New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 26, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas
Herald-Zeituny. New Braunfels Texas
Friday. June 26. 1987
Area soccer players go for Gold
Romanian star brings Gold Level to NB
By TOM LABINSKI Sports Editor
The sonic boom that youth soccer has caused locally in the last several years is about to create a few more tremors.
For the first time in New Braunfels, a Gold Bevel soccer team is being formed The Gold Bevel is the highest level of competitive play available to youth.
Tryouts for tilt' team, to be known as the Mid-Cities Stars, will take place at the HFB Fields on Sunday and again on July 3 and July 18
Coaching the Stars will be Daniel Pavloschi, who could well be the Walter Payton of Homania.
Pavloschi was a member of the Romanian National Senior Team from 1978 through 1982, and was named Player of the Year in both 1980 and 1981.
Since coming to America in 1983, Pavlost hi said he has been very impressed with the progress Americans have made in picking up the sport
"In Furopc, everyone is surprised at how the Americans are coming on in soccer They say, I can’t believe it* when they see Americans play,” he said.
After spending time in Austin helping to coach the Capitol Soccer Club, Pavloschi came to see the interest tin* sport has drawn iii New Braunfels
‘ I’ve seen soccer played here and I know there are some exceptional athletes who have all kinds of ability I ve seen a lot of good kids playing at the Blue Bevel here,” he said
Tryouts will also take place at Travis Elementary in San Marcos on Saturday and again on July 4 and July 19. Pavloschi said he expectsAAU hopefuls
Daniel Pavloschi, twice Player of tfie Year in the Romanian Soccer League, will guide the Mid Cities
the sessions to even attract a few players from Austin and San Antonio trying out for the Mid-Cities team.
The Stars will field an Under 12 team, an Under 14 team, an Under 16 team and an Under 19 team. As many as 18 athletes could make each of the four teams.
Sunday’s tryout will begin at 9 a.m. for players younger than 12. At IO 15 a m. players 12-13 will get their chance Fourteen- and 15-year olds will try out between 1:30 p m. and 2:45 p.m., when the 16- through 18-year olds will take the field. The schedule for July 18 will be identical.
The New Braunfels tryout on July 3 will be from 5:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. for all ages. '
While skilled players will be in demand for the teams, Pavloschi
baston Haupert clears a hurdle in a track practice at New Braunfels
High School earlier this week. Haupert, along with the other youngsters working with Allen Miller in the track program sponsored by N.B.I.S D. Community Education, is gearing up for the Amateur Athletic Union qualifying meet at Judson Saturday. (Photo by Ceryl
Moses almost beaten second time in a row
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - For one nxious instant, Edwin Moses was in chous danger of experiencing a two-ace losing streak.
The 31-year-old hurdler, beaten in is specialty for the first time in IO ears early this month, returned to ompetition Thursday arid won andily in his preliminary heat of the [XLmeter hurdles at the USA-Mobil lutduor Track and Field Cham* I unships.
But Moses was left at the starting ne when the gun cracked.
"My blocks slipped. I was glad to ear the second gun go off, because I as on my hands and knees," Moses aid later.
The starter brought the hurdlers ack because of a false start by one
said he would even like to see beginner players trying out for the team.
“Skills can be built in a couple of months. What I will look for is also someone who looks like he wants to play and is willing to learn. You can see potential in even the youngest players,” he said.
Eventually the Stars will be able to compete in state and national tournaments, but in the first year, Pavloschi said the team will play eight to IO games, with most being played in the immediate area.
The Stars also hope to host their own tournament, involving Blue,
Red and Gold Bevel players.
Although still an accomplished player, Pavloschi says he gets a special satisfaction in teaching younger players the sport. In fact, he has turned down an offer from the Dallas Sidekicks of the Major Indoor Soccer Deague to coach the Gold Bevel teams.
"It’s especially nice when you can see the kids progress and be so flappy about everything I try to teach them that if you really want something and work hard, you can make it,” he said
The teams will have two two hour practices a week with games or tournaments on weekends. In addition, Pavloschi will conduct a clinic every Friday for all youths between the ages of 6 and 19.
Gold Bevel players have the unique advantage of being able to try out for college or international scholarships and work out professional contracts, Pavloschi said.
“There are big opportunities coming up for really good soccer players,” he said. “There is indoor soccer and Canada is starting up a
professional outdoor soccer league and in Europe there are big opportunities If you spend a lot of
hours working on your skills, you could have a very big opportunity. In return, Gold Bevel soccer is
sure to give local enthusiasts the opportunity to witness the very best the sport has to offer.
