New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 24, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas
Page 8 Herald-Za/fung, New Braunfels, Texas Tuesday, December 24, 1991
Four Lions top all-pro choices
NEW YORK (AP) — The Los Angeles Raiders, a team of stars, might be expected to have a hunch of All-Pro players. So would the Buffalo Bills, Houston ' ‘rs and Philadelphia Eagles.
But the Detroit Lions?
Yes, those Detroit Lions who made the playoffs for the first time since 1983 had four players make The Associated Press All-Pro team, which was announced Monday. That tied the Lions with the Raiders for most selections for the team, which was chosen in voting by 82 media members.
Running back Barry Sanders, nose tack e Jerry Ball, inside linebacker Chris Spielman and kick returner Mel Gray were Detroit's All-Pros.
“Barry Sanders and Jerry Ball arc well-known They stand above the rest,” Coach Wayne Forney said. “But to see Chns and Mel get recognition that's really special.
Included among the four Raiders on the Ai!-Pr< team were both kickers, placekicker Jeff Jacgv and punter Jeff Gossett.
“The Raiders have a legacy of great players special teams coach Steve Ortmayer said. “The«e are two more thai have come along to bring the. performance level up to a Raider standard, so n speak.”
The other Raiders making the team were safety Ronnie Lott, an All-Pro for the sixth time, and guard Steve Wisniewski.
Buffalo had quarterback Jim Kelly, running back Thurman Thomas — the NFL total-yardage leader — and center Kent Hull Houston’s three players were cornerback Cris Dishman, guard Mike Munchak and receiver Haywood Jeffircs, who led the NFL with IOO catches. J
Philadelphia had three defensive linemen join Ball up front: ends Reggie White and Clyde Simmons and tackle Jerome Brown.
The other defensive players were Washington cornerback Darrell Green, Kansas City outside linebacker Derrick Thomas, New Orleans outside linebacker Pat Swilling, Chicago inside linebacker Mike Smgletar> and Denver safety Steve Atwater.
Also on offense were Washington tackle Jim Lachey, Atlanta tackle Mike Kcnn, Dallas receiver Michael Irvin and New England tight end Marv
Kenn had gotten into the 15th game this season without yielding a sack. He allowed one by
I only gave up two last year.” the 14-year \cteran said. “I really wanted to go all year without giving up one.
* I m very honored,” he said of making All-Pro. “I think it’s a great honor to get any reward complimenting someone’s individual accomplishments.’’
Repeaters from the 1990 team we e Lachey, Hull, Thomas, Sanders, Gray, White, Brown, Thomas and Lott. Singletary was selected for the seventh time and White made it for the sixth consecutive year.
The second team had quarterback Mark Rypicn of Washington; running backs Earnest Byner of Washington and Bromin Smith of Dallas; wide receivers Gary Clark of Washington ,nd Andre Rison of Atlanta: tigljt end Jay Novacek. of Dallas; center Bruce Matthews of Houston; guards Randall McDaniel of Minnesota and Jim Ritchcr of Buffalo: and tackles Anthony Munoz of Cincinnati and Lomas Brown of Detroit.
The second-team defense had ends Greg Townsend of the Raiders and Charles Mann of Washington; tackle Steve McMichael of Chicago; nose tackle Michael Dean Perry of Cleveland; inside linebackers Sam Mills of New Orleans and Vincent Brown of New England; outside linebackers Seth Joyner of Philadelphia and Wilber Marshall of Washington; comerbacks Erie Allen of Philadelphia and Deion Sanders of Atlanta; and safeties Bubba McDowell of Houston and Tim McDonald of Phoenix.
The second-team placekicker was Chip Lohmiller of Washington, the punter was Reggie Roby of Miami, and the kick returner was Brian Mitchell of Washington.
Kings' Motta announces retirement
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The losmgest coach in NBA history, Dick Mona. says he will retire as Sacramento Kings coach when this season ends — a decision that shocked some of his team's players.
“It took me totally by surprise,” forward Lionel Simmons said after the Kings lost to the San Antonio Spurs 101-90 Monday night “He’s
been ai this a long time. He’s still trying his best to gel the best out of us. He still hasn’t said anything about it to the team '
Motta quickly left following the game, apparently without even talking to his players about his decision.
“It’s just a family decision. It’s time Thai's all I’m going to say
about it,” Mona said in announcing the move before his team’s loss.
He would not elaborate on his reasons for retiring.
Motta passed Gene Shue as the coach with the most losses in NBA history, with 862, after the Kings lost 109-85 in Dallas on Saturday night.
“This is the first I’ve heard of it,” Sacramento backup center Dwayne
Schintzius said of the retirement talk.
