1985 – 1989


The following sports: cross country, water polo, swimming, wrestling and track
where individuals can qualify to advance in competition, the first names listed will be for those who qualify for the next step in competition, such as CCS region or qualifying meet, CCS finals, Northern California, State and All American.

All other sports will list only the first string All League and Sentinel All County team members, plus any other honor the athlete might have won.


1980 FOOTBALL All League and All County: Rudy Escalante and Mike Scott
All League: Darryl Jessen

CROSS COUNTRY Stefan Ruiz and Dave Delucchi

GIRLS TENNIS Gwynn Adams and Kathy Wilson

WATER POLO John Mockus and Kostas Karichristos

GIRLS SWIMMING Kathy Little, Jan Degennaro, Ashley Melton and Jeanne Collopy

BOYS BASKETBALL Tony Lopez and Brian Whitesell

GIRLS BASKETBALL Sharon Hightower, Gywnn Adams and Serena Novo

WRESTLING Rick Matoza, Randy Hand, Kurl Likens and Joel Bettencourt

SOCCER Larry Guthrie and Chuck Dunbar

BASEBALL All League and All County: Greg Pacheco, Mike Scott and John Wilson.
All League: Robert Modena

SOFTBALL Gina Sutton, fourth year; Kathy Wilson, second year; Mayo Ruiz, Andra Farstad and Loreen Guidici

TRACK BOYS Bob Sanders and Dave Delucchi

TRACK GIRLS Allison Stanford
CCS Region IV Tami Francis
CCS Kim Hodges
SWIMMING Ralph Cortez and John Mockus
Steve Hatch, All American

TENNIS Tom Kotcher

GOLF Steve Mehigan

1981 FOOTBALL Larry Robinson, Darryl Hightower and Todd Noland.

GIRLS SWIMMING CCS Christina Raffaelli, Anne Marie Mockus, Ashley Melton, Kathie Little, Janette De Gennaro and divers Tricia Shady and Cheryl Eustice.

GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY Robin Grant and Celeste Deck
CCS Danielle Howe


GIRLS TENNIS Doubles team Leslie Alexander and Lilly Dong

SOCCER Nick Dadigan — Offensive player of the Year. Sergio Sierra, Mike Schmahl,
Chuck Dungar and Mitch Kimura

GIRL BASKETBALL Serena Novo, Jeannie Collopy and Ellen Newberry

WRESTLING Richard Maitoza MBL champion
CCS Region IV Karl Goin and Dan Egan

BASEBALL John Wilson and Todd Noland All League and All County

SOFTBALL Mayo Ruiz, Ellen Newberry and Kim Bianconi

BOYS TENNIS Paul Daniels

TRACK BOYS Dan Orozco, Stephen Ruiz, Curtis Wallace, Joe Vitug and Beau Blank

TRACK GIRLS Danielle Howe, Robin Grant, Serena Novo and Lisa Delucchi
CCS Kim Hodges

1982 FOOTBALL John Wilson and Craig Strong

GIRLS TENNIS Doubles team of April Janow and Alicia Kitsuse

GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY Robin Grant and Celeste Deck
CCS Danielle Howe

GIRLS SWIMMING CCS. Divers: Tami Sjoberg, Trish Shady and Cheryl Eustice. Medley Relay team of Julie McPherson, Loni Lau, Susan Hackbarth and Christina Raffaelli. As individuals: Lau and Raffaelli.

WRESTLING Bill Burr, Juan Gonzales, Duke Lee, Karl Goin and Bill Lambert
CCS Don Egan and Joel Bettencourt
STATE Dan Prucha

BOYS BASKETBALL Kaydon Coburn and Glen Hill
Rick Lyon All league Defensive team

GIRLS BASKETBALL Serena Novo and Kim Bianconi
Ellen Newberry, All League Defensive team

SOCCER Nick Dadigan Defensive Player of the Year. Sergio Sierra, Greg DeRenne, Carlos Chagolla and Fred Plageman, Goalie of the Year. All five were also All County.

WRESTLING CCS Joel Bettencourt, Dan Egan, Bill Burr, Juan Gonzales, Duke Lee, Karl Goin and Bill Lambert
STATE Dan Prucha

BASEBALL John Wilson and Gino Panelli
All County John Wilson for third year, Steve Glass and Gino Panelli.

