New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, April 11, 1991, Page 8

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

April 11, 1991

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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 11, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas Sports Page 8 Thursday, April ll, 1991 NE eyeing title in 25-5A tennis Brev Bedford, above, and teammate Kevin Vann will be competing for New Braunfels this weekend at the District 25-5A tennis tournament. The host Unicorns are favored to win the team championship and to send several entries to the regional tournament in two weeks. (Photo by Erik Karlsson) By TOM LABINSKI Sports Editor Long a dominant force in Class 4A tennis, New Braunfels hopes to waste no time asserting itself at this weekend’s District 25-5A tournament. The Unicorns will be favored to win the district title, in their first season at the SA level, and to send several entries on to the Region IV meet in two weeks. “I’ll be very disappointed if we don’t win the team championship,” said Coach David Mueller. “I think we’re the best team coming in, but anything can happen in tennis.” New Braunfels, which is hosting the tournament on Friday and Saturday, is seeded either first or second in three of the four varsity divisions, and Mueller said his doubles teams in particular should do well. The girls team of Stacey Brucmmer and Laura Wilson is the top seed in the varsity division, while Tyler Leverett and Scott Faris are seeded first in boys doubles. Both Unicom doubles teams will receive first-round byes. Brucmmer and Wilson will meet Harlandalc’s team of Pcrez-Trinidad in the quarterfinal round, while Leverett and Faris will meet McCollum’s Powcrs-Alfaro in a tournament-opening quarterfinal match for both teams. Mueller said he also expects his boys doubles team of Kevin Vann and Brev Bedford, and his doubles team of Lindsay Doleshal a*id Sunshine Lago, to do well. “We have a really good chance to sweep in doubles, in both boys and girls,” he said. Vanessa Hill of East Central is the top-seeded girls singles player, but Mueller said Erin Perkins, seeded second, could pull of an upset. “Erin is playing extremely well right now. lf she plays her best this weekend, she could win district,” he said. Perkins has a first-round bye and will meet the winner of the match between McCollum’s Rachel Rodriguez and San Marcos’ Anna Carbajal. Lezlee Bartram is also representing New Braunfels in the varsity division, meeting McCollum’s Lori Hammond in an 9 a.m. first-round match on Friday. The Unicorns’ two entries in varsity boys singles are Donald Reynolds and Jeremy Wade. The two-unsceded players will both begin play at 9 a.m. Friday. Reynolds will take on South San’s Rene Flores, while Wade meets Gifton Bennet of McCollum. Mueller said top seed Eric Horan of Seguin is the heavy favorite among the varsity boys. New Braunfels is coming off a strong showing at last weekend’s McFarlin Spring Open in San Antonio, despite the weather problems at the event. “We had a real good weekend last weekend. If we can play like that, we shouldn’t have anything to worry about,” Mueller said. After Friday’s round was postponed because of rain, the Unicorns took on Corpus Christi King in a dual match and won 13-5. The tournament resumed on Saturday but was suspended in the afternoon, with several Unicom players in the semifinals. The District 25-5A varsity matches will be played at the high school on both days, with John Newcombc’s Tennis Ranch hosting the junior varsity and freshmen divisions on Friday. The semifinal and final matches in all divisions will be played Saturday at the Unicom Courts. Play is scheduled to resume on Saturday at 9 a.m. Competing for New Braunfels in the JV division will be girls singles players Lisa