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Bill Yue was the winter sports scholarship award winner with a grade point average of 3.86 out of 4.0 possible.

Coaches: Dick Logan varsity football. Tex Ronning varsity football assistant and wrestling. Doug Severin, junior varsity football and basketball. Don Dempwolfe assistant football and track. Weimers lightweight football and swimming. Myron Viner lightweight football assistant. Jack Alzina, lightweight, C and D basketball. Mel Fishburn, cross country and track head coach. Eade Jordan, tennis. Tony Foster, golf. Ray Hunter, junior varsity baseball, assistant football and basketball. Bill Dodge, basketball and baseball.

FOOTBALL practice games: Campbell 0-13, Reno 12-9, Palma 13-6. Practice records 2-1. League: Salinas 0-25, Watsonville 0-0, Monterey 0-28, Seaside 0-19, North Salinas 7-0, Soquel 6-6. League record 1-3-2, for fifth place. Season record 3-4-2.

Squad by position: ends, seniors Randy Leonard, and Ron Vellutini and junior Wes Bergazzi ; tackles, who are all seniors, Bob Agosti, Frank Cardini, Bill Muhly, Brad Warze and Dennis Henderson; Guards, seniors Tom Stagnaro, Gary Cherry and Gary Rochelle and junior George Arnott ; Center, seniors Keith Parkhurst and Bryan Loehr; Quarterback, Mike Puget; Backs, seniors Pete Christensen and Keith Swehla and juniors Bryon Wilson, Dave Bilardello, Dave Trybom and Greg Larson.

Other team members: Tim Holtz, Jaime, Stubendorf, Ellis, Todd Booth, Todd Booth, Lewis, Whittaker, Ogilvie, Molfino, Logsdon, Bob Henderson, Martin, Burkett, A. Dhallin, Steve Paul, Frank Edwards and Baker.

SC Drops 13-0 tilt To Campbell. The Cards have taken the first tottering step on the long road back to football respectability. They lost, but they did it without losing their self respect. Campbell left Memorial field knowing that had been in a football game. Junior quarterback Mike Puget, up from lightweights, throws well on the run. His favorite targets are Byron Wilson a transfer from Cleveland, Wes Bergazzi and Glenn Griffin the all league basketball player out first the first time. The defense were tough stopping the Pirates on the one yard line in the closing moments of the second quarter and kept them contained in the second half. Tom Stagnaro, Pete Christensen and John Florek all did excellently on defense. Puget hit 8 of 14 passes for 59 yards. Wilson led the rushers carrying the ball ten times for 30 yards. Brian Loehr was named lineman of the week and Byron Wilson the back of the week.

SC Quells Last Chance Reno Drive in 12-9 victory. SC Post First Grid Win In 19 Game.
The single biggest event of the year came on the first day of October as the Card griders snapped an 18 game losing streak by beating last years Nevada State champion Reno, 12-9.
A pass from quarterback Mike Puget to end Wes Bergazzi was the first score of the season. Puget struck again later in the period, this time to hustling back Pete Christensen, who played and exceptional game on both offense and defense to make the score 12-0. Reno did not score
until the fourth quarter when they picked up a safety. With 2:20 on the clock they scored and made the extra point to close the score up to 12-9. An onside kick proved successful and Reno took over on the SC 47. With the score 12-9 and 33 seconds on the clock, Reno came within two yards of the goal line. Then came the big play of the game and it was not maneuvered by the Cards nor the Huskies, but by the men in black and white, a 15 yard penalty against the Huskies for holding. The defense held and plunged Memorial field into hysteria. SC discovered and lost a new star in the game. Jim Ellis took over the starting fullback post and sparked the Card offense. But he suffered two broken ribs in the second quarter and will miss most of the season. He sparked the Cards with his running and blocking as he and Christensen carried the ball down the field to help set up the two touchdowns. Ellis carried the ball 8 times for 77 yards; Christensen 14 times for 76 yards; Trybom 4 times for 12; Puget 5 for 10; Swehla once for 7 and Florek 4 times for 2 yards. Puget completed 7 passes and attempted 9 for 57 yards. Bergazzi caught 4 passes for 30 yards and the following caught one pass: Bilardello 12 yards, Christensen 8 and Leonard 7. Praise went to the defensive unit of Tom Stagnaro, Dennis Henderson and Bob Agosti. Also named for praise was Ron Vellutini playing in his first high school football game came through like a champ.

Cowboys Dominate Both Defense and Offense. Win 25-0. Highlight of the game, from the Cards viewpoint came in the first quarter when they stopped the Cowboys on the one. The architects of this tiny victory were Dave Trybom who was the only person in the stadium not fooled by the quarterback bootleg run on the four yard line as he made the tackle to stop the TD. Keith Parkhurst and Dennis Henderson stopped the fourth down run on the six inch line. The Salinas coach commented, “They are spirited and I believe they will get rougher as the season progresses.” Top runners for the Cards were Keith Swehla 25 yards, Mike Puget 20 and Dave Bilardello 17. The back of the week honors go to Keith Swehla and lineman honors go to Bob Agosti.

Fumbles Major Item In Scoreless Tie 0-0 against Watsonville. The Cards tied highly favored Watsonville and keeping them from scoring was almost like a win. At this point both teams are tied for fifth in a seven team MBL. The Cats lost the ball four times on fumbles, while SC lost three fumbles and suffered a pass interception. Mike Puget had one of his better nights passing as he completed 6 of 9 passes for 73 yards. On the receiving end Wilson gained 24 yards, Bilardello 20, Leonard 21 and Bregazzi 8. Rushing net yards were Bilardello 35, Swehla 14, Puget 11, Wilson 11 and Holtz 2.

Monterey Slugs Cards 28-0. Still Class Of League. Monterey scored 28 points in the first half then the reserves finish out the game. Monterey does not have the blinding speed which bedazzled and bedeviled foes in recent years, but they are quick and have enough speed and power to make them a solid football squad. The Cards were out manned, but they never quit. On offense the Cards gained 60 net yards on the ground and 18 through the air lanes. Bilarello led the rushers with 33 yards and caught the two passes completed for another 18 yards for a total of 50 yards for the night. Wilson ran for 14 yards and Swehla for 13. This weeks “Mad Dog” award goes to senior Tom Stagnaro who was 100 percent on tackles and 50 percent on blocks while leading the SC defense. The defense showed great intestinal fortitude over the final half as they held the powerful Monterey ground and air attacks to nil points. The only bad period was the second.

Seaside’s Three Fast TD’s Pace 19-0 Win Over SC. At MPC stadium, throw out the horrendous first quarter and it was an even-steven ball game. The next three quarters were played in a heavy fog with neither team able to accomplish much. The SC defensive unit is sturdy. They did an excellent job of containing the faster Spartan backs. All three touchdowns were set up by offensive team mistakes, two blocked punts and a bad lateral. Greg Larson was praised for his defensive work. The Cards had a net gain rushing of 61 yards and 10 passing. Rushing yards were Wilson 21, Swehla 19, Christensen 16, Lewis 11, Larson 6 and Billardello 2.

SC Nabs Second Tilt; Quick Scores Net 13-6 Win Over Palma as Defensive Unit Stars. SC picked up two quick scores in the opening quarter and then had to fight off a final quarter charge. All the action was packed into the first 10 minutes and the last 10 minutes of the game. Credit for the victory must go to the defensive unit as they had their backs to the wall on the 7 yard line, where Dave Trybom had made the tackle after a 54 yard run by the Palma fullback in the closing moments. Vellutini blitzed and threw the Palma quarterback down on the 13. On the fourth down Wilson almost intercepted a pass, but ended up knocking it down. Tom Stagnaro turned in a mighty defensive job accounting for eight tackles and two assist. Dennis Henderson was not far behind with five unassisted tackles and four assists. Veteran tackle Bill Muhly set the stage for the opening TD, when he attempted an onside kickoff and then recovered the ball himself on the Palma 44. Thirteen plays later Byron Wilson took a pitchout from Mike Puget and went around right end, cut back across tackle and scampered four yards for the six pointer. Puget’s running improves each game. He sparked the opening drive using the keeper play as the main threat turning in gains of 8 and 7 yards, plus some smaller gains in the series. Ron Vellutini accounted for the second score, when he gathered in a punt on the SC 40, ran wide to the east sidelines and aided by many fine blocks including one by Dennis Henderson who took out two visiting Braves and then raced 60 yards for the score. The punter had a chance to tackle him on the twenty, but Vellutini gave him the old dipsy-doodle and went on his way. Puget hit Wilson in the end zone for the extra point. Muhly showed improvement in his punting. He booted the ball six times for a 34 yard average. His last three punts carried 38, 39 and 40 yards. The backbone of the defensive unit was Tom Stagnaro, Denny Henderson and Bob Agosti. Top rushers were Puget 49 yards in 17 carries, Wilson 44 in 17 carries and Trybom 16 in 3 carries. Puget passed 7 times with one completion for 4 yards. Player of the week honors went to lineman Bob Agosti and back honors to Mike Puget.

Bergazzi Catch Gives Cardinals Last Second Win over North Salinas 7-0. For 47 minutes and 15 seconds nothing happened, absolutely nothing! Then all H . . . broke loose. It all happened in the last 45 seconds. Wes Bergazzi must share the hero’s mantle with Ron Vellutini as Ron set up the winning score with a nifty interception, taking the ball right out of the hands of the intended receiver, on the Viking 30. With three second remaining and the Cards on the seven yard line, Mike Puget threw a high and wobbly pass toward Bergazzi and his defenders direction in the end zone. Both leaped and Bergazzi outfought his foe in the end zone as the gun sounded. Mike Lewis drop kicked the extra point. Picked for praise was reserve quarterback Tim Holtz, who was pressed into service at defensive back and came up with a fourth quarter interception. Newcomer Todd Booth did some excellent defensive work in the center of the line. Puget completed six of 12 passes for 30 yards. Dave Trybom went one for one for 25 yards. Bilardello caught four passes for 21 yards and carried the ball 5 times for 27 yards to lead the runners as well. Puget caught Trybom’s pass for 25 yards in a flea flicker play.

Cards Win ‘Moral Victory’ In Final Effort Of Season. Soquel Rally Ties SC 6-6. The Knights were a strong two touchdown favorite, but somebody forgot to notify the scrappy Cards. The tie capped what must be considered a successful season for SC. A record of 3-4-2 is nothing to brag about, but after two winless years it points the way to a happier future. The Cards are one place ahead of the Knights in league taking a fourth place. In the second quarter Frank Cardini pounced on a fumbled punt on the 16 yard line and five plays later SC scored. Jim Ellis went four yards over right tackle and then five yards over right guard. Puget rolled around left end for two and a first down on the five. A dive by Ellis netted one yard. On the next play Puget threw low to Bergazzi in the end zone for the score. Bergazzi’s catch was on the fantastic side. He was two steps in the end zone, when he realized the throw was low. Wes came back and dove for the ball, gathering it in as his arms as he landed. Mike Lewis’ attempted extra point drop kick was blocked. Soquel did not score until the final quarter. SC heroes were the men up front. They were outstanding offensively and defensively. Bob Agosti, Dennis Henderson, Bill Muhly, Randy Leonard and others consistently opened holes for the Card backs. Bilardello was devastating on quick openers over right tackle as Muhly and Agosti would push the defenders aside and away would go Dave. Puget drove the defenders to distraction with his option plays. The Cards gained 184 yards on the ground. Puget led the rushers with 80 yards gained followed by Bilardello 58, Swelha and Ellis 22 apiece and Larson with 2. Puget completed two passes, one to Bilardello for 15 yards and one to Wes Bergazzi for 5. They say a tie game is like kissing your sister, but the 3500 fans, evenly distributed between the two schools, went home believing their school should have won and deep in their hearts satisfied with the outcome.

Added commentary in the Sentinel about the Soquel game by sports editor Mel Bowen. SC Jubilant, Knight Mourn Over Tie Game. You’d think SC had won and Soquel lost, to visit the dressing rooms after their traditional “Big Game” at Memorial Field. In the SC locker room, SC coach Dick Logan, “You can blame the field (very muddy), you can blame the breaks, but this (the Cards) was the best football team out there tonight. This was a fine way to climax the season. We felt we could run up the middle on them behind our guards Bill Muhly and Tom Stagnaro, centers, Gene Rochelle and Brian Loehr and tackle Bob Agosti. It was the best game we have played” as the SC fight song played in the background. Incidentally the fight song was played on the chimes above the civic auditorium at noon before the game. There was no question about which school was higher for this meeting. (this last game was on November 21.

Trident reporting: SCHS football, which improved by 300 percent over the last two seasons, caped a brilliant comeback season last Friday night against Soquel. The fired up Redbirds found paradise in a five yard pass from Mike Puget to Wes Bergazzi with Wes making a picture play diving catch to capture the Mail. The previous week the Puget to Bergazzi combination struck again with Wes outgunning the Viking defender on another circus catch for the winning and only score.

From new coach Dick Logan: it is very easy thing for a coach to build and cultivate a winning football team when it is composed of the type of player who played this year. The desire and determination shown by this team makes me very proud of each and every boy on the team. I only hope that each player enjoyed the season as much as I did. The student body in general should be proud of their team. They were a real credit to themselves, their family and their school.

Jim Ellis was honored with the most inspired player award even though his season was cut short by an injury after his outstanding play in the Reno game to break a school losing streak. Senior Greg Cherry was named the most studious player by the Dads Club.

ALL MBL. Senior, Tom Stagnaro, who averaged about nine tackles for every game this season was named a linebacker on the ALL MBL first team. Tackle Dennis Henderson was an honorable mention for the squad.

LIGHTWEIGHT FOOTBALL practice games: Campbell 7-33, Monterey 0-31. Practice record 0-2. League: Salinas 0-33, Watsonville 0-13, Monterey 0-53, Seaside 12-26, North Salinas 0-21, Soquel 7-26. League record 0-6. Season 0-8.

Team members were Everett Yee, Herven. Don Lowery, Abeano, Rich Cordero, John Thomas, Bill Johnson, Ken Gregory, A. Rochelle, Nomelini, John Agnone, Dave Cecy, John Garcia, Jim Hopper, Chuck Gubbini, Valdez, Neuman, McCune, Wilson, Mulkey, Allen, Scott Stolle, Lissner, Hassel, Caabina Mendez and Dale Lyster.

After losing some of the early games by large scores the coaches still had praise for Don Lowery, Jim Hopper and Rich Cordero who have done good work for the extremely young and inexperienced squad.

The only Cardlet score against Campbell was on a seven yard run by John Thomas and the extra point was made by Don Lowery on a run around right end.

Freshman Bill Johnson was the hardest working man against Monterey going both ways, offense and hard hitting defense. Dave Cecy has been the “Mad Dog” leading the defensive squad.

Against league champion North Salinas, Don Lowry had two fine touchdown runs after making receptions from quarterback Everett Yee. On the last one, Don took a pass on the 40 and with two very fine blocks by Chuck Gubini and John Thomas slipped across the goal line. Mentioned for praise were Gubbini, Cabina Mendez and John Garcia.

The lone SC touchdown against Soquel was scored by Don Lowry who scampered 47 yards through the left side of the line. Players praised were Dave Cecy, Don Lowry, Bill Johnson and Rich Cordero.

Comment from coach Weimers; “we spent the whole season teaching football fundamentals with the idea of coming up with a good team. This years lightweights could be summed up in one word, inexperience. However the squad as a whole gained valuable experience from this season. We are look forward to a better record next year.” He had praise for the season for Don Lowery, Dave Cecy, Bill Johnson, Rich Cordero, Chuck Guibbini.

Some of the players back for next year are Dale Lyster, John Garcia, John Thomas, Jim Hooper, Scott “Stolle and Den Gregory.

Dave Cecy was elected team leader, most improved player and best player on both offense and defense. Kip Herren won the sportsmanship award from the Dads Club.

Dave Cecy, senior guard was practically a unanimous choice for the offensive slot receiving six out of the eight votes for ALL MBL.

