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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 31, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas Singletary tops defense NEW YORK (AP) Mike Singletary, the middle linebacker whose wide-ranging play is the most important element in the Chicago Bears stifling defense, was named today the NFL's defensive player of the year by The Associated Press. They couldn't pick a better one," said Boars Coach Mike Ditka, himself the winner of the coach of the year award after guiding Chicago to a 15-1 record this season. SV rides 'Horses By TOM LABINSKI Staff writer Smithson Valley had its revenge Monday night, knocking off one of only two teams that have beaten the Rangers 16 games into the schedule. What impressed Smithson Valley Coach Roger Kraft the most about his team’s 67-61 victory over was that the Rangers for the most part won the game without leading scorer Al King. King suffered a poke in the eye second quarter and played only a pair of minutes of the second half with foul trouble. He fouled out with four minutes left in the game. “I don’t think Al got even a quarter of playing time, but the rest of the team came through and helped to pick up the slack,” Kraft said. Rolando Trevino led Smithson Valley with 18 points, but foremost among the Ranger hustlers were sophomores Lance Jonas and Todd Curtis. ‘‘Rolando had his usual good game, but Lance did the job when somebody had to do it. And Todd helped us out a lot. He didn’t score, but he ran the team for a while and did a good job,” Kraft said. Devine fell behind in the first half but caught Smithson Valley in the third quarter. With 3:38 to play, the Warhorses held their biggest lead at 58-54. The Rangers cut the gap to two when Jonas scored with a rebound off a missed shot by Trevino. Defensive ; pressure by Ray Reyes forced Devine to turn over the ball and a 12-foot jump shot by Reyes with 2:57 to play tied the game at 58. Jonas picked up his fifth foul 15 seconds later, but after Boyd Graham missed the front end of a one-and-one, Trevino scored from inside give the Rangers the lead. After another missed free throw by the Warhorses, Trevino scored on an under handed layup to give Smithson Valley a 62-58 lead. Devine worked the ball downcourt, but missed two shots and Mike Irvine rebounded the ball for the Rangers After a foul. Irvine sank one of two free throws, putting Smithson Valley up by five with 1:03 to.p!ay. New Braunfels 50, Westlake 49 WEST LAKE HILLS — New Braunfels rallied from a six-point deficit in the fourth quarter to edge Westlake 50- Statistics DEVINE (SII Kirk Eason 0 3-4    3, Benny Espinoza 0 O O 0, Boyd Graham 9 2 4 20, Buddy Kelly 1 OO 2, Sonny Ca zambia 7 10 16 24, Jay Hester 3 4 6 10, Mark Lopez 0 O O 0, Mike Ambriz I 002 Totals 21 19-30 61. SMITHSON VALLEY I67) Al King 3 24 8, Rolando Trevmo 9 O O 18, Tony Rendon 4 O O 8, Ray Reyes 4 34 11, Lance Jonas 4 22 10, Mike Irvine 1 3 4 5, Todd Curtis 0 OO 0, Roy Sanders I OO 2, Paul Booth 1 3 6 6 Totals 27 13 20 67 Devine .... 14 20 11 16 - 81 SV ....... 22 15 10 20-67 fouled out King, Jonas, Hester Total fouls Devine 16, Smithson Valley 22 JV score Smithson Valley 57, Devine 55 New Braunfels 50, Westlake 49 Tilo Schmidt 6 13-17 25, Damon Millett 4 2 2 10, Alan Walker 3 0 2 6, Leon Sneed 2 0 2 4, Claude Porterie 1 12 3, Victor Sierra 1 0 2 2. Totals 1718 27 50 NB.......14 10 ll 15-50 Westlake.. 14 13 14    8-49 Fouled out Sneed Total fouls New Braunfels 17, Westlake 21. Del Vade 91. Canyon Si Todd Banks 8 643 22, Ben Garcia 5 24 12, Ted Fleener 4 3 IO 11. David Hays 4 12 9, Danny Hernandez I OO 2, Curtis Johnson 1 0-1 2, Danny Rosales 0 0-0 0, Jimmy Wilson0OO0. Totals 23 12 3056. Canyon ... IS 14 18 13-56 Del Valle ..15 28 24 24 - 91 49 Monday night. The victory was New Braunfels’ seventh in a row, and it improved the Unicorns’ record to 7-7. Tilo Schmidt led the Unicorns with 25 points. “I was pleased that we could have an off night, when we didn’t shoot was well, and still win,” New Braunfels Coach Cliff Wilkins