New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, February 26, 1985, Page 7

Publication: New Braunfels Herald Zeitung February 26, 1985

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 26, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas New Braunfels Y\era\d-Zeitung Tuesday, February 26,1986    7 13 Baylor players take Wheeler's side WACO (AP) — Baylor Coach Jim Haller said he was hurt by a statement, issued by 13 of the 14 members of his squad, that took the side of former reserve center John Wheeler in the controversy that resulted in Haller losing his job. However, he said several of those who signed it had informed him its main purpose was to unify the team. “I’ve got several players on the way over to the house right now to say it was a team unity thing more than anything,” Haller told the Dallas Times Herald Monday night. “I’ve been hurt truthfully by it, but if that’s the way to keep the team unified until the (Southwest Conference) tournament, then it’s all right,” Haller said. “I won’t let it affect me. I will coach just as hard against Rice (Wednesday) as I did against Houston (last Saturday).... I will be happy when it’s over so I can go back to normal again.” Baylor University president Dr. Herbert Reynolds announced Friday that Haller had resigned in light of revelations on a tape that Wheeler had made secretly during two conversations with the coach in Haller’s office. In the taped conversations, Haller discussed a $172 expense check, originally intended for meals over the Christmas holidays, that he gave Wheeler to use to make car payments. Wheeler was not entitled to the check for meal purposes since he left the team during the holidays, school officials said. The players* statement was given to former Baylor player Tommy Roe, now a law student at the school, for release to the news media. The Times Herald identified Roe as the individual who turned over to Reynolds the tape recording that Wheeler made. Roe, who played for Baylor in 1983 before injuries cut his career short, has remained friends with several players although he has been away from the team for 15 months, the newspaper said. The statement accused Haller of persecuting Wheeler, a 7-footer who had seen limited playing action for Baylor. It said that although numerous news media reports had made Wheeler out to be a scapegoat, his actions reflected the feelings of the entire team. The players said Wheeler was not the only player who had spoken to university officials about improprieties in the Baylor basketball program. “There have been several incidences which the players have testified to with the proper authorities of Baylor University. These incidences were of such a nature that Jim Haller’s resignation or termination of employment was inevitable even if the tape did not exist,” the statement said. “John has been made out to be a disgruntled player seeking revenge, but in reality he represents a disgruntled team seeking justice,” said the statement, which the Times Herald said was released to it and to television stations KTRK in Houston and KWTX in Waco. “We would like to emphasize that this statement and the entire investigation was initiated by the team. Anyone outside the team who has helped us has done so at our request,” the statement added. Wheeler is no longer on the team.Umpires to hold training clinics The Comal County Umpires Association will hold two training clinics this week. On Wednesday, the umpires will meet from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the luanda Recreation Center. On Sunday, they will meet from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the junior girls’ softball field at Camp Comal. The clinic is for current umpires and anyone interested in becoming an umpire. Jesse Garcia will conduct the clinic.Second nature outing to be Saturday The second of the New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Department’s nature outings Saturday at Panther Canyon. Plant and tree identification as well as geology and history of the area will be covered. Bill Tepe from New Braunfels Utilities will also be present to demonstrate the process of measuring the aquifer level at the Panther Canyon test well. The outing will begin at 2 p.m. at the entrance to the canyon in luanda Park. Please call the luanda Recreation Center, fi29-61%, if you plan to attend.Rec Center to hold powerlifting meet The New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Department will conduct a powerlifting