New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 19, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas
Hole-in-one highlights Lands news
The Lands Park Golf Course saw another hole-in-one last week when Michael Stapleton of San Antonio aced the 156-yard No. 15. Stapleton, playing in the April 17 Florida Scramble, got the hole-in-one on the Par 3 hole using a pitching wedge.
The Lands Ladies Golf Association played a match April 13 in which only scores on holes beginning with “I” counted. The ‘A’ flight winner was Carol Hansen with a net 26, followed by Grace Bonnett and Sara Delashmutt at net 32. In ‘B’ flight, Jean Kelly and Virgie Van Kleef tied for first at net 32, and Maxine Resibig followed with a net 37. In *C’ flight, Mary Boyer won with a net 35, and Betty
Drummond, Jo Baache and Kitty Cook all tied for second at net 36.
The New Braunfels Golf Association played a two-man team points vs. quota tournament on April 16. The winning team was R. Hansen and K. Krueger at plus IO. H. Kimball and R. Sledge were second at plus 8, and R. Hampton and R. Coley were third at plus 6.
In individual competition, R. Hampton had the low net (58), followed by R. Hansen (60) and C.D. Shaw (62). Closest to the pin on No. 12 and No. 15 were R. Coley and J. Lawrence. They are the winners of a badge to the Legends of Golf being held at Austin’s Onion Creek Country Club
during the week of April 25.
Low gross for the day was D. Douglas with 70.
In the Sunday Scramble, the winning team with a net 59 was M. Stobaugh, D. Boyer, G. Meyer, R. Metzke. Tied at second with 52 were the team of J. Skelton, E. Skelton, R. Coley and R. Hansen and the team of R Hansen, H. Graham, C. Fox and M. Fox.
Closest to the pin on Sunday was J.U. Parker in the men’s competition and Marian Fox in the ladies’.
The Landa Park Golf Course will be closed to the public April 22-24 to accommodate the annual Golf Fest Tournament.
Baseball: Today: New Braunfels at Lockhart
(district game), 6:30 p.m.; Canyon at Fredericksburg (district game), 4:15 p.m.; Cole at Smithson Valley (district game), 4:15 p.m.; Lockhart at Canyon JV, 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 21: Hays at Canyon (district game), 4:15 p.m.; New Braunfels at Gonzales (district game), 7:30 p.m.
Friday, April 22: Bandera at Smithson Valley (district game), 4:15 p.m.
Track: Thursday, April 21: District 26-3A boys’ track meet at Smithson Valley.
Friday, April 22: District 13-4A boys’ track meet at New Braunfels.
Friday and Saturday, April 22-23 — Regional IV girls track meets. Members of New Braunfels and Canyon track teams will compete at Gregory-Portland High School in Corpus Christi Friday and
Saturday while members of the Smithson Valley team will compete Friday only at Texas Ald in Kingsville.
Tennis: April 22-23: Region IV-3A girls' tournament in Kingsville. May 8-7: Region IV-3A boys* tournament in Kingsville.
Golf: 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.
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Tuesday, April 19,1983
T-Bar M to hold
Day Camp Night
T-Bar-M Sports Camp will hold the first annual Day Camp Night at the center on Thursday, April 21, at 7:30 pm.
All former day-campers are invited to attend
along with their parents and friends. A slide show presentation of last year’s activities will be shown and director Dave Thiel will give a talk about the program.
Boys and girls ages 10-15 will be given the opportunity to register at the close of the session Every one interested in attending camp at the T-Bar-
Boston faces tall Atlanta tonight; Denver opens against Phoenix
M is urged to attend.
Dates for this year’s day-camp are July 25-29 and the cost for he session is $90. The schedule is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, ending at noon on Friday.
Registration accompanied by a $50 deposit check are now being accepted. For further information, contact Sue Smith, Camp Registrar at 625-7738.
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
The Boston Celtics hope to cut some “trees’’ down to size tonight in the opening of their National Basketball Association playoff mini-series with the Atlanta Hawks.
“Atlanta is a tough team for us to play because they have such a big front line,’’ says Boston’s Kevin McHale. “But I feel as good about playing them as I do anybody. In a mini-series ifs not so much who we play, ifs how we play."
Tree Rollins, the Hawks’ 7-foot center, will be one of the players the Celtics have to deal with in the Eastern Conference contest at Boston, one of two playoff games tonight. Phoenix plays host to Denver in a first-round game in the Western Conference.
First-round action continues Wednesday night with New York visiting New Jersey in Eastern action and Portland playing at Seattle in the West.
