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Grid Programs To Have More Pages. Twenty four pages this year, folks. That’s right! The Commercial Club members have made a football program for this year that is eight whole pages larger than years past. Members will be selling the programs during the games. Included are such things as lineups. pictures, outstanding players and many other surprises.
New Buildings To Be Completed By September next year. Plans are being made for the rehabilitated main building to contain a commercial department, library, social studies and English departments as well as administration offices and an auditorium. The new cafeteria connected to the homemaking building will a have a seating capacity of 500. Exterior finish will be stucco to coincide with the homemaking building. The math department will be located in the converted Trident building.
Enrollment To Rocket In Fall. HS Adopts 4 Year Program. Fall of 1957 will start with a freshman class at SCHS. Junior Highs will now only have seventh and eighth grades, while the ninth will move to SCHS, which will grow from 1,100 students to 1,600. The athletic teams will have all freshman here, so they can all compete for four years.
Trident Evaluated By Professionals. Evaluation by the Salinas Californian staff at MPC Journalism Day. “ Trident shows general excellence. Better than average in content and news style. Has general brilliance, has good variety and is well balanced. Editorials are played well. Makeup is a little dull, but generally speaking the Trident is very good. Typography is 100 percent.”
SCHS principal Lee Sims is one of two principals representing the North Coast Section at the State CIF conference on athletic matters in Los Angeles. (In the sixties the North Coast with the rising number of schools was split up and Santa Cruz would be in the new section Central Coast Section or better known as CCS, covering schools from San Mateo county to Monterey county. Mr. Sims would become the first commissioner of CCS.)
First After Game Dance Is Tonight. Seniors Are Sponsors. This year marks the fifth year after game dances have been held following home games. Eleven dates are set for after game dances. If students do not abuse this privilege, numerous dances should be held in the future. Be sure to buy your student body card to be admitted. With it you can bring a guest. Teachers serve as chaperones.
For the second time in two years SCHS has had a student appointed to the Naval Academy. Last year it was Richard Foster and this year it is George Kriz.
There was some sentiment by the student body and some coaches of changing the nickname of the school. Some think it is a good idea, others either believe tradition must stay or think it is a good idea. One comment in between was “the looks of a school’s uniforms and nickname
are unimportant. The performance of the team is what really counts.”
Coaches: Larry Siemering, head football coach and assistant Brad Lynn
Jim Simpson, head junior varsity football. Doug Severin, head lightweight football and junior varsity basketball. Emmett Thompson varsity basketball, and C and D basketball. George Mooers, wrestling and track. Tennis, Ross Evans. Golf C.R. Smith. Robert Hileman, varsity football assistant and track assistant. Ron Walters, junior varsity baseball. Bill Dodge, baseball, lightweight basketball and assistant lightweight football.
FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP FIRST SINCE 1944 practice games: Santa Clara 7-7, Serra 12-19, Riordan 7-13. Practice record 0-2-1. League: Monterey 41-19, 12-0; Salinas 13-12, 12-27; Watsonville 13-12, 26-27. League record 4-2 champions. Season 4-4-1.
Starters and top substitutes at the beginning of the season: ends, Dick Alemany, Bob Dakan and Dick Sloper; tackles, Tom Curtiss, Jim DeLuca, Joe Kinney and Chuck McKinney; guards, Tom Banek, Dennis Bobbitt, Bill Freitas, Dom Lorenzini, and Des O’Neill; center, Rex Giles; quarterbacks. Jack McIlvain and Dick McKeown; backs, Bob Costa, Jack Knight, Rich Rawls, Tony Costa, Terry Hogan, Ken Negro and John Wylie.
Other members: Cheney, Ragsdale, DeBenedetti, Kerrick, Randolph, Cates, Hogan, King and Shaffer.
Starters for the final game: ends, Bob Dakan and John Kirby; tackles. Doug Austin and Tom Curtiss; guards, Dom Lorenzini and Tom Banek; center, Rex Giles; quarterback. Jack “Tex” McLlvain; halfbacks, Bob Costa and Tony Costa; fullback, Jack Knight.
CARDS VITORIOUS. Hapless Toreadors Succumb To Cards. “Outfought, Out Charged, Outthought” Says a Beaten Monterey Toreador Coach.
The victory hungry Cardinals erupting with a fury that left their opponents all but helpless, swept to a munificent 41-19 victory. The game was just two minutes old, when Jack Knight capitalized on some fine runs by Bobby Costa crashed over right tackle for nine yards and pay dirt. Tony Cost, calm and self assured kicked the first of his five PAT’s. Five of his six attempts splitting the up rights. The sixth attempt was blocked. The Cards showed it was no fluke two and a half minutes later. After Monterey fumbled the kick off, SC moved 36 yards in five plays. Bobby Costa going 15 yards down the sidelines for the score. Monterey’s ALL CCAL player, showed his mettle by going 61 yards down the sidelines for a score at the end of the first quarter.
The second quarter was all SC as they powered over two more scores. Monterey seemed to not make any head way as the Card defense stiffened. John Kirby stood out on defense as he intercepted a pass and made numerous tackles. John’s interception set up the fourth TD. The Cards marched 41 yards in nine plays finished off by quarterback McKeown sneaking over from the one. Making the score 28-6. SC offense was not made up of sensational runs, but relied on short sharp runs, that Monterey was unable to stop. The rest of the quarter was scoreless. The fourth quarter found both teams scoring 13 points. Monterey scored first recovering a fumble on the four yards line and then scoring. SC followed soon after when Dick Alemany recovered a fumble on the Monterey 8. It took just three plays before Knight thumped over for the score. Monterey scored. The final SC score was on a 31 yard pass from Jack McLlvain to Bob Dakan ending the scoring for a 41-19 celebration.
CARDS LEAD CCAL FIRST TIME SINCE ‘44; SEEK REVENGE FROM WILDCATS. Knight and Costa Lead 13-12 Win Over Salinas. The win happy Cards overcome a six point lead to down Salinas 13-12. The Redbirds now occupy the top spot in the CCAL. A spot they have not occupied since 1944. The Salinas quarterback had a good game, but the Cards kept smearing the huge fullback at the line of scrimmage, before he could get a good head of steam. In the first quarter the Cards rolled 70 yards for a score led by elusive runners Tony and Bob Costa. With the ball on the 15 yard line, quarterback and pin point passer Jack McLlvain fired an aerial bomb, which exploded in the hands of Jack Knight who boomed around end to go all the way.
It was not until the final quarter when the Cards scored again. The Cards took advantage of a poor Salinas punt to the Salinas 32 yard line. Knight hammered his way 26 yards to the Salinas six. The Cowboys were caught napping, when Bob Costa took a pitchout into the end zone. The game was too close for comfort as it was the opposite to the first game of the season, when the Cards beat Monterey 41-19.
(Big triple headlines on the front page of the Trident.) REDBIRDS WIN CCAL WITH WIN OVER MONTEREY 12-0. Years of Famine Give Way To Prosperity. Cardinals Ready To Peel Hide Off Backs Of Wildcats Tonight.
The night of November second will long be remembered in the annals of SCHS. It was that night that the Cardinals became CCAL champions for the first time in 13 years. It was cold and windy that night in Monterey and 2,200 well chilled spectators will long remember the events that took place. A Cardinal win 12-0 to clinch the crown. Monterey was completely outclassed as SC rolling up 18 first downs to their eight. The Cards were not content to let their running game do all the work as they unleashed their best display of passing this year. Quarterback, Jack McLlvain completed 3 out of 6 passes he attempted and there were two other passes completed.
The performance of the Redbirds has surprised the experts as they had them rated in last place, just as they had been the previous two years. (But they did not take into account the stellar new coach, Larry Siemmering had a fabulous 38-2 record as a prep coach. But more than that he has head coaching experience in Junior College, at the University’s of Pacific and Arizona State plus professional football. Quality assistant coaches were assembled as well. **(one of them was Brad Lynn a star SCHS athlete, who played at Notre Dame and coached at USF and other colleges. A talented group of sophomores moved up to the varsity ranks along with a strong bunch from lightweights and a solid core of returnees made this a good team. There were good athletes on this team as the ALL CCAL team proves, along with those from this team who contributed to excellent teams the next two years. They had to start believing in themselves that this was not just another losing team as the last few had been. Once they saw that they were in games against good teams during practice games. they started to believe with the help of the coaches. It will only get better over the next few years.)**
Cards Edge Cats 13-12. Redbirds Given Stiffest Test in League Play So Far. In a game which proved to be a test of nerves as well as football, the Cards received the breaks at the right time and were able to come from behind twice and end the game with the ball. The Redbirds have now proved themselves as the most durable grid team in the CCAL. They have won all the games of the first round and are 3-0. A crowd of 3,200 jammed Memorial Field in what has been the largest crowd since 1951.
The Cats scored first. The Redbirds were led by the aggressive pile driving fullback, Jack Knight, who copped honors as the most outstanding player of the game. Jack had a field day, averaging 6.9 yards per carry, crashed over the goal line for a touchdown and added the winning extra point. The first Card score was set up by a roughing the punter call on a John Kirby punt attempt. The penalty gave the Cards a first down. Knight on a blast play through the line ran for 45 yards to score, but the extra point try failed making the score 6-6. The Wildcats came right back to score and go ahead 12-6. The Cards had another drive down to the one yard line, but were unable to penetrate the Cat line for a score.
The Cat quarterback, who otherwise had a good game had a miscue on a planned pitchout. Tackle, Tom Curtiss made the defensive play of the evening, by hammering his way through the Wildcat line to force the quarterback to fumble in the end zone. End Dick Sloper pounced on the ball immediately to deadlock the score once again. There is but one word that describes Dick to a “T”. That is alert. Dick saved the game against Salinas, when he intercepted a crucial pass. Knight pounded over the winning extra point. All the scoring was in the first half. The second half both teams played strictly defensive ball. The Cats did get down to the five, but the Cards held. Bob Costa had a 50 yard run to the Wildcat 13, but a penalty nullified the play. Knight intercepted a pass and the Cards ran out the clock to end the game.
Four redbirds Make CCAL Honor Squad. Bob Costa became the first back in school history to gain the coveted one thousand yard mark with 1002 in 142 carries for an average of 7.1 yards a carry. Tom Curtis, the big tackle did a magnificent job on offense and defense. He consistently opened holes for our outstanding backs to get loose for long gains. Center, Rex Giles was also a brilliant defensive end, who turned in a wonderful performances all through the season, continually throwing the opponents backs for losses. Jack Knight was converted from end to fullback and defensive back this year. This was Jack’s second year on the ALL CCAL squad. Last year he made the team as an end. Jack could be counted on to pick up the extra few yards necessary for first downs. It was on defense that he was particularly good, making last minute shoestring tackles, breaking up pass plays either by knocking the ball down or intercepting the pass.