meet March 15 at the Lancia Recreation Center. Events will be the dead lift, squat and bench press. Registration will be March 4-8 at the rec center, and the entry fee is $5. For more information, call 629-61%.Softball association to meet tonight The New Braunfels Softball Association will hold an organizational meeting today at 7 p.m. at the luanda Recreation Center. Topics to be discussed include registration information, constitution and by-laws of the association and an amendment to the eight-player limit rule For more information, call the rec center between I p.m. and 8 p m. Monday through Friday. New Braunfels' Jimmy Villareal practices the discus    LLGA    A    flight Unicorn roster filled to brim By DAVID KING Sports editor If sheer numbers won track meets, the New Braunfels boys might be the state champions in 1985. Coach Lew Simmonds has the biggest crop of athletes in his five years at the school, and that crop includes solid senior leadership plus an enormous sophomore class. “We’ve got a lot of people out here,” Simmonds said. “I don’t know how many quality people we have. Of course, I think all our kids are quality people, but I’m talking about the ones who can get the 10s (first places) and eights (seconds). “I’m not sure how many of those we’ve got.” If last year’s district meet is any indication, Simmonds has a few. Pole vaulter Kenan Ikels, sprinter David Deliernos and shot putter Kraig Krause all went to the regional meet a year ago, and Mike Payne finished third in the district 3,200 meters, just out of the running. Ikels, Del^emos and Krause are all seniors. “We have more seniors than I’ve had in five years here,” Simmonds said. "We have 18 seniors out for track.” Among those seniors are Stephen Millett, a sprinter; Brett Fey, a weight man who had some good Spring of 85 NIB boys track performances a year ago; and John Bryan, who hasn’t run track since setting a middle school records in the high jump and going 11-6 in the pole vault. New Braunfels will be strong in all the long-distance events, with the rapidly improving Payne running either the 800 and 1,600 or 1,600 and 3,200. Payne has improved his time in the 3,200 by 30 seconds just since last season. Also running the distance events will be Joe Reyes, Hector Hernandez and Marty Espinosa. “I think the 1,600 and 3,200 will be good for us,” Simmonds said. The Unicorns have an assortment of good young hurdlers, the coach added. “We have more hurdlers than I’ve ever had,” he noted. “I don’t know whether or not they’ll be able to help us on the varsity, though.” Sophomore Kevin Walker, who moved in from Schulenburg, is one of the top candidates in the hurdles, Simmonds said. New Braunfels also has a collection of runners for the 400 meters, a weak spot for the Unicorns last season. “I don’t know how fast we’re going to be there,” Simmonds said. “There are going to be three of four teams at the district meet that will run a 3:22 or better (in the 1,600 relay), and that means we’ve got to have four kids who can run a 51 to beat ’em.” If the Unicorns can put together a competitive 1,600 relay, they might challenge Kerrville Tivy for the district title this season. “We certainly have the opportunity because of the numbers we have and the good senior class,” Simmonds said. "We haven’t really had somebody come through with a great performance at district. That’s another reason I’m excited to be have such a big senior class and the district meet at home. "We’re due for a big performance.” New Braunfels opens the season Saturday at the Westlake Chaparral Relays.Schedule Oat*    meet March 2    Westlake Chaparral Relays March 9    San Marcos Rattler Relays March 16    Kerrville    Antler    Relays March 23    Unicorn    Relays March 30    Cougar    Relays April 5    New Braunfels triangular meet April 13    South    Austin    Relays April 20    District    13    4A    meet    NB Pat Roche had a 30 to win the A flight of the I^nda Indies Golf Association’s T and F tournament last week at the luanda Park Golf Course. Carol Beebe took the B flight with 33 and Addie Kriese won the C flight with 33. Foursome takes Sunday Scramble D. Miller, J. Wehrle, Gwen Backerman and Jeannette Dilly shot a 64 to win the Sunday Scramble at the luanda Park Golf Course. Fifty-six players competed in the four-player team tournament. Second with 65 was the team of L. Rowan, E.N. Delashmutt, Verna Wilke and Addie Kriese. Third with 66 was the team of F. Wilke, C. Sluka, J. Pillot and Madalin