1956

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1956
The results of the physical fitness tests held in the gym, showed that SCHS boys ranked about equal with those in Europe and far above those in the rest of the 47 states.

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

FOOTBALL practice games: Mt Diablo 12-32, Santa Clara 7-19. Practice record 0-2. League: Monterey 0-31, 0-40, Salinas 6-58, 6-15; Watsonville 17-40,6-38. League 0-6, Season 0-8.

This years team starts the season with only three veterans from last year: Jim Berry, Ed Gunter and Lou Costa. The squad was trimmed from 60 down to 27 hard working players.

Starters: ends, Tom Weiss, Dick Sloper and Jack Knight; tackles, Dick Gunter and Jim Berry; guards, Bill McDow, Lou Sills, Tom Banek and Craig Haas; centers, Clarence Manson and Rex Giles; quarterback, Lou Costa; backs, Bert Bly, Lou Sills, Ron Daugherty, Ted Bushnell and Tony Costa.

Team members: Bill Freitas, Pete Owen, Norman Jud, Dominic Lorenzi, Davis, Holbert, Tom Curtis, Bob Vega, Terry Hogan, Wilkinson, Kenney, Dan Tanner, Jim Banek, Burt, Dick Brown, Jerry Neumann, Berry Gross and Chuck Annis.

Players of the week: lineman Jim Berry a 220 pound senior, has shown great improvement this year in his ability to control his man on offense and move his man back into the play on defense. Ted Bushnell was last years lightweight quarterback, but now is a 140 pound running back on varsity, ran the ball for an average of 7.6 yards a carry. Although Ted is light for varsity he is a quick and intelligent runner.

Bert Bly, senior halfback, was the bright spot in the crushing defeat by Salinas. He ran for 66 yards on a quick opener, gained 98 yards in seven carries for a 14 yards for carry and ran back a kickoff for 80 yards that was called back on a clipping penalty.

Craig Haas, last years first string 140 pound lightweight tackle to this years varsity 145 pound guard, has shown great improvement to earn his starting position. He played the entire game against Salinas. Craig was terrific on defense, refusing to be taken out of any play. From his linebacker position he was constantly stopping the Salinas backs by making tackles all over the field.

Later in the year in wrestling, Craig won the 145 pound CCAL championship and took second place in the NORTHERN CALIFORNIA meet.. Although Craig showed promise all year it was a big surprise for him to finish second in such a prestige’s event against wrestlers from all over the Northern part of the state. What he found out about himself in football and his late new body maturity enabled Craig to achieve such success.

Senior quarterback, Lour Costa turned in his best performance of the year in a loss to Watsonville. Lou ran the split T option play to perfection and looked very sharp passing. He completed seven passes in 18 attempts for 122 yards and added 60 yards by running.

Dick Gunter was picked by the Trident staff as the most outstanding senior football player. Although Dick tipped the scales around 215, he was quick and agile. He drove players off the line of scrimmage on offense and was a hard man to move on defense. The team voted him the most valuable.

Junior Jack Knight was selected as one of the 13 best players in the league and given ALL CCAL honors. Against the best team in the league, Jack caught two passes for a total of 68 yards for long gains. One went for 38 yards on which he almost went all the way. The other was a beautiful leaping catch for 30 yards.

LIGHTWEIGHT FOOTBALL practice game: Santa Clara 12-6 League Monterey 12-7, 6-6; Salinas 0-47, 0-34; Watsonville 7-40, 6-38. League record 1-1-4, third place. Season 2-1-4.

Six lettermen return to the 70 men turning out for the team this year. The six are Rick Foster, Don McGee, Bob Costa, Ron Roberts, Butch Carrithers and Frank Gill.

Starters: ends, Mike Erickson and Dick Alemany; tackles, Chuck Ross and Rick Rawls; guards, Roy Miyoka, Don McGee and Lloyd Stanton; center, Rick Foster; Backs, Dick McKeown, Bob Costa, Ron Roberts, Ron Roberts, Frank Gill and Tony De Luca.

