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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 10, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas Carl Lewis named athlete of Page 9A ursday Special Hftrald January 8A Wright named to 4A allstate team Kim who has already been named to the all state tournament team and the Texas Girls Coaches Association allstar has now been named to the Class 4A allstate volleyball team for the 1984 The TGCA picks the allstate teams but on a separate And as in the allStar a coach has to have seen a player twice to vote for Eight players in Class 4A were selected for the which is separate from the allstar Players in all classifications Were picked for that which will play a match during the coaches meeting in Recruiting time The recruiting pressure hasnt been as heavy here as in Bay City or Port but several local players have attracted attention from college football scouts and David King One college source said Canyon center Scott Syamken and New Braunfels linebacker Kraig Krause were high on his schools Other players mentioned include Canyons Ronnie Rittimann and Bret Cappleman and New Braunfels Bobby Tristan and Brett Some of the more solid players who dont get offers right away may wind up at junior the way New Braunfels fullback Rick Purdy did last Purdy walked on at Blinn and the just the way Craig Wersterfer did the year Basketball notes The district season for the local girls team got off to an inglorious start this as all three local teams But thatll The Smithson Valley who lost to will get back on Any team that could beat Gonzales which has lost only twice this season in 16 games cant be down for The Rangerettes will find out a lot about their future tonight when they play district favorite New Braunfels seemed to be in control of Tuesdays game at but then the Unicorns free throw shooting touch flew They hit only one of 12 at tempts in the a big reason for a sevenpoint second The Unicorns can also play as witnessed by backtoback victories in the last 10 Canyon battled powerful KerrVille Tivy to a stand still in the first half but had a letdown in the third quarter as the Lady Antlers broke the game The Cougarettes arent going to set the world afire on but they play good And good defense will take you a long The boys teams all gave reason for optimism Tuesday New Braunfels whipping of stateranked Gonzales is the most obvious The Unicorns combined good defense and some sharp coaching by Cliff Wilkins to simply wear out a talented Gonzales Smithson Valleys onesided victory over Somerset is significant in another The Rangers perimented with all their defenses and an assortment of other things and still won Canyon lost Tuesday but a twopoint loss to a talented team like Clemens is no sharne especially when that team benefitted from some interesting officiating the Buffaloes pressed the entire but Canyon shot only eight free throws Canyon ran a 23 zone yet Clemens shot Something something new for Guns By TOM LABINSKI Staff writer A few new faces will be seen this year on the San Antonio Gunslingers on the field and on the On the the Gunslingers hope that new head coach Jim Bates can be as in spirational the whole team as he was to the defense last As the defensive coordinator last Bates fashioned the Bounty San Antonios defensive unit which led the league in interceptions and Not bad for a team in its inaugural Now Bates will divide his attention to include the Bates is a motivational type who is not afraid to run out on the field to slap hands with his Its a coaching philosophy that has won him the admiration of his Hes such an exciting person to be said Gunslingers AllPro cor hevback Peter I see him always giving a iittle extra to each individual That makes you want to give a little extra He makes you feel like youre the and that sure gives you con One thing about Coach Bates hell always get the job J San Antonio finished with a 711 record last winning five of the last nine Three of those late season losses Michigan and Houston we had an excellent chance of Bates The offense ended the season very and the defense remained consistently strong throughout the He said the Gunslingers added ex perience plus a few fresh faces should make for an improved team this In we expect to pick up right where we left Our defense goes into the season with a knowledge of how our defensive scheme and well carry over the tenacity displayed there last consensus Leiding will join Putt Choate and Rich DAmico in the linebacking On San Antonio doesnt need too much well stay with the same scheme a multitype look that involves an eightman which is unique to professional Bates Well throw in some different dimen sions that we didnt use use last year as we determine the particular talents of the people we have he The Gunslingers will play two preseason games in the first against the Houston Gamblers on 9 in McAllen and the second against the Denver Gold on Alamo JIM BATES coach PETER RAEFORD returnee weve brought in some new weapons to the organization that can get us the big he Among the new acquisitions are running backs Fred Larry Canada and Gary a former Oklahoma Sooner runnig signed a oneyear contract with the team on The 228 pounder teamed with Marcus Dupree to give the Sooners one of the best college running attacks of a 240pound was ob tained in the dispersal He averaged yards a carry in 1984 for the Chicago Blitz and caught 48 Worthy was also obtained from the He ran for 320 yards on 70 carries after joining Chicago in He was as good a back as there was in the league at seasons Bates said of Returning to the Gunslingers will be running backs George Scott Mike Marcus Bonner and Don Rick Neuheisel will return to camp as the starting He finished strong in and showed excellent leadership ability that will only improve this Bates We have all the confidence in the world in The UCLA graduate threw for yards last completing percent of his The backup quarterbacks will be Fred acquired from Denver late last and Whit picked up from Michigan in the dispersal Jerry last years top will be back along with speedster Danny Mark who played last season in gives the Gunslingers added depth in the recicver Led by new offensive coordinator Tom Bates said he hopes his team can put more points on the board this Tom will direct a ballcontrol offense with plenty of high percentage he We hope to establish a strong run ning Were going to spread things out Among the new faces on defense will be Texas graduate Jeff who also signed a contract with the club The 250pound linebacker was the second leading tackier on the Longhorns in He was selected to the AllSouthwest Conference team that as well as a Memphis 8 March 3 Arizona March Tampa Bay March at Loa AagcMcG at Denver 7 April 1 April 7 Mirminyham April 12 ai Jacksonville April 6 