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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 14, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas                                New Texas October Guest Column Bynum knew what life was about An early I sat solitary on a front pew In the First Methodist Church in Palestine last gazing on the casket of Weldon who for 30 yean had coached football In New Palestine and other small Texas And as the morning sunlight reflected through the large stainedglass my mind reflected on an essay 1 had written as a college freshman many years about Coach 1 was then freshly graduated from New Braunfels High where Coach Bynum in four consecutive years had led our football teams to the state quarter finals and He had been a coach of But my while praising his had criticized him because his players had often performed poorly in gazing at his I silently asked the Coachs forgiveness for that teenage which resulted partly from the envy of a band member who had wished to be a football and partly from basic collegefreshman im It of Coach Bynums fault that some of his players had succeeded athletically but not He had done his His record as a football coach was awesome of 295 games 232 17 ties and 46 In 30 17 district titles a high school record comparable to the legendary col lege coaching mark of Bear And because it had been achieved at different only his not the genetic physical makeup of the could explain so many His casket prompted many I recall ed the tipsy high school secondstringer at a blew smoke in the face of Janyce the coachs He had violated two rules no smoking no So the next after a long and gruel ing football Coach Bynum told the player All start running laps around the field Ill tell you when to Over two hours and 72 laps the Coach returned to take a He didnt break the Not inherently more his players were nevertheless always superior in condition so skilled in so developed to their and above so expected to give their that they exceeded their natural ability and outper formed their rules and he became a Critics said Coach Bynums offense had only five basic plays and lacked but his record silenced For several years in New his teams averaged more than 40 points per often while holding opponents It didnt matter if the other team knew his plays they couldnt stop His teams never lay or drank water during They had to stand and be Not inherently more his players were nevertheless always superior in condition so skilled in so developed to their and above so expected to give their that they exceeded their natural abili ty and outperformed their Oscar Cantu was an The program listed him at 165 when in truth he weigh ed only But he was named all state because Coach Bynum made him believe he was the and he played that People concerned about no play could learn from Coach He as some other coaches that with proper motivation from a coach and com young people can excel far beyond their seeming At their coaches in Texas have prompted young people to spend hours of days of con years of concentration so that they can perform to their Communities turn out to watch young people Perhaps Texans will never fill the bleachers of a stadium to watch an academic a spelling or a contest testing knowledge of American But maybe they Or at If more teachers cared as passionately about their sub jects as Coach Bynum did about maybe America could field more students who com peted successfully in languages and history against students from other as they have already competed successfully in such international contests in Coaches generally get paid better than But they get judged on their per formance every week by the whole communi Under House Bill Texas teachers will now be judged on their performance more com petitively than and will have a greater chance to win merit pay At this such competition and testing is not popular among most but it could become if merit is really Right as one writer has athletics is the only area in American education that ex pects and rewards In the we often advance and reward people and spend no more time on the gifted than on the average In we ex pect people to give their and we reward them for Perhaps if our parents and the com munity will all expect and reward excellence in the and if more teachers will bring the same energy and belief in the im portance of their task that is so often shown by our nation can begin to be competitive academically as well as At any as I stepped outside the church in to the crisp fall East Texas somehow I didnt worry about being forgiven for my misguided judgment as a college Any coach who could make a 145pound boy into an allstate guard had learned the secret sought by every company or leader of any kind how to develop the best in people by getting them to give their very best Anyone big enough and wise enough to do that knew what life was really about Briefly Gold Stars win over Sidewinders The MidCities Gold Stars soccer team combined a good offensive and defensive effort to defeat the Sidewinders increasing their record to 211 on the The first goal was scored by striker Ryan with help from Ryder Leirer and Stuart Bobby Garza and Denton Self were outstanding in The second goal came on a beautiful head shot by Ex cellent offensive play was con tributed by Travis Wuest and Joe and Wes The MidCities Gold Stars will play the Austin Capitals 76 at 3 Saturday at the Field 3 wins Mixed Trophy Solms 3 won the Comal County Mixed Trophy Bowling held at Blan co Bowling Club last Saturday and Solms won with a combined score of The teams games were 269 and Members of the Solms team in clude Bridgett Ronnie Vivian Bobby Bonnie Scheel and captain Milton Fischer 3 finished as runnerup at the tournament with a score of Their games were 257 and Members of the Fischer team are Karen Patsy Jo and captain Moe These two teams will represent Comal County at the TriCounty Roll Off to be held at Solms Bowling Club on October at 2 They will compete against teams from Bexar and Guadalupe