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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 18, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas Kahler chosen to train for pentathlon New Braunfels HwatoZeitung May By KARI MITCHELL Sports editor Kourtney a New Braunfels High School Junior who has earned just about every track honor rom 1 in state to recently added one more title to her growing list future modern Selected from a nationwide field of outstanding Kahler will join 39 other hopefuls May 29July 8 on San An tonios Fort Sam Houston Army Base for the Modern Pentathlons 1983 National Training Squad Shes the first one from this area to be asked to said NBHS vice pricipal John Thats quite an honor and a great opportunity for someone with her kind of Designed to train promising athletes in the fields of horseback shooting a pistol and the program for the most of those highly skilled In the runswim Like said Her time at state last year in the 800 meters is faster than the first place finish this year and shes a fine Shes light and has extremely good agility and That should make up for her lack of knowledge in some of the skill according to it still going to be Ive never fenced before although Ive shot a pistol and ridden a horse she used to own its been a in a way Im going In fresh learning something Thats partially why Im so The rest of that comes from being chosen despite her ab sence from the special clinic in August of I thought after I missed that it was all she you have to attend the clinic to be I didnt really find out anything about it until August so Phelan and Guinn made some phone calls and I sent in my times and a resume of Two weeks ago my mom came told me congratulations and handed me the I couldnt believe Im ready to go Because of Kahlcrs skill in running and the majority of her training will be in riding fencing and They intensify your training in the areas that youre she so I wont be doing a whole lot of think its going to be Even if I dont make the its still a great The team consists of five individuals with the highest number of pentathlon points at the end of the programs fourday National These points are achieved by meeting certain For the riding pentathletes must mount an unfamiliar drawn by lot only 20 minutes before and cover an 800meter timed course laid out in Stadium jumping In the swimming women must swim A recorded time of must be In the fencing competitors face each other In a to three minute duel using an electrically wired The fencer scores by touching the opponent with the tip of the epee causing the light to In the shooting participants shoot four strings of five rounds from a caliber pistol at a turning target 25meters in the running women must run cross Its sup posed to be really said All uphill and This event determines the overall winner of the There are a lot of people who still dont know what the pentathlon said Even after all theres still a lot I dont I think after I finish the even if I dont make the Ill be a more rounded Its going to be but right now Im so I think I could do just about Slatliiholo IY John Senior Kourtney Kahler Its over AP Billy Smith didnt glow in the he It was Smiths goaltcnding as much as anything that catapulted the New York Islanders to a shocking fourgame sweep of the Stanley Cup finals from the Ed monton In winning their fourth consecutive National Hockey League the Islanders used the stingiest defense in the game to hold the highest scoring team in league history to six goals in four They shut out Wayne limiting him to four assists and neutralizing the greatest offensive player in they had Smith acrobatically protecting the net in winning 51 finally on Tuesday a 12 to clinch But who won the Conn Smythe Trophy as the Stanley Cups most valuable Islanders hold off Oilers to capture Stanley Cup Sports calendar expressed as much bitterness as satisfaction after leading the Isles to Cup matching Montreals streak in 1976 79 and one short of the Canadiens 1956fiO title Ive never been so hurt in all my life as from the abuse I took in this said After what happened in Edmonton slashing incidents with the Oilers Glenn Anderson in the first game and Gretzky in the I couldnt walk the streets out I had to look over my shoulder all the Smith was especially upset by the coverage those episodes got in the Ed monton But it made me have stamina I never fuel Ive never more desire than lever Smith admitted he had plenty of I thought this was my best series said the only remaining original who has backstopped the