New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 1, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas
Waco Midway wins CISD golf tourney
By KARI MITCHELL Sports editor
Led by Mike Dixon’s four under par 68, the Waco Midway Tigers clinched first place in the Comal I.S.D. Golf Tournament at Landa Park Monday.
Mike Evans, also of Midway, took second place with a 71 while Craig Hughes of Leander defeated Todd Still (rf Waco in sudden death for third. Each shot a 72.
All three area high schools entered teams. New Braunfels finished fourth with 337 points, Canyon finished seventh with a total of 348 points and
Smithson Valley finished 13th with 371.
Medalist scorers for the teams were Canyon’s Frank Sell and David Leal with scores (rf 105 and 111, respectively, and NB’s Shawn Jack with a 90.
Leading the New Braunfels team was David Vollbrecht who finished the tourney tied for seventh place with a score of 78. Other NB scorers were J.P. Rector 82, Lynn Kraft 85, Mike Moleno 92 and David Caddell 96.
For Canyon, Brad Campbell finished ninth with a 79. Steve Perez followed with an 83, Brent Thomas shot an 89, Chris Brown hit for 97 and Fernando Aristeguista had a 99.
Tom Brace shot a 94 to lead the Canyon ‘B’ team to a 14th place finish while Thomas Matschek had a 96, John Amaro shot a IOO, Larry Ross got 111 and Mike Gass shot a 116.
Other team results: Randolph second with a 320; Leander third with a 331; NB fourth with a 337; Gonzales fifth with a 338; Luling sixth with a 343; Canyon seventh with a 348; Fredericksburg eighth with a 351; San Marcos Academy ninth with a 353; Gregory-Portland 10th 354; Boerne lith 364; Lockhart 12th 368; Smithson Valley 13th 371; Canyon B team and Gonzales B teams tie 14th with a 401; Del Valle 16th with a 409 and SY B team 17th with a 429.
Baseball openers: Season opens for area teams today. New Braunfels hosts Seguin at 4 p.m.; Cole at Canyon, 4:15 p.m.; Smithson Valley at Somerset, 4:30 p.m.; Thursday, March 3: Canyon at Fredericksburg tourney through Saturday; Friday, March 4: Nixon at SV, 4 p.m.; Saturday, March 5: NB at Austin LBJ, lp.m.
Tennis: Today: Canyon at San Marcos. Wednesday, March 2: SV at Canyon. Friday, March 4: NB tour
nament at Canyon.
Track: Friday, March 4: Canyon at Hays Rebel Relays; NB at Chapparal Relays (Austin); Saturday, March 5: SV at Cole.
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Cougars on top
Houston No. 1 in AP poll
New Braunfels' Tracy Winegar reaches for the ball while doubles partner Julie Clonts moves to back up.
NB 7th at state tennis meet
The Taylor Ducks, seeded first in this past weekends 16-team state tennis tournament, defeated the New Braunfels Unicorns 10-2 in the second round of play and went on to clinch first place.
The Unicorns finished seventh in the state v* bile Westlake took second. Mercedes claimed third and
Kerrville Tivy placed fourth
"I thought we d do better than we did." said NB coach David Mueller But it Mas an all team effort."
NR took it s first match against Wichita Fads Hirschi b> a score of 10-2, but then lost to Tay lor 10*2
and Friendswood 0-6
The Unicorns won a dual match Monday b> tile score of 7-6. SB won three split-set victories, and Mueller credited that for the win Tun Moeller and the doubles teams of Tmcj Winegar and Julie Clonus and Janice Fikac and Jenny Clouts were the split-set victors.
On the run
Unicorn depth, talent leave Simmonds optimistic about '83 track season
Bv KARI MITCHELL Sports editor
Sophomore David DeLemos will lead the 23-member New Braunfels varsity boys track team this year in what coach U*w Simmonds feeds ma) the best season he’s seen in years.
•We’ve got some great prospects," he said. "Del^emoo has got to be the favored in the district IOO and 200 meters — he placed fourth in the district meet last year and the three above him either graduated or moved to another district. Plus we’ve got more numbers — added depth — which means more to qualify in both areas (track and field). I haven’t had that in a long time. We’re definitely going to be stronger than last year.”
With a 1982 second place district finish to their credit, better has got to mean first, right? "Well, I’d say we all feel we’ve got a really good chance,” said Simmonds.
‘ Kerrville Tivy’s going to be the biggest competition with Matt Taylor and Joe Baker both running....But, the attitude of this group is probably the best I’ve coached in all of my 12 years. We got people like Earl Wilson, Craig Wersterfer and Rick Schultz who, after being so successful in their other sports, come out at the very end and run track. That acts as a catalyst for the whole spirit of the team and says a lot for them. That’s probably going to be our strong point.”
