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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 14, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas Sports Day To talk with Sports Editor Thomas Godley about Sports Day call 6259144 ext 24 Herald HeraldZeitung g Thursday March O 51 Sports Day The Press Its just a job Grass grows birds fly waves pound the sand I beat people Muhammad Ali In the news Canyon powerlifter qualify for state regional meet Sixteen members of the Canyon High School boys and girls powerlifting team have qualified for state and regional com petition this month The boys team will compete in the region al meet on March 1516 in Los Fresnos High School The girls team will compete at the state meet on March 23 at the Civic Center in Beaumont The following are Canyon qualifiers and their weight class Boys Jason Hunt Curtis Schmidt Jeremy Hill Steven Brockman Mark Noble Robert Blankenbeker Kevin Self Orlando Mesa 191 John Flores Justin Mike Broaddus 220 and Dustin Maxwell Anderson Tyanna Michalec 114 Amber Heitcamp 132 and Marci Allen The CHS powerlifting teams are coach by Dan Burk Spring baseball camp nixed the Spring Break Baseball Camp from March 1821 has been cancelled due to unforseen circumstances For those who have already signed up and paid a full refund will be returned NBHS coach Neal Miller will give two hours of free instruction to players wl 10 arrive at the Monday March 18 session at the Little LeagueFields kFor more information call Neal or Dee Miller at 6295518 Newks offers tennis for family The John Newcombe Tennis Ranch con tinues its program for the whole family Mens and womens leagues begin soon The following are dates and times for the junior training sessions for youth ages 418 Monday and Wednesday 56 Ages 47 Tuesday and Thursday Ages 811 Tuesday and Thursday Ages 1218 Club membership is available to the entire family with tennis swimming basket ball and volleyball The cost is per month or annually For more information call Dencil or Phil for more information 210 6259105 or 625 4957 NB junior golfers hold clinic The New Braunfels Junior Golf Association will hold an alMevel tournament at Quail Creek Golf Course in San Marcos on Sunday March 24 at 3 For more infor mation call Jodi McDonald at 6254831 Gmene 10K to wind through scenic Hill Country course The 12th annual Gruene Texas race will take participants on a 10kilometer mile run and a twomile walk through Gruene Historic District and the scenic Hill Country of New Braunfels The race starts at 9 Saturday April 6 in front of Gruene Hall on the banks of the GuadaJupe River Primary sponsors are race founders and Gruene Texas partners Pat Molak and Mary Jane Nalley Other sponsors include Rpger Solers Sports in San Antonio and RunTex The ROnners Store in Austin Race director is Roger Soler About runners are expected at this years event Cash and other prizes will be awarded to the top three runners in each division for men and women ranging in age from 14 to 70 and Texas Rag Shorts championship will continue this year The first male and female wearing Texsis flag shorn to cross the finish line each will receive a Texas flag jacket courtesy of Relation fee before March 30 Runners can sjgn up in person at Rpger Soler Sports aacksonKellerRd Late registration will be after March 31 on the clay of tie race A portion of the proceeds go to Friends of the River a whjcib promotes ponservation ajnql 3yadalype and CcpaJ Unicorn soccer teams gear for state playoffs By THOMAS GODLEY Sports Editors Forward Josh Motz guides the Unicorns into battle against Unicorn Stadium The firstround playoff game kicks off at 7 The situations are reversed but the goals remain the same for the New Braunfels boys and girls varsity soccer teams Last year at this time the NBHS boys had captured the district championship and were taking a bye week to prepare for the playoffs The Unicom girls were the runnerup team getting ready for a first round battle Its a different story in 1996 The NBHS girls capped an unbeaten district season with a 30 win over Smithson Valley that earned them the district title and a week off before facing their Austin area opponent The NBHS boys have a more immedi ate test against the Hays Rebels