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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 2, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas 8 A HeraldZeitung Friday June Sports Day To talk with Sports Editor Thomas Godley about Sports Day call 6259144 ext 24 HeraldZeitung Sports Day The Press The Days Quote The Three Parks Run is always a pleasant race because afterwards I can relax and spend a day with the family in New Longdistance runner Randy Reina In the news Youth soccer election slated The MidCities Youth Soccer Association will be holding elections for board mem bers on June 14 at 7 in Victoria Bank Annex 1000 N Walnut St The board needs to fill positions of president first vice president second vicepresident secre tary treasurer registrar arid director of ref erees Anyone willing to serve should con tact Larry Kearney at 6200601 Landa Ladies Golf results The Landa Ladies Golf Association com peted May 31 The following are results Low Net First Flight N Gorman D Brooks 65 R Tuseth 68 Second Flight J Magnuson 67 J Scott 68 A Rockford 74 Third Right E Gregory J Lee 72 Twite 78 New Braunfels American Little League Final standings Majors Team W L T Dodgers Phillies Red Sox Twins Rangers Cardinals Astros Tigers Minors Yankees Athletics Angels Padres Marlins Cubs Royals Pee Wees Red Sox Padres Rockies Blue Jays Cardinals Mets White Sox Athletics Orioles Phillies Expos Tigers Twins Royals 13 12 6 5 3 2 11 9 6 6 4 3 2 10 9 8 8 7 6 6 5 5 5 3 3 2 2 2 3 6 6 8 9 11 12 1 4 5 4 8 9 10 2 2 3 4 5 5 5 6 6 6 9 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 TLC hosts baseball camp Texas Lutheran College in Seguin will host a threesession baseball camp for boys in June TLC Head Baseball Coach Bill Miller and members of the TLC team will conduct the camp which focuses on fundamental hit ting running throwing and fielding mechanics The instruction is geared to each persons age and ability Session I for boys ages 712 will be held June 59 Session II ages 1215 June 12 16 and Session III ages June 1923 Twelve year old participants may choose either Session I or II High school students who graduate in 1995 are not eligible for the camp All sessions will be held from 14 at Mark Isbel Field located at the cor ner of Kingsbury and Fritz streets on cam pus The camp fee is which includes a Tshirt Registration is after June 3 Each camper must be insured before attending the camp For more information call 210 372 8124 NB Jr Gotf membership drive The New Braunfels Junior Golf Association will have a membership drive meeting on Monday June 5 at Landa Park Golf Course at 7 Anyone interested may attend The startup group will discuss issues of organization For More informa tion call Frank Schaeffer at 6201952 or Joseph Tafoya 6256881 Runners get on your marks Eleventh annual Schlitterbahn 5K winds through New Braunfels roads Saturday By THOMAS GODLEY Sports Editor Its early yet but Randy Reina already has his sights set on the finish line at Saturdays eleventh annual Schlitterbahn Three Parks Run Fresh off a firstplace victory at the Beach to Bay Relay in Corpus Christi the 35yearold runner is the strong favorite to win the local 5K event He figures to break the mark which should be the fastest time unless another world class runner makes a lastminute arrival Ive heard Eric Polonsky may be there but Id be surprised if he does make said Reina a nationallyranked marathon runner and mem ber of the New Braunfels Running Club It will be a competitive field either way This is my fourth time and its always a great The Three Parks Run sponsored by the New Braunfels Running Club and Schlitterbahn Water Park begins at 8 at the intersection of Lib erty and Common streets More than 300 runners are expected to lace up their sneakers and cover the mile course along Hinman Island Drive and the nearby neighborhoods of Edgewater Klingeman and Dallas streets Also scheduled Saturday is a 5K competitive walk Kids IK and Wheelchair Kids Fol lowing the race runners can bid for items in an open auction and enjoy free refreshments The postrace schedule also includes an awards cer emony and music with emcee Paul McLaughlin Proceeds from the race which is dedicated in memory of former NBRC member Mary Ann Phillips will go to Hospice New Braunfels and for funding cancer research Phillips was an avid runner and inspiration to local runners until her death from breast cancer in October of 1993 This is the final chapter in honoring said daughterinlaw Susan Phillips president of the NBRC She was a popular fixture at all the local races We want to continue remembering her courage in the fight against The Three Parks Run annually draws big running names such as Randy Reina brother Ruben Reina Roger Soler and Paul Perrone Reina said the Schlitterbahn 5K will be a tune up and upcoming 8K in San Diego on June 10 If he fares well there he plans to enter the Peachtree 10K in Atlanta GA where many of the top marathon runners in the world will con verge His longrange goal for 1995 is to run in the Chicago Marathon in October Though considered predominantly a 1 OK run ner Reina is a veteran of the New York Marathon and the Houston Marathon both in which he has clocked times under 2 hours 16 minutes His personal best in the 26mile course is 2 hours 14 minutes Marathons are more of a hit and said Reina who will run Saturday for sponsor Dan D Phillips Inc With a 5K or a 1 OK I know exact ly what I can Jose Iniguez a close friend of Reina and a worldclass runner in his own right will be on hand at the Three Parks Run though he is ready ing for Sundays Gardina Invitational in Cali fornia Ill be in New Braunfels Saturday but only to said Iniguez an NBRC member and recent qualifier for the Olympic Trials I am looking forward to seeing many top Other longdistance athletes are expected to give Reina a run for his money Robert Yara and Juan Bemal are two main threats The wom ens