said. ‘‘The key to us coming around a little earlier this year is that the kids have so much experience. That’s made a difference.” Del Valle 91, Canyon 58 DEL VALLE — Canyon suffered its fourth straight loss, falling to Del Valle 91 58 The Cardinals broke open the game in the second quarter by outscoring the Cougars 28-14. Del Valle finished the game by scoring 24 points in each of the third and fourth quarters. ‘‘They shot the ball well,” said Cougar Coach David Taylor of Del Valle’s players. ‘‘Run and shoot is their whole game. You have to be up on them when they shoot and we didn’t do that ” ‘‘We’ve lost four in a row now - we just are not playing well,” he said. Todd Banks paced Canyon with 22 points Ben Garcia added 12 and Ted Eleener 11. Hvrald-Zeitung Tuesday, December 31,1985    Pftfl«5 Smithson Valley's Rolano Trevino drives to the basket during Monday's game LESl IE KRIEWALDT HERALD ZEITUNG The bowls Aggies think win could be springboard DALLAS (AP) — Texas AAM All-American Johnny Holland says a Cotton Bowl victory over Auburn and Heisman winner Bo Jackson could be a springboard toward a national championship for the Aggies in 1986. “You never can tell. I think we have a lot of characteristics of a national championship team. It’s up for grabs, and things could go our way.” the 6-foot-2, 220-pound junior linebacker said as the I lth-ranked Aggies tuned up for their New Year’s Day battle with No. 16 Auburn. “After this game we could be in the top five ... and next year’s team could be even better.” Defensive coordinator R C Slocum pointed out that the 9-2 Aggies were only “two or three plays away” from an unbeaten season and easily could have competed for the mythical national crown this year.On the air TUESDAY TELEVISION 7 p m All American Bowl Georgia Tech vs Michigan State, WTBS WEDNESDAY TELEVISION 12 30 pm    Fiesta Bowl Michigan vs Nebraska, KMOL 12 30 p rn    Cotton Bowl Texas AOM vs Auburn, KENS 3 30pm Rose Bowl Iowa vs UCLA, KMOL 7pm    Orange Bowl Oklahoma vs Penn State, KMOL 7pm    Sugar Bowl Miami vs Tennessee KSAT With nine defensive starters and eight offensive regulars back. Texas AAM could hardly be blamed for looking beyond its first Southwest Conference title and Cotton Bowl appearance in 18 years ‘‘National championships are rare things.’ Slocum said, but conceded that a victory over Auburn “could be a springboard to contend for the national championship. ” He said the operative word is “contend.” Suggesting that it’s not too wise to set such a lofty goal, Slocum said: “I would hate to see us put a lot of emphasis on the national championship We want to come back to the Cotton Bowl next year. If we do that, the national champion ship could take care of itself. “The key is getting back here ” Actually, the key may be beating Auburn, 8 3, a 2-point favorite and still fuming over a 25-23 loss to arch-rival Alabama in the season finale And then there’s Jackson, a two-time All-American who led the Southeastern Conference in everything but popcorn sales Seminoles scalp Cowboys; Buffs stumble JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AF) - Florida State Coach Bobby Bowden said his team was determined to come out throwing the ball in the Gator Bowl football game “whether we had a receiver or not.” As it turned out, the Seminoles had two mighty good receivers, a potent quarterback and a tackle-breaking running back They com bined to give the 18th-ranked Seminoles a 34 23 victory over I9th-ranked Oklahoma State Mon day night before a crowd of 79,417. The Seminoles, 9-3, rolled up 569 yards in total offense, with quarterback Chip Ferguson com pleting 20 of 43 passes for 338 yards and two touchdowns and running for another score Tailback Tony Smith raced through the Oklahoma State defense for 201 yards on 24 carries. “We have a pretty explosive offense if we’re executing,’’ said wide receiver Herb Gainer, who caught seven passes for 148 yards and two touchdowns. Gainer and fellow sophomore receiver Randy White, who caught four passes for 87 yards, may have been