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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 8, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas Sports Day To talk with Sports Editor Thomas Godley about Sports Day call 6259144 ext 24 H e r a I d Z e u n g Thursday June HeraldZeitung 5 Sports Day The Press The Days Quote I felt they deserved to win tonight but we seem to be pulling the game like a magician out of the hat I dont know how we do it but this team never Houston Rockets guard Mario Elie In the news 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 A donation fee of will include green fee and golf cart The format will be a Texas scramble including prizes 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 Rangers rally past Royals ARLINGTON Texas the Texas Rangers fell four runs behind the Kansas City Royals and pitcher Tom Gordon their comeback odds seemed slim But Texas found a way to rally as Mark McLemore ripped a tworun homer in the fourth inning and added an RBI single that keyed a sixrun sixth in Texas 104 victory Wednesday night The Rangers used a 12hit attack for their 10th comefrombehind victory of the season Texas has scored 10 or more runs five times this year This team just doesnt give Rangers first baseman Will Clark said Its not one person Everybody on this team National Little League Final standings Majors Team Rockies Reds Indians Brewers Marlins Blue Jays Phillies Padres Minors Rangers Pirates Orioles Angels Braves As Dodgers Royals Pee Wees Giants Rangers Tigers Twins Cardinals Red Sox Mariners Yankees Rockies Mets W 11 9 9 9 7 6 4 1 9 9 8 7 6 6 5 3 9 8 6 6 5 5 5 3 1 3 5 5 5 7 8 10 13 3 5 6 5 6 8 9 10 4 3 2 6 6 7 6 7 9 10 T 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 2 2 1 0 1 1 1 3 1 1 1 2 1 1 2 Local karate classes offered Registration for adult and youth martial arts and self defense classes currently is under way Instructor Matthew Whyte a black belt with 15 years experience will lead the classes Youth classes covering Shotokan Tai Kwan Do and Kempo scheduled for Mondays and Wednesday from to on Friday Adult classes are Mondays and Wednesday from to 8 Tai Chai classes for youth and adults ages 16 and older take place Fridays from 7 to 8 Kickboxing instruction is offered Fridays from 6 to 7 The classes which emphasizes self defense and personal training with some tournament competition will be at Comprehensive Fitness 1551 Walnut White a former instructor at karate schools in Virginia and Guam has trained under super heavyweight champion kick boxer Dennis Lane For more information call 6065339 HeraldZeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Kyle Cameron of the National Little League Rangers shown here pitching in the city champi onship made the leagues AllStars The regular season ends this Saturday with the city cham pionsh game between the Giants and the Red Sox in the 8 to 9yearolds division The AllStar list for 12yearold players will be announced June 17 Rockets magic defies Orlando ByBOBBAUM AP Sports Writer ORLANDO Fla AP If the Houston Rockets keep this up were going to need some new adjectives Incredible unbelievable They all seem to fall short to describe the Rockets 120118 overtime victory over Orlando in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Wednesday night It was perhaps the most astonishing chapter yet to this teams improbable playoff run What a great spoil we Houston coach Rudy Tomjanovich said Hakeem Olajuwon pushed around by Shaquillc ONeal much of the night winning the scoring battle between them but losing the rebound fight bigtime won the game with a rebound After trailing by 20 points in the first half alter being headed for certain defeat before Orlandos Nick Anderson missed four free throws in the final seconds of regulation the Rockets hold 10 lead in the series Its been like this from the beginning of the play offs with us coming from Olajuwon said Game glance HOUSTON 120 Elie 711 34 718 12 19 Olajuwon 1326 57 31 Smith 813 00 23 Drexler 71988 23 Brown 15 00 2 Cassell 1312 4 Jones 01 00 0 Chilcutt 00 00 0 Totals 4496 1823 120 ORLANDO 118 Scott 310 3311 Grant 71511 15 ONeal 1016 69 26 Anderson 918 04 22 Hardaway 1125 33 Turner 1 4 00 3 Sjiaw 5120011 Bowie 23 00 4 Royal 00 00 1320 118 Houston Orlando 3031 1930 This is a classic example of what weve been going This No 6 seed from the West tied NBA playoff records with its sixth road victory in a row and eighth away from home overall in the postseason And this one may have been the most unlikely of them all for the defending champions I felt they deserved to win the Rockets Mario Elie admitted but we seem to be pulling the game like a magician out of the hat I dont know how we do it but this team never Olajuwon tipped in Clyde Drexlers miss for the win ning basket with threetenths of a second left in over time ONeal had gone out to try to block Drexlers layup the shot went high off the glass and Olajuwon was there for only his sixth rebound of the game in the suddenly icy silence of the 0rena It was so quiet 1 didnt even know the basket was Olajuwon said NB Little League AllStars named From staff reports The AllStar list brings to a close an exciting season that has but one game remaining to be played in the New Braunfels Little League The American League Red Sox take on the National League Giants this Sat urday at 7 for the city champi onship for 89 year olds The Red Sox overcame the Rockies 139 to make it to the championship while the Giants held off the Rangers 5 4 After Saturdays showdown the play ers will be preparing for the AllStars Tournament which begins the week of June 19 in Scguin for 9 to 11yearold players New Braunfels hosted the tourna ment last year Ricky Beach president of the National Little League expects another memorable postseason It doesnt get any more exciting than the said Beach who has been involved with the competition since childhood The AllStars players rep resent not only their learn and age group but the league and the The field in Seguin will have players from north District 31 including Stars from both leagues in New fcls Lockhart Luling Canyon Lake Scguin and San Marcos The same games arc set for little lea guers 12 year olds across the country vying for a trip to the Williarnsport PA Were not unlike a lot of towns across the Beach