It was significant that the judges recognized the caliber of the SCHS players this year. From having one player chosen last year to four this year. This year SCHS has the largest number of players chosen then any other school. Go Cards.
Halfback, Bobby Costa was named by the San Francisco Examiner to their All Coast second team.
Jack Knight was accorded the honor of being the first local to be named to the North squad in the Sixth annual Shrine North-South high school football classic at the Famed LA Memorial Coliseum in July. He will be one of the only 25 players picked for the team out of all the schools from Bakersfield North.
LIGHTWEIGHT FOOTBALL Practice games: Santa Clara 0-19, SLV Junior Varsity 51-0. Practice record 1-1. League: Monterey 0-13, 7-12; Salinas 0-35, 13-26; Watsonville 6-12, loss. League record 0-6. Season 1-7.
Cardlets Demolish Hapless San Lorenzo Cubs 51-0. The first score was a 11 yard pass from Dick Scotter to Mike Erickson. The second was a beautiful 61 yard punt return by speedy Tony DeLuca aided by a nice block thrown by Mike Erickson. Scotter kicked the extra point. A minute later the Cardlets pounced on a Cougar fumble and scored again, when Bob Vajretti scampered 20 yards for the score, with Dick Scotter making a key block. At the half the score was 19-0. In the early minutes of the third quarter Frank Gill plunged over for a score and Scotter converted again. Freshman John Filice scored from 10 yards out to start the fourth quarter. Scotter again converted. Carl Weyman scored the next two touchdowns. The first was a three yard jaunt around left end and Scotter converted. The second was also around left end, but this time for 32 yards. Just before the gun sounded, Ken Caldwell chucked a 28 yard pass to Charlie Wise for the last score. The coach lauded defensive backs, Bill Lamson, Scotter and Caldwell and end Ted Baer for their work. He called Filice a pleasant surprise as yjr little halfback is only in the ninth grade at Mission Hill. Deluca rated outstanding honors for his speed and power.
Cowbabes Edge Much Improved Cardlets. Although the Cardlets put up their best scoring effort of the season, the Cowbabe offense was too much for the SC eleven. The Cardlets first tally came as the result of a beautifully executed pass from Dick Scotter to end Mike Erickson, as Mike snared the pass and ran untouched to score. The half ended with the score 7-6 Salinas.
The Cardlets second tally came as the result of a long march downfield to the one yard line. Halfback Dick Scotter plunged over and then kicked the conversion to end the SC scoring as the game ended 13-26.
The first game win over SLV 51-0 was the only win of the season. The team was not able to generate much offense, but the team never gave up and improved as the season went along.
Starters: ends, Ted Baer and Mike Erickson; tackles, Jim Beck, Bob Berry, Dan McLellan and Mike Winterburn; guards, Jim Likins, Roy Miyoko and Lloyd Stanton; centers, Ken Marcum and Jack Bennett; quarterbacks, Dick Scotter and Ken Caldwell; backs, Tony DeLuca, Royce Manchester and Bob Vajretti. Top subs Chuck Moglia, Fred McPherson, Charlie Wise, Ken Johnson, Joel Van Gorder and Frank Gill. Others: Jackson, Miller, Walton, Tarter, Charlie Wise, Disher and Dan McClellan.
Roy Miyoko a rugged guard was the outstanding player on the team and made ALL CCAL.
JV FOOTBALL Watsonville 0-28
Team members: Dennis Cody, Campbell, Garbini, Wally Hicks, John Randolph, Edwards, Dick Young, Lass, King, Odermann, Ensign, Novak, Dean Hocom, Carter, Johnson, Bob Eaton, McCrary, John Giraudo, Salzmann, Dave Wylie and Hogan.
Cat’s Nip JV’s. To look at the score of 0-28, you would not think there were any standouts for the Cards. However, John Giraudo and Dave Wylie played a very effective defensive game. Halfbacks, John Randolph and Dick Young were scampering all over the field, they just did not make it into the end zone.
BASKETBALL practice games: Dads Club, Campbell 50-56, Los Altos 67-40, Monterey 50-39 for third place. Los Gatos 48-46 in two OT. Cal Poly JV 47-65 (not counted in record), San Luis Obispo 63-27, Willow Glen 47-44, Los Altos 43-32, Junipero Serra of Monterey 59-45, James Lick 59-53, Campbell 37-35. St. Ignatius of San Francisco 55-44, Los Gatos 72-68 There is a game missing. Practice record according to the Trident 12-3. League: Watsonville 39-46, 45-39; Salinas 55-56, 55-41; Monterey 58-50, 39-44. League record 3-3 for second place.
League standings: Monterey 5-1, Santa Cruz 3-3, Salinas and Watsonville 2-4.
Season 15-6 to date. End of the season tournament at Gridley. Gridley 57-44, Ceres by Modesto 59-61, Marysville 37-55. Record 1-2. Total for the whole season 16-8.
Trident. This team posted the finest record since the championship team of 1953 by finishing second in league to Monterey, who had a league record of 5-1, even though they beat Monterey for the first time on their court since 1948 by a 58-50 score.
Starters: forwards, sophomore, James Smith and seniors Jack Knight and Tom Curtiss; center, senior Phil Netto; senior guards, Bob Vega and Jerry Neumann. Top reserves, Fred Weedon, Bob Dakan, Paul McDuffee, Dave Kiff and Joe Kinney.
In the opening game 63-27 win against San Luis Obispo, Bob Vega scored 26 points to came within one point of equaling the SLO team.
In the win 43-32 victory over Los Altos, Bob Vega led the scoring with 18. Bob operates at the top of a very effective fast break triggered by rebounder Phil Netto, who makes perfect passes right on the money. In this game, most of Bob’s points came from lay ups coming off long passes made by Phil.
Sentinel. Eight Top Prep Teams To Meet At Auditorium on December 19, 20, 21. Coach Emmett Thompson said that the First Annual Santa Cruz Invitational Basketball Tournament will be held at the Civic Auditorium. Every effort will be made to make it one of Northern California’s premier high school sporting events. It will pit the the four CCAL “A” division schools against four top notch teams from the Santa Clara Valley and Peninsula Athletic leagues. The invited teams are Los Altos, Palo Alto, Carlmont and Campbell. Tickets will be sold for 80 cents for adults and 40 cents for students. An All Tournament team will be selected by he coaches.
The CCAL sponsor of the Santa Cruz Invitational Tournament, played the part of the good host in the first round by losing three of the four games. SC, pre-tournament favorite with Monterey went down at the hands of a good Campbell squad 53-50. The only victor was Watsonville, who beat Los Altos 52-35. Campbell had to come from behind to whip the Cards in what was easily the best game of the night. Coach Emmett Thompson’s Cards, led by fast-breaking Bobby Vega moved out to an early lead in the first quarter,15-6 and led 19-11 at the end of the quarter. Campbell kept pecking away and narrowed it to 30-27 at halftime and took the lead for the first time late in the third quarter 41-40. But a tip in by Smith put SC back in front 42-41 as the stanza ended. Two quick layups put Campbell ahead for good as the fourth period started. SC twice moved to within one point, but could never regain the lead. Bobby Vega 16 points was high for the game and for the evening. Scoring: Curtiss 3, Smith 8, Netto 13, Vega 16, Knight 10, Dakan, Neumann and Weedon 0.
Santa Cruz gained the consolation finals by beating Los Altos 67-40. SC had no trouble with Los Altos, who proved pesky for a period, but folded under the Cards superior height and speed. Phil Netto pace the Rdbirds with a 24 point output, all on field goals. Bob Vega added 13 and Jack Knight 10. SC stretched its lead to 25-16 at halftime and led by 20 at the end of the third quarter 49-29. Coach Thompson used his entire bench. Scoring: Curtiss 4, Smith 2, Netto 24, Knight 10, Vega 13, Weedon 2, Neumann 2, Dakan 2, Walters 4, McDuffee 2, Kiff 0, Kenney 2.
Local Win On Fourth Period Rally After Slow First Half. Phil Netto Scores 23. Behind in the first three quarters, SC rallied to whip Monterey on a fourth period spurt, 50-39 to win the consolation bracket in the first annual Santa Cruz Invitational Tournament at the Civic Auditorium. It was a fairly even battle until the fourth quarter. Monterey jumped to an early 10-5 lead, but SC narrowed it to 20-18 at halftime. SC took a two point lead at the start of the fourth quarter, when substitute forward Fred Weedon connected on three straight free throws. The SC went to work, catching on fire for the first time in the game. Guard Bob Vega hit a 25 foot set shot, followed the a hook shot by Netto. Weedon scored a 15 foot jump shot and Netto laid one up to give SC a 40-32 lead with four minutes left. Netto hit another jump shot and Monterey to close to 43-39 with 2:50 remaining. The Cards went into a successful stall and Weedon and James Smith were fouled and then they both made two free throws to extend the lead 47-39. A field goal by Netto and a foul shot by Vega closed out the scoring. SC didn’t start playing their usual style of basketball until the fourth quarter, although there were some specks of excellence in the third quarter. The first half found SC playing listless ball, but that might be attributed to play three games in three days. SC fast break was hampered by too much dribbling in the backcourt. Netto was high point man for the game with 23 points. SC won the game from the foul line, hitting 20 of 32 attempts. Weedon went 6 for 6 from the foul line. Monterey hit only 9 of 22. Netto had 20 rebounds and Smith 13. Scoring: Curtiss 0, Smith 6, Netto 23, Vega 10, Knight 3, Weedon 8, Neumann 0.
Carlmont beat Watsonville 49-46 for the tournament championship.
Phil Netto was the leading scorer and rebounder in the Dads tournament with 60 points, while pulling down 40 bounds. As a team the Cards led in total scoring and were second in rebounding. Phil was named ALL TOURNAMENT.
The flashing fast break continued to set the opponents defense back on its heels. Jerry Neumann was the major recipient for Netto’s passes in the game against James Lick whose center, Leon Donahue, (who later played football for the San Francisco Forty Niners,) scored 16 points. For SC Netto had 19, Vega 18 and Neumann 10 as top scorers.
After the Cards beat St. Ignatius in San Francisco, the San Francisco Examiner ran a feature article and picture of Phil Netto with a heading of “A new Kenny Sears”. The 6’9” Kenny Sears of Watsonville, Santa Clara and the NBL New Year Knicks is quite a player to be compared with. St. Ignatius coach Jim Keating commented that Netto is right next to Tom Meschery now playing for Lowell in the City. Meschary went on to play for St. Mary’s and the Warriors. Santa Cruz coach Emmett Thompson said it was due to good coaching. Not his coaching, but that of his dad Manuel Netto, who is one of the best ever basketball players out of Santa Cruz. For more than ten years they have been working out on their back yard basket.