Mona joined the Kings in January 1990 and brought a career record of 849-845 into the 1991-92 season. The Kings were 7-17 before meeting the Spurs.
The 60-year-old Motta also is the third winningcst coach in the NBA, trailing only Red Auerbach (938 wins) arni Jack Ramsay (864).
Green Bay successor
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Santa Claus is coming to town, but is Bill Parcclls?
Parcells, the former New York Giants coach who spent the last year as a commentator for NBO, is considered the top candidate to replace Lindy Infante as head coach of the Green Bay Packers.
Infante was fired Sunday after a 24-40 record in four years, joining a line of coaches who failed to return the Packers to their glory days under Vince Lombardi.
The 50-ycar-old Parcells, like Lombardi a New Jerseyan, directed the Giants to two Super Bowl victories. The mere mention of his name has the NFL’s smallest town
In fact, there was already a Parcells sighting Monday at Green Bay’s Austin-Straubel Field, where a ticket agent claimed he spotted Parcells. (l
Packers general manager Ron Wolf has already said Parcells, who is an acquaintance, is on his list of candidates. Newspaper reports say Parcells would command an annual salary of between $1 million and $1.5 million.
Wolf said Monday that Parcells was not in Green Bay.
“He could be here but I don’t know about it/* Wolf said. “I’ve had some calls from Florida so that
Mavs stun tired Rockets
HOUSTON (AP) — Derek Harper and the Dallas Mavericks held a track meet knowing that the fatigued Houston Rockets probably wouldn’t finish the race.
Harper and company were right. The Rockets only scored IO points in the fourth quarter and the Mavericks ran away with a 105-85 victory Monday night.
“It’s obvious how we won,” said Harper, who had game highs of 27 points and ll assists. “We outran this team. We knew they were tired and we took the game to them.” Harper was referring to the fact that the Rockets have played four games in five days and had just returned home from a two-game
road trip. Harper, however, logged 45 minutes in the game.
“Harper had a great effort and he played the entire second half,” said Dallas coach Richie Adubato. “We only gave up IO points in the fourth quarter, which was excellent defense, and our offensive execution was the best we’ve had this year.”
The Rockets were most concerned by the fact that they were playing better on the road than at home, where they went 2-5 in December.
“This is your turf,’’ explained Houston coach Don Chaney. “You don’t let people come in and beat you at home without a fight We didn’t put up much fight and they t<x)k advantage of it.”
Elks hoop-shoot Jan. 11
New Braunfels Bks' Lodge #2279 wil: sponsor a hoop-shooi conies: or Jar.. 11 starting ai 1:30 p m rn the New Braunfels High School gym,
All po vs and girls ages 8-13 on Apr. I, 1992, will be eligible lo erne' the Poor*-shoo* conies.
All ernnes to this contes: must he made through the physical education class ai the participant's schoo.
For mort informal! or. contact Let E. Simpson ai 620-5917.
Bass club holds contest
Tnt C.L.A.S.S. Bass Club of Canyon Lakt is holding a local edition of a nanona: hassmaster catting contes: for iuds Tnt event will bt neid at New Beaume:\ Middle Scnoo or. Jai. ll. on me football field if weather permiL,
Participating youngster- will case flip and pile: ai specific target The winner* will advance to state conpeiiuor. with, a china' it reacr national after ma:
The winners of ilk: 7-10 anc 11-14 age groups will ac vane: to int sum comest. The even: is free to interested emitter of most agee
Rec often voueyoai
Toe New Braunfels Paras and Recreation Depart men: is offering oper.‘-p:ay volleybaL ai the Linda Rec Center on Tuesoav evenings Rat begins ai 7:30 jam., anc ii is supervised rn Steve Serna The fee for tnt program is $, per per sot. anc •ayont is welcome to attend For mort information, please cai 620-PLAY.
Taeftwonoc at Rec Genie'
Tnt New Braunfels Paras and Recreation Department is colp#:.soring laeawondc and self-peleClasses this fall with Sari Nkaun laeawondc 7 aes worm: is a mania ar: ma: develops a per soc both physically mc menially, while enhancing self esteem This program will benefit peuptt of ail agei CLasses are now it. sessior a me Lands Recreation Center Class nae; are 6:15 pa. (or ctu<Orer aget 6-11 anc 7:15 pat for agr: Ladue Qanses will met every Monday and Tkurtday Tye lee Bit uhs program is $38 pc? moon war $20 (or a second fans. y lacnubcr and $15 for a iii.rd A utjf or cr ii required and may Pe pmrfaurir through Use msiruciur Th itg^c* caf Ute Linda Rec Censer For more information, ta 620* PLA ¥ ta 620-rJCK bm rf a tpCTftOft cornett Barry’* Under Pass Saloon will again sponsor ae arca hunting cocues si wruce ama deer bunters dm compt:* ii numerous categories cai or,cg in deer thiouguou na scasui md Barry’s oat Otoe feuragt spin* available if
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Several categories are Comal County-specific, with awards for heaviest huck, most points, widest horn spread and heaviest doc Those four categories will also he figured on ar ai I-counts basis.
