1959

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1959
Trident Receives All American Rating; Is One Of Best High School Papers In US.
An All American rating was given the Trident this week by the National Scholastic Press Association in national competition. All American was give to only seven other high school papers in the 1400 to 2000 enrollment. Points were given on the basis of writing, page makeup, photography and balance of coverage. This is the first time in SCHS journalism history that such and award has come to the Trident.

The National Scholastic Press Association Critical Service, located at the University of Minnesota, uses professional newspapermen as judges who take on this task in their extra time.

Senior staff members have been working for an All-American rating since their days as sophomore cub reporters. Consistent improvement and service to the students of their high school has been (and will continue to be) the goal of Trident staffs. “An outstanding achievement,” commented Principal Lee T. Sims.

Each page of last semester’s issues was reviewed by the critical eye of Duane Andrews, judge assigned to The Trident rating. “Your fine newspaper is a credit both to your school and yourselves,” he stated.

Staff members responsible for the award include: John Knapp, page one editor; Linda Crosslin, editorial page; Andrea Woronick, feature page; and Mike Dominguez, sports editor. Judge Andrews described the feature and sports writing as excellent and editorials well-thought-out and worth-while. He found the features “Imaginative and full of initiative.”

The extra issue of The Trident distributed on the first day of school discussed aims and goals in the lead editorial. At that time, staff members stated they stood for the encouragement of scholastic achievement and the support of school projects. “We believe these ideals helped us to win the All-American rating,” stated first semester Editor Kathleen McFadden. “The whole staff really pitched in and made The Trident one of the best papers in the United States,” commented John Knapp, this semester’s editor.

Additional staff members working to issue The Trident EVERY Friday include Dan Fite, assistant editor; Chris Forbes, present editorial page editor; Jim Esquibel, sports writer; Frank Volpi, messenger; Wallie Meyer and Elaine Perry, advertising managers; Alan Morrison, ad salesman; Syd Boyle and Marc Fearnehough, photographers; Lois McClure, Pat Schaefer, Charles Steen, Carol Tefertiller, Arbert Pool, reporters; Kathie Klingerman, news bureau chief; and typists Chris Morelle, Patty White and Sunny Strickland; Peggy Olivera serves as bookkeeper.

“Without Trident Advisor Mrs. Mary Duffield, we would be completely lost. Her encouragement, and support have kept us going when times have been rough,” said Andres Woronick, present feature editor.

“Without the school print shop, under the direction of Mr. Carl F. Hanson, we never could have come close to this wonderful rating,” stated Advisor Duffield. Jim Bass and Ray Nicholls were largely responsible for the production of the editorial pages of last semester’s issues.

Mr. Gilbert Miller of the Santa Cruz Sentinel composes the news and sports pages of The Trident weekly. Last semester he also composed the feature page as well. Assistant Editor Dan Fite stated, “I don’t know what we would do without Mr. Miller. His advice has saved The Trident’s day many times.”

Most Important 1958-59 Events. The Trident staff feels that these were the most important events in the last school year.
1. Betsy Bradley and Albert Pool get into the semi-finals of merit scholarship tests.
2. Lee T. Sims resigns after guiding SCHS for 16 years.
3. Pat Conrad elected queen of the homecoming parade.
4. Swimming pool gets school board O.K.
5. Football team tops CCAL and Northern California.
6. Junior College district formed
7. John Kirby, SCHS footballer, selected on All-American squad.
8. Vice-Principal Sam Binsacca retires.
9. Karen Reuther wins United Nations pilgrimage.
10. Swimming pool reaches planning stage.
11. Fabby Degli-Esposti becomes U. S. Citizen.
12. Trident receives an All-American rating, sweeps Northern California press
confab honors, and walks away unopposed at the Monterey Peninsula
College conference.

Principal Lee T. Sims Resigns After 16 Years At SCHS. Entire School Feels Loss of Dedicated Educator. The same year that the US educational system started to crack down on its educational standards we lose a man who was a tremendous aid in organizing the highly respected educational system in SCHS.

Mr. Lee T. Sims, our principal for 16 years, left the school alumni, trustees and faculty in a state of shock when he announced his resignation in a letter to the school board.

In his quiet, reserved manner, Mr. Sims served up his feelings in the quote to a reporter: “I feel that I have reached the age when I should retire. I have enjoyed my 16 years at SCHS and will miss the association with a fine faculty and student body. While here I have always tried to act in the best interest of the students. Although Mrs. Sims and I have no definite plans for the future we would like to spend some time traveling in Mexico and South America.”

Many of the teachers of SCHS have expressed their feelings toward L. T. Sims in tributes written for The Trident.

“To be associated with Mr. Sims is indeed a rare privilege for teacher and students,” said Music Teacher Norman Walters.

Another faculty member, Miss Broughton, said, “Mr. Sims has been a wonderful person with whom to work. He is always kind, courteous, and consistently fair to all. He appears to be the kind of a man who has a set of standards and uses them at all times–not just when convenient.
These traits have gone far in giving Santa Cruz high its spirit of friendliness and fair play. A man such as Mr. Sims sets the pattern which affects in such a fine fashion, the whole school.”

“Parents, students and teachers always have been able to enter Mr. Sims’ office and to talk to Mr. Sims as man to man. Despite the importance of his position, Mr. Sims has no pretense in his make-up. There is no over-ready handshake, no fox-like smile and no glib word. In a society where a person often is measured by what he seems to be, Mr. Sims has achieved his stature essentially by his unfailing sincerity,” lauded C. R. Smith.

“Mr. Sims’ finest quality is permitting one to do his work without interruption yet safe in the knowledge that there is a knowing, helping, sympathetic hand ready to help,” said Tony Foster.

Coach Emmett Thompson listed the values of Mr. Sims as being loyal to teachers, fair, interested in all departments and pupils, understanding, gives help to all when needed, has leadership, is unselfish with his time and is a hard worker. A wonderful person to work for, he is going to be greatly missed around here.”

Bond Issue Passes. New school in Soquel will be a reality as well as new buildings at SCHS. Students will now have adequate facilities for the increasing number of students. A sketch of the new mid county high school, to be started soon at the O’Neill site in Soquel, was first page news the following week in the Trident. About 50 percent of registered voters turned out to make this long awaited vision materialize.

New Cabrillo Junior College Offers Well Rounded Courses. Instead of students having to travel to Salinas, Monterey, San Jose or even move to other areas, they can get their first two years in at home and transfer to a four year school or they can work on getting skills that will put them into good jobs in the future. Classes will start on September 14, 1959. Classes will be held in the old high school building at Watsonville high school. The student center will be across the street in the Veterans’ Memorial building. Any classes requiring lab or machine use will use the regular high school rooms for these classes. Classes will not start until after high school classes are over for the day. Sixteen teachers and a librarian will be on hand to start one of the best things that has happened in the county.

Fabbi Degli-Esposti Becomes US Citizen. Fabbi is vice president of the student body (and later becomes a teacher and administrator for Santa Cruz Schools.)

Hollister and Gilroy reentered the league for basketball and baseball.

In the CCAL, ties are not played off to find a single winner. Instead, the two tied teams would be declare Co-Champions. There have been a few cases even were Tri-Championships have been crowned. Should there be a tie, when necessary to determine the team to go on to championship tournaments a playoff game will be held.

Mike Mumbles. Santa Cruz in the past few years has done very well in producing young baseball players. In Every year from 1953 to 1958 except one, SC has sent either a pony league or little league team into the regional of state finals. They twice have come within one game of making the national playoffs.

John Kirby Named Outstanding Card. Versatile SCHS athlete John Kirby was chosen as the outstanding senior athlete and the award was given at the Dad’s Club barbecue. In football, John was honored as a ALL CCAL player for the second year. He also was ALL NORTHERN CALIFORNIA, ALL COAST and ALL AMERICAN. John was a key man on the championship basketball squad and was rightfully chosen second team, top ten players, in the CCAL. Playing for the one game out of first baseball team, John was picked for his third ALL CCAL team of the year. Probably the greatest athlete to come out of SCHS, as no one has accomplished this feat before. (or as it so happens, ever again.)

James Smith was also selected as an ALL AMERICAN in basketball, to give SCHS two ALL AMERICANS, which the local community can be very proud of.

Mike Mumbles column by Mike Dominguez. Lets take a look at some of the obvious senior versatile athletes. These are boys who went out for more than one sport in their senior year at SCHS.
Dick Scotter–honorable mention in football for All-League, fiery first string guard in basketball, top-notch pole vaulter, low hurdler and broad jumper in track, holds the varsity pole vault mark.
James Smith–Ace tennis star, All-American, All-Coast, and All-League in basketball, holds almost every varsity record related to points scored and rebounds, number one man on golf team.
Rich Carter–Stout defensive back in football, rugged 165 pound wrestler, hurdler on track squad.
Ken Negro–All-League football halfback, hard-hitting centerfielder on baseball squad.
Fred McPherson–All-League end in football, ace hurler on baseball squad.
Ken Caldwell–Master-mind quarterback in football, scrappy reserve guard in basketball, on golf team.
Bob Alemany–Little 5-4 speedster guard in basketball, lightweight track star in 1320.
Tony DeLuca–Dynamite defender in football, third in state finals at 138 pounds in wrestling. Point scoring in track.
Bruce Bettencourt–Shifty and elusive back in football, returning All-League in baseball.
Ken Johnson–Extra point man in football, standout catcher in baseball.
Curt Sandman–Alternate end in football, number one mound reliever in baseball.
Pete Pappas–Second team backfield man in football, stalwart outfielder in baseball.
Roy Miyoko–Speedy hard hitting guard in football, number one man in 154 division in wrestling.

FINAL GUN
By Diana Ballinger

As the senior gridders walk through the deserted field,
An illuminated picture is cast against the background;
A vision of a pioneer, walking through a ghost town,
And remembering when this place was his throne.
The times that the crowd was cheering for him and his beloved school,
And when he was of service to his team mates and his coach;
The moment when a close game became victorious,
And the team had shared the experience of fighting and winning together.
The season when a team of strong comrades–
And strong spirits, soared to an even higher standing–
These seniors are in their last season,
And the next season will only be a time of memories.
For this time of victories and team ship has ended,
As the glory of ‘58 fades into the past.
Coaches: Larry Siemering, head football. Brad Lynn assistant football. Doug Severin assistant varsity football and junior varsity basketball. Jim Simpson, junior varsity football. Assistant junior varsity football coaches: Tom Curtiss, Todd Likins and Bob Seymour. Lightweight football Walt Wattenberg and track. Larry Kerr. Lightweight football and junior varsity baseball. Emmett Thompson, varsity basketball and C and D basketball. George Moores, wrestling. Al Wright, track. Eade Jordon, tennis. C.R. Smith, golf. Bill Dodge baseball and lightweight basketball.

FOOTBALL UNDEFEATED CHAMPIONS RATED NUMBER ONE TEAM IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
Practice games against the previous years champions of their leagues. Sports editor, Mike Dominquez “Calls them the killer B’s“. Burlingame champions of the PAL went down 46-6. Berkeley champions of the OAL down 33-7. Bellarmine champions of the Catholic league blanked 39-0 for a perfect practice record of 3-0. League: Salinas 25-6, 52-0; Watsonville 34-0, 19-7; Monterey 32-12, 21-19. League record 6-0. Season 9-0.

Linemen are at ends, John Giraudo, Fred McPherson, Bill Scally and Ken Johnson; tackles, Wallace Hicks, Bob Netoff, Dave Wylie and John Rogers; guards, Charles Lass, Bob Eaton and Roy Miyoko; center, Paul McDuffee; quarterback Ken Caldwell; halfbacks, Ken Negro, John Kirby, Tony DeLuca, Carl King, Richard Scotter, Bob Dabbs, Bruce Bettencourt and Richard Carter; fullbacks, Dennis Cody, Bob Vajretti, Mike Carney
Other team members: Vaden McCray, Mickey Aluffi, Kenton Brenegan, Bob Newell, Jim Esquibel, Charles Williams, Bill Tara, Mike Tara, Carl Noblitt, Curt Sandman, Pete Pappas, Alan LeMarquard, Bob Bengston, Charles Wood, Lynn Bagby, Richard Novak, Larry McWilliams.

Bob Dabbs player of the week before the games even start. He takes great delight in returning punts and kick offs. Bob one of the fastest players on the team runs with the grace and cunning of a panther. Bob saw action in only one varsity game last year, but as a first string JV, he figured in almost every touchdown. Bob plays first team defensive deep back who’s responsibility is to stop the long run and break up long passes. He will get in some offense delivering the mail to go with his regular defensive duties. Bob has played football since third grade.

