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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 15, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas Sports NeW fexas May Comal Countys finest compete in State today JC If Comal County will be well represented in Austin today UlLs state track meet and tennis Nine track and Held com petitors from the three local high schools and one tennis player from New Braunfels High School will compete today with sonic of the finest athletes in The day began this morning when Leigh Ann Forney began her quest for a state singles tennis ti The defending doubles cham pion played her first match at 11 and with a is scheduled to play a secondround match at 4 at the PennickAllison If Forney should win both of to days she will play in Saturdays finals at 11 The field portion of todays Class 4A track meet bewn at 1 with Canyons Scott Hennig competing in the pole Ca nyons Ken DAlfonso is taking part in the discus at 2 the same lime that Valleys Leslie McCoy is in the high The running events begin at with New Braunfels Dan Dorman running the 800 in the se cond Immediately following Dorman will be Canyons Scott Balmos and New Braunfels Kevin Walker in the 110 high Jeff Bryan will run for the Unicorns in the immediately followedby Walker in the 300 in termediate The final event of the night will be the mile with the Unicorn team of Barry Leon Walker and Bryan competing Seattle eliminates Rockets Olaj uwons play overshadowed by double OT defeat SEATTLE AP In the sweat glistening former soccer goalkeeper from Nigeria was truly But even Akeem The Dream at his brilliant best on the basketball wasnt enough to prevent the improbable Seattle Super Sonics from eliminating the Houston Rockets from the NBA playoffs 128125 in double overtime Thursday I went up to Akeem after the game and told him he was one of the greatest players Ive ever played Seattles Maurice Lucas He was We play with a lot of But I cant imagine anyone wanting to win as much as Akeem We played very well as a team but so did Olajuwon said Thats the name of the It was a very tough Despite a 25rebound performance that also featured six blocked shots in 53 emotion charged minutes by the 7foot the Sonics ousted the Rockets four games to two in the teams secondround playoff series and earned the dubious right to face the powerful Los Angeles Lakers in the Western Conference The Magic Johnsonled favored to win it all in the NBA this will host the underdog a 3943 regularseason at the Forum in Saturday at CDT and Tuesday and Games 3 and 4 will be played in the Seattle Col but the NBA wont set those dates until Fri Sonics spokesman Jim Rupp But even the prospect of having to play the Lakers could not diminish the ecstasy of knocking off the favored Rockets and their Twin Towers of Olajuwon and 74 Ralph This is the happiest moment of my said Dale who scored 36 points and put Seattle ahead with 52 seconds remaining in the second overtime I think were going to go all the On his field goal that turned out to be the game Ellis got the ball after Olajuwon blocked his shot and scored from under the basket to break a 125125 Ellis had tied the game for Seattle with a baseline jumper with Ellis also made a big play on defense at the partially blocking a long 3point attempt by Richard necessitated because Clemen Johnson scored the final Seattle point his only of the night on a free throw with five second re Andersons shot fell short and the buzzer Houston led 107102 with 55 seconds remaining in regulation play and it appeared likely the Sonics were going back to The Summit in Houston for a seventh game Saturday instead of going to Los There was a lot of doubt at that said Tom who led the Sonics with 37 But Ellis insisted he was not concerned about his teams fivepoint With 55 seconds to go and us down I called a timeout and told the guys in Its gut check he The guys came Ralph who scored 19 points and miss ed a key jump shot in the final had sent the game into a second overtime when he hit a free See Page 9A Meads lifts Houston over AAets By THE ASSOCIATED PR ESS HOUSTON Houston rookie reliever Dave Meads faced down the New York Mets on the field and then had to face his teammates in the locker A blue carpet of towels led to Meads locker in mock respect for his outstanding performance