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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 10, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas Sports Page 10A ■ierald-Zedunp New Braunfels Texas Thursday December 10. 198?Rangers ready for move to new facilities By TIM WAITS Staff Writer Anticipation is running rampant at Smithson Valley over the soon-to-be ready new school and athletic facility The school and athletic complex, projected to be available for occupancy the first week of February, is a quantum leap for an athletic program that's already making great strides in less than-ideal conditions “We’re excited about it." said Athletic Director Joe Matulich. w ho said he goes by to check on it a couple of times a week It gives the kids something to look forward to and I think they will really appreciate it It w ill be a better atmosphere to work in All the facilities of a Class 5A high school Smithson Valley is currently iii 4A are be mg built, said Comal ISI) Superintendent Rill Brown Brown said that the SH million project is finishing well Indow budget and that the athletic portion was actually a very a, ai percentage in relation to tin rot ic budget It appears that whatever the t ost a *« worth even benin For starters, the football a , rn. will seat 5,(KH) people, with blea bet sides of the field At the present sib win holds less than half of the new -ah visiting fans must share the sa a - a well as Inith bands and pep squads I In new track has an all weather surface Smithson    Valiev    is    gettu    two « a gymnasiums    Brown    said    I *n> penpU * ail ■ * seated in the regular gym foi (uni.-i . and varsity basketball games I; ’,«>**.: »>* gym will accommodate J mn p,. t>u» , other gym    a mini    gym    will u    uM» basketball practice    and    physical    eon., classes Smithson \ alley Crim ipal .Im a t -the basketball teams will sin.!, tmv* »• apability of playing two high school level lames it the same time like Canyon is able t< do now A freshman game played at the I school will go on the same time as the mer varsity at the new school, with the var s>’\ to follow immediately afterward VAe re having a heckuva time in one ’> said Rogers With the freshmen and JV playing at the same time will be a big help And the kids can get home a lot earlier “ Most varsity basketball games at Smithson Valley start at 8 p rn and sometimes later The new gym floors will have a convell tional wooden court surface as opposed to the multi colored rubberized floor at the old gym Brown said if the school is available in time. Smithson \ alley will try to host its last few home district games at the new gym Rogers said that soccer and football prao hee at all levels can take place at the same time Cav mg of a new four court tennis com plex has been completed The new baseball diamond will hold Goo people The old field is without lights and does not meet I niversity Interscholastic League regulations in length The new field is KHI feet down the left and right field lilies and is much deeper to straightaway center field It is still questionable whether the baseball field w ill lie ready for use this spring All of the dressing facilities boys and girls sections will t>e at the gymnasium Brown said he believes it is a waste of money to build an entire field house only to be used two periods a day There will tie 200 lockers in the boys dress mg room and 150 in the girls Matulich intends to put the spacious new weight room to immediate us** for his off season football program as soon as the students move in The gym especially and the weight room is where we needed help said Matulich The whole way the dressing room is laid out is great and the stadium speaks for itself lf is a great place very adequate With facilities of a first class nature it I* only logical lo assume that first class 4A teams rn every sport may soon follow Local teams facing busy weekend The number of basketball tour nutrients this season is rapidly dwindling and four of the six local teams will take advantage of the extra games by playing in tour nutrients over the weekend some beginning today With nine teams in District 13 4A the district games have t>een alternating with the non district contests, with weekends left open for