JV FOOTBALL Salinas 6-0, Soquel 31-0, Salinas 12-6, Watsonville 39-19, Monterey 26-6, Seaside 6-32, Palma 14-12, North Salinas 13-13, Soquel 6-13. Record 6-2-1 in tie for second place with Monterey in league. Seaside won the title.

The exceptional coverage of the JV football team this year is due to the work of Bill Lovejoy.

The team started with good talent and formed into one of the best JV teams in the MBL, despite their small size.

There were weekends when the team was the only winning SC team. The front line was dominating all year. They were Kent Balch, Jim Sutherland, Jerry Johns, Jerry Malmin, Dan Poston and ends Tom Mitchell, Jim Collins and John Erbe. The backs were Kirk Waller, Tom Crichton, Steve Grever, Pat Kelly and Steve Agosti.

Other team members: Steve Mendoza, Barnett. Escavida, Jamie, Gibson, Santos, Hopper. Scott Graff, Schwab, Mathews. Edwards, Henderson, Berganti, Patterson, Collier, Steve Seymour, Regan and Ernie Penrose.

Against Salinas Kirk Waller threw two passes to fast back Tom Crichton for 30 and 6 yards for the only two scores of the game for the Cards.

With a four game winning streak going the Cards made Monterey their fifth victim 28-0. Waller hit Mitchell for two touchdowns.

A hard hitting defense has been a big part of he Cards success this season. Jerry Johns, Jim Sutherland, Jerry Malmin and Kent Balch have led the a blitzing Cards. Freshman quarterback Kirk Waller’s arm and fired up spirit have been another big asset in the Cards drive. Kirk has an average of about two touchdowns a game. His main target this year has been another freshman Tom Mitchell, who has a pair of very sticky hands and is hard to miss when moving. Steve Grever, Steve Agosti and Boyd Barnett have provided the running punch. Barnett has broken loose for the longest run so far this season. Sophomore Tom Crichton has also played a big role taking over the place kicking chores and carrying the ball and moving it at a good clip.

In a tight 14-12 win over Palma, Tom Mitchell caught a Waller pass and as he was bringing it in he crashed into the uprights, but was still able to hold on. Balch, Johns and Sutherland were adept at keeping the quarterback off balance and it shut off the Chieftains air lanes. Steve Grever has run the ball well and should be a big part of the varsity next year.

The immense line of Seaside broke the Cards winning streak. Tom Crichton has been improving steadily all season scored the only touchdown for the Cards on a brilliant runback of an intercepted pass.

Waller injured in a sandlot basketball game Sunday will be out for 6 weeks. Tom Critchon will fill in for him and freshman Steve Agosti will fill in for Tom at the halfback spot.

A new quarterback and rainy, bitter weather had a baring on the 13-13 tie with North Salinas.

JV’s finish second to Seaside. The season ended with a loss to Soquel 13-6. SC tied the score 6-6 in the last quarter after Boyd Barnett came through with a clutch run for a first down on the Knight three. New quarterback Tom Critchon followed center Dan Poston in for the tally. A 33 yard pass put the Knights on top. Steve Grever and Steve Agosti provided most of the running punch with both boys keeping the middle of the Soquel line softened up for the majority of the contest. The front line did a great job all year and the did it again. They are Kent Balch, Jim Sutherland, Jerry Johns, Jerry Malmin and ends Tom Mitchell and John Ebie. The JV’s saved two football weekends for Santa Cruz with brilliant wins, while the other teams lost and they richly deserve all the praise they can receive.

From coach Doug Severin: the JV footballers started with good material and formed into one of the best JV teams in the MBL. Despite their small size they fought hard and complied a season record of 6-2-1. This is definitely and indication of the strength of the material moving to the varsity team next season.

Jerry Johns won the sportsmanship award from the Dads Club.

Steve Grever was elected most valuable player as he rolled up 200 yards during the season as a fullback, plus his good defensive play.

CROSS COUNTRY
Varsity members are Scott Pitman, Kevin Swehla, Rick Alvarez, Chuck Cristianson, Frank Trowbridge, Bob Pescador and Lance Cameron.

JV’s are Antonnetti, Westberg, Chuck Parmenter, Wenkolon, Joiner, Kent Webber, Sam Leask, Beesley and Neuman.

Two promising young men on the team are freshman Kent Webber, who ran for 30 minutes at a jog or faster and letterman Scott Pitman. These boys work out by running to the beach to work out in the sand and do rigorous calisthenics.

The cross country team initiated the UCSC hills to cross country last week with a second in a meet that included four schools.

Frank Trowbridge won the sportsmanship award from the Dads Club.

BASKETBALL Dads Club, Alisal 58-21, North Salinas 53-56, Watsonville 59-67. Other practice games: Los Gatos 42-44, SLV 52-57, Carmel 52-44, Mora 71-33. Practice record 3-4. League: North Salinas 47-51, 67-57; Salinas 50-46, 41-44; Watsonville 52-62, 82-62; Monterey 38-41, 51-57; Seaside 54-62 (forfeit win for SC), 75-70; Soquel 49-41, 42-48; Alisal 60-42, won. League record 8-6 for fourth place. Season 11-10. Salinas and Watsonville were co champions, but Salinas won the playoff to go to Sacramento.

Players by position, name, height, year in school; Forwards, Wes Bergazzi 6’2”, junior; Byron Wilson 5’11”, junior; Frank Edwards 6’2”, junior; Don Fassio 6’2”, junior; Dana Hendersott 6’3”, junior; Don Cacace 6’2”, senior; Steve Decker 6’5”, senior. Centers, Glenn Griffin 6’3”, senior; Tom Foster 6’3”, freshman. Guards, Pete Christensen 5’10”, senior; Steve Ghidinelli 5’10”, senior; Greg Gordon 5’11”, senior; Mike Puget 5’10”, junior; Jim Ellis 5’11”, senior; Bill Yue 5’8”, senior and Tim Holz 5’8”, junior.

Pre season write up in the Trident, with an abundance of speed the Cards will be concentrating on the fast break offense and all out pressing defense.

Questions Remain, How Good Is SC Five. In their first game of the season and in the Dads Club Tournament the Cards waltzed over Alisal a new school this year in their first game 58-21. In the second half the Cards did not fast break or press, but instead set up the play patterns.
Don Fassio was tops in rebounds with five. New players Steve Ghidinelli, Mike Puget, Byron Wilson and freshman Tom Foster impressed in their first varsity game. Scoring: Christensen and Gordon 7 each; Puget and Wilson 6 each; Bergazzi, Ghidinelli and Edwards 5 each; Foster, Fassio, and Yue 4 each; Holtz 2, Ellis 1; Hendershott, and Decker 0.

In the semi-finals the Cards lost to North Salinas 53-56. The half ended in a 24-24 tie. With 12 seconds to play, freshman Tom Foster, who impressed for the Cards all night registered a three point play to make the score 53-55, but a Viking foul shot ended the game. Pete Christensen was high point man with 17 and Glenn Griffin had 15.

Cards lose to Cats 67-59. In the third place game of the Dads against Watsonville according to the Sentinel “the Cards had the Cats chasing their tail with their smothering full court press”. A large lead got down to 36-28 by half time. The Cards were down 47-60 with four minutes to play and again went on a hot streak to close the gap to 57-61 with a minute to play and the ball, but a walking violation kept them from closing to within two points. The Cards double teamed and fouled trying to get the ball back led to a bigger gap in the score. The second half Watsonville was able to get the ball to their 6’9” center for his 31 points and MVP award at the tournament. Santa Cruz was led by Glenn Griffin with 24 points and Pete Christensen’s good night in the assists department, especially in getting Griffin the ball inside. Watsonville controlled the boards 40-32. The Cards hit 24 of their 67 attempts to Watsonville’s 25 of 73.

At the Dads Club tournament Glen Griffin and Pete Christensen were ALL TOURNAMENT. The Cardinal rooting section won the rooters trophy.

SLV Whips Cards 57-52. At the end of three quarters the Cougars led 43-31. In the fourth quarter the Card press rattled SLV and with less than two minutes left the Cards pulled with two points 50-52. Mike Puget a main man in the press, stole the ball and drove for a layup, but was called for traveling to nullify the tying score. Griffin led the improved Cards with 21 points. Scoring: Griffin 21, Wilson 2, Bergazzi 9, Puget 3, Foster 1, Gordon 8, Ghidinelli 2 and Christensen 6.

Cards End Losing Streak 52-44 by beating Carmel to snap a four game losing streak. Some fine defensive play in the first half led to 34-18 lead. The SC coach was happy with the hustle and “good filling in on defense”, that is picking up a offensive player, when he starts to get away from a Card defender. Mike Puget played his best game to date. Glenn Griffin is starting to come around, even though he has a badly sprained right thumb on his shooting hand. Griffin scored 16 points and had 11 rebounds, played only three quarters, as their was a lot of substituting in the game. A vital statistic was the Cards season high of 15 assists. Four by Puget, three each by Gordon and Bergazzi, two for Christensen and one for Griffin. Scoring: Bergazzi 4, Gordon 3, Griffin 18, Puget 10, Christensen 6, Foster 5, Ghidinelli 4, Wilson 4, Yue, Fassio, Ellis, Hendershott and Edwards 0.

Cardinal Defense Sparks 71-33 Win against Mora of Watsonville. It was the kind of exhibition game that should be scheduled as the first game of the season, to provide confidence in a team that apparently needs it. Glenn Griffin was in street clothes with a badly sprained thumb. The Cards started out working on their full court zone press, then went half court man to man in the second quarter and later went to a occasional full court press. Apparently there is not too much difference between the first five and the second five with the exception of the absent Griffin. Scoring: Wilson 8, Puget 6, Bergazzi 10, Gordon 6, Christensen 5, Ghidinelli 10, Edwards 1, Fassio 3, Ellis 11, Dana Hendershott 0, Foster 7 and Yue 4.

Vikings Sink ‘Dead Birds’ As SC five Falls 54-47. It actually was worse than the score. With approximately two minutes left to play the Cards were down 38-51. Then the Cards came to life to narrow the margin. With a few exceptions they played as if they were tired. Griffin, Ghidinelli and Gordon hustled the most for SC. Their passing was most offensive as it stunk! The Cards gave the ball up 27 times without a shot. SC got off 50 shots four more then North Salinas, but made only 18. Griffin scored 25 points even with his badly sprained right thumb. Gordon and Ghidinelli each had four assists. North Salinas had the boards 20 to 14. Griffin and Puget each had five rebounds. Steve Ghidinelli was SC’s only defensive player through the first 30 minutes. The Cards have far more potential then they showed last night, but they are going to have to get going as the have tough games ahead. Scoring: Bergazzi 3, Puget 4, Griffin 25, Christensen 2, Gordon 5, Ghidinelli 2, Wilson 2 and Ellis 4.

Cards Down Salinas On ‘Back Door’ Play. In a thrilling nip and tuck affair against Salinas in their second league game, the Cards won 50-46. On a set up back door play, Mike Puget took the ball at the foul line as Byron Wilson slipped behind his man as Puget passed him the ball for a layup to put the Cards up 48-46 with 35 seconds to play. Wilson climaxed the scoring with a pair of free throws on a one and one situation to finish off the scoring at 50-46.
The lead changed hands nine times and was tied seven more times. The attack was led by Glenn Griffin, who dumped in 22 points on 10 for 22 shooting. Wilson impressed, Foster looked good on the boards and Christensen and Gordon turned in good back court jobs. Bergazzi and Puget had a good floor games. SC won the boards 24-19. The Cards shot 20 for 60 attempts. With the big improvement made in one week, we’ll see in the next three games if the Cards have the makings of a second straight title. Scoring: Bergazzi 5, Wilson 9, Griffin 22, Christensen 5, Gordon 3, Foster 4, Puget 2 and Ghidinelli 0.

‘Paper Airplane’ Injures SC Star. A piece of paper thrown on the floor of the Civic Auditorium may have cost the Cards the services of their top play maker Greg Gordon for as much as the rest of the season. Gordon suffered a pulled muscle, when he slipped on a piece of paper during the hectic Salinas game.

Both Use Tricks; Wildcats Dump SC 62-52. The Cards surprised the Cats SC by used a double post of Glenn Griffin and Wes Bergazzi to offset the Cats 6’ 9” center. The game was closer than the score indicates as the lead changed hands 14 times. The Cards led 31-28 at half time and were leading toward the end of the third quarter 43-42, when Watsonville came up with a new wrinkle a tough press to go ahead 49-42. The Cards put on a rally and with 3 minutes to go were down only 48-53. A justified technical foul call in the last minute hurt the Cards. For three periods SC played its best game of the season. In fact, it may have been the best game anyway. They appeared to tire late in the contest. Wes Bergazzi definitely had his best night with 14 points, went 8 of 9 at the line and had 12 rebounds. Griffin had 12 points and 12 rebounds. The Cards two postmen gave the Cards a big advantage on the boards 43-25. The Cat 6’9” center was two timed and got only seven rebounds and 12 points, but four other players were in double figures. The center had score 32 points against the Cards in the Dads Tourney. In the first half the Cards were 15 of 18 at the foul line, but reverted to normal going 3 of 11 in the second half. From the field the Cards were 17 of 54 for 32 percent. The Cards gave up the ball 36 times, but not without good hustle. They made 15 bad passes and 21 violations. Frankly, we did not believe they were this bad. Scoring: Bergazzi 14, Wilson 9, Griffin 12, Christensen 8, Ghidinelli 7, Puget 2, Foster and Ellis 0.

Again on the road the Cards lost to Monterey 38-41. Down 35-25 in the fourth quarter the Cards went into their full court press and out scored the Toreadors 13 to 6 in the last quarter. In probable his best game this season Glenn Griffin scored 19 points, went 7 for 9 on the foul line and pulled down 14 rebounds.

Seaside Stops Cards, 62-54. (later turned into a forfeit) SC played their best game of the season, at least balance wise only to lose to gazelle rebounding and hot shooting Spartans. SC had its most consistent game without a bad quarter. The Cards made a fine take off in the first quarter and it looked like they would run Seaside right out of the gym to lead 18-9. SC could do not wrong. They played good defense, controlled the backboards and were hot handed from the floor going 8 of 17. But in the second period they cooled of a little and went 4 for 14. This happened again in the fourth period. The Spartans put on a full court press and led 27-26 at half. At the start of the second half the lead changed hands several times, but with 6:15 left in the game Seaside went ahead 47-40 and then SC started to rally. It went to 53-49 with 2:04 left to play when the roof caved in. Griffin who scored 26 fouled out and official scorer charged SC for an extra time out leaving them with none left. And a technical was called on the coach giving Seaside foul shots and the ball. “Grif” made 10 of 21 shots from the floor and 6 of 9 from the line, seven rebounds and an assist. Pete Christensen, who had the unenviable task of trying to stop Seaside all league guard, played his best game of the year. He stole the ball from the ace four times. Wes Bergazzi was all over the boards with 12 rebounds. Steve Ghidinelli continued his improved play as he had three assists and nine points. Freshman Tom Foster making his first league start had five assists, six rebounds and hit 2 of 4 shots. The Cards sank 20 of 62 shots from the field and 14 of 27 from the line. If the Cards could play every game like this they would be a lot higher in the standings. The team and Christensen especially received high praise from their coach. Scoring: Bergazzi 5, Foster 4, Griffin 26, Ghidinelli 9, Christensen 5, Wilson 1, Puget 2, Hendershott 2, Ellis, Edwards, Fassio and Yue 0.

Cards Dump Alisal To End Loss Skein 60-42 was a poorly played game by both teams. Christensen found himself last week against Seaside and continued playing well this game. He garnered seven rebounds with five of them from the offensive end. Bergazzi made 5 of 11 field goal attempts and had 12 rebounds with five on the offensive end and three assists. Ghidinelli at the point guard spot went 5 of 14 from the floor and had three assists. Scoring: Bergazzi 12, Puget 2, Griffin 11, Ghidinelli 11, Christensen 9, Wilson 7, Foster 6, Hendershott 2, Ellis, Fassio and Edwards 0.

