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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 11, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas Sports Page 10A Herald-Ze/fung New Braunfels Texas Friday December 11.1987 TLC drops football Scheduling, finances blamed for deletion By TRAVIS E. POLING Correspondent The football program at Texas Lutheran College has been drop ped after a vote by an executive eommitee of five Board of Regents members Scheduling and financial problems were cited as the main reason for deleting the program by school President Charles Oestreich at a 9 30 a rn press conference Friday The decision, made Thursday night in a closed session, was the result of an ongoing concern which came to a head when Howard Payne University left the newly formed Heart of Texas Conference and joined the Texas Intercollegiate Athletic Association Tarleton State University also dropped off the TLC football schedule Oestreich announced the decision saying junior and senior level students who came to TLC on incentive programs will be given tuition assistance grants if they continue to meet the academic requirements of the college All scholarships and coaching contracts will be honored by the school Oestreich said recruitment for the college will be increased in other areas including the other nine sports in which the school participates Oestreich said he does not feel student losses to the college will be great He said the loss of tradition will be much more evident in the college, which has had a football team since moving to Seguin in 1912 'i'm not sure that I can assess the loss of tradition completely said Ostriech After the Board of Regents ex ecutive committee went into clos ed session, head football coach Vernon Fewell said if the football program was dropped he would go somew here else Fewell said his greatest concern was for the players, especially those who are seniors Quoting John Fuquay, who has been the Bulldogs’ starting quarterback for the last three years. Fewell said. Who wants a senior quarterback-’” "I don t think there s anyone in that room that wants to drop the football program.” Fewell said of the executive board responsible for the dec ision But how good is recruiting going to be when last year the team was 1-9 and this year only 2-8. he asked Fewell who coached at nine other schools before coming to TUC' said he would rather see the program enhanced than dropped but would support any decision made “I Ae been trying to enhance the program since 1981 " he said Fewell said that enhancement of the program would not make TLC a big football power ami that by the same token. "TLC is not go mg to blow up and go aw ay if they drop football ” Steve Anderson, the college's director of alumni and community relations said that at this time the "vast majority of the alumni ha\e been silent” over the decision. with the AAA being the most ver bal Picketing students, however, were very verbal about the dec) sion. carrying picket signs reading Hoes Tex shramm drop the Cowboys’’.” lf football s gone so am I and one featuring a picture of a dead horse saying "College life without football go SMU” Fuquay echoing the sentiments of many of the players present made an emotional appeal to the board before they entered into door session "It s tun last year or their closed either here nowhere Bot) Miller Admissions Vice President for said the media coverage when the team is com petetive helps student ret ru ■ ment in the San Antonio area especially Regardless ot how good your academic program is said Miller if non competetive rn any inter collegiate athletics program recruitment will tx- a problem lf we re consistently a doormat recruitment in more difficult for the college he san! ‘Almost traded' outnumber traded at baseball meetings DALLAS AP» The name of the game at baseball s winter meetings has always been trades and some of the game s biggest names were traded Dave Parker lax* Smith Floyd Bannister. Phil Bradley But some of the biggest newsmakers at the five day swap-and shop meeting were the big names that almost moved on. players such as Pedro Guerrero Dave W in field. Kirk Gibson and Brook Jacoby The winter meetings are regarded by some as a no longer-necessary holdover from the days when baseball general managers sat around hotel lobbies from breakfast til bedtime talking trade with anyone who would listen The interleague trading deadline coincided with the end of the meetings and as many as ad to 80 players switched uniforms in a single week This year at the 88th winter meetings at a sprawling Texas resort hotel only eight trades were made involv mg 22 players But as Pittsburgh General Manager Syd Thrift said Sometimes you lay the foundation in December for tile trades you make in April The last deal and the only one swung Thursday saw Kansas City obtain 16 game w inner Bannister and minor league infielder Dave Cochrane from the ( hicago White Sox for young pitchers John Davis Melido Pere/ ( huck Mount and Greg