New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 18, 1984, New Braunfels, Texas
Wednesday, January 18,1904 ICA
Lions overcome Cougars at free throw line
LOCKHART — Lockhart outscored Canyon 19-5 at the free throw line and turned that difference into a 69-55 District 13-4A basketball victory Tuesday night.
The Lions, who are 4-1 in district play, shot 23 free throws to Canyon’s seven, and the Lions were called for nine fouls to Canyon’s 19.
“They full-court pressed the whole game and played an aggressive half-court man-to-man defense — and left the gym with only nine fouls,” Canyon Coach David Taylor said. “We were not in a press and we played a sagging man-to-man defense.
“It was just sort of an odd discrepancy.”
The free throws spelled the difference in the first half, as Canyon trailed 29-14 at the half.
The Cougars fought back into contention
in the third period, pulling to within IO points at 41-31. But the deficit was too much to overcome.
Canyon fell to 2-2 in district play and 12-9 overall.
Sophomore post man Todd Banks held is own against Lockhart’s leaper, Wayne Stovall, as Banks scored 21 points and Stovall 24.
“Todd played right with ‘em,” Taylor Said. “He played him tough. I think they sort of cancelled each other out.”
Ten of Stovall’s points came on free throws.
“I don't like to blame losses on the referees, but it just seemed like they just let an awful lot go last night,” Taylor said.
Mike Wolfshohl added 16 for the Cougars, along with IO rebounds.
“Wolfshohl had an excellent game, 7-for-9 from the field, 2-for-2 from the line, IO rebounds,” Taylor said. “And all in about 18 minutes.”
In other District 13-4A games, district-leading Kerrville Tivy got 51 points from Joe Baker to outscore Fredericksburg 94-87.
In Gonzales, the Apaches had four players in double figures as they defeated Hays 57-43.
Lockhart 69, Canyon 56 Canyon: Todd Banka 10-121, Mika Wottahohl 7-2-1®: Randy Rtgga 3-0®; Rodney Man tan 2-0-4; Danny Hernando! 1-1-3; Ban Garcia 1-0-2; Bail 1022; Troy Moaa O 1-1. Totaia 25-5-56 Lockhart: Wayne Stovall 7-10-24; Friu WtMtama 6-1-13; Paul Mc Goo 5-212; David Chavira 2-04; Fred Carter 1-2-4; Jeff Magellan#! 1-1-3; Kevin Jackaon 0-3-3; Mitchell Ward 102 26-19-69 Score by quarter#:
Canyon 6 8 17 24 - 56
Lockhart 13 16 12 28 - 69
JV acor# - Canyon 48. Lockhart 46
A decade of excellence
Bandera too tall for SV
BANDERA — Bandera’s Steve Parker burned Smithson Valley for 23 points Tuesday night, as the Bulldogs rolled to a 58-40 victory in a District 26-3A basketball game.
Parker, the smallest of Bandera’s three big men, was the game’s top scorer. Teammate Bruce Robison, who is 6-7, had 15 for the Bulldogs, who are 2-0 in district play. After only two district games, Bandera is the only undefeated district team.
Smithson Valley had only one player in double figures, Sean Hays. He had IO points. Butch Hegeman and Rolando Trevino added nine each.
“Butch fouled out in the third quarter, and that really hurt us,” Rangers Coach Roger Kraft said. “Up to that point, we had done a pretty good job on defense.
“It was a good, close ballgame till the middle of the third quarter.”
Smithson Valley’s offense had a few problems with the tall Bulldogs, Kraft said, but he added that he thought the Rangers would perform much better the second time around.
“I think we can compete with them, but we’ll have to play an almost-perfect game,” Kraft said. “We found out we can do some things against them.”
The Rangers’ efforts to keep the ball from going inside to the big men hurt them, Kraft said.
“We’d work so hard to keep them from lobbing the ball in there, and sometimes they’d get it in there anyway,” he said.
