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Coaches: A Tribute. By Chuck McDaniels, sports editor. (summary) Coaches here at SC take an interest in their players, caring more about them as people than as players. They are the uniting effect on their teams and they are often the reasons that players come out. Not all coaches really care about their athletes. We are lucky here at SC to have none of those who don’t care, all of ours are the good kind.
Coaches: Ron Mehuron, varsity football. Tex Ronning, assistant football and wrestling. Rick Bastine, assistant football. Vic Miguel, freshman football and assistants Scott Seymour and Dave Jessen. Miguel also head softball. Jim Booth, water polo. Ginger Anderson, girls volleyball. Dennis Mullen, girls and boys tennis. Pete Newell, basketball. Terry Bernard, JV basketball. Paul Wainscoat, frosh basketball. Larry Maibaum, assistant wrestling. Ray Hunter, girls basketball and JV baseball. Ron Rogers, girls JV basketball. Don Dempwolf, soccer. Leta Stagnaro, JV softball. Carolyn Burkett, gymnasitcs. Bill Dodge, baseball. Terry Eckert, boys swimming. Carol Kreppell, girls swimming. Mike Lopez, JV soccer. Nick Delurgio, track. Greg Brock, cross country and track.
FOOTBALL Practice games: North Monterey 49-0, Jefferson 23-7, San Jose 9-20, San Carlos 8-23. Practice record 2-2. League: Harbor 8-14, Aptos 0-19, Soquel 6-29, SLV 25-6, Marello 28-0. League record 2-3 for fourth place. Season record 4-5.
From the Trident. The team began their season with a strong showing at the annual SCCAL Jamboree. They were the only team to win all their games, but due to the point system finished third. They continued on to win their first two practice games overwhelmingly, led by Rick Hand and Chris Harper on offense and Jeff Jones on defense. The loss of Rick Hand for the season with a leg injury in the second game of the season hurt the Cards and they lost the next five games, before they came back and won the last two games. They held league champs Aptos to 19 points after allowing 40 or more points the last two seasons. They finished up the season at the homecoming game with a win against Marello. The team showed determination and good spirit as a team throughout the season.
Team members were Frenchee Evans, Mark Hodges, Shawn Vansameran, Darryl Jessen, Warren Harding, Mike Gregoric, Don Dumller, Chris Harper, Jimmy Munoz, Steve Fox, Chuck Harper, Rudy Escalante, Troy Higgins, Frank Easter, Mitch Ronning, Marco Cochrane, David Maier, Bob Sanders, Rich Baird, Mike Scott, Mark Greenlee, Aaron Michaelsen, Larry Johnson, David Saccullo, Jeff Hurley, Jeff Harper, Dwayne Whitley, Rob Raffaelli, Jeff Jones and Lee Lowery. Head coach Ron Mehuran and assistants Tex Ronning and Rick Bastine.
Hungary Cardinals Devour visiting North County 40-0. It’s been 20 years since SC enjoyed an undefeated football season and after a few lean seasons the Cards are especially hungry right now. In an euphoric aftermath of the season opening win, a senior player exclaimed, “We haven’t won a game at home since I was a sophomore. I love it.” These Cardinals might not be in the same class as their 1958 counterparts, but five pass interceptions and one fumble recovery made them impressive this game.
Chris Harper picked off a pair of passes and Dave Saccullo, Mark Hodges and Bob Sanders had a theft each. Saccullo pounced on a fumble and also went 7 for 7 kicking extra points. Starting quarterback Dwayne Whitley and relief specialist Mitch Ronning enjoyed themselves. Whitley rifled scoring passes of 10 yards to Frenchee Evans and 20 yards to Larry Johnson. He finished hitting 5 of 11 passes for 78 yards. Ronning scored twice on the ground–including a 60 yard sprint past the SC bench as he picked up some exceptional blocks along the way. Ronning completed one of two passes for five yards.
Evans scored twice and Johnson, Rick Hand and Mike Scott each scored once. Top ground gainers were Hand with 80, Evans 77, Sanders 27 and Scott 24. The Redbirds sported a hefty 273-45 advantage in rushing yardage. SC scored seven of the 12 times they had the ball. Six foot five inch, 278 pound Jeff Jones stood out in the defensive line. Pass receiving yards were Gregoric 23, Johnson 20, Saccullo 12, Hand 13, Evans 10 and Scott 5. The Cards new winged-T offense was very effective.
Hand Races 179 Yards As Cards Win Again beating Jefferson 23-7 to up their record to 2-0. Rick Hand charged for 179 yards on 19 carries, 53 of them on a dazzling second half effort, which set up his 29 yard scoring jaunt.
The back of Hand was about all Jefferson saw as he got a big boost from the left side of his offensive line, in particular Aaron Michaelson, who was playing with a painful sore throat. Darryl Jessen, Richard Baird and Troy Higgins sparked the opportunistic Card defense with fumble recoveries as the Memorial Field fans came alive.
A nine yard Jefferson punt gave the Cards the ball on the Jefferson 22. Hand picked up 12 yards thanks to a beautiful block by Michaelson. Hand went the last ten yards for the first score. Dwayne Whitley kicked the extra point. Jefferson marched 70 yards for a score to make it 7-7 at half. In the third quarter, Baird recovered a fumble, then Whitley hit Mike Gregoric with a 21 yard pass to set up a 20 yard field goal by Whitley to make it 10-7 Cards. Jefferson had a bad snap from center that was fallen on at the one yard line. Whitley on a one yard plunge scored to make the score 16-7.
Hand took charge in the fourth quarter gaining 53 yards hitting the left side and then cutting back to his right on the biggest gainer of the night. Gregoric slammed for eight and Hand tried the same play that clicked earlier as he galloped 29 yards to pay dirt. Whitley converted with 4:21 remaining to bring the score to 23-7. Other rushing stats: Gregoric 28 yards in 7 carries, Whitley 16 in 7 carries and Evans 12 in 7. Passing: Whitley completed three of five passes for 33 yards. Mitch Ronning threw one incomplete pass. Receiving yards: Gregoric 21 and Evans 12.
San Jose Hands SC First Loss 20-9. San Jose suffered three turnovers and a safety the first four times it had possession, but bounced back from a 9-0 first quarter deficit to score 20 points on SC, who were their own worst enemies, particularly in the offensive line. Another problem was touching punts on the ground without picking it up, while the Bulldogs were nearby to recover the ball and put San Jose in good field position.
Even without a great deal of help, Rick Hand picked up 101 yards in 15 carries, 61 of those coming in the first quarter. Collectively, his teammates had a minus 18 yards on the ground.
Defensively, SC could hold their heads high, for despite having to play a long, long time, they endured the hardship well. The players could be heard criticizing their own mistakes and it shows they have the pride to want to benefit from their own mistakes. A pair of pass plays cost SC two touchdowns, one that the Cards didn’t score and one that San Jose did score.
SC was on the one inch line in the second quarter, but then had a pass intercepted. In the third quarter a Card was called for pass interference on a play that was on a fourth and goal play. San Jose went on to score and lead 13-9. Soon after in the middle of the fourth quarter San Jose scored again.
At one time or the other, making noticeable excellent defensive plays for SC were Hand, yes he plays well anywhere on the field, along with stalwarts Mike Scott, Richard Baird, Darryl Jessen, Jeff Harper, Jeff Jones, Mike Gregoric, Chris Harper, Rudy Escalante, Don Dumller, Troy Higgins, Bob Sanders, Jerry Hovey, Frank Easter and Jim Munoz.
The Cards first score came, when the San Jose punter had to go into the end zone to field a bad snap and was tackled there. The other was on Hands 32 yard run, when he busted out of the grasp of a defender at the 13 yard line and whirled into the end zone. David Succullo kicked the extra point. San Jose out gained SC 218-151. Each team lost two fumbles. Penalties were low with San Jose losing 32 yards and SC only 23. Rushing yards were Hand 15 carries for 101 yards, Evans 10 for 21, Gregoric 4 for 7. Receiving yards were Johnson 44, Gregoric 31 and Greenlee 2. Dwayne Whitley completed five passes on 15 attempts for 77 yards.
Santa Cruz Gridders Fall 23-8 to San Carlos. The Cards out gained their hosts 235-204, but turned the ball over four times, two of which turned into San Carlos touchdowns. A fumble at the SC 37 and an off side on fourth down set up the first score. The second was an interception at the Card 16, that was returned to the one yard line to make the score 15-2 at halftime. The Cards two points came when the San Carlos quarterback recovered his own fumble in the end zone. With Mike Gregoric rushing for 51 yards, SC drove 70 yards in eight plays for their only touchdown in the fourth quarter. Mike Scott scampered the last 13 yards for the score. Rushing yards: Gregoric 81 yards in 9 carries, Munoz 51 in 10, Evans 30 in 12, Scott 29 in 7 and Harper 9 in 4. Receiving yards: Munoz 26 and Gregoric 13. Passing: Whitley completed one of six for 30 yards with one interception. Ronning completed two of four for 26 yards.
Harbor defeated Cards 14-8 in their SCCAL opener. SC dented the scoreboard just over six minutes into the contest, when the Cards took the ball over at mid field and marched into the end zone in ten plays. Junior halfback Mike Scott, capped the drive with a six yard run to the right side of the line for what turned out to be the only SC touchdown of the game. Mike Gregoric ran in the two point conversion.
Harbor started the second half by blocking a Card punt, recovering the ball at the SC 14. Harbor scored and converted the two pointer to tie the score 8-8. After an exchange of punts, Harbor began a 47 yard drive for the winning touchdown. A personal foul call on SC helped keep the drive going. The Harbor defense took control for the rest of the game. SC had one final opportunity, when they recovered a fumble on the Harbor 37, but an interception stopped the drive. SC failed to capitalize on four Harbor fumbles. Harbor out gained SC 166 yards, all on the ground, to 131 yards for SC. Rushing yards were Sanders 10 carries for 16 yards, Scott 9 for 36, Saccullo one for 2 and Gregoric 8 for 29. Receiving yards were Gregoric 35 and Sanders 24. Whitley completed 5 pass out of 12 attempted for 59 yards.
Aptos Thrashes Santa Cruz 19-0. SC couldn’t get its offense going against an aggressive Aptos defense. In the first half SC had only 10 rushing plays and attempted four passes, two of which were intercepted. During this time. SC had 19 yards total offense with the deepest penetration was to its own 38. At half time Aptos led 13-0. Aptos added another TD in the fourth period. Aptos out gained SC 373-134. Rushing yards were Sanders six carries for 17 yards, Scott 10 carries for 21 and Gregoric nine carries for 31. Receiving yards were Gregoric 7 and Sanders 34. Whitley completed two of 9 passes thrown for 41 yards.
Soquel Steps Over SC 29-6. The Knights are a step closer to the SCCAL title after topping an surprisingly stubborn SC team. Soquel never could quite get on track against SC and was very nearly caught napping by the pesky Cards.
An inspired SC defensive squad almost slowed the high powered Soquel scoring machine to a crawl in the first half. If not for a pair of costly errors, SC could possibly entered their locker room at half time with a scoring advantage. A Card fumble on their own 40 ended with a Soquel score. A SC 18 yard punt to its own 34 set up another score to give Soquel a 12-0 lead.
Chris Harper blocked a punt and Frank Easter returned the ball to the Soquel one. Rick Hand took it in off tackle for a score. Soquel scored a field goal to make the halftime score Soquel 15-6. Soquel score a touchdown in each of the second half quarters. Soquel out gained SC 404- 93 yards. Rushing yards were Scott 2, Sanders 2, Hand 6, Gregoric 14, Evans 23, Ronning and Whitley each with minus one. Receiving yards Johnson 13 and Evans 11. Ronning completed two of three passes for 24 yards.
Swarming Cardinals Topple SLV with Potent Running Attack 25-6. The Cards offense out gained SLV 233-91, but SC held SLV’s rushing attack to minus 13 yards. The defense was anchored by Larry Johnson, who collected five sacks and an interception. But the Cards were penalized 12 times for 114 yards to keep SLV in the game.
SC running back Mike Gregoric paced the Cards charge with two touchdowns and 143 yards in 24 carries. Frenchee Evans added a touchdown and gained 75 yards in 19 carries. Bob Sanders gained 14 yards on 3 carries. The victory snapped a five game losing skid and was their first league victory. SC scored on its first possession after Evans took the opening kickoff 50 yards to the SLV 33. A face mask penalty move the ball to the 18. Gregoric scored six plays later. In the second period SC took advantage of a 22 yard punt taking over the ball on the Cougar 40. SC marched the distance in 11 plays. Bob Sanders scored from three yards out to make it 12-0.
SLV started the scoring in the third quarter mainly on passes to tighten the score to 12-6. In the fourth quarter, SC came right back with Gregoric and Evans carrying the load. Gregoric exploded 32 yards over right tackle for the score. A picture perfect 62 yard, 14 play drive during which they amassed five first downs and ate up over six minutes on the clock. Quarterback Mitch Ronning finalized the march with his first varsity touchdown pass. A seven yard scoring toss was caught by Evans, who made and acrobatic spin to snag the ball in the end zone with two minutes remaining in the game. Dave Saccullo kick the first extra point of the night. The Cards are now 3-5. Receiving: Evans 27 yards. Passing: Ronning completed two pass of four attempted for 27 yards.
Cardinals Close With Victory over Marello 28-0. SC logged 211 yards rushing, led by junior Bob Sanders, who had 87 yards in eight carries, including a 63 yard touchdown gallop in the third quarter. The Cards ended the season 4-5 and 2-3 in league. SC scored on their first possession, marching 54 yards in eight plays. Senior Mike Gregoric led the drive with four carries for 16 yards. Senior Frenchee Evans finalized the advance going five yards around left end for the score. Senior Dave Succullo kicked the extra point. On the second score, senior quarterback Dwayne Whitley engineered a 12 play, five minute drive and scored the TD himself on a two yard plunge. He also ran in the two point conversion to give SC a 15-0 lead. SC opened the second half with another score. The kickoff went into the end zone, so SC took over on its own 20. Three plays later Sanders went down the right sideline 63 yards for a TD. Saccullo kicked the extra point. Ronning made the last score on a one yard quarterback sneak. Rushing yards: Sanders 87 yards in 8 carries, Gregoric 50 in 13, Evans 46 in 9, Whitley 18 in 4, Scott 6 in one, Harper 2 in one and Ronning 2 in 4. Receiving yards: Johnson 15 and Harper 6. Passing: Whitley completed one pass of four attempted for 16 yards. Ronning completed one of four attempted for 6 yards.
How the Cards did for the season in comparison with the rest of the league. For rushing they are listed by name, place in order in the league, rushing attempts, total yards gained and touchdowns scored.
NAME OR ATT YD TD
Gregoric 6 81 383 2
Hand 7 66 366 5
Evans 10 85 282 2
Sanders 18 25 163 2
Scott 20 30 118 3
NAME OR REC YD TD
Gregoric 10 8 130 0
Johnson 12 6 92 1
Evans 13 6 60 2
Sanders 20 3 58 0
Passing by name, place, attempts, completions, yards and touchdowns.
NAME OR ATT COM YD TD
Whitley 4 70 22 333 2
Ronning 9 18 8 88 1
Team wise on offense SC was third gaining 201 yard average per game. On defense SC was fourth giving up 196 yards per game average.
Sentinel All County team: No Cardinals. Honorable mention: Larry Johnson, Jeff Jones, Mike Gregoric.
ALL SCCAL players were Mike Gregoric a 5-8, 150 pound, senior fullback; Larry Johnson a 6-2, 175 pound tight end and Jeff Jones a 6-3, 280 pound, defensive tackle.
FRESHMAN FOOTBALL The season record was 3-5-1. In league play they beat Harbor 39-0, SLV 28-6 and Marello 8-6.
Team members were Duane Frederick, Tony Hautman, Rich Maitoza, Randy Hand, Marvin Johnson, Pete Clemens, Tony Castro, Walt Evans, John Segarini, Karl Goin, Scott Tuomay, Mike Stott, Ed O’Brien, Craig Whitesell, Steve Jackson, Andre Jones, Craig Strong, Greg Huly, Don Rosa, Dewayne Pace, Phillip Sims, Ed Murphy, Mike DiSalvo, Wit Wolizko, Ken Lira, Rick Lyon .
Trainers were Lisa Wright and Lawanda Burks, Sheldon Thompson and Pat East.
Head coach Vic Miguel and assistant coaches Scott Seymour and David Jessen
Boys varsity SCCAL meet scoring: SLV39, Soquel 55, SC 58, Harbor 71 and Aptos 128.
Girls varsity scoring: Soquel 34, SLV 56, SC 70, Aptos 91, Harbor 105 and Marello incomplete.
Boys junior varsity scoring: Soquel 17, SC 79, SLV 80, Aptos 92, Harbor and Marello incomplete.
Boys frosh-soph scoring: Aptos 30, SC 54, SLV 59, Soquel 77 and Harbor incomplete.
Boys dual meets available: Harbor 19-40 (lowest score wins, SC score comes first), Soquel 24-31, SLV 32-24
Girls dual meets available: Soquel 35-23, SLV 36-23.
Trident. Muskrats Move. “they’re showing real enthusiasm and I think they can go all the way,” says coach Greg Brock. Depth is the work on the team as the turnout so far has 18 girls and 31 guys for a total of 49 participants. Largest in recent years. Top individual performances so far are senior standout Terri Schneider, who showed great form in her easy victory against Harbor. Likewise on the boys varsity, seniors John Rembao and Mark Mahaney promise to be leading forces back up the junior Joe Deck. JV’s showing promise are senior Joe Tara, juniors Mike Kliegel, Mike Ruby and Don Grube.
Cross Country Has Big Season. The year had been a highlighted by fine individual performances in every division and each division can show at least one example of this fact.
Sentinel November 10. All races were for 3.08 miles (many races are in the two mile plus range).. SLV captured its first ever SCCAL cross country boys title with 39 points, followed by Soquel 55, SC 58, Harbor 71 and Aptos 128. SLV coach Gary Grellmann (former SC athlete) in his sixth campaign at SLV said, “We disproved the myth that Soquel and SC couldn’t be beat by anyone. We did have the advantage of running on our own course. We knew we weren’t going to have someone in the top three places. So we had to run in the pack and we did.” John Rembao, who led most of the race, was second with a 16:10 effort. Deck to ninth place in 17:40. Team scoring: SLV 39, Soquel 55, SC 58, Harbor 71 and Aptos 120.
Boys junior varsity SCCAL Meet. The top Card was Chuck McDaniels in fourth place in 18:42. Team scoring: Soquel 17, SC 79, SLV 80, Aptos 92, Harbor and Marello incomplete.
Boys frosh-soph SCCAL Meet. Top SC individual was Paul Spano for fourth place in 18:11 and Victor Mungia in fifth place in 18:31. Team scoring: Aptos 30, SC 54, SLV 59, Soquel 77 and Harbor incomplete.
Trident. The boys varsity upset the perennial power Soquel 24-31. Senior John Rembao broke the course record in winning the race in 11:08.2. Juniors Joe Deck and Ray Rembao were fourth and fifth respectively.
Despite another super performance by John Rembao the Cards couldn’t hold out against a strong SLV team losing 32-24. Again Rembao set a course record of 11;06.7 for a 2.08 mile course. The next highest finisher was Joe Deck in fifth place in 12:06.
JV boys likewise lost to Soquel 34-23 and Aptos 44-20. Senior Mike Mahaney led the JV’s against Soquel finishing third in 12:59. Junior Chuck McDaniels finished fourth in 13:04, one second ahead of the Soquel runner. Senior Travis Nansel ran a strong sixth on a taped ankle in 12:57 a personal best by seven seconds. Sophomore Clifford Harris finished seventh in 14:19.
Frosh-Soph boys fared better. Led by freshman Paul Spano who set a frosh record with a 12:34 clocking against Soquel in a 34-23 loss. Sophomore Victor Mungai took fourth place in 12:43.
SC defeated SLV 27-28. Spano led the team again dropping the frosh record down to 12:27.5. Mungai placed third in 12:44 followed closely by another sophomore Per Hjalmarsson, who came in fourth at 12:50.
Top senior runners are John Rembao, Travis Nansel, Dave Ronda, Terri Schneider, Jennifer Larson.
Other Boys Varsity and JV team members not mentioned above were Ben Morris, David Delucchi, David Tsugawa, Jeff Rice and Rob Poll. Other Frosh-Soph team members not mentioned above were Jim Bowdoin, Eric Kirkwood, Todd Bennett and Clifford Harris.
Boys Jock Of The Month of November is John Rembao, who set a new school record in the two mile course of 9:21.5 breaking Alan Sandretti’s old record by 15 seconds. The time earned him seventh place in the Los Gatos two mile postal meet. John also holds the record for the SC course at UCSC of 2.1 miles in 11:06.7.
GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY
Girls SCCAL Meet. SC’s Terry Schneider bettered her own course record of 19:52 with a 19:16 mark for first place. Jennifer Larson took ninth place in 21:47. Team scoring: Soquel 34, SLV 56, SC 70, Aptos 91, Harbor 105 and Marello incomplete.
The girls team has hit hard times despite the shining performances by senior Terri Schneider. She was disappointed in missing the course record at home by less than a second. Her time was 13:18.7. The only other high point was when senior Jennifer Larson ran fifth against Soquel in a time of 15:32 and then bettered that with a 14:54 against SLV. The girls lost both meets, Soquel 35-23 and SLV 36-23.
