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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 19, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas                                8 HeraldZeitung Friday May Sports Day To talk with Sports Editor Thomas Godley about Sports Day call 6259144 ext 24 HeraldZeitunc Sports Day The Press The Days Quote Its one more game for all the marbles Weve given ourselves a chance to win this Houston Rockets Coach Rudy Tomjanovich In the news Canyon baseball camp slated Canyon High School will host a boys baseball camp Tuesday May 30 through Friday June 2 from to noon for boys in grades 68 CHS Baseball Coach Ralph Behrend and assistants will conduct the camp at Cougar Field The cost is For more information call 6292649 Unicom girls basketball camp Registration is being taken for a girls bas ketball camp set for to noon June 58 at New Braunfels High School The camp is for girls entering grades 79 in the New Braunfels Independent School District The deadline to register is May 22 in order to receive a Tshirt Mail or bring forms to NBHS attention to Cindy Manley or call 6256271 Bull riding event on tap The Wrangler Bull Riding Blowout is scheduled for Friday and Saturday June 23 at Freeman Coliseum in San Antonio Top major bull riders will compete Tickets may be purchased at any Ticket Master outlet Comal Saddlery offers two vouch ers redeemable for two tickets to cus tomers who purchase two Wrangler gar ments at the store For more information call Comal Saddlery at 6259641 7th annual River City Summer Slam Boys Basketball camp The camp coordinated by local high school head coaches Kenny Rotzler and Cliff Wilkins is scheduled for Monday through Thursday June 58 at Canyon High School from 9 to noon for boys currently in grades 48 Cost is Registration forms may be picked up at CISD and NBISD school campuses For more informa tion call Coaches Wilkins or Rotzler at 620 0326 and 6206940 Rockets force Game 7 HOUSTON AP Hakeem Olajuwon and Houstons 3point experts made sure Charles Barkley got his wish Olajuwon wouldnt allow the defending champions to fold scoring 30 points The Rockets sharpshooters also hit five straight fourthquarter 3pointers as the Rockets defeated Phoenix 116103 Thursday night tying the Western Conference semifinal series 33 Houston is 91 in elimination games and gets a chance to add to their come back reputation Saturday If someone told us from the beginning we could have one game at home to determine the series we would have taken Barkley said And thats what weve got The Rockets accustomed to staring elimination in the face and still surviving would become the fifth team in NBA his tory to overcome a 31 deficit to win a playoff series if they beat the Suns in Game 7 Last year they had the home court this year we have Barkley said Hopefully we can take advantage of it I love having the deciding game at home and taking our Despite the Rockets success at living on the edge of elimination there is a neg ative statistic to consider Road teams are 020 since 1982 when playing Game 7 The last road winner was Philadelphia over the Boston Celtics Houston coach Rudy Tomjanovich believes the Rockets who have struggled through controversy and injury all season now have a chance to beat any odds Its heart guts and believing in each Tomjanovich said Weve given ourselves a chance and we just need to keep it going Weve been a good road team all year I think we have a good chance I have so much confidence in these guys when they are up against the And why not The Rockets beat the Suns on the road 10397 in overtime in Game 5 They fought through three quar ters Thyrsday night and finally used an 185 run that started late in the third New Braunfels hosts firstever Triathlon By THOMAS GODLEY Sport Editor Only a rare breed of athlete wakes at dusk on a Sunday ready to dive into the Comal River and swim 1000 meters Indeed it takes a certain kind of person to consider the morning swim just a warmup to a 20mile bicycle ride and run As masochistic as it sounds more than 200 people will converge Sunday along the river near Union and Lincoln streets in New Braun fels for the citys firstever triathlon Mike and Carolyn Burrow codirectors of the 1995 New Braunfels Triathlon said this years event marks a change of venue from its original site at Canyon Lake We felt New Braunfels would be a good place to have it this time Mike Burrow said In years past weve had it at Canyon Lake but the hydrilla growth right now has made it difficult We decided to bring it here and the coop eration and response has just been great Every one from city officials to police and the Cham ber of Commerce has been supportive It could nt be done without a lot of Sponsored by the New Braunfels Evening Rotary and sanctioned by the Triathlon Feder ation the race has attracted athletes from as far away as Louisiana New Mexico and Kansas The bulk of competitors however hail from the San Antonio and Austin areas Greg Bell a professional triathlete and recent winner of the Corpus Christ Triathlon will be among the big names competing in the field Local entrants Yvette Hargrove Laura Lan drum Dr Mitch Finnic Bert Whitaker and Eddie Evans are ready to test their physical limits Triathlons can be physically demanding but they are a great way to set goals train for them and see how well you come out against said Not to mention that while youre doing it youre getting in good The local threeperson relay team of Can Fowler Ray Rivas and Dale Fowler has entered the race Pete Rivas owner of Comprehensive Fitness also is set to bring teammates Chandler Clark and Ramiro Ayala to the battle Youre gonna see two old men giving it their best shot and a young guy making up Rivas said Were looking forward to More are expected to sign up Saturday Reg istration is at Hill Country Inn Seguin Street at Interstate 35 from 10 to 7 Entry fee is per person and per team Racing divi sions are by age groups ranging from 1570 and beyond The race usually has more than one person in the 70andolderage Burrow said Its a race for Beginning on the Comal River at the rapids near Schlitterbahn Resorts racers will swim downstream to the newest ADAapproved tuber HeraldZeitung photos by MICHAEL DARNALL Triathletes bolted from the start of the 5K run at the 1993 Triathlon The event