New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 15, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas
Herald-Zeitung New Braunfels Texas
Friday May 15, 1987
Comal County's finest compete in State today
Comal counts will be well represented in Uistin today at the di s state If ack meet and tennis tournament Nine track and field com pet Hors from the three local high schools and one tennis plover from New Braunfels High School will compete today with some of the finest athletes in Texas
I'he day trepan this morning when I nigh Ann Forney began her (Illest for a state singles tennis ti tie The defending doubles cham pion pin;, cd her fit st match at 11 am. and with a w in, is scheduled to pla> a second round match at I p rn at th*' Bemuck \llison Courts
lf Korney should win both of to day s matches, sh*’ will play in Saturda> 's finals at 11 a rn The field portion of today's (lass IA track meet bet;,rn at I
p rn . with Canyon's Scott Honing competing in the pole vault Ca mons Ken I‘ Alfonso is taking part in ttie discus at 2 p rn . the same time that Smiths*)! Valley's Leslie McCoy is in the high jump
Tile running events begin at 6: JO p rn . with New Br aunfels Dan Dorman running the moo in the se cond race Immediately follow ing Dorman will he Canyon's Scott Halloos and New Braunfels' Kevin Walker in the UU high hurdles
.left Bryan will run for the Unicorns in the MIU. immediately followed by Walker in the too in terrnediate hurdles
The final event of the night will be the mile relay with the I 'tricorn team of Barl y I’fannstiel Leon Sneed. Walker and Bryan competing
Seattle eliminates Rockets
Olajuwon's play overshadowed by double OT defeat
SEATTLE (AP) In defeat, the sweat glistening former soccer goalkeeper from Nigeria was truly magnificent But even Akeem The Dream" Olajuwon. at his brilliant best on the basketball court, wasn’t enough to prevent the improbable Seattle Super Sonics from eliminating th*' Houston Rockets from the NBA playoffs I2H 125 in double overtime Thursday night
I went up to Akeem after the game and told him Ii*' was one rtf the greatest players I’ve ever played against Seattle's Maurice Lucas said He was phenomenal We play with a lot of heart But I can't imagine myone wanting to win as much as Akeem did "
We played very well as a team but so did they, Olajuwon said modestly “That's the name of the game It was a very tough loss "
Despite a 49 point. 25 rebound performance that also featured six blocked shots in 5.1 emotion charged minutes by the 7 foot Olajuwon. Hie Sonics ousted the Rockets four games to two in the teams second round playoff series arid earned tfie dubious right to face the powerful Los Angeles
Lakers in the Western Conference finals The Magic Johnson led Lakers favored to w in it all in the NBA this season, will host the underdog Sonics, a J9 4:1 regular season club, at the Forum in Inglewood. Calif Saturday at 2: JO p rn C’DT and Tuesday and 9 JO p m Dames J and 4 will be played in the Seattle Col iseum. but the NBA won t set those dates until Kri day. Sonics spokesman Jim Rupp said But even the prospect of having to play the Lakers could not diminish the ecstasy of knocking off the favored Rockets and their Twin Towers of (Majuwon and 7 4 Ralph Sampson.
This is the happiest moment of my life." said Dale Kills, who scored JO points and put Seattle ahead with 52 seconds remaining in the second overtime period “I think we’re going to go all the way."
On his field goal that turned out to be the game winner. Ellis got the ball after Olajuwon blocked his shot and scored from under the basket to break a 125-125 tie Ellis had tied the game for Seattle with a baseline jumper with I 47 remaining Ellis also made a big play on defense at the end
partially blo* king a long J point attempt by Richard Anderson, necessitated because Clemen Johnson scored the final Seattle point his only of the night on a free throw with five second remaining Anderson's <hot fell short and the buzzer sounded
Houston led 107 102 w ith 55 seconds remaining in regulation play and it appeared likely the Sonics were going back to The Summit in Houston for a seventh game Saturday instead of going to Los Angeles
“There was a lot of doubt at that point." said Tom Chambers who led the Sonics with 17 points
But Ellis insisted he was not concerned about his team's five point deficit
With 55 seconds to go and us down by five, I called a timeout and told the guys in the huddle.