Cards Best In NC; Coast to 9-0 Record While Copping Title. By sports editor Mike Dominguez. (partial run down) plus information from Trident game reports. Top team in Northern California, a CCAL championship, and an undefeated team. The Cardinals ran through the toughest schedule in SCHS history, undefeated in nine games. The Cards played three well respected NC ball clubs in preseason. The most looked toward game of the season was with last years NC champions Berkeley, who had a 15 game win streak going coming into a 33-7 loss to the Cards. This put SC on top of the NC ratings, where they stayed for the rest of the season. All but two of the games were won by large margins. The two closes games came at the end of the season. For the season, the Cards racked up a total of 301 point to their opponents 57. The highest scoring game was a 52-0 win over Salinas.

Taking a look at the season game by game will probably bring back some exciting moments. Opening game, SC 46, Burlingame 6. The Birds showed a magnificent offensive attack totaling 453 yards, 122 off the arm of quarterback Ken Caldwell who completed 9 passes out of 13. Junior fullback Dennis Cody gained 118 on 13 carries, with a longest run of 58 yards. Ken Negro picked up 98 yards in 18 carries. John Kirby led the scoring parade with three TD’s. Ken Johnson kicked four conversions.

Dennis Cody player of the week for all the running he did. This time last year, Dennis was the back up quarterback. But due to his size he played fullback for the JV games on Saturdays to prepare him for this season. Dennis is a three sport man also playing basketball and baseball. He is a product of the summer sports programs.

SC 33, Berkeley 7. Five thousand spectators jammed Memorial field where extra bleachers were added to help accommodate the expected crowd. The first time Berkeley had the ball, a Berkeley runner ran 60 yards for a touchdown, for their only score of the night. Cardinal star for the evening was Ken Negro, who scored four touchdowns, while picking up 96 yards in 18 carries. Two of Ken’s scores came on runs of 1 and 21 yards, The other two were on passes from flashy Ken Caldwell. The fifth TD was scored by John Kirby on a one yard plunge. Ken “the toe” Johnson booted three out of five PAT attempts. The line of Bill Scally, Bob Netoff, Paul McDuffee, Wally Hicks, Bob Eaton, Dave Wylie, John Rogers, Carl King, Charlie Lass and Roy Miyoka could not be held back. The secondary of Tony DeLuca, Dick Scotter, Rich Carter, Carl King and Bob Dabbs turned in bang up jobs. This game put SC on top of the NC ratings for the rest of the season.

Berkeley was supposed to bring 25 bus loads and they probable did as they packed half of the stands. The 85 piece Berkeley band showed superb precision and split second timing in their half time appearance.

Bill Scally is player of the week. Bill was SC’s big fly swatter as he continually broke through the Berkeley line and knocked down scads of Yellow Jackets. This tall junior is a transfer from Palo Alto where he was a sophomore sensation as an end. Because of his defensive ability he has been switched to defensive end.

SC 39, Bellarmine 0. The last exhibition tilt attracted 4,500 people. The Bells, a Parochial all boys school in San Jose jogged into town as a much herald eleven. Negro added 124 yards to his total of 400 yards for the first three games. Kirby contributed three more touchdowns.
Comments on players not already noted in articles above telling about their individual abilities.
Fred McPherson, Caldwell’s top target, also kicks off with boots that come down close to the goal line. Dick Scotter picked off two Bellarmine passes last game. Dick a defensive back also returns punts and kicks effectively. Roy Miyoko is 160 pounds of dynamite, while opening holes for his big backfield buddies in this his first year of varsity football. Roy was a top player on the lightweights. Carl King, a defensive wing man is an expert tackler and watches his end on defense very closely to help himself recognize run or pass. Carl makes hard tackles that startle opponents. Dave Wylie is the hardest working player on the team goes both ways week after week. Big junior John Rodgers, who never played football before this year is coming along great. The 220 pound guard plays mostly defense.

SC 25, Salinas 6. The CCAL season officially opened against last years champions, who had a 12 game winning streak going. The rough Lettuce City boys held down the Card point total some, but were still out played, before a crowd of 5,000 at the packed Salinas stadium. John Kirby scored two touchdowns and led the ground assault. Fleet Ken Negro tallied a TD on a 23 yard run. Defensive line backer Dick Carter picked up a loose ball and scampered 18 yards to pay dirt for the last score. Quarterback Ken Caldwell connected on 5 of 11 tosses for 63 yards through the air. The defensive front wall of Lass, Hicks, McDuffee, Wylie, Giraudo and Eaton held the Cowboys to only one score.

Cardinal of the week John Kirby was not only an important offensive player, but his long boots deep into Salinas territory caused the Cowboys to have a long way to go to score. Most of the time Salinas was not able to make a first down, which left the Cards in good field position after the Salinas punted. When asked who else on the team deserves praise, John answered modestly “the whole team in general deserves praise. We have the team to win the championship, because everyone on the team is a good player in his own way.” On whether athletics should be done away with, Johns reply, “It would not be wise to do away with athletics. A lot of kids would quit school and get in to trouble. Besides, you need sports to keep in touch with the other schools around here.”

SC 34, Watsonville 0. The annual Homecoming game brought 4,500 fans into the stands as Football Queen Patty Conrad reigned over the festivities. Negro and Kirby joined together scoring two touchdowns each as the Wildcats were never in sight of the goal line. It gave SC a 5-0 record. Big bad trouble maker John Kirby had two touchdowns called back, but did score once on a 7 yard jaunt. On the touchdowns called back, John had intercepted pass of 25 yards and went 42 yard on a sweep. Burly, 200 pound fullback Dennis Cody also had a 7 yard TD called back, later scored on a one yard plunge. Negro rushed for 86 yards on 15 carries. Kirby amassed 79 yards in 13 carries.

Cardinal of the week was junior terror, 190 guard Bob Eaton who rocked Cat ball carriers on defense. Richie Novak, who played his first game last week, was given a great deal of consideration due to his vastly improve play in this game.

SC 32, Monterey 12. After a close 19-12 first half the Toreadors were met by a tough contingent of defensive linemen in the second half. It was Cody and Negro tearing up the Monterey defense. Cody, the human tank, had 99 yards in the first half and scored on an 8 yard journey. Negro had 97 yards in the second half for a solid one two punch. Ken scored twice, once on a 3 yard burst and the other on a dazzling 45 yard jaunt. SC’s unstoppable hip swiveler John Kirby made two touchdowns both on one yard plunges. Total yards gained by Negro 130, Cody 102, Kirby 39 and Bruce Bettencourt 24.

This weeks player of the week, John Giraudo could have been named Cardinal of the week in any of the previous six games. John a defensive demon is also an offensive threat. The bid rugged linebacker fights like a cat in order to stop opposing ball carriers.

SC 52, Salinas 0. The last home game for the brilliant Cardinal team will bring back fond memories to the 4,500 fans who witnessed a revenge of many losses to Salinas in the past. Eight cowboy fumbles accounted for the extra wide margin as the Cards recovered five of the miscue and turned them in to second half touchdowns. Salinas was rated in the top 10 teams in Northern California before this game. Kirby and Negro were the main cogs in the romp. End Fred McPherson made like a scat back running an end around for a 8 yard score. Paul McDuffee recovered two fumbles and in his usual outstanding job at center. The entire line put on their big rush to baffle the Salinas ball carriers. These players, as they do every game, opened holes on offense and closed them on defense. This group is paced by Bob Eaton, Wally Hicks, Dave Wylie, John Giraudo, Chuck Lass, John Rogers and many more. Defensive end Bill Scally puts repeated pressure on the quarterbacks, which stops the passing patterns before the even get started.

Cardinal of the week Ken Caldwell directed the Salinas rout perfectly with nary a miscue. Ken is something to watch when he is pitching the pigskin. Ken is the field general.

SC 19, Watsonville 7. A wet, slimy, muddy Watsonville field severely hampered the Cards, but Watsonville also showed a stout defense, which held the Cards to a 6-0 lead at half. Big “rambling wrecker” John Kirby, scored all three TD’s of the game, his seventeenth, eighteenth and nineteenth touchdowns of the year. Two were runs of 4 yards and the other was a 25 yard aerial from Caldwell. Since it was a tight game the first team went all the way. Bob Varjetti small but powerful fullback who is very hard to stop gained 21 yards.

The starting lineup for the final game of the season are all seniors except for junior Bob Eaton.
Ends, Fred McPherson and John Giraudo; tackles, Wally Hicks and Dave Wylie; guards, Charles Lass and Bob Eaton; center, Paul McDuffee; quarterback, Ken Caldwell; halfbacks, Ken Negro and John Kirby; fullback, Bob Varjretti.

SC 21, Monterey 19. The fired up Fish eaters gave the Cards the greatest scare of the year as the “Dors had the lead until end Fred McPherson snared a Caldwell aerial to put the clincher on the win.

TEAM STATISTICS
Points scored: Kirby 122. Negro 86, Cody 19, McPherson 18, Johnson 18 on PAT’s, Dabbs 12, Vajretti 6, Brenegen6, Carter 6, Giraudo 6 and Scotter 2

Caldwell completed 45 of 96 passing attempts for a .439 completion average for 11 touchdowns and 839 yards.

Pass receiving by name. passes received and total yards.
PR TY
McPherson 12 234
Kirby 12 228
Negro 11 228
Giraudo 5 92
Bettencourt 3 37
Dabbs 1 18
Vajretti 1 2

Rushing stats by name, times carried, net yards gained and average per carry.
TC YG APC
Negro 149 863 5.8
Kirby 108 641 5.9
Cody 58 383 6.6
Bettencourt 13 66 4.3
Vajretti 18 61 3.4
McPherson 7 49 7.0
Dabbs 13 39 3.0
Brenegan 8 31 3.9
Pappas 1 7 7.0
Scotter 4 -5 -1.2
Caldwell 19 -16 -0.8
TOTAL 398 2119 5.3

Top yard gainers by adding the rushing and pass catching together were Negro 1091, Kirby 869, Cody 383 and McPherson 283.

This team collected the honors deserved by a undefeated, rated team by having five players selected ALL CCAL. They are backs, John Kirby and Ken Negro; linemen, Wallace Hicks, Paul McDuffee and Fred McPherson.

ALL NORTHERN CALIFORNIA, John Kirby, Wallace Hicks and Paul McDuffee

ALL COAST Kirby and Hicks

John Kirby was selected by the San Francisco Chronicle and Examiner as an ALL NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PLAYER. The Examiner also named John the “Prep if the year”. John crossed the goal line 22 times for touchdowns and twice on conversions for a total of 122 points.

The biggest honor for John Kirby comes with national recognition as ONE OF THE BEST HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PLAYERS IN THE COUNTRY. To show how selective the team is there are only three players from California on the team.

John was named the outstanding player at the North South game played at the Rose Bowl in August after the school year. This game was played by the top 50 players in the State.

Beside the All League and special honored players listed above, the other seniors who have played their last game at SCHS are Dave Wylie, Charlie Lass. John Giraudo, Dick Scotter, Carl King, Richard Carter, Tony DeLuca, Vaden McCray, Dean Hocom, Pete Pappas, Bruce Bettencourt and Roy Miyoka.

LIGHTWEIGHT FOOTBALL Practice games: San Jose 19-0, Los Altos 32-0. Practice record 2-0. League: Watsonville 13-32, 6-7; Salinas 0-7, loss; Monterey 13-7, ?. League record either 2-4 or 1-5. Season record 4-4 or 3-5.

Linemen: ends, Tom Saunders, Robert Turnage, and Bruce Mc Pherson; tackles, Dennis Conquest and Warren King; guards, Chuck Boppell and Robert Pesce; center, Robert Slitten; quarterbacks, Gene Williams and Jim Hunt; backs, John Filice, Ron Neumann, Gordon Smith, Robert Small, Don Gerig, Henry Alemany and Ray Nichols.
Other team members: Gregg Bainum, Bob Judd, Chet Downing, Robert Turnage, Jim Small, George Scofield, Larry Duke, Gale Yount, Gary Hocom, Jim Stubendorf, George White and Frank Volpi, manager.

Cardlets Bounce SJ 19-0. The best play of the contest came in the third quarter, when quarterback Gene Williams threw a 26 yard peg to scat back John Filice for a score. Hank Alemany and fullback Gordon Smith scored on runs for the other two scores. Special praise goes to Warren King for his bang up job from his tackle spot on defense.

Trident sports writer Mike Mason is writing up lightweight football games for the Santa Cruz Sentinel.

