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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 14, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas Open gym at Briefly Sports August 8A Local stars prepared for Series ByTOMLABINSKI Staff writer How the Senior Babe Ruth League allstars will fare this weekend in the World Series is anybodys but the team will leave New Braunfels on Thursday in very solid Coach Charlie Gillis said his team has only a weak spot or two as it travels to for the start of the series on A list of the teams strengths reads like an allstar teams should high batting a lot of good team speed and a solid The allstars went through the South Texas and Southwest Regional tournaments scoring 96 runs in the eight The team batting average was well above in the state tournamemt and dropped to the in the We are very strong in terms of hitting and very strong on Gillis This is a very talented group of If the team has a weak it is Gillis The squad has a good group of but their level of consistency has not matched the rest of the he The squad is made up of players from San Luling and New including members of the Canyon and New Braunfels high school Gillis said he was surprised at how easy the team was to especially with players from the two rival This team has the best attitude and more desire than any team I have coached in my 30 years of In terms of getting along they are I would never have believed Canyon and New Braunfels players could get along as well as they have with the rivalry they but they work together he The team faces a tough challenge on the series opening playing the host I know the first game will be Well be lucky to have seven or eight fans out there and they Frederick will have a thousand or two We are going to need some deaf Gillis One advantage the team might have over Frederick is in playoff While New Braunfels worked its way up to the World Fredericks hostteam status earned the team a Other matchups on the first day of the doubleelimination tournament will see facing Fern San against and against The team from will receice a first round bye and will play the winner of the New Braufels Frederick game at 4 If New Braunfels loses its first it will play at Sunday against the SyracuseFern Creek The team ran through its final day of practice last and except for traveling to the will enjoy the next few days I figured if the kids didnt know baseball by they werent going to learn in a few more practice Gillis I just want them to relax as much as possible before Local players on the team are Ricky Gomez and David Caddell of New Braunfels High and Danny Bret Raul Chapa and Troy Moss of Moss and Hernandez all start in an infield which has only committed two errors in tournament Moss plays first Hernandez third and Cappleman is the Chapa and Caddell split playing time in center field while Gomez is one of the teams three starting Gillis said he and the team is anxious to play and to see how it does Company to reward scholars DALLAS Fina Oil and Chemical Company and Mark White have announced a program in which Fina will award college scholarships to 11 Texas studentathletes who combine football prowess with outstading Winners will be named to the first Fina Texas Academic All State Football Of the 11 the one who best combines football skills with academic leadership qualities and participation in other school and community activities will be chosen by a blueribbon panel as the Fina Academic All State Athlete of the The 11 team along with their parents and will be announced in March anc honored at a dinner in Dallas in The most important challenge facing Texas today is the im provement of public said Paul chairman and chief executive officer of Fina The outstanding scholastic achievements of high schoo football players in Texas deserve Many high schoo football players are already leaders in school and communit Lets recognize the positive achievements and quit em phasizing the lack of scholastic accomplishments among football Any senior playing Wgb schoo football in Texas is eligible for nomination and wttl receive certificate and letter of com DERYI CLARK HERALD ZEITUNG Lefty Danny Hernandez top and Bret Cappleman work on their hitting during the allstars final practice Tuesday night in a national I dont know what they can do at this level of but I told them that theyve already gone further than I so any more will just be he A good showing will help put New Braunfels baseball on the Gillis and will help the citys chances of hosting a regional tournament in Wed love to have the tournament I think it would be great for the town and great for Wed have to be sure we could get enough foster parents to take all these ball players in for a but I think New Braunfels would welcome the he Gillis said the team is still ac cepting donations to help defray the cost of traveling to Anyone interested in making a donation can contact Roger Reininger of Texas Commerce Bank NCAA to hear appeal BOSTON AP Southern a frequent winner on the football tries today to avoid an offfield loss that threatens to spoil a promising season less than a month before it A hearing was scheduled before the NCAA Council on the universitys appeal of a decision that reportedly would cost it football scholarships and bowl and television appearances because of alleged recruiting The council was not expected to announce a decision on todays hearing before its threeday meeting ends here The penalties were assessed by the NCAAs infractions according to the Dallas Times which was on probation five times since has been the object of a 26month investigation that began about the time its previous twoyear probation ended in June The infractions committees decision would bar SMU from giving football scholarships next year and from appearing on television or in bowl games for two the Times Herald It also said SMU plans to bring a court challenge on grounds that it has been discriminated What the NCAA does has the potential to be a disruptive said Mustang Coach Bobby whose team has been chosen by one magazine to win this years national This is a cloud that has been hanging over us two or