Bandera's 6-3 David Schwarz had nine points as well.
Bandera led by seven points, 26-19, at the
half, and broke the game open in the second half.
Smithson Valley fell to 4-14 on the year and 1-1 in district play.
In other 26-3A games, Randolph whipped Boerne 71-54 and Southside trimmed Cole 62-61.
At Southside, the Cardinals led the whole game and held off a late charge by thr Cougars for the victory. Leonard Cortez scored 22 points for 1-1 Southside, while Hugo Padilla added 14.
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Scoie by quoit#!*Smitheon valley 8 ii 6 is - 40 Chris Lopez Jr. and Chris Lopez Sr. do a little sparring
Bandel* ll 16 12 19 - 68Seeing-eye kickerRedskins' Moseley ready for any situationLopez school celebrates 10th year in New Braunfels
By WILL GRIMSLEY AP Spacial Correspondent
TAMPA, Fla. — Mark Moseley has a gut feeling that Sunday’s Super Bowl XVIII will be decided by a field goal, and he says he is determined to be ready for the challenge.
“It’s all mental — you've got to kick the goal hundreds of times in your head before you go out on the field and do it for real,” said the 35-year-old veteran as he contemplated the matchup between his defending champion Washington Redskins and the wild, free-wheeling lx>s Angeles Raiders for the National Football league championship.
"You don’t have time to think. The snap, the hold, the swing of the leg all take just 1.3 seconds. It has to be instinctive.”
Moseley scoffs at the general impressionMore Super Bowl, Page 12A
that place kickers have the cushiest job in the business — on the field no more than 20 seconds a game if you don’t kick off, as in Moseley’s case, maybe at most four minutes a season.
You don’t even get your uniform dirty. “But that’s only what the public sees,” said tile Redskin kicking specialist, a pro for 12 years. “I spend the whole week preparing just as the other guys do.
“I lift weights, strengthen my legs and do the usual physical things, but they aren’t Ute most important. I have to get myself ready mentally.”
For this, Moseley said he surveys tile field from every possible kicking position
and then he visualizes himself sending the ball through the uprights.
Reduced to today's computer technology, he is. in effect, storing his head full of mental tapes. When the crucial tune comes, he reaches down in his memory bank and pulls one out for the occasion.
Then — wham! — he lets his leg fly.
“I even have a big picture in my living room of a pair of goal posts shown with a ball going through the uprights,” he said. “I study it by the hours and picture myself making the kick.
•Concentration is the key. If you miss, you can’t worry about it. All you can do is go back to the bench, analyze and try not to repeat it next time.”
Moseley had to do a lot of reassessing a couple of weeks ago in the NFC title game when he missed his first four thai.
Saturday marked the 10th anniversary of the Chm Lopez Karate School in New Braunfels.
Lopez, who has been in his current location for more than two years, has established a well-known and respected program in New Braunfels since his arrival in 1974.
Visits from professionals Uke Benny “The Jet" Urquidez, the world champion fighter in his division, have highlghted the school’s development. Urquidez visited in 1981 and presented an assortment of seminars and cUmcs for Lopez' students.
Lopez’ students have taken on — and beaten — some of the state’s best students in full-contact and forms competition.
After one such victory, Texas AAM karate instructor Steve Powell noted that “Lopez will raise a team that will fight any place, at any time and under any rules.”
But Lopez may be even more proud of his accomplishments with the discipUne involved in the sport. In his IO years here, only two of his students
have earned karate's top honor, a black belt.
He has Uttle use for what he calls the “96-day wonder black belts,” students who are quickly promoted without learning of the mental and physical discipline involved in the sport.
Currently, looper’ school has a young air about it, as approximately half of his students are under IO years old.
“These are the ones my heart really goes out to," he said. “These are the innocent and trusting ones, the ones who are really a joy to work with."
Lopez, whose tiny son Chris Jr. is also a student at the school, has become a father figure to many of his younger students.
