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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 9, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas Sports Page 10 Herald-Ze/fung. New Braunfels Texas Friday. October 9. 19873rd Canyon-SV match crucial for both teams The third, and perhaps most crucial, meeting between the Smithson Valley and Canyon volleyball teams takes place this afternoon The series stands at one match apiece, and if past history is any indication, today's meeting could be the best Smithson Valley took the honors in the first meeting, downing the Cougarettes 15 8. 9 15, 15-13 to win third place at the Fraulein Volleyfest at Canyon Gym back in late August The Rangerettes trailed 12-5 in the third game of the match but rallied to even their season record at six games apiece The second meeting, at Smithson Valley’s gym, counted in the district standings and Canyon came home with a 16-14. 14-16, 15-9 win The match was marked by remarkably long volleys and sparkling play As Hangerette Coach Louise Davidson sais afterwards. “It’s one of those that you hate to *-ee anybody lose ’’ The defeat was the second in as many district matches for Smithson V alley, but since then the Rangerettes have gone 5-1 in 13-4A play, falling only to front running New Braunfels Canyon has continued to play well and owns second place in the district with a 6-2 mark, one full game ovei the third-place Rangerettes A Smithson \ alley win would pull the two teams even while a Canyon victory would make things awfully tough for the Rangerettes’ playoff hopes New Braunfels is more than halfway through doing what most district coaches thought no team would do this season go undefeated The 8-0 Unicorns host Boerne this The home-court advantage has not Canyon-Smithson Valley series (Phot' afternoon, a team they defeated 15 6 15-6 in their first meeting In its eight district matches New Braunfels has only had to play the third game once, that being against Tivy on Sept 25 The Unicorns are 23 3 on the season and are getting close to clinching their first playoff an field pearance sn vanted to Austin Both the and Cany or cites begin freshmen a Ne p n Big doings in 13-4A Hays-Clemens, NB-Boerne highlight games two teams with strong playoff hopes will collide in Mountain City tonight as the Hays Rebels host Schertz Clemens in a key District 13-4A matchup The Rebels have lost just one game all year their district opener against Boerne and look to kt*t*p their playoff hopes alive tonight against the Buffaloes Clemens is looking more and more like the team to beat in the district. having won all four of its games, three by shutout In district play, the Buffaloes have beaten Smithson Valley and Fredericksburg by a combined score of 58 o Hie Harris Rating Service has also taken note of the Buffaloes Follow ing last week s w in over Smithson \ illey and th* tie between Kerrville Vi\> and Boerne Harris now rates Clemens as til*' best team in the district and the 12th best in the state The Rebels offense has t>een hampered by turnovers in most of its games but the defense has caused JU'-’ as many turnovers Hays spotted Frederic ksburg a 7 0 lead midway through the set ond quarter last vu***k before scoring lo points in a 24 second span before the half on the ' 'lemons piles! up nearly 4*t» yards of rushing against smith son Valley last week stopping th* Buffaloes may bt* inqxtssible but the Refuels will have to » oat ain them to kt*ep the Clemens was a 23 7 winner last year arni ire a lo point pick to repeat flus t me In what look* bkt1 a potential mismatch Lockhart travels to Kerr v die to play the I iv y Antlers I ivy should be ready to get back on th* vino ng track .bt**r hieing held to District 13-4A District IJ 4 A Football Standings SEASON Team w L T PF PA Clemens 4 0 0 133 9 Hex* rn** 4 0 I 146 13 Ti vy 3 0 I 95 33 Hays 4 I 0 117 58 Smithson V alley 3 2 ti 64 68 New Braunfels 2 2 0 47 61 lax'khart 9 3 ti 75 HU Canyon I 4 ti 34 86 Fredericksburg DISTRICT 0 5 0 37 94 Clemens 2 0 0 58 0 BcX* ITX* 1 ti I 50 13 Kerrville Tivy I 0 I 40 20 Hays 2 I 0 58 37 Smithson V alley 2 I ti ss 54 New Braunfels I I ti 17 jry Dx khart I 2 0 26 54 ('an von 0 3 ti 6 31 Frederic ksburg 0 3 I oday s Games Bix-rne at New Braunfels Fredericksburg at Canyon Clemens at Hays Dx khan at Tivy Smithson A alley idle ti 14 59 a draw against B***me last week Th** Antlers have eight starters returning on defense and have as talented an offensive backfield as can be