New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 13, 1982, New Braunfels, Texas
Sports CalendarThorpe restored amateur status, medals
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The International Olympic Committee today restored Jim Thorpe’s amateur status and will return to the family of the late American athlete the medals he won at the 1912 Olympic Games.
IOC’s President Juan Antonio Samaranch will present the medals to Thorpe’s daughter in January. “The name of James Thorpe will be added to the list of athletes who were
crowned Olympic champions at the 1912 games,” the IOC said.
Thorpe, who was regarded one the finest all-round athletes of his era, won the decathlon and pentathlon at the 1912 Games at Stockholm.
It was later found that Thorpe, a strapping 6-footer, had played semiprofessional baseball in 1911. His medals were taken away and the Olympic records he established were stricken.
Thorpe, who was born in 1888 in Oklahoma, played six seasons of professional baseball after the Olympic Games, ending his career in 1919 with the old Boston Braves.
Thorpe’s exploits in American football are legendary. A powerful runner and excellent passer, he scored 25 touchdowns in 1912 for Carlisle (Pa.) Institute and later played professional football for Canton (Ohio), Cleveland and the
New York Giants. He made his last gridiron appearance in 1929 with the old Chicago Cardinals.
Thorpe, who died in 1953, was elected to both the college and professional football halls of fame.
King Gustav of Sweden said at the 1912 Olympic games that Thorpe was “the greatest athlete in the world’’ and an Associated Press poll in 1950 ranked him the best athlete of the century’s first half.
New Braunfels Skat Club: Tonight, 7:30 p.m., Eagles Hall.
Schoolgirl hoops: Today: Sagert at New Braunfels Middle School, 7th Grade at 4:15 p.m., 8th Grade at 5:30 p.m.
Schoolboy football: Today: Canyon Middle School 7th Grade A’ and B’ at Kitty Hawk, 4:15 p.m.; Briesemeister at New Braunfels Middle School 7th Grade ‘B’ and 8th Grade ‘B’, 4:15 p.m. and 5:45 p.m.; Thursday, Oct. 14: Smithson Valley freshmen and JV at Southside, 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.; Hays
at Canyon freshmen and JV, 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.; New Braunfels freshmen and J V at Gonzales, 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.; Mountain Valley Middle School 7th Grade at Dripping Springs, 6 p.m.; Navaro at Mountain Valley Middle School 8th Grade, 5:30 p.m.; St. Mary’s at Bulverde Middle School 7th Grade and 8th Grade, 4 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.; Kitty Hawk at Canyon Middle School 8th Grade ‘A’ and ‘B’, 4:15 p.m.; New Braunfels Middle School 7th Grade ‘A’ and 8th Grade ‘A’ at Saegert, 4:15 p.m. and 5:45 p.m.Hvrald-Ztitung
Wednesday, October 13,1982 8A
Brewers shut out Cards in Game 1 of World Series
SVbeats Southside in two
By KARI MITCHELL Sports editor
After losing their first district game to Southside, the Smithson Valley Rangerettes were waiting for their chance to even the score. Tuesday night, they got it.
“We went out and had them 12-2 for forever in that first game,” said SV coach Louise Davidson. “We had rotated three times, but on the fourth, Tonya (Hartman) stepped behind the line and won it.”
Taking the match in two games, 15-2, 16-14 the
Rangerettes had an added incentive to win, said Davidson. “It had already become a grudge match because of the way they (Southside) had acted when we went down there that first time. But when we went out onto the court and saw that sign, I ‘Stomp the Valley girls — TOTALLY’) the girls decided then and there that they would win."
The loss dropped Southside from the district title race which is now a three-way tie between Randolph, Cole and Smithson Valley. Randolph went into the tie by defeating Cole 15-8,8-15,15-10 last night. Each team has a 4-2 record.
“The first game was a lot closer than the score indicates,"
Davidson added. “They bring back everything you hit at them — it may not be over the net, but it comes back. I think I was more afraid they would catch up then, than in the second game. Call it coach’s premonition, but I knew we’d win that second game.”
The Cardinals had taken the lead on their second rotation and were up 11-4 in the second game when Smithson Valley’s Julie Cappel stepped up and served nine straight points. During that time, the Southside coach called two time outs in an attempt to break Cappers concentration and serve. “Julie’s really consistent," Davidson said. “It’s hard to break her once she gets going. She's like Tonya in that respect."