SOFTBALL Ellen Newberry MVP, Kim Bianconi, Colleen Mulholand, Trish Shady,
Lissa Wright and Robin Neri. All six were ALL SCCAL and All County

TRACK BOYS Joe Vitug, Steven Jackson and Wit Woliscko

TRACK GIRLS Danielle Howe, Regina Murray and Kristen Barrett
CCS Region IV Lisa Delucchi

BOYS SWIMMING CCS Jeff Mockus and Nick Dadigan

BOYS TENNIS Paul Daniels for second year

1983 FOOTBALL Glen Hill, Chris Codiga and Steve Jackson

GIRLS SWIMMING CCS Christina Raffaelli, Lani Lau, Melissa Jahnke, Susan Hackbarth, and Suzy Wickum. Divers Lydia Zeller, Tami Sjaberg and Trish Shady
First time ever SC has qualified eight to CCS finals.


CCS Liz Keyser


BOYS BASKETBALL Bill Domhoff and Steve Glass
Kevin Kinney the All Defensive team

GIRLS BASKETBALL Kim Bianconi, Fon Brown and Caroline Marshall.
Kerry Kinney the All Defensive team
Bianconi was All County and on the CCS team to play in the area All Star game.

WRESTLING CCS FINALS Bill Burr, Martin Corona, Rick Munoz, Marty Corley, Juan Gonzales and Robert Ianniciello.

BOYS SOCCER Sergio Sierra, Fred Plageman, Andrew Harvey and Larry Espinosa

BASEBALL Gino Panelli MVP, Steve Glass and Bill Domhoff, all three where selected for both the SCCAL and the All County teams.
ALL SAN JOSE MERCURY: Gino Panelli and Steve Glass
MBL draft 219 place — Glen Hill

SOFTBALL Fon Brown, plus ?
San Jose Mercury CCS team honorable mention Fon Brown

BOYS TRACK Chris Francis and Mike Francis

GIRLS TRACK Amy Houser and E. Stiller
BOYS SWIMMING Marty Little, Eric Mitchell and Rob Henry

GOLF Scott Failor


1984 BOYS WATER POLO Alex Corotto

GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY Celeste Deck and Lynette Mungai




Neil Whitesell, All Defensive team

GIRLS BASKETBALL Caroline Marshall Most Valuable Player. Fon Brown, Joanna Wilson and Shannon Kinney Junior of the Year.
Joyce Mungari All Defensive team

BOYS SOCCER Raul Oliva defensive MVP, Jose Sierra, Vince Parish and Bill Thompson

BASEBALL Kevin Grindy and Medo Mendez ALL SCCAL and All county

SOFTBALL ALL SCCAL Fon Brown, Shauna Schaeffer, Renee Alvado
All County Fon Brown and Diana Macken, junior of the Year

GIRLS TRACK Mary Jo Morton and Lynette Mungai

BOYS TRACK Mike Francis
CCS finals Chris Francis and Eric Hilgar

BOYS SWIMMING CCS finals Greg Moyce, John Melton and Bill Hackbarth individually, plus Rob Henry on the relay team with the above three

BOYS TENNIS Andrew Kashap, Paul Brooke, Eddie Marcum and Jeff Newman

1985 GIRLS TENNIS Jenny Newman, singles. Doubles team of Hilary Hultzen and Amy Rinaldi

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL Donna Beronia and Amy Ball

GIRLS SWIMMING AND DIVING Suzy Wickum, Carrie Kreppel, Traci Kreppel and Heidi Whiting. Divers: Renee Alvado, Jennifer House and Molly Courtright


BOYS CROSS COUNTRY (since the boys went to CCS for the first time in the history of Santa Cruz High there has to be some runners qualifying for All League. Please let us know)

BOYS SOCCER Bob Adams, David Adams and Jorge Sierra.

BOYS BASKETBALL Johnny Johnson, Mike Poll, Eddie Marcum and Sean Harrell ALL SCCAL and All County. Sean Harrell, All County Sophomore of the Year
Pete Newell Coach of the Year


WRESTLING Chris Lovato

BASEBALL Kevin Grindy ALL SCCAL and CO-MVP All County
Richie Fernandez, All County

SOFTBALL Diana Macken. All County

GIRLS TRACK Lynette Mungai
CCS Codi Ratianen

BOYS TRACK Eric Hilger and Brandon Smith

BOYS TENNIS Eddie Marcum

BOYS SWIMMING As individuals and relay Bill Hackbarth and Jon Melton, plus relay members Chris Shumate and Cary Smith
GOLF Mark Failor

1986 FOOTBALL All County Johnny Johnson, Player of the year, Sean Gahan and
Bytheal Ratliff. Sophomore of the Year, Booth Wainscoat
ALL SCCAL Johnson, Most Valuable Player. Gahan, Lovato, Ratliff and Richie Fernandez

BOYS CROSS COUNTRY Brandon Smith and Bill Bennett


GIRLS TENNIS Doubles Hilary Hultzen and Jennifer Mullen
CCS Jenny Newman, singles.

