New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 22, 1982, New Braunfels, Texas
Arkansas, 5-0, to face its 'jinx'team — Houston
By DENNE H. FREEMAN AP Sports Writer
What a way for the Arkansas Razorbacks to finally hit the road.
Unbeaten and sixth-ranked, the 5-0 Razorbacks have to play in the Astrodome where they have never won a game against a team they have not beaten in four years.
Houston has been Arkansas Coach Lou Holtz’s “jinx team” — particularly in the Dome where the last two times the Cougars have come from behind to beat the Hogs.
“We’re going to find out about this team,’’ said Holtz. “It
will be a lot different on the road. We have yet to prove ourselves. I believe a good football team can go anywhere in the world and still play a great game.
The 11:35 a.m. kickoff will be regionally televised by CBS on what will prove to be another $1 million Saturday for the Southwest Conference.
Fourth-ranked Southern Methodist takes its “Pony Express” tandem of Erie Dickerson and Craig James to Austin for another regionally televised joust with the 19th rated Texas Longhorns, to be shown at 2:50 p.m. on ABC.
SMU is 3-0 in the SWC and a half-game ahead of the 2-0 Razorbacks. Texas is 1-0 in league play, while Houston is 1-1-1.
The oddsmakers made Texas a surprising 1-point choice over SMU, while Arkansas was a field goal pick over Houston.
In other SWC games, Texas A&M was a 14-point favorite over Rice in College Station, Baylor was a 7-point favorite over Texas Christian at Fort Worth, and Texas Tech took on No. I ranked Washington as a 20-point underdog.
Houston Coach Bill Yeoman said the Cougars always get fired up for the Razorbacks.
“We’ve been pretty fortunate against Arkansas the last four years,” he said. “It’s not just a game any more — it’s a crusade.”
The Razorbacks were idle last week along with Texas,
while Houston lost 20-14 to SMU.
SMU has the nation’s longest major college winning streak — IO games — and the last team to beat the Mustangs was Texas, 9-7 last year.
“Texas will be ready to play us,” said James. “They usually don’t lose two games in a row. We will have to play our best to them then.”
Two years ago in Austin, SMU beat Texas — with James scoring the winning touchdown.
Texas Coach Fred Akers said SMU is better than the Oklahoma Sooners, who beat the Longhorns 28-22.
“They have the same speed, more experience, and a better punter,” he said.Herald-Zeitung
Friday, October 22, 1982 6Canyon takes NB in two games of
Staff photo by John Senter
By KARI MITCHELL Sports editor
In two fast paced games Thursday night, the Canyon Cougarettes reaped their revenge on the New Braunfels Unicorns by defeating them 15-12, 15-12.
“Movement was our biggest key,” said coach Donna Boehle in between grins. “We were really moving out there. I think I .Oretta Soechting had one of her best games and Stephie Burch was really pounding the ball on those spikes. I love the energy they were showing. It was just a beautiful game.”
Right from the start. New Braunfels had defeated Canyon in the first half of district play, so Canyon, needless to say, “was ready. The fact that the freshmen and junior varsity also won had something to with it, I think,” said Boehle. “They wanted all three games. Ifs fun to see them play like they did.”
In the first game. New Braunfels had taken first serve and opened up to a 3-0 lead before the Cougarettes’ Ioretta Soechting got hot on serves and tossed out five straight points to put Canyon up 5-3. The Cougarettes had stretched that lead to 8-3 and then 9-3 before New Braunfels’ Tonya Hurd came back with six points to bring the game to it’s second tie at 9.
With the momentum in full swing for both teams, the battle began in earnest. Canyon took serve when NB’s Rim Wright was called for blocking over the net, but lost control when a dink by Oretta Soechting fell into the net. Possession returned on a Stephanie Burch dink to the sidelines and a Rhonda Rompel out of court spike gave CHS the lead at 10-9.
But, as the home team crowd exchanged roars for boos, Canyon’s Myra Skolaut was called for on catch and the game was again tied, this time at IO. Jittery because of the noise, New Braunfels watched Canyon move ahead to 11-10 before Rompers spike found the hole. The Cougarettes were called for crossing the net line and the Unicorns were
back in a tie at ll.