three years The who open their season 7 against TexasEl were the second winningest team in the nation the last three years with a 3M1 They beat Notre Dame in last years Aloha Bowl and were ranked eighth in the nation with a 102 The NCAA investigation centered on the role of the football teams boosters and allegations that recruits were offered cars and jobs for their relatives if they went to SMU had been on probation from June 1981 through June Abused Cougars aiming for Cotton HOUSTON AP The Houston Cougars made a Cinderella appearance in the 1985 Cotton Bowl as the Southwest Conference representative but they never got a chance to try on the glass they were subjected to snide remarks that suggested their fans hung out at convenience stores instead of finer eating They felt like an afterthought as pregame hype focused on Doug Flutieled Boston I think it shocked our kids to be beat on like Coach Bill Yeoman Here they are representing the Southwest Conference and they didnt expect people in the conference lashing out at you like With nine returning starters on offense and six on defense from that Cinderella the Cougars are hoping to give the SWC a chance to make amends by returning in January Junior quarterback Gerald who set four school of fensive records and ran and passed for almost yards last will have much to say about Houstons 1985 He led the Cougars to the Cotton Bowl as a which could make it hard to come up with an But Yeoman believes he Yeoman cant understand the criticism leveled at Landry last When a sophomore without much experience in an option offense takes you to the Cotton youve got be a little SWC Houston Cougars careful about being Yeoman An experienced corps of running backs including Raymond Mat Pierson and Sloan Hood along with tight end Carl Hilton and wide receivers Larry Shepherd and Anthony Ket cham will lend support to I dont want to go around saying hes better than but nobody has got a better tight end in the country than we Yeoman said of his senior tight end who caught 38 passes last Defensive tackle Turner will anchor the Cougar defensive line and Randy Thornton will direct traffic in the It appears that we may have more speed and experience in the secondary than weve had in quite a which is en Yeoman Sophomores Robert Harper and Gary McGuire will start in the Cougars twolinebacker Harper and McGuire are two outstanding physical Yeoman Youve got to stay upright healthy but it looks like well be in pretty good shape a freshman standout last needs to learn more Yeoman Robert has to discipline himself to make sure he makes the tackle as opposed to unraveling the guy with a big Yeoman The big hit is just make sure you make the a senior threeyear had 23 tackles for 98 yards in losses last including 11 quarterback Were not as deep there as wed like to be but if Turner stays well I as good a tackle as anyone in the country Noseguard Eddie who regularly balloons over 300 pounds in the off has a weight problem once If Eddie can lose the weight hes as good as there Yeoman Someone said hes down to 290 That sounds kind of but that would be a 25 or 30pound which is at least a start in the right The 75 last season including the Cotton Bowl loss to Boston will have a nonconference schedule of Washington and Louisville before jumping into league play against Moon Holdouts a distraction to Oilers By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The holdout game being played by the Houston Oilers two first round draft picks and starting fullback Larry Moriarty is starting to bother quarterback Warren Everytime this team takes a step in getting a Mike Rozier or Butch it seems we also take a couple of steps backward and we end up staying in the same Moon told Houston Radio Station KIKK Tuesday What we need to do is to build this thing and keep everything on a positive move forward and have all our guns ready come The Oilers need first round draft picks Ray Childress and Richard Johnson and Moriarty to continue the teams rebuilding Moon If I start thinking about it too much it bothers me but I dont want to let it affect my Moon The Oilers open their season against 1985 Super Bowl finalist Miami in the Astrodome 8 but it appears likely theyll start without a defensive end from Texas and a cornerback from Childress agent Joe Courrage currently is negotiating with the Memphis Showboats of the United States Football Johnsons Ed said his client had enrolled in graduate the Oilers leading rusher last has retainedoa new Larry but talks remained 1 When I first came here this team had a plan in mind which I was told to rebuild the club and one way we wanted to do it was with younger Moon Weve got in a position to have two good 1 draft picks and both of those guys would really help our football team this year and theyre both not That really hurts our team depth wise and for the Moon But thats out of my business because it has to do with money and I dont negotiate for either one of Elsewhere in NFL training two of the leagues top running backs appear to Be headed in opposite John Riggins of the Washington owner of new oneyear said he is looking forward to a banner But Dallas Cowboys speedster Tony Dorsett is talking about a Riggins Joked that he has been a bad but insists he will be able to control his offthe field conduct and will cause no further em barrassment for the The 13year who signed a contract on spoke Tuesday at a news conference at the Redskins He said he is in good excited about the coming season and eager to battle for playing time against George acquired during the offseason from New Dorsett said there has been no progress in his contract negotiations with and added that he would welcome a But Cowboys President Tex who met briefly with Dorsett last Isnt so sure a change of teams would solve Dorsetts problems with the Internal Revenue Dorsett has been seeking a new contract with the Cowboys and has been involved in a dispute with the IRS over more than in back taxes the government says the player Meanwhile NFL teams continued to trim their and a notable victim was San Diego Chargers defensive back Tim
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