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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 16, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas Sports Friday, August 16, 1991 Dolphins hope to keep afloat Local swim club seeks pledges The Rotary Dolphins kicked off a swim-a-thon last week, and the group is requesting assistance from the community during its current fund drive. The local swim team is hoping to, keep the Landa Park pool open another month to continue practices. Gub coach Bud Dallmann said it costs approximately $1,200 a month to operate the pool. Not having the pool would put the club at a disadvantage compared to virtually every other club the Dolphins compete with, Dallmann said. "All the teams we compete against are year-round teams,’’ he said. “They all have the facilities to swim year-round.*’ After it becomes too cold to swim outdoors, the Dolphins practice at Texas Lutheran College in Seguin. The team has to rent the facilities at TLC, so proceeds from the fund drive are geared to keep Landa Fool open and then help with the cost of renting the TLC pool. Many of the swimmers on the Canyon and New Braunfels High School swim teams also arc members of the Dolphins, Dallmann said, and those swimmers also compete with swimmers who are able to use year-round facilities. “We’re trying to keep those team 'All the teams we compete against are year-round teams. They all have the facilities to swim year-round/ Dolphins Coach Bud Dallmann (members) in the water,’’ he said. Members of the Dolphins are soliciting pledges for a swim-a-thon, in which team members will sec how many laps they can swim in 30 minutes. The swim-a-thon is scheduled for Aug. 23. Dallmann said the maxtmun. amount for pledges will be 70 laps. Last weekend, the club had a run through to determine estimates of how many laps each person could swim in that time. One Dolphin swam more than IOO laps, and several others were in the 80s. Anyone wishing to help sponsor the team should call Dallmann at 625-6342. Mattingly benched in hairy situation NEW YORK (AP) — Don Mattingly doesn’t warn to be known as another Yankee Gipper. Manager Stump Merrill benched Mattingly on Thursday after he refused to get a haircut and said the team captain will stay in the dugout until he gets clipped. It seems Mattingly's problems with the New York Yankees can’t be solved by a barber. After the Yankees' 5-1 victory over Kansas City, it became apparent this is about more than just a simple rules violation. Mattingly, who was fined $250. says the haircut order came from General Manager Gene Michael and Merrill was just a go-between. With George Steinbrenner out of the picture, there may be a power struggle going on at Yankee Stadium. “lf Stick (Michael) warns to be the hitting coach, the pitching coach and run everything, maybe he should come down here and take some of the blame,’’ Mattingly said. I After a strong show mg rn June and early July, the Yankees have lost 20 of their last 26 games. Mattingly, hampered by back problems the last two seasons, also revealed that he asked Michael in June to be traded.' Matungly, who has a $19.3 million contract through 1995. said he asked to be traded because the Yankees art not close to winning a championship. “Stick was talking about a five-year plan and I told him I don’t have five years to wait." the 30-year-old Matungly said. “We met privately and he asked about being traded," Michael lokl MSG network Thursday night “He wondered about the dim: bon of the team.” The Yankees are scheduled lo play the Chicago While Sos tonight, and Matungly said he would “talk to his family and search my bean" before deciding whether to get a haircut American League East Division W L PCL GR Toronto 63 53 543 — DetroM 81 56 526 2 Boston 56 56 481 6 Miwaukee 52 63 452 104 New York 51 62 451 ion Bellmore 46 67 417 14VS Cleveland 37 75 330 24 Weal DI vlaion W I Pet OR Mvmesota 66 46 566 — Chicago 66 48 574 1*4 Oakland 64 52 552 4 Svelte 62 53 438 sw Kansas City •0 53 531 ivy Texas 57 56 500 8 CaMomta 56 56 481 11 Thursday's 0 erne a Castomia (Ozaha 13) at Saattto (Krueger BR). 9 35pm National League taal Division W L Pct OD Pittsburgh 67 46 583 — Si Louw 61 52 540 6 Chicago 57 57 500 104 New York 57 57 500 104 Philadelphia 54 60 474 ISA Montreal 46 •7 407 21 Wast Division W L Pct. GR Loa Angelas 63 SI 553 — Allan ta 51 52 540 14 San Francisco 57 57 SOO 6 San Dwgo 57 56 486 64 Ctocmnaii 54 SO 478 64 Houston 46 66 421 15 New York S. Kamas Cay I Toronto 4. Milwaukee 1 Satilla 8. Oakland 6 Bai un tore 8. Tauts 2 Bostons. Cleveland 2 CaMomta 8, Minnesota I Detroit 6. Chcago 4 Today's Games Tauts (Brown 7 9 and Witt *5) ai Clava land (King 5 6 and York I -4). 