This article come out prior to the start of league and the Cards record stood at 10 and 2. At the time, Phil topped Northern Cal scorers with 209 points for a 17.4 average and had 195 rebounds for a 16.4 average per game.
The first league game ended in a loss to fired up Watsonville. The Cats were able to slow down All Northern Cal candidate, Phil Netto with nine points. Player of the night for SC without a doubt was Bob Vega, who handled the ball well and led in scoring with 14. At one time Bob was the tenth leading scorer in Northern California. Through the brilliance of his performances have by no means diminished, his strong sense of team prevents him from taking more shots.. Forward Jack Knight played well and added 11 digits.
The favored Redbirds’ hopes of a CCAL title grew dimmer as they have dropped both of their first two league games. Against Salinas at the end of the first half SC led 31-22, mainly on the shooting of sophomore, James Smith and senior guard, Bob Vega. Smith led the team in rebounds with a big 18 and scored 14 to be selected the athlete of the week by the Trident. Vega played an inspiring game and led in scoring with 17 points. The third quarter was the down fall. Netto picked up his game in the second half and garnered 15 points. The last quarter was a sea saw battle ending with the Cards down by one 55-56.
Prior to the next game against Monterey, Smith said that in eight prior CCAL basketball games as a lightweight and heavyweight, he has yet to come out on the winning side. He was quick to add that he was sure the Cards would break the streak.
It happened as the Cards broke their own streak of nine years of not being able to conquer Monterey on their own court. With forward Smith and center Netto grabbing off 18 and 19 rebounds respectively, against the 6’5” Dale Ray, who was ALL DADS CLUB. Versatile Vega hit for 23 points, the Cards thwarted their league leading foe. Jerry Neumann who came through with 8 points, played one of his best games of the year. SC led at half 27-21, but Monterey came back strong and mid way in the fourth period led 44-43. Smith and Netto started really controlling the boards, consequently the fast breaks began popping with Vega and Neumann on the other end. The Redbirds held a 6 point lead until the final horn ended with the score on the Cardinal side 58-50. Other players and their point totals: forwards, Tom Curtiss 2, Smith 10, and Jack Knight 2; Netto 13, guards Neumann 8 and Vega 23. The Cards went with just 6 players.
In a 45-39 win against Watsonville, the Cards led all the way. At half it was 25-16. Netto came through with his best performance of the CCAL season with 19 rebounds to go along with his 17 points. Tall, Tom Curtiss is the most improved player on the club. Tom was named the player of the week as had his best game with heads up hustling defensive ball, tough rebounding and tallied 12 points. Last week Tom started hitting his shots and this game was his best effort shooting.
Scoring stats before the Gridley tournament with three games. Three players played in all 21 games: Netto, Vega and Curtiss. Three played in 20 games: Smith, Knight and Neumann. Weedon played in 18, Dakan 16, Kenny 9, McDuffee and Kiff 8 and Walters 5.
These figures cover the 21 games of the regular schedule but not the 3 post season game. The top 8 players listed by name, rebounds, total points and average for game. Listed in order of scoring: Netto 348, 335. 16.6; Vega 80, 298, 14.2; Smith 193, 127, 6.3; Knight 96, 122, 6.1; Neumann 36, 66, 3.3; Curtiss 114, 64, 3.1; Weedon 48, 32, 1.8; Dakan 23, 29, 1.6.
For possible future school records, Phil Netto ended with a total of 387 points a 16.1 per game average and 370 rebounds for a 15.4 average.
Names of rebounders in order: Netto 348, Smith 298, Curtiss 114, Knight 96, Vega 80, Weedon 48, Neumann 36, Dakan 23. Kiff 14, McDuffee and Kenney 8, Walters 5.
ALL CCAL selections were Bob Vega and Phil Netto for his second year. Vega probably the most improved player in the league from last year was an unanimous choice. They each shattered the varsity scoring mark of 290 points established by Rich Montgomery in 1953. Phil scored 335 and Bob had 298.
LIGHTWEIGHT BASKETBALL moved up to second place in the league this year with a 4-2 record losing only to league champion Watsonville. Practice games: Willow Glen 40-50, Los Altos 25-37, James Lick 31-29, Camden 42-35, loss. Los Gatos 54-61. Half of the games missing. Trident final results indicate the practice record as 6-8. League: Watsonville lost by ten, 32-38; Salinas 41-30, won; Monterey 42-33, 40-38. League record 4-2 for second place. Season record 10-10 according to the Trident.
League standings: Watsonville 6-0, Santa Cruz 4-2 and Salinas and Monterey 1-5.
Starters: forwards, Tom Walker, Charlie Wise and Ken Caldwell; centers, Ken Johnson and Gaylord Noblitt; guards, point and driver of the team Angelo Ross, Bob Alemany and Al McCracken. Reserves Art Hutcheons, Lee Sirles, Mike Tara, Curt Sandman, Ted Henthorne and Mike Dominguez.
In the first game of the season the Cardlets were in the game until the last quarter, when Willow Glen pulled away, out scoring the Cardlets 2-14. Angelo Ross led the team with 18 points.
The Cardlets had to come from behind to beat James Lick 31-29. Ross dumped in two free throws at the end to win the game, while scoring 13 points total. Ken Caldwell was next with 4.
In their second league game of the season, the Cardlets triumphed for the first time, after two years of famine of not winning a league game, to a win against Salinas 41-30. The winning starting combination follows. The rampaging attack was spearheaded by flashy guard, Ross and agile center, Walker as they scored 13 and 7 points respectively. When they say “big things come in little packages” they are of course referring to aggressive guard, Bob Alemany, a scorer along with being an elusive and ball hawking player. Ken Caldwell and Charlie Wise made the win complete as they proved invaluable on the boards as well as score wise.
Cardlets cop second league win at the expense of Monterey 42-33. Al McCracken took the opening tip and drove all the way for a lay up. Soon after Bob Alemany stole the ball, drove to the free throw line for a jump shot for two more. After that the Cardlets were unbeatable. Alemany continually stole the ball and made it rough for the Toreababes. Al McCracken led the team in score with 13 followed by Ken Caldwell 10, Alemany 9 and Walker 7 and Ken Johnson 3.
Although the Wildkittens have the advantage in height, the Cardlets more than make up for it in spunk and aggressiveness. In the second round against the undefeated Wildkittens and a chance for at least a tie for the league, the Cardlets came up short 32-38. Down 24-14 at half, the Cardlets came out in the third period to make a run at the Kittens, but the SC rally was snuffed out early in the fourth quarter. Leading rebounder was Charlie Wise with 9. Angelo Ross added to his play making role by being the top scorer with 11 points. Seven of them on foul shots, which he forced by being aggressive to the basket.
Cardlets down Camden 42-35 avenged an earlier loss to the Cubs. Sparked mainly by Caldwells shooting spree of 16 points and Charlie Wise’s fine outing the SC prevailed.
In the last practice game in a loss to Los Gatos 54-61, the Cardlets gave them a battle all the way. Three Cardlets did most of the scoring: Caldwell 15, Alemany 14 and Walker 10.
The Cardlets finished the season with a tight game against Monterey in a hard fought game winning 40-38. As was the case all season, this team was built on hustle rather then around one player, as in the case of Wilt Chamberlin of Kansas. Different players become top scorers for a game as the ball is distributed to open players. Charlie Wise, who usually is not a top scorer was for this game. For this game heads up Charlie Wise, normally one of the top rebounders on the team played one of his best games of the season and was the top scorer with 11 points.
Bob Alemany, the spark plug guard who was one of the reasons for the strong second place finish for the Cardlets. With his quick hands Bob stole the ball from inspecting opponents on more than one occasion was the only ALL CCAL selection.
JV BASKETBALL practice games: Willow Glen 45-48, Holy Cross varsity 49-39, 42-40; James Lick 37-40, Campbell 37-40, Watsonville 36-23, St Francis of Watsonville varsity won, 35-50, Palma 63-53. There are games missing. According to the Trident the practice record 5-7. League: Salinas 40-42, loss; Monterey 40-36, 48-46; Watsonville 38-33, won. League record 4-2. According to the Trident the season record is 9-9.
Sophomore team members: Steve Dakan, Don Wylie, Dick Scotter, Jay Oldermann, Bill Murray, Charles Lass, John Kirby, Ken Negro, Bob Koch, Frank Jaeger and Gil Labracherie. Freshmen were Dennis Cody and Bob Netoff.
In the first game of they year, the Cards outscored Willow Glen on field goals 36-26, but Willow Glen sank 20 of 29 free throws to win 45-48. John Kirby racked up 21 points most of them in the second half. Dick Scotter followed with 12.
Probably the most underwritten about team in school is the JV basketball team. Mid way through the season they are 5 and 5. So far, the consistency of play has been up and down, but in the last two games against a much taller Watsonville squad and the Holy Cross varsity were wins. The Watsonville game was the best overall performance of the season so far.
Against Salinas the Cards almost pulled out a win, but the down fall was missing charity tosses. Kirby led the team with 23 markers followed by Jay Odermann with 6.
JV’s squeeze by Monterey 40-36. Bob Netoff was impressive defensively as he blocked several shots and clogged the middle. Kirby was the scoring and rebounding leader once again. Dennis Cody turned in his finest performance of the current campaign as he canned five long set shots to finished second in scoring.
JV’s dump Cats again. With superb all around performance the JV basketeers posted a 38-33 win. The Cards won the game in the third quarter by outscoring the Cats 13 to 4. Forward, Ken Negro and center, Gil Labrucherie were a force on the boards. Bob Netoff showed remarkable improvement on offense. Also cited for their all around good play were guards, Dick Scotter and Dennis Cody and forward Kirby with his normal fine game.
In there last practice game of the year beating Palma 63-53, the team went out with a well played game by all. “Old Reliable” John Kirby paced the local five with an impressive total of 13 markers. Right behind was elusive guard, Dick Scotter tallied 12. Ken Negro, Bob Netoff and Bill Murray were not far behind racking up 8 respectively. Rangy forward, Charles Lass, who has not seen much action this year and Gil Labracherie had 7. Other players in this last game were Don Wylie and Steve Dakan.
