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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 29, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas Sports Day To talk with Sports Editor Thomas Godley about Sports Day call 6259144 ext 24 HeraldZeitung O Tuesday 5 HeraldZeitung Sports Day The Press The Aggies are due After all five teams have won the Soutwest Conference title since they Jonathan Feigen sports writer for the Houston Chronicle on Why Texas ASijvl will be Cotton Bowl representative In the news Rangers stall in wildcard chase MINNEAPOLIS road to the American League playoffs is getting bumpy for the Texas Rangers After racing to the lead for the AL wildcard spot things have suddenly stalled They had a chance to extend their lead Monday night but a couple of blown chances with men on base and some hard hit balls in the 10th inning led to the Minnesota Twins 43 victory in the Metrodome With one out in the bottom of the 10th Kirby Puckett lined a groundrule double and scored the gamewinning run oh a sharp single by Pedro Munoz Despite the loss Texas remains a half game up on Milwaukee for the wildcard New Braunfels youth soccer registration set for fall The New Braunfels Youth Soccer Club has begun its fall season registration Applications are being taken at Vivroux Sporting Goods Players ages 4 to 18 are invited to join The fee which includes cost of the uni form and insurance is for ages 6 and under and for all others Newcombe tennis taking new club memberships Newcombe Tennis Ranch is currently accepting membership to its newly formed tennis club The cost is per family or individual Membership includes use of the tennis hard courts and clay courts soccer field basketball courts and other facilities For more information call 6259105 Comal Bowl lanes starts recruiting program Bowlers First a recruiting program for sanctioned league bowlers will be intro duced this fall at Comal Bowl in New Braunfels The program is a Joint effort between the local mens and womens bowlingassociations and the proprietors group When a current bowler recruits a new bowler for a league Comal Bowl will pay the sanction fee for the new bowler as well as the fee for the recruiting bowler A new bowler is one who has not bowled in a league sanctioned or unsanctioned in the past three years For more information call 6256263 NB junior golfers to tee off at upcoming tournaments The New Braunfels Junior Golf Association has scheduled several tour naments through October 28 Dates locations and cost are as Sept i Lancia Park Golf Course Sept Landa Park Golf Course October Tapatio Springs October 28 Sundance Golf Course Members should register at least one week before the tournament date Sign up sheets will be available at each tour nament or members may call Frank Schaeffer at 6201952 or Jodi McDonald at 6254831 All players should check In at least one hour before the tournament begins Charity golf tournament to aid Hospice New Braunfels The Lutheran Brotherhood Cedar Branch No 8886 will hold its third annual Charity Golf Tournament at Starcke Park Golf Course in Seguin staging 5t 3m Saturday Sept 23 The tourprtent sponsored by Ceda Branch will bereft Hospice New Braunfels The Tour narnentvvl scramble for mal is per player for green fees cart and all prizes All proceeds raised will be niched up to by Cedar Branch For njpre jrlojTpfca snfcct Sam it Unicorns to battle Bowie From staff reports Several young players are rising to the call as the New Braunfels Unicorns varsity volley ball team heads into its second week of the sea son said head coach Phyllis Fowler Weve got a lot of youth but so far theyve been handling themselves real Fowler said Our setters and hitters are coming togeth er and playing with a lot of Fowler praised the play of junior Haley Hemley and sophomores Erica Walther and Jessica Barney who have shared time at setter Outside hitter Shawn Lindsey and middle blockers Jill Evans and Christi Hull have played key roles in the Unicorns recent wins over Kerrville Smithson Valley and McArthur New Braunfels ranked No 7 in the ea captured third place Saturday at the raulein VolleyFest defeating McArthur in their final match 159 and 155 Outside hitter Shelley Bredewater recorded 10 kills in the final game The Unicorns travel to Austin today for a tri match with against Bowie at and Lanier at Bowie recently won the Northside Tournament In other action the Canyon Cougarettes are coming off a dramatic finals match Saturday night at Fraulein in which they took Round Rock Westwood to a third set before falling 15 17 Canyon hits the road to take on Roosevelt and Holmes today The Smithson Valley Rangers trek to Kerrville for a 7 match Setting it up New Braunfels1 Wendy Holtz puts the ball In play during a match this week end at the Fraulein VolleyFest The Unicorns 31 play Austin Bowie and Lanier tonight at Bowie The Canyon Cougarettes travel to Roosevelt and the Smithson Valley Rangers face Kerrville HeraldZeitung photo by MICHAELDARNALL Thomas Godley NCAA keeps it a dull buzz in the endzone The NCAA keeps taking all the fun out of college football The latest attempt is a crackdown on prayer and showboating that draw individual attention What it means is that a player who crosses goal line after an 80yard touchdown run has to gather him self and quietly return to the side line No getting down on one knee to catch a breath No looking up into the sky and pointing No jumping around and soaking in the moment Keep it quiet and just get back to the bench The NCAAs intention is to cut down on individual ism and keep other players feelings from being hurt especially the defensive guys who just got burned and might still be nearby as the celebration happens The idea is not altogether bad Some players tend to get excessive in their endzone antics Taking off a hel met prancing around and moving in