As far as the actual competition goes, however, the Unicorns’ best events will be the IOO and 200-meter runs plus a few extras. Tim Doty and Brian Frassmann are "prime candidates for district” in
the shot put according to Sim-riionds, and Keith Buck should be good in the intermediate hurdles.
Wilson and Detentes are expected to do well in Hie long jump against Baker and Wersterfer may be the favorite for the pole vault gold. As in Dominos’ case, the top three vaulters are no longer in the district Wersterfer s highest vault is 13 feet.
On the 20-man junior varsity, Simmons expects sophomores Kenan IkeLs and Victor Cabellero to bring home medals Ikels will compete in the pole vault and do some running while Cabellero should be one of the top three or four discus throwers.
"For the first time since I’ve been here," said the three-year NB coach, "we'll have three people in each field event, an adequate amount of quality and enough depth to be really competitive. We’re all excited about the year."
The freshman team will have approximately 21 members.
NB will compete in ifs first meet Saturday at Austin Westlake’s Chapparal Relays.
3-5 Sat. Chap Relays, Austin 3—12 Sat. Fueler Relays, San Marcos
3-19 Sat. Antler Relays, Kerrville 3-26 Sat. Cougar Relays, Canyon
3-31 Thurs Central Catholic, Judson
4-9 Sat. Unicorn Relays, NB
4-16 Sat. S.Austin Relays, Austin-
4-22 Fri. District meet, NB
4-30 Sat. Regional qualifiers, Karnes City
Christi 5-13 F-S.
Regionals, Corpus State meet, Austin-
Aggies stomp Texas, set sights on 3rd place
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Texas AlcM’s hopes for a third-place finish in the Southwest Conference could hinge on Saturday afternoon’s game in Lubbock against Texas Tech.
The Aggies moved into a tie for the No 3 spot Monday night with an easy 96-59 win over hapless Texas in a game play ed at College Station.
The win lifted the Aggies, 16-13 and 9-6 in SWC play, to a third-place tie with Texas Christian Texas, which has won only one of 15 conference games, fell to 6-20 for the year.
Not long after his team celebrated the win, Aggie Coach Shelby Metcalf already was looking forward to the Tech contest
■ When A&M and Tech get together, those games have been the closest games that we’ve been involved in They ’ve got super fans, it'll be a big ball game. I know they have only nght player left but ... all eight of them can play. ... I know we’re in for the fight of our life,” Metcalf said.
Claude Riley, who scored 20 points to lead the Aggies, also pointed to the
HOUSTON (AP) - The Houston Cougars have scratched and clawed their way steady up the college basketball ladder throughout the season and finally achieved the No. I ranking in The Associated Press poll.
So what happens in their first game after receiving the honor Monday in a tabulation of 58 sports writers and sportscasters?
They will put the No. I rank in dire jeopardy Thursday by traveling to Fayetteville, Ark., to meet fifth-ranked Arkansas in the maniacal atmosphere of Barnhill Arena where the Cougars have never won in seven tries.
There is more.
The Cougars will take a 23-2 recoi d and the nation's longest winning streak - 18 - into the game but they m ill also carry the No. I jinx that has felled the six previous AP standard tearers.
Adding to Houston’s misery is the fact that Arkansas Coach Eddie Sutton has lost only six of 106 games in Barnhill since becoming head coach eight seasonsago.
Houston players have chosen a stiff upper lip and business as usual
They ve been saying we were No. I since last Friday so this is no big deal.” guard Michael Young said
We just have to keep playing our best and not let anyone get big headed and play our regular game."
Benny Anders, dubbed instant Offense" for his off-the-bench performances, said the Cougars would ignore speculation of the rankings.
"We were picked to win the
Southwest) conference last year and we didn t and we were picked to w iii it again this year and that’s what we're aiming for now," Anders said "The SWC is what’s on our minds.”
Coach Guy Lewis, seeking his first victory against a Sutton-coached team in Barnhill, said the timing for being rated No. I could have been
i d rather be ranked No. I April 4,"
The No. I ranking has humbled the nation's finest.
Virginia, currently rated No. 2 behind the Cougars, spent four weeks in the lead followed by Indiana, two weeks. Memphis State and UCI^A one week each and North Carolina and University of Nevada-I^as Vegas, two weeks each.
Houston out-balloted the Cavaliers 42-15 in first place votes and had a 1,130-1,081 advantage in points.
Houston has not reached the No. I position in the AP poll since the Elvin Hayes-led Cougars won 31 straight names in 1967-68. The onl/ other Southwest Conference team to gain the No. I distinction was Arkansas in 1978.
louisville. 24-3, with victories last week over Wright State and Western Kentucky , jumped from fifth to third and Villenova, 20-4, moved from seventh to fourth ahead of No. 5 Arkansas, 24-1 and 13-1 behind the Cougars in the SWC.
