1955

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1955
Coaches: Roger Baer, varsity baseball; George Mooers, track. Charles Smith, golf; Emmett Thompson, varsity basketball and lightweight football. Don Lehmkuhl, varsity football and wrestling. Sam Maynard, varsity assistant football. Lightweight basketball, junior varsity baseball. Doug Severin, junior varsity basketball and assistant lightweight football; Ross Evans, tennis.

1955
FOOTBALL practice games: Mt Diablo loss, Santa Clara 12-25. Campbell 0-7. Practice record 0-3. League: Watsonville 0-46, 7-33; Monterey 13-26. 14-20; Salinas 14-20, 18-14. League record 1-5. Season 1-8.

Starters. Seniors have their heights and weights after their names: ends, Tom Palmer, 6’, 160; Don York, 5’11”, 165; Al Fehn 5’10”, 175; and Jay DeBenedetti, 6‘1“, 170; tackles, Mike Kuffel,6’, 173 and co-captain, Don Asbury, 6‘1“, 205; guards, Ed Ferrell, 5’7”, 150 and Lance Bei, 5‘6“, 150; center, Jerrill Kerrick, 6‘2“, 190; quarterback, Rich Hager, 5’8”, 175 and junior, Lou Costa; halfbacks, Larry Parr, 6’2”, 175; Gary Bryan, 5’8”, 155 and Tom Silva, 5‘6“, 150; fullback, co-captain, Dick Hawkins, 5‘10“, 165.

Subs: Larry Jones, Jim Davis, sophomore Jack Knight, Jack Spurlock, Wayne Grever, Dan Tanner. Good defensive players Dan Stalhman and Ben Smith.

Larry Parr sparks the Cards into the win column in the last game of the season against Salinas. In the first quarter Larry went over tackle to score from the 5 yard line. The second score came in the second quarter on a pass from QB Lou Costa to Parr for 71 yards. In the fourth quarter with Salinas leading 14-12, the Cards would not be denied and drove downfield. Halfback Gary Bryan went around left end from the 10 to score the winning TD.

Leading rushers on the team were Tom Silva with 392 yards, Dick Hawkins 388 and Gary Bryan 284. Yards passing for Lou Costa 319.

ALL CCAL selection senior, fullback and defensive line backer Dick Hawkins. Dick was considered the workhorse of the backfield. He was the leading ground gainer on the team averaging five yards a carry. He was one of the hardest driving backs in the league. On defense, Dick was a deadly tackler and the opposition though twice before coming through his area of the field. Those who saw the final game against Salinas will remember the smashing tackles he made that night.

Dick was also voted most valuable player. As the football player with the highest grades, he received the Lowell Bready award from team doctor Allen Pederson. Dick also received the Rotary Club’s most inspirational player award. Dick was an unanimous choice by the Trident staff as the outstanding senior athlete in football.

LIGHTWEIGHT FOOTBALL practice games: Santa Clara 6-12, Campbell 0-13. Practice record 0-2. League: Watsonville 21-46, 19-34; Monterey 11-7, 12-13; Salinas 0-41, 6-38. League record 1-5. Season 1-7.

How did a football game have a score like 11-7? Twice hard charging linemen broke through to smear a Toreababe back behind their goal line for two point safeties and four points. The other seven came when halfback, Jerry Neumann broke a tackle for a 11 yard TD run. Ron Daugherty booted the extra point to add the seventh point for a total of eleven for the game and a much needed win.

Starters: ends, Doug Kranich, D. Simerly, Bert Bly and Gary Brown; tackles, Craig Haas and Jerry Frazer; guards, Lou Sills and Dale Fuqua; centers, R. Foster and J. Neilson; quarterback, Ted Bushnell; halfbacks, co-captain Ron Daugherty and Sophomore, Bob Costa; fullback, Tony Costa. Subs: Neil Partlow, Don Sutherland, Dick Brown, Frank McIntosh, Jerry Frazier, Craig Haas, Jerry Neumann, Williams, C. Cheney,

Dale Fuquaa a lineman is the Trident outstanding lightweight football player. Even in a losing cause Dale never let up and served as a positive source for his teammates. Dale has also played basketball all three years and was one of the starting guards on the lightweight basketball team this year. He plans to attend MPC and continue participating in sports there as well.