JV’s edge Monterey 48-46 and end season with a 9-9 mark and 4-2 in league, for second place. The two decisive factors in the win were one, the 12 of 16 free throw shooting for an average of 72 percent. The second were the 57 rebounds for SC against 37 for Monterey. The rebounding work of Negro with 16 boards equals the difference in the game. The ball handling of Scotter and Kirby especially during the stall or freeze in the final minutes of action. Three Cards ended up in double figures. Scotter with 14, Bill Murray 13 and Kirby with 12.
Individual comments: Dick Scotter always hustling, good shot from outside, averaged 10 points a game. Ken Negro leading rebounded on the team, tough when the ball is loose because he follows the ball well. Dave Wylie hard worker, good to have around because of his consistent play, can hit from outside and has a jumper. John Kirby ball hawk, knows where the ball is at all times, can play any position on the floor, one of the steadiest players and always plays defense. Gil Labrucherie though not smooth gets around the court well, has good hook shot from in close and made lot of improvement through the season. Bob Netoff 6’3” freshman has his height as his main asset right now and shows potential.
C BASKETBALL Santa Clara 32-14, Los Gatos 39-15, 65-46; Sunnyvale 36-37, 33-41; Willow Glen 40-47, Salinas 65-46 and Lincoln 52-32. Record 5-3.
Ross, Haley Spark C Win Over Salinas. The C’s rolled up their highest scoring game of the year, beating Salinas 65-46. Angelo Ross tallied a total of 31 points for high point honors as he has done all season. Center Lloyd Haley racked up a total of 19 points as he proved to be the hottest he has been so far this season. Lee Sirles scored 10. Lee made the luckiest shot of the day. With seconds remaining in the half, Lee shot from mid court and the ball slipped right through the hoop.
Team members: Briery, John Parodi, Angelo Ross, Larry Wright, Ted Henthorne, Dan Fife, Haley, Sullivan, John Gill, Liu and Brookman.
D BASKETBALL Santa Clara 28-33, Los Gatos 34-29, 29-26; Sunnyvale 30-35, 25-34; Salinas 30-28, Lincoln 32-18. Record 4-3.
D’s Tip Salinas In Cage Tilt. The D’s played their best ball this season, nosing out Salinas 30-28. Scoring was Art Hutcheon 14, Pat Moore 8, Bob Alemany 6 and Clyde Izant 2.
Team members: Leitner, Dodson, Bob Alemany, Borriague, Moore, Izant, Turnage, Art Hutcheon, Frandsen and Walsh.
WRESTLING in league won 5 matches, lost 4 and tied one. For the season they were 6-6-1.
CCAL tournament scoring: Gilroy 98, Hollister 82, Salinas 50, Watsonville 33, Santa Cruz 10.
Paul Henneuse took second at the 145 weight class. Don Liu and Tony DeLuca won their first matches to score a point apiece.
In the CCAL novice tournament the squad took second place.
Matmen smother Wildcats 41-10. Results with weight listed first then the SC winners. 112, Lui; 120, Lenson; 127, Mathews; 133, DeLuca; 138, Winterburn; 145, McClellan; 154, Henneuse; 165, Wall; 175, Athearn; 191, Tom Banek; SC had only two losers Jim Hunt at 103 and Bryan at heavyweight.
Tiny freshman from Braniforte, Jim Hunt showed great promise in his first year out in the 103 classification. At 112 was junior new comer Don Lui. At 120 is junior Bill Lenson, whose strong point was his strength, which enables him to pick up his opponent whenever he is at a loss as what to do next. At 127 is senior Dick Alderson, who has contributed quite a few points for the team. At 133 is sophomore Tony DeLuca, who reigns supreme. At 138 is junior Roy Miyoka, who is a very strong and determined wrestler. At 145 is Larry Ely who held the spot until mid year graduation, when Dan McLellan moved into the spot. At 165 junior Gordon Athearn was a steady scorer. At 175 is junior Henry Wall, who did quite well in competition. At 191 is big junior Jim Banek a first time wrestler made up for his inexperience with his strength and aggressiveness. At heavyweight is Tom Byron the only person at that weight did quite well. Others: Mike Lybrandt, Bob Pesce and Mike Winterburn.
Others not mentioned are Barry Mathews, Tim Lybrand, Jim Likins, Fred Weaver and Don Jordan
Dick Alderson has won two tournaments, the San Jose Invitational and the Berkeley tourney. Tony DeLuca at 133 is a man who likes to pin his opponents in the first minute. Jim Banek at 191 has turned in some excellent performances.
Paul Henneuse at 145 pounds took third place at the prestige’s end of the season Northern California tournament for the best wrestlers in the Northern half of the state. Paul lost only one match and that was to the eventual winner. Paul a senior was undefeated in league matches. For the season Paul wrestled at the 154 classification and dropped down to 145 for the big league and section tournaments at the end of the year. During the year, Paul lost only two matches and was tied once. He also was named the outstanding wrestler for the team.
BASEBALL Practice games: Willow Glen 1-4, Camden 2-5, 4-1; Campbell 7-6, 5-1; Los Gatos 6-0, 4-0; Easter tournament Carmel 6-0 no hitter Negro, Monterey 4-0 Salinas 6-5 for championship. Bellarmine 1-5, 2-12; MPC 4-1, Los Altos 4-2, Watsonville 5-1. One game missing. Practice game record 12-4. League: Watsonville 15-7, 4-5, 4-1. Monterey 0-11, 0-9, 0-3; Salinas 3-2, 2-3 eight innings, 7-4. League record 4-5, third place. Season record 16-9.
The team; catchers, juniors Bill Walters and Norm Costa and sophomore Ken Johnson; pitchers, sophomore, Fred McPherson; senior, Fred Weedon; juniors, Tom Walker, Reynold Christensen and Mike Mason; IB, sophomore, John Kirby; 2B, senior, Don Hogan and junior, Dick Scotter; SS, senior, Dick Alemany; 3B, senior, Bob Vega; Outfielders, sophomores, Ken Negro, who also pitches and Tony DeLuca, senior, Tony Victoria and junior, Ron Miyoko.
Cards Lose Opener to Rams 4-1. In rare midseason form, in the field and on the mound, the Cards were only able to get two hits. The bad weather has hampered the Cards practice time. Fred McPherson started on the mound and was scheduled for just three innings, but was extended another inning since he had thrown only 26 pitches. Fred gave up one earned run and six hits. Ken Negro went the last two innings. The Cards made only one error. Lineup: DeLuca CF, 3-1; Alemany SS, 1-0; Negro RF/P, 3-1; Kirby 1B, 3-0; Victoria LF, 2-0; Scotter 3B, 2-0; Hogan 2B, 1-0; Costa C, 2-0; Walker PH, 1-0; McPherson P, 1-0 and Miyoka RF, 2-0.
Negro Homers But Cardinals Bow Again to Camden 5-2. After many switches in were to play the game, it was finally played on the only playable diamond at Campbell high. Once again the Cards looked good on the field, but not at the plate. Ken Negro started on the mound and was charged for all the runs scored. Mike Mason relieved in the second inning and pitched through the fifth striking out five, allowing three hits and walking two. Fred McPherson finished the sixth. Negro drove in both runs, The Cards had only one error. Lineup: Hogan 2B, 1-0; Scotter 2B, 1-0; Alemany SS, 2-0; Kirby 1B, 3-1; Vega 3B, 3-1; Negro RF, 3-1; Victoria LF, 2-1, Miyoka LF, 1-0; DeLuca CF, 2-0; Costa C, 2-0; Walters C, 0-0; McPheson P, 1-0; Walker P and Weedon P.
Santa Cruz defeats Bucs For First Win. Hogan’s Single Provides Winning Marker In Sixth. Staving off a five run uprising in the fifth inning the Cards came back and scored two runs in the sixth to beat Campbell 7-6. Don Hogan was the hero, when he singled with the bases load to drive in two runs to put the Cards ahead. In the Cards first two games they had only four hits, but the coach said they would come around as soon as the weather allowed them to get out for batting practice. The Cards had eight hits with Ken Negro and Bob Vega hitting triples. Fred McPherson started the game on the mound, went four innings and gave up only one earned run. Reynold Christensen went 2/3 of an inning and Tom Walker came in to put out the fire and finished the game for the win. RBI’s: Hogan and Kirby two each, Vega and Victoria one apiece. Lineup: Hogan 2B, 4-2; Alemany SS, 3-1; Negro RF, 3-1; Vega 3B, 3-1; Kirby 1B, 4-1; DeLuca CF, 3-0; Victoria LF, 3-1; Walters C, 3-1; McPherson P, 2-0, Christensen P and Walker P.
It was the seniors’ day to shine as Bob Vega and Fred Weedon each gave up one hit and no runs in a 6-0 victory over Los Gatos. Vega pitched the first three innings and Weedon finished up. Another senior, Dick Alemany blasted a homer and a double. The Cards showed there best effort of the season, knocking out eight hits and playing perfect ball in the field. Norm Costa led the hitting department with a circuit blow and a single. Lineup: Hogan 2B, 3-0; Alemany SS, 3-2; Negro RF, 3-1; Vega P/3B, 3-1; Kirby 1B, 2-1; DeLuca CF, 3-0; Victoria LF, 3-0; Scotter 3B, 1-0; Weedon P, 2-1 and Costa C, 2-2.
Card Nine Comes From Behind. Locals Turn 9 Hits and 19 Walks Into 15-7 Win Over Wildcats 15-7. Walters Gets 3 hits. This league opener win by the Cards stopped a 10 game CCAL losing streak. Watsonville started the game scoring three runs the first inning. The Cards came back and score six runs on one hit as the Cat hurlers gave out seven free passes. At the top of the fourth inning Watsonville was ahead 7-6. The Cards scored three runs in the next three innings to finish up the game. Bob Vega started on the mound and give up three runs in one inning, Weedon pitched the next three innings allowing two earned runs and gaining the victory. Tom Walker pitched near perfect ball in the last three innings giving up only one hit to earn a save. The three Card hurlers walked only one man. The big bats for the Cardinals where catcher Bill Walters who banged out three singles and knocked in three runs. John Kirby collected two hits and scored four runs. Tony DeLuca went two for three and scored three runs. Lineup: Hogan 2B, 2-0; Alemany SS, 2-0; Negro RF, 4-1; Vega P/3B, 5-0; Kirby 1B, 3-2; DeLuca CF, 3-2; Victoria LF, 1-0; Walters C, 4-3; Pappas 3B, 0-0; Miyoka PH; Weedon P, 1-0 and Walker P, 1-1.
