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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 20, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas Tuesday June HeraldZeitung 5 HeralciZeitung Sports Day To talk with Sports Editor Thomas Qodley about Sports Day call 6259144 ext 24 Sports Day The Press I Canyon Lake national triathlon cancelled From staff reports The Days Quote The drivers put on as good a race as weve had out Ken Muth president of the Hill Country Kart Club speaking on Sundays state champi onship race series In the news New Braunfels golfers among leaders at national tourney Four local golfers are among the leaders at the TexasOklahoma Junior Golf Tpurnament in Wichita Falls Bryan Boutwell a member of the New Braunfels Junior Golf Association shot a 79 to place in the top third of the leader board in the age division The field includes more than 100 golfers Michael Schaeffer also a NBJGA mem ber shot a 79 to place19th in the 13year old age group Boutwell and Schaeffer will play two more rounds on Wednesday and Thursday They must finish in the top 20 in order to qualify for the final rounds on Friday Chris Weil of New Braunfels shot a 79 to place 10th among 50 players in the 14 yearold age division Stephanie Schaeffer competing the 10 to12yearold age group shot a 51 at the La Vista Golf Course The tournament is the largest junior golf event in the United States with more than competitors NB Baseball League accepting fall sign up All youth who will be ages 13 and 14 in the spring of 1996 are invited to play in the New Braunfels Fall Baseball League Games will be played on Sunday afternoons at the Canyon High School practice field during September and October Preregistration fee is After August 1 the registration fee will be Forms may be completed and payment made at Vivroux Sporting Goods For fur ther information contact Bob Janca at 6295010 Cowboys Haley Lett questioned in Williams sexual assault case McKINNEY Texas Cowboys teammates Charles Haley and Leon Lett must grand jurys questions into an alleged sexual assault involving offensive tackle Erik Williams a judge has ruled State District Judge Verla Sue Holland ruled Monday that the list of questions is valid and must be answered Haley and Lett are expected to appear before the Collin County grand jury that will decide whether to indict Williams The panel convenes today Last week the pair declined to testify invoking their Fifth Amendment right against selfincrimination They asked for and received copies of questions they would be asked Sane of the questions included how often they had seen Williams with the girl whether they had ever seen them in a sexual situation and what the girl had told them about herself and her life Bangers ride past Tigers 64 DETROIT AP The Texas Rangers showed manager Johnny pates that playing with the power shut off doesnt mean being shutdown The Rangers hit 10 singles Monday night their third straight game without an extrabase hit But they combined timely hitting and relief pitching to produce a 64 victory over the Detroit Tigers Its a plus that if youre not hitting home runs to still put six runs on the board because the object of the game is still to put runs on the board not home Oates said Detroit rookie Pat Ahearne 02 suffered his second straight toss when the Rangers put together four straight twoout singles against him and reliever Joe Boever in the sixth inning to take a 54 Atlanta Braves tryouts slated in San Antonio on June 24 the Atlanta Braves will hold tryout camp on June 24 at Keefe Field in San Antonio Players must be between the ages of 1523 and must bring a glove shoes and uniform Players from the American Legion teams must have a note of permission from their coach or the commander of the legion post The tryout camp is free The Texas Hill Country Triathlon a Canyon Lake race that annually draws nearly ath letes from across the nation has been cancelled Organizers of the event which this year was selected as a National Championship said fund ing and the closing of its eightyear site in Comal Park led to the decision The THCT has gotten better each said Carl Owen race director Unfortunately weve been battling the fact that it has also been underfunded during much of its growth toward worldclass Owens added that triathlons of this size and stature are logistically difficult to work out and expensive to stage Solid corporate sponsor ship support is vital for its success and longevi ty Its difficult to pull the plug on such a great event especially in a year it had been selected as a National he added Real ity is reality The THCT has never had the lead sponsorship that weve always known was nec