ALL CCAL selections juniors and co-captains, Ron Daugherty and Lou Sills. Ron is probably remembered for his tricky 50 yard runs to make 10 yards forward. He showed himself to be a good broken field runner. Ron scored 5 touchdowns, kicked 4 conversions and ran one in for a total of 35 points for the season. Ron was also voted the most valuable player.

Lou Sills played guard and line backer. He was always opening a hole in the line or in on tackles. Lou also won the Stocky Summers award for the most valuable lineman on the lightweight squad.

JV FOOTBALL Watsonville 19-25, 12-37; Salinas 6-12, 6-20; Monterey 20-41, 13-27. Record 0-6. In the last game of the season QB and punt returner Bob Vega scored the lone SC score with a 75 yard punt return.

In their highest scoring game of the season, Bob Vega threw two long touchdown passes. One to John Wiley for 60 yards and the other to Jack Knight for 40 yards. Wiley also ran for a 20 yard TD.

Linemen: Jack Knight, Tom Banek, Barber, Paul McDuffee, Manson, Lorenzini, Phil Netto, Sloper, Sanders, Wilkinson, Fuffel, Giles, Jud, Gunter, Freitas, G. Athearn
Backs: Bob Vega, Bob Gross, Long, John Antonelli, Walt Bettencourt

BASKETBALL practice games: Fremont 19-46, 46-47; Carlmont 53-36, Santa Clara loss, loss; San Jose Tech 44-46, Los Gatos 44-49, 62-57; Carmel 57-48, Campbell loss, James Lick 53-43, Bellarmine 40-61. Practice record 4-8. League: Salinas 49-76, 31-47; Monterey 41-56, 46-49; Watsonville 32-60, 45-58. League record 0-6. Season 4-14.

Starters. Seniors have their heights and weights after their names: forwards, co-captain Don Dodson, 5’8”, 145; Sam McDaniel, 6’, 165 and junior, Leroy Cross; center, co-captain, Larry Parr, 6‘2“, 170; guards, Rich Hager, 5’6”, 160; Steve Traylor, 5’7”, 150 and Leon Dunn 5‘5“, 140. Others: Don Nunes, Don Asbury, Richard Farnsworth, Jim Davis and Gary Konopka. For the last three games of the year, JV players Bob Vega and Steve Howard were moved up to varsity, due to illness and injuries on the team.

Senior, Larry Parr is the only player back from last years team. He was also the tallest at 6”2”. Larry led the team in scoring with 221 points or a 12.3 per game average. Other top scorers: Leroy Cross 154, Leon Dunn 116, Steve Traylor 108 and Don Dodson 84.

The Trident picked Larry Parr as the outstanding senior athlete for varsity basketball. Larry had to play out of position at center for the benefit of the team. Only occasionally did he get to play his normally forward spot. At that, he still led the team in scoring and made all league. He ended his basketball career with a final game 25 points against Watsonville. In football, he scored twice in the come from behind win against Salinas for the SC’s lone win. He played baseball this year he was on the golf team one year.

ALL CCAL selection Larry Parr.

LIGHTWEIGHT BASKETBALL practice games: Fremont 28-41, 39-43; Carlmont 42-45, Santa Clara loss, loss; San Jose Tech 37-23, Los Gatos 36-37, 39-54; Carmel 39-41, Campbell loss, James Lick 42-45, Bellarmine 40-25. Practice record 2-10. League: Salinas 29-39, 26-39; Monterey 54-42. 36-32; Watsonville 32-60, 45-58. League record 2-4, third place. Season 4-14.

Starters. Seniors have their heights and weights after their names: forwards, co-captains, Gary Brown; Rich Ifland and Curtis Wyatt, 5’6”, 130; centers, Ron Daugherty and Ron Wilson; guards, Dale Fuqua, 5’5”, 130; Mike Vomvolakis and Frank Gill. Others: Bob Dakan, John Fitzpatrick, Al McCracken, Ray Tiffin, Fred Weedon and Jim Austin

Leading scorers were Curtis Wyatt 177, Gary Brown 122, Mike Vomvolakis 106 and Ron Daugherty 89.

The Tridents senior athlete of the year for lightweight basketball is Curt Wyatt who was a forward and leading scorer on this years team. Last year he was on the team as a substitute. Curtis has been on the tennis team for three years. The last two as the third or fourth man getting to play against all the other teams. He intends to go to MPC and take part in both sports.

ALL CCAL selection, senior and co-captain Curtis Wyatt.

