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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 23, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas Sports Day To talk with Sports Editor Thomas Godley about Sports Day call 6259144 ext 24 Tuesday May HeraldZeitung 5 H e r a I d Z e Sports Day ill The Press The Days Quote The thing Is Id be willing to pay the but I cant even do that because its not available here Thats Mlseoe Ideal NBA fan on the Game 1 blackout of the SpursRockets playoff game In the news National Little League Standings through May 22 Majors Team Rockies Indians Brewers Reds Marlins Blue Jays Phillies Padres W L T 10 8 8 7 6 5 3 1 2 4 4 5 6 7 9 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Home runs Adam Fletcher Phillies Minors Rangers Pirates Angels As Orioles Braves Dodgers Royals Pee Wees Tigers Red Sox Giants Rangers Twins Cardinals Mariners Rockies Yankees Mets 7 7 6 6 6 5 4 2 5 5 5 4 4 4 3 3 3 2 2 4 4 6 5 5 8 9 1 3 3 3 4 4 4 4 5 7 3 1 2 0 1 2 0 1 3 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 0 Canyon football players set to play in the college ranks Chris Foegelle and Jeremy Jennings are among Comal County athletes who received scholarships to play football Foegelle an offensive lineman for the Canyon Cougars will attend North Texas State University in Denton Jennings also a CougaV lineman plans to enroll at Midwestern State University in Witchita San Marcos benefit tennis tournament slated for June Registration is being accepted for the first annual San Marcos High School Booster Club Adult Tennis Tournament July 1011 at Southwest Texas State University and Quail Creek Country Club if Proceeds will go toward building a ten nis clubhouse next to the new SMHS ten nis courts SMHS Tennis Coach Eric Kallus a certi fied member of the United States Professional Tennis Association is helping host the tournament Habitat for Humanity charity golf tournament set for June 10 The second annual Comal County Habitat for Humanity Golf Tournament will be held Saturday June 10 at Northcliffe Golf Course Tee time is 1 and registration begins at am A donation fee of will include green fee and golf cart The format will be a Texas scramble including prize for a hole inone longest drive and closest to the hole A holeinone prize of will be given away of which will go to the Habitat Certificates and plaques will be awarded to first through third place finishes The event also features a luncheon For more informa tion call event cochairman Harry Myers at 6250560 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 56 at Canyon High School from 9 am 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 62O 0326 and 6206940 New Braunfels fans left in dark again By THOMAS GODLEY Sports Editor SpursRockets telecast not shown locally San Antonio Spurs and Houston Rockets fans in New Braunfels had to trek to local bars or leave the city in order to watch their NBA teams in the playoffs Monday night For the fifth time in three rounds of the playoffs local residents living within the 35 mile radius of San Antonio could not tune in to the game on television Even those willing to pay for special home cable connection had no option Fans will have to deal with the blackout again on Wednesday when the series resumes for Game 2 at the Alamodome The blackout stems from an NBA rule that protects companies which purchase broadcast rights to the game Paragon Cable of San Antonio bought the rights to air the game and has been charging its customers on a payper view basis The company however docs not provide service to New Braunfels The game could be seen on TNT by resi dents living outside the 35mile TCI Cable of Texas the cable compa ny which services New Braunfels could nego tiate with the Spurs organization and Paragon if it wanted to purchase the right to offer pay perview for area TCI customers Lawrence Payne Spurs vice president for broadcasting said TCI had not approached the Spurs concerning a deal for broadcast rights during the playoffs TCI officials said tney tried to contact the Spurs late Monday to obtain information about costs We left a message with the Spurs organi said Viola Gucrra business manager of TCI Were looking into getting the rights to put Wednesdays game on Payne said working out a deal and figuring the technical aspects of payperview broad casting is a process that generally can not be accomplished on short notice Paragon which is charging its customers to get the game could not be reached for comment Though local Spurs fans have been unable to catch home playoff games for several weeks some Rockets fans were experiencing the blackout for the first time Jack Miscoc a Houston fan who lives in New Braunfels said the blackout left him uncertain about where or if he would be able to view the game I know this has been happening to Spurs fans in the playoffs but Rockets fans dont go for Miscoc said The thing is Id be willing to pay the but I cant even do that because its not available here Thats ridicu Miscoc planned to watch the game at cither the Ice House or Watering Hole the only two local businesses showing the game Monday night Both places reported brisk business from fans willing to pay a coverage which com pensates for the payperview fee New Braunfels fans arent the only ones in the blackoutarea who arc left without the option of payperview Seguin also falls into that category Some people living outside the 35mile radius have reported being blacked out Payne said he is aware of those fans unfor tunate situation but said they should contact their cable company about it The 35mile blackout radius originates from the courthouse in downtown San Antonio but some resident living 42miles from that point say they are being blacked out H Rockets steal show in the Alamodome Fourthquarter comeback gives Houston 1game edge over Spurs ByBOBBAUM AP Sports Writer SAN ANTONIO AP Almost always the Houston Rockets win the last game of a playoff series Now theyve won the first one too on the road against a team that had 62 victories this season five of them against Houston The defending NBA champion Rockets written off after finishing an unremarkable fifth in the West in the regular season won Round 1 of the battle of Texas with a 9493 vic tory over San Antonio on Monday night The Rockets took a 10 lead over the Spurs in the