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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 16, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas Sports Page 6 New Texas January Top guns Local enthusiast gathers worlds finest gymnasts TOMLABINSKI Sports Editor What could be the finest field of gymnasts to gather in the state since Worths World Championships in 1979 could be traced back to the halftime of a San Antonio Spurs basketball It was in that same year of 1979 when Robert McCl ure of Canyon Lake took his threeyearold daughter to see the Spurs While Allison may have been too young to understand the intracacies of the NBA she knew she liked what she saw at halftime the gymnastics She told me that she might like to try something like so I went down to talk to the coach after While now 11 and a second division has been steadily improving and Robert has echoed his daughters love of the Starting as an interested McClures enthusiasm for gymnastics has mushroomed to the point that he is now the president of the Booster Club of Alamo City Gym The support group for Alamo City Gymnastics is organizing the First Broadway DodgeAlamo City Womens Gymnastics Classic runn ing 27March at the Conven tion Featured in the meet will be the cream of the female gymnastic talent in America including if not of the girls sure to be on the 1988 Olympic The opportunity to go headtohead with the toughest competition possi ble is welcomed by any athlete with Olympic and these girls are certain to give everything theyve got as they drive toward a spot on the team for the 1988 games In South McClure Already firmly committed to at tend is the team of Bela former coach of Mary Lou and now including Kristie Phillips and Phoebe first and second place finishers in the recent Olympic Sports Festival the SCATS from Huntington coach ed by 1984 Olympic coach Don Peters and including several Olympic level performers such as Sabrlna Doe Jennifer Barton and Michelle Dussere and several top in dividuals to be grouped in allstar including Brandy an outstanding junior from Also appearing will be an allstar grouping from the state of McClure said he first thought of the idea of the classic in and since that time the program has grown beyond his To insure the best competition possible for the inaugural the booster club committed to help pay the expenses of the competitors in Kristie coached by Beta performs on the balance beam eluding air lodging and local The support and cooperation from San Antonio Mayor Henry Cisneros and the San Antonio Amateur Sports both engaged in a serious effort to acquire the 1991 Olympic Sports Festival and the 1989 AAU Junior Olympics for San An helped add substantial credibility to the McClure said the success of the Gymnastics Classic will bring San Antonio a step closer to its goals of hosting future national amateur sports Houstons success with the 1986 Olympic during which the Summit was completely sold out for the womens gymnastics only intensifies local enthusiasm because the San Antonio meet will have a bet ter field of McClure We think we have a real plum We think there are a lot of peo ple out there who will welcome the chance to see such a topflight group of athletes in he Meet proceeds will be used to help pay expenses for Alamo competitors and to enhance gymnastics and all amateur sports in San The meet will run three with the team finals on 27 and the in dividual finals on March Im very excited about this pro McClure It will be a chance for some people to see first hand a sport which is often overlook ed and to see the finest athletes in that And when you see those faces again from Soeul in you can say you saw them here rediuieu m me meet win oe me the expenses of the competitors in hosting future national amateur Meet proceeds will be used to help saw them here Rockets win despite personnel losses CHICAGO AP Houston The double figures in block lin Rockets Coach Bill Fitch says he ed shots definitely nlaved an imnor lou DUCI CHICAGO AP Houston Rockets Coach Bill Fitch says he feels like a man stretched out on a a very thin Faced with the loss of key players Lewis Lloyd and Mitchell Wiggins for the next two years because of drug the Rockets responded Thursday night with a 10796 triumph over the Chicago It was just seven games ago that we had everybody healthy for the first time since training and we get hit with a double dose by the NBA commissioner David Fitch Now that weve won seven of our last eight and four in a the players feel they can rise to the occa just like we did last season in reaching tiie finals of the NBA Fitch Fitch said two baseline shots made by Robert Reid late in the game were the key to Houstons victory in the first road game of a fivecity Reid led the Rockets with 26 Akeem Olajuwon had eight clutch points and five rebounds in the last of the final Reid said the loss of Lloyd and Wig gins has put him on the NBA By The Associated 10 26 San Antonio 9 28 Pacific 14 EASTERN Lakers 28 8 Atlantic Division W L Boston 25 10 Philadelphia 21 24 15 ei5 Golden State 21 17 Seattle IM IB 2 8 Washington 19 18 New York 12 24 New Jersey 10 26 Central Division Atlanta 25 10 Detroit 23 10 Milwaukee 23 15 Chicago 18 16 Indiana 18 18 Cleveland 14 1 15 22 