GIRLS SWIMMING Diver, Jennifer Houser and Heidi Whiting
CCS Carrie Kreppel, Suzy Wickum and Traci Kreppel. Plus the medley relay team: Portia Libby, Shelly Leber, Heidi McPherson and Kirsten Mitchell

BOYS WATER POLO Bill Hackbarth

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL Amy Ball and Angie Work ALL SCCAL and All County

BOYS BASKETBALL Johnny Johnson, Sean Harrell and Eddie Marcum

GIRLS BASKETBALL Kristy Netto, All County

WRESTLING Chris Lovato

GIRLS SOCCER Jenny Bloom, Valerie Holman and Grace Coulsen

BOYS SOCCER Jim Ulwelling, David Adams and goalie Luis Marquez.

SOFTBALL Dina Avila and Rene Alvado
All County Dina Avila and Jana Burr

BASEBALL Sean Gahan ALL SCCAL and All County. Richie Fernandez All County
Darrell Ratliff, All County Sophomore of the Year

BOYS TRACK 400 meter relay team of Bill Payne, Cory Petric, Matt Henry and Kurt Hodges
CCS Kurt Hodges and Brandon Smith

GIRLS TRACK Lynette Mungai, Maria Shanle, Laura Shumate and Cordes

BOYS SWIMMING CCS Jon Melton, Chris Shumate and the 200 medley relay team of Bill Hackbarth, Chris Shumate, Jim Murphy and Mike Peralta

BOYS TENNIS CCS Eddie Marcum singles. Cort Blackburn and Davey Ransom doubles


BOYS CROSS COUNTRY Brandon Smith, first place at SCCAL and Jaime Marshall

GIRLS TENNIS Doubles team of of Kelli Mullen and Hilary Hultzen to semifinals of CCS
Jenny Newman in singles played in first round of CCS

BOYS WATER POLO Brent Erickson


GIRLS VOLLEYBALL Molly Ball and Jodie Thuringer

BOYS BASKETBALL Sean Harrell and Kenny Moore

GIRLS BASKETBALL Kristi Netto and Celia Homesley

WRESTLING Derek Eselious

BOYS SOCCER Robert Camacho and Kurt Hodges


BOYS TRACK Jamie Marshall
400 meter relay of Mike Jones, Cory Petric, Matt Henry and Kurt Hodges
1,600 meter relay of Nick McBurney, Kurt Hodges, Matt Henry and Mike Jones STATE Kurt Hodges

GIRLS TRACK Mile relay team of Gwen Vilches, Maria Shanle, Larkin Ferber and Mungai
STATE Lynette Mungai and Rosario Vargas

BASEBALL Darryl Ratliff, All County Junior of the Year and ALL SCCAL

BOYS SWIMMING Relay teams of Bill Hackbarth, Chris Shumate, Mike Peralta, Cameron Forrester, Matt Getty and Melton
Jon Melton, All American,

BOYS TENNIS Doubles team of Davey Ransom and Ronny Dong.

1988 BOYS WATER POLO Brent Erickson

FOOTBALL Booth Wainscoat and Scott Lowe All County

GIRLS TENNIS Kristy Bennington singles. Doubles team of Hilary Hultzen and Kelli Mullen

CCS Division II Sub Section meet, Nick McBurney


GIRLS VOLLEYBALL Molly Ball and Jodi Thuringer

BOYS BASKETBALL ALL SCCAL Jack Sylvan MVP, Jeremy Green and Darryl Ratliff
All County: Jack Sylvan PLAYER OF THE YEAR. Jeremy Green JUNIOR OF THE YEAR. Pete Newell Coach of the Year.

GIRLS BASKETBALL ALL SCCAL Tami King, Monique James and Ceclia Homesley
All County Monique James and Tami King
Auddrena Mauga was chosen the All County Sophomore of the Year


BOYS SOCCER Marco Llanos and Armondo Sierra.
All Central Coast Section Division II boys soccer team, Marco Llanos

GIRLS SOCCER Jennifer Turner, Rachael Skehan, Grace Coulson and Mareen Pacino.

BOYS TRACK Tim Shields and Nick McBurney. Jami Marshall, had the best time in the SCCAL going into the SCCAL meet, had to drop out with a stress fracture in his leg.
CCS Mike Jones, Corey Petric and Matt Henry as individuals and as part of the 100 meter relay with Paul Pinkham

GIRLS TRACK CCS Mercedes Blair and Gwen Vilches, individually. Relay team of Vilches, Blair, Larkin Ferber and/or Meghan Kinney or Maria Shanle

BASEBALL Darryl Ratliff and Scott Wilkinson

SOFTBALL ALL SCCAL Tami King, Most Valuable player, Debbie Chavez and Mary Moses
ALL COUNTY Tami King, Player of the Year. Debbie Chavez, Junior of the Year. Kelli Mullen

BOYS SWIMMING Tim Mockus, Kevin Crawfor, Casey Mervin, Richard Harbison and
Cameron Forster

BOYS TENNIS Cort Blackburn and Davey Ransom

1989 FOOTBALL Bernie Escalante, Jeff Thuringer and Flavio Cornejo ALL SCCAL and All County

GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY CCS Mari Long and Jennifer Cameron

BOYS CROSS COUNTRY CCS Nathan Johnson, Damon Shanley and Victor Lang.