JV BASKETBALL Monterey 42-49, 21-39; Salinas 46-36, 35-44; Holy Cross, varsity 37-51, 31-30; Campbell 26-23, 64-60; Fremont 28-23, San Lorenzo Valley 31-44. Record 3-5

In the JV’s first game of the year against the Holy Cross varsity, the sophomore SC players gave a good account of themselves. Phil Netto led the scoring with 14 points followed by Jack Knight with 7 and Dave Giggy collecting 6. The sophomores continued to do well as Vega had 23 in a 64-60 win over Campbell and Netto hit 20 against Salinas.

Starting line up; forwards, Dave Giggy and Bob Vega; Center, Phil Netto; guards, Jack Knight, Tom Banek and Neilsen. Other players: Casey Moore, Howard, Joe Kenny, Tom Curtis, D. Sloper, R. Giles, J. McLlvain, Dennis Little

WRESTLING record in dual matches 5-8. Of the 8 loses, 4 were by only one point. Record at the following regular season matches: CCAL third, CCAL novice tournament second, San Jose Invitational fourth.

The team took eighth place at the NORTHERN CAL STATE meet at Tulare.

NORTHERN CAL WINNER ED FERRELL

Ed became the third wrestler in Santa Cruz history to win the NORTHERN CALIFORNIA FINALS. Ed’s final match was with Bob Baker of Fresno high, who was San Joaquin Valley champ and the Fresno area champ. Ed pinned him in the second period. Ed also had the distinction of gaining the only pin of the finals. Tulare won the tournament with 32 points followed by Salinas with 30. Santa Cruz was eighth with 12.

Top performer was Ed Ferrell, who took both the CCAL and NCS championships in the 165 weight class. Plus at the San Jose Invitational Ed Ferrell earned another first.

Lou Sills won the CCAL championship in the 138 weight class. Lou qualified for Northern Cal, but went out in the first match. It was an honor to be at such an important high school event.

Ed and Lou were the team co-captains.

Ed Ferrell was an easy choice for the Trident senior athlete for wrestling. Ed won a CCAL championship all four years in different weight classes. Ed participates in wrestling tournaments during the year around the country. He has been a starter on the lightweight football team and this year is first string guard on the varsity and last year got playing time in. Ed intends to wrestle at Cal this summer.

At the CCAL meet Craig Haas was second in the 135 weight class. Howard Bryant was second in the 112 pound class.

Others: Nickel, Defosset, Ted Baer, Lenson, Manchester, Paul Henneuse, Williams, Athearn, Jim Likins, Stahlman, B. Henneuse, Smith, R. Ferrell and Knox.

BASEBALL practice games; Campbell 0-7, James Lick 4-5, Bellarmine 1-13, Fremont 1-7, Carmel 21-15, Santa Clara 4-9, 0-9; Practice record 1-6. League: Salinas 1-2, 10-9; Monterey 7-8, 2-3; Watsonville 1-4, 3-7. League record 1-5, last. Season 2-11

Players and positions: pitchers, Tom Silva, Fred Weedon and Bob Vega, who also plays third; catcher, Rich Hager for the third year and All Leaguer last year; first base, Larry Parr and Richard Ifland; second base, Don Nunes and Don Hogan; third base, Louis Costa; shortstop, Ron Daugherty and Gary Brown; outfield, Lance Bei, T.J. Scott, Nelson Haas. Sam Camera, Ted Baer, Pete Camera, Gary Brown, Larry Jones and Jack Spurlock.

Batting order and positions at the end of the season. Nunes, 2B; Bei, CF; Vega, P; Hager, C; Ifland, 1B; sophomore, Dick Alemaney and Daugherty SS; Neuman, LF; Haas, CF; Costa, 3B.

Sophomore, Bob Vega showed what a fine athlete he is this year. He was the quarterback on the JV football team, was called up from JV basketball to varsity and now is the ace pitcher and third man in the batting order. Both the most important positions on a baseball team.

Trident. ALL CCAL choice as an outfielder. with a one of the most feared arms from right field, Lance Bei was one of the twelve select members of the team. In league play he hit 444 and hit 405 for the whole season. This is his third year playing. But this is by far his most successful. He was great on the base paths leading the team in stolen bases and runs. Lance has played football for three years. He has been a starter at guard for the lightweights and this year on the varsity. Quite a feat since he is 5’6” and 150. Slightly small to play against the big farm boys in the CCAL. It means he has a lot of heart.

