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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 14, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas Phillies nip Page 8A Sports HeralrtZtitung April 7A Floyd nudges into Masters lead AP Veteran Ray Floyd bounced an eagle putt against the back of the into the air and into the hole on the way to a 3underpar 69 that gave him a oneshot lead Saturday in the third round of the Masters a nonwinner since collecting the 18th victory of his career in the 1982 PGA completed three trips over the hills and around the streams and ponds of the Augusta National Golf Club course in four shots under His closest challenger going into Sundays final round of the chase for a first prize and the famed green jacket that goes to the winner of the first of the years major tests of golfing was a man who didnt expect to be here in the first place and two days ago made plans to Curtis the seasons leading moneywinner on the PGA continued his comeback from an em barrassing 80 in the opening round with a 68 that placed him at and one stroke Stranges second son was due on But the baby was born more than a week enabling him to compete After his opening he made plane reservations to his home in then cancelled them after a brilliant 65 in Fridays second Its tough sometimes to come back after a good round like I had But I did and now Im in good Im right in said winner of two titles and more than already this He and Floyd moved to the front when golfing disaster in its varied forms visited the three men who shared the lead at the start of the day Tom Craig Payne Stewart and Gary who led the field by three shots at the halfway point of the a former winner took three from a bunker on the 12th hole and made a triple bogey that sent him reeling back in the grimfaced and tightlipped in He finished with a 76 and was even par for 54 holes at the dominant force in golf over the past decade and among the games mostenvied simply couldnt get the ball in the He 3putted the 10th and missed a series of short 3to4 feet in as six bogeys found their way on his He shot 75 and was 1 underpar at Stewart bogeyed three in a row beginning on the third and never He finished with And golfs Man in the bogeyed his way around Amen the storied stretch of the 12th and that are laced by RaeS Creek on the far edge of the Then he hit into the water and took a triple bogey on the bogeyed the 17th and played the back in was at par 216 after a With those unhappy adventures testing the poise and patience of onetime a pair of Europeans moved into Seve Ballesteros of the current British Open champion and twice a winner had a hardworking 71 and was only two strokes back at Bernhard Langer of West the leading player in Europe last year and now a fullfledged member of the American had the same He spiced his round of 68 with an eagle3 on the where he bounced his second shot over the SV JV splashes Panther Relays Smithson Valleys Ray Reyes bears down on a pitch DERYL CLARK HERALDZEITUNG Rangers outlast 98 By TOM LABINSKI Staff writer Chris Simons two home one a grand helped Smithson Valley overcome seven fielding errors as the Rangers downed Bandera The victory evened Smithson Valleys District 273A record at while the Bulldogs fell to Simons hit his first home a tworun in the first inning to cut Banderas lead to Steve Gottardy had led off with a single for the The Bulldogs had taken a 30 lead in the taking advantage of three Ranger Bandera scored two more runs in the aided by two more Smithson Valley Simons shot over the leftfield fence gave Smithson Valley a 65 a lead the team never I have a lot of respect for our said Ranger Coach Bobby We made all those errors in the first two but we hung in there and came Chris just knocked tail out of the Kevin the Bulldogs starting hit Aaron Smith with a pitch to open the Rangers half of the second Box Valle E Wilson 300 x 9 balle son Valley 1 L s OP SMITHSON Valley Bandera 2B Morns HR Simons SB cl 3 0 cf Moeeis 1 r n 01 5200 SO c ss Ib 4 3 0 2 0 c p 4 0 1 4 1 1 1 0 L Cardenas S m i t h son 4 2 1 7 0 0 5 6 3 2 Valley 0 1 W 1 4 Smith 0 n p 0 It 36 Smith PB Uballe Parker WP T Bandera Abel the Rangers starting lined a single to With one Taylor Heydnian hit a bunt single to load the Simons smashed a 31 fastball into the trees beyond the leftfield fence to clear the Chris was just all over the He has been hitting so Our whole team has been hitting Were just not consistent in the Granger Smithson Valley jumped ahead at scoring three runs in the Heydman reached base on an error and moved to second when Simons drew a base on Ray who had relieved Uballe as pitcher in the third doubled to left to score both Reyes moved to third on a passed ball and scored when second baseman Rich Russo completed a suicide squeeze Russo was safe at first on the Mike Cardeas pitched the last two innings for limiting the Rangers to one The Bulldogs score three runs in the sixth after a costly Smithson Valley With one Cardeas hit a ground ball to short which Simons had trouble The error was followed by backto back singles by Bill Morris and Gene Mathews to score one A passed ball and an error by catcher Uballe brought in the final two Simons error shows what I mean about Granger He was having a great then he makes an error and they score three We can do everything we just have trouble doing it all at the same who had pitched ten in nings in Tuesdays 43 loss to pitched the final inning for Smithson Valley to register the It was very important that we won todays Granger We havent played well in the last two and we won this one and almost won But now were building The Rangers next game is at home on Tuesday aginst which is They play again Friday at Floresville in a game which could see the return of Wes Copenhavier and Scott who have missed the last six weeks due to grade If they can come well have a very strong Weve