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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 26, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas Oilers want to take the offensive ttOUS6N AP The Houstdfl Oilers started last seasofi with a here w cetne and stop and most teams did just Cftach Jerry GianvUle wanted a nigged fUftiiiftg but his personnel was better suited of We need ta make you chase us ail over the field and try to find Glanvtlle said in assessing last years The Oilers closed out last season with four straight home victories and a 44 record in their final eight their best secondhalf finish since A passing attack featuring quick receivers Ernest Glvins and Drew Hill helped the lateSeason and its skill positions the Oilers will seek in Tuesdays NFL Mill and Glvins were the fourth most prolific Wide receiver combina tion in the NFL last catching 126 passes for yards and eight touchdowns to average yards per The Oilers have the eighth and 20th picks in the first round and two more selections in the second The Los Angeles Rams gave Houston their firstround pick as compensa tion for quarterback Jim and the Oilers got an extra second round pick from Detroit for tackle Harvey The Oilers have tried to improve through the draft during the six seasons that Ladd Herzeg has been general Five players from the 1988 draft made the Oilers club and 10 players from the 1985 draft still are members of the The Oilers and San Francisco are the only teams with two firstround selections this year and the Oilers have four selections among the first 36 more than any other NFL Besides a wide Glan vtiles wish list also includes a top linebacker and a defensive lineman with passrushing The Oilers open their season in the Astrodome 13 against the Fathers influence helps Bruce go fromSV to UNA IhSt ifxa f faeialjtx txltHzAi iii ii fci sit it 4 1 i i4 i i i i t I I 4 ff Kxt f Smithson Valley graduate Pat Bruce has helped the Univer sity of North Alabama to a 3171 Hsvtttg a father whd has played professional baseball would put pressure on the average little And with that father as your the pressure might seem But Pat firuce didnt see it that Now a senior pitcher for the University of North Bruce began playing baseball in his hometown of Canyotf in the shadow of his who pit ched for 17 years in the major But having his father as his little league coach never bothered In he feels It was one of the most positive influences In his 13 years of My dad never pushed me to play but it has always been my favorite said Once I decid ed I Wanted to play he began encouraging me and taught me everything he knew about He even threw batting pratice for me to work on my hitting and he hit me fungos so 1 could work on my But he always left it up to If I wanted to do he was ready to go every After pitching for 17 years with the Detroit the Houston Colt the Houston Astros and the Atlanta Bob Bruce retired in 1967 when Pat was just three years Even though Pat cant remember seeing his father pitch in the major he has benefited from his fathers baseball He began coaching me In little league and when I moved up a he would move Pat He taught me some of the but the way he improved in his career was just through hard work and thats what he stressed with Bob Bruce continued to assist as Pat moved up to the Smithson Valley High School baseball team as a Pat posted an 112 record and hit to lead the team to the district He was most valuable player in the district and later signed with Bee county Junior In his sophomore season there he pitched in the state junior college allstar gime and liter signed with North Alabama after ho and his father talked with the Lions1 head baseball Mike Both Agreed that Lane could help Pat with his pitching mechanics and perhaps enhance his chances at a major league baseball Bruce fashioned a 4M record with a earned run average and 37 strikeouts for UNA last season as the team finished And with the strides he has made over the last Bruce has moved Into an even more prominent role on the pitching staff this with a 51 record and a ERA as the Lions have rolled to a 3171 record and a 9 national ranking In the NCAA Division Coach Lane has helped me a lot with my curveball and fastball and has made me much more says 1 have more command of my pitches Bruce has been a leader on a UNA pitching staff that leads the Gulf South Conference with a team He has drawn the starting nod In crucial GSC games against TennesseeMartin and Delta State and pitched well each with a 31 record against con ference But even with the strides he has made over the last two Bruce still feels he has a way to go before he will have a shot at the major Id like lo get the chance to at least have a shot at pro fessional but right now Im thinking more about this he Ive still got a lot of work to do to try to continue to improve and help the We have the potential a long way this season but we have to try and stay up for every game and keep work Thats how weve gotten this Cowboys looking for everything but running backs in NFL draft IRVING AP The Dallas pick Ing higher in the NFL draft than they have in 23 need help in every position but running back to bolster a team that lost seven of its final eight games last Unless they swing a the Cowboys will be drafting from the 12th position I think we will get some very good players out of this particularly in the first Dallas scouting director Gil Brandt There are a lot of good linebackers and offensive and some defensive linemen who can The Cowboys need help in all three and throw in a a defensive and perhaps another wide receiver for good Even the quarterback position is far from with Danny Whites injured wrist and the soso performance of Steve Pelluer as a The forced departure of placekicker Rafael who pleaded guilty to Indecency with a 10yearold means Dallas might draft University of Texas placekicker Jeff Ward in later He is an excellent Brandt says of Of he will have to make the transition of kicking from a tee to kicking from the but we believe he can do The Cowboys are