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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 14, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas Wilson picked to play in All-Star football game New Braunfels’ senior runningback Earl Wilson was recently selected as one of 34 players to the Texas High School Coaches North-South All-Star Football team. “He’s Joining a real elite group,’’ said NB Athletic director Jim Streety in a phone conversation Wednesday. “We’re really proud and excited for him.’’ The game is scheduled for Wednesday, July 27, at the University of Texas-Arlington Stadium. The week of camp will, as in previous years, be held at Texas Christian University. However, due to the work scheduled for the Amon-Carter Stadium, the game was moved. Coaching the South All-stars will be Huntsville’s Joe Clements. Only three other New Braunfels High School players have been invited to play. Wilson joins Terry Tausch (1977) and Greg Chafin (1979). Sports calendar Baseball: Friday, April 15: New Braunfels at Canyon (district game), 4:15 p.m.. Track: Saturday, April 16: Canyon boys at Cuero Relays, Smithson Valley Boys at Pflugerville Relays. April 23 — Regional IV girls track meets. Members of New Braunfels and Canyon track teams will compete at Gregory-Portland High School in Corpus Christi while members of the Smithson Valley team will compete at Texas AAI in Kingsville. Austin Sports fest: Through April 17. Roundup Ski Tournament, Lacrosse and Rugby tourney begin Saturday on Auditorium Shores. Call Austin Chamber of Commerce, 512-478-9383 for more information. Golf: Sunday, noon. Landa Golf Course weekly Sunday Scramble. Golf Fest Tourney — April 22-24, Landa Golf Course. During the tourney, the course will be closed to all outside play. Turkey season: April 16-May I for Comal County. Hunters may shoot one gobbler. Smitbson Valley boys take 26-3A tennis title The Smithson Valley boys tennis team made it a clean sweep in District 26-3A this week when they captured the district title at Fair Oaks courts in Boerne. Phil Wildberger led the way, taking first in the singles. He beat Boerne’s Kirk Beason, 7-6,6-4 in the finals. The girls’ tennis team had also won the district title earlier on the same courts. Both teams are coached by Terry Taylor, in her first year at Smithson Valley. The Rangers also got a second-place finish from the doubles team of Jamie Booth and Calvin Madison. They lost in the finals to Randolph's Benj! Vam and Todd Lightner, 6-3, 7-6. Smithson Valley’s 30 points took first in the meet, followed by Boerne with 25 and Randolph with 20. Wildberger, Booth and Madison all qualify for the Region IV-3A tennis tournament in Kingsville, to be held May 4 and 5. Sports Hwrald-Zritung Thursday, April 14,1983 6A Nine in a row In the dirt New Braunfels third baseman Mike Espinoza dives for a hardhit ground ball in action from the Fredericksburg game. At the midpoint of the District 13 4A season, Fredericksburg leads with a 6 0 record, followed by New Braunfels and Lockhart at 4 '    Si**    photo    bt    John    Sen he i 2. Canyon, Gonzales and Kerrville Tivy are all 24, and Hays is 15 The second go round begins Friday, and the Unicorns will travel across town to play Canyon at Canyon s home park at 4:15 p.m. Astros fall to LA. in 14 innings LOS ANGELES (AP) — Joe Niekro says the Houston Astros' losing streak is ‘‘mysterious.’’ But the pitch that Los Angeles Dodgers’ Steve Yeager hit in the bottom of the 14th inning Wednesday night — a Frank LaCorte “mistake,” he called it — was no mystery. It went for a two-run homer, the Dodgers won, 5-3, their fourth win in a row, and it left Houston 0-9 and in the record books. The Astros now have the dubious distinction of sharing the modern National League record for most losses at the start of a season with the 1918 Brooklyn Dodgers, 1919 Boston Braves and 1962 New York Mets. "How can we play every game so close and lose them all?” wondered Niekro. Of the Astros’ nine losses, three have been by one run and five by two runs. The other was an opening night 16-7 defeat to the Dodgers, and they were in that one, too, for five innings. "If we were playing badly, and getting blown out of games. I could understand,” Niekro said. "But this is sickening. It’s mysterious.” Flay Knight: "It’s beyond belief.” Manager Bobby Lillis. "Our guys have nothing to be ashamed of. And, now, we’ll see what everyone’s made of.” The Astros were one out away from winning the first game of the series with the Dodgers, but lost that one in ll innings, 4-3. They lost Tuesday night, 3-1, and they were ahead, 2-0, in the seventh when Los Angeles rookie Greg Brock cracked a two-run homer. And they were ahead, 3-2, in the eighth, when Steve Sax stroked a run-scoring single to tie the score. Finally, in the 14th, Derrel Thomas doubled after two were out and then Yeager, who hadn’t homered since last June until he hit one Tuesday night, won the game with a shot into the left-center seats. "I wasn’t thinking home run," he said. “I was looking for a certain pitch with first base open. I,aCorte made