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Quad Near Completion; To Improve Campus Life. Outdoor dances and rallies are within days of becoming a reality, when construction of the new quadrangle is completed. The stage is far form being completed, but outdoor plays are usually featured in the Spring. The quad will be able to hold a capacity crowd of some 1700 persons.
New Lights Put up on the football field. They are like those at Harvey West stadium Several volunteers from the telephone company gave up their Sunday to put up the arcs. This was done under the expert supervision of Royal Egbert, who is well known to SCHS for his participation at various Dad’s club activities. Others who helped in the project. Al Cunha, Carl Taylor, Jack Plattner, Ray Hedgpeth, Dick Dunham, Ira Randall, Pinky Pedemonte, Dick Tuttle and Bud George.
Open Letter To Students; Budget Overshot. Why is the proposed ASB budget way beyond the student body income? This is the big question facing the commission. So many organizations have asked for so much money that if the requests were all granted, the budget would be approximately $1,000 in the hole.
Why do the cheerleaders need $150? Pom pom girls $150? The Trident need $800, when it only asked for $400 last year. The Cardinal ask for $800, when it never asked for money before? The Boys’ Athletic Association asked for $1,936.50? Since this is such a big controversy on campus, the Trident invites these organizations to write letters defending their requests.
Main heading: HISTORY MAKING YEAR AHEAD AS SCHS UNDERWRITES OWN POOL; FIGHTS FOR BONDS Board Unanimous on Need for February Bond Election. The bond issue is to build a new mid county high school for approximately $2,218,000 for equipment and site. This will average out to around $2,000 per student. Also $400,000 would go toward SCHS boys’ and girls” gym equipment, facilities and a new a music hall and properties.
Tong Launches Campaign To Finance Swim Pool By Spring. For the past 10 years the plan of SCHS having a pool was mere speculation. All this supposing has come to an end. Committee heads were chosen to start coordinating plans to collect the 12 to 18 thousand dollars to make a swimming pool a reality.
Organizations Assist SCHS Swimming Pool. All SCHS student organizations and clubs are pitching into the swimming pool drive. Among those mentioned and the type of booth they will sponsor were the Lettermen’s society, a penny toss. A comment from them, we are going to take in more money than all the other booths put together. GAA and Leaders club will have a marrying bureau. Girls’ Honor society will forecast your future in their fortune telling booth. Hi-Lighters drama club a percentage of their receipts from their recent play. Future Nurses will have dish tossing. Future Teachers will present ring throwing and selling popcorn on campus in the near future. Business Leaders has not yet decided the type of booth. The above clubs have done something toward a SCHS pool. What has your favorite organization done to further our long awaited dream?
Radio station KSCO is allowing the speech class to put on five hours of records, disc jockeyed by class members from 7 to 12 PM. The object of the show is to raise money for the pool by selling ads to local merchants.
The two local doctors, Allen Pederson and Tom Ritchey, who serve as team doctors at SCHS football games contributed their $20 per game fees to the swimming pool fund.
More Swim Pool Money. Many thanks to Mission Hill and Bay View PTA. Mission Hill gave one percent of their profits from their carnival and Bay View gave $100.
The Harvey West Park baseball field, home of the Cardinals, has been reconfigured this year with the outfield fences moved in to 300 feet all the way around, much closer then they were. It changes the game, where home runs will be easier to hit and there will be less extra base hits, which cuts down on base running action. Many city official are crying foul play.
Tennis and Golf for the 1958-1959 season have been moved from Spring to Fall, which will affect participants who have been participating in football from playing these two sports, unless they drop football. This will affect tennis for next year as Dave Wylie plays football and Art Hutcheon will be a cheer leader.
Dad’s Club Backs TV Raffle. SCHS is fortunate indeed to have a very active Dad’s club working along with the athletic program. In the past the Dad’s have done some great things to better the school. The new concession stands at the football field were the work of this organization. Now with the students in mind, the club has made steps toward getting a 24 inch TV for the cafeteria. For the past week the Lettermen’s society has been selling raffle tickets for 25 cents each or five for a dollar. This raffle will be held at the last game of the basketball tournament. The prize for the winning ticket will be a portable TV set and you do not have to be there to win.
New league schedule for basketball and baseball this season. Instead of a double round of play there will be three rounds making a nine game schedule instead of six. Football stays with a double round.
1957 Best by the Trident sports staff. Here are the Trident’s five choices for the top sports stories of 1957. Tony DeLuca, John Kirby, James Smith, Tex McKeown and many more out-standing athletes made ‘57 one of the most successful years in the school’s recent history.
1. Varsity football team had best record in 13 years with a 7-2 overall season slate and ranked 9th in northern California.
2. Another sport may be added to SC through the work of the swimming pool committee. If SCHS gets its long-wanted pool another team will be added to the campus.
3. In ‘57 the varsity baseball squad won the Monterey invitational tourney.
4. Junior James Smith was the outstanding cager in the basketball tourney leading all comers in scoring and rebounds.
5. All-league is the word for Tony DeLuca as he made two all-star teams, in lightweight football and varsity baseball. He also led the CCAL in batting.
All the teams and players at SCHS made 1957 a year to be remembered.
At the Dad’s Club barbeque a player from each of the 16 sports at Santa Cruz High was presented with a trophy for sportsmanship and hard work. Senior Mike Erickson got the trophy for outstanding senior athlete of the year and a trophy was awarded to Dad’s Club President Ed Banek for his contribution as president. Others who received trophies were John Gil, D basketball; Pat Moore, C basketball; Robert Small, junior lightweight football; Bill Lensen, lightweight football; Charles Lass, JV football; John Kirby, varsity football; Roy Miyoko, wrestling; Bob Alemany, lightweight basketball; Mike Carney, JV basketball; Bill Walters, varsity basketball; Ken Caldwell, golf; Yell Newhall, tennis; Bob Alemany, lightweight track; Lon Bell, varsity track; Don Gerig, JV baseball; Reynold Christensen, varsity baseball.
Coaches: Larry Seimering, head football. Assistant football, Robert Hileman and Brad Lynn. Jim Simpson, head junior varsity football and junior varsity baseball. Will Pokriots, assistant junior varsity baseball. Doug Severin head lightweight football and junior varsity basketball. Walter Wattenburg, assistant football and varsity track. Merlin Bradshow, assistant football and varsity track. Emmett Thompson, varsity basketball and C and D basketball. C.R. Smith, golf. Eade Jordon, tennis. George Moores, wrestling. Bill Dodge, baseball and lightweight basketball.
FOOTBALL practice games: Serra of San Mateo 53-19, Castlemont of Oakland 26-0, Riordan of San Francisco 45-33. Practice record 3-0. League: Watsonville 14-13, 31-20; Salinas 7-13, 7-20; Monterey 13-7, 38-26. League record 4-2 for second place. Season 7-2.
First two teams. Ends. Ted Baer, Mike Erickson, Lynn Ragsdale and Joe DeBenedetti.
Tackles, Jim Banek, Bill Trotts, Henry Wall and Wallace Hicks.
Guards, Gordon Athearn, Doug Austin, Robert Barbre, Darrell Kerrick and Ron Zaballos.
Centers, Tom Bryan and Norm Costa
Backs, Curt Cheney, John Kirby, Ken Negro, Richard McKeown, Robert Vajretti
Other players: Charles Lass, Richard Carter, Dean Hocom, Bassinger, John Giraudo, McCray, Kingdom, Mike Tara, King, Dennis Cody, Reed, Campbell, Fred McPherson, Pete Pappas, Al McCommon, Ernie Penrose, Mike Lybrand, Lowe, Mike Aluffi, Miles, Johnson, Bob Eaton, Novak, Dave Wylie, Winters, Ken Caldwell.
Cardinal of the week is end Mike Erickson, who has played three years of lightweights before gaining enough weight to play varsity. In the three games this season, the combination of quarterback Ken Caldwell to the glue fingered Erickson has resulted in eight touchdowns worth 48 points. On one pass, Mike gathered in a short pass, faked out a defender and streaked away on a 60 jaunt. What makes the Cardinal left end so dangerous? He is not blessed with dazzling speed, nor is he big and tall and does not run over many defenders. Well it could be Mike’s brains are paying off. He runs his pass patterns to the letter and is just waiting there for the ball. Like many of the players, Mike has another main interest and that is art. Many of his clever cartoons have appeared on the bulletin board in the gym. Next week the Trident will have the pleasure of showing off one of his masterpieces on the editorial page. (Later on while teaching math at Mission Hill Junior High, Mike drew up the Cardinal symbol used by the school.)
To say the least, the Cardinal offense leaves little to be desired . In the three practice games. They ran up a total of 124 points for an average of 41 points a game.
Cardinal of the week is Gordon Athearn who drove holes for the backs to run against Salinas in 13 loss. The 180 pound senior letterman, Athearn a defensive middle guard made 10 tackles. Gordon played JV his sophomore year. Gordon averages between and A and B in his college prep classes. Gordon wrestles in the 180 weight class, is a fierce competitor and this year will be his third year on the squad.
SC Tips Wildcats 14-13. It took all the Cards had to beat the Cats and put them in the cellar. A blocked extra point by Norm Costa, the hero of the game. A roughing the kicker penalty against the Cats, allowed the Cards to control the ball and run out he clock. These helped give the Cards there first win of the season. The outstanding players of the game on defense were Ted Baer and Gordon Athearn. On offense it was Curt Cheney and Tex McKeown.
Cardinals Put Up Goal Line Stand, Down Monterey 13-7. A fired up Dick “Tex” McKeown
started things off right by taking the opening kick off and carrying it into Toreador territory on the 44. After a couple of off tackle plays were stopped, quarterback Ken Caldwell chose to take to the airways. It was a good choice as John Kirby caught a couple of passes to gain yardage and then plunged into the end zone on a running play. This all happened before the fans had a chance to get comfortably settled. Tackle Dave Wylie fell on a fumble on the Toreadors own 30 yard line to set up the last score. Caldwell pushed through the line for the score to make it 12-0 SC. Since Monterey had blocked the first extra point try, this time Kirby took it through the line to score and make it 13-0. Monterey scored later in the first period to end the quarter SC 13-7. It was the last score of the game as the defenses took over. But there were still some scares and hard play needed in the fourth quarter as two Monterey drives were stopped at the goal line. The SC line put on a great show of power and held on at the four and two yard lines. Be sure to go to Salinas tonight and watch the Cards put the Cowboys out of the league lead. I’ll be there–how about you?
Senior tackle, Jim Banek is the player of the week for his best defensive game of the year and being a leading member of the now famous two goal line bunch in the fourth quarter of the Monterey game. The 190 pounder also is a letterman in wrestling. When the big guy comes across the mat, he makes an impressive looking hunk of man. Jim is also chancellor of the Hi Tow Tong, the boys honor society.
In the 7-20 loss to Salinas the Trident sports editor had this to say, last week with homecoming and all, it was one of those games that just have to happen once in a while. Salinas beat us with their team and nothing else, not the bad breaks, the officials or the fact that we were at their field– nothing. Salinas just out charged us in every way. Tackle Wally Hicks received accolades for his fine play. John Kirby was selected player of the week as his coach said he was as good a player as there is in California. In the Salinas loss, he still gained 111 yards in 14 carries for a 8 yards every time he toted the skin. The burly halfback excels in baseball and basketball as well. Kirby is an asset to any team he plays on. Not only for his talent, but also for his love of sports and winning.
