New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 2, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas
Wednesday, November 2,1983 IGADenny captures NL Cy Young award
NEW YORK (AP) - John Denny, who turned his career around last season to become the winningest pitcher in the National League, was named the winner of the NL Cy Young Award today.
Denny, 30, posted a 19-6 record in helping the Philadelphia Phillies win the NL East division title. It was the best season of the right-hander’s nine-year career and came directly after a year in which he was 6-11 with the Cleveland Indians and 0-2 with the Phillies, who acquired him on Sept. ll, 1962, to help them chase the East flag.
He faltered in that short stint but made up for it in style in 1983. In 242 2-3 innings, Denny registered a 2.37 earned run average (second in the league), struck out 139 and walked 53 while hurling seven complete games.
Denny was a landslide winner in the balloting by 24 members of the Baseball Writers Association of America — two from each of the league’s 12 cities. He received 20 first-place votes and 103 points in outdistancing Cincinnati’s Mario Soto. Denny appeared on 21 of the 24 ballots cast.
Following Soto, who was 17-13 for the last-
place Reds and led the league in complete games with 18, was New York Mets reliever Jesse Orosco. Soto collected 61 points and had two first-place votes, while Orosco had one first-place selection and 19 points. Orosco, a left-hander, was 13-7 with a 1.47 ERA and 17 saves.
The other first-place vote went to Montreal’s Steve Rogers, who fourth with 15 points.
Pittsburgh's Larry McWilliams (seven points), Phillies reliever Al Holland (four), Atlanta rookie Craig McMurty (three), Bob Welch of the Dodgers (two), Nolan Ryan of the
Astros (one) and reliever Lee Smith of the Chicago Cubs (one) also received votes. The writers voted for three pitchers, with five points awarded for first place, three for second and one for third.
Denny began his major league career with St. Louis and was 51-46 for the Cardinals before being dealt to Cleveland on Dec. 7,1979. He had a 24-23 record with the Indians and even re-signed with them prior to the 1982 season after becoming a free agent.
When the Phillies were searching for added pitching in the 1982 pennant chase, they sent
three minor leaguers to Cleveland for Denny. But he pitched poorly and was considered the Phillies’ No. 4 starter when the season began.
However, with Philadelphia’s other starters either hurt or faltering, Denny became the team’s stopper, at one point winning seven straight decisions.
He was 13-1 following the All-Star break and
6-0 in September, when the Phillies took charge of the division.
He also was the winning pitcher in the Phillies’ only World Series victory.
Dodge named AP
AUSTIN (AP) — Texas coach Fred Akers loves a ‘’competitor” on the football field, but he says Longhorn quarterback Todd Dodge may carry it too far in testing his 170-pound body against much larger defenders.
Nevertheless, Akers has had little but praise for Dodge the past two weeks as the Port Arthur junior has relieved starter Rob Moerschell and helped No. 2-ranked Texas remain undefeated at 7-0.
Dodge, who lost the starting job when he suffered a shoulder separation in pre-season, threw a 7-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter as Texas edged Southern Methodist 15-12 on Oct. 22 and had an even better relief effort against Texas Tech last Saturday.
Akers replaced Moerschell with Dodge late in the second half, and in less than two quarters the former all-stater generated 234 yards total offense, throwing for 118 yards and scoring on a 12-yard bootleg as Texas overcame a 3-0 deficit to win 20-3.
Dodge had the Texas offense in such high gear that the longhorns did not have to punt rn the second half.
For his performance, The Associated Press selected Dodge as the offensive player of the week in the Southwest Conference. Akers on Tuesday announced that Dodge would start Saturday against Houston.
Baylor sophomore safety Johnny Subta of Odessa was chosen as the top SWC defensive player after intercepts g a pass and making 14 tackles in Baylor’s 24-18 victory over Tulane.
"I thought Dodge came in and did a very good job," said Akers. ‘‘He handled the ball well and. for the most part, threw the ball well. ”
CHS trips Marshall, sets playoff match
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Canyon's Ida Alvarado goes to the floor to make a save during Tuesday's match
By DAVID KING Sports editor
Calling Tuesday's Canyon-San Antonio Marshall volleyball match just a warm-up would be like calling Ralph Sampson just another rookie.
Canyon and Marshall put on a volleyball show befitting two district champions, and when the last leather pounded the floor, the Cougarettes had won 15-11, 13-15, 17-15 at the Canyon gym.