The hest all-around buck shot by a 12-or-younger hunter will earn a trophy, as will the 65-and-oldcr hunter who brings in the best all-around buck There are also contests for best all-around mule deer (any state), heaviest hog and longest-bearded turkey
Cither trophies are aval tabic in the human beard-growing contest, for best-looking ane scroungiest. There will also be an arm wrestling contest Troutiest set tor January The annua; Troutfest, sponsored bv the New Braunfels Parks and Recreation iJepartmen: will be held Jai. 9-19 a: the lamia Park Olympic Poo..
Tne even: is geared to anglers of a1 age aru. skill levels, and anyone interested is invited to purchase a pas to en ie* tnt ground.1- anc fish for rainbow tram
A new twin rue beer added to the event this year Calfish ranging from. five to seven pounds have been added — anc should prove quite a challenge for tne participants The even: is especially geared to tne nandicappet arid tnt youth of the communr.s Clr Jai. 9, opening clay, nanuicappet individual anc groups car fin fir tree Dr. Jai. 11, mere will bt a youth fishing loumamen from B IO am. with prize! being awarded to the winners
The lees art me same as last year. with ar adult pass available for $5 arid a children * pass for $3. Each pass is good fur IO fish Or tnt fnut day of the Troutfest. Jar, 19, mere trill be a ‘ fish-out ” Passes (or ma: even: will be $2. with no limn un fish caught Water work* classes Water works classes are tun end y offeree rn the Hill Country RY Park Tne classes will take place m an indoor heated pool, and sessions will tm 'jut* times a week There will be evening sessions on Mondays and Wednesdays at 6 30 p rn. and a Saturday class ai V am For more information, call nstzuctor Candace Wells ai 625 4416
Tennis lessons ottered
Tennis lessons at the Prince Solms Tennis Courts are offered monthly through the New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Department Lessons meet once a week, at 4 pm on Thursday, beginning Dick Buhl is the instructor The fee is $25 per month Students may register ai die Rec Center between m**i and 9 p rn on Monday through Friday For more information, call 620 PLAY.
NBGA alters slgrvup plan
The New Braunfels Golf Association ti changing its sign-up procedure for the club’s Saturday golf tournament*
Members can sign up in the meeting room at the Landa Park golf course any time from the Saturday prior to the loumamen: until 11 a.m. on Friday, or by calling the pro shop ai 625-3225 before ll am. on Friday.
Pairings will be made on Friday, and a copy will be left ai the Landa pro shop. Players will be able to find out their tee times by calling the pro shop on Friday afternoon or Saturday morning.
lf you have any questions, contact tournament director Ski Hanciwich ai 620-0223
Scholarships still available
More than 100,000 collegiate athletic scholarships are available each year to male and female high school and junior college student athletes
Contrary to popular belief, students don’t have to he ail-state to qualify. Much of this money goes unused. A new publication with forms, sample letters and tables of factual information is available for student athletes.
It takes them step by step through the important process of getting an athletic scholarship and includes college and conference listings For details on how to get a collegiate athletic scholarship, send a large self-addressed, stamped envelope to the National Sports Foundation, 612A Willow Drive. P.O Bos 94(1, Oakhurst, NJ. 07755 Aerobics classes meet The New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring an ongoing “Dance Aerobics” class taught by Terry Bogue Classes are held Monday through Saturday at the Landa Recreation Center from 9-10:15 azn The fee is $2 per class or monthly fees of $15 for twice a week. $20 for three times a week or $30 for unlimited classes. Babysitting ii available For more information call the Rec Center at 620-PLAY
Golf cards available
The 1991 -1992 Golf Fore Sight cards are now for sale, benefitting the Texas Society to Prevent Blindness.
The non-profit organization is selling the Golf Fore Sight cards for $35. with proceeds helping to fund free glaucoma and vision screenings in the local community.
Participating are 19 courses rn tfie San Antonio area, with those courses waiving full or partial green fees The card is a $300 value
Local courses taking pan are Lee’s Par 3 and the Woodlands at Canyon Lake
< ardhokJers can enjoy playing one round of golf free at most of the participating courses and driving ranges. Restrictions apply on fees and play tune at all of if ie Blue (San Antonio) and Green (South Texas) cards.
For more information, call 342-3292 or write the Texas Society to Prevent Blindness, San Antonio Branch, 10205 Oasis, Suite 202, San Antonio 78216
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