Other team members: Ted Baer, Alderson, Bartlett, Spillman, Foster, Wylie, Trevethan, Dick Scotter, Carrithers, DeFosset, Bryan, Winterburn and Johnson.

Freshman Roy Miyoka, from Mission Hill, is lineman of the week for the Cardlets. The fact that he is only a first year player making first team against older players in enough in itself. He was all over the field making tackles. It does not hurt that he is also very smart and that helps him have a sense of where the ball is going.

In the tie game with Monterey quarterback Dick McKeown fooled the Toreababes by faking a hand off into the line, then keeping the ball and ran around his own right end for the score.

ALL CCAL selections; Rick Foster and Bob Costa. Rick is a four year veteran. He is the kind of guy that takes the game to heart and is always trying to help his fellow teammates. If he does something wrong he is the first to want to correct his mistake. Rich was very popular with this teammates. These are the reason he was elected co-captain.

Junior, Bob Costa’s speed did the trick for his fine performance this year. Bob was truly the Cardlets outstanding player. He scored the two touchdowns by catching two passes and running them in from 3 and 65 yards against Monterey for the only league win. (The next year on varsity, Bob was the leading ground gainer in the league and helped the team win the first CCAL championship in 13 years.)

BASKETBALL practice games: Willow Glen 47-53, Fremont 47-41, 42-60; Los Gatos 47-40, Campbell 33-42, Mt View 39-59, James Lick 48-57, Cal Poly JV 40-58, 44-46 OT (not counted on the record), Santa Clara 61-65 OT, 49-66; San Benito JC 63-34 (not counted), Bellarmine 46-50, SLV 49-40.. Practice record 3-8. League: Watsonville 39-66, 49-67; Salinas 36-52, 44-60;; Monterey 60-32, 45-50. League standings: Watsonville 6-0. Salinas 5-1, Santa Cruz and Monterey 1-5. League 1-5, third place. Season 4-13.

Coach Thompson a Cal Poly grad took his team to SLO for the week end as a bonding trip. It worked. After losing the second night in OT after getting blitzed in the first game, he commented “we are starting to play as a unit rather than as individuals, for the first time.”

Starters at beginning of the season: forwards, Casey Moore, LeRoy Cross and Jack Knight; center, Phil Netto; guards, Lou Costa, Leo Malaspina and Bill Cleveland. Others: Dave Giggy, Jerry Neuman, Tom Curtiss, Bob Vega, Bud Kenny, Jack Mcllvain, Dennis Little, Jerry Neilsen and Tom Banek.

Starters for the last game: forwards, Leo Malaspina and Leroy Cross; guards, Bob Vega and Jack Knight; center, Phil Netto.

For a few games during the season, Jack Knight and Phil Netto were not on the same page as the officials, as they only made it to the midway of the third quarters before fouling out.

Scoring leaders are Netto 235. Cross 196, Knight 150, Vega 129, Malaspina 93, Giddy 26 and Neumann 23.

The Trident senior athlete of year for basketball is Leroy Cross. Leroy at 6’3” and 165 pounds did not let players push him around and did his share of the rebounding. He had a deadly set shot and was strictly a team player. With his nice touch, Cross was the second leading scorer on the team,

ALL CCAL selection junior center, Phil Netto. Lanky Phil Netto finished the last game of the year canning 16 markers. Phil was the league’s leading scorer with 91 points for a 15.2 per game average. A top rebounded, he was one of the best in the league. Most of his points came by way of field goals, were he also led the league.

