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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 3, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas                                Tuesday May Sports Day To talk with Managing Editor Mark Lyon about Sports Day call 6259144 ext 21 HeraldZeitung Page 6 Sports Day 1981 Jorge Velasquez In a 21 horse field wins the Kentucky Derby aboard Pleasant Colony Masterfully like a New York cabbie in a traffic jam Velasquez watched the hors es shifting before him adroitly weaving the colt inside of some and outside of others until he came to a clearing the turn for WttamNack June NBA Playoffs Glance By The Associated Press All Times EOT FIRST ROUND Bestof5 Saturday April 30 Utah 96 San Antonio 84 series tied 1 1 Indiana 103 Orlando 101 Indiana leads series 20 Atlanta 104 Miami 86 series tied 11 Seattle 97 Denver 87 Seattle leads series 20 Sunday May 1 New York 90 New Jersey 81 New York leads series 20 Chicago 105 Cleveland 96 Chicago leads series 20 Phoenix 117 Golden State 111 Phoenix leads series 20 Houston 115 Portland 104 Houston leads series 20 Monday May 2 Indiana 99 Orlando 86 Indiana sweeps series 30 Denver 110 Seattle 93 Seattle leads series 21 Tuesday May 3 Atlanta at Miami 8 TNT Chicago at Cleveland 8 TNT Houston at Portland TBS San Antonio at Utah TNT Wednesday May 4 New York at New Jersey 8 TNT Phoenix at Golden State TNT GOLF Industrial Twilite Golf League forming Plans are being made for the Twilite Golf League to begin on Wednesday May 25 at Priority for entry in the league will be given to those teams which participated in 1993 Other organizations interested in joining should contact the Golf Pro Shop at Landa Golf Course at 6082174 A meeting of the team captains is planned for May 11 at 6 at the golf pro shop AP SPORTS BRIEFS Rodman to miss tonights game against Utah SAN ANTONIO AP San Antonios Dennis Rodman will miss tonights playoff game against the Utah Jazz but Spurs Presi dent Bob Coleman said while the dub hates the NBAs action it should be thankful a much tougher penalty was not assessed Rodman also was fined by NBA vice president of operations Rod Thorn for several violent incidents that led to his ejection from Utahs 9684 victory Saturday The first round bestofS series is tied 11 and contin ues in Salt Lake City Rodman said he doesnt believe there is any difference between his style of play and that of other players such as Utahs Karl Mai one I think theres no Rodman said I think Karl Malone has this reputa tion as being a goody goody goody Canucks hold on for 64 win over Stars Monday night DALLAS Vancouver Canucks were dog tired and travel weary the Dallas Stare were playing on their home ice after an eight day rest The pooped guys won Martin Gelinas scored off a faceoff with to day Monday night and the Canucks held on for a 64 victory over the Stars in the opening game of their NHL Western Con ference semifinal scries All that time off gets in the way of your said Mike Modano of the Stan We were very disappointed is our effort Modano bad an offnight He gave away a goal with poor pan and new got untracked on offense District 284A baseball Rain Rain go away Inclement weather forces delay in settling district race By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer 1 284A race New Alamo Kerrville Smithson On tap tonight New Braunfels Unicorns at Alamo Heights Mules Boerne at Uvalde Canyon at Smithson Valley If the rains dont contin ue and the creeks dont rise District 284 A may be able to crown a baseball cham pion this week Teams have until Saturday midnight to see who will represent the district in playoff action New Braunfels Boerne and Uvalde are the three teams vying for the two playoff spots New Braun fels sits atop the district standings with an 111 mark followed by Boerne at 112 and Uvalde at 93 The Unicorns stand in good shape with two games to play Should they defeat Alamo Heights tonight they would clinch at least a tie of the district title and claim the championship because of a 20 advantage over Boeme in district play We can clinch a district championship said coach Neal Miller Boeme could win outright if they win tonight and we lose our last New Braunfels plays in Alamo Heights at 7 and Boeme trav els to Uvalde for a key contest Uvalde must win out to have a shot at the playoffs The Coyotes must beat Boerne then defeat New Braunfels in a makeup game Wednesday night 7 in New Braunfels Should a threeway tie develop by the end of the week the dis trict has until Saturday at midnight to decide the playoff spots Because New Braunfels would have the best record in play among the three Boeme and Uvalde would most likely play to decide who would meet New Braunfels A coinflip possibility is not in the pic ture Itd be a long shot for us to go into a said Miller Weve got the best record of the three The other two would have to flip for the other Round Rock McNeil and Austin Westlake have up playoff berths in the district that District 284 A would play in bidis trict action They could grant the league an extension past Saturday but could then decide when and where the bidistrict action would take place This would have been easier if we would have taken care of busi ness in said Miller The Unicorns lost 109 in extra innings to Tivy one night after