against the Theyre just giving the rookie a hard Meads Its all a part of the Meads had just pitched 2 23 scoreless innings to help the Astros beat the New York Mets further solidifying his position with the A stuffed vulture doll was perched on Meads part of a welcoming up by fellow reliever Larry several moments of teasing Anderson finally said by the nice i came on in the seventh inning with the score tied at a runner on second base and one He struck out Keith in tentionally walked Kevin McReynolds and then struck Dar ryl Strawberry to end the A grounder by Glenn Davis in eighth inning scored Billy Doran from third giving the Mels their fifth 1run loss on their current road The road trip got even worse for New York when both Mookie Wilson and pitcher Terry Leach fered Wilson suffered a bruise on his right tricep muscle when he was hit i by a pitch from Aurelio Lopez in the I seventh I Houstons Alan Asnby singled off Leachs knee cap in the eighth inn I inB i Yankees Rangers 1 NEW YORK Don Mattingly refused to gel excited over one i After the game in he hit his first grand slam MatUngly spoke more about the art of hitting a One atbat doesnt change the Meads previous 35 terrible he doesnt pull you out of a Its just a a step in the right seven for his last 37 and still batting just hit his homer in the fourth innng powering New York to its 14lh victory in 16 home games with a deci sion over It was New Yorks first victory in four tries against the Rangers this year and snapped Texas fourgame winning With the Yankees already ahead by three Ranger starter Edwin loaded the bases by allowing a oneout single to Joel Skin ner and consecutive walks to Rickey Henderson and Willie Randolph before being replaced by lefthanded reliever Mike Orioles Royals 3 Bret Saberhagen knows which majorleague stadium has the shortest distance down the Just ask I know why the Orioles lead in home If I played 1 could hit 10 home Saberhagen said after getting his first loss of the season as playing at home in Memorial beat Kansas City American League By The Associated Press East Division W L GB New York 22 12 Milwaukee 20 11 Toronto 20 12 1 Baltimore 16 18 6 Boston 15 18 Detroit 13 19 8 Cleveland 11 23 11 Wast Division W L GB Seattle 19 15 Kansas City 17 14 Vi California 18 16 1 Minnesota 17 17 2 Oakland 16 17 Texas 14 17 3Vi Chicago 11 20 Thursdays Games New York Texas 1 Baltimore Kansas Cily 3 Chicago Cleveland 3 Toronto Minnesota 4 Todays Games Cleveland Swindell at Detroit IKjpg Texas IWitl 11 at Chicago IDotson Boston IHurst 43 at Minnesota Berenguer 1 In Milwaukee INieves 21 at Kansas City Jackson n Baltimore Bell 41 at California Sutton n Toronto Johnson 13 at Oakland Plunk n New York Hudson 50 at Seattle Morgan 3 In National League By The Associated Press East Division W L GB Louis 18 13 Chicago 19 14 Pittsburgh 15 16 3 Montreal 15 18 4 New York 14 18 Philadelphia 12 20 6 West Division W L GB Cincinnati 22 12 San Francisco 21 13 1 Houston 19 14 Los Angeles 19 16 Atlanta 17 17 5 San Diego 8 28 15 Thursdays Games Pittsburgh San Diego 3 Cincinnati Montreal 9 Philadelphia Atlanta 4 Houston New York 4 i Todays Games i Atlanta Puleo Q0 at Pittsburgh Taylor Los Angeles Valenzuela 41 at Montreal Tibbs n San Francisco Krukow 13 at New York Fernandez n San Diego Whitson 44 at Philadelphia IRawley n Chicago Maddux 22 at Houston Darwin 2 n Cincinnati Power 311 at Louis Cox n Reds Expos For the second straight night and third time this Cincinnati surged back from a deep hole to beat the This the Reds scored five runs with two outs in the ninth inning for a 109 victory Thurs day Pirates Padres 3 Pittsburgh continued its torrid hit ting against the who have lost eight of their last nine games despite averaging 52 runs a game over that San Diego is the worst record in the and 315 on the Phillies Braves4 Mike Schmidt and Juan Samuel had tworun homers and Jeff Stone singled in the winning run in the seventh Blue Jays Twins 4 Lloyd Moseby and Tony Fernandez drove in four runs each and Toronto ripped 20 hits in routing The Blue Jays ripped four pitchers for season highs in runs and hits and beat the Twins for the ninth straight White Sox Indians 3 Carlton Fisk singled home the win ning run with one out in the ninth inn ing as host Chicago defeated Cleveland and ended a sevengame losing Donnie Hill