New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 9, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas
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Woods goes for second tour victory at Texas Open starting tomorrow
By KELLEY SHANNON
AP Sports Writer
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Tiger Woods has won his first tournament as a pro. Now he’s aiming to quality for the Tour Championship by reaching the top 30 on the PGA money list.
Winning this week’s Texas Open would help him do it, and Woods makes it no secret he's shooting for another victory.
“Every tournament I go to I try to win it flat out That’s it," Woods said Tuesday at La Camera Golf Club. “You don’t ever want to be a loser. You want to be a winner.’’
Woods, 20, won for the first time as a pro when he beat Davis Love III in a playoff to claim victory Sunday at the Las Vegas Invitational and quality for the PGA Tour. It was only his fifth tournament since turning pro.
Each time out, the three-time U.S. Amateur champion has improved his performance. He finished 60th at the Greater Milwaukee Open, 11th at the Canadian Open, fifth at the Quad City Classic and third at the B.C. Open before posting his victory Sunday.
Woods’ winnings total $437,194, placing him 40th on the PGA Tour money list. If he finishes in the top-30 he would qualify for the season-ending Tour Champioaship to be played Oct. 24-27 in Tulsa Okla He likely needs to win about $150,000 in the last two tournaments to make it.
The $1.2 million Texas Open pays the winner $216,000. The tournament begins Thursday at La Camera.
“I’m going to have to play very well,’’ he said. That hasn’t been a problem for Woods this year, who says his continual strong showings, first as an amateur and then as a pro, have kept him motivated.
‘Every tournament I go I try to win flat out. That’s it. You don’t ever want to be a loser. You want to be a win
“I’ve been playing awfully well, and it makes it a lot easier to out there when I’m playing real well,’’ he said.
Reflecting on early hectic weeks as a pro, Woods described his experience as “a whirlwind.”
“It’s been awfully hard — playing a lot, playing more than I usually have in the past,” he said. “The hardest part about being out here is no one is exactly my age.
Favre putting up MYP numbers again
By ARNIE STAPLETON
AP Sports Writer
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Brett Favre, who celebrates his 27th birthday on Thursday, is playing as well as he — and maybe any other quarterback — ever has.
In his last 16 games, counting playoffs, Favre has thrown 49 touchdowns and just seven interceptions.
And that hasn’t come against the league’s lightweights, either.
In one of the finest sustained displays
ever by a quarterback in the NFL began with an unlikely five-touchdown performance against Chicago at Lambeau Field last Nov. 12. Favre was hampered that day by a bum ankle and a reduced game plan that stripped the rollouts and bootlegs at which he excels.
“In that Bears game last year, he was injured and couldn’t do all that wild stuff,” coach Mike Holmgren said. “I told him to let the system come to him. I’d like to think that helped. I think he said, ‘Aha!’”
"If I’ve heard Mike say it once, I’ve
heard him it a million times: ‘Just let the system work for you,’” Favre said. “And if I would do that, I would complete every pass.”
The system is Holmgren’s adaptation of the West Coast offense he picked up in San Francisco, with its varied arsenal of multiple sets and quick slants.
Add Favre, the cannon-armed swashbuckler who brings cockiness, competitiveness and an uncanny knack for aiming busted plays into big gains, and you have a forceful mix that already has spawned one MYP award.
Texas high schooftdotball rankings
DALLAS (AP) — The Associated Press high school football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses. Total points ane based on IO points for a first-place vote through one point for a lOth-place vote, and previous week’s ranking. Voting is by a panel of 20 sports writers and broadcasters.
I. North Mesquite (19)
2. Converse Judson (I)
3. Tyler John Tyler
5. Houston Yates
7. Odessa Permian
8. Austin Westlake
9. Midland Lee
IO. Galena Park N. Shore 5-0-0
Also receiving votes: Duncanville 9, Richardson Lake Highlands 9, Lewisville 7, Beaumont West Brook 3, Edinburg North 3, Copperas Cove 2, Lufkin 2, Arlington Lamar I, Garland I, Harlingen I, SA MacArthur I, SA Madison l.<
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1. Grapevine (12)
2. Waxahachie (2)
3. CC CalaUen (3)
4. La Marque (3)
6. Waco University
8. Clear Brook
Also receiving votes: Terrell 19, Navasota 18, Texas Qty 12, Denison 7, Brownwood 4, Saginaw Boswell 4, Azle 3, Brazosport 3, West Mesquite 3, Friendswood 2, Carthage I, Hays Consolidated I, Highland Park I, Kilgore I, Los Fresnos I, Port Neches-Groves I, Sherman l.<
1. Vernon (16)
2. Columbus (I)
5-0-0 1% I
3-0-1 135 5
4-1-0 116 6
4. Mexia (I)
Also receiving votes: Elgin 16, Medina Valley (I) 16, Kennedale 14, Monahans 14, Ballinger 13, Hitchcock 9, La Grange 6, Ingleside 5, Jourdanton 4, Liberty 4, Abilene Wylie 3, Breckenridge 3, Bridgeport 3, Colorado City 3, Pittsburg 3, Hooks 2, La Vega 2, Newton I, Robinson I.
