Download complete file with overview and stats: 1933


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

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

There were still two leagues, an A and B league, although the compositions of schools in each league changes periodically. Any games played against teams in the opposite league are considered practice games, but a change in the composition of the leagues changes which games are practice and which go toward the championship. This year the A league was comprised of Santa Cruz, Salinas Watsonville, Monterey and Hollister and the B league of King City, Pacific Grove, Gilroy and Gonzales.

practice games:
(listed as the team Santa Cruz High played then the score, SC-rival)
Sequoia 12-27
Palo Alto 6-33
San Mateo 0-0
Gilroy 34-0
Practice record 1-2-1

(listed as the team Santa Cruz High played then the score, SC-rival)
Hollister 0-13
Salinas 0-32
Watsonville 0-6
Monterey 6-0
League 1-3, fourth place.
Season 2-5-1. Salinas league champs for the second year in a row.

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

Santa Cruz wins initial game of the season against Toreadors, 6-0.
One of the main features of the game was the fact that the Cards did not fumble once. The winning sequence started with Johnson, an SC player, returning the kick off starting the second half to mid field. The first play from scrimmage Johnson ran for a first down. The second play was a pass from Johnson to Rosellini, who scooped it up just before it hit the ground, gaining another first down at the Monterey 10 yard line. Johnson then carried the ball to the five yard line. Rodriguez pushed the line forward two more yards and on the next play he plunged over the goal line for the touchdown.

Another notable win was against Gilroy. The game started with Johnson receiving the opening kick-off and running the ball 95 yards down the side lines for a touchdown. This play set the tone for the rest of the game. SC won 34-0.

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

All CCAL selections were Joe Huddleson and Al Lavigne.

SC lightweights went undefeated and took the CCAL Championships.
Practice games:
(listed as the team Santa Cruz High played then the score, SC-rival)
Salinas 0-0
(listed as the team Santa Cruz High played then the score, SC-rival)
Hollister 6-0
Salinas 6-0
Monterey 19-6,
League record 4-0
Season record 4-0-1.

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

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

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

SCHS are co-champions with Salinas
Practice games:
(listed as the team Santa Cruz High played then the score, SC-rival)
San Jose 26-27
Los Gatos 18-20, 10-23
Sequoia 17-24, 13-27
San Mateo 11-22
Pacific Grove 23-24
Practice record 0-7

(listed as the team Santa Cruz High played then the score, SC-rival)
Gilroy 26-21, 47-22
Gonzales 44-21, 16-18
Pacific Grove 46-26, 14-17
Salinas 25-18, 23-22
Watsonville 25-12, 16-15
League 8-2 Tied with Salinas for Championship. Even though the Cards beat Salinas both times in league, there was a play off game to see who would go to NCS. Salinas won in the second overtime by one point, 19-20.
Season record 8-10.

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

Starters for the champions:
forwards, Captain Barney Sinnott (a starter last year), Adams, and Raymond Carpenter (In the second game against Gilroy, Carpenter scored 22 points, this was as many points as the whole Gilroy team.)
guards, Kenny Gleason, Corey, and Rosellini
center, Manuel Netto – Netto was the most experienced player from last years team. He was the top rebounded and scorer for this season. Netto’s highest point game was 18 in last game of the season.
First off the bench Ben Holsey.

Cardinals win a thrilling game against the Salinas Five.
The Cards overcame Salinas’s early lead to win the game by one point in the closing minutes of play, 23-22. The Cards are now tied for first place in the league. The game: The first quarter ended with Salinas leading 11-3. Each team scored three points in the second quarter of the game, ending the first half with Salinas still having an 8 point lead, 14-6. The Cards outscored Salinas in the third quarter to tighten up the score to a four point margin. In the fourth quarter, the Cards went ahead by one, 23-22. With seconds left Salinas had a foul shot bounce off the rim. The Cardinals gained control of the ball and the gun sounded. Netto and Carpenter tied for high point honors with eight each. Holsey and Corey had two each. Corey, Gleason and Rosellini each scored one point.