LIGHTWEIGHT BASKETBALL practice games: Willow Glen 30-48, Fremont 34-32, Los Gatos 45-47, Campbell 29-34, 33-42; James Lick 32-26, Santa Clara 46-35, 34-27; Bellarmine 42-45. Practice record 4-5. League: Watsonville 39-43, 43-48; Salinas 33-44, 35-50; Monterey 40-42, 46-49. League record 0-6. Season 4-11

Starters during the season: forwards, Fred Weedon, Bill Walters and Bob Dakan; center, James Smith; guards, Angelo Ross, Bob Costa and Mike Scott. Others: Bob Alemany, Dick Scotter, Norm Costa and Lappas.

Starters for the last game: forwards, Bob Dakan and Jim Smith; center, Fred Weedon; guards, Angel Ross and Mike Scott.

The Cardlets have two players who have been bringing their games up to a high point. Fred Weedon at center has been consistent in scoring and is tremendous in rebounding. The lanky pivot man is the leading scorer as well as rebounded. He hooks well with either hand, is deadly on a jump shot and makes a tip in look easy.

Angel Ross is another shot in the arm for the Cardlets. Angelo is the play maker and his floor game during the past few weeks has been terrific. He is a consistent scorer with his hard driving lay up and deadly set shots.

ALL CCAL selection sophomore, Angelo Ross and junior, Fred Weedon

C BASKETBALL Lincoln 43-53, 23-41; Santa Clara 36-30, 47-29; Los Gatos 31-22, won; Willow Glen 42-40, Gilroy 38-27, 38-20. Record 7-2

Players: Tom Chapman, Fred McPherson, Phil Duke, Al McCracken, James Smith, Norman Magee, Jim Beck and Bill Failing.

D BASKETBALL Lincoln 42-46, 34-31; Los Gatos 47-30, 22-33; Santa Clara 30-23, 23-21; Willow Glen 21-26. Gilroy 41-16, 29-19. Record 6-3.

Players: Harris, Curt Sandman, Hodges, Angelo Ross, Mike Mason, Wilkes, Bobbitt, Wright Izant Sturgeon. Bob Alemany, Bruce Bettencourt, Art Hutcheon and Watkins.

JV BASKETBALL players: Barbre, DeBenedetti, John Kirby Dave Kiff, Ken Negro, Ragsdale, Kenny, Johnson and Litle.

WRESTLING CCAL finals held at Santa Cruz for the first time results: Gilroy 77, Santa Cruz and Salinas 65 and Hollister 15. Ten point were given for first place and five points for second.

CCAL meet winners were Howard Bryant at 112, Lou Sills at 138 and Craig Haas at 145. Craig pinned both of his men, the only one to do so.

In second place were Jim Likins, 112; Jim Roberston, 154; Dick Gunter, heavyweight; and Bob Henneuse, 175.

The Cards collected a total of seven pins a high for the meet.

Lou Sills was selected the outstanding wrestler of the meet with Craig Haas runner up. All the referees and the San Jose State coach lauded both boys for their accomplishment.

Cardinals take sixth place at the annual San Jose Invitational. Lou Sills took first place with four straight pins. In the finals Lou pinned a Hayward entrant, who was All San Joaquin Valley and undefeated for the past two years.

Sophomore, Steve Salzman took a fourth place and was the only other SC entrant who placed.

Other top SC participants by order of their weight classification starting with 103’s: Lloyd Haley, Jim Likins, Howard Byrant, Bill Lenson, Tony DeLuca, Royce Manchester, Jim Robertson, Craig Haas, Gordon Athearn and Bob Henneuse.

Santa Cruz’s surprising Cardinals finished seventh in the NORTHERN CALIFORNIA tournament. Craig Haas, although showing promise all year was a big surprise as he finished second in the 145 pound class.

Lou Sills who was undefeated during the regular season was upset in the first round by the eventually 138 pound champion. Lou was still able to continue with the chance to win third place, which he did. Bob Henneuse took fourth at 175 pounds. Two excellent finishes for SC wrestlers. The Cards collected a total of seven pins a high for the meet.

At the novice tournament won by the Cards, the follow is a list of non regular wrestlers who placed. Dick Alderson won in the 120 classification. Dick has been a surprise early on this season winning 7 matches, the last six by pins. Fred Ferrell won at 138, with three pins. The team as a whole had 17 pins in this tournament.