Clippers 5 31 Thursdays Games Atlanta Milwaukee 91 Indiana Washington 105 Houston Chicago 96 Phoenix Utah 107 Lakers Golden State 109 Sacramento Portland WESTERN Midwest at Dallas 23 at Utah 21 at Houston 17 at Denver 16 Clippers at Golden I feel Im under constant and that 1 have to score those missing all I can do is play my he The Bulls Michael who hit a gamehigh 43 said Olajuwon broke our backs in the fourth Akeem made the dif Jordan Lakers Warriors 109 James Worthy and Earvin Magic Johnson scored 31 points but Los Angeles Coach Pat Riley talked about the Lakers The key to our game was Riley said after the Lakers defeated the Golden State Warriors The double figures in block ed shots definitely played an impor tant The Lakers took a 10695 lead in the fourth quarter after Byron who finished with 26 scored the Lakers first seven points in a 92 And although the Warrors scored the next six points to cut the margin to 106101 with left in the Golden State could get no We just had to go back to basics like we did in the first Scott We had to pressure make them take shots they didnt want to and The Lakers defense blocked 13 forced 19 turnovers and pulled down 36 of a possible 49 defensive re Kings Blazers iis Forward Eddie Johnson hit a threepoint jumper from the right corner with three seconds left to boost Sacramento over visiting The victory snapped a fourgame Sacramento losing The Kings have lost 18 of their last 23 Hawks Bucks 91 Glenn Rivers sank a 76foot shot at the halftime buzzer as everything worked for Atlanta in its victory over Dominique Wilkins scored 32 points to lead the Hawks as Milwaukee never threatened after a 91 Atlanta run snapped a 44 The Hawks ran off streaks of six and seven points in the third building a 9469 lead late in the Pacers Bullets 105 Rookie Chuck Person scored 29 reaching double figures for the 14th consecutive as In diana stopped Washington in In The victory snapped the Pacers threegame losing streak and a four game winning streak by the Suns Jazz 107 Shifted to forward to replace the in jured Larry Walter Davis scored a careerhigh 45 points as the Suns snapped a fourgame losing streak by defeating visiting Utah lost its third Bird receive AP honors BOSTON AP Larry the first basketball player ever to be named The Associated Press Male Athlete of the says hes living a dream with the Boston Ill tell I cant vision myself playing for somebody Bird said Looking its just been a who won the NBAs most valuable player award for the third consecutive year in edged the American League MVP Roger Clemens of the Boston Red Sox for the AP Athlete of the Year Bird was named on 60 of the 95 ballots cast by a nationwide group of sports writers and who had a 244 record in pitching the Red Sox to the American League was named on 63 but Bird had 30 firstplace votes and 214 points based on five points for three for second and one for Clemens had 19 first place votes and 189 while Mike who became the youngest heavyweight boxing cham pion in had 22 firsts and 186 Tour de France cyclist race winner Gred had nine first place votes pro golfer Greg Norman had eight and National League MVP Mike Schmidt Norman had 72 LeMond 64 and Schmidt Other top finishers were tennis star Ivan Lendl 35 Argentine soccer player Diego Maradona Don Mattingly of the New York Yankees Heisman Trophy win ner Vinny Testaverde and NHL scoring leader Wayne Gretzky Second time for Martina NEW YORK AP Martina continuing her assault on the record book every time she steps onto the was named to day as The Associated Press Female Athlete of It is the second time in four years the worlds 1ranked tennis player has won the She also won in This she polled 377 points to easily outdistance golfer Pat who finished second in the nationwide balloting of sports writers and broadcasters with 240 It is always special to be picked for an award like Navratilova said in where she is competing in the Australian when she learned of her selec Womens tennis has tended to be overshadowed by other sports on ly in Olympic and its nice to keep it at the to keep the torch Finishing third was track star Jackie Joyner with 126 follow ed by distance runner Grete Waltz of Norway with 99 world figure skating champion Debi 97 basket ball star Cheryl 87 and distance runner Ingrid Kristiansen of Briefly Demonstration preceeds flyfishing tournament A flyfishing demonstration will take place at the springfed pool in Landa Park at Friday before the flyfishing Jim Adams of Austin Angler will demonstrate flyfishing The for adults ages 19 and will last from 8 until 10 The tournament is sponsored by Lone Star Three teams tie in Elks Lodge tourney Three teams tied for first place in the Elks Lodge golf tournament on The team of Mike Sarah Delashmutt and Millie Hanson tied the team of Bill Bill Andy Lazarine and the team of Mike Jack John Reisbig and Maxine Reisbig for first Tied for fourth place was the team of Merl Gene Ma Fox and Linda Kinney and the team of Pave BUI Virgie Van Kleef and Boyer Lyle Kirk made the longest putt and Betty Drummand was nearest the Nearest to the center of fairway drives was won by Sarah Pdashmutt and Charlie Youth Soccer tryouts for Blue D team fryowts for the New Youth Soccer Club D1 select team will take