Sciantarclli and Whitney Leverett, and Geoff Barr and Scott Chapman in the boys division. Donny Rodriguez and Reagan Overall will be See TENNIS, Page 9Portland edges the Spurs to complete rare Texas sweep SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A trip to Texas is an invitation to disaster for many NBA teams, but to the Portland Trail Blazers may have been the last hurdle on the way to a division title. In winning for the 12th consecutive time, 105-100 over the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday night, the Trail Blazers completed a rare Texas sweep, with wins at Dallas and Houston preceding the victory over the Spurs “Not too many teams can come to Texas and beat all three teams,” said Kevin Duckworth, one of seven Blazers in double figures as they won their ninth consecutive road game. Not since Boston beat Dallas, Houston and San Antonio consecutively from Feb. 18-21, 1987 has a team won three consecutive games in Texas. There were 43 intervening three-game scries before the Trail Blazers, who defeated Dallas on Sunday and Houston on Tuesday night, did it again. In 12 previous Texas scries this season, opposing teams were a combined 7-29. “Our defense really played well. That helped open up our offense,” said Clyde Drcxlcr, who led Portland with 22 points. “It was a good effort on our part to pull out the shows a lot for us to win all three Texas games.” The victory, Portland’s 59th, matches last season’s franchise-record total. With just one road game left and a 3'/i -game bulge over the Los Angeles Lakers in the Pacific Division, the Blazers are in an enviable position to stop the Lakers’ nine-year stay atop the division. “I think defensively we arc playing outstanding,” Portland Coach Rick Adclman said. “You can’t argue with success.’’ The Spurs, limited to just 42.7 percent shooting from the field, did get another mon ster game from David Robinson. The San Antonio center had 27 points, 16 rebounds and seven blocked shots. Scan Elliott added 20 points and 12 rebounds for the Spurs, who now lead Utah by just one game in the Midwest Division. Rod Strickland scored 19 points. “Sean and David did a great job on the boards,” San Antonio Coach Larry Brown said. “But no one else was there to help them. This was a tough one to lose.” Benzinger’s bat nips Houston; Bozio, Lee five-hit the Rangers CINCINNATI (AP) — Now that Todd Benzinger has stopped trying to prove himself, he’s proving himself a valuable backup again. Benzinger spent spring training trying to prove himself worthy of the starting first base job. It didn’t work — he batted just .177 and wound up back on Ute Cincinnati Reds’ bench for opening day. By accepting his fate, Benzinger has snapped out of the slump. He drove in four runs Wednesday night with a single, double and triple to lead the Reds to a 6-5 victory over die Houston Astros The Astros showed a good sense of uming against long-standing nemesis Jose Rijo, who hasn’t lost to diem in two years and has a 7-1 career mark against Houston. Tile right-hander gave up just four hits in six innings, but all of diem were bunched in die fourth. Craig Biggie singled home die first run, and a wild pitch let rn die second. Before it was over, Houston had a 4-1 lead “I jusi made two mistake,” Rijo said “Two bad pitches, and it cost me a win.’’ Benzinger saved him from a loss He singled home a run in die third off Jim Deshaies in a bit of a surprise — Benzinger was 0-for-7 last year against da1 left-hander Benzinger dam doubled home two more runs in die fifdi lo make it 4-3. It was Benzinger’s first extra-base hit of 1991. He went 11-for-62 in spring training, with 11 singlesBrewers 6, Rangers 0 ARLINGTON (AP) — lf only Chris Bosio could do in May dirough September wtiai tic docs in April, he’d be nearly unbeatable. American League All Times COT Milwaukee (Robinson (Wells 11 6). 