1946

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1946
From the Trident. Headline “Baer Bears down in gym classes.” New coach Baer has brought new exercises for the gym classes. The accent has been put on sit ups and rope climb. The workouts have been strenuous and many fellows are strolling around with aching limbs.

Later, the boys gym classes rebelled against the physical training department a few weeks ago with the statement that the Physical training was too strenuous. Mr Sims, principal issued a statement last week supporting this claim. The tough obstacle course will no longer be necessary, since the cessation of hostilities makes such rigid training obsolete.

Actually coach Briggs has been teaching the physical training program since 1929 and is the person who set up the obstacle course to prepare SC boys to survive in the military during the war. Many boys, still today, talk about what the course did for them.

Watsonville is back in the league in everything, but football, which will start back up next year.

The league went back to the A and B league format. A league members are Monterey, Salinas, Hollister, Watsonville and Santa Cruz.

Coaches: New coach Roger Baer came on staff and coached football, lightweight basketball and track. Merle Briggs, varsity football, basketball and baseball. Walter Wattenburg head track and assistant in football. Stevens, tennis.

FOOTBALL Santa Clara 14-0, Los Gatos 13-25. Practice record 1-1. League: Hollister 19-7, Salinas 0-6, Carmel win and Monterey 0-20. League 2-2 for third place and season 3-3.

Monterey and Salinas tied for the unofficial championship this year due to the fact that classes were not designated this year. King City normally a B league school went undefeated too, but did not play all the A league schools.

Plagued by injuries, sickness and lacking sufficient substitutes an excellent team was force to a humble 2-2 record in league.

The starting lineup: ends, Doug Thorne and Tom Cambridge a good blocker; tackles, Ben Stemmel, Rich Rampone and John Modolo; guards, Harold Thompson and Don Silva; center, George Miley; Backs, Ed Withrow a good broken field runner, Roy Johnson, Rich Rampone and Bob Thorpe. Other members of the team: Bob Alfonso, Bob Birchfield, Erwin, Finta, Greene, Grossi, Jenkins, Landre, Larsen, Motta, Lawrence, Leslie, McCambridge, Scaroni, Slaughter, Spitoni, Eric Street, Wayne Thorpe, Watson. The line averaged about 170 and the backfield 160.

Cards Win First Game 14-0 Over Santa Clara. In front of 4000 people, Ed Withrow scored on the third play of the game on a run over center for 57 yards. SC had some trick plays work. In punt formation, Johnson took the snap and instead of punting he passed to McCambridge, who caught it on the tips of his fingers for a touchdown. Johnson’s conversion went right down the middle. On the second touchdown Johnson leaped across the goal line, rather than going through the pile. Modolo was everywhere on defense, just like Demos last year. Birchfield, Bob Alfonso and Rampone played good.

Santa Cruz Defeats Hollister 19-7 After Grueling Battle. Ed Withrow tore up the Haybalers to make three touchdowns. Ed’s longest runs were for 45 and 23 yards. There was some question on whether he should have been given credit for another score. Roy Johnson converted one extra point. Out of the 240 yards gained by the Cards 230 were gained on the ground. Thorpe made several good punt returns and McCambridge led the interference for good gains. Miley with his new uppers in place after losing them in the Santa Clara game, now wears a mask.

Three ALL CCAL selections were Cardinals: Rich Rampone had more fight and team play than any other tackle. Don Silva was the best defensive guard and speedy back, Ed Withrow

LIGHTWEIGHT FOOTBALL had a losing season. Hollister 0-6 and Monterey 0-20. Only games with write ups.

Linemen: Faneuf, Millslagle, B Hart, Wes Juhl, Dick Nutter, Tony Gianotti, Kranich, Stanton, Harris and Ernie King. Backs, Henry Chin, Don Hart, Amin, McCullah, Meme and Colley.

Monterey Takes The Cardlets In A Close Grid Battle 0-20. Late in the second quarter the Cardlets made a 70 yard drive, but were stopped on the 25 and lost the ball on downs. Two passes and an end run sparked the drive with Millslagle packing the ball. A 15 yard pass to Juhl , then another to Millslagle for 15 yards ended the forward progress.