Neither team could score on their next service, but after a Skolaut service turned into an ace, Canyon began to slowly pull away. Leading 14-
11, the Cougarettes allowed NB one more point before putting the game away at 15-12.
The second game looked like a repeat of the first. This time, however, Canyon took the quick lead at 4-0 on the services of Soechting and Burch.
Not to be outdone, NB came back with two straight Debbie Galvan aces to the backcourt and a good block by Wright to put the behind by one at 4-3. Called for a double hit, they slipped to 5-3 before services by Hurd and Wright tied the game at 5.
But, with Burch and Soechting up again to serve, the Cougarettes again took a strong lead at 11-5. Miss-hit spikes and double hits caused the New Unicorns numerous problems until inspired hitting and setting by Hurd and Pam Dunks, respectively, narrowed Canyon’s edge to one at 13-
12. Unfortunately, it was also Hurd’s cross court spike that went out and gave the Cougarettes their final serve.
Called for a catch and then a wild bump, New Braunfels dropped the second and final game, 15-12.
Coach Claudia Perry was unavailable for comment after the game.
The Canyon junior varsity and freshmen teams also won defeating New Braunfels by scores of 14-16, 16-14, 15-4 and 10-15, 15-4, 15-10,
The Smithson Valley Rangerettes defeated the Randolph RoHawks Thursday night 15-4, 15-12 and
strengthen their district 26-AAA lead to two games.
“We had them 14-5 in that second game and they (SV) let them catch up,” said coach louise Davidson. “But it was a good two games.”
CHS's Stephanie Burch anticipates a block as NB's Pam Dunks sets.
Harris chooses NB; Randolph over SV
By SCOTT HARING Wire editor
Despite some injury problems, the New Braunfels Unicorns are still big favorites over Kerrville Tivy tonight — at least as far as the Harris Ratings System is concerned.
The Harris system is a complex statistical analysis of most of the high school football teams in the state that yields a “power rating” for each team. The difference between two teams’ power ratings is, theoretically, the number of points the higher ranked team would win by if the two played.
New Braunfels enters tonight’s contest with a power rating of 160, up four points from last week. The Unicorns, ranked No. 8 in the state by the Associated Press, are rated No. 12 of the 143 AAAA schools in the Harris survey. That’s a jump of eight places from last week.
The Unicorns’ opponent, Kerrville Tivy, has a power rating of 128, 32 points lower than New Braunfels’. In his picks section, Harris names the Unicorns as 20-point favorites for the 8 p.m. contest in Kerrville.
The Canyon Cougars have a power rating this week of 131, unchanged from last week. They are ranked No. 122, also unchanged. The Cougars have the week off.
In other District 13-AAAA games, Gonzales is a six-point favorite over Fredericksburg and Hays is a 13-point choice over I^ockhart.
The Smithson Valley Rangers are in exactly the same spot they were last week, despite a 24-18 win over Southside. The Rangers have a power rating of 119 and are ranked No. 178 of
New Braunfels (6-1)............................160 Up 4
Fredericksburg (5-2)...........................152 Up 4
Gonzales (3-3)...............................146 Down 4
Hays (4-2)....................................141 Even
Canyon (2-5)..................................131 Even
Kerrville Tivy (1-5)............................128 Even
Lockhart (1-6)...............................123 Down 4
the 208 AAA schools in the Harris survey, both unchanged from last week.
This week’s opponent, Randolph, has a power rating of 138, 19 points higher than Smithson Valley’s. Harris picks the game just that way, too, naming the Ro-Hawks as 19-point favorites. That game will start at 7:30 p.m. at Randolph.
In other District 26-AAA games, Cole is a 9-point favorite over Bandera, and Boerne is favored over Southside by 23 points.
Cole (6-0).....................................147 Even
Randolph < 4-2)................................138 Even
Boerne (3-4)..................................136 Even
Bandera (6-1).................................135 Even
Smithson Valley (5-2)..........................119 Even
Southside (3-3)................................113 Even
High school volleyball: Tuesday, October 26, Final day of season: Canyon at Kerrville Tivy (district game), freshmen at 5 p.m., JV at 6 p.m., varsity at 7 p.m.; New Braunfels at Hays (district game), freshmen at 5 p.m., JV at 6 p.m., varsity at 7 p.m.; Smithson Valley at Bandera (district game), JV at 6 p.m., varsity at 7 p.m.