on Friday at 7 at Unicom Stadium Midfielder Kyle Reneau said the first round game could work out to an advan tage for the Unicorns A firstround bye is good if you need to heal injuries but were healthy and ready to Reneau said We want to come out fired up and have a strong game against Hays Were confident that we can win and gain some momentum for the next round of the j Attacking the outside lanes of the field will be the key to handling Hays Reneau said The Unicorns failed toi open up the middle against Alamo Heights last Friday and the result was a 00 although New Braunfels held the edge in shots on goal 1813 The Unicorn girls 735 303 are peaking at the right time They havent lost a game since the first week of Febru1 ary and on Wednesday night in a warmup game they took a 30 win over East CenI tral the No 2 ranked team in the San Antonio area j Leah Alba Stephanie Shumway and Jodie Helchler each scored goals Goalie Kristie Hull anchored a defense that has now posted two straight shutouts The girls are playing their best soccer at the right point in the NBHSJ coach Joey Trevino said i The Unicom girls will face the winner of this Fridays game between Round Rock High School vs Austin High School I The Smithson Valley Ranger girls the district runnerup team will face the Sari Marcos Rattlers at 6 on Friday ai Ranger Stadium NCAA Tournament Pitino Kentucky brought to earth just in time LEXINGTON Ky AP Kentucky coach Rick Pitino hopes the loss to Missis sippi State will make his No 2 Wildcats quit believing everything they hear about them selves Kentucky 282 had a 27game winning end vyhenatjell 8173 to Mississippi State in the Southeastern Confer encetourney championship game on Sunday When you hear people say its the best team in 31 years you suddenly believe the Pitino said Mississippi State puts a hammering on you and now you say Wait a second Boy was that not true Thats where I think the great lesson was learned Im excited about that because I think if we didnt learn that lesson I dont think we had a chance of a national championship We will not be full of he added Right now we have a humble group of young Kentucky opens play in the NCAA Mid west Regional against San Jose State 1316 on Thursday at Dallas Pitino said his teams defense especially against the 3pointer in the SEC tourney is a concern right now Kentucky held opponents to 30 percent shooting from 3point range during the regular season but in the tourney it was burned by Florida Arkansas IOfor20 and Stele Thats a dangerous thing because you win on Pitino said I think thats what well take out of the SEC tournament and real ly work on in the next few If Kentucky defeats San Jose State it will face the winner of the game between Wiscon sinGreen Bay and Virginia Tech on Satur day Pitino denied a rumor that forward Antoine Walker had been suspended from any games He said Walker was benched for most of the second half against Mississippi State because he was unhappy with his overall play Antoine got us this Pitino said of the sophomore Hes had a great sea son But Antoine has to be great for us to win the whole thing If hes not great we have to play almost a perfect EAST REGIONAL First Round Thursday March 14 Bradley 227 vs Stanford 1225 Massachusetts 311 vs Central Florida 30 minutes after pre vious game Pann State 216 vs Arkansas Marquelte 227 vs Monmouth 30 minutes after previous game Friday March 15 Georgetown 267 vs Mississippi Valley Stale New Mexico 274 vs Kansas Stale 30 minutes after previ ous game Texas Tech 281 vs Northern Illinois North Carolina 2010 vs New Orleans 30 minutes alter pre vious game SOUTHEAST REGIONAL First Round Thursday March 14 Connecticu 302 vs Colgate Duke 1812 vs Eastern Michigan 30 minutes after previous game Mississippi Slate 227 vs Virginia Commonwealth UCLA 237 vs Princeton 30 minutes after previous game At Orlando Arena Orlando Fla Friday March 15 Temple 1912 vs Oklahoma Cincinnati 254 vs North CarolinaGreensboro 30 min utes after previous game Indiana 1911 vs Boston College Georgia Tech 2211 vs Austin Peay 30 minutes after previ ous game MIDWEST REGIONAL First Round At Reunion Arena Dallas Thursday March 14 Kentucky 282 vs San Jose State WisconsinGreen Bay 253 vs Virginia Tech 30 minutes after