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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 2, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas Page 10 Sports New Texas May 1991 Ryans 7th nohitter his most overpowering ARLINGTON AP His head his back his heel hurt and his middle finger Then sickly 44yearold Nolan Ryan hurt the Toronto Blue Jays Wednesday night with the most domi nating of his seven career nohitters in a quartercentury big league Ryans 30 victory for the Texas Rangers was accomplished with 96 mile an hour 86 mph and 80 mph He struck out 16 and walked only two in cutting down the major leagues best hitting Not bad for an old man in baseball years who told Pitching Coach Tom House before the game My back my heel hurts and Ive been pounding Advil all I dont feel I feel old Watch House watched along with fans as Ryan allowed the Blue Jays to hit only eight balls Ryan said he had never had better stuff during any of his other no I never had command of all three pitches like I did Ryan It was my most overpowering no The only danger came in the fifth inning when Manny Lee hit a Texas Nolan Ryan Leaguer to short center that gold glov er Gary Pettis caught shoetop I was concerned and the only time I was worried but I knew Gary had a good chance because he was playing Ryan It was good to have a gold glover there on that Catcher Mike Stanley thought the nohitter was I just hung my head and had a few choice Stanley I defi nitely thought it was a Ryan struck out Roberto Alomar on a 93 mph fastball for the final Ive known that kid since he was a twoyearold Ryan I knew him when he wanted to be a Ryan was so caught up in the excitement he actually had a big swig of champagne in the dressing room before he iced his arm and got on his exercise This was the most rewarding no hitter of them all because it came in front of my fans on Arlington Half Price Appreciation Ryan My career is complete I got one for the fans in You just hope you can get in a position to do something like but I would have been real disappointed if it got The nonArlington citizens who paid full fare didnt It was the first nohitter ever pitched in Arlington Stadium by a Spurs facing elimination after 109106 loss to GS AP Make it two in a row for the j little the outside the Golden State It was the bigger San Antonio Spurs who were backing The employing a lineup using four defeated the Spurs 109106 Wednesday night to take a 21 lead in the firstround playoff We have a size said Spurs center David who led San Antonio with 27 But its senseless when you have a size advantage to try and take a Weve got to drive and pick up more fouls or The Warriors won their second straight from the Mid west Division champs behind Mitch Sarunas Marciulionis and a great shooting Richmond scored 27 including nine in the deci sive fourthquarter and the Warriors biggest basket down the With the score tied the Warriors outscored San Antonio 154 over a minute taking a 10089 lead when Richmond hit a 3pointer as the 24second clock expired with 7 to After San Antonio fought back to within Rich freed by a then hit an 18footer with to play for a 108103 I wasnt surprised we called Richmond Its a good The players thought it up in It gives 11 us good We needed a Its called Play Marciulionis scored 21 points off the 12 in the second including four during that fourthquarter I thought Sarunas played better in the first two but he scored a lot more points Warriors Coach Don Nelson He was injured for half the and couldnt do the things he is capable Hes playing at the top of his game right Hes a world class Chris Mullin and Tim Hardaway added 22 points Hardaway scored 20 of his points in the first and Mullin scored 10 of his in the third We played even better than we did in San NBA NBA Playoffs All Times CDT FIRST ROUND Bestof5 May 1 Boston Indiana Boston leads series 21 Golden State San Antonio Golden State leads series 21 May 2 Detroit at 7 Portland at 9 Phoenix at May 3 Boston at San Antonio at Golden Nelson We got big rebounds when we had to and we got the big The Warriors shot 65 percent in the first 57 percent for the and still had to hang on in the final Golden State even outrebounded the Spurs We were staying with Robinson We were thinking They cant feel good about shooting 60 percent in the first half and only being up by six They just wanted it I think they wouldve beaten a lot of teams The loss leaves the Spurs in a position where they have to win Game 4 Friday night at the Oakland Coliseum Are na to stay Our backs are against the Spurs forward Terry Cummings Ive been there before and Ive come out They outplayed us in Game We allow ed them to dictate the flow of each of the last two We have to play our game and not get into a runupand down game they The Spurs put themselves in position to win with a strong third Down 5844 in the second the Spurs finished off their comeback with a 122 spurt in the third quarter capped by Sean Elliotts two free throws tying the score at 75 with Mac matchup to be set today ByTOMLABINSKI Editor The sites and times of New Braunfels bidistrict baseball playoff series with San Antonio MacArthur are to be announced Unicorn Coach Peter Garza and MacArthur Coach Paul Lindy were to meet in New Braunfels mis afternoon to work out the Although no formal agreement has been Garza said he and the Brahma coach were both in favor of playing a bestofthree series next Because of new UIL rules involving playoff all three games would have to be played in the same Likely Garza would be May MacArthur was the champion in District 265A with an 82 The Brahmas are 1831 on the season going into the New Braunfels finished as the runnerup in District 255A with an 84 The Unicorns are 1311 on the season and qualified for the play offs on the final night of the season with a victory over coupled with East Centrals upset loss to San today for sand volleyball league The