took a break in 1994 and this year the site moved to New Braunfels The race begins 8 in the Comal River near Schlitterbahn exit near Union Street From there the pack will jump on their bikes and head out of the city limits for a 20mile ride that winds through a few hills They then return for the 5K run which loops through Cypress Bend Park Aid stations will be set up along the way providing fluids Racers also will be treated to live music and the top individual male and female finishers are tagged to receive prizes The top three fin ishers in each age division also will take home awards Spurs close out series over Lakers Robinson scores 31 to lead San Antonio into uncharted playoff turf ByJOHNNADEL AP Sports Writer INGLEWOOD Calif AP would be no second miracle finish by the Los Angeles Lakers David Robin son saw to that Robinson scored 14 of his teams 21 points in the fourth quarter including 12 straight at one stage as the San Antonio Spurs beat the Lakers IOO8K on Thurs day night to win the secondround scries 42 Robinson finished with 31 points and 15 rebounds as the Spurs earned their first Western Conference final berth in 12 years The Spurs 478 since Jan 24 and an NBAbest 6220 during the regular season will meet the winner of Satur days HoustonPhoenix game The Rockets beat the Suns 116103 on Thursday night to force a seventh game in thai series I can smell Robinson said when asked about the possibility of reaching the NBA Finals for the first lime I dont know if 1 can taste it Its up to us We could be right The Spurs rebounded from a 9896 overtime loss to the Lakers in Game 5 at the Alamodome on Tuesday night a game decided by Nick Van Exels 3 point shot with a halfsecond to play The Lakers appeared on the verge of pulling off another comeback when they outscored the Spurs 165 to trim a 7966 deficit late in the tlijrd quarter to 84K2 with nearly 7 minutes to play The Forum crowd of was SAN ANTONIO 100 Elliott 918 45 26 Rodman 68 00 12 Robinson 1019111231 Del Negro 310 01 6 Johnson 59 3313 Person 17 00 2 Reid 46 00 8 Rivers 14 00 2 Cummirtgs 0100 0 Totals 3982 1821 100 LAKERS 88 Campbell 1019 12 21 Ceballos 48 66 16 Divac614 12 13 Peeler 250 0 4 Van Exel 213 910 13 Bowie 12 00 2 Jones 310 007 Lynch 35 22 9 Smith 12003 Haivey00OOP Miller 00 00 0 Totals 3278 1922 88 San Lakers 182624 2088 3Point Antonio 411 Elliott 47 Del Negro 01 Person Los Angeles 514 Ceballos 24 Lynch 11 Jones 12 Smith 12 Peeler 01 Van Exel I can smell it I dont know if we can taste it Its up to us Were right there David Robinson going wild but it would soon be quiet ed After a short jumper by Dennis Rod man made it H682 Robinson began his streak of 12 straight San Antonio points ensuring there wouldnt be another miracle Dennis was fantastic early but everyone was a little bit mad from the last Robinson said We were up everybody was San Antonio used a 162 run late in the third quarter to go ahead for good Then alter the Lakers got within 2 points lie Spurs finished the game with a 166 spurt I think they got a little bit Robinson said of the Lakers We made them play catchup the whole Firing it in there HeraldZeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL The Phillies Kliff Kingsbury flings a fastball during fifthinning action against the Indians Thursday at Unicorn Field The righthander gave the Phillies a 144 win in the first game of the New Braunfels Senior League season Taking second aim at Junior Nationals Canyon Middle school student set to top 1994 goals in wheelchair racing By THOMAS GODLEY Sports Editor HeraldZeitung photos by MICHAEL DARNALL Jeremy Fisher is aiming to add another medal to his collection at the Junior National Championships in Wheelchair Sports His longrange goal is to make the Olympic team in five years Like many 13yearold kids Jeremy Fisher enjoys sports When hes not shooting hoops on the basketball court he can usually be found returning serve on the tennis court water skiing on the lake or training for wheelchair races around the neighborhood Jeremy a seventh grader at Canyon Middle School was born with Spina Bifida The disability means he spends his days in a wheelchair but he hasnt let it slow him down nor quell his compet itive drive Last year he entered an essay contest and won a racing wheelchair The prize was the beginning of a new love in Jere mys life He now trains several days a week for wheelchair races around Texas Jeremy finished second at the Flamin go 5 K in Austin on March 19 A week later he entered the Capitol in Austin and came in fifth overall oulrac ing several adults along the way Last month he placed first in six events and second in five others at the South west Regional Qualifying Meet in San Marcos In early May he was just as impres sive garnering top finishes in seven events and second place in four events It took only one year for Jeremy to qualify for the Junior National Champi onships in Wheelchair Sports in Okla homa Once there he soared into the finals and captured a silver medal in the slalom obstacle course That first time success came against athletes who had been competing for years He plans to test his skills again at the weeklong national competition on July 2 in Fort Collins Colorado For now his sights are set on the 11th annual Schlitterbahn Three Parks Wheelchair 5K on June 3 in New Braun fels As a member of the New Braunfels Running Club Jeremy keeps in touch with local runners and the local racing scene Along with his mother Vicki Jeremy has organized a local recreation program for children with physical impairments The group called Thun der Rollers meets monthly for games such as bowling tee ball fishing and for pizza parties Its a way to encourage the kids to be active in sports and to make new Vicki said Jeremy is the kind of person who isnt shy when he sees another per son in a wheelchair He usually goes over and wants to know if they play any The group which currently has about ten members and welcomes many more will meet this Friday near the dance stage at Landa Park The NB Running Club is working to help fund Jeremys trip to Colorado If you are interested in donating to the fund mail a check to New Braunfels Run ning ClubJeremy Fisher Wheelchair Sports It can be mailed to the Victoria Bank Trust Box 37 Victoria TX 78132   

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