New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 8, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas
ARLINGTON (AP) — George W. Bush gave up on his Texas Rangers but they didn't give up on themselves.
Bush left his field box in the fourth inning with Texas trailing 8-2 Wednesday night and missed its biggest rally of the season as the Rangers came back for a 12-10 victory over the Cleveland Indians.
“When it was 8-2, Raffy (Rafael Palmeiro, Ruben (Sierra) and Julio (Franco) decided we needed IS runs,” said Texas Manager Bobby Valentine. “They talked about it during the game. They came up a little short but they made a believer out of
Brian Downing delivered a two-run single in the bottom of the eighth inning that capped a three-run rally.
“ lf a team keeps giving you a lot of extra baserunners you get the feeling you can always come back,” Downing said. “That’s what we did.”
Mike Jeffcoat. 5-2, earned the victory with two innings of perfect relief while Jeff Russell notched his 22nd save of the season. Shawn Hillegas, 2-3, took the loss.
The Indians lost the series two games to one although they scored 27 runs and the Rangers pitching staff had an 8.33 earned run average.
Cleveland won the opener 9-0, and lost 10-8 Tuesday night. Cleveland hit .377 in the series to .330 for theNational League
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NEW BRAUNFELS JUNIOR LEAGUE
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Rangers win with 10-run rally
Writer’s Texas move inevitable
Almy relocates to Canyon Lake
By GERALD ALMY Spacial to the Herald
It seemed inevitable that ultimately I would find myself in Texas. Over the years when people would call and ask my wife, Becky, if I could come to the phone, she so often would have to say, “No, he’s in Texas again.”
We lived in Virginia then. It’s a beautiful state and the people are friendly. But for variety and quality of hunting and fishing, the Old Dominion can’t hold a candle to Texas. And since my job for the last 17 years has been writing about hunting and fishing, it seemed inevitable that I would be drawn to this great state often and finally would wind up moving here.
The trips started about a decade ago. One of the first was to the South Fork Ranch in the Hill Country where I was introduced to deer hunting Texas-style, and came away shaking my head at both the quality and number of whitetails. In Virginia many hunters go the entire season without seeing a legal buck. Before I started butchering my own deer, I met a fellow hunter at a meat processor in northern Virginia once where we both had brought our small 3 pointers to have them cut into steaks and roasts. He told me that he was particularly proud of his buck because he had been hunting IO years and it was the first deer he had ever shot!
There were other hunts for deer in the Edwards Plateau. Eventually I also headed further south, hunting at the Nunley Brothers’ 47,000 acre Junco Ranch in the famous South Texas Brush Country. The bucks were bigger still and I was introduced to the Lone Star’s trademark hunting technique of rattling. If ever there was a more exciting method of deer hunting than crashing and grinding two antlers together to draw in rutting bucks, I have yet to try it. And while I’ve seen it work in other locations such as Michigan and Nebraska, never does it produce with the consistency it does in Texas, where it is not unusual on a good ranch to see 10-20 bucks a day come to the sound of rattling horns.
Texas’ exotics were intriguing, too. The first axis deer I saw seemed like a
vision. Could anything be more regal than a trophy-sized axis buck? And the meat, when success came my way, was outstanding. Later there were hunts on the 13,000 acre Stowers Ranch for the swift blackbuck antelope and in West Texas for the extremely challenging aoudad, where luck put me onto a 28 incher with heavy bases and long, flowing chaps.
The allure of spring turkey hunting has taken me to Wyoming, New York, Colorado and other states. But nowhere have I seen as long-bearded, strutting gobblers with vivid red and blue heads as in South Central Texas.
Wild hogs had always been a game animal I considered a bonus during deer hunts, but Don Harris and Pete Schmidt, of Pearsall, showed me what a great sport animal a trophy boar can be when you pursue him with crackerjack hounds like they have. I chose a .54 caliber muzzleloader for the hunt with them, and the trophy we found weighed over 300 pounds and provided one of the most exciting hunts I’ve ever been on.
When I first heard that Texas had wild ringneck pheasants, I was incredulous. Native pheasants this far south? It seemed hard to believe. But the trip I took that December to the Panhandle, hunting near Dumas on a sprawling farm, proved remarkable. In some fields as many as 50 pheasants flew out before our guns. And all were wild, challenging birds.
The dove and quail hunts I’ve made in Texas have been equally impressive. And the fishing has been outstanding, with slab crappies cooperating in Choke Canyon Lake and huge bass on the Coyote Ranch, near Sabinal. The bass averaged over threeCISD wins tournament
During one of his many previous trips to Texas, outdoors writer Gerald Almy caught this largemouth bass at the Coyote Ranch near Sabi nal.
pounds in those ponds and struck fly rod poppers and shallow diving crank bai is with abandon.