It s gut check time.’ ’’ he said. “The guys came through ’’
Ralph Sampson who scored 19 points and missed a key jump shot in the final minute, had sent the game into a second overtime when he hit a freeSee ROCKETS, Paqe9A
Meads lifts Houston over Mets
By THE ASSOCIATED CRESS
lines ION Houston rookie reliever Dave Meads laced down the New York Mets on th*’ field and then had to face hi> teammates iii the locker room A bin*1 carp**! ut towels led to Meads' locket iii hum k respect for his outstanding performance against the Mets
They're inst giving th*' rookie a haul time Meads explained It s all a part nl the initiation "
Meads had just pitched I I I scoreless inning to help the Astros beat the New A in k Mets 5 I further solidus mg his position with Hi** team A stuffed vulture doll was perched on Meads chair part of a welcoming set up In follow reliever Lairs Anderson Atter several moments of teasing Meads Anderson finalis said Oh. bs the was. nu e game.
Aleads I n i ame on iii the seventh inning with til*' scute tied at I I a runner on second base and one out He struck out Keith Hernandez, in t e n t i o n a 11 y walk e d Keo ii McReynolds and tlien struck out I).ii ryl Strawberry to end the threat A grounder tis (.leon Davis iii tin* eighth inning scored Bills Doral) from thu d base gi\ mg th* Alefs their fifth I run loss on then current road trip
The road trip got even worse for New York when both Alookie Wilson and relief pitchci Terry Leach sui fered injuries Wilson suffered a brills** on Ins right tricep muscle when he was int by a pitch from Vurelio I .ope/ in tile seventh inning Houston's Alan Ashily singled off Leach’s knee cap in tin* eighth inn ing
Yankees 9, Rangers I
NEW A i ‘UK Don Mattingly refused to get excited ov er one sw mg Al lei the game iii winch ii*’ lilt Ins first grand slam homer Mattingly spoke joylessly more technically, about the art ut hitting a baseball “One at hat doesii I change (lie
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previous >> terrible ones ti*- said It doesn't pill I you out o! a slump It s just a start a step in III*’ light direction Mattingly seven lot his last >7 aud still batting inst 240 Int his homer iii the tom th lining I inn sday pow et mg New York to its lith victory in Iii home games tins season with a den sum ov el 't exas It was New A’ork s Inst victory iii tour tries against th** Rangers tins year and snapped Texas’ tour game w inning streak W db th#* A ankees already ahead by tine** runs Ranger starter Edwin Correa I 4 loaded th** bases bv allow mg a one out single to Joel Skin lier and consecutive walks to Rickey Henderson and Willie Randolph before tieing replaced by led handl'd relievel Alike Apison
Orioles 4, Royals 3
Bret Saberhagen knows which tim jot league stadium lias the shortest distance down the lines Just ask him
I know why th** Orioles lead iii home runs ll I played here. I could hit IU home runs Saberhagen said alter getting his first loss al the season as Baltimore playing at home iii Memorial Stadium beal KansasCitv Royals
Thursday * Games
Nev* Von 9 Te«as I Baltimore 4 Kansas City 3 Chic.ago 4 Cleveland J Toronto 16 Minnesota 4 Today’s Games Cleveland Swindell 2 31 al Detroit (King / 2i
ss (Witt I 11 at Chicago (Dotson I 41 (nl Hurst 4 ti at Mi tit resole ifl ere no lief I
Milwaukee Nieves 2D at Kansas City (D (at kson I 5) (nl Baltimore (Belt 4 K al California (Sutton 2 4>
ihnson I 3l at Oakland I Plunk I Ii
‘O Hudson 6 I)) at Seattle Minyan I
Thursday s Games
Pittsburgh IO Sari Diego 3 Giro irmati IO. Montreal 9 Philadelphia 6 Atlanta 4 Houston 5, New York 4
Today s Games
Atlanta iPuleo 0 Oi a* Pittsburgh (Taylor OO).
