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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 7, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas Thursday September 7 1995 0 5 Sports Day To talk with Sports Editor Thomas Godley about Sports Day call 6259144 ext 24 HeraldZeitung Sports Day The Press Id play in Lakers Thats my town A lot of people say its because its wild its San Antonio Spurs forward Dennis Rodman In the news Seles Becker advance to Open semifinals NEW YORK AP Monica Seles con tinued her successful comeback with a 7 6 62 victory over fifthseeded Jana Novotna to reach the semifinals of the Open Seles will next play fourthseeded Conchita Martinez a 36 76 62 victory over Brenda SchultzMcCarthy In an even closer and much longer match 1989 mens champion Boris Becker reached the semifinals by surviv ing the longest duel of the tournament 4 hours 7 minutes against Patrick McEnroe 64 76 67 76 8 Becker who closed the match with his 30th ace will play defending champion Andre Agassi a 64 62 16 75 winner over Petr Korda Agassi scored his 25th consecutive victory Northcliffe golf tournament to aid NBHS Project Graduation Local golfers can help out Project Graduation Committee 96 of New Braunfels High School by playing in a benefit tournament Oct 14 at Northcliffe Golf Course The tournament will raise money to pro vide a safe and fun way for this years seniors to celebrate graduation night Teams an C anet D player The eventincludes lunch a inone contest and prizes place win ners receive each Entry fee is For more information call 6209006 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 starting at am Saturday Sept 23 The tournament sponsored by Cedar Branch will benefit Hospice New Braunfels The Tour nament will be a fourplayer team scramble for mat Cost is per player for green fees cart and all prizes All proceeds raised will be matched up to by Cedar Branch For more information contact Sam Moore at 210 6299841 or Greg Gunderson at 210 620 0131 NB Junior Golf Association reschedules tournaments The next NBJGA tournament will be held Sept 11 at Landa Park The NBJGA has scheduled several tournaments through October 28 Dates locations and cost are as fol lows Sept Landa Park Golf Course Sept Woodcreek Wimberley October Tapatio Springs October Sundance Golf Course Members should register at least one week before the tournament date Signup sheets will be available at each tournament 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 NBJGA members also may sign up for j free clinics sponsored by the New Braunfels Driving Range and Sundance Golf Course Jim Bergeron will host the first clinic at the 46 Driving Range on Thursday Sept 14 Sundances Bill Halbert will hold the second clinic on Thursday Sept 28 Beginners will meet from to with advanced clinics following from to The NBJGA board meeting has been reschduled for Monday Sept 25 at 6 at Landa Park Pro Shop Volleyball tournament on tap Holy Family Church is sponsoring a mens and womens B league volleyball tournament from 8 to 4 Sept 9 and 11 tp 4 Sept 10 at the church parking lot on 245 Hidalgo St Trophies will be awarded to the top three teams Cost is per team For more Information call 6297239 A heavyweight battle in the Smithson Valley to take on Southside Cardinals mammoth offensive line By THOMAS GODLEY Sports Editor When the Smithson Valley Rangers defensive front steps onto the football field this Friday it will be staring across the line at some hefty blockers On the other side of the ball will be a San Antonio Southside Cardinals offensive line that outweighs the Rangers line by 70 pounds per man The Cardinals front five comes in at an aver age of including two players over 300 The Rangers are more along the lines of Not to worry The lessbulky defenders have an advantage of a different kind While the Rangers cant count on pushing their opponent around they plan to use quickness and technique to side step those big guys and get into the backfield Southside coach Mike Kelly believes the bat tle in the the trenches comes down to playcall ing and aggressiveness We have the upper hand as far as size goes along the said Kelly We like to run power football and we like to take advantage of our big offensive line But I dont anticipate dominating Smithson Valley They play an aggressive attacking style of defense Our guys arent the quickest guys and we dont have a lot of depth We have to work with what we We are not a passing team but when we do pass we use quickrhythm timing passes to make sure our linemen dont have to move The Cardinals return eight offensive and eight defensive starters from last years team which was winless in 10 games This years offensive line is the largest ever at Southside Steve Williams a 63 340pound tackle heads the squad He is joined at the tack le spot by Edward Valesca a 62 305pound lineman Center Way Ion Aldridge is a collegei ack Higgins a 67 player speed is the teams most athletic Kelly said All five can bench press their own weight and squat HeraldZeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL The Smithson Valley Rangers will be forced to take advantage of their speed and quickness on defense to counter Southsides sizable edge on the offensive line The season opening game for both teams begins at at Southside twice their own weight The Rangers will turn to junior Kirk Schnei der and Greg Markham to plug the inside at the tackle positions Heath Renfrew and Brandon Schultz 510 160 will man the defensive end spots Despite the size disadvantage the Rangers dominated the Cardinals last year 280 Ranger coach Larry Hill said this year will be tougher chore didnt the fourth quarter last Hill said We know well be facing an improved