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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 4, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas Sports June 1991 New Texas Dement named Ranger coach SV assistant chosen to replace Kraft as varsity basketball head By JOE BELK Sports Editor Steve Dement was selected as the new varsity basketball coach at Smithson Valley High replac ing longtime Rangers Coach Roger Dement had been the junior varsity coach under He has coached at Smithson Valley for three and in Comal ISD for seven of his 13 years of He knows all the kids and hes coached almost all the kids coming Smithson Valley Athletic Direc tor Joe Matulich Were real This is something hes Hell do a great Hes been coaching here a long Dement said he had aspired to a head coaching position in but wasnt prepared to move away to get Im not going anywhere this is permanent from my he My wife and I like living and we like raising our children Were going to For that Dement was glad Steve Dement he was in position to replace Kraft when the vacancy 1 just happened to be in the right spot at the right he Im real familiar with the kids and how things work around thatll be a big advantage for Dement said he was influenced by one of his high school Hous ton Aldines Bill who went on to coach Aldine to the state small school championship in He made a real big impression on said adding that he had hoped to eventually earn a head coaching Basketballs always been my strong This was my ultimate goal Im just happy to get the Dement said he expects to imple ment some changes in the Rangers particularly on Well still be setting a lot of picks and be shooting off but youll see a lot of different people shooting from different places on the he He said the teams defense would ultimately come down to the players individual desire to stop their oppo but added that they probably wouldnt play all of their District 264A rivals Basketballs always been my strong This was my ultimate goal Im just happy to get the Steve Dement SV basketball coach I want to be able to do different things as the situation he I dont want to be locked into one He said he felt good about the group of players currently at Smith son Theyre good kids theyre flexible and he I think theyll adjust real Roger did a good job of getting them Some things will look but the objective is going to be the Kraft had been the varsity basket ball coach at Smithson Valley since taking the Rangers to the 3Al playoffs four Hearns earns record sixth boxing title A camper at the Summer Slam Basketball going on this week at Canyon High works on his shot after Mondays first day of Camp attracts 200 ByJOEBELK Editor The two local coaches who are coordinating the Summer Slam Basketball Camp at Canyon High Canyons David Manley and New Braunfels Cliff expected some walkups Monday morning when the camp What they got was a brief shock but an overall as approximately 100 campers registered Monday morning to bring the total number of participants to It did throw us off a Man ley We thought wed have maybe 50 But once we got through the the after noon went The best thing about the large Wilkins is the level of interest shown in the We were extremely to say the he The interest in basketball has really picked The number of campers is in the same range as last when Wilkins and former Cougar Coach Billy Gil lispie ran the but Wilkins noted that freshmen this year are attending the varsity camp at New Braunfels run by Blinn College assistant Matt Foreman instead of the Canyon I think Billy and I laid the ground work and it kind of he The timing is good its the week after school lets out and the first camp they can go It kind of sets the tone for the I think they get a lot for their money the kids have fun and learn LAS VEGAS AP The Hit Man became the Slick and in the process became a world champion for the sixth Fighting as controlled a fight as he has in his 13year pro Thomas Hearns turned back the clock and his critics Monday night to beat Virgil Hill on a 12round unanimous decision and win the World Boxing Association version of the light heavy weight I never felt I was through or Hearns I thought I had a lot more left and a lot more to And prove something he did against out boxing a boxer who had won all 30 of his previous fights and taking the 175pound title that Hill had defended successfully 10 It may not have been the vintage Hearns of but the 32yearold version wasnt too bad as Heams patiently dictated the pace of the fight and scored the heavier exchanges of a tactical and quite interesting This meant more to me than any fight in the said who won his first title at 147 pounds when Jimmy Carter was still I have to put this above my other They all mean something to but this means a lot A 95 underdog at fight Heams was sup posed to be too too weak in the legs and not strong enough to win the title from the 27yearold undefeated I never felt I was through or fin I thought I had a lot more left and a lot more to Thomas Hearns Im pretty disappointed because its going to take me awhile to get back up there Virgil Hill This was a tough fight for said who added another million to his career Every second I had to because if I wasnt theres no telling where Id be I might still be venturing outside his native North Dakota for only the third time in 11 title fought cautiously in theearly rounds and took a pounding from Heams in the sixth The champion won the last round on all three ringside but by that time it was too late and Hearns had the fight in his I thought it was Hill When youre fighting a its like fighting a world You have to make it who lost for the first time in 31 earned his biggest payday But he didnt get what he needed most a win over Hearns that would have propelled him to the bigger paydays and recognition that come with beating a big Im pretty disappointed because its going to take me awhile to get back up there Hill Hill revealed he had