New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, February 16, 1984, Page 5

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

February 16, 1984

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 16, 1984, New Braunfels, Texas Sports HeraldZeftmif February Mi skier grabs gold Yugoslavia AP BUI Johnson gave the United States its first mens Alpine skiing gold medal In Olympic history winning the mens downhill at the XIV Winter It was this years second gold medal for the United Debbie Armstrong of Seattle won the womens giant slalom on of Van who had dominated five training runs held before bad weather delayed the clocked in at one No American man had ever finished higher than fifth in this and the only American previously to win a medal in the downhill was Cindy who took a bronze in Switzerlands Peter another claimed the silver medal with a time of one Austrias Anton Steiner took the bronze in one Austrian Franz the 1976 Olympic downhill finished On Mount Jahorina Michela Figini of Switzerland won the womens followed by teammate Maria Walliser in Olga Charvatova of Czechoslovakia prevented a Swiss sweep by edging Ariane Ehrat out of the The best American finisher was Holly Flanders of Deerf in Figini won the race in one just seconds faster than Charvatova clocked to take the bronze by Gaetan Boucher today became the first double Laidback skier wins gold Yugoslavia AP Who ever heard of a ski racer from southern and an Olympic champion to boot meet Bill The laidback 23yearold from sunny Van made history winning the mens downhill and giving the United States its first gold medal ever in mens Alpine skiing at the Winter Last Johnson became one of the favorites in the Olympics when he won the World Cup downhill race at Switzerland also an American gold medalist in Canadian history by edging two Soviets to win the mens speed His time was nearly three seconds slower than the Olympic record set by American Eric And a Swedish relay team anchored by 15 kilometer gold medalist Gunde Svan won the gold medal in the 4X10 crosscountry ski race in That was seconds ahead of the second place Soviets and a seconds ahead of the Finnish which won the Flirting with its worst medals showing in 20 years and with time running the United States was looking to Johnson and skater Scott Hamilton for an Before Johnsons win and with four days remaining in the the United States has Just three medals one gold and two silver and was tied for fifth place with West Germany and Hamilton and Rosalynn the mens and womens figureskating were solid medal They were in position to give the United States its first sweep of the two events since 1956 when Hayes Alan Jenkins and Tenley Albright did The United States took home 12 medals at the 1980 Games at Lake tying their high for a Winter In the team won six in 1936 and in the first Games in the United States was held to just four Wednesday was a day the hockey team and American figure skaters Elaine Zayak and young Tiffany Chin would rather of Toluca and of had their medal hopes dashed by finishing 12th and in the com a program that requires the competitors to trace intricate figure Among other events Wednesday East Germany continued its domination of speed sweeping 123 in the womens meter Andrea twice a silver struck nudging teammate Karin who was denied her third Schoenes triumph increased the East Germans lead in the medal chase to 1917 over the Soviet Hockey team not ashamed Yugoslavia AP Despite the worst showing in its Olympic hockey Team USA isnt looking for anyone to Im not happy at but I dont blame the players and I dont blame said Coach Lou whose team was tied 33 by Finland That secured when Anssi Melametsa scored with 21 seconds remaining and only 17 seconds after Bob Brooke had put the Americans in left the United States with a 122 The best the Americans can finish is one spot lower than their previous worst Olympic in 1968 at The United States will play Poland Friday in the seventhplace We tried to keep them poised and but when Canada scored 27 seconds into the first it kind of shattered added Twenty teams in the National Hockey League get eliminated every You can only have one Does that make everyone else losers Its not life and but I am tremendously Things didnt go our way at all and we never got any said David the quick left wing who rarely got a chance to use his But we didnt play like we know we We were on a real downer after the loss to Canada and the Czechs are so good a 41 You lose two like that and its tough to come back with no possibility at a Vairo was asked if his players lacked fire If youve got to motivate an athlete for something like the Olympic then he shouldnt be Vairo With you will be right every and you can secondguess I dont Spurs trim win 4th in a row EAST AP Stan Albeck often saw Mike Mitchell and George Gervin destroy other teams when he coached the San Antonio But now that he is coaching the New Jersey Albeck is finding out just how destructive they can Mitchell scored 30 in cluding 20 in the first half on 10for 11 shooting from the and Gervin added 23 as the Spurs defeated the Nets 114108 Wed nesday night for their fourth straight National Basketball Association You dont have to tell me about San I know all about said who took the Spurs to three straight Midwest Division titles before leaving to become the Nets coach this Theyre very offensive Their theory is We dont care how many you well put more points on the And with Mitchell and Gervin they have plenty of Albeck Each of the Spurs four victories have come on the road only the second time in club history theyve won that many away games in a row and raised their overall record to The Spurs had a 222 record in away games before they began their current winning streak on the New losers in four of its last five fell to This was our type of game We ran the way we wanted Mitchell Were playing well right