Athletes of the 1930’s

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1930

Henry Leibbrandt won 9 letters. Three in football and basketball, two in baseball and one in track. Hank was captain of the basketball team and ALL CCAL this year, which is a special honor playing on a last place team. He was also ALL CCAL in baseball. Henry’s main position in baseball is first base, but he can fill in as a pitcher too. He started three double plays in one game. Henry’s main sport was basketball. He plans to go to Stanford.

FOOTBALL had a 4-2 record in league for second place

BASKETBALL lightweights won their second consecutive championship and made it to the NCS finals again this year.

BASEBALL had three ALL CCAL baseball players: captain, ace pitcher and tough hitter Belden Hedgepeth, junior outfielder Tommy Kristinich and senior catcher Louie Haber.

1931

BASEBALL team moved from the lower field up to the upper diamond next to the tennis courts. It took work with hoes, shovels, wheel barrow and many blisters for the team to get the field ready for the season

Sophomores on this team are important players now and when they are seniors they should be a force in the league. Catcher, Louis Castagnola, 3B Dirro Fassio, Phillip Sousa 1B, Manuel Netto P and Charles Johnson SS who has already earned two letters in football and one each in baseball and track.

Hedgepeth a three sport athlete is the main man on the mound.

TRACK The CCAL placers are Bill Staples first in the discus and third in 100. Second places were taken by Ron Clark in 220 low hurdles; Mike Warrenburg in 100 and 220; Loren Nickels 880. Lightweights Carl Gelatt and Joe Cacace tied for first in the high jump.

1932 BASKETBALL New rule the ball must cross half court within 10 seconds or the defensive team is given the ball. Teams were stalling and had the whole court to do it in.

Starting line up for the second place 4-2 league record varsity were Charles Johnson, Brad Lynn, Loren Nichels, Manuel Netto, Sinnott, Kelly and Leonard. Men off the bench: Mazzoni, Bud Leonard, Righetti, Mc Laughlin, Gillan, Anderson and Roselini.

Starting line up for the Cardlets: Captain Roy Bourriague and Dick Mc Hugh forwards, Dick Halsey center, Roy Bergazzi and Dario Fassio guards. Subs Nelson, Lennon, Sinnott and Mit Bourriague. There only two losses came from Gonzales. They split the two regular season games. In 1929 and 1930 the lightweights were CCAL champs and played in the finals of the NCS.

There was a three way tie for the lightweight basketball championship between SCHS, Gonzales and King City. A playoff was necessary to decide the team to advance to NCS. King City opted out as it would cost them more than they could make to play a game, plus they felt the other two teams deserved the chance more. Gonzales beat the cardlets in a tight game 16-14. Tridents said they played a complete game with a lot of effort.

In basketball a second group of players, who did not play a high school schedule, but gained experience by playing in the City League. They also were available to move up to the regular team during the year if needed.

TRACK CCAL scores. Winner King City 33, Hollister 28, Salinas 25, SC 20.

Les Voorhees set the CCAL record for the mile this year by breaking a 19 year record by 5.8 seconds. From 4:41 down to 4:35.2. He just missed the 880 record also.

CCAL placers: Les won the mile and 880. Jack Basset won the shot put with a throw of 45’6”.

Johnson took thirds in the 100 and 220. Roselini was second in the pole vault.

Rittenhouse place third in the broad jump.

Lightweight placers: Davis won the 660 in the first time it was run in league. Joe Cacace placed third in the 120 low hurdles.

At NCS track meet at Stanford Les placed second in 880. He could have won, but was pacing himself to have more left for the mile, but another runner snuck up on him at the last second. Both were given the same times. In the mile Les did not realize a runner from back in the pack was making up distance and the runner slipped in on him right at the end dropping Les to second. Both were timed in 4.32.5. For his two seconds Les earned 6 points

Sophomore Jack Bassett took third in shot 46’4”at the NCS track meet. At the STATE meet he took sixth place and did the same the following year.

In the CIF state meet held in Modesto, Voorhees led in the mile right up to the end, but took second. The winning time was 5 seconds slower than Les’s time at NCS. Just having some one reach the STATE meet is not some thing that happens very often. Having two athletes not only qualify, but scoring as Les did with 5 points and Jack Bassett with 2 for a total of 7 is a big thing for SC.

After taking a year off from school, Les running for the Cal frosh in 1934, ran his fastest time so for at 4.29.3 against Stanford. In 1935 Les took second in the two mile against track power USC. The next week he took a first at Washington State.