field will be headed by Natalie Nepela last years winner and Carmen Troncoso of Austin Phillips credited many local volunteers for contributing to the race Sherrie Brammall pub lic relations director for Schlitterbahn and Rick Faber marketing director were instrumental in procuring donations for the auction Employees and volunteers of Hospice New Braunfels gen erously contributed time and effort to the event Randy Reina of San Antonio is the strong favorite to defend his title at the 1995 Schlitterbahn Three Parks 5K He finished in a time of last year More than 300 run ners are expected to compete in Saturdays race which begins at Common and Liberty streets in New Braunfels HeraldZeitung file photo a r Three Parks 5K Run Rockets cruise by road kill Spurs By BOB BAUM AP Sports Writer HeraldZeitung photos by MICHAEL DARNALL Vinnie Del Negro pumped in 10 points Thursday night in a losing cause for the Spurs The Rockets prevailed 10095 HOUSTON AP The I10 series between Houston and San Antonio is over and the Spurs are road kill Perhaps no team has had a more pre carious or improbable route to the NBA Finals than the Rockets They were defending champions But after a sixthplace finish in the Western Conference nobody gave the Rockets much of a chance for a repeat title Now after coming back from the brink of elimination against Utah and Phoenix Houston has disposed of San Antonio the team with the leagues best record and is headed back to the Finals Once again we proved all the doubters Houstons Sam Cas sell said This ball club is a playoff team When the playoffs come we know what to The Rockets finished off the Spurs 10095 Thursday night putting to rest Game glance SAN ANTONIO 95 Elliott 615 56 18 Rodman 79 00 14 Robinson 617 712 19 Del Negro 39 45 10 Johnson 812 36 19 Person 23 00 4 Rivers 25 22 7 Reid 12 00 2 Cummings 12 00 2 Totals 3674 2131 95 HOUSTON 100 Elie 35 00 7 Horry 716 23 22 Olajuwon 1625 78 39 Drexler 6164 6 16 Smith 28 12 6 Cassell 310 47 10 Jones 00 00 0 Brown 01 00 0 Totals 3781 1826100 San Antonio 21 23 31 Houston 21 23 32 3Point Antonio 27 Elliott 13 Rivers 13 Person Houston 830 Horry 611 Elie 13 Smith 17 Olajuwon 01 Drexler 04 Cassell the homecourt demons that haunted this series It took six tries but finally the home team won a game and Houston won the beslof7 series 42 Im probably the proudest man in the Houston coach Rudy Tom janovich said I dont want to take any thing away from last year It was special I dont want to tarnish that but right now this was As usual Hakeem Olajuwon was magnificent He had 39 points 17 rebounds and five blocked shots In six games against the leagues MVP David Robinson Olajuwon averaged points and rebounds The showdown between these two Texas towers was no contest Olaju wons play made his fifthplace finish in this years MVP voting seem ridicu lous Ive never seen anyone on this plan et play like this Houstons Clyde Drexler said He is phenomenal night in and night out He does it so easily people come to expect it Thats the Drexler the Rocket without a championship ring had a rough start Thursday night but he made big plays down the stretch and finished with 16 points and 10 rebounds Astros draft teen sensation pitcher HOUSTON AP Tony McKnights no stranger to the Houston Astros brass Ive known Tony for a long said Astros scout Chuck know what kind of ability he has and 1 know about his background Hes the type wed like to have Hes definitely got big league So it came as no surprise when the Astros selected righthanded pitcher from Arkansas High in Texarkana in Thurs days opening round of the 1995 amateur draft McKnight 18 was the 22nd selection overall In 14 games this season McKnight went 92 with a ERA and 130 strikeouts in 74 innings The has been selected a prep AllAmcrican twice McKnighl earned Most Valuable Player of the 1994 State High School Champi onships Arkansas High was the 1994 stale champion and finished second in the 1995 tournament McKnighls fastball has been clocked at 95 mph and Astros scouting director Dan OBrien said he tends to pilch comfort ably in the range of 8992 mph He has a good arm and good stuff and the young man throws OBrien said He has the potential to develop an excellent Top team Submitted photo The Atlanta Bravettes finished second overall in the New Braunfels Girls Softball Association 7 and 8yearold division with a record of 124 The team was the pre season tournament champion The Bravettes players are from bottom left Cassie Craft Rebecca Garcia Lecia Bradshaw Ashley Davila Casandra Aguirre Michelle Reininger Teresa Carrera Stefanie Paramoure Teddy Bushey Ail Shanna Watts Andrea Juarez assistant coach Donna Williams coach Rodney Paramoure The team was sponsored by Sunbelt Cement Rangers select Seminole hurler By DENNE H FREEMAN AP Sports Writer DALLAS AP Florida State pitcher Jonathan Johnson isnt expecting to wait long before reaching the major leagues The Texas Rangers selected the junior righthander as its firstround pick and the seventh overall in the amateur draft Thurs day Johnson didnt say how much of a bonus he will see from the Rangers in con tract negotiations But he appears to be a young man in a hurry When they put this kind of money into a player they dont expect to waste my time and their time in the he said Going to a team that wants to better itself and get me there quick I couldnt have painted a prettier he said In his junior year the Ocala preach ers son is 113 with a ERA going into todays opening round of the College World Series in Omaha neb In three seasons at Florida State Johnson was 335 with a ERA and 386 strike outs in 354 13 innings He pitched 16 score less innings in the ACC tournament and beat Clemson which also reached the CWS Although his fastball has fair velocity and good movement Rangers pitching coach Dick Bosnian says Johnsons money pitch is said to be his curveball
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