New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 16, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas
Rangers land 9 players on 26-3A
Nine Smithson Valley football players were named to the District 26-3A all-district list released this week.
Wide receiver Butch liegeman, a senior, was the Rangers’ sole representative on the first team.
Four other seniors were named to the second team, including running back Darren Gray, offensive lineman John McKown, defensive lineman Leo Ramirez and defensive lineman Butch Lehmann. Sophomore defensive lineman Preston Janes was also named to the second team.
Three players made the honorable mention list — tight end Chuck Neuman, center Louis Horton and defensive lineman Steve Stohner.
District champion Boerne placed eight players on the first and second teams, while runner-up Bandera had nine.
Randolph, which is dropping down to Gass 2A next season, also had nine on the first two teams. Southside had seven and Cole two.
The team was selected by the district’s coaches.
DISTRICT 26-3A First team offense Quarter beck — Benjy Varn, junior, Randolph.
Running back — James Compton, sophomore. Bandera; Roland Gonzales, senior. Southside; Lance Schladoer, senior. Boerne.
Tigh end — David Schwarz, senior, Bandera.
Wide receiver - Butch Hegeman, senior, Smithson Valley; Steve Parker, senior, Bandera.
Line — Jeff Ott, senior, Bandera; Dyke Ferrell, senior, Bandera; Joe Trevino, senior, Southside; Mike Day, senior, Boerne.
Center — Shane Deike, senior, Boerne.
First team defense Line — Gene Matthews, junior, Bandera; Shane Deike. senior. Boerne; Curtis Braddock, senior, Boerne; Warren Clingon, senior. Bandera; Brian Anderson, junior, Cole.
Linebackers — Kells McGlothan, senior, Randolph; Dyke Ferrell, senior, Bandera; James Grover, senior. Bandera; Joe Guzman. Billy Canavan, senior, Randolph; Brad Cunningham, senior, Boerne Backs - David Bingheim, senior. Randolph; Shane Parker, senior. Bandera; Robert Mayberry, senior. Southside; Trent Taylor, senior, Boerne.
Second team offense
Quarterback — Trent Taylor, senior. Boerne
Running back — Darren Gray, senior. Smithson Valley; George Ruiz, tumor, Southside; Bruce Galliard, junior. Cole.
Tight end - David Phillip, senior, Boerne.
Wide receiver — Edward Galaviz. freshman, Randolph: Tommy
See RANGERS, Page 12A
Wednesday, November 16,1983 iASports
Ripken wins ALS MYP
NEW YORK (AP) - Cal Ripken Jr., Rookie of the Year in the American League just one year ago, was named today as 1963 AL Most Valuable Player, narrowly defeating Baltimore Orioles teammate Eddie Murray in the balloting.
Ripken, 23, completed his meteoric ascension from rookie standout to MVP by leading the American League in hits with 211, runs with 121 and doubles with 47 last season as the Orioles won their first World Series since 1971.
The Baltimore shortstop also placed among the league leaders in batting average (.318), RBI (102), game-winning RBI (17) and slugging average i .517) to go along with his 27 homers.
And. in only his second season, he has earned the reputation as an ironman by being the only player in the league to play every inning of all 162 games this year, extending his streak of consecutive games to 280
‘‘Sometimes it's like living in a small fantasy world, things have happened so fast,'’ Ripken said after receiving the phone call that informed him of the award. “I've been excited all day, even if I was just going to the supermarket to buy a bottle of milk.
‘‘Everyone here has been behind both me and Eddie (Murray), and I think I would have been just as excited for Eddie if he'd won. I’m sure he feels the same way. ”
In balloting conducted by the Baseball Writers Association of America, Ripken received 15 of a possible 28 first-place votes with two votes allocated to each of the 14 American league cities. He was voted second nine times, third three times and fourth once for 322 total points
Ijist year's AL MVP also was a shortstop. Robin Yount of Milwaukee, and, for the second straight year. Murray finished second in balloting. Murray, who hit 306 with 33 homers and 111 RBI, received IO first-place votes and 290 points.
Carlton Fisk of the Chicago White Sox was third with the remaining three first-place votes and 209 points, followed by Jim Rice of Boston with 150 points and Cecil Cooper of Milwaukee with 123 votes.
Ripken said the first phone call he made after learning of the award was to his father, Cal Sr., who, as the Orioles third-base coach, has had a rare opportunity not only to watch but also to help his son's career.
