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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.
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.
LIGHTWEIGHT FOOTBALL 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.
ALL CCAL 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.
JV FOOTBALL 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.
BASKETBALL 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).
LIGHTWEIGHT BASKETBALL 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.
JV BASKETBALL 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.
WRESTLING 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.
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.
BASEBALL 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.
TRACK SC 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.
TENNIS 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.
GOLF 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
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.