Evert reaches third round
WIMBLEDON. England (AP) Chris Evert steadied after a rugged first set to beat I-aura Golarsa of Italy 7-5, 6-0 today to advance to the third round at Wimbledon tennis championships Sunny skies greeted the players and fans after a day of rain Thursday, in which only one match was completed. Three of the first five days of the tournament have been hit by rain, but officials reiterated that they had no plans to play on Sun day, traditionally a day of rest here Evert, a three-time Wimbledon champion and the tournament's third seed, saved two set points to take the first set, then blew by Golarsa in the second to join defending women’s champion Martina Navratilova in the third-round field.
Other early winners on the tournament’s fifth day included women’s eighth-seeded Claudia Kohde-Kilsch of West Germany, 6-0, 6-1 over Ann
Devries of Belgium and 13th-seeded Barbara Potter of the United States over Catherine Suire of France 6-4,4-6,6-1 in the first round.
Completing first-round matches suspended by darkness Wednesday were Anders Jarryd of Sweden, who beat Ricki Ostherthun of West Germany 6-3, 7-6, 6-4; and Paul McNamee of Australia, who defeated American Todd Nelson 6-3,6-4, 2-6, 1-6,19-17.
Also finishing a suspended match, this one hit by Thursday’s rain, was top-ranked Ivan Lendl, who was struggling against unseeded Italian Paolo Cane.
Cane won the first set 6-3 on Thursday. Lendl, seeded No. 2 despite his world’s-best ranking, won the second set 7-6 when play resumed.
Steffi Graf, the No. 2 women’s seed, was to play Tine Scheuer-Larsen of Denmark on Centre Court
following the I^endl-Cane match.
Defending men’s champion Boris Becker was to play Peter Doohan of Australia on Court No. I.
Navratilova beat Etsuko Inoue of Japan 6-1, 6-2 in 41 minutes Thursday to advance to the third round before 44 players had even completed the first round. It was the only match to beat the showers.
I am so lucky to have been able to finish,’’ Navratilova said. ’ The worst thing is to be stopped in the middle.”
Officials said they would consider making ‘ contingency plans” if the inclement weather continued. After the rainout, they announced that the first round of men’s doubles would be reduced to best-of-three sets, rather than the usual best of five.
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'Lost' pop fly proves fatal to Houston
runner, and Moses rounded the track in 49.82 seconds to win his heat. Danny Harris, the 21-year-old who ended Moses’ winning streak on June 4 in Madrid, Spain, won the next heat in 48.79.
The semifinals are scheduled for tonight, the finals for Saturday.
“Pm very confident,” Harris said, adding that, “I think it could take something in the low 47s to win.”
Moses won 107 straight races — 122 including prelims — during the streak which ended when Harris won in 47.56 at Madrid, with Moses second in 47.69. The world record is 47.02, set by Moses in 1983.
Tonight, Carl Lewis goes for his
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By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
SAN DIEGO — San Diego sunshine proved to be a bit much for Houston Astro Bill Doran, who lost a pop fly in the sun for a single that drove in two game-winning runs for the Padres.
“When it was going up, I lost it and never saw it again,” the second baseman said of Carmelo Martinez’ popfly during the Padres four-run sixth inning Thursday afternoon that brought San Diego the 4-1 victory.
Martinez’s popup, which hit just beyond second base, would have been the third out in the inning and would have sent the game into the seventh with the score 1-1. All four runs were scored after Houston starter Mike Scott, 9-4, retired the first two batters.
“These things happen,” said Scott. “There’s nothing anybody can do about it. We’ve got the best second baseman in the league and if he can’t see it, he can’t catch it.”
During summer day games, the sun sits high above home plate at San Diego’s Jack Murphy Stadium, making it nearly impossible for infielders to see a ball in the sky, ballplayers say.
Tony Gwynn took the win, the Padres’ ninth in the last 12 contests, to mean much more. He said ifs continued a winning streak that has brought the major league’s losingest team confidence — and respect.
“For a while we were the laughing stock of the league, but now we’re coming into the picture,” Gwynn said. “Now we’re playing well. We’re hopping.”
Going into Thursday’s game, Padres pitchers had given up 76 home runs in the first 56 games, but only IO in the last 16 contests.
In bringing his record to 3-6 Thursday, Dravecky allowed only four hits and one run, Chuck Jackson’s first major league home run, in 61-3 innings.
