New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 27, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas
Sarasota wins Series
FREDERICK, Md. — The all-stars from Sarasota, Fla. won the Senior Babe Ruth World Series on Saturday,, beating San Gabriel, Calif. 13-1.
The New Braunfels all-stars finished fourth at the week-long tournament. San Gabriel defeated the local team and then beat Redman, Wash, to reach the finals.
Redman was third in the tournament.
Tuesday, August 27,1985 8ACowboys KO battlin' Bears, 15-13
IRVING (AP) — When Mike Ditka sends his Chicago Bears against his old boss, Tom Landry of the Dallas Cowboys, even a National Football League exhibition game takes on fist-flying intensity.
Non-combatant Rafael Septien got the game-winner with a 24-yard field goal with three seconds to play as the unbeaten Cowboys (3-0) nipped the Bears (0-3) 15-13 in Monday Night at the NFL Fights.
Last week, Septien kicked a 47-yard field goal in overtime to beat San Diego.
The left hooks and right crosses started in the first period.
Dallas defensive tackle Randy White was ejected in the first period after taking unfair advantage.
He yanked off the helmet of offensive
tackle Keith Van Home and used it as a clubbing tool on several Bears.
“That’s an automatic ejection when you do that,’’ said Club Presidnt Tex Schramm, who is on the NFL Rules Committee.
Sporadic fights broke out in every quarter, with the harried officials declaring each outbreak a draw with offsetting unsportsmanlike conduct penalties.
“It was an interesting night,’’ said Landry. “I’ve never seen that many fights. It was a tough football game.”
The fiery Ditka, who played and coached under Landry, said neither team would back down.
“The fights were kind of silly,” said Ditka, making his first return as a coach to Texas Stadium. “We don’t teach it. We should be
smarter than that, and they should be smarter.
“I guess they have heard the Bears are tough guys. Dallas is tough too. Nobody wanted to back down.”
Lost in the flurry of fisticuffs were the returns of holdouts Dallas running back Tony Dorsett and Chicago middle linebacker Mike Singletary.
Dorsett gained 36 yards on nine carries, while Singletary was in on six tackles.
Dallas wide receiver Duriel Harris setup the winning field goal when he took an eight-yard Steve Pelluer pass away from cornerback Ken Taylor at the Chicago 24.
“The defensive back had the ball first, but wasn’t able to tuck it in,” said Harris. “I just slid my arm in there and pulled it away.”
Chicago grabbed a 13-12 lead with 6:29 to play on a 10-yard touchdown pass from rookie Mike Tomczak to rookie James Maness.
Tomczak of Ohio State completed his first NFL touchdown pass. Maness of Texas Christian, who had been held out with a hamstring injury, made his first NFL catch with 6:29 to play.
Dallas quarterback Gary Hogeboom, playing three quarters because of a rib injury to Danny White, hit 17 of 37 passes for 182 yards.
He fashioned a 98-yard second-quarter drive in which he hit seven of eight passes for 81 yards including a six-yard scoring strike to Tony Hill in the second period.
Chicago starter Jim McMahon connected on eight of 15 passes for 76 yards.
Landry said the 1985 edition of the Cowboys is a tough one.
“It’s a little tougher than ifs been in the past,” Landry said.
“I wasn’t around, but it looked like our defense was playing an aggressive game all the way through,” White said.
White said he was ejected because the official said he clubbed somebody with a helmet.
“I don’t know why I had the helmet in my hand, but I’m going to hear about it tomorrow from Coach Iandry,” White said.No kung fu
It looks like something from “Hill Country Ninja,” but actually it's a pre-workout stretch that the Smithson Valley football team uses. The Rangers' varsity scrimmages Johnson City Friday at Ranger Stadium.
LESLIE KRIEWALDT HERALD ZEITUNG
NB Blue opens this weekend
The New Braunfels Blue opens its fall 1985 season by playing in the Muscular Dystrophy Invitational Soccer Tournament in Universal City this weekend.