New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Department is offering a summer corec sand volleyball The fee is per The league will be limited to eight teams and the registration ends All games will be played on Mori tday evenings beginning next For more information or to call the Landa Recreation Center at 620PLA NBALL schedules Fun Day on Saturday The New Braunfels American Little League Fun Day will take pace on Saturday from 9 until 3 a the leagues The event is free 10 the public arid will include food and Team pictures will be taken and at 2 there will be a slowpitcli softball game between the Tball mana gers and the baseball Rangers athletic banquet Monday The Smithson Valley High School All Sports banquet will be held at Monday in the high school com AH athletes will be honored and athletic awards and scholarships will be Tickets for the banquet cost for adults and for children ages 11 and Tickets are on sale at the high school from booster and will be sold at the The public is invited to For more information contact Athletic Director Joe Matulich at 8857273 Unicorn banquet set for May 9 The New Braunfels High School All Sports Booster Club will sponsor its annual spring banquet on May 9 beginning at 6 at the Civic Ticket prices are per person and the dress is Tickets are available at the Unicom Food Man on Loop or can be obtained by calling Lew Simmonds at Jan Wingate at 6290212 or Linda Schwab at Water Works exercise class offered Water Works exercise classes are scheduled at the Landa Park Olympic Pool from 78 on Mondays and Wednesdays and from 910 on Call 6254416 for more Rangers Ryan threw his sixth nohitter last year in Oakland with 14 strikeouts when he became the oldest pitcher to ever throw a nohitter at the age of Toronto Manager Cito Gaston kept shaking his head in the Blue Jays dressing God gave him a great arm and to see him pitch like that is just Gaston When Ryan pitches two things can You can Or you can be The Blue Jays were leading the majors in hitting with a average before the It was like he was pitching against a Little League said Texas General Manager Tom They didnt have a baseballs alltime strikeout was listless in the bullpen during I didnt think Id be out there very said who was pitching on four days rest instead of the normal five days between But once the game got started everything fell into Suddenly I got Ryan threw 122 83 for and never allowed a runner past first walking Kelly Gruber and Joe Carter on fullcount Brocks Hendersons run into basestealing Twelve seasons into his careen Henderson broke Brocks record for career stolen bases with bis 939th steal in the Oakland ff4 victory over the New York Yankees U I just want to keep stealing said who figures is a cinch and is possible ifhestays I wanttostealsomany put the record out of W For a man known for his Henderson took a lot of time Writmg the final two entries into the record Coming into the stolen bases for the which finally fell in the As than three weeks after Opening never had it this tough getting two Henderson were the toughest of my I dont know It didnt seerii I would ever get Alter pulling within one of Brocks Henderson was thrown 01 once before he could wrestle the record It was one of those days every thing he did was Carter He struck out three guys in the sec ond on but didnt throw me one curve for a He threw the It was the 26th time in his career he had struck out 15 or more batters in a pitched his 60th shutout and his 305th victory tied Eddie Plank for 17th on the alltime Torontos Jimmy was the victim of Ryans Ruben Sierras tworun homer in the third inning was all the help Ryan the crowd chanted as Ryan was hoisted on the shoulders of his teammates with another giving him three more than any other pitcher in Sandy Koufax had Ryan also has 12 He saluted the crowd with his by now characteristic overhead Pictured above are the local finalists at the state swimming championships Jamie Hilary Prock now and Jennifer Schoch of New and Joel Jared Steve Hanna and Matthew Flume of Not pictured is New Braunfels Tara Local swimmers reach state finals BURNET New Braunfels and Canyon joined 18 other high school swim teams last weekend in compet ing in the 26th annual Invitational State Swimming and Diving Champ ionships in Competing against each other as well as the swimmers from as far away as Lubbock vied for state New Braunfels fielded a team of 10 girls and three while Canyon entered five Jamie Sheridan and Hilary Prock now of New Braunfels both reached the secondday finals by finishing among the top six in the Sheridan placed fourth in the 200yard freestyle prelims and bet tered that by two places in the finals with a secondplace finish with a time of She also placed ninth in the 50meter Procknow placed fifth in the 50meter backstroke prelims and was fifth in the She also placed 10th in the 100yard individual Sheridan and Procknow joined Tara Debner and Jennifer Schoch in the 200 medley relay and placed fifth in the prelims and sixth in he The Canyon boys 200yard frees tyle relay team of Matthew Steve Jared Rosson and Joel Bremon squeezed out a sixthplace finish in the prelims to advance to the finals with a lime of They repeated that sixth place finish in the finals with an almost identical Oilier pointgetters included the New Braunfels girls 200yard frees tyle relay team of Rcbckkah Mos Heather Stephanie Lucas and Kami which placed Jennifer Schoch placed 12th in the 50 Justin Smith of New Braunfels swam a strong in the 50 breasts troke to take while Joel Brenton of Canyon placed 10th in the 200yard freestyle and was 11 th in the 100yard freestyle with a personalbest time of Strong performances were aiso turned in by Tim Meztgcr of Canyon in the 50and 100yard Jason Chew of New Braunfels in the 50 fly and the 100 individual David Stock and Justin Smith in the 50 Michclc Resales in the 50 breast and Amy Hcnke in the 100yard
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