New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 15, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas
Sports calendarExpress gives Federals 20-3 lesson
UXI ANGELES (AP) — Every game In the United State Football League la a learning experience for the teams, and the Los Angeles Express seems to be catching on faster than most.
The Express, featuring a solid defensive performance and two touchdown passes from Mike Rae to Ricky Ellis, ran its record to 2-0 Monday night with a 20-3 triumph over the winless Washington Federals.
“We weren’t dominant,” said Express Coach Hugh Campbell. “We still have a lot of things to worry about. Our team is showing a lot of spirit, but we still have a long way to go academically."
Considering the club has played just two games, the Express actually made few mistakes against Washington, suffering no interceptions, no lost fumbles, and drawing just five penalties for 44 yards.
“We’re still young and will make mistakes,” said Rae, a pro veteran of nine years in the National
Football League and Canadian Football League. “We have a long way to go. We don’t know how good we are yet; we’ve won two games, but we don’t know how good the other teams are.
“I’ve been watching TV and trying to analyze the other teams in the league, but it’s still too early to tell.”
Rae, quarterback on Southern California’s national collegiate championship team in 1972, threw scoring strikes of 17 and 18 yards to tight end Ellis in a 35-second span of the second quarter to pull the Express away from a 3-3 tie.
He completed eight of 14 passes for 110 yards in the first half, then gave way to rookie Tom Ramsey — under Campbell’s two-quarterback system — in the second half.
Spearheading the Los Angeles defense against the Federals were safety Alvin Burleson, who logged seven solo tackles, one assist and one quarterback sack; and linebacker Ron Seawell, who was in on six
tackles, deflected two passes and intercepted another.
The Federals, who have scored just IO points in their first two games, suffered a couple of blows to their offense in the first half. Running back Craig James went out with a sprained back, quarterback Mike Hohensee suffered a bruised sternum and wide receiver Reggie Smith hurt an ankle.
“It was just unfortunate that we had all those injuries,” said Washington Coach Ray Jauch. “The initial report is unclear on James and Hohensee, but it looks like both will be out for next week.”
Jauch said he thought his club showed improvement over its 28-7 opening loss to the Chicago Blitz, commenting, “We improved on a few things from last week...Defensively, we were able to do some things that were good.”
The game at the LA Coliseum drew a crowd of 22,453, the smallest for a USFL game thus far and some 12,000 fewer than for the Express’ debut.
Baseball: Today: New Braunfels at Seguin, 7 p.m. ; Somerset at Smithson Valley, JV at 2 p.m., varsity at 4:15 p.m. Canyon at Del Valle, 3:30 p.m.; Canyon JV at New Braunfels JV (doubleheader), 4 p.m. Thursday, March 17: Fredericksburg at
Smithson Valley JV, 4:30 p.m.; March
17-19: New Braunfels will host the New Braunfels Invitational Tournament; Canyon will play in the Lockhart Tournament; Friday, March 18: Blanco at Smithson Valley, 4 p.m.
Tennis: Wednesday, March 16: Smithson Valley dual match at Canyon. March 18-19: Smithson
Valley and Canyon jointly host the Comal Tournament.
Golf: Today: Canyon continues in
Salado Tournament at Mill Creek golf course in Salado.
Track: Saturday, March 19: Canyon boys and girls will participate in the Gonzales Apache Relays in Gonzales. New Braunfels boys and girls will run in the Antler Relays in Kerrville. Smithson Valley boys and girls will run at Randolph.
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Tuesday, March 15,1983
Here's the windup, and...
iM photo by John Sinter
Smithson Valley pitcher Jeff Hastings strides toward home with the pitch. The Rangers, 12 atter a Friday win at Nixon, host Somerset this afternoon at 4:15 p.m. In other local action,
the 61 Canyon Cougars are at Del Valle and the 3 2 New Braunfels Unicorns play under the lights in Seguin
HOUSTON (AP) - University of Houston Coach Guy Lewis expects to have all the troops back in action this week as the Cougars prepare to begin play in the NCAA tournament and defend their No. I ranking in the final Associated Press College basketball poll.
He would also like to see a return of the Cougars’ free throw shooting touch.
‘We really didn’t have all of our players for a single workout last week,” Lewis said Monday after the Cougars swept through the final balloting with 52 of the 56 first-place votes cast by the AP’s panel of sport writers and sportscasters.
Several Cougar starters and Lewis were stricken with a flu bug last week that slowed them in preparation for the Southwest Conference tournament.
While upsets caused major shakeups in the AP poll, the Cougars ignored their illnesses and cruised through the SWC tournament at Dallas to gain the No. I seed in the 52-team NCAA tournament.
Houston’s free throw shooting is still sick, however Lewis said he hopes the problem will just go away. The infirmity has plagued UH most of the season. Extra practice has not helped, nor have other methods.