I. AIU) (19)
2. Celina (I)
IO. East Bernard
Also receiving votes: East Chambers 7, Kerens 6, Spear-
man 4, Ganado 3, Whitewright 3, Bangs 2, Charlotte 2, Hico 2, Roscoe 2, DeLeon I, Grand Saline I, Industrial I, New Diana I, Panhandle I, Tidehaven I, Weimar I.
I. Windthorst (13)
2. Springlake-Earth (5)
3. Celeste (I)
4. Munday (I)
Also receiving votes: Granger 25,
Bryson 6, Tei
Muenster 5, Cross Plains 3, Meridian 3, Nueces Canyon 3, Wink 3, Overton 2, Sudan 2, Agua Dulce I, Alvord I, Bronte I.Red Raiders’ Hanspard running away from Big 12, into Heisman
By MARK BABINECK
LUBBOCK. Texas (AP) — Byron Hanspard’s reaction to his 287-yard rushing performance against Baylor last Saturday mirrored each of his four straight 2(X)-yard games, or his 11 consecutive l(X)-yard games.
First, the licensed minister thanked God. Then he turned to his offensive line, his Texas Tech coaches, his fullback and anyone else who might have helped.
To be sure, Hanspard would honor the waterboy and the mascot hefore basking in his 222.4-yard rushing average, which happens to be second best in the country.
"The line has really been creating opportunities,” Hanspard said. “I can’t give them enough credit.”
Fortunately, plenty of others are willing to heap praise on Hanspard. and some are beginning to invoke the H-word.
“We knew going out there it was going to be a tremendous challenge for us," Baylor coach Chuck Reedy said after Hanspard romped for 347 total yards in a 45-24 Tech victory. “Byron Hanspard would have my vote for the Heisman Trophy, if I had one.”
The Baylor exhibition moved him into second place among Texas Tech’s career leaders in combined running and receiving yards, and his six 200-yard rushing games are
‘Byron Hanspard would have my vote for tho Hoisftian Trophy, if I had one.’
— Baylor coach Chuck Reedy
two more than predecessor Byron “Bam” Morris, now of the Baltimore Ravens.
The junior speedster has added flower to his game this season, something opposing comerbacks have discovered in their ferocious sideline collisions at the conclusion of sweep
“I had the opportunity, maybe the misfortune, in my days at Clemson to face Herschel Walker and George Rogers," Reedy said. “I don’t think I’ve been on the other side of the field against a better back than Hanspard.”
You can guess how Hanspard reacts to all the talk of postseason awards glory.
“If God has the Heisman for me, I will receive it, but my focus is making it to a bowl game,” he said.
Texas A&M coach R.C. Slocum, who has tutored star runners such as Darren Lewis, Rodney Thomas, Greg Hill and Leeland McElroy in his tenure, appreciates the stress the Heisman hype can have on an individual and a program.Sports Briefs
Karat* kids winning gold for Long Star Soryu Karat*
In preparation for the Super Grand World Championships of Martial Arts the Lone Star Soryu Karate competition team has been bringing home of the gold
At the Karate Olympics in Houston the six-person team had four first places, three second places and four third places.
At the Texas Cup seven competitors captured two firsts, three seconds and five thirds. In the Fighting Gators of Louisiana the eight-person team brought home nine firsts, five seconds and four thirds.
The competition team would like to thank the sponsors who made this possible. All competitors of school age are honor students and must maintain high achievement scores.
The Super Grand Karate World Championship Games will be held No 26-Dec 1 in Washington, D.C. The Copado team is expected to bring home world titles. Anyone wishing to donate to the team should contact Lone Star Soryu Karate
Pictured below are (top row l-r) Carlos Gomez, Sensi Johnny Capado, Scott Spillman and Javier Gomez, (middle) Jordan Gomez, Jospeh Gomez, (bottom) Ronin Hackney, Wade Panternuehl and Phillip Gomez.
Smithson Valley cross country runs w*ll at Bandora Invitational
The Smithson Valley boys cross country team did well in the Bandera Bulldog Cross Country Invitational last weekend.
Harry Farr finished in third place for the Rangers with a time of 16:14. Matt Bailey finished in seventh place with a time of 16:34.
