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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 10, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas Sports PiqiI Herald-Z#rf imp New Braunfels. Texas Tuesday, March IO, 1967 SV defeats Canyon, 3-1 Rangers nearing title By TOM LABINSKI Sports Editor Smithson Valley inched one step closer to winning the District 26-5A soccer title Monday night by edging Canyon 3-1 at Ranger Stadium. Smithson Valley has a two-game lead over New Braunfels. The Rangers have two games remaining while New Braunfels has three. Smithson Valley can clinch the district title on Saturday with a win against the Tivy Antlers in Kerrville. Smithson Valley opened up a 2-0 halftime lead against the Cougars at halftime and stretched it to 3-0 before Canyon got on the board with 15 minutes left in the game. Although the Cougars kept the Rangers from generating many scoring opportunities, Smithson Valley capitalized on the chances it did get. “We didn’t create many opportunities. They played a tight defense,'' said Ranger Coach Larry Schaffer. “We were a little sluggish. The guys played well in that they did what they had to do.” Apolinar Sanchez opened the scoring 25 minutes into the game. After a free kick near the Canyon goal, the ball got lost in a pile of players in front of the net. From the tangle of legs, the ball squirted free to Apolinar, who drilled the ball off a Cougar player and into the goal. Five minutes later, Sanchez had his second goal of the game, taking a midfield pass from Joel Baker and outmaneuvering the Cougar goalie. “Except for a couple of mistakes. I thought we played well,” said Canyon Coach Steve Quell. “Those shots they scored on were just good shots. We didn’t give them much after that.” The score remained 2-0 at the midway point of the second half, then Baltasar Sanchez rifled in a shot from 20-yards out to put Smithson Valley up by three._ District 26-5A Soccer standings DISTRICT Team VV L T Smithson Valley 8 I 1 New Braunfels 5 I 3 Clemens 4 2 2 Boerne 2 3 3 Canyon 2 5 2 Hays I 5 I Kerrville Tivy 0 7 2 Saturday s Gamas Smithson Valley 2. New Braunfels 2 Canyon 2, Kerrville Tivy 0 Boerne at Hays Monday’s Games Smithson Valley 3. Canyon I Today's Games New Braunfels at Hays Clemens at Boerne Three minutes after that, Apolinar Sanchez narrowly missed his third hat trick of the season when his shot following a breakaway narrowly missed the right side of the net. The Cougars scored near the end of the match when Victor Rodriguez and Jody Kneupper passed back and forth down the field following a direct kick from the Cougar end. Rodriguez put the finishing touches on the play by lifting the ball into the net from close range. With the victory, Smithson Valley improves its record to 11-2-1 on the season and 8-1-1 in district play. Canyon falls to 3-8-2 on the year and 2-5-2 in district. After their game in Kerrville on Saturday, the Rangers have non-district home game on March 17 against Victoria and wind up the season by hosting Hays on March 21 Canyon’s final three games are at home against Hays on Saturday, at Clemens on March 17 and at home against Boerne on March 21 New Braunfels, fighting with Clemens for the runner-up spot, will visit Hays today at 4:30 pm., then meet Clemens head-to-head at 2 pm Saturday at New Braunfels Middle School. The Unicorns are 5-1-3 in dsitrict play while the Clemens Buffaloes are 4-2-2. Documents reveal Yeoman doled out $ HOUSTON (API — University of Houston boosters raised money so former head football Coach Bill Yeoman could give up to $500 cash to some players depending on need, according to a school memorandum that quotes a booster. The memorandum, released Monday, details information from businessman Frank Terry which conflicts w i th a recent report from Yeoman, in which the former coach said he occasionally gave players money for humanitarian reasons, but never more than $35. The documents were compiled during an in-house investigation by the Houston law firm of Udell, Sapp and Zively. The probe was launched in response to allegations that Yeoman and his assistant coach violated National Collegiate Athletic Association rules by paying players. Yeoman resigned last fall after heading the Cougars’ program for 25 years He is now a special assistant to University President Richard Van Horn in charge of athletic fund-raising Yeoman said recently he would have no further comment on the allegations. Terry, who served as president of the intercollegiate athletic council for the school and also headed a Baytown-area booster group, is quoted in the report as saying he could not prove any of the transactions. But he said “the coaches kept asking for $1,000 here and there.” The first time Terry said he gave Yeoman money was prior to the 1982 or 1983 season, when he turned over $3,000 from about eight boosters. “The way the system worked was that all of the players who came in early got between $250 and $500 depending on need The money was given at practice in cash to Yeoman, and was subsequently distributed to the players,” Terry told investigators On another occasion, Terry was asked to collect money and got about $4,000 from about six