Trident Jock of the month of December is senior Terry Schneider, who ended her varsity career with a respectable fourteenth place finish in the Northern California Cross Country Championship. She completed the two mile course in in 13:05. Terry is the first SC cross country runner to ever participate in the Northern California meet. Terry also finished sixth in the CCS Championship meet with a time of 18:54 for the three mile course to qualify for the Nor Cal meet. She placed second at the CCS Region IV meet with a time of 18:56. Terri placed first in the SCCAL Championships. Terri holds the SC school record in the mile and two mile in track.
Other Girls team members not mentioned above were Michelle Hussey, Diane Ronda, Allison Stanford, Joanne Cherry, Heidi Teachout, Gretchen Henkel, Licia Camp, Mica Smith, Tracy Nansel and Aileen Plageman.
GIRLS TENNIS Scores: Practice matches: North Salinas 7-0, Carmel 4-3, Stevenson 5-2 League matches: Harbor 5-2, 5-2; Aptos 2-5, 3-4. SLV 6-1, 7-0; Marello 6-1, 6-1; Soquel 7-0, 6-1. League record 8-2 for second place. Season record 10-2.
From the Sentinel. At the SCCAL finals, the Cards doubles team of Gwyn Adams and Barbara Bernard won the doubles championship by the score of 6-2, 6-4 and will represent the SCCAL at the CCS championships at De Anza College. The doubles team of Lilly Dong and Kathy Wilson placed fifth. This team came close to pulling off the biggest upset of the day, when they nearly defeated Aptos’ number one team. The scores were 6-1, 4-6, 4-6. In singles competition Tina Badeaux placed third.
In CCS play, the doubles team of Barbara Bernard and Gwyn Adams won the opening round by default and won the quarterfinal match defeating Branham 7-5, 4-6, 6-1.
Sentinel Sept. 17. SCHS Netters Post Triumph over North Salinas 7-0. Winners were Bernard, 10-4; Adams 10-4, Wilson 10-7; Dong 10-8; Gregoric 10-1. Doubles winners: Macken-Tara 10-1 and Sutton-Badeaux 10-2.
Junior varsity won 5-1. Singles winner Marietti 10-3. Doubles winners: Jackson-DeRego 10-2; Batt-Alexander 10-0; Bogard-Munoz 10-3; Anecito- McCullah 10-0.
SC Girls Nab Tennis Victory Over Highly Touted Carmel 4-3. The teams were tied 3-3 and it all boiled down to the final singles match and Tina Badeaux outlasted her opponent 6-7, 7-6, 6-3 for an SC victory. “It was a good effort, she just didn’t give up at all. This was one of our best victories. They are really a good tennis team,” said coach Dennis Mullen. Singles winners were Bernard 6-1. 6-1, Adams 4-6, 6-0, 6-1 and Badeaux 6-7, 7-6, 6-3. Dong lost 3-6, 4-6. Doubles winners were Wilson- Gegoric 6-1, 6-2. Macken-Tara lost 0-6, 2-6 and Sutton-Alexander lost 4-6, 3-6.
The junior varsity matches were split 1-1. Jackson-DeRego won 9-7 and Batt-Munoz lost 3-8.
In a 5-2 win over Stevenson, SC won three of the four singles matches and two out of three doubles matches. Number one singles player Gwyn Adams won 6-2, 2-6, 7-5. Number 3, Wilson won 7-5, 6-2. Number 4, Machen won 7-6, 3-0, retired. Number 2, Barbic lost 1-6, 6-3, 7-5. Number one doubles, Dong-Shaw won 6-4, 6-2. No, 2, Alexander-Sutton won 5-7, 6-1. 5-4 tiebreaker. No 3, Munoz-Zavala won 7-5, 6-2.
Sept. 27. Harbor Netters Dumped By SC 5-2. Tied at 2-2 at the completion of singles play, SC won the next three matches to come out on top. Singles winners: Wilson 6-2, 6-2; Badieux 6-1, 7-6. Doubles winners: Macken-Tara 6-0, 7-5; Dong-Sutton 6-0, 6-2; Gregoric-Alexander 6-1, 6-3.
SC won the junior varsity 4-1. All doubles matches: Anecito-McCullah 6-1; Jackson-DeRego 6-0; Bogard-Munoz 6-4; Christensen-Marietti 6-3.
Sept. 28. Mariners Top Card Netters 5-2. Aptos won all four singles matches and one doubles. SC doubles winners: Wilson-Dong 7-6, 6-2; Sutton-Macken 5-7, 6-3, 6-0.
SC won two of the three doubles matches in junior varsity play. Winners were Jackson-DeRego 6-1 and Gregoric-Tara 6-0, 6-2.
From the Trident. After having an easy time with Harbor 5-2 and North Salinas 7-0, the question what would happen against a good team? The team showed that they were for real with a 4-3 decision over a powerful Carmel team. The difference was made when Tina Badeaux outlasted her opponent 6-7, 7-6, 6-3. The winning streak came to an end against the usually strong Aptos team 2-5. The only winners for SC were the doubles teams. Number one doubles team of Kathy Wilson and Lilly Dong won 7-6, 6-3. The number two team of Gina Sutton and Kris Macken prevailed 5-7, 6-3, 6-0. Coach Dennis Mullen is very confident of his girl’s chances as both the returning talent and the new comers all show real spirit and determination.
Oct. 4. SC Down Marello 6-1. Singles winners were Adams 6-3, 3-6, 6-2. Badeaux 6-1, 6-2. Tara 6-4, 6-0. Doubles winners were Dong-Wilson 6-0, 6-0. Sutton-Macken 6-0, 6-1. Gregoric-Alexander 6-2, 6-0. SC won both junior varsity matches. Munoz-Anecito 6-1, 6-0. Jackson-DeRego 6-2, 6-3.
Oct. 11. Near Sweep Posted By SC Netters. Only a loss in singles play kept SC from winning all their matches with SLV. Winners in singles play were Barbara Bernard, Gwyn Adams and Tina Badeaux. Winners in doubles were Dong-Wilson 6-1, 6-2; Macken-Tara 6-2, 6-4; Sutton-Alexander 6-0, 6-0.
Oct. 19. SC Netters In Narrow Loss To Mariners. SC put scare into undefeated Aptos before losing 3-4. Aptos rolled up a 3-1 edge after singles play, although Tina Badeaux got a little revenge by winning 6-3, 6-3 to Aptos after losing big to them in their last match. In doubles play Lilly Dong and Kris Macken won 4-6, 6-2, 6-4. Tonya Gregoric and Leslie Alexander won 6-2, 6-2. But Kathy Wilson and Gina Sutton after putting up a good fight lost 2-6, 6-1, 2-6.
SC won the three junior varsity matches. Doubles winners: Tammy Bogard and Carmella Munoz won 8-3. Sheri Jackson and Wendy Batt won 8-6. Paula Anecito and Linda DeRego won 8-4.
Oct. 24. SCHS Netters Top Marello 6-1. SC singles winners were Adams 3-6, 6-0, 6-4. Badeaux 6-0, 6-0. Macken 6-1, 6-1. In doubles Wilson-Dong 6-0, 6-1. Tara-Gregoric 6-1, 6-1. Sutton- Alexander 6-2, 6-0.
SC junior varsity defeated Harbor 4-3. Singles winners were Linda DeRego, Paula Anecito and Sheri Jackson. Doubles winner: Carmella Munuz and Tammy Bogard.
Oct. 25. Easy Net Win For Santa Cruz beating Soquel 6-1. Singles winners: Bernard, Adams and Badeaux. Doubles winners: Wilson-Dong, Gregoric-Tara and Alexander-Sutton.
SC won the junior varsity 3-0. All doubles matches. Winners: Batt-Jackson, DeRego-Wilson, Bogard- Munoz.
Oct. 27. SCHS Netters Blank Cougars 7-0 to end the season. Singles winners: Bernard, Adams, Badeaux and Macken. Doubles winners: Wilson-Dong, Gregoric-Tara and Sutton-Alexander.
Senior team members were Wendy Batt, Barbara Bernard, Tina Badeaux, Sherri Jackson, Linda DeRego, Nancy Ley, Cathy Tara, Tonya Gregoric and Georgia McCullough.
Returning varsity members for next year are Leslie Alexander, Kathy Wilson, Chris Macken, Gina Sutton and Gwyn Adams.
GIRLS JV TENNIS North Salinas 5-1, Aptos 3-0, Harbor 7-1, Monta Vista 2-0, Carmel 1-1, Marello 2-0
Winners in the match with North Salinas were in singles, Marietti and in doubles Jackson-DeRego, Batt- Alexander, Anecito-McCullah, Bogard- Munoz. Christensen- Holck lost 8-10.
Doubles winners against Aptos were Jackson-Batt, Anecito-DeRego and Bogard- Munoz.
Doubles winners against Harbor were Anecito-McCullough, Jackson- DeRego and Bogard-Munoz.
JV team members were Laural Stumph, Lisa Delucchi, Tammy Bogard, Sherri Jackson, Paula Anecito, Paige Henderson, Robin Grant, Carmella Munoz, Laura Holck, Kathy Christenson, Valerie Marietti, Debbie Shadle and Kara Jernstrom.
BOYS WATER POLO
In non league action the varsity beat Hollister 13-8. As of the middle of October the JV team is undefeated.
The varsity lost to the many consecutive league champions Harbor 4-5. It was a moral victory. They also played strong Soquel to a small margin win. Much improvement from prior years.
Coach Jim Booth, “Winning is not a cause, it is the result . . .the value of Water Polo can only be judged by the enjoyment gained. For this group of people I think that Water Polo is a very valuable part of their lives.”
Varsity team members were John Mockus, Will Schlegel, Kostas Karichristos, Marc Hill, Doug Fultz, Ben Irons, Tom Mulholland, Mark Goin, Tom Foster, Randy Reetz, Peter McMillan and Grant Codiga.
JV players were Ian Schnall, Ed Braunhaut, Ray Cortez, John Nelson, Bruce McMillan, Joe DeHart, Ted Irons, Eric Wagner, Stuart Siegel, Eric Spieth, Clayton Markel and Jeff Mockus.
Sentinel November 5. Final league standings by school, won/loss record, goals scored and goals against.
SCH W/L GP GA
Aptos 6-0 91 38
Harbor 4-2 56 44
Soquel 2-4 51 67
SC 0-6 29 79
John Mockus was sixth in league scoring with 12 goals.
Aptos 6-0 77 34
SC 4-2 45 40
Harbor 2-4 47 45
Soquel 0-6 30 78
Eric Wagner was fifth in league scoring with 13 goals, followed by Ray Cortez with 11 and in tenth place Ian Schnall with 6.
John Mockus was selected to the ALL SCCAL second team.
SCCAL league meet scoring: Aptos 360, Harbor 281, Soquel 143, SC 129 and SLV 102.
Swimming had a short season, but a very productive one. Sophomore Jeannie Collopy qualified for CCS competition with school record times. Along with Jeannie, Wendy Johnson, Jeannette DeGennaro, Kathy Little and Jessica Lee also qualified for CCS. Meg Doxtator also qualified for the Regional diving Championships.
Other team members were Lisa Orell, Morgan McPherson, Martha Person, Tammie Reetz, Jackie Cortez, Julie Biondi, Rachel Stegner, Charlotte Newman, Allyson Baker, Leora Baumgarten, Rachel Michaelson and Sandy Harlan.
Sentinel Nov 4. At the SCCAL meet, SC was led by Ashley Melton’s record breaking performance in the 500 yard freestyle in 5:38.34 to set a meet record and also took second place in the 100 breast stroke to give SC one of its two second place finishes. The other second came in the 400 yard freestyle relay. Jannette DeGennaro tied for third in the 100 yard butterfly and Caryn Collopy was second in the breaststroke to round out SC’s top finishers. Aptos easily won the meet with 360 points followed by Harbor with 281, Soquel 143, SC 129 and SLV 102.
Girl Jock Of The Month of November is Jeannie Collopy. She swims for SCAT in addition to the SCHS swim team and will be participating at the Section Swim meet. She holds the school record in the 500 yard freestyle in 5:40.5. Her time earned her first place in the SCCAL meet and qualified her for CCS. She also has qualifying times in the 200 freestyle and is part of the qualifying 400 freestyle relay team. She also plays basketball in the winter.
VOLLEYBALL Varsity Matches: Stevenson 15-3, 15-4; Marello 15-4, 15-9, Harbor 3-15, 6-15, Aptos 3-15, 3-15. Most league matches have been lost by lopsided scores. Season record 5-7.
JV matches: Stevenson 15-12, 15-4; Marello 15-7, 15-4 and 15-5, 15-8; SLV 15-4, 15-5 and 15-10, 15-10;
JV Season record with three matches left is 4-5.
Spikers Show Super Spirit. Volleyball is a growing sport at SC.
Varsity starters were Melody Becker, Mary Ann Wainscoat, Lisa Iuliano, Kelly Wright, Shelle Bogard and Liz Wainscoat. Substitutes were Cindy Becker, Linda Ayers and Loreen Giudici. Coach Ginger Anderson.
JV starters were Stephanie Giudici, Marcy Johnson, Yolanda Camacho, Leslie Langston, Lissa Wright and Renee Staub. Back up players were Megan Blake, Cindy McPherson, Charlotte Crawford, Michelle Keefe, Jessie Lim, Vivian DeGarmo and Theresa Silva.
BOYS BASKETBALL Practice games: Live Oak 67-53, Gonzales 45-38. Dads Club Tournament: Marello 46-40, Aptos 38-36, SLV 47-44 in OT for tournament championship. Carmel Tournament: Hollister 51-48. Carmel 35-32, St Francis of Mountain View 28-67 for second place. Alisal 51-58, Watsonville 53-67. Carson City Invitational Tournament: Bonanza High of Nevada 34-91, Carson City 53-79, Reno 43-71, last place. Seaside 28-55. Practice record 7-7. League: SLV 37-41, 42-53; Marello 41-34, 75-35; Harbor 37-46, 48-52; Aptos 58-50, 35-37; Soquel 56-57 in four OT, 60-56 in two OT. League record 4-6. Harbor won league. Season record 11-13.
Highlights of the season were a seven game winning streak which featured a Dads Club Tournament championship with a thrilling 44-41 overtime victory over SLV.
Seniors Dwayne Whitley, Mark Bruce and David Ronda combined with juniors Tony Lopez and Brian Whitesell formed a solid starting unit. Able bench support came from seniors Chris Harper and Scott Belasco along with juniors Stu Dempewolf, Rudy Escalante and sophomore Daniel Orozco. Monte Anderson and Ramone Dudley contributed to the team on a daily basis, much more than most people realized. From the Trident.
Lopez, Harper Key SC To Narrow Win over Live Oak 67-53 in season opener. The Cards were spearheaded by guards Tony Lopez and Chris Harper. Lopez was the games top scorer and dealt six assist as well. When Lopez got in early foul trouble Harper came off the bench to provide the Cards with a big lift. SC built a 38-25 lead at halftime and controlled the tempo of the game from there. Scoring: Bruce 5, Ronda 11, Whitesell 7, Lopez 24, Gross 16 and Chris Harper 4.
Cardinals Shoot By Gonzales 45-38. Junior guard Tony Lopez, the 5’9” backcourt quarterback, continued converting good shots into 22 points. He connected on 10 of 15 attempts. “He has been penetrating really well and has been getting pretty good shots. He’s put together two good games,” said coach Newell. Lazarus Gross gave the Cards an emotional lift, when he canned a 20 foot jump at the half time buzzer for a 21-18 Card lead. “That gave the kids a good feeling and momentum. The first quarter was a scramble. But then we got control and kept it,” said Newell. SC out rebounded Gonzales 29-28. Sophomore forward Jeff Harper led the rebounding with 7. Scoring: Lopez 22, Bruce 1, Ronda 0, Whitesell 11, Gross 7, Chris Harper 2, Dempewolf 2, Whitley 0, Jeff Harper 0, Belasco 0 and Orozco 0.
Trident December 15. The Cards led by Tony Lopez roared to their first Dads Club championship in some time. In a hard fought first game, SC beat back Marello 46-40. This was the easiest of the three games as Aptos gave them almost too much to handle, but the Cards nipped them 38-36.
SC wins Dad Club 47-44 in overtime against SLV. The Cougars were in control of the scoreboard as well as the tempo of the game during the first half. By the end of the fourth quarter the Cards had pulled ahead 42-40 with a minute to go. SLV made to free throws to tie the game and send it into overtime. Free throws played a very important role in the game, with SC making 7 of 11 and SLV hitting 12 of 18. Lad Gross hit a one handed follow up jumper to put the Cards ahead 44-42. SLV got an open shot and made it to tie the score again. Brian Whitesell hit a free throw making it 45-44 SC with 20 seconds to go. With five seconds left, Whitesell was fouled again and made them both to ice the cake at 47-44. Tony Lopez was Most Valuable Player of the tournament. Lad Gross and Brian Whitesell were All Tournament.
Overtime Triumph Keeps SC Cardinals Unbeaten as they stole away their sixth consecutive victory edging Hollister 51-48, in their first game in the Carmel Tournament, when they outscored the Balers 4-1 in an extra period. The defensive quickness of SC guard Tony Lopez turned the game around for the Cards with 17 seconds remaining in overtime. Lopez, last weeks Most Valuable player in the Dads Club Tournament, stole the ball and raced for a lay up to give SC a 49-48 lead. Coach Newell said, “As the point guard dribbled the ball down the court and when he looked up for somebody to pass to, Tony timed his move perfectly like a fox and off he goes for a left handed lay up.” The Cards were down 21-31 at half, but played better together in the second half. Scoring: Bruce 10, Ronda 4, Whitesell 7, Gross 6, Lopez 15, Whitley 6, Escalante 2 and Chris Harper 1.
In the semifinal game win against Carmel 35-32 there was no write up, just a box score: Lopez 12, Chris Harper 2, Whitesell 0, Ronda 4, Bruce 8, Gross 6, Dempewolf 2 and Whitley 1.
Santa Cruz Comes Tumbling Down In Tourney Finals. A season opening seven game win streak came to an abrupt and humbling halt as the CCS top ranked team St Francis of Mountain View, who now has a eight game unbeaten streak won 67-28. They had four players on the All Tournament team along with the Cards Tony Lopez. Stu Dempewolf scored a lay with 1:28 left in the third quarter and SC down only 25-36. It was the last field goal the Cards scored the rest of the game. St Francis went 31-3 the rest of the way. Scoring: Lopez 10, Whitesell 4, Ronda 3, Bruce 6, Gross 3, Dempewolf 2, The rest of team played, but did not score: they are Anderson, Wright, Chris Harper, Orozco, Escalante, Dudley and Whitley all 0.
Cards Suffer Second Setback in a 51-58 loss to Alisal, who has a 7-1 record. Coach Pete Newell wasn’t too terribly concerned after Alisal’s sharp shooting bomb squad was able to keep up its run-and-gun attack for most of the 32 minutes. “Tonight’s game and the next game against Watsonville are going to be for experimentation (as he explained why his team shrugged its usual slowdown style) and ran with the Trojans. We have to find out what we can do and what we can not do. We all learned something tonight. It was the fastest tempo we’ve been in and because of some fatigue, we had several breakdown.”
The Alisal center scored 16 points in the first half, but Dwayne Whitley came in to guard him in the second half and held him to three points. In one half Whitley also scored nine points and grabbed ten rebounds. “That is the hardest Dwayne has ever played for me,” Newell said. Mark Bruce scored eight points and had six rebounds. SC won the rebounding battle 30-24. Scoring: Lopez 9, Chris Harper 4, Whitesell 11, Ronda 6, Bruce 8, Orozco 4 and Whitley 9.
Excitement Scare In Cat Rout of SC 44-71. Watsonville led 36-23 at halftime. They put the game out of reach in the third quarter outscoring SC 19-4. Both teams substituted freely. The only attempt at excitement with 24 seconds left in the game, Jeff Harper took a fast break pass and went up for a rather sloppy slam dunk, missing the shot, but giving the rim a pretty good tug. Scoring: Chris Harper 4, Whitesell 15, Ronda 1, Gross 0, Dempewolf 4, Jeff Harper 6, Orozco 6, Escalante 4, the rest zero’s: Anderson, Wright, Lopez, Belasco and Dudley.
At the Carson City Invitational during Christmas vacation the Cards lost their first game to Bonanza High of Nevada 34-91. Coach Newell noted that the level of play in Carson City area is better then in the Monterey Bay area. A quote in the Reno paper from coach Newell, “We’ll have enough gas money to get home and we’ll have a lot of humility” Scoring: Chris Harper 2, Whitley 8, Ronda 5, Bruce 8, Whitesell 6, Dempewolf 5, Jeff Harper, Orozco and Escalante all 0.
And then fell to Carson City 53-79 in their second game of the tournament. No write up. Scoring: Lopez 5, Chris Harper 4, Whitesell 15, Ronda 7, Bruce 4, Dempewolf 2, Orozco 8, Jeff Harper 4 and Whitley 2.