BASEBALL moved from the lower field to the upper diamond. Coach Briggs had the players out with shovels, hoes, rakes and wheelbarrows to get the new field ready to play on. There were many blisters caused by all the work

Cardinals played under the lights for two games this year. According to the Trident it was the first game ever, but probable was only first in Santa Cruz. The two games were played at Community Park on California street against Sequoia of Redwood City and a league game against Gonzales. The lights were bad news for the Cards as they lost both games by identical scores of 2-17.

When the team played Watsonville in a practice game some of the players went to the track meet instead. Manuel Netto the ace pitcher was one. He was the top thrower of the football as part of track competition and the discus. Other players were Sousa, Kelly and Johnson. Some times baseball would be played in the morning and track in afternoon, so a person could do both.

Team members Captain and catcher Louis Castignola and infielder and pitcher Sandman were tied for second in hitting with 8 hits; Phillip “Sack” Sousa was the top hitter with 15 hits, 4 doubles an one home run. The rest of the team were fairly even in the hitting department with Pitcher, Manuel Netto a long ball threat. Dario Fassio 2B and P; Barney Sinnott 1B and 3B; Charles Johnson 2B, SS and P; Tamagni INF and OF; Lester Fassio, Francis Sinnott inf; Joe Netto P and Wilson.

From the Trident. When Manuel hits his stride, he has great stuff. Errors have marred the possible winning of some well pitched games.

As soon as the high school baseball season ends, all players under 18 play in the junior legion team, which plays the same towns practically as the high school league. The others catch on with one of the many local ball clubs. Santa Cruz is a hot bed for baseball. There are 3 or 4 different leagues at different ability levels. SCHS during the season plays games against the Cement plant, Soquel, Harris Togs, Padres, Military, etc.

TENNIS team used the Casa Del Rey tennis courts down by the Casino three days a week, MWF, for Fall practice. It is the only team at SCHS to practice year around.

After the first league match of the season some players were no longer on the team. From the Trident “An athletic earthquake shook down a few nuts for the SC tennis tree. Coach Stevens reorganized his men and struck out for the normal expected championship, but lost the last match of the season to champion Pacific Grove“. The team pulled together and made a good run.

This year the tennis and baseball teams traveled together to matches and games. Saved on buses and there is not usually a player who does both.

Only SCHS, Monterey and Pacific Grove have adequate tennis courts and consequentially have the dominate teams.

INDIVIDUALS

Les Vorhees at NCS track meet at Stanford Les placed second in 880. He could have won, but was pacing himself to have more left for the mile, but another runner snuck up on him at the last second. Both were given the same times. In the mile Les did not realize a runner from back in the pack was making up distance and the runner slipped in on him right at the end dropping Les to second. Both were timed in 4.32.5. For his two seconds Les earned 6 points

In the CIF state meet held in Modesto, Voorhees led in the mile right up to the end, but took second. The winning time was 5 seconds slower than Les’s time at NCS. Just having some one reach the STATE meet is not some thing that happens very often. Having two athletes not only qualify, but scoring as Les did with 5 points and Jack Bassett with 2 for a total of 7 is a big thing for SC.

After taking a year off from school, Les running for the Cal frosh in 1934, ran his fastest time so for at 4.29.3 against Stanford. In 1935 Les took second in the two mile against track power USC. The next week he took a first at Washington State.

Loren Nickels end and ALL CCAL football. Participated in baseball, track and tennis.

Philip Sousa captain of varsity football. Played Basketball and started as a freshman in baseball. His main position was first base and one of the top hitters on the team.

Bill Staple ran the dashes in track. Fullback in football.

Bill Leonard played basketball and baseball.

Tefertiller ran the high and low hurdles

Nine good athletes were dropped from teams for breaking training rules this past year resulted in some seasons not up to the expectations normal for SC.

For the years 1933-34 the league decided that only football, basketball and track would be considered as major sports. One where all schools are expected to enter a team. The A league schools are Santa Cruz, Salinas Watsonville, Monterey and Hollister. B league King City, Pacific Grove and Gonzales. This important to know as the league make up changed periodically. A team in the league one year could be a practice game the next.

1933

FOOTBALL players Hugo Arminini, Kenny Gleason, Louie Haber, Bill Clemenson and Zeffert

Lightweight football went undefeated. Team members: Brad Lynn. John Haslam, Bill Beaver, Abie Haber, Red Sinnott, Jack Lavigne, Frank Masamori, Peter Antonelli, Fritz Sandman, Bert Tuana, Malon Kerrick, Ed Vandiver, Mit Bourriague, Joe Allegri, Jimmy Thompson, Bill Oliphant, Clarence Reed and Leonard Ford.

