New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 21, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas
All-stars face Fern Creek
FREDERICK, Md. — The New Braunfels Senior Babe Ruth all-stars will play Fern Creek, Ky. today at 5 p.m. CDT in a losers’ bracket game in the Babe Ruth World Series.
Fern Creek fell to the losers’ bracket Tuesday, losing 7-0 against Redman, Wash. The winner of today’s game meets the winner of the game between Stamford, Conn. and San Gabriel, Calif. Thursday at 5 p.m. CDT.
All the games involving the local team are on KNBT-FM.
Wednesday, August 21,1985 8ASherrill: Ags on right track
By TOM LABINSKI Staff writer
Texas A&M was 1-5 in Southwest Conference play last year before knocking off nationally ranked TCU and Texas by a total of 39 points.
Those two games, more than any other games the Aggies have played in the last three years, instilled a feeling of high hopes on the team.
The air of optimism carried through spring practice and should prove to be a good starting point for the 1985 A&M team, said Coach Jackie Sherrill, who was in New Braunfels Tuesday to look at some local players.
“That feeling we had at the tail end of last season carried over into our spring practice,” Sherrill said.
“Out attitude is going in the right direction. The players are getting after each other and I’m looking forward to this coming season,” he said.
Sherrill, beginning his fourth year as the head coach of the Aggies, w as in New Braunfels on a sweep through Central Texas to look at players.
Sherrill, along with A&M offensive line coach Joe Avezzano, watched the
New Braunfels Unicorns’ practice session, paying particular attention to offensive guard Mike Sullivan.
"He’s got all the tools to be a really good player,” Sherrill said. “He has got good size and pretty good speed. He could develop into a fine player.”
The team to beat in the SWC will again be SMU, Sherrill said.
"They have got the most returning players, especially at the skill positions. Houston and Arkansas should also have a lot of players back from last season,” he said.
Although the Aggies are projected as fourth-place finishers by most football publications, Sherrill said he does not hold much stock in preseason polls.
“All that pre-season stuff doesn't matter. The time you want to be athe the top is at the end of the season and I look forward to being up there,” he said.
The Aggies will be a relatively young team, Sherrill reports, but the team will also have a lot of depth.
"The competition level is the thing that will make for a better team. We have guys who will be pushing each other hard. Our attitude is going in the right direction," he said.Red Raiders may 'hammer' offenses in '85
LUBBOCK i AP) — They call them the Hammerheads, and if Texas let h pulls off a surprise Southwest Conference football coup this fall, they’ll surely be household words.
At least in households here on the fertile plains of West Texas.
The Hammerheads is the nickname of a Red Raider defensive secondary that led the nation last year in pass defence and held opponents to a completion percentage of 44.9, second best in the SWC.
“There are some great athletes in the secondary,” said fifth-year coach Jerry Moore, who is more than slightly elated that the Hammerheads return intact this season.
Headed by senior cornerback Carl Carter, the group includes halfback Roland Mitchell, rover Leonard Jones and safety Mere Scurlark, plus lettermen Charles Jackson. King Siinmons and Enc Everett.
“Rebuilding the interior line and replacing Dwayne Jiles at linebacker are the two big priorities defensively,” said Moore, who has a total of eight members of his defensive unit back.
. “If we can accomplish those and the returning people play up their capabilities, then we should have another pretty good year defensively.”
‘We are on the verge of turning some things around here. We were real close last year but we didn't have that offensive consistency. The new offense seems to be one that produces a lot of big plays and points/
Tech Coach Jerry Moore
On the flip side, the Tech offense looms as a mystery, partly by design and partly because graduation stripped away the bulk of a unit that finished last in the SWC rn total offense.
Only three starters return — tackles Aubrey Richburg and Sid Chambers and quarterback Aaron Keesee a sophomore who has inherited a new role in a new Raider offensive formula.
Promising surprises and changes in a team that
finished 4-7 a year ago. Moore said “We are going to do a combination of things offensively There Kill Ik* parts of the old wishbone, the flex bone that Arkansas runs and the Houston Gamblers' run-and-shoot offense. ’
Blaming offensive inconsistency for a failure last year to hold fourth-quarter leads, Moore said the emphasis will be on molding an offense capable of making first dow ns in critical situations.
"We are on the verge of turning some things around here,” he said “We were real dose last year bul we didn t have that offensive consistency The new offense seems lo be one that produces a lot of big plays and points.”
He said the multiple offense wishbone is more «NUited to the things he believes in. adding
“To be effective offensively, you have to have a good option game and we didn t lad year. I'm looking forward to getting back to the sprint-out game and I think our personnel better fits that kind of attack."
Should Keesee faller, Moore feels he s got a talented alternative in freshman Billy Joe Toliver, one of the more pleasant surprises of spring training
“So much of the wishbone depends on the quarterback making the right decision, and I feel we have guys who are capable of making those correct calls," said Moore
Moore also was pleased by the springtime development of sophomore James McGouen. a fullback He and redslurt frestunan Isaac Garnett give the Raiders two strong runners in tliat position, with senior halfback Ansel Cole looming as the team's major breakaway threat
NB opens season by topping Seguin
By DAVID KING Sports editor
It was, well, a start New Braunfels opened its volleyball season Tuesday afternoon with a 15-5, 16-14 victory over Seguin at the Unicorns’ gym.