Cards win big game 16-15 against Watsonville to gain a tie for league championship.
The game: After trailing throughout the game, the Cardinals staged a comeback in the last quarter which netted them ten points. At half time Watsonville was ahead by 4 points. The third quarter was all defensive work which found both teams going scoreless. To start the forth quarter Carpenter scored two points and Watsonville scored 3 points. Sinnott hit a free throw, Netto scored a field goal, and Sinnott sunk foul shot. With the stands on their feet, Netto tipped the ball to team captain Barney Sinnott (at this time all scores were followed by a jump ball at the half court) who dribbled it down court. Failing to find a man to pass to, Sinnott stood near the side lines and shot the ball in the last second of play. It was a storybook finish as the ball swished through the hoop to win the game. This was Sinnott’s only field goal of the season. Although closely guarded throughout the game, Netto succeeded in making three field goals to take the high point honors. From his guard position, Sinnott came scored three of the Cards’ four successful foul shots, to take a close second with five markers.

Cards Loose Playoff Game to Salinas, 19-20 – Fouls were the Cards Downfall.
The SCHS Cards lost to the Salinas Cowboys in spectacular double overtime, 19 – 20. A goal scored by the Cowboys in the second overtime spelled SCHS’s defeat. The loss not only ended a spectacular game, but a exceptionally successful season for the Cards. Starting out with what looked like a ragged, inexperienced bunch of players, the team whipped into shape and lost the title by a hair. They lost all their practice games but came back win all their league games. In previous games they beat Salinas in two out of three times, but the last game made the difference for advancing to NCS. The play kept the fans on their feet through out the game. The first quarter started fast with Salinas making a large majority of their total points. At the end of the first quarter Salinas was ahead 12-7. Scoring for SC in the first quarter consisted of a foul shot by Rosellini, two field goals by Netto, and a long shot by Carpenter. In the second quarter Salinas scored one point, a foul shot. For SC, Rosellini made a field goal and Sinnott a foul shot. The teams went to half time with the score being 10-13. At the beginning of the third quarter Adams made a foul shot and Netto sunk a field goal to tie the game. Salinas scored their only field goal of the second half. Adams returned with a field goal to re-tie the game and start the forth quarter. With some impressive moves, Netto wove through the entire Salinas team to sink the ball, sending the Cards into the lead. Salinas hit a free throw, leaving SC up by one point. With only a few seconds left to play a foul was called on SC. Salinas made good on their foul shot to tie the score as the game ended.
In the first overtime neither team scored. In the second overtime Adams sank a field goal. Salinas made a free throw but was still down by one. With only a few moments left to play, Salinas picked up the ball in a scramble under the basket and scored their winning point.
Netto was again the high point man with eight markers. Adams made five points, his highest amount in one game. Rosellini made three points, Carpenter two, and Captain Sinnott one.

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

Selected as All CCAL were Manuel Netto and Raymond Carpenter

Practice games:
(listed as the team Santa Cruz High played then the score, SC-rival)
Los Gatos 23-17, 16-13
San Jose 12-13
San Mateo 7-13
Sequoia 13-14
Boulder Creek 16-14 in OT
Practice record 3-3.

(listed as the team Santa Cruz High played then the score, SC-rival)
Gilroy 10-22, 2 point win
Pacific Grove 16-13, win
Salinas 12-10, 18-20
Gonzales 11-16, 12-13 in OT
Watsonville 7-13, 10-21
League record 4-6 for fourth in league.
Season record 7-9. Second consecutive year there were tri-champions. Watsonville, Monterey and King City. King City won the play offs and went to NCS.

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

SC took the championship
(listed as the team Santa Cruz High played then the score, SC-rival)
Gonzales 8-2 in 10 innings
Hollister 11-7
Watsonville 3-0
Monterey 12-0
League 4-0 Champions.
End of season game against Santa Clara 5-4
season record of 5-0.

At the preseason meeting the baseball coach stressed that players may not play for any other teams as had been done in the past. If this occurred SC would forfeit any game in which the player participated, this was not something the school could risk. It was also made clear that anyone going out for the team must do it in all seriousness.