Rich Hager, ALL CCAL last year, lost out in a tight vote this year. During the season he kept up the same intensity that he had for the other three years as the starting catcher for the Cards. (The Cards record probably had something to do with it.)

From the Sentinel. May 27. Lance Bei Is Lone Santa Cruz Player On All CCAL ‘A’ Team. Bei received the honor, because of his fine all-around play and excellent hitting during the short league season. The stubby outfielder finished the league season with a .340 mark.

JV BASEBALL Players: Frank Gill, Dick Alemany, Defosset, Levander, Norm Costa, Bob Dakan, Jerry Neumann, Hammer, Kenny, Wilson, Ainsworth, Tom Curtiss, Knapp and Haas

TRACK
Varsity dual meets: SC 73, King City 40. Monterey 80, SC 33. Watsonville 65, SC 48.
Triangular meets: Gonzales 51, SC 47, Carmel 41. Salinas 87, SC 32, Hollister 22. SC 62, Gilroy 39, Gonzales 39.
CCAL Finals scoring: Salinas 105, Watsonville 51, Monterey 37, Gonzales 20. SC 16, King City 8, PG 4, Hollister 3, Gilroy 2, Live Oak 1.
Big Four Meet scoring: Salinas 124, Watsonville 64, Monterey 39, SC 20.
CCAL consolation scoring: Salinas 87, Watsonville 42, Monterey 40, King City 22, Carmel 19, Live Oak 15, SC 13, Gonzales 11.

Lightweight dual meet scores: King City 90, SC 20. Monterey 90, SC 14. Watsonville 64, SC 10. Three way meet scores: Carmel 60, Gonzales 52, SC 28. Salinas 86, Hollister 48. SC 7. Gonzales 84, SC 30, Gilroy 26.
CCAL Finals scoring: Watsonville 64, Salinas 57, King City 50, Monterey 29, Hollister 27, Live Oak 10, Carmel 8, PG 2. SC had no men qualify for the meet.
Big Four Meet scoring: Salinas 117, Watsonville 90, Monterey 37, SC 0.
CCAL consolation scoring: Watsonville 86, Gonzales 42, Salinas 35, Monterey 30, Live Oak 23, King City 16, SC 8, Carmel 7.

Burlingame Wins NCS Group II Track Meet at Stanford University‘s Angell Field by scoring 30 points. Salinas was four points away in second with 26. Salinas’ top runner with the best 440 time in the state at 48.3 was held out of the meet with a pulled muscle. He will be able to go in the NCS finals next week. Gonzales came in sixth with 13 points, Monterey had 8, King City 3. The Cards three man entry of Tom Silva, Dave York and AL Fehn plus the relay team did not place.

May 20. Card Relay Team Fifth At Modesto.
At the Modesto relays the mile relay team of Al Fehn, Bert Bly, Tom Silva and Tom Palmer placed fifth in a time of 3:34.4. El Camino the winner came in at 3:31.2, 3.1 seconds better than SC. SC came in fifth of their heat of the 880 relay in 1:34.5

At the CCAL Consolation meet for those who do not qualify for the NCS meet, the scoring: Salinas 87, Watsonville 42, Monterey 40, King City 22, Carmel 19, Live Oak 15, SC 13, Gonzales 11. Big Ben Smith took the only Card first place with a toss of 109-10 in the discus. Don Stahlman tied for third in the varsity pole vault.
Lightweight scoring: Watsonville 86, Gonzales 42, Salinas 35, Monterey 30, Live Oak 23, King City 16, SC 8, Carmel 7. Curt Cheney was fourth in the 75 dash and Bob Costa, fifth in the 150 dash.

Salinas Win Seventh Straight CCAL Championship. Santa Cruz Fifth. Scoring: Salinas 105, Watsonville 51, Monterey 37, Gonzales 20. SC 16, King City 8, PG 4, Hollister 3, Gilroy 2, Live Oak 1. SC failed to pick up a first, but Tom Silva garnered a second in the 180 low hurdles and a third in the 100. Al Fehn finished third in the 880 as did Dave York in the mile. The relay team finished fourth, which wasn’t bad, since, Bert Bly could not make the event with a bad cold.
Lightweights: Scoring: Watsonville 64, Salinas 57, King City 50, Monterey 29, Hollister 27, Live Oak 10, Carmel 8, PG 2. SC had no men qualify for the meet.

