New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, July 28, 1995, Page 8

Publication: New Braunfels Herald Zeitung July 28, 1995

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 28, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas 8 □ Herald-Zeitung □ Friday, July 28,1995 Sports Day ■ To talk with Sports Editor Thomas Godley about Sports Day, call 625-9144. ext. 24. Herald-ZeitungSports Day The Press I found that mixt lo boxing, tennis is tbs ultimate sport. It's one on one." — Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson on reading Arthur Ashe books while in prison. In the news Pickett team flies high at Eagle golf tournament The four-player team of Jim Pickett, Jim Harwood, Bob McCabe and Mildred Hanson fired a blistering 8-under par 64 to win first place in the monthly fraternal order of Eagles Scramble Golf Tournament on July 25. Hot on their heels were three teams that shot 7-under par 65s to share the second, third and fourth place prizes. Glen Case, Gary Koss, Marvin Staats and Ray Metzke comprised a top finishing team. The team of James Gaffney, Ron Johnson, Al Heinemeyer and Ida Christopher tied the score, and the foursome of Charlie Smith, Clinton Acker, Cliff Schrader and Irene McCabe rounded out the top four teams. In the nearest to the pin contest on the 12th hole, Dave Hansen hit his tee shot six feet from the hole to win a dinner and dance for two prize package. Jim Harwood hit a tee shot that rolled six feet from the 15th hole to win the pastries prize donated by Irene McCabe of : World Class Bakery. The next tournament is scheduled for August 22 and is open for all Eagle members and prospective members. f Football workouts begin I Aug. 9 for Canyon players Canyon High School football players will begin workouts on Aug. 9 at 3:45 p.m. with conditioning and testing for players in grades 10-12. A parents meeting is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 12 at 1 p.m. The meeting J is for parents of all football players, fresh-{ men through seniors. Immediately fdlow-i ing the meeting the ninth graders will be [ issued their locker and equipment. * Freshmen players will have their first workout at 8 a.m. on Aug. 14. NB junior golfer placos at national tournament Michael Schaeffer, a member of the New Braunfels Junior Golf Assedation, placed in the top 20 at the Optimist International Junior Golf Championships in Florida. Schaeffer, competing in the 13 to 14-year old boys' division, was in 10th place after shooting a 79 on the first day. He shot an 83 and 86 the second and third day. More than 75 golfer from across the United States competed in the tournament held July 20-22. NE Little League registration The New Braunfels Little League fall training for boys and girls ages 9-11 is now taking registration for incoming minor and major league players for the 1996 season. The training will develop skills in preparation for the Spring League and Saturday games in September and October. Registration fee is $12.50 until July 1. Late fee is $15. Adults interested in managing. coaching or umpiring are encouraged to contact the league. Registration forms are available at Rawlings Sporting Goods and Vivroux Sporting Goods. For more information, call Michael Garrett at 609-2248. Missions baseball announces New Braunfels Day af the park The San Antonio Missions baseball team has designated July 30 as New Braunfels Day. The Missions will play the Tulsa Drillers at San Antonio Municipal Stadium at 6:05 p.m. A portion of the proceeds will go to the local Children's Museum. Tickets are $4 and may be purchased at the Children’s Museum in the Courtyard Shopping Center, and at Vivroux Sporting Goods. For more information, call 620-0939. «.    ..    „    ..*.w *»i i-cuiua ram. Dallas’ Donaldson a center of attention By CHIP BROWN Associated Press Writer L+'tf mr ’MICHAEL DARNALL Tho Cowboys offensive line has a new man In the middle for Troy Alleman. Center Ray Donaldson, a 15-year veteran, replaced Mark Stepnoskl who Joined the Houston Oilers. AUSTIN (AP) — Ray Donaldson has snapped balls to so many NFL quarterbacks he can hardly name them all. In 13 seasons with Indianapolis, Bert Jones, Greg Landry, Mike Pagel, Chris Chandler, Jeff George and a guy Dallas Cowboys fans might remember, Gary Hogeboom, ran the show. In the past two seasons with Seattle, it was Rick Mirer and Dan McGwire. There have been four Pro Bowls in those IS seasons, and he helped the Colts lead the AFC in rushing three times while opening holes for Eric Dickerson. So forgive Donaldson, 37, if he is a little testy when asked if he can take over at center for the Cowboys following the free agent flight of All-Pro Mark Step-noski to the Houston Oilers. “Ever since I have been in this league, I have been having to prove myself to people,” said Donaldson, who is 6-3 and 300 pounds. “I came in as the first black center drafted in the NFL in 1980. I had to prove myself then, and I am still doing He has proven himself to Cowboys coach Barry Switzer. “Of all the guys on the offensive line, he has had the best camp so far, and he’s still learning the scheme,” Switzer said. Tackle Mark Tuinei, who