Sperio Benias won the mile in 5:15.2, tied for first in the broad jump at 18-6 and was second in broad jump. Cliff Buckner’a 119-8 discus throw was good for first. Art Greaber won the 100 in 10.7 and was second in the 220 and third in high jump. Dennis Cody won shot put in 45-3. Second place: Smith, 880. Vajretti, shot put. Crow broad jump. McWilliams, high jump and third in 120 high hurdles. Third place: Tara, 880. Sanders, mile.
Lightweights: Cardlets come from behind to over take the Ponies with a clean sweep in the 1320 by winner Bob Alemany in 3:32.9, then followed by Yokota and Harold. The relay team winning the last event put them over the top for the win. (no team score given) Phil Duke took three firsts in leading the team to victory. He won the 330 in 40 second flat, the 150 in 16 flat and the broad jump at 19-8. Claude Schmidt won the pole vault at 10-6. Second place: King, 70 high hurdles, shot put and high jump. Meehan, 660. Wood 75 dash. Souza, 120 low hurdles and third in 660. Van Ness, pole vault. Third place: Arnold, 75 dash. Swan, 120 low hurdles and discus. Dillworth, broad jump.
April 19. Dick Scotter Set School Vaulting Record At 12-4. SC’s track squads had little trouble in posting a clean sweep with Live Oak and Gonzales at Memorial Field. Varsity: SC 71, Gonzales 37, Live Oak 3. Dick Scotter paced the varsity’s point scoring with firsts in the pole vault, 12-4, broad jump in 19-7 and 120 low hurdles in 14.1. Scotter’s vault of 12-4 broke the school record he set last year. Some outstanding performances in the varsity were by Fred Greaber with a 5-9 1/2 in the high jump and 220 in 24.2 and fourth in 100.. Cliff Buckner’s 124-4 ¾ in the discus.
SC had ten first places. Cody, shot put at 45-10. McWilliams, 120 high hurdles in 17.5 and second in high jump. Valilne, 100 in 10.8. Berti, mile in 5:06.3. The 880 relay team of Scotter, Netoff, Greaber and Valine won (no time given) Second place: Benias, mile. Angell, pole vault. Third place: Angell, pole vault. Vajretti, shot put. Crowe, broad jump. Carter, 880. Netoff, 120 low hurdles and 220. Fourth place: Sanders, high jump. Harris shot put. Tara, 880. Smith, 440. Mealiffe, mile.
Lightweights: SC 81, Gonzales 40, Live Oak 14. The Cardlets has ten first places, just as the varsity did. Warren Kings won three events, a 5-8 high jump that is thought to be a school record, but it will be checked, and King also won the 70 high hurdles in 10 flat and the shot put at 43-5. Larry Duke won two events, the 75 dash in 8.5 and the 151 in 16.6 and was third in the broad jump. Bob Turnage also won two events, the discus at 111-4 and the pole vault in a tie with Claude Schmidt in 10-6. Ray Meehan won the 660 in 1:33.8 and was fourth in the broad jump. Bob Alemany won the 1320 in 3:31.5, followed by Yokota and Harold to give SC the first three places. The 440 relay team of Arnold, Souza, Duke and King won in 49.3. Second place: Souza, 330. Hunt and Van Ness tied for second in the pole vault. Van Ness was third in shot put. Hunt was fourth in high jump. Third place: Arnold, 75 dash, 150 and high jump. Swan, 120 low hurdles. Powers, discus. Fourth place: Wood, 120 low hurdles. Meehan, broad jump.
April 26. Watsonville Cindermen Defeat Improved Santa Cruz 64-48. Work horse Dick Scotter took three firsts in the chilly weather. He broad jumped 20-9, just short of the school record and won the 180 low hurdles in 21.8 and the pole vault at 11 feet. Mike Valine took the only other Card first in the 220 in 23.5 and was second in the 100.. Fred Graeber took second in three events, the 100, 220 and the high jump. Spero Benis, second in 880. Tim Mealiffe, second in mile. Harris took second in the shot put. Buckner second in the discus and third in the shot put. Larry McWilliams place third in 120 high hurdles. John Knapp, a hard worker, place in his first meet with a third place in the discus. Tom Sanders tied for second place in the high jump with McWilliams and Greaber.
Lightweights: Watsonville 87, SC 26. Bob Alemany won the 1320 with a burst of speed in the last 50 yards to pull out the top time of 3:31. Warren King placed in three events. His 5-6 high jump was the only other Cardlet first place and he was third in the 70 high hurdles and shot put. Larry Duke also placed in three events: second in the 75 and 150 dashes and third in the broad jump. Meehan was second in the 660. Souza was third in the 330. Claude Schmidt, a freshman, tied for second in the pole vault with a 10-6 jump and was second in the high jump. Co-coach Al Wright said Schmidt just keeps improving. When asked about the meet, he said, “it was about what we expected.”
In a three way meet with Live Oak and SLV both varsity and lightweights won. The varsity scored 79 points and the lightweights took 10 of the 13 first places. Dick Scotter and Ron Angell each took first in three events. Scotter cleared 11’5” in the pole vault, ran the low hurdles in :15.1 and broad jumped 18’6”. Sprinter Mike Valine won the 100 in 11 seconds, the 220 in 24.4 seconds. Long legged Mike Lybrand skimmed the 120 high hurdles in :19.5 for first place. Freshman Tim Mealiffe won the mile in 5 minutes and 15.8 seconds.
Lightweights: Ron Angell won three events. Ron hurdled the discus 97’8”, pole vaulted 9’6” and ran the 120 low hurdles in 16.1 seconds. Warren King won the high jump at 5’6”, broad jump going 18’10” and was third in the 75 yard dash. Other firsts were Larry McWilliams in 70 yard high hurdles and Enos Souza in 660.
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Three school track records were broken this year. Varsity pole vaulter, Dick Scotter did 11’ 11” and lightweight Bob Turnage a sophomore, cleared the pole vaulted bar with a 10’10” jump to break the records. Cardlet high jumper Warren King tied the record of 5‘7 1/4“.
The following is a record of the top men on the SCHS track team and their best times and distances. Varsity: 100- Mike Valine 10.5; 220- Mike Valine 23.3 and a school record. 440- Lon Bell 52.7; 880- Terry Chizmar 2:04; Mile- Charlie Wise 4:55; High hurdles- Richard Novak; Low hurdles- Dick Scotter 14.7 seconds; High jump- Charlie Wise 5”7‘. Broad jump- Dick Scotter 18”11; Pole vault- Dick Scotter 11’11” a school record. Other top pole vaulters: Bill Cavanagh 10’ 6” and Charlie Wise 10’ 3”; Discus- Dick Scotter 95’2”.
Lightweights: 75- Lyle Springsted 8.5; 330- Larry Duke 38.3 and Richard Crane 1:39; 660- Ray Meehan 1:33 and Enos Souza 1:33; 1320- Bob Alemany 3:31.5; Hurdles- Larry McWilliams; Pole vault- Robert Tunnage 10’10” a school record. Broad jump- Warren King 5’7 ½” tied school record. Broad jump- tie between Warren King and Larry Duke at 18’10” followed by Carl Weyman at 17’9”; Discus- Robert Turnage 110‘; Shot put- Robert Turnage 45’ and Joe Ritchey 43’.
Netters Capture Only School Championship. Win CCAL Championship. Racketeers Tip Salinas Mob.
Undefeated in league play with victories over Live Oak, Pacific Grove, Carmel, Monterey and Watsonville. All practice matches were won except a loss to Camden.
A rookie coach and a troupe of veteran netters combined their talents to give SC its first tennis championship since 1955. Winning the sudden death playoff against Salinas by a split margin, the Cards insured themselves the league crown. Not once this season did the Redbird netters give way to league competition. Salinas, who also boasted an unmarred record before the fateful match last week, won three decisions against the local netters before Bob Haley and Claude Izant could smother the Cowboys in the tie breaker clincher as the fourth and fifth men on the ladder.
The league play off against Salinas went as follows: Little big man and number one player, Yell Newhall, ran his rival all over the court and made him resemble a tyro to win the first singles. Second man Art Hutcheon was up against one of the best players in the league and lost. Third man, Frank Reinelt was not up to his usual caliber of tennis and lost. Bob Haley and Clyde Izant, fourth and fifth men won.
The records by players won and loss record, combining singles and doubles play. Yell Newhall 8-1. Art Hutcheon 8-3. Clyde Izant 6-1. Bill Failing 4-1. Don Henneuse 1-0. Hank Failing 4-1. Dave Wylie 4-1. Bob Haley 3-2. Frank Reinelt 2-5. Other players: Cummings and Ford.
GOLF The golf ladder, first man is James Smith, Andy Gustavson, Fred Pfyffer, Ron Martine, Ken Caldwell and Mel Haber. Others: Pete Michael, Louis Zwerling, Tom Bishop, Harry Frank and Ron Halback.
Golfers beat Salinas in first CCAL victory by 10-5 score. The previous match resulted in a 5-10 loss to Pacific Grove. Winners were first man, James Smith and third man Fred Pfyffer. Losers were Andy Gustavson, Ron Martine, Ken Caldwell and in a practice match Mel Haber.
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In the recent past, for four straight years, from 1952 to 1955 the Cards had won the league. Last years team finished a close second to Monterey, thus labeling SC as one of the major powers in the CCAL again. This is the first time in SCHS history, potential golfers may be granted the use of a set of golf clubs. This should benefit and encourage many young golfers who could not otherwise afford to go out for golf. Practice starts February 24, To sign up go directly to the Pasatiempo golf course. All freshmen and sophomores are eligible, while juniors and seniors, unless they have golfing experience will not be accepted.
Senior Angelo Ross was a ALL CCAL selection. The diminutive 5’9” guard was the team leader and quarterback of the team. Angelo scored at a rate of 11 points per game in league. Angelo started his career here playing D and C and lightweight basketball. This year he was a defensive back on the title contending lightweight football team. And he played tennis this year. Angelo was this senior class salutatorian, second in grade point average in the class. Angelo plans to attend UC Riverside or San Jose State as a math major and a PE minor. (Angelo went on to a long term teaching career at his old school, Mission Hill Junior High. He has coached for over forty years at Mission Hill, Marello Prep, Holy Cross and Palma high with his old high school buddy Norm Costa of the class of ‘59. Angelo was also very active in youth leagues giving of his time freely there as well as many open gyms at Mission Hill. Angelo without a doubt has given more hours to youth than anyone in the area. Who else has worked with so many sports and put in more in over forty years? Angelo has coached three major sports: football, basketball and baseball. He started doing this when he was in high school too.)
James Smith, phenomenal 6’4” junior center, won many honors this season. He was ALL TOURNAMENT at the Dads Club and the end of the season Gridley tournaments. James was a ALL CCAL selection. He was the top scorer in the league with a 20 points per game average. To top things off James made first team in the ALL NORTHERN CALIFORNIA team and was second in scoring. In addition James smashed most scoring and rebounding records. In the 24 game season James maintained his 20 points a game average. James was first man on the golf team as well.
Reynold Christensen tossed a nifty three hitter against Monterey Peninsula College and still lost 0-4. The Cards were no hit. The rain and condition of the upper diamond limits field
In the 9-2 win over Watsonville, Reynold Christensen limited the Cats to four hits and no earned runs. Pitcher senior Reynold Christensen, who was a top hitter in the league played outfield when not pitching. Chris threw everything, but his hat and glove at opposing batters. But when he was pitching the Cards could not seem to score. Reynold Christensen was selected ALL CCAL along with one of the best hitters and pitchers in the league, Chris was a pitcher by trade only on JV, convinced the coach he was not clowning when he said he could hit and hit he did.
Bill Lenson Places Fifth In NC Tourney. Lenson, 133 pound grappler, took fifth place in the Northern California Wresting tournament. Bill was pitted against 17 of the best wrestlers that Northern California had to offer, from Bakersfield to the Oregon border. Lenson won two matches and lost two, which gave SCHS three points and a respectable ranking in the tourney as many of the 70 schools involved did not score a point. Lenson won the right to enter the Nor Cal was by placing second at the section meet. The others who placed high enough in the CCAL meet qualified for the section meet. Lenson had a 12-1 record for dual meets. The records show the popular senior won 56 points for the team, while only losing 3 matches all year. Bill is in good condition with a lot of determination and will power to take down his weight during the week. Bill Lenson selected ALL CCAL
Jim Banek, senior tackle is the player of the week for his best defensive game of the year and being a leading member of the now famous two goal line bunch in the fourth quarter of the Monterey game. The 190 pounder also is a letterman in wrestling. When the big guy comes across the mat, he makes an impressive looking hunk of man. Jim is also chancellor of the Hi Tow Tong, the boys honor society.
Mike Erickson is Cardinal of the week, who has played three years of lightweights before gaining enough weight to play varsity. In the three games this season, the combination of quarterback Ken Caldwell to the glue fingered Erickson has resulted in eight touchdowns worth 48 points. On one pass, Mike gathered in a short pass, faked out a defender and streaked away on a 60 jaunt. What makes the Cardinal left end so dangerous? He is not blessed with dazzling speed, nor is he big and tall and does not run over many defenders. Well it could be Mike’s brains are paying off. He runs his pass patterns to the letter and is just waiting there for the ball. Like many of the players, Mike has another main interest and that is art. Many of his clever cartoons have appeared on the bulletin board in the gym. Next week the Trident will have the pleasure of showing off one of his masterpieces on the editorial page. (While teaching math at Mission Hill Junior High, drew up the Cardinal symbol used by the school.)
Gordon Athearn is Cardinal of the week. Athearn who drove holes for the backs to run against Salinas in 7-13 loss. The 180 pound senior letterman, Athearn a defensive middle guard made 10 tackles. Gordon played JV his sophomore year. In class he is between and A and B average in his college prep classes. Gordon wrestles in the 180 weight class, is a fierce competitor and this year will be his third year on the squad.
Former Card cage ace, Rich Montgomery is in Italy swishing the nets.
Jack Knight is playing football and basketball at Oregon State
Trident Receives All American Rating; Is One Of Best High School Papers In US.
An All American rating was given the Trident this week by the National Scholastic Press Association in national competition. All American was give to only seven other high school papers in the 1400 to 2000 enrollment. Points were given on the basis of writing, page makeup, photography and balance of coverage. This is the first time in SCHS journalism history that such and award has come to the Trident.
