New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 28, 1984, New Braunfels, Texas
4 Rangers named all-District 26-3A
Smithson Valley’s Butch liegeman and Rolando Trevino head a list of seven players named to the all-District 26-3A team released Monday.
liegeman, a senior, averaged 14.4 points a game for the season and 19.6 in district play in leading the Rangers to a second-place finish in the district race.
Trevino, a sophomore, averaged 11.1 a game for the year and 17 a game in district play. He played a post position, while Hegeman was the Rangers’ point guard.
Trevino was the only non-senior named to the first team.
Making the honorable mention team from Smithson Valley were senior Sean Hays and sophomore Paul Booth. Hays averaged 7.4 a game and Booth 5.2.
Bandera’s high-scoring Steve Parker was named the district’s most valuable player, just nosing out Hegeman.
Bandera was the only other district squad with two players named to the first team. The Bulldogs had Parker and post Bruce Robison.
Also named to the first team were Bobby Rodriguez of Southside, Norman Jones of Randolph and Trent Taylor of Boerne. AU are seniors.
“That’s pretty good representation on our part," Rangers Coach Roger Kraft said. “I thought it was pretty good to get those four honored.”
Smithson VaUey finished the season 10-17, but went 7-3 in disitrict play to finish second. The Rangers’ bi-district game with Sweeny was their third straight playoff appearance.
Hurdler wins Sullivan Award
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -Winning the battle against drug use in athletics is as important as winning races, says Edwin Moses, the winner of the Amateur Athletic Union’s Sullivan Award for 1983.
Moses received the award, symbolic of amateur athletic success in the previous year, at the annual Sullivan Award Dinner held Monday at the Indiana Convention Center.
Asked about drug testing, the world champion hurdler said he thinks the world class athletes need to be tested.
“The main reason is because there are maybe 5 to IO million amateur athletes in the country who are much younger than we are," said Moses, after becoming the 54th winner of the prestigious award which can only be won by an amateur one time.
“Young people are very perceptive,” Moses said.
“Sometimes we underestimate how much they can can perceive and how much they pick up on ... with all the publicity about drugs they hear, in some cases they’re beginning to believe they can use it (drugs) and they're going to do them some good. I think it needs to be said that's not the way to do it.”
Moses, 28, of Laguna Hills, Calif., won the award after being a finalist two other years. The holder of the world record in his speciality, the 400-meter hurdles, he was honored after winning the world and U.S. championships last year while extending his streak of finals victories to 87.
Moses won a gold medal in the 1976 Olympics and sees a strong possibility of a United States sweep in his event next July in the Ixis Angeles Olympics.
The finalists included diver Greg Lougams, who was con
sidered by the more than 2,400 participants in the nationwide voting for a fifth consecutive year. Figure skater Scott Hamilton and swimmer Mary T. Meagher were finalists for the fourth consecutive year.
Other finalists at the presentation included boxer Mark Breland, swimmer Rick Carey and golfer Jay Sigel. Skier Phil Mahre, a finalist for the third time in four years, did not attend the dinner. Women’s skier Tamara McKinney and sprinter Evelyn Ashford were the other finalists who did not attend.
The AAU announced Monday a new policy that it would no longer reveal who finished second or third in the voting.
The award, first presented in 1930 to golfer Bobby Jones, is named after AAU founder and former president James E. Sullivan.
Willie Pep loses suit against Inside Sports
NEW YORK (AP) — Willie Pep won almost every match he fought while the world’s best featherweight boxer during the 1940s. But now he has lost a tag one, a suit to prove he did not throw a controversial fight 30 years ago.
After a two-week trial, the jury, following 15 nunutes of deliberation, ruled Monday that Pep failed to prove he was libeled in a magazine article that said lie threw a Feb. 26,1954 fight against Lulu Perez.
Pep, now 61 and still trim, is a former world featherweight champion. He won 229 fights, lost just ll and tied one.
He had filed a 875 million suit at U.S. District Court in Manhattan charging he was libeled in a July 1980 article about “The Fix” in Inside Sports magazine, then published by Newsweek, Inc. He had announced the case in a news conference.
When the decision was delivered, he took it wordlessly. Pep referred questions to lawyer John McKeon.
During his closing argument, McKeon told the jury that as a result of the verdict, Pep would return
home to Hartford, Conn. with either the reputation of a crook or as one of the all-time great boxers. He had said the jurors would decide “whether he will carry to his grave the stigma of being a crook.”
After the verdict was in, the lawyer had nothing to say, except that there might be an appeal.
The article did not mention Pep’s name — it called him “the Champ” — but he testified he knew right away it was about his fight with Perez. He denied throwing the fight.
Peter Fleming, who represented Newsweek, Inc., said after the verdict that "I think the jury is right,” and noted the decision was reached quickly.
Fleming told the jury that just as Pep did not stand up after his third knockdown in the second round, his story from the witness stand did not stand up.
“He was known as Willie the Wisp as a fighter, and you may find that on his crous-examination he lived up to his reputation,” Fleming said.
He called Pep “a great fighter... who never threw a right hand punch in the Perez fight” at the old Madison Square Carded.
Cougars climb to second
NEW YORK (AP) — Houston, runner-up to North Carolina State in last year’s NCAA championship tournament, moved into second place today in the weekly Associated Press college basketball poll.
