New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 14, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas
Herald-Ziftung, New Braunfels, Texas
Thursday, November 14 1991
Deer weather arrives just in time Rangerettes
Continued from Pig* I
summer and fall, in which she played soccer, basketball and cross country at various times.
“She was an All-American this summer in soccer,** Eubank said. “That really gave her the self-assurance and confidence that a point guard’s going to need. She could always shoot, but she’s really built her confidence as an offensive threat.’*
Dani Barr, who led the JV to a strong season last year, is what Eubank called the team’s spiritual leader.
/’She keeps the kids in line and keeps things focused,’’ she said of
Barr. “Last year, we didn’t have anybody the kids all respected doing that. She keeps everyone focused in the same direction.
“And she's extremely coachable. It’s fun to coach her because she listens, she watches and she does everything you ask her to do.’’
Eubank said the Rangerettes have a lot more confidence this season and a lot more ability, but that they also have a lot to prove.
“We could be really good, we could be really bad,” she said. “We haven’t proven ourselves yet by making the playoffs or being (a factor) in
district. Until we do, we can’t say we’re going to be good.”
But she said the team has the potential to have a lot of success, if the focus and commitment of the players remains steady.
“Individually, our skills have improved tremendously. It's going to be how hard we work as a team. It’s going to take all those extra things . that, so far, they have been more than willing to do.
“I know, in my heart and in ray mind, that I believe in these kids,” she said. “I wouldn’t have come back if I didn’t think they were ready to (succeed). The opportunities are there.”
Clemens wins third Cy Young
By GERALD ALMY Spacial to th* Herald
Fall had been dry and hot. It had been hard to get in the mood for deer season.
But all of that changed a few days before the recent opening day in Central Texas, when a series of cold fronts barreled in horn Canada.
My mood mirrored most hunters’ — and when the weather changed, so did my enthusiasm for the upcoming opener. I arose in the black of night when the first Saturday arrived and found I was actually up an hour earlier than I needed to be. I got some office work done before heading out.
While the hot weather of October had shown little more than docs on the small property I was hunting, I sensed the cold front might make things different this day. It did.
The rut had started, as if overnight. The first deer I saw was a four-point buck. Seconds later, I saw what he was staring at — a doe in estrus. She led the buck across the cedar-dotted hill, then back again, then out of sight. It was too early to settle for a forkhom, so I held fire and continued to watch.
Does and fawns came out next, and it was easy to see the difference. These deer were interested strictly in eating and not courtship.
But another doe soon appeared, trotting swiftly and looking behind her. This single animal might be feeling the urge to breed, I thought, and soon that was confirmed when a larger buck stepped out of the brush.
This deer made the first buck look like a baby. He had a good main beam and eight points, with the last two forming a crab-claw effect. The rack was fairly heavy for a Hill Country buck and looked to be about 14-15 inches wide.
It was a very tempting moment, and I wrestled with the decision whether to harvest the deer or not. I knew he was at least 3'A -years old and might be 4‘A . The habitat I was hunting was not superb, and the chances of the deer developing much better were slim with the heavy-hunting pres-Outdoors
sure the area received. It was surprising, in fact, to see this old of a deer on the property.
But I reasoned that even if he was 414 years, he still had a year of good growth left to reach his full potential. If I let him go, and another hunter or two did likewise, perhaps he would reach his full potential as a heavy-antlered buck. And if he was in fact 3'A -years old, he might even grow for two more years — becoming a truly trophy-class animal.
So far the reasoning sounded good to my inner mind. But then the dilemma became even harder minutes later when a larger buck stepped out — not a lot, but somewhat bigger. His spread was an inch or more beyond his ears on each side. And the rack was taller and a tad heavier.
Now I was really trembling. Part of me wanted to take the deer. After all, hunting deer was why I was out there. The other part of me said, ‘No, let him grow a bit bigger still if his wariness will allow him to.’”
The bucks milled about briefly, then took up the trail of the doe, disappearing in the brush. I had my chances for two good deer and passed them both up. Later, I saw another small buck and more does. But the two big boys were the highlight of the day.
Another time, I might not be so willing to restrain myself. But for now, they had the run of the Edwards Plateau.
BOSTON (AP) — Roger Clemens is only 29, but already he’s thinking of the Hall of Fame, and paving the road to it with the American League Cy Young Award.
In Hawaii with his wife, two sons, his mother and other family members, the Boston Red Sox right-hander received a long distance call Wednesday after completing a round in a celebrity golf tournament.
It was good news with a familiar ring. For the third time since 1986, Clemens won the Cy Young Young Award, easily beating out 20-game winner Scott Erickson of the World Series champion Minnesota Twins.