The National Scholastic Press Association Critical Service, located at the University of Minnesota, uses professional newspapermen as judges who take on this task in their extra time.
Senior staff members have been working for an All-American rating since their days as sophomore cub reporters. Consistent improvement and service to the students of their high school has been (and will continue to be) the goal of Trident staffs. “An outstanding achievement,” commented Principal Lee T. Sims.
Each page of last semester’s issues was reviewed by the critical eye of Duane Andrews, judge assigned to The Trident rating. “Your fine newspaper is a credit both to your school and yourselves,” he stated.
Staff members responsible for the award include: John Knapp, page one editor; Linda Crosslin, editorial page; Andrea Woronick, feature page; and Mike Dominguez, sports editor. Judge Andrews described the feature and sports writing as excellent and editorials well-thought-out and worth-while. He found the features “Imaginative and full of initiative.”
The extra issue of The Trident distributed on the first day of school discussed aims and goals in the lead editorial. At that time, staff members stated they stood for the encouragement of scholastic achievement and the support of school projects. “We believe these ideals helped us to win the All-American rating,” stated first semester Editor Kathleen McFadden. “The whole staff really pitched in and made The Trident one of the best papers in the United States,” commented John Knapp, this semester’s editor.
Additional staff members working to issue The Trident EVERY Friday include Dan Fite, assistant editor; Chris Forbes, present editorial page editor; Jim Esquibel, sports writer; Frank Volpi, messenger; Wallie Meyer and Elaine Perry, advertising managers; Alan Morrison, ad salesman; Syd Boyle and Marc Fearnehough, photographers; Lois McClure, Pat Schaefer, Charles Steen, Carol Tefertiller, Arbert Pool, reporters; Kathie Klingerman, news bureau chief; and typists Chris Morelle, Patty White and Sunny Strickland; Peggy Olivera serves as bookkeeper.
“Without Trident Advisor Mrs. Mary Duffield, we would be completely lost. Her encouragement, and support have kept us going when times have been rough,” said Andres Woronick, present feature editor.
“Without the school print shop, under the direction of Mr. Carl F. Hanson, we never could have come close to this wonderful rating,” stated Advisor Duffield. Jim Bass and Ray Nicholls were largely responsible for the production of the editorial pages of last semester’s issues.
Mr. Gilbert Miller of the Santa Cruz Sentinel composes the news and sports pages of The Trident weekly. Last semester he also composed the feature page as well. Assistant Editor Dan Fite stated, “I don’t know what we would do without Mr. Miller. His advice has saved The Trident’s day many times.”
Most Important 1958-59 Events. The Trident staff feels that these were the most important events in the last school year.
1. Betsy Bradley and Albert Pool get into the semi-finals of merit scholarship tests.
2. Lee T. Sims resigns after guiding SCHS for 16 years.
3. Pat Conrad elected queen of the homecoming parade.
4. Swimming pool gets school board O.K.
5. Football team tops CCAL and Northern California.
6. Junior College district formed
7. John Kirby, SCHS footballer, selected on All-American squad.
8. Vice-Principal Sam Binsacca retires.
9. Karen Reuther wins United Nations pilgrimage.
10. Swimming pool reaches planning stage.
11. Fabby Degli-Esposti becomes U. S. Citizen.
12. Trident receives an All-American rating, sweeps Northern California press
confab honors, and walks away unopposed at the Monterey Peninsula
Principal Lee T. Sims Resigns After 16 Years At SCHS. Entire School Feels Loss of Dedicated Educator. The same year that the US educational system started to crack down on its educational standards we lose a man who was a tremendous aid in organizing the highly respected educational system in SCHS.
Mr. Lee T. Sims, our principal for 16 years, left the school alumni, trustees and faculty in a state of shock when he announced his resignation in a letter to the school board.
In his quiet, reserved manner, Mr. Sims served up his feelings in the quote to a reporter: “I feel that I have reached the age when I should retire. I have enjoyed my 16 years at SCHS and will miss the association with a fine faculty and student body. While here I have always tried to act in the best interest of the students. Although Mrs. Sims and I have no definite plans for the future we would like to spend some time traveling in Mexico and South America.”
Many of the teachers of SCHS have expressed their feelings toward L. T. Sims in tributes written for The Trident.
“To be associated with Mr. Sims is indeed a rare privilege for teacher and students,” said Music Teacher Norman Walters.
Another faculty member, Miss Broughton, said, “Mr. Sims has been a wonderful person with whom to work. He is always kind, courteous, and consistently fair to all. He appears to be the kind of a man who has a set of standards and uses them at all times–not just when convenient.
These traits have gone far in giving Santa Cruz high its spirit of friendliness and fair play. A man such as Mr. Sims sets the pattern which affects in such a fine fashion, the whole school.”
“Parents, students and teachers always have been able to enter Mr. Sims’ office and to talk to Mr. Sims as man to man. Despite the importance of his position, Mr. Sims has no pretense in his make-up. There is no over-ready handshake, no fox-like smile and no glib word. In a society where a person often is measured by what he seems to be, Mr. Sims has achieved his stature essentially by his unfailing sincerity,” lauded C. R. Smith.
“Mr. Sims’ finest quality is permitting one to do his work without interruption yet safe in the knowledge that there is a knowing, helping, sympathetic hand ready to help,” said Tony Foster.
Coach Emmett Thompson listed the values of Mr. Sims as being loyal to teachers, fair, interested in all departments and pupils, understanding, gives help to all when needed, has leadership, is unselfish with his time and is a hard worker. A wonderful person to work for, he is going to be greatly missed around here.”
Bond Issue Passes. New school in Soquel will be a reality as well as new buildings at SCHS. Students will now have adequate facilities for the increasing number of students. A sketch of the new mid county high school, to be started soon at the O’Neill site in Soquel, was first page news the following week in the Trident. About 50 percent of registered voters turned out to make this long awaited vision materialize.
New Cabrillo Junior College Offers Well Rounded Courses. Instead of students having to travel to Salinas, Monterey, San Jose or even move to other areas, they can get their first two years in at home and transfer to a four year school or they can work on getting skills that will put them into good jobs in the future. Classes will start on September 14, 1959. Classes will be held in the old high school building at Watsonville high school. The student center will be across the street in the Veterans’ Memorial building. Any classes requiring lab or machine use will use the regular high school rooms for these classes. Classes will not start until after high school classes are over for the day. Sixteen teachers and a librarian will be on hand to start one of the best things that has happened in the county.
Fabbi Degli-Esposti Becomes US Citizen. Fabbi is vice president of the student body (and later becomes a teacher and administrator for Santa Cruz Schools.)
Hollister and Gilroy reentered the league for basketball and baseball.
In the CCAL, ties are not played off to find a single winner. Instead, the two tied teams would be declare Co-Champions. There have been a few cases even were Tri-Championships have been crowned. Should there be a tie, when necessary to determine the team to go on to championship tournaments a playoff game will be held.
Mike Mumbles. Santa Cruz in the past few years has done very well in producing young baseball players. In Every year from 1953 to 1958 except one, SC has sent either a pony league or little league team into the regional of state finals. They twice have come within one game of making the national playoffs.
John Kirby Named Outstanding Card. Versatile SCHS athlete John Kirby was chosen as the outstanding senior athlete and the award was given at the Dad’s Club barbecue. In football, John was honored as a ALL CCAL player for the second year. He also was ALL NORTHERN CALIFORNIA, ALL COAST and ALL AMERICAN. John was a key man on the championship basketball squad and was rightfully chosen second team, top ten players, in the CCAL. Playing for the one game out of first baseball team, John was picked for his third ALL CCAL team of the year. Probably the greatest athlete to come out of SCHS, as no one has accomplished this feat before. (or as it so happens, ever again.)
James Smith was also selected as an ALL AMERICAN in basketball, to give SCHS two ALL AMERICANS, which the local community can be very proud of.
Mike Mumbles column by Mike Dominguez. Lets take a look at some of the obvious senior versatile athletes. These are boys who went out for more than one sport in their senior year at SCHS.
Dick Scotter–honorable mention in football for All-League, fiery first string guard in basketball, top-notch pole vaulter, low hurdler and broad jumper in track, holds the varsity pole vault mark.
James Smith–Ace tennis star, All-American, All-Coast, and All-League in basketball, holds almost every varsity record related to points scored and rebounds, number one man on golf team.
Rich Carter–Stout defensive back in football, rugged 165 pound wrestler, hurdler on track squad.
Ken Negro–All-League football halfback, hard-hitting centerfielder on baseball squad.
Fred McPherson–All-League end in football, ace hurler on baseball squad.
Ken Caldwell–Master-mind quarterback in football, scrappy reserve guard in basketball, on golf team.
Bob Alemany–Little 5-4 speedster guard in basketball, lightweight track star in 1320.
Tony DeLuca–Dynamite defender in football, third in state finals at 138 pounds in wrestling. Point scoring in track.
Bruce Bettencourt–Shifty and elusive back in football, returning All-League in baseball.
Ken Johnson–Extra point man in football, standout catcher in baseball.
Curt Sandman–Alternate end in football, number one mound reliever in baseball.
Pete Pappas–Second team backfield man in football, stalwart outfielder in baseball.
Roy Miyoko–Speedy hard hitting guard in football, number one man in 154 division in wrestling.
By Diana Ballinger
As the senior gridders walk through the deserted field,
An illuminated picture is cast against the background;
A vision of a pioneer, walking through a ghost town,
And remembering when this place was his throne.
The times that the crowd was cheering for him and his beloved school,
And when he was of service to his team mates and his coach;
The moment when a close game became victorious,
And the team had shared the experience of fighting and winning together.
The season when a team of strong comrades–
And strong spirits, soared to an even higher standing–
These seniors are in their last season,
And the next season will only be a time of memories.
For this time of victories and team ship has ended,
As the glory of ‘58 fades into the past.
Coaches: Larry Siemering, head football. Brad Lynn assistant football. Doug Severin assistant varsity football and junior varsity basketball. Jim Simpson, junior varsity football. Assistant junior varsity football coaches: Tom Curtiss, Todd Likins and Bob Seymour. Lightweight football Walt Wattenberg and track. Larry Kerr. Lightweight football and junior varsity baseball. Emmett Thompson, varsity basketball and C and D basketball. George Moores, wrestling. Al Wright, track. Eade Jordon, tennis. C.R. Smith, golf. Bill Dodge baseball and lightweight basketball.
FOOTBALL UNDEFEATED CHAMPIONS RATED NUMBER ONE TEAM IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
Practice games against the previous years champions of their leagues. Sports editor, Mike Dominquez “Calls them the killer B’s“. Burlingame champions of the PAL went down 46-6. Berkeley champions of the OAL down 33-7. Bellarmine champions of the Catholic league blanked 39-0 for a perfect practice record of 3-0. League: Salinas 25-6, 52-0; Watsonville 34-0, 19-7; Monterey 32-12, 21-19. League record 6-0. Season 9-0.
Linemen are at ends, John Giraudo, Fred McPherson, Bill Scally and Ken Johnson; tackles, Wallace Hicks, Bob Netoff, Dave Wylie and John Rogers; guards, Charles Lass, Bob Eaton and Roy Miyoko; center, Paul McDuffee; quarterback Ken Caldwell; halfbacks, Ken Negro, John Kirby, Tony DeLuca, Carl King, Richard Scotter, Bob Dabbs, Bruce Bettencourt and Richard Carter; fullbacks, Dennis Cody, Bob Vajretti, Mike Carney
Other team members: Vaden McCray, Mickey Aluffi, Kenton Brenegan, Bob Newell, Jim Esquibel, Charles Williams, Bill Tara, Mike Tara, Carl Noblitt, Curt Sandman, Pete Pappas, Alan LeMarquard, Bob Bengston, Charles Wood, Lynn Bagby, Richard Novak, Larry McWilliams.
Bob Dabbs player of the week before the games even start. He takes great delight in returning punts and kick offs. Bob one of the fastest players on the team runs with the grace and cunning of a panther. Bob saw action in only one varsity game last year, but as a first string JV, he figured in almost every touchdown. Bob plays first team defensive deep back who’s responsibility is to stop the long run and break up long passes. He will get in some offense delivering the mail to go with his regular defensive duties. Bob has played football since third grade.
Cards Best In North Coast Section (NCS) to 9-0 Record While Copping Title. By sports editor Mike Dominguez. (partial run down) plus information from Trident game reports. Top team in Northern California, a CCAL championship, and an undefeated team. The Cardinals ran through the toughest schedule in SCHS history, undefeated in nine games. The Cards played three well respected NC ball clubs in preseason. The most looked toward game of the season was with last years NC champions Berkeley, who had a 15 game win streak going coming into a 33-7 loss to the Cards. This put SC on top of the NC ratings, where they stayed for the rest of the season. All but two of the games were won by large margins. The two closes games came at the end of the season. For the season, the Cards racked up a total of 301 point to their opponents 57. The highest scoring game was a 52-0 win over Salinas.
Taking a look at the season game by game will probably bring back some exciting moments. Opening game, SC 46, Burlingame 6. The Birds showed a magnificent offensive attack totaling 453 yards, 122 off the arm of quarterback Ken Caldwell who completed 9 passes out of 13. Junior fullback Dennis Cody gained 118 on 13 carries, with a longest run of 58 yards. Ken Negro picked up 98 yards in 18 carries. John Kirby led the scoring parade with three TD’s. Ken Johnson kicked four conversions.
Dennis Cody player of the week for all the running he did. This time last year, Dennis was the back up quarterback. But due to his size he played fullback for the JV games on Saturdays to prepare him for this season. Dennis is a three sport man also playing basketball and baseball. He is a product of the summer sports programs.
SC 33, Berkeley 7. Five thousand spectators jammed Memorial field where extra bleachers were added to help accommodate the expected crowd. The first time Berkeley had the ball, a Berkeley runner ran 60 yards for a touchdown, for their only score of the night. Cardinal star for the evening was Ken Negro, who scored four touchdowns, while picking up 96 yards in 18 carries. Two of Ken’s scores came on runs of 1 and 21 yards, The other two were on passes from flashy Ken Caldwell. The fifth TD was scored by John Kirby on a one yard plunge. Ken “the toe” Johnson booted three out of five PAT attempts. The line of Bill Scally, Bob Netoff, Paul McDuffee, Wally Hicks, Bob Eaton, Dave Wylie, John Rogers, Carl King, Charlie Lass and Roy Miyoka could not be held back. The secondary of Tony DeLuca, Dick Scotter, Rich Carter, Carl King and Bob Dabbs turned in bang up jobs. This game put SC on top of the NC ratings for the rest of the season.
