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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 20, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas Sports Tuesday October 20.1987    Herald-Ze/fung    New    Braunfels    Texas    "aQe Washington 'scabs' down Dallas, 13-7 IRVING AP — It was only fitting in the NFL s final replacement game that a former semi pro quarterback was the winner and a 13 year veteran quarterback failed with the contest on the line The Washington Redskins, without any regular starters boat the Dallas Cowboys who started seven veterans. 13-7 Monday night In an NFC East showdown for first place Tony Robinson, a former Tennessee star who was playing for the Richmond Ravens in September led Washington to victory after Ed Rubbed went down with a shoulder injury In the first period Robinson completed ll of 18 passes for 152 yards and Lionel Vital ran for 136 yards against a Dallas defense that Included a frontline of veterans Randy White Don Smerek Kevin Brooks and Ed Jones Washington advanced to 4-1 and Dallas dropped to 3 2 because veteran Danny White couidn t produce with four downs from the Washington 2t) yard line in the final minute ’ It is one of the most emotional wins I ve ever been associated with Washington Coach Joe Gibbs said "Our replacement players kept us in the conference race They were 3-0 in their three game season Robinson said he realized he could be back with the Ravens soon I dor. t know where I ll be three days from now Robinson said I was just happy to be part of the Red skins organization and play in a game This was a great opportunity for me Robinson added I hated to see Ed get hurt He had beer. doing a terrific job What wa> heaven for Robinson was hell for the heavily booed White This was one of the most difficult games I ve played in White said The boos don I make mv job anv NFL By Th* Attociefed Pre** AMERICAN CONF ERENCE East W L T Pct. PF PA New England 3 2 o 600 97 98 N Y Jets 3 2 0 600 135 127 Buffalo 2 3 0 400 81 125 Indianapolis 2 3 0 400 91 73 Miami Central 2 3 0 400 137 99 Cleveland 3 2 0 600 119 63 Houston 3 2 0 600 112 91 Pittsburgh 3 2 0 600 HO 101 Cincinnati west 2 3 0 400 75 102 San Diego 4 I 0 800 91 83 Denver 3 I I 700 123 105 L A Raiders 3 2 0 600 113 77 Seattle 3 2 0 600 131 105 Kansas City I 4 NATIONAL CON FER 0 200 ENCE 68 159 Ea*t w L T Pct PF PA W a shingler. 4 I 0 §00 133 85 Dallas 3 2 600 113 97 St Louis 2 3 o 40u 121 122 Philadelphia I 4 200 86 143 N Y Giants Central 0 5 OOO 69 135 Chicago 4 I 0 DUO 133 51 Tampa Bay 3 2 0 600 115 84 Green Bay 2 2 I 500 72 82 Minnesota 2 3 4od 88 105 Detroit At*' I 4 2u» 86 145 San Francisco 4 I 800 .44 ir New Orleans 3 2 0 600 I JO 99 V.lanta 2 3 0 400 84 141 L A Rams I Sunday I Garnet 4 200 93 123 Olanta at Houston Buffalo at Miami i hic agt at Tampa Bay Cincinnati at Pittsburgh Dallas at Ptu.adeiphia Denver at Minnesota Greer. Bay at Detroit New Fng.and at Indianapolis New York Jets at Washington Fran an at New orleans St Laxils at Ne* V ort Giants seattle at Loa Angeles Haiders kansan t> at sar Diego na on a a * s Gam* I aaa Angeles Hams at (.'' easier We could really use the homefield advantage Right now we don t have it Can Minnesota be for real? St. Louis' Herzog says Twins do not have the pitching staff ST LOUIS (AP — The burden of proof now rests with the St Louis Cardinals Despite trailing Minnesota 2-0 in the best-of-seven World Series going Into tonight s game at Busch Stadium the Cardinals remain unconvinced the Tw ins are for real In fact. Cardinals Manager Whitey Herzog says the Twins couldn’t win in the National League East, or the American League East for that matter, because they have only two bona fide starting pitchers Tonight the impostor rookie Les Straker takes the mound for Minnesota against the ace of St Louis staff left-hander John Tudor "When you have two starting pitchers and two days off during the World Series that s a hell of an advantage Herzog said Monday one of the off days "I don t think they could have won the AL East or the NL East with that type of situation when you play every day But that s the way it is Put them in the same division as Detroit AL East and the Tigers would win by 15 games That s because of the pitching staff It s nothing against them To some of the Twins however it sounded like something against them He s grasping at something Twins third baseman Gary Gaetti said I don t know what Would they win in the AL East'’ Would they win in the American league at air And Twins first baseman Kent Hrbek said Too bad we re not in their league The Twins won the first