May 5. Cowboys Dominate CCAL Trials. Four Cards Qualify. SC placed four varsity track men and its relay team in the CCAL trials, qualifying them for the CCAL championship finals. They are Tom Silva, Al Fehn, Bert Bly and Dave York. Silver, the Cards top sprinter, won heats in both the 100 in 10.4 and the 120 low hurdles in 21.6. Fehn won his 880 heat in 2:07.4. Bly won his heat in the 440 in 52.3. York placed second in the mile. The SC relay team placed second in 1:36.1.
The lightweights had no one who place, which means no Cardlet will be involved in the CCAL championship meet.

Cardinals Finish Last In Big Four Meet. Scoring: Salinas 124, Watsonville 64, Monterey 39, SC 20. SC wound up with three second places, one by Tom Silva in the 100, Al Fehn in the 880 and the relay team took second. Benton was fifth in the 880 and Ben Smith was fifth in the discus.. Silva failed to place in the 180 low hurdles finals, but set a new school record in the trials as he ran it in 21.3. The old record was held by Al Cheney, Burkett and Johnson at 21.5.
Lightweights: Scoring: Salinas 117, Watsonville 90, Monterey 37, SC 0.

Sentinel March 13. Cards Run Second to Gonzales In Triangular Track Meet. In a narrow decision Gonzales defeated the Cards by 4 points. Gonzales 51, SC 47 and Carmel 41. New coach George Mooers praised the work of redoubtable Al Fehn, who came through with firsts in the 880 in 2:08.3 and the shot put at 39-11 and second in the 220. Mooers also lauded Bert Bly, who won the 440 in 53.4 and ran a good lap for the winning relay team, which won in 1:36.3 and he placed third in the 220. Tom Siva won the 120 low hurdles in 14.2 and was second in the 100. Third place: Dekking, 100. Sills, mile. Cross, high jump. Stahlman, pole vault. Fourth place: Benton, 880. Smith, discus.
Lightweights: Score: Carmel 60, Gonzales 52, SC 28. Four Cardlets were promoted to the varsity after yesterdays weigh-in. First place finishers were McLlvain, discus at 109-4. Costa in 150 in time of 16.5. SC won the relay in 50.1. Second place: Rawls, 330. Cheney, shot put and third, 75 dash. Third place: Brown, 180 low hurdles. Fourth place: Foster, Discus. Lappas, 330. Beck, 1320.

March 20. Salinas won the triangular meet with 87 points, SC 32, Hollister 22. SC took three firsts in varsity. They were Al Fehn, who won the 880 in the good time of 2:09.4 and took second in the 220. Leroy Cross took the high jump at 5-8. Dave York won the mile in 5:01.7. Second place finishers were Tom Silva in the 120 low hurdles and third in the 100. Bert Bly in the 440. The relay team also was second. Third place: Stahlman in the second heat of the, 120 high hurdles and 120 low hurdles and third in the pole vault. Fourth place: Smith, shot put. Palmer, 120 low hurdles.
Lightweights scoring Salinas 86 points, Hollister 48, SC 7. Second place finisher was Costa in the 150 dash and third in 75 dash. Third place: Brown, 660. Fourth place: Cheney 75 dash. Baer in the second heat a fourth place. Relay team.

March 25. SC Wins First Meet. Led by Tom Silva and Al Fehn, SC downed King City 73-40.
Silva, one of the fastest sprinters to wear the red and white togs in recent years was a triple winner, scoring wins in the 100 in 10.4, 120 low hurdles in 13.8 and broad jump at 18-8. He set a new Memorial Field and school record in the 120 low hurdles in 13.8. Al Cheney set the old school mark of 14.1 in 1952. Fehn added to more firsts for SC. The husky runner set a new field record in the 880 with his best time of the year in 2:05.2. York won the mile in 4:58.9 and was second in the discus. Palmer won the 120 high hurdles in 17.4 and was second in the 120 low hurdles and third in high jump. The relay team won in 1:36.5. Second place: Bly, 440. Benton, 880. Sills, mile and third in broad jump. Cross, shot put and high jump and third in the 440. Don Stahlman, pole vault. Third place: Smith, shot put and discus. Dan Stahlman, pole vault.
Lightweights: King City 90, SC 20. The Cardlets managed only one first place by McIlvain in the discus with a toss of 104-9. Second place: Costa, 75 and 150 dashes. L. Brown, 660 and third place in 120 low hurdles. Third place: Rawls, 75 dash and 330. Beck, 1320. Jud, discus. Cheney shot put.