Berkeley was supposed to bring 25 bus loads and they probable did as they packed half of the stands. The 85 piece Berkeley band showed superb precision and split second timing in their half time appearance.
Bill Scally is player of the week. Bill was SC’s big fly swatter as he continually broke through the Berkeley line and knocked down scads of Yellow Jackets. This tall junior is a transfer from Palo Alto where he was a sophomore sensation as an end. Because of his defensive ability he has been switched to defensive end.
SC 39, Bellarmine 0. The last exhibition tilt attracted 4,500 people. The Bells, a Parochial all boys school in San Jose jogged into town as a much herald eleven. Negro added 124 yards to his total of 400 yards for the first three games. Kirby contributed three more touchdowns.
Comments on players not already noted in articles above telling about their individual abilities.
Fred McPherson, Caldwell’s top target, also kicks off with boots that come down close to the goal line. Dick Scotter picked off two Bellarmine passes last game. Dick a defensive back also returns punts and kicks effectively. Roy Miyoko is 160 pounds of dynamite, while opening holes for his big backfield buddies in this his first year of varsity football. Roy was a top player on the lightweights. Carl King, a defensive wing man is an expert tackler and watches his end on defense very closely to help himself recognize run or pass. Carl makes hard tackles that startle opponents. Dave Wylie is the hardest working player on the team goes both ways week after week. Big junior John Rodgers, who never played football before this year is coming along great. The 220 pound guard plays mostly defense.
SC 25, Salinas 6. The CCAL season officially opened against last years champions, who had a 12 game winning streak going. The rough Lettuce City boys held down the Card point total some, but were still out played, before a crowd of 5,000 at the packed Salinas stadium. John Kirby scored two touchdowns and led the ground assault. Fleet Ken Negro tallied a TD on a 23 yard run. Defensive line backer Dick Carter picked up a loose ball and scampered 18 yards to pay dirt for the last score. Quarterback Ken Caldwell connected on 5 of 11 tosses for 63 yards through the air. The defensive front wall of Lass, Hicks, McDuffee, Wylie, Giraudo and Eaton held the Cowboys to only one score.
Cardinal of the week John Kirby was not only an important offensive player, but his long boots deep into Salinas territory caused the Cowboys to have a long way to go to score. Most of the time Salinas was not able to make a first down, which left the Cards in good field position after the Salinas punted. When asked who else on the team deserves praise, John answered modestly “the whole team in general deserves praise. We have the team to win the championship, because everyone on the team is a good player in his own way.” On whether athletics should be done away with, Johns reply, “It would not be wise to do away with athletics. A lot of kids would quit school and get in to trouble. Besides, you need sports to keep in touch with the other schools around here.”
SC 34, Watsonville 0. The annual Homecoming game brought 4,500 fans into the stands as Football Queen Patty Conrad reigned over the festivities. Negro and Kirby joined together scoring two touchdowns each as the Wildcats were never in sight of the goal line. It gave SC a 5-0 record. Big bad trouble maker John Kirby had two touchdowns called back, but did score once on a 7 yard jaunt. On the touchdowns called back, John had intercepted pass of 25 yards and went 42 yard on a sweep. Burly, 200 pound fullback Dennis Cody also had a 7 yard TD called back, later scored on a one yard plunge. Negro rushed for 86 yards on 15 carries. Kirby amassed 79 yards in 13 carries.
Cardinal of the week was junior terror, 190 guard Bob Eaton who rocked Cat ball carriers on defense. Richie Novak, who played his first game last week, was given a great deal of consideration due to his vastly improve play in this game.
SC 32, Monterey 12. After a close 19-12 first half the Toreadors were met by a tough contingent of defensive linemen in the second half. It was Cody and Negro tearing up the Monterey defense. Cody, the human tank, had 99 yards in the first half and scored on an 8 yard journey. Negro had 97 yards in the second half for a solid one two punch. Ken scored twice, once on a 3 yard burst and the other on a dazzling 45 yard jaunt. SC’s unstoppable hip swiveler John Kirby made two touchdowns both on one yard plunges. Total yards gained by Negro 130, Cody 102, Kirby 39 and Bruce Bettencourt 24.
This weeks player of the week, John Giraudo could have been named Cardinal of the week in any of the previous six games. John a defensive demon is also an offensive threat. The bid rugged linebacker fights like a cat in order to stop opposing ball carriers.
SC 52, Salinas 0. The last home game for the brilliant Cardinal team will bring back fond memories to the 4,500 fans who witnessed a revenge of many losses to Salinas in the past. Eight cowboy fumbles accounted for the extra wide margin as the Cards recovered five of the miscue and turned them in to second half touchdowns. Salinas was rated in the top 10 teams in Northern California before this game. Kirby and Negro were the main cogs in the romp. End Fred McPherson made like a scat back running an end around for a 8 yard score.
Paul McDuffee recovered two fumbles and in his usual outstanding job at center. The entire line put on their big rush to baffle the Salinas ball carriers. These players, as they do every game, opened holes on offense and closed them on defense. This group is paced by Bob Eaton, Wally Hicks, Dave Wylie, John Giraudo, Chuck Lass, John Rogers and many more. Defensive end Bill Scally puts repeated pressure on the quarterbacks, which stops the passing patterns before the even get started.
Cardinal of the week Ken Caldwell directed the Salinas rout perfectly with nary a miscue. Ken is something to watch when he is pitching the pigskin. Ken is the field general.
SC 19, Watsonville 7. A wet, slimy, muddy Watsonville field severely hampered the Cards, but Watsonville also showed a stout defense, which held the Cards to a 6-0 lead at half. Big “rambling wrecker” John Kirby, scored all three TD’s of the game, his seventeenth, eighteenth and nineteenth touchdowns of the year. Two were runs of 4 yards and the other was a 25 yard aerial from Caldwell. Since it was a tight game the first team went all the way. Bob Varjetti small but powerful fullback who is very hard to stop gained 21 yards.
The starting lineup for the final game of the season are all seniors except for junior Bob Eaton.
Ends, Fred McPherson and John Giraudo; tackles, Wally Hicks and Dave Wylie; guards, Charles Lass and Bob Eaton; center, Paul McDuffee; quarterback, Ken Caldwell; halfbacks, Ken Negro and John Kirby; fullback, Bob Varjretti.
SC 21, Monterey 19. The fired up Fish eaters gave the Cards the greatest scare of the year as the “Dors had the lead until end Fred McPherson snared a Caldwell aerial to put the clincher on the win.
Points scored: Kirby 122. Negro 86, Cody 19, McPherson 18, Johnson 18 on PAT’s, Dabbs 12, Vajretti 6, Brenegen6, Carter 6, Giraudo 6 and Scotter 2
Caldwell completed 45 of 96 passing attempts for a .439 completion average for 11 touchdowns and 839 yards.
Pass receiving by name. passes received and total yards.
McPherson 12 234
Kirby 12 228
Negro 11 228
Giraudo 5 92
Bettencourt 3 37
Dabbs 1 18
Vajretti 1 2
Rushing stats by name, times carried, net yards gained and average per carry.
TC YG APC
Negro 149 863 5.8
Kirby 108 641 5.9
Cody 58 383 6.6
Bettencourt 13 66 4.3
Vajretti 18 61 3.4
McPherson 7 49 7.0
Dabbs 13 39 3.0
Brenegan 8 31 3.9
Pappas 1 7 7.0
Scotter 4 -5 -1.2
Caldwell 19 -16 -0.8
TOTAL 398 2119 5.3
Top yard gainers by adding the rushing and pass catching together were Negro 1091, Kirby 869, Cody 383 and McPherson 283.
This team collected the honors deserved by a undefeated, rated team by having five players selected ALL CCAL. They are backs, John Kirby and Ken Negro; linemen, Wallace Hicks, Paul McDuffee and Fred McPherson.
ALL NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
John Kirby, Wallace Hicks and Paul McDuffee
ALL COAST Kirby and Hicks
John Kirby was selected by the San Francisco Chronicle and Examiner as an ALL NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PLAYER. The Examiner also named John the “Prep if the year”. John crossed the goal line 22 times for touchdowns and twice on conversions for a total of 122 points.
The biggest honor for John Kirby comes with national recognition as ONE OF THE BEST HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PLAYERS IN THE COUNTRY. To show how selective the team is there are only three players from California on the team.
John was named the outstanding player at the North South game played at the Rose Bowl in August after the school year. This game was played by the top 50 players in the State.
Beside the All League and special honored players listed above, the other seniors who have played their last game at SCHS are Dave Wylie, Charlie Lass. John Giraudo, Dick Scotter, Carl King, Richard Carter, Tony DeLuca, Vaden McCray, Dean Hocom, Pete Pappas, Bruce Bettencourt and Roy Miyoka.
Practice games: San Jose 19-0, Los Altos 32-0. Practice record 2-0. League: Watsonville 13-32, 6-7; Salinas 0-7, loss; Monterey 13-7, ?. League record either 2-4 or 1-5. Season record 4-4 or 3-5.
Linemen: ends, Tom Saunders, Robert Turnage, and Bruce Mc Pherson; tackles, Dennis Conquest and Warren King; guards, Chuck Boppell and Robert Pesce; center, Robert Slitten; quarterbacks, Gene Williams and Jim Hunt; backs, John Filice, Ron Neumann, Gordon Smith, Robert Small, Don Gerig, Henry Alemany and Ray Nichols.
Other team members: Gregg Bainum, Bob Judd, Chet Downing, Robert Turnage, Jim Small, George Scofield, Larry Duke, Gale Yount, Gary Hocom, Jim Stubendorf, George White and Frank Volpi, manager.
Cardlets Bounce San Jose 19-0. The best play of the contest came in the third quarter, when quarterback Gene Williams threw a 26 yard peg to scat back John Filice for a score. Hank Alemany and fullback Gordon Smith scored on runs for the other two scores. Special praise goes to Warren King for his bang up job from his tackle spot on defense.
Trident sports writer Mike Mason is writing up lightweight football games for the Santa Cruz Sentinel.
Cardlets Blank Los Altos 32-0. Quarterback Gene Williams hit John Filice with a 22 yard pass for a quick six. Fullback Gordon Smith galloped for the extra point. Williams added another score with a quarterback sneak. Williams connected with end Bob Turnage for 30 yards for a score. Smith kicked the PAT. Dazzling runs accounted for the next two scores. A 31 yard scamper by Williams and a sizzling 19 yard run by Hank Alemany.
In the 0-7 loss to Salinas, Ray Nichols was continually in the Salinas backfield recovering careless fumbles made by the speedy Salinas backs. Warren King was another defensive standout.
Wildkittens Nip Cardlets For 2nd Straight victory. The two SC scores came on passes form quarterback Gene Williams to end Bruce McPherson for 70 yards and another to Bob Turnage for 29 yards. The defensive stand outs were Jim Hunt, Williams, Ron Neumann, Chuck Boppell and Warren King.
Cardlets Crunch Toreababes 13-7. This was the first CCAL victory. John Filice and Gene Williams were a combination in pass and catch with Williams connecting on 11 of 16 passes with Filice being on the receiving end most of the time. After their first score, Monterey fumbled on the kick off and Hank Alemany recovered on the Monterey 10. Four plays later a Williams to Filice making a diving catch was good for another score. Gordon Smith kicked the extra point.
Cardlets lose the Wildkittens 6-7. The Cardlets may have lost the game, but they outplayed the Kittens in every department. Warren King led the SC line into battle in the second half and held the Kittens to only one first down and that came on a penalty. The muddy condition of the field cut down on offensive plays. Henry Alemany scored on a pass from Williams, but the extra point pass was incomplete. Three passes were completed to McPherson for the majority of the Cardlet gains. SC gained more than twice as much yardage as the Wildkittens did.
In a loss to Salinas, sharp and speeding looking Hank Alemany had a spectacular game carrying the ball for 105 yards in 11 carries. Quarterback Gene Williams connected on 6 out of 13 passes for 86 yards.
Holy Cross varsity 13-21. Salinas 7-12, 19-32; Watsonville 0-13, 13-13; Monterey 31-14, win. According to the Trident the season record was 2-4-1.
Players: Houso, Angell, Salmonson, Jack Ritchey, Bryan, Elliott, Stoodley, Wally Walker, Larry Eaton, Dennis Netoff, Ted Duffield, Steve Winters, Joe Ritchey, Adams, Burr, Souza, Jim Ritchey, Stout, Oliver, Gary Wright, Cummings, Hummel, Don McDuffee, Pappas, Ron Bengston, Whetton, Stromph, Ron Lowry, Ronnie Lowe, Owen, Hungerford, Cliff Buckner, Curtis, Jim Wylie, Reid, Mike Valine, Al McCommon, Dunlap, Wood, Foster, Williams, Bob Lockwood and George Scofield.
JV’s were mostly freshman and sophomores. The most outstanding player was sophomore Ronnie Lowe. Others who were special players were defensive demon Wally Walker and quarterback, runner Al McCommon.
Against Holy Cross, Dennis Netoff, a freshman fullback, rocked the Panther line for 164 yards in 28 carries. The Mission Hill running threat was never thrown for a loss all evening. Halfback Ronnie Angell garnered 45 yards on the ground and Larry McWilliams threw passes for 69 yards.
Bellarmine JV’s Stop SC 6-18. Ron Angell made the only SC TD as he crashed over from the one in the third quarter. SC played hard in the second half, but the Bells were stronger and more experienced. Starting line up for the Bellarmine game: ends, Joe Richey and Dan Hungerford; tackles, Ray Downing and Steve Winters; guards, Ronnie Lowe and Cliff Buckner; center, John Salmonson; backs, Dennis Netoff, Wally Walker, Al McCommon, Larry Eaton and quarterbacks, Joe Pappas and Bob Lockwood.
Jayvees Lose On Final Play To Salinas 7-12. SC left the field at half time with a 7-0 lead on Mickey Reed’s 2 yard run. In the junior lightweight game it was a 6-6 tie. Santa Cruz’ score came on a first half 35 yard run by halfback Larry Scott.
