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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 15, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas                                Sports Day To talk with Sports Editor Thomas Godley about Sports Day call 6259144 ext 24 HeraldZeitung O Friday March 0 5 HeraldZeitung Sports Day The Press I never thought Id lead the NBA Sn rebounding but I got a lot of help f ram my teammates They did a lot of Moses Maldne In the news NB tennis team continues tournament success The New Braunfels Unicorns varsity gtrls tennis team heads into the second day of competition against San Antonio Marshall The Unicorns are coming off a first place finish at the Alamo Heights Tennis Tournament earning 57 points to outscore Alamo Heights 44 and Churchills 30 Rebekah Forney led the way by defeating Allison Ojeda of McArthur in the singles final In girls doubles final NBHS Andrea Giesick and Tamarra Jenkin topped of Corpus Christ King 60 Umpires needed for local Little League The New Braunfels Little League is look ing for umpires to officiate games this sea son Candidates must be 18 or older and willing to work nights and weekends Onfield training will be provided The first meeting is scheduled for Sunday March 17 from 9 to noon at South Bank Community Center on HW 725 A second meeting is set for Sunday March 24 from noon to 3 at Comal Park Baseball Field For more information call Jim Pace at 6096676 or Manuel Velasquez at 609 3976 Newks offers tennis for family The John tinues its whole Mens and womens leagues begin 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 alllevel tournament at Quail Creek Golf Course in San Marcos on Sunday March 24 at 3 For more infor mation call Jodi McDonald at 6254831 Gruene 10K to wind through scenic Hill Country course The 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 Guadalupe River Primary sponsors are race founders and Gruene Texas partners Pat Molak and Mary Jane Nalley Other sponsors include Roger Solers Sports in San Antonio and RunTex The Runners Store in Austin Race director Is Roger Soler About runners are expected at this years event Cash and other prfzes will be awarded to the top three runners in each division for men and women ranging in age from 14 to 70 and older The Texas Rag will continue this year The first male and female wearing Texas flag shorts to cross the finish line each will receive a Texas flag Jacket courtesy of Roger Solers Sports Registration fee is before March 30 Runners can sign up in person at Roger Solf Sports 2589 JacksonKeller Rd Late registration will be after March 31 on the day of the rage A portion of the proceeds go to Friends of the River a New BraunfeJsbased nonprofit organization which promotes the conservation and preservation of frie Guadalgpe and Comal For more informed cay 210 2TO7Q1 or RuiyTex at 512 Texassize matchup with Wolverines big man Traylor A nfcnr ByARNIESTAPLETON AP Sports Writer MILWAUKEE AP The TexasMichi gan matchup weighs heavier now that 300 pound freshman center Robert Traylor who broke his arm in a Feb 17 car accident had his cast removed and will suit up today for the NCAA Midwest regional Texas coach Tom Fenders said hed pit 6 center Dennis Jordan against Traylor Thats an NFL matchup with the size of those two Fenders said Texas seemed to have a healthy bunch but Michigan center Maceo Baston a native of Dallas drew the ire of the Longhorns when he said they seem to take a lot of illadvised Illadvised shot back Texas senior for ward Sonny Alvarado Ive never seen a shot I didnt like from my boys We just take the shot thats open Coach Fenders coaches that way and we like to play that Michigan guard Dugan Fife who runs the Wolverines offense is fighting a virus and sore throat Other teams in this regional are not without their ailments either AllAmericas Tim Duncan of No 9 Wake Forest and Kerry Kittles of lOthranked Vil lanova are fighting stomach viruses that could limit their minutes today Kerry has a stomach virus and has been throwing up He was finally able to eat some thing and he feels Villanova coach Steve Lappas said after Thursdays workout without Kittles I thought it was better that he stay Lappas said he expected Kittles to start however when thirdseeded Villanova faces No 14 seed Portland making its first NCAA Tournament scores EAST REGIONAL First Round At The Providence Civfc Center Providence Thursday Mardh 14 Stanford 