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4A--The Mainkoff News, Thursday, Aug, 11, 1983 I THE On Sports By Benny Rogers Looking for the times to get better With the beginning of two-a-day workouts Monday the cycle has started again. For the next I0 months, area sports enthusiasts will have a full menu of high school athletics.And maybe, just maybe, there will be a championship or two along the way for dessert, The first item on the menu, of course, m high school football. And ff there's a better brand played anywhere other than the state of Texas I haven't heard about it. Let's face it, Texas schoolboy football is the best. It must be. When it comes recruiting time, recruiters flood the Lone Star State in search of talent. The top-notch football played in the state is not limited to the bigger cities, either. Only in Texas do you find schools with enrollments under I00 winning state championships and doing so with as much quality as say a Highland Park or Temple. For that matter, how many times do we see schools in the lower classifications beat up on the higher-classed schools. It happens. Our area also adds to the excitement of the Texas schoolboy football scene. Oh to be sure, we haven't had that many district winners around here in a while, but area fans are still treated to an equally as exciting brand of football. The lack of big winners in the area may be a thing of the past in a year or two. While we've watched area teams take their lumps over the last years with young, inexperienced players, we may just see those teams come of age very shortly. Yes, David may be about to take Goliath down for the count again. While Malakoff has been without a playoff team for some 33 years now, local folks have had teams that posted impresswe records the past few years, which made things a little easier to take. But what about the good folks in Trinidad and Cross Roads? Losing scores of 66-0, 54-0 and 490 have not been uncommon for their Trojans and Bobcats since the turn of the decade. Scoring a touchdown or two has been a big challenge for their gridsters, much less winning a game or even a championship. Don't be suprised if the wins become more numerous at both schools this time around. Very few coaches have ever worked harder than THS' Tom Holcomb and CRHS' Keith Tunnell to turn programs around. Holcomb inherited a Trinidad program that was at rock bottom after a long and rich winning tradition. Implementing a very successful off-season program and generating enthusiasm in the lower grades, Holcomb has Trojan backers buzzing about football again. THS may very well break the .500 barrier in 1983. As for Tunnell, it's been a case of trying to establish a program at a school that emphasises basketball. While most coaches would have run, or walked swiftly, away from the situation, Tunnell has stayed and is on the verge of turning the talk in Cross Roads from hoop to grid iron. The CRHS coach has kept interest in the CRHS football program and with this year's large crop of returning players the Cross Roads football program should take a turn upward. Locally, the 1.983 football season could go either way. The success of the Tigers appears to hinge on two factors: Quarterback and injuries. The Tigers have dep- th in every area except the field general slot. There are a couple of prospects in camp that could handle the job, and the success of the Tigers is going to depend on how rapidly they develop. At the same time, while the Tigers are deep in run- ningbacks, linebackers and defensive ends, an injury or two in those areas could turn a banner season into one of mediocrity. Tiger fans will get their first look at the Tigers in action against outside op- position in Elkhart Thursday, August 18 in the first scrimmage. TWO STEPPIN'--Tigor llnebacker and runningback Todd Locke led the way in agility drills as the Tigers opened two-a-day workouts Monday morning. Locke, who is expected to play a big role for the Tigers this season, was one of 73 players to report to the first day of workouts. The Tigers will continue two-a-days until next week's scrimmage with Elkhart in Elkhart on Thursday, August 18. The Tigers host Llndale In scrimmage action on Friday, August 26. The 1983 season begins Septem- ber 2. The News will publish a special football tabloid previewing the area football teams Thursday, September 1. (Staff photo by Benny Rogers) YMCA schedules co-ed tourney The Henderson County YMCA will sponsor a Co-Ed Softball Tournament to be held at Cain Park in Athens, Texas on August 19 and 20. Entry fee will be $75.00 per team with an entry deadline of August 15.. The tournament will be double elimination starting on Friday, August 19. For further information call the Henderson County YMCA at 675-9154. Eighth graderS may pick-up gear August 19 All prospective football players in Independent School pick-up their August 19, ace coach Jerry Cotton. Players should equipment at the High gymnasium p.m, Forms for examinations tained, also noted that already examinations shouR completed form. All have workouts !. + II / It's a sweet deal from Dairy Queen! Just 99 for a cool and fudgy, super-pea-nutty Peanut Buster Parfait. Come taste one today. Monday, August 15 thru Sunday, August 21 "Dairy Queen just keeps on getting better: , ~>Dyr~grll 19tii h!~ ~1 Oil { m~:~i , ,~rll~; ~e!+,(ve~ IM Tr|dern~l~s of t~e lex D (30p Cou+lc~ "~ Regl,',terea haflemark Am D (2 Corp i~l~IHjI~mH~j~mI~I~m~L~m~Hm~j~m~j~m~H~H~m~u~m~H~H~1~l~l~H~u~1~~l~W~H~I~H~W~m~H~ Sales & TEAMWORK--Mike McLain (kneeling) and Ronnle Speed took their turn in the "Skeet Shoot" sponsored by County Birdhunter's Association two weeks ago in Tri-Cities. McLain and Speed, both top finishers, ticipants in the shoot. McLain was a member of the winning team and Speed took second in the Open Divls by Lisa Weaks) $pons The aroma of frying fish and gun Speed, second; Hooter DeChaune, third p'rimarypurpose of tbes smoke filled the air last weekend on the and Bennie Barnett, fourth, conduct field trials iv Jerry King Ranch in the Tri-Cities Mrs. Virginia Speed took the honors dogs find, Community. in the ladles division while Kevin Mat- ds to the hand of Members of the Henderson Countytingly wrapped up the junior division them on foot. Birdhunter's Association were frying with a score just one shot away from The local club the fish for 41 hungry shot-gunners winning him a trophy in both the junior other social banging awayat clay targets, and the open division, for new members so The contest, attended by ap- The club furnished free fish cooked in testing his skill proximately I00 people, is an annual up by president Speed, assisted by Neal or showing how "ole event sponsored by the local sportsman Brown and Vance Layfield. All this was thing, conta club. topped off by plenty of cold watermelon Members of the winning team with enjoyed by everyone. It's crazy, but true. prize money of $300 were Davld Dycuss, For anyone who isn't familiar with the Houston Astros Steve Brown, JohnCross, Johnny Speed the club, it is part of a national three times at bat and MikeMeClain. organization called the National Bit. never came to the Trophy winners in the open division dhunter's Association, spanning 27 maJ were Vance Layfield, first; Ronnie states with a total of 200 clul . The wi a Rental of Home Movies & VI)R Equipment + ,, 0 .n /XtS oo. gOc ~No" AdulL Children, Comedy, Horror, F mily FREE MEMBERSHIP with Purchase of PANASONIC VCR UNIT Or AUGUST SPECIAL $25- Life Time Membership $15- If mom another dub Mon. thru Sat 10 to 6:30 Hwy. 90 Guinn Shopping Center - Gun Barrel City (1 blk. N. of Hwy. 90 & 85 Intersection) WINNING IrEAM--YId= quintet was the winning team at the "Skeet Shoot" held two weeks age TH-Cit/es. Pictured are (left.to-right) Steve Brown, John Cross, David Dycuss, Mike MeLain and Johnny ning team claimed the $300 first place prize. (Courtesy photo)