boosters. “This money was then paid to the players who were living at the Holiday Inn un Baytown) while working during August This money was in addition to money given to the players as compensation for summer jobs and wages they were owed rn connection with work for the Holiday Inn, ” the memorandum said N B sweeps tennis meet New Braunfels' Gayle Cerrato Heft) and Stephanie Leyh won the varsity girls doubles competition (Photo b\ I eslie Knewaldt). New Braunfels' varsity tennis team defeated 15 other teams to win its own tournament over the weekend. The Unicorns took first place with 27 points on Saturday. Taylor finished second with 14 points and Seguin, Uvalde and Judson finished in a three-way tie for third with nine points. John Hernandez of New Braunfels won the varsity boys singles with a 6-0, 6-2 victory over Seguin’s Ace Horan. In girls singles, Unicom l^eigh Ann Forney defeated Boerne’s Nicole Woods 7-5, 6-2 in one senufinal while Rachel Fomev bested Uvalde’s Crist I Uudd 3-6, 6-0, 6-3 All four semifinalists make up the top four girls singles players in Texas New Braunfels swept the varsity doubles bracket as well In the boys division. Chns Ray and Jonathan (’lark defeated Taylor s team of Collman-Krueger 6-4. 5-7,6-1 In girls play, New Braunfels’ Gayle Cerrato and Stephanie Ireyh knocked off Taylor’s team of Winkler-Johnson 6-2.2-6,6-2. In addition, the Unicorns’ team of Stephanie Riedel and Wende Walker were also semifinalists Th** junior varsity and freshmen teams were combined ui the tour nament. won by the Unicorns with 32 points Judson was second with 18 points. I candor third with 17 and I lax s fourth with 13 points New Braunfels’ Sheri Langabeer lost to Hays' Michelle Jannone 6-2,1-6, 6-0 in the girls singles finals. The top Unicorn boy was Mike Richter who advanced to the semifinals. New Braunfels’ team of Kimberley and Kayci Kahler defeated Canyon’s team of Williams-Aniol 6-0,6-1 to take the doubles crown. Ricky Robinson and Adam Taylor were the top JV Unicom boys doubles team, advancing to the semis Unicorns won both singles divisions among the freshmen Todd Bergquist bested Kevin Hueita of Taylor 6-0.6-2 in the boys finals while Adrienne Isley downed Read of lcander 6-2. 6-1 rn the girls finals New Braunfels’ Jacque Coley also advanced to the semifinals The Unicorns swept th** freshman doubles as well Two Unicorn teams advanced to the finals in the girls division th** team of Tami Herring and Jessica Michaels and the team of Klise Brumbelow and I .aura Schwas New Braunfels team of Keegan Artlike and John Hartman won th** boys doubles with a 6-0. 4-6. 6-2 victory over lcander s team of Watson-Hartman Hie Unicorns will take th** week ut! for spring break, then resume plav on March IT at Madison at 3 p rn After a tournament at Kerrv ille Tivv on March 20-21. the Unicorns return home for a dual match against Round Rock on March 24 Surprises Three SWC teams make NCAA tournament DAU .AS (AP) A year ago. the Southwest Conference figured it would get three invitations to the NCAA Tournament and received one This year. the SWT’ received a $400,000 surprise from the NCAA Selections Committee three teams in the 64-school field instead of one Texas A&M. Texas Christian and Houston received the coveted bid after it was fear* ! ti : * would In* only one SWC representative Fail school receives $200,000 for a first-round game w ha h it must share w ith its SWC bretheren Two weeks ago most SWC coaches were convinced that regular season champion TCC would be the only school lo get an invitation Then tin-eighth-seeded Texas Aggies came along, upset the Homed I* rugs, Texas Tech. and Baylor to win the SWC Post-Season Basketball Classic and earn an automatic bid TCU, with 23 victories including road triumphs over I SU and Oklahoma, did indeed get an N( AA bid as the fourth seed in the Fast Regional Tin* Horned Frogs will play Marshall at ll 07 a Mi on Thursday The Aggies take on Duke at I 37 p rn on Thursdav in the Midwest Regional first round game in Indianapolis ria* biggest .shocker of all was the Houston Cougars, who also were invited to the NCAA tournament The Cougars had 18 victories but lust to Bay lur iii the semifinals of the SWC Classic It took Washington s loss Sunday afternoon to l’C|.A to seal the »>4th and last bld for Ilk* Cougars. who had a road victory over TCU and a triumph over New (irleans ,»top 20 team, to their credit The Cougars meet Kansas at I 37 p in Friday in the first round of tin* Southeast Regional al Atlanta Baylor Coach Gene Iba was steamed his Bears who lost to AAM in Un- Classic finals, didn t get an NCAA invitation Ravlor also had 18 vie tones and whipped Houston three times this season The Bears received a consolation prize along with the* Arkansas Razorback*. in th** form *■( a National Invitation Tournament tierth It s flare! t») be flappy but w** have lo ta- flappy alii >ut this,’ said I ba I don I think there is any better thing for our team It s been 37 years Baylor hasn t tieen in a liaskcthaU playoff game suice tile 1950 V AA Tournament in which it reached The Final Four The Boars will he at Arkansas-1 attle Rink at 7 05 pm Thursday while Arkansas hosts Arkansas *tale at 7 