Boy. did we get something out of that,” an exuberant Coach Donna Boehle said of the match
'Boy, did we get something out of that,” an exuberant Coach Donna Boehle said of the match.
lf nothing else, the Cougarettes got good preparation for Thursday’s bi-district playoff with Uvalde. That match will be Thursday at 7 p.m. at South San High School rn San Antonio.
But the Cougarettes also seemed to find the stride they hit about two weeks ago, when they clinched the District 13-4AUtle.
• We’ve been working really, really hard to make ourselves be aggressive the way we were all year on offense and defense,” Boehle said "And to beat somebody of that caliber, we had to have played that aggressive."
Marshall, the champion of District 26-5A, was a hard-hitting, hard-serving team that kept up the pressure all night "I bet they were surprised to see that many come back up off the floor,” Boehle said. They figured a lot of those were down.”
Canyon just kept digging the ball up — and hitting it back The Cougarettes registered 41 kills in the match to go with IO blocks and seven aces.
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taking control behind a strong server or a hard hitter, the Cougarettes would battle back.
The Cougarettes raced out to an 11-4 lead in the first game, but the Rams got hot and fought back to make it 13-11, the last two points coming on Canyon nustakes forced by hard serves.
But Nancy Tieken came up with a kill to win the serve. Monica Kneg served an ace and Marshall made a mental mistake to give Canyon the game
The teams bounced back and forth in the second game, with Marshall finally getting the upper hand with some good serving late in the game.
Canyon took an early lead in the third game, lost it. then came back to tie the game at 14 on a kill by lacuna Soechting and take the lead on one of Soechving's six blocks
Marshall tied the score at 15 on a close-call ace, but then Soechting, who finished with ll kills to go with the blocks, drilled one down to give Cany on the lead A Rams return went long on the next point, and Canyon had the match.
"We used good sene tonight with our kills; we had some off-speed ones and some dinks and some real power ones,” Boehle said
Soechting and Stephanie Burch led the team in kills with ll. Suzie Cuddy had IO, while Kneg had 19 assists.Local teams fill out 1984 football schedules
Barring unexpected shocks from outside or inside, all three local high schools have filled out their schedules for next football season.
And full schedules they are.
Canyon and New Braunfels will have three new teams out of five non-district dates, while Smithson Valley will have four new opponents in five contests.
Possibly the highlight of the schedules will be the renewal of the Comal Bowl game between Canyon and Smithson Valley. The two Comal 1SD schools will play Sept. 21 at Cougar Stadium.
Canyon and New Braunfels were left scrambling this weekend when Gonzales dropped from Class 4A to 3A in the University Interscholastic League’s realignment, since
the UIL didn t replace the Apaches in District 13-4A.
So both Troy Burch and J un Streety were left with an extra non-district date to fill.
Gonzales came to the rescue in both schedules, as Canyon will play the Apaches in Gonzales the opening night of the season and New Braunfels will probably play the Apaches here the third week of the season.
In a way. the UlL's realignment helped out by creating two zones in District 14-4A, meaning that those teams would also need non-district games the fourth and fifth weeks of the season.
New Braunfels filled out its fourth and fifth weeks with Alamo Heights and Schertz Clemens of 14-4A, while Canyon will face
Alamo Heights the fifth week of the year.
Canyon filled its fourth date with Westlake. which, as Streety put it, may win 13-4A before it’s all over. The Chaparrals will play every team in 13-4A but New Braunfels and laickhart next year.
Canyon’s non-district schedule lines up this way: Sept. 7, at Gonzales; Sept. 14, against Del Valle (the sight is still not set); Sept 21, Smithson Valley; Sept. 28, at Westlake (the only 7:30 p.m. game); and Oct. 5, Alamo Heights.
AU of the 13-4A teams wiU take Oct. 12 off, then the Cougars will play KerrviUe Tivy, at New Braunfels, Hays, at Lockhart and at Fredericksburg.
“The best thing about the district schedule is
that we got the long road trips i Kerrville and Fredericksburg) split up,” Burch noted
The sights aren’t aU set, but New Braunfels' non-district schedule lines up this way: Sept 7, Austin Travis; Sept 14, Seguin; Sept 21, Gonzales; Sept 28. Alamo Heights, Oct 5, Schertz Clemens
In district play, New Braunfels will be at Lockhart. face Canyon at home, be at KerrviUe Tivy, face Fredericksburg at home and beat Hays.