JV’s Romp Over Monterey 41-14. for first league win. Elusive and speedy halfback Al McCommon raced for 10, 15, 25 and 60 yards for touchdowns.
In the 13-13 tie game against Watsonville both scores came on passes from Bob Lockwood to Al McCommon.
Gilroy and Hollister were added to the league for basketball and baseball. And a new sport cross country was added.
ADDED FEATURE FOR BASKETBALL WAS ALL THREE TEAMS VARSITY, LIGHTWEIGHTS AND JV’s WON THEIR LEAGUE
VARSITY BASKETBALL CHAMPIONS AND PLAYED AT TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS AT CAL
Practice games: Dads Club tournament, Hollister 69-50, Monterey 63-50, Camden 44-50, Dads second place; Ayer 51-29, Willow Glen 53-40. Lincoln 40-46, At this point 4-2. Andrew Hill 66-43, Palo Alto a win and won three more games for a practice record of 7-2 according to the Trident. League: Salinas 56-50, 54-45; Watsonville 55-54, 49-33; Monterey 40-64, 74-60; Gilroy 36-44, 40-38; Hollister 88-70, 64-56. League Champions record 8-2. Season so far 15-4. (TOC) Tournament of Champions at CAL, Sacramento 40-59 and Poly of San Francisco 53-57. For season record of 15-6.
League standings, school, league and season. Santa Cruz 8-2, 15-4, Gilroy 7-3, 12-6, Monterey 5-5, 10-9, Watsonville 4-6, 11-10, Hollister 3-7, 8-11, Salinas 3-7, 7-11.
Sentinel Dec. 12. Ragged SC Defeats Hollister, 69-50 in the first round of the third annual Santa Cruz Invitational, after losing in the opening round in the previous two SC Invitational tournaments. SC enters the semifinals for the first time in history. In a race horse-type game, 133 shots were taken. Hollister led 14-13 at the end of the first quarter, but John Kirby and James Smith suddenly found the basket, SC pulled away to a 36-25 halftime lead. Kirby looked like he is developing into a better than average cager as he scored 20 points by hitting 7 of 18 shots and grabbed six rebounds. Smith hit 6 of 19 shots, but still managed to score 17 points and get ten rebounds. Dick Scotter hit 5 of 9, getting most of them off the fast break.
The play of Gil LaMothe was greatly improved over his first two appearances as he scored eight points and grabbed five rebounds. Ken Caldwell made a favorable impression in his debut as a starter. For the first time this year, SC had a balance attack, not depending on Smith, as they were in the first two games. Hollister’s race horse-type game forced SC into taking 70 shots and they hit 25 for 35.7 percent. Coach Emmett Thompson, said the game was his teams worst so far. He especially praised Kirby. He said he found out he can play his reserves more and not weaken the team. Scoring: Kirby 20, LaMothe 8, Smith 17, Scotter 12, Caldwell 3, Esquibel 0, Webster 4, Alemany 3, Moore 2, Young 0.
Dec. 14. In the second round of the Dads Club, SC smashed Monterey 69-50. James Smith scored 36 points and grabbed 23 rebounds, to set new tournament records. Going into the championship game, he had scored 121 points in four games, an incredible 30.25 points a game. Against Monterey, he hit 29 points in the first half with 13 coming from free throws. He then collected three quick fouls in the third period and was replaced to save for later. When SC was comfortable ahead late in the game,
Coach Thompson put him back in so he could go for the rebound record. SC took a early lead and kept going to take a 37-16 lead at halftime. Thompson began substituting at the start of the second half. Monterey played a sagging man-to-man defense with two to three men on Smith, but he kept pouring them in, missing only eight shots from the floor. SC went 19 for 23 from the free throw line and from the field 19 of 62 for 30.6 percent. Scoring: Kirby 4, LaMothe 0, Smith 36, Scotter 6, Caldwell 0, Alemany 2, Webster 3, Moore 6, Esquibel 2 and Young 4.
Dec. 14. Cougars Stop Jim Smith; SC Loses 50-44 in the championship game against Camden a superior ball club, before a crowd of over 1000 fans at the Civic Auditorium, Camden repeated as tourney champions. The Cards hustled, but they just weren’t able to put up with Camden’s better balance and height advantage. This was SC’s first defeat in five games. Camden’s sagging 2-1-2 zone defense, ruined James Smith’s 30 point average as the 6-4 center was held to three field goals, all in the last three minutes. His eight free throws gave him 14 points for the game and 67 for the tournament. He had a 36 point game against Monterey for the Tourney record. SC’s only lead came early in the first quarter, but Camden pulled ahead and moved to 23-18 at intermission. With three minutes left, Camden held a 13 point lead at 45-32. With 58 seconds left to play, the Cards cut the margin to four points at 48-44.
A pressing, hustling man-to-man defense all over the court did the trick for SC, but it was too late. John Kirby played a very fine game getting 12 points and 14 rebounds. Smith pulled down 17 rebounds. Coach Emmett Thompson was pleased with his team performance said after the game. “It took a heck of a club to beat us. Scoring: Kirby 12, Lamothe 5, Smith 14, Scotter 4, Caldwell 2, Alemany 4, Webster 3 and Esquibel 0.
At the Dads Club tournament, James Smith was rightfully named MVP as he set the tournament records in many categories both for one game and for the tournament. James scored 36 points against Monterey, scoring one point under half of SC’s total points scored. Other records James broke were for most free throws at 14, best free throw percentage 93.3 and rebounds in a game 23.
James Smith was the tournament MVP
Point guard, Dick Scotter was ALL TOURNAMENT.
Starters: forwards, John Kirby and Dave Young; center, James Smith; guards, Dick Scotter, Bob Alemany and Jim Esquibel; Others by position: forwards, Pat Moore, Mike Carney and Gil LaMothe; center, Bob Netoff; guards, Ken Caldwell and Dennis Cody.
SC 54, Willow Glen 40. Putting on an incredible show, Santa Cruz’ one man scoring machine, James Smith potted 37 points to spark a 53-40 victory over Willow Glen. At half the score was 31-18 and Smith had 25 to his credit. Only 6 points for the rest of the team. The big pivot man casted off 26 times with 17 falling in. His nights performance was climaxed with 13 rebounds. Credit is due for the tricky passes from Dick Scotter to Smith, for many of Jim’s goals came after passes from Scotter.
Scotter looked sharp on defense as well as offense. Junior, Jim Esquibel another flashy ball handler and accurate passer made his share of passes as well. This duo gives the Cards one of the best guard combination in the area. Senior forward, John Kirby turned in an impressive game as well scoring 8 points on a field goals and 6 free throws for a total of 14 points. He added 6 rebounds.
The scrappy Lions of Lincoln beat the Cards 46-40 by holding Smith to two field goals and 8 points. Two time All League lightweight, Bobby Alemany tied Smith for scoring honors for the Cards..
SC 56, Salinas 50. The team prove in the first league game against Salinas that they could manage without the services of the senior ace, James Smith, who was sidelined with a sprained ankle. Forward, Kirby rotated into the center post to lead the team in scoring and rebounding for the evening. Kirby grabbed 15 rebounds while pushing through 17 markers gaining stellar honors for the evening. Guards, Scotter and Alemany contributed to the cause considerably with their with their timely scoring and brilliant defensive work.
In a one point win over Watsonville 55-54, SC held a slim lead throughout the game right up to the final buzzer. Sparked as usual by point producing center Smith, the Cards were having rather an off night. James controlled the boards with 15 rebounds and was top scorer with 24. Guard, Dick Scotter performed superbly on defense and scored 12 digits. Jim Esquibel, reserve guard, looked sharp in his brief showing in the second half.
The following night the Cardinals played the Stanford frosh at Stanford Pavilion and were demoralized. Since this was not a high school game it is not counted in the record.
They were able to get over that encounter quickly by doing the same to Andrew Hill running up a 66-43 score. Smith paced the victory with 32 points, 20 coming in the first half. The reserves played most of the second half. Jim Esquibel got another chance to show his stuff and was impressive with his passing and timely scoring.
Monterey 64, SC 40. Not playing like league champs, the Cards were far behind throughout the tilt, with Monterey using their third string in the fourth quarter.
Gilroy’s a superlative five knocked over a cold SC unit 44-36. Gilroy has a excellent basketball player named Smith, but this is Dick Smith a 6’ senior forward, who tore SC to shreds with his superb passes to his mates for buckets and ended up with 6 assists and 8 points. (Later in their careers both Smith’s will start for Cal.) Six foot six inch center, Dan Brutton and guard Dan Perino scored 15 each to pace the Mustangs. It was a different story for the Cards, who were unusually cold in their shooting. James Smith used his rebounding skills to take in 15 bounds, while scoring 16 markers. Scotter continued his fine defensive play and scored 9 points. SC rallied in the second quarter to tie the game 19-19. The third quarter was even and then Gilroy exploded in the final stanza.
Hollister went down 88-70. Paced by the bucket and rebounding wizard James Smith, the Cardinals finished up with a well balanced scoring attack, outside of Smith’s 35 points. Although guard Dick Scotter did not start he tallied 20 points. Forwards, Kirby and Gilbert LaMothe racked up 17 and 12 markers respectively.
Salinas went down 54-45 as the Cards carried around a nine point lead throughout the game. Smith swished 10 free throws added 10 points from the field and ended with 20. Kirby chipped in 12 with half on free throws. Dave Young, reserve forward played exceptionally well in his appearance in the fourth quarter. He scored four point, but of greater value hauled down five rebounds.
SC 49, Watsonville 35. An immaculately well knit five of guards, Scotter and Alemany; center, Smith; forwards, Kirby and Dave Young played throughout most of the game. The Cards controlled the boards with Smith 18, Kirby 8 and Young 6, which was one of the reasons for the win. The other reason was it produced the best team effort for the year. If they keep it up, they can win the league. Even though the Wildcats have a taller unit, they were out rebounded by the stronger Cards 40 to 22. Smith hit for 24 points.
SC 74, Monterey 60. Kirby broke loose against Monterey for 26 points, hitting 9 of 11 from the floor. Working hard on the boards as usual John scraped off 15. Smith extended his league leading total as he potted 29 points an grabbed 15 rebounds. Smith and Kirby together stole the show while scoring 55 points and totaling 30 of the team’s 36 rebounds. Monterey could not miss their shots in the first half, but cooled off some in the final stanza. Three Matadors scored in double figures. Tireless Scotter played his usual outstanding defensive game and also rang up 13 to the cause. Kirby had the best night of his basketball career, catching the eye of all the spectators, who admire his football talent.
SC 40, Gilroy 38. Smith, varsity standout for three years, will be making his last prep appearance on the auditorium hardwoods against Gilroy in the show down of the Smith’s. There was no doubt who was the hero of this game. Although Smith scored 24 points and got 20 rebounds, Dave Young stole the show. With a minute to go, Young who grabbed 9 rebounds, hit a 30 foot set shot to tie the game at 38-38. Then with less than five seconds to go Kirby threw up a desperation long shot from about half court. Young tipped in the leather sphere in mid air as the buzzer went off for the win.
The crowd of 1500 could not contain themselves as they came down from the stands and carried Dave around on their shoulders in what is one of the classic shots taken of action at the Civic. The team threw the coach in the showers and went in with him.
Another outstanding feature of this contest was the accurate passing of Scotter and Esquibel. Their substitute, 5’3” Bobby Alemany hustled around the court like a chicken with his head chopped of on defense. In addition to scoring the tying and winning baskets, Young was taking the ball from the taller Mustangs. On one occasion, he took the ball away from the 6’6” center going for a rebound.
Kirby excelled in the stingy defense that held the fine Gilroy team with second team All Northern Cal guard, Dick Smith to 8 points. A person would have had to be there to realize the tense and thrilling contest. It was by far one of the best games ever witnessed on the auditorium pavilion. (Both Smiths ended up as first stringers at Cal)
James Smith played with the vigor of someone trying to prove a point that he was better than the other Smith, Dick. In the opinion of the Trident sports editor it was the best game of James career. Every game James turns in a standout performance, but in this game he looked as if he invented the game. He could do nothing wrong as he controlled both boards, passed superbly, drove sensationally and was amazing on tip ins.
After this game James was named “Prep of the week” by the San Francisco Chronicle. He also is on the verge of breaking Phil Nettos rebound record set just two years ago.
The Cards are assured of at the least a tie for first with this win. No need of that as the Cards did beat Hollister for the sole championship 64-56. In the CCAL, ties are not played off to find a single winner. Instead the two tied teams would be declared Co-Champions. There have been a few cases were Tri-Championships have been crowned. Should there be a tie, a playoff game would be held to determine the team to go on to championship tournaments.
The amazing Cards with a record of 2-2 early, won their next 6 to win the league. In the last game, they rapped Hollister 61-56 for a 8-2 league record. With Smith pouring in 21 points in the first half the Cards went in at half time with a 10 point lead. Smith again led all scorers and rocked the rim for 29 and 15 rebounds. Dave Young turned in another startling performance with his outstanding rebounding and defensive ability. Kirby the second leading scorer potted 12 and was on the boards fighting as usual. Steady Scotter tallied 9 and issued 5 assists, plus his defensive game. Junior, Jim Esquibel replaced Alemany in the starting line up and played exceptionally well and had 4 assists.
Cardinal of the week is junior Jim Esquibel who has worked his way up to a starting guard position teaming up with Dick Scotter to form a fine passing tandem. Jim had four assists in his last game. He has the ability to get the ball were many would be afraid to even try. If anyone is open, Jim will surly feed him the ball.
James Smith led the league in scoring with 210 points for a 21.0 average per game. John Kirby was fifth in scoring with 123 points for an average of 12.4.
James also set the SC record for points scored in a career at SCHS with 1070 points in 65 games for a 16.5 per game average over three seasons.
The Cardinals rated first in offensive stats and fourth on defense. Offensively the Cards had 193 field goals, 168 foul shots, 554 total points for an average of 55.4 per game.
The team will be going to the TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS AT CAL BERKELEY. They will be playing undefeated Sacramento, ranked second in Northern California, in the first round. The probable starting line up are Jim Esquibel and Dick Scotter, guards; James Smith, center; John Kirby and Dave Young, forwards Neither Esquibel or Young were starters at the beginning of the year and both are juniors. The five others in the traveling squad are guards, Ken Caldwell and Bob Alemany; center Jim Webster; forwards, Pat Moore and Gil LaMothe.