BASKETBALL the starters for the champions were Captain Barney Sinnott, a starter last year and Raymond Carpenter forwards; Kenny Gleason and Rosellini guards; Manuel Netto center and top rebounded and scorer.

First off the bench Ben Holsey, Corey and Adams.

Manuel Netto coming off a stellar basketball season continued right on as the ace pitcher of the championship baseball team. Many of the players have been on the team since their sophomore years. With all their experience they formed a powerful group. Other top players: Louis Castignola catcher; Phillip Sousa 1B; Dario Fassio 2B and pitcher; Barney Sinnott 3B; Charlie Johnson SS; Sandman OF and P; Tamagni OF; Utility Berlin, Joe Netto and Francis Sinnott.

TRACK at the CCAL meet Salinas won with 39 points, Hollister 29 and SC 24. First place finishers for SC were Manuel Netto who set a record of 190’8” in the football throw, Ralph Basset who set a league record in the shot put with a throw of 56’ 8”, and Dale Foss in the high jump. Second place winners were Kenny Gleason in discus, Anthony in 440, Rosellini in pole vault.

Lightweights took fifth place. Silva won the football throw at 179’10”

Lightweight track men were Joe Cacace, Donald Crabtree, Jack Dodd, Peter Tuana, John Haslam, Manuel Silva, Bill Pedemonte and George Nelson.

Alameda high won the NCS meet for the third consecutive time. At NCS Manuel Netto was second in the football throw.

TENNIS twenty boys turned out in September at a meeting called by coach Stevens. Some of his words from the Trident. All players must be willing to play all year around. Do not play with girls, because it will it will spoin your game.

Players are future number one player in the league during 1934-35 Bill Bibbins, Stanley Smith, Harry Hooper, Dick Kirshner, Jack Sharp, Vernon Flynn, Charles Bennnett, Robert Wright, Phil Schaeffer and Norvin Lewis.

INDIVIDUALS

In 1933 at NCS Manuel was second in the football throw. In baseball averaged 13 strike outs a game. One hit Monterey and had 3 hits himself. Won all 4 league games with ERA of 2.5. Captain of the team. He pitched a fine game in win against Santa Clara 5-4 and hit a triple. In 1932 pitched in bad luck. For one example struck out 6 in 3 innings but had no support as Santa Cruz had 10 errors in loss to Sequoia. Manuel pitched well the whole season, but was hurt by too many errors. Comment in Trident was Manuel has great stuff when he hits his stride.

Manuel Netto was first team for two league championship teams, basketball and baseball. Manie; was a major factor in both teams success. In basketball he was ALL CCAL along with Raymond Carpenter. Manuel was a leading scorer with a high point game of 18 in last game of the season. In 1931 and 1932 his basketball teams ended up in second place one game out of first. Manuel was a first string player during 1932 and a leading scorer and rebounded. In track Manuel placed first in the CCAL football throw. Yes it was a league and STATE track event.

Manuel was later a mainstay of city league, which packed the civic auditorium regularly for games. Manuel oldest son Phil, was also a two year ALL CCAL center and was the leading rebounded and scorer on a league championship team. Manuels grand daughter also was a top basketball player at SC and at Cabrillo College and Bethany College. At the present time she is the boy’s junior varsity coach at SC with winning teams and championships.

Phillip Sousa captain in football as fullback. In baseball played first base and was a top hitter. He starred in both sports. Also played basketball and in track did the javelin and the high jump.

Joe Huddleson ALL CCAL guard this year played four years of football at center and was captain of the team. Also on track team

Al Lavigne 4 years football line man made ALL CCAL this year.

Loren Nickels played end in football, captain, center and ALL CCAL in basketball, played baseball and track.

Bill Staple ran the dashes in track, defensive back in football and played baseball.

1934

New league rules. There will be no playoffs between A and B leagues.

This was a down year for SC sports after many of the experienced athletes of the successful 1933 teams graduated. This group with experience will make itself known next year. Tennis was the only team with a winning record. Tennis won the league

TRACK There will be a qualifying track meet before the CCAL finals to pair down participates to 6 for each event. The purpose is to cut down on the time it takes to run the event and speed up the finals.

