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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 26, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas AL dominates baseball all-star team NEW YORK (AP) - Mc Murphy of the Atlanta Braves, coining within one vote of unanimous selection, was one of only three National League players named today to The Associated Press* major league baseball Auster team. Murphy, the league’s IMS Most Valuable Player, received 96 of a possible 96 votes to nail down one of three outfield positions. Murphy, who batted MS in 1963 with 36 home runs and 121 runs batted in, also was the top vote-getter in last year’s selection. the next highest vote-getter, Montreal Expos outfielder Andre Dawson, also was a National Leaguer. Dawson drove in US runs Sports while hitting 32 homers and received 91 votes as a nationwide panel of sports writers and broadcasters was asked to select three outfielders. The third outfielder was Boston’s Jim Rice, who led the American League with 39 home runs and tied Cedi Cooper of Milwaukee for the league lead in RBI with 126. Rice received 76 votes. The other NL player on the team was Philadelphia third baseman Mike Schmidt, who led the major leagues with 40 home runs and had 109 RBL Schmidt received 40 votes. The red of the team: Eddie Murray, Baltimore Orioles, first base, 51 votes; Lou Whitaker, Detroit Tigers, second base, 60 votes; Cal Ripken Jr., Orioles, shortstop, 64Vt votes; Lance Parrish, Tigers, catcher, 36 votes; Grog Luzinski, Chicago White Sox, designated hitter, 61 votes; LaMarr Hoyt, White Sox and the American League Cy Young Award winner, right-handed pitcher, 47Vt votes; Scott McGregor, Orioles, left-handed pitcher, 49V& votes, and Dan Quisenberry, Kansas Qty Royals, reUef pitcher, 83 Vt votes. In some cases, editors voted for a tie, accounting for the half votes. The closest race was for third bose, where Schmidt’s vote total was only eight more than the 32 received by Boston’s Wade Boggs, who led the major leagues with a .361 batting average. BUI Madlock of Pittsburgh, the NL batting champion with a .323 average, was third with 15 votes. Murray, who hit a career-high 33 homers and homered twice in Baltimore’s decisive World Series victory, also won a close race, edging Cooper by ll votes. Parrish won the catching spot by ll votes, beating the White Sox’s Carlton Fisk. Parrish drove in 114 runs with 27 homers, and Fisk had 86 RBI with 26 homers. The most lopsided races were for second base end relief pitcher. Whitaker, a ^20 hitter, outpaced Manny Trillo of Montreal by 77 votes, while Quisenberry, who set a major league record with 45 saves, was 75 votes ahead of Jesse Orosco of the New York Meta. Dickie Thon of Houston, with 12V4 votes, was runnerup at shortstop to Ripken, who led the league with 211 hits and drove in 102 runs. Luzinski, who set a DH record with 32 homers, outpoUed Hal McRae of the Royals, who had 17 votes. Hoyt, 24-10, won easily over Detroit’s Jack Morris, 20*13, who had 14 votes for right-handed pitcher, while McGregor, 16-7, was in a closer race with New York Yankees lefty Ron Guidry, 21-9, who had 28 votes. Hwrald-Zeltssg Wednesday, October 26,1983 10A Bathtub racers set sights on Los Angeles Olympics SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - This Olympic dream began in a floating bathtub, an ornate French antique paddled by middle-aged businessmen in a charity race dubbed the ‘Bathtub Regatta.” They were rugby buddies who decided over a round of beers after doing weU in the bathtub that it would be fun to try out for the 1964 U.S. Olympic rowing team. They didn’t know a racing shell from a kayak, but they figured what the heck, they had a year to learn before the team trials. Not surprisingly, everyone they mentioned the idea to laughed in their faces. Crews take years to develop. None of them had ever rowed in his life. They were too old, too heavy. They’d never get a coach. They didn’t have a boat or a place to train. Undaunted, the “Dirty Dozen,” as they began calling themselves even though there ere IO of them, went ahead with their unlikely venture. They exercised before sunrise and learned to row on an old barge on a lake. Two members were still wearing leg casts from rugby injuries, but they didn’t miss training. After a day in their offices, they gathered for another two hours in the evening, running up the steep steps of the University of California in Berkeley, working out on rowing machines. No one is laughing st them now. Seven months after their first oarstrokes, these would-be Olympians show signs of accomplishing the near impossible. Last Sunday, they competed in the Head of the Charles races in Cambridge, Mass., and had the experts shaking their heads. The Dirty Dozen didn’t win but they performed respectably against some of the best crews in the country. They finished the three-mile race for “eights” in 15 minutes, 50 seconds — 16 seconds behind the winning crew after losing IO seconds at the start when they rammed a slower shell. They were invited by the U.S. Rowing Association to compete at major races in Europe next spring and were assured they could compete in the trials for the Olympic team's fours-witb-coxswsin. They also plan to enter two fours and a pairs at tip trials June 29-July