team s to squeeze in as many games as they can at tournaments That is why the girls teams started district play on Nov 28. yet are still playing some non district teams But this is the second-to-1 ast weekend of tournament play and soon the 13-4A teams will be able to concentrate solely on their district rivals Only Smithson A alley s and Ca nyon's boys teams are not taking part in tournaments this weekend Canyon will host Texas Military Institute at 7 Hi pm Friday .smithson A alley will then play TMI at 4 45 p rn Saturday in the .san Antonio Convention Center Arena New Braunfels girls team open ed the Boerne tournament today with a noon game against St Gerard The I nicorns second game will come Friday against either Fredericksburg or Somerset A New Braunfels win today would mean a 6 p rn game on Friday, a loss today would give the Unicorns a 4 Jo pm game Smithson A alley s girls team will play in the round robin Mar hie Falls tournament beginning at 8pm today against the host Mustangs The two teams have already met twice this season with Marble Falls winning both games But the Mustangs had to forfeit its games last weekend at the Burnet tournament in eluding a win over the Rangeret tes — because of an ineligible player Smithson Valley will play Liber ty Hill at 3 p rn Friday then close the tournament with a game ✓ am * Rod Perkins and the Canyor Smithson Valley boys will ploy against TMI (Photoby Dc-. against Lampasas at noon sat a: day New Braunfels tx.)' team wil play in the Alamo Heights tooth., ment I he I nicorns kick things off at 5 IS p m Friday ag..u»'» Madison New Braunfels next game tie Saturday against either vc • Campus or Met ollum lf ba I nicorns win they will plav ai?. at noon it thev lose at 9 a in I with the Celtics/ Lakers both fall; Dallas outruns the Kings Ft Th gerville then > P m iii each of the ill advance to and on Satur ms Hays and n the tourna By THE ASSOCIATE D PRESS The I>enver Nuggets had a rocky mountain high in Boston Garden This might sound dumb but I don’t think another team would have beaten them tonight    I denver loach Doug Moi* said after Boston fell 124 ny Wednesday night ending tin Celtics ut game regular season win ning streak at Boston Garden The Nuggets joined the Los Angeles Lakers and Portland Trail Blazers as the only teams to win there in H4 games since the start of the I 985 at. season The Nuggets fell t**hmd ty Jo after one quarter then held the Celtics to 14 points in the se. ond period Ball hawking 5 foot IO guard Michael Adams who scored a career high I points also had five steals and no lur novers tor I Vnver Alex Fnglish had 27 points for the Nuggets and I .davette I ever added 18 points ll rebounds and 13 assists his fifth triple double of tire season Larry Bird scored 18 of his 4*» pomt> in the last lo minutes as Boston rallied from a b>8 y» deficit to rn.jse the game clos* until the end I icnver la'! won in Boston in 1979 Bullets 120. Lakers 112 Intending champion I ais Angeles continued to slide losing to Washington for it> sixth ? nine games following an ho start Jeff Malone s* ored 29 points and Moses Malone st ored six of Ins 2* in overtime as the Bullets snapped four game losing streak Tile Lakers who rallied from a 99 St) deficit in the final minutes to force the overtime got lo points from Magic Johnson 2-. from Hareem Atniul J abba r and Jo from James Worthy Mavericks 12S Kinq$98 DALLAS    t oat h John Macl/eod said )w wanted the Dallas Mavericks to apply some tough defensive pressure against the Sat rarnento King* It work»*d great as th*- Maven* Ks defeated Dm* Kings We tried to applv some tough defensive pressure said (oath John Mac I .cod We tame out hard and they ct it in t look good against our press NBA B , Th* fiwota'.tl ►*«*** I AST I MN CONI I kl SCI Atlantic D>»»v»0« A Hon! on Philadelphia Set* y ors Washing!.*? Sr* Jet s* v Central Ooov.on Atlanta    ti Mi. wauke* Induna    lo Cleveland    »    I At V I I W N COM IOMI M»<Jy»e*t Dt »iViO«    A I M*nv el Houston    rn I tab    * San Anion**    I Mf t oh an sacranot eat.*.* O I A Users f‘ort land sejttir Phoeti.x I A t lipper Gulden state Ardrovd* i t&*m I tem rf 124 IV .si Philadelphia »* Wad na-: * Pht»*nuU- At ■ andre stair ll I od*. » V*mn Ilertvrr al Se* Vt * a utter a! * I Uh al Roust u * < ala i t Oaesrv W jmUhi.cUms at M <25 I j&h I Pc* OI) wifi. 7 MT aer I ill ISI 4*. 