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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 4, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas I Sports New Texas September District teams mostly favored to take openers To high school football players and today is a sacred day the Beginning of the All nine District 134A teams are in action with one of the three local teams playing at What could be one of the best games tonight involving a 134A team will be Uvalde at Kerrville Many district coaches think Tivy could be the favorite for the 134A crown this while Uvalde has won District 144A two years in a The game will mark coaching debuts at both schools Donnie Laurence at Tivy and Mike William son for the According to the Harris Rating Uvalde is ranked 14th in the state while the Antlers are listed at Last year the Owls blanked Tivy but the Antlers are now a much more ex perienced Harris picks Uvalde by 11 in Defending cochampion Samuel Clemens hosts San Antonio Central The Buffaloes have seven alldistrict players in cluding 235pound defensive tackle Steve Hoffman and 205pound middle linebacker Michael Clemens is a solid bet to be among the teams competing for the 134A Harris lists the Buffaloes as a 9point Clemens won last years contest which led the race most of last again opens at home against Boerne Coach Jack Moss spent last weekend in the hospital after falling ill during last weeks but an official at the school said he returned to work on Tuesday and will be coaching at Fridays The Greyhounds the Royals 270 last year for their first of five This Boerne Is a It will be a brand new Fredericksburg team taking the field tonight In Hondo to face an Owl team with 10 returning Tailback Derrick Dietrich is a threat every time he touches the and the Billies give him plenty ol chances to carry Hondo won the game 2513 last year In This year the Billies are an 8point Two upandcoming teams will clash in Mountain City tonight as Hays hosts Class 3A The Apaches have a new Calvin who last season guid ed 2A Shiner to the state Hays has 14 starters returning from a team that came very close to pulling off a few major upsets last The Rebels won last years game 350 and are an 8point pick Lockhart and Luling resume their tradtional this time with the Lions having the host The Eagles may be stronger in 1987 with 12 starters but managed only one win last Lockhart returns a large group of starters as and should improve its 28 record under secondyear coach Terry The Lions won last years game 188 and are an 11 point pick to win again this Among the local Canyon is the lone team playing at home as it faces Austin Westlake for the fourth straight After finishing 82 last season and still missing the the Cougars will be even more hungry this Westlake faces a tough Class 5A schedule and will be hardpressed to win many games this The Chaparrals will also be looking to avenge last years Bar When the district football teams take the field theyll be playing for keeps in the season Photo by Deryl Clark ris rates the game as deadlocked New Braunfels travels to Seguin to continue the states longest annual football These two teams have been going at it since with the Unicorns holding the edge in this Braunfels will try to establish its running game against a defense which features 220pound Rodney a SWC candidate at defensive The Unicorns have not lost to since and won last years contest The Matadors are a iu point underdog this year Smithson Valley will try to snap its ISgame losing streak against San Antonio Southside In a game which has been moved to Somerset The Rangers hold a sie and numbers edge against the and a win or Smithson Valley could propel the team to a strong start in um Southside held off a late Ranger rally last year to win lil l This year the Cardinals and Rangers are listed as a tossup Sox down Texas By THE ASSOCIATEDPRESS CHICAGO Floyd Bannister felt but the Texas Rangers felt they were attacked by a big backed by a good scattered eight hits over 7 2 3 innings and struck out nine batters Thursday night as the Chicago White Sox blitzed the Rangers walked none en route to his third straight Bobby Thigpen finished the game for his eighth Its one of those years when you feel snakebit from the and the bite just keeps getting moaned Texas Manager Bobby whose club has lost three of its last four Bannister might have felt the same way in when he was But he has won eight of his last 11 I felt the most important thing for me to do was go out and pitch quality he 1 felt comfortable out there it was a good defensive Brewers Royals 2 Greg Brock had four drove in three runs and scored three times as Milwaukee defeated Kansas completing a threegame sweep of the host Chris allowed four struck out seven and walked none in seven Chuck Crim pitched two