found in I I LA Ixx khart is not a team that can tie taken too lightly however especially with running backs Michael spruieil and K I, McIntosh I he Lions may not be t*n> adept at long sustained drives but they can score without warning from any w here on t he f leid I ivy won last year s game .CL* ami are picked by 27 points this year In games involving local teams txdh I anyon and New Braunfels are at home tonight New Braunfels hosts Boerne in another kev matchup especially for the Unicorns, who already have a district loss to Tivy The tie between Boerne and Thy last week opens things up for the other teams, but it is safe to say New Braunfels w ill have to do well tonight to have a chance of safely defending its district title New Braunfels has had an extra week to prepare for this meeting with an off week last Friday Boerne surprised some people last year in its first season as a Class 4A school and has not shown any sign of slipping back With a bruising runn mg game and a defense that did not surrender any points until last week s 13 13 tie the Grey hounds have proven they art* a major force in Uh* district In one of the most important gamev of last season the Unicorns downed Boerne 2712 This time however the Greyhounds are a 6 point pick Canyon hosts Fredericksburg in a game that features two teams which have so far had disappointing seasons Canyon has had good defensive ef forts against Westlake New Braunfels I xx’kb art ami B«x*me but not go**! enough to earn w ms The of fease has sputtered looking sharp one drive ami anemic the next Fredericksburg has suffered through an o 5 season so far The Billies lack a game breaker type player Nut like the Billie teams of the past there is an abundance of ag gressiveness ami tradition The Cougars nipped Fredericksburg 74 last year Che game could t»e as close this time Harris rates th** game as a toss up smithson \ alley after suffering its first district loss to Clemens last w**ek is idle tonightSt. Louis may lose Pendleton as series moves to SF SAN FRANCISCO AP I he s' Lou's Cardinals, already limping without slugger Jack Clark rn their lineup, may also be minus a second cog for Game 3 of the National League's playoffs Third baseman Terry Pendleton sprained his left ankle while working out Thursday at Candlestick Park X rays were taken at a hospital, and Pendleton s availability for to day s game against the San Francisco < Pants w as in doubt Almost more -o than with Clark par Uvularly on defense, the injury deal? St Louis a crippling blow National League Manager Whitey Her jog announced earlier Thursday that rigid hamier Danny Co* would tx- unable to pitch (.ame as Iy Th* As E AGUE 'uesda * v soc tared CHAMPI Game Ult* ch* Wed ne sd ay s Ga* pitch** v sc la silt t od of Cos ill neck I ame I H J«a* M.igi ' or pia T od; Th* d Pend I et* until 1X11 it who [mal of d hatted >f th 286 natl ahsen and totaled lo* until agu bv an I Thursday us recovering . was to have ta* taken to rookie left lark who hit HBI before ankle injury dr man ami Tonv Pima are st I. only every day players who bal from the right sale PetailetiWi is one of six St I xxi I' 'Witch hitters Peru tin- team' regular * atelier alsu played some at first bus** If Pena shifts there and landeman moves from first lo right field the 'witch hitting < Kjuemk) would tx- at third ami Steve luke a rigid hamksi hitter would stx*U Pena as * atehrr Fvery day be gets a little bit tilter but that s 'till not gtxxl enough Hen ctg said of Clark who has tx*en undertung dally treat merit for his ankle injury I could use him to pinch hit That s as far as I d go with himTwins go two games up on Tigers! Local capsules I MINNEAPOLIS AP Jack Moi ris had never lost to the Twins in Min nesota And during this American League season, Doyle Alexander had not lost to any one any w here But both lietroit rigid handers met their demise in the American League playoffs with the Twins taking a 20 lead over lh** Tigers in the b* t of seven series “We defimtelv feel good about what s happened the last two days said Minnesota s Tom Brunansky, whose second inning RHI double broke the ice against Morris in Thursday night's 6-3 victory in Game 2 “We beat two of the best in Doyle Alexander and Jack Morris ” said Dan Gladden, whose two out, two run single in the fourth put the Twins up 5-2. “I think that shows a little bit of tile character of the Minnesota Twins ” Alexander, Wednesday’s H-5 loser, was 90 iii the regular season after the Tigers acquired him