April 3. Silva Scores Double Victory As Cards Capture Six Events. Lightweights Second. The SC thinclads made it two in a row yesterday morning as they downed Gonzales and Gilroy at Memorial Field. SC 62, Gilroy 39, Gonzales 39. Improvement is shown as Gonzales had previously beaten the Cards in a three way meet at Carmel. Heavy winds and a slow track held down the times. Swift Tom Silva was the only double winner as he won the 100 in slow time of 10.8, but in the 120 low hurdles, he was only a tenth of a second behind his school record of 13.9. He also was third in the broad jump. Al Fehn turned in a good time in winning the 880 in 2:05.9 and took second in the 220. Other first place finishers were Bert Bly in the 440 in 54.3. Dave York won the mile in 4:59.7 and was second in the discus. The relay team took first in 1:36.5. Dan Stahlman won the pole vault at 10 feet. Second place: Benton, 880. Cross, shot put and high jump. Third place: Castro, 440. Palmer, 120 high hurdles. Fourth place: Sills, mile. Smith, shot put. Don Stahlman, pole vault. The Cards will take two weeks of vacation before facing Monterey. A CCAL select team will face San Jose State frosh next Saturday.
Lightweights: Gonzales 84, SC 30, Gilroy 26. Rich Rawls was the only Cardlet winner, taking first in the 330 in 41.8. Second place: Costa, 75 and 150 dashes and fourth in broad jump. L. Brown, 660 and third in 120 low hurdles. Beck, 1320 and fourth in 70 high hurdles. Relay team. Third place: Lappa, 330. Bennett, 1320. Cheney, shot put.

April 10. SC Cardinals Place Well As CCAL All-Star Trackmen Nip SJSU at Spartan field, by a thumping 85-29 over the Spartan freshmen. The Cards earned honors for themselves and SC. Al Fehn came in second n the 880. Tom Silva ran third in the 180 low hurdles and fourth in the 100. Bert Bly was fourth in the 440. The crack Salinas team with a field of 13 competitors showed their collegiate foes no mercy.

April 17. SC Outclassed by Monterey 80-33. Tom Silva had a double victory capturing the 100 in 10.3 and the 120 low hurdles in 14 flat and took third in the broad jump. Bert Bly won the 440 in 53.5 and was part of the winning relay team in 1:35.6. Second place: Fehn, 220 and 880. York, mile and third in discus. Third place: Palmer, 120 high hurdles and the high jump.
Lightweights: Monterey 90, SC 14. Brown was the only Cardlet winner, taking the 660 in 1:40.2 and second in 120 low hurdles. Second place: Cheney, 75 dash. Third place: Costa, 150. Foster, 660. Beck, 70 high hurdles.

Watsonville Trackmen Beat Cards 65-48. This was one of the Cards better meets, but they lost too many points in the field events. SC, on the speedy legs of Silva and Bly made a contest of the meet for a good portion of the meet, but fell behind when Watsonville swept much of the field events. Silva sprinted a 10.7 in the 100 for a first and won the 220 in 23.8 and was second in the broad jump. Bly won the 440 in 57.3 and Castro followed him in for second. Bly was also second in the 220. The relay team won in 1:36.4. Second place: Fehn, mile and third in 100 and broad jump. York, 880. Palmer, 120 low hurdles. Dan Stahlman, pole vault. Third place: Palmer, 120 high hurdles. Benton, 880. Don Stahlman, pole vault. Smith, discus.
Lightweights: Watsonville 94, SC 10. Second place: Cheney, 75 dash and third in shot put. Rawls, 330. Third place: McLlvain, discus. Costa, 75 dash. Baer, 1320.

Rest from Trident. Returnees are Al Fehn in the 440 and 880, Dave York in the mile and discus, Tom Silva moves up from lightweights to run the dashes, Leroy Cross in 440 and shot put, Bert Bly from lightweights for the 440 and 880. Others: McEvain in hurdles, McDow in high jump, Don Stahlman in pole vault, Schwartz and Benton in 440 and 880, Tom Palmer, Lou Sills, Castro and Schipper. Other varsity members: Gene Castro, Jack Benton, Bob Dabelow and Frank Brentlinger. Lightweights are Lappas, Bennett, L. Brown, C. Cheney, Rowles, Bob Costa, Foster and Jud.

