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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 9, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas 8 til HeraldZeitung Thursday Feb Sports Day To talk with Sports Editor Thomas Godley about Sports Day call 6259144 ext 24 HeraldZeitung Sports Day Ml Shorts The Days Quote A lot of times before games Coach will tell me tonight could be the differ ence between and a 1 million Terrence Rencher University of Texas basketball player Cougarettes face Boeme in first round playoffs The Canyon Cougarette varsity basket ball team 284A runnerups will play Boerne in the first round of the playoffs on Monday Feb 13 The game begins at 7 at Boerne gym Tickets are for adults and for Cougarettes clinched the play off spot by defeating Hays 4636 on NB girls soccer edged by IWA The New Braunfels girls soccer team took eleven shots on goal but couldnt find the mark The result was a 30 loss to Incarnate Word Academy on Tuesday The IWA Lady Shamrocks put all their points on the board in the first half Standout sopho more Amy Walker took all of the scoring honors The Unicorn JV team also fell 1 0 The NB girls play again Friday at Hays Centex Stars 161 take first The Centex Stars 161 volley ball team recently won 1st place in the 1995 Juniors tournament in Houston The 16 and under team played 15 games winning all but one The team was comprised of Wendy Holtz Cassi Collier Jenise Harborth Marci Allen Erica Walther Laura Bissett Calie Courtney Kendra Reimer Jodie Welsh coached the team Elks Hoop Shoot on Saturday The New Braunfels Elks Lodge No 2279 will be the host for the South West District Hoop Shoot contest on Saturday Feb 11 The event will be in thethe New Braunfels High School gym at noon Lodges from New Braunfeis San Angelo San Antonio Gonzales Del Rio Seguin and Kerrville will have entries Valentines tennis tourna ment scheduled The T Bar M Tennis Villas and Conference Center will have a Valentines Tennis Tournament for double partners from to Sunday Feb 12 The courts are on Highway 46 For more information call 6257738 Rockets get by Sacramento without guard Maxwell SACRAMENTO Calif AP With Vernon Maxwell beginning a 10game suspension Mario Elie made the most of a rare start for the Houston Rockets Elie making just his second start of the season had nine of his 13 points in the final quarter and added six assists as the Rockets defeated the Sacramento Kmas 9786 Wednesday night It was the first game for Houston with out secondleading scorer Maxwell who was suspended for at least 10 games and fined by the NBA for punch ing a heckler during Mondays loss at Portland We have the luxury of having someone like Mario Not too many teams can fill a role like said Hakeem Olajuwon who had 31 points and matched season highs with 17 rebounds and eight blocks Mavericks taken by Magic ORLANDO Fla AP The schedule didnt help the Dallas Mavericks and the Orlando Magic gave them even less of a chance They stepped it up when they noticed we were Mavs guard Jim Jackson said We played hard the first quarter but after that the energy just team mate Jamal Mashburn said Everybody was pretty much physically but you have to fight through Playing against Phoenix and Orlando NFL By THOMAS GODLEY Sports Editor Lew Carpenter a resident of New Braunfels and recently released Philadelphia Eagles assis tant coach is looking for another job in pro football A call may or may not come soon Either way he knows the business well enough not to take it personally Carpenter was the guest speaker at the New Braunfels Rotary Club luncheon on Wednesday Cathy Carpenter his daughter and general man ager of Hotel Faust gave the introduction As far as my fathers football career goes hell have to tell you more about that because he really didnt bring his work home that she said Most of all he has always been a real fair person at home and on the Fair isnt an easy concept in the NFL Car penter 63 who as a coach has changed teams about once every three years over last three decades realizes it is mostly about winning The hardest thing in this job is taking the guys you coach for four or five years and all of a sudden it reaches a point where you have to say You arent cutting it anymore Its hard because over the years they become like a family and it can be real tough to tell someone We no longer need you You dont fit in with our plans Good luck Well waive Thats the toughest part about As a firstyear coach for the Minnesota