New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 18, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas
High school volleyball begins Tuesday, Page 7A
Sunday, August 18,1985Gomez, all-stars dazzle Frederick, 2-1
FREDERICK. Md. — Ricky Gomez threw a four-hitter and .struck out nine to lead New Braunfels to a 2-1 victory over Frederick. Md. in the first round of the Senior Babe Ruth World Series Saturday night.
Gomez, who will be a senior at New Braunfels High School this fall, did a good job of placing and mixing his pitches in throwing a complete game.
Only two Frederick runners reached as far as second base in the game. Both advanced
in the sixth inning, when the host team scored its run.
Left fielder Jimmy Walker of San Marcos pushed New Braunfels into the lead with a line-drive homer to straightaway center field in the bottom of the sixth.
Walker’s shot, which came on his first pitch from losing pitcher Jeff Fiebus, barely cleared the 355-foot center field fence.
Frederick had tied the game at 1-1 in the top of the inning on a pair of hits.
After one out, third baseman Mike Win-pegler singled off Gomez’ glove. Gomez caught pinch hitter Don Bowen looking at a curveball for a strikeout, but cleanup man Del Ahalt ripped a double down the left-field line to score Winpegler.
Gomez came back to fool right fielder Ron Bruchy with another curveball to end the inning.
New Braunfels scored its first run in the third after Danny Hernandez led off the
inning with a double down the left field line.
With one out, Hernandez advanced to third on a wild pitch by Fiebus.
One out later, Dennis Walker reached on an infield single to deep shortstop, scoring Hernandez.
New Braunfels stranded six runners in the game, putting runners on base in every inning and managing six hits off Fiebus, an 18-year-old veteran of World Series play.
Walker went 2-for-3 with his homer and a
New Braunfels put runners on first and second in the second inning, but Gomez struck out to end the inning. The all-stars did not put two runners on base again.
Gomez gave New Braunfels a scare in the seventh, throwing seven straight balls to start the inning. He walked catcher Brad Ahalt on four .straight pitches, then fell behind pinch hitter John Fowler 3-0 before coaxing a popup to short right-center field.
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J.P. Rector putts Friday in the City Junior Championship
Rector wins Junior Golf
J.P. Rector shot a 6-over-par 78 Friday to win the 16 and over division of the New Braunfels Junior Golf Championship.
Steve Perez finished second, four shots back at 82 Jerry Perez won the 15-year old division with an U-over 83. David Anton finished three shots back at 86 John Vollbrecht won the 14-year old division with an 84. with Bryan Parker three shots back at 87.
Charlie Starnes won the 9-hole, Ills division with a 53. It was the third year in a row that Starnes has won his age division Adrian Gonzales finished three strokes back at 56.
In the 6-hole ages 8-10 division, Ryan Acker shot a 38 to take first place. It was his third victory in a row in his age division.
Randy Walker and Rauan Adams tied for second place with scores of 45.
Shelley Acker won the 6-holes girl division with a 55.
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SMU alumni cited as reason for suspension
DALLAS i AP» — Harry Crutcher, a football player for Southern Methodist in the early 1930s. summed up his school’s current probation pickle candidly: “I sure hope the Lord gives us some real strong walk-ons.”
SMU was stung by a three-year probation on Friday and the cruelest blow of all from the NCAA besides no bow ls and no television was zero football scholarships in 1986 and only 15 in 1987.
The Mustangs signed only 15 freshmen this year.
The critical season for SMU’s proud program will be 1987.
SMU will lose 19 scholarship seniors which would leave the Mustangs with only 67 players on scholarship t if there is no other attrition i and 15 of them would be freshmen
NCAA rules allow a maximum of 30 football scholarships each year and a total of 95.
Even division 1-AA schools would have more scholarship players (70) in 1987 than SMU.
SMU goes into the 1985 season as the second wmmngest team in the nation the last three years.
But there could be some hard times for the Mustangs in just three seasons as they pay the price for their sixth probation since 1958, one-short of Wichita State's record seven sanctions.
The alumni, once again, are being cited for drawing the NCAA's attention. It’s been that way since 1958.
In 1958. an oilman gave Abilene High School halfback Glynn Gregory a job after the player signing with SMU. The Mustangs received a one-year probation without sanctions.
In 1964, a private airplane from an alumnus was used by several prospective athletes
In 1981, SMU barred two ‘ athletic interests,’’ which were heavy-moneyed alumni, from helping out the school after Hie Mustangs were put on probation.
This time, the NCAA ordered that SMU “shall make every reasonable effort to ensure that outside representatives of the university’s athletic interests are not engaged in any activities related to the recruitment of prospective student-athletes.”
SMU President L. Donald Shields has responded bi taking steps against several boosters, disassociating them from future involvrnent in the university s intercollegiate athletic program.
I .ast year. Athletic Director Bob Hitch saw the storm approaching and barred SMU boosters from the lockerroom after games.
It’s the same old song for SMU. just another verse.
The alumni are hard to control at the private university sitting on a hilltop in the wealthy Highland Park section of town.
Alumni and even some non-SMU graduates scramble to see who can have the most influence on the Mustang program. An example is an inscription written to W B “Tex’’ Trammell thanking him for his donations to the SMU weight room at Ownby Stadium
In reads, in part, “in appreciation for his acts of generosity that helped make possible these weight and practice facilities
In business-oriented Dallas, talk about such acts to help the Mustang football team can make impressive cocktail party conversation.