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

Many of the players have been on the team since their sophomore years. With all their experience they formed a powerful group.
Other top players:
Louis Castagnola catcher
Phillip Sousa 1B
Dario Fassio 2B and pitcher
Barney Sinnott 3B
Charlie Johnson SS
Carl Sandman OF and P
Tamagni OF
Utility: Berlin, Joe Netto, Fritz Sandman, James Nicholson, Tilio Rosellini, Jake Jacobs, and Francis Sinnott.

Twelve Cards will receive Gold Awards from Harris Brothers for their part in the team winning the league baseball championship. It is the highest athletic award obtainable at SCHS. Those who will be receiving the awards are captain, Manuel Netto, Harold Rodriguez, Ray Carpenter, Jake Jacobs, Dominic Lippi, Don Rodriguez, Livio Tamangi, Ed Sinnott, Fritz Sandman, Carl Sandman, Angelo Mungai and James Nicholson.

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


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

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

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

The small town of El Centro won State with 18 points to beat out big city LA who made 17 points. The State meet was held at the LA Coliseum. Ralph Bassett’s throws were not up to his normal abilities, but he still took sixth place.

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

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

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

Players are:
Bill Bibbins (he was to be the number one player in the league during his 1934-35 sophomore year), Stanley Smith, Harry Hooper, Dick Kirshner, Jack Sharp, Vernon Flynn, Charles Bennnett, Robert Wright, Phil Schaeffer and Norvin Lewis.

1933 at NCS, Manuel Netto was second in the football throw. As the pitcher on the undefeated SCHS championship baseball team he averaged 13 strike outs a game, had a one hit against Monterey and had 3 hits himself. Netto was the captain of the team won and won all 4 league games with an ERA of 2.5. He pitched a fine game to win against Santa Clara 5-4 and hit a triple. In 1932 Netto pitched in bad luck. For example, Netto had struck out 6 in 3 innings but had no support as from his team and Santa Cruz lost to Sequoia due to 10 errors. Manuel pitched well the whole season, but was continually hurt by too many errors. Netto was first team for two league championship teams, basketball and baseball, and was a major factor in the success of both teams. In basketball Netto was All CCAL along with Raymond Carpenter. He was a leading scorer in basketball with a high point game of 18 in last game of the season. In 1931 and 1932 his basketball teams ended up in second place, one game out of first. Netto was a first string basketball player in 1932 and a leading scorer and rebounded. In track Netto placed first in the CCAL football throw, it was a league and STATE track event.
Netto was later a mainstay of city league, which packed the civic auditorium regularly for games. Manuel Netto’s oldest son, Phil, was also a two year All CCAL center on the basketball team, was the leading rebounder and top scorer on a league championship team. His other son David was All League in football and baseball and his teams won championships. David received a football scholarship to Stanford. Manuel’s granddaughter Kristy was a top basketball player at SCHS and at Cabrillo College and Bethany College. At the present time she is the boy’s junior varsity coach at SC with winning teams and championships.

Phillip Sousa was a fullback and captain of the football team. In baseball Sousa played first base and was a top hitter. He starred in both football and baseball. Sousa also played basketball and participated on the track team in the high jump and in throwing the javelin.

Joe Huddleson was an All CCAL guard this year. Huddleson played four years of football as center and was captain of the team. He was also on the track team.

Al Lavigne played 4 years football as a lineman and made All CCAL this year.

Loren Nickels played end in football, and in basketball was a captain, center and All CCAL player. He also played baseball and was on the track team.

Bill Staple ran the dashes on the track team, played defensive back in football. He also played baseball.

Newt Maddock was a three year lineman on the unlimited team.

Angelo Mungai was an outfielder on the baseball team.

Livio Tamangi was an infielder on this years championship baseball team.

Les Voorhees was a football player and an impressive trackman. Voorhees holds the CCAL record for the mile.

Kenny Gleason was captain of the football team, a starter on the title winning basketball team, and an outstanding athlete. He went on to be the starting quarterback for Fresno State in 1936.

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

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

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

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