“I can't seem to do anything about poor free throw shooting,” Lewis said “I have tried making them run the stands when they miss, and stuff like that
The Cougars will take a 27-2 record and a 22-game winning streak into the first round of the Midwest Regional tournament at Houston. The Cougars received 1,112 points in the final AP balloting to give them a commanding tally over runnerup Louisville, which
got the other four first-place votes and 1,058 points.
It was the second first-place finish for the Cougars in the AP poll. Lewis’ 1967-68 team won 31 games in a row and advanced to the NCAA semfinals.
North Carolina State battled its way into the final rankings with upset victories over Virginia and North Carolina in last week's Atlantic Coast Conference tournament. The Wolf-pack moved into the No. 16 position in the final poll.
St. John's, winner of the Big East tournament, jumped from No. 6 to third with 997 points and a 27-4 record going into the NCAA playoffs.
Virginia’s 81-78 loss to North Carolina State dropped the Cavaliers, 27-4, from second to fourth with 891 points.
Big IO champion Indiana, 23-5, advanced from seventh to fifth with 848 points, while University of Nevadans Vegas, 28-2, the Pacific Coast Athletic Association champ, moved from ninth to sixth with 738 points.
UCLA, 23-5, the Pacific IO champon, lost two of its three games last week and fell from fourth to seventh. North Carolina. 26-7, which lost to North Carolina State 91-84 in overtime, held on to its No. 5 spot.
Arkansas, 25-3, beaten in the SWC semifinals by Texas Christian, 61-59 in overtime, dropped three spots to ninth, while Missouri, No. 12 last week, advanced to 10th despite losing the Big 8 tournament to Oklahoma State 93-92 in overtime.
The second IO includes, in order, Boston College, 24-6; Kentucky, 21-7; Villenova, 22-7; Wichita State. 25-3; Tennessee-Chattanooga, 26-3; North Carolina State, 20-10; Memphis State, 22-7; Georgia, 21-9; Oklahoma State, 24-6, and Georgetown, 21-9.
Biggest NCAA tournament ever ^ starts tonight with opening round
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Matt Furjanic doesn’t put his Robert Morris team up with the Indianas and Kentuekys of the college basketball world. But Georgia Southern, well, that's something else
“Georgia Southern is a team we know we’re competitive with,” says Furjanic as he prepares for tonight’s first-round NCAA playoff game in Dayton, Ohio.
Furjanic recalls a 66-63 loss to Georgia Southern in the consolation game of the Mountaineer Classic tournament in Charleston, W.Va , last December, and feels his team is better now.
“I think we’re a lot different team now than we were then,” he said. “We’re a much better ballclub. The biggest key is that offensively we’re getting the ball to different people, being unselfish. We were taking quick shots at that tune. We’ve become a more patient team.”
The Robert Morris-Georgia Southern game will be one of two at the Dayton Arena. In the other half of the doubleheader, Xavier of Ohio meets Alcorn State.
Another first-round NCAA doubleheader will be held in Philadelplua, with Princeton meeting North Carolina AAT and Iai Salle facing Boston University.
The winners of these preliinuiary rounds will advance to the first regular round of the NCAA tournament which begins Thursday. The opening round of the 52-team NCAA tournament — biggest in history — was expanded by four to accommodate winners of smaller conferences. For instance, Robert Morris, 22-7, qualified for the second year in a row as a representative of the ECAC Metro Division.
The National Invitation Tournament also gets under way tonight with two
games — Fordham at South Florida and East Tennessee State at Vanderbilt.
I-ast year, Robert Morris opened in the NCAA tournament against defending national champion Indiana and was routed 92-62. Furjanik feels the experience will help his team this time.
“We know what ifs like,” he said. “Last year, we were all in awe, the coaches and the players.”
Georgia Southern, 18-11, earned its NCAA berth by winning the Trans America Conference championship. The Wilmer of this game advances to the Mideast Regionals Thursday at Tampa, Fla., against Purdue.
Xavier, 22-7, winner of the Midwestern Cities Conference, will play Alcorn State, 21-9, the Southwestern Athletic Conference champion for a trip to the Midwest regionals and a game Friday against Georgetown.
Boston University, 21-9, champion of the ECAC North, and LaSalle, 17-13, which won the East Coast Conference, both qualified with tight victories. BU beat Holy Cross by one point and LaSalle took American by two. The winner of their game advances to East regionals against Virginia Commonwealth Thursday at Greensboro, N.C.
Princeton, 18-8, champion of the Ivy league, and North Carolina AAT, 23-7, which took the Mid-East Athletic Conference, battle for the right to play Oklahoma State Ll the West Regionals at Corvallis, Ore., Friday.
Under Coach Lee Rose, South Florida is coming off its best season ever. The Bulls finished with a 21-9 record and lost out on a prestigious NCAA bid by bowing 64-47 to Alabama-Birmingham in the Sun Belt Conference Tournament finals.