BASKETBALL Practice games: Los Gatos 26-48, Fremont 40-19, 31-21; Santa Clara 39-20. Practice record 3-1. League: Hollister 23-24, 38-30; Salinas 32-38, 26-25; Watsonville 26-33, 31-43; Monterey 20-31, 22-29. League record 2-6, third. Season 5-7. Watsonville champion.

The playing rotation: Don Silva, Roy Johnson, Ed Withrow, Rich Rampone, Ted Winterhalder, Eric Street, Marvin Gangloff, Dave Larsen, and Bert Norton.

Cards Win First Game 40-19 against Fremont. This victory did not mean much, but it helped the morale of the team plenty. Silva sank a 25 foot shot and Norton got away down court to snare the ball on long passes for some sneak shots scoring 7 points. Johnson was high point man with 12. Withrow, Rampone and Winterhalder got four apiece.

Free Throw Wins Game Before 1250 screaming people at the Civic, Roy Johnson calmly dropped in a free throw for the winning point in the most exciting game here this season. Santa Cruz took the lead in the first and fell behind a little in the second and third. As the fourth quarter started the Cards trailed 17-19. Johnson started the quarter with a free throw and Rampone followed with another to tie the score. Norton made a nice set shot for the lead. Eric Street scored and Salinas countered. With three minutes to go Salinas scored to tie 25-25. Johnson made his free throw and the crowd went wild, but the game was not over. A technical foul was called against the Cards. Salinas shot and missed to give the Cards their first league win 26-25.

Roy Johnson was selected ALL CCAL.

LIGHTWEIGHT BASKETBALL Practice games: Los Gatos 19-27, Santa Clara 14-31, Fremont 27-26, 36-21. Practice record: 2-2. League: Hollister 27-22, 31-17; Watsonville 29-13, 27-18; Salinas 28-33, 34-20; Monterey 21-23, 24-23. League record 6-2 co-champions with Salinas, Season 8-4.

The Cardlets improved rapidly from an inexperienced team to a fast passing, high scoring outfit. The playing rotation: Wes Juhl, George Vomvolakis, Bob Talio, John Motta, John Amin, Jim Van Houten, Darrell Kirchner and Robert Millslagle.

Cardlets Beat Fremont In Fast Game 27-26. Before nine hundred cheering fans at the Civic Auditorium the Cardlets grabbed a big lead early capitalizing on a fast breaking offense and then fell to pieces. With one minute left the score was tied 25-25, a Fremont player scored on a foul shot. With seconds left, Wes Juhl made a 30 foot basket to win the game.

Cardlets Beat Toreababes By One Point at Monterey. John Motta scored 14 out of the Cardlets 24 points. John Amin was next in scoring. Wes Juhl went out with a sprained ankle, which hurt the team.

Cardlets Tie For CCAL Championship, Twelve hundred people gathered at the Watsonville gym to witness the rivalry games between two old foes. The last and most decisive game was played against the Wildkittens and won 29-13. The first half slipped by quickly with the Cardlets setting a fast pace. The game was still balanced up to the end of the half. Nothing much needed to be said for everybody knew what this game meant. The winner had a chaance to win the league. In the third quarter the Cardlets lengthened the lead a little, but at the last, they really opened up.

John Motta and Wes Juhl were selected ALL CCAL

BASEBALL San Jose 3-10, Hollister 1-2. Salinas 3-4, Watsonville 5-6. league record was 0-3 and season 0-4.

Lost to Hollister there in first league game 1-2. Both teams were hurt by errors. The field was very small and rocky. The outfielders played across the road and had to watch the ball with one eye and the cars with the other. All three league games were lost by one run. Ron Martin did a commendable job on the mound keeping the team in the game with good control.

Usual batting order/ lineup: Ron Martin P; John Motta 2B; Roy Johnson SS; Finta CF; Bob Grossi 1B; Obert LF; Nutter RF; Norton 3B; Gianotti C. Others: Don Waldemar, Affonso, Nutter, George Quadros

TRACK Out of the nine schools at the CCAL meet, the varsity or heavyweights took fourth and the lightweights or limited squad was eighth at Hollister. The heavyweight/ varsity scoring: Hollister 62, Salinas 45, Pacific Grove 37, SC 29. Lightweight scoring: Gonzales 60, PG 51, Hollister 41, King City 31, Salinas 17, Watsonville 15, Carmel 13, SC 9, Monterey 8.