4 05 p in Chicago (AKaraj 1 -0) ai Maw York (Paras 1-0).6 30pm Kamaa Cay (Saberhegan •«) ai Boaion (Clemens 12 8) 6 36 pm Toronto (Key 12 7) ai Oat od (Can* 14), 6 35pm Oakland (Moore 11 7) ai Minnesota (Taper* to 7).7 05pm Balun UM* (Johnson 3-4) al (August 6-6), 7 SO p rn Thursday s Garnet Chicago 7. Montreal 6 San Otego 1. Atwite 0 Pr*tod»tphia6 Pttwburgh 4 St Loma 4, New York I San Francisco 4. Cmcetnaa I Houston 6. Loa Angelet 1 Today's Ga mea Philadelphia (Ruffin 3-3) al Chicago (Soto Ma 2-4). 2 20 pm Maw York (Fernanda* 02) al Piasfturgh (Toman 7 4) 6 35 pm Bl Loud (TowkMaury 7 8) al Mon*aal (Method 2 4). 8 36 p rn Atlanta (Reynoso I O) ai San Otego (Bonos 14). 9 06 pm Cmonnaii (Gross 4 4) ai San Francisco (Black 010). 805 pm Houston (K4e 5-7) al Los Anginas (Her' •baar 4 2). 8 36pm Merrill mud he alio mid pitcher Pascuai Pere* and catcher Matt Nukes to get a trim. “He (Matungly) asked me if he was rn the lineup and I asked him if he would get his hair cut. He said no, so I told him he would not be in the lineup,** Merrill said “Why have rules if you don’t enforce them It’s rn the contract and he signed ii' Memll said Matungly was fined and management would review the situation, if necessary “I never had too much concern with my hair,** Matungly said “I come lo play ball and win games b's kind of silly tome.’* Mattingly’s shaggy brown hair Cabs over his collar and is cropped closely ai the sides The Yankees say they want it neat and trim md he's violating the club's dress and grooming code. “Maybe they want an organisation that is filii of guys who are puppets, Matungly said. “Maybe I don t Ta into the organisation any more. Maybe this is a way of saying I don't fit into the organization ’* Matungly 15 hitting .305 with seven homers and 48 Rfits. He is a .317 lifetime hitter and a fan favorite since joining the club rn 1983. But his power production has declined because of the back troubles. Michael, appointed lo run the club a year ago when Steinbrenner was forced out by commissioner Fay Vincent. WM not available for commentAstros 6, Dodgers 1 LOS ANGELES (AP) — Steve Finley got four hits, including a three-run homer, and the Astros sent Ramon Martinez lo his third straight defeat, heating Los Angeles 6-1 Thursday night. Martinez (14 -8) has kist three in a row for the first time since 1989 ftw Harnttch (7-8) pitched five hit ball for seven innings. He struck out four, walked one and escaped a bases-loaded, no-out jam in the fifth Martinez allowed sis runs and cts hits rn five innings Finley capped a four-run fourth traung with his seventh homer and third straight bn. It came one pitch after Martinez foiled a squeeze bunt by Hamoch and threw out Anduyar Cedent) ai the plate for the second ouiOf lo*** 9, Ranger# 2 Jose Mesa (5-8), recalled it urn Class AAA Rochester earlier in the day, pitched a three hitter, struck oui a career high rnae aid walked two Onto Martinez drove m four runs and Leo Gomez bu a three run homer Od Cm Boyd (0-4) allowed tune runs and 14 bus for Tens The Orioles swept Texas in the four game series ai Memorial Stadium, with the Rangers managing only sis bito rn (he final two games of the series Landa Ladies compete in low-net tournament The Linda U&oi Golf Association played a low-net tournament Aug. I, with Dorothy Brooks and Edna Guttery tying for first place on the A flight. Manin Patten won the B flight, and Sally Matney and Justin! Ker-ulis tied for first on the C flight. Guttery and Peggy Hopkins both hit chtp-tns during the tournament.NMA pity* 4-fitan twit The New Braunfels Golf Association played a four-man team, iwo-bcm-hnll tournament on Aug. IO. The team of Rutty Ellis, Ken WilL Charlie Smith and Bob Hoy woo the tournament with a 119 •core. one point ahead of the second-place finishers. The runner-up team, at a 120, was Scott Filcher. Carl Droebert, Bob Grundon and Ski Hanewish. In third (Race with a 123 was the team of Fernando Gutierrez, Tod Crane. Dave Moreno and Lee Compton Ellis won the A flight in individual play with a 68 score. Druebcn had the best day on the B flight at 66. Moreno captured C flight honors with a 65, and Jercy Hy Un won the D flight at 71. Gutierrez had the low gross score with a 71. Closest to the pint were Filcher on #7 aid Leonard Tuchon#9. On Saturday, the NBGA will play a two-man team. pick-your* own-partner tournament. MV, Bracken clubs win seniors bowling events Hie fust ever Comal County 