I could go on. But I’ll stop now and simply say I’m glad, after too many trips back and forth from Virginia, to finally be settled into what my friend and fellow outdoor writer Ray Sasser
said was “the best place to live in Texas” - the beautiful Hill Country near New Braunfels. I’m looking forward to exploring the state's great fishing and hunting possibilities and sharing some of the experiences I have doing so in this column. But the most valuable insights you get from reading
these articles will be from the longtime residents I meet, the guides, local experts and biologists who share with me their expertise about this state's rich hunting and fishing resources.
Gerald Almy, who recently moved to the Calyon Lake area, it lores and flies editor and writes fantares Jar Sports Afield magazine
The Comal ISD team won ihe Jul> 31 Twilite League competition, stew ing a 27 in the league tournament.
Three teams — Ang, No Le I lace and Taylor-Made — tied for second with 29s, and New Braunfels Utilities followed with a 30.
The Ang team remained in first place with 34 points, with the Long horn Grill in second with 32. Next art Par-5 (24 points), No Le Hace (22), Taylor-Made (21), CISD (20) and the Symons Corp (19).
NBG A has total points event
The New Braunfels Golf Association played a four-man team, total-points tournament Aug. 3, with the winning foursome amassing 153 points in the event.
E.L. Reid, Glen Matney, Gene Nabcrs and Ray Ebert took first place, two points ahead of the second-placc team: Scott Fisher, Dave Moreno, George Lancaster and Doug Miller, who scored a 151.
In third with a 142 score was the team of Trinidad Camareno, John McPherson, Don Sullivan and Mo Taylor.
Ronnie Schcel led the A flight in individual play with a 69. Royce Sla-ven won the B flight with a 67. Char lie Smith took first (Mi the C flight at 62, and Miller won the D flight with a 72.
Schcel also had the low gross for the tournament with a 72.
Closest to the pin were Mike Cobb on #7, Dave Dcady on #9, Rusty Ellis on # 12 and Lee Compton on # 15. Three tie In Ladies tourney
The Lamia Ladies Golf Association played a two-person, two-best ball tournament July 31, with three teams tying for the win.
The winning teams were Liz Nelson and Mary K. Twite, Marian Patten and Edie Gregory and Rose Tuscih and J us ti na Kerulis.
Guttery, Kerulis and Tcri Taylor hit birdies during tournament play, and Guttery and Kerulis both had chip ins.
Legends played on Aug. 1
The Lamia Legends played a tour man team, two-best bal! tournament Aug. I.
Johnny Hauk, Dave McPherson. Bob Kltefoih and Harold Taylor won the tournament with a 115 score.
The team of Don Sullivan. Jctt> Hylin, Doug Miller and Del Holt
Bm GOLF. Pag* tvRangers make the Big League
Three Smithson Valley baseball stars played for a San Antonio all-star team which reached the Little League’s Big League national sectional tournament in Miami The team lost its tournament opener 1 -0 on a last-inning home run, then defeated Georgia before being eliminated from the tournament on Tuesday. The Ranger players who qualified for the team were pitcher Matt Gawlik, third baseman Jason LaRue and catcher John Belcher.
Young leads 49ers past Broncos
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — No wonder Sieve Young is in mid-season form.
He already has as many starts at quarterback as he had all of last season with the San Francisco 49ers.
“I need more of that.... That’s fun,” said Young, who started Wednesday night’* exhibition against Denver and threw for a touchdown in the 49ers’ 24-6 victory.
Joe Montana was given the night off to spare him from having to play a second game in four days. The 49ers were in Berlin, where they beat the Chicago Bears on Saturday, and didn't get back home until Sunday.
“We had a situation where we had an opportunity to rest him and gel more playing time for both Steves (Young
ami Steve Bono),’’ San Francisco Coach George Seifert said. “(The situation) forced our hand front that standpoint.”
Young, signed during the offseason to a two-year, $4.5 million contract to become the league’* highest-paid reserve, completed 9 of 12 passes for 76 yards. Bono also was 9 of 12 for 72 yards, while Ralph Martini finished up the last few minutes without attempting a pass.
Young threw a 9-yard touchdown to Jerry Rice and Mike Cofer kicked a 37-yard field goal for San Francisco's 10-3 halftime lead.
Denver has scored only one touchdown while losing two of its three exhibitions.
Cleveland, the lowest scoring team in the majors, lost although it had 12 hits and homers from Chris James and Albert Belle.
Sierra led Texas’ 16-hit attack with a triple and double and three RBI.
“This isn’t a basketball game,” Sierra said. “We can’t do this every night. ”
The Rangers are the second best hitting team in the major leagues behind Minnesota.
Sierra set a Ranger club RBI record in the game. His two-run triple in the sixth inning gave him 547 career RBI, one more than Toby Harrah, who is the Rangers’ first-base coach.
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