Cardlets Blank Los Altos 32-0. Quarterback Gene Williams hit John Filice with a 22 yard pass for a quick six. Fullback Gordon Smith galloped for the extra point. Williams added another score with a quarterback sneak. Williams connected with end Bob Turnage for 30 yards for a score. Smith kicked the PAT. Dazzling runs accounted for the next two scores. A 31 yard scamper by Williams and a sizzling 19 yard run by Hank Alemany.

In the 0-7 loss to Salinas, Ray Nichols was continually in the Salinas backfield recovering careless fumbles made by the speedy Salinas backs. Warren King was another defensive standout.

Wildkittens Nip Cardlets For 2nd Straight victory. The two SC scores came on passes form quarterback Gene Williams to end Bruce McPherson for 70 yards and another to Bob Turnage for 29 yards. The defensive stand outs were Jim Hunt, Williams, Ron Neumann, Chuck Boppell and Warren King.

Cardlets Crunch Toreababes 13-7. This was the first CCAL victory. John Filice and Gene Williams were a combination in pass and catch with Williams connecting on 11 of 16 passes with Filice being on the receiving end most of the time. After their first score, Monterey fumbled on the kick off and Hank Alemany recovered on the Monterey 10. Four plays later a Williams to Filice making a diving catch was good for another score. Gordon Smith kicked the extra point.

Cardlets lose the Wildkittens 6-7. The Cardlets may have lost the game, but they outplayed the Kittens in every department. Warren King led the SC line into battle in the second half and held the Kittens to only one first down and that came on a penalty. The muddy condition of the field cut down on offensive plays. Henry Alemany scored on a pass from Williams, but the extra point pass was incomplete. Three passes were completed to McPherson for the majority of the Cardlet gains. SC gained more than twice as much yardage as the Wildkittens did.

In a loss to Salinas, sharp and speeding looking Hank Alemany had a spectacular game carrying the ball for 105 yards in 11 carries. Quarterback Gene Williams connected on 6 out of 13 passes for 86 yards.

JV FOOTBALL Holy Cross varsity 13-21. Salinas 7-12, 19-32; Watsonville 0-13, 13-13; Monterey 31-14, win. According to the Trident the season record was 2-4-1.

Players: Houso, Angell, Salmonson, Jack Ritchey, Bryan, Elliott, Stoodley, Wally Walker, Larry Eaton, Dennis Netoff, Ted Duffield, Steve Winters, Joe Ritchey, Adams, Burr, Souza, Jim Ritchey, Stout, Oliver, Gary Wright, Cummings, Hummel, Don McDuffee, Pappas, Ron Bengston, Whetton, Stromph, Ron Lowry, Ronnie Lowe, Owen, Hungerford, Cliff Buckner, Curtis, Jim Wylie, Reid, Mike Valine, Al McCommon, Dunlap, Wood, Foster, Williams, Bob Lockwood and George Scofield.

JV’s were mostly freshman and sophomores. The most outstanding player was sophomore Ronnie Lowe. Others who were special players were defensive demon Wally Walker and quarterback, runner Al McCommon.

Against Holy Cross, Dennis Netoff, a freshman fullback, rocked the Panther line for 164 yards in 28 carries. The Mission Hill running threat was never thrown for a loss all evening. Halfback Ronnie Angell garnered 45 yards on the ground and Larry McWilliams threw passes for 69 yards.

Bellarmine JV’s Stop SC 6-18. Ron Angell made the only SC TD as he crashed over from the one in the third quarter. SC played hard in the second half, but the Bells were stronger and more experienced. Starting line up for the Bellarmine game: ends, Joe Richey and Dan Hungerford; tackles, Ray Downing and Steve Winters; guards, Ronnie Lowe and Cliff Buckner; center, John Salmonson; backs, Dennis Netoff, Wally Walker, Al McCommon, Larry Eaton and quarterbacks, Joe Pappas and Bob Lockwood.

Jayvees Lose On Final Play To Salinas 7-12. SC left the field at half time with a 7-0 lead on Mickey Reed’s 2 yard run. In the junior lightweight game it was a 6-6 tie. Santa Cruz’ score came on a first half 35 yard run by halfback Larry Scott.

JV’s Romp Over Monterey 41-14. for first league win. Elusive and speedy halfback Al McCommon raced for 10, 15, 25 and 60 yards for touchdowns.

In the 13-13 tie game against Watsonville both scores came on passes from Bob Lockwood to Al McCommon.

Gilroy and Hollister were added to the league for basketball and baseball. And a new sport cross country was added.

ADDED FEATURE FOR BASKETBALL WAS ALL THREE TEAMS VARSITY, LIGHTWEIGHTS AND JV’s WON THEIR LEAGUE

VARSITY BASKETBALL CHAMPIONS AND PLAYED AT TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS AT CAL Practice games: Dads Club tournament, Hollister 69-50, Monterey 63-50, Camden 44-50, Dads second place; Ayer 51-29, Willow Glen 53-40. Lincoln 40-46, At this point 4-2. Andrew Hill 66-43, Palo Alto a win and won three more games for a practice record of 7-2 according to the Trident. League: Salinas 56-50, 54-45; Watsonville 55-54, 49-33; Monterey 40-64, 74-60; Gilroy 36-44, 40-38; Hollister 88-70, 64-56. League Champions record 8-2. Season so far 15-4. TOC AT CAL Sacramento 40-59 and Poly of San Francisco 53-57. For season record of 15-6.

League standings, school, league and season. Santa Cruz 8-2, 15-4, Gilroy 7-3, 12-6, Monterey 5-5, 10-9, Watsonville 4-6, 11-10, Hollister 3-7, 8-11, Salinas 3-7, 7-11.

Sentinel Dec. 12. Ragged SC Defeats Hollister, 69-50 in the first round of the third annual Santa Cruz Invitational, after losing in the opening round in the previous two SC Invitational tournaments. SC enters the semifinals for the first time in history. In a race horse-type game, 133 shots were taken. Hollister led 14-13 at the end of the first quarter, but John Kirby and James Smith suddenly found the basket, SC pulled away to a 36-25 halftime lead. Kirby looked like he is developing into a better than average cager as he scored 20 points by hitting 7 of 18 shots and grabbed six rebounds. Smith hit 6 of 19 shots, but still managed to score 17 points and get ten rebounds. Dick Scotter hit 5 of 9, getting most of them off the fast break. The play of Gil LaMothe was greatly improved over his first two appearances as he scored eight points and grabbed five rebounds. Ken Caldwell made a favorable impression in his debut as a starter. For the first time this year, SC had a balance attack, not depending on Smith, as they were in the first two games. Hollister’s race horse-type game forced SC into taking 70 shots and they hit 25 for 35.7 percent. Coach Emmett Thompson, said the game was his teams worst so far. He especially praised Kirby. He said he found out he can play his reserves more and not weaken the team. Scoring: Kirby 20, LaMothe 8, Smith 17, Scotter 12, Caldwell 3, Esquibel 0, Webster 4, Alemany 3, Moore 2, Young 0.

Dec. 14. In the second round of the Dads Club, SC smashed Monterey 69-50. James Smith scored 36 points and grabbed 23 rebounds, to set new tournament records. Going into the championship game, he had scored 121 points in four games, an incredible 30.25 points a game. Against Monterey, he hit 29 points in the first half with 13 coming from free throws. He then collected three quick fouls in the third period and was replaced to save for later. When SC was comfortable ahead late in the game, Coach Thompson put him back in so he could go for the rebound record. SC took a early lead and kept going to take a 37-16 lead at halftime. Thompson began substituting at the start of the second half. Monterey played a sagging man-to-man defense with two to three men on Smith, but he kept pouring them in, missing only eight shots from the floor. SC went 19 for 23 from the free throw line and from the field 19 of 62 for 30.6 percent. Scoring: Kirby 4, LaMothe 0, Smith 36, Scotter 6, Caldwell 0, Alemany 2, Webster 3, Moore 6, Esquibel 2 and Young 4.

Dec. 14. Cougars Stop Jim Smith; SC Loses 50-44 in the championship game against Camden a superior ball club, before a crowd of over 1000 fans at the Civic Auditorium, Camden repeated as tourney champions. The Cards hustled, but they just weren’t able to put up with Camden’s better balance and height advantage. This was SC’s first defeat in five games. Camden’s sagging 2-1-2 zone defense, ruined James Smith’s 30 point average as the 6-4 center was held to three field goals, all in the last three minutes. His eight free throws gave him 14 points for the game and 67 for the tournament. He had a 36 point game against Monterey for the Tourney record. SC’s only lead came early in the first quarter, but Camden pulled ahead and moved to 23-18 at intermission. With three minutes left, Camden held a 13 point lead at 45-32. With 58 seconds left to play, the Cards cut the margin to four points at 48-44. A pressing, hustling man-to-man defense all over the court did the trick for SC, but it was too late. John Kirby played a very fine game getting 12 points and 14 rebounds. Smith pulled down 17 rebounds. Coach Emmett Thompson was pleased with his team performance said after the game. “It took a heck of a club to beat us. Scoring: Kirby 12, Lamothe 5, Smith 14, Scotter 4, Caldwell 2, Alemany 4, Webster 3 and Esquibel 0.

At the Dads Club tournament, James Smith was rightfully named MVP as he set the tournament records in many categories both for one game and for the tournament. James scored 36 points against Monterey, scoring one point under half of SC’s total points scored. Other records James broke were for most free throws at 14, best free throw percentage 93.3 and rebounds in a game 23.

Point guard, Dick Scotter was also selected ALL TOURNAMENT.

Starters: forwards, John Kirby and Dave Young; center, James Smith; guards, Dick Scotter, Bob Alemany and Jim Esquibel; Others by position: forwards, Pat Moore, Mike Carney and Gil LaMothe; center, Bob Netoff; guards, Ken Caldwell and Dennis Cody.

Putting on an incredible show, Santa Cruz’ one man scoring machine, James Smith potted 37 points to spark a 53-40 victory over Willow Glen. At half the score was 31-18 and Smith had 25 to his credit. Only 6 points for the rest of the team. The big pivot man casted off 26 times with 17 falling in. His nights performance was climaxed with 13 rebounds. Credit is due for the tricky passes from Dick Scotter to Smith, for many of Jim’s goals came after passes from Scotter. Scotter looked sharp on defense as well as offense. Junior, Jim Esquibel another flashy ball handler and accurate passer made his share of passes as well. This duo gives the Cards one of the best guard combination in the area. Senior forward, John Kirby turned in an impressive game as well scoring 8 points on a field goals and 6 free throws for a total of 14 points. He added 6 rebounds.

The scrappy Lions of Lincoln beat the Cards 46-40 by holding Smith to two field goals and 8 points. Two time All League lightweight, Bobby Alemany tied Smith for scoring honors for the Cards..

The team prove in the first league game against Salinas that they could manage without the services of the senior ace, James Smith, who was sidelined with a sprained ankle. Forward, Kirby rotated into the center post to lead the team in scoring and rebounding for the evening. Kirby grabbed 15 rebounds while pushing through 17 markers gaining stellar honors for the evening. Guards, Scotter and Alemany contributed to the cause considerably with their with their timely scoring and brilliant defensive work.

In a one point win over Watsonville 55-54, SC held a slim lead throughout the game right up to the final buzzer. Sparked as usual by point producing center Smith, the Cards were having rather an off night. James controlled the boards with 15 rebounds and was top scorer with 24. Guard, Dick Scotter performed superbly on defense and scored 12 digits. Jim Esquibel, reserve guard, looked sharp in his brief showing in the second half.

The following night the Cardinals played the Stanford frosh at Stanford Pavilion and were demoralized. Since this was not a high school game it is not counted in the record.

They were able to get over that encounter quickly by doing the same to Andrew Hill running up a 66-43 score. Smith paced the victory with 32 points, 20 coming in the first half. The reserves played most of the second half. Jim Esquibel got another chance to show his stuff and was impressive with his passing and timely scoring.

Monterey 64, SC 40. Not playing like league champs, the Cards were far behind throughout the tilt, with Monterey using their third string in the fourth quarter.

Gilroy’s a superlative five knocked over a cold SC unit 44-36. Gilroy has a excellent basketball player named Smith, but this is Dick Smith a 6’ senior forward, who tore SC to shreds with his superb passes to his mates for buckets and ended up with 6 assists and 8 points. (Later in their careers both Smith’s will start for Cal.) Six foot six inch center, Dan Brutton and guard Dan Perino scored 15 each to pace the Mustangs. It was a different story for the Cards, who were unusually cold in their shooting. James Smith used his rebounding skills to take in 15 bounds, while scoring 16 markers. Scotter continued his fine defensive play and scored 9 points. SC rallied in the second quarter to tie the game 19-19. The third quarter was even and then Gilroy exploded in the final stanza.