now pushing the ball down the our fast break When we went on this trip we just wanted to go out and have some Weve been playing like a team that has nothing to New which trailed by 14 points in the second scored six straight points early in the fourth quarter to take a 9491 But Mitchell and Gene who finished with 19 each scored baskets to give the Spurs a one point With San Antonio ahead 107104 following a jumper by Nets center Darryl Dawkins hit a baseline jumper with remaining to pull New Jersey to within one But Artis Gilmore sank a pair of free throws with to play and Gervin added a driving layup 36 seconds later to put the Spurs ahead Albert King got New Jer seys final points on a rebound with but Banks closed the scoring with three free throws in the final It was a real struggle said Spurs Coach Bob Mitchell had a great start and our running game was Dawkins led New Jersey with 29 points and eight while King added 24 The Nets played without guard Otis Birdsong and forward Buck Birdsong missed his seventh straight game with a sprained right Williams was suspended by the NBA for one game and fined after an altercation with Lonnie Shelton of the Cleveland Cavaliers during Tuesday nights game at Shelton was suspended for two games and fined San Antonios Mike Mitchell follows through on a shot Staff photo by John Stntfr New Braunfels Teresa Thomas shoots a free throw Young NB grows up during 8384 season By DAVID KING Sports editor This season wasnt exactly full of surprises for New Braunfels girls basketball Coach Patsy Davis knew before the season started that the Unicorns would be young and and that their youth and inexperience would show up a It as New Braunfels finished the season 39 in District 134A But the Unicorns also made a lot of Davis As the year went they got a little more confident in she They learned to believe in Senior Teresa Thomas led New Braunfels scorers with points per game in district play to top off an outstanding career with the You have to give special recognition to Teresa shes done a good job for three Davis But not having Thomas to fall back on may be a boost for the Unicorns next The rest of the kids seemed to work harder when she was the coach They always wanted to rely on but the one game we played without we played pretty well for two The heir apparent to Thomas scoring lead is junior Kim who will lead a large senior class next Kim is probably our most im proved varsity Davis Shes 20 times more aggressive than she was last Wright was New Braunfels 2 scorer this averaging points a New Braunfels inexperience at guard hurt the team this Davis But with every varsity player but two coming the Unicorns probably wont have that problem next Davis said the Unicorns mid season victory over Canyon was one of their better games this ranking with a toothandnail 5446 loss to Hays in the final district Next New Braunfels will return Heather Debbie Rhonda Jana Sabrina Teri Sides and Dana Mills from the varsity Davis said several players from the junior varsity squad which beat Kerrville Tivy twice this year will also be on the varsity New Braunfels GamebyGame New Braunlels Opponent 39 Boerne 40 38 Ursuline 36 38 Southwest 32 32 Boerne 40 32 Smithson Valley 49 30 Ursuline 56 33 San Marcos 45 38 Canyon 53 28 Canyon 30 32 Fredericksburg 64 74 Cole 24 50 Smithson Valley 39 54 Lockhart 41 46 Smithson Valley 55 58 Smithson Valley 42 31 Boerne 51 37 Gonzales 44 36 Kerrville Tivy 69 28 Fredericksburg 51 45 Hays 62 44 Canyon 26 42 Lockhart 39 47 Gonzales 51 33 Kerrville Tivy 77 29 Fredericksburg 63 46 Hays 54 Mustangs shred Bears for 20th victory of year THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Southern Methodist Coach Dave Bliie says hte Muatangi were able to port the achopli first 30wln season since 1967 by playing one game at a i Center Jon Koncak and forward Larry DavU led an overpowering inside game and propelled the Mustangs to a 7457 win over Baylor Wednesday night in The win moved the Mustangs to 204 for the year and M in Southweft Conference The laat time SHU won 30 games when the Mustangs won the third of three straight SWC under Coach Doc In other SWC clashes Wednesday Mthranked Arkansas beat Texas Christian 55 41 and Teias downed Rice Its nice to win 20 When you start 20 seems an eternity Bliss But thats one of the good things about this They have taken them one game at a time and thats why we won think winning M games is the goal of every basketball The victory also pulled SMU to within percentage points of thirdplace Texas Tech in the SWC Baylor led 2322 with six minutes to play in the first half but SMU outscored the Bears 33 12 over the next 16 The Mustangs ran off a 166 spurt for a 3829 half time who had his first 20point per formance of the and the 7foot Koncak then scored all but four points in a 176 blitz over the first 10 minutes of the second half as the Mustangs built up a 5535 lead that wrapped up the Koncak finished with 16 points and forward Carl Wright 15 for TCU led Arkansas by as many as six points in the first half and enjoyed a threepoint lead at intermission but the Razorbacks out scored the Horned Progs by 71 to start the second half and later pulled away from a 3737 tie by going on a 121 Senior guard Alvin Robertson lea the Razorbacks with 27 including eight straight tallies in the second Arkansas improved its record to 204 and 10 one game behind the leagueleading Houston led by junior guard Tracy Mitchells 17 fell to 914 and Carlton Cooper scored 17 secondhalf including three slam to lead Rice led for almost twothirds of the before Cooper tied it up with Cooper had 20 points for the Tony Barnett scored 19 points for the The victory broke a fivegame losing streak and lifted the Longhorns out of a tie with Baylor for last place in the Texas is 616 for the season and 29 in conference Rice fell to 913 and ;

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