NB Blue’s first game will be at 9 a.m. Saturday against the Arsenal. The team’s second game will be at 2 p.m. against the San Antonio Strikers. At IO a.m. Sunday, the team will play the River City Knights.
All games will be played at Randalph Air Force Base.
Team members are Ken Kuehler, Tony Ramirez, Jason Eanes, Mike Shuler, Craig Morrison, Peter Garza, Jeff Bryan, John Nelson, Chan Clark, Keith Pehl, Bud Hasert, Victor Rodriguez, Rico Herrera, Rob Wicall, Travis Thrift, Wade Ohnheiser, Paul Buck and Patrick Lee.
The seventh annual MDA tournament is sponsored by the San Antonio Soccer Association.
All teams will participate in a mini-game elimination series format. Each team will receive
six points for a win, three points for a tie, zero for a loss, one point for each goal scored up to three and one point for a shutout.
Forfeits earn the winning team nine points The semifinal games will be played at 2 p.m. Sunday with the championship game at 5:30 p.m.
Last year SAYSO donated more than $5,000 to MDA from the tournament.
The Air Force Base is located on Pat Booker Road. The soccer fields are located on the west side of the base, adjacent to Loop 1604.Ouch
'Combat fishing' leads to hooked honkers, snagged noggins in remote Alaska village
SOLDOTNA, Alaska (AP) — When the salmon spawn in Kenai, the “combat fishing” casualties begin limping into the hospital emergency room here.
Along with checks, insurance forms and the odd piece of skin, dozens of hapless fishermen leave a little something else behind:
Enough fish hooks plucked from various spots on their bodies to fill a big felt board put together emergency room workers at the Central Peninsula General Hospital.
“They’re all little owies,” emergency room worker Charlotte Green says of this summer’s hook collection.
Owies? We’re talking pain — with a capital P. Forget bear stories. Bears just bash you around and eat you. We’re talking big, fish-goo-covered, barbed hooks imbedded in every imaginable spot.
How much pain? Pat McCrum, a recent visitor from Sand Point, Idaho, was hustled into the emergency room with a heavy metal lure dangling from his nose. Not the outside; the inside. The
His wife had nailed him in the schnoz as he stood behind her. Then she gave it a few yanks, trying to get it unsnagged.
“It hurt so bad I couldn’t even yell,” McCrum said.
Then there’s the woman who showed up with a large hook through both lips.
“It was horrible," said nurse Judy Schell. “That was one of the first ones this year.”
Between May and October every year, thousands of fishermen from all over the world make the trek to this little town of 3,600, which sits
about 160 miles southwest of Anchorage on the Kenai Peninsula.
The rivers and streams are spawning grounds for king, silver and red salmon, and Soldotna sits near some of the best accessible fishing in the state.
That kind of accessibility in a mostly inaccessible state has a price. Fishermen stand shoulder-to-shoulder in places, flailing the waters in unison to avoid tangles — combat fishing at its finest. Sometimes it works. When it doesn’t, somebody gets to meet the staff at Central Peninsula where wire cutters and pliers are standard pieces of emergency room equipment.
Most patients are adults, Schell says, and while some hooks are removed from areas not normally exposed to sunlight, most are found in hands or heads.
Spurs to offer 10-game package
For the first time, the San Antonio Spurs will offer a 10-game package of tickets during the 1986-86 National Basketball Association season.
The team has three different packages set up, with games scattered throughout the schedule
In addition, anyone buying a 18-game package will receive a free ticket in the same seat for the Oct. 19 exhibition game against Denver.
‘‘We are trying to develop new fans,” said Bob Bass, the Spurs’ general manager. “We want to give them a good taste of NBA basketball plus a taste of what it’s like to be a Spurs season ticket holder.
Purchasers of the package recieve guaranteed seating for the ll games, first option on home playoff games, an option for the same seats next season and a subscription to the Spurs newsletter.
All seats in the packages are in the lower level of the HemisFair Arena. The $120 package is on the mezzanine end and the $100 package is in the lower balcony.
For more information, call the Spurs office at 224-4611.
