New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 13, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas
Sports CalendarTwo Oilers arrested, one on drug charges
HOUSTON (AP) — Police who had been monitoring a northside bar arrested two Houston Oilers defensive backs, one of them on suspicion of cocaine possession, a narcotics officer says.
Cornerback Greg Stemrick was charged with possession of a controlled substance and released on $5,000 bail. J.C. Wilson, also a cor
nerback, was charged with driving while intoxicated and driving without a license. He was released on $1,600 bail.
The pair was arrested Wednesday night outside the Sportsman’s Lodge, a private club which had been under surveillance for several days, said narcotics Lt. W.B. McAfee.
Officers found about 24 grams of
cocaine on Stemrick, McAfee said.
Stemrick and Wilson were starting cornerbacks for the Oilers at the beginning of the season, but Wilson was beaten out by Willie Tullis for the final two games.
Stemrick is an eight-year veteran who came to the Oilers as a free agent from Colorado State. Wilson completed his fifth year this season. He
was an eighth-round draft choice from Pittsburgh.
Oilers head coach Ed Biles, who said at a news conference last week that drug and alcohol problems were among those that plagued his 1-8 club this season, was in Palo Alto, Calif., and did not answer his hotel room phone, an operator said.
Basketball: Thursday, Jan. 13: Canyon girls at Gonzales, 7:30 p.m.; Fredericksburg at New Branunfels girls, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 14: Randolph Air Force Base at Smithson Valley in double header — girls play at 6:30 p.m. followed by boys at 8 p.m.; Canyon boys at St. Anthony, 7:30 p.m.; New Braunfels boys at
Kerrville Tivy, 7:30 p.m..
Smithson Valley sports banquet:
Monday, Jan. 17, at 7 p.m. in the Smithson Valley High School cafeteria. The sports of Cross Country, Volleyball and Football will be honored. Ticket prices not announced.Herald-Zrltung
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Hall of Farriers
Oriole's Brooks Robinson and SF's Juan Mari chai honored
NEW YORK (AP) — Brooks Robinson has a confession.
When the brilliant Baltimore Orioles third baseman is inducted along with Juan Marichal into the Baseball Hall of Fame July 31, it won’t be the most memorable moment he ever has spent in Cooperstown, N.Y.
"In 1961,1 made my first trip there,” he said. "We were playing the Hall of Fame exhibition game there and I was at third base when the announcer came over the public address system and said that my first son had just been born in Detroit.
"So this will be my second greatest thrill there.”
Robinson and Marichal were named to the Hall of Fame Wednesday by the Baseball Writers Association of America, both easily passing the 75 percent vote required in the annual election.
Robinson, a peerless defensive genius at third base for 23 seasons with the Orioles, was named on 344 of the 374 ballots cast. He became the 14th man in history to be elected in his first year of eligibility.
Marichal. one of the premier pitchers of his time, received 313 votes, well over the 281 required. He had fallen seven votes short of election last year when sluggers Hank Aaron and Frank Robinson were named.
Slugger Harmon Killebrew, whose 573 career home runs are fifth on the all-time list, fell 12 votes short of election with 269. Then came Luis Aparicio 12521, Hoyt Wilhelm i243», Don Drysdale (242), and Gil Hodges (237). It was Hodges’ last year of eligibility in the BBW A A vote. After a five-year period, Hodges' name will now go onto the Veterans Committee.
"I don’t think any person on earth now is happier
than I am,” said Marichal, who won 243 games and posted a 2.89 earned run average in 16 major league seasons, most of them with the San Francisco Giants.
"When I was a kid in school, I dreamed of being a baseball player, but I never thought of the major leagues. I loved to play baseball. I wanted to play every day.”
In 1958, at the age of 19, he left his native Dominican Republic to pitch in the United States. Two years later, he was in the majors with the Giants, starting a career that would produce six 20-victory seasons.
Robinson, growing up in Little Rock, Ark., had the same big league dream as Marichal. "It was the only dream I ever had,” he said.
Robinson was 18 when he signed with the Orioles in 1955. He spent parts of the next three seasons with Baltimore.
Robinson set the standard for defensive play at his position. He holds major league records for third basemen in games played (2,870), putouts (2,697), assists (6,205), chances (8,902), double plays (618) and fielding average (.971). And he won 16 Gold Gloves.
He was an adequate hitter with a .267 career batting average that included 268 home runs.
"When you look at the Hall of Fame, most of them are known for the offensive statistics,” he said. "I wasn’t a great offensive player.”
So he wasn’t certain that he would be elected. "I’m a little overwhelmed,” Robinson said. "It seemed like something unattainable. This is the utmost I could hope for as a baseball player."
New Braunfels' Rick Schultz tries to steal the hall from a Gonzales player in action from Tuesday
night's game. The Unicorns next face the Kerrville Tivy Antlers in Kerrville Friday at 7:30 p.m.