In Carson City the Cards took their sixth loss in a row losing to Reno 43-71, in the seventh place game for last place. The season started with seven wins and now six losses for a 7-6 record to date. The score was Reno ahead 39-27 at half and a 19-6 push in the fourth quarter extended the lead. Scoring: Lopez 7, Chris Harper 2, Whitesell 0, Ronda 6, Bruce 4, Orozco 4, Jeff Harper 5 and Whitley 14.
Cards Bounced Again, losing to Seaside 28-55. The first three quarters had identical scoring Seaside 12, SC 6 to make the score at the end of the third quarter 36-18. Seaside then outscored SC 21-10 in the fourth quarter. “We are a better ball club than we’ve been the last couple of weeks,” said coach Newell. Part of the blame may be attributed to the fact that SC has not practiced for the past week, a fact Newell is about to change. “We have five days to get ready for the league opener against Valley.” The question is whether the five days will be enough.
Seaside used a decided size advantage to out rebound SC 30-18. But what really hurt was 22 turnovers that brought the slow and deliberate Card offense to a virtual standstill. SC hit 13 of 41 attempts from the floor for 31 percent and hit only 2 of 11 free throws. Scoring: Whitesell 4, Ronda 0, Whitley 6, Bruce 2, Lopez 4, Chris Harper 2, Dempewolf 6, Jeff Harper 2 and Escalante 2.
Valley’s Revenge Sweet. New Rivalry Developing as the Cougars took the Cards 41-37 after losing to them in the finals of the Dads Club Tourney 47-44 in over time. The Cougars like to run, but they didn’t get to. The Cards tried to play patiently and wait for SLV to err, but the Cougars didn’t make may, especially down the stretch. Half time score SLV 23-16. After blowing a modest lead in the third quarter, SLV had to overcome a four point deficit. SLV evened the score 31-31 at the outset of the fourth quarter.
There were few shots, lots of patience, tension and four ties the rest of the way. The situation resolved itself, when SC guard Tony Lopez was whistled for holding a SLV player away from the ball as the Cougars were looking for an opining in the Cards tight man-to-man defense. SLV made both foul shots to put his team ahead 39-37 and the lead for good. Scoring: Lopez 4, Chris Harper 0, Whitesell 8, Ronda 9, Bruce 6, Orozco 0 and Whitley 10.
Cardinals Snap Streak With Win Over Marello 41-34. SC earned the win with an inspired second half performance, which saw them control most aspects of the game as they outscored the Panthers 21-16. A well played zone defense by the Cards denied Marello many inside shots. SC out rebounded Marello 20-9 in the second half after only getting nine rebounds in the first half.
“I feel that the three keys of the victory were the play of Dwayne Whitley, who topped all scorers with 18 points nearly half of the Cards scoring, Dan Orozco and Jeff Harper,” said Newell, who also singled out Brian Whitesell and Mark Bruce for individual praise. The game opened on a three point play by Whitley, who scored in every period. SC connected on 16 of 42 shots. Scoring: Lopez 3, Jeff Harper 2, Whitesell 6, Ronda 0, Bruce 0, Orozco 9 and Whitley 18
Cards Lose To Harbor 37-46. The halftime score was Harbor 19-17. The moment of truth proved to be the final minutes of the third quarter. Tony Lopez stole a pass and passed to Whitley beneath the basket for a lay up, to give SC a 29-25edge. Harbor quickly threw up a trapping zone press to force three turnovers to put Harbor ahead 33-29. Harbor put their toughest defender on Whitley to hold him to 10 points. Harbor won the rebounding battle 37-22. Scoring: Lopez, 5, Whitesell 12, Ronda 6, Bruce 3, Whitley 10, Harper, Dempewolf and
Orozco all 0.
Tenacious Card Defense Rattles Mariners 58-50. The victory was the second of the season for the Cards over the Mariners, the first win coming in the semi-finals of the Dads Club tournament. SC grabbed an early 8-0 lead and was able to dictate the tempo of the game, but the real key for the Cards was a tenacious defense that effectively shut down the powerful SCCAL leading Aptos offense. SC held Aptos to a poor 7 of 20 from the floor in the first half, while SC hit 12 of 24 to sustain the lead to 24-16 at half. Four minutes into the fourth quarter brought Aptos within two points 40-38.
SC led by Brian Whitesell and Dwayne Whitley took the air out of Aptos’ balloon by outscoring the Mariners 18-7 to go ahead 58-45 with 38 seconds left. SC hit 13 of 16 foul shots in the fourth quarter. Whitesell led the Cards with 20 points, including some crucial outside shooting in the first half and 8 important points in the second half. Tony Lopez and Whitley added 11 and 10 points respectively. Scoring: Lopez 11, Harper 4, Whitesell 20, Ronda 7, Bruce 4, Belasco and Whitley 10.
Four Overtimes Save Soquel in a 57-56 win over SC. Soquel battled back from an eight point third quarter deficit to tie the score on a three point play 44-44. SC held the ball for over a minute, but Whitesell missed a 16 footer. Tony Lopez came off the bench to score 14 points and scored twice in the first extra period. Soquel tied the score on a back door play. In the second overtime Whitley, who led the Cards in scoring with 17 points, muscled up the tying hoop with three seconds left making it 51-51. In the third overtime Whitley scored again, but Soquel hit a six footer to tie 53-53. In the four overtime, Whitesell made one of two foul shots to put SC up 56-55. Soquel worked the clock down and with six seconds left got loose for a short shot for the win. Scoring: Lopez 14, Harper 2, Whitesell 13, Ronda 4, Bruce 4, Belasco 2, Whitley 17, Escalante 0 and Orozco 0.
Valley Zone Zeros Cardinals 53-42. At times the most terrifying thing a basketball team can see is a zone defense. SLV harassed and bullied SC with its “O-Zone” defense (the “O” stands for zero), before pounding SC into submission. Most of the Cards shots were from long range. SLV is now 3-3 in league and SC 2-4 at the end of the first round of play. Dwayne Whitley scored 10 points in the first half, but SLV started doubling down on him to keep the ball away from him. With 3:25 to play Whitesell scored to tighten up the game to 45-40, but that was as close as SC could get. Scoring: Lopez 9, Harper 2, Whitesell 12, Bruce 8, Escalante 1, Whitley 10 and Ronda, Dempewolf, Belasco, Orozco all 0.
Cardinals Crush Marello 75-35. SC produced its highest point total of the season. SC hit 31 of 54 field goals for a blistering 57 percent. SC took a 29-12 lead into halftime. Scoring: Lopez 14, Harper 4, Whitesell 12, Ronda 8, Bruce 13, Dempewolf 7, Belasco 4, Orozco 2, Escalante 4, Whitley 7.
Harbor Clinches County Title with a 48-52 win over SC. Harbor captured its first every basketball title in its 11 year history by edging surprising SC to stay unbeaten in league play with two games left. Harbor was in some danger of being overtaken toward the end of the contest by the patient, slow down Cards. Harbor held a comfortable 45-34 advantage in the opening minutes of the fourth quarter. But Whitley cut the lead to 45-40 with three baskets. With four minutes remaining, Whitley struck again with two straight baskets to make the score 47-44. But Harbor scored two quick buckets to go up 51-44. The game was close most of the way. At the end of the first quarter 10-0 and halftime 20-22. Scoring: Whitley 18, Whitesell 14, Lopez 10, Bruce 2 and Dempewolf 4.
Last Second Shot Sinks Santa Cruz 35-37. Santa Cruz’ roller coaster season whittled down to the final 16 second, a short span of time that the Cards may not be able to forget for awhile. With the game tied at 35 all, SC in bounded the ball at half court. But a half hearted pass was intercepted as the clock ticked under 10 seconds to play. Aptos raced down the floor and flipped in a 10 foot jumper for the win.
The season started brilliantly for SC with seven consecutive wins and the championship of the Dads Club Tournament. But after SC lost to then CCS topped rated St Francis’, SC is 3-13 for a season mark now of 10-13. SC employed slow down tactics in the fourth quarter and ended up getting only one shot in the period on a missed lay in and Aptos missed both shots they had before the final score. Scoring: Lopez 10, Harper 0, Whitesell 4, Ronda 0, Bruce 10, Belasco 5 and Whitley 6.
It Wasn’t Easy For Knights in double overtime loss to Santa Cruz 60-56. Center Dwayne Whitley was the SC player most responsible for the Card win. He was the game top scorer with 24 points and pulled down a game high 16 rebounds. Whitley kept the Cards alive in the first overtime scoring with 15 seconds remaining to deadlock the score 54-54. In the second overtime the Cards took a 56-54 lead with 1:20 showing on Scott Belascos two free throws. Soquel scored to tie it up again 56-56. Guard Chris Harper scored two baskets with under 20 seconds left to end the scoring.
“I think this game characterizes our whole season, “ said coach Newell, whose team finished the SCCAL action at 4-6. “We seemed to rise to the level of our competition. It would have been a crime to lose. My kids hung in there during both overtimes. I can not say enough about Dwayne Whitley. He has been our most consistent player this season.” SC made 28 of 55 attempts and 4 of 11 free throws. Led by Whitley the Cards dominated rebounding 37-20. Scoring: Whitley 24, Belasco 8, Harper 6, Whitesell 6, Ronda 6, Bruce 4, Escalante 4 and Orozco 2.
Sentinel final SCCAL Top 20 stats of Feb. 18.
Individual scoring by place, name, games played, total points, high game and average per game.
PL NAME GP TP HI AV
8 Lopez 23 210 24 9.1
10 Whitesell 23 204 20 8.9
15 Whitley 22 186 24 8.5
5 SC team 24 1095 60 45.6
On defense the Cards were the number one team giving up 1240 points for a 51.7 per game average. SC is known for its defense.
Sentinel All Santa Cruz County team. Senior center, 6-2 Dwayne Whitely with a 8.5 points a game average was named to the second team. Honorable mentions: Brian Whitesell, Tony Lopez and Mark Bruce.
Dwayne Whitley was named to the ALL SCCAL second team by the league coaches.
JV BASKETBALL Alisal 53-61, Seaside 56-44, Marello 34-38, 54-42; Harbor 58-81, 40-70; Aptos 41-69, 43-69; Soquel 67-69.
The season was highlighted with league wins over Marello and a non-league triumph over Seaside, the first time a SC junior varsity team has every beaten Seaside. Kevin Ratliff was named All Tournament at the Soquel JV tournament. The steady play of Shawn Kinney and freshman John Wilson, along with the sharp shooting of Rich Barker contributed to the team’s improvement throughout the season.
Team members were Shawn Kinney, Harrod Blank, Rich Barker, Lonny Iliff, Jim Loftus, John Wilson, Joe Trebbien, Bao Sephart, Calvin Perez, Kevin Ratliff, Dave Weybright, Keppart and Gary Wright. Coach Terry Bernard.
Alisal defeated SC 61-53. The game was decided in the second quarter when Alisal out scored the Cards 19-2. SC outscored them by one in the first quarter, the third and fourth quarters were even.. Scoring: Ratliff 15, Barker 10, Kinney 6, Weybright 6, Wilson 8, Perez 4 and Lowdermilk 2.
JV’s beat Seaside 56-44. Seaside took the lead in the first quarter 11-6, but SC came back to lead 24-18 at half. Scoring: Wilson 11, Kevin Ratliff 12, Blank 0, Barker 13, Weybright 4, Kinney 14, Trebbien 0, and Keppart 1.
In a low scoring game, Marello defeated SC 38-34. Scoring by quarters with SC first: 9-5, 19-18. 26- 28, 34-38. Scoring: Ratliff 0, Perez 4, Kinney 5, Loftus 0, Barker 16, Wilson 8, Iliff 1 and Wright 0.
Harbor defeats SC 81-58. Half time score was Harbor 40-28. Third period Harbor 57-50 and then Harbor blew past the Cards outscoring them 24-8 in the fourth quarter.
Aptos takes SC 69-41. Aptos had their big splurge in the last quarter when they out scored SC 26-14. Scoring: Ratliff 11, Perez 1, Kinney 2 Wilson 16, Barker 6, Trebbien 4, Weybright 3, Blank, Loftus and Wright all 0.
SC takes Marello 54-42. Scoring: Ratliff 18, Wilson 18, Barker 15, Kinney 3, Blank 3 and Weybrightt 3.
Harbor defeats SC 70-40, outscoring the Cards 20-6 in the first period and 22-9 in the fourth. Scoring: Ratliff 13, Barker 10, Kinney 5,Thebbien 5, Keppart 2 Wilson 2, Kiff 1 and Perez 2.
Another loss to Aptos 69-43. Scoring: Ratliff, 11, Barker 6, Wilson 16, Trebbian 4, Weybright 3, Kinney 2 and Perez 1.
Soquel beats SC 69-67 in a close high scoring game. At the end of the first period it was SC 18-17, half time 34-33, third period Soquel went ahead 49-42 out scoring SC 16 to 8, but the last quarter SC outscored Soquel 25-20 to still stay down by two. Scoring: Ratliff 10, Kinney 23, Barker 16, Wilson 10, Wright 5 and Weybright 3.
FRESHMAN BASKETBALL Alisal 75-42, Aptos 41-44, Marello 40-43, Aptos 39-58, Soquel 28-42
Team members were Lloyd Rogers, Craig Whitesell, Eddie O’Brien, Wit Wolizko, Rick Lyons, Chip Bogard, Paul Spano, Joey Vitug, Mike Ball and Craig Strong. Coach Paul Wainscoat.
The freshmen were the only SC team to win against Alisal and win big they did 75-42. Scoring: Strong 8, O’Brien 6, Craig Whitesell 21, Lyons 25, Rodgers 10, Ball 2 and Spano 3.
Aptos nip Frosh in four quarter 44-41. Behind 17-12 at half, SC scored 16 points in the third quarter to pull ahead 28-26. Scoring: Craig Whitesell 21, Rodgers 6, Strong 5, Lyons 4 and Vitug 5.
Marello takes Cards 43-40 in tight game. Down 18-27 at half time the frosh rallied to close the gap to 30-33 at the end of the third quarter. Scoring: Craig Whitesell 18, Rodgers 7, Strong 7, Vitug 6 and O’Brien 2.
SC losses to Aptos 39-58. Scoring: Rogers 9, Craig Whitesell 20 and Lyons 10.
Soquel defeats SC 42-28. Scoring: Spano 2, O’Brien 4, Lyons 4, Rogers 2, Strong 3 and Craig Whitesell 13.
GIRLS BASKETBALL Practice games: Watsonville 55-35, Hollister 55-18, Monta Vista of Cupertino 45-29, Sunnyvale 46-40, Los Altos 61-26, Notre Dame 33-39, Pacific Grove lost to by 8. Cardlette tournament: Willow Glen 63-28, Los Gatos in semi-finals 52-72, Tennyson of Hayward 44-43 for third place. Wilcox 43-24, Practice record 8-4. League: SLV 51-37, 64-38; Marello 71-36, 70-49; Harbor 46-34, 40-23; Aptos 38-61, 42-73; Soquel 52-27, 75-31. League record 8-2 for second place for the second consecutive year. Season record 16-6. (All records according to the Trident)
Sentinel. Nov. 28. SC Girls Post Lopsided Win over Hollister 55-18 for their second victory. Tammy Bogard paced the Card attack with 19 points, while Sharon Hightower added ten. Hightower, Bogard, Lylace Blake and Chris Wahl helped SC dominate the play on the boards, each having five or more rebounds.
Sentinel. Nov. 30. Hightower Hits For SC Girls. Sharon Hightower tossed in 23 points to spark SC to its third straight victory defeating Monta Vista of Cupertino 45-29. Scoring: Blake 2, Bogard 11, Newberry 2, Wahl 3, Wilson 4.
Dec. 3. Card Girls Snatch fourth Win In Row, when it pounded Los Altos 61-26. SC is now an undefeated 4-0. “Our shooting did it,” Coach Hunter noting that SC connected on 24 of 68 field goal attempts for a 40 percent mark. Also that Los Altos was a much taller team, with several girls towering over the Cards, but SC still managed to hold its own on the boards. The Cards pulled down 42 rebounds and kept the ball alive often, finishing with 17 offensive rebounds. Hightower led with 11 rebounds. Scoring: Tammy Bogard 17, Hightower 8, Gwyn Adams 7, H. Adams 2, Anecito 6, Blake 4, Collopy 1, Jung 4, Newberry 2, Wahl 6 and Wilson 4.
Dec. 9. The Cardlettes suffered it first loss of the season to defending CCS champion Notre Dame of Salinas 33-39. The combination of solid defense and ineffective shooting by both teams kept the score down. The score was tied 23-23 at the end of the third quarter. SC is now 4-1 on the season. Scoring: Adams 4, Bogard 13, Hightower 4, Wahl 8 and Wilson 4.
Dec. 7. SC Prevails Over Wilcox 43-24 to up its record to 5-1. SC held a commanding 18-7 edge at halftime and added quarters of 10 and 15 to polish off the game. Scoring: Anecito 6, Blake 3, Bogard 11, Hightower 13, Newberry 2 and Wilson 8.
Dec. 13. SC topped Sunnyvale 46-40 after it got rolling in the fourth quarter. SC waited until late to make its final run at Sunnyvale. Using a variety of defensive looks, the Cards kept Sunnyvale in check, but not until they ran off a 14-9 spread in the fourth quarter did the Cards feel secure. SC led by six at halftime, 22-16, but Sunnyvale came back in the third quarter to get within one 32-31. Coach Ray Hunter said his team did not shoot well, hitting only 30 percent from the floor. Three Cards, Gwyn Adams, Tammy Bogard and Sharon Hightower shared the scoring honors with 12 points. Others: Wahl 2 and Wilson 8.
Dec. 20. In the opening round of the Cardlette Tournament, SC with two starters on the bench with the flu and most of the rest of the team feeling the effects of the bug, stormed past Willow Glen 63-28. Coach Hunter hopes his players get better, as in health. Sharon Hightower and Chris Wahl set out most of the game. Both are post players and some changes had to be made on offense. Tammy Bogard pace the Cards with 19 points and doing most everything else. Other scores: G. Adams 7, H. Adams 2, Anecito 8, Blake 5, Collopy 6, Hightower 10, Wahl 2, Wilson 2, Newberry, Jung and Farstad 0.
Dec. 22. SC Girls Handed Defeat. Failing to convert 11”gimmies” was more than enough to knock SC out of the finals of Cardlette tournament against a tough Los Gatos team 52-72. Returning to full gear after just coming out from the flu, Sharon Hightower scored 22 points followed by Tammy Bogard with 19. They scored 41 of their teams 52 total points. Others: Blake 2, Wahl 5, Wilson 4.
In the third place game of the Cardlette Tournament, SC defeated Tennyson of Hayward 44-43. Scoring: G. Adams 2, H. Adams 4, Bogard 22, Hightower 9 and Wahl 7.
Tammy Bogard was one of the five players selected for the All Tournament team.
Jan. 10. Girls Tip Off League Season. SC’s big third period blew open a 51-37 win over SLV. SC coach Ray Hunter, said SLV, ‘Was really up for us,” but the Valley press defense backfired. “They pressed and we got five or six baskets against it.” A 14-7 third quarter gave the Cardlettes a 35-21 lead. Top scorers were Bogard and Wahl with 12 points and Hightower with ten. Scoring: Adams 7, Anecito 2, Blake 4 and Wilson 4.
Jan. 14. SC 71, Marello 36. Sharon Hightower cut loose for 35 points, as she hit 15 field goals, five free throws and grabbed 14 rebounds. Tammy Bogard added 16 points and 10 rebounds. Scoring: G. Adams 2, H. Adams 2, Anecito 4, Blake 4, Collopy 2, Jung 2, Wahl 4.
Trident. Coming back from vacation, SC looked like a new team, as they showed their finesse and power against their league foes. The first league team to face them was SLV, who went down 51-37. Next in a rout of Marello 71-36, perennial high scorer Sharon Hightower out did herself amassing 35 points followed by Tammy Bogard with 16.
Jan. 17. Santa Cruz, Aptos Girls Set Up League Showdown. SC trimmed Harbor 46-34. SC was slow getting started, but built a ten point lead going into the final quarter. “I don’t know why it is,” said coach Hunter, “but we don’t play well against Harbor.” SC got a 20 point effort from Tammy Bogard and ten points from Gwyn Adams. SC played without injured Chris Wahl. Scoring. Anecito 1, Blake 6 and Hightower 9.
Jan. 20. SC, now 5-1 blasted SLV 64-38. SC led by Sharon Hightower and Tammy Bogard posted a 22-19 edge at halftime, after experiencing a sluggish first quarter scoring only four points, while SLV had 5 to lead in the first quarter. SC broke it open in the third quarter outscoring SLV 23-10 and 19-9 in the fourth quarter. SC made 27 of 75 field goal attempts for 39 percent and added 10 of 17 free throws. SC also pulled down 40 rebounds, including 14 by Hightower, who was the top scorer as well with 25 points, while Bogard added 21. Scoring: Gwyn Adams 2, Hope Adams 4, Anecito 4, Newberry 4, Wilson 4.
Jan. 24. Hot Shooting Aptos Girls Triumph over SC 61-38. Aptos came from behind with a devastating second half scoring display. Aptos appeared to be in command and led 16-10 at the end of the first quarter, before SC rallied in the second quarter behind the precision shooting of Tammy Bogard and went in front 24-23 at halftime. But that was the last time SC led. Aptos outscored SC 20-4 in the third quarter. Bogard score 18 points in the first half and only two in the second half. Scoring: Bogard 20, Hightower 8,Wilson 4, Blake 2, Wahl 2, G. Adams 2.