And Hartman was also on her game last night.
“She (Hartman) said at one point, that she felt like an animal or something because she was killing the ball on the spikes. The girls said she had fire in her eyes when ever she went up. But, whatever it was, Southside couldn’t return it. They’d just sit there and watch while Tonya aced them.”
With Hartman spiking and Cappel, Darlene Garrison and Kathleen Murphy playing the front row the Rangerettes killed
the Cardinal momentum. SV took a 14-13 lead and Dawn Davis served for the win.
Southside had neither a junior varsity or a freshman team.
The New Braunfels Unicorns lost to Lockhart Tuesday night 15-3, 15-13 with what coach Claudia Perry called “sluggish, flat play.”
“First of all we went there with a confident attitude and as it turns out, it was over-confident. We started slugish and flat in the first game and never recovered.”
“If a nemesis were to be named for our defense last night, it would have to be that they (Lockhart) had a very unorthodox hitting style. Instead of going up with shoulders squared to the net they go up sideways. It makes it hard to read where the ball is going to go.
“I talked with the players and we’re going to try and regroup Thursday. We can still absorb one more loss and remain in second place.”
The Unicorns fall to 3-2 in district behind Kerrville Tivy who is 5-0.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Surprise, surprise. The Milwaukee Brewers can play Whitey Ball, too.
The American league champion Brewers charged into the World Series with an image of sluggers who thrive on the long ball, as evidenced by 216 home runs in the regular season.
St. Louis, on the other hand, got here on speed and defense, a bunch of singles hitters assembled by Manager Whitey Herzog and conditioned to zip around the bases at breakneck speed.
So in Tuesday night’s opener, the Brewers put together 13 singles, three short of the World Series record, in a 17-hit attack and rode the three-hit pitching of Mike Caldwell to a lopsided 10-0 victory.
Herzog called it an old-fashioned, back of the shack, rump-kicking. “I'm glad it only counted as one game," he said. “I'm glad we didn't have a doubleheader."
The jackrabbits at the top of the Brewer batting order drove the Cardinals to distraction.
Leadoff man Paul Molitor set a World Series record with five hits, all singles. Three were infield hits and one, driving in a key run, came when he shattered his bat and looped the ball beyond the infield.
“It’s the first time I’ve had three infield hits," Molitor said. “They weren’t very pretty."
No. 2 man Robin Yount had four hits, three of them singles. Molitor and Yount drove in two runs apiece as Milwaukee punished four St. Louis pitchers.
“I just hit the ball where the fielders weren’t,” explained Yount.
How's that for Whitey Ball7
Just to make sure their long-bali image wasn’t forgotten, the Brewers also had a towering home run by ex-Cardinal Ted Simmons and a two-run triple by Jim Gantner.
"It’s nice to score IO runs," said Molitor, “but we still didn’t swing the bat as well as we’re capable of. The Cardinals know we can hit the long ball."
What St. Louis might not have known, though, was the kind of performance Caldwell had in his 33-year-old left arm. Shelled in his last two starts, he was
passed over by Manager Harvey Kuenn in the decisive fifth game of the American League playoffs. But he came back with an airtight, workmanlike game against the Cardinals.
“I was getting ahead of the hitters, throwing mostly sinkers and a back-door slider,” Caldwell said. “I felt strong and when I got three ground balls in the first inning, I got a lot of personal confidence.”
Simmons, the Brewers’ catcher, knew early that the veteran left-hander was on his game.
“I could tell right away,” he said. “There was no question in the first inning. He was throwing the sinker at three-quarter speed and we were getting the ground balls. I said to myself, ‘This could be nice fora while.’”
It turned out to be nice all night long. Caldwell surrendered a double to Darrell Porter in the second inning, a walk to Tommy Herr in the sixth, singles to Porter and Ken Oberkfell in the eighth, and nothing else. He retired 17 of the first 18 batters he faced and threw first-pitch strikes to 22 of the 31 Cardinal batters, including IO in a row at one point. He retired 14 hitters on ground balls.
“That’s as good as he can pitch,” said Simmons. “You’re not going to see him any better.”
