New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 3, 1980, New Braunfels, Texas
Sunday, Aug. 3, 1980Coaches return to school in Houston
By DAVID KING Sports Editor
They don’t call it a school for nothing.
The annual Texas High School Coaches Association Coaching School in Houston has all the elements of your typical one-week, highly-regarded college.
It has a scholastic department, where experts speak on an assortment of topics.
It has athletics—both football and basketball—although the students don’t get to play.
It has a placement service, where students looking for jobs find employers looking for jobs, and vice versa (sometimes).
It has the typical distractions of college, including parties, athletic events and the bright lights of the big city.
Twenty-six coaches from the New Braunfels area attended at least part of the fiftieth annual school last week in Houston’s Astrohall along with approximately 7,600 coaches from around the state.
The amassed coaches heard experts on seven different fields, ranging from Ohio State football coach Earle Bruce to Hays girls’ basketball coach Joan Abernathy. Most of the interest was on the football and basketball lectures, just by the sheer force of numbers (of
the 7,600 coaches, only about 500 were women).
“Bruce talked on the Ohio State offense,” said Jim Streety, New Braunfels head football coach, NBISD athletic director and a member of the THSCA Board of Directors.
“Come to think of it, all those guys talked on offense,” Streety noted.
“All those guys” included University of Pittsburgh coach Jackie Sherill, Plainview High School coach Greg Sherwood, McAllen High School coach Charlie Williams and University of Delaware coach Tubby Raymond.
It was Raymond who attracted much of Streety’s attention during the football lectures.
“Tubby Raymond is really an innovator with the old wing-T offense; it’s really fantastic the things he does with it,” Streety said.
Streety is going to try to do something with it as well this year, adding a series from Raymond’s offense to the Unicorns’ I formation offense.
But while the football experts talked offense, there wasn’t much displayed at the annual North-South high school all-star football game, which the South won 7-6.
“They’ve got to find a way to generate more excitement,” Streety noted. “The problem in football is that you bring in guys for a week, and they only get three good days of workouts.
“It’s really difficult to get a
smoothly operating offense in three workouts, so as a result the defense usually dominates,” he added.
And how. This year’s game was the third straight with a 7-6 score.
“There were a lot of mistakes made,” he added. The basketball game was also filled with turnovers and missed opportunities.
“But there was a bunch of good looking kids there; I could use some of them here,” Streety noted.
There have always been good looking prospects at the game, including Earl Campbell (1974), Joe Washington (1972), Pete Lammons (1961) and Pat Thomas (1972), all of whom have gone on to careers in professional football.
And before 1957, there were also some good looking coaching prospects from colleges around the country, including Mississippi State head coach Darrell Royal (1955), Bud Wilkinson (1949), Paul Bryant (better known as the Bear, 1956) and D.X. Bible (1937, 1946).
Since 1957, high school coaches from around the state have been elected to coach the game. Streety has been nominated to coach the South team, with the election scheduled for the regional meetings in February.
But coaches looking for a more mundane job also have a place at the school. Pete Rivas, a coach at Canyon High School, said that one of the major aims during the week.
Golfers head into final day of tourney
Feranado Gutierrez scored an eagle on the 400-yard fifth hole Saturday en route to the lead in the
championship flight of the New Braunfels city golf championship, being held at Landa Park Golf Course.
Gutierrez holed out from 170 yards with a 5-iron, and wound up with a 68 on the day. Combined with his first two rounds of 68, Gutierrez has a 204 total and a two-shot lead over Doug Douglas going into Sunday’s final round.
Douglas, who had rounds of 66 and 68 last weekend, fired a 72 Saturday. Final round play begins Sunday a 10 a.m.
Both Douglas and Gutierrez are pulling away from the pack in the championship flight, as third-place Jim Hill has a 70-73-74-217 and fourth-place leonard Tuch has 72-73-74-219.
Cliff Nelson held onto the lead in the first flight with a net 76 to add to rounds of TO and 63 for a 209.
Henry May moved into first in the second flight with a net 70 to give him a 210 total. Ed I<angham held onto the lead in the third flight with a net 74, 205 total.
Charlie Smith trails Nelson by only one stroke in the first flight after a 72 Saturday. Nelson had led by five strokes after the first two rounds. Perry Gibson is third at 73-65-74-212 and Gerald Crossland fourth with 71-70-74-215.