a mistake, I was lucky to capitalize and I hit it as hard as I could.” The win went to Pat Zachry, 1-0, the sixth I^os Angeles pitcher. He entered the game with a 1-11 career record against Houston. I^aCorte, 0-2, took the loss. Both clubs are idle today. Houston returns home to meet Montreal while Ix>s Angeles is at home against San Diego. Rangers still lead AL West Cleveland tops Texas, 4-3 CIE VELAND (AP) - When pitcher l*n Barker heard his Cleveland Indians' teammates grumbling in the dugout, he refused to be discouraged. "A lot of the guys were complaining about Charlie Hough's knuckleball,” Barker said. "But the Rangers took him out and we got to the other guy.” Hough, relying almost exclusively on his well-known knuckler, started for the Texas Rangers on Wednesday and limited Cleveland to two runs on six hits through six innings. But he grew tired and benched himself in the seventh, and the Indians jumped on reliever Mike Mason for two quick runs that gave them a 4-3 victory. Mike Hargrove doubled in Chris Bando to tie the score 3-3 in the seventh, and Bake McBride poked a two-out single to left to score Hargrove with the winning run. Hargrove, who had struck out twice in three at bats against Hough, was happy to face someone else when the game was on the line. "You can’t be timid when a guy throws a ball like Hough’s," Hargrove said. "You've got to get up there and swing. One time it’ll break in on you and the next time it goes away from you. "I said to the umpire on one pitch, "That ball was a little outside, wasn’t it?' He said, Mike, I’m struggling just like you are.’” Hough had pitched four scoreless innings Sunday in his first appearance since undergoing minor knee surgery during spring training. "I wouldn't say it was the four innings Sunday,” Hough said. "But just having Texas, Baylor lead hoop recruiting race nine innings in spring training, and then you've got a cold day here, I stiffened up a little bit. I was honest with (Manager) Doug Rader and told him. ‘If you can get another guy out here, we might be better off.’" Not true. Mason, 0-2, trying to protect a 3-2 lead, walked Bando, who moved into scoring position when Julio Franco laid down a two-strike bunt. "Julio’s a good bunter,” Indians’ Manager Mike Ferraro said. “I have a lot of faith in him getting the ball down.” The Indians had taken a 1-0 lead in the first when Toby Harrah bunted for a single and came all the way around on Andre Thornton’s fly ball single to right. Texas came back with two in the second on George Wright’s two-run single. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Baylor and Texas — two of the doormats of the Southwest Conference basketball race this past season — got the future off to a promising start by landing some prize schoolboy basketball recruits. Arkansas, which overcame everyone but Houston in the race for the SWC crown, also nabbed some top high school players Wednesday on national signing day. Baylor signed bluechip Dallas Kimball guard Dwayne Brown, rated as the top player in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. The 6-foot, 5-inch Brown, picked on the Dallas Tims Herald coaches list of top Texas players, averaged almost 18 points per game and was recruited by many colleges. Hailer also signed 6-6 forward James Malone, who averaged 22.5 points per game for Jacksonville (Texas) Baptist Junior College; Jody Reeves, a 6-7 forward from Allen, who averaged 26 points and 16 rebounds per game; and 6-3 guard Dave Reichert of Highland Park, who averaged 19 points and eight assists per game. "We got a really good group, some real good shooters,” said Haller. "I’m thrilled with these four kids.” Texas Coach Bob Weltlich also had reason to be proud. He signed guards Marcus Bolden of Killeen and Mike Hess of Newport Beach, Calif.; 6-8 forward Jerry Holmes of Longview; and 6-9 forward Ray nard Davis of San Antonio Sam Houston. Davis, another Dallas Times Herald blue chip, averaged 13.6 points and 11.2 rebounds for Sam Houston. "Holmes is a good rebounder and an excellent defensive player,” said Weltlich. "He gives us muscle inside.” Holmes scored 15 points and averaged IO rebounds per game. Bolden averaged 23 points per game and six assists while Hess was a 12 points-per-game scorer. Arkansas signed 6-6 Jay Crane of Haltom High School as Coach Eddie Sutton made his presence felt in Texas, Kansas and Oklahoma. Crane averaged 14 points and 9 rebounds per game. Sutton also got Hunter McDonald, a 6-4 guard from Blue Valley Springs High School in Stanley, Kansas. McDonald averaged 22 points per game. The Razorbacks also signed 6-6 guard Kevin Rehl, the player of the year in Oklahoma. Rehl averaged 34.8 points per game and was the third leading scorer in the state’s history. Southern Methodist Coach Dave Bliss signed Idaho schoolboy player of the year, 6-4 guard Scott Johnson of Meridian, who averaged 21 points per game and shot 51 percent from the field and 78 percent from the foul line. Earlier, Bliss had signed Terry Williams, a 6-9 forward from Free Academy, Newburg, N.Y. Williams, a former teammate of SMU guard