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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 11, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas PagelOA Sports New Texas December TLC drops football finances blamed for deletion By TRAVIS POLING Correspondent The football program at Texas Lutheran College has been drop ped after a vote by an executive commltee of five Board of Regents Scheduling and financial problems were cited as the main reason for deleting the program by school President Charles Oestreich at a press conference The made Thursday night in a closed was the result of an ongoing concern which came to a head when Howard Payne University left the newly formed Heart of Texas Con ference and joined the Texas In tercollegiate Athletic Tarleton State University also dropped off the TLC football Oestreich announced the deci sion saying junior and senior level students who came to TLC on in centive programs will be given tuition assistance grants if they continue to meet the academic re quirements of the All scholarships and coaching con tracts will be honored by the Oestreich said recruitment for the college will be increased in other areas including the other nine sports in which the school Oestreich said he does not feel student losses to the college will be He said the loss of tradi tion will be much more evident in the which has had a foot ball team since moving to Seguin in Im not sure that I can assess the loss of tradition After the Board of Regents ex ecutive committee went into clos ed head football coach Vernon Fewell said if the football program was dropped he would go somewhere Fewell said his greatest concern was for the especially those who are Quoting John who has been the Bulldogs starting quarterback for the last three Fewell Who wants a senior quarterback I dont think theres anyone in that room that wants to drop the football Fewell said of the executive board responsible for the But how good is recruiting going to be when last year the team was 19 and this year only he who coached at nine other schools before coming to said he would rather see the program enhanced than dropped but would support any decision Ive been trying to enhance the program since he Fewell said that enhancement of the program would not make TLC a big football power and that by the same TLC is not go ing to blow up and go away if they drop Steve the colleges director of alumni and community relations said that at this time the vast majority of the alumni have been silent over the with the AAA being the most ver Picketing were very verbal about the deci carrying picket signs reading Does Tex Shramm drop the If footballs so am and one featuring a picture of a dead saying College life without football go SMU echoing the sentiments of many of the players made an emotional appeal to the board before they entered into their closed door Its either here my last year or Bob Vice President for said the media coverage when the team is conv petetive helps student recruit ment in the San Antonio area Regardless of how good your academic program said if noncompetetive in any inter collegiate athletics recruitment will be a problem If were consistently a recruitment is more difficult for the he said Almost traded outnumber traded at baseball meetings DALLAS AP The name of the game at baseballs winter meetings has always been and some of the games biggest names were traded Dave Lee Floyd Phil But some of the biggest newsmakers at the swapandshop meeting were the big names that almost moved players such as Pedro Dave Win Kirk Gibson and Brook The winter meetings are regarded by some as a no longernecessary holdover from the days when baseball general managers sat around hotel lobbies from breakfast til talking trade with anyone who would The interleague trading deadline coincided with the end of the meetings and as many as 50 to 60 players switched uniforms in a single This at the 86th winter meetings at a sprawling Texas resort hotel only eight trades were involv ing 22 But as Pittsburgh General Manager Syd Thrift Sometimes you lay the foundation in December for the trades you make in The last and the only one swung saw Kansas City obtain 16game winner Bannister and minor league infielder Dave Cochrane from the Chicago White Sox for young pitchers John Melido Chuck Mount and Greg The Royals have wanted another starter since trading Danny Jackson to Cincinnati for pitcher Ted Power and infielder Kurt The Yankees and Milwaukee Brewers also made bids for a lefthander with a 117128 career Combined with our recent we think this puts us in a strong position to contend for the AL West title again in John the Royals general Other major trades saw Cincinnati deal the twotime NL batting to Oakland for promising pitchers Jose Rijo and Tim Birtsas Philadelphia get the fleet Bradley from Seattle for runproducing outfielder Glenn Wilson and two other and Boston girl Us longsought bullpen from the Chicago Cubs for pitchers Al Nipper and Calvin The meetings officially ended but many club executives stayed around Thursday You dont like to leave because you lose the momen tum you had Toronto GM Pat Gillick There were times when we were talking to four or five teams Dodgers make big trade LOS ANGELES AP The Los Angeles Dodgers ac quired relief pitchers Jesse Orosco and Jay Howell and shortstop Alfredo Griffin in a eightplayer trade involving the New York Mets and the Oakland the Dodgers announced today In the pitchers Bob Welch and Matt Young wound with The Mets landed three righthanded minor league pitchers Jack Walt Whitehurst and Kevin Orosco was dealt to which then sent along with Griffin and Howell to Los Angeles The Dodgers shipped Young and Savage to The Athletics then sent Whitehurst and Tapani to the compiled a 159 record with a 3 22 earned run average as a making his major league record 11586 in nine all with the was a ERA with lxs Angeles in 1987 He was traded to the Dodgers 1986 by Seattle was a relief hero of the 1986 National League playoffs and World which the Mets won over Boston in seven games In seven years with the Mets he had a 4747 including a 39 mark with a 4 44 ERA and 16 saves in 1987 who had 29 saves in 1985 with posted a 34 record with 16 saves with a 5 89 EKA in 1987 He also pitched for the New York Yankees in 1982B4 Unicorns maul Gerard Aside from a bushel of personal fouls levied against the New Braunfels Unicorns girls basketball team had an easy time of it In Thursdays first round of the Boerne with a 6435 victory over Unicorns Coach Patsy Davis said her team looked good in We are up