Scoring in the 49-41win over Soquel: Bergazzi 3, Foster 5, Griffin 15. Christensen 14 while going 6 for 7 on the foul line, Steve Ghidinelli 10 with 6 for 6 on the foul line, Puget 2. The defense was at its best. Pete Christensen and Steve Ghidinelli ran the stall to perfection during the last part of the game. They helped eat up time, plus built a 4 point lead to 8 by getting 4 foot shots and lay ups from the gaps in the Soquel defense created by the stall offense.

Card Quintet Breezes Past Vikings 67-57. The Cards suddenly starting to look like a ball club, ran away from North Salinas in the final six and a half minutes before 600 fans at the civic for their third straight triumph. While it is hard to single out individual stars in such a “good team game,” Mike Puget, the Cards sixth man came off the bench to spur the Cards on. (a sixth man is just as important and sometimes more important than the starters) Puget displayed tremendous hustle as he got six points in the second period enabling the Cards to come from behind to tie the score 27-27. Byron Wilson was all over the floor as usual. Steve Ghidinelli was hit 6 if 12 jumpers from outside. Pete Christensen turned in another fine defensive game holding the Vikings top score to half his normal average. One of the tremendous plus factors for the Cards was the passing. The Cards have never had a better night in this respect, throwing the ball away only three times while picking up 15 assists. Puget had six assists, Ghidinelli four, Christensen and Griffin two each and Wilson one. Each team had 20 rebounds. Griffin getting six, Bergazzi five and Wilson four. Griffin scored 25 points, twelve in the fourth period on the fast break and six free throws, as the “Kentucky offense” opened up the middle for him. Previously the Vikings had sagging in on him. Glenn had his best game at the line hitting 11 of 17 foul shots. Scoring: Bergazzi 9, Foster 1, Griffin 25, Christensen 7, Ghidinelli 14, Wilson 4 and Puget 4.

Sentinel article: Cards lose to Salinas 41-44. In a last six second rebound shot, plus a foul shot, by a little use sub, Salinas’s slow down tactics against the more up tempo Cards worked for the win. By using a lot of clock, Salinas held the Cards to only 38 shots, 20 below their average. The Cards shot well 17 out of 38 for 44.7 percent, but did not get enough shots. With a 30-14 rebound advantage led by Wes Bergazzi with 8 and Glen Griffin with 7, one would think that the Cards would have come up with a win. Especially when Steve Ghidinelli had a fantastic night passing the ball and ended up with 7 assists. The scoring for the night: Griffin 16, Wilson 7, Ghidinelli 6, Puget 4, Christensen 4 and Bergazzi 2.

From Sentinel files, the Cards extends their home win streak to seven in a row with a 82-62 win over league leading Watsonville, who was without their 6’9” center. The Cardinals do well at home with a 8-2 record, but the road is their down fall going 2-6. Watsonville played run and shoot, which was just fine for Santa Cruz as they prefer that type of game. Watsonville went 25 for 81, while SC shot 30 of 64 for 46.7 percent. The big difference was the kind of shots. The Cards terrific defensive game forcing 51 out of 81 shots outside the key. Only 19 of SC shots were outside the key. On the boards SC had a 40 to 22 advantage. Leading rebounders were Wilson 8, Bergazzi and Griffin 7, Christensen 6, Ghidinelli 5 and Dana Hendershott, who impressed in his first serious competition had 4. The most impressive was their passing with 17 assists many of them coming on as slick a “feed-off‘s” as you find anywhere this side of Guy Rodgers and Oscar Robertson. Ghidinelli led with 5, Puget 4, Christensen 3 and Wilson 2, all were beautiful passes.

League and overall records by team after nine games with five games left: Watsonville 8-1, 12-4; Salinas 7-2, 11-4; Monterey 6-3, 8-7; Santa Cruz 5-4, 8-8; North Salinas 5-4, 7-9; Soquel 3-6, 3-15; Alisal 1-8, 1-15; Seaside 1-8, 1-15. Seaside had to forfeit most of their games.

Monterey stopped the Cards seven game home win streak by a 51-57 score. Bergazzi hit a half court shot as the buzzer went off for half time to put the Cards up 24-22. Griffin scored 14 points the first half and only 4 the second half. Dick Houston did the best job of the season on Glenn with the help of his teammates. The Cards have been going to Glenn all season and in this game they made the mistake of try to force it in to him too much. Monterey made 11 of 15 foul shots in the fourth quarter, up to that time they were 2 for 3. SC made 20 of 47 field goals for a shooting percentage of 42.6. Monterey made 22-61 for 36.1 percent. SC won the rebounding battle 27 to 24. Top rebounders were Bryon Wilson 7, Griffin 6, Bergazzi 5 and Christensen 4. The Cards had 14 assist. Top passers were Bergazzi, Wilson, Gidinelli and Christensen 3 apiece. Scoring: Bergazzi 6, Wilson 3, Griffin 18, Christensen 10, Ghidinelli 13, Foster 1 and Puget 0.

Cards’ Best Team Game: Five In Double Figures. The Cards played their best game of the season in beating a very good Seaside team 75-70. The players scored in double figures. Glenn Griffin had 24, Wes Bergazzi and Steve Ghidinelli 13 each, and Byron Wilson and Pete Christensen 11 each. The Cards have beaten everyone in the league at least once except Monterey. Seaside had to forfeit seven games with one of them to SC, otherwise they would be in first place. This is really only their second loss in MBL play. Seaside never led after the opening bucket, which was made by their star and it was his only goal of the night as Ghidinelli and Christensen double teamed him out front, but most of the work was done by Ghidinelli. The Cards led 64-48 near the end of the third quarter, when the tiring Cards began to slow down their attack for only good shots. The Cards hit 28 of 78 for 39 percent from the field and 19 of 27 from the foul line. It was a tremendous rebound battle as both teams have good spring and are strong. The Cards dominated 35-23 with Griffin having one of his best nights leading with 11 rebounds. Bergazzi had nine, Wilson six and Christensen five. Wilson’s speed paid big dividends for he consistently tipped the ball away from Seaside players into the waiting hands of his teammates. In the assist department, SC had twelve with Ghidinelli leading with four and two each from Griffin, Christensen and Foster. Other players scoring: Foster 3, and Puget 0.

In the Alisal game Glenn Griffin hit 31 and played a tremendous defensive game holding his counterpart to seven points. Freshman Tom Foster hit his biggest night of the year with 16 points.

Eight Free Throws In Stretch Provide A 48-42 Win For Knights over SC. Victory a many splendor thing eluded SC as Soquel plucked it out of the sky hitting 8 of 11 foul shot to
score eight points all from the foul line in the last minute and 45 seconds. SC had very little success in the second half after leading 24-20 at half time. Despite not scoring up to snuff for him, Griffin rebounded well picking off 13 rebounds. Byron Wilson had seven rebounds. The rebounding edge went to SC just 35-33. However the Redbirds commanded a 11-7 margin on the offensive boards. Both teams shot 51 times with Soquel making one more than the Cards. Neither team shot well, but both clubs gave as much effort as if it was a championship at stake.
Both teams hustled for four full quarters never “dogging” it, to end the season in style. Scoring: Bergazzi 8, Wilson 7, Griffin 11, Christensen 3, Ghidinelli 11, Puget 2, Foster, Hendershott and Ellis 0.

Team statistics for the season by name, games played, total points and average per game.
G TP APG
Glenn Griffin 19 375 19.7
Steve Ghidinelli 21 160 7.6
Bergazzi 21 150 7.1
Christensen 21 147 7.0
Wilson 21 96 4.6
Foster 19 68 3.6
Puget 21 66 3.1
Gordon 12 48 4.0
Ellis 12 20 1.7
Edwards 8 18 2.2
Hendershott 9 10 1.1
Fassio 7 9 1.3
Yue 4 8 2.0
Decker 1 0 0.0

Glenn Griffin led the team in rebounds with 160 followed by Bergazzi 138, Wilson 87, Christensen 68, Steve Ghidinelli 59, Foster 51 and Puget 46.

Steve Ghidinelli led in assists with 57 followed by Christensen 39 and Puget 32.

Glenn Griffin had the best field goal percentage of .419 on 351 shots. Ghidinelli, Bergazzi and Christensen all took the number of shots in the mid 160 shot range and averaged in the .350 range.

Team wise the Cards scored 1175 points and gave up 1049 points. They averaged 56 point scored and average giving up 49 points a game for a plus 6 per game difference. The average assists for game is 12.7.

Steve Ghidinelli was the Dads Club sportsmanship award winner.

Glenn Griffin was named CO-MVP of the league and also led the league in scoring. Glenn received trophies for each honor from the Monterey Bay Sports Writers Association. Glenn and his brother Larry both were ALL LEAGUE PLAYERS for two years. Last year on the same team. Glenn Griffin was selected to play in the CCS East-West game at the end of the school year.

WHO WILL BE SC’s NEXT SUPER SCORER?
Will it be Gary Ghidinelli, Tom Foster, Kris Sorensen or Kirk Waller?

In the last decade, the Cardinals, who have won two championships, finished out of the first division only once and have been in the top three all of the rest of the time. Quite often they have been the bridesmaid. The reason has been four great players that these eyes have had the good fortune of watching since joining the Sentinel. Glenn Griffin, the last of the big four, which is actually two brother combinations, played his last game last Friday. He needed four points in that game to become the Cardinal’s third all time scorer topping 1000 markers in a career. He got 11.

The era began in 1956-57, when Jim Smith made his debut. Later in his career, James scored 38 points for the highest individual gain in a Cardinal career. Now at the University of California as a medical school student, he went on to be a starter for the Bears for all four years.

Then came Steve Smith, who while not quite as tall as James proved to be probably the best all around player of the quartet. He is currently starting guard for Cal for the second year along with another ex MBL star guard, Rusty Critchfield of Salinas.

Larry Griffin, who is burning up the nets for Cabrillo College this season, had about the softest touch of all and set school records both in one season and for an all time career.

The records for each of the four players is listed with the years, games played, field goals made, free throws made, total points and averages of points per game.

Larry Griffin
Year G FG FT TP AVG
1964-65 26 207 106 520 20.0
1963-64 24 183 116 482 20.1
1962-63 20 64 30 158 7.5
Totals 70 454 252 1160 16.6

James Smith
Year G FG FT TP AVG
1958-59 20 161 134 456 22.8
1957-58 25 172 115 488 19.5
1956-57 20 39 49 127 6.3
Total 65 372 298 1071 16.4

Glenn Griffin
Year G FG FT TP AVG
1965-66 19 147 81 375 19.7
1964-65 26 118 74 311 12.0
1963-64 24 122 77 321 13.4
Total 69 387 232 1007 14.6

Steve Smith
Year G FG FT TP AVG
1961-62 19 102 87 291 15.3
1960-61 21 138 118 394 18.8
1959-60 18 95 48 238 13.2
Total 58 335 253 923 15.9

LIGHTWEIGHT BASKETBALL CHAMPIONS
Practice games; At the Salinas Invitational North Salinas win, Watsonville loss, Monterey loss. Los Gatos 42-36, Carmel 54-37, SLV win, Mora win. Practice record 5-2. League: North Salinas 22-57, 62-53; Salinas 56-40, 62-53; Monterey 46-38, 52-38; Seaside 56-36, 62-43; Watsonville 52-38, 66-50; Alisal 60-20, 58-24; Soquel 73-35, 53-51. League record 13-1 for championship. Season record 18-3.

It was the year of the youngsters as three of the normal starting five were ninth graders Gary Ghidinelli, Kirk Waller and Grant Wilson. Other starters were junior, Dave Billardello and sophomore Tom Crichton. Senior lettermen Gary Grellman and Everett Yee were valuable reserves. The half dozen other freshman on the roster were a top substitute and some times starter Kris Sorensen, Bill Kypreos, Dave Paul, Doug Ley, Roger Barat and Don Torchio.

Pushed by a team spirit that just wouldn’t quit the Cardlets brought the lightweight crown back to the Surf city for the first time since the 1959 undefeated team. The season started with a loss to North Salinas in the first league game. From there they won the next thirteen straight for the title on the final night as star Gary Ghidinelli hit a twenty footer with less than five seconds left to beat Soquel.

Headlines: Ghidinelli shot gives SC Cardlets championship. Cardlet “hot shot” Gary Ghidinelli with five seconds to go in the “do or die” stanza took a pass from teammate Tom Crichton to tank the winning bucket. Ghidinelli chalked up 18 points for the game’s high point honors. Other scorers: Waller 10, Crichton 11, Sorensen 8, Wilson 4 and Bilardello 2.

In the Salinas Tournament the Cardlets defeated North Salinas and lost to eventual tourney champions Watsonville and then to Monterey. At the tournament, freshman Gary Ghidinelli scored 24 points and Grant Wilson put up 24 markers.

Against Los Gatos in a 42-36 win, sophomore Tom Crichton led the team in both rebounding and scoring with 11 take-backs and 10 markers. The Cardlets started the season 2-2.

Cardlets Clout Carmel 54-37. Carmel was baffled by the on and off SC press, which kept the Padres off balance most of the evening. SC is now 4-2. Scoring: Sorensen 9, Ghidinelli 9, Waller 8 Crichton 7, Grellman 4, Yee 4, Kypreos 4, Ley 2, Bilardello 2, Wilson 2 and Agnone 2.
Watsonville beat the Cardlets in the Salinas Tournament, but in the first league game the Cardlets made up for the loss with a 52-38 win. Gary Ghidinelli was hot most of the night as he burned the Kitten defense with 16 markers. Dave Billardello sank 12 and also showed good defensive form knocking down seven stray Kitten passes. SC controlled the boards by 33 to 30 as postman Tom Crichton led the Birds with 11. The Cardlets led 12-3 at the end of the first quarter and 29-13 at half. SC ran right through the Kitten press. Scoring: Ghidinelli 16, Bilardello 12, Waller 11, Crichton 9 and Wilson 4.

39 Point Second Half; Cardlets In 46-38 win over Monterey. At half time SC was down 7-19 and at the end of the third quarter 24-29, but then out scored Monterey 22-9 in the fourth quarter. Kirk Waller played four full quarter of hustleas he grabbed 12 rebounds and as many points. Gary Ghidinelli’s sharp shooting and quick ball handling fired up the spirit that kept the Cardlets up after a dismal first half. Scoring: Ghidinelli 16, Waller 12, Bilardello 6, Crichton 6 and Wilson 6.

Cardlets Roll Past Seaside 56-36. The Cardlets controlled the boards again last night as they have done in the three previous victories. Grant Wilson led in rebounds with 10. SC now owns sole possession of second place. The Cardlets led 20-15 at halftime. Scoring: Ghidinelli

Carlet ‘5’ Rips Alisal; Ghidinelli Hits 16 For SC in 60-20 win. The Cardlets led 30-6 at halftime and the rest of the game the substitutes took over. Wilson and Sorensen led the Cardlets on the boards. SC hit 18 of 24 at the foul line for a hot 75 percent average. Scoring: Ghidinelli 16, Wilson 8, Sorensen 8, Grellman 6, Waller 6, Barat 6, Torchio 5 Kypreos 3 and Ley 2.

Cardlets Big Fourth Quarter Routs Salinas 56-40 with a 19 point fourth quarter. Salinas gave the Cardlets a tough game until, down only three points with 4:30 left in the game, Gary Grellman sank his one and one shots to put the Cardlets up by five. Salinas’ lightning quick reactions baffled the Cardlets for a majority of the contest. The score was tied at half 23-23. Gary Ghidinelli led all scorers with 19. Post man Tom Crichton scored 14 and had an amazing 17 rebounds. Scoring: Ghidinelli 19, Crichton 14, Waller 7, Wilson 7, Grellman 3 and Bilardello 2.