April 28 Houston May 5 Denver May at Orlando May 18 Oakland 7 May 26 at Baltimore June 1 al 7 June9 Los Angeles June 1 7 7 June 23 Portland Gimpy Mustangs rout 9563 Outdoors By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The next Southwest Conference test for the 4ranked Southern Methodist Mustangs comes Friday night in College Station against a rapidly improving Texas Aggie team and Coach Dave Bliss just hopes guard Butch Moore will be the catalyst of the 111 fell hard to the floor and was stepped on by teammate Larry Davis Wednesday night in a 9563 rout of Mustang trainers at first feared broken A later diagnosis revealed a painful Doctors say he should be able to play by said He has a painful swelling in the The Aggies served notice they are ready for the Mustangs by whipping highly respected intersectional opponent Marquette 7769 in Houston at The In other SWC games Wednesday Houston defeated Texas Tech Texas downed Rice and Arkansas beat Texas Christian Bliss got more than one injury His other Carl had to be helped off the Carl hurt his knee but was abe to come back and played said When two guys like that go your heart SMU made the Bears pay dearly for their freshmandominated Weve got more experience than Baylor and we took advantage of said It was Baylors worst defeat ever in Dallas and tied the alltime biggest Jon Terry Williams and Carl Wright each scored 14 points for the Freshman Eric Johnson had a gamehigh 17 for the After meeting the Aggies in Rollie White SMU travels to to play the North Carolina Tarheels in a nationally televised game Sunday Texas AfcMs Jimmie Gilbert led a second halfrally before fouling out with to play and Don Marbury scored scored 19 points to lead the Aggies over Also in center John Brownlee came off the bench to score 29 points as the Longhorns defeated the Texas Coach Bob Weltlich said Brownlee gives us a big lift off the Im not programmed to distinguish between bench players and We like to play a tough inside and this year with the size we have we have the chance to have an inside Houstons Alvin Franklin scored 24 points as the Cougars won their SWC home opener In Joe Kleine scored 25 points 19 in the second half as Arkansas held off Texas Deer season was surprisingly successful After the summer State Game Warden Etheredge expected a poor deer hunting But everything I thought would happen turned out to be the opposite of what really Etheredge said I figured back in the summer that there would be a big deer dieoff and I expected them to be in real poor he What the game warden or anyone else hadnt counted on was a large amount of badly needed rain in That rain contributed to a good hunting which ended on All in the deer hunting season in Comal County was better than Etheredge The deers body weight and antler size were both better this year than they have been in several he I checked several deer who weighed more than 100 and that is pretty he The lack of rain in the summer may have actually helped the Etheredge During the there werent any problems with Anything that will draw on a like will effect both the body weight and antler So the drought didnt hurt he When the rains did a few weeks before the deer hunting season began on they came at an opportune Etheredge The rains came at a time when the deer were able to mend pretty I only saw two deer who were pretty he Horace whitetailed deer program leader for the Texas Parks and Wildlife said this season produced a high Two reasons for he were a poor acorn crop and cool A poor acorn crop and dry weather during the summer cut down on available food for This may have caused them to move around he Another plus factor was the cool snap the first weekend which also might have caused more deer Also the opening weekend happened to be very close to the Thanksgiving holiday which may have increased hunter Gore local manager of Mims Meat of said this years deer season was one of the best in recent Stricklands company offers deer hunting excursions on acres of land in Just before deer we got about five inches of he It made the range look like fairways on a golf It was one of the best seasons weve Strickland It was the nicest bunch of deer weve had in a TOM LABINSKI Fishing report AUSTIN Here is the fishing report compiled by tha Parks and Wildlile Depart AMISTAD Water 59 16 feel low black bass fairly good to some limits on worms and spinners in 25 30 feet of water striper fair to 21 pounds crappie no report white bass excellent all over lake catfish fairly slow in 80100 feel of water in baited BASTHOP Water 68 lake full black bass fair to two pounds on Rapala Hot Spots and jigs in deep water hybrid striper slow crappie slow yellow catfish good to 27 pounds on live CALAVERAS Water 59 normal level black bass good to seven 12 ounces on tilapia hybrid striper stow to seven pounds channel cattish good to two wan stringers to 50 fish yellow catfish Slowio 10 pounds COLETO Water 69 normal level black bass good to seven pounds on plastic worms and spinners crappie fair on minnows blue catfish slow to 10 pounds channel catfish CORPUS CHRISTI Water normal level black bass fair to two pounds striper good to six crappie fair to pounds catfish good to 20 pounds on rod and rout yellow catfish fair to 42 pounds on rod and TEXANA Water 60 normal level black bass lair to four pounds on min nows and spinners and worms striper no report crappie fair white bass no catfish good to 15 TRAVIS Water 59 13 feel low black bass fair to two pounds on plastic giubs and minnows striper slow crappie slow white bass slow catfish fair to four SALT WATER ROCKPORT Tides low redfish good to 30 many in 2425 inch range wadefishing flats redfish in good numburs and many limits trout good to four pounds around Portland and Portland Reef in fairly good numbers live bait available at per quart duck hunting slow PORT OCONNOR Trout to four pounds around red slower at jetties but good at Army Hole in 18 20 inches range in fairly good sand trout good offshore live bait PORT ARANSAS Redfish between 1830 inches hitting in Atansas Channel on live sand many specks but few keepers and flounder to 1 Vj pounds in Redfish Bay live bait plentiful sheepshead plentiful at the jetties duck hunting slow due to warm CORPUS CHRISTI Specks to 18 inches in Boat Hole in fairly good numbers good one slow next sand trout good in South Corpus Christi Bay and Inuacoastal Canal flounder and drum very live bait PALACIOS Isolated catches of trout just above keeper mostly in South Palacios Bay wadefishing and from piers few boaters no sandtrout last week redfish in good numbers to 24 inches in new turning basin good number of reds below ftaf flounder along shoreline to three pounds black drum in modest numbers along live bait available duck ard goose hunting good lor individual
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