The Celtics avoided the best-of-three mini-series the past three seasons because they had the Eastern Conference’s best record.
"A mmi-series is a tough time because if you blow one (game! you’re struggling," said Boston guard Quinn Buckner. “What we really have to do is play great defense."
Despite the problems the Hawks present inside, the Celtics dominated them during the regular season, winning five of six games. However, Boston Coach Bill Fitch doubts his players will be overconfident.
“The success we had against them means nothing,” he said. “The last thing you want to think about is that you just have to show up. We know a little better.”
Both teams have been playing well of late. The Celtics have won eight of their last ll regular-season games. Atlanta also finished strongly to beat out the Washington Bullets for the Eastern Conference’s final playoff berth.
“I am proud of this team,” said Hawks Coach Kevin Loughery. "To go 18-10 down the stretch is a real treat, considering the injuries we have had and the personnel changes we have made. Only the uninformed could say we don’t deserve to be in the playoffs."
Though the Suns have the home-court advantage, Coach John MacLeod says he knows they “have to play high-quality basketball" to beat Denver. "Our guys realize what kind of team they have."
During the regular season, Denver beat the Suns in four of their five meetings — and the game the Nuggets lost was one in which center Dan Issei was unable to play. He’s back in good health now.
"We’re going to be ready,” says the Suns’ Maurice Lucas. "We’ve been playing well and not to continue playing well would surprise us all."
The Suns finished with six straight victories and took 12 of their last 13.
The second game is scheduled for Thursday night in Denver. The third, if needed, will be back in Phoenix on Sunday.Stanley Cup
Hard-skating Rangers even NY series
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS plenty of them.
.As three-tune National Hockey league champions, a lot is expected of the New York Islanders. So when they falter a bit, it catches people by surprise
And when they play well and lose, ifs all a bit shocking.
The Islanders won the first two games of their Patrick Division final series with their local rivals, the Rangers, and seemed in total command of the Stanley Cup quarterfinal series. Then the scene switched to Madison Square Garden and the Rangers came alive at home.
Monday night, the Rangers deadlocked the best-of-seven series at two games apiece with a 3-1 victory behind the stellar goaltending of Ed Mio. The Islanders played like champions, but so did the Rangers, who got goals from rookie George McPhee in the first period and from Mark Pavelich and Reijo Ruotsalainen in the third.
"We probably played well enough to win," said Islanders center Butch Goring. “I felt like we didn’t deserve to lose. But I guess we also didn’t deserve to win. Go figure it out.”
Mio had the Islanders figured out most of the way, losing his shutout with only 1:38 remaining when Greg Gilbert scored from a goalmouth scramble.
"I got a lot of help out there, the forwards coming back, the defensemen taking them out of the play,” said Mio, who made 35 saves. “The shutout would have been nice but wasn’t important. I’m glad they scored their goal so late. I sort of knew we’d need more than the one goal.”
McPhee got the first goal 2:51 into the contest, taking a pass from Ron Duguay and putting a wrist shot past Isles goalie Roland Melanson, who also was outstanding. Until Pavelich scored at 10:40 of the third period, the goalies frustrated every effort by the offenses — and there wereBlack Hawks 4, North Stars 3
Chicago rallied from a 3-0 deficit on two goals by Tom Lysiak and one by Doug Wilson. The Hawks then dominated the overtime, outshouting the North Stars 11-5 and getting the winning goal from Rich Preston at 10.34. After Preston knocked in the puck, he crashed into the goalpost.
"Preston was just shook up. When he found out he had scored the winning goal, he recovered,’’ said Black Hawks Coach Orval Tessier.
"I was surprised there was so much net open,” Preston said. "I just tipped it with my stick."Bruins 6, Sabres 2
Boston evened its series at Buffalo as Rick Middleton and Barry Pederson skated around and through the Sabres. Middleton came within a point of the Stanley Cup record for most points in a game — set by Wayne Gretzky Sunday night — with two goals and four assists. Pederson added two goals and three assists as Boston moved out of a 2-2 tie on Middleton’s second goal at 12:04 and never looked back.
"I didn’t know I had a chance at the record,” said Middleton, a 96-point scorer during the season."It was a do or die game and we came through. “The advantage is in our favor now."
Flames 6, Oilers 5
Calgary stayed alive despite three goals in the last IO minutes by the potent Oilers and a late penalty the Flames had to kill off. Paul Reinhart scored two power-play goals to lead the Flames. Ken Linseman scored two of the goals during Edmonton’s third-period comeback.