Hollister went down 88-70. Paced by the bucket and rebounding wizard James Smith, the Cardinals finished up with a well balanced scoring attack, outside of Smith’s 35 points. Although guard Dick Scotter did not start he tallied 20 points. Forwards, Kirby and Gilbert LaMothe racked up 17 and 12 markers respectively.

Salinas went down 54-45 as the Cards carried around a nine point lead throughout the game. Smith swished 10 free throws added 10 points from the field and ended with 20. Kirby chipped in 12 with half on free throws. Dave Young, reserve forward played exceptionally well in his appearance in the fourth quarter. He scored four point, but of greater value hauled down five rebounds.

SC 49, Watsonville 35. An immaculately well knit five of guards, Scotter and Alemany; center, Smith; forwards, Kirby and Dave Young played throughout most of the game. The Cards controlled the boards with Smith 18, Kirby 8 and Young 6, which was one of the reasons for the win. The other reason was it produced the best team effort for the year. If they keep it up, they can win the league. Even though the Wildcats have a taller unit, they were out rebounded by the stronger Cards 40 to 22. Smith hit for 24 points.

SC 74, Monterey 60. Kirby broke loose against Monterey for 26 points, hitting 9 of 11 from the floor. Working hard on the boards as usual John scraped off 15. Smith extended his league leading total as he potted 29 points an grabbed 15 rebounds. Smith and Kirby together stole the show while scoring 55 points and totaling 30 of the team’s 36 rebounds. Monterey could not miss their shots in the first half, but cooled off some in the final stanza. Three Matadors scored in double figures. Tireless Scotter played his usual outstanding defensive game and also rang up 13 to the cause. Kirby had the best night of his basketball career, catching the eye of all the spectators, who admire his football talent.

SC 40, Gilroy 38. Smith, varsity standout for three years, will be making his last prep appearance on the auditorium hardwoods against Gilroy in the show down of the Smith’s. There was no doubt who was the hero of this game. Although Smith scored 24 points and got 20 rebounds, Dave Young stole the show. With a minute to go, Young who grabbed 9 rebounds, hit a 30 foot set shot to tie the game at 38-38. Then with less than five seconds to go Kirby threw up a desperation long shot from about half court. Young tipped in the leather sphere in mid air as the buzzer went off for the win. The crowd of 1500 could not contain themselves as they came down from the stands and carried Dave around on their shoulders in what is one of the classic shots taken of action at the Civic. The team threw the coach in the showers and went in with him.

Another outstanding feature of this contest was the accurate passing of Scotter and Esquibel. Their substitute, 5’3” Bobby Alemany hustled around the court like a chicken with his head chopped of on defense. In addition to scoring the tying and winning baskets, Young was taking the ball from the taller Mustangs. On one occasion, he took the ball away from the 6’6” center going for a rebound. Kirby excelled in the stingy defense that held the fine Gilroy team with second team All Northern Cal guard, Dick Smith to 8 points. A person would have had to be there to realize the tense and thrilling contest. It was by far one of the best games ever witnessed on the auditorium pavilion. (Both Smiths ended up as first stringers at Cal)

James Smith played with the vigor of someone trying to prove a point that he was better than the other Smith, Dick. In the opinion of the Trident sports editor it was the best game of James career. Every game James turns in a standout performance, but in this game he looked as if he invented the game. He could do nothing wrong as he controlled both boards, passed superbly, drove sensationally and was amazing on tip ins.

After this game James was named “Prep of the week” by the San Francisco Chronicle. He also is on the verge of breaking Phil Nettos rebound record set just two years ago.

The Cards are assured of at the least a tie for first with this win. No need of that as the Cards did beat Hollister for the sole championship 64-56. In the CCAL, ties are not played off to find a single winner. Instead the two tied teams would be declared Co-Champions. There have been a few cases were Tri-Championships have been crowned. Should there be a tie, a playoff game would be held to determine the team to go on to championship tournaments.

The amazing Cards with a record of 2-2 early, won their next 6 to win the league. In the last game, they rapped Hollister 61-56 for a 8-2 league record. With Smith pouring in 21 points in the first half the Cards went in at half time with a 10 point lead. Smith again led all scorers and rocked the rim for 29 and 15 rebounds. Dave Young turned in another startling performance with his outstanding rebounding and defensive ability. Kirby the second leading scorer potted 12 and was on the boards fighting as usual. Steady Scotter tallied 9 and issued 5 assists, plus his defensive game. Junior, Jim Esquibel replaced Alemany in the starting line up and played exceptionally well and had 4 assists.

Cardinal of the week is junior Jim Esquibel who has worked his way up to a starting guard position teaming up with Dick Scotter to form a fine passing tandem. Jim had four assists in his last game. He has the ability to get the ball were many would be afraid to even try. If anyone is open, Jim will surly feed him the ball.

James Smith led the league in scoring with 210 points for a 21.0 average per game. John Kirby was fifth in scoring with 123 points for an average of 12.4.

James also set the SC record for points scored in a career at SCHS with 1070 points in 65 games for a 16.5 per game average over three seasons.

The Cardinals rated first in offensive stats and fourth on defense. Offensively the Cards had 193 field goals, 168 foul shots, 554 total points for an average of 55.4 per game.

The team will be going to the TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS AT CAL BERKELEY. They will be playing undefeated Sacramento, ranked second in Northern California, in the first round. The probable starting line up are Jim Esquibel and Dick Scotter, guards; James Smith, center; John Kirby and Dave Young, forwards Neither Esquibel or Young were starters at the beginning of the year and both are juniors. The five others in the traveling squad are guards, Ken Caldwell and Bob Alemany; center Jim Webster; forwards, Pat Moore and Gil LaMothe.

The highly ranked Sacramento Dragons were given a scare by the Cards, but came out the victor 59-40. The score was tied at half 27-27. Two ALL NORTHERN CALIFORNIA performers went head to head against one another, Smith at 6’4” and 6’5’ Charles Walker paced their teams in scoring. Walker had 17 and Smith 14. When Smith went out on fouls in the fourth quarter, the Cards were under manned on the boards.

The Cards made an even more impressive showing against Poly of San Francisco in a 53-57 loss. The Cards held a slim 31-28 lead at half time. A comment was made that Poly players had either wings or springs in their legs. Smith led the team in scoring with 18. Kirby and Scotter followed with 13 and 12 respectively. Smith was named ALL TOURNEY.

James Smith at 6’4”, a unanimous choice, on the first team and John Kirby at 6’1” on the second team were honored as ALL CCAL players. James was named on the TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS ALL TOURNAMENT team. The San Francisco papers also selected James as a first team NORHTERN CAL player. Smith resting in third position in the Northern California scoring, boasts a strong 23 point average.

James Smith was chosen ALL NORTHERN CALIFORNIA , two years in a row by the SF Examiner, whose writer, said ”Smith even got better than last year”. The SF Chronicle not only selected James for the second year in a row but chose him as “Prep of the Year”.

LIGHTWEIGHT BASKETBALL LEAGUE CHAMPIONS AND UNDEFEATED FOR THE SEASON Practice games: Salinas Invitational: Pacific Grove 52-28, Monterey 39-37, Salinas 44-40 for the championship. Ayer 75-27, Willow Glen 39-31, Lincoln 65-42, Andrew Hill win, Palo Alto 50-44, St. Francis of Mt. View 26-12 and Junipero Serra of Monterey won. Practice record 10-0. League: Salinas 53-31, 46-32; Watsonville 56-53, 52-25; Gilroy 39-27, win; Hollister 57-29, win; Monterey 63-46, 59-37; League standings: Santa Cruz 10-0, Salinas 7-3, Watsonville and Monterey 5-5, Gilroy 3-7, Hollister 0-10. League record 10-0. Season 20-0.

The Cardlets had a very imposing team this season. They had only two close game during the year and they both were at the preseason Salinas tournament. After defeating Pacific Grove handily, the Cardlets ran into a pesky Monterey team which led up to 3 seconds left in the game. At this point Art Hutcheon intercepted a pass and went in for the score winning the game 39-37. Against Pacific Grove, Steve Smith rang up 16 points and Don McDuffee had 13.

Against the defending league champion Salinas, with 35 seconds to play and down 7 points the team put on a withering press that created a flurry of steals for the win. In the teams next meeting, the difference in the score was almost 30 points. The Cardlet scoring was evenly shared by Al McCommon, Mike Dominguez and Bobby Dabbs all with 11 points.

Starters: forwards, Al McCommon and Mike Domingues; center, Steve Smith; guards, Art Hutcheon and Bob Dabbs. Others by position: forwards, Don Gerig, Gale Yount, Don McDuffee Dave Dominguez; centers, Joe Pappas and Richard Dillworth; guards, Mike Murphy, Richard Criswell, Fred Pfyffer and Gene Williams.

Against Willow Glen, last years All Leaguer sophomore Al Common led the scoring with 12 points and the rebounding as well with 8. Mike Dominguez was close behind with 9 points and 7 rebounds.

In the 65-42 game against Lincoln, freshman center Smith dropped in 26 points to lead the Cardlet attack. He also had 9 rebounds. The team now has 6 wins. The team relies on their height and superb teamwork to talk for them. This was proven by the 45 rebounds and 13 assists made in this game.

Another won rung up against Andrew Hill in an easy game. The reserves played the second half. Center, Steve Smith potted 9 points in the first half.

In the decisive win over Salinas, the entire team was praised for the winning effort. Dabbs scored 19 and played outstanding defensive ball. Hutcheon pulled the team together in the second half with his spirited play.

The Cardlets leave little to be desired in a lightweight team with plenty of height, speed and effective shooters. In the tight 56-53 Kitten contest, three cagers hit double figures in rebounding, McCommon, Smith and Dominguez had 14. 13 and 10 respectively for a nice total of 37. Dominguez, a lanky junior, came into his own against Watsonville by scoring 21 and the next night getting 16 more against Palo Alto. Mike has been having trouble breaking into the starting five, but he was told he will be playing somewhere as long as he keeps up his hustle. Palo Alto proved to be a tough competitor for the Cardlets and they had to put their fast break to good use to beat them 50-44.

In a blow out against Ayer 75-27, Smith scored 18.

Behind the deadly shooting of Dominguez, the Cardlets took advantage of Gilroy’s mistakes and took the game 39-27. Dominguez flipped 19 point through the hoop and accounted for seven rebounds. McCommon couldn’t find the hoop, but he controlled the boards grabbing 10 bounds. Hutcheon, who leads cheers during the varsity action was a defensive demon, picking of Pony passes right and left.

The reserves saw a lot of action against Hollister. The score at half was still 23-6. Ended up 57-29. In league scoring at this time, Dominguez is the top Cardlet in third place with Smith, McCommon and Dabbs in top ten.

Dabbs who has been a pain in the neck to Salinas in particular and all teams in general, paced the Cardlets with 14 points. Bobby scored 11 against them in the preseason tourney and another 19 in the first league game. Salinas is happy they have seen the last of Bobby as a lightweight. In this 63-46 win Smith and Dominguez scored 11 and 10 respectively.

A pressing defense was used very effectively against the Wildkittens this game . Resulting in a 52-25 score. Team leaders scoring and rebounds were Smith with 10 rebounds and 10 points. McCommon 8 rebounds and 10 points. Dominguez led in points with 12.

In league play the team led the league in offense by 7.3 points per game and on defense by 6.7.

The league offensive and defensive numbers are listed in the following order: field goals, foul shots, total points and average per game.
FG FT TP APG
Offensively 203 117 527 52.5
Defensively 141 49 331 33.1
For a spread of 19 points per game.

League scoring by place in the league, and the rest as above.
PLACE FG FT TP AV
Al McCommo fourth 47 22 116 11.6
Dave Dominguez fifth 51 13 115 11.5
Steve Smith eighth 32 32 96 9.6
Bobby Dabbs ninth 34 20 88 8.8
A well balance scoring attack.

Players, games played and total scoring with two games left. Smith 18, 184; McCommon 18. 170; , M. Dominquez 18. 165; Dabbs 17, 119; McDuffee 16. 88; Hutcheon 17, 78; Pappas 14. 23; Gehrig 15, 22; Murphy 13, 18; Criswell 9, 19; Dave Dominguez 9, 9; Dillworth 11, 7; Williams 13, 7; Yount 4, 6; King 4, 2; Pfyffer 5, 0.