The NCAA cited a booster giving a prospective athlete $5,000 cash to come to SMU. The father of the athlete also got a job and a rent-free apartnent The prospect later got a $300 per month living allowance and the father $2 OOO for living expenses.
Recruiting has suffered at SMU the last two years because of the NCAA investigation which lasted 26 months
Coach Bobby Collins, who is under an adnunistrative order not to comment until a news conference on Monday, said two weeks ago No doubt we've lost a lot ai players. A lot of them eliminated us early It has hurt our program so much There is no way anyone w ill ever know how much."
He added “A loss of scholarships could be devastating to a program ”
In three years, if he stays at SMU that long. Collins will know just how devastating
Experienced Bears may rebound but schedule will make it tough
WACO (AP) — Just when everybody forgets about the Baylor Bears, they come out of hibernation and claw their way into the Cotton Bowl or some other postseason classic.
Count IO over Grant Teaff and he’ll spring the classic ambush.
Recall “The Miracle of the Brazos” in 1974?
Teaff, now m his 14th season at Waco, coached his Bears to their first ever Cotton Bowl that season
In 1979 he took them to the Peach Bowl, then hoisted the Green and Gold colors in the Cotton Bowl again in 1980
In 1983, the Bears were in the Bluebonnet Bowl.
The Bears dropped to 5-6 last year but look out in 1985. They are being ignored again by the preseason pickers and that’s when Teaff has fun.
lf Baylor can survive a rough intersectional slate of Wyoming, Georgia and Southern California, the Bears could take a big bite out of some of their SWC foes
“I-ist year we had Brigham Young and Oklahoma to open the season and it took us until mid-season to
recover,” said Teaff. “By the end of the year we weren't a bad football team.”
Indeed, the Bears closed with a thorough 24-10 thrashing of Hie Texas Longhorns.
“Now, we’re faced with the challenge of a tough early schedule again,” said Teaff. “However, I
believe we’ll handle it a little better this time "
The Bears return 47 lettermen, including nine starters on offense and seven on defense
We return virtually everybody on the offensive line and in the defensive secondary’,” said Teaff Also, we have a good group of linebackers and running backs And the quarterbacking should be excellent.”
Cody Carlson and Tom Muecke give the Bears a solid 1-2 punch at quarterback Teaff will see they both get equal playing tune.
Carlson nussed three games wih a groin injury last year but still completed 50 of 111 passes He had six touchdown tosses
Muecke had IO touchdown passes and completed 97 of 213 passes The Bears will drop the I Formation and split their backs to enhance a pass-oriented attack
Defensively, the Bears wilUiave to improve dramatically.
Running back Hon Francis has been moved to cornerback and made a tremendous showing in spring training.Blocked punt return with 1:35 left gives Oilers win over New Orleans
EW ORLEANS (AP) - Mike u returned a blocked punt 17 ds for a touchdown with 1:35 laming to give the Houston Oilers
1-20 victory over the New Orleans its in a National Football league season game Saturday night, was the first Oiler victory after ng two exhibition games by a ii of five points. New Orleans is 1-1 reseason.
ookie New Orleans punter Ste\e frnan was punting from ti • its’ 40 when Jeff Donaldson broke nigh and blocked it. Akiu pit ked an the run at the 17-yard-line and
took it in.
Warren Moon, going almost three full quarters, led the Oiler offense in both rushing and passing.
Moon finished his evening’s work
11-20-1 for 200 yards passing and he rushed six times for 50 yards before giving way to Oliver Luck late in tile third quarter.
Houston’s first score came on a 73-yard pass from Moon to wide receiver Tim Smith just 4 46 into the game.
Joe Cooper kicked a 32-yard field goal for the Oilers and Moon hit Chris Dressel on a 2-yard scoring pass in
the third quarter.
All of New Orleans’ scoring came off the leadership of quarterbacks Dave Wilson and Richard Todd. Each rifled one touchdown pass and each led drives that ended with Morten Andersen field goals.
Andersen missed his third try — from 60 yards on the final play of the game.
Wilson, who started, hit tight end Hobie Brenner for a 36-yard touchdown pass in the first quarter and he also engineered a drive to a 38-yard field goal by Andersen.
Todd, after a shaky start in the second half, led New Orleans on 68-yard touchdown drive in the third quarter, capping it with a 2-yard scoring pass to fullback Bobby Fowler.Cowboys 27 Chargers 24, OT
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Dallas’ Rafael Septien kicked a 48-yard field goal in overtime to give the Cowboys a 27-24 victory over San Diego Saturday in a National Football
League exhibition game.
Septien’s kick came four plays after Dexter Clinkscale intercepted a pass and returned it 16 yards to the Chargers’ 37.
Septien nussed a 39-yard field goal after the Cowboys drove to the Chargers’ 21 on the opening possession of overtime.
The kick sailed wide left after Tom Rafferty’s snap to holder Gary Hogeboom was low.
Quarterback Danny White moved Dalis into position for the kick with two completions to tight end Doug Coabie, including a 27-yarder to the
San Diego 28 on third and seven.
White went out with an arm injury • one play before the game-winning kick after being sacked by San Diego’s Linden King White's condition was not known munediately after the game.
In other NFL exhibition games Saturday, it was Indianapolis 24, Chicago 13; Cincinnati 24, New York Jets 20; Cleveland 28, Philadelpha 14; Atlanta 23, Tampa Bay 17; New York Giants IO, Green Bay 2; Miami 27, Buffalo 17; Minnesota 41, Pittsburgh 34; and New England 31, Kansas City 13