Hollister won CCAL with 39, Salinas second with 28 and SC seventh with 6. The poorest showing from the Cards so far.

In lightweights Brad Lynn set a new CCAL record for the discus at 159’10.

Basset broke the CCAL record for the shot put at 49’11” to qualify him for NCS where he qualified for STATE.

FORMER PLAYER

Bud Beasley three sport star mainly baseball and lightweight football and basketball. Went on to play for the U of Nevada baseball team and long time Reno high baseball coach. He played minor league baseball and for many years played for the Reno town team. Taught at Reno high school into his 80’s. He and his wife had five children. But still took in foster kids who needed there help.

1935

FOOTBALL for the first game of the season last years San Francisco city champs, Commerce High came to town and beat our boys handedly.

Varsity line up

Top players Brad Lynn, Cecil Hedgpeth, Bill Clemenson, Louie Haber. George Twitchell and Mel Padill also golfed. Tefertiller.

BASKETBALL did away with the center jump after each made basket. Only jump ball will be at the start of quarters an on held balls.

Both the varsity and lightweights won CCAL this year. The varsity line up: ALL CCAL Brad Lynn, and ALL CCAL Ben Holsey at forwards; center Mullins and guards ALL CCAL Don Johnson and Cecil Hedgpeth. Subs: Maranta, Pyle, Lentz, Davis, Forde and Maranti.

The championship lightweight line up: Forwards Bob Williams and Chuck Bennett; center Don Ley; guards Newlove and Richardson. Subs; Carter, Wilson, Hertle, Venturini and Harris.

League standings for varsity: SC 5-1, Watsonville 4-2, Monterey 3-3 and Salinas 2-4. For lightweights: SC and Salinas 4-2, Monterey and Watsonville 3-3. To see who would got to NCS playoffs, Salinas beat SC 22-17.

BASEBALL started the season with a new back stop at renovated upper diamond. The team christened it with a championship season.

The line up listed in place in the batting order, then by name, position and batting average. Jessen 2B, 261; Don Knapp C, 273; Cecil Hedgpeth RF, 381; Les Ley 1B, 333; Johnny Davis LF, 333; Freitas CF, 273; Don Ley 3B, 273; Bill Clemenson ace P. 250. Others: Miranda 273; Howard Knapp 428; Cantwell 200; Panattoni 090; Clark and Lentz.

Bill Clemenson had a super year pitching. In the 5 league games he pitched, Bill struck out 51 in 39 innings for an average of 1.3 an inning.

TRACK team placed third in the CCAL meet.

Darold Young, a transfer as a senior from Turlock, broke the CCAL 880 record and nearly did it in the mile also. At the NCS took first in the 880 and mile. At STATE Darold took third in 880. With all this success Darold earned a scholarship to Cal.

At the CCAL meet Lloyd Dodd took a first in the 220 low hurdles. Ernie Pinkham took third in the football throw. Cecil Hedgpeth high jumped 5’10.

In addition to Darold, Lloyd Dodd in the 220 low hurdles and Ernie Pinkam in the football throw qualified for NCS, but did not place.

Bill Bibbins tennis and golf. Won league tennis title two years in row. Bill made it all the way to the finals of STATE.

Gene Shotkin number one player in CIF. One of the best every at SCHS. .

INDIVIDUALS

Brad Lynn has been one of the best athletes at SCHS. Playing football, basketball and track for 3 years. This year he was an ALL CCAL basketball player on the championship team. Brad even as a sophomore running back in 1932 made long runs. Brad was All CCAL in football on a 4-2 league team. He was also ALL CCAL in basketball. In 1934 set a new record for the lightweight discus. Brad went on to Notre Dame to play football. Brad lettered as a half back on the 1937 team with a 6-2-1 record. At the time Notre Dame was a power house in football. They were the team of the whole country. Fans took them as their own whether they went to college or not. .

Ben Holsey a three year starter in basketball and ALL CCAL this year on championship team along with Brad Lynn and Don Johnson.

Darold Young broke the CCAL 880 record and nearly did it in the mile also. At the NCS won first in the 880 and mile. At state took third in 880. Earned a scholarship to Cal.

1936

FOOTBALL won one game

BASKETBALL champion Cards had two ALL CCAL players: Al Newlove and John Wichelow both guards. Other key team members are captain Willard Lentz and Sophomore Andy Maranta.

