The Brand of Hardin-Simmons University (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 73, No. 10, Ed. 1, Friday, March 7, 1986 Page: 6 of 6
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FridayMarch 71986The BrandPage 6
Cowgirls bid adieu
to women's b-ball
By Frank Rose
Monday night was not only the
last game of the 1985-86 season
for the HSU Cowgirls but it
marked the last women's basket-
ball game for HSU.
On the Friday before the game
the HSU trustees voted to drop
women's basketball. They also
voted to drop cross country and
It would have been nice to end
the era with a victory but the
Cowboys were on the court with
a strong Oral Roberts Unlverstiy
Being affected the most will be
those players who still have
eligibility left and only compete
in basketball. If they hope to fur-
ther their college basketball
careers they will be forced to
transfer to another school.
Basically they will have to start
all over again.
HSU takes on TCU
By Frank Rose
The Hardin-Simmons baseball
team saw its record fall to 5-11
Monday as they dropped both
games of a double-header to
Texas Christian University.
The Cowboys got a good
outing from Curtis Raby who
pitched a four hitter. Although
Raby pitched very the Cowboys
scored only one run while TCU
The Cowboys only run of the
game came when Steve Arias
singled went to second on a
fielder's choice and came home
on an error by the center fielder.
In the second game the
Cowboys started in a posivitive
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Gold Dusters Shanna Ayers (left) and her sister Stephanie are
shown performing a routine at a recent basketball game. Tryouts
for next year's drill team will be held on April 5.
Each member of the team
received a complimentary flower
before the game.
As for the game itself the
Cowgirls went down in defeat by
a 89-60 score. Leading the way
for all scorers was Peggy Slfford
with 19 points. Senior Veronica
Dickenson added 15 while Terry
Thomas pumped in 10.
The Cowgirls record for the
season and the talent they have
on the team doesn't match. There
was a significant amount of
basketball talent on this team.
Those who choose to transfer to
other schools should have little
trouble adjusting and con-
tributing no matter where they
Head coach Kim Vinson will
stay on at HSU. She is the
women's volleyball coach.
manner scoring a run in the top
of the first inning.
In the bottom of the first TCU
came up with three runs of their
own off Cowboy starter Lance
Alford. In the bottom of the se-
cond the horned frogs followed
up with two more runs.
The Cowboys refused to die as
they trailed 7-2. In the Cowboys
half of the sixth inning HSU
rallied for two runs. The com-
eback was put down as TCU
answered with three more runs in
the bottom half of the inning.
The final score was 10-4.
On Thursday the Cowboys
played another double-header.
This time against Lubbock Chris-
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All the Way
Cowboy team captian Greg Way goes up for two in recent HSU
basketball action. Way was named to the all-TAAC team. He was
the first HSU basketball player tc receive that honor. Center Craig
Sladek was named as honorable mention.
tian College. The Cowboys were
defeated in the first game by a
score of 10-4. Final results of the
second game were unavailable
when this edition of The Brand
went to the printer. The Cowboys
once again take on LCC here to-
day at 1:00 p.m.
Since the last issue of The
Brand the HSU tennis team has
seen much court action.
The men's team finished se-
cond in the Boarder Olympics in
The number four player Dean
Ellis won all three of his singles
matches. Tennis coach Steve
Hoover says the number one
through four players have about
the same strength.
Kevin McCormick the number
one player posted two wins. He
was victorious over the number
one Pan American and Sam
Houston players but lost to
Southwest Texas State.
Brad Ibbott had a win over
Pan American. Coach Hoover
said that Ibbott has had many
close matches this season. So far
he hasn't come out on top in the
majority of them but Hoover
says in a couple of weeks things
will be much different.
The doubles team of Ellis and
Ibbott were successful.
Hoover expressed that all the
players did good each having a
Cheryl Nowlin seems to be the
extraordinary player on the team.
Her and doubles partner Stacy
The Georgia Southern victory
may have been one of the more
bizarre games to be played in the
Mabee Complex but last Satur-
day's loss to Mercer had to be the
The Cowboys fell in defeat in
the first round of the TAAC
tournament. The final score was
Mercer simply wasn't supposed
to beat HSU but the unlikely
unfortunately happened. The
Cowboys had defeated Mercer
twice during the season by a 21
and 14 point margin.
Mercer took a 29-21 lead into
halftime. Although they were
behind it wasn't time to panic.
Surely the Cowboys would
regroup in the locker room and
come out strong in the second
half. Maybe it just wasn't meant
In the second half the Bears
built up a 18-point lead. It seem-
ed as though Mercer was putting
the final nails in the coffin when
the Cowboys came charging
Trailing 59-47 Mercer's Pete
Geter was called for a foul
argued the call and was given a
technical. Edwin Haynes sank all
three shots. Shortly after that
Haynes had a three-point play.
Sargent are a potent doubles
In the Laredo tournament
Nowlin who is the women's team
captain split sets in a defeat to
Midland Junior College. She was
playing the national Juco cham-
pion. Nowlin was the first to take
a set off the Juco champion.
Last Saturday the tennis team
traveled to Canyon to play in the
West Texas State Team Tennis
The men once again finished
second. They defeated South
Plains 6-3 but lost to WTSU by
the same score. The deciding fac-
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which HSU lost three close matches.
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By Frank Rose
The score was now 61-54.
Another key play in the
Cowboy charge was Alex Harris'
three-point play coming off a
In the last minute it seemed as
though Mercer couldn't miss
from the free throw line.
The leading scorer in the game
was Haynes with 17 points.
Although the loss was disap-
pointing the Cowboys can look
back on a season that was the
best in 10 years for HSU.
The game also marked the last
collegiate game for five seniors
on the team. They are: Phil
Gates Luis Phelps Alex Harris
Craig Sladek and team captain
Greg Way. Each of the departing
players received a plaque
presented by Jesse Fletcher
before the game.
To cap off the 1985-86 HSU
men's basketball season Greg
Way and Craig Sladek received
Way was named to the first
team all-TAAC team. He is the
first HSU player to receive such
an honor. Craig Sladek was nam-
ed honorable mention.
Although HSU is losing five
key players they should be just
as strong if not stronger next
The women finished the tour-
nament tied for third. They lost
to South Plains 5-4 and to WTSU
The men currently have a 4-5
record while the women stand at
One of the outstanding men
players is Kevin McCormick.
Coach Hoover said he is highly
motivated and has central focus.
He not only shows these qualities
on the court but off as well.
Motivation as supplied by Mc-
Cormick or anybody else will
play a vital role in the tennis
team's success this season.
The HSU tennis team takes to
the court again Saturday at 9
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