Here are the dates and games in the three packages:
Plan I: Saturday, (Jct 19,
Denver; Saturday, Get. 26, Los Angeles lakers; Saturday, Nov. 16, Seattle; Friday, Dec. 6, Chicago; Friday, Jan IO, Golden State; Friday, Jan 17, New York; Monday, Jan. 27. Detroit; Friday , March 7, Ixjs Angeles Clippers; Saturday, March 29, Utah; Thursday, April 3, Houston.
Plan 2: Saturday, Oct. 19.
Denver; Saturday, Oct. 26, Los Angeles lakers; Friday, Nov. I, Dallas; Friday, Nov. 22, Indiana; Friday, Dec. 6, Chicago; Wednesday, Jan. 15, Houston; Sunday , Feb 16, Sacramento; Tuesday, Feb 18. Phoenix; Thursday, March 13, Boston; Sunday, March 23, Utah; Sunday, April 13,
Plan 3: Saturday, Oct. 19,
Denver; Saturday, Oct. 26, Los Angeles leakers; Monday, Nov. ll, New Jersey Nets; Friday, Nov. 29, l»s Angeles Clippers; Friday, Dec 6, Chicago; Monday, Jan. 6, Philadelphia; Saturday, Jan. 25, Dallas; Saturday, Feb. 22, Milwaukee; Friday, March 21, Los Angeles leakers; Sunday, March 23, Seattle; Sunday, April 6, Denver.
Becker setssights on U.S. Open championship
NEW YORK (AP) — A year ago, he was one of the relatively anonymous kids performing on the outer fringes of the U.S. Open, losing the junior boys’ singles final. Today, Boris Becker appeared in the first men’s singles match on the stadium court.
Becker, 17 years old, already is the youngest Wimbledon champion. The West German wunderkind hopes to break a 95-year-old record and become the youngest U.S. Open champion. Oliver Campbell won what in 1890 was known as the U.S. National Championship as a 19-year-old.
Becker, fresh from a 6-4, 6-2 sweep of Sweden’s Mats Wilander in last Sunday’s final of the Association of Tennis Professionals
Championship at Mason, Ohio, opposed unseeded Petei Doohan of Australia in the day’s second stadium match — preceded by women’s 12th seed Wendy Turnbull of Australia playing Virginia Ruzici of Romania and followed by defending men’s champion and No. I seed John McEnroe facing Shlomo Glickstein of Israel.
The No. 2 men’s seed, Ivan Lendl of Czechoslovakia, begins play Wednesday, facing American Jay Lapidus, as does fourth-seeded Jimmy Connors, who opens against Gary Muller of South Africa. Wilander, the No. 3 men’s seed, went today against Vijay Amritraj of India on the grandstand court.
The top four women’s seeds were off today. No. I Chria Evert Lloyd’s first match will be
against Janine Thompson of Australia, No. 2 seed Martina Navratilova will begin the defense of her title against Pascale Paradis of France., No. 3 Hana Mandlikova of Czechoslovakia will play Britain’s Amanda Brown and No. 4 Pam Shriver will face Tine Scheuer-Larsen of Denmark.
Becker, a virtual unknown last year when Mark Kratzman defeated him 6-2, 7-6 in the junior boys’ singles final, is seeded eighth among the big boys now. He thinks he should be a lot higher.
“At the moment,” he said after his ATP victory, “I rank myself No. 3 behind McEnroe and Lendl.”
If he wins the U.S. Open, he’ll be the first non-
American — and the first right-handed man — to do so since this Grand Slam event moved here in 1978 from the staid, old West Side Tennis Club in nearby Forest Hills, N Y.
McEnroe has won the men’s title here four times, including last year’s 6-3,6-4,6-1 sweep of Lendl, and Connors has won the other three. Among the women, Lloyd and Tracy Austin alternated championships from 1978 to 1982 before the Czech-born Navratilova, now a U.S. citizen, captured the last two titles, including last year’s 4-6,6-4,6-4 triumph over Lloyd.
The most recent foreigners to win were Argentina’s Guillermo Vilas, the men’s champion in 1977, and Britain’s Margaret Court, the women's winner four years earlier.