Cardlets rout Soquel 73-35. Before the game, both teams were tied for second place in league with 5-1 records, while North Salinas is in first with a 6-0 record. The Cardlet defense became tighter than Scrooge allowing only 12 markers in the second half. At the end of the first quarter the score was SC 12-11 and at half time 30-23, but the Cardlets broke out with 15 points in the third period and 28 in the fourth quarter. Scoring: Crichton 19, Ghidinelli 14, Waller 14, Wilson 8, Bilardello 7, Kypreos 3, Grellman 3, Sorensen 3, Yee 2 and Torchio 2.
Dave Bilardello and Grant Wilson have played steadily all year and have helped considerable toward the flag drive with their defensive play.

Cardlets give North Salinas their first league loss 62-53 to gain a tie for the loop lead. With another all team performance, the Cardlets had a few tense moments as the Norsemen drew within three points five times and tied the score once, but never went ahead of the Cardlets. SC claimed the backboards grabbing 56 to North Salinas’ 50. Kirk Waller led all scorers with 18 and had 10 rebounds. Tom Crichton did a powerful job on the boards with 18 come backers. Chris Sorensen, who had nine rebounds, and Dave Bilardello both had sterling defensive games. Bilardello had three stolen passes and as many taking the ball from the dribbler. The half time score was 32-28. Scoring: Waller 18, Ghidinelli 15, Crichton 8, Sorensen 8, Bilardello 6, Wilson 6 and Grellman 2.

Thirty nine point second half after being down 7-19 at the end of the first half gave the Cardlets a 46-38 win over Monterey. Kirk Waller grabbed 12 rebounds and marked as many points. Gary Ghidinelli with hi quick ball handling and sharp shooting eye added to a fired up spirit which put the Cardlets over the top. With 51 seconds left in the game and the Cardlets down by two points, forward Grant Wilson hit a 25 foot jumper to tie the score 35-35. A Monterey player took a swing at Waller who the made three of his four foul shots to ice the game. Scoring was Ghidinelli 16, Waller 12, Bilardello 6, Crichton 6 and Wilson 6.

Cardlet Big Fourth quarter Routs Salinas 56-40. The halftime score was tied 23-23. SC took a three point lead at the end of the third quarter, but pulled away in the fourth out scoring the Cowbabes 19-6. SC burned Salinas 50 to 21 on the boards. Crichton was bad news to the Cowbabes bring down 17 come backers. Critchon was also second in scoring to Ghidinelli’s 19 with 14. Others scoring were Waller 11, Wilson 7, Grellman 3 and Bilardello 2.

Cardlets Snowball Watsonville 66-50 For Ninth Win In A Row. Grant Wilson was the best all around player on the court collecting 15 points and as many rebounds, while stealing three Kitten passes. Ghidinelli tops 20 points level with 23 against Watsonville. He had a good shooting night going five for seven at the line and hitting nine field goals. The Cardlets have built up a great momentum over the past five games. A majority of the time SC held a ten point lead other than late in the third quarter when the lead got down to four points. SC won the boards 50-40. Scoring: Ghidinelli 23, Waller 12, Crichton 5, Biardello 4, Sorensen 3, Grellman 3 and Doug Ley 1.

Cardlets Make Bird Seed Out Of Toreababes 52-38. Defense was noticeable better in this contest with Bilardello and Wilson both turning in great performances. SC jumped off to a eleven point first period lead and were never really worried about Monterey. Scoring: Ghidinelli 19, Waller 13 Bilardello 10, Wilson 6, Yee 4, Sorensen 3, Torchio 2 and Kypreos 1.

Cardlets Dump Seaside 62-43; Move Into First Place. SC played it’s most balanced scoring contest of the season with four players hitting double figures. The whole team was praised and Gary Ghidinelli was singled out for “playing a tremendous floor game.” SC led at half time 33-24. Scoring: Crichton 12, Bilardello 11, Ghidinelli 10, Waller 10, Wilson 9, Sorensen 6, Paul 2, Torchio 1 and Yee 1.

Cardlets Rip Alisal 58-24 with reserves receiving playing time. Sophomore Don Torchio hit 7 points, played good defense, blocked two shots and stole the ball twice. Dave Paul led the rebounding parade with nine come backers and tallied seven points. Other scores were Waller 10, Grellman 7, Billardello 7, Sorensen 7, Crichton 5, Kypreos 3, Wilson 2 and Yee 2.

Ghidinelli Shot Gives Cardlets Championship with a 53-51 win over Soquel. With five seconds left in the game Ghidinelli took a pass from Tom Crichton to tank the winning bucket. In the final Soquel contest Sorensen played his best defense of the year as he was really up on the boards. He also tallied eight points. Grellman was a very able back up guard and did a good job both ways when called upon. It went right to the wire as after the Cardlets nipped rival Soquel 53-51 the Cowbabes wrecked the Norsemen to help the Cardlets to a well earned flag. Scoring was Ghidinelli 18, Waller 10, Crichton 11, Sorensen 8, Wilson 4 and Bilardello 2.

Grant Wilson did one of the best all around jobs as he got the big early game points to get the gang off the dime for a big part of the season. In their second meeting with North Salinas they pasted them 62-53 to earn a tie in the standings. The starting five were Bilardello, Crichton and the three freshmen Ghidinelli, Waller and Wilson. The six and seventh men were freshman, Kris Sorensen and senior, Gary Grellmann.

With a tenacious defense led by junior Dave Bilardello’s pestering the offense and sophomore Tom Crichton’s rebounding, the Cardlets were able to hold some of the most explosive offenses in the league to a total of 565 markers a 52 point defensive average. They scored 786 points for a 56 per game average. Four points per game to the good.

Gary Ghidinelli and Kirk Waller, both freshmen, were the point pacers for the Cardlets with Ghidinelli ending with 199 notches and Waller forty behind at 159 for the league matches.

The final league scoring totals by name, games played, total points and average points per game.
G TP AV
Ghidinelli 13 199 15.3
Waller 13 159 12.2
Crichton 14 112 8.0
Wilson 14 94 6.7
Billardello 14 71 5.0
Sorensen 12 48 4.0
Grellman 14 28 2.0
Torchio 7 16 2.2
Yee 9 3 1.4
Kypreos 5 13 2.6
Paul 4 9 2.2
Barat 4 6 1.5

Dave Bilardello was the Dads Club sportsmanship award winner.

Gary Ghidinelli was chosen CO-MVP of the league and Kirk Waller was named to the second team ALL MBL. Tom Crichton came close to making the ten man squad.

C and D BASKETBALL There were no squad names available or complete season scores.

C’s beat Salinas 47-33 to tie for the league title. These two teams are co-champions
C’s beat Alisal 68-17. Junior Mike Agnone led the team to their fourth straight win without a defeat. Mike scored 19 points and Gary Ghidinelli had 17.
Lost to Salinas and Salinas is undefeated so far.
Soquel 39-21. Gary Ghidinelli the teams top scorer outscored the whole Soquel team when he scored 22 against them.
Beat Palma 60-28. Ghidinelli posted his season high against Palma when he scorched the nets for 24 points. The other part of the attack is led by Mike Agnone and Bill Kypreos, who have been close in scoring all year.
In the game for the league championship with Salinas Gary Ghidinelli nearly beat the Cowbabes by himself as he scored 21 points. Bill Kypreos scored 11 and Mike Agnone did a good job on defense.

D team in first game of the season lost to North Salinas.
D’s lost to Alisal 27-28. Their record is now 2-2. SC was ahead 27-26 with 10 seconds left when Alisal hit a shot for their first lead of the game. Top scorer was sophomore Alan Badger with 12 followed by Steve Bettencourt with 10 points.
Salinas loss
Soquel loss in overtime
Palma loss in overtime.
Sophomores Allan Badger and Don Torchio have led in both scoring and rebounding with one picking up the others slack, when he gets into a scoring hole.

Chick Van Selus won the C and D sportsmanship award from the Dads Club.

JV BASKETBALL Practice games: Watsonville 48-33, SLV 49-23, Carmel 67-51, League: North Salinas 40-39 in overtime, 38-38, Salinas 47-68, Watsonville loss, won; Alisal won, Seaside loss, Soquel 53-45.

Inside players: Dan Rodriquez, Steve Seymour, Tom Mitchell, Gary Castiglioni, Collins, Walt Edwards and Bob Henderson. Guards, Rod Fleming, Hall, Ted McCarroll and Van Selus

Freshman forward Tom Mitchell scored 16 points in the opening game of the season in a win against Watsonville 48-33. Center Dan Rodriguez topped the rebounders to take away second chance shots from the Cats. Bob Henderson added 15 points to the score. Starters for the game were guards Rich Cordero and freshman Gary Castiglioni; center Dan Rodriquez; forwards Tom Mitchell and Bob Henderson.

In an overtime win against North Salinas, Bob Henderson led the scorers with 14 points followed by center Dan Rodriguez with 13.

After losing to Carmel two years in a row the Cards took them this year 67-51. Six foot four Dan Rodriguez bucketed 23 points, frosh forward Tom Mitchell had 14 and Bob Henderson had 13.

Ted McCarroll paced the Cards to a 49-23 win over SLV scoring nine point while sharing the guard position with Gary Castiglioni and Rod Fleming, who both scored seven.

In the last round losses to North Salinas 38-39 and to Salinas, Dan Rogriguez scored 18 against North Salinas and tied Gary Castiglioni with 11 each against Salinas. Ted McCarroll has led the team in ball handling for most of the year and did a good job against Salinas.

The squad ended the season with a sweet win over Soquel 53-45. The team was lauded by their coach for their hustle throughout the season. During the second half of the slate the Cards were shut down thrice by less than five markers. A win in these games would have put them on the positive side.

High point men were Dan Rodriguez, Walt Edwards, Ted McCarroll, Bob Henderson, Tom Mitchell, Gary Castiglioni and Steve Seymour.

In the beginning of the season if looked as if the SC JV team was going to have a big year as the Cards won three straight before being stopped by Salinas. They had fair size, but mainly they were lauded by their coach for fine hustle throughout the season. During the second half of the slate the Cards were shut down thrice by less than five markers. This was hard on the guys and before they finally snapped their losing streak against Alisal, they were clubbed by Seaside for heir worst defeat. The final game of the year was a sweet one as the Cards stopped Soquel 53-45.

Walt Edwards was the Dads Club sportsmanship award winner.

WRESTLING squad put together on of the best years ever. The Cards placed second in the MBL and wound up with a 12-4 record. The top performance of the year was by sophomore Kip Herren went undefeated during the regular season, not losing until the CCS Tournament were he lost in the finals to a wrestler who won the Northern Cal title last year. Bryon Lohr, Gene Rochelle and Ed Kapping also turned in point earning performances far above the average times and on many occasions picked up points when the Cards were hurting for winning margins.

Loehr and Rochelle still unbeaten with 14-0 marks on the line to face Seaside. Rochelle will be facing another undefeated wrestler and Loehr who has not lost a match in two years is coming off a pin against Soquel in 10 seconds. Sophomore Kip Herren ran his string to 12-1 with a second period pin.

MBL first place finishers were sophomore, Kip Herren and seniors Tony Alvarez, Edward Kapping, Gene Rochell and Brian Loehr. All advance to the CCS tournament. As stated above Kip Herren place second in the 106 weight class to advance to the Northern California State tournament. To get to the finals his biggest victory was stopping an opponent who had won 42 consecutive matches in a decision. He won two other matches 4-3 and 3-2. Gene Rochelle at 145, won his first match with a decision, but lost his next match 0-1. Ed Kapping at133, lost his first match 2-9. Brian Loehr at 194, won his first match 5-1 and his second match 4-3, before losing his third 3-4.

Wrestlers who placed at the Gonzales Tournament were Kip Herren, 103; Tony Alvarez, 109; Phil DiGoralamo, 112; Dave Gray, 127; Jerry Malmin, 135; Pat Provenzano, 138; Gene Rochelle, 145; Brian Loehr, 191 and Archie Lopez, unlimited.

The Cards split their first two matches. Winners at Half Moon Bay by a 32-21 score were Steve Trybom at 95, David Gray 127, Edward Kapping 133, Brian Loehr 191 all on pins other the Trybom. Winners by decision were Rick Alvarez 112, Pat Provenzano 145, Gene Rochelle 154 and Archie Lopez unlimited. Losers were Kevin Swehla 120, Tom Stagnaro 165, Jim Gillespie 103, Brett Wylie 138 and Jerry Malmin 145.

Against Del Mar Brian Loehr pinned his man and the other winners were Kip Herren, Tony Alveraz, Ed Kaping, Gene Rochelle and Tom Stagnaro. Archie Lopez tied his man. Losers were Steve Trybom, Jim Gillespie, Dave Gray, Pat Provenzano, Brett Wylie and Jerry Malmin.

Other team members: Gray, Archie Lopez. Steve Belcher, Art Rochelle, Scott Graff. Jim Sutherland, Garcia, Jerry Johns, Phil DiGiralamo. Pat Pennell, Geary, Knowles, H. Gillespie, Brendon Baer, Sam Trybom and R. Lopez.

Kip Herren received the most valuable wrestler trophy donated by the Sportsman’s Shop. Jerry Malmin was voted the most improved wrestler. Gene Rochelle won the most inspirational wrestler award donated by Ferrell’s Donut Shop.

Tom Stagnaro was the Dads Club sportsmanship award winner.

TRACK MBL league meet: Watsonville 95, Seaside 56, Monterey 27, Salinas 23, Santa Cruz 21 and Soquel 2.
Division III CCS: Watsonville 48, Seaside 37, King City 31, Santa Cruz 27, Monterey 24.

Byron Wilson placed second at the CCS meet in the 100 and fourth in the 220 to qualify for the State meet.

The lightweight team is one of the finest SC teams since the early forties. Standouts were Don Lowery in the 220 and Ray Fassio, who set a new Memorial Field record with a high jump of 5’ 9”.

Nine From SC in MBL finals. The varsity was led by Ron Vellutini’s, who was second in the pole vaulting and Byron Wilson’s sprinting. Byron had his best 100 yard race at the MBL finals, when he negotiated the century in a blazing 9.7. Byron also won the 220. Ron’s best jump of 13’ 6” was at the King City Relays. Ron was consistently in the upper 12 feet range.

Top lightweights were Ray Fassio won the high jump at 5’ 8” and took sixth in the shot put. Lovon ’Lollie” Lowery place third in the high jump at 5”6”. Don Lowery placed sixth in the broad jump at 19’.

In preliminary heats to see who would make the finals the results were Don Lowery won his heat in the 180 low hurdles. Lovon Lowrey won his heats in the 180 low hurdles and 70 high hurdles. Jim Bartell took fourth in his heat in 70 high hurdles and freshman Tom Mitchell edged a fourth in the 220.

Twenty two schools participated in the Dad’s Club relays, which Seaside won for the second straight year beating out Watsonville and third place Santa Cruz’ iron man team of Ron Vellutini, Byron Wilson, Frank Trowbridge and Greg Larson who scored 35 points among them. Vellutini had a personal best pole vault of 13’ 3” and just barely missed at 13’ 9”.
The lightweight team also took third place with 44 points to the winning Watsonville 64 and Alisal with 50 points. The crack sprint medley relay team took the only first place in 3:48.3. Runners and distances run were Dave McCune, 440; John Thomas, 220, Don Lowery, 220 and Scott Pitman, 880.

The Cards placed fifth at the Watsonville Relays. Byron Wilson took second in the 100 and Ron Vellutini stirred the spectators with his first place pole vault of 12 9. Vellutini, Greg Larson, Roy Dierflinger and Wilson posted their best 880 relay time a 1:34.6 to take fourth place. The sprint relay medley relay team took first place. Larson ran 440, Vellutini and Wilson both ran 220 and Frank Trowbridge the 880. Angell took a fourth place in the pole vault. In the lightweight competition, Calavares took a third in the mile. Lovon Lowery took third in the high jump. Don Lowery took fourth in the broad jump.