TRACK to NCS Al Thompson 880 and Al Ball in pole vault

1937

FOOTBALL Ernie Pinkham, ALL CCAL. Watsonville sports writer had Bill Pinkard four year starter and ALL CCAL as a junior and senior. Svend Hansen three year veterans as ALL LEAGUE.

BASKETBALL had a 3-3 record in league, but won all six practice games. Andy Maranta was the league leading scorer with 114 points. Andy was also a ALL CCAL forward. In lightweights the undefeated 6-0 in league team had three players chosen ALL CCAL: Sid Carter, Irvin “left” Pelligrini and Bob De Witt.

Returning varsity starters are sophomore Andy Maranta and two year starter Russell Mullin, plus lettermen Francis Venturini, Les Ley and Bud Ryan. Up from lightweights two year starter George Wilson and Harry Davis.

Bill Leonard was given the team MVP trophy by the local Lions club. The starters for the title contending varsity: forwards Bill Leonard and Andy Maranta; center Therman Fought; guards Francis Venturini, captain George Wilson and Russell Mullin. Top subs Bob Loehr, Harry Davis and Les Ley. Others Julian Hayford, Alvin Harris, Stan Mc Carty and Les Stocking.

An indication of the progress the team made was their final game win over Champion Monterey 28-21.

For the lightweight undefeated champs: Seniors starters Sid Carter for the third year, Ken Hickey forwards; guards Ray Fomosi and Lowell Kennedy, plus reserves Joe Panottoni and Ray Mullin. Center Bob De Witt, Lloyd Hebbron, Bruno and Charles Dowden will be moving up to varsity next year. Returnees Leonard Ross, Fisher and Maloney.

BASEBALL league was tied at the end of the year and SC beat Watsonville 6-2 in a playoff. This years team had a fine season record of 8-2. The exceptional pitching duo of senior Bill Holton and Junior Irvin Pelligrini had a lot to do with this success. They had the advantage of being caught by quick, sure handed and strong throwing senior George Wilson.

At first was senior and third year letterman Les “Feltonite and iron man” Ley who made many great plays at first saving wild throwing errors. At 2B is sophomore Ray Mullins; 3B Therm Fought; SS Bill Leonard; Outfield Tony Vierra, Donne Norell and Bill Holton when not pitching. Others , Warren Byler, Lowell Kennedy, Bob Loehr, Hickey, Walter Pimentel, Bob Peterson, Earl Van Duson, Albert Mungai and Mac Fisher.

TRACK varsity came in third at the CCAL meet. Andy Maranta set a new record in the football throw of 213’7”, which was 20’ better then the previous mark set by Manuel Netto in 1934.

At the CCAL meet Al Thompson won the 880 and took second in 440.

Larry Mc Lean won the 120 high hurdles and was second in the 220 low hurdles.

The relay team took third. Members Sid Carter, Oscar Asturiss, Stan McCarty and Larry Mc Lean.

Lightweights were second to Watsonville 31, SC 24. Senior Ralph Busby scored 8 points by winning the 660 and taking second in the 440.

Senior Ray Fomasi won the 50 yard dash and took second in the pole vault. Mc Gowan took seconds in the 220 and the 120 low hurdles and a third in the 100. Shively took thirds in the 100 and 220. The relay team took second with Alesander, Ray Fomasi, Shively or McGown and senior Henry Stevensen. Mit Kawaguchi placed third in the pole vault.

The NCS meet with 240 participants from 39 Northern California was won by Piedmont with Berkeley second. SC scored 3 points.

Larry Mc Lean placed third in the 120 high hurdles for 2 points and Al Tompson took fourth in the 880 for one point. Andy Maranda had a bad day not getting any of his throws between the while lines. John McGown ran the 100, but did not score.

INDIVIDUALS

Russell Mullins was a 3 year starter on the winning varsity basketball teams. The team won the league in 1935 and 1936. In track Russ high jumped and ran the 220 low hurdles and 120 high hurdles.

Sid Carter played on the 1935 lightweight championship team as well as the second place team in 1936 and on this years undefeated team. Sid played lightweight football in 1936-37 and varsity in 1937. He was the best dash man on varsity track this year.

Ken Hickey participate in lightweight sports 1936-37 did the discus, broad jump, and football throw. Played football 19356-36 and was a starting forward on this year undefeated basketball team. Did golf in 1936

Philip Lynn played football and threw the discus for three years with the first two years as a lightweight and the last on varsity.

Les Ley played every league game from mid sophomore season in four sports: football, basketball, baseball and track. Played on two championship baseball teams.

