New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 8, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas
Unicorn Relays promise talent
By KARI MITCHELL Sports editor
Despite the fact the girls team will have, for the first time, completed their season before the annual meet, the New Braunfels boys track team will host 13 teams Saturday in what promises to be the best Unicorn Relays yet.
Competing against top-ranked Kerrville Tivy’s Matt Taylor, will be teams from Alamo Heights, Austin Anderson, Austin Crockett, Austin
Travis, Georgetown, Gonzales, Hays, Kerrville Tivy, Leander, New Braunfels, Canyon, San Marcos and Taylor.
“Tivy’s probably going to win the team title,” said New Braunfels coach Lew Simmonds. “They’ve got Matt Taylor and Joe Baker who can do just about anything... But, we’ll pick up some points in the field events with Craig Wersterfer in the pole vault.”
Field events are scheduled to begin at IO a.m. with the running preliminaries at noon and the finals scheduled for 4 p.m..
Others to watch for from NB and Canyon are David DeLemos, Earl Wilson, John Matney, Tim Doty. Roy Martinez, Keith Buck and Ray Seinz from NB and Ross Tieken, Glen Nemec, Mauro Alvizo, Kevin Eyres, David Holsonbake and Mike I^al from Canyon.
Baseball: Today: Canyon at Gonzales (district game), 7 p.m.; Fredericksburg at New Braunfels (district game), 7:30 p.m.; Hays at Canyon JV, 4:15 p.m.
Track: Today: Girls 26-3A district meet at Smithson Valley High School; Girls 13-4A district meet at Canyon High School.
Saturday, April 9: Unicorn Relays. NB and CHS boys to compete against approximately IO other teams; SV boys at Lockhart.
Sportsman’s Club: Today: Comal County Sportsman’s Club will meet on Kowald Lane for a fish fry from 5-7:30 p.m. Tickets sold at the door.
Austin Sportsfest: Today through April 17. Texas Relays begin today in Memorial Stadium; Roundup Ski Tournament, Lacrosse and a Marathon begin Saturday on Auditorium Shores. Call Austin Camber of Commerce, 512-478-9383 for more information.
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Friday. April 8, 1983
Rangers take beating
Lockhart roars to 15-hit, 13-0 victory
By SCOTT HARING Wire editor
It had been 13 days since the Smithson Valley Rangers had last played, and the team looked like it was starting from scratch.
“The spring break came at exactly the wrong time for this team," lamented coach Stan Irv ine after his Rangers suffered a 13-0 pounding Thursday at the hands of the Ixxkhart Iuons. “We haven't played that poorly all season.”
To put it mildly, it was not a good game for the Rangers or pitcher Pat Bruce, as Lockhart took advantage of 15 hits, five Ranger errors and a handful of additional mental mistakes to make the game a laugher from the first inning on.
The Iuons sent IO men to the plate in that first inning. After a leadoff strikeout, Lockhart pitcher Manuel Alvarez belted the ball over the left field fence for a solo home run. After that, Lockhart went
single-error-single-single-walk-fielder's choice-single to score four more runs before the inning mercifully came to a close.
The Lions added two runs in the second, four in the third and two in the fifth before the ten-run rule ended the game.
The Ranger offense was silenced by Alvarez' fastball. A scratch fifth-inning single by James Rust was the only thing that kept Alvarez from a no-hitter. He had to settle for the one-hit shutout, walking only two and striking out nine.
Irvine blamed the long layoff and general lack of playing experience for the loss (the Rangers have had four games rained out and only played their eighth contest of the season Thursday — some teams have twice that many games under their belts). “I just hope we got it all out of our systems," Irvine said.
The Rangers, now 4-4, have precious
little tune to regroup. They start their District 26-3A season Tuesday afternoon with a 4:15 game in Boerne.
The Smithson Valley junior varsity used a triple play Thursday to help beat the Burnet JV, 8-7.
