Del Rio News-Herald Wedneedey, July II, 19M 12 First volleyball league ends season All-stars to play Eagle Pass By ADOLFO FLORES JR. Sports Editor Celebrating the end of the first men's volleyball season, three teams have been selected to play in the post-season playoffs slated for Friday. Winning the men's volleyball league was Rodee's Fried Chicken, who led the league throughout most of the season. Coming in second was the team from the San Antonio Shoe Company and placing third and fourth were the two teams from the Del Rio Fire Department, the Heat and the Smoke. The top three teams will vie for the championship in a postseason tournament on Friday, July 20 at 6:30 p.m. at the Joe Ramos Community Center Gymnasium. In the post-season tourney, SAS will play the Del Rio Fire Department's Heat team with the winner taking on Rodee's Fried Chicken in the final game. An all-star team from Del Rio will compete in a tournament against an all-star team from Eagle Pass on Saturday, July 28 at the Joe Ramos Community Center Gym. The games are set to start at 9 a.m. and run until 9 p.m. that night. The Del Rio All-Star Volleyball first team consist of Oscar Salas.' Oscar Salas Jr., Jesus Montez, Ramiro Lopez, Robert Solorio, Rogelio Zapata. Uvaldo Iglesas, Ramon Valadez, Juan Ortiz and Carlos Navarro. The second team of all-stars from Del Rio consist of Kevin Brousard, Clint Reinr, Pat Burke, Edward Salazar, Tino Cirilo, Abe Cardenas, Robert Torrez and Frultuozo Garza. The teams were selected from the ten teams competing in the volleyball league, which included Rodee's. Laughlin A.F.B.. Ole Distributors, PEP Industries, Del Rio National Bank Juniors, Sports Awards Junior team, SAS and the Del Rio Fire Department teams of Heat and Smoke. The Boys' Club, who sponsors the volleyball league, will also have a volleyball cliic on Sunday, August 5 at the Joe Ramos Center for men, women, boys and girls. The tourney will take place from 8 a.m. until 9 p.m. A fee of $5 will be charged to each entry into the clinic with the price going up at the door to $10. Call Gloria Ortega for more information at 775-6366. £ ^ News-Herald photo by Dean McAden COME TO PAPA — Oscar Salas of Rodee's Fried Chicken is airbourne for this comeback shof during practice on Tuesday at the men's volleyball league games. Softball teams get ready to go to state By ADOLFO FLORES JR. Sports Editor Eight local Softball teams will compete in state playoff competition in the upcoming weeks. The Del Rio Parks and Recreation Department will send four men's softball teams into state contests in Midland and El Passo, according to State Amateur Softball Associaton (ASA) chairman Armando Fernandez. Teams competing in the State ASA Class C Men's Softball Tournament in Midland are Del Rio's Miller Lite and Busch teams as the local teams of Coors and Renegades compete in the State Class D tournamnet set to be played in El Paso. All four toien's softball teams from the city will compete in the state playoffs on the weekend of August 10-12. The softball team from St. Joseph's Chain Gang will compete in the state church league tournament on July 27-29 in San Angelo. St. Josephs plays in the city industrial league in Del Rio. Three women's teams will compete in the ASA State Class D Women's Softball Tournament in Abiline on July 27-29. The teams, who compete in the city's summer league, consist of the Laughlin team. Miller Lite and PEP Industries. The three women's teams will be joined by the Eagle Pass women's team, the Athletics. Fernandez, who recently directed a district qualifying meet in Del Rio said, "I would like to thank Ole Distributors and the City of Del Rio for the use of Hogan Park during the tournament. Southeastern Conference looking to grow more Wranglers win, San Antonio loses in Texas League D*we> SUton singled home the winning run in the eighth inning, but it took some ninth inning heroics by Dean Kelly to give the Wichita Wranglers a 4-3 Texas League baseball victory over the Tulsa Drillers. In other Texas League games Tuesday night. El Paso edged Shreveport, 6-4, Jackson defeated Midland, 7-4, and Arkansas whipped San Antonio, 7-3. The Wranglers took a 4-3 lead into the ninth inning, but Tulsa's Dan Peltier hit a bases-loaded grounder that appeared to clear the infield for a single. Second baseman Kelly went into right field, snared the grounder and threw out Peltier to preserve the victory. Wichita jumped out early after Mike Humphries hit an run- scoring single. Guillermo Velasquez hit his ninth home run of the season in the sixth to add two. Tulsa tied the game a half- inning later. Peltier hit an