New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 16, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas
Dierking's jump gives Jets 17-14 win
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Richard Todd’s 45-yard pass to Wesley Walker set up a 1-yard scoring plunge by Scott Dierking with 3:45 remaining Saturday, giving the New York Jets a 17-14 victory over the Los Angeles Raiders in a second-round National Football league playoff game.
Walker, who caught seven passes for 169 yards on the day, got open deep over the middle and Todd was right on target. Dierking scored the game-winning touchdown on the next play.
The upset by the Jets, seeded sixth among American Football Conference playoff teams, advanced them into next weekend’s AFC championship contest against the winner of Sunday’s San Diego-Miami game.
The conference title game, scheduled next Sunday, will be played at either San Diego or Miami since both are seeded higher than the Jets.
Todd completed 15 of 24 passes for 277 yards on the afternoon, and linebacker Lance Mehl had two key in
terceptions for New York in the waning moments.
The Jets, who are 8-3, drove 67 yards on five plays following a Los Angeles punt for the winning touchdown.
New York led at halftime 10-0, but seemed on the ropes when the Raiders scored a pair of third-period touchdowns to take their first lead. Los Angeles threatened to extend its advantage early in the fourth quarter, but New York defensive end Joe Klecko recovered a fumble by the Raiders’ Marcus Allen at the the Jets’ 14.
The Jets then moved into Los Angeles territory, but Burgess Owens stopped the threat with an interception in the Raiders’ end zone.
Shortly later, the Raiders punted and the Jets put together their winning drive.
The Jets had a chance to lock up the victory when Mehl intercepted a Jim Plunkett pass and returned it eight yards to the Los Angeles 27-yard line with 2:49 left. But 23 seconds later, the Raiders had the ball back when Ted Hendricks
recovered a fumble by Freeman McNeil and returned it eight yards to the Los Angeles 33.
The Raiders moved to the New York 42-yard line, but Mehl picked off another Plunkett pass with 1:37 to go to wrap up the victory.
The Jets took a 7-0 lead on a 20-yard scoring pass from Todd to Walker with 3:52 remaining in the first period to climax an 80-yard, 10-play drive.
The Jets made it 10-0 with 2:55 left before halftime on a 30-yard field goal by Pat Leahy. The three-pointer was set up by a 37-yard Todd-to-Walker pass.
The Raiders drove 77 yards with the second half kickoff to make it 10-7. Allen got the touchdown on a 4-yard run. Los Angeles took its 14-10 lead on a 57-yard pass from Plunkett to Malcolm Barnwell with 1:14 left in the period.
The Raiders, top-seeded among AFC playoff teams, completed their season with a 9-2 record.
Basketball: Monday, Jan. 17: New Braunfels girls at Hays, 7:30 p.m., 'l'ivy at Canyon girls, 7:30 p.m.. Tuesday, Jan. 18: Bandera at Smithson Valley girls, 6:30 p.m., Lockhart at Canyon boys, 7:30 p.m., Bandera at Smithson Valley boys, 8 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.
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Sunday, January 16, 1983
6ASV splits header with Ro-Hawks
By SCOTT HARING Wire editor
Redskins scalp Vikings 21 -7; advance
It was the wrong night for the Smithson Valley Rangerettes to be “off."
In an early-season first-place showdown with the Randolph Ro-Hawks, Randolph's Amanda Williams led a hard-charging, deadeye-shooting team to a big early lead and a 51-25 win Friday night in Rangerettes gym.
“We were just off," girls’ basketball coach Phyllis Bonugli said. “Nothing went our way. We couldn’t have had a worse night shooting."
The Rangerette offense was working fairly well, getting the ball inside to Julie Cappel and Kathleen Murphy. But the shots wouldn’t go in, and Randolph triggered a devastating fast break off the rebounds. Williams scored 20 points for the Ro-Hawks, mostly on layups. The first quarter ended with Smithson Valley on the short end of a 17-4 score.
The second quarter saw a tighter Rangerette defense, but the same offensive woes continued, and SV couldn't catch up. The ball frequently got lost in a tangle of arms and legs and came up attatched to a Ro-Hawk. The Rangerettes held Randolph scoreless the first four minutes of the second quarter and got back to 17-8, but a disciplined passing show by Randolph got the offense back in gear for a 25-10 halftime margin.