and down right 11 was a good win for Gerard was held to just seven field goals the entire but went to the freethrow line 43 times and hit The Unicorns were whistled for 33 personal The Unicorns were nine of 25 at the Davis said she was happy that she had enough people to keep bringing into the The Unicorns were never threatened in the contest as they went up 136 after the first quarter and had a com manding 3013 advantage at A trio of Unicorns scored In double Kelll Davis and Kim Wingate tied for the team highpoint totals with 14 Nlka Schmidt chipped In Gerards Nan cy Keyes led all scorers with New Braunfels will play Somerset today at 6 at the Boerne Middle School Somerset knocked off Frederlcksburg Statistics New Braunfels Gerard 35 New Davis Wingate Schmidt Schecl Dees Addlson Wright Martinez McFarland Whltley Halftime score New Braunfels Gerard Marble Falls downs SV Krista Black 15 fights for the ball in an earlier Smithson Vallev Photo by Deryl Clark 3rd loss for team to Lady Mustangs MARBLE FALLS They say a third limes a but the Smithson Valley Rangerettes just know that three times is enough when it comes to playing Marble Falls For the third time Ihis Ihe Rangerettes were stopped by the Lady In the Thurs days firsl round of the Marble Falls roundrobin tournament We played a lot said Rangerette Coach Keilh Sullivan They just wore us down physically They are a physical group The Rangerettes stayed in Ihe game for three trailing by just nine points late in the third The Rangerelles were tied with the Lady Mustangs 1010 after the first and ell to 2721 at halflime But Ihe Lady Mustangs brawn won the Rangerettes over in the final eight minutes The Kangerettes could manage only thrw fourth points and suffered from a subpar night on the freethrow line The RangeitUes were a dismal seven of 23 from the line Three Rangerettes shared team highpoint honors Blu Leslie McCoy and Wendy Gentry all had eight points Smithson Valley will langle with Liberty Hill today at 3 p nv and bat tles Lampasas at noon Saturday as the tournament continues Statistics SMITHSON Ifulllps H Klchlc SohrwikT Skios ti t liarnr Nag icore MarMc Kails i Noonan may replace White Sunday as injuries force his reevaluation IRVING Al Dallas Cowboy Randy While may not start in Sundays game against Washington becauseof a pinched nerve and his role with the team could IKreduc eel next year if injuries continue to plague the defensive a coach says My projection lor Randy the year after pro bably would be to be a situalional type defen sive coordinator Ernie Staulner said Thursday He said the team would use Danny Noonan in the run area and While more in passing Should While not start the Cowboys firstround draft pick from could get the call his first start with the team last season was troubled by a hamstring in jury1 and shoulder problems thai required offseason and he failed to make the Pro Bowl team after nine appearances since his professional career began in 1975 White suffered the pinched nerve earlier this season and aggravated u on the firsl play in Sundays 21 Hi loss to Atlanta He didnt tell coaches about the problem until this week 1 knew he wasnt playing the way he normally plays but we didnt know said Coach Tom Landry My projection for Randy the year after this probably would be to be a situational type of Ernie Stautner If the nerve doesnt heal adequately by laiuiry said he would fed comfortable starting Noonan in Whites right defensive tackle position Stautner said Noonan could become a regular if he performs adequately and injuries hurt White White enters the final year of his fiveyear contract in UWH Noonan was signed lo a four 68 million con tract this summer ami primarily has been playing on run ning downs He and White have been alternating at right tackle or the past five weeks I think hell be here another Im then ac cording to how hes progressing from there Slautner said of White 1 think Randy recognizes the fact that theres going to be a lime where he can no longer be a starter effectively and he knows theres got to be a change Herman Manthey Wright Davis Vela Buch Dees Torres Druebert Perusquia Schwab Forney Herman wins Iron Man NB volleyball team honored New Braunfels High School athletes in volleyball and cross country were honored Thursday night at the Unicorn Booster Clubs Fall Sports Banquet at the Civic Offensive tackle and linebacker Glenn Herman won the prestigious Iron Man a twoyear starter and nominee for the Academic AllState helped to lead a young New Braunfels foot ball team to a thirdplace finish in District 13 Mark a linebacker and split received the J2th Man Award as chosen by Ms teammates for bis setters Krista Wrigbt and Kelli Davis were named as the Outstanding Varsi ty Players on the Unicorn State finalist volleyball which finished the season with a 326 the best ever by a Unicorn Junior Mary Alice Vela was named as the Most Improved volleyball The volleyball team was also presented with its State Finalist 1987 while Her man led the audience through a spirited ren dition of the teams War Six rujaaers from the varsity cross country team were honored with an Award of Ex cellence Misty Crista Cindy Robfoy Jason Druebert and Darrel Ernesto Perusquia was honored for his consistent effort and freshman Robin Schwab was selected as Most Also honored from the Unicorn football team were the players who had won a spot on the Academic AllDistrict team Jimmy Scott Tim Peter Mike Smith and Eric Michael Thompson was named the Most Valuable Player of the T3iA champion junior varsity football team and Charlie Starnes took the honor for the freshmen Athletic Director Jim Streety mentioned that for the first time he could every Unicorn football team from the seventh grade B team on through to the var sity level had a winning record Leigh Ann Forney and Wright were honored for their selection to the Texas Girls Associations AllState team To a senior must be a consistent varsity starter and have a grade point average of 90 or bet ter for the first three years of school plus the first 12 weeks of the senior Making the Academic AllDistrict team from New Braunfels were Melissa Alma Rachel Kim Wingate and Mindie Hardeman was named Most Im proved on the JV volleyball team and Melissa Alves was awarded the Oustanding JV player Lisa Landin was named Most Freshman volleyball player and Celeste Col vin was honored as the Outstandinj Cited or their inclusion on the ISSfi Academic AllDistrict Cross Country teann were Joel Perusquia Mindy Jacque Cotey Inez Ashley Goldman aac Lynn
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