Jan. 26. SC came back from the Aptos loss, as all good teams do, to defeat Soquel 52-27 behind a stingy defense and double digit scoring from Bogard with 18 and Hightowers 12 points. SC went ahead 14-4 in the first quarter, 24-8 at halftime and 40-20 in the third quarterScoring: Gwyn Adams4, Hope Adams 2, Anecito 4, Blake 2 Farstad 2, Newberry 2, Wilson 4.
Jan. 31. SC topped Marello 70-49. Tammy Bogard scored 18 points to lead the Cardlettes to their victory, which kept them one game behind Aptos. Scoring: Gwyn Adams . Hope Adams 2, Anecito 2, Blake 7, Farstad 4, Hightower 14, Wahl 2, Wilson (the copy of this article did not duplicate the scoring for the players without points)
Feb. 4. Harbor managed to hold SC to a 12-12 deadlock in the first half that was characterized by struggles, steals, intercepted passes and mental errors. As long as was within three or four feet off the floor Harbor could hold their own, But as soon as SC got its game off the ground, it was no contest. SC buried the Pirates 16-2 in the third quarter to finish with a 40-23 win. coring was Bogard and Chris Wahl ten each, Hightower 8, Blake 2, Anecito 2, Wilson 4 and freshman Hope Adams 4.
Feb. 6. Santa Cruz Sentinel She’s No. 1 Forward in SCCAL
Tami Bogard is a prime reason Santa Cruz (7-1) is shadowing undefeated Aptos (8-0) in the Santa Cruz County Athletic League girls’ basketball race going into a showdown between the two powers at Santa Cruz High. Santa Cruz Coach Ray Hunter calls Bogard the “No. 1 forward in the league.” He also describes her as a “shooter” and a “natural athlete.” For someone who was involved in just one basketball game before winning a spot on Santa Cruz’ varsity two season ago, Bogard has made a great strides in a sport she disliked in her youth.
Bogard, a senior, rode the bench most her sophomore season (her first) before breaking loose with 17 points in the season finale against Soquel High. This, she says, made her want to come back the following season. Last season, Bogard was a starter for the Cardlettes, scoring an average of about 8.5 points a contest. And, judging by her performance this season, Bogard has kept right on getting better. Now, she is one of the most potent scoring threats in the SCCAL, going into tonight’s contest with a 16.5-point average in 20 games. She has averaged 17 points in eight league games. What’s more, the 5-foot-10 Bogard has never scored less than 10 points in any game this season. And, she has scored 20 or more four times. Four other times, she has scored at least 19 points.
“At first I didn’t like playing basketball, but I decided to stick it out the rest of the year. And then, that last game of the season really did it–and I knew I wanted to play (the game) the rest of my life.” Basketball, however, isn’t the lone sport Bogard is proficient in. She is a two-time all-league softball player for Santa Cruz. A left fielder-pitcher, Bogard’s best year was as a sophomore, when she batted more than .400. Bogard’s forte in basketball is hitting the outside shot. She is consistent, too. “She is the personification of a real natural athlete,” said Hunter. “She has instinct and ability and speed. She just has all the attributes that a good athlete has.”
“Tammy’s what we call a shooter,” Hunter continued. “She can shoot the ball and she can hit from the 18-20 foot range. And, anybody who can shoot percentage-wise out there and possess the height, speed and all-around ability that she has is a good college prospect. “Her strong point is going to be playing for somebody who needs someone who can pop it from the outside,” Hunter said. “And she can do it.” When Santa Cruz played Aptos in the first round of league action, Bogard shredded the Mariners’ defense by scoring 18 points before halftime. Santa Cruz lost 61-38, and Bogard scored just two more points in the remainder of the contest.
Last summer, Bogard attended a five-day basketball camp in Los Angeles–under the direction of long-time UCLA Coach John Wooden. Ann Meyers, a 1976 Olympian and former UCLA great, was also there. “Basketball is Tammy’s life, Hunter said. “I mean it’s the sport she has adopted and she wants to keep improving herself. She’s always playing. “She plays in the summer, she plays in the off season whenever she can, she plays at home, Hunter explained. “She’s a year-around basketball player. And, she’s just one heck of a kid–will work her tail off for you,” Hunter said. “She’s got ability and is cooperative.” Or in other words, Bogard has come a long way in a short time.
Feb 7. Aptos Rules Supreme In Girls Basketball winning their third straight championship by crushing second place SC 73-42. Aptos which qualified for the CCS Region IV playoffs by defeating SC, made it a quick run away against the outclassed Cards, by putting the game away leading 46-18 at the end of the half. Aptos closed down the SC offense with 25 steals. SC now 7-2 were led by Hightower, who scored 20 points and Bogard 13. Anecito had 6 points and Newberry 3 to round out the Cards scoring.
Feb. 11. Bogard Hits 33 In Finale. Senior Tammy Bogard’s final league basketball game for SC, proved to be a memorable one. Bogard in her last game scored 33 points for her tops ever, showing why she is considered the best forward in the league. She also had 15 rebounds. SC ended the league season by rolling over Soquel 75-31. SC ended league with a 8-2 record for second place, built a 32-16 lead at halftime. In the third quarter SC outscored Soquel 20-2 to lead 52-18 going into the last quarter. Junior Sharon Hightower, a three year starter has had some big games this season, pumped in 16 points and grabbed a game high 24 rebounds. Other scorers in the game were Andra Farstad 5, Ellen Newberry 4, Chris Wahl 4, Paula Anecito 3, Gwyn Adams, Hope Adams, Lylace Blake and Kathy Wilson each had 2 points. Everyone on the team scored and Coach Ray Hunter was happy about that.
From the Trident. The only losses the Cardlettes had in league were twice to Aptos. The rest of the league games were mostly one sided for SC. All members contributed to the win and the season, even if they did not score.
Tammy Bogard selected Most Valuable Player in the SCCAL. Bogard is also on the first team ALL SCCAL eleven member first team along with Sharon Hightower. This is both girls second year in a row making All League.
Senior 5-10 forward Bogard in her third season with the Cardlettes capped off her high school career last week with a 33 point performance was named league MVP. In 22 games this season she totaled 374 points for a 17 point per game average.
Sophomore center, 5-11 forward, Hightower in her second year starting for the Cardlettes was the third leading scorer in the league, averaging 13.9 points a game.
Gwynn Adams was one of six named honorable mention.
JV GIRLS BASKETBALL
Practice games: Notre Dame 47-36, Wilcox 44-24, Hollister 53-12, Monta Vista 25-26, Sunnyvale 32-23,
League: SLV 55-17, 74-18; Marello 49-21, Aptos 22-45, 31-50; Soquel 55-46, 36-38; Harbor 40-43,
Yearbook. JV team members were Tammy Gonzales, Rachel Stegner, Maria Aquire, Jennifer Dalbey, April Abell, Char Newman, Sarina Nova, Theresa Marietti, Elaine Scargill, Salena Weaver, Sharette Woods, Lawanda Burks, Ann McFadden and Suzy Sullivan.
SC junior varsity makes up for varsity loss to Notre Dame by winning their contest 47-36. Scoring: Burks 8, Dalbey 2, McFadden 6, Novo 6, Newman 10 and Scargill 15.
SC 53, Hollister 12. Scoring: Scargill 10, tuttle 3, Novo 12, Weaver2, Burks 13, McFadden 9, Abell 2, Sullivan 2.
Nov. 30. Monta Vista 26, SC 25 for SC’s first loss of the season. The scores by quarters with SC first, 5-7 11-14, 15-20 and 25-26. (no scoring available)
SC 44, Wilcox 24 to increase the Cards record to 5-1. Scoring: Aguire 2, Burks 6, McFadden 8, Novo 10, Newman 6, Scargill 10 Weaver 2.
Dec. 13. SC 37, Sunnyvale 23. Sc led 20-12 at halftime and are now 6-2. Scoring: Burks 3, Aguire 6, Dalbey 4, Novo 17, Newman 2, Scargill 1, Tuttle 2, Weaver 2.
Jan. 10. SC 55, SLV 17. Halftime score 30-4 after the Cards shutout SLV 11-0 in the first quarter. Scoring: Abell 6, Aguire 6, Burks 10, McFadden 3, Novo 12, Weaver 2, Tuttle 2, Sullivan 3, Newman 8, Cruz 2.
SC 49, Marello 21. Halftime score 29-12. Scoring: Aguire 2, Burks 9, Dalbey 6, Newman 6, Novo 6, McFadden 8, Sullivan 2, Weaver 10.
Aptos 45, SC 22. Halftime score 16-5 Aptos. Scoring: Novo 13, Aguire 2, Weavr 3, Burks 2, Newman 2.
SC 55, Soquel 46. The score at halftime was Soquel 25-21 and 41-36 at the end of the third quarter. SC came back to outscore Soquel 19-5 in the fourth. Scoring: Scragill 13,McFadden 2, Burks 10, Newman 6, Tuttle 2, Novo 20, Dalbey 2
Harbor 43, SC 40. SC went out to a 13-6 lead in the first quarter and 18-12 at halftime. Then Harbor got hat and outscored SC 17-14 in the third quarter and 14-8 in the fourth. Scoring: Aguire 2, Novo 10, Dalbey 6, Scargill 9, Weaver 10, Burks 1, Newman 2.
SC 74, SLV 18. Scoring: Aguire 12, Burks 4, Newman 14, Scargill 10, Novo 18, Dalbey 2, McFadden 2, Weaver 4, Gonzales 4 Stegner 2, Cruz 2.
Aptos 50, SC 31. Aptos went out to a 28-0 lead in the first quarter and were ahead 30-10 at halftime. Scoring: Burks 14, Scargill 8, Aguire 3, Novo 2, Weaver 2, Dalbey 2.
Soquel 38, SC 36. The halftime score was Soquel 19-18 and it was tight all the way. Scoring: Scargill 16, Novo 8, Weaver 4, Dalbey 3, Newman 3, Burks 2.
BOYS SOCCER Practice games: Alisal 0-3, Monterey 2-0, North Salinas 2-3, North Monterey 2-2, Watsonville 1-1, Marello 10-1. Practice record 2-2-2. League: Soquel 3-0, 5-2, 2-2; SLV 1-2, 1-2, 0-0; Harbor 7-2, 1-1, 1-2; Aptos 5-1, 0-1, 3-0. League record 5-4-3 for second place. Season record 7-6-5.
Trident. The three tightest games for the Cards were ties against Soquel, SLV and Harbor. In a 2-2 tie against Soquel, Pete Gunn and Mark DeRenne each had goals. After losing to the top team in the league SLV twice by 1-2 scores, in the last game against them, the Cards tightened up their defense and allowed no goals, but could not score themselves to end up in a tie in one of their beat games of the year. They also tied Harbor in another hard fought game 1-1 on Len Schlegel’s goal.
Comments by Coach Dempewolf, “The Cards finished a distant second in league, We felt we should have finished first as we were physically the strongest team in the league. The team was considerably weakened, when our fine sophomore halfback, Larry Gutherie was lost for the season with a broken leg in the early going. There were many top individual performances and the prospects are bright for next season.”
The Cards outscored their practice opponents 17 to 10, league opponents 29 to 15 and for the whole season 46 to 25.
Stats for players:
Single game high score by a player — Mark DeRenne and Pete Gunn three each
Pre-season total scoring — Mark DeRenne, Jose Ramirez and Ponco Marquez three each
League season total scoring — Pete Gunn and Len Schlegel ten each
Overall season scoring — Pete Gunn 12
Stats for the team:
Highest game score — Marello 10-1
Shut outs — four
Consecutive wins — two
Consecutive losses — two
Individual scoring by practice games, league and total for season:
PR LEA TOTAL
Pete Gunn 2 10 12
Len Schlegel 1 10 11
Mark DeRenne 3 4 7
Jose Ramirez 3 3 6
Poncho Marquez 3 0 3
Gustavo Ibarra 1 1 2
Andrew Ellis 1 0 1
Jeff George 0 1 1
Mike Schmahl 1 0 1
Dave Solden 1 0 1
Elio Gizzi 1 0 1
Totals 17 29 46
Other players were Mike Eckart, Dennis Hunter, Rob Poll, Rick Perez and Will Schlegel.
Jocks Of The Month of January were two senior soccer players Pete Gunn and Leonard Schlegel, who are the first and second leading scorers in the SCCAL. This is Gunn’s fourth year of soccer, his second on varsity. He plays left wing and has scored 7 goals. Schlegel has played varsity for three seasons. Formally a fullback, he was moved up to center forward to use his speed to the team’s advantage and he has been known to play goalie on occasion. Schlegel scored a crucial goal against SLV to tie the game up.
Mike Ekkart was selected for the Dads Club Sportsmanship award.
ALL SCCAL selections were Pete Gunn, Len Schlegel, Rob Poll and Rick Perez.
Gunn and Schlegel tied for the SCCAL scoring title with ten points each. Schlegel did a great job as a forward after having played for three years as a fullback. Gunn has led the team in hustle for four years and is definitely the top left winger in the SCCAL.
Honorable mention were Mark Signer, Mark DeRenne, Jose Ramirez, Chris Hossay, Jeff George and Andrew Ellis.
JV SOCCER Practice games: Alisal 0-3, Monterey 1-1, played North Salinas varsity 0-1, Watsonville 0-9, played Marello varsity 2-2. Varsity games not counted in stats. Practice record 0-2-1. League: Soquel 0-0, 3-1, 6-2; SLV 0-1, 3-3, 4-0; Harbor 1-0, 2-2, 2-2; Aptos 3-2, 1-2, 0-2. League record 5-3-4 for second place. Season record 5-5-5.
League standings: SC 11-1-0, SLV 7-4-1, Harbor 5-6-1, Aptos 2-8-1, Soquel 1, 7, 3.
The Cards were outscored by their practice opponents 1 to 16, out scored their league opponents 25 to 16 and were outscored for the whole season 26-32.
Stats for players:
Single game high score by a player — Roger Esparza, Art Wilson and Dave Solden 2
Pre-season total scoring — Art Wilson 1
League season total scoring — Roger Esparza 9
Overall season scoring — Roger Esparza 9
Stats for the team:
Highest game — Soquel 6-2
Shut Outs — 3
Consecutive wins — 2
Consecutive losses — 1
Individual scoring by practice games, league and total for season:
PR LEA TOTAL
Roger Esparza 0 9 9
Art Wilson 1 5 6
Dave Solden 0 5 5
Mike Harvey 0 3 3
Greg DeRenne 0 1 1
John Mitchell 0 1 1
Mike Owbridge 0 1 1
Totals 1 25 26
Other players were Ken Bartlett, Bob Coffaro, Wendy Johnson, Dan Kier, Mark Kim, Kathy Olimpio and Jason Schroeter.
Greg DeRenne was selected for the Dads Club Sportsmanship award.
The JV team had a shaky start as the coach quit before the playing season started. As you can see by their record the team got better as the season progressed. At one time they went seven straight games without a loss. Any success the JV team enjoyed can be directly attributed to Mike Lopez, who took over the coaching duties after the North Salinas game. Mike stepped in when we needed him the most and did a great job with the young players. This would be a tough job for and experienced coach. It was a super job by a young man only one year out of high school himself. Great job Mike. Great job JV’s.
WRESTLING WINS THIRD STRAIGHT VARSITY AND JV LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIPS
FIRST EVER UNDEFEATED SEASON
League meet scoring: SC 183, Soquel 106, Aptos 73 and SLV 60.
At the Region IV tournament SC came in second. Top scores in the region: North Salinas 104, SC 78, Watsonville 78, Monterey 76 and Alisal 61.
Won the Gonzales Tournament. Top team scores were SC 136, Independence 131, Gilroy 116.
Captured Andrew Hill Crown in a eight team field by defeating Saratoga 33-30, Andrew Hill 36-26 and Westmont 42-18.
Dual matches available
Practice matches: San Jose 60-12, Pacific Grove 51-14, Gonzales 54-3, Mt. Pleasant 45-23. League matches: Soquel 61-3, SLV 60-12, Aptos 76-0
With the skills and leadership provided by ten seniors, most of whom have been wrestling for three or four years, the team went undefeated with a 10-0 record.
SC dominated the SCCAL Tournament as they took first places in 10 of the 13 weight divisions, to bring SC it’s third successive wrestling title. The team scores were SC 183, Soquel 106, Aptos 73 and SLV 60. SC’s first place winners were Randy Hand in the 106 weight classification. From now on will just list the weight after the name. Victor Mungia 123; Jimmy Munoz 130; Mike Gregoric, 136; Greg Saunders, 141; Don Dumller, 157; Rick Hand, 168; Warren Harding, 178; Frank Easter, 194 and Roberto Raffaelli, 238 all advance to the CCS Region IV meet at Gonzales. In addition to winning the league tournament, they also were the league’s dual meet champions.
In the SCCAL Tournament junior varsity competition, SC also won its third straight league title, with ten wrestlers capturing first places in the 13 weight classifications. They were Lee, 96; Corona, 123; Bettencourt, 130; Marguez, 136; Blanco, 141; Ronning, 148; Whieehall, 157; Balalock, 168; Beaumont, 178 and Dodson, heavyweight.
At the Region IV tournament the team came in second. Top scores in the region: North Salinas 104, SC 78, Watsonville 78, Monterey 76 and Alisal 61. SC qualified five wrestlers for the CCS finals. Two first place finishers were Rick Hand, 168 with a pin and Mike Gregoric, 136 winning by a 4-2 decision. Frank Easter, 194 finished second by a score of 8-6. Don Dumller, 157, place third by default. Roberto Raffaelli, heavyweight took fourth place by pin.
Senior Rick Hand was a Sentinel Prep of the Week for his three straight wins to take first place in the 168 pound division at the 22 school Region IV championship meet.
Having won or placed at least fourth in the Central Coast Section Region IV, SC’s five qualifiers at CCS with their records so far are Hand, 16-2; Gregoric, 29-1; Easter, 23-3; Dumller, 21-7-1 and Raffaelli. All qualified for the State meet at Independence High as well. From the CCS finals the top four wrestlers will be combined with the top four wrestlers from the seven sections in the state will compete at the state meet in San Diego to vie for becoming the top wrestler in the 13 weight classifications in California.
Cards Easter qualifies for the State meet by placing fourth at the CCS finals. Mike Gregoric, 133; Don Dumller, 154 and Rick Hand, 165 all failed to make the top four in their weight class.
Team members were Juan Corona, Nacho Lopez, Vic Mungia, Carl Goin, Steve Rodriguez, Tom Blanco, Mitch Ronning, Marvin Hirschel, Joel Bettencourt, Ron Moshier, John Bettencourt, Duke Lee, Rob Rafaelli, Rick Hand, Mike Mahaney, Mike Gregoric, Don Dumller, Jim Munoz, Warren Harding, Mark Shultz, Gregg Saunders and Frank Easter.
Trident December 15. In their first competition of the season, SC lost. In their next match they defeated Branham. SC’s second varsity victory came over Mt. Pleasant, while the JV’s lost.
Jock Of The Month of February was senior wrestler Frank Easter, who took first at the SCCAL meet, second at the Region IV meet and placed fourth at CCS earning him a spot at the State meet. In the 191 weight class, Frank had 14 pins. He has wrestled all four years and has been on the football team as well. He plans to go to Cabrillo and keep wrestling.
Wrestlers Rip Enemies. The first win was against San Jose 34-24, next was Soquel 56-2.
SC claimed three individual first place finishers en-route to a fourth place team finish at the annual Aptos Take-Down tournament. Winners were Jimmy Munoz, 133; Mike Gregoric, 154 and Don Dumller, 165. Nacho Lopez at 127 added a second. Third place finishers were Mitch Ronning, 145 and Frank Easter, 191 of the Cards total point total of 123.
SC Remain Unbeaten in varsity completion defeating Mt. Pleasant 45-23. JV’s lost 21-33. The Cards varsity recorded five pins. They were by Nacho Lopez, 127; Jim Munoz, 133; Mike Gregoric, 145; Frank Easter, 191 and Roberto Raffaelli, heavyweight. Wins by decision were Hand, 98 and Dumller, 168. Matoza, 103 had a draw.
For the JV’s Whitehall at 154 won by pin. Winners by decision were Joel Bettencourt at 120 and Corona at 127. Goin, 138 won by forfeit.
SC dominated its own novice tournament by winning five of 11 events. It is a low key tourney designed for first year wrestlers. Winners were Randy Hand, 103; Jon Bettencourt, 120; Joel Bettencourt, 127; Jerry Whitehall, 154 and Mike Beaumont, 175.
Card Matters Capture Andrew Hill Crown in a eight team field. SC opened the tournament with a 33-30 win over Saratoga in their toughest match of the day. Andrew Hill went down 36-26 in the second round.
In the championship finals against Westmont the Cards let it all out winning 42-18. Mike Gregoric at 154 pounds was named the tourney MVP for his three pin undefeated performance. Jim Munoz, Victor Mungai and Frank Easter were also undefeated for the day. Winners against Saratoga are listed by name, weight and score. Matoza 112, pin; Mungai 120, decision; Lopez 127, default; Gregoric 145, pin; Dumler 165, forfeit; Easter 185, decision.
