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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 3, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas 6 A fl HefalfoZeltung O Sunday March Sports Day fl to talk Thomas Godley ibout Sports Day call 6259144 ext 24 HeraldZeitung Sports Day The Press Hes got a couple more gray hairs and thats about Mark Grace on Chicago Cubs teammate Ryan Sanberg who joined the team this week after a 21month absence In the news New Braunlels couple leads nation in bowling doubles Wayne and Missy Vinton coowners of On A Roll bowling pro shop at Comal Bowl in New Braunfels recently returned from SaltLake City Utah where they led the dou bles division of the American Bowling Congress National Tournament Missy Vinton bowled a 760 series with games of 224 266 and 269 Wayne bowled a 695 ij Local mens softball tourney scheduled for March 910 The second annual Softball Kickoff Classic is set for March 910 at Comal Park in New Braunfels Players are needed to fill the 24team bracket The class BC tournament is spon sored by Vivroux Sporting Goods TCI Prime Star and ProTeam Entertainment For more information call 2106096247 or 6257949 Cowboys trainer defect to Miami with Jimmy Johnson DALLAS AP Miami Dolphins coach Jimmy Johnson finally got his Cowboy Trainer Kevin ONeill who followed Johnson from the University of Miami to the Cowboys in 1989 signed a oneyear con tract Friday with the Dolphins ONeill 41 served as head athletic trainer at the University of Miami for four years before joining the Cowboys Cowboys owner Jerry Jones had used multiyear contracts and jobtitle upgrades savehis coaching staff from raids by Johnson the former Cowboys coach and Shuiasnew successor at the Dolphins most notable instance was Cowboys Offensive line coach Hudson Houck whom yohnson reportedly was interested in hiring tjntil Jones promoted him to an assistant coach Pallas lineman Ron Stone ecomes a NY Giant EAST RUTHERFORD AP Ron tone a backup blocker for the Dallas bwboys sjgned a fiveyear million deal with the New York Giants on Friday Stone 24 is a restricted free agent and Cowboys have a week to match the ciffer But Dallas is so strapped under the Salary cap that it is unlikely to find the fioney for a player who wasnt a starter f Dallas will receive a fourthround draft if it doesnt match New Yorks offer The contract includes a million sign bonus as the Giants try to replace tackle tumbo Elliott who left for the New York Jets as a free agent The Giants also fear that guard Lance Smith will retire Stone also was being courted by Washington Astros bring aboard five new players to early roster KISSIMMEE Fla AP The Houston Astros on Friday announced the signing of players catcher Tony Eusebio infielder fDrlando Miller and pitchers Mike Hampton ftoug Bracail and Billy Wagner f No terms of the agreements were Announced t Eusebio 28 hit 299 in 1 13 games with SpiiStpn last season 27 was the starting shortstop until left knee sprain he suffered Aug 15 knocked him out for the rest of the season finished with a 262 average and com mitted just 15 errors in 416 chances f Hampton 23 posted a 98 mark with a earned run average in his first season the big leagues Brocail 28 was 64 in games most out of the bullpen Barkley reaches NBA wing milestone of NEW YORK AP Charles Barkley who iveraged points and rebounds in and became the 10th player in flPA history to reach points and rebounds was player of the month j The Suns were 94 in February and Barkiey led the team in rebounding each game He was the high scorer in 11 games iid shot 58 percent frorri the George Kan1 who fdan 111 record for February was selected coach of tie month No 1SA Marshall holds off Cougarettes BY THOMAS GODLEY Sports Editor At 110 and ranked No 1 in the San Antonio area the Marshall Rams had shutout 10 oppo nents and were looking for a real challenge They found it on Friday at Canyon Softball Field The Canyon Cougarettes took Marshall to the brink of defeat but came up short in their upset bid giving up four runs in the fifth inning and falling 117 Canyon came away with seven runs on 14 hits against a team which had allowed runs only once this season in a game against Prov idence High School The Rams pitching staff entered with an ERA less than We didnt pull out the victory but were encouraged by the way we were able to hit the ball and keep pace with Canyon coach Charlie Adams said Thats a quality ball club Nobody has had much offensive success against them until J L i District standings 284A Smlthson Marshall which is ranked in the state in Class 5A took a 74 lead in the fourth inning Canyon responded with three runs in their next atbat Marci Allen smacked a 3 run home run over the centerfield wall scoring Alma Escamilla and Allen It was Allens sec ond home run of the season Marshall answered with four runs to close out the scoring Pitcher Jenise Harborth took her second loss of the season in eight games The Cougarette offense was highlighted by Kylie Adams and Julia Best who each batted 3for4 in the game HeraldZeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Canyon catcher Kylie Adams shows the umpire the evidence needed for an out at the plate against Marshall Allen was 2for4 at the plate and Tiffany Weidner went 2for3 with an RBI The Cougars who now stand at 63 on the season Were scheduled to play a Wimberley and Dripping Springs late Saturday The district 284A schedule opens on Saturday Back on Track At the Buffalo Relays Getting in gear at the sea sons second track meet New Braunfels Canyon and Smithson Valley ath letes went at each other in the Buffalo Relays on Saturday at Schertz Clemens High School Among the standouts in the field events were Clay