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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 12, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas Sports June 1991 New Texas Page 9A SV stars receive allstar honors John helps a player at this weeks Smithson Valley baseball camp with his At Jason LaRue takes a swing of his own during a Ranger Both players received allstar recogni tion on area baseball Photos by Karla Wenzel ByJOEBELK Sports Editor Two Smithson Valley Rangers were selected as firstteam players on area baseball with stand outs from Smithson Canyon and New Braunfels chosen to honorable mention John Belcher and Jason LaRue from Smithson Valley were named to the first team of both the Austin AmericanStatesmans AllCentex team and the San Antonio Express News allarea a catcher who graduated from Smithson Valley this hit for the season with five home The walk leader for the his on base average was an outstanding a junior was chosen in the designated hitter spot on both He batted while leading the San Antonio area with 10 home who now has 24 home runs for his varsity also batted in 41 His onbase average was and his slugging average exceeded On the AllCentex there were three honor able mentions from Comal County Smithson Val ley second baseman Wes New Braunfels catcher Greg Overturf and Unicom pitcher Grant Several area players qualified for the honorable mention list of the Express News Hodges made the team as both a pitcher and designated and Overturf was again selected at Other mentions from the District 255A runner up Unicorns were shortstop Brian second baseman Raoul first baseman Joe Faulk pitcher Lorenzo Saucedo and outfielder Kyle From Smithson Penoloza was again named as an honorable Other Rangers selected were pitcher Matt first baseman Jason Long and outfielder Fernando Three players from Canyon were chosen to the honorable mention team third baseman Junior shortstop Anthony Bueno and outfiel der Donovan UIL asked to consider hoop season cutbacks Caffey wins contest Kim here shown playing some defense in a Unicorn was recently named the best ballhandler at an Austin basketball camp last week run by University of Texas womens basketball coach Jody who will be a senior at New was a starting guard for the Unicorns last There were 167 participants at this years and Caffey was chosen the best ballhandlef of the group following a contest to determine the From staff and wire reports A University Interscholastic League committee has been asked for a recommendation on whether cutting back on the number of basketball games would improve students class room Small schools in the West Texas South Plains area proposed that no team or student participate in more than one game a except for tournaments or district There would also be a limit of one invitational tournament per Games would be played only on Friday or under proposal submitted Tuesday to the UIL Committee on The Texas Association of Basket ball Coaches said it would be a sad day for as well as high school if the number of games were limited to one a New Braunfels boys basketball coach Cliff who serves on the basketball advisory agreed with the TABC I think statewide our feeling is basically the same if you cut back games to one a youre cutting the throat of Wilkins It would hurt school athletics and promote club and street Letters supporting limitations were addressed to George superin tendent at who apparently ori ginated the Those letters of support came from school officials at Hermleigh and For some time now I have fell that the number of games played basketball is said Joe Aspermont This has been evident as we have con tinued to put greater emphasis on stu dents academic The late nights during the week certainly are an interference as well as I certainly do not feel that one game a week on Friday or Satur day would be an injustice to basket Giddens But Tommy speaking the basketball coaches association said the onegame limitation would be a disastrous step toward de emphasizing athletics in To take away the opportunity to play more than one game a week would lead many particularly in the urban away from the school teams and to club teams or to the Newman He said districts now are not required to play the maximum num ber of and added that to restrict the entire state because of travel difficulties in only a few areas of the state would be a sad day for not just basketball but for education in the state of Wiikins said he had never seen problem because of the two games a week and multiple tournaments at the beginning of the We have not missed a day of school on varsity for the last three years I think our junior varsity missed half a day for a tournament this he I really dont see Taggart sets NB triathlon record Sally Taggart of Houston set a new womens record at Sundays New Braunfels won the womens divi sion in a time of passing the old record by three Ian Pattie won the overall race with a time of five minutes slower than the late Richard Turners record setting time last The third annual triathlon included a swim in Lake a 20mile bicycle race and a 5mile Top finishers among the men behind Houstons Pattie wre Evan Mossman of Houston at Jaime Slaughter of San Antonio with a Bill Sutherland of Austin at Tom Eastwood of Boerne at Larry Lancaster of Temple at Scott Trainer of Austin at Darrell Smith of Austin at Gregg Bed of San Antonio at and Bruckner Chase of Houston at Finishing behind the top Sally Taggart ranked woman in the were Sharon Sander of San Antonio at Missy Domenick of San Antonio at Leslie Taylor of Houston at Kelly Coad of San Antonio at Lauri Colket of Houston at Cathy Cunliffe of Austin at Mary Hughes of Austin at Corinne Cross of Schertz at and Molly Britton at Austin at More than 320 people competed in the Local participants included Jesse Czelusta of Garden who placed third in the 1419 age Loddie Roeder and Peter Olsen also as did famous Garden Ridge triathlete Joanita who won the 60 and older age group with a time of who is placed 46 out of the 66 female A local team also took with Gary Diane Pepin and David Smith doing the separate legs of the A wave of swimmers returns from the first part of Sundays New Braunfels They have just com HA a swim in Lake and are preparing for a 20mile bike ride and a 5mile
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