UH downs TCU, 54-51
FORT WORTH (AP) - Texas Christian did just exactly what it had planned against the Houston Cougars and still lost before a record home crowd in a Southwest Conference basketball thriller.
TCU limited the seven-foot Akeem Olajuwon to only 14 minutes playing time by getting him in foul trouble.
He had only two points and one rebound — career lows yet it was his free throws in the final 37 sconds that helped beat TCU 54-51 Wednesday night and give Houston the SWC leadership.
"I felt like Akeem was no factor in the game, but he went to the line and then just got lucky,” said TCU’s Doug Arnold.
Olajuwon, on a one-and-one siuation, shot too hard, but the ball banked into the hoop off the glass. The next free throw went through cleanly.
Reid Gettys later added two more free throws to ice the game for 16th-ranked
Houston, now 3-0 in the SWC and 12-2 overall.
"When I saw Akeem hit that one off the glass I knew that if that would go, anything would,” said TCU Guard Darrell Browder. "Other than that, he was no big factor."
"We played about like we set out to, but they did a good job of hitting their free throws,’’ said TCU Coach Jim Killmgsworth.
The victory was the first for the Cougars at Daniel Meyer Coliseum in five years.
"He (Killingworth) did excatly what they said they would do in the paper," said Houston Coach Guy l^ewis.
Browder scored 16 straight points in one stretch and finished with 18 points for the night, as TCU dropped to 2-1 in the SWC and 11-3 overall.
"Browder has been burning people for four years and that’s why he is allconference," said I^ewis. “He’s a heck of a
player. We wanted to press Browder full court. I just wanted him slightly bothered, but obviously it didn’t work."
Michael Young was high for Houston with 19 points, followed by Clyde Drexler with 14.
Killmgsworth said that even without Olajuwon, the Horned Frogs had trouble getting away short shots.
"All you’ve got to do is take it inside and you’ll get Spaulding imprinted on your head for a month,” Killingsworth said. "You can’t go inside without getting it blocked."
"Houston is just an awesome ballclub," said TCU guard Joe Stephen, who scored 14 points. "They have the best personnel that we’ve faced so far this year."
A record TCU crowd of 7,260 looked on. The Coliseum record is 7,300 set in 1962 for an SMU-Texas SWC playoff game.
Ayala still in N. Jersey jail
PATERSON, N J. (APi — Tony Ayala Jr., the World Boxing Association’s top-ranked junior middleweight contender, has been a "model prisoner” since being put behind bars on charges he sexually assaulted a woman who lived in his West Paterson apartment complex, the Passaic county sheriff says
"He’s probably the best Sheriff Edwin Englehardt said Wednesday
"I wish ail 562 prisoners we have were like him. He doesn’t complain or ask for anything special,” the sheriff said. "He’s just a nice guy. I don’t feel sorry for prisoners, but he impressed me.”
Ayala pleaded pleaded innocent Wednesday to charges in the seven-count indictment.
The 19-year-old fighter had his hands folded in front of him at the arraignment as Superior Court Judge Amos C. Saunders set March 28 as the trial date.
Ayala will remain in the Passaic County Jail here in lieu of $50,000 bail. He has been behind bars since Jan. I, hours after the alleged assault on the woman.
Prosecutor Martin Rayne said Ayala will not be released until bail is posted for both the New Jersey indictment and a probation violation charge in Texas.
Ayala was indicted by a Passaic County grand jury Monday on charges of burglary, aggravated assault, aggravated sexual assault, making a threat to kill, making a terroristic threat and two counts of possession of a weapon for unlawful purposes.
Ayala is serving IO years probation after pleading guilty to an assault charge lrtJ'exas.
Kings retake first with win over Spurs
KANSAS CITY (AP) - The San Antonio Spurs have heard of the Kansas City Kings, even if nobody else in the National Basketball Association has.
"We’ve been telling everybody around the country that the Kings are for real. That’s the question we’re asked most," Spurs Coach Stan Albeck said Wednesday after San Antonio dropped a 118-113 decision.
The win boosted the Kings, 21-13, past San Antonio into first place by percentage points rn the the NBA Midwest Division. Kansas City has now beaten San Antonio three times in four games, the only loss an overtime defeat on the Kings’ home court.
"The Kings played well and they made the big plays down the stretch," Albeck said. "I think the race will go down to the wire with us, the Kings and Denver."
Kings Coach Cotton Fitzsimmons is just happy to be in the race, especially after the club finished out of sight with a 30-52 record a year ago. "If we’re standing on our feet at the All-Star break (Feb. 13), we will be a legitimate contender,” he said.
Fitzsimmons’ three-center offense bore fruit again Wednesday as one of the trio tossed in 23 points.
"We have three centers and we throw them all at you and hope one of them has a good game,” Fitzsimmons said. "That’s the way we’ll continue to do it until we get a Ralph Sampson or somebody like that to dominate the position."
The Kings scored 12 straight points midway through the third quarter to take command of the game. The scoring burst came after San Antonio had outscored the Kings 15-6 in the first four minutes of the quarter for a 75-75 tie after trailing by as much as 15 in the first half.