In the second flight, i>en Russell, who led after the first two rounds, is second with 67-71-76-214. He is tied with S.W Hebert, who has 71-72-72-214 John Ballard is fourth ar 72-74-69-215.
In the third flight, Felix Robies made up six strokes on the leader to trail by only four at 209 He has shot rounds of 72,69 and 68
Randy Clayton is third at 212 < 68-76-68) and Dwane Jewell fourth at 214 (70-73-71).
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shot durinq city golf championship action. Nelson Participating in the event, SHUI uuimy Lily y h k which is sponsored by the
j is the leader in the first flight with one round left New Braunfels Golf j to play today. Nelson fired a net 76 for a 209 total. Association
Moscow games conclude Sunday
MOSCOW (AP) — The Games of the XXII Olympiad, the first held in a communist country, draw to a close on Sunday with the Soviet team reaping a golden harvest that will always be somewhat tarnished by the boycott that weakened the Games.
As a major international sports competition, the summer Games were not ruined by the boycott. Thirty-five world records were set. one fewer than at Montreal in 1976. Teams came from 81 countries and the Russians put on a good, if somewhat overbearing, show.
But a constant refrain among Muscovites throughout the Games was, “What a shame the Americans are not here.”
The Soviet team smashed the existing records for most gold medals and most total medals won at an Olympics.
After Saturday, with only a few equestrian events left on Sunday, the Soviets had won a total of 196 medals, including 80 golds. The old records were the 125 total they won at Montreal in 1976 and the 50 golds the Soviet team won at Munich in 1972.
But w hen those records appear in the books they will most likely be followed by a small asterisk that will footnote a series of major problems: The Soviet intervention in Afghanistan, President Carter’s call for a boycott and the absence of teams from 36 nations.
After all the high-level international dealing that went on with one side trying to put together a boycott and the other trying to salvage the Games, the Olympics were reasonably free of controversy.
Perhaps the thorniest question that arose was whether the American flag would be raised at Sunday’s dosing ceremonies.
The International Olympic Committee, along with the local organizing committee, has sole responsibility for the conduct of the Games. And the IOC is a stickler for its own protocols. An IOC rule calls for three flags to fly at the closing ceremony—the flag of Greece, birthplace of the ancient Games, the flag of the host country and the flag of the country to host the next Games.
But the 1984 Games are going to be in Ixis
Angeles and the White House made it clear it did not want an American flag raised at these Games. Instead the city flag of Los Angeles will be flown.
MOSCOW (AP) TeofiloStevenson, his powerful right hand strangely silent, still won his third Olympic heavyweight championship Saturday to lead a Cuban assault on gold medals.
The proud, distant Cuban became the first boxer to win three gold medals in the same weight division with a lacklustre decision over Pyotr Zaev of the Soviet Union.
The pro-Soviet crowd whistled and stomped its disapproval, and several Western journalists thought Zaev had won. But the five judges scored it 4-1 Stevenson.
Stevenson’s third title climaxed an awesome display of power and finesse by the Cuban boxers, eight of whom were in the finals. Six of them won.
Seven of the host Soviets went after titles and only one succeeded—Shanul Sabyrov in a 3-2 decision over a Cuban for the 106-pound title.
U. S. swimmers beat gold medal times
IRVINE, Calif. (AP) - Six of the eight qualifiers Saturday for the finals in the men’s 100-meter butterfly at the United States Swimming Championships bettered the gold medal winning time of the 1980 Olympics.
Par Arvidsson of Sweden, who attends the University of California, swam 54.92 at the Olympics.
In the qualifying at the Heritage Park Aquatic Complex, American record holder Joe Bottom led the list witll 54.54.
Following the American record holder from Walnut Creek were Jim Halliburton, Cincinnati, 54.62; Steve Smith, Gainesville, Fla., 54.77; Joe’s brother, Mike, from Santa Ana Calif , 54.83, Matt
Gribble, Florida high school champ from Miami, 54.85; and Bill Paulus, Austin, Tex., 54.90
Joe Bottom, 25, a University of Southern California graduate who won a silver medal at the 1976 Olympics, will be swimming in the finals
Saturday night with Republican presidential candidate Ronald Reagan in the audience.