Aug 12 from Atlanta He was 2-0 against the Twins, as was Morris the wmn ingest pitcher of the 1980s. who had been 11*0 in Minnesota including h o in the Met radome < in paper, it had seemed the Tigers American League Bz The A; located Press LE AG JF CHAMPIONSHIP SFWIES Wednesday s Game Miitm aazjvt'Jkti I Ic** rf sit \ Thursday 's Game Minnes ota » Detroit * Minnesota leads series 24) Saturda, s Game Mum**' ota Straiter H Ii at Detroit Sunday s Game Minnesota at I*elroit Monday' s Game VI mix- Alta at I >e! run Wednesday s Game I let roil : at Minnesota Thursda ys Game DetroK I at .Minnesota were favored and the Twins veer** in trouble Paper doesn’t win games, said Morris who had said before tin game that he desperately wanted to win to prove that Twins Ejective Vice President Andv MacPhail erred in not signing hun Last December the St Paul native had come to town wearing his full length black mink coat and offering to join the Twins as a $2 million free agent The AL Fast champion Tigers are counting on their prowess at Tiger stadium a *4 ■. * .urn re league leading **> 23 home and Minnesota s sharpy ro. Af 29*52 the AL West < Tw ins had th** Aor st rood s. any division winner in t history I don’t think we re got swept in IM*trod.    .said right hander Bert BKU* allowed seven tuts iii 7 I Thursday I think we there After today suave day will meet Saturday at 12 O', at Tiger Stadium fot Gan nesota rookie Iz*s Stroker face ladron right hander fell I <10 (lame 4 is sc bi Sunday night and ti ai necessary would tx Alo? noon Despite needing t«> take f games to prevent th* I winning their first Ai. per 1965 Detroit Mmag* ? M u son remained calm ‘ I don’t think I ii '.hoe? ii said im not SUK! Jai Morris who * i, . Si contract from th** I lgers bon after no team would d th*' pitch tie threw to vt itll I -A TI CM it As I t i f hl* st*moth ntch Lauder a 191 hitter during Hie season who was o for 3 with two strikeouts Wednesday lined a two TUI. Ut..fee to left field putting Pie Twins ahead foi good at 3 2 File it -»t of Loudlier s contribution cam* o* fefens** where he caught Plyleven and guide*! th** curvehaller th? augh a rocky start Bly lev en wIkj led Pi** majors in homers allowed with **• had put the Twins in a 20 hole by yielding (diet Lemon s two run horner in the top of the second * Mice he settled down Ta* retired IM of 3* batters as the Twins built him a I**.el Ida* two fourth inning runs that came on Gladden ■-> hit were set up by Randy Bush s single and steals of both second and third bases After Kent tirtx-k s solo tanner in tilt* fifth put Minnesota up 6-2 BIyIe v en surrendered Leu Whitaker - line drive homer in the eighth He then gave up a single to Darrell Evans and was removed to a standing O' ition from the largest c rowd ever to watch a baseball game in Pm s* ie of Minnesota >5,245 Talks continue for 5th-straight day TYSONS CORNER, Va. (AP) As talks design ed to end the NFL strike continued for the fourth straight day, union officials painted an optimistic picture while management remained cautiously unenthusiastic Union chief Gene Upshaw and management head Jack Ionian were to resume negotiations to day. Day 18 of the strike, after a lengthy session that began Thursday morning and ended early ta day Neither side would say how long the session lasted During tile marathon meeting Donlan and Up shaw touched upon many of the major issues, rn eluding free agency, guaranteed contracts, pension and severance pay. The only issues that the sides could agree upon, however, were minor ones such as club disiplme, player security and the retention of player benefits Not since Hie negotiations began had the two sides met for four straight days, a fact that left the NTL Players Association hopeful that i ettle merit could stain tx* reached “Gene thinks the talks have been fruitful and productive, ’ NFLPA assistant director Doug Allen said “Both sides have demonstrated Pi** flexibility lo discuss the concerns of the other Gene remains encouraged by the pace of the negotiations ” But Management Council spokesman John Jones convey ed a different more stoic message “A difference of opinion remains on many ma jor issues.” he said ‘ This is not an overnight pro cess, and the characterization of it as such not on ly misleads the players but the public as well We're trying to tx* realistic,” Jones said “Tile prix'ess is not moving as rapidly as some members of the union say it is. ” If Upshaw and Donlan had their disagreements, Jones and