two games 10-1 and 8 4 behind the pitching of Frank Viola and Bert Blyleven who had 32 victories between them this season Viola was 1-0 against Detroit in the playoffs and Blyleven beat the Tigers twice lr. the five-game series Straker 8 IO during the season started the Twins lone .os* in the playoffs although it was not credited against hts record The loss went to Jeff Reardon in relief Tudor 10-2 after spending most of the season on the disabled list with a broken leg was 1-1 inWorld Series By Th* Associated Prest All Times COT Unless Noted Saturday's Gam* Minnesota IO, St Louis I Sunday s Game Minnesota 8 St Louis 4 Minnesota leads series 2-0 Today s Gam* Minnesota Straker 8-10 7 30p rn Wednesday's Gem* Minnesota at St Louis 7 Thursday s Game Minnesota at St Louis, 7 Saturday s Game St Louis at Minnesota 3pm Sunday t Game St Louis at Minnesota 7 25 pm CST if necessary. M18i<^0TA at St Louis Tudor 10-2 25 p rn 25 p rn if necessary if necessary the Cardinals seven-game playoff victory over San Francisco "In a playoff you can get by using only five of your nine or IO pitchers Herzog said I ve always said you shouldn’t have an off day during the playoffs With the off days you can t see the depth of the pitching staffs, and it doesn t show the true strengths of the team ** Only IO of the 37 teams that have fallen behind 2-0 in the World Series have come back to win The Cardinals consolation is they are home and away from the Meirodome in Minneapolis where Minnesota built the best home record in baseball this year 36-25 On the other hand, the Twins this year had the worst road record 29-52 of any team to ever w in a pennant The Twins were last in a World Series in 1965 The Cardinals have gone to the Series three of the past six years beating Milwaukee rn 1982 and losing to Kansas City in 85 For the first year the designated hitter rule is being used at the American League park but not in the National League stadium Until this year the DH rule had been used in all World Series games in alternating years Twins pitchers have been taking batting practice to prepare for Games 3 4 and 5. and Manager Tom Kelly says the rule won t change his strategy He doesn t intend to engage Herzog in a battle of double sw itches We don t have a National League-type club ” Kelly said We have an American League-tvpe designated hitter c»ub Ryan Express to roll again HOUSTON AP Nolan Ryan will remain in a Houston Astros uniform next season The Astros exercised the option on the veteran pitcher for the 1988 season Dick Wagner the team s general manager said Monday The Astron had until Nov I to sign Ryan Everyone associated with the Astros is pleased that Nolan will be a member of the Astros in 1988 Wagner said This certainly helped to solidify the pitching His stats for 1987 were exceptional W agner who announced rn- resignation last week and is leaving the Astro* on Friday made the announcement to keep Ryan another season after the two met during the weekend ..a UIL may allow camps, increase districts in 4A Walker YarbrouQh leinneweber Stater Wilson Starnes Walker, Yarbrough top players Two players one a stalwart mainstay of his team s defense the other a junior making his first star ting apparance played terrific game* for their teams Friday night The junior Kerf ie n Walker rushed for 2»*9 v anis on lr* carne-* and scored two touchdowns to lead New Braunfels past a tough lajckhart team 28 2k Canyon hnebac Aer Brian \ ar brough playing against District I t U s top team the Clemens Bul tallies rescinded with his besl effort of I hr season in the Cougars 31 15 loss 5 athrough madr eight solo lac kies and helped out on five more as i an von offered Uh* undefeated Buffaloes one of their stiffest challenges of the year hor their outstanding per formances Walker and ^athrough are this week s < 'onuJ CiHJflt) s / ’fay en of the W eek Walker stored on runs of Mu and 71 yards in the first quarter and helped lead Hie I nicom offense to more than 4»»< yards on the ground against the Lions He played a super game saidSportsworld New Braunfels Coac h Jim streety Walker was not without help however Taking some of the pressure off the fullback was laiihuc k Danny Amador who gamed ITT yards on 23 tarries including a 6H yard touchdown run \nd clearing the way for both run tiers was an offensive line that keeps getting better "Our line has really shown some improvement Ntreety said They helped to create some of those big offensive plays V arb rough has tieen a consistent player for t anyon ail year but his work against Clemens was his best said Cougar Coach Troy Burch It