Cards Trounce Cats 31-20. History was made last night as the Cards took the Cats for the second time in one season and did it with the juniors, who will be back next year leading the way. The game was not as close as the score indicates as the Cat scores came late while the first team was on the bench. John Kirby established himself as the best rusher in the league. John gained 105 yards and for the second game in a row he gained over 100 yards. Other backfield stars were Ken Negro, Bob Varjetti and Ken Caldwell. Center Norm Costa at 190 is a top defender and linebacker was chosen player of the week for playing his best game of the year.
Cardinals Win Final Tilt With Monterey 38-26 for second place in the league. Their two losses were against Salinas, who won the league with a 5-0-1 record. In the Monterey rout, senior Curt Cheney and Junior John Kirby led the Cards attack on the ground. Cheney a hard driving fullback, gained 97 yards in only 7 carries for a 13 yard average per carry. This was by far his finest effort during his three years playing on the SCHS football squads. John Kirby, always a standout, did not let the fans down as he kept up his scoring leadership with three trips into the end zone. Kirby did not gain 100 yards like he did in the last two games, but he averaged 4 yards a carry and scored 17 touchdowns for the season. Although the Toreadors scored 26 points, it was not the doing of the first team. Monterey scored 20 of their points when the reserves were on the field to gain experience for the championship run next year. The coach had praise for Norm Costa, Darrell Kerrick, Mike Erickson and the entire defensive unit.
Junior John Giraudo was chosen Cardinal of the week for his outstanding play in the last game of the year against Monterey. John was an offensive and defensive end, but with Erickson getting most of the passes thrown to him, John’s main duty was blocking and playing outstanding defense. John spent his first two years playing JV’s preparing himself for this season. His big play in the Monterey game was a pass interception, which he ran back for 40 yards to the Monterey 20.
Looking ahead for next year, one of the favorite phrases used by teams who do not win titles. Twelve to fourteen lettermen from this years squad will be returning next year. Some of the top performers returning are John Kirby, Ken Caldwell, Wally Hicks, Bob Vajretti, Ken Negro, Dave Wylie, Dick Scotter and many more.
Before the beginning of the season, coast county sports writers said, that SCHS was one year away from greatness. We have no way of knowing, but it will be interesting to see what the class of 1959 can produce in the CCAL race.
Cardinal Grid Machine Nabs Second. Redbirds Prove league spoilers. League champion Salinas was the only team to beat the Cards. Senior end Mike Erickson proved to be the seasons most dazzling player, grabbing countless number of spectacular passes, many of which went for pay dirt. Mike supplied the teams color. Converted halfback, Tex McKeown left SCHS several months ago, but his football feats still remain. One of the Flock’s leading ground gainers, he played two years as a first string backfield man. “Jumbo” James Banek’s hole in the line will be a hard one to fill. Students at Monterey high hung their coach in effigy, forcing him to resign. The reason was they thought their team was better than it showed. Of significant nature is the rivalry with the previous CCAL power Watsonville, ended up this year with two wins for the Cards. This does not happen in the normal realm of reality. It should be mentioned of next years potentially great football team of 1959 being the best team in Northern California and one of the best in the history of SCHS. (It did happen,).
Mike Lybrand was awarded the most optimistic player award at the football banquet.
ALL LEAGUE selections are tackle, Wally Hicks and back, John Kirby.
LIGHTWEIGHT FOOTBALL Practice game: Riordan 52-0. League: Watsonville loss, 6-13 Salinas 6-0, loss; Monterey 25-7, 13-7. League record 3-3 tie for second place with Salinas. Season 5-2. Not all games listed. This is the best SC record for a while. Watsonville was undefeated 6-0 for the league title.
Starters: ends, Ken Johnson and David Suggs; tackles, Lloyd Stanton and Bob Berry; guards, Roy Miyoko and Jim Likins; center, Dick Walton; backs, Angelo Ross, Bill Lenson, Skip Tartar, Tony DeLuca and Jim Esquibel. Other players: Terry Chizmar, Chuck Boppell, John Filice, Bruce Bettencourt, Ron Neumann, Angell, Larry McWilliams, Jack Richey, Gary Smith, Geno Panelli, Warren King, Williams, Korba, Gary Hocom, Tinkesse, Meyer, Byran, Skidmore, Bill Aluffi, Nichols, Henry Alemany, Jim Hunt, Chapman, Lee Sirles and Murray.
Against Salinas the Cardlets had a little trouble scoring, but their defense was impassable. Salinas could garner but two first downs and never penetrated within the 40 yard line. It was not until the fourth quarter was there a score. A Cowbabe fumble set up the first score of the game. A Ken Johnson punt was fumbled and it was recovered by Lloyd Stanton on the Salinas 16. On the first play after the fumble recovery, Bruce Bettencourt took a pitch out and faked a run, this gave Johnson time to get clear in the end zone for a pass he received on his knees. It was the Cardlets first six points of the CCAL season. Johnson a six footer, kept Salinas penned in all night with his booming kicks. He not only punts, but kicks off and kicks extra points as well.
In the 25-7 defeat of Monterey, Tony DeLuca and Bruce Bettencourt have been leading the Cardlets in offense and in this game these slim boys did great jobs. DeLuca passed for one touchdown and ran in another one for 24 yards. Bettencourt reeled of a 65 yard run the longest of the year for the Cardlets to score.
After taking a 18-7 lead against Salinas the Cardlets were not able to stop the Cowbabes in the last quarter. Tony DeLuca did all he could to spark the Cardlets as his running and passing was his best this year. His performance should put him in good shape to make the ALL CCAL squad. First year men who have been making a difference are Henry Alemany, Jim Esquibel, Bruce Bettencourt and Angelo Ross at defensive back, who in the past years has been playing basketball instead.
Cardlets Lose tough Game To Wildkittens 6-13. The kittens are undefeated and won the league. Bruce Bettencourt on a 35 yard run to pay dirt, did what no other team has done against the Kittens and that was to score a touchdown. The Cardlets played one of their best games of the season. Seniors going into their last game are Lloyd Stanton, Skip Tartar, Bill Lenson, Jim Likins and Dick Walton.
Cardlets Close Season With Victory Over Toreababes 13-7. With the victory the Cardlets finished the league season with a 3-3 record to tie Salinas for second place. It has been a while since SC has had a winning lightweight team. Players who stood out this game and for the whole year are Tony DeLuca, Lloyd Stanton, Jim Likins, Skip Tarter, Bruce Bettencourt, Bob Berry and Roy Miyoka.
Bill Lenson was awarded the player with the most optimistic attitude at the football banquet.
ALL LEAGUE selections were junior, Tony DeLuca a two year letterman. Tony’s hard running impressed the local fans as well as the opponents. Senior tackle, Lloyd Stanton a third year veteran played with heart and desire every down during the game.
JV FOOTBALL Salinas 20-0, 19-14 Monterey 13-18, ?; Watsonville 7-0, 13-12. Not counting the last Monterey game where the Trident had no score the league record was 4-1.
Players: Bob Dabbs, Mickie Reed, Mike Carney, Al McCommon, Bill Murray, Mike Tara, Mickey Aluffi, Gaylord Noblitt, Terry Reynolds, Milo Williams, Ronnie Lowe, Red Bailey, Ray Johnson, Bill Tara, Ronald Tenant, Steve Winters, Hal Roberts, Curt Sandman, Harry Cummings, Bud Kingdom, Rich Novak, Dick Young, Hob Hogan, Dean Hocom, Vaden McCray.
In a 13-18 loss to Monterey the top players were Rich Carter, Carl King, Dean Hocom and Bob Netoff. Carter and Netoff were the Cards that broke into the scoring column.
The Jayvees find themselves in second place only a half game out of the leader’s spot after beating Salinas 20-0. Outstanding players in the game were Bob Dabbs, Dennis Cody, Dean Holcom and freshman Al McCommon, who is an all around athlete as he also plays basketball and baseball well. At 13 years old, the quarterback job is not normally a starting position. In later years you will be hearing a lot of good things about this talented boy.
Quarterback Al McCommon engineered a 19-14 triumph over Salinas. The locals led a half time 12-7, on a 15 yard TD run by Bob Dabbs and a 2 yard plunge by McCommon. A pass from McCommon to Fred McPherson accounted for the last and winning score on a 40 yard play.
JV’s 4-1 With One Game To Go. Beat Watsonville 13-12 after being down going into the fourth quarter 0-12. Quarterback Al McCommon teamed up with one of his favorite targets Fred McPherson and they moved the ball to within striking distance of the goal line. Sophomore Bobby Dabbs scored on an end sweep after spending the precious night seeing some action with the varsity. Then he ran for the extra point. A booming 50 yard punt by Pete Papas set up the winning score. The stocky halfback placed the ball within a yard of the goal line. When the Cats went to punt the ball out it was blocked and McCommon picked it up and scored with no time left on the clock. SC 13-12.
BASKETBALL Practice games: Dads Club, Camden 41-49, Los Altos 45-38, Los Gatos 48-46 in two OT to win the consolation title; Bellarmine 37-42, Gridley won, Hill won, Camden 52-63, Campbell 39-36, Los Altos 52-32, Los Gatos 52-49, Burlingame 44-50, Campbell 39-36, and Gridley tournament. This is an incomplete record. League: Monterey won, won, 49-50; Watsonville 49-31, 41-36, 40-31; Salinas won, 49-36, 24-35. League record 7-2, second place. Season record according to the Trident 17-9.
The team was tabbed to come in toward the bottom of the league ended up in second place instead with a 7-2 record. They were tied with Monterey going into the second to last game of the season, but Monterey won the game by one point, which cost the Cards a co-championship. The real downer was the loss to low rated Salinas in the last game of the year were a win would have made the Cards the sole league champs. The team did accomplish a lot more than was anticipated by a lot of hard work and top play by all. Final standings: Monterey 8-1, Santa Cruz 7-2, Salinas 3-6 and Watsonville 0-9.
Team members, year in school if they are not juniors and heights: forwards, John Kirby, 6’1; Charlie Wise, 5’ 11; Bill Walters, SR, 6’; Ken Negro, 6’ and Gil Labrucherie, 5‘11. Centers; James Smith, 6’3; and Dave Kiff, SR, 6’2 . Guards, Angelo Ross, SR, 5’9; Dick Scotter, 5’9; Tom Walker, SR, 5’9 and Ken Caldwell, 5’10. Others: Curt Sandman, 5’11; Dave Wylie 5‘11 and Bob Netoff, SOPH, 6‘3.
At the second annual Santa Cruz Invitational. SC lost to a tall Camden five 41-49. SC couldn’t find the basket in the first quarter and Camden put up a good defense in the third to stop SC cold, when the taller Camden guards compared to the 5-8 Cardinal guards Angelo Ross and Dick Scotter, put up a stubborn defensive game. Ross and Scotter could not work the ball into the forwards or big center James Smith. As a result the score went from a 23-22 lead at halftime to 38-29 at the end of the third period. Even though shorter than Camden, the desire and hustle of the Cards won them the rebounding edge 21 to 17. Coach Emmett Thompson, “This was the best ball club we’ve met all year, including Bellarmine.” Thompson praised Smith for his rebounding work and cited Bill Walters and John Kirby for a good board game. Angelo Ross was singled out for his hustle. The Cards next play Los Altos, who they beat earlier in the season 52-32. Camden moved out to a 46-29 lead early in the fourth period. Here SC changed its strategy and went to a full court pressing man-to-man defense. Both teams had been using a zone up until then. The press bothered Camden and they had trouble getting the ball over the center line. SC tallied 12 points to Camdens three, but the clock ran out. Smith topped rejoinders with 11. Scoring: Walters 6, Kirby 1, Smith 14, Ross 12, Scotter 2, Negro 2, Caldwell 4.