team to all four But the guys played the best they ever have in front of the Islanders were practically perfect in shattering the Oilers dream of becoming the first former World Hockey Association team to win the The who collected a record 424 regular season outscorcd opponents 7433 in becoming the first former WHA squad to make the But they couldnt get anywhere against the more better balanced and more intense It wasnt one person or one said who still managed Cup records with 38 points and 2G As a team they play extremely well and without a doubt they shut us down he When we did break them clown and get by Smith was always there to make the big New York trailed for only in the entire Banquets New Braunfels will be on May at 7 in the school Baseball Playoffs New Braunfels will meet Alamo Heights Wednesday in Game 3 at in Seguins Slarckc Park Smithson Valley Hit chcock at May Volleyball Geronimo Area Jaycees sponsoring mens and womens volleyball tourney Sunday in T Bar M Day Camp July Deadline for sign up is Miiy If you or your sports group would like your local sports announcement to appear in the HunildZcituny sports mail the announcement to Drawer New TX 78130 or call 512 li259HJ and isk for the sports Buckys bat making Dent for Texas Texas AP Russell Earl also known as is alive and well and playing baseball in Texas and playing rather thank Bucky Dent in 1978 was on top of the baseball world in New York winning the hearts of Yankee fans with a threerun homer to beat Boston in the 1978 Eastern Division playoff game and with 10 hits in 24 atbats in the World Series that And the next there was Bucky Dent pictured in a beef cake public and being loudly cheered at the But fame can be fleeting and fans can be After Dent clipped to a careerlow in 1982 he was traded some thought banished to the Texas Rangers for Lee Hopes were not high in Texas for Dent when he hit a paltry in spring training this Yet Bucky Dent is hitting going into tonights game against Cleveland and has been been a stalwart in the Texas In his last 21 trips to the he has had 14 Canyon had participant in 66 meet The information received and printed in Sundays HmalclZoituni on Darren Gray and Andy Henshaw becoming the first boys correction tracksters from Comal Independent School District to compete in the state meet since 1959 was We have learned since then that Barney Halm of Canyon competed in the broad jump the year was either 1966 Im sure there were people who had especially in spring Dent There was justified cause for But I didnt worry about Ive ha d spring trainings like that I knew Id hit when I got to play every I didnt last and I got hurt in The last time I was in a groove like this was Whack Bucky Dent drives a single to left to score a Crack Al Bumbry drives a line shot toward and Dent dives to snare it for an Whack Dent pulls a grounder past third base for a Im waiting back on the ball more and using the whole he coach Merv Rettenmund and I have been working on that since opening Dents turnaround is typical of the who were 1915 after a G 5 win over Cleveland Tuesday night and tied for first place with California in the Western About this time last Texas was 1023 and 13 games out of first Winning is something Bucky Dent got used to in New He was a member of three World Series two World and was voted the Most Valuable Player of the 1978 championship Dent credits Texas firstyear manager Doug R a d e r for developing a winning attitude among the Hes such a com Dent said of You can tell he wants these guys to have respect and to have And he wants you to carry that out onto the I like This team has a chance to really do Raders instilled pride and The championship clubs I was on they had that who has had his share of didnt quit and continues to work hard on his hitting concentrating in batting practice on shifting his weight forward and spending extra hours with Ret TIRE SALE FREE POOL SEMINAR May 20th call firnt 15 OFF1 on all Pool Supplies thru Cash Knjjcl Warehouse Near Snake Farm mile from 111 Norain Supply 6252840 STORES Big Warehouse Store To Serve You 330 Landa Street Super Store With Super Buys We Reserve Limit Rights Super Specials All Week Thru May 25 STRAIGHT JIM BEAM EZRA BROOKS 90 EARLY TIMES BROWN KENTUCKY TAVERN ANCIENT AGE EVAN WILLIAMS OLD CROW SUNNYBROOK BLENDED WHISKEY WALKERS CANADIAN SEAGRAM CANADIAN RARE CANADIAN MIST GIN TEQUILA SMIRNOFF VODKA McCORMICK VODKA KAMCHATKA VODKA GILBEYS GIN GORDONS GIN McCORMICK GIN TEMPO TEQUILA SCOTCH RUM 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