By The Associated Press East Division W
Thursday s Game
Minnesota 4, Cleveland 3
Today 's Games
Boston (Clemens 6 6) at New York (John 7 3) Oakland (Stewart 8 71 at Cleveland (Carlton 5
Baltimore (Griffin 0 OI at Detroit (Terrell 5 71 California (Reuss 10I at Chicago (DeLeon 56) Seattle (Morgan 5 8) at Kansas City (Leibrancjt MI
Toronto (Key 8 5) at Milwaukee (Wegman 6 7) Minnesota (Viola 6 5) at Texas (Witt 2 3)
By The Associated Press East Division W L Pct
St Louis 43 26 623
Montreal 38 32 543 5%
New York 38 32 543 Eh
Chicago 39 33 542 5’*
Pittsburgh 31 39 443 12%
Philadelphia 30 38 441 12%
West Division W L Pct GB
Cir < amati 40 32 556
Houston 38 33 535 1 %
San Francisco 36 36 507 3%
Atlanta 34 37 479 b i
Los Angeles 33 38 465 6%
San Diego 24 49 329 16%
Thursday s Games New York 8, Chicago 2 San Diego 4, Houston I Montreal 7, Pittsburgh 2 St Louis 3. Philadelphia 0 Los Angeles 2 Atlanta 1 San Francisco 7, Cincinnati 6 Today's Games
St Louis iMagrane 5 0) at Montreal (Sebia 3 Si (n)
New York (Fernandez 9 3) at Philadelphia <K Gross 4 71, In)
Chicago iMaddux 4 6) at Pittsburgh (Drabek 1
Atlanta (Mahler 4 7) at San Diego (Show 2 9),
Cincinnati (Power 5 3) at Los Angeles (Honeycutt 2 6), ln)^
Houston (Knepper 2 8) at San Francisco (LaCoss 6 3), (nl
Twins 4, Indians 3
Jeff Reardon liked the look and feel of his fastball in the bullpen.
The Cleveland Indians weren’t too fond of it, however, when the Minnesota reliever started throwing the pitch from the mound to start the eighth inning.
Iteardon, who came to the Twins in an offseason trade with Montreal, had a rough start to the season. But he lias pitched well as the Twins have won 15 of 18 games to take a 4 Bi-game lead over Oakland in the American league West.
Dodgers 2, Braves 1
To Atlanta Manager Chuck Tanner, it was a "a billion-to-one” shot.
Actually, Ted Simmons had a hard time believing it, too.
"As soon as I hit it, I saw it was going right at him. He had no where to go. It was unbelievable,” Simmons said after his line drive hit teammate Glenn Hubbard between first and second base in the ninth inning.
Simmons got a base hit on the play, but Hubbard was declared out and Braves wound up losing 2-1.
Giants 7, Reds 6
In San Francisco, the Giants pulled out a decision over Cincinnati with two runs in the ninth. The deciding run scored when Will Clark hit a bases-loaded ground ball through the middle into center field for an apparent game-winning single.
But Cincinnati’s Erie Davis came running in to snag the ball and step on second base. However, he had no play at first as the winning run
Cardinals 3, Phillies 0
Greg Mathews pitched a three-hitter and Jack Clark singled in the go-ahead run, leading St. Ixmis over Philadelphia.
Mathews evened his record at 5-5 with his second career complete game. He struck out five and walked five.
Clark singled home a run in the third and Tito l^andrum had an HBI single for the Cardinals off Bruce Ruffin, 4-6, in the fourth. Terry Pendleton doubled in the eighth and later scored on a fielder’s choice by Curt Ford for the Cardinals’ final run.
Expos I. Pirates 2
Tim Kames hit a two-run homer and Mitch Webster went 4-for-5 with three runs batted rn as Montreal defeated Pittsburgh.
Dennis Martinez, 2-0, earned the victory by limiting the Pirates to two runs and six hits over 5 1-3 innings. He left with a tom fingernail on his pitching hand one batter after allowing Johnny Ray’s two-run single in the sixth.
Mots 8, Cubs 2
Dwight Gooden allowed three hits in seven innings to lead New York over Chicago. Gooden, 4-1, allowed one unearned run, struck out five and walked five rn his fifth start since returning from drug rehabilitation.
Steve Trout, 4-2, who had won his previous four starts, was the loser, allowing five runs on nine hits in 3 2-3
Gold Level hopeful Harper Wilder, 16, executes a bicycle kick in preparation for Sunday's tryout
(Photo by Leslie Kriewaldt)