New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 30, 2000, New Braunfels, Texas
Sunday, July 30, 2000
Cowboys prepare for Steelers
By Stephen Hawkins
AP Sports Writer
IRVING — While Dave Campo would like to post a victory in his debut as head coach of the Dallas Cowboys, he knows the real importance of Sunday’s preseason game against Pittsburgh.
“I want our guys to come out with the idea that we are going to win the football game, but I have also made it very clear to
the young guys especially that you make the football team in games, so it’s an evaluation period,” Campo said.
Win or lose really doesn't more weeks. Finding the right mix of players
for the final 53-man roster from the 88 currently in camp — that’s what counts.
In addition to the first evaluation of players against outside competition, the Cowboys will play with a revamped offense that includes receiver Joey Galloway instead of retired Michael Irvin and a defense without cornerback Deion Sanders.
But not much will be shown
of the revised offense that is similar to what Dallas ran for Super Bowl wins in 1992, 1993 and 1995.
Quarterback Troy Aikman, who thrived in that offense in the mid-1990s, isn’t likely to play past the first quarter. Veteran running back Emmitt Smith may not play at all because of a strained left big toe that has kept him out of practice since Wednesday.
Ryan McNeil, the free agent from Cleveland who replaces Sanders in the lineup, will make his Dallas debut after averaging nearly an interception per practice since camp began July 18. He probably won’t play much longer than the first quarter, however.
Mario Edwards, Kareem Larrimore and Dwayne Goodrich, who are all rookie
matter for five
Hall of Fame welcomes its newest five
By Dave Goldberg
AP Football Writer
CANTON, Ohio — Ronnie Lott looked at the crowd during his induction to the Pro Football Hall of Fame and saw a sea of red.
“It’s like a Niners’ home game,” he said. “I never saw so much red.”
Indeed, Saturday’s induction ceremony could just as well have been held in the Bay area.
Three of the five inductees — Lott, Joe Montana and Dave Wilcox — were ex-49ers, with Wilcox playing a decade before the other two led San Francisco to four Super Bowls during the 1980s.
They were joined by Howie Long, the Raiders’ star defensive linemen of the 1980s and ’90s, along with Dan Rooney, owner of the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Rooney built the Steelers in to the NFL’s best team in the ’70s. Montana, on offense, and Lott, on defense, were the heart of the great San Francisco teams a decade later.
Montana and Lott each gave the other credit.
“Ronnie was part of the initial flip of the page,” Montana said. “When he joined us in 1981, that attitude carried over to the rest of the team.”
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Hall of Fame Inductees
The following people were inducted into pro football’s Hall of Fame on Saturday:
• Howie Long, defensive lineman, Oakland Raiders.
• Joe Montana, quarterback, San Francisco 49ers.
• Ronnie Lott, safety, San Francisco 49ers.
• Dave Wilcox, linebacker, San Francisco 49ers.
• Pittsburgh owner Dan Rooney
Q ilk Hits
NBHS tickets to go on sale Aug. 14
Season tickets for the 2000 NBHS Unicom football season go on sale Aug. 14.
Season tickets holders can buy their season tickets for the upcoming season Aug. 14-24 from 8-11 a.m. and 12-4 p.m.
The general public may buy their tickets Aug. 25-31 from 8-11 a.m. and 12-4 p.m.
The cost for five homes games is $25 when bought during the times listed.
SVHS tickets to go on sale Monday
Smithson Valley Rangers football tickets go on sale Monday July 31.
Reserved section seats for all five home games will be sold for $25 each.
The week of July 31-Aug. 7 will be set aside for this past year’s season ticket holders to renew their options.
Beginning Aug. 8, the remainder of the seats will be sold on a first come, first serve basis.
For more information call Lois at 904-7273.
NBHS golf team hosting fundraiser
The New Braunfels High School golf team is accepting applications for the first 30 teams to register for this year’s fund-raiser tournament.
The tournament is scheduled for Aug. 27, begining at 9 a.m. at Landa Park.
All proceeds benefit the girls and boys golf program at NBHS, under the direction of Cliff Wilkins.
The $50 per person entry fee includes green fee, half of a cart, refreshments and a catered luncheon after the tournament.
Cash prizes will be awarded to the top four teams and for any hole-in-hole on all the par-3 holes. Door prizes also will be drawn.
Entry forms are available from all NBHS golfers or by contacting Wilkins at 620-0326, or Billy and Jodi McDonald at 905-7225.