6 35p rn 12 5) at Toron AMERICAN LEAGUE East Division W L Pct GB National League Milwaukie 2 0 1 OOO — East Division W L PCL GB Toronto 2 1 667 'A New York 2 1 667 — Detroit 1 1 500 1 Pittsburgh 2 1 667 — Nee York 1 1 500 1 Chicago I 1 500 !A Boston 1 2 333 YA St Louis 1 1 .500 'A Cleveland 1 2 333 YA Montreal 1 2 .333 1 Baltimore 0 2 OOO 2 Philadelphia 1 2 .333 1 West Division W L Pct GB West Division W L PCL GB Calilorma 2 0 1 OOO __ Cincinnati 2 0 1 OOO — Chicago 2 0 1 OOO — San Diego 2 0 1 OOO — Kansas City 2 1 667 'A Los Angeles I 0 1 OOO 'A Minnesota 1 1 500 1 Atlanta 0 1 OOO YA Oakland 1 1 500 1 Houston 0 2 OOO 2 Seattle 0 2 OOO 2 San Francisco 0 2 .OOO 2 Texas 0 2 OOO 2 Wednesday's Games Wednesday s Games Chicago 2. St Louis 0 New York 4 Detroit 0 Kansas City 1. Cleveland 0 Tot onto 5. Boston 3 Chicago 2. Baltimore 0 Milwaukee 6, Texes 0 Minnesota 4 Oakland 1 California 5. Seattle 3 Today s Cames Cleveland (King 12 4) at Boston (Darwin 0-0). 12:06 pm New York (Efland 2 1) at Detroit (Gulltck son O O), 12 35 p m Minnesota (Erickson 8 4) al Oakland (Shote 0-0). 2 15 pm California (Langston 10 17) al Seattle (Holman 11 11). 2 35 p rn Pittsburgh 6. Montreal 3 Cincinnati 6. Houston 5 Los Angeles 6. Allan la 4 Philadelphia 8 New York 7,10 innings San Diego 4, San Francisco 3 Today's Games Los Angeles (Martinez 20 6) at Atlanta (lefcrandt 911), 1.10pm St Loos (K Hill 5 6) al Chicago (Harkey 12-6). 120 pm San Francisco (LaCoss 6 4) at San Diego (Benes 10-11), 305 pm Houston (Harnisch 0 0) al Cincinnati (Charlton 12 9), 6.35p.m. Montreal (Mahler 7 6) at New York (While hurst 1 0),6 40 p rn Pictured at left are the winners in the largest fish category of the Canyon Middle School fishing tournament. Drew Sowersby, left, placed second, while Kenneth Smith, right, was first. Pictured at right is Travis Wom-mack, first-place winner in the heaviest stringer category. Flanking him are Coach Ron Hixon, left, Steve Lopez, right.Smith, Wommack take fishing honors “Maybe this is the year,” said Busto, wliu scattered four harmless singles in eight quick innings Wednesday night as die Milwaukee Brewers blanked die Texas Rangers 6-0. Bosio is 14-2 widi a 1.84 ERA lifetime in April, but only 38-46 with a 3.92 ERA in his carcer. "I don’t know why lie’s so good in April,” said Milwaukee Manager lorn Trcbelhom. “I’m just glad he is.” Bosio is coming off two operations on his nghi knee dial sidelined him much of last year. On Aug. 7, surgeons removed bone spurs to smooth the rough surfaces of die knee, and on Get. 4, a cyst was removed. Despite his April advantage, Bosio had won just a single game in his previous 15 starts dating back lo May 5. His last victory had been against Oakland last May 20. Bosio made quick work of Texas hitters, never facing more durn four batters in any inning. Mark Lee pitched the ninth and gave up one hit. Tile first annual Canyon Middle School fishing tournament was held on Saturday at lake Dunlap, with Kenneth Smith and Travis Wommack taking the top honors. The tournament, a reward for CMS students who participated in die fishing unit of Coach Run Hixon, attracted 30 students. They fished with some 15 bass fishermen in poor weather and lough conditions. I vocal bass fisherman Steve Lopez helped run the event. After the final weigh-in at A.C.’s Place, Smith was found to have die biggest fish and Wommack die heaviest stringer. Hixon, a regular (.ake Dunlap bass fisherman, said the main purpose of die tournament and the fishing unit was to try and get kids hooked on fish ing as a lifetime activity. To emphasize his point, Hixon Sea FISHING, Page 9Schaefer’s Detail Center Totally Clean From Engine to Trunk Guaranteed hand washed & waxed. Cars, trucks, boats & R.V.’s 620-4733 Friendly Service 385 Landa Larry & Carol Ann SchaeferOwners r i ;