aas his top defensive game of the year He made some good plays ami some big plays he said Taking honorable mention of defense is Smithson V alley s James la*innewet**r who recorded eight assisted tackles and three more which were unassisted in the Rangers 31-0 loss to Ha vs I don t know how tie does it he s not a big kid said Smithton Valley l oach Joe Matulich of his inside lincbac ker He s not a plugging type get: Of liner tacker oui ne si around the* field Safety scott Richardson also had a solid night for the Rangers making two unassisted tackles and helping out on four more as well as de flee ting two passes Also collecting honorable mention honors on defense are Unicorn linebacker Steve Starnes and lineman Scott Brolze Starnes had his best game of the year making eight tackles while Brolze was in on seven Linebacker Charles spears and tackle Randy Engel of C anyon also earned honorable mention Burch said both were consistent for the Cougars Taking honorable mention on of tense is Smithson \ alley guard Bubba Slater who ted the Ranger charge on the sweet) Jimmy W ilson of Canyon also had a very strong showing His 59 yards rushing on 13 carries only hinted at hts performance which came against arguably the best defensive team in 13 4 A From staff and anre report* AUSTIN    Allow mg coaches to hold their own •ummer camp' and the biennia, realignment of districts were the two most discussed proposals Monday at the 47th annual University Interscholastic League Legislative Council meeting Of the H2 proposals presented to the Jo member group of school administrators of which 45 dealt with athletics on iv two were defeated and several were set for a referendum ballot in February one issue put on the referendum ballot was a proposal to allow coaches to conduct summer camps in football basketball and volleyball in which incoming seventh eighth and ninth graders from a coach s attendance /one could attend for the first time In an effort to keep costs affordable committee members added an amendment that would require coaches to set camp fees through a school district s superintendent We want camps to avoid vying for athletes and coaches said I IL Director Bailev Marshall In other slates you have this situation where popular coaches who have woe state championships and the best players in the area are being coaxed into going to one camp or another In another proposal that garnered substantial atten turn the* committee approved policy outlines for pro cedures to tie used by the UIL for conference and district realignment in January Ender the change Class 4A for the next alignment period will increase from 16 districts to *24 The increase was designed to eliminate the north south zoning of in div idual districts in the class Smithson Valley Athletic Director Joe Matulich said he had not had a chance to study the proposal, but said he liked the sound of it ll sounds like there w ill be more of a chance tor people 'It would mean more non-district games, and I'm in favor of that/ Canyon AD Troy Burch on possible 24 Class 4A districts playoffs But unles uze I don I think it *y an affect de the us too ^alignment ts \> one of aid make the to get into the* districts up by much he said New Braunfels could he alleeted I regardless of the possible addition of dc the* larger schools in 4A New Braunite jump up to 5A We re going to be a borderline case no matter what said I rn co rn AD Jim streety He 'aid his first reaction to 24 Glass 4A districts would be that it would lesson some ol the crowding in Class 5A But trom what I ve been reading and hearing they the I IL say they are not go mg to do that Canyon Athletic Director Troy Burch said he likes the idea of added districts “It would mean more non d fav or of that VS ith * to lo team* get ready Burch said In one ol several new district assignment policies any school may elect to be elev ated one conference prov tried a notification has been sent to the UIL by Dec I 1987 In another action the I IL responded to a request denied to the Harlandale Independent School District to change to another 5A district due to overwhelming com petition The committee added an amendment stating that exceptions can be made ll all participating schools agree that a school can change districts st ri games and I rn in istnet its harder to Martin back with Yankees for fifth time ScoreboardOn the air Top Twenty NEW VORK AP Only George Stetnbrenner could knock the World Series anti the end of the NFL strike out of the sports headlines Billy Martin is coming back as manager of the V ankers for the fifth time Stetnbrenner