team on Friday They have that huge line Well have to use good technique and maybe move our front around to compen sate for that size advantage We cant just stand and go toe to toe with Kelly said the Cardinals are more experi enced and stronger this year In a scrimmage last week Southside outscored Hondo by five touch downs to none If Smithson Valley is unable to hold its own at the line of scrimmageiCardinals quarterback Pat Ortiz a an accii rate arm and speed could have a big night Running back Joe Cantu 59 a junior who rushed for more than 600 yards last year is the main running threat but also is a solid receiv er out of the backfield Hill said the Cardinals have bigplay capa bility and his secondary could be tested through the air They throw the short routes well but every now and then they will go up top and try to get a long Hill said We 11 have to be ready SJor have tdiimakaisure and keep theic from taking short pass and breaking it down the some thing weve been working on at No pass play Herald Zeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL New Braunfels defensive back Steven Simpson heads upfield after interception during a preseason scrimmage The Unicorns secondary will be tested in the opening game of the season Friday night at home against an explosive Pflugerville Panthers team Ripken breaks Gehrigs alltime consecutive games mark at By DAVID GINSBURG AP Sports Writer Run defense key to Longhorns success By CHIP BROWN Associated Press Writer AUSTIN AP The 15thranked Texas Long horns were stampeded by opposing runners last year Baylors Jerod Douglas ran for 210 yards Pitts burghs Curtis Martin gobbled up 251 yards and Col orados Heisman Trophy winner Rashaan Salaam totaled a whopping 317 yards The Longhoms were 64th in the nation in rushing defense and 55th in total defense This year coach John Mackovic is trying to turn things around by exhorting his defenders to domi nate an area of the field he calls Clobber Clobber Alley is that area just outside the tight end where the ball carrier will naturally turn the corner and head Mackovic said Its at that point that a defense must get to the ball carrier because thats where a majority of the big plays really do Texas coming off a 3817 victory at Hawaii on Saturday is idle this week and faces Pittsburgh 1 0 in Austin on Sept 16 Each day in practice Mackovic and defensive coor dinator Gary Darnell try to instill an ultraaggressive attitude in their front seven We have really pushed our defense hard to get to the ball carrier meaning extra effort hustle playing to the echo of the whistle and just flying to the Mackovic said I felt at times last year that not everybody played all out on every play the way that we would expect them to BALTIMORE AP Lou Gehrigs seemingly unbreakable record didnt even make it out of the century Cal Ripken is now baseballs Iron Man and once again the men who play the game say the feat will never be equalled Ripken played in his st consecu tive game Wednesday night and theres no sign that the amazing streak will end any time soon Somehow some way the seemingly invincible shortstop has gone more than 13 seasons without suffering an injury serious enough to put him on the Baltimore Orioles bench It was business as usual Wednesday Ripken went 2for4 with a homer and played flawlessly in the field as the Ori oles beat the California Angels 42 It takes more than simply avoiding injuries to compile such a streak In Rip kens case hes been lucky and good The players are more into the streak than the fans are because we know what it takes to put it Baltimore third baseman Jeff Manto said Sure staying healthy is part of it But the most incred ible part was that he was good enough to play every day For the past games the lineup has been belter with Cal Ripken in Ripken has gonethrough several bat ting slumps during the streak He tried several different stances in 1992 few of which worked But manager Johnny Gates kept Ripken in the lineup anyway in part because he still was a threat at the plate and because he was the best infielderon the team Cal never took the easy way out If he had a slump he played through it If he was hurt he played through team mate Rafael Palmeiro said Through it all Ripken showed up ready to play And play he did game after game aftergame Its untouchable I dont think theres anyone who has the gall to approach a record like Baltimore outfielder Jeffrey Hammonds said This is Cal Rip kens record and it will always be Cal Ripkens Havent we heard this before Thats what they were saying in 1939 when Gehrig pulled himself from if SEPT 10 JL Call For Information I 3794073 or 3795566 UT sport information office photo Texas AllSouthwest Conference end Tony Brackens heads a Longhorn defense that looks to improve a porous runstopping squad in 1994 Texas held Hawaii 01 to 187 yards rushing on 55 carries for an average of yards per run By yield ing 309 total yards to the Rainbows who were 381 last year the Longhoms currently are ranked 27th in the nation in total defense While Mackovic can blame much of last years porous performance on a slew of injuries that forced 13 different players to take a shot at linebacker the fourthyear coach also maintains that Texas lacked team speed when he arrived in 1992 Senior linebacker Robert Reed says the Longhoms are stronger and faster than they have been in his years at Texas NEW BRAUNFELS AMERICAN LITTLE LEAGUE Little League will Conduct 1996 Season Board Officer Election Monday 11th September 1995 pm 3rd Floor Courthouse Annex Bring Your Talents Energy and Join a Stable Growing Volunteer Organization thats Dedicated to Our Baseball Youth Young Old of New Braunfels
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