New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 16, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas
FREDERICK, Md. — The local Senior Babe Ruth League all-stars open competition at the World Series Saturday night against Frederick, the host team.
The teams meet at 7 p.m. CDT, and the game will be broadcast on KNBT-FM.
If New Braunfels wins its opener, the squad will play Stamford, Conn. at 4 p.m. Sunday. If the team loses, it will meet the loser of the Fern Creek, Ky.-Syracuse, N.Y. game at 6:30 p.m. Sunday.
Friday, August 16,1985 8A
Dorsett happy to return
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) -After ending his 25-day-old holdout, running back Tony Dorsett says he’s going to put away the name-calling and put on his Dallas Cowboys practice gear today for a team workout.
“I’m happy to be back and I never thought I’d say that about training camp,” Dorsett said Thursday as he arrived at the National Football league team’s training camp. “It’s been an ordeal.”
After meeting with his attorneys in Los Angeles to go over his new five-year contract, Dorsett met with Cowboys president Tex Schramm for more than an hour, met with the media for 20 minutes and then went to a local hospital to take his camp physical.
Although Dorsett was to practice with the team today, Coach Tom Landry said the running back will not play Saturday night in San Diego and will see his first game action Aug. 26 in Texas Stadium against Chicago.
“I just want to be a part of this team, and I’m extremely happy,” he said Thursday. “Through all this, there has been a lot of things said, some that shouldn’t have been. Apologies have been made and I owe an apology to the fans of America.”
Dorsett was to be paid $450,000, $500,000 and $550,000 tile next three seasons. Instead, he’ll get $450,000 for each of the next three years and $500,000 a year in a two-year contract extension.
He is to get annuity payments of $300,000 annually from 1993-2012, a total of $6 million. In addition to
getting $450,000 between the time he retires and when the annuity payments begin, he has a five-year, $850,000 real estate deal set up by the
Dorsett, a nine-year veteran who has “no bad feelings" towards the Cowboys now, said he decided to come back last weekend after watching the Dallas-Green Bay exhibition game on satellite-fed television.
Dorsett said he is at his playing weight of 185 pounds and ready to play. He added that he is “on a mission now to help this team gain some respect. Last year we lost some and I’m back to help get it back.”
Dorsett was accompanied by agent Witt Stewart when he arrived here.
Stewart negotiated the contract with Schramm Wednesday after another agent, Howard Slushes had encouraged Dorsett to “stay away from camp at least another two weeks.”
Dorsett got into financial trouble with the Internal Revenue Service and made some bad investments that ate into deferred money he had taken up front. He was on the fourth year of a seven-year contract that would have paid him $450,000 this year.
"I don’t think ITI have any problems with my teammates," he said. “They all wore No. 33 I Dorset’s number) wrist bands at the game and that made me feel good.”
Schramm said he can forgive and Dorset’s harsh words about the Cowboys: “People say things when they are upset that they don’t mean,” said Schramm.
Dallmann wins 5 medals
B.ud Dallmann of New Braunfels brought home five swimming medals from the first World Masters Games earlier this month in Toronto.
In the .swimming division of the games, more than 1,600 swimmers from 29 countries participated. They represented 359 swimming clubs, and they swam in age groups broken up in five-year intervals, from 25-29 to 85-90.
Dallmann, coach of the New Braunfels Aquatic Club, finished
fourth in the 400-meter freestyle, fifth in the IOO breastroke, sixth in the 1,500 freestyle, seventh in the IOO freestyle and seventh in the 50 breastroke. Medals were awarded for first through eighth place.
Seventy-nine swimmers competed in Dalimann's 65-69 age group.
The oldest swimmers at the meet were an 86-year-old woman and an 87-year-old man from Australia.
Ten thousand competitors from
22 countries are taking part in the games, including a number of former Olympians and worldclass athletes. The theme of the event was “Sport for Life.”
