New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 28, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas
New coaches make debuts as NBA opens tonight
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Six of the nine teams with new head coaches open their 1983-84 National Basketball Association seasons tonight as the league starts its 38th year.
Those openers include Atlanta and Mike Fratello at New Jersey, with new Coach Stan Albeck; Boston and K.C. Jones at Detroit, with Chuck Daly; San Diego and Jim Lynam at Portland and Golden State and John Bach at Seattle.
In other openers tonight, Indiana is at Milwaukee, LosSports
Angeles at Kansas City, Utah at Denver, New York at Cleveland and Washington at Philadelphia.
The openers tonight will be played without the regular referees used by the NBA. The officials and the league have not reached an agreement on a new contract and union counsel Richie Phillips says there will be picketing at the game in Landover, Md. if no agreement is reached by gametime. According to the league, the officiating will be handled by substitute referees who worked the exhibition season.
Bill Fitch of Houston, Mo McHone of San Antonio and
Kevin Loughery of Chicago must wait until Saturday to begin with their new teams. San Antonio is at Houston for the game that also marks the debut of Ralph Sampson with the Rockets and New Jersey is at Chicago.
Phoenix is at Dallas in another Saturday opener.
Despite the preponderance of coaches with new teams, all of them have NBA experience.
Three were head men last year — Fitch went from Boston to Houston, Albeck from San Antonio to New Jersey and Loughery from Atlanta to Chicago.
Four others — Fratello, Bach, McHone and Lynam —
are going from die assistant coaches’ ranks to their first head coaching jobs
Daly and Jones previously had head coaching jobs and are back this season Daly was at Cleveland in the 1961-82 season and Jones was at Washington for three seasons from 1973-1976
Philadelphia is hoping to break a 15-year string of the NBA champions failing to successfully defend the title. No team since the 1968-69 Boston Celtics have repeated as NBA champion.
Friday, October 28.1983 SA
Kerrville ends Unicorn season
By DAVID KING Sports Editor KERRVILLE - New Braunfels’ volleyball season came to an abrupt end here Thursday night.
The Unicorns, facing Kerrville Tivy in the first of two games which will decided the District 13-4A runner-up, lost to the Antlers 15-12,15-6. Tivy will go on to play Lockhart Tuesday; New Braunfels is through for the season. And a bittersweet end it was.
"I just feel badly for the team,” Coach Claudia Perry said. ‘‘They were just extremely flat. And they had ben playing so well lately.”
The Unicorns fell into a hole quickly in the contest, trailing 14-2 early in the first game. Heather Seay led a New Braunfels rally by serving six straight points, but it just wasn’t enough.
New Braunfels' entire game suffered, but no part more than service reception, Perry said.
“The ball was just flying all over the place,” she said. “It was like there was some sort of poltergeist in the ball. And when your whole offense is
set up by the service reception...
“We just couldn’t buy one.”
Perry said she used both her time outs before eight points had been playd in the first game; she was simply trying to snap the Unicorns into playing like they had in victories over Canyon and Hays to wind up district play.
“I was just frantic trying to figure out something to do,” she said. “But sometimes in this job you just can’t figure out how to get people to play well.”
Perry said the team, which loses only two seniors, is already looking forward to next season. Seniors Teresa Thomas and Dawn Cook both played their last games for New Braunfels Thursday night.
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Both teams won their respective district, and wilt advance to the playoffs next week Smithson Valiev will play Boling although the date and site haven't Peen determined Canyon still doesn t know who it s first playoff foe will Pe.
Rangers capture cross country title
BANDERA - Smithson Valley's boys’ cross country team swept four of the top five places to win the District 26-3A cross country meet here Wednesday.
The team qualified for the regional meet, which will be held Nov. 5 at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio. The top two teams in the district advance, as do the top five individuals.
Smithson Valley’s Kim Huntsucker also reached the regional meet by finishing third in the girls' division.
Smithson Valley’s Junior Trigo won the boys’ division by running the three-mile course in 17:23, while Clark Hamlet was third. Mike
Sherwood fourth and Bubba l>em-mons fifth.
In addition, Ronnie Rigdon was 10th, Bubba Wisdom 13th, Jeff Binkley 15th and John Sherwood was the alternate.
“Every one of them ran their best time for the year,” Coach Keith Richardson said. “They all ran in the 17’s, and that’s the way they’re supposed to do it."
Richardson said the team had an “outside shot” at making the Class 3A state meet.
“We’d have to get everybody down in the low 17s to make it to state," Richardson said.