66 Bradley 58 Massachusetts 32 Central Rorida 70 Arkansas 86 Penn State 80 Marquette 68 Monmouth 44 SOUTH EAST REGION AL First Round At The RCA Dome Indianapolis Thursday March 14 Connecticut 68 Colgate 59 Eastern Michigan 75 Duke 60 Mississippi State 58 Virginia Commonwealth 61 Princeton 43 UCLA 41 MIDWEST REGIONAL First Round At Reunion Arena Dallas Thursday March 14 Kentucky 110 San Jose State 72 Virginia Tech 61 WisconsinGreen Bay 48 Iowa State 74 California 64 Utah 72 Canisius 43 WEST REGIONAL First Round At The Pit Albuquerque Thursday March 14 Syracuse 88 Montana State 55 Drexel 75 Memphis 63 Purdue 73 Western Carolina 71 NCAA Secondseeded Wake Forest 235 faces No 15 seed Northeast Louisiana 1613 in a night game In other games Missouri Valley Conference tourney champion Tulsa 227 met Louisville 2011 and Michigan 2011 plays Texas 209 tonight Thomas Godley Take Horns out early UMassfar Take the smart choice follow logic and reason and right away people jump all over you The NCAA tournament office pool got under way on Thursday and as fellow workers scanned the brackets it took no time for a critical eye to point out that Id taken Michigan over Texas in the first round Imagine the shame An exHom betting against his alma mater dropping the home team for the sake of a lousy firstround point Despite the chastising I stood firm by my pick Few people understand the true art of NCAA tournament prognostication It all starts on Monday following the NCAA committees seedings The purchase a sectiori iscritieal Every emis and keystatistics ajricf matchup information Here are the facts Michigan is 2011 in the Big 10 The Longhoms are 209 in the SWC Both teams secured atlarge bids Michigans starting lineup is Texas is Michigan coach Steve Fishers career record is 16070 UTs Tom Fenders is 17580 The Las Vegas line is Michigan by 1 Heres why Michigan will move on to the next round They have better basketball tra dition and more Parade AllAmericans just waiting four CBS cameras to shine on them The Wolverines will fall in the next round to Wake Forest who will fall to UMass two rounds later in the Elite Eight The Minute men will win it all In the end I tossed USA Today and all its data and remembered how two years ago a secretary who hadnt watched a game all season took home the office pool prize She picked Arkansas because they were ranked high and she had relatives there So I figure Why not UMass this year They were the No 1 team for a while and my cousin Rick lives up there Thomas Godley is spans editor for the HeraldZeitung NBHS boys track set to run at Thy By THOMAS GODLEY Sports Editor HeraldZeitung photo by THOMAS GODLEY Unicorn track coach Lew Simmonds demonstrates technique for getting out of the blocks Thursday afternoon at NBHS Steven Simpson Cooper Cogdell and Michael Williams take in the lesson NBHS tops Lockhart in Softball From staff reports The New Braunfels girls softball team used a sevenrun rally in the fourth inning to surge past the Lockhart Lady Lions on Thursday at NBHS Softball Field The win kept the Unicorns district record per fect at 30 and 118 overall Lockhart the district champion in 1995 dropped to 21 and suffered its first loss in 13 district games after going unde feated last season in 284A NBHS coach Cindy Manley said the Unicorns have yet to play their best softball This was another tough game where we just made the plays at critical Manley said It was kind of amazing that we came out with a win considering we had six The Lady Lions jumped out to a 40 lead when New Braunfels started its comeback Eleven bat ter went to the plate for the Unicorns during that pivotal fourth inning Rachel Green led off with a walk advanced to third base on a past ball and was driven in by Joy Orr Melinda Aguirre Misty Roberts and April Tuch then singled in four more runs to spark the rally Tammy Braune and Emily Wotipka notched the final two RBI Lockhart closed the gap to 76 with two runs in the sixth inning In the top of the seventh the Lady Lions put runners in scoring position with two outs but Braune who pitched the entire game for the Unicorns struck out the final batters to preserve the win Tuch and Braune each went for 2for3 with an RBI to lead the offense The Unicorns next game is at Bastrop on Tuesday New Braunfels track coach Lew Simmonds has always been a firm believer in pacing ear ly and peaking iate Considering the way the Unicom boys team has jumped out of the blocks