SC entered the finals of the consolation bracket by knocking Los Altos out of the tournament with a 45-38 win over Los Altos. James Smith dominated the game scoring 28 points and had 18 rebounds. Los Altos took a 15-11 first quarter lead. Coach Thompson then changed from a zone to a pressing man-to-man all over the court. Offensively he moved Smith to forward and Kirby to center, but maintained the 0ne-three-one pattern on offense against the Los Altos zone. SC won the second quarter 12-3 to put SC up 23-18 at halftime. Smith had 19 points when he left the game with four minutes left. Scoring: Kirby 8, Walters 3, Smith 19, Ross 8, Scotter 5, Sandman 2, Negro, Wise, Walker, Murray, Wylie and LaMothe 0.
In the consolation finals, SC defeated Los Gatos in double overtime 48-42. Center James Smith hit a jump shot from ten feet out for the win in the “sudden death” double overtime. The score was knotted 46-46 after the first overtime and after the first overtime the first team to score two points in the next overtime wins. Smith won the tip and the Cards passed the ball around for a clear sho for 40 seconds, before Smith made his game winning shot. SC was behind 40-42 with 15 seconds remaining to play in regulation game. Smith again put the locals into the game with a jump shot from the foul line. Angelo Ross put his team ahead at the start of the first overtime on a layup. Los Gatos came right back and scored. Smith hit a set shot from the corner, but two made foul shots by Los Gatos put the game into the second overtime. Top scorers were Smith 23 and Ross 13. John Kirby led the rebounders with 12 followed by Smith with 10. Scoring: Kirby 6, Walters 4. Smith 23, Ross 13, Scotter, Negro 0 and Caldwell 2.
James Smith was an All Tournament selection of the SC Invitational Tournament .
In the win over Andrew Hill, James Smith scored 22 points the first half and ended up with 34 points, the highest total per game in SCHS history. James could have scored more, but with the blow out, did not play the whole game to allow others to compete.
In a practice game win over Campbell 39-36 and without James Smith, John Kirby played center and Angelo Ross scored 24 points on 50 per cent shooting. Ken Negro, Kirby and Bill Walters did well on the boards. Dick Scotter is the most improved player according to his coach as well as the most under rated player on the squad. Bill Walters is coming along well, especially on defense to go along with his rebounding.
Angelo Ross is Cardinal of the week for his fine game against Monterey. Comment from Angelo was “I don’t do anything beside play basketball”, though this is not completely true. Even though on the court it does look like that is all he does with his spare time. Angelo’s goal is to be a math or PE teacher after college. The most exiting game for him this year has been the Monterey game where he notched 14 points for his highest total so far.
The surprising Cards are tied with Monterey for the title even after losing a tough game to them 49-50. James Smith and Angelo Ross have provided the scoring punch for the Cards so far this season with Smith still leading the league in total scoring. Ross, a pepper box, has been hitting consistently on his set shot and jumper from the key. John Kirby, Bill Walters and Dick Scotter round out the starting five. All three have been impressive in the varsity’s past games.
Starting line up through out he season: forwards, John Kirby and Bill Walters; center, James Smith; guards, Angelo Ross and Dick Scotter. Ken Negro and Ken Caldwell were the top substitutes. Negro is a ball hawk and good rebounded, which is why he plays. Caldwell is a fine shot from outside and usually sees action in the league games.
Player of the week Bill Walters has “hustle” as his by word. Bill is senior class president. Bill along with James Smith wear glasses and sometimes have trouble with them. Bill went without them a few weeks ago without a problem. In CCAL play, Bill is averaging 8 points a game to put him in the top ten in league scoring. Bill has a two handed set shot and is a key rebounder.
Senior Bill Walters at forward was always hustling out on the court whether in practice or in the game. Bill was not a high scorer, but he rebounded exceptionally well for his size. The other forward was junior John Kirby, the noted football player showed his athletic ability, desire and athletic knowledge in being an important member of this team.
Junior guard Dick Scotter gained honorable mention by the coaches at the end of the season. Scotter was very effective as a defensive standout and superb passer.
Nine out of the twelve man squad will be back next year and with the addition of good players on the JV and lightweight teams could be even better next year.
Phenomenal 6’4” junior center, James Smith won many honors this season. He was ALL TOURNAMENT at the Dads Club and the end of the season Gridley tournaments. James was a ALL CCAL selection. He was the top scorer in the league with a 20 points per game average. To top things off James made first team in the ALL NORTHERN CALIFORNIA team and was second in scoring. In addition James smashed most scoring and rebounding records. In the 24 game season James maintained his 20 points a game average.
Senior Angelo Ross was a ALL CCAL selection also. The diminutive 5’9” guard was the team leader and quarterback of the team. Angelo scored at a rate of 11 points per game in league. Angelo started his career here playing D and C and lightweight basketball. This year he was a defensive back on the title contending lightweight football team. And he played tennis this year. Angelo was this senior class salutatorian, second in grade point average in the class. Angelo plans to attend UC Riverside or San Jose State as a math major and a PE minor. (Angelo went on to a long term teaching career at his old school, Mission Hill Junior High. He has coached for over forty years at Mission Hill, Marrello Prep, Holy Cross and Palma high with his old high school buddy Norm Costa of the class of ‘59. Angelo was also very active in youth leagues giving of his time freely there as well as many open gyms at Mission Hill. Angelo without a doubt has given more hours to youth than anyone in the area. Who else has worked with so many sports and put in more in over forty years? Angelo has coached three major sports: football, basketball and baseball. He started doing this when he was in high school as well.)
LIGHTWEIGHT BASKETBALL LEAGUE CHAMPS. The first since 1948.
Practice games: won 3 games at Salinas preseason tournament for the championship. Burlingame loss, Camden loss, Bellarmine 43-39, Los Altos 49-22, Andrew Hill 56-35, Gilroy won, Campbell won, Los Gatos won. Practice record 9-2. League: Monterey 38-35, 46-47, won; Watsonville 54-31, 41-36, 49-31; Salinas won, 24-35, 47-46 overtime. League record 7-2, Champions by a margin of two games. Season 16-4.
League standings: Santa Cruz 7-2, Salinas 5-4, Monterey 4-5 and Watsonville 2-7.
Team members and heights: forwards: Al McCommon, 5’8; Mike Dominguez, 5’10; Pat Moore, 5’10 and Jim Kowal, 5‘9. Center: Ken Johnson, 5’11; and Ted Henthorne, 5‘11. Guards, Bob Alemany, 5’3; Bob Dabbs, 5’6; Art Hutcheon, 5’5; and Bruce Bettencourt, 5‘7; and Dave Hutcheon, 5’6. Others see lightweight reserves below.
The Cardlets made a poor showing against Salinas losing 24-35. They were so far down in the fourth quarter, the reserves finished up the game.
In a 41-36 triumph over Watsonville the Cardlets are the league leaders with a 4-1 record. Alvin McCommon, Bob Alemany and center Ken Johnson sparked a second half drive to victory. After standing around the first half losing 13-19, the Cardlets came out fast breaking and speeding up the game to start the second half. Sophomore Mike Dominguez started to really hustle to go along with his deadly shooting touch to earn himself more playing time.
Cardlets Are Champs First Time In 10 Years. Cardlets turned back the Wildkittens 49-36, while Salinas beat Monterey by one point to secure the title for the locals. After an 8-8 tie at the end of the first quarter, SC poured it on in the second quarter and were never headed as SC held a 26-10 halftime lead. Little Bob Alemany sparked the club scoring 17 points the first half and at one point had twice the points as the Wildkittens. Late in the third quarter, Alemany and McCommon came out for the night, they thought. Watsonville came within 9 points and they reentered the game. Alemany sank four foul shots and Common a field goal to put the game out of reach. Alemany ended up with 25 points and had his best all around game of the year. Pat Moore led the rebounding with 10 followed by McCommon. Ken Johnson and Bob Dabbs were commended for their defensive work.
Cardlets Edge Salinas Five; Final League Record 7-2. In the last league game the Cardlets had all they could handle from the Cowbabes having to go overtime to win 47-46. Diminutive Bob Alemany sparked the Cardlet offense pacing the team with 25 points to win the league scoring title by 4 points over teammate Al McCommon. The coach was very pleased with this team which lost only four games, even though last years team did not lose any games. He said, “ boys like Bob Dabbs and Pat Moore really came through in the clutch. Bobby, who picked up his furious pace when things got tight and Pat for toughness in controlling the boards. The team spirit, hustle and consistent play. No big ups or downs during the season. Good effort through out the season made the season so successful.”
Lanky junior Ken Johnson, the team center, just missed making the all league squad after helping control the boards and scoring at a 7 points per game average.
Sleek sophomore Bobby Dabbs an outstanding defensive man with lightning speed was the other starting guard. Dabbs although not a high scorer came through with amazing feats to steal the show on occasions. Not very tall, Bob can jump higher than men three and four inches taller than he.
An unknown at the first of the season, Pat Moore, managed to fight his way up to first string by the end of the season. Never reluctant to go in and fight for the ball. Moore was always hustling. Pat gained notice in the middle of the season and was soon playing in all the games.
The Cardlets sparked by freshman Al McCommon and diminutive junior Bobby Alemany, both were ALL CCAL. McCommon was the first freshman to make ALL LEAGUE. It was Alemany’s second straight year to be selected.
Alemany, a 5’3” guard was the mainspring of the team, never easing up under tension. Bob not only stood out defensively, but topped the league in scoring also. Bob had a game where he could have broken the school scoring record, but this fact was unknown by the coach, who with a big lead in the game, replaced Bob before he could get that next basket. With all his desire to play, Bob will probable move up to varsity next year, even though he would again be the top man in the lightweight league. This shows what a competitor Bob is.
Freshman Al McCommon, a 14 year old phenom made ALL CCAL after being the leading scorer in 7 out of the 9 games played. Al lost out to Alemany in the last game. The sharp shooting forward showed rebounding skills also being the top rebounder on the team.
JV BASKETBALL Holy Cross 41-38, Bellarmine 22-31, Samuel Ayer 44-27, St. Francis of Watsonville 22-35, Watsonville 36-35, 27-29, 39-35. Only scores listed.
Team members: Dave Young, Mike Tara, Dennis Cody, Larry McWilliams, Mike Carney, Terry Mealiff, Ron Worrell, Bob Netoff, Allison, Sanders, Novak, Angell, Ritchey, Gregory and Gene Williams.
Scoring in the 44-27 win over Ayer: forwards: Worrell, 2 Carney 4, Williams 3, Novak and Sanders 0. Guards, Cody 19, Tara 4, Angell 1, Ritchey 3, Gregory 2. Center, Netoff 6.
JV’s Garner Win Over Watsonville 39-35. “Team Effort” was the answer of how it happened. The starting line up was forwards, Bob Netoff and Dennis Cody; center, Ron Worrell; guards, Dave Young and Mike Tara. Subs in game Mike Carney, Sanders, Novak and Ritchey.