‘‘He was very excited,” Ripken Jr. said rn a telephone interview from Baltimore. “I got a phone call about quarter to ll (p m ), and it was him on the phone, so I know it was on his mind. l,ast year, I didn't get that phone call.
‘‘He was doing some things around the house, and he figured I ought to have heard by now. ••
Unusual Wildcats to test Unicorns in bi-district
By DAVID KING Sport* editor
Odd assortment, this Carrizo Springs bunch
The Wildcats have a tackle with an artificial leg and only two players who weigh more than 200 pounds i one of which shouldn’t, according to the coach).
They also have a quarterback who has thrown for
1.300 yards and 21 touchdowns, a running back who has gained 1,155 yards and a kick returner who has taken six punts in for touchdowns.
Oh by the way, they’re 10-0 — for the first time rn the school's history.
Coach Don Tate’s Wildcats, who face the New Braunfels Unicorns at 7:30 p.m. Friday in a bi-district playoff game at San Antonio's Northside Stadium, are not your standard high school football team.
But they are a good high school football team.
Tate has built a monster with a group of three-year lettermen, a monster that has outscored its opponents 380-72 this season.
“We lost a good running back and a good quarterback who had good games against New Braunfels last year,” Tate said by telephone Tuesday. “But we feel like we’ve replaced them pretty well.”
Indeed. Quarterback Trey Rankin has thrown for
1.300 yards this season and 21 touchdowns, while tailback Joe Ramirez has gained 1,155 yards in IO games.
Rankin has concentrated on two receivers, hitting Jesse Hernandez with 34 passes for 700 yards and Keith Wetzig with 31 for 520 yards.
Wingback Ricky Ceras does what Ramirez and Hernandez and Wetzig do, plus return punts. He’s returned six for touchdowns this season, including a 98-yarder against district runner-up Uvalde two weeks ago.
Oma has 4.5-second speed in the 40-yard dash, while Ramirez had 4.4 speed.
But the key to the Wildcats’ offense this season has been the line, Tate said.
’’We feel likle our offensive line has done a good job for us,” he said. That line includes tackles Barry Brinkley (8-3, 380) and Erasmo Garcia (5-11, 195), guards Gene Rodriguez (5-11, 195) and Reynaldo Orosco (58, 215) and center Gilbert Benavente (8-1, 110).Playoffs 1983
Unicorns vs. Wildcats
Garcia, a semor, has been playing on an artificial leg the last three years.
“He’s a pretty tough kid, pretty determined,’’ Tate noted.
Orosco, who is only a sophomore, is the 200-pounder Tate wishes was a little lighter.
The strength of the line has allowed the Wilcats to diversify their offense this season, as Rankin has averaged 30 passes a game.
“And we’ll throw at just about any tune, from any place on the field,” Tate said.
Defensively, the Wildcats are stout. In fact, their only weakness may bg the fact that five players, including three linemen, go both ways.
“Our middle linebacker, Butch Holley, does a real good job for us defensively,” Tate said. “And our secondary has done a good job as well.”
That secondary has Noel Garza at safety, Don Box at monster, Ceras at cornerback and Wetzig av halfback.
The line has Stephenson at Mike Uriegas at the ends and Brinkley and and Garcia at the tackles.
“We feel like we’re a little stronger on defense than we were a year ago,” Tate said. “Our stats aren’t too realistic because we’ve had a couple of easy games.
“We’ve given up some points toward the end of games and we’ve scored some big-break touchdowns with our defense on blocked kicks and punt returns.
“But our defense has been together for three years, so it definitely ought to be better.”
Tate said the key to the game for the Wildcats would be controlling the ball against the Unicorns defense, which he said “looked like UT’s.”
“We’re very impessed by what we’ve seen of their offense, too,” Tate said. “They’re capable of controlling the ballgame. And that quarterback (Greg Bender) is throwing the ball a whole lot better than I wish he was.”
Carrizo Springs comes into the game unranked in the Associated Press poll but sixth in the Harris Rating System’s Class 4A list.
CHS gets break on schedule
The forces in the universe that make basketball schedules just had a feeling about the Canyon Cougarettes.
Why else would Canyon, which won’t finish volleyball until this weekend, not have a girls’ basketball game scheduled until Dec. I?