9-pin lemur uuphy howling was held at Bulverde Bowling Gub last weekend. The event was for bowlers ages 55 or older, cunsating of one mixed team. one men's aid one women's team from each of the eight clubs belonging lo (he Comal County Trophy League Bowling (he high score for the mixed icarus was Muyuon Valley, with a total score of 436 from games of 211 and 225 Team members are: Lee and Gladys lh arake, Jerome Voges, Patty Ucdun. Yvonne Herd and team cap tam James Neah Bracken won the own s event with a iwo gan* score of 470, bowling games of 216 and 254. Members of the winning learn are * Gilbert Ward. Leo Tankersley. Jess Edwards, Buddy Carlin. Jim Moeller and caption Eugene Moeller. A learn from Bracken also look first in the ladies' tournament, bowling games of 171 and 221 for a combined w inning score of 392. Team members are Joyce Tankersley. Clara Schertz, bene Fnesenhahn, Bernice Fnesenhahn, Shaky Scog-gans and team captain Marlene Fnesenhahn The mixed learn will compete in the Tri-County Roll-Off on Saturday at the Zorn Bowling Gub. The men's and women's champion learns will have respective roll -offs on SundayHouston anxious for national attention after probation lift DALLAS (AP) — The Houston Cougars are ready for then share of national attention after two years of NCAA exile. “We paid our dues although it was some dung none of the kids un this team foal anything to do with,” said Houston Coach John Jenkins “Now we’re ready to show the country what we can do.’* What the Cougars can do is pass then opponents dizzy behind the burnie ann uf David Klingier, who has more accuracy and velocity than hts predecessor, Hetsman Trophy winner Andre Ware The Cougars, after opening a* home against Louisiana Tech, will play twice ut quick sue cession on national televisual They meet the Miami Hurricanes in the Change Bowl aa Thursday night Sept 12 (ESPN-TV) then travel lo Illinois lo play Illinois un ABC TV ai 2:30 pm , Sept 21. “Peopk should know w hat we can do after those two games, ’' Jenkins said Houston was 10-1 last year with us only loss lo the Texas Longhorns The Coughs finished ranked I Uh in the nation by The Associated Hess The return of the Cougars ai NCAA grate means that for die first tune in six years no SWC team will be un probation when the season starts The 1991 season also wdi be (he last for an old charter member of the league Arkansas wdl make us farewell lour of the SWC scene although Southern Methodist alai Texas ARM are on future schedules The Flogs mask an enemy of every SWC school by abruptly saying zdto* to the league to join the Southeastern Conferetue Arkansas lost lo every learn in the confer ence last year except probation weakened Southern Methodist Without star quarterback (Jutnu Grovey, the Hogs could expect die wurst again (hts season /‘We would like to leave won a lade better taste rn our mouths, * said Arkansas coach Jack Clowe, who took over last year after Ken Hatfield left for Clemson following a dispute with athletic director Frank Broyles “Thus is our last year ta the conference and we are grateful fur another chance lo ptoy in tho vafc ue after die season we had last year * However, Crowe adonis things look dark for the piggies “The quality of louthafi in d* Southwest Conference is uutstaiaiug and we know our task ss dtAtcuk.’" Crowe said “Obviously, Texas, Texas ARM and Houston should be very guud, and Baylor shuotdn'l be far behind diem Rice was a good fuutbsh team last year and should be even better “ I he SWC aho wdl feanae two big question marks Can the defending chawqnun Texas Long huns* repair the damage dune by the Utuversi *>    *» > muni* rn t'uuun Boart? Wig SMU finally win aomfcretwe game rn us thud season suae the M AA death penalty? “ The loss in the Canon Bowl doesn't seem id have had any bad rflai. said Texas Coach David McWilliams “There seems lo be a lot of enthusiasm kft over from last season. “We should be a real sound defense We have eight starters conung buck from what was a good defense last year The from four looks especially strong and the linebackers are quick ones One of the dungs we kartied from the Cotton Bowl is the importance of quickness," he said Offensively, Texas should he improved Kiel Gardere is a proven winner at quarterback arid we are four deep at running back with Butch I tacit tot, Phil Brown, Adrian Walker and Patrick Wilson,'* McWilliams saidHerald-Ze/funp, New Braunfels, Texas    Page    9 The Rotary Dolphins are requesting help to keep the Landa Park pool open for an extra month. (Photo by Annehes Schlickenneder) ;