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Tule ne (4-4) at Baylor (42 I). 2 pm. COT Bears try to retain perfect non conference record after opening season with wins over BYU and UTEP Tutane lost three straight before winning last two including 147 win Saturday over once beaten Southern Mississippi Tulane OB Wade Elmore threw winning TD pass rn come from behind win Bears 56 points against TCU Saturday was most points since 1942, mot in SWC play since 1922 Baylor s 426 yards put them second in SWC total offense Air game is good news bad news for Baylor leading SWC m passing but last against the pass Alfred Anderson attained SWC rushing lead despite missing TCU game with ankle sprain, listed probable for TulaneOwls Razorbacks
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Unicorns, Cougars seek cross country title
By DORIAN MARTIN Staff writer
Saturday marks the beginning of the end
District 13-4A’s top five runners and two teams will be sifted from the others Saturday during the district cross country meet at Lady Bird Johnson Park near Fredencksburg.
But Canyon Coach David Simmons and New Braunfels Coach Fred Pink don’t foresee the end of their cross country season.
Simmons will be leading one of the district’s top boys’ teams as well Rhonda lauck, one of the top runners m the girls’ field.
It’s (the meet) very. very competitive,’’ Simmons said. it’s who is running best that day
“Our confidence will be the big key for us,” he added. “It s a menu!, not a physical thing anymore ”
However, Simmons believes his runners have the mental edge “I think that the one thing we’ve stressed a great deal is our mental attitude
Simmons has also stressed the team concept, which has given him seven runners who have contributed to the team effort.
Simmons’ varsity squad is Mauro Al mo, Mike Leal, David Bolson bake. Jesse Caballero, Ryan Krause, Roland Hicks and Mike Flores
Canyon’s junior varsity team is Matt Brock, Jeff DeLeon, Ed Amaro, Charlet McDaniels, Alan Albrecht and Robert Vanmcola
Canyon’s hope in the girls’ varsity division rests with Lauck, a sophomore.
“She’s matured a lot more than a lot of people expected her to,’’ Sammons said. “She’s always been in the top IO
this year, and the top five in the last four i meets
We’re going to run Diana Kell) in the junior varsity," Simmons added Pink is predicting a strong race from his boys.
“It’ll be between Canyon, us and Tivy,” Pink said "It s a toss-up for first
"We’ve got an outside chance," he said
New Braunfels boys’ varsity, will be Mike Payne. Marty Espinosa. Richard Pink. Hector Hernandez. Howard Phelan, and Chns Coley The junior varsity team will be Efren Maldanado, James Caldwell and Greg Whitaker The girls’ team, led by state runnerup Kim Whitaker, also has a good chance to advance.
”Fredericksburg by far is the better team In fact, they look so good. the> might win state this year,’ the New Braunfels coach said Fredencksburg beat last year’s state champion, Waco Midway, at a meet rn Georgetown earlier this year However, Pink sees his girls in a good, solid second The girls’ varsity will consist of Kim Whitaker, Courtney Kohler, Virginia Hildebrand. Teresa Thomas and Ramona Sanchez The junior varsity team will be Robin Ha bora, Belinda Rodriguez, Aunee Norton, Ten Sides, Mana Bayer and Christina Villalobos Both coaches think the hilly course will present no problem to the runners
The junior varsity boys will start at IO arn. while the JV girls will begin at 10:30 a.m The varsity girls run at ll a.m. with the varsity boys starting at U 30 a mTonight's gamesCougars Lions
Canyon (5 2 1 2 in District 134A) at Lockhart 3 4 I OI in District 13
4A) 8 p m The Cougar* are rest ad and reined atter a are* ott while the Lions are reeling from lour straight tosses Were as cioaa to IOO percent as we ve been smce the test ballgame." Cougars Coach Troy Butch said Burch *a«d Vie Lions oh en se, which has scored orgy 14 points <n distr ct play has beef hurt by inconsistent play *i the ime The same can t be said tor the defensive line which ha* been hard tor everyone in the district to handle In lunes noneRangers Greyhounds
Smithson Va Hey (3 6 0 3 rn District 263A) at Boerne (ill 24 1 rn
District 26 3A 7 30 p rn Boerne rn a play oh caliber team Rangers Coach Starr Irvine said The Greyhounds looked like it last week m blasting Southside 43 7 Boerne s o ti arise w simple but ejective the detense b*g quick and aggressive Smithson Valley was making progress before teat week $ lose to Randolph Irvine said But the Rangers made too many mistakes lo stay tn the game Injuries Seen Eau mos and Preston Janes ate out with the Bu and Steve Stohnet may not play because of a bad ankle Butch Hagaman Butch Lehmann and James Rust ate alt slowed by muscle puMs