The play came with Bulldogs on first and second and none out in the top of the sixth and the score tied at seven. The Burnet batter hit a hard line drive down the first base line which Mike Irvine, holding the runner on, caught easily. Irvine then stepped on first to double up that runner and then threw to shortstop Hollis Belcher to triple up the other runner at second.
Charged by that play, the Rangers went on to notch their first win of the season with a run rn the bottom of the inning Jeff Hastings, who relieved starter Kevin Ruby, got the win.
SV’s Pat Bruce took the loss from the Lions
S tad photo by John Santai
SV golfers 2nd
The Smithson Valley golf team finished second Thursday at the District 26-3A tournament at the Woodlands Golf Course at Canyon I.ake, qualifying the team for the regionals in Kingsville.
The best five golfers from each team competed; Randolph won the district title while a pair of golfers from Boerne won the individual medals for first and second place.
The five who won the second-place for Smithson Valley were Mike Glover, Bart Moore, I^ee Faber, Sean Hays and Jeff Kingry. Rick Calhoun is the coach.
The Rangers have a 12-man golf team; these same five may not necessarily go to the regional tournament. Calhoun said he would announce in the near future which five would represent the team at the Region IV tournament in May.
Pittsburgh sinks Astros with two- run ninth
Pittsburgh’s Dale Berra led off the ninth with a game-tying home run. Lee Mazzilli drove in the winning run with a single.
Rod Scurry, the third Pittsburgh pitcher, earned the victory with 12-3 innings of scoreless relief. He struck out Tony Scott, Omar Moreno and Dickie Then after Alan Ashby opened the Houston ninth with a double.
Mets 6, Phillies 2
Craig Swan threw the Philadelphia Phillies a curve — in more ways than one.
Swan, a fastball-slider pitcher until he developed shoulder problems several years ago, said he developed a curveball during the off-season “just to show it, and here we are getting batters out with it."
Although he issued six walks, the
New York Mets’ veteran right-hander held the Phillies to three hits in 62-3 innings Thursday before giving way to Ned Allen, who preserved a 6-2 victory.
Expos 7, Cubs 3
Tun Raines and Andre Dawson drove in two runs apiece — all unearned — in Montreal’s four-run fourth inning, while Bill Gullickson scattered eight hits and struck out eight.
American League Brewers 5, Angels 3
Milwaukee’s Jerry Augustine, a relief pitcher, found himself in an unaccustomed role against the California Angels — as a starter. When the game ended, nobody was
more relieved than Augustine.
“I was tired late. I hadn’t gone this far in a long time,” said the Brewers’ left-hander after pitching eight shutout innings and surviving a shaky ninth before walking off the mound Thursday night with a complete-game 5-3 victory.
Yankees 8. Mariners 1
Dave Winfield's third homer of the season, Steve Kemp’s second and Butch Wynegar’s first helped the Yankees wui their first game of 1983.
Indians 9, A's 1
Andre Thornton had two singles, a double and a homer and drove in four runs — he has eight RBI already — as the Indians mauled Oakland. Len Barker scattered six hits in seven innings while Cleveland chased Tom
Underwood after 11-3 innings.
Twins 5. Tigers 4
Larry Herndon didn’t have the best of days in left field for Detroit.
In the first inning he watched John Castino’s shot sail over the wall for a homer. And in the third when Ron Washington hit a fly ball he could get his glove on, Herndon dropped it for a three-base error and the two runs that gave the Twins their victory.
Red Sox 7, Blue Jays 3
Carl Yastrzemski got back into the swing of things for Boston, along with Dave Stapleton and Dwight Evans.
Yaz, starting what will be his final season in the majors, hit a two-run single in the first inning and Stapleton followed with a three-run homer that started the Red Sox on their way.
The old Master
Palmer returns in Masters golf
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Two veterans and a young lion shared the first-round lead, but the resurgence of an old hero, Arnold Palmer, quickened the pulse of the Masters Golf Tournament Palmer, the 53-year-old living legend who built his popularity by winning this event four tunes, brought Arnie’s Army back to life Thursday.
Their noise and enthusiasm virtually drowned out the 5-under-par exploits of the leaders — former champion Raymond Floyd, GU Morgan and Jack Renner, who tied at 67.