Canyon blasted the Anders 101 Five errors did not help the Uni corns who suffered their only district blemish to date Two more wins however and the outright title is guaranteed Rangers Cougars meet Rains have forced District 28 4A baseball teams to adjust their schedules Districtleading New Braun fels 168 111 is scheduled to play in Alamo Heights tonight at They will then face Uvalde at 7 Wednesday in New Braunfels to make up a previ ously scheduled game Canyon travels to Smithson Valley tonight at 7 The season will conclude for the Rangers Canyon will fin ish their season at home against Clemens Wednesday at 7 y JfeA HeraldZeiiung photos by JOHN HUSETH Third base at Unicorns Field was under water all weekend and much of Monday Wet field conditions through out the district kept most teams off the field District play Is due to wrap up Wednesday night Team of Hauk Staats Fox and Metzke take first place at Landa From staff reports Johnnie Hauk paired with Marvin Staats Ray Metzke and Marion Fox fired a sizzling 11under par 61 to take first place in the monthly Fraternal Order of Eagles Scramble Golf Tournament at the Landa Links last week The team of Pat Acheson Al Heinemeyer Bill Klink and Alice Simpson tied the four some of Ervin Schaefer Elmo Alves Clarence Zinkgraf and Jack Robison for the second and third place prizes Each group scored a very respectable nineunder par 63 The next tournament is scheduled for May 24 It is open for all Eagles wives and prospec tive members For more information call Charlies Smith at 6258104 Still the Dream What more can you say about Hakeem Hes By MICHAEL A LUTZ AP Sports Writer HOUSTON biggest surprise about Hakeem Olajuwons latest big game is that he still amazes people By now they should be used to it Olajuwons latest unbelievable moment came in Sundays 115104 victory over Port land when he burst from nowhere to swat away Rod Stricklands breakway layup with left that would1 ve cut the Rockets lead to four Ive been around a long time and I dont think Ive ever seen a secondeffort play like Houston coach Rudy Tomjanovich said To run down a point guard with a full head of steam like that is amazing What more can you say about Hakeem Hes All Olajuwon did to help Houston take a 2 0 lead in the bestoffive firstround series was score 46 points grab eight rebounds and block six shots He even scored his first career playoff 3 pointer on a play when he injured his left arm and was just hanging around the arc I think he was in a zone and that makes the rest of the team feel forward Otis Thorpe said Without a doubt it pumps you up when you see a guy hitting like that It came at a great time He was our star tonight The Blazers burned by Houstons 3point shooting in Friday nights opener tried to play Olajuwon oneonone using several players to try wearing him down But Portland got worn down by Olaju wons relentless hustle He played a total game but thats not something we didnt guard Kenny Smith said In single coverage he kills peo ple He can beat you by The Trail Blazer big men got in foul trou ble trying to battle Olajuwon He just stopped us at the basket time and time Portland coach Rick Adelman said We were right there after making that lit tle surge in the fourth quarter trailing 9893 with to We just have to iry to execute a little better down the stretch Its a givegame Spurs look to steal back playoff win in By KELLEY SHANNON Associated Press Writer SAN ANTONIO AP Tfhe Utah Jazz rave stolen a playorl game fiom the San Anto nio Spurshome court Now die Spurs are looking to commit a theft of their own in Utah Well adjust and get ready for Game 3 Ail we have to do is just go up mere and win a said Spun coach John Lucas whose team travels to Utah for Tuesdays third game in the Western Conference playoff series The Jazz defeated die poorshooting Spurs 9684 Saturday to tie the bestof5 series at 1 1 The Spurs won the first game Thursday 10689 Karl Malone knows all too well that win ning a victory on the road doesnt guarantee winning a fivegame series Last year Utah opened its firstround series against the Supersonics in Seattle and won a game there Then the Jazz split lost one of two games in Utah and lost the series in a fifth game in Seattle We cant take anything for granted We still have to take care of business back Malone said Its still San Antonio has lost five straight games in Utah where the Spurs havent won since November 1992 when Jerry Tarkanian was coach We need to play the way we did in the first game of this said the Spurs Willie Anderson who described his team as unemotional in Game 2 Malone attributed the Jazzs Saturday per formance to better passing The secret to the victory was as a team we made the extra pass We need that extra pass and every time we did it we got tonight he said Jazz coach Jerry Sloan said his team did a better job with its halfcourt game even though the Jazz shot only 42 percent The Jazz who only had Malone score in double figures in the first game saw four players score in double figures in Game 2 including reserve Jay Humphries who led his team with 25 points Im comfortable playing whatever role they want me to play and it really doesnt Humphries said I just wanted to go out and make something happen when I had a   

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