The Spurs, 23-15, drew to within four points with 53 seconds left in the game, but missed four of six free throw attempts in the final 55 seconds.
Eddie Johnson scored 20 points and Ray Williams and Mike Woodson each had 19 for Kansas City. I^arry Drew handed out 12 of the Kings’ 33 assists.
George Gervin scored 29 points to pace the Spurs.
"Nobody shoots it like George,” Fitzsimmons said.
Virginia hangs on
Cavs come back to post88-80 win
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
North Carolina State Coach Jim Valvano admitted it. Ralph Sampson was "absolutely awesome.” But there was another matter to be considered.
With a healthy Dereck Whittenburg, the Wolfpack had romped to a 16-point lead, 50-34, over Virginia in the first half. Without Whittenburg in the second half, 19th-ra»ked N.C. State lost an 88-80 decision to the second-ranked Cavaliers Wednesday night.
"Losing Whittenburg the way he was performing is akin to losing Ralph," Valvano said. "What can I say?”
Whittenburg scored all 27 of his points in the first half — including seven 3-pointers from outside the Atlantic Coast Conference’s 19-foot bonus circle. But early in the second half, State’s most prolific scorer broke his right foot.
The 7-foot-4 Sampson scored 19 of his 33 points in the second half and grabbed 21 rebounds as Virginia averted disaster. Virginia outscored N.C. State 14-4 to close out the half trailing 54-48. And, with Sampson controlling play, the Cavaliers rallied twice in the second half to win.
"They had us back on our heels in the first half, attacking on both offense and defense," Virginia Coach Terry Holland said.
Thurl Bailey added a career-high 25 points for the Wolfpack, 7-3 and 1-1 in the ACC, while Rick Carlisle had 14 for Virginia, 12-1 and 3-0 in conference.
In the Top Twenty’s only upset, Michigan downed No. 17 Minnesota 63-58. In other games involving ranked teams, No. 9 louisville defeated Duke 91-76, llth-ranked North Carolina edged Maryland 72-71, 14th-rated Missouri clobbered Northern Iowa 91-62, No. 15 Villanova defeated Pitt 6648 and 16th-ranked Houston beat Texas Christian 54-51.
Milt Wagner scored 21 points, and the Cardinals of louisville thwarted a Duke rally to post their
12th victory in 14 games. Duke cut the Louisville lead to nine points, 73-64, on three buckets by David Henderson. But two free throws and a basket by freshman Billy Thompson put louisville ahead by 13,77-6*, with 4:44 to play.
Lancaster Gordon added 16 points for louisville, which hit 40 of 56 field goal attempts for 71.4 percent. Henderson led Duke with 19 points.
Michigan recovered from a 43-34 deficit in the second half by outscoring Minnesota 14-4 — getting six points from Butch Wade — to take a 48-47 lead with 7:26 left iii the Big Ten showdown, loslie Rockymore paced Michigan with 15 points, while Randy Breuer had 20 for Minnesota, which lost for only the second time in 12 games.
Jim Braddock hit a three-point field goal with IO seconds left to boost North Carolina over Maryland in an Atlantic Coast Conference game. The Tar Heels, 11-3, won their eighth game in a row. Michael Jordan blocked an attempted layup by Chuck Driesell, Coach Ix;fty Dnesell’s son, to preserve the victory at the buzzer. Jordan led North Carolina with 17 points, and Ben Coleman had 20 for Maryland.
Greg Cavener scored a career-high 22 points to pace Missouri to an easy victory over Northern Illinois. Missouri outscored the Panthers 10-2 in the first three minutes of the second half to lead 53-28. Missouri, 11-2, also got 15 points from Jon Sundvold.
John Pinone scored 19 points, and 9-2 Villanova led by as many as 20 points to beat Pittsburgh in a Big East Conference game. Villanova outscored Pitt 12-2 to take a 16-6 lead early in the game, and the rout was on. Pitt’s Clyde Vaughan, the leading scorer in the conference, was held to only 12 points.
Michael Young scored 19 points, and Akeem Olajuwon and Reed Gettys each hit a pair of free throws in the final 37 seconds to lift Houston over Texas Christian. The victory, which gave Houston a 12-2 record, was the first for the Cougars at Fort Worth, Texas, in five years. Darrell Browder led TCU with 18 points.
John Paxson scored 16 of his 20 points in the second half as Notre Dame buried Canisius 7847. Forward Bill Varner added 19 points for the Irish, 7-5, while Ray Hall had 13 points for the Golden Griffins.
Alfrederick Hughes scored 27 points, and Loyola-Chicago upended DePaul 82-76. Hughes scored 19 of his points in the second half to hand DePaul its second straight loss. It was the first time in 179 games that DePaul had lost two in a row. The Blue Demons, now 8-5, were led by Kenny Patterson with 22 points.
Stat! photo by John Senter
Down the stretch