The only games won by less than 10 points were early season games against Monterey 39-37 and Salinas 44-40 in the last seconds of games in the Salinas tourney and practice games against Willow Glen by 8 and Palo Alto by 6. In league the closes game was with Watsonville 56-53 and Gilroy 39-27.

The team voted Mike Dominguez MVP, and Mike and Al McCommon co-captains. Joe Pappas, Mission Hill, freshman was voted the most improved.

The following four players were not just scorers, they were all around good players and the ALL CCAL selection committee gave them the recognition they deserved. Juniors, Mike Dominguez, who was not even on first string at the beginning of the season, and Bobby Dabbs were selected on the first five and freshman, Steve Smith and sophomore, Al McCommon were included in the top ten. Steve missed the first team by one vote and Al was first team last year. The voters did not want SC to have four out of the five first team members. Even though, each would have stood out more individually, if they had been on a team that was not as dominating and well rounded. Watsonville played it cool, when Wildkitten coach, Norm Haney picked five Cardlets for all league.

SCHS can be proud to produce six all leaguers out of a possible twenty counting both varsity and lightweights.

Dominguez was constantly tanking shots, when they were needed most. McCommon, a second time All Leaguer was a top scorer and co-captain of the team. Smith was hailed as the best center in the league. Dabbs struck terror in the hearts of this opponents with his alert, shifty and scrappy play. At a rally Dabbs’ true value to the Cardlets was exemplified by co-captain McCommon’s closing statement. “Salinas has a lot of good players and they will be tough for us to handle. If I let my man get by me, I do not have to worry–Dabbs will be right there to cover him.” Salinas was the next best team in the league.

JV BASKETBALL LEAGUE CHAMPS WITH 8-2 RECORD. The JV’s made it a three way sweep, varsity and lightweight also league champs.

Practice games: Palma 60-59, Palo Alto 46-37, Samuel Ayer 82-26, Watsonville 41-25, Gilroy 41-42, Hollister won easy, Salinas won, Monterey 42-34. Not all games reported. From the Tridents, ending league record 8-2 for league championship.

Starters: Ted Henthorne, Bill Scally, Dennis Netoff, Jim Harris, Dennis Cody, Mike Carney and Warren Conrad. Most of the team are juniors. Other team members: Allison, Ron Bengston, Feakes, Jim Kowal, Tim Mealiffe, Bob Netoff, Bob Rauen, S. Scofield, Mike Tara and Ron Worrell.

For the tight Palma game the big guy was Ted “Big Feather” Henthorne, who tanked 25 points to pace the Cardinal five.

In the Watsonville win 41-25, the 6’2”, Jim Harris was the high point man with 11 points with 9 of them coming from the free throw line followed by Dennis Cody with 10 and Ted Henthorne with 9. Mike Carney looked good on defense along with Warren Conrad. Harris and Henthorne controlled the boards. The next night against Palo Alto the Redbirds emerged without the loss of a feather on the top end of things, 46-37. The locals were paced by Dennis Cody netted 13.

In a practice game, the team crushed Ayer 82-26. Harris lead the charge with 18 counters.

The team lost its first league game to Gilroy 41-42. Playing as usual with three men off the varsity, the Cards were paced by Mike Carney and Jim Harris each amassing 12 points.

Beat Hollister easily to have a 4-1 league record. Henthorne burned the nets for 20. Beat Salinas with Henthorne and Harris leading the way scoring 15 and 13 respectively. Starting line up at this time: guards, Bob Netoff and Bill Scally; center, Jim Harris; forwards, Ted Henthorne and Mike Carney.

By beating Monterey 42-34 gave the JV’s a 6-2 record in league with two to go. Junior sharp shooters Mike Carney led the onslaught with tallying 12, with Jim Harris and Bill Scally adding 10 a piece.

Junior, Ted Henthorne was the main gun as he often cut loose in the double figures. His best game was in a 60-59 win against Palma when he scored 25. He had another 20 point game in league. Dennis Cody had a high game of 22 against Gilroy to rank him second in scoring on the team. Showing the most potential for varsity next year is center, Jim Harris, who uses his 6’2” frame well underneath the boards

Coaches choices: Bill Scally best defensive man, Mike Carney best all around player and Ted Henthorne the most consistent player.

C BASKETBALL Los Gatos won, Ayer 42-30, Lincoln 37-18, Salinas 31-20, this is win number seven; Salinas 21-28 for the first loss;

Team members Enos Souza, John Gill, Dave Lemmon, Bill Frandsen, Mike Heren, Dave Hutcheon, Richard Bascau, Richard Dilworth, Jim Jenifer and Jim Castlen.

The C team has won all five of there games so far. In the 42-30 win over Ayer, Rich Dillworth led the scoring with 15 followed by the little spark plug John Gill with 11 points.

Richard Bascau a Branciforte freshman, sparked the wins against Lincoln and Salinas scoring 8 and 14 points.

Junior John Gill was Cardinal of the week for all sports to honor his third season playing C and D basketball and for his all out play each and every game. John is called the “the little spark plug”.

D BASKETBALL Los Gatos 15-6, Ayer 33-18, Lincoln 22-21, Salinas 17-25, 16-30;
Forward Bill Nunes moved down from the C team and proved invaluable in the 33-18 win against Ayer for their second win and their best game of the season. Freshman Steve Delamora was top scorer with 11 points.

Against Lincoln and Salinas, freshman from Mission Hill, Dave Dominguez scored 8 and 7 points for high point honors.

Team members: Ken Walter, Buddy Bates, Doug Roberson, Fred Pfyffer, Jack Craighill, Tom Schot, Kim Street, Dave Dominguez, Bill Nunes, Allan Smith and Steve Dellamora.

WRESTLING CCAL CHAMPIONS
Card wrestlers place five men at CCAL meet. First place winners junior Jim Hunt at 120 pound division, junior Warren King at 138 and senior Tony DeLuca at 145. The three stalwart main stays, rose to the occasion by leading the team to the CCAL CHAMPIONSHIP. Second place finishers were freshman, Dick Gustavson and Richard Carter. All five of these boys will go to the NCS meet in Turlock. John Rogers, Roy Miyoko and Dick Alemany were consistent throughout the season, but did not score at the CCAL meet.

At the Gilroy Invitational meet consisting of ten teams, SC was third. Four wrestlers took first places in this meet: Jim Hunt 120 pounds, Warren King 133, Tony DeLuca 138, and heavyweight, John Rogers. Roy Miyoko took a second at 154.

In a dual match with Palo Alto the Cards won 27-19.

Grapplers drop first league match against wrestling power Gilroy 16-31. Wrestling on the Gilroy mats, the Cards came up with only four individual winners. Junior, Jim Hunt at 120 decisioned his man. Junior, Dick Alemany in this first year out, showed potential in winning by decision from his opponent. At 138, Tony DeLuca was the only SC winner by pinning his man. John “Tank” Rogers at 220 a new comer, decisioned his man in the unlimited class.

SC matmen rap Salinas. Winners by divisions; Eick Gustavson, 112; Jim Hunt, 127; Dick Alemany, 127; Warren King, 133; Tony DeLuca, 145; first year man, Spiro Benias, 145; Roy Miyoko, 154; and Charles Wood, 191.

In their last league dual meet of the year against Hollister, behind going into the last match 18 to 21, heavyweight, John Rogers pinned his man for the win 23-21. Dick Carter at the 165 division also pinned his man. Other winners and their divisions were at 112, Dick Gustavson; at 113, Warren King; and at 138, Tony DeLuca.

Other members not mentioned above: Costanzo, Saffeels, Cliff Buckner, Harkleroad, High, Matthews, Ebert, Hill, Powers and Wally Walker.

At NCS at Hayward Warren King took second place and Tony Deluca took a third place to qualify them to wrestle at the Northern California State finals at Turlock. Senior Tony DeLuca, a four year wrestler took third place at the State meet. Warren King advanced to the finals, but was not able to win in advanced second day competition.

Coaches comments. John Rogers did well in his first year and will be counted on for more points next year. Jim Hunt and Warren King have State meet scoring ability with a little more work, before next year. Seven of the twelve lettermen will be back next year.

BASEBALL Monterey Easter tournament: Pacific Grove 4-0, Watsonville 7-2 and Salinas 3-4 for second place. MPC 1-7, 5-11. (Since MPC is a junior college these games will not count in the final record.) Carmel win, Los Gatos 5-0, Bellarmine 10-3, Many games missing. Trident practice record 9-3 not counting MPC. League: Watsonville 14-4, 9-0, Salinas 0-2, 3-1; Monterey 0-3, 4-5; Gilroy 9-0, win; Hollister 12-9, 2-5. League record 6-4, second place. Season 16-8 from Sentinel article.

Going into the last game of the league season there were four teams tied for first place. SC, Watsonville, Salinas and Monterey. It ended with four teams one game apart. Monterey and Watsonville won their games to tie for the title with 7-3 records. SC and Salinas lost their games to tie for second with 6-4 records..

Players by position: catchers, Ken Johnson and John Filice; pitchers, Fred McPherson, Ron Worrell, Jerry Baptista, Curt Sandman, Mike Mason and Mike Tara; 1B, Bob Lockwood; 2B, Bruce McPherson also a SS and Bruce Bettencourt also an OF; SS, Dave Young also a pitcher; 3B, John Kirby; outfielders, Al McCommon, Ken Negro also a pitcher, Pete Pappas. Long time manager for many SC teams Ernie Penrose.

Cards Drop Lid lifter to Strong MPC 7-1. Junior Ron Worrell pitched three innings without giving up a earned run. The young Cards could only come up with three hits, one a double by first baseman Bob Lockwood and two other scratch hits by Bruce Bettencourt and Pete Pappas.

Salinas Edges Cards To Win Monterey EasterTournament 4-3. In the 7-2 tournament win over Watsonville, center fielder Ken Negro hit a 300 foot home run to pace the win. For this and his good hitting in the clean up spot, Ken was named the Cardinal of the week. Watsonville sports section was bragging about striking Ken out last season and expected to do even better this season got a rude awakening. Ken has been an important member of the team for three years, playing the outfield, pitching, hitting and being looked up to by the rest of the team.

In the championship game loss to Salinas 3-4 Al McCommon, the clubs leading hitter, who lashed out three singles on four trips to the plate. During these games their were three sophomores starting: Bob Lockwood a returnee first baseman from last year as a freshman, Bruce McPherson at shortstop and Al McCommon in left field.

In a fast league game that took a little over an hour to play, Fred McPherson and bespectacled, sneaky fast portsider Vern Kemp from Salinas, combined to pitch brilliantly with Fred giving up three hits to one for Kemp for a 2-0 Salinas win. Catcher Ken Johnson got the only base hit, a double in the seventh for the Cards.

Fred McPherson was named Cardinal of the week for his excellent pitching this season. He has lost games by one or two runs in which he pitched well enough to win. This is Fred’s third year as a starter. Fred has been a key player for all three years.

Card Clouters Clobber Bells 10-3. John Kirby’s bases loaded triple in the sixth inning was the big hit of the game. Scrappy Bruce Bettencourt knocked across three runs on a single and triple. Shortstop Bruce McPherson and Jerry Baptista had the other hits. Jerry Baptista pitched the first 4 1/3 innings and left with the score 3-3. Fireman Curt Sandman came in and finished the game for his third win of the season.

Cards Whip Wildcats 14-4, On Five Bingles. The game was marred by nine Watsonville errors and the same number of walks. Only three Card runs were earned. The Redbirds scored all their runs in two innings, exploding with eight big tallies in the first and finishing up with six more in the sixth inning. All SC hits were singles, with John Kirby getting two and Bruce Bettencourt, Ken Negro and Dave Young supplied the other blows. Fred McPherson gained the win.

John Kirby is Cardinal of the week for his consistent play at second base or at any other position in the infield he might be needed to play, plus his good hitting. John has made ALL CCAL in football and basketball and will likely add baseball to his honors this year.

Mike Mumbles. In the first week of CCAL competition it looks to be six evenly matched teams with scores being 2-0, 3-2 and 2-1. The next week it was almost the opposite with scores of 16-0, 14-4 and 7-0. For SC in it’s two games this last week, rolled up 24 runs on just 10 hits.

Kirby Shines; MPC Beats SC 11-5. John Kirby hitting in the clean up spot, lashed out three hits in four trips to the plate to get a majority of the Cards five hits. One of the hits was Johns first homer of the year. The two other hits came from Dave Young, who moved from third to shortstop and relief pitcher in this game and Fred McPherson. Sophomore Don Gerig moved up from jayvees to play third base and lead off. Junior Ron Worrell started on the mound and went the first five innings.