The highly ranked Sacramento Dragons were given a scare by the Cards, but came out the victor 59-40. The score was tied at half 27-27. Two ALL NORTHERN CALIFORNIA performers went head to head against one another, Smith at 6’4” and 6’5’ Charles Walker paced their teams in scoring. Walker had 17 and Smith 14. When Smith went out on fouls in the fourth quarter, the Cards were under manned on the boards.
The Cards made an even more impressive showing against Poly of San Francisco in a 53-57 loss. The Cards held a slim 31-28 lead at half time. A comment was made that Poly players had either wings or springs in their legs. Smith led the team in scoring with 18. Kirby and Scotter followed with 13 and 12 respectively. Smith was named ALL TOURNEY.
James Smith at 6’4”, a unanimous choice, on the first team and John Kirby at 6’1” on the second team were honored as ALL CCAL players. James was named on the TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS ALL TOURNAMENT team. The San Francisco papers also selected James as a first team NORHTERN CAL player. Smith resting in third position in the Northern California scoring, boasts a strong 23 point average.
James Smith was chosen
ALL NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
, two years in a row by the SF Examiner, whose writer, said ”Smith even got better than last year”. The SF Chronicle not only selected James for the second year in a row but chose him as “Prep of the Year”.
LIGHTWEIGHT BASKETBALL LEAGUE CHAMPIONS AND UNDEFEATED FOR THE SEASON
Practice games: Salinas Invitational: Pacific Grove 52-28, Monterey 39-37, Salinas 44-40 for the championship. Ayer 75-27, Willow Glen 39-31, Lincoln 65-42, Andrew Hill win, Palo Alto 50-44, St. Francis of Mt. View 26-12 and Junipero Serra of Monterey won. Practice record 10-0. League: Salinas 53-31, 46-32; Watsonville 56-53, 52-25; Gilroy 39-27, win; Hollister 57-29, win; Monterey 63-46, 59-37; League standings: Santa Cruz 10-0, Salinas 7-3, Watsonville and Monterey 5-5, Gilroy 3-7, Hollister 0-10. League record 10-0. Season 20-0.
The Cardlets had a very imposing team this season. They had only two close game during the year and they both were at the preseason Salinas tournament. After defeating Pacific Grove handily, the Cardlets ran into a pesky Monterey team which led up to 3 seconds left in the game. At this point Art Hutcheon intercepted a pass and went in for the score winning the game 39-37. Against Pacific Grove, Steve Smith rang up 16 points and Don McDuffee had 13.
Against the defending league champion Salinas, with 35 seconds to play and down 7 points the team put on a withering press that created a flurry of steals for the win. In the teams next meeting, the difference in the score was almost 30 points. The Cardlet scoring was evenly shared by Al McCommon, Mike Dominguez and Bobby Dabbs all with 11 points.
Starters: forwards, Al McCommon and Mike Domingues; center, Steve Smith; guards, Art Hutcheon and Bob Dabbs. Others by position: forwards, Don Gerig, Gale Yount, Don McDuffee Dave Dominguez; centers, Joe Pappas and Richard Dillworth; guards, Mike Murphy, Richard Criswell, Fred Pfyffer and Gene Williams.
Against Willow Glen, last years All Leaguer sophomore Al Common led the scoring with 12 points and the rebounding as well with 8. Mike Dominguez was close behind with 9 points and 7 rebounds.
In the 65-42 game against Lincoln, freshman center Smith dropped in 26 points to lead the Cardlet attack. He also had 9 rebounds. The team now has 6 wins. The team relies on their height and superb teamwork to talk for them. This was proven by the 45 rebounds and 13 assists made in this game.
Another won rung up against Andrew Hill in an easy game. The reserves played the second half. Center, Steve Smith potted 9 points in the first half.
In the decisive win over Salinas, the entire team was praised for the winning effort. Dabbs scored 19 and played outstanding defensive ball. Hutcheon pulled the team together in the second half with his spirited play.
The Cardlets leave little to be desired in a lightweight team with plenty of height, speed and effective shooters. In the tight 56-53 Kitten contest, three cagers hit double figures in rebounding, McCommon, Smith and Dominguez had 14. 13 and 10 respectively for a nice total of 37. Dominguez, a lanky junior, came into his own against Watsonville by scoring 21 and the next night getting 16 more against Palo Alto. Mike has been having trouble breaking into the starting five, but he was told he will be playing somewhere as long as he keeps up his hustle. Palo Alto proved to be a tough competitor for the Cardlets and they had to put their fast break to good use to beat them 50-44.
In a blow out against Ayer 75-27, Smith scored 18.
Behind the deadly shooting of Dominguez, the Cardlets took advantage of Gilroy’s mistakes and took the game 39-27. Dominguez flipped 19 point through the hoop and accounted for seven rebounds. McCommon couldn’t find the hoop, but he controlled the boards grabbing 10 bounds. Hutcheon, who leads cheers during the varsity action was a defensive demon, picking of Pony passes right and left.
The reserves saw a lot of action against Hollister. The score at half was still 23-6. Ended up 57-29. In league scoring at this time, Dominguez is the top Cardlet in third place with Smith, McCommon and Dabbs in top ten.
Dabbs who has been a pain in the neck to Salinas in particular and all teams in general, paced the Cardlets with 14 points. Bobby scored 11 against them in the preseason tourney and another 19 in the first league game. Salinas is happy they have seen the last of Bobby as a lightweight. In this 63-46 win Smith and Dominguez scored 11 and 10 respectively.
A pressing defense was used very effectively against the Wildkittens this game . Resulting in a 52-25 score. Team leaders scoring and rebounds were Smith with 10 rebounds and 10 points. McCommon 8 rebounds and 10 points. Dominguez led in points with 12.
In league play the team led the league in offense by 7.3 points per game and on defense by 6.7.
The league offensive and defensive numbers are listed in the following order: field goals, foul shots, total points and average per game.
FG FT TP APG
Offensively 203 117 527 52.5
Defensively 141 49 331 33.1
For a spread of 19 points per game.
League scoring by place in the league, and the rest as above.
PLACE FG FT TP AV
Al McCommo fourth 47 22 116 11.6
Dave Dominguez fifth 51 13 115 11.5
Steve Smith eighth 32 32 96 9.6
Bobby Dabbs ninth 34 20 88 8.8
A well balance scoring attack.
Players, games played and total scoring with two games left. Smith 18, 184; McCommon 18. 170; , M. Dominquez 18. 165; Dabbs 17, 119; McDuffee 16. 88; Hutcheon 17, 78; Pappas 14. 23; Gehrig 15, 22; Murphy 13, 18; Criswell 9, 19; Dave Dominguez 9, 9; Dillworth 11, 7; Williams 13, 7; Yount 4, 6; King 4, 2; Pfyffer 5, 0.
The only games won by less than 10 points were early season games against Monterey 39-37 and Salinas 44-40 in the last seconds of games in the Salinas tourney and practice games against Willow Glen by 8 and Palo Alto by 6. In league the closes game was with Watsonville 56-53 and Gilroy 39-27.
The team voted Mike Dominguez MVP, and Mike and Al McCommon co-captains. Joe Pappas, Mission Hill, freshman was voted the most improved.
The following four players were not just scorers, they were all around good players and the ALL CCAL selection committee gave them the recognition they deserved. Juniors, Mike Dominguez, who was not even on first string at the beginning of the season, and Bobby Dabbs were selected on the first five and freshman, Steve Smith and sophomore, Al McCommon were included in the top ten. Steve missed the first team by one vote and Al was first team last year. The voters did not want SC to have four out of the five first team members. Even though, each would have stood out more individually, if they had been on a team that was not as dominating and well rounded.
Watsonville played it cool, when Wildkitten coach, Norm Haney picked five Cardlets for all league.
SCHS can be proud to produce six all leaguers out of a possible twenty counting both varsity and lightweights.
Dominguez was constantly tanking shots, when they were needed most. McCommon, a second time All Leaguer was a top scorer and co-captain of the team. Smith was hailed as the best center in the league. Dabbs struck terror in the hearts of this opponents with his alert, shifty and scrappy play. At a rally Dabbs’ true value to the Cardlets was exemplified by co-captain McCommon’s closing statement. “Salinas has a lot of good players and they will be tough for us to handle. If I let my man get by me, I do not have to worry–Dabbs will be right there to cover him.” Salinas was the next best team in the league.
JV BASKETBALL LEAGUE CHAMPS WITH 8-2 RECORD
The JV’s made it a three way sweep, varsity and lightweight also league champs.
Practice games: Palma 60-59, Palo Alto 46-37, Samuel Ayer 82-26, Watsonville 41-25, Gilroy 41-42, Hollister won easy, Salinas won, Monterey 42-34. Not all games reported. From the Tridents, ending league record 8-2 for league championship.
Starters: Ted Henthorne, Bill Scally, Dennis Netoff, Jim Harris, Dennis Cody, Mike Carney and Warren Conrad. Most of the team are juniors. Other team members: Allison, Ron Bengston, Feakes, Jim Kowal, Tim Mealiffe, Bob Netoff, Bob Rauen, S. Scofield, Mike Tara and Ron Worrell.
For the tight Palma game the big guy was Ted “Big Feather” Henthorne, who tanked 25 points to pace the Cardinal five.
In the Watsonville win 41-25, the 6’2”, Jim Harris was the high point man with 11 points with 9 of them coming from the free throw line followed by Dennis Cody with 10 and Ted Henthorne with 9. Mike Carney looked good on defense along with Warren Conrad. Harris and Henthorne controlled the boards. The next night against Palo Alto the Redbirds emerged without the loss of a feather on the top end of things, 46-37. The locals were paced by Dennis Cody netted 13.
In a practice game, the team crushed Ayer 82-26. Harris lead the charge with 18 counters.
The team lost its first league game to Gilroy 41-42. Playing as usual with three men off the varsity, the Cards were paced by Mike Carney and Jim Harris each amassing 12 points.
Beat Hollister easily to have a 4-1 league record. Henthorne burned the nets for 20. Beat Salinas with Henthorne and Harris leading the way scoring 15 and 13 respectively. Starting line up at this time: guards, Bob Netoff and Bill Scally; center, Jim Harris; forwards, Ted Henthorne and Mike Carney.
By beating Monterey 42-34 gave the JV’s a 6-2 record in league with two to go. Junior sharp shooters Mike Carney led the onslaught with tallying 12, with Jim Harris and Bill Scally adding 10 a piece.
Junior, Ted Henthorne was the main gun as he often cut loose in the double figures. His best game was in a 60-59 win against Palma when he scored 25. He had another 20 point game in league. Dennis Cody had a high game of 22 against Gilroy to rank him second in scoring on the team. Showing the most potential for varsity next year is center, Jim Harris, who uses his 6’2” frame well underneath the boards
Coaches choices: Bill Scally best defensive man, Mike Carney best all around player and Ted Henthorne the most consistent player.
Los Gatos won, Ayer 42-30, Lincoln 37-18, Salinas 31-20, this is win number seven; Salinas 21-28 for the first loss;
Team members Enos Souza, John Gill, Dave Lemmon, Bill Frandsen, Mike Heren, Dave Hutcheon, Richard Bascau, Richard Dilworth, Jim Jenifer and Jim Castlen.
The C team has won all five of there games so far. In the 42-30 win over Ayer, Rich Dillworth led the scoring with 15 followed by the little spark plug John Gill with 11 points.
Richard Bascau a Branciforte freshman, sparked the wins against Lincoln and Salinas scoring 8 and 14 points.
Junior John Gill was Cardinal of the week for all sports to honor his third season playing C and D basketball and for his all out play each and every game. John is called the “the little spark plug”.
Los Gatos 15-6, Ayer 33-18, Lincoln 22-21, Salinas 17-25, 16-30;
Forward Bill Nunes moved down from the C team and proved invaluable in the 33-18 win against Ayer for their second win and their best game of the season. Freshman Steve Delamora was top scorer with 11 points.
Against Lincoln and Salinas, freshman from Mission Hill, Dave Dominguez scored 8 and 7 points for high point honors.
Team members: Ken Walter, Buddy Bates, Doug Roberson, Fred Pfyffer, Jack Craighill, Tom Schot, Kim Street, Dave Dominguez, Bill Nunes, Allan Smith and Steve Dellamora.
WRESTLING CCAL CHAMPIONS
Card wrestlers place five men at CCAL meet. First place winners junior Jim Hunt at 120 pound division, junior Warren King at 138 and senior Tony DeLuca at 145. The three stalwart main stays, rose to the occasion by leading the team to the CCAL CHAMPIONSHIP. Second place finishers were freshman, Dick Gustavson and Richard Carter. All five of these boys will go to the NCS meet in Turlock. John Rogers, Roy Miyoko and Dick Alemany were consistent throughout the season, but did not score at the CCAL meet.
At NCS at Hayward Warren King took second place and Tony Deluca took a third place to qualify them to wrestle at the Northern California State finals at Turlock. Senior Tony DeLuca, a four year wrestler took third place at the State meet. Warren King advanced to the finals, but was not able to win in advanced second day competition.
At the Gilroy Invitational meet consisting of ten teams, SC was third. Four wrestlers took first places in this meet: Jim Hunt 120 pounds, Warren King 133, Tony DeLuca 138, and heavyweight, John Rogers. Roy Miyoko took a second at 154.
In a dual match with Palo Alto the Cards won 27-19.
Grapplers drop first league match against wrestling power Gilroy 16-31. Wrestling on the Gilroy mats, the Cards came up with only four individual winners. Junior, Jim Hunt at 120 decisioned his man. Junior, Dick Alemany in this first year out, showed potential in winning by decision from his opponent. At 138, Tony DeLuca was the only SC winner by pinning his man. John “Tank” Rogers at 220 a new comer, decisioned his man in the unlimited class.
SC matmen rap Salinas. Winners by divisions; Eick Gustavson, 112; Jim Hunt, 127; Dick Alemany, 127; Warren King, 133; Tony DeLuca, 145; first year man, Spiro Benias, 145; Roy Miyoko, 154; and Charles Wood, 191.
In their last league dual meet of the year against Hollister, behind going into the last match 18 to 21, heavyweight, John Rogers pinned his man for the win 23-21. Dick Carter at the 165 division also pinned his man. Other winners and their divisions were at 112, Dick Gustavson; at 113, Warren King; and at 138, Tony DeLuca.