I at pha. ceton, N.J. “When I first met with them last spring, I told them they had leas than a aero chance of making the team,” says Julian Wolf, chairman of the U.S. Men’s Olympic Rowing Committee. “Now, after watching them Sunday, my feeling is they have a definite chance of cornific through those trials. ” “Go for it, that's what the Dirty Dosen means," says Alloo Tram, 86, senior mombor of the group. No respect Oklahoma State, other powers ignored in polls An Analysis By HERSCHEL NISSESSON AP sports writer Rodney Dangerfieid is not the head football coach at Oklahoma State. Or at East Carolina or Kentucky or Toledo or Northern Illinois or Tennessee or Wisconsin or Tulsa or New Mexico. But he might as well be for all the respect they get when it comes to polls and bowls. Take Oklahoma State, for example. The Cowboys are 6-2, their only setbacks a 14-16 loss to No. I Nebraska and a 21-30 squeaker to Oklahoma, which was No. 15 at the time but began the season No. I The Cowboys are five points away from a legitimate claim to a No. I rating. But they’re not even in the Top Twenty this week and havent been all season. Neither is East Carolina, also 5-2, a loser by ana point to Florida Stats, ranked No. 7 st the time, and by seven to Florida, which was No. 6. Kentucky, Tennessee and Wisconsin are all 5-2, but you went find diem in the ratings, either, although five members el the Top Twenty — Oklahoma, Ohio State, Iowa, Alabama and Notre Dame — also have loot twice. Don’t waste time seorrhing for 7-6 Toledo, the only Dtviston LA loom with a perfect record besides the top three — Nebraska, Texas and North Carolina — or for 6-1 Northern Illinois Last year, the bowls bypassed Tulsa and New Mexico, both with 10-1 records, although both of them defeated Air Force, which was snapped up by the Hall of Fame Bowl with a 7-5 regular-season mark. “Most coaches and people around the country talk about how the 30-95 (scholarship) rule has evened things out in college football,” says Oklahoma State Coach Jimmy Johnson. “They cite that as one reason you’re seeing more upsets like Cincinnati beating Penn State. But the respect for certain teams hasn't evened out. When it comes voting time, some teams get votes regardless of their record and even though they may not be playing well.” If you think Johnson is frustrated, you’re right. “If you take away our game, our first seven opponents are 29-14-1. We beat North Texas State, whose only other loos was to (second-ranked) Texas after leading at the half. We beat Cincinnati the week after they bent Penn State. Tulsa, which was 10-1 last year and is 94 this year and scored SO points on Texas Tech, we shut out. We led at the half in both of our losses and Oklahoma needed a two-point conversion and a long field goal after an onside kick to best us.” It’s all academic, of course, and ifs where you are on Jan. 2 rather than Oct. 26 that counts. If Oklahoma State loses to Colorado this week, Johnson’s remarks will sound rather foolish, but if the Cowboys keep winning, die recognition undoubtedly will come.On to the playoffs Rangerettesfinish 10-0 in district Unicorns hit stride, claim runner-up tie By DAVID KING Sports editor KYLE — Uke a good hurdler or a quick racehorse, the New Braunfels volleyball team is hitting its stride. And at a good time, no less. The Unicorns, who have come through with clutch victories in their last two matches, stopped Hays 15-10, 14-16,15-6 to clinch a tie for the runner-up spot in District 13-4A Tuesday night at the Hays gym. New Braunfels finished district play at 4-4, tied with Lockhart and Kerrville Tivy. Representatives of the three schools will meet today to decide on howto break the tie. But no matter how the coin flips and tarot cards and whatever else they use to break the tie come out. New Braunfels has finished the regular season on a strong note. “I had a feeling a couple of weeks ago that we were going to start peaking,” Unicorns Coach Claudia Perry said after Tuesday’s match. “I wasn’t sure then, but I’m sure now. And I’m pleased to see that happen. “This will be the first time in quite a while that we’ve had a team that peaked at the right time of the season. What happens from here on remains to be seen.” But for an hour, the Unicorns were the masters of their own fate. They hit, clinked, served and played defense well when they had to, and they fought off an emotional Hays team and a vocal home crowd. “We won as a team,” Perry said. “If we had lost, we would have lost as steam. “It was just a total team effort, and that’s what it’s all about” New Braunfels won the battle of nerves in the first game, battling back jitters to take an 6-1 lead that the Rebels could never overcome. Kim Wright, who led New Braunfels with 12 kills, seemed to get the whole team rolling when she pounded an overset into the varnish to make it 3-1. Teresa Thomas, whose clothesline serves kept Hays off balance all night, added an ace to make it 4-1, and two exchnages of service later added two of her IO kills to make it 6-1. The Rebels rallied to 64, but New Braunfels pulled back ahead with some good serving by Wright, her sister Kelly Wright and Heather Seay, who served an ace to finish off the first game. New Braunfels’ serving was a strong point all night, as the Unicorns recorded