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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 28, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas                                to havj youf ftvent David Rupkalvis 8t 6259144 or by email at smithson Valley subvarsity Rangers junior varsity team visits East white freshmen play at New Braunfels IV football Young Unicorns visit Canyon in next to last game of Time T I U L I Canyon freshman football Young Rangers host New Braunfels in pair of freshman games Time ever had Teammates best friends inducted together into Trinity University Hall of Fame DAVID Bill Daffin became a member of the Hall of Fame Saturday 30 years after he graduated By David Rupkalvis Sports Editor They came to Trinity from oppo site sides of San Antonio but that didnt stop Bill Damn and Paul Stan ley from becoming best friends They played baseball together briefly tried to go pro together grad uated together and eventually moved to New Braunfels where they raised their families together For 30 years they were best friends So it was only fitting Daffin and Stanley were inducted into the Subrnitted by Trinity University Athletic Department Bill Daffin led the Tigers in almost every offensive category when he graduated in 1973 Thirty years later he was elected to the Trinity Hall of Fame Trinity University Hall of Fame together Saturday Only one thing was missing when the two friends were inducted Saturday Stanley himself Daffiris best friend and one of the best pitchers to ever play for Trinity died three years ago and was represented by his family at the cer emony Its so special to be inducted Daffin said Hes been my best friend for 30 years We werent that close in college but we became best friends after college We raised families Daffin and Stanley led the Tigers to a 326 record in 1972 with Daffin was the teams top hitter and Stanley its best pitcher Thirty years ago the Tigers did not play a typical Division III schedule but took on many of the top univer sities in the We were probably the best team Trinity ever Daffin said We played Texas Texas Baylor all those colleges and we beat most of When he graduated in 1973 Daffin held most of Trinitys offensive records including career records for hitting percentage triples doubles and hits He still ranks in the top 10 in most of those categories As he looked back at his time as a Tiger Daffin said they were some of the best yearsof his life t I remember our being not only a bunch of good play er but we were like he said Ive always told people that I wished I could have played four more years Being inducted into the Hall of Fame is something that Daffin said is an incredible honor especially at the school he loved I knew I was a good ball player and my whole lifes ambition was to play professional Daffin said But I wouldnt trade my years here for anything I could have done as a While Daffin was putting runs on the board Stanley was proficient in shutting other teams down To this day he holds the Trinity record for wins in a season with 12 and he also has a nohitter to his credit He also holds career marks for earned run average strikeouts and innings pitched Daffin said that Stanleys success was largely due to his attitude on the mound He was an unbelievable com Daffin said There wasnt anyone more competitive He could ritstand to The two good friends became best friends after college and briefly tried to turn professional But after four days in Mexico they called it quits and came home They raised their families in New Braunfels and continued a friend ship that only ended when Stanley died from complications of diabetes in 2000 Daffin is still very close to his family today Saturday Beverly Stanley accepted the award forher husband with their children watclrtag from the stands disappointed Stanley wasnt there because he would have loved the moment Hes the kind of guy who just loved people patting him on the Daffin said He would have been grinning ear to ear He would have given me a big hug and a kiss right on that Photo submitted by Trinity University Paul Stanley still holds four school pitching records for Trinity University DAVID Beverly Stanley accepts her hus bands plaque for the Trinity Hall of Fame Saturday Newlook Spurs open defense of NBA title SAN ANTONIO AP Four months after winning their second NBA title the San Antonio Spurs are awash in naw faces and abounding with big questions Can Tim Duncan pjay as comfortably with Rasho Nes terovic as he did with David Robinson Can Tony Parker forgive and forget that the Spurs wanted to give his job to Jason Kidd Can Robert Horry help San Antonio in the ways he used to hurt the Spurs And the biggest question of all Can the Spurs fend off the Los Angeles Lakers DaUas and the rest of the beefedup Western Conference and repeat as champions