essary to its long term future Though we came close time was working against The final blow for this years event came when it was announced on June 14 that Comal Park staging site for the triathlon since its inception in 1986 would be closed for tho1995 season for construction Though not the prime reason Owens sqid it was a critical factor in the decision to cancel The Canyon Lake Corps of Engineers has been great in working withus over the years as this event has he said When they informed us of the closure they offered to work closely in every way possible to find an alter native site on the Lake for this years Moving the event to an alternative site would have bcfcn feasible had the necessary sponsor ship been secured Owens said That oneyear option would have been very difficult though for an event which covers 60milcs of country side and would have sacrificed the quality of the event he said The reputation of this event and what we have worked on for so long and hard to create even if it never takes place again in the future are more important than merely contfnuing for the sake of said Owens who orig inated the THCT in 1986 and has directed it ever since Many of the worlds top triathletcs have com peted in past years in the THCT including defending 1994 Ironman Champion Greg Welch from Australia and past Ironman winner and triathlon legends in their own right Dave Scott and Mark Allen of the United States Owens said the THCT could be back in 1996 if sponsorship is stronger A central sponsor would be necessary and the year off could give organizers a chance for more discussions in that direction Record nearly falls at New Braunfels track By THOMAS GODLEY Sports Editor Above more than 90 drivers entered this weekends Texas Karting Council State Championships Series in New Braunfels The race was the largest sprint race in the state and featured several nationallyranked drivers Right Foyt and his grandson Larry who races in the 125 cc shifter light class take a breather between races HeraldZeitung photos by MICHAEL DARNALL With car racing legend Foyt in the crowd Sunday at the Texas Karting Council State Championships Series in New Braunfels the air was primed for a speed record to fall And it nearly did Coy Dayton a Hill Country Kart Club member sped to within 14 second of the track record crossing the finish line at in the 125 cc shifter light class The record was seconds It was one of the cleanest races weve had out said Ken Muth president of the Hill Country Kart Club which sponsored the race The drivers put on as good a race as weve had out More than 95 racers competed in the event which is the third race in the six series state championship with the final race annually held in Waco On Sunday the fastest cars averaged 6065 mph on the curvy quartermile track The overall average speed was 5055 mph Foyt a fourtime Indianapolis 500 winner was on hand to watch his 17 yearold grandson Larry who compet ed in the 125 shifter class Larry who has finished in the top five in several races this year was not in top form on Sunday He finished 15th in the field Steve Tunnell a New Braunfels resi dent came in second in the special 100 cc heavy class Tyler Tunnell was second in the Rookie Jr 4cycle class The following are top finishes in var ious classes 125 shifter heavy Tom Dunlop Katy Terry Tilton Austin Butch Lawrason Marshall 100 controlled Edwin Braziel State Championship Texas Killing Council State Championship Series Hosti Hill Country Kart Club Where HCKC track In New Braunlels Top finish Coy Dayton 125 cc light class seconds Race Classes 100 cc controlled 125 cc shifter heavy 125 cc shifter light 80 cc shifter special 820 Sportsman Junior 4cycle restricted junior under Special 100 heavy Special 100 junior sportsman Special 100 light 100 medium and 100 senior Hempstead Malcolm San Antonio Russ Carroll Austin Special 100 Sr Sportsman Cecil Robertson Nocona Roger Willingham Spring Kenneth Cook Mansfield 125 shifter light Coy Dayton Austin Colin Lyn Richardson Leroy Wilkerson Conroe Special 100 medium Bobby Dun lap Katy Ashley Wester Lubbock Kyle Parks Junior fourcycle Charlie Bass San Antonio Rookie Jr cycle Steven Selgelid Rockdale Tyler Tunnel New Braun fels Preston Peebles Lubbock Restricted Junior Samantha Symank Elm Molt Jonathan Muth San Antonio Marc Clevenger San Antonio Special 100 light Ron Parks Austin Patty Symank Elm Mott Nathan Wilkins Lubbock 80 shifter Ashley Wester Lub bock Preston Peebles Lubbock Mark Bowlin Houston Special 100 heavy Jeff Mitchell Cumby Steve Tunnell New Braunfels Mike David Abilene Retama Park favorite races to stakes SCHERTZ Refrigerator sure knows how to ruin a Western Party Just sprint