Formula One, German Grand Prix. 10 a.m. on FXSP.
Cart, Target Grand Prix. 3 p.m. on KS AT.
NASCAR, Grand National, Myrtle Beach 250 11 p.m. on TNN.
Houston Astros at Atlanta Braves. 12 p.m. on TBS.
Chicago White Sox at Anaheim Angels. 7 p.m. on ESPN.
Detroit Tigers at Texas Rangers. 7 p.m. on FXSP.
WNBA, Sacramento Monarchs at Phoenix Mercury.
3 p.m. on KMOL.
NFL Preseason, Pittsburgh Steelers at Dallas Cowboys. 7 p.m. on KABB.
Senior British Open, final round. 1:30 p.m. on KSAT.
PGA John Deere Classic, final round. 2 p.m. on KENS.
Senior PGA Long Island Classic, final round. 4:30 p.m. on ESPN.
U.S. Championships. 6 p.m. on KMOL.
Great Outdoors Games. 2 p.m. on ESPN.
ATP Mercedes-Benz Cup, final. 4 p.m. on FXSP.
Ayala’s future uncertain
By JAIME ARON
AP Sports Writer
SAN ANTONIO — Tony Ayala Jr. no longer has the one thing that made his comeback from a 16-year prison stay so appealing: an undefeated record.
Ayala lost Friday night for the first time in a pro career that began in 1980. He broke his hand in the second round and was in such pain he could
not come out for the ninth, giving Yory Boy Campas the victory.
“I’ll be back,” said Ayala, whose eyes were closed and dripping tears when his father-manager Tony Ayala Sr. ended it. “It won’t be like I thought it would be, but FU fight somebody in November.
“I had big plans. This is a setback, but after spending 16 years in prison, See AYALA/4B
Landa’s No. 9 hole rates as a very challenging par 3
The 226-yard par 3 No. 9 at Landa Park Golf Course is one of the toughest par 3s you will come across anywhere.
Landa’s tree-lined gem leaves little room for error, requiring an exceptional long iron or even a fairway wood to reach the putting surface.
Your tee shot from this elevated tee can find a lot of tree trouble if it is oft' line to the right or left. A brook dissects the hole at the base of the teebox and out of bounds lurks some 10 to 15 yards beyond the green in the form of a parking lot.
The green slopes rather severely from back to front and from both sides toward the middle.
The ideal place to be if you miss this green is either short or to the right of the green. A shot from the left or long requires dealing with the more severe slopes on you chipshot.
Certain pin placements on this green can make it awfully difficult to get up and dow n.
The length of this hole and the fact that long irons are some of the most difficult shots to hit and control, make shooting a par on this hole quite an accomplishment.
The par 3s at Landa Park in my opinion are the most challenging aspect of the golf course and the No, 9 is the best it has to ofter.
Until next time, keep it on the short grass.
Local baseball player selected as alternate for National team
From staff reports
Smithson Valley’s Chris Dabbs earned a spot as the first alternate for the 2000 Youth National Baseball Team after a week long invitational tryout this past week in Houston.
Dabbs was one of 34 players (16-and-under) invited to tryout. The 34 players were selected exclusively from the Fifth Annual USA Junior Olympic Baseball Championships.
In Houston, the 34 players were divided into two 17-member squads and participated in a four-team (including two local teams from Houston) round-robin tournament. After the tournament, 18 players were chosen to be on the National Team. Dabbs, who pitched four innings during the tournament (more than any other pitcher), was the 19th player on the list which secured him a spot as the first alternate.
The team will play in the Pan American Youth Baseball Championships Aug. 4-13, in Monterey, Mexico.
Dabbs is also listed in The Perfect Game Scouting Report as one of the top 50 prospects in the nation for the year 2003.
Might as well jump!
K. JESSIE SLATEN/Herald-Zeitung
Christa Grantham (in the air) practices her long jump during a practice session at Bobcat Stadium at Southwest Texas State. Grantham, competing in the intermediate girls division, finished 13th in the heptathalon at the USA National Junior Olympics in Buffalo, N.Y. this past week. Lauren Reimer (left) took second place in the heptathalon in the young women’s division and Andre McClendon, right, finished, ninth in the decathalon in the young men’s division.
Chris Dabbs, a pitcher and infielder for SVHS, was selected as the first alternate for the 2000 Youth National Team after an elite invitational tryout this past week in Houston.