LIGHTWEIGHT RESERVES SLV 58-39, Palma 34-23, Holy Cross 47-35, St. Francis of Watsonville 33-35 in double overtime. Only games listed.
Starters at the beginning of the season: forwards, Don McDuffee and Bob Lockwood; center, Pat Moore; guards, Bob Dabbs and Bruce Bettencourt. Other forwards: Ted Henthorne, Jim Kowal and Tim Mealiffe; guards, Art Hutcheon and Frank Gill. These players also suit up for the regular lightweight team. They also play the Junior Highs. All their games are not listed either.
C and D Cagers End Season; Defeating Bellarmine and Salinas. The C and D teams had an impressive season that ended with both teams beating Salinas.
C BASKETBALL Record 9-1 Salinas 32-16 Bellarmine 29-20, 29-22. Only scores listed.
Team members: Art Hutcheon, Bob Alemany, Hauso, Sousa, Briery, Bob Lockwood, Tom Sanders, Pat Moore, Don McDuffee, Jerry Briery and Sullivan.
They beat Bellarmine for the second time, 29-22. These two losses to SC were the only ones for the Bells. Bob Alemany is a name that always comes up in basketball discussions. In the Bellarmine game he scored 14 points. Other top players were Art Hutcheon, Pat Moore, Bob Lockwood and Don McDuffee.
Junior guard Bob Alemany was elected captain. Bob was the leading scorer with a 11 points per game average
D BASKETBALL Record 7-3 Salinas 22-16 Bellarmine 27-23, 26-22. Only scores listed.
Players: Don Lemmon, Bud Bates, Fred Phyffer, Ealy, Don Gerig, Bruce McPherson, Dilworth, Mac Morreli, John Gill, Bill Fransen, Dave Hutcheon,
D player, Bruce McPherson was the star of the latest Bellarmine game scoring 9 points and playing good defense. The freshman was not on the starting five at the beginning of the season, but as the season went on he played most every quarter and helped the team with his hustle and scoring.
Mac Morelli was chosen team captain. John Gill averaged 8 digit’s a game for high point honors.
WRESTLING Some of the dual meet scores: Lincoln 27-21, Watsonville 23-29, Gilroy 14-25 and Salinas 21-24. Seven wins and seven losses. A number of matches were very close and could have gone either way. The team would have won most of these close meets had not such wrestlers as Gordon Athearn, Wallace Hicks and Jim Banek not been injured during the early part of the season.
The winners and their weight classes in the first match of the year. 103, Karst; 112, Jim Hunt; 127. Bill Lenson; 145, Jim Likins; heavyweight, Wally Hicks. Losers: 120, Pesce; 133, Gaylord Noblitt; 138, Roy Miyoka; 154, Dan McLellan; 165, Henry Wall; 175, Bob Vajretti; 191, Jim Banek.
In the loss to Gilroy the winners in the lower weights were Jim Hunt, Bill Lenson, Jim Likins and Roy Miyoka. Losers were Fred Karst, Bill Wall, and Tony DeLuca. Winner in the upper weights was Terry Reynolds. The losers were Henry Wall, Dan McLellan, Dick Carter and Charles Wood. Jim Likins continued his overpowering ways by pinning his man. It was the seniors twelfth win in a row without a loss. Jim Hunt was the leading point getter when he beat his man. It is the 133 pounders tenth victory. Bill Lenson also gained praise as he fought to a 4-4 draw. Freshman Bill Wall, although out weight by 15 pounds refused to be pinned by the top man in the B league. No one in that weight class was available, so Bill was willing to fill in against a larger and more experienced man.
Lenson Places Fifth In NC Tourney. Bill Lenson, 133 pound grappler, took fifth place in the Northern California Wresting tournament. Bill was pitted against 17 of the best wrestlers that Northern California had to offer, from Bakersfield to the Oregon border. Lenson won two matches and lost two, which gave SCHS three points and a respectable ranking in the tourney as many of the 70 schools involved did not score a point. The only CCAL wrestler to place first in the tournament was Watsonville unlimited wrestler Marv Marinovich. Lenson won the right to enter the Nor Cal by placing second at the section meet. The others who placed high enough in the CCAL meet qualified for the section meet. Those matmen were Roy Miyoka, Henry Wall and Tony DeLuca. Lenson had a 12-1 record for dual meets. The records show the popular senior won 56 points for the team, while only losing 3 matches all year. Bill is in good condition with a lot of determination and will power to take down his weight during the week.
Bill Lenson selected ALL CCAL along with Roy Miyoka, Henry Wall and Tony DeLuca
BASEBALL Practice games: Los Altos 6-4, Bellarmine 6-2, MPC 0-4, Washington in two double headers 6-12 and 3-5, 4-3 and 12-2; Campbell 3-7, San Jose State Frosh 7-10, 3-2; San Benito JC 10-1 Serra 4-2. Practice record 7-5 including the college games. Without the college games it is 5-3. League Monterey 5-6, 6-0, 1-0; Salinas 0-3, 2-10, 2-3 in eight innings. Watsonville 16-6, 9-2, 0-1. League record 4-5, third place. Season 11-10. In a post season unofficial game with local semi pro SC Seahawks the Cards lost 3-11.
The team at the beginning of the season.
Pitchers: Juniors, Fred McPherson, Ken Negro also OF and 3B and senior, Reynold Christensen also Of. Catchers: Junior, Ken Johnson and senior, Norm Costa. First base, freshman, Bob Lockwood. Second base: junior, Bruce Bettencourt. Third base: senior, Ron Zaballos and Dave Young a sophomore. Short stop: junior, John Kirby. Outfielders: Seniors Tony Victoria and Roy Miyoka, juniors, Tony DeLuca, Pete Pappas, Dan McLaughlin and Dave Lemmon and froshmen, Al McCommon for part of the season and the rest on JV.
Cards in Mid Season Form. Big Sixth Frame Gives SC 6-4 Win over Los Altos in the first game of the delayed season. A big five run sixth inning turned the tables after Los Altos had taken a 4-1 lead in the fifth. Senior Reynold Christensen started and went 4 1/3 innings and was relieved by junior Fred McPherson, who finished the game for the win. Fred at one point struck out five straight batters. The coach was pleased with the way the team played, since there has been hardly any practice on the field and no infield work at all. Still the Cards had only one error. Lineup: Bettencourt 2B, 3-1; Zaballos SS, 3-3; Victoria RF, 2-1; Kirby 1B, 3-1; Pappas CF, 2-0; Negro CF, 2-1; DeLuca LF, 3-0; Costa C, 1-0; Johnson C, 2-1; Young 3B, 1-0; Scotter 3B, 3-1; Christensen P, 2-0 and McPherson P, 1-1. RBI’s: Victoria 2, Kirby, Zaballos and Negro one each.
Cards Knock Out 14 Hits; Rout Bells 6-2. Bruce Bettencourt, Dick Scotter and Reynold Christensen were singled out for their contributions to the win. The SC attack pounded out 14 hits. Bettencourt went four for five and drove in two runs, while Scotter went three for five. Christensen started and went four innings, allowing one unearned run and only two hits. McPherson worked the next three allowing only two hits and giving up a run. Lineup:
Bettencourt 2B, 5-4; Zaballos SS, 4-0; Scotter 3B, 5-3; Kirby 1B. 5-1; Negro CF, 4-0; Victoria RF, 3-1; DeLuca LF, 3-1; Costa C, 2-0; McPherson P, 2-1; Christensen P, 1-0; Johnson C, 2-2. Kirby tripled and Scotter doubled. Scotter and Victoria both scored two runs, while Kirby and DeLuca had one each. RBI’s, Bettencourt 2, Kirby, Negro and Johnson one each.
Reynold Christensen had his curve breaking, while tossing a nifty three hitter against Monterey Peninsula College and still lost 0-4. The Cards were no hit. The rain and condition of the upper diamond limits field practice time. An extra two innings were played after the regular game at the MPC field and Fred McPherson struck out all six hitters. The Cards scored two runs by Bettencourt and DeLuca in the extra innings.
Locals Bang 10 Hits In CCAL Opener in 16-6 win over Watsonville. Both teams showed signs of lack of practice due to recent rains. Watsonville committed twelve errors, which contributed to all but one run and the Cards had only two errors. The Cards took a 2-0 lead without getting a hit in the first inning on two walks, two sacrifices and four errors. Fred McPherson went the distance on the mound after surviving a shaky start. The Cards are scheduled to play Salinas tomorrow and that is why McPherson went all the way today. Watsonville came right back with three runs in the first as McPherson seemed to be a little tense. In the second inning he gave up two hits and then struck out the side. At one point Fred struck out eight successive batters and had a total of 12 for the game. The Cards scored one in the second inning, seven in the third, one in the fifth and five in the sixth. Watsonville’s last three runs came in the last inning. Top hitters were Bettencourt, who continued his solid hitting going three for three including a triple, two runs batted in and five runs scored. Ron Zaballos went three for five and one RBI. Others with RBI’s: DeLuca 3, Miyoka and Victoria one each. Lineup: Bettencourt 2B, 3-3; Miyoka CF, 3-0; DeLuca LF, 3-1; Victoria RF, 4-1; Negro 1B, 4-1; Johnson C, 4-1; Zaballos SS, 5-3; McCommon PR, Young 3B, 4-0 and McPherson P, 2-0.
Locals Lead Both Games, Can’t Hold On. Washington High of Centerville (now the city of Fremont in the East Bay) took both ends of a double header 6-3 and 12-5. The Cards played two of their sloppiest fielding games of the year. SC took a 3-0 lead in the first inning and that was their scoring for the game. Ken Negro went the route, allowing seven hits, walked six and struck out three. In the second game, Reynold Christensen started and went four innings striking out five. Curt Sandman pitched the fifth and Ron Worrell the six inning. Bruce Bettencourt paced the nine hit Card attack going three for four. Roy Miyoka collected two hits and Norm Costa tripled.
Chris Allows Only Two Hits: SC Fall 3-0 to Salinas. Reynolds “Chris” Christensen went the distance for the Cards in a heart breaking loss. In his first league start and in a pivotal league game, Chris seemed a little nervous as the game began. He gave up two hits, walked one and another was safe on a error in the first inning, when the Cowboys scored their first two tallies. There after he pitched five inning of hitless ball. An unearned run scored in the fifth, before Chris struck out two of the most powerful hitters in the league to get out of the inning. Salinas’ ace pitcher lefty Vernon Kemp has a shut out string of 16 innings in CCAL play. He also allowed only two hits today. He pitched nine innings to a 0-0 tie with Monterey Friday and came back today to throw 109 pitches and strike out 11. The game lasted only two hours and five minutes. (One of the fastest games recorded that we have seen. There have been some 2:15 games) SC hit only four balls out of the infield, including Ron Miyoka’s single. The only other Card hit was a swinging bunt down the third base line by Ron Zaballos.
Campbell Beats Cards 7-3; 9 SC Errors led to fourth straight losses. Bruce Bettencourt and Ron Zaballos once again paced the Card hitters with two for four each with Zaballos tripling.
Tony Victoria hit a double for the Cards only RBI as he drove in Bettencourt in the third inning. A six run rally in the bottom of the fourth enabled the Bucs to overcame a 3-0 Card lead. Two hits, two walks and five Card errors did the damage to the Cards. Losing pitcher Fred McPherson gave up only one earned run as he pitched a complete game.
