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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 9, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas JJ9 0 Sunday July The Press The Days Quote Thft boys Werent ready to go on Vacation just yet but it like this is the end of the road All they can do is learn from It They will be better next year when they face 15yearold boys Kery Noble coach for NB AllStars Blue team after a loss to the NB Red team In the news NB Jr Golf schedules clinics The New Braunfels Junior Golf has scheduled several clinics and tournaments this month On Monday 10 at 6 golf pro Bill Halbert will r aclinic for young golfers at Golf Course on Common On Wednesday July 19 at 6 will be conducted at the New Driving Range on 46 The week July 26 the NBJGA will a 9hole tournament beginning at 6 at Lees Par 3 A second tournament Wednesday August 2 at ParTee Golf Center on 46 For more informa tion call Joe Tafoya NBJGA vice presi dent at 6256881 Local bowling club begins membership drive in July Barbarbsa Bowling Club encourages interested bowlers to sign up for a new tbowling league being organized this month The olub is located on Farm to Market Hoad 758 For more information call 6254127 or 3794378 Seguin softball league takes team registration by July 13 The Seguin Activity Center is now accepting applications for its Womens Softball League The entry fee is per team The deadline 5s Thursday July 13 Games will be played on Friday evenings at the Seguin Fourplex Rosters may be picked upat Vivroux Sporting Goods For more informationrcall Cindy at 3039333 New Braunfels tennis group to host tournament July 15 The New Braunfels Tennis Association will sponsor an adult tennis tournament on July 15 16 at the New Braunfels High School tennis i courts For more information call David Mueller at 6204210 or Kevin Bruington at 6290171 Water park world bodyboarding championship moves to August Schlitterbahn Waterparks annual Continental Airlines Flow Rider World V Bodyboarding Championships have been rescheduled for August Originally set for June 89 the competition has been moved to August 2627 NB Little League registration The New Braunfels Little League fall i training for boys and girls ages 911 is now taking registration for incoming minor Land major league players for the 1996 v season The training will develop skills in prepa ration for the Spring League and Saturday games in September and October Registration fee is until July 1 Late fee is Adults interested in man aging coaching or umpiring are encour aged to contact the league Registration forms are available at Rawlings Sporting Goods and Vivroux Sporting Goods For jtiore information call Michael Garrott at Missions baseball announces It New Braunfels Day at the park I1 The San Antonio Missions baseball Ffeajrn has designated July 30 as New Day The Missions will play the fTulsa Drillers at San Antonio Municipal f Stadium at I A portion of the proceeds will go to the local Childrens Museum Tickets are and may be purchased j at the Childrens Museum in the Courtyard Shopping Center and at Vivroux Sporting 41 floods For more information call 620 Youth soccer referees needed The Youth Soccer League is offering i Basses during the first two weekends in July QertW refers can earn up per day officiating high school and club soccer I The classes are scheduled for 8 to noon JMV 8 and 1 to 5 July 2 and noon to sJuJy 9P0r more information call NEW BRAUNFELS FOOTBALL FLASHBACK From Unicorn hero ID cofcpatelegend Mike Sullivan etches among the alltime greats in TQU football lore By THOMAS SODLEY Sports Editor wiped the sweat from his brow and looked up from a sea of Unicorns helmets to spot a cftlebrifyatMOttg the practice crowd Standing along the Sidelines Studying offensive drills was Jadde Sherrill lhe famed j Southwest Conference coach was scouting to catch glimpse of the kid many ered ithe best 4A high cjhoot lineman to didnt just bloek opponents tort often j them five yards back and dnlledthertiinkithe f ground like He was a man among said Baker offensive linecoach for NewBraunfels High School in the 1980s1 Everyone wantedhhuV Matty Statteri knew they didnt have a backup fa badas other prominent positions lostto injuries wfctt often fillet mind was set on playing Coach Jim Wacker at Texas Christian a school which hadnt won a conference UBe In decades A decadelater despite a fiveyear eoUe giate career plagued by losses only fond memories of his playing days He now can take pride in having lefthis marie ttp scholarships from perenni at asthe University of Miami Hotre Iterate and USC Sullivan had every nghVb second guess his decision That how was nothis way of handling adversity In x setback became a motivator and an opportunity to get playing time Heendedup Vstardhg41 magazine placed Sulljvah on the TCU All Time Team list for The roster includes football legend like Bob Lilly Mike Renfto Undy Berry Kenneth Davjs Lyte to said I respected Coach Wacker and his commitment to graduating players He is a great coach but also a great To be on the same list as someone 0ke Bobliilly well have imagined being giveU who now lives in New Braunfels There many great players andttn just thrilled to be a part of Times werent always so good for the 272pound lineman at TCU In his freshman year as a starter Sullivan experienced more losses in a season than he had in four years at New Braunfels High School The Horned Frog program was in the wake of a recruiting scan dal involving player payoffs and the NCAA violations brought severe penalties by way of cutbacks in scholarships The scandal involved several including AllTime Team member Kenneth committed the violations prior to Sullivans arrival at Ft Worth but it was class of recruits in the following years wW paid the price Coach Wacker dealt with it by coming ward and turning in the players but the NCAA didnt give that much consideration when it handed out the Sulllyan safd It seemed unfair but we had to deal with TCU went into many games undermanned Every recruit in Sullivans class weritonito a degree The NCAA recognized TCU as college programs in to boast a 100 percentgraduation Sullivan completed his degreein business worked one year in Ft Worth before being drafted by the San Antonio era of the WerfdLeague of American Football His pro career didnt pan out arid he returned to New Braunfels with his wife Ten and their daughter Jennifer I told myselficarft play football all my life and I have a family to take cats he said It was time to