Bill Pinkard four year starter on the varsity football team and ALL CCAL the last two years. Also for four years did the shot put and discus.

George Wilson lightweight basketball for 2 years on a championship team in 1935 and second place finisher the next year. This year he was a quick spark to the ball for the contending varsity team. He was on championship baseball teams for three years a back up for two and this year he was the catcher.

Former players

Norman Thorpe first man in tennis the past 3 years and captain in 1936 is second man for the San Jose State frosh team.

Three former football players Joe Armini, John Scott and Stan Dowling played for San Mateo JC against Modest JC for the STATE Junior College championship.

INDIVIDUALS

1938 Ernie King was a freshman hitter, outfielder on the 1938 baseball team. Ernie was very active in many sports during his career at SCHS.

Larry McLean won both hurdle races at the NCS meet for 10 points.

The STATE CIF is broken up into four sections: North Coast, Valley, Southern and Los Angeles. San Francisco wants their own section, just for the city.

1938

FOOTBALL starting line up for the title contending team starting from the left to the right on the line with another sport they played abbreviated and in parenthesis : Dunham, Louis Rittenhouse, Parker, DickVoris (T) Verhines (BB), Dagliotte (T), Smith (BA), Backs: Lloyd Hebbron (BB), Dick Shively, Therm Fought (BB), Andy Maranta (BB).

BASKETBALL second place finishers with a 7-3 league record and 8-4 overall. Junior third year on the team and second year starter Andy Maranta scored 45 points in one game and Therm Fought at forwards; Center Bob Loehr ALL CCAL; and guards captain Bob Venturini and Ray Mullins ALL CCAL.

Undefeated championship lightweights are captain Irving “lefty” Pelegrini and Bob Puget forwards; John Jellison and Lloyd Hebbron guards; and center Bob De Witt ALL CCAL. Subs Charles Dowden, Leonard Ross and Derek Connell.

BASEBALL champs with a 4-1-1 record. The starting line up in the last game follows with name, position, times at bats – hits: Therm Fought, 3B, 4-2; Pellegrini P, 5-2; Lyle Loehr C, 4-1; Smith 1B, 4-3; Bill Leonard SS, 5-0; Norvell LF, 5-0. Holton CF, 4-0; Ray Mullin 2B, 3-0; King RF, 2-0

Holton was the second pitcher and struck out 11 against San Jose.

After nine games freshman Ernie King was the leading hitter. He is also a top golfer.

Irving Pellegrini started as a freshman manager for the baseball team. As a sophomore he pitched some and each year his role has increased to where he was the ace pitcher and clean up hitter. He was looking for a championship in all 4 of the his years at SC. He got them.

Bob Loehr is in his four year on the team and along with Therman Fought are considered to be the best all around players. Freshman Ernie King also a golfer has a lot of potential as a infielder and hitter..

TRACK Monterey beat Salinas by one point in the CCAL meet.

Larry McLean won both hurdle races at the NCS meet for 10 points.

ThTe STATE CIF is broken up into four sections: North Coast, Valley, Southern and Los Angeles. San Francisco wants their own section, just for the city

Dick Shively varsity track was second in the 220 and third in 440 at the CCAL meet. In 1939 Dick was a starting half back on the title contending football team

INDIVIDUAL

Irving “Lefty” Pellegrini helped the baseball team to its fourth straight title. Lefty was the ace pitcher and also hit in the clean up spot. He was team captain, plus ALL CCAL in lightweight basketball for the title winning undefeated team. “Lefty” started his baseball career in freshman year as the manager. Worked his way up, playing a more important role on the team each year, too end up as the major cog his senior season.

Other key members of the 1938 champs were Therman Fought also a team veteran third baseman and best hitter on the team. In 1939 Therman was starting fullback on the second place football team and starter and ALL CCAL on the title winning “Best of the decade’ basketball team. He was captain of the team, a three year starter and filled in as catcher when needed.

Robert Loeher catcher and clean up hitter. Robert had two good pitchers to handle Lefty and Bill Holton who became the ace the next year. Robert also was an ALL CCAL guard known for his ball hawking, agressive play on the basketball team. Bob was ALL CCAL as a fullback in football. An accomplished athlete. First team in three sports and won 8 letters.