"We’re not going to say that you have to win four in a row,” said Reinhart."We’re saying you have to win four games in this series and it just happens it’s going to have to be four in a row.”Benoit shatters women's marathon world record
BOSTON (AP) — On a cool day when Greg Meyer sped to a Boston Marathon victory in the third-fastest time for the 87-year-old race, Joan Benoit stole some of his thunder by obliterating the women’s world record,
“Joanie is one of the best athletes rn the world, not just among women,” said Meyer. “It’s time people recognized that.”
Benoit set a blistering pace Monday to finish in two hours, 22 minutes, 42 seconds, shaving nearly three minutes off the women’s best of 2:25:29. She led most of the way and won by almost seven minutes.
“I don’t think ifs hit me yet. It will probably hit me tomorrow when I can’t get out of bed," said Benoit, who won the 1979 Boston Marathon in 2:35:15.
Meyer’s only other Boston Marathon was in 1981, when he led from the 16th mile to the 19th mile before fading to an 11th-place finish.
"I took the lead just about where I lost it two years ago,” said Meyer, whose winning time was 2:09:00. "In 1981, I think I made some mistakes and let the course destroy me. We planned for this race."
Meyer, a Grand Rapids, Mich., native now living in Wellesley, Mass., and Benoit, a Portland, Maine, native living in Watertown, Mass., didn’t disappoint the forecasters who had installed them as heavy favorites in a field of 6,515 official entrants, including 5,814 men and 701 women.
"I felt it a lot this week,” Meyer said of the pressure of being the favorite. "I think I handled it well. I won so it must not have hurt me.”
Meyer has won four of his seven
marathons. He also has been victorious in his last five races at varying distances.
Ron Tabb, of Eugene, Ore., finished second in 2:09:32, followed by Benji Durden, of Stone Mountain, Ga., in 2:09:57, Ed Mendoza, of Flagstaff, Ariz., in 2:10.06, and Christopher Bunyan, of Carbondale, 111 , in 2:10:54.
Bill Rodgers, seeking his fifth Boston Marathon win in IO tries, had a cold last week and finished the 26-mile, 385-yard race in 10th place in 2:11:58.
“I was thinking maybe this will be my last marathon so I should try to finish,” Rodgers said. "I’m already thinking about the next one."
He missed qualifying for the World Track and Field Championships in Helsinki, Finland, Aug. 7-14. The top three finishers Monday qualified, but Meyer said he would concentrate on the 10-kilometer race and didn’t plan to participate in the marathon in Helsinki.
Defending champion Alberto Salazar didn’t compete. He finished fifth April 9 in the Rotterdam Marathon. Salazar holds the world record of 2:08 .13 and the Boston mark of 2:08:51.
Monday’s race was run under nearly ideal weather conditions — cool with a tailwind.
Abraha Aregha led early, but Durden spurted in front at around the eighth mile and held it until Meyer made his move between the 19th and 20th miles. About two miles later, Meyer figured his lead was big enough and his legs strong enough to carry him to victory.
“I just found myself in the lead frequently in the early stages. It was
mystifying,” said Durden, who was second in the Houston Marathon last Jan. 16. "I had a tail wind and I wasn’t breaking any wind ahead of me so I said why not go ahead and run hard. I did and I almost got away with it.”
But the determined Meyer wouldn't let him.
"My strategy from the start was whoever went out, no matter who it was, I would stay with him. If it was a rabbit (who) I knew was going to die after five miles I was going to go out and chase him," Meyer said. "I was hoping what Benji was doing was trying to take the sting out of everybody and then see who could crawl home.”
But Meyer, 27, had plenty left at the end, and said he could have made one last surge if he needed it.
Benoit started extremely fast and didn’t know if she had much energy remaining It became obvious early that she wouldn’t need it.
“The 10-mile split of 51:38 scared me a little bit,” said the 25-year-old women’s distance running coach at Boston University. “People kept saying, ‘Lady, you better watch it.’... But I always felt in control.”
The previous women’s best was by Allison Roe of New Zealand in the New York City Marathon in October 1981 and was tied Sunday in the London Marathon by Crete Waitz of Norway.
Roe, the 1981 Boston Marathon women’s winner, suffered leg cramps and dropped out after about 17 miles. Jacqueline Gareau of Canada, the 1980 winner, was second in 2:29:27.
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New Braunfels Craig Wersterfer shows his form in the pole title Friday in the district meet to be held at New Braunfels High
vault at the Unicorn Relays Wersterfer is just part of a New School. The Canyon Cougars team is also planning to make its
Braunfels track team that will set its sights on the District 13-4A presence felt.