Butch Moore, averaged 24 points and 15 rebounds per game. The Southwest Conference champion Houston Cougars, who lost by two points in the national title game, signed Nederland guard Jamie Weaver.Spurs take two from Lakers; playoff race tight By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The six teams battling for the final four National Basketball Association playoff berths would love to do what the San Antonio Spurs did — win two games in one night. New York, Washington, Kansas City and Denver all won Wednesday night to help their postseason hopes, while Atlanta’s loss to the Kings hurt its chances. The Spurs, who have already clinched the Midwest Division title, needed just three seconds to add one game to the win column against Los Angeles and then won the regularly scheduled contest 114-109 over the Lakers. The first game had been suspended since Nov. 30 after the NBA ruled that officials improperly made a jump-ball call that helped the Lakers win in double overtime. On Wednesday, the game was restarted with the Spurs ahead 116-114 with three seconds left in overtime. Los Angeles guard Norm Nixon tried to miss his free throw on purpose so a teammate could get the ball, but San Antonio got possession when Nixon missed the rim. San Antonio’s Johnny Moore was fouled and he hit (me of two free throws to seal the long-awaited victory, 117-114. In games crucial to the playoffs, New York beat New Jersey 106-100 to pull into fifth place in the East, one-half game ahead of Washington and Atlanta. The Bullets stayed close with a 95-76 rout of Philadelphia, while the Hawks fell 114-103 to Kansas City. In the West, the Kings’ victory put them into fifth place, one-half game ahead of idle Portland and one game ahead of Denver, which beat Houston 131-112. In both conferences, two of the three contending teams will make the playoffs. Gene Banks hit 19 of 22 field goal attempts and scored a career-high 44 points for San Antonio in its 48-minute defeat of the lakers. The lakers, winner of the Pacific Division, led 76-75 after a layup by Michael Cooper, but the Spurs scored IO of the next 14 points and never trailed again.Bullets 95, 76ers 76 Washington manhandled Eastern Conference champion Philadelphia as Ricky Sobers and Jeff Ruland scored 17 points apiece. The Bullets, who will clinch a playoff spot if they can win their last three games, led by as many as 21 points and held all-atars Andrew Toney and Julius Erving to eight and seven points, respectively, while Moses Malone didn’t play because of a knee injury.Knicks 108, Nets 100 Louis On and seven other New York players scored in double figures as the Knicks beat their cross-river rivals. Orr scored ll of his 13 points during a 25-12 fourth-quarter run that turned an 8060 tie, the 17th deadlock of the game, into a 105-92 lead with 5:07 left.Kings 114, Hawks 103 Kansas City won the pairing of playoff contenders as Ray Williams scored 32 points and Eddie Johnson 27 against Atlanta. The Kings, who have won five games in a row, faces Houston on Friday and Denver on Sunday. Atlanta, which got 31 points from Johnny Davis, needs a victory over Milwaukee Saturday to keeps its hopes alive.Nuggets 131, Rockets 112 Denver stayed alive in the Western Conference playoff race as Kiki Vandeweghe scored 28 points, Dan Issei 27 and Alex English 26 against Houston. The Nuggets play host to Dallas Friday and Kansas City Sunday.Pistons 113, Celtics 101 Kelly Tripucka and Isiah Thomas led a fourth-quarter surge for Detroit as playoff-bound Boston’s starters rested. Tripucka had three baskets and Thomas two during a 14-2 Pistons run after the Celtics had cut a 15-point deficit to 93-91. The surge came at the expense of Boston’s second-stringers.Pacers 113, Bucks 90 Indiana snapped a seven-game losing streak as Billy Knight scored 21 points, including ll in a row in the second quarter. Knight’s streak increased a one-point lead to 56-44. The Pacers, who had lost to Milwaukee 12 straight times in the last two years, won for only the 20th time in SO games.Bulls 107, Cavaliers 98 Chicago scored the first 13 points in the fourth quarter to overcome Cleveland and end a seven-game loss skein. Jawann Oldham had five points and Quintin Dailey, who led the Bulls with 20 points, added tour during the streak that gave Chicago an 88-76 lead.Suns 109, Sonics 96 Phoenix won its 10th game in ll outings as Kyle Macy scored 24 points and rookie Rory White had nine points in the pivotal fourth quarter. The game was tied 77-77 after three quarters, but White scored the first five points of the fourth period, when the Suns outscored Seattle 32-19. The loss ended an eight-game losing streak for the Supersonics.Mavericks 106, Jazz 99 Reserve guard Elston Turner scored nine of his 13 points in the fourth period to help Dallas defeat Utah. Darrell Griffith led the Jazz with 28 points.Warriors 113, Clippers 92 Golden State handed San Diego its sixth straight loss behind Purvis Short’s 29 points and Erie Floyd’s 25. Floyd had 12 points in the first period as the Warriors raced to a 37-22 advantage and led the rest of the way. ;