Hibbard The Royals have wanted another starter since trading Danny Jackson to Cincinnati for pitcher Ted Power and infielder Kurt Stillwell The Yankees and Milwaukee Brewers also made bids for Bannister, a left hander with a ll7-128career record "Combined with our recent trade we think this puts us in a strong position to contend for the AL West title again in 1988.” John SchuerhoU. the Royals general manager said Other major trades saw Cincinnati deal Parker the two-time NL batting champion, to Oakland for promising pitchers Jose Rijo and Tim Birtsas. Philadelphia get the Unicorns maul St. Gera rd BOHRNF. Aside from a bushel of personal fouls levied against them the New Braunfels Unicorns girls basketball team had an easy time of it in Thursday s first round of the Boerne tournament, with a 64 35 victory over St Gerard Unicorns Coach Patsy Davis said her team "looked good in places We are up and down right now It was a good win for them St Gerard was held to just seven beld goals the entire game but went to the free throw line 43 times and hit 21 The Unicorns were whistler! for 33 personal fouls The Unicorns were nine of 25 at the line Davis said she was happy that she had enough people to keep bringing into the game The Unicorns were never threatened in the contest as they went up 13-6 after the first quarter and had a commanding 3o 13 advantage at halftime A trio of Unicorns scored in double figures Kelli Davis and Kim Wingate tits! for the team high point totals with 14 apiece Nika Schmidt chipped in IO St Gerard s Nan cy Reyes led all scorers with 15 New Braunfels will play Somerset today at 6 p rn at the Boerne Middle School gym Somerset knocked off Fredericksburg Thursday Statistics Nrw Braunfels S’ Girard Ii Nev* Braunite Davis 14 Wingate 14 Schmidt lo s< Owl 7 1v»*nT Addison 4 Wright J Marline.- 2 McFarland 2 Whitley.’ Mardemann Torres lkx*ppens<hmidt Halftime tcorc Ne* Braunfels v st Gerard 13 Marble Falls downs SV ‘"’•a wmm fleet Bradley from Seattle for run pr<«: i. mg .bu ler Glenn Wilson and two other player at Buster gel its long sought bullpen closer smith from flit < Tm ac t uhs for pitchers Al Nipper arid t alv in Schir.udi The meetings officially ended Wednesday but many club executives stayed around Thursday "You don t like to leave because you lost* tilt* momen turn you had iiere Toronto GM Pat Gill lek sa I There were times when we were talking to four or bvt teat! Mets, A's, Dodgers make biq trade LON ANgKLF.S ap I he Dis V geles JstdgetN ai quired relief pitchers J»*ns«* Orosco and Jay Howell and shortstop Alfredo Griffin in a thret way eight player trade involving the New York Mets and tile Oaklan Athletics the Dodgers announcer! today In the deal pitchers Bob Welch .md Matt Young wound with oakland The Mets landed three right handed minor league pitchers Jai k savage Walt Whitehurst ami Kevin Taparu First Orosco won dealt to oakland which tiler sent him along with Griffin and Howell to lais Angeles The Dodgers shipped Welch 5 oung and Savage to Oakland The Athletics then sent Nav age W’hitehurst and I apam to the Mets Welch ll compiled a 15 9 record witii .i 3 22 earned run average as a starter making his major league record 115 88 in nine seasons all w Uh the I Judgers Young. 29 was a 5 8 4 47 FRA w ith Los Angeles -.1987 He was traded to the Dodgers Dec I I'Ho by sea1 bi Orosco 30 was a relict hero of the 198*. National league playoffs and World Series which th** Met- won over Boston in seven games In seven years with the Mets he had a 47 47 record including > 3 9 mark Ait! ,i iii KRA and 16 saves in 1987 Howell 52 who had 29 saves in I *k > with Oak,and posted a 5 4 record with 16 saves with a 39 FU A in *k7 He also pitched for the New York 5 ankces in 1982 m Krista Black (15) fights for the bail rn an ear . game * Photo by Deryt Clar*- va) 3rd loss for team to Lady Mustangs MARBLE FALLS They say a third time s a charm but the Smithson \ aliev Rangcrette* just know that three times is enough when It comes to play mg Marble F alls For the third time this year the Rangercttrs were stopped by the Lady Mustangs *9 37 in the Thurs dav s first round of the Marble F alls round robin tournament We played a lot Iwtter said Kangerelte coach Keith Sullivan Tbev just wore us down physically They are a strong phy sn al group The* Rangerettes stayed in the game tor three quarters trailing by just nine points late in the thtrd Tie** Range ret t es were tied with the l«a<1y Mustangs ini" atter P e firs? quarter and fell to 27 21 at halftime But the l-ady Mustangs brawn won the Range reties over in the final eight minutes The Rar.gerettes could manage univ three fourth quarter points am! suffered from a sub par night on the free throw line The Rangei et tes were a dismal seven of 23 from the tine Three Kangrrettes shared tram high point honors Biu Phillips la- • M * cy am! VS em Iv Gentry .ii. had eight points Smithson Valiev will tangle wdh latirrtv Hill today at I p rn and bat ties Lampasas at noon Saturdav as live tournament continues Statistics I # I It i lf% cr    DHF 9 Vt * Noonan may replace White Sunday as injuries force his re-evaluation IRVING VP Dalton I ow two Randy While ma; start in sunday s game against Washington tx- aas* pine he*d net ve and ins role witll the team com ’ tx i* rd next year lf injuries continue to plague* the I* let tackle a coach say s Mv proj«*c bon (or Kandy tin year .liter th babu would tx- to tx .» situation.