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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 4, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas Sports Herald-Zeitung New Braunfels Texas Friday . September 4 1987 District teams mostly favored to take openers To high school football fans, players and coaches, today is a sacred day: the Beginning of the Season All nine District 13-4A teams are in action tonight, with one of the three local teams playing at home What could be one of the best games tonight involving a 13-4A team will be Uvalde at Kerrville Tivy Many district coaches think Tivy could be the favorite for the 13-4A crown this year, while Uvalde has won District 14-4A two years in a row The game will mark coaching debuts at both schools:    Donnie Laurence at Tivy and Mike William son for the Owls According to the Harris Rating System Uvalde is ranked 14th in the state while the Antlers are listed at 35 Last year the Owls blanked Tivy 23-0. but the Antlers are now a much more ex perienced team Harris picks Uvalde by 11 in Kerrville Defending co-champion Samuel Clemens hosts San Antonio Central Catholic The Buffaloes have seven all-district players returning, in eluding 235-pound defensive tackle Steve Hoffman and 205-pound middle linebacker Michael Black Clemens is a solid bet to be among the teams competing for the 13-4A crown Harris lists the Buffaloes as a 9-point favorite Clemens won last year s contest 21-7 Boerne which led the race most of last season, again opens at home against St Gerard Boerne Coach Jack Moss spent last weekend in the hospital after falling ill during last week s scrimmage, but an official at the school said he returned to work on Tuesday and will be coaching at Friday s game The Greyhounds blanked the Royals 27-0 last year for their first ot five shutouts This sear Boerne is a 10-point pick It will be a brand new Fredericksburg team taking the field tonight in Hondo to face an Owl team with IO returning starters Tailback Derrick Dietrich is a threat every time he touches the ball and the Billies give him plenty ol chances to carry it Hondo won the game 25-13 last year in Fredericksburg This year the Billies are an 8-point favorite Two up-and-coming teams will clash in Mountain City tonight as Hays hosts Class 3A Gonzales The Apaches have a new coach. Calvin Tucker who last season guid ed 2A Shiner to the state title Hays has 14 starters returning from a team that came very close to pulling off a few major upsets last year The Rebels won last year's game 35-0 and are an 8 point pick tonight Lockhart and Luling resume their tradtional rivalry, this time with the Lions having the host honors The Eagles may be stronger in 1987 with 12 starters returning, but managed only one win last year Lockhart returns a large group of starters as well. and should improve its 2-8 record under second year coach Terry Morris The Lions won last year's game 18 8 and are .in ll point pick to w in again this year Among the local schools, C anyon is the lone team playing at home as it faces Austin Westlake for the fourth straight season After finishing 8-2 last season and still missing the playoffs the Cougars will bt* even more hungry this year Westlake faces a tough I lass 5A schedule and will be hard-pressed to win many games this year The Chaparrals will also be looking to a\enge last sear s 14-13 defeat liar When the district football teams take re field be playing ‘or keeps in the seaso' lh e< ers < Clark) to D H ris rates the game as deadlocked New Braunfels travels to Seguin to continue the state s longest annual football rivalry These two teams have been going at it since 1927 with the Unicorns holding the edge in this decade New Braunfels will try to establish its running game against a defense which features 6-8 220-pound Rodney Smith a SWC candidate at defensive end The Unicorns have not lost ti' Seguin since 1980 and won last year " contest 14 0 The Matadors are a I point u Smit The Rangers numbers edge ag. and a win lot Nm me Strike looms closer in NFL NKW YORK ( AP The NFL and its players union have moved a little closer to the second strike in five years after a new impasse over what w as expected to he a secondary issue in the talks protection for player representatives While both sides said they would continue to work towards a settle merit. the first direct negotiations since Aug 14 broke off Thursday after Gene Upshaw the union s ex ecutive director said he wanted to make pay protection for player reps" the first issue to fie taken up Jack Donlan. the executive direc tor of the