Errors Costly In Second Loss as Cards lose to Monterey 5-6. Infield errors allow the winning run to score in the bottom of the seventh. Reynold Christensen started and went 4 1/3 innings, striking out four and allowing three earned runs. He was relieved by Fred McPherson who gave up no earned runs. Monterey scored one run in the first inning and two in the second, but the Cards scored four in the top of the third to go ahead 4-3. Monterey came back to tie 4-4. The Cards scored their last run in the fourth to go ahead 5-4. In the fifth Monterey scored again to tie 5-5. The Cards came to life and showed signs that they wanted to play ball. It was their best performance since the recent rains, but the hustle was still not good enough. John Kirby, who seemed to be the instigator in the rise of the Cardinal spirit, pulled off a double steal to help the Cards get back into the game. Ken Johnson made a good call on a pitch out to stop a Toreador squeeze play. RBI’s: Kirby, Victoria and Zaballos. Lineup: Bettencourt 2B, 3-0; Miyoka CF, 4-0; Kirby 1B, 3-1; Victoria RF, 3-1; Zaballos SS, 2-1; McCommon PR; Young SS, 1-0; Negro 3B, 3-1; Johnson C, 3-1; DeLuca LF, 3-1; McLaughlin LF, 1-0; Christensen P, 1-1 and McPherson P, 1-0.
Hard Hitting Cards Fall Again 10-7 to the San Jose State Freshman team. Six hits and five errors put the frosh up 8-0 at the end of the second, but they only scored two more runs in the game. The Cards won the last five innings. The Cards had eight hits and the coach commented that “it was the best offensively the Cards have looked this year. Some outs were well hit line drives.” Freshman Bob Lockwood up from the JV pulled a triple down the third base line and did well around the bag at first. He will probably stay their, the rest of the season. Ken Negro and Roy Miyoka paced the hitters with two blows apiece.
Cards Spoil Kemp’s Shutout String, But Lose 3rd Loop Game to Salinas 2-10. The Cards broke Kemp’s string of 27 consecutive shutout innings in CCAL play, but it took errors by his teammates to do it. The game saw only one more hit than errors and there were 14 base raps. As usual, the Cards made the majority of the miscues, nine to be exact. McPherson started on the mound and gave up four earned runs. Christensen relieved and gave up no earned runs. Lockwood played well at first and got a hit. Lineup: Bettencourt 2B, 2-1; Young 2B, 2-0; Miyoka CF, 2-0; McLaughlin CF, 1-0; Kirby SS, 3-0; Victoria RF, 2-0; Zaballos 3B, 2-0; Negro 3B, 1-1; Costa C 2-0; Johnson C, 1-0; DeLuca LF 3-0; Lockwood 1B, 3-1; McPherson P, 0-0; Pappas PH, 0-0 and Christensen P, 2-1.
McPherson Allows Only three Hits in a 3-2 win over San Jose State Frosh. There is joy in Mudville today as the Cards stopped a seven game losing streak. Nary a time did the stocky McPherson’s effectiveness wear thin. Fred handcuffed the Frosh to a paltry three hits, no earned runs, two walks and six strike outs. Comment from the coach, “Fred looked like he did last year. The whole team played well. This is the best they have played all year.” for this game the lineup saw new faces and a new order: Lockwood 1B, 3-0; McPherson P, 3-1; Kirby SS, 3-0; Negro 3B, 1-0; Victoria RF, 2-0; Johnson C, 2-0; DeLuca LF, 2-0; McLaughlin CF, 1-0; Zaballos PH, 1-0; Young 2B, 1-0; Bettencourt 2B, 1-0 and Miyoka CF, 1-1.
Card Nine Stops League Losing Streak. Locals Get 2nd Loop Triumph. Christensen Goes The Route, Loses Shutout in 5th Frame. In the 9-2 win over Watsonville, Reynold Christensen limited the Cats to four hits, no earned runs, struck out six and walked two. Chris went the distance the second time this year and matched his excellent game he pitched against Salinas. Comment from the coach, “With continued games like this, Chris is a threat to win every game.” the Card defense was improved as it made only three errors to Watsonville’s four.
RBI’s: Two each for Kirby, Victoria, Johnson and Christensen, plus Negro with one. Lineup: Bettencourt 2B, 4-1; Miyoka LF, 3-0; Kirby SS, 3-1; Negro 3B, 1-0; Victoria RF, 4-1; Johnson C, 3-1; Christensen P, 3-1; DeLuca CF, 3-0 and Lockwood 1B, 1-0.
Locals Grab Two Games From Washington to avenge the two losses to the Huskies earlier in the season. Fred McPherson went the distance in the opener giving up seven hits, walking two and striking out seven for a 4-3 win. Lineup: Lockwood 1B, 2-0; Christensen PH 1-1; Young 1B, 0-0; McPherson P, 2-1; Kirby SS, 4-2; Negro 3B, 4-0; Victoria RF, 3-1; Bettencourt 2B, 3-0; Miyoka CF, 3-1; Costa C, 2-1; McCommon SS, 0-0; Johnson C, 0-0; and Pappas LF, 3-1.
Second game against Washington was also a Card win 12-2. Ken Negro went the distance giving up two hits, striking out four and walking six, while hitting a double, driving in three runs, going two for two and scoring three runs. A pretty fair days work. Others with RBI’s were Bettencourt and Pappas with two and Johnson and Gerig with one. Lineup: Lockwood 1B, 4-1; McCommon CF, 3-1; Victoria RF, 1-1; Negro P, 2-2; Johnson C, 1-0; Bettencourt 2B, 1-0; Gerig 2B, 1-0; Pappas LF, 4-0; Young 3B, 3-0 and Bruce McPherson 2B, 2-0.
Freshmen Bruce McPherson and Don Gerig were called up from JV’s to get some varsity experience. Two other freshmen already with the varsity are Bob Lockwood and Al McCommon. Sophomore Dave Young is vying for a starting infield position.
Kirby Hits 2 Run Homer, McPherson Hurls 2 Hitter in 6-0 win over Monterey. Cards 2 Games Behind Salinas. Fred McPherson has found himself and is throwing like he did last year. It gives the team a big lift. Fred fanned eight, did not walk a man and at one point retired 18 men in a row. His curve was bending and he took more time between pitches. Fred got the best support possible from his teammates. They did not commit an error for the first time this year. Bob Lockwood, Kirby, Ken Negro and Bruce Bettencourt all turned in fine fielding plays of difficult chances, although they were not spectacular. John Kirby made history for the Cardinals as he hit the first Cardinal home run over the “spacious” 300 foot from home and 12 feet high fence. The poke went into the scenic swamp that surrounds the ball park during rainy season. The homer scored Bruce Bettencourt, who had singled moments before. Bettencourt is currently leading the league in batting average with a .444 average. Lineup: Bettencourt 2B, 4-3; Kirby SS, 4-2; Christensen LF, 4-1; Negro CF, 4-0; Victoria RF. 3-1; Zaballos 3B, 2-1; Johnson C, 3-1; McPherson P, 3-0 and Lockwood 1B, 3-1.
New Pennant Hopes. Cards Win Fifth Straight, Wildcats Defeat Salinas. With the Salinas defeat, the Cards are now within two games of the Cowboys. The Cards defeated San Benito Junior College 10-1. The Cards pitchers gave up no earned runs. Fred McPherson started and went three innings, striking out four and giving up three hits. Reynold Christensen pitched the next three innings striking out three, giving up two hits and walking one. He also hit a triple and went two for three at the plate, scored two runs and drove in three runs. Curt Sandman pitched the last inning and struck out one and gave up two hits. Others with RBI’s were Miyoka and Lockwood with two each and Dave Young and Pete Pappas one each.
The Cards stretched their current winning streak to seven games last night defeated Serra of San Mateo 4-2 at Harvey West with approximately 200 chilled fans looking on. In a fine tune up for the crucial Salinas game coming up. Salinas has a two game lead over the Cards and a win would narrow the lead to one game and the Cowboys still have to play up and coming Monterey twice. Ken Negro started and effectively went three innings. A nice play by Lockwood and Kirby ended up in a double play. Lockwood fielded a bunt down the first base line and tagged out the hitter. A runner who was on first went for third, but Kirby who had started toward second for a force, had to reverse his path and try to beat the runner to third. Bob, who later was a quarterback, hit big John in stride for the out at third. McPherson pitched the next two innings and Christensen the last two to keep them ready for Salinas. Lockwood went two for four to play well offensively and defensively. The two other Card hits were by Ron Zaballos, who also drove in a run as did Ken Negro. Christensen drove in a run with a sacrifice fly.
Cowboys Tip Cards In 8 Frames 3-2. A squeeze bunt in the last half of the eighth inning after the Cowboys had scored the tying run on a wild pitch moments earlier was the death blow to the Cards CCAL pennant hopes. Two miscues helped set up the scores. The loss also stopped the Cards seven game win streak. Fred McPherson struck out 9, walked 2, gave up five hits and only one earned run against the hardest hitting team in the league. Four Card errors did not help his cause. Ken Negro made two fine throws to home. One was a one hopper to catcher Ken Johnson, who blocked the plate and tagged out the runner. The exact same play was a close and disputed play, but the runner was declared safe to tie the score. SC broke a 1-1 tie at the top of the eighth on Bob Lockwood’s single and Reynold Christensen’s ground rule double. Lockwood, who had a two for four day scored the Cards first run in the third inning, when his single got away from an outfielder trying to make a shoe string catch as Bob circled the bases for a 1-0 lead. Christensen had three hits, a double and a RBI to show he was a hitter as well as a pitcher. Chris came through in three pinch hitting roles and has played the outfield when not pitching in the last ten games. Lineup: Bettencourt 2B, 4-1; Lockwood 1B, 4-2; Kirby SS, 4-0; Christensen LF, 4-3; Zaballos 3B, 4-1; Victoria RF, 3-0; Negro CF, 3-0; Johnson C, 3-1 and McPherson P, 3-0.
Fred McPherson allowed Monterey only three hits to win 1-0. Fred fanned 11 and walked one to shut out the Dores for the second consecutive time. His fast ball was moving and his curve ball was breaking sharply. The win evened Fred’s league won loss record to 3-3. The lone run came in the third, when Tony Victoria walked, McPherson bunted him to second and was safe at first. Bruce Bettencourt grounded out and the runners advanced. With Bob Lockwood at he plate with two strikes the pitcher went for the strike out, but threw a curve ball in the dirt for a wild pitch and Victoria scored from third. John Kirby made a great backhanded stop of a ball in the hole that looked like a hit all the way, but by keeping the ball in the infield saved a run and the game. Ken Negro crashed into the outfield fence to catch a line drive. Ken Johnson made a terrific attempt to catch a foul pop up in the seventh and crashed into the first base dugout. The players were in a full out mode for this crucial game. There were only two errors, one for each team. Monterey’s Enea got a hit to take over the batting lead with a .417 average to widen his league lead ahead of Christensen at .368 and Bettencourt at .360. At this time SC and Monterey are tied for second with 4-4 records. Salinas is 6-1. Victoria and McPherson had the only two hits for the Cards. Lineup: Bettencourt 2B, Lockwood 1B, Kirby SS, Christensen LF, Zaballos 3B, Negro CF, Johnson C, Victoria RF and McPherson P.