Monterey scores three runs in the first inning to win the game 3-0. Bruce Bettencourt broke up a bid for a no hitter with a sharp single in the third inning. Each team in the league has at least one excellent pitcher and on the day they pitch the scores will be low.

Cardinal of the week is left fielder and a top hitter on the Card nine, Bruce Bettencourt who provided the big blow of the win over Gilroy 9-0. Bettencourt hit a three run homer over the centerfield fence. Bruce was a back on the championship football team this year and was a first team back for the lightweight team in previous years. He won the league batting title last year. (and this year missed being an unanimous ALL CCAL choice by one vote). Base hits were well distributed throughout the line up. Sophomore experiment at third base, Don Gerig was the only player to get two hits, while playing creditable defense and served as lead off man in the revised team and batting order. Kirby and Negro each had doubles. Other hitters were Johnson, Young, John Filice, Lockwood and McCommon. Six foot six inch Junior Ron Worrell gave up only two hits and they were to the same batter, while throwing a shutout.

Cards Outscore Hollister 12-9, In Wild Game. Kirby belts 2 HR’s. Highlight of the slugfest was John Kirby’s two sky high home runs that sailed out of Harvey West Park. Big Ken Negro rapped out three singles and Ken Johnson laced a double and single. To round out the nine hit barrage were singles by Bruce Bettencourt and Fred McPherson. Fireman Curt Sandman came in the last three innings to squelch a Haybaler uprising. Hollister’s ace gave up 8 runs in the first two innings.

With a big fifth inning the Cards scored six runs to lock up their victory over Watsonville 9-0. Fred McPherson registered a nifty shut out allowing only two hits with only two balls getting out of the infield. “Mac” fanned seven Cats, walked two and displayed good control. Dave Young an improved sticker with each game and scrappy Bruce McPherson got singles along with John Kirby’s two hits. Most of the damage was done with the 14 walks the Cats gave up. Kirby is the only Card sticker to hit over the .330 level with a .333 average as of now.

Under the Arcs at Harvey West Park, the Cards lashed Serra High of San Mateo 10-4. Ron Worrell scattered five hits well, but needed help from Curt “Stu Miller” Sandman in the top of the seventh, when Serra scored three of their runs. Top hitters were John Kirby with a line drive home run, Ken Negro who followed John with another blasted to the fence this time and a two run scoring double by Bruce Bettencourt.

Cards Edge Cowboys 3-1 To Tie For First. Fred McPherson tosses a three hitter all singles. The Cards got all three runs the first inning getting eight hits in all. Bruce Bettencourt and Dave Young each collected two hits for the improved Cards, who have won their last three games. Other hits were by Don Gerig, Ken Johnson, Bob Lockwood and Bruce McPherson. The Cards missed Salinas’ ace Vern Kemp who had pitched 11 innings earlier in the week.

Cards Drop Crucial 4-5 To ‘Dores; Bettencourt whacks 4 bagger. Prior to the game both teams were tied for the league title. This Monterey win puts them one game ahead in the standings. SC is in a three way tie for second with Salinas and Watsonville. The spirited Cards were leading 3-2 going into the top of the seventh, when Monterey scored twice to go ahead 4-3. In the bottom of the inning Bruce Bettencourt hit his second home run of the season to tie the score and send the game into extra innings. Things were quiet until the ninth when Monterey drove out two doubles to send the winning run across. John Kirby pushed two runs across in the fifth inning. Fred McPherson pitched a good game striking out 13 and giving up only 7 hits in nine innings. Bettencourt rapped a double to go along with his timely HR. Ken Negro contributed two hits, one a double for an RBI. Others with a hit were Don Gerig, Ken Johnson, Bob Lockwood and Bruce McPherson.

Next year the pitching staff as well as the whole team will be strong with experience.

ALL CCAL from Sentinel
Bettencourt, Kirby Placed On All League Nine. The tight CCAL baseball race ended with four teams one game apart. Monterey and Watsonville won their games and tied for the title with 7-3 records. SC and Salinas lost their games and tied for second with 6-4 records.
Outfielder Bruce Bettencourt for the second year in a row missed being a unanimous choice by one vote. Last year Bruce was all league at second base. He hit for a .323 average, was a team spark plug and was a threat on the bases.
John Kirby was chosen as a utility infielder and he has played any where he has been needed by the Cards. He hit for a .258 average. Kirby has marked new heights in his athletic career. Probably one of the greatest all around athletes to come out of Santa Cruz in a decade. The senior made the all league teams in three sports this school year, football, basketball and baseball. Two other Cardinals, outfielder Ken Negro and catcher Ken Johnson were considered for the team.

JV BASEBALL Practice games: Carmel 16-7, Palma varsity 14-5, 2-0; Holy Cross varsity 2-1, 7-3; League: Monterey 3-2, 3-4, 0-0, 11innings; Salinas 1-1, Watsonville loss, 2-3 in 9 innings; Hollister 8-0. Season record 14-4.

Players: Mike Murphy, Wally Walker, Ron Neumann, Mike Hutcheon, Bounds, Tom Schot, Henry Kadatoni, Bob Elliott, Dale Yount, Ron Sousa, Byron Shields, Don McDuffee, Gary Wright, Jim Kowal, Mac Morelli, Don Gerig and Jerry Christensen.

In their first game win 16-7 against Carmel, the top hitters were Ron Souza who went 3-4 and Ron Neumann collected a home run. Pitcher Jim Marker went three innings of no hit, no run ball and Jerry Baptista finished out the game for the win.

Javyee Nine Dump Palma Horeshiders, The Palma varsity went down 14-5. Junior fast baller Jerry Baptista went the distance allowing only two earned runs for his third win. Catcher John Filice threw out three men on the bases, went 2-5 and had 3 RBI‘s for an excellent day. Don McDuffee went 2-3 and had 3 RBI’s.

Hard throwing junior right hander Jerry Baptista notched his fourth pitching triumph in a 2-1 win over formerly undefeated Holy Cross varsity. Bobby Dabbs, a newcomer to the team, scored the initial run and then socked a double to help provide the clincher. Three other Cards collected base knocks, third baseman Al McCommon, second sacker Wally Walker and outfielder Ron Souza.

Jayvees Bop ‘Baler Nine With 8-0 Win. Sophomore shortstop Bruce McPherson was 3-4 and stole three bases. Wally Walker drove in two runs with two solidly hit doubles. Don McDuffee, who splits his time between pitching and playing the infield, got credit for the win. Don baffles the batters with his curve ball. He has allowed only one earned run in 26 innings.

JV’s Walk Over Panthers 7-3. Unloading a 10 hit assault on Holy Cross the Cards coasted to a 7-3 win. Top hitter was Mike Murphy with four hits, one a triple, was followed by Ron Souza and Wally Walker with two hits. Al McCommon and Don McDuffee each had a hit and pitched in the game.

In a tight pitching duel, Don McDuffee pitched 11 innings of scoreless ball to be stopped by darkness in a 0-0 tie game with Monterey.

Jerry Baptista pitched a two hitter to beat Palma 2-0. John Filice, scrappy little chatterbox catcher led the hitting attack rapping out two hits.

One of the starting line ups had Jerry Baptista, junior fastballer who specializes in control will toe the hill. Behind the plate it will either by John Filice or Gary Wright. Freshman Mike Murphy at first, slick fielding Wally Walker or Don Gerig at second, hard hitting Don McDuffee at third, Dave Hutcheon at shortstop, Ron Neumann in left, Mac Morelli in center and powerful Ron Souza in right. This year the jayvees have a very strong bench. At any given time the second string could take over an do just as well as the first team.

Coaches comments. Slugger and pitcher Don McDuffee was the best all around player. Don in 61 innings pitched allowed only two earned runs a .30 runs per game average. Jerry Baptista had the best won loss record as he did not lose a game. First sacker, Mike Murphy a freshman from Branciforte was the best stick, hitting a solid .308. Mike is the top candidate to play varsity next year.

TRACK
May 18. Cards Fail To Place In NCS Meet. Menlo-Atherton won both varsity and lightweights. In the varsity competition, Salinas was just five points back in second place and in lightweights, Salinas took fourth place. Dick Scotter took sixth place in the pole vault at 12-0 and Lon Bell also finished sixth in his 440 heat, while Terry Chizmar failed to place in the 880. CCAL schools and places: Salinas second, 27 points; King City seventh, 15 points; Carmel fifteenth, 5 and Monterey twenty-first, 2.
Lightweights: SC’s lone entrant, sophomore Bob Turnage finished eighth in the pole vault at 11-0. CCAL members scoring: Salinas, fourth, 19 points, Watsonville, fifteenth, 7; Gonzales, sixteenth, 5; Hollister eighteenth, 2.

Sentinel May 10. Scores of the varsity CCAL meet, which is a combination of the “A” and “B” division teams. Salinas 77, Monterey 70, Carmel 35, King City 18, Watsonville and Hollister 15, Live Oak 11, Santa Cruz and Pacific Grove 2, Gilroy 1, Gonzales and SLV 0. This makes the tenth consecutive time for Salinas to be track champions 1950 to 1959. Placing in the CCAL meet were Fred Graeber, who made the best showing for the two SC varsity thinclads placing fourth in the high jump at 5-8. Dick Scotter went out at 11-6 to get a three way tie for fifth in the pole vault.
Lightweights CCAL Monterey 67, Salinas 61, Watsonville 57, Pacific Grove 16, Santa Cruz 15, Gilroy 10, SLV 9, Gonzales 9, Hollister 2, King City 1 Carmel and Live Oak 0. The Cardlets made a fine showing, thanks largely to Warren King in three events. He was second in the high jump, fourth in shot put and 70 high hurdles to tally eight of the Cardlets 15 points. Freshman Claude Schmidt was a pleasant surprise, when he tied for second in the pole vault clearing 10-6. Bob Alemany reeled off a third in 1320. Co-coach Walt Wattenberg said, “He was referring to fourth place. Larry Duke, who was ill and was not able to make the time trials, might have placed in the 330 and even the broad jump.”

May 8. Chizmar, Bell Pace Varsity as both of them took first in their heats. The SC thinclads, six varsity and four Cardlets qualified for the finals of the CCAL meet. Out of the 12 schools participating, only five teams qualified more individuals than SC in varsity competition. Salinas has 24, Monterey and Carmel 14, King City 13 and Watsonville 11. Chizmar ran the 880 in 2:06.8, while Bell was clocked in the 440 at 53.7. Mike Valine qualified in the 100 yard dash, Rich Novak in the 180 low hurdles, Charlie Wise in the mile and Dick Scotter in pole vault.
Lightweights: making the finals are Tim Meehan, 660; Bob Alemany, 1320; Bob Turnage, pole vault and Larry McWilliams, high jump. Salinas qualified 25 lightweights to give them a total of 39 athletes from their school. Wise and Alemany made fine “kicks” to qualify late in their distance events. Wise was running fourth in the backstretch of the last lap, dropped to fifth and then caught his man. Only the top four in each heat, there were 18 milers, to qualify. Alemany moved from seventh to third in the last lap of the 1320. Novak barely got into the finals in the low hurdles. He took third in his heat with the first two places in each heat and the third best of all the heats qualified.

May 5. Big Four Track. Miracle Happens; Salinas Defeated by Monterey in the Twenty-eight annual Big Four meet, when Monterey’s 440 relay team won the final event for the Toreador win. Score: Monterey 108, Salinas 101, Watsonville 25, SC 11. Co-coach Al Wright commented, that he was fairly happy with the way his squad performed. “We were up against tough competition, but we looked good in the events we entered.” Dick Scotter placed in three events. He was third in the pole vault, fifth in the 180 low hurdles and tied for fifth in the broad jump. Fred Graeber was second in the high jump. Mike Valine was third in the 440.
Lightweights: Score: Watsonville 79. Salinas and Monterey 73 and SC 19. SC improved on their last seasons score. Warren King placed in three events to led the Cardlets with 8 points, King took a second in the high jump, a fourth in the 70 high hurdles and fifth in the shot put. Schmidt tied for second in the pole vault. Larry Duke was third in the 330. Alemany was third in the 1320. Dillworth tied for fourth in the high jump.