Management Council call ed that “a smokescreen and return ed to New York ending the negotla Bons that had taken place for 4 hours Wednesday at an undisclosed site in the W ashmgton area The contract between the league and its union expired Monday the same day the union s executive com mutts* set an undisclosed date for a walkout The "trike date which will tn‘ presented next Tuesday t playei representatives is repo rte either the second or fourth wet K the regular season which t*ecBannister,White Sox down Texas “weren't deal breakers.” They in eluded such things as meal money and min mg and trav el expenses And Donlan agreed to get back in touch with Upshaw during the weekend after preparing a com prehenstve management proposal “This is not one of these jam it down your throat take it or leave it things .“ Donlan "ald But this is the framework for negotiations ’ But I pshaw who characterized the talks as “on hold. said he was concerned that Donlan would also send the proposal to the teams lo give to their Individual players a move Donlan conceded he was likely to do Upshaw characterized that as another attempt to break the union Still the major impasse was over slaver reps issue which the th po »p< a werry I rd or me mg often I either I v who fiat in ion v cd the urn Hi eft tai I Local capsules Chaparrals Cougars v*i( hgp hail (fir LjU vvteM Bv THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CHICAGO    Floy d Bannister felt comfortable but the Texas Rangers felt they were attacked by a big rattler Bannister, backed by a good defense scattered eight hits over 7 2 3 innings and struck out nine batter" Thursday night as the Chicago White Sox blitzed the Rangers 5-2 Bannister ii-IO. walked none en route to his third straight victory Bobby Thigpen finished the game tor his eighth save It s one of those years when you feel snake-bit from the star and the bite just keeps getting deeper moaned Texas Manager Bobby Valentine whose club has lost three of its last four games Bannister might have felt the same way in June when he was 3-7 But he has vs on eight of his last ll starts I felt the most important thing tor me to do was go out and pitch quality ball he said I felt comfortable out there tonight Overall, it was a good defensive game Brewers 8, Royals 2 Greg Brock had tour hits, drove in three runs and scored three times as Milwaukee defeated Kansas City completing a three game sweep of the host Royals Chris Bosio 9 5. allowed four hits struck out seven and walked none in seven innings Chuck ( rim pitched two hitless innings in relief tor his eighth save Tigers 3, Indians I When W alt Terrell is asked to ex plain his success at home, his reply isn t exactly sweet American League 11#*’ roil Vies uniter 'n e *, x Sv The Associated Press East Division w L Pct GB Detroit Hr 'n not Toronto th 54 594 I National League New york ?'■ 5k 564 B, Th* Assoc>ated P*ess Milwaukie- 7 Mi >49 Boston kl ny 47? f7 East Division W L Pct GB Baltimore M* Ti 451 2> Cleveland 51 H4 HH « Montreal 74 vs >81 West Division W L Pct GB ...»I IP J lit pu I m I I ' Pf . Oakland na 85 511 Pitt shul gh 61 ,2 4 * :h California m *>h 4* i 4 W< st D Vision WL pf* GB Kansas Cliv 85 *•» 485 . , , , ,,, .'•tea vs'- M Texas Ti 46» ( in inn d; *a 4 * Chicago 57 th 42** Thursday s Games Minnesota2 Busto! Cunnings San l> • gi >4 . , - Detroit Cleveland I Thursday s Games Chicago 5 I exa" 1 Milwaukee H Kansas City 2 Tod* y s Games Today s Games Cincinnati Brown nu *> at I f rn < aliform* McCasktll 4 5 at Ne york Sanderson 7 7 Dullickson l-o n Mont rea Heaton 12** a* Vt iant . Cleveland Railes 6 ai Hilton ■ I * ai lf lf*! 74-li Clemens u h n Pittsburgh Bielet k; I I ,** Uousti t Seattle Moorefi-lT at Tor»*nt ( .e. v By an » ll n Oakland Nelson ii I at Ran mime san Diego Nolle 2 2 at si l,ou -NJ j UT a TH* fl HoddtckersT n New york Aguilera *» 2 a! Lm V . Milwaukee Barker 2 I a! Minnesota lf iliegas 2 I n \ iota 14 8 n Philadelphia Buff lr. lo ll at San Chicago Dotson IO ll at Kansas City Francisco Rainmakers'* n Terrell pitched a six hitter and Leu Whitaker and Kirk Gibson hit home runs as Detroit beat Cleveland I Thursday night The victory nun■.»-ed the first-place Tigers lead to I games over idle Toronto in the American League Fast Terrell 12-10, walked two and struck out four en route to his eighth complete game He improved tn home record to 11-2 this year and in-7 since coming to the Tigers from the New York Mots for Howard Johnson a I lge lice th prior to the 198a seasor Terrell is 12 25 a He doesn t rn trow ever Tm tired of hearing I pit rihie on the road. 