7 ge.r- lur* .od at Mila, Dallas    the    gam*    With    a    IT    ti run and mile.tast .. 28 I thud quartet barrage I ti** Mavericks unproved th**n re. ord it) to » as Dm*v won for Dm* eighth time in ti., past ii) games Dallas used a third quartet fast break 28 points (rom Mark Aguirre and 2. from iiolando Blat kman to dominate King** who are It was ti*- third straight tittle Dm* Maverit ks have tw-id an opponent to U'ss than |tiu |M*tf it s W*. dido I want to let them run their plays or take sit»i' where thev normally like to take them said Blackman who hit 12 of ! < shot* We ve been playing excellent defense right from tf*e start of the game sacramento in last plan* in th** Midwest Division fell to 4 I I Im Kings lost their sixth in a row and an* o 7 on th** road lf you re not a g*>o*1 team tai the road vtai ll have problems Kings (oath Bill Russell said Right now we re _ust not a g.«*l team I rn en joying the iMrople and the coaching (Hit I rn not enjoy mg the losing The Maven. kv . rank**.! uj th* running game in the third quarter with point guard Derek Harper Dm *atalyst The fastbreak that coat h MacLeod has us running really suits this team Harper said in Dm* third quarter we got it going off their turnovers Were really trxing u develop a killer instinct 76ers 9a Blazers 86 Philadelphia with tront.ourt starter' rim Mc* of rn » arni R..\ lf Mi still StdelUMsf bv rn juries gig vt points arni 24 refunds from ( harles Barkley and outscored Portland ll I :> in the fourth quarter Civ de Drexier had 24 points and Jerome her srv Jo for the Trail Blazers Suns 11 7. Hawks 105 Phoenix snapped Atlanta s five game wtnnmg 'Ireax as James Hi wards had 23 |*»ints and 14 retiuunds alKl Alvan Adams scored lo til his 18 points in Dm* f«airth quarter I ai fry Name had 21 points for Phoenix while hrvm Willis and Iv* Rivers Ugh had 22 for th* Hawks Warriors 113, Cavs 11 2 Golden stat. won for <intv Dm third tim* In D games wtM*n sitw-pv I iovd wtm two fret throws with It* seconds left made a I:, foot juniper with* second remaining to tM*at (lev eland Mars Pm. wf*! ss .ired a seal*.?! high 23 points gave Dm* i a* alters a Iii 111 advantage wiDi a Jo foot jumper with seven seconds remain mg Hovd led Dm Warriors with 29 points lk ll » un v Muted a career higf. 27 points Landry hints 1989 will be last season HERNDON. Va (AP< Dallas Cowboys Coach Tom Landry says he ll probably call it quits at the end of his current contract, which expires after the 1989 season Landry in his 28th season w itll the Cowboys, said Wednesday that he has no intention of stepping down before then But when his current three year pact is over so may tie his reign as the only head coach in the history of the franchise Asked if he planned to lie coaching after his contract expires Landry replied "No I don't think so I was kind of ready to step down any way • after last year s 7 9 season*, but we had such a poor finish that I was hop mg to help turn things around Landry who ranks No 3 among the NFL’s all-time winnmgest coaches has come under fire recently The team s principle owner Bum Bright, questioned his coaching ability after Dallas dropped a 21 IO decision to lowly Atlanta last sunday "Its part of the business of coaching ” he said in a conference call with beat writers covering the Washington Redskins The bottom line is usually whether you re Winn mg or losing Hight now we re in a rebuilding program Landry said the process will take time and he fully expects to com Sport s world_ (Jutland winner looking of NFL options 'I'm 63 now. I would think that if I went on through to the end of this contract, it would pro bably be time for me to do something else/Cowboy Coach Tom Landry plete th** task w ithin two years Ait**r that, though it appears that he may decide that to years is enough "I rn 63 now ” he said I would think that if I went on through to Du* end of this contract it would pro bably Im* time for me to do something else “I ve been doing this for so long he continued “I have a lot of thing I d like to do with my family that I don t have the time to do right now I m leaning that way “ Landry said he still enjoys coaching but is obviously disap pointed that his team has dropt * *1 three straight to fall to 7> 7 and to th* brink of elimination in the playoff chase NI W • * tv \!    (    had Hennings of Dm* Air •O'-    *.    i i.-ii.s winner of the 1987 outland Troph.v i im* nut ion s top interior lineman is -a-iu! t' I it*.i ; I i inc wild blue yonder He just lo* si ! huow ii i» will Im* in the air or on th** kc si g ba. k Napoleon Met’a 11 urn and bask. d»ai:    tar    David Robinson of the Naval Acad* n u recent years Hennings aspires to a pron . I....    ti****!    which would require perm is sion I roux th** se. rid.ti y of the Air F orce I no i» .1 ,.* ti a1 I have a commitment to my gov. nu * ut and I fully intend to serve that com Hutment ii firings a 6 8 260 pound defensive ta<Kl< !«(> HI**ran Iowa said "But I iii also lucking into .ny possibility that there may Im* to play proles tonal football/' Ileum! . .mn the trophy over fellow senior defer .vt linemen Michael Dean Perry of (Tem s*m and In. iud Stubbs of Miami. Fla Ii a TI Ulline isnt realistic, Hennings has othei po amate* To pursue my graduate st nu ie in in.u ♦ and management and get my MB A or lo to pilot training I in i an rn I over the maximum waiverable neigh! tor a pilot but I vt* achieved a waiver My commitment is live years if I choose not to fly eight years lf i do liy Iht* way I v.e* flu* situation as far as proles sional football it my position I don’t feel I can < ut . ha. k .fief ce years maintain my weight md technique that I d have to lave to play within a year or I wa fiat k after ain Du- ski! I'd proban lei I pi...lo Ueberroth unsure of new term DALLAS AP Baseball < ommissioner Peter I eberroth wtm says he s had trouble with club owners because he s not afraid to make unpopular decisions still hasnt decided whrthci to seek another five year term I etierrolh the former tats Angel**' Olympics chief whose term expires De* ii 19«* acknowledged Wednesday that he d probably have difficulty getting enough votes to Im* re elected "I ve said that every year that I don I have enough support    Tetm*froth told reporters at baseball's winter meetings Ueberroth w as quoted VA ednesday in The Dallas Morning News as saying ll I needed to gel ie elected right now I wouldn t Im* able to put that together lad s say I couldnt get double digit votes ” Ueberroth needs the votes of 14 of tire 26 owners to win re election He has often said he intends to Im* a one term commissioner hut he has never publicly ruled out seeking another term ( onmtis stoner s terms were seven years instead of five until I eberroth was elected in March 1984 I might not Im* able to get enough votes now if I had to but I have a vote on the matter too lie said adding that he would reconsider his luture in baseball the closer he gets to the end of his term I still have my right of choice Uh* owners have the right to (heir choices VA** ll probably come lo the same conclusions ’’ Ile 'hied with Dm* umpites in their request for more money and some of Dm* owm-rs still haven t forgiven me Im* said I ve ma.!** more de* isions good had and in different than anyone sin*** Dm* first commis stoner Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis Im* saidIrish committed to Cotton Bowl SOUTH BEND tnd AP Notre Dame Coach Ijou Holtz says all that matters now for the Irish is winning the (Olton Bowl But Im* offers sortie judgments atiout (he learn s 21*4) kiss lo Miami in Noire Dame s final regular season game Before a 21 2u loss at Penn State Dm* Irish still had hopes of capturing a national championship But an end zone interception killed a potential scoring drive and a two point conversion effort fulled The loss to the Nittany Lions may have set the stage for defeat ut Miami the following week Holtz say s No oiM* on the 12th ranked Irish squad has play tnt in a major bowl game so preparing for the New Near s Day contest against No 13 Texas AAM 9 2 Imh omes even more important bt* said "They must realize that winning and not just getting there now is the important thing " Im* said lf Heisman Trophy wiruM*r Tim Brown hadn t spurned Southern Methodist's recruiting for Notre Dame (he Irish wouldn't be traveling to Dallas at all said Holtz "At the same time Tim wouldn't have won the Heisman without his teammates “ he added ;