Other events included athletics, badminton, basketball, bowling, canoeing, cricket, cycling, diving, equestrian, fencing, hockey, orienteering, racquetball, rowing, sailing, shooting, squash, synchronized swimming, table tennis, tennis and water skiing.LAGNAF takes state tourney
The LAGNAF men’s softball team from New Braunfels won the American Softball Association’s Class C State Tournmament ui Midland last weekend.
The local team went through the double-elimination tournament without a loss.
In the tournament opener,
LAGNAF defeated McDowell Enterprises of Belton 17-10, and then beat Monahans Nipple-Up of Monahans 21-14 IAG NAE then beal LG. Nix Quicksilver of Big Spring 17-10, Herrin Brothers Electric of Hearne 18-8, Bud’s Service of Andrews 10-9 and Taylor’s A-C of Port Arthur-
G roves 12-8 Taylor's is the United States Softball Association champion
In the championship game, IAGNAF beat L G Nix again. 7-6 in nine innings Eighty-three teams played in the tournament. Teams from as far away as Brownsville participated
Long roadLonghorns looking at tough season
AUSTIN i AF*) - Texas fans, who haven’t witnessed a longhorn losing season in football since 1956, may be staring at one this year.
Texas doesn’t appear to be as strong as last season when it compiled a 7-4-1 record, the second worst in Fred Akers’ eight years as head coach, and the 1985 schedule is murder.
It includes Missouri, Stanford and Oklahoma as well as Southwest Conference road games against what Akers considers top 20 teams in Arkansas, Southern .Methodist. Houston and Texas A&M “lf you like challenges, you ought to love it, and I do,” Akers insists.
Akers was criticized last season for allowing Texas to play in the Freedom Bowl at Anaheim, Calif., where it was ripped by Iowa 55-17, but when he was asked if he regretted going to the bowl, he said:
“Absolutely not. A good portion of those players had never been to a bowl game — it was their freshman year. They worked just as hard as those seniors did.”
The foghorns had 20 key players who missed at least one game with injuries in 1984, and Akers said those injuries drained Texas’ intensity,
“Injuries probably were one of the biggest reasons for all the turnovers,” Akers said. “We set records with turnovers (51) that put pressure on our defense, and late in the season we finally had someone attack our weakness, which was our pass defense.”
This season, even with two-time All-American safety Jerry Gray graduated to the pros, Akers says, “We expect our secondary to be better this year. We’ve got more experience coming back."
Ends James McKinney, Blake Brawner, Thomas Aldridge and Kip Cooper “will be the strength of our defensive front,” said Akers.
The talent is so thin at defensive tackle, however, that when Akers was asked who would start, he replied, “I couldn’t tell you.”
“This is the first tune in maybe 20 years that we haven’t had at least one dominating, experienced defensive tackle,” he said.
The linebackers, except for senior Ty Allert —- “truly a top one,” says Akers — will be new.
Senior Todd Dodge is projected as the starter at
quarterback even though he threw a school-record interceptions last season. "That’s a statistic that does tell you the whole picture,” said Akers.
Dodge also completed IOO passes for 1.599 yards, b of which were school records.
Texas experimented in spring training with an offei of four wide receivers and only one running back, t Akers said, “Our quarterbacks have been geared throw on the run, and we will.”
William Harris, labeled a “great tight end” by Akt returns to an offensive line that also has potential stars in 295-pound Gene Chilton and John Stuart, 280 Freshman redshirt Charles Hunter, 6-foot-2 and J finished the spring as the No. I tailback, and Akers si “I truly believe a tailback is going to emerge, and I tr believe a couple of defensive tackles are going to emer and linebackers are going to grow up quick — I do.” Texas’ worst season under Akers was 7-5 in 1980, the Longhorns rebounded to 10-1-1 in 1981, and Akers v asked if his 1985 team could duplicate that turn-around “Well, I always think we’re going to win,” he st “Even with all the obstacles and challenges that we I last year, I thought we were going to win. And I th we’ll win this year, I always do.”BiiAm
Getting the boot
DfHVt Ct*** Mf BALO ZflTUNG
A Canyon kicking prospect gets his toe into hie ball during Thursday afternoon's workout at the school.
Today s workouts will be the first in pads for all three local teams.