Sentinel May 12. Card Trackmen Place Fourth In CCAL Meet out of nine CCAL schools competing. The heavyweight/ varsity scoring: Hollister 62, Salinas 45, Pacific Grove 37, SC 29, (the next five teams are just listed without scoring amount) Gonzales, Monterey, Watsonville, King City and Carmel. Harry Jenkins, the brilliant SC discus man, threw the platter 118-6 to capture first place. Ray Kranich placed third in the 220/furlong at a 22.3 clip and he did the 100/century in 10.2 for fourth place. Cass Bly placed fourth in the quarter mile/440. Ronald Hall, whose best pole vault this year has been 11-10, tied for first with a vault of 11-8. Thorp place fifth in the pole vault. Winterhalder took fourth in the mile.
Lightweight scoring: Gonzales 60, PG 51, Hollister 41, King City 31, Salinas 17, Watsonville 15, Carmel 13, SC 9, Monterey 8. The Cards relay team took fourth in 46.8. In the high jump, McCambridge grabbed third and Trotts tied for fifth and he also place fifth in the 110 low hurdles. Nutter placed fourth in the 330 in 39 flat.

It Is SC’s first post war meet, a three way meet between CCAL “A” division teams, the
scoring for the heavyweights was Hollister 69, Santa Cruz 48, Watsonville 24. First place finishers: Ray Kranich, the 100 in 10.5 and 220 in 23.8; Ronald Hall the pole vault clearing 11’3”; Earl Blain the high jump at 5’1”. Second place finishers: Stanton 880; Winterholder mile; Roy Johnson, 200 low hurdles; Thorp the pole vault and Jenkins the discus.
Lightweights scoring Hollister 74, Watsonville 49, Santa Cruz 18. Individual second place finishers: Bergen in the 330 in 40.6; Trotts in the 120 low hurdles and the 440 relay team. Third place finishers were Van Houton in the pole vault and Foster in broad jump.

At the Hollister Invitational, before 3000 fans in the first post war night track meet with schools from all over the state and under cold conditions that did not help times and field event men. SC placed sixth. Ronald Hall tied with three others for first place in the pole vault. The relay team was fouled, but still came in third.

The following are winners at the dual meet with Watsonville. Winners were Ray Kranich in 100 and 220; Cass Bly 440; Delucchi 880; Roy Johnson both the high and low hurdles; Tom McCambridge high jump; Ron Hall pole vault; Harry Jenkins discus; Bob Millslagle, Roy Johnson, Cass Bly and Ray Kranich the 880 relay.
Lightweight winners of the 440 relay: Nutter, Joe Meme, Bill Trotts and Bergen.
Other members: Bob Thorp, Wayne Thorp. Bill Walker, Dick Nutter, Fonta, Getts Fox, Bill Welhausen, Ditmars, DeLucchi, Scoroni, Morton Fox and freshmen for Mission Hill: Bob Henkey, Don Dickson and Stocky Sommers.

TENNIS matches Salinas 6-1, Monterey 0-5. Watsonville 7-4 and Pacific Grove 7-0
Players listed in order of play. Number one singles Bud Troyer, Henry Chin, Rich Rampone, Peterson, Duckering, Wes Juhl and doubles team Payne and Wright.

FORMER PLAYERS
Ed Dysle, who graduated last year received a scholarship at University of Nevada and played most of the football game against St. Marys.

Harry “Jumbo” Edwards has played in the first two games as a tackle for the University of Oregon. Harry is now down to 230 pounds.

1946 city league winners, the American Legion team were given gold basketballs for the first time it had ever been done by the league. The surplus in the league treasury was $2000, the most successful year in the leagues 25 year history. Most of the players were former SCHS grads. Manuel Netto, Emmett Thompson, Ben Holsey, John Righetti, John Paul Juhl, Fred Juhl, Jerry Stanley, Sam McNeely, Overton Cheadle and Tom Reilly.

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