went to the Pro Bowl last year, also has been impressed. “Obviously when you lose a guy like Step, you want a guy who can come in and easily replace him. Ray has done that,” Tuinei said. “Ray is stronger than Step, so some of his drive blocks are a little more powerful. Step is probably quicker. But Ray is smart, he picks up on the plays really quickly and he has been around twice as long as Step." Troy Aikman, who was close personal friends with Stepnoski, said he has adjusted to Donaldson, who wears the same No. 53 that Stepnoski wore. “Step was a great player and a tremendous friend of mine,” Aikman said. “I miss his friendship and not having him on the team, but those things are going to happen. “I think we did the best job we could do in bringing in Ray, a veteran player, a guy who has been through it all.” Canyon setter heads west for McMurry JC From staff reports Stacey Pape, a 1994 all-district player on tire Canyon Cougarettes volleyball team, has signed a letter of intent to play for McMurry Junior College in Abilene. The 5-10 middle setter will join the team this fall and expects to see playing time as a freshman. McMurry returns six starters and will add five freshmen to the team in 1995. "There's a good chance I could see some action this year," said Pape, a three-year letterman at CHS under head volleyball coach Donna Boehle. McMurry is guided under the NAJA and competes in the Texas Intercollegiate Athletic Association Conference. The conference includes Sui Ross, Midwestern, Hardin Simmons and Howard Payne. Pape will be playing under McMurry head volleyball coach Larry Blackwell. In her senior season with the Cougarettes, Pape recorded 145 digs, 72 kills, 44 blocks and 21 aces. She also was a key member of the Canyon basketball team which completed a 20-9 season and earned a trip to the playoffs. "Stacey was a very versatile player during her three years at Canyon," coach Boehle said. "She played several position for us during that time, and was a team player with good individual skills." Stacey Pape This summer Pape has continued to improve her skills by playing club volleyball with the Texas Juniors in San Antonio. Pape was named to the Texas Coaches Academic All-State team in February. At McMurry she plans to pursue a degree in education with an emphasis on mathematics and longterm goals of becoming a coach. In a visit to McMurry campus in April, Pape met with coach Blackwell and several teammates. "Everyone was very positive, and eager to help," Pape said. "That's one of the main reasons I decided to attend McMurry. The volleyball program is excellent and the campus and people are great." Sports briefs CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Indians, looking to bolster their pitching staff for the pennant stretch, acquired Ken Hill from St. Louis for three minor leaguers. The Indians, who have the best record in baseball, add Hill, the NL’s starter in last season’s All-Star game. Hill was 6-7 with a 5.06 ERA after being acquired from Montreal in April. MILWAUKEE (AP) — The California Angels have Jim Abbott back again — in time for their pennant run. They acquired the left-hander from Chicago White Sox in a six-player trade, returning Abbott to the team he started with as a rookie in 1989. Chicago also sent left-handed reliever Tim Fortugno to California for four minor leaguers. Abbott, 27, was 6-4 with a 3.36 ERA in 17 starts for the White Sox. HARTFORD. Conn. (AP) — Brendan Shanahan, a star left wing with the St. Louis Blues, was traded to the Hartford Whalers for top young defense man Chris Pronger. Shanahan, 26, was often at odds with coach and general manager Mike Keenan, a stem disciplinarian in his first season with the Blues. During the season, Keenan criticized Shanahan’s toughness and work ethic, and Shanahan sulked after the Blues traded linemate Craig J anne y to San Jose. In 1993-94, Shanahan had 52 goals and 50 assists. He had 51 goals in 1992-93. Pronger, 20, hailed as a rising star when the From submitted reports The New Braunfels Diamonds softball team continues to perform like one of the best in the stale. At the Texas Amateur Athletic Federation tournament in Lancaster, the Diamonds captured the runner-up trophy, competing against state’s top teams in the 9 to 10-year-old girls' division. "The TAAF tournament traditionally has quality teams that arrive intending to win it all," Diamonds coach Leon Vargas said. "The tournament can be expensive. You won't find teams traveling this distance just to show up. Here you'll find mostly All-Star teams." The Rowlett Tomboys, who eventually beat the Diamonds in the championship game 6-2 were a select team. "Our girls hit the ball well but against the Rangers suffering 10-game skid By JAIME ARON AP Sports Writer ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers’ current 1-10 skid that has dropped them from AL West contention and into a close race for the wild card is the baseball equivalent of what happened on Wall Street last week. Analysts called it a “correction” when the Dow Jones average plummeted more than IOO points after several weeks of overly good trading, and that’s pretty much what