More wrestlers: McCoombs. Matus, Bennett, 133; Markam, R. Foster, Pesce, Wilkinson, Hayaler, Jim Banek, 191; Little and Mathews.

ALL CCAL selections are Lou Sills, Craig Haas and Howard Bryant.

BASEBALL practice games: Carmel 4-13, 7-11; Campbell 9-16, Fremont 1-0, Bellarmine 6-7, 10-3; Santa Clara 9-10, Los Gatos 1-6, San Jose City College 5-10 and MPC 5-10 (college games do not count) missing games on the schedule, but this is practice record 2-6 of the scores listed. League: Watsonville 0-3, 1-4; Salinas 0-8, 1-5; Monterey 0-9, 2-5. League record 0-6. Season 2-12.

Line up: pitchers, Lou Costa, Fred Weedon, Ken Negro and Bob Vega also third base; catchers, Bill Walters and Norm Costa; first base, Ifland and Tom Curtiss; second base, Mike Scott and Don Hogan; shortstop, Dick Alemany; third base, Lou Costa, Vega and Gary Brown; outfield, Jerry Neumann, Tony De Luca, Ron Daugherty. Bob Dakan

Rich Ifland the Tridents senior athlete for baseball was hands down the best fielding first baseman around in the last couple of years. Rich had the desire to play and put forth his best efforts in each game. He was always hustling and had the “never say die” attitude.

Ron Daugherty senior fly chaser was chosen as a utility outfielder on the ALL CCAL Squad by coaches and sports writers. The selection committee deemed the team one of the strongest in recent years. Ron played left field all season and led the team in runs batted in. Most of the year he led the team in hitting and wound up with a 264 average and usually got hits with men on base. Junior pitcher-third baseman Bob Vega was selected honorable mention.

JV BASEBALL games: Carmel 13-2 St Francis 9-7, Holy Cross 8-3, 11-4; Bellarmine 3-4, Salinas 0-17, 0-3; Monterey 0-9, 2-5; Watsonville 4-7. Record 4-5

Players: Fred McPherson, John Kirby, Ken Negro, Reynold Christensen, Art Hutcheon, Roy Miyoka, Ken Johnson, Tony Victoria, Bruce Bettencourt, Larry Wright, Dick Scotter, James Smith, Ken Caldwell, Paul McDuffee, Mike Mason, S. Daken, Manson, Dan McLaughlin, DeBenedetti, Dodson, Ted Baer, Lee Sirles.

TRACK Varsity dual meet scores: PG 67, SC 43; Monterey 85. SC 25; Watsonville 95, SC 18. Three way meets: Carmel 77, SC 36, Gonzales 25. King City 56, PG 51, SC 28. Salinas 108, SC 17, Gonzales 15.

Lightweight dual meet scores: SC 63, Gilroy 50; SC 84, PG 24; Monterey 92, SC 21; Watsonville 93, SC 20. Three way meets: Gonzales 59, Carmel 43, SC 38; SC 65, King City 50, PG 24; Salinas 110, Gonzales 22, SC 14.

May 15. Salinas Captures Eighth Consecutive CCAL Meet. In close finish with Watsonville. Score: Salinas 64, Watsonville 60, Monterey 30, King City 25, Carmel 24, Live Oak 12, Gonzales 12, Hollister 11, PG 5, SC 4, Gilroy 3. SC’s four points came on senior Jack Benton’s third place in the 880 and Bob White’s fifth in the mile. Sure placer and possible NCS runner Bert Bly was not able to run, because of a pulled leg muscle. The first five placers qualify for the NCS Division II meet at Salinas.
Lightweights: Salinas 132, Watsonville 37, Monterey 25, King City 20, Hollister 18, Live Oak 8, PG 5, Gonzales 3, SC 1, Gilroy 0. SC’s one point came on Rich Rawls fifth place finish in the 75 yard dash.