bestof7 Western Conference finals and took away the homecourt advantage San Antonio earned throughout the playoffs by compiling the best record in the NBA Robert Horrys wideopen 18foot er with seconds to play gave Houston the victory It was his first basket of the night This is the way we have been win ning the Rockets Mario Elie said Like Hakeem said we are a team of After falling behind 21 in the first round against Utah and 31 in the conference semifinals against Phoenix then coming back to win the Rockets had played 11 games in 20 days But winning has washed away any weariness Our battle cry right now is stay humble and stay Houston coach Rudy Tomjanovich said The Rockets went more than two minutes without a field goal until Hor ry who was Ofor4 to that point hit his shot We swung it to the open man just like we have all Horry said I was surprised I was so open At HOUSTON 94 HOfry 15 58 7 Chilcutt 1400 2 Qiajuwon 1S24 27 Drexter 1021 45 25 Smith 27 11 5 Elie 59 22 16 Jones 35 oo 6 Brown 03 oo o Cassell 27 22 6 Totals 94 SAN ANTONIO 93 Rodman 17 24 4 Elliott 916 58 Robinson 517111621 Johnson 9140018 Del Negro 37128 Person 03 2 Cummings 24 oO 4 Reid 04 4 Rivers 46 8 Anderson 00 00 0 Totals 3378 25 3993 Houston 26 26 22 San Antonio 23 3015 25 3Point 516 Bie 45 Drexler 14 Smith 01 Cassell 0 1 Chilcutt 02 Horry San Antonio 28 Elliott 12 Del Negro 1 2 Rodman 01 Rivers that time there was no time to doubt yourself Ive always had confidence in my ability to hit the big He was the latest in a growing list of Houston heroes We have five guys on the floor who can get the job Olajuwon said Its all about team Sean Elliott who led the Spurs with 24 points missed two free throws with seconds to go and his shot from the lane with two seconds to go bounced off the rim MagicPacers set for Game 1 battle From wire reports The first game of the Eastern Con ference Finals kicks off tonight in Orlando as the Magic tries to hold serve against the Indiana Pacers The Magic will have had four days to rest after ousting the Bulls while Indiana gets just one day between its Game 7 victory over New York and the start of the finals Game time is at 7 on can be seen on TNT The Pacers are on an emotional roll buoyed by Smits outstanding play against Patrick Ewing and the Knick Orlandos Shaquille ONeal will be a different type of obstacle HeraldZeitung photo by THOMAS GODLEY Eric Snyder of the Royals keeps a close eye on a low pitch during thirdinning action against the Twins Monday night at Unicorn Field The Royals held a 31 lead but theTwins prevailed 197 Local tennis player gets college award From submitted reports Austin College graduate student Jennifer Kyle of New Braunfels received the Carroll Picket Award for tennis at the schools annual Sports Banquet Kyle a fourtime winner of Austin Colleges Outstanding Woman Ath lete Award was eligible to play ten nis during her completion of the Austin Teacher Program The daughter of Ms Belly Kyle of New Braunfels Jennifer also was recognized for academies and was named to the 1995 TIAA Academic AllConfer ence Team Awards in each of the individual sports were voted upon by team Jennifer Kyle members Criteria included athletic ability scholarship leadership moral char acter contribution to team and atti tude The Outstanding Athlete and Outstanding Freshman Athlete awards were voted upon by the coaches Austin College is a member of the nonscholarship TIAA conference The athletic program includes vol leyball football soccer basketball swimming and diving tennis base ball golf and track and field The college now in its 145lh year is a private liberal arts college relat ed by covenanant to the Presbyterian Church The college is located 60 miles north of Dallas Astros Bagwell in batting slump HOUSTON AP Jeff Bagwell knew he had a tough act to follow trying to repeat his own MVP performance of 1994 But he never expected this hitting 188 a month into the season Although hes shown signs in recent games of breaking out of his slump the Astros first baseman still hasnt returned to the hitting machine that made him the National Leagues unanimous MVP last season What happens when you have prob lems is you want to get a hit so bad that you get Bagwell said You try to hit the ball before it gets out of the pitchers hit 368 during the strike abbreviated 1994 season and led the league with 104 runs and 116 RBIs He joined Orlando Cepeda in 1967 and Mike Schmidt in 1980 as the only NL players to earn unanimous votes for became the first player since Carl Yastrzemski in 1967 to finish first or second in his league in average runs RBI and homers Fancy fielding Submitted photo Setting up for ground ball hit her way at second base Brianna Alves of the Majestic Paint sottball team made the play in the fourth inning Saturday at the Comal baseball fields The team was playing in the few Braunfels Girls Softball Association which held its sea sonending tournament SWC places four teams in NCAA baseball tourney DALLAS AP The Southwest Conference is alive and well in baseball The league has four teams in the NCAA Tournament to prove it This is the first time since 1987 that the SWC has been so well represented and two of the choices are newcomers into the 48leam playoff that sends eight leans one from each region tj the College World Series 1 eague champion Texas Tech 4812 and Rice 4017 were picked Monday to make their first appearance in the tourna ment and theyre joined by con ference rivals Texas 40 201 and Texas Not only did the conference get four teams in but all arc at least topthree Texas coach Cliff Gustafson said That speaks pretty well for our The Red Raiders who werent invited despite a 40win season last year are the No 1 seed in the Midwest I Regional at Wichila while the Owls are the No 3 seed al the South regional in Baton Rouge The Aggies are the No 2 seed at the Atlantic 11 Regional at the University of Miami and the Longhoms who will be making their record 41st NCAA appear ance as the No 3 seed al Okla homa Cilys Midwest 11 Region al Of the 48leam field Califor nia has seven schools in the lour namenf Florida six Texas five and Alabama four Lamar is the fifth Texas learn The Cardinals who qualified for a regional berth by winning ihe Sun Belt Conference tourna ment are the No 5 seed al Wichila

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