Palmer was one shot back at 68, his best round on the 6,905-yard Augusta National Golf Club course since posting a similar score in 1965.
“Damn right,” Palmer said when he was asked if he could win a record-tying fifth Masters title.
“I want to win, or not play at all,” he said, alluding to the status of his overall game. “Either get on, or get off.”
He got it on Thursday because of a new driver and some advice from Tom Watson.
He said the driver was helping his distance an average of 25 yards and that Watson helped hun correct a flaw in his hip movement during a practice round Tuesday.
‘'I’m not eliminating the possibility I’ll have a poor round tomorrow, but I feel more confident about going out and playing,” Palmer said.
The round was interrupted by a 40-iiunute rain delay, but the swirluig winds that normally test the Masters field never developed.
Because of those conditions, half of the 82-man international field came in at par or better, 28 of those with subpar rounds Five-tune Masters champion Jack Nicklaus wasn't rn the top half of the field.
Neither was Gary Player, nor Sam Snead, the 70-year-old star of another era who had announced this would be his final fling The second round of the 47th Masters Golf Tournament was postponed by rain Friday and will be played Saturday, weather permitting.
Trials to be held
James proves Worthy of his reputation
By WILLIAM R BARNARD AP Sports Writ*
Aitnoogh guard Norm Nixon was sidelined with a tor* mea, the Ix* Angeles leakers had a worthy for v*ne extra scoring help. fa/M# James Worthy has been brought along ti/s-viy by the larkers this season, but he broke loose Ty rutting ll of 13 shots from the field and scoring 25 pranis Thursday night as I .os Angeles defeated the Phoenix Sons 117-106 The triumph clinched the National Basketball Anura latino's Western Division title for the Ukers,
55-20. They lead the second-place Suns by 84 games with seven to play.
Bucks IOO, Cays 87
Sidney Moncrief scored 12 of his game-high 21 points in the first 6** minutes of the third quarter to help Milwaukee oteak open a close game with Cleveland.
The score was tied 50-50 at halftime, but Mon-crief’s spurt enabled the Bucks to go ahead 67-58.
Sonics 102, Clippers 96
Gus Williams hit eight of nine shots, including six in a row during his 15-point third quarter, to lead
Seattle to its sixth straight victory and its lith in a row over San Diego.
The Clippers, playing without star rookie Terry Cummings, who was undergoing a heart examination, led 44-43 at halftime.
Warriors 118, Blazers 107
Rookie guard Eric Floyd scored a career-high 27 points and reserve forward Lewis Lloyd added 24 as Golden State defeated Portland.
The game was tied 6M0 in the third quarter, but a 37-15 run by the Warriors turned the game into a runaway.
By SCOTT HARING Wire editor
Amateur motorcyclists from across the nation and Canada will be competing rn the “National Observed Trials Championship Round” motorcycle event to be held Saturday in Settler.
Observed Trials is a form of competition in which a motorcycle and rider must overcome a natural (and sometimes manmade) hazard obstacle course. There is a maximum time limit, but speed is not the important factor: controlling the bike through seemingly impossible terrain is.
The event is one of a series of national qualifiers, and will be held on the Roland Erben ranch on River Road north of Sattler. Signs on River Road will direct you to the aile. The
gates will open at IO a.m. and the event will be over by 5:30 p.m. Admission is $3 for adults and $1 for children, and all proceeds go to the Muscular Dystrophy Association. A special discount of $1 is offered to anyone arriving on motorcycle.
The event is being organized by Gene Tuck, former anchorman at KSAT-TV in San Antonio and motorcycle enthusiast. Tuck says the sport requires more skill than motocross or other types of motorcycle racing. “It’s a finesse sport,” Tuck said.
A world-class field is expected for the event, including Bernie Schrieber, defending national champion and the only observed trials world champion to come from the United States.
Tickets will be sold at the gate.
For more information, call MI BIBI.
Staff photo by Cm&y Richardson
The New Braunfels relay team will be one of those competing Saturday