Houston, 25-3, replaced Georgetown in the No. 2 spot after the Hoyas were upset by St. John’s last week prior to beating Boston College in a brawl-marred game Georgetown, 24-3, dropped to No. 4 in the rankings behind Kentucky, which advanced one notch to the third spot. The voting was completed before the Wildcats were upset Monday night by Tennessee.
North Carolina again was a unanimous choice as the No. I team. The 24-1 Tar Heels, who rolled over Clemson 82-71 last week, received all 62 first-place
Smit photos by John N. Sent*
(Top) New Braunfels' Tom Clark chips out of a tough spot, while (left) Canyon's John Amaro tees off and (right) Smithson Valley's Dirk Hays urges on a putt
Ne iv Braunfels finishes fourth
Randolph takes CISD golf
votes for 1,240 points by a nationwide panel of sports writers and broadcasters.
The voting is based on 20 points for each first place vote, 19 for second, etc.
Houston, which inched up from third place, last week rallied to defeat Arkansas 64-81 for a record 38 consecutive regular-seaaon Southwest Conference games. Kentucky edged Georgia 66-64 last week.
DePaul, now 21-2, collected 1,015 points to remain the fifth-ranked team.
The lone casualty of the poll was Auburn, formerly ranked No. 19.
Oklahoma, one of the big surprise teams this season, continued its steady climb, this time advancing two rungs to No. 6.
Randolph’s top four golfers shot 78,80,81 and 82 to lead the Ro-Hawks to the championship of the Comal ISD Golf Tournament Monday at Lands Park Golf Course.
The Ro-Hawks shot a 321 to beat runnerup Kenedy by 21 strokes. Bobby McKlee led Randolph with a 78; he was second in the medalist race to Kenedy’s Tab Dumont, who shot a 74.
But sub-90 scores were the exception and not the rule on the chilly, windy day that left golfers talking more about the flukes than the good shots they made during the
Yoakum was third in the team race with a 343. The Bulldogs were led by James Blanschke and Doug Van Dekowski, who shot 82s.
New Braunfels was fourth with 349. J.P. Rector led the team with an 82, followed by David Vollbrecht, 86; Tom Clark, 89; Lynn Kraft, 92; and Mike Moreno, IOO.
Luling was fifth at 350, and Gonzales sixth with 373.
Canyon’s A team placed seventh at 373. Tom Brace led Canyon with a 90, while Brent Thomas shot a 93, Steve Perez 94, John Amaro 96 and Joe Morales 104.
Smithson Valley was eighth with 374. The Rangers’ scores were Lee Faber, 88; Jeff Kingry, 90; Mike Cates, 96; Mike Glover, 96; and Chuck Neuman, 113.
Canyon’s B team shot a 402. Members of the team were Thomas Matschek, 99; Larry Ross, 95; Sean Hunter, 103; Frank Sell, 105; and David Leal, 111. Mike Gass also played for Canyon; he shot 108.
New Braunfels’ B team shot a 405. Russel Fritsche had 102, Shawn Jack 102, David Anton 106 and David Caddell 95.
Also playing for Smithson Valley were Dirk Hays, 130 and George Griffin, 120.
UTSA wins No. 20
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Derrick Gervin scored a career-high 42 points to lead Texas-San Antonio to its 13th straight victory Monday night, a 95-88 triumph over West Texas State.
The Roadrunners improved their record to 264. WTSU’s Buffaloes, led by the 36 points of Kendall Walling, mostly on long iMitiHf shots, fell to 8-16.
UTSA had to rally from a 46-40 halftime deficit to preserve their winning streak, the longest in the
nation by a major college team.
Gervin scored 26 of his points after intermission to pace the comeback. With the game close and only six minutes remaining, Gervin hit IO quick points and UTSA stayed out of range by converting at the free throw line. For the game, UTSA hit ll of 35 free throw attempts.
Ike Thornton helped the UTSA scoring attack with 22 points. James Jackson had 22 and Marvin Satterfield 19 for West Texas State.
Rivas optimistic about CougarettesBy DORIAN MARTIN Blaff writer
Guarded, yet unbounded optimism. That’s what Coach Pete Rivas feels about Canyon High School’s girls track team.
“We’ve got the most talented track team in the history of this school,” beTrack 1984 Cougarettes
Rives believes his team will literally make a strong run for the district title against Kerrville Tivy and New Braunfels.
Although ha still is deciding who
will be doing what, he believes the Cougarettes will be good, notwithstanding.
"We’ll have three re lays that are going to be competitive in any track meets,” he said. Almost going md on the proverbial limb about these team’s chances, Rivas still predicted a strong showing st the district meet. “I’m very confident about that,” ha
The mile relay team of Stephanie Burch, Nancy Tieken, Dorothy Garcia and Cheryl Butler qualified for the regional meet laid year. But even that team’s line-up is not set.
Rivas does have some idea of his entries. Burch, Butler and Garcia will be in the 400, while Tieken will high jump and run the 800 meters.
The sprints will be run by Kelly Landrum and Lauren Burch, while Sherry Wood and freshman Tara ffppt^nan frill compete In the hurdles.
Sophomore Rhonda Lauck, a state qualifier in cross cross country in the fall, will run the 1,600 and 3,200.
Leslie Jankowski will compete in the triple jump.
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