to the lead and never look back The twoyearold Slew Machine geld ing blew away his competition including a colt owned by country music star George Strait to win the Texas Thoroughbred Breeders Association Sale Futurity colt and gelding division by an easy seven lengths at Retama Park The colt gelding division was the sec ond of two TTBA Sale Futurities Satur day at Retama Park Post Oak farms Vivace put away Marquesa Lana in deep stretch to win the filly division of the TTBA Sale Futurity by one and threequarters of a length Refrigerator bet down as the 35 favorite after his easy nine and onehalf length victory in the trials on June 2 certainly live up to this billing Owned by Weldon Kennedy of Weatherfbrd Texas and trained by Amos Laborde Refrigerator covered the five furlongs in 58 seconds and paid and Derby top was a distant second and paid and West em stretch to finish a nose back of Der by Top for third and paid Refrigerator who is coincidentally named for Quarter Horses alltime lead ing money winner improved his record to three wins in four starts and increased his career earnings by to 364 Winning jockey Allen Dupuy said he felt the pressure of riding the pre race favorite lift off his should when he crossed the finish line in front I just felt Dupuy said It was just a big relief The horse is just too fast He rates real easy but breaking from the twelve hold I had to ship Laborde who predicted victory earli er this week has been admittedly sur prised by his juveniles improvement When I first started with him I didnt know he was going to be that Laborde said But I knew when he broke that it was all over At the head of the stretch it looked like he was just Laborde indicated Refrigerator would get a little rest from the track before continuing the twoyearseason Western Partys jockey Randy Romero said his colt broke slowly from the gates but came rolling late for the show New Braunfels Jr League AllStars Ace on the mound Phillies pitcher Wes Malek was select ed to the New Braunfels Jr League AllStars blue team The Phillies bring four players to the two squads which begin preparing this week for games in Seguin HeraldZeitung photos by THOMAS GODLEY Red team Cody Chapman Clay Coleman Javier Gonzales Cody Reimer Bradley George Andy Schmid Cody Erben Eric Sultemter Chip Adams Ty Johnson jared Fellers Drew Snider Rockies Rockies Rockies Phillies Phillies Dodgers Dodgers Braves Giants Pirates Reds Reds Blue team Bradley Marshall Chad Maniez Austin Herring Kenneth Brunette Curt Covington GarrettBurnell Marcus Kieshnick Timothy Voignt Michael Setbert Wad Hubble Cardinals Braves Braves Phillies Phillies Rockies Pirates Pirates Giants Giants Dodgers Reds Floyd Chapman manager Mike Reimer coach Rickey Seibert manager Wade Hubble Mare Kteshniek coaches Sports briefs NEW YORK AP After a trip to the Betty Ford Center a guilty plea for tax evasion that led to a fine two positive cocaine tests and a 60day baseball suspension Darryl Strawberry is reluming to New York Strawberry who left the Mets after the 1990 season to sign with the Dodgers agreed to a oneyear contract with the Yankees that will guarantee him at least Strawberrys agent negotiated the deal with Yankees owner George Steinbrenner Accord ing to the team the 33yearold outfielder will join the Yankees as soon as he becomes eligi ble under baseball He is eligible Sunday Strawberry has 14 home runs and 54 RBIs his past three seasons a total of 104 games Hes been bothered by nagging injuries includ ing a bad back YORK AP Sandy Alomar Albert Belle and Kenny Lofton of the Cleveland Indians are among leaders in AL fan balloting for the AilStar game Seattle outfielder Ken Griffey who is injured and will miss the game continues to lead with votes Belle is second among AL outfielders with and Lofton third with Alomar has votes at catcher Frank Thomas of the White Sox leads at first with Torontos Roberto Alomar at second with Wade Boggs of the Yan kees at third with and Cal Ripken of Baltimore tops shortstops at PITTSBURGH AP Mario Lemieuxs return to the sport he dominated as a fourtime NHL scoring champion with the Pittsburgh Penguins will be announced in a news confer ence Tuesday that may detail how many games he plans to play next season Lemieux 29 sat out the 199495 season fol lowing five years of persistent back problems a bout with Hodgkins disease and anemia He laced up his skates only once all season for a charity game in March CHICAGO AP Darryl Suiter quit as Chicago Blackhawks coach to devote more time to his family Sutler 36 was 1108026 in three seasons as coach He led the Blackhawks to a 472512 mark and Norris Division 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