May 7. Cowboys Easily Win Big Four Track Meet. Salinas 92, Watsonville 79, Monterey 53, SC 7. The thinly manned Cards placed last in both meets. Bert Bly was second in the 880. Jack Knight took fourth place in the 440.
Lightweights: Salinas 142, Watsonville 45, Monterey 37, SC 2. Tony DeLuca, placed fourth in the pole vault.

May 20. Cowboys Rally In Final Two Events To Win 36 School NCS Meet. Overtaking Watsonville in the final two events, mighty Salinas captured the North Coast Section, Division II, championship. The meet matched the top teams from three of Northern California’s top leagues, the CCAL, Peninsula (San Mateo county) and Santa Clara Valley Athletic leagues. SC’s three entrants, Jack Benton, Jim White and Rich Rawls failed to place. Salinas and Watsonville went one-two in the varsity meet. Salinas 31, Watsonville 27, Carlmont 21, Lincoln 18, Palo Alto 16, Carmel 16, Menlo-Atherton 15, Campbell 15, King City 13. Monterey came in sixteenth with 7, Gonzales Hollister were twentieth with 2 points.
Lightweights: Salinas 73, Fremont 24, Sequoia 17, San Mateo 15, Lincoln 15, Monterey 11. Watsonville was eleventh with 8 and Hollister twelfth with 6.

March 11. Cards Finish Second Behind Carmel. SC took three first places at a three way meet at Gonzales. Carmel scored 77, SC 36 and Gonzales 25. Bert won two events, winning the 440 in 53.4 and 220 in 24.3. Jack Benton won the 880 in 2:12.2. SC had three seconds with Don Hogan in the 100, Lou Sills in the pole vault and the relay team. SC had four third places and four fourth places. Third place: Cheney, 100 and fourth in shot put. Knight, broad jump and fourth in 120 low hurdles. Castro, 440 and fourth in 220. Barbre, mile. Fourth place: White 120 low hurdles.
Lightweights: Gonzales 59, Carmel 43, SC 38. First place finishers for the Cardlets were Rich Rawls double winner in the 75 in 8.3 and the 150 in 16.2. Dick Hitchman won the 330 in 40.2 and was third in the low hurdles. Chuck Ross won the shot put with a toss of 43-7 and second in the discus. Second place: Brown, 660. Vajretti, broad jump. Third place: Scotter, pole vault. Carter, 1320.

March 13. Ross Is Double Winner As SC Defeats Gilroy. SC lightweight team recorded its initial win of the season with a 63-50 victory over Gilroy at Memorial Field. Gilroy had only five varsity men and results did not count. (Four events show in the article) The 880 had Bly first in 2:11 followed by Schwartz. Hogan second in 100. Tarter third in shot put and Bly first in 220 in 24.8 and Hogan third in the 220.
Lightweights: SC 63, Gilroy 50.Ross showed definite improvement with double victories in the shot put of 48-2 compared to 43-7 last week. He also won the discus with a heave of 103-10. Coach George Mooer’s praised Chuck Wise, who won the 1320 with a fine time of 3:44.8 in his first try at the event. Other winners were Dick Hitchman in the 330 in 41.8 and third in 120 low hurdles. Larry Brown won the 120 low hurdles in 16 flat and was second in 660. Rawls captured the 150 in 16.4 and was second in the 75 dash. Tony DeLuca tied for first in the pole vault at 9 feet. The relay team won in 48.9.Second place: Carter, 1320. Scotter, pole vault. Third place: Beck, 70 high hurdles and discus. Stanton, 660. Tartar, 330. Costa, 150 dash and broad jump. Pilger, 1320.