ignoring the brawls and angry words that forced Martin s four previous firings brought Martin back Monday to replace lam Pimella. win) was promoted to general manager to replace Woody Woodward who resigned "I in anxious to return as \ ankee manager and I rn looking toward bringing an exciting and Winn mg team to V ankee fans Martin said Martin’s last dismissal by the V ankee* came just tiefore Game 7of the 1985 World Series The Yankees finished fourth in the American league Fast nine games behind first place Toronto, rn Pimella s second season as manager The Yankees were second in his firs! year Steinbrenner’s decision to hire Martin had been expected since last week but Pimella s move to the GM post was a surprise On Aug 8 in Detroit, Stetnbrenner issued a two page statement in which he said he might have made a mistake by hiring Hie inexperienced Pimella as manager The \ ankee* who led the American League Ka*t by three game* at Uh* Ail star break finish cd fourth this season w uh an 89 73 record Nothing U»u did hurt us in any way V ankee* fir*! baseman Don Mattingly said He did what he could He put the hest player* on the field every day and made the right moves We just didn t pro duce Pimella had one year remaining on hi* two year contract The A ankee* suffered major injuries to their first two hitters rn the lineup outfielder Rickey Henderson with a right hamstring strain and se cond baseman W idle Randolph, who had torii knee cartilage that necessitated surgery They missed a combined 109 games Pimella did not talk with Stetnbrenner for almost a month after missing a scheduled call from his boss on Aug 3 Pimella later apologized for not tieing in his hotel room to accept the call He was 90 TI in his first year as manager and his two year record was 177-145Court says No. I pick a free agent HOUSTON API Fullback Alonzo Highsmith. the Houston Oilers* unsigned No I draft pick can become a free agent and sign with any team rn the league a court order say s Judge John Gale of the lith Gircutt Court of I lade County in Miami granted a temporary In junction that allows Highsmith to negotiate with other teams and prohibits the NFL from taking any action against a team that signs hint Bul NFL spokesman Joe Browne said the league s law vers expect that the courts w ill quick Iv restore Houston s rights We believe that the state court s order was issued without notice or hearing and raises serious jurisdictional or procedural issues ’ he said * In addition our attorneys believe that after a hear mg the court will find that Houston t draft rights are lawful and should be respected ”Sherrill to coach at Japan Bowl DALLAS «APi Texas AAM Coach Jackie Sherrill has been selected lo coach the West team in the Japan Bowl, to be played Jan IO in Tokyo, school officials said Monday Offensive tackle Louis Cheek and strong safety Chef Brooks also have been chosen to participate in the Japan Bowl tuesday 7pm Baseball World series Game 3 Minnesota at St Uhiis KS AT WEDNESDAY 7pm- Baseball World series Game 4 Minnesota at St Louis KSA! 9pm Bowling PBA Treasure t oast senior Open ESPN B> The Associated Press The Top Twenty teams in the Xssociated Press college football poll with first place votes in parentheses record through games of Get 17 total points based on Th BMS 17-16 15-14-13-12 ll* IO 9-8 7-6 5-4-32 I and last week s ranking Local sports TUESDAY 5pm Volleyball tv at New Braunfels 5pm — Volleyball varsity at Boerne 5pm    Volleyball Smithson V alley 9th JV vanity at Samuel Clemens FRIDAY 4pm— Volleyball varsity. JY 8pm    Football (anyon 8pm — Football New Braunfels SATURDAY 9 a rn Gross country New Braunfels 7th 8th 9th JY varsity bovs and girls meet at Memorial Primary School 2pm— Volleyball Samuel Clemens at New Braunfels 9th JV varsitv 3 pm Volleyball Smithson Valiev 9th JV, varsity at Tlvy Tivy 9th JV. varsi Canyon 9th JV Hays al Canyon 9th Smithson Valiev at Fredericksburg at Record PU PVX I Oklahoma 42 6-0-0 I 179 I 2 Nebraska 12 6-0-0 1,134 2 3 Miami FU 6 4-0-0 1,106 3 4 Florida State 6-1-0 977 4 5 LSI 6-0-1 923 6 6 Auburn 5-0-1 893 5 7 Clemson 6-0-0 846 7 8 UCLA 5-1-0 802 9 9 Syracuse 6-0-0 722 13 IO Notre Dame 4 1-0 676 ll ll Florida 5-2-0 579 14 12 Georgia V2-0 436 18 13 Tennessee 4 11 370 8 14 Michigan Slate 4 2-0 362 19 15 Indiana Sd-0 333 20 16 Ohio Slate 4 I 1 294 17 17 Alabama 5-2-0 171 18 Penn State 5-2-0 170 IO 19 Oklahoma Slate 5-1-0 154 12 20 Michigan 4-1-0 142 Other receiving votes South Carolina 69 Arizona State 68 Arkansas 44 Put 30. Texas AEM a oregon 23 southern California 19. Minnesota 16. Arizona IO, Wyoming 9 Texas 5 ;