ll aces and kept the Rebels off balance much of the rest of the time. Hays jumped out to a quick lead in the second game, and the Unicorns had as much trouble catching up as the Rebels did in the first contest. New Braunfels rallied to make it 14-14 on a dink by Dawn Cook, an ace by Kim Wright and a block by Tracy Shoemake and Cook. But Hays took a time out and came bock to take the game on a pair of kills. New Braunfels dominated the third game, scoring six straight points and leading by as many as eight. Shoemake made it 144 on a kill off a good set by Donna Winkler, who handled a pass off the rafters. A Hays attempt at a spike went into the net to finish the match. “I really can't pick out one individual who did well tonight; they all did,” Perry said. “Now we’ll just have to do out best to prepare ourselves for Thursday.” New Braunfels also won the freshman and junior varsity matches, with the freshmen winning 15-17, 16-14,154 and the junior varsity winning 15-10,15-7. CougarBttBs fall Kerrville Tlvy grabbed a share of the three-way tie for second place in District 13-4A by knocking off Canyon 154, 15-12 Tuesday night at the Canyon gym. Despite the loos, the Cougarettes finished regular-season district play as the undisputed champion at 54. Canyon will now play two warm-up matches before bi-district, facing Smithson Valley at 6:30 p.m. Thursday and San Antonio Marshall at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Both matches will be at Canyon. Cougarettes Coach Donna Boe hie was pleased with her team’s defense in Tuesday night’s match, but she said the offense left something to be desired. “I felt like we weren’t aggressive at all,” she said. “We hit the ball, but we didn’t hit it intelligently.” Stephanie Burch had an “excellent” night for the Cougarettes, Boehle said. Burch had seven kills in the first game alone, the coach noted. Sleft photo! bv John N Sint*/ Canyon's Stephanie Burch pops the ball over the net against Kerrville Tivy NfW BRAUNFELS HAYS Acm, Mocks, kilo. point* (Ammu in paronthMMl Donna Wmklar OOOO (15), Tai aa* Thom** S010S. Tracy Shoamaka OMA, Heath#! Saay 2024, Kan Wright 20124 Michat* Doappanachmidt 1001 ; Katy Wright 1001 (7) Dawn Cook 0-2 2 3 Totalal 103027 (22) CANYON KERRVILLE TIVY Nancy TtakanOM 2, Staph#™* Burch 20 1012, MoncaKiwgOI OI HOI; Ida Alvarado 10OI. Sun* Cuddy OO 30 Laona Soachtra 0 OM; Carol FnodalOOI 1 (2). Totato 3 2 1021 By DORIAN MARTIN Staff writer Put together seven and IO, serve in 12 and 24, and you come pp with Smithson Valley’s winning combination. Sparked by Shalyn Hall (No. 7), Julie Cappel (No. IO), Kim Wagner (No. 12) and Christine Lehnann (No. 24), the Rangerettes knocked off Bandera 15-13, 154 Tuesday to finish District 264A play with a perfect 10-0 record. The district champions will have a warm-up game against District 13-iA champion Canyon at 6:30 pjn. Thursday at Canyon. The Rangerettes will jump into bidistrict play next week against either Needville or Biding ct District 25-3A. The play of Smithson Valley’s foursome made the difference in overcoming a slow start in the first game. With the Rangerettes ahead 14, Hall made the set for Cappers spike for the point. Thai Cappel put a floating Bandera pass back at the feet of the Bulldogs for a 34 lead. After an exchange of service and with the Rangerettes leading 4-2, Hall stepped to the service line and knocked off an ace and two other unretur-nable serves. The ace was the first of a pair she would have during the game. But the scrappy Bulldogs continued to give Smithson Valley trouble, and both teams were plagued by missed serves and spikes. But then, with the score at 104 in the Rangerettes’ favor, Wagner pulled off two crucial ace serves. Two Bandera mistakes pushed the score to 144. Unable to put the Bulldogs away in three chances, Smithson Valley’s lead diminished to 14-12. Luckily for the Rangerettes, Lehnann provided the saving grace. She killed a Hall set to stop Bandera’s momentum. Then, after another exchange of serves, Lehnann’s service ace gave the Rangerettes the first game at 15-13. “They (the Rangerettes) were serving well, but the mental concentration wasn’t thaw,” Smithson Valley coach Louise Davidson said of the first game. “We started to coast,” she said, adding that the pants Bandera made were often off Smithson Valley mistakes. “It was kind of sporadic,” the coach said. The Rangerettes picked up their play in the second game. Two Mazing points came when Cappel connected on spikes off Hall’s sets. Three more points came from Wagner’s unretumabie serves. But most of the Rangerettes’ points, including the last two of the game, came on 14 Bandera errors. Davidson’s charges now are looking ahead. “I think the girls are playing well, but we haven’t been playing up to our capabilities. We haven’t had any competition (in our district schedule),” the coach said. Playoffs are another matter. “The teams are even and some team you don’t Smithson Valley's Teri Mooney comes up with a bump return during the Rangerettes' match with Bandera think is so swift will come up and play miraculously,” Davidson said. Playoffs are “something you can’t gear them up for," the coach added. “I know we’U be up for them, but how we play, God only knows.” ;

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