And, after joining Hall of Fainer Jim Palmer as the only AL players to win the award three times, Clemens immediately trained his sights on another.
“I’m real happy and thankful that all the writers thought I was deserving,” he said in a telephone hookup with the
media in the Red Sox* offices at Fenway Park. “I’m glad it's done. That one is in the bode and I can start working on another one.
“It can only help me maybe down the road to get to Cooperstown. If there’s one thing I do appreciate in getting the award is that it might enable me to get there. And that’s what I'm working to do.”
Clemens, who won the Cy Young with a 24-4 recon) in 1986 and with a 20-9 mark in 1987, finished 18-11 this year, losing his last two starts with the Red Sox out of contention in the final week. However, he led the league in four categories: 271 1-3 innings pitched, a 2.62 earned run average, 241 strikeouts and four shutouts.
In the Baseball Writers Association of America balloting, he received 21 of 28 first-place votes, four seconds and two thirds for 119 points, based on a 5-3-1 system.BrieflyLee’s plans turkey tourney
A 4-man turkey scramble golf tournament is slated for Sunday, Nov. 24 at I p.m. at Lee’s Par 3, located on Klein Rd. The cost is $25 per person and the proceeds will benefit Teen Connection.
To sign up call Larry Blinders at 625-9512 or Lee at Lee’s Par 3 at 620-4653.Ducks banquet Nov. 19
Organizers of the 13th Annual New Braunfels Ducks Unlimited Banquet have set this year’s event for Tuesday, Nov. 19 at the Elks Lodge.
“Invitations have been sent to all past and present local D.U. members. If you would like to attend contact Jean or Betty at Citizens Bank at 629-2265 for ticket information," said Michael Meek, chairman of the local DU chapter.
Tickets this year are again $50, which includes the banquet and a full year’s membership in Ducks Unlimited. Wildlife art, guns and other items will be exhibited in several raffle and auction formats. The purpose of the event is to raise funds for North American wct-lands preservation.Barry’s sponsors contest
Barry’s Under Pass Saloon will again sponsor an arca hunting contest, in which local deer hunters can compete in numerous categories.
Hunters can bring in deer throughout the season, and Barry’s has cold storage space available if needed.
Barry’s will measure and weigh anything brought in, and winners for all of the contest’s categories will be determined at,the end of the season.
Included among the categories is an archery contest for best all-around
Several categories are Comal County-specific, with awards for heaviest buck, most points, widest horn spread and heaviest doe. Those four categories will also be figured on an all-county basis.
The best all-around buck shot by a 12-or-younger hunter will earn a trophy, as will the 65-and-older hunter who brings in the best all-around buck.
There are also contests for best all-around mule deer (any state), heaviest hog and longest-bearded turkey.
Other trophies are available in the human beard-growing contest for best-looking and scroungiesl. There will also be an arm wrestling contest.NBG A alters sign-up plan
The New Braunfels Golf Association is changing its sign-up procedure
for the club’s Saturday golf tournaments.
Members can sign up in the meeting room at the Landa Park golf course any time from the Saturday prior to the tournament until 11 a.m. on Friday, or by calling 625-9881 on Thursday between 5-6 p.m. to play on Saturday.
Pairings will be made on Friday, and a copy will be left at the Landa pro shop. Players will be able to find out their tee times by calling the pro shop (625-3225) on Friday afternoon or Saturday morning.
If you have any questions, contact tournament director Ski Haneiwich at 620-0223.Rec offers volleyball
The New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Department is offering open-play volleyball at the Lamia Rec
Center on Tuesday evenings.
Play begins at 7:30 p.m., and it is supervised by Steve Serna. The fee for the program is $1 per person, and anyone is welcome to attend. For more information, please call 620-PLAY.Taekwondo at Rec Center
The New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Department is cosponsoring taekwondo and self-defense classes this fall with San Marcos Taekwondo.
Taekwondo is a martial art that develops a person both physically and mentally, while enhancing selfesteem. This program will benefit people of all ages.
Classes are now in session at the Landa Recreation Center. Class times are 6:15 p.m. for children ages 6-11 and 7:15 p.m. for ages 12-adult. Clas
ses will meet every Monday and Thursday.
The fee for this program is $38 per month, with $20 for a second family member and $15 for a third. A uniform is required and may be purchased through the instructor. To register, call the Landa Rec Center. For more information, call 620-PLAY or 620-KICK.Water works classes
Water works classes are currently offered at the Hill Country RV Park.
The classes will take place in an indoor heated pool, and sessions will run three times a week. There will be evening sessions on Mondays and Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. and a Saturday class at 9 a.m.
For more information, call instructor Candace Wells at 625-4416.
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