At the King City relays lightweight Don Lowery won the 180 yard low hurdles in a time of 20.4. It was his first attempt in competition and it tied the school record set by a varsity runner. In the 220 yard dash he took fifth place. Bryon Wilson put a 20 year old school record in the 220 in the trash barrel by one tenth of a second. He took second in the 100. Frank Trowbridge ran his best 880 in 1:59.5 for fourth place. Greg Larson sprinted his best 440 of the season in 52.6. Ron Vellutini took a second place with a vault of 12” 9”.

Watsonville in a dual meet beat the varsity 26-91 and lightweights 43-79. Frank Trowbridge set a new school record in the mile running 4:32.1. Ron Vellutini cleared 13’ to break the pole vault record.

Varsity beats Soquel 79-43 and lightweights 96-25. Varsity double winners were Byron Wilson the 100 and 220; Ron Vellutini in pole vault and high jump. Other first place winners were Frank Trowbridge in the 880 and Chuck Christenson in the two mile. Lightweight Don Lowery won three events, the low hurdles, broad jump and the 220. Sophomore Ray Fassio won two events the high jump and the shot put. Other varsity place winners listed by event, name and place. 100, Dierflinger, 2nd and Bill Yue, 3rd: 220, Vellutini, 2nd and Dierflinger, 3rd: 440, Trowbridge, 2nd: mile, Carter, 3rd: High hurdles, Walt Edwards, 2nd: 120 low hurdles, Greg Larson, 3rd: High jump, Decker, 3rd: Broadjump, Bill Yue, 2nd: Pole vault, Angell, 2nd: Shot Put, Lopez, 2nd and Brad Warze, 3rd: Discus, Larson, 3rd.

Lightweights, 100, Tom Mitchell, 2nd and Thomas 3rd: 220, Tom Mitchell, 2nd and Thomas, 3rd: 440, Scott Pitman, 2nd and Norbert Neuman, 3rd: 880, Norbert Neuman, 2nd and Kent Webber, 3rd: Mile, Hightower, 2nd: 2 mile, Tony Alvarez, 2nd: High hurdles, Littlefield, 3rd: Low hurdles, Lovon Lowery, 2nd: High Jump, Lovon Lowery, 2nd: Broadjump, Werbelow, 3rd: Pole Vault, Dean Hogan, 2nd: Shot put, Spray, 2nd and Ken Gregory, 3rd: Discus, Spray, 2nd and Ken Gregory, 3rd.

Monterey beat the Cards 71-50. Praise was given Frank Trowbridge, Byron Wilson, Ron Vellutini, Bob Pescador, John Witaker and Chuck Christensen. Lightweights lauded were Don Lowery who won the 220 and the hurdles; Rick Alvarez won the mile and cousin Tony Alvarez won the two mile. Walt Littefield placed in 180 hurdles, George Hamilton place in mile and Ken Gregory placed in shot put.

In a triple meet the varsity scores were Watsonville 89, SC 35 and Soquel 13. Watsonville set seven of the nine Memorial Field records. SC set two new school and field records. One by captain Frank Trowbridge in the 880, burying a 31 year old record with a time of 1:58.7. The other was by lightweight Ray Fassio as he cleared 5’ 9” in the high jump. Ray also had a personal best with a throw of 42’ in the shot put. Byron Wilson won the 100 in 10.2 and Ron Vellutini cleared the pole vault at 12’ for first place.

In the first dual meet of the season the varsity lost to Salinas 40-73 and the lightweights stunned the Cowbabes 82-39. The varsity won four events –Ron Vellutini cleared the pole vault at 12’ 3”; Greg Larson took the 440in 53.3; Frank Trowbridge won the 880 in 2:03.6 and Chuck Christensen took the two mile in 10:55.7. Light weight Lollie Lowery took three first in the high jump at 5’ 6, 120 high hurdles in 10.1 and the low hurdles in 24.8.

Against Alisal the varsity won 74-42 and lightweights 66-56. Wilson won the 220 in a vield record 22.9. Walter Edwards scored a couple of personal bests with a high jump of 5’ 5” for a first and took second in the shot put at 42’3”. The lightweights had four school and field records. Lovon Lowery ran the 70 yard high hurdles in 9.5, Don Lowery ran the 120 low hurdles in 13.6, Scott Pitman in the 880 in 2:07.5 and Warren Lee in 440 in time of 54 seconds.

BASEBALL Practice games: Carmel 11-7, 6-2; Bellarmine 2-6, 0-2; Redwood of San Rafael 6-8, 2-11; Saratoga 4-3, Mitty 2-6 Salinas Tournament: Monterey 4-11, North Salinas 1-2 in twelve innings,
League: North Salinas win, Monterey 1-3, loss; Salinas 5-6, Watsonville 4-3, 2-3; Alisal 5-4, 0-1;

From Sentinel
Practice Games: Santa Clara 1-8; Saratoga 4-3, Carmel 6-2, Marin Catholic 11-2, Bellarmine 0-2, Del Mar 6-6, Salinas Tournament: Soquel 6-4, North Salinas 3-8, Watsonville 7-8.
League: North Salinas won, 11-7; Soquel 4-2, Watsonville 12-4, Monterey 1-2, 8-5; Seaside 6-1, 3-4; Alisal 0-1, 6-1.
Players and positions are catchers, Dave Bilardello and Gary Castiglioni; pitchers, Dana Hendershott, Mike Puget, Glen Griffin and Ted McCarroll also OF; 1B, Tim Holtz; 2B, George Arnott and Everett Yee; 3B, Greg Gordon and Jim Ellis also OF; SS, Tom Crichton; outfielders, Dave Trybom, Gary Neumann, Steve Brown and Wes Bergazzi also 1B.
League record 6-3 for third in league. Season record 13-9

‘Old Birds’ Look Like Spring Chickens; Alumni Tops Cardinal Baseballers, 5-1 in annual alumni game. SC jumped out to a one run lead in the first inning. With one down, catcher Dave Bilardello singled and stole second and on a strike out pitch, headed to third and scored on the overthrow. Card starter Dana Hendershott hurled fine ball as he held the grand old timers hitless during his four innings of work. Glenn Griffin relieved starting the fifth inning and ran into trouble. With one down, Mac Morelli got on base on an error and Ron Neumann walked and an error advanced both runners. Bruce McPerson drove them in with a single to right center. Runs not earned. The alumni tallied two more in the seventh and another in the ninth. Al McCommon drove in two of the runs. Fred McPherson and Ron Durkin combined pitching talents to limit the Cards to just three hits. Cards lineup: Trybom, CF, 3-0; Bilardello, C, 3-1; Ellis, 3B/C, 4-1; Holz, 1B, 3-0; Neumann, LF, 3-0; Arnott, 2B, 4-0; Brown, RF, 2-1; Bergazzi, 1B, 1-0; Hendershott, P. 1-0; Griffin, P, 1-0; Puget, P, 1-0; Grellmann, PH. 1-0; Yee, 3B, 0-0; McCarroll, P, 0-0.
Alumni lineup: McCommon, SS, 4-1; Lockwood, 1B, 4-0; Pillsbury, RF, 4-0; Gerig, 2B, 4-1; Gilbert, 3B, 3-0; Morelli, CF, 3-0; Neumann, LF, 3-1, Filice, C, 2-1; Fred McPherson, P, 0-0; Bruce McPherson, SS, 3-1; Durkin, P, 1-1.
Pitching stats, by name, innings pitched, hits, runs, earned runs, base on balls and strike outs.
NAME IP H R ER BB SO
McPherson 4 1 1 0 1 5
Durkin 5 1 0 0 4 3
Cards
Hendershott 4 0 0 0 1 3
Griffin 2 2 2 0 2 4
Puget 2 2 3 2 2 1
McCarroll 1 1 1 1 3 0

Sentinel March 9. Believe It Or Not-SC Hurlers Not Bad Despite An 8-1 Loss To Santa Clara. Santa Clara scored five times in the seventh inning to wrap up the victory and those were the only earned runs of the game. Six errors and weak hitting hampered SC. Most impressive of the three pitchers, all of whom have been playing basketball, was junior left-hander Mike Puget, who had his fast ball hopping and a curve that was breaking, but tired in his fourth inning of pitching as he has been playing basketball. Senior Glenn Griffin also just out from basketball, pitched the last two-thirds of the last inning. Junior lefty Dana Hendershott, started and went the first three innings and gave up no earned runs. Incidentally the Cards have another left-handed pitcher Ted McCarroll. The Cards lone run came, when catcher Dave Billardello reached base on an error, stole second and scored on Wes Bergazzi’s single. SC had six errors. Lineup: Trybom, CF, 3-0; Bilardello, C, 4-0; Chrichton, SS, 2-0; Ellis, 3B, 2-0; Bergazzi, 1B, 2-1; Neumann, RF, 2-1; Arnott, 2B, 2-0; Brown, LF, 2-1; Hendershott, P, 0-0; Yee, 2B, 0-0; Puget, P, 2-0; Griffin, P, 0-0; Holtz, 1B, 2-0.
Pitching stats, by name, innings pitched, hits, runs, earned runs, base on balls and strike outs.
NAME IP H R ER BB SO
Hendershott 3 4 3 0 1 2
Puget 3 1/3 2 3 3 2 1
Griffin 2/3 2 2 2 1 1

March 13. Card ‘9’ Nabs First Win–Socks Saratoga 4-3. With improvement seen everywhere, SC broke into the win column over previously unbeaten Saratoga. SC, now 1-2, had much improved pitching, hitting and fielding. SC scored two runs in the top of the third inning, when Steve Brown led of with a line single and Glenn Griffin bunted to sacrifice, but the pitcher threw the ball away at second, to put runners on first and second and no outs. Dave Trybom sacrificed them up. Dave Bilardello pushed a bunt past the short stop and both runs scored. SC scored two more in the fifth inning on a single by Trybom, a triple by Bilardello and a RBI single by Crichton. Bilardello was the big stick of the day going 2 for 4, including a triple and three RBI’s. Trybom also collected a couple of raps. Saratoga rallied back in the bottom of the fifth scoring their three runs. Dana Hendershott came in relief of Griffin in the sixth and preserved the win for a save. In two innings he gave up one hit, no runs or walks and struck out two. Griffin got credit for the win as he hurled five fine innings of ball. He gave up five hits, walked two, struck out six and gave up no earned runs. SC had three errors. Lineup: Trybom, CF, 3-2; Bilardello, C, 4-2; Chrichton, 2B, 3-1; Arnott, SS, 3-0; Bergazzi, 1B, 3-0; Ellis, 3B, 2-0; Neumann, RF, 2-0; Brown, LF, 3-1; Griffin, P, 3-0.

March 16. Big Card Rally Tops Carmel, 6-2. Rallying for five runs in the final frame, the Cards swept to their second straight victory. Junior southpaw Dana Hendershott went the last four innings struck out five, walked none and gave up one hit a double as he collected his first victory. Shortstop George Arnott went 2 for 3, both singles and scored. Dave Trybom and Steve Brown went 2 for 4. Carmel drew first blood, scoring in the second stanza. SC came right back in the third as Trybom singled and Brown followed suit to put runners on first and second. Second sacker Everett Yee drove in Trybom. Carmel scored again in the fourth inning to go ahead 2-1. In the top of the seventh, Arnott started the inning off with a single, which started a series of six straight singles scoring five runs. Starting pitcher Mike Puget sailed smoothly through his three inning stint striking out five, walked three and gave up two hits. Both squads played good defense as each made only one error. Lineup: Trybom, CF, 4-2; Brown, LF, 4-2; Bilardello, C, 2-1, Bergazzi, 1B, 4-0; Arnott, SS, 3-2; Neuman, RF, 3-1; Yee, 2B, 1-1; Chrichton, 2B, 2-1; Puget, P, 1-0; Hendershott, P. 2-1.

March 20. Arnott Hits Grand Slam As Cards Frolic, 11-2. Arnott’s grand slam came in the first inning to give SC a quick 4-0 lead over Marin Catholic of San Rafeal. Chrichton singled, Bilardello walked and Jim Ellis walked and Arnott unloaded the bases with the only extra base hit of the game. SC had three errors and eight hits. Lineup: Trybom, CF, 3-1, Chrichton, 2B, 4-3; Grellman, 2B, 0-0; Bilardello, C, 3-0; Ghidinelli, C, 0-0; Ellis, 3B, 2-0; Arnott, SS, 3-2; Nuemann, RF/LF, 4-1; Bergazzi, 1B, 4-1; Brown, LF, 4-1; Holz, RF, 1-0; Hendershott, P, 2-0; Puget, P, 0-0.
Pitching stats, by name, innings pitched, hits, runs, earned runs, base on balls and strike outs.
NAME IP H R ER BB SO
Hendershott 5 1/3 4 1 1 1 3
Puget 1 2/3 3 1 0 0 1

March 24. Strong Bellarmine Nips Cardinals 2-0. In a fast moving, well played game, the powerful Bellarmine Bells, who have played 12 games already, nipped SC 2-0 at Harvey West Stadium. Crafty Dana Hendershott, who moves the ball around, but does not overpower the opposing batters, went all the way for the Cards in the one hour, 37 minute game. He gave up five hits — the big one was a triple by Dan Pastorini (who went on to be an NFL quarterback) driving in the two runs. Hendershott threw only 75 pitches, walked one and struck out two. The Cards out hit Bellarmine 8 to 5. Bergazzi had a double. Each team made only one error. SC left ten men on base. Lineup: Trybom, CF, 4-2, Bilardello, C, 2-2; Crichton, 2B, 4-1; Ellis, 3B, 3-0; Arnott, SS, 3-0; Neumann, RF, 3-1; Bergazzi, 1B, 3-1; Brown, LF, 3-1, Hendersott, P, 1-0; Holz, PH, 1-0.

March 27. Santa Cruz Nine Ties With Del Mar Dons, 6-6. Big Seventh For SC. After eight innings the game was called because of darkness. Down 6-0 going into the top of the seventh, SC rallied for six runs to tie things up. Dave Bilardello smashed a triple with the bases loaded to pave the way. With Bilardello on third, Dave Trybom and Everett Yee walked to load the bases again. Wes Bergazzi drove in two runs with a single and Jim Ellis squeezed in Yee to tie the score. In eight innings, Glenn Griffin gave up five hits, walked three, allowed six earned runs and struck out 13. SC had four errors and four hits. RBI’s: Bilardello 3, Bergazzi 2 and Ellis one. Lineup: Brown, LF, 4-0; Bilardello, C, 4-1; Trybom, CF, 3-0; Chrichton, 2B, 2-0; Bergazzi, 1B, 4-1; Arnott, SS, 2-0; Ellis, 3B, 2-1; Neumann, RF, 1-0; Griffin,P, 4-0; Yee, 2B, 1-0; Holz, RF, 2-1.

Dana Hendershott earned the won over North Salinas in the league opener at Harvey West.