I 'S Angeles 'Zaten/uela 4 ll at Montreal ITibbs 3 4», (n)
Sat Francisco IKrukow 1 3l at New Tork (Fernandez 4 2). (nl
San Diego (Whitson 4 4- ar Philadelphia (Pawley 2 2', (rn Chicago Maddu> I Zi at Houston (Darwin 2 2), (n)
Cincinnati iPower 3 11 at St Louis (Co* 3 11, In)
Reds IO, Expos 9
Lm Hi** second straight night and third time this season Cincinnati >ui gcd back I rom a deep hole to beat th* .Montreal This time, tin* Reds stored five runs with two outs in til** ninth inning tor a 10 9 v ictory I lairs day night
Pirates IO, Padres 3
Pittsburgh continued its torrid int ting against Hi** Padres, who have lost right of their last nine games despite averaging V ■ runs a game ova l that span San Diego is 8 28. the worst record iii tin* majors, and J 15 on the road
Phillies 5, Braves 4
Alike Schmidt and Juan Samuel had two run homers and .1**11 Stone singled iii Hi** winning run in the seventh inning
Blue Jays 16, Twins 4
Lloyd Moseby and Tony Fernandez drove iii four runs each and Toronto i ipped 20 hits in routing Minnesota
I fie Blue Jays ripped four pitchers for season highs in runs and hits and beat Hi** Twins for th** ninth straight
White Sox 4, Indians 3
Carlton Fisk singled home the win mug run w itti one out in the ninth inn mg as host Chicago defeated ( leveland and ended a seven game losing streak
Donnie Hill drew a leadoff walk in tit** ninth from Rich A **tt I 2 and Oz /i** (iuillen sacrificed Fisk then singled off Ernie ( ama* ho
Colonial 2nd round delayed
FOR T WORTH AP Heavy overnight rain flooded portions of the Colonial Country (Jut) course Friday and forced a delay iii the start of the second round ut Hr* >800.000 Colonial National Invitation Tournament Second-round play was to start at h a rn., but was delay ed until noon Tournament officials said about tour inches of rain flooded some greens, tees, fairways and bunkers, and made the course unplayable early Friday
The forecast called tor possible showers and thundershowers in the afternoon
Pacers' Person Rookie of Year
INDIANAPOLIS AP' Chuck Person just wanted the respect of tans and opposing players when he came to the NBA last year as the first round draft pick of the Indiana Pacers Now. after playing against the toughest com petition in 82 games and earning the league s Rookie of the Year aw ard, Person has both “Respect has to be there before stardom." Per son said Thursday atter being named the league’s best rookie.
The 6 foot 8 220 pound forward from Auburn refused to back down against the leagues established players taking defensive assignments against players such as Boston s Lairy Bird and Atlanta’s Dominique Wilkins “You can t go out and tie pushed around, or you won t have any impact in this league Person said "Now the players respect me I hey ll have to make a few adjustments when they play the Pacers now "
Person s name was booed by Indiana fans w hen he was drafted as a surprise pick by General Manager Donnie Walsh, but he soon turned jeers to cheers as lie became the team s leading scorer and clutch player
Person started 78 games and averaged 188 points a game as the Pacers went 41 41 in the regular season
Person is the third NBA Rookie of the Year coached by Jack Ramsay Ramsay also coached Buffalo’s Bob McAdoo in 1973 and Ernie DiGregorio in 1974
Richardson not reinstated
NEW YORK (AID The NBA refused to reinstate Micheal Ray Richardson despite Richardson's contention that Ins former drug counselor caused him to relapse into cocaine use and resulted in his ban from the NBA.
Richardson was banned for life by the NBA on Feb 25. 1988. atter testing positive for cocaine for the third tune Under the league’s policy, a player gets two chances then is banned, although he can apply for reinstatement after two years
Richardson has since filed a malpractice suit against Dr Russell Ferstandig. his former drug counselor, claiming that Ferstandig caused the relapse
Crpytoclearance now on outside
BALTIMORE ( AP» Cryptoclearance, jostled and bloodied in the Kentucky Derby, would appear to have a clear w ay home in Saturday’s Preakness Stakes
Most trainers agree that the post position means little with a field of nine for the I 3-18 mile second leg of the Triple Crow n for J year-olds But Scotty
Schulhofer. Cryptoclearance’s trainer didn't want to be No I again 'Uh* luck of the post position draw Thursday gave tile come from behind son of Fappiano the outside post where it should Im* easier to avoid traf fie problems.