Skarovsky NBHS 1st pole vault BradTriesch SVHS 3rd long jump 209 and triple jump 2nd 423 Erin Baetge NBHS 1st high jump Kendra Reimer CHS 2nd long jump 1610 and Michelle Moore SVHS 3rd long jump HeraldZeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Academic advisor helps Hoyas make the grade By JOSEPH WHITE AP Sports Writer LANDOVER Md woman sitting next to the Georgetown bench looks a little out of place Prim and grandmotherly she shouts the occasional word of encouragement to the players on the court then follows coach John Thompson to the locker room when the game is over But beneath Mary Fenlons placid exterior is the hardnosed uncompromising academic advis er who has kept Georgetowns players and Thompson on their scholastic toes for 24 years Shed curse you out if you messed New York Knicks center Patrif k Ewing said And if you needed a pat on the bapk shed pat you on the is just a tfenlon was the first assistant Thompson hired when he took over the Hoyas basketball program in 1972 Since then Thompson has made George town a perennial college powerhouse while Fen lon has made sure that the schools academic integrity wasnt sacrificed in the process even in moneydriven leaveschoolearly basketball environment of the 90s Its not a basketball thing with said sophomore Allen Iverson the latest Georgetown star to wrestle with thoughts of leaving early for the NBA I love Miss Fenlon to death because of how she gets on me about my work in class She wants me to put that first She keeps everything in Under the ThompsonFenlon regime 72 of 74 basketball players who stayed at Georgetown four years received their of her rules If a player has a paper due on the day of an away game he has to turn it in before the trip not after Tilings that players get away with in high school or at other universities are absolute non starters with Fenlon Basically she just picked up where my parents A case in football overtime As former head coach Ryan Nunez recalls it was an hourlong statistical dis cussion that gave Kerrville Tivy the 1981 district cham pionship Thousands of fans had witnessed a classic gridiron battle between two rival Hill Country high schools and when the final seconds ticked off the clock riot a soul knew who had won The Scoreboard showed Kerrville and Fred ericksburg deadlocked at 1515 Based on the tiebreaker rule of penetrations Kerrville coach es figured they held the edge in territorial advances They were so confident in fact that with less than a minute left in the game and trailing 1512 Tivys placekicker was sent in to boot a field goal rather than try to punch it in from within the 10 yard line and win it outright John Teltschik an AllAmerican kicker who went on to play for the University of Texas and the Philadelphia Eagles easily nailed the chip shot that brought Tivys sidelines to a cel ebqition only for a moment As it turned out Fredericksburg coaches contested the final num and demanded a recount The officials took the stat sheets into the locker room and tedious recalculations deemed that Tivy had indeed won the game Meanwhile legions fans had departed the sta ium oblivious to the news A few faithful ted around until near midnight to find out Thomas Godley Tivy was in the playoffs left senior Jerome Williams said Discipline is one of her Fenlon has another steadfast rule She does not talk to reporters In 24 years the only inter view she has given was to Spike Lee for an HBO piece on Thompson and even then she said little about herself She declined to be interviewed for this story The young men would be compromised if they thought I was going to be talking to the Fenlon once said It violates the confidence of the While Fenlon quietly goes about her business Thompson can hardly stop talking about her Mention her name and the coachs eyes light up as he describes how their unlikely and some times contentious partnership works I made her promise me when I first came here that I wanted these kids to graduate and that I did not trust my own competitive Thompson said wa tha flt was a said Nunez who has since redjred from coaching and resides in West Lake Hijls We had talked it over with the officials before the kick and everyone knew we were on penetrations first downs and yardage Frifdericksburg didnt want to concede defeat They were trying whatever they could to mess with the officials I was a young coach at that tinie and let them lure me into fLooking back I should have loaded the on the bus and got out of there knowing we had Rarely does a high football game end in suph confusion and bitterness but that now leg erjdary fiasco serves as a valid case in point for an overtime system in high school football The University Interscholastic League is toy ing with the idea of installing an extra period for tiffbreaking purposes High school coaches for the most part have opposed the change but Charles Briethamp LJIL athletic director believes its only a matter of time before the latest proposal catches on Rather than a sudden death format the new nfle would allow teams to win outright without the clock being a factor After a coin toss each team would be given the ball on offense and a possession would end when a team scores com mas a turnover or fails to convert on fourth djown The game ends when the score is no longer tied at the lead at the end of overtime At this stage the UIL has decided to put it into effect only for playoff games Based on coaches evaluations the rule could become a fixture during the regular season For any fan who has left a contest with the empty feeling caused by a stalemate the idea of in overtime rule is welcomed news Thomas Godley is sports editor for the Her
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