New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, May 2, 1995, Page 6

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

May 02, 1995

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 2, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas 6 HeraldZeitung May Sports Day To talk with Sports Editpr Thomas Godley about Sports Day call 6259144 ext 24 HeraldZeitung Sports Day The Press The Days Quote If Lockhart does us a favor thats fine Either way weve got to take care of our responsibility Smithson Valley has some quali ty players and they are coming fn here to win We have a lot respect for what they can NBHS Baseball Coach Neal Miller In the news NBA Playoff Glance By The Associated Press All Times EOT FIRST ROUND Bestof5 Thursday April 27 New York 103 Cleveland 79 Indiana 90 Atlanta 82 Utah 102 Houston 100 Seattle 96 LA Lakers 71 Friday April 28 Chicago 108 Charlotte 100 OT Orlando 124 Boston 77 San Antonio 104 Denver 88 Phoenix 129 Portland 102 Saturday April 29 Cleveland 90 New York 84 LA Lakers 84 Seattle 82 Indiana 105 Atlanta 97 Indiana leads series 20 Houston 140 Utah 126 series tied 11 Sunday April 30 Boston 99 Orlando 92 series tied 11 Phoenix 103 Portland 94 Phoenix leads series 20 Charlotte 106 Chicago 89 series tied 11 San Antonio 122 Denver 96 San Antonio leads series 20 Monday May 1 New York 83 Cleveland 81 New York leads series 21 LA Lakers 105 Seattle 101 Los Angeles leads series 21 Tuesday May 2 Indiana at Atlanta 7 TBS Charlotte at Chicago 8 TNT San Antonio at Denver TBS Phoenix at Portland TNT Wednesday May 3 Orlando at Boston 7 TNT Utah at Houston TNT Thursday May 4 New York at Cleveland 7 TNT Charlotte at Chicago TNT San Antonio at Denver 10 if necessary Seattle at Lakers TBS or TNT Friday May 5 Orlando at Boston TBA Indiana at Atlanta TBA if necessary Phoenix at Portland TBA if necessary Utah at Houston TBA Saturday May 6 Lakers at Seattle if neces sary Denver at San Antonio TBA if necessary Hummel Charity golf event set for May 19 at Chaparral The Hummel Museum will have its first annual Charity Golf Tournament on May 19 at Chaparral Country Club in Seguin The Hummel Museum is a nonprofit orga nization For more information Call Frank Schaeffer at 6095131 Local junior girls golf tourney slated for May 13 at Landa The Junior Golf Association and Landa Park Golf Course jointly are sponsoring a junior 9hole golf tournament for girls ages 817 who live in Comal Guadalupe and Hays County The tournament is set for Saturday May 13 at Registration is now being taken All girls interested can call Landa Park Pro Shop at 6082174 Youth soccer league seeks referees for summer games The Bulverde Youth Soccer League needs referees for summer competition The positions are paid and training is avail able Referee classes begin in June for ages 14 and older For more information call Ed Wernette after 6 at 210 653 3933 It comes down to a final game New Braunfels heads into season finale with possibility of taking 284A crown By THOMAS GODLEY Sports Editor HeraldZeitung photos by MICHAEL DARNALt Bradley Clark and the New Braunfels Unicorns hope to stay in front of the District 284A pack with a victory tonight at home against Smithson Valley Game time is 7 Last year at this time the New Braunfels Unicorns faced having to win their final game of the season to stay in a tie for first place They had secured a playoff spot and needed only to knock off thirdplace Uvalde a team with nothing to lose The excitement was high but the Unicorns came up short losing 42 and surrending the 284A crown to Boerne New Braunfels Coach Neal Miller remembers the game well and knows his players have it fresh in their minds We have several seniors back from that team last Miller said They remember how it ended and they know whats at stake Tonights districtending scenario against Smithson Valley 27 812 is eerily similar The main difference is that a win could mean an outright district title for New Braunfels The Hays Rebels who trav el to Lockhart 45 911 for a 7 game would have to lose to help paint a successul picture for Millers troops If Lockhart does us a favor thats Miller said Either way weve got to take care of our responsibility Smithson Val ley has some quality players and they are coming in here to win We have a lot respect for what they can Some extra incentive comes in the fact that tonights game is players Parents Everything appears in place for a dramatic finale In the event of a tie in the district stand ings the Unicorns and Rebels would go head to head in a playoff game to deter mine who keeps the district trophy Miller said the game could be scheduled as ear 284A Baseball SmHhson ftocordfti New Braunfels Smithson Valtey Qamo 7 pm at NBHS Mccm field Starting NB Hector SV At New Braunfels can clfnch at of the district crowR or win the titleoutright If Hays loses its game against Lockhart ly as this Thursday or Friday in order to avoid a game on NBHS prom night Sat urday Whether the Unicorns win or lose tonight they are guaranteed a spot in the playoffs and either way they will face a stateranked opponent in the first round Both Hays and New Braunfels wrapped up postseason berths with wins last Fri day which means they will take on Dis trict 274A leaders in No 1ranked Boerne or No 10 Kerrville depending on the final standings Miller said both District 284A repre sentatives will have their work cut out Boerne boasts three pitchers with ERAs better than Ace pitcher Chad Pechacek 60 has an ERA includ ing 62 strike outs Alex Lopez and Wade Smith are also ace hurlers Kerrvilles main threats are pitcher Alex Ybarra who has 72 strike outs and David Moreau who is batting 484 with 24 RBI The playoff would most likely be a threegame series The Unicorns arent looking too far ahead though A streaky Ranger team awaits them at home and if last year is any indication the final game cannot be taken lightly Halbert to take golf pro duties at Sundance From submitted reports Bill Halbert head golf pro at Landa Golf Park Course has accepted the position of