said Well have parents and fans packing the stands and lining up along the fences with lawn chairs to cheer on their The AllStar selections for 12year old players will be announced June 17 National Little League AllStars 9 year year 1 year old Lucas Beach Chad Brown Benjamin Cowley Dustin Cruz Mike Gonzales Matt Johnson Kyle Marten Kyle Murray Gilberto Regalado Ryan Roden Jose Walker Brett Whitby Weimers Baseball Class 5 A title rekindles little league GRAND PRAIRIE Texas AP Its been 11 years since Kerry Wood and Kevin Walker won the Little League state championship playing with the Irv ing AllStars Grand Prairies dynamic pitching duo will have another shot to win state cham pionship glory together when the Uni versity Interscholastic League tourna ment begins in Austin The Grand Prairie Gophers who have dazzled fans this season with phenomena pitching and solid hitting are trying to win their first UIL title Theyll face Lubbock Coronado 274 in a Class 5A semifinal The first semifinal matchup will fea ture Fort Bend Elkins 302 vs Cor pus Christi Moody 2432 at 5 today Wood who posted a 140 pitching record this season and was drafted in the first round by the Chicago Cubs in last weekss amateur draft said that any thing less than a championship victory will be a disappointment Weve come this far When we just go out there and play no one can beat Wood said Its time to finish the Win or lose in Austin Wood said he will probably forsake college plans and don a Cubs jersey next season Since I was five Ive wanted to play major league Wood said Im probably not going to pass this chance His buddy Walker a relief pitcher was drafted by the San Diego Padres but still isnt sure whether he11go pro The Gophers have become a local sensation drawing record crowds and droves of adoring Little League players seeking autographs They have really had to grow up a said head coach Mike McGilvray as he signed a baseball for a fan after prac lice this week Rockets need more Dream endings to offset Shaqs bullying Dont go penciling in the Houston Rockets as cham pions just yet Beneath the surface of Wednesdays stunning outcome lurked an ugly monster called scries tone Tlie referees set it and they apparently are ready to let Shaquillc ONeal get away with bigtime bull near the basket ll was forgivable the first time the large guy put his shoulder down and lunged elbow first into Hakeem Olajuwon plowing the center to the floor It got comical the third and fourth time Shuq rammed his way to the goal will only u handslap Iravel Thomas Godley ing call In any other league he would have had five fouls at the half Not in the NBA which promotes oneonone celebrity matchups Shaq on the bench does nothing for ratings Facing that kind of handicap the Rockets had no business stealing Game 1 in Orlando The Magic in all honesty mustered as much as could be expected against the defending champions They took a 20point lead in the second half and at times the new kids looked down right dominating and confident The Shaq was holding his own against the Dream and ihe Magic perimeter game was clicking Guards Nick Anderson Anfernee Hardaway and Brian Shaw looked way too comfortable bombing from beyond the arc Heck in the first half Horace Grant single handedly controlled the Rockets Even as Clyde Drexler was getting into a groove and Kenny Smith was unconsciously connecting on longdistance liners a Rockets fan had to feel lucky to still be in it Rudy Tomjanavich no doubt was counting his blessing when Nick I Only Make Threes Anderson missed four straight free throws Rudy T had to feel good too to see his team tied in overtime with five seconds left and the ball The silence that overcame the frenzied crowd in Orlando told the story It was so quiet that Olajuwon himself fig ured a foul was called and the shot didnt count The moment for some strange reason evoked flashbacks from eleven years ago when the University of Houstons lost the NCAA championship to North Carolina State on a lastsecond shot Maybe it was the way Olajuwon who this lime kepi his eye on ihe ball looked lo the ref erees for assurance The tipin was good and the Rockets can thank their lucky stars for coming away with this one They will however need plenty more prayers from here out in the series if Shaq continues to get his battering ram licenced by the men in the striped shirts Thomas Godley is spurts editor for the HeraldZeitung None better in softball The Braves finished the sea son in first place with a 121 record in the 12 and under division of the New Braunfels Girls Softball Association They also won the city tourna ment championship Players are from top left Cherita Mannie Tiffany Blakeman Cherise Schlicting Bethany Hildebrand Stacy Parker front Christina Rahe Auri Gonzalez Miranda Laine Shelby Farnsworth and Manager Donna Laine Not pictured are coaches James Rahe Jr and Terry Boyd and players Danielle Boyd Kayla Hand Celeste Rodriguez Alicia Rollo Mantle undergoes liver surgery By KEVIN OHANLON Associated Press Writer DALLAS AP Mickey Mantle early this morning underwent a liver transplant that doctors said was needed to save his life hospital officials said A liver donor was found late Wednes day and once tests showed it was com patible with the 63yearold Hall of Famer surgery began around 4 said Jennifer Jones a spokeswoman at Baylor University Medical Center He was already prepped tor surgery so I dont think it took them very long to start after the liver she said The operation was expected to last between four and six hours Jones said A news conference was scheduled at 9 am CDT with the entire medical team expected to be present We should know a lot by she said Mantles liver has been deteriorating because of a small malignant tumor years of alcohol abuse and a long dorj mant hepatitis C infection doctors saidj They said his highly publicized bout with alcoholism contributed lo his probr lems j Mantle was hospitalized on May complaining of stomach pains Although doctors publicly announced his condition Wednesday they notified the west Organ Bank Inc on Tuesday that new liver was needed The organizJ tions director Alison Smith said it was not too unusual for an organ to be lump within two days because Mantles podV health placed him on high priority i

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