Alien were no different They couldn’t even agree on how many topics had tx*en solved Allen said five and Jones said four On til** critical subject of ti**** agency Jones claimed the union was standing by its demand for total freedom loc a player sometime iii his career, a demand management has insisted it will not Allen would not rategori/e the talks on free agency But Im* did -ay I pshaw has not deviated from Ins promise made to the union s player reps Tuesday morning that he would not would not let one issue stand in the way of an agreement J wo other issues have popped up since the tx*ginning of the strike and Ixith could prove to tx* major obstacles The players want the games featuring replace ment players to tx* dropped from the standings Owners want the new contract to run at least six years The ow ners have insisted that Hie games, which almost certainly will be held this Su/tday and Mon day for a second week w iii count in the standingsGreyhounds Unicorns over, do* net a1 St** Hr a unlet* . ovn MaUMup Boerne to in district Spot Lav! ««a* Sr* Braunfels J bort tx- rj art* B*x*rtx* tx-d Tis > It! Nev* Braun!**!* was. idle Gamt nota* K.x-rne tome* mlo naught ' gam** having given ap univ I points all o axon arx! turning off an emotional deadlock agama! Kerrville Tivy Sex Br aunfels ha' had two week' to prepare the (.revhuuiRi.s aho could eavuv tx- m for a letdown Neither team .Sa*' anything larto They both xiii trv to establish a runn mg game using a variety of lormalxmk and a variety of ix-rvomx-f The I nu urns tori it is imperative toe*** Ute perfectly against tlx* t.reytxxmd defenn* and not yield the big play to the urey fxxtnd offense A tug play early in the game is aha! the t nu urns will nerd to spark them arx! make the i»revhtxuxis play catchup arx! get out of their ground oriented attack Players to watch A healthy Danny Ama h,! mille New Braunfels backfield is tlx- sorely needed outside running dimension Ox-1 attorns have txxsird It mav tx- a hxigL go for dx* I rut oms running inside against the front four of the Greyhound defensive lux- Top ‘logs on the ‘.rryhotuxi tk-fensr are 21. pound defenslSe end Mike Davis and 19-’ pourxf barba* ker Jtihn T .os Ix-r Torrrn McCoy .s Ihr arak sitlr I suet .a. her anti lf die I nieoms get past hun free safely John t tx ker ai si strung valets Russe. langt«*m are hard hitters rn the secondary (rn offense the i. rev Im Rinds have three jut* plus pourxf linemen that strutiy fire off straight ahrad arxl try to bury the defense into submivmm I ntcoro quarterback « had Schneider may tx* forced to go to the air arxl hr will no d*»ubt iuuk for Jeff Bryan and Kodnry Holland to make things happen Local intones None Billies Cougars ft Matchup I- ledernkshurg u 5 overall u3 in district atCanyon I 4 overall 0- 3 in district i, Hp rn Last yea* Canyon 7 T mk-nchxbur gn Last week Canyon bad lo Dx khan 7 6 Fredericklxirg w as defeated by Hay* S3 7 Game notes Both team s have had disap(xiuitmg seasons so far Things tumrd sour for Fredericksburg early when it lost its toy* ruiux-r Derrick Dr it rich to an in jury in the first scrimmage Three of th*- five Billie losses have bren bv a touchdown or leas Fredericksburg has scored the drat touchdown in each of its last two games Canyon has been sporadic all season playing well despite losses lo New Braunfels and li*x*rne and looking poor against Westlake laxkhart and Del Valle Tile Cougars have sunendered only 12 points in dx* second half all season Canyon s downfall has tx*en the se* ond quarter when it has tx*en outscored 52-4 The two teams are al the bottom ol the District 134A standuigs so a win is important lo both clubs It will tx- Homecoming tonight at Cougar Stadium Players to watch la-slie Klaerner a IMI pound senior could be the Billie* best all around athlete leading the defense (rom his middle linebacker position and the offense from dx* fullback slot Tight end Heath Cretiwelge is a favorite target for senior quarterback Michael J atsch Steven Sanchez a 246 pound three year defen Hive tackle, is Frederickburg s anchor on the lux* The big key for Canyon will be whether the offensive lux* can create holes (or running backs Chad A us! in and Kelly Mulhollan and give quarterback Steven Summers enough time to find an open receiver The Cougar defense has actually played better against the better teams and must guard against a letdown tonight Local intones Besides the usual bumps and bruises the Cougars are healthy No new injuries to report ;