the keys. Gainer caught only four passes during the regular season, and White didn’t make a single reception before the Gator Bowl. They were forced into duty because Florida State’s top receiver, Bassan Jones, was suspended for selling complimentary tickets to an earlier game and the No 2 and No 3 receivers were hurtWashington 20, Colorado 17 ANAHEIM, Calif (AP) The offense - and the winning feeling that has accompanied it — is not yet a year old in the football program at the University of Colorado. And like any new model, shaky moments always seem to come at the least opportune times For the Colorado Buffaloes, their newly converted wishbone offense, the one that’s made them into the nation’s ninth best rushing team this year, chose the second annual Freedom Bowl to misfire Its ineffectiveness was one of the main reasons the Buffaloes came up on the short end of a 20-17 decision Monday night against Washington “We just didn’t click like a wishbone team.” Colorado Coach Bill McCartney said The Buffaloes, who averaged 259 8 yards rushing per game during the regular season, could amass only 190 against the Huskies The Buffaloes, who finished the season with a 7-5 record, are only one year removed from a 1-10 markScoreboardBowl games By Th* A»»oci*t*d Press Monday* Gam** Fr**dom Bowl At Anaheim. Calif Washington 20. Colo* ado 17 Gator Bowl At Jacksonville, Fla Florida St 34. Oklahoma St 23 Today ’s Gam** Bluebonnet Bowl At Houeton Air Force. II I, va Texas, 8 3 Poach Bowl At Atlanta Army, 8 3, va limo!*, 64 I AM American Bowl At Birmingham. Ala. Michigan St, 74, vs Georgia Tech, 8 2 1 Wednesdays Qamee ■ Sunk let Fleet* Bowl , At Tampa. Aria. Michigan, 9 1 1, v* Nebreeka, 9 2 Cotton Bowl At OaNae Tax** AOM, 9 2, v*. Auburn, 8 3 Boa* Bowl At Paaadana. Ca IM " UCLA, i-2-1, vs Iowa 10-1 Sugar Bowl At New Orleane Miami, Fie , 10-1, va Tennessee, 8 1 2 Orange Bowl At Miami Oklahoma, 10-1, va Penn St, IICTop 20 By Th* Assoc ta tad Presa The Top Twenty teams in the Associated Press college basketball poll, with first piece votes in parentheses, total points based on 20 19 1817 16    15 14 13 12 11    109876 5432 1, record through Monday and last week s ranking Record Pts Pv* 1 North Carolina (461    120    1243    I 2 Michigan (13)    120    1183    2 3 Duke (4)    11-0    1134    3 4 Syracuse    60    1065    4 5 Kansas .......... 121    99/    6 6 Georgia Tech    101    941    7 7 .Oklahoma ......... HO    836    8 8 Louisiana State    12 0    742    9 9.Mem phi* State    11-0    727    10 10 Sl John's...........12    I    689    11 11 Georgetown    91    661    5 12 Kentucky    91    60&    13 13 Nev La* Vegas....... 10    2    420    12 14 Illinois...............62    381    16 15lndiana ...... 16 Ala Birmingham 17 Notre Dame 18 Louisville...... 8 2    359    17 12 2    348    14 61    231    18 6-3    201    15 19 Texas El Paso ........11-1    180 20 Virginia Tach....... 62    41 19 Others receiving votes Purdue 34, Clemson 24, Arkansas 20, Bradley 19, Richmond 18, Maryland 17, Ohio State 13. Alabama 12, North Carolina State 12, Tennessee 12, Pittsburgh 9, Boston College 8, Michigan State 8 tows 7, Navy 6. Georgia 4, Peppeidtne 4. Auburn 3, DePaul I, Iowa State 1, St Joseph s 1, Temple 1, Tulsa I, V rgmia ICollege scores By The Assoc ta tad Hr# se EAST Lehigh 86. Muhlenberg 72 Loyola, Md 86 Drexel 75 Marist 87, Iona 68 Niagara 70. St Peter $56 Syracuse 88, C W Post 68 SOUTH Austin Peay 75, Sam lord 60 Duke 78, Northwestern 56 Fairfield 71, Fie Southern 66 Florida 69, Stetson 66 Furman68 E Kentucky 64 Ga Southern BO, Judson 47 Georgia Tach 90, Richmond 64 Kentucky 93, VMI 55 Louisiana St 82. Oral Roberta 64 N Ceoiina Sr 106, Monmouth. N J 53 N C Wilmington 94, Cant Connecticut 79 NW Loudens 68, Ark Little Rock 61 Va. Commonwealth 77, George Mason 68 MIDWEST Akron 84 Ashland 58 Drake 97, Mo Kansas City 63 illinois 64, Iowa Sr 62 New Orleans 78, Evansville 56 Notre Dame 80, Creighton 54 Ohio U 90. Marietta 66 St Lou* 95. Cornell 56 Youngstown St 88, Morgan St 64 SOUTHWEST Arkansas St 62 Radford 57 Baylor 51, Texes San Antonio 50 Lamar 79, Washington 61 Texas Tach 60, Wit Stevens Pl 44 Tulsa 68 Com of th# Ozark! 