move Sullivan now works for an electric appli ance company in San Antonio He plans to move into the food distribution business Football is still a love and he enjoys watch ing games on television and spotting NFL payers whom he blocked on the college fields memory are Britt Hager and Shane James Francis and Santana jpf Baylor and John Roper of Texas Tte brightest moments come from his senior season in 1990 when the Horned Frogs started attdrankedNo 19 in the p k k HeraldZeitung file photo aiid submitted photo Far top Mike Sullivan a New Braunfels allstate lineman from 198184 crushed any and every defender who crossed his path He carried that bruising style of play Into the college ranks as an Conference lineman for the Texas Christian University Horned Frogs from 198590 Top left the Sullivans Mike and Teri and daughter Jennifer have made New Braunfels their home work greatest asset Along with his obvious physical quick feet and former Unicom was a natural leader and tireless worker He was the kind of kid you had to run out of the weight Baker said Just a great young man to coach and a great attitude always chuckling and pushing others to be Sullivan looks back on his high school play ing days with much pride The Unicorns didnt always have the bigger stronger and faster players but the team rarely had a bad practice and Head Coach Jim Streety had a knack for putting the right athlete in the right position and breeding believers We never set foot on the field thinking we werent going to Sullivan said Thats how confident we felt under Streety and Tim Kingsbury We practiced so hard during the week that we always felt sure about winning and we usually did No doubt it was that attitude that pushed Sullivan to make the most of his years at TCU and etch his name among the schools alltime great players vTJwjy routed Arkansas son included a wild Shootout in Houston which ended a 4946 loss that set several NCAA records for combined offense and points It was a track he said laughing at the thought We punted once the whole game It was crazy to look up at the Scoreboard and see that you had 46 points and still lost It was The highlights be made as a star for NBHS were equally unbelievable Baker likes to recall a play in the 1985 quarterfinal playoff game against Calallen Sullivan was called on to lead a sweep by running back Stephen Millet who took the handoff from quarterback Victor Sierra The lineman came around end like a bulldozer He pulled on the play got in front of let and just wiped out three Baker said I mean he just cleared a path all by New Braunfels finished the season 131 losing toTomball in the semifinals in a game the Unicorns dominated statistically Later that year coaches unanimously named Sullivan to the AllState first team Baker said he always considered Sullivans The Ballpark set for AllStars By JAIME ARON AP Sports Writer ARLINGTON Texas AP When players from all 28 major league teams gather Tuesday at The Ballpark in Arling ton for the AllStar game several of them may look around the 1yearold stadium and feel right at home Detroit players will instantly recognize a tribute to Tiger Stadium with The Ball parks socalled Home Run Porch in right field Red Sox players may notice a tricky asymmetrical outfield much like Bostons Fenway Park Kansas City players may be comforted by the grassy hitters backdrop in center field similar to Kauffman Stadium Bal timore players will see a resemblance to Camden Yards their modem home with a throwback look and feel Theres always something to see or do at the million Ballpark Hungry Go to the upscale Diamond Club restaurant hidden behind windows in left field or check out the view from Fri days Front Row Grill sports bar in right field Theres also plenty of concession stands with great names like Bambinos Pizza Home Run Bakery and Cy Yogurts Want to know more about the game Take a stroll through the Legends of the Game Baseball Museum and its learning center Swing for a good cause HeraldZeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Baines Manning sets up for a drive at the Pitch in For the Womens Center benefit contest Saturday at Sundance Golf Course in New Braunfels The event helped raise funds for the Comal County Womens Center Graf claims sixth title in a Wimbledon classic By STEVE WILSTEIN AP Tennis Writer WIMBLEDON England AP As Steffi Graf clutched the cherished sil ver winners plate Saturday for the sixth time at Wimbledon Arantxa Sanchez Vicario yanked it away stealing it a moment wishing she could take it home Sanchez Vicario gave it back ever so reluctantly for she knew that the giant plate had been within her grasp that few women had ever played so well so doggedly and so long for the champi onship and been beaten The runnerup plate felt too puny after a match like this with its epic 32point game in the third set highlighung one of the greatest womens finals in the Open era Oh you could give me that Sanchez Vicario playfully told Graf but the German smiled and took it back yielding nothing now after earning such a brilliant victory I thought it was nice to have the big trophy because it could have been Sanchez Vicario said It felt good to have it in my hand I know now I can play very well on grass I know one day I can win and hold the big trophy for For the moment though the 23year old Spaniard is still second best to Graf who claimed her 17th Grand Slam title and improved her 1995 record to 320 Only a month ago Graf won the French Open beating Sanchez Vicario in a much easier final Graf playing her finest against an inspired opponent at her own best smashed 10 overheads and 10 volleys scorched the lines and corners with her forehands She won that spectacular game in the final set to earn that trophy and the that went with it If the 1816 tiebreaker between Bjom Borg and John McEnroe in 1980 defined the ultimate in the mens game the 32 points and hundreds of shots Graf and Sanchez Vicario endured in the llth game of the third set defined the ultimate in womens tennis McEnroe won that tiebreaker but lost in five sets Graf won this classic game to secure the match Its a game that will stand out for many many the 26yearold Graf said Never in my career had I played such a long game with so many quality points We both didnt give anything to each other I was really tired at the end There were some incredible points there That definitely produced the best tennis of both of us Neither of us played any loose points Nobody gave
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