hitless innings in relief for his eighth Tigers Indians 1 When Walt Terrell is asked to ex plain his success at his reply isnt exactly American League 9y The Associated Press East Division W L GB Detroit KII 5J jot Toronto f4 J4 l New York 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Philadelphia lUiffin lit n at San Francisco i Hatnmaker i n Terrell pitched a sixhitter and Lou Whitaker and Kirk Gibson hit home runs as Detroit beat Cleveland 31 Thursday The victory increas ed the firstplace Tigers lead to games over idle Toronto in the American League walked two and struck out four en route to his eighth complete game He improved Ins home record to 112 this year and since coming to the Tigers from the New York Mets for Howard Johnson prior to ihe 1983 season On the road Terrell is 1225 as a Tiger He doesnt notice the however Im tired of hearing 1 pitched ter on the Terrell 1 wish you guys i reporters would drop that Ive been consistent Thats all 1 can say Ive pitched some very good games on the road and got no There were no games played in the National League on Thursday Cleveland Hoc Kdwards thinks he has figured out why Terrell is so tough at home i think tinHung about Terrell is lies able to keep the ball away nun ledhanded hitlers here Kdwards said He makes them hit t io cenier field where IM diet lamot Like roach s got to hit it out of the park in Held to get it over Lemon s bead bere and thats 1 In eel Lenam t all ie Whitaker bit homer ami Ciibson his bold ru pilches u the Alan Tramiml 4 for i doubled and roied on single by Uarnll Kvaiis for a Detroit lead against Kub Yett was upset because he thought he had Whitaker struck out on cheeked swing but the umpire mien H a ball and Whitaker tin next pitch Twins Red Sox 1 Al Newman walked with the base loaded with one one in the lutb a Minnesota beat HoMon at the The game wa scoreless until Hit ninth inning Kd liomero pu Boston ahead with a sacrifice fly and Kirby Puckett homered with two outs to tie the score in the Twins half With one out in the ienc Larkm doubled off Wes and Handy Bush was given an inteiv tional walk Gardner then walked pinchhitter Hoy Smalley before walking Newman on five pitches Keith pitched one in ning of scoreless relief for the who increased their lead in be AL West to two games over idle Oakland Astros Hatcher suspended 10 days HOUSTON AP Billy Hatcher is in the midst of a nightmare but hes thinking of a pleasant National League President Bart Giamatti suspended Hatcher Thursday for 10 days without pay for using an illegal bat in Tuesday nights game against I hope we win the and play in the World Series and they check every one of my bats and have to say theyre all Hatcher said Thursday Ill tell you straight out that 1 didnt know the bat was Hatcher People are going to believe what they want to I cant get in side their heads and make them believe the Hatcher earlier told General Manager Dick Wagner that he would not appeal auy suspension but Thursday night the outfielder said an appeal was not out of the If Hatcher he would be able to play un til a hearing could be arranged and the Astros start a threegame series at home with the first place San Francisco Giants on I am not concerned about Billy Hatcher right Im only concerned about the Hat cher If its best for me to appeal and play against the Giants and thats what well Hatcher said a decision on a possible appeal would be made today in a meeting with Wagner and Its just a matter of do they want me to do my 10 days now or Hatcher Hatcher continued to maintain his saying he picked up relief pitcher Dave Smiths batting practice bat because he had broken several of his own Ive used bats of other teammates Hat cher If my bat doesnt feel right on a certain I might use Bill Dorans Sometimes I need a thicker handle and sometimes i like it Astros owner John McMullen and Manager Hal Lanier dont think the punishment fits the Its McMullen Its clearly a violation of the rules and if you make a mistake like that you have to pay the You may disagree with the extent of but you have to admit its Giamatti also fined Lanier in connection with the saying the manager was responsible for the McMullen said Lanier should not be fined if Philadelphia Manager Lee Elia was not fined when Phillies pitcher Kevin Gross was suspended 10 days after sandpaper was discovered in his Strike looms closer in NFL NEW YORK AP The NFL and its players union have moved a little closer to the second strike in five years after a new Impasse over what was expected to be a secondary issue in the talks protection for player While both sides said they would continue to work towards a settle the first direct negotiations since 14 broke off Thursday after Gene the unions ex ecutive said he wanted to make pay protection for player reps the first issue to be