Cards Shut Out Los Gatos Again, McPherson Hurls Shut Out. Fourth Straight Win 4-0. McPherson becomes the first hurler to go the distance this season. Fred struck out five, walked three and gave up five hits in a nice outing. Dick Alemany drove in a run and Norm Costa hit a double and scored for the major hits for the Cards. Lineup: Hogan 2B, 4-1; Alemany SS, 4-1; Negro RF, 2-0; Vega 3B, 4-1; Kirby 1B, 4-0; DeLuca CF, 3-0; Victoria LF, 2-1; Costa C, 3-1 and McPherson P, 2-0.
Monterey Pitcher Fred Rick Sets CCAL Strike out Mark of 17 and a No Hitter in 11-0 win. He struck out the side five times. The best defensive play for the Cards was when Bob Vega lunged to stop a hard smash and while sitting down threw to second for a force out. At bat Bob also drove the ball into the outfield. Roy Miyoka made a diving shoe string catch and just missed making a second one. Tom Walker started and went three innings followed by Fred Weedon for three. (In defense of the Card hitters, even though Rick walked five batters, the umpire was calling strikes over the batters heads and all over. It seemed everything he threw was a strike according to the umpire. It is hard to understand the walks)
After seven games the top hitters with ten or more at bats and hitting over 200 are Costa 300, Alemany 277 and Negro 263. Negro leads in RBI’s with six followed by Alemany with four. Pitching stats to show name, games pitched, innings pitched, won and lost record and earned run average.
G IP W/L ERA
Vega 2 4 1-0 0.00
Mason 1 4 0-0 0.00
McPherson 4 16 1-1 0.44
Weedon 3 10 1-0 2.17
Walker 3 9 1-1 3.22
Negro 2 3 0-1 16.10
Christensen 1 2/3 0-0 31.29
Total 7 46 4-3 2.74
Bellarmine defeated the Cards 5-1. Fred McPherson started and was a victim of circumstances in the first inning giving up two unearned runs and one in the fourth. Mike Mason pitched the fifth and Weedon the sixth. Kirby went two for two and Alemany and Scotter got the other two hit’s the Cards garnered. The defense was a little erratic making five errors. Not one of their better games. Miyoka CF, 3-0; Alemany SS, 3-1; Negro RF, 3-0; Vega 3B, 2-0; Kirby 1B, 2-2; Victoria LF, 2-0, Costa C, 2-0; Johnson C, 1-0; Scotter 2B, 2-1; McPherson P, 0-0; Hogan PH, 1-0; Weedon P and Mason P.
Redbirds Halt Wranglers 3-2; Knotted For League Lead. Three unearned runs in the third inning was just enough, along with Fred Weedon’s fine pitching. Weedon struck out four, walked two and gave up six hits. Fred said, “I’ve never thrown harder in my life.” the Redbirds are in a three way tie with Salinas and Monterey with 2-1 records. Starting the third inning, second baseman Dick Scotter hit a grounder to third that rolled between the fielders legs and the alert Dick hustled into second base. Right fielder Ken Negro slashed a single to right to drive in Scotter. Negro went to second on a balk. Bob Vega beat out an infield single and Negro had to hold second. John Kirby hit a ground ball and Negro was forced at third. A grounder to short by Tony Victoria was thrown wildly to second and Vega scored. With Kirby on third and Victoria on first, a double steal was successful as Kirby slide into the plate for the winning run. The Cards had only one error. Kirby and Victoria stole bases. A double play- Vega to Scotter to Kirby. Game an hour and 55 minutes. Lineup: Scotter 2B, 3-0; Alemany SS, 1-0; Negro RF, 3-1; Vega 3B, 3-2; Kirby 1B, 3-0; Victoria LF, 2-1; Miyoka CF, 1-0; Costa C 3-0; DeLuca CF, 2-0 and Weedon P, 2-0.
Cards Drop Lobos 4-1. Monterey Peninsula College at Harvey West Stadium. MPC has beaten Monterey high four times this year with two of them against the Toreadors ace Rick.
Sophomore Fred McPherson who went the distance, pitched like a veteran giving up only four hits and walked only one against the older opponents. He had two double plays behind him; Vega to Hogan to Kirby and Alemany to Hogan to Kirby. Another good play was a relay from centerfielder Roy Miyoka to cut off man Don Hogan to Bill Walters cut down a runner trying to score. The Cards ran the bases well and by using smart base running were able to take extra bases. John Kirby had two of the Cards three hits. Ken Negro had the other. Don Hogan had the one RBI. SC had only one error. Lineup: Hogan 2B, 3-0; Alemany SS, 4-0; Negro RF, 3-1; Vega 3B. 3-2; Kirby 1B, 2-0; Victoria LF, 2-0; Walters C, 1-0; Miyoka CF, 2-0 and McPherson P, 2-0.
Wildcats Halt Card Rally to win 5-4. Cards Now in Second Place. With the Cards down 5-2
Sophomore Ken Negro, the best clutch hitter on the SC squad, led off the seventh inning with a single. Bob Vega got on by an error. John Kirby, who had two hits already hit a sharp grounder and was out on a double play. Tony Victoria singled Negro home. Bill Walters singled and Tony DeLuca got his second single of the day to score Victoria to make the score 5-4. Watsonville brought in a reliever, who struck out the next batter to stop the rally. Fred Weedon started and gave up four runs, three earned in three 1/3 innings. Fred McPherson relieved and went 1 1/3 and gave up an unearned run. Tom Walker pitched the last inning. While the Cards had three errors and Watsonville had two there were some fine fielding gems. Watsonville’s shortstop went deep in the hole to make a play and the first baseman dug the throw out of the dirt. Kirby dove for a hot grounder, then got up and beat the batter to first. On an attempt double steal, Bill Walters threw to cut off Don Hogan, who relayed the ball to the plate to nab the runner from third. SC had runners on base every inning, while collecting nine hits, but did not take advantage. Lineup: Hogan 2B, 3-0; Alemany SS, 2-1; Negro RF, 4-1; Kirby 1B, 4-2; Victoria LF, 4-1; Walters C, 3-1; DeLuca CF, 4-2; Weedon P, 2-0; McPherson P, 0-0; Costa PH, 1-0 and Walker P, 1-0.
Surprising Cardinals Win Easter Tourney. Migrating to Monterey for the second annual CCAL Invitational Baseball tournament, the locals base ballers astonished most everyone by returning home with the first place trophy. Which they displayed along Pacific Avenue out their car window to the dismay of the citizens on the side walk. In the first game, sophomore Ken Negro completely baffled the Carmel batsmen by throwing a no hit, no run game and gave up only four walks, struck out eight and did not allow a runner to reach second base. An infrequent, special occasion. To help Negro with his control and confidence, he has pitched three consecutive wins and allowed only two earned runs in 19 innings for the JV’s, when their games do not conflict with varsity games. One of the good plays behind him was a double play from Vega to Hogan to Kirby. Meanwhile his teammates worked over three pitchers for seven hits and six tallies. Kirby moved up to the third spot responded going three for three, including two doubles. Kirby went three of three, Hogan went two for four and Roy Miyoka and Negro, who doubled had the other hits. Kirby and Negro had two RBI’s and Alemany one.
The next morning, sophomore Fred McPherson came close to matching Ken Negro’s efforts the day before, by throwing a two hitter, while striking out ten and walking no one and allowing only two runners to reach second base against league leading Monterey for a 4-0 win to go into the finals against Salinas in the afternoon. Oddly enough, before the tournament began a Monterey sports writer said, the team with the best pitching would win the tournament. Lineup: Hogan 2B 4-3; Alemany SS, 4-2; Kirby 1B, 3-1; Vega 3B, 3-1; Negro RF, 2-0; Victoria LF, 3-1; Walters C, 3-1; DeLuca CF, 3-1 and McPherson P, 3-1 for a total of eleven hits. RBI’s: Hogan two, DeLuca and Kirby one each. Doubles: Alemany and Vega. Stolen bases: DeLuca, McPherson, Vega and Walters. One Card error.
Cards Surprise Victors In Easter Tourney. Cards Whip Salinas 6-5 in Finals, Bob Vega Homers. If a most valuable player award had been given, Fred McPherson would have earned it.
The Cardinals surprised just about everyone, including possible some of their own teammates by beating both Monterey and Salinas to capture the crown. After Salinas had taken a 3-0 lead at the top of the third, SC’s hopes looked dismal and the spirit was lagging. Someone on the bench spoke up with “Now we’ll find out how good a team we are. It’s a good team that can come from behind, so let’s get some runs.” An SC did the next inning scoring two in the fourth and rallied for four more in the fifth to take a 6-3 lead. The game had a real dramatic ending. Weedon who had struggled all the way, but had made it through the last two innings without giving up a run needed help in the seventh. The seventh started with a base hit, a hit batter and then a walk to the most feared batter in the league to load the bases with no outs. Tom Walker had been warming up most of the game, but at the start of the seventh Fred McPherson, who had just pitched in the morning went down to the bull pen to warm up. McPherson who even in a tight spot is “cool as a cucumber” entered the game. He struck out the first batter, got the next batter to fly out to center and a run score, but on the throw in the ball got away and a second run scored to make the score SC 6-5 and tying runner on second. The next batter popped out in foul territory to Kirby to end the game and give the Cards the trophy they were proud to take down Pacific Avenue. Negro made the defensive play of the game, when he threw out a Salinas player at third base after the ball bounce off the right field fence. SC scored their first runs in the fourth when Victoria walk, went to third on DeLuca’s single. DeLuca stole second and they both scored on Weedon’s base hit. Another big boost for the Flock was Bob Vega’s circuit clout with John Kirby, another sophomore, on base to give the Cards a 4-3 lead. After Vega’s homer, the Cards rallied for two more as the Cards seemed to have new life. Salinas sent in a new pitcher and he walked three straight batters. Then they sent in their ace, who had pitched in the morning and DeLuca greeted him with a hard shot base hit his third hit of the game to score Negro and Victoria to extend the lead. Championship game lineup: Hogan 2B, 4-1; Alemany SS, 3-0; Kirby 1B, 3-1; Vega 3B, 3-1; Negro RF, 2-0; Victoria LF, 1-0; Walters C, 2-0; DeLuca CF, 3-3; Weedon P, 3-2 and McPherson P, 0-0. RBI’s: Vega, Weedon and DeLuca two apiece. Vega had a home run and Kirby a double. DeLuca stole a base. SC had two errors and Salinas zero.
SC Nine Scores Tenth Win Of ‘57 Season. Beat Camden 4-1. SC struck early, scoring a run in the first and three more in the second inning. Kirby drove in two runs and Negro one. McPherson pitched the first two innings Walker pitched the next three and Weedon finished the game. They allowed only one hit.