Pillot. Two teams tied for fourth at 67: J. Bacek. H. DeVries, G. Ray and Myra Norris; and W. Meewees, R. Drummond, Sara Delashmutt and H. Mizner. The next Guys and Dolls tournament will be Thursday at 10 a.m.Alternate nines to be closed Mondays Nine holes of the luanda Park Golf Course will be closed on Mondays for maintenance during the current growing season.NBTA to hold tournament The New Braunfels Tennis Association tournament scheduled for last week has been rescheduled for Saturday. The tournament, which will be held at the New Braunfels High School courts, will start at 9 a m. The entry fee is $3 and a new can of balls. To enter, call 629-1269 or 629-6112. Pillot sinks eagle at Landa Madalin Pillot of New Braunfels sank an eagle two on the par-4 No. 18 hole at the luanda Park Golf Course last week. Her shot was witnessed by partners Sylvia Halgren, Jessica Shaw and Johnnie Stewart. deryi clark Mf raid zeitung    Roche wins ScoreboardSportsWorldOn the air TUESDAY TELEVISION 7pm Wrestling. USA 7 p m Basketball Pittsburgh al Syracuse. ESPN 7 30 pm    Soccer Minnesota at Wichita WGN WEDNESDAY TELEVISION 6 30 p rn    Basketball Chicago at Detroit. WGN 7pm Basketball Vanderbilt at Mississippi. WTBS 7 30 p rn Hockey Buffalo at St Louis. USA 8 pm Basketball Georgetown at St John s. ESPN IO pm    Basketball North Carolina at Georgia Tech, ESPNLocal sports I    * 4 15 pm Baseball Smithson Valley at Antonian 7pm - Baseball Canyon at Seguin 7 30 p rn. Boys' basketball New Braunfels vs Gregory Portland, regional playoff game, Kenedy High School WEDNESDAY 5pm - Baseball Anderson at New Braunfels FRIDAY Baseball Canyon, Smithson Valley at Fredericksburg tournament SATURDAY I pm. — Baseball New Braunfels at San Marcos Boys' and girls' track:    Canyon. New Breunfels. Smithson Valley at Westlake Chaparral Relays.USFL stats Showboats Gunslingers Memphis......... 0    7    •    7“20 San Antonio.............0    0    3    0-1 MEM - Moser 25    pass    from    Lewis    (Duncan kick) 8;13 SAN - Mike Mayer 22 FG 6 40 MEM Crawford 35 pass from Lewis (Kick failed) 4.36 MEM - Shirk 4 pass from Lewis IDunan kick) 14 25 A 10,983 Mem San First downs    22    12 Rushes yards    45    243    21    75 Passing yards    153    146 Return yards    49    66 Passes      9170    13 26 1 Sacks By    3    4 Punts........ 4    40    7    38 Fumbles lost    ,    2    1    3    2 Penalties yards    4    25    2    10 T ime of Possession    33    55    26    05 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING Memphis. Williams 19 136, Sydney 1046, Lewis 3 22, Parker 2 5. Porter 6 20, O'Neal 5 14 San Antonio. Worthy 8 28. Canada 516, Stamper 617, Neuhersel 2 8. Roberts I 3 PASSING Memphis. Lewis 9 170 153 San Antonio. Neuheisel 13 26 I 146, Taylor 100 0 RECEIVING Memphis, Crawford 387, Mosel 347, Shirk 2.J, Rauth I 14 San Antonio. Worthy 3 35. Hadnot I 47, Hackett 2 25, Roberts 2 19. Canada 3 18, Stamper I 2 MISSED FIELD GOALS Duncan 44 blockedNBA By The Associated Press EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlentic Division W L Pct GB Boston    46    12    793    — Philadelphia    45    12    789    Vi Washington    30    28    517    16 New Jersey    28    29    491    17Vy New York    19    38    333    26 v, Centrel Division Milwaukee.......... 39    18    684    — Detroit ............. 32    25    561    7 Chicago ........... 26    29    473    12 Atlanta    24    32    429    14 Vi Cleveland.......... 20    37    351    19 Indiana..............18    XI    316    21 WESTERN CONFERENCE Midwest Division Denver........... 36    21    832 Houston  ...... 33    23    589    2    Vi Dallas ........... 32    25    561    4 San Antonio......... 28    29    491    8 Utah ............ 27    30    474    9 Kansas City    18    38    321    17    Vi Pacific Division L A Lakers    41    17    707 Phoenix ............. 27    31    466    14 Portland    ......... 26    31    456    14    Vi Seattle.............. 25    32    439    15 Vi L A Clippers    22    35    386    18 Golden State    13    44    228    27    'h Monday s Games No games scheduled Today's Games San Antonio at New York Denver at Atlanta Cleveland at Chicago Philadelphia at Milwaukee Utah at Dallas Phoenix at Kansas City Houston at L A Lasers Seattle at Golden State L A Clippers at Portland Wednesday s Games San Antonio at Boston Atlanta at New Jersey Denver at Washington Chicago at Detroit New York at Indiana Milwaukee at Utah Houston at L A ClippersBaseball poll LAREDO (AP) Here is the Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association Laredo Morning Ti mot preseason baseball poll of teams across the state Last year's records ate given CLASS SA 4 Graham 5 Pi ait ila nd 6 Gilmer  ..... 