golf pro at the soontoopen Sundance Golf Course Halbert who resigned from Landa after serv ing as golf pro and manager for 14 years will take over at Sundance effective June 1 when his current contract expires Sundance an 18hole executive golf is currenly under construction and slated to open in early June Bills many years of experience and pro fessionalism will be a big asset to Sundance when the golf course and practice range open this said Sundance president Robert Puelz who made the hiring announcement Monday Halbert who holds a Class A PGA Golf Professional classification brings an impressive list of credentials He joined the United States Air Force alter graduating from the University of Oklahoma where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in petroleum engineering Halbert traveled extensively in the military which allowed him to play golf in tourna ments around the world often finishing among the tournament leaders In 1974 he won the senior division in the United States Air Force Worldwide tournament He retired from the United States Air Force in 1977 with the rank of Lt Colonel From 1979 to 1981 he served his PGA apprenticeship as the assistant golf professional at Onion Creek Club in Austin where he was actively involved in the clubs annual Legends of Golf Tourna ment Halbert won the PGA Chapter PRO AM in 1981 and in 1982 he was the Southern Texas Section Senior Champion In addition he has competed in numerous Senior Open Championships and PGA Seniors Champi onships In addition Sundances new golf pro has expanded his expertise in golf instruction by attending numerous PGAsponsored teaching clinics most notably one conducted by Manuel DeLaTorre My ability to teach is now my primary interest in Halbert said Im anxious to get on board and make a Halbert added that his departure from the publiclyowned Landa Golf Course marked a needed change for himself and the city Having been there so long I felt that Landa needed some new blood and a chance to let a new golf pro have an he leaving is on good terms with the Puetz stressed that Halbert will devote sig nificant portion of his time to golf instruction He also will work with the owners to form leagues and promote group events Bills true love is teaching the game of golf and Sundance will provide him the opportuni ty to focus on individual as well as group instruction on the large lighted practice range While employed at Landa Park he gave more than 400 individual lessons and eight clinics a year Submitted photo Bill Halbert will join Sundance Golf Bill has demonstrated a rare talent of work ing with youngsters who are new to the game and we will be developing unique programs to specifically target junior Puetz said Rockets treys rain supreme HOUSTON AP Houston Rockets coach Rudy Tomjiinovich should be able to loosen his tie and relax The Rockets set an NBA record with 19 3point baskets to beat Utah 140126 in Game 2 of their firstround playoff series and they almost won the first game before falling 102100 in the final two seconds Instead of being calmed by the road games Tomjanovich thinks the Rockets have more pressure on them than ever returning to The Summit for Game 3 on Wednesday night Ive talked about us being in a similar situation maybe three or four times during the Tomjanovich said Were home we ve gone out and done real good work on the road and we come back with a chance to get a good home string going and we havent responded We cant let that happen this The Rockets have had trouble winning at home this season and the Jazz was among the best road teams in the NBA in the reg ular season The Rockets had a dominating 356 home record last season This year they went 2516 The Rockets need no more reminders that the bestoflive series is far from over Somebody has to win two games Jazz coach Jerry Sloan said We have to keep that in perspective and really play well on the The Jazz entered the playoffs with the secondbest regular season record Tagging em out HeraldZeitung photos by MICHAEL DARNALL Jason Serna of the Astros slides into second base as Kenneth Powers of the Cardinals makes the tag for an out The American Little League action continues today at Spurs expect more bruising in Game 3 DENVER AP Saying they refuse to be intimidated out of the playoffs the Denver Nuggets intend to confront San Antonio Spurs forward Dennis Rodman when the teams meet in game No 3 tonight I think Dennis is trying to intimidate us and weve got to respond to Nuggets coach Bemie Bickerstaff said Nothing flagrant but weve got to stand up and be In game two of the series Sunday the Spurs followed Rodmans admonition to play leaving San Antonio with a 20 lead in the bestof5 series Our intensity level is low and I think San Antonio senses Bickerstaff said Theyre being physical with us and theyre pounding us Weve got to stop trying to feel sorry for ourselves I dont see anything in our Rodman who posted 19 points and grabbed a gamehigh 16 rebounds was called for a technical foul after apparently elbow ing Dikembe Mutombo in the stomach Later in the game two of his teammates were ejected after confrontations with the Nuggets On Monday the NBA fined Rodman and three other players were slapped with fines as well Asked if the Nuggets should challenge Rodman Bryant Stith said Maybe its something we need to do at the beginning of the game something legal to show we mean business I think that can change the complexion of the basketball The Spurs who had the NBAs best regularseason record beat Denver 10488 on Friday and 12296 on Sunday Down 20 in the first round of the 1994 playoffs the Nuggets went on to defeat Seattle They lost in the second round to Utah but trailed 30 in that series and ultimately forced a seventh game This time the team is battered and bruised Leading scorer Mahmoud AbdulRauf aggravated an ankle injury Mutombo is nursing an ailing back Brian Williams the back up power forward has sore ankles And Robert Pack is out with a knee injury ;

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