March 25. Card Varsity Last In Three-Way Meet. Cardlets Win. Wining only two first places the varsity track team lost a dual meet with Pacific Grove 67-43 and then a three way meet with King City added. King City won the triangular meet with 56 points, PG 51 and SC 28. Bert Bly took the 440 in a slow time of 53.6 and third in 220. Lou Sills won the mile practically walking in 5:42.9. Second place: Jack Benton, 880. Jack Knight, 220 low hurdles and fifth in broad jump and 220.Third place: White, 120 low hurdles and 440. Schwartz, 880. McKeown, 220 low hurdles. Schipper, high jump. Fifth place: Cheney, 100 and shot put. Freitas, 440 and discus.
Lightweights: SC 84, PG 24. In the three way meet: SC 65, King City 50 and PG 24. The Cardlets were paced by Chuck Ross, who scored a double victory. Ross tossed the discus 103-6 and the shot put 45-10. Other first places: Dick Hitchman, 330 in 41 flat and second at broad jump. Bob Vajretti, broad jump at 16-10. Second place: 440 relay team. Lappas, 660 and fifth in 150 dash. Rawls, 75 dash and 150 dash. Wise, high jump. DeLuca, pole vault and fourth in 1320. Costa, shot put and fourth places in 75 dash and 150 dash. Third place: Beck, 70 high hurdles, discus and fifth in 330. Stanton, 660. Muegge, high jump. Scotter, pole vault and broad jump and fifth in 1320. Weiss, 1320. Fourth place: Noblitt, 70 high hurdles and low hurdles. Tartar, 330. Manchester, discus. Fifth place: Johnson, discus.
The Cards will now get a week off to rest.

April 15. Monterey rolled to an easy victory 85-23 on a soggy Memorial Field. The local field is slow at its best and the wet weather didn’t help the times. SC managed only three firsts. Bert Bly on the 440 in 53.8 and second in 220 and broad jump. Jack Benton won the 880 in 2:09.23. SC won the 880 relay in 1:38.8. Second place: Knight, 120 low hurdles. Sills, pole
Lightweights: Monterey 92, SC 21. Rich Rawls was the only Cardlet winner taking the 75 dash in 8.6 and second in 150. Second place: Stanton, 660. Wise, 1320 and third at pole vault. Third place: Hitchman 330. Vajretti, broad jump.

April 20. SC Swamped By Wildcats. Both the varsity and lightweights won only one event. Watsonville won the varsity meet 95-18. Only Bert Bly, who appears to be the areas number one quarter-miler was able to brake the tape first in 51.6. A good time, but four-tenths of a second off his best mark of the season. Bly also placed third in the 220. Second place: Benton, 880. Knight, 180 low hurdles and third in 440 and broad jump. Third place: Schwartz, 880.
Lightweights: Watsonville won 93-20. Second place: Rawls, 75 and 150 dashes. Hitchman, 330. DeLuca, 330 and pole vault. Ross, shot put. Third place: Stanton, 660. Scott, pole vault.

April 29. In a three way meet Salinas 108, SC 17, Gonzales 15. Bert Bly was the lone SC winner in either meet. Bly running the 880 for the first time this season, turned in a very creditable time of 2:04.5 was third in discus and fourth in 181 low hurdles. He was shifted to the 880, because coach George Mooers felt he will do better in the big meets coming up. Third place: Benton, 880. Knight, 440. Crane, mile. Fourth place: Hogan, shot put. White, mile.
Lightweight: Salinas 110, Gonzales 22, SC 14. Second place: Stanton, 660. Rawls, 75 and 150 dashes. Third place: Carter, 330. DeLuca, 1320 and tied for fourth in pole vault.
Fourth place: Wilson, 660. Pilger, 1320. Scotter tied for fourth in pole vault.

Rest form Trident. Varsity members Bert Bly for his third year running the 440 and 880; another returnee Lou Sills, White, Giles, Martine, Barbre, Hogan, Lorenzini, Jud, Schwartz, Jack Knight, Jack Benton and Koch.
Lightweight members: Moody, Bob Costa, Johnson, Charlie Wise, Lappas, Hitchman, Lloyd Stanton, Ross, Pilger, Tartar, Bennett and Beck.