7 Ingleside ...... 8 Goliad 9 Lake Worth ....... 10 Alvarado ....... CLASS2A 1 Ore City ......... 2 Dripping Springs 3 Frankston 4 Southlake Carrol! 5 Hubbard ..... 6 Troy 7. Pollok Central 8 Riviera ........ 9 Palmer 10 Leonard ........ CLASS A 1 Prosper    ...... 2 Apple SptVaiiey Mills 4 Runge ........ 5 Burton ......... 6 Salado ....... 7. Boyd ............ 8 Fayetteville 9 Holland ......... 10 Gordon......... 206 22 3 179 198 148 24 6 22 3 234 1 188 26 I ll IO 17    5 175 17 ll 20 2 194 175 254 157 153 15 8 166 18    3 17 3 106 174 43 12 7 93 318 212 31 26 7 69 278 281 30 25 7 67 280 247 28 23 11 67 276 256 18 35 8 44 211 311 NHL I Houston Bedene 27 3 2 Aliet Hasting* 24 9 By The Associated Press 3 Dallas Thom*# Jefferson 298 WALES CONFERENCE 4 Pearland 22 7 Patrick Division 5 Spring Westfield 17 11 W L T Pts GF GA 6 Abilene Cooper 29 9 Washington 36 16 9 81 255 181 7 Houston Spring Woods 27 7 Philadelphia 36 16 7 79 254 181 8 Pasadena Sam Rayburn 209 NY Islanders 32 26 4 68 280 240 9 FW Arlington Heights .....26 8 NY Rangers 20 31 9 49 224 256 IO Bra/oewood 33 6 Pittsburgh ... 20 34 5 45 209 276 CLASS4A New Jersey 18 33 8 44 200 244 I Austin Westlake ......28 8 Adams Division 2 De Soto 29 7 Montreal 31 21 IO 72 238 206 3 Bay City ............... 244 Buffalo 28 19 12 68 216 173 4 Brazosport .............. . 22 3 Quebec 30 24 8 68 256 226 5 Andrews................. ......219 Seaton 26 26 8 60 218 214 6 CC Flow Bluff............. 26 5 Hartford 20 33 7 47 205 260 7 Everman . . . ............. 282 CAMPBELL CONFERENCE 8 Branham ......22 3 Norrie Division 9 Tomball 21 6 St Louis 29 21 IO 68 230 219 10 New Braunfels Canyon 24 IO Chicago 29 30 4 62 242 241 CLASS 3A Detroit........ 18 33 11 47 226 ITI I Odem .................. 246 Minnesota 18 33 ll 47 211 248 2 Linden Kildare...... ......25 4 Toronto ....... 16 40 7 37 194 ITI 3 Lufkin Hudson ...... 30 2 Smyths Division x Edmonton Winnipeg Calgary Los Angeles Vancouver x clinched playoff spot Monday's Games Winnipeg 12 N V Rangers 5 Minnesota 5 Pittsburgh 4 Chicago 4 Toronto 3. OT Today s Games Philadelphia at Hartford Buffalo at New Jersey Vancouver at WashingtonCollege scores Monday's College Basketball By The Associated Press EAST Baptist 62. Utica 59 Brooklyn 84 Md E Shore 71 Bucknell 75 Lehigh 58 Connecticut 74 Boston Coil 68 Holy Cross 58 Fairfield 56 Howard 86 Delaware St 67 Northeastern 72 Siena 63 SOUTH Alabama St 74 Miss Valley St 72 Alcorn St 104 Prairie View 86 Citadel 69 VMI 53 E Kentucky 69 Austin Peay 62 E T*rv>esf.ee St 70 Mississippi 64 OT Florida ABM 100 Mercer 87 Jackson St 66 Grambling 44 Marshall 78 W Carolina 68 Memphis St 78 S Mississippi 63 Middle Tenn 71 Akron 63 Murray St 76 Morehead St 58 N Carolina ABT 66 Tannessee St 63 Nu holt* St 70 NW Louisiana 47 Pen American 74 Stetson 64 Richmond 82 American 63 Si I CkHttena 75 Stephen F Austin 72 tennessee Tech 64 Youngstown St 54 In k halt* Hvrga64 Appalachian St 69 Va Comm**’wealth 78 Old Dominion 66 V«g»nr* tech 78 South Carolina 67 W4kemlr Men 67 N C Wilmington 69 MiOWUT Butter 87. Indiana St bt I«b i7TSherrod wins Red Smith award DALlvAS (AP)- Blackie Sherrod has never been at a loss for words in his columns. But he found difficulty expressing himself Monday when he had learned he had won the prestigious Red Smith Award. Columnist Sherrod, The Dallas Morning Nevus' ‘‘Sage of the Southwest,” was named by The Associated Press Sports Editors as the recipient of the prestigious Red Smith Award for sportswriting excellence. Sherrod. 65. was named the winner at a board meeting of the APSE! in Tampa, Fla., “for an extended meritorious career in the art of sportswriting.”Rice player tops SWC list DALLAS (AP — Rice’s Greg Hines, who scored 25 points in a 71*66 victory over Arkansas was named Southwest Conference player of the week Monday. Hines was eight of 12 from the field and hit nine free throws without a miss as Rice knocked Arkansas out of a mathematical shot at the conference championship. He also hit ten (rf ll free-throw attempts, while scoring 22, in the Owls’ IMI victory over Tarlatonjat* The vi ta ;

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Publication: New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

Issue Date: February 26, 1985

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