New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 9, 1982, New Braunfels, Texas
US still favored in today's Davis Cup play
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Swedes, if nothing else, are blunt about their chances in their Davis Cup quarterfinal clash with the defending champion United States squad.
“Any result that is not 5-0 for the United States is something that is positive and is a plus for Sweden,” said Mats Wilander, referring to the best-of-five match series which began today.
Anders Jarryd, at 20 the oldest of the four-man Swedish team, took on John McEnroe in the opening singles match at the Checkerdome. Wilander, the surprise French Open champion who at 17 is the youngest of the fuzzy-cheeked Swedes, was to play Eliot Teltscher in the second singles.
On Saturday, Anders will team with Hans Simonsson in the doubles
against the American pair of McEnroe and Peter Fleming. Sunday’s final two singles will send Jarryd against Teltscher and Wilander against McEnroe, the world’s top-ranked player.
“Your team is a very good team and has won this Cup 27 times,” Swedish Davis Cup captain Hans Olsson said Thursday of the favored Americans, who are the defending champions in this international tennis event. “We have great respect for the U.S. team, but we’re going to play our best.”
Last year, the captain of Czechoslovakia’s team said the same thing about his squad’s chances in the quarterfinals of the non-zonal competition against the McEnroe-led Americans. And, the U.S. did win 4-1.
But McEnroe was at the peak of his
game and had just captured Wimbledon. And the U.S. team included Jimmy Connors.
Czechoslovakia’s only victory came in the opening match when Ivan Lendl defeated McEnroe, making the key match the doubles.
This time, McEnroe admittedly has not reached the same form after being hampered with an ankle injury, and this past Sunday he lost his Wimbledon crown to Connors.
Connors has refused to play Davis Cup since the clash with Czechoslovakia, while Sweden is missing Bjorn Borg, a five-time Wimbledon winner and six-time French Open champion. Like Connors, Borg has decided not to play.
Wilander is ranked 12th, while Jarryd is 55th and Simonsson is 226th.
However, Simonsson is ranked 23rd in the world in doubles and teamed with Jarryd to capture the Austrian championships and finish second in the German Open earlier this year.
The U.S. doubles team finished second at Wimbledon, having to scratch its way to the finals. Fleming has an injured right elbow which has restricted his normally hard serve.
The winner here advances to the semifinals against the winner of the Chile-Australian match, which also is being held this weekend. The bottom half of the non-zonal draw has Czechoslovakia playing France and New Zealand taking on Italy.
The U.S.-Sweden matches will be televised live by ESPN, the all-sports cable network.
New Braunfels Golf Association tourney: Saturday, luanda Golf course. Regular weekly tournament.
Sunday pro golf scramble:
Sunday, luanda Golf Course, 12:30
Intermediate tennis clinic:
Northcliffe, weekly. Tuesday-Friday, ll a.m. to 12:30p.m..
Babe Ruth All-Stars: Tour
nament for 13-year-olds continues tonight in Lockhart. New Braunfels plays at 8 p.m.
Little League All-Stars: Monday, 6 p.m.: The New Braunfels American League vs. New Braunfels National League in the first round of a seven-team double-elimination area tournament in
San Marcos at Little league field
Babe Ruth All-Stars: Three-team, double-elimination tournament for 14- and 15-year-olds begins Monday at Comal Park. 8 p.m.: Canyon Lake vs. Lockhart.
New Braunfels Summer
Basketball League: End-of-season tournament continues Tuesday at New Braunfels MiddL School gym. 7 p.m.: Porter vs. Kentucky Fried Chicken. 8:30 p.m.: Barry’s vs. Herald.
Junior Swimming Olympics:
July 16-18, Friday through Sunday, Blossom Time Athletic Center, San Antonio. Prelims start at IO a.m., finals every night at 6:30p.m..Herald-Zeltung
Friday, July 9, 1982
Houston's Knight on honor roll
Twelve reserves added to all-star lists
NEW YORK (AP) — I ais Angeles Dodgers Manager Tom Lasorda has no complaints about the National league squad he will manage in Tuesday night’s All-Star Game.
“(NL President) Chub Feeney and I are very happy with the team we have selected,” said l,asorda, who will attempt to extend the league’s ten-game winning streak over the American league in the game at Montreal. Lasorda added that he and Feeney “are only sorry that some very deserving players could not also make the team. ’ ’
Lasorda and the league rounded out the NL squad Thursday by adding 12 reserves to the eight starters selected in fan balloting. Included are two players Pittsburgh first baseman Jason Thompson and San Diego outfielder Ruppert Jones whose names were missing from the computer-card ballots fans used to vote for the All-Star teams.
