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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 12, 1984, New Braunfels, Texas Sports January 5 Wondering about those allstate A few items blown up on the front porch this The San Antonio papers really played up the allstate football eh The Light splashed them across the top of the front sports page or at least some of the at least the 5A And where were the 4A like New Braunfels Tim Doty and his PR Brian Frassmann For that where were any of the 4A picks Or the 3A or 2A or A for that matter They would have been hard to find They werent in at least not in the state edition that we get here in New No no nobody who wasnt from San The 4A team was listed in Mondays David King back in the Scoreboard And there on Page wedged between jumps from the NFL was Unicorns Doty is A Right above American wins 20K road My complaints about the San Antonio papers area sports coverage are not the first heard around and theyre probably not even the Area sports seem to be a stepchild with the big with too few people trying to do too much But theres not a whole lot you can except write and Good Basketball laments Basketball which is more than halfway hasbrought only a mixed bag of results to the Only two teams Canyons boys and Canyons girls have winning But dont count everybody out just The Smithson Valley despite Mon days loss to are still in the 263A The Rangerettes killed themselves with a scoreless first quarter Monday but more than equalled the Greyhounds the rest of the Over at the Cougars and Cougarettes have returned from the wastelands of doubledigitloss The boys will be hurt by the loss of Thomas who has but they will remain strong the rest of the And the Cougarettes are going to shock somebody before its all Around the everybody still looks strong in the boys although the Fredericksburg Billies wont have their rabid home crowd behind them down the That crowd may have been a factor in the Billies victory over Canyon last In the girls Tivys size and shooting finesse helped the Antlers beat the physical Billies Monday night in a battle between But both teams had better watch out for Hays and And if were talking about lets talk about the officiating As a I dont like to badmouth the guys who call high school having called a few myself a few years But the quality doenst seem to be there this season there are an awful lot of officials who are out of position or too far away from the play to make the right And if didnt learn anything I learned to always be in position before making a Basketball is the toughest sport around to with the inherent quickness and endtoend What is at least for varsity is a threeofficial three outofposition officials wont be much but its harder to be out of position in the threeman others put on UIL probation AUSTIN AP Class 3A football champion Daingerfield and three other high schools Tyler John Decatur and Gladewater have been placed on probation in football next The taken Wednesday by the University Interscholastic serves as a warning and does not disqualify schools from competing in district and playoff Members voted 51 to place Tyler on probation because the coach was accused of recruiting Lindale athlete James McGowen to play football for Recruiting football players from other districts is prohibited by UIL Lindale Superintendent David Mon tgomery filed the recruiting charge against saying former Tyler foot ball coach Bill Parks had talked to McGowen twice about playing for Affidavits signed by McGowen and his father said Parks visited McGowen at home in July and told him if he would come to Tyler he would help get him a Tyler Superintendent Jack Davidson said that McGowen actually lived in the Tyler attendance area but was a legal transfer to Parks later A replacement has not yet been Decatur and Gladewater were placed on probation for violating the Athletic which means to play the game in the spirit of fairness and clean sportsmanship and to accept decisions of officials without Committee member Betty Thompson argued in favor of disqualifying Gladewater from playoff competition in football next but her effort failed when she gained the support of only one other Testimony before the committee disclosed that two Gladewater football players had been put on athletic probation by the school for swinging their helmets in fights during games on successive Gladewater and Decatur players got into a fight on the field in the closing seconds of Gladewaters Referee Loyd Dale of Piano described it as pretty good The next week in Gladewaters loss to game official Charlie Malone of Longview said players from those teams got into a fight after the Gladewater quarterback was tackled midway through the fourth quarter and slid out of Owls end Frogsdominance By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Rice victims of the Killer Frogs for the past two finally ended a reign of frustration against a youthful Texas Christian team in a game described by the Horned Frogs coach as a dribble Tracy Steele finally wrapped up a 4342 victory for the Owls with a 21foot jump shot with seven seconds left Wednesday In another Southwest Conference Texas knocked off Baylor 63 Steeles which gave Rice its only lead of the second ended the Owls fivegame losing streak to TCU and also snapped a fourgame Rice losing streak this It was a big win for said Rice Coach Tommy I dont know about streaks but we were Weve had a number of games on the road that have come down to something like this and weve It happened to us here two years TCU Coach Jim Killingsworth said he doesnt know if he has seen his team play that flat all It looked like a dribble contest going on out said We couldnt get anything going We forced everything and had no And they played good but you dont have to play much defense if the other team doesnt run an Mike Cunningham scored 10 points for which raised its conference record to 12 and its season mark to The win was the first for Rice on the road in 17 Carven Holcombe scored 15 