Christensen Loses 3 Hit Performance on an unearned run in the bottom of the third inning for a 1-0 loss to Watsonville, who just last week upset league leading Salinas. It was another heart breaking loss for “Chris” as both his losses in league were by unearned runs. Only one other batter reached third base. He gave up three hits and only walked one. John Kirby was not available and a player who had never played infield before was inserted at shortstop and made two errors which allowed the run to score. This mistake can be chalked up to the coach not the player. Two base running mistakes with the runners in scoring position also hurt the Cards. The Cards only were able to get the ball out of the infield four times and had only two were hits by Bettencourt and Johnson. Ron Zaballos played a good defensive game at third base with one eye practically closed after a bad hop caught him in the face during infield practice.
At the beginning of the season the sports “experts” predicated “on paper” SCHS had the best team in the league. But things did not go according to plan and unusually rain cut back drastically on practice and games played. The rain lasted through pre season and the first third of the league season. This loss of time on the field hurt the development of the team. They were able to come on at the end of the season.
Pitcher senior Reynold Christensen, who was a top hitter in the league played outfield when not pitching. Chris threw everything, but his hat and glove at opposing batters. But when he was pitching the Cards could not seem to score. Reynold and his cohort as top pitchers on the team, junior Fred McPherson had good earned run a averages and finished strong after a shaky start due in part by the rain. A major league scout had this to say about Fred, prefect physical size as well as mental ability, baseball instinct and good poise. John Kirby played three different positions during the season, filling in where needed. John started at his normal first base spot, went to third and ended up at short stop. Mid way through the season, freshman Bob Lockwood came up from JV to play first base an in his first game against the San Jose State Frosh drilled a triple to left field to solidify his place on the team right away. New comer senior Ron Zaballos moved around defensively and hit a solid .300 in league. Senior Norm Costa and junior Ken Johnson were consistent and steady behind the plate. The scout mentioned above in the Trident, said he liked the nice cuts Ken Negro and Pete Pappas were taking and with more work could be prospects. Against the dominate pitcher in the league, Salinas’ Vern Kemp the Cards lost all three games, getting two runs in 22 innings played against him. In the last game, Fred McPherson pitched a nifty game and lost 2-3 in eight innings.
Salinas and Monterey tied for the championship followed by the Cards. The Cards won their series against Monterey two to one. Monterey beat Salinas in the last game of the season and then beat them again in a make up game for a tie game they had earlier in the season to catch the Cowboys. With one more win the Cards could have tied for the title.
Card Nine’s Poor Showing Attributed to 65 Errors. Errors, errors and more errors, which averaged out to slightly over three per game. That is why the Cards had a somewhat disappointing season. The pitching statistics back this up, too. Of 86 runs surrendered by the hurlers, only 47 were earned. The hurlers had a fine 2.28 ERA mark. Most victimized by errors was Reynold Christensen, who gave up 15 unearned tallies. Fred McPherson had his teammates let in another dozen runs via errors. Ken Negro was charged with seven unearned tallies. Bruce Bettencourt was the only player to play in every game and led in most categories starting with hitting a .328 average. Christensen was the only other player to hit over 300 with a .306 average. The following are categories Bettencourt led in followed by the next closes players. Games played: Bruce 21, Johnson, Victoria and Negro 19. At bats: Bruce 67, Negro 52, Zaballos 49, Victoria 48 and Kirby 44. Runs scored: Bruce 16, Victoria 15. Negro 10, Miyoka and Kirby 8. Hits: Bruce 22, Zaballos 13, Christensen, Miyoka and Victoria 11. There were only 5 doubles, 6 triples and one home run hit by the Cards. Other players led in the following stolen bases: Miyoka 5, Bettencourt, Zaballos and Negro 3. The rest are listed below.
Sentinel Hitting Statistics by name, games played, at bats, RBI’s and averages.
G AB R RBI AV
Bettencourt 21 47 16 9 328
Christensen 16 36 4 10 306
Miyoka 14 38 8 8 289
Zaballos 17 49 5 8 265
Johnson 19 37 9 5 243
Victoria 19 48 15 8 229
McPherson 16 27 7 0 222
Kirby 15 44 8 9 205
Lockwood 13 35 6 2 200
Pappas 8 16 1 4 188
Costa 11 17 0 0 176
Negro 19 52 10 8 173
DeLuca 15 40 6 5 150
McCommon 9 10 4 1 100
Young 12 23 5 0 000
McLaughlin 6 4 0 0 000
B McPherson 1 2 0 0 000
Gerig 1 1 0 1 000
Scotter 2 8 3 0 500
Totals 21 554 103 78 226
Pitching Records by name, games pitched, innings pitched, won-lost, strike outs, base on balls, hit by pitch, runs, hits, earned runs, complete games and earned runs.
Name G IP W-L SO BB HB R H ER CG ERA
Negro 3 16 1-1 8 16 0 10 9 3 2 1.32
Chrisensen 12 54 3-5 51 24 3 32 39 17 4 2.22
McPherson 16 71 7-4 86 25 4 36 57 24 7 2.37
Baptista 1 1 0-0 1 0 0 5 3 0 0 0.00
Sandman 2 2 0-0 1 1 0 2 3 2 0 7.00
Worrell 1 1 0-0 1 0 0 1 2 1 0 7.00
Totals 21 145 11-10 148 66 7 89 123 47 13 2.28
Sophomores Baptista, Sandman and Worrell pitched for the JV’s,
Sentinel. June 5. Bettencourt, Christensen Are Placed On ‘58 Team. Bruce Unanimous. Of the twelve man ALL CCAL team only four are seniors. Junior Bruce Bettencourt was one of only three players who were unanimous choices. Bruce was the 1958 league batting champion with a .357 average in league play and was selected as the top second baseman in the league. Reynold Christensen finished the year hitting .318, but at one time led the league in hitting. Reynold was the only senior pitcher in the entire circuit and did a lot of pitching during the year. He had the second best ERA in the loop, a 1.28 mark. Reynold played the outfield, when he didn’t pitch. (Reynold on the JV team was a pitcher by trade and didn’t play the field. This year he convinced the coach he was not clowning when he said he could hit and hit he did.)
JV BASEBALL Palma 2-12, St Francis of Watsonville 9-1. League: Monterey 9-1, 3-0; Salinas 3-6, 4-3; Watsonville 5-3. Scores incomplete. Going into the last game of league the Cardinals are leading the league with a 5-3 record, which guarantees them at least a co-championship.
Probable starting line up for the first game: Catchers, John Parodi or Don Gerig; 1B Bob Lockwood or Ron Souza, 2B, Bruce McPherson and Bill Helm. SS, Jim Hunt and Leonard Slettin. 3B, Don McDuffee and John Filice also a catcher; outfield, Ron Neumann, John Costanzo, Jim Kowal and Dennis Cody. Pitchers are Mike Tara, Ron Worrall and Jerry Baptista all sophomores. Other players: Wilson, Mac Morelli, Dan McLaughlin, Gary Wright, Mike Dominguez, Dan Fife and Rich Criswell.
Fireballer Ron Worrell threw a one hitter against Monterey as his teammates broke loose in the final two frames for six runs and a 9-1 win. The Cards are leading the league with a 5-3 record.
A nine hit rally brought home a 5-3 win over Watsonville. Big guns for the Redbirds were Bruce McPherson with three hits and Ron Neumann with two doubles and a single. Jerry Baptista and Ron Worrell combined pitching talents to limit the losers to seven hits.
Card Jayvees Tip Watsonville 6-3 on the five hit pitching of Curt Sandman. SC scored four runs in the third inning, two in the fifth and were never were behind in the game. The Cards scored the four runs on a series of two errors, a walk, a hit batsman, a double and a single. Their other two tallies came via three walks, a sacrifice and a fielders choice.
During a 3-0 win over Monterey, a funny thing took place. A ball rolled on the field and the umpire called time to retrieve the ball. An alert manager for the team yelled back, giving the time, “Four minutes past six, sir,” not knowing what had occurred.
Jerry Baptista chucked a neat 4-3 win over Salinas.
TRACK CCAL Varsity meet scoring: Salinas 104, King City 48, Carmel 36, Monterey 31, Watsonville 16, SC 8, Hollister 4, Live Oak 1, PG, Gonzales and Gilroy 0.
Lightweight meet scoring: Salinas 83, Watsonville 72, Hollister 45, Monterey 18, Gonzales 12, King City 5, Gilroy 3, SC 2, Carmel 1, Live Oak 0.
Team members by Class and experience.
Experienced seniors: Richard Carter, Ray Johnson, Enos Souza, Bob Vajretti, Tony DeLuca, Bill Cavanaugh, Fred Greaber.
Experienced juniors: Larry McWilliams, Mike Valine, Warren King, Spero Benias, Bob Turnage, Ron Angell, Cliff Buckner.
Experienced sophomores: Tim Mealiffe, Ray Meehan, Larry Duke.
Senior newcomers: Rich Christmore, Ray Johnson, Fabby Degli-Esposti, Ken Brenagen, Bill Murphy, John Knapp,
Junior newcomers: Norm Fry, John Burke, Dennis Cody, Bob Netoff, Dick Yokota,
Sophomore newcomers: John Cline, Rich Sowers, Joe Ritchey, Bernard Harold, Jack King.
Freshmen newcomers: John Arnold, Dick Gustavson, Don Sletten, Claude Schmidt, John Van Ness, Steve Powers, Steve Babbitt, Rie Anderson, Gale Yount, James Harris,
May 8. Ten Cards Enter CCAL Spike fest. Terry Chizmar and Lon Bell led varsity finalists by taking a first in their heats. Chizmar ran the 880 in 2:06.8, while Bell ripped of a time of :53.7 in the 440. Four others qualified for the finals in Salinas were versatile Dick Scotter in the pole vault; sophomore, Mike Valine in 100 yard dash; Richie Novak in low hurdles and Charlie Wise in mile. For the lightweights: freshman Tim Meehan in 660; Bobby Alemany in 1320; Robert Turnage in pole vault and Larry McWillians in the high jump.
May 11. The great Salinas track machine won its tenth straight CCAL championship. Salinas varsity and lightweights were crowned champions by over whelming margins. (Salinas was second at the NCS meet.) Scoring: Salinas 104, King City 48, Carmel 36, Monterey 31, Watsonville 16, SC 8, Hollister 4, Live Oak 1, PG, Gonzales and Gilroy 0.
At the CCAL meet high flying pole vaulter, Dick Scotter took second place at 11‘6“. He barely missed at 12-0. In the 880 Terry Chizmar took a fourth after leading throughout the first lap. The winner broke the league record at 1:58.5. Lon Bell, the lone SC senior to be a consistent place getter throughout the season garnered a fifth in the 440.
Lightweights: Scoring: Salinas 83, Watsonville 72, Hollister 45, Monterey 18, Gonzales 12, King City 5, Gilroy 3, SC 2, Carmel 1, Live Oak 0. Only the first five places are scored. Bob Turnage, while suffering a spike wound in his first vault, gathered all the Cardlets points by tying for third in the pole vault at 10’6”. Bob Alemany finished seventh in the 1320 after starting in fourth place. High jumper Larry McWilliams had to work and was not present. Ray Meehan ran the 660 in 1:33, a fair time, but not good enough to score.
