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THE BAYTO1W SUN Augiut 25, 19*7 The 1967 season bperti tonight for the Roberts. Lee: and Ross S: Sterling volleyball teams. For results o/ the opening matches, see Wednesday's Sun. Area squads'showings vary By ALFRED VALDEZ They weren't exactly real football games, but at least coaches at the Sun-area schools were able to see how their respective teams looked in game situations and what each team needs to work on before the "real" games start on Sept. 4. The various schools all held scrimmages last Friday to get their teams acquainted with playing in game situations. The report cards varied, but overall, most of the coaches were pleased with what they saw. Barbers Hill Head Coach Larry Hope said he was impressed wjth the showing the freshman and , junior Varsity teams made against Crosby. However, while the varsity did not do as well as he would'have liked, there was some promise. "I was very pleased with the aggressiveness the kids showed," Hope said. "We really only allowed them to score once. They did score one other time on a defensive mistake." drive on one of its possessions for a touchdown. Crosby also scored another time on a 70-yard pass. SflPPlT, ttC. 431-1307 "SttMll 4*H»u&h toudrfe btf! targe enough to "We had a junior playing at corherback and he just made a mistake and came up to stop the run and they threw the ball over his head, "Hope said. Hope said he was pleased with the way the team adapted to the new offense the Eagles are putting in, but he also saw several areas where more work is needed:' ; ,. • ::: , ; "We worked on those things today (Monday)," he said. The Eagles have another scrimmage scheduled Friday at home against Cleveland. The freshmen will play at 5 p.m., the JV at 6 p.m and the varsity at 7 p.m. •' i . , • • ,; ; Channelview Coach Jim Scible was very pleased with the way the defense played in a scrimmage against Magnolia Friday. "pur defense looked exceptionally well," Scible said. "Our offense struggled some, but at least we got to look at some things we wanted to." Scible said the scrimmage was good experience for some of the younger players on the Falcon team who will have to play well if Channelview hopes to contend for the District 12-4A crown again. "We are still spoon-feeding some of our younger kids." Scible said. "We threw the ball a lot and we ran into some protection problems." Yet. Scible said he is not con- cerned with the Falcons and says they will come around. ;"The potential is there," Scible said. "Our kicking game is solid and our defense is solid. We will be all right once we get a few games under our belts." Channelview will hit the road this week and scrimmage Rice Consolidated Friday night Some less than dazzling offensive play also disappointed Huffman Hargrave Coach Wayne Garidy. Huffman traveled to Shepherd for a scrimmage Friday and will scrimmage Mt. Carmel this week. "We did about as we expected," Gandy said. "Our backfield people need to learn to play some varsity ball. V Huffman will be loaded with some young running backs this year and Gandy is counting on them to keep the team in the race. Huffman's main strength, its offensive line, did very well. Gandy said. "Other than our backs, 1 was pleased," Gandy said. "Our offensive line blew them away. It's just that some our guys did not come to play." Gandy did say that one running back, Chas Quiad. did run real well and was impressive. "He ran like he was looking for somebody to hit. He didn't tiptoe into the line like some of the others," Gandy said. Gandy said it was good that Coming Thursday, September 3rd... Exclusively in The Baytown Sun TBALLl 1987 •A comprehensive look at Baytown, Barbers Hill, Crosby and other surrounding schools. ADVERTISERS: Don't Pass up the opportunity to cosh in on the tremendous readership this section will bring! Call one of our ad specialists today and watch your sales score big! 422-8302 Ad Deadline Thurs., Aug. 27 422-8302 the young backs got a taste of varsity game experience and expects them to do better against Mt.Carmel. Crosby Coach Ronnie Davenport said his Cougars did a fine job against Barbers Hill and accomplished a lot from the scrimmage. "We had a real good scrimmage," Davenport said. "This is the second year in an offense we put in a year ago and we looked 100 times better this time than we did the same time last year." Davenport said his team is right on schedule both offensively and defensively and will keep right on working toward its first game with another scrimmage this week at Strait Jesuit. . "We aren't having to do as much teaching this year with the new offense and we've been running the same defense for five years," Davenport said. "About the only thing we didn't do was not throw as much as I would have liked. We put in a lot more passing plays this year. We will be passing more this week." At Dayton, Coach David Hughes said he felt good about his team's showing against Willis on Friday. "It took us a little while to gel started." Hughes said. "But we managed to score in every possession." Hughes, who is installing the wishbone offense at Dayton, said the team did well in its initial outing with the new offense. "We had a basic script and 1 am pretty well satisfied with the way we followed it," Hughes said. However. Hughes said much more work needs to be done before the offense and defense is running the way he wants it. "We are not running the defense and offense like I want it to run." Hughes said. "We made a lot of mistakes but the effort by the kids sometimes overcame some of those mistakes." Dayton will get to iron out more of its mistakes in a scrimmage against Anahuac this Friday. Liberty Coach Mike Crowe also gave his team a good grade in its initial outing