points to lead which fell to 77 for the season and 03 in the It was the fourth straight loss for the Horned Todd Holloway scored 19 points against a Baylor zone defense to lead the now 21 in SWC play and 85 for the Baylor fell to 02 and Coach Shelby Metcalf said the victory was a good win for his This is his fourth straight good game on the offensive end of the court for he Baylor Coach Jim Haller said he thought the Bears could win the even though they werent playing as well a they had in We need to be smarter in the clutch situations when the game is on the line we werent as mentally and physically sharp as weve been the last few he NBA teams break 3 scoring records Sailing Canyons Mike Wolfshohl sails past New Braunfels John Matney during a District 134A game earlier this In local 13 4A girls action Gonzales is at Stiff photo by John Stntft Canyon and New Braunfels travels to In District Randolph is at Smithson Racehorse Nuggets outscore Spurs Hoosiers trip Illinois in OT By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Despite outscoring Indiana 6040 from the field and preventing the Hoosiers from taking a shot in ninthranked Illinois couldnt find a way to The undermanned with only eight players in uniform because of illness and got 29 points from freshman Steve Alford and 20 more from Chuck Franz to beat the Illini 7368 in college basketball at Wednesday Indianas victory was its seventh in a im proving its record to 93 overall and 20 in the Big Illinois fell to 112 and Franz just killed as did said Illinois Coach Lou In other games involving Top 20 Iowa State upset 17 Oklahoma Providence tripped 18thranked Boston College secondranked Kentucky outlasted Mississippi State 5142 and 12 Wake Forest bombed William Mary Kentucky stayed unbeaten at 120 despite trailing Mississippi State 2221 at Sophomore Kenny Walker scored 13 of his 16 points after in including a jumper with remaining to give the Wildcats the lead for DENVER AP What Kiki Van deweghe wanted to he was pass off to a teammate closer to the But hemmed in by the San Antonio defense and with the shot clock running the Denver Nugget forward unloaded a desperation shot from threepoint It went of as did most of Vandeweghes other attempts in Wed nesday nights wild 163155 National Basketball Association victory over San The 318 points set an NBA record for most points in a regulation Vandeweghes threepointer with 58 seconds left thwarted a late San Antonio surge and capped his 50point per Spurs Coach Bob Bass found Van deweghes play which included 21of30 shooting from the floor and 7of7 from the to A guy warming up cant make as many shots as Vandeweghe said Every time he shoots it goes who scored on a variety of mediumtolongrange jumpers and spinning admitted he wasnt looking to pass very often once I was I wanted to shoot the ball because I felt things were going well for As for his final three he There were only six seconds left on the 24 second clock and I had nowhere to so I just put it up and It marked the second time in five nights that the Spurs have been Golden State scored 154 points against San Antonio last Thats two out of four games now where we just havent gotten back on defense at Bass Im em barrassed about giving up all those The previous highestscoring regulation total was 316 achieved once on March in when Philadelphia defeated New York 169147 and Wilt Chamberlain scored a record 100 Cincinnati and San Diego matched that total on March The 99 points scored in the final 53 by San also set an NBA stan dard for most points in a breaking the record of 96 set by Boston and Min neapolis on and Detroit and Cincinnati on And the 172 secondhalf points set still another mark for scoring in a eclipsing the 170 points scored by Philadelphia and Cincinnati on March Denver placed seven players in double as did the and never trailed after the games opening three Navratilova named womens athlete of year NEW YORK AP With the same ease and dominance she displayed on tennis courts all over the world last Martina NayratUova was a runaway winner as the 1983 Associated Press Female Athlete of the A native of Czechoslovakia who became an American citizen in Navratilova gar nered B2 votes in nationwide balloting of sports and broadcasters announced Track star Mary the 1982 was a distant second with 44 Finishing third was limara a downhill who had six Distance runner Crete Waitz of Norway received two while volleyball ace Rita college basketball star Cheryl Miller of Southern California and golfer JoAnne Carner received one vote Capturing The AP Male Athlete of the Year award on Tuesday was track and field star Carl Navratilova was magnificient in winning 15 of the 16 tournaments she entered and posting an 861 record in Her only loss was to Kathy Horvath in the French The athletic lefthander has won her last 51 just five shy of the record of 56 set by Chris Evert In Navratilova won second only to male tennis star Ivan Ijendl of while her career earnings of are the most by any tennis male or Im glad that I got Navratilova said when told she had won the But to be I thought I should have gotten it in Tennis has dominated the Female Athlete award over the with Chris Evert Lloyd winning in 1977 and Tracy Austin took the honor in 1979 and while Billie Jean King won in 1967 and and the 1971 winner was Evonne Goolagong of Im honored with the Navratilova Im really glad because its people that vote on For the second straight Navratilova has finished 1 on the Womens Tennis Association I was lucky enough to have good But I had so many people helping Among her victories in 1983 were Wim bledon for the fourth the Australian Open for the second time and the Open for the first My biggest thrill was winning the she because it had eluded me for so You have to be so lucky to keep Navratilova But Ive also worked mentally and Im hitting the ball Im putting more spin on Im more Its difficult to pass me 80 or 90 And thats what it would take to beat
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