broken his nose during the third week of training for the and also suf fered a hyperextended The he was rebroken by a Hearns punch in the third and the elbow caused his right arm to go numb for 30 seconds at a time during the But Hill conceded it was probably Hearns night I have no he I just didnt exe I didnt listen to my I stood there and posed a But the snapping left jab of earlier days was still and the legs held out just long enough for Heams to win by a 115113 margin on two score cards and 116112 on the Although neither fighter was knocked down dur ing the both provided a series of exchanges that kept the pace going and kept the attention of the announced crowd of at an outdoor arena at Caesars Sabatini advances to semis PARIS AP Twice a point away from thirdseeded Gabriela Sabatini reached the semifi nals of the French Open today with a gritty 60 victory over Former champions Steffi Graf and Arantxa SanchezVicario advanced in much easier fashion to a semifinal match against each the second improved her career record against Frances Nathalie Tauziat to 140 with a 62 seeded overpowered 4 seed Mary Joe also Andre Agassi became the first mens player to reach the Playing as if he had a plane to he raced to a victory over Swit zerlands Jakob Sabatini trailed 52 in the second before ral lying to draw In the she twice saved match points and wasted six set points before That seemed to demoralize the sixth who succumbed meekly in the final set after seeming to have an edge in the first Its good to have this kind of Sabatini It makes me ready for the next I never stopped Novotna headed back to her hotel without grant ing the obligatory postmatch press and officials of the womens tour said the Czechoslo vak might be Sabatinis semifinal opponent was to be decided later today in a match between topseeded Monica Seles and Spains seventhseeded Conchita a finalist last year and the 4 seed this disposed of the unseeded Swiss player in 1 15 the fastest victory of the week involving one of the top Several Agassi was back on the court ready to resume play before the umpire announced the end of a ranked 20th in the appeared help less against Agassi and drew derisive whistles from the center court crowd early in the third set when he made a string of unforced In the Agassi will play the winner of a match later today between secondseeded Boris Becker and lOthseeded Michael the 1989 In three Americans and two all of them reached the quarterfinals of the clay court reflecting the strength of the two nations that have won the last three Davis Of the other three only top ranked Stefan Edberg is a Hlasek and Argentinas Franco Davin were In the other half of the Stich is favored to win his quarterfinal Wednesday against ranked 69th in the But a GermanAmerican semifinal in that bracket is far from with Edberg favored in his match against the hard hitting 9 Jim Courier of Dade Courier demolished his friend and practice part 243rdranked Todd on Monday to reach a Grand Slam quarterfinal for the first Edberg is capable of playing great on Courier Clay is favorable for me against though I feel and so does I In Chang became the first American to win the French Open since This year marks the first time that three Americans have reached the quarterfinals since John McEnroe and Jimmy Arias got that NB Triathlon meeting today Anyone interested in volunteer ing to help with the Now Bruunfels Triathlon should attend a 7 meeting toduy ul the Now Bruun fols Childrens The triathlon will be hold this Blurting at Luke Puckeu will be muffed HI the at which time may also loll triathlon orgunUors which purl of the event they would like to help who can ttot attend should call the Childrens Mujeum at 6200939 to inform what they want lo do and to find out what time they need to arrive at the event on Lifeguards are among the needed volunteers for the Tuseth wins Landa Ladies title as Dilly earn honors The Lundu Ludios Golf Association completed lu championship tournament lust with Rose Tuseth winning the Mary Falconer won runnerup and Jeanello Dil ly hud Uie low net Jan Schrador was the first flight and Dorothy Brooks had the tow not on the first On the second Marge Miller won and Justlnu Kerulli tuui the low The Landa Ladles also played it ones tournament May Vlrglo Van Kloof won the with Dllly plac ing On the first Edna 0uttery while Brooks and Mdlc Gregory tied for Irene Taylor won the second and Pearl Chase lite Kerutls and Van Kloey all hud birds during the tournament and KorulU and Marion Patten hit Legends play fourman tournament On May the Lundu Legends pluyed a fourman points quota Two teuins tied for first with plus8 scores Hd Oscar Lurry Huruoll und Lin Koso and George Glen Delion Holt and Leo Finishing third was the team of Cliff Bob Berg Harold Taylor and John hi Individual Jim Gultcry was first on the A flight with a Caso won the B flight at Taylor captured lite C flight title with a und Compton won the D flight at Closest to the pin wore Mot Johnston on Henry on Case on and Charlie Smith on yearold Moore acee 018 at Jack an 83yearold golfer from New holo at Landa The pur hole was aced using a It Moores third and his wcond time to uco hole 15 at Landu Bill Mabrys National League Pee Wee Mabry take on Arbye today at 7 In the National League championship game Photo by Erik Karlsoon Pee Wee title game today The National League Pee Wee ohamplonihlp game in today at the Lions with iwo 121 towns playing for tho ililo at 7 Arbys and Mabry Enterprises clash today at lite NL fields on Preder Ickaburg Both towns went through the regular season pick Ing up losses only In a season split with each Mubry advanced lo the finals with a 164 win uguiiuii TCMU while Arbys enjoyed an equal ly convincing win over Pee Woe A Division winner Wendell winning During die regular teams played very close Arbyt won the flryt meeting while Mubry got revenge In the rematch with a M
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