this season it could be hitting a bigtime stride by the start of district After three meets the Unicorns are moving ahead of schedule and they figure to get better with the addition of several key athletes who are expected to join the team in the next weeks Jamie Copenhauer a top middle distance sprinter will regain his eligibility and give the team a lift in the 400 meter run and 1600 meter relay Kelly Garza plans to return from an injury to bolster the 100 and 400 meter runs He was fourth in district in 1995 And Tony Bradford a 60 high jumper is recovering from a foot injury and could help in the field events Were coming along fine right now and Im pleased but I think weve got another 30 40 points out Simmonds said It looks good the way things are The Unicorns head to their fourth meet this FricKiv at Kerville Tivy The spring break sched ule will mean a scarcity of teams and runners but the meet will give an opportunity to junior varsity runners who expect to be moved up Last week at the Round Rock McNeil meet the Unicorns took fourth place On March 2 they came in third at the Schertz Clemens Relays The season opened with a dominant perfor mance at the Unicom relays This years team has balance Jeff Garsnett continues be a strong runner in the and meter runs Anchoring the field events is state medalist Clay Skarovsky who consistently clears 140 in the pole vault Klint Kingsbury is aiming for 140 feet in the discus David Simmonds Cooper Cogdell and Wilkins are approaching the 21 foot mark in the long jump Kliff Kingsbury Merle Meder Jeff Copen hauer and Brad Boucher ran a time of in the meter relay at the McNeil Relays Unicom service ace Craig Sciantarelli takes aim with on a sizzling serve Sciantarelli fell to Jeff Mueller of MacArthur but the Unicom tennis team won the overall battle 53 in a nondistrict match at NBHS on Thursday Davinder Toor defeated Justin Bradshaw 0 In girls singles Rebekah Forney defeated Alison Ojeda and Melinda Boyd topped Elizabeth Maurer In girls doubles Andrea Giesick and Tamarra Jenkin defeated A Maurer and McEn tire DamarodasSchneider defeated Baker Kutach 61 61 HeraldZeitung photo by THOMAS GODLEY Astros9 Berry replaces Caminiti By MICHAEL A LUTZ AP Sports Writer KISSIMMEE Fla AP Sean Berry has made a career out of stepping into big shoes Hell lake over the unsettled thirdbase spot for the Houston Astros this season one year after Ken Caminiti one of the most popular Astros ever departed for San Diego I followed George Brett at Kansas City I followed Tim Wallach in Montreal so in that sense Caminili is in pretty good company in the people Ive Berry said I had the good fortune to play with Brett and Wallach and although I never got to play with Camy that would have been Berry said Sure youd like to live up to those guys but youre kidding yourself You just try to play your game and someday maybe theyll say I was a pretty good third base Dave Magadan and Craig Shipley platooned at third base in Caminitis absence last season but fans clearly missed Caminitis dartlike moves and laser throws to first base Solidifying third base was an early goal of new Astros general manager Gerry Hunsicker Sean fits well with this Hunsicker said We werent looking for a highprofile type guy This is a club of bluecollar workers who go out and grind it out every day Even the stars Craig Biggio and Jeff Bagwell are everyday grinders Berry fits that mold Sean is like a chameleon Many times you dont even notice that hes there until you look up at the end of the year and realize how much hes done for the Hunsicker said Rockets soar past Hawks 114106 By The Associated Press HOUSTON AP Lenny Wilkens is the winningest coach in NBA history and even he couldnt devise a defense to stop Hakeem Ola juwon Olajuwon hadnt practiced in two days and was playing with a sore right knee but he scored 38 points and fueled a thirdquarter charge that led the Houston Rockets to a 114106 victory over the Atlanta Hawks Thursday night We were going to try and double team defen sively and help as quick as possible with rotations on Wilkens said I dont think we got there quick enough and hes too good to give him that much Olajuwons knee started bothering him in practice on Tuesday but he elected to play against the Hawks and Rockets coach Rudy Tom janovich is glad that he did The Rockets remain two games behind the divisionleading San Antonio Spurs   

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