April 3. Cards Beat Soquel, 4-2. Tom Crichton doubled in front of the left field fence to break up a tension packed game and give SC a 4-2 win over arch-rival Soquel, as SC raised its record to 2-0 in league. Crichton’s double came with two outs in the bottom of the sixth and it scored Dave Trybom from second and Dana Hendershott from first base as the catcher tried to make the tag on him before he caught the ball. In the fourth inning with Wes Bergazzi on first, George Arnott attempted to sacrifice him to second, but the bunt was thrown away and the Cards had runners on first and second. They both scored on Greg Gordon’s timely single to right field. Soquel had gone ahead in the fourth inning on a walk, stolen base, single, pass ball and a single to score two runs. In the sixth inning, Soquel had the suicide squeeze on and the runner on third took off early before Card pitcher Dana Hendershott made any move to the plate. So, Hendershott stepped back off the pitching rubber and threw the ball to the plate and the Soquel player bunted the ball safely. But the runner from third was called out, because of interference by the batter of hitting a thrown ball, not a pitch off the pitching rubber. SC had a big threat going in the fifth inning with men at first and third and no outs, but were unable to score. Side-arming Glenn Griffin went four and one-third innings, striking out eight. Hendershott, who doesn’t over-power batters came on to be the benefactor of double plays in the fifth and seventh innings. Gordon and Crichton both had two RBI’s. SC had no errors. Lineup: Trybom, CF, 3-2; Ellis, 3B, 2-0; Bilardello, C, 4-0; Crichton, 2B, 3-1; Bergazzi, 1B, 3-1; Arnott, SS, 2-1; Neumann, RF, 2-0; Brown, LF, 1-0; Griffin, P/LF, 3-0; Gordon, 3B, 2-1; Hendershott, P, 0-0.
Pitching stats, by name, innings pitched, hits, runs, earned runs, base on balls and strike outs.
NAME IP H R ER BB SO
Griffin 4 1/3 3 2 2 3 8
Hendershott 2 2/3 2 0 0 1 0

April 4. SC Tips Soquel in Tourney Game. A five run second inning carried SC to a 6-4 win over Soquel in the first round of the Salinas Lions Invitational Tournament. Six straight hits, including George Arnott’s triple and a bases loaded double by Dave Bilardello featured the Cards big second inning. Dana Hendershott pitched a couple game giving up 7 hits, three earned runs, walked four and struck out 6. RBI’s: Bilardello 3, Arnott, Brown and Crichton one each. SC had 11 hits and two errors. Lineup: Ellis, RF, 4-2; Bilardello, C, 3-1, Trybom, CF, 3-1; Crichton, 2B, 2-1; Bergazzi, 1B, 2-0; Holz 1B, 2-0; Gordon, 3B, 4-2; Arnott, SS, 4-1; Brown, LF, 3-2, Hendershott, P, 2-1.

April 5. In the semifinals of the Salinas Lions Tourney North Salinas defeated SC 8-3 with only one run being earned. The victim was Glenn Griffin, who contributed three wild pitch to his won downfall. North Salinas scored three runs in the first inning and three more in the second as the Cards fell to pieces. Six physical errors, four pass balls and three wild pitches eased North Salinas into the finals. On offense, SC rapped eight hits, including a tremendous home run by Jim Ellis, a triple by Greg Gordon and a double by George Arnott. RBI’s: Arnott two and Ellis one. Lineup: Ellis, RF, 4-1; Bilardello, C, 4-1; Trybom, CF, 3-2; Crichton, 2B, 3-1; Gordon, 3B, 3-1; Arnott, SS, 3-1; Brown, LF, 3-0; Holz, 1B, 3-1; Griffin, P, 1-0; Rodriguez, P, 1-0; Neumann, PH, 1-0.
Pitching stats, by name, innings pitched, hits, runs, earned runs, base on balls and strike outs.
NAME IP H R ER BB SO
Griffin 3 3 6 1 3 6
Rodriguez 4 3 2 0 2 5

April 6. Wildcats Edge SC 8-7 for third place in the Salinas tournament in a slugfest that featured a bit if a rhubarb in the last inning as Greg Gordon blasted one into deep center field at Rodeo Park. After first being called a game tying home run, Gordon’s blast was eventually ruled a ground rule double, it bounced over the fence even though it was a long way out there, and Greg was sent back to second. The third out ended the game. RBI’s: Crichton, 4, Gordon 1. Doubles: Bilardello and Gordon. Cards had five errors. SC had 11 hits to Watsonville’s 6. Lineup: Ellis, RF, 4-0; Bilardello, C, 3-2; Trybom, CF, 4-3; Crichton, 2B, 4-2; Gordon, 3B, 4-2; Arnott, SS, 3-0; Bergazzi, 1B, 2-1; Neumann, LF, 3-0; Griffin, P, 2-0; Ghidnelli, C, 0-0; McCarroll, P, 0-0; Brown, PH, 1-1.
Pitching stats, by name, innings pitched, hits, runs, earned runs, base on balls and strike outs.
NAME IP H R ER BB SO
Griffin 5 1/3 5 8 5 2 5
McCarroll 2/3 1 0 0 0 1.

April 13. Big SC Lead Slips Through Fingers Of Cards At Salinas. SC ahead 5-1 after four innings gave up a pair of runs in the fifth, one in the sixth and two in the disastrous seventh. It
Was errors more than anything that spelled defeat for the Cards as they made five miscues and several mental errors. Salinas scored a run in the first inning and the Cards came back with two in the top of the second on errors. SC scored two more runs in the third on a single by Dave Trybom, a crashing triple by Tom Crichton and a single by Greg Gordon, The Cards final run came as a result of an error in the fourth inning. Dane Hendershott went the distance and pitched steady ball until the sixth, when he started to tire. He was tagged for nine hits, three earned runs, three walks and had six strikeouts. RBI’s Crichton and Gordon one each. Crichton a triple. Lineup: Brown, LF, 4-0; Bilardello, C, 4-2; Trybom, CF, 4-2; Crichton, 2B, 4-2; Gordon, 3B, 3-2; Ellis, RF, 2-1; Bergazzi, 1B, 3-0; Arnott, SS, 3-0; Hendershott, P, 3-1.

April 17. Tom Crichton’s Homer Powers Cards To Seven Run First, 12-4 MBL Win. Sophomore Tom Crichton powered a 350 home run over the left field fence at Watsonville to highlight a seven run first inning rally on the way to a 12-4 triumph over the Wildcats, who were undefeated in league. Junior starter Dana Hendershott and freshman Dan Rodriquez allowed only one hit. Hendershott had a no hitter through four innings. He retired ten men in a row, before walking a batter. SC’s coach–who rightly so thinks the game is the important thing and not any personal glory, but with SC having a 12-0 lead, Hendershott was relieved to save him for use in the next game–replaced him with Rodriguez, who pitched two scoreless innings, but gave up four runs in the sixth inning on five walks and SC’s only error of the game. At one time in the 60’s SC had a 14 game win streak over Watsonville. Jim Ellis and Crichton had doubles. RBI’s: Crichton 4, Ellis, Hendershott, Brown and Kaysinger one each. Lineup: Bilardello, C, 4-1; Ellis, 3B, 4-2; Trybom, CF, 5-0; Crichton, 2B, 4-3; Gordon, SS, 1-0; Neumann, RF, 1-1; Brown, LF, 3-0; Holz, 1B, 4-0; Hendershott, P. 2-1; Yee, 2B, 1-0; Grellmann, 3B, 1-0; Rodriguez, P, 0-0.
NAME IP H R ER BB SO
Hendershott 4 0 0 0 1 0
Rodriguez 3 1 4 3 5 4

April 20. Monterey Guns Down SC. The 2-1 loss in eight innings dropped SC out of a four way tie for first in the MBL to a 3-2 record. The winning run was scored on back-to-back triples with two outs in the eighth. Monterey scored their first run on two haunting errors, a single and a fielders choice in the seventh inning to tie the game. A ten minute delay in the sixth inning as the sun was glaring into the pitchers eyes, so they couldn’t see the plate seemed to have an affect on the game. SC pushed across their run in the fourth, With one down Dave Trybom got on an infield hit, stole secon , went to third on a pass ball and scored on a high hopper over third by Greg Gordon. Dana Hendershott went the route for SC. He scattered eight hits, walked one and struck out one. SC had only four hits. SC had two errors, all in the seventh inning. Lineup: Bilardello, C, 4-0; Ellis, 3B, 4-0; Trybom, CF, 3-1; Crichton, 2B, 3-0; Gordon, SS, 3-1; Neumann, RF, 2-0; Brown, LF, 3-1; Holz, 2-0; Hendershott, P, 2-0; Arnott, PH, 1-1.

April 24. Alumni To Tough For SC. The old timers fought back from a 7-0 deficit to win 8-7. SC tallied a run in the second and three in the fourth and fifth innings, but the alumni came back with six in the sixth and two more in the ninth for their second win of year over the varsity. All was not dim for the Cards as freshman Ron Hyde hurled two and one-third innings of good ball. Fred McPherson, Al McCommon and Stan Pillsbury hurled for the Alumni with Pillsbury picking up the win.

April 24. Glenn Griffin Loses No-Hitter in Sixth, SC Cardinals Take 6-1 Win Over Seaside. Senior Glenn Griffin had a no hitter into the sixth inning and a shutout in sight until the seventh, but had to settle for a 6-1 win. A blooper to short left field just out of the reach of diving shortstop Greg Gordon was the first of two hits for Seaside. Griffin was tiring in the seventh and walked two, hit a batter and gave up a hit for the one run. Griffin hummed the ball past the Spartans as he struck out 11 and walked four. Card catcher Dave Billardello can attest to Glenn’s sped by the blisters on his catching hand. SC wasted no time in lighting up the scoreboard as they pushed two runs across in the bottom of the first inning. Steve Brown single up the middle with one out and went to third on a double by Dave Trybom. Brown trying to score on Tom Crichton grounder was out at the plate, but Greg Gordon came through and drove Trybom and Crichton home. Crichton singled with two outs in the third, stole second and scored on Gordon’s third RBI hit of the game. Bilardello tripled to drive in Jim Ellis in fourth inning. Crichton scored for the third time, went he got on by an error, went to second on a pass ball and scored on George Arnott;s double, who then scored on Wes Bergazzi’s liner. Eight of the starters had hits. SC is one game behind Monterey and Watsonville with a 4-2 league record and 8-6-1 overall. SC had only one error. Bilardello had a triple. Trybom and Arnott doubled. RBI’s: Gordon 3, Bilardello, Arnott and Bergazzi one each. SC had 11 hits. Lineup: Bilardello, C, 3-1; Brown, LF, 3-1; Trybom, CF, 4-2; Crichton, 2B, 4-1; Gordon, SS, 3-2. Arnott, 3B, 3-1; Ellis, LF, 1-1; Bergazzi, 1B, 3-2; Griffin, P, 3-0; Neumann, LF, 0-0; Holz, PH, 1-0.

Alisal shocked the Cards in a well played game to end the first half of league 0-1. There were no errors made and each team had five hits. Dana Hendershott struck out seven and gave up no free passes.

May 1. SC “Pirate“ Steal Victory From Vikes. For a while North Salinas was invincible, but SC turned pirates and stole a 11-7 MBL victory. Going into the seventh inning, the hosts commanded a 7-5 lead, but Tim Holz took care of that with a two run homer with Wes Bergazzi aboard to tie the score and send the contest into extra innings. SC put together a four run ninth inning on four hits and four Viking errors to give them a 5-3 MBL record. Greg Gordon gave the Redbirds an early lead as he belted a three run homer in the first inning scoring Dave Billardello and Dave Trybom. NS came right back and scored two runs on a home run that rolled forever on the open field. NS moved ahead in the third as they bombed freshman starter Dan Rodriquez for five runs on four hits and an error. In fact, NS got but one solid hit off the right-hander as the three other hits were infield hits. Dan got out of the inning and shut the Vikes down in the fourth as he impressed in his first start. Hendershott relieved in the fifth and finished the game for his third league win. SC played fine defensive ball, making only one error in nine innings. Infielders Arnott, Crichton, Gordon and Bergazzi all made good plays. Billardello paced the Card attack going 4 for 6. Trybom and Gordon had three and George Arnott, Bergazzi and Holz each collected a pair. Gordon led the RBI’s with 5, followed by Holz 2 and Bilarello 1. Doubles: Bilardello and Bergazzi. Lineup: Bilarello, C, 6-4; Ellis, LF, 3-0; Trybom, CF, 5-3; Gordon, SS/3B, 6-3; Arnott, 3B/SS; 6-2; Crichton, 2B, 6-0; Bergazzi, 1B; 4-2; Holz, RF, 5-2; Rodriguez, P, 3-0; Hendershott, P, 1-0.
NAME IP H R ER BB SO
Rodriquezq 4 2/3 7 7 6 3 4
Hendershott 4 1/3 4 0 0 0 3

May 15. Santa Cruz Cardinals Keep Hopes Burning With Win Over Monterey. SC whipped Monterey 8-5 at El Estero Park. With two games to go SC is one game behind MBL leaders Monterey and Watsonville, who are 9-3 and SC is 8-4. SC scored in the first inning as Dave Trybom walked, went to second on an error and scored on Greg Gordon’s single. The Redbirds added another run in the second and again in the fourth, to take a 3-0 lead. The host Toreadors, smacked two home runs in the fifth, one off start Dana Hendershott and the other off reliever Dan Rodriguez, as they racked up five unearned runs with two outs. In the top of the sixth, the Cards charged back with five runs. Jim Ellis led off the inning with a walk, then was singled to second by Steve Brown and each runner moved up a base as the outfielder miss played the ball. Dan Rodriquez hit a ball to shortstop, whose throw to the plate was in the dirt and Ellis scored. Brown scored on another errant throw to the plate and Trybom was safe at first and Rodriquez rambled to third. Bilardello hit another ground ball and the throw to home was late and Rodriguez scored. Tim Holz belted a long shot over the center field fence for a two run shot. Rodriguez kept Monterey quiet in the last two innings to pick up the win. Brown doubled, RBI’s: Holz and Brown 2 each, Trybom, Bilardello and Gordon one each. Cards had three errors. Lineup: Trybom, CF, 4-1; Bilardello, C, 3-1; Holz, RF, 3-1; Gordon, SS, 4-2; Arnott, 2B, 3-0; Bergazzi, 1B, 4-1; Ellis, 3B, 1-1; Brown, LF, 3-3; Hendershott, P, 2-0; Rodriquez, P, 2-0.
NAME IP H R ER BB SO
Hendershott 4 2/3 3 3 2 3 3
Rodriguez 2 1/3 2 2 2 2 3 Winner

May 18. SC Blows Lead: Bows Out Of Race. A ball game is never over until the last out is recorded and how well the Cards know it as they blew another lead and lost a heartbreaking 4-3 decision to Seaside. It was the third time In MBL competition that an opponent came from behind and erased their lead. But this game was the straw that took away SC chances of at least tying for the league lead. Dana Hendershott hurled five innings of no-hit ball, before Seaside tagged him for a run and two hits in the sixth with no outs. After the second hit, Dan Rodriquez came into the game in relief. The first batter reached first on an infield hit, to put runners on first and third. The next ball was hit back to the pitcher, who threw it away at first to allow a run to score. Another error and a double pushed across two more runs to put Seaside ahead 4-3. SC went down in order in the seventh to end the game. As visitors, the Cards scored the first two runs in the top of the first, when Tim Holz doubled in the first two batters of the game, Trybom and Billardello. They added a third run in the fifth, when Trybom walked, stole second and scored on Billardello’s single. SC had 3 errors. Lineup: Trybom, CF, 2-1; Bilardello, C, 2-1; Holz, RF, 3-1; Gordon, SS, 3-1; Bergazzi, 1b, 2-0; Brown, LF, 3-0; Ellis, 3B, 3-0; Arnott, 2B, 3-0, Hendershott, P, 2-0; Rodriguez, P, 1-0.
NAME IP H R ER BB SO
Hendershott 5+ 2 2 0 2 6
Rodriquez 1 2 2 0 0 1

May 22. Cards Finish Year With 6-1 Alisal Verdict at Harvey West Stadium. Fridays seems to be the winning days for the Cards and this game was no exception. SC has lost five MBL encounters and all the losses came on Tuesdays. The Cards have not lost one league contest on Friday this season, They are 2-7 for the season on Tuesdays. Dana Hendersott, threw only 66 pitches in his compete game win, He fanned two, walked one and gave up 5 hits. The only run scored off him when a high fly ball was lost in the sun. SC scored single runs in the second and third innings and rallied for four more in the sixth. At the plate Hendershott was 2 for 2, whole Dave Trybom was 2 for 4. Holz and Bilardello had doubles. RBI’s: one each for Trybom, Holz, Ellis, Brown and Hendershott. SC had no errors, Lineup: Trybom, CF, 4-2; Bilardello, C, 3-1; Holz, RF, 3-1; Gordon, SS, 4-1; Bergazzi, 1B, 2-0; Arnott, 2B, 2-0; Ellis, 3B, 3-1; Yee, 3B, 0-0; Brown, LF, 2-1; Grellmann, LF, 0-0; Hendershott, P, 2-2.
SC’s season hasn’t been too successful, yet it hasn’t been unsuccessful either. The Cards lost five games by one run, which shows the closeness of the Card failures.