Against Andrew Hill: Likins 112, forfeit; Mungai 120, decision; Munoz 133, decision; Blanco 138, decision; Gregoric 145, pin; Harding 165, decision; Easter 185, pin and Raffaelli, heavyweight, forfeit.
Against Westmont: Hand 95, decision; Likins 112, forfeit; Mungai 120, decision; Lopez 127, decision; Munoz 133, decision; Ronning 145, decision; Gregoric 154, pin; Dumler 165, pin; Harding 175, decision and Easter 191, pin.
SC defeats San Jose High 60-12. Only four matches were wrestled and the rest forfeited. Easter and Rafaelli won by pins. Winners by decision were Maitoza, 103 and Mitch Ronning, 145.
JV’s win 34-24. Three matches had no participants and four were forfeits. Winners by pin were Mungia, 120; Bettencourt, 127and Blanco, 138. Goin at 145 won by decision.
At the West Valley Classic wrestling tournament, Warren Harding place second, Mike Gregoric place third, Don Dumller fourth and Jim Munoz sixth in their respective weight classes.
Cardinals overpower Knights 61-3. Winners by pin were Randy Hand, 95; Mike Mahaney, 145; Don Dumller, 154 and Robert Raffaelli, heavyweight. There were four forfeits. Winners by decision were Maitoza, 103; Lopez, 120; Munoz, 127and Rick Hand, 165.
JV’s won 56-2. Winners by pin were Bettencourt, 127and Rodriguez, 133. Corona, 128 had a draw. Ten matches were either no contest or a forfeit.
Against Pacific Grove the varsity won 51-14 and the JV’s won 48-12. Winners by pin were Nacho Lopez, 112; Mike Gregoric, 138; Mitch Ronning, 145; Mike Mahaney, 154, Warren Harding, 175 and Frank Easter, 191.
Senior Warren Harding was selected the Sentinels Prep Of The Week. Warren won five matches and lost one in last weeks action. He took second place at the West Valley Classic when he lost a close match 8-6 in the finals.
Cards Grab Eighth Win and no losses. Gonzales went down 54-3 to the varsity. Winners by pins were Randy Hand, 95; Rich Matoza, 103; Mike Mahaney, 145; Rick Hand, 165; Warren Harding, 175 and Frank Easter, 191. Winners by decision were Lopez, 112, Mungia, 120; Saunders, 133; Gregoric, 138 and Dumller, 154.
Gonzales JV’s won 39-29. Winners by pin were Joel Bettencourt, 127; Rodriguez, 133; Blanco, 138 and Ronning, 145. Winner by decision was Whitehall, 154.
In a league match SLV was defeated 60-12 to break SC’s record to 9-0.
Card Matters Grab Seventh place at the 18 team Westmont Wrestling Tournament. Mike Gregoric took first place at 140 pounds. Gregoric scored two pins and two decisions to win the crown. Nacho Lopez, 114; Rick Hand, 167 and Frank Easter, 237 all placed third.
SC wins the annual Gonzales Wrestling Tournament for the second consecutive year. Top team scores were SC 136, Independence 131 and Gilroy 116. Mike Gregoric, 135 and Frank Easter, 193 gained first places. Don Dumller, 156 and Rick Hand, 167 took second place. Nacho Lopez, 114 and Warren Harding took thirds. Randy Hand, 97 came in fourth.
Senior Don Dumller was named Sentinel Prep of the week. Don wrestling in the 157 pound class pinned both his opponents in the SCCAL tournament to win his weight class. He finished the season with an outstanding 18-6-1 mark.
Cards finish unbeaten with a 10-0 dual meet record giving coach Tex Ronning his 160th team victory. SC wiped out Aptos allowing them no points in either the varsity or JV level. Varsity score was 76-0 and JV 57-0.
Senior Mike Gregoric was named the Sentinel Prep of the Week. During the week he won his Gonzales match by decision, pinned his SLV foe and won the Westmont Tournament in the 140 pound class.
End of season honors:
Most Pins — Mike Gregoric
Most Takedowns — Mike Gregoric
Most Valuable Wrestler — Mike Gregoric
Spartan Award — Mike Gregoric
Most Improved — Don Dumller
Rookie of the Year — Randy Hand
Dads Club Sportsmanship award for varsity, Mike Mahaney and for JV, Mitch Ronning.
Mat Maids were Renee Staub, Christina Shepart and Paige Henderson
By winning their weight classes at the league meet, they are considered as ALL LEAGUE, by this program. The following are first place finishers and their weight classes: Randy Hand, 106, Victor Mungia, 123; Jimmy Munoz, 130; Mike Gregoric, 136; Greg Saunders, 141; Don Dumller, 157; Rick Hand, 168; Warren Harding, 178; Frank Easter, 194 and Roberto Raffaelli, 238
BASEBALL Practice games: PAL Tournament: Harbor 14-5, Logan 1-3 and Hill 0-1 tournament record 1-2. Watsonville 3-4, 1-7, 4-5; Morro Bay 12-0, Carmel 3-10, North Monterey 8-0, Watsonville tournament Palma 21-1, Seaside 3-1 and Salinas 11-3 record 3-0 for championship. Practice record 7-7. League: SLV 5-3, 1-4, 5-4; Marello 8-1, 9-5, 19-2; Soquel 3-6, 3-1, 10-4; Aptos 0-1, 5-3, 1-4; Harbor 11-4, 9-6, 4-2. Final league standings: SC 11-4; Aptos 10-5, SLV 7-8, Marello 6-9, Harbor 6-9, Soquel 5-10. League record 11-4 first place. First round of CCS Monterey 3-14. Season record 18-11.
Retruning seniors are Dwayne Whitley, Leonard Schlegel, Mark Bruce, Eddie Camacho and Dave Saccullo. Juniors Greg Pacheco, Robert Modena, Mark Hodges, Rudy Escalante, Mike Scott and Dennis Hunter. Sophomores: Rich Barker, Steve Pacheco and Mike DiTano,
Sentinel–Last year the Cards were in the cellar with a league 3-12 record, but this year there are four players with two years of varsity experience returning and three others with one year of experience. Comment, “The kids have been looking good. The attitude this year is turned completely around from last year, so we should have some affect on what’s gong to happen in the league this season. We’re looking forward to the season.”
Height and weight is included in the rest of the article. Those with two years experience are Dwayne Whitley 6-2, 180, who stole 27 bases last season. Others are Len Schlegel 6-3, 170, Eddie Camacho 5-4, 138, Those with one years experience are Greg Pacheco 5-8, 140, Robert Modena 5-10, 150 and David Saccullo 6-1, 170. Transfers Mike Scott 6-0, 160 from Harbor and Mark Hodges 5-6, 140 from St. Mary’s of Berkeley. Newcomers: Rudy Escalante 5-10, 145; Dennis Hunter 6-1, 155; Rich Barker 6-1, 150; Steve Pacheco 5-11, 160 and Mike DiTano 5-8, 170.
Comments. “We have good speed and we should be able to hit the ball. We should be good all the way around. Last year we had good enough material, but we didn’t play very well. This year every ones more mature and patient. The guys feel they have a good chance of winning. SC has a reputation of winning in the past and we feel we’re ready to go again. We like to be optimistic, If everybody does his job, then we’ll be all right. If not, then we won’t. The players are good and if they go out and produce, we should have a good shot at winning league.”
Big Innings Propel SC To Victory. Led by a six run second inning and four more in the fifth, the Cards downed Harbor 14-4 in the first game of the PAL tournament, which will continue Saturday in San Jose. During the second inning, Mark Hodges and Len Schlegel picked up one RBI apiece, while Mike Scott drove in two runs with a single. The other two runs came in on an error and a wild pitch. Those with RBI’s were Scott and Schlegel two apiece and the rest with one: Hodges, Ken Rosa, Steve Pacheco and Rich Barker. Steve Pacheco doubled. Schlegel was the winning pitcher.
Watsonville downed SC 5-4. The Cards scored twice in the fourth inning on two singles and a sacrifice fly. In the fifth they scored again on a single, a stolen base and a wild pitch. The final run came in the seventh on a walk, a single and a sacrifice. Watsonville got the winning run in the seventh on a walk, a base hit and a costly error on an attempted at a double play. Len Schlegel started and went five innings giving up one run. Sophomore Mike DiTano went the last two innings giving up four runs, not all earned to take the loss.
Cards Take Morro Bay 12-0. The Cards had 10 hits and no errors. They had a seven run lead after three innings. Len Schlegel started and went four innings allowing no hits, one walk and struck out six for the win. Rich Barker went three innings allowing one hit, walked none and struck out four. Schlegel was also the hitting star with a double and three RBI’s. Mark Hodges clubbed two doubles and drove in two runs. Other RBI’s: Greg Pacheco, Scott and Modena one each. Mike Scott scored four runs and Greg Pacheco three.
Carmel whips SC 10-3 in a game played at Carmel with short fences. Carmel had two home runs in the first inning and scored six runs. The Cards were held hitless until the seventh, when Eddie Camacho singled and was driven in by Steve Pacheco’s double. Schlegel also had a RBI. Schelgel started on the mound and went three inning and took the loss. Sophomore Mike DiTano pitched three innings and Mike Scott pitched the last inning. The Cards had one error.
Cats One Hit Cards and it was an infield hit at that. Watsonville won 7-1. Watsonville jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning with the aid off a walk and two SC errors. Greg Pacheco beat out an infield grounder for the only SC hit. Schlegel started and went three innings and took the loss. DiTano went the next three innings and Barker pitched the seventh when Watsonville scored five runs. The pitchers held Watsonville to four hits, but the defense committed six errors.
Cards beat North Monterey 8-0. Mark Bruce started on the mound and went four innings, striking out seven, including the first three of the game, walked none and allowed one hit. Rich Barker pitched the final three innings allowing only two hits. RBI’s Scott 2, Escalante and Camacho had one each.
Santa Cruz Rallies Prove To Be Enough to beat SLV 5-3 in their SCCAL opener. The Cards staged a couple of two out rallies in the second and third innings, when they scored all their runs. In a complete game win, pitcher Len Schlegel struck out 10 batters to preserve the victory. Four times Schlegel fanned the last batter of the inning with runners in scoring position. Schlegel gave up seven hits, five walks, and one earned run. SLV stranded 11 runners and lost two others trying to stretch base hits, but were gunned down by good throws. SC began the scoring with three unearned runs in the second inning. Rudy Escalante and Mark Hodges got aboard on two out singles. Greg Pacheco got on by an error and Escalante scored. Eddie Camacho singled in Hodges. Pacheco scored on a wild pitch. Lineup: Whitley DH, 4-1; Barker 1B, 4-1; Scott SS, 3-0; Steve Pacheco 3B, 3-2; Schlegel P, 3-0; Escalante C, 3-2; Hodges 2B, 3-2; Greg Pacheco CF, 3-0 and Camacho LF, 0-0.
Santa Cruz Gains Win In Downpour 8-1 over Marello at the Upper Diamond. The teams invented a brand new game of under water baseball. The Cards waded through a deluge, then three more frames of steady downpour before finally capturing the contest. “We got it in, that’s about it”. Three Marello pitchers limited the Card hitters to just three hits, but gave up a total of 11 walks, including seven in the bottom of the fourth inning when SC scored all eight of their runs.
The big hits for SC were Dwayne Whitley’s ground rule double into the tennis court to drive in two runs and Steve Pacheco’s two run single. Mark Bruce started and went four innings giving up one hit, walked one and struck out eight for the win, which is his second of the season. He got a late start coming out from basketball. Schlegel pitched the nest three giving up two hits, one earned run, walked two and struck out four. Lineup: Scott SS, 4-0; Barker RF, 3-1; Whitley 1B, 3-1; S, Pacheco 3B, 2-1; Escalante C, 2-1; Hodges 2B, 1-0; G. Pacheco CF, 1-0; Schlegel P, 2-0; Bruce P, 0-0; Camacho LF, 0-0; Saccullo LF, 1-0 and Hunter 2B, 0-0.
Boyle Led Soquel Tops Santa Cruz 6-3. A little used second baseman for Soquel drove in three runs and had a good glove was too much for the Cardinals in a 6-3 win. The Cards out hit Soquel 9-6 and had one less error three against four, but did not score the runs. The pitchers held up their own as starter Schlegel went three innings giving up three earned runs, five hits, walked one and struck out one for the loss. Bruce went three innings gave up one hit, one walk, no runs and struck out one. SC began to hit the ball more frequently in the final three frames. It scored a run in the fifth, when Rich Barker hit a deep sacrifice fly to right field. Two more runs scored in the sixth on Eddie Camacho’s double to left center. Lineup: Scott SS, 4-1; Barker RF, 2-1; Whitley 1B, 4-1; S, Pacheco 3B, 4-0; Escalante C, 4-0; G. Pacheco CF, 3-2; Robert Modena 2B, 4-1; Schlegel P, 1-0; Bruce P, 1-1 and Camacho LF, 3-2.
Aptos Still ‘Perfect” In SCCAL beating SC 1-0 in a well pitched and fine defensive game. Each team collected three hits and had two errors. The lone run did score on a error to put a runner on base, a walk and another throwing error in the third inning. In the sixth the Cards had a chance to score. Schlegel led off with a single and took second on an error on Greg Pacheco’s sacrifice bunt to put runners on first and second. Barker sacrificed them up a base. On a short fly ball to the outfield a runner tried for the next base and was thrown out. Bruce started and went four innings giving up no earned runs, one hit and walked one. Schlegel went two innings giving up no runs or walks. Neither pitcher struck out a batter, but did excellent pitching jobs. Lineup; G. Pacheco CF, 2-1; Barker RF, 3-0; Whitley 1b, 2-0; S. Pacheco 2B, 3-0; Camacho LF, 3-0; Scott SS, 2-0; Escalante C, 2-0; Modena 3B, 2-0; Bruce P, 1-0; Schlegel P, 2-1; Saccullo PH, 1-1; Hodges PH, 0-0 and Hunter PH, 0-0.
Santa Cruz Rallies To Beat Harbor 11-4. If there was some kind of resemblance between good, sound baseball and what transpired at Harbor High, it was purely coincidental. In a sloppy, error filled contest the Cards pulled away with six runs in the final inning, aided by three errors. SC coach, “The come back compared to what we’ve been doing offensively it was excellent. Concentration, that was the big thing for us. Today we came back because we kept our concentration.”
Second baseman Mark Hodges made a brilliant fielding play a diving, sliding catch of a line drive to cut off a Harbor rally. Len Schlegel has been a consistent pitcher this year, but gave up three runs in the first inning and had put two men on base at the start of the second inning with no outs. He was replaced by sophomore Mike DiTano, who finished the game going six innings giving up two hits, one earned run, walked one and struck out three. (DiTano’s effort was very important for the team and showed that he was not afraid, which the coach knew) Starting in the third inning the Cards kept chipping away at Harbor’s lead, scoring in every inning but one. Lineup; G. Pacheco CF, 5-2; Barker RF, 4-2; Whitley 1b, 5-0; Saccullo DH, 3-1; S. Pacheco 3B, 4-2; Camacho LF, 2-0; Scott SS, 4-1; Escalante C, 1-1; Hodges 2B, 1-0; Hunter PR, 0-0; Schlegel P, 0-0 and DiTano P, 0-0.
At the Salinas Tournament in their first game, the Cards scored 21 runs on 22 hits to win 21-1. Not only did the Cards hit, but they pitched well also. Len Schlegel started and went four innings giving up two hits, no earned runs, walked five and struck out three for the win. Rich Barker went one inning giving up one hit and walked one. Sophomore John Abicht brought up from the JV’s for the tournament, filled in well, pitched two innings gave up one hit and struck out two.
Doubles by Robert Modena with two and Hodges and Saccullo one each. Saccullo also had a triple. RBI’s: Hodges, Whitley and Schlegel each had four; Greg Pacheco and Robert Modena had three; one each for Saccullo and Hunter. Cards had two errors. Lineup: G. Pacheco CF, 4-3; Hodges 2B, 7-3; Whitley 1B, 4-2; Saccullo DH, 4-3; S. Pacheco LF, 2-0; Scott SS, 5-1; Modena 3B, 4-3; Schlegel P, 4-4, Hunter RF, 3-2; Camacho LF, 2-1; Escalante C/DH, 1-0; Barker P, 2-0; DiTano RF, 0-0, two walks and Abicht P, 0-0.
In the second game of the tournament the Cards defeated Seaside 3-1 behind the complete game pitched by Mark Bruce, who gave up five hits, one earned run, walked four and struck out seven. Big plays by the Cards were made by catcher Robert Modena, who gunned down two runners trying to steal and Eddie Camacho threw out a runner at the plate. These plays allowed Bruce to pitch to only five batters over the minimum. RBI’s, one for Whitley and two for Greg Pacheco. Cards had two errors. Lineup; G. Pacheco CF, 3-2; Barker RF, 2-0; Whitley 1b, 3-2; Saccullo DH, 3-1; S. Pacheco 3B, 3-0; Hodges 2B, 3-0; Camacho LF, 1-1 and two walks; Scott SS, 1-1, sacrifice, walk and Modena C, 3-1.
Cards win Salinas Tournament beating the Cowboys 11-3. Sophomore Mike DiTano held Salinas in check for five innings allowing five hits, one earned run, walked four and struck out one for the win. Leonard Schlegel pitched two innings giving up two hits, no earned runs, three walks and struck out three for a save. The Cards had 17 hits, stole four bases and had two errors. Greg Pacheco, Whitley, Saccullo and Camacho had stolen bases. Saccullo had three doubles and Whitley and Steve Pacheco had one each. RBI’s: two apiece for Whitley, Saccullo and Modena and one each for Barker, Hodges and Steve Pacheco. Lineup; G. Pacheco CF, 4-2; Barker RF, 5-3; Whitley 1b, 5-2; Saccullo DH, 5-4; Camacho LF, 1-0, two walks; Modena C, 4-1; Hodges 2B, 4-1; Camacho LF, 1-1; Scott SS, 4-2; S. Pacheco 3B, 3-1; Schlegel P, 1-0; Hunter LF, 2-1; Escalante C, 0-0 and DiTano P, 0-0.
SLV ace notches his third league victory 4-1 over SC limiting the ‘feast or famine’ hitting Cards to just three safeties. Two of them came in the final frame after he had retired 10 SC batters in a row. At the start of the second round of league SLV is 3-2, while the Cards are 3-3 as they have no games to make up. The sole Card run came without the benefit of a base hit. Mike Scott got on by a fielders choice, stole second and scored on an infield error. Card starter Mark Bruce beat the Cougars in the first contest, but errors put him in a hole this time. He pitched two innings giving up three hits, no earned runs, walked one and struck out two. Len Schlegel pitched four innings giving up four hits, one earned run, one walk and struck out four. (Not a bad line for the pitchers) Lineup; G. Pacheco CF, 3-0; Barker RF, 3-1; Whitley 1b, 3-0; Saccullo DH, 3-1; S. Pacheco 3B, 1-0; Scott SS, 3-0; Hodges 2B, 3-1; Modena C, 1-0;
Escalante C, 0-0; Schlegel P, 2-0; Camacho LF, 3-0 and Bruce P, 0-0.
Rallying Cardinals Top Marello Prep 9-5. Two four run outbursts in the fifth and sixth innings propelled the Cards to a win. Both teams are tied for second place with 4-3 records. Six foot, 170 pound senior Mark Bruce started on the mound and threw a no hitter for four innings. He went five innings giving up two hits, one earned run, walked two and struck out three for the win. Len Schlegel another senior at 6-3, 180 pitched two innings giving up four hits, one earned run, one walked and struck out one for the save. Coach, “Both pitchers have been throwing well. I thought that we, the team, had a little more get up and go tonight,” Thoughts on the league, “I think it’s anybody’s league. All the teams are pretty much even. On any given day any team can win. All along I have felt that we had a good team. But we’ve already lost more games than I thought we would lose the whole year.”
Second baseman Mark Hodges played excellently. He collected two hits in three trips to the plate and knocked in three runs. “Mark has been hitting well, so he has moved up to fifth in the order.” Assistant coach Dee Herren added, “We got on base a lot more tonight. We have real good speed, so when we get on it helps us. Rich Barker hit the ball well. He hit a line drive single and beat out an infield single to knock in a run.” RBI’s Hodges three, Barker and Whitley one each. Lineup; G. Pacheco CF, 2-0; Barker RF, 4-1; Whitley 1b, 4-1; S. Pacheco LF/3B, 2-0; Hodges 2B, 3-2; Modena 3B, 3-0; Scott SS, 3-0; Schlegel DH/P, 3-0; Escalante C, 4-0; DiTano LF, 0-0 and Bruce P, 0-0.
Cardinals Join SCCAL Leaders. SC moved into a three way tie for first place along with Aptos and SLV with 5-3 records. The Cards scored three runs in the third inning to defeat Soquel 3-1. Coach, “The team was up for the game. We were really ready tonight. We have gained a lot of confidence in the last week. Our players are really enjoying baseball and that’s 99 percent of it.”
Coach Herren praised second baseman Mark Hodges for his defensive play. The key play came with a runner on first and as he attempting to steal Mark went to cover second, but the batter hit the ball in the area Mark had just vacated. Marks recovery to change directions was excellent as he fielded the ball and made the put out at first. As Hodges made the throw to first the base stealer continued on to third and was gunned down on a throw from Whitley to Steve Pacheco for two outs on the same play.