The third and fourth quarters were more of the same. Smithson Valley got some outside help from Lynda Nicholson, who led the Rangerettes with ll points, but it wasn’t enough as the Ro-Hawks continued to pull away to the final 51-25 margin.
“They hustled well, the press was there," Bonugli said, but “they (Randolph I have a great team."
The two teams entered the game tied for first in District 26-3A with 2-0 records. Randolph is now 3-0 in the 10-game season and the Rangerettes drop to 2-1.
Following Nicholson’s ll points was Dawn Davis (6), Darlene Garrison (4), Cappel (2) and Murphy (2).
Tivy 63, New Braunfels 51
KERRVILIJS — The New Braunfels Unicorns boys basketball team lost to the Kerrville Tivy Antlers Friday night by a score of 63-51.
Coach Cliff Wilkins could not be reached for scorers and comments.
to the crowd as he left the field seconds before the game ended. Theismann completed 17 of 23 passes for 213 yards, including touchdowns of 3 yards to tight end Don Warren and 18 yards to wide receiver Alvin Garrett.
The Redskins, whose only loss during the strike-shortened nine-game season was to Dallas, will play either the Cowboys or Green Bay in next Saturday’s conference championship game. The Packers play in Dallas Sunday in the NFC’s other second-round playoff game.
Riggins, who had rolled up a Washington playoff-record 119 yards on 25 carries a week ago, when the Redskins opened their pursuit of the Super Bowl with a 31-7 romp over Detroit, was virtually
unstoppable in the first half against the Vikings. He gained 75 yards on 19 rushes as the Redskins opened a 21-7 lead.
Two of the yards came on a scoring plunge on fourth-and-inches situation for Washington’s second touchdown and a 14-0 lead with one nunute remaining in the opening period.
The Vikings, who had the ball for barely IM* minutes to that time, then scored when Ted Brown swept around left end for 18 yards and a touchdown. It was Brown who last Sunday had run 5 yards on a similar sweep with less than two minutes remaining to beat Atlanta 30-24 in Minnesota’s playoff opener.
Theismann, who had hit Warren with a scoring strike
to cap a 66-yard drive with the opening kickoff, followed Minnesota’s TD 1:57 into the second quarter by driving the Redskins 70 yards in eight plays for their third touchdown.
lie began it with an 11-yard pass to Garrett and completed it with the 18-yarder to the 5-foot-7, 178-pound wide receiver, lxist week, Garrett, who had caught only one pass during the regular season, replaced injured Art Monk and caught three TD passes against the Lions.
For the second straight week, all of the 55,045 seats in RFR Stadium were sold. This time, though, there were 452 no-shows, fans possibly deterred by the threat of a snowstorm that never materialized.
Staff photos by John Senter
(Left) SV's Darlene Garrison looks to pass in the Rangerettes loss Friday, (right) Butch Hegeman brings the ball downcourt after a steal.
Soto earns black belt
St. Anthony 72, Canyon 52
Staff photo by John Senter
Mario Soto goes through his sparring technique with Rooster Machen.
WASHINGTON (AP) -John Riggins thundered through Minnesota’s defense for 185 yards arid a touchdown and set up two scoring passes by Joe Theismann as the Washington Redskins beat the
By KARI MITCHELL Sports editor
Sixteen-year-old Mario Soto remained standing after a rigorous 21 fight examination Saturday night to earn a place among the Soto style black belts in Texas.
“He has been an ideal student,” said teacher Chris lopes. “And he prooved himself more than worthy of his rank
tonight. He’s never been one one to say never and I so admired him for that, that I gave him my black belt. He has just completed one of the toughest exams in the state so his credentials aren’t bogus. Now he learns to teach.”
Moving up from a brown belt, Soto will now become Lopez’ assistant at the Chris Lopez Karate School on San Antonio Street.