against Anahuac. "1 was rather pleased with the scrimmage." Crowe said. "We continued to improve and the kids did a good job." Crowe said there still is a lot to improve on and several of those items surfaced at the scrimmage. "We need to put a concerted effort into our passing game." Crowe said. "We dropped some balls that should have been caught." Crowe said the Panthers also made some mental mistakes that are common to most teams early in the season. "Our backfield action needs work, but that is always bad during the first scrimmage." Crowe said. On the whole, however. Crowe said the team did well. "The kids played well and I am tickled to death that no one (See HILL, Page »-A) M.R. JAFARNIA, M.D., F.A.C.O.G. Diplomat of the American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology GULF COAST HOSPITAL is pleased to announce the opening of his office 2800 Garth Road, Suite D Baytown, TX 77521 (713)425-9386 425-9387 OFFICE HOURS: 9 AM - 5 PM Monday-Friday 9 AM -12 PM every other Saturday Wednesday evenings by appointment BOB KNEPPER pitched his first complete gvne and won his third straight decision as the Astros defeated St. Louis 5-2 Monday night. (AP tile photo) 1 * ' • : . . : ' Astros top Cards; Lanier encouraged ST. LOUIS (AP) - Hal Lanier. manager of the Houston Astros, is finally starting to feel satisfied'.with the performance of hisbaliclub. "For the first time this year, we're putting everything together - good j pitching and good hitting." Lanier said, after the Astros, behind Bob Knepper. whipped the St. Louis Cardinals for a fifth straight time Monday night, 5-2. The Astros, winners of 10 of their last 11 games, remained a half game behind the San Francisco Giants in the National League West. The Cards, who have dropped 19 of their last 31, saw'their lead in the N'L East dwindle to 3 1 - games over the New York Mets and A 1 ? games over the Montreal Expos. "Before, we would have two or three yuys hitting, but not everybody, and as a result, M.e 'weren't getting enough runs for our pitchers," Lanier said. The usually light-hitting Astros have batted .307 in their last 1! games. Knepper, 7-1 :j. hurled a seven- hitter in notching his first complete game since Aug. 15. li)86. He credits Lanier with not losing confidence in him when he was poor during the first half of the season. "It was very frustrating and it look a long time to get my act together." sail! Knepper. a 33- year-old left-hander, "It was a long, slow process, but 1 appreciate the fact that Hal stayed with me." Knepper was .'i-12 with an earned run average over G.OO a month ago. but seems to have regained his old form lately. He has won four of his last five decision;; over his last six starts, with a 3.29 ERA during that span Knepper's victory over St. Louis was his second over the Cardinals in less than a week; he beat them 2-1 on Aug. 19. allowing three hits in seven innings. Lanier said he had a tough decision to make when Knepper continued to pitch poorly during the first half of the season, "I either was going to leave him in the rotation or put him m the bullpen," Lanier said "But I thought Bob Knepper was going to snap out of it His last three years H7 victories' were pretty impressive." Bill Doran and Billy Hatcher provided most of the offense in support of Knepper 'Monday night. Doran drove >n the Astrds" first run to extend his hit Uric streak to eight games He was. the National'League player of" the week last week and has hit .500 115 for 3d) during his streak Hatcher, who is. second in stolen bases in the National League to the Cardinal.-' Vince Coleman. swiped three ba.se;- to run his total to 49 HaU'her also hit a two-run homer in I he ninth inning and has hit in 11 of his last 12 games, batting -190 L 24 for -19!' during that period Rookie Joe Magrane. d-d, \v<is the loser Monday and has now dropped two straight well- pitched games to Knepper and the Astros, He lias lost his last four decisions overall HOUSTON -STl.OUI.') o b r h b! « b i h h I Hatcher i( -..';; <>MniU, **• r • i • M:iKrnn<< I. :.*..• |.n HntU.r ;< Tallin Houston .StLouti 34 S » i Tot.li JJ : HI'. Stl-outs 111 Mfl.r.- UK .4^1 Hor.in :> iT i; HIM IP Houston KncpfMT W 7 (3 y '; SlLouls MiiRranrt.,(.f, . .7 !> Morton , : : I 1 A HUC llntchrr ti> Magr.iw ; Umpiro Home r'rtvmm^n^ son. Second. Honin Triirtl. Titt.i T-2.19 A 3;.«i:i ]0y 010 013-S * {Wo («! IWI-ri' \\. . ( ! i Mi MJUTIT 1 H It KR BB SO •: : ; 2 \' i Alston earns Beaumont title Kenny Alston of Baytown captured the singles championship in his age division Sunday at the Beaumont Labor Day Tennis Classic. Alston defeated Andrew Hill of Austin 6-2, 6-1 in the final to capture the boys 14-year-old title at the three-day event. He qualified for the final by topping Erik Horan of San Antonio 6-3, 6-0 in the semifinal round. In earlier matches, Alston beat Ajay Mather of India 6-4, 7-6 and Frank Coll of San Angelo6-l,6-0. In other action this summer, Alston reached the quarterfinals of the St. Louis Clay Court Championships two weeks ago. He dropped a three-set decision there. In July he won the singles championship of a tournament in Hopkinsville. Ky., and was TENNIS part of the winning doubles! team. He also finished runner-dp! in singles play at a men's amateur tourney in Paducah; Ky. : : ; Alston is ranked No. 16 |n* Texas in the bovs 14 division. • " * ' •* *"" •* Mackert has surgery • : Baytown's Keith Mackert has' undergone successful a.f^; throscopic/reconst rue live* shoulder surgery to alleviate^ recurring tendonilis problem!! and the removal of lorn cat, tilage. ;: Mackert, a former standout jgL Ross S. Sterling who played lajSt; year for San Jacfnto College a» r freshman, is expected to the 1987-68season.

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