“We got a great schedule; I'm tickled to death with it,” Streety said.
Streety was especiaUy happy considering that on Monday, he had only two games set up
“I could faU into a barrel and come out smelling Uke a rose,” he said. “We got a good
schedule without a lot of travel, and we're facing some good competitive schools with good programs.”
Smithson VaUey also has a competitive schedule, but one that won t leave the Rangers completely beat up three games into the season.
The Rangers open the season against District 27-3A teams Somerset and Devine, then face Canyon, Yorktown or Elgin and Holy Cross
Holy Cross is the only carryover from a this year's schedule.
In district play. Suulhson Valley goes to Floresville Oct. 12, meets Boerne at home (Jct. 19, goes to Bandera oct 26, plays Southside at home Nov. 2 and goes to Cole Oct. 9.
- DAVID KING
Blazers stop Gervin, nip San Antonio
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
SAN ANTONIO - No one can remember the last time George Gervin was held to 14 points rn a professional basketball game. His 28.3 career scoring average is second only to Wilt Chamberlain's and he has won the scoring title four years.
But a fiesty Portland Trail Blazer defense handcuffed • Gervin and led the Blazers to a thrilling 126-124 National Basketball Association victory over the San Antonio Spurs Tuesday night.
“Jim Paxson did a great job on Ice (Gervin), although they didn’t seem to go to him much,” said Portland coach Jack Ramsay.
Paxson hit a 22-foot jumper with 47 seconds left in the game to give Portland the final lead. The game was tied 25 times.
After Paxson's basket, Gervin tried to caU a time out, but a pass from guard Johnny Moore hit him in the
face before he could make the signal to the referees.
Portland grabbed the baU on the turnover and ran out the clock.
“It’s important for the older guys (officials) to come back to Hie league. I felt Uke Ice was trying to call time out and they (the officials) wouldn’t call it,” said Spurs rookie coach Mo McHone.
Calvin Natt and DarneU Valentine each scored seven points in the fourth quarter to lead the Blazers at the end.
Spurs forward Gene Banks led aU scorers with 27 points, and also grabbed a game-high IO reboundsPacers 116 Rockets 108
Ralph Sampson, who came within a coin flip of becoming a member of the Indiana Pacers, nevertheless was a hit with the Indianapolis fans.
Sampson had 21 points and 18 rebounds in his second game for Houston, but Butch Carter scored 42
points for Indiana and a crowd of 14,629 at Market Square Arena provided a emotional lift for the Pacers as they beat the Rockets 116-108.
“What a fantastic crowd. Holy smoke, it was incredible,” the Indiana Coach Jack McKinney said. “The crowd had emotion, and from that it permeates to the players and coaches. They helped us out an awful lot.”
Sampson was matched at center against Indiana’s Steve Stipanovich, a
7-footer from Missouri who was tile second player chosen in bist June’s college draft. Stipanovich had 12 points and seven rebounds Tuesday night.
“Steve played very well tonight," McKinney said. “He played good defense and ran the break well and didn’t make any mistakes that I had to correct him for. He is coming along faster than I expected."
But the Pacers’ firepower came from Carter, who matched his career
high, and second-year forward Clark Kellogg, who had 27 points and nine assists.76ers99 Bulls 93
Unbeaten Philadelphia had to raUy at home after scoring only 13 points in the second quarter and traiUng Chicago 53-39 at halftime.
JuUus Erving scored 20 of his 22 points in the second half, including a layup with 2:35 left rn the game to put the 76ers ahead for the first tune. Mavericks 130 Nuggets 124
Mark Aguirre scored 39 points and Rolando Blackman IO of his 22 rn the fourth period as Dallas came from behind for a road victory at Denver.
The Nuggets, who got 28 points from Kila Vandeweghe and 27 from Alex English, led for most of the second half until the Mavericks went on a 21-10 spurt in the fourth period to grab a
122-116 lead.Hawks 95 Bullets 92
Atlanta led by only two points at home with five seconds left, but Johnny Davis’ steal and foul shot preserved the victory over Washington.Kings 116 Warriors 114
Eddie Johnson, who has 79 points rn his last two games, scored 39 points at Kansas City to help the Kings beat Golden State.Nets 125 Cavaliers 113
At East Rutherford, N.J., Otis Birdsong and Albert King both scored IO poults in the third quarter, when New Jersey took control of the game withe 24-7 Areek