1953

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1953
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.

1953
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.

ALL CCAL selection Jim Vomvolakis was picked as an offensive back.

LIGHTWEIGHT FOOTBALL 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.

ALL CCAL 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.

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, MARCH 12-14.
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.

LIGHTWEIGHT BASKETBALL 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.

ALL CCAL 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.

JV BASKETBALL 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.

C BASKETBALL 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.

CCAL champions:
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.

BASEBALL 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,

TRACK
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 mad 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
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TENNIS 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.

GOLF 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.

INDIVIDUALS
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.

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.

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.

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

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