Monterey and Watsonville tied for the MBL title. In a playoff game to see who would represent the league at the Redwood Tournament of Champions Monterey won 3-2. Marin Catholic won the tourney and will play SC next season.

Trident. Glenn Griffin came closer to a no hitter than any area varsity pitcher this year going six innings against Seaside without giving up a hit. In the seventh the Spartans ended up with two hits and one run to earn Glenn a 6-1 win. The Cardinal hitting has been fabulous this Spring and are now second in the league with a .263 team average. Sophomore Tom Crichton is tied for the league lead in runs batted in. Greg Gordon is hitting .500 to be second in the league averages. The Cards have five men in the top 13 league batters.

Sentinel June 1. Two Cards make the ALL MBL team. Dana Hendershott and Greg Gordon. Hendershott, whom his coach described as “carry us,” pitched the most innings (67 1/3) of any MBL hurler. He finished the league season 6-3 and was the loops earned run average leader with a 1.35 runs per game. Greg Gordon batted .417 to take second place in the batting race. He was 15 for 36 and played short stop. There was a two way tie for the fifteenth spot and in a runoff vote, Dave Trybom lost by one vote. Trybom was fourth in league hitting, going 19 for 49 a .388 average.
The fifteen man squad was selected solely by the leagues coaches for the first time in nearly 20 years. Attending sports writers did not participate. All eight coaches voted in favor of the 15 man squad, something new for the MBL, as the players regular positions were not considered in the voting. The idea was to select the best 15 baseball players in the league. Theoretically, all the players could be pitchers or catchers for example.

JV BASEBALL Practice games: Del Mar loss, Buchser win for a 3-1 record at this point. Carmel 12-2,
League: North Salinas 10-8, Soquel 1-0, 3-4; Monterey 1-3, 3-4, Watsonville 3-4, Salinas 1-0, 5-7; Alisal 14-8, Seaside 2-0,

Cardinal J V Nine likened to Ambassadors
Members of the Santa Cruz high school J V baseball team have been described as “good ambassadors” in a letter received this week by Aaron Nelson, SCHS principal.
So often are high school kids branded as outlandish for their deeds that it “is a pleasure to hear good things about them, Nelson said. He displayed a letter from Dick B. Lawitzke of Carmel, and said it would go in his permanent file of good things. Dated March 15, the letter said: “It was my pleasure to be base umpire this afternoon at the Santa Cruz-Carmel junior varsity baseball game. It has been a long, long time since I have had the experience of association with such a well-coached, well-mannered, hard-playing, highly-spirited group of young men. Your school is to be congratulated, sir, on the excellent ambassadors of Santa Cruz high school you sent to Carmel this day.”
How about that, now, Nelson asked.

Pitchers: Kris Sorensen, Dan Rodriguez, Ted McCarroll, Roger Barat, Sam Trybom, Ron Hyde and Scott Graff also outfield. Catchers: Gary Ghidinelli and Dale Lyster also outfield.
Infielders: Rod Fleming, Bill Kypreos, Tom Turner, Jim Lyster, Jim Sutherland. Outfielders: Jerry Malmin, Allan Badger, Joe McCullen.

Junior Birds Beat Bruins. With Ted McCarroll’s six hit pitching the Cards conquered Buchser at the Upper diamond. Rod Fleming collected the only safety in this game. Rod has done a great job at shortstop all year and one of his better plays was in this game, when he took a hot shot and turned it into an easy out with a good flip to Tom Turner covering second. Center fielder Chuck Patterson also turned in a fine piece of fieldmanship as he took a blooper off the ground and threw a line drive to catcher Gary Ghidinelli, who applied the tag for an out at the plate. Clean up hitter Jerry Malmin has been the most potent batter thus far harvesting six hits and has driven the ball over 300 feet twice. The entire pitching staff has been sharp the whole season thus far. Ted McCarrol, Kris Sorensen, Dan Rodriguez, Scott Graff and Ron Hyde have all turned in impressive hill stints.

Pitching Again Paces SC Jayvees In Easy Triumph. Kris Sorensen, Scott Graff and Ron Hyde teamed up for another brilliant mound performance allowing but two hits as the Cards clipped Carmel 12-3. Jerry Malmin led the eight hit attack going 3 for 4 including a 300 foot homer to left field. The Cards scored in bunches with their big inning coming in the fourth when they collected five markers. The Card pitchers struck out 14 and gave up seven free passes. Sorensen pitched the first three innings, Graff the fourth and Hyde the last three.

Malmin’s HR Sparks Win Over North Salinas. Jerry Malmin’s three run homer climaxed a five run fifth inning to make a winner out of Ron Hyde and giving the Cards a 10-8 win. It definitely was not a day for hurlers on either side. The Cards had 11 hits and received six free passes. Third sacker Dan Poston led the Cards at the platter going 3 for 3 with one double. After Gary Ghidinelli hit a double, Rod Fleming ripped a home run over the left field screen for the prize shot of the day. Tom Turner drove in two runs. Ron Hyde pitched a complete game win.

Malmin’s eleventh inning homer over the left centerfield fence nips Soquel 1-0. Sophomore Dan Rodriguez was in near perfect form giving up only four hits while striking out 18 for a complete game win. Only one batter reached third base.

Against Salinas the Cards started off quickly in the first frame with a Jerry Malmin home run. The fifth inning was big for the Cards as they scored three runs to tie the game, but Salinas came right back with two. Southpaw Ted McCarroll struck out seven, but gave up six fee passes.

In a 3-4 loss to Soquel. freshman Kris Sorensen pitched a fine game going all the way while striking out eight, walking only three and giving up seven hits. Jerry Malmin drove in the only earned run by the Cards.

Monterey came back from being down 3-1 in the seventh inning to win 4-3. Ron Hyde hurled a fine game before stiffening up in the last inning, because of the cold weather and having to come out of the game. Tom Turner and Gary Ghidinelli led the hitting phase going 2 for 3. Hyde struck out nine and gave up eight free passes.

Three pitchers, Roger Barat, Ron Hyde and Ted McCarroll shut out Seaside 2-0, while only allowing three hits.

TRACK MBL league meet: Watsonville 95, Seaside 56, Monterey 27, Salinas 23, Santa Cruz 21 and Soquel 2.
Division III CCS: Watsonville 48, Seaside 37, King City 31, Santa Cruz 27, Monterey 24.

Byron Wilson placed second at the CCS meet in the 100 and fourth in the 220 to qualify for the State meet.

The lightweight team is one of the finest SC teams since the early forties. Standouts were Don Lowery in the 220 and Ray Fassio, who set a new Memorial Field record with a high jump of 5’ 9”.

May 15. Santa Cruz, Soquel Qualify 10 For Central Coast Section Meet. At the MBL Track Final Results. Varsity: Watsonville 95, Seaside 56, Monterey 27, Salinas 23, Santa Cruz 21, Soquel 2, Alisal and North Salinas 0.
Ron Vellutini was the only Card to take a first place. He won the pole vault at 12-6 and then moved the bar up to 14 inches to 13-8 and nearly cleared it for the record on his third try. Vellutini wanted to run the 220 as well and got off to a good start and took third place.
Second places: Wilson in both 100 and 220. Third place: SC relay team. Fifth place: Larson in 440.
Lightweights: Final results: Watsonville 78, Santa Cruz 31, Salinas 27, Alisal 26, North Salinas 25, Monterey 16, Seaside 16, Soquel 5.
SC was paced by Don Lowery, who won the 180 low hurdles in 21.0, second in the 440 in 52.3 and fifth in the long jump. Ray Fassio won the high jump in 5-8 and took fifth in shot put. Lovon Lowery was second in the 70 high hurdles in 9.6 and tied for third in the high jump. Scott Pittman was fourth in the 880 in 2:06.3 and George Hightower ran the two mile in 10:48.4 for third place. McCune fourth in 440. Alvarez, fifth in mile. Fishburn was not unhappy with the Cardlets after their second place finish. “With best possible efforts by everybody, we could have won. Watsonville got their come through performances and they have got us very much out-numbered.
In preliminary heats to see who would make the finals the results were Don Lowery won his heat in the 180 low hurdles. Lovon Lowrey won his heats in the 180 low hurdles and 70 high hurdles. Jim Bartell took fourth in his heat in 70 high hurdles and freshman Tom Mitchell edged a fourth in the 220.

May 23. Cards Byron Wilson Runs 9.7 100; Wins Both Century and 220 Dash.
Although most of the times were disappointing at the CCS Region 3 track meet at Hollister, the outcome was as expected with Watsonville dominating the field in lightweight and varsity competition. Varsity scores: Watsonville 49, Seaside 37, King City 31, SC 27, Monterey 24, Live Oak 11, Gilroy 10, SLV 9 and Soquel 1. Sprinter Bryon Wilson moved up another large step in the 100 yard dash, winning in 9.7 and then winning the 220 in 22.2. Ron Vellutini cleared 13 feet in the pole vault and tied for first, but the King City vaulter had less misses and was declared the first place winner.. Vellutini also took third in the 220. The 880 relay team won in 1:33.1. King City came in first but was disqualified on an illegal baton pass. Greg Larson picked up the only other point with a fourth place in the 440.
Those qualifying at this meet, who are the first four places will compete at Stanford for the CCS Track and Field meet. Those going are Byron Wilson, Ron Vellutini, Greg Larson and the 880 relay team.
Since this Saturdays meet was the first CCS Division 3 meet, all the first places are automatically Region 3 records.

May 29. Wilson Captures Second In CCS Track Meet. Bryon Wilson qualified for the State meet by taking second place in the 100 in 9.9. He took fourth in the 220, which will not allow him run in that event. Bryon will compete in only the 100, as on the first three places go on to State. In the 100 Wilson was tied in 9.9 the same as the declared winner. Last week at the Region 3 meet in Hollister, Wilson won in 9.7. Ron Vellutini missed qualifying, when he went out at 13-6, a personal best. The relay team broke a school record at 1:31.4 in the trials, but didn’t place in the finals.
Lightweights: Ray Fassio took a non-qualifying seventh with a 5-9 high jump, which ties his personal best and a school record.

The State meet is at Cal Berkeley’s Edwards Field, will have only one Card, Bryon Wilson running in the 100 yard dash.

June 5. SC Places At Hollister Annual Relays. The spring medley relay team of Ray Dearfinger, Ron Vellutini, Greg Larson and Frank Trowbridge took four place. Lightweight Ray Fassio turned in his best jump of 5-10 for second place in the high jump.

Sentinel March 6. Card Varsity Cindermen Lose, But Cardlets Romp In Track Lid-Lifter.
In the first dual meet of the season the varsity lost to Salinas 40-73 and the lightweights stunned the Cowbabes 82-39. The varsity won four events –Ron Vellutini cleared the pole vault at 12’ 3” with little opportunity to practice. He took second place in the high jump; Greg Larson took the 440 in 53.3; Frank Trowbridge won the 880 in 2:03.6 and was second in the 440. Chuck Christensen took the two mile in 10:55.7. Second places: Wilson second in 100 and 220. Angell in pole vault. Third places: Whitaker in mile. Peck two mile. 120 low hurdles Edwards, who was also third in the high jump. Larson in discus.
Light weight junior Lollie Lowery took three first in the high jump at 5’ 6, 120 high hurdles in 10.1 and the low hurdles in 24.8. His cousin won the 220 in 24.8. McCune won the 440 in 56.6. Pitman won 880 in 2:13.3. Rick Alvarez won the mile in 5:11.3 and Tony Alvarez the two mile in 11:28.3. SC won the relay in 1:35.9.Mendez won the shot put at 39-5. Final score SC 82, Salinas 39.

March 8. Wilson Hits 10.2 Time In ‘All-Comers’ Sprinter Byron Wilson ran a 10.2 time in the 100 yard dash at Seaside, No places were declared in the unofficial practice meet. SC sent about two-thirds of its squad to the meet. Wilson ran a 22.9 in the 220 and Greg Larson was timed in 23.7. Larson ran the 880 in 2:12.5, strange since he normally is a sprinter. Trowbridge ran the mile in 4:51.2.
Lightweights: In the 220 Don Lowery was clocked in 23.5 and John Thomas in 24.6. Scott Pittman gained an unofficial first in the 880 in 2:10.8. George Hightower improved his mile time by nine seconds in 5:06.8 for an unofficial second place. Ron Vellutini and Ron Angell both impressed in the pole vault. Ray Fassio had an unofficial second in the high jump at 5-6. Garbino Mendez also was second unofficially in the shot put and fourth in the discus.

March 13. SC’s ‘Thin’ Thinclads In Loss To Monterey. Monterey beat the Cards 71-50. SC won half the events, but couldn’t ‘fill in” enough seconds and thirds. SC was in the meet until the field events and Monterey scored 17 of the 18 points available. Coach Mel Fishburn was not disappointed with the performances, only the outcome of the scoring. He praised Frank Trowbridge, who won the 880 and was second in the 440. Larson won the 440 in 53.3. Byron Wilson, Ron Vellutini, Bob Pescador was third in the discus. John Witaker was second in the mile and Chuck Christensen won the two mile in 11:07.5. Vellutini, who won the high jump at 5-6 was second in the pole vault and Mark Angell cleared 11-6 for first place. Vellutini cleared 11 feet, then passed to 12-3, the height he cleared last week against Salinas, but was tired and didn’t make it. He also took second in the 220. Parmenter was third in mile.
Lightweights: The talented team, left four or five top men home and some 15 to 20 “sure” points home, lost a tense dual meet on the last two events of the day. Monterey winning 64-58. A bad pass in the relay cost the Cardlets ten points. In the broad jump, the last event of the day to finish, Jim Kirksey‘s with a personal best leap of 18-5 was in second place, but along came two Monterey athletes to better his mark. If Jims mark had of held up the meet would have ended in a 61-61 tie. Lightweight Coach Don Dempewolf lauded Don Lowery who won the 220 in 23.7 and the 120 low hurdles in 14.1; Rick Alvarez won the mile in 4:58.5 and cousin Tony Alvarez won the two mile in 11:31.0. Pittman won the 880 in 2:11.4. Hogan won the pole vault at 8-6. Walt Littefield placed in 180 hurdles, George Hightower place in mile and Ken Gregory placed in shot put.

March 20. Trowbridge Leads SC Past Soquel. Varsity beats Soquel 79-43 and lightweights 96-25. Half-miler Frank Trowbridge led the much improved Cards to a 79-43 win over arch-rival Soquel. Trowbridge set a Memorial Field record as he ran the 880 in 2:01.2, clipping a half second off John Freesemans 1964 record. Freeseman holds the school record of just under two minutes. Varsity double winners were Byron Wilson the 100 in 10.5 and 220 in 23.8.; Ron Vellutini won the pole vault at 12-6 and was actually over the bar at 13 feet, but hooked it with his elbow on the way down. It was his first try at that height. He also won the high jump at 5-7. Chuck Christensen won the two mile as he stayed on the heels of his opponent for seven and a half laps and then sprinted home a winner in 10:40.5. Larson won 440 in 52.9. Whitaker won the mile in 4:57.2. SC won the 880 relay in 1:35.5. Decker won discus at 124-7. Other varsity place winners listed by event, name and place. 100, Dierflinger, 2nd and Bill Yue, 3rd: 220, Vellutini, 2nd and Dierflinger, 3rd: 440, Trowbridge, 2nd: mile, Carter, 3rd: High hurdles, Walt Edwards, 2nd: 120 low hurdles, Greg Larson, 3rd: High jump, Decker, 3rd: Broadjump, Bill Yue, 2nd: Pole vault, Angell, 2nd: Shot Put, Lopez, 2nd and Brad Warze, 3rd: Discus, Larson, 3rd.
Lightweights: SC 96, Soquel 24. Don Lowery won three events, the low hurdles in 14.0, broad jump at 19-2 and the 220 in 24.3. Sophomore Ray Fassio won two events the high jump at 5-8 and the shot put at 39.6. McCune won the 440 in 55.0. Pittman won 880 in 2:09.9. Rick Alvarez won mile in 4:58.1. Lollie Lowery won 70 high hurdles in 10.1. SC won the 880 relay in 1:41. Hughes won pole vault at 8-6. Other place winners listed by event, name and place.
100, Tom Mitchell, 2nd and Thomas 3rd: 220, Tom Mitchell, 2nd and Thomas, 3rd: 440, Scott Pitman, 2nd and Norbert Neuman, 3rd: 880, Norbert Neuman, 2nd and Kent Webber, 3rd: Mile, Hightower, 2nd: 2 mile, Tony Alvarez, 2nd: High hurdles, Littlefield, 3rd: Low hurdles, Lovon Lowery, 2nd: High Jump, Lovon Lowery, 2nd: Broadjump, Werbelow, 3rd: Pole Vault, Dean Hogan, 2nd: Shot put, Spray, 2nd and Ken Gregory, 3rd: Discus, Spray, 2nd and Ken Gregory, 3rd.

