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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 24, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas MARK AGUIRRE Aguirre returns to practice Sports HvraldZrltun December Page 6 198586 was the season of the Unicorns ByTOMLMINSKI Stall writer 1985 will go down as the Year of the Unicorn in as New Braunfels boys team battled the odds to reach the Class 4A semifinals in the best finish ever for a Comal County The Unicorns started the season due both to a tnugh nondistrict schedule and the absence of key players because of New Braunfels1 postseaon football The team reached Its nadir on 1985 in the HemisFair Arena in San suffering a 6844 humiliation at the hands of The next a regrouped Unicorn team defeated Alamo one of the citys best 4A and then knocked off stateranked New Braunfels went on to win its first six district taking the 134A crown with an 82 San Antonio was first up in the Race for the Drum and the Unicorns mustered their best effort of the season up to that point in a 7167 1985 The sporting year Basketball Three days New Braunfels traveled to Kenedy to down a giant GregoryPortland team Five days later it was March and the Unicorns were still playing On that in the Area IV New Braunfels knocked off district rival Fredericksburg for the second time in three The Billies jumped out to an 187 firsthalf but the Unicorns allowed Fredericksburg only eight points in the second half to secure a 3732 vic With only four 4A teams left in the the Unicorns headed north to the Frank Erwin or in Taking on heavily favored Lamesa in a semifinal New Braunfels whipped the Tornandoes in the first taking a 3830 The Unicorn lead stood at 4234 with left In the third quarter when New Braunfels playmaker Victor Sierra suffered a sprained The injury proved as by the quarters Lamesa had regained the lead at The Unicorns did not give scoring eight of the games final 10 but could not overcome the Tor nadoes New Braunfels finished the season at Smithson Valleys girls team also had a good making the playoffs for the third consecutive The Rangerettes finished the district season with tied for second with Cole at Smithson Valley and the Cougars squared off in a secondplace showdown to determine who would advance to the The Rangerettes swarmed to an 8243 vic but the team was eliminated from the playoffs in a bidistrict game against For the first time under Coach Roger the Smithson Valley boys did not make a postseason ap The Rangers finished district play with a 45 but along the way Kraft picked up his 100th vic tory as Smithson Valley Ranger Paul Pharris was named the districts Most Valuable Player while teammates Rolando Trevlno and and Ray Reyes were honorable mention selections for the alldistrict Although Canyon did not reach the playoffs In the Cougars enjoyed a successful finishing the district season with a 4745 triple overtime decision over New Braunfels and a 73 district tying the team for second with Although Canyon fell to the Billies 4736 in San the Cougars took some consolation in the fact that Fredericksburg advanced to the regional finals in the giving District 134A the two top teams in South The Canyon led by Leona Soechting and Nancy finished the district schedule with a 37 record under firstyear coach Joy New Braunfels girls finished district play with a 28 The Unicorns were led by Kim Wright and Heather NFL wont change playoffs By THE ASSOCIATED MESS Despite the apparent inequities of a system that allows the 88 Cleveland Browns into the playoffs and eliminates the 115 Denver the National Football League isnt about to Tex chairman of the NFLs Competition Committee and one of the architects of the wildcard playoff said Monday the fact that Cleveland won the AFC Central title made them a legitimate playoff The main reason for the wildcard system we have now is to give teams that had outstanding seasons in dif ficult divisions a chance to make the Schramm But we never wanted to diminish the rewards for the division The main objection comes from The Broncos were one of three 115 teams eligible for the two AFC wildcard But the Broncos lost out in the complex tiebreaking system to the New York Jets and New England the other 115 The Jets and Patriots meet Saturday in the AFC wild card followed on Sunday by the NFC contest mat ching the defending Super Bowl champion San Francisco 49ers and the New York Both games will be played in Giants Stadium at East The NFL also announced its secondround schedule for the weekend of The Browns visit the Miami Dolphins at followed by the Dallas Cowboys at the Los Angeles Rams at 3 On the winner of the 49ersGiants game will play Chicago at and the winner of the JetsPatriots game will play ttie Raiders in Los Angeles at the Broncos remained unhappy about their I think certainly the situation with us points up how unfair the system is said Tom the Bron cos veteran Certainly I think each division winner deserves to but I