30 p in H rntav Houston Coat h Pat Foster said it was a shame Bay lor didn’t get into the NCAA tournament I c an understand flow Bay lor nught react and I wouldn't even want to debate th* issue. ’ Foster said “I was pleased to say die least The SWC haven’t had three teams in tile NCA A tournament sun e Southern Methodist. Arkansas and Texas Tech made it in 1964 198. Official says some better teams stay home KANSAS CITY, Mo AP) As many as 15 of the 64 teams in th* NCAA Basketball Tournament probably wouldn’t la* there if quality of play were the only criteria, one member of the selection committee said Year in and year out. there are probably 15 or so 14 those (29i automatic qualifiers who would fie among the* best 64 teams rn tile country, and about 15 or so who would not,” said Jim Delany, commissioner of the Ohio Valley Conference ' lf oui sol** purpose was to select the t>#*st 64 teams, there would tie no more than eight or nine c onferences that would get teams in But would it be healthy for basketball to go seven or eight deep in one-powerful conference and exclude entirely a lesser conference that is trying to emerge'* I don’t think so ” Delany and the other eight members of the selection conuiuttee virtually put themselves in quarantine in a luxury hotel suite in Kansas City last weekend Assisted by NC AA staff members Tom Jern-stedt and Dave Cawood, tile) emerged late Sunday afternoon with a bracket brimming with controversial decisions Th** field includes Fairfield. 15-15, Idaho State. 15-15, and Penn. 13-13 but not New Mexico. 25-9. St Umis. 24-9, and Akron. 218 The best 64 teams in the country Cif tours** not, says lielany We weren’t trying to select the best 64,” Delany said “What we've probably got is the best 50 Jernstedt,    NCAA    assistant executive direc tor fur championship event*, noted that Fairfield, hiaho State and Penn were among the 29 teams that qualified automatic ally by virtue of winning conference championships or tournaments Prominent among this Nears uninvited is louisville ding NCAA basketball 18-14, were excluded everybody else in I Inference The defen-champton*. along with Metro Con*Milwaukee prevents late Phoenix rally to win Bv the associated press Don Nelson is looking for the right combination to keep the Milwaukee Bucks from blowing games down the stretch of the NBA’s close Central Division race. On Monday night, at least, he found it. “I’ve got to get the best I can out of the club,” Nelson said after Milwaukee’s 118-110 victory over Phoenix. “When I coach, I’m going to play the players who are playing the best and who will keep us in the race.” Stung by a one-point loss to Utah in the Bucks’ last home game after they led by 17, Nelson got strong closing performances from Jack Sikma, John Lucas and Terry Cummings to beat the Suns. Sikma had eight points, Lucas seven and Cummings six in the fourth quarter as the Bucks kept the Suns from making a successful rallyLakers 136, Clippers 114 The visiting Lakers increased their record against teams with losing records to 268 as Byron Scott hit ll of 12 shots and scored 30 points against the Clippers. The Clippers, losers of five straight, were paced by Mike Woodson with 23 points before he was ejected with two technical fouls in the fourth quarter. Teammate Benoit Benjamin also was assessed a pair of technical fouls and was ejected. The leakers posted their 13th victory in 15 games against their crosstown rivals since the Clippers moved to I .os Angeles from San Diego at the start of the 1984-85 seasonHawks 108, Bulls 103 Atlanta won its seventh straight game as Kevin Willis scored 30 points and Dominique Wilkins 27 against Chicago. Willis, Wilkins and Glenn Rivers, who had 22 points and ll assists, combined for all of the Hawks’ points in a 10-2 streak late rn the game that gave them the lead for good Michael Jordan had 31 points.Pacer* 107, Jazz 102 WtSTtHN COM I MIM I Midwest Division John Ixing scored 42 points, including 12 straight in one stretch of the fourth quarter, when the Indiana Pac ers outscored Utah 32-17. Utah was led by Darrell Griffith with 27 points and Karl Malone with 24 points and 17 rebounds NBA By Th* Associated Pre** I ASTERN CONFERENCE Deltas ti 22 t>39 Ut an 33 28 bdl 6 Hi Olton 32 2V S2b 7 Den ye. 2b JO 4IQ 14 Sa' Antonu 22 19 S01 17 Sa< t amatito Pacific Division 19 41 317 19 • LAI ak en, 4« 14 7/4 Portland iH 24 b1 3 IO Seattle 12 30 SIB it) Golden State JO 3? 4*4 IM Ptvoenn 24 1/ 393 23 i L A Clippers IO 49 169 36 i r Atlantic Division W I Pct GB * Boston 4b 16 738 Washington 32 27 S42 12 Philadelphia 33 28 S41 12 New York 20 41 328 2b New Jersey Central Division IC 44 26/ 28 > De ti oil 39 20 661 Atlanta 40 21 666 Milwaukee 39 24 619 2 Chicago 32 28 633 7W Indiana 29 32 4 76 ll Cleveland 23 38 377 17 • i lint tv#ll pieyntt *4)01 Monday a Game* Atlanta HIH. C» ay <03 Indiana 107 Uta'i 102 Milwaukee 118 Pt tOeniS 110 I A lakers I 36 I A Clipper 114 Today a Gamae Washington at Ne* jeiyey Philadelphia at Cleveland Detroit at Na* York Seattle at Houston Atlanta at San Antonio D*ny«i at I A Lake's Sacramento at Golden State Byron Scott leads Laker victory ;

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