Vikings in 1964 Car penter had the painful responsibility of cutting his own brother from the team It was a task he dreaded but had to do understanding the bot tomline nature of his profession Preston Carpenter his brother and allpro receiver who played for the Pittsburgh Steelcrs and Cleveland Browns didnt hold it a against Lew Preston had joined the team at mid a new job That was as nice as I could say it Over a period of years coaching now it doesnt bother me half as bad as it used to he said jok ingly 1 figure if I could tell one of my blood kin goodbye it wouldnt hurt me to tell somebody I didnt know that As both a coach and player Carpenter has seen his fair share of abrupt dismissals In 1956 the year after being taken by the Detroit Lions in the first round from the Univer sity of Arkansas where he was a star offensive back Carpenter was season because of Lew Carpenter a longtime NFL player drafted into the injuries to two tightends and coach could be back with the Eagles Army His assignment Room had to be made when the players returned the next season I had to tell him I dont think your ser vices are going to be needed here anymore at the Carpenter said You should look for entailed two years in Germany where he fulfilled his duty and was ready to return to the Lions When he arrived in New York a messenger was waiting with a ticket to Cleveland The man notified him that he was traded to the Browns My wife was waiting for me in Detroit so I called and told her Well have to meet in Cleve land Thats where were going to be Thats the way pro football is The nature of the NFL can be cold but Car penter hasnt let it kill his drive to succeed The teams and players keep coming and going and the list of franchises for which he has coached have had storied histories They include stints in Washington St Louis Houston Atlanta and Green Bay where he was under the tutelage of the great Vince Lombardi The players he has worked with are just as impressive To name a few Amad Rashad James Lofton Charlie Taylor Kenny Bouroughs and Billy White Shoes Johnson Most recently Carpenter moved on from Philadelphia after head coach Rich Kotite was fired at the end of the 1994 season Now hes heard word of interest from the Eagles new head coach who he will meet and talk to this week An offer could be coming within days But then again it could not I may know sometime soon whether I need to pack some warm clothes to go to Philadelphia or come on back to Texas to look for a Gingrich to attack baseball strike By BEN WALKER AP Baseball Writer WASHINGTON AP House Speaker Newt Gingrich said today he was willing to meet with a federal mediator to discuss ways to settle the protracted baseball strike but said he thought congressional intervention would be a very bad Telling reporters that he and Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole were pre pared to discuss the situation with Usery Gingrich also reiterated that he thought Congress should be focusing on other issues The fact is if you start settling labor disputes industry by industry how many should we he said I just think its a very bad idea to politicize Gingrich said he did not think that Congress had the wisdom to inter vene in a single industry that has noth ing to do with national We are not in a position today to rush into any decision I am not clos ing the door I just do not think that Congress should rush into he said I just think the Congress should be very The Unit ed States government has enough things its doing badly illegal immi gration being an example that if this Congress just does right the things that we already should have been doing I think we would have had a fantastic Sign of the times HeraldZeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Allyson Kitchel an AllDistrict volleyball player for the Smithson Valley Rangers signs a letter of intent to play for the San Angelo State University in Present at the signing were her mother Bari Conley and coach Margaret Mitcham TCUs Thomas puts on show for NBA scouts By CHIP BROWN Associated Press Writer AUSTIN AP Texas Christians Kurt Thomas the nations second leading scorer and lop rebounder put on his usual highfly ing show for the NBA scouts But his trash talk may have hurt his team more than he helped it Wednesday night as Texas defeated TCU 111 99 behind the siz zling 3point shooting of Reggie Freeman and Roderick Anderson In other Southwest Conference action Wednesday night Houston beat Rice 73 67 and