Fordham, 19-10, finished with victories over Iona, Notre Dame and Stetson.
Fordham enters the NIT on the wings of winning the Metro Atlantic Conference Tournament.
While the Bulls are seeking their first victory in post-season play, ifs a different story for Rose, who is making his fourth NIT appearance. He captured NIT runner-up trophies at North Carolina Charlotte in 1976 and Purdue in 1979.
The NIT bid is the first for Vanderbilt,
18-13, which has competed in two NCAA tournaments, and the third for C M Newton, who took his Alabama teams to the NIT in 1973 and 1977, reaching the semifinals each time. East Tennessee State, 22-8, also is making its first NIT appearance.
The fact that the Commodores play in a 15,626-seat facility didn't hurt Vanderbilt’s chances for a bid.
In a related development, Loyola (111.) Coach Gene Sullivan blasted the NCAA selection committee after his Ramblers were slighted for the second straight year by post-season tournament committees despite winning the Midwestern Qty Conference.
At a news conference less than 24 hours after the NCAA filled its 52-team tournament and the NIT rounded out its 32-team field, Sullivan criticized the NCAA selection process. He suggested changes so that those with “a vested uiterest” would not be involved in choosing which teams participate in the potentially lucrative tournament.
He specifically mentioned Dave Gavitt, Big East Conference couunissioner and the selection committee’s chairman, and Wayne Duke, Big Ten commissioner and former chairman of the committee. Both conferences have five teams competing in the tournament.
“You can’t have your own relatives on the jury,” he said.
Hansen, Tuseth take lead in Landa Ladies event
Carol Hansen and Marion Fox lead the Championship Flight after one round of the l.anda Ladies Golf Association Spring Tournament held at Lands Park Golf Course.
Hansen carded the low gross score of 82, and Fox has the current low net, 64, after play March 9. In the First Flight, Jody Carson leads with a net 67 and Helen DeVries is second with a net 69.
In the ladies’ event March 2, the winners were: A’ Flight; Rose Tuseth, gross 74, Carol Hansen, net 64; B’ Flight: Judy Carson, gross 83, Verna Wilkie, net 62; ‘C’ Flight: Alice Chambles and Arlene Jarchow, gross 102, Maria Hook, net 68; ‘D’ Flight: Emma Wedin, gross 97, Myra Norris, net 67.
The New Braunfels Golf Association played a Nassau Tournament March 12. The team of W. Hurst, H. Graham, H. Finden and J. Lane won the front nine with a score of 60, and the team B.
McClure, L. Strickland, J. Swendeman and W. Hebert took the back nine with a score of 57. McClure’s team also won the 18-hole title with an overall 119. Low gross for the day was Fernando Gutierrez with 71.
Individual net winners were: ‘A’ Flight: N. Colter, 65; ‘B’ Hight: B. Thompson, 65; ‘C’ Flight: J. Garrett, 63; D’ Flight: W. Hebert,65.
In the Sunday Scramble March 13, the team of J. Moeller, T. Moeller, D. Pfeuffer and Helen DeVries finished first with a 60, followed by the the team of L Tuch, R. Morales, R. Wedin and M Parks with 61. Three teams tied at 62. Closest-to-the-hole was Rode Wedin.
The next Guys and Dolls Tournament will be Thursday, March 17 at IO a.m. The men will play a two-man best ball tournament March 19, and the next Sunday Scramble will be March 20 at noon.
Rangers blast Flyers, 8-2
NEW YORK (AP) — Pelle Lindbergh knew it wasn’t his night after the first couple of shots. Anders Hedberg knew it was a special night just because the Philadelphia Flyers were in town. And goaltender Glen Hanlon was hoping it was his night for a shutout.
Hanlon didn't get his shutout and had to settle for a 34-save, 8-2 victory over the Flyers Monday night, a victory the New York Rangers clinched in the opening period, when they beat Undbergh five times. Hedberg set up two of those first-period goals and was in position to score a half-dozen times in the contest.
While Undbergh was struggling, Hanlon was enjoying his finest hour as a Ranger. He’s been with the team for two topsy-turvy months and his worst performances usually have come in front of the critical Ranger fans.
But he was outstanding against the Flyers,
making several spectacular saves and earning a standing ovation when he lost the shutout early in the third period on Paul Evans’ backhander, which bounced off his shoulder and into the net.Flames 7, Devils 0
Lanny McDonald got his 58th and 59th goals, Paul Reinhart and Jim Peplinski each had a goal and two assists and Don Edwards stopped 23 shots to register the Flames’ first shutout of the season.
The team shut them down well, forcing them to take most of their shots from the outside,” said Edwards. “That makes it easy for a goaltender.”North Stars 6, Canucks 3
Vancouver’s five-game winning streak came to a halt as Dino Ciccarelli scored two goals and the North Stars overcame a 2-0 deficit after one period. Neal Broten added three assists for Vancouver.
UH atop final AP hoop poll