drew a leadoff walk in the ninth from Rich and Oz zie Guillen Fisk then singled off Ernie New Braunfels post Suzanne Byrne signed a letterofintent to continue her basketball career at Texas Lutheran College in Seguin on With Byrne are Lady Bulldog Coach Lana Urbanek and Unicorn Coach Patsy Photo by Deryl Clark UT has advantage at S WC tournament Sports World Colonial 2nd round delayed FORT WORTH AP Heavy overnight rain flooded portions of the Colonial Country Club course Friday and forced a delay in the start of the second round of the Colonial National In vitation Secondround play was to start at 8 but was delayed until Tournament officials said about four inches of rain flooded some fairways and and made the course unplayable early j The forecast called for possible showers thundershowers in the jpacm Person Rookie of Year INPIANAPOLJS AP Chuck Person just wanted the respect of fans and opposing players when he pape to the NBA test year as the firsi romd djaft Pick of ladima nrninet tha Persons name was booed by Indiana fans when he was drafted as a surprise pick by General Manager Donnie but he soon turned jeers to cheers as he became the teams leading scorer and clutch player Person started 78 games and averaged points a game as the Pacers went 4141 in the regular Person is the third NBA Rookie of the Year coached by Jack Ramsay also coached BuHalos Bob McAdoo in 1973 and Ernie Richardson not reinstated NEW YORK AP The NBA refused to reiastate MicheaJ Ray Richardson despite Richardsons contention that his former drug counselor caused hip to relapse into cocaine use and resulted in his bm from the NBA RiVharfeon was banned for lite by the NBA on after testing positive mcawe for the third tiroeUnder the leagues player gets two chances then js although he can apply for after two ftlchifdspn haj sjflee filed a against hjs former drug eiajjnifli tyat mtandig paused tbf Cryptoclearances didnt want to be i The luck of the post position draw Thursday gave the comefrombehind son of Fappiano the outside post where it should be easier to avoid traf fic Im happy with trainer Scotty Schulhofer a lot better than If I got the 1 pill Id think they were gang ing up on In the 2 Cryptoclearance left from the 1 post and was quickly pinched in along the rail by the heavy traffic oC 17 horses before rally ing to finish fourth Cryptoclearajvce was the preikness ear ly third choice iit 72 behind Kentucky Perby wta ner m4 Perby Bet rumors a hoax PALLAS AP A forraer Soythern UniyersijTy skOfisi says Ofi AUSTIN AP The Texas Longhorns should have the llth an nual Southwest Conference baseball tournament all wrapped up on the strength of friendly surroundings that if the trend in recent tour naments holds In the past four the host team of the tournament has taken the championship at three different with Texas winning in both 1983 and Last Texas hosted and won a weathershortened tourna while Arkansas captured the 1985 championship in The last visiting squad to win a tour nament was the 1982 Longhorn which defeated Houston 105 in the finals at College Todays action starts at CRT when meets Texas The Raprbacks will start junior lefthander John while the Aggies will send senior righthander Gary to the In regular the Roorbacks swept the Aggies in three IB the secpjM game of the doujble which is scheduled to Start it 7 will face The konghojnj WM witji jujjlojrigjitadfr Curt whj his nott in it decisions in 1987 m4 has a rw The wiM eomter with junior righthMder Woody who jjpjt fee the starttog LpjagljornJ tjje pmes Airing the regular whose Aggies are ranked They are the team the nation whether they are playing at The Cougars will be the first to test the homefield Playing Texas in front of that crowd will be a real test of our skills and said Cougar Coach Bragg Most people dont realie but the reijljy helps themIf you dont concentrate on what youre there you cajn definitely be Arkansas Coach Norm whose team second in the regular season stifldingi by only one game anji is ranged fpjjrtb ifl the are the teapi to to fee tbj biised upon Mt playing fee But U i teain way jpajrry toenj tiffflM meat I can see any team w We 4 T w torn Mm Is tog tbajt 1 sjij to jbyjye its going to pAayed us toujgb here pXeof wsfife 1 e cojjcejrn ed witb ow piayers
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