May 16. Cardlets Take 3 Firsts in Losers/Consolation Track Meet. This meet is for everyone not qualifying for the NCS meet. Varsity Scoring: Salinas 49, Carmel 47, Monterey 31, King City 23, SC 20, Live Oak 17, Watsonville 17, Hollister 11, Gonzales 7.
Second place: Mike Valine, 100 and 220. Charlie Wise, mile. Fifth place: Carter, 180 low hurdles. Cavanaugh and Wise tied for fifth. Three SC varsity athletes: Terry Chizmar, 880, Dick Scotter, pole vault and Lon Bell, 440 are competing in the NCS Region II meet today, along with Cardlet Bob Turnage in the pole vault.
Lightweights: Team scoring: Monterey 50, Salinas 46, Watsonville 45, SC 42, Hollister 29, Live Oak 17, King City 7, Gonzales and Carmel 3, PG 2, SLV 0. As the Cardlets finished fourth in the CCAL meet. First place winners were Bob Alemany, 1320 in 3:34.0, Larry Duke, 330 no time and third place in broad jump. Warren King high jump at 5-4, scored wins for the Cardlets. Second place: Meehan, 660. Crane, 330. Third place: Ritchey, shot put. Fifth place: SC 440 relay team.

Sentinel preseason write up of February 19. Cardinal Track Prospects Are Brightest In History according to new coaches Merlin Bradshaw and Walt Wattenberg. Thirty-seven athletes are signed up for lightweights and 23 for the varsity with the hopes to keep at least 40 men out all season. Bradshaw is pleased with the Cardlet candidates, mentioning sophomore Mike Valine, Robert Turnage back from last year and Gordon Smith, who runs the 75 and 150 and a ptential relay man. Turnage runs the 75, pole vaults and broad jumps.

Sentinel March 9. Watsonville Takes Tri-Meet, Cards Second In Both Divisions. Unexpectedly the varsity outshined the Cardlets in the first meet of the season. In the varsity meet it was Watsonville 71, SC 46, Live Oak 21. SC took three varsity first places. Terry Chizmar won 880 in 2:09.8. He drew praise from coach Bradshaw, who also thought Lon Bell who was second to Chizmar in the 880 ran well. Henry Wall was a surprise first in the mile. The third Card first place finisher was Ted Baer, the son of City schools PE coordinator Roger Baer. Ted leaped 18-10 in the broad jump. Second placers: Valine, 100, second in 220, third in broad jump. White, mile. Bell, 440. 880 relay team. Cheney, shot put. Third placers: Wall, 120 high hurdles. Carter, 180 low hurdles. Basinger, shot put and third in discus. Lilja, high jump. Fourth place: Novak, 180 low hurdles.
In lightweights: Watsonville 101, SC 28, Live Oak 13. Lone bright spot for the lightweights was the high jumping of Roger Keenan, who jumped 5-9 for only Cardlet first. His jump would have won the varsity event. Second place: Alemany, tied for second in 330 and took four in 75 dash. Benias, 1320. 440 relay team. Angell, pole vault and discus fourth.
Third place: McWilliams, 70 high hurdles. Walton, 680. Turnage, 150. Wall, 1320.
Fourth place: Duke, 330.

In a dual meet with Watsonville the varsity lost 46-64. The brightest note of the day was Dick Scotters three first in the pole vault, 180 low hurdles and the broad jump. Mike Valine won the 220 and was second in 440.. Other placers were Fred Graeber, second places in 100, 220 and high jump. Larry McWilliams tied for second in the high jump and was third in 120 high hurdles. Cliff Buckner second in discus and third in shot put. Spiro Benias second 880. Tom Sanders was in a three way tie for second place in the high jump. Tim Mealiffe, second in mile. Jim Harris second in shot put and John Knapp third in discus.
The lightweights lost 26-87. Winners were Bob Alemany in the 1320 and Warren King in high jump. Warren also took third places in the 70 yard high hurdles and shot put. Multiple placers were Phil Duke, second in 75 yard dash and third in broad jump. Claude Schmidt, second in high jump and pole vault. Single event placers were Ray Meehan, second in 660 and Enos Souza in 330.

March 27. Turnage Sets Pole Vault Mark. SC mauled SLV 99-14 in SLV‘s first year of year of having a track team.. Dick Scotter, out for his second day after basketball, won two events as did sprinter Mike Valine. Scotter won the pole vault at 11-4 and then tried to break the school record by clearing 11-11. He barely missed, by not throwing his wrists and arms up after he cleared the bar on his third try. The record is now held by Ronald Hall, who cleared 11-10 in 1946. Valine won the 110 yard dash (was missed marked. The distance should have been 100) in 11.6 and the 220 in 24.6. Rest are by event, name, place and first place times:
120 high hurdles: Novak, 21.2, Lybrand and Carter.
880: Chizmar, 2:08.3, McClellan, SLV
High jump: Keenan, 5-7, Wise, Carter.
100: Valine, Chizmar, SLV
Shot put: SLV, SLV, Buckner third
440: Bell, 55.6, Barbre, DeDora.
120 low hurdles: Carter, 15.2, Novak, Wise.
Discus: McCray, 89-4, Basinger, Buckner.
220: Valine, Barbre, Benias.
Pole vault: Scotter, Cavanaugh and Wise tied for second.
Mile: White, 5:03.2,Wall, McLellan.
Broad jump: Scotter, 18-5, SLV, SLV.
880 relay: Valine, Barbre, Bell and Chizmar, SC, SLV.
Lightweights: SC 96, SLV 16. Sophomore Cardlet track star Robert Turnage, broke the lightweight pole vault record by four inches, sailing over the bar at 10-10. The previous mark was shared by five former Cardlets, Tony DeLuca, 1957; Fred Migues, 1949, Bob Puget, 1940; Robert Williams, 1939 and Daniel Dotta, 1934. Junior Warren King tied a 20 year old school record for the high jump as he cleared 5-7¼. He now shares the record previously set by Lee Macaulay in 1938. Roger Keenan’s jump two weeks ago will not stand as he was never weighed and is now on the varsity. Rest are by event, name, place and first place times:
High jump: King, 5-71/4, McWilliams, SLV.
70 high hurdles: McWilliams, 10.8, Wall, Johnson.
660: Alemany, 1:35.7, Walton, Wilson.
Discus: Angell, 99-10, Nichols, Weyman.
75: SLV, 8.4, Steen, Duke.
330: King, 40.7, Duke, Meehan.
120 low hurdles: Richey, 16.0, McWilliams, Angell.
Broad jump: Weyman, 17-5, Ritchey, SLV.
Shot put: SLV, 43-9, Turnage, Ritchey.
150: Steen, 17.7, Alemany, SLV
Pole vault: Trunage, 10-10, new school record, Angell, no third place
1320: Wall, 4:09.3, McCullah, Conquest.
Relay: McWilliams, Steen, Alemany, Turnage.

Mike Mumbles. Any one taking first place for the track teams will get a ticket for himself and a guest for a meal at Luther’s Sea Breeze. Lightweight broad jumper Larry Duke has the league best lightweight jump of 19’6 ½”.

March 30. In a three way meet with Monterey and Gonzales the varsity scores were Monterey 97, SC 32 and Gonzales 13. The only first place finish for the varsity was Bob Barbre in the 440 in 57.1. Second place: Valine, 100 and fourth in 220. White, mile. Wise. pole vault and fifth in high jump. 880 relay. Third place: Benias, 880. DeDora, 440. Carter, 180 low hurdles. Fourth place: Novak, 70 high hurdles and 180 low hurdles. Wall, mile. McCray, discus.
Lightweights: Monterey 81, SC 36 and Gonzales 24. The Cardlets were competitive and exciting as they were almost even with Monterey 30-28 after six of the thirteen events were finished, but that was as close as they got. First place finishers were Robert Turnage in a pole vault of 10’6” and was fourth in 75 dash and shot put. Larry McWilliams in 70 high hurdles in 10.4, second in high jump and fourth in the 120 low hurdles. Bob Alemany in 660 in 1:33.9 and Warren King in high jump at 5-5. Second place: 440 relay team. Third place: Angell, pole vault. Steen, 150 dash. Fourth place: Duke, 330. Williams, high jump. Richey, broad jump.

April 10. Dick Scotter Clears 11-4 In Pole Vault. SC chalked up a double victory in a three way meet at Memorial Field. The varsity score: SC 75, Gonzales 45, SLV 19. It was SC’s first three way victory of the year. Dick Scotter equaled his earlier 11-4 tops in the pole vault, which is second in the CCAL. He also won the broad jump at 18-4. Other winners for SC were Chizmar, 880 in 2:17.5 and fourth in 100. Bell, 440, in 56.1. Valine, 110 in 11.1 and 220 in 24.5. Novak, 120 low hurdles in 15.5 and second place in 120 high hurdles. Wise, high jump at 5-6. 880 relay. Second place: Benias, 880. Mealiff, mile. Lass, discus. Cavanaugh, pole vault. Third place: Lybrand, 120 high hurdles. Steen, 440. Olds, 120 low hurdles. McLellan, mile. McCray, discus. Wise, pole vault. Fourth place: Buckner, shot put. Riblet, 120 low hurdles. Lybrand, mile.
Lightweight score: SC 69, Gonzales 50, SLV 21. SC had to come from behind to overtake Gonzales. It wasn’t until the 330 that the Cardlets over took Gonzales as Larry Duke took first in 41.6 and Ray Meehan took second. Duke also fourth in the 75 dash. Other winners were McWilliams, 70 high hurdles in 10.2, second in 120 low hurdles and third in high jump. Alemany, 660 in 1:36.4. Turnage, pole vault at 10-6 and discus at 106-6 and third in 150. Souza, 1320 in 3:48.9. Weyman, broad jump at 17-6 and fourth in discus. King, high jump at 5-5. Relay SC. Second place: Angell, pole vault and third in the 120 low hurdles. Johnson, 1320. Third place: Walton, 1320. Fourth place: Frandsen, broad jump. Williams, high jump.

April 13.At the King City Relays, Terry Chizmar won his heat of the 880, but his time of 2:04.6 placed him fourth. King City won the varsity meet with 30 points followed by Salinas 28. SC score 2 points.
Lightweights: Watsonville tied for first with Santa Clara with 33 points and SC had ½ points. Warren King tied for fifth in the high jump with a leap of 5-6.

April 13. At the SCCAL Reserves meet at Memorial Field, while the top members of the teams went to King City, Salinas won both divisions. In the six team varsity field, SC came in fourth: Salinas 89, Monterey 55, Watsonville 42, SC 26, Hollister 10, Live Oak 3. SC had no event winners. Second place: Lybrand, 120 high hurdles and high jump. Third place: King, 110. Dedora, 440, fifth in 100. McClellan, mile and four in pole vault. SC 880 relay team.
Fifth place: Riblet, 120 high hurdles.
Lightweights: In the seven team lightweights, SC ended up fifth with 5 points. Williams took fourth in high jump. The 440 relay team took third.

April 18. Wildcats Led By Only 10 points After Eight Events. As prophesied by head coach Merlin Bradshaw, the Card varsity gave Watsonville “a run for their money.” The final score was Watsonville 67, SC 47, but after eight of the 13 events had been completed in the dual meet, the Wildcats held only a slim 40-31 lead. Ten point is not much in track as each event has nine points. SC piled up four firsts, six seconds, seven thirds and a tie for third. Card winners were Spiro Benias, 880 in 2:14.7. Len Bell, 440 in 55.0. In the 180 low hurdles, Dick Scotter and Rich Novak ran a dead heat in 23.5. Scotter was second in the pole vault and third in broad jump. Novak also was third in the 120 high hurdles. The meet was climaxed with the most exciting race of the day. The 880 relay team of Mike Valine, Dick King, Len Bell and Noel DeDora won in 1:40.2. But they were helped along when a Cat runner fell attempting to pass the baton. Second place: Lybrand, 120 high hurdles and third in the 180 low hurdles. Valine was second in 220 and third in 100. Wise, second in mile and high jump. Third place: Steen, 880. DeDora, 440. Olds, 220. Mealiff, mile. Cavanaugh, pole vault.
Lightweights: Watsonville 98, SC 16. Larry Duke was the only SC winner with a time of 39.6 in the 330. Second place: McWilliams, 70 high hurdles, tied for third in high jump. Alemany, 1320. Third place: Souza, 660. Turnage, discus. Angell, pole vault. Ritchey, shot put. King tied in the high jump.