previous game Iowa State 238 vs California Utah 256 vs Canisius 30 minutes after previous garna A The Bradley Center Milwaukee Friday March 15 Louisville 201 1 Viilanova 256 vs Portland 1 30 minutes after previous game Wake Forest 235 vs Northeast Louisiana 30 minutes alter previous game WEST REGIONAL Firs Round At The Pit Albuquerque Thursday March 14 Syracuse 248 vs Montana State Memphis 227 vs Drexel 30 minutes after previous game Purdue 255 vs Western Carolina Georgia 199 vs Clemson 18 30 minutes after previous game At The University Activity Center Tempe Aria Friday March 15 Maryland 1712 vs Santa Clara Kansas 264 vs South Carolina Slate 30 minutes after previ ous game Iowa 228 vs George Washington 8 i Beaming with success Submitted photo Lauri Simpson a New Braunfels High Schol freshman continues her winning gymnastics performances At a recent meet in Austin competing against Level 8 gymnasts she placed first in the balance beam second in the vault and floor exer cise and third on the uneven bars The scores gave her first place in the Ail Around gymnast Lauri trains at Gymnastics and is preparing for the South Texas State Meet in Georgetown Former Canyon baseball standout sets SWC mark By THOMAS GODLEY Sports Editor Former Canyon High School baseball star Lance Berkman continues to make his mark on the Southwest Conference record books On Sunday the Rice Owls first baseman knocked in his seventh home run in a three game series against the University of Massa chusetts pushing his total to nine roundtrip pers in a week The recordsetting performance earned him National College Player of the Week and SWC Player of Week honors The series record is one that will probably stay in the books for a while according to Lou Pavailich the editor of Collegiate Base ball magazine In his 26 years of keeping stats he said hed never heard of a player hitting nine home runs in a Mark Sanders Rice sports information assis tant said On Saturday in the first game of a double header with tlMass Berkman hit two home runs and followed it up with four home runs in the second game for a total of six on the day For the week he tallied nine home runs 24 RBI and 17 runs in seven games As a freshman last year Berkman set the national record for doubles in a season with 26 He also earned Newcomer of the Year in the SWC Coaches poll Berkman a 1996 Olympic team hopeful was allstate player for the Canyon Cougars in 1994 Lance Berkman CHICAGO AP Chicago Bulls forward Scot tie Pippen will miss up to two weeks because of an assortment of injuries Bulls general manager Jerry Krause said tendinitis in Pippens right knee will sideline the AllStar for 1014 days Pippen also has been nursing back and ankle injuries KANSAS CITY Mo AP Northwest Missouri Stale must forfeit 12 victories and vacate its share of the MidAmerica Intercollegiate Athletics Association championship because of the use of an ineligible play er The MIAA said center Rick Jolley was ineligible because he played in an exhibition game for Penn State in 199091 before transferring to Northwest Missouri Following the result of the schools appeal the case will be forwarded to the NCAA Infractions Committee LOS ANGELES AP Pete Cassidy who recent ly concluded his 25th season at Cal State Northridge wont receive a contract for next season The Matadors finished their sixth season as an NCAA Division I school with a 720 record Cassidy was 334 337 overall at the school m NORMAN Okla AP Police closed a missing persons case on Billy Sims after the former Oklahoma and Detroit Lions star telephoned Detroits WDIVTV to say he was alive and well Sims wife Edna reported him missing to Norman police Tuesday saying she had not seen him since Feb 13 Sims said he and his wife had been separated and he had tried to call her over the past two weeksx INDIAN WELLS Calif AP Topranked Thomas Muster of Austria almost unbeatable on clay in the last year was ousted from the Newsweek Cham pions Cup by Adrian Voinea of Romania 63 75 While Muster tumbled on the hard courts at Hyatt Grand Champions Resort No 3 Andre Agassi beat Sjeng Schalken of the Netherlands A o TL1 f X W Civic Center New Braunfels Texas c March FRI 11 7 SHOW MANAGER o
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