May 17. Cardinal Cindermen Third In CCAL Consolation Meet. Scoring: Monterey 64, King City 42, SC 28, Carmel 24, Hollister 23, Salinas 23 and Live Oak 12. Dick Scotter won two events, the 180 low hurdles in 21.8 and pole vault at 12-0 and took second in the broad jump. Dennis Cody was second in the shot put. Tim Mealiffe third in mile. SC was fifth in the relay. Fred Greaber a high jumper went to the King City Invitational.
Lightweights: Scoring: Watsonville 92, Monterey 54, King City 33, Hollister 33, Salinas 27, SC 9, Carmel 2, Live Oak 1. And three Cardlets went to the King City Invitational, which hurt the SC scoring. Enos Souza got praise from his coaches for his fast time in the 660, which was good for third place and tied for third in the 120 low hurdles. James Van Ness took third in the pole vault and John Babbitt fifth place. Dick Yokota placed fifth in the 1320.
May 4. Salinas Captures Both Division In Big Four Meet. Alemany And Scotter Take SCHS Firsts. Score: Salinas 117, Monterey 65, Watsonville 30 and SC 24. As everyone expected, Salinas won the Twenty-seventh annual Big Four meet and SC finished last. SC more than doubled their point output from last year, thanks to Dick Scotter and Charlie Wise. Cardinal junior, Dick Scotter, pole vault 11-11 to take the only varsity first. This is a new season high. In the varsity meet, SC climbed into third place after the sixth event the pole vault. But that was as high as they got, dropping back to last after the 440. Charlie Wise finished second in the mile and took third in the pole vault. Terry Chizmar, was second in the 880. Terry gave the winner a good run even though the time was one-tenth of a second off the meet record. It is also the best time in the North Coast Section and second in Northern California. After the meet, coaches Merlin Bradshaw and Walt Wattenburger were any thing but discouraged. In regards to Scotter, Bradshaw said, “We hope he can bounce off a 12-6 at the CCAL meet. Trials are Wednesday. When Scotter was making his third attempt at 11-11, he hit the bar fairly hard, but it stayed up.
Lightweights: Score: Salinas 126, Watsonville 74, Monterey 29 and SC 16. The Cardlets scored six more points than they did in 1957. The biggest surprise of the day was the fine race turned in by little Bob Alemany for the Cardlets. Alemany in the last half of a lap in the 1320, a three lap race, was in sixth place. But he put on a terrific “Kick” to win the event.
Bradshaw praised Alemany for his 1320 race. He said Alemany has been working on his pace for about two weeks. “He ran his race and did an exceptionally fine job. He’s coming around fast.”
May 7. Lightweights Pace Cards In CCAL Track Trials. Seven SC thinclads qualified for the annual CCAL meet in Salinas. SC was hard hit by the flu, which knocked lightweight Larry Duke out of the meet and he was the Cardlets biggest hope of a title in the 150 dash and broad jump. Cardlet Warren King qualified in three events. He took second in a 70 high hurdles heat, fifth in the shot put at 49 feet and cleared the high jump elimination cut down point at 5-2. SC’s lightweight team qualified for seven events and the varsity only three. Biggest surprise for the coaches was the performance of Dennis Cody, who has been out of action for a while, heaved the shot 47 feet just good enough to get sixth place, which is the cut off point for the finals. As expected, Dick Scotter made the cut off for the pole vault at 10-6 and so did high jumper Fred Graeber, who cleared the 5-7 cut off point. Lightweight pole vaulter, Claude Schmidt cleared 9-6 to qualify. In another mild surprise was Ennis Souza grabbed a third in his 660 heat
March 15. Monterey Dominates Competition. In a Triangular meet at Memorial Field: Monterey 93, SC 22, Gonzales 13. This was the first league meet for SC, who is in a rebuilding stage. Co-coach Al Wright wishes more athletes would came out for track. He is not disappointed with his team, but if more students would participate SC could build a strong team. Monterey took all the first places in the varsity meet, though Tony DeLuca tied for first in the pole vault at 11-3. Second place: Greaber, high jump. Third place: McWilliams, 120 high hurdles. Valine, 100 and also third in 220. Carter, 120 low hurdles. Cody, shot put. Joe Ritchey, broad jump. Angell, pole vault. Fourth place: Mealiffe, mile. Buckner, discus.
Lightweight: Monterey 74, SC 30, Gonzales 23. Ray Meehan won the 660 in 1:32.9 and Bob Turnage won the pole vault at 11 feet and took second in the discus. Second place: Duke, 330. King, high jump and fourth in shot put. Schmidt and Van Ness tied in pole vault.
Third place: Yokota, 1320. Arnold, 150 dash. Williams, high jump. Power tied in pole vault.
Fourth place: Swan, 70 high hurdles. Arnold, 75 dash. Smith, 330. Bowen, 120 low hurdles.
March 22. SC Too Strong In Field Evens For Opposition. SC’s varsity and Lightweight track squad celebrated an infrequent victory against CCAL “B” league schools. Varsity score SC 68, PG 37, Live Oak 28. SC won four of the five field events to out score PG 38-8 in the field events, while Live Oak could come up with only three points. Dick Scotter took first in the broad jump in 19-5 and the pole vault at 10-6 and took third in the 100 in his first meet since the end of basketball season. Dick Carter filled in for some of the absent members of the track squad and received praise from hi coaches by bringing in two firsts in the 120 high hurdles in 19.2 and the high jump at 5-4 and a second in the 180 low hurdles. Tim Mealiffe won the mile in 5:10.5. Dennis Cody won the shot put at 44 feet. Freshman Jim Harris improved his distance in the shot put with a heave of 38 feet. Second place: Ritchey, 120 high hurdles and fourth in broad jump. Benias, 880. Valine 440. 880 relay team. Buckner, discus and high jump. Vajretti, shot put and fourth in discus. Angell, pole vault and fourth in discus. Third place: Harris, shot put.
Lightweights: SC 77, PG 45, Live Oak 19. Larry Duke, Enos Souza and Bob Turnage each won two events. Souza won the 660 in 1:33.9 and 120 low hurdles in 15.2. Turnage won the discus with a throw of 114 feet and the pole vault at 10-6. Duke won the 330 in 39.6 and the broad jump at 18-8. Other first place finishers: Bob Alemany, 1320 in 3:39 is just out from basketball. Warren King, shot put at 45-7 and second in the high jump. Claude Schmidt tied with Turnage in the pole vault at 10-6. Second place: Swan, 70 high hurdles and fourth in 120 low hurdles. Meehan, 660. Arnold, 150 dash and fourth in 75 dash. Yokota, 1320. 440 relay team. Third place: Yount, 70 high hurdles. Harold, 1320. Van Ness, shot put and fourth in pole vault.. Powers, discus. Fourth place: Crowe, 70 high hurdles and broad jump. Frye, 330. Anderson, high jump.
April 5. At the King City invitational, eight meet records fell before the talented athletes from 22 high schools. King City won the varsity meet and SC came up with only three-fours of a point. SC’s places were a tie for fourth in the pole vault for senior Dick Scotter and a five way tie in the pole vault for Warren King.
April 9. Salinas Track Team Defeats Santa Cruzans. Varsity score: Salinas 87, SC 22. Tim Mealiffe won the mile in 5:11.5. Dennis Cody won the shot put at 44-7. Second place: McWilliams, 120 high hurdles. Scotter, pole vault. Third place: Carter, 880. Valine, 440. Netoff, 120 low hurdles. Greager, 220. Vajretti, shot put. Buckner, discus.
Lightweights: Salinas 62, SC 47. The Cardlets were involved in a very close battle with the Cowbabes. Had SC been able to muster up a little more speed in the running events, the Redbirds might have been able to upset Salinas. Salinas won very close races in the high hurdles, 660 and 440. A sweep in the 1320, led by Bob Alemany in 3:33.4 and followed by Harold and Yokota was big for SC. Other first place winners were Phillip Duke, broad jump at 18-5 and second in 330. Warren King, high jump at 5-2 and second in 70 high hurdles and shot put. Claude Schmidt, pole vault in a four way tie, including Bob Turnage, pole vault at (no high mentioned) and discus at 115-8. Second place: Meehan, 660. Arnold, 75 dash. 440 relay. Third place: Fry, 330.
April 12. Mike Valine Paces Redbirds with 220 And 440 Yard Wins. Cardlets In Close Win. SC won their second track victory of the season with a 65-48 varsity victory over Gilroy. Mike Valine paced the Cards, who were minus five regulars. The junior won the 220 in 23.3 and the 44 in 57.5 and took third in the broad jump. Ron Angell took three seconds, 180 high hurdles, discus and pole vault. Sperio Benias won the mile in 5:15.2, tied for first in the broad jump at 18-6 and was second in broad jump. Cliff Buckner’a 119-8 discus throw was good for first. Art Greaber won the 100 in 10.7 and was second in the 220 and third in high jump. Dennis Cody won shot put in 45-3. Second place: Smith, 880. Vajretti, shot put. Crow broad jump. McWilliams, high jump and third in 120 high hurdles. Third place: Tara, 880. Sanders, mile.
Lightweights: Cardlets come from behind to over take the Ponies with a clean sweep in the 1320 by winner Bob Alemany in 3:32.9, then followed by Yokota and Harold. The relay team winning the last event put them over the top for the win. (no team score given) Phil Duke took three firsts in leading the team to victory. He won the 330 in 40 second flat, the 150 in 16 flat and the broad jump at 19-8. Claude Schmidt won the pole vault at 10-6. Second place: King, 70 high hurdles, shot put and high jump. Meehan, 660. Wood 75 dash. Souza, 120 low hurdles and third in 660. Van Ness, pole vault. Third place: Arnold, 75 dash. Swan, 120 low hurdles and discus. Dillworth, broad jump.
April 19. Dick Scotter Set School Vaulting Record At 12-4. SC’s track squads had little trouble in posting a clean sweep with Live Oak and Gonzales at Memorial Field. Varsity: SC 71, Gonzales 37, Live Oak 3. Dick Scotter paced the varsity’s point scoring with firsts in the pole vault, 12-4, broad jump in 19-7 and 120 low hurdles in 14.1. Scotter’s vault of 12-4 broke the school record he set last year. Some outstanding performances in the varsity were by Fred Greaber with a 5-9 1/2 in the high jump and 220 in 24.2 and fourth in 100.. Cliff Buckner’s 124-4 ¾ in the discus. SC had ten first places. Cody, shot put at 45-10. McWilliams, 120 high hurdles in 17.5 and second in high jump. Valilne, 100 in 10.8. Berti, mile in 5:06.3. The 880 relay team of Scotter, Netoff, Greaber and Valine won (no time given) Second place: Benias, mile. Angell, pole vault. Third place: Angell, pole vault. Vajretti, shot put. Crowe, broad jump. Carter, 880. Netoff, 120 low hurdles and 220. Fourth place: Sanders, high jump. Harris shot put. Tara, 880. Smith, 440. Mealiffe, mile.