UCLA, 21-3, drew the other first-place vote and took the No. 6 spot followed by Kentucky, 20-5, North Carolina, UNLV, 24-2. and St. John’s, 23-4, to round out the top IO.
Completing the top 20 were No.ll, Indiana, 20-5; 12, Wichita State, 23-3; 13. Missouri, 22-6; 14, Ohio State. 18-7; 15. Boston College 20-5; 16,
Georgetown, 19-7; 17, Memphis State 19-5; 18, Syracuse, 18-6; 19, Ten-nessee-Chattanooga, 21-3 and 20. Purdue, 18-6.
pending Lubbock clash as crucial.
"We know we’re gonna really have to play well, but if the Aggies play Uke we did tonight, we’ll be okay." Riley said.
The Aggies had little trouble with Texas, which took an early 3-pomt lead before A&M raced away A&M led by 20 by halftime
Texas Coach Bob Weltlich was disillusioned by y et another loss.
"It’s tough sitting there and not being able to do anviling," Weltlich said.
"There is such a big disparity in athletic ability at some positions. It’s like they have a bunch of 9.2 sprinters going against our guys who are, say, 11.0, and that’s not being disrespectful to our guys. It’s just alarming to watch the difference in athletic ability. They simply can jump higher and run faster ”
Ty ren N'aulls had 15 points for A&M Reggie Roberts scored 12, I .ow ell McHenry had ll and Kenny Brown added IO for the Aggies.
Carlton Cooper led Texas with 19, while Bill Wendlandt and David Seitz scored 12 each.
Six-time Class A girls' champs lose at regional
NAZARETH, Texas (AP)- For the first time in six years, the Nazareth Swiftettes will not capture the Texas Class A Girls State Basketball Tournament in Austn.
After seven straight tournament appearances, an unprecedented six straight titles, and after 40 straight playoff victories, Nazareth has been knocked out of the playoffs.
The Sudan Hornets, a team the
Sw iftettes had beaten twice in District 6-A games, upset Nazareth Saturday night 39-26 in the Region One finals at I,evelland.
Sudan will be in the state tournament starting Thursday for the first time since 1959.
"We knew we were the best team and we are,” said Sudan’s Lisa Wood, who scored a game high 14 points "We knew they couldn’t beat us three times, no way.”
Nazareth, which finished its season at 30-3, was ranked No. I in the state by the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches.
"It had to end sooner or later," said Nazareth Coach Joe lumbar. "But we were disappointed because we felt like this was as good a team as we have ever had ”
Yastremszki remembers first training camp
WINTER HAVEN, Fla. (AP) - Carl Yastrzemski of the Boston Red Sox thought for barely a second and said: “Yeah, I remember my first spring training camp."
Yastrzemski made it sound just like yesterday as he dug into his memory to recall the first time he donned a Boston uniform nearly one-quarter century ago.
"In a way it seems like yesterday because it was a time ITI never forget,” Captain Carl said in an interview on the eve of his 24th training camp with the Red Sox.
Signed after his freshman year at Notre Dame, Yastrzemski hit .377 as a second baseman and shortstop in his first pro season at Raleigh in 1959 That earned him an invitation to the Boston training camp the next spring in Scottsdale, Ari/.
"I was just a kid and, like most young players, a little cocky. But, gosh, was I nervous when I reported to the Red Sox," Yaz said. "It was something entirely new . meeting and dressing with Ted Williams and all.”
But Yastrzemski responded to the nervousness the same way he has handled pressure throughout his career. He soon began to burn up the Cactus league and it was obvious that a star was in the making.
“I settled down quickly and had a heck of a spring, probably as good as any since,” he said. "I honestly thought I had made the ball club. Then, with three or four days to go, I got the shock of my life.
"I was sent down to Minneapolis. Boy, was I ticked off. I thought I had done everything possible in preseason games and didn’t like being cut one bit. "However, when I joined Minneapolis (then in the
American Association), tile manager cooled me. That was Gene Mauch, who I think had a big influence in shaping my career "He told me that I was going to play left field. I had played the infield all my life and that was a shock, but not for long. He explained that Ted Williams was playing just one more year and the Red Sox wanted me to take over for him in left field.”
Yastrzemski broke into a grin when he recalled his reaction to the move.
"I asked Gene how he wanted me to play left field,” Yaz said. "He told me: Any way you want. One-handed, two-handed, any way as long as you feel comfortable and can do the job.’ ”
Given that vote of confidence, Yaz eagerly accepted the challenge.