His opponents — fought without a rest, five rounds at a time — were as follows: Emiliano
liOyola, Scott Peterson, Stoney Williams, Tony Lagares, Timmy Knodel, Corey Hughes, John Schmidt, Ramon Soto, Peter Keekez, Joe Castilleja, Michael Moreno, Stoney Williams, Isibio Orduna, Timmy Knodel, Juvenal Sanchez, Corey Hughes, Michael Moreno, Stoney Williams, Joe Castilleja and Juvenal Sanchez.
Vikings 21-7 Saturday, and advanced into the National Football Conference championship game.
Riggins carried 37 times, one short of the National Football League playoff record, and gave a deep bow
SAN ANTONIO — Despite Mike Garza’s 16 points, the Canyon Cougars dropped to 9-9 overall with a 72-52 non-district loss to the St. Anthony Yellow jackets.
St. Anthony’s who took a 40-26 halftime lead and never looked back, brought their record to 12-3.
Other Canyon scorers — Jeff Stuman ll, Troy Burch IO, Chuck Bell 7 and Ronnie Rittiman and Jeff Kotara 4 each.
St Anthony’s was led by Tony Joseph with 25 points. David Penn followed with 14, Jesse Torres had 12, Rob Fernandez had 8, Alan Johnson had 7, Tom DeChant had 4 and Juan Vela had 2.
Neuman claims eighth 20-plus game
It didn’t take long for Smithson Valley’s Rocky Neuman to chalk up his eighth 20-point game.
In fact, Neuman reached that plateau approximately three minutes into the second quarter as he led the Ranger basketball team to a 91-40 demolition of the Randolph Ro-Hawks Friday night in Ranger gym.
No one on the Ro-Hawk team had the height to go against Neuman or nearly anyone else on the Ranger squad, and they paid for it dearly. The Rangers combined the inside game with a wicked press to jump out to a 14-0 lead in the first five minutes en route to a 24-6 first-quarter lead.
“We played well. That’s what you should do to a team that’s not as good as you," basketball coach Roger Kraft said after the game. “We were ready to start district and this was a good night to start it.”
Everyone got into the act for the Rangers, not just the big guy. Andy Severance and Jamie Booth had excellent nights getting inside for their own points, and they fed excellent passes to Neuman for mostly uncontested hoops.
In all four quarters, Kraft started with
his first team but then switched to the second team partway through the period. Randolph had as much trouble with the second string as they did with the first, especially with sophomore center Steve Blankenship. Blankenship, who started the year on the junior varsity, gave the Ro-Hawks the same amount of trouble as Neuman did when he was in there. Neuman led all scorers with 23 points, but Blankenship was close behind with 21.
In addition to the offensive firepower, the Rangers displayed a rock-solid defense against which Randolph could do little but throw up outside shots and pray. Kraft called off the Ranger press halfway through the second quarter leading 36-13, but the defense continued to hang tough and the Rangers took a 49-19 lead into the locker room at halftime.
Dreams of a 100-point game danced in the fans’ heads at halftime, but Kraft gave more second-half time to the second team The third quarter did open with a 11-point Ranger run that upped the score to 60-19, but the third quarter ended at 67-28.
It would have taken a phenomenal fourth quarter to reach IOO, but the Rangers were merely very, very good. The end of the
game was a wild array of fast breaks, layups, steals, turnovers and foul shots. The crowd, thw arted in their desire for IOO, set .sights on 90 and cheered when the final bucket of the game went through the SV net for the 91 -40 final score.
It was an impressive start for the defending district champion Rangers, who now have at least a share of the District 26-3A lead with a 1-0 record. The Rangers are 17-3 overall.
Neuman led the Hangers with 23 points, followed by Blankenship with 21. Following them were Severance (15), Booth 112), Fat Bruce 16), Mike Robichaux (5), Terry Kyler i4>, Butch Hegeman (2), Pat Klar (2) and Mike Irvine (I). Henry Williams led the Ro-Hawks with IO points.
'The Smithson Valley junior varsity boys basketball team lost Friday night at home to the Randolph JV, 29-23. Chris Simmons led the Rangers with IO points, followed by Ronnie Higdon (5), Matt Severance (4), Mike Green (2) and Sean Hays (2).