drifting away from their best athlete available theory of recent They moved up in the draft last year so they could draft for need by taking wide receiver Mike who was barely edged out in rookieoftheyear We want to find more competitive people like Sherrard in the Brandt Defensive coordinator Ernie Stautner hopes some of those competitive players end up in his defensive which showed signs of age In a 7 9 season that began with a 62 We have to get better in the defensive says Dallas Coach Tom We showed some wear and tear in there last We need for Kevin Brooks to make a big impact next year and to get some help from the Brandt says that even if the Cowboys draft a linebacker or defensive lineman in the first there still could be a good offensive lineman around in the second Landry has said the Cowboys are leaning toward defense on the first Its an area where we have to get some quick Landry Well just have to see how the draft goes Briefly Soccer clubs register on May May 9th Registration for the fall season for the Canyon and New Braunfels Youth Soccer clubs will take place from until 7 May 4 at the New Braunfels National Bank North Registration will also take place from 9 until 2 on May 9 at the Comal County All players wanting to return to teams they played with last year are urged to register to make sure space will be Teams in F and G divisions will play with fewer players per The registration fee will be per player until May After June fees will increase to per Youth soccer is for players ages Registration forms must be signed by a parent and new players must present certificates or other proof of An allgirls league is planned for the fall beginning with F ages 6 and The girls teams will play locally i within the MidCities Soccer Please let us know now if you are interested in a girls During the soccer association will offer high stitched soccer balls which carry a twoyear The balls retail for but the association will offer them for For more contact Ca nyon Director Wanda Lasater at 629 3490 or New Braunfels Registrar Charlotte Drury at 6251784 or New Braunfels Director Gaston Haupert at National Little League sets Opening Ceremony The New National Little League will have Opening Ceremom nies and a Fun Day on May 2 from 2 until8pm Local dignitaries will be present for the opening ceremonies After folks of all ages can test their talents at games of skill and chance Soft drinks and food will be available Come join the fun and support your favorite Little Coed volleyball tourney scheduled in June A Coed Volleyball tournament for B and C division teams will be part of the activities at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Churchs Summer This doubleelimination tourna ment will take place on June 1314 Registration deadline is June For more information call Robert Rodriquez at 6257300 or 6293379 Parks Department announces Vball info The New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Summer 87 Volleyball League will be accepting sponsors fees up until May 27 The cost is per team Player fees will be per player and the deadline for these fees is June This holds true for all four leagues the Womens B and C and theCoRec League play begins June in the 15 June 10 in the A June 11 in the C league and June 14 in Co Rec All games will be played at the Haymarket volleyball courts located on Comal Street and all games begin at p m For more information please contact Charlie Sandberg at 6255818 or go by the Parks office located in Landa one block from the entrance SV Sports Banquet May 11 at Civic Center The Smithson Valley High School AllSports Banquet will take place May 11 at the New Braunfels Civic Center Tickets will go on sale May l for each at the high school office Athletic Director Joe Matulich said that dinner will be served at 6 iO TRANSMISSION FLUID I FIITIR CHANGE p m followed by the program at p m Fighting Ranger and Fighting Rangerette awards will be presented to a senior in each and the James Worthy Memorial Award will be given to one football player In individual awards will be presented by Canyon Banquet slated for May 11 The date for the Canyon High School Athletic Banquet is May 11 at 7 p m To leave more time for the honor ing ot there will be no guest speaker Swim team practice now under way The New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Departments swim team practices began on Monday Masters and tri athlete workouts run from t a in until Ham Monday through Friday Youth workouts last from r p m until 7 p m Monday through Friday until school is at which time practices will run from 8 a m until HI a m Swim team fees are plus a season pass For more call Coach K Dallman at or the Parks Office at 625 Jazzercise classes offered at Memorial classes are being of fered through New Braunfels 1SD Community Kducation The classes meet on Wednesday and Thursdays from ti p in until 7 iu p m at Memorial Primary The sessions last for four The cost or one class a week is and VIM tor two classes a week For three classes a the cost is Participants can also choose to pay per clasu For more please call 629 3583 Complete Oil Change package in about Pennzoil or QS30 AUTOS 10 MINUTE STATE INSPECTION First aid class offered at McKenna The Comal County Chapter of the American Red Cross will be con ducting multimedia First Aid classes at the McKenna Hospital classroom on April 28 Class time is 610 First aid is required for Advanced Lifesaving and Lifeguarding Baseball collectibles on display May 3 in SA The San Antonio Sports Collettors Association will have its third Baseball Card and Sports Collectors Show of the year on May i from y am until 4 at the KconoLodge Airport at Loop 410 at San Pedro With the baseball season now in full a wide variety of collectibles and baseball cards from across the nation are being issued as promo lional many of which will be available at the show Admission lo the show is free and the public is invited to come and sell or trade their cards and sports For more information Call Robert 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