Other members not mentioned above: Costanzo, Saffeels, Cliff Buckner, Harkleroad, High, Matthews, Ebert, Hill, Powers and Wally Walker.
Coaches comments. John Rogers did well in his first year and will be counted on for more points next year. Jim Hunt and Warren King have State meet scoring ability with a little more work, before next year. Seven of the twelve lettermen will be back next year.
Monterey Easter tournament: Pacific Grove 4-0, Watsonville 7-2 and Salinas 3-4 for second place. MPC 1-7, 5-11. (Since MPC is a junior college these games will not count in the final record.) Carmel win, Los Gatos 5-0, Bellarmine 10-3, Many games missing. Trident practice record 9-3 not counting MPC. League: Watsonville 14-4, 9-0, Salinas 0-2, 3-1; Monterey 0-3, 4-5; Gilroy 9-0, win; Hollister 12-9, 2-5. League record 6-4, second place. Season 16-8 from Sentinel article.
Going into the last game of the league season there were four teams tied for first place. SC, Watsonville, Salinas and Monterey. It ended with four teams one game apart. Monterey and Watsonville won their games to tie for the title with 7-3 records. SC and Salinas lost their games to tie for second with 6-4 records..
Players by position: catchers, Ken Johnson and John Filice; pitchers, Fred McPherson, Ron Worrell, Jerry Baptista, Curt Sandman, Mike Mason and Mike Tara; 1B, Bob Lockwood; 2B, Bruce McPherson also a SS and Bruce Bettencourt also an OF; SS, Dave Young also a pitcher; 3B, John Kirby; outfielders, Al McCommon, Ken Negro also a pitcher, Pete Pappas. Long time manager for many SC teams Ernie Penrose.
Cards Drop Lid lifter to Strong MPC 7-1. Junior Ron Worrell pitched three innings without giving up a earned run. The young Cards could only come up with three hits, one a double by first baseman Bob Lockwood and two other scratch hits by Bruce Bettencourt and Pete Pappas.
Salinas Edges Cards To Win Monterey EasterTournament 4-3. In the 7-2 tournament win over Watsonville, center fielder Ken Negro hit a 300 foot home run to pace the win. For this and his good hitting in the clean up spot, Ken was named the Cardinal of the week. Watsonville sports section was bragging about striking Ken out last season and expected to do even better this season got a rude awakening. Ken has been an important member of the team for three years, playing the outfield, pitching, hitting and being looked up to by the rest of the team.
In the championship game loss to Salinas 3-4 Al McCommon, the clubs leading hitter, who lashed out three singles on four trips to the plate. During these games their were three sophomores starting: Bob Lockwood a returnee first baseman from last year as a freshman, Bruce McPherson at shortstop and Al McCommon in left field.
In a fast league game that took a little over an hour to play, Fred McPherson and bespectacled, sneaky fast portsider Vern Kemp from Salinas, combined to pitch brilliantly with Fred giving up three hits to one for Kemp for a 2-0 Salinas win. Catcher Ken Johnson got the only base hit, a double in the seventh for the Cards.
Fred McPherson was named Cardinal of the week for his excellent pitching this season. He has lost games by one or two runs in which he pitched well enough to win. This is Fred’s third year as a starter. Fred has been a key player for all three years.
Card Clouters Clobber Bells 10-3. John Kirby’s bases loaded triple in the sixth inning was the big hit of the game. Scrappy Bruce Bettencourt knocked across three runs on a single and triple. Shortstop Bruce McPherson and Jerry Baptista had the other hits. Jerry Baptista pitched the first 4 1/3 innings and left with the score 3-3. Fireman Curt Sandman came in and finished the game for his third win of the season.
Cards Whip Wildcats 14-4, On Five Bingles. The game was marred by nine Watsonville errors and the same number of walks. Only three Card runs were earned. The Redbirds scored all their runs in two innings, exploding with eight big tallies in the first and finishing up with six more in the sixth inning. All SC hits were singles, with John Kirby getting two and Bruce Bettencourt, Ken Negro and Dave Young supplied the other blows. Fred McPherson gained the win.
John Kirby is Cardinal of the week for his consistent play at second base or at any other position in the infield he might be needed to play, plus his good hitting. John has made ALL CCAL in football and basketball and will likely add baseball to his honors this year.
Mike Mumbles. In the first week of CCAL competition it looks to be six evenly matched teams with scores being 2-0, 3-2 and 2-1. The next week it was almost the opposite with scores of 16-0, 14-4 and 7-0. For SC in it’s two games this last week, rolled up 24 runs on just 10 hits.
Kirby Shines; MPC Beats SC 11-5. John Kirby hitting in the clean up spot, lashed out three hits in four trips to the plate to get a majority of the Cards five hits. One of the hits was Johns first homer of the year. The two other hits came from Dave Young, who moved from third to shortstop and relief pitcher in this game and Fred McPherson. Sophomore Don Gerig moved up from jayvees to play third base and lead off. Junior Ron Worrell started on the mound and went the first five innings.
Monterey scores three runs in the first inning to win the game 3-0. Bruce Bettencourt broke up a bid for a no hitter with a sharp single in the third inning. Each team in the league has at least one excellent pitcher and on the day they pitch the scores will be low.
Cardinal of the week is left fielder and a top hitter on the Card nine, Bruce Bettencourt who provided the big blow of the win over Gilroy 9-0. Bettencourt hit a three run homer over the centerfield fence. Bruce was a back on the championship football team this year and was a first team back for the lightweight team in previous years. He won the league batting title last year. (and this year missed being an unanimous ALL CCAL choice by one vote).
Base hits were well distributed throughout the line up. Sophomore experiment at third base, Don Gerig was the only player to get two hits, while playing creditable defense and served as lead off man in the revised team and batting order. Kirby and Negro each had doubles. Other hitters were Johnson, Young, John Filice, Lockwood and McCommon. Six foot six inch Junior Ron Worrell gave up only two hits and they were to the same batter, while throwing a shutout.
Cards Outscore Hollister 12-9, In Wild Game. Kirby belts 2 HR’s. Highlight of the slugfest was John Kirby’s two sky high home runs that sailed out of Harvey West Park. Big Ken Negro rapped out three singles and Ken Johnson laced a double and single. To round out the nine hit barrage were singles by Bruce Bettencourt and Fred McPherson. Fireman Curt Sandman came in the last three innings to squelch a Haybaler uprising. Hollister’s ace gave up 8 runs in the first two innings.
With a big fifth inning the Cards scored six runs to lock up their victory over Watsonville 9-0. Fred McPherson registered a nifty shut-out allowing only two hits with only two balls getting out of the infield. “Mac” fanned seven Cats, walked two and displayed good control. Dave Young an improved sticker with each game and scrappy Bruce McPherson got singles along with John Kirby’s two hits. Most of the damage was done with the 14 walks the Cats gave up. Kirby is the only Card sticker to hit over the .330 level with a .333 average as of now.
Under the Arcs at Harvey West Park, the Cards lashed Serra High of San Mateo 10-4. Ron Worrell scattered five hits well, but needed help from Curt “Stu Miller” Sandman in the top of the seventh, when Serra scored three of their runs. Top hitters were John Kirby with a line drive home run, Ken Negro who followed John with another blasted to the fence this time and a two run scoring double by Bruce Bettencourt.
Cards Edge Cowboys 3-1 To Tie For First. Fred McPherson tosses a three hitter all singles. The Cards got all three runs the first inning getting eight hits in all. Bruce Bettencourt and Dave Young each collected two hits for the improved Cards, who have won their last three games. Other hits were by Don Gerig, Ken Johnson, Bob Lockwood and Bruce McPherson. The Cards missed Salinas’ ace Vern Kemp who had pitched 11 innings earlier in the week.
Cards Drop Crucial 4-5 To ‘Dores; Bettencourt whacks 4 bagger. Prior to the game both teams were tied for the league title. This Monterey win puts them one game ahead in the standings. SC is in a three way tie for second with Salinas and Watsonville. The spirited Cards were leading 3-2 going into the top of the seventh, when Monterey scored twice to go ahead 4-3. In the bottom of the inning Bruce Bettencourt hit his second home run of the season to tie the score and send the game into extra innings. Things were quiet until the ninth when Monterey drove out two doubles to send the winning run across. John Kirby pushed two runs across in the fifth inning. Fred McPherson pitched a good game striking out 13 and giving up only 7 hits in nine innings. Bettencourt rapped a double to go along with his timely HR. Ken Negro contributed two hits, one a double for an RBI. Others with a hit were Don Gerig, Ken Johnson, Bob Lockwood and Bruce McPherson.
Next year the pitching staff as well as the whole team will be strong with experience.
Bettencourt, Kirby Placed On All League Nine. The tight CCAL baseball race ended with four teams one game apart. Monterey and Watsonville won their games and tied for the title with 7-3 records. SC and Salinas lost their games and tied for second with 6-4 records.
Outfielder Bruce Bettencourt for the second year in a row missed being a unanimous choice by one vote. Last year Bruce was all league at second base. He hit for a .323 average, was a team spark plug and was a threat on the bases.
John Kirby was chosen as a utility infielder and he has played any where he has been needed by the Cards. He hit for a .258 average. Kirby has marked new heights in his athletic career. Probably one of the greatest all around athletes to come out of Santa Cruz in a decade. The senior made the all league teams in three sports this school year, football, basketball and baseball. Two other Cardinals, outfielder Ken Negro and catcher Ken Johnson were considered for the team.
Practice games: Carmel 16-7, Palma varsity 14-5, 2-0; Holy Cross varsity 2-1, 7-3; League: Monterey 3-2, 3-4, 0-0, 11innings; Salinas 1-1, Watsonville loss, 2-3 in 9 innings; Hollister 8-0. Season record 14-4.
Players: Mike Murphy, Wally Walker, Ron Neumann, Mike Hutcheon, Bounds, Tom Schot, Henry Kadatoni, Bob Elliott, Dale Yount, Ron Sousa, Byron Shields, Don McDuffee, Gary Wright, Jim Kowal, Mac Morelli, Don Gerig and Jerry Christensen.
In their first game win 16-7 against Carmel, the top hitters were Ron Souza who went 3-4 and Ron Neumann collected a home run. Pitcher Jim Marker went three innings of no hit, no run ball and Jerry Baptista finished out the game for the win.
Javyee Nine Dump Palma Horeshiders, The Palma varsity went down 14-5. Junior fast baller Jerry Baptista went the distance allowing only two earned runs for his third win. Catcher John Filice threw out three men on the bases, went 2-5 and had 3 RBI‘s for an excellent day. Don McDuffee went 2-3 and had 3 RBI’s.
Hard throwing junior right hander Jerry Baptista notched his fourth pitching triumph in a 2-1 win over formerly undefeated Holy Cross varsity. Bobby Dabbs, a newcomer to the team, scored the initial run and then socked a double to help provide the clincher. Three other Cards collected base knocks, third baseman Al McCommon, second sacker Wally Walker and outfielder Ron Souza.
Jayvees Bop ‘Baler Nine With 8-0 Win. Sophomore shortstop Bruce McPherson was 3-4 and stole three bases. Wally Walker drove in two runs with two solidly hit doubles. Don McDuffee, who splits his time between pitching and playing the infield, got credit for the win. Don baffles the batters with his curve ball. He has allowed only one earned run in 26 innings.
JV’s Walk Over Panthers 7-3. Unloading a 10 hit assault on Holy Cross the Cards coasted to a 7-3 win. Top hitter was Mike Murphy with four hits, one a triple, was followed by Ron Souza and Wally Walker with two hits. Al McCommon and Don McDuffee each had a hit and pitched in the game.
In a tight pitching duel, Don McDuffee pitched 11 innings of scoreless ball to be stopped by darkness in a 0-0 tie game with Monterey.
Jerry Baptista pitched a two hitter to beat Palma 2-0. John Filice, scrappy little chatterbox catcher led the hitting attack rapping out two hits.
One of the starting line ups had Jerry Baptista, junior fastballer who specializes in control will toe the hill. Behind the plate it will either by John Filice or Gary Wright. Freshman Mike Murphy at first, slick fielding Wally Walker or Don Gerig at second, hard hitting Don McDuffee at third, Dave Hutcheon at shortstop, Ron Neumann in left, Mac Morelli in center and powerful Ron Souza in right. This year the jayvees have a very strong bench. At any given time the second string could take over an do just as well as the first team.
Coaches comments. Slugger and pitcher Don McDuffee was the best all around player. Don in 61 innings pitched allowed only two earned runs a .30 runs per game average. Jerry Baptista had the best won loss record as he did not lose a game. First sacker, Mike Murphy a freshman from Branciforte was the best stick, hitting a solid .308. Mike is the top candidate to play varsity next year.
May 18. Cards Fail To Place In NCS Meet. Menlo-Atherton won both varsity and lightweights. In the varsity competition, Salinas was just five points back in second place and in lightweights, Salinas took fourth place. Dick Scotter took sixth place in the pole vault at 12-0 and Lon Bell also finished sixth in his 440 heat, while Terry Chizmar failed to place in the 880. CCAL schools and places: Salinas second, 27 points; King City seventh, 15 points; Carmel fifteenth, 5 and Monterey twenty-first, 2.
Lightweights: SC’s lone entrant, sophomore Bob Turnage finished eighth in the pole vault at 11-0. CCAL members scoring: Salinas, fourth, 19 points, Watsonville, fifteenth, 7; Gonzales, sixteenth, 5; Hollister eighteenth, 2.
Sentinel May 10. Scores of the varsity CCAL meet, which is a combination of the “A” and “B” division teams. Salinas 77, Monterey 70, Carmel 35, King City 18, Watsonville and Hollister 15, Live Oak 11, Santa Cruz and Pacific Grove 2, Gilroy 1, Gonzales and SLV 0. This makes the tenth consecutive time for Salinas to be track champions 1950 to 1959. Placing in the CCAL meet were Fred Graeber, who made the best showing for the two SC varsity thinclads placing fourth in the high jump at 5-8. Dick Scotter went out at 11-6 to get a three way tie for fifth in the pole vault.