The varsity girls team finished in fourth place.
Lauren Forkner, who finished in fifth place with a time of 13:07 led the Rangers. Rosemary Jimenez finished in 13th place (13:39), followed by Jenna Griffin in 26th (14:19), Anita Helman in 27th (14:20) and Andrea Wilson in 32nd (14:47).
In the junior varsity boys race, Luke Chilen finished first with a time of 18:42.
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Jon Jimenez was next, finishing in second place for the Rangers with a time of 19:46.
In the junior varsity girls competition, Staci Short finished in first with a time of 13:40. Hannah Chilen finished in fifth (15:07), followed by Lori Burton in 13th (17:39).
B*ng*r Junior varsity continuo undefeated season
The Smithson Valley junior varsity football team improved its record to 5-0 with a 33-20 victory Friday afternoon over Austin Anderson.
Dustin Tondre started off the scoring for the Rangers on the first series with a 10-yard touchdown reception from Patrick Bailey. The extra-point attempt was no good.
Cody Bell scored on the next possession with a 40-yard run. Bailey passed to Shane Bulgerin for two points, making the score 14-0 at the end of the first quarter.
Eliseo Saldana scored on the Rangers' first play of the second quarter on a 55-yard run. Marc Coleman added a 28-yard field goal at the end of the half to make the score 23-0.
On the Rangers' first possession of the second half, Bailey hit Travis Kempt on a 55-yard touchdown pass to make the score 29-0 After a couple of Anderson scores, Coleman answered with a 60-yard touchdown run for the Rangers. Mike Miller hit the extra point to put Smithson Valley up 36-12.
The Rangers travel to Canyon on Thursday.
Smithson Valley freshmen beat Anderson 28-8
The freshmen Smithson Valley Rangers football team extended its winning streak to five by beating Austin Anderson 28-8. Nick Moxley led the ground game, while quarterback Matt Woodcock threw two touchdown passes to fullback tan Flores. Flores was also perfect on all four of his extra-point attempts.
Matt Gomez, Tony Kellogg and Erie Rust led the way on defense.
The next game for the freshman is at Canyon on Thursday.
Unicom Junior varsity downed by Rockets 28-0
The New Braunfels junior varsity (3-2, 1-1) was down 26-0 to the Judson Rockets late in the middle of the second quarter when Noah Haas scored on a 19-yard touchdown run followed by a extra point by Tommy Taylor.
The Unicorns had a chance to cut the lead again, but fumbled on the Rockets’ 1-yard line.
The Unicorns^put more points on the board when Murray Holden hit Taylor for a 37-yard touchdown pass. Taylor hit the extra-point attempt to make the score 26-14 in favor of Judson.
After a Rockets’ touchdown, the Unicorns drove the length of the field but fumbled again on the Rockets’ 1-yard line.
Judson then scored on a 99-yard touchdown pass for a 40-14 lead.
Haas then scored on a 13-yard run to cut the lead to 40-20. The try for the two-point conversion was no good.
Unicom freshmen Hue teem lose to Judson 28-14
The New Braunfels freshmen Blue team lost to Converse Judson 26-14 on Saturday. Highlights of the game for the Unicorns were Erie Sultimier’s punt return of 60 yards and Brad Marshall’s two first-half touchdown runs.
The much improved White team lost 6-0. Matt Janca had a pass reception of 35
yards in an attempt to score at the end of the game. Chad Salge also had an interception with one second left on the clock.
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Texas at national championships
New Braunfels tennis players Betty Fambrough, Leslie Hendrie and Cyndi Miller will join their San Antonio teammates to represent Texas in the UTSA 4.0 national championships. The team from the Blossom Athletic Center will leave for Tucson, Arizona tomorrow to compete in the tournament.
To earn a slot at the national tournament, the San Antonio team won the UTSA Sectional Championship in Dallas in August. Blossom defeated San Angelo, Corpus Christi, Ft. Worth, Dallas and Waco to make it to the nationals.
Betty Fambrough, Latlte Hendrie and Cyndi Miller will be traveling to Tucson.
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THE WINNER THIS WEEK
with a perfect score of 14 correct picks is
Mike wins the $25 gift certificate courtesy of The Gruene Mansion Restaurant
Five contestants turned in a 13-1 record this week. They are...
Gary Erbsn, Lonnie Cadded Bob Moss,
Billy Bob Weatherly, Greg Gunderson
for the Grand Prize Trip to Las Vegas courtesy of Ascot Travel Larry M. Klein - 54, Joe Partida - 53, Bob Moss - 52, Billy Bob Weatherly - 50, Gary Erben - 46,
Flo Sultemeier - 45 and Robert Douglas - 45