GIRLS TENNIS Kristy Bennington singles. Doubles team of Dawn Barbic and Kelli Mullen

GIRLS SWIMMING AND DIVING Medley relay team of Traci Kreppel, Larken Ferber, Ann Shumate and Mehgan Kinney

BOYS SOCCER Javier Aguirre, Outstanding Forward. Armando Sierra, Co-Outstanding Midfielder. Marcos Llanos. Armando Sierra, Javier Aguirre and Tony Villalobos

GIRLS SOCCER Laura Shumate, Maureen Pacino and Liz Baron

BOYS BASKETBALL ALL SCCAL and All County: Jeremy Green MVP/Player of the Year and Pat Jones

GIRLS BASKETBALL Monique James and Celia Homesley All SCCAL and All County.

WRESTLING CCS David Royal, Chris Hillyard, Seth Hiromura, Joe Craw and
Derek Eschous
STATE Tom Ronzano second at 132 pounds and Ian Allison

BASEBALL ALL SCCAL and All County: Gregg Press and Jeremiah Carr
All County: Shane King

SOFTBALL All County: Debbie Chavez Player Of The Year, Kelli Mullen, Auddrena Mauga and Stacy Wilhelmso
ALL SCCAL Chavez Player of the year, Mullen and Mauga

GIRLS TRACK Maria Shanle, Mercedes Blair, Gwen Vitches, Larken Ferber,
Heather Singer, Rosalyn Pillars, Karen Clark and Beth Burns

BOYS TRACK Victor Land
STATE Mike Jones MVP, Matt Henry, Fred Gustafson and Paul Pinkham

BOYS SWIMMING CCS Rob Bacon, Seb Sussman, Richard Harbison and Tim Mockus qualified individually.
The 200 Medley team of Harbison, Seb Sussman, Zack Gallagher and Casey Mervine. The 400 freestyle relay team of Seb and Django Sussman, Mockus and Jeff Wickum

TENNIS CCS Doubles team of Benji Goldfrank and Art Marcum

GOLF Josh Breedon and Jeremy Green

ALL TIME AREA PREP BESTS: ALL-TIME SWIM LEADERS from 1970’s to present. Only Cardinals listed event, place, name, year and time.

200 yard medley relay:
5. SC team of Hackbarth, Frick, Melton and Shumate, 1985 in 1:43.76
9. SC team of Hackbarth, Forster, Peralta and Melton, 1987 in 1:45.57

200 freestyle:
2. Jon Melton, 1987 in 1:42.93
6. John Mockus, 1980 in 1:47.14
10. Bill Hackbarth, 1987 in 1:49.50

200 individual medley
1. Steve Hatch, 1980 in 1:56.10
4. Bill Hackbarth, 1987 in 1:59.55
8. Rob Hatch, 1978 in 2:02.80

50 freestyle
3. Jon Melton, 1987 in 22.00

100 butterfly
2. Jon Melton, 1987 in 52.88
4. Rob Hatch, 1978 in 54.10

100 freestyle
2. John Mockus, 1980 in 48.17
4. Jon Melton, 1987 in 48.80

500 freestyle
1. Jon Melton, 1987 in 4:36.62
5. John Mockus, 1980 in 4:49.77
7. Steve Hatch, 1980 in 4:54.95

100 backstroke
1. Bill Hackbarth, 1986 in 54:45
2. Jon Melton, 1987 in 55.35
3. Steve Hatch, 1980 in 56.81
7. Robert Degennaro, 1985 in 58.73.
8. Rob Hatch, 1978 in 58.89

100 breaststroke
3. Steve Hatch, 1980 in 59.36

400 freestyle relay
1. SC team of Melton, Hackbarth, Shumate and Getty, 1987 in 3:17.22
5. SC team of Melton, Hackbarth, Moyce and Henry, 1985 in 3:21.38

1 thought on “1985 – 1989

  1. Just a few changes: Victor Lang is noted as Victor Land in boys track 1989.
    Mari Lang is noted at Mari Long in girls x-country CCS.
    FYI: Victor Lang (aka: Victor Plata) held the record for the mile at Santa Cruz High and he was on the USA Olympic Triathlon Team in 2004 (Athens) and as the alternate in 2000 (Sydney).

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