Herren also complimented starting pitcher Leonard Schlegel “as it was his best game of the season. He threw a complete game giving up four hits, one earned run, walked three and struck out seven. Only in one inning did he get into trouble with the bases loaded, but a strike out and soft fly ball got him out of it. He also had fine support as the Cards had no errors. Lineup: Scott SS, 3-0; Barker CF, 1-1, two walks, one run; Whitley 1B, 2-1; Hodges 2B, 3-0; S. Pacheco 3B, 3-1; Modena RF, 2-0; Escalante C, 3-0; Schlegel P, 3-0 and Camacho LF, 3-0.
Surging Cards In First Place. A comedy of errors at Harvey West as the Cards beat Aptos 5-3 to knock the Mariners out of first place. The battle for first place featured nine errors, which ushered in eight unearned runs or all runs in the game. Coach, “We gave them the lead and they gave it back” The Cards have won five games in a row, including three SCCAL games and are beginning to think Championship. “The kids think they can win and that makes all the difference. We’ve got the momentum now and this is the right time to have it.”
Aptos’ lead off batter started the game off by reached first on an error, stole second and he was driven in with a single. The Cards handed the Mariners two more runs in the third inning after getting the first two batters out. Two errors and a walk loaded the bases and a single drove in two runs. Behind 3-0, the Cards tightened up its defense and played errorless ball the rest of the game. But then Aptos was afflicted with a bad case of butterfingers. In the fourth inning Steve Pacheco got aboard on an error, stole second and came home on a single by Dennis Hunter. In the fifth, two walks, a single, a wild pitch and a pass ball added up to three SC runs. In the sixth, Mike Scott singled, stole second and came all the way around to score on an over throw of second by the catcher.
Mark Bruce a hard throwing senior, notched his third victory against two losses in league play, while lowering his earned run average to an 0.54. Each of the following five players had a stolen base: Scott, Barker, Whitley. S. Pacheco and Bruce. Lineup: Scott SS, 3-1; Barker CF, 3-2; Whitley 1B, 4-0; Hodges 2B, 3-0; S. Pacheco 3B, 3-0; Modena LF/RF, 2-0; Hunter RF, 2-1; Escalante C, 3-0; Bruce P, 1-0, two walks, one steal, one run. Camacho LF, 2-1.
Cardinals Remain First In Tight League Race. After rolling past Harbor 9-6, the Cards are riding the crest of a four game winning streak in league to make their record 7-3. Len Schlegel 6-3, 170 pound right-hander was nicked for three runs in the second and was backed up against the wall in the fifth and sixth innings, but he kept his composure and came away with his third league win. SC’s three run second inning was not exactly overpowering. The bases were loaded by a blooper, a walk and infield single. Mike Scott squeezed in a run and the second runner scored on an overthrow. Barkers blooper drove in the third run. Robert Modena and Rudy Esalante both ripped opposite field doubles in the three run third. The same pair drove in the Cards last two runs.
Schlegel got out of a tight jam in the third with the bases loaded, he induced a pop up and struck out the next two batters. Schlegel in a complete game win gave up 12 hits, three earned runs, walked none and struck out nine. RBI’s: Scott 2, one each for Pacheco, Barker, Modena and Escalante. Cards had three errors. Lineup: Scott SS, 3-2; Barker CF, 4-2; Whitely 1B, 2-0; Pacheco 1B, 4-1; Modena RF, 4-2; Hodges 2B, 4-1; Camacho LF, 3-1; Escalante C, 3-2 and Schlegel P, 1-0.
Cards’ Charge Does It. With their backs against the wall and the games slipping through their fingers like sand, the Cards came from behind in their last at bats to edge SLV 5-4. The Cards were trailing at one point 4-2 with the bases empty and but two outs remaining. SC opened the bottom of the seventy with a routine out, but that was all that would be easy the rest of the game for the Cougars. After a walk to Eddie Camacho, two straight singles by Schlegel and Scott loaded the bases. After an out, Whitley was hit by a pitch to force in a run. Steve Pacheco singled to drive in the winning run.
SLV led off the first inning with a walk and went to third on misjudged fly ball. He scored on a sacrifice fly. Both teams were able to put runners on base regularly, but could not bring them home. The Cards could not score until the fourth inning, when Rich Barker led off the inning with a single, took second on Robert Modena’s single and scored on Hodge’s single. Schlegel doubled in the fifth and scored on an error.
Bruce started and went six and two third innings giving up seven hits, four earned runs, walked four and struck out six, but did not get the win as he was not the pitcher when the winning runs were scored. Len Schlegel relieved with two outs and a runner on base. He gave up a hit and an error loaded the bases. He then struck out the third out to pick up the win. Scott and Steve Pacheco both had two RBI’s. Cards had four errors. Lineup: Scott SS, 4-1; Barker CF, 4-1; Whitley 1B, 2-0, walked twice; S. Pacheco 3B, 4-1; Modena C, 3-2; Hodges 2B, 3-2; G. Pacheco CF, 3-0; Camacho LF, 2-0; Bruce P, 2-0, two walks, one steal, one run. Schlegel P, 1-1.
Cardinals Hit On Winning Formula. SC slammed out 14 hits en route to a 19-2 win over Marello. The Cards are now leading the league with a 9-3 record to Aptos at 7-5 and SLV at 6-6. SC sent 13 batters to the plate in the first inning and scored eight runs. All starters had at least one hit. Leonard Schlegel started and went five innings giving up two hits, no earned runs, walked three and struck out four for the win. Sophomore Mike DiTano pitched the last two innings giving up one hit, no earned runs and struck out one.
Cardinal third baseman Steve Pacheco played excellently in the field. He handled five chances making only one error on a tough play throwing wide to first. On each of his other four chances he saved what would have been base hits by charging across the diamond and throwing on the run. Bruce and Barker had doubles. RBI’s: Camacho and Barker four each. Those with one: Whitley, Modena, Scott, Bruce, Greg Pacheco and Hodges. The Cards had three errors. Lineup: Scott SS, 4-3; Barker RF, 5-4; Whitley 1B, 3-1; S. Pacheco 3B, 4-1; Modena C, 4-1; Hodges 2B, 3-0; G. Pacheco CF, 2-1; Camacho LF, 4-2; Bruce DH, 1-1, two walks; Schlegel P, 0-0 and DiTano P, 1-0.
Cardinals Defeat Knights. Cardinal Bats Rough Up Knights. When you combine hitting, good pitching and near flawless fielding, you’re going to be tough to beat. That is why SC won 10-4 Friday night at Harvey West. The win assures the Cards of at least a tie for the SCCAL title. The Cardinals pitching tandem of Mark Bruce and Leonard Schlegel limited Soquel to just five hits, while their teammates banged out 14 hits. SC controlled the game from the outset. The top of the order provided all the punch the Cards needed as Scott, Barker, Whitley and Steve Pacheco combined for eight runs, 10 hits and six RBI’s.
Defensively the Cards were equally as awesome. With runners on base and Soquel putting together a threat, SC played the ball cleanly and made the throws accurately. Bruce went five innings giving up four hits, three earned runs, walked two and struck out five for the win. Schlegel went two innings giving up one hit, one earned run, one walk and struck out three. Doubles by Scott, Whitley and Hodges. RBI’s Steve Pacheco three, Scott two, Whitley and Modena one each. The Cards had one error. Lineup: Scott SS, 4-3; Barker RF, 3-1; Whitley 1B, 4-4; S. Pacheco 3B, 3-2; Modena C, 4-0; Hodges 2B, 4-3; G. Pacheco CF, 3-1; Camacho LF, 4-0; Bruce P, 2-0 and Schlegel P, 1-0.
Mariners Put Pressure on SCHS with 4-1 win at Aptos. Aptos is now only one game down. If SC loses the last game of the season and Aptos wins it will be a tie. Aptos jumped out to a one run lead on a home run. They also had a home run in the second inning. The fences are a little shorter than those at Harvey West. The lone Cardinal run came in the second inning as Steve Pacheco led off with a single and stole second. Modena bunted him to third and his brother Greg drove him in. Schlegel started and went five innings giving up five hits, four earned runs, walked two and struck out five for the loss. Bruce pitched one inning giving up one hit and striking out one. Each team had two errors and each had seven hits. Lineup: Scott SS, 3-0; Barker RF, 3-1; Whitley 1B, 3-1; S. Pacheco 3B, 3-0; Modena C, 3-1; Hodges 2B, 3-0; G. Pacheco CF, 3-1; Camacho LF, 2-1; Bruce P, 1-0 and Schlegel P, 3-1.
Cards Down Bucs, Gain Title with 4-2 win. Testing the hands of fate wasn’t part of the script for the Cards, so the went out and settled things to their liking. They finished the SCCAL season 11-4 in first place and will meet the MBL champions Monterey with a 11-2-2 record at Salinas Municipal Stadium in the first round of CCS playoff. The last time the Cards captured the league crown was in 1976.
Mark Bruce is an intelligent, hard throwing right-hander, who has been a consistent winner all season. He failed to disappoint hurling five and one thirds innings allowing one earned run, five hits, walked none and struck out five. Bruce exited with SC in front 4-2 with one out and a runner on base in the sixth inning. Leonard Schlegel, who has also been very effective for the Cards came in and shut down Harbor in the remaining inning and two thirds for a save. They have been doing this for each other all season. Schlegel threw to six batters allowing only a walk and retired the other five to complete the game.
A fine close to a successful league season. RBI’s were Schlegel, Whitley and Modena. Cards had no errors and four hits. In the second inning Mark Hodges walked, stole second and scored on Schlegel’s single. In the fourth Hodges reached base on an error, went to second on Greg Pacheco’s hit and scored on an error. In the fifth Barker reached first on an error and stole second. Whitley drove him in with a single. Whitley went to second when the throw went to the plate and then stole third. Robert Modena squeezed him home.
Sophomore Rich Barker has hit in 11 straight league games and finished the season as the leagues third leading hitter. Center fielder Greg Pacheco led SC on defense with several fine running catches and threw out a Harbor runner at third base to end the game. Lineup: Scott SS, 4-0; Barker RF, 3-1; Whitley 1B, 4-1; S. Pacheco 3B, 3-0; Modena C, 3-0; Hodges 2B, 2-0; G. Pacheco CF, 3-1; Camacho LF, 3-0; Bruce P, 0-0 and Schlegel DH/P, 3-1.
Sentinel pregame write up for the CCS Region IV playoffs and recap of the Cards league season.
Cards Salvage Year Of Adversity. First Place SCCAL Baseball Finish. After finishing in last place last year, this year had to be rewarding to those players who have suffered through at least one losing season and some have endured two seasons. The Cards were 6-9 in 1977 and 3-12 in 1978, (the first time in 20 years the Cards had a losing season). Adversity made the climb to the highest level in the standings a tough one. Coach, “It feels nice to be back again. We always feel we’re in it. Even last year, we felt our players were good enough to have done much better. But we weren’t able to do it.” Before the start of this season the Cards were rated contenders for the league title because the key ingredients, experience and talent were there. But the Cards lost two returning seniors and a junior before league action got going. Players stepped up to fill the gaps and in most cases they were more committed to the team than some of the players who left. The team became a better unit. Two of the guys who came through were shortstop Mike Scott a transfer from Harbor and second baseman Mark Hodges from Berkeley. Their speed and all around fine defense has been a key to the teams success this season the coach says. “ The entire defense has been one of the best we’ve had.” Sophomores Rich Barker an outfielder and third baseman Steve Pacheco made large contributions too. “Looking at it before the season started, we weren’t even expecting these guys to be in there. But, they were two vital cogs in the machine. Barker the number two hitter in the league batted better than .400, including a 11 game hitting streak. Pacheco played good defense and was within the top 10 hitters in the league. However, SC still possessed some experienced players.
Competing in their third varsity seasons were Dwayne Whitley at first base, pitcher Leonard Schlegel and outfielder Eddie Camacho. Greg Pacheco a fine defensive center fielder and Mark Bruce ace of the pitching staff are second year players.
“If Bruce had not been injured and missed most of last season the teams record would have been much better.
Rudy Escalante’s value to the team shows in the fine records the pitchers had. His handling of the pitchers made their jobs easier.
Junior and second year player Robert Modena has played a lot over the last two years as a utility man filling in wherever needed. He has played more in the outfield, but has done work in the infield and as the catcher. He has been a regular starter, just not always in the same spot. Enough has been said all season about the worth of Bruce and Schlegel on the mound. Without them stepping forth, keeping their heads up, making the tough pitches, this successful season would not have happened.
We are back on the right track again. There are enough players coming back next year and they know they can win. Part of our trouble at the beginning of the season was the returning players had been losing. You need to learn to win. If you expect to win, you win. If you expect to lose or say I got too play well, you will lose. Last year we lost games in the seventh inning. This year we were winning these games.” The beginning of the league season started slow with a 3-3 record, but then the team won eight of nine contests to finish a game ahead of Aptos.
In the fifth game of the league season, in a important game, the Cards down 3-0 to Harbor came back to win 11-4. Sophomore reliever Mike DiTano made his varsity debut allowing only one run in pitching the last six innings.
The biggest win came two weeks ago against SLV, when the Cards rallied for three runs in the final innings to win 5-4.
Coach, “The players came through in the clutch. They did a heck of a job and they deserve a lot of credit. The guys found that by putting out a little extra, it helped take us over the top. To see the improvement of the team over the season and the team spirit grow to the point that they were not going to lose made it a season to remember, especially considering where we came from.”
Bus Going To Region IV playoffs. Because of the gasoline shortage the Cardinal Club is paying for a school bus to provide transportation for rooters and the general public to the Region IV playoff game against Monterey winner of the MBL with a league record of 11-2-2 at Salinas Municipal Stadium.
Toreadore Bats Silence SC 14-3. The Cards found out the hard way what it’s like trying to answer artillery fire with a BB gun. Pecking and chipping while Monterey was blasting away with its big guns. There was always another potent batter lingering in the on deck circle. Mike Aldrete, (who went on to play for Stanford and the San Francisco Giants in the Major leagues) slugged two doubles, a 380 foot home run, walked once in four at bats and knocked in four runs. Aldrete’s pitching was almost as devastating. He struck out eight in his five innings on the mound. Monterey had a team batting average of .375 and it showed. Monterey had a 11-2-2 record in the MBL, scored in every inning but the fifth.
Robert Modena knocked in the Cards first run with a single. Mark Bruce drove in the second run with a ringing double to left center. Sophomore Steve Pacheco drove in the third run with a 380 double to straight away center. Dwayne Whitley also had a double. The Cards had 8 hits and three errors. SC finished the season with a 18-11 record. Lineup: Scott SS, 2-1; Barker RF, 2-1; Whitley 1B, 4-1; S. Pacheco 3B, 4-2; Modena C, 4-1; Hodges 2B, 4-0; G. Pacheco CF, 2-1; Camacho LF, 2-0; Bruce DH/P, 3-1, DiTano LF, 1-0 and Schlegel P, 0-0.
Most valuable player– Rich Barker and Mark Bruce.
Captain– Dwayne Whitley
Most Improved– Steve Pacheco and Mike Scott
Best hitter– Rich Barker
Best defensive player, Mr. Hustle and Cardinal Club sportsmanship– Mark Hodges
LEAGUE hitting stats, by at bats, runs, hits, average, doubles, triples, runs batted in, walks and stolen bases.
AB R H AV 2b 3b RBI BB SB
Barker 45 9 18 400 0 1 8 6 5
Hodges 36 10 11 306 1 0 6 5 2
S. Pacheco 45 9 12 267 4 0 8 8 4
Escalante 25 6 7 280 1 0 3 6 0
G. Pacheco 36 8 10 278 1 0 4 6 4
Whitley 49 13 12 245 2 0 5 8 8
Scott 49 17 12 245 1 0 8 3 10
Modena 35 6 8 229 2 0 5 1 0
Camacho 39 5 8 205 1 0 10 5 0
Schlegel 25 3 3 120 0 0 1 4 0
Bruce 8 6 3 375 2 0 1 4 1
Hunter 1 0 0 000 0 0 0 1 0
DiTano 1 0 0 000 0 0 0 0 0
TOTALS 398 92 88 221 15 1 59 56 34
LEAGUE pitching stats by innings pitched, hits, earned runs, earned run average, doubles, triples, home runs, walks, strike outs, won, loss and saves.
INN H ER ERA 2B 3B HR BB SO W L S
Bruce 43 30 9 1.47 4 0 0 17 35 5 2 0
Schlegel 50 54 18 2.52 5 0 2 24 50 5 2 4
DiTano 8 4 2 1.75 0 0 0 1 4 1 0 0
TOTALS 101 88 29 2.01 9 0 2 42 89 11 4 4
SEASON hitting stats, by at bats, runs, hits, average, doubles, triples, runs batted in, walks and stolen bases.
AB R H AV 2B 3B RBI BB SB
Barker 81 18 28 346 0 1 11 12 6
Whitley 81 18 26 321 4 0 12 12 16
Scott 81 28 26 321 2 0 14 15 21
G. Pacheco 75 20 22 293 1 0 12 14 11
Hodges 81 17 22 271 4 0 14 12 6
S. Pacheco 73 8 19 260 4 0 14 13 7
Modena 75 17 17 227 4 1 12 7 4
Escalante 46 7 10 217 1 0 3 9 1
Camacho 66 12 14 212 1 0 11 14 1
Schlegel 57 7 12 211 1 0 12 6 2
Hunter 17 0 5 294 0 0 2 4 0
Bruce 13 7 4 308 3 0 2 4 1
DiTano 13 0 1 077 0 0 0 0 0
TOTALS 759 159 206 271 25 2 119 122 76
SEASON pitching stats by innings pitched, hits, earned runs, earned run average, doubles, triples, home runs, walks, strike outs, won, loss and saves.
INN H ER ERA 2B 3B HR BB SO W L S
Bruce 63 43 16 1.78 5 3 1 30 65 9 4
Schlegel 83 74 43 3.63 8 2 4 56 82 6 6 4
DiTano 33 22 10 2.13 0 0 0 16 17 3 1
Barker 8 7 5 4.39 1 0 0 6 7 0 0
TOTALS 187 146 74 2.77 14 5 5 108 171 18 11 4
Team batting averages in league
AB R H AV
SC 408 97 106 260
Aptos 385 76 99 257
Harbor 409 77 103 252
SLV 413 87 103 249
Marello 387 61 88 227
Soquel 374 59 79 211.
The top four teams were evenly matched. SC overtook Harbor and Aptos the final two weeks of the season with timely hitting to win the team batting honor and the league title. The Cardinal pitching duo of Bruce and Schlegel were tops in the won-loss with 5-2 records.
Sentinel. May 27 Sentinel All County team. Cardinal Players Share Most Valuable Award. Mark Bruce and Rich Barker.
Four Cardinals were selected ALL SCCAL and All County. They were Mark Bruce, Rich Barker, Leonard Schlegel and Mike Scott.
aBruce was SCCAL Most Valuable and COUNTY CO-MVP. Barker was the other COUNTY CO-MVP. Information on players were for league play and from the Sentinel. Bruce in league play had the best earned run average per game of 1.63. He pitched 43 innings, struck out 35 and allowed 30 hits and 17 walks.
Schlegel was the seventh best hurler in earned run average with a 2.63, struck out 50 batters in 50 innings, while walking 24. (Schlegel during the season also had four saves) Junior,
Mike Scott a defensive whiz at shortstop had a slow start at the plate, ended up batting 245, which was good for 22 place in league. He led the league in runs scored with 17. Sophomore, Barker a left handed batter was third in league batting going 18 for 45 a .400 average, scored nine runs, drove in eight while batting in the second spot most of the season.
Mark Hodges and Steve Pacheco were selected honorable mention.
The Sentinel selection Bill Dodge as coach of the year. Dodge, the dean of the league coaches, for the thirteenth time in twenty-three season, the Cards have won the league title. They won in 1960-63, 1967-72 and 1976 and 1979. The 1968-69 teams made it to the CCS finals.
ALL SCCAL TEAM. SCHS right-hander Chosen As MVP. Mark Bruce having led SC to the SCCAL title with his strong pitching arm, the senior right-hander was selected by the coaches as the league most valuable player. Bruce led the league in earned run average at 1.63, posting a 5-2 won-loss record, hurled 43 innings, struck out 35, walked 17 and allowed 30 hits. Coach Bill Dodge was nominated as coach of the year, but initiated discussion which led to the coaches deciding there would be no such honor officially recognized this season. Bruce was one of four Cardinals selected this year. Others were sophomore outfielder Rich Barker, who batted .400 in his first varsity season; pitcher Leonard Schlegel with a 5-2 record and an ERA of 2.66 and junior shortstop Mike Scott.
HEY WHO ARE THOSE GUYS! They were in the 1979 Alumni game. Every year players from the past congregate at Harvey West and have a big picnic. There is lots of food and drinks and a couple of baseball games to watch. Its also a way to see if they can still play as good as they use to. Its like a class reunion, but its better. We bring all the players from 1957 (the year Bill Dodge first started coaching). Some of then are over weight and losing their hair, but deep down we know that they were some of the greatest baseball players at Santa Cruz High.
JV BASEBALL squad: Eric Lowdermilk, Mark Ripley, Larry Robinson, John Abicht, John Wilson, Frank Bowen, Todd Noland, Lucky Farales, Jim Loftus, Rick Lyons, Craig Whitesell, David Naegle, Larry Brown and Gary Meyers.