Lightweights CCAL Monterey 67, Salinas 61, Watsonville 57, Pacific Grove 16, Santa Cruz 15, Gilroy 10, SLV 9, Gonzales 9, Hollister 2, King City 1 Carmel and Live Oak 0. The Cardlets made a fine showing, thanks largely to Warren King in three events. He was second in the high jump, fourth in shot put and 70 high hurdles to tally eight of the Cardlets 15 points. Freshman Claude Schmidt was a pleasant surprise, when he tied for second in the pole vault clearing 10-6. Bob Alemany reeled off a third in 1320. Co-coach Walt Wattenberg said, “He was referring to fourth place. Larry Duke, who was ill and was not able to make the time trials, might have placed in the 330 and even the broad jump.”
May 8. Chizmar, Bell Pace Varsity as both of them took first in their heats. The SC thinclads, six varsity and four Cardlets qualified for the finals of the CCAL meet. Out of the 12 schools participating, only five teams qualified more individuals than SC in varsity competition. Salinas has 24, Monterey and Carmel 14, King City 13 and Watsonville 11. Chizmar ran the 880 in 2:06.8, while Bell was clocked in the 440 at 53.7. Mike Valine qualified in the 100 yard dash, Rich Novak in the 180 low hurdles, Charlie Wise in the mile and Dick Scotter in pole vault.
Lightweights: making the finals are Tim Meehan, 660; Bob Alemany, 1320; Bob Turnage, pole vault and Larry McWilliams, high jump. Salinas qualified 25 lightweights to give them a total of 39 athletes from their school. Wise and Alemany made fine “kicks” to qualify late in their distance events. Wise was running fourth in the backstretch of the last lap, dropped to fifth and then caught his man. Only the top four in each heat, there were 18 milers, to qualify. Alemany moved from seventh to third in the last lap of the 1320. Novak barely got into the finals in the low hurdles. He took third in his heat with the first two places in each heat and the third best of all the heats qualified.
May 5. Big Four Track. Miracle Happens; Salinas Defeated by Monterey in the Twenty-eight annual Big Four meet, when Monterey’s 440 relay team won the final event for the Toreador win. Score: Monterey 108, Salinas 101, Watsonville 25, SC 11. Co-coach Al Wright commented, that he was fairly happy with the way his squad performed. “We were up against tough competition, but we looked good in the events we entered.” Dick Scotter placed in three events. He was third in the pole vault, fifth in the 180 low hurdles and tied for fifth in the broad jump. Fred Graeber was second in the high jump. Mike Valine was third in the 440.
Lightweights: Score: Watsonville 79. Salinas and Monterey 73 and SC 19. SC improved on their last seasons score. Warren King placed in three events to led the Cardlets with 8 points, King took a second in the high jump, a fourth in the 70 high hurdles and fifth in the shot put. Schmidt tied for second in the pole vault. Larry Duke was third in the 330. Alemany was third in the 1320. Dillworth tied for fourth in the high jump.
May 16. Cardlets Take 3 Firsts in Losers/Consolation Track Meet. This meet is for everyone not qualifying for the NCS meet. Varsity Scoring: Salinas 49, Carmel 47, Monterey 31, King City 23, SC 20, Live Oak 17, Watsonville 17, Hollister 11, Gonzales 7.
Second place: Mike Valine, 100 and 220. Charlie Wise, mile. Fifth place: Carter, 180 low hurdles. Cavanaugh and Wise tied for fifth. Three SC varsity athletes: Terry Chizmar, 880, Dick Scotter, pole vault and Lon Bell, 440 are competing in the NCS Region II meet today, along with Cardlet Bob Turnage in the pole vault.
Lightweights: Team scoring: Monterey 50, Salinas 46, Watsonville 45, SC 42, Hollister 29, Live Oak 17, King City 7, Gonzales and Carmel 3, PG 2, SLV 0. As the Cardlets finished fourth in the CCAL meet. First place winners were Bob Alemany, 1320 in 3:34.0, Larry Duke, 330 no time and third place in broad jump. Warren King high jump at 5-4, scored wins for the Cardlets. Second place: Meehan, 660. Crane, 330. Third place: Ritchey, shot put. Fifth place: SC 440 relay team.
Sentinel preseason write up of February 19. Cardinal Track Prospects Are Brightest In History according to new coaches Merlin Bradshaw and Walt Wattenberg. Thirty-seven athletes are signed up for lightweights and 23 for the varsity with the hopes to keep at least 40 men out all season. Bradshaw is pleased with the Cardlet candidates, mentioning sophomore Mike Valine, Robert Turnage back from last year and Gordon Smith, who runs the 75 and 150 and a ptential relay man. Turnage runs the 75, pole vaults and broad jumps.
Sentinel March 9. Watsonville Takes Tri-Meet, Cards Second In Both Divisions. Unexpectedly the varsity outshined the Cardlets in the first meet of the season. In the varsity meet it was Watsonville 71, SC 46, Live Oak 21. SC took three varsity first places. Terry Chizmar won 880 in 2:09.8. He drew praise from coach Bradshaw, who also thought Lon Bell who was second to Chizmar in the 880 ran well. Henry Wall was a surprise first in the mile. The third Card first place finisher was Ted Baer, the son of City schools PE coordinator Roger Baer. Ted leaped 18-10 in the broad jump. Second placers: Valine, 100, second in 220, third in broad jump. White, mile. Bell, 440. 880 relay team. Cheney, shot put. Third placers: Wall, 120 high hurdles. Carter, 180 low hurdles. Basinger, shot put and third in discus. Lilja, high jump. Fourth place: Novak, 180 low hurdles.
Lightweights: Watsonville 101, SC 28, Live Oak 13. Lone bright spot for the lightweights was the high jumping of Roger Keenan, who jumped 5-9 for only Cardlet first. His jump would have won the varsity event. Second place: Alemany, tied for second in 330 and took four in 75 dash. Benias, 1320. 440 relay team. Angell, pole vault and discus fourth.
Third place: McWilliams, 70 high hurdles. Walton, 680. Turnage, 150. Wall, 1320.
Fourth place: Duke, 330.
In a dual meet with Watsonville the varsity lost 46-64. The brightest note of the day was Dick Scotters three first in the pole vault, 180 low hurdles and the broad jump. Mike Valine won the 220 and was second in 440.. Other placers were Fred Graeber, second places in 100, 220 and high jump. Larry McWilliams tied for second in the high jump and was third in 120 high hurdles. Cliff Buckner second in discus and third in shot put. Spiro Benias second 880. Tom Sanders was in a three way tie for second place in the high jump. Tim Mealiffe, second in mile. Jim Harris second in shot put and John Knapp third in discus.
The lightweights lost 26-87. Winners were Bob Alemany in the 1320 and Warren King in high jump. Warren also took third places in the 70 yard high hurdles and shot put. Multiple placers were Phil Duke, second in 75 yard dash and third in broad jump. Claude Schmidt, second in high jump and pole vault. Single event placers were Ray Meehan, second in 660 and Enos Souza in 330.
March 27. Turnage Sets Pole Vault Mark. SC mauled SLV 99-14 in SLV‘s first year of year of having a track team.. Dick Scotter, out for his second day after basketball, won two events as did sprinter Mike Valine. Scotter won the pole vault at 11-4 and then tried to break the school record by clearing 11-11. He barely missed, by not throwing his wrists and arms up after he cleared the bar on his third try. The record is now held by Ronald Hall, who cleared 11-10 in 1946. Valine won the 110 yard dash (was missed marked. The distance should have been 100) in 11.6 and the 220 in 24.6. Rest are by event, name, place and first place times:
120 high hurdles: Novak, 21.2, Lybrand and Carter.
880: Chizmar, 2:08.3, McClellan, SLV
High jump: Keenan, 5-7, Wise, Carter.
100: Valine, Chizmar, SLV
Shot put: SLV, SLV, Buckner third
440: Bell, 55.6, Barbre, DeDora.
120 low hurdles: Carter, 15.2, Novak, Wise.
Discus: McCray, 89-4, Basinger, Buckner.
220: Valine, Barbre, Benias.
Pole vault: Scotter, Cavanaugh and Wise tied for second.
Mile: White, 5:03.2,Wall, McLellan.
Broad jump: Scotter, 18-5, SLV, SLV.
880 relay: Valine, Barbre, Bell and Chizmar, SC, SLV.
Lightweights: SC 96, SLV 16. Sophomore Cardlet track star Robert Turnage, broke the lightweight pole vault record by four inches, sailing over the bar at 10-10. The previous mark was shared by five former Cardlets, Tony DeLuca, 1957; Fred Migues, 1949, Bob Puget, 1940; Robert Williams, 1939 and Daniel Dotta, 1934. Junior Warren King tied a 20 year old school record for the high jump as he cleared 5-7¼. He now shares the record previously set by Lee Macaulay in 1938. Roger Keenan’s jump two weeks ago will not stand as he was never weighed and is now on the varsity. Rest are by event, name, place and first place times:
High jump: King, 5-71/4, McWilliams, SLV.
70 high hurdles: McWilliams, 10.8, Wall, Johnson.
660: Alemany, 1:35.7, Walton, Wilson.
Discus: Angell, 99-10, Nichols, Weyman.
75: SLV, 8.4, Steen, Duke.
330: King, 40.7, Duke, Meehan.
120 low hurdles: Richey, 16.0, McWilliams, Angell.
Broad jump: Weyman, 17-5, Ritchey, SLV.
Shot put: SLV, 43-9, Turnage, Ritchey.
150: Steen, 17.7, Alemany, SLV
Pole vault: Trunage, 10-10, new school record, Angell, no third place
1320: Wall, 4:09.3, McCullah, Conquest.
Relay: McWilliams, Steen, Alemany, Turnage.
Mike Mumbles. Any one taking first place for the track teams will get a ticket for himself and a guest for a meal at Luther’s Sea Breeze. Lightweight broad jumper Larry Duke has the league best lightweight jump of 19’6 ½”.
March 30. In a three way meet with Monterey and Gonzales the varsity scores were Monterey 97, SC 32 and Gonzales 13. The only first place finish for the varsity was Bob Barbre in the 440 in 57.1. Second place: Valine, 100 and fourth in 220. White, mile. Wise. pole vault and fifth in high jump. 880 relay. Third place: Benias, 880. DeDora, 440. Carter, 180 low hurdles. Fourth place: Novak, 70 high hurdles and 180 low hurdles. Wall, mile. McCray, discus.
Lightweights: Monterey 81, SC 36 and Gonzales 24. The Cardlets were competitive and exciting as they were almost even with Monterey 30-28 after six of the thirteen events were finished, but that was as close as they got. First place finishers were Robert Turnage in a pole vault of 10’6” and was fourth in 75 dash and shot put. Larry McWilliams in 70 high hurdles in
10.4, second in high jump and fourth in the 120 low hurdles. Bob Alemany in 660 in 1:33.9 and Warren King in high jump at 5-5. Second place: 440 relay team. Third place: Angell, pole vault. Steen, 150 dash. Fourth place: Duke, 330. Williams, high jump. Richey, broad jump.
April 10. Dick Scotter Clears 11-4 In Pole Vault. SC chalked up a double victory in a three way meet at Memorial Field. The varsity score: SC 75, Gonzales 45, SLV 19. It was SC’s first three way victory of the year. Dick Scotter equaled his earlier 11-4 tops in the pole vault, which is second in the CCAL. He also won the broad jump at 18-4. Other winners for SC were Chizmar, 880 in 2:17.5 and fourth in 100. Bell, 440, in 56.1. Valine, 110 in 11.1 and 220 in 24.5. Novak, 120 low hurdles in 15.5 and second place in 120 high hurdles. Wise, high jump at 5-6. 880 relay. Second place: Benias, 880. Mealiff, mile. Lass, discus. Cavanaugh, pole vault. Third place: Lybrand, 120 high hurdles. Steen, 440. Olds, 120 low hurdles. McLellan, mile. McCray, discus. Wise, pole vault. Fourth place: Buckner, shot put. Riblet, 120 low hurdles. Lybrand, mile.
Lightweight score: SC 69, Gonzales 50, SLV 21. SC had to come from behind to overtake Gonzales. It wasn’t until the 330 that the Cardlets over took Gonzales as Larry Duke took first in 41.6 and Ray Meehan took second. Duke also fourth in the 75 dash. Other winners were McWilliams, 70 high hurdles in 10.2, second in 120 low hurdles and third in high jump. Alemany, 660 in 1:36.4. Turnage, pole vault at 10-6 and discus at 106-6 and third in 150. Souza, 1320 in 3:48.9. Weyman, broad jump at 17-6 and fourth in discus. King, high jump at 5-5. Relay SC. Second place: Angell, pole vault and third in the 120 low hurdles. Johnson, 1320. Third place: Walton, 1320. Fourth place: Frandsen, broad jump. Williams, high jump.
April 13.At the King City Relays, Terry Chizmar won his heat of the 880, but his time of 2:04.6 placed him fourth. King City won the varsity meet with 30 points followed by Salinas 28. SC score 2 points.
Lightweights: Watsonville tied for first with Santa Clara with 33 points and SC had ½ points. Warren King tied for fifth in the high jump with a leap of 5-6.
April 13. At the CCAL Reserves meet at Memorial Field, while the top members of the teams went to King City, Salinas won both divisions. In the six team varsity field, SC came in fourth: Salinas 89, Monterey 55, Watsonville 42, SC 26, Hollister 10, Live Oak 3. SC had no event winners. Second place: Lybrand, 120 high hurdles and high jump. Third place: King, 110. Dedora, 440, fifth in 100. McClellan, mile and four in pole vault. SC 880 relay team.
Fifth place: Riblet, 120 high hurdles.
Lightweights: In the seven team lightweights, SC ended up fifth with 5 points. Williams took fourth in high jump. The 440 relay team took third.
April 18. Wildcats Led By Only 10 points After Eight Events. As prophesied by head coach Merlin Bradshaw, the Card varsity gave Watsonville “a run for their money.” The final score was Watsonville 67, SC 47, but after eight of the 13 events had been completed in the dual meet, the Wildcats held only a slim 40-31 lead. Ten point is not much in track as each event has nine points. SC piled up four firsts, six seconds, seven thirds and a tie for third. Card winners were Spiro Benias, 880 in 2:14.7. Len Bell, 440 in 55.0. In the 180 low hurdles, Dick Scotter and Rich Novak ran a dead heat in 23.5. Scotter was second in the pole vault and third in broad jump. Novak also was third in the 120 high hurdles.