Tom Silva was picked by the Trident as senior track athlete. Tom ran the 100 yard dash, the 120 and 180 hurdles, did the broad jump and ran on the 880 relay team. At the same time as track he is also a pitcher on the baseball team. Tom was the leading ground gainer on the varsity football team this year.

The Trident had the SCHS track records up to this year 1955.
SCHS TRACK RECORDS UP TO 1955
VARSITY
100 yard dash; Angell, :10.2, 1939
220 yard dash; Kranich and Walker, :23.5, 1947
440 yard dash; Bly, :51.2, 1947
880 yard run; Young, 1:59.0, 1935
1 mile; Voris, 4:35.2, 1932
180 yard low hurdles; Burkett and Johnson, :21.5, 1947
Cheney, 1952
880 relay; Orr, Crowley, Bly, Kranich, 1:33.9, 1947
High jump; Ford, 5’10”, 1933
Dixon, 1940
Broad jump; Peterson, 20’11”, 1931
Pole vault; Hall, 11’10”, 1946
Shot Put; Cheney, 53’4 1/2”, 1952
Discus; Jenkins, 118’ 5 ½”, 1946

LIGHTWEIGHTS
75 yard dash; Jordan, :08.2, 1948; Pagnini, 1952; Silva, 1954
150 yard dash; Pagnini, :16.1, 1952; Silva, :15.3, 1954
330 yard dash; Bly, :38.2, 1954
660 yard dash; Wright, 1:28.7, 1947
1320 yard run; Forbes, 3:24.0, 1954
120 yard low hurdles, Macauley, :14.0, 1942
70 yard high hurdles–no record
440 yard relay; Antonelli, Hackbarth, Macauley, Stiffler, :46.0, 1942
High Jump; Macauley, 5’7 ½”, 1938
Broad Jump; Macauley, 21’ 1 ¼”, 1942
Pole vault; Dotta, 10’ 6”, 1934; Williams, 1939; Puget 1940; Migues, 1947
Shot Put; Torchio, 49’10 ¾”, 1939
Discus; Braverman, 119’ 8 ½”, 1938

TENNIS CCAL CHAMPS FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE 1939
Players in the order of playing position on the team: Don Binsacca, Bruce Hansen, Alan Cornick, Curtis Wyatt, Ken Olsen and Rodger Swan. Others: Dennis Jahnigen, Eugene Owens, Fred Weaver, Monte Del Carlo, Ken Jones, Fred Botsford,

At the CCAL finals, first man, Don Binsacca was defeated in the first round by the eventual league champion. The doubles team of Hansen and Cornick were winners and will go to NCS

Don Binsacca was selected the outstanding netter by the Trident. During the course of the season he compiled a 17-3 record to lead the team in the singles events. Don’s hustle and never say die attitude was the main reason he has such a record. Balls that seemed impossible to get, surprised most opponents when he hit them back over the net. Don said “It took team effort and not individual playing in winning the league crown.”

GOLF LEAGUE CHAMPIONS
What is the CCAL GOLF FINALS. Good question? All the golf teams meet at the designated course and there are two goals. One is to decide the individual player champion and the other is the team championship.

How they determine the team champion is quite interesting. Each team will enter five men in the tournament. Every one will shoot 18 holes apiece. The best individual score will be rewarded a trophy. For team honors, the four men with the lowest scores will be added up and the team with the lowest scores will be crowned the league tournament champions.

There are only two seniors Jay DeBenedetti and Bert Wagner. To round out the first six are Lou and Steve Wollenberger, Bob Frey and Lem Hunter. Others: Paul Rich, Ralph Schulte, Dick Alderson, Larry Canfield, Richard McGranahan and John Gale.

The men who represented SC at the CCAL finals at Pasatiempo were Jay DeBendetti, Steve and Lou Wallenberger, Bert Wagner and Bob Frey. They had the low total score of 315 to win the title over their closes rival Watsonville with a score of 323. The Cardinals depth was the main reason for the win. The other teams third, fourth and fifth men shot in the high 80’s, while Steve Wallenberg was the only SC player over 80 with an 82.

Lou Wallenberger tied for individual scoring honors at 77 strokes with Ray Chinn of Salinas.

There is not a additional tournament for the golf team as there is for tennis. Which is too bad. Eventually there will be. This has been the most balanced and best team since 1946.

Jay DeBenedetti was easily chosen as the standout senior player for golf. Jay played and important role as he aided the squad with his hard drives and deadly putts. He plans to go out for the freshman golf team at Cal and will also attempt to throw the javelin.