SLV beat SC 5-3. SC scored one run in the second inning and two in the fourth. The Cards had five hits to SLV’s nine. Cards had two errors. Naegle started and threw four innings and John Abicht pitched three.
Aptos won 6-2. John Abicht gave up nine hits and the Cards made three errors. John Bowen had two RBI’s.
Soquel won 7-3. Mike DiTano pitched a complete game and gave up seven hits. The Cards had four errors. John Wilson was a top hitter going 2 for 4 an also had an RBI. The Cards had three hits.
GIRLS SOFTBALL Practice games: Watsonville 21-0, Pacific Grove 20-7, Monterey 7-3, 11-12; Marello 16-6, Soquel 10-1. Practice record 5-1. League: Soquel 23-1, 23-2; SLV 12-4, 3-2; Marello 5-0, 8-1; Aptos 0-3, 3-4; Harbor 5-0, 0-1. League record 7-3 tied for second. Season record 12-4.
League standings: Aptos 10-0, SC 7-3, Harbor 7-3, Soquel 3-7, SLV 3-7 and Marello 0-10.
In the season opener against Watsonville, the Cards won 21-0. Kathy Wilson and Tammy Bogard both hit homers and drove in four runs each. Loreen Guidici drove in three runs and Andra Farstad had two. Gina Sutton went all the way with Mary Ellen Cabrera behind the plate.
A 20-7 win over Pacific Grove was aided by Kathy Wilson’s hot day at the plate. She went 4 for 5 and drove in 6 runs. Doubles: Bogard 3 and Wilson, Farstad and Wright each had one.
RBI’s: Wilson 6, Bogard 2 and Farstad one.
Monterey’s trip to SC ended up with a 7-3 Card victory. Andra Farstad drove in three runs. In a return game at Monterey, the Toreadors won 12-11 breaking the Cards undefeated string.
SC Beat Marello In Non league Softball Game 16-6. SC trailed 0-3 going into the fourth inning, but then broke loose will all 16 runs coming in the last three innings. Loreen Giudici hit a bases loaded home run and drove in five runs during the game. Gina Sutton was the winning pitcher. Tammy Bogard tripled, doubled and had two RBI‘s. Ellen Newberry doubled and had two RBI’s.
Sentinel April 18. SC 12, SLV 4. In the league opener. SLV scored all of their runs in the second inning. SC didn’t score until the fourth inning with one run. But in the fifth inning scored five runs and in the six inning tagged on six more runs to go ahead 12-4. Gina Sutton had a complete game win, while giving up only three hits. SC had five hits and three errors. Wilson had a double.
Started the league with a 10-1 win over Soquel. Marello game rained out. A 12-4 win against SLV there. Make up game was a win 5-0 over Marello. In the most lopsided game of the year a 23-1 win over Soquel.
April 25. Aptos, SC Take Wins In Softball. SC blasted Soquel 23-1in a shortened five plus inning game. SC is 3-0 in league. SC scored at least two runs in every inning. All SC starters drove in at least two runs apiece. Those with three RBI’s were Tammy Bogard, Sharon Hightower, Andra Farstad, Cherlyn Solden and Ellen Newberry. Those with two runs driven in were Mary Cabrera, Kathy Wilson, Kelly Wright and Gina Sutton. Sutton hurled five innings, the whole game, allowing three hits, walking three and striking out one. Wilson and Hightower had doubles.
April 29. Aptos and SC battled for seven long innings, with neither able to budge the other. But, Aptos pushed across three runs in the eighth inning to beat SC 3-0 in a crucial SCCAL game. Aptos now 4-0, led off the eighth with a home run. The next batter doubled, went to third on an error and scored on a sacrifice fly and the third scored on an overthrow. In the bottom of the inning, Tammy Bogard and catcher Mary Cabrera walked with no outs. The next three batters went down on infield outs. The Aptos pitcher allowed four hits, walked six and struck out five. Gina Sutton allowed eight hits, walked none and struck out two. No SC batter had more than one hit. SC is now 3-1 in league.
May 2. Cardlette Hurler Shuts Out Harbor. Gina Sutton hurled a six hit shutout as SC downed Harbor 5-0. SC exploded for four runs in the first inning. SC is now 4-1 in league was led by the hitting of Tammy Bogard and Kathy Wilson, both going 2 for 3. Bogard drove in two runs and Mary Ellen Cabrera, Andra Farstad and Sharon Hightower drove in one apiece. Sutton was consistent through the contest, allowing six hits, three walks and striking out four and going the distance. Wilson and Bogard had doubles. SC had seven hits and only one error.
May 9. SC 13, Marello 1. Gina Sutton scattered six hits and SC scored seven runs in the first frame. Tammy Bogard led SC with three hits, including a double and triple with two RBI’s. Kelly Wright, Sharon Hightower and Mary Cabrera each had two RBI’s. Wilson, Sutton and Giudici each had one.
Trident May 11. In the first week of May the Cards are in second place with a 5-1 record a game behind first place Aptos. Pitcher Gina Sutton held on to defeat SLV 3-2. SC trailed most of the way until Tammy Bogard tied the score 2-2 in the seventh inning with a sacrifice fly, scoring Loreen Guidici. A wild pitch in the eighth inning allowed Andra Farstad to score from third with the winning run. SC had ten hits.
Coach Miguel had praise for Guidici’s play at first base, Farstad for her fine plays at third base and Mary Ellen Cabrera for her improved play behind the plate. Miguel also said the teams defense has been sharp, holding down the others teams scoring. “We still have a chance for a playoff position as we play Aptos again later in the season and I feel we’ll be ready for them.”
Sentinel May 6. (was a much shorter write up then the Trident) SC 3, SLV 2 in a extra inning. SC won the contest in the bottom of the eighth on a throwing error, which allowed Andra Farstad to score from third. Gina Sutton allowed seven hits and two runs in the fourth inning, SC scored in the first, seventh and eighth innings. SC had to score in the bottom of the seventh to stay in the game. Bogard drove in the first run and the tying run in the seventh.
May 13. Aptos, SC Win, Continue Hot SCCAL Softball Race. SC banged out 17 hits in defeating Soquel 21-2. Second place SC now 7-1 in the SCCAL was led at the plate by Andra Farstad, went 5 for 5, including a double and triple and knocked in two runs. Kelly Wright was 3 for 5, while Kathy Wilson, Sharon Hightower, Loreen Giudici and Ellen Newberry were 2 for 5. Wilson was the big run producer, knocking in five runs, while Giudici and Wright drove in three apiece. Farstad and Mary Cabrera had two RBI’s.
Overshadowed by the hitting barrage was the performance of Gina Sutton, who went the distance while allowing three hits, walking one and striking out three. SC scored in five inning straight and Soquel got their two runs in the last inning. SC had two errors. Wilson had a double and Munoz an RBI.
May 16. Aptos Girls Rally To Win SCCAL Title. Despite spotting the Santa Cruz Cardlettes three runs in the first inning, Aptos scored two in the second inning and one in the third to tie the score. Andra Farstad drove in the first SC run and the Aptos starting pitcher was relieved with two runners on base. Tammy Bogard drove both runners in with a double and that was the end of SC’s scoring. SC had six hits and had two errors. Aptos scored two runs in the second inning on a home run. Gina Sutton allowed eight hits, walked none and struck out one. Just two of Aptos’ runs were earned.
May 20. League Softball Season Finishes. Harbor edged SC 1-0. The victory earned Harbor a share of second place in the league with SC. Both teams finished with 7-3 records. Harbor scored its only run in the bottom of the third frame, when the lead off hitter of the inning reached base on an error. She was sacrificed to second and scored on a two base throwing error. Kathy Wilson and Kelly Wright had two hits apiece. SC had seven hits to Harbors five. SC had two errors and Harbor one. The two Card errors led to the run being scored. There were no extra bases hits in the game.
Trident. Their most recent game showed why coach Vic Miguel is so proud of his pitching sensation Gina Sutton. Sutton held on to a 3-2 lead in beating SLV. SC trailed most of the way, until Tammy Bogard tied the score at 2-2 in the seventh with a sacrifice fly scoring Loreen Guidici. The Cards had ten hits, but a wild pitch in the eighth inning allowed Andra Farstad to score from third. Coach Miguel had praise for Guidici’s play at first base, Farstad’s play across the diamond at third base and Mary Ellen Cabrera’s improved play behind the plate. “the teams defense has been sharp and not many teams have scored much on us. We have another chance at Aptos and we have a good shot at them
Trident. In one of SC’s three shutouts, Harbor went down 5-0. In there next three games, SC allowed a total of five runs while scoring 34 themselves. It all began when SC edged SLV 3-2, then downed Marello 8-1 and then buried Soquel 23-2. With the title on the line Aptos won a tight game 4-3. In the season finale, untimely errors resulted in a 1-0 loss to Harbor in an upset. Kathy Wilson and Kelly Wright had two hits for SC.
Other team members not mentioned were Kelly Wright, Sharon Hightower, Lylace Blake, Elaine Scargill, Kim Hodges, Ellen Newberry and Cherlyn Solden.
Co-Jock Of The Month of May is Tammy Bogard, whose consistent play in softball and basketball was a factor in both teams vied for the league championships. Both teams eventually took second places. She was called the best forward in the league and had a high game of 33 points and often led all scorers. She only scored under ten points one time.
Others considered were three sport athletes, Dave Ronda in basketball, cross country and track; Dwyane Whitley in football, basketball and baseball. Plus two sport Terri Schneider in cross country and track.
Trident June 8. Stats for the season: The Cards scored 170 runs for the season and allowed only 46. In league games the Cards scored 82 runs and allowed 17. In individual games, SC had two shutouts, allowed more than three runs twice, when the high was four runs, which says something about the SC pitching and team defense.
Coach Miguel called his team, “A very successful team, that had the best defense in the league. Of the three league losses, the difference was five runs. They always kept the other teams from scoring much, part of which was the work of star pitcher Gina Sutton, who pitched every inning for the Cards. Special mention for Mary Ellen Cabrera, who had never caught before and Andra Farstad for her hustle and fine skills around third base. The two seniors on the team are Bogard and Cabrera. Next year should be strong again.”
ALL SCCAL players were senior outfielder Tammy Bogard the leagues second leading hitter with a .469 batting average and three juniors, second baseman Kathy Wilson with a .373 average, third baseman Andra Farstad averaged .377 and pitcher Gina Sutton with a 7-3 won-loss record. First baseman Loreen Guidici was named honorable mention.
Team members were Kelly Shannon, Suzy Sullivan, Mindy Lopez, Maria Aguirre, Sue Maddera, Shelly Bogard, Lisa Brown, Janet Hand, Bev Rodriguez, Theresa Silva, Lisa Wright, Magan Blake, Robin Grant, Carmella Munoz, Rocky Cabrera, Cindy Zieber and Stephanie Guidici. Coach Letta Stagnaro.
April 18. SLV won the game in the last inning 13-12. SC had 12 hits to 10 for SLV. SC had 12 errors to SLV’s 4. SLV was ahead 6-5 after three innings and tied 11-11 after six innings. SLV scored two runs in the top of the seventh and SC was only able to score one. Aguirre was the pitcher and Adams the catcher. Whitesell had a triple and a home run and drove in three runs. Others with RBI’s were Munoz, Giudici, Wright and Silva with two apiece.
April 22. SC 22, Marello 2. SC had 15 hits and seven errors. Maria Aquirre had a big day for the Cards. She allowed only three hits, hit a triple and drove in three runs. Brown hit two home runs. RBI’s: Silva, Adams, Wright, Brown, Sullivan had two apiece. Whitesell, Munoz and Lopez each had one.
April 29. SC 15, Soquel 6. SC out hit Soquel 13-10 and made only four errors to 8 for Soquel. At the end of the third inning SC led 9-2. Aguirre was the winning pitcher. Whitesell and Munoz had doubles. Brown had a triple. RBI’s: Adams, Whitesell and Munoz had three apiece. Brown had two and Aguirre, Giudici, McFadden and Blake had one each.
May 2. SC 14, Harbor 13. Both teams are tied with 4-1 records. Both teams had 15 hits, while Harbor had seven errors and SC 4. Aguirre had a complete game win. Doubles by Wright and Aguirre and two by Whitesell. RBI’s: Whitesell five, Wright, Giudici, Brown, Lopez and Blake one apiece.
Team scores at the SCCAL boys finals: Soquel 136, Harbor 95, SC 91, SLV 68, Aptos 62 and Marello 14.
Frosh-Soph Boys at SCCAL meet. Soquel 182, Aptos 113, SLV 72, SC 50, Harbor 34 and Marello 10.
SCCAL girls finals: Soquel 115, SLV 106, Harbor 64, SC 42, Aptos 28, Marello 24.
Dual meets boys: Marello 91-37, SLV 84-41. Triangular meets: SC 95, Harbor 58, Aptos 26
Girls dual meets: Marello 84-26, SLV 39-59. Triangular meets: Harbor 50, SC 46, Aptos 26.
Frosh-soph Boys: Marello 79-34. SLV 56-61. Triangular meet last
Frosh-soph Girls: Marello 48-9, SLV 40-10. Triangular meet last
Sentinel pre-season SCCAL Track Preview on March 6. Last year SC with 127 points came in second to Soquel with 193 points. SC’s lone SCCAL dual meet loss was to Soquel. Coach Greg Brock said, “I don’t think we’ll be as strong as last year, but we have a great attitude and some good individuals, but we are thin in the sprints and weights. We’ll be strong in the distances and in the hurdles.” Top performers are seniors John Rembao in the distances and Dave Ronda in the hurdles and high jump, an event he won at the league meet last year. Junior Bob Sanders is another hurdler to watch along with weight man Lee Lowery and pole vaulter Jim Munoz.
At the CCS Region IV track meet at Hartnell College, John Rembao in the 3200 (two mile) ran his best time of the year in 9:26.3, close to 30 seconds ahead of his nearest competitor. His best time this year was 9;14.3. The only other Card to qualify for the CCS finals was pole vaulter Jimmy Munoz with a third place jump of 12’6”. Bob Sanders false started in the high hurdles, his best event and was disqualified. He came back to take fourth in the 330 low hurdles in 40.1. Dave Ronda took two fifths in the high hurdles in 15.9 and high hurdles in 41.0.
At the Region IV meet Santa Cruz scored three points in the Frosh-Soph division as Orozco finished fifth with a 19’3” long jump.
At the CCS meet at San Jose City College, John Rembao became the first Cardinal to qualify for the State meet in ten years, since sprinter Al Marshall did it in 1969, when SC was in the MBL. By doing this, John accomplished probably his finest achievement, plus also beating his own two mile record of 9:21.5 set at Los Gatos in November. John finished in second place, one second behind the winner at CCS, running his best time of 9:14.3. John now holds both the school record for the mile and the two mile. John is one of only two SCCAL participants at the State meet. Rembao’s second place finish gave SC eight points in the 114 school section.
The State meet will be at Hughes Stadium in Sacramento on June 2. Rembao has set school records in the mile and two mile this year. John Rembao broke Eloy Villa’s mile record of 4:29.5 set in 1972 running a 4:25.4
Trident June 8. Team scores at the SCCAL finals: Soquel 136, Harbor 95, SC 91, SLV 68, Aptos 62 and Marello 14. Bob Sanders and Dave Ronda each scored in two events. Sanders won the 110 high hurdles in 15.2 and took second in the 100. Ronda took third places in the high hurdles and the 1600 meter relay team. Also qualifying for the Region IV meet was John Rembao, who won the 3000 meters by 40 seconds in 9:41.1. Jimmy Munoz took second in the pole vault. The 1600 meter relay team, which came in second all qualified for CCS Region IV meet. Other notable efforts were Chuck McDaniel’s fourth place in 800 in 2:13.3. Lee Lowrey took fourth in discus and fifth in shot put. Jeff Rice, sixth place in 400 in 58.5. Ray Rembao and Travis Nansel took fifth and sixth respectively in 3000. Dave Delucchi and Joe Deck fifth and sixth places respectively in 1500.
Field Events Get Frosh-Soph Boys Fourth Place at SCCAL meet. Soquel 182, Aptos 113, SLV 72, SC 50, Harbor 34 and Marello 10. Dan Orozco won the long jump, setting a new record at 19’7”. He was second in the triple jump. Other qualifiers for the Regionals were Marco Cockrane, third place in discus. Dennis Lara won the high jump and Marvin Johnson took third in the pole vault. Other placers were Cochrane, fourth in shot put, just missing the Regionals. Evan Grossman, fifth in triple jump. Karl Goin, fourth in pole vault.
Boys team members were Mike Kliegal, Joe Deck, Chuck McDaniels, Cliff Harris, Evan Grossman, Gary Wright, Jeff Rice, Dan Orozco, Dan Lira, Jerry Deck, Senial Bald, Jerry Whitehall, Jeff George, Eric Kirkwood, Marco Cochrane, Bao Kephart, Travis Nansel, Dave Delucchi, Joseph Vitug and Paul Spano.
Cardlette (girls varsity) Track Is Number four in SCCAL track finals. Soquel 115, SLV 106, Harbor 64, SC 42, Aptos 28, Marello 24. Four girls qualified for the Region IV meet. Kim Pianavilla set the league record in the discus with a throw of 114’7”, which tops her previous mark of 108’8” set in 1978. Terri Schneider won the 1500 in 5:28.4 easily taking the field. Unfortunately she was sick during the Regional meet and was not able to compete. Tami Francis, third in the 400. Meg Doxtator, third in 300 low hurdles. Other notable efforts by SC were Doxtator taking sixth in the 110 low hurdles and shot put and fourth in the high jump. Francis placed sixth in the 200 and high jump. Alison Stanford, fifth in 800. Heidi Teachout, four in 3000. Jennifer Larson, sixth in 1500.
Delucchi and Burks Lead Girls Frosh-Soph To Fourth Place at the SCCAL meet. Overall team scores: Aptos 125, Soquel 115, Harbor 64, SC 58, SLV 17 and Marello 0. Delucchi served as the spark to SC’s success for the day. Exploding along the backstretch in the 400 to leave her opponents in the dust, she upended the F-S record in the 400 lowering it to 1:02.1. She also ran the anchor leg as the Cards easily won the 1600 relay. Burks placed in three events taking second in the 400 behind Delucchi, a fourth in the 110 low hurdles and the long jump. Freshman Serena Nova won the 100 in the record time of 12.0 and took second in the long jump. Other contributors were Tracy Comstock, fifth in 100 low hurdles and Leslie Alexander, fifth running a leg in the 1600 relay team. Since there is no Frosh-Soph division for girls at the Region IV meet, they would need to meet qualifying standards for the varsity competitors to be allowed to participate.
Girls team members were Debbie Shadle, Gretchen Hankle, Lynn Greenlee, Martha Person, Kim Pianavilla, Tami Francis, Robin Davish, Heidi Teachout, Debbie Comerford, Tracy Comstock, Serena Nova, Lisa Delucchi, Lawanda Burks, Linda Ayers, Tracy Nansel, Meg Doxtator, Diane Ronda and Kristen Deck.
The next week at the Region IV meet at Hartnell College in Salinas the field of four narrowed to one. Kim Pianavilla erased her week old record, flinging the discus 121”10” to top her former best by more than seven feet. Tami Francis was second in her heat, but finished fifth overall in the 440 in 1:01.4. Meg Doxtator finished fourth in the 330 low hurdles in 51.3.
At the CCS finals Kim did not quite qualify in the top three places and did not qualify for the final day of completion. She had a great season with major improvement.
COMBINATION BOYS AND GIRLS from the Trident of May 11.
Against Marello the Cards dominated all categories. Girls varsity romped 84-26. There were two double winners: Meg Doxtator in 100 low hurdles in 17.8 and shot put, 27 feet and Terri Schneider in 880 in 2:36.4 and the 3000 in 13:42.
Varsity boys won 91-37. Card double winners were Dave Ronda, 300 low hurdles in 41.8 and the triple jump in 36’10”. Bob Sanders, 110 high hurdles in 15.2 and 100 in 11.7. Other winners were John Rembao, 800 meters in 2:03 and Ray Rembao, 3000 in 10:52.1.
Boys frosh-soph won 79-34. Joey Vitug was the meets only triple winner. He won the 110 high hurdles in 11.3, the 300 low hurdles in 43.8 and the 100 in 12.2. The tandem of Hightower and Orozco dominated the field events. They both won two events. Hightower, in the shot put at 36’11” and the discus at 95’10”. Orozco, long jump in 18’8” and triple jump in 37’8”.
Girls Frosh-Soph won 48-9. Lynn Greenlee won the shot put and discus.
In their last home dual meet against SLV it was a split decision. Boys varsity won 84-41. Bob Sanders won four events, the 110 high hurdles in 15.0, 100 in 11.4, 200 in 23.7 and long jump in 18’3”. Dave Ronda was a triple winner, the 400 in 53.6, 300 low hurdles in 43.8 and high jump at 8 feet. John Rembao took two first in the 800 time of 2:02.8 and the 5000 in 4:37.5. Lee Lowery took two first: shot put at 45’3” and discus in 133’10”. Ray Rembao took third in the 3000 in 10:49.2.
