New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, December 28, 1993, Page 6

Publication: New Braunfels Herald Zeitung December 28, 1993

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 28, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas 6 ■ Herald-Zeitung ■ Tuesday, Dec. 28,1993 Here’s hoping the third time’s a charm for Cotton Richard Tijerina Deer-o-Saur I dirtied the back windshield of my car this morning, as I began the annual tradition of showing my Aggie roots. Beat the Heil Outta Notre Dame, it says, emblazoned in the early a.m. hours with a reserve bottle of white shoe polish from my glove compartment, a bottle which had lay dormant since my Beat the Hell Outta Lu. sign last year. Texas A&M goes for its first Cotton Bowl win of the 1990s Saturday against Notre Dame, and this is one Aggie who's hoping the third time is the charm. There are those who say the Aggies will be lucky to score their first touchdown in the Cotton Bowl in three years, after a Quentin Comart safety against Florida State (10-2) and a Terry Venetoulias field goal (28-3) last year. IH be glued to the television, wishing I could be there. IVe been there for my fair share of A&M games, both within the friendly confines of Kyle Field in College Station and some of the more danger ous sites of away games, including Austin, where my friend's car was torpedoed with a water balloon after HTS 1990 win over A&M. But some of my most memorable A&M games have been at Kyle Field. I will always remember my first game as a sports writer, being able to walk out onto the field in the closing minutes of A&M’s 28-16 upset over Top Ten-ranked Louisiana State in 1989. I still have the color photograph of Darren Lewis leaping over an LSU defender from that contest. It sits proudly over my desk, right next to a picture of the 1991 Aggie Bonfire and a shot of Bucky Richardson chastising Texas Tech safety Tracy Saul after a late touchdown in 1990. But my first game was as a spectator, though I can hardly say I remember it. My parents had season tickets in the 1970s, when Emory Bellard stalked th e sidelines and my sister was working toward her education degree. I saw Earl Campbell rush his way to the Heisman Trophy. But that's about it. My usual routine was watch the first half, fall asleep at halftime and wake up sometime in the fourth, hungry and wanting to go home. My first Aggie highlight moment came when I shook Bellard's hand at an A&M fundraiser in Corpus Christi. That ranks a close second to Local raa Manta with Aggla roots ■ RICHARD TIJERINA the time I tainted after shaking Rosalyn Carter's hand at a mall in 1977. Things got a bit more exciting for me in the late 1980s, when I went to A&M and became involved with the team through my job on the school newspaper. I was just a few feet away from Anthony Cooney's game-saving, fourth quarter interception of a Lance Pavlas pass in 1989's loss to Arkansas. That came moments after Aggie safety Larry Horton was called for a controversial interference penalty on a crucial fourth down pass at the Aggie 12. Arkansas went ahead and scored the game winning touchdown, and Aggie fans were irate when it was discovered the call was made by an Arkansas graduate. But thereVe been plenty of other big games, including one that will be featured in two of the stories in this week's Comal Cotton series, the 1967 Cotton Bowl win over Alabama. Local resident Tom Chaffe was the guard for that Aggie team, and still remembers the play he was in on that beat the Longhorns that year. Comal Cotton gives us all a chance to take a look back at A&M football, past and present, from Tom Chaffe to Mark Stanley to Cole Reinarz. This is a time when all Aggies are united, and you may see a few more motorists with Aggie stickers on their cars "gig" each other. A win in Saturday's Cotton Bowl could be a huge one for the Aggies, on the verge of learning what their NCAA fate will be. If I had to make a prediction, rd pick Notre Dame. But Tm hoping. In the meantime, I just hope it doesn't rain this Week, so my shoe polish prayer won't run away. ('Richard Tijerina is the sports editorfor the New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung.) Karen Saur of New Braunfels downed her first buck, a flve-polnt-er, in Gonzales County. It was taken on opening weekend with a perfect shot at 65 yards using a .243. The investment that lets you count your chickens oefore they hatch. U.S. SAVINGS BONDS 1-800-4-US-BOND Automolite* 100 Automobiles 100 Trophy FIND TONS OF SAVINGS IN THE CLASSIFIEDS Turn tottteotte tiut whit* alphos! into four ow* borgoin treasure. Dm Classified listings ore pouted with heavy-weight buys and a huge assortment of items and services! Stryker Saunders, 13, shot this eight-pointer on Rocky Top Ranch In Comal County. The buck had a 19” spread and weighed 85 pounds. Bulletins From 5 LL registration Registration for all categories of play for New Braunfels Little League will be Jan 18 and 25 from 6-8:30 p m. at Seele School Cafeteria. Categories include Tee-Baseball, Pee Wee minor and major league baseball, American League, National League, Junior League, Senior League and Big League l^eague age is players age as July 31, 1994. For more information, call Laurie Herring at 625-4620 or Mark Mendenhall at 620-6171. Open basketball Men's open play basketball is being offered at Canyon High School's old gymnasium on Mondays from 7-9 pm There is a $4 one-time fee, and $1.50 for each game thereafter Hoop Shot event Flks Lodge No. 2279 is having a national free throw contest for all boys and girls from ages 8-13 Jan. 8,1994. Winners can advance to district, state, regional and national competitions. Those interested in registering for the free throw contest should see their gym or physical education teachers. For more information, call 609-2907 or 620-5861. Hunting Contest Barry's Under Pass Saloon is cosponsoring a hunting contort with the Canyon Lake Archery Club. All Counties (Heaviest Buck, Most Points, Widest Horn Spread and Heaviest Doe), 12-and-under (Best all around buck), 65-and-over (Best all around buck), Mule Deer-any state (Best all around), Hog Contest (Heaviest Hog), Turkey Contest (Longest bearded turkey), Beard Growing Contest (Best Looking, Scroungicst), Arm Wrestling Championships (Heavyweight - 201+, middleweight - 151 -200, and lightweight - up to 150), and Women' Division (all around open). For more information, call 625-1223. Individuals or groups wishing lo add a Sports Bulletin should mail the bulletin to 707 Landa St, New Braunfels, Texas, 78130, or fax it to (210) 625-1224. For mort information, call Sports Editor Richard Tijerina at 625-9144. 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Publication: New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

Issue Date: December 28, 1993

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