Johnny Davis a sophomore was a pitcher and a lightweight back and a guard in basketball. He advanced to varsity in all three sports.

l:arry Mc Lean won both hurdle races at the CCAL and NCS meets. At STATE, held at Hollister, he was fifth in both,

Lightweight Lee Macauley played played football for 2 years along with running track. He set CCAL records in the 120 high hurdles at 14.5 seconds and in the 220 low hurdles in 19.2. He won a third place in the low hurdles at NCS. He plans to continue his track career and education at Salinas JC.

Ray Mullins played lightweight football and basketball for 2 years. Pole vaulted and ran the 120 low hurdles in track. Was a 3 years starter for baseball teams winning the league titles each year. Ray has 7 letters. Four lightweight and three varsity.

Bill Leonard played football, basketball and baseball. In football was a safety and fullback. Basketball best ball handler and a good shooter. Baseball was the short stop his last two years on title winning teams hitting in the fifth spot.

1939

FOOTBALL was a contending team at second place. Team listed by position, name and an abbreviation of the other sports they play. BB for Basketball, T for track and BA for baseball. The ends were Dunham, and Smith, BB; tackles Rittenhouse and Dagliotte, T; guards Parker and Verhines, BB; center Dick Voris, T; Quarterback Lloyd Hebbron, BB; halfbacks Shively, T and Therm Fought, BB; Andy Maranta, BB and T.

BASKETBALL “BEST OR THE DECADE” was 12-0 in league and 13-3 for the seasaon. There were 4 ALL CCAL players: Andy Maranta, Bob De Witt, Lloyd Hebbron and Therm Fought. Bob Ee Witt is the only ALL CCAL player who was not on the team last year. Other first teamers consisted of returners Bill Foote forward and Verhines at guards Hebbron the previous year played on the undefeated lightweight team.

Two new key team members came from the 1938 and 1939 undefeated lightweight championship basketball teams are center Bob De Witt and forward Brad Trine. The three key former lightweights made an impact on this team.

A sample of the way the team played. Salinas took 71 shots and made 11. SC took 55 shots with 50 within 10’ of the basket making 17 in a 40-27 win. A much better percentage because of the greater accuracy possible with closer in shots. De Witt had 21 point and Maranta 12. In a 64 point game against third place King City team, De Witt had 20, Maranta 18 and Foote 16.

Championship lightweight basketball team played the varsity a few weeks after the end of the season and beat them. The third place lightweights had two ALL CCAL players John Jellison and Hugo Armanini. Captain Irving Pelligrini, Charles Dowden, Bob De Witt, Leonard Ross and Derek Connell.

BASEBALL ended the league season with a 6-2 record. SC was 8-4 for the season. “Joltin” Joe Brovia, pitcher, hitter extraordinary led the Cards to the title. Bob Peterson a 300 hitter.

The 1939 baseball team was made up of many fine athletes who excelled in other sports as well

TRACK CCAL meet Salinas 38, SC 23, Monterey 17. Pacific Grove 16, Hollister 13. King City 5. The rest of the teams did not score. At the CCAL meet Dick Shively won the 220 low hurdles and took a third in the 100. Fenner Angel won the 120 high hurdles. The 880 relay team of Ditmar, Fenner Angel, Stan Breeden and Dick Shively set a CCAL record. Stan Breeden was second in the 220. Bill De Venney set a SC record at CCAL at 11’6”. At NCS he broke his record again with a 12’4 vault.

Twelve varsity track men are going to NCS.

Twelve varsity track men are going to NCS. Even with these good results in CCAL competition only the relay team scored at NCS with a fifth place finish the best result for a SC team up to now.

INDIVIDUALS

Andy Maranta in 1937 was ALL CCAL as a sophomore for heavyweight basketball and led the league in scoring with a 11.4 average. 1939 all CCAL in basketball. Andy played football, basketball and track. 1939 broke the league scoring record and scored 45 in one game. In track in 1937 Andy set a new record for the football throw of 213’7” to break Manuel Nettos record throw of last year by 20’.

Bob De Witt made ALL CCAL for 3 years. Two years on lightweight and this year on varsity.

Therm Fought made 8 letters and was a star in 3 sports. ALL CCAL guard in basketball. This year Therm was captain of the baseball team. He has been a star for 3 years and for the first two years played 3B. This year for the benefit of the team he moved to catcher. Therm was also a main cog in the contending football team.

Ray Mullins played lightweight football and basketball for 2 years. Pole vaulted and ran the 120 low hurdles in track. Was a 3 years starter for baseball teams who won league titles.

Johnny Davis has been a first stringer since his sophomore year. Normally an infielder, he became the ace pitcher for the title winning team. He played on two undefeated lightweight basketball teams and for two years for football. This year he was on the varsity football team.