place at on Satur day at FieW All youth soccer players born in the year 1977 are invited to For more contact MUte Downing at Blue C team hastryouts Tryouts for the New Braunfels Youth Soccer Club C select team will take place at on Sunday at the New Braunfels High School soccer All youth soccer players born in the year 1975 are invited to try For more contact Bob Thrift at Soccer awards day set for Monday The New Braunfels Youth Soccer will present trophies at the Civic Center beginning at 7 All players will receive a For more information call Charlotte Drury at Elks to have 15th hoopshoot competition New Braunfels Elks Lodge 2279 will be conducting a HoopShoot Con test on The freethrow shooting contest is for all boys and girls ages Contestant age group will be determined by their age as of April A shoot off for all that have not already competed in their schools will take place at New Braunfels Middle School on from until 4 The three boys and three girls in each age group with the best scores will advance to the area finals on 24 at New Braunfels High School Trophies will be awarded to the and third places in each division at toe area For owe information contact Steve Heynis at or call the New Braunfels Elks Lodge at New York secondary put in hot spot EAST AP The im ages are fairly recent and all involve wide Jerry Rice of the San Francisco 49ers breaking into the open after catching a Joe Montana pass and fumbling the ball at the New York 25 when he was headed for an apparent touchdown early in the NFC Gary Clark of the Washington Redskins running past New York cornerback Elvis Patterson twice in the NFC title game and both times dropping Jay Schroeder No Just potential big the kind John Elway and the Denver Broncos have been known to and could make in the Super Bowl on It all points to the alleged glaring weakness in the vaunted New York its Its the one area almost every Giants opponent has made the point of Look at our safety Kenny Hill Our line is composed of three guys who are basically All Our linebacker corps is called the best in the game of football with two All one guy who should be All Pro and another guy who is very When compared to these two its easy to see why were the supposed weak there is no question the defensive backs dont stack up against the Giants front The Big 7 of Leonard Jim George Martin on the front and Lawrence Harry Gary Reasons and Carl Banks behind are the best run defense in the limiting opponents to yards per In the past 24 no leading rusher on any opponent has been able to rush for 100 Broncos take practice indoors DENVER AP While a blizzard raged out the Denver Broncos prepared for the Super Bowl in their bubbletopped in door practice Following their 2320 AFC championship victory over the Broncos had Tuesday and Wednesday When they returned on they were greeted by 10 inches of fresh forc ing the team under Coach Dan Reeves called the light but spirited workout a good Three players who nursed minor injuries were held out of Thursdays onehour practice in Two starters linebacker Karl Mecklenburg and offensive guard Mark Cooper and backup offensive lineman Daniel Remsberg did not par Mecklenburg has a slightly hyperextend ed Cooper aggravated a foot and Remsberg has a twisted I just felt like they needed more Reeves said in explaining his decision to excuse the trio from the I feel sure theyll be ready to go by Tuesday when the Broncos begin fullscale workouts in California for their game with the New York The Broncos were scheduled to hold additional light workouts today and Theyll have Sunday and will fly to California on While the Giants primary image is one of a marauding the Broncos arent taking the New York offense lightly Reminded that Giants running back Joe Morris is supposed to be a more effective runner on ar tificial turf than on grass the Super Bowl sur Reeves I read some statistic that Morris averages 90 some yards on artificial turf and 70 yards on he Thats not much of a Hes a great runner on He has great vi sion and the ability to make people miss Scoreboard On the air FRIDAY Basketball Houston at 8 Boxing Frankie Randall A Martino in a lightweight 10 Track Field SunWst In 10 Americas Cup Challengers SATU8PAY NBWB Fastball Senior 1 Basketball Villanova at l Basketball Texas Tech at Texas Basketball Arkansas at 3 Basketball Virginia at Notre Golf PGA Bob Hope Chrysler Classic Third Hockey Washington at Basketball South Florida 10 Americas Cup Challengers Local sports Friday 5 Girls Basketball Canyon at New Braunfels 5 Boys Basketball Lockbart at Smithson 5 Girls Basketball Smithson Valley at 5 Boys Basketball New Braunfels at freshman at Academy Street JV at Canyon High 8 Boys Basketball Canyon at New Braunfels 10 Soccer New Braunfels at Roosevelt scrimmage 5 Soccer McCollum at Smithson Valley College Scores By The Associates Press EAST Josephs Bonaventure 73 Temple Penn 49 SOUTH Alabama LouMaaa 65 New Orleans Sam Houston 67 Nicholls Pan American 73 Carolina Wake Forest 67 MIDWEST pePaul 65 Indiana Wisconsin 65 Michigan Michigan St 70 Ohio Northwestern 59 Illinois W SOUTHWEST Oklahoma Kansas 74 FAB WEST Wasbingto 54 Diego 82 w Fresno Vegas Southern Cal 51 4 t Wyoming NSW Mexico
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