was needed to bring the Rangers’ record back to reality. Like the inflated stock market, Texas had no business being 11 games over .500 and one game behind California for the division lead on July 16. It didn’t seem right that a team with so many injuries and pitching problems could be doing so well. Then the “adjustment” began. The Rangers lost IO in a row — including the last three by one run — before finally breaking through with a 2-1 victory Thursday night over Baltimore. The losing streak was the longest in the majors this season and Texas’ worst stretch in 13 years. Only twice in team history have things gone that bad for that long. As usual when the Rangers flop, pitching was to blame. It hasn’t taken long for new Texas manager Johnny Oates to find the franchise’s Achilles heel. Just a few months into the season, it gave him a swift kick. Kenny Rogers’ ups and downs have dipped again and Bob Tewksbury is getting shaky, to Whalers made him the No. 2 pick in 1993, didn’t develop into the player he was expected to become. ROCKLIN, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers made J J. Stokes their top draft pick with the notion he might be the next Jerry Rice. They showed they’re willing to pay a lot to find out. The record-breaking wide receiver from UCLA, the 10th player selected overall, was signed to a seven-year contract worth $8.4 million. The signing of Stokes left Dana Stubblefield, a Pro Bowl defensive tackle last year and defensive rookie of the year in 1993, as the team’s last holdout. The 49ers obtained Stokes, UCLA’s all-time go along with shoulder problems. Roger Pavlik is seldom reliable and Kevin Gross has been a huge waste of money. Fifth starter? Yeah, right An injury to Darren Oliver forced Oates to use journeyman Dennis Cook, who was acquired for a deadend minor leaguer, and Terry Burrows, whose only attribute is that he’s left-handed. Ownership has reversed its usual trend and told general manager Doug Melvin they’re willing to pick up the tab on any high-priced veteran pitchers he can find, but teams aren’t interested in Texas’ minor leaguers. Making the poor play even more aggravating is that Juan Gonzalez and Will Claik — the two players being paid the most to keep things like this from happening — aren’t justifying their salaries. Both have been hun, although to different degrees. Gonzalez would rather sit than endure the slightest pain, while Clark plugs along as best as possible, yet not up to expectations, despite aggravating problems. Mickey Tettleton has wound up as the main power source, leading the team in homers and RBIs, yet he’s hitting only .232. It's a telling slat that he's hit the team’s last five homers. Another way the season has caught up to the Rangers is that they’re no longer beating the system with productive fill-in players. Those guys have been overexposed and are finally hitting big slumps. The perfect example is Mark McLemore. He was supposed to be (he ultimate utilityman, collecting 300 to 400 at-bats while being a spot starter at several positions, a pinch-hitter, a pinch-runner or a defensive replacement. leader in receptions (154), receiving yards (2,469) and touchdown receptions (28), by trading their first-round picks to Cleveland. DENVER (AP) — David Hunt of lafayette, Ind., became only the second bowler in U.S. Olympic Festival history to roll a 300 game. In gymnastics, Richard Grace fell on a back flip during his final event, the floor exercise, allowing Rob Kieffer to tie him for the gold medal in the all-around competition. MONTREAL (AP) — Andre Agassi and Pete Sampras, the world's top two players, moved closer to a showdown at the Canadian Open by easily advancing to the quarterfinals. Agassi breezed by Czech qualifier Daniel Vacek 6-3,6-2, and Sampras downed Mauricio Hadad of Colombia 6-2,6-3 on the hardcourts. NB Diamonds shine at TAAF tourney Tomboys, it was hard to find any type of opening in their defense," said assistant coach Mike Baley. The Diamonds offensive strength came from Whitney Burnell, Erika Vargas, Vanessa Martinez and Sarah Batey who each excelled in games against Houston Highlands Angels and the Garland Blue Bonnets. On defense, Amber Avalos, Janine Moreno, Angela Morales and Taylor Mathew were standouts. Pitcher Jennifer Baerwald proved to be a key factor in the tournament. Her patented 12-foot arced pitches kept opponents off balance throughout. Shana Mendez, Melissa Ybarra and Sandra Ayala The Diamonds' success at the I Lancaster tournament provided momentum heading into the National Pony Tournament in Round Rock. Only 12 teams qualified for the tournament. .....    Submitted    photo The NB Diamonds ere: (front, left to right) Melissa Ybarra, Taylor Mathews, Erika Vargas, Jennifer Baerwald, Angelica Morales. Amber Avalos, Manager Leon Vargas, Janine Moreno, Sarah Batty, Shana Mendez, (standing) coach Mike Batey, Whit new Burnet!. Vanessa Martinas. Sandra Ayala and coach Mamie Avalos. A ;

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Publication: New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

Issue Date: July 28, 1995

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