“Yeah, I’m happy with it,” trainer Scotty Schulhofer said “It s a lot better than before lf I got the No I pill again. I d think they were gang mg up on me "
In the May 2 Derby. Cryptoclearance left from the No I post and was quickly pinched in along the rail by the heavy traffic of 17 horses before rallying to finish fourth Cryptoclearance was made the Preakness’ ear ly third choice at 7-2 behind Kentucky Derby w in ner Alysheba. 7-5, and Derby runner up Bet Twice, 3-1
Ex-Mustang says rumors a hoax
DALLAS (AP) A former Southern Methodist University student says he spread bogus rumors of organized prostitution and academic cheating within the university ’s athletic department as part of a "disinformation campaign The Dallas Times Herald reported in a copyright story today that Kevin L Lerner contacted news organizations with his hoax to cloud the controversy over recruiting violations that had led the NCAA to ban SMU s 1987 football season Lerner. 30, told the newspaper he was the anonymous caller who began calling the news media in mid-March after Gov Bill Clements disclosed that he and other SMU trustees had authorized continued illicit payments to SMU football players even after the school had been placed on probation
New Braunfels post Suzanne Byrne signed a letter of-mtent
to continue her basketball career at Texas Lutheran College in Seguin on Thursday With Byrne are Lady Bulldog Coach Lana Urbanek. and Unicorn Coach Patsy Davis (Photo by Deryl Clark)
UT has advantage at SWC tournament
AUSTIN APi The Texas Longhorns should have the lith an nual Southwest Conference baseball tournament all wrapped up on the strength of friendly surroundings that is, if the trend in recent tour naments holds up In the past four years, the host team of the tournament has taken the championship af three different sites, with 'texas winning in both 198J and 1984
Last season Texas AAM hosted and won a weather shortened tourna merit while Arkansas captured the 1985 championship in Fayetteville The last visiting squad to win a tour nament was the 1982 Longhorn team which defeated Houston 10-5 in the finals at College Station Today’s action starts at t JIO p rn CUT when Arkansas. 44 12, meets Texas AAM 4118 The Razorbacks will start junior lefthander John Cebuhar 8-1. while the Aggies will send senior righthander Gary Geiger, 112. to the mound In regular season play, the Razorbacks swept the Aggies in three games In the second game of the double header, which is scheduled to start at 7 p rn., Texas, 51 9, will face Houston.
36 20 The Longhorns will go with junior righthander Curt Krippner w ho has not lost in 11 decisions in 1987 and has a I 74 earned run average The Cougars w ill counter with their own junior righthander Woody Williams, who is 3-1 When Williams is not pitching, he is the Cougar s starting shortstop The Longhorns swept the Cougars in three games during the regular season
Home field advantage or not, visiting coaches agree that No I ranked Texas is the favorite in the four team field “I don’t know how you could pick anyone else - if vou re into picking,” said Texas AAM Coach Mark
Johnson whose Aggies are ranked loth “They are the No I team in the nation whether they are playing at home or not ”
The Cougars will be the first to test the home field theory
“Playing Texas in front of that crowd will be a real test of our skills and concentration " said Cougar Coach Bragg Stockton “Most people don’t realize it but the crowd really helps them lf you don't concentrate on what you re there for you can definitely tie distracted "
Arkansas Coach Norm DoBriyn. whose team finished second to Texas in the regular season standings by only on** game and is ranked fourth in the nation agrees that the Longhorns are the team to beat but doesn't rule out a surprise ending
“Texas has got to be the favorite based upon that 1 playing at home),” he said “But if a team gets hot, that may carry them through the tournament and I can see any team winning it "
“We know these teams and our players respect them ” said Longhorn Coach Cliff Gustafson "I don t think our players have the attitude that it’s going to be easy Houston played us tough here a couple of weeks ago I am more concerned with how our players are going to do ”
Unicorn to Lady Bulldog