* ?yjx- .#i playei ?< sue coordinator Ernie st auf lier san! Thursday He said tin- 'earn would Use baillie Noonan n the area and W hite more in passing Should White met start sunday Noonan the Cow first round draft pick from Nebraska could get tin his first start w uh the team Whit** >4 tost season was troubled by a hams! rn jurv and shoulder problems that required off si surgery and he* failed to make the Pro Bowl team . nine appearances since his professional career tx*g. 1975 White suffered tile pinched net vc e arlier this sc and aggravates! it on tin* first play in Sunday s 21 I to Atlanta He- didn I tell coaches about the- problem this week I knew tie wash t playing tile way tie normally p but we dido t know whv said* oath loin Laiidrv 'My protection tor Randy the year atter (this) probably would be to be a situational typeot player ' Erme Stautner day I-amirv Newnan in g in a son after in in until lf tin* nerve i toe si! I fica, a>k*qyateiv Is s*ild tie would feel comfortable star Wbite s right defensive* tac kie position MaUtftef sa I Nocturn c cKild txx Ollie a re gular starter it tie performs adequately and injuries hurt White White enters the (mal vear of hts five vear contract in I cha Noonan was signed to a four veal Ii *«8 million con tract this summer and primarily has tx-en playing (kl run nirig downs He and White have l****n alternating at right lac kie for tile past five weeks I think ii** ll tx* here another year I rn sure then ac cording to how ta* s progressing from there on Stautner said of White I think Randy recognizes tile fait that titete s going to tx* a tim* .chere ire < an mi longer tie a starter effec tively and he knows there s got to tie a change macle HermanManthey    Wright    Davis    Vela    Buch    Dees    Torres    Druebert    Perusquia    Schwab    ForneyHerman wins Iron Man; NB volleyball team honored New Braunfels High School athletes in football, volleyball and cross country were honored Thursday night at the Unicorn Booster Club’s Fall Sports Banquet at the Civic Center Offensive tackle and linebacker Glenn Herman won the prestigious Iron Man Award Herman, a two-year starter and nominee for the Academic All State team helped to lead a young New Braunfels foot ball team to a third place finish in District 13-4A Mark Manthey, a linebacker and split end. received the 12th Man Award as chosen by his teammates for his unselfishness. Senior setters Krista Wright and Kelli Davis were named as the Outstanding Varsi ty Players on the Unicorn State finalist volleyball team, which finished the season with a 32-8 record the best ever by a Unicorn team Junior Mary Alice Vela was named as the Most Improved volleyball player The volleyball team was also presented with its State Finalist 1987 banner, while Her man led the audience through a spirited ren dition of the team s " War Cry Six runners from the varsity cross country' team were honored with an Award of Ex cellence Misty Buch, Crista I)ees (’indy Torres, Bobby Kanas. Jason Druebert and Darrel Hunter Ernesto Perusquia was honored for ins consistent effort and freshman Robin Schwab was selected as Most Improved Also honored from the Unicorn football team were the players who had won a spot on the Academic All District team Jimmy Simmonds, Scott Brot/e, Tun Galloway, Peter Garza Herman Mike Smith and Erie Walker Michael Thompson was named the Most Valuable Player of tile 13-4A champion junior varsity football team and Charlie Starnes took the honor for the freshmen team Athletic Director Jim Street) mentioned that for the first lime he could remember every Unicom football learn from the seventh grade B team on through to (lie val sit) level had a w liming record laugh Ann Forney and Wright were honored for their selection to the Texas Girls Association s All State team To qualify a senior must be a consistent varsity startei and have a grade point average of 90 or tx*t ter for the first three years of sc fwol plus tile first 12 weeks of the senior year Making the Academic All District team from New Braunfels were Melissa Hading Korney. Alma Martinez Rachel McFarland Vela Kiln Wingate and Wright Mindte Hardeman was named Most im proved on tile J\ volleyball team and Melissa Alves was awarded lilt* oust anding JV play er Lisa I .and in was named Most Improve! Freshman volleyball player and Celeste Col vin was honored as the Outstand!^ Freshman Cited for their inclusion on the HRT. Academic All District Cross Country lean were Joel Huikhouse Hunter. Perusquia Middy Bradberry Ruch Jacque Coley Dees, Inez Garces. Ashley Goldman ani Lynn Schwab ;