been on the verge of becoming a really good and I think those two guys will take us to the edge and Granger PFLUGERVILLE About the only thing that could stop the Smithson Valley junior varsity team Saturday was a the Rangers and the rest of the Panther Relay teams were forced to head for home after torrential rains drenched the field about twothirds of the way through the The Rangers junior varsity racked up 92 easily outdistancing Westlake for top honors at the meet which was halted following the girls 400meter Shody Henshaw won the 300meter intermediate hurdles with a time of Henshaw also finished third in the long jump and fifth in the 110 high Diron Wonderlich had a personal best throw in the shot put with a 440 effort which landed him first Scott Balmos won the 110meter high hurdles with a his personal best of the Other top finishes for Smithson Valleys JV squad were Scott Davis second place finish in the 800 run with a time of and Mike Wilsons second place finish in the discus with a personal best effort of The rain helped us out a little so our finish was a little said Ranger Coach John But we ran well so Im Smithson Valleys varsity six members finished in 12th with Greg Mosier capturing third place in the long jump with a 20 foot Westlake won the boys division with Pflugerville and Marble Falls finishing second and We had a lot of personal bests and that is what we were looking for Cook James Koehler and Larry Som merfield both ran personal bests in the and Mosier set a personal best in the 400meter dash with a time of Smithson Valleys varsity girls team finished sixth at the aided by strong running per formances just before the rains Kim Huntsucker and Shalynn McCoy finished onetwo in the 400 Page 9A meter one of the last races of the both setting personal Huntsucker won the race with a time of while McCoy finished in a time Carolyn Rice won the run on Friday with a time of Its been a good tune up for the district said Rangerette Coach Louise I think the girls ran pretty well and well be ready to go next Kim Wagner missed her personal best by threeone hundreths of a second in the 100meter low finishing with a time of Canyons varsity girls team suf fered from the loss of Nancy Tieken as well as the The Cougarettes strongest events were washed while Tieken was home nursing the We didnt get many people in the finals but that wasnt our said Canyon Coach Pete This is one of the toughest fields we have come up I just wanted to see our best times and a lot of girls ran their perosnal Connie Sendejo set her personal best in the run on Friday with a time of Canyons 800meter relay team also ran finishing with a time of just shy of the teams personal We had been having troubles lately in our but they were all smooth Rivas The teams will compete in their district meets next New Braunfels will host the District 134A meet on while Smithson Valley will host the 273A meet the same TOM LABINSKI Cougars outpunch 86 LkSLIfc tsRIEWALDI HERALD ZEITUNG Canyon catcher Bret Cappleman gets ready to tag Hays Brent Rodgers out at the plate in the seventh inning By DAVID KING Sports editor Canyon could have saved the price of the gasoline Coach Ralph Behrend used the burn the water off the Cougar Field infield Friday The Cougars and the Hays Rebels did enough burning on the basepaths to dry out the dirt and start a dust bowl to as the Cougars pounded out an 86 decision in a game between coleaders in District Batters for both teams scorched the basepaths with 21 hits and five stolen and the ball must have been hot too the teams committed seven errors between Ill take a poopedout Behrend said as his shoes sunk into the soggy soil between the thirdbase line and the Canyon Hays can sure swing the bat theyre one of those teams people are going to have to watch out Canyon almost as the Rebels ripped starter Brad Campbell for five runs and six hits in 3 13 in Campbell turned the ball over to Danny Hernandez with the Cougars down 54 in the top of the Box score CANYON ab 3b 2b ss c rf p Ib cf If Totals HAYS h bi 3011 2100 3000 4222 4220 4111 2113 3011 3120 288108 r h bi Hays 101 300 16 040 x 8 E DP Hays LOB Hays Canyon 2B ESalazar HR Cap SB S IP H R ER BB SO Hays L 413 98 7 2 1 10 0 1 1 Lancaster 00 0 0 3 Canyon Campbell 65 5 2 3 W 3 51104 00 0 2 1 HBP RCastillo by WP PB T A Hernandez took care of the Rebels at least until the seventh inning and Troy with a little took care of the After one out in the bottom of the catcher Bret Cappleman who was including a tworun homer in the first reached on an infield Right fielder Gary who was also singled up the middle to put runners at first and Center fielder Ronnie Rittimann singled 20 feet up the thirdbase line when a pitch hit the rubber handle of his Cappleman scored on the play as three Hays players watched the ball lean against the chalk Two pitches Moss hit a rainbow of a threerun homer to left center field to make it Moss homer turned out to be a heck of a big Behrend But not until the Hays cleanup man Charles Altai started the inning with a hopper that third baseman Raul Chapa misplayed for an Shortstop Brent Rodgers lined a single up the middle to put runners at first and Hernandez caught Attal leaning the wrong and then the Rebels center fielder missed second base trying to get back on the pickoff Right fielder Jason Castillo lined a single up the middle to put runners at first and second and pitcher Ken Lancaster hit a liner to exactly the same Center fielder Rittimann scooped up the ball and threw a 200foot strike to Cappleman to catch Rodgers trying to Behrend brought in Rittimann He said he felt good enough to throw one or two the coach said and he walked designated hitter Darren Mills to load the Then he walked left fielder Jason Castillo to force in a But he came back to strike out catcher Dennis Heideman to end the See Page 9A
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