“Some of these come from a home where a father is not present; these espcially take to me, and I to them.” he said.
“They are really special, and I owe much to them.”
And they to him.
Smithson Valleys Sandi Bell drives past a Bandera defender during the
Rangerettes' victory Monday night. Smithson Valley is back in action Thursday against Southside, while Canyon's girls trave! to New Braunfels.
Staff photo bf John N Smit
Florida shuts down inside game
Gators nip Kentucky, 69-57
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
The Florida Gators had a plan, which means the third-ranked Kentucky Wildcats have their second straight loss.
“We figured we were going to gamble on them making them from the outside rather than gamble on them making them from the inside,” Florida Coach Norm Sloan said.
The Wildcats got only four points each from their two big men — 7-foot-1 Sam Bowie and 6-U Melvin Turpin — as unranked Florida chalked up a 69-57 Southeastern Conference basketball victory Tuesday night.
Eugene McDowell and Ronnie Williams, each 6-8, took advantage of a sluggish Wildcat defense, combining for 31 points and 16 rebounds to lead Florida to its first victory over Kentucky rn five years.
“I knew we had the same talent. They just have more height,” said Florida’s Vernon Delaney, who picked up 14 points.
Jim Master led Kentucky with 18 while Kenny Walker added 15.
The Wildcats’ record fell to 12-2 and 4-2 in the Southeastern Conference.
In other games involving ranked teams, seventh-ranked Maryland downed Clemson 85-72 and No. 12 Wake Forest defeated Duke 97-66.
A career-high 17 rebounds and 21 points by Ben Coleman paced Maryland over Clemson in the Atlantic Coast Conference game. Maryland is now 12-2, including 3-1 in the ACC.
The loss snapped Clemson’s four-game winning streak and dropped the Tigers’ record to 11-3 with a 2-1 league mark.
Adrian Branch led Maryland with 22 points, while Murray Jarman, Anthony Jenkins and Marc Campbell had 14 each for Clemson.
Reserve Lee Garber scored 16 points as six Wake Forest players reached double figures as the Demon Deacons easily defeated Duke in an ACC game.
'Disappointed' Vilas considers suit
NEW YORK (AP) - Disappointed that a three-member panel upheld a charge that he accepted an illegal guarantee to play a tennis tournament, Guillermo Vilas says his lawyers will decide whether he will take his case to court.
The panel let stand a 820,000 fine against the Argentine star, but ruled that a one-year suspension by the Men’s International Professional Tennis Council be “terminated, beginning immediately.”
Vilas was fined and suspended by the Pro Council for allegedly receiving a 180,000 guarantee to play in the Volvo Grand Prix tournament at Rotterdam, Netherlands. The penalties were withheld pending the ruling of the panel after Vilas
§ppf f infl tile action.
The panel — composed of two former tennis stars, chairman Vie Sexias and Bill Talbert, and Forrest Hainline Jr., a Detroit lawyer — held five days of hearings, the first two in Rotterdam and the last three in New York.
After hearing closing arguments on Monday, the panel announced its decision on Tuesday.
“I am terribly disappointed,” Vilas said. “I cannot believe that the panel upheld the charge.
“I was found guilty before the investigation even began. The administrator made his determination without any adequate basis and the Pro Council rubber-stamped his determination without even giving me the chance to be heard.
“The evidence at the hearing was overwhelming," Vilas said in a statement. “The charge is false. I have suffered from this false charge for nine months. It has shattered my career.”
Later Tuesday, at a news conference in Columbus, Ohio, where he played an exhbition match against John McEnroe, Vilas, when asked whether he thought he was being used as an example, said: “Absolutely.”
The panel said the suspension should be dropped becaue “it is believable that Vilas’ tennis has been adversely affected for at least nine months by the pendency of the charge” and that “during his 14 yean as a professional, the conduct of Vilas has been exemplary.”