Reagan was scheduled to present trophies to the winners of both the men’s and women’s butterfly event and give a short talk.
Joe seemed more interested that his brother reached the finals, saying, “I’m really pleased.”
When the United States boycotted the Olympic Games in Moscow because of Russia’s intervention in Afghanistan,
these championships took on added importance. One group of winners will earn a trip to China and other top finishers will compete in Hawaii.
Mary T. Meagher, the 15-year-old world record holder from Cincinnati, qualified third for the finals in the women’s IOO butterfly but was unperturbed. Already having lowered her world record in the 200, she said tins time:
“I didn’t go for a record I didn’t do anything spectacular, I just went out to swim.”
Had the United States men and women, most of them teenagers, swum the times at Moscow that they have here, they would would have won 8 golds, ll silvers and 4 bronze.
One of the most amazing silver medal breaking times came in the men’s 800-meler freestyle relay where the Florida Aquatic team of Gainesville, Fla., lowered its meet record to 7:26.67. At Moscow, the Russians won in 7:23.50 but East Germany took the silver in 7 28 60
American League Roundup
Red Sox shut out Texas, 1 -0
By the Associated Press
ARLINGTON - Rookie lefthander Bob Ojeda won his first major league game Saturday night, combining with Bob Stanley for an eight-hit 1-0 shutout over the Texas Rangers.
Ojeda, 1-1, went six innings, allowing five hits, striking out four and walking one. He gave up a leadoff bunt single to Mickey Rivers in the first inning and a pair of singles in the second before retiring the next ll batters.
Bump Wills and Al Oliver singled with one out in the Texas sixth but Buddy Bell grounded into a double play to end the threat. Stanley
allowed three hits over the final three innings for his second save.
Ed Figueroa, making his first appearance since being purchased last Monday from the New York Yankees, was the loser. Figueroa, 3-4, struck out three, walked one and gave up seven hits before leaving in the eighth inning with a blister on his pitching hand.
Jim Rice doubled rn the second inning and scored on Jim Dwyer’s single for the game’s only run.
Boston Manager Don Zimmer was ejected in the fourth inning after a prolonged protest of a double
play call. Rice walked with one out but first base umpire John Shulock ruled he was doubled off first after Carlton Fisk’s long fly to left-center.
Yankees 5, Brewers 3
MILWAUKEE - Erie Soderholin lined a two-run single and scored the go-ahead run on a double by Rick Cerone in a four-run New York sixth inning as the Yankees rallied to defeat the error-prone Milwaukee Brewers, 5-3, Saturday night.
Rudy May, 8-5, and Rich Gossage, who relieved in the seventh, scattered eight hits as the Yankees bounced back from a 3-0 deficit to score five
unearned runs with the help of four Milwaukee errors.
An error by Milwaukee shortstop Paul Molitor on Willie Randolph’s grounder triggered the Yankees’ four-run sixth. After Ruppert Jones singled and Reggie Jackson walked to load the bases with one out, third baseman Don Money made a fine play on Bob Watson’s high bounder and forced Randolph at the plate.
But Soderholin followed with a line single that bounced in front of left fielder Ben Oglivie and skipped past him to the wall, scoring all three runners. Soderholm reached second on the play and scored
when Cerone delivered an HBI
Tigers 7, Mariners 3
DETROIT — A throwing error by third baseman Ted Cox led to a pair of first-inning runs Saturday mght and rookie left-hander Bruce Robbins blanked Seattle over the first seven innings as the Detroit Tigers beat the Seattle Mariners 9-3.
Robbins, 2-2, never had gone farther than 62-3 innings in 13 previous major league outings. Saturday mght he allowed only two hits through the first seven uuungs before running into trouble in the eighth. Mariners starter Jun Beattie, 4-10, took the loss.
“It’s a place to look for new jobs; they had a board with over 1,000 items on it—applications and offers—off in one room," he said. “It was crowded."
But not crowded enough, at least for Canyon. Rivas said the school did not find the basketball coach it needed during the week, and Streety noted that many more positions were open than were filled.
“There were 800 coaching vacancies at the end of coaching school at all levels,” Streety said. “There’s fixing to develop a real shortage of coaches and teachers."
But that didn’t seem to dampen the enthusiasm of the coaches present. Rivas said he enjoyed the week because he got to meet with old friends
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