Twelve American league reserves also were
announced Thursday, and Manager Billy Martin of the Oakland A’s also named two men whose names were omitted from the punch cards Kansas City designated hitter Hal McRae and Minnesota first baseman Kent Hrbek.
Hrbek is one of four first basemen chosen by Martin. The others are Eddie Murray of Baltimore, Cecil Cooper of Milwaukee and Carl Yastrzemski of Boston. Rounding out the squad are Detroit catcher fiance Parrish, Kansas City second baseman Frank White, third basemen Toby Harrah of C leveland and Buddy Bell of Texas and outfielders Dave Winfield of New York, Willie Wilson of Kansas City and Ben Ugli vie of Milwaukee.
They join starters Carlton Fisk of Chicago at catcher, Rod Carew of California at first base, Bobby Grich of California at second, Milwaukee’s Robin Yount at shortstop, third baseman George Brett of Kansas City and outfielders Rickey Hen
derson of Oakland and Reggie Jackson and Fred
Lynn of California.
Joining Thompson and Jones on the NI. team un the Smiths of St. Louis Lonnie, the outfielder, and Ozzie, the shortstop. Lasorda also named two players from his own Dodger club outfielder Dusty Baker and second baseman St Ave Sax.
Completing the list of back-ups are Montreal Mist baseman Al Oliver, outfielder Leon Din bam "t Chicago, third basemen Bob Horner of Atlanta aud Ray Knight of Houston, and catchers Ion) Pena "I Pittsburgh and John Stearns of New \ ork
The NL starting team has Montreal’s Gar) ( arter at catcher, Pete Rose of Philadelphia at first base, Manny Trillo of Philadelphia at second base. Dave Concepcion of Cincinnati at shortstop. Mike Schmidt of Philadelphia at third base, and outfielders Dale Murphy of Atlanta and Andre Dawson and lim Raines of Montreal.
Jackson breaks through Tulsa for 2-1 win
By ASSOCIATED PRESS
Tulsa and Jackson traded home runs, but it took a walk, a wild pitch and two fielder’s choice plays to drive home the winning run as Jackson snapped a five-game losing streak in a 2-1 Texas League baseball victory.
In other Texas league games Thursday night, San Antonio edged Midland, 3-2, and Amarillo and El Paso split a doubleheader. Amarillo won the opener, 5-4, and San Antonio took the nightcap, 7-4. Arkansas’ scheduled game at Shreveport was postponed because of rain.
All teams will be idle tonight for a travel day.
Ron Reynolds gave the Jackson Mets a 1-0 lead over the Tulsa Drillers in the fifth inning with a solo homer. They kept the lead until Tulsa’s Steve Buechele slugged a solo homer in the top of the ninth.
Darryl Strawberry walked in the bottom of the ninth for Jackson, advanced to second on a w ild pitch, moved to third on a fielder’s choice play and came home on another fielder’s choice.
Matt Ballinger, 5-1, was the winning pitcher. The loser was Mike Mason, 4-9.
Alex Taverns fiat! a two-run homer as the San Antonio Dodgers edged the Midland Cubs, 3-2.
Joe Carter had a two-run homer for the Cubs.
The winning pitcher was Tom Klawitter, 6-7. The loser was Doug Welenc, 10-7.
I ahs Quinones and Dan Purpura drove in two runs each as the Amarillo Gold Sox edged the El Paso Diablos, 5-4, in the first game of their doubleheader.
Randy Ready had a two run homer for the Diablos, his 10th homer of the season.
Bill Long, 6-7, was the winning pitcher. Dan Burns, 4-2, was the loser.
Ready drove in four runs, including three with a homer in the fourth inning as the Diablos bounced back for a 7-4 victory iii tin* second game.
James Steels drove in two runs for the Gold Sox with a triple in tin* filth inning.
Jeff Honk hit safely in both of the games for the Gold Sox to keep his hitting streak alive at 17 games.
The winning pitcher was Jerry Jenkins, 3-2. The loser was John White, 6-6.
Palmer in Portland
Associated Press photos
Arnold Palmer is one of nine golfers who remain two shots of the first round lead in the US Serum Open golf tournament in Portland, Oregon. Play resumes today.