“It’s going to be an interesting year,” New Braunfels Coach Claudia Perry said after he team rallied from a 14-9 deficit to take the second game. “We have a good foundation, but what we need to learn is to play together.”
The Unicorns showed signs of playing together at times Tuesday afternoon, combining good defensive plays with the hitting of Jana Chafin, who had a match-high eight kills.
Then there were other times, like in the second game when the two teams served ll times and scored one point between them. The rest of the tune was spent serving the ball into the net or double-hitting or accidentally touching the net.
"The girls just have to get used to each other,” Perry said. “It may not be until district.”
The Unicorns breezed through the first game, running up leads of 8-1 and 14-3 in the process. New Braunfels had balanced scoring in the game, with Linda Schwanz recording three kills and Chafin two in the process. Kelly Wright also picked up four of her match-high IO assists as the three returning varsity players led the team.
In the second game, Seguin ran off to an 8-4 lead, then after 19 exchanges of the serve jumped to a 14-9 advantage on an ace by Susan Johnson and kills by Kathy Ellis and Martha Nash.
Seguin at New Braunfels Assists aces, blocks, kills points New Braunfels
Kelly Wright IO 4
Debbie Smith 0 2
Jana Chafin OO
Linda Schwan* 5 1
Heather Woods OO
Roxane Hoi* . . 0 3
Linda Woodward 0 I
Michelle Butler OO
Ten Sides 0 0
Stephanie Smith 0 0
Totals .............. 15 11 3
Diane Aguilar 2 1
Dance Giles ...........I 0
Dance Bueno ............. I I
Susan Johnson ..........0 3
Kathy Ellis OO
Martha Nash 0 0
Totals 4 5
I 1 I 3 3 I 1 I 9 8
New Braunfels regained the serve when a Seguin hit sailed long.
Chafin made it 14-10 with a kill that landed just inside the back line, and Wright served the third of her four aces to narrow the lead to 14-11. Seguin was called for a double hit, then took a time out with its lead cut to 14-12.
The time out didn’t help, as two straight mistakes tied the score at 14.
After another time out, Wright drilled an ace in front of the Matadors’ back line, and the Seguin coach used her final time out. It only prolonged the inevitable.
Wright served another bullet, and the Matadors boxed it around, eventually hitting it into the net.
“I was looking for an intangible today,” Perry said. “I guess you could say it was the interaction
Gooden mows down SF with 16 K's
LESLIE KRIEWALDT HERALD ZEITUNG
New Braunfels' Jana Chafin (20) and Debbie Smith execute a block against Seguin Tuesday
between players. jumpers,” she said. “But we’re not
Perry said her team needed to able to find the ball and get our hands work on finding the ball when on it.” blocking, since the team recorded
only three blocks in the match. New Braunfels is in action again
‘ We’re able to get up to our elbows Friday, playing in the Seguin round-at the net; we’re blessed with high robin tournament
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Dave Johnson lias seen enough of Dw ight Gooden to know vc hen the 20-year-old New York Met pitching sensation is ready to make major-league hitters look like they’re out of their league.
“I feel sorry for San Francisco," the New York Manager had said after Gooden came up with a rare clunker rn his last start against Philadelphia. "He has a history of conung back against the club that roughed him up or conung back strong in his next start after he gets roughed up.”
A strong comeback would be a riuld definition of what took place Tuesday night at Shea Stadium. Gooden struck out 16 Giants in pitching the Mets to a 3-0 victory that extended his personal winning streak to 13 straight decisions and put hun in the record book yet another tune.
Gooden, who led the majors with 276 strikeouts ui setting a rookie record last season, became the first National league pitcher ever to record 200 strikeouts in each of his first two seasons. Until Gooden came along, only Cleveland’s Herb Score had accomplished the feat. Yankees 8, Angels 5
The Yankees got their bats in tune at home and they’re still providing sweet music now that New York has taken its act on the road.
The Yankees haye scored 54 runs in their last IO home games. They got eight more Tuesday night in Anaheim, where they outslugged California. In winning, the Yankees remained four games behind first-place Toronto in the American league East.
Don Mattingly extended his hitting
streak to 18 games with two homers and now has a major-league-high IOO runs batted in Dave Winfield, Rickey Henderson and Mike Pagharulo also homered for the Yankees
By Th* Associated Press Last Division
Tuesday s Gamas
San Diago I Montreat 0
New York 3 San Francisco 0
Los Angales 5 Philadelphia 4
Pittsburgh 3, Cincinnati 2 Chicago 5 Atlanta 2 Houston 17. St Louis 2
By Th# Associated Press East Division
Cleveland Wast Division
Kansas City ........
Takes 43 Tuesday's Gamas
Toronto 3. Cleveland 2 Texas 3. Boston 1 Chicago 2 Kansas City I Milwaukee 3. Minnesota 2 New York 8. California 5 Seattle 4. Baltimore 3 Detroit 4. Oakland 1
UEHvt clams. HERALD ZElTyNG
Texas A&M Coach Jackie Sherrill and his assistant Joe Avezzano talk to New Braunfels Coach Jim Streety