taken up Jack the executive direc tor of the Management call ed that a smokescreen and return ed to New ending the negotia tions that had taken place for hours Wednesday at an undisclosed site In the Washington The contract between the league and its union expired the same day the unions executive com mittee set an undisclosed date for a walkout The strike which will be presented next Tuesday to the player is reportedly either the second or fourth week of the regular which begins Sept Both Ipstiaw and 1 Ionian indicated that some progress was made Wednesday on issues Ipshaw said werent They in cluded such things as meal money and moving and travel And Donlan agreed to get back In touch with Upshaw during the weekend after preparing a com prehensive management This Is not one of these jam It down your throat take It or leave It Donlan But this is the framework for But who characterized the talks as on said he was concerned that Donlan would also send the proposal to the teams to give to their Individual a move Donlan conceded he was likely to do Upshaw characterized that as another attempt to break the the major impasse was over the player reps which developed when Coach Raymond Berry of the New Kngland Patriots informed Brian his starting offensive left that he could either retire or be traded who had announced he would retire at the end of the season is a union vice president who had ap peared the previous evening on na tional television as a union spokesman IVnlan Several hours later Hollowa was traded to the Los Angeles Haiders Local capsules Chaparrals Cougars Matchup Austin pm LaM year Canyon Last week This week is he season opener or both learns Game Seven points has been the widest margin o in the three previous meetings and in the last two years the Mnmng margin has been one point Canyon is working on i game streak from lust sear and hopes to carry that momentum into the season 1 he Cougars are very deep in the backfieki Out liok for itavor quarterback Steven Summers to throw and often Uestiake Kgins Misinc 1i week As as the Chaps be are in a district and will nase a difficult time unpnv last record Jimmy to run the wnere he h I the choice of pitching the IM11 to tailback 1 Schenck 1 I I t i i to watch When Schenk and how they fare defensue ends and linebackers i a lion and ma be ulnei ll to lake some piessure off i the ball arountl the corner on he ougars tiacks Jimmy i hail Austin I Mulhollai andc o tinbai up n the firt downs I Summets tll imiuvt enugh ox alnc in nmse the ball Unicorns Matadors Matchup New Hraunfels limorns o at Stum s n p 111 Last year New Hraunteis 11 Last weekThis week is the season opener lor teams Game notus These teams went in opposite onections as the I weie 1J 2 state semlfinahsts and the were winless m hi games This year the I nicorns an almost entirel new squad and are improving each day The Matadors have the tools to make some head way back iiiio respectability and apparetUh are changing their entire al tack If their scrimmages weie am indication the Matadors will fill the an witii footballs and provide a challenge to a soung Imcorn Coach Jiii Streely said the Imeorns may go to the pass times but still intend to slay a run oriented attack Players to waich For the the arm of ijuailerback Mark Heilandislbe key to the game If Heilandcan lake advantage of thegixd but green Imeorn secondary of safeties and Uiidiuy Holland and corners Jell Bryan and Knc that may spell trouble for the Cmconib Matador centei defensive end Hodney Smith ii may be the best player from either team on the field tonight New Imcorn quarterback Chad Schneiders lole as a passer may increase in un portance if the urns ground game sputters Rangers Cardinals Matchup Smithson Valley Hangers mO vs San Antonio Suulbside Cardinals iu0iat Somerset High 7 m Last year Southside Valley 11 Last week This is the season opener for both teams Game notes Both teams arc attempting to rebound from sub par seasons last year The Cardinals won three games and the Rangers The Cardinals are a small team according to their scrim have not shown one player to be a game breaker type The Hangers have improved steadily in workouts and in their scrimmages and have a good balance of size and speed The Hangers intend to keep the ball on the ground and control the game with the run Players to watch For the a new offensive line must perform well to keep the team on the run Gawain Welz is a 245 pound junior that will be the strongside Bubba a 180pound senior will be the quick tackle on the opposite side of James Leinneweber is the quick guard in the Hanger offensive scheme as well as a lopnotch linebacker on defense The Hangers will look to newcomer tailback Steve Smith to find the holes the Hanger linemen leave for him
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