Wingfield hangs on
Batey comeback attempt fails in two OTs
By KARI MITCHELL Sports editor
Despite a furious comeback attempt and the sure-shot efforts of Vernon Klar, Batey Contraction fell to Wingfield Conduction in an 84-81 double overtime basketball game Thursday night.
The win, Wingfield’s second over the regular season champs, was the second game in the first round of the Men’s Summer Basketball League post-season tourney.
In the first game, the New Braunfels Herald defeated Miller Distributing, 72-49.
Watching a 41-31 halftime lead drop casually to a three-point difference in just under two minutes, Wingfield struggled to stop the fast breaking Batey team. Klar. who led all scorers with 33 points, surged through the crowd under the basket to keep Batey running neck and neck with a tied score.
Tied at 60, Wingfield twice took the rebound and raced down the court to sink the shot for four points from what in the pros would be called the three point line giving them a 64-60 lead.
But Batey wasn’t through. With 50 seconds left on the clock. Johnny Rosales
was deliberately fouled as a Batey member reached down and grabbed his foot. Rosales retaliated with a free throw but fouled Klar on a frantic rush for a dropped pass.
As Klar’s toss circled the rim and dropped for the 65-61 score, gray Batey shirts organized for their last shot. 'File ball came into play, flew down court and. in the confusion of jumping bodies, went in to tie the score at 65.
Wingfield tried a one-armed full court throw in the three seconds left, but the game remained tied.
In the first overtime, Wingfield took the jump and the first basket but soon began to falter as Batey regain strength. A tough battle ensued but. with nine seconds left on the clock and a 74-72 score, Craig Culpepper brought the ball down court for Batey and sank the basket as the buzzer rang. Tied again at 74.
Running much like the rest of the game, the second overtime showed Wingfield taking an early lead However, this time, it was a lead they never relinquished. Batey fouls and missed opportunities gave the yellow shirted Wingfield team an 84-81 victory.
In the first game, the Herald took a 35-23 half time lead and never looked back defeating Miller by 20 points.
Cliff Wilkins was high scorer for the team with 15 while Roger Richey hit 14.
The league begins round two Tuesday when Porter Company meets Kentucky Fried Chicken at 7 p.m. and Barry’s meets the Herald at 8:30 p.m.. Both games will be played in the New Braunfels Middle School Gym.
Tuch, K 4; Miller 14. Tuch, J. 4; Tuch, I). 9; Berger 7; Wersterfer 2; Schumann 2: Thompson 8.
Wilkins 15; Simmons 8; Sultemeier IO; Doherty 5; Biggers 5; Brazle ll; Johnson 6; Richey 14.
Simpson 9; Wingfield 6; Froelich 3; Rosales 23; Free 12; Simpson, M. 8; Reineger 24.
Batey 6; Bartek 8; Culpepper ll; Corbeil 4; Sebanc4; Klar 33; Feland Iii.
Northcliffe offers clinics, league play
strokes and volleys, serve, lob, overhead smash, rules, court position and etiquette.
Two other clinics .sponsored by Northcliffe are for intermediate and advanced players. These will be run weekly, Tuesday through Friday from ll a.m. until 12:30 p.m.. It will consists of drills designed to supply realistic practice in positioning and strategy for match play experience. There will be a
minimum of three students each session and non-members are welcome.
In league play, the advanced beginners’ round robin league will begin its second half play Tuesday, July 13. For the advanced beginner ages 9-13, the league is for doubles matches. Those who wish to join must sign-up before Friday.
The Saturday morning adult mixed doubles league will
begin July IV at 8 30 p rn.. Nonmembers are wop to join. The sign-up deadline is July 14.
The Wednesday night men’s league began June 9 with 12 players. All matches will be completed by July 28. Deadline for the second round sign-up will be July ill). Non-members are welcome.
For more information, contact Starla Vitori of the Northcliffe Country Club at 659-0381 or 625-7351.
Next week's play
Round two of the Men's Summer Basketball League post-season tour nament will begin Tuesday at 7 p.m. when Porter Company (left) meets
Staff photo by Robert Johnson
Kentucky Fried Chicken. Barry's (right) will play in the second game at 8.30 p.m. against the Herald.
The Northcliffe Country Club will hold a series of tennis clinics and league play this month.
Starting Friday, a junior beginner clinic will be taught. It will last through July 30 and will be held Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.rn. until 10:30 a.m.. with a
maximum of six students per class. There will be ten sessions of such things as backhand-forehand ground-