dont think theres any way that you can have a team be in double figures in victories and have one of the best records in the conference and yet be at home when the playoffs But the president of the Dallas said Everybody starts the everybody knows what the rules Thats why the wildcard is to take care of people like the If you happen to lose out in the thats the way it Top 10 NP44 gamebreakers Heres how NFL coaches and in a random ranked top players who can turn a game around with one Player Position Team Mark Clayton Wide receiver Miami Dolphins Roy Green Wide receiver Louis Cardinals Louis Lipps Wide receiver Pittsburgh Steeters Mark Duper Wide receiver Miami Dolphins Marcus Allen Running back Raiders Dan Marino Quarterback Miami Dolphins Neil Lomax Quarterback Louis Cardinals Joe Montana Quarterback San 49ers Willie Gault Wide receiver Chicago Bears Eric Dickerson Running back Los Angeles Rams Chicago Tribune Graphic Source inside Football Report there has never been a greater discrepancy in record than between Denver and Last for Pittsburgh won the AFC Cen tral at the same record as New which miss ed the In the last year there was one wildcard the Miami Dolphins finished 104 in the AFC East but missed the playoffs while the Steelers won the Central with a 95 The next Minnesota won the NFC Central with a record of the conferences fifthbest All four teams with better marks made the The AFC where the Browns was the NFLs weakest this finishing a combined 10 games under The home of the was 10 games above The playoffs By The Associated Press First Round Saturdays Game New England at New York Jets Sundays Game San Fiancisco at Mew York Giants Second Round 4 Cleveland ai Miami Dallas at I os Angeles Rams 5 San FranciscoNew Yoik Giants winner at Chicago New EnglandNew York Jets winner at Los Angeles Raiders Conference Championships 12 SUPER BOWL XX 26 At New Orleans AFC champion NFC champion Scoreboard On the air TUESDAY TELEVISION 7 WEDNESDAY TELEVISION 11 Football BlueGray Basketball Boston at New York Basketball Los Angeles Clippers at ee 15 U 1 o 517 31 id 11 9 Local sports FRIDAY Boys basketball New Braunfels at Clemens SATURDAY 1 Girls basketball Blanco junior varsity at Smithson Boys basketball Smithson Valley Canyon at HemisFair College scores By The Associated Press EAST Cleveland Shore 56 Fordham Columbia 43 Georgetown Seattle 57 Princeton Rutgers 47 Johns Monmouth58 MIDWEST Illinois Howard 61 Purdue DePaul 66 Toledo Ohio Northern 55 NBA New Jersey 12 Philadelphia 12 13 14 New 19 Central Division Milwaukee Detroit Atlanta Cleveland Chicago WESTERN CONFERENCE Midwest Division 13 n is 11 San 17 12 14 13 14 19 Pacific Division 17 j j is Phoenix Golden State Mondays Game New Jersey Cleveland 101 Todays Games No games scheduled Wednesdays Games Boston at New York Clippers at Portland Thursdays Games Detroit at New Jersey New York at Chicago Indiana at Milwaukee Utah at Houston Lakers at San Antonio Dallas at Phoenix Philadelphia at Clippers Sacramento at Golden State 481 8 12Vi 621 1 4 8Vi 3 14 18 17 10 18 10 21 9 379 14 14 357 323 16 By The EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W I GB 6 Top 20 9y The Associated Press The Top Twenty teams in the Associated Press college basketball with firstplace votes in total points based on 2019 181716 1514131211 109876 record through Sunday and last weeks ranking Record Pts Pvs 1 Carolina 1255 1 151 1199 2 1146 3 1061 4 1028 5 959 6 Tech 898 7 797 8 733 9 672 10 11 638 11 Las 540 12 481 13 444 14 380 16 340 15 198 17 Dame 194 19 188 20 20 75 jg NHL By The Associated Press Mondays Games Hartford 3 Rangers Deuoif2 Vancouver Winnipeg 3 Todays Games No games scheduled Wednesdays Games No games scheduled Thursdays Games Boston at Pittsburgh Rangers at Buffalo Quebec at Washington Toronto at Detroit Hartlord at Islanders Chicago at Louis Minnesota at Winnipeg Simplicity Raiders grind down 166 AP Thesim yet extremely efficient combina tion of running back Marcus Allen and an overpowering defense has the Los Angeles Raiders primed and ready for the National Football League Allen rushed for 123 yards on 24 carries and the Raiders defense con tinued to perform brilliantly Monday night during a 166 victory over the Los Angeles Rains in the final regularseason game of The Raiders finished the campaign with six straight victories their longest winning streak since 1980 and a 124 The win assured the AFC Western Division champions of the homefield advantage throughout the conference The NFC West champion who had nothing tangible at woundup Both teams will be home in their first playoff games the Rams face NFC East champion Dallas on 4 while the Raiders meet the winner of next Saturdays AFC wildcard game between the New York Jets and New England on Despite the fact that Anaheim Stadium is the home of the many in the crowd of were Raiders in the closing moments of Monday nights Allens effort enabled him to win the 1985 NFL rushing title with 40 more than the total of