47 FAR WEST Gonzaga 79. Air Fore# 49 Hayward St 69 St Anselm 64 Montana 86. E Washington 67 Montana St 98. Coll of Santa Fe 72 New Mexico St 53. New Mexico 44 Pepper (line 84. Robert Morris 59 San Oego83. N Iowa 69 Drexler, Blazers cool off Spurs PORTLAND. Ore (AF) - San An tonio had a five-game winning streak going until the Spurs visited Portland and had to contend with the Trail Blazers’ Clyde Drexler “He was simply outstanding.’’ said Spurs’ Coach Cotton Fitzsimmons “He’s a super athlete who can do just about everything well.” Drexler pulled down his career high off the boards Monday night, getting 15 rebounds while firing off 23 points in a 125-110 Portland victory over the Spurs “When Clyde’s playing well, as he did tonight. I’ll leave him in until he’s tired,” Portland Coach Jack Ramsay said In one shot that looked more like volleyball practice than basketball. Drexler got a standing ovation in the second quarter for dunking a lob pass from teammate Mychal Thompson Thompson was the other major factor in the Blazer victory, hitting a season-high 30 points. “Mychal was as good as be s ever been tonight.’’ the Portland coach said, “He took the ball to the basket.” Portland, 20 15, led most of the game, but the Spurs stayed close, pushing the score to 91-90 early in the fourth quarter That comeback effort quickly fizzled when the Blazers reeled off nine straight points, including three-point plays by Thompson and Steve Colter Kiki Vandeweghe added 23 points for Portland and Sam Bowie con tributed21. Artis Gilmore topped San Antonio BrieflyNBA By The Associated Prats EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB Boston .... ... 23 7 767 — Philadelphia 19 12 613 «Vk New Jersey 20 13 606 4-4 Washington 15 15 500 8 New York ll 21 344 13 Central Division Milwaukee 22 12 647 Atlanta 15 15 500 5 Detroit 15 17 469 6 Cleveland 14 18 438 7 Chicago 13 21 382 9 Indiana 9 21 300 11 WESTERN CONFERENCE Midwest Division Houston 20 12 625 Denver 19 12 613 » San Antonio 19 13 594 I Utah 17 16 515 3H Dallas 14 15 483 4 Vi Sacramento 9 22 290 10W Pacific Division I A Lakers 25 5 833 Portland 20 15 571 7* Seattle 12 20 375 14 Golden State 12 22 363 15 Phoenix IO 19 345 14 W I A Clippers ll 21 344 15 Monday t Gamas kl diana 97 Washington 80 New Jersey 123 New York 111 Chicago 121, Cleveland 117 Milwaukee 121 Detroit 110 Denver 125 Houston 122 Utah 107, Seattle 105 Boston 126 L A Clippers 103 Portland 125 San Antonio 110 Philadelphia 87 Sacramento 84 with 30 points, giving him 63 points in his last two games Mike Mitchell added 29 for the Spurs, while Alvin Robertson scored 17.Bulverde Warriors advance to state The Bulverde Soccer Club Warriors D Division team won the Mid Cities championship and will ad Vance to the state finals on Jan 18-19 in El Paso The Warriors, sponsored by Timberwood Constructors, is coached by Bob Brennan and assistant Buss Boss Team members are Glen Bain. Amy Brennan, Brady Brookens. Jason Boss, Keith Garrett, Michael Garrett, William Jensen. Chad Knibbe, Michael Koons, Jason Long. Kevin Musgrove, Jason Ramsey. Misti Salm, Andy Townsley and James Wirta. The team is currently seeking sponsors to assist in sending the team to El Paso An account has been opened for the team at SASA in San Antonio Anyone wishing to make donations may contact Leitha Jensen at 438-3348 or Bob Brennan at 43ft-2618Foursome takes tourney by shooting 119 The team of J Eikel. P Gilbert, C. Messer and C Platt took top honors in the New Braunfels Golf Association’s four man team, two best ball tournament on Saturday. The team of L Tuch, W Meewees, H. Barker and B Weidy tied at 121 with the team of R Cediilo, D. Baldwin, G. Lancaster and B Shef man In individual play, B. Reeh, K. Thomason and J Eikei tied in the A flight at 67, D Acker won the B flight with a 64 while J Lawrence’s 64 took thee flight J Lea and B Weidy tied in the D flight with 70 ;

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