Bert Bly is the track Trident athlete of the year. Although the team did not have a very successful season, it had the best 440 man in the area. Bert rarely lost a race. At the King City relays, he competed against runners from over 18 different school and won in the 440 in a good time of :51.2. Bert was also called upon to run in the 220 and 880 and occasionally he would compete in the shot put and broad jump, proving to be a valuable all around trackman. Bert was also a starting end on the lightweight football team.

TENNIS won their one and only match in the last match of the year.
The only returning starter from last years Championship team is Rodger Swan. Other squad members who play in the matches: Failing, Newhall, Reinelt, O’Neill, Murray and Weaver. Others: Steele, Toasello, Henneuse, Robert Lemmon, Athearn and Wylie.

Roger Swan the Trident athlete of the year for tennis was the work horse off squad. Only once in the 12 matches the Cards played did he play anything but first man. Rogers record does not tell of his ability as the Cards had a very strong schedule.

GOLF second place to Monterey. Lou Wollenberger tied for the second consecutive year as the individual winner or medalist.

Returning starters from last years championship team are Lou and Steve Wollenberger and Bob Frey. Other match play starters are freshman Jim Harris, Andy Gustavson, Larry Canfield, James Smith, Ralph Rich and Dick Alderson. Other team members: Izant, and Watkins.

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. The best individual score will be rewarded a trophy as league champion or golf term medalist. 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.

Golf Trident athlete of the year is Lou Wollenberger who can probably be rated among the best golfers out of SC. For two straight years, Lou has shared medalist honors in the CCAL golf tournament. This year at Watsonville, where is has only played twice, he fired a one over par 72 to tie once again for medalist honors.

INDIVIDUALS
Bert Bly is tracks Trident athlete of the year. Although the team did not have a very successful season, it had the best 440 man in the area. Bert rarely lost a race. At the King City relays, he competed against runners from over 18 different school and won in the 440 in a good time of :51.2. Bert was also called upon to run in the 220 and 880 and occasionally he would compete in the shot put and broad jump, proving to be a valuable all around trackman. Bert a senior halfback, was the bright spot in the crushing defeat by Salinas. He ran for 66 yards on a quick opener, gained 98 yards in seven carries for a 14 yards for carry and ran back a kickoff for 80 yards that was called back on a clipping penalty. At the CCAL meet sure placer and possible NCS runner Bert Bly was not able to run, because of a pulled leg muscle. In Bert’s junior year, he was a starting end on the lightweight team and on varsity track team ran the 441,880 and relay. In his sophomore year, Bert took third place in the 330 at the CCAL meet, qualified him for NCS, but he did not place there.

Craig Haas, last years first string 140 pound lightweight tackle to this years varsity 145 pound guard, has shown great improvement to earn his starting position. He played the entire game against Salinas. Craig was terrific on defense, refusing to be taken out of any play. From his linebacker position he was constantly stopping the Salinas backs by making tackles all over the field. Craig won the CCAL 145 weight classification. Craig pinned both of his men, the only one to do so. At the NORTHERN CALIFORNIA championship tournament Craig finished second in the 145 classification. Although Craig showed promise all year it was a big surprise for him to finish second in such a prestige’s event against wrestlers from all over the Northern part of the state. But it should not have been a surprise. What he found out about himself in football and his late new body maturity enabled Craig to achieve such success. Santa Cruz’s surprising Cardinals finished seventh in the NORTHERN CALIFORNIA tournament. Due in no small part the role Craig Haas had. Craig was also a ALL CCAL selection.