Girls varsity lost 39-59. Serena Nova won 100 in 13.1; Tami Francis took 400 in 1:05.4; Lisa Delucchi won 200 in 27.3; Terri Schneider won 1500 in 5:33.8; Kim Pianavilla won discus at 116’4”; and Heidi Teachout took second, 3000 in 13:21.6.
Boys Frosh-Soph lost a close one 56-61. SC had two triple winners Joe Vitug and Dan Orozco. Vitug won the 64 high hurdles in 10.7, 300 low hurdles in 45.1, 100 in 12.0. Orozco dominated the jumping events winning the long jump at 18’5”, high jump at 5’2”, triple jump at 37’11”.
Frosh-Soph girls won 40-10. SC took both relays, the 400 in 56.8 and the 1300 in 5:03.7. Lawanda Burks was a triple winner in the 100 low hurdles in 18.3, 400 in 1:10.8 and the long jump at 13’1”.
Jocks Of The Month of April were varsity runners, junior track members Alison Stanford and Joe Deck. They are consistent performers and can always be counted on to secure second and third places, which are the ones that really win track meets. Besides being valuable in terms of winning points, they are very valuable in terms of team moral. They are always giving and encouraging to every member of the team. These are the people, who make athletics a rewarding experience.
Jock Of The Month of May is senior John Rembao qualified for the State meet and is the first Cardinal in ten years to qualify. He set a new two mile school record of 9:14.3. He holds the two mile record for all four classes from freshman on up. In cross country he holds the High Schools 2.08 mile course at UCSC record of 11;06.7.
In a triangular meet the score was SC 65 Harbor 58 and Aptos 46. Dave Ronda and Bob Sanders led the way as each captured numerous firsts and seconds. John Rembao took the two mile in 9:45.6 and Jimmy Munoz won the pole vault to round out the best efforts.
The Girls varsity scores were Harbor 50, SC 46 and Aptos 26. Serena Nova and Tami Francis dominated five events between them, taking one victory and four seconds.
The boys and girls Frosh-Soph both came in last. The best efforts were Clifford Harris’ second in the 440, Paul Spano’s victory in the two mile and Daniel Orozco’s double wins in the long jump and the triple jump. For the girls, Lawanda Burk’s first in the 440 and second in the long jump.
GIRLS SOCCER CLUB
Team members were Mary Ellen Cabrera, Debbie Blake, Shoshana Gizzi, Gina Sutton, Amy Lamb, Rocky Cabrera. Linda Avala, Kim Hodges, Carmella Munoz, and Amy Zavala.
TENNIS LEAGUE CHAMPIONS FOR FIFTH YEAR IN A ROW. This years record 18-1.
From Trident May 11.
Coach Mullen’s teams have won the MBL title in 1975 and 1976 and the SCCAL from 1977 to 1979. Over those five years they have compiled an incredible record of 62-2 in league play. There only losses were in the MBL, one in ’75 and the other in ’76. They have never lost a match in SCCAL play.
This year’s seniors career league records definitely reflect the coaching they receive. Mike McNeal carried an unblemished 30-0 record through his four years; Steve Alves is 29-1; Harry Dong 24-2 and Josh Aronson 16-2. Juniors with one year left now have the following records: John Kotcher 30-0; Dave Tsugawa 21-0; John Curotto 20-0; Ed Kitsuse 10-0; Mark Dybdahl 1-0 and Joe Neri 1-0. The only freshman on the team Paul Daniel finished 10-0.
In the league finals Aptos won the finals, winning both the singles and doubles championships. In singles play Steve Alves and John Kotcher lost in the semifinals. In doubles play Paul Daniel and Dave Tsugawa played great, but lost in the semifinals to the championship Aptos team, 4-6, 7-6, 4-6. The same Aptos team beat Mike McNeil and Harry Dong in the finals.
The team will play in the CCS–Region IV team championships later.
Varsity team members were Harry Dong, Paul Daniels, Steve Alves, David Twsaga, John Kotcher, Joe Neri, Mark Dybdahl, Ed Kitsue, Mike McNeal, John Curotto and Josh Aronson.
JV team members were Peter Castillo, Mike Harvey, Mark Spence, Ron Harris, Duane Harris, Duke Lee, Shawn Kinney, Jeff Simpson, Jim Cloer, John Karwin, Joe Link, Casey Colton, Tadd Haych.
BOYS SWIM SCCAL CHAMPIONS FOR THE FIRST TIME IN SC HISTORY
SC wins SCCAL title with 344 points to Harbor 332, Soquel 260, Aptos 80.
SC also won the dual meet title defeating all three teams for a 3-0 record.
Frosh-soph boys scoring: Aptos 297, SC 254, Harbor 214.
Dual meets available: Salinas 75-97, Frosh -soph 102-10
Sentinel April 29. Cardinals Hold Off Harbor, Win SCCAL Swimming Title. SC survived a late Harbor challenge to capture their first SCCAL swimming and diving championship. Seven out of a possible 12 varsity records were broken as SC edged defending champion Harbor 344 to 332 followed by Soquel 260 and Aptos 80. The victory was sweet revenge for the Cards, who were undefeated in league dual meets last year, but lost out to Harbors depth. SC was also undefeated in league dual meets this season with a 3-0 record and was able to cap the year in style with the SCCAL title.
SC league record breakers were Steve Hatch in the 200 individual medley in 2:00.28 and won the 100 breast in 1:01.05. ***Both records were under the national qualifying times for high school All American swimmers.*** Eric Wagner set a league record in the 100 backstroke in 59.03 and was second in the 200 individual medley.
Other winners were John Mockus, winner 100 free in 50.48, second in 200 free and third in 500 free. Ralph Cortez won the 100 fly in 57.60. SC won the 200 medley relay in 1:46.58 and was third in the 400 free relay. Barker was third in diving.
Aptos with 297 points won the frosh-soph title with a convincing victory over SC with 254 and Harbor with 214. Jim Henry set a league junior varsity record in the 200 free in 2:14.79 and was second in the 100 free. Other SC winners were Gary Eisenberg won the 100 backstroke 1:14.64 and was second in the 50 fly. Bruce McMillan won diving with 135.75 points followed by Matt Gatlin and David Ray. Other placers were 200 medley relay, SC second. Ed Brounhut was second in the 100 individual medley and second in the 100 breast. SC was second in the 200 free medley. David Ray was third in diving.
March 25. Harbor Aces SC Relay title with 100 points followed closely by SC 96, Watsonville 56, Soquel 46 and Aptos 38. SC won three of the nine events. SC broke the meet mark in the breaststroke-butterfly in 4:12.9 time with these swimmers: Hatch, Mockus, Mike Schmahl and Cortez.. SC winning events, swimmers and times: 400 medley relay of Kostas Karachristos, Steve Hatch, Ben Irons and Mike Schmahl in 4:29.4. 800 free relay: Eric Spieth, Henry, Cortez and Mockus in 8:42.9.
March 23. Cards Streak Dunked by Salinas 97-75 at the Hartnell College pool. Steve Hatch was the only SC varsity double winner, taking the 100 butterfly in 55.60 and 100 breaststroke in 1:05.03. Other SC winners: 200 individual medley, Wagner in 2:07.23. SC took the 400 free relay in 3:32.92.
SC won the frosh-soph 102, 10. Double winners were Spieth in the 200 free in 2:17.99 and the 500 free in 6:25.13. Schmahl, the 50 free in 26.07 and the 50 fly in 30.82. Braunhut, the 100 breast in 1:22.02 and 100 individual medley in 1:14.35. Other winners: 200 medley relay, SC in 2:16.14. 200 free relay, SC in ? Bill Barker in diving, 148.65 points. Henry, 100 free in 1:03.99. 100 back, Eisenberg in 1:18.83.
April 22. Hatch Places High In Junior Nationals. Steve Hatch qualified for the finals of the Junior Nationals in the 100 yard breaststroke, by taking twelfth in the time of 59.9 and placing eleventh in the 400 individual medley in 4:10.1, both personal best at recent competition at Duke University. The 16 year old Hatch is the first SC male to ever compete in the Junior Nationals.
April 22. SC downs Soquel 102-70. Double winners for SC were Steve Hatch in the 200 individual medley in 2: 01.5 and the 100 breaststroke in 1: 02.57. Eric Wagner took the 200 free in 1:57.74 and 100 backstroke in 50.17. SC won the 200 medley relay in 1:46.3. Cortez won the 100 fly in 58.59.
SC swimmers who placed in the top three are listed by the event, place in the event, the swimmer and time when given
EVENT PLACE SWIMMER TIME
200 medley relay 1 SC 1:46.58
200 free 2 Mockus
300 individual Me 1 Hatch 2:00.28
100 fly 1 Cortez 57.63
100 free 1 Mockus 50.48
500 free 3 Mockus
100 back 1 Wagner 59.03
100 breast 1 Hatch 1:01.05
400 free relay 3 SC
Diving 3 Barker
Other team members were Bill Barber, Kostas Karachristos, Mike Schmahl, Clayton Markel, Eric Speith, Mark Goin, Ted Irons, Stuart Siegal, Ben Irons, Mike Scott, Grant Codiga and Tom Mulholand. Coach Terry Eckhardt was very pleased with the season, even after he was thrown into the pool
ALL SCCAL Steve Hatch, Eric Wagner, Ralph Cortez, John Mockus and diver Bill Barker.
GYMNASTICS SCHS Tumblers Lead SCCAL
The frosh-soph team tied for first place. Sharette Woods took first place and Laurie Pappas placed second as All Around League Champions.
The varsity tied for second place in SCCAL.
Team members are Lisa Schlee, Melody Becker, Chris Sullivan, Becky Browning, Tina Matta, Laurie Pappas, Sharette Woods, Stacy Browning, Lori Thompson, Fiona Friedland, Wendy Batt, Debbie Hannon, Sandy Cramer, Sylvia Roblado Lisa Quinn and Lisa Lonsdale. Coach Carolyn Burkett.
Jeannie Collopy Girl Jock Of The Month of November swims for SCAT in addition to the SCHS swim team and will be participating at the Section Swim meet. She holds the school record in the 500 yard freestyle in 5:40.5. Her time earned her first place in the SCCAL meet and qualified her for CCS. She also has qualifying times in the 200 freestyle and is part of the qualifying 400 freestyle relay team. She also plays basketball in the winter.
Tammy Bogard Co-Jock Of The Month of May whose consistent play in softball and basketball was a factor in both teams vied for the league championships. Both teams eventually took second place. She was called the best forward in the league and had a high game of 33 points and often led all scorers. She only scored under ten points one time. Tammy was ALL SCCAL in softball with a 469 average. One of her big games was against Watsonville, when she homered and drove in four runs.
Mike McNeal carried an unblemished 30-0 record through his four years; Steve Alves is 29-1; Harry Dong 24-2 and Josh Aronson 16-2. This is a combination of senior tennis players. TENNIS LEAGUE CHAMPIONS FOR FIFTH YEAR IN A ROW. This years record 18-1. Coach Mullen’s teams have won the MBL title in 1975 and 1976 and the SCCAL from 1977 to 1979. Over those five years they have compiled an incredible record of 62-2 in league play. There only losses were in the MBL, one in ’75 and the other in ’76. They have never lost a match in SCCAL play. This year’s seniors career league records definitely reflect the coaching they receive.
John Rembao Helps Cross Country Have Big Season. The year has been a highlighted by fine individual performance by John Rembao, who won the 3000 meters by 40 seconds in 9:41.1 at the league track meet. At the CCS Region IV track meet at Hartnell College, Rembao in the 3000 (two mile) ran his best time of the year in 9:26.3, close to 30 seconds ahead of his nearest competitor. His best time this year was 9:14.3. At the CCS meet at San Jose City College, Rembao became the first Cardinal to qualify for the State meet in ten years, since sprinter Al Marshall did it in 1969, when SC was in the MBL. The State meet will be at Hughes Stadium in Sacramento on June 2. Rembao has set school records in the mile and two mile this year. In cross country, the boys varsity upset the perennial power Soquel 24-31, when senior John Rembao broke the course record in winning the race in 11:08.2. Despite another super performance by John Rembao the Cards couldn’t hold out against a strong SLV team losing 32-24. Again Rembao set a course record of 11;06.7 for a 2.08 mile course.
Jimmy Munoz took second in the pole vault at the league track meet, to qualify for the CCS Region IV meet, , At the Region meet Munoz was one of only two Cards to qualify for the CCS finals, when he took third place with a jump of 12’6”. At the league wrestling meet. Munoz took first place in the 130 pound weight class to qualify for the CCS Region IV matches. He did not place high enough at Region to go on. At the West Valley Classic Wrestling tournament, Munoz took sixth in the 130 weight classes.
Kim Pianavilla at the SCCAL track finals, set the league record in the discus with a throw of 114’7”, which tops her previous mark of 108’8” set in 1978. The next week at the Region IV meet at Hartnell College in Salinas the field of four narrowed to one. Kim Pianavilla erased her week old record, flinging the discus 121’10” to top her former best by more than seven feet.
At the CCS finals Kim did not quite qualify in the top three places and did not qualify for the final day of completion. She had a great season with major improvement.
Bob Sanders at the league meet won the 110 high hurdles in 15.2 and took second in the 100.
At the CCS Region IV meet, Sanders false started in the high hurdles, his best event and was disqualified. He came back to take fourth in the 330 low hurdles in 40.1. In a meet with Marello, Sanders was a double winner in the 110 high hurdles in 15.2 and 100 in 11.7. Bob also was a top running back in football.
Dave Ronda was a first stringer in basketball, cross country and track was considered for the Jock of the Month of May. Ronda took third places in the high hurdles and with the 1600 meter relay team. Ronda took two fifths in the high hurdles in 15.9 and high hurdles in 41.0 at the CCS Region IV meet. In a meet with Marello, Ronda was a double winner taking the 300 low hurdles in 41.8 and the triple jump in 36’10”. In basketball he was a top defender and could also score his share.
Terri Schneider won the 1500 in 5:28.4 easily took the field at the league track meet, Unfortunately she was sick during the Regional meet and was not able to compete.
In a meet against Marello, Terri won the 880 in 2:36.4 and the 3000 in 13:42. Despite the shining performances by senior Terri Schneider the girls cross country team did not fair well. She was disappointed in missing the course record at home by less than a second. Her time was 13:18.7. Terri was a two sport star in cross country and track was considered for the Jock of the Month of May.
Pete Gunn senior soccer player wasCo-Jock Of The Month of January. This is Gunn’s fourth year of soccer, his second on varsity. He plays left wing and has scored 7 goals. Gunn tied for the SCCAL scoring title with ten points. Gunn has led the team in hustle for four years and is definitely the top left winger in the SCCAL and has proven it by being selected ALL SCCAL.
Leonard Schlegel a senior soccer player was Co-Jock Of The Month of January. He has played varsity soccer for three seasons and was selected for the ALL SCCAL team this year. Formally a fullback for four years, he was moved up to center forward to use his speed to the team’s advantage and he has been known to play goalie on occasion. Schlegel scored a crucial goal against SLV to tie the game up. Schlegel tied for the SCCAL scoring title with ten points. Leonard was a top pitcher on the championship baseball team. Schlegel was the seventh best hurler in earned run average with a 2.63, while striking out 50 batters in 50 innings and walking only 24. He was selected ALL SCCAL and to the Sentinel ALL COUNTY team.
Frank Easter a senior wrestler was Jock Of The Month of February. Took first at the SCCAL meet, second at the Region IV meet and placed fourth at CCS earning him a spot at the State meet. In the 191 weight class, Frank had 14 pins. He has wrestled all four years and has been on the football team as well. He plans to go to Cabrillo and keep playing.
Mike Gregoric had a terrific wrestling season. His team honors were having the most pins, most takedowns, most valuable wrestler and the Spartan award. Wrestling in the 136 weight class, he won at the league meet and at the CCS Region IV meet. At the CCS finals he place within the top four places, which qualified him for the state meet. Mike a 5-8, 150 pounds played fullback and line backer and made ALL SCCAL.
Larry Johnson a 6-2, 175 pound, tight end was ALL SCCAL.
Jeff Jones a 6-3, 280 pound, defensive tackle was ALL SCCAL.
Dwayne Whitley a three sports star in football, basketball and baseball was considered for the Jock of the Month of May. Dwayne was named to the ALL SCCAL basketball team. The Marello game opened on a three point play by Whitley, who then scored in every period. Alisal was 7-1 at the time they played SC. Their center scored 16 points in the first half, but Dwayne came in to guard him in the second half and held him to three points. In one half Whitley also scored nine points and grabbed ten rebounds. SC won the rebounding battle 30-24.
Harbor clinched the league title in this game, held a comfortable 45-34 advantage in the opening minutes of the fourth quarter, but Whitley cut the lead to 45-40 with three baskets. With four minutes remaining, Whitley struck again with two straight baskets to make the score 47-44. Dwayne ended up with 18 points. In a four overtime game against Soquel, Dwayne led the Cards in scoring with 17 points, muscled up the tying hoop with three seconds left to tie the score in the second quarter. In the third overtime Whitley scored again to tie the score. Clutch shooting for Dwayne.
In the last game of the season Dwayne had a big game in a double overtime win against Soquel. Center Dwayne Whitley was the SC player most responsible for the Card win. He was the game top scorer with 24 points and pulled down a game high 16 rebounds. Whitley kept the Cards alive in the first overtime scoring with 15 seconds remaining to deadlock the score 54-54.
Coach Newell. “I can not say enough about Dwayne Whitley. He has been our most consistent player this season. Led by Whitley the Cards dominated rebounding 37-20. Dwayne was a top player on the championship baseball team. He played first base, hitting 321 for the season with 12 runs driven in and 16 steals. Last year he had 17 steals.
Mark Bruce scored eight points, had six rebounds and was praised by coach Newell for his play in defeating Hollister. Mark helped pitch the baseball team to the league championship. He was the SCCAL Most Valuable player and COUNTY Co-MVP. Bruce in league play had the best earned run average per game of 1.63. He pitched 43 innings, struck out 35 and allowed 30 hits and 17 walks.
Mike Scott a Junior defensive whiz at shortstop had a slow start at the plate, ended up batting 245, which was good for 22 place in league. He led the league in runs scored with 17. He was selected ALL SCCAL and also on the Sentinel ALL COUNTY team.
Rich Barker a sophomore left handed batter and thrower was third in league batting going 18 for 45 a .400 average, scored nine runs, drove in eight while batting in the second spot most of the season. He was selected ALL SCCAL and on the Sentinel ALL COUNTY team as Co-Most Valuable Player..
junior guard Tony Lopez, the 5’9” backcourt quarterback at the beginning of the season continued converting good shots into 22 points. He connected on 10 of 15 attempts. “He has been penetrating really well and has been getting pretty good shots. He’s put together two good games,” The defensive quickness of SC guard Tony Lopez turned the game around for the Cards with 17 seconds remaining in overtime. Lopez, last weeks Most Valuable player in the Dads Club Tournament, stole the ball and raced for a lay up to give SC a 49-48 lead. Coach Newell said, “As the point guard dribbled the ball down the court and when he looked up for somebody to pass to, Tony timed his move perfectly like a fox and off he goes for a left handed lay up.” Tony Lopez was named most valuable player of the Dads Club Tournament. He was also selected on the Carmel All Tournament team.
Craig Whitesell was named to the Dads Club All Tournament team as he was a big factor in the Cards winning the tourney. In a 58-50 win against Aptos, Craig Whitesell led the Cards with 20 points, including some crucial outside shooting in the first half and 8 important points in the second half.
Top swimmers were Steve Hatch, Eric Wagner, John Mockus, Ralph Cortez, Tom Foster and Bill Barber. During the meet seven out of twelve possible varsity records were broken and three frosh-soph records were broken. Steve Hatch broke the 200 individual medley record with a time of 2:00.28 and Eric Wagner broke the 100 backstroke in time of 57.63. Other SC first were in the 100 yard freestyle in by John Mockus in 50.48; 100 yard butterfly by Ralph Cortez in 57.63; 100 breast stroke by Steve Hatch in 1:01.05; 200 medley relay with Eric Wagner, Steve Hatch, Ralph Cortez and Tom Foster. Bill Barber took third in diving.
Swimmer Steve Hatch broke the 200 individual medley record with a time of 2:00.28 at the league meet. He also took first in the 100 breast stroke in 1:01.05 and was a member of the wining 200 medley relay or three firsts. *** Both records were under the national qualifying times for high school All American swimmers***
Hatch Places High In Junior Nationals. Steve Hatch qualified for the finals of the Junior Nationals in the 100 yard breaststroke, by taking twelfth in the time of 59.9 and placing eleventh in the 400 individual medley in 4:10.1, both personal best at recent competition at Duke University. The 16 year old Hatch is the first SC male to ever compete in the Junior Nationals.
Swimmer Eric Wagner broke the 100 backstroke in time of 57.63 at the league meet and was a member of the wining 200 medley relay for two firsts.
At the league swim meet, Ralph Cortez won the 100 yard butterfly and was a member of the wining 200 medley relay for two firsts.
From the Cal Lutheran paper. Greg Ronning from the class of 1978 played on the football team at California Lutheran College and qualified to go to the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Wrestling Tournament this year in West Virginia in 1979. The first year student from Santa Cruz, Ronning was the first freshman to travel to the nationals from CLC. Ronning received the Kingsmen award for most falls for pinning over fourteen of his opponents.