New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 17, 1982, New Braunfels, Texas
NKW YOUK i AP * — Tom Seaver walked into the New York Mets clubhouse to hang jersey No. 41 in his locker for the first time in 5*2 years.
Already in the locker room were Mookie Wilson and Brian Giles, a couple of the Meta young players, guys who weren’t around when Seaver was winning three Cy Young awards with the Meta.
“Mookie was in tile clubhouse and said hello," said Seaver, "and then Giles walked in. I thought he was a bat boy.
“How quickly we get to the other end of the spectrum," said Seaver, remembering a midsummer day in 1967, when, as a rookie, he became
SV wins in tourney
The Smithson Valley Rangers defeated Leander and Burnet by scores of 54-39 and 59-53 in the first round of the Gripping Springs men’s basketball
"They were two fine games,” said coach Roger Kraft. "The I sander games gives us a 7-0 record against 4-A schools and Burnet was 10-1 going into the tournament. The guys did a real fine job and showed a lot of ball control.”
Rocky Nueman led the team in the Leander game with 20 points. Jaime Booth and Andy Severance also scored in double digits with ll and 18 points respectively. Other scorers were Butch Hegeman with 3 and Steve Blankenship with 2.
The halftime score was 24-18.
In the Burnet game, Booth, Severance and Nueman again led the team with double digit scoring. Booth hit for 17 points, Severance claimed 16 and Nueman ll. Pat Bruce and Hegeman made up the rest with 9 and 6 points respectively.
Halftime score was 30-23.
The Rangers will play again at 8 a.in. Saturday.
Austin leads Rice in 64-54 win
By ASSOCIATED PRESS
After starting the season with two losses, the Rice Owls have come alive.
Kenny Austin scored all of his team-leading 13 points in the second half to lead the Owls to a 64-54 win Thursday night over St. Mary’s University.
It was the fourth straight win for Rice, now 4-2.
St. Mary’s, an NA1A team from San Antonio, led for much of the first half and had a 28-27 edge at halftime.
But the Owls came out strong in the second half, taking the lead for good with 16:45 remaining.
The win gave the Owls a season record of 4-2, while St. Mary’s dropped to 8-2.
the first Mets pitcher named to the All-Star team “I got to the ballpark in Anaheim. I’m just 22 years old, and, first, I look so young they won t let me in the ballpark When I get in, I’m in a stall next to Henry Aaron, one of my boyhood idols. Then, I ahi Brock comes over and says to me, (let me a 7-Up ' When the Mets dealt Seaver to Cincinnati in June 1977, they traded a man regarded as one of the finest pitchers in the game. He had set a major league record by striking out 200 or more batters for nine straight years, leading the league five times He had won Cy Youngs in 1969, ’73 and 75 and had led the Mets to two National league pennants and one World Series title.
As he returned to the Mets in a deal that sent pitcher Charlie Puleo and two minor leaguers to Cincinnati, the question was: Can Tom Seaver, at age 38, recover from the worst season of his career, or would the Mets have been better off going after a younger player.
"It’s possible,” Seaver said when posed the question at a news conference Thursday to announce the trade. “Ifs also possible that six months down the road, they could look like geniuses, too. It's speculation — ifs down the road.
"But I think I can pitch, or I wouldn't be here.”
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Since the New Braunfels Unicorns are now out of the high school football playoffs, the All district first and second teams for 13-AAAA may be announced. (Top left, left to right) For NB, they are Brian Frassmann, Chris Winkler, Rene Ortega, Tim Doty, Earl Wilson, Rick Shultz and Arlon Hansmann. (Top right) For Canyon, Glen Nemec. (Bottom) Smithson Valley also had players make all district for 26-AAA they are Chris Thompson, Mark Rohlmeier, Leo Ramirez, Butch Hegeman, Keith McCoy, Duane VanDyke and Jeff Hamil. Honorable mentions for the teams were as follows: NB Doug Campbell, Craig Wer-sterfer, Cary Couch, James DeLemos, John Matney, Rick Shultz; CHS Ross Tieken, Erie Wall, Bill Rudelitsch, Curtis Martin, Alfonso Rodriguez, Jeff Kotara. SV Steve Bunch, Keith McCoy and Randall Rigdon.
Stuff photos by John Senter
Spurs take solo lead with win over Nuggets
DENVER (AP) — Denver Nuggets Coach Doug Moe says the San Antonio Spurs’ 120-108 National Basketball Association victory over Denver was the Nuggets’ worst performance of the year.
"We’ve had some bad ones,” Moe said after the loss Thursday night. "We’ve been atrocious at home. In a nutshell, we just didn’t show up tonight.”
Spurs Coach Dan Albeck said the victory was assured after reserve forward Bill Willoughby hit two back-to-back three-point goals.
“It took the air out of Denver," Albeck said. "Then they started looking for threes."
Albeck said it was San Antonio’s best effort of the year and he singled out Johnny Moore, who had a career-high 29 points, as the key.
“Johnny Moore has played four or five sensational games for us," Albeck said. “He’s really been the catalyst and leader all season He scored a lot of points tonight but he also had a lot of key steals to trigger our fast break."
Added Moore: “It’s my job to shoot when we have the open shot and I was hot at the start."
Willoughby’s three-pointers, his first of the season, came in the fourth quarter. He piled up IO straight points for the Spurs in the final period as the Nuggets were able to move only to within eight.