Atlantas Gerald In Allen set an NFL record for yards gained from scrim mage in one season with break ing the Rams Eric Dickersons 1984 mark of and tied Walter Paytons league record with his ninth consecutive 100yard rushing Im happy about winning the rushing but its more important that we won the Allen Its a lot better playing at home than on the road during the The Raiders defense limited the Rams to a pair of field goals and has allowed only nine points on three field goals in its last 10 quarters plus an overtime period at Were playing defense right now probably as well as any Raider team Ive ever said Coach Tom The Raiders went ahead for good on Chris Bahrs third field goal of the a 29yarder with left to That made It Bahr had field goals of 27 and 51 yards while Mike Lansford of the Rams hit from 52 and 40 yards The Raiders clinched the victory when quarterback Marc Wilson threw a 21yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Dokie Williams with The play capped a 10play The Rams finished with 220 yards in total but many of them came in the final when they mov ed from their own 1yard line to the Raiders Briefly Acker tie in Fow Memorial Ray Sledge and Darryl Acker were cowinners of the New Braunfels Golf Associations John Fox Memorial Tournament at Landa Park Golf Both shot a net with Sledge low in the A flight and Acker low in B In A Cedillo was second with 141 and Hurst and Heiden third with In B Baldwin was second with 142 and Chapa third with In C Lazarine and Johnson were low net with 143 and Messer was next with Kriese win at LLGA tourney Alvina Glubka was low in A flight and Addie Kriese was low in B flight in the Landa Ladies Golf Associations Mulligan Anywhere tournament last week at Landa Park Golf Tying for second in A flight were Virgie Van Marian Fox and Ellie In B Peggy Hopkins was Lois Underdown won the ladies fall match play tourna with Carol Hansen second and Jan Schrader winn ing Foursome takes Guys and Dolls The team of Myna Johnson and Reisbig shot a 63 to win the Guys and Dolls tournament at Landa Park Golf Two teams tied for second Father Chalmers and Addie Kriese and Mary Sullivan and Both shot Harold Finden was Tuch grab NBGA tournament Lancaster and Tuch shot a plus 5 to win the New Braunfels Golf Associations twoman points ver sus quota tournament at Landa Park Golf Course on Second was the team of Shoemaker and J Rice with plus while Finden and Wagenfuehr finished third with plus Fourth was the team of Jones and M In individual Leonard Tuch was low net with 63 and low gross with Reeh and Hart were second in the low net with SportsWorld Oilers GM Coach must win now HOUSTON AP The next head coach of the Houston Oilers hasnt even been named yet and already General Manager Ladd Herzeg has a message for him win and win The Oilers stumbled to a season ending 3416 loss to Indianapolis Sun making many of the same fun damental mistakes they made early in the But Herzeg says hes convinced the present team can win with proper If I talk to someone who doesnt feel this team can win in he like ly wont be the head coach of the Houston Herzeg said Mon Most of the people Ive talked to think this is a plum They feel this is a noiose situa Mavericks reinstate Mark Aguirre DALLAS AP Mark tfee top scorer for the Dallas has been reinstated after a twogame suspension and will prac tice with the National Basketball Association team on Chrismas says Coach Dick Dallas played Sunday night against the Cleveland Cavaliers without who was averaging The Mavericks lost Aguirre was suspended last week after having a disagreement with Motta over being taken out of a game and then balking at going back Scouts studying BlueGray players AP Most of the work of the professional football scouts will be done before the BlueGray All Star Classic kicks off Christmas and their task is not as easy as it might Although the 74 players picked for the game include several college players well known to the its the lesser known players they are looking at Anybody can scout a Bo My wife could scout Bo said the San Diego Chargers Steve one of more than 200 scouts and personnel directors looking for potential professional The art of scouting comes when youre looking for a guy from a small school or a guy who was out of posi tion in Schnall A guy was a quarterback in col lege might turn out to be a great safe ty in the The secret is to find the DePaul skids after making poll NEW YORK AP It hasnt been a happy three days for DePaul and Coach Joey The Blue 20th in The Associated Press college basketball lost by 15 points for the second time in three days when they fell 71 56 to Purdue Monday Id like to apologize for the way we Meyer It was very Purdue was better prepared than we We were lucky we only lost by You need in tensity to play a team like and we just didnt have Todd Mitchell scored 15 Troy Lewis 14 and Melvin McCants 13 for the woo may oe in line to jump Mo the
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