run- scoring single, another Driller scored on a throwing error and Cris Colon's single scored one. The winning pitcher was Paul Quinzer, 2-2. The losing pitcher was Roger Pavlik, 2-3. Sandy Guerrero and Shon Ashley each slugged two-run doubles in the first inning to lead the El Paso Diablos to a 6-4 victory over the Shreveport Captains. The other El Paso runs came in the second inning when Jesus Alfaro walked and scored from first on a throwing error on a ground ball by Craig Cooper. Ashley then singled to drive Cooper home. The Jackson Mets had five consecutive hits, including two doubles, in the second inning to take a 7-4 victory over the Midland Angels. Scott Cerny was 3-5 for Midland. Kevin Baez had a two- run single for Jackson. The winning pitcher was Eric Hillman, 2-3. Terry Bross picked up his 24th save. Paul Thoutsis and Joey Fernandez each slugged homers to lead the Arkansas Travelers to a 7-3 victory over the San Antonio Missions. Arkansas scored two runs in the_ first inning on a throwing er- ror and a single by Mike Ross. Fernandez had a two-run single in the third and Scott Melvin had a run-scoring single. San Antonio got two runs in the fourth, with Erick Karros scoring on an error by Greg Carmona. Jerry Brooks went home on a Lance Rice single. Thoutsis hit his fifth homer of the year in the bottom of the inning. The Missions got their last run in the fifth when Tom Goodwin scored on a triple by Henry Rodriguez. Arkansas fired back with Fernandez's 10th homer of the season in the bottom of the fifth. Len Picota, 6-5, was the winning pitcher. The loser was Mike Pitz, 3-2. BIRMINGHAM. Ala. (AP) Any expansion of the 10-member Southeastern Conference is too serious to be done willy-nilly, said the SEC commissioner, although discussions are under way with some schools. Roy Kramer said that no meeting has been set for a vote on admitting additional members, although the SEC is exchanging information with schools such as Arkansas of the Southwest Conference and Florida State, an independent. "These are serious decisions and they're not going to be made overnight," Kramer said. "If it doesn't happen by the start of football season, that doesn't mean discussions are not continuing." Athletic Director Frank Broyles of Arkansas recently said the possibility is strong that the school will remain in the SWC, which also is considering expansion. Florida State Athletic Director Bob Coin said an expanded Metro Conference, which would add football as a league sport, "sounds like a great concept," but that "it would be a mistake to put a timetable on us. "We only heard 30 days ago fronvthe'SEC. You don't give^up 30 years of athletic history in 30 days." FSU President Bernard Sliger has visited Louisiana State, where he worked for 19 years, and spoken with officials there about the SEC. Coin, however, said the SEC has yet to tell Florida State '"we want you,' and we haven't said we're ready to give up our bachelorhood. I haven't seen too many successful marriages by shotgun." Alabama Athletic Director Hootie Ingram spent eight years as the athletic director at Florida State, which is a football independent but a member of the Metro Conference in other sports. "It very definitely would be a plus for Florida State to join the SEC and for the SEC to get Florida State," Ingram said. "I think from my experience that any independent school in this day and time would welcome the opportunity to get into a solid organization. You've got a base of consistency to operate on." Current and potential Metro Conference schools are to meet this week to discuss a 16-team football league and a 12-team all- sports league. Miami, East Carolina. Rutgers, Pitt, Syracuse, West Virginia, Boston College and Temple have been invited to join the eight-team Metro. "That Metro group has been meeting since 1981," Ingram said. "They may be more serious about it now because there has been some movement with Penn State going to the Big Ten and the SEC looking into expansion." Ingram said a league in which all members play all sports works much better than a league in which some schools are members in only certain sports. Although the §EQand Florffla State are only exchanging information now. Coin said they should know "in the next 30 days or so whether we're getting closer or further apart." CINEMQRN THEATRES Scoreboard BASEBALL Major League Baseball At A Gluce •j T*e Associated Press AU T\mtt EOT AMERICAN LEAGUE East Divtoioo W L Pet GB BoitOD W 40 545 Toronto 49 42 534 »i Cleveland 44 44 500 4 Detroit 43 48 473 6^j Baltimore 42 47 472 6'? 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