TENNIS Bill Ashton and doubles partner Jimmie O’Hara were champions of NCS and STATE.

Barry Bliss won NCS and made the semi-finals at STATE.

Andy Maranta in 1937 was ALL CCAL as a sophomore for heavyweight basketball and led the league in scoring with a 11.4 average. 1939 all CCAL in basketball. Andy played football, basketball and track. 1939 broke the league scoring record and scored 45 in one game. In track in 1937 Andy set a new record for the football throw of 213’7” to break Manuel Nettos record throw of last year by 20’.

Bob De Witt made ALL CCAL for 3 years. Two years on lightweight and this year on varsity.

Therm Fought made 8 letters and was a star in 3 sports. ALL CCAL guard in basketball. This year Therm was captain of the baseball team. He has been a star for 3 years and for the first two years played 3B. This year for the benefit of the team he moved to catcher. Therm was also a main cog in the contending football team.

Johnny Davis has been a first stringer since his sophomore year. Normally an infielder, he became the ace pitcher for the title winning team. He played on two undefeated lightweight basketball teams and for two years for football. This year he was on the varsity football team.

INDIVIDUALS

1939 Joe Brovia transferred to SCHS for his senior year. He was a strike out pitcher in high school and a powerful hitter. In one game he struck out 13 and had two doubles and a single going 3 for 4. Not a bad day. In 1940 left school to work out with the SF Seals. The Seals manager former major league batting champ was impressed with the hitting of the 6‘, 210 17 year old. He was sent to El Paso of the Arizona-Texas league an he hit for the league high .383. Joe spent the next 4 years in the service. 1946 spent with Salt Lake of the Pioneeer league was second in the league in hitting .339. Following year with Seals again hitting .333 with power. Born in Davenport.

FORMER SC PLAYERS OF THE 1930’S who have continued to play.

1931 Joe Lantange helped San Jose State beat Fresno in baseball.

Kenny Gleason captain of football team and outstanding athlete was the starting quarterback for Fresno State in 1936. In 1933 starter on the title winning basketball team.

Loren Nichols forward at Fresno State.

David Beaver guard at Fresno State.

Hank Leibbrandt played for San Jose State winner of the Far Western Conference.

Bill Staples was a regular, speedy hard hitting player on the Fresno State frosh football team.

Bob Hughes a tennis star here is now a member of the tumbling team at Cal.

1936 former players. Hod Kelly of Fresno State was an All Far Western State conference at guard.

Loren Nichols also of Fresno State was an honorable mention forward.

George Nelson was winning wrestling matches at San Jose State.

Ray Carpenter has won 12 bouts in a row at Cal Poly SLO.

Jim Nicholson last years baseball captain, pitcher and best all around player while trying out for the San Francisco Missions has been sent to Muskogee, Oklahoma in the Western league.

1936 Wayne Osburne former SCHS pitcher is pitching for the Stockton pro team. Later in his career he progress through the leagues to the majors. Wayne who was a top pitcher for the SC was 18-11 with the SF Missions in the Pacific Coast league last year. He has played for the major league Brooklyn Dodgers and the Boston Bees.

1936 grad Bill Clemenson in 1934 as a sophomore pitcher showed his potential even then. Next year 1935 struck out 51 in 39. Team went 5-1 in league and 8-1 overall. Bill also played football and basketball. After graduating Bill had a tryout with the Pittsburgh Pirates an he wanted to sign, but his dad wanted him to go to college.

A 1946 Trident article said Bill is now pitching for the Pittsburgh Pirates after spending 4 years in the service. Bill was a coach and director of physical fitness program for the army in Tucson. Bill is in Spring training with the team in El Centro. The Sporting News lists Bill as an outstanding possibility to start the season in the major leagues. In Spring training with the Pirates he beat the San Francisco Seals 12-2.

1937 At Fresno State in 1936 Kenny Gleason a 1933 grad was promoted from second string halfback to first string quarterback to take advantage of his passing and punting. In 1937 he was elected team captain and scored two touchdowns against Nevada. Dave Beaver also lettered on this team.

1939 basketball championship member and ALL CCAL player Bob De Witt is first string at Modesto JC in 1940. While at SCHS Bob was ALL CCAL in basketball three times. Two as a lightweight, one on varsity. All on championship teams. Both lightweight teams were undefeated. In his last season on varsity he scored in the high teens normally, getting into the 20’s occasionally

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