Some schools start their schedules Monday, but Cougarettes Coach Philip Endicott is glad Canyon isn t one of them.
“We just felt like we needed some time to get organized,” he said. “We’ll start practicing Monday.”
Canyon may return as many as five players from last year’s varsity, or as few as three.
“We’U just have to wait and see who we’ve got Monday,” he said.
Kim Rittimann, Stephanie Burch, Carol Friedel, Suzie Cuddy and Catherine Morgan, all volleyball players, were on the varsity team last year as juniors. But at least two might not play because of nagging injuries from volleyball season.
Last year’s team, which featured those five players plus two seniors, was 8-13 overall and 56 in district play.
“We really had a pretty good year, especially in district, considering we only had seven players,” Endicott said.
Canyon’s junior varsity team was 14-7. Players off that team who may wind up on the varsity include Leona Soechting, Kelly Landrum, Lauren Burch, Lynn Smeal,Basketball 1983
Sherry Jenschke, Amy Mazy and Chns Brooks.
Junior Laura Facundo is also re-joining the Cougarettes after spending a year in California.
Canyon’s main experience in non-district play will come in tournaments, as the Cougarettes play in their own tournament as well as those at Hays and Dripping Springs.
District 13-4A play opens Dec. 12 at home against New Braunfels.
Dec 13 - Canyon Class*
Doc S — al Boerne
Dec SIO - Mays Tournament
Dec 12 - New B< aunters
Dec is 17 — Oiippmg Sponge Tournament
Dec 19 - at Ftedencksbuig
Jan 2 - Mays
Jan 9 - at Lockhart
Jan 12 - Gonzales
Jan IS - at Kerrville Ttvy
Jan 19 - at New Braunfels
Jan 23 Fredericksburg
Jan 2® at Mays
Feb 2 — Lockhart
Fab S — at Gonzales
Feb 9 — Kerrville Ttvy
Cowboys expecting the works against KC
DALLAS (AP) — Dallas Coach Tom Landry is looking for some trick stuff by one of his former pupils on Sunday The Kansas Gty Chiefs come calling and their coach is John Mackovic, who was an assistant under Landry for two years.
Mackovic was the quarterback coach and even helped Landry call plays.
“I suspect John will have something up his sleeve,” Landry said. “If he doesn’t know us after two years here, he didn’t learn anything.”
Mackovic, in a telephone hookup, said on Tuesday “I may not have any (tricks) left. I’ve used so many of them, they will have a chance to see them on film.”
The Cowboys will get to see a UK of passes. The Chiefs are averaging over 38 passes per game, high in the National Football League.
Mackovic said his passing game is “quite a bit” like the one Landry runs.
He added, “Our running game is different.”
Mackovic said the main thing he has learned from Landry is the “consistency of work. You have a lot of highs and lows in this business, but it was always difficult to judge the good days and the bad days at Dallas.”
“Coach Landry was always the same in the way he prepared a football team," he said.
Mackovic said it was a funny feeling going against his former team.
“I have a lot of special friends at Dallas, and sooner or later I knew we would have to challenge each other,” Mackovic said. “There is an excitement to it for me.” Landry said he felt Mackovic, whose team has a 54 record, would be a success in the NFL.
“He has good temperament and intelligence, gets along with his players and handled them well,” Landry said.
Landry is worried about how slow his team has started in almost every game this season.
StmM photos by John N Stone
Traci Fetch Julie Cappel Shalyn Hall
3 Rangerettes make all-district
Three players from undefeated District 26-3A champion Smithson Valley were named to the all-distnct volleyball team released this week.
Seniors Julie Cappel and Shalyn Hall were named to the first team, while senior Traci Felch was named to the second team. The teams were selected by the district's coaches.
Smithson Valley lost only one game en route to a 10-0 District 26-3A record this season. The Rangerettes were 22-11 overall.
Cappel was the team's top hitter, while Hall was the setter.
District runner-up Southside placed two players on the team, as did Cole, Randolph and Boerne. Three players from Bandera made the team.
The first team was Cappel, Hall, Renetta Brown of Southside, Brenda Miller of Bandera, Tiffany Youngblood of Bandera and Stacy Allen of Boerne.
The second team was Felch, Dora Peoples of Southside, Mary Ellen Gendron of Cole, Kim Cherine of Bandera, Liz Elliott of Cole, Susan Parker of Boerne and Belinda Pustnak of Randolph.