Lou Sills won the 138 weight classification at the CCAL meet. Lou was selected the outstanding wrestler of the meet. All the referees and the San Jose State coach lauded him for his fine showing. The Cardinals took sixth place at the annual San Jose Invitational. Lou Sills took first place with four straight pins. In the finals Lou pinned a Hayward entrant, who was All San Joaquin Valley and undefeated for the past two years. Lou, who was undefeated during the regular season was upset in the first round by the eventually 138 pound champion. Lou was still able to continue with the chance to win third place, which he did. Sills was an ALL CCAL member

Golf Trident athlete of the year is Lou Wollenberger who can probably be rated among the best golfers out of SC. For two straight years, Lou has shared medalist honors in the CCAL golf tournament. This year at Watsonville where is has only played twice, he fired a one over par 72 to tie once again for medalist honors.

Ron Daugherty was chosen as a utility outfielder on the ALL CCAL Squad. Ron played left field al season and led the team in runs batted in. Most of the year he led the team in hitting and wound up with a 264 average and usually got hits with men on base. Ron was a starting back on this years varsity football team. As a junior he was a starting back in lightweight football and in his sophomore year he was a team member. As a junior, Ron played lightweight basketball, sometimes starting. In baseball he started for two years.

The Trident senior athlete of year for basketball is Leroy Cross. Leroy at 6’3” and 165 pounds did not let players push him around and did his share of the rebounding. He had a deadly set shot and was strictly a team player. With his nice touch, Cross was the second leading scorer on the team.

Dick Gunter was picked by the Trident staff as the most outstanding senior football player. Although Dick tipped the scales around 215, he was quick and agile. He drove players off the line of scrimmage on offense and was a hard man to move on defense. The team voted him the most valuable.

Junior Jack Knight was selected as one of the 13 best players in the league and given ALL CCAL honors. Against the best team in the league, Jack caught two passes for a total of 68 yards for long gains. One went for 38 yards on which he almost went all the way. The other was a beautiful leaping catch for 30 yards.

Rick Foster was a ALL CCAL lightweight football selection this year. Rick is a four year veteran. He is the kind of guy that takes the game to heart and is always trying to help his fellow teammates. If he does something wrong he is the first to want to correct his mistake. Rich was very popular with this teammates. These are the reason he was elected co-captain.

Junior, Bob Costa was a ALL CCAL lightweight football selection this year. Costa’s speed did the trick for his fine performance this year. Bob was truly the Cardlets outstanding player. He scored the two touchdowns by catching two passes and running them in from 3 and 65 yards against Monterey for the only league win. (The next year on varsity, Bob was the leading ground gainer in the league and helped the team win the first CCAL championship in 13 years.)

The Trident senior athlete of year for basketball is Leroy Cross. Leroy at 6’3” and 165 pounds did not let players push him around and did his share of the rebounding. He had a deadly set shot and was strictly a team player. With his nice touch, Cross was the second leading scorer on the team,

ALL CCAL selection junior center, Phil Netto. Lanky Phil Netto finished the last game of the year canning 16 markers. Phil was the league’s leading scorer with 91 points for a 15.2 per game average. A top rebounded, he was one of the best in the league. Most of his points came by way of field goals, were he also led the league.

Junior, Fred Weedon at center has been consistent in scoring and is tremendous in rebounding for the lightweight basketball team. The lanky pivot man is the leading scorer as well as rebounded. He hooks well with either hand, is deadly on a jump shot and makes a tip in look easy.

Sophomore, Angelo Ross is another shot in the arm for the Cardlet basketball team. Angelo is the play maker and his floor game during the past few weeks has been terrific. He is a consistent scorer with his hard driving lay up and deadly set shots.

Ron Daugherty was chosen as a utility outfielder on the ALL CCAL Squad. Ron played left field all season and led the team in runs batted in. Most of the year he led the team in hitting and wound up with a 264 average and usually got hits with men on base.

Golf Trident athlete of the year is Lou Wollenberger who can probably be rated among the best golfers out of SC. For two straight years, Lou has shared medalist honors in the CCAL golf tournament. This year at Watsonville, where is has only played twice, he fired a one over par 72 to tie once again for medalist honors.

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