The meet was climaxed with the most exciting race of the day. The 880 relay team of Mike Valine, Dick King, Len Bell and Noel DeDora won in 1:40.2. But they were helped along when a Cat runner fell attempting to pass the baton. Second place: Lybrand, 120 high hurdles and third in the 180 low hurdles. Valine was second in 220 and third in 100. Wise, second in mile and high jump. Third place: Steen, 880. DeDora, 440. Olds, 220. Mealiff, mile. Cavanaugh, pole vault.
Lightweights: Watsonville 98, SC 16. Larry Duke was the only SC winner with a time of 39.6 in the 330. Second place: McWilliams, 70 high hurdles, tied for third in high jump. Alemany, 1320. Third place: Souza, 660. Turnage, discus. Angell, pole vault. Ritchey, shot put. King tied in the high jump.
April 27. Scotter Gets Three First, vaults 11-5 1/4. SC took eight of the 13 first places in a three way meet with SLV and Live Oak of Morgan Hill. SC 79, Live Oak 31, SLV 23. SC made it a double victory as the lightweights won also. Dick Scotter got off his hest pole vault of the year and was the meets outstanding performer garnering three first. The other two were a broad jump of 18-6 and the 120 low hurdles in 15.1. A double winner was Mike Valine who won the 100 in 11 seconds and the 220 in 24.4. Other SC winners: Mike Lybrand, 220 high hurdles in 19.5. Charles Lass, discus at 40-5 and also a third in broad jump. Tim Mealiff, mile in 5:15.8.
Second place: Novak, 120 high hurdles, third in 120 low hurdles and third in high jump. King, 100. Vajretti, shot put and third in discus. McCray, discus. Bell, 440. Lilja, high jump and fourth in broad jump. 880 relay team. Third place: Benias, 880 and fourth in 220. Buckner, shot put and discus. Cavanaugh, pole vault and fourth in shot put.
Lightweights: SC 89, SLV 28, Live Oak 19. SC took ten of the 13 top spots, led by Ron Angell, who captured three events. Angell hurled the discus 97-8, pole vaulted 9-6 and ran the 120 low hurdles in 16.1. Warren King won two firsts, the high jump at 5-6, the broad jump at 18-10 and was third in the 75 dash. Other Cardlet winners: Larry McWilliams, 70 high hurdles in 10.6, second in high jump and fourth in 75. Ron Souza, 660 in 34.6 and second in 120 low hurdles. Walter Duke, 330 in 38.3 and second in broad jump. Joe Riitchey, shot put at 46-9 and third in high jump. Bob Alemany, 1320 in 39.8. Other SC scorers: Second place: Weyman, discus, second in shot put and third in broad jump. Walton, 660 and fourth in 120 low hurdles. Johnson, 1320 and third in 150 dash. Third place: Meeham, 70 high hurdles and fourth in 330. Crane, 150 dash. Fourth place: Wall, 70, high hurdles and 1320. Frandsen, discus. Wilson, 660.
Trident. Cardinals of the week. Yes two outstanding track men Dick Scotter and Warren King. Dick vaulted 12’4” to better his old record by 5 inches. He also took first in the broad jump, low hurdles and was the lead off for the winning relay team. Five winners is not bad for one days work. Warren King who beat his previous school record jump by going 5’8”. The previous record was good for 22 years as Warren only tied it. Warren also took first in the 70 yard high hurdles, and the shot put. He also ran the anchor leg on the winning relay team.
Trident. Cardinal of the week was Bob Alemany who earned a medal for taking first place in the 1320 at the Big 4 meet. This is Bob’s third year on the team. Bob is one of the hardest working tracksters. Alemany was an ALL CCAL lightweight player in basketball for two years and finished out his senior year starting for the championship varsity team this year.
Trident. In all the big meets, such as the CCAL, Big Four and King City Relays, SC was chewed up. The Cardinals won some small meets and were very effective on their home track.
At the league meet Terry Chizmar led the pack in the 880 through the first lap, but was passed by the first place finisher in league record time. Terry took fourth place.
Lightweight stick outs were Warren King who cracked the high jump mark with a jump of 5’8” and Bob Alemany is a top man in the 1320. One day in practice, Bob his 115 pound frame of pure determination carried the little speedster, decided to run the mile for time and came in at a good time of 4:48.
Team members: Enos Souza, N. Frye, Cliff Buckner, Sperio Benias, Terry Chizmar, Dick Scotter, Ron Angell, Joe Ritchey, Mike Valine, John Bobbitt, Larry McWilliams, Fred Graeber, Chuck Wise, Richard Cater, John Knapp, Fred Graeber, R. Sanders, Tim Mealiffe, Bob Netoff, Joe Ritchey, B. Harold, Dennis Cody, J. Crow, Bob Vajretti, G. Williams, J.Harris, D. Dudfield, D. Swan, A. Wood, Gale Yount, Gordon Smith, R. Meehan, J. Arnold, R. Anderson, R. Dillworth, R. Packer, L. Duke, Robert Turnage, W. Ring. Warren King, Steve Van Ness, Claude Schmidt, S. Powers, Bob Alemany, Bill Frandsen, Albert Johnson, Craig Wilson, Richard Crane and D. Yokota.
TENNIS Matches: Live Oak 6-1, Monterey 2-5, Watsonville 3-4 and Live Oak win. These are not all the matches.
Against Monterey, James Smith won his match by the scores of 6-8, 8-6, and 7-5. Art Hutcheon won his 1-6, 8-6 and 6-3 for the only SC wins. Freshman Steve Smith drew praise for his coach for his high potential and good play.
Against Watsonville in the closes league match of the year, it came down to doubles play, where SC won the first set, but lost the next two. James Smith and Art Hutcheon won their doubles match. James and his brother Steve won their singles matches to round out the three wins for SC.
In the Live Oak match the only loss was in one of the doubles matches. Winners were Robert Haley, James Smith, Art Hutcheon, Clyde Izant and Jim Harris. Doubles winners were Hutcheon and Smith. Losers in doubles were Izant and Harris.
Other team members: Mike Fearnehough, Bryon Kingdom, Johnson, Selzer and Dennis Glaum.
Art Hutcheon and James Smith were CCAL champions in doubles.
Wins CCAL Tournament, Take Second in League
Matches: Watsonville 4-11, Gilroy 11 ½ to 3 1/2. Pacific Grove 8-7, Monterey 10-5, James Lick 7 1/2 to 11 1/2
Golfers Win CCAL Tourney; Lose to PG 9-6; for 2nd Place in CCAL. The league has combined the league standings and the tournament points earned between all the schools at the end of the season to come up with a CCAL champion. Pacific Grove won the league by beating SC in their match and having the best won loss record. They received points for that.
Against Watsonville, scrappy Fred Pfyffer copped top medalist honors carding a 75. Andy Gustavson and James Smith carded 83’s
The league has combined the league standings and the tournament points earned between all the schools at the end of the season to come up with a CCAL champion. Pacific Grove won the league by beating SC in their match and having the best won loss record. They received points for that.
SC Golfers Sneak By Tough Breakers 8-7 in a dual match. Basketball star James Smith played the role of a golf star as he took three points from Pacific Grove’s number one man to lead the Cards to their narrow margin of victory.
After defeating Gilroy the golfers have an 8-1 record to tie for the league lead with Watsonville. Scoring strokes leader James Smith carded a creditable 74 followed by Fred Pfyffer who turned in a 76, also good for three points. The first two men score a total of 6 points. Other scores were Andy Gustavson 83 and Bob Bengston 82 both earning 2 ½ points. Mel Haber carded a 88 for ½ point.
Golfers Win CCAL Tourney; Lose to PG 9-6; for 2nd Place in CCAL. The league has combined the league standings and the tournament points earned between all the schools at the end of the season to come up with a CCAL champion. Pacific Grove won the league by beating SC in their match and having the best won loss record. They received points for that.
In the match with PG, Fred Pfyffer won medalist honors, first place with a low score of 75, which garnered two points for SC. Steve Smith carded a fine 78 to pick up another two points and Ron Bengston shot a 78 for the final two tallies, which totals up to 6 points to PG’s 9. This left the Cards in a two way tie for second with Watsonville.
Two weeks ago the SC golfers playing on home grounds, copped the annual CCAL tournament. James Smith and Fred Pfyffer both shot 80’s. Steve Smith and Ron Bengston really came through for SC by carding 82’s to give the Cards 324 tallies to Watsonville’s 341 for the win. A Watsonville player won medalist honors for the league by shooting a 74.
Team members: The matches first players in competition: Steve Smith, James Smith, Ken Caldwell, Fred Pfyffer, Ron Bengston and Andy Gustavson. Others: Pat Moore, Wilson, Bob Bengston, Rich Carter, D. Ebert, R. Gustavson, R. Haber, Halbach, Ron Lowe, Russell and J. Ritchey.
Cardinal of the week was Bob Alemany who earned a medal for taking third place in the 1320 at the Big 4 meet. This is Bob’s third year on the team. Bob is one of the hardest working tracksters. Alemany was an ALL CCAL lightweight player in basketball for two years and finished out his senior year starting for the championship varsity team this year. Bob also helped coach the C and D basketball teams this year. Lightweight stand out Bob Alemany is a top man in the 1320. One day in practice, Bob his 115 pound frame of pure determination carried the little speedster, decided to run the mile for time and came in at a good time of 4:48.
John Kirby Named Outstanding Card. Versatile SCHS athlete John Kirby was chosen as the outstanding senior athlete and the award was given at the Dad’s Club barbecue. In football, John was honored as a ALL CCAL player for the second year. He also was ALL NORTHERN CALIFORNIA, ALL COAST and ALL AMERICAN. John was a key man on the championship basketball squad and was rightfully chosen second team, top ten players, in the CCAL. Playing for the one game out of first baseball team, John was picked for his third ALL CCAL team of the year. Probably the greatest athlete to come out of SCHS, as no one has accomplished this feat before. (or as it so happens, ever again.)
James Smith was also selected as an ALL AMERICAN in basketball, to give SCHS two ALL AMERICANS, which the local community can be very proud of. James Smith at 6’4”, a unanimous choice, on the first team ALL CCAL team. James was named on the TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS ALL TOURNAMENT team. The San Francisco papers also selected James as a first team NORHTERN CAL player. Smith resting in third position in the Northern California scoring, boasts a strong 23 point average. James Smith was chosen ALL NORTHERN CALIFORNIA , two years in a row by the SF Examiner, whose writer, said ”Smith even got better than last year”. The SF Chronicle not only selected James for the second year in a row but chose him as “Prep of the Year”.
Mike Mumbles column by Mike Dominguez. Lets take a look at some of the obvious senior versatile athletes. These are boys who went out for more than one sport in their senior year at SCHS.
Dick Scotter–honorable mention in football for All-League, fiery first string guard in basketball, top-notch pole vaulter, low hurdler and broad jumper in track, holds the varsity pole vault mark.
Individuals in short information:
James Smith–Ace tennis star, All-American, All-Coast, and All-League in basketball, holds almost every varsity record related to points scored and rebounds, number one man on golf team.
Rich Carter–Stout defensive back in football, rugged 165 pound wrestler, hurdler on track squad.
Ken Negro–All-League football halfback, hard-hitting centerfielder on baseball squad.
Fred McPherson–All-League end in football, ace hurler on baseball squad.
Ken Caldwell–Master-mind quarterback in football, scrappy reserve guard in basketball, on golf team.
Bob Alemany–Little 5-4 speedster guard in basketball, lightweight track star in 1320.
Tony DeLuca–Dynamite defender in football, third in state finals at 138 pounds in wrestling. Point scoring in track.
Bruce Bettencourt–Shifty and elusive back in football, returning All-League in baseball.
Ken Johnson–Extra point man in football, standout catcher in baseball.
Curt Sandman–Alternate end in football, number one mound reliever in baseball.
Pete Pappas–Second team backfield man in football, stalwart outfielder in baseball.
Roy Miyoko–Speedy hard hitting guard in football, number one man in 154 division in wrestling.
In the 7-2 win over Watsonville, center fielder Ken Negro hit a 300 foot home run to pace the win. For this and his good hitting in the clean up spot, Ken was named the Cardinal of the week. Watsonville sports section was bragging about striking Ken out last season and expected to do even better this season got a rude awakening. Ken has been an important member of the team for three years, playing the outfield, pitching, hitting and being looked up to by the rest of the team.
Cardinal of the week was Fred Graeber who copped a fourth place medal in the high jump of 5’8” at the CCAL meet. He has come within one-half inch of the record with his best jump of 5’9 ½”. This year Fred has garnered points in meets in the 100, 220 and 440.
Cardinal of the week is sophomore Al McCommon who contributed four hits, one a homer and two RBI’s as SC slaughtered Carmel last week. Al has made ALL CCAL lightweight basketball team for two years in a row. He was the quarterback of the JV football team last year. This year he was a running and defensive back. A three sport athlete. Al should develop into a very fine player in the years to come.
Bruce Bettencourt, Cardinal of the week is left fielder and a top hitter on the Card nine, Bruce provided the big blow of the win over Gilroy 9-0. Bettencourt hit a three run homer over the centerfield fence. Bruce was a back on the championship football team this year and was a first team back for the lightweight team in previous years. He won the league batting title last year. (and this year missed being an unanimous ALL CCAL choice by one vote).
This football team collected the honors deserved by a undefeated, number one rated team in Northern California, by having five players selected ALL CCAL. They are backs, John Kirby and Ken Negro; linemen, Wallace Hicks, Paul McDuffee and Fred McPherson.
ALL NORTHERN CALIFORNIA, John Kirby, Wallace Hicks and Paul McDuffee
ALL COAST Kirby and Hicks
John Kirby was selected by the San Francisco Chronicle and Examiner as an ALL NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PLAYER. The Examiner also named John the “Prep if the year”. John crossed the goal line 22 times for touchdowns and twice on conversions for a total of 122 points.
The biggest honor for John Kirby comes with national recognition as ONE OF THE BEST HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PLAYERS IN THE COUNTRY. To show how selective the team is there are only three players from California on the team.
John was named the outstanding player at the North South game played at the Rose Bowl in August after the school year. This game was played by the top 50 players in the State.
Alvin Johnson a graduate of SCHS in 1951, has been drafted the Cleveland Browns professional football team. Alvin played for the University of Idaho for three years where he was captain of the team last season.