Southern Methodist downed Bay lor 6559 But all eyes were on Austin where the Longhorns and Horned Frogs fought to see who would keep pace with Texas Tech and reiiutin tied for first place in the SWC To prepare for the showdown Texas coach Tom Penders closed practice this week and his players who wore their goodluck gray uniforms read plenty ol bulletin board By The Associated Frees EAST Boston College 78 Georgetown 67 Colgate 93 Lehigh 78 Manhattan 91 Loyola Md 83 Navy 78 Holy Cross 52 St Peters 64 FairteM 62 Syracuse 100 Providence 76 WUTH Ctemson 69 Furman 63 Florida Atlantic 65 Stetson 63 Florida St 69 Wake Forest 67 Howard U 79 Delaware St 73 Jfonoes Madison 73 Mary 67 Kentucky 68 Tennessee 48 Mississippi a 67 LSU 61 87 Cstai Carolina 68 Old Dominion 70 Richmond 60 South Carolina 77 Mississippi 72 Southern U 84 Texas Coll 62 Tennessee Si 7 TenaMasm 74 79 Va 64 VariderUH 71 Auburn 59 Virginia 65 f I Caroiina U 55 MIDWEST ball SI 72 Afcron 68 Bofifig Cert Michigan 57 E tfictigpn 67 Michigan 57 67 68 Miami Orno 70 Toledo 64 Michigan 72 Otiio SI 58 Mint 64 Indiana 54 Missouri 69 Iowa St 56 Ifotre 77 62 Ohio U 75 64 SOUTHWEST Houston 73 Rice 67 Oklahoma 81 Kansas St 66 Soulhern Meth 65 Baykx 59 Texas 111 Texas Christian 99 FAR WEST Nebraska 100 Colorado 86 material provided by Thomas Thomas who scored 27 points and grabbed 16 rebounds Wednesday night left Texas embittered by criticizing the Long horns and taking a victory lap after TCU won a close battle between the two teams in Fort Worth last month They gave us all the motivation materi al any coach could ever dream up It was just Penders said Maybe they will learn from that You will never hear our kids talking like that It doesnt pay You gotta meet em again and to me its not smart to do The Longhorns 145 62 SWC broke open a close game in the first half with fre netic pressing and 3poinl shoot ing by Freeman Cold shooting caused an 18point lead to dwindle to six midway through the second half before Anderson hit a 3pointer and triggered an 112 run that gave Texas an 8469 lead with to play The Homed Frogs never pulled closer than eight points the rest of the way despite 24 points from Juan Bragg and 23 from Byron Waits They shot lights out and did a really good job with the 3point said TCU coach Billy Tubbs They did a better job in their press than we did handling their Rockets deal with Maxwell By ROB GLOSTER AP Sports Writer SACRAMENTO Calif AP The Houston Rockets insist theyll handle the suspension of Vernon Maxwell just as they would the loss of an injured player Maxwell meanwhile is handling it through his attorney and saying he was provoked into punching a fan by the mans racist and defamatory comments Maxwell was suspended for at least 10 games and fined by the NBA on Wednesday for going into the stands and punching a heckler during a game at Portland two nights earlier The fine matched the highest in league history and the suspension was the second longest This is just my reaction But from what Vernon said about the incident if Id have been there Id have probably coldcocked him attorney Dick DeGuerin told the Houston Chronicle on Wednes day You cant think of anything more vulgar more fightingwords than what this guy said to The man who was punched Steve George denied saying anything inflammatory Georges attorney Richard Maizels said his client would sign a complaint with the district attorney Maizels said a civil lawsuit also is possible but believes there is a good chance of a settlement In the meantime DeGuerin put out Maxwells side of the story NBA standings National Basketball Association At A Glance By The Associated Press EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W Orlando New York Boston New Jersey Miami 37 20 19 19 17 14 11 Philadelphia Washington Central Division Charlotte 31 Cleveland 28 Indiana 27 Chicago 23 Atlanta 22 Milwaukee 19 Detroit 17 WESTERN CONFERENCE Midwest Division W Utah San Antonio Houston Denver Dallas Minnesota Pacific Division Phoenix Seattle UV Lakers Sacramento Portland Golden State LJV Clippers 35 30 29 20 19 11 L 10 16 27 31 29 34 34 17 19 19 24 26 29 29 L 13 IS 16 25 28 36 38 32 20 25 25 13 7 10 12 16 19 20 31 40 Pet 783 644 400 388 356 292 250 638 609 600 500 447 383 378 Pet 745 682 636 444 400 239 787 727 636 568 545 295 149 Boston 79 Cleveland Orlando 99 New 98 Atlanta 111 Charlotte 109 Detroit 70 New York Uinnetota 93 t 198 Chicago 193 Antonio 89 at Sacramwito
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