Rick Drops Cards For Fifth Time in his career. It is like Fred Rick only needs to toss his glove on the mound and he has a win against the Cards. Over a three year period, he has never lost to SC and today was no exception. Rick blanked the Cards in a 9-0 Monterey win. Six of the Monterey runs were unearned unfortunately for the fine Cardinal pitching staff. Fred McPherson went the first three innings, Fred Weeden the next two and Tom Walker shut out the Toreadors the last two. Cards with hits were John Kirby, Bob Vega, Ken Negro and Tony Victoria.
Negro’s Hitless String Broken After 16 Innings by Bellarmine in a 2-12 loss. After pitching a no hitter at the Monterey tournament, Negro pitched a no hitter against Holy Cross in a JV game last week. Today Ken went two innings in the Bellamine game without giving up a hit. Ken went three innings, McPherson and Weedon went two each. Victoria and Kirby drove in runs. Weedon went two for two at the plate.
Salinas Rally Downs Locals in eighth innings 3-2 in a pitchers duel. With a Card win here, they had a chance at the championship. (The beat Salinas the first game 3-2 and were the only team in the league to beat the eventual champs.) Fred Weedon was going for his third victory this season against the Cowboys, pitched his heart out and working out of jams throughout the game. Before the winning run scored, Weedon and catcher Bill Walters were prepared for a squeeze as the pitch went up and end on the batter and the runner was easily caught at the plate. But Salinas had one more out and the next hitter ripped one out to the fence for the win. The Redbirds scored their two runs in the fourth inning when Dick Alemany walked and went to second on John Kirby’s single. Bob Vega’s single loaded the bases. Ken Negro drove two runs in with a single. The game featured tight defensive play with too many fielding gems to enumerate. It was by far the best played game by the Cards this season. They had the hustle they lacked the last few games. Cards had only one error. Leftfielder Tony DeLuca threw out a runner at third. The Salinas coach remarked that “the Cards have the best hitting team they have played all season. They stand up there and just meet the ball.” Lineup: Victoria RF, 3-1; Alemany SS, 2-0; Kirby 1B, 4-2; Vega 3B, 4-1; Negro CF, 3-1; Walters C, 3-0; DeLuca LF, 3-1; Scotter 2B, 3-1 and Weedon P, 3-0.
Negro Pitches As Cards Break Losing Streak of three games to down Los Altos 4-2. Good defense helped Ken Negro pitch a complete game allowing only one earned run. Bob Vega had a triple and drove in two runs. Scotter with some good base running manufactured a run. Beside pitching Negro hit a triple. Roy Miyoka replaced Negro in center.
Cards Subdue Wildcats 4-1. Tom “Yukon” Walker was the winning chucker scattering five hits, no walks, struck out four and allowed only one run in the seventh. Walker allowed only one runner past second base. The Cards struck in the second frame, started by a ground rule double to left field by Bob Vega. After two outs, Tony DeLuca singled home Vega. In the third, Tony Victoria and lanky, Dick Alemany singled through the box. John Kirby beat out a bunt to load the bases. Vega walked to force in a run. A double play ended the inning, score SC 2-0. The Cards racked up two more tallies in the fourth frame on a single, walk, stolen base, an error and a sacrifice fly. The game was played in fast style, a near record breaking hour and twenty minutes as all three pitchers did not take a lot of time between pitches. There was only one error in the game and it was on Watsonville. Batting line up and positions: Victoria, RF. 4-1; Alemany, SS, 3-1; Kirby, 1B, 2-1; Vega, 3B, 2-1; Negro, CF, 2-0; Scotter, 2B, 3-0; DeLuca, LF, 3-2; Costa, C;, 1-0 Walker, P, 3-0.. The top four batters had hits, plus DeLuca with two hits. Alemany, Vega and DeLuca had RBI’s. Kirby and DeLuca had stolen bases.
Card duo of starter Fred Weedon and Fred McPherson one hit Campbell for a 5-1 win. Weedon went the first two innings giving up a hit and a run. McPherson finished the last five without giving up a hit. Tony Victoria went two for four and Bob Vega drove in two runs and Ken Negro one.
Monterey Blanks Cardinal For Third Time 3-0. Locals out slug foes 6-3, but the hits were scattered. With the win Monterey is tied with Salinas for first. Tom Walker started the game and pitched the first three innings giving up two earned runs of the three scored against him. Fred McPherson pitched the next three innings giving up no runs and striking out the top three men in the lineup in the fifth inning Tony DeLuca went three for three to raise his league batting average to .476. Bill Walters and John Kirby got the other two hits. Lineup: Hogan 2B, 3-0; Alemany SS, 2-0; Kirby 1B, 3-1; Vega 3B. 3-0; Negro CF, 2-0; Victoria RF, 3-1; DeLuca LF, 3-3; Walters C, 3-1; Walker P 0-0; McPherson P, 1-0 and Scotter 1B.
Cards Tally Four Unearned Runs In Taming Wildcats 5-1 in a practice game at the upper diamond as it was in the best condition of any available field. Fred McPherson started on the hill and went five innings, changing up effectively and displaying a sharp breaking curve ball. He struck out eight and gave up only two hits. Ken Negro finished up. Vega had the only RBI as all the rest of the runs were unearned. Victoria had the only other hit. SC had no errors.
Cards Wreck Cowboys’ Title Hopes 7-4. Locals’ Victory Enables Toreadors To Grab Crown; DeLuca is Hitting Leader. The Cowboys who led the league for eight weeks only to fall to the Cards in the final day of the CCAL season. The league plays a three round season. In the first round Salinas, Monterey and SC all won two of three games. In the second round, Salinas won all three games. Monterey won two of three again. SC lost all three. In the third round Monterey won all three, SC won two out of three and Salinas won one out of three. Final records were Monterey 7-2, Salinas 6-3, SC 4-5. The Cards were shut out of scoring by Monterey in league, but beat them in the tournament to win one and lose three to the Toreadors. The Cards beat Salinas two times in league and one in the tournament, while losing one in extra innings at Salinas. The Cards had a chance at the title. To the game now. Two errors and two walks aided the Cards as they scored seven runs through the second and third innings against the Cowboy ace. The Cards started the scoring off with two squeeze plays in a row for two runs and the bunters Bill Walters and Don Hogan were safe at first. Walters scored on a wild pitch. In the fourth inning Bob Vega, playing his last game for the Cards (Bob was a starter for the Cards since his sophomore year and was offered the chance to sign a pro contract) drove in Victoria on a line shot. DeLuca the league batting leader rapped his most solid hit of the season down the left field line to drive in Kirby and Vega. Krebs was then replaced. Ken Negro drove in DeLuca. Fred Weedon started and went three innings and gave up two hits, walked five and allowed one earned run. Fred McPherson finished the game for the win, while giving up one earned run, striking out five, walking none and allowing three hits. Vega made the fielding gem of the day on a liner down the line. He dove to snag the ball and threw to Don Hogan at second for a double play. A good relay from Negro to Kirby nailed a runner at third. Lineup: Alemany SS, 3-0; Victoria RF, 3-0; Kirby 1B, 4-1; Vega 3B, 4-2; DeLuca LF, 2-1; Negro CF, 3-1; Walters C, 3-1; Hogan 2B, 2-1; Weedon P, 2-0 and McPherson 1-0.
In Circuit Clout column in the Trident toward the end of the season. The play in the field of late by the Redbirds has been somewhat astounding for a prep nine. They have played 19 innings of errorless ball.
Had the Cards been able to master the slants of Monterey pitcher Fred Rick, they could very well have been champions, but in eight games in league, he gave up four earned runs for a ERA of 0.50. But they could be in the thick of it next year as only four lettermen graduated. Pitchers back are Fred McPherson, Tom Walker and Ken Negro, who is also an outfielder. Tony DeLuca led the league in hitting with gaudy .478 average winning the title on the last game of the year. John Kirby was fifth in the league with a .357 average. Salinas had the best team batting average of .264 followed by SC .225 and champion Monterey .221. There are other fine players, who have contributed this year who will be back. Out of these five players only Walker is a junior, the rest are sophomores, which bodes well for the next two years.
To show how well the Card pitchers fared in the league this year, the following are the stats for the top five pitchers in the league by name, school, games pitched, innings pitched, wins and losses, earned runs, earned run average.
Sch G IP W L ER ERA
Rick M 8 56 6 2 4 0.50
Krebs S 9 53 5 3 13 1.72
McPherson SC 4 12 1 1 4 2.39
Walker SC 6 19 1 2 7 2.54
Weedon SC 6 29 2 2 15 3.64
Two SC Sophs, McPherson and Kirby Top Card Statistics kept by the Sentinel. Sophomore John Kirby led the Cards in hitting with a .289 average, most at bats, most hits and tied with three others for most games played with 25. The other three are outfielder/pitcher, Ken Negro; outfielder, Tony Victoria and shortstop Dick Alemany. Alemany led in doubles with 4 followed by Bob Vega and Tony DeLuca with two each. Two triples apiece for Vega and DeLuca. Home runs were hit by Negro, Norm Costa and Alemany.
But hitting was not the bright spot for the Cards. As unit, the pitchers only allowed 2.14 earned runs a game over a 25 game schedule. Fred McPherson, a sophomore also, paced the pitchers with seven wins and a 1.18 ERA. McPherson also worked the most games 17, most innings 65, struck out 45 and gave up the most hits 45.
Individual hitting stats by player, games played, at bats, hits, RBI and batting averages. * signifies the leader in the category.
G AB H RBI AV
Kirby 25* 76* 22* 10 289*
Walters 16 32 9 5 281
DeLuca 22 62 17 8 274
Vega 24 72 19 13 264
Hogan 18 44 11 6 250
Weedon 13 21 5 2 238
Negro 25* 66 15 15* 227
Victoria 25* 66 15 4 227
Alemany 25* 64 13 7 203
Walker 9 8 1 2 125
Costa 14 27 3 1 111
Miyoka 12 18 2 0 111
Scotter 13 28 3 1 107
McPherson 17 20 1 1 050
Johnson 3 4 0 1 000
Mason 2 2 0 0 000
Christensen 1 0 0 0 000
Total 25 610 136 76 223
Individual pitching stats by name, games pitched, innings pitched, won loss record, strike outs, base on balls, runs allowed, hits allowed, earned runs and earned run average per game.
G IP W-L SO BB R H ER ERA
Vega 2 4 1-0 3 1 3 2 0 0.00
McPherson 17* 65* 7-3* 45* 25 19 45 11 1.18*
Walker 9 25 3-2 17 10 13 19 8 2.27
Weedon 13 46 3-2 28 28 33 41 17 2.32
Mason 2 5 0-0 5 2 2 6 2 2.86
Negro 6 22 2-2 18 21 12 11 10 3.18
Christencen 1 1 0-0 1 2 5 3 3 21.36
Totals 25 168 16-9 117 89 87 127 51 2.14
ALL CCAL selections were senior and clean up hitter, Bob Vega, who can throw the ball from third to first from his knees and sophomore and league batting leader, Tony DeLuca.