Varsity football: Tonight: New Braunfels at Kerrville Tivy (district game), 8 p.m.; Smithson Valley at Randolph (district game), 7:30 p.m.; Canyon does not play. NOTE: the Kerrville-New Braunfels contest can be heard live Friday on KNBT radio, 92.1 FM. Air time is 7:40 p.m.
Schoolgirl basketball: Tuesday, Oct. 26: New Braunfels Middle School at Canyon Middle School, 7thGrade ‘B’at3:30p.m.,7thGrade A’at4:15p.m., 8th Grade at 5:30 p.m.
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Celtics sink Spurs, 110-101 due to 'bad blending'
SAN ANTONIO (AP) -Coach Stan Albeck says his Spurs are not blending in well together, a fact made painfully evident in their 110-101 loss to the Boston Celtics.
“Everybody has to be aware of what the other guy is doing, instead of surprising a teammate by a shot or a pass,” he said after Thursday’s defeat. “That has resulted in a lot of turnovers. Because of all the new players we have, we are going through these throes right now.”
Boston’s only new con
tribution, guard Quinn Buckner, scored 14 points in the second quarter as the Celtics led by as many as 17 points in the first half, closing it out by a 58-43 margin.
San Antonio was led by George Gervin’s 22 points in the third period that narrowed the lead to 6 points, before the Celtics accelerated to an 18-point advantage.
“We have practiced hard to come together as a team, but under game conditions there’s been a lot left to be desired,” Albeck said. “So far, it’s been
a disappointment . ”
New Spur Bill Willoughby played 25 minutes tonight, while Mike Dunleavy played 18 minutes and rookie guard Oliver Robinson played for 3 minutes. Willoughly and Dunleavy, both former Houston Rockets, are free agents.
The Spurs shot ony 38 percent from the floor, compared to 44 percent for the Celtics, and were 29 of 76.
Gervin opened the second half with 12 straight points
NFL faces labor practices charge
COCKEYSVILLE, Md. (AP) - Table for five? Seating for 1,500.
Sam Kagel and four of the principals in the National Football league negotiations had dinner Thursday night.
The four were union chief Ed Garvey, union executive committee member Stan White, owners’ chief negotiator Jack Donlan and Management Council chief counsel Sargent Karch.
What they discussed may help bring to a conclusion this strike, now in its 32nd day, because when labor disputes are settled, experts in the field say they are settled by the principals, not by committees.
Asked after dinner by Jayne Miller of CBS News whether there was any progress in the talks, Kagel waxed philosphical.
“Y’know, many, many years ago I took a course at the University of California — I was an undergraduate at Berkeley — and this actually was a course on progress,
what was progress?” Kagel began. “And we spent a whole semester on reading about Aristotle and so on and so forth on the idea of progress.
“Finally, the professor said at the end of the course, I have concluded after spending my whole lifetime reading about what all of the great thinkers of the world consider to be progress, that progress is a slow, gradual movement in a desirable direction.’ And one of the students in my class spoke up and said, ‘Well, professor what is the desirable direction?’ And he said, ‘Ah, that’s the question.’”
And when asked by Miller whether the owners and players were headed in the desirable direction, Kagel replied: “I have no way of determining what the parties will consider to be a desirable direction. No way. They’re going to have to decide themselves.”
Alphabet soup was on the dinner menu —
ABC, CBS, NBC, NLRB ...
The 1,500 players are seeking a fixed percentage of the television revenues paid to the league by ABC, CBS and NBC. They’re also seeking a central salary fund and a wage scale. The owners flatly oppose the fixed-percentage and centrai-fund portions of the union’s demands and have offered a wage scale far below what the union wants.
On Thursday, William A. Lubbers, the chief counsel of the National I^abor Relations Board, said he would issue a complaint sought by the union, one charging the league with unfair labor practices.
Lubbers noted that under the five-man NLRB board’s procedures, the league will have a chance to settle the strike and that while he plans to issue a complaint, it could be averted by a settlement.