INDIVIDUALS
Esther Frizza achieves the four-star award. Esther received her fourth GAA star at a Girls’ Athletic association award assembly in the gym. This was a most unusual record, according to Miss Calkins, the athletic instructor, as not more than one girl each year receives this award..

ALL CCAL selection senior, fullback and defensive line backer Dick Hawkins. Dick was considered the workhorse of the backfield. He was the leading ground gainer on the team averaging five yards a carry. He was the hardest driving backs in the league. On defense, Dick was a deadly tackler and the opposition thought twice before coming through his part of the line. Those who saw the final game against Salinas will remember the smashing tackles he made that night. Dick was voted most valuable player. As the football player with the highest grades, he received the Lowell Bready award from team doctor Allen Pederson. Dick also received the Rotary Club’s most inspirational player award. Dick was an unanimous choice by the Trident staff as the outstanding senior athlete in football.

ED FARRELL NORTHERN CAL WRESTLING CHAMPION
Ed Ferrell became the third wrestler in Santa Cruz history to win the NORTHERN CALIFORNIA FINALS. Ed’s final match was with Bob Baker of Fresno high, who was San Joaquin Valley champ and the Fresno area champ. Ed pinned him in the second period. Ed also had the distinction of gaining the only pin of the finals. Tulare won the tournament with 32 points followed by Salinas with 30. Santa Cruz was eighth with 12. Previously Ed won the CCAL and San Jose Invitational championships in the 165 weight class.

Ed Ferrell is the Trident was an easy choice for senior athlete for wrestling. He was co-captain of the team. Ed won a CCAL championship all four years in different weight classes. Ed participates in wrestling tournaments during the year around the country. He has been a starter on the lightweight football team and this year is first string guard on the varsity and last year got playing time in.

Senior, Larry Parr is the only player back from last years team. He was also the tallest at 6”2”. Larry led the team in scoring with 221points or a 12.3 per game average. The Trident picked Larry as the outstanding senior athlete for varsity basketball. Larry had to play out of position at center for the benefit of the team. Only occasionally did he get to play his normally forward spot. At that he still led the team in scoring and made all league. He ended his basketball career with a final game 25 points against Watsonville. In football, he scored twice in the come from behind win against Salinas for the SC’s lone win. He played baseball this year was on the golf team one year.

Lance Bei, ALL CCAL choice as an outfielder. with a one of the most feared arms from right field was one of the twelve select members of the team, In league play he hit 444 and hit 405 for the whole season. This is his third year playing. But this is by far his most successful. He was great on the base paths leading the team in stolen bases and runs. Lance has played football for three years. He has been a starter at guard for the lightweights and this year on the varsity. Quite a feat since he is 5’6” and 150. Slightly small to play against the big farm boys in the CCAL. It means he has a lot of heart.

Rich Hager has the privilege of gaining the most letters for this senior class with seven. He played varsity football for three years. The last two as a first string back. In his sophomore year he received playing time. In baseball he was starting catcher as a freshman coming over from Branciforte each day. His junior year, he was ALL CCAL. This year he just missed by one vote to be all league in baseball again.

Lou Sills won the CCAL championship in the 138 weight class. Lou qualified for Northern Cal, but went out in the first match. It was an honor to be at such an important high school event. Lou was ALL CCAL in lightweight football were he played guard and line backer. He was always opening a hole in the line or in on tackles. Lou also won the Stocky Summers award for the most valuable lineman on the lightweight squad.

Don Binsacca was selected the outstanding netter by the Trident. During the course of the season he compiled a 17-3 record to lead the team in the singles events. Don’s hustle and never say die attitude was the main reason he has such a record. Balls that seemed impossible to get, surprised most opponents when he hit them back over the net. Don said “It took team effort and not individual playing in winning the league crown.”

Esther Frizza achieves the four-star award. Esther received her fourth GAA star at a Girls’ Athletic association award assembly in the gym. This was a most unusual record, according to Miss Calkins, the athletic instructor, as not more than one girl each year receives this award..

FORMER ATHLETES
1951 grad Richard Nielsen a fourth year cadet was home for the US Coast Guard Academy at New London, Connecticut. Neil ranked high in the nationwide competitive entrance examinations.

1954 Hylan Lyon is at the US Navel Academy for his first year. “I always expected the academy to be rough, but never as rough as it is. I feel that they have completely remade me.”

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