Spurs coach Gregg Popovich doesnt have the answers yet I wont know what we have until Januaryor the AllStar Popovich said Tim Duncan is the kind of player that ensures we play at a cer tain level Championship play is another Where other Western Con ference contenders stocked up on marquee names Gary Paytonand Karl Malone to the Lakers Antawn Jami son and Antoine Walker to the Mavericks Latrell Sprewell and Sain Casseli tp Minneso ta and Brad Miller to Sacra mento the Spurs went shopping for role players to fit into a system that revolves around Duncan Were not as loaded as a lot of other said Duncan the leagues twoUme reigning in the The biggest acquisition was Nesterovic who has the daunting task of replacing one of the most popular players in franchise history Also new tp the Spurs are reserve guards Ron Mercer ppg Hedo Turkoglu ppg rpg and Anthony Carter ppg They join reserve forward Malik Rose ppg defensive specialist Bruce Bowen ppg leaguelead ing 44 percent on 3pointers and Manu Ginobili ppg Then theres Horry long despised by the San Antonio faithful for his clutch shoot ing during his years with Houston and the Lakers Hor ry ppg rpg questions just how much the Lakers really helped themselves in the offseason Spurs At a Glance I LAST SEASON 6022 first in Western Conference and I ADDED C Rasho Nesterovic free G Ron Mercer G Hedo Turkoglu G Anthony Carter free F free I COST C David Robinson G Steve Kerr F Danny Ferry G Stephen Jackson free G Speedy Claxton free G Steye Smith I WHY HOPES ARE HIGH The 7fpot adds youth and mobility in the ppst while the departure of the erratic and emotional Jgckspn opens a spot in the starting lineup for fan favorite Manu Ginobili Chargers escape fire at home but not Dolphins TEMPE Ariz AP their home stadium being used as an evacuation center and the nearby hills in flames the San Diego Charg ers moved their longawaited Monday night game 365 miles to the east and fell flat Brian Griese in his first start for Miami completed 20 of 29 passes for 192 yards and three touchdowns and the Dolphins intercepted Drew Brees three times in a 2610 victory Griese at least for one night lived up to the heritage that his last name carries He completed his first six passes and was 13 of14 for 145 yards and three scores as Miami built a 243 halftime lead Patrick Surtain had two Week 8 Results Sundays games 16 Dallas 0 Chicago 24 Detroit 16 Baltimore 26 Denver 6 St Louis 33 Pittsburgh 21 Cincinnati 27 Seattle 24 Tennessee 30 Jacksonville 17 New England 9 Cleveland 3 J3 New Orleans 20 Giants 29 Minnesota 20 Francisco 13 Indianapolis 30 Houston 21 17 Kansas City 38 Buffalo 5 Open dates Oakland Washington Green Bay Atlanta Mondays game Miami 26 San Diego 10 interceptions setting up Miamis first touchdown with the first and stopping a San Diego scoring threat with the second Deer hunting in Texas is the best in the world I t Yrowi yif a VJW C Wf F T comes to taFjuinttag For reason hunters ftpmajover jhj country seem to bash what we do here m the Ljne Star state Maybe it is because we do things different here Maybe it is because they simply dont know bowor why we do certain things I tend tp ihjnk jt is because they are not educated m regards to whitetail man agement practices Bwt ttjere is one thing for sure Texas has the bm whitetail deer herd in the no brag shout fpr many years fece it land ilid for deer has paid big dividends I esertfiy had the pteaswe of hosting two northern hunters on a whitetail hunt in My mar They had never seen m many deer on onefwcfc andevery deer looked like a shooter11 tp them of the hunters ese incojninghwters on what to expect Their firearm of choice was a new When they first heard we wouW be hunting mature management pucks on high tense nosh they s had horns it went down Our hunting guests were pleased to see so many deer but most of them were out of range During the two days they hunted thjy both revived yaju aWe lesson in wildlife management They now realise to deer hunting in Tejsas is the greatest m the wortd It took some time to expjata bow to determine the age of a deer and the reaspnirigfQdettingthemvvaikifnot mature Soth ol them were serious deer accordingly It is a good thing because the cattie business has been notbJnf to That is when the frpstration started showed up They did Where we come from it is almost impossible to see a mature deer because they nev er live that said one of them The two hunters did have a good time as they man aged to bag two feral hogs two does aM a seven point buck at 143 yards all with their muzzleload ers They left wtth lot of meat and some fantastic memo ries But the most important thing I think they left bupk I WPMWbf to reepjpfep one jjifi infant it towards dger bmttag to KEITHWARBiN MA Wotren is tlw host of tm weekly QtuAoor tstevi   

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