JV BASEBALL Practice games: Willow Glen 6-6, Camden 7-2, 4-1; Bellarmine 1-0, 9-0; League: Monterey 3-2, 4-5; Salinas 3-6, 2-5. Only games found in Trident.
Team members: John Filice, Dave Young, Bruce Bettencourt, Dan McLaughlin, Pete Pappas, Curt Sandman, John Parodi, Dennis Cody, J. Ritchey, S. Dakan, M. Matus, Jim Hunt and D.Vigil.
JV’s swamp Camden 4-1. A big fifth frame was led off by catcher, Ken Johnson with a single and he was moved to second on a swinging bunt by pitcher, Mike Mason. Dave Young sent the second pitch he saw to deep center scoring Johnson from second. Lee Sirles and Pete Pappas walked to load the bases. An error on Bruce Bettencourts grounder allowed three runners to score and ended the Cards scoring. Mason went the distance, sometimes in hot water, but with his crafty pitching was able to make it through giving up only one run.
As of March 29, the JV’s are 4-2-2. Second baseman Bruce Bettencourt led the team in hitting getting six hits in 16 at bats for a .375 average and four RBI’S. Bettencourt also has a grand slam and two doubles. Top pitcher is slim Reynold Christensen, who has pitched 20 innings and has an ERA of 2.10 with one win and no losses.
Mason Blanks Cat Jayvees in 2-0 win. Light hitting, but effective pitching by Mike Mason, who only gave up two hits, one walk, struck out five and allowed no runs was enough for the Cards to come out on top. The only hits were by Dave Young, Lee Sirles and Dan McLaughlin. Pete Pappas score what proved to be the winning run as he walked, moved to second on another walk this time to Lee Sirles, Bruce Bettencourt laid down a perfect bunt to advance the runners. Ken Johnson’s hard ground between first and second was fumbled and Pete and Lee scored. The batting order and positions; Hunt, RF; Young, SS; Filice, LF; Pappas, 3B; Sirles, CF; Bettencourt, 2B; Bennett, 1B; Johnson, C; Mason, P: McLaughlin pinch hitter and CF.
Late Inning Rally Nets Win For JV’s in a 3-2 win over Monterey. Behind the three hit pitching by Reynold Christensen and the clutch hitting of Lee Sirles the Cards edged Monterey 3-2. Behind 2-0 going into the last inning, Dan Mclaughlin led off the seventh with a line shot to left field. The ball took one hop and hit the fence. Dan had a stand up double. The Monterey pitcher, seemingly “shook up“, then threw a wild pitch and Dan moved to third. Huge, Gil LaMothe took a walk. Ken Johnson’s slow roller was bobbled, McLaughlin scored and LaMothe to second. Another infield error loaded the sacks. Curt Sandman was inserted for LaMothe to get more speed on the bases. Lee Sirles then won the game on a single which score two runs to end the game. Pete Pappas ,the Cards clean up hitter, had two hits and made what proved to be the game clinching play when he fielded a hard hit ball behind third base and threw his man out at first. The last out of the inning.
Varsity dual meets: SC 71, Gonzales 42; Watsonville 93, SC 30
Triangular meets: Salinas 117, Live Oak 13, SC 12; SC 80, Live Oak 46, Gilroy 9; Monterey 72, King City 46, SC 23; PG 54, SC 47, Live Oak 34; SC 94, Holy Cross 20, SLV 14.
Lightweight dual meets: Gonzales 72, SC 41.
Triangular meets: Salinas 115, Live Oak 14, SC 12; Gilroy 59, SC 46, Live Oak 36; Monterey 67, King City 47, SC 17; Live Oak 57, SC 49, PG 37; SC 69, SLV 31, Holy Cross 21.
May 6. Cardinal Thinclads Fourth In Annual Big Four Meet. Getting no more than two ties for second, SC finished a poor fourth in thr Annual Big Four track meet at Salinas. Salinas 113, Watsonville 84, Monterey 35 and SC 13. Bob Dakan tied for second in the high jump and was fifth in the 120 high hurdles. Dick Scotter tied for second in the pole vault. Jack Knight was third in the 440. Des O’Neil was fourth in the mile.
Lightweights: Salinas 118, Watsonville 77, Monterey 40 and SC 10. Tony DeLuca tied for second in the pole vault. Phil Duke was third in 660. Bob Vajretti was third in the shot put. Turnage was fifth in the pole vault.
May 9. Eight SCHS Trackmen Pass CCAL Trials. Six SC varsity members qualify for the CCAL finals in four events. The following varsity qualifiers: The 880 relay team of Bob Costa, Rich Rawls, Tex McKeown and Jack Knight took third place. Paul Hennuese was fourth in the 880. Jack Knight was second in the 440. Bob Dakan qualified in the high jump to round out the six man Cards entrants.
Lightweight qualifiers: Two athletes, that qualified for three events qualified. Freshman Mike Valine in two events, the 75 and 150 dashes where he was third in both. Charles Wise earned a fourth place in the 1320 to qualify.
May 14. Santa Cruz Relay Team Qualifies for NCS Meet. Cards Score Four Points. In the CCAL Finals including both the “A” and “B” leagues, Salinas the perennial CCAL track champions had to go down to the last event to capture the 1957 crown. Salinas 75, Watsonville 69, PG 22, Monterey 19, King City 19, Carmel 17, Hollister 9, Gonzales 7, Live Oak 6, SC 4 and Gilroy 0. The 880 relay team of Bob Costa, Rich Rawls, “Tex” McKeown and Jack Knight captured third place. The relay effort garnered netted three of the Cards four points. Jack Knight gained the other point with a fifth place in the 440. Both the relay team and Knight qualify for the NCS Division II championships at Los Gatos.
Lightweights: Salinas 69, Watsonville 44, Gonzales 37, Monterey 34, Hollister 28, King City 21, Live Oak 9, Gilroy 4, Carmel 2, SC and PG 0. Mike Valine, the freshman from Branciforte, failed to place in either the 75 or 150 dashes, but could be the nucleus of the SC track squads of the future for he has shown promise throughout the season.
Trident. Competing for the varsity in the sprints were Rich Rawls, Tex McKeown, Bobby Costa, Terry Hogan and Jack Knight. In the 440 were Hogan and Knight. Knight reached the NCS finals. The hurdles were run by Bob Dakan, who did highs and Carter, who did the lows. Dan Schwartz and Paul Henneuse ran the 880. Terry Chizmore and Des O’Neil ran the mile.
In the field events: Dakan did the high jump and broad jump. Paul Cotting and Ted Baer did the high jump and Dick Scotter did the pole vault. Throwing the weights were Joe Kenny, Wally Hicks and Jack McLlvain.
Lightweights are Mike Valine, a ninth grader at Branciforte, in the 75 and 150 yard dashes. Bob Alemany in 330, Charlie Wise in 1320 and Tony DeLuca in the pole vault.
Other team members: King, Hagler, Letchworth, Johnson, Magee, Cray, Larry McWilliams, Turnage, Warren King, Terry Hogan, Mike Aluffi, Nichols, Angell, Korba, Bill Aluffi, Randolph, Bob Varjetti and Gaylord Noblitt.
Sentinel March 13. Salinas 117, Live Oak 13, SC 12. In both varsity and lightweights, SC won only one event. It was the lightweight 1320 by Charles Wise in 3:39.3. Salinas had over 150 athletes sign up for the teams. The varsity had no first place finishers. Second place: Stahlman, pole vault. Relay team. Third place: Chizmar, mile. Fourth place: Swartz, 880. Baer, broad jump. Cheney, shot put. Rawles, 220.
Lightweights: Salinas 115, Live Oak 14, SC 12. First place, Charles Wise in 3:39.3.
Third place: Duke, 660. Turnage, pole vault. Fourth place: Alemany, 330.
March 19. Santa Cruz Tracksters Swamp Gonzales 71-42. SC captured eight of nine first places and tied in another. The win was the first of the year for SC. Football star Jack Knight was the only double winner as he took the 440 in 54.4 and 120 low hurdles in15.4. He also ran a leg on the winning relay team with a time of 1:37.5 and was second in the broad jump. Don Stahlman won the 120 high hurdles in 20.7 and finished second in the discus and pole vault. Jack McLlvain won the discus at 93-5. Dick Scotter vaulted 10-2 to win the pole vault and finished third in the 120 high and low hurdles. Rich Rawls turned in a good time in winning the 220 in 24.2. He was second in the 100 behind winner Dick McKeown, who won the event in 10.9. McKeown was second in the 120 low hurdles. Bob Dakan tied for first in the high jump at 5-2 and took second in the 220. Second place: Schwartz, 880. Kenney, shot put. Chizmar, mile. Third place: Cheney, shot put. Castro, 440. Cotting, broad jump. Costa, 220. O’Neil, mile. Cella, pole vault.
Lightweights: Gonzales 72, SC 41. The Cardlets were only able to win four events. Tony DeLuca grabbed a double win as he took the pole vault at 9-2 and the 330 in 40.5. Charlie Wise took second in the 1320 and tied for first in the high jump at 5-2 with Tom Letchworth. Phil Duke won the 660 in 1:39.2. Second place: King, 660. Turnage, pole vault. Alemany, 330. Third place: Noblitt, 70 high hurdles. Angell, pole vault.
March 24. Card Tracksters Score Second Win. Knight Wins Low Hurdles, 440 Yard Dash For SCHS. Cards win second consecutive meet, SC 80, Live Oak 46, Gilroy 9. Knight won the 120 low hurdles as the Cards swept the 120 low hurdles an he was followed by McKeown, Carter and Johnson. He won the 440 and took third in the broad jump and again picked up the 880 relay team of Rawls, McKeown, Costa and Knight to a winning time of 1:36.8. Dick Scotter won the 120 high hurdles in 19.9 and was fourth in the broad jump and high jump. Bud Kenney won the shot put at 40-4 and was fourth in discus. McIlvain won the discus at 99-2.
Second place: Carter, 120 high hurdles and third in 120 low hurdles Schwartz, 880 and third in 220.. Rawls, 100 and second in 220.. Hicks, shot put. Baer, broad jump. Costa, 220. McKeown, in 120 low hurdles and fourth in 100. O’Neil, mile. Dakan tied for second with Cotting in the high jump. Stahlman, pole vault and discus. Third place: Dakan, 440. Johnson, pole vault and fourth in 120 low hurdles. Fourth place: Henneuse, 880.