March 27. Vellutini Hits 12-9 Pole Vault. The Cards placed fifth at the Watsonville Relays. Team scores: Watsonville 59, Monterey 42, Salinas 42, Seaside 35, SC 26, North Salinas 8, Soquel and Alisal tied at 6. Ron Vellutini stirred the spectators with his first place pole vault of 12- 9 as he cleared it with comparative ease. He then gave the signal to raise the bar to 13-4 and took three cracks at that height and on the third try he just tipped the bar with his foot. He had cleared 12-6 earlier in the year. He went over the bar at 12-9 once last year. Vellutini, Greg Larson, Roy Dierflinger and Wilson posted their best 880 relay time a 1:34.6 to take fourth place. The sprint relay medley relay team took first place. Larson ran 440, Vellutini and Wilson both ran 220 and Frank Trowbridge the 880. In the distance medley relay the following runners and their distances: Bob Pescador, 440; Chuck Parmenter, 880; John Whitaker, 1320 and Chuck Christensen, mile, took third place in 11:33.0. The mile relay team listed with their times for their 440 legs: Trowbridge, 53.0; Dierflinger, 57.0; Vellutini, 52.7 and Larson, 53.3 for second place. Byron Wilson took second in the 100 in 10.2, but earlier in the afternoon he had recorded a 10.1 in the trials. Angell took a fourth place in the pole vault.
Lightweights: Watsonville 44, Alisal 37, Monterey 31, Seaside 29, North Salinas 28, Santa Cruz 25, Salinas 25, Soquel 5. Lovon Lowery was second in the 70 high hurdles and ran a leg on the 440 relay team along with Don Lowery, John Thomas and Tom Mitchell for fourth place. Rick Alvarezs’ 4:57.0 was enough for third place in the mile. SC was second in the sprint medley. Listed by runner and distance: Dave McCune, 440; Don Lowery and Thomas both ran 220’s and Scott Pittman the 880. The Cardlets were third in the distance relay. Mitchell, 440, Rainer Neumann, 880; Tony Alvarez, 1320 and George Hightower, mile. Jim Bartell, Pittman, McCune and Don Lowery took second in the mile relay. Calavares took a third in the mile. Lovon Lowery took third in the high jump at 5-6. Don Lowery took fourth in the broad jump at 19-5, but fouled on a 20-5jump in the trials.

April 3. At the King City Invitational competing with 40 other schools, lightweight Don Lowery won the 180 yard low hurdles in a time of 20.4. He won the race easily outdistancing his nearest foe by at least 12-15 yards at the tape. After running a 20.7 to take his heat in the trials, he came back to tie the school record set by varsity runner Chuck DeMelloPine in 1963.
It was his first attempt in competition in this event. In the 220 yard dash he took fifth place. Bryon Wilson put a 20 year old school record of 22.2 set by Ray Kranich in 1946 in the 220 in the trash barrel by one tenth of a second. He took second in the 100. Frank Trowbridge ran his best 880 of the year in 1:59.5 for fourth place and was just one-half a second off the school record. Greg Larson sprinted his best 440 of the season in 52.6 in spite of a bad cold, but didn‘t place. Ron Vellutini took a second place with a vault of 12-0. Watsonville won the crown with 30 points. Scores of other league schools: King City 24, Seaside 13, SC 13, Monterey 11.

April 17. SC Cardinal Thinclads Breeze Past Alisal High. SC won the varsity 74-42 and lightweights 66-56. Wilson won the 220 in a Memorial Field record 22.9. Walter Edwards scored a couple of personal bests with a high jump of 5’ 5” for a first and took second in the shot put at 42’3”. Larson won the 440 in 53.9 and the discus at 127-9. Chuck Christensen won the two mile in 11:14. Wilson also won the 100 in 10 flat. Vellutini won the pole vault at 12-6. Trowbridge won the mile in 4:52.5. The relay team won in 1:34.3.
Second places: Edwards for his third event, the 120 low hurdles. Whitaker, 880. Vellutini, 100. Trowbridge, 440. Yue, broad jump. Pescador, discus. Angell, pole vault.
Third places: Yue, 120 low hurdles. Pescador, 880. Lopez, shot put. Dierflinger, 220.
The lightweights had four school and field records. Lovon Lowery ran the 70 yard high hurdles in 9.5, Don Lowery ran the 120 low hurdles in 13.6 for Memorial Field records. Scott Pitman in the 880 in 2:07.5 and Warren Lee in 440 in time of 54 seconds set school records.
First place finishers other than those listed above. The Cardlets by event, name and time or distance: 440, McCune, 54.0. High jump, Fassio, 5-8. 220, Don Lowery, 23.6 and broad jump at 19-0. 880 relay in 1:36.7.

April 25. At the Blossom Hill Relays at Leigh high in Campbell involving 70 schools, the Card 880 relay squad broke a long standing school record as Ron Vellutini, Don Lowery, who is a lightweight, ran as a varsity runner here) Greg Larson and Byron Wilson ran a 1:13.9 in the trials. The foursome placed fifth in the finals in 1:32.5. The mile relay squad of Frank Trowbridge, Ron Vellutini, Greg Larson and Byron Wilson place second in the finals in 3:27.9. No individual times per lap was recorded, but coach Mel Fishburn estimated an average of 52 seconds apiece. Vellutini cleared 12-6 in the pole vault, but couldn’t go any higher and placed fourth. Wilson ran a 10.1 in his heat of the 100, but was overlooked in the selections for the finals. SC tied for tenth place with 11 points.
Lightweights: Only five events were held for lightweights. Lovon Lowery finished second in the 70 high hurdles in 9.7 an was fourth in the 180 low hurdles in 21.4. Uncle Don Lowery won the 180 low hurdles in 19.9. Between the two Lowery’s, they gave SC 11 points.

April 29. Vellutini, Trowbridge Star; Cardlet Collapse. The lightweights lost to Watsonville 79-43. And the SC varsity as expect lost 91-26, despite the fine performances of pole vaulter Ron Vellutini and miler Frank Trowbridge. Frank Trowbridge, running the mile for only the second time this year, clipped a full 1.2 seconds off the record set by John Freesman in last years MBL meet. to set a new school record in the mile at 4:32.1, to take second place. Ron Vellutini cleared 13 feet for the first time this year and then hit the bar on his second try at 13-6. For a minute it looked like the bar would stay, but it finally fell, as did one of the uprights. Bryon Wilson won the 440 in 52.5 for SC’s only other first place. Wilson was also second in the 100. Second placers: Edwards, 180 low hurdles. Vellutini, 100. Angell, pole vault.
Third placers: Christensen, two mile.
Lightweights: Watsonville had too many participants taking ten firsts, seven seconds and seven thirds. Two Cardlets are double winners: Lollie Lowery won both hurdles, the 180 low hurdles in 22.5 and 70 high hurdles in 9.5. Don Fassio won the high jump at 5-6. and the shot put at 40-9. But Don Lowery was not up to par taking only second places in the 100 and 220. Second placers: Pittman, 880. Hightower, two mile. Alvarez, mile.
Third placers: Bartel, 440. Don Lowery, broad jump. Alvarez, two mile. Gregory, discus. Hughes, pole vault.

Twenty two schools participated in the Dad’s Club relays, which Seaside won for the second straight year beating out Watsonville and third place Santa Cruz’ iron man team of Ron Vellutini, Byron Wilson, Frank Trowbridge and Greg Larson who scored 35 points among them. Vellutini had a personal best pole vault of 13’ 3” and just barely missed at 13’ 9”.
The lightweight team also took third place with 44 points to the winning Watsonville 64 and Alisal with 50 points. The crack sprint medley relay team took the only first place in 3:48.3. Runners and distances run were Dave McCune, 440; John Thomas, 220, Don Lowery, 220 and Scott Pitman, 880.

In a triple meet the varsity scores were Watsonville 89, SC 35 and Soquel 13. Watsonville set seven of the nine Memorial Field records. SC set two new school and field records. One by captain Frank Trowbridge in the 880, burying a 31 year old record with a time of 1:58.7. The other was by lightweight Ray Fassio as he cleared 5’ 9” in the high jump. Ray also had a personal best with a throw of 42’ in the shot put. Byron Wilson won the 100 in 10.2 and Ron
Vellutini cleared the pole vault at 12’ for first place.

Other team members were: Martin, Parmenter, Oakes, Belcher, Beasley, Regan, Moseley, Mendez, Jaime, Pennell, Sha, Henderson, and Kirksey.

SWIMMING the water fowl did themselves proud this year as the varsity swimmers placed second in the MBL to Watsonville. Their only loss came at the hands of the champs. Todd Booth, Maarten and Johann Kerkove, Rob Ley and Roger Dunham were the main standouts.
At the MBL finals, held at the new Alisal pool, the Cards had one of their poorest showings of the season. Only Todd Booth was a real standout at the finals. The divers had a fine day as Dick Stubendorf, Dave Withrow, Jim Gillespie and Jim Foster qualified for the Northern Regional.

The Cardlets had a 3-4 season record, while Monterey went undefeated.

At the MBL relays the Cards garnered a fourth place this year after winning the crown last year. The team has been having two mile practices this past week and should be improving their times as the have been putting in an awful lot of time and effort. Top workers have been Roger Dunham, Scott Mowrey, Todd Booth and Gene Rochelle.

In a dual meet the varsity beat Salinas 55-40 and the lightweights won 59-27. Roger Dunham took two first in the 200 and 400 yard freestyle. Roger has lost only twice and they were against Watsonville. Todd Booth also gained two first in the 100 and 50 yard freestyle events. Scott Mowery took a timely win in the 100 breaststroke.

In a dual meet, Watsonville won all the events, but two varsity and two lightweight events. The varsity winners were freshman Johann Kerkove in the 100 backstroke and Todd Booth in the 200 freestyle. The lightweight winners were Dave Withrow and Jerry Lezin. Rick Blakemore has done a great job of the springboard, placing first in both the Alisal and Soquel meets.

The varsity trounced Soquel, but the lightweights lost every event.

Seniors Rob Ley, Mike Hopper, Scott Mowery, Tim Tosta, Steve Piffero, Rich Blakemore and Roger Dunham will be making their last stop for interscholastic competition at the MBL finals.
Six swimmers qualified for the CCS meet. All six were eliminated the first day of heats by times attained . Jerry Lezin grabbed a fourth place in the fast heat of the 100 yard freestyle. Jake Moran took a first in his heat of 200 yard freestyle. Rob Ley had good races in the 200 yard freestyle and 100 yard butterfly.

Team members: Larry Dunham, Mike Hopper, Tim Tosta, Gene Rochelle, Scott Mowry, Todd Booth, Rich Blakemore, Steve Piffero, Lief Rideout, Rich Stubendorf, Larry Dunham, Maarten Kerkove, Gilsap, Jim Yates, Mike Phillips, Brendon Baer, Allan Rochelle, Dave Withrow,
Greg Hayford, Stolle, Johann Kerkove, Halterman, Hopper, Crose, Scherer, Gillespie, Foster, Lezin, Schwier, Douglas, Rice, Edward, Doug Ley, Roger Dunham and Nomelini.

TENNIS Cardinal netmen end slate in sixth place with a 4-10 record. Salinas won the league. At the MBL tournament the Cards number one man Bob George won his first match and lost the next. The doubles combination of Wick Haxton and Lance Cameron lost their first match.

Lost to Monterey and Salinas by the same 0-10 score. Bob George, number one man, brought a little sunshine to bear on the court after days of clouds and despair by taking at least one set of each match he played in these games. Number two man Lance “Kiwi” Cameron missed these matches, but came back to win his match against North Salinas in a 2-10 loss. Bob George was the only other winner.

In their last match of the season at Monterey, the only Card win was in doubles by Bob George and Greg Cherry. The singles players by their place in the ladder were Bob George, Wick Haxton. Lance Cameron, Gregg Cherry, Gary Akin, Rich Johnson and Greg Bishop.
Team members: Brush, Dave Hendershott, Trabing, Westberg and Roach.

GOLF the big men on the team, all two year vets are juniors George Pappas by far the biggest hitter this year; Bob Duffy in the peak of his form; Tim Kennedy promises to be the most accurate on the team and big Bob Borelli is Big Bob no matter which way you slice, hack or hook it.

Steve Canepa scored ½ a point as the Cards lost to Bellarmine 14 ½ -½.

The Cards lost to Watsonville 5-10 and North Salinas 4-11 with Canepa the only winner in both games.
On April 22 the Cards started a four game winning streak beating North Salinas 8-7.
Beat Seaside.
Despite having only two regulars play the Cards beat Alisal 14-1. Victorious substitutes were Pete Prindle, Geno Pini and Bruce Berry.
The next win was against Carmel 11-4.

Team members: George Pappas, Steve Canepa, Bob Borelli, Tim Kennedy, Bob Duffy. Bruce Perry. Geno Pini and Pringle.

INDIVIDUALS

Senior, Tom Stagnaro, who averaged about nine tackles for every game this season was named a linebacker on the ALL MBL team. Tom also played offensive guard making holes for the backs up the midldle. This weeks “Mad Dog” award goes to senior Tom Stagnaro who was 100 percent on tackles and 50 percent on blocks while leading the SC defense. The defense showed great intestinal fortitude over the final half as they held the powerful Monterey ground and air attacks to nil points. Against Palma, Stagnaro turned in a mighty defensive job accounting for eight tackles and two assist.

Tackle Dennis Henderson was an honorable mention on the ALL MBL football team. Against Palma Dennis had five unassisted tackles and four assists.

Dave Cecy, senior guard was practically a unanimous choice for the offensive slot receiving six out of the eight votes for the lightweight ALL MBL honors. Dave was elected team leader, most improved player and best player on both offense and defense. Dave was selected the “Mad Dog” of the week for his play leading the defensive squad against a top Monterey team.
followed by Christensen 39 and Puget 32.

Steve Ghidinelli led the team in assists with 57. Steve took 160 shots for a shooting average of .350 percent. Steve was the Dads Club sportsmanship award winner.

Glenn Griffin was named CO-MVP of the league and also led the league in scoring. Glenn received trophies for each honor from the Monterey Bay Sports Writers Association. Glenn and his brother Larry both were ALL LEAGUE PLAYERS for two years. Last year on the same team. Glenn Griffin was selected to play in the CCS East-West game at the end of the school year. Glenn had the best field goal percentage on the team with an average of .419 on 351 shots. Glenn is the third leading scorer in SC history to this point. He played in 69 games in three varsity seasons as a first string player, scored 1007 points for an average of 14.6 per game. This year he scored 375 points and took in 160 rebounds.

Pete Christensen was a first string player this year in three sports, varsity football, basketball and baseball. Pete has played all these sports for four years, which shows that he is a fine athlete.

FORMER PLAYERS
Now playing basketball for Cabrillo College are first stringers Larry Griffin and Paul Kadotani and reserves Doug Koskela, Don King and Gordon Patten.

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