for a television close up takes away from the notion of sportsmanship Those players know who they are and should expect a flag The Miami Hurricanes are the masters of poor taste in that respect but for the most part players on the college level arent out to steal the glory from the rest of the team They have the NFL for that When you get down to it touchdown celebrations are generally harm less and more often than not it adds some spice to the game knowing that the guys behind the helmets are not robots Cutting down exhibitionism has its place in college football The problem however is that the rule requires a major judgement call on the officials part and it could penalize a team whose player simply let his emotions run away in the heat of the moment Let them live it a little Thomas Godley is sports editor for the Herald Zeitung Catching on HeraldZeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL The Canyon Cougars are getting a handle on the passing game The team continues preseason workouts this week in preparation for a scrimmage at homeThursday against Austin LBJ Two wheel whiz Submitted photo by Lisa Macy Barry McMahan of Canyon Lake and his team Deuces Are finished first in the Middleweight Superblke class of the CMRA Endurance Race this month at Texas World Speedway In College Station The team took sixth overall and now maintain solid lead in annual points for their class McMahan also finished third In the B Superblke fourth In C Superbike and fifth In Formula 1 He is now ranked in the top five In all three classes and will be racing In the WERA Grand National next October Longhorns give freshman starting role in backfield AUSTIN AP For the first time since Heisman Trophy winner Earl Campbell took the field in 1974 Texas will start the season with a true freshman at running back Coach John Mackovic said Monday that Ricky Williams a 6foot 215pound fullback from San Diego will be in the starting lineup when the 18thranked Longhorns open the season Saturday night at Hawaii While other true freshman running backs have started games for UT none have started the season since Campbell who is the schools allume leading rush er Coaches say Williams a solid block er with good speed and hands has fully grasped the offense and may help Texas ignite a potent running attack lacking in recent years The Longhorns ranked 76th in rushing offense in 1994 Ricky has done everything we have asked of him and Mackovic said Mackovic says his team is healthy and ready to begin the season in a firstever meeting against the Rainbows who are also making their 1995 debut The only concern now is concentra tion said Mackovic adding that he pur posely failed to discuss his teams season opener during fall drills because he didnt want his players dreaming of beaches instead of blocks We didnt talk about it very much simply because we wanted our team to understand that this is an important first football game and not just a trip to Mackovic said Rookies earn spots with Cowboys Sports briefs NEW YORK AP Three years after she last won the Open Monica Seles returned as anxious and nervous as ever as the twotime champion and sec ond seed overpowered Ruxandra Dragomir for her 15th consecutive Open victory Sixthseeded Goran Ivanisevic sprained his ankle in UK third set after winning the first two tried to play on after treatment and finally quit at 31 against Brett Steven Defending champion and thirdseeded Arantxa Sanchez Vicario dispatched Calalina Crislea in 49 minutes No 9 Gabriela Sabatini scored a 1 victory over Adriana SerraZaneui and sixthseed ed Mary Pierce downed Mariaan de Swardt No 4 Boris Becker beat Alex LopezMoron unseeded Stefan Edberg defeated Martin Damm and No 10 Wayne Ferreira lost 7 61 to 109thranked Jerome Golmard JACKSON Miss Bagwell went 0for 2 with two walks in his first game in four weeks as the designated hitter for the Houston Astros DoubleA Jackson team Bagwell the 1994 National League MVP hadnt played since breaking his left hand July 30 when hit by a pitch It was the third straight season he suffered that 27 was rutting 283 with 16 homers and 66 RBIs at the time of his injury CHICAGO DeLeon was traded by the Chicago White Sox to the Montreal Expos for Jeff Shaw in a swap of righthanded relievers DcLeon 34 was 53 with a ERA in 38 games IRVING Texas AP A fifth of the Dallas Cowboys roster will be rookies a compliment to the scouting depart ment says coach Barry Switzer We needed an infusion of young blood and we think we got Switzer said The only draft choices not to make the team were former Bulkus Award win ning linebacker Dana Howard of Illinois a fifthrounder and Line Harden of Okla homa State a fourthround pick Offensive lineman Shane Hannah a secondround pick underwent knee surgery on Aug 4 and will be on the injured reserve list He can practice but not play for the Cowboys this season There were some Swilzer said Who would have thought we would keep a kickoff specialist But to help the kickoff teams we decided to keep Jon Baker Thats why we had to make some tough cuts in other Baker was a free agent as was Billy Davis of Pittsburgh who can play both wide receiver special teams and defen sive back Chris Boniol will be the field goal and extra point man The others among the 10man rookie class included light end Eric Bjomson a fourthround pick from Washington defensive tackle Darren Benson of Trin ity Valley Community College a third round supplemental draft choice cor nerback Alundis Brice of Mississippi a fourthround pick wide receiver Ed Her vey of Southern California a fifthround pick defensive end Oscar Sturgis of North Carolina a seventhround pick light end Kendell WatKins of Mississip pi Stale a secondround choice safety Charlie Williams of Bowling Green a third rounder and running back Sher man Williams of Alabama
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