'I erred wish you guys reporter* drop that I ve Ix-en ti That’* ail I can say I ve pitched some v» games on the road and decisions There were no games pin; the road fference ched ter said I would insistent ry gixxi got no ,ed in the .fhd M to kl !he third Man single by Par I let rod leat! ag. Yeti was ups he had Whit al i becked swing it a hail and W h I wins 2, Red Sox ) Al Newman walked with the bas* loaded with one one in Du loth a-Minnesota neat H a .ti Du Met radome The game Au-. XI Ore.I VN ,r.’ Du ninth inning when Ed Romero pu* Boston ahead with a sat tdice bv and Kirby Puckett humored w • ti two out*-to tie the score in the I wins bait With one out in the loth Gene Larkin doubled off Wes Gardner i * and Randy Hush was given an mien t luna I walk Gardner then walked pinch hitter Roy Smalley lahore walking New man on (ive phi ties Keith Atherton > I pit (tied on** in lung of scoreless relief tor the Twins who increased their lead in tin* AL VS est to two games civ et idle Oakland Astros' Hatcher suspended IO days HOUSTON < AP» Billy Hatcher is rn the midst of a nightmare but he's thinking of a pleasant dream National League President Bart Giamatti suspended Hatcher Thursday tor IO days without pay for using an illegal bat in Tuesday night s game against Chicago “I hope we win the pennant, and play in the World Series and they check every one of my hats and have to say they're all legal “ Hatcher said Thursday night “ITI tell you straight out that I didn t know the bat was loaded.” Hatcher said “People are going to believe what they want to believe I can t get inside their heads and make them believe the truth ” Hatcher earlier told General Manager Dick Wagner that tie would riot appeal any suspension but Thursday night the outfielder said an appeal was not out of Du* question lf Hatcher appeals, he would tie able to play un til a hearing could tie arranged and the Astros start a three game series at home with the first place San Francisco Giants on Monday “I am not concerned about Billy Hatcher right now. I'm only concerned about the team.” Hat cher said “ll it > tx*.st for me to appeal and play against the Giants and Pittsburgh that s what we’ll do.” Hatcher said a decision on a possible appeal would be made today in a meeting with Wagner and Lanier “It s Just a matter of do they want me to do my IO days now or later,’ Hatcher said Hatcher continued to maintain hts innocence saying he picked up relief pitcher Dave Smith s batting practice bat because he had broken several of his own bats I ve used bats of other teammate" too Hat cher said “If my fiat doesn t feel right on a i ertain night I might use Bill Doran s Sometimes I need a Dm ken handle and sometimes I like it thinner Astros owner John McMullen and Manager Hat Lanier don t think the punishment fit" the offense It s embarrassing,” McMullen said “It’s clearly a violation of the rules and if you make a mistake like that you have to pay Die price “You may disagree with Die extent of it hut you have to admit it's justified ” Giamatti also filled Laruei iii connection with the incident, saying the manager was responsible for the bats McMullen said Lanier should not tie fined lf Philadelphia Manager Lee Kila was not fined when Phillies pitcher Kevin Gross wa" suspended IU days after sandpaper was discovered in his glove Unicorns Matadors Aitch I in coiners .let! Divan ai im urns Matador center «* best plover from cit lartertiack ( ba l Si brie irtance if the I ria oms g d lit Mine Die tiei Rangers Cardinals Matchup Smithson Va i » It niger Cardinals moat Somerset High School 7 tup rn Last year Southside 18 Smithson \ alley I! Last week This is the season opener for twoh teams Gam* notes Both teams are attempting to rebound from sub par seasons last year The Cardinals won three games and the Rangers were winless The Cardinals are a small team and according to their scrim mages have not shown one player to ta* a game breaker type The Rangers have improved steadily in workouts and in their scrimmages and have a g<xxi balance of size and speed The Rangers intend to keep Die flail on the ground and control the game w ith the run Players to watch For the Rangers a new offensive line must perforin well to keep the team on the run Caw aln WeU is a 245 pound junior that will I** the strong side tackle Bubba Slater a 180 pound "enior will be the quick tackle on the opposite side of Metz James Leinnewetier ts the quick guard in the Ranger offensive scheme as well as a top notch linebacker on defense H e Rangers will look to newcomer tailback Steve Smith to find the boles the Ranger linemen leave for him ;