April 27. Scotter Gets Three First, vaults 11-5 1/4. SC took eight of the 13 first places in a three way meet with SLV and Live Oak of Morgan Hill. SC 79, Live Oak 31, SLV 23. SC made it a double victory as the lightweights won also. Dick Scotter got off his hest pole vault of the year and was the meets outstanding performer garnering three first. The other two were a broad jump of 18-6 and the 120 low hurdles in 15.1. A double winner was Mike Valine who won the 100 in 11 seconds and the 220 in 24.4. Other SC winners: Mike Lybrand, 220 high hurdles in 19.5. Charles Lass, discus at 40-5 and also a third in broad jump. Tim Mealiff, mile in 5:15.8. Second place: Novak, 120 high hurdles, third in 120 low hurdles and third in high jump. King, 100. Vajretti, shot put and third in discus. McCray, discus. Bell, 440. Lilja, high jump and fourth in broad jump. 880 relay team. Third place: Benias, 880 and fourth in 220. Buckner, shot put and discus. Cavanaugh, pole vault and fourth in shot put.
Lightweights: SC 89, SLV 28, Live Oak 19. SC took ten of the 13 top spots, led by Ron Angell, who captured three events. Angell hurled the discus 97-8, pole vaulted 9-6 and ran the 120 low hurdles in 16.1. Warren King won two firsts, the high jump at 5-6, the broad jump at 18-10 and was third in the 75 dash. Other Cardlet winners: Larry McWilliams, 70 high hurdles in 10.6, second in high jump and fourth in 75. Ron Souza, 660 in 34.6 and second in 120 low hurdles. Walter Duke, 330 in 38.3 and second in broad jump. Joe Riitchey, shot put at 46-9 and third in high jump. Bob Alemany, 1320 in 39.8. Other SC scorers: Second place: Weyman, discus, second in shot put and third in broad jump. Walton, 660 and fourth in 120 low hurdles. Johnson, 1320 and third in 150 dash. Third place: Meeham, 70 high hurdles and fourth in 330. Crane, 150 dash. Fourth place: Wall, 70, high hurdles and 1320. Frandsen, discus. Wilson, 660.

Trident. Cardinals of the week. Yes two outstanding track men Dick Scotter and Warren King. Dick vaulted 12’4” to better his old record by 5 inches. He also took first in the broad jump, low hurdles and was the lead off for the winning relay team. Five winners is not bad for one days work. Warren King who beat his previous school record jump by going 5’8”. The previous record was good for 22 years as Warren only tied it. Warren also took first in the 70 yard high hurdles, and the shot put. He also ran the anchor leg on the winning relay team.

Trident. Cardinal of the week was Bob Alemany who earned a medal for taking first place in the 1320 at the Big 4 meet. This is Bob’s third year on the team. Bob is one of the hardest working tracksters. Alemany was an ALL CCAL lightweight player in basketball for two years and finished out his senior year starting for the championship varsity team this year.

Trident. In all the big meets, such as the CCAL, Big Four and King City Relays, SC was chewed up. The Cardinals won some small meets and were very effective on their home track.
At the league meet Terry Chizmar led the pack in the 880 through the first lap, but was passed by the first place finisher in league record time. Terry took fourth place.
Lightweight stick outs were Warren King who cracked the high jump mark with a jump of 5’8” and Bob Alemany is a top man in the 1320. One day in practice, Bob his 115 pound frame of pure determination carried the little speedster, decided to run the mile for time and came in at a good time of 4:48.

Team members: Enos Souza, N. Frye, Cliff Buckner, Sperio Benias, Terry Chizmar, Dick Scotter, Ron Angell, Joe Ritchey, Mike Valine, John Bobbitt, Larry McWilliams, Fred Graeber, Chuck Wise, Richard Cater, John Knapp, Fred Graeber, R. Sanders, Tim Mealiffe, Bob Netoff, Joe Ritchey, B. Harold, Dennis Cody, J. Crow, Bob Vajretti, G. Williams, J.Harris, D. Dudfield, D. Swan, A. Wood, Gale Yount, Gordon Smith, R. Meehan, J. Arnold, R. Anderson, R. Dillworth, R. Packer, L. Duke, Robert Turnage, W. Ring. Warren King, Steve Van Ness, Claude Schmidt, S. Powers, Bob Alemany, Bill Frandsen, Albert Johnson, Craig Wilson, Richard Crane and D. Yokota.

TENNIS Matches: Live Oak 6-1, Monterey 2-5, Watsonville 3-4 and Live Oak win. These are not all the matches.

Against Monterey, James Smith won his match by the scores of 6-8, 8-6, and 7-5. Art Hutcheon won his 1-6, 8-6 and 6-3 for the only SC wins. Freshman Steve Smith drew praise for his coach for his high potential and good play.

Against Watsonville in the closes league match of the year, it came down to doubles play, where SC won the first set, but lost the next two. James Smith and Art Hutcheon won their doubles match. James and his brother Steve won their singles matches to round out the three wins for SC.

In the Live Oak match the only loss was in one of the doubles matches. Winners were Robert Haley, James Smith, Art Hutcheon, Clyde Izant and Jim Harris. Doubles winners were Hutcheon and Smith. Losers in doubles were Izant and Harris.

Other team members: Mike Fearnehough, Bryon Kingdom, Johnson, Selzer and Dennis Glaum.

Art Hutcheon and James Smith were CCAL champions in doubles.

GOLF Wins CCAL Tournament, Take Second in League
Matches: Watsonville 4-11, Gilroy 11 ½ to 3 1/2. Pacific Grove 8-7, Monterey 10-5, James Lick 7 1/2 to 11 1/2

Against Watsonville, scrappy Fred Pfyffer copped top medalist honors carding a 75. Andy Gustavson and James Smith carded 83’s

SC Golfers Sneak By Tough Breakers 8-7 in a dual match. Basketball star James Smith played the role of a golf star as he took three points from Pacific Grove’s number one man to lead the Cards to their narrow margin of victory.

After defeating Gilroy the golfers have an 8-1 record to tie for the league lead with Watsonville. Scoring strokes leader James Smith carded a creditable 74 followed by Fred Pfyffer who turned in a 76, also good for three points. The first two men score a total of 6 points. Other scores were Andy Gustavson 83 and Bob Bengston 82 both earning 2 ½ points. Mel Haber carded a 88 for ½ point.

Golfers Win CCAL Tourney; Lose to PG 9-6; for 2nd Place in CCAL.
The league has combined the league standings and the tournament points earned between all the schools at the end of the season to come up with a CCAL champion. Pacific Grove won the league by beating SC in their match and having the best won loss record. They received points for that. In the match with PG, Fred Pfyffer won medalist honors, first place with a low score of 75, which garnered two points for SC. Steve Smith carded a fine 78 to pick up another two points and Ron Bengston shot a 78 for the final two tallies, which totals up to 6 points to PG’s 9. This left the Cards in a two way tie for second with Watsonville.

Two weeks ago the SC golfers playing on home grounds, copped the annual CCAL tournament. James Smith and Fred Pfyffer both shot 80’s. Steve Smith and Ron Bengston really came through for SC by carding 82’s to give the Cards 324 tallies to Watsonville’s 341 for the win. A Watsonville player won medalist honors for the league by shooting a 74.

Team members: The matches first players in competition: Steve Smith, James Smith, Ken Caldwell, Fred Pfyffer, Ron Bengston and Andy Gustavson. Others: Pat Moore, Wilson, Bob Bengston, Rich Carter, D. Ebert, R. Gustavson, R. Haber, Halbach, Ron Lowe, Russell and J. Ritchey.

INDIVIDUALS
Cardinal of the week was Bob Alemany who earned a medal for taking third place in the 1320 at the Big 4 meet. This is Bob’s third year on the team. Bob is one of the hardest working tracksters. Alemany was an ALL CCAL lightweight player in basketball for two years and finished out his senior year starting for the championship varsity team this year. Bob also helped coach the C and D basketball teams this year. Lightweight stand out Bob Alemany is a top man in the 1320. One day in practice, Bob his 115 pound frame of pure determination carried the little speedster, decided to run the mile for time and came in at a good time of 4:48.

John Kirby Named Outstanding Card. Versatile SCHS athlete John Kirby was chosen as the outstanding senior athlete and the award was given at the Dad’s Club barbecue. In football, John was honored as a ALL CCAL player for the second year. He also was ALL NORTHERN CALIFORNIA, ALL COAST and ALL AMERICAN. John was a key man on the championship basketball squad and was rightfully chosen second team, top ten players, in the CCAL. Playing for the one game out of first baseball team, John was picked for his third ALL CCAL team of the year. Probably the greatest athlete to come out of SCHS, as no one has accomplished this feat before. (or as it so happens, ever again.)

James Smith was also selected as an ALL AMERICAN in basketball, to give SCHS two ALL AMERICANS, which the local community can be very proud of. James Smith at 6’4”, a unanimous choice, on the first team ALL CCAL team. James was named on the TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS ALL TOURNAMENT team. The San Francisco papers also selected James as a first team NORHTERN CAL player. Smith resting in third position in the Northern California scoring, boasts a strong 23 point average. James Smith was chosen ALL NORTHERN CALIFORNIA , two years in a row by the SF Examiner, whose writer, said ”Smith even got better than last year”. The SF Chronicle not only selected James for the second year in a row but chose him as “Prep of the Year”.

Mike Mumbles column by Mike Dominguez. Lets take a look at some of the obvious senior versatile athletes. These are boys who went out for more than one sport in their senior year at SCHS.

Dick Scotter–honorable mention in football for All-League, fiery first string guard in basketball, top-notch pole vaulter, low hurdler and broad jumper in track, holds the varsity pole vault mark.

Individuals in short information:
James Smith–Ace tennis star, All-American, All-Coast, and All-League in basketball, holds almost every varsity record related to points scored and rebounds, number one man on golf team.
Rich Carter–Stout defensive back in football, rugged 165 pound wrestler, hurdler on track squad.
Ken Negro–All-League football halfback, hard-hitting centerfielder on baseball squad.
Fred McPherson–All-League end in football, ace hurler on baseball squad.
Ken Caldwell–Master-mind quarterback in football, scrappy reserve guard in basketball, on golf team.
Bob Alemany–Little 5-4 speedster guard in basketball, lightweight track star in 1320.
Tony DeLuca–Dynamite defender in football, third in state finals at 138 pounds in wrestling. Point scoring in track.
Bruce Bettencourt–Shifty and elusive back in football, returning All-League in baseball.
Ken Johnson–Extra point man in football, standout catcher in baseball.
Curt Sandman–Alternate end in football, number one mound reliever in baseball.
Pete Pappas–Second team backfield man in football, stalwart outfielder in baseball.
Roy Miyoko–Speedy hard hitting guard in football, number one man in 154 division in wrestling.

In the 7-2 win over Watsonville, center fielder Ken Negro hit a 300 foot home run to pace the win. For this and his good hitting in the clean up spot, Ken was named the Cardinal of the week. Watsonville sports section was bragging about striking Ken out last season and expected to do even better this season got a rude awakening. Ken has been an important member of the team for three years, playing the outfield, pitching, hitting and being looked up to by the rest of the team.

Cardinal of the week was Fred Graeber who copped a fourth place medal in the high jump of 5’8” at the CCAL meet. He has come within one-half inch of the record with his best jump of 5’9 ½”. This year Fred has garnered points in meets in the 100, 220 and 440.

Cardinal of the week is sophomore Al McCommon who contributed four hits, one a homer and two RBI’s as SC slaughtered Carmel last week. Al has made ALL CCAL lightweight basketball team for two years in a row. He was the quarterback of the JV football team last year. This year he was a running and defensive back. A three sport athlete. Al should develop into a very fine player in the years to come.

Cardinal of the week is left fielder and a top hitter on the Card nine, Bruce Bettencourt who provided the big blow of the win over Gilroy 9-0. Bettencourt hit a three run homer over the centerfield fence. Bruce was a back on the championship football team this year and was a first team back for the lightweight team in previous years. He won the league batting title last year. (and this year missed being an unanimous ALL CCAL choice by one vote).

This football team collected the honors deserved by a undefeated, number one rated team in Northern California, by having five players selected ALL CCAL. They are backs, John Kirby and Ken Negro; linemen, Wallace Hicks, Paul McDuffee and Fred McPherson.

ALL NORTHERN CALIFORNIA, John Kirby, Wallace Hicks and Paul McDuffee

ALL COAST Kirby and Hicks

John Kirby was selected by the San Francisco Chronicle and Examiner as an ALL NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PLAYER. The Examiner also named John the “Prep if the year”. John crossed the goal line 22 times for touchdowns and twice on conversions for a total of 122 points.

The biggest honor for John Kirby comes with national recognition as ONE OF THE BEST HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PLAYERS IN THE COUNTRY. To show how selective the team is there are only three players from California on the team.

John was named the outstanding player at the North South game played at the Rose Bowl in August after the school year. This game was played by the top 50 players in the State.

FORMER PLAYERS
Alvin Johnson a graduate of SCHS in 1951, has been drafted the Cleveland Browns professional football team. Alvin played for the University of Idaho for three years where he was captain of the team last season.

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