NBTAs Championships under way this weekend The final events of the New Braunfels Tennis Associations Club Championship will be played at New Braunfels High School beginning at 8 The tournament will conclude on The events will include Champion ship Juniors A Open Juniors B and C Cham pionship Mixed Social Mix ed Doubles and Senior Mixed All entries must have paid 1987 dues and have played in at least one fun Juniors must be 18 or younger and in the Seniors Mixed Doubles divi one partner must be 45 or older and the other partner 40 or You can enter only one Mixed Doubles Entries must be phoned in by 8 Call Jim Sanders at Sally Forney at 629G659 or Herman Leyh at The dates for the 1987 Uurstfest Tournament are 1415 for Open Adults and 2122 for Senior Entry forms will be in the mail by Gutierrez take first place Two members of the New Braunfels Road Runners club took first place in their divisions at the Rock and Run 5Miler at Brackenridge Park in San Antonio on Reed won the womens 60and older division with a time of 42 minutes and 59 Gutierrez took first in the mens 41 45 division with a personal best time of The time beat his previous best by six Gutierrez was sixth overall in the Other top finishers among the Road Runners were Tim Hooker and Ray Koehn Tuseth take 1st in Demerits event Rose Tuseth had an eight to take first place in the Landa Ladies Golf Associations Demerits Tournament on Taking second in the A flight with 10 was Marian Jan Magnuson took the B flight with an with Virgie Van Kleef and Jan Schrader tied for second at Dorothy Brooks won the C flight with an eight while Sylvia Hallgren took second with an Birdies were made by Kose Irene Mc Cabe and Liz Chipins were made by Van Fox and Betty May aces 9 at Landa Park Kelly Sean May shot a holeinone on the ninth hole at the Landa Park Golf Course on The par three hole plays Playing with May were Dan Richardson and Steven Lain Foursome shoots 153 to win Total Points The team of Mur Lee and W Chady shot a 153 to take first place in the New Braunfels Golf Associations four man total points tournament Taking second with a 150 was the team of M Ellis and B In third place with a score of 149 was the team of Shef field and In individual Tuch won the A flight with a Smith and Westbrook tied for top honors in the B flight at took the C flight with a 18 and Adams 72 won the Tuch had the low gross score of 09 The monthly Sunday Scramble will begin at on Sign up for the event at the pro Wurstfest Classic atNorthcliffeCC The third annual Wurstfest Golf Classic will take place 31 1 at the Northcliffe Country The tournament will tie a twoman three flights Quota scor ing will be used in the first round and best ball in the The cost is per player and in cludes lunch and awards after Sun days two passes to the Wurstfest grounds and a Friday night Finger Food All pro fits will go to the Randolph Area and Downtown New Braunfels Rotary The entry deadline is 2y For more call John Clay at Fistart program now under way Start your New Years resolution now with a beginners aerobics class featuring easy to follow moves with a lowintensity workout Classes begin this week and are of fered on Wednesdays and Thursdays from at the Academy Strtet Gym The cost is S12 per month or per Wurst 5mile Run set for 7 The New Braunfels Running Club will sponsor its annual Wurst 5Mile Run beginning at a m on 7 in Landa Park by the train depot The entry fee of is due by 30 The fee will be thereafter Each participant will receive a long sleeved Tshirt and a Wurstfest entry ticket Handmade pottery medallions will be awarded to the first 300 finishers Wurst Steins will be awarded to the lop three finishers in each of the seven age categories i both male and female The top overall female and male runners will be awarded specially designed Wurst Steins Lite bananas and Utopia water will be provided to the participants after the race Call Keith Maxwell at 6259774 or Beverly or Ray Koehn at 6290299 for more in Astro 6M resigns leaves parting advice for Lanier HOUSTON AP Dick president and general manager of the Houston has The team announced Wagners resignation In a release delivered to various news organizations during the predawn hours Wagner had served as president and general manager of the National League team for the past two He said his resignation will be effec tive I know Astros owner John Me Mullen was not totally happy with the clubs performance in and after talking with him several times last I felt a cordial parting of the ways was in Wagner said in the We agreed in principle on a settle ment of my contract with the organization last Wagner In a copyright the Houston Chronicle reported today that McMullen said Tuesday he will begin a search for a new general manager late in the A rift between Wagner and Astros Manager Hal Lanier led to specula tion at the end of the season that one of them would leave the It got to where 1 couldnt resolve McMullen told the Its I have no problem with Me has a lot of and hes been You know the and you know I cant let the other guv Lanier Theyd bring the town down on This is one of those un fortunate circumstances that hap The Astros won the National League West title in 1986 and lost the National League pennant to the New York Mets in an exciting playoff This the Astros were within a halfgame of the division lead as late as but finished a disappoin ting third in the Lanier was openly critical of Wagner on several occasions this season concerning who hired Lanier in November returned fire If Hal is to succeed as a major league he must mend his You cant function by criticiz ing the players and the front Wagner told the A good manager brings his team together to Wagner said Looking at Lanier came up short this was hired by McMullen two seasons ago to replace Al who was allowed to resign to take a job with the San Francisco Most of Wagners baseball career was spent in the Cincinnati organiza Me was president and general manager of the Reds 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