Meanwhile, Caldwell was breezing through the St. Louis batting order. He occasionally has been accused of doctoring baseballs, but there were no complaints from the Cardinals.
“He kept the ball where he wanted it and he had good motion on his off-speed pitches,” said Gene Tenace, who was the Cards’ designated hitter. “He kept the ball down on me and when a pitcher can do that, he’s tough to hit. If he throws a spitter, it doesn’t matter to me. If he gets it over more power to him.”
Ozzie Smith agreed.
“What can you do about a spitter?” he wondered.
“Hit the dry side?”
The Cardinals weren’t hitting any side.
In the ninth, Milwaukee wrapped up the rout with four more runs, two of them on Gantner’s triple and the final one on Molitor’s record-breaking fifth hit.
SV's Kathleen Murphy digs for the ball while Julie Cappel looks on.
Staff photo by John Santer
Texas placed on one year probation
AUSTIN (AP) — The University of Texas at Austin will not appeal a decision by the NCAA placing the longhorn football program on probation for one year, according to the school’s president.
The NCAA announced the penalty Tuesday, which does not include sanctions. The football team remains eligible for television appearances and post-season play, officials said.
Dr. Peter T. Flawn, university president, said today the school is “pleased that no unethical conduct was found or any sanctions imposed” and would not appeal the findings.
One of the violations involved recruitment of a football prospect in January 1982, the NCAA said. The prospect was given a pair of boots by two members of the football coaching staff, the NCAA said. He later enrolled at another school.
The other violation involved the sale of 14 complimentary football tickets by a
student athlete in August 1978, officials said.
The NCAA said a representative of the university’s athletic interests bought the tickets “at a price substantially in excess of the face value of these tickets."
“The NCAA conducted an investigation of the university’s complimentary ticket policies,” said Harry M. Cross, acting chairman of the NCAA Committee on Infractions, “and the available information indicated that the 1978 transaction was an isolated incident that did not involve institutional personnel.
“The recruiting violation in this case,
however, did involve two assistant football coaches who arranged for a prospective student-athlete to receive a pair of new boots during the young man’s official visit to the university’s campus,” Cross said.
Cross said the committee decided to assess Texas probation “to ensure that diligence is exercised by the coaches in the recruitment of prospective student athletes and to emphasize the institution’s responsibility to avoid further involvement in violations of NCAA legislation.”
Flawn said he expected the finding regarding the ticket incident, since it was reported to the NCAA by university officials, but was “disappointed" by tile NCAA finding regarding the boots.
University officials retained a Houston law firm to investigate the prospect’s allegation and found “there was considerable evidence contradicting the recruit’s story,” Flawn said.Sports shorts
Skat Club Members of the New Braunfels Skat Club will hold their monthly tournament at Eagles Hall tonight at 7:30.
In the race for 1982 skat king, Arthur Katt has a slight lead over Charley Hoffmann. Following Hoffmann are Henry Busch, Roman Katt, Chester Boenig and Franklin Stolte.
All skat players are welcome to come out and play the grand old game of skat tonight.Exes to gather
The New Braunfels Exes will gather on the patio of Schwamkrug’s Steak House to renew old friendship and reminisce abour old times. The gathering will take place after the New Braunfels-Gonzales football game on October 15.
The organizers are Darlene Cook, Sandy Schlameus, Ann Baese, Jean Wilson and Cathy Hemsil. They are encouraging mem
bers of classes to get together and make banners for the game and to make name tags, all with the year of graduation on them.
For further information, contact any of the organizers listed above.Bowl for Breath
Bowlers of all ages and abilities get a chance to help young people with cystic fibrosis Nov.
20 at the Bowl for Breath at Comal Bowl. Prizes will be awarded for the most money raised, not on the score of the game. Each player signs up sponsors who pledge a certain amount of money for each point scored. After the games are completed, players collect their pledges, turn them in and receive varying prizes.
For more information, contact local chairman John Schleifer at Comal Bowl.Elementary basketball
The Landa Recreation Center will hold registration for an elementary Basketball league on Saturday, Oct. 16 from IO a.m. to 12 noon at the center.
The league is open to all 4tb, 5th and 6th grade boys and girls. Games will be played on Saturday mornings from IO a.m. to I p.m. There will be a 65 registration fee for nonmembers, but free for center members.