Willoughby, averaging just 6.4 points entering the game, had 18, his season-high.
Denver center Dan Issei also
connected on two consecutive three-point baskets to close the game to 111-103.
Issei led the Nuggets with 30 points, Alex English had 26 and KiKi Vandeweghe 22. Artis Gilmore and George Gervin, the league’s second-leading scorer, both had 18 for the Spurs.
With the victory San Antonio moved into first place in the NBA’s Midwest Division with a 17-9 record, a game ahead of idle Kansas City. Denver slipped to 10-14
SAN ANTONIO (120)
Banks 4-12 2-2 IO. Mitchell 3-10 3-5 9, Gilmore 8-13 4-4 20. Moore 11-19 6-9 29. Gervin 5-8 8-818. Willoughby 6-9 4-4 18. Rains 0-4 2-2 2, Griffin 3-5 0-0 6. Robinson 1-1 0-2 2. Phegley 2-6 2-2 6 Totals 43-8731-38 120.
DENVER 1108i English 11-21 3-5 26. Vandeweghe 9-18 4-4 22. Issei 11-22 6-6 30. Dunn 3-6 1-2 7, Han/lik 0-5 2-2 2. McKinney 3-7 3-4 9. Gondrezick 1-1 0-0 2. Kelley 1-2 0-2 2. Williams 3-4 2-4 8. Ra\ 0-3 IM) 0. Totals 42-89 21-29 108.
San Antonio 34 39 22 25—120
Denver.......... 29 31 25 23-108
Three-point goals Moore, Willoughby 2, Issei 2, English Fouled out —Gervin, Williams.
Rebounds -San Antonio 54 ♦ Banks Iii, Denver 35 (Vandeweghe 8i Assists San Antonio 20 < Banks 7). Denver 28 < English 61.
Total fouls San Antonio 29, Denver 29. Techicals San Antonio, delay of game, and Issei. A 10,815.
Losing streak snapped
Supersonics blast Mavericks
SEATTLE (API Hay Tolbert recovered quickly enough.
"I was kind of shocked to start,” said the second-year forward from Indiana University.
Seattle Coach I Amity Wilkens .started Tolbert in place of veteran Lonnie Shelton «_s the Supersonics snapped a three-game National Basketball Association losing streak with a 103-93 victory over the Dallas Mavericks.
The game attracted 9,116 fans, the fewest since Seattle moved to the Kingdome in the 1978-79 season.
Tolbert, who sat out Tuesday’s loss to Phoenix, grabbed eight rebounds and scored 12 points rn 34 minutes. Shelton came off the bench after center Jack Sikma picked up three quick fouls and finished with IO points, five assists and five blocked shots in 32 minutes. The Sonics blocked 13 Dallas shots.
"I didn’t know I was going to start until about two minutes before the game," Tolbert said. “I knew I had to con
centrate even more and help us get off to a fast start."
Seattle, which had dropped four of its previous five games, slipped behind early.
"I wanted to start Ray for awhile. It s something I wanted to try." Wilkens said.
Neither Shelton nor Wilkens would confirm that Shelton had missed a shooting practice earlier Thursday.. but Tolbert said, “Lonnie wasn't there."
Dallas forward Jay Vincent led all scorers with 21 points Teammate Rolando Blackman added 18, including 13 in the third quarter w hen the Mavericks cut the margin to five after trailing. 51-36, at the half.
Guard David Thompson, recovering from minor knee surgery, led six Sonics into double figures with 18 points
Down 22-19 late in the first quarter, the Sonics took control by outscoring Dallas, 23-4, over the next 7*l- minutes as guard Gus Williams and Shelton .starred Each collected three assists in the surge.
Seattle’s defense limited Phoenix to 24 percent field goal shooting in the second period.
"I think it took a lot out of them in the second quarter when we blocked quite a few of their shots," said Shelton.
"Coming off the bench gave me a chance to see what the flow of the game was," he added. "Things don’t seem as complicated when you have a chance to look at it for a bit."
After watching his club slip buck to 500, Dallas Coach Dick Mot ta said, "We have not been playing well. The big boys are ready for us. We’ve been waltzing too long and it s catching up
“I told them it was lucky they weren’t in a rodeo You have to perform to get paid there."
Dallas toward Mark Aguirre, who entered the game w ith a 21.6 scoring average, hit only five of 16 from the field and finished w ith 14 points
Basketball tournaments: Dec.
16, 17. 18: Canyon boys. New Braunfels boys, New Braunfels girls and Smithson Valley girls will all compete at the Boerne Tournament; Smithson Valley boys will compete in the Dripping Springs Tournament; Canyon girls will compete in the Devine
High school championship
Saturday, 2 30 p.m.. College Station. Fort Bend Willow ridge meets Corsicana for 4-A title. Willowridge favored by eight Saturday, Houston Astrodome, 2 p m Hurst Bell meets Westbrook for 5-A title.
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Seaver's back with Mets
Going to state
The New Braunfels Comal Soccer Club Indians listen to Coach Don Taylor (right) and assistant coach William Moss as they explain Thursday's practice. The Indians won the Mid Cities Regional Division E
Stuft photo by Cindy Htchwdson
Championship Saturday and will travel with the Canyon Chargers (second place team) to the State tourney in San Antonio's Randolph Air Force Base Saturday at 9a.m..