Lightweights: SC 81, Gonzales 40, Live Oak 14. The Cardlets has ten first places, just as the varsity did. Warren Kings won three events, a 5-8 high jump that is thought to be a school record, but it will be checked, and King also won the 70 high hurdles in 10 flat and the shot put at 43-5. Larry Duke won two events, the 75 dash in 8.5 and the 151 in 16.6 and was third in the broad jump. Bob Turnage also won two events, the discus at 111-4 and the pole vault in a tie with Claude Schmidt in 10-6. Ray Meehan won the 660 in 1:33.8 and was fourth in the broad jump. Bob Alemany won the 1320 in 3:31.5, followed by Yokota and Harold to give SC the first three places. The 440 relay team of Arnold, Souza, Duke and King won in 49.3. Second place: Souza, 330. Hunt and Van Ness tied for second in the pole vault. Van Ness was third in shot put. Hunt was fourth in high jump. Third place: Arnold, 75 dash, 150 and high jump. Swan, 120 low hurdles. Powers, discus. Fourth place: Wood, 120 low hurdles. Meehan, broad jump.
April 26. Watsonville Cindermen Defeat Improved Santa Cruz 64-48. Work horse Dick Scotter took three firsts in the chilly weather. He broad jumped 20-9, just short of the school record and won the 180 low hurdles in 21.8 and the pole vault at 11 feet. Mike Valine took the only other Card first in the 220 in 23.5 and was second in the 100.. Fred Graeber took second in three events, the 100, 220 and the high jump. Spero Benis, second in 880. Tim Mealiffe, second in mile. Harris took second in the shot put. Buckner second in the discus and third in the shot put. Larry McWilliams place third in 120 high hurdles. John Knapp, a hard worker, place in his first meet with a third place in the discus. Tom Sanders tied for second place in the high jump with McWilliams and Greaber.
Lightweights: Watsonville 87, SC 26. Bob Alemany won the 1320 with a burst of speed in the last 50 yards to pull out the top time of 3:31. Warren King placed in three events. His 5-6 high jump was the only other Cardlet first place and he was third in the 70 high hurdles and shot put. Larry Duke also placed in three events: second in the 75 and 150 dashes and third in the broad jump. Meehan was second in the 660. Souza was third in the 330. Claude Schmidt, a freshman, tied for second in the pole vault with a 10-6 jump and was second in the high jump. Co-coach Al Wright said Schmidt just keeps improving. When asked about the meet, he said, “it was about what we expected.”
In a three way meet with Live Oak and SLV both varsity and lightweights won. The varsity scored 79 points and the lightweights took 10 of the 13 first places. Dick Scotter and Ron Angell each took first in three events. Scotter cleared 11’5” in the pole vault, ran the low hurdles in :15.1 and broad jumped 18’6”. Sprinter Mike Valine won the 100 in 11 seconds, the 220 in 24.4 seconds. Long legged Mike Lybrand skimmed the 120 high hurdles in :19.5 for first place. Freshman Tim Mealiffe won the mile in 5 minutes and 15.8 seconds.
Lightweights: Ron Angell won three events. Ron hurdled the discus 97’8”, pole vaulted 9’6” and ran the 120 low hurdles in 16.1 seconds. Warren King won the high jump at 5’6”, broad jump going 18’10” and was third in the 75 yard dash. Other firsts were Larry McWilliams in 70 yard high hurdles and Enos Souza in 660.
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Three school track records were broken this year. Varsity pole vaulter, Dick Scotter did 11’ 11” and lightweight Bob Turnage a sophomore, cleared the pole vaulted bar with a 10’10” jump to break the records. Cardlet high jumper Warren King tied the record of 5‘7 1/4“.
The following is a record of the top men on the SCHS track team and their best times and distances. Varsity: 100- Mike Valine 10.5; 220- Mike Valine 23.3 and a school record. 440- Lon Bell 52.7; 880- Terry Chizmar 2:04; Mile- Charlie Wise 4:55; High hurdles- Richard Novak; Low hurdles- Dick Scotter 14.7 seconds; High jump- Charlie Wise 5”7‘. Broad jump- Dick Scotter 18”11; Pole vault- Dick Scotter 11’11” a school record. Other top pole vaulters: Bill Cavanagh 10’ 6” and Charlie Wise 10’ 3”; Discus- Dick Scotter 95’2”.
Lightweights: 75- Lyle Springsted 8.5; 330- Larry Duke 38.3 and Richard Crane 1:39; 660- Ray Meehan 1:33 and Enos Souza 1:33; 1320- Bob Alemany 3:31.5; Hurdles- Larry McWilliams; Pole vault- Robert Tunnage 10’10” a school record. Broad jump- Warren King 5’7 ½” tied school record. Broad jump- tie between Warren King and Larry Duke at 18’10” followed by Carl Weyman at 17’9”; Discus- Robert Turnage 110‘; Shot put- Robert Turnage 45’ and Joe Ritchey 43’.
TENNIS Netters Capture Only School Championship. Win CCAL Championship. Racketeers Tip Salinas Mob.
Undefeated in league play with victories over Live Oak, Pacific Grove, Carmel, Monterey and Watsonville. All practice matches were won except a loss to Camden.
A rookie coach and a troupe of veteran netters combined their talents to give SC its first tennis championship since 1955. Winning the sudden death playoff against Salinas by a split margin, the Cards insured themselves the league crown. Not once this season did the Redbird netters give way to league competition. Salinas, who also boasted an unmarred record before the fateful match last week, won three decisions against the local netters before Bob Haley and Claude Izant could smother the Cowboys in the tie breaker clincher as the fourth and fifth men on the ladder.
The league play off against Salinas went as follows: Little big man and number one player, Yell Newhall, ran his rival all over the court and made him resemble a tyro to win the first singles. Second man Art Hutcheon was up against one of the best players in the league and lost. Third man, Frank Reinelt was not up to his usual caliber of tennis and lost. Bob Haley and Clyde Izant, fourth and fifth men won.
The records by players won and loss record, combining singles and doubles play. Yell Newhall 8-1. Art Hutcheon 8-3. Clyde Izant 6-1. Bill Failing 4-1. Don Henneuse 1-0. Hank Failing 4-1. Dave Wylie 4-1. Bob Haley 3-2. Frank Reinelt 2-5. Other players: Cummings and Ford.
GOLF The golf ladder, first man is James Smith, Andy Gustavson, Fred Pfyffer, Ron Martine, Ken Caldwell and Mel Haber. Others: Pete Michael, Louis Zwerling, Tom Bishop, Harry Frank and Ron Halback.
Golfers beat Salinas in first CCAL victory by 10-5 score. The previous match resulted in a 5-10 loss to Pacific Grove. Winners were first man, James Smith and third man Fred Pfyffer. Losers were Andy Gustavson, Ron Martine, Ken Caldwell and in a practice match Mel Haber.
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In the recent past, for four straight years, from 1952 to 1955 the Cards had won the league. Last years team finished a close second to Monterey, thus labeling SC as one of the major powers in the CCAL again. This is the first time in SCHS history, potential golfers may be granted the use of a set of golf clubs. This should benefit and encourage many young golfers who could not otherwise afford to go out for golf. Practice starts February 24, To sign up go directly to the Pasatiempo golf course. All freshmen and sophomores are eligible, while juniors and seniors, unless they have golfing experience will not be accepted.
Senior Angelo Ross was a ALL CCAL selection. The diminutive 5’9” guard was the team leader and quarterback of the team. Angelo scored at a rate of 11 points per game in league. Angelo started his career here playing D and C and lightweight basketball. This year he was a defensive back on the title contending lightweight football team. And he played tennis this year. Angelo was this senior class salutatorian, second in grade point average in the class. Angelo plans to attend UC Riverside or San Jose State as a math major and a PE minor. (Angelo went on to a long term teaching career at his old school, Mission Hill Junior High. He has coached for over forty years at Mission Hill, Marello Prep, Holy Cross and Palma high with his old high school buddy Norm Costa of the class of ‘59. Angelo was also very active in youth leagues giving of his time freely there as well as many open gyms at Mission Hill. Angelo without a doubt has given more hours to youth than anyone in the area. Who else has worked with so many sports and put in more in over forty years? Angelo has coached three major sports: football, basketball and baseball. He started doing this when he was in high school too.)
Phenomenal 6’4” junior center, James Smith won many honors this season. He was ALL TOURNAMENT at the Dads Club and the end of the season Gridley tournaments. James was a ALL CCAL selection. He was the top scorer in the league with a 20 points per game average. To top things off James made first team in the ALL NORTHERN CALIFORNIA team and was second in scoring. In addition James smashed most scoring and rebounding records. In the 24 game season James maintained his 20 points a game average. James was first man on the golf team as well.
Reynold Christensen tossed a nifty three hitter against Monterey Peninsula College and still lost 0-4. The Cards were no hit. The rain and condition of the upper diamond limits field
In the 9-2 win over Watsonville, Reynold Christensen limited the Cats to four hits and no earned runs. Pitcher senior Reynold Christensen, who was a top hitter in the league played outfield when not pitching. Chris threw everything, but his hat and glove at opposing batters. But when he was pitching the Cards could not seem to score. Reynold Christensen was selected ALL CCAL along with one of the best hitters and pitchers in the league, Chris was a pitcher by trade only on JV, convinced the coach he was not clowning when he said he could hit and hit he did.
Lenson Places Fifth In NC Tourney. Bill Lenson, 133 pound grappler, took fifth place in the Northern California Wresting tournament. Bill was pitted against 17 of the best wrestlers that Northern California had to offer, from Bakersfield to the Oregon border. Lenson won two matches and lost two, which gave SCHS three points and a respectable ranking in the tourney as many of the 70 schools involved did not score a point. Lenson won the right to enter the Nor Cal was by placing second at the section meet. The others who placed high enough in the CCAL meet qualified for the section meet. Lenson had a 12-1 record for dual meets. The records show the popular senior won 56 points for the team, while only losing 3 matches all year. Bill is in good condition with a lot of determination and will power to take down his weight during the week. Bill Lenson selected ALL CCAL
Senior tackle, Jim Banek is the player of the week for his best defensive game of the year and being a leading member of the now famous two goal line bunch in the fourth quarter of the Monterey game. The 190 pounder also is a letterman in wrestling. When the big guy comes across the mat, he makes an impressive looking hunk of man. Jim is also chancellor of the Hi Tow Tong, the boys honor society.
Cardinal of the week is end Mike Erickson, who has played three years of lightweights before gaining enough weight to play varsity. In the three games this season, the combination of quarterback Ken Caldwell to the glue fingered Erickson has resulted in eight touchdowns worth 48 points. On one pass, Mike gathered in a short pass, faked out a defender and streaked away on a 60 jaunt. What makes the Cardinal left end so dangerous? He is not blessed with dazzling speed, nor is he big and tall and does not run over many defenders. Well it could be Mike’s brains are paying off. He runs his pass patterns to the letter and is just waiting there for the ball. Like many of the players, Mike has another main interest and that is art. Many of his clever cartoons have appeared on the bulletin board in the gym. Next week the Trident will have the pleasure of showing off one of his masterpieces on the editorial page. (While teaching math at Mission Hill Junior High, drew up the Cardinal symbol used by the school.)
Cardinal of the week is Gordon Athearn who drove holes for the backs to run against Salinas in 13 loss. The 180 pound senior letterman, Athearn a defensive middle guard made 10 tackles. Gordon played JV his sophomore year. In class he is between and A and B average in his college prep classes. Gordon wrestles in the 180 weight class, is a fierce competitor and this year will be his third year on the squad.
Former Card cage ace, Rich Montgomery is in Italy swishing the nets.
Jack Knight is playing football and basketball at Oregon State