Lightweights: Gilroy 59, SC 46, Live Oak 36. Mike Valine won both dashes, the 75 in 8.6 and 150 in 16.8. Bob Vajretti won the broad jump at 18-1, second in the shot put and took fourth in the 120 low hurdles. Tom Letchworth tied for first in the high jump at 5 feet.
Second place: Alemany, 330 and was fourth in the 150. Nichols, discus. Wise, 1320 and pole vault and third in high jump. Third place: Duke, 660. Angell, pole vault and fourth in discus. The SC relay team of Alemany, Lechworth, Vajretti and Valine. Fourth place: Korba, 330. Turnage, pole vault.
March 31. Thinclads Are Last In Triangular Meet. Relay Team Takes Only First Place. Varsity: Monterey 72, King City 46, SC 23. The varsity 880 relay team won in 1:36.3. SC had three seconds, three thirds and three fourths. Bob Dakan took second in the 70 high hurdles and tied for second in the high jump. Jack Knight was second in the 440. Rich Rawls took a pair of thirds in the 100and 220. Desmond O’Neil was third in the mile. Fourths were taken by Paul Henneuse in the 880, Bud Kenney in shot put and Ron Schwartz in 440.
Lightweights: Monterey 67, King City 47, SC 17. Bob Vajretti won the shot put at 45-3 and finished second in the broad jump. The relay team garnered second. Mike Valine grabbed two thirds in the two dashes, 75 and 150. Roger Keenen and Tom Letchworth tied for fourth in the high jump and Charlie Wise was fourth in the pole vault.
April 14. Cards Are Second In Triangular Meet; Knight, Dakan, Relay team Get Firsts. Pacific Grove nips the Cards 54 to SC 47 and Live Oak 34. SC took only three firsts, but held up in the three placing positions to run second. Winners were Jack Knight in the 440 in 53.8 and fourth in high jump. Bob Dakan in the high jump at 5-7 and second in 100 high hurdles. The 880 relay team of Rawls, Costa, McKeown, Knight, won in 1:35.2 an improvement in time by :1.5. Second place: Henneuse, 880. Kenney, shot put. Cotting, high jump. Rawls, 220 and third in 100. O’Neil, mile. Third place: Chizmar, 880. Schwartz, 440 and fourth in discus. McIlvain, discus. Fourth place: Carter 100 high hurdles. Cotting, broad jump. Hicks, shot put. Hogan, 440. McKeown, low hurdles. Costa, 220.
Lightweights: Live Oak 57, SC 49, PG 37. The Cardlet won five firsts, but didn’t have depth in the other positions. Mike Valine and Charlie Wise were double winners. Valine won the 75 dash in 8.3 and the 150 dash in 16.4. Wise pole vaulted 9 feet, won the 1320 in 3:39.6 and was third in high jump. Bob Vajretti won the broad jump at 17-8 and was second in the shot put. Second place: Noblitt, high jump and third in 70 high hurdles. Alemany, 330. SC relay team. Third place: Clark, pole vault. Fourth place: McWilliams and King tied in high jump. McWilliams, 75 dash. King, shot put. Korba, 330. Duke in 660. Matthews, discus.
April 24. Cards Score Track Wins Over Panthers, Cougars. It was the first meeting in the schools history for Holy Cross and the third season for SLV, fielding a team for the first time in many years. SC 94, Holy Cross 20, SLV 14. It was a meet called at the last minute to promote interest in the sport around the Santa Cruz area. Varsity winners: Dakan, 120 high hurdles in 17.2 and high jump at 5-4 and second in low hurdles. Chizmar, 880 in 2:10. Knight, 100 in 10.7, 220 in 24.1, low hurdles in 17.3 and second in high jump. Rawls, 440 in 55.4 and second in 100. Wise, mile in 5:18. Relay SC in 1:38. Coulter, broad jump at 18 feet and third in discus. Second place: Carter, 120 high hurdles, fourth in 880 and low hurdles. Henneuse, 880. Hogan 440. O’Neil, mile. Kenney, shot put and discus. Third place: McKeown, 100. Lapas, 440. Costa, low hurdles. Bennett, mile. Baer, high jump.
Lightweights: SC 69, SLV 31, Holy Cross 21. Winners were Letdhworth, 660 in 1:44.2 and 330 in 42.6 and third in high jump. Valine, 75 dash in 8.3 and third in 150. Duke, 1320 in 4:09, second in high jump and third in 70 high hurdles. Baer, discus at 94-8. Wise, pole vault at 9 feet. Keenan, high jump at 5-5. Second place: Noblitt, 70 high hurdles. Alemany, 660. Wright, 1320. SC relay team. Turnage, second in pole vault and third in low hurdles. Vajretti, second in broad jump. third in 1320 and fourth in low hurdles. Third place: Wilson, 660. Fourth place: King, high jump.
Watsonville Track Team Swamps Cardinals 93-30. SC won one first and two ties at Memorial Field. Dan O’Neil clicked off the mile in 5”09.5 for a first, while Bob Dakan tied for first in the broad jump at 18-7 and the high jump at 5-7 and second in the 120 high hurdles. Card seconds were posted by Terry Chizmar in the 880, Dick Rawls in the 100 and Jack Knight in the 440 and the relay team. Third place: Henneuse, 880, McKeown in 100. Hogan, 440. Baer, high jump. Kenney, discus.
Lightweights: Watsonville 89, SC 24. The Cardlets had one win by Phil Duke in the 660 in 1”35 and Bob Keenan tied for first in the high jump at 5-4. The Cardlets picked up five seconds. They were Mike Valine in the 75 dash. Bob Vajretti in shot put and third in broad jump. Valine in the 150 dash and Wise in 1320, along with the relay team. Third place: Noblitt, 70 high hurdles. Alemany, 330. Turnage, pole vault.
TENNIS record 4-9-1.
Bill Failing and Art Hutchens were the most improved players through the course of the season. The coaches comments: Art was a pleasant surprise and a good representative for the squad and won the Sportsmanship award.
The top three total game winners for the Redbirds were as follows: Yell Newhall 9 wins and 5 losses; Bill Failing 6 wins and 5 losses; Jim Smith 3 wins and 0 losses. The doubles team of Art Hutchens and James Smith won the most matches for the Cards.
Singles players from number one man down: Yell Newhall, Terry O’Neill, Bill Failing, Fred Weaver, Frank Reinelt. Doubles were Art Hutchens and James Smith
JV letter winners: Dave Wiley, Clyde Izant, Bob Haley, Don Henneuse and Hank Failing.
Others: Gill, Izant, Murray and Donald.
GOLF Carmel 14-1, 11-4; Salinas 13-2, 10-5; Watsonville 5-11, 10-5; Monterey in first match a draw, second match 3-12. League record 6-2-1. Season 7-6-1.
From number one man down: Steve Wollenberger, Andy Gustavson. Laurence Canfield, James Smith and Ron Martine. After the first five: Pete Mikisel, Ken Caldwell and George Scofield. These boys will play in the practice matches. Caldwell, Gustavson and Smith are only sophomores. Other team members: Zwerling, Bishop, Wilson and Mel Haber.
Jack Knight was converted from end to fullback and defensive back this year. This was Jack’s second year on the ALL CCAL squad. Last year he made the team as an end. Jack could be counted on to pick up the extra few yards necessary for first downs. It was on defense that he was particularly good, making last minute shoestring tackles, breaking up pass plays either by knocking the ball down or intercepting the pass. Jack was accorded the honor of being the first local to be named to the North squad in the Sixth annual Shrine North-South high school football classic at the Famed LA Memorial Coliseum in July. He will be one of the only 25 players picked for the team out of all the schools from Bakersfield North. An aggressive basketball player Jack proved to be a capable performer on the hardwoods, seeing action at both guard and forward. In track he was the schools leading 440 man and ran a leg on the relay team. He was chosen as the outstanding athlete of the year.
Halfback, Bobby Costa in addition to be selected ALL CCAL was also honored by being named by the San Francisco Examiner to their All Coast second team. Bob became the first back in school history to gain the coveted one thousand yard mark with 1002 in 142 carries for an average of 7.1 yards a game. Bobby ran the sprints in track.
Football center, Rex Giles, who was selected ALL CCAL was also a brilliant defensive end, who turned in a wonderful performance for the season continually throwing the opponents backs for losses.
Tall, Tom Curtiss is the most improved player on the varsity basketball team. Tom was named the player of the week as had his best game with heads up hustling defensive ball, tough rebounding and tallied 12 points. Last week Tom started hitting his shots and this game was his best effort shooting. Tom, the big football tackle who was selected ALL CCAL did a magnificent job on offense and defense. He consistently opened holes for our outstanding backs to get loose for long gains. Tom has played baseball in the past. (Tom has had a long coaching career starting at Holy Cross high school in Santa Cruz while still in college. He went to Gonzales, back to Santa Cruz at new Harbor high and is still coaching at Soquel high. His coaching career spans over forty years. He also runs basketball camps and does individual instruction at his own court.)
Bob Vega In his senior year at one time was the tenth leading scorer in Northern California. Through the brilliance of his performances have by no means diminished, his strong sense of teammanship prevents him from taking more shots.
Phil Netto was the leading scorer and rebounder in the Dads tournament with 60 points, while pulling down 40 bounds. As a team the Cards led in total scoring and were second in rebounding. Phil was named ALL TOURNAMENT. After the Cards beat St. Ignatius in San Francisco, the San Francisco Examiner ran a feature article and picture of Phil Netto with a heading of “A new Kenny Sears”. The 6’9” Kenny Sears of Watsonville, Santa Clara and the NBL New Year Knicks is quite a player to be compared with. St. Ignatius coach Jim Keating commented that Netto is right next to Tom Meschery now playing for Lowell in the City. Meschary went on to play for St. Mary’s and the Warriors. Santa Cruz coach Emmett Thompson said it was due to good coaching. Not his coaching, but that of his dad Manuel Netto, who is one of the best ever basketball players out of Santa Cruz. For more than ten years they have been working out on their back yard basket. This article come out prior to the start of league and the Cards record stood at 10 and 2. Phil topped Northern Cal scorers with 209 points for a 17.4 average and had 195 rebounds for a 16.4 average per game.
Paul Henneuse at 145 pounds took third place at the prestige’s end of the season Northern California tournament for the best wrestlers in the